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By the hilt

Sep. 18th, 2019 | 04:38 pm
posted by: freenarnian in sounis

Hello, Sounis! How is everyone?

Just thought I'd share this post by noratheodora on tumblr:

“During an argument with my father I’d sworn, in front of an embarrassing number of people, not to take a sword by the hilt unless my life was in danger.” (The Thief, chapter 12, using the e-book so I can’t find a page number.)

Okay. So Gen took an oath not to use a sword unless his life was in danger. This explains some of his behavior in The Thief, such as refusing to spar with Ambiades. But we later see him using a sword in The King of Attolia.

It’s true that he made this oath before he met the gods while stealing Hamiathes’ gift, but the tone of this quote makes it sound like he was more concerned with personal embarrassment about breaking the oath. Still, Eugenides’ reputation matters a lot to him, enough that I’d expect him to keep even a haphazardly made oath.

Then I realized. After Eugenides becomes king, his life is always in danger.

To which tumblr user tenney-shoes replied:

May I also remind, for your consideration, that when his life is a bit more blatantly in danger in the Queen’s Garden, he does not grab the Assassin’s sword/knife by the hilt.

Interesting observations, ay? I'll have fun taking a closer look at these details in my next re-read!

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ot: Reaper Man on sale

Sep. 11th, 2019 | 11:40 am
mood: jubilantjubilant
music: PDX Broadsides--Let The Wild Rumpus Start
posted by: filkferengi in sounis

_Reaper Man_ by Terry Pratchett is 1.99 on amazon and bn.com: https://www.amazon.com/Reaper-Man-Discworld-Terry-Pratchett-ebook/dp/B000UVBT4A and https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/reaper-man-terry-pratchett/1100615878?ean=9780061807053#/

Squee!

Let the wild rumpus start! [https://thepdxbroadsides.bandcamp.com/track/let-the-wild-rumpus-start ]

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Song!

Sep. 7th, 2019 | 08:20 am
mood: bouncybouncy
music: Sunnie Larsen--The Last Page [Brooke Abbey]
posted by: filkferengi in sounis

I was on the way home from the booksale yesterday, and getting caught up on Filkcast [a wonderful filk podcast, that comes out every 2 weeks]. During this episode [http://filkcast.blogspot.com/2019/07/filkcast-episode-19-july-17-2019.html ], they played a delightful song called "The Last Page."

It's on Sunnie Larsen's new album [https://sunnielarsen.bandcamp.com/track/the-last-page ], so I assumed she wrote it. But, upon looking it up, I find it was written by yam , a major Bujold & mwt fan. It's reasonable to infer that their books were at least at the top of her list.

It wonderfully encapsulates that feeling of meeting "your" characters for the first time.

And, the music's ridiculously gorgeous, so everyone wins!

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Personal Discovery

Aug. 22nd, 2019 | 07:33 pm
posted by: eachase in sounis

You learn that your identity is more "Megan Whalen Turner" fan than "Material Services Manager" when you see the subject line RE: [ULC-Collections] MWT Binge Boxes and think, "Megan Whalen Turner binge boxes?! I don’t know what those are, but I’m in!"

And then are sadly disappointed to learn that by MWT, they mean "MidWest Tapes."

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Release Date for Return of the Thief

Aug. 20th, 2019 | 09:05 pm
mood: happyhappy
posted by: checkers65477 in sounis

We have a date, we have a date! Amazon and Goodreads lists the release date for Return of the Thief as August 25, 2020. Another whole year, boohoo! But, only one more year, hooray! Glass half full, people!

And there's an interesting article about the release date, with some musings about what may happen to Eugenides and Friends in this last book. Take a look at Beth Aderhold's Hypable article here.

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How to Support Your Favorite Author

Aug. 11th, 2019 | 04:41 pm
posted by: eachase in sounis

Also seen on FB and too good not to share:

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Inquiring Minds Want to Know

Aug. 10th, 2019 | 11:33 am
posted by: eachase in sounis

This advertisement from a 1933 issue of Better Homes and Gardens caught my eye. Now I can't help but wonder... what brand of baking powder does MWT use?




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ot: Metropolitan Museum Of Art books

Aug. 6th, 2019 | 07:20 pm
mood: excitedexcited
music: Mikey Mason--A Hat Full Of Sky
posted by: filkferengi in sounis

The Metropolitan Museum Of Art has a register of books they’ve published that are out of print and that you can download for free! They’re mostly books on art, archeology, architecture, fashion and history.

https://www.metmuseum.org/art/metpublications/titles-with-full-text-online?searchtype=F

Squee!

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I love a well-placed comma

Aug. 2nd, 2019 | 07:45 pm
posted by: eachase in sounis

Seen on FB and too perfect not to share here:

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Hmmm, would he make a good Eugenides?

Jul. 23rd, 2019 | 04:09 pm
posted by: checkers65477 in sounis

I saw the live-action Aladdin movie yesterday and as I watched actor Mena Massoud jump off roofs, steal earrings, juggle (albeit with two hands), and grin at everyone who hated him I thought, "THIS IS GEN." His hair curls around his ears. He can raise one eyebrow. No feather shaped scar, that I could see, but he has an adorable dimple.

Does anyone else think the same?
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