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I know you can't avoid death and taxes but I was hoping to talk them out of at least one of the two.

Wow can't beat that but sending a hug.


General Discussion / Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« on: March 23, 2017, 10:27:03 PM »
and an attempted attack in Belgium

General Discussion / Re: Member birthday calendar
« on: March 22, 2017, 11:56:49 PM »
Happy Belated Birthday @Nighteyes
I could blame working nights but in truth I forgot. Hope you had a great day and have a fantastic year to follow.

General Discussion / Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« on: March 22, 2017, 04:31:17 PM »
Bad stuff happening in Westminster

Well my Dad didn't have a stroke he had a seizure. He has multiple lymphoma in the brain and bone cancer as well. So the respite after treatment was short lived. He also broke his hip when he fell. We are waiting to see if they are going to let him come home tomorrow or not as originally planned. Not in a great place at the moment.

I think back in the kings paws there are Lots of Suggestions and Links from when M3M visited London last year.
I would encourage everyone travelling to London to take in my favourite view of the city by climbing Primrose hill (corner of Regents park take peanuts in their shells to feed the squirrels) and looking out towards the London Eye. Take a river taxi from before the Tower to Greenwich Lots to see and you get a potted history of the Thames as you travel. When you arrive take a look at the Naval hospital dining room and chapel while you are there (free entry) and you can walk under the Thames from there :-)

I'm delighted to hear all of that. I've been wanting to get into Mark Lawrence, but have found the lack of ladies tremendously off-putting when I tried the previous trilogies.

While I would agree there is an imbalance in the number of female to male characters in Prince of thorns but they are there if you read the books and are well written. There are some of the strongest female characters I have ever read in the Red Queens war series.
I will never subscribe to the argument that writers must bear in mind that if they don't have Bechdel conforming scenes they may face Ire from some Feminists. Context and telling their story should be paramount.
I find the concept of being put off a book by gender balance utterly alien and eagerly look forward to reading about everyday life at the convent of Sweet Mercy at my first opportunity.

Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: What are you currently reading?
« on: March 21, 2017, 07:18:00 AM »
Finished Hearts and other dead things featuring a couple of stories and poems from Bradley. It was a fun read for a good cause.

Started the Red Knight by Miles Cameron. It's irritating me with the details

Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: What are you currently reading?
« on: March 20, 2017, 12:14:49 AM »
Reading about @Bradley Darewood sexual misadventures at the moment. I like your poetry sir.

General Discussion / Re: Your favorite spirits, beers, and wines
« on: March 19, 2017, 11:54:56 PM »
if it's this green lady she is not Scots  ;D

I hate that all I can offer are words, but I hope things improve with your father Rostum.

Words are good and help a lot.

As usual, my issues seem so trivial. But I have nowhere else to turn. Even here, I don't want to go into specifics. I just feel like I'm trapped in a vicious cycle that has ruined almost every past relationship, and threatens to ruin my current one. I can't seem to find free support groups, I can't seem to find answers, I just can't seem to find anything.

If they are important to you they are far from trivial and there is no order of importance here. Please talk as far as you are comfortable here and if you think it would help feel free to PM me. I can't promise sensible answers but may be able to help you look at the issue from a different perspective. You need a plan of what you are going to do when you recognise yourself moving back into that cycle at the least. You don't always need others to help and sometimes it is better if you work things out yourself. I wish you luck anyway.

General Discussion / Re: Member birthday calendar
« on: March 19, 2017, 05:11:47 AM »
Happy Birthday @Overlord Wishing you a great day and year to come.

My dad had a stroke yesterday morning and is back in hospital. he has movement but his speech is gone at the moment. I am in work for 12 in 5 hours time not sure about this.

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