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Episode 1: Death of a king
I don't know who they are and what they want, but they are after me. I am fleeing through the woods sparsely dressed and close to total exhaustion. Somehow this looks very familiar to the beginning of the first game. The suspicion of experiencing a backflash hardens as two silhouettes appear, which turn into my witcher colleagues Lambert and Eskel. Then I am blacking out...
And I wake up in a dungeon, half-naked and my hands chained to a beam of wood above my head. What the heck is that? Why am I here? What have I done this time?  All the while the player is offered a generous look onto Geralt of Rivia in all his half-naked glory. After all the scantily clad females from the first game this definitely is equal justice. Alas, the poor guy is a single tapestry of scars. Comes with the job.
Back to the question how Geralt and I actually got into this rather uncomfortable situation. Behind the bars of my cell two guards sat and argued about their game of dice. Then one of them noticed
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GrimSqueaker
Ghost of the Navigator
Germany
Current Residence: Ankh-Morpork
Favourite genre of music: Everything that is fast, loud and contains a lot of guitars
Operating System: brain
Interests
  • Listening to: Amon Amarth - Deceiver of the gods
  • Reading: Stanislaw Lem - The star diaries
  • Watching: The view out of my window
  • Playing: Skyrim
  • Eating: Worchester sauce flavoured crisps
  • Drinking: The Glenlivet - Master Destiller's Reserve
People always wonder how I find the time to read about 50 books a year but the answer is simple - I don't watch TV. It is really fascinating how much time you have after quitting to stare at a monitor for hours after hours.
So, I am a really passionate reader. I read everything from high literature to cheesy fantasy but only few authors have managed to really catch my heart. If I have to choose I will mention my ultimate top five: Terry Pratchett, Patrick O'Brian, Andrzej Sapkowski, Umberto Eco and Tad Williams. I know it is a rather weird combination, but then my taste in literature is considered rather weird anyway. I tend to like the books best that are considered boring by lots of people. I tend to put a lot of emphasis on the characters and if the characters fascinate me I don't have any problem with nothing important happening over a hundred of pages.
It all started with Terry Pratchett. Discworld just hit me like a hammer, and especially the City Watch novels. Then there appeared the computer game Discworld Noir, on which I got completely hooked - Film Noir Discworld style, just what I always craved. Shortly afterwards the novel Night Watch was released, which fulfilled my desire for Noir-style discworld even more and lead to some serious fanfiction writing. The longest story, which I still consider to be my best so far, went by the name 'The Witcher', inspired by a German pulp fiction series based on the works of H. P. Lovecraft, which in turn was called 'The witcher of Salem'.
Then some years later I watched the movie Master and Commander and found out there was a 20 book series by an author named Patrick O'Brian the movie was based on. Book addict that I am I started to read the series and discovered anoter all-time favourite author. Patrick O'Brian didn't care about toda<'s writing conventions where something important has to happen every 10 pages or so. He manages to simply suck the reader into the time between 1799 and 1815 where the war at sea between Britain and Napoleonic france raged and wrote multi-faceted characters that stuck to the mind.
Then again some years later I discovered Andrzej Sapkowski. It was as if Terry Pratchett had written A Song of Ice and Fire. Dark Humour paired with gritty fantasy and really interesting characters - just my line of a really good read. And the best thing was that Sapkowski didn't care about the typical anglo-american style of fantasy writing. He just told his story no matter if nothing spectacular happened over some 50 pages - just like Patrick O'Brian did. So I started to call Sapkowski the Patrick O'Brian of fantasy. Then I found out that there were computer games that continued the story. Hell yeah. Couldn't it get any better? I remembered Discworld Noir and the fact that the best game I ever played had evolved of one of my favourite book series. So The Witcher games just couldn't be bad. And I was proven right. Those games hooked me just as Discworld Noir hooked me all those years before.
So this is my personal resume from all those pointless ramblings: The best games always come from really good book series...

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dieroteiris Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Heij ... dich kenn ich doch!
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wolfanita Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014   General Artist
Danke für die watch! :highfive:
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frivolous-magpie Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I just wanted to stop by and say thank you for joining :iconoreska-house: and supporting the group with your art submissions~ :heart: It really means a lot to know you're supporting the group! :love:

I know the group is small right now, but with each new member and piece of art submitted it'll grow bigger and better~ :rose: So thank you for joining!

~Oreska-House's Founder. :happycry:
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ProfDrLachfinger Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Oh ... du bist aus Deutschland! Emoji03 
Und ich hab dir in Englisch geantwortet xD Emoji24 

Sag mal ist dein Nick eine Anspielung auf Discworld ...? Llama Emoji 34 (Sexy Smile) [V2] 
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GrimSqueaker Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014
Japp, ist es. Ich mag den Rattentod einfach.
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ProfDrLachfinger Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Ja, das Buch war super! Emoji31 
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Taligale Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I gave you a shout-out here: [link] :)
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GrimSqueaker Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
Oh, thank you!
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Nightlyre Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for the watch!
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taltosdragon Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2009
Thanks for the :+fav:!

~T
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