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Monday, March 2nd, 2009
2:06 pm - New screencaps from the game...

... can be seen here.

current mood: content
current music: Peter Gabriel "With This Love"

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Monday, October 20th, 2008
10:36 pm - ART RECS - The Witcher Fan Art Contest on DeviantArt

Some time ago The Witcher Fan Art Contest took place on DeviantArt. You can browse all the submissions here.

current mood: excited
current music: The Witcher "Prepare for Battle!"

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Saturday, December 22nd, 2007
9:59 pm - Music from the game

Music from the soundtrack to the game "Witcher" from the last week's issue of "Gazeta Wyborcza". Beautiful, atmospheric arrangements for orchestra, male and female voices. Can't wait for my game! Bloody post-office!

1. Adam Skorupa - Dusk of a Northern Kingdom 4:33, 8,3 MB - my favourite :) makes me think about a castle in high, inaccessible mountains, first snow, after dark :)

2. Adam Skorupa - A Wolf's Demise 2:09, 3,9 MB

3. Paweł Błaszczak - River of Life 5:19, 9,7 MB

4. Silver Sword 1:31, 1,7 MB - this is only a fragment, but you can loop it and you'll have a background music without a noticeable break.

current mood: sleepy
current music: Nat King Cole "When I Fall In Love"

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Monday, September 10th, 2007
6:43 pm - Game trailer

I found another teaser to the soon to be released game The Witcher.

current mood: tired
current music: Edith Piaf "Je ne regrette rien"

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Wednesday, August 22nd, 2007
3:00 pm - ART REC: Angouleme, Cahir, Dandelion (Jaskier), Milva and Regis by ellaine

Witcher fanart is so rare. Just today I found some pictures on deviantart. All by ellaine. The artist's comments are spoilerish if you didn't read the whole saga yet.
Have a look.

Geralt's party - Cahir

Geralt's party - Milva

Geralt's party - Angouleme, Dandelion (Jaskier) and Regis

current mood: exhausted
current music: Placebo "My Sweet Prince"

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2:04 pm - BOOK REC: "The Last Wish" by Andrzej Sapkowski (Witcher saga I)

Title: The Last Wish
Author: Andrzej Sapkowski
Original title: Ostatnie życzenie
First Edition: Poland 1993, UK 07 June 2007
Genre: Fantasy
Publisher: Orion/Gollancz

This is the first book in the Witcher saga and was only recently released in English. One of my favourite series ever and I stumbled upon it in funny circumstances.

Everybody and their mother was talking about Witcher and Harry Potter at the time. I thought I would puke at another mention of them. I thought that I was well past fantasy books, as much as I enjoyed them earlier. One day on my way to work I noticed a strangely clad young man who was reading a book and was so engrossed in it that he stumbled on his way to the tram seat.

At first I thought that he was some metal fan but his outfit hinted at something medieval. Because I have a soft spot for books, Middle Ages and freaks who live their fantasies I wanted to check what piqued his attention to the point of not noticing his surroundings. When I came closer (OMG! She's stalking strangers!) I had a good view of the cover I already knew ('Oh, no! Not Witcher again!') AND the boy's gloves: they looked like ones the knights have been using. I smiled and I knew that I was defeated: I decided to read this damned saga.

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Um... quick question:
In Polish original the name is 'wiedźmin' and it's non-existent male counterpart word for 'wiedźma' which means 'hag' or 'witch'. Does 'witcher' suggest that it's a male rather than female? I mean I was always told that suffix '-er' constitutes profession or a maker, not gender.

current mood: enthralled
current music: PJ Harvey "C'mon Billy"

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1:43 pm - Game trailer

Here is the preview of the newest game trailer.

current mood: curious
current music: Editors "I buried the devil"

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12:40 pm - First post for modly purposes

This is the first post, in comments to which you can ask questions or make suggestions concerning [info]sapkowski_cafe.

current mood: content
current music: The Monkees "I'm a believer"

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