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  1. Thanks, guys. Pod, this was helpful. Skyscanner via GoToGate pulled up some KLM times that weren't showing up on my other searches. I was then able to just buy those flights on the KLM website. I mean, it was still ridiculously expensive. I could have flown from the US to Europe for the same price. But oh well, I guess the Finns and Greeks must hate each other and thus I am paying for it with my ticket price. Coming in Wednesday and leaving Sunday afternoon. BTW, do we have a master list of all the BwB that are attending?
  2. Seriously, why is it so hard to get flights from Athens to Helsinki?? Everything takes like 14 hours. I've tried all the major travel websites. Do any of you Euro folks have any ideas for the best airline to use (that is reasonably inexpensive)?
  3. Noooo! Don't do it, unless 1) you are independently wealthy and don't need a job, or 2) its a field that easily transfers outside of academia. And I mean really easily, like Chemistry or Engineering or something. Being in academia, I highly recommend NOT getting a PhD.
  4. Thanks for finding that thread, aoife. I keep a baseball bat in my bedroom and have for the last few years, all because of the towel story. Whenever I hear a scary noise and reach for it, my first thought is always Lord oBones naked in his bathroom, girding his loins. I reckon Bonesy would get a kick out of that.
  5. I feel like I need to drop about 753 F-bombs in Bonesy's honor, as a salute from the board.
  6. This board needs Lord of Bones. I am speechless and so upset.
  7. This sucks so bad.
  8. Lord of Bones, we beseech you! Get well soon!
  9. This is so fucked up. I hope she's home with you now, Mormont. Please let her know we are thinking of her.
  10. For Dramatic Performance, I highly recommend Cleverman. It's an Australian tv show that came out in 2016. It's on Netflix, so no excuses, go watch it! It's a dystopia that tackles the fraught history between Aborigines and white Australians (think District 9), and it turns Aborigine Dreamtime stories into a kind of superhero story. It's got great character development and focus on family interactions, creepy monsters, a very authentic-seeming grounding in social-history. WETA was involved, Sundance TV, and Ser Jorah Mormont is in it! It was fricking awesome. Here's the trailer.
  11. Everyone on FB is going on about how crying-apalooza they are right now. Must have been a pretty awesome speech. And yes, I am not surprised about the Trump thing at all. This is the guy who covers all his mistakes by suing people and making them go away.
  12. No. Go away.
  13. Larrytheimp, I've not come across Cynthia Voight before. The Kindle version of Jackaroo has a pretty steep price, but it's got a romantic masked hero saving the day? Catnip, right there. Kair, And I Darken has gotten some rave reviews, but I haven't read it yet because it looks absolutely brutal. Is there any light at the end of the tunnel? Xray, I still have to read both Crooked Kingdom and The Call. Thanks for reminding me!
  14. For the life of me, I can't find an actual Young Adult discussion thread, other than the 'series recommendation' one. I guess that means we need a thread for discussing all things Young Adult, although I hope we will focus on speculative fiction. I'll start. Over in the Best Reads of 2016 thread, I posted this: These are the best Young Adult books I read this year: Corinne Duyvis, On the Edge of Gone Franny Billinsley, Chime Hugh Howey, Sand Omnibus Melissa Landers, Starflight Kathy MacMillan, The Sword and the Verse Marie Rutkowski, Winner's Kiss Alison Goodman, The Dark Days Club Maggie Stiefvater, The Raven King Libba Bray, Lair of Dreams Robin Mckinley, Chalice Have you guys read any good YA lately, and why's it good?
  15. Also, Barrayar has a phenomenal ending. It makes you want to bow down to Cordelia.