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Forum: General "Other" Books Discussion 01-09-2018, 01:50 AM
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Posted By yks 6nnetu hing
I googled some, and according to The Internet,...

I googled some, and according to The Internet, Tolkien didn't really have a solid plan; or rather, his reasoning kept changing.

The fandom has inferred from the Silmarillion that Gandalf was...
Forum: General "Other" Books Discussion 01-05-2018, 03:56 AM
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Views: 75,804
Posted By yks 6nnetu hing
I'm in the middle of Jemisin's Stone Sky (book 3...

I'm in the middle of Jemisin's Stone Sky (book 3 of the Broken Earth trilogy) and OMG what a book!

Seriosuly, it's unlike anything else I've read as far as the fantasy aspect. And emotionally it's...
Forum: General Wheel of Time Discussion 12-20-2017, 07:15 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,794
Posted By yks 6nnetu hing
Hey everybody, I've moved the Oathbringer...

Hey everybody, I've moved the Oathbringer discussion into the Other books -> Brandon Sanderson board.

Back to WoT and whatever Lanfear had planned...
Forum: Non WoT Discussion 12-20-2017, 01:50 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 394
Posted By yks 6nnetu hing
and repped

and repped
Forum: General "Other" Books Discussion 12-19-2017, 09:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 209
Posted By yks 6nnetu hing
I think it most likely that Thorin had been...

I think it most likely that Thorin had been talking his ear off for DECADES about his family and glory and treasure and help please please please. so at some point he just snapped: "fine, great...
Forum: Brandon Sanderson 12-19-2017, 02:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 130
Posted By yks 6nnetu hing
I think connabard got it. I think it may also be...

I think connabard got it. I think it may also be a take on someone with OCD or on the autism spectrum - they get so focused on one thing, they forget about everything else, and sure - a solution...
Forum: General Wheel of Time Discussion 12-18-2017, 05:18 AM
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Views: 93,504
Posted By yks 6nnetu hing
true. And then there's the bit about them doing...

true. And then there's the bit about them doing everything, including small chores with the Power.
Forum: General Wheel of Time Discussion 12-18-2017, 02:35 AM
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Posted By yks 6nnetu hing
It's also possible that some of them were wilders...

It's also possible that some of them were wilders and already knew a little when they joined, and perhaps that's the group Rand saw?
Forum: Brandon Sanderson 12-08-2017, 03:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 130
Posted By yks 6nnetu hing
hmm, I remember thinking in book 2 that all those...

hmm, I remember thinking in book 2 that all those Shallan confidence monologues were too long but in Oathbringer they paid off, I found. So maybe we'll get that in the next book for whatever bits you...
Forum: General Wheel of Time Discussion 12-06-2017, 06:44 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,794
Posted By yks 6nnetu hing
instead he spent thousands of pages EVER SO...

instead he spent thousands of pages EVER SO SUBTLY letting the readers know that they're reading a FUCKING AWESOME AND DEEP MASTERPIECE because big brooding guy with big sword (oh, damn, that's so...
Forum: General Wheel of Time Discussion 12-05-2017, 06:49 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,794
Posted By yks 6nnetu hing
I disagree with you about that, although I see...

I disagree with you about that, although I see why you say so. But even if it did, it started out interesting and then went arguably downhill. Malazan was bad and remained bad. It started out...
Forum: Brandon Sanderson 12-05-2017, 02:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 130
Posted By yks 6nnetu hing
Oathbringer

Discussion starts here: http://www.theoryland.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=9025





yes, it was necessary. Considering it's Sanderson, though, it was a little surprising. He doesn't normally...
Forum: General Wheel of Time Discussion 12-05-2017, 02:24 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,794
Posted By yks 6nnetu hing
yes and I hated it. boring, condescending, deus...

yes and I hated it. boring, condescending, deus ex-machina crap where the only somewhat interesting character gets killed in the middle of book 1.

Now, granted, I only read 3 books of it, but...
Forum: General Wheel of Time Discussion 12-04-2017, 07:06 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,794
Posted By yks 6nnetu hing
I finished it too and liked it a lot. In some...

I finished it too and liked it a lot. In some ways I found it darker and more uncomfortable to read than the first 2 books, which - to me - actually made it better.
Forum: General Wheel of Time Discussion 11-21-2017, 09:33 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,794
Posted By yks 6nnetu hing
The lady doth protest too much, methinks

The lady doth protest too much, methinks
Forum: Non WoT Discussion 11-10-2017, 03:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 180
Posted By yks 6nnetu hing
Basically what Gonzo said - Brazil has tried to...

Basically what Gonzo said - Brazil has tried to use a bacteria-infected mosquito to take out a virus-infected mosquito. And Brazil has tried to use a different kind of genetically modified mosquito...
Forum: Non WoT Discussion 11-08-2017, 09:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 180
Posted By yks 6nnetu hing
it pretty much admits that Zika was a similar...

it pretty much admits that Zika was a similar attempt gone horribly wrong. so a pretty cruel zombie movie....
Forum: Non WoT Discussion 11-08-2017, 08:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 180
Posted By yks 6nnetu hing
what the what?

linky (https://qz.com/1123456/the-epa-has-approved-the-release-of-weaponized-mosquitoes-in-20-us-states/)
Forum: Non WoT Discussion 10-16-2017, 02:53 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,111
Posted By yks 6nnetu hing
Agreed. Althougth, I once tasted a filter coffee...

Agreed. Althougth, I once tasted a filter coffee that was truly amazing. Now, granted, it was during a coffee workshop and the guy who made it had just won an international filter coffee championship...
Forum: Non WoT Discussion 10-13-2017, 01:43 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,111
Posted By yks 6nnetu hing
yes. strip away the fat and sugar and the...

yes. strip away the fat and sugar and the Starbucks own coffee just blech... it's better than no coffee at all but that's about it. If I have to, I'll generally get the filter coffee there. Also...
Forum: Non WoT Discussion 10-11-2017, 02:27 AM
Replies: 1,052
Views: 16,212
Posted By yks 6nnetu hing
Ok, not US-based, but related to the topic of...

Ok, not US-based, but related to the topic of (Russian-organized) fake news and tactics to potentially combat this:

Baltics-Russian disinformation war...
Forum: General Wheel of Time Discussion 10-11-2017, 02:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,401
Posted By yks 6nnetu hing
ugh. Hated Malazan (but that's about 50% because...

ugh. Hated Malazan (but that's about 50% because I happen to think that Eriksson is a pompous ass IRL, which has little to do with the actual writing, I'm aware but somehow can't disregard) but I see...
Forum: General Wheel of Time Discussion 10-10-2017, 02:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,401
Posted By yks 6nnetu hing
and mine. 6 is the best :) I disagree about...

and mine. 6 is the best :)

I disagree about 10, especially in re-reads. Although I understand that when you're reading it for the first time, you'll be frustrated because the story seems stuck....
Forum: Non WoT Discussion 10-09-2017, 02:42 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,111
Posted By yks 6nnetu hing
Renewables (especially wind) and financial...

Renewables (especially wind) and financial services are very strong there too. Arguably it might be easier for London-based financial institutions to move their headquarters to Edinburgh or Glasgow...
Forum: Non WoT Discussion 10-06-2017, 02:51 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,111
Posted By yks 6nnetu hing
That's not necessarily automatically the case....

That's not necessarily automatically the case. See the seccession of Greenland and Denmark, where Greenland CHOSE to step out of the EU while Demark stayed in. Now, granted, I don't know the legal...
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