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[10 Oct 2009|12:37am]

Bloody Jack: 7
The Dalemark Quartet: 30

The Old Kingdom/Abhorsen: 28
The Queen's Thief/Attolia: 16

( and I shall sleep a pleasant sleep while storms above their visions keep )
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Better Movie: Sabriel or Lirael? [13 Jun 2009|12:58pm]

Is it possible that Lirael's story lends itself more to a conventional fantasy movie than Sabriel's?

Sabriel has few characters, some of them introduced well after the story begins like Touchstone. The plot is about this healthy, strong girl with an okay life save for the fact that she battles the Dead. But she goes to a magic school, so battling Dead is only mildly weird.

Lirael, on the other hand, starts at home, in a big Glacier with a lot of people. The character is a girl that doesn't belong. She finds out she's this Chosen One, and goes through an epic adventure to uncover who she is. It sounds like a meatier, more envolving premise in general for a big screen.

Don't get me wrong - I loved Sabriel best out of the three books because it was no-nonsense, let's get this party started kind of messy fantasy. Sabriel as a character was awesome, scared as hell but toughing it out without feeling too sorry for herself. The dynamic of Sabriel and Co. was cool, too.

I'm just intrigued at how Sabriel's composition could change the pacing of a possible movie. I feel Sabriel would be more of a Stardust [action now, think later] movie while Lirael would be a more LOTR [big themes, big ponderings] movie. Or maybe a Sabriel movie will put an experimental spin on the fantasy formula. What do you guys think?
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[01 Mar 2009|12:07am]



Gouon Hashi Koukou is a very special school. Housing all grades, there is room for everyone. There is even a University next door that is associated with the famous GHK. The campus is located in Osaka, Japan, but the students, teachers, and faculty are from other regions as well, other countries even. For students not in permanent residence in Osaka, dorms are available.
We take pride in our diverse student body. There are very talented children enrolled here, but magic, transformations, fighting, and energy blasts are not allowed in the hallways. There is a time and place for everything; everyone will be given the opportunity to show off their skills in the gym and at events and festivals.
Gouon Hashi Koukou is a multifandom roleplaying game set in a shoujo-esque school. Characters are taken from any fandom, but the situations and events are completely shoujo.
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Casting [20 Feb 2008|11:29am]

[ mood | hopeful ]

"There has been continual interest in Sabriel film rights over the last few years. I've always said that I'm prepared to sell the rights either to people whose work I respect or for vast amounts of money, preferably both! Typically, most of the approaches have been from people whose work I don't respect offering small amounts of money. But there are some ongoing discussions with some excellent film-makers so I remain hopeful."

This has, of course, had me drooling like crazy for a Film Trilogy.  I feel it would  be a great loss to not have these films produced - especially in a time where film-makers for the most part seem to have run completely dry of ideas for good films - that is to say, good plot, good characters, good dialogue and so on.  Let's face it most films today are either carbon copies of the same mediocre idea, or remakes of old films, and the amount of original, artistically fantastic material that's been coming out is so few and far between that it literally becomes sensational hype, which starts to detract from the actual film eventually.
Fantasy films that have done well in a Post-LOTR film era are essentially the Harry Potter and the Narnia film, or films, as it is soon to be with Narnia as well.  The rest have all been tragically disappointing.  Even a lot of the HP stuff that came out round about the same time as LOTR was tragically short of the benchmark being set by Peter Jackson and his WETA Workshops effects and prop team.  The Hobbit is slotted to be fantastic.
But are we really willing to settle for that.  I'm not.  I want The Old Kingdom Series on Film without a doubt.  But I agree with Nix: it has to be done by someone we, like him, can respect and who does good work.
Now, I've often thought about the look of the film - how it would be.  And how I would interpret it for screen etc.  But what about the who-does-what.  So I feel the need to do a casting call and see what people think about who should direct, star, etc.
Feel free to refute or support anything I say here in comments, but I'm interested to see others fill out this list:

I will do the same for Lirael and Abhorsen if there's considerable enough interest :)
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FIC: An Ellimere/Tindall story [13 Aug 2006|03:47am]

Yes, I like strange and random pairings between minor characters. The fic is here. :)
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FIC: Word of a Sayre (G) [12 Aug 2006|02:07am]

A friend asked me to write a shippy scene between Nicholas Sayre and Lirael. Large parts are taken from the last part of Abhorsen and parts of The Creature in the Case given that the potential for 'something' between these two already exists.

The story is here in case anyone else wants to read it :)

Also, lately I was posting my thoughts in the Old Kingdom series after re-reading the books. The tag is here.
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Recap and renewal of my adoration for the Old Kingdom series (cross-posted once) [02 Feb 2006|01:00pm]

I love Garth Nix's Old Kingdom series the most out of all his books. Despite occasional random posts, I have not really engaged in a discussion on livejournal about Garth Nix whom I adore. I feel bad for neglecting the series so I've posted a recap and renewal of my adoration for the Old Kingdom series at my journal. :)
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fiat Abhorsen RP, and it was good...erm... [05 Sep 2005|12:21am]

Alright! To anyone in any of these communities who expressed an interest,

An invisionboard has been created, at http://s13.invisionfree.com/Charterbound/index.php, and a poll regarding the setting has been set up. Feel free to join up and vote, if you're interested in the Abhorsen RP. Thanks!
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Roleplay, anyone? [14 Aug 2005|11:47pm]

[ mood | hopeful ]

Hi, Abhorsen fans.

I've been rereading the trilogy, and it occurred to me that this would be a great roleplay setting. So I looked around, and there's not much by way of message-board format RP to be had. Basically, I'm looking around to see if there's any interest in starting a pre-trilogy, circa Charter-formation game. Would anyone else enjoy this?

Cross-posted to various Abhorsen LJ comms. Thanks!

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[10 Aug 2005|02:57pm]

Is it bad that the maintainer of this community has had their journal deleted and purged?
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Two More Books [27 Jul 2005|02:11pm]

[ mood | indifferent ]

I found out that Garth Nix has notes for two other books in the Old Kingdom Series, but he's not sure if he will continue them or not. He said not to expect them for about 5 years.
Anyway, have more icons. Teaser:
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[24 Jul 2005|01:37pm]

Not much going on in here, eh?
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[20 Jul 2005|02:40pm]

Well, after trying to come up with some fressh ideas for icons, I have now done it. Enjoy!Collapse )
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[10 Jul 2005|12:00am]

Yay! More icons!
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The rest are here. Same rules apply: no hotlinking, and yes to credit.Collapse )
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Across the Wall [09 Jul 2005|11:40pm]
Just recently bought 'Across the Wall!' The lady had to go into the back room to get it, because I went to purchase it July 5 (the American release date). But I was so happy when I got it. =)

I've finished 'Nicholas Sayre and the Creature in the Case.' Left me with some new questions about the Old Kingdom, and it was nice to know a little bit more about Nick. Yay!

I've only read one of the short stories included (slow reader, I know) but when I finish them, I'll post a proper review. So far, I've loved it and strongly recomend purchasing it, if you haven't already.

Also, Christmas of 2006 Harper Collins UK is releasing a leather-bound edition of Sabriel! Can't wait to see what the cover will look like. My poor paperback edition is already tearing a bit at the corners. =(
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[08 Jul 2005|10:17pm]

Hi I'm new here, and with me I bring icons. Fantasy icons. The Abhorsen Trilogy icons to be specific. Credit would be nice, but it's not the end of the world.
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A Few Quick Questions [30 Jun 2005|10:08pm]

I'd never heard of Garth Nix until the other day when the nice bookstore lady said I'd like it when I asked for something Gaimanesque to read my kids (9 and 11 year old boys). She wanted to sell me the Old Kingdom books but they were out, so she started me on the Keys to the Kingdom series instead. We're three chapters into Mister Monday and we all like it.

Anyway, are the two "Kingdom" series related? Is it the same Kingdom? Is Arthur Penhalgion's world supposed to be Not Quite our world? What's the publishing schedule for Keys to the Kingdom? I know we're through Wednesday now, when's the other four days supposed to come out? If we want start another Nix book (after we're done with Harry and the HBP), should we just start the completed series instead?
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