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by Deinonychus
Fri May 14, 2010 2:25 am
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: should Bean have abandoned Petra?
Replies: 44
Views: 10717

Obviously I would make exceptions for abusive relationships... ...about it wrong. The divorce coment I made was admittedly dumb and irrelevant. You must admit that with everybody exercising a supposed right to self determination, and everybody's intended course opposing or interfering with any numb...
by Deinonychus
Thu May 13, 2010 7:48 pm
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: Ender's Game plot question...
Replies: 16
Views: 4332

The first battle after Mazer began "running" the "simulated" enemy was too easy because the Buggers were witnessing the Little Doctor for the first time. Whoa! How's that? Maybe i'm a lot hazier on the story than i thought. I had in mind that the only use of the Little Doctor was in the final battl...
by Deinonychus
Thu May 13, 2010 2:36 pm
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: Did Ender's Game make you cry?
Replies: 52
Views: 22270

Not precisely sure about EG, but in various other places in various books. I'm exceptionally, sometimes annoyingly, empathetic. That SotG ending's a killer when you've come through so much with Bean and Petra. The reason i consider Card perhaps my favorite author, though, is how often while reading ...
by Deinonychus
Thu May 13, 2010 2:22 pm
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: New Ender's Game Cover
Replies: 24
Views: 4396

It's tighter and sleeker than I imagined, and thus it's better than I imagined. Ditto on sleeker, but i like accuracy. The kid himself looks kinda... wrong. ... He doesn't look properly haunted or fiercely capable, but merely bored and maybe a little sad. That isn't the impression i got at all. I t...
by Deinonychus
Thu May 13, 2010 2:05 pm
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: Ender's Game plot question...
Replies: 16
Views: 4332

Had to pop in and have a look at this provocative question. And what do i find out? Psudo has again pre-empted my answer. :wink: All fair answers, but yes, the way i remember it, the Hive Queens, in addtion to having huge remorse after discovering through Ender that they had killed thousands or mill...
by Deinonychus
Thu May 13, 2010 1:22 pm
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: should Bean have abandoned Petra?
Replies: 44
Views: 10717

If she forced him to take her, would you say she denied his right of self-determination? Ah, crap! That's what i should have noted instead of sounding like a weenie. I wasn't having one of my clearer days. In point of fact Petra did impose many conditions and constraints on Bean and the conditions ...
by Deinonychus
Wed May 12, 2010 10:47 pm
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: should Bean have abandoned Petra?
Replies: 44
Views: 10717

That's silly. He only denied her the right to choose in one decision. Such actions are taken all the time, even by those in loving relationships. Or how about in ending them. The way you're looking at it, someone who decides on divorce is denying the right of self determination to the spouse. Lookin...
by Deinonychus
Wed May 12, 2010 8:39 pm
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: should Bean have abandoned Petra?
Replies: 44
Views: 10717

Also, I think Bean wanted to think he was making the right and noble decision, but in doing so he denied Petra the free will to choose for herself what her fate would be, and took the cowardly way out. Cowardly?! Wrong word altogether. "Wanted to think.."? He believed it absolutely. He knew it was ...
by Deinonychus
Tue May 11, 2010 12:54 am
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: should Bean have abandoned Petra?
Replies: 44
Views: 10717

And at the end of Giant, Volescu was sentenced to research on a colony world. He had been working on an imperfect Descolada type virus. Which wasn't perfect. Instead of executing him, Graff thought to use him (*cough Achilles *cough*) first to further research into a cure for Bean, and then as a us...
by Deinonychus
Tue May 11, 2010 12:41 am
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: should Bean have abandoned Petra?
Replies: 44
Views: 10717

I think he made the right decision by a narrow margin. On an equally important question of whether Card made the right decision in writing it that way? Absolutely! Handled great! Gave the ending more than one of those unbelievably powerful Card moments! Brilliant! No clichéd or simple "happily ever...
by Deinonychus
Tue May 11, 2010 12:27 am
Forum: The Foyer: Welcome to The Philotic Web Community!
Topic: Not a newb
Replies: 3
Views: 2065

Substitute "sequentially" for "immediately" and it will... possibly be untrue still. I may have slipped in Seventh Son and Red Prophet in there. Didn't get to the other Alvin Maker ones till quite recently when i started the series from scratch. Caught The Folk of the Fringe somewhere in there.
by Deinonychus
Mon May 10, 2010 5:01 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Sleep Positions
Replies: 52
Views: 5825

Nah, the personality relationship doesn't fly. I can't sleep face-down without waking with a stiff neck and possible numb body parts. I can sleep on my back, but i invariably have very lengthy, extremely vivid and detailed dreams with extensive plots (sometimes with several half-wakings followed by ...
by Deinonychus
Mon May 10, 2010 4:43 pm
Forum: Other Orson Scott Card Novels, Stories and Adaptations
Topic: Favorite OSC book?
Replies: 43
Views: 24650

Re: Favorite OSC book?

I say, yes. Now, I adore all the Ender books. I do. However, the Worthing Saga is definitely my favorite of all of OSC's books. I only remembered some of the basics, and being out of new Card books at the moment, i just reread it after many years. I must say i was somewhat disappointed. Didn't even...
by Deinonychus
Mon May 10, 2010 4:37 pm
Forum: The Foyer: Welcome to The Philotic Web Community!
Topic: Not a newb
Replies: 3
Views: 2065

Not a newb

Just made so many posts that the number wrapped around. :wink: I first read EG 22 years ago, and immediately followed with Speaker for the Dead and Xenocide. Have read all the Ender novels but only one short story: A War of Gifts Have reread the original 3 at least two other times, also. Read a lot ...
by Deinonychus
Mon May 10, 2010 4:01 pm
Forum: The Foyer: Welcome to The Philotic Web Community!
Topic: PWEB FAQ - If you're new, start here. (old)
Replies: 93
Views: 37693

I'll likely remain fairly enthusiastic as long as OSC keeps writing. 8)
by Deinonychus
Mon May 10, 2010 1:52 pm
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: New Ender's Game Cover
Replies: 24
Views: 4396

My first impression was: I like it! Then came: Shouldn't have the wires. In fact, the suit doesn't look much like descriptions, as far as i remember. I too imagine him with darker hair. Lotta young boys look a little girlish, and vice-versa, but that wasn't something i especially noted in this case.
by Deinonychus
Mon May 10, 2010 1:49 pm
Forum: The Foyer: Welcome to The Philotic Web Community!
Topic: PWEB FAQ - If you're new, start here. (old)
Replies: 93
Views: 37693

What was on the old Pweb? In a word: Awesomeness. A brief history of Pweb:... Looks impressive. Wish i'd been here. Too vanilla now. The talk about crashes is a bit odd. Almost every board i visit has had them and none has ever started from scratch. No database backup kept?! Reading this thread was...

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