[COMPLETE]The Hour of the Dragon - by Robert Howard - philc

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Post by philchenevert » November 13th, 2017, 9:33 pm

The Hour of the Dragon by Robert E. Howard (1906 - 1936).

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This is absolutely the best Conan novel ever written in my opinion. It follows Conan, when at the peak of his power as king of Aquilonia, he is overthrown by dark, evil magic from Stygia and turned into a hunted refugee. A 3,000 year old magician from the most evil empire that ever existed is resurrected and with his sinister aid, Conan's enemies cause the barbarian's downfall. The plot twists and turns in wonderful fashion, following the Heart of Arihman, a strange extremely powerful magic jewel from another universe. He fights back as only he can against tremendous odds; beautiful women love and aid him; other beautiful women try to kill him; he travels through many hostile countries; his days as a corsair and pirate are remembered and used; and so, so, much more. This book was a joy to read and it will be a good listen for Conan fans. (summary by phil Chenevert).
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Post by RepublicOfVermont » December 5th, 2017, 6:27 pm

I was going to ask Conan about this holiday of his, then again... perhaps not.
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Post by philchenevert » December 11th, 2017, 7:08 pm

Conan took a few weeks off to bask in the sun on the Ophir coast and drink pina colata's from the skulls of his enemies. He also works with the local animal shelters to rescue abused cats and another favorite charity of his is to collect money to buy clothes for those many women he meets who just can't seem to have more than two wisps to wear. But he is back now, rested, tanned and ready for adventure as King of Aquilonia.

Have you heard of the book Radio Free Vermont? I am listening to it now. very interesting!

Chapter 1 is in the magic window. EDIT" whoops, noto quite yet. .... :roll:
OK, it is there now. Little problem with the file name.
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Post by RepublicOfVermont » December 12th, 2017, 12:56 pm

Awwwww. Conan is so very good a person. Why most (?) people are unable to see that is beyond me. I bet he even donates every skull he fashions into bowls to his favorite rescue organizations, all chosen only after inspecting each and every one. And of course he personally shuts down the ones he finds that he finds to be subpar, bringing every single animal home with him whether cat, dog, snake, or any humans who obviously have no honor and are thus used for Conan's skull-bowls. You see, Conan's powerful reasoning skills are mostly self-taught, save for the time spent with Hērákleitos, who himself was self-taught and greatly respected by Conan. And I always knew he had more respect for women than any man alive, so his clothing foundation makes perfect sense. A question, though - does he also enjoy walks in the rain?

Yes, I know of the book. I fully support Vermont leaving the U.S., the sooner the better. We actually have the support of pf some established countries; Denmark comes to mind, though I know there are others. We've had talks with Quebec regarding their own desire to leave Canada and possible relations we would then establish. Anyway, I'll add a couple of links to actual Second Vermont Republic talks/discussions recorded around decade ago. Be back in ten minutes or so; gotta dig 'em up.

Then, obviously, I begin enjoying hearing of Conan's latest journey. :mrgreen:
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Post by RepublicOfVermont » December 12th, 2017, 1:48 pm

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Post by philchenevert » December 12th, 2017, 4:49 pm

Chapter 2 is ready.
EDIT: Conan does not enjoy walks in the rain. But he likes sunsets and the beach and puppies.
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Post by RepublicOfVermont » December 12th, 2017, 5:33 pm

Awesome! Chapter 1 is Vermont Grade A Conan! :clap:

Edit: I don’t like that song either, btw. Barry Manilow(sp?).

Edit 2: removed "puppies! yay!" since who doesn't like puppies? I fear for those who do not... rather, I'd just enjoy watching Conan slay anyone who'd abuse puppies.
Last edited by RepublicOfVermont on December 12th, 2017, 11:25 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Post by RepublicOfVermont » December 12th, 2017, 11:15 pm

Chapter 2 PLOKD! I hope Conan now sees the true price of empire.
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Post by philchenevert » December 14th, 2017, 9:30 am

Chapters 3 and 4 are up. Magic does Conan in .... but wait! he lives! things just get weirder. (and in chapter 5 a girl appears ... Gasp!) :shock:
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Post by RepublicOfVermont » December 15th, 2017, 1:06 pm

Ahhhhh nust what I was hoping for - a number of chapters to take in while the snow falls outside. One of many perfect ways to spend the day. Thank-you :)

Magic often causes him trouble. I often wondered why Conan never took it upon himself to learn how to defend against supernatural evil using a sort of magic based Aikido. Call it Conikodo. It was designed by Conan as a way to instinctively redirect magic based attacks using the attacker's own energy/force so that Conan could use it without actively thinking about using it. That allowed him to use his conscious mind for the fighting style he's known for. If that makes sense.

I'm going to eat, hang out with my dog for a little while this afternoon. Then hang oit with her more listening to these chapters awaiting me. Then spend more time with my dog. Enjoy your own day, Phil!

EDIT: The girl. Good thing Conan has a fresh supply of clothes to give away to anyone in need! :D
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Post by philchenevert » December 16th, 2017, 10:21 pm

Some more chapters up. The editing has been going very welll.
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Post by craigdav1 » December 29th, 2017, 4:06 pm

3-6 PL OK.
7
1:37-1:38 delete repeat, "Amalric"
1:41-1:42 delete "those"

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Post by craigdav1 » December 30th, 2017, 6:16 am

8
7:09 delete repeat, "though he..."
9-11 PL OK.

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Post by philchenevert » December 30th, 2017, 11:40 am

Thanks. Hope you are enjoying the story. Chapters 7 an 8 have been fixed and uploaded again.

Can you follow the story, or did you need to listen to the first two chapters? It is not very uh.... deep. :D
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Post by craigdav1 » December 30th, 2017, 12:47 pm

7-8 PL OK.

I listened to the first two chapters. It's a fun story

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