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11-14-2017 2:22 AMRussian Agent is offline Send an Email to Russian Agent Search for Posts by Russian Agent Post Reply with Quote Edit/Delete Post       Go to the top of this page

What I've never quite figured out is if he's, like, actually into that shit or if he just finds it interesting.

Or maybe there's another interview that you saw.

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Been there done that. No one would believe it this time.

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11-14-2017 9:53 PMStruggler is offline Send an Email to Struggler Search for Posts by Struggler Post Reply with Quote Edit/Delete Post       Go to the top of this page

It was on Reddit. I would assume he's "into it" or at least the aspect of it.

Believing it I dunno

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01-01-2018 7:26 PMRussian Agent is offline Send an Email to Russian Agent Search for Posts by Russian Agent Post Reply with Quote Edit/Delete Post       Go to the top of this page

Speaking of...

I'm not that far into it. But "Yeats's Ghosts: The Secret Life of W.B. Yeats"

Boy oh boy was that dude into the whole spiritualism movement. Big time.

(A little help, for Millenials: William Butler Yeats was an Irish poet who you probably didn't learn about in school because your teacher was a moron and you are illiterate. You probably heard of in a thinkpiece, because apparently brexit and trump winning caused people to quote the poem "the second coming" a lot.

Dottlers will know him because I never shut the hell up about how he's the best poet ever and the second coming is like my favorite thing)

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These are not fairy tales, or myths. This place of power is tangible, and as such, can be found, entered, and perhaps, utilized in some fashion..

Quote by Nina Fortner (regarding faking one's death):
Been there done that. No one would believe it this time.

Quote by Alizarin:
holy fuck i am ready to burn it all down. all of it.

07-03-2018 12:41 AMBonesy is offline Send an Email to Bonesy Homepage of Bonesy Search for Posts by Bonesy Post Reply with Quote Edit/Delete Post       Go to the top of this page

I'm 4 books into Dresden Files right now. Reading slowly because I miss my e-ink Kindle and had to switch to my HDX for e-reading where I get distracted by bad mobile games.
07-03-2018 12:26 PMRussian Agent is offline Send an Email to Russian Agent Search for Posts by Russian Agent Post Reply with Quote Edit/Delete Post       Go to the top of this page

I've heard of that series, isn't it about like some private investigator and there's paranormal shit.

Wonder if it's anything like the repairman jack novels, or that series, aka "the adversary cycle" or "nightworld cycle"

Those were pretty great.

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These are not fairy tales, or myths. This place of power is tangible, and as such, can be found, entered, and perhaps, utilized in some fashion..

Quote by Nina Fortner (regarding faking one's death):
Been there done that. No one would believe it this time.

Quote by Alizarin:
holy fuck i am ready to burn it all down. all of it.

07-04-2018 6:54 PMStruggler is offline Send an Email to Struggler Search for Posts by Struggler Post Reply with Quote Edit/Delete Post       Go to the top of this page

The only poets I were ever told about were poe and Frost

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07-05-2018 2:05 AMRussian Agent is offline Send an Email to Russian Agent Search for Posts by Russian Agent Post Reply with Quote Edit/Delete Post       Go to the top of this page

Quote by Struggler:
The only poets I were ever told about were poe and Frost


Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could

So just didn't read the rest of the Frost poem. *Slide whistle*

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JE SUIS CHARLIE


These are not fairy tales, or myths. This place of power is tangible, and as such, can be found, entered, and perhaps, utilized in some fashion..

Quote by Nina Fortner (regarding faking one's death):
Been there done that. No one would believe it this time.

Quote by Alizarin:
holy fuck i am ready to burn it all down. all of it.

07-05-2018 6:40 PMStruggler is offline Send an Email to Struggler Search for Posts by Struggler Post Reply with Quote Edit/Delete Post       Go to the top of this page

what

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07-06-2018 1:55 AMRussian Agent is offline Send an Email to Russian Agent Search for Posts by Russian Agent Post Reply with Quote Edit/Delete Post       Go to the top of this page

It was a knock against robert frost.

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These are not fairy tales, or myths. This place of power is tangible, and as such, can be found, entered, and perhaps, utilized in some fashion..

Quote by Nina Fortner (regarding faking one's death):
Been there done that. No one would believe it this time.

Quote by Alizarin:
holy fuck i am ready to burn it all down. all of it.

07-06-2018 8:13 AMStruggler is offline Send an Email to Struggler Search for Posts by Struggler Post Reply with Quote Edit/Delete Post       Go to the top of this page

Oh.

OK.

I'm gonna try and finish Roadside Picnic

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07-06-2018 3:43 PMRussian Agent is offline Send an Email to Russian Agent Search for Posts by Russian Agent Post Reply with Quote Edit/Delete Post       Go to the top of this page

Quote by Struggler:
Oh.

OK.


It's usually a knock against American poets. Poe is one of the only ones I can stand.

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JE SUIS CHARLIE


These are not fairy tales, or myths. This place of power is tangible, and as such, can be found, entered, and perhaps, utilized in some fashion..

Quote by Nina Fortner (regarding faking one's death):
Been there done that. No one would believe it this time.

Quote by Alizarin:
holy fuck i am ready to burn it all down. all of it.

09-22-2018 8:46 PMRussian Agent is offline Send an Email to Russian Agent Search for Posts by Russian Agent Post Reply with Quote Edit/Delete Post       Go to the top of this page

Red Cloud at Dawn: Truman, Stalin, and the End of the Atomic Monopoly

It's pretty much focused on the specific period between Trinity and the use of the bombs, and the first Soviet test of First Lightning/Joe-1/whatever you wanna call the first nuke the soviets detonated. And the whole brief period where the U.S. was the only nuclear power.

I didn't get that far into it so far but it's interesting so far. Like, apparently the idea of "we'll (the allied powers) maintain control over this by just blocking off access to information on research through self-censorship in terms of what's published in scientific journals" actually ended up tipping off the Soviets.

Like the general idea was, roughly speaking, "if they don't know it, they can't build one" which worked with the nazis because they never got their program off the ground for a multitude of reasons this book isn't really trying to cover..it does a little, a lot of their scientists got the hell out when hitler took power, fearing they would be used to create one..But the soviets actually began figuring stuff out through omission at first. Like during ww2 this one specific place producing equipment was bombed by the allies, and from that they started to piece together "Okay so this was producing or housing x y and z components...those are clearly important."

It also goes into sort of the why of our nuclear strategy at least during the cold war. Following the fall of the axis powers we demilitarized a little, the soviet's didn't. So there was an argument that control and possession of the bomb would be a deterrent in the event of a conflict with the red army, because conventionally..or at least numerically...wouldn't work out. But we had the bomb, we had the scientists. Which led into an argument of "if we keep this too secret, they'll catch on" versus "if we give an inch they'll build one". And this is when it was really fucking expensive and difficult to produce these things.

So, like, so far it goes into all that high level geopolitical multifaceted type of stuff.

Or at least that's what I gathered so far. TL;DR it's a neat book.

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JE SUIS CHARLIE


These are not fairy tales, or myths. This place of power is tangible, and as such, can be found, entered, and perhaps, utilized in some fashion..

Quote by Nina Fortner (regarding faking one's death):
Been there done that. No one would believe it this time.

Quote by Alizarin:
holy fuck i am ready to burn it all down. all of it.

11-17-2018 11:35 PMBonesy is offline Send an Email to Bonesy Homepage of Bonesy Search for Posts by Bonesy Post Reply with Quote Edit/Delete Post       Go to the top of this page

I was going to start the Wheel of Time series because why the fuck not but the fucking fucker who checked it out still hasn't returned it and I've had it on reserve for weeks.

So I guess it's back to Dresden Files.
12-08-2018 1:17 AMRussian Agent is offline Send an Email to Russian Agent Search for Posts by Russian Agent Post Reply with Quote Edit/Delete Post       Go to the top of this page

Quote by Bonesy:
So I guess it's back to Dresden Files.


I haven't read those, but it's about like a detective dealing with paranormal stuff?

You might enjoy the Repaiman Jack novels by F. Paul Wilson then.

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JE SUIS CHARLIE


These are not fairy tales, or myths. This place of power is tangible, and as such, can be found, entered, and perhaps, utilized in some fashion..

Quote by Nina Fortner (regarding faking one's death):
Been there done that. No one would believe it this time.

Quote by Alizarin:
holy fuck i am ready to burn it all down. all of it.

05-14-2019 8:37 PMRussian Agent is offline Send an Email to Russian Agent Search for Posts by Russian Agent Post Reply with Quote Edit/Delete Post       Go to the top of this page

Frontier Cthulhu

A collection of short stores where the exploration of/european colonization of north america gets all fuckin dark. Vikings experience something beyond comprehension, the roanoke colony...three guesses...and now its into the french and indian war involving an ancient society dedicated to fighting cultists in one.

I love it, they expanded on something in a lovecraft story. "It is only within the last few years that most people have stopped thinking of the West as a new land. I suppose the idea gained ground because our own especial civilisation happens to be new there; but nowadays explorers are digging beneath the surface and bringing up whole chapters of life that rose and fell among these plains and mountains before recorded history began"

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JE SUIS CHARLIE


These are not fairy tales, or myths. This place of power is tangible, and as such, can be found, entered, and perhaps, utilized in some fashion..

Quote by Nina Fortner (regarding faking one's death):
Been there done that. No one would believe it this time.

Quote by Alizarin:
holy fuck i am ready to burn it all down. all of it.

05-14-2019 11:05 PMThe Greatest of All Time is offline Search for Posts by The Greatest of All Time Post Reply with Quote Edit/Delete Post       Go to the top of this page

I read robot dreams and I, Robot by isaac Asimov

Now I’m reading Minority report and other stories, a Philip k dick anthology

I’m enjoying Philip k dick’s work more but it’s very different. There’s no real science in dicks fiction, but the themes prevalent are more interesting. Asimov is more hard science fiction

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11/23/08


Year of Sharp, 2016

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Necro: Pfft. You're a useless waste of oxygen.

There is an idea of a Necro; some kind of abstraction. But there is no real me: only an entity, something illusory. And though I can hide my cold gaze, and you can shake my hand and feel flesh gripping yours and maybe you can even sense our lifestyles are probably comparable... I simply am not there

\m/ Megadeth \m/
Political Correctness Needs to Stop
08/27/2015

05-15-2019 2:26 AMBonesy is offline Send an Email to Bonesy Homepage of Bonesy Search for Posts by Bonesy Post Reply with Quote Edit/Delete Post       Go to the top of this page

i've been reading the Mistborn series by brandon sanderson
05-15-2019 10:32 PMRussian Agent is offline Send an Email to Russian Agent Search for Posts by Russian Agent Post Reply with Quote Edit/Delete Post       Go to the top of this page

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Frontier Cthulhu

A collection of short stores where the exploration of/european colonization of north america gets all fuckin dark. Vikings experience something beyond comprehension, the roanoke colony...three guesses...and now its into the french and indian war involving an ancient society dedicated to fighting cultists in one.

I love it, they expanded on something in a lovecraft story. "It is only within the last few years that most people have stopped thinking of the West as a new land. I suppose the idea gained ground because our own especial civilisation happens to be new there; but nowadays explorers are digging beneath the surface and bringing up whole chapters of life that rose and fell among these plains and mountains before recorded history began"


Oh also I realized this is the second historically based horror thing I've read involving the fate of the roanoke colony.

Which is fertile ground because noooobody knoooows what happened. Spoopy.
(The most probable explanations I've heard are they either just died, or they went "fuck it" and hitched up with some of the native american men and ladies. Cause why not. "croatoan" may have been "bye felicia, banging them now")

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JE SUIS CHARLIE


These are not fairy tales, or myths. This place of power is tangible, and as such, can be found, entered, and perhaps, utilized in some fashion..

Quote by Nina Fortner (regarding faking one's death):
Been there done that. No one would believe it this time.

Quote by Alizarin:
holy fuck i am ready to burn it all down. all of it.

06-02-2019 4:31 PMThe Greatest of All Time is offline Search for Posts by The Greatest of All Time Post Reply with Quote Edit/Delete Post       Go to the top of this page

Currently working on reading an anthology of Philip K Dick stories. I quite like them, which shouldn’t be surprising as a few of my favorite movies were inspired by his work. The first few stories were interesting if a bit flat, but the last few really have got me thinking.

So far I’ve read:

Autofac
Service Call
Captive Market
The Mold of Yancy
The Minority Report
Recall Mechanism
The Unreconstructed M
Explorers We
War Game
If there Were No Benny Cemoli
Novelty Act
Waterspider
What the Dead Men Say
Orpheus With Clay Feet
The Days of Perky Pat

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11/23/08


Year of Sharp, 2016

Quote by X-sah:
Necro: Pfft. You're a useless waste of oxygen.

There is an idea of a Necro; some kind of abstraction. But there is no real me: only an entity, something illusory. And though I can hide my cold gaze, and you can shake my hand and feel flesh gripping yours and maybe you can even sense our lifestyles are probably comparable... I simply am not there

\m/ Megadeth \m/
Political Correctness Needs to Stop
08/27/2015

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