I don't like Tolkein!

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  1. I_Saw_Eden_Burn

    I_Saw_Eden_Burn Moonchild

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    Thank you, Kaine999.:)
     
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    Oh we already agreed to continue with no hassle, it's Foin sadly who has to throw the insults around like a four year old who can't think of a proper argument lol

    But indeed this is meant to be a welcoming thread of sorts, and a fine welcome he has been given.... Well done for that(!)

    But yeah we hope to see you around the forum, what other interests do you have actually?
     
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    Cascador Who's Anakin?

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    Me and Padmé like to read, write and draw. That's kind of the main hobbies we have except for some others. Me and Padmé really like His Dark Materials by Phillip Pullman.
     
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    I've got Pullman's books on my shelves, but I haven't had the time to read them. Recommended?
     
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    Cascador Who's Anakin?

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    Surely, he has an interest view on fantasy. And if you don't like Tolkien, you should like Pullman. He's like the opposite of him;)
     
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    Oh I love Philip Pullman, His Dark Materials are absolutely fantastic. I've been thinking of reading it through once again actually. One of the few series that once I started reading it, I actually could not stop lol First time that has happened cause I'm more an occasional reader than an avid one.

    And Foin, your god won't be very happy with all your judgement lol
     
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    Anyway lets all ignore foin childness Padme and Anakin have lots to say they just dont want to waste it on you :)

    Anyway yeah ISEB i do hope you like his dark materials its one of my favourite sets of books :) what others do you like? terry pratchett by any chance?
     
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    I have never gotten around to Terry Pratchett actually, I keep hearing a lot about him. I'm usually not one drawn to just fantasy books in general, it's the global theme that usually gets me interested, but that's what I don't know with his books.
     
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    Well, I'm going offline now, ladies and gentlemen. I was hoping for some good-humoured banter when I joined up, but that aspiration seems to have gone belly-up. Hopefully everything will be on a more even keel when I return. Best wishes to all.
     
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    its so funnys the only author ive read that would have one of his characters tell death to piss off lol :) i havent read many of his works but i love the ones i have managed :) also hes helped people alot by highlighting alzheimers (spelling)
     
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    Best wishes to you too! Look forward to seeing you around here soon :)
     
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    Overread Wolfing it up! Staff Member

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    *goes to get more torture devices*
    I have a feeling that I am going to need them with all these anti-Tolkein people around!! ;)
     
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    Overread Wolfing it up! Staff Member

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    Foin - please for all our sakes give it a rest!

    As for Dark Materials its a great series of books and I hope he gets on and finishes the Book of Dust -- its also one of the very few books that can be read as child and as an adult and stilll be fully readable without falling down - so many books can be read as a child but not (sadly) as an adult (unless you read it as a child and can go on nostalga :) (SP))
     
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    Shhh don't tell him! lol :D You'll ruin the fun, the AAF won't be pleased :p

    And yeah Overread, I hope Pullman does get finished with the Book of Dust soon, I was reading about it recently, an interview with Pullman and he seemed to indicate he is about half done, which sounds good but he has said before that it will be a massive book, possibly bigger then the three put together :S So we could still have a while to wait yet :( Oh well.
     
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    hope to see u again i hope this experience hasnt scared you too much :)
     
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    and theres a fourth book? my god i am so behind :( but seems like im not missing that much :D thanks for letting me know hehe
     
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    ahem anyway a nice big book would be great (I like bigger books for fantasy and Scifi far more than shorter ones since there is more space for the author to build on the world and settings - key elements in fantasy. Shorter stories (very much to my eyes) tend to focus on simpler setups (not always of course) and stock elements to keep the story moving on in order to keep the pages down (sadly a restriction on the part of many publishers)
     
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    I feel all left out :(
     
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    Indeed there will be a fourth book, well kinda. You won't have Will and Lyra together or anything like that. I heard that Lyra's Oxford is the bridge between the trilogy and The Book of Dust, that's why I got it. There is also Once Upon a Time in the North, a short book about Lee Scoresby when he was young. But there is also going to be a book just about Will, after the events of the trilogy, and he may be included in the Book of Dust cause I heard it is only a series of short stories that relate to each other rather than one giant story.
     
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    I can run with that logic ~ I didn't like Pullman which means I must like Tolkien ~ well I can tick that ;)

    Welcome to the forum ISEB, I'm sure we'll educate you in time :D