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 Post subject: Welcome to Infinitas Forums
PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2000 11:01 am 
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Hey we've installed it and it works!


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since everything seems to be working!


Woo hoo, we finally have a GO for an Infinitas BB!


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Ooooo! Shiny :D A new place to play! *waves* Hello everyone :)


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Thanks for the enthusiasim Mim.


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:mrgreen: Hi mimble, great to see other people here...


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Me, I'm easily seduced by the opportunity to fritter away even more time on the vitally important business of chatting with like-minded peoples :wink: And how could I resist forums belonging to my very most favourite bookshop ever?

There's a christmas beetle trying to commit suicide in my loungerom light fitting :?


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Hi all!

Ah to be among the first. :D


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filmisme wrote:
Ah to be among the first. :D


Yes, it is indeed good to be amongst the first at a new forum. Hopefully some more people will arrive soon and many discussions will be heard to echo about the site.


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filmisme wrote:
Hi all!

Ah to be among the first. :D


Welcome.
Last Thursday night in the shop there were so many people trying to have a say in discussion group, I thought these forums could serve a purpose.


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 Post subject: Re: Welcome to Infinitas Forums
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Woo Hoo... 100th post on the site. And yes, I'm just trolling right now :)


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Postwhoring surely? :wink: Unless there are some incredibly easily offended people around here I don't think you'll make a very successful troll :)


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mimble wrote:
Postwhoring surely? :wink:


Absolutely.... that's be why about 1/3 of the posts here ATM are from me :)

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Unless there are some incredibly easily offended people around here I don't think you'll make a very successful troll


Maybe I'll have more luck when the site is huge, and has thousands of people posting on it...


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Hi everyone, just signed up here. I'm from Perth, 26 yrs old, full-time Honours student doing my thesis on fantasy published post-2000(ish). I occasionally dabble in writing short stories, though nothing has as yet come of that (Honours takes up a lot of time). Fave authors would include: Jeff VanderMeer, Ursula Le Guin, Stephen Lawhead, among others (as always, too many to list).

Hope to get to know everyone better soon!


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Welcome!
So, what exactly are you studying about fantasy writing?


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Sorry it took me this long to reply :oops:

My thesis is looking at contemporary fantasy (fantasy published post-2000) and how it has a tendency to adopt a modern world view as opposed to what Michael Moorcock describes as a dangerous nostalgic world view in much pre-2000 fantasy (ie. Lord of the Rings and the bulk of epic fantasy).
The texts I'm using are:

Jeff VanderMeer - City of Saints and Madmen
China Mieville - Perdido Street Station
Steph Swainston - The Year of Our War
K.J. Bishop - The Etched City
Alan Campbell - Scar Night
M. John Harrison - Viriconium
Mervyn Peake - The Gormenghast books

The last two I'm using as a precedent for fantasy authors writing from a modern world view, and at the centre of my argument is that this modern view invariably means the stories are set in cities, with little movement outside those cities, and little reference to nature. There's plenty of other novels I could use, of course. I'm arguing that the shift towards the modern view has (positively) effected the fantasy genre to such a degree that it is becoming rare to find new works that don't adopt it in large chunks. The New Weird, Steampunk and other similar movements/moments have been responsible for this too.

If anyone has any suggestions for other titles that I simply cannot do without, please let me know - any excuse to buy new books will do ;)


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