Weagle: The name rings a bell
Twinklebees: I concur with the shrugs
Metric_Furlong: I've not read any of his stuff, I'm afraid
LoadingReadyRun: Kirby is in a Dreamland OF PAIN!
Weagle: But IDK past that
PhoenixMelior: no strong feelings, probably a no for my next read
Metric_Furlong: I've heard positive things, but generally not from people who's input I'd place much weight on
TehAmelie: does he have two Rs for middle initials? it feels like a lot of guys writing fantasy novel serieses have that
Metric_Furlong: *whose
PhoenixMelior: yeah I'm more careful after reading Name of the Wind
LoadingReadyRun: The board game of Mistborn we played on AFK was pretty neat.
Metric_Furlong: he seems to appeal to the sort of nerd who likes 'complex, meticulously planned-out magic systems'
Metric_Furlong: from what I've gathered
Twinklebees: Ah.
TehAmelie: Name of the Wind is the best fantasy series i've read. . .but it's a very low bar
PhoenixMelior: I did see that stream and thought it was fun
TehAmelie: Robert Jordan i could recommend over Sanderson because i've actually read a bit of Wheel of Time, but i wouldn't exactly "recommend" him to anyone
castlewise: I kind of feel like the "Magic" portion of the Mistborn wiki gives you a feel for how things are going to go https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mistborn#Magic
TehAmelie: sort of like Star Trek TOS in terms of having groundbreaking ideas and failing to turn them into good stories or actually thinking them through
Metric_Furlong: castlewise that is a lot of subheadings
castlewise: A younger version of me would have been excited to learn about the origins of allomancy and lerasium beads.
PhoenixMelior: I... hmm.
PhoenixMelior: Let's see what else is on my list of fantasy authors that I should look into
TehAmelie: going by that magic table, i think erfworld.com would be a better bet
TXC2: castlewise same here
PhoenixMelior: only 20 other authors/series on that list
Pteraspidomorphi: PhoenixMelior: I can recommend Sanderson, but it's not strictly for everyone
TehAmelie: are you interested in ongoing webcomics about people being transported into tabletop game universes with fantasy overtones? cause Erfworld has that
Metric_Furlong: I didn't know that was still going
TXC2: aren't they all Dark elves in elfworld? or is that a different comic?
TehAmelie: it's going quite strong. at least considering their editor has all the cancer
Metric_Furlong: TXC2 I think you're thinking of Drow Tales
TehAmelie: Erf, pronounced like Earth
PhoenixMelior: The only obviously female name on my list is Martha Wells and a series called Cloud Roads. That might just be an easy one to pick out?
TXC2: Metric_Furlong yes I am, thanks
PhoenixMelior: because you do
TXC2: how do we remember anything? :P
TehAmelie: Erfworld has a pretty baller ratio of woman characters and artists. and it's hilarious and dense with wit. but the thing that really sets it apart to me is the degree to which the author gets in the head of wildly different characters
accountmadeforants: The Mistborn author also wrote the recent MTG novella, which was pretty good. (And free!) So I'm probably going to give the Mistborn books a shot soon, can't say anything to recommend them right now, though.
TehAmelie: one of two webcomics i'm collecting in paper form
Metric_Furlong: (the answer is because I'm cursed with a weirdly strong memory so I just recall pointless crap all the time)
TehAmelie: just cause they're so good i want to hold them in my hands
LoadingReadyRun: one sec. I'm getting some real unfortunate ping numbers, going to try a quick restart
TXC2: oh I have a super werid memory where I can recite Simpsons episodes verbatim, but can't remember my mum's birthday
TXC2: no worries LRR
PhoenixMelior: I think we all do stuff like that
TehAmelie: i don't think anyone noticed if you were trying to go online
Skyboss1996: Oh
MAPBoardgames: lrrSIGNAL
Didero: !next
LRRbot: Next scheduled stream: Games of Chance (With your suggestions and our trusty D6, James and Paul explore the wonderful world of video games. Game: My Time at Portia) at Thu 10:00 AM PST (2m ago).
Skyboss1996: Hello
TheAinMAP: lrrSIGNAL katesAir lrrSIGNAL
TehAmelie: it's alive!
Didero: Oh, that's very soon. Hi!
Skyboss1996: This is a real chill game
LoadingReadyRun: and now it is looking better lrrFINE
LoadingReadyRun: hey Skyboss1996. Have you played this game?
snake12341: hello everyone
Skyboss1996: I've watched it be played
red_shoes_jeff: In before the bell!
TXC2: hello snake12341 welcome
Skyboss1996: James likes Minecraft. This is kinda like Animal Crossing and Minecraft
TheSeg: I have arrived! katesWave
Pteraspidomorphi: PhoenixMelior: Do you have any female fantasy authors that you have already read and would recommend?
TXC2: hello TheSeg welcome
TheSeg: Interesting. Twitch now shows "Category:" for the game.
TheSeg: Which makes sense to the spectrum of content.
PhoenixMelior: Pteraspidomorphi not as many as I'd like - basically just Anee McCaffrey and Patricia C. Wrede.
PhoenixMelior: *Anne
TehAmelie guiltily eyes the thick N K Jemesin book lying unopened
TehAmelie: can recommend her twitter feed though
NovaTiempo: Iuptime
TXC2: Here we GO!
Laurreth: Joanne Harris maybe
oyleslyck: Ursula K. Le Guin
ritchards: Chair!!!
NovaTiempo: fuzz
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Laurreth: Hot Paul
TehAmelie: hi Paul!
TXC2: Hello Blown out Paul
PhoenixMelior: oh yeah, I've read one Joanne M Harris book and that was good
oyleslyck: whoa hot lights
Skyboss1996: Hello paul and the GLOWING ORB
Pteraspidomorphi: Which one?
CraziestOwl: Haya guys
TheAinMAP: Hello.
red_shoes_jeff: CHAIR
Skyboss1996: CHAIR
TheSeg: Hi chair! katesChair
SAJewers: katesChair
popedeadpool: Greetings, chair
Metric_Furlong: Chair!
Pteraspidomorphi: Joanne Harris books are nice
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Sertion: Paul and Chair! :D
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PhoenixMelior: Pteraspidomorphi the Gospel of Loki. Basically, Norse Mythology re-told through the eyes of Loki
Skyboss1996: My Time at Portia
Pteraspidomorphi: Oh, I read that one :)
TXC2: My Time In Porche ? Kappa
Skyboss1996: Not my time with, in, or, using
PhoenixMelior: I liked it! There's a sequel, the Testament of Loki, that I might pick up
noSmokeFire: and My Tiamat Portia which is...some kind of dragon-hydra-car
TehAmelie: My Time in Ankh-Morpork
Laurreth: Pteraspidomorphi, The Testament of Loki and her two earlier books are in the same universe but different :-P
Pteraspidomorphi: You might enjoy Robin Hobb or Tamora Pierce if you haven't tried those yet
Skyboss1996: Hello, Right only Paul
mtvcdm: !calsurvey
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Laurreth: Runemarks is probably the most fantasy of those, and pretty good
Pteraspidomorphi: Thank you PhoenixMelior and Laurreth, I did not know there were sequels. I will look them up
NovaTiempo: oh, does magic channel arena start again soon?
Skyboss1996: It is quite right heavy.
TXC2: NovaTiempo next week
SAJewers: indeed
HondoTrigger: Fixing the mic? Does that mean bonus LRR Tech? Kappa
TXC2: HondoTrigger you joke, but yes please
Skyboss1996: AAAH
noSmokeFire: this mic has hidden depths
NovaTiempo: ahh
Pteraspidomorphi: Now I 'm dizzy
Skyboss1996: LEFT ONLY PAUL
Skyboss1996: Oh no
NovaTiempo: oh no
PhoenixMelior: this is weird when you only have one earbud in
Skyboss1996: Oh that was trippy
NovaTiempo: also, jinx Skyboss1996
snake12341: I mean it sounds good right now
Comeback323: it feels like your in my ear
Kumakaori: frames?
TXC2: Right Mic couldn't be here due to a labour dispute Kappa
Skyboss1996: Twitch? *thumps twich machine*
noSmokeFire: oof, frames
Kumakaori: frames pls
red_shoes_jeff: I'll have a none pizza with left mic
Pteraspidomorphi: Oh good, it's not just me
oyleslyck: RIP Frames
TXC2: losing all the Frames here
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CaKnuckleguy: it's absorbed a few coffees...
LeeshaJoy: None James with left mic
Skyboss1996: Frames machine needs a coffee
noSmokeFire: all the frames fell out the left side
PhoenixMelior: oh I thought that was just me
snowcookies: I'm getting lots of loading screens
LoganAura: Yup
Kumakaori: lol dammit noSmokeFire. you win
red_shoes_jeff: I'd just assumed my internet was crapping out again.
NovaTiempo: see you shortly then :)
PhoenixMelior: aaaand he's gone
CobaltShurikenReborn: a restart of the restart
Pedantically: Just tuned in - Twitch problems?
LoganAura: Welp
Metric_Furlong: !panic
accountmadeforants: Paul is off to slay the frame-eating beast, wish him well!
oyleslyck: Twitch being twitchy
Laurreth: PhoenixMelior, any of Wrede's books you'd recommend?
LoganAura: lrrFINE
TXC2: Indeed twtich probalems
TXC2: Problems so Twitchy I can't even spell Kappa
PhoenixMelior: Laurreth they're young adult, but I REALLY love her Enchanted Forest Chronicles series. What a charming universe
Pedantically: At least it's during Paul's stream, so he can fix it. :)
PhoenixMelior: (I also took down the authors Pteraspidomorphi threw out, I really need to plan a trip to my library soon)
Laurreth: PhoenixMelior, as long as they don't terminate in a fulminant self-insert Twilight fanfic it'll be alright >_< (I had one book where that happened)
TXC2: why is it that young adult means 14 and not like 25? :P
accountmadeforants: Because 14 year olds like to be told they're adults
PhoenixMelior: Laurreth nope, they're just about a princess that hates being a proper lady.
TXC2: accountmadeforants fair point
Laurreth: sounds good, I'll add it to the backlog :-D
PhoenixMelior: and then there's a book about a witch who refuses to have a singular one black cat and has 9 sassy cats instead
Metric_Furlong: TXC2 hate to be the one to tell you this, but 25 isn't young :p
TheAinMAP: lrrSIGNAL katesAir lrrSIGNAL
TXC2: CONTACT....again
PhoenixMelior: she also has pansies in her garden, beautiful ginger hair and a well kept robe, because witches don't have to be ugly
Pteraspidomorphi: There's some great YA out there, depending on the author
TehAmelie: you will not beat Paul, twitch
rocketjohn: as a 40 year old, 25 is definitely young.
LoadingReadyRun: let's try this again...
TXC2: Metric_Furlong younger then I am :P
TXC2: I'm 30 this year, I'm shitting bricks over it :P
PhoenixMelior: good thing I'm older than 25 ^_^;
Metric_Furlong: rocketjohn TXC2 that doesn't make the age young, it makes us old :p
mtgzelda: sup
CraziestOwl: I look
TXC2: hello mtgzelda welcome
snowcookies: hello
CraziestOwl: I look like a 15 year old and it’s killing me
noSmokeFire: hey every paul
TheAinMAP: Hello again.
Gallium71: Yay!
PhoenixMelior: CraziestOwl are you in a position where you can grow a beard?
wicker_knight: hOi
TXC2: CraziestOwl I haven't looked 15 since I was 13 :P
noSmokeFire: frames :(
PhoenixMelior: beards always make people look older
CraziestOwl: @phoenixmelior hope not
mtgzelda: sup Paul
rocketjohn: #Blame Windows
rocketjohn: and frames are a dropping
TXC2: Very dark or very bright, like my brain :P
PhoenixMelior: CraziestOwl curses, that would fix looking young in a jiffy
rocketjohn: Bollocks indeed
noSmokeFire: our time at portia was the friends we made along the way
Baldrash: Chair's stealing frames?
wicker_knight: @CraziestOwl how about your hair white around the temples?
wicker_knight: :P
Laurreth: insert pipe snake into internet port, let it run all the way down
accountmadeforants: Evidently we need to switch over to *insert latest Twitch competitor*
tratta: !uptime
LRRbot: The stream has been live for 3:38.
Pedantically: Oof, that was like 180 frames
noSmokeFire: what if you just did a Portia radio show
Laurreth: almost 200 viewers, let's monopolise Mixer
Metric_Furlong: even xsplit recognises there are problems
noSmokeFire: see you on the flipside
PhoenixMelior: hopefully no one is uploading anything!
TheSeg: Reboot the Internet!
PhoenixMelior: oh, well then nevermind!
CrazymattCaptain: reboot all the things!
TXC2: #blameShaw
Nightvalien28: boo shaw
Laurreth: Wrede is not big in ebooks
TXC2: when are we getting that Fibre in the Moonbase? :P
PhoenixMelior: I actually got off shaw, and I've had way less problems since doing so. But Telus was a big old butt to them in the past
CraziestOwl: @wicker_knight lol
StageMgrRob: Influence the Internet with a small ball peen hammer
accountmadeforants: TXC2 I could send them about 10 meters of fibre cable.
TXC2: what if Telus and Shaw are actually the same company, and just alternate which of them is shitty, and the other gets all the customers?
wildpeaks: kinda like the coffee wars in Deus Ex 2 :D
red_shoes_jeff: That's scarily plausible, actually.
TXC2: accountmadeforants that's all well and good, can you then provide the Internet into that fibre?
accountmadeforants: First it's fibre, now it's internet? That wasn't the deal!
iSmartMan1: Is anyone else getting mixed messages from Twitch, as though this stream is simultaneously online and offline?
Metric_Furlong: I've had some, yeah
TXC2: it's offline at the moment
Lyannen: iSmartMan1 yes..
TXC2: tech problems
CraziestOwl: We should go back to dial
Gizmoloid: Quantum stream.
TXC2: CraziestOwl please no
PhoenixMelior: ooh, the new Carmen Sandiego series is coming out this year
Laurreth: Stream, get in the box!
wildpeaks: !box
LRRbot: In the box is: another box
wildpeaks: the mystery deepens
Cepsys: i can't seem to remember my time at Portia, just a big blank space
A_Catastrophic_Success: !advice
LRRbot: Bounce the baseballs with your face.
TXC2: wildpeaks what a twist
wildpeaks: boxnard aprooves
TehAmelie: i don't even know where Portia is, i think my memory has been manipulated
A_Catastrophic_Success: !badadvice
LRRbot: Punch the axe.
TXC2: Korg Axepuncher!
ddonahue33: what was this weeks theme?
TXC2: while we're waiting
Laurreth: Early Access
TheAinMAP: Another lrrSIGNAL !
Lyannen: lrrSIGNAL lrrSIGNAL lrrSIGNAL
TXC2: CONTACT the 3rd
CraziestOwl: Man I just wanted to relax after a full day of learning is that so hard twitch
wildpeaks: *fingers crossed*
Hingadora: katesAir katesAir katesAir
Hingadora: lrrSIGNAL katesAir lrrSIGNAL