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Books / Re: Looking for political epic Fantasy
« on: September 21, 2010, 03:57:05 PM »
If you'll accept sci-fi recommendations, go for the Vampire Earth series (Vampires are actually pretty nasty aliens that have taken over the earth) by E. E. Knight, Honor Harrington books by David Weber and the Change Series by S. M. Stirling.

Books / Re: What are you reading, part 3
« on: July 22, 2010, 02:48:08 PM »
For a similiar light feel, try the Kitty Norville series by Carrie Vaughn,  Jane Yellowrock by Faith Hunter,  Bitter Nights by Diana Pharoah Francis, and if you really want bubblegum, the Sookie Stackhouse books.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: 83
« on: March 14, 2010, 09:10:48 PM »
Happy Pi Day!

Books / Re: Fantasy girls, where are you?
« on: January 28, 2010, 05:38:44 PM »
I second the Melanie Rawn  and Feist's "Mistress of Empire" books recommendation. Also, try Elizabeth Moon's "Deeds of Paksenarrion".  It's one of my favorite books that I go back and re read every so often.  Moon's other series--the Harris Serrano books--feature a strong female protagonist, but they are science fiction rather than fantasy.  If you do like science fiction, try the Honor Harrington books by David Weber.

Movies and TV / Re: Dollhouse
« on: December 22, 2009, 05:53:32 PM »
The way I understand it is that's why it's moving--after it was announced that the series was canceled, the producers promised they would "finish" the story satisfactorily.  It's become much more interesting since then

Books / Re: Help recommend some books for my 12-year-old nephew
« on: February 01, 2008, 03:39:56 PM »
Try the Artemis Fowl books by Eoin Colfer. It is an ongoing series (5 books to date) about a super-intelligent, criminal masterminded 12 year old who has a running feud with a group of underground goblins.  The author has a wacky sense of humor and the books are lots of fun.

Site News / Re: How Annoying Is This?
« on: July 25, 2007, 02:29:40 PM »
Is this an evil experiment to see how powerful curiosity and the need to feel included work as a motivator? If so, you got me hooked.
People who post have wonderful personalities that benefit us all
If I have to show my wonderful personality and benefit everyone--now I'm even more intimidated to post[/hide]

Books / Re: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows ***Spoilers***
« on: July 25, 2007, 02:26:35 PM »
The "19 years later" did feel very tacked on...
I agree, it felt like an afterthought. Personally, I think it was JKR's way of making sure everyone knew she was definitely retiring Harry as a hero. After all, what is more boring to teenagers than...PARENTS! She has said that she might write other stories in this world--I'm thinking Dumbledore--she put enough of his backstory in this book to whet everyone's appetite.

Books / Re: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows ***Spoilers***
« on: July 24, 2007, 01:03:53 PM »
Here's my post!

Everything Else / Re: Cool Stuff Found on the Internet, again
« on: February 27, 2007, 08:00:18 PM »
Is this how the Super Ninja Monkey Assassins started?

Movies and TV / Re: The Bridge to Teribithia
« on: February 21, 2007, 10:50:44 PM »
Shrain, I agree with you. I was hesitant to see this movie because of the differnce in the way I remember the book, and the way  the ads portray the movie. However, I did see it and thoroughly enjoyed it. The ads are misleading--they are trying to tie into the popularity of fantasy movies. The main story was much as it was in the book, the relationship of the two kids. The movie makes it very clear that Terabithia is a make-believe world to serve as their escape from the hardships of their real lives. The children actors give spot-on performances, so I felt myself being sucked right into the story.
I did go see this movie by myself, though, because I knew my kids would snicker at me when I started crying, but I would heartily recommend this movie.

Rants and Stuff / Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
« on: February 20, 2007, 05:37:23 PM »
I'm grumpy because my 2 year old grew up into a teenager that sits and rolls his eyes at me through church.

Movies and TV / Re: Lost! Round III ***spoilers***
« on: February 15, 2007, 10:00:07 PM »
That episode last night was fun to watch.  The time travel angle was a nice "Lost" twist, and then the conversation with Charlie at the end...

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Alcatraz cover art?
« on: February 13, 2007, 12:20:27 AM »
Phaz, if you're  REALLY  hooked on your reading spot, you can always print out the pages and read them. Once you catch up, it's not so bad to read the one chapter a week on-line. It's well worth the time investment.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Blog Entry Feb 6
« on: February 09, 2007, 10:47:21 PM »
That is laugh out loud funny!  It sounds like my husband would match your mother idea for idea--and our 18 year old son is a dyed-in-the-wool-anti-Bush Democrat, and as passionate as only a teen-ager can be, so you can imagine what the conversations in our house are like. Let alone all the smoking that was going on during the recent elections with all the Democratic candidates calling and leaving messages on our phone!

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