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    Boarders Writing a Novel Part 15

    New thread up.
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    Trailer Thread IV

    I mean, body-mass alone...
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    Trailer Thread IV

    The opening scene with the kid got me all excited that 20th Century Fox finally read one of my emails about doing a Predator vs Home Alone crossover...
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    is the WoT series worth reading

    Never read a word of it, and have no plans to. I've never read a word written by Robert Jordan, and only a single short story by Brandon Sanderson. And yet, for some reason, I've owned four different Wheel of Time books at varying points in my life. None of them were gifts.
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    May - Reading 2018 - Have another?

    Which one?
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    Bakker LIV - Soul Sphincter

    Only if it were preceded by two-hundred nearly empty pages, with the word "rape" perfectly centered in the middle of each otherwise blank page. And every time you turn a page the font gets larger and larger, until each letter fills a page. And then it abruptly stops with the words "And then the No-God showed up again and everyone died." on the final page. I mean, give the guy a little credit...
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    Bakker LIII - Sranc and File

    I am actually somewhat in awe of the mental gymnastics he must be doing to so thoroughly miss this point without deliberately trolling.
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    Rothfuss XIII: Fan Angst Live Stream

    Asked if Luna Lovegood was the inspiration for Auri.
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    Rothfuss XIII: Fan Angst Live Stream

    I know I've been the one lecturing everybody about this turning into a Rothfuss spite thread, but I am getting a bit of a kick out of how much this tweet must have pissed him off
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    Bakker LIII - Sranc and File

    IIRC what Bakker found so intriguing about the Baby Kellhus theory is that it somewhat mirrored Alia Atreides.
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    Rothfuss XIII: Fan Angst Live Stream

    What is this, 4chan? I agree the intro to TSRoST is almost pathologically self-aggrandizing in the way that it explains to the reader why the book is supposed to be good, but are we really attacking the author now for having anxiety? Really?
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    US Politics: What Price Loyalty?

    I generally prefer to think of Trump as a nonsexual entity, because contemplating what turns him on feels kind of like staring into the oozing pustules of the abyss. That being said, I wouldn't be surprised if there was a highly sexual component to his infatuation with power, control, and authoritarianism. And I'm sure any attraction he might have to women of color, especially one who worked for him, would probably play into that. Somebody should really point out to Trump's base, btw, that of the last two presidents, the one with six children from four different women is the white guy. Well...white-ish.
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    US Politics: What Price Loyalty?

    His base? Depends... Was the housekeeper white?
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    US Politics: What Price Loyalty?

    Fair enough. Obama also said he believed marriage was between a man and a woman when he was running in 2008. But it feels different now. The GOP has so thoroughly capitulated to Trumpism that I don't think there is room in the party anymore for people like pre-2015 Rand Paul. The party needs a complete, ground-up rebuild. Remember the last Speaker of the House literally sang Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah as he announced his retirement? I can only imagine Paul Ryan cartwheeling out of the room when it's his time to go.
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    US Politics: What Price Loyalty?

    This is the man who started his presidential campaign in front of an aircraft carrier suggesting that we up the defense budget by almost two-hundred billion dollars, yes?
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    US Politics: What Price Loyalty?

    IMO, Obama should hop on twitter and take credit for putting up some of those Confederate statues. Trump will have the National Guard tearing them down by the weekend.
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    Rothfuss XIII: Fan Angst Live Stream

    Not my personal favorite story per se, but they are very well written and IMO represent some of the best prose in the genre atm. There are two-hundred pages or so of TWMF that are a bit tedious, but even those portions can be pretty entertaining on your first read through. The protagonist is a Mary Sue, and there's some debate on how deliberate that is on the part of the author. I would say they are worth reading, especially if you already own them, but tbh I have never understood the reluctance people have at starting an unfinished series. If that kind of thing bothers you then you should be aware, it really gets on people's nerves that the third book is taking so long, so expect it to be an issue.
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    Rothfuss XIII: Fan Angst Live Stream

    Rick and Morty is a show that takes insightful, deep science fiction concepts with rich characters, then mixes them with poop jokes, and still manages to come off as a little pretentious. Am I the only one who thinks Rothfuss may be uniquely qualified to write one?
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    Bakker LIII - Sranc and File

    Ditto.
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    US Politics: Free Trade, Freer Trade, and Nuclear War

    I think his proximity certainly hurt Hillary Clinton in the last election.
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    US Politics: Free Trade, Freer Trade, and Nuclear War

    Hardly to the same degree. Al Franken is gone, Anthony Weiner is in jail, Bill Clinton is a ghost these days. I think Republicans (that is to say, elected Republicans or those running for office) probably dislike Trump's behavior for the reaction he's producing in liberal/moderate voters far more than for the actions themselves. It's not just the number of people that hate him, so much as the degree of sheer animosity that he elicits from those who do. Republicans read their Machiavelli, and one thing they have always understood very well is that fear and anger will get people out to the polls like little else. Now a lot of that is being turned against them. Of course, you'll never hear them admit it. Because pissing off liberals is exactly what a large portion of his base loves so much about him. It all comes around though. We'll see how much applause his trolling gets after November.
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    Bakker LIII - Sranc and File

    Ok, I think I figured it out. The metatextual nature of the series, the six installments broken up into seven, the crash space of meaning, everything going black. I've definitely got it. R. Scott Bakker doesn't actually exist. It's a pen name for David Chase, and the entire series has been the secret seventh season of The Sopranos. I know, sounds crazy, right? Well, that's only R. Scott Chase's genius-level, eighth dimension chess moves meant to weed out the unenlightened. If you read/watch closely, the evidence is all there. You see the No-God, AKA "Mog Pharuu," AKA "M.O.G." AKA "Members Only Guy" was the man in the Members Only Jacket from the final episode. The entire Second Apocalypse takes place in the split second before the screen goes black, ala An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge. It was all one of Tony's lucid dreams, albeit a very complex and intricate one. It was the "Second" Apocalypse, as the first came when he was shot by Junior at the beginning of season 6 and almost died. The disturbing sexual violence and troubling depictions of women are the result of the entire world being built in a split second within the psyche of a sociopath with some serious mommy issues. Still not convinced? Well, think about this... Look at a full-body picture of Steve Buscemi, and tell me what it is he most resembles. A head on a pole, right? Well, that's because the head on the pole was first portrayed by Buscemi. You see, the HOP in the Outside was in fact Tony Blundetto, waiting outside the House of the Damned that we see Tony S. "building" for himself throughout his dreams in seasons 4-6. The Heron Spear? Well, as we know, waterfowl is symbolic of Tony's feelings toward his family throughout the series. And the opening of the final season describes Meadow as "Khu" the third part of the soul that leaves the body after death, and as his guardian angel. Meadow would have been sitting next to Tony in the final scene, blocking MOG's approach, had it not been for her delay in parking. Meadow is the Heron Spear, the weapon that could have stopped the No-God, had it been present. I could go on, but why rob you of the journey. Reread, rewatch, and see for yourself. It's all there. Hint, Melfi is totally Mimara. TLDR: Kelmomas whacked Tony Soprano.
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    US Politics: March Madness

    Say what you want about Clinton, there was never a real worry that when he was impeached, he wouldn't go quietly. Ditto Bush the First when he was voted out. In a lot of ways, Trump is what Fox News accused Obama of being for all those years. A rogue President that is taking an ax to our institutions, inflaming racial tensions, and flagrantly ignoring the rule of law. The scariest part of the MW book was that one of the few people Trump will read about is Andrew Jackson. What happens when Agent Orange has his own "the court made the ruling, now let them enforce it" moment?
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    Rothfuss XIII: Fan Angst Live Stream

    Holy shit, what a monster!
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    U.S. Politics: The Ideas of Mueller

    If this were Reddit or Facebook I'd give odds on that one being a Russian troll. More likely it's a semi-regular poster logging in from an alternate IP to stir up drama or argue with themselves.
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