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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 9:54 pm    Post subject: Fantasy Classics Re-named Reply with quote

mightygodking.com/2008/10/20/mgk-versus-his-adolescent-reading-habits/

Bit of a chuckle, and Covenant's in there. I especially like the blunt "Dogshit" by Stephanie Meyer.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 5:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Haha, that was pretty amusing.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 3:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those are excellent. Cool
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I laughed! Very Happy
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"Look! A lawful evil protagonist!" Haha, never even read the Elric books and I liked this joke the most. Razz
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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2013 12:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent stuff.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 6:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good stuff.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 6:24 pm    Post subject: Re: Fantasy Classics Re-named Reply with quote

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I especially like the blunt "Dogshit" by Stephanie Meyer.

I still don't get this. When Twilight came out, a relative gave it to my daughter and I read it. While adolescent-ish, it wasn't as bad as all that. It was meh. The woman did get a four-movie deal out of it. (And "Host", too, which was "not bad" but still not "legendarily bad".) I think a lot of it is envy, to be honest. Which of us has a film deal? Rolling Eyes

It did make me chuckle, but panning Twilight is kind of meh anyway. It s too easy. (AND, what's it doing in a list of "Fantasy Classics"?????) Shocked
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 8:20 pm    Post subject: Re: Fantasy Classics Re-named Reply with quote

deer of the dawn wrote:

It did make me chuckle, but panning Twilight is kind of meh anyway. It s too easy. (AND, what's it doing in a list of "Fantasy Classics"?????) Shocked


The list creator overextended his irony/sarcasm muscles, trying to layer in another level of pun by including in the countdown some that are fantasy classics...and some that are classics only in some folks fantasies.
[I assume mightygodking is a he, she'd have been mightygoddessqueen.]

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 1:15 am    Post subject: Re: Fantasy Classics Re-named Reply with quote

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Cambo wrote:
I especially like the blunt "Dogshit" by Stephanie Meyer.

I still don't get this. When Twilight came out, a relative gave it to my daughter and I read it. While adolescent-ish, it wasn't as bad as all that. It was meh. The woman did get a four-movie deal out of it. (And "Host", too, which was "not bad" but still not "legendarily bad".) I think a lot of it is envy, to be honest. Which of us has a film deal? Rolling Eyes

It did make me chuckle, but panning Twilight is kind of meh anyway. It s too easy. (AND, what's it doing in a list of "Fantasy Classics"?????) Shocked


A lot of my personal beef with Twilight- and I know I am not alone in this- is not that it's just poorly written, but that it's flat out disturbing. For a while it had hordes of adolescents and middle aged women idolising a relationship that was unhealthy and borderline abusive in many ways.

As for the wider meme-like Twilight hate, it's similar to why people love to hate on Nickelback: it's a hugely popular and inescapable phenomenon with no justification in terms of quality.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 1:52 am    Post subject: Re: Fantasy Classics Re-named Reply with quote

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deer of the dawn wrote:
Cambo wrote:
I especially like the blunt "Dogshit" by Stephanie Meyer.

I still don't get this. When Twilight came out, a relative gave it to my daughter and I read it. While adolescent-ish, it wasn't as bad as all that. It was meh. The woman did get a four-movie deal out of it. (And "Host", too, which was "not bad" but still not "legendarily bad".) I think a lot of it is envy, to be honest. Which of us has a film deal? Rolling Eyes

It did make me chuckle, but panning Twilight is kind of meh anyway. It s too easy. (AND, what's it doing in a list of "Fantasy Classics"?????) Shocked


A lot of my personal beef with Twilight- and I know I am not alone in this- is not that it's just poorly written, but that it's flat out disturbing. For a while it had hordes of adolescents and middle aged women idolising a relationship that was unhealthy and borderline abusive in many ways.

As for the wider meme-like Twilight hate, it's similar to why people love to hate on Nickelback: it's a hugely popular and inescapable phenomenon with no justification in terms of quality.


Now I will truly never read Twilight.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 2:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I re-read the first three or four Dragonriders of Pern a few years ago. I jokingly renamed it "Dragonriders of Porn" because of the frantic, rapey sexuality involved in the riders' bonding process with the dragons. I decided not to recommend it to my son, who shied away from LFB because of Lena's rape.

Anybody else got renamings of their own? Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 11:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Good one. Very Happy I've got to read this series someday, just for the challenge of trying to figure out what the h#ll is going on.

After watching a few episodes of "The Legend of the Seeker" my daughter and I re-named it "Legend of the Stripper".
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On the other hand, I love the TV series. I can't stop watching it... could have something to do with the fact that sometimes the lead character takes [url=thetvaddict.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/craig_horner.jpg]his[/url] [url=mytakeontv.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/craig-horner.jpg]shirt[/url] [url=z.about.com/d/scifi/1/0/2/Q/-/-/LEGE_DennaRichard_2_500x281.jpg]off[/url].

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

deer of the dawn wrote:
I re-read the first three or four Dragonriders of Pern a few years ago.


I did this a few years ago, and I seriously regretted it.
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