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« Reply #195 on: January 03, 2009, 12:14:14 AM »
I guess that's true…and I am 8) having fun.
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« Reply #196 on: January 05, 2009, 05:53:03 AM »
I'm Cathar, and I typically write fantasy, inspired by B.S. that is to say I try to take cliches, and turn them on their heads to come up with an original, yet slightly familiar idea. I'm 20 and have finished a book, along with ALOT of short stories.

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« Reply #197 on: January 05, 2009, 07:01:21 AM »
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You know, it occurs to me occasionally that our esteemed Mr. Sanderson has rather unfortunate initials.

Ahem.

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« Reply #198 on: January 05, 2009, 07:13:41 AM »
Oh! Right, I forgot we were doing that shout-out thing.

Welcome, cathar! I look forward to reading your stuff!
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« Reply #199 on: January 05, 2009, 10:19:32 PM »
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You know, it occurs to me occasionally that our esteemed Mr. Sanderson has rather unfortunate initials.


lol yes, I love it when people say "lets spread the BS around!!"

I have a friend with the same initials btw.
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« Reply #200 on: January 06, 2009, 06:26:14 AM »
Greetings Cathar! Glad to have an Albigensian in the group. Luckily, I'm not in the mood for a crusade right now.
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« Reply #201 on: January 06, 2009, 11:07:05 PM »
 ???What's an Albigensian? ???
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« Reply #202 on: January 07, 2009, 01:25:35 AM »
it was a crusade launched by the Roman Catholic Church against the Cathar heresy.
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« Reply #203 on: January 07, 2009, 01:55:10 AM »
Oh, I get it now. Sorry–
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« Reply #204 on: January 07, 2009, 03:07:00 AM »
Oh, I get it now. Sorry–

Honestly- I had to google it  :P
my curiosity could not be sated
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« Reply #205 on: January 07, 2009, 07:28:24 AM »
Is it a bad thing that I knew about the Cathars off the top of my head?

Curious note: not ALL of the Catholic church was behind the crusade. The Hospitallers were on the side of the crusaders, while the Templars were attempting to remain nuetral (so as not to have to oppose the church). It was almost a French civil war.
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« Reply #206 on: January 07, 2009, 03:40:14 PM »
Reaves–haha I can understand that. Thanks anyways.

Not at all! I wish I had amazing quantities of historical data memorized in my head. I have always been envious of people who can remember dates and facts and names. I usually just remember who stuck the sword in the other guy first.

Did you take a history course at high school or college?
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« Reply #207 on: January 07, 2009, 04:52:12 PM »
Most of the history classes I took in college were art history. But that still gives a good sense ot time and place.

I'm really just a big Templar history geek -- both actually history as well as some of the various conpemporary conspiracy theories. Suffice to say there was very little in The Da Vinci Code that I hadn't already read about.

The main trick to knowing lots of stuff is to read constantly and get old. The later part is easy enough, but the first part can be tough.
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« Reply #208 on: January 07, 2009, 05:16:27 PM »
Haha. I'm still pretty young, although I do read constantly. But I don't read much  history.
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« Reply #209 on: January 07, 2009, 06:24:11 PM »
Ah, but history is the key to the future. ;)