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    EddyEddy Gengar the Bittersweet Registered User regular
    Burnage wrote: »
    I miss having the mental energy to read for pleasure :(

    It's weird how sometimes I just don't have the energy to read stuff that's so good that someone decided it must be Published (so, in other words, Ready Player One) so instead I read chat, the gutter of all human thought

    "and the morning stars I have seen
    and the gengars who are guiding me" -- W.S. Merwin
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    Styrofoam SammichStyrofoam Sammich WANT. normal (not weird)Registered User regular
    I mostly prefer science fiction and fantasy which makes me feel pedestrian at times but I just want weird and novel and different. Life sucks enough without reading a novel about dust storms killing your Oklahoma farm or whatever.

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    ChanusChanus Harbinger of the Spicy Rooster Apocalypse The Flames of a Thousand Collapsed StarsRegistered User regular
    i just never know what to read

    there are literally billions of books and i'm like

    eh nothing sounds good

    Allegedly a voice of reason.
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    EddyEddy Gengar the Bittersweet Registered User regular
    I mostly prefer science fiction and fantasy which makes me feel pedestrian at times but I just want weird and novel and different. Life sucks enough without reading a novel about dust storms killing your Oklahoma farm or whatever.

    This is the same thing with anything I'm watching. I don't want anything that takes place in contemporary times. I want, at the very least, a period piece

    "and the morning stars I have seen
    and the gengars who are guiding me" -- W.S. Merwin
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    ChanusChanus Harbinger of the Spicy Rooster Apocalypse The Flames of a Thousand Collapsed StarsRegistered User regular
    also my experience is i really am not into reading a lot of the stuff that is regularly recommended here

    which is not a value judgment, just

    the track record is that the recommendations aren't for me

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    ElendilElendil Registered User regular
    surrealism and horror are the only two genres i respect

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    TuminTumin Registered User regular
    I like absurd short stories which is why I am hopelessly addicted to reading chat

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    IncenjucarIncenjucar VChatter Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    Short stories are good for the attention span issue. A lot of novels eat up a lot of pages with text that isn't really vital to the story.

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    EddyEddy Gengar the Bittersweet Registered User regular
    The world needs more sci-fi rom-com-drams

    "and the morning stars I have seen
    and the gengars who are guiding me" -- W.S. Merwin
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    skippydumptruckskippydumptruck begin again Registered User regular
    eddy my therapist sent me a rumi poem after our conversation yesterday

    ahhhh it's so cute of her 😭

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    ChanusChanus Harbinger of the Spicy Rooster Apocalypse The Flames of a Thousand Collapsed StarsRegistered User regular
    i liked Plainwater by Anne Carson, which I believe Eddy recommended

    end of list i think

    Allegedly a voice of reason.
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    EddyEddy Gengar the Bittersweet Registered User regular
    edited December 2020
    eddy my therapist sent me a rumi poem after our conversation yesterday

    ahhhh it's so cute of her 😭

    I hope you responded with an impenetrable block of rilke in the original german to show her that you aren't some milk & honey rupi kaur-ass, william carlos williams-ass, basic-ass noob

    Eddy on
    "and the morning stars I have seen
    and the gengars who are guiding me" -- W.S. Merwin
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    Sir LandsharkSir Landshark resting shark face Registered User regular
    books are good

    Please consider the environment before printing this post.
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    ChanusChanus Harbinger of the Spicy Rooster Apocalypse The Flames of a Thousand Collapsed StarsRegistered User regular
    edited December 2020
    Eddy wrote: »
    eddy my therapist sent me a rumi poem after our conversation yesterday

    ahhhh it's so cute of her 😭

    I hope you responded with an impenetrable block of rilke in the original german to show her that you aren't some milk & honey rupi kaur-ass, william carlos williams-ass, basic-ass noob

    i hope you responded with Footprints

    Chanus on
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    navgoosenavgoose Registered User regular
    edited December 2020
    Our dog may visit the bed, bug not when it is actually time to sleep. Rules apply to cat as well.


    Late post.

    navgoose on
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    skippydumptruckskippydumptruck begin again Registered User regular
    Chanus wrote: »
    i liked Plainwater by Anne Carson, which I believe Eddy recommended

    end of list i think

    *begrudgingly adds to To Read list*

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    skippydumptruckskippydumptruck begin again Registered User regular
    chanus my favorite books of the last 3 years (I think) were:
    _the overstory_ by richard powers
    _circe_ by madeline miller
    _a memory called empire_ by arkady martine

    you should read all of them and love them like I do

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    EddyEddy Gengar the Bittersweet Registered User regular
    I like Circe a whole lot

    "How do they bear it?"

    "As best as they can."

    😭😭😭

    "and the morning stars I have seen
    and the gengars who are guiding me" -- W.S. Merwin
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    SixSix Caches Tweets in the mainframe cyberhex Registered User regular
    Chat thread is about all the reading I can muster

    can you feel the struggle within?
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    ChanusChanus Harbinger of the Spicy Rooster Apocalypse The Flames of a Thousand Collapsed StarsRegistered User regular
    chanus my favorite books of the last 3 years (I think) were:
    _the overstory_ by richard powers
    _circe_ by madeline miller
    _a memory called empire_ by arkady martine

    you should read all of them and love them like I do

    okay i will

    Allegedly a voice of reason.
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    ChanusChanus Harbinger of the Spicy Rooster Apocalypse The Flames of a Thousand Collapsed StarsRegistered User regular
    i've just done the thing again where i go to make a wishlist for books on amazon so i remember things i want to read and i discover i've already made one

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    TavTav Irish Minister for DefenceRegistered User regular
    our post office has a system where you put in a special address and for a small fee, the parcel would be sent to the post office for collection rather than your home

    because of a Brexit issue, they're changing this system so instead of putting in the special address, you put in your own address and then you text them to say that you want it sent to the post office instead

    this seems like a much worse system

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    EddyEddy Gengar the Bittersweet Registered User regular
    When I inevitably go blind, whether from fate, prophecy, or moonshine, I want all my grouptexts and chat read to me by a troupe of actors, and I will join in the choruses

    "and the morning stars I have seen
    and the gengars who are guiding me" -- W.S. Merwin
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    EddyEddy Gengar the Bittersweet Registered User regular
    Eddy wrote: »
    I like Circe a whole lot

    "How do they bear it?"

    "As best as they can."

    😭😭😭

    I want to note here that I went to pick up my copy of Circe to confirm that this was accurate, and that passage was dog-eared, the jacket tucked to the page, and several dried tears had smudged the ink

    "and the morning stars I have seen
    and the gengars who are guiding me" -- W.S. Merwin
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    ElendilElendil Registered User regular
    Eddy wrote: »
    When I inevitably go blind, whether from fate, prophecy, or moonshine, I want all my grouptexts and chat read to me by a troupe of actors, and I will join in the choruses
    i shall be the antigone to your oedipus

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    Casual EddyCasual Eddy The Astral PlaneRegistered User regular
    I have found listening to books on audible to be much more appealing than reading in this dark time, plus it encourages me to go for a walk and listen

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    WinkyWinky rRegistered User regular
    Eating biscuits and gravy

    Southern food singlehandedly justifies the existence of the south

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    BrodyBrody The Watch The First ShoreRegistered User regular
    Is the chat playlist just songs we listened to in 2020?

    "I will write your name in the ruin of them. I will paint you across history in the color of their blood."

    The Monster Baru Cormorant - Seth Dickinson

    Steam: Korvalain
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    Styrofoam SammichStyrofoam Sammich WANT. normal (not weird)Registered User regular
    Brody wrote: »
    Is the chat playlist just songs we listened to in 2020?

    Top 100 from 2020

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    TavTav Irish Minister for DefenceRegistered User regular
    my new house doesn't have a doorbell and apparently my housemates miss deliveries all the time because couriers don't want to bother calling the phone number

    i am mad about this dumb change

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    EddyEddy Gengar the Bittersweet Registered User regular
    Tav wrote: »
    my new house doesn't have a doorbell and apparently my housemates miss deliveries all the time because couriers don't want to bother calling the phone number

    i am mad about this dumb change

    install a ring, or persist in the doomed world you have created

    "and the morning stars I have seen
    and the gengars who are guiding me" -- W.S. Merwin
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    TavTav Irish Minister for DefenceRegistered User regular
    i am sure circe is a good book but my ex RAVED about it so now, in my eyes, it is a bad book

    so is the way of the world

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    skippydumptruckskippydumptruck begin again Registered User regular
    me: *pulls down circe, begins looking up meaningful passage to share*
    em: dad I thought it was a fart but I just pooped my pants

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    Styrofoam SammichStyrofoam Sammich WANT. normal (not weird)Registered User regular
    Oscar Issac is playing Solid Snake

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    WinkyWinky rRegistered User regular
    Oscar Issac is playing Solid Snake

    Why am I so excited about this

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    NecoNeco Worthless Garbage Registered User regular
    Six wrote: »
    Chat thread is about all the reading I can muster

    You actually read chat?

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    Styrofoam SammichStyrofoam Sammich WANT. normal (not weird)Registered User regular
    Somehow, Venom Snake has returned

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    ZavianZavian universal peace sounds better than forever war Registered User regular
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    BrodyBrody The Watch The First ShoreRegistered User regular
    Brody wrote: »
    Is the chat playlist just songs we listened to in 2020?

    Top 100 from 2020

    From the bit of this playlist I've heard so far, I hope people don't mind my top 100 too much.

    "I will write your name in the ruin of them. I will paint you across history in the color of their blood."

    The Monster Baru Cormorant - Seth Dickinson

    Steam: Korvalain
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    TavTav Irish Minister for DefenceRegistered User regular
    Eddy wrote: »
    Tav wrote: »
    my new house doesn't have a doorbell and apparently my housemates miss deliveries all the time because couriers don't want to bother calling the phone number

    i am mad about this dumb change

    install a ring, or persist in the doomed world you have created

    my concern is that the front door goes onto a street with several pubs (we're literally next door to one) and i feel like drunken idiots would be pressing it at all hours

    i wonder if there's a silence feature

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