Βάρδος Posted April 9, 2004 Share Posted April 9, 2004 Βρήκα αυτές τις απόψεις σε ένα φόρουμ. Διαβάστε και σχολιάστε. Πιστεύω, έχει κάποιο εδιαφέρον το θέμα (γιατί τελευταίως όλο στο σπαμ το έχουμε ρίξει. ). Poster A: As far as now... I'm just not a big fan of the modern world. A lot of things like honor and courage and heroism and romance are fading away. For some of my stories, that works, but most of the time I like to weave in these elements, the good and evil. Questionable moralities. I feel I can do that best with Speculative Fiction. I also like exploring different places. I try to stay away from the traditional, Medievil fantasy world and go non-traditional. It's loads of fun. Another reason, which might not seem very important but is to me, is that I hate guns. Not in the gun-control sense of the word, in the sense that they took all the skill and decency out of warfare and combat. Anyone, and I do mean anyone, can have 'power' these days just because they get a hold of a gun. In my stories, sure you can go buy a sword, but the first time you try to mug the wrong person, you're gonna feel it for a long time... Poster B: I agree wholeheartedly. One of the main reasons that I enjoy reading about and writing about warefare in the pre-industrial period is that there were no guns. I hate guns! Even a baby can pull a trigger and kill someone. No skill, strength, or courage is required. Not that I want to glorify war in any of its forms--in most cases it is ultimately a waste of lives--but at least with the old style of warefare, courage and skill was what usually won the battle, not bigger guns. One could find honour and beauty on the battlefield then. Therefore this type of combat makes for much better stories, in my opinion. I love swords especially, and the most thrilling scenes for me in any book are good suspenseful one-on-one sword fights. The raw energy and emotion of man pitted against man (or woman, or whatever) is almost primal, and this personal aspect to combat is missing from today's war. Modern soldiers don't see who they are killing most of the time, and I think that's sad, for many reasons. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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