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  • LegbaLegba Registered User regular
    premium wrote: »
    Legba wrote: »
    One quirk I noticed, which we talked a little about, is how except for the first fight between Amram and Zelikman, most of the fights happen off-stage, which I think is an interesting divergence from the genre. You hardly expect Conan to arrive at the battle, throw himself into it, and then have Howard spend several passages describing the point of view of someone else somewhere else while Conan gets on with the fighting.

    Even the fight between Amram and Zelikman glosses over a fair bit and cuts over to the onlookers at points.
    I thought this was a good thing and really fit with the feel of the rest of the book.
    Also it probably would have been kinda gory if he went into as much detail on the fights as he did with some of the other elements of the story.

    That's true. I was surprised when he described how they had real cuts and such after the fight. I guess the setup was so well written that I didn't notice that he glossed over much of the actual fight.

  • ButtlordButtlord Fornicus Lord of Bondage and PainRegistered User regular
    Swill wrote: »
    Listen if you gonna recommend Tolkien inspired metal don't recommend blind guardian.

    Listen to summoning.

    don't listen to either

    just listen to Gwar's Beyond Hell because it' Gwar and Devin Townsend and it is like

    amazing

    i mean they beat the devil go home and smoke a bunch of crack cocane

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  • Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus ha ha just kidding I'm Frog ManRegistered User regular
  • DouglasDangerDouglasDanger Registered User regular
    edited April 2012
    My mom and dad bought me Lies Across America for my birthday. The author examines historic sites and monuments and attempts to show the real history of whatever happened there, rather than the misinformation, myths and propaganda. I find it fascinating, but it is a little "haha I will stick it to the man" some times, like it starting in Alaska and working its way south and east, because that it what the original immigrants did; but it is a very fascinating book and a very interesting aspect of history.

    I really want to get the author's books about school history textbooks, Lies My Teacher Told Me and Teaching What Really Happened

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  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Okay... This looks bad.Registered User regular
    Lies My Teacher Told Me was pretty cool

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  • ButtlordButtlord Fornicus Lord of Bondage and PainRegistered User regular
    amazon just got the hammett collection i want back in stock

    fuck you amazonnnnnnn

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  • DouglasDangerDouglasDanger Registered User regular
    Grey Ghost wrote: »
    Lies My Teacher Told Me was pretty cool

    i am seeing this is sort of genre of non fiction, which is sort of neat

    this book, at its illustration of the american legion spreading misinformation through monuments and whatnot, makes me really sad about all the people i know who are in the legion

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  • Blake TBlake T Registered User regular
    I didn't finish the book.

    I both liked it and disliked it for the same reason which was the writing style. I found it fun a detailed but I found often that I would be reading a long paragraph and my eyes would glaze over literally for half a sentence and it would invariably be the critical plot sentence and I would have no idea what was going on.

    This would constantly happen to me.

    Also I would name my axe one of two titles, the first name I would call my axe would be in the form of a question. This would be; May I axe you a question?

    The second would be Velociraptor, as she would be a cleaver girl.

  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Okay... This looks bad.Registered User regular
    Oh look at that, the new Dark Tower book has found its way onto my Kindle

    I do look forward to reading it

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  • ShortyShorty JUDGE BROSEF Registered User regular
    Grey Ghost wrote: »
    Lies My Teacher Told Me was pretty cool

    it's a great book and I want to say it should be required reading for anyone on a school board

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  • cabsycabsy oh it's a boat Registered User regular
    I enjoyed Gentlemen of the Road a lot but I can't say it was a particularly rib-sticking book or anything. I found it pretty hard to retain anything but a general sense of Adventure Things! once I was done with it. Unfortunately this is a problem I have with lots of books.

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  • ButtlordButtlord Fornicus Lord of Bondage and PainRegistered User regular
    edited April 2012
    Blake T wrote: »

    The second would be Velociraptor, as she would be a cleaver girl.

    boo-urns

    my LoA noir books should be here tomorrow. looking forward to rereading The Killer Inside Me

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  • DepressperadoDepressperado Registered User regular
    Buttlord wrote: »
    amazon just got the hammett collection i want back in stock

    fuck you amazonnnnnnn

    unngnhhhh I want that so bad

    getting the maltese falcon and the Thin Man (I have a box set of all those movies) and oh man Red Harvest

    and they had a big thing of his short stories

    welp going to the library tomorrow to borrow a bunch of detective stories

  • ButtlordButtlord Fornicus Lord of Bondage and PainRegistered User regular
    Buttlord wrote: »
    amazon just got the hammett collection i want back in stock

    fuck you amazonnnnnnn

    unngnhhhh I want that so bad

    getting the maltese falcon and the Thin Man (I have a box set of all those movies) and oh man Red Harvest

    and they had a big thing of his short stories

    welp going to the library tomorrow to borrow a bunch of detective stories

    the two library of america collections are Pretty Great

    the whole six book noir collection is great

    two books each for Hammett and Chandler that collect basically all of their shit

    and then the two miscellaneous novel collections

    shit like postman always rings twice, they shoot horses don't they, talented mr ripley, killer inside me, nightmare alley

    nightmare alley is PROBABLY my favorite of those

    i'm not a huge fan of Hammett's loneger stories, dain curse is shit by the end

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  • Blake TBlake T Registered User regular
    Or I could name my axe after the admiral in charge of the alliance fifth fleet.

    Admiral hatchet.

  • DepressperadoDepressperado Registered User regular
    I read a bunch of hammett stories, but most of the collection at my library was Chandler and oh my god

    I am so into that shit

    I've wanted to be a hardboiled motherfucker of a detective since I was like 9

  • ButtlordButtlord Fornicus Lord of Bondage and PainRegistered User regular
    I read a bunch of hammett stories, but most of the collection at my library was Chandler and oh my god

    I am so into that shit

    I've wanted to be a hardboiled motherfucker of a detective since I was like 9

    the two loa collections collect literally everything except the last marlowe one, the one he didn't finish

    just sayin

    loa owns y'all

    their lovecraft is really nice too

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  • StraightziStraightzi The rock, the vulture, and the chain All that the proud can feel of painRegistered User regular
    Blake T wrote: »
    I didn't finish the book.

    I both liked it and disliked it for the same reason which was the writing style. I found it fun a detailed but I found often that I would be reading a long paragraph and my eyes would glaze over literally for half a sentence and it would invariably be the critical plot sentence and I would have no idea what was going on.

    This would constantly happen to me.

    Also I would name my axe one of two titles, the first name I would call my axe would be in the form of a question. This would be; May I axe you a question?

    The second would be Velociraptor, as she would be a cleaver girl.

    My favorite battle axe name joke (acquired from a renaissance fair, of course) has always been to approach the really big tough looking guy who is clearly trying to look cool at the renaissance fair and go, "Hey! What're you doing with my ex-wife?"

  • Lost SalientLost Salient Z is for Zillah who drank too much ginRegistered User regular
    Blake T wrote: »
    I didn't finish the book.

    I both liked it and disliked it for the same reason which was the writing style. I found it fun a detailed but I found often that I would be reading a long paragraph and my eyes would glaze over literally for half a sentence and it would invariably be the critical plot sentence and I would have no idea what was going on.

    This would constantly happen to me.

    Also I would name my axe one of two titles, the first name I would call my axe would be in the form of a question. This would be; May I axe you a question?

    The second would be Velociraptor, as she would be a cleaver girl.

    Get off the staaaage

    I actually liked the bookvery much, and the lack of described action (that you would see in, say, Conan - yes okay all of my comparisons are to Conan shut up), but I also would say that for the first two or three chapters I was picking out moments where the word choice seemed clunky instead of fluid. I like Chabon's writing style a lot, but it seemed like either a) early on he was still figuring out what his Adventure Story voice was going to be or b) I was still trying to get into his voice so as to enjoy the story properly.

    Anyway that stopped bothering me after about the third chapter, but I also find that I really love wordy motherfuckers, so.

    Did you guys know that it was originally published as a serial in The New York Times Magazine?

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  • LegbaLegba Registered User regular
    Blake T wrote: »
    The second would be Velociraptor, as she would be a cleaver girl.

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  • Blake TBlake T Registered User regular
    At least my talents are appreciated by someone.

  • Blake TBlake T Registered User regular
    It's just, I'd hate it if my puns drove a wedge between us.

  • Blake TBlake T Registered User regular
    I'll just go and get some more puns that you'll like.

    Maybe I can buy some new ones at the maul.

  • Blake TBlake T Registered User regular
    On the other hand I'd hate to leave you guys alone when I split.

  • Lost SalientLost Salient Z is for Zillah who drank too much ginRegistered User regular
    edited April 2012
    I tried to get a handle on your humor, Blake, but I couldn't wrap my head around it

    In short, you have felled me

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  • Blake TBlake T Registered User regular
    edited April 2012
    I wood explain it to you Sandra, but I think it goes against the grain.

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  • DouglasDangerDouglasDanger Registered User regular
    Blake T wrote: »
    Or I could name my axe after the admiral in charge of the alliance fifth fleet.

    Admiral hatchet.

    Naming an axe "Admiral Hatchet" sort of goes against the grain, but you know, my nephew named his teddy bear "caterpillar."

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  • Dead LegendDead Legend Registered User regular
    huh

    tim o'brien is giving a reading of his stuff at the library at my university at 3:30 today

    sadly, i have other shit to do

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  • HellaJeffHellaJeff FAB FRESH RAIIINBOOWWWWWRegistered User regular
    Buttlord wrote: »
    I read a bunch of hammett stories, but most of the collection at my library was Chandler and oh my god

    I am so into that shit

    I've wanted to be a hardboiled motherfucker of a detective since I was like 9

    the two loa collections collect literally everything except the last marlowe one, the one he didn't finish

    just sayin

    loa owns y'all

    their lovecraft is really nice too

    I just got this from the library!

  • Lost SalientLost Salient Z is for Zillah who drank too much ginRegistered User regular
    Buttlord wrote: »
    I read a bunch of hammett stories, but most of the collection at my library was Chandler and oh my god

    I am so into that shit

    I've wanted to be a hardboiled motherfucker of a detective since I was like 9

    the two loa collections collect literally everything except the last marlowe one, the one he didn't finish

    just sayin

    loa owns y'all

    their lovecraft is really nice too

    My aunt works for them!

    This article is about two of her latest projects!

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  • ButtlordButtlord Fornicus Lord of Bondage and PainRegistered User regular
    Buttlord wrote: »
    I read a bunch of hammett stories, but most of the collection at my library was Chandler and oh my god

    I am so into that shit

    I've wanted to be a hardboiled motherfucker of a detective since I was like 9

    the two loa collections collect literally everything except the last marlowe one, the one he didn't finish

    just sayin

    loa owns y'all

    their lovecraft is really nice too

    My aunt works for them!

    This article is about two of her latest projects!

    i would murder for LoA to do full collections of Tarzan and the Barsoom books

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  • DislexicDislexic Registered User
    Since I've been gone, I started reading this book series. It's pretty badass.

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  • YaYaYaYa Rick and Morty forever and ever 100 years! a100timesRickandMorty.comRegistered User regular
    Dis give us a one sentence summary of that series

    oh wait Card likes it

    Dis give us a one sentence summary and another sentence that tells us why Card liking it shouldn't affect us liking it

  • DislexicDislexic Registered User
    YaYa wrote: »
    Dis give us a one sentence summary of that series

    oh wait Card likes it

    Dis give us a one sentence summary and another sentence that tells us why Card liking it shouldn't affect us liking it

    It has steam-powered robots.

    Who the hell is Card?

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  • ButtlordButtlord Fornicus Lord of Bondage and PainRegistered User regular
    Dislexic wrote: »
    YaYa wrote: »
    Dis give us a one sentence summary of that series

    oh wait Card likes it

    Dis give us a one sentence summary and another sentence that tells us why Card liking it shouldn't affect us liking it

    It has steam-powered robots.

    Who the hell is Card?

    going to assume orson scott card

    noted homophobic piece of shit

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  • YaYaYaYa Rick and Morty forever and ever 100 years! a100timesRickandMorty.comRegistered User regular
    dude who wrote Ender's Game

    huge asshole

  • ShortyShorty JUDGE BROSEF Registered User regular
    most recent piece of assholery by card: rewrote one of shakespeare's tragedies so that gay people were to blame for everything that went wrong

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  • AntimatterAntimatter if you want to talk to me look elsewhere.Registered User regular
    Shorty wrote: »
    most recent piece of assholery by card: rewrote one of shakespeare's tragedies so that gay people were to blame for everything that went wrong

    i saw the book in the children's section of my library

    found out after i stopped working there that it was homophobic


    FUCKING A

  • MorivethMoriveth Nobody suspects a thing... Registered User regular
    Orson Scott Card is such a prick.

  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Okay... This looks bad.Registered User regular
    Shorty wrote: »
    most recent piece of assholery by card: rewrote one of shakespeare's tragedies so that gay people were to blame for everything that went wrong

    Wait. What?

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