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General Misc. / Re: DUNE movie cast revealed
« on: February 16, 2019, 09:58:42 pm »
Quote from:  themerchant
He's just talking to me in Scottish lol

Lol, I see now.

General Misc. / Re: DUNE movie cast revealed
« on: February 15, 2019, 10:34:29 pm »
Quote from:  TLEILAXU
I've already read the book ya cunt. f$&*"s given....

Literature / Re: Yearly Targets 2019
« on: February 14, 2019, 12:09:45 am »
Finished The Hod King(2), by Josiah Boncraft and Cold Iron(3), by Miles Cameron.

Really enjoyed Hod King, though I feel the story didn't really advanced all that much. I was pleasantly surprised to find out this want the final installment. I'll post in the spoiler thread later.

Cold Iron, was a good book but not the same sort of story as Traitor Son Cycle, even though it s in the same world. Much tighter in scope and plot. Still enjoyable, and I really like Cameron's writing.

Literature / Re: YOU MUST TELL ME ... What else are you reading?
« on: February 08, 2019, 11:08:57 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.

Literature / Re: Yearly Targets 2019
« on: February 05, 2019, 06:50:55 pm »
Quote from:  H
I'm a third of the way through Book 3.  I'll make a topic once I am done with it.

I have 200 pages left and I'm going to try and finish up tonight.

Quote from:  Wilshire
Lol, anyone can make a topic. I'll ignore it regardless until I've read them. Can't remember what the waiting list looks like on my pile, at least 1.5 books of Mistborn. If we're going to discuss Tower of Babel then maybe I'll read it next. That still puts me at like at least 1 month if I read everything quick.

Certainly not telling you what to do. But, we all read these same books, just not usually at the same time, generally. Would be nice to have a little in-depth discussion with the fellas, is all.

Literature / Re: Yearly Targets 2019
« on: February 04, 2019, 11:02:01 pm »
Quote from:  Wilshire
I have of course only read the first book  . But 2 and 3 are on the list this year.

Well.....what are you waiting for? I figure it pretty simple as just adding "spoilers" to the thread title. Then, you can steer clear til your caught up.

ETA: Again, we're impatiently waiting. 🤷‍♂️

Literature / Re: Yearly Targets 2019
« on: February 01, 2019, 07:52:51 pm »
Quote from:  H
OK, well, at least it hasn't been too long without me knowing.  Forum came back just in time...

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.

Literature / Re: Yearly Targets 2019
« on: January 31, 2019, 09:39:59 pm »
Quote from:  H
What?  That came out?  Well, I know what I'll be doing for a while...

Yep, think around the 20th...

Literature / Re: Yearly Targets 2019
« on: January 31, 2019, 07:07:02 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. ;)

Philosophy & Science / Re: The Benefits of Optimism Are Real
« on: January 16, 2019, 07:53:53 am »
I'm not saying I walk around with a smile on my face, thinking that will make the world right. Or, that if I just look on the bright side, the best will come.

Example. Two guys tasked to do the same job, a truly horrid job, pick one there are many. Person A goes with the attitude that it needs done no matter what, so digs in and get it done. Person B bitches and moans and complains the whole time. Hating his shitty circumstances life has handed him. Who do you believe gets done faster and does a better job? Hence, a positive outcome.

Philosophy & Science / Re: The Benefits of Optimism Are Real
« on: January 15, 2019, 08:53:02 pm »
Quote from:  H
Well, there is a very good reason we never recommended it to you...

Really? What? In genuinely at a loss as to why you guys wouldn't want me participating in your "mindfulness" endeavors....


Philosophy & Science / Re: The Benefits of Optimism Are Real
« on: January 15, 2019, 01:48:33 pm »
I'll be the first to admit, if it benefited my three, illustrious, scholarly friends, I'll be the first to pick it up. Wilshire has never recommended it to me on any of the threads, though.

Philosophy & Science / Re: The Benefits of Optimism Are Real
« on: January 15, 2019, 07:35:34 am »
Quote from:  Tleilaxu
bet y'all go to mindfulness classes and read self-help books about being positive and confident like Wilshire, H and Madness.

Me, myself? Never have. But, I have noticed in my life, those that bitch constantly tend to have more problems than those that go with the flow. If all you look at is the bad things in life, bad shit tends to happen. If you are positive about things then more positivity will follow you around. That's my experience anyhow.

Philosophy & Science / Re: The Benefits of Optimism Are Real
« on: January 15, 2019, 03:32:44 am »
Quote from:  TaoHorror
I agree/believe this - I am not insane, I'm positive   ... but seriously, there is truth to this.

I wholeheartedly believe this also. If you're constantly negative...expect negative results. Same holds true for being positive.

Unrepentant Schoolman, you're coming here seeking answers, when we've never had any. What we do here is make things up, and hope they pan out. Post philosophical musings, and tell each other what we're reading.

Nah, just kidding (slightly). Someone (plenty, actually) is smart enough to wet your appetite.  It just ain't me.

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