I figured, if Anakin hates sand, imagine how much prince of hate Vader hates fire!
...unless he dies in the finale.
I wish I had known you were the L'Engle nerd in the office, I feel like I was out there yelling about Cherubim Xing & time travel all on my own!
Oh this is a bummer; I haven't tried this show but seeing a Worf-d up Tamarian really caught my eye. Its a shame they only half-stick the landing. If anything, I would think having an obvious speech gimmick would make writing dialogue EASIER...but then, probably not for audience comprehension. To which I say, who cares! Everybody loved Kosh!
He stole those jewels twice, once from the elf & once from the spider!
Hot dang it is a good book.
This is important, powerful writing.
'm not drunk 'm just buzz'd!
The only thing better than spiders is supernatural spiders.
But who will be Farmer Giles of Ham?
I'm so reading every book mentioned in the comments.
I'm biased because I want a giant cape made of extra dimensional Darkness.
Nu-52 wasn't to my taste. I had bad memories of comics in the 90s, not fond nostalgia, so I haven't liked this 90s throwback situation much...even more so in the movies. From that perspective, this can only be a good thing, but like every other similar event I worry that it's an excuse to go back to the "true" version of characters, where "true" means older, whiter, maler. Frankly, I think the answer has been "abandon strict canon" for a while now, but that's just me.
That basically was the impetus behind the Appendix N re-read I did; I wanted to fill in more gaps!
Good to know I'm not the only one who counts on my book club to bring variety to my reading list.
Antarctic non-fiction is another subgenre I get a lot of joy from.
I didn't know this was happening! This is fantastic news! I adored the Tales of the Otori; they are a major influence on my current RPG campaign, along with L5R & Vampire: the Requiem.
It's so obvious in hindsight. So perfect. Of course. It had to be this way.
Somewhat off topic, but the new Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide for D&D 5e hinted that Raistlin might better be thought of as a Warlock than a Wizard kind of blew my mind the other day...
Not pictured on the cover: optional severed head soaring through the air.
DC One Million is set in the future when Action Comics reaches issue number one million. 853rd century. That's 85,201-85,300. & being a Grant Morrison joint, the gimmick is used to pretty great effect.
26. Hanrahan Highland
Maybe it is time to resurrect the mid-movie intermission? SNACK BREAK!
Maybe it's just me, I like it when a pretentious movie or film tries for it...& pulls it off. It is certainly easier for comedies, though, & I'll again point at Marvel as proof of concept that you can have comedy in your movie & still take that movie seriously.
11. Kenny Cross
Well, no, but we don't need anything. We could have lived without the Marvel movies...but I'm glad we got them.
What's the Appendix N of movies?
Oh, I've never heard of these! Now I need to find time to read these! (After I finish this Shadowrun iPad game...)
So it's one of those threads, where I start building a list for my next bookstore run. Can you recommend the best LITRPG to start with? It sounds interesting but information seems sort of scant.
I don't know if I agree with your assessment of Jackson; before this Hobbit situation he did have that whole other trilogy. But you are right, & I think that's something you can work with. Free yourself of canon & minutia!
Sometime remind me to show you the ocean & wind current sims I've tried to build for my campaign.
Focusing on an ensemble, not a hero, is a good call; I like that!
7. Ali T
I'm enjoying Titansgrave a lot myself, but I don't think that's what I mean. I'm not quite sure what the fictional "real world" frame should be, but I think it should be it's own narrative arc.
It's not that I think it can be recreated-- watching will never replace doing-- but that its feelings can be evoked in the audience. Put on film in someway. Showing the dichotomy, having it exist, is the only way to do that, I think.
Oh, so sort of like...Clue? A very successful game adapted into a movie that went the post-modern route! & D&D is far more pomo than a board game!
Sure, that sounds pretty good! & like I said, Marvel has shown that you can mix the funny in while taking your movie seriously.
Or try to put on the Head of Vecna...
Well, sure, my actual premise is: now is the time to go big, pitch that!
I still haven't seen it but you aren't the first to recommend it to me. I should check it out.
That's another way of playing the meta-game, but man I would SURE watch the OOTS movie...
I've only read Norton's Forerunner, but just because an idea hasn't worked before doesn't mean it can't ever work. By that logic, the existence of the first batch of D&D movies would be "proof" that there shouldn't be a DnD movie. It might be difficult to pull off, but I think brave art tends to be better than art that "plays it safe."
What about sargassos & trade winds? That is to say, maybe it is farther as the crow flies, but faster as the ship actually sails?
I still say he could take Elminster.
The question asked earlier in the thread was, in a nutshell: look at the books you've read. Are they as diverse as you'd like them to be, or are they homogenous? If they are homogenous, chances are, they are white men. I know it is certainly true of my reading habits, even as I make a conscious effort to diversify my readership. That's part of the point, for me: to be exposed to new viewpoints, new ideas, new worlds; personally, it's all tied up together under the "Fiction" ribbon for me. So that's the simple challenge: do the math. Put intentions or speculation on motive & excuses aside & run the numbers in your head.
This graphic is everything right now.
@9. Tiemen Zwaan
Ha! I actually thought it was Player of Games before I scrolled back up & saw "Fantasy"!
(The Dispossessed was the only one I knew, but I was excited to see it; great picks!)
A Nebula Canoe IS this season's hottest swag!
My favorite parts of Dragonlance is when you can see the bones of an RPG session sticking out of the meat. "Hey, everybody, let's go mess around in this haunted ruined city...so I can get a new spellbook!" & "guy with a gem in his chest that is obviously important to the DM's plot? Ignore him!" The frustrating genius of PCs...
It was the highlight of mine! That, & afterword I got to go over & talk to a bunch of kids about Pathfinder & RPGs for a while...
I enjoyed the Melville House headline:
Not Mike, Listen, I could cherry-pick examples that fit my axioms all day here. The point is, these movies I've picked are my argument for why female led movies won't work. It has nothing to do with the quality of the work: critically those movies were universally acclaimed, & I think all the fans agree we really got to the heart of what those characters were all about. It's some of our best work, & so the only reason I can think as to why these poorly chosen examples might have failed has to be the female lead. I'm sure you'll agree, Un-Ike.