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by Knives
Fri Aug 13, 2010 5:53 pm
Forum: The New Kid in Town
Topic: New to the Forums
Replies: 10
Views: 1311

Re: New to the Forums

Am I catching a White Wolf reference in your name, or are you simply very familiar with North European mythology?
by Knives
Fri Aug 13, 2010 5:49 pm
Forum: Quench Your Thirst
Topic: Explorations (**BD2 Movie Spoilers!**)
Replies: 979
Views: 75843

Re: Explorations

Grayce, the purpose of these discussion isn't an attempt at conversion - in fact, I've gotten the Mod Smack of Doom more than once for taking that tack. We're exchanging ideas; in this case, ideas about kinds of writing, what they mean, if one is inherently superior over the other, et cetera, so for...
by Knives
Fri Aug 13, 2010 12:22 pm
Forum: Quench Your Thirst
Topic: Explorations (**BD2 Movie Spoilers!**)
Replies: 979
Views: 75843

Re: Explorations

Grayce, I truly do mean this as friendly advice - separating your paragraphs makes your post easier to read. Walls of text are intimidating and also painful on the eyes T_T. That said, here's hoping I can clear up some of your confusion! I am a little more than confused on this comparison. I have to...
by Knives
Fri Aug 13, 2010 1:18 am
Forum: Quench Your Thirst
Topic: Explorations (**BD2 Movie Spoilers!**)
Replies: 979
Views: 75843

Re: Explorations

This doesn't detract from her ability to touch many reader's hearts. No, it doesn't - but that ability isn't anything special, either. Tamora Pierce, Mercedes Lackey, the writers of D&D and George Lucas touched hearts too, and several of them display quite the bit more technical prowess than Ms. Me...
by Knives
Thu Aug 12, 2010 3:52 pm
Forum: Quench Your Thirst
Topic: Explorations (**BD2 Movie Spoilers!**)
Replies: 979
Views: 75843

Re: Explorations

Another piece of the argument cannot go unaddressed, though. If you love the content, the story and/or message, than the technicalities are so much less a consideration. However, if you despise the content, find it offensive, than every piece of novel, from the author's technical skills to their ed...
by Knives
Thu Aug 12, 2010 12:22 pm
Forum: Quench Your Thirst
Topic: Explorations (**BD2 Movie Spoilers!**)
Replies: 979
Views: 75843

Re: Explorations

However, the question I ask wasn't about the love triangle at all. It was about the point at which a boy becomes a man. I have raised numerous children, both sons and daughters, and I can tell you that each child reaches adulthood differently, but there is a pattern that seems to be connected to th...
by Knives
Thu Aug 12, 2010 3:00 am
Forum: Quench Your Thirst
Topic: Explorations (**BD2 Movie Spoilers!**)
Replies: 979
Views: 75843

Re: Explorations

Aaaaand new discussion ! (@ Openhome - I'm sorry, but I'm not going to weigh in on the subject of the Jacob/Edward/Bella triangle. The politest words I could use to describe my fury and malice would get me banned from the 'Lex, and the truest expression of my belief in Ms. Meyer's incompetence in bo...
by Knives
Sat Aug 07, 2010 10:22 am
Forum: Quench Your Thirst
Topic: Twilight Universe General Philosophical Musings
Replies: 202
Views: 22511

Re: Twilight Universe General Philosophical Musings

Embarrassment not necessary (at least in my book): I liked it perfectly well, and thought its narrative strategy -- and engagement with the emotional implications of time travel -- interesting, but I didn't personally consider the book a Must Read. But if Time Travel stories interest you, it would ...
by Knives
Fri Aug 06, 2010 8:50 pm
Forum: Quench Your Thirst
Topic: Twilight Universe General Philosophical Musings
Replies: 202
Views: 22511

Re: Twilight Universe General Philosophical Musings

On a slightly off-topic note, Knives, I'm wondering if you found the time travel in The Time Traveller's Wife well done, or still paradoxical and frustrating (certainly it was much more painstakingly thought out than Stephenie's). Wait, I can't believe I'm asking this. I HATE getting snarled up in ...
by Knives
Fri Aug 06, 2010 10:46 am
Forum: Quench Your Thirst
Topic: Twilight Universe General Philosophical Musings
Replies: 202
Views: 22511

Re: Twilight Universe General Philosophical Musings

Quick cut in - regardless of one's philisophical stance on destiny, introducing Alice or any other precognitive of her calibur is, essentially, stabbing your plot until its various holes bleed all over the reader, which is why we get all these precog-paradoxes and what-ifs. That is all ^_^ Wait, I l...