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Re: The off-topic Topic
« Reply #210 on: November 19, 2017, 10:52:27 am »
I haven't played Cuphead, but if at least one villain or attack move isn't named "The Cup Holder" I will be severely disappointed.
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« Reply #211 on: November 19, 2017, 12:15:53 pm »
hey sgore how was your day?
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« Reply #212 on: November 19, 2017, 12:25:59 pm »
It is still happening!
I just got to work.
I work into late times and I just got there to start doing it.

Thank you for asking!

How was yours?
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« Reply #213 on: November 19, 2017, 01:25:37 pm »
it was alright. i dont work on weekends so i basically just sat around reading, watching tv, and suffering mild parental passive-aggression
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« Reply #214 on: November 19, 2017, 02:51:35 pm »
What are you reading?!
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I am always interested in whatever anyone is reading?!
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« Reply #215 on: November 20, 2017, 02:17:42 am »
Well, I just finished reading Paradise Lost, which took me the better part of 3 months (mostly because I went on a working holiday for a month). So I wanted to pick up some light reading. But nowhere had the next Star Wars book I need to read, Dark Disciple.

So I picked up To Kill A Mockingbird, because I've never read it, and I'm almost done with it.

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« Reply #216 on: November 20, 2017, 03:23:53 am »
i'm reading 2 (well, like 8, going back three years, but...) books at the moment

homo deus (which i believe sam also read), which is a book about anthropology and the future of humans

la belle sauvage, which, admittedly, is kind of for kids - it's the first book of a new trilogy in the setting of the his dark materials trilogy (the northern lights/golden compass, the subtle knife, the amber spyglass)
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« Reply #217 on: November 21, 2017, 11:42:01 pm »
All neat!
I'm reading Infinite Jest.
It's been a while since I started, and I've read some other things in-between, but I'm about halfway through, but I'm enjoying it!
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« Reply #218 on: November 22, 2017, 02:47:22 am »
I got about a third of the way into it before I got tired of constantly going and finding the right footnote.

I may try again on an ebook version where I can just click hyperlinks, though.
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« Reply #219 on: November 22, 2017, 10:19:57 am »
La Belle Sauvage is for ""Young Adults"" and I guess also adults. It has more statutory rape and peril than is typical for a kids book.
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« Reply #220 on: November 22, 2017, 10:36:27 am »
I've been rereading J.C. McCrae's Worm, a superhero serial novel, in preparation to begin reading its sequel Ward.

If you're looking for something very long, very dark, with a living and breathing world that feels as if it extends beyond what you see on the page, I recommend it. It's pretty good.

I've also been reading the author's other works, Pact and Twig. Pact is an urban fantasy. Twig is story where instead of machinery and physics, science moved in the direction of biology and genetics. It follows a group of young experimental weapons made from children or built to look like it.

The author is pretty good at writing about people and, interestingly, small-unit tactics. It makes for fun reading.

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« Reply #221 on: November 22, 2017, 08:16:01 pm »
Been meaning to go back and read Worm for a while now, I think I read the first chapter.
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Re: The off-topic Topic
« Reply #222 on: November 26, 2017, 02:43:10 pm »
Yeah, I keep hearing good things about it, and it sounds right up my alley, but I haven't had the time to read anything in a long time.
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« Reply #223 on: November 26, 2017, 07:50:00 pm »
It's a solid setting with a decent story.  Gets a lot of mileage out of varied powers and creative uses of them.

Just be aware that, as many people call it "gritty and realistic", it's mostly the former.  It's a story about bad things happening and the survivors moving on more than it is a dissection of the genre.
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Re: The off-topic Topic
« Reply #224 on: November 29, 2017, 08:51:40 am »
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