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[OffTopic] Who are you outside of testing?

jhanzeb1
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Outside of testing  - I like to eat, eat and just eat Smiley LOL I mean does that count as a hobby

tristaanogre
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@jhanzeb1 wrote:

Outside of testing  - I like to eat, eat and just eat Smiley LOL I mean does that count as a hobby


Depends upon what you eat... I'm a little bit of a foodie myself, angling towards Mexican, Carribbean, and Indian cuisine... For that matter, the spicier the better... I grow my own chili peppers (Jalapeno, Cubanelle, Yellow Hungarian Wax, and habanero) and LOVE to make good sauces.  Do you just eat or are you a cook as well?


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Olga_T
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"the spicier the better" - totally agree, @tristaanogre! And what dish is a good dish without a good sauce?Smiley Wink

 


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@Olga_T wrote:

"the spicier the better" - totally agree, @tristaanogre! What dish is a good dish without a good sauce?Smiley Wink


I know, right?  I mean, I don't sauce stuff to mask the inherent flavor (too much BBQ sauce on a steak is just bad) but I REALLY like having a dish that has that little something to enhance the flavor somewhere.  

In my pantry, I have some homemade tobasco I made a year ago.... nicely aged.  Also have about a quart of habanero hot sauce that i use for making hot wings and just for general dipping...


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jhanzeb1
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I'm just an Eater. I don't really cook unfortunately, though it is definitely something I will be looking into pretty soon! 

msiadak
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Wow, this thread really took off! I am glad to see the input from @tristaanogre and @sonya_m. I was away at GenCon in Indianapolis, so I was a bit tied up helping my wife sell her artwork to reply, but I was tracking. I also highly recommend Stephen King, especially The Dark Tower series. Those are some of my favorite books. I can provide a whole list of a lot more if anyone ever needs any reading recommendations. 😉 I have ~6+ bookshelves full! 

 

Speaking of, as I mentioned in my first post, this love of reading hit me early and made me want to be an author one day. I've realized that dream and have had a few short stories published that are actually available on Amazon. I'm so geeked that you can go on Amazon and search "Matthew Siadak" and see books that have my stories in them! I'm also working on a novel. I already have it written (clocking in at 150,000 words!) but it needs a lot of polishing. My hopes is to eventually have a series. 🙂 




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sonya_m
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@msiadak a list of recommendations, yes, please! Say, top 10 your fave books.

 

A novel! How interesting. Is it okay to ask what it is about? Or, will it be revealed only after it is finished?Cat Very Happy

 

To be honest, I also have some unfinished writing. But, in my case, I am not sure when I am going to finish it, if ever Cat Sad


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tristaanogre
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@msiadak wrote:

Wow, this thread really took off! I am glad to see the input from @tristaanogre and @sonya_m. I was away at GenCon in Indianapolis, so I was a bit tied up helping my wife sell her artwork to reply, but I was tracking. I also highly recommend Stephen King, especially The Dark Tower series. Those are some of my favorite books. I can provide a whole list of a lot more if anyone ever needs any reading recommendations. 😉 I have ~6+ bookshelves full! 

 


OK, first of all...  I have about 500+ books of the fantasy/sci-fi genre... literally from Adams to Zelazny... So... TOTALLY down with giving out recommendations as well.

 

Secondly... GENCON?!?!  PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE tell me you went to the Critical Role live show....


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msiadak
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@sonya_m: I'll list my top favorite series!

  1. The Dark Tower series by Stephen King
  2. Kingkiller Chronicles by Patrick Rothfuss
  3. Riyria Revelations by Michael J. Sullivan.
  4. Riyria Chronicles by Michael J. Sullivan
  5. Legend of the First Empire by Michale J. Sullivan.
    1. Note: The previous three are all entertwined and should be read in actual publication order.
  6. Riftwar books by Raymond E . Feist.
  7. Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan
  8. The Gentleman Bastards series by Scott Lynch
  9. The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher
  10. A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin.

 

As for my novel, it's my take on what I hope will turn into an epic fantasy series, with a grim/darker/gritty tone to it. 🙂 The title of the first book is "The Backwards Knight." You should work on your writing, if only to write! I find such stress relief in it. 

 

@tristaanogre: Unfortunately I'm relatively bound to my wife's booth for the convention, so I did not get to make it to that show or any of the others 😞 She's a freelance fantasy illustrator, and has done pieces to go with my short stories and the eventual novel mentioned above, and it was crazy busy! I did spend entirely too much on new games though 🙂




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tristaanogre
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(quickly jots down recommendation list)

 

My series (avoiding my OBVIOUS choice of Lord of the Rings as my #1):

1) Discworld by Terry Pratchett

2) Elemental Masters by Mercedes Lackey

3) Otherland by Tad Williams (kind of an odd blend of sci-fi and fantasy... very intriguing)

4) Runelords by David Farland

5) Dragonriders of Pern by Anne McCaffrey

6) Heralds of Valdamar by Mercedes Lackey

7) Foundation by Isaac Asimov (classic sci-fi but DEFINITELY worth the read)

😎 Riftwar by Raymond E. Feist (yup... love these, too)

9) Chronicles of Xanth by Piers Anthony

10) Hitchhiker's Guide series by Douglas Adams

 

Of course, my tastes shift and change sometimes so, depending upon my mood, this list may change. 🙂


Robert Martin
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I love good food, good books, good friends, and good fun.

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