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Post by olivia_the_vulcan on Tue Mar 12, 2013 2:16 pm

My favourite fantasy world has to be Lord of the Rings/Middle Earth. It's the fantasy I grew up on and I find nothing that is "hard" fantasy that compares to it. To be fair though, I've not read the ASoIaF books, but I've seen the Game of Thrones season 1 TV show. I like that a lot as well. I feel often times with fantasy that after Tolkien, it's hard to be completely original because fantasy is swords, armour, sometimes elves, orcs, and goblins... and it's just left up to the author to try and make an original story.


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Post by remavas on Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:21 pm

lotr too.
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Post by Anakin on Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:32 pm

I really fell in love with Westeros. There's not many who understand mythology, but G.R.R Martin really knows his stuff. And I dare say, better than Tolkien.
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Post by olivia_the_vulcan on Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:56 pm

Ballsy, Anakin lol.

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Post by JNK on Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:40 pm

Anakin wrote:I really fell in love with Westeros. There's not many who understand mythology, but G.R.R Martin really knows his stuff. And I dare say, better than Tolkien.

I agree Westeros, WOT world and recently Michael Sulivan's worlds are even more detailed and awesome thatn LOTR... but one has to admit that good books can be done in a less detailed world, e.g. mistborn, black company ...

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Post by SJFaerlind on Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:07 am

Tolkein's world will always be my first fantasy love I think. I did love the detail and mythos of Wheel of Time too.

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Post by JNK on Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:27 am

yeah I'm almost done with his 6-logy...

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Post by Atreides on Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:27 am

not much into fantasy, but then what is Dune actually, is it really scifi?
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Post by olivia_the_vulcan on Wed Mar 13, 2013 1:31 pm

I've never seen Dune, but from what I've heard, it's a nice blend of both Smile

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Post by anon on Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:15 pm

yall Forget that almost ANY moder world is BASED on tolkeins...and anakin you say it`s deeper/better that LOTRs..my sis here would disagree, because the depth of tolkiens world, all the spirts, etc, the elfs - it all has huge background, and even the GREAT G.R.R. Martin took most of his ideas from LOTR - I am sure of it.

But which is my favorite Fantasy world, its a very hard question, definatly not westeros (only if I am Lannister Very Happy ), and Lotr is bit too depressing lol, I`m guessing it could be (YEAH) a Harry Potters one (if I am a wizard lol), but I really like the idea of star wars universe - so light sabers and force it is.
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Post by olivia_the_vulcan on Wed Mar 13, 2013 5:13 pm

anon wrote:yall Forget that almost ANY moder world is BASED on tolkeins...and anakin you say it`s deeper/better that LOTRs..my sis here would disagree, because the depth of tolkiens world, all the spirts, etc, the elfs - it all has huge background, and even the GREAT G.R.R. Martin took most of his ideas from LOTR - I am sure of it.

You hit the nail on the head.

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Post by anon on Wed Mar 13, 2013 5:50 pm

haha my Sister is the biggest LOTR fan I know...she has full shelf filled with LOTRs lore and books. haha, she even knows elven (I bit ..i think)
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Post by olivia_the_vulcan on Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:20 pm

I used to know Sindarin, but I forgot it. Such a shame too. I was good at it (had journals written in it even) and on the verge of learning Quenya when I stopped.

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Post by anon on Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:27 pm

yea...in our toilet used to be things written in elven...and that stuff on the ring... :p Oh there memories.
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Post by The Doctor on Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:43 pm

I've got to say, I rather liked the Hunger Games world. With the 13 districts and the capitol.

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Post by JNK on Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:17 pm

I also like worlds in my head... damn, 'cause of them I hardly live in this one Wink

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Post by The Doctor on Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:18 pm

Aw that's okay. I dont think many of us here are always on earth :p

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Post by Ephemeral on Thu Mar 14, 2013 12:30 am

This is mine.

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Post by olivia_the_vulcan on Thu Mar 14, 2013 3:04 am

anon wrote:and that stuff on the ring

I actually laughed out loud at that. I'm going to start referring to it as that from now on whenever it's mentioned.

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Post by Sparrow 33 on Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:12 am

Lord of the Rings and the whole Middle-Earth thing... I don't think I'll ever get tired of it. Next, that would be the Dune Universe. Nothing else in the SF genre even comes close to Dune. After that, mmmm, Clive Barker's Abarat books have a very unique fantasy world.
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Post by Queen of darkness on Thu Mar 14, 2013 12:13 pm

Lotr!

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Post by KWLanford on Thu Mar 14, 2013 1:39 pm

Umm forgotten realms. What world is better than one created by hundreds of writers?
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Post by SJFaerlind on Fri Mar 15, 2013 12:14 am

anon wrote:yall Forget that almost ANY moder world is BASED on tolkeins...and anakin you say it`s deeper/better that LOTRs..my sis here would disagree, because the depth of tolkiens world, all the spirts, etc, the elfs - it all has huge background, and even the GREAT G.R.R. Martin took most of his ideas from LOTR - I am sure of it.

But which is my favorite Fantasy world, its a very hard question, definatly not westeros (only if I am Lannister Very Happy ), and Lotr is bit too depressing lol, I`m guessing it could be (YEAH) a Harry Potters one (if I am a wizard lol), but I really like the idea of star wars universe - so light sabers and force it is.

Tolkein wrote a pile of languages for his world and an entire history and creation myth for it. It`s all in the Simarillion. GRRM didn`t do anything like that so far as I know.

anon wrote:haha my Sister is the biggest LOTR fan I know...she has full shelf filled with LOTRs lore and books. haha, she even knows elven (I bit ..i think)

olivia_the_vulcan wrote:I used to know Sindarin, but I forgot it. Such a shame too. I was good at it (had journals written in it even) and on the verge of learning Quenya when I stopped.
Mae govannen Liv!
I know a few words in Sindarin and Quenya too but I never got into studying it or anything. Just the way it`s written and learning to pronounce it from the instructions would probably fry my brain. Crazy I wonder if people who speak languages other than English would have an easier time of it. The dh sound (as in Caradhras) always ties up my tongue geek
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Post by Klingon on Fri Mar 15, 2013 9:59 am

joined you fantasy forum guys, but so far it wasn't too friedly to me
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Post by The Doctor on Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:18 am

Klingon wrote:joined you fantasy forum guys, but so far it wasn't too friedly to me

What's happened?

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