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#Zuniceratops (11. 5 feet long, 250-400 pounds) #VS #Unicorn (700-1000 pounds)
#Debate #Thread #Battle #Dinosaurs #Fantasy
Unicorns would have a serious size advantage, with a horn longer than both of Zuniceratops' combined. Dinosaurs pound for pound would be generally stronger than modern mammals, but this wouldn't be enough to make up for the unicorn's greater girth. One might mistakenly think
the unicorn's horn would potentially snap on a Zuniceratop's frill if these two locked horns. However, unlike the frill of a Triceratops, Zuniceratops frills has holes in them, where skin would only be found while the animals were still alive.
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Ein Update zur Pandemie und #SchwesternDerKlinge!

Eigentlich sollte mein Amazonen-Epos im Herbst diesen Jahres zur Frankfurter Buchmesse @Book_Fair erscheinen. Wegen der aktuellen Situation wird es aber zur Verschiebung kommen. 😢

#DieGötterMüssenSterben #Coming2021

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Persönlich betrifft mich der Virus nicht.

Doch der @KnaurVerlag, wo der Roman erscheint, kann in der Hochkrise nichts mehr rausbringen, weil Buchhandlungen geschlossen haben.

Romane, die in den nächsten Monaten kommen sollten, müssen entsprechend verschoben werden.

Und damit meine Amazonen nicht in einer Herbstflut von Neuerscheinungen untergehen, verschieben sie sich mit. 💔

DIE SCHLECHTE NACHRICHT: Wahrscheinlich werden die Amazonen dadurch erst 2021 veröffentlicht, hoffentlich zur Leipziger @buchmesse. 👎🏼

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Ich habe eben Geld im dreistelligen Bereich für Bücher aus der Kleinverlagsszene ausgegeben ... und du solltest das auch beim #bücherhamstern tun! 🐹📚

Vor einigen Tagen wurde die Leipziger @buchmesse wegen dem #CoronaVirus abgesagt. Nicht nur ist das eine traurige

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Nachricht für alle, die sie besuchen wollten. Für viele Aussteller*innen, besonders Kleinverlage und Selfpublisher, gehört der Messeverkauf zu den wichtigsten Umsätzen des Jahres.

Schon 2019 wurde die Szene erschüttert, als der Buchgroßhändler KNV insolvent ging. Mehrere

Verlage meldeten deswegen enorme Einbrüche im Weihnachtsgeschäft. Umso wichtiger wären nun Einnahmen auf der Leipziger Buchmesse gewesen ... doch wir Lesenden können helfen! 💪

Unter dem Hashtag #bücherhamstern wurde von @lamahueterin und von @ASPhantastik eine Aktion ins

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One of my pet peeves in #fantasy fiction is cultural imposition. That is, the writer imposing elements from his own culture into another culture that has no reason to have these elements.

It's a depressing common phenomenon -- and very difficult for writers to overcome. /1
In Japanese light novels and manga, you see non-Japanese characters acting in Japanese ways. These include:

-using Japanese-exclusive honorifics
-bowing the way Japanese do
-Japanese cuisine in an environment that does NOT support such cuisine
-Japanese power distance

If a story is set in another world, with its own people, culture, history and geography, why would the characters think, talk and act like Japanese?

Isekai'd Japanese would do this, but why would natives of the world use the customs of another world they don't know? /3
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1. Thread on Illuminati Symbols - for those not familiar with it, perhaps look on it as a pictorial language that when you learn it, reveals hidden messages. First post is the Illuminati Ball 2018 in New York… #Illuminati #IlluminatiSymbols #Rothschild
2. Lets jump to the 2014 American Music Awards Littered With Illuminati Symbolism. Take a look and a read… #Illuminati #IlluminatiSymbolism #HollywoodSymbols #TaylorSwift, #IggyAzalea #JenniferLopez #Fergie #JLo
3. Now it gets more sinister as we delve into an example of mind control symbolism - Ariana Grande’s “No Tears Left to Cry”: Blatant Monarch Mind Control Symbolism… #MindControl #ArianaGrande #Illuminati #IlluminatiSymbolism #HollywoodSymbols #Ariana
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Dans la dernière saison de #GameofThrones, #JonSnow , alias Aegon Targaryen, a répété au moins 5 fois qu'il ne voulait pas devenir roi. Comment comprendre ce refus ? Une réponse via l'histoire de la #fantasy et la philosophie politique médiévale. Un thread ! (Pas de spoilers !)
Dans un article publié en 2018 (@CRH_ehess), j'ai montré que le refus du pouvoir traversait toute la fantasy, depuis l'origine du genre (poke @breton_justine, @anne_besson, @kitsunegari13...)
Prenons quelques exemples célèbres : Richard Rahl (Goodkind, Sword of Truth) abandonne son pouvoir suprême à la fin du tome 11. Pug (Feist, Chroniques de Krondor) renonce à son titre de « Tout-Puissant » pour simplement redevenir Pug.
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Glacier: 0/20
It's been a little spell since I was able to do a #20TweetTales thread, but I'm glad to be back at it. Today's story is inspired by Joe Hill's fantastic piece, Glacier.
#20TweetTales #Fantasy #Fiction
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Glacier: 1/20
First as a child and now as an adult, Thessa heard the Prophet's words in her head. "And lo, the Ice Dagger in the heart of fire will melt, only then shall the Ratha Lands be reborn. But with the rebirth, shall also come death."
#20TweetTales #Fantasy #Fiction
Glacier: 2/20
Her knuckles turned white with strain on the pommel of her sword. Since that first time, she'd traveled thousands of leagues, through the Dead Empire and across the Sands of Purgatory. She'd even crossed the supposedly Endless Sea.
#20TweetTales #Fantasy #Fiction
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A thread on doing the #PhD you love regardless of what’s “trendy” or “canonical”. #phdchat
Mine was on J.R.R. #Tolkien, nearly 15 years ago. I had an amazing supervisor who was nearly taught philology by #Tolkien at Oxford (he missed him by a year!) My thesis became this book:
What got me thinking about this was this blog post by friend and #Tolkien scholar John D. Rateliff, best known from the 2-volume History of the Hobbit (an edition of all Hobbit manuscripts with notes):…
As you will see, back in the 1980s John was not allowed to do his #PhD on the emergence of fantasy as a literary genre (which would have focused on #Tolkien’s key role). The reason he was given was that it would be:
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If you were a journo or opinion editor trying to get better at reporting on #climate & #energy, what questions would you be asking?


@KetanJ0 @TennantReed @simonahac @dylanjmcconnell @craigmemery @SimonCorbell @OBenPotter @1MarijaPetkovic @miriamlyons
1/ If the article/writer claims a certain cost of acting on climate, does it also make claims about the cost of not acting on climate?
2/ If there are claims made about industry moving off shore, where will the industry go (since the majority of the world is acting on climate)?
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We are just about to begin our first open research seminar of the year with world-renowned expert on fantasy fiction with professor Brian Attebury - first important matter is deciding how we're going to be pronouncing #anthropocene...
#Fantasy is more than just escapist nostalgia - Brian Attebury takes us back to Gilgamesh to explore how fantasy helps us convey the realities of our current reality
"Civilized man says I am self, I am master, all the rest is other": Brian Attebery employs #UrsulaKLeGuin to explore the myths of the anthropocene and the single story
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Last year, I did a questionnaire focusing on Black women and science fiction. I haven't written much on it, and I couldn't figure out why until today. Today, I walk back and share the comments. #reclaimingmytime #phdchat #AcademicTwitter #blerd
Most of the responses were soooo valuable, and I know that #Blackgirlnerds are everywhere across the globe based on the 300+ responses that I received. But... there were a couple that I couldn't deal with at the time.
To keep these together, I'll use #NerdingWhileBlack ... I think it's appropriate when I think about all the times that people have been amazed that I read sci-fi and fantasy and watch anime consistently. I also think it fits since being a #nerd has often been raced as White.
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Enjaillée par le thread de @KPlisken, je vous propose le même :

1 fav = 1 livre de #ScienceFiction que j’aime (avec qq incartades dans le reste des littératures de l’imaginaire)


#SFFF #MardiConseil #VendrediLecture #Fantasy
1) La Horde du Contrevent, d’Alain Damasio

Suivez la 34ème horde, qui remonte le vent à la recherche de sa source. Une prouesse d’écriture, un roman polyphonique fort, des farandoles dans les mots 💛🌬
2) Des Fleurs pour Algernon, de Daniel Keyes

Un des rares livres qui m’a faite pleurer. L’histoire de Charlie, jeune homme souffrant de retard mental et de la souris Algernon qui, suite à une opération du cerveau, deviennent supérieurement intelligents. Plus dure sera la chute
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Hey author people maybe dunking on your cover artists isn't the best way to use a social media platform but what do I know right #TerryGoodkind #Fantasy
Like I can't even afford to commission cover art because 1.) I'm a grad student and 2.) I know good art costs good money. It's one of my goals to be able to do that though. But being that dismissive of something paid for by the publisher is just unbelievably petty.
Plus I use public domain, commercial-use available art that I like for my covers so it's not like I'm about to start tearing it down on Twitter like "oh yeah I get it Rembrandt you like brown oooooh". Such silliness.
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Nocturnal Animals 2016 #Thriller #MustWatch
The Ninth Gate 1999 #Thriller #Mystery
The Silence of the Lambs 1991 #Crime #Thriller #SerialKiller #MustWatch
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