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Site Help / Re: Input Idea not working?
« Last post by Moonlake on July 08, 2016, 06:49:27 AM »
As far as I'm aware by clicking on the table which shows extra perks that comes with leveling up, idea submission is never one of the perks. But I just tried inputting an idea from the quick menu and it worked for me.

I think one of the first questions the admins would ask is what browser you using?
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Site Help / Input Idea not working?
« Last post by Clemmensen on July 08, 2016, 05:32:41 AM »
Hi Guys.

I just have to ask, since I can't find the answer..

Does "Input Idea" in the "quick" tab work?

I have tried to submit several ideas, but when I press "Submit Idea" nothing happens. Is my level to low?

Thanks for a nice site btw..

Cheers :wink:
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Tomes and Illusions / Re: The Shannara Chronicles
« Last post by Moonlake on July 06, 2016, 08:07:50 PM »
I think adaption of books for TV/movies in the majority of cases always make the story lose flavour. Luckily, LoR movie (just LoR, not Hobbit) is passable for me but I still prefer the book though I'm aware that there are people who take the opposite view to me. So I can sympathise.

Personally, I haven't read GoT and don't intend to, same with Harry Potter. The former cos I remember Strolenati are divided on whether it's a good series or not (I vaguely remember a forum thread on GoT and someone said that he/she doesn't know the author manages to say nothing for like 10 Chaps or sth, or is this Robert Jordan and his ultra long series? I might have mixed up between the two) but mainly cos it's dark fantasy which is not my normal cup of tea. Don't like Harry Potter since saw movie of the first book and I don't really like the underlying world that reminds me of witchery (I'm an avid fan of fantasy but just happens to not like witchery) and plus I don't really like fantasy series pitched at younger audiences than full adults. I do read YA once in a while and there are one specific set of YA series that I like due to the underlying world and the set of protagonists in the starting series but that's it in terms of my appreciation of YA fantasy. HP is supposedly YA but the first movie felt like it could be for primary school kids so I felt like it's pitched at a level 'too young' for my taste. So never thought it it's worth my while to pick up the series in first place even though later I read sth about the series turning into for adult later on.

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Tomes and Illusions / Re: The Shannara Chronicles
« Last post by Scrasamax on July 06, 2016, 07:31:37 PM »
It kinda made me happy because the big fantasy thing now,  Game of Thrones,  I can't particularly stand
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Tomes and Illusions / Re: The Shannara Chronicles
« Last post by Moonlake on July 06, 2016, 07:27:35 PM »
Now they are really televising and movie-ising all these books. Read the books (the original series anyway) and must say that I'm not a real fan. Don't hate it but don't love it either, a bit lukewarm is how I call it. Anyway, a bit sidetrack to original post by Scras but feel like idle chat.
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Freeform Roleplaying / Re: something something...
« Last post by Murometz on July 06, 2016, 02:43:44 PM »
Many apologies!!! The 3-day holiday weekend turned into an impromptu mini family vacation. I'll be back!! And vow to reboot this!!
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Tomes and Illusions / Re: The Shannara Chronicles
« Last post by Longspeak on July 06, 2016, 01:33:39 AM »
I've been watching with my wife. While I'm not quite as positive as you, we are enjoying it. I was actually really annoyed they made the post-apoc so blatant. Now, I read the first three books ages ago and none since then, but I remember that being a pretty big reveal late in the first book.

The dialog can get pretty bad, pulls me from the moment.

Agree about the monsters.

Agree about Allanon. Good actor to play him. Kept thinking the Elf King should threaten to kill all the elves with an Axe, though. :D

I was over the sexual tension between the cute young things the minute it started. Hamfisted handling of that.

But overall, still enjoying it. I've certainly seen worse TV and worse fantasy.
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Tomes and Illusions / The Shannara Chronicles
« Last post by Scrasamax on July 05, 2016, 11:52:42 PM »
So between house work, writing, and goofing off on the computer (rainy vacation day, ugh) I pulled up MTV's The Shannara Chronicles on Netflix. I was surprised to see it on there, and decided to watch it in the background. I have to say it surprised me quite a lot.

The costumes were quite good, and the ladies of the show looked nice, and pro/con it stayed PG.
The set building, and use of sets was also excellent, and looked strangely on par with feature films. There was CG backgrounds in places, but the graphic guys did a decent job of it, and I didn't hate it, and I hate CGI.
The monster design wasn't great, but it did a passable job.
The screenery was fantastic, most people tend to overlook that the series of books were post-apoc fantasy, and there are plenty of scenes where the characters are passing through the ruins of our world.
Casting was good, I found myself interested in the characters, and concerned about them. I read the books a loooong time ago and couldn't remember who lived, died, etc.
The make-up department hit it out of the park with their work. The elves were their own, not trying to ape Tolkien's shining elves. They were grundgy and unshaven, and not up for taking s**t off of anyone, certainly not humans.
The bad guys were bad, make-up was on point, and the use of sound and camera effects really conveyed that the Dag Modra wasn't just a baddie, but was a MAJOR baddie. Also, the bad guys used their own language, and it was subtitled. Bonus points for that.

I was quite floored by what a @!#$ing fantastic job MTV did producing an epic fantasy. It probably didn't hurt that Jon Favreau was helming itc. Manu Bennett simply kills the role of Allanon, but he has some legit film credits, including playing Azog in two of the Hobbit movies, Slade Wilson in Arrow, the Spartacus series, and even a one shot role on Xena, Warrior Princess. I'm impressed.

It has somewhat rekindled my interest in fantasy, and faith in the genre
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Fields of Challenge / Re: 4 Sentence NPC Challenge
« Last post by Longspeak on July 05, 2016, 09:45:05 PM »
[Barney Stinson]

"Challenge Accepted!"

[/Barney]
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Freeform Roleplaying / Re: something something...
« Last post by Moonlake on July 05, 2016, 07:30:45 PM »
[OOC: looks like minor delay is prolonged]
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