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  • Nova_CNova_C I have the need The need for speedRegistered User regular
    Living in the far north is pretty rad. In the summer you get 24 hours of light, in the winter you get amazing Aurora Borealis.

  • Zoku GojiraZoku Gojira Monster IslandRegistered User regular
    Gosling wrote: »
    Again: the entire book has words like that.

    Let me hit you with one complete sentence from the book. From page 195:

    "And in such essays as Reclus' 'Ouvrier, prends la machine!', with its loathing of artifice, suburbs and spiritual deracination, and medievalist longing, there was surely much for Morris to approve."

    Have fun.

    At least not as bad as reading Joyce. But still, oof.

    "Because things are the way they are, things will not stay the way they are." - Bertolt Brecht
  • AbdhyiusAbdhyius Registered User regular
    the northern lights are truly really fucking amazing.

    apropos: it is annoying how like, every single video of them are time-lapse. Clouds seem to move and shift and flicker in time lapse too!

    but the northern lights do that before your very eyes. It's a p big part of the magic.

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  • AbdhyiusAbdhyius Registered User regular
    the aurora I saw here a while back was different from the other times I've seen it. Fainter, since it's much farther south and well, in the middle of a city, but it was flitting across the sky with great speed. It was super cool.

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  • AbdhyiusAbdhyius Registered User regular
    when I saw that one, I spent 7 hours at night freezing my fucking ass off because I had locked myself out. The time before that was day 10 of an exercise and it was balls cold and I was so very, very, very sick of field rations and waking up in a slightly damp and cold sleeping bag every time.

    totally worth it both times. If I had to tent outside for a month I would consider it time well spent if I got to see the northern lights like they were that time in the army.

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  • BogartBogart Turn Around, Bright Eyes Registered User, Moderator mod
    Abdhyius wrote: »
    reading bad machinery again from the start - after reading scary go round again from the start this weekend - is a good way to start the day.

    Bad Machinery is getting a proper book release sometime soon from Oni press. I think he's revised some of the art and generally brushed things up.

    For me BM is head and shoulders above SGR in terms of writing, art and general polish.

  • AbdhyiusAbdhyius Registered User regular
    what I am saying is, somebody come with me to the far north of norway this winter. We'll look at the stars and wait for the northern lights.

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  • RMS OceanicRMS Oceanic Registered User regular
    Bogart wrote: »
    Abdhyius wrote: »
    reading bad machinery again from the start - after reading scary go round again from the start this weekend - is a good way to start the day.

    Bad Machinery is getting a proper book release sometime soon from Oni press. I think he's revised some of the art and generally brushed things up.

    For me BM is head and shoulders above SGR in terms of writing, art and general polish.

    Lottie's recent flashback gave me some mad feels.

  • AbdhyiusAbdhyius Registered User regular
    Bogart wrote: »
    Abdhyius wrote: »
    reading bad machinery again from the start - after reading scary go round again from the start this weekend - is a good way to start the day.

    Bad Machinery is getting a proper book release sometime soon from Oni press. I think he's revised some of the art and generally brushed things up.

    For me BM is head and shoulders above SGR in terms of writing, art and general polish.

    oh, yeah.

    Still though, SGR is wonderful.

    Such a strangely melancholy end.


    Melancholy which is mostly healed by reading on. Ryan and Amy are wonderful in BM. Also there's giant days! Which is no longer availible on-site.

    I would consider buying his comic books. It would be the first of the sort in my collection.


    Man Allison is just so good at characters.


    also:
    Sarkozy: "Monsieur Lovelace, do you know why I married Carla Bruni?"
    Lovelace: "Because she's physically flawless, wealthy and intellectual?"
    Sarkozy: "Non, non, non. If you write ze 2nd "r" very small, she is "Carla Bunny".

    I know, I know, it is like a dream."

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  • AbdhyiusAbdhyius Registered User regular
    Bogart wrote: »
    Abdhyius wrote: »
    reading bad machinery again from the start - after reading scary go round again from the start this weekend - is a good way to start the day.

    Bad Machinery is getting a proper book release sometime soon from Oni press. I think he's revised some of the art and generally brushed things up.

    For me BM is head and shoulders above SGR in terms of writing, art and general polish.

    Lottie's recent flashback gave me some mad feels.

    oh yeah. "don't you ever stop making noise." ooff below the belt and right in the emotion.

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  • AbdhyiusAbdhyius Registered User regular
    edited November 2012
    or well the main characters and their families were changed somewhat from their appearances in SGR.

    in BM I love them all. Although a bit of that... everyone are pretty lovable people thing was in there with shauna's bigger brother whose main skills was according to shauna, spitting and loitering but he was still charming.

    also: currently investigating if this character is a returning character or non. Will report back.

    preliminary findings:
    The typical train driver is a man called Mike, 41, who once bought a pirate dvd but threw it away on the way home from the pub.

    The typical coach driver is Trevor, 41, who killed a party of Cub Scouts with a freight train in 1995 and doesn't care anymore.

    Abdhyius on
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  • WinkyWinky rRegistered User regular
    I see that you are online, Abdhy, but The Quiet Year thread is feeling awfully quiet...

  • AbdhyiusAbdhyius Registered User regular
    Winky wrote: »
    I see that you are online, Abdhy, but The Quiet Year thread is feeling awfully quiet...

    well excuse me! He said tonight this morning!

    it is still "this morning!"

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  • BogartBogart Turn Around, Bright Eyes Registered User, Moderator mod
    The original ending of SGR was a lot more violent, but because of Jacko's spectacular death and subsequent unpleasantness regarding his probable crimes would have lent the story a somewhat sour note Allison changed things. Originally The Boy was going to be transformed into a terrible monster of some kind by Jacko (along with a couple of others, I think), then run amuck at the school disco, killing several. Eventually Esther reluctantly kills him. Everyone is sad. The end.

    I kinda prefer the revised ending, to be honest.

  • WinkyWinky rRegistered User regular
    Abdhyius wrote: »
    Winky wrote: »
    I see that you are online, Abdhy, but The Quiet Year thread is feeling awfully quiet...

    well excuse me! He said tonight this morning!

    it is still "this morning!"

    The man is on the opposite end of the Earth

    What did you expect?

  • AbdhyiusAbdhyius Registered User regular
    Bogart wrote: »
    The original ending of SGR was a lot more violent, but because of Jacko's spectacular death and subsequent unpleasantness regarding his probable crimes would have lent the story a somewhat sour note Allison changed things. Originally The Boy was going to be transformed into a terrible monster of some kind by Jacko (along with a couple of others, I think), then run amuck at the school disco, killing several. Eventually Esther reluctantly kills him. Everyone is sad. The end.

    I kinda prefer the revised ending, to be honest.

    oh he changed it?

    Thank the gods.

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  • WinkyWinky rRegistered User regular
    Man, Bad Machinery is absurdly charming.

    I need to actually read through it sometime; I usually get to just before something interesting starts to happen and then forget to keep reading.

  • AbdhyiusAbdhyius Registered User regular
    Winky wrote: »
    Man, Bad Machinery is absurdly charming.

    I need to actually read through it sometime; I usually get to just before something interesting starts to happen and then forget to keep reading.

    I would also recommend reading a bit of SGR. Maybe from around... chapter 30?

    http://scarygoround.com/sgr/


    also I'm posting suggestions for things in the thread!

    happy now?

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  • simonwolfsimonwolf i can feel a difference today, a differenceRegistered User regular
    hooray for the quiet year

  • TavTav Registered User regular
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    Jacobkosh
  • STATE OF THE ART ROBOTSTATE OF THE ART ROBOT Registered User regular
    What if you wanna hang the kids and shoot the family?

  • WinkyWinky rRegistered User regular
    I do not buy that the kids in Bad Machinery are 12.

    They will remain 14 in my mind

  • STATE OF THE ART ROBOTSTATE OF THE ART ROBOT Registered User regular
    I wonder if the mods still get PMs asking for the anime thread

  • WinkyWinky rRegistered User regular
    I wonder if the mods still get PMs asking for the anime thread

    I send one every 10 minutes.

    VariableSTATE OF THE ART ROBOTKana
  • RMS OceanicRMS Oceanic Registered User regular
    Aww, Secret Santa is smaller than last year. :(

    Stupid people-not-having-money. Thanks Obama.

  • DasUberEdwardDasUberEdward Registered User regular
    I just rediscovered something I hadn't read in years: The Metamorphosis of Prime Intellect

    NSFW, and also your sanity

    But a great sci-fi story

    @AresProphet

    well damn. it's now 5:40AM and I finished the story. reminds me of The Last Question in a good way.

    EchoAresProphet
  • STATE OF THE ART ROBOTSTATE OF THE ART ROBOT Registered User regular
    Aww, Secret Santa is smaller than last year. :(

    Stupid people-not-having-money. Thanks Obama.

    You mean Nobama right? Because of the whole not having cash thing

  • simonwolfsimonwolf i can feel a difference today, a differenceRegistered User regular
    I'm looking forward to the secession of the southern United States from the union

  • BobCescaBobCesca Registered User regular
    Aww, Secret Santa is smaller than last year. :(

    Stupid people-not-having-money. Thanks Obama.

    Really annoyed that I can't take part this year for the first time in like 5 years or something. Complete and utter lack of cash :(

  • STATE OF THE ART ROBOTSTATE OF THE ART ROBOT Registered User regular
    simonwolf wrote: »
    I'm looking forward to the secession of the southern United States from the union

    What if your headmate scedes from you?

  • HaphazardHaphazard Registered User regular
    Hello and good morning, [chat]!

  • EchoEcho ski-bap ba-dapModerator mod
    I just rediscovered something I hadn't read in years: The Metamorphosis of Prime Intellect

    NSFW, and also your sanity

    But a great sci-fi story

    @AresProphet

    well damn. it's now 5:40AM and I finished the story. reminds me of The Last Question in a good way.

    Oh hey, I should do my annual re-read some time soon.

    I hear he's working on a sequel. However that would work.

  • simonwolfsimonwolf i can feel a difference today, a differenceRegistered User regular
    simonwolf wrote: »
    I'm looking forward to the secession of the southern United States from the union

    What if your headmate scedes from you?

    How did you know that my factive headmate was Jefferson Davis

  • STATE OF THE ART ROBOTSTATE OF THE ART ROBOT Registered User regular
    simonwolf wrote: »
    simonwolf wrote: »
    I'm looking forward to the secession of the southern United States from the union

    What if your headmate scedes from you?

    How did you know that my factive headmate was Jefferson Davis

    I know things

  • DasUberEdwardDasUberEdward Registered User regular
    edited November 2012
    Echo wrote: »
    I just rediscovered something I hadn't read in years: The Metamorphosis of Prime Intellect

    NSFW, and also your sanity

    But a great sci-fi story

    @AresProphet

    well damn. it's now 5:40AM and I finished the story. reminds me of The Last Question in a good way.

    Oh hey, I should do my annual re-read some time soon.

    I hear he's working on a sequel. However that would work.

    I'm really glad I didn't stop reading after the first chapter looked like fan fiction.

    Actually just found this short story he did about a casino in the universe. http://www.kuro5hin.org/story/2003/5/17/212828/593

    DasUberEdward on
  • RMS OceanicRMS Oceanic Registered User regular
    Hey, if the USA rebuffs Puerto Rico's desires of Statehood, can Norn Iron join instead? You'll definitely get at least one Republican senator out of it.

    Kalkino
  • HaphazardHaphazard Registered User regular
    simonwolf wrote: »
    simonwolf wrote: »
    I'm looking forward to the secession of the southern United States from the union

    What if your headmate scedes from you?

    How did you know that my factive headmate was Jefferson Davis

    I know things

    You're the Layla Miller of robots.

  • simonwolfsimonwolf i can feel a difference today, a differenceRegistered User regular
    I really want to visit Ireland one of these days

    along with a lot of Europe, actually

  • RMS OceanicRMS Oceanic Registered User regular
    simonwolf wrote: »
    I really want to visit Ireland one of these days

    along with a lot of Europe, actually

    I recommend Krakow. Lovely city, especially in a Summer Evening.

  • simonwolfsimonwolf i can feel a difference today, a differenceRegistered User regular
    Aside from the time I spent in my half-homeland of England, I've only ever been to Italy

    This needs to be rectified before I am too old

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