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  1. TheRevanchist

    First Quarter 2019 Reading

    Finished the Unwhern Throne and Riyria Chronicles so far. Both decent, neither great, though both (especially Riyria) had awesome endings.
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    A thread on the Black prism series

    Kip reminds me a lot of Tavi in Codex Alera. Agree with the OP, very interesting to see protagonists who aren't best at everything. It is also much better than the other series from Weeks (Night Angel). Is the final book coming out really this year? Goodreads put it as September 2019, but they had it for last year too.
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    At what age did you move out of your parents house

    Was wondering that. Like there are real people who actually 'buy' and then 'own' a house? I thought that happens only in the old movies.
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    At what age did you move out of your parents house

    17 years old, when I left for college. I was financially supported during my bachelor and masters degree though. In fact, during my masters degree, I actually lived in the house of my brother, but then moved away again (actually changed the country again) after that.
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    Goodkind 55: Back in the Dick Life Again

    A colleague of mind who sits directly opposite to me has Sword of Truth as her favorite fantasy saga. What should I say to her?
  6. Joe has always been sincere and giving regular updates. Next to Sanderson and Abraham, he is one of those author I trust when they say that the book is almost ready and will be released in this time. But Gosh, I miss a book from him. His last book was 2 years ago, and I enjoy his books more than those of any author in the genre.
  7. Genuine remorse in my opinion, but he would have done the same again if it gave him an advantage. He is essentially Bayaz at the beginning of his career. Yes and yes. In fact, I think that he wanted Brand's death in order to fuel Thorn.
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    is the WoT series worth reading

    And also inconsistent with Jordan's writing. Apparently Rahvin is as powerful as Rand (the books clearly tell that only Ishamael is near the power of Rand, almost equal, with Lanfear being the second most powerful one). Or that Cadsuane is more powerful than the supergirls (bar Nynaeve), despite that it has been mentioned that Elayne and Egwene are the most powerful Aes Sedai in the last thousand years (with Nyn even stronger). I read just some part of it, but yeah, it is total bullshit that should be dismissed.
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    is the WoT series worth reading

    Anyway, a few years back when I read the books, I made a theory about Demandred and posted it in some other forum. Here it is: Unfortunately, there are some terms that I wrote there (like VoG, Ayyad and Sarkarnen which I have no idea what they are.
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    is the WoT series worth reading

    Ah, I have totally forgot about this part. Graendal was awesome, but my favorite Forsaken was easily Ishamael. He was awesome and he deserved much more than the ending Sanderson gave to him.
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    Wheel of Time Discussion (Spoilers)

    She was a decently written character at the beginning, but after she became AS, she lost her plot, and became a caricature. Sanderson just continued it.
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    Dating: to play the part of the one who doesn't wait

    I think that I am an idiot. Nope, I am definitely an idiot. I usually don't really care after a first date, but this time somehow I managed to suffer (as much as it is possible to suffer after a first date gone right turned wrong), feel guilty, and feel an idiot. After 3+ days of waiting, against my best logic, I did something that I never do (send a second message, which while asking for clarity, apparently it was aggressive when I look into it.) Me: Anti-social lass, while I still hope that you're in, I don't bite if you say no. On the other hand, ghosting is absolutely a shitty thing to do. (clarification: calling her anti-social was an inside joke, both me and her did that in the past jokingly). Her (immediately): ? Exuse me? Her: Very nice message after waking up from a 12 hour flight! Her: I cant do this! So then its a big NO. (thumbs down emoticon). I thought someone like you would be more understanding. Me: Oh Gosh, genuinely sorry for being a prick! Me: Ok. Sorry if I came as aggressive in that stupid message. If you were planning to continue seeing each other again until that message, I hope you reconsider it. The date was too good to not give it another shot, just because of that. Regardless of what you decide, I found you a cool person and was my pleasure to meet you. Have a great life! And then silence. Essentially I managed to be a prick in the process, while losing any chance of meeting her again. In addition to that, she went from 'kind' to trying to hurt me (with big no and thumbs down thing), and didn't give me any chance of an explanation (why should she). To make things even worse, while it is quite likely that the end result would have been the same either way, her just never answering that first message and so this being off, now in my little brain somehow it is all my fault and things would have been right if I didn't write that message. I feel guilty. I guess I just have to move on, and be wiser other times. I also think that a message like 'Hey Nat, I would appreciate an answer to the previous message, because you know, I have to book the bowling center' would have pushed her to reply me by either 'sure, 8pm is fine with you?' or 'sarrry, not interested' or just not replying at all which would have had the same effect. But no, I had to become a teenage idiot after almost a decade of not being a teenager. At this stage, it is more that I feel guilty for leaving a very bad impression to a person I like (and whom I think that at least had a good impression of me), rather than not getting a second date. Whatever, the only silver lining is that I will be off everything for the next 4 days, visiting Prague and likely trying to block this episode from my brain. Oh, the last time I had these strong feelings for someone after a single date is when I was in high school. FFS!
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    is the WoT series worth reading

    I don't remember this happening. She kept the rulers of some other (and much smaller) country as pets, not Shara IIRC. Isn't Demandred the only Forsaken who is on Shara, and he actually did a revolution there?!
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    Dating: to play the part of the one who doesn't wait

    Well, at least she has read the message now (blue ticks in WhatsApp), but of course no reply. I hate waiting!
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    is the WoT series worth reading

    If GRRM decides that he cannot finish his series, and leaves to someone else, no way in hell it is going to be Sanderson. Someone like Abercrombie or Abrahams would be much more suited to the task. Or he can just troll us and leave it to Pat Rothfuss.