WanderingUndine

WanderingUndine

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10 hours ago @ http://markspoils.blog... - Weekly Shenanigans · 0 replies · +1 points

Yeah. I love Jack and the Moors, and I love that they've gotten a prequel (my favorite book in the series) *and* a sequel, though I still want more. Beautiful and interesting without pummeling my envious heart -- except of course when ocean people get involved. I'm dreading the Cora prequel and/or sequel we'll probably eventually get; I'll read them but complain loudly about them, as I usually do when Seanan McGuire writes about aquatic humanoids, because she's the only person allowed to torment me thusly.

1 day ago @ http://markspoils.blog... - Weekly Shenanigans · 2 replies · +2 points

Poor Shallan. I recently spent two days in a hospital, for exceedingly cautious monitoring after a routine procedure, and while they kept me as comfortable and well-tended as possible, I was traumatized by the moderate but unprecedented loss of bodily autonomy. And Shallan's stay is more indefinite in length, with even less need, though she's more comfortable than I was if she doesn't have catheters in her arm and people taking her vital signs every three hours around the clock. Ohg ure yvsr unf bgurejvfr orra snez zber genhzngvp guna zvar. 

"I'm glad to be here." "I doubt that, child." Thank you. I felt guilty when my release paperwork said I was "glad to leave the hospital," but most patients probably are. 
"Keeping me here gives my health at the expense of my wellness, your majesty."
"A hospital such as this one is perhaps the only thing a man could pour so much money into and be delighted if it were never used"Yeah.

Ba guvf erernq, V jnag gb chapu Gneninatvna va gur snpr jura ur obnfgf nobhg uvf jbaqreshy ubfcvgnyf juvyr ehaavat nabgure ubfcvgny jurer crbcyr trg *frpergyl zheqrerq.* Funyyna vf yhpxl fur'f abg havzcbegnag rabhtu gb inavfu jvgubhg nalbar pnevat.

Re: your rot13 -- There are unspoiled Stormlight-read podcasts?! I may need to check them out eventually, after I finish listening to RoW. I'm on a Stormlight Archive kick and I mean to continue it.

2 days ago @ http://markspoils.blog... - Weekly Shenanigans · 1 reply · +2 points

Without knowing what you hated about the first book, I couldn't say. Gur fhofrdhrag obbxf nygreangr orgjrra qverpg frdhryf gb Rirel Urneg n Qbbejnl (jvgu zhpu gur fnzr pnfg, cyhf n srj bguref) naq cerdhryf fubjvat gur onpxfgbevrf bs crbcyr ng gur fpubby (Wnpx & Wvyy, Yhaql, naq arkg lrne n tvey jub jnfa'g srngherq ol anzr va RUNQ). Bar unf orra choyvfurq rnpu lrne, jvgu ab raq va fvtug. V guvax gur cerdhryf ner rfcrpvnyyl ornhgvshy ohg fbzrgvzrf gentvp, gur aneengvir yhfuyl ylevpny naq jbaqrevatyl zrynapubyl. Gur frdhryf unir zber uhzbe naq ubcr. Gur fhofrdhrag obbxf nygreangr orgjrra qverpg frdhryf gb Rirel Urneg n Qbbejnl (jvgu zhpu gur fnzr pnfg, cyhf n srj bguref) naq cerdhryf fubjvat gur onpxfgbevrf bs crbcyr ng gur fpubby (Wnpx & Wvyy, Yhaql, naq arkg lrne n tvey jub jnfa'g srngherq ol anzr va RUNQ). Bar unf orra choyvfurq rnpu lrne, jvgu ab raq va fvtug. V guvax gur cerdhryf ner rfcrpvnyyl ornhgvshy ohg fbzrgvzrf gentvp, gur aneengvir yhfuyl ylevpny naq jbaqrevatyl zrynapubyl. Gur frdhryf unir zber uhzbe naq ubcr, naq sbphf ba haqbvat fbzr bs gur qnzntr qbar va RUNQ.

4 days ago @ http://markspoils.blog... - Weekly Shenanigans · 0 replies · +2 points

"Gare had beefy forearms" -- I maintain that it's weird to hear "beefy" in a world that's never been said to have cattle or beef. They have pigs and pork.  But I guess this ~translation~ from Rosharan-languages to English went for the word with connotations of "big and muscular," rather than "porky" with its connotations of "fleshy or fat." 

What the storm is "a horse the color of death itself"? 

5 days ago @ http://markspoils.blog... - Weekly Shenanigans · 5 replies · +2 points

PSA: The Tor.com eBook of the Month Club is offering a free download of Seanan McGuire's whole awesometastic Wayward Children series to date (available only in the US and Canada), with each book available for only one day this week, starting today with Every Heart a Doorway. The signup and the download schedule are at https://ebookclub.tor.com

Mark read Every Heart a Doorway on Patreon commission in 2016-17. Here's the YouTube playlist of delightful videos: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLHipQ9XAEF...

6 days ago @ http://markspoils.blog... - Weekly Shenanigans · 0 replies · +1 points

I did *not* want to rush through Dawnshard, but now I'll need to, because I just finished my darn Seanan McGuire book that's waaay overdue at the library and the Dawnshard Reread on Tor starts December 3rd. Grumble. Well, I'll reread it slowly during the Reread.

2 weeks ago @ http://markspoils.blog... - Weekly Shenanigans · 0 replies · +3 points

I enjoyed Kaladin's Roshar flyover vision, though I would have preferred it at much more length in much more detail. Travelogues are not absolutely essential to my enjoyment of a fantasy story, but they're very important, and this story has had too few of them thus far. This will only occasionally improve.

Sigzil, did you sexually assault a Babath woman who had "almost irresistable" veins? :@ Vapvqragnyyl, Jbeq bs Oenaqba va 2016 vf gung Onongu (naq Angna) crbcyr ner uhzna-Nvzvna uloevqf.

"Darker than a Horneater's stomach, our situation is." What?

The scene with the sex worker, whose bare safehand Kaladin "found himself staring at and blushing," demonstrates the eroticizing power of the societal taboo. Sanderson has said that the rule against women baring their left hands had been intended to cut them off from two-handed "masculine" activities like fighting, so the eroticism was an unintended-in-world side effect, but when a culture dictates that a body part should only be seen by a lover or potential lover, the act of baring it gains the ability to arouse or embarrass with its perceived implications.

Lrnu, Bqvhz'f ragel va gur Pbccrezvaq Jvxv qbrfa'g unir pvgngvbaf sebz Rynagevf be Zvfgobea, naq ur'f rkpyhfviryl ersreerq gb nf Enlfr va gur JbX rcvtencuf sebz Gur Yrggre.

2 weeks ago @ http://markspoils.blog... - Weekly Shenanigans · 0 replies · +2 points

Thanks. I'll listen to RoW when I can, but it will take time to finish, especially because my library hold on Each of Us a Desert (not Desktop, autocorrect) has arrived. I just aim to finish it before the Tor reread starts in January.

2 weeks ago @ http://markspoils.blog... - Weekly Shenanigans · 0 replies · +2 points

Interesting that Navani wrote that Gavilar "didn't have a scholarly finger on his left hand." It's a peculiar Alethi equivalent to "didn't have a [x] bone in his body," given that scholarship is mostly done by women forbidden to use their left hands.

"I have been as I am for a great long time. I sleep so much." Yeah, me too.

"This will not end well." You don’t say.

V nyfb guvax guvf rcvtencu vf gur svefg ersrerapr gb gur Haznqr. Vg cyrnfrq zr abj, nf V'ir tebja engure sbaq bs gur Haznqr (rkprcg Aretnbhy). Vg'f glcvpny; V hfhnyyl tb sbe gur zbfg zbafgebhf vauhzna zbafgref va n fgbel.

*funxrf svatre ng Pelcgvpf* Abg urycshy, lbh. *Bgure* fcera znantr abg gb fpner gur crbcyr gurl obaq jvgu/gel gb.obaq jvgu.

2 weeks ago @ http://markspoils.blog... - Weekly Shenanigans · 0 replies · +2 points

Zbfg FN puncgre gvgyrf trg anzr-qebccrq, be bgurejvfr znxr frafr, ol gur raq bs gur puncgre. Fb V jbaqrerq vs V unq zvffrq n ersrerapr gb Funqrfzne, ol anzr, va guvf puncgre be fbzrgvzr rneyvre. Nccneragyl abg.