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This is for any thing from your favorite book series to stories that you are writing. I would really like to know what you guys are reading.
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| September 6, 2009, 11:14 pm
Right now I'm re-reading the Harry Potter series for the gazillionth time.
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| September 6, 2009, 11:39 pm
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Well, right now for writing I am working on a fantasy novel Titled "The Veiddir", it's about the human's empire searching out the other races of peoples and destroying them... I got the idea on a long car ride, not many weeks ago, and have just stuck to it...

For reading I am working my way through "The Lord Of The Rings" trilogy, which is amazing, of course... I will most likely make some LOTR LEGO customs when I finish the books...
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| September 7, 2009, 12:17 am
Well, haven't done much reading lately (or ever for that part) but I still think Ranger's Apprentice is a great book. I just wish I could read more than the first one. As for writing, I'm working on Legacies right now, but it's slow...
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| September 7, 2009, 2:06 am
yeah, rangers apprentice is awesome, john's up to the 6th one now. as for me, im reading peter and the starcatchers, lucky man( fro school) and stonehreart, which im not at all into. im starting a gladiator book, which i got inspiration from the gladiator which i sw last night. i might make a group for gladiators sometime soon.
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| September 7, 2009, 7:58 am
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Might I recommend The Door Within Trilogy by Wayne Thomas Batson. Also, though I can't remember the name of the author and still need to read the other two books, I definately recommend reading Tahn.
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| September 7, 2009, 10:25 am
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Definately The Lord of The Rings (You can't call yourself a 'true' fantasy fan if you haven't read those!). Another good series that I'm reading right now is Robert Jordan's The Eye of the World. I'm also working on a fantasy story (It will be in two parts) called The Golden Tablet.
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| September 7, 2009, 10:50 am
Quoting Lord Lego 436
Definately The Lord of The Rings (You can't call yourself a 'true' fantasy fan if you haven't read those!). Another good series that I'm reading right now is Robert Jordan's The Eye of the World. I'm also working on a fantasy story (It will be in two parts) called The Golden Tablet.

I have read Lord of the Rings. H ave you read any Kate Elliot books?
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| September 7, 2009, 11:34 am
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Quoting Skylar LaBounty
I have read Lord of the Rings. H ave you read any Kate Elliot books?


Nope.
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| September 7, 2009, 12:27 pm
Quoting Lord Lego 436
Definately The Lord of The Rings (You can't call yourself a 'true' fantasy fan if you haven't read those!).
Aw... Ive seen the movies, does that count?

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| September 7, 2009, 10:46 pm
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Quoting Nufalak of Balnazzar
Quoting Lord Lego 436
Definately The Lord of The Rings (You can't call yourself a 'true' fantasy fan if you haven't read those!).
Aw... Ive seen the movies, does that count?

Even if you've seen the movies you should still try and read the trilogy or atleast The Hobbit.
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| September 8, 2009, 8:06 am
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Quoting Nufalak of Balnazzar
Aw... Ive seen the movies, does that count?

I highly recommend that you read "The Hobbit" and the "LOTR Trilogy". Though the movies are great, the books are just such a treasure, and most of the people who read them, greatly enjoy them. I even know a few girls who greatly enjoyed them!
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| September 8, 2009, 10:41 am
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Quoting Caleb Cutlass-Crocodile Blanchet
I highly recommend that you read "The Hobbit" and the "LOTR Trilogy". Though the movies are great, the books are just such a treasure, and most of the people who read them, greatly enjoy them. I even know a few girls who greatly enjoyed them!


Ha! Stop kidding, Caleb! In my school, if you even MENTION Lord of the Rings, all of the girls (and, unfortunately most of the boys) give you funny glances...
Nufalak, NO, the movies don't count. The Return of the King was the best fantasy I've EVER read, especially the Battle of Pellannor Fields.
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| September 8, 2009, 10:06 pm
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Quoting Lord Lego 436
Ha! Stop kidding, Caleb! In my school, if you even MENTION Lord of the Rings, all of the girls (and, unfortunately most of the boys) give you funny glances...
Nufalak, NO, the movies don't count. The Return of the King was the best fantasy I've EVER read, especially the Battle of Pellannor Fields.

I am NOT kidding! I can think of two female humans who not only loved the books, but also loved the movies and continually have great "The Lord Of The Rings" conversations with me! Coincidently I spent most of yesterday watching The Two Towers extended DVD with one of them!
By the way, I am on "Chapter 10" of the first half of "The Return Of The King" so I know exactly what you are talking about...
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| September 9, 2009, 12:53 am
Quoting Caleb Cutlass-Crocodile Blanchet
I am NOT kidding! I can think of two female humans who not only loved the books, but also loved the movies and continually have great "The Lord Of The Rings" conversations with me! Coincidently I spent most of yesterday watching The Two Towers extended DVD with one of them!
By the way, I am on "Chapter 10" of the first half of "The Return Of The King" so I know exactly what you are talking about...

I know one too! She's seen all the movies and read the books.
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| September 9, 2009, 3:24 pm
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Quoting Ivar _
I know one too! She's seen all the movies and read the books.

Yes, but does she enjoy them? That is the question!
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| September 9, 2009, 3:29 pm
Quoting Ivar _
I know one too! She's seen all the movies and read the books.

I know one too (my friend's sister) who likes the movies although she doesn't love them or anything.
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| September 9, 2009, 3:38 pm
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Quoting Caleb Cutlass-Crocodile Blanchet
I am NOT kidding! I can think of two female humans who not only loved the books, but also loved the movies and continually have great "The Lord Of The Rings" conversations with me! Coincidently I spent most of yesterday watching The Two Towers extended DVD with one of them!
By the way, I am on "Chapter 10" of the first half of "The Return Of The King" so I know exactly what you are talking about...


NO mortal female can POSSIBLY be like that! *Sniff*, girl, liking LOTR!
Ha ha ha ha ha!
Sigh. The fact that you found a GIRL that you can talk to about LOTR is VERY lucky. I can't even find a BOY. They all call me a nerd.
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| September 10, 2009, 10:17 pm
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Quoting Lord Lego 436

NO mortal female can POSSIBLY be like that! *Sniff*, girl, liking LOTR!
Ha ha ha ha ha!
Sigh. The fact that you found a GIRL that you can talk to about LOTR is VERY lucky. I can't even find a BOY. They all call me a nerd.

Well they are, and they do...
I only really have one male friend who I talk LOTR with. Most boys just don't like fantasy... Strange... it's such a joy for me!
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| September 13, 2009, 6:00 pm
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Quoting Lord Lego 436

NO mortal female can POSSIBLY be like that! *Sniff*, girl, liking LOTR!
Ha ha ha ha ha!
Sigh. The fact that you found a GIRL that you can talk to about LOTR is VERY lucky. I can't even find a BOY. They all call me a nerd.


Same here, lol. I can't talk with my friends about LOTR, Star Wars, Lego, or anything. Lol.

OH! By the way, I started reading LOTR! I started the Fellowship last weekend! It's been great so far and I reccomend it to anyone who has time to read it. I'm about half way through right now (they just left weather-top). I'm very suprised how much of the book they left out in the movie! They left out like 4 chapters, lol! Oh well, lol.
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| September 15, 2009, 5:14 pm
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Quoting Bryan Graham

Same here, lol. I can't talk with my friends about LOTR, Star Wars, Lego, or anything. Lol.

OH! By the way, I started reading LOTR! I started the Fellowship last weekend! It's been great so far and I reccomend it to anyone who has time to read it. I'm about half way through right now (they just left weather-top). I'm very suprised how much of the book they left out in the movie! They left out like 4 chapters, lol! Oh well, lol.


SEE! The book is MUCH better. The fellowship really slows down once they get to Rivendell, but then it gets really awesome once they leave. If you fight your way through the Fellowship, then you can't put The Two Towers down!
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| September 15, 2009, 11:14 pm
Quoting Lord Lego 436

NO mortal female can POSSIBLY be like that! *Sniff*, girl, liking LOTR!
Ha ha ha ha ha!
Sigh. The fact that you found a GIRL that you can talk to about LOTR is VERY lucky. I can't even find a BOY. They all call me a nerd.

When they call you a nerd do you let that get to you? And my mom and aunt have both read and seen the movies and they love them.
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| September 16, 2009, 9:13 pm
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Quoting Bryan Graham
Same here, lol. I can't talk with my friends about LOTR, Star Wars, Lego, or anything. Lol.

People can be rather rude when it comes to liking things that are abnormal, I really don't give a hoot, and just go on doing what I please...
Quoting Bryan Graham
OH! By the way, I started reading LOTR! I started the Fellowship last weekend! It's been great so far and I reccomend it to anyone who has time to read it. I'm about half way through right now (they just left weather-top). I'm very suprised how much of the book they left out in the movie! They left out like 4 chapters, lol! Oh well, lol.

I loved both the movie trilogy and the book trilogy, but I do prefer the books... I loved "Fellowship" the most, but all three are WAY cool!
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| September 17, 2009, 7:06 pm
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Quoting Caleb Cutlass-Crocodile Blanchet
I loved both the movie trilogy and the book trilogy, but I do prefer the books... I loved "Fellowship" the most, but all three are WAY cool!


No WAY, buddy! It's Return of the KING that was the best book and movie!
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| September 18, 2009, 9:58 am
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Quoting Lord Lego 436

No WAY, buddy! It's Return of the KING that was the best book and movie!

It's not so much the action, as that I found that I love the story and characters of "Fellowship" a whee bit better, I also loved the locations in "Fellowship"...
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| September 18, 2009, 12:13 pm
Quoting Lord Lego 436

No WAY, buddy! It's Return of the KING that was the best book and movie!

The Two Towers kicks major LEGO brick. You can't get better than exploding walls and Forbidden Pools.
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| September 18, 2009, 3:28 pm
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Quoting Joe B
The Two Towers kicks major LEGO brick. You can't get better than exploding walls and Forbidden Pools.


Nope. You can't get better than Epic battles, speeches and the Rohirrim charging down the hill, the Witch King, The Mumak, Fell Beasts, and Eomer's last stand on the hill in Minas Tirith. Return of the King is ALL EPIC, no BORING.
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| September 18, 2009, 6:33 pm
Quoting Lord Lego 436

Nope. You can't get better than Epic battles, speeches and the Rohirrim charging down the hill, the Witch King, The Mumak, Fell Beasts, and Eomer's last stand on the hill in Minas Tirith. Return of the King is ALL EPIC, no BORING.
Ha ha, hope my book can compete... probably wont though.

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| September 20, 2009, 1:56 am
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Quoting Nufalak of Balnazzar
Quoting Lord Lego 436

Nope. You can't get better than Epic battles, speeches and the Rohirrim charging down the hill, the Witch King, The Mumak, Fell Beasts, and Eomer's last stand on the hill in Minas Tirith. Return of the King is ALL EPIC, no BORING.
Ha ha, hope my book can compete... probably wont though.


My book probably won't either. Tolkien is the GOD of fantasy, and you can't write a better book than his LOTR.
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| September 20, 2009, 9:36 am
Quoting Joe B
Right now I'm re-reading the Harry Potter series for the gazillionth time.


Same.
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| September 20, 2009, 7:58 pm
Quoting Lord Lego 436

Nope. You can't get better than Epic battles, speeches and the Rohirrim charging down the hill, the Witch King, The Mumak, Fell Beasts, and Eomer's last stand on the hill in Minas Tirith. Return of the King is ALL EPIC, no BORING.

Yep. Helm's Deep was epic. You have me there, The Witch King can't even properly kill Theoden, Mumakil ARE pretty cool, but the Fell Beast are... And... and... well... but he... fine, you win. The Return of the King is better.
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| September 21, 2009, 9:08 pm
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After WAY too long without internet, I will now attempt to shove myself back into this conversation... Here I go!

Quoting Lord Lego 436
Nope. You can't get better than Epic battles, speeches and the Rohirrim charging down the hill, the Witch King, The Mumak, Fell Beasts, and Eomer's last stand on the hill in Minas Tirith. Return of the King is ALL EPIC, no BORING.
It's okay, LordLego, I understand... you like "The Return of the King" the best because of the romances...
Quoting Joe B
The Two Towers kicks major LEGO brick. You can't get better than exploding walls and Forbidden Pools.
Oh, heck yeah! I love that book!
Quoting Nufalak of Balnazzar
Quoting Lord Lego 436

Nope. You can't get better than Epic battles, speeches and the Rohirrim charging down the hill, the Witch King, The Mumak, Fell Beasts, and Eomer's last stand on the hill in Minas Tirith. Return of the King is ALL EPIC, no BORING.
Ha ha, hope my book can compete... probably wont though.
You never know, work hard in your school days and you may be just as good, if not better! ...I know I hope to be, though I won't only be writing fantasy...
Quoting Lord Lego 436
My book probably won't either. Tolkien is the GOD of fantasy, and you can't write a better book than his LOTR.

I disagree, there is but one God, though many for years have belived in other "gods"... and also, there may be another "Tolkien"... you never know!
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| September 24, 2009, 8:39 pm
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Quoting Caleb Cutlass-Crocodile Blanchet
I disagree, there is but one God, though many for years have belived in other "gods"... and also, there may be another "Tolkien"... you never know!

Your opinion, not mine.
Quoting Caleb Cutlass-Crocodile Blanchet
You never know, work hard in your school days and you may be just as good, if not better! ...I know I hope to be, though I won't only be writing fantasy...

When I become a writer, then I’ll write ONLY fantasy.
Quoting Caleb Cutlass-Crocodile Blanchet
Oh, heck yeah! I love that book!

Hey, I like it too. Not as much as Return of the King, though.
Quoting Caleb Cutlass-Crocodile Blanchet
It's okay, LordLego, I understand... you like "The Return of the King" the best because of the romances...

Oh well, you got me! ;)
Quoting Joe B
Yep. Helm's Deep was epic. You have me there, The Witch King can't even properly kill Theoden, Mumakil ARE pretty cool, but the Fell Beast are... And... and... well... but he... fine, you win. The Return of the King is better.

See Caleb! Wait a while, and the voice of reason will prevail!

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| September 26, 2009, 10:41 am
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Quoting Lord Lego 436
Quoting Caleb Cutlass-Crocodile Blanchet
I disagree, there is but one God, though many for years have belived in other "gods"... and also, there may be another "Tolkien"... you never know!

Your opinion, not mine.

I supose you are entitled to one, but it sure as heck ain't mine!
Quoting Lord Lego 436
Quoting Caleb Cutlass-Crocodile Blanchet
You never know, work hard in your school days and you may be just as good, if not better! ...I know I hope to be, though I won't only be writing fantasy...

When I become a writer, then I’ll write ONLY fantasy.

I can never really dwell on one thing for too long, so my stuff will be all over the board...
Quoting Lord Lego 436
Quoting Caleb Cutlass-Crocodile Blanchet
It's okay, LordLego, I understand... you like "The Return of the King" the best because of the romances...

Oh well, you got me! ;)

AH-HAH! I knew it, lover boy...
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| September 28, 2009, 9:39 pm
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Quoting Caleb Cutlass-Crocodile Blanchet
AH-HAH! I knew it, lover boy...


Yep, Arwen! *Swoon* ;D

Quoting Caleb Cutlass-Crocodile Blanchet
I can never really dwell on one thing for too long, so my stuff will be all over the board...


I have just never been interested in writing another theme than Castle, Ancient times or Renaissance.

Quoting Caleb Cutlass-Crocodile Blanchet
I suppose you are entitled to one, but it sure as heck ain't mine!


Right back atcha’!

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| September 28, 2009, 9:46 pm
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You know what book(s) I despise? The Inheritance Cycle. It's a complete rip-off from Star Wars and LOTR, and Brisingr was the most boring book I've ever read!
What fantasy books do YOU guys hate?
(Cheesy guy with super white teeth pointing at you.)
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| September 29, 2009, 6:54 pm
Quoting Lord Lego 436
You know what book(s) I despise? The Inheritance Cycle. It's a complete rip-off from Star Wars and LOTR, and Brisingr was the most boring book I've ever read!
What fantasy books do YOU guys hate?
(Cheesy guy with super white teeth pointing at you.)

i must disagree with you on the inheritance cycle bit, almost the best series i ever read. the first being rangers apprentice. However i hate runemarks, the most stupidest book ever!
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| September 29, 2009, 7:00 pm
Quoting Lord Lego 436
You know what book(s) I despise? The Inheritance Cycle. It's a complete rip-off from Star Wars and LOTR, and Brisingr was the most boring book I've ever read!
What fantasy books do YOU guys hate?
(Cheesy guy with super white teeth pointing at you.)

I don't usually get past the first few chapters if I don't like the book. But I have read the dark is rising. It was two years before I started reading it out of bordom. Another one is the...*looks through bookshelf* Phantom Tollbooth. Which, I'm pretty sure I purposely blocked out. However because it was a school book I had to read it other wise I probably would of never of gotten past the first chapter.
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| September 29, 2009, 9:15 pm
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Quoting Lord Lego 436
Quoting Caleb Cutlass-Crocodile Blanchet AH-HAH! I knew it, lover boy...

Yep, Arwen! *Swoon* ;D

Man, that has got to be the funniest thing I have read in a LONG time, I laughed a little too hard! But, she is in "The Fellowship of the Ring" too... so you can't really back that up.
Quoting Lord Lego 436
Quoting Caleb Cutlass-Crocodile Blanchet
I can never really dwell on one thing for too long, so my stuff will be all over the board...

I have just never been interested in writing another theme than Castle, Ancient times or Renaissance.

Hmm, that's funny, no Halo or StarWars fanfiction?
Quoting Lord Lego 436
Quoting Caleb Cutlass-Crocodile Blanchet
I suppose you are entitled to one, but it sure as heck ain't mine!

Right back atcha’!
Uhuh...
Quoting Lord Lego 436
You know what book(s) I despise? The Inheritance Cycle. It's a complete rip-off from Star Wars and LOTR, and Brisingr was the most boring book I've ever read!
What fantasy books do YOU guys hate?
(Cheesy guy with super white teeth pointing at you.)

Don't let JD Luse hear you saying bad things about that book series, it will make him pretty mad...
I don't read books I don't like... so I can't really answer this one...
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| September 30, 2009, 4:11 pm
Well, I am currently in the process of reading the entire Chronicles of Narnia series (ALMOST DONE, Im on the last book) and they are fantominal (a mix between fantastic and fanominal ;)). I am also writing a story called Borethers journey, Im on the first chapter... of the first book.
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| September 30, 2009, 7:51 pm
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Quoting Caleb Cutlass-Crocodile Blanchet
Don't let JD Luse hear you saying bad things about that book series, it will make him pretty mad...
I don't read books I don't like... so I can't really answer this one...

Why? I think that the books are just plain bad. The plot is STRAIGHT from Star Wars. Like c’mon! An innocent farmboy. His farm is BURNED by the servants of the EMPIRE. His UNCLE dies in the fire. He meets an old man who trains him. Turns out that the old man once was part of an ancient ORDER OF PEACEKEEPERS who were overthrown by the empire. The farmboy and his friend have to meet up with the REBELLION. In the second book, the farmboy goes to complete his training with A SUPER OLD person who is also part of the order of peacekeepers. At the end of the second book, the friend who betrays him tells him that a turned-evil peacekeeper-dude is ACTUALLY HIS FATHER!
That’s my rant; don’t ask me to repeat it.

Quoting Caleb Cutlass-Crocodile Blanchet
Uhuh...

Ya’ know what? Let’s not get into a big “Religious debate thing”.

Quoting Caleb Cutlass-Crocodile Blanchet
Hmm, that's funny, no Halo or StarWars fanfiction?

You insult me.

Quoting Caleb Cutlass-Crocodile Blanchet
Man, that has got to be the funniest thing I have read in a LONG time, I laughed a little too hard! But, she is in "The Fellowship of the Ring" too... so you can't really back that up.

Yeah, I know. And she gets married in the Return of the King too, crushing all my hopes… :(

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| September 30, 2009, 8:43 pm
Quoting Lord Lego 436
Quoting Caleb Cutlass-Crocodile Blanchet
Don't let JD Luse hear you saying bad things about that book series, it will make him pretty mad...
I don't read books I don't like... so I can't really answer this one...

Why? I think that the books are just plain bad. The plot is STRAIGHT from Star Wars. Like c’mon! An innocent farmboy. His farm is BURNED by the servants of the EMPIRE. His UNCLE dies in the fire. He meets an old man who trains him. Turns out that the old man once was part of an ancient ORDER OF PEACEKEEPERS who were overthrown by the empire. The farmboy and his friend have to meet up with the REBELLION. In the second book, the farmboy goes to complete his training with A SUPER OLD person who is also part of the order of peacekeepers. At the end of the second book, the friend who betrays him tells him that a turned-evil peacekeeper-dude is ACTUALLY HIS FATHER!
That’s my rant; don’t ask me to repeat it.

Quoting Caleb Cutlass-Crocodile Blanchet
Uhuh...

Ya’ know what? Let’s not get into a big “Religious debate thing”.

Quoting Caleb Cutlass-Crocodile Blanchet
Hmm, that's funny, no Halo or StarWars fanfiction?

You insult me.

Quoting Caleb Cutlass-Crocodile Blanchet
Man, that has got to be the funniest thing I have read in a LONG time, I laughed a little too hard! But, she is in "The Fellowship of the Ring" too... so you can't really back that up.

Yeah, I know. And she gets married in the Return of the King too, crushing all my hopes… :(

O.K. Lord Lego, first calm down before you type anything rash. Sencond, think of Eragon as a mideval Star Wars if you have to. I personally love them.
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| September 30, 2009, 9:05 pm
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Quoting Skylar LaBounty
O.K. Lord Lego, first calm down before you type anything rash. Sencond, think of Eragon as a mideval Star Wars if you have to. I personally love them.


I personally read the books for a new and interesting plot.
Wierd, huh?
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| October 1, 2009, 8:58 am
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Quoting Lord Lego 436 and his ramblings...
...Bla, bla, bla, I hate Eragon, bla bla bla...
Sure, fine, hate it... but that won't stop me from reading them...
Quoting Lord Lego 436
Quoting Caleb Cutlass-Crocodile Blanchet
Uhuh...

Ya’ know what? Let’s not get into a big “Religious debate thing”.
A debate would need two to keep it going, and I am not going to start a debate with one who cares not for what I would have to say... t'would be but a waste of good time...
Quoting Lord Lego 436
Quoting Caleb Cutlass-Crocodile Blanchet
Hmm, that's funny, no Halo or StarWars fanfiction?

You insult me.

From what you have led me to believe, you like both those... genres, so why would you be insulted? Good books can be about anything, as long as they are well written...
Quoting Lord Lego 436
Quoting Caleb Cutlass-Crocodile Blanchet
Man, that has got to be the funniest thing I have read in a LONG time, I laughed a little too hard! But, she is in "The Fellowship of the Ring" too... so you can't really back that up.

Yeah, I know. And she gets married in the Return of the King too, crushing all my hopes… :(
Ooooookaaaaay... right... I kinda' try to pursue things you can get... but whatever...
With your permision, can use the "Arwen! *Swoon*" thing for my own use?
Quoting King Borether
Well, I am currently in the process of reading the entire Chronicles of Narnia series (ALMOST DONE, Im on the last book) and they are fantominal (a mix between fantastic and fanominal ;))...
Great book series, my favorite was "The Lion, The Whitch, and The Wardrobe, and that happens to be the only one I own, but I do enjoy all of them, it is neat to see someone else does, as well.
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| October 4, 2009, 11:33 pm
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Quoting Caleb Cutlass-Crocodile Blanchet
Quoting Lord Lego 436 and his ramblings...
...Bla, bla, bla, I hate Eragon, bla bla bla...

Sure, fine, hate it... but that won't stop me from reading them...


Yeah, I never said so. I was just loudly expressing how I hate them.

Quoting Caleb Cutlass-Crocodile Blanchet
Quoting Lord Lego 436
Quoting Caleb Cutlass-Crocodile Blanchet
Uhuh...

Ya’ know what? Let’s not get into a big “Religious debate thing”.
A debate would need two to keep it going, and I am not going to start a debate with one who cares not for what I would have to say... t'would be but a waste of good time...


Who ever said that I didn't care? I care about other people's beliefs, I respect them too! I just choose not to believe in them.

Quoting Caleb Cutlass-Crocodile Blanchet
Quoting Lord Lego 436
Quoting Caleb Cutlass-Crocodile Blanchet
Hmm, that's funny, no Halo or StarWars fanfiction?

You insult me.

From what you have led me to believe, you like both those... genres, so why would you be insulted? Good books can be about anything, as long as they are well written...


I like Halo and Star Wars, but I wouldn't really write about them. I think that fanfiction can sometimes limit a book, because the author is bound by the world already created for him...

Quoting Caleb Cutlass-Crocodile Blanchet
Quoting Lord Lego 436
Quoting Caleb Cutlass-Crocodile Blanchet
Man, that has got to be the funniest thing I have read in a LONG time, I laughed a little too hard! But, she is in "The Fellowship of the Ring" too... so you can't really back that up.

Yeah, I know. And she gets married in the Return of the King too, crushing all my hopes… :(
Ooooookaaaaay... right... I kinda' try to pursue things you can get... but whatever...
With your permision, can use the "Arwen! *Swoon*" thing for my own use?


Sure. But who nows, maybe I AM the kingly type? :D

Quoting Caleb Cutlass-Crocodile Blanchet
Quoting King Borether
Well, I am currently in the process of reading the entire Chronicles of Narnia series (ALMOST DONE, Im on the last book) and they are fantominal (a mix between fantastic and fanominal ;))...
Great book series, my favorite was "The Lion, The Whitch, and The Wardrobe, and that happens to be the only one I own, but I do enjoy all of them, it is neat to see someone else does, as well.


I read the Chronicles of Narnia, but they were too much of an Allegory for me. I love the Lion and the Witch and the Wardrobe, though.
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| October 5, 2009, 7:32 pm
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Quoting Architect of Vonthako
The works of Tolkien and The Chronicles of Narnia have always been my favorites. These books are just such classics. I also used to read Redwall back when I was much younger... Of course the timeless legends of King Arthur, Beowulf, and the 3 Bogatyrs will ever hold a special place in my heart.
Both Tolkien's and Lewis' series have been favorites of mine, and probably because they are classics. Classic legends and myths of old are so timeless and not unlike you, they hold special places in my heart, as well...

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| October 10, 2009, 11:21 pm
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My personal favorite fantasy books are as follows:

1. The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R Tolkien
2. The Wheel of Time series, by Robert Jordan.
3. Redwall, by Brian Jacques.
4. The Rover, by Mel Odom.
5. The Edge Chronicles, by Paul Stewart
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| October 17, 2009, 11:34 am
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I just started reading The Ranger's Apprentice, it's pretty good so far.
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| October 18, 2009, 5:07 pm
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Quoting Lord Lego 436
Yeah, I never said so. I was just loudly expressing how I hate them.


Okay, cool, spread the hate around, the world doesn't have enough hate... just smear some more hate in there!

Quoting Lord Lego 436
Who ever said that I didn't care? I care about other people's beliefs, I respect them too! I just choose not to believe in them.

If I wasn't breaking the "Stay on topic" rules I would ask you what you did believe in, but I can't in good conscience break topic to do that...
Quoting Lord Lego 436
I like Halo and Star Wars, but I wouldn't really write about them. I think that fanfiction can sometimes limit a book, because the author is bound by the world already created for him...

Yep, it would be confining, but it would be fun too!

Quoting Lord Lego 436
Sure. But who nows, maybe I AM the kingly type? :D

Nah, your the horse stall cleaning type! -Kidding of course-

Quoting Lord Lego 436
Quoting Caleb Cutlass-Crocodile Blanchet
Quoting King Borether
Well, I am currently in the process of reading the entire Chronicles of Narnia series (ALMOST DONE, Im on the last book) and they are fantominal (a mix between fantastic and fanominal ;))...
Great book series, my favorite was "The Lion, The Whitch, and The Wardrobe, and that happens to be the only one I own, but I do enjoy all of them, it is neat to see someone else does, as well.

I read the Chronicles of Narnia, but they were too much of an Allegory for me. I love the Lion and the Witch and the Wardrobe, though.

They do obviously have an allegory, "The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe being the one with the most notable and noticeable, yet I find them timeless and loveable classics.
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| October 28, 2009, 7:44 pm
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Quoting Architect of Vonthako

Amen! Oh, and for even more allegory in a classic, you guys should try "The Pilgrim's Progress" by John Bunyan (he was persecuted for his beliefs and wrote it while in prison).

Oh yeah, "The Pilgrim's Pregress" is a grat peice of literature, thanks for bringing that one up!
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| October 29, 2009, 9:53 am
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Quoting Caleb Cutlass-Crocodile Blanchet
I read the Chronicles of Narnia, but they were too much of an Allegory for me. I love the Lion and the Witch and the Wardrobe, though.

They do obviously have an allegory, "The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe being the one with the most notable and noticeable, yet I find them timeless and loveable classics.

Hey, I like ‘em too. I just like other series more.

Quoting Caleb Cutlass-Crocodile Blanchet
Nah, your the horse stall cleaning type! -Kidding of course-

:P

Quoting Caleb Cutlass-Crocodile Blanchet
Yep, it would be confining, but it would be fun too!

I suppose it would be fun to see what you can do with a pre-made theme…

Quoting Caleb Cutlass-Crocodile Blanchet
If I wasn't breaking the "Stay on topic" rules I would ask you what you did believe in, but I can't in good conscience break topic to do that...

I’m the devil, so I go off topic like wildfire. :P
Nothing is what I believe in.

Quoting Caleb Cutlass-Crocodile Blanchet
Okay, cool, spread the hate around, the world doesn't have enough hate... just smear some more hate in there!

OK, OK, you’re right, I’m wrong. I’ll keep my hate to myself.
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| October 29, 2009, 8:58 pm
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^
I really don't know what happened there...
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Quoting Lord Lego 436
Quoting Caleb Cutlass-Crocodile Blanchet
Nah, your the horse stall cleaning type! -Kidding of course-

:P

I am, of course, the Nomad/Ranger type... One who fights evil in the name of justice traveling the lands in seek of new adventure... Yeah, that sums it up...

Quoting Lord Lego 436
I suppose it would be fun to see what you can do with a pre-made theme…

Yeah, I have been thinking about a Halo fan-fiction short story, I've had the idea since Halo 3 was released, I just haven't gotten any down on paper... Still, it would be really neat to see what you could do with another's items and world in your own story...hmm...


Quoting Lord Lego 436
Quoting Caleb Cutlass-Crocodile Blanchet
If I wasn't breaking the "Stay on topic" rules I would ask you what you did believe in, but I can't in good conscience break topic to do that...

I’m the devil, so I go off topic like wildfire. :P
Nothing is what I believe in.

Then how do you explain human existence?

Quoting Lord Lego 436
OK, OK, you’re right, I’m wrong. I’ll keep my hate to myself.

People might have asked your opinion, but you only neaded to state it once, that is all I was saying...

Quoting Architect of Vonthako(Wow, I should have simply used initials instead of typing that out...)
Have you seen any of the film adaptations of it?

I saw a cartoon (or animated) version of it back when I was a kid... I haven't really looked into any other films with that title, though the "Journey to Heaven" one kinda' looked good... Was it?
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| October 31, 2009, 12:01 pm
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Quoting Architect of Vonthako
Yeah, I thought it was a decent rendition.

Okay... maybe I'll look in to that...
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| November 1, 2009, 12:00 am
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Quoting Caleb Cutlass-Crocodile Blanchet
People might have asked your opinion, but you only neaded to state it once, that is all I was saying...

Yeah, I know...

Quoting Caleb Cutlass-Crocodile Blanchet
Then how do you explain human existence?

Evolution. But, Please! Let's not get into a religious debate.

Quoting Caleb Cutlass-Crocodile Blanchet
I am, of course, the Nomad/Ranger type... One who fights evil in the name of justice traveling the lands in seek of new adventure... Yeah, that sums it up...

And I’m your loyal Peasant sidekick! :D

Quoting Caleb Cutlass-Crocodile Blanchet
Yeah, I have been thinking about a Halo fan-fiction short story, I've had the idea since Halo 3 was released, I just haven't gotten any down on paper... Still, it would be really neat to see what you could do with another's items and world in your own story...hmm...

Hmmmmm....

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| November 1, 2009, 5:51 pm
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Quoting Lord Lego 436
Quoting Caleb Cutlass-Crocodile Blanchet
Then how do you explain human existence?

Evolution. But, Please! Let's not get into a religious debate.
Fine - I will stop pestering you... monkey boy...

Quoting Lord Lego 436
Quoting Caleb Cutlass-Crocodile Blanchet
I am, of course, the Nomad/Ranger type... One who fights evil in the name of justice traveling the lands in seek of new adventure... Yeah, that sums it up...

And I’m your loyal Peasant sidekick! :D

Um... well... It's not that I don't like you, I'm just not a people person... Meaning, I work alone.

Concerning books - What this thread is about:
I'm reading The Hobbit again... love that book...
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| November 1, 2009, 6:16 pm
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Quoting Caleb Cutlass-Crocodile Blanchet
Quoting Lord Lego 436
Quoting Caleb Cutlass-Crocodile Blanchet
Then how do you explain human existence?

Evolution. But, Please! Let's not get into a religious debate.
Fine - I will stop pestering you... monkey boy...


Hmmmm...
I WAS a monkey, I'm not now! And anyways, that was BILLIONS of years ago...

Quoting Caleb Cutlass-Crocodile Blanchet
Quoting Lord Lego 436
Quoting Caleb Cutlass-Crocodile Blanchet
I am, of course, the Nomad/Ranger type... One who fights evil in the name of justice traveling the lands in seek of new adventure... Yeah, that sums it up...

And I’m your loyal Peasant sidekick! :D

Um... well... It's not that I don't like you, I'm just not a people person... Meaning, I work alone.


WAAAAAHHH!!!!!
Fine, I'll be your rejected Peasant Sidekick, who then rises up and defeats you with my evil Troll hordes!

Quoting Caleb Cutlass-Crocodile Blanchet
Concerning books - What this thread is about:
I'm reading The Hobbit again... love that book...


I still like Return of the King more, but the Hobbit comes pretty darn close!
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| November 3, 2009, 10:10 am
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Quoting Architect of Vonthako

Then what are ye doing on the internet? Get thee back to the mill, Thaddik! The millet shan't grind itself!


Thaddik? Have ye' been drinkin' to much, masta'? My name been's Elangor, now and always!
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| November 3, 2009, 10:12 am
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Now ahm' sure ye be drinkin' masta! We no be no Sparta! We be in the Middle Ages, England!
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| November 4, 2009, 8:21 pm
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Quoting Architect of Vonthako

Oh! That would explain all these k-nnnnn-igits I see wandering around!
lol

No... No those are tomato juice cans... and they're standing still. You okay, Archie?
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| November 5, 2009, 3:24 pm
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Quoting Lord Lego 436
I still like Return of the King more, but the Hobbit comes pretty darn close!

Yeah - "The Hobbit" owns!

Quoting Everyone's favorite crazed, evil, lord: Lord Lego 436
WAAAAAHHH!!!!!
Fine, I'll be your rejected Peasant Sidekick, who then rises up and defeats you with my evil Troll hordes!

Okay, now is that any way to act? Someone might get the feeling you're being resentful to me! You know, obviously, I'll end your evil reign with sheer goodness!
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| November 5, 2009, 8:12 pm
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Quoting Goody-Two Shoes Caleb Cutlass-Crocodile Blanchet
Yeah - "The Hobbit" owns!


But not as much as ROTK.

Quoting (As previously stated) Goody-Two Shoes Caleb Cutlass-Crocodile Blanchet
Quoting Everyone's favorite crazed, evil, lord: Lord Lego 436
WAAAAAHHH!!!!!
Fine, I'll be your rejected Peasant Sidekick, who then rises up and defeats you with my evil Troll hordes!

Okay, now is that any way to act? Someone might get the feeling you're being resentful to me! You know, obviously, I'll end your evil reign with sheer goodness!


Of course! The super good, perfect protagonist with no visible flaw will obviously rise up and defeat the evil dark lord!
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| November 5, 2009, 8:56 pm
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Quoting THE Evel, Overly devil-ish and cranky Dark Lord, Lord Lego 436

Of course! The super good, perfect protagonist with no visible flaw will obviously rise up and defeat the evil dark lord!

*pumps bicep* Oh yeah! *Shinny white teeth glint in a handsome, bet terribly cheesy, grin* So, What's the use of becoming a "dark lord" if I'm just going to overthrow you? What a waste of space in the book of life!
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| November 5, 2009, 9:13 pm
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Quoting Caleb Cutlass-Crocodile Blanchet
*pumps bicep* Oh yeah! *Shinny white teeth glint in a handsome, bet terribly cheesy, grin* So, What's the use of becoming a "dark lord" if I'm just going to overthrow you? What a waste of space in the book of life!


I can cause thousands of villagers and Soldiers fear, pain, (And possibly) death.
Also, I can get the King to be flustered, which is my life goal.
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| November 6, 2009, 4:25 pm
Quoting Lord Lego 436

I can cause thousands of villagers and Soldiers fear, pain, (And possibly) death.
Also, I can get the King to be flustered, which is my life goal.
Im sorry dud, but I think my villians got you beat (Arsem and The Master)> After my next chapter, you'll know why... >;)

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| November 6, 2009, 6:54 pm
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Quoting Architect of Vonthako

They see me rollin'...
They hatin'...
Patrollin' and tryin' to catch me ridin'...


LOL!
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| November 6, 2009, 9:02 pm
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Quoting Architect of Vonthako
Okay, now... I have sotally tobered up...
Now let me drive my bloody chariot!

You do that, just don't go chasing the whenches... I don't think your QUITE sober enough for that...

Quoting Lord Lego 436
I can cause thousands of villagers and Soldiers fear, pain, (And possibly) death.
Also, I can get the King to be flustered, which is my life goal.
Oh, oh I see. Then I enter the kingdom after a long trek, fall flat on my face, get nursed back to health by the flustered king's daughter, and end up working my way through your ranks, slashing them to pieces, until I finally can confront you! Then I Grit my teeth as I start the action of sending my duel blades slashing through your mongrel hide! Oh - I do love being the hero!
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| November 7, 2009, 11:29 am
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Quoting Caleb Cutlass-Crocodile Blanchet
You do that, just don't go chasing the whenches... I don't think your QUITE sober enough for that...

Exactly!

Quoting Caleb Cutlass-Crocodile Blanchet
Quoting Lord Lego 436
I can cause thousands of villagers and Soldiers fear, pain, (And possibly) death.
Also, I can get the King to be flustered, which is my life goal.
Oh, oh I see. Then I enter the kingdom after a long trek, fall flat on my face, get nursed back to health by the flustered king's daughter, and end up working my way through your ranks, slashing them to pieces, until I finally can confront you! Then I Grit my teeth as I start the action of sending my duel blades slashing through your mongrel hide! Oh - I do love being the hero!


Everything else is right, except the end!
We battle on a hill as your and my armies fight around us in a climatic battle! Then I knock you to the ground, and prepare to plunge my fell blade into your stomach!
Hah!
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| November 7, 2009, 12:01 pm
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Quoting Lord Lego 436
Everything else is right, except the end!
We battle on a hill as your and my armies fight around us in a climatic battle! Then I knock you to the ground, and prepare to plunge my fell blade into your stomach!
Hah!

OH - I grab a book from within my tunic, "Eragon"! the simple sight of it blinds you! I throw it at you and remove both an arrow and my bow from my quiver, then I fire the arrow through the eye slit of your demonic helmet! HAW!
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| November 7, 2009, 12:47 pm
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Quoting Caleb Cutlass-Crocodile Blanchet
OH - I grab a book from within my tunic, "Eragon"! the simple sight of it blinds you! I throw it at you and remove both an arrow and my bow from my quiver, then I fire the arrow through the eye slit of your demonic helmet! HAW!


You got that right! I recoil in fear!
"Oh, the cliche!" I scream.
But me recoiling throws off your shot, and it clangs harmlessly off my helmet!
I withdraw all 12 Wheel of Time books, each 700 pages long, and bludgeon you to death with them!
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| November 7, 2009, 5:04 pm
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Quoting Lord Lego 436

You got that right! I recoil in fear!
"Oh, the cliche!" I scream.
But me recoiling throws off your shot, and it clangs harmlessly off my helmet!
I withdraw all 12 Wheel of Time books, each 700 pages long, and bludgeon you to death with them!

"Books can not defeat me, especially ones I've never read!" I yell, "You WILL be destroyed, dark fiend!"
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| November 7, 2009, 6:05 pm
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Quoting Caleb Cutlass-Crocodile Blanchet
"Books can not defeat me, especially ones I've never read!" I yell, "You WILL be destroyed, dark fiend!"


I consider for a moment...
Then I pull out The Lord of the Rings!
"I have stolen this ancient (50+ years, wow!) relic from the Flustered King's Castle! And you HAVE read this book!"
I then discard The Wheel of Time books, and beat you with the sheer awesomeness of Return of the King!
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| November 7, 2009, 7:40 pm
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Quoting Lord Lego 436

I consider for a moment...
Then I pull out The Lord of the Rings!
"I have stolen this ancient (50+ years, wow!) relic from the Flustered King's Castle! And you HAVE read this book!"
I then discard The Wheel of Time books, and beat you with the sheer awesomeness of Return of the King!

Hey wait, why not leave the life of crime and join forces with me, I have that book myself and we could read it together!

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| November 7, 2009, 8:02 pm
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Quoting Caleb Cutlass-Crocodile Blanchet
Hey wait, why not leave the life of crime and join forces with me, I have that book myself and we could read it together!


The sheer naivety and goodwill of your proposal makes me stop, and consider...
I am undefended...
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| November 7, 2009, 8:09 pm
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Hey Bryan, what part are you at in LOTR?
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| November 8, 2009, 11:05 pm
Quoting Lord Lego 436
Hey Bryan, what part are you at in LOTR?

You will be happy to know that I have just started The Hobbit today.
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| November 11, 2009, 8:51 pm
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Quoting Skylar LaBounty
You will be happy to know that I have just started The Hobbit today.

Awesome, great piece of literature!
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| November 16, 2009, 12:09 am
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Quoting Lord Lego 436
Hey Bryan, what part are you at in LOTR?


Whoops! Must of missed this post, lol. I'm on Return of the King now, I'm at the part where they gather the Riders of Rohan.
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| December 31, 2009, 8:28 pm
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Quoting Bryan Graham

Whoops! Must of missed this post, lol. I'm on Return of the King now, I'm at the part where they gather the Riders of Rohan.


The next part is the definition of epic, you know, Gondor.
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| December 31, 2009, 8:31 pm
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Quoting Lord Lego 436

The next part is the definition of epic, you know, Gondor.


I can't wait!
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| December 31, 2009, 9:56 pm
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Quoting Bryan Graham

I can't wait!


My suggestion is to read it slowly, savour it, imagine everything in minute detail.
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| January 1, 2010, 12:50 pm
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Yay! I finished the Return of the King! It was great. The little war in the Shire at the end was a total surprise! The Fellowship was still my favorite though. Return of the King comes in 2nd place and then The Two Towers in 3rd. I have the opposite opinions about the movies though, lol. I'm starting the Hobbit now. I probably should have read this first, but they didn't have it in my school library so.... Oh well.
:D
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| January 31, 2010, 9:18 pm
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Quoting Bryan Graham
Yay! I finished the Return of the King! It was great. The Fellowship was still my favorite though.

Great book. I loved all three. But 'The Fellowship' is my favorite book AND movie. Good stuff!

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| January 31, 2010, 9:23 pm
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The Hobbit is the best of the series in my opinion. You just can't beat having a dragon as a main villain. (through giant eyeballs come in a close second)
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| February 1, 2010, 3:47 pm
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Quoting Caleb Cutlass-Crocodile Blanchet
Quoting Bryan Graham
Yay! I finished the Return of the King! It was great. The Fellowship was still my favorite though.

Great book. I loved all three. But 'The Fellowship' is my favorite book AND movie. Good stuff!


I'm now convinced that you're BOTH crazy. What, in the whole wide world, beats Minas Tirith. That scene, where Theoden and the Riders of Rohan gallop down the hill, and Theoden's little speech, was the best thing in writing i've ever read.

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| February 3, 2010, 7:35 pm
Quoting Lord Lego 436
My personal favorite fantasy books are as follows:

1. The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R Tolkien
2. The Wheel of Time series, by Robert Jordan.
3. Redwall, by Brian Jacques.
4. The Rover, by Mel Odom.
5. The Edge Chronicles, by Paul Stewart

You should seriously read the Crown of Stars and Crossraods series by Kate Elliot and the Codex Alera and The Dresedn Files by Jim Butcher.
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| February 3, 2010, 8:29 pm
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Quoting Brik Masta
The Hobbit is the best of the series in my opinion. You just can't beat having a dragon as a main villain. (through giant eyeballs come in a close second)


I'm beginning to agree with you... :)
I'm about half-way through The Hobbit now and I've liked it a lot so far. It's interesting to see how Tolkien changed the way he wrote about Middle-Earth. (Like how he called them Goblins, not Orcs in the Hobbit.)
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| February 3, 2010, 9:33 pm
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Quoting Lord Lego 436
That scene, where Theoden and the Riders of Rohan gallop down the hill, and Theoden's little speech, was the best thing in writing i've ever read.


That speech was pretty great, although action-wise, I think Tolkien does a better job writing about smaller battles than larger ones. I think thats why I like the Fellowship best.

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| February 3, 2010, 9:37 pm
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Quoting Brik Masta
The Hobbit is the best of the series in my opinion. You just can't beat having a dragon as a main villain. (through giant eyeballs come in a close second)

Heh - I don't know. But Smaug was pretty darn awesome... still, I think I like the Ringwraiths more.

Quoting Lord Lego 436
I'm now convinced that you're BOTH crazy. What, in the whole wide world, beats Minas Tirith.
You still fighting that lost cause? ;)

Seriously though; that is a great book. And it's tough saying that 'The Fellowship' is my favorite... but the truth is, I liked that volume the best.

Quoting Bryan Graham
That speech was pretty great, although action-wise, I think Tolkien does a better job writing about smaller battles than larger ones. I think thats why I like the Fellowship best.

I liked the character descriptions, the locales, and the overall storyline best in 'The Fellowship of the Ring' the best... dang, I just LOVE that book! All of it...
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| February 3, 2010, 11:01 pm
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Quoting Bryan Graham

That speech was pretty great, although action-wise, I think Tolkien does a better job writing about smaller battles than larger ones. I think thats why I like the Fellowship best.


Yeah, you have a point there. Overall, I believe that action isn't Tolkiens strong part, but he still pulled it off very well in Minas Tirith. Like Caleb has SO often said, he is best at locales, and the local flora in Ithilien...

Quoting Caleb Cutlass-Crocodile Blanchet
Heh - I don't know. But Smaug was pretty darn awesome... still, I think I like the Ringwraiths more.


Got to agree with you on that one, Caleb. The Nazgul inspired wraith/demons for the next five decades. No small feat.

Quoting Caleb Cutlass-Crocodile Blanchet
You still fighting that lost cause? ;) Seriously though; that is a great book. And it's tough saying that 'The Fellowship' is my favorite... but the truth is, I liked that volume the best.


You're surprised?

Quoting Caleb Cutlass-Crocodile Blanchet
I liked the character descriptions, the locales, and the overall storyline best in 'The Fellowship of the Ring' the best... dang, I just LOVE that book! All of it...


I like ROTK because that's where it all wraps up. That last line has an awesome sense of finality to it, too.
"Well, I'm back".

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| February 4, 2010, 8:38 pm
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Quoting Lord Lego 436
Yeah, you have a point there. Overall, I believe that action isn't Tolkiens strong part, but he still pulled it off very well in Minas Tirith. Like Caleb has SO often said, he is best at locales, and the local flora in Ithilien...

Tolkien is a master at description - he's one of the few writers that forces me to read a page and always think of it in one way. I love to sit down and just read a passage of one of his Lord of The Rings trilogy, it's very refreshing...

Quoting Lord Lego 436
Quoting Caleb Cutlass-Crocodile Blanchet
Heh - I don't know. But Smaug was pretty darn awesome... still, I think I like the Ringwraiths more.

Got to agree with you on that one, Caleb. The Nazgul inspired wraith/demons for the next five decades. No small feat.

For sure! No cloaked ghoul was ever the same after his 'Wraiths!

Quoting Lord Lego 436
You're surprised?

Nope - not at all. ;-)

Quoting Lord Lego 436
I like ROTK because that's where it all wraps up. That last line has an awesome sense of finality to it, too.
"Well, I'm back".

Some very good points included here ^, but I love the sense of mystery Tolkien left us with in 'The Fellowship'...
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| February 4, 2010, 10:36 pm
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Quoting Caleb Cutlass-Crocodile Blanchet
Tolkien is a master at description - he's one of the few writers that forces me to read a page and always think of it in one way. I love to sit down and just read a passage of one of his Lord of The Rings trilogy, it's very refreshing...


Yeah. Sometimes he can overdescribe, though. He was describing fungi in Ithilien for 3 pages...

Quoting Caleb Cutlass-Crocodile Blanchet
Quoting Lord Lego 436
Quoting Caleb Cutlass-Crocodile Blanchet
Heh - I don't know. But Smaug was pretty darn awesome... still, I think I like the Ringwraiths more.

Got to agree with you on that one, Caleb. The Nazgul inspired wraith/demons for the next five decades. No small feat.

For sure! No cloaked ghoul was ever the same after his 'Wraiths!


Yep.

Quoting Caleb Cutlass-Crocodile Blanchet
Quoting Lord Lego 436
You're surprised?

Nope - not at all. ;-)


Then I gues you realise that I'll never change my mind, right?

Quoting Caleb Cutlass-Crocodile Blanchet
Quoting Lord Lego 436
I like ROTK because that's where it all wraps up. That last line has an awesome sense of finality to it, too.
"Well, I'm back".

Some very good points included here ^, but I love the sense of mystery Tolkien left us with in 'The Fellowship'...


I don't know. he gave away the plot too early for a sense of mystery. It also started to drag on a bit near the end. ANYONE can agree that he could have shortened that whole sailing down the river scene...
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| February 6, 2010, 7:58 pm
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Quoting Lord Lego 436
Quoting Caleb Cutlass-Crocodile Blanchet
Tolkien is a master at description - he's one of the few writers that forces me to read a page and always think of it in one way. I love to sit down and just read a passage of one of his Lord of The Rings trilogy, it's very refreshing...

Yeah. Sometimes he can overdescribe, though. He was describing fungi in Ithilien for 3 pages...
What - you didn't like that?

Quoting Lord Lego 436
Then I gues you realise that I'll never change my mind, right?

I knew that from the beginning...

Quoting Lord Lego 436
Quoting Caleb Cutlass-Crocodile Blanchet
Some very good points included here ^, but I love the sense of mystery Tolkien left us with in 'The Fellowship'...


I don't know. he gave away the plot too early for a sense of mystery. It also started to drag on a bit near the end. ANYONE can agree that he could have shortened that whole sailing down the river scene...

We may have known the plot, but we had no idea who the orks' next victim would be! We had no idea if those freaky Ringwraiths would re-appear searching for Frodo, we had no idea who Strider was and we had no idea what would come of this 'Gollum' character he had told us about...
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| February 10, 2010, 11:50 pm
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Quoting Caleb Cutlass-Crocodile Blanchet
We may have known the plot, but we had no idea who the orks' next victim would be! We had no idea if those freaky Ringwraiths would re-appear searching for Frodo, we had no idea who Strider was and we had no idea what would come of this 'Gollum' character he had told us about...


That's true. My greatest regret EVER is watching the mvoies before I read the books. Then again, I did read the Fellowship before I watched the movies, but that was in grade 2 so I think I was too young to actually appreciate the story. I'd always suggest, no DEMAND, that you read the books before the movies. I think that the death of Boromir came as a surprise, and that particular scene created 'dispensable heroes', if you know what I mean...

Quoting Caleb Cutlass-Crocodile Blanchet
What - you didn't like that?

Nah. You have to admit, he could have shortened that. Other than that ONE scene and sailing down the Anduin, the books are perfect.

Quoting Caleb Cutlass-Crocodile Blanchet
I knew that from the beginning...

Then you’re a lot smarter than I am. Because here I was thinking I could convince YOU!

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| February 15, 2010, 12:20 pm
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Quoting Lord Lego 436

That's true. My greatest regret EVER is watching the mvoies before I read the books. Then again, I did read the Fellowship before I watched the movies, but that was in grade 2 so I think I was too young to actually appreciate the story. I'd always suggest, no DEMAND, that you read the books before the movies. I think that the death of Boromir came as a surprise, and that particular scene created 'dispensable heroes', if you know what I mean...

I concur. Those books are totally worth reading before you view the films. (Yet viewing the films is a MUST for any LOTR fan) I only watched half of 'The Fellowship' before reading the books, so that mistake didn't cost me too much... luckily... I found Boromir's death to be one of my favoprite scenes (Book and Film) and it was those scenes that forced me to accept Boromir as one of my favorite characters of the series. (In the Film He's played by Sean Bean, who kicks major rump!)

Quoting Lord Lego 436
Quoting Caleb Cutlass-Crocodile Blanchet
What - you didn't like that?

Nah. You have to admit, he could have shortened that. Other than that ONE scene and sailing down the Anduin, the books are perfect.>>>
I think they are perfect now. Period.

Quoting Lord Lego 436
Quoting Caleb Cutlass-Crocodile Blanchet
I knew that from the beginning...

Then you’re a lot smarter than I am. Because here I was thinking I could convince YOU!


That would be a pure impossibility. Don't continue, for you have not a chance. "The Fellowship of the Ring" For the WIN!
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| February 15, 2010, 2:15 pm
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I finished The Hobbit! Actually I finished it a few weeks ago but never got around to posting... lol. I thought it was really good! I like the Lord of the Rings better as a whole but I prefer The Hobbit over any 1 part of The Lord of the Rings (if that made any sense...) All the little adventures were really entertaining and the Battle of Five Armies at the end came as a total surprise!
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| February 16, 2010, 10:04 pm
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Quoting Bryan Graham
I finished The Hobbit! Actually I finished it a few weeks ago but never got around to posting... lol. I thought it was really good! I like the Lord of the Rings better as a whole but I prefer The Hobbit over any 1 part of The Lord of the Rings (if that made any sense...) All the little adventures were really entertaining and the Battle of Five Armies at the end came as a total surprise!

That is a great book! When I read is, I read that one before the LOTR series. So, I read everything in order...
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| February 16, 2010, 10:19 pm
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Quoting Caleb Cutlass-Crocodile Blanchet
That is a great book! When I read is, I read that one before the LOTR series. So, I read everything in order...


Yeah, I did too. But I agree with Bryan. I loved the Hobbit. The battle of the Five Armies inspired my LEGO battles for years to come!
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| February 21, 2010, 12:12 am
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Quoting Caleb Cutlass-Crocodile Blanchet
Quoting Lord Lego 436

That's true. My greatest regret EVER is watching the mvoies before I read the books. Then again, I did read the Fellowship before I watched the movies, but that was in grade 2 so I think I was too young to actually appreciate the story. I'd always suggest, no DEMAND, that you read the books before the movies. I think that the death of Boromir came as a surprise, and that particular scene created 'dispensable heroes', if you know what I mean...

I concur. Those books are totally worth reading before you view the films. (Yet viewing the films is a MUST for any LOTR fan) I only watched half of 'The Fellowship' before reading the books, so that mistake didn't cost me too much... luckily... I found Boromir's death to be one of my favoprite scenes (Book and Film) and it was those scenes that forced me to accept Boromir as one of my favorite characters of the series. (In the Film He's played by Sean Bean, who kicks major rump!)


Yeah, that scene in the movie was good. The book scene was a tad less epic. You know, I may re-read the books after I'm done TA Barron's Avalon...

Quoting Caleb Cutlass-Crocodile Blanchet
That would be a pure impossibility. Don't continue, for you have not a chance. "The Fellowship of the Ring" For the WIN!


I dunno...
As I said before, I think I'll re-read 'em just to clarify my opinion and memories of the books. I read them a year ago, after all.
One part I remember hating while reading but loving after I read it was the Council of Elrond. You don't really appreciate the fact that those two chapters really support the whole plot in the Fellowship until you're done. Of course, that four page song really was a killer...

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| February 21, 2010, 12:15 am
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Quoting Lord Lego 436

I dunno...
As I said before, I think I'll re-read 'em just to clarify my opinion and memories of the books. I read them a year ago, after all.
One part I remember hating while reading but loving after I read it was the Council of Elrond. You don't really appreciate the fact that those two chapters really support the whole plot in the Fellowship until you're done. Of course, that four page song really was a killer...


LOLz... You're funny! I agree, read the books again. Never can read Tolkien's classics too many times!

I really can't think of any particular parts which I considered boring... might just be my dry tendencies... I mean, I've read dictionaries for 'fun' before!
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| February 26, 2010, 9:18 pm
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Quoting Caleb Cutlass-Crocodile Blanchet

LOLz... You're funny! I agree, read the books again. Never can read Tolkien's classics too many times!

I really can't think of any particular parts which I considered boring... might just be my dry tendencies... I mean, I've read dictionaries for 'fun' before!


No way!
I suppose that in a second read through I might appreciate the story more...
I can't wait to get reading again!
You know what I noticed the most about LOTR? Most books I kind of skim, so I end up not quite 'digesting' the descriptions. In Tolkiens work, I never do that.
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| February 26, 2010, 11:09 pm
Quoting Skylar LaBounty
This is for any thing from your favorite book series to stories that you are writing. I would really like to know what you guys are reading.


I am reading Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes at the moment, it is spectacular! I just finished the Inheritance Cycle, and it was awesome! I have read the Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit, I loved them both! After Don Quixote I will read the Hobbit again!
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| February 26, 2010, 11:23 pm
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Quoting Lord Lego 436
No way!
I suppose that in a second read through I might appreciate the story more...
I can't wait to get reading again!
You know what I noticed the most about LOTR? Most books I kind of skim, so I end up not quite 'digesting' the descriptions. In Tolkiens work, I never do that.

You SKIM books? THAT'S CRAZY! You're suposed to READ books. Not google at the pictures. ;-)

Quoting Justin R.

I am reading Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes at the moment, it is spectacular! I just finished the Inheritance Cycle, and it was awesome! I have read the Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit, I loved them both! After Don Quixote I will read the Hobbit again!

I can't belive I still haven't read 'Don'... I'll have to get that one soon!
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| February 27, 2010, 11:35 pm
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Quoting Caleb Cutlass-Crocodile Blanchet
You SKIM books? THAT'S CRAZY! You're suposed to READ books. Not google at the pictures. ;-)


No, I suppose that I explained it wrong. What I mean is, that when I read, most descriptions don't quite make as clear a picture as Tolkiens descriptions do. I don't just flip through books or skip parts. I always finish a book, down to every last word. It's just that the descriptions in other books tend to... pass me by. The only two exceptions are LOTR and Jonathan Strouds work.

Quoting Justin R.

I am reading Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes at the moment, it is spectacular! I just finished the Inheritance Cycle, and it was awesome!


About that last sentance, I'll have to disagree.

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| February 28, 2010, 3:28 pm
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Quoting Lord Lego 436
No, I suppose that I explained it wrong. What I mean is, that when I read, most descriptions don't quite make as clear a picture as Tolkiens descriptions do. I don't just flip through books or skip parts. I always finish a book, down to every last word. It's just that the descriptions in other books tend to... pass me by. The only two exceptions are LOTR and Jonathan Strouds work.

Very nice, a much better explanation! *clap* *clap*... but the mental picture of you skimming through a book, searching for pictures, and then replacing the book on a shelf is just too humorous to forget!

Quoting Lord Lego 436
About that last sentance, I'll have to disagree.

Poor guy, makes a simple comment and gets an ear-full of your Eragon propaganda...
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| March 7, 2010, 11:09 pm
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Quoting Caleb Cutlass-Crocodile Blanchet
Very nice, a much better explanation! *clap* *clap*... but the mental picture of you skimming through a book, searching for pictures, and then replacing the book on a shelf is just too humorous to forget!


If it's bunny pictures, then NOTHING ELSE matters.

Quoting Caleb Cutlass-Crocodile Blanchet
Poor guy, makes a simple comment and gets an ear-full of your Eragon propaganda...


It's TRUE propaganda.

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| March 16, 2010, 11:03 pm
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Quoting Lord Lego 436

It's TRUE propaganda.

Um... sure. After I read the books, then we'll see if I concur. Oh - and bunny pictures are only okay - if they're pink!
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| March 28, 2010, 10:40 am
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Quoting Caleb Cutlass-Crocodile Blanchet
Um... sure. After I read the books, then we'll see if I concur. Oh - and bunny pictures are only okay - if they're pink!


That's fine with me.
Yep. Or Blue. Another book series with GREAT pictures and even greater writing is the Edge Chronicles.
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| April 3, 2010, 11:19 pm
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Quoting Lord Lego 436

That's fine with me.
Yep. Or Blue. Another book series with GREAT pictures and even greater writing is the Edge Chronicles.

I'll have to look that one up...
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| April 3, 2010, 11:50 pm
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Quoting Caleb Cutlass-Crocodile Blanchet
I'll have to look that one up...


It does have pictures, but that doesn't stop the writing from being amazing.
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| April 10, 2010, 9:29 am
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Quoting Lord Lego 436

It does have pictures, but that doesn't stop the writing from being amazing.

Dude, I'm an artist! If anything, I believe pictures compliment writing! If you have never read 'The Invention of Hugo Cabret' by (Brian Selznick) do so... it's an amazing book of pictures and splendid writing. I, truly, can't think of one person in this group who wouldn't appreciate it...
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| April 24, 2010, 6:59 pm
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Quoting Caleb Cutlass-Crocodile Blanchet
Dude, I'm an artist! If anything, I believe pictures compliment writing! If you have never read 'The Invention of Hugo Cabret' by (Brian Selznick) do so... it's an amazing book of pictures and splendid writing. I, truly, can't think of one person in this group who wouldn't appreciate it...


Good!
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| April 28, 2010, 10:21 pm
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Quoting Lord Lego 436

Good!

Darn-right!
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| May 27, 2010, 4:49 pm
I'm re-reading the "Bronze canticles" (trilogy), Frankenstein (by Mary Shelly, not some rip-off) and also "Cryptozoology A-Z" which yes is an encyclopedia, but I love it all the same. :)
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| May 28, 2010, 6:41 am
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Quoting Caleb Cutlass-Crocodile Blanchet
Darn-right!


Anyways, to everyone still here, I would strongly suggest reading some Agatha Christie and Sherlock Holmes. Both are great books!
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| May 29, 2010, 10:47 am
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Quoting Lord Lego 436

Anyways, to everyone still here, I would strongly suggest reading some Agatha Christie and Sherlock Holmes. Both are great books!

I'm reading 'The Lost World' by by A.C.Doyle, and if the rest of his writing is this excellent, I'll need to read all of his Holms mysteries! (My brother would be so proud! Haha!)
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| May 29, 2010, 11:37 am
I just finished an R. A. Salvatore marathon with my cousin. We reread the books we had and bought four new ones. His book Homeland is amazing!
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| July 21, 2010, 11:10 pm
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Hey guys! Just wondering, has anyone ever read or heard of this book?

http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/h/markus-heitz/dwarves.htm

It's called The Dwarves and it's by Markus Heitz. I've been looking for a new fantasy book to read and this one looks promising. So just wondering if anyone had heard anything about it?
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| July 24, 2010, 2:45 pm
I've never heard of it, but right now I'm working through the Septimus Heap series, and they're all very good.
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| August 11, 2010, 11:56 pm
Who has read A Song of Ice and Fire, The Clockwork Vampire Chronicles, Codex Alera, Dresden Files, or any of the WFB fiction?
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