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Hi! I'm a new member; and a question about the house of Erondites

Oct. 18th, 2016 | 11:40 am
posted by: mouseguru in sounis

Hello Sounis members!

I have read this journal since the last book came out - I didn't know any fellow fans in real life and had so many questions and things I wanted to think about after reading it that I went searching online for fans and found this wonderful site. The discussion here helped me so much - I swear I missed at least a third of what was going on the first time round! I also owe this group a huge debt for recommending the Vorkosigan saga - I found them through you and love them almost as much as this series!

My user name of mouseguru is because before having kids I worked in a lab with transgenic mice:) Despite being a science type, I love to read and happily ignore my housework whenever I find a good book. I have four kids who are my full-time job :)

I am lucky enough to have a 16 year old daughter (who was a toddler and my only child when I first encountered these books!)who recently became obsessed with these books, so we've been reading and re-reading and talking about them for the last month or so. Added to the excitement of the news of the new book, I was inspired to jump in and join the discussion here. Anyway, we came up with a question for pondering that I don't think I've seen here yet. I don't think we can figure out the answer, just wondered what ideas other fans might have.

While rereading QoA, I noticed this statement from Nahuseresh, speaking of how Attolia secured her throne with brilliant tactics from "an advisor, probably the Baron Oronus, or Erondites's father." I thought it was interesting that he sees Erondites's father as a candidate for one of Attolia's closest early advisors, when the current baron is her greatest enemy. Could the father, after initially supporting Attolia, have become one of those early traitors that was executed horribly as a deterrent, thereby earning the current baron's enmity? Or do you think it's more likely that the current baron is just power-hungry with no particular personal anti-Attolia feelings?

Thanks for all the reading pleasure you all have given me over the years!

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ot: I found it! [at long last]

Oct. 18th, 2016 | 12:23 pm
mood: awake
music: The Fibs--Vote Those Rascals Out
posted by: filkferengi in sounis

After many years of talking about this story, I finally found it online. It's very short; wherever one stands on the discussion spectrum, this is a fun story to read. Given how many creative artists I follow are having tax woes this week, it's especially timely.

If they implemented this, I don't know if it'd work or not, but it'd sure be fun to see them try. It's by Jack C. Haldeman II.


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An open letter to MWT

Oct. 18th, 2016 | 01:32 am
mood: gratefulgrateful
posted by: an_english_girl in sounis

Dear Megan,

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Chat Tonight - Warning for Spoilers!

Oct. 16th, 2016 | 06:36 pm
posted by: ninedaysaqueen in sounis

There will be a chat starting shortly to discuss the new book and covers for the following US timezones.

5pm Pacific Time
6pm Mountain Time
7pm Central Time
8pm Eastern Time

If your timezone does not appear here, check the World Clock.

The chat is being hosted in the Conspiracy Room. The password is HERE. You must be a memeber of the community to use the Conspiracy Room.

This wil be a SPOILER chat, as I did not receive any objections to discussing the information revealed in the book jacket summary that was recently released. The summary reveals which character the book is going to be about and a few sentences describe the plot. So, if you do not want to know anything about the book other then the title and cover, please cover your ears.

Have fun, everyone!

PS: A transcript will be posted later, so remember anything you say can be used to tease you later. 
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ot: some fun new albums

Oct. 15th, 2016 | 10:26 am
mood: gigglygiggly
music: Emily Holbert--The Maiden And The Selkie
posted by: filkferengi in sounis

Because the filkferengi just had to share the love. Note: all of these albums are on bandcamp, which means you can listen to the whole thing for free before buying, if you want to. [If you run the cursor over the song title, a link to lyrics frequently appears on the right.]

Amanda Palmer did an album with her dad. The whole album's $1.

The PDX Broadsides have a new album. These folks are funny!

Emily Holbert also has some good stuff. This album includes her recording of her own song "The Maiden And The Selkie" which was so gorgeously covered by Heather Dale [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGT5lBve_v4 or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=om8LzIcFmbA - with lyrics]


Now, *that*'s a message we can all approve of!


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Thick as Koalas?

Oct. 15th, 2016 | 03:16 pm
mood: amusedamused
posted by: an_english_girl in sounis

After Lady Jane's splendid sequence of pictures about the Very Long Wait, a collection of snark Attolis Eugenides himself would be proud of, I thought you might all like to see a bona fide string of emails from the evening Thick as Thieves was announced.
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Waiting for Book 5 - the Untold Crack Story

Oct. 15th, 2016 | 12:35 am
posted by: ninedaysaqueen in sounis

I haven't made any crack in a long while, so it's time re-earn my Sounis court title. I'm bringing court titles back!

I've had this idea for awhile now, but I didn't feel it would be nice to Megan while we were still waiting for news of book 5. Now that we have a release date for "Thick As Thieves," I decided it's time to laugh at all that trauma now behind us.

The following is based on a true story. Sorry, Megan... I'm not complaining. I promise! We love you!

Warning: Picture and GIF heavy, so if you have a slow computer or internet, be careful.

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Any funny waiting for book five stories you'd like to share? What did you do to celebrate the annoucement of Thick as Thieves?

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Growing up with Gen

Oct. 10th, 2016 | 09:16 pm
posted by: 1221bookworm in sounis

So, so, so.

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A new Mod

Oct. 10th, 2016 | 07:44 pm
mood: relievedrelieved
music: american authors - go big or go home
posted by: checkers65477 in sounis

The lovely and always witty ninedaysaqueen has agreed to help moderate sounis.  Thanks, Lady Jane, for helping get us all whipped up into a frenzy as we count down towards Thick as Thieves.

I was in Barnes and Noble looking at YA books and these covers just seemed so appropriate, like a sign from the gods, whom we do not want to offend. So, now for mods you all have:

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Waiting for a new book, defined in two pictures.

Oct. 8th, 2016 | 08:28 am
posted by: readsintrees in sounis

In 2009 I got a new license plate for my car.

no title

Here's how it looks today:

I feel like this illustrates it perfectly.

Also...it only took seven years and changing career paths to work in a library, but someone FINALLY recognized these and said, "Hey, is that from 'The Thief'?" They were probably quite started from my response, which was to throw my arms wide and my head back, shouting, "FINALLLYYYY!!!!"

Also...perhaps it's time to order replacement plates.

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