Ghjhero

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  1. MLB Offseason: Countdown to 2124

    6 outs to go...
  2. MLB Offseason: Countdown to 2124

    He is going to get deported! Bigly! #AmericaFirst What a great game it was though! I love the atmosphere from the Dominican fans there! I just wish the level level of enthusiasm existed here. I love seeing their passion for the game!
  3. MLB Offseason: Countdown to 2124

    Yeah if we can't win with this lineup, it'll be an embarrassment.
  4. MLB Offseason: Countdown to 2124

    Does anyone know of a way to livestream the WBC? I'm currently at college where we don't get MLBN and I'm trying to find a way to work around that.
  5. Looking for WWI or WWII Book Recommendations

    Ok thanks! Im not too much for podcasts, but ill check it out! That is really interesting. Throughout much of the book i kept thinking to myself, "How on earth did Germany lose this thing???". I got me wondering what Europe would have looked like had they won the war, i think it's probable WW2 would have been prevented, at least in the manner that it unfolded.
  6. Looking for WWI or WWII Book Recommendations

    So I recently finished The Guns of August and I thought it was fantastic! What book might be considered a sequel of sorts? I know it stalemates in the trenches from here on out, which sounds to be about as boring as it gets. So would it be better to find a book that details the end of the War? I would like to know how and why Germany lost in the end. What does the Board recommend to someone who wants to learn more about The War to End All Wars?
  7. First Fantasy Book or Series

    I might wait another year or two before he reads this series, but as a middle schooler the Mortal Engines quartet was (and still is) one of my favorite SFF series of all time. It doesn't get talked about as much as it should imo. It does have some parts that might be scary for an 8 year old, but overall I think it's a fantastic YA series.
  8. Star Wars Rogue One: Now With Less Rouge

    These rumors were debunked by the producers I believe.
  9. U.S. Politics 2016: It Can't Happen Here

    Perhaps she is wrong, but this woman here seems to be suggesting this is normal for every presidential inauguration? Is it possible this issue is being overblown?
  10. Star Wars Rogue One: Now With Less Rouge

    Didn't Orwell explore this possibility in 1984 with the old man who they questioned about the old days and the men in top hats? It seems to me that Orwell at least seemed to think a reality of this kind was certainly possible. I don't think it would be too crazy for something like this to happen. The rewriting of history is nothing foreign to our own world. Once you get enough people believing a lie, soon you'll start to wonder if you're really the crazy one who is misremembering events.
  11. Wrinkle in Time Series

    Woah, i really need to go back and reread these books. I have no memory about a nuclear attack happening at all.
  12. Looking for WWI or WWII Book Recommendations

    Just to clarify, are your comments here about The Guns of August or another book? I'm so glad I found this thread, I have read a decent amount of WWII books and am always looking to add to my total. Some books I would recommend would be Milkweed- dealing with the affairs of a (Jewish/gypsie? sorry its been a while since i read it) boy in the Warsaw ghetto, fiction I believe, but heart wrenching nonetheless. Night by Elie Wiesel should be considered THE book about the Holocaust, a must read of a glimpse into the very worst of the humanity. I also liked the Zion Covenant series by Bodie Thoene. It centers around a group of Jews escaping Germany and covers the time during the lead up to WWII. The author is very Christian and this can be seen in her writing, so that might be a slight turn off if you aren't interested in being drowned in Bible verses. Still I would recommend the series very much. Great historical detail and full of characters you can relate to. Battle of Midway by Ira Peck is probably the reason I am obsessed with WWII as I am. It was one of the very first books I read as a kid and has kept me going since. It covers the events leading up to and the Battle of Midway itself in fascinating detail for a book as small as it is. The last book I have for you right now is Flags of Our Fathers by James Bradley is a great read. If I am not mistaken, the author is the son of one of the soldiers who raised the iconic flag on Iwo Jima. The book centers on the stories of the men in that photograph, what happened to them before, during and after the battle. It is a really powerful book, especially in the case of Ira Hayes concerning what happened to him after the war. These are just the titles I have to suggest off the top of my head. Once I am done with finals and get home I'll be sure to check my bookshelves and see what else I have forgotten!
  13. Boarders Writing a Novel Part 15

    Thanks guys! This absolutely my biggest challenge at the moment. Between classes, parties, papers etc... It is really hard to find a quiet moment to zone in and really get to work. Last night was only the second chance I had to write since I started it in October. I hope I get some more time over Christmas break, but we will see. I think I'll stick to Word for now, if it aint broke don't fix it!
  14. Boarders Writing a Novel Part 15

    Ok, here we go. I've finally started to write something. I hesitate to call it a novel, short story or whatever cause I am not really sure where it is going to end up, I'm just going to see what happens. I started writing it using Microsoft Word as i have for any other writing assignment I have had to do for school over the years. Before I got too far in I wanted to ask if Word was the best program for writing long creative works on. Are there other applications ya'll would recommend that you have found helpful? Any other tips that you think would be helpful for a new writer would be greatly appreciated!
  15. Great Ordeal Feedback

    Bakker, I just saw you have a PoN TV deal in the works. Is there anything more you can say about that? I'd have to imagine a more mature medium such as HBO would let make sense in order to tell the story as it is. How much would you plan to be involved in production to hold the show true to the source material? I'm a huge book snob myself and I'm sure any changes, however minor, would be discussed to death over here haha. I hope it works out!