Let's Get Kraken

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  • Birthday 02/18/1990

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    Writing, reading, miscellaneous naturing.

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  1. US Politics: Ask Fox News

    It's almost like if they didn't have that to wrap themselves up in, their party would transparently have no substance at all. Huh...
  2. Rothfuss XII: The Doors of Twitch

    Most writers that I know got their agent first.
  3. Trailer Thread III

    Death Note was a great anime, though it kind of went off the rails in the third act. That being said, I have no interest whatsoever in this adaptation. Not only are they whitewashing yet another iconic Asian character, but that ferris wheel scene gives me the impression that they are pretty much going to be ignoring one of the biggest lesson's that Death Note's commercial success taught American distributors, that anime doesn't have to be an action-packed spectacle for audiences to enjoy it.
  4. Rothfuss XII: The Doors of Twitch

    That's an absurd comparison. And the board serves plenty of purposes.
  5. The dark underbelly of Facebook groups

    I'm definitely gonna need a link to that conversation.
  6. US Politics: Ask Fox News

  7. The dark underbelly of Facebook groups

    How much prep time does the reptile get?
  8. The dark underbelly of Facebook groups

    Okay, I've got a story. About a month ago I took part in a discussion on a feminist facebook page that I follow, where people were talking about a chapter in Lena Dunham's autobiography where she talks about looking at her sister's genitals when both girls were younger than ten. I made a comment basically saying that I've spent a lot of time working with children through CASA, and that this sort of behavior, while not really talked about very much due to taboos, is pretty normal for kids that age. Also that it's not possible for a child of seven to be a pedophile (as many were claiming). Now child abuse is obviously some heavy subject matter, but I thought I made a pretty reasonable response. Then about five minutes later a gentleman with a Gadsden flag as his profile picture posted about a dozen responses in a row calling me a liar, claiming I want to be a woman, decrying the hypocrisy of feminists, progressives, and liberalism in general, and personally accusing me of being a pedophile. I blocked him shortly after that, but apparently not before he found his way to my friends list, because the next day a number of my contacts received messages from him claiming that I "advocate child rape."
  9. Rothfuss XII: The Doors of Twitch

    Like I said before, I think it might make more sense to have separate threads for discussing Rothfuss and the Kingkiller novels. Of course, discussion of the novels seems to be dead, so maybe not...
  10. March Reading 2017

    Rereading Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy. This is one of those awesome books where no matter how many times I read it I always manage to take away something new.
  11. US Politics: Ask Fox News

    I literally thought that was a parody for the first 30 seconds.
  12. Catholocism?

    Oh I'm not saying that isn't an accurate interpretation of how one might view the religion. Also a little ironic given that the word "zombie" does indeed have religious connotations. In college I read a hypothetical descriptions of how aliens might describe Christianity, and it came out something like "A cult that practices ritual cannibalism while worshiping a virgin who was raped by a ghost." Of course the point of that was to illustrate how mainstream religion can sound just as bizarre to an outsider as something like West African Vodun and "zombies" can sound to us. The comment that I initially quoted came off more as flamebait than anything else.
  13. Catholocism?

    I believe the comment about insults being hurled at Catholics referred to this: I'm not really a religious person, but the phrasing in bold is pretty clearly meant to belittle the religion. I don't know if it qualifies as "hurling insults" but it is a little obnoxious, and hardly something that's going to be conducive to any meaningful discussion.
  14. Kong: Skull Island

    As a big, dumb, fun monster movie, I enjoyed it. But I don't really have an urge to buy it on BR or ever watch it again.
  15. March Reading 2017

    I'm like 6 chapters in to Too Like the Lightning. I think this might have been the wrong novel to try as an audio book, because I am completely fucking lost. I gave it four hours, about 20% of the book, now I'm bailing. Maybe I'll come back and try it again with am actual physical book someday. It's a shame, I've heard nothing but good things from a number of readers that I respect about this book.