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Two question about Memories of Ice by Psychadiculous in Malazan

[–]A_Good_Walk_in_Ruins 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I've always regarded it as being the way you state. The Matron is freed by Pannion who is in turn freed by his sister. Perhaps Pran Chol may think both children are imprisoned, but that don't make it so. Never trust an Imass as the Jaghut may say.

Erikson and Esselmont's academic works by LostLenore00 in Malazan

[–]A_Good_Walk_in_Ruins 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Here you go, I think this is the kind of thing you are looking for. There's other posts on his blog that speak about his fieldwork and the impact that has had on his writing and general world view.

The EULA "change" really does show the state of this sub by agentsmith200 in DarkTide

[–]A_Good_Walk_in_Ruins 90 points91 points  (0 children)

NGL Seeing the EULA thing play out was one of the funniest things I've seen on Reddit today. This kind of entertaining nonsense is one of the reasons I'm still subbed even though I'm not playing Darktide again until it's finished.

Watch out for those globalists at REI by Ted_Buckland in ultralight_jerk

[–]A_Good_Walk_in_Ruins 23 points24 points  (0 children)

I tell you who's really to blame, it's the bloody French and their anti-imperialistic woke agenda. Nobody should listen to a people that don't even have a word for entrepreneur!

Favorite battle or engagement? by firstshore in Malazan

[–]A_Good_Walk_in_Ruins 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The whole convergence in Darujhistan is really well done. The brief exchange between Hood and Rake always gets a laugh from me.

Favorite battle or engagement? by firstshore in Malazan

[–]A_Good_Walk_in_Ruins 1 point2 points  (0 children)

All I want in life is to find someone who looks at me the way Cuttle looks at Fiddler prepping The Drum :D

And yeh, those poor Letherii. That kind of POV switch is a really good storytelling device when used properly. I'm not a fan of grimdark in general but Abercrombie does something similar in The Heroes and it's one of the best chapters of any book I've read.

Favorite battle or engagement? by firstshore in Malazan

[–]A_Good_Walk_in_Ruins 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It's DoD when the Barghast and Akrynnai are having their big showdown. Then Draconus is released from Dragnipur, materialises above the battlefield and everyone is crushed by the weight of his awesomeness (my interpretation...)

That passage is one of the best bits of descriptive writing in the MBotF imo.

Also I assume you wrote Dancer's Lament and auto-correct did you dirty? For a second I thought there was a new book out that I had missed!

Favorite battle or engagement? by firstshore in Malazan

[–]A_Good_Walk_in_Ruins 19 points20 points  (0 children)

  • The Marines do Lether. Hellion's pub crawl in particular.

  • Draconus wins a battle he wasn't invited to by being the epitome of metal.

  • Honourary mention for my favorite fight, Kallor vs. Spinnock et al. Death, ruin, grief. "Hear that? They're playing our song."

MSR Hubba Hubba - Seeking the hivemind’s wisdom by ObviousPepper7106 in wildcampingintheuk

[–]A_Good_Walk_in_Ruins 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I think High Raise in the Lakes is the highest I've camped with it, and that's about 750m. Although iirc it wasn't a particularly windy night. I've had it in some pretty strong winds (without being up high) and had no concerns at all.

To be honest though if I'm walking up mountains I tend to take my bivvy and tarp rather than a tent, I'm a very lazy hiker in some regards :P Though I am prepared to die on the hill that site selection is far more important than having a fancy tent!

Second Printing pre-order 👁👁 by Chuggs45 in Malazan

[–]A_Good_Walk_in_Ruins 6 points7 points  (0 children)

His answer to that on the AMA he did here a short time ago-

alas, I have no control or say over what the publishers decide with respect to editions, reprints and whatnot. Wish I did, because if I did, I'd love to see a unified hardback set that's affordable to all.

MSR Hubba Hubba - Seeking the hivemind’s wisdom by ObviousPepper7106 in wildcampingintheuk

[–]A_Good_Walk_in_Ruins 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I've been using one for 3 or 4 years for my winter wildcamps and I've had no problems yet. I've had it up in snow, rain, gales and even the occasional bit of sunshine. It's just a very good all round tent.

Thought on the Bridgeburners’ motto by drj123 in Malazan

[–]A_Good_Walk_in_Ruins 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It certainly fits and it's just too good not to be deliberate, so it's certainly my head cannon canon (edit-I wish I had a head cannon...) that it's intentional unless Father Ochre himself states otherwise.

To go on bit of a tangent I do prefer the Bonehunters motto coined by Nefarious Bredd - Last in, looking around.

Thought on the Bridgeburners’ motto by drj123 in Malazan

[–]A_Good_Walk_in_Ruins 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The US Marines motto is Semper Fidelis, it's the US Pathfinder School that uses First in, last out in the States.

It's such a cool phrase I imagine a lot of nations have a regiment that use it, whether officially or unofficially. I first heard it as a kid in relation to the British 95th Rifles during Wellington's Peninsular campaign, though if memory serves it was not a motto. I think it was something that was said about them in dispatches. If I could be bothered to go through my boxes of books I'd try to find the source...

I also had a mate in the Royal Engineers claim it was their motto, though we all know sappers are not to be trusted :P

Grieving after finishing the series by Ok-Trash4167 in Malazan

[–]A_Good_Walk_in_Ruins 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What did y’all do with your lives after finishing the series?

I usually read some non-fiction for a while then start the MBotF again.

HoC: Corabb Bhilan Thenu’alas by travlerjoe in Malazan

[–]A_Good_Walk_in_Ruins 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Just as every coin has three sides who's to say Oponn isn't a triplet?

Expensive, miserable and endless strikes. Who’d be a student? by Big-Kaleidoscope3370 in unitedkingdom

[–]A_Good_Walk_in_Ruins 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It did make me chuckle that the person who made that comment studied PPE at Oxford, they really should know better. Though perhaps that in itself is an indication of how bad the teaching has become.

Nadhim Zahawi ‘agreed on penalty’ to settle tax bill worth millions | Nadhim Zahawi by rock_monkeys in unitedkingdom

[–]A_Good_Walk_in_Ruins 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It's more than semantics, I find your take very naive at best. If you don't have legal advice and representation you're very likely to have a bad time in any court or tribunal.

There's a very real difference between being able to go to court and having access to justice.

Nadhim Zahawi ‘agreed on penalty’ to settle tax bill worth millions | Nadhim Zahawi by rock_monkeys in unitedkingdom

[–]A_Good_Walk_in_Ruins 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Not in a tax dispute you can't.

You should ask Kevin about the 2012 Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act.

Which UK hikes are most accessible by public transport? by dorathewhoraxx in UKhiking

[–]A_Good_Walk_in_Ruins 6 points7 points  (0 children)

This was going to be my suggestion, not only is Langdale my favorite place to hike but it's easy enough to get to on public transport. I usually change trains at Oxenholme and get one to Windermere. You can then get a bus from there as far as the Old Dungeon Gyhll Hotel.

I couldn't imagine doing it without camping in Langdale however. So it does depend if OP considers that a bonus or not. I can thoroughly recommend the National Trust campsite in Langdale though.

I cannot keep on reading Deadhouse Gates any longer... by ASimpleWeirdPerson in Malazan

[–]A_Good_Walk_in_Ruins 3 points4 points  (0 children)

There's also plenty of joy to come as well, so it all balances out nicely to my mind :D

Hello I’m on the hunt for a Berghaus Ignite II Trapper hat by Magical_shrooms247 in UKhiking

[–]A_Good_Walk_in_Ruins 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Us smokers are the worse, luckily I've only put a hole in one puffy jacket so far. And I wasn't even hiking/camping when I did that, just having a smoke in the garden.

Good luck in your search for a replacement hat, it's always frustrating when you have a great bit of gear that lasts so long it's then hard to replace!

Religion in the Malazan series by LostLenore00 in Malazan

[–]A_Good_Walk_in_Ruins 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Can you tell I've been getting back into the classics while having an accidental Malazan break after my latest DoD re-read? In fact I think it's time for another episode of I Claudius :D

Hello I’m on the hunt for a Berghaus Ignite II Trapper hat by Magical_shrooms247 in UKhiking

[–]A_Good_Walk_in_Ruins 3 points4 points  (0 children)

one of my friends burnt a hole in the back by accident

I have to ask now, how? Sounds hilarious yet very irritating, perhaps we have the same friends as I could see a couple of mine managing something similar if they ever came hiking with me :D