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  1. Person of Interest - Only 13 Episodes Left [SPOILERS]

    Those of you that don't automatically record the show with your DVR probably need to be aware that next week we are getting three new episodes. ETA: Here's the schedule for the remainder of the season. "A More Perfect Union" May 23 "QSO May 24 "Reassortment" May 24 "Sotto Voce" May 30 "The Day the World Went Away" May 31 "Synecdoche" June 7 ".exe" June 14, "Return 0"June 21
  2. I watched the first three or four episodes. I liked the pilot quite a bit, but the next 2-3 episodes didn't really capitalize on what I thought was a pretty good premise. I am still recording it, and may go back to it at some point and give it another chance. But for now... I'm off it.
  3. Am I the only person who doesn't like watermelon?

    +1 for salting your watermelon. A touch of salt is also good on cantaloupe. I've been known to sprinkle a bit of pepper on it too.
  4. Yeah, $3 is a pretty good price. I'd jump on board and try out a couple for that.
  5. Tor didn't mention the price point of these novellas, and that's a big deal for me. I won't pay the same price for a novella that I would pay for a 400-plus page novel. That's why I have not read Patrick Rothfuss's Slow Regard of Silent Things and probably never will. I'm not going to pay $8 for a 170-something page book when I could around that same price (or less) and get a book of comparable quality, but that gives me a lot more bang for my entertainment dollar.
  6. This is a pretty interesting article. It makes sense, but, personally,I don't think I'll be shying away from big novels anytime soon.
  7. I hadn't heard of that book before, but I just checked it out and the blurb looks pretty interesting. I take it you would endorse the book?
  8. I'm only passingly familiar with the allegations against Bradley. Are they substantiated other than in the claims that her daughter made in the blog post?
  9. Football: Hotspur's Fox Hunt

    I figured Benteke was sure to be sold this summer. Coutino and Firmino are fine offensive players, but they're not strikers. I just assume Sturridge will be out for long stretches and I don't see Origi and Ings as the best long-term options for those times. As for defense, they've got a good center back coming in. Between Matip, Lovren, Sakho, Kolo and Skrtle; I think that's fine. Moreno does need to be replaced; and a new keeper would be great.
  10. Football: Hotspur's Fox Hunt

    They're fine as third options, but I'd rather have someone more proven when Sturridge breaks down.
  11. Football: Hotspur's Fox Hunt

    And a striker, please. For when Sturridge inevitably gets hurt.
  12. New Star Trek Series on CBS

    If you start watching Person of Interest on Netflix, you really need to give it until the second season before it gets really good. The first season is sort of a take off of the procedural format, but it slowly breaks from that and does a lot of cool stuff with the characters. It was almost like the showrunners had to pitch it as a procedural to get it on in the first place, but they moved away from that little by little. I never saw the Limitless movie either, but based on what I saw of the first season; I don't think it is a continuation or anything.
  13. New Star Trek Series on CBS

    Person of Interest (which just began it's final season this week) and Limitless (which just wrapped up its first season last week) are both on CBS and both two of the best shows on television right now. They are easily the two best shows on broadcast TV right now, although admittedly that is a very low bar. Person of Interest is criminally underrated as a SFF show, in my opinion.
  14. Person of Interest - Only 13 Episodes Left [SPOILERS]

    I feel like this should be a spoiler thread, shouldn't it? We should be able to discuss the first episode in here without spoiler tags, right?
  15. So, Wert posted this in another thread and it got me to thinking... Do you think the perceived need to be active on social media is a deterrent for some writers? And, how effective do you think having a good social media presence is at selling more books? With me, personally, I have seen it make a big difference over the past few years. Here's some examples: A few years ago, I bought and read Mark Lawrence's Prince of Thorns. I like the book well enough, but it didn't hook me quite enough so that I felt compelled to go out and read the next book in the series right away. So, as it happened, I moved on and read other things and time passed and after several months I never really thought much about going back to that series. Then, I started noticing more of his posts on here and from there started following him on Facebook and reading his posts on Reddit and sort of started to admire him that way. Which lead me to buy and read King of Thorns. And, I really liked that book a lot more than the first and I dove right into the third book after reading it. I can't say that I would never have gone back to Lawrence's trilogy were it not for his social media presence; but it definitely helped my decision to give the series another go. Also, short stories aren't really my thing. I don't find them as satisfying as novels. So, I rarely read them and I never actually pay money for them. Until recently, and all because two authors I respect a lot promoted them on social media. The purchases were Sharp Ends by Joe Abercrombie and Perfect State by Brandon Sanderson. In my mind, these two gents are the epitome of professional writers. And, because of that, I want to support their work. I only hold that opinion because of their social media presence. They post about their work and the process of writing and how they are actually getting shit done. And I respect the hell out of that, and it makes me more likely to buy whatever they are selling - even if it's something I normally wouldn't. On the other hand... there's Pat Rothfuss. I used to follow him on social media, but grew so frustrated with his apparent lack of work on Doors of Stone, that I stopped following him on everything. Because of what he was putting out there, it seemed like he was working on everything except finishing his series. It seemed like he was trying to shill any number of other projects and it just really turned me off. I pretty much got to the point where I don't want to hear anything from him until the book is finished. I will probably buy it as soon as it's released because I want to read that book, but I won't consider making any other purchases of his other stuff until then. What about the rest of you? Does the online persona of authors influence what you will and won't buy?