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by UnnDunn
Sun Aug 12, 2012 11:16 pm
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: Question on Xenocide
Replies: 13
Views: 2478

Re: Question on Xenocide

I'm don't want to have to start a new topic, so I plan to hijack this thread instead. I'm partway through Xenocide for the first time in more than 10 years, and several thoughts occur to me. It seems to me that while Xenocide has many interesting aspects in it, including a massive moral dilemma of ...
by UnnDunn
Thu Aug 02, 2012 8:51 pm
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: EARTH UNAWARE [The Spoiler Thread]
Replies: 8
Views: 3456

Re: EARTH UNAWARE [The Spoiler Thread]

You nailed it, neo-dragon. That's one of the things I really liked about this book. The sense of isolation felt by El Cavador is thick and oppressive and never, ever goes away.

I think the only other Sci-Fi franchise I've seen tackle that is Battlestar Galactica. And maybe Firefly.
by UnnDunn
Wed Jul 25, 2012 10:21 pm
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: EARTH UNAWARE [The Spoiler Thread]
Replies: 8
Views: 3456

Re: EARTH UNAWARE [The Spoiler Thread]

I understand that. But it's like they spent so much time and effort setting up the next two books that they forgot to tell an actual story in this one. And quite frankly, that pisses me off, because it's such a cynical, ham-fisted, publisher-driven strategy to sell one book for the price of three.
by UnnDunn
Sun Jul 22, 2012 9:38 am
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: EARTH UNAWARE [The Spoiler Thread]
Replies: 8
Views: 3456

Re: EARTH UNAWARE [The Spoiler Thread]

I just want to know where the second half of the book went.
by UnnDunn
Thu May 03, 2012 2:27 pm
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: Ender's aiua split (caution spoilers)
Replies: 29
Views: 5986

Re: Ender's aiua split (caution spoilers)

Yes it's retelling (but also clarifying I hope) the books. The first time I went through the books, I had a very hard time understanding how Jane came to be, and I only grokked it quite recently. So I wanted to try to help clarify it for others.
by UnnDunn
Thu Apr 26, 2012 12:50 am
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: Ender's aiua split (caution spoilers)
Replies: 29
Views: 5986

Re: Ender's aiua split (caution spoilers)

Sorry, man. I'll shut up now.
by UnnDunn
Tue Apr 24, 2012 6:13 am
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: Ender's aiua split (caution spoilers)
Replies: 29
Views: 5986

Re: Ender's aiwa split

Uh-oh, essay time again! ;) In Xenocide , the Hive Queen went into detail about how the Formics tried to reach out to Ender. They noticed Ender subconsciously calling bugger-like philotes in from the Outside as he endlessly studied the Second Invasion videos in Battle School. They thought "hey, mayb...
by UnnDunn
Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:36 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Can we have a Hunger Games Movie thread?
Replies: 48
Views: 6547

Re: Can we have a Hunger Games Movie thread?

Just saw the movie last weekend. Haven't read the books, so I don't have that perspective. That said... I went in expecting a fantasy sci-fi Battle Royale mixed with Survivor and was largely pleased with what I got. I found it horribly cliched at times (did Haymitch really have to be drunk? How awfu...
by UnnDunn
Mon Apr 23, 2012 8:02 am
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: Psychology
Replies: 1
Views: 713

Re: Psychology

According to Neil DeGrasse Tyson, it needs a canonical system of measurments for the things it studies.
by UnnDunn
Sun Apr 22, 2012 11:13 pm
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: Ender's aiua split (caution spoilers)
Replies: 29
Views: 5986

Re: Ender's aiwa split

SPOILERS!!! I hadn't guessed from CotM how long the Hive Queens were interacting with him for and I haven't read EiE yet (damn audio books so hard to find 'em to borrow from libraries). People should use spoiler tags on those things, I mean this one wasn't big but another one that is might come alo...
by UnnDunn
Sun Apr 15, 2012 7:58 am
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: Ender vs Bean
Replies: 59
Views: 24759

Re: Ender vs Bean

I agree that Ender's abilities were natural and borne of his environment and training while Bean's abilities were the result of laboratory fabrication, not natural at all. Really wigginboy? Do you forget certain passages from ES that easily? Note here my quotations might not be accurate because I'm...
by UnnDunn
Tue Apr 10, 2012 7:23 pm
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: Volesku and descoladores
Replies: 8
Views: 2233

Re: Volesku and descoladores

Um... no comment? :P
by UnnDunn
Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:20 pm
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: Shadows in Flight
Replies: 71
Views: 11822

Re: Shadows in Flight

I'm afraid I have to disagree with you, Taft. While the Ender books were definitely concerned with "higher matters" such as philosophy, morality, sentience, humanity and so on, I did enjoy the Shadow books enormously. I haven't read SiF but I have to say, it was the concept of war and tactics at an...
by UnnDunn
Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:58 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Currently Reading / Just Read (Books/stories/whatever)
Replies: 1265
Views: 171627

Re: Currently Reading / Just Read (Books/stories/whatever)

Just read Hunger Games yesterday. Didn't plan on reading it in a day, but alas it grabbed me. now reading the rest of the books. I've been trying to avoid it, because I didn't want to get suckered by the movie hype. Worth the read, then? yeah I'd say so. At the very least it's entertaining. I heard...
by UnnDunn
Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:53 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Those Personal Triumphs No One Else Will Ever Understand
Replies: 1689
Views: 235600

Re: Those Personal Triumphs No One Else Will Ever Understand

I had an op-ed in a national paper, today.
You can't just say something like that and not make with the linkage. That breaks all sorts of netiquette.

Yes, I said "netiquette". I am also fully aware that it is, in fact, the 21st century. What of it? :P
by UnnDunn
Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:50 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Let's Also Talk About...
Replies: 124
Views: 19738

Re: Let's Also Talk About...

One of my greatest fears is one day finding it too hard to poop and needing a laxative.

I dunno, seemed appropriate to mention that in this thread. :|
by UnnDunn
Sun Mar 25, 2012 8:18 pm
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: Ender's aiua split (caution spoilers)
Replies: 29
Views: 5986

Re: Ender's aiwa split

Lengthy speech but I do agree with you on pretty much every point. However, I want to go back to a previous point in this thread (if that's ok) and say that the tension between Novinha and Ender was much fanned by the death of Quim. She couldn't have let him go because a large part of her animosity...
by UnnDunn
Sun Mar 25, 2012 8:00 pm
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: Ender's aiua split (caution spoilers)
Replies: 29
Views: 5986

Re: Ender's aiwa split

Not at all, My post was meant to be somewhat conversational and your response was spot on. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it and it actually gave me some closure on the matter of Ender's passing. This was actually my first read through the series, it took me about 3 weeks to finish the quartet, and t...
by UnnDunn
Thu Mar 22, 2012 1:28 pm
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: Volesku and descoladores
Replies: 8
Views: 2233

Re: Volesku and descoladores

Thanks for responding. I was beginning to think I had said something unnutterably stupid. He could have found the cure and then did the Descolada job but I'll have to re-read SotG. As for that spoiler, I heard somewhere that the Descolada contains the cure for the giantism so if that's what you're ...
by UnnDunn
Tue Mar 20, 2012 11:18 pm
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: Volesku and descoladores
Replies: 8
Views: 2233

Re: Volesku and descoladores

Maybe SiF contradicts this, I haven't got the audio book yet. At the end of SotG, they said that they would send Volesku (hope i spelled it right) off to do genetic research in space. He would be sent off with and used by a colony. Given that he was nuts and obsessed with what he saw as improving s...
by UnnDunn
Tue Mar 20, 2012 9:21 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: The Race Relations/Diversity/Equality Thread
Replies: 586
Views: 67931

Re: The Race Relations/Diversity/Equality Thread

Edit: removed.
by UnnDunn
Sun Mar 18, 2012 11:07 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: The Race Relations/Diversity/Equality Thread
Replies: 586
Views: 67931

Re: The Race Relations/Diversity/Equality Thread

The galling thing is the sheer sincerity with which he said it, like he truly believes in the legitimacy of the point he is making.

It just sickens me when people talk that way.
by UnnDunn
Sun Mar 18, 2012 11:02 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A
Replies: 576
Views: 69815

Re: Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A

Anyone headed to PAX East?

Two and a half weeks to go. I CANNOT wait!
by UnnDunn
Sun Mar 18, 2012 11:01 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Those Personal Triumphs No One Else Will Ever Understand
Replies: 1689
Views: 235600

Re: Those Personal Triumphs No One Else Will Ever Understand

I finished the sign-in page for my forthcoming Windows Phone application, complete with animations, progress indicator and more.

This represents a major hump in my Windows Phone development career. It's been six weeks of beating my head against the keyboard to get to this point. :)
by UnnDunn
Sun Mar 18, 2012 10:58 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Currently Reading / Just Read (Books/stories/whatever)
Replies: 1265
Views: 171627

Re: Currently Reading / Just Read (Books/stories/whatever)

Just read Hunger Games yesterday. Didn't plan on reading it in a day, but alas it grabbed me.

now reading the rest of the books.
I've been trying to avoid it, because I didn't want to get suckered by the movie hype.

Worth the read, then?
by UnnDunn
Sun Mar 18, 2012 10:51 pm
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: Ender's aiua split (caution spoilers)
Replies: 29
Views: 5986

Re: Ender's aiwa split

Heh, I do have a habit of turning in wholly-unasked-for essay-length posts sometimes. You should see some of the tomes I post on Reddit occasionally.
by UnnDunn
Sun Mar 18, 2012 10:49 pm
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: Shadows in Flight
Replies: 71
Views: 11822

Re: Shadows in Flight

Gifts was actually alright, if only because it was designed and marketed as the novella it was always supposed to be. You go in knowing you're going to get a nice little vignette, and that's exactly what you get.
by UnnDunn
Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:23 am
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: Teacher suspended because of "pornographic" Ender's Game...
Replies: 6
Views: 2363

Teacher suspended because of "pornographic" Ender's Game...

Here's the article . A Schofield Middle School teacher has been placed on administrative leave while officials investigate whether the teacher breached school policy or the law when he read to his class from a science fiction book described by one parent as pornographic. Sources said the teacher re...
by UnnDunn
Sun Mar 11, 2012 8:39 pm
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: Ender's aiua split (caution spoilers)
Replies: 29
Views: 5986

Re: Ender's aiwa split

Ender's aiua, ultimately, had one absolutely overwhelming motivation throughout the entire Speaker trilogy: to prevent humans from destroying other sentient life the way they tried to destroy the Formics. That's what his aiua needed to do more than anything. Another, smaller part of his aiua loved N...
by UnnDunn
Sat Mar 10, 2012 2:41 pm
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: Ender's aiua split (caution spoilers)
Replies: 29
Views: 5986

Re: Ender's aiwa split

But the whole point is Ender isn't dead. He's just in two bodies now. And he simply didn't want the old body any more. It's exactly the same thing that happened to Miro when he went Outside the first time, and it happened for largely the same reasons: Miro's body was no longer enough to satisfy the ...
by UnnDunn
Thu Mar 01, 2012 12:21 pm
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: Shadows in Flight
Replies: 71
Views: 11822

Re: Shadows in Flight

Well it's not as if OSC has been paying too much attention to the timeline.
by UnnDunn
Sun Feb 26, 2012 11:58 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A
Replies: 576
Views: 69815

Re: Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A

Anyone else prepping for Mass Effect 3 by playing through the first two? Coming off of Skyrim, the first Mass Effect felt incredibly short. Mass Effect 1 was really only a beginning mission, three main missions and then an ending mission. You could get through it in 8 hours if you were speed-runnin...
by UnnDunn
Sun Feb 26, 2012 11:51 pm
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: Help Us With Interview Questions for Ender Authors
Replies: 2
Views: 753

Re: Help Us With Interview Questions for Ender Authors

JB: While preparing the Ender Authorized Companion, what did you learn about the franchise that intrigued you the most? - "Uchendu"
by UnnDunn
Thu Feb 23, 2012 10:14 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Those Personal Triumphs No One Else Will Ever Understand
Replies: 1689
Views: 235600

Re: Those Personal Triumphs No One Else Will Ever Understand

Here's something for all the geeks in the audience: I finally learned how to program a multi-threaded app in C#.

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