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The Sage
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Posted - 07 Nov 2008 :  23:29:46  Show Profile  Send The Sage an AOL message  Click to see The Sage's MSN Messenger address  Send The Sage a Yahoo! Message Send The Sage a Private Message  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by Erik Scott de Bie

Nope, totally original. It's kind of Powers meets Watchmen, and thus an homage to both works.
I'm not really all that familiar with Powers. But I've long been a fan of Watchmen. Sounds good.
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My college roommate (who's got mad illustrating skills) and I are working on it, along with a comic that he devised. His will probably be made first, and I hope to be a co-writer with him.
Has your college roommote worked on any commercial art/imagery that we may be familiar with? Or is it all private work at the moment?
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Mordent. I don't think it gets enough love (a Scrooge-like ghost for a domain lord isn't nearly as sexy as a vampire master or a death knight), and with my story, it totally would.
I had a feeling you'd say Mordent. Or even Dementlieu for that matter. And I've yet to see any worthwhile tales featuring Wilfred Godefroy.
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I've run two Game of Thrones d20 games, both of which have gone very well. The first was in-and-around the climax of book 1 (Game of Thrones) and the second was background to book 1. Both of them concerned Arya (my favorite character, for reasons that should probably be obvious).
So the second system of d20 rules for GoT has been released?
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One of my best friends from my high school D&D group tried to get us into Mechwarrior at one point. I made a really cool/sexy female pilot (meep!), but it didn't really go anywhere.
She wasn't Canopian, was she?
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I got bogged down trying to design my own mech--not because I was bored, but because the possibilities were endless and I got lost in a maze of science-fiction/giant-robot fantasy and when I finally found my way out, 3rd edition had come out and we started playing that.
Indeed. I've had a lot on interesting ideas for 'Mech designs [mostly OmniMechs], but actually incorporating those ideas into physical numbers and stats for the 'Mechs is were the process tends to break down.
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Now that I think about it, I *did* once write a short story in the SWU . . . it was during the first of my three writing classes, when I was 13-14 and taking a SF/F writing class at Sacramento State. I don't remember much about the story except it concerned a mercenary/smuggler (meep!) who was trying to escape a complex and saw his nemesis (a female bounty hunter--double meep!) up in a control room and shot her with his blaster, cracking the windows which promptly became red with blood spray.
Suitably gruesome!

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Posted - 07 Nov 2008 :  23:42:10  Show Profile  Send The Sage an AOL message  Click to see The Sage's MSN Messenger address  Send The Sage a Yahoo! Message Send The Sage a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I've another question for you Erik, this time regarding Ghostwalker.

"The Nightingale's Song." What type of music do you imagine working with something like this?

The reason I'm asking is because I am in a "writing Realms music" frame of mind at the moment [having worked on a specific oboe-piece for an upcoming joint FR/RAVENLOFT campaign], mostly due to my efforts to set some of Danilo's more bawdy ballads [that Elaine generously provided] to music.

I've got a few ideas for tone and theme, mostly deriving from The Nightingale of classical origins. But I'd like to know what possible conception ideas you might have had for setting this song to music when you first wrote it?

I hope to produce a workable result [either as sheet music, or an MP3] that [with your permission] scribes can download from Candlekeep as part of "Milil's Shrine."

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quote:
Originally posted by The Sage

quote:
Originally posted by Erik Scott de Bie

I got bogged down trying to design my own mech--not because I was bored, but because the possibilities were endless and I got lost in a maze of science-fiction/giant-robot fantasy and when I finally found my way out, 3rd edition had come out and we started playing that.
Indeed. I've had a lot on interesting ideas for 'Mech designs [mostly OmniMechs], but actually incorporating those ideas into physical numbers and stats for the 'Mechs is were the process tends to break down.


Y'all are both familiar with the Heavy Metal Pro program, aren't you? That software makes Mech designing a snap.

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Erik Scott de Bie
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Posted - 08 Nov 2008 :  01:22:03  Show Profile  Visit Erik Scott de Bie's Homepage  Send Erik Scott de Bie an AOL message Send Erik Scott de Bie a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by The Sage

quote:
Originally posted by Erik Scott de Bie

Nope, totally original. It's kind of Powers meets Watchmen, and thus an homage to both works.
I'm not really all that familiar with Powers. But I've long been a fan of Watchmen. Sounds good.

I highly recommend Powers. It's my favorite comic.

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Has your college roommote worked on any commercial art/imagery that we may be familiar with? Or is it all private work at the moment?

All private at the moment, as far as I know. He's busy getting his Masters in archeology. Illustration's kind of a hobby with him--but one that he's really, really good at (kinda like me and writing!).

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So the second system of d20 rules for GoT has been released?

Just the one, to my knowledge--I used the same Fantasy Flight(?) system for both games, and it worked ok.

quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert

Y'all are both familiar with the Heavy Metal Pro program, aren't you? That software makes Mech designing a snap.

Oh man--you ARE a MW-geek, aren't you?

Cheers

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Posted - 08 Nov 2008 :  01:43:42  Show Profile  Send The Sage an AOL message  Click to see The Sage's MSN Messenger address  Send The Sage a Yahoo! Message Send The Sage a Private Message  Reply with Quote
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He's busy getting his Masters in archeology. Illustration's kind of a hobby with him--but one that he's really, really good at (kinda like me and writing!).
Heh. I was all ready to devote myself to studying archaeology at university back in '95. But the programming bug bite me around the same time as well, and bite hard and sharp so that I couldn't ignore it anymore. [Well, that, and the fact that graduate archaeology students here in Australia are expected to serve at least three-to-four years studying aboriginal artifacts and sites in the extremely arid and hot Australian Outback. And I've never liked the heat in the city, so I can only imagine how well I would've fared in those Outback locations.] So, unfortunately, I've had to devote my interest in archaeology to mostly amateur studies and local organisations set up to assist those whose focus on the subject delves a little deeper than the average "archaeology fan."
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Originally posted by Erik Scott de Bie

quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert

Y'all are both familiar with the Heavy Metal Pro program, aren't you? That software makes Mech designing a snap.

Oh man--you ARE a MW-geek, aren't you?
He's not the only one. HMPro has been a regular feature at my BT gaming table since the first [and highly bug-infested] version.

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Erik Scott de Bie
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Posted - 08 Nov 2008 :  01:44:45  Show Profile  Visit Erik Scott de Bie's Homepage  Send Erik Scott de Bie an AOL message Send Erik Scott de Bie a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by The Sage

"The Nightingale's Song." What type of music do you imagine working with something like this?
...
I've got a few ideas for tone and theme, mostly deriving from The Nightingale of classical origins. But I'd like to know what possible conception ideas you might have had for setting this song to music when you first wrote it?

Good question, Sage!

When I wrote it, I wasn't writing it as a "song," per se--but really a sort of epic verse/poem sort of thing. It's Arya relating her experience. I didn't originally envision musical accompaniment of any kind--Arya intended it to be acapella.

Which, of course, does not mean that music *isn't* ordinarily applied to it--history is rife with instances of originally non-musical poetry being set to music. When bards perform the Nightingale's Song [which has indeed been performed in my old Realms campaign as part of a bardic music activation], they supplement it with whatever music they think meet.

So what I'm saying is, set it to whatever you think appropriate. The primary focus should be the voice . . . and really you need the full text in Elvish, which obviously I don't know.

The poem's actually a lot, lot longer than what's listed in Ghostwalker--not the Iliad, quite, but it would fill up a good chapbook on its own, if written out entirely. I just picked the best excerpt to end the book.

Downshadow originally contained an easter egg about the place of "The Nightingale's Song" in Faerun's artistic history. But then I wrote it out mostly to save space, so I don't see why I shouldn't mention it otherwise. If you like this lore, by all means, use away!

Arya's "Nightingale's Song" inspired a popular chapbook called "The Ghost and the Maiden" (originally published before the Spellplague and continually told during and after), which on the weight of its sort of hopeful theme and fairy-tale quality has been repeated in a number of different variations (including at least one stage play/opera). Boiled down to its basic fairy-tale roots (in the Grimm's Tales way), the story is pretty well known across the North and the Heartlands among children, features a very strong heroine called The Nightingale, a wayward boogey-man called the Ghostwalker who is ultimately redeemed by the warm light of her heart, and the tale generally ends happily. (There are variations, however, wherein the Ghostwalker is the misunderstood hero, but these are rare.)

Nowadays, it is a little known fact that "The Nightingale" is based on an actual person--Arya Venkyr, a general in the Knights of Silver.

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The reason I'm asking is because I am in a "writing Realms music" frame of mind at the moment [having worked on a specific oboe-piece for an upcoming joint FR/RAVENLOFT campaign], mostly due to my efforts to set some of Danilo's more bawdy ballads [that Elaine generously provided] to music.

A tiny Downshadow teaser: Elaine provided a little bit of input on one fairly small but still very important moment. Just sayin'.

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I hope to produce a workable result [either as sheet music, or an MP3] that [with your permission] scribes can download from Candlekeep as part of "Milil's Shrine."

Hey, cool!

(Not that you need my permission. WotC owns the rights, not me!)

Cheers

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Lord Karsus
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-Geeze...Now I feel a bit guilty having never picked up Ghostwalker, yet...

-I'll get right to it. I need to return something, and see if I can find Ed's new novel for a gift anyway, so...(Not that I'm going for his novel more than yours or anything...)

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Steven Schend
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Posted - 08 Nov 2008 :  11:06:40  Show Profile  Visit Steven Schend's Homepage  Send Steven Schend a Yahoo! Message Send Steven Schend a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Well I just feel old now.

Interesting discussions, Erik, but as I've been working in other people's worlds since you were 8 (sigh), I've a different viewpoint. I'm vastly more enjoying working in my own creator-owned material (more of which I'll be doing soon). After 18 years of being a Realms/most other TMs of TSR-WotC, I think the only setting of someone else's that I'd want to write in would be Marvel or DC--I'd love me a Doctor Strange or Doctor Fate mini-series with Charles Vess or someone like that on art.

I'll admit, though, your reminder above that Hyboria would be an interesting setting; I'm a big Conan fan, and there's a lot to mine in that setting for sure. Currently reading CL Moore's JIREL OF JOIRY stories and having fun there, though I don't know if there's enough to build ramp-off stories therein.

So here's another queston from an old hack, just to go a different direction--If you had the choice to take the reins of an established intellectual property (in any medium) and drive a new direction, which one do you choose and where do you go with it?

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... I think the only setting of someone else's that I'd want to write in would be Marvel or DC--I'd love me a Doctor Strange...
Would you return to the older type Strange Tales for Dr. Strange, or continue with something a little more modern?

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"A nightingale in a golden cage..." ... Sorry.
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Originally posted by Erik Scott de Bie

When I wrote it, I wasn't writing it as a "song," per se--but really a sort of epic verse/poem sort of thing. It's Arya relating her experience. I didn't originally envision musical accompaniment of any kind--Arya intended it to be acapella.
Hmmm... monophony or concertato style?
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Which, of course, does not mean that music *isn't* ordinarily applied to it--history is rife with instances of originally non-musical poetry being set to music. When bards perform the Nightingale's Song [which has indeed been performed in my old Realms campaign as part of a bardic music activation], they supplement it with whatever music they think meet.
I'm thinking simple stringed instruments to start with. Woodwinds and the like may be a little too *heavy* for a piece with a theme like this.
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So what I'm saying is, set it to whatever you think appropriate. The primary focus should be the voice . . . and really you need the full text in Elvish, which obviously I don't know.

The poem's actually a lot, lot longer than what's listed in Ghostwalker--not the Iliad, quite, but it would fill up a good chapbook on its own, if written out entirely. I just picked the best excerpt to end the book.
Any chance I could see the whole poem? It'd actually help me to set music to the excerpt if I can imagine how it relates to the rest of the work.
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Downshadow originally contained an easter egg about the place of "The Nightingale's Song" in Faerun's artistic history. But then I wrote it out mostly to save space, so I don't see why I shouldn't mention it otherwise. If you like this lore, by all means, use away!
Indeed, I will.
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Arya's "Nightingale's Song" inspired a popular chapbook called "The Ghost and the Maiden" (originally published before the Spellplague and continually told during and after), which on the weight of its sort of hopeful theme and fairy-tale quality has been repeated in a number of different variations (including at least one stage play/opera). Boiled down to its basic fairy-tale roots (in the Grimm's Tales way), the story is pretty well known across the North and the Heartlands among children, features a very strong heroine called The Nightingale, a wayward boogey-man called the Ghostwalker who is ultimately redeemed by the warm light of her heart, and the tale generally ends happily. (There are variations, however, wherein the Ghostwalker is the misunderstood hero, but these are rare.)

Nowadays, it is a little known fact that "The Nightingale" is based on an actual person--Arya Venkyr, a general in the Knights of Silver.
Good. This will help me work around the concept of how the poem should play out in musical terms.

I suppose I could even tinker with possible [and slight] tonal alterations to reflect variations in how the tale is told across the North and throughout the Heartlands.
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A tiny Downshadow teaser: Elaine provided a little bit of input on one fairly small but still very important moment. Just sayin'.
As if I wasn't already eagerly anticipating this book. Thanks Erik!

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Steven Schend
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quote:
Originally posted by The Sage

quote:
Originally posted by Steven Schend

... I think the only setting of someone else's that I'd want to write in would be Marvel or DC--I'd love me a Doctor Strange...
Would you return to the older type Strange Tales for Dr. Strange, or continue with something a little more modern?



I'd probably go old-school just to have the excuse to go back to the funky Ditkoverses.

And yes, I think the Dark Dimension could stand some exploration and expansion.....

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-Dr. Strange FTW!
-Now I understand why Khelben always reminded me of Dr. Strange.


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quote:
Originally posted by Steven Schend

I'd probably go old-school just to have the excuse to go back to the funky Ditkoverses.

And yes, I think the Dark Dimension could stand some exploration and expansion.....



Dr Strange isn't getting as much love as he should. He needs his own title again.
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quote:
Originally posted by Steven Schend

quote:
Originally posted by The Sage

quote:
Originally posted by Steven Schend

... I think the only setting of someone else's that I'd want to write in would be Marvel or DC--I'd love me a Doctor Strange...
Would you return to the older type Strange Tales for Dr. Strange, or continue with something a little more modern?



I'd probably go old-school just to have the excuse to go back to the funky Ditkoverses.
Now you're on track. Ditko is a personal favorite of mine.
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And yes, I think the Dark Dimension could stand some exploration and expansion.....
Don't forget Nightmare's realm too. You can't have a Ditko-inspired Dr. Strange tale without Nightmare!

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Dr Strange isn't getting as much love as he should. He needs his own title again.
There is *some* speculation that Strange will be receiving another limited series sometime next year, based on previous Illuminati events, and because of the outcome of the Skrulls attempted "Secret Invasion." But I've not heard anything more about that since March of this year.

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Steven Schend
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Ahem. Apologies, Erik, for hijacking your thread here, dude.

We'll just go talk Doc Strange over in my thread now. <where's that embarrassed smiley icon?>

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Erik Scott de Bie
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quote:
Originally posted by The Sage

Any chance I could see the whole poem? It'd actually help me to set music to the excerpt if I can imagine how it relates to the rest of the work.

Good question, Sage . . . unfortunately, I don't have it all written per se--bits and pieces are all I have. I'll PM you about it--watch for that!
quote:
Originally posted by Steven Schend

After 18 years of being a Realms/most other TMs of TSR-WotC, I think the only setting of someone else's that I'd want to write in would be Marvel or DC--I'd love me a Doctor Strange or Doctor Fate mini-series with Charles Vess or someone like that on art.

Good points, SS!

Self-owned universes are indeed quite awesome. Two of the three novels I've written this year have been in worlds of my own making (the third obviously being Downshadow).
I don't find writing in a self-made world all that different from a shared world--I make up/harvest the elements I want, and write exactly the sort of story I want. Never met any hurdles in FR canon--I work *with* it, not against it.

I like both styles, really. (Though of course when I want to get around the critical bias against shared world fantasy, well, sole-proprietor worlds seems the way to go.)

(And I would love to see you behind a Dr. Strange comic Steve--be it one issue or fifty! )
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I'll admit, though, your reminder above that Hyboria would be an interesting setting; I'm a big Conan fan, and there's a lot to mine in that setting for sure.

Totally!
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So here's another queston from an old hack, just to go a different direction--If you had the choice to take the reins of an established intellectual property (in any medium) and drive a new direction, which one do you choose and where do you go with it?

That's a very, very interesting question that invites a somewhat politic answer. But I'll try to be brutally honest instead!

The setting that I most like which I'd be excited to steer (with appropriate advisors and partnerships) is the Realms, really. Not to say I don't agree with or support the recent changes to the setting--some I really like, some I really don't, as is wont to happen whenever there's change. I wanted to seize the Realms way before 4e was announced--whenever there was a change I didn't like, I said to myself, "man, I would have done it THIS way!"

And y'all know what? I did!

My tabletop Realms is/was not nearly the same as the canonical realms. Come play in one of my games, and the setting will look a bit different from what you're used to . . . it'll be *my* Realms.

And that's the magic of a game world . . . you CAN seize it for your own purposes. Play up the aspects you want, downplay or altogether avoid those you don't.

As far as *writing* in the as-is Realms goes, I like to fancy that I've always had this ability to integrate my stuff seamlessly into the canon. I take stuff I like, avoid stuff I don't, and it's all rock and role*. All my stories in the setting grow within the existing canon, so I'm not sure it would make sense for me to want to *push* things in one direction or another. Obviously I want to be able to tell some of the stories I've got in mind, but I'm quite content to integrate them into the existing direction.

There are many things I like about the 4e FR as well as many things I don't--as I could say about previous editions of the setting, as I'm sure I'll be saying about future editions. That's just the nature of the beast when you have a setting as diverse/panoramic as the Realms.

Cheers


(*See what I did there? I'm such a geek.)

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For those who are interested, here's a snippet of discussion about Twilight in Depths over at Worlds of D&D.

I figured it was only fair, since I linked a bunch from that scroll.

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quote:
Originally posted by Erik Scott de Bie

For those who are interested, here's a snippet of discussion about Twilight in Depths over at Worlds of D&D.

I figured it was only fair, since I linked a bunch from that scroll.

Cheers

Oooh! That might just be reason enough for me to dust off my profile over there and start posting again.

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-I'll admit, I picked up Ghostwalker last week (or the week before?) when I mentioned I was going to get it. It's been sitting there collecting dust, though. I'll be honest, the autobiography of the Dalai Lama beat you out, Erik, though I'm sure you'll understand. If it makes you feel a little better, though, you did beat out Darth Bane for my next book to read. Him and his apprentice are just gonna have to wait, that's how it is.

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As much as I love both DC and Marvel comics, I don't think I'd want to write for them. I think my #1 setting (if I would and could write a novel) after FR would be the World of the Young Kingdoms, from the Elric stories of Michael Moorcock.

I wouldn't want to write about Elric himself - just some of the lesser-developed regions. Hyboria would be cool too - Stygia is just TOO awesome.

And if I had to pick a Sci-Fi universe, it wouldn't be one of the 'biggies' - it would be in Larry Niven's Known Space. I'd love to do a short story in one of those Man-Kzin war anthologies.

Sorry for the 'interlude' - just some of my random thoughts and what not.

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quote:
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I'll be honest, the autobiography of the Dalai Lama beat you out, Erik, though I'm sure you'll understand.
Is that Freedom In Exile?

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quote:
Originally posted by Dagnirion

-I'll admit, I picked up Ghostwalker last week (or the week before?) when I mentioned I was going to get it.

Awesome! I hope you enjoy.
quote:
It's been sitting there collecting dust, though. I'll be honest, the autobiography of the Dalai Lama beat you out, Erik, though I'm sure you'll understand.

Aww jeez. Well, I *guess* that's ok . . .

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quote:
Originally posted by The Sage

quote:
Originally posted by Dagnirion

I'll be honest, the autobiography of the Dalai Lama beat you out, Erik, though I'm sure you'll understand.
Is that Freedom In Exile?



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quote:
Originally posted by Dagnirion

quote:
Originally posted by The Sage

quote:
Originally posted by Dagnirion

I'll be honest, the autobiography of the Dalai Lama beat you out, Erik, though I'm sure you'll understand.
Is that Freedom In Exile?



-My Land and My People.

Ah. That must be the more recent release. Thanks.

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