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Introduce Yourself / Re: Hello people!
« on: Today at 01:41:58 pm »
Welcome!  Feel free to ask any questions you might have.

Literature / Re: YOU MUST TELL ME ... What else are you reading?
« on: February 15, 2019, 05:06:33 pm »
Let us know what you think of it, H.

It's a pretty fantastic book.  It has a great deal of sex in it, it deals with sexuality itself a lot, the plot is complicated and purposely not straight forward.  However, it is a really good book.  I'd highly recommended it, but I think I'd say this is not a book for "everyone" by any means.  In fact, I think in it's own ways, it will be less palatable than Bakker for most people.

The Unholy Consult / Re: Where to buy ebook in US?
« on: February 13, 2019, 09:45:49 pm »
Shenanigoats afoot. I got my Kindle TUC on 7/25/17.

AKA (likely) Overlook's gross incompetence.

Literature / Re: YOU MUST TELL ME ... What else are you reading?
« on: February 11, 2019, 12:45:12 pm »
Quote from:  H
Finished The Hod King and started Black Leopard, Red Wolf.

I have a little under 100 pages left of The Hod King. Coincidentally, Black Leopard, Red Wolf is what I'm going to read next. I think the premise is neat. But, from all the reviews I've read, I don't see where it would be anything like ASOIAF, either. Let us know what you think of it, H.

It has absolutely no similarity to Game of Thrones in even the slightest way, as far as I can tell.

It does have an interesting structure and the setting is interesting in it's own way, narratively.

Literature / Re: YOU MUST TELL ME ... What else are you reading?
« on: February 08, 2019, 11:02:01 pm »
Finished The Hod King and started Black Leopard, Red Wolf.

I didn't know anything of Marlon James coming in.  And the blurb of "an African Game of Thrones" is a bit nonsensical.  But the book is good so far, just absolutely not at all what I'd have thought it was.

Philosophy & Science / Re: Sam Harris on why Materialism is Nonsensical
« on: February 07, 2019, 07:53:55 pm »
So, while I never bothered to actually read Harris, because I found his theory so laughable out of hand, this video is pretty funny, funny in the sense of pointing out that Harris' point really doesn't stand to any sort of concerted thinking.  Mostly because, as he does at the end of his book, but throughout it as well, he basically, in not so few words, says that moral philosophy is boring and he won't bother with it...

Literature / Books of Babel series. [Open Spoilers]
« on: February 07, 2019, 07:40:43 pm »
Just finished the third book.  Was good, drooped a little in the middle, but finished reasonably strong.

Anyway, this is a place for people to discuss any parts they see fit.

Philosophy & Science / Video on the nature of time.
« on: February 07, 2019, 03:07:58 pm »
Nothing amazing here, but I felt like this video was a reasonably "easy" to understand layout of different ways to consider the nature of time.

Mostly aimed at Wilshire, where he sort of "independently" came to the conclusion of a "block universe."

Literature / Re: Yearly Targets 2019
« on: February 05, 2019, 02:53:33 pm »
I'm a third of the way through Book 3.  I'll make a topic once I am done with it.

The Unholy Consult / Re: Where to buy ebook in US?
« on: February 05, 2019, 12:53:32 pm »
Hi all,

I just got done reading the great ordeal on Google play books. I looked for the unholy consult, but it's not on there. I looked in kindle, same. Amazon, same. I'm sure this is old news to some, but I can't seem to find a reason why the ebook isn't available? I'm in the US if that makes a difference.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!


That's rather odd.  No doubt Overlook screwed something up.

You can do something like make a new Amazon account on the site with a random UK address and buy it there.  That's actually what I did when I bought it on the day it came out (it was ahead of the US).

Literature / Re: Yearly Targets 2019
« on: February 01, 2019, 08:28:05 pm »
As you, Wilshire and I are all reading this, it might be worth starting a thread over. Figure there are others also.

Almost did a reread of first 2 books to freshen up, but dove right into it. Just started part III of the book.

I probably should have reread book 2, but I ain't got time for that...

Literature / Re: Yearly Targets 2019
« on: January 31, 2019, 10:10:44 pm »
Yep, think around the 20th...

OK, well, at least it hasn't been too long without me knowing.  Forum came back just in time...

Literature / Re: Yearly Targets 2019
« on: January 31, 2019, 09:07:51 pm »
Went on a cold spell myself Madness, the last few weeks. Happens to all of us at some point.

I'm about halfway through The Hod King, by Josiah Bancroft. Really love this series.

We will do what we do every year, Wilshire. Read and tell people about it. ;)

What?  That came out?  Well, I know what I'll be doing for a while...

Pretty neat, although definitely not subtle.  When you start with a Jung quote though, you get my attention, haha.

The music was decent, but failed to develop in my opinion.  Basically was Burial's Untrue without the dimentionality he can do.  Then again, that album is probably easily one of the most influential of this millennium, so...

RPG Discussion / Re: Sufficiently Advanced Diceless RPG
« on: January 17, 2019, 12:48:24 pm »
Sci-fi most likely, unless people really want to play the rules that are still in development for the magic stuff.

That said don't want to promise too much quite yet, gotta take some time to really make sure I understand the rules and how a game would go.

Not in a hurry, just wanted to make sure we were on the same page.  I might just pick up the book myself to read it over.

Sounds like a neat setting to do a story somewhat akin to Lem's Solaris.  The book of course, not any of the poor adaptation movies.

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