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by TheShadow
April 9th, 2010, 11:54 am
Forum: Books
Topic: Start with THE HOBBIT or FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING?
Replies: 85
Views: 19346

Re: Start with THE HOBBIT or FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING?

I started with Fellowship since there is no chronological need to read The Hobbit first. Also, I decided to read the books before the movies came out (I put off reading them for a long time), so I wanted to finish them as quickly as possible. You could ask yourself "Should I watch The Hobbit first, ...
by TheShadow
March 23rd, 2010, 12:36 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Best TV show of all time?
Replies: 48
Views: 6443

Re: Best TV show of all time?

The original Transformers, hands down.

Do mini-series count? If so I vote for Rome if I can discount the last episode (or parts of it).

For comedy, Big Bang Theory wins.
by TheShadow
March 8th, 2010, 7:27 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: TWILIGHT - thoughts?
Replies: 107
Views: 24888

Re: TWILIGHT - thoughts?

I think the reason men hate/dislike the Twilight is simple and doesnt require all of this analysis. I dont need to look at linked youtube videos... you can find ANYTHING on the internet, and I hold strong that most men dont like it for the same reason. Why? Because we dont share interests with teena...
by TheShadow
March 7th, 2010, 9:36 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: TWILIGHT - thoughts?
Replies: 107
Views: 24888

Re: TWILIGHT - thoughts?

I will have to take your word on that, BlancheKing. I dont much care about double standards, as the standards are pointless (gotta love PC america), but I do wonder who these 'men' are who were asked why they hate Twilight. I was speaking from real world practicality, and I still highly doubt I coul...
by TheShadow
March 7th, 2010, 8:32 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: TWILIGHT - thoughts?
Replies: 107
Views: 24888

Re: TWILIGHT - thoughts?

I would suppose the same goes for hot-busty-sports-watching-sandwich-making-private-lap-dancing female character, if she ever made it onto the shelves long enough without loud female protests about "the objectifying of women". There is no supposing about it, and no need for loud female protest, as ...
by TheShadow
February 27th, 2010, 11:20 pm
Forum: Excerpts
Topic: Short Story - Critique Please
Replies: 5
Views: 1453

Re: Short Story - Critique Please

I liked it, nice twist at the end. Some questions did come up, though. What struck me most was the 3 hour time frame from when he first looked at his watch to the end... it didn't seem to add up at all. So he waited around for three years. I thought maybe because they found the body he can finally l...
by TheShadow
February 19th, 2010, 3:26 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Request for a Full MS - It came...the rejection.
Replies: 57
Views: 7301

Re: OMG!!! Request for a Full MS!!!!

Congrats, JustineDell. Best of luck to you.
by TheShadow
February 12th, 2010, 10:33 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Urban Fantasy
Replies: 12
Views: 2114

Re: Urban Fantasy

I knew your pages gave me an Urban Fantasy vibe when I read them, I'm not always crazy ramblings. I always took urban fantasy to mean "Fantasy set in the modern world", though I am sure there are more qualities to it like some have said here. I got in a debate with a friend of mine who said it has t...
by TheShadow
February 11th, 2010, 5:04 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query: The Valley and the Shadow - new version page 3
Replies: 26
Views: 4244

Re: Query: The Valley and the Shadow - new version page 3

aspiring_x, Your comments do help, it's just trying to show all of this without being too wordy/long. I would say it's literary, it's told through her voice so you get her inner thoughts/turmoil, and there are some themes and statements, whatever I could leave in during the brutal editing process. I...
by TheShadow
February 11th, 2010, 3:06 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query: The Valley and the Shadow - new version page 3
Replies: 26
Views: 4244

Re: Query: The Valley and the Shadow - new version page 3

Thanks, Serzen. Here is an updated version. Lucinda is a vulnerable young woman in a France starved by famine and torn with revolution. When offered liberation from the oppressive world as a vampire, she turns her back on the light of the sun and God and embraces Dark Immortality. The dark gift empo...
by TheShadow
February 11th, 2010, 12:51 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query: The Valley and the Shadow - new version page 3
Replies: 26
Views: 4244

Re: Query: The Valley and the Shadow - new version page 3

Thanks, aspiring_x. The last thing I want is for this to sound like that (dreaded) book, so I will keep what you said in mind. I must admit I had to look up "Breaking Dawn", and again, I will keep this in mind for changes.

Thanks for your suggestions. Much appreciated! =)
by TheShadow
February 10th, 2010, 11:49 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query: The Valley and the Shadow - new version page 3
Replies: 26
Views: 4244

Re: Query: The Valley and the Shadow

Here is the newish version. Don't be gentle. New Version Several Posts Down Lucinda is a vulnerable young woman in a France starved by famine and torn with revolution. When offered liberation as a vampire from the oppressive world, she turns her back on humanity and embraces Dark Immortality. Given...
by TheShadow
February 10th, 2010, 8:57 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query: Folklore
Replies: 29
Views: 4085

Re: Query: Folklore

Hi aspiring_x! hope my comments help Still too rough I know, but I'm ready for round 2. (I know Remus, it's still too long! I'm trying, really!) Thanks again, you guys! Dear Wonderful Agent, Sixteen-year-old Haley Martin doesn’t like conflict. She keeps her head down and stays out of trouble. She do...
by TheShadow
February 9th, 2010, 1:45 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query: The Valley and the Shadow - new version page 3
Replies: 26
Views: 4244

Re: Query: The Valley and the Shadow

Thanks for your insight, Yoshima! I'm letting everything stew around in my rattled brains right now, trying to find the right angle to this. Your comments will be very helpful. The second is fast paced, more action if you will. Who knows which agent would like which one better. (That is the question...
by TheShadow
February 8th, 2010, 6:31 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query: The Valley and the Shadow - new version page 3
Replies: 26
Views: 4244

Re: Query: The Valley and the Shadow

Thanks, Tycoon, I like it. I think I want to keep the timeframe in the beginning, though. I'm not sure it matters but I think it adds to the setting/ambiance/atmosphere as the reader continues on through the query. What do you think?