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#2851940 Looking for some new Sci/Fi or Fantasy novels.

Posted by Crixtala on 15 July 2014 - 03:20 PM


I can't recommend these books enough:

The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch - First in a series of seven books, with only 3 being published so far - one of my favorite "new" authors... It isn't so much as medieval fantasy in the vein of GoT but it is more like a Renaissance era Venice type setting... but you'll fall in love with the main characters like you do with the GoT characters. Locke Lamora himself is probably one of my favorite protagonists ever.

just bought this, thanks

#2851138 yellow jacket nest in the back yard

Posted by Crixtala on 15 July 2014 - 09:07 AM


You can get a spray that will kill them and shoots a stream of poison a very long distance.  I have used it.  It works.

used this last week and it seems to have done the job well... after both my dogs got stung and i got stung while weed whacking, i figured it was time they found somewhere else to live.

their nest was underground and i'm still not sure where, so i doused a pretty large portion of the ground i thought they were. they'll apparently re-enter the nest after being sprayed and spread it to the nest as well. they've not been swarming in that area since and i've seen a few checking out new places to set up shop

#2851070 Looking for some new Sci/Fi or Fantasy novels.

Posted by Crixtala on 15 July 2014 - 08:14 AM


I haven't read poo since I finished GoT last summer and then re-read Hyperion Cantos.  I went on vacation last August and put my reading tablet away and haven't touched it since...  got into football and never picked back up on reading... :(
I'd like to get back into something... idk what tho.

same boat here... started a few different books (including The Way of Kings, and couldn't get in to them)

need to get in a reading mood again

thinking about grabbing a signed version of the new patrick rothfuss novella (through his charity), so that may kickstart the desire to read again when it shows up

#2824995 06/19 minicamp tweets

Posted by Crixtala on 19 June 2014 - 07:14 PM


nevermind the fact that it was his first team drills of the year and he's doing it on a recently repaired ankle

that bum...

#2811349 Looking for some new Sci/Fi or Fantasy novels.

Posted by Crixtala on 06 June 2014 - 09:19 AM

yeah, agree all the way around... he's probably the best author i've read in recent years outside of GRRM. i follow him on FB and all he does his talk about how behind schedule he is, which is crazy to me considering these books are the only books he has to stand on as far as goodwill from publishers/readers go

at least get your first series out, then if you want to be a diva author, go to town lol

#2811337 Looking for some new Sci/Fi or Fantasy novels.

Posted by Crixtala on 06 June 2014 - 09:08 AM

for those of us waiting for the third book in Rothfuss's Kingkiller Chronicle series... this is coming out first
http://www.amazon.co...atrick rothfuss

#2807480 Solar FREAKIN' Roadways!

Posted by Crixtala on 03 June 2014 - 09:23 AM

small businesses need to jump on this first... start paving their personal parking lots, etc. with these and watch the savings/money roll in.  people will notice and it will grow

#2807454 Beer is booming in Asheville

Posted by Crixtala on 03 June 2014 - 08:59 AM

moved here May 1st... been drowning in delicious beer ever since

#2794272 Planning a little trip to Asheville

Posted by Crixtala on 20 May 2014 - 01:53 PM

i gotta disagree with both of y'all


my wife and i just moved here, both 28 with plans to probably have kids in the near future.  and i wouldn't want to raise them anywhere else... especially not in charlotte.  we couldn't get out of that shithole quick enough... 20+ years there for both of us almost made us suicidal


the problem with asheville is that it doesn't have much of an economy outside of beer and tourists.  if you try to come here and find a job, you're going to be homeless in a month.  luckily, my wife and i both brought our jobs with us and are doing very well.  it's really weird... we make average money, but here we feel like we're on the higher end of middle class where as when we were in Charlotte, we felt like we lived on the poverty line.  just the difference in people and the way they make you feel, i guess.  nobody's judging here, dressing to impress constantly, going places just to be seen, etc., etc.  at the end of the day, our dollar goes much further here than it did in charlotte... probably has to do with the fact that everything i need is within 10 minutes of the house instead of driving 40 just to get anywhere in charlotte


we're closing on a house now in arden.  buying in the city limits just doesn't make sense, plus it didn't offer the land/space i was really looking for.  but all you have to do is drive 10 minutes in any direction from downtown and you're outside of town and prices are SUBSTANTIALLY cheaper.  taxes too


i always hear people say that it's a great place for people in their 20's without kids... and that's true if those 20-something folks are looking to be somewhere that they can have fun and party without any judgement.  but it's also a great place to raise kids for parents who are looking to raise their children surrounded by nature and at a slower place.  growing up on a farm for my early childhood and then being raised the rest of my life in Charlotte just cemented the idea that i'd never raise a child in charlotte


/rant and rambling

#2793207 Planning a little trip to Asheville

Posted by Crixtala on 19 May 2014 - 02:48 PM

renaissance to be in town, grand bohemian to be in biltmore village


asheville brewing co for good beer and pizza.


honestly, if you want breweries/restaurants... walk around town any direction for five minutes and you'll run into one.  LAB, Jack of the Wood, Wicked Weed, they're all over the place


i'll also say biscuithead if you do breakfast... amazing

#2783238 'Mighty Morphin Power Rangers' gets new movie

Posted by Crixtala on 12 May 2014 - 09:18 PM

white ranger's still got it

#2766570 Onward Christian Soldiers!

Posted by Crixtala on 08 May 2014 - 09:45 AM


Our little famly occasionally says a prayer before we eat. Traditionally it's a good time to reflect and be aware and express gratitude. It goes something like this. 


"The food which we are about to eat Is Earth, Water, and Sun, compounded through the alchemy of many plants. Therefore Earth, Water and Sun will become part of us. This food is also the fruit of the labor of many. We are grateful for it. May it give us strength, health, joy. "
I'm sure it sounds stupid and hippy to most religious folks but it means a lot to us. 



just FYI - this is one of the most perfect things i've read on this board, ever

#2764668 how many doughnuts is too many?

Posted by Crixtala on 07 May 2014 - 08:24 AM

<<<equal opportunity doughnut lover

#2750426 Walking Dead Season 4

Posted by Crixtala on 24 April 2014 - 03:52 PM

isn't there a walking dead comics thread...?  not all of us are up to date at the moment :(

#2732748 working from home...

Posted by Crixtala on 09 April 2014 - 12:32 PM

So we are all more productive at home as we discuss the topic on The Huddle.  Got it.


i could either be here waiting for poo to finish downloading and be on hand as soon as it's done... or hiding in the shitter at the office for the third time of the day just to get away from the annoying people in the cubicle next to me who's talking on speaker phone about their sick cats/kids at the top of their lungs

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