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And ended the evening by watching the excellent movie Känn Ingen Sorg.


Icyshadow wrote:
So how was everyone's Easter?

Lots of eggs, lots of fish, lots of meatballs, and plenty of Easter candy.


Aberzombie wrote:
Spent last night putting stuff from IKEA together out in the garage, drinking a few beers out of my beer fridge! Woot!

The assimilation process continues apace. Good. Good. *steeples fingers together*


Got to warch the local football team play their league opener in Division 4 North Västergötland (6th tier on the Swedish football pyramid) on the neighbourhood plasti-pitch (lots of rain lately).

A stable 2-0 victory against IFK Hjo (which the English speakers would spell "Yo" ) has me in a fine mood while frying bacon and mushrooms for dinner.


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Do take the right hand elevator on your way out. The one on the left has a slightly wobbly floor, and we see no reason to introduce you to the lava-swimming sharks.

...Yet.


Scintillae wrote:
T-minus three hours to interview. Fingers crossed.

Good luck.


Freehold DM wrote:
TOZ wrote:
Lamontius wrote:
spike spike spike spike spike spike

SPIKE DIES

wait wrong show

You better not be talking about the show I think you're talking about....

The Goon Show?


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In Swedish: Flane


And yes, moose safari season is a thing 'round here.


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lynora wrote:
And now back to the four page paper that I only have one paragraph of done that's due in.....four hours and some change....I am so screwed. >.<

Write like the wind!


Drejk wrote:
Kajehase wrote:
Now, this is what a troll is supposed to look like!
You went to a forest for a walk again?

Gotta keep the number of trolls down before the Moose-safari season begins - those darn German tourists don't know how to act around them.


Now, this is what a troll is supposed to look like!


What's your stance on vikings vs. skeletons fights?


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Got my Wayfinder submission accepted - the 100% acceptance rate still stands. :-D


*runs through the thread carrying a blow-up Steven Gerrard and singing "You'll never walk alone."*


Is it a bat cave?


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Well, they do have a problem with depopulation up there - there are Swedish villages that'd get a 10% population bump if you showed up.


The local birds have learned how to imitate a car alarm. Lovely.


Aberzombie wrote:
And WTF was up with this spammer douche polluting the off topic section? Bad enough with all the loser trolls.

I think it's a misguided attempt at getting a psychic magic book announced at gencon ;)


Sue Townsend (writer of the Adrian Mole Diaries) died on Thursday. :(


And reading my Aberdeen-set crime novel in the bath brought on this thought: Why aren't the local stores selling hobnobs anymore?


Who put the bop in the bop-shi-bop?

Have you heard the word is love?

What's he building in there?

What's so funny 'bout peace, love and understanding?


I'm cold, I'm wet
I have no internet


I'm cold. I'm wet. I'm hungry. Time to bring out the bacon!


All man Agitator 1/Bluecollar Worker 2

But who will be your companion(s)?


The youth behind the counter appeared no older than a school-leaver. His face was peppered with angry-looking acne and his thick black hair looked like it had been styled with a pair of secateurs and a pot of glue.


*sings*
Rum by the keldrum
Whiskey by the jar
At Liars' Bar


I couldn't remember the exact wording of the quote and didn't have any internets handy while translating (*kicks modem*) - and since it's a translation I didn't want to add anything not in the original text.

And I also miss Douglas Adams


Helvetica would make a good super-villain name, don't you think?


I'd consider the River Kingdoms or, with a name change, Osirion or Thuvia.

Absalom could work as well, although I get the impression their nobles are less interested in land than others.

If you'd be willing to up the martial nature of the family, Lastwall and Mendev would both fit nicely.


Bitter Manor was easier than Wardens of the Reborn Forge, but still harder to remove than I'm used to.


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Calistria: "I shall sic my swarm of nasty, stinging bees on you!"

Shelyn: "Oh, honey."


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Treppa wrote:

*Points at the thread title.*

So, uh.... books. Yeah.

I've been reading L Frank Baum's 'Wizard of Oz' series. They are short and easy to read and OH MY GOD. I don't know if that much sexism and racism was standard back in the day, or if Baum was some sort of freak, but yeesh. I'm embarrassed to read some of it.

Although L Frank Baum actually being an early feminist illustrates that we've at least made some progress since then.


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Interview from today's Göteborgs-Posten* about the World of Ice and Fire book and its writers that I translated because I had some time to kill.

Quote:

For eight years, a Swedish couple in Nödinge have been writing a book together with the fantasy legend George RR Martin. We meet them for a talk about the new book, George RR Martin’s struggle against the clock, and season four of Game of Thrones.

His book suite A Song of Ice and Fire has been sold in over 25 million copies, become one of the world’s biggest TV-series, and conclusively made fantasy a household genre. But George RR Martin has a problem.
On Monday 7 April is the premiere for season four of Games of Thrones in C More and HBO Nordic, and the experts are in agreement: the TV-epic will soon catch up with the author’s books. What happens when the world’s most popular TV-series lacks an ending?
To love George RR Martin’s books requires patience. A Game of Thrones, the first book of seven, was started in 1991. 23 years later the world still waits for the series’ sixth part. According to the publisher it won’t be finished this year under any circumstances.
For millions of fans, the hope for an update instead rests with Elio Garcia and Linda Antonsson in Nödinge outside Gothenburg.

For 16 years they’ve been cooperating with the impulsive writer and meticulously catalogued everything to do with the book series at westeros.org, the world’s largest resource for fans of the series. That work now results in a book, The World of Ice and Fire, written together with George Martin himself.
“Me and Linda met in 1995 through a ‘Lord of the Rings’ roleplaying game on the net. It was her who introduced me: ‘There’s an amazing book you have to read,’” says Elio Garcia, who moved to Sweden from Miami in 1999.
Today the couple work full-time with the fantasy world of Westeros. They’re in constant contact with the writer since several years back. The couple fact check drafts, are advisors to the TV-series, lecture about Fantasy at the University of Gothenburg, and work on The World of Ice and Fire since 2004, which is a history of Martin’s world in the style of Tolkien’s Silmarillion.
“Our thought was to create a cohesive story about Westeros’s history from the books. It’d go fast, George would just answer a few short questions,” says Linda Antonsson.
“We were so wrong! On the first question about the history of the Targaryens George wrote over 100 000 words. We asked about an island that’s mentioned in passing and got 30 pages. George’s imagination! Once he get started he can’t stop,” says Elio Garcia and shakes his head.

The book that the publisher wanted for 2005 has taken eight years to finish.
And George Martin has become infamous for his pace of work. His latest book became so long it had to be split into two and took twelve years to finish. With the TV-series the criticism has reached its zenith, and in recent years “Write you bastard” have perhaps become the most common web-comment to interviews with the writer. When the impulsive Martin started a Science-Fiction cinema in Santa Fe instead of writing this winter, it caused a storm of criticism on the net.

It was also with the TV-series that the books stopped being a subculture for fantasy fans, according to Elio Garcia.
“George loves fans and fantasy conventions. We who attends them are his people. Before, he could show up and knight people, or organize haggis hunts in Scotland. But if George shows up now the conventions are stormed by thousands of fans of the series…”
Linda Antonsson sees a parallel between the audience shift and the increasing criticism. Experienced fantasy readers are used to waiting.
“We’re very worried by the TV-series moving so fast as well. That it gets HBO’s ending, not George’s,” says Elio Garica.
But there’s still three years until the series is supposed to be finished. Even the most unpredictable fantasy writer should be able to get one last book out of himself in that time, when a million industry is at stake. Elio Garcia shrugs his shoulders and smiles.
“George love deadlines. He loves the sound they make as they swish by.”

*Sweden's third largest morning paper, centred on Gothenburg with suburbs and and the Göta Älv river valley.

Unimportant note:
And Nödinge happens to be the town my cousins grew up and where my grand-mother lives.


All man Agitator 1/Bluecollar Worker 2

But yay for living GMs!


All man Agitator 1/Bluecollar Worker 2

Blergh. I've mentioned my dislike of Thursdays before, haven't I? (Not that wild about Wednesdays either, but at least they pay well.)


And okay, pre-ordered the print version as well.


Treppa wrote:
DSXMachina wrote:
Treppa wrote:
Rawr! wrote:
Treppa wrote:
I submitted something for Wayfinder and immediately regretted it.

Why?

Did you find out I was editing it? :P

First thing ever submitted for publication under my own name. Please edit it. Maybe you can get it from 1500 to 750.
Well done at least you submitted something, I know my own writing isn't upto that standard.
It's not your fault. I blame the British education system. :P

And he still got out of school before they put Michael Gove in charge. ;p


And tumblr.


Kinda miss being able to type two-handed, though.


Been without laptop internet for a week now - gotts say I've gotten a lot more readin done than normal.


Mayo also work as Viking repellent.


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Treppa wrote:
I already turned it in, sadly. Another set of eyes would have been helpful.

Of course, to really play it cool, you set it up so you've got two weeks to write it - then initiates a series of events that means that nine hours before the final deadline you have a thousand words left to write, a three-hour paper route to do, and no internet connection at home!

Why does my life always take a turn for the complicated and/or tragic whenever I write a Wayfinder article?

Spoiler:
Still made it, though.


Jack Assery wrote:
Is it ok for a hetero to comment on here?.

I've not been chased out so far, so I'd say you're fine as long as you behave. ;-)


James Jacobs wrote:
The Golux wrote:

James,

How do you pronounce the name of Cayden Cailean's herald, Thais? Thice? Tay-iss? Thy-iss?

I kind of prefer "THICE" so that it rhymes with "mice."

Besides, Tha-ees, should be spelled with two dots over the i (stupid darn phone that doesn't let me show it).


No link since I'm limited tl using my phone, but Le Hussard Sur le Toit (The Horseman on the Roof) about a young Italian officer on the run from Austrian spies joining up with a French woman (played by Juliette Binoche) as they make their way through Provence while an epidemic, that would have made "Love in the time of the cholera" a fitting title if it hadn't already been taken, is well worth a watch.


Merisiel Sillvari wrote:
Mikaze wrote:
Merisiel Sillvari wrote:
Ambrosia Slaad wrote:
{whispers:} She's probably going to stab all of us for asking "baby" questions. I know I usually want to stab people when I kept/keep getting asked "When are you going to have a baby?"
And yeah. There's stabbings imminent if we don't move on soon to something less personal.
If you were a tree, what kind would you be?
Not an elm. Not even sure why I'd be close to one.

You just have to substitute one letter.


She's already pretty close to being an elm.


Freehold DM wrote:
At home for a face to face meeting with wife. Thanks for the positive waves in advance. Also prayed with a coworker earlier today l. We'll see how things go.

Good luck.


Burned building 1
Burned buiding 2
#3
Angle 4

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