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Postby MGM » Mon Feb 16, 2009 6:44 pm

To start this one up again. I just bought:

DVD's:

Hot Fuzz
Dog Day Afternoon
Serpico


Statues:
Optimus Prime bust by Art Asylum
Sandman 20th anniversiry bookends
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Postby The French Biscuit » Mon Feb 16, 2009 6:49 pm

Book(s)
R.A. Salvatore's The Legend of Drizzt book VII - The Legacy
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Postby MGM » Mon Feb 16, 2009 7:02 pm

Oy, which story is that part of?
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Postby The French Biscuit » Tue Feb 17, 2009 4:46 pm

MGM wrote:Oy, which story is that part of?


Have you not heard tell of the Legend of Drizzt?
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That book is part of the Drow arch in the overall Legend of Drizzt story. There are 13 in that one, and then comes The Hunter's Blade Trilogy and now there's the Transitions series which at the moment consists of 2 books, but there's supposed to be three.

Grand total: 19 books, 3 series.

There's also the off-shoot series, The Sellswords, which has three books and little to no Drizzt.

P.S. I love Todd Lockwood for drawing that. I really do.
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Postby MGM » Tue Feb 17, 2009 4:47 pm

Yes yes, I've got 'em all (well, except the last part, I'm waiting for the rest of the series to come out). The Dark Elf trilogy is the best of it all, BTW. But which part of the tale is the book you're reading now? What happens in the book?
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Postby The French Biscuit » Tue Feb 17, 2009 5:14 pm

MGM wrote:The Dark Elf trilogy is the best of it all, BTW. But which part of the tale is the book you're reading now? What happens in the book?


Indeed.:D

It's after The Halfling's Gem (where they have to go to Calimport to save Regis). I can't remember what this part of the overall story is called.

Summary of The Legacy: Wulfgar and Cattie-Brie's wedding approaches, but there's friction between the happy couple. Regis unexpectedly returns to Mithrall Hall, but he seems different.
Eventually it's revealed that Regis is Artemis Entreri in disguise and he (with a bunch of drow elves including everybody's favourite mercenary Jarlaxle, Drizzt's sister Vierna and his recently be-driderred brother Dinnin) captures Drizzt and takes him away into the Underdark.
And then there's fighting and Pwent and a "death" of someone important (I didn't really feel that bad for him though).

That was a fairly messy summary, but there it is.
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Postby MGM » Tue Feb 17, 2009 5:20 pm

Ah, that one. Can't for the life of me remember who died, but whatever.

Have you read the War of the Spider Queen books (six of them)?
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Postby The French Biscuit » Tue Feb 17, 2009 11:47 pm

MGM wrote:Ah, that one. Can't for the life of me remember who died, but whatever.

Have you read the War of the Spider Queen books (six of them)?


Since you've read them, I'll tell you. It's Wulfgar and he's not really dead. :D

I've seen them, but never picked them up. Are they worth reading?
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Postby MGM » Wed Feb 18, 2009 4:10 am

I figured it was him. I think the character comes out the better from it. He's so whiny before the death.

SpiderQueen books are pretty good, I enjoyed them a lot.
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Postby XIII » Thu Feb 19, 2009 1:32 pm

In New York, I got :

Books :

A gentleman's game - Greg Rucka
Private Wars - Greg Rucka
The Outfit - Richard Stark aka Donald Westlake
The man with the getaway face - Richard Stark aka Donald Westlake

Here, in France

DVDs

The Dark Knight - Christopher Nolan
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Postby Fasheem » Sun Feb 22, 2009 3:42 am

Buy? lol

The French Biscuit wrote:Have you not heard tell of the Legend of Drizzt?


I met this guy once in Baldur's Gate. He helped me win a fight against some gnoles or something and I wanted to kill him and take his stuff but for some reason I can't recall that didn't happen.

I was going to say I liked being Biscie's friend because she's nerdier than me but after that anecdote I'm not sure it's true.
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Postby The French Biscuit » Sun Feb 22, 2009 11:31 am

Fasheem wrote:Buy? lol


:D

Fasheem wrote:I met this guy once in Baldur's Gate. He helped me win a fight against some gnoles or something and I wanted to kill him and take his stuff but for some reason I can't recall that didn't happen.


Yeah, probably not. Drizzt is king in fantasy game world.

Fasheem wrote:I was going to say I liked being Biscie's friend because she's nerdier than me but after that anecdote I'm not sure it's true.


LOL :D I think I'm still the nerdier of the two of us. Image I make all my friends look cooler.
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Postby Mr Wallstreet » Sun Feb 22, 2009 2:19 pm

XBOX 360

HALO 3
Gears of War
Ninja Gaiden 2
Vampire Reign


I brought the XBOX just before the Con but then the boards died. Having spent a butt load of money at Best Buy, I received a bunch of gift certificates which I used to buy Nina Gaiden 2 and Vampire Reign.
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Postby wolf_2099 » Sun Feb 22, 2009 2:25 pm

The French Biscuit wrote:Have you not heard tell of the Legend of Drizzt?


I tried reading this, and just found it to be trite for teenagers.
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Postby MGM » Mon Feb 23, 2009 3:03 am

Very wrong. Read the Dark Elf trilogy.
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Postby Fasheem » Mon Feb 23, 2009 4:09 am

wolf_2099 wrote:I tried reading this, and just found it to be trite for teenagers.


I tried reading something by RA Salvatore as a teenager and found it to be really dull shit.

Mr Wallstreet wrote:Gears of War


This game is so hard, I died early on in training. :(
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Postby William McDert » Tue Feb 24, 2009 12:40 pm

Wally, why would you buy Gears 1 over Gears 2?

What the fucks?
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Postby Mr Wallstreet » Sat Feb 28, 2009 8:02 am

I didn't know if I'd like the GoW series. I wanted to test it out first so I picked up the first part of the game for $20. Now that I know I'll like it, I'll pick up the second game in a bit.

I'd rather be safe and drop $20 on a game to see how it is. If I didn't like it, it's no big loss because its only $20. But if I'd spent $60 and wound up hating it, I'd just be extra pissed.
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Postby Mr Wallstreet » Sat Feb 28, 2009 8:03 am

Fasheem wrote:I tried reading something by RA Salvatore as a teenager and found it to be really dull shit.



This game is so hard, I died early on in training. :(


I'm not great at first person shooters either but good enough to survive.
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Postby MGM » Sat Feb 28, 2009 10:37 am

Runaways HC Vol. 2
Runaways HC Vol. 3
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