Book Recommendations

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Sear, Nov 12, 2018.

  1. Sear

    Sear TZT Neckbeard Lord

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    Man, I have no investment in Whiskeyjack or Fiddler after 400 pages. Their names seem more memorable than the characters. You'd think with a name like "Whiskeyjack" he might be like a quirky alcoholic or something, but nah - just a generic military dude.

    His writing style doesn't really tell me what any of these characters are thinking or what their motivations are. In my mind I barely even have a visual for how they look.

    There's obviously a lot of epic weighty things happening in the book with a richly detailed world. I just haven't been able to care about anyone living in it.
     
  2. Sear

    Sear TZT Neckbeard Lord

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    I looked up character art and it just made it worse, lol.

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    Everyone gets to be a generic bearded infantryman!
     
  3. BanedenHR

    BanedenHR TZT Neckbeard Lord

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    i think i read that first book. i recognize the names whiskeyjack and fiddler

    cant remember anything else about the book though really
     
  4. Grandasaur Egg

    Grandasaur Egg Groor.

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  5. Sear

    Sear TZT Neckbeard Lord

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    beautiful work

    here is my rendition

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    and let's not forget dear Fiddler

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  6. Kors

    Kors TZT Addict

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    Whiskeyjack should have grey hair, he is pretty old
     
  7. Sear

    Sear TZT Neckbeard Lord

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    more

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  8. Utumno

    Utumno Administrator Staff Member

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    lol this looks fun i just found my wacom tablet yesterday - i'm awful at drawing, i should give it a go
     
  9. Kors

    Kors TZT Addict

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    Please keep your pictures safe for work Sear, I just came all over my keyboard. Thank you.
     
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  10. Sear

    Sear TZT Neckbeard Lord

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    this was a half-assed mouse drawing special, no wacom required
     
  11. Utumno

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  12. Sear

    Sear TZT Neckbeard Lord

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    lmao nice

    I think all of this should be good enough to submit for a modern art exhibit

    Whiskeydick: A Confusing Narrative explores themes of character homogeneity, featuring up-and-coming avant-garde artists from Taiwan, Texas, and the San Francisco bay area.
     
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  13. Thurloc

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    I read it. It may have been you who recommended it.
     
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  14. Sear

    Sear TZT Neckbeard Lord

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    Kors my wife started reading Gardens of the Moon (to be C O N T R A R I A N) and convinced me I was just burned out on fantasy and need to give it another shot. I've had to go an entire week with her piping "you know, I actually kind of like that book...".

    I imagine I'll finish it by 2050 or so after writing several red-hot neckbeard screeds about it.
     
  15. Kors

    Kors TZT Addict

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    Your drawings led me to start the series again. Got Gardens of the Moon and Deadhouse Gates done, starting on Memories of Ice. 5th time through the series and I still tear up at the end of book 2.

    Gardens of the Moon is the hardest to read (though not the worst book). Push through and discover the joy that will come when you finish the series.
     
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  16. BanedenHR

    BanedenHR TZT Neckbeard Lord

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    i feel like this is a euphemism for something related to Sister Jugsberry, but i dont want to be spoiled
     
  17. Grandasaur Egg

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    I didn’t draw that, it’s from the Something Awful Zybourne Clock debacle (look it up it’s hilarious)
     
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  18. Grandasaur Egg

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    Glad I inspired some drawing through and now feel pressure to join
     
  19. Velox

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  20. allanun

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    Can you please draw Sister jugsberry
     
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