Favorite part of your favorite fantasy book?

commoner wtih unusual past and abilities   0 votes - 0 %
orcs   0 votes - 0 %
a creature that looks like orcs, and is called something like an orc   0 votes - 0 %
dragons   1 vote - 7 %
forces of good are castly outnumbered by evil   3 votes - 23 %
dusky maidens   2 votes - 15 %
mighty thews   0 votes - 0 %
unicorns   0 votes - 0 %
wizard   1 vote - 7 %
helmets with horns   0 votes - 0 %
not too many peasants   0 votes - 0 %
no defecating or urinating   2 votes - 15 %
it's like a travelogue   1 vote - 7 %
magic rings   0 votes - 0 %
WIPO   0 votes - 0 %
I put on my robe and wizard hat   3 votes - 23 %
 
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ah by sasquatchan (2.00 / 0) #1 Fri Mar 19, 2010 at 09:48:28 AM EST
somewhere along the lines I missed the reason for going to the ren faire -- wedding.. Musta skimmed too fast. (and didn't see wedding pics on FB either.. Just kids/wife, IIRC)

I didn't want to step on any toes by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #2 Fri Mar 19, 2010 at 09:52:29 AM EST
My sister and her husband are on FB, so if they want to their pics, they can.

I do have to look at the pics thirteen year old (before she broke her camera by dropping it), and see if I want to add any.


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Arizona... by wiredog (2.00 / 0) #3 Fri Mar 19, 2010 at 10:05:10 AM EST
This is the time of year to be in the desert southwest. In summer it's (climatologically) a slice of hell. This time of year the Grand Canyon is less crowded than in summer, and much cooler. Other than the GC, there's not much to see in Az. Well, Monument Valley. But otherwise it's all dry dusty strip malls or dry dusty deserts.

Earth First!
(We can strip mine the rest later.)

The transplantees talked highly of Sedona by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #4 Fri Mar 19, 2010 at 10:11:13 AM EST
which is where the honeymoon is.

They also agreed March is the right time to visit, come April they start thinking about visiting friends up north.

The eroded hills looked interesting, too.

It was surprisingly green, but we were told it had rained a few weeks prior.


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That's because people associate the name by ammoniacal (2.00 / 0) #15 Fri Mar 19, 2010 at 01:01:29 PM EST
with Kia's excellent mini-van.

"To this day that was the most bullshit caesar salad I have every experienced..." - triggerfinger

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Ice and Fire by ucblockhead (2.00 / 0) #5 Fri Mar 19, 2010 at 10:42:20 AM EST
Yeah, they are pretty awesome, but watching Martin fail to finish what isn't even the concluding volume for four years is no fun.
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I just have to pace my reading by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #6 Fri Mar 19, 2010 at 11:20:41 AM EST



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His output rate is incredibly low by anonimouse (2.00 / 0) #7 Fri Mar 19, 2010 at 12:43:17 PM EST
I hoped that he'd created a story arc for his series before he started it.

Charlaine Harris seems to have pushed out 2-3 "Dead" novels a year, and as for Tom Clancy and James Patterson ("I'll write the first chapter and leave the rest to some newbie author, then claim the royalties)...


Girls come and go but a mortgage is for 25 years -- JtL
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I think he did by ucblockhead (2.00 / 0) #11 Fri Mar 19, 2010 at 12:50:28 PM EST
My impression is that he has an ending scoped out.  Whether we'll ever see it, I don't know.
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My vote is for by anonimouse (2.00 / 0) #9 Fri Mar 19, 2010 at 12:47:12 PM EST
Tyrion to end up King in the end


Girls come and go but a mortgage is for 25 years -- JtL
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spoiler dude by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #10 Fri Mar 19, 2010 at 12:50:15 PM EST
unless this is a reference to UTBNB.


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Only by ucblockhead (2.00 / 0) #12 Fri Mar 19, 2010 at 12:51:01 PM EST
...if he's right!
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I don't know by Breaker (2.00 / 0) #20 Sat Mar 20, 2010 at 07:23:21 AM EST
Part of the Hollywood end would come if Jon Snow somehow got wed off to the surviving Targyren princess in some kind of unification and-they-all-lived-happily-ever-after.

What of Arya?  I think she will die in some critical killing of a Lannister who's just seized the throne.

And Bran?


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Not so sure by anonimouse (2.00 / 0) #21 Sat Mar 20, 2010 at 12:44:05 PM EST
I don't think he's going to give a "Hollywood ending". I suspect a number of the possible claimants are going to be disappointed or too dead to care about it.


Girls come and go but a mortgage is for 25 years -- JtL
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You're going for a Lannister win then? by Breaker (2.00 / 0) #22 Sat Mar 20, 2010 at 06:17:57 PM EST
Although Tyrion could be worth a punt, I agree.


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Unless Arya likes them short by georgeha (4.00 / 1) #23 Sat Mar 20, 2010 at 07:09:59 PM EST
for a both sides Hollywood ending.


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Dunno by ucblockhead (2.00 / 0) #24 Sun Mar 21, 2010 at 03:00:03 PM EST
I am betting on a Shakespearean ending.
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What, Martin[*] by Breaker (2.00 / 0) #25 Sun Mar 21, 2010 at 04:58:34 PM EST
Starts having them talk "forsooth, prithee young bodkin!"?

* Why George R R Martin?  Are there too many George R Martin or George Martins writing books or something?


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my favorite part by clover kicker (2.00 / 0) #8 Fri Mar 19, 2010 at 12:43:34 PM EST
is putting on my robe and wizard hat.

Denver is east of the Rockies, George. by ammoniacal (2.00 / 0) #13 Fri Mar 19, 2010 at 12:56:36 PM EST
Damn. I feel trolled.
Also, why do you east-coaster sheeple still put up with that police checkpoint bullshit?

"To this day that was the most bullshit caesar salad I have every experienced..." - triggerfinger

I blame jetlag by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #14 Fri Mar 19, 2010 at 12:59:54 PM EST
and the popo were checking everyone, so that's Constitutional.

I could have run, most officers have too much pride to pull over a minivan.


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Oh! by ammoniacal (2.00 / 0) #16 Fri Mar 19, 2010 at 01:16:08 PM EST
Well, as long as they're violating everyone's constititional rights, then Bob's your uncle!

"To this day that was the most bullshit caesar salad I have every experienced..." - triggerfinger

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for some reason by aphrael (2.00 / 0) #17 Fri Mar 19, 2010 at 01:34:44 PM EST
the title of your post got this stuck in my head:

"like a business /
making dough for the very first time /
..."
If television is a babysitter, the internet is a drunk librarian who won't shut up.

Is that Wierd Al? by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #18 Fri Mar 19, 2010 at 01:38:59 PM EST
he got tired of "like a surgeon?


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AFAIK by aphrael (2.00 / 0) #19 Fri Mar 19, 2010 at 01:43:30 PM EST
I heard good things about Sterling by ObviousTroll (2.00 / 0) #26 Sun Mar 21, 2010 at 06:16:25 PM EST
but that was 20 years ago, so who knows. Did you see "Barely Balanced" in Arizona? I've caught their act in the past, they're great, but my abs start to hurt from just watching them.



An Angry and Flatulent Pig, Trying to Tie Balloon Animals
We didn't see any acts by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #27 Sun Mar 21, 2010 at 08:40:59 PM EST
too many acts to choose from, and we didn't have a lot of time. Maybe in Sterling.


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barely balanced by garlic (2.00 / 0) #28 Mon Mar 22, 2010 at 11:34:53 AM EST
I see them in Racine, WI. They're a lot of fun.


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