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Literate Chaotic / Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« on: October 07, 2017, 06:22:27 pm »
Anyway, I'm now reading the preview chapters for Oathbringer, the third book in Brandon Sanderson's Stormlight Archive series.

So far, Kaladin's depression is not making him repeat the same mistakes over and over again, which is nice to see after the last two books.  The depiction of Kaladin and his depression may be one of the best I've ever read, but going down that road a third time would've been completely unnecessary.

Adolin doesn't seem to be turning to the dark side or anything after his entirely justified murder of Sadeas.  It is complicating things, but thus far it doesn't seem to be causing him any major distress. 

Dalinar's flashbacks are showing just how much of a complete dick the younger Blackthorn was.  It's actually hard to believe they're the same men, the difference is that great.  The implied murder of a noble child to claim his shardplate in the wars of unification is the worst thing so far, but we've also had scenes where Sadeas appears to be picking out women to rape, with Dalinar not commenting, and an awful lot of glee taken in killing his enemies. 

Shallan's courting multiple personality disorder to not deal with the memories of killing her mother while training in using the shardblade with Adolin.  I'm sure this will have no negative repurcussions whatsoever, given Shallan's already fragile mental state. 

Voidbringers can play cards.  Who knew?

I've been impressed with that series so far. I'd all but given up on Sanderson after the 2nd and 3rd Mistborn books, but a friend gifted me Way of Kings and I really enjoyed it. There's still something about his style that bothers me and I can't quite put my finger on it. It's probably best exemplified in Stormlight Archive by the axehounds. You have a creature that's for all intents and purposes a dog. It acts like a dog, it's trained like a dog. It's called a fucking hound. But it has a shell. Some of those worldbuilding choices are distracting, like they're just different for the sake of being different without really adding anything. It's okay, man, you can write about dogs.

Based on this thread I started reading the Prince of Nothing books. I just started Warrior Prophet the other day. The Darkness that Comes Before was a really refreshing take on fantasy, and Bakker's writing is incredibly confident.

Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
« on: September 22, 2017, 11:33:07 am »
Damn, sorry man.

Apple Talk / Re: Are you ready for the finals?
« on: September 13, 2017, 11:57:48 am »
Dear Mr. and Mrs. Davidson,

I'm writing you on behalf of the school board in regards to your son, Jeremy Davidson. There has been a severe disciplinary issue regarding Jeremy's performance in the Finals.

As you know, here at Saint Reagan's Preparatory Academy (Go Gippers!), we take Finals very seriously. So seriously that they can't be failed. That is, so long as they're taken.

Jeremy has remained immobile, unblinking, at his desk for three days. Our nurse assures us that he's quite healthy, and merely uncooperative. Not even the weasels are going near him. Rest assured that he faces severe penalties on his waking from this state, and we shall be sending a bill for the gouges left in the desktop.



Principia Discussion / Re: A neophyte
« on: September 11, 2017, 11:48:44 am »

Apple Talk / Re: More Futurisitic Fun Than You Really Wanted, part I of V
« on: September 09, 2017, 05:07:59 pm »
Damn, p3nt!

Of course since you bumped this I've been rereading it. And I passed my 200th day logged in to this little hole.

Bring and Brag / Re: P3nT's Shoops
« on: September 01, 2017, 09:33:00 pm »
Thanks guys! Uploaded to sketchfab

So everybody who loaded those zoomed to the inside of the model to try to look through the eye holes right?

Wasn't just me?

Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
« on: August 26, 2017, 03:58:31 pm »
So I've just signed up for 45 hours of evening classes, learning to figure sculpt in meatspace with fistfuls of sticky mud. As a bonus I'll be able to add "Studied at Glasgow School of Art" to my resume. Know who else took evening classes there? Charles Rennie Mackintosh, that's who.

Shit that's great p3nt.

I will commission you for literally tens of fried goat scrotums or whatever you people use for currency for a statue of my avatar.

Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
« on: August 23, 2017, 10:10:56 pm »
Annnnnnd Fred turned 30.

I am going to crawl off onto an ice floe now.


Man you really are behind; the last of those things melted off years ago.

Can I interest you in a nice fatberg?

Apple Talk / Re: Welcome Back to Discordia
« on: August 23, 2017, 10:09:28 pm »
I wish I were qualified to talk about the far-right  :sad:


You are not but the most scholarly of pigeons, taking the most educated of shits upon the chess board.

There's always been a creative element to Discordianism, probably because of the influence of those goddamn hippies, that's completely lacking in keki4chastanishitpowhatever. It's probably because of the latter utterly embracing nihilism, but nihilism as espoused by Flea in Big Lebowski. Meme culture is the perfect outlet for it because it's discarded so easily that it never actually forms anything valuable. That's pretty great for jokes, but it doesn't have much else to offer. Enter fringe elements, as Cram pointed out, who have a hundred years experience or so of backing up their own nihilism via elaborate confirmation bias, with white supremacy and fascism.

Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
« on: July 22, 2017, 02:47:01 am »
Is it not written in the Chao te Ching, "a nice tie opens many doors"?

Yes, it is. Chapter 27.

 :lulz: :argh!:

« on: July 11, 2017, 10:10:25 pm »
Can't remember if anything of mine is in there, but I'm cool with this.

Literate Chaotic / Re: 2017 bed bug WAR$
« on: June 18, 2017, 04:19:12 am »
It's hirley!

Aneristic Illusions / Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« on: June 09, 2017, 02:51:06 pm »
Anyone else feel like Comey was channeling Vimes with this bit:

"The reason this is such a big deal — we have this big, messy, wonderful country where we fight with each other all the time, but nobody tells us what to think, what to fight about, what to vote for, except other Americans, and that’s wonderful and often painful.

But we’re talking about a foreign government that, using technical intrusion, lots of other methods, tried to shape the way we think, we vote, we act. That is a big deal. And people need to recognize it.

It’s not about Republicans or Democrats. They’re coming after America, which I hope we all love equally. They want to undermine our credibility in the face of the world. They think that this great experiment of ours is a threat to them, and so they’re going to try to run it down and dirty it up as much as possible."

Or Kill Me / Re: Kesha's yelling timber
« on: June 08, 2017, 02:51:16 am »
That awful, I'm so sorry and glad you didn't die!

On the other hand, for the rest of your life you get to tell people you're really bad at falling to your death. So, that's a win.
I dunno. I'm so bad at it that I've never come even near as close as Da6s.

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