Ookla the Tolkien

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About Ookla the Tolkien

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    A Writer, Theoretically
  • Birthday 03/14/1998

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    Interdimensional, at the moment. At least there's Wi-Fi.
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    Books, of course! Sanderson's most of all, but I enjoy a good Mull, Rowling, Riordan, Paolini, Sullivan, McClellan, Brust, Kristoff & Kaufman, Weir, Wells, and Wells now and again.
    Still needing to give Farland, Brooks, and Weeks a try.

    Pens, specifically those of the fountain variety. I don't write longhand nearly enough to justify the amount of pens I have. It's sad, really.

    Writing, when I can get around to it. There's a reason I refer to myself as "a writer, theoretically". Mostly I write fantasy, with plans to branch out into science fiction. Someday.

    Music. By and large I don't care about genre, but my favorites are rock, electronic, and classical. My favorite bands are Collective Soul, Coldplay, and Imagine Dragons. Favorite electronic music person, Kygo. Favorite composer is Dvořák followed by the Haydns.


    And, above all, ignoring all of the above in favor of vegging out in front of the TV! (The West Wing is the best, y'all.)

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  1. The 11th sounds great to me!
  2. Blessedly not as cold as last year, but a blanket is indeed recommended. Hope to see y’all at the thing tonight!
  3. ...yay?
  4. I should be there!
  5. *mails hugbots to various people*
  6. True... If things keep going the way they are, the Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays of those middle two weeks ought to work.
  7. Oh, yeah, Starsight! Shall we wait until December approaches to set a date?
  8. I can't do this Thursday, but they may still work for the future. Once Institute goes on hiatus Wednesdays should open back up.
  9. uh ding Honestly, I didn't expect it to be all that hard. Even still, I probably should've done it a bit differently. Grats, pick a question!
  10. Bro, I don't even know you, I don't even think we've really interacted on here much if at all. But I can tell you're a quality individual! I think the fact that you're venting here instead of bottling it up is a good sign. You've got an entire forum's worth of people to back you up, and I hope that helps.
  11. Personally my... intense dislike, shall we say, of Moash came only after his "point of no return". I was fascinated by his chapters up until the Elhokar Moment (and after too, but in a different way). I didn't hate him, and was even hoping for an interesting redemption arc. Then he threw it all away for petty revenge, and then threw the rest out when he gave up his agency for that and future actions, and I think that's at the core of it. There's also something to be said for the fact that the Elhokar Moment was so intense and emotional that it can't help but color all future perception of him, at least for me. Thanks all for a fascinating read that made me think!
  12. I admit that I looked it up (after I posted, promise!) and found that I had mixed up the name of the system and the star, but I figured it might still count. Thanks!
  13. Sol (our sun, if you wanna be boring), Polaris, Alpha Centauri, Beta Centauri, Sirius, Bellatrix, Regulus, Arcturus, Betelgeuse, and Vega! (I think.) WLIU, name all six basic elements from Bionicle, as well as three secondary ones.
  14. Well, that was neat! Let's do it again, with more people this time! Two people can have a conversation, but three or more (plus party games for terrible people) make it a proper party.
  15. Sounds good to me! Anyone planning on bringing snacks or is it a fend-for-yourself kinda deal this time?