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  • ElldrenElldren 3067-6294-6208Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Jacobkosh wrote: »
    Organichu wrote: »
    Jacobkosh wrote: »
    Organichu wrote: »
    i read books (almost exclusively) that are recommended to me or that i hear are good. i think this fashion accessory thing might be true of some people but isn't really some litmus test you can use.

    yeah but based on what you talk about you don't read fashionable books. like, game of thrones is popular but nobody reads it to look cool to girls.

    it's just how things are, man. people who are book lovers are different from people who aren't - just by necessity, because their lifestyle and decor will reflect their passion. it's like if gaming were really fashionable but people treated it like work, and you went into someone's house and the 360 was just sitting on a coffee table thirty feet away from the tv, not plugged in or anything - you probably would be skeptical if that homeowner was like "yeah I'm totally a gamer. I like the halocraft."

    i don't really read fashionable books, i read maybe 2 or 3 books a year, and i talk about pretty much all of 'em here

    i also don't consider myself especially intelligent

    i can see being a dude who is smart and who doesn't read much and going "ok, let me do some research and see what books are really good. i'll read those", and buying them

    at least if he's reading them

    my thing is, people actually buy them just to keep around on their shelves and not read. people would come into the bookstore and want to buy books by the foot. "yeah, I've got three, four feet on the mantel. Whaddaya think would look good up there?"

    I was like argh argh argh

    :rolleyes:

    My mum needs to get rid of some books though, storage has become a problem, and then there's the insects.

  • ElendilElendil Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    my favorite books are the grapes of wrath and atlas shrugged

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  • JamesJames Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    i buy books and dont read them

    but its not because i dont want to!

    it's because i have a backlog and im addicted to buying books >.<

  • visiblehowlvisiblehowl Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
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    Spoiler:

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  • ElldrenElldren 3067-6294-6208Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    poshniallo wrote: »
    I think I might have lost my job at that moment.

    'No! Get out! You're not allowed any books at all!'

    I didn't realize you were Dylan Moran

  • WashWash Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Elendil wrote: »
    my favorite books are the grapes of wrath and atlas shrugged

    I keep meaning to start Atlas Shrugged. I have a copy of it right behind me as I type. The Fountainhead was alright.

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  • VariableVariable Ted Hitler Stroke Me Lady FameRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Variable wrote: »
    Vari you should go buy a camera

    I own a camera

    me and my friend bought it some time back.

    are you filming stuff

    interesting stuff

    to put on the internet or more

    get into the swing of it, do something interesting

    Marble Hornets, The Guild, Clark and Michael

    Catfish, Blair Witch Project, Paranormal Activity, Clerks

    I filmed something my friend wrote but it was pretty awful. still I made clear to them I'd do whatever the hell they want and will give as much effort and input as possible.

    unfortunately I don't really have anything. we're tossing around the idea of a horror type movie but it's half a joke so I need to decide what the focus of it would be to actually develop it at all.

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  • OrganichuOrganichu Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    haha that's pretty funny

    i mean, i guess some people like that aesthetic

    i know dudes who throw a heavy bag in their garage-gym and they never use it, but it just feels how a garage ought to feel to them

    their money, i guess

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  • visiblehowlvisiblehowl Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Man, I forgot what a great group Moxy Fruvous is.

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  • JacobkoshJacobkosh Gamble a stamp. I can show you how to be a real man!Super Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited August 2010
    Elldren wrote: »
    Yeah but that hard drive is in the closet :(

    Also: Some books are for show, like the outdated hardcover atlas on my coffee table, or my mum's old leatherbound Portuguese-language editions of Poe and Bronte and Cervantes. Other books are for reading, like the Gibson novels on my bookshelf or the paperback legal thrillers that populate my mum's bedside table or the shelves of Star Wars and Warhammer 40K novels that my brother has.

    As an aficionado I understand buying books for show in the aesthetic sense. Sometimes I buy ones I have no idea about just because they are in gorgeous suede leather or have a Chip Kidd cover

    but you and your family's shelves still say something authentic about you, Elldren. You have some sexy editions of classics you may never read and maybe some other beat up paperbacks that you love to death. that stuff tells a tale of you as people, it doesn't just say "well these go nice with my this american life CDs."

  • OrganichuOrganichu Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Elendil wrote: »
    my favorite books are the grapes of wrath and atlas shrugged

    I keep meaning to start Atlas Shrugged. I have a copy of it right behind me as I type. The Fountainhead was alright.

    atlas shrugged is way worse

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  • JamesJames Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    like, someone will visit, and be like

    "oh, I've heard of this book/comic, how is it?"

    and I'll be like

    "i dont know! I haven't gotten to it yet, read it and find out!"

  • VariableVariable Ted Hitler Stroke Me Lady FameRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I am definitely someone who grants value to a shelf of media. beyond the obvious economic value and actually have the movies, I mean what it says about a person, or can say.

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  • WashWash Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Variable wrote: »
    Variable wrote: »
    Vari you should go buy a camera

    I own a camera

    me and my friend bought it some time back.

    are you filming stuff

    interesting stuff

    to put on the internet or more

    get into the swing of it, do something interesting

    Marble Hornets, The Guild, Clark and Michael

    Catfish, Blair Witch Project, Paranormal Activity, Clerks

    I filmed something my friend wrote but it was pretty awful. still I made clear to them I'd do whatever the hell they want and will give as much effort and input as possible.

    unfortunately I don't really have anything. we're tossing around the idea of a horror type movie but it's half a joke so I need to decide what the focus of it would be to actually develop it at all.

    this is still good. you have equipment and people to work with, and you sound like you're actively trying to work on new shit.

    good.

    good good good.

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  • PonyPony Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Organichu wrote: »
    yeah there are certain areas where if you stop at a red light people will just shamble casually into the street towards your car, by the bunch

    it's like a zombie movie

    i didn't know this was a thing that happened until i was outside scarborough with my brother

    he's driving and we stop at a light and there's just two grubby homeless dudes who start walking towards our car

    i am thinking what the hell is this they don't look like squeegee kids

    and my brother opens the door and goes nuclear on them, just screaming and getting all puffed up and shit like he's going to rip their heads off through their assholes

    they fuck off like a couple of raccoons you catch diggin' through your trash

    gets back in the car and i am like "jake what the fuck was that dude, i didn't wanna get in a fight with some fuckin' hobos tonight what is wrong with you"

    and he's like "bro they were going to fucking jack us, don't you know shit about anything, people who just walk towards your car like that, especially dirty shitstains like that, they're going to fucking jack you"

    i was like "that is bullshit" and dropped the subject

    then did some asking around later and found out that this is a thing that happens and that my brother's behavior, while possibly really stupid, probably saved us from having to deal with two bandits

  • JacobkoshJacobkosh Gamble a stamp. I can show you how to be a real man!Super Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited August 2010
    poshniallo wrote: »
    I think I might have lost my job at that moment.

    'No! Get out! You're not allowed any books at all!'

    My boss there was kind of an awful person, this horrible right-wing pseudointellectual who always tried to convince me of the error of my ways, but I did appreciate his somewhat withering contempt as he dealt with these people.

  • VariableVariable Ted Hitler Stroke Me Lady FameRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Variable wrote: »
    Variable wrote: »
    Vari you should go buy a camera

    I own a camera

    me and my friend bought it some time back.

    are you filming stuff

    interesting stuff

    to put on the internet or more

    get into the swing of it, do something interesting

    Marble Hornets, The Guild, Clark and Michael

    Catfish, Blair Witch Project, Paranormal Activity, Clerks

    I filmed something my friend wrote but it was pretty awful. still I made clear to them I'd do whatever the hell they want and will give as much effort and input as possible.

    unfortunately I don't really have anything. we're tossing around the idea of a horror type movie but it's half a joke so I need to decide what the focus of it would be to actually develop it at all.

    this is still good. you have equipment and people to work with, and you sound like you're actively trying to work on new shit.

    good.

    good good good.

    yeah I feel decent about it.

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  • OrganichuOrganichu Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Pony wrote: »
    Organichu wrote: »
    yeah there are certain areas where if you stop at a red light people will just shamble casually into the street towards your car, by the bunch

    it's like a zombie movie

    i didn't know this was a thing that happened until i was outside scarborough with my brother

    he's driving and we stop at a light and there's just two grubby homeless dudes who start walking towards our car

    i am thinking what the hell is this they don't look like squeegee kids

    and my brother opens the door and goes nuclear on them, just screaming and getting all puffed up and shit like he's going to rip their heads off through their assholes

    they fuck off like a couple of raccoons you catch diggin' through your trash

    gets back in the car and i am like "jake what the fuck was that dude, i didn't wanna get in a fight with some fuckin' hobos tonight what is wrong with you"

    and he's like "bro they were going to fucking jack us, don't you know shit about anything, people who just walk towards your car like that, especially dirty shitstains like that, they're going to fucking jack you"

    i was like "that is bullshit" and dropped the subject

    then did some asking around later and found out that this is a thing that happens and that my brother's behavior, while possibly really stupid, probably saved us from having to deal with two bandits

    man in my case

    i was like

    hey, uncle james, step on the gas

    and he's like what, no, it's red

    and i'm bigger and tougher and (he knows) more streetwise than him

    and i go

    THERE ARE TWO WOMEN IN THE CAR, STEP ON THE FUCKING GAS

    and he does

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  • visiblehowlvisiblehowl Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Ahahaha this comic edit is fucking genius.
    Spoiler:

    It plays so well on Gabe's expressions in the panels.

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  • PonyPony Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    i have a huge amount of old RPG books

    old D&D editions, Palladium books, bunch of RPGs i don't play anymore and never will

    i still have them, though

    for a while i kept them around purely to populate my bookshelf because i liked having a giant-ass bookshelf of rpg books

  • JacobkoshJacobkosh Gamble a stamp. I can show you how to be a real man!Super Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited August 2010
    Variable wrote: »
    I am definitely someone who grants value to a shelf of media. beyond the obvious economic value and actually have the movies, I mean what it says about a person, or can say.

    Exactly, yeah. I think they as objects are like maps of a life. I look at my shelves of books and dvds and think of who I was with when I watched something, or a great vacation where I found some book I'd been wanting for years, or whatever.

  • OrganichuOrganichu Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    i actually don't own any physical books or movies, really

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  • ElldrenElldren 3067-6294-6208Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Another fun fact about my mum's house: She doesn't have a coffee table book, she has a pile of books on the coffee table. She has the official guidebooks to like half the major galleries in Europe sitting in a mildly disheveled pile in the middle of the living room.

    It is the greatest thing, because people will actually look through them.

  • PonyPony Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    it would be a hoot to introduce some of you dudes to my brother

    he's like me, but younger, angrier, more irresponsible, still a drug dealer, and like six times more confrontational and aggressive

    even though he's my little brother there's times that hanging out with him feels like i'm hanging out with raoul duke

  • OrganichuOrganichu Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Pony wrote: »
    it would be a hoot to introduce some of you dudes to my brother

    he's like me, but younger, angrier, more irresponsible, still a drug dealer, and like six times more confrontational and aggressive

    even though he's my little brother there's times that hanging out with him feels like i'm hanging out with raoul duke

    my older brother is like this

    i think i understand why we get along, pony

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  • Dr Mario KartDr Mario Kart Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Did you ever tell the dude that being a drug dealer is probably not the best thing, and did it end in fisticuffs?

  • JacobkoshJacobkosh Gamble a stamp. I can show you how to be a real man!Super Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited August 2010
    Organichu wrote: »
    i actually don't own any physical books or movies, really

    it's not like a requirement

    also you don't really seem like a fully settled down dude

    I love my stuff but it would suck if I wasn't planning to live in this house in this town for a long time.

  • Dr Mario KartDr Mario Kart Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Organichu wrote: »
    my older brother is like this

    i think i understand why we get along, pony

    Is this the same one that uses all the slurs?

  • JamesJames Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Almost 1:30. Time for bed!

    Night, [chat].

  • LeitnerLeitner Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    So it looks like they're going to re-open the David Kelly inquest. Pretty happy about this as long as it's not another whitewash.

  • OrganichuOrganichu Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Organichu wrote: »
    my older brother is like this

    i think i understand why we get along, pony

    Is this the same one that uses all the slurs?

    that's my younger brother (and also my uncle)

    my younger brother is actually really small (5'1", maybe 105 lbs, 18 y/o) and he can't handle himself for shit

    my older brother (big dong guy) is the one who deals real drugs and has gotten me into too many fights and who can actually handle himself

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  • WashWash Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    vari I am happy for your progress and lack of stasis

    because stasis = death

    so here are some pictures of a pretty lady I can't show you because I am jailed

    also they are huge, beware
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  • OrganichuOrganichu Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Jacobkosh wrote: »
    Organichu wrote: »
    i actually don't own any physical books or movies, really

    it's not like a requirement

    also you don't really seem like a fully settled down dude

    I love my stuff but it would suck if I wasn't planning to live in this house in this town for a long time.

    true dat, i gave most of 'em away once it became clear that i'd have to move

    but i think even when i do get settled and i have an income i'll probably move into the e-world, get ebooks and like, a multimedia computer instead of physical media

    i'm kind of a minimalist type of guy

    except for maybe family pictures (and i don't even really like those) my ideal aparment probably would be very generic and out of a catalog of futuristic design

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  • JacobkoshJacobkosh Gamble a stamp. I can show you how to be a real man!Super Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited August 2010
    Elldren wrote: »
    Another fun fact about my mum's house: She doesn't have a coffee table book, she has a pile of books on the coffee table. She has the official guidebooks to like half the major galleries in Europe sitting in a mildly disheveled pile in the middle of the living room.

    It is the greatest thing, because people will actually look through them.

    :^: that is rad!

    my coffee table right now at 3:21am, Sunday, August 15th is rocking:

    - two volumes of The Year's Best Science Fiction edited by Gardner Dozois
    - a sketchpad
    - a chemistry textbook
    - the Mutants & Masterminds core rulebook
    - the Ghost in the Shell manga TPB (the original, from like 1994)
    - the D&D Eberron campaign guide
    - Asimov's Guide to the Bible, vol 1
    - two issues of Interzone, the UK science fiction magazine
    - last week's issue of the local hipster alternative weekly newspaper
    - Warhammer 40k: Codex: Imperial Guard
    - a Nine Inch Nails CD (probably Downward Spiral)
    - the DVD of Inside Man

  • ElldrenElldren 3067-6294-6208Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    My mum's house is just full of books

    thinking about it is pretty ridiculous

  • PonyPony Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Did you ever tell the dude that being a drug dealer is probably not the best thing, and did it end in fisticuffs?

    i have told him many, many times that being a drug dealer is not a smart life choice

    he's not even good at it

    he's constantly in the red because he smokes too much of his own product and shares too much shit with his friends and cheap brother who won't buy his own pot

    but when i bring this up to him he's like "listen construction is really slow right now and we both don't want me to go into collecting so this is what i do, okay, it's just till i get my mason's apprenticeship"

    he got accepted into the mason's union a week ago, let's see if the dealin' stops

    of course even if it does it won't change the fact that he lives with two other dealers, one of which works in a headshop

    so he'll still be in that environment even if he doesn't do it himself

  • Dr Mario KartDr Mario Kart Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    That reminds me, a friend of mine who is into jiu jitsu enjoys disrespecting krav maga on the grounds that proper martial arts have rules and also that they dont like to steal moves from other disciplines. And also about some claim that you can deal with multiple attackers being bogus, but that may have been a strawman.

  • JacobkoshJacobkosh Gamble a stamp. I can show you how to be a real man!Super Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited August 2010
    Vari, that is pretty awesome that you are moving forward like that.

    Fluffy, those are nice pictures of a pretty lady.

  • Dr Mario KartDr Mario Kart Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I used to know a fairly big time drug dealer, but he had to quit because the stress was giving him among other physical ailments, severe high blood pressure or something. He is now an upstanding member of the community

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