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General Misc. / Re: What are you watching?
« Last post by MSJ on January 14, 2021, 01:47:41 am »
Its been awhile and I'm not reading the thread atm. But, have any of you watched Dark on Netflix?
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Its probably...no, definitely top 3 all-time TV series I've watched. Its finished and if you haven't watched, GO WATCH IT!!!
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Literature / Re: Yearly Reading Targets 2021
« Last post by MSJ on January 14, 2021, 01:15:56 am »
Quote from:  H
Indeed and I think Marlon Jones has said the next in the Dark Star Trilogy might be coming out this year too, but who knows now with the Pandemic.

H, how have you been? Still delving into the deeps, I see. I have never started that series, and have continually heard good things. I'll add that to the list.
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Literature / Re: Yearly Reading Targets 2021
« Last post by H on January 13, 2021, 03:13:31 pm »
Last book of the Book of Babel is supposed to be released.

Indeed and I think Marlon Jones has said the next in the Dark Star Trilogy might be coming out this year too, but who knows now with the Pandemic.
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Literature / Re: Yearly Reading Targets 2021
« Last post by MSJ on January 12, 2021, 11:24:33 pm »
I am actually just getting back into the swing of reading again. Alot of personal changes in my life kinda put reading on the back burner.  I have a few books already queued, atm.

Hell's Library Trilogy,  by AJ Hackwith. Two books are out at the moment.

The Left-Handed Booksellers of London, by Garth Nix

The Dragon Republic and The Burning God, by R.F. Kuang

The Fires of Vengeance trilogy, by Evan Winters. Which i dont think is completed, but the 1st two are.

The Dark Star Trilogy, by Marlon Jones. Rec'd by The Honorable H.

The Girl and the Stars, by Mark Lawrence. Which i was about half way through when I picked of Abercrombie's latest and put down. Im gonna finish next.

Last book of the Book of Babel is supposed to be released.

So, thats just a few I have in mind or already picked up. If I can do 15 this year I'll be very pleased. We shall see.
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Literature / Re: Yearly Reading Targets 2021
« Last post by MSJ on January 12, 2021, 10:12:52 pm »
 ;)
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General Misc. / Re: What are you watching?
« Last post by H on January 12, 2021, 03:59:06 pm »
Well, surprisingly Mr. Mayor isn't terrible.  Honestly, I like Tina Fey but often I find shows she's written to not really be funny to me (yeah, I am one of those 20 Rock isn't funny to me people).  But I have to admit that this one is actually pretty decent.
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Literature / Re: Yearly Reading Targets 2021
« Last post by H on January 12, 2021, 03:56:58 pm »
I agree with what Wilshire said, it doesn't have the same feel as the first series. But, Abercrombie is just so easy to read. So, it never feels like a slog. Easy reading.

An MSJ sighting!   :o
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The Great Ordeal / Re: (TGO SPOILERS) Ishterebinth
« Last post by H on January 12, 2021, 02:22:53 pm »
I wonder if the nonmen near the bottom of the well achieved the objective of finding the darkness in between the gods.  The gods come across as eaters of souls (whether heaven or hell) and the nonmen whose souls were reduced to a personality-less fog (not the Tall at the very bottom but the nonmen just before that, the pig-catchers) might just be repugnant enough to avoid consumption.

That is an interesting idea, but I think I would maybe run it the other way: the chthonic isolation cuts the Subject off from being part of the Ethical Community (and the Ethical World) and also subverts Identity.  How so?  Well, if we take a basic sort of Hegelian formation, that Identity is Identity not just in relation to The Other, but through The Other as well, what happens where there simply is no Other?

(Also, glad to read you are doing alright in the current moment...)
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Literature / Re: Yearly Reading Targets 2021
« Last post by MSJ on January 12, 2021, 07:16:58 am »
I agree with what Wilshire said, it doesn't have the same feel as the first series. But, Abercrombie is just so easy to read. So, it never feels like a slog. Easy reading.
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Literature / Re: Yearly Reading Targets 2021
« Last post by The P on January 12, 2021, 02:43:56 am »
Oh yeah, I forgot that series is completing this year, too.  Guess that's on my list, too.  I've heard enough to temper my expectations, but I'm glad you say it's as good as any Abercrombie.
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