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Discussion in 'Literature' started by Master_Keralys, Jan 1, 2009.

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  1. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    If that was an archive.org version of his site, then yes, they'd be under the "Inventions" section. You want to read, and in the following order: "The Silver Fox." "Return of the Silver Fox." "A View of the Stars." "The Silver Fox Strikes Again." "The Elusive Silver Fox."

    Also worth reading, but unrelated: "The Good Old Days" and "Surely You Can't Be Serious: The Life and Times of a Rounding Error."
     
  2. Lugija

    Lugija Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I don't know if any of you celebrate the Midsummer, but happy that anyway. I have packed sausages, spare clothes and Terry Pratchett's Lords and Ladies and will spend the nightless night eating fatty foods, watching bonfires and slapping mosquitoes.
     
  3. instantdeath

    instantdeath Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    So I'm a failure and couldn't find it. Would His Imperial Majesty humble a peasant by posting it again? O:)
     
  4. AdmiralNick22

    AdmiralNick22 Fleet Admiral of Literature star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    instantdeath

    Can you send me a link to The Test of Wills? I haven't read that in ages and I cannot find a copy online.

    --Adm. Nick
     
  5. instantdeath

    instantdeath Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    As long as there's not a forum rule that prohibits it, I'll post it here, in case anyone else would like to check it out. Very interesting read

    And yes, I really had to dig for it. Had always been curious about the fanmade DE novelization I kept hearing about. For something that's purely a labor of love, it doesn't disappoint in the slightest.

    http://www.cse.usf.edu/~pnguyen7/tow.pdf
     
  6. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    [hl=Black]Please do not post fanfic on--ah, just kidding.[/hl]

    [hl=white]TF.N staff emeritus are prohibited from moderating the forums. 50 lashes administered by [hl=purple]@GrandAdmiralJello[/hl], in a toga, is your punishment.[/hl] [face_devil]:p

    --Adm. Nick
     
  7. AdmiralNick22

    AdmiralNick22 Fleet Admiral of Literature star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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  9. instantdeath

    instantdeath Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I think this forum would be a much happier place if every post was met with toga lashings.
     
  10. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    Nick, don't take this the wrong way, but: <3


    Also I generally prefer using the archived link to his own site, because it also contains his other excellent work: http://web.archive.org/web/20120204063515/http://www.domuspublica.net/inventions.html

    Sadly the New Order in Power is not there (have to go to SD.N for that one) and some incomplete works aren't posted there as they were never finished.

    edit: instantdeath , ah, and the above link should also suit you as well, as it contains the stories I mentioned yesterday.
     
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  11. instantdeath

    instantdeath Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Thanks.

    However, it's worth noting that Test of Wills from the archive site leads to a broken link, so it's my way or nothing on that one. Not sure about the others.
     
  12. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    Ah, that's because the story is posted there on a pdf as well it looks like -- the other stories are posted right on the webpage, so they work fine.
     
  13. Havac

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    So, AdmiralNick22, I had some Bulleit rye with dinner tonight. It was delicious.
     
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  14. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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  15. Ulicus

    Ulicus Lapsed Moderator star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Sic Transit Gloria just makes me think of that depressing song I used to be obsessed with as a teenager.
     
  16. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    I can make you think of a different song!

    It's a world of laughter, it's a world of tears, it's world of hopes, it's a world of fears...
     
  17. Ulicus

    Ulicus Lapsed Moderator star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    [​IMG]
     
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  18. AdmiralNick22

    AdmiralNick22 Fleet Admiral of Literature star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Once you start down the Bulleit rye path, forever will it dominate your destiny. [face_devil]

    I like it both neat and on the rocks. Havac, if you are ever in California, I will have you over when I do a whiskey tasting with friends. My home bar has a rather large collection to sample from.

    GrandAdmiralJello

    Sorry for lagging, I haven't forgot about your wine!

    --Adm. Nick
     
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  19. instantdeath

    instantdeath Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    So... Steam are having a sale on all of Paradox's games.

    This is both a heads up and a question: which Paradox games should I go for? I probably won't play them right away, as I still haven't had much time to devote to CSII, but I can't resist Steam sales.
     
  20. Gorefiend

    Gorefiend Chosen One star 5

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    Crusader Kings 2 is properly the most fun of them, though EU 3 imho is actually best of them. Hearts of Iron and Pride of Nations though are not that great.
     
  21. Havac

    Havac Former Moderator star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I'm pretty sure the scotch path will be dominating my destiny.
     
  22. The Loyal Imperial

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    CK2 is certainly the best Paradox game ever made and probably also the best game ever made.
     
  23. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    So apparently at this graduation party in my honor, there will be speeches. And my uncle is gonna name drop the JC. Wut.


    Misa ab iPhono meo est.
     
  24. darklordoftech

    darklordoftech Force Ghost star 6

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    Remember when Kreia said that the True Sith Empire is (someone remind me how old?) and that Korriban is on the fringes of it?
     
  25. Ulicus

    Ulicus Lapsed Moderator star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Yeah.

    Sion: [The Trayus Academy] is ancient, a relic that survived the destruction of Malachor. It was always here, far before the Mandalorian Wars. It draws death and hate to it, channels it. Atrocities feed its power, and with its power, it creates hunger. Many Jedi have been consumed by it. It has been here for thousands of years. It is a place where the Sith teachings run strong... it is the threshold of the borders of an ancient empire. Kreia says it was a place of reflection for the ancient Sith... a gateway to their lands. It drew Lord Revan... and it calls to her as well. She said that the teachings here will lead one to the Sith... the true Sith... and all their shadowed worlds. This place led Revan to the graveyards of Korriban... and beyond.

    And:

    Kreia: It is because [Revan] remembered what lay buried here - this place, its teachings. It paved the way to Korriban, you know, the remnants here. And he came because Malachor, like Korriban, lies on the fringes of the ancient Sith Empire, where the true Sith wait for us, in the dark. ... You thought that the corrupted remnants of the Republic, the machines spawned by technology that Revan led into battle were the Sith? You are wrong. The Sith is a belief. And its empire, the true Sith Empire, rules elsewhere.

    I don't think there's anything specific about how old it is. Beyond "thousands of years". But KotOR II was written back when the Sith Lords were a product of Xendor's schism, not the Hundred-Year Darkness. (So a twenty thousand year Empire, as opposed to a two thousand year one)

    ...

    Talking about SW in the social thread is weird. :p
     
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