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Re: Is EVERYONE here in love with Twilight?

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/sigh/ I have had those books recommended to me by four different people... I have to stress how absurd that is for me. I don't see any of my friends from high school anymore because I moved about 8 hours away, and my friends down here are all guys that want to sit around and do nothing but play video games all day. So, FOUR people... that's ridiculous. You can bet your bum it wasn't one of my new friends. So why the heck are people telling me to read this?!?!

I think it's obvious I haven't really gotten around to it yet. I've been spending my time with good ol' Bob Salvatore and Drizzt! You can't go wrong with Drizzt. (Though I will admit it's a little cliche in the 'I'm the only good drow in existence sort of way). Okay... that was a bit of a rant. Sorry for all of you who have no clue what I'm talking about. My point is simple. I will read the books, I will most likely hate the books, I hate all books with whiny teenage girls. And if a whiny teenage girl ends up getting a vamp to fall for her... that's just pathetic on his part. And reading this thread makes me want to punch those four people in the neck... Glitter? /sigh/ What is the world coming to?

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Re: Is EVERYONE here in love with Twilight?

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Don't read Twilight after reading something of Salvatore's, at least not immediately. You'll go through Decent Storytelling Withdrawl Syndrome (DSWS,) a horrible mental condition whose symptoms include getting bored and losing faith in the goodness of humanity. :lol:

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Re: Is EVERYONE here in love with Twilight?

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LMAO! I'll keep that in mind! Bob is rather awesome, and I do have quite a few books to read, I doubt I'll get around to reading the Twilight series any time soon. Especially after reading this... Like I said, people need to get punched in the throat, it's for their own good.

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Re: Is EVERYONE here in love with Twilight?

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I've never heard of Bob Salvatore. What are his books about?
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Re: Is EVERYONE here in love with Twilight?

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AH! I've had that so many times! I'm currently suffering from it with the new Artemis Fowl book.As much as I love Artmis Fowl and Eion Colfner I cannot condone the awfulness of the new one.However the Diary of Pelly D is a good book not that cliche either.
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Re: Is EVERYONE here in love with Twilight?

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LALAshesang wrote:I've never heard of Bob Salvatore. What are his books about?

They're based on the "Dungeons & Dragons" campaign setting of Faerûn, and about a expatriotic Dark Elf named Drizzt Dro'Urden (I hope I spelled all that right. D&D names are crazy.) It gets a bit cheezey at times (Drizzt has been known to fight using one scimitar in each hand), but generally speaking they are some nice and trippy ass-kick sagas.

I never read any of Artemis Fowl. How is it?

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Re: Is EVERYONE here in love with Twilight?

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*dies*

you've never read any of the Forgotten Realms books? The Icewind Dale Trilogy, The Dark Elf Trilogy or Legacy of the Drow to name a few of the series he's written.
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Re: Is EVERYONE here in love with Twilight?

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Nope. To be quite honest, I'm not really that into Fantasy. I prefer stories that are more based in reality. My favorite genre is historical fiction.

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Re: Is EVERYONE here in love with Twilight?

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Artemis Fowl is brilliant.Except for the new one, 'The time Paradox.' It's weird and confusing and totally different to normal.Basically Artemis is a 13 year old crimnal mastermind who finds out about fairies living under the earths crust but they aren't the sugerplum,prissy fairies like everyone thinks off.They have guns and are all high tech it's cool.I particularly like the evil pixie but the new one just hurts my head and I've lost my faith in it already.

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Re: Is EVERYONE here in love with Twilight?

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Village Alchemist wrote:(I hope I spelled all that right. D&D names are crazy.)



LOL!!! You spelled it all right. D&D names are rather ridiculous though... Geez... His full name... that isn't even a name it's a series of letters. Drizzt Daermon N'a'shezbaernon... WTF...

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Re: Is EVERYONE here in love with Twilight?

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I never quite got what to do with names that have a bajillion apostrophes. I normally make nicknames for them.

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Re: Is EVERYONE here in love with Twilight?

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LOL! A lot of drow names have a bajillion apostrophes. The drow language is very strange... perhaps that's why they have a sign language, they don't even know how to pronounce half their words...

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Re: Is EVERYONE here in love with Twilight?

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LALAshesang wrote:I've never heard of Bob Salvatore. What are his books about?


Salvadore was a severe disappointment. I saw the drow and thought "eh was pretty cool," but Salvador himself employs some of the most basic writing styles I've seen in Fantasy. Unless you're not picky about the structure and level of description in your novels, I don't much suggest that author.
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Re: Is EVERYONE here in love with Twilight?

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Thanks. I wasn't really planning on reading them, anyway. I barely have time to read all the stuff I HAVE to read, (AP is a trial, for sure) let alone stuff I don't actually want to read. (I dunno if that made any sense at all.)

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Re: Is EVERYONE here in love with Twilight?

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Totally makes sense, mang.

For serious. If something, say, contained a certain mystical luminescence reminiscent of something otherworldly and entirely mesmerizing to look upon, how would you describe it? Would you say it has a "magical glow" and leave it at that? Salvadore does. e_e Of course it was one of the first books in the series and I was so disenchanted that I stopped reading like 5 chapters in, so maybe it's not a very good consensus on my part.

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Re: Is EVERYONE here in love with Twilight?

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Yeah, I can see how that might turn you off. And I do like details. I dunno what you like to read, but have you ever heard of Diana Gabaldon? I'm basically in love with her. She writes the best details, ever. (Again, I'm not sure if I'm making sense, but that's just the way it is.) And she doesn't go overboard like a lot of authors do, because that is something that really ticks me off, also.

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Re: Is EVERYONE here in love with Twilight?

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Uhh... I haven't even read the books, I just listen to the fangirls at my school rant about the 'awesome' parts of the books, and then my friend and I point out how much of a dumbass series it was to them... for example, the half-vampire child should want to kill her parents, not cuddle them. It is a Dhompeir, after all... last time I checked, 'Vampire Hunter' usually didn't mean you hunt down how to unzip their pants...

But yeah. I hate the hype, I hate the sparkle, and my paycheck is hating the amount of money I'm being forced to pay to restock on 12-gauge shells. *Goes to read The Arabian Nights again.*
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Re: Is EVERYONE here in love with Twilight?

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Very good rant, my man! I've even got my High School English teacher recommending this book to me!

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Re: Is EVERYONE here in love with Twilight?

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Now that is just awful.

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Re: Is EVERYONE here in love with Twilight?

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Again, it's a romantic teen series. The more awkward and unusually sexual tidbits, the better. I don't AGREE, but that's how vampire stuff goes.

It's unsettling to me because when I was in grade school I wasn't searching for romance novels. Also, I didn't want to read about people my own age because people my own age hadn't experienced enough to make them interesting/intuitive. It's twice as upsetting because adults are writing books geared toward romantically obsessed kids. Whaaaaat. Please, grown-ups. Write something that encourages growth and epiphany and mental stimulus.

On the other hand, nothing wrong with some fun, easy reading. Not everything needs to make us philosophers.

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