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Old 11-28-2017, 12:32 PM   #211
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I like to put on classical music while taking tub baths.
Makes me feel like a serial killer.

 
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Old 11-28-2017, 12:33 PM   #212
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Weird similarities between you and my Dad

If you lose your salon quality hair. n
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Old 11-28-2017, 12:36 PM   #213
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I wish I could take tub baths but unfortunately tubs seem to be designed for hobbit-folk so only like 35% of my gangly frame can be submerged.


 
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Old 11-28-2017, 03:04 PM   #214
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Damn rbg you are erudite in tolkienic lore.

yeah as maiar clearly balrogs are immortal beings of flame like mini-melkors though their bodies can be destroyed (ecthelion, glorfindel and mithrandir take them out).

so even if say some day i stumble upon buzzard having a guinness in a pub watching a cricket match with george rr martin and i set martins beard afire and they both die from smoke inhalation buzzards immortal spirit of flame shall endure within the confines of arda.
My Tolkien knowledge is all from distant memory believe it or not. I haven't read Tolkien in about a decade, but there were a solid few years in my teens where I absorbed his work like a sponge, and now the mythology of Middle-earth is burned into my brain forever.

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Old 11-28-2017, 03:58 PM   #215
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May the light of the blessed trees shine on you forevermore, may the sheen of Varda's stars light your life-path!

And we should really find a way to trade buzzard for vixnix's dad. i think that would be a vast improvement.

 
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Old 11-28-2017, 05:34 PM   #216
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I'll only watch the cricket if it's a one-dayer that Australia is going to lose to us (which happens about as often as you bathe), I'll only order Guinness if there's nothing else and I've got no plans for tomorrow that an upset stomach can fuck with (the last such occasion occurring no more recently than a couple of years ago), and I didn't like Martin's writing enough to read beyond the first book (though I guess this isn't necessarily a reason to avoid spending time with him if he treats me right).

I'll be waiting.

 
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Old 11-28-2017, 06:09 PM   #217
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I wash my armpits weekly and while doing my last 44 days in jail for a dirty thc urine drop I read all the Cersei chapters in three or four martin books.

she's pretty scintillating.

 
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Old 11-28-2017, 09:45 PM   #218
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Good stuff. First of the renowned Hainish Cycle.

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Old 11-28-2017, 09:57 PM   #219
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No I've never read her to answer your question Took. Really worth it? I don't go for fantasy a lot

 
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Old 11-28-2017, 10:04 PM   #220
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The Left Hand of Darkness yes. That is worth it. But maybe not if you're not into fantasy. I didn't realize at the time how long it was since you read Tolkien.

 
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The Left Hand of Darkness yes. That is worth it. But maybe not if you're not into fantasy. I didn't realize at the time how long it was since you read Tolkien.
the thing with fantasy for me is that I read Tolkien early on, and he did it best and biggest, and it's just a very long shadow to stand in.

 
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Old 11-29-2017, 01:16 PM   #222
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Indeed. His is the most complex and extensive world by far.

But at the same time I need to calm down. I am a little to self-absorbed (I blame the hair). Need to stop assuming that everyone ought to share my idiosyncratic tastes. And by idiosyncratic I mean weird (eldritch?).

 
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