Amph The Worlds of Jacqueline Carey (now discussing a new trilogy)

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  1. NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus

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    Ug, I hate them so much. And I always get a really bad bruise, no matter how careful the nurses are.
  2. Cobranaconda Jedi Master

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    Haha. Nurses hate me. They stab me, they inject it in the wrong place, they even bent a needle in my arm once. Such fun :p I've had the liquid pushed into my muscles, missing the bloodstream entirely, and yet I still think they're fun :p
  3. Cobranaconda Jedi Master

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    I finally gave up and bought the new books from Amazon. Just finished reading them, and wishing I hadn't, because now I'm going to die until Mercy comes out. Damn you Carey and your cliffhanger ending!

    And, honestly, I agree with Nat. Imri/Sidonie = awesome. And I mean it. Like, screw any other pairing in any other fandom I've ever thought was good, this one just blows them away. And I thought Phedre/Joscelin was good...

    As for Dorelei dying, it sucked, a bit, mostly because of how Imri became a complete emo idiot and ran off to faraway places and we had to contend with chapter after chapter of monotony. And the ending of Justice sucked a bit, what with the "Oh, we're back to Terre D'Ange, tune in next time for more fun adventures!" feel of it.

    But, yeah. Alais is both awesome and an idiot simultaneously, Sidonie is funny as hell, and Ysandre is just a n00b. Oddly, I found the best character of the lot of them to be Mavros. I figured at the start I'd like Eamonn better, because in the first triogy I liked the Dalriada and thought the Shahrizai a bunch of pompous idiots, but Mavros was cool.
  4. NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus

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    Ditto on the Mavros thing. And I didn't like him in the first, but I liked him in Justice.

    I was just so glad that Dorelei was out of the picture that I didn't mind :p

    And I was okay with the ending because it wasn't as cliffhanger-y as the ending to the last one was, so I can live with waiting until next summer for it.



    Glad you cracked and bought it :D
  5. Cobranaconda Jedi Master

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    I'd be really happy if Mercy is just Imri, Sidonie, Politics, and Imri doing wonderful, terrible things to Sidonie's helpless body...

    Damn, best line of the book that... :p
  6. NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus

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    [face_laugh]

    Something tells me that Imri's mother will be back (joy [face_plain]) and we'll be seeing a lot of the Unseen Guild.

    You know, I think that's a bit silly, really, especially since it never came up in the first trilogy -- especially after what happened in Darsanga, and then them travelling down half of Africa. Obviously the Guild couldn't track them there, but if they lost Melisande's son so easily, they're not THAT powerful. And the bit about Phedre's guardian could have joined and averted the Skaldic war . . . that just makes me sad.
  7. Cinnamon_Windu Jedi Youngling

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    Do certain songs now remind you of those books? These ones remind me of them:

    "Love Hurts"

    "Hurts So Good"

    "With or Without You"

    "Closer to Myself"

    "King of Pain"
  8. NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus

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    That's really clever!! I don't recall ever having heard those, but the titles do :p
  9. Cobranaconda Jedi Master

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    I think I have many more songs that would be able to fit that description... :p

    Akercocke - The Penance
    Amon Amarth - A Fury Divine
    Bathory - Woman Of Dark Desires
    Blind Guardian - Theatre of Pain
    Blind Guardian - The Maiden And The Minstrel Knight
    Children of Bodom - Bed of Razors (oooh, flechettes :D )
    Cradle of Filth - Darkly Erotic
    Cradle of Filth - A Crescendo of Passion Bleeding
    Cradle of Filth - In Secret Love We Drown (Imri/Sidonie ftw!!!)
    Cradle of Filth - Desire In Violent Overture
    Cradle of Filth - Of Dark Blood and ****ing (crude, but an apt description... :p )
    Cradle of Filth - The Mordant Liquor of Tears
    Cradle of Filth - Filthy Little Secret
    Cradle of Filth - Soft White Throat
    Darkthrone - Sadomasochistic Rites
    Dimmu Borgir - Fear and Wonder
    Dimmu Borgir - Perfection or Vanity
    Dragonforce - Trail Of Broken Hearts ( :p )
    Dragonlord - Blood Voyeur
    Enslaved - Secrets of the Flesh
    Graveworm - Beauty Of Malice (Melisande, anyone? :p )
    Hard Venom - Pain Beyond Measure is Man's Greatest Pleasure (can't leave out my own band, can I? :p )
    Hypocrisy - Blooddrenched
    Ihsahn - The Pain Is Still Mine
    Kamelot - This Pain
    Mayhem - Dark Night of the Soul
    Morbid Angel - Day of Suffering
    Morgul - Author of Pain
    Mors Principium Est - Fragile Flesh
    My Dying Bride - A Sea to Suffer In
    My Dying Bride - The Sexuality of Bereavement (Phedre/Hyacinthe after Moiread; Imri/Sidonie after Dorelei)
    My Dying Bride - Love's Intolerable Pain
    Napalm Death - You Suffer
    Pink Floyd - In the Flesh
    Slayer - Spill The Blood
    Sum 41 - Pain For Pleasure (of course) :p
    Turbonegro - I Got Erection (Imri/Roshana dancing... :p )
    Venom - House of Pain

    Not that many actually, I thought I'd find more. Cradle of Filth are obviously the winners though :p
  10. NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus

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  11. Cinnamon_Windu Jedi Youngling

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    I've thought a few more songs fitting the description:

    "Masochism Tango"

    "S&M Motel"

    "Secure yourself" by the Indigo Girls

    "Wicked Game" by Chris Isaak

    I don't remeber who sang those first two. [face_blush]

    And I found a couple of fun quizzes:

    [link=http://www.quizilla.com/users/leatha/quizzes/Where%20in%20the%20Night%20do%20you%20belong?/]Where in the Night Court do you belong?[/link]

    and

    [link=http://www.qizilla.com/users/mshathvri/quizzes/Kushiel's%20Quiz/]Character Quiz[/link]
  12. Cobranaconda Jedi Master

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    I'm in Mandrake (obviously :p ), and Melisande, according to those tests :p

    And on the second quiz I got a rather nice picture of a naked lady being pecked by a swan. How delightful :D

    :p
  13. NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus

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    I'm in Balm house :) And the character quiz wouldn't load for me.
  14. Cinnamon_Windu Jedi Youngling

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    Here's the URL for the Character Quiz: [link=http://www.quizilla.com/users/mshathvri/quizzes/Kushiel's%20Quiz[/link]

    I got Eglantine House and Phedre. IMO, that's a strange combination.
  15. Cobranaconda Jedi Master

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    Dammit, just re-read the whole load of them within a few days. I think I'm fit to burst out yelling "MOAR IMRI/SIDONIE!!!" :p
  16. Raven Administrator Emeritus

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    I meant to reread the series. I have the first four books on my desk right now, have had them there for the last two weeks. Just can't muster up interest. :(
  17. Cobranaconda Jedi Master

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    The only one I got thoroughly bored by was Avatar, mainly because it's just silly :p
  18. NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus

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    Was that the second one?

    I don't need to re-read because I just started these a few months ago :p but maybe someday when I have time, I'll re-read the first. The others weren't good enough to reread completely, so I'll do my usual of rereading about half, just the sections I like :p
  19. Cobranaconda Jedi Master

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    Avatar's the third. Chosen is the second :p I think I now prefer Scion and Justice to Dart, actually. Mainly Justice... [face_hypnotized]

    :p
  20. Cinnamon_Windu Jedi Youngling

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    I'm reading Kushiel's Avatar now. Cobra, I know what you mean by the Mahrkagir being funny--peculiar, not amusing.
  21. NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus

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    That one gave me weird dreams about. However, I like it more than Chosen.

    Cobra, why does that not surprise me? :p
  22. Cobranaconda Jedi Master

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    Because I am predictable? :p

    Or I just find Imri/Sidonie so much hotter than Phedre/Everyone :p
  23. NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus

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  24. Cinnamon_Windu Jedi Youngling

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    Cobra, I would never have predicted that you'd like these books.
  25. Cobranaconda Jedi Master

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    Why not? :p Politics, Medieval Alternate Universe, Europe, Adventure, and lots of sex. What's not to like? :p
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