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You sound like a Goodkind webmaster from a couple of years ago Larry Send a noteboard - 12/04/2010 06:58:42 PM

And your responses over at his blog are the epitome of manners and well-cultured decorum? ;)


I went over to look at the comments and it does please me to see people standing up for RJ so aggressively, and raising valid points too. I'm hoping this will make the Professor realise he is not a stand-up comedian, and that people who come to his blog want quality statements, and not the day's best one-liner.

That said, Roberts has the right to write whatever he wants on his blog. It is his after all. I'm just irritated that his blog is here.


Well, I would have to say that while fionwe/Raj's comments were well-received and did generate some interesting responses from Roberts, the other comments were more than just "aggressive." Unless you believe those who disagree on their personal blogs deserve to receive those sorts of comments? And how would you know who is his audience? You never did read the "worldbling" post from a year ago, did you? That one was indeed hilarious and his "audience" did seem to enjoy that one...
Illusions fall like the husk of a fruit, one after another, and the fruit is experience. - Narrator, Sylvie

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Author Adam Roberts tackled the WoT. - 19/03/2010 09:30:25 PM 10371 Views
A question for Larry - 19/03/2010 09:40:37 PM 2236 Views
Roberto Bolaño - 19/03/2010 11:09:57 PM 2010 Views
I completely agree with his review. - 19/03/2010 11:11:17 PM 2181 Views
Ouch! Somebody pull that guy off RJ! *NM* - 20/03/2010 03:47:07 AM 997 Views
Can't say that I really disagree. - 20/03/2010 05:19:26 AM 1533 Views
My problem with the reviews: - 20/03/2010 06:29:08 AM 2099 Views
Hear Hear !!! ....................... = ........................ *NM* - 20/03/2010 06:37:11 AM 961 Views
I agree - 20/03/2010 11:19:29 AM 1631 Views
You know what else I'm finding annoying? - 07/04/2010 07:29:37 AM 1553 Views
Fully Agree *NM* - 21/06/2010 12:41:05 AM 854 Views
well I agree and disagree - 20/03/2010 06:51:29 AM 1921 Views
Re: well I agree and disagree - 20/03/2010 02:12:43 PM 1438 Views
I'd say just The Eye of the World - 20/03/2010 05:26:19 PM 1452 Views
Indeed - 21/03/2010 12:34:19 AM 1448 Views
These reviews are pathetic - 20/03/2010 12:52:22 PM 1433 Views
I'm amused by some of the responses - 20/03/2010 07:20:03 PM 1811 Views
+1 *NM* - 20/03/2010 10:48:14 PM 952 Views
Are you suggesting that we are unqualified to disagree with him ? - 20/03/2010 11:21:44 PM 1605 Views
No, I said rather that it's ridiculous to make such disparaging comments about his takes - 20/03/2010 11:37:56 PM 1634 Views
I considered doing so - 21/03/2010 12:27:27 AM 1420 Views
I will reply to myself: What's the problem McFly , chicken ? - 21/03/2010 12:29:36 AM 1397 Views
My sister called me chicken once - 10/04/2010 01:18:31 AM 1411 Views
what's wrong runt... are you yellah? *NM* - 10/04/2010 10:40:16 AM 937 Views
NICE! *NM* - 10/04/2010 02:19:44 PM 802 Views
Re: I'm amused by some of the responses - 23/03/2010 04:50:42 PM 1518 Views
And I'm even more amused by this response - 24/03/2010 01:11:50 AM 1455 Views
Re: And I'm even more amused by this response - 24/03/2010 03:03:28 AM 1317 Views
Nah, TGS was the only serious review of the series I've done - 24/03/2010 04:31:28 AM 1376 Views
On a completely unrelated note... - 24/03/2010 06:15:25 AM 1253 Views
Ha! - 24/03/2010 06:34:48 AM 1379 Views
My congratulations then . *NM* - 24/03/2010 06:36:11 AM 1273 Views
You say it as if I had been condemned to hell! - 24/03/2010 07:13:45 AM 1186 Views
No. Well, maybe. - 24/03/2010 06:52:28 PM 1304 Views
! - 24/03/2010 06:54:34 PM 1340 Views
Re: Author Adam Roberts tackled the WoT. - 22/03/2010 02:47:23 PM 1422 Views
Re: Author Adam Roberts tackled the WoT. - 23/03/2010 01:53:16 PM 1426 Views
Wow, you guys have completely missed the point of the Wheel of Time series - 22/03/2010 05:28:07 PM 1467 Views
There's a point to it? - 22/03/2010 06:47:12 PM 1457 Views
I thought the point was to write about a bunch of stuff happening? - 09/04/2010 03:42:49 PM 1455 Views
Re: Author Adam Roberts tackled the WoT. - 23/03/2010 04:54:38 PM 1377 Views
pfft wth-ever - 26/03/2010 12:35:53 AM 1271 Views
Dude's been up for more awards for his writing than RJ ever was - 26/03/2010 12:28:19 PM 1515 Views
bla bla bla - 29/03/2010 06:17:07 AM 1355 Views
Usually, it's spelled "blah" - 29/03/2010 07:03:51 AM 1365 Views
Wow. That post was more entertaining than Mr. Roberts' review. Thank you *NM* - 29/03/2010 08:23:41 AM 1133 Views
You must have low standards for entertainment - 29/03/2010 08:54:03 AM 1350 Views
Re: You must have low standards for entertainment - 29/03/2010 09:13:44 AM 1444 Views
I know you were, thus the at the least of my comment - 29/03/2010 09:19:30 AM 1320 Views
Unimpressed - 29/03/2010 10:50:07 PM 1692 Views
Thank you - 30/03/2010 12:35:39 AM 1253 Views
*Standing ovation for DomA* - 30/03/2010 07:36:59 AM 1459 Views
Yes. Also, Roberts is a wanker. *NM* - 05/04/2010 09:28:57 PM 964 Views
Re: Dude's been up for more awards for his writing than RJ ever was - 29/03/2010 04:32:23 PM 1439 Views
Might want to re-read their Wikis again. - 29/03/2010 07:07:11 PM 1329 Views
Awards - 29/03/2010 07:42:03 PM 1311 Views
That link is out of date - 29/03/2010 07:54:56 PM 1288 Views
Re: That link is out of date - 29/03/2010 08:22:03 PM 1424 Views
This is a battle of win/lose? - 29/03/2010 08:47:54 PM 1340 Views
Re: This is a battle of win/lose? - 29/03/2010 09:03:07 PM 1384 Views
*considers employing the Chewbacca defense* - 29/03/2010 09:28:06 PM 1372 Views
Re: *considers employing the Chewbacca defense* - 29/03/2010 09:44:58 PM 1423 Views
The final point explains the "defense" - 30/03/2010 12:24:56 AM 1253 Views
Re: The final point explains the "defense" - 30/03/2010 01:33:04 PM 1259 Views
No, no, no - 30/03/2010 06:38:41 PM 1320 Views
Re: No, no, no - 30/03/2010 07:51:34 PM 1378 Views
Still continuing, huh? - 31/03/2010 02:10:13 AM 1365 Views
Re: Still continuing, huh? - 31/03/2010 03:56:57 PM 1283 Views
Those were polls - 31/03/2010 08:46:07 PM 1318 Views
Re: Those were polls - 05/04/2010 03:22:13 PM 1271 Views
Does it gives him right to insult me? - 13/04/2011 02:10:32 PM 1277 Views
I wouldn't know. Was he speaking directly to you? - 14/04/2011 11:28:16 PM 1419 Views
He's now reviewed the third book - 26/03/2010 12:27:16 PM 1497 Views
Well, this time I must disagree with him . - 29/03/2010 07:31:40 AM 1316 Views
I don't think he was claiming that RJ was alone in doing that - 29/03/2010 07:44:07 AM 1278 Views
Hah! - 29/03/2010 06:07:28 PM 1287 Views
Well... - 29/03/2010 06:52:10 PM 1267 Views
Differing perspectives, I guess. - 29/03/2010 07:58:13 PM 1358 Views
I suppose - 29/03/2010 08:50:43 PM 1279 Views
Re: I suppose - 30/03/2010 12:18:30 AM 1434 Views
True - 30/03/2010 12:23:28 AM 1282 Views
Hey, DomA, do you know why the Shienarans randomly speak in the Old Tongue? - 30/03/2010 12:52:01 AM 1200 Views
Re: Hey, DomA, do you know why the Shienarans randomly speak in the Old Tongue? - 30/03/2010 07:45:08 AM 1330 Views
But why only them? - 30/03/2010 08:07:00 AM 1343 Views
Re: But why only them? - 30/03/2010 03:56:54 PM 1296 Views
Re: But why only them? - 30/03/2010 08:29:37 PM 1389 Views
I really liked a lot of the minor characters in The Great Hunt. - 30/03/2010 12:49:03 AM 1347 Views
I barely thought twice about those, to be honest - 30/03/2010 06:39:55 PM 1337 Views
I can't wait what he's going to try to do with TFoH and beyond - 28/03/2010 08:18:59 PM 1385 Views
Glad you enjoyed it - 29/03/2010 09:33:43 PM 1213 Views
The Shadow Rising review - 02/04/2010 09:42:53 AM 1484 Views
I wonder if this borders on trolling - 02/04/2010 02:29:58 PM 10090 Views
You want complaining? You got it... - 02/04/2010 06:38:09 PM 1385 Views
That would be a mistake - 02/04/2010 09:16:25 PM 1547 Views
Re: That would be a mistake - 02/04/2010 10:28:56 PM 1291 Views
I agree, Roberts is more and more coming across to me as just bitter - 10/04/2010 01:24:52 AM 1404 Views
Little late to this one as well - 10/04/2010 11:12:04 AM 1448 Views
Perhaps you should have led with this bit - 10/04/2010 02:52:23 PM 1505 Views
Re: I wonder if this borders on trolling - 04/04/2010 09:16:22 AM 1365 Views
What review? I couldn't find one... - 02/04/2010 08:00:45 PM 1538 Views
Re: What review? I couldn't find one... - 02/04/2010 09:22:13 PM 1503 Views
See my comment below - 02/04/2010 09:32:54 PM 1492 Views
Re: See my comment below - 03/04/2010 09:31:22 AM 1927 Views
Sorry I'm late in responding, but I've been quite busy this week - 07/04/2010 09:45:48 PM 1728 Views
Yes, I can probably agree with what you say here. - 08/04/2010 12:29:16 AM 1221 Views
- 08/04/2010 12:32:53 AM 1318 Views
I agree completely. *NM* - 02/04/2010 09:53:44 PM 849 Views
Speaking of irritation - 02/04/2010 10:50:04 PM 1495 Views
Commentary, then? - 02/04/2010 09:27:18 PM 1315 Views
Here's the thing... - 02/04/2010 10:11:18 PM 1329 Views
Re: Here's the thing... - 02/04/2010 10:31:56 PM 1202 Views
Re: Here's the thing... - 03/04/2010 01:34:05 AM 1230 Views
I somehow overlooked this last week, it seems - 10/04/2010 11:01:17 AM 1517 Views
Indeed - 02/04/2010 10:34:00 PM 1185 Views
Re: Commentary, then? - 05/04/2010 03:44:07 PM 1295 Views
for a man that bitterly complains about an author who is padding his work - 08/04/2010 09:41:07 PM 1446 Views
1400 words is long-winded? - 09/04/2010 10:07:41 AM 1485 Views
since you can sum up those 1400 words in about 25 yes that's longwinded - 09/04/2010 01:36:16 PM 1350 Views
Except I didn't really sum it up, as I left out quite a bit - 10/04/2010 11:15:42 AM 1419 Views
You are very defensive over this - 10/04/2010 01:54:15 PM 1197 Views
Nah, more of a devil's advocate than anything else - 12/04/2010 03:57:12 AM 1283 Views
Re: Nah, more of a devil's advocate than anything else - 12/04/2010 05:30:53 PM 1200 Views
You sound like a Goodkind webmaster from a couple of years ago - 12/04/2010 06:58:42 PM 1283 Views
You don't come across as a devil's advocate - 30/03/2011 03:07:32 PM 1243 Views
Well Larry I have started reading Gradsil by Adam Roberts - 07/04/2010 08:59:28 PM 1400 Views
I demand a paragraph by paragraph review, with footnotes! - 07/04/2010 09:50:39 PM 1320 Views
Re: I demand a paragraph by paragraph review, with footnotes! - 08/04/2010 01:06:20 PM 1192 Views
Which Invisible Man? - 09/04/2010 09:58:44 AM 1395 Views
Re: Which Invisible Man? - 09/04/2010 01:26:42 PM 1291 Views
I have a very different take on that book - 10/04/2010 11:17:13 AM 1277 Views
Re: I demand a paragraph by paragraph review, with footnotes! - 09/04/2010 01:45:44 PM 1334 Views
Hrmm... - 10/04/2010 11:19:01 AM 1152 Views
Re: Well Larry I have started reading Gradsil by Adam Roberts - 12/04/2010 05:37:36 PM 1382 Views
He brings up some interesting points, if in an unnecessarily rude manner - 08/04/2010 12:42:25 PM 1330 Views
To be honest, I doubt most readers of the series obsess over it that much - 09/04/2010 10:05:49 AM 1350 Views
Re: To be honest, I doubt most readers of the series obsess over it that much - 09/04/2010 01:28:17 PM 1845 Views
Re: To be honest, I doubt most readers of the series obsess over it that much - 10/04/2010 11:40:22 AM 1266 Views
why are you so bothered by people being unimpressed with Roberts? - 10/04/2010 02:19:08 PM 1390 Views
I don't understand it either - 11/04/2010 12:44:25 PM 1350 Views
right? - 11/04/2010 02:13:00 PM 1361 Views
Nah - 12/04/2010 04:13:44 AM 1165 Views
And in vol. 5, Roberts discovers the horrors of the circus - 09/04/2010 09:57:03 AM 1303 Views
5 reviews without saying more than "I hate the series" - 09/04/2010 01:31:13 PM 1214 Views
Basically he just states the "nothing happens"-argument... - 09/04/2010 03:26:02 PM 1226 Views
Well, what was really resolved here? - 10/04/2010 11:25:25 AM 1215 Views
Well... - 12/04/2010 05:05:20 PM 1406 Views
well exactly - 12/04/2010 05:33:11 PM 1429 Views
So very little was resolved and much was set into motion, then? - 12/04/2010 06:55:45 PM 1389 Views
Yes... - 12/04/2010 10:51:08 PM 1168 Views
Ever read Umberto Eco's How To Travel with a Salmon? - 12/04/2010 11:07:19 PM 1390 Views
I guess... - 13/04/2010 10:03:03 AM 1429 Views
Sounds like you value prolixity for the sake of prolixity, to be honest - 13/04/2010 04:41:07 PM 2574 Views
Nah... - 13/04/2010 05:29:34 PM 1178 Views
He's read and enjoyed Proust, among others - 13/04/2010 07:37:39 PM 1233 Views
Ah, well... - 13/04/2010 09:45:45 PM 1203 Views
Dismissive, much? - 13/04/2010 10:52:30 PM 1344 Views
About that bifurcation... - 14/04/2010 02:02:15 AM 1323 Views
I'm rather moderate - 14/04/2010 10:11:30 AM 1229 Views
I'm just a liberation theologist at heart - 15/04/2010 01:51:16 PM 2155 Views
So, if you don't mind... - 13/04/2010 05:51:06 AM 1303 Views
That's fine with me - 13/04/2010 06:31:41 AM 1274 Views
I'm sorry, but he's totally right. "The Circus" made me put down this series for 5 YEARS. - 09/04/2010 03:38:16 PM 1310 Views
I didn't find it quite that bad, but... - 11/04/2010 08:27:52 AM 1222 Views
LoC represented a sharp drop in quality!!? - 19/05/2010 03:27:21 PM 1329 Views
And ignores everything else... - 09/04/2010 05:10:00 PM 1372 Views
Inchoatus went offline a couple of years ago - 10/04/2010 11:42:26 AM 2295 Views
This guy is going to get what he deserves... - 09/04/2010 10:26:14 PM 1296 Views
I'm waiting with bated breath for his CoT review *NM* - 10/04/2010 01:00:59 PM 953 Views
Just wanted to point out that he is not reviewing the series. - 16/04/2010 04:04:49 PM 1298 Views
Lord of Chaos commentary - 16/04/2010 03:39:39 PM 1310 Views
He has reached - The Hump. - 16/04/2010 03:55:51 PM 1269 Views
Re: He has reached - The Hump. - 18/04/2010 08:08:59 AM 1504 Views
No no. It was Lord of Heaven! - 16/04/2010 05:51:11 PM 1223 Views
Yeah, I noticed that - 16/04/2010 11:16:26 PM 1133 Views
I would love the see him review Goodkind... - 16/04/2010 11:51:07 PM 1311 Views
Finally re-read that post - 20/04/2010 09:35:45 PM 1295 Views
The magic items are mostly irrelevant... - 21/04/2010 03:37:36 AM 1295 Views
A Crown of Swords - or is it deco-porn? - 23/04/2010 08:36:17 AM 1394 Views
Re: A Crown of Swords - or is it deco-porn? - 29/04/2010 06:02:28 PM 1309 Views
I disagree - 29/04/2010 09:34:49 PM 1156 Views
I agree. - 29/04/2010 09:45:29 PM 1344 Views
Took me a moment to realize with whom you were agreeing - 29/04/2010 10:19:05 PM 1238 Views
Well, I did mention the necklines get overdone... - 06/05/2010 06:17:46 PM 1608 Views
Well, there's now also the tea to comment about - 07/05/2010 11:29:03 AM 1346 Views
A bit of a stumble this week - 30/04/2010 01:53:31 PM 1382 Views
The Path of Daggers commentary - 07/05/2010 10:39:03 AM 1376 Views
You'd think a Brit would like the tea... *NM* - 11/05/2010 04:05:42 PM 819 Views
Maybe he's just a contrarian? - 11/05/2010 07:55:43 PM 1214 Views
Winter's Heart - 21/05/2010 12:46:14 PM 1381 Views
To be fair - 21/05/2010 01:56:49 PM 1483 Views
I think WH was my least favorite of the WoT novels I re-read - 21/05/2010 04:49:31 PM 1272 Views
Re: I think WH was my least favorite of the WoT novels I re-read - 25/05/2010 05:05:09 PM 1460 Views
WH was my least favorite novel in the series, and that is saying a lot. - 28/05/2010 03:15:13 PM 1366 Views
I completely agree with his KoD post. Here is my favorite quote: - 28/05/2010 03:08:31 PM 1589 Views
CoT, you mean (link to actual post included) - 28/05/2010 04:56:10 PM 1391 Views
Yep, I meant COT. *NM* - 28/05/2010 07:02:48 PM 814 Views
Knife of Dreams - 18/06/2010 09:07:27 AM 1288 Views
Re: Knife of Dreams - 19/06/2010 05:49:38 AM 1361 Views
Agree... - 19/06/2010 05:08:44 PM 1354 Views
Roberts reflects back on WoT 1-11, with answers to questions asked of him - 25/06/2010 12:51:29 PM 1365 Views
This guy should be burned at the stake - 25/06/2010 03:22:34 PM 8779 Views
Are you done making a fool out of yourself, Mark? - 26/06/2010 06:53:37 PM 1324 Views
Oh come on... - 26/06/2010 09:06:01 PM 1431 Views
Well, the burning at the stake was a bit much... - 26/06/2010 10:19:40 PM 1440 Views
Well, really! You brought the comment to his notice... - 26/06/2010 11:34:08 PM 1399 Views
And your point is...? - 27/06/2010 12:37:00 AM 1477 Views
Well... - 27/06/2010 05:38:12 AM 1416 Views
Indeed... I think it's rather clear that Larry's goal has been to cause trouble - 27/06/2010 10:57:36 AM 1558 Views
There is no "borderline" about it. - 28/03/2011 05:17:15 PM 1290 Views
Ridiculous - 27/06/2010 06:38:46 AM 1318 Views
I like his FAQ and his overall musings on its' popularity. - 29/06/2010 06:35:10 PM 1393 Views
One year later... - 27/03/2011 03:40:29 AM 1315 Views
Re: One year later... - 28/03/2011 05:03:32 PM 1227 Views
I see you subconsciously support critical takes. - 28/03/2011 11:41:48 PM 1537 Views
No I conciously support telling you and him that you are pathetic, arrogent, & jelous. *NM* - 30/03/2011 01:40:36 PM 882 Views
Jealous? - 30/03/2011 05:20:32 PM 1284 Views
I agree, I didn't even notice it was an old post, definitely did not deserve to be revived. *NM* - 30/03/2011 02:41:12 PM 798 Views
Seconded. - 30/03/2011 04:04:36 PM 1195 Views
Now I notice as well that this is a year old. You're very silly, Larry, very silly. *NM* - 30/03/2011 04:13:38 PM 837 Views
Yep! - 30/03/2011 05:16:38 PM 1223 Views
Jeez Larry, you're starting to sound like a GRRM detractor. - 31/03/2011 03:01:38 PM 1346 Views
Nah, no detractor - 01/04/2011 03:00:41 PM 1431 Views
Could a thread be locked? - 31/03/2011 07:48:26 PM 1210 Views
Re: One year later... - 01/04/2011 02:55:02 AM 1513 Views
Yep - 01/04/2011 02:57:52 PM 1367 Views

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