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  1. No, not at all. Soul Coughing has always been awesome.
  2. Ya'll are crazy with your Longfoot hate. Being awesome is one of his many remarkable talents, and loving him is one of mine.
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    American Gods on Starz

    The finale seems to set that up directly for next season.
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    Tolkien 3.0

    Probably not, according to Unfinished Tales none of the wizards show up in Middle-earth until about the year 1000 of the Third Age. I mean, technically he would exist at the time as a Maiar in Valinor, so I suppose he could theoretically show up. But I think it'd be quite a stretch for them to shoehorn him in.
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    RIP Gene Wolfe

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    Bad shows and movies you enjoy watching.

    How has The Room not been mentioned yet? Or is it too obvious?
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    Can you recommend a good mockumentry?

    This is Spinaltap, Waiting for Guffman, Best in Show, and A Mighty Wind. But I'm sure everyone knew about those already.
  8. Ripper Street was a show that ended perfectly after three seasons...and then inexplicably went on for two more. The latter seasons were still fine, actually great in some places, just not quite as consistently great as the first few.
  9. re: an adaptation, do you guys remember this from last year: and here's Joe's response: I don't recall seeing anything since this, but something seems to be in the works, we just don't know exactly what it is or when we might be getting it.
  10. He'll always be David St. Hubbins to me.
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    Bernard Cornwell - warlord chronicles and beyond

    The Saxon Stories are pretty good, I'd probably consider reading those next. Not quite up there with Warlord Chronicles, but no Cornwell is. It's kind of similar (at least at the beginning) to WC, in that both are essentially about a king (Arthur, Alfred) from the POV of one of their trusted warriors (Derfel, Uhtred), although Saxon moves beyond Alfred eventually. Cornwell's limitations as a writer do become more apparent, however (they do no matter what else of his you read). He's very formulaic. There's a lot of standing around in shield walls. If you're looking for awesome battle scenes you're in the right place. Deep characters and interesting thematic developments? Not so much. But he's pretty consistently enjoyable, for me anyway.
  12. I'm a fan! Caught an episode back during season 1 with no expectations and was surprised when it turned out to be pretty good. I really like how it can go from very understated to completely insane with no warning. I think it gets missed because it airs on Fridays and it's the Sunday shows that get all the attention.
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    Bakker LIV - Soul Sphincter

    Kind of? At least since RSB has been publishing TSA, he's always maintained that it's supposed to be 3 series. More recently it's come out that the ending of the 2nd series is the end RSB has always envisioned and that the 3rd series is way less planned out than the other 2. So while there are plans for more, who knows if it'll ever get written. And if written, who knows if it'll ever be available to be read. And if it's ever available to be read, who's still going to be around to read it? I know I'm not interested anymore.
  14. The Solar Cycle would be my pick as well. I probably gravitate more to New Sun, but I really, really love Long Sun, too. There's just something about Patera Silk that speaks to me for some reason.
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    The Magicians - SyFy [SHOW SPOILERS ONLY]

    Meh. Obviously, we just see things differently here. Nothing about the books was ever good enough to me that I'm upset it's not appearing in the show. And in general the show's tongue-in-cheek tone is just wildly more enjoyable to me than the dour self-seriousness of the books. The show is just flat out FUN. And I like fun. YMMV.