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Shaman's Crossing

It’s been a couple of months since I finished reading this book, and I’m only now finding time to write about it. Shaman’s Crossing is the first book in Robin Hobb’s latest trilogy, Soldier Son. The second book, Forest Mage, was published last year, and the third installment, Renegade’s Magic, is due out in January of 2008. Shaman’s Crossing is...

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Leaves' Eyes

Someone just posted some information on another female-fronted metal band, one that I haven’t talked about yet. So I looked them up and listened to a few songs. The band is called Leaves’ Eyes. The name sounded familiar, and sure enough I recognized them. I think I must have followed a link to their Web site at some point back before I started ...

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Excuse Report

Here is a report on all my excuses for not writing recently. First off is the new baby. She’s five weeks old but still not sleeping through the night and still needing to be held a lot. She’s nursing, which takes Mom out of the picture for a good amount of time, meaning Dad has to help out more than usual. Second is the fact that we’re moving. ...

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Plumb and Flyleaf

So I finally had a chance to check out the bands Plumb and Flyleaf this weekend. I don’t have a whole lot to say about either of them, mainly because their musical style, while high quality, doesn’t really fall into my normal realm of favorites. Flyleaf is, like Riotimus already mentioned, more along the lines of post-grunge than metal, and I ce...

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Shoot the Mime

Back in the day, my brother, author of Blog Ing, was in a cool rock band called Shoot the Mime. I think most of my blog readers already know that, either from reading Blog Ing or from knowing Ing back in the day. So you probably know that we’re trying to help prove Shoot the Mime existed by giving the band a little bit of a Web presence. The goa...

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Robert Jordan is Dead

It’s true. He died yesterday afternoon at 2:45 pm. I won’t repeat all the details here, just give you a few links: Dragonmount, his official blog, where the news first appeared The Associated Press article reporting the news Wotmania.com with some info on the future of the books Wikipedia.org article on Robert Jordan

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The Fellowship of the Ring

This morning I finished rereading The Fellowship of the Ring for the third time. I first read it in fifth grade, and I really don’t remember anything about that experience, except that it hooked me on epic fantasy. I read The Two Towers and The Return of the King the same year. In sixth grade, I read the Silmarillion. My teacher didn’t believe I...

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Sword of the New World

“Why we play fantasy games, part three: Because special attacks that make the air around you glow and pulse with magical life are much cooler than head-butting an angry tramp.” “Why we play fantasy games, part four: Because we like big, shiny swords. And also, because it’s frightening outside, with its unnecessary brightness and horrible blue r...

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