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Gwenhwyfar

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Hello! Gwenhwyfar's the name! Fantasy is my game!
« on: July 08, 2011, 07:02:47 AM »

*Shot for horrible title*

Hey!  My username is pronounced "Gwen - hi - var" for those of you who are wondering.  It's of Welsh origin.  It's the Welsh version of King Arthur's wife's name, Guinevere.  Jennifer is the Cornish version.  I find it kind of cool how I share the same name as Guinevere in that aspect.  It's too bad that she's a cheater in the stories...

For those who will have trouble spelling my username and insist on spelling the full name, think of it as if it's spelled "Gwen, why far?"  Now switch the h and w around and you got it.  "Gwen, hwy far?"  But you can just call me Gwen, so you don't need to spell the whole thing.

As the title suggests, I'm a fan of fantasy.  Sci-fi can also be a good read, but I always liked books with a magical feel to them.  I prefer fantasies with adventure and action.  The romanticizing of historical eras is another plus for me, so I enjoy reading fantasy stories taking place in the Victorian ages to the Medieval ages to as far back as Ancient Greece.  Stone ages seem to turn me off a bit, but if it's a good read...

Of all the historical times, I love the Medieval times, the Renaissance times, Ancient Greece, and Ancient Rome.  I'm particularly a fan of their clothing.  ;)

I'm writing a novel, or at least want to write a novel.  I barely started and am stuck on the plot..

If I'd say that I had a favorite author, I'd say it'd be Scott Westerfeld, Karen Miller, and Jane Austin.  Though, I'm a bit picky about books, so I can't say I like all of their books.  I also pay more attention to books than the authors..

I love Westerfeld's Leviathan series.  Great plot and enjoyable characters!
I like Miller's King Maker, King Breaker series and Fisherman's Children series.  Both series are based around the same world.  Miller depends mostly on character development to keep the plot of a story going.  You'll become really attached to even the minor characters that it'll be sad to see any of them die.
I enjoy Jane Austin's Pride and Prejudice (surprise surprise) and use to be obsessed with A&E's movie adaption of the book.

Books and series I'm reading:

The Innocent Mage (first book of King Maker, King Breaker series).
Leviathan series

Books/series I want to read or plan to:

The Awakened Mage (last book of King Maker, King Breaker).
Fisherman's Children.  (I actually only skimmed through this book, but never read it, so I know what's going on in the series).
The Host by Stephenie Meyer.  (I never read her Twilight, but the plot of this book interests me).
Harry Potter series.  (After watching most of the movies, I decided I'll finally read the books).
...  Possibly Twilight...  (I originally was disinterested in the series because the plot of an emotional damsel depending on a vampire boyfriend seemed too much for me, but the curiosity is getting to me).

Movies I've recently watched:

Green Lantern.  (I was disappointed because I was expecting a bit more.  The movie was good, but it could have been better...  Nevertheless, it was enough to make me a Green Lantern fan and actually consider reading super hero comic books.  I think I'm slowly turning into a Marvel and DC fangirl...)
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Gwenhwyfar

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Re: Hello! Gwenhwyfar's the name! Fantasy is my game!
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2011, 08:40:21 AM »

Lol..  I guess my introduction was too long for people...
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Re: Hello! Gwenhwyfar's the name! Fantasy is my game!
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2011, 08:48:04 AM »

I read it!

Welcome to the forum!! Hope ya like it here.  :D
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Re: Hello! Gwenhwyfar's the name! Fantasy is my game!
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2011, 08:49:46 AM »

Yes welcome  :)
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« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2011, 08:51:13 AM »

xD  LOL!  Thanks!
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Re: Hello! Gwenhwyfar's the name! Fantasy is my game!
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2011, 11:29:21 AM »

Welcome!
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« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2011, 12:29:03 PM »

Welcome newbie!
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Re: Hello! Gwenhwyfar's the name! Fantasy is my game!
« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2011, 01:42:08 PM »

xD  D'aaawww!  Thanks, guys!
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Re: Hello! Gwenhwyfar's the name! Fantasy is my game!
« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2011, 02:05:14 PM »

WELCOME TO THE FORUM!!!!!!!!!!

Im Smokie :D Nice to meet you Gwen!
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« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2011, 02:22:42 PM »

 :D  Hi, Smokie!  *waves*
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Re: Hello! Gwenhwyfar's the name! Fantasy is my game!
« Reply #10 on: July 08, 2011, 03:05:50 PM »

Nice to meet you! I'm AG!
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Re: Hello! Gwenhwyfar's the name! Fantasy is my game!
« Reply #11 on: July 08, 2011, 07:25:43 PM »

=D  Hi!  *Waves*   ;D
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Re: Hello! Gwenhwyfar's the name! Fantasy is my game!
« Reply #12 on: July 08, 2011, 07:30:58 PM »

HI! hope ya like it here! welcome!
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« Reply #13 on: July 08, 2011, 07:36:47 PM »

Thanks!  I hope I do too!  ;D
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« Reply #14 on: July 08, 2011, 10:22:34 PM »

Welcome! :D
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