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Ass-penny

yo baka, out of curiosity what was so boring about expanse for you? the gravity talk?

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Ass-penny

fuggin yikes whata snipe. :widowsnypa:

baka of lathspell

rear end-penny posted:

yo baka, out of curiosity what was so boring about expanse for you? the gravity talk?

IDK i think it was the revolving door of plots they had to foil like kind of ramping from like zombies to forerunners or what have you and in the beginning it felt tied together and there was a deeper depth to the problems they had to solve each unveiling new problems upon solution while a whole social web of people reacted via both trying to help and take advantage of each other while not knowing much. but like it kind of felt like theyd dealt with anything interesting when they were just fighting space nazis was the last book i read. like i guess that could happen but idk. i liked robo-zombie amos but it disturbed me to think like, thats not the same dude.

i think the show was really good and i'm glad it ended before it could get to either the end of my attention span or the end of being interesting whichever the problem was


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Ass-penny

oh that space nazi thing happens in the last two books doesn't it? I feel like you're talking about the Laconia plot... I guess I have hit that part. it isn't as good as the beginning stuff but I'm still interested if the crew gets back together or what. only about half of that left.


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baka of lathspell

i finished dashiell hammett's the thin man. wow that was a really good book lol. i'm gonna see the movie next can't wait to see how they handled it


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Prurient Squid

Tiddy cat Buddha improving your day.
Until he was four years old, James Henry Trotter had a happy life. He lived peacefully with his mother and father in a beautiful house beside the sea. There were always plenty of other children for him to play with, and there was the sandy beach for him to run about on, and the ocean to paddle in. It was the perfect life for a small boy.

Then, one day, Jame's mother and father went to London to do some shopping, and there a terrible thing happened. Both of them suddenly got eaten up (in full daylight, mind you, and on a crowded street) by an enormous angry rhinoceros which had escaped from the London Zoo.

Prurient Squid fucked around with this message at 11:12 on May 15, 2024

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I'm reading Kurt Vonnegut's Breakfast of Champions. I feel he'd probably fit in well in BYOB.

calhoun

I am the scary clown with the tearaway face
Catching up on Batman. I can't help it, The Joker always gives me a thrill!



I'm scared, too! It's why I edit my posts so much! Because they're so scary!

Piss And Shittium
Any Malazan Book of the Fallen fans here?


Buttchocks

No, I like my hat, thanks.
I'm Glad My Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy. I give her a lot of respect for telling her story and putting it all out there. It's a pretty hosed up experience, but sadly not that unique, and I think it probably resonates with a lot of readers.

Nearly finished with Babylon's Ashes, book 6 of The Expanse series. It's been kind of a slump compared to the previous books. There's chapters and chapters of characters being introspective, but very little character development or world-building. Clarissa Mao, who was a big deal in book 5, might as well not exist in this book despite joining the crew. There's also chapters and chapters of various factions having strategy meetings, but they don't amount to much and no one does much of anything until the end. I get that a theme of the book is that all the scheming of humanity don't matter much in the grand scope of the uncontrollable forces in the universe, but there are ways to explore that without feeling like my time is being wasted on page-filler.

Quadramind

Just started Ninefox Gambit. This is some insane poo poo.

Dr. Yinz Ljubljana

Sean Michaels' "Do You Remember Being Born?" kinda feels old school in its lyrical, flowery language but it's also a very modern book about a poet being paid to co-create a long poem with a Large Language Model. I was absorbed and chewed this book up, highly recommended.


baka of lathspell

reread naked lunch
reread all the pretty horses
reread quentins section from the sound & the fury

im almost done kafka's the Castle, characters talk for pages at a time, 3 chapters were one conversation. finishing it so i can say ive read it. klamm is a funny name to be so central to the book


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i finished the castle and also finished faulkner's 'go down, moses.' this was a dense and sprawling tale that explored both race relations and man's relationship with violence & nature. the ending was very sad. with this book faulkner was establishing a fictional lineage and he did it very ambitiously with a plethora of settings and characters. the book slows down as it usually does in his books when characters spend an entire section just talking about family history and the nature of God which are always intertwining themes in his works. i would probably have to read it again or some poo poo to get the most out of it. the strongest section dealt with a 12 year old's self-appointed mission to kill an old bear who has resisted both time and gunshot to be a sort of sovereign of the woods.

i liked the theme of hunting does, which is obviously a bad idea as we know now with what i'm assuming is a very shrunken deer population compared to when the book's action took place. he uses it as a metaphor for the things humans do that help to destroy themselves. it provides a central pivot to the closing sections.

in summary Faulkner shows again that he was both ahead of and very much a product of his time, both questioning and unconsciously condoning some of humanity's most brutal facets.


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ulvir

i bought a big book this week with a cover that imo has a p byob vibe. i mean check this https://nupress.northwestern.edu/9780810145702/divine-days/

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Welp. New book to buy!
I'm very into folklore and mythology and this is perfect for new reading.

It crashed and burned about 1912
A real big fucker about a mile long

Rags to Liches

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Welp. New book to buy!
I'm very into folklore and mythology and this is perfect for new reading.

oh drat, gonna add this one to my wishlist for when it's back in stock

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Children of Time. Enjoyed reading, look forward the rest of the series.

Quadramind

Yeaaah! that book was really cool.

Dr. Yinz Ljubljana

Catchpenny by Charlie Huston. Let's say you want to make a fantasy book set in modern times, what's the big thing you gotta do? make your protagonist a washed-up detective! but in this magical modern day, they're called a Sly and mana isn't a thing here, no siree we call that Mojo. It's all very silly but the tone is like The Maltese Falcon smashed up with the Dresden Files books. Hard to deny it's got genre thrills, but it's not one that's gonna stick with you after it's done. I had to look up the name on Goodreads, so you know it wasn't lingering


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You, Me, & Ulysses S Grant by brad neely. It's fine, but underscores how crucial Neely's vocal talents are to his success. A funny book, but the premise runs thin pretty quickly.

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