Though I understand ur viewpoint, I think u are trying to see things too black and white. No one is 100% pure goodness. In DL they accentuate this for example by having the majere monk follow Zemboim. Sometimes good ppl have to do bad things to make the world a better place. In the same way, no one is purly evil, insert Raistlin. Also ,why some ppl care about Raistlin so much is, because he is in a way evil the way we probably wish we could be (if it didnt have all the penalty's in our society :rolleyes: ) I think lots of ppl have dreamed about being "bad" on occasion. Not having to take into account anyone or anything, but just doing things your own way in disregard of others. Now, I dont mean to imply all of us wanting to be a Saddam Hussein, or Stalin or anything that extreme. Just that life would be a lot more fun without all the rules and limitations placed on us sometimes. We are human afterall, and we have a "dark side" in us as well, so to speak. It's in our nature, there is no point in denying it, we are not inherently good, just if we only let our dark desires go in our fantasies (and that also includes fantasy books such as DL and characters such as Raistlin) we can enjoy it without actually causing harm.
Originally Posted by SignLangBoy
(Also on a sidenote: Raistlin helped the companions beat Takhasis in Chronicles, if it wast for him the world would probably have been lost to the dark queen, he also gave himself up to eternal suffering to safe Caramon and Chrysania and again the world in Legends, he showed Palin how much power can corrupt when Palin got the staff, Bupu, etc...I think eventhough he was more evil in a way then most bad guys ive ever read about or seen, he also had more good in him aswell buried deep down, his downfall was "lust"....lust for power, its what surpressed his good side and fed his of his dark side. Then again, who doesnt lust after one thing or the other. I know I do!)
* This is my view of things and because of lack of understanding of the English language perhaps poorly phrased, but I hope ppl understand, if perhaps though dont agree with what I said here.
Back on topic:
Favorite novel: Difficult to say, since most books are part of a trilogy or some sort. I think I would love the Huma book, but because it's not in hardcover, I keep postponing to read it. I think for the moment it will have to be Amber & Ashes, mostly because it had a good premise and I cant wait to see where Margaret will take te story...(will she include the elves, Minotaurs, Ogres, will other Gods join the fray, will Nuitari become a mayor player...intrigue!)
Favorite Character: Where to begin, I have a soft spot for Sturm, eventhough I couldnt stand him till he died :rolleyes: . Also Tass and Flint I think are te real champions here. Special nominatino for Soth, he's just a badass!
Favorite Stort Shory: Wanna bet was cool! And I'm wondering, what was the name of the book about Laurana defeating the White Dragonlord in the IceWall, sounds interesting...
Favorite Trilogy: Minotaur wars
Favorite Duology(???): Kang's Regiment books, with Raistlin Chronicles a good second.
Least Favorite Short Story: Dunno, not a fan of poetry really...but I find, coming across poems in (fantasy) books, just gives it something extra...its also an excellent way to describe for example a history of a tribe, or a major event in a short but powerfull way, so I will have to disagree with most of you there. I however find that I'm not a fan of short stories at all. I prefer the major epic happenings...then again, maybe I havent read the right short stories yet, suggestions are welcome!!
Least Favorite Character: Don't really know, maybe it will come to me. I just think mostly, the ppl I didnt like, were ment to be disliked so that made them good characters...does that make sense....?
Last edited by Draigh; 09-20-2005 at 04:01 AM.
As well try to understand the sun. It simply is, and it is not to be understood. You cannot live without it, but it exacts a price. So it is with women.