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where were you Bea?

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Ok lets pretend the NSA don't have the data already. What is the worst that can happen?

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General Discussion / Re: Member birthday calendar
« on: June 15, 2019, 12:17:50 AM »
Happy Birthday @Elfy May your day bring you good company and cake.

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Mists of Avalon was written from a female perspective. Depending who you talk to it's feminist fantasy, what isn’t (Best Served Cold was lauded as such in certain circles) and/or pagan fantasy. I wasn't overly concerned on reading it as a teen by the religious aspects, it has Christianity as well, but have not re-read as serious allegations were made by the authors children.

Lots of Catholicism and Paganism in Emberverse and I enjoyed that world while it was written from a perspective and not as in the later books as a good vs evil with magic and miracles at the forefront.

I am also not a fan of self or peer censorship and have no time for fundamentalists who wish to ban or not read books because they believe them to be a danger to their or others souls.

 Harry potter is of course a great example and sarcasm[far more dangerous than a narrow minded authoritarian religious view that bans free thought and knowledge] sarcasm/

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Just got an email to say my copy arrives tomorrow. I will read and review after my current reading.

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Bea you have lived here long enough to know May is often hot and dry, June often cold, wet & windy. If we are really unlucky we could have flooding in July.

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started The Dark Defiles the last in Richard Morgans Trilogy and 16 Ways to Defend A Walled City by KJ Parker on Kindle.

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Yes i do and if it is the author pushing their beliefs at me I will stop reading. If it is the character and their beliefs are central to their core I can usually live with it.

Don't get me started on the insanity that is rewriting a story to convey a particular flavour of religeous belief.

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Enjoy!

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General Discussion / Re: Member birthday calendar
« on: June 09, 2019, 06:45:01 AM »
Happy Birthday Dr Chill.

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Upcoming Conventions & Book Releases / 7th-9th June Cymera Edinburgh
« on: June 08, 2019, 07:27:36 AM »
Sorry for posting in the middle of it only just found out about it now.

https://www.cymerafestival.co.uk/

How to spend lots of £6.25's. Another event website for an event that thinks dates are unimportant.

P.S Cameron & Anna are both there and niether mentioned anything about it

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Watched the first episode of Good omens. It's fairly true to the book so far as it should be as Gaiman wrote the screenplay.

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Hey and they probably don't know that WD Frank refers to you as man candy or about all the offers to share prostitutes! (Yes I have read Hearts and Other Dead Things)

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and on that note https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-48450534

So a sitting president is above the law? It's ok they can be charged after their term, just ignore the harm they do in office.

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started Holy sister and Limited Wish arrived in all its hardback glory today.

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