October 03, 2013

Now we're cooking!

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Posted by: Steven Den Beste in General Entertainment at 11:22 AM | Comments (17) | Add Comment
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1 He truly is a magic man!

Posted by: atomic_fungus at October 03, 2013 05:37 PM (aEOAA)

2 Harry Turtledove takes on Lord of the Rings....

(hopefully that's not TOO obscure of a reference)

Posted by: Mauser at October 04, 2013 12:49 PM (TJ7ih)

3 What's up with that hand behind his hat?

Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at October 04, 2013 01:42 PM (RqRa5)

4 I think that's a broken tree branch.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at October 04, 2013 01:48 PM (+rSRq)

5 Looks like his staff, actually.  If you look closely you can see something running down below it to the right at about a 20 degree angle.  It runs between his robe and his arm, directly behind the end of the magazine, and is a different texture from the robe itself.

Posted by: RickC at October 04, 2013 03:00 PM (swpgw)

6 Mauser, not at all.  Its the Guns of the West or something.

Posted by: RickC at October 04, 2013 03:00 PM (swpgw)

7 Guns of the Shire, where hobbits armed with AK-47s take over Middle Earth.  Dragons are no match for halflings and ZSU-23-4s.  You don't want to know what happened to the elf bowmen when the furfoots figured out how to work the 155mm howitzers...

Posted by: Wonderduck at October 04, 2013 07:15 PM (dM817)

8 Guns of the Shire?  Wasn't increasing the Hobbit industrial base what Sarumon was working on at the end of the trilogy?  If only those four "heroes" had let him finish upgrading their infrastructure...

Posted by: Siergen at October 04, 2013 07:37 PM (c2+vA)

9 Such inversion is not the new thinking, made especially appealing by JRRT being a raving luddite. Howeveer, there should be limits, among respectable people anyhow. I once bought an "Orc PoV" book by one Mary Gentle, which developed the idea much further in its natural direction. Suffice it to say that it is the only book I ever destroyed on purpose for its content.

Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at October 04, 2013 08:43 PM (RqRa5)

10 I once bought an "Orc PoV" book by one Mary Gentle, which developed the idea much further in its natural direction. Suffice it to say that it is the only book I ever destroyed on purpose for its content.

Hold it!  Them there's fightin' words, mister.  I actually quite enjoyed Grunts!, and read it every now and again.   It's better than Pete makes it sound: it's 100% satire from start to finish, there's nothing serious about it ever

Posted by: Wonderduck at October 04, 2013 09:20 PM (dM817)

11

Any of you ever read Doomfarers of Coramonde?

At one point the bad guys use a summoning spell to bring in a dragon. The good guys use a summoning spell to bring in a M113 APC which was in Viet Nam at the time, to counter the dragon.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at October 04, 2013 09:44 PM (+rSRq)

12 Never read Doomfarers, but I watched some of Zero no Tsukaima.

Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at October 05, 2013 02:52 PM (RqRa5)

13 Not to mention "Those who hunt Elves".

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at October 05, 2013 04:47 PM (+rSRq)

14 I agree. Please don't mention Those Who Hunt Elves.

Posted by: ubu at October 05, 2013 10:39 PM (GfCSm)

15 Speaking of Orc PoV, the Monster Hunter International books are pretty good and have a couple of nice trope inversions.

Posted by: RickC at October 06, 2013 06:03 AM (swpgw)

16 Crap.  That came across sounding like a recommendation, which it wasn't intended to be.

Posted by: RickC at October 06, 2013 06:15 AM (swpgw)

17 I think this is enough topic drift.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at October 06, 2013 02:13 PM (+rSRq)

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