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Beach Bum
Joined: Dec 08 2010
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PostPosted: Feb 21 2012 12:26 am Reply with quote Back to top

Reading The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Technically I'm supposed to be reading poetry for class but poetry kinda blows, so I'm reading something interesting instead. I'm enjoying it so far, but since I just watched the movie I spend some of my time thinking "Movie changed that. Bastards."
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Title: owner of a lonely heart
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PostPosted: Feb 21 2012 12:27 am Reply with quote Back to top

kahlil gibran poetry is good. read "have mercy on me my soul"


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Beach Bum
Joined: Dec 08 2010
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PostPosted: Feb 21 2012 12:53 am Reply with quote Back to top

Poetry just doesn't interest me. Poets try to be all flowery and use big words to make themselves seem like they are these super geniuses. Poetry kind of reminds me of ambiguous Facebook posts. Try to make yourself seem deep and mysterious while everyone else is reading it thinking, "I wish this dickhead would fucking say what he means or cut the shit."
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Title: owner of a lonely heart
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PostPosted: Feb 21 2012 01:16 am Reply with quote Back to top

eh, i disagree, mostly cuz you are using a blanket argument. obviously, not all poetry is the same, but if its not your thing, then its not your thing


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@om*d
Title: Dorakyura
Joined: Jul 10 2010
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PostPosted: Feb 22 2012 12:44 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Currently reading Valis, by Philip K Dick.


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lordsathien
Title: Head of Lexian R&D
Joined: Oct 15 2005
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PostPosted: Feb 22 2012 10:06 pm Reply with quote Back to top

1811 Dictionary in the Vulgar Tongue, by Francis Grose. By means of Project Gutenberg

http://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/5402/pg5402.html

If you're curious, it contains such terms as:

BALUM RANCUM. A hop or dance, where the women are all prostitutes. N. B. The company dance in their birthday suits

CLOTH MARKET. He is just come from the cloth market, i.e. from between the sheets, he is just risen from bed.

HOB OR NOB. Will you hob or nob with me? a question formerly in fashion at polite tables, signifying a request or challenge to drink a glass of wine with the proposer: if the party challenged answered Nob, they were to chuse whether white or red. This foolish custom is said to have originated in the days of good queen Bess, thus: when great chimnies were in fashion, there was at each corner of the hearth, or grate, a small elevated projection, called the hob; and behind it a seat. In winter time the beer was placed on the hob to warm: and the cold beer was set on a small table, said to have been called the nob; so that the question, Will you have hob or nob? seems only to have meant, Will you have warm or cold beer? i.e. beer from the hob, or beer from the nob.

and

ODDS PLUT AND HER NAILS. A Welch oath, frequently mentioned in a jocular manner by persons, it is hoped, ignorant of its meaning; which is, By God's blood, and the nails with which he was nailed to the cross.
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aeonic
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PostPosted: Feb 26 2012 09:43 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Right now I'm slowly going through Danielewski's House of Leaves. I'm really, really enjoying it, but where the fuck is footnote 142?


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PostPosted: Mar 08 2012 05:23 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Currently reading Cradle, by Arthur C. Clarke and Gentry Lee.


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Lasher
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PostPosted: Mar 08 2012 11:06 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Right now about to start Rise of the Governor by Robert Kirkman and Jay Bonansinga


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Lasher
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PostPosted: Mar 15 2012 12:25 am Reply with quote Back to top

EDIT: Removed


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aeonic
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PostPosted: Mar 15 2012 12:43 am Reply with quote Back to top

Edit- removed as well


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Lasher
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PostPosted: Mar 15 2012 12:49 am Reply with quote Back to top

Cut and paste that in the Walking dead comics thread please aeonic? I fucked up and posted the wrong thread.


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aeonic
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PostPosted: Mar 15 2012 01:29 am Reply with quote Back to top

Lasher wrote:
Cut and paste that in the Walking dead comics thread please aeonic? I fucked up and posted the wrong thread.


Robble robble cheeseburger. You got it.


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PostPosted: Mar 22 2012 02:04 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Right now, I'm reading an issue of Retro Gamer and Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History Of Punk.


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Beach Bum
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PostPosted: Mar 22 2012 02:37 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I just finished Something Wicked This Way Comes for class. Didn't care much for it but I've never really been a fan of Bradbury's writing style.
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Black Zarak
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PostPosted: Apr 07 2012 03:08 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Almost done with Crossroads of Twilight, the tenth book of The Wheel of Time series. Which means I only have I think three books left. Which probably translates into roughly 4,000 pages...


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Title: owner of a lonely heart
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PostPosted: Apr 07 2012 04:47 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Black Zarak wrote:
Almost done with Crossroads of Twilight, the tenth book of The Wheel of Time series. Which means I only have I think three books left. Which probably translates into roughly 4,000 pages...

the last book is going to be published this year. so at least it will be fresh in your mind.

i still havent even started the penultimate book. its been sitting on my shelf for about a year now


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Black Zarak
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PostPosted: Apr 08 2012 04:02 am Reply with quote Back to top

The funny thing is, I've almost lapped my roommate in reading this series and he started reading them years ago whereas I've made it through ten of them in about two years.


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PostPosted: Apr 08 2012 06:11 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Lately I've been buying any good-condition Ravenloft books I find in secondhand stores. I read them all in high school and wanted to go through them again. I'm currently reading Mordenheim and am finding myself kind of annoyed at the author/editors. I don't mind that the characters have German sounding names, that precedent was set with Von Zarovich. What I do mind is the use of the German language in a fictional D&D world. The title character's home is called Schloss Mordenheim. (Which is German for castle). Also, the main character proclaims that monster he builds will be stronger than Hercules and faster than Hermes, Greek gods that aren't even part of the D&D deities.

Silly griping, I know, but just wanted to share.


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PostPosted: Apr 08 2012 06:17 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Story's of H.P.Lovecraft
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Etch
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PostPosted: Apr 14 2012 12:20 am Reply with quote Back to top

Just read Edgar Rice Burroughs' A Princess of Mars. It was a lot more enjoyable than I figured it would be; a real page-turner. A nice, fast read. Smile Now on to the sequels.


...and I'm wondering just how badly Disney botched the movie. Anybody watch it?


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PostPosted: Apr 14 2012 12:47 am Reply with quote Back to top

Etch wrote:
Just read Edgar Rice Burroughs' A Princess of Mars. It was a lot more enjoyable than I figured it would be; a real page-turner. A nice, fast read. Smile Now on to the sequels.


...and I'm wondering just how badly Disney botched the movie. Anybody watch it?

nope, but i downloaded the free books on my kindle app for my phone. so i'll probably read those soon


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Drew Linky
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PostPosted: Apr 14 2012 09:33 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Heidelin's Stranger in a Strange Land. Possibly the best science fiction book I've read so far... but I have yet to finish the Space Odyssey series. Can't wait to find the last two.


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PostPosted: Apr 14 2012 09:59 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Drew Linky wrote:
Heidelin's Stranger in a Strange Land. Possibly the best science fiction book I've read so far... but I have yet to finish the Space Odyssey series. Can't wait to find the last two.

Pretty sure you mean Heinlein, not Heidelin. Excellent book.


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PostPosted: Apr 15 2012 11:42 am Reply with quote Back to top

Drew Linky wrote:
Heidelin's Stranger in a Strange Land. Possibly the best science fiction book I've read so far... but I have yet to finish the Space Odyssey series. Can't wait to find the last two.


Hmmm... I guess you missed Ender's Game somewhere along the line. Still an excellent book though.


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