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  • Birthday 02/11/1989

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  1. Pictionary - A Collection of Beautiful Drawings

    I, SerStinger, hosted the sixth pictionary. The players: Pebbles Turinqui-Calima Lily Valley Kobayashi Maru Castellan DreamSongs DaniSnowborn TheBlackBear HimOfManyFaces Buckwheat KingGendry Ser Lany Cassandra Pebble's chain: Castellan wrote: There are two erections in this drawing, one is a tower and one belongs to Jaime, you know the story, but why Bran is carrying a sword, a cape and strange horned headgear while he climbs, and is attached by a long line to a stone on the ground, I cannot say. Turinqui-Calima’s Chain: Lily Valley’s chain Kobayashi Maru’s chain Castellan’s chain DreamSongs’s chain DaniSnowborn’s chain Leonardo’s chain The BlackBear’s chain: KingGendry’s chain: HimOfManyFaces’s chain Buckwheat’s chain
  2. Nobel Literature Prize Speculation - 2016 Edition

    Why are the odds on Ian McEwan so low? Doesn't he have much of a chance?
  3. Nobel Literature Prize Speculation - 2016 Edition

    Have you guys looked at the website The Literary Saloon? The author speculates that Ngugi wa Thiong'o and Joyce Carol Oates are among the final five authors considered for the prize. This claim is based on the betting movements. Here's the link: Personally, I have a feeling that Ngugi is someone who just fits the bill for Nobel Prize, I wouldn't be a bit surprised if he wins this year.
  4. Nobel Literature Prize Speculation - 2016 Edition

    My impression of Nobel is that retiring is a bad thing to do to get the prize. I might be wrong though.
  5. Nobel Literature Prize Speculation - 2016 Edition

    I'm not saying the controversy is stopping them, I'm saying they agree with it. It's not really snubbing if they think it's true. Pinter was controversial too. Although I believe Pinter is so great that his name honors Nobel more than the other way around, I'm sure the academy welcomes the kind of controversy he brought with him. No, it's not the controversy, it's that they hate Roth. Like the man-booker prize judge who resigned out of anger when Roth won in 2011.
  6. Nobel Literature Prize Speculation - 2016 Edition

    Philip Roth is one of my literary heroes, and nothing would make me happier than seeing him win (unless a "genre"writer wins, or even someone for something which expands the definition of literature, a songwriter, a blogger, a screenplay writer, whatever, but I'm not even hoping for that, I'm not that stupid). However, I think the reason for the academy not giving him the price is simple. They don't like his works. I don't think it's bias. In the recent years I don't know of any politically incorrect writers to have won recently, Roth is very controversial, and not in the way the academy welcomes it. He's been called a self-hating Jew, a misogynist, hater, things like that. Although I strongly disagree with all of these criticisms, I feel that the academy judges are just the type of the snobbish intellectuals who would agree with these criticisms. I hope I'm proven wrong though.
  7. Nobel Literature Prize Speculation - 2016 Edition

    Sorry for double post
  8. The Best in Historical Fiction

    I really love Hillary Mantle. She deserves both her Man Booker Prizes. Also Sir Walter Scott is a must since he's the father of the genre.
  9. Which word in Westeros bothers you?

    They are basically the same thing though, they are milking parts too. :P
  10. Which word in Westeros bothers you?

    Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation.
  11. Which word in Westeros bothers you?

    I remember nuncle was in our linguism 1 exam asking us it was an example of which usual lingual shift. I have forgotten the stupid scientific term for it but the word was created when some English people misheard "an uncle" as "a nuncle" and the word was coined, so the shift is the one where a word's head is shoved into another one's ass. (So lets call it Hanckock Procedure). Now the point is, I hated the instructor, the exam, and the fact that a literature student was forced to take an unrelated course. Every time I read "nuncle" I was reminded of that dreadful course. So, although the rest of you might dislike the sound of "nuncle", I'm the one who has a history of personal grudge against it.