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Little tiny mice to hold little tiny wakes all over the world

BlankzillaBlankzilla Hi, buddy!Kickin' chairs.Registered User regular
edited February 2011 in Social Entropy++
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Brian Jacques, author of the Redwall series passed away two days ago

I know most of you dudes have read at least one of the books. I loved them as a kid, even if I did figure out they were eventually the same dang book over and over. Still, my love for fantasy is pretty heavily rooted in Redwall.

So lets talk about how awesome these books were way back when and Mattimeo was totally the best one

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  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Look at this fuck wizard right hereRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    WHAT

    no no no no no no no no no no no

  • SoaLSoaL fantastic Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
  • LanglyLangly Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    The only redwall books I have read are Martin the Warrior ones.

    Or maybe that was just one of them?

  • Kuribo's ShoeKuribo's Shoe Kuribo's Stocking North PoleRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    I was more a Ralph the Motorcycle Mouse kinda guy

    When it came to mice books anyway

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  • BlankzillaBlankzilla Hi, buddy! Kickin' chairs.Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    There were a few Martin the Warrior books

    he was like the main dude of Redwall, I guess

  • EdcrabEdcrab Registered User
    edited February 2011
    What?

    I only ever read the early books when I was a kid but damn, back then I had a whole lot of them

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  • redheadredhead Registered User
    edited February 2011
    "little tiny mice" sounds way weirder to me than "tiny little mice" but i can't figure out whether there's a reason for that

  • SoaLSoaL fantastic Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    did this guy write biker mice from mars?


    now theres a show

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  • SnowbeatSnowbeat i need something to kick this thing's ass over the lineRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    this is no good

    no good at all

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  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Look at this fuck wizard right hereRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    SoaL wrote: »
    did this guy write biker mice from mars?


    now theres a show

    Nope

  • LanglyLangly Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    I think it's because harder consonant sounds flow better into soft consonants rather than the other way around.

    Tiny little mice

    Little tiny mice

  • CorporateLogoCorporateLogo Cream of my compulsions Rising to the tip of the spoutRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Is this the Mouse Guard dude

    Do not have a cow, mortal.

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  • BlankzillaBlankzilla Hi, buddy! Kickin' chairs.Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    This is Redwall good god I hate you all

  • Lord DaveLord Dave Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Shit balls god damn

    Denny's is for winners.
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  • SolarSolar Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Fuck fuck fuck noooooo

    Oh man this makes me sad

  • LanglyLangly Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    suffer not the rat, for he is a creature most foul

  • Lord DaveLord Dave Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Fuck this world I quit

    Denny's is for winners.
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  • BaidolBaidol I will hold him off. Escape while you can.Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Fuck everything

  • Volucrisus AedriusVolucrisus Aedrius Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    I read quite a few of these books as a kid.

    I enjoyed them for the most part but sometimes I would just skim it when he'd go on a multi-page description of food or he wrote a bunch of incomprehensible mole dialogue.

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  • kfroosterkfrooster Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    I watched the Redwall animated series and found it quite enjoyable. So yeah, this is sort of a bummer.

  • mensch-o-maticmensch-o-matic Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    I did not like Redwall at all but damn childhood icons going is always a kick in the teeth

  • AphostileAphostile Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    God damn it, I loved Redwall when I was a kid.

    SCREW YOU EARTH AND OLD AGE.

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  • DeadfallDeadfall Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    I remember the one where the bad critters are winning against the good critters and the good critter Badger King gets pissed and just starts wrecking the bad critters.

    Or was this in every book?

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  • Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus Not tests. They were trying to kill it.Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    man Redwall was totally my thing in middle school

    it's kind of hard to read them now because the flaws stick out a lot more now

    but man, I loved them a whole bunch back then and I'm really sad to hear about this

  • GreasyKidsStuffGreasyKidsStuff Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    I read quite a few of these books as a kid.

    I enjoyed them for the most part but sometimes I would just skim it when he'd go on a multi-page description of food or he wrote a bunch of incomprehensible mole dialogue.

    This. Holy shit did he enjoy writing about feasts.

    I can't remember what books I've read, it was only 2 or 3 I think... I did watch the tv show though! That was pretty cool!

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  • SolarSolar Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    I always thought that the descriptions about feasts and food and stuff was cool

    it sort of added another layer to these characters lives, what they ate and what they sang and what they actually did, which made them seem more three-dimensional.

  • DubhDubh BEST FRIENDS WITH FIRE Hudda!Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Fucking shit. Jacques died? sudaihfakjhfdaskhfadskjhbn


  • iamthepiemaniamthepieman Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    By the time these books were coming out I was a bit too old for them.

    The Mouse and the Motorcycle and Stuart Little where the type of mouse stories I read.

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  • Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus Not tests. They were trying to kill it.Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Deadfall wrote: »
    I remember the one where the bad critters are winning against the good critters and the good critter Badger King gets pissed and just starts wrecking the bad critters.

    Or was this in every book?

    there were a few exceptions, but mostly yeah

  • PhantPhant Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    I read quite a few of these books as a kid.

    I enjoyed them for the most part but sometimes I would just skim it when he'd go on a multi-page description of food or he wrote a bunch of incomprehensible mole dialogue.

    This. Holy shit did he enjoy writing about feasts.

    I can't remember what books I've read, it was only 2 or 3 I think... I did watch the tv show though! That was pretty cool!

    Guy wrote the best food porn, I am very sad to hear he has passed away as his books were a mainstay of my youth and probably part of the reason I find rodents adorable and interesting instead of disgusting. Sadly they are a series of books I found I could not read after I hit a certain age, though I may pick up my copy of Outcast of Redwall, which has been sitting in my bookshelf for many years unread after my mom snagged it for me while out book shopping. Still, its a wonderful thing to be able to suggest them to people with kids.

    Also, I totally bought a bottle of cheap scotch once simply because of the fact that its name was Cluny.

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  • Shazkar ShadowstormShazkar Shadowstorm Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    i started reading redwall in 3rd grade, i loved those books
    my schools library had lots of them and i read them lots
    (also it felt cool to read such big books as a 3rd grader)

    brian jacques is a large part of why i read so much as a kid

    and they were entertaining even through middle school and stuff

    and i read one a few years ago, one of his newer ones, just for nostalgia sake, and it was still very entertaining!

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  • Brovid HasselsmofBrovid Hasselsmof I am a mountain I am the seaRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Oh no :(

    The Redwall books were what got me into reading. Like, beyond reading with my parents, or at school because I had to. I picked up Salamandastron when I was 10 years old, it was the first novel I ever read and I went on to work my way through a load of the rest of the series. I stopped at Outcast of Redwall just 'cause I'd outgrown the setting by then, but I loved every book before that. Mattimeo and the Bellmaker were the best. Fucking loved the pirate otters. This is very sad news :(

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  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Look at this fuck wizard right hereRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    I'm going to finish reading the series in honor of him now

    Last one I read was.... High Rhulain, looks like

    Which means I have three to go

  • Viscount IslandsViscount Islands [INSERT SoKo HERE] Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    I got Redwall books too late so I didn't really like them. They seemed like good children's books though.

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  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Look at this fuck wizard right hereRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Actually, Wiki claims there is one more coming out, in May

    I would think not anymore, but if they've announced a publication date does that mean it is in some mostly finished form? I don't know the timeline on this sort of thing

  • KalTorakKalTorak Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    The food descriptions were awesome. Although they sort of glossed over where all this milk and cream was coming from...

    I listened to the Mossflower audiobook like, a billion times.

  • EdcrabEdcrab Registered User
    edited February 2011
    There was a horse in the very first book, I imagine there is a single (to scale) cow somewhere that produces enough milk for the entire planet

    Milking it is a real bastard for tiny mice, of course

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  • Lord_AsmodeusLord_Asmodeus Here is your magical cryptic riddle-tumour: I AM A TIME MACHINE Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    I'm super sad right now. I loved the Redwall books. I... I met Brian Jacques as a kid at a writing workshop thing. He inspired me to want to become a writer <img class=" title=":cry:" class="bbcode_smiley" />

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  • LanglyLangly Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    I think George R. R. Martin might rival him in food porn.

  • YaYaYaYa Rick and Morty forever and ever 100 years! a100timesRickandMorty.comRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    goddamn this is some sad news

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