Posts tagged with ‘fantasy

Would normal sized humans be able to hear and understand six inch tall humans?

There have been quite a few fantasy novels that have involved teeny tiny humans, and they always are able to mostly be heard and understood  by normal sized humans. Is that accurate? If you scaled down a human and human vocal cords to that size, would the sounds be audible or understandable by normal sized people?

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Harry Potter fan tries to decode wizard genetics

I don’t know if you’ve ever wondered how people in the Harry Potter series or fantasy in general become wizards, but JK Rowling gave a bit of thought to it, but her answer wasn’t satisfactory for some. So a fan stepped in and came up with an answer as to how wizarding could be passed down through the generations at a slow rate even if it was a dominant gene.

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And now… your 2012 Hugo Award nominees

At the Chicago Worldcon this year (August 30-September 3), the awards for the 2012 Hugos will be handed out, but in the meantime, here are your nominees for this year. 

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Fantasy author shows off his best female fantasy novel cover poses

Like many fantasy authors, Jim C. Hines’ books feature attractive covers with badass sexy women in awkward poses standing over the ruins of some space colony or another. It certainly gets the attention of people at a book store, but they’re not the most realistic poses for people to be in.

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Geekcraft of the Day: Dragon claw bracers are seriously badass, probably not street legal

These custom made Dragon Claw Bracers from Etsier WhiteDragonLeather are so seriously super badass they’re making my pants feel a bit funny. As cool as they are, they probably would get you in trouble if you actually wore them around town. Cops tend to frown upon people wearing blades on their fists.

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Which sci-fi or fantasy novel should I read next? Here’s a handy flowchart to help you decide

With so much sci-fi and fantasy out there, once you’ve finished one series and you’re aching for more, how do you know where to go next? Fortunately SF Signal and NPR are here to help you out with a flowchart.

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Rainn Wilson makes for a pretty good pissed off fantasy author

As the quasi Asimov-looking “Xanthony O’Harbinger”, Rainn Wilson yells nonsense about Dragonsingers and talks shit about lesser fantasy authors. It turns out this is a viral somehow for the Harper Collins fantasy novel Wildwood, but okay it’s a pretty good one.

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Website of the day: Women fighting in reasonable armor
Oooh, but fantasy chicks in reasonable armor isn’t as sexy. Okay, some of it’s pretty sexy, but there’s something to be said for dazzling thine enemies with an overly ample bosom as well.
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Website of the day: Women fighting in reasonable armor

Oooh, but fantasy chicks in reasonable armor isn’t as sexy. Okay, some of it’s pretty sexy, but there’s something to be said for dazzling thine enemies with an overly ample bosom as well.

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Beautiful anatomical drawing of a mermaid. Yes, there’s a vagina in there.
But why would there be? Does a mermaid give live birth or does she plop eggs out into the water, where upon a merman swims over, jerks off all over them and heads back to the bar? In any case, it is a gorgeous drawing by ConceptArt user z993126. If you think his name is hard to pronounce, you should hear it in its mother tongue. Ack!
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Beautiful anatomical drawing of a mermaid. Yes, there’s a vagina in there.

But why would there be? Does a mermaid give live birth or does she plop eggs out into the water, where upon a merman swims over, jerks off all over them and heads back to the bar? In any case, it is a gorgeous drawing by ConceptArt user z993126. If you think his name is hard to pronounce, you should hear it in its mother tongue. Ack!

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Female armor really isn’t very sufficient

In movies, video games and comic books, female armor may look sexy, but it doesn’t actually provide much protection. But it’s all about… uh… mobility.






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