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    Skagos - Rickon and Davos

    I believe they will set Rickon up as a slightly more rounded character by the time we meet him again. He will be still a very young child, obviously, but I believe the evil reputation Skagos will be turned on its head, and that they may be more help than hindrance to the Starks moving forward. They also have a lot of dragonglass, so...
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    Video Games: It's On Like Donkey Kong

    I have really been getting into Crusader Kings 2 lately. Game has been practically eating up my life so I've had to take a short break. Really is an incredibly fun game. Current campaign as the Grand Chief of Saxony in the Charlemagne DLC. Managed to subjugate all of Denmark and some sparse counties around the Baltic, as well as taking over all of Pomerania and taking bits of Poland. I feel like such a god.
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    Andrzej Sapkowski II

    Witcher is the perfect word. It's unique in that it gives Geralt, the world, and novels their own identity. Plus Witcher is just a cool word. Wish I had thought of it first
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    Andrzej Sapkowski II

    Is that the story of Geralt's mother and (alleged father) fighting against Vrans? Would love to read that. The story of Geralt's mother healing him is one of my favourites, so it would be great to read more of her.
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    Video Games: It's On Like Donkey Kong

    Thanks for the heads up! Will keep an eye on that.
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    Video Games: It's On Like Donkey Kong

    I'm very interested to try out Kingdom Come: Deliverance, once I read some more reviews. Will be very interesting to see a game that is serious about being historically accurate. It will be a nice change of pace from just another fantasy game (not that there is anything wrong with that - I love fantasy games.)
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    Boarders Writing a Novel Part 15

    Anybody else try out the Snowflake Method? I've always had a hard time with plot, but after spending a month using the SFM, I've got to say I'm very, very happy with what I've come up with. Now I'm writing the first draft and just having a blast. Now that the only thing I have to worry about is the scene I'm writing, the work goes by much faster. I have a spreadsheet with every single scene in the novel listed out, and at a glance I can work out pacing, when to foreshadow, when I need to add more conflict, etc. Everything is so much easier.
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    The Witcher on Netflix.

    I'm just hoping we get to see Borch Three Jackdaws On that note: what part of the books is everyone most excited to see on-screen?
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    The Witcher on Netflix.

    I think Nikolai could pull off the Geralt look and portray him pretty well. And Michael Fassbender could work too, IMO.
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    The Witcher on Netflix.

    It seems most likely to me that they will base the show off of the short stories. That is unless they signed up for a 5-season deal for them to successfully cover the main series, though I am not sure exactly how common a 5-season deal for something of this sort is. Also, count me in as one of the people that doesn't want Madds Mikkelson as Geralt... I don't know, he just doesn't seem very Geralty.
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    Andrzej Sapkowski II

    Perhaps the game has influenced my vision of the character, but those pictures just made me laugh. Looks like quite the ladies man.
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    Andrzej Sapkowski II

    Didn't Ciri shave her head, or something like that, during her time with the Rats? I always had pictured game-Ciri in my mind, but I want to say in the books her appearance is quite different... Not sure if I'm confusing some details or what.
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    Andrzej Sapkowski II

    English as in UK? This is what we have here in North America... Pretty bad... http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-kHAI3kSeA2g/T37WZgx7lmI/AAAAAAAAFEU/K0EzME1t0qA/s1600/The+Witcher+USA.jpg Admittedly, though, I do really like cover of Lady of the Lake. It is different from the others however in its use of Witcher 3 art, and not concept are but just a promotional photo from the game. What's nice about it is that it depicts both of the major characters, not in some cartoonish version of them, without some ridiculous event going on in the background. https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/514QhvVjtnL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg
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    Andrzej Sapkowski II

    Exactly. Videogame players seem to forget he is also an elderly man. He probably played pong and tetris, and that's about it.
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    Andrzej Sapkowski II

    I read an couple different translations of the same interview of Sapkowski, and each one painted him in a completely different light. One made him sound like a pompous douche, the other made him sound just annoyed - not at the games, per se, but at the fact that all of the English translations had videogame concept art on the covers. This is completely understandable as far as I'm concerned. He spent 12 years developing this world and these characters and these stories, and now they are marketed almost as if they are just another shitty game-based book series, the covers not even so much as depicting anything that happened in the novels, just random pieces of art about the videogames. I mean, we all on some level understand that the vast, vast majority of books based on games are garbage. I'd be pissed if I spent over a decade working on something for it to only be presented as some derivative nonsense.
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