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#141 skadoosh

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 02:50 PM

If anyone like Warhammer or WH40k, you should read the VonCarstein trillogy. They are truly some of the most utterly EPIC stories I have ever read, completely bleak and dark yet so good to read I was truly amazed.


Sounds pretty damn cool. Is the VonCarstein trilogy 40K?

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 03:06 PM

Sounds pretty damn cool. Is the VonCarstein trilogy 40K?

It's regular warhammer, not 40k. It's by this guy who is also a comics writer, he is really good. I literally couldn't wait to find out what happened next, it was addicting, even though the it was a pretty long story.

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 03:10 PM

Sounds pretty damn cool. Is the VonCarstein trilogy 40K?

S'about vampires. I have the omnibus.

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 03:32 PM

S'about vampires. I have the omnibus.

What did you think about it?

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 09:09 PM

Not sure if this has been mentioned, but one of my favorite books - Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter will be a movie soon. I ish teh happeh.

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 10:34 AM

What did you think about it?

Just saw this now... but yeah, it was great. I was pretty much hooked all the way through.

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 11:30 AM

Just finished Inheritance. Working on The Hunger Games.

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 06:58 PM

The main character of the Hunger Games pissed me off so I never got past the first chapter.

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 05:46 PM

Finished The Hunger Games, Book 1. Bought 2 and 3 today. I'm not sure when I'll get around to finishing them, hopefully not too much later.

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 10:11 AM

Just finished The Hunger Games trilogy. FAN-FRICKIN-TASTIC!

I was a bit wary after the first book. It was pretty good, but no Harry Potter. However, each book shows Collins getting better and better with writing. The endings are fantastic, with just about the end of every chapter being a cliff-hanger.

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 02:14 PM

I know this has been said a dozen times, but the Ender series of books by Orson Scott Card are just bloody brilliant. So brilliant that they make me use European slang and I'm an American. I've read a few of the books, but I am just now finishing the rest of the books in the series and the guy (OSC) is just a brilliant man. His level of Intuitive empathy is ridiculous, because it's not his writing prowess, but his uderstanding of the human plight that is scary. He paints Ender and Bean and these kids as the protagonist that exhibit these behaviours, but it's him that is the genius. You can't paint the picture if you don't have a vision of what the picture should look like. If I could sit and talk to a person...OSC.

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 02:26 PM

I know this has been said a dozen times, but the Ender series of books by Orson Scott Card are just bloody brilliant. So brilliant that they make me use European slang and I'm an American. I've read a few of the books, but I am just now finishing the rest of the books in the series and the guy (OSC) is just a brilliant man. His level of Intuitive empathy is ridiculous, because it's not his writing prowess, but his uderstanding of the human plight that is scary. He paints Ender and Bean and these kids as the protagonist that exhibit these behaviours, but it's him that is the genius. You can't paint the picture if you don't have a vision of what the picture should look like. If I could sit and talk to a person...OSC.


Completely agreed!

If the "like this" option actually worked, this post would have gotten my first one :)

Also, have you seen that there is an Ender's Game movie planned? It's supposed to hit the theaters sometime next year :D

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 03:08 PM

I'll believe it when I see the teaser and I'll be interested when I see the director, actors and writer.

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 03:31 PM

I had to read Ender's Game for school in 6th grade. I thought it was pretty boring.

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 04:07 PM

It's because you were in 6th grade (which seeing as you are 15 wasn't long ago). Give your mind a chance to catch up.

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 04:36 PM

I'll believe it when I see the teaser and I'll be interested when I see the director, actors and writer.


The director(and screenplay writer) is Gavin Hood, the director from X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and Rendition.

The Cast: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1731141/

Among others: Harrison Ford as Hyrum Graff, Asa Butterfield(Mordred from the series "Merlin") as Ender Wiggins, Abigail Breslin(Little Rock from Zombieland) as Valentine Wiggins, Ben Kingsley as Mazer Rackham, and Aramis Knight(Jeremy El-Ibrahimi, from Rendition) as Bean.

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 04:54 PM

Interest piqued. Let's hope we get more Tsotsi and less Wolverine: Origins.

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 04:58 PM

It's a definite possibility, since he wrote and directed Tsotsi as well, but only directed(didn't write) Wolverine: Origins.

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 04:59 PM

I mean, I liked the strategic and political mindset that Ender had, I guess that's the main draw of the series (I read Ender's Shadow too), but the character of Ender isn't particularly interesting, I think some of Card's political commentary is a tad bit inaccurate also. He underestimates the ability of world leaders to recognize a mutually destructive course of action. See the Cold War for reference.

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 08:01 PM

I think you've latched onto a different facet of the book that is very commonly criticized (as you just did). The "main draw" of the series is typically said to be character reactions to plot. (It's certainly not his writing style. I don't care what the back of the book says; Card's prose is not powerful.) Card has some brilliant insight on human nature and brings up some very interesting questions. For example, "can you be an essentially good person even if you almost entirely wipe out a sapient race?" and "how valuable is empathy?" His conclusions were interesting too, but they weren't what really made me like it (I didn't agree with a good portion of them anyway).

Treach could be right that you just weren't ready for it, but seeing as how I read it in 7th grade and understood it, I don't really think it's that.

I'm still sad that they canceled the video game adaptation though. Being in the battle room would have been awesome.

Side note: Ender's Game was good, but I though Speaker for the Dead was the best in the series.




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