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Hehe how old are you?
I only started running in my 40s (I'm 49), and never did more than 5k. It's for fitness and health only, but I like to track my times.

Your run location sounds fab!! Funnily enough, I always thought you were Brit ;D

I've just finished watching episode 2, and there have been so many great scenes in these two...

I loved Brienne becoming a Ser!
Dany and Sansa chatting and almost friends, after the clash of last week... until the future of the North is mentioned.
All the conversations before the battle...
And the big revelation of Jon, of course - will that make a difference to the battle?

Ooooh I didn't think anybody knew them!

I'm not working today either :D
I finished painting the shed, and then I went walking, up to the local landmark around here: it's just under 4km each way, although going there is always up!
I now have a little blister, drats >:(

Edit: I forgot to say I saw baby lambs on the way, they were on the field of a local farm :-*

4 people voted, just over a week left. Votes spread...

I was wavering between 2 stories, in the end chose with emotion :)

Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: What are you currently reading?
« on: April 22, 2019, 08:42:25 AM »
Just realized God of Broken Things isn't available yet...Hmmm.
Nope, only published in June :)

Well, the weather here has been better than in Portugal ;D
Have a good trip home!

Easter in the SB household:
* 5k run, beating my record of the last 2 years (33'38" 8))
* painting fence in back garden
* chocolate and TV

Oh the days before the internet...
You wanted something, you went into a shop and asked for it.
Now you start looking online, reading reports, reviews, and getting thoroughly confused about it ::)

I want to buy a simple record player, to play my old vinyl records from my teenage years. I saw a couple of promotions on HMV yesterday at the shop, but checking online it seems the products are bad and will ruin my records: now I don't know if that's the opinion of music purists, or if that's true in general...

I am sure a HMV record player will play your old Bros vinyls fine.
When I eventually went back there, they only had the model I didn't like, a couple of the options were out of stock and another had gone back to being more expensive than I wanted to pay.
Today I bought one from John Lewis, basic-mid range - it'll arrive next week!

I will be able to play my albums from different eras (80s and 90s): Nik Kershaw, Wham, Dead Can Dance, Cocteau Twins, Wim Mertens... :D

Oh I just posted on the other thread, hehe
@Lanko's back! Yay!

I'm very sorry to hear things haven't been good for you - I do hope it improves soon. And my PM inbox is always open :)

It's been quite quiet and calm here, to be honest. Personally, calm and quiet in my life too, which I think is a good thing: enjoying the small things, no major plans...

As you can see, the last few months' contests didn't have that many stories, and in the Feb fan fiction month everybody won! And Xia April fooled us this month by choosing that theme for real (even me, when he asked ;D)

[APR 2019] Erotica / Re: [Apr 2019] - Erotica - Discussion Thread
« on: April 19, 2019, 07:53:20 AM »
@Lanko's back! We want Lanko's stories!

I just read this article:

Ian McEwan’s latest novel, Machines Like Me, is a fiction about science – specifically, artificial intelligence. It is set in an alternative reality where Alan Turing does not kill himself but invents the internet instead; where JFK is never assassinated and Margaret Thatcher’s premiership ends with the beginning of the Falklands war. The near future of the real world becomes the present of the novel, giving McEwan the space to explore prescient what-ifs: what if a robot could think like a human, or human intelligence could not tell the difference between itself and AI?

Machines Like Me is not, however, science fiction, at least according to its author. “There could be an opening of a mental space for novelists to explore this future,” McEwan said in a recent interview, “not in terms of travelling at 10 times the speed of light in anti-gravity boots, but in actually looking at the human dilemmas.” There is, as many readers noticed, a whiff of genre snobbery here, with McEwan drawing an impermeable boundary between literary fiction and science fiction, and placing himself firmly on the respectable side of the line.

I hate how so many people still think that SF and Fantasy as for children, that they don't make you think, have important/key subjects (the "human dilemmas" that Ian mentions), that they don't make you more tolerant, make you laugh and cry and root for or hate the characters!

It's unbelievable how many people watch "Game of Thrones" but highlight 'they don't like fantasy'.

And I bet that those that say these things haven't read a single SFF book in their lives >:(

Nice, both of you :D
Have lots of fun!

Didn't realize @CameronJohnston  was a published author. I must be blind and dumb having seen those books in his signature and still not making the connection. Duh!

Will read Traitor God this week....
hehehe @Bender, you should, it's a really great book!

@JMack, you know what's coming ;D

And yes, so sad the burning...
I was hearing this morning that the spire was already a late reconstruction of the original medieval one, so they can reconstruct again and make the 21st century also part of the cathedral's history.

General Discussion / Re: Ask a Brit/American what this means
« on: April 15, 2019, 03:44:27 PM »
Through a couple of TV series I've come to realise that in the US, paramedics/ambulances aren't linked with Hospitals, they're linked with firefighters instead??
That doesn't make much sense, does it??

[APR 2019] Erotica / Re: [Apr 2019] - Erotica - Discussion Thread
« on: April 15, 2019, 01:04:20 PM »
When I checked back in to see what the theme was out of curiousity, this was not what I was expecting...
Does this mean you'll give it a try? ;D

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