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    Royal Road

    Has anybody else tried Royal Road? The entries in the site are mostly litrpg, wuxia/xianxia, etc. themed, sometimes with distressing anime tropes like harem-building. Some of the stories on there are pretty good. I liked Mother of Learning, Savage Divinity, and The Wandering Inn a lot! The...
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    Ready Player One movie (spoilers!)

    If you do not want the movie or book spoiled for you, please refrain from reading further.
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    Phrases with secondary meanings that trigger something for you.

    "He took a larger bite and munched on it without relish." --The Blade Itself So what'd he use, ketchup? Mayo? Mustard? I can't see the phrases "with/without relish" without chuckling at the image in my head. Am I just weird, or do you do this to? What are the phrases that distract you for...
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    Noobs or Pros, which type of char do you prefer?

    Most of my favorite characters in fantasy begin the story as either completely inexperienced "noobs" or as world-weary, highly effective professionals. I've found myself wondering which characters I prefer: Harry Potter, Ron, and Hermione or Dumbledore, Snape, and Voldemort? Jezal, Artee, and...
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    Has anybody tried this genre? Some of these books are very highly rated on goodreads. A friend recommended Survival Quest, and I just finished the first. The repeated notice whenever the character gained experience or skills grew tiresome, but there was something fascinating about the whole...
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    Your favorite characters: which actors would you like to see play them?

    Bored, just for fun: Chris Pratt = Mat Cauthon Bruce Willis or Harrison Ford = Hari Michaelson Dwayne Johnson = Tul Duru Thunderhead Christoph Waltz = Glokta
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    Creativity crowdsourcing for amateur authors I hope this is ok, but I wanted to advertise a new thread I created to be a resource for all the other people here who might be stuck at the early stages of their writing. Share your ideas to receive help and feedback, and/or...
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    Idea Crowdsourcing

    Is there any interest here toward helping each other develop our unfinished world-building, magic system, plot twist, etc. ideas? I've wanted to start a writing project for years, but I haven't had the time or proper inspiration to even generate a complete outline. I have no delusions that...
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    Sharp Ends by Joe Abercrombie

    What did you guys think? I was super excited for this book, because Abercrombie does death, violence, and loss better than just about anybody. A book of short stories with characters that don't need to live past the end of their chapter? Hell yes! The book provided nice insight into the...
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    The Magicians (Lev Grossman) TV show

    Did anybody see the pilot yesterday? The reviews look alright, for a Syfy channel show at least.
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    Everybody loves icecream!

    I've been using the Nook app for PC to read epub files for a while. After looking around a bit today, I decided to try the Icecream Ebook Reader software, and I like it loads more. The pages actually look nicer, the software is faster, and everything seems better organized. Also, it loads as a...