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Quackast 386 - These are the books that made us

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Aug. 7, 2018


In this Quackcast Tantz, Banes and I have a chat about the novels that influenced us when we were growing up. Each of us barely even touch on them but we do bring up some interesting titles… for Tantz it was the sexy comic Storm and the novel The gods of Foxcroft, for me it was the high fantasy of CS Lewis and JRR Tolkien, and later on SciFi by writer like Tanith Lee and her Don't bite the Sun and Drinking Sapphire Wine- both of which were very prophetic novels in the way they deal with hedonistic youth culture and the modern phenomenon of adults having extended childhoods while outsourcing more and more adult tasks to technology.
What were some of your most influential novels when growing up?

This week Gunwallace has given us the theme to Cataclysm 2: Welcome to a mysterious, exotic, magical place of dim shadows, deeply filtered sunlight, hanging bells, shimmering silks and the rich smell of spices…

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Featured comic:
One Heart -

The cover of “Storm” -

Special thanks to:
Gunwallace -
Tantz Aerine -
kawaiidaigakusei -
Banes -
Ozoneocean -

Featured music:
Cataclysm 2 -, by ArmandoB, rated M.



Ozoneocean at 8:59AM, Aug. 7, 2018

Thanks man! That's pretty cool

EssayBee at 8:50AM, Aug. 7, 2018

Great topic! Can't overstate the importance of reading if you're interested in any sort of storytelling. I make it a point to read at least two novel-length books a month. If anyone's on, feel free to friend me and check out my reading profile ( Much like with my taste in music, my taste in reading hasn't changed too much over the years, other than expanded. Robert McCammon's "The Wolf's Hour" was the first "real" adult novel I read when I was 14, and I still read his books to this day. Before that, I was reading the Able Team series of pulpy men's action novels and some Sherlock Holmes. (And the past year, I've picked up some of the ol' Able Team books I've seen at second-hand stores for a schlocky trip down memory lane.) The Hemingway stuff I've read (and analyzed in college) had a profound impact on how I read and construct stories.

Ozoneocean at 7:47AM, Aug. 7, 2018

That sounds great :D I think I've heard of it... It sounds like it was based on the real life poet and bard Taliesin.

KimLuster at 7:37AM, Aug. 7, 2018

I loved a series of fantasy novels set in 6th Ireland, called 'The Bard Series', by Keith Taylor. They were about, well, a Bard who could make magic with his music. It had fantastical elements, but also felt historical. I'm gonna go re-read them now! :D

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