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Was there about 9 years ago. Found Istanbul fascinating. Haggia Sophia very interesting.  Blue Mosque gorgeous. Topkapi palace excellent to visit. Food great, though we ate something that ate us back.

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I hated it. I don't mind a reluctant hero, but this series has a whining, crying, bitching, and moaning protagonist. It was an endless stream of, "Why me? I don't want to do this. Oh, woe is me."

I loved it. But one trilogy was enough. I did read the second trilogy back in the day, but remember only that it took away from the first.

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Fantasy Movies, Comic Books & Video Games / Re: Anime Favorites
« on: September 10, 2019, 11:38:15 PM »
https://youtu.be/fLaBzPPF4cU

Ballad of Fallen Angels

Amazing!

God, I love Cowboy Bebop

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Send help! I'm being eaten alive by mosquitoes at dusk :o >:(

Also, we were ready to drive somewhere this afternoon, my dad tried to start the car and nothing happened! Battery dead, he had to call the auto club for assistance, at least they didn't take long hehe

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Just a single 12-ounce bottle of beer can make you more attractive to the insects, one study found. But even though researchers had suspected this was because drinking increases the amount of ethanol excreted in sweat, or because it increases body temperature, neither of these factors were found to correlate with mosquito landings, making their affinity for drinkers something of a mystery.
Read more: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/why-do-mosquitoes-bite-some-people-more-than-others-10255934/#7kaRBb24qvkoOAv2.99

So glad I could help.  8)

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I loved the first trilogy of Thomas Covenant. It was very imaginative with a great premise. Many people pull back from the book because we’re asked to not only identify with a flawed hero but one responsible for a truly heinous act.  It the trilogy is based on redemption, and I really bought into it. Meanwhile there are many wonders and great side characters. I recommend it.

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Alright, folks. Requesting a little moral support here to get my butt in gear and do some quality writing.
Threats and suggestions are all welcome.

Biggest problem right now? It’s sooooooop beautiful out here on the back deck under another day of gorgeous blue skies. And there’s a bottle of hard ginger-apple cider in the fridge...

All this will go away if you don't write at least 5 pages per day for the next few days  ::)

And all of you will disappear like black dust from snapping fingers...
Oh my  :(

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Alright, folks. Requesting a little moral support here to get my butt in gear and do some quality writing.
Threats and suggestions are all welcome.

Biggest problem right now? It’s sooooooop beautiful out here on the back deck under another day of gorgeous blue skies. And there’s a bottle of hard ginger-apple cider in the fridge...

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I know this is supposed to be Fantasy, SF, etc... but, we’ve recently watched these, and I’d recommend to anyone:

> The Sapphires: cute movie, fun music, 4 aboriginal girls form a band and perform for soldiers in Vietnam Nam
> The Insult: Lebanese movie about a Christian and a Palestinian who get into a petty argument and almost re-start the civil war. Fascinating, tense.
> Woman at War: Icelandic movie about a one-woman crusade of eco-sabotage against heavy industry. Marvelous.
> Biggest Little Farm: documentary about turning a dead farm in California into an Eden. Beautiful.
> The Shoplifters: Japanese film about a family of petty criminals. Always surprising. Rewards patience.

> The Art of Racing in the Rain. Drivel. Do not waste your time or money.

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Non-Fantasy Books / Re: Your top 3 Classics
« on: September 08, 2019, 09:56:55 PM »
1. Bleak House, Charles Dickens
2. East of Eden, John Steinbeck
3. Short Stories of William Faulkner

Hasn’t changed.
Though if I expanded to five...

4. Lord of the Rings
5. Complete Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins

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General Discussion / Re: Friday Night Music Thread
« on: September 08, 2019, 09:55:00 PM »
Found this just now. Never heard of this band, but I like it!

https://youtu.be/zFb86yrodxE


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General Discussion / Re: Motorbikes
« on: September 08, 2019, 09:47:04 PM »
Be careful out there on the big mopeds, folks.

Mrs. JMack’s sister (Jmacksisterlaw?) related the story of her boyfriend’s wife’s motorcycle accident that happened recently. (Yes, the boyfriend has a wife, you didn’t misread that.) She recently recovered enough that they could put the missing piece of her skull back on.

@Rostum, can you get some compensation for the fibula, at least to cover the bike? (See? I understand some priorities.  ;) )

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General Discussion / Re: If your were a D&D character what would you be ?
« on: September 08, 2019, 09:40:30 PM »
I'd be the DM.  8)
I feel like I'd never be able to look at a goat the same way ever again....

Heh heh heh  ;D 8)

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Today we went to nearby state park for a impromptu picnic. Me and missus chillin, the dog running around, couple of hours of just bliss. Managed a quick snooze watching clouds floating against a nice blue sky.

Playlist of Life.
On repeat.

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I’m sitting at a table at the local farmers market eating an egg and bacon sandwich. We’re at the tail end of summer. The sky is crystal blue. It’s cool. I have to wolf the sandwich because I have a haircut in 10 minutes

In honor of hobbits, this is second breakfast. My excuse being that I ate berries, cereal, and rich farm milk earlier and worked out at the gym for an hour.

I’d love to put this morning on repeat.

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Welcome back, @Yora!
It's good to see you posting again.

And c'mon, Star Trek 4! with the whales and time travel and... whales!

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