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« Reply #45 on: April 29, 2012, 02:29:27 PM »

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Leviathan was a kind of turning point for me when I realised all those english teachers and other intellectuals might have been right when they said that a good story is carried by the emotions of its characters rather than the scale of its events. I also learnt that romance can actually be really good if done well.

I think of the bullshit that is Twillight whenever I think of  romance book.



Besides, the romance only took place for like 1/8 of Goliath. Since according to the bonus chapter on Scott's blog, Derlyn ( I can't spell) goes back to being a boy to work for the Zoo.
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« Reply #46 on: April 29, 2012, 02:49:13 PM »

I think of the bullshit that is Twillight whenever I think of  romance book.

Besides, the romance only took place for like 1/8 of Goliath. Since according to the bonus chapter on Scott's blog, Derlyn ( I can't spell) goes back to being a boy to work for the Zoo.
I also learnt that romance can actually be really good if done well.
The part of that quote I have emboldened should tell you why Twilight doesn't count. One terrible example should not drag down an entire genre. Now let's just pretend Twilight doesn't exist and all those fans who say otherwise are just really into gothic folklore.

Also it's Deryn, just remove the 'l'.

I think what makes the romance in Leviathan so good is that its very subtle until the end. It's the most important part of the book but it's not the whole book.
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« Reply #47 on: April 30, 2012, 06:25:15 AM »

Yeah and then if you want LOTS of Dalek just read fanfics.  works for me.
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« Reply #48 on: April 30, 2012, 08:43:16 PM »

Ah yes, the fanfiction. Lot's of Dalek fluff there. Still, my favourite is So what happens next?Orion, which keeps the same balance of romance/action/plot as the actual books.
But then my other favourite is Goggles, so perhaps a bit of pure... uh... 'romance' can be good too.
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« Reply #49 on: April 30, 2012, 09:01:29 PM »

Ah yes, the fanfiction. Lot's of Dalek fluff there. Still, my favourite is So what happens next?Orion, which keeps the same balance of romance/action/plot as the actual books.
But then my other favourite is Goggles, so perhaps a bit of pure... uh... 'romance' can be good too.

Orion? Is that a book too?
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« Reply #50 on: April 30, 2012, 09:45:01 PM »

It's the name of a fanfiction. Orion is its proper sort of name and So what happens next? is the basic premise of the story. I would reccomend reading it immediately.

Goggles on the other hand is a series of 4 short stories by Julia456 that cant'g go in Quite Peculier because they are rated M for being erotic (but in a really subtle way).
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« Reply #51 on: April 30, 2012, 10:06:54 PM »

It's the name of a fanfiction. Orion is its proper sort of name and So what happens next? is the basic premise of the story. I would reccomend reading it immediately.

Goggles on the other hand is a series of 4 short stories by Julia456 that cant'g go in Quite Peculier because they are rated M for being erotic (but in a really subtle way).

Any link to the fanfics? I don't accept fanfics but i'll read it anyways.
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« Reply #52 on: April 30, 2012, 10:22:30 PM »

It's the name of a fanfiction. Orion is its proper sort of name and So what happens next? is the basic premise of the story. I would reccomend reading it immediately.

Goggles on the other hand is a series of 4 short stories by Julia456 that cant'g go in Quite Peculier because they are rated M for being erotic (but in a really subtle way).

Any link to the fanfics? I don't accept fanfics but i'll read it anyways.
So what happens next? Orion
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7732544/1/So_What_Happens_Next_Orion

And Goggles if that's what your into
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6837694/1/Goggles
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« Reply #53 on: May 01, 2012, 06:17:00 AM »

Huh, I always had trouble reading Orion...just couldn't get into it though.
Goggles I liked. Made me write my own lemon for the series too.
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« Reply #54 on: May 01, 2012, 06:50:57 PM »

It's the name of a fanfiction. Orion is its proper sort of name and So what happens next? is the basic premise of the story. I would reccomend reading it immediately.

Goggles on the other hand is a series of 4 short stories by Julia456 that cant'g go in Quite Peculier because they are rated M for being erotic (but in a really subtle way).

Any link to the fanfics? I don't accept fanfics but i'll read it anyways.
So what happens next? Orion
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7732544/1/So_What_Happens_Next_Orion

And Goggles if that's what your into
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6837694/1/Goggles

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« Reply #55 on: May 02, 2012, 01:02:56 AM »

Yeah. It's one of the few fanfictions that every even begins to reach actual novel lenght. Can't really read it myself, for some reason.
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« Reply #56 on: May 02, 2012, 01:05:31 AM »

Yeah. It's one of the few fanfictions that every even begins to reach actual novel lenght. Can't really read it myself, for some reason.

Doesn't help that I don't accept fan fictions. I only occasionally read the shorter fan fics. But to me, they never really take place in the Leviathan universe section of my mind and imagination.  ;D
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« Reply #57 on: May 02, 2012, 01:09:56 AM »

Good...you are of clearer mind then most fanfic readers. They read stuff on FF.N and instantly think it's the fo real deal. No. It's not. And honestly, I think that's part of the reason I can't read Orion. Leviathan ended with Goliath. Simple as that. Well, except for the "cough" bonus chapter, but that was just an excuse to put Alek in a dress and do some fanservice to some Texan idiots who made a in-real-life huxley out of ballons and streamers.
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« Reply #58 on: May 02, 2012, 11:18:16 AM »

Good...you are of clearer mind then most fanfic readers. They read stuff on FF.N and instantly think it's the fo real deal. No. It's not. And honestly, I think that's part of the reason I can't read Orion. Leviathan ended with Goliath. Simple as that. Well, except for the "cough" bonus chapter, but that was just an excuse to put Alek in a dress and do some fanservice to some Texan idiots who made a in-real-life huxley out of ballons and streamers.
Well we're in a mood lol but, I must say I agree! That's why most of my fics are super OOC most of the times
F.G.- Dylan as a guy and Alek as a chick, or Deryn as a Darwinist princess in a female domonite society and Alek as a guy dressed as a lass in fore mentioned female domonite society!!!
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« Reply #59 on: May 02, 2012, 11:24:29 AM »

I know of your work. I have read it on DeviantArt. I my self am Straif5 on there also. We have conversed before. I suggested that you expand your flipped characters a little more, I believe.
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