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    He does seem to be somewhat active on the forums...

    He does seem to be somewhat active on the forums based on his recent posting, so maybe he's just quietly working on publishing The Tales of Wyre: From Heaven to Hell (And Everywhere Else in and...
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    With the amazing modern movie CG, it would be...

    With the amazing modern movie CG, it would be amazing to see something like an HBO GoT-style adaptation of the Tales of Wyre. Obviously somewhat biased and typecasting, and having just re-watched...
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    Ok, for some reason I thought the Tales of Wyre...

    Ok, for some reason I thought the Tales of Wyre thread wasn't all of it, thanks for clarifying.



    Yeah, I just put that there for completeleness' sake for anyone else interested in this...
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    Does anyone have a compiled list of the order in...

    Does anyone have a compiled list of the order in which to read the threads? I think this is it but I'm not certain about overlap or gaps.
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    Wow, talk about a she-devil! :p (Hmm, would that...

    Wow, talk about a she-devil! :p (Hmm, would that make Koilimilou a sidhe-devil? :D What ever happened to her?)

    I've been intrigued by Glooms ever since Shomei sent a couple to whack Graz'zt way...
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    Sepulchrave, I have a question about Mostin's...

    Sepulchrave,

    I have a question about Mostin's Quiescence of the Spheres. It states that "[f]orms of movement barred include ... psionic abilities." Was the psionic part added just for completeness...
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    Can you imagine Temenun's reaction?...

    Can you imagine Temenun's reaction? "Additionally, I have powerfully warded the deific Shvar Choryati against transva...they did what?"

    :D
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    I think Hummaz refers to the fey of which Mostin...

    I think Hummaz refers to the fey of which Mostin spoke early in the update, as he specifically uses the word wild, and that makes more sense to me since the question is about Nehael's interaction...
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    Hi Sep, In re-reading the last couple of...

    Hi Sep,

    In re-reading the last couple of updates, I'm wondering how far this story will go, leading to a couple of questions I hope you can find the time to answer, without (of course) spoiling...
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    Yew makes me think of the image of Teldrassil...

    Yew makes me think of the image of Teldrassil at wowwiki.com, supposedly from an upcoming World of Warcraft live-action movie.

    Very cool stuff as usual, Sep!
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    Sep, Thanks for the character updates,...

    Sep,

    Thanks for the character updates, especially Nwm! He's been my favorite since I first read this story so many years ago, now. And speaking of Nwm, what happened to the perma-buffs described...
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    A Charisma of 50 will do that to you. ;)

    A Charisma of 50 will do that to you. ;)
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    Gulthein...

    Gulthein
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    Sep, I was just re-reading through the most...

    Sep,

    I was just re-reading through the most recent of your posts in this thread and it got me wondering about the astoundingly deep and detailed cosmology you've created. It seems like an awful...
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    Maybe Sep's just busy. You know...working on the...

    Maybe Sep's just busy. You know...working on the screenplay. :D

    Actually, I just watched the first Narnia movie and, while it was pretty much made for kids, it just goes to show what can be done...
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    How about using Sepulchrave's Sidhe...

    How about using Sepulchrave's Sidhe as a starting point? You'd probably want to drop the shadow template and perhaps replace the half-fiend template with half-celestial, as others have suggested...
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    Here are two that I happened to remember vague...

    Here are two that I happened to remember vague details about and IMDB confirmed:

    Ilan Mitchell-Smith, who played Anthony Michael Hall's friend, Wyatt, in Weird Science, is a Professor of History...
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    A Gloom. :cool:

    A Gloom. :cool:
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    I'm watching LotR: The Two Towers right now and...

    I'm watching LotR: The Two Towers right now and the build up to the battle of Helm's Deep got me wondering how Nwm could have won it on his own (that could make for an interesting thread). Then I...
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    Heh, forgot about WMP. It doesn't show any...

    Heh, forgot about WMP. It doesn't show any credits, so it must be some sort of PowerDVD setting that I can't locate. Maybe I'll send an email to CyberLink.

    Thanks,
    Justin

    EDIT: Found it. It...
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    That's the thing, I can't even seem to get a...

    That's the thing, I can't even seem to get a screenshot of the problem, and I'm even having a hard time trying to figure out how to even explain the behavior I'm seeing. But here's an attempt...
    ...
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    During the whole movie, apparently, various cast...

    During the whole movie, apparently, various cast and crew names and titles which repeat often but not in a consistent pattern.

    I can't upload a screen capture, evening using the printscreen key,...
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    Credits showing during LotR:TT DVD

    Hi all,

    While watching the LotR Two Towers extended edition DVD on my computer, there are individual credits displaying at the top of the screen which I just found, interestingly enough, don't...
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    Sep, I notice that while several of Wyre's...

    Sep, I notice that while several of Wyre's wizards are on the graph, Mostin is not. Is his perspective so different that alignment, at least in the conventional sense, doesn't apply to him?
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    Sep, Would Nehael's Memory of Pain and...

    Sep,

    Would Nehael's Memory of Pain and Injustice provide protection against Gihaahia's spells when she's at DvR 9? Along those lines, is DvR 9 the limit of how much the Claviger can magnify her?...
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    I'm in love. :D Wow. Just wow. ...

    I'm in love. :D

    Wow. Just wow.

    Sepulchrave, what exactly does it mean for her to be an Aeon? You've described them a bit with Pharamne, but can you expand on that?

    Also, I'm curious as to...
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    Excellent point! However, after having read the...

    Excellent point! However, after having read the spell (I should have thought of doing that in the first place), the wording takes me back to my original question. From the spell description:


    ...
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    I was just re-reading the last update (12/28/06!)...

    I was just re-reading the last update (12/28/06!) and this caught my eye:



    Can Iua, being half-air elemental IIRC, see invisible? And if not, I'd think Ortwine couldn't hypnotize someone who...
  29.   Ordered! :D

    Ordered!

    :D
  30.   Hear that, Sep? ;) With apologies to Monty...

    Hear that, Sep? ;)

    With apologies to Monty Python:

    "This is the book Ptolus with 'Ptolus' crossed out and 'Wyre' written in in crayon."
  31. How about an Advanced Ascetic Paragon Nymph Druid...

    How about an Advanced Ascetic Paragon Nymph Druid / Apostle of Peace / Beloved of Valarian? ;)
    Or an Advanced Paragon Gloom Rogue / Fighter / Shadowblade / Void Incarnate? :cool:

    Hmmm....I...
  32. Congratulations! Such wonderful writing deserves...

    Congratulations! Such wonderful writing deserves the royal...er...infernal...er...abyssal...treatment. :uhoh:

    Sign me up for a set!

    Now get to work on a deal for Grummok! Give the gargoyle...
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    Here he is in Stir of Echoes at age ~40, Tahl...

    Here he is in Stir of Echoes at age ~40, Tahl being late 30s:
    http://i.imdb.com/Photos/Ss/0164181/1-7.jpg
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    For some reason, I've always pictured Kevin...

    For some reason, I've always pictured Kevin Bacon. :uhoh:
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    Obviously Gihaaia is Sep's creation, but I...

    Obviously Gihaaia is Sep's creation, but I thought I'd toss in my two cents here.

    I always pictured her something like an idealized version of Shirley Manson, but taller and a bit more buff. And I...
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    I don't think this meets any of your criteria,...

    I don't think this meets any of your criteria, but I'd love to see the ecology of the Gloom. :cool:
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    Sepulchrave, What does Green translate to in...

    Sepulchrave,

    What does Green translate to in game terms? Is it just something ineffable or perhaps a template? And are you ever going to post Nehael's stats? I'm curious to see what became of her....
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    I've got five words for you: The Left Eye of...

    I've got five words for you: The Left Eye of Palamabron. ;)
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    Teppu and Nehael after her "Green-ification" ...

    Teppu and Nehael after her "Green-ification"

    Pseudonatural Spellwarped Mostin with Mogus and Orolde

    Gihaahia (black outfit and impossibly red hair)
    - additionally with the Claviger, both stone...
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    The city itself was okay, but I'm really not much...

    The city itself was okay, but I'm really not much of a city person. I'd prefer to live outside a city, but near enough to take advantage of it. When I do travel up there again, I want to see more of...
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    Forest Park is incredible! I cannot put into...

    I recall this redundant name from some Googling and have a memory of finding it appealing. I'll definitely be looking into it as an option for this weekend. It's hard to miss on the map.[/QUOTE]
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    Wow, so much crunchy goodness I feel obligated to...

    Wow, so much crunchy goodness I feel obligated to respond to all the main points! :)



    That's impressive. I used to have a lot of books, relatively speaking, but I sold pretty much everything...
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    I will have a car, so transportation is not a...

    I will have a car, so transportation is not a problem (and good for me because I'm not a fan of public transportation -- but that's a whole 'nother story). I would, however, try to find something...
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    Many thanks to you all! More and more this is...

    Many thanks to you all! More and more this is sounding like a place I would love to live. I am so looking forward to this weekend! All of your comments and suggestions are of immense value to me.
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    @Xyanthon, all great info. Thanks!

    @Xyanthon, all great info. Thanks!
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    I answered my own question, thanks to Orbitz and...

    I answered my own question, thanks to Orbitz and Google Maps. There are no direct flights from PDX to TPA, and EUG to PDX is a 40 minute flight, but with the general need for getting to airports...
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    Wow! I've never been a big gamer (not since my...

    Wow! I've never been a big gamer (not since my original Nintendo), but I may very well have to check this place out. And it looks close to Powell's. Thanks!
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    @Mycanid, Thank you very much for the...

    @Mycanid,

    Thank you very much for the suggestions. Based on what you said, I would now like to see Eugene. Unfortunately, four hours of driving just to get there and back is too much since I only...
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    History and culture are not really what I'm...

    History and culture are not really what I'm interested in. but rather having a comfortable place to live with a lot of outdoors things to do, but what I really want is Green. I live near Boulder,...
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    Portland, Oregon

    Hi all,

    I'm going to Portland next Friday through Sunday, mainly because Richard Dawkins is speaking on his latest book, The God Delusion, at Powell's Friday night. However, I'm also considering...
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    I generally don't trust Amazon recommendations. I...

    I generally don't trust Amazon recommendations. I love Reynolds's Inhibitor books (haven't read any others), but I've tried reading Morgan and couldn't stand his stuff.
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    I don't watch TV, but I do on rare occasions rent...

    I don't watch TV, but I do on rare occasions rent DVDs to watch on my computer. Last night I watched two.

    South Park: The Hits, Vol. 1. Wow, this show is even more whacked than I remember (I...
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    Current Fiction: Revelation Space by Alastair...

    Current Fiction: Revelation Space by Alastair Reynolds
    I'm re-reading his Inhibitor books. When I read it a while back, I remember being displeased with Absolution Gap, but I'm hoping I'll have a...
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    Dan Simmons: Hyperion, The Fall of Hyperion,...

    Dan Simmons: Hyperion, The Fall of Hyperion, Endymion, The Rise of Endymion

    Alastair Reynolds: Revelation Space, Chasm City, Redemption Ark, Absolution Gap

    John C. Wright: The Golden Age, The...
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    Eh, not my thing, either. Maybe I'll just read...

    Eh, not my thing, either. Maybe I'll just read Sep's SH again. I think that is what has spoiled all other fantasy for me in the first place. :)
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    Barbarian 7 :D

    Barbarian 7 :D
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    Sounds worth a shot.

    Broadly interpreting the 17 responses so far, I cound 12 as "for" and 4 as "against" with one vague enough to categorize as an abstention (though interpretable as a "for"). Not scientific by any...
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    I don't have a favorite, really, but here's an...

    I don't have a favorite, really, but here's an excerpt from an awesome thread over at The Giant in the Playground. The highlighted text really surprised me.

    That being said, this quote I read...
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    Silmarillion - worth reading?

    So I've read the LotR trilogy once and had many issues with it, not the least of which were annoying hobbits and the, at times, overly flowerly language. However, I love rich and detailed worlds in...
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    I never thought I'd actually be able to honestly...

    I never thought I'd actually be able to honestly say this, but this one almost made me spew the water I was drinking on my keyboard. :lol:

    For those of you who don't get the reference, rent the...
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    I have already registered and posted there, but...

    I have already registered and posted there, but with no luck so far, I decided to try expanding my options. :)
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    Shadowrun anyone?

    I know it's not D20, but is are there any groups in the north of Denver area, particularly the Broomfield / Boulder / Lafayette region (I'm in Superior), playing or interested in playing Shadowrun...
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      Air Genasi Sorceress...

    Air Genasi Sorceress
    http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y35/Storn/CirceloRes.jpg
    Artist: Storn
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    Help with character background

    Never mind. (Why can't I delete this?)
  65. http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/mmiii_gallery/83...

    http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/mmiii_gallery/83064.jpg
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    This is only surmise :) but Mostin had briefly...

    This is only surmise :) but Mostin had briefly considered "binding the archdevil and forcing him to relinquish" her soul, rather than trying to purchase it. As if Mostin could meet his price, anyway,...
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    The Underground History of American Education...

    The Underground History of American Education by John Taylor Gatto
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    John Cocktosten Igor Stravinsky Elmer Fudd...

    John Cocktosten
    Igor Stravinsky
    Elmer Fudd Gantry
    Ted Nugent
    Arnold Babar
    Gordon Liddy
    Ed Harley
    Peter Lemon-Jello
    Claude Henry Smoot
    Bobby Lee Schwartz II
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    I'm considering a walking/hiking trip in Wales,...

    I'm considering a walking/hiking trip in Wales, maybe Snowdonia Nat'l Park.
  70. I hadn't even heard of a wrestler named Sting,...

    I hadn't even heard of a wrestler named Sting, not that I follow wrestling in the slightest, until I just looked him up in Wikipedia. :eek:

    The singer, of course! I loved him as Feyd-Rautha.
  71. Paladin - Ewan McGregor Wizard / Alienist - Hugh...

    Paladin - Ewan McGregor
    Wizard / Alienist - Hugh Laurie
    Druid - Sting
    Fighter / Rogue / Bard - Harry Connick, Jr.
    Succubus - Famke Janssen

    :D
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    Thanks. I don't watch TV, but I'm glad I borrowed...

    Thanks. I don't watch TV, but I'm glad I borrowed season 1 to watch on my computer. :)

    Btw, Carol Kane wasn't in GHD, that was Andie MacDowell. But what a babe she STILL is!
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    Vadania - Frida Betrani (Lya, the Nox from a few...

    Vadania - Frida Betrani (Lya, the Nox from a few episodes of SG-1)
    Kerwyn - Colin Farrell (came to me after seeing the pic of Kerwyn above)
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    No, no, no! LAND-shark...

    No, no, no! LAND-shark. ;)
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    The outtakes are great, and since this is a...

    The outtakes are great, and since this is a spoiler thread: "Jayne, try not to steal too much of their s**t." :D
  76. Thread: Rate King Kong

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    This thread contains a poll. Woah, Kong had a sled?! That must have been...

    Woah, Kong had a sled?! That must have been after I left. :D
  77. Thread: Rate King Kong

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    This thread contains a poll. So I went ahead and saw it today. Mostly. ...

    So I went ahead and saw it today. Mostly. Walked out after the T-Rex fight. Bored. Gave what I saw a 3.

    EDIT: I'm very bored/disappointed/annoyed with movies in general these days. The only...
  78. Thread: Rate King Kong

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    This thread contains a poll. Hmm. I was going to see the movie this...

    Hmm. I was going to see the movie this afternoon. Not having ever seen either the original or the remake and not knowing the storyline, I could go in fresh with no expectations, other than from the...
  79. From a recent link in another thread, my desktop...

    From a recent link in another thread, my desktop as of about 30 minutes ago is Famke Janssen. *sigh*
  80. Thread: Wizard Names

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    "I cast an Acid-Substituted Maximized Empowered...

    "I cast an Acid-Substituted Maximized Empowered Fireball! Make a Reflux Save." :D





    :uhoh: yoink :uhoh:
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    That's a myth....

    That's a myth.
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    Since we're on the topic of Intellectual...

    Since we're on the topic of Intellectual Property, I thought I'd post a link to this PDF for something to chew on.

    Btw, I'm going out of town in about 5 minutes, but I'll be back Wednesday night. ...
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    I don't have Savage Species so I can't evaluate...

    I don't have Savage Species so I can't evaluate any options from it. (Is it worth buying since it's 3.0?)

    Where is half-ogre defined? Half-Giant could be interesting, and Gnoll was something...
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    I'm a UNIX System Administrator, not a DBA, but...

    I'm a UNIX System Administrator, not a DBA, but I've worked with DBAs. and I've taken Oracle 9i System Administration courses and worked with MySQL, PostgreSQL and Informix. Let me say that it's a...
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    A rogue would certainly be useful in the WLD. ...

    A rogue would certainly be useful in the WLD. The hit from multiclassing Rog/PsyWar would be hefty, though. How about Rogue/Dungeon Delver? Seems appropriate to the venue.

    One character I'd...
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    Danny, I had forgotten that I was considering...

    Danny,

    I had forgotten that I was considering a Xeph Soulknife 6 or Githzerai Soulknife 4 as well.

    The Rogue/Psion/Elocator idea is intriguing, but what about Scout/Psion(Seer or...
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    Please help me with character ideas for WLD

    I'm going to be joining a new group next Sunday after only playing 3.5 a couple of times over a year ago. They are currently running the World's Largest Dungeon. Here are the rules the DM gave me...
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    Thanks for the blunt honesty. This is what will...

    Thanks for the blunt honesty. This is what will most likely be the case, though I wanted to make sure I was giving the series a fair shake. I read the ~1200 pages of Hamilton's Reality Dysfunction...
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    I appreciate your enthusiasm, but could you...

    I appreciate your enthusiasm, but could you elaborate, much as BastionLightbringer did a couple of posts ago, on what about the series that you like so much?

    One thing I realized, however, is that...
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    Figures. I thought I remembered reading that in...

    Figures. I thought I remembered reading that in a history class. Serves me right for being lazy. :)
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    Hmm, reading this thread has made me want to post...

    Hmm, reading this thread has made me want to post these comments and questions:;

    1. IIRC, pizza was invented in China. (I'd wiki for it, but I'm lazy.)
    2. Remember Pizza Hut's ill-fated Priazzo...
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    Ok, perhaps some of you will remember my recent,...

    Ok, perhaps some of you will remember my recent, Marvin-the-Robot-depression-inducing thread about not being able to find anything to read. I'd mentioned that I don't like excessive sex and/or...
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    Years ago I got about 5 pages into Perdido Street...

    Years ago I got about 5 pages into Perdido Street Station. Now, rereading the description of it and others of his, I find myself completely uninterested.

    I would like to say to both Pete and...
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    This thread contains a poll. I voted hate it. However, if I could made up,...

    I voted hate it. However, if I could made up, Big Budget Hollywood style, to look like Graz'zt (though the legs would be tricky), it would be the bestest holiday EVAR!
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    The problem isn't the medium, though I do prefer...

    The problem isn't the medium, though I do prefer books over audio anyway (except for listening to Dune unabridged on my 25 hour drive last month from Northern Virginia to Denver).



    It's not...
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    I read Ilium when it first came out and wasn't...

    I read Ilium when it first came out and wasn't very impressed with it. When Olympos came out, I started rereading Ilium and just couldn't get through it. It had some interesting concepts, but I...
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    I've never liked any kind of fiction other than...

    I've never liked any kind of fiction other than sci-fi and fantasy, and I still don't. Non-fiction is all I can seem to read any more and I haven't been reading much of that even. I like reading,...
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    I don't recall specifics, but I just have a...

    I don't recall specifics, but I just have a general dislike of reading anything about anything military-related.
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    My absolute favorites used to be Dan Simmons'...

    My absolute favorites used to be Dan Simmons' Hyperion and Endymion books, but eventually even those wore thin with the whole "love is the main force in the universe" thing and thin characterizations...
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    Thanks for the replies, everyone, but I've...

    Thanks for the replies, everyone, but I've decided that I was right the first time. I've finally resigned myself to the fact that I simply don't enjoy fiction any more. I left a lot of my dislikes...
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