Foucault's Pendulum, the book by Umberto Eco.
Orogogus wrote on Sep 10, 2020, 15:51:Mr. Tact wrote on Sep 10, 2020, 14:46:MacLeod wrote on Sep 10, 2020, 14:42:Hmm, didn't actually read the three "House" novels, but if this kind of writing existed in the novels I did read I either ignored it or didn't notice it.
I think my bias was set upon reading House Atreides when it came out, and kept noticing things that didn't actually fit with previous established canon and the puerile writing... In Dune, people's inner thought dialog text was complex and often different from what they portrayed outwardly. In The BH/KJA novels it was practically always the same:
I could use a ham sandwich, Leto thought.
"I'm going to make a ham sandwich!", he said. *
I blame Herbert partially, since I know he's the one that "found" the notes, but I'm guessing a lot of what I didn't like was KJA's writing style, which about matches what I remember from his X-Files and Star Wars books.
* Not-an-actual-quote taken from the non-existent "Hamworms of Dune"
I had the same reaction as MacLeod to the one I started reading. It was like a sequel to Foucault's Pendulum by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman, acclaimed authors of the Dragonlance trilogy. Or seeing it turned into an all-ages cartoon with chibi reaction shots and wacky sound effects. I can't think of anywhere else I've seen such a massive tonal shift within a book series.
So everything is the business of the corporation is it? You're fine with them having you under total surveillance 24/7 because it's all their business. And vetting you for a job means looking through the entirety of your private life starting from birth. That sound about right? And any infraction, no matter how small, should be cause for dismissal because you don't want the corporation to lose face, yeah?Yeah, I never said anything of the sort so don't put words in my mouth or assume you know how I think, and hyperbole of the sort you're using makes an already specious argument even weaker. My response was limited to this scenario and I will repeat he was a fairly visible public figure for a large studio, so yes there are going to be repercussions for his actions, legality aside; if it casts Ubi in a bad light you can be assured they will react towards the person causing said bad light, in this case this fellow.
You sound like the perfect slave.
Beamer wrote on Mar 2, 2020, 11:32:Maybe they use colored pencils too?Cutter wrote on Mar 2, 2020, 11:29:
"creativity is your greatest weapon"
So people fight with paint brushes?
Yes, because the only creativity in the world is painting.
Cutter wrote on Feb 28, 2020, 12:48:This. Also I highly contest Variann's death, it wasn't badass or anything, and he was definitely not a "long time" lore character, most alliance on my server really didn't like him and resented his displacing Bolvar. Lets also not forget Sylvanus's literal plot armor...
It's a high magic world so no surprise there. You can rez in D&D, Jedi come back as ghosts, so why not WoW?
The specific views expressed by blitzchung were NOT a factor in the decision we made. I want to be clear: our relationships in China had no influence on our decision.
jdreyer wrote on Oct 11, 2019, 17:13:
That doesn't look like a very realistic depiction of Hell.
Hell, by definition, is a world where Blues News doesn't exist.