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  • Yeah, I'm pretty sure that going silly is the way most people would approach Round Robins. at 21:58 on 04-05-2016 by Arthur B - link
  • I always wondered how serious it was supposed to be. Lovecraft's section is verging on self-parody, though not outright there, and Howard's section is superlatively machismic. The writing ci... at 19:33 on 04-05-2016 by Shim - link
  • Relatedly, The Challenge From Beyond was kicked off by C.L. Moore, who ended up marrying fellow pulp writer/Lovecraft correspondent Henry Kuttner when he wrote her a fan letter under th... at 15:11 on 04-05-2016 by Arthur B - link
  • So I found this anecdote involving Lovecraft and Howard and thought of you all. at 07:54 on 04-05-2016 by Melanie - link
  • Well, lore-wise the Space Marines are supposed to reflect monastic orders, while the Sisters of Battle are supposed to be nuns, and that kind of "separate but equal" thing might work if they w... at 03:13 on 04-05-2016 by James D - link
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  • on The Fionavar Travesty : Adrienne:  
    One of the overarching themes of the Tapestry is "fuck destiny", really. There's all these proph...
    22:37 on 01-05-2016 - Janne Kirjasniemi - link
  • on The Fionavar Travesty :
    So they're known in all the worlds (there's definitely an implication that travel between worlds used to be a lot easier, to...
    13:47 on 01-05-2016 - Arthur B - link
  • on The Fionavar Travesty : One of the interesting things about the way the Arthur subplot plays out is that there's some implication that his story -- "saddest tal... 03:02 on 01-05-2016 - Adrienne - link
  • on The Fionavar Travesty : Well, the thing is, there IS no ur-Arthur. The story of Arthur is presented as ... something that only happened once, and for part of wh... 02:42 on 01-05-2016 - Adrienne - link
  • on Fear and Loathing In the Cybertron War : Yeah, but on the other hand if the Egyptian and Jordanian military suddenly become incredibly active in the general area of the Sinai pe... 16:48 on 30-04-2016 - Arthur B - link
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