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#1846 Tabaluga

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 11:06 PM

Twilight ? (hate it though)

Il dort. Quoique le sort fût pour lui bien étrange,
Il vivait. Il mourut quand il n'eut plus son ange;
La chose simplement d'elle-même arriva,
Comme la nuit se fait lorsque le jour s'en va.

 


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Posted 26 June 2013 - 12:40 AM

Yes.
*hangs head in shame*, I actually read the series. For free, I didn't buy the books. Posted Image
Rifftracks made the first movie watchable. Have not seen anything else in the series.

Why do some people think it's the greatest love story, evah? The plot was dull. The writing was bad. The characters were dull. The only thing that was amusing was the sparkly vampires. Sparkles!! Oooh, shiny. And the stupid name of the kid - haha. And biting through a womb (a womb stronger than diamonds).... haha. Posted Image I don't like the books, but they definitely made me feel better about my own writing.

Your turn Tabs...

#1848 Tabaluga

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 03:56 AM

You're writing yourself, vetticus ?
And just curious, what did your quote refer to ? I mean who says this to whom ?

Il dort. Quoique le sort fût pour lui bien étrange,
Il vivait. Il mourut quand il n'eut plus son ange;
La chose simplement d'elle-même arriva,
Comme la nuit se fait lorsque le jour s'en va.

 


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Posted 26 June 2013 - 05:33 AM

The girl says it to the vampire dude, after he tells her that he bites. One of the better lines in the book.
I write bad short stories, or beginnings of stories and don't have a plot or an ending.... or i lay out a plot, and then realize that it's not good. Posted Image

But... next quote Tabs!!

#1850 hobglobin

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 08:01 AM

@ V3 why do you chose such a quote then? Posted Image
I think Warm Bodies is surely better (though I only watched Twilight trailers) and it deals at least with zombies and a love story...Posted Image

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 10:27 AM

OK, so here's a brain teaser. Let's stay in english and in the 21st century Posted Image

Once upon a time there was a fairy godmother, but the rest of the time there was none. This story is about one of those other times.

Contains a clue as to the title, and as another good clue from the start, the book is somehow related to Jane Eyre.

Il dort. Quoique le sort fût pour lui bien étrange,
Il vivait. Il mourut quand il n'eut plus son ange;
La chose simplement d'elle-même arriva,
Comme la nuit se fait lorsque le jour s'en va.

 


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Posted 26 June 2013 - 10:36 AM

The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde?

A great idea but a completely disappointing book, and surely not tabs preferred type of story Posted Image

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 10:46 AM

Would I have reason to call it a brainteaser if my clue was that straightforward ? Posted Image
Funnily enough I remember seeing this book several times in the bookshop, and having a look because of the intriguing title but putting it back on the shelf again then Posted Image

Il dort. Quoique le sort fût pour lui bien étrange,
Il vivait. Il mourut quand il n'eut plus son ange;
La chose simplement d'elle-même arriva,
Comme la nuit se fait lorsque le jour s'en va.

 


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Posted 26 June 2013 - 11:54 AM

ok, still speaking of Jane....what about Fowler's The Jane Austen Book Club? I haven't read the book but watched the film (it was so-so) Posted Image....more clues, Tabs...

Edited by casandra, 26 June 2013 - 12:03 PM.

"Oh what a beauteousness!"
- hobglobin, personal comment about my beauteous photo......

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 12:02 PM

or Pratchett's Witches Abroad? There's a fairy godmother at least

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 12:25 PM

No to both guesses... And neither Jane nor Eyre features in the title, but is a plot element Posted Image
The quote is actually quite sinister when you think about it.... and so is the overall feeling of the book (and the genre in general).

Il dort. Quoique le sort fût pour lui bien étrange,
Il vivait. Il mourut quand il n'eut plus son ange;
La chose simplement d'elle-même arriva,
Comme la nuit se fait lorsque le jour s'en va.

 


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Posted 27 June 2013 - 01:07 AM

the graveyard book by neil gaiman?
one of the oz books by gregory maguire?

jane eyre is not in either, but... i have no idea. it sounds like a modern take on a fairy tale.

unless it's one of those books where a writer is trying to do their own biography, and it gets mixed up with the fiction they previously wrote... and then the fiction is the reality.... or something.

edit: Is it Jane Slayer?
I've just googled the books and "Jane Slayre, our plucky demon-slaying heroine, a courageous orphan who spurns the detestable vampyre kin who raised her, sets out on the advice of her ghostly uncle to hone her skills as the fearless slayer she’s meant to be."
this sounds good. Posted Image

Edited by vetticus3, 27 June 2013 - 01:12 AM.


#1858 Tabaluga

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 05:04 AM

Unfortunately no (Jane Slayre - lol Posted Image literary puns on the name Jane Eyre seem to be really popular). Don't focus too much on Jane Eyre, it's just one plot point after all.
The genre is gothic, and while it is not a fairy tale some points that vetticus mentioned (writer, biography, tale) are in the right direction.

Il dort. Quoique le sort fût pour lui bien étrange,
Il vivait. Il mourut quand il n'eut plus son ange;
La chose simplement d'elle-même arriva,
Comme la nuit se fait lorsque le jour s'en va.

 


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Posted 27 June 2013 - 05:41 AM

Oh, it's one of those books...
People of the Book by Brooks?
there is one i'm thinking off... but i think it involved a mathematician who went crazy... is that it?

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 06:56 AM

No, and it also hasn't got anything to do with mathematicians.
Another clue: Twins are an important theme in the book we're searching for.

Il dort. Quoique le sort fût pour lui bien étrange,
Il vivait. Il mourut quand il n'eut plus son ange;
La chose simplement d'elle-même arriva,
Comme la nuit se fait lorsque le jour s'en va.

 





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