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General Misc. / Re: What are you watching?
« Last post by TaoHorror on May 29, 2020, 08:28:51 pm »
We finished watching the show "Run" which was on HBO.  What a waste.  It was only 7 half-hour episodes and still managed to not feel worth the time it took to watch it.  I wasn't expecting much going in and the show delivered a good bit less than that.  It mostly felt like anything actually interesting was glossed over or just not addressed, then the show was done.  Felt like half a real effort, really.

The previews had the look and feel of being a piece of shit, so I've held off for now ( thanks for saving me the time :) ). I intended to watch it given how much I like HBO shows, but they were due for a dud. Thanks for the heads up.

I've been watching Briarpatch - eh, it's not that good, but it is entertaining and have stuck with it. It's art crime ( Pulp Fiction, Snatch ). It's fun to watch, but nothing more than that.
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General Misc. / Re: What are you watching?
« Last post by H on May 29, 2020, 11:03:23 am »
We finished watching the show "Run" which was on HBO.  What a waste.  It was only 7 half-hour episodes and still managed to not feel worth the time it took to watch it.  I wasn't expecting much going in and the show delivered a good bit less than that.  It mostly felt like anything actually interesting was glossed over or just not addressed, then the show was done.  Felt like half a real effort, really.
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Literature / Re: Yearly Reading Targets 2020
« Last post by The P on May 27, 2020, 06:59:59 pm »
The Masters by Ricardo Pinto

This is a reworking and tightening of the trilogy Stone Dance of the Chameleon, which I hadn't heard about until recently.  The setting is pretty unique, kind of a Mayan stone-age vibe.  The society is pretty brutal, with the ruling elite treating all the other races/people as no better than animals.  I am very interested to learn more about the world, specifically what makes the elite the way they are.  Hopefully it goes in a more supernatural/mysterious vein.  Going forward, I expect there to be a strong theme/plot of the "lesser" races rising up against the oppressive ruling class.  I hope there is more to it than that.  There are certainly hints of some supernatural oddities, though it remains light on the magic and mysticism so far.  More to come; the first three are out, and the remaining four are scheduled to come out over the course of the rest of the year.
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General Misc. / Re: Quotes
« Last post by sciborg2 on May 27, 2020, 01:49:51 am »
"The Greeks had no depth psychology and psychopathology such as we have. They had myths. And we have no myths as such--instead, depth psychology & psychopathology. Therefore, psychology shows myths in modern dress and myths show our depth psychology in ancient dress."
    -James Hillman

La Lune au plain de nuict sur le haut mont,
Le nouueau sophe d’un seul cerueau la veu:
Par ses disciples estre Immortel semond,
Yeux au mydi, en seins mains corps au feu.
 —Nostradamus, Quatrain 4, 31

The Moon in the full of night over the high mountain,
The new philosopher sees this with a unique brain:
By his disciples summoned to be immortal,
Eyes to the zenith, hands in the breasts of burning bodies.
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Introduce Yourself / Re: Greetings!
« Last post by Triune Impurity Rites 999 on May 26, 2020, 09:46:16 pm »
Thanks to everyone for the welcome.

FWIW, I listen to a lot of audiobooks, and must unfortunately say that TAE (or at least TUC) are pretty poorly done. I can't bring myself to listen to them, so its been a while since I've done a series reread.

I honestly feel pretty similar. It is just weird, like seeing another person's artist expression of how characters might look within our own soul's eye, and it being different. I feel like the PoN audio books were better, I have them on audible, and the speaker would announce the chapters. For TAE, this is lacking, and sometimes when I am working and listening, I'll find I need to backtrack, but not sure how far. Still, it is a welcome change of pace to my usual employment of my hearing which is mostly listening to death metal.

Well met, Pendragon. Also, great name and great display name. Glad you decided to join us.

Thanks, I get asked a lot of King Arthur. I have since given up trying to explain he never actually existed as we think of him. Now I just say "of no relation". As for the display name, well, Necros Christos is my favorite band! 999

Welcome, hopefully you will find some discussion interesting and worth participating in.  Feel free to correct us early and often, we are mostly just old and set in our ways.

I have been lurking here for a while, and I have pretty impressed with the fan-theory. Also, the revelations of other readers' insights have helped a lot, as well. I should admit that I love spoilers, so I look for them wherever I have roamed, but I am as yet all caught up in the Second Apocalypse readings. Note that I do intend to safeguard others with correctly used spoiler tags, as the best to my ability.
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Introduce Yourself / Re: Greetings!
« Last post by H on May 26, 2020, 08:09:21 pm »
Mmmm, fresh blood.

Welcome, hopefully you will find some discussion interesting and worth participating in.  Feel free to correct us early and often, we are mostly just old and set in our ways.
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Introduce Yourself / Re: Greetings!
« Last post by SmilerLoki on May 26, 2020, 01:44:18 pm »
Welcome, welcome!
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Introduce Yourself / Re: Greetings!
« Last post by Madness on May 26, 2020, 01:02:29 pm »
Well met, Pendragon. Also, great name and great display name. Glad you decided to join us.

There are dozens of us! (Arrested Development joke ;).)
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Literature / Re: Yearly Reading Targets 2020
« Last post by Madness on May 26, 2020, 12:58:49 pm »
You've come a long way since Salvatore ;).

Glad you read it, though I've tried to start the third book a number of times now and I'm feeling a Hyperion/Endymion split, as far as my appreciation goes.
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Introduce Yourself / Re: Greetings!
« Last post by Wilshire on May 26, 2020, 12:33:51 pm »
Awesome! Welcome to the forum. You're definitely in the right place.

FWIW, I listen to a lot of audiobooks, and must unfortunately say that TAE (or at least TUC) are pretty poorly done. I can't bring myself to listen to them, so its been a while since I've done a series reread.

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