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  1. Underfoot added a post in a topic Can't decide what to read: Long Price vs Mistborn vs Dagger and Coin   

    I would absolutely recommend LPQ or Dagger and Coin over Mistborn. You don't feel the same emotional connection with the characters in Mistborn, and LPQ/D&C hit all of your other criteria, I'd say (although romance is less of a big deal to Abraham...not that Sanderson's romance is anything more than one-note). Overall, LPQ and D&C are much higher quality than Mistborn, which is just a fun (and somewhat gruesome, sometimes) fantasy romp -- nowhere near the same emotional resonance. 
    Downside to D&C is that it's not completed yet. I believe the final book is set to be published next spring? 
    I'd definitely third the Farseer Trilogy. More traditional fantasy than Daniel Abraham, but has the romance and emotional resonance I think you're looking for, as well as low levels of political intrigue. I'd say: 
    Long Price Quartet = Farseer > Dagger and Coin >>>> Mistborn 
    *** I do want to be fair and say that I really enjoy Mistborn, but I don't think it's what you're looking for. 
  2. Underfoot added a post in a topic Jessica Jones [AKA This Thread Has Spoilers]   

    Good points! As soon as I saw the blood on her hand when I was watching, I just assumed that was the answer, case closed. Now that it is not so cut and dry, I want to know why she was able to break free, dammit! 
  3. Underfoot added a post in a topic Jessica Jones [AKA This Thread Has Spoilers]   

    Wait, really? I assumed that it was Reva's blood that had the "antidote." Presumably that was why she had the flashdrive of the experiments to begin with -- she is an experiment herself or was involved in them enough to be immunized. 
    ETA: although Reva herself was compelled by him. Hmm, that shatters that theory? I don't know, the scene where we see Jessica punch Reva, there's blood on her hand right? She stares at the blood for a moment, then Kilgrave tries to command her, but she isn't under his influence anymore. I thought the blood was a really obvious clue? 
    If was just the trauma of killing someone, wouldn't other people have been able to break free too? 
  4. Underfoot added a post in a topic Jessica Jones (Netflix) (non-spoiler thread)   

    I didn't feel like it dragged at all. I burned through it very quickly and never felt bored. I actually thought Daredevil was a lot slower and I didn't even finish it -- couldn't  hold my interest. 
    I can see why some people think it's over-praised, but I for one am thrilled to finally have a female superhero within the MCU/MTVU that has her own show. Maybe that's why I'm turning a blind eye towards some of the flaws, because I'm just so happy that this finally happened, and that it was good!

  5. Underfoot added a post in a topic Jessica Jones [AKA This Thread Has Spoilers]   

    I thought this show was awesome, and a lot better than Daredevil, which I wasn't able to finish (I will try it again, but god it draaagged). I hated the twins at first, but they really grew on me later. I was almost bummed to see Ruben die, hah. The only part that I really didn't like was Simpson -- he just felt a little overdone. 
    The Trish/Jessica relationship was great, and I was anticipating a reveal that there is more between them than just friendship/sisterhood. Still holding out hope  I loved Hogarth, and kept expecting her to turn bad and was always pleasantly surprised when she stayed good, even a little cold. The death by 1000 cuts scene was brutal. I also loved Jessica and never felt that her character flaws were over the top. 
    Can't wait to see what they do with the next season! 
  6. Underfoot added a post in a topic Amazing Book Deals V.2   

    Worth noting that the kindle version of The Forever War is $1.99 on the U.S. Amazon store. That was part of the bundle of ebooks linked above, but it's cheaper than the rest. 
  7. Underfoot added a post in a topic The Walking Dead S6 (no comic spoilers)   

    I heard
  8. Underfoot added a post in a topic Quotes you don't quite have right (but might be improving)   

    I always used to say "nip it in the butt" rather than "nip it in the bud." Also, butt naked rather than buck naked.

  9. Underfoot added a post in a topic The Farseer Trilogy   

    I agree, I'd definitely read the Liveships Trilogy before Tawny Man. It's an excellent trilogy in it's own right, and you'll get a little more out of Tawny Man if you've already read Liveships. Enjoy! You're in for a great ride!
  10. Underfoot added a post in a topic Dagger and Coin II: Spoilers through Widow's House   


    I'm excited
  11. Underfoot added a post in a topic Help me buy a new car   

    The Scion xD wasn't even on my radar, I'll have to look into that! Also, sorry for completely hijacking your topic
  12. Underfoot added a post in a topic Help me buy a new car   

    This is a super appropriate topic to have appear, since I am starting the process of buying a new (used) car. This is the first time I've ever car shopped or had to take a loan, so I'm super nervous about the whole thing. I just graduated university so my budget is a little tight, but I have some flexibility.

    What I'm looking for:

    1. A reliable car that will last me at least 7 years, with few issues
    2. A car with good gas mileage
    3. Comfort + drivability in snow (I will be moving to Ann Arbor in January) + desired features like cruise control, auxiliary cable etc are secondary
    4. Hatchback style is appealing, for the extra space it affords if you fold down the backseats

    My budget is $15k-18k and I'm only looking at used cars. Right now, I'm strongly leaning towards a 2012 or 2013 Honda Fit or Honda Civic, though I have yet to test drive anything. I can do manual or automatic.

    Do you have any suggestions for me overall? I need to get a loan (I can put down a pretty sizable down payment, but I will need to have a loan for $8-11k), and I have never gotten a loan. Should I go through a credit union? I know someone mentioned to not go through the dealership--is there a reason for that? How do you negotiate the price of a car? I've never negotiated the price for anything in my life! Should I absolutely have a mechanic look over the car, or do I only need to do that if the car isn't certified pre-owned?

    I'm really intimidated by this whole process, so any tips or suggestions are very welcome!
  13. Underfoot added a post in a topic pancakes or waffles?   

    Haha, shoot, I didn't see your edit when I posted! You got it in a minute before me, I think that makes you the winner

    I don't like eggy French toast quite as much, but that's one of the nice things about French toast -- you can switch things up per your personal taste, thus making it the most versatile and delicious of the golden triangle of bready breakfast foods (pancakes, waffles, French toast)
  14. Underfoot added a post in a topic pancakes or waffles?   

    Peanut butter + maple syrup is actually delicious.

    Personally, I'd like to be the first to sidestep the question entirely and say that French Toast is the greatest of breakfast foods.