ThomasLaHomme, The Reader

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The Dolls' Quest

Two sentient dolls who remember previous lives as a prince and princess in another universe, go on a perilous quest across the United States to learn more of their origins. My first storygame so any constructive criticism is welcome. Now with 30% fewer typos! Thanks to Mizal for editing advice. 


Time and the Twin Cities
unpublished

A young man's coming of age as he navigates an underground fairy city where time runs slower and his hometown as it evolves into a metropolis over the centuries.


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The Price of Freedom: Innocence Lost on 3/29/2019 2:32:07 PM

I'm happy for you. :)


Game of Thrones - Season 8 on 3/29/2019 10:56:00 AM

I have here what in Mystery novels would be called the smoking gun. Yes, they speak English in Westeros. Hodor! https://www.vulture.com/2016/05/game-of-thrones-hodor-what-happened.html


Game of Thrones - Season 8 on 3/28/2019 4:44:14 PM

Tolkien sets LOTR in Europe in some pre-historic antediluvian mythical age, similar to the Hyborean Age of Robert E. Howard's Conan stories. In no way does he intend his readers to think the characters are really speaking English, but instead expects people to understand it's some dead language from out of the mists of pre-history. 


Game of Thrones - Season 8 on 3/28/2019 1:41:58 PM

I think in the books, the people of Westeros speak "Common," which sounds like the language everyone speaks in Dungeons & Dragons. I read somewhere that they are basically speaking English. Martin didn't want to do the kind of homework Tolkien did. I don't even want to touch the books, though. The longest novel I ever tried to read was Austin Tappen Wright's "Islandia" (which, incidentally, has its own detailed language) and I STILL didn't finish it... I think I have just 40 pages to go. I generally find fantasy novels that can act as doorstops to be daunting and time-consuming. 


Game of Thrones - Season 8 on 3/28/2019 1:38:16 PM

They hired a linguist to create some of the languages for the show.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_J._Peterson


Game of Thrones - Season 8 on 3/28/2019 1:21:49 PM

Pretty sure they speak English. Would explain why they refer to the Western continent as Westeros and the Eastern one as Essos. Rather unimaginative names for continents.


hi on 3/28/2019 1:18:25 PM

We welcome you to this DIY interactive text site. Good luck.


Lesbian Storygames on 3/28/2019 1:16:37 PM

Working on a storygame with a lesbian protagonist. Does that count? mizal's seen some of it. 


Game of Thrones - Season 8 on 3/28/2019 1:08:53 PM

Kind of disillusioned with the show since it went off-book. The characters, dialogue, and plot elements are becoming increasingly generic High Fantasy cliche's. The show started off somewhat promisingly (getting past the fact that everyone in Westeros speaks English instead of a made-up Fantasy language... never mind that their ancestors from the lost continent of Valeria spoke their own language and that everyone else in that world speaks a Fantasy language) and the first four seasons contained some strong writing with great character development and a lot of interesting world-building and background history. But the further the show strays from the books, the more this whole thing just resembles another second-rate Tolkien knockoff. The show's complex political machinations and dynamic character arcs impressed me greatly. But that was mostly what George R. R. Martin had written in the novels. Now it's all Good Vs. Evil in an "ultimate showdown" and I'm afraid the ending will be too damned predictable... unless of course the White Walkers turn everybody into the the living dead, which is sort of what the producers are doing anyway. 


Urban Fantasy Without Magic on 3/10/2019 9:17:16 AM

The Lottery in Babylon? Not like his Library of Babel story, right? I've read a few translations of Borges. His stuff is pretty interesting. I'll check out the other story, though. Thanks.