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"The best antidote to a culture shifting to bad behavior is to re-normalize good behavior." Seth Godin

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Another trick I have is to work all your muscles at once (make yourself a hard board), hold that for a few seconds, then relax completely, make your body all soft. Do this a couple of times, I notice sleep becomes easier afterwards (doesn't work 100% of the time, though)

And Eli, nice to see your 'turned corner' :)

I've been getting angry and annoyed randomly, without specific causes (or disproportionally to the cause). I need to realise what I can and can't control again.

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A little Hatred
Oooooh were you in one of his Waterstone's events?

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I'm a warlock :D


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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: What are you currently reading?
« on: September 19, 2019, 03:49:37 PM »
Hey @Justan Henner, look above, praise ;D 8)

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: What are you currently reading?
« on: September 19, 2019, 10:08:36 AM »
Finished Turning Darkness Into Light by Marie Brennan and it is super good.
Is that her new series?
Did you read the Lady Trent books, how do they compare?

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: Ebooks (and Readers) > Physical books
« on: September 19, 2019, 08:06:35 AM »
I still find bookstores charming. Just came out of Barnes and Noble store here and just browsing books on shelves is a fantastic way to kill time.

I did the same thing yesterday while waiting for my wife to pick me up :) Bookstores are nostalgic and great places for killing time.
And if everybody just did that, they'll soon vanish, sorry >:( Rent and overheads aren't paid in nostalgic feelings ::)

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General Discussion / Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« on: September 18, 2019, 03:41:00 PM »
It does make sense, and I felt similarly when I visited a couple of years ago.

I also remember when I went to Ireland about 15 years ago (maybe more), and I went to Dublin and then Belfast. In Belfast a guy saw me with a map and started chatting, and I told him how Belfast felt both british and irish. When he asked me how, I said that it had the british order and way of doing things but with an irish feeling and sentiment, and he laughed :)

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« on: September 18, 2019, 12:12:06 PM »
Wow, an interview with a fantasy author in a mainstream newspaper!

Joe Abercrombie in the Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/sep/17/joe-abercrombie-you-can-get-women-into-any-story-if-you-think-about-it-for-10-seconds

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General Discussion / Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« on: September 18, 2019, 09:47:35 AM »
Yes, I wasn't questioning the ability to feel like you belong in a country, it was more the idea that you had to choose a single one.

For me, feeling portuguese or british (or english, or even in my case, yorkshire lass hehe), has got to do with ways of doing things, things you enjoy, where you feel comfortable, where you have your friends, food you like and a bunch of other things hard to define. It doesn't prevent 'multiple feelings'.

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*waves magic wand back at mage* ;D

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General Discussion / Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« on: September 18, 2019, 07:58:45 AM »
Is it really so difficult for people to imagine that a person may feel they belong to 2 countries, that they have points in common with 2 countries?
I know that most don't have the experience, but can't they just accept it?

This morning on the radio the polish embassador to the UK was being interviewed, and the interviewer was asking him about the polish people that have lived here in the UK for many years, that they didn't know if they were polish or british: can't they be both, feel both? I certainly feel both portuguese and british! British certainly has a higher %, but I'm not reneging my portuguese heritage (unlike my sister).

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Sometimes we have to consciously get away from situations and things we do that are harming us. It's difficult because it's become a habit, but then I realise that what I feel afterwards isn't very nice, so I've been trying... but  oh so difficult

For me it's reading some people's twitters - about 95% of them make me angry and annoyed and seeing the world through a very negative lens, so I'm trying not to read at all (since I can't know which ones are 'nice' before reading)

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: Ebooks (and Readers) > Physical books
« on: September 18, 2019, 07:49:47 AM »
ebooks are IN the future, they're not the future ;D

Yet print books are remarkably tenacious. It really looks like the future will be print books, ebooks, and audiobooks.
This.

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: What are you currently reading?
« on: September 16, 2019, 12:50:24 PM »
Finished Locke Lamora. Looking for a new one. Should I continue Gentleman Bastards? I heard that they are going downhill after first book?
Well, I liked book 2 better than book 1 (shoot me!)
It's got PIRATES :D LADY pirates 8)

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