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Flatland!
« on: November 15, 2007, 04:21:18 pm »
Flatland is a very interesting and thought-provoking book about demensions that in my opinion is excellent.  There are several movies avaliable of it.

http://www.flatlandthefilm.com/FlatlandNovel_html.html

Full text avaliable here, it's not copyrighted anymore.

http://www.flatlandthefilm.com

Here is the website I got it from.  They have really funny chatbots of characters, and it was made by an amateur movie-maker who made one of the many films of it.

This is a place to discuss errors in the book and state your opinions on it.


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Re: Flatland!
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2007, 04:36:55 pm »
erm this is completely offtopic but: didnt you get banned for some reason?

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Re: Flatland!
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2007, 04:40:20 pm »
erm this is completely offtopic but: didnt you get banned for some reason?
That was for 30 days, and it happened a bit longer than 30 days ago.  Don't worry, I'm able to post again.
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Re: Flatland!
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2007, 04:43:44 pm »
Ah, Flatland is a great book.  I somehow got the movie for my birthday, but I haven't watched it yet.
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Re: Flatland!
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2007, 05:33:16 pm »
Love that book. There are two though. The new one isn't that good...it's by a different author.

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Re: Flatland!
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2007, 08:57:45 pm »
Yeah, what was it, Flatter Land or something like that? Not interested.
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Re: Flatland!
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2007, 10:57:01 pm »
Sounds rather interesting, though I am not sure if I have the time right now to read it.

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Re: Flatland!
« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2007, 01:43:42 pm »
It makes you feel kinda smart after you read it.

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Re: Flatland!
« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2007, 01:50:20 pm »
I always wondered why outside and inside weren't considered dimensions.
No way dude, you're trolling me.

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Re: Flatland!
« Reply #9 on: November 17, 2007, 04:48:25 pm »
They should make a Flatland videogame where your view is that of a flatlander.  It might take some getting used to though  :P
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Re: Flatland!
« Reply #10 on: November 17, 2007, 05:12:06 pm »
Actually, I don't think you could use sight to detect things.  The book admits that Flatlanders actually primarily feel things through a mist.
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Re: Flatland!
« Reply #11 on: November 17, 2007, 07:44:13 pm »
Ah, Flatland is a great book.  I somehow got the movie for my birthday, but I haven't watched it yet.

There's a movie?

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Re: Flatland!
« Reply #12 on: November 17, 2007, 07:52:41 pm »
That's what the second link is to, and they in fact sponsored the first link and set it up.
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Re: Flatland!
« Reply #13 on: November 18, 2007, 03:00:23 am »
Flatland: The Movie seems much better in every way than Flatland: The Film.
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Re: Flatland!
« Reply #14 on: November 18, 2007, 07:18:32 am »
No, Flatland: The Movie PCs the original up, therefore changing it, by removing the notion that female Flatlanders are straight lines.  Also, the creators of F:TM are very pig-headed, and force you to pay extra money for the exact same copy of a DVD that you have the right to show to a class, an understood right of most DVDs anyway.
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