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Apprentice
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Well I have finally returned after a couple years of recluse. For the older members, I was Paterick and The Great Warrior. Just a little bit dissappointed that Misc. isn't back up, but what can a person do...

I have a question for everyone.
Have any of you read The Dark Tower series by Stephen King? I have and I'm on the 4th book already and I really think that those of you who like to read, check these books out. I can't put them down. If you like the LOTR, then you'll defiantly like this series. Anyway...its nice to see all of you again and I promise not to be a pain in the arse IMAGE(frown000.gif)
Posts: 6 | Registered: Thursday, April 15 2004 07:00
Shock Trooper
Member # 2123
Profile #1
Good to have to back. You may not know me but I have seen you post way back befor I decided to join the forms.

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Posts: 228 | Registered: Monday, October 21 2002 07:00
Master
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they said you died... welcome back anyway. :/

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Agent
Member # 464
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Welcome back.
Ah, the Dark Tower series. I'll be reading that after I finish with the thick It, which I read in between whatever we have to read for English. Wolves of the Calla is incredibly thick, beats Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

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Posts: 1158 | Registered: Monday, December 31 2001 08:00
Law Bringer
Member # 335
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The posse proudly marches on!

?Alorael, who welcomes Paterick back dead or alive. Spiderweb does not tolerate vivist discrimination.
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Shake Before Using
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Wasn't he banned? IMAGE(tongue00.gif)
Posts: 3234 | Registered: Thursday, October 4 2001 07:00
Apprentice
Member # 4266
Profile #6
I can't wait to read it and thanks everybody..I guess...
Alorael, there is no more posse...I have seperated from ADoS and JF. Well mostly ADoS. I talk to JF occasionly.

Yes i was banned...
Posts: 6 | Registered: Thursday, April 15 2004 07:00
Guardian
Member # 2339
Profile #7
quote:
Originally written by Je Suis Wise Man:

they said you died... welcome back anyway. :/
How could dying stop you from using the internet?
It didn't stop me.

Well, I didn't die. But that didn't stop me from using the internet.

Anyway...
Welcome back Paterick!

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Posts: 1779 | Registered: Monday, December 9 2002 08:00
Lifecrafter
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Hey there, strange oldieness-claiming person.

The Dark Tower series is one of the best series I've personelly ever read. Sadly, it's getting worser for every book. Wolves of the Calla is indeed mightily thick, and I'd say 3/4 are "empty pages", if you get my meaning.

Wake up, King, don't dig too deep. 'Twas the uncertainty and the subtle hints about the surrounding world that made/makes the Dark Tower rock.

[ Thursday, April 15, 2004 19:16: Message edited by: Seaweed ]
Posts: 756 | Registered: Monday, August 4 2003 07:00
Infiltrator
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Welcome back! I dunno who you are, but welcome back nevertheless!

And did you know King is slowly getting blind (look at his glasses man! :rolleyes: ), he is a good writer though IMAGE(wink0000.gif)

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Posts: 662 | Registered: Friday, September 13 2002 07:00
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Welcome back y'boyo! How've you been doing?

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Posts: 1487 | Registered: Sunday, February 10 2002 08:00
Infiltrator
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quote:
Originally written by Undine:

Welcome back.
Ah, the Dark Tower series. I'll be reading that after I finish with the thick It, which I read in between whatever we have to read for English. Wolves of the Calla is incredibly thick, beats Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

I read Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix in 1 1/4 days. IMAGE(tongue00.gif)

And LOTR bores me to death. I don't see what's so good about it.

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Posts: 612 | Registered: Saturday, October 13 2001 07:00
Law Bringer
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LotR has unmatched depth of background for the world it is set in. No other author creates languages just for his world! Other than that, it was also a first in fantasy. Yes, now every half-baked bad fantasy author and his brother write books that unabashedly plagiarize from Tolkien's works, but at the time he was writing new stuff.

?Alorael, who would say that if anyone deserves the title of father of modern mass market fantasy (good and bad, lots and lots of bad), it's Tolkien.
Posts: 14579 | Registered: Saturday, December 1 2001 08:00
Agent
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There are another 2 or 3 in the series after the Wolves of the Calla. Can't wait!!! If you like those then try Eye of the Dragon, another one of his fantasy books... Fantastic!

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Posts: 1277 | Registered: Sunday, December 9 2001 08:00
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So true, Alorael, and not just books. Plenty of WC3 characters are copied from Tolkien, and it's certainly not the only fantasy game like that. Oh well. I just wish everyone would make better use of it.

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Posts: 3351 | Registered: Saturday, April 6 2002 08:00
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The Eyes of the Dragon was cool. I haven't read the Dark Tower series, but I think I might start reading it after I finish Tommyknockers.

Oh, and It was hell to read; between schoolwork and sleeping, it took me about half a year to read it.

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I've read about 18-20 King books so far. Yey.

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Posts: 549 | Registered: Thursday, October 17 2002 07:00
Lifecrafter
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Eye of the Dragon is a strange book, in a good way. It is a traditional fantasy novel, or even more accurately, a traditional kind of storytelling. A beginning that describes the world, some adventuring, and an end that solves everything. It doesn't even try to be something more than that. Reading it was a relaxing experience.
Posts: 756 | Registered: Monday, August 4 2003 07:00
Shock Trooper
Member # 18
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Welcome back. I'm also cheesed about the Misc Board thing, but I guess I virtually never posted there anyway. It just means most of the topics in General have slightly more frayed edges.

Don't have time for reading at the moment, although, I have been studying the works of Chaucer.

Md.
Posts: 304 | Registered: Monday, October 1 2001 07:00
Law Bringer
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quote:
Originally written by Alorael:

No other author creates languages just for his world!
No other author creates a world just for his languages, rather.

quote:
Originally written by Alorael:

—Alorael, who would say that if anyone deserves the title of father of modern mass market fantasy (good and bad, lots and lots of bad), it's Tolkien.
People claim that that's a non-original standpoint because thousands have it. However, in the now 3 years since I read it, I never came across someone sharing that point of view. IMAGE(wink0000.gif)

You'll notice a definite shift in the fantasy written before Tolkien (basically, only children's fairy-tales, like the Narnia Chronicles) and that written after him. Even if the setting is completely different, the basic plot-twists and motives can be found everywhere if you look for it. IMAGE(tongue00.gif)

Edit: Even a quoted — deserves fixing...

[ Sunday, April 18, 2004 11:00: Message edited by: Arancaytar ]

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Welcome back. The LoTR is one of the best series of all times.

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Posts: 469 | Registered: Thursday, November 14 2002 08:00
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quote:
Originally written by Arancaytar:

People claim that that's a non-original standpoint because thousands have it. However, in the now 3 years since I read it, I never came across someone sharing that point of view. IMAGE(wink0000.gif)
Really? That's odd. They're right, though; it is a non-original standpoint, but that doesn't make it wrong.

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Posts: 3351 | Registered: Saturday, April 6 2002 08:00
Babelicious
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Tolkien was a better linguist than he was a writer. Frankly, he was a terrible writer, and his contributions to the RPG world must be weighed against the acres of crap that he spawned -- Piers Anthony, Terry Goodkind, the Dragonlance series, etc.

His contemporary CS Lewis was twice the writer he was.

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Posts: 999 | Registered: Friday, June 27 2003 07:00
Guardian
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I agree. Although I did enjoy the movies, I've never been capable of getting into a Tolkien book, or indeed reading more than a few pages at a time. Although I've read nothing by Lewis outside of the Chronicles of Narnia, I've read each of the books in the series many times over, and enjoyed them all thoroughly.

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Piers Anthony! My eyes! My keyboard! Oh, the excruciating pain.
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Warrior
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I couldn't get past the first Dark Tower book. Way too much Christian symbolism for me to handle, considering that I'm allergic to it.

Yes, allergic to Christian symbolism. I've had it ever since I started going to this bloody Christian elementry school where they tell you, oh no, they aren't imposing their religion on you, and proceed to shove it down your throat.
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