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15th-Jun-2008 11:18 pm
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Honestly, you people are never satisified.
  • 09:04 had a migraine last night and the shits this morning. BAD FORM, BODY. #
  • 11:22 is taking a break from the SuperClean of the flat to listen to Chairman Humph on Desert Island Discs #
  • 12:59 tried to listen to the Chairmna Humph tribute but ended up lost in TV tropes by accident #
  • 14:21 is never going to tire of bashing Terry Goodkind. tinyurl.com/3udf5z #
  • 19:11 finshed No Man's Land! That was good comic. #

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15th-Jun-2008 10:46 pm (UTC)
Oh, man. Terry Goodkind. Ow. A friend recommended his "Wizard's First Rule" to me in my sophmore year of high school. I read it and thought it was such garbage. It made me so sad my friend liked it so much. It makes me happy to know that apparently I am not alone in my dislike.

Many years later, I ended up later leaving the book on a table outside my university bookstore as a part of Bookcrossing.com, with a note on it saying "Free book." It sat there for over four hours, until I went home. As it's never been registered at the website again, I assume someone just eventually threw it away, ahahahaha.
16th-Jun-2008 07:21 am (UTC)
Oh man, that's not good. I read the first one (I think I even read half the second) and just rolled my eyes at the red-clad torturesses, but he's apparently gone completely fruitbat since then!

In one book, Goodkind creates a nation of pacifists (led by a small boy) as a strawman argument to display why Pacifism is Wrong. The pacifists stage a peaceful demostration to stop Richard from going to war; Richard slaughters the protestors, who are "armed only with their hatred for moral clarity."

16th-Jun-2008 07:31 am (UTC)
I read far too many. Far far too many, before I realised quite how shitty they were. If you check out some of the links, you can find the actual quotes of these occurences. How we're supposed to sympathise with the people slaughtering peace protesters in lovingly described savage detail, I'll never know.
16th-Jun-2008 07:55 am (UTC)
There seems to be a trend for Ayn Rand love-ins in fantasy and sci-fi. They turn my stomach pretty much more than any other philosophy. Sounds like he got worse as the sequels went on, I don’t remember my alarm going off in the first one (other than my ‘this is shitty generic American fantasy’ alarm).
16th-Jun-2008 09:10 am (UTC)
NML was the surprise of the year in '99. I was not alone in thinking the idea absurd, and slowly came around to it as Gale and Rucka and Grayson impressed me over and over.
16th-Jun-2008 11:12 am (UTC)
It is a very absurd premise, but the stories within the setting were fantastic. Grayson more than makes up for her stint of WTFery on Nightwing.
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