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Comments for the week ending September 17, 2017

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Sorry for the double post, but I looked up the Morland Dynasty, and found out that it's indeed an impressively long series (thirty-five books!), and covering an impressive amount of English history (it starts with the Wars of the Roses, and the most recent book is set in the 1930's).
Todd Jensen
Hufflepuffs are really good finders

SPEN - Pity. I'll still check the library when I can, though the one I currently live near doesn't seem likely to stock those kinds of books.
Todd Jensen
Hufflepuffs are really good finders

Todd: It might be a little hard to find in an American library, being a British series. The first six or so books were released in America, but that was a good 35 years ago. If my dad hadn't bought them at the time, I'd probably have no idea the series existed.

BRAINIAC - Yes, I've suspected for a long time that that was the case.
Todd Jensen
Hufflepuffs are really good finders

I'll close it out. Tenth.

Actually, given how a fair bit of TGC was seen as channeling X-Men rather than the previous series, it may very well have been a case of writing what you know to the work's detriment.

Brainiac - [OSUBrainiac at gmail dot com]
There is balance in all things. Live in symmetry with the world around you. If you must blow things up and steal from those around you, THAT'S WHAT RPGS ARE FOR!

SPEN - I haven't read that series, but will have to look out for it at the library. Thanks for mentioning it.

I'm surprised that one of the most infamous episodes of "The Goliath Chronicles" came from someone that noted among the comics writers, but maybe Len Wein wasn't that familiar with "Gargoyles".

Todd Jensen
Hufflepuffs are really good finders

NINE for mortal men doomed to die.
I guard your death

Eighth. RIP Len. While "To Serve Mankind" was certainly not his finest work, he did write some pretty good Talespin episodes.

Off the wall question for the room in general and Todd in particular: Have any of you read the Morland Dynasty series by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles? It's a long-running book series that follows one fictional English family for about five hundred years. Highly recommended for anyone with an interest in English history. It focuses mainly on the social history aspects that normally get overlooked in typical historical works.


Arturia Pendragon, Gilgamesh, Diarmuid, Iskander, Gilles de Rais, Lancelot, and Hassan-i Sabbah.
Masterdramon - [kmc12009 at mymail dot pomona dot edu]
"Try me." - Samus Aran

So sixth I guess.
Muscles fade and the mind dulls.But as long as the heart is willing, strength remains.


Todd Jensen
Hufflepuffs are really good finders

Greg Bishansky

The only even prime number.
Paul - [nampahcfluap at yahoo dot com]

First with a bullet! (1st) One.
Vinnie - [tpeano29 at hotmail dot com]