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 on: Today at 06:10:48 PM 
Started by Crux - Last post by Gratch

Quote from: Razgon on Today at 05:25:41 PM

Quote from: Gratch on Today at 04:32:21 PM

Quote from: Razgon on Today at 04:11:10 PM

Its fine that you don't like the books, but saying its shitty storytelling is kinda you being a twatt, or whatever its called.

Um...ok.

I do think that series has shitty storytelling, and you obviously didn't.  Just a difference of opinion, not sure what is twat-worthy about that.

Writing is a craft. If a carpenter makes a chair, and you don't like the chair - do you call it shitty carpentry, or do you say you don't like the chair, according to your own sensibilities?

Steven Erikson is guilty of many things in his writing , but not knowing his craft is certainly not one of them.

I spent the bulk of my time with the first two books just trying to figure out what the hell was going on.  This exercise finally became so frustrating that I simply gave up.  So Erikson did a great job of creating a very interesting world with compelling characters, then made it so difficult to try and piece together what was actually happening that I felt it wasn't work the effort.  In my mind, that is pretty much the definition of failing entirely as a storyteller.

And for the record, I really wanted to like that series.  So much so that I read the first book twice in the hopes that it would make more sense the second time around.

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 on: Today at 05:25:41 PM 
Started by Crux - Last post by Razgon

Quote from: Gratch on Today at 04:32:21 PM

Quote from: Razgon on Today at 04:11:10 PM

Its fine that you don't like the books, but saying its shitty storytelling is kinda you being a twatt, or whatever its called.

Um...ok.

I do think that series has shitty storytelling, and you obviously didn't.  Just a difference of opinion, not sure what is twat-worthy about that.

Writing is a craft. If a carpenter makes a chair, and you don't like the chair - do you call it shitty carpentry, or do you say you don't like the chair, according to your own sensibilities?

Steven Erikson is guilty of many things in his writing , but not knowing his craft is certainly not one of them.

 13 
 on: Today at 05:04:52 PM 
Started by Kvothe - Last post by Lee

Quote from: msteelers on Today at 04:38:21 PM

I've been playing the SimCity Citybuilder for a couple of days now, and I can honestly say I don't even know where to go in order to pay real money for things. Maybe I just block it out because there is a zero percent chance I would ever spend money, but I can't say the IAP are in your face at all.

Is it fun? Is there a real game to it, or is it just another timer reset game?

 14 
 on: Today at 04:54:45 PM 
Started by Lee - Last post by Lee
SNL nails Serial.

 15 
 on: Today at 04:38:21 PM 
Started by Kvothe - Last post by msteelers
I've been playing the SimCity Citybuilder for a couple of days now, and I can honestly say I don't even know where to go in order to pay real money for things. Maybe I just block it out because there is a zero percent chance I would ever spend money, but I can't say the IAP are in your face at all.

 16 
 on: Today at 04:32:21 PM 
Started by Crux - Last post by Gratch

Quote from: Razgon on Today at 04:11:10 PM

Its fine that you don't like the books, but saying its shitty storytelling is kinda you being a twatt, or whatever its called.

Um...ok.

I do think that series has shitty storytelling, and you obviously didn't.  Just a difference of opinion, not sure what is twat-worthy about that.

 17 
 on: Today at 04:11:10 PM 
Started by Crux - Last post by Razgon
Its fine that you don't like the books, but saying its shitty storytelling is kinda you being a twatt, or whatever its called.

 18 
 on: Today at 02:48:37 PM 
Started by Crux - Last post by Gratch

Quote from: Razgon on Today at 12:39:26 PM

Quote from: ATB on December 18, 2014, 01:06:20 PM

Obligatory, what should I read next post.  I'm at a loss as to what to read next. I want to hold off on Abercrombie's new series for now...

I still read here occasionally :-)

Anyways, here is what you should read next. Malazan Book of the fallen - a ten book series about a world every bit as brutal and gritty and with unique characters.

linki: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/55399.Gardens_of_the_Moon

There is only one unfortunate caveat, and that is that you probably won't understand half of whats going on through your reading of the first book. Stick with it, and read the second as well, and you'll go "AAaaaahhhh!" and then the wonderful world of Bridgeburners, Ascendants, fallen gods, betrayals, darkets romances, deepest desires and kindest gods open up to you like nothing I've ever read before.

I can't stress strongly enough though, that you have to get through the first book.

I'll be the dissenting voice in this one.  While I appreciate what he is trying to do in creating a dark complex world, I absolutely hated these books.  I took everyone's advice and kept going even though I was completely lost and wasn't really enjoying them, and finally just threw my hands up about 3/4 the way through book two because I had no idea what the hell was going on.  Creating a complex world is fine.  Doing so through flat-out shitty storytelling, however, means I'm not going to have the patience to stick with you.  Reading these books and trying to put the disparate pieces together felt like work...not exactly what I'm looking for in a book.

I'd recommend that you steer clear of these, unless you have the patience of a saint and simply enjoy being lost.  YMMV.

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 on: Today at 12:39:26 PM 
Started by Crux - Last post by Razgon

Quote from: ATB on December 18, 2014, 01:06:20 PM

Obligatory, what should I read next post.  I'm at a loss as to what to read next. I want to hold off on Abercrombie's new series for now...

I still read here occasionally :-)

Anyways, here is what you should read next. Malazan Book of the fallen - a ten book series about a world every bit as brutal and gritty and with unique characters.

linki: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/55399.Gardens_of_the_Moon

There is only one unfortunate caveat, and that is that you probably won't understand half of whats going on through your reading of the first book. Stick with it, and read the second as well, and you'll go "AAaaaahhhh!" and then the wonderful world of Bridgeburners, Ascendants, fallen gods, betrayals, darkets romances, deepest desires and kindest gods open up to you like nothing I've ever read before.

I can't stress strongly enough though, that you have to get through the first book.

 20 
 on: Today at 07:28:21 AM 
Started by Punisher - Last post by kratz

Quote from: EngineNo9 on December 19, 2014, 11:11:41 PM

Quote from: kratz on December 19, 2014, 06:11:29 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on December 18, 2014, 05:04:53 PM

Eh, it was a stupid concept to begin with.  Can you imagine the outrage and anger if some middle eastern country had made a movie all about killing the actual president?  (pretending that they have a Hollywood size industry, stars, budget, marketing, worldwide distribution, etc like Sony and this movie)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_of_a_President_%282006_film%29

You're right, I guess that movie exists, but I had never heard of it and I bet neither had anyone else here or really most people across the country.  I think that's a little different than a major holiday movie with a couple of big name Hollywood actors from a major international movie studio like Sony and the marketing budget to go along with that.  In comparison there would be no outcry over a movie nobody hears about.


Well... I was actually surprised you hadn't heard of it.  It got a fair amount of press when it came out.  There were some people who were mad about it, of course.  I agree the profile wasn't nearly as high as with The Interview, but it wasn't something nobody had heard of.

I don't have a problem with either of them (nor have I seen either of them).

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