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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 10035 Views
A question for Larry - 19/03/2010 09:40:37 PM 2101 Views
Roberto Bolaño - 19/03/2010 11:09:57 PM 1863 Views
I completely agree with his review. - 19/03/2010 11:11:17 PM 2042 Views
Ouch! Somebody pull that guy off RJ! *NM* - 20/03/2010 03:47:07 AM 920 Views
Can't say that I really disagree. - 20/03/2010 05:19:26 AM 1415 Views
My problem with the reviews: - 20/03/2010 06:29:08 AM 1962 Views
Hear Hear !!! ....................... = ........................ *NM* - 20/03/2010 06:37:11 AM 891 Views
I agree - 20/03/2010 11:19:29 AM 1496 Views
You know what else I'm finding annoying? - 07/04/2010 07:29:37 AM 1436 Views
Fully Agree *NM* - 21/06/2010 12:41:05 AM 780 Views
well I agree and disagree - 20/03/2010 06:51:29 AM 1783 Views
Re: well I agree and disagree - 20/03/2010 02:12:43 PM 1323 Views
I'd say just The Eye of the World - 20/03/2010 05:26:19 PM 1316 Views
Indeed - 21/03/2010 12:34:19 AM 1331 Views
These reviews are pathetic - 20/03/2010 12:52:22 PM 1312 Views
I'm amused by some of the responses - 20/03/2010 07:20:03 PM 1670 Views
+1 *NM* - 20/03/2010 10:48:14 PM 879 Views
Are you suggesting that we are unqualified to disagree with him ? - 20/03/2010 11:21:44 PM 1489 Views
No, I said rather that it's ridiculous to make such disparaging comments about his takes - 20/03/2010 11:37:56 PM 1528 Views
I considered doing so - 21/03/2010 12:27:27 AM 1310 Views
I will reply to myself: What's the problem McFly , chicken ? - 21/03/2010 12:29:36 AM 1271 Views
My sister called me chicken once - 10/04/2010 01:18:31 AM 1308 Views
what's wrong runt... are you yellah? *NM* - 10/04/2010 10:40:16 AM 871 Views
NICE! *NM* - 10/04/2010 02:19:44 PM 738 Views
Re: I'm amused by some of the responses - 23/03/2010 04:50:42 PM 1399 Views
And I'm even more amused by this response - 24/03/2010 01:11:50 AM 1333 Views
Re: And I'm even more amused by this response - 24/03/2010 03:03:28 AM 1203 Views
Nah, TGS was the only serious review of the series I've done - 24/03/2010 04:31:28 AM 1248 Views
On a completely unrelated note... - 24/03/2010 06:15:25 AM 1119 Views
Ha! - 24/03/2010 06:34:48 AM 1267 Views
My congratulations then . *NM* - 24/03/2010 06:36:11 AM 1160 Views
You say it as if I had been condemned to hell! - 24/03/2010 07:13:45 AM 1080 Views
No. Well, maybe. - 24/03/2010 06:52:28 PM 1175 Views
! - 24/03/2010 06:54:34 PM 1234 Views
Re: Author Adam Roberts tackled the WoT. - 22/03/2010 02:47:23 PM 1288 Views
Re: Author Adam Roberts tackled the WoT. - 23/03/2010 01:53:16 PM 1296 Views
Wow, you guys have completely missed the point of the Wheel of Time series - 22/03/2010 05:28:07 PM 1350 Views
There's a point to it? - 22/03/2010 06:47:12 PM 1344 Views
I thought the point was to write about a bunch of stuff happening? - 09/04/2010 03:42:49 PM 1336 Views
Re: Author Adam Roberts tackled the WoT. - 23/03/2010 04:54:38 PM 1267 Views
pfft wth-ever - 26/03/2010 12:35:53 AM 1150 Views
Dude's been up for more awards for his writing than RJ ever was - 26/03/2010 12:28:19 PM 1372 Views
bla bla bla - 29/03/2010 06:17:07 AM 1235 Views
Usually, it's spelled "blah" - 29/03/2010 07:03:51 AM 1261 Views
Wow. That post was more entertaining than Mr. Roberts' review. Thank you *NM* - 29/03/2010 08:23:41 AM 1073 Views
You must have low standards for entertainment - 29/03/2010 08:54:03 AM 1224 Views
Re: You must have low standards for entertainment - 29/03/2010 09:13:44 AM 1333 Views
I know you were, thus the at the least of my comment - 29/03/2010 09:19:30 AM 1215 Views
Unimpressed - 29/03/2010 10:50:07 PM 1577 Views
Thank you - 30/03/2010 12:35:39 AM 1151 Views
*Standing ovation for DomA* - 30/03/2010 07:36:59 AM 1351 Views
Yes. Also, Roberts is a wanker. *NM* - 05/04/2010 09:28:57 PM 898 Views
Re: Dude's been up for more awards for his writing than RJ ever was - 29/03/2010 04:32:23 PM 1335 Views
Might want to re-read their Wikis again. - 29/03/2010 07:07:11 PM 1215 Views
Awards - 29/03/2010 07:42:03 PM 1204 Views
That link is out of date - 29/03/2010 07:54:56 PM 1174 Views
Re: That link is out of date - 29/03/2010 08:22:03 PM 1302 Views
This is a battle of win/lose? - 29/03/2010 08:47:54 PM 1230 Views
Re: This is a battle of win/lose? - 29/03/2010 09:03:07 PM 1285 Views
*considers employing the Chewbacca defense* - 29/03/2010 09:28:06 PM 1258 Views
Re: *considers employing the Chewbacca defense* - 29/03/2010 09:44:58 PM 1299 Views
The final point explains the "defense" - 30/03/2010 12:24:56 AM 1143 Views
Re: The final point explains the "defense" - 30/03/2010 01:33:04 PM 1144 Views
No, no, no - 30/03/2010 06:38:41 PM 1212 Views
Re: No, no, no - 30/03/2010 07:51:34 PM 1256 Views
Still continuing, huh? - 31/03/2010 02:10:13 AM 1258 Views
Re: Still continuing, huh? - 31/03/2010 03:56:57 PM 1174 Views
Those were polls - 31/03/2010 08:46:07 PM 1207 Views
Re: Those were polls - 05/04/2010 03:22:13 PM 1159 Views
Does it gives him right to insult me? - 13/04/2011 02:10:32 PM 1151 Views
I wouldn't know. Was he speaking directly to you? - 14/04/2011 11:28:16 PM 1308 Views
He's now reviewed the third book - 26/03/2010 12:27:16 PM 1378 Views
Well, this time I must disagree with him . - 29/03/2010 07:31:40 AM 1204 Views
I don't think he was claiming that RJ was alone in doing that - 29/03/2010 07:44:07 AM 1169 Views
Hah! - 29/03/2010 06:07:28 PM 1167 Views
Well... - 29/03/2010 06:52:10 PM 1162 Views
Differing perspectives, I guess. - 29/03/2010 07:58:13 PM 1230 Views
I suppose - 29/03/2010 08:50:43 PM 1170 Views
Re: I suppose - 30/03/2010 12:18:30 AM 1326 Views
True - 30/03/2010 12:23:28 AM 1173 Views
Hey, DomA, do you know why the Shienarans randomly speak in the Old Tongue? - 30/03/2010 12:52:01 AM 1077 Views
Re: Hey, DomA, do you know why the Shienarans randomly speak in the Old Tongue? - 30/03/2010 07:45:08 AM 1214 Views
But why only them? - 30/03/2010 08:07:00 AM 1238 Views
Re: But why only them? - 30/03/2010 03:56:54 PM 1192 Views
Re: But why only them? - 30/03/2010 08:29:37 PM 1280 Views
I really liked a lot of the minor characters in The Great Hunt. - 30/03/2010 12:49:03 AM 1250 Views
I barely thought twice about those, to be honest - 30/03/2010 06:39:55 PM 1228 Views
I can't wait what he's going to try to do with TFoH and beyond - 28/03/2010 08:18:59 PM 1272 Views
Glad you enjoyed it - 29/03/2010 09:33:43 PM 1105 Views
The Shadow Rising review - 02/04/2010 09:42:53 AM 1361 Views
I wonder if this borders on trolling - 02/04/2010 02:29:58 PM 9970 Views
You want complaining? You got it... - 02/04/2010 06:38:09 PM 1271 Views
That would be a mistake - 02/04/2010 09:16:25 PM 1436 Views
Re: That would be a mistake - 02/04/2010 10:28:56 PM 1158 Views
I agree, Roberts is more and more coming across to me as just bitter - 10/04/2010 01:24:52 AM 1300 Views
Little late to this one as well - 10/04/2010 11:12:04 AM 1345 Views
Perhaps you should have led with this bit - 10/04/2010 02:52:23 PM 1385 Views
Re: I wonder if this borders on trolling - 04/04/2010 09:16:22 AM 1238 Views
What review? I couldn't find one... - 02/04/2010 08:00:45 PM 1431 Views
Re: What review? I couldn't find one... - 02/04/2010 09:22:13 PM 1398 Views
See my comment below - 02/04/2010 09:32:54 PM 1387 Views
Re: See my comment below - 03/04/2010 09:31:22 AM 1815 Views
Sorry I'm late in responding, but I've been quite busy this week - 07/04/2010 09:45:48 PM 1622 Views
Yes, I can probably agree with what you say here. - 08/04/2010 12:29:16 AM 1118 Views
- 08/04/2010 12:32:53 AM 1206 Views
I agree completely. *NM* - 02/04/2010 09:53:44 PM 788 Views
Speaking of irritation - 02/04/2010 10:50:04 PM 1378 Views
Commentary, then? - 02/04/2010 09:27:18 PM 1205 Views
Here's the thing... - 02/04/2010 10:11:18 PM 1211 Views
Re: Here's the thing... - 02/04/2010 10:31:56 PM 1097 Views
Re: Here's the thing... - 03/04/2010 01:34:05 AM 1124 Views
I somehow overlooked this last week, it seems - 10/04/2010 11:01:17 AM 1409 Views
Indeed - 02/04/2010 10:34:00 PM 1081 Views
Re: Commentary, then? - 05/04/2010 03:44:07 PM 1172 Views
for a man that bitterly complains about an author who is padding his work - 08/04/2010 09:41:07 PM 1339 Views
1400 words is long-winded? - 09/04/2010 10:07:41 AM 1375 Views
since you can sum up those 1400 words in about 25 yes that's longwinded - 09/04/2010 01:36:16 PM 1244 Views
Except I didn't really sum it up, as I left out quite a bit - 10/04/2010 11:15:42 AM 1310 Views
You are very defensive over this - 10/04/2010 01:54:15 PM 1082 Views
Nah, more of a devil's advocate than anything else - 12/04/2010 03:57:12 AM 1163 Views
Re: Nah, more of a devil's advocate than anything else - 12/04/2010 05:30:53 PM 1092 Views
You sound like a Goodkind webmaster from a couple of years ago - 12/04/2010 06:58:42 PM 1172 Views
You don't come across as a devil's advocate - 30/03/2011 03:07:32 PM 1113 Views
Well Larry I have started reading Gradsil by Adam Roberts - 07/04/2010 08:59:28 PM 1280 Views
I demand a paragraph by paragraph review, with footnotes! - 07/04/2010 09:50:39 PM 1214 Views
Re: I demand a paragraph by paragraph review, with footnotes! - 08/04/2010 01:06:20 PM 1082 Views
Which Invisible Man? - 09/04/2010 09:58:44 AM 1284 Views
Re: Which Invisible Man? - 09/04/2010 01:26:42 PM 1186 Views
I have a very different take on that book - 10/04/2010 11:17:13 AM 1172 Views
Re: I demand a paragraph by paragraph review, with footnotes! - 09/04/2010 01:45:44 PM 1232 Views
Hrmm... - 10/04/2010 11:19:01 AM 1047 Views
Re: Well Larry I have started reading Gradsil by Adam Roberts - 12/04/2010 05:37:36 PM 1262 Views
He brings up some interesting points, if in an unnecessarily rude manner - 08/04/2010 12:42:25 PM 1221 Views
To be honest, I doubt most readers of the series obsess over it that much - 09/04/2010 10:05:49 AM 1241 Views
Re: To be honest, I doubt most readers of the series obsess over it that much - 09/04/2010 01:28:17 PM 1752 Views
Re: To be honest, I doubt most readers of the series obsess over it that much - 10/04/2010 11:40:22 AM 1157 Views
why are you so bothered by people being unimpressed with Roberts? - 10/04/2010 02:19:08 PM 1282 Views
I don't understand it either - 11/04/2010 12:44:25 PM 1237 Views
right? - 11/04/2010 02:13:00 PM 1252 Views
Nah - 12/04/2010 04:13:44 AM 1046 Views
And in vol. 5, Roberts discovers the horrors of the circus - 09/04/2010 09:57:03 AM 1175 Views
5 reviews without saying more than "I hate the series" - 09/04/2010 01:31:13 PM 1113 Views
Basically he just states the "nothing happens"-argument... - 09/04/2010 03:26:02 PM 1097 Views
Well, what was really resolved here? - 10/04/2010 11:25:25 AM 1106 Views
Well... - 12/04/2010 05:05:20 PM 1298 Views
well exactly - 12/04/2010 05:33:11 PM 1326 Views
So very little was resolved and much was set into motion, then? - 12/04/2010 06:55:45 PM 1272 Views
Yes... - 12/04/2010 10:51:08 PM 1062 Views
Ever read Umberto Eco's How To Travel with a Salmon? - 12/04/2010 11:07:19 PM 1272 Views
I guess... - 13/04/2010 10:03:03 AM 1321 Views
Sounds like you value prolixity for the sake of prolixity, to be honest - 13/04/2010 04:41:07 PM 2470 Views
Nah... - 13/04/2010 05:29:34 PM 1074 Views
He's read and enjoyed Proust, among others - 13/04/2010 07:37:39 PM 1120 Views
Ah, well... - 13/04/2010 09:45:45 PM 1096 Views
Dismissive, much? - 13/04/2010 10:52:30 PM 1241 Views
About that bifurcation... - 14/04/2010 02:02:15 AM 1210 Views
I'm rather moderate - 14/04/2010 10:11:30 AM 1118 Views
I'm just a liberation theologist at heart - 15/04/2010 01:51:16 PM 2046 Views
So, if you don't mind... - 13/04/2010 05:51:06 AM 1197 Views
That's fine with me - 13/04/2010 06:31:41 AM 1164 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 1181 Views
I didn't find it quite that bad, but... - 11/04/2010 08:27:52 AM 1084 Views
LoC represented a sharp drop in quality!!? - 19/05/2010 03:27:21 PM 1201 Views
And ignores everything else... - 09/04/2010 05:10:00 PM 1265 Views
Inchoatus went offline a couple of years ago - 10/04/2010 11:42:26 AM 2158 Views
This guy is going to get what he deserves... - 09/04/2010 10:26:14 PM 1174 Views
I'm waiting with bated breath for his CoT review *NM* - 10/04/2010 01:00:59 PM 871 Views
Just wanted to point out that he is not reviewing the series. - 16/04/2010 04:04:49 PM 1192 Views
Lord of Chaos commentary - 16/04/2010 03:39:39 PM 1199 Views
He has reached - The Hump. - 16/04/2010 03:55:51 PM 1161 Views
Re: He has reached - The Hump. - 18/04/2010 08:08:59 AM 1373 Views
No no. It was Lord of Heaven! - 16/04/2010 05:51:11 PM 1111 Views
Yeah, I noticed that - 16/04/2010 11:16:26 PM 1028 Views
I would love the see him review Goodkind... - 16/04/2010 11:51:07 PM 1215 Views
Finally re-read that post - 20/04/2010 09:35:45 PM 1156 Views
The magic items are mostly irrelevant... - 21/04/2010 03:37:36 AM 1175 Views
A Crown of Swords - or is it deco-porn? - 23/04/2010 08:36:17 AM 1273 Views
Re: A Crown of Swords - or is it deco-porn? - 29/04/2010 06:02:28 PM 1168 Views
I disagree - 29/04/2010 09:34:49 PM 1042 Views
I agree. - 29/04/2010 09:45:29 PM 1235 Views
Took me a moment to realize with whom you were agreeing - 29/04/2010 10:19:05 PM 1123 Views
Well, I did mention the necklines get overdone... - 06/05/2010 06:17:46 PM 1467 Views
Well, there's now also the tea to comment about - 07/05/2010 11:29:03 AM 1219 Views
A bit of a stumble this week - 30/04/2010 01:53:31 PM 1274 Views
The Path of Daggers commentary - 07/05/2010 10:39:03 AM 1252 Views
You'd think a Brit would like the tea... *NM* - 11/05/2010 04:05:42 PM 760 Views
Maybe he's just a contrarian? - 11/05/2010 07:55:43 PM 1099 Views
Winter's Heart - 21/05/2010 12:46:14 PM 1256 Views
To be fair - 21/05/2010 01:56:49 PM 1357 Views
I think WH was my least favorite of the WoT novels I re-read - 21/05/2010 04:49:31 PM 1159 Views
Re: I think WH was my least favorite of the WoT novels I re-read - 25/05/2010 05:05:09 PM 1348 Views
WH was my least favorite novel in the series, and that is saying a lot. - 28/05/2010 03:15:13 PM 1253 Views
I completely agree with his KoD post. Here is my favorite quote: - 28/05/2010 03:08:31 PM 1429 Views
CoT, you mean (link to actual post included) - 28/05/2010 04:56:10 PM 1274 Views
Yep, I meant COT. *NM* - 28/05/2010 07:02:48 PM 744 Views
Knife of Dreams - 18/06/2010 09:07:27 AM 1173 Views
Re: Knife of Dreams - 19/06/2010 05:49:38 AM 1247 Views
Agree... - 19/06/2010 05:08:44 PM 1233 Views
Roberts reflects back on WoT 1-11, with answers to questions asked of him - 25/06/2010 12:51:29 PM 1252 Views
This guy should be burned at the stake - 25/06/2010 03:22:34 PM 8649 Views
Are you done making a fool out of yourself, Mark? - 26/06/2010 06:53:37 PM 1205 Views
Oh come on... - 26/06/2010 09:06:01 PM 1332 Views
Well, the burning at the stake was a bit much... - 26/06/2010 10:19:40 PM 1314 Views
Well, really! You brought the comment to his notice... - 26/06/2010 11:34:08 PM 1271 Views
And your point is...? - 27/06/2010 12:37:00 AM 1355 Views
Well... - 27/06/2010 05:38:12 AM 1294 Views
Indeed... I think it's rather clear that Larry's goal has been to cause trouble - 27/06/2010 10:57:36 AM 1434 Views
There is no "borderline" about it. - 28/03/2011 05:17:15 PM 1173 Views
Ridiculous - 27/06/2010 06:38:46 AM 1203 Views
I like his FAQ and his overall musings on its' popularity. - 29/06/2010 06:35:10 PM 1278 Views
One year later... - 27/03/2011 03:40:29 AM 1185 Views
Re: One year later... - 28/03/2011 05:03:32 PM 1116 Views
I see you subconsciously support critical takes. - 28/03/2011 11:41:48 PM 1415 Views
No I conciously support telling you and him that you are pathetic, arrogent, & jelous. *NM* - 30/03/2011 01:40:36 PM 823 Views
Jealous? - 30/03/2011 05:20:32 PM 1170 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 729 Views
Seconded. - 30/03/2011 04:04:36 PM 1072 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 773 Views
Yep! - 30/03/2011 05:16:38 PM 1110 Views
Jeez Larry, you're starting to sound like a GRRM detractor. - 31/03/2011 03:01:38 PM 1209 Views
Nah, no detractor - 01/04/2011 03:00:41 PM 1319 Views
Could a thread be locked? - 31/03/2011 07:48:26 PM 1090 Views
Re: One year later... - 01/04/2011 02:55:02 AM 1365 Views
Yep - 01/04/2011 02:57:52 PM 1254 Views

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