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Heroes Community > Tavern of the Rising Sun > Thread: What are you reading now?
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kiryu133
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posted July 22, 2015 10:37 PM

The obvious needs to be stated sometimes as well

very good read indeed.

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Neraus
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posted July 22, 2015 10:48 PM

I read the Silmarillion and the Forgotten Tales by Tolkien...

Am I the only one that likes the implications that Europe is Middle Earth?
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Gryphs
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posted July 22, 2015 10:52 PM
Edited by Gryphs at 22:53, 22 Jul 2015.

Who knows? I personally never liked the thought of middle-earth being an ancient form of our world.
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TDL
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posted July 22, 2015 10:59 PM

In a way it's a bit like Europe, but I find Thedas more in line with Europe.
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Gryphs
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posted July 22, 2015 11:18 PM
Edited by Gryphs at 23:18, 22 Jul 2015.

Thedas was never implied to be Europe.
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Tsar-Ivor
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posted July 23, 2015 01:38 AM
Edited by Tsar-Ivor at 01:38, 23 Jul 2015.

Thedas is heavily implied as Europe, I mean Orlais and Ferelden are England and France, and the hundred years of occupation is a switched up version of Henry V's occupation of France (and his descendants) during the 100years. That combined with the papacy and the "Ottoman"/eastern invaders. A lot of corrolations can be made, just a brief overlook at just some of them.

Also, I kinda hate the silmarillion for portraying the Elves as such greedy aholes.
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TDL
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posted July 23, 2015 02:56 AM
Edited by TDL at 02:57, 23 Jul 2015.

Also Antiva is very much Spain/Portugal of 16-17th century. Tevinter Imperium based on its latinization must be the Roman Empire. The Qun is sort of a subtle reference to Quran (as in its a way of life as much as religion).

Also the Frostback Basin and the Avvar are as Scandinavian as possible (with a hint of scottish)

It's like a doubly inverted version.
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Gryphs
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posted July 23, 2015 09:20 AM

Thedas is heavily inspired by Europe. Middle-earth is implied to be Europe as in it is the same continent on the same planet.

Tsar-Ivor said:
Also, I kinda hate the silmarillion for portraying the Elves as such greedy aholes.
I always thought it was a good thing elves are always to perfect.
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Neraus
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posted July 23, 2015 09:33 AM

Tsar-Ivor said:
Also, I kinda hate the silmarillion for portraying the Elves as such greedy aholes.


The Silmarils are supposed to be gems shining with the light of the two trees of Valinor, they are meant to be the most precious things in the world, as that light was extinguished by Morgoth and Ungolianth, it isn't surprising to see that Feanor and sons decided to do whatever they could do to recover them...
And the Nauglamir, well, in the original iteration was made from cursed gold while in the Silmarillion was taken by betrayal, so...
To be honest I kind of like it this way...

Besides, in the Forgotten Tales the Noldor are actually more greedy than in the Silmarillion, you can also see how he changed the dwarves from little greedy and evil abominations to the sons of Aule.

Also, did you know he made a story regarding middle of earth of a certain Aelfwine of England?
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Zenofex
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posted July 23, 2015 02:20 PM

Adrius said:
Love things inspired by Lovecraft so figured it was time to actually read the source material.
Lovecraft has several very good works and twice... thrice more style-clones which aren't half as impressive. The guy had imagination, no doubt about that, but as an author he's fairly repetitive.

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NoobX
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posted July 24, 2015 12:44 PM

Reading Kafka's The Trial. With the way it started, I'm getting the feeling it's gonna leave me asking a lot of questions in the end.
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posted September 11, 2015 10:13 AM
Edited by Zenofex at 10:14, 11 Sep 2015.

I recently finished Dan Simmons' "The Terror". A very good read in general, despite a few flaws. I have a soft spot for stories which revolve around survival in inhospitable environments so the book didn't have to do much to grab me. It certainly has other virtues too.

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MightyMage
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posted September 11, 2015 12:41 PM

I'm currently reading Proving History by Dr. Richard Carrier

very interesting if you enjoy ancient Greek, Roman, and Jewish history or just history in general.

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Dies_Irae
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posted September 16, 2015 04:21 PM

Dies_Irae said:
Currently reading:

A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin.


I've made great progress. Currently I'm reading A Dance with Dragons.

And my bookmark is on page 445.
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Homer171
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posted November 22, 2015 08:21 AM

The Diamond Throne
Book One of the Elenium
by David Eddings
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posted November 22, 2015 11:22 AM
Edited by Celfious at 11:23, 22 Nov 2015.

I would find it a minor surprise if no one in the previous pages of this thread answered like "I'm reading this thread right now"... Freaking smart***es


Oh and I am reading Terry Brooks, The Shannara series.

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Drakon-Deus
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posted November 22, 2015 05:43 PM

Reading the Epistle of James. Probably my favorite New Testament book.

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Pawek_13
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posted November 22, 2015 05:52 PM

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy. A great portrayal of Russian nobelty's corruption in the late XIX century.

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Svartzorn
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posted November 22, 2015 06:04 PM

The ladder of divine ascent, by St. John Climacus.
Just begun Siddarta by Hermann Hesse.
Some tomes on criminal law
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Drakon-Deus
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posted November 22, 2015 06:45 PM

Pawek_13 said:
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy. A great portrayal of Russian nobelty's corruption in the late XIX century.



One of my favorites as well.

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