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Re: Miscellaneous Musings
« Reply #315 on: April 01, 2015, 03:28:01 PM »
Does Celsius 232.777 sound as good as Fahrenheit 451?
No.
QED, friends. QED.
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Re: Miscellaneous Musings
« Reply #316 on: April 01, 2015, 03:33:40 PM »
Does Celsius 232.777 sound as good as Fahrenheit 451?
No.
QED, friends. QED.
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I think I have that book on my shelf. Never read it. Clearly the reason for that is my subconscious hatred of Fahrenheit.

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Re: Miscellaneous Musings
« Reply #317 on: April 01, 2015, 11:09:37 PM »
Does Celsius 232.777 sound as good as Fahrenheit 451?
No.
QED, friends. QED.
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Bear in mind my friend that Ray Bradbury was an American author, so therefore used that scale. Suzanne Vega did the same thing with her song 99.9 Degrees. I do have to admit that it sounds better, though. I just can't get my head around using that scale. Was a real bugger over there, I had to keep converting it mentally to work out how hot or cold it was going to be.
I will expand your TBR pile.

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Re: Miscellaneous Musings
« Reply #318 on: April 08, 2015, 09:26:46 PM »
I have just discovered that just by being with my electricity provider I'm getting reward points, and I can exchange those points by vouchers that I can use.... in the bookshop!!!! ;D
And I still haven't used all my birthday/christmas book gift cards!

And linking to the previous post: my car today showed 20 degrees outside :o I think the last time I saw that here was last August, or something ;D
(next week it'll go down to more normal values for the season, but for now I'm enjoying the sun 8))
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Re: Miscellaneous Musings
« Reply #319 on: April 08, 2015, 10:31:43 PM »
Does Celsius 232.777 sound as good as Fahrenheit 451?
No.
QED, friends. QED.
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Bear in mind my friend that Ray Bradbury was an American author, so therefore used that scale. Suzanne Vega did the same thing with her song 99.9 Degrees. I do have to admit that it sounds better, though. I just can't get my head around using that scale. Was a real bugger over there, I had to keep converting it mentally to work out how hot or cold it was going to be.

And "99 Red Balloons" by Nena is ninety-nine in any language, thank goodness.
Oh, wait, that's "Neunundneunzig Luftballons""


 ??? My head hurts
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Re: Miscellaneous Musings
« Reply #320 on: April 09, 2015, 12:30:47 AM »
Does Celsius 232.777 sound as good as Fahrenheit 451?
No.
QED, friends. QED.
  8)

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Bear in mind my friend that Ray Bradbury was an American author, so therefore used that scale. Suzanne Vega did the same thing with her song 99.9 Degrees. I do have to admit that it sounds better, though. I just can't get my head around using that scale. Was a real bugger over there, I had to keep converting it mentally to work out how hot or cold it was going to be.

And "99 Red Balloons" by Nena is ninety-nine in any language, thank goodness.
Oh, wait, that's "Neunundneunzig Luftballons""


 ??? My head hurts
The actual name of the song is Neun und neunzig luft balloons. Xi could probably give us a proper translation, but my own high school German tells me that's 99 air balloons. The red balloon thing only came in when they did an English translation. I actually think the song sounds better in German than the English translation, and I'm pretty sure both versions were chart toppers down here all those years ago in 1984.
I will expand your TBR pile.

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Re: Miscellaneous Musings
« Reply #321 on: April 09, 2015, 12:37:49 AM »
Does Celsius 232.777 sound as good as Fahrenheit 451?
No.
QED, friends. QED.
  8)

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Bear in mind my friend that Ray Bradbury was an American author, so therefore used that scale. Suzanne Vega did the same thing with her song 99.9 Degrees. I do have to admit that it sounds better, though. I just can't get my head around using that scale. Was a real bugger over there, I had to keep converting it mentally to work out how hot or cold it was going to be.

And "99 Red Balloons" by Nena is ninety-nine in any language, thank goodness.
Oh, wait, that's "Neunundneunzig Luftballons""


 ??? My head hurts
The actual name of the song is Neun und neunzig luft balloons. Xi could probably give us a proper translation, but my own high school German tells me that's 99 air balloons. The red balloon thing only came in when they did an English translation. I actually think the song sounds better in German than the English translation, and I'm pretty sure both versions were chart toppers down here all those years ago in 1984.
Darn Internet, for wrong German spelling earlier.

Per Wikipedia, we should be saying: 99 Luftballons

Because it makes so much difference.  :)
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Re: Miscellaneous Musings
« Reply #322 on: April 09, 2015, 12:39:53 AM »
Does Celsius 232.777 sound as good as Fahrenheit 451?
No.
QED, friends. QED.
  8)

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the Fahrenheiters
Bear in mind my friend that Ray Bradbury was an American author, so therefore used that scale. Suzanne Vega did the same thing with her song 99.9 Degrees. I do have to admit that it sounds better, though. I just can't get my head around using that scale. Was a real bugger over there, I had to keep converting it mentally to work out how hot or cold it was going to be.

And "99 Red Balloons" by Nena is ninety-nine in any language, thank goodness.
Oh, wait, that's "Neunundneunzig Luftballons""


 ??? My head hurts
The actual name of the song is Neun und neunzig luft balloons. Xi could probably give us a proper translation, but my own high school German tells me that's 99 air balloons. The red balloon thing only came in when they did an English translation. I actually think the song sounds better in German than the English translation, and I'm pretty sure both versions were chart toppers down here all those years ago in 1984.
Darn Internet, for wrong German spelling earlier.

Per Wikipedia, we should be saying: 99 Luftballons

Because it makes so much difference.  :)
Well, it kind of does when you just add in a random colour that the original song writer never had in it.
I will expand your TBR pile.

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Re: Miscellaneous Musings
« Reply #323 on: April 09, 2015, 07:33:28 AM »
It's what happens when you translate things from the original, in any medium :P

Ahhh Nena... my teenage years ;D

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Re: Miscellaneous Musings
« Reply #324 on: April 09, 2015, 06:21:54 PM »
Edit: argh, I'm becoming the battleground between @Nighteyes and @Jmacyk: just noticed my new customised title :D

And yet another one! ;D
I'm so glad I added the disclaimer to my signature 8)
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Re: Miscellaneous Musings
« Reply #325 on: April 15, 2015, 05:16:29 PM »
Do you think Mark Lawrence  “The Red Sister Trilogy” First Book will be Called Princess of....
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« Reply #326 on: April 16, 2015, 10:04:40 AM »
Do you think Mark Lawrence  “The Red Sister Trilogy” First Book will be Called Princess of....
Thorns of the Princess if you ask me.  :P ;)
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Re: Miscellaneous Musings
« Reply #327 on: April 16, 2015, 11:00:14 AM »
How about:

Sister of the Bloody Road
Sister of the Bloodier Road
Sister of the Bloodiest Damn Road
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Re: Miscellaneous Musings
« Reply #328 on: April 16, 2015, 11:24:48 AM »
How about:

Sister of the Bloody Road
Sister of the Bloodier Road
Sister of the Bloodiest Damn Road

Sister of the bloody Goat!

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Re: Miscellaneous Musings
« Reply #329 on: April 18, 2015, 03:55:44 PM »
hehehe
And to show I'm impartial, I'm currently reading a book where a goat is a key character and I've just bought 2 books featuring dragons ;D
(wolfs will come later, I'm sure)

Great day, because in the charity shop where I volunteer there are never 'good books' (i.e. fantasy), but today someone made a donation and I caught 2 even before they hit the shelves: Naomi Novik's Temeraire, which had been recommended to me here.
I got that one and number 2 in the series - they also got 3 and 4, but I didn't get them this time... should I?
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