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Postby Mad Willyum Bonney » Sun Mar 09, 2008 11:40 pm

Yup...he dood it ...
Remembering St. John
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Postby Detective TurtleHolmes » Mon Mar 10, 2008 1:38 am

thelastpirate wrote:
Zankou 2.0 wrote:
~NoodleDemon~ wrote:Is that a good thing, or a bad thing?


He get's annoyed when people talk intellectually, like my schoolmates, an most pople I know, actually. You decide if it's good or bad, I was just stating a fact.

Also, I concur. Emos suck.


Theyre annoying, but 'goths' are worse. Once youve tried to converse with one of them, emos seem normal. Do you have goths in [whatever country you live in]?

Emos are the worst. They're more whiny and take longer to kill themselves.
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Postby MPTrooper » Mon Mar 10, 2008 1:41 am

I wish my grass was emo. That way it would cut itself!

HAHA!

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Postby Moral Minority » Mon Mar 10, 2008 4:41 am

Think about it. Jesus couldn't wait to get nails in his hands.


Emo alert.

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Postby Detective TurtleHolmes » Mon Mar 10, 2008 5:49 am

MPTrooper wrote:I wish my grass was emo. That way it would cut itself!

HAHA!

That is one of the worst jokes I have ever heard in my entire life.
And I've heard it before.

Moral Monority wrote:Think about it. Jesus couldn't wait to get nails in his hands.

And he couldn't wait to get locked in that cave with the rock in front.

Sorry if this breaches some sort of rule, or offends anybody, but it just strikes me as humourous. If you don't want to be offended, read no further.



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Man: "Ookay then. I'll just be over here, talking to Matthew..."
Jesus: "Nobody understands me!"
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Postby Wawizzle » Fri Mar 14, 2008 12:11 pm

I just finished The End of Faith by Sam Harris last week

I'm interested in more books in the same vein as him. I've already read The God Delusion, God is not Great, and Letter to a Christian Nation.

I want to expand my atheist library.
“We are often hesitant to look at other faiths or to examine our own critically because we feel that, in doing so, we are being disloyal to our own deeply felt convictions. ... And yet our beliefs are not worth very much if they cannot stand up to any scrutiny.” -- James Livingston.

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Postby Pontius Pirate » Fri Mar 14, 2008 11:43 pm

Death in Venice by Thomas Mann
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Postby Capellini » Sat Mar 15, 2008 10:42 am

The Tale of the Body Thief by Anne Rice

This is now the second time while reading this series that I've gotten about 5 pages in, and just couldn't continue - put it down, picked it up again weeks later, and am now burning through it.

Has anyone else experienced that with her work? It's a weird thing.
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Postby lordpunkmonk » Sat Mar 15, 2008 1:49 pm

my mom loves that series and has tried on multiple acounts to make me read it
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Postby Capellini » Sat Mar 15, 2008 2:29 pm

lordpunkmonk wrote:my mom loves that series and has tried on multiple acounts to make me read it


They're good books. Rice's prose is very engaging, and the backstory is very rich and detailed. If the genre is just of no interest then you're not going to like them, but if you're a fan of gothic or dark fantasy, you may enjoy them.

I think my issue is that her characters are so complete that, just as sometimes you just can't handle a certain person because they're too annoying right now, I can't bother to read the story because the character's flaws are overwhelming.

As in, "Sorry Lestat, I just don't give a crap about you right now. Stop whining."
True terror lies in the futility of human existence.

Malcolm Reynolds is my co-pilot.

"The only freedom deserving the name, is that of pursuing our own good in our own way, so long as we do not attempt to deprive others of theirs, or impede their efforts to obtain it. Each is the proper guardian of his own health, whether bodily, or mental and spiritual. Mankind are greater gainers by suffering each other to live as seems good to themselves, than by compelling each to live as seems good to the rest." - John Stuart Mill

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Postby Detective TurtleHolmes » Sun Mar 16, 2008 6:09 am

Capellini wrote:
lordpunkmonk wrote:my mom loves that series and has tried on multiple acounts to make me read it


They're good books. Rice's prose is very engaging, and the backstory is very rich and detailed. If the genre is just of no interest then you're not going to like them, but if you're a fan of gothic or dark fantasy, you may enjoy them.

I think my issue is that her characters are so complete that, just as sometimes you just can't handle a certain person because they're too annoying right now, I can't bother to read the story because the character's flaws are overwhelming.

As in, "Sorry Lestat, I just don't give a crap about you right now. Stop whining."

I know what you mean. I haven't read Anne Rice, but it seems that I should. Sounds like a good series.
I reckon that it's a sign of a good author, making the reader really hate the character.
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Postby Zankou 2.0 » Sun Mar 16, 2008 2:07 pm

I've finished all five books in the Hitch Hiker's Guide trilogy, and it has left me with an entirely new perspective on, quite literally, Life, the Universe, and Everything.

Also, my head hurts.....severely.
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Postby Detective TurtleHolmes » Mon Mar 17, 2008 2:27 am

Reading the Devil May Cry manga. (Does that qualify?)
Hoping to go to Supanova in April.
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Postby Pontius Pirate » Mon Mar 17, 2008 2:54 am

I'm now reading The Wasteland and Other Poems by T.S. Eliot.
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Postby Moral Minority » Mon Mar 17, 2008 4:49 am

3 conversations, by Lomonosov (I hope I spelled that right).


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