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sheridan:

--- Quote from: The Corinthian on 05 September, 2021, 09:26:27 AM ---I love Firekind but I love it better in collected form than I did reading it episodically back in 1993.

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For a start, the pages should be in the correct order ;-)

The Corinthian:

--- Quote from: sheridan on 07 September, 2021, 12:45:06 PM ---
--- Quote from: The Corinthian on 05 September, 2021, 09:26:27 AM ---I love Firekind but I love it better in collected form than I did reading it episodically back in 1993.

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For a start, the pages should be in the correct order ;-)

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As I say, I wasn't concentrating on it enough even before Tharg forgot to publish an episode. I suspect I just processed it as "this is where we are now, just keep reading".

It is annoying that it happened to a story that requires the reader to pay attention rather than to, say, 'Purgatory'.

James Stacey:
Some stories around that period were so damn hard to follow I think I just accepted it. Back then I thought maybe I wasn't clever enough to follow some of 2000ads output. Now I know some of it was just not well told. Firekind is excellent though, re-read it when the collection version came out and its held up very well

JayzusB.Christ:

--- Quote from: I, Cosh on 04 September, 2021, 11:06:52 PM ---
--- Quote from: broodblik on 04 September, 2021, 06:54:35 PM ---The story feels like an Avatar rip-off, but roles should be reversed.

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As much as I love Firekind (and I really, really love it) John's been quite open about how much Ursula le Guin he was reading at the time. Both Firekind and Avatar are fairly shameless rip-offs of The Word for World is Forest. It's all in what you do with that source though and Firekind's hallucinogenic tone poetry is somehow more satisfying.

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I'm a wee bit saddened to hear this - I've never heard of Ursula leGuin and always marvelled at the originality of Firekind.  Ah well.  Still a good story

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