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01-17-2008 1:46 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

Oh sure. When an EVANGELICAL..or...a MORMON..or...whoever the fuck that guy is, unitarian or some shit, writes some novel about the end times, it's a best seller. But if I did it I'd be told I'm just ripping off doom 2 and parts of red dawn. Then come the lawsuits.

It's anti-episcopalian bigotry okay.

Also, nothing, but I have a 4 day weekend so...we'll see what happens, I might go finish that book about Eisenhower and Churchill someone gave me for christmas.

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

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holy fuck i am ready to burn it all down. all of it.

01-17-2008 4:27 PMAlabastard is offline Send an Email to Alabastard Search for Posts by Alabastard Post Reply with Quote Edit/Delete Post       Go to the top of this page

Nothing for me as well. I can't really find anything that interests me at all these days.

Plus, the way I am I have to read it in three days or less.
01-17-2008 8:16 PMMoose is offline Search for Posts by Moose Post Reply with Quote Edit/Delete Post       Go to the top of this page

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I know that, I distinctly remember that in the 'real' scenario, basically everybody kills somebody.


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01-17-2008 8:34 PMAlabastard is offline Send an Email to Alabastard Search for Posts by Alabastard Post Reply with Quote Edit/Delete Post       Go to the top of this page

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I know that, I distinctly remember that in the 'real' scenario, basically everybody kills somebody.


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01-27-2008 2:49 AMNine XXVI is offline Send an Email to Nine XXVI Search for Posts by Nine XXVI Post Reply with Quote Edit/Delete Post       Go to the top of this page

I finished No Country For Old Men recently.

Jesus Christ, and I thought the movie was damn good. McCarthy's writing is really inspirational and visionary, I fucking loved it (especially after I got used to the absence of commas and so forth). The movie is pretty straight align with the novel, which is great but the movie left out so much that was only touched on slightly by the movie (the hitchhiking episode, Bell's narration and his war nightmare, etc, etc).

After reading the book, I want to see the movie now (for a fourth time!) just to see if I got the ending down right. I understood it last time, and now after the book, I wonder if I will have it down completely.

Also, I need to read more of McCarthy's shit especially The Road and All the Pretty Horses.
Peace.

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01-27-2008 3:12 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

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especially The Road


Yeah I need to read the "border trilogy" (which I think all the pretty horses is part of)

The Road though...I REALLY want to read, cause admittedly the whole post-apocalyptic trope appeals to me.

But McCarthy has just this brilliant style of writing descriptions that are bleak, and really compelling. Furthermore I hear the road is more a study of its characters set against the backdrop of civilization ending than civilization ending being the main thrust of it.

It sounds really interesting.

PS: Of interest mainly to nine, apparently the road has also been optioned for a movie adaptation.

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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.

01-27-2008 3:25 AMNine XXVI is offline Send an Email to Nine XXVI Search for Posts by Nine XXVI Post Reply with Quote Edit/Delete Post       Go to the top of this page

Yeah, All the Pretty Horses is apart of that trilogy. I just read the summary of it and just thinking that sounded amazing and would be a thrill to read.

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But McCarthy has just this brilliant style of writing descriptions that are bleak, and really compelling. Furthermore I hear the road is more a study of its characters set against the backdrop of civilization ending than civilization ending being the main thrust of it.

Yes he does. I'm trying to adapt that into my own writing. He can tell a story within a story with such complex effort and ease as well. And that's what I read about The Road as well, a journey about a father and son with the end of the world around them and so forth.

Also, dammit. If they keep picking up all the McCarthy novels, then what the hell am I going to adapt? First, Blood Meridan (another one I need to buy) and now this.
Peace.

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01-27-2008 3:47 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

Blood Meridian still scares me as to how they'll adapt it.

I mean no country proved it CAN be done...but...blood meridian was even more violent, focused a lot on the landscape, and the judge was pretty much chigurh times a hundred.

In fact mainly thats my main question..who the fuck could you cast as the judge. He's a tall, imposing albino who's abnormally spry despite his build (cause spoiler alert
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(For those who might read this.) ). Then he wanders around spouting case law and philosophy and so on.

I can't really think of anyone who could pull that whole...well yeah, you've read it, I can't picture someone who could do justice to that.

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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.

01-27-2008 7:32 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

...so he's X and Hannibal mixed together? X taking the tall imposing albino spouting case law and Hannibal being abnormally spry and possibly doing the philosophy thing.

What the fuck this is scary since X already LOOKS like Hannibal (young Hannibal anyway)

*rocks back and forth in corner*

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01-27-2008 9:39 PMAlabastard is offline Send an Email to Alabastard Search for Posts by Alabastard Post Reply with Quote Edit/Delete Post       Go to the top of this page

Aahahhahaa, maybe a younger Walken could've done it.
02-10-2008 12:13 AMNine XXVI is offline Send an Email to Nine XXVI Search for Posts by Nine XXVI Post Reply with Quote Edit/Delete Post       Go to the top of this page

The Children of Men - PD James.

Its the book that Alfonso Cuaron based Children of Men off of and its very different from the film. Theo has a background as a professor in English History at Oxford, a different family background and he meets Julian as the story goes along unlike in the movie. So yeah, very different and it started off slow with his personal journal but its getting much much better.
Peace.

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02-10-2008 12:47 AMAlabastard is offline Send an Email to Alabastard Search for Posts by Alabastard Post Reply with Quote Edit/Delete Post       Go to the top of this page

Famicom Detective Club Part 2.

Detective game that's more like an interactive book.
02-10-2008 12:51 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

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Famicom Detective Club Part 2.

Detective game that's more like an interactive book.


Spoiler alert: The butler did it

Also:

Casino Moscow - Matthew Brzezinski

When I'm not falling asleep unusually early (I mean for me, so...before 4 am)

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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.

02-10-2008 12:51 AMAlabastard is offline Send an Email to Alabastard Search for Posts by Alabastard Post Reply with Quote Edit/Delete Post       Go to the top of this page

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Famicom Detective Club Part 2.

Detective game that's more like an interactive book.


Spoiler alert: The butler did it


It's actually shaping up that that's close
02-10-2008 4:43 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

The butler totally didn't do it

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02-10-2008 5:13 AMAlabastard is offline Send an Email to Alabastard Search for Posts by Alabastard Post Reply with Quote Edit/Delete Post       Go to the top of this page

That was an 'oh snap' moment.
02-10-2008 9:26 AMEdger is offline Send an Email to Edger Search for Posts by Edger Post Reply with Quote Edit/Delete Post       Go to the top of this page

Ninja!

Left Behind Book 10- The Remnant.

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02-10-2008 2:35 PMMav is offline Send an Email to Mav Homepage of Mav Search for Posts by Mav Post Reply with Quote Edit/Delete Post       Go to the top of this page

If on a winter's night a traveler - Italo Calvino


Crazy book is crazy.

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02-10-2008 3:00 PMAlabastard is offline Send an Email to Alabastard Search for Posts by Alabastard Post Reply with Quote Edit/Delete Post       Go to the top of this page

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Ninja!

Left Behind Book 10- The Remnant.


Once a series gets to book 9, it's too long
02-17-2008 6:15 PMNine XXVI is offline Send an Email to Nine XXVI Search for Posts by Nine XXVI Post Reply with Quote Edit/Delete Post       Go to the top of this page

The Children of Men - PD James

Goddamn was this book different from the movie and so much better, and I loved the damn movie. Its like if Alfonso Cuaron took a small part of the novel and concentrated on that but the book is much deeper and more of a monster of a read like Cormac McCarthy's "No Country For Old Men".

If they adapted this straight up, I don't think Clive Owen (no matter how much I wub him) would have made a good Theo Faron. Owen's Faron and the book's is completely different. Also, I want to adapt straight up in the future.
Peace.

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