Friday, April 25, 2014

I'm Back!

It's been a while since I wrote anything on this blog, but I'm back again.  Lots of things have been happening in my life, mostly bad, but I felt like continuing this blog so I have something to do.   I'll hopefully be writing More excerpts from my book, some poems, and my general thoughts on topics such as life, the gaming industry, fantasy fiction, and the like.

    Lately, I've been doing a lot of reading up of various popular fiction authors, and I came across Brandon Sanderson.   I haven't gotten a chance to read any book of his, due to my current circumstances (aka living in Sierra Leone, a current country in West Africa), but from what I've read on his work, he pays attention to a lot of detail and his approach to magic is one of the most impressive things I've ever seen.   It's so intricate, well-explained, and functioning.

     My two favorite authors at the moment are R.A Salvatore and George R.R Martin.  Both have slightly similar styles, but for the most part are heavily contrasting.  Salvatore's worlds are vibrant, imaginative and full of life and fantastical elements.  Martin's world is vibrant as well, but is much darker, and more grounded.  The character's of Martin's worlds are extremely realist in their interactions with other characters, and he's not afraid to kill off many of the various protagonists.

    Salvatore's cast while not truly as vast as Martin's, is still filled with unique and dynamic characters who are often plagued with choices that go against their very nature and beliefs, such as the ever popular Drizz't Do'Urden, the drow or dark elf who is inherently different than ninety-percent of drow.   While most are murderous, greedy and backstabbing individuals, Drizz't was imparted with a sense of honor from his father.

   Well, that's about it for now, I'll be writing a bit more to kind of get back into the flows of things.