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Girlystevedave
01-19-2017, 08:21 AM
Welcome to the site. I hope you enjoy the series. I'm kinda jealous when I hear about people reading the series for the fist time. :lol:

Phaze13
01-20-2017, 05:05 AM
Hi Guys great site, I have at last found the door to Mid-World!!
HOW DID YOU DISCOVER THE DARK TOWER?
About 4 years ago I was diagnosed with Crohn's disease and was in and out of hospital. In the hospital shop during one of well over 100 admissions (I'm a lot better now, though not quite in remission) I found a copy of the gunslinger and thanked Arthur himself for sending me something to break the monotony!
WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE CHARACTER?
I genuinely love them all but Roland is slightly out in front in this particular race. Oy the Billy-Bumbler is a definite second though.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE BOOK?
I haven't read Wind Through The Keyhole yet, and I really liked the Sisters of Eluria short, but my favourite is The Wastelands
HOW OLD ARE YOU?
I am 39 Earth Years Old
WHERE ARE YOU FROM?
I was born in South London, England but currently reside in a little village in Kent also in England in the United Kingdom.
DO YOU HAVE A NICKNAME?
Phaze13 is the name I use artistically for Photography, Tattooing and Drawing, most know me simply as Wezza however.

Again great site guys

The Moth
01-21-2017, 02:56 AM
Hi. ..I'm just an avid reader of Stephen King...been a while since I've read the dark tower series....

peripheral
01-21-2017, 03:11 AM
Welcome, everyone, to the best King site on the internet...

Girlystevedave
01-21-2017, 09:41 AM
Welcome Moth and Phaze. Now get out there and post in the threads. :lol:

Jon
01-21-2017, 09:28 PM
WELCOME!!

jonp
01-22-2017, 01:33 AM
Welcome Moth and Wezza.

Wezza, I was born and bred in Gravesend, Kent. All my family still live there plus Rochester and Tunbridge Wells.

The Moth
01-22-2017, 09:50 AM
Thanks jonp and peripheral...my reason behind joining this site is to learn more about the upcoming movie ( series?) and to see if there is a way to prepare for it..I read the dark tower once and can read it again...it was very good...but I have limited available time...also, I am a very very minor collector of SK stuff...

Jon
01-22-2017, 04:13 PM
also, I am a very very minor collector of SK stuff...


There is no ,more "minor" collector that I...one "collectable" book. LOL

Sai Sheb
01-23-2017, 03:49 AM
Well said Jon! Moth and wezza you are well met...

Girlystevedave
01-24-2017, 10:40 AM
also, I am a very very minor collector of SK stuff...

There are a lot of members around here for the conversation and discussion who aren't collectors. I've been an avid King reader for 20+ years but wouldn't know the first thing about collecting. So, please, don't let the lack of collecting stop you from enjoying this awesome place. :)

The Moth
01-25-2017, 06:54 PM
You know what seems to be pretty cool...there's a lot of young people reading SK and maintaining an interest...I also think that his "genre" is mi-labeled as horror...there is so much more..

The Moth
01-25-2017, 06:57 PM
...and..what is the calendar prompt at the top of the page for...I can't bring it up...

Girlystevedave
01-26-2017, 06:16 AM
.I also think that his "genre" is mi-labeled as horror...there is so much more..

I'd have to agree with you on that one. His stories always end up being more about the characters than anything else. I am always entertained by a King book, but rarely scared by it.


...and..what is the calendar prompt at the top of the page for...I can't bring it up...

I feel like an idiot because I don't even see the calendar on my browser. :lol:

I'm sure someone qualified will come in here, see your post, and have a perfectly logical explanation for it.
Anyone? Anyone?....

Xtownboy
02-10-2017, 08:45 PM
How did you discover the Dark Tower?
It was listed in the bibliography of The Dark Half (first read).

Who is your favorite character?
The Tower (Yes it is)

What is your favorite book?
Wizard and Glass

How old are you?
>40

Where are you from?
Son of K and G
Now reside in IL

do you have a nickname?
Yes. I have many

how did you find this site?
Google

blunthead
02-10-2017, 10:55 PM
Your moth avatar looks like a cat's face.

blunthead
02-10-2017, 11:00 PM
How did you discover the Dark Tower? I heard about it after becoming an sK fan.

Who is your favorite character? Collie Entragian.

What is your favorite book? Desperation.

How old are you? Enough to know better.

Where are you from? America.

Do you have a nickname? No.

How did you find this site? I heard about it at another sK site.

Merlin1958
02-11-2017, 04:07 PM
Welcome to the site, folks!!!!!!!


Be sure to check out our fundraiser for the Haven Fund!!!!


http://www.thedarktower.org/palaver/forumdisplay.php?218-2017-Haven-Foundation-Fundraiser

Jon
02-11-2017, 08:22 PM
Welcome!!!

Brian861
02-13-2017, 01:09 PM
Welcome all!

andyg75
02-13-2017, 01:18 PM
Hi, new to the forum, fairly new to collecting the works of Mr King, and looking forward to sharing my inane ramblings with you all

Ari_Racing
02-13-2017, 05:07 PM
Welcome, Andy! Hope you have a wonderful time here.

I'd suggest you visit Calvin's Corner. That's the place for collectors! :)

peripheral
02-13-2017, 05:12 PM
Welcome Andy! Looking forward to seeing some of your excellent question I've heard about

And nice work with the IT savvy, Ari ;)

blunthead
02-13-2017, 05:40 PM
Hi, new to the forum, fairly new to collecting the works of Mr King, and looking forward to sharing my inane ramblings with you all

Welcome!

Brian861
02-13-2017, 06:46 PM
Welcome, Andy!

Merlin1958
02-14-2017, 06:30 PM
Howdy, Partners!!!!!!!!

andyg75
02-15-2017, 11:54 AM
Thanks for the welcome Ari, I'll be heading over to the corner belonging to Calvin shortly!

andyg75
02-18-2017, 12:36 PM
Thanks for the welcome you lovely lot. I've got ahead of myself and set up a thread for my collection, so I'm just waiting for the ability to post pictures and then I can share with you all

Jon
02-18-2017, 07:30 PM
Welcome Andyg!!!

Olson
02-19-2017, 05:14 AM
hi cullies , sure i joined this place before. just retracing old footsteps in the sand again, think this my 4th time around.
just finished 'the long walk' another fave of mine, but gotta say i sure do love the annual trek to the tower with long tall and ugly, so much so i wondered what happened 19th time around a couple of years ago- and this is my conclusion ...

long days pleasant nights -

https://cortlandsdogs.files.wordpress.com/2016/11/dark-tower-reboot-draft-2015-g-cunningham.pdf

Brian861
02-19-2017, 10:57 AM
Welcome back, Olson!

andyg75
02-21-2017, 11:15 AM
Welcome Olson!

andyg75
02-21-2017, 11:38 AM
Thanks Antoni, and thanks Ari for your tech wizadry

Olson
02-21-2017, 03:25 PM
thanks guys

Olson
02-21-2017, 03:25 PM
i need a magnifying glass in here- my phone screen is tiny

Olson
02-21-2017, 03:26 PM
and my sausage fingers are hitting everything exept the icon i wants

Olson
02-21-2017, 03:27 PM
:confused1: just test driving the buttons

Olson
02-21-2017, 03:28 PM
Hi, new to the forum, fairly new to collecting the works of Mr King, and looking forward to sharing my inane ramblings with you all

Welcome!

blunt ya fanny! how the devil

Olson
02-21-2017, 03:29 PM
thanks pal

Sai Sheb
02-22-2017, 01:42 AM
Welcome one and welcome all!

Jon
02-25-2017, 04:50 PM
Welcome, Olson!

Xtownboy
02-26-2017, 07:31 PM
Can someone point me to where I can post a short want list. Thanks

Randall Flagg
02-27-2017, 07:26 AM
King Books/Items Wanted (http://www.thedarktower.org/palaver/showthread.php?966-King-Books-Items-Wanted)

Hgal
02-27-2017, 05:21 PM
Hi there :)


How did you discover the Dark Tower?
I was a huge fan of Stephen King's horror novels and stumbled upon Roland's world in "The Little Sisters of Eluria" in "Everything's Eventual." I started reading the series a year later, and now I'm completely immersed and taking my time reading through the Dark Tower series for the first time.

Who is your favorite character?
At the moment, it must be Eldred Jonas. His life story is so fascinating to me, full of misfortune, shame, and exile. He really tugs on my heartstrings for some reason, and I wish I knew even more about him.

What is your favorite book?
I haven't finished the series yet, (I'm on "Wolves of the Calla") but "Wizard and Glass" completely consumed me.

Where are you from?
I'm from Mid-World...oops, I mean the Midwest! But I currently live in Berlin.

How did you find this site?
I had a small but burning question while reading the series. I searched for my question and was unable to find the answer, so I searched for "Dark Tower series forums" and here we are :) I don't have permission to post yet (I guess because my account is so new), but hopefully I'll be able to post it soon.

peripheral
02-27-2017, 05:26 PM
Welcome Olson and Hgal... have a look around, and go neck deep.

Brian861
02-27-2017, 08:39 PM
Welcome, Hgal!

Br!an
03-02-2017, 05:18 AM
Welcome, all!

andyg75
03-02-2017, 09:56 AM
Welcome to you all

Jon
03-04-2017, 07:21 PM
WELCOME XTown and Higal.

Stick around. But take notes. There is a quiz in the clearing at the end of the path.

Merlin1958
03-06-2017, 05:50 PM
Welcome to you all

Newcomer welcoming folks. I LOVE it!!!!!


Now, donate $10 to the Haven Fund and get yourself an entry into the "Grand Prize Giveaway"!!! You can't win it, if you ain't in it!!!!


Hey, it's my JOB, man!!! LOL

blunthead
03-06-2017, 06:48 PM
Hi, new to the forum, fairly new to collecting the works of Mr King, and looking forward to sharing my inane ramblings with you all

Welcome!

blunt ya fanny! how the devil
What.

andyg75
03-09-2017, 11:39 AM
Welcome to you all

Newcomer welcoming folks. I LOVE it!!!!!


Now, donate $10 to the Haven Fund and get yourself an entry into the "Grand Prize Giveaway"!!! You can't win it, if you ain't in it!!!!


Hey, it's my JOB, man!!! LOL

I was just being polite :lol1:

Merlin1958
03-10-2017, 05:09 PM
Welcome to you all

Newcomer welcoming folks. I LOVE it!!!!!


Now, donate $10 to the Haven Fund and get yourself an entry into the "Grand Prize Giveaway"!!! You can't win it, if you ain't in it!!!!


Hey, it's my JOB, man!!! LOL

I was just being polite :lol1:


And I am just a wise-ass New Yorker having some fun with ya is all. I think your enthusiasm is a breath of fresh air!!!


You can still donate to the HF though!!! lol lol lol

andyg75
03-10-2017, 09:18 PM
Welcome to you all

Newcomer welcoming folks. I LOVE it!!!!!


Now, donate $10 to the Haven Fund and get yourself an entry into the "Grand Prize Giveaway"!!! You can't win it, if you ain't in it!!!!


Hey, it's my JOB, man!!! LOL

I was just being polite :lol1:


And I am just a wise-ass New Yorker having some fun with ya is all. I think your enthusiasm is a breath of fresh air!!!


You can still donate to the HF though!!! lol lol lol

:thumbsup: we're just a happy bunch (well, most of us anyway!)

Jon
03-11-2017, 08:00 PM
Bill... put down the Amyl Nitrate and the "X."

Jokeh
03-27-2017, 02:30 PM
Hi Im John from Scotland

Br!an
03-28-2017, 05:02 AM
Welcome, John!

cryptkeeper
03-28-2017, 05:03 AM
Hi, John.

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Girlystevedave
03-28-2017, 11:18 AM
Hello there, John from Scotland. Welcome!

Jokeh
03-28-2017, 02:16 PM
Hello there, John from Scotland. Welcome!

Pen thing? My head hurts

Jokeh
03-28-2017, 02:31 PM
Hiya

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Girlystevedave
03-28-2017, 07:45 PM
Hello there, John from Scotland. Welcome!

Pen thing? My head hurts


:lol: It's just part of my permanent signature ( a quote from another member). I can see how it would be confusing if you thought it was part of my post directed at you. Haha

Enjoy the site, man. :)

Brian861
03-29-2017, 09:05 AM
Hello there, John from Scotland. Welcome!

......to The Kingdom :)

Sai Sheb
03-29-2017, 01:06 PM
Welcome all new comers!!! Hope you all enjoy this crazy place!!! Beware of Jon he will force you too have fun and smirk....

Jon
03-30-2017, 06:28 PM
Hello John...I am Jon..NOT from Scotland!

Stick around and make us seem legitimate.

cryptkeeper
04-06-2017, 01:53 AM
Nice to meet you, John. Glad to have you as a member.

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TravelinJack
04-10-2017, 09:24 AM
Hi Everyone - Just signed up here. I have been poking around for the last couple of weeks. I didn't realize there was such a nice group of King and Dark Tower fans out there. I look forward to reading through all the information on this site/forum and for chatting with you all.

Brian861
04-10-2017, 09:25 AM
Welcome, Jack!

TravelinJack
04-10-2017, 09:31 AM
I realized I already missed some things with the introduction.

How did you discover the Dark Tower? I actually put off for a very long time reading this series. I had worked my way through most of King's books over the years and not sure why I never got around to reading the DT series. Once I started about a year ago, I couldn't put it down and got through the whole series relatively quick.

Who is your favorite character? The lobstrosities? Ok, maybe not, but those did have me going. You know as much as Roland is undeniably a wonderful character and could be favorite of all. I really enjoyed how King wrote Eddie. It was almost as a clone of himself working through his battles as he worked with this greater being Roland. It was as though he wrote Roland for his character version could work through internal battles of his own. Anyway, I know that is going a bit into it, but Eddie always stuck around to me as one of my favorites.

What is your favorite book? This is such a tough question. I used to always say it was easily, "It" minus the ending. Or The Stand, but so many of King's books are on the same tier for me. So I will have to say too many to list. Is that a cop out?

How old are you? 36

Where are you from? DC

do you have a nickname? Just here, 'TravelinJack' most just call me Jack though. :-)

how did you find this site? Browsing the web a while back.

TravelinJack
04-10-2017, 09:32 AM
Many Thanks Brian

Brian861
04-10-2017, 09:36 AM
Many Thanks Brian

You're most welcome. Eddie is also my favorite from the series. I hope they get it right if/when it comes time to cast him.

TravelinJack
04-10-2017, 10:02 AM
I've been trying to play certain actors through my head for Eddie. Hopefully it's someone new, that fits the bill well. Sometimes having a big name can throw you off because of the big expectations. I'm sure many of us is seeing if Edris Alba can really pull off Roland.

TravelinJack
04-10-2017, 10:03 AM
It wouldn't work now, but I could see a younger Ray Liotta. He has that edge to him, but can also play the softer parts if necessary. Maybe a stretch.

Brian861
04-10-2017, 10:10 AM
It wouldn't work now, but I could see a younger Ray Liotta. He has that edge to him, but can also play the softer parts if necessary. Maybe a stretch.

I'm not sure at this point either. I do have an actor in mind although I can't recall his name. That's if the first movie even makes it out of the gate. Should have been done as a cable series. There's a whole nother thread about all that though.

TravelinJack
04-10-2017, 10:12 AM
Yeah, I need to work may way through the forums. I'm sure there is an entertaining thread about the upcoming movie. Thanks again for the warm welcome.

Girlystevedave
04-10-2017, 10:48 AM
Hi Everyone - Just signed up here. I have been poking around for the last couple of weeks. I didn't realize there was such a nice group of King and Dark Tower fans out there. I look forward to reading through all the information on this site/forum and for chatting with you all.

Welcome to the site, man! There's so much to explore and discuss around here. I hope you enjoy the place. :)

Also, cool username. The Talisman will forever be one of my favorite King stories.

Girlystevedave
04-10-2017, 10:53 AM
What is your favorite book? This is such a tough question. I used to always say it was easily, "It" minus the ending.



:lol:

cryptkeeper
04-10-2017, 11:03 AM
Hi, TravelinJack. Nice to meet you. Welcome.

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TravelinJack
04-10-2017, 02:04 PM
What is your favorite book? This is such a tough question. I used to always say it was easily, "It" minus the ending.



:lol:

Yep, that damn spider. I keep hoping that the new adaptation leaves that part out. Pennywise and deadlights till the end please.

TravelinJack
04-10-2017, 02:04 PM
Hi, TravelinJack. Nice to meet you. Welcome.

Sent from my SM-G930T using Tapatalk

Thanks and likewise

Girlystevedave
04-10-2017, 02:11 PM
What is your favorite book? This is such a tough question. I used to always say it was easily, "It" minus the ending.



:lol:

Yep, that damn spider. I keep hoping that the new adaptation leaves that part out. Pennywise and deadlights till the end please.

I just read It for the first time a few years back. I'm still struggling to understand that weird sewer orgy at the end. :orely:

With that said, I am looking forward to the remake of the movie. With the exception of the sewer orgy. :lol:

Br!an
04-10-2017, 02:53 PM
Welcome, Jack!

TravelinJack
04-10-2017, 08:09 PM
What is your favorite book? This is such a tough question. I used to always say it was easily, "It" minus the ending.



:lol:

Yep, that damn spider. I keep hoping that the new adaptation leaves that part out. Pennywise and deadlights till the end please.

I just read It for the first time a few years back. I'm still struggling to understand that weird sewer orgy at the end. :orely:

With that said, I am looking forward to the remake of the movie. With the exception of the sewer orgy. :lol:

Agreed, that was a bit of a strange scene. I'm trying to recall the reason. If I'm not mistaken it was because they were all scared and it was Bev's effort to try and calm them. Even sounds less likely now talking about it. Yeah, won't be upset if this misses the adaptation as well.

TravelinJack
04-10-2017, 08:12 PM
Welcome, Jack!


Thanks for the great welcome Brian, et all.

Sai Sheb
04-11-2017, 10:53 PM
Welcome, welcome, welcome!!!

peripheral
04-11-2017, 11:07 PM
Welcome Jack... You're going to enjoy this place...

Merlin1958
04-12-2017, 05:33 PM
Welcome!!!!!

TravelinJack
04-12-2017, 06:54 PM
:cowboy:

Girlystevedave
04-13-2017, 05:25 AM
Your signature has reminded me that I never got around to reading The Talisman comics. :doh:

asted2113
04-13-2017, 02:54 PM
Hi everyone! Been searching the site for some time and just recently was able to post.
So just saying HI to introduce myself to fellow Stephen King fans.

stroppygoblin
04-13-2017, 03:13 PM
Welcome!

TravelinJack
04-13-2017, 06:21 PM
Hi everyone! Been searching the site for some time and just recently was able to post.
So just saying HI to introduce myself to fellow Stephen King fans.

New here too, so you get to be my first 'Welcome'. Fun group here.

Girlystevedave
04-13-2017, 07:21 PM
Hi everyone! Been searching the site for some time and just recently was able to post.
So just saying HI to introduce myself to fellow Stephen King fans.

Welcome! Post often. It's a fun place. :)

Brian861
04-14-2017, 04:33 PM
Hi everyone! Been searching the site for some time and just recently was able to post.
So just saying HI to introduce myself to fellow Stephen King fans.

Welcome, Asted!

Jon
04-14-2017, 05:44 PM
Welcome!!

Br!an
04-15-2017, 10:31 AM
Welcome!

RolandD
04-16-2017, 05:36 PM
How did you discover the Dark Tower? SK fan since the '80's. If not reading any SK at the time, I always pick up one of his books by Halloween to start reading. A few years ago, while in a small bookstore I picked up The Gunslinger from a thin selection of SK. I had started it years ago and could not get into it. It was a long time ago and must have been before the revision. This time I read it and was hooked!

Who is your favorite character? You're kidding right? Too many to choose, but what keeps bringing me back is the Ka-Tet. I'm on my third reading.

What is your favorite book? Of the series, I assume. Wolves of the Calla, but I love them all.

How old are you? 55

Where are you from? Been in Tallahassee since coming here for college in '80. Born Denver, lived in Roanoke for 8 years, 10 in Daytona then off for college.

do you have a nickname? Not so much. I'm RolandD on comicbookmovies.com if that counts.

how did you find this site? stephenking.com

RolandD
04-16-2017, 05:37 PM
How did you discover the Dark Tower? SK fan since the '80's. If not reading any SK at the time, I always pick up one of his books by Halloween to start reading. A few years ago, while in a small bookstore I picked up The Gunslinger from a thin selection of SK. I had started it years ago and could not get into it. It was a long time ago and must have been before the revision. This time I read it and was hooked!

Who is your favorite character? You're kidding right? Too many to choose, but what keeps bringing me back is the Ka-Tet. I'm on my third reading.

What is your favorite book? Of the series, I assume. Wolves of the Calla, but I love them all.

How old are you? 55

Where are you from? Been in Tallahassee since coming here for college in '80. Born Denver, lived in Roanoke for 8 years, 10 in Daytona then off for college.

do you have a nickname? Not so much. I'm RolandD on comicbookmovies.com if that counts.

how did you find this site? stephenking.com

Br!an
04-17-2017, 04:29 AM
Welcome, Roland!

Jon
04-23-2017, 03:15 PM
Welcome D!!!!

blunthead
04-28-2017, 09:51 AM
Hi. I've been a Stephen King fan since the Fall of 2005. My favorite non-DT sK books are Desperation, Misery, The Long Walk, and others.

How did you discover the Dark Tower? I discovered The Dark Tower thru other fans.

Who is your favorite character? Roland is my favorite DT character.

What is your favorite book? My favorite DT book is Wolves of the Calla.

How old are you? Enough to know better.

Where are you from? I live in southeast USA.

Do you have a nickname? I don't have a nickname of which I'm aware, though some people might refer to me somehow behind my back.

How did you find this site? I discovered Palaver thru other sK fans.

I hope to enjoy the fellowship of other sK fans on this message board. See you around! :-)

TravelinJack
04-28-2017, 10:38 AM
Hi. I've been a Stephen King fan since the Fall of 2005. My favorite non-DT sK books are Desperation, Misery, The Long Walk, and others.

How did you discover the Dark Tower? I discovered The Dark Tower thru other fans.

Who is your favorite character? Roland is my favorite DT character.

What is your favorite book? My favorite DT book is Wolves of the Calla.

How old are you? Enough to know better.

Where are you from? I live in southeast USA.

Do you have a nickname? I don't have a nickname of which I'm aware, though some people might refer to me somehow behind my back.

How did you find this site? I discovered Palaver thru other sK fans.

I hope to enjoy the fellowship of other sK fans on this message board. See you around! :-)

Welcome!! This is a fun place. Good people, good times, and more information than you'll ever need regarding King and collecting.

The Long Walk, I always forget about that one, even though it was such a great read. I listened to the audiobook of it not to long ago which was very much enjoyable.

Girlystevedave
04-28-2017, 10:39 AM
Blunthead, I want to say Welcome! but you were already here. :lol:
Welcome back?

Also, Desperation is a badass book. :thumbsup: I've read it a few times.

blunthead
04-28-2017, 10:43 AM
Hi. I've been a Stephen King fan since the Fall of 2005. My favorite non-DT sK books are Desperation, Misery, The Long Walk, and others.

How did you discover the Dark Tower? I discovered The Dark Tower thru other fans.

Who is your favorite character? Roland is my favorite DT character.

What is your favorite book? My favorite DT book is Wolves of the Calla.

How old are you? Enough to know better.

Where are you from? I live in southeast USA.

Do you have a nickname? I don't have a nickname of which I'm aware, though some people might refer to me somehow behind my back.

How did you find this site? I discovered Palaver thru other sK fans.

I hope to enjoy the fellowship of other sK fans on this message board. See you around! :-)

Welcome!! This is a fun place. Good people, good times, and more information than you'll ever need regarding King and collecting.

The Long Walk, I always forget about that one, even though it was such a great read. I listened to the audiobook of it not to long ago which was very much enjoyable.

Thanx for the welcome, Jack. I'm looking forward to getting to know some fellow travelers here. :-)

blunthead
04-28-2017, 10:45 AM
Blunthead, I want to say Welcome! but you were already here. :lol:
Welcome back?

Also, Desperation is a badass book. :thumbsup: I've read it a few times.

Thanx for the welcome, Girly. It's good to be here. I'm not exactly new but have decided this will be my home base for now. Looking forward to getting to know some fellow fans. :-)

Girlystevedave
04-28-2017, 10:47 AM
Blunthead, I want to say Welcome! but you were already here. :lol:
Welcome back?

Also, Desperation is a badass book. :thumbsup: I've read it a few times.

Thanx for the welcome, Girly. It's good to be here. I'm not exactly new but have decided this will be my home base for now. Looking forward to getting to know some fellow fans. :-)

Very cool. Settle in, Blunthead. :)

TravelinJack
04-28-2017, 10:49 AM
Blunthead, I want to say Welcome! but you were already here. :lol:
Welcome back?

This is true, I just noticed the Join Date as well. Must have come through a door, so he did.



Thanx for the welcome, Jack. I'm looking forward to getting to know some fellow travelers here. :-)

Be ye someone in disguise? Either way, have fun!

blunthead
04-28-2017, 11:08 AM
Blunthead, I want to say Welcome! but you were already here. :lol:
Welcome back?

This is true, I just noticed the Join Date as well. Must have come through a door, so he did.



Thanx for the welcome, Jack. I'm looking forward to getting to know some fellow travelers here. :-)

Be ye someone in disguise? Either way, have fun!

I'm not in disguise, I've just been busy elsewhere and recently decided those places were not for me. I need a place where people aren't here just to fight. Stephen King fans are good to make friends with.

Girlystevedave
04-28-2017, 11:41 AM
This is true, I just noticed the Join Date as well. Must have come through a door, so he did.




:lol: Must have!





I'm not in disguise, I've just been busy elsewhere and recently decided those places were not for me. I need a place where people aren't here just to fight. Stephen King fans are good to make friends with.

I really have always liked the laid back feel of this place. The fact that people around here aren't just looking to argue and bicker all the time is what's kept me coming back all this time.
Welcome back, man. :)

TravelinJack
04-28-2017, 11:52 AM
Yep, good people, little drama. So it seems at least. I haven't been here long enough to get into a scuffle though. I definitely see healthy disagreements that seem to get worked out just fine.

blunthead
04-28-2017, 11:54 AM
This is true, I just noticed the Join Date as well. Must have come through a door, so he did.




:lol: Must have!





I'm not in disguise, I've just been busy elsewhere and recently decided those places were not for me. I need a place where people aren't here just to fight. Stephen King fans are good to make friends with.

I really have always liked the laid back feel of this place. The fact that people around here aren't just looking to argue and bicker all the time is what's kept me coming back all this time.
Welcome back, man. :)

Thanx! :-)

blunthead
04-28-2017, 11:56 AM
Yep, good people, little drama. So it seems at least. I haven't been here long enough to get into a scuffle though. I definitely see healthy disagreements that seem to get worked out just fine.

I think I'll avoid the politics threads and probably any religion threads here in order to stay cool. Things get heated when it comes to deeply held beliefs.

TravelinJack
04-28-2017, 12:22 PM
Yep, good people, little drama. So it seems at least. I haven't been here long enough to get into a scuffle though. I definitely see healthy disagreements that seem to get worked out just fine.

I think I'll avoid the politics threads and probably any religion threads here in order to stay cool. Things get heated when it comes to deeply held beliefs.

Ain't that the truth. I steer clear of those threads as well.

zelig
04-28-2017, 12:26 PM
You might want to also stay clear of any Stephen King related threads as well. It can get pretty heated there too. Must be that deeply held beliefs thing. :smile:

blunthead
04-28-2017, 12:27 PM
Yep, good people, little drama. So it seems at least. I haven't been here long enough to get into a scuffle though. I definitely see healthy disagreements that seem to get worked out just fine.

I think I'll avoid the politics threads and probably any religion threads here in order to stay cool. Things get heated when it comes to deeply held beliefs.

Ain't that the truth. I steer clear of those threads as well.

Debating is healthy. Fighting is not. Too few people know the difference.

blunthead
04-28-2017, 12:28 PM
You might want to also stay clear of any Stephen King related threads as well. It can get pretty heated there too. Must be that deeply held beliefs thing. :smile:

Okay, I'll simply lurk. :-)

TravelinJack
04-28-2017, 12:29 PM
You might want to also stay clear of any Stephen King related threads as well. It can get pretty heated there too. Must be that deeply held beliefs thing. :smile:

Okay, I'll simply lurk. :-)

What'd you call me?

blunthead
04-28-2017, 12:31 PM
You might want to also stay clear of any Stephen King related threads as well. It can get pretty heated there too. Must be that deeply held beliefs thing. :smile:

Okay, I'll simply lurk. :-)

What'd you call me?

I didn't.

TravelinJack
04-28-2017, 12:32 PM
You might want to also stay clear of any Stephen King related threads as well. It can get pretty heated there too. Must be that deeply held beliefs thing. :smile:

Okay, I'll simply lurk. :-)

What'd you call me?

I didn't.

See, I try to pick a fight and it doesn't even work. Safe forum! :thumbsup:

blunthead
04-28-2017, 12:37 PM
You might want to also stay clear of any Stephen King related threads as well. It can get pretty heated there too. Must be that deeply held beliefs thing. :smile:

Okay, I'll simply lurk. :-)

What'd you call me?

I didn't.

See, I try to pick a fight and it doesn't even work. Safe forum! :thumbsup:

I'm glad. I don't wanna fight anymore. Peace. Love. I wanna place daisies in the muzzles of policemen. In their rifles, too. :-D

zelig
04-28-2017, 03:22 PM
You might want to also stay clear of any Stephen King related threads as well. It can get pretty heated there too. Must be that deeply held beliefs thing. :smile:

Okay, I'll simply lurk. :-)

What'd you call me?

I didn't.

See, I try to pick a fight and it doesn't even work. Safe forum! :thumbsup:

I'm glad. I don't wanna fight anymore. Peace. Love. I wanna place daisies in the muzzles of policemen. In their rifles, too. :-D

Amen to that.

Girlystevedave
04-29-2017, 05:04 AM
Yep, good people, little drama. So it seems at least. I haven't been here long enough to get into a scuffle though. I definitely see healthy disagreements that seem to get worked out just fine.

I think I'll avoid the politics threads and probably any religion threads here in order to stay cool. Things get heated when it comes to deeply held beliefs.

You should probably avoid the Greatest Movie Scene of All Time nomination thread. Some people take that stuff very seriously in there. :lol:

blunthead
04-29-2017, 05:10 AM
Yep, good people, little drama. So it seems at least. I haven't been here long enough to get into a scuffle though. I definitely see healthy disagreements that seem to get worked out just fine.

I think I'll avoid the politics threads and probably any religion threads here in order to stay cool. Things get heated when it comes to deeply held beliefs.

You should probably avoid the Greatest Movie Scene of All Time nomination thread. Some people take that stuff very seriously in there. :lol:

I can handle an amount of reasonable confrontation. :smile: Mostly, I don't like trolls, flamers, and just plain obnoxious, rude people.

Girlystevedave
04-29-2017, 05:18 AM
I can handle an amount of reasonable confrontation. :smile: Mostly, I don't like trolls, flamers, and just plain obnoxious, rude people.

Understood! :thumbsup:

Merlin1958
04-29-2017, 05:32 PM
Welcome all new comers!!!

Jon
05-06-2017, 07:22 PM
Yep, good people, little drama. So it seems at least. I haven't been here long enough to get into a scuffle though. I definitely see healthy disagreements that seem to get worked out just fine.

Good advice.

But it is a empirical fact that those who disagree with me are wrong and should be punished.


WELCOME everyone!!

MarkEllett
05-13-2017, 01:16 PM
Not sure if this could class as spoiler, purely theortetical but is linked to things people may not know

Hi everyone,

I have a thought I need opinion on. I was thinking about Engineer Bob, which linked to Bob Gray (Pennywise/Dandelo) (additional tangential to Dreamcatcher). Could IT be the Ageless Stranger? Occupies the same plane as Maturin

Edit: Apologies for the abruptness but I needed to let that run :)

TnTzDad
05-16-2017, 03:08 AM
Hello everyone! I'm a newbie, looking to enjoy equal enthusiasm about the best book series ever released.
https://publicdomainpictures.net/pictures/220000/nahled/dark-tower-series.jpg

blunthead
05-16-2017, 06:22 AM
Hello everyone! I'm a newbie, looking to enjoy equal enthusiasm about the best book series ever released.
https://publicdomainpictures.net/pictures/220000/nahled/dark-tower-series.jpg

Hi and welcome!

Brian861
05-16-2017, 06:37 AM
Welcome!

TnTzDad
05-16-2017, 03:55 PM
Hey, thanks! Just out of curiosity, but why can I not do anything on here? It seems that most of what should be basic permissions are restricted.

Merlin1958
05-16-2017, 03:58 PM
Hey, thanks! Just out of curiosity, but why can I not do anything on here? It seems that most of what should be basic permissions are restricted.

You need 5 post for all member rights.



WELCOME TO THE SITE!!!!!

TnTzDad
05-16-2017, 04:01 PM
Time to get busy then. :excited:

TravelinJack
05-16-2017, 05:42 PM
Hello everyone! I'm a newbie, looking to enjoy equal enthusiasm about the best book series ever released.
https://publicdomainpictures.net/pictures/220000/nahled/dark-tower-series.jpg

Welcome welcome welcome!

Girlystevedave
05-16-2017, 07:34 PM
Hello everyone! I'm a newbie, looking to enjoy equal enthusiasm about the best book series ever released.
https://publicdomainpictures.net/pictures/220000/nahled/dark-tower-series.jpg

Welcome! There are so many great threads to discuss the series. Explore! Post! Have fun.

pixiedark76
05-17-2017, 02:22 PM
Hi everybody. I was on here way back in 2012. I had to come back since THE DARK TOWER MOVIE IS FINALLY HERE! HELLLLL YEAH! :cool::thumbsup::rock:

Girlystevedave
05-17-2017, 04:47 PM
Welcome back! :)

Sai Sheb
05-18-2017, 12:01 AM
Welcome old and new....

oldwoman
05-19-2017, 02:07 AM
How did you discover the Dark Tower? Followed SK from his first novel - read the Gunslinger so early... lost track... resumed... IDK how many times I have taken this DT journey

Who is your favorite character? ONE? ONE only? ALL of them...

What is your favorite book? The Velveteen Rabbit

How old are you? mind your own beeswax, sonny

Where are you from? Beyond the black stump, Australia

do you have a nickname? Maggie

how did you find this site? DT Junkie

peripheral
05-19-2017, 03:31 AM
Welcome all newcomers, including fellow Aussie "oldwoman" ;)

Girlystevedave
05-19-2017, 05:27 AM
Welcome Welcome!

Brian861
05-19-2017, 05:51 AM
Welcome, Maggie!

TravelinJack
05-21-2017, 11:32 PM
How did you discover the Dark Tower? Followed SK from his first novel - read the Gunslinger so early... lost track... resumed... IDK how many times I have taken this DT journey

Who is your favorite character? ONE? ONE only? ALL of them...

What is your favorite book? The Velveteen Rabbit

How old are you? mind your own beeswax, sonny

Where are you from? Beyond the black stump, Australia

do you have a nickname? Maggie

how did you find this site? DT Junkie

Long days and pleasant nights.

Talisgirl19
05-24-2017, 01:51 PM
Long Days, peeps.
I read my first SK book at 13, Misery.
2 journeys to the tower, about 1/3 of the Marvels...but
as I am finishing a second read (after 15+years) of Insomnia,
I have recently acquired the rest of the Marvels currently available.
They are sitting untouched on a shelf untouched until I finish Insomnia.
And then I shall savor each one slowly...

I don't have a favorite character. They're people, and they fuck me up.

I'm from California, in my late 30's, nice to meetcha.

a.k.a. Drunkenmimes, Ecclectic LadyLand and found this place from a search result in regards to copyright and the KA symbol

fernandito
05-24-2017, 03:53 PM
Welcome, everyone!

Brian861
05-24-2017, 03:58 PM
Welcome, Talisgirl!

Girlystevedave
05-24-2017, 04:40 PM
I don't have a favorite character. They're people, and they fuck me up.



Well done there. :lol:

And welcome to the boards. It's always cool to see new members who have been long-time King fans. I hope you enjoy the site.

TravelinJack
05-24-2017, 05:27 PM
Welcome Talisgirl!

Talisgirl19
05-24-2017, 08:30 PM
Thankee Sai's

Br!an
05-26-2017, 04:25 AM
Welcome, all!

Talisgirl19
05-26-2017, 09:47 AM
Long Days, peeps.
I read my first SK book at 13, Misery.
2 journeys to the tower, about 1/3 of the Marvels...but
as I am finishing a second read (after 15+years) of Insomnia,
I have recently acquired the rest of the Marvels currently available.
They are sitting untouched on a shelf untouched until I finish Insomnia.
And then I shall savor each one slowly...

I don't have a favorite character. They're people, and they fuck me up.

I'm from California, in my late 30's, nice to meetcha.

a.k.a. Drunkenmimes, Ecclectic LadyLand and found this place from a search result in regards to copyright and the KA symbol

Okay so I just finished Insomnia, but realized at the end that I'd forgotten to read the dialogue with a Maine accent, so here goes round three.
:wink1:
Yeah right.
The re-read was because the first time was pre-DT

mae
05-26-2017, 09:52 AM
I read Insomnia before I knew anything about The Dark Tower and loved it. One of my favorites by King. Been meaning to re-read it since it's been so long but I just hate re-reading when I could be reading something new.

Girlystevedave
05-26-2017, 10:14 AM
The re-read was because the first time was pre-DT

I struggled to get through Insomnia my first time around (also pre-Dark Tower), so when I finished the Dark Tower series, I thought "I'll give it a go again and see if it resonates differently". I think I hated it more the second time. :lol:

Talisgirl19
05-26-2017, 10:35 AM
The re-read was because the first time was pre-DT

I struggled to get through Insomnia my first time around (also pre-Dark Tower), so when I finished the Dark Tower series, I thought "I'll give it a go again and see if it resonates differently". I think I hated it more the second time. :lol:

Sorry to hear that. I appreciated it more this time

Girlystevedave
05-26-2017, 10:48 AM
Yeah, I was pretty disappointed. It's a shame for there to be such a long King book in existence that I can't appreciate. :(

mae
05-26-2017, 10:52 AM
Blasphemy!

Girlystevedave
05-26-2017, 11:47 AM
:lol: I know!

Merlin1958
05-26-2017, 12:48 PM
Welcome!!!!!!!

stroppygoblin
05-26-2017, 04:11 PM
Yeah, I was pretty disappointed. It's a shame for there to be such a long King book in existence that I can't appreciate. :(

Outrageous! - How do you sleep at night? :evil:

Sai Sheb
05-28-2017, 11:38 PM
By making little children cry by the sounds of it!!!

Girlystevedave
05-30-2017, 07:45 AM
:lol:

Jon
06-04-2017, 08:28 AM
WELCOME FOLKS!!!!!

Ashane son of Talitha
06-12-2017, 09:32 AM
How did you discover the Dark Tower?
Girlfriend at the time was on her 3rd read and begged me to read it. Finished Gunslinger in 3 days and the rest is history. On my 3rd reading.

Who is your favorite character?
The age old question.. like being asked what your favorite family member is. I guess I'd have to say my Aunt Talitha or Oy

What is your favorite book?
Wizard and Glass

How old are you?
28

Where are you from?
King's Winter City

do you have a nickname?
Ashane

how did you find this site?
Googled on my North Central Positronics Laptop

Brian861
06-12-2017, 09:38 AM
Welcome, Ashane, son of Talitha, from the Winter City of King.

TravelinJack
06-12-2017, 10:39 AM
How did you discover the Dark Tower?
Girlfriend at the time was on her 3rd read and begged me to read it. Finished Gunslinger in 3 days and the rest is history. On my 3rd reading.

Who is your favorite character?
The age old question.. like being asked what your favorite family member is. I guess I'd have to say my Aunt Talitha or Oy

What is your favorite book?
Wizard and Glass

How old are you?
28

Where are you from?
King's Winter City

do you have a nickname?
Ashane

how did you find this site?
Googled on my North Central Positronics Laptop

Welcome - Let us know when your NCP laptop crashes. :thumbsup:

Br!an
06-12-2017, 01:10 PM
Welcome, Ashane.

Merlin1958
06-12-2017, 06:23 PM
Welcome!!!!!!

Girlystevedave
06-13-2017, 10:49 AM
Who is your favorite character?
The age old question.. like being asked what your favorite family member is.



I thought picking favorite family members was easy. :lol:

Welcome to the site!

ARMaher13
06-17-2017, 01:24 PM
How did I discover The Dark Tower?
- I've been a Stephen King fan for a while now and I am slowly but surely reading my way through all his books. Somewhere I read that he was most proud of/fond of the Dark Tower books so I figured I'd give them a try. There is also the movie coming out this August and I generally try to read the book before I see the movie.

Favorite Character?
- Roland

Favorite Dark Tower book?
- The Gunslinger (so far)

How old am I?
- 18

Where am I from?
-Central Illinois

Nicknames?
- Don't have any

How did I find this site?
- Browsing Stephenking.com, it was on a list of suggested additional sites.

Br!an
06-17-2017, 02:33 PM
Welcome!

Jon
06-17-2017, 06:03 PM
WELCOME FOLKS!!

Brian861
06-18-2017, 05:30 AM
Welcome!

OyVey
06-19-2017, 07:12 AM
Hi all...

Long time King fan (35+ years) but never read The Dark Tower cycle until recently. Finished book 7 today.

There's one little thing that's bugging me about something I read in book 7. I feel like I may have missed a previous detail, or perhaps the thing that's bugging me was explained in Insomnia (which I read, but so long ago and without frame of reference for DT).

The thing that's bugging me is when Roland and Susannah go down into Dandelo's basement and meet Patrick Danville for the first time, how did Roland know Patrick's name? "Is thee Patrick?" "Is thee Patrick Danville?" Other than the title of the chapter, I don't remember any other reference to Patrick by name before Roland asks him if he is Patrick Danville.

Wondering if someone here can help me figure out what I missed, or which site forum is the best to ask this kind of thing? I tried to Google this, but not finding anything. Makes me think I must've missed some reference to Patrick earlier in the book that I'm not remembering.

Thanks!

OyVey
06-19-2017, 08:15 AM
How did I discover The Dark Tower?
- I was very into SK in High School back in the 80's and tried The Gunslinger back then, but didn't get into it and quit about 1/3 of the way through. A friend of mine recently recommended the series and told me (as much as he loved the first one) that he thinks I would appreciate the rest of the series more than the initial book. I tried again and while I was able to appreciate book 1 enough to finish it, I did end up liking the second half of the book quite a bit. Once Roland stepped through that first door in The Drawing of the Three, I was hooked!

Favorite Character?
- Tough to say. Tied between Eddie Dean and Detta Walker.

Favorite Dark Tower book?
- The Drawing of the Three

How old am I?
- 48

Where am I from?
-Philly 'burbs

Nicknames?
- Remus

How did I find this site?
- Google Search looking for an answer to the question of how Roland knew Patrick Danville's name.

Br!an
06-19-2017, 09:05 AM
Hi all...

Long time King fan (35+ years) but never read The Dark Tower cycle until recently. Finished book 7 today.

There's one little thing that's bugging me about something I read in book 7. I feel like I may have missed a previous detail, or perhaps the thing that's bugging me was explained in Insomnia (which I read, but so long ago and without frame of reference for DT).

The thing that's bugging me is when Roland and Susannah go down into Dandelo's basement and meet Patrick Danville for the first time, how did Roland know Patrick's name? "Is thee Patrick?" "Is thee Patrick Danville?" Other than the title of the chapter, I don't remember any other reference to Patrick by name before Roland asks him if he is Patrick Danville.

Wondering if someone here can help me figure out what I missed, or which site forum is the best to ask this kind of thing? I tried to Google this, but not finding anything. Makes me think I must've missed some reference to Patrick earlier in the book that I'm not remembering.

Thanks!


Eleven
“First, the news from the folks in New Mexico,” Marian said when Roland had resumed his seat. “They have watched you as well as they can, and although what they saw Thunder-side was hazy at best, they believe that Eddie told Jake Chambers something—perhaps something of importance—not long before he died. Likely as he lay on the ground, and before he…I don’t know…”
“Before he slipped into twilight?” Roland suggested.
“Yes,” Nancy Deepneau agreed. “We think so. That is to say, they think so. Our version of the Breakers.”
Marian gave her a little frown that suggested this was a lady who did not appreciate being interrupted. Then she returned her attention to Roland. “Seeing things on this side is easier for our people, and several of them are quite sure—not positive but quite sure—that Jake may have passed this message on before he himself died.” She paused. “This woman you’re traveling with, Mrs. Tannenbaum—”
“Tassenbaum,” Roland corrected. He did it without thinking, because his mind was otherwise occupied. Furiously so.
“Tassenbaum,” Marian agreed. “She’s undoubtedly told you some of what Jake told her before he passed on, but there may be something else. Not a thing she’s holding back, but something she didn’t recognize as important. Will you ask her to go over what Jake said to her once more before you and she part company?”
“Yes,” Roland said, and of course he would, but he didn’t believe Jake had passed on Eddie’s message to Mrs. Tassenbaum. No, not to her. He realized that he’d hardly thought of Oy since they’d parked Irene’s car, but Oy had been with them, of course; would now be lying at Irene’s feet as she sat in the little park across the street, lying in the sun and waiting for him.
“All right,” she said. “That’s good. Let’s move on.”
Marian opened the wide center drawer of her desk. From it she brought out a padded envelope and a small wooden box. The envelope she handed to Nancy Deepneau. The box she placed on the desktop in front of her.
“This next is Nancy’s to tell,” she said. “And I’d just ask you to be brief, Nancy, because this man looks very anxious to be off.”
“Tell it,” Moses said, and thumped his cane.
Nancy glanced at him, then at Roland…or in the vicinity of him, anyway. Color was climbing in her cheeks, and she looked flustered. “Stephen King,” she said, then cleared her throat and said it again. From there she didn’t seem to know how to go on. Her color burned even deeper beneath her skin.
“Take a deep breath,” Roland said, “and hold it.”
She did as he told her.
“Now let it out.”
And this, too.
“Now tell me what you would, Nancy niece of Aaron.”
“Stephen King has written nearly forty books,” she said, and although the color remained in her cheeks (Roland supposed he would find out what it signified soon enough), her voice was calmer now. “An amazing number of them, even the very early ones, touch on the Dark Tower in one way or another. It’s as though it was always on his mind, from the very first.”
“You say what I know is true,” Roland told her, folding his hands, “I say thankya.”
This seemed to calm her even further. “Hence the Calvins,” she said. “Three men and two women of a scholarly bent who do nothing from eight in the morning until four in the afternoon but read the works of Stephen King.”
“They don’t just read them,” Marian said. “They cross-reference them by settings, by characters, by themes—such as they are—even by mention of popular brand-name products.”
“Part of their work is looking for references to people who live or did live in the Keystone World,” Nancy said. “Real people, in other words. And references to the Dark Tower, of course.” She handed him the padded envelope and Roland felt the corners of what could only be a book inside. “If King ever wrote a keystone book, Roland—outside the Dark Tower series itself, I mean—we think it must be this one.”
The flap of the envelope was held by a clasp. Roland looked askance at both Marian and Nancy. They nodded. The gunslinger opened the clasp and pulled out an extremely thick volume with a cover of red and white. There was no picture on it, only Stephen King’s name and a single word.
Red for the King, White for Arthur Eld, he thought. White over Red, thus Gan wills ever.
Or perhaps it was just a coincidence.
“What is this word?” Roland asked, tapping the title.
“Insomnia,” Nancy said. “It means—”
“I know what it means,” Roland said. “Why do you give me the book?”
“Because the story hinges on the Dark Tower,” Nancy said, “and because there’s a character in it named Ed Deepneau. He happens to be the villain of the piece.”
The villain of the piece, Roland thought. No wonder her color rose.
“Do you have anyone by that name in your family?” he asked her.
“Do you have anyone by that name in your family?” he asked her.
“We did,” she said. “In Bangor, which is the town King is writing about when he writes about Derry, as he does in this book. The real Ed Deepneau died in 1947, the year King was born. He was a bookkeeper, as inoffensive as milk and cookies. The one in Insomnia is a lunatic who falls under the power of the Crimson King. He attempts to turn an airplane into a bomb and crash it into a building, killing thousands of people.”
“Pray it never happens,” the old man said gloomily, looking out at the New York City skyline. “God knows it could.”
“In the story the plan fails,” Nancy said. “Although some people are killed, the main character in the book, an old man named Ralph Roberts, manages to keep the absolute worst from happening.”
Roland was looking intently at Aaron Deepnau’s grandniece. “The Crimson King is mentioned in here? By actual name?”
“Yes,” she said. “The Ed Deepneau in Bangor—the real Ed Deepneau—was a cousin of my father’s, four or five times removed. The Calvins could show you the family tree if you wanted, but there really isn’t much of a connection to Uncle Aaron’s part of it. We think King may have used the name in the book as a way of getting your attention—or ours—without even realizing what he was doing.”
“A message from his undermind,” the gunslinger mused.
Nancy brightened. “His subconscious, yes! Yes, that’s exactly what we think!”
It wasn’t exactly what Roland was thinking. The gunslinger had been recalling how he had hypnotized King in the year of 1977; how he had told him to listen for Ves’-Ka Gan, the Song of the Turtle. Had King’s undermind, the part of him that would never have stopped trying to obey the hypnotic command, put part of the Song of the Turtle in this book? A book the Servants of the King might have neglected because it wasn’t part of the “Dark Tower Cycle”? Roland thought that could be, and that the name Deepneau might indeed be a sigul. But—
“I can’t read this,” he said. “A word here and a word there, perhaps, but no more.”
“You can’t, but my girl can,” Moses Carver said. “My girl Odetta, that you call Susannah.”
Roland nodded slowly. And although he had already begun to have his doubts, his mind nevertheless cast up a brilliant image of the two of them sitting close by a fire—a large one, for the night was cold—with Oy between. In the rocks above them the wind howled bitter notes of winter, but they cared not, for their bellies were full, their bodies were warm, dressed in the skins of animals they had killed themselves, and they had a story to entertain them.
Stephen King’s story of insomnia.
“She’ll read it to you on the trail,” Moses said. “On your last trail, say God!”
Yes, Roland thought. One last story to hear, one last trail to follow. The one that leads to Can’-Ka No Rey, and the Dark Tower. Or it would be nice to think so.
Nancy said, “In the story, the Crimson King is using Ed Deepneau to kill one single child, a boy named Patrick Danville. Just before the attack, while Patrick and his mother are waiting for a woman to make a speech, the boy draws a picture, one that shows you, Roland, and the Crimson King, apparently imprisoned at the top of the Dark Tower.”
Roland started in his seat. “The top? Imprisoned at the top?”
“Easy,” Marian said. “Take it easy, Roland. The Calvins have been analyzing King’s work for years, every word and every reference, and everything they produce gets forwarded to the good-mind folken in New Mexico. Although these two groups have never seen each other, it would be perfectly correct to say that they work together.”
“Not that they’re always in agreement,” Nancy said.
“They sure aren’t!” Marian spoke in the exasperated tone of one who’s had to referee more than her share of squabbles. “But one thing that they are in agreement about is that King’s references to the Dark Tower are almost always masked, and sometimes mean nothing at all.”
Roland nodded. “He speaks of it because his undermind is always thinking of it, but sometimes he lapses into gibberish.”
“Yes,” Nancy said.
“But obviously you don’t think this entire book is a false trail, or you would not want to give it to me.”
“Indeed we do not,” Nancy said. “But that doesn’t mean the Crimson King is necessarily imprisoned at the top of the Tower. Although I suppose it might.”
Roland thought of his own belief that the Red King was locked out of the Tower, on a kind of balcony. Was it a genuine intuition, or just something he wanted to believe?
“In any case, we think you should watch for this Patrick Danville,” Marian said. “The consensus is that he’s a real person, but we haven’t been able to find any trace of him here. Perhaps you may find him in Thunderclap.”
“Or beyond it,” Moses put in.
Marian was nodding. “According to the story King tells in Insomnia—you’ll see for yourself—Patrick Danville dies as a young man. But that may not be true. Do you understand?”
“I’m not sure I do.”
“When you find Patrick Danville—or when he finds you—he may still be the child described in this book,” Nancy said, “or he could be as old as Uncle Mose.”
“Bad luck f’him if that be true!” said the old man, and chortled.
Roland lifted the book, stared at the red and white cover, traced the slightly raised letters that made a word he could not read. “Surely it’s just a story?”
“From the spring of 1970, when he typed the line The man in black fled across the desert and the gunslinger followed,” Marian Carver said, “very few of the things Stephen King wrote were ‘just stories.’ He may not believe that; we do.”
But years of dealing with the Crimson King may have left you with a way of jumping at shadows, do it please ya, Roland thought. Aloud he said, “If not stories, what?”
It was Moses Carver who answered. “We think maybe messages in bottles.” In the way he spoke this word—boh’uls, almost—Roland heard a heartbreaking echo of Susannah, and suddenly wanted to see her and know she was all right. This desire was so strong it left a bitter taste on his tongue.
“—that great sea.”
“Beg your pardon,” the gunslinger said. “I was wool-gathering.”
“I said we believe that Stephen King’s cast his bottles upon that great sea. The one we call the Prim. In hopes that they’ll reach you, and the messages inside will make it possible for you and my Odetta to gain your goal.”
“Which brings us to our final gifts,” Marian said. “Our true gifts. First…” She handed him the box.
It opened on a hinge. Roland placed his left hand splayed over the top, meaning to swing it back, then paused and studied his interlocutors. They were looking at him with hope and suspenseful interest, an expression that made him uneasy. A mad (but surprisingly persuasive) idea came to him: that these were in truth agents of the Crimson King, and when he opened the box, the last thing he’d see would be a primed sneetch, counting down the last few clicks to red zero. And the last sound he’d hear before the world blew up around him would be their mad laughter and a cry of Hile the Red King! It wasn’t impossible, either, but a point came where one had to trust, because the alternative was madness.
If ka will say so, let it be so, he thought, and opened the box.

OyVey
06-19-2017, 09:22 AM
Thanks Br!an! I knew it must've been somewhere earlier in the book, that I failed to remember. Much appreciated!

Brian861
06-20-2017, 05:13 AM
Welcome, Remus!

OyVey
06-20-2017, 05:20 AM
Welcome, Remus!

Thanks!

mariemarieuk
07-05-2017, 08:18 AM
Hello!...blimey...I thought no-one had posted here for 10 yrs when I first looked. Don't forums usually have the latest posts first?...under the sticky? Still, I found it in the end.

Another long time fan of Mr King, from way back (70's), although only recently forayed into the Dark Tower and read all the books in about a month (actually I'm just waiting for Vol 7...can't wait!)
Favourite character?...mmm Roland....and Oy!
Favourite book? Hard to say yet. Possibly Wolves so far.
I'm 60
I live in Bristol, UK
To find you? I hunted you down on the world wide wagga
Nickname?... Trouble mostly.

Girlystevedave
07-05-2017, 10:34 AM
Welcome to the site, Marieuk!

andyg75
07-05-2017, 11:34 AM
Hello!...blimey...I thought no-one had posted here for 10 yrs when I first looked. Don't forums usually have the latest posts first?...under the sticky? Still, I found it in the end.

Another long time fan of Mr King, from way back (70's), although only recently forayed into the Dark Tower and read all the books in about a month (actually I'm just waiting for Vol 7...can't wait!)
Favourite character?...mmm Roland....and Oy!
Favourite book? Hard to say yet. Possibly Wolves so far.
I'm 60
I live in Bristol, UK
To find you? I hunted you down on the world wide wagga
Nickname?... Trouble mostly.

Welcome from a fellow U.K. Collector

Brian861
07-05-2017, 11:48 AM
Welcome!

Merlin1958
07-05-2017, 05:17 PM
Welcome!!!

Sai Sheb
07-06-2017, 01:58 AM
Nice to have you all here...

alinda
07-08-2017, 06:10 AM
Hello, welcome all.

Merlin1958
07-09-2017, 02:53 PM
You know, just thinking out loud here, but there should be a new rule for this thread for posting "Welcome's for new comers. Here's what I propose.

A. You should have at least 10,000 posts......
B. You should have a "Scrolling Title" of some kind.
C. Use "LOL A LOT!!!! lol
D. Annoyed, El Jefe at least once.
E. Participated in the "Annual Grand Prize Giveaway" at least once over the years.
F. Miffed at least 3 regular members with a post and..................
G. You should have been banned and reinstated at least once (personal favorite) LOL

What do you guys think?


LOL I hope you all realize I am just kidding!!!! LOL Again, WELCOME ALL NEW COMERS!!!! Great place to be where we can all kid around with one another!!!! lol
Enjoy the site!!!! There are no others like it!!!!

Randall Flagg
07-09-2017, 03:02 PM
The requirements are too difficult.
10 years the site has been here, over 1,000,000 posts and you are the only member who was able to do it.
Kinda like the 4 minute mile. You are the first to eclipse that and the 3 minute mile is unreachable (for now).
To ask that of others would be unfair; particularly new members.

Merlin1958
07-09-2017, 03:08 PM
The requirements are too difficult.
10 years the site has been here, over 1,000,000 posts and you are the only member who was able to do it.
Kinda like the 4 minute mile. You are the first to eclipse that and the 3 minute mile is unreachable (for now).
To ask that of others would be unfair; particularly new members.

I was only joking. After a second thought, maybe this would be better off in the "Random Thoughts" thread. Just looking for a smile was all I was attemting. I'd copy, delete and paste it over there, which I came back to do, but now it seems it would require your immeasurable talents, El Jefe. Sorry!!!

Randall Flagg
07-09-2017, 04:08 PM
The requirements are too difficult.
10 years the site has been here, over 1,000,000 posts and you are the only member who was able to do it.
Kinda like the 4 minute mile. You are the first to eclipse that and the 3 minute mile is unreachable (for now).
To ask that of others would be unfair; particularly new members.

I was only joking. After a second thought, maybe this would be better off in the "Random Thoughts" thread. Just looking for a smile was all I was attemting. I'd copy, delete and paste it over there, which I came back to do, but now it seems it would require your immeasurable talents, El Jefe. Sorry!!!

I like it here. Shows new members there is a sense of humor here, and that of course as a new person they can only hope to achieve your level of accomplishmentinserts emoticon so that people understand a gag:wink:

Merlin1958
07-09-2017, 04:22 PM
The requirements are too difficult.
10 years the site has been here, over 1,000,000 posts and you are the only member who was able to do it.
Kinda like the 4 minute mile. You are the first to eclipse that and the 3 minute mile is unreachable (for now).
To ask that of others would be unfair; particularly new members.

I was only joking. After a second thought, maybe this would be better off in the "Random Thoughts" thread. Just looking for a smile was all I was attemting. I'd copy, delete and paste it over there, which I came back to do, but now it seems it would require your immeasurable talents, El Jefe. Sorry!!!

I like it here. Shows new members there is a sense of humor here, and that of course as a new person they can only hope to achieve your level of accomplishmentinserts emoticon so that people understand a gag:wink:


That was my intent. Great place to be involved with folks!!!! Have a look around!!!!

HONKYTONKSMASH
07-09-2017, 07:28 PM
Welcome everyone!


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Jon
07-10-2017, 06:28 AM
WELCOME ALL!!!


(Did someone say something about a gag?)


http://i973.photobucket.com/albums/ae214/denny111/ball%20gag.jpg

mae
07-10-2017, 01:07 PM
You definitely saw that in a porn once, Jon.

SpyGuy
07-10-2017, 01:55 PM
You know, just thinking out loud here, but there should be a new rule for this thread. Here's what I propose.

A. You should have at least 10,000 posts......
B. You should have a "Scrolling Title" of some kind.
C. Use "LOL A LOT!!!! lol
D. Annoyed, El Jefe at least once.
E. Participated in the "Annual Grand Prize Giveaway" at least once over the years.
F. Miffed at least 3 regular members with a post and..................
G. You should have been banned and reinstated at least once (personal favorite) LOL

What do you guys think?


LOL I hope you all realize I am just kidding!!!! LOL Again, WELCOME ALL NEW COMERS!!!! Great place to be where we can all kid around with one another!!!! lol
Enjoy the site!!!! There are no others like it!!!!

Well, sounds like some pretty high standards to live up (or down) to, but whatthehell, I'll give 'er a shot. Been a while since I been kicked out of a group, but annoying El Jefe and the other members a time or two will be as easy as falling off a log. LOL

-hitches up my gun belts and spins each cylinder to make sure I'm all up and loaded for bear (no offense meant to the bear here, say sorry!), then drops each sixgun back into my holsters-

-flips out a piece and puts four rounds after the "1" on the "posts" line- Hmmm ... 10,000 posts ... that was easy. LOL :p



Hile, gunslingers, and may we be well met, say thankya. This here is SpyGuy from Tucson, AZ.

I recently finished all nine books of the Dark Tower series for the first time through, but had the original version of The Gunslinger almost since it was published. (Yes, nine. Both versions of The Gunslinger, DT 2-7, and 4.5.) For some dumb reason, I guess I just never went looking for the other books in the series until last year, when I saw everything sitting on a thrift store bookshelf. Needless to say, I went ahead and got them all, and spent much of the holidays reading more about Roland Deschain and his journey to the Dark Tower. On the subsequent reread, I started with the revised version. (Am I the only one who called Stephen King a sonofabitch at the end of the series? Had to laugh at myself for that one ...) In the weeks following, I started going through the rest of my SK collection, and began pulling out other works that were referenced by DT, as well as getting one or two of the other books (Bev's Road and his Companion book) to help me pick out a few more details along the way.

So, yes, another Tower junkie has joined the ranks. Long days and pleasant nights to y'all.

P.S. Oh yeah, I'm also on several Dark Tower groups on Facebook.

ladysai
07-10-2017, 02:42 PM
You definitely saw that in a porn once, Jon.

LOL!!! :lol:



Welcome, everyone! :rose:

Merlin1958
07-11-2017, 04:33 PM
That's the spirit, spyguy!!!! :thumbsup::thumbsup: All in good fun!!!



Welcome to the site!!!!!

Brian861
07-12-2017, 07:44 AM
Welcome, Spy!

Merlin1958
07-13-2017, 08:42 PM
The requirements are too difficult.
10 years the site has been here, over 1,000,000 posts and you are the only member who was able to do it.
Kinda like the 4 minute mile. You are the first to eclipse that and the 3 minute mile is unreachable (for now).
To ask that of others would be unfair; particularly new members.


WELCOME ALL!!!


(Did someone say something about a gag?)


http://i973.photobucket.com/albums/ae214/denny111/ball%20gag.jpg




You know, just thinking out loud here, but there should be a new rule for this thread. Here's what I propose.

A. You should have at least 10,000 posts......
B. You should have a "Scrolling Title" of some kind.
C. Use "LOL A LOT!!!! lol
D. Annoyed, El Jefe at least once.
E. Participated in the "Annual Grand Prize Giveaway" at least once over the years.
F. Miffed at least 3 regular members with a post and..................
G. You should have been banned and reinstated at least once (personal favorite) LOL

What do you guys think?


LOL I hope you all realize I am just kidding!!!! LOL Again, WELCOME ALL NEW COMERS!!!! Great place to be where we can all kid around with one another!!!! lol
Enjoy the site!!!! There are no others like it!!!!

Well, sounds like some pretty high standards to live up (or down) to, but whatthehell, I'll give 'er a shot. Been a while since I been kicked out of a group, but annoying El Jefe and the other members a time or two will be as easy as falling off a log. LOL

-hitches up my gun belts and spins each cylinder to make sure I'm all up and loaded for bear (no offense meant to the bear here, say sorry!), then drops each sixgun back into my holsters-

-flips out a piece and puts four rounds after the "1" on the "posts" line- Hmmm ... 10,000 posts ... that was easy. LOL :p



Hile, gunslingers, and may we be well met, say thankya. This here is SpyGuy from Tucson, AZ.

I recently finished all nine books of the Dark Tower series for the first time through, but had the original version of The Gunslinger almost since it was published. (Yes, nine. Both versions of The Gunslinger, DT 2-7, and 4.5.) For some dumb reason, I guess I just never went looking for the other books in the series until last year, when I saw everything sitting on a thrift store bookshelf. Needless to say, I went ahead and got them all, and spent much of the holidays reading more about Roland Deschain and his journey to the Dark Tower. On the subsequent reread, I started with the revised version. (Am I the only one who called Stephen King a sonofabitch at the end of the series? Had to laugh at myself for that one ...) In the weeks following, I started going through the rest of my SK collection, and began pulling out other works that were referenced by DT, as well as getting one or two of the other books (Bev's Road and his Companion book) to help me pick out a few more details along the way.

So, yes, another Tower junkie has joined the ranks. Long days and pleasant nights to y'all.

P.S. Oh yeah, I'm also on several Dark Tower groups on Facebook.


Just so we are clear, my initial post was a sort of "inside joke" aimed at established members and not any new comers. Furthermore, it was just a joke and therefore should not impede ANY newcomers from posting. In fact, we all encourage it. Join in the discussions and get the most you can out of this site. Not only is it a great collecting resource, but it is a great community as well!!!!

SpyGuy
07-13-2017, 08:51 PM
-puts another smoking bullet hole behind the number of my posts, pushing it up into the 100,000 range-

Merlin1958
07-13-2017, 08:54 PM
-puts another smoking bullet hole behind the number of my posts, pushing it up into the 100,000 range-


Oh, wise-ass, huh? I like that!!!!! Where you from if, you don't mind me asking.

SpyGuy
07-13-2017, 08:56 PM
Originally, my parents .....

Merlin1958
07-13-2017, 08:58 PM
Originally, my parents .....


lol Oh, a REAL wise - ass!!! lol I'm a New Yorker, born and bred. Nice to meet you.

SpyGuy
07-13-2017, 09:00 PM
Better to be a wise-ass than a dumbass, no?

Arizona on this end, but originally a California boy.

Merlin1958
07-13-2017, 09:03 PM
Better to be a wise-ass than a dumbass, no?

Arizona on this end, but originally a California boy.


Oh, I'm in AZ now. "Witness Protection". Chandler to be specific. Yes, better a wise-ass than a dumb-ass. Well met my friend!!!! Just don't let the Mob know where I am?

SpyGuy
07-13-2017, 09:09 PM
Aye, and long days and pleasant nights to you as well, amigo.

"Witness Protection"?? Hell, isn't that what comes out of the end of a gun? Besides, not too many Eye-talians down here in ol' Tucson ....

Merlin1958
07-13-2017, 09:17 PM
Aye, and long days and pleasant nights to you as well, amigo.

"Witness Protection"?? Hell, isn't that what comes out of the end of a gun? Besides, not too many Eye-talians down here in ol' Tucson ....

You'd be surprised. I'm of German descent. I did the books.

SpyGuy
07-13-2017, 09:24 PM
:) Irish here, but whatthehell, i'll tip one back with anyone.

You and me gonna get along just fine, Merlin

Merlin1958
07-13-2017, 09:27 PM
I'm sure we will and I look forward to it. In the meantime, this is not the thread for ongoing chit-chat. PM me or go to the "Random Thoughts" thread. El Jefe, will put an end to this in the morning!!! lol

Randall Flagg
07-14-2017, 08:06 AM
In the meantime, this is not the thread for ongoing chit-chat. PM me or go to the "Random Thoughts" thread. El Jefe, will put an end to this in the morning!!! lol
Good advice.

Miss_Wiggins
07-19-2017, 07:40 PM
How did you discover the Dark Tower?
errr....kind of awkward. My ex husband died, left my daughter all of his books, and I have been tasked with selling the ones we will not keep. He was a King fan so...

Who is your favorite character?
errr....kind of awkward...the only King book I have read is The girl who loved Tom Gordon. I'm a chicken.
So...the girl I guess?

What is your favorite book? In the collection here I would say Misery because WAIT! oh yeah suddenly I remember I have read that too and it's signed (not for sale cause it's special)

How old are you? really really old. Old enough that I can't remember what books I have read over the last 5 decades. There was another...kids in a town... an antique store...?

Where are you from? Georgia

do you have a nickname? Nope. Call me ET.

how did you find this site? Lord google!

Brian861
07-19-2017, 09:31 PM
Welcome!

John Lewis
07-22-2017, 05:07 AM
Hi-

I'm John Lewis and I'm glad I found this place.


How did you discover the Dark Tower?

High School Library

Who is your favorite character?

Dolores Claiborne

What is your favorite book?

It or Eyes of the Dragon

How old are you?

45

Where are you from?

Baton Rouge, La.

Do you have a nickname?

Phil

How did you find this site?

Google

John Lewis
07-22-2017, 05:23 AM
Uno...

John Lewis
07-22-2017, 05:24 AM
Dos...

John Lewis
07-22-2017, 05:24 AM
Tres...

John Lewis
07-22-2017, 05:25 AM
Full Member...Yay!

peripheral
07-22-2017, 06:47 AM
Welcome, newcomers... Settle in.

Big Sean
07-22-2017, 11:56 AM
Hi I'm Big Sean
Who is your favorite character? By far Roland is the baddest dude on the planet

What is your favorite book? Wizards and Glass

How old are you? 50+

Where are you from? Seattle WA

do you have a nickname? Many

how did you find this site? Internet

Brian861
07-22-2017, 01:30 PM
Welcome, Phil and Big Sean!

Hunchback Jack
07-23-2017, 12:01 AM
Hi, fellow Constant Readers!

I'm Hunchback Jack (Call me "Jack"). It actually feels weird introducing myself because I've been lurking here for so long I feel like part of this community already. In fact, I could swear I've registered here before, but I can't seem to find my account. If so, then hello, again.

I've been reading King ever since my high school teacher used a couple of short stories from Night Shift as part of his class materials, right alongside George Orwell, D H Lawrence and Graham Greene. This was back in the early '80s, when King was popular but perhaps not as highly regarded in literary circles as he is now. My teacher recognized his talent, and after a few enthusiastic lessons, so did I.

I can't say I've read everything King has written, but I've read all the easy-to-find novels, novellas and short story collections. I've also listened to many of his audiobooks; the ones narrated by King himself are particular favourites. I used to buy his books just to read; I've gradually started collecting some rarer editions, but my collection is very modest. I may post a few pics in the collection thread over the next week or two, for your enjoyment.

I used to post over in Bev Vincent's forum about a decade ago, so if I know some of you from there, well met again.

Long days and pleasant nights to all.

Jon
07-23-2017, 08:13 AM
Welcome Folks!

CaraLaughs
07-23-2017, 07:40 PM
Hile, fellow Constant Readers and Wordslingers! My name is Kara(yes, with a K, because one day, I will buy Cara Laughs and it's name will be changed to Kara of the Ka-tet Laughing <3 ) I am glad that I found this forum, and I hope to make many friends who share my love of the brilliant writing and connection we share with Sai King.

How did you discover the Dark Tower? I discovered the books when I was a child, and I read them voraciously when they came out, and now am excited for the movie sequel with Idris Elba as Roland reincarnated. As far as this forum, I found you all while searching for an event with Steve. There is a lot of what people would call coincidence between Steve's life and things that happened in my own life, so I am always looking for kindred spirits who understand why I love the works and words of our Dinh.

Who is your favorite character? So many to choose from~but within the realm of King books, Rose Madder has always stood out as a favorite of mine. I also love the Ka-tet of 19 and 99(obviously), and so many other characters that feel so real to me that I feel like I could know them~perhaps in a different world adjacent to this one, or in a reincarnation along The Dark Tower's many lines. I love Danny Torrance, Duddits, Carrie White, Lisey Landon, Mother Abagail, Clayton~Tom~Alice~Jordan~The Head, Bill and Holly(aka KARA because he knew he needed to make it with a K ;) ), John Coffey, Elvid(or the other names he makes up for the fictional devil), and of so many others in his different stories, novellas, articles, and other media.

What is your favorite book? From Stephen King~Rose Red is my top favorite, I have read it so many times that my copy is falling apart. If we are talking just amongst the Dark Tower series, then The Dark Tower~the last book~is my favorite because it brings the Ka-tet full circle, and then, just when you think you have everything, the bottom drops out again. The entire story line will go down in history as equal, if not surpassing the Tolkien books, and that is no small feat, truly. If you want to know outside of Stephen King, then my favorite book is Nightfall by Isaac Asimov. If you haven't read it, do. It's amazing.

How old are you? 38

Where are you from? New Hampsha

Do you have a nickname? No, but I welcome you to offer suggestions ;)

How did you find this site? Looking for other fellow Constant Readers, especially in my area, perhaps even meeting some for a book clubs or other things.

Thanks for having me, I look forward to many palavers with you all, and may we all be well met, if Gan and the White will it. <3

mae
07-24-2017, 02:43 AM
Welcome all, please post often!

Brian861
07-24-2017, 09:44 AM
Welcome!

Merlin1958
07-24-2017, 05:49 PM
Welcome, New Comers!!!!!!!!

JJCANNY
07-25-2017, 08:59 AM
Hello
How did you discover the Dark Tower?

I was at a book signing here in the UK for James Herbert - The Shrine 1983 , got chatting and told him I liked King , he mentioned The Dark Tower and advised I should get a copy ................

Who is your favorite character?

Jake

What is your favorite book?

DT1V

How old are you?

Very !!

Where are you from?

Manchester UK

do you have a nickname?

Canny

how did you find this site?

Various social media site references

Brian861
07-25-2017, 10:20 AM
Welcome, Canny!

HONKYTONKSMASH
07-25-2017, 02:07 PM
Welcome all:thumbsup:


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

picontin
07-26-2017, 09:40 AM
Welcome!

JJCANNY
07-26-2017, 09:59 AM
Thanks for the welcome !

amazinglostmc
07-26-2017, 10:38 AM
Hello-o-o, everybody!

Name's Art. I'm 21. Born on a dark and stormy night in the middle of December. It feels like everything from the start of my life had pushed me towards the weird-and-horror obsession, but I didn't actually caved to my inner voice until about two years ago. I remember that during countless hours inside the bookstores, Stephen King's books were pratically jumping on me from the shelves, but I was never interested. Well, how stupid I was... But things must happen when they must happen, I guess? And so everything has changed in the summer of 2015. It was the summer of the Dark Tower, and I don't even remember anything else about these months other than reading and re-reading the books. The books were on sale, and I thought: "Well, what the hell. Seven books that came out during a 20+ year span are a PERFECT introduction to an author". And they were, oh, they were...

Favorite character: Father Callahan. Favorite book is Wolves of Calla. Since I screwed up a little and didn't read 'Salem's Lot before the DT cycle, Callahan's life story was the highlight and still is one of my favorite character stories of all time. Not to say that Elton John's "Someone Saved My Life Tonight" has later played a large personal part in my life too.

How I found out about this site? Well, I had an idea about making some custom dust jackets for our local hardcovers, since they lacked them, and I stumbled upon this forum. They idea is long gone, but the site was still one of my favorites, and I regularly visited. I don't even know why I haven't signed up earlier, but now I'm here.

:drool: <- That's me when I go to "My Stephen King Collection" forum, and all the messages there have set me a goal for the future - to start and develop a little "original" Stephen King collection myself. It's just the right time, being tired of constant mistakes of our local editors and publishers (Can you believe that here in Russia we still have no full edition of Skeleton Crew availiable? One time it's no afterword, the other time it's no foreword... Not to mention constant errors, like when a translator thought that "the moose head over the fireplace" is actually "the mouse head over the fireplace" in Bag of Bones, and I kid you not, it was actually translated as "the mouse head". And there are a lot more...).
But for right now... I'm sure glad to be here.

mae
07-26-2017, 10:57 AM
Not to mention constant errors, like when a translator thought that "the moose head over the fireplace" is actually "the mouse head over the fireplace" in Bag of Bones, and I kid you not, it was actually translated as "the mouse head"

:biggrin1:

amazinglostmc
07-26-2017, 01:02 PM
Want some more? :) In Pet Sematary, when Gage gets run over by a truck, there was a line that sounded something like this: "...and the Snickers bars went flying out of his pocket". Sneakers, Snickers... Yeah.

Brian861
07-26-2017, 02:39 PM
Welcome, comrade!

Merlin1958
07-28-2017, 12:06 PM
Welcome, Guys & Gals!!!!!!!!

Sai Sheb
07-29-2017, 02:10 AM
Welcome to the party everyone, you bring the whiskey and I'll bring the coke

Jon
07-29-2017, 05:55 PM
Welcome to the party everyone, you bring the whiskey and I'll bring the coke


http://i973.photobucket.com/albums/ae214/denny111/Whiskey%20an%20coke.jpg


WELCOME ALL!!

Merlin1958
07-30-2017, 04:11 PM
Welcome to the party everyone, you bring the whiskey and I'll bring the coke


http://i973.photobucket.com/albums/ae214/denny111/Whiskey%20an%20coke.jpg


WELCOME ALL!!

Seems to me Jon, that you wake up every day glad that you are holding onto one blade of grass, and not falling off the face of the earth!!! lol lol lol

Jon
08-05-2017, 07:50 PM
Are you saying I'm a old dinosaur awaiting extinction? I'm too old..no longer relevant?

Why I ought to... WTF IS THIS?....

http://www.thedarktower.org/palaver/[IMG]http://i64.tinypic.com/33n7nsm.jpg
http://i64.tinypic.com/33n7nsm.jpg

Bethany
08-07-2017, 07:30 AM
*looks down shamefaced, kicking dirt*
Umm, hi? I'm Bethany.

Girlystevedave
08-07-2017, 07:50 AM
*looks down shamefaced, kicking dirt*
Umm, hi? I'm Bethany.

Well well, Bethany. Welcome to the site. How did you come across the site? Did you join on your own accord or did you lose a bet? :cyclops:

Bethany
08-07-2017, 08:56 AM
*looks down shamefaced, kicking dirt*
Umm, hi? I'm Bethany.

Well well, Bethany. Welcome to the site. How did you come across the site? Did you join on your own accord or did you lose a bet? :cyclops:

My innocence was taken advantage of by some unsavory hooligans in a bowling alley.

LankyMcAllister16
08-07-2017, 11:27 AM
How did I discover The Dark Tower?

Several members of my fiancÚ's family introduced me to it. Me and her aunt both love Stephen King and she asked me if I'd heard of The Dark Tower. She described it to me and as soon as she said the words "western" and "fantasy" I knew I would be hooked.

Who is my favorite character?

Randall Flag aka The Man in Black aka Walter O' Dim aka etc etc. I just love the unpredictability of this character. He's one of those villains who's a scene-stealer anytime he shows and you just love to hate him.

What is my favorite book?

I've only been through the series once but as of right now my favorite is The Drawing of the Three. Wolves of the Calla is a close second.

How old am I? 25.

Where am I from? Florence, Alabama

Do I have a nickname? Many, but my favorite one is the one you see. Lanky McAllister.

How did I find this site? I've just been looking for a place to discuss this series, so I just googled Dark Tower discussions and here I am.

Brian861
08-07-2017, 11:32 AM
Welcome, Lanky!

Bethany
08-07-2017, 11:43 AM
How did I discover The Dark Tower?

Several members of my fiancÚ's family introduced me to it. Me and her aunt both love Stephen King and she asked me if I'd heard of The Dark Tower. She described it to me and as soon as she said the words "western" and "fantasy" I knew I would be hooked.

Who is my favorite character?

Randall Flag aka The Man in Black aka Walter O' Dim aka etc etc. I just love the unpredictability of this character. He's one of those villains who's a scene-stealer anytime he shows and you just love to hate him.

What is my favorite book?

I've only been through the series once but as of right now my favorite is The Drawing of the Three. Wolves of the Calla is a close second.

How old am I? 25.

Where am I from? Florence, Alabama

Do I have a nickname? Many, but my favorite one is the one you see. Lanky McAllister.

How did I find this site? I've just been looking for a place to discuss this series, so I just googled Dark Tower discussions and here I am.

Alabama in the house! Welcome!

Girlystevedave
08-07-2017, 03:59 PM
*looks down shamefaced, kicking dirt*
Umm, hi? I'm Bethany.

Well well, Bethany. Welcome to the site. How did you come across the site? Did you join on your own accord or did you lose a bet? :cyclops:

My innocence was taken advantage of by some unsavory hooligans in a bowling alley.

:lol: The horror.

Sai Sheb
08-10-2017, 02:15 AM
You all all well met! Welcome...

Super yo
08-12-2017, 02:23 PM
How did you discover the Dark Tower?
Actually I discovered the Dark Tower by the trailer of the film. Once I heard the Gunslinger's creed something inside me said: You have to read it!

Who is your favorite character?
I'm pretty sure my favorite character is Roland Deschain. Since the beginning of The Gunslinger, this character was interesting to me. Where did he come from? Which are his goals? There were lots of questions about that mysterious guy. However, these are the same questions we could ask ourselves in every single story we read. That's why Roland wasn't my favorite until I read The Waste Lands, where King showed us that he wasn't just a heartless man but someone who could truly love too.

What is your favorite book?
The Waste Lands

How old are you?
19

Where are you from?
Zamora, Spain

do you have a nickname?
Not really

how did you find this site?
I was looking for a site where I could talk about the Dark Tower, and this was the first one I found. Moreover, I wanted an English forum because, on the one hand, it has more activity than any other Spanish forum and, on the second hand, I thought it could be a great opportunity to improve my writing.

ladysai
08-12-2017, 04:23 PM
Welcome!
You've found a great place to talk about The Dark Tower!

peripheral
08-12-2017, 04:30 PM
Welcome all newcomers!! You've found the best Stephen King site on the net - congratulations...