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General Discussion / Re: New people (or bots) without intro posts
« on: May 10, 2017, 02:21:00 PM »
Hello

Should we have a friendly sticky asking for people to say hello first, or soon apon arriving so we know they are actually human and get some idea about them?  See that wall of text in the argument chamber?    Also saw someone else did a first post about Xbox (seems more human).

The problems of having a working sign up area!

Short answer - yes

Long answer - hell yes.

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The Argument Chamber / Re: Successor to Queen Elizabeth II
« on: May 10, 2017, 02:20:41 PM »
King Reigns.
Obviously.   ;D

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General Discussion / Re: Forum visibility
« on: May 05, 2017, 10:58:26 AM »
I strongly believe that forums should be invisible unless logged in - mostly.  It keeps bots from eating the info there for one thing.  Plus, privacy - such that it is. 
The old forums were fine, I think.

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Books / Re: 2017 reading list
« on: May 05, 2017, 10:38:17 AM »
Some esoteric crap in Orca, by Steven Brust, but I liked it anyway.  4.5/5
Sorry - too damn tired to go into details today.

MAY

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* = reread
1. Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH, by Robert C. O'Brien - 5/5 *
2. Shadowed Souls, edited by Jim Butcher and Kerrie L Hughes - 4/5
3. The Haunting of Cassie Palmer, by Vivien Alcock - 2.5/5
4. Dusk or Dark or Dawn or Day, by Seanan McGuire - 4.5/5
5. Reckoning, by Lili St. Crow - 4/5
6. Unwind, by Neal Shusterman - 3/5
7. Magic for Nothing, by Seanan McGuire - 4.5/5
8. Silence Fallen, by Patricia Briggs - 4.5/5
9. The Calling, by Kelley Armstrong - 4/5
10. Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse, edited by John Joseph Adams - 3/5
11. Norse Mythology, by Neil Gaiman - 3.5/5
12. The Rising, by Kelly Armstrong - 4/5
13. Jhereg, by Steven Brust - 5/5 *
14. Yendi, by Steven Brust - 5/5 *
15. Teckla, by Steven Brust - 4/5 *
16. Taltos, by Steven Brust - 5/5 *
17. Phoenix, by Steven Brust - 4/5 *
18. Athyra, by Steven Brust - 4.5/5 *
19. Orca, by Steven Brust - 4.5/5 *


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Books / Re: 2017 reading list
« on: May 01, 2017, 11:15:38 AM »
So I finished up Athyra, by Steven Brust, right before we hit May.  So by my own standards I get to put it in April even though I'm posting on May 1.  Yay - lol. 
Let me note something about this book however -- it's written mostly from the point of view of a peasant character who was introduced in this book, whereas all previous books were written from the point of view of the main character, Vlad Taltos.  I hate when authors do that.  Honestly I just do.  However... as I did when last I read this book I found it annoying for about 10 pages, and then quickly got lost in how engaging the story was.  The long and short of it is that Brust actually managed to make it a refreshing change for the series.  So despite myself... I enjoyed the change.  Again.  4.5/5 - and just verging on that perfect 5.  Not QUITE there, but a very enjoyable book overall. 

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April

* = reread
1. Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH, by Robert C. O'Brien - 5/5 *
2. Shadowed Souls, edited by Jim Butcher and Kerrie L Hughes - 4/5
3. The Haunting of Cassie Palmer, by Vivien Alcock - 2.5/5
4. Dusk or Dark or Dawn or Day, by Seanan McGuire - 4.5/5
5. Reckoning, by Lili St. Crow - 4/5
6. Unwind, by Neal Shusterman - 3/5
7. Magic for Nothing, by Seanan McGuire - 4.5/5
8. Silence Fallen, by Patricia Briggs - 4.5/5
9. The Calling, by Kelley Armstrong - 4/5
10. Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse, edited by John Joseph Adams - 3/5
11. Norse Mythology, by Neil Gaiman - 3.5/5
12. The Rising, by Kelly Armstrong - 4/5
13. Jhereg, by Steven Brust - 5/5 *
14. Yendi, by Steven Brust - 5/5 *
15. Teckla, by Steven Brust - 4/5 *
16. Taltos, by Steven Brust - 5/5 *
17. Phoenix, by Steven Brust - 4/5 *
18. Athyra, by Steven Brust - 4.5/.5 *


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Books / Re: 2017 reading list
« on: May 01, 2017, 11:11:16 AM »
still working on pandora's star. someone please get this author an editor. i do not need multiple pages on how/why vineyards came to exist on some fucking planet that plays no significant role in the story other than that's where one minor character chose to live. maybe 2/3 of the way through, somewhere around page 500-600. there's an interesting story buried in there, but SO MUCH PADDING.

lol
Maybe he's related to Hemmingway?   ;D

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Books / Re: 2017 reading list
« on: April 28, 2017, 04:31:36 PM »
Read the next book - Phoenix, by Steven Brust.  Good - not the best.  Still very enjoyable.  4/5   Actually probably about a 4.25 because it's better than Teckla.  But... details.

Know what? I'm tired.  That's all I have to say. 

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April

* = reread
1. Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH, by Robert C. O'Brien - 5/5 *
2. Shadowed Souls, edited by Jim Butcher and Kerrie L Hughes - 4/5
3. The Haunting of Cassie Palmer, by Vivien Alcock - 2.5/5
4. Dusk or Dark or Dawn or Day, by Seanan McGuire - 4.5/5
5. Reckoning, by Lili St. Crow - 4/5
6. Unwind, by Neal Shusterman - 3/5
7. Magic for Nothing, by Seanan McGuire - 4.5/5
8. Silence Fallen, by Patricia Briggs - 4.5/5
9. The Calling, by Kelley Armstrong - 4/5
10. Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse, edited by John Joseph Adams - 3/5
11. Norse Mythology, by Neil Gaiman - 3.5/5
12. The Rising, by Kelly Armstrong - 4/5
13. Jhereg, by Steven Brust - 5/5 *
14. Yendi, by Steven Brust - 5/5 *
15. Teckla, by Steven Brust - 4/5 *
16. Taltos, by Steven Brust - 5/5 *
17. Phoenix, by Steven Brust - 4/5 *


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General Discussion / Don't worry - I fixed my signature!
« on: April 26, 2017, 05:20:40 PM »
You're welcome.   ;D

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Books / Re: 2017 reading list
« on: April 26, 2017, 05:10:38 PM »
So I've read the next two Steven Brust books in the series, Teckla and Taltos.  Teckla is probably the one I dislike the most out of the first 9 or 10.  Still worth a 4.  Not sure why I don't like it - maybe to much angst?  I love Taltos though.  Good stuff.  It's basically a fill in of all the backstory that they talked about and alluded to in the other books.  Solid  5 there.  Eagerly moving forward now. 


April

* = reread
1. Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH, by Robert C. O'Brien - 5/5 *
2. Shadowed Souls, edited by Jim Butcher and Kerrie L Hughes - 4/5
3. The Haunting of Cassie Palmer, by Vivien Alcock - 2.5/5
4. Dusk or Dark or Dawn or Day, by Seanan McGuire - 4.5/5
5. Reckoning, by Lili St. Crow - 4/5
6. Unwind, by Neal Shusterman - 3/5
7. Magic for Nothing, by Seanan McGuire - 4.5/5
8. Silence Fallen, by Patricia Briggs - 4.5/5
9. The Calling, by Kelley Armstrong - 4/5
10. Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse, edited by John Joseph Adams - 3/5
11. Norse Mythology, by Neil Gaiman - 3.5/5
12. The Rising, by Kelly Armstrong - 4/5
13. Jhereg, by Steven Brust - 5/5 *
14. Yendi, by Steven Brust - 5/5 *
15. Teckla, by Steven Brust - 4/5 *
16. Taltos, by Steven Brust - 5/5 *



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Movies & TV / Re: What are you watching?
« on: April 26, 2017, 05:04:18 PM »
Passengers - Terrible movie. Do not watch.

Btw if you are not an angry Canadian you may find this watchable, even enjoyable and possibly wanting to see it again one day.

Ymmv

Agreed!

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Books / Re: 2017 reading list
« on: April 21, 2017, 01:07:38 PM »
I love that Jazz's # 8 is the  8)  lol
So I decided it was time to reread something I really enjoyed - something I haven't read in a while.  This time I went for a series - the Vlad Taltos series by Steven Brust - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steven_Brust#Vlad_Taltos.  I started reading it back in the 80's (book one was published in 83, but I picked it up a bit later).  Still love it.  And it's still being added to, abeit with several years between each book. 

Jhereg, by Steven Brust - 5/5.  Vlad is an assassin whose father bought his way into the house of the Jhereg in the Dragaeran empire, gaining a title and a link to the imperial orb, which allows them to use sorcery, as opposed to the normal withcraft that Easterners would use.  Despite hating Dragaerans, all of Vlad's friends are of that species - except his familiar, Loiosh... who is also a jhereg, from whence the house takes its name.  Incidentally Dragaerans call themselves human, and Vlad (who would be human to us) is an Easterner.  So there's a plot too... but I'll leave that for you to find.  Fantastic book.  Fantastic series.
Yendi, by Steven Brust - 5/5.  Follow up to Jhereg.  Also fantastic.  Fills in a lot of the history that's assumed in the first book.  Again, an actual plot to this one as well.  It's a fun read.  FYI a yendi is a poisonous snake in the Dragaeran empire.  Random facts because why not.  :D


April

* = reread
1. Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH, by Robert C. O'Brien - 5/5 *
2. Shadowed Souls, edited by Jim Butcher and Kerrie L Hughes - 4/5
3. The Haunting of Cassie Palmer, by Vivien Alcock - 2.5/5
4. Dusk or Dark or Dawn or Day, by Seanan McGuire - 4.5/5
5. Reckoning, by Lili St. Crow - 4/5
6. Unwind, by Neal Shusterman - 3/5
7. Magic for Nothing, by Seanan McGuire - 4.5/5
8. Silence Fallen, by Patricia Briggs - 4.5/5
9. The Calling, by Kelley Armstrong - 4/5
10. Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse, edited by John Joseph Adams - 3/5
11. Norse Mythology, by Neil Gaiman - 3.5/5
12. The Rising, by Kelly Armstrong - 4/5
13. Jhereg, by Steven Brust - 5/5 *
14. Yendi, by Steven Brust - 5/5
*

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Books / Re: 2017 reading list
« on: April 18, 2017, 09:51:45 AM »
Copied from other forums... and new books:

Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse, edited by John Joseph Adams - 3/5.  Collection of apocalyptic stories.  A few worth reading.  A few not.  Nothing that you haven't seen before.  Worth one read - not worth keeping the book.
Norse Mythology, by Neil Gaiman - 3.5/5.  This was fun and interesting, but really only if you like Norse mythology.  Basically a retelling of the classic myths.  No, not the Marvel versions.  :D  I recommend it due to the subject and Gaiman's ability to paint vivid pictures unless you want original work.
The Rising, by Kelly Armstrong - 4/5.  The conclusion to the Darkness Rising series, it's quite fun if you read her women of the otherworld series.  Otherwise it's a standard teen series - the first she tried after her more adult oriented urban fantasy.  The conclusion was a bit weak which kept the score down, but otherwise it was more or less satisfying.  Sort of one of those good enough for fanboy books - which I am.

April

* = reread
1. Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH, by Robert C. O'Brien - 5/5 *
2. Shadowed Souls, edited by Jim Butcher and Kerrie L Hughes - 4/5
3. The Haunting of Cassie Palmer, by Vivien Alcock - 2.5/5
4. Dusk or Dark or Dawn or Day, by Seanan McGuire - 4.5/5
5. Reckoning, by Lili St. Crow - 4/5
6. Unwind, by Neal Shusterman - 3/5
7. Magic for Nothing, by Seanan McGuire - 4.5/5
8. Silence Fallen, by Patricia Briggs - 4.5/5
9. The Calling, by Kelley Armstrong - 4/5
10. Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse, edited by John Joseph Adams - 3/5
11. Norse Mythology, by Neil Gaiman - 3.5/5
12. The Rising, by Kelly Armstrong - 4/5

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General Discussion / Monitoring old forums
« on: April 18, 2017, 09:38:21 AM »
Somebody should.  I was asking for help for a while since I was out of town while this whole thing went down. 

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