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Jiang-Shi

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RPG Superstar 2013 Dedicated Voter, 2014 Star Voter. Pathfinder Society Member. 6,675 posts (11,532 including aliases). 2 reviews. No lists. 1 wishlist. 1 Pathfinder Society character. 56 aliases.


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Work!?


Oh, I just started Ulysses by Joyce. Not sure how long I'll be able to hang with it.


Just finished Burroughs' Tarzan books and also The Lost Continent. The latter is not at all what I expected, being a description of the voyages of a naval commander of the Pan-American Federation to the lost continents of Europe and Asia, cut off from communications for 200 years and greatly changed during that time.

I also found it interesting that, in a Tarzan book, Burroughs tosses in the triceratops and describes him as brightly colored. I had been under the impression that older conceptions of dinosaurs were all dull and uniform colored, bright colors being modern descriptions, but Burroughs didn't seem to think so.


Sword was a difficult read when it came out. It made me angry.

Finished Into the Wild, which was more of a self-examination by proxy on Krakauer's part than his other books. Kinda dull. I had really looked forward to Night Circus, but it is not grabbing me. I hope it picks up.


Horrible. :(

Dedicated Voter 2013, Star Voter 2014

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Feros wrote:
Treppa wrote:
Way to go, Monica! Now you won't have time to knit.
Nice way to find the negative, Treppa! ;)

I do my best!

Dedicated Voter 2013, Star Voter 2014

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Way to go, Monica! Now you won't have time to knit.

And congrats to all the finalists on some very nice work. Well done.


Shykar wrote:
What a great concept Treppa. The link you provided says that the cornstarch peanuts dissolve in water. I was so excited I tried it ... but alas, the green meanies continue to float about in the sink as I type this.

Aw, bummer. I has the sads. Yes, you'll know the cornstarch peanuts immediately.


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If they are cornstarch, you can art with them.


Since my extracted tooth went all nuclear dry socket, meaning I can't sleep and I'm now on Percocet, my ability to do anything productive has gone bye-bye.

Fortunately, my library lends e-books and I got their e-reader working. I finished Pratchett's "Snuff" and have Krakauer's "Into the Wild", Morgenstern's "The Night Circus", and Atwood's "The Blind Assassin" loaded and ready to go for the sleepless, woozy nights. Hooraw.


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I enjoy that structure and the first-person narrative, but some of his readers seem to have big objections to both.

I decided to update Goodreads yesterday because I'd been posting books in this thread but not keeping Goodreads up to snuff. When I went to Facebook, I found it had posted every single one of my rated/reviewed changes to my Timeline. *headdesk*


They stole my tooth! :(


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Kajehase wrote:
Feeling like every thread I follow is devolving into pointless bickering (not true, but that's why I wrote "feeling) and could do with some positivity.

You're wrong. So very, very wrong.


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It's a Puccini kind of day. Now I want to learn Italian.

Gotta love WQXR.


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Key lime pie is the best. Even on your trousers.


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Pi day celebration success! French silk and white chocolate cherry.


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Happy Pi Day! We'll be visiting the local pie shop and eating a wedge at 9:26:53.


Celestial Healer wrote:
Some fantasy novels I have to put down because I just can't stomach the prose. These books are reasonably well-written.

If you want some good prose, check out Gene Wolfe. The man is an artist. His fiction can be rather heavy and sometimes confusing (you have to, like, interpret stuff), but the prose is outstanding.


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I just started Don Quixote. He was knighted and is on his way to get two clean shirts, ointment, some cash, and a squire.


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Eh, it's not how big your instrument is, it's how you use it.


That might be fun. We could discuss new words we learn, like gamahuche, and talk about how chapped that chap must be and what percentage of the English population would now be descended from *Charles of the Giant Schlong.

* No relation to James and the Giant Peach.


The Romance of Lust simply gets boring after a while. Even the author begins skipping a lot. "The five of us spent the stolen afternoon in the usual raptures of lust." At one point he lists the acts they perform, ending with "&tc". I cracked up.


I'm reading The Romance of Lust/A Classic Victorian Erotic Novel. I downloaded it from Gutenberg on a lark and was surprised and amused to find that it is indeed the book I read when I was 13 or 14. It's terrible and is an excellent book for skipping through and leaving unfinished.


Female Humanish Very little class but on the level

Sorry to hear it, TT, but I completely understand. I hope life eases up on you sometime soon. Ping me if you want to pick it up.

Best of luck,
Treppa


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Freehold DM wrote:
For years, I thought the white in my family(mother's side) was Irish. Ancestry.com revealed it was Scottish.

Congratulations!


Drove nails into the coffins of The Many Deaths of the Black Company, To Kill a Mockingbird, and The Adventures of Master Li and Number Ten Ox tonight. I've started on Anne of Green Gables but really need to reread a few books and do promised reviews.

I'm very bad about those. :(


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You're all wrong. It's periwinkle and ochre.


So, I gave up on my 1 page per minute Nook V1 yesterday and bought a new one that actually flips pages at a reasonable chunking rate.

Then I had to visit the store to spend my $5 credit (HAD TO, OK?) and bought To Kill a Mockingbird and preordered Go Set a Watchman.

Then I made my usual run through Barry Hugart's titles to request that they be made available on Nook and ZOMG! The Adventures of Master Li and Number Ten Ox are out for Nook!

So last night I read TKaM, which greatly eased my mind about GSaW after all the confusing, nasty rumors that have been floating around regarding that prequel. Even if it's a tenth of the book TKaM is, GSaW will be a real treat.

Then this morning, I re-read the best book in the world: Bridge of Birds (it's the first book of the Master Li and Number Ten Ox trilogy). Any D&D/Pathfinder player should appreciate this wild adventure full of myth and magic, sorcery and scholarship, greed and guile and goodness. I swear, after being ill for two weeks, that book finished the cure and I can now whip my weight in tigers.

Oh yes, almost finished the last of the Black Company books. I need to polish off the final 50 or so pages just to pick up anything I missed in reversing through the final chapters for 3 hours because of that damned broken Nook V1. Think I'll wait until the Bridge of Birds afterglow has faded, though. Much as I adore Glen Cook, Barry is the master. Damn.


Female Humanish Very little class but on the level

My recommendation: Garrett P.I.


Treppa welcomes Mr. Fishy back with a stately yet damp dance.


The thing I notice is the missing Crave Case on the equipment list.


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Ambrosia Slaad wrote:
Treppa wrote:

<_<

Forcibly enrolls Limeylongears in the Treppa-Nation.

This makes me picture a Treppa and flock of penguins all dancing in rhythm to a jaunty tune.

You've seen my videos.

That's Ms. Treppa if you're nasty.


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John Kretzer wrote:
Treppa wrote:
Why does John Kretzer want to be alone with other evil presidents, but not with you?
Damn typo I mean 'along with'.....

Freudian typo.

I do think you're onto something there.


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Why does John Kretzer want to be alone with other evil presidents, but not with you?


Dice Hard: the art of tabletop gaming

Role Play or Roll Play? Tabletop gaming explored

Yeah, those are crap.


Female Humanish Very little class but on the level

I'm not so sure Ma'at dresses like that second one. O_O


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<_<

Forcibly enrolls Limeylongears in the Treppa-Nation.


Female Humanish Very little class but on the level

It's lovely to see a nod to poor Eleanor, Duchess of Montresor. :D


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No love for Frozone? :(


Female Humanish Very little class but on the level

Oh Vorian, you rascal!


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I'm glad the Tordek clan is unharmed (shaken, not stirred) and hope the Tacticslion pride feels better soon.


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Lord Synos:
I always enjoy reading your Kidlet updates, Lord Synos. You so obviously adore your little dude and enjoy every moment you can with him. Well done.


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Freehold's Sekrit Identity


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Terquem wrote:
I think it is important to also point out that if you are 50+ (like I am) and grew up playing D&D in the 70's and 80's it's easy to delude yourself into thinking that how it was then is how it is now,but it really isn't anymore. Most people get into the hobby, these days, because they were at a MTG tourney, or Pokémon tourney, Local game store's "board game Saturday" event, or other social gathering (comic convention, midnight book release, game convention, or other event).

That's a good point, and rather a shame. My friends and I got into D&D in 1977 because we overheard a game at University and asked the GM if we could join. It sounded like a blast and we were all into SF and fantasy. We had a mixed M/F group and loads of fun. I'm still close with many of that gaming group today. But I can say with confidence that none of us would have gone to a game shop, so we'd have never had a chance to overhear the fun or join this addictive hobby.

It's encouraging that schools have gaming clubs and that some teachers are introducing gaming to improve math, social, and organizational skills, but I guess it is somewhat more isolated than it was when I started playing.


Methinks the bot doth protest too much.


Female Humanish Very little class but on the level

Sorry about dropping a bunch of stuff in and botting some PC's for a scene, but nobody seemed to have much idea of what actually happened in Morocco. So Ralph did a great job as Captain and we're set up for the next part of the action! Thanks for the setup, Leo. ;)


OLADOOOOOOOOOOOOON!!!!


We aren't required to report on post-coital literary pillow talk here, are we? :o


We're having yo-yo weather - bouncing between zero and fifties every other day. Our eight inches of snow finally melted day before yesterday, but we got a tiny fresh dusting and a lovely layer of ice to hack off the car. Hooray!

I love snow, but I *do* wish they plowed in the subdivision. I can get all over the metro area, but the 2 blocks from the entrance to the house are hazardous.

In fact, when the snow melted and refroze overnight into 2" of ice, I nearly slid sideways into a truck at the subdivision entrance. Stupid not-plowing!


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Oh, to be in Vienna now that the New Year is here. <3

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