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@ChuckVanT in case you missed the announcement, the GFL books are the only ones being read+podcast by Scott. Phil’s doing the rest. (Just so you aren’t surprised next time it happens.) As someone who only started listening to Sigler because I could actually stand his voice compared to all the other audiobooks I’d tried at the time, I do understand. I just wish to say that after giving Phil a chance and continuing to listen to nocturnal, he does great voice work!
@occupy_my_rocktopi Descendent! Thank you. All that was coming to mind was Progeny, and I know that wasn’t right, lol.
Just looked it up and, yeah, no plans thus far. here’s what Scott said exactly about plans for Descendent:
“There is no status on DESCENDANT right now. It’s definitely fallen by the wayside as I worked on GFL Book V, PANDEMIC and the novel I just finished, FLIER. No idea when I’ll get back to that one, if ever.”
Guess we’ll have to come up with our own answers for now. =o
@scottsigler I’ve felt the show has been kinda ridiculous and forgetting its own rules since the beginning, so I don’t take much of it seriously (er “seriously” I guess?). I really feel most all of the characters have been ridiculously overdone and aren’t relateable at all to me (heck, half the time I’m waiting for a bunch of people to finally die *cough Rick and Carl cough*), so I do agree with your criticisms. I think even my mom was rooting for Carl to die for most this ep. I thought it was interesting in Talking Dead they showed a quote from Andrew/Rick saying how the ep was really a about a boy becoming a man because, wow, that makes me really sad for men. It’s like he makes a step forward and then goes ten steps back again being a cocky little brat. It /is/ a good thing Michonne found them because if Rick dies, I really don’t think Carl could make it on his own.
My sister wondered about the walker camouflage as well. She completely missed in the first season that the walkers even actually helped with camouflage, so the handling in this first episode was really… brazen. I thought when walkers kept staring at her, they’d finally zone in and attack her. My sister mentioned having one behind her and one in front or walking in between them so she was at least more protected/hidden.
I think the high point of the episode was Michonne’s half-flashback/half-dream. But it definitely isn’t a show I really think about all too hard, lol, otherwise I probably wouldn’t enjoy it. Although I’m gonna be pretty dang ticked either way if Carol has completely disappeared from the show.
Anybody catch the episode tonight?
I enjoyed it (holy crap that’s a lot of pudding), but I was disappointed it only focused on three of the characters. >.>
That’s a good point re: Ancestor. I guess I just thought we’d learn that when/if(?) the next installment of Ancestor comes out. x3
I do have a feeling that island may not be completely safe, though, even if it seems to be during the setting of Pandemic. IIRC the ending correctly.
There’s a “The Machine” joke in here to be made, I know it…
LOL Thank you for sharing because that was brilliant! I loved it. Funny and intriguing. Great sales pitch. This was genius. XD
Go to store -> books -> audiobooks
Click on the book you want or click “view options” for the book you want. You’ll see a bunch of options. The audiobooks are labeled as [ebooks]. Click the + to add one, then add to cart. Repeat for the others you want and then check out. Hope this helps!
Oooh, I love these! Can’t decide whether the first or last pic is my fav. Thanks for sharing!
My order number is ###316. I only ordered one copy. I got my order in at 09:05:29 ET. The quickest order I’ve ever done. I usually have to wait at least an hour to be able to get into the site.
Are you *sure* it’s not hidden in one of the boxes or you stuck it somewhere else for safekeeping (maybe your car or in between sheets or something)?
I just went through two moves and have panicked several times trying to find things. I tried to group like things together but books are heavy and I got to a point where things don’t all fit where you want them to and some of my stuff ended up in weird places.
Thieves do suck, so I do hope it wasn’t thieves! Why not just ask the people who helped you pack if they remember seeing it? Perhaps one of them will remember putting it somewhere or just asking will be enough to tug on the conscience of the thief and it will be returned.
Hope you find it! That is quite a loss.
“Anyone else feel that the Orbital made a serious tactical error in this one? Its goal was to wipe out humans before they could become a threat to the Ki. It seems to me that if this version of the plague had succeeded, humanity would just be replaced by… really angry humanity. The Converted under Emperor Steve (of course, it would have been Empress Margaret if her luck had been better) seems like a way more dangerous civilization than uninfected humanity would ever have been.”
I’m not so sure I’d call it a tactical error as much as a possibly unintended affect. And I think the real danger comes with the leaders moreso than the bulls. I think it fits with how things went down in Contagious, though. The Orbital wanted to train Chelsea as a leader, but it didn’t exactly foresee Chelsea shutting it out on her own command. It couldn’t stop Chelsea from killing Beck and his dad. And Chelsea was just young enough that The Orbital could connect with her and communicate with her and nudge her along. She became so much of a leader, she stepped away from The Orbital before the Orbital was ready for it. Then The Orbital created a specific subset of leaders from those of great intelligence. I think the flaw with them is that they didn’t exactly follow the original plans The Orbital was given – they worked for a greater power, but they killed each other if it suited their purposes (Stanton killed other leaders if he found them a threat) and they wanted to take things for themselves rather than just serving the Ki. Since they were so connected, if the Ki ever came along, I think the bulls would follow the leaders which would make them dangerous to the Ki, but I have to wonder how the infected would react to the Ki. Would the Ki have another Orbital to help control them? Would just the presence of a Ki affect the infected? The Orbital sent Chelsea images, IIRC, of the Ki – would any of the new infected have residual memories of these images? They know they’re aliens and they have loyalty to this (even Jeff in the end was going to accept the monster side of him and attack Cooper) – would they recognize the Ki as their creators or as alien family? So I wouldn’t exactly call it tactical error since technically the infected were doing what they were supposed to – killing humans. ;p
But yeah, I think if things had continued in the infected way and the Ki ever came knocking, it wouldn’t be exactly what they were expecting. xD
SPOILERY POST (in case the SPOILER WARNING) in the title wasn’t enough – I have finished the book
I felt a little like Cooper because I just kept bursting out into random, mad laughter. I was excited and nervous and anxious and couldn’t put it down. I didn’t pick it up until 2 or 3 PM from the post office and was finally able to go to bed around 3 AM, lol.
I’m not exactly shocked that a certain character became infected, but that doesn’t mean I was happy about it!
It was really cool to see Feely again. I loved that crossover. I’m pretty cool with the fact that he’s the new Longworth. It would have been odd to have someone in that position that was totally new!
I was super excited to see Margo and Otto again. I’m sorry they didn’t exactly get their happy ending, but I am pretty satisfied with how the ending turned out.
So much I could rave about, but I’ll hold back for now. The book is in my mom’s hand now, but I also had to give her Infected and Contagious because she does not remember Contagious at all. She’s not even sure she read it, although we can’t figure out why she would have skipped a book. o_O