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message 1: by Veronica, Supreme Sword (new) - rated it 4 stars

Veronica Belmont (veronicabelmont) | 1528 comments Mod
We’re SO excited for books coming out this year, AND we award our favorite Sword and Laser reads for 2018! We finish with our final thoughts on Crows.

http://www.patreon.com/posts/23736899
http://swordandlaser.com/home/2019/1/...
http://soundcloud.com/swordandlaser/...


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Mark (mmtz) | 1027 comments Veronica: How come Dara is Dare-uh/Dar-uh, but Dar is just Dar and not Dare/Dar?


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Mark (mmtz) | 1027 comments


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Trike | 4913 comments She hasn’t even read all the books!

IT’S A THRONE OF LIES!


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Tassie Dave | 2338 comments Mod
I'm not from New Zealand :-? I'm an Aussie

You crazy Canadians ;-)


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Trike | 4913 comments Tassie Dave wrote: "I'm not from New Zealand :-? I'm an Aussie

You crazy Canadians ;-)"


Like I said, Americans don’t know history. Or geography. That’s why we’re number 1. We can’t count to 2.


Ruth | 298 comments Trike wrote:

Like I said, Americans don’t know history. Or geography. That’s why we’re number 1. We can’t count to 2."


Or spelling, apparently. I got confused by that whole thing about “favourite with a u” because... that’s just how you spell favourite??? In the nations of the commonwealth at least, where we speak the Queen’s English.


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Shad (splante) | 293 comments The discussion at the beginning of the episode on John Scalzi made me think of how in The Consuming Fire he had a character refer to him as a hack.


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Joseph | 1899 comments If you're looking for appropriate podcasting beverages …

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(The only one I've tried was the King in the North aged imperial stout, but it was mighty tasty!)


message 10: by Veronica, Supreme Sword (new) - rated it 4 stars

Veronica Belmont (veronicabelmont) | 1528 comments Mod
Tassie! Damn! I have committed the cardinal sin! I'm so sorry aboot that.


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Joseph | 1899 comments Veronica wrote: "Tassie! Damn! I have committed the cardinal sin! I'm so sorry aboot that."

Next you'll be getting involved in a land war in Asia.


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Trike | 4913 comments Ruth wrote: "Trike wrote:

Like I said, Americans don’t know history. Or geography. That’s why we’re number 1. We can’t count to 2."

Or spelling, apparently. I got confused by that whole thing about “favourite..."


Meh, that was just inbred British royalty trying to be like the French. Why putting a random U after the occasional O without rhyme or reason became a thing that stuck for you lot is a mystery.

True fact: the American accent is the original British accent. Nearly all British accents are younger than the US. That’s why Canadians and Americans sound similar, as do Australians and Southerners.


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Tassie Dave | 2338 comments Mod
Veronica wrote: "Tassie! Damn! I have committed the cardinal sin! I'm so sorry aboot that."

No problem :-) Don't worry aboot it eh. ;-)

I like my Kiwi mates.


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Dara (cmdrdara) | 2253 comments Mark wrote: "Veronica: How come Dara is Dare-uh/Dar-uh, but Dar is just Dar and not Dare/Dar?"

I haven't listened to this podcast yet but I appreciate this comment. *tips hat*


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John (Nevets) Nevets (Nevets) | 994 comments Tassie Dave wrote: "Veronica wrote: "Tassie! Damn! I have committed the cardinal sin! I'm so sorry aboot that."

No problem :-) Don't worry aboot it eh. ;-)

I like my Kiwi mates."


I'm not saying I've run across this often, but the few times I have. Ausies seem to be much more relax about others making the mistake. Where Kiwis can sometimes get a bit more bent out of shape if you do the opposite. Then again folks from both countries are generally pretty chill compared to us westerners .... until you start talking sports.


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Tassie Dave | 2338 comments Mod
Trike wrote: "She hasn’t even read all the books!

IT’S A THRONE OF LIES!"


At least Veronica has read every Sword :-)

Only those 2 pesky Lasers she hasn't read. I can understand Lemming Lem, but A Fire Upon the Deep was my favourite book we read in 2016

John (Nevets) wrote: "I'm not saying I've run across this often, but the few times I have. Ausies seem to be much more relax about others making the mistake. Where Kiwis can sometimes get a bit more bent out of shape if you do the opposite. Then again folks from both countries are generally pretty chill compared to us westerners .... until you start talking sports. "

Yeah Aussies find it amusing to get mistaken for a Kiwi. But Kiwis get a bit fiery when you call them Aussies.

I've also noticed that Canadian tourists get stroppy if you call them Americans ;-)

I thinks it's a big sibling/little sibling thing. The little one wants an identity separate from the bigger one,


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John (Taloni) Taloni (JohnTaloni) | 2618 comments So then how do we explain Young Einstein exclaiming "I'm a Tasmanian!"


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Ruth (tilltab) Ashworth | 1406 comments Mark wrote: "English-speaking accents in the news

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-05-3...

http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/2018......"


Nice. Re. the second article, I've always read Shakespeare (in my head) in a Lancashire/Yorkshire accent. Maybe not perfectly accurate, but it sounded right to me, especially since plenty of folk I grew up around used thee and thou (or variations on the same) in normal conversation.

Oh, just found this on Lancashire accents as an example. I definitely still emphasise my 'r' s.
http://youtu.be/7dcMKwy7l50

Also, this has all probably been posted before - sorry, I always find it interesting. Also also, since Veronica made the Canadian "aboot" joke, this one always puzzled me, as the mimicry always sounds more Scottish than Canadian to my ears.


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Dana Baker | 11 comments Re: The Patsy= an homage to Terry Gillam’s Character in Monty Python and the Holy Grail?


message 21: by Veronica, Supreme Sword (new) - rated it 4 stars

Veronica Belmont (veronicabelmont) | 1528 comments Mod
Dana wrote: "Re: The Patsy= an homage to Terry Gillam’s Character in Monty Python and the Holy Grail?"

I think it has to be!


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Tassie Dave | 2338 comments Mod
Dana wrote: "Re: The Patsy= an homage to Terry Gillam’s Character in Monty Python and the Holy Grail?"

That's hilarious. Looking at the label now, it's so obvious



I guess V is not a Python fan


Richard | 84 comments I thought Veronica didn't finish Sword of Shannara.


message 24: by Veronica, Supreme Sword (new) - rated it 4 stars

Veronica Belmont (veronicabelmont) | 1528 comments Mod
Tassie Dave wrote: "Dana wrote: "Re: The Patsy= an homage to Terry Gillam’s Character in Monty Python and the Holy Grail?"

That's hilarious. Looking at the label now, it's so obvious



I guess V is not a Python fan"


I am though! I just didn't remember that was the knight's name waaaaah


Stephen Richter (StephenofLongBeach) | 923 comments Hey, Veronica did not finishThe Sword of Shannara. But I think Veronica read enough to mentally think " I know where this goes" so mentally it clicks as done.


Julie (RadiantPages) (radiantpages) | 54 comments Definitely waiting for Tom to write The Space Gatsby.


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Trike | 4913 comments Julie (RadiantPages) wrote: "Definitely waiting for Tom to write The Space Gatsby."

Aka The Great Spaceby.


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Veronica Belmont (veronicabelmont) | 1528 comments Mod
Stephen wrote: "Hey, Veronica did not finishThe Sword of Shannara. But I think Veronica read enough to mentally think " I know where this goes" so mentally it clicks as done."

Honestly I didn't even remember that we read it, oops.


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Dara (cmdrdara) | 2253 comments It’s kind of funny - every time Tom or Veronica talks about Dar, my attention is grabbed because it’s the actual first syllable of my name so I anticipate them talking about something I posted, hahaha.

Great episode, per usual. 2018 did feel like a fable year with Ka, Circe, A Wrinkle in Time, and Lovecraft Country falling under the umbrella.


Ruth (tilltab) Ashworth | 1406 comments Dara wrote: "It’s kind of funny - every time Tom or Veronica talks about Dar, my attention is grabbed because it’s the actual first syllable of my name so I anticipate them talking about something I posted, hah..."

Shhhhhhhhhhhh, if you give Veronica pronunciation clues she might stop saying "Dera Dara" and that would make me sad.


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Trike | 4913 comments Ruth (tilltab) Ashworth wrote: "Shhhhhhhhhhhh, if you give Veronica pronunciation clues she might stop saying "Dera Dara" and that would make me sad.”

She’s Dara the Explarar.


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Dara (cmdrdara) | 2253 comments Ruth - I would honestly be disappointed if I weren’t Dera/Dara anymore.

Trike - I got that so much after Dora the Explorer came out. My partner’s niece called me Dora til she was about 3.


Jessica (J-Boo) | 207 comments Just finished listening. As for Kits never dying while Dar died multiple times, I think she explained it as due to the fact that she was less reckless than he was. If you recall, Dar never died of old age, rather he was killed each time (arrow, hurricane, etc). Presumably if it weren't for these accidents and misadventures, he would have just kept on living like Kits did, rather than dying and being reborn.


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