Yes, it has been several cycle since last I reflected on my path and they have been busy cycles indeed. chased by wolven, a brawl at the Underbritches which was terribly stimulating. I think Gwen is getting a little upset at me. I took the opportunity to appropriate several bags of coin from those who faired poorly during the brawl -- hey, how else are we going to fund this wandering life I've chosen? it's not like the blood college is going to pay me for being a rogue crafter wandering about
Updated November 20th, 2010 at 07:54 PM by dfayeoc
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Amazon gift certificate giveaway on Facebook
In celebration of the Dec 1 release of my science fiction novel, The Venom of Vipers, I'm offering a $5 Amazon gift certificate to five randomly-selected Facebook users who "Like" The Venom of Vipers fan page. All Likers as of midnight EST on Dec 1, 2010 will be entered into a drawing that will be held on Dec 1 at 12:00 noon EST. Winners will be sent their Amazon gift certificate via Facebook.
These days I find myself going to the cinema less and less. The main reason (apart from cost!) is not the number of films I want to see but having paid my money the number of irritating things around me that spoil it.
Seems I'm not alone. Simon Mayo and Mark Kermode (national UK radio DJ and film critic accordingly) have created a list of annoyances and turned them into a Code of Conduct:
[I]DAMON DANE'S RAGNAROK[/I]
KNIGHTS OF THE NORTH
The north wind howled between the towers of an ice-encrusted castle rising from the slopes of Holy Mountain, a brooding Gothic edifice magnificent its monolithic gloom. Ancient halls carved with warrior angels stood weathering a storm barely relieved in centuries; tall spires pierced the sky, sheltering frozen gargoyles with fanged mouths agape in silent screams of rage, and blocky battlements
Updated November 26th, 2010 at 06:33 AM by Damon Dane
I have to admit, I am still getting used to this site and I like the fact I can do this ::) ooohm magic! Now I have to decide whether or not to put a proper picture of me on here or not .What do people think? Is it better to have a made up picture or to put your real face on here?
I must admit I do like the spot of fantasy reading as well as the wargaming fantasty 'stuff'. But one thing I do struggle with, when reading fantasy (don't ask me for specifics as I don't have any to give this is a general point) is that more or less the fantasy races are the same, e.g. Elves, Dwarfs, Ogres, Dragons,Humans, Wizards, Witches etc.
Now, a few questions :
1. where is the challenge in writing about these types, given that they seem to all have their set
Most people understand the concepts of short term and long term planning in their everyday life, but the effects of government and private sector planning seems to totally boggle them. I see the results in the political choices made in this country. I also see the outcome in the way businesses spin their products through turbulent times.
Take the coal industry for example. Their best solution to the polluting nature of their product is to run ad campaigns that overemphasize the
Updated November 17th, 2010 at 10:12 PM by Gkarlives
But it was not too scary – now when she was more and more feel like stainless still sword she even can’t imagine pain of this process.
Rina turn her head to Dari and said: » It is not the true- you’ll feel pain even when united with the sword, you only will not be able imagine how it feels before you’ll get hurt.”
“Rina, you know this time your words and the fact that you are answering my thoughts were not so surprising for me as usual. Do I’ll get the power to understand your thoughts
If I wanted to sum up my love of SF, or even Space, then this picture might just help:
How cool is that? And perhaps more worrying is that these sense-of-wonder-things are happening every day without being pointed out to the masses.
I just finished up Last Argument of Kings, Book 3 of Joe Abercrombie's brilliant The First Law trilogy. This was the best work I've read since R. Scott Bakker's Prince of Nothing. I love-love-loved it! Like Bakker and Matthew Stover, I'll read everything that Abercrombie publishes. I'm looking forward to reading Best Served Cold and then The Heroes, but I'm pretty rigid with my reading schedule. I have a list of books I want to read that will take me well into 2012, and I haven't scheduled
The darktime sky, seen through Tormic's eyes is glorious. I think part of it is the part of Tormic, but ever has he been a part of the darktime even without his induction to the Elite. Each plant takes on a cyan glowing hue, the stars twinkle like water droplets in the midcycle sun. A cycle or two and we'll be to the Burning Underbritches, where the drink is strong and the floor smells of burnt garments. The meat is basic and nourishing while the women are thick and brutish, even the Elven ones.
This is quite a nice gaff and I cannot believe that it has been a week since joining this illustrious site, yet I have not posted or anything. So, here goes the first post.
Should anyone be interested in what I have to say or my writing or work, I guess it would be fair to say what I am interested in. I do like fantasy, but my main interest is Sci-Fi.
But here is the rub; rather than being a science bot, I prefer the fictional element to Sci -Fi. In fact, in many
[I]DAMON DANE'S RAGNAROK[/I]
Midnight came and went. The blizzard softened, then blew out altogether, the roiling clouds thinning to moonlit wisps journeying across the starry sky, framed by the Northern Lights flashing in iridescent splashes of pink, green, and gold.
The morning star winked above the horizon, and the dragon followed it, ever onward towards the south, until he reached the very edge of the land, where a thousand feet beneath his right wing the ice
Updated November 26th, 2010 at 06:35 AM by Damon Dane
We did it, we actually did it. the ritual I, gwen, and tormic created converted the in-between-space. This crafting alone would get me my master's robes. I'm heady with exhiliration, my goddess that was amazing. the circle of the chameleon proved rather difficult near the end, especially with guards walking by at regular intervals. I ended up killing one of them -- very sad -- but necessary for the greater good of knowledge, research, and facilitating my ability to hunt the Elite. Gwen was
The Great Collapse-Survivors of the Pulse
P r o l o g u e
It is the third decade of the 21st century, and man has achieved by far the most technologically advanced civilization in human history. Countries have launched satellites outside of the solar
system, have established the first permanent base on the moon, and have even sent people to Mars.
It is the period of humanity’s greatest technological achievements, a time commonly referred