Killing off the cool characters

Discussion in 'Storyline' started by Notepad, Jun 22, 2003.

  1. Notepad Seffy Sefro

    I will admit that J. Robert King is more interesting to read than the other novelists lately in the Magic universe, but that stupid horse's buttcake KILLED BRAIDS!!! What the hell!?!?!

    First, he turns her into a "Manic goat" hopping around and acting like a circus clown. That was messed up, because she was a cool dark dementia personality earlier (anybody remember her imaginary friends from Judgment?). Then, King makes her a doofus clown.

    Then, reading Scourge, she's just snuffed out like a lamer. Yeah, characters gotta die (I miss Chainer. Though he was cool, I understand he had to die. Skellum, too.) but the way King did in Braids sucked.

    Oh, and Zagorka, too. She was interesting, being built up from two novels just to sort of be sucked up into the Karona cuncoction. What the hell was her point only to be done in so matter-of-factly?

    The First, also. Sure, his death was slightly interesting because it involved Braids getting her dementia back, but it was also bland.

    All three were interesting characters, but snuffed out like so many random red-shirted ensigns on Star Trek. Understandably, not everyone can have a cool death like Chainer or Laquatus, but still, so matter of fact.

    Braids -- Merely buried alive and dead in a sentence.
    The First -- Merely eaten by one of Braids' monsters in a low-text manner.
    Zagorka -- Merely sucked up into Karona.

    If only WotC can be done in as fast... heh...
  2. Nightstalkers Creature — Nightstalker

    BRING BACK SQUEE!!!


    and Urza?
  3. Notepad Seffy Sefro

    I thought Squee was immortal anyway. Where the hell is he? Stupid little twerp...

    On another note, as mentioned at Twinkle City, the novels ignored the riptide project.

    However, they also ignored the new species coming to Otaria AND the whole Mirari transforming all the lifeforms. There were no mouthless soldiers or energy clerics in the Scourge novel.
  4. Nightstalkers Creature — Nightstalker

    Development team:

    Creates a storyline which sounds great and the population eats it up.

    Story Writers:

    Wastes their time creating a different storyline which "coencides" with the existing story put out by the development team.

    Equals:

    Crappy work. You have one guy not mentioning the most important parts to a story and the game suffers for it.
  5. Notepad Seffy Sefro

    Absolutely correct, Nightstalkers. They need some sort of coordination. They also need writers who aren't obsessed with making fart and penis jokes in every chapter the way King does.

    The whole story is just one big BNet Skript Kiddie fantasy. Like wrestling, but dumber...
  6. Nightstalkers Creature — Nightstalker

    Wonder if Piers Anthony would enjoy a romp through the M:TG garden patch...
  7. Notepad Seffy Sefro

    What is this Piers Anthony you speak of?
  8. Spiderman CPA Man in Tights, Dopey Administrative Assistant

    He's one of the more prolific fantasy writers out there... author of the Xanth series notably, but lots of other stuff...
  9. Nightstalkers Creature — Nightstalker

  10. Ferret CPA Founder, Slacker

    A very overrated, untalented author that lives outside of Gainesville, Florida. Most of his books involve lots of puns and lots of preaching...

    -Ferret

    "If he preached any more, he'd be CS Lewis"
  11. Nightstalkers Creature — Nightstalker

    Fine, if you don't like Dillingham Jacob's work, then just say so.


    Also try The River of Dancing Gods trillogee by Jack L. Chalker.
  12. Notepad Seffy Sefro

    >> are you serious?

    I have the internet, video games, and a radio that can pick up good rock channels. I don't need anything else, such as books, or TV. ;) :D
  13. Spiderman CPA Man in Tights, Dopey Administrative Assistant

    I disagree. Though I haven't read any of his later stuff, say past 1990, only the Xanth series really has puns (which was kinda the point of the books). There are none to be had in the Bio of a Space Tyrant series or the Phase/Photon books. Nor in The Wyvern (I think that's what it's called). Or the book about a guy in the post-apocalyptic future where disputes are settled in a ring on the ground (I think he wrote that).
  14. Nightstalkers Creature — Nightstalker

    I rather enjoyed his Macroscope novel.
  15. Notepad Seffy Sefro

    >> Wonder if Piers Anthony would enjoy a romp through the M:TG garden patch...

    Come to think of it, any author would be better than the crap WotC has now. *cough* J. Robert King *cough*
  16. Nightstalkers Creature — Nightstalker

    Knew you'd see it our way :D
  17. Notepad Seffy Sefro

    Sorry to dissapoint you, NS, but I meant *any* writer would be better. That isn't exclusive to Piers. It means authors of children's books and the sides of cereal boxes are in there as well. I'm sure whoever writes the crappy games on the sides of Happy Meals could produce a more riveting story than King could any day.
  18. Nightstalkers Creature — Nightstalker

    The last M:TG book I read was one named Arena.

    And I thought it was mediocre
  19. Notepad Seffy Sefro

    >> The last M:TG book I read was one named Arena. And I thought it was mediocre

    That was the first Magic novel ever. I have a copy of it still--out of all the novels, its my favorite. Yes, it was mediocre, but its the best of them all. Sorta sad, ain't it?
  20. Nightstalkers Creature — Nightstalker

    Cute ending though.

    Another one I read was about minotours, some tree one, and the dragons of magic.

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