Terpsichoria

Terpsichoria

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1 day ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'The Shephe... · 5 replies · +15 points

I'm a bit annoyed by the scene with Geoffrey and the boot. For however many books now, we were told that witches are immensely practical and good at thinking outside the box and not just assuming the obvious solution. And it never occured to Tiffany that there might be a problem with the man's boots?

That is textbook Gary Stuish to me.

3 days ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'The Shephe... · 1 reply · +8 points

What I don't like about Tiffany killing the elf is how un-witchy the whole thing is. She just throws fire out of her hands. The perhaps most open, most casual, most flashy use of magic we've ever seen from a witch. I can't help but feel that this is wizard magic and I'm kind of disappointed that this happens in Tiffany's last book and is barely discussed. They talk about how bad the killing is or is not, but not about the method.

6 days ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'The Shephe... · 1 reply · +5 points

True, but... this just feels too quick and easy. Nothing against redemption arks, but they should take more than a few short chapters. This feels unearned. This just feels like someone giving Sauron a hug.

6 days ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'The Shephe... · 3 replies · +4 points

This entire thing sits a bit sourly with me, because it smells of redeeming the bad guy with the power of love and friendship and I kind of hate that trope, especially when it is this easy.

1 week ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'The Shephe... · 0 replies · +1 points

I mean, I understand it from an in-world standpoint. I just don't really see why they'd be in another book if they aren't doing anything interesting.

1 week ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'The Shephe... · 0 replies · +1 points

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1 week ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'The Shephe... · 4 replies · +6 points

I know. I meant that as a detriment of this book. This scene only works as intended if one has TWFM and Lords and Ladies fresh on their mind.

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1 week ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'The Shephe... · 6 replies · +7 points

This really isn't a book that you can read without first reading the others, unlike most Discworld books.

1 week ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'The Shephe... · 0 replies · +2 points

For the record, if that goat turns out to be a magical creature, I called it. Bonus points if it turns out to be a disguised god and/or the King of the elves, which I don't believe myself.

1 week ago @ Mark Reads - Announcing the next Ma... · 0 replies · +2 points

Ooh, interesting. I do have Broken Earth on my bookshelf and didn't get around to reading it yet. I thought I might leave Mark Reads when Discworld is done, since most of what you've read apart from that so far doesn't interest me much, but I might stay around for this.