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  1. I follow her on Twitter and she's pretty awesome as it is, and has mentioned that the geology in her books was an important aspect, as well. I'll have to finally listen to it when I'm done with a Malice. I can't get the other Gwynne audiobooks because I'm a yank. Ugh.
  2. I've had the Fifth Season in my library for over a year and haven't read it yet. You'll have to let me know if it's worth it! I finally read Edgedancer last week, but I recommended Malazan to someone on Twitter and I'm trying really hard not to just abandon everything else for another reread.
  3. Nothing about Hood’s breath! That’s like the most used one.
  4. Nope. They definitely said communism. To be fair, I think they were thinking along the lines of Chinese communism. Or not thinking at all, because you're correct. It's REALLY unsubtle.
  5. My general reaction:
  6. @TheOrlionThatComesBefore I was having similar thoughts. It sounds a lot like some of the people that show up in the Malazan Empire Facebook group and say that Lether is a criticism of communism. It seems like, with Malazan, it's easier for those types to avoid any of the observations and allegories Erikson has woven into the story because there are swords, dragons, and explosions. I'm also not going to read it, though. I'm not interested in science fiction, really, or in anything based in the actual world that isn't Marvel comics, tbh.
  7. It's been awhile since I've posted about Silchas Kitty. Update: he's a menace, keeps trying to knock my sword off the wall, and is not a tiny kitten anymore. Also, still ridiculously adorable.
  8. Touche! Just the once but I am pretty terrible at doing anything in my free time that isn't reading. I'm behind on my Goodreads challenge, though. I need to read 23 more books before the end of the year and I'm terminally incapable of reading things that are short. I wanted to reread stormlight but that takes like a week each even for me, lmao.
  9. I started TCG for the first time a year ago today!
  10. Sometimes you gotta be a ruffian. I'll conveniently forget how angry I still sometimes get at myself for reading Aspect Emperor, haha.
  11. Also I think that we've turned this thread into the place where everyone can go to talk about Malazan and get quick, thoughtful responses, so I don't mind our tangents. It feels safe here, unlike some other media platforms rife with cads and ruffians who have terrible opinions.
  12. Spill! I'll probably read it eventually but I'm okay with some spoilers, if it won't totally ruin the moment.
  13. @Briar King Thanks for your assessment!
  14. The ICE books really did pick up after return, I think. He writes characters well. Honest opinion of Outlander: do you think I'd like it? I find anything with heavy hetero-romance these days to be eminently tedious unless the plotty bits are worth it.
  15. @Who Sharded? It got better! And weirder. I'm not sure I was enthused with the ending. Went out with kind of a whimper. Worth it for the story telling, though. ON A COMPLETELY UNRELATED NOTE I saw the new Aquaman getup a la Jason Momoa, and the top half instantly reminded me of Rhulad Sengar.