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ian M.Banks

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Ramona McCandless
The McCandless Clan
#21 - 2014-01-07 17:52:55 UTC
Khergit Deserters wrote:
I can handle brutal and ultra-violence, but some of his stuff seems a little on the sadistic side....


See, those were the bits I liked!

Just like PKD, his ideas on psychological torture are superb.

"Yea, some dude came in and was normal for first couple months, so I gave him director." - Sean Dunaway

"A singular character could be hired to penetrate another corps space... using gorilla like tactics..." - Chane Morgann

Ilaister
Aliastra
Gallente Federation
#22 - 2014-01-07 18:05:44 UTC
Backing OPs on removing the smaller, and arbitrary character limit.

Banks, on an unrelated note, was a giant in his field. A successful while being experimental, prolific, and critically acclaimed writer. He was also a vigorous, if pragmatic humanist. He is missed.
Ralph King-Griffin
New Eden Tech Support
Transgress
#23 - 2014-01-07 18:09:18 UTC
Ilaister wrote:
Backing OPs on removing the smaller, and arbitrary character limit.

Banks, on an unrelated note, was a giant in his field. A successful while being experimental, prolific, and critically acclaimed writer. He was also a vigorous, if pragmatic humanist. He is missed.

who ironically hated writing science fiction.
Mr Epeen
It's All About Me
#24 - 2014-01-07 18:15:23 UTC
Ralph King-Griffin wrote:
...as a mark of respect ?



How about you start with capitalizing and spelling his name properly? Respect starts with the basics, bro.

Mr Epeen Cool
Little Dragon Khamez
Guardians of the Underworld
#25 - 2014-01-07 19:51:46 UTC
I liked Ian M Banks, The culture novels were quite good, didn't like his aliens though, they always seemed like humans in a rubber suit.


But as a mark of respect to him I say why not?

Dumbing down of Eve Online will result in it's destruction...

Mr Epeen
It's All About Me
#26 - 2014-01-07 20:13:03 UTC
Little Dragon Khamez wrote:
I liked Ian M Banks


C'mon guys, seriously.

It's Iain M Banks.

Eye-eh-eye-en. How hard is that?

Mr Epeen Cool
Xonus Calimar
CaeIum Incognitum
#27 - 2014-01-07 20:28:03 UTC
I enjoy the Culture ship names immensely and there are a few that fit in the Eve char limit (Me, I'm Counting, Zero Gravitas, God Made Me Do It). I doubt CCP will be extending the limit to let you use the full name of Mistake Not... though.
Little Dragon Khamez
Guardians of the Underworld
#28 - 2014-01-07 21:36:37 UTC
Mr Epeen wrote:
Little Dragon Khamez wrote:
I liked Ian M Banks


C'mon guys, seriously.

It's Iain M Banks.

Eye-eh-eye-en. How hard is that?

Mr Epeen Cool


I have a ****** touch screen that does stealth auto correct. It changed my spelling and I did not notice.

Dumbing down of Eve Online will result in it's destruction...

Chirjo Durruti
Doomheim
#29 - 2014-01-07 22:09:13 UTC
Supported. Big fan of Banks, who passed away too soon. And while I certainly can use shorter ship names like Attitude Adjuster, Bad for Business or Lapsed Pacifist already, I would much appreciate it if I could name my ship You'll Thank Me Later, Just Another Victim Of The Ambient Morality or Mistake Not My Current State Of Joshing Gentle Peevishness For The Awesome And Terrible Majesty Of The Towering Seas Of Ire That Are Themselves The Milquetoast Shallows Fringing My Vast Oceans Of Wrath.

Ramona McCandless wrote:
Unsuccessful At Everything already has a perfectly appropriate name

Well Banks was successful for having ****-creep fans lick up his vomit and call it nectar, but apart from that

Awful just simply awful

May i humbly suggest you read more?

HOWTO: No More Tears (solo) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdA4ciUrH-k If you can get me a better crew than THIS: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPrtQ9AdoM0 convo me.

Lugalbandak
Lego3
#30 - 2014-01-07 22:10:39 UTC
who?

The police horse is the only animal in the world that haz his male genitals on his back

Sar Carstic
Aliastra
Gallente Federation
#31 - 2014-01-07 22:41:50 UTC
Come on, it's fun being creative and trying to condense one of his ship names into that limited space and still have it make sense.

"Well Banks was successful for having ****-creep fans lick up his vomit and call it nectar, but apart from that

Awful just simply awful"


I am wondering exactly where he he touched you so inappropriately, but each to their own. Have to say the graphic violence and extreme physical and psychological pain and torture are amongst my favourite bits as well. Player of Games is great for that, and Use of Weapons is an ode to pain. Great stuff.

I picked the Wasp Factory and Whit up for a dollar each recently, still haven't read them but I have been putting it off as I have a feeling I am going to be very disappointed.

Gentlemen you can't fight in here, this is the War Room!

St Mio
Imperial Academy
Amarr Empire
#32 - 2014-01-08 06:38:22 UTC
Logged in just to say that my favourite is better than your favourite, and that the Culture series was awesome. Also I really enjoyed The Wasp Factory.
Ilaister
Aliastra
Gallente Federation
#33 - 2014-01-08 17:20:06 UTC
Sar Carstic wrote:

Have to say the graphic violence and extreme physical and psychological pain and torture are amongst my favourite bits as well.



You will get on fine with the Wasp Factory.

Whit? ... maybe Dead Air would be a better place to start. I still wince thinking about that book.
Sable Moran
Moran Light Industries
#34 - 2014-01-08 17:51:47 UTC
Ralph King-Griffin wrote:
could we look into extending the character limit on ship names


Yes please. Naming spaceships is serious business.

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Ralph King-Griffin
New Eden Tech Support
Transgress
#35 - 2014-01-08 19:31:10 UTC
Sable Moran wrote:
Ralph King-Griffin wrote:
could we look into extending the character limit on ship names


Yes please. Naming spaceships is serious business.

More so than the rebalance in fact.
Rich Uncle PennyBags
EVE Online Monopoly
#36 - 2014-01-08 20:38:31 UTC
Back in the days when i actually put effort into my ship names, I too, spent a significant amount of times trying to adapt Bank's ship names.

A longer name limit would be welcome.

Fortunately, there are still plenty of short names that fit, Gunboat Diplomat for example.
Frank Millar
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#37 - 2014-01-08 21:35:43 UTC
"Gray Area" is a personal favorite.

Iain M. Banks was awesome. He will be missed.
Ralph King-Griffin
New Eden Tech Support
Transgress
#38 - 2014-01-08 21:54:15 UTC
Frank Millar wrote:
"Gray Area" is a personal favorite.

Iain M. Banks was awesome. He will be missed.

Meat ******
Frank Millar
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#39 - 2014-01-08 21:59:57 UTC
I know. Cool
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