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Movies and TV / Re: Eragon
« on: June 21, 2008, 02:21:02 PM »
I thought this movie was a bit of a mediocre at best. The acting was sub-par, the story line moved to quickly and again the acting sucked The books on the other hand are fantastic. I was able to get into them very quickly and was engaged throughout. My recommendation is to forget the movie and read the books, much better choice!

Books / Re: Rowling Sues over "Harry Potter Lexicon"
« on: June 21, 2008, 04:21:43 AM »
After a point isn't their enough money in your bank account that you can just sit back and be happy...I mean not bother with "The little People". If I was her I'd just let them use anything they want, I mean honestly I'd be so rich I could own all of Europe so who really cares!

Books / Re: Anyone Try the Kindle?
« on: June 21, 2008, 04:19:30 AM »
I've read some reviews lately saying that you can not get nearly the advertised amount of books on this devise. Is that true so far to your knowledge?

I just watched the movie for the first time last night and I have mixed feelings. Part of me loved it for the depth of the characters, the historical accuracy and the moving photography.... but then again the rest of me hated the lack of action and excitement. I must say though that the good out shines the bad and this is a not only a movie, but a great american tragedy that should be seen. Its a story that has been misconstrued since the time of Jesse's death. Its a story that has been manipulated by movies such as American Outlaws, and its only when an accurate movie such as this comes along that the truth can finally be seen.  A-( if you care)

Movies and TV / Firefly anyone?
« on: June 21, 2008, 03:07:58 AM »
I just recently picked up the complete series Firefly on DVD. I just thought I'd see what everyones opinion on that show was. Short lived as it was I think it was perhaps the best series I have ever had the joy of watching, not to mention and full length picture named Serenity that was amazing.  I loved the characters and the interaction between them, the dialog, the gritty action and comedy all twirled into one fantastic package. Well enough of my strange obsession with the show, how about your thoughts?

Books / Re: What are you reading, part 3
« on: June 11, 2008, 03:40:58 AM »
The Sword of Truth novels have all the potential in the world, and you keep hanging on throughout the series, praying that he may regain the his former glory. But alas, in the end your are slapped in the head with a large dose of reality..... The series sucks. I cant tell you how many times I tossed the book across the room when I had to hear about the sword leaving its scabbard.... My god it was like he had a page quota and had no actual plot driving words or thoughts to use..... so the reverted back to the old sword of truth. And come on... how many times can one couple get pulled apart, reunited, pulled apart, almost killed, only to be reunited.... rinse, wash repeat. Thanks for wasting my time and costing my money terry.... It helped my appreciate the WOT series even more!

And I am currently reading the second book by brandon sanderson...good read so far.... Hope he can deliver through the end.

Books / Re: Children's Books Recommendations
« on: June 01, 2008, 10:43:15 PM »
My twin Boy's love Scruffy the Tug Boat, Hop on Pop and of course anything remotely involving Thomas or even just Trains in General. I must say though that for the fathers out there, be careful with Hop on Pop as my boy's are 1.5 years old and started attempting to "Hop on Pop" at any and every given opportunity. Some very unpleasant moments have happened immediately following a reading of Hop on Pop.... Reader-Beware!

Books / Anyone Try the Kindle?
« on: June 01, 2008, 10:38:06 PM »
I have been dying to try an electronic book for years but the pice tag has always tempered my desire, but after recently seeing the Kindle while ordering my latest round of books I found myself once again stumbling toward a potentially regrettable purchase. I hope that someone out here has taken the leap of faith and purchased this product and can give the world some true advice, not amazon advice.  No matter if you have or have not tried this device I would love to here the pro's and con's in your opinion for this device and others like it. 

Books / Re: Best book you've ever read...
« on: May 24, 2008, 02:16:08 AM »
sbwtwo---Fantastic post, I love the recluse saga, it is very engaging and I find myself slipping into another world. The only problem with the saga is that after each book I find myself wanting to change professions..a wood carver, a blacksmith etc... I am also fond of the Black company series by Glen Cook. It can be a little Trippy at times but I still found it a fun read and a Great change Of pace.

As for best ever I fall back to the two series that introduced me not only to reading Fantasy/Sci-Fi, but to reading and writing in general. The Lord of the Rings and the Wheel of Time series. I know that everyone has read both series but I still had to mention them as they had such a large impact on me. The way Tolkein painted the portrait in my mind still sends chills down my arms. And the way Jordan wove his complex character arcs makes me thank the Gods that I Listened to the recommendation of my local Barnes and Nobel rep.

Books / Re: What are you reading, part 3
« on: May 24, 2008, 02:00:39 AM »
Any starwars fans on here? Currently I am into the Legacy of the force: Invincible. I've read just about every starwars book known to man, and would love to chat with anyone of like minded taste. I am not overly excited about this latest series, but then again I knew it would be hard to top the New Jedi Order series. Anyway, this book should be a page turner as the final battle between light and dark may be playing out....Drop me a line ;D

Site News / Re: Introduce yourself - right on!
« on: May 19, 2008, 03:39:17 AM »
Hello, my name is Jesse and I also found my way to this site from a WoT link. I am not your typical poster. I am a sales professional who is a power lifter on the side. Outside of my house and the internet I play the part of Joe Cool.  I'm what I like to refer to as a "Closet dork". I was your typical football jock until I stumbled onto the Lord of the Rings trilogy about 7 years ago, and since then I've turned full fledged dork. I've read just about any book I could grab, even tried my hand at gaming, and began to write my own story(not to be published, but for myself). I have twin boys who are 1.5 years old and a wife who finds my new found "dorkness" to be strange to say the least.  I look forward to spending a ton of time on this site and making friends with many of you. Please feel free to send me a message any time as I'm always looking for new friends, ideas and experiences.

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