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by Bester
Sun Nov 12, 2017 4:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Links to Good Reading (Part 2)
Replies: 366
Views: 257356

Re: Links to Good Reading (Part 2)

For those of you that followed Worm (parahumans.wordpress.com), and if you haven't you should start now, the first chapter of the sequel was posted today. The sequel is called Ward, and is at parahumans.net. For those of you that didn't follow the first story, the Parahumans universe is a grimdark s...
by Bester
Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Audiobooks
Replies: 12
Views: 1033

Re: Audiobooks

I would highly recommend Oliver Wyman. I've previously listened to the audiobooks he did of the Monster Hunter series (Larry Correia), and am currently listening to the Safehold series (David Weber). Both series have a tremendous number of characters, and he is able to bring a different voice to the...
by Bester
Fri Dec 18, 2015 1:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I don't do this often...
Replies: 18
Views: 5340

Re: I don't do this often...

I don't think he was kidding...
by Bester
Mon Sep 21, 2015 8:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Good Books (Scifi)
Replies: 290
Views: 96438

Re: Good Books (Scifi)

I'll be interested to see other people's responses to this, as I'd like to read some of those books. The only ones that come to mind as being close (and they aren't an exact fit) are David Weber's Mutineer's Moon series and (to a lesser extent) his Honor Harrington Series. The former fits closer tha...
by Bester
Wed Sep 09, 2015 12:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lost & Found
Replies: 471
Views: 105764

Re: Lost & Found

So, I am trying to identify a story I read where the protagonist finds or manufactures gold nuggets to sell. He learns that gold nuggets sell for more than raw gold because of their collector value. It is not Refusenik's Island Mine story. That is what triggered my memory. It could be a printed boo...
by Bester
Tue Sep 08, 2015 10:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lost & Found
Replies: 471
Views: 105764

Re: Lost & Found

So, I am trying to identify a story I read where the protagonist finds or manufactures gold nuggets to sell. He learns that gold nuggets sell for more than raw gold because of their collector value. It is not Refusenik's Island Mine story. That is what triggered my memory. It could be a printed boo...
by Bester
Tue Aug 11, 2015 1:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need some program advice
Replies: 15
Views: 4126

Re: Need some program advice

Though not free, you should also look at Scrivener ( http://www.literatureandlatte.com/scrivener.php ). It's a program that a lot of professional and amateur writers use. It's a little convoluted at first, but once you figure it out it is extremely handy with a lot of features like imbedded notes an...
by Bester
Fri Jan 16, 2015 4:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lost & Found
Replies: 471
Views: 105764

Re: Lost & Found

Glad to help. Good Reading to you.
by Bester
Fri Jan 16, 2015 3:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lost & Found
Replies: 471
Views: 105764

Re: Lost & Found

This sounds like Oil of Roses by (I believe) Fillmore. It is on SOL, but I'm at work so don't have a link or confirmation of author's name (and spelling).
by Bester
Fri Jan 16, 2015 2:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: THE Ohio State University!
Replies: 12
Views: 3815

Re: THE Ohio State University!

Don't really have anything against Rugby. It just isn't a popular game in the states so I've never watched a game and am only vaguely familiar with the sport. If I understood it and it was more widespread over here I might enjoy watching, for all I know. From my vague understanding Rugby is more or ...
by Bester
Thu Jan 15, 2015 2:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: THE Ohio State University!
Replies: 12
Views: 3815

Re: THE Ohio State University!

I'm sorry about what I'm about to say to all of the Americans that view and post on thes page but why are you talking about a sport where the players wear pads and helmets play for a couple of minutes and then have a break for ten minutes. You should watch a real sport like rugby where they play wi...
by Bester
Mon Jun 30, 2014 7:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Opinions about the game Elder Scrolls Online?
Replies: 4
Views: 1457

Re: Opinions about the game Elder Scrolls Online?

I've been big into MMORPG's before, and was in raiding guilds in both EQ (Guild Leader) and WoW (Guild Officer/Raid Leader). I played ESO from release until the mid-May. Ultimately, my opinion comes down to a few quibbles and a few design choices. The economy is lackluster at best. All trading happe...
by Bester
Tue May 27, 2014 2:53 pm
Forum: Subjugation
Topic: Inception, chapter 10.
Replies: 47
Views: 11087

Re: Inception, chapter 10.

Bah, new Dresden Files book and Inception chapter on the same day. Why do you make me choose?

That said, thanks Fel.
by Bester
Tue Jan 14, 2014 12:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Hobbit Movies
Replies: 3
Views: 744

Re: The Hobbit Movies

Honestly, that was my thought, as well. The scenes in Lake Town (I believe that is the name of the town) and inside the mountain were additions that didn't really add anything of note and just seemed to go on, and on, and on. They were very obviously filler which I just felt dragged on. The Necroman...
by Bester
Fri Aug 30, 2013 1:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Good Books (Scifi)
Replies: 290
Views: 96438

Re: Good Books (Scifi)

The moment I read your description of 'self-doubt and self-castigation' I thought of Thomas Covenant, from the Stephen Donaldson series, 'The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant'. I read this many, many years ago and in the end it got me so frustrated at the constant self-pitying attitude of the principa...

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