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Immortalizing his characters

Discussion in 'UHall' started by mutau, Jun 6, 2009.

  1. mutau

    mutau Guest

    David Eddings passed away. He is one of my favorite authors. Bless him. He'll be missed. Thank you so much for your wonderful stories!

    This thread to see ............

    How many of his stories' characters have you named your characters after? and which ones?

    I have 3, Liselle, Velvet and Silk.
  2. MoneyMaker

    MoneyMaker Guest

    I don't have any of my chars named after any of his, but I have always loved his books.

    Another of the Greats of our age has passed on.
    David Eddings and Robert Jordan. 2 of the Greats that will be sorely missed and forever loved. They have enlivened so many imaginations over and again.
  3. It Lives

    It Lives Slightly Crazed
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    Jun 11, 2008
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    I will curse my luck all day to see if she turns around on me.

    what a bummer.
  4. Beer_Cayse

    Beer_Cayse Guest

    15 or so years ago I had a Sparhawk in an online community. In UO, only 1 other character and he "died" years ago on Pac.
  5. That's sad news. I just finished re-reading several of his series.
  6. Experimental

    Experimental Lore Keeper
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    Jun 23, 2004
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    Make that three of the greats...David Gemmell was a top of the line fantasy author that was, imo, better than most of the fantasy writers ever. When he died in 2006, the fantasy community suffered a huge loss.
  7. Sindris

    Sindris Guest

    I read the "Will and the word" series many many years ago as a young fellow. It was one of the first fantasy series I had ever read following my first love, Tolkien.

    I have never used a name from a fantasy novel as a character name for an MMO. I always felt it was unoriginal and lazy. I can still remember all the of "Raistlins" running around UO when it went live. So annoying. Made it hard to tell players apart.

    I used to have a D&D character named Fizbin, but that was way before the Dragonlance series was ever allowed to annoy us with the creation of Kender-kind. Fizbin was a card game played in an episode of the original Star Trek series. That's about as close to ripping off a name as I have ever come.

    I was sorry to hear about Mr. Eddings passing. He did leave behind some fun stories for us to treasure and I'd say that's a pretty good legacy.
  8. Basara

    Basara UO Forum Moderator
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    Jul 16, 2003
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    I personally laugh at all the MALE "Artemis" running around, named for Bob Salvatore's assassin foil of Drizzt do'Urden.

    Artemis is the name of a PERPETUALLY VIRGINAL FEMALE Greek Goddess.

    Bob meant it as sort of a fantasy "Boy named Sue" joke (You'll understand once you hear what "Sue" in the song went through, and why his father named him that).

    The correct MASCULINE spelling of the name is Artemus - like Artemus Gordon from Wild Wild West (the TV series is MUCH better than the Will Smith movie, and is one of the seminal "Steampunk" inspirations)
  9. badskidmark

    badskidmark Guest

    My first UO character was named Sparhawk....GM Macer/Blacksmith...I remember how proud I was when I crafted my first Valorite Plate suit and got my AR to 70....
  10. Prince Erik

    Prince Erik Seasoned Veteran
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    May 18, 2008
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    Terrible news... he was one of my favorite authors. I loved how he developed his characters giving them wit and sarcasm. His writing style was so natural that it was so easy to put yourself into his stories. RIP David.