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« Reply #80 on: May 04, 2012, 04:39:04 AM »
Oh Haids...I am so sorry to hear that! His family is in my prayers...
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« Reply #81 on: May 04, 2012, 08:46:13 AM »
Thank you, Cat. <3

Man, I need some good news for this thread! I need to make it less depressing than it's been the past month!
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« Reply #82 on: May 05, 2012, 12:18:23 PM »
Something positive? Hmmm... oh! Pixar' new movie "Brave" is coming out soon! I'm also a Narnia fan, Haids! What do you think of the movies?

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« Reply #83 on: May 05, 2012, 03:54:38 PM »
Brave looks awesome! I can't wait to see it! It'll be strange, however, to see a Pixar movie based on humans. Usually it's animals...or toys...or monsters...

Usually I'm such a weirdo about seeing movie adaptations of books, but for some reason the Narnia books were my exception.  I really liked them!  Voyage of the Dawn Treader has been my favorite Narnia movie so far; I loved the in-your-face religious undertones and Aslan's obvious representation of Christ.  I don't just cry when I watch that one, I sob. Sooooooo good!
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« Reply #84 on: May 06, 2012, 09:13:20 AM »
I saw a longer trailer for Brave last night when I went to see Avengers. It looks just awesome, the music sounds great, I can't wait to see it.

Also, the Avengers was freaking awesome!

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« Reply #85 on: May 06, 2012, 12:00:20 PM »
Brave looks awesome! I can't wait to see it! It'll be strange, however, to see a Pixar movie based on humans. Usually it's animals...or toys...or monsters...

Usually I'm such a weirdo about seeing movie adaptations of books, but for some reason the Narnia books were my exception.  I really liked them!  Voyage of the Dawn Treader has been my favorite Narnia movie so far; I loved the in-your-face religious undertones and Aslan's obvious representation of Christ.  I don't just cry when I watch that one, I sob. Sooooooo good!
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« Reply #86 on: May 06, 2012, 01:27:34 PM »
I read the first Narnia book when I was a child. Haven't gotten around to the others though. I have enjoyed the movies a lot. So probably need to read the books now :P
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« Reply #87 on: May 06, 2012, 02:59:19 PM »
I could never get into the series. Or really anything fantasy. Even Tolkien bored me to death. :P
 
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« Reply #88 on: May 06, 2012, 03:01:16 PM »
I could never get into the series. Or really anything fantasy. Even Tolkien bored me to death. :P

:o But KQ... how... wha?? *is so confused right now*
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« Reply #89 on: May 06, 2012, 03:18:31 PM »
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« Reply #90 on: May 07, 2012, 07:03:22 AM »
I could never get into the series. Or really anything fantasy. Even Tolkien bored me to death. :P

:o But KQ... how... wha?? *is so confused right now*
I have to admit, as much as I like Lord of the Rings, I had difficulty getting into the story - Tolkien's writing style is difficult for me. Eventually, the story got interesting enough that it made up for the style.

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« Reply #91 on: May 07, 2012, 07:12:33 AM »
My confusion is moreso that she likes KQ and mythology but can't get into fantasy fiction... it confuses me. :(

...although I have to admit that it can be hard to find good fantasy fiction.
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« Reply #92 on: May 07, 2012, 11:39:42 AM »
I have to admit, as much as I like Lord of the Rings, I had difficulty getting into the story - Tolkien's writing style is difficult for me. Eventually, the story got interesting enough that it made up for the style.
I thought it was sooooooooooooooo boring. I do NOT like Tolkein's style at all. I gave it a fighting chance, I really did. And I know there are a bazillion religious undertones there too, but ugh. It was painful for me to even get through The Hobbit.
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« Reply #93 on: May 07, 2012, 01:06:49 PM »
LotR is a very dense read that's almost more like a history book than a fiction novel, it's true.

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« Reply #94 on: May 07, 2012, 01:46:43 PM »
That's a very good way of putting it, Miss Hallahan. :yes:
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« Reply #95 on: May 07, 2012, 07:34:40 PM »
Well, it's an epic. So by definition it sort of sloshes around different stories and mentions myths and legends that only ever come up once but are implied to be in the lore.

Beowulf does this kind of thing. Seamus Heaney referred to it as "channel surfing into another poem". Which is a good way of putting it.

Still, I haven't read LotR in a long time. I can't remember much about the style at all.
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« Reply #96 on: May 07, 2012, 09:34:33 PM »
I like epics. I love things like the Heimskringla saga and Beowulf. I'm not sure why I couldn't get into Tolkien.

As for King's Quest, why I like it has nothing to do with fantasy fiction. :P The interaction with fairy tale characters wasn't why I enjoyed them. The first five basically consisted of finding objects, talking to fairy tale characters and giving them those objects in exchange for other objects until you reached your objective. This was occasionally interrupted with minigames, like the spells in King's Quest III. The games frankly weren't all that compelling. :P In fact, I think they got much more interesting as they got away from the mixed-up fairy tales thing because Sierra's original or semi-original characters were so much more interesting than the stock fantasy fiction ones. Rosella's being a troll isn't amusing because she's a troll, but because she considers herself repellant and disgusting now and has to get used to being herself in a body she dislikes. It would have had the exact same effect if she'd just been turned into a fat girl with acne and a peg-leg. :P I really only truly like King's Quest VI and VII for their gameplay. The others just have nostalgic value. :)
 
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« Reply #97 on: May 08, 2012, 10:49:14 PM »
No big, I get that completely. King's Quest spans the ages, and you don't need a reason to love it! :)

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So I've been playing through King's Quest 6 yesterday and today, always a pleasure! I started today from where you get the swamp ooze, played all through, saved when Cassima and Alexander were talking through the wall, got all the way to the final battle...then died because I didn't swing the sword quick enough. ::) But I noticed something: I hit "talk" on Alhazred at that part (which is part of the reason I was so late on starting the fight), and the narrator said something like, "Calling to the four winds won't help Alexander here!" !!! Is that where it came from?

Also, question: is the Realm of ther Dead supposed to be like a limbo? Because when I was playing that scene tonight I found myself thinking: they're chained because of earthly troubles. They can't move on, and when they do, they have their final meeting with the Lord of the Dead. What happens from there? Does he send them to heaven or hell?

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« Reply #98 on: May 09, 2012, 03:05:55 AM »
Well, I think the four winds came from KQVII, since you have to capture one of them and talk to all 4, though I didn't know they were mentioned in KQVI too. XD

And that's an interesting point. I'm pretty sure that before the gate is supposed to be limbo, but after that...doesn't seem any more concrete, does it? XD I don't think he sends you to another realm, per se. Maybe you just get to chill in his chambers past the river Styx?
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« Reply #99 on: May 09, 2012, 01:55:53 PM »
Haha, I did not know that line was in KQ 6! I literally cackled after reading that. I do not know if that's where FW got their name, though.

It's an interesting theory about the Realm of the Dead. I also have a question to pose about this: If they are so chained by earthly troubles, what would allow them to enter the Underworld? Allaria still has her ticket when she meets Alex. Maybe because of that remaining connection to the Land of the Living they aren't allowed in. I don't know. Just completely rambling here.
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