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by UnnDunn
Sat Jun 28, 2008 10:47 pm
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: Reaction to Ender's Game
Replies: 22
Views: 8153

I don't know about "widely regarded"...I think SftD is terrific but in a completely different way than EG. Well, nearly everyone I've spoken to who has read both has preferred Speaker (though they unanimously agree that EG made a bigger impact on them.) Granted, that's only maybe 5 people (apart fr...
by UnnDunn
Sat Jun 28, 2008 10:44 pm
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: Which is better?
Replies: 109
Views: 50839

Isn't it rumored that Bean and Ender will re-unite at some point? If so, then perhaps Ender in Exile and Shadows in Flight are the same book... or at least the same story in two volumnes, EG/ES-style...
by UnnDunn
Thu Jun 26, 2008 9:06 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Corn on the cob
Replies: 28
Views: 8201

Like a typewriter? Now that's just crazy talk.

Around the circumference is the only way to go.
by UnnDunn
Tue Jun 24, 2008 8:55 pm
Forum: Other Orson Scott Card Novels, Stories and Adaptations
Topic: Advent Rising...
Replies: 3
Views: 6231

Advent Rising...

Has anyone played Advent Rising? That's the game Majesco did with OSC.

It was supposed to be a trilogy, but the first game bombed hard at retail, almost taking Majesco with it. I heard it wasn't actually all that bad, though, and I was wondering if it was worth eBaying...
by UnnDunn
Mon Jun 23, 2008 8:03 pm
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: Reaction to Ender's Game
Replies: 22
Views: 8153

Re: Reaction to Ender's Game

I'm wondering if the rest of the series revolves around video games.
It doesn't. But don't let that stop you from reading them. The sequel, Speaker for the Dead is widely regarded to be better than Ender's Game.
by UnnDunn
Thu Jun 19, 2008 6:33 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Things that I hate
Replies: 3013
Views: 495403

You want to know what I hate? Nextel phones. Specifically, the walkie-talkie feature. Especially when I'm on the bus, and some ignant ni**a in the back is chirping his boy, and the "chirps" are so loud they could be heard in freakin' Los Angeles.

Drives me absolutely up the wall.
by UnnDunn
Thu Jun 19, 2008 6:23 pm
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: Songs that remind you of Ender's Game (or lyrics)
Replies: 27
Views: 15875

OK, so last summer, my nephew left for Nigeria and I picked up his copy of EG. Around the same time, I downloaded Karma by Delerium, a "band" whose remixes I heard all the time (being a trance listener) but I had never heard the originals. I was hooked on both. Over the next month I burned through t...
by UnnDunn
Wed Jun 18, 2008 8:50 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Steam
Replies: 12
Views: 3578

Anytime someone mentions Steam, I think of that movie The Bone Collector, where one person was killed by a high-pressure blast of steam to the face. 8)
by UnnDunn
Mon Jun 16, 2008 9:05 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Books you want to buy next:
Replies: 14
Views: 4687

Isn't there only one Foundation series? As in, the original trilogy and then prequels and sequels?
There's the original trilogy written by Asimov, and then there's another trilogy written by other dudes, which fits chronologically between Second Foundation and the two sequels that Asimov wrote.
by UnnDunn
Mon Jun 16, 2008 4:47 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Books you want to buy next:
Replies: 14
Views: 4687

Once I'm done with Snow Crash, I'll be going on an Asimov kick, the Robot series and the second Foundation series (I've already read the first Foundation series.)

Nowadays, I buy books frequently enough to justify a Borders Rewards card...
by UnnDunn
Fri Jun 13, 2008 2:51 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Reasons not to move to/live in NYC
Replies: 49
Views: 14881

Queens lost power for TWO WEEKS in the summer of 2006. Nya-nya, ooo in 2003 Manhattan lost power for three whole days , well, CRY ME A FREAKING RIVER. Have you ever got without electricity for two whole weeks? Not just your apartment, but ALL apartments, all grocery stores, all restaurants, all EVE...
by UnnDunn
Sat Jun 07, 2008 8:55 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Currently Reading / Just Read (Books/stories/whatever)
Replies: 1265
Views: 231563

Currently reading Snow Crash, with I, Robot on deck.
by UnnDunn
Fri Jun 06, 2008 5:53 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Reasons not to move to/live in NYC
Replies: 49
Views: 14881

There's something irksome about people complaining about a decresing bonus when they're only paying $2 a ride for one of the most advanced subway systems in the world, but for the life of me I can't quite put my finger on why. NYC Subway? Advanced? BAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHA! Sorry, but no. NYC Subway may b...
by UnnDunn
Tue Jun 03, 2008 10:31 pm
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: Question about Ender's Game
Replies: 14
Views: 7549

SPOILER for those who haven't read SotD or Xenocide. The fact that the computer found a current picture of Peter, and that it was an audience of Peters that cheered Ender on when he "won" the game, was the building of the bridge between Ender and the Hive Queen. I think, anyway...these are just my ...
by UnnDunn
Mon Jun 02, 2008 11:22 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Reasons not to move to/live in NYC
Replies: 49
Views: 14881

Cypress Hills
by UnnDunn
Mon Jun 02, 2008 2:18 pm
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: Finished the book
Replies: 4
Views: 2725

I'm not sure if this is heresy or not, but I think First Impressions is unnecessary.
First Impressions or First Meetings?

I agree it's somewhat unnecessary, but it does offer intriguing insights.
by UnnDunn
Mon Jun 02, 2008 8:11 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Reasons not to move to/live in NYC
Replies: 49
Views: 14881

Superhero fights in the streets - they just wreak havoc on parking.
Having said that, one thing I just found out (since I just started driving in NYC...) After 7pm and on weekends, NYC is a parking paradise. So if you want to drive here, just do it after 7pm.
by UnnDunn
Mon Jun 02, 2008 8:09 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Reasons not to move to/live in NYC
Replies: 49
Views: 14881

They just raised the subway fare. Sort of. In a roundabout way. How do they raise the subway fare sort of in a roundabout way? The base subway fare is $2, but if you buy several rides in advance, you get a bonus. The bonus used to be 20% when buying $10 or more in rides ($10 would get you $12 in ri...
by UnnDunn
Sat May 31, 2008 6:36 pm
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: Real-life Speakers?
Replies: 35
Views: 12926

The only way to do things properly would be to have a single, unified Speaker's Guild, or something similar, and rather than having Speakers personally requested, a generic request could be submitted, etc. Oh god no; then Speaking would become a religion, and Speakers would become celebrities or so...
by UnnDunn
Sat May 31, 2008 6:25 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: On forgiveness, etc
Replies: 14
Views: 5774

I think it's important to make a distinction between "holding a grudge" against someone and simply letting the negative event inform you more about that person. Let's say your roommate/sibling/etc. steals money from you, you find out and you forgive that person... you would start putting your money ...
by UnnDunn
Thu May 29, 2008 8:02 am
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: Reaction to the first time reading of Ender's Game
Replies: 20
Views: 8062

I still maintain that the 'net existed when EG was written, and it looked a lot more like EG had it than it does today, making these predictions less impressive. But I get the feeling people are going to get tired of me saying that really fast... Isn't that the way with many sci-fi writers? That th...
by UnnDunn
Tue May 27, 2008 10:46 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: The Web of Pwebbers
Replies: 149
Views: 33305

Wow I feel like a total outsider now. :(
by UnnDunn
Tue May 27, 2008 10:11 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Reasons not to move to/live in NYC
Replies: 49
Views: 14881

The horrible stench and the colluded traffic. Um... no. Bone-crunching monsters and brain-gobbling zombies are one thing... but my city most certainly does NOT stink, thank you very much. I'm glad I wasn't the first one to have to say that. I should have known I could count on you. As far as good r...
by UnnDunn
Tue May 27, 2008 10:10 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Reasons not to move to/live in NYC
Replies: 49
Views: 14881

Um... big dude made of sand keeps terrorizing everyone? I'd say that's a reason not to move here. That and the impossible parking situation...
by UnnDunn
Mon May 26, 2008 9:43 pm
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: OK, help me out here...
Replies: 6
Views: 2908

Bah, Investment Counselor was somewhat disappointing, though The Polish Boy and Teacher's Pest were quite good, I thought. And of course, the original Ender's Game was quite an intriguing read. Investment Counselor made Ender seem really, really dumb. I mean, after everything he's done, he can't fig...
by UnnDunn
Mon May 26, 2008 9:30 pm
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: Finished the book
Replies: 4
Views: 2725

Hello and welcome to Pweb! Now that you've read Ender's Game , do yourself a favor and read the (arguably better) sequel, Speaker for the Dead . Then check out the rest of the eight core books in the Ender series, and the two "additional" books: The Ender quartet tells the story of how, 3000 years a...
by UnnDunn
Wed May 21, 2008 10:15 pm
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: Real-life Speakers?
Replies: 35
Views: 12926

I think there's way too much room for error for this to ever be a good idea, much as I like the idea in the book . Would it matter though? I mean, even the Speakers in the books were only giving their particular interpretation on events. Yeah Ender's interpretation was largely (and uncannily) accur...
by UnnDunn
Wed May 21, 2008 8:15 pm
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: Real-life Speakers?
Replies: 35
Views: 12926

But look at the fiasco that happened at the speaking of Novinha's husband (I always forget his name). I think secrets like that could come out at real speakings and tear apart the people attending. I know that this is an extreme example, but still. Well that was because of the sheer magnitude of th...
by UnnDunn
Tue May 20, 2008 10:26 pm
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: Bean: Would YOU be Him?
Replies: 37
Views: 12862

~20 years is more than enough to live a very full life when you're that smart and grow that fast.
Spoken like someone who's likely under 20.
I'm actually 29.
by UnnDunn
Mon May 19, 2008 9:18 pm
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: Audiobook Version of Enderverse novels
Replies: 8
Views: 5768

I have Xenocide in audio. Didn't like it all that much. And Audible charges way too much.
by UnnDunn
Mon May 19, 2008 9:16 pm
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: Real-life Speakers?
Replies: 35
Views: 12926

Real-life Speakers?

Do they exist? Has anyone met one or retained one's services? Has anyone tried to do Speakings?

Just curious. I've often thought it'd be cool to have someone do a Speaking of me...
by UnnDunn
Sun May 18, 2008 11:15 am
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: Better commander in real military, Ender, Bean?
Replies: 42
Views: 18020

Yeah, but it was pretty dumb of me to assume that Bean couldn't handle a similarly large force just because we don't see him do it. And I don't think anyone here would bet against him being able to do it. Graff and Mazer certainly believed he could. I haven't yet voted on the poll, but now I'm leani...
by UnnDunn
Sun May 18, 2008 11:00 am
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: Ender in Exile: in stores/libraries now - Spoilers!
Replies: 209
Views: 58392

Um... am I the only person who doesn't really care for the cover art? My opinion is if a book has fanciful cover art, that means the publisher thought it couldn't sell on its own merits. All of my favorite books have nondescript cover art that only makes any kind of sense once you have actually read...
by UnnDunn
Sun May 18, 2008 10:54 am
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: OK, help me out here...
Replies: 6
Views: 2908

OK, so I just ordered First Meetings from Amazon, largely to read Investment Counselor . I can understand that Peter would want the people around him to believe he was solely responsible for sending Ender away, but why would he say that to Ender and Val themselves, as he did at the end of SotG when ...
by UnnDunn
Fri May 16, 2008 12:16 pm
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: Better commander in real military, Ender, Bean?
Replies: 42
Views: 18020

zeroguy I guess you're right; nothing really indicates that Bean can't handle large armies. So I guess, once again the core Ender vs. Bean question comes down to raw intelligence and survival skills vs. empathy and fierce devotion.

Dagnabbit, and here I thought I had the definitive answer. ;)

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