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by SmokeMare
Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:58 am
Forum: General OOC
Topic: Hello! Long time no see!
Replies: 2
Views: 509

Hello! Long time no see!

Hello everyone! What's happening here? I know it's been a long time, just thought I'd check back. Really glad to see everyone is still writing and working on the Exodus universe. Did the big reboot happen? Are all my characters now considered non-existent or could I theoretically fire up the Mirage ...
by SmokeMare
Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:50 am
Forum: General OOC
Topic: Reboot: Determining Our Canon
Replies: 82
Views: 12278

Re: Reboot: Determining Our Canon

So what happened? Did the timeline get a reboot? Is Darius Malakai, Rissk and Arice Quinn still knocking about the Galaxy? :shock:
by SmokeMare
Thu Feb 25, 2016 8:19 am
Forum: General OOC
Topic: Long time no see!
Replies: 8
Views: 1995

Re: Long time no see!

Is Pryngles still active? How many people are still adrift in the little boat we fondly call the Star Wars Exodus... Hard to believe this community was actually formed on the RP boards of the StarWarsGalaxies Official forum! That game is dead and gone, but the Exodus lives on! (Albeit in smaller num...
by SmokeMare
Sun Feb 21, 2016 3:47 am
Forum: General OOC
Topic: Long time no see!
Replies: 8
Views: 1995

Re: Long time no see!

:( I'll have to check their profiles and try emailing them! If you like the first one, and want to read on - let me know. I'm happy to give out review copies of the later books to people like the first one! :) I kind of get the dead thing… It kind of seems post-apocalyptic here! Where did everyone g...
by SmokeMare
Fri Feb 19, 2016 6:29 am
Forum: General OOC
Topic: Not sure how I feel about EP7 *SPOILER ALERT*
Replies: 67
Views: 11810

Re: Not sure how I feel about EP7 *SPOILER ALERT*

I'm going to have to keep this simple. I saw it, I liked it. I enjoyed it more than the prequels. Agreed, it wasn't perfect. However a few little points:- I think Harrison Ford wanted to be killed off. I also think he's a bit past his best - I didn't rate Kingdom of the Crystal Skulls. Though he was...
by SmokeMare
Fri Feb 19, 2016 5:50 am
Forum: General OOC
Topic: Hi, I'm new!
Replies: 12
Views: 1981

Re: Hi, I'm new!

Hey!

Kudos to you for joining! I see there's not been a new member for a while! Look at the wikia, but don't let it intimidate you! There's a LOT of backstory to this board, but you really don't need to read the entire history of every character ever written on it!

Martyn
by SmokeMare
Fri Feb 19, 2016 5:43 am
Forum: General OOC
Topic: Lending Kindle Books
Replies: 27
Views: 6136

Re: Lending Kindle Books

Haha! I can't even recall starting this thread! Wow, has it been that long?

I've since published books 2 and 3 plus a couple of short stories and I'm close to putting book 4 out! :D

Martyn
by SmokeMare
Fri Feb 19, 2016 5:36 am
Forum: General OOC
Topic: Long time no see!
Replies: 8
Views: 1995

Re: Long time no see!

Erk!

Just read part of my old Rise of Malakai thread... Whoah! Talk about blast from the past! I'd forgotten how hideously complicated that story got! :O
by SmokeMare
Fri Feb 19, 2016 5:07 am
Forum: General OOC
Topic: Long time no see!
Replies: 8
Views: 1995

Long time no see!

Hello! Long time no see. It's been a while hasn't it? I'll be honest I'm not here to post, I have no idea where all my characters and stuff are up to! They've probably all died of old age by now or something. I'm still working on my fantasy novels and a few other projects! If you're interested in my...
by SmokeMare
Sat Mar 16, 2013 2:55 am
Forum: General OOC
Topic: Deathsworn Arc 2 : The Verkreath Horror
Replies: 0
Views: 1540

Deathsworn Arc 2 : The Verkreath Horror

Hello everyone! Sorry for being a stranger, I've been mad busy with academic work, toddler herding and writing. I have finished the sequel to 'The Last Dragon Slayer' I kind of got the impression those who read part 1 didn't actually like it enough to read on, but if you decide you're interested, it...
by SmokeMare
Fri Feb 08, 2013 2:37 pm
Forum: General OOC
Topic: Suggestions on Arthurian Legend
Replies: 30
Views: 4353

Re: Suggestions on Arthurian Legend

The Epic Poem 'Sir Gawain and the Green Knight' is a good read - and where the final confrontation between the Green Knight and Sir Gawain reputedly took place is near to where I live, I've been there many times - it's called Lud's Church (It's not a church though) There are a few pubs around called...
by SmokeMare
Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:03 am
Forum: General OOC
Topic: Lending Kindle Books
Replies: 27
Views: 6136

Re: Lending Kindle Books

Just to let you know, I've got about 30,000 words into part 2 now and more or less stopped to take stock and think about where to go. At the moment it feels like part 1 was this group who hardly knew each other, riding off optimistically on a quest to do some good and earn some gold... Part 2 is muc...
by SmokeMare
Fri Dec 14, 2012 3:16 pm
Forum: General OOC
Topic: Taking a Break.
Replies: 12
Views: 1739

Re: Taking a Break.

I hope you work something out Pryde. Things will get better, just keep focused, and stay positive. When you get the chance, try to create multiple streams of income so you're less reliant on your job.
by SmokeMare
Thu Dec 13, 2012 6:29 am
Forum: General OOC
Topic: WHATCHA READIN?
Replies: 30
Views: 4074

Re: WHATCHA READIN?

I've had editors drop word-by-word revisions on me. It's not an experience that's conducive to further collaboration. (It's also why I no longer ask family members to read my drafts.) Beorht, I've just finished the next two chapters - 'The Warren' and 'The Challenge of Ramon Hern' you couldn't cast...
by SmokeMare
Sat Dec 08, 2012 1:23 pm
Forum: General OOC
Topic: Herow.
Replies: 11
Views: 2433

Re: Herow.

Hello and welcome, I'm not currently RP'ing, but for a flavour of my material I shall tell you that I believe I hold the dubious honour of being the only person to write a character force-throwing an entire planet.... I should RP some more... Bit busy lately though :P Welcome, enjoy your stay! Smoke
by SmokeMare
Thu Dec 06, 2012 3:12 pm
Forum: General OOC
Topic: Lending Kindle Books
Replies: 27
Views: 6136

Re: Lending Kindle Books

Hey Smokemare. Major props on taking the step to put your work out in the market. I'm sorry it's taken me so long to give feedback as you requested. My wife and I just moved, so I've been pretty busy. In addition to the reason of being tied up with life, I've delayed commenting because I had a hard...
by SmokeMare
Thu Dec 06, 2012 12:38 am
Forum: General OOC
Topic: WHATCHA READIN?
Replies: 30
Views: 4074

Re: WHATCHA READIN?

Well, I've started reading part two and throwing up some comments. You're improving by leaps and bounds. You know the difference bewteen something whose good points you can appreciate and something you actually like? Kinda like the difference between your mother-in-law and your wife? That's how I f...
by SmokeMare
Wed Dec 05, 2012 2:27 pm
Forum: General OOC
Topic: WHATCHA READIN?
Replies: 30
Views: 4074

Re: WHATCHA READIN?

Yeah, I read Part One. *cracks knuckles* Point me at Part Two. Sure I can share you in on the sequel, though there's not much in it yet, things haven't gone well for the party since the events at the end of 'The Last Dragon Slayer' You never told me whether you liked it or not! I'm presuming by hav...
by SmokeMare
Wed Dec 05, 2012 4:12 am
Forum: General OOC
Topic: WHATCHA READIN?
Replies: 30
Views: 4074

Re: WHATCHA READIN?

Smoke, now that I have an iPad, I can read Kindle books. What's your book? Or, can you provide me a link to Amazon please? Just do a google search for 'deathsworn arc' and you'll see the first part come up at top, it's on amazon.com and .co.uk. If you have KDP select i think you can borrow it free,...
by SmokeMare
Wed Dec 05, 2012 1:02 am
Forum: General OOC
Topic: WHATCHA READIN?
Replies: 30
Views: 4074

Re: WHATCHA READIN?

Smoke, be sure to send me your book when you feel up to it. Lol! Are you up for the torturous task of trying to help me edit and polish again on part 2? :P You're a brave man... Did you ever read the completed 'part 1' by the way ? I really appreciate the feed back you and Xfiend gave me on part on...
by SmokeMare
Tue Dec 04, 2012 6:49 am
Forum: General OOC
Topic: WHATCHA READIN?
Replies: 30
Views: 4074

Re: WHATCHA READIN?

I'm currently reading 'The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat' by Oliver Sacks, and I have 'Snuff' by Pratchett sitting on the shelf ready to go... I'm still working on 'The Deathsworn Arc 2: Temple of the Mad god' I'm taking a little more time with it and trying to share the plot amongst the part a...
by SmokeMare
Tue Nov 20, 2012 8:48 am
Forum: General OOC
Topic: Chris Roberts Next...
Replies: 13
Views: 2814

Re: Chris Roberts Next...

That looks epic....
by SmokeMare
Thu Nov 15, 2012 12:35 pm
Forum: General OOC
Topic: STAR WARS EPISODE 7
Replies: 154
Views: 20473

Re: STAR WARS EPISODE 7

As a thought - how about if they made Episode 10 with Hamil, then do 11 and 12... Then the Cgi would probably be good enough that Hamil could voice act the Cgi version of himself (That might actually be good enough not to fall into the uncanny valley by the time they wante to make episode 7?) How's ...
by SmokeMare
Thu Nov 15, 2012 12:30 pm
Forum: General OOC
Topic: Lending Kindle Books
Replies: 27
Views: 6136

Re: Lending Kindle Books

I think I need to for a bit at least... Everyone needs to recover from their experience at the end of book one and the nasty experience at the start of book two which I'm still writing. All in I'm planning book 2 to be a much darker with things generally not going as well for the party. Do you think...
by SmokeMare
Thu Nov 15, 2012 12:25 pm
Forum: General OOC
Topic: Skyfall
Replies: 12
Views: 2516

Re: Skyfall

I liked Skyfall, but I don't know if I liked it as much as Casino Royale... There were some pretty dodgy plot holes I thought... Fun though! We were supposed to be going to Manchester to 'The Killers' but they walked off after four songs the night before becaue the singer had lost his voice, so last...
by SmokeMare
Sun Nov 04, 2012 12:44 pm
Forum: General OOC
Topic: Lending Kindle Books
Replies: 27
Views: 6136

Re: Lending Kindle Books

I'm a few thousand words into part two and I haven't touched on Vashni and Korhan so... I will later, but I need to work on the group dynamic i think. And their training regime has to be onhold for a bit so... I will bring it back in, but it won't be until book two is well underway.
by SmokeMare
Thu Nov 01, 2012 8:09 am
Forum: General OOC
Topic: Lending Kindle Books
Replies: 27
Views: 6136

Re: Lending Kindle Books

the MAIN thing that lost me is that it became ENTIRELY about them. The rest of the cast just got left behind, you know? At the start there's this big (small) group forming up, and it's a group effort. Then a little later Vashni/Korhan completely take over everything, and it's pages and pages and pa...
by SmokeMare
Thu Nov 01, 2012 5:54 am
Forum: General OOC
Topic: Lending Kindle Books
Replies: 27
Views: 6136

Re: Lending Kindle Books

Maul_Junior wrote:
EDIT: oh God that guy on goodreads didn't even throw up a damn spoiler warning.

...........frell.
I just read the review on Goodreads again... I don't see what the spoiler is? Do you think I should message him and and ask him to change it?
by SmokeMare
Thu Nov 01, 2012 5:50 am
Forum: General OOC
Topic: Lending Kindle Books
Replies: 27
Views: 6136

Re: Lending Kindle Books

Hmmm, thanks, I really appreciate this, this is the first negative criticism I've had for DA1:TLD, but you can't improve if you don't know what's wrong can you? So you think generally more action? I really wanted to make it more of a character story than a hack n' slash adventure, though I'd planned...
by SmokeMare
Wed Oct 31, 2012 7:51 am
Forum: General OOC
Topic: STAR WARS EPISODE 7
Replies: 154
Views: 20473

Re: STAR WARS EPISODE 7

Interesting thought the LOTR suggestion, could Disney bag Pete Jackson and roll out a new epic? Should they even bother? I mean if Lucas did a turd and wrote 'Star Wars' on it, it'd be worth money - in fact he did - it was called the Prequel Trilogy... Well, they were okay I suppose... JUST. But ser...
by SmokeMare
Wed Oct 31, 2012 4:36 am
Forum: General OOC
Topic: Lending Kindle Books
Replies: 27
Views: 6136

Re: Lending Kindle Books

If any of you guys actually get around to reading 'The Deathsworn Arc 1 : The Last Dragon Slayer'... Do let me know what you think! Even if you think it sucks or is weird seriously I don't mind constructive criticism, no matter how critical it is. I'm trying to write 'The Deathsworn Arc 2 : The Temp...
by SmokeMare
Wed Oct 31, 2012 4:30 am
Forum: General OOC
Topic: STAR WARS EPISODE 7
Replies: 154
Views: 20473

Re: STAR WARS EPISODE 7

I hope it's awesome... I expect it to suck, I mean really suck. It could be potentially one of the worst films ever made. 1. They'll probably ignore the EU completely. 2. They'll probably disneyfy it. 3. The people who make the movie will be selected for their movie-making, not because of their unde...
by SmokeMare
Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:48 am
Forum: General OOC
Topic: Lending Kindle Books
Replies: 27
Views: 6136

Re: Lending Kindle Books

You read the sample and you liked it enough to want to finish?

Shoot me your email on PM and I'll see if I can lend you my copy (I downloaded it myself while it was one free promo ;) )

Erm, never lent a kindle title before so might take a bit to work out :p
by SmokeMare
Wed Oct 10, 2012 11:04 pm
Forum: General OOC
Topic: Lending Kindle Books
Replies: 27
Views: 6136

Re: Lending Kindle Books

I'm pretty sure I enabled borrowing for "Deathsworn Arc 1 : The Last Dragon Slayer" Didn't you pick it up when I had on free promo? It will be free again, but I want to finish part 2 and offer both parts free at the same time next time and part 2 is a good way off right now - I expect it will be the...
by SmokeMare
Tue Oct 09, 2012 11:35 am
Forum: General OOC
Topic: I Write Like ________
Replies: 36
Views: 5303

Re: I Write Like ________

The game was like a bad rip off of 'Rise of the Triad' but worse, it really sucked big time.

Leonard Nimoy made a record you know, that was half decent actually - it's called 'Bilbo' and it's about 'The Hobbit' my daughter loves it.
by SmokeMare
Mon Oct 08, 2012 11:42 am
Forum: General OOC
Topic: I Write Like ________
Replies: 36
Views: 5303

Re: I Write Like ________

Also got a game out of them. That's gotta count for something. I played the game it was pretty rubbish, even for the day. I suspect 90% of the popularity of Tek Wars was down to Shatners STar Trek popularity rather than the quality of the books - having said that I never read them so... Maybe they'...
by SmokeMare
Mon Oct 08, 2012 1:19 am
Forum: General OOC
Topic: I Write Like ________
Replies: 36
Views: 5303

Re: I Write Like ________

PuddleJumper wrote:So far I have William Shakespear and cory doctrow
In my tired stupor I started reading that as 'William Shatner' and started feeing slightly sympathetic... Although I've never read Shatners 'Tekwar' Novels, I'm sure I read somewhere they weren't great.
by SmokeMare
Sat Oct 06, 2012 12:11 pm
Forum: General OOC
Topic: I Write Like ________
Replies: 36
Views: 5303

Re: I Write Like ________

Why on earth does my fantasy story throw up some little-known, pro PLR rights blogger?

I really don't get it - it must be sure though, I tried various sections of the text - stuff form the start, middle and even the big climatic battle at the end - all the same!
by SmokeMare
Fri Oct 05, 2012 1:57 pm
Forum: General OOC
Topic: I Write Like ________
Replies: 36
Views: 5303

Re: I Write Like ________

I keep getting 'Cory Doctorow' never heard of him... Hmmm, wiki? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cory_Doctorow That's for pasting in a section of 'Deathsworn Arc 1 : The Last Dragon Slayer' Incidentally, I've started 'The Temple of the Mad God' but I'm doing other projects in between. I want to get my ...
by SmokeMare
Sat Sep 29, 2012 2:00 pm
Forum: General OOC
Topic: Lost my dad...
Replies: 19
Views: 3463

Re: Lost my dad...

Sorry to hear about your loss.

My condolences.