Penny Arcade - Comic - English Magic

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Videogaming-related online strip by Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins. Includes news and commentary.

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  • dennisdennis Registered User regular
    recommended this book to you fifteen years ago
    recommended this book to you fifteen years ago
    recommended this book to you fifteen years ago

    I expected I flashback...

    On the other hand, I like to think Tycho really did say "literarily."

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  • MercadeMercade Registered User regular
    Tycho’s face in panel 3

    Also, is he Tycho Two-Times?


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  • KalTorakKalTorak One way or another, they all end up in the Undercity.Registered User regular
    That is an excellent book.

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  • marsiliesmarsilies Registered User regular
    I found a cheap $1 copy of this book in hardcover, without a dust jacket, and took it on a week-long trip to Jamaica. I spent a week lounging on a beach reading about English magic. I left the book in Jamaica on their lender's library bookshelf.

    I really enjoyed it, but it is really long, and while I found it humorous, I think my wife found it a bit dry. It does do the subdued dry English humor a lot. However, both my wife and I really enjoyed the miniseries adaptation. Even as a miniseries, it's a bit condensed, but it is faster paced and still very faithful to the novel. I highly recommend it.
    https://www.justwatch.com/us/tv-show/jonathan-strange-and-mr-norrell

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  • marsiliesmarsilies Registered User regular
    dennis wrote: »
    On the other hand, I like to think Tycho really did say "literarily."
    Well, the hardcover came out in September 2004, so Tycho could've literally recommended the book 15 years ago, right when it came out. It seems to me a book Tycho would've ended up reading either right at release, or shortly thereafter.

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  • dennisdennis Registered User regular
    marsilies wrote: »
    dennis wrote: »
    On the other hand, I like to think Tycho really did say "literarily."
    Well, the hardcover came out in September 2004, so Tycho could've literally recommended the book 15 years ago, right when it came out. It seems to me a book Tycho would've ended up reading either right at release, or shortly thereafter.

    Just to be clear, panel 1 says

    literally
    literally
    literarily

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  • see317see317 Registered User regular
    dennis wrote: »
    marsilies wrote: »
    dennis wrote: »
    On the other hand, I like to think Tycho really did say "literarily."
    Well, the hardcover came out in September 2004, so Tycho could've literally recommended the book 15 years ago, right when it came out. It seems to me a book Tycho would've ended up reading either right at release, or shortly thereafter.

    Just to be clear, panel 1 says

    literally
    literally
    literarily

    Literally?

    Ringo wrote: »
    Well except what see317 said. That guy's always wrong.
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  • tastydonutstastydonuts Registered User regular
    see317 wrote: »
    dennis wrote: »
    marsilies wrote: »
    dennis wrote: »
    On the other hand, I like to think Tycho really did say "literarily."
    Well, the hardcover came out in September 2004, so Tycho could've literally recommended the book 15 years ago, right when it came out. It seems to me a book Tycho would've ended up reading either right at release, or shortly thereafter.

    Just to be clear, panel 1 says

    literally
    literally
    literarily

    Literally?

    no, litararily.

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  • dennisdennis Registered User regular
    see317 wrote: »
    dennis wrote: »
    marsilies wrote: »
    dennis wrote: »
    On the other hand, I like to think Tycho really did say "literarily."
    Well, the hardcover came out in September 2004, so Tycho could've literally recommended the book 15 years ago, right when it came out. It seems to me a book Tycho would've ended up reading either right at release, or shortly thereafter.

    Just to be clear, panel 1 says

    literally
    literally
    literarily

    Literally?

    no, litararily.

    Littorally.

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  • PreacherPreacher Registered User regular
    I liked the different way of spelling it, because I know when I'm using the word multiple times I pronounce it differently each time especially when I'm using it in annoyance.

    I would like some money because these are artisanal nuggets of wisdom philistine.

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  • zepherinzepherin Registered User regular
    Preacher wrote: »
    I liked the different way of spelling it, because I know when I'm using the word multiple times I pronounce it differently each time especially when I'm using it in annoyance.
    I took different context and words, like with the literally first means that he actually did it. The second is literarily which he was discussing literature. So he literally recommended a literary item to Gabe.

    That is the context I choose and cannot be persuaded otherwise.

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  • KalTorakKalTorak One way or another, they all end up in the Undercity.Registered User regular
    Tycho's favorite magical Harry Potter street is Litter Alley.

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  • dennisdennis Registered User regular
    And now they've fixed the echo. All those tychpos will be lost in time, like tiers in rain.

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  • LucascraftLucascraft Registered User regular
    Murdering a man on his deathbed is pretty rude.

  • TofystedethTofystedeth veni, veneri, vamoosi Registered User regular
    marsilies wrote: »
    I found a cheap $1 copy of this book in hardcover, without a dust jacket, and took it on a week-long trip to Jamaica. I spent a week lounging on a beach reading about English magic. I left the book in Jamaica on their lender's library bookshelf.

    I really enjoyed it, but it is really long, and while I found it humorous, I think my wife found it a bit dry. It does do the subdued dry English humor a lot. However, both my wife and I really enjoyed the miniseries adaptation. Even as a miniseries, it's a bit condensed, but it is faster paced and still very faithful to the novel. I highly recommend it.
    https://www.justwatch.com/us/tv-show/jonathan-strange-and-mr-norrell

    As I've said here in the past, it's a really good book that is too long by exactly the length of the middle section.

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  • V1mV1m Registered User regular
    That book is heroin sprinkled with crack for me. I love every word of it.

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  • MercadeMercade Registered User regular
    dennis wrote: »
    And now they've fixed the echo. All those tychpos will be lost in time, like tiers in rain.

    I see what you did there


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  • dennisdennis Registered User regular
    Sometimes I read books that make me annoyed at the author (rhymes with Shmina Schmieville). With this book, I was more annoyed at myself for not enjoying it like I thought I should. I was happy to be done, really.

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  • RingoRingo HE KEEPS REPEATING THE LINE I'M GONNA CRY BLEASE LET HIM LIVE YOU MADE ME WATCH SO MUCH KISSING IN THIS FILM LET INIGO LIVERegistered User regular
    marsilies wrote: »
    I found a cheap $1 copy of this book in hardcover, without a dust jacket, and took it on a week-long trip to Jamaica. I spent a week lounging on a beach reading about English magic. I left the book in Jamaica on their lender's library bookshelf.

    I really enjoyed it, but it is really long, and while I found it humorous, I think my wife found it a bit dry. It does do the subdued dry English humor a lot. However, both my wife and I really enjoyed the miniseries adaptation. Even as a miniseries, it's a bit condensed, but it is faster paced and still very faithful to the novel. I highly recommend it.
    https://www.justwatch.com/us/tv-show/jonathan-strange-and-mr-norrell

    As I've said here in the past, it's a really good book that is too long by exactly the length of the middle section.

    This is the only book I have forgotten I was reading while over halfway through the book. Just put it in my backpack one day and never thought about it again until I was cleaning out that backpack nine months later.

    I gave it to good will, unfinished

    Sterica wrote: »
    I know my last visit to my grandpa on his deathbed was to find out how the whole Nazi werewolf thing turned out.
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  • KalTorakKalTorak One way or another, they all end up in the Undercity.Registered User regular
    TBF I didn't get very fair the first time I tried to read it; the audiobook got me through (though some people are understandably annoyed by the footnotes).

  • Anon von ZilchAnon von Zilch Registered User regular
    This is certainly a mood, though for me it's anime recommendations.

  • AmanduhbAmanduhb Registered User new member
    >Sometimes I read books that make me annoyed at the author (rhymes with Shmina Schmieville).

    I actually have the same problem with that author. Multiple friends whose opinion I respect, and multiple authors whose opinion I respect, have gushed about China Mieville...but I've tried to read two Mieville novels, and gave up on both because I just plain did not care what was going to happen to the characters...which, to me, is a far greater sin than actually being a shit story by a shit author. At least when it's a bad story, you can MST3K it to yourself for your amusement, but when you're just plain bored? Yeesh.

  • TofystedethTofystedeth veni, veneri, vamoosi Registered User regular
    Ringo wrote: »
    marsilies wrote: »
    I found a cheap $1 copy of this book in hardcover, without a dust jacket, and took it on a week-long trip to Jamaica. I spent a week lounging on a beach reading about English magic. I left the book in Jamaica on their lender's library bookshelf.

    I really enjoyed it, but it is really long, and while I found it humorous, I think my wife found it a bit dry. It does do the subdued dry English humor a lot. However, both my wife and I really enjoyed the miniseries adaptation. Even as a miniseries, it's a bit condensed, but it is faster paced and still very faithful to the novel. I highly recommend it.
    https://www.justwatch.com/us/tv-show/jonathan-strange-and-mr-norrell

    As I've said here in the past, it's a really good book that is too long by exactly the length of the middle section.

    This is the only book I have forgotten I was reading while over halfway through the book. Just put it in my backpack one day and never thought about it again until I was cleaning out that backpack nine months later.

    I gave it to good will, unfinished

    I read the first bit over a day or two, then hit a brick wall in the middle and put it down for like a year. Then I picked it up again, slogged through the middle, and tore through the end.

    The TV version of it was actually pretty good, too.

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  • dennisdennis Registered User regular
    edited December 2019
    Amanduhb wrote: »
    >Sometimes I read books that make me annoyed at the author (rhymes with Shmina Schmieville).

    I actually have the same problem with that author. Multiple friends whose opinion I respect, and multiple authors whose opinion I respect, have gushed about China Mieville...but I've tried to read two Mieville novels, and gave up on both because I just plain did not care what was going to happen to the characters...which, to me, is a far greater sin than actually being a shit story by a shit author. At least when it's a bad story, you can MST3K it to yourself for your amusement, but when you're just plain bored? Yeesh.

    I couldn't even tell you about the characters or the story due to the prose style. I literally (literarily) stopped halfway through the first chapter and said aloud, "FUCK. YOU."

    Which is an incredible rarity (raritarily) for me. I've read all the (non-Brian Sherbert) Dune novels. Some of them I had to make several charges at before managing to maintain my grip long enough to climb over. And I never once got this angry at them. I felt it on a visceral level that surprised me.

    dennis on
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  • DarkewolfeDarkewolfe Registered User regular
    I read the book on my Honeymoon while traveling through Europe, which was just the best time to do so. I could never crack the tv series though, because I generally hate the pacing of television dialogue. I also can't see how they'd tackle the more fantastical elements toward the end in a way that I'd find satisfying.

    What is this I don't even.
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