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 Post subject: Discussing Literature
PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 9:26 pm 
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It's still off topic, no macabre in here yet.

I'll raise my points again.

It's the same with Harry Potter.

Fuck it, it's the same with Star Trek. That's how we ended up with Enterprise as a series. Although I suppose that was more of an aversion given that they were trying to hook in a wider audience.

See, it's all well and good discussing writing from a technical stand point and claiming that true literature is based in well written work. That's usually how we define it. Realistically, true literature is something that survives the ages to tell a thrilling tale. We can claim that Harry Potter or Twilight isn't well written but if it becomes an archetypal fantasy or romance piece and it survives for decades then it gradually becomes literature. The more talked-about it is, the more likely this will happen.

Stephen King isn't a glorious writer. Nor is John Grisham. But those are some pretty critically acclaimed pieces of work that they've put together over the years and many of them will live on for some time.

(inb4 thread derail!)

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 Post subject: Re: Discussing Literature
PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 9:29 pm 
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This sounds familia-oh.

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 Post subject: Re: Discussing Literature
PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2011 12:22 am 
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Know who can write?

Matthew Reilly.

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 Post subject: Re: Discussing Literature
PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2011 12:27 am 
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Prove it.

No more shit-posting with your five or six word bullshit. You want to make this point, you better back the damn thing up. Come on, Kiwi, get it done.

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 Post subject: Re: Discussing Literature
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His books have the most amazing flow and pace of anything I have ever read.

He writes action fiction, and it's just that: action.

Somehow he also manages to make the characters relatable and likable.

It is the only series that I have ever had trouble physically putting down. It's that good.

If anyone else here has read his work, they'll vouch for me.

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 Post subject: Re: Discussing Literature
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I like Carl Hiaasen.

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 Post subject: Re: Discussing Literature
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Any book recommendations?

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 Post subject: Re: Discussing Literature
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Seriously, try Matthew Reilly.

IN ORDER OF PREFERENCE

SCARECROW SERIES (Ice Station, Area 7, Scarecrow)

TEMPLE (Standalone)

HUNTSMAN SERIES (Seven Ancient Wonders, Six Sacred Stones, Five Greatest Warriors)

There are others I haven't managed to get my hands on yet.

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 Post subject: Re: Discussing Literature
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I'm still going to bring this up and idgaf. "a song of ice and fire" series. it's seriously the best series i've ever read. you all should read it as well. i hear borders is closing, just go there.

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I'm still going to bring this up and idgaf. "a song of ice and fire" series. it's seriously the best series i've ever read. you all should read it as well. i hear borders is closing, just go there.


I tried to get my genius fantasy loving galfriend into these, but when I recommended them to her she responded with "They're like three bucks more expensive than the other books on kindle, and they don't look like they're anything special or even good really."

It's hard to convince someone to read something you haven't, so I had no response.

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well here's what you do then
you plan a nice romantic date with her
take her out, dress up, the whole nine yards
then you take her back home where you've set up rose petals and candles and shit, real romantic like
then you make sweet love to her
before this though make sure you've found a way to increase her chances to get pregnant. poke holes in condoms, replace birth control with sweet tarts, etc.
then, when she has inevitably gotten preggers, you get all excited and reassure her and everything
wait a couple months
then throw her down the stairs
and as she's falling yell "THAT KIDS LIKE 200K MORE EXPENSIVE THAN NOT HAVING ONE? STILL DON'T WANT TO READ THOSE BOOKS YOU JEW?!"













































please don't take this seriously i don't want to be sued

but seriously have her watch the series at least. the books are exactly like the series, and if she's not into that she won't like the books. the series has been praised as the most true-to-book film adaption like ever. the guys pretty much pulled the entire script from the book. it's great.

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Giggles wrote:
well here's what you do then
you plan a nice romantic date with her
take her out, dress up, the whole nine yards
then you take her back home where you've set up rose petals and candles and shit, real romantic like
then you make sweet love to her
before this though make sure you've found a way to increase her chances to get pregnant. poke holes in condoms, replace birth control with sweet tarts, etc.
then, when she has inevitably gotten preggers, you get all excited and reassure her and everything
wait a couple months
then throw her down the stairs
and as she's falling yell "THAT KIDS LIKE 200K MORE EXPENSIVE THAN NOT HAVING ONE? STILL DON'T WANT TO READ THOSE BOOKS YOU JEW?!"

Seems like good advice to me.

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 Post subject: Re: Discussing Literature
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I like Chuck Palahniuk. I've always thought he had a pretty fresh writing style, and I find his books hard to put down once I've started reading them. I know he got some fame once Fight Club turned into a movie, but I doubt he'll ever be much more than a cult classic writer, sadly.

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Giggles, don't encourage her. She's had a weird crush on me since forever that isn't reciprocated, and I'm pretty sure all of those things would give her the wrong idea.

...I still laughed, though

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 Post subject: Re: Discussing Literature
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Giggles, don't encourage her. She's had a weird crush on me since forever that isn't reciprocated, and I'm pretty sure all of those things would give her the wrong idea.

...I still laughed, though


I think giggles misinterpreted your use of "galfriend".

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Galfriend is a best friend who is female who you've had for a long time.

Girlfriend is the one you do all that stuff with.

Learn the difference, it could save your life!

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I refer to friends who are female as "friends". Strange concept, i know. If you think you're going to confuse the gender to someone, use a feminine pronoun at some point like 'she' or 'her'.

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I call her friend too, but I've also taken to calling her galfriend as well. I apologize for any confusion that's arisen as a result of me using my own personal slang of sorts.

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It's ok Ches. Let's hug it out.

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