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Mals Marola 03-09-2019 08:10 PM

some posts do slip thru the cracks first time around you know

and there's also that new generation of netphorians (ovary) who may have missed it for other reasons entirely!

Fun! Nice! Life! Youths! Beautiful!
I'm all for it

FoolofaTook 03-09-2019 08:48 PM

are you quoting from "fuckin in the bushes" off the seminal oasis album, "standing on the shoulder (sic) of giants"?

ovary 03-09-2019 11:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Run To Me (Post 4501788)
A girl named Susie Bird i met in 1999 at a church lock-in traded me some Rand (probably Shrugd) in exchange for my old school fellowship of the ring, the pre-peter jackson one, with the green cover the paperback part of that set of three with the hobbit u could get from the scholastic book club

As like a loan

Never read Shrugd, never got my book back, and Susie Bird never siamesed my dream

post of the year

cork_soaker 03-14-2019 07:50 PM

My Book Review
......of
To the Lighthouse
by Virginia Woolf


if your being entertained by a novel requires an active and thrilling plot, this is probably not the best choice for you

on a macro level, this to me read as a study on the nature of thought, explored through a minor cast of characters — its turbulent, inexplicable manner, how easily it can be lulled into reverie or lured down infinite pathways, its inexorable link to memory and sensation, its absolute solitude, and so on.

most writing on the book tends to i n c l u d e the phrase "stream of consciousness." well, yeah. most of the story, or “content” (perhaps a better word) consists of the characters’ immense and endlessly cascading inner worlds. setting, personalities, and relationships are all developed through our witnessing of interiority, as it pounces from one character’s mind to the next.

my favorite bit was the middle and shortest of the three sections "time passes," wherein woolf departs from the day-to-day narrative and veers into a kind of time-warpy and at times hypothetical realm full of poignant, untethered lyricism (exploited to its fullest in her later novel, The Waves, one of my favorite books of all time).

SO JUST TO SUM UP: slow and even dull in its plotline, but rich and pretty frikkin astounding in its exploration of the nature of our minds, life, art, human relations, memory, time, all as pondered through the consciousness of a few fictional people.

oh yeah and also some stuff about power dynamics between the sexes

cork_soaker 03-14-2019 08:10 PM

not to mention a sick cover:


cork_soaker 03-14-2019 08:18 PM

ok, well i had this in my notes but accidentally omitted it; please work it in somewhere tasteful:
being separate, being embodied, the vast gulfs between us, the mystery of the minds of others, of perception

cork_soaker 03-14-2019 08:19 PM

now off to wikipedia (finally!) to see if i was right

ovary 03-14-2019 09:09 PM

you were right

ovary 03-14-2019 09:12 PM

maybe this board should all read anna karinina together.

FoolofaTook 03-14-2019 09:42 PM

or... MADAME OVARY



LOLOLOLOL

buzzard 03-16-2019 04:21 PM

"How come they call you Billy instead of William?"
"Business reasons," said Billy. That was true. His father-in-law, who owned the Ilium School of Optometry, who had set Billy up in practice, was a genius in his field. He told Billy to encourage people to call him Billy—because it would stick in their memories. It would also make him seem slightly magical, since there weren't any other grown Billys around. It also compelled people to think of him as a friend right away.

FoolofaTook 03-16-2019 04:36 PM



have you read cat's cradle? if not you should read cat's cradle.


everyone should read cat's cradle.

buzzard 03-16-2019 04:41 PM

I have and agree.

yo soy el mejor 03-17-2019 08:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cork_soaker (Post 4502845)
ok, well i had this in my notes but accidentally omitted it; please work it in somewhere tasteful:
being separate, being embodied, the vast gulfs between us, the mystery of the minds of others, of perception

married life.

D. 03-17-2019 03:31 PM

Saw Laura Jane Grace play last night. Bought her book at the merch booth and have been devouring it since. :cry:

D. 03-17-2019 03:33 PM

I have no idea why my last post has an angry emoticon, prolly cuz my phone is a pos

duovamp 03-17-2019 10:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ovary (Post 4501774)
that’s what someone with a broke dick would say. you, son, will never rise.



the fountainhead is great, superb, sublime



the point of faulkner isnt to be enjoyable, its to make you be like “oh fuck, America!” you should slog through absalom absalom or go down moses until it grabs you by the neck and drags you into the black abyss.

ps fuck ayn rand haters, who are typically either woke posers or havent read ayn rand

Ayn Rand's greatest works are only valuable as literature in that they provide perspective and insight into a very specific time in the world. Beyond that they're sorely lacking any literary value, and they're very poorly written. She's not a great writer. She rightfully earned her fame by saying things women weren't saying, which is great. But otherwise she's just Ann Coulter an era sooner.

yo soy el mejor 03-18-2019 10:08 AM

ayn rand SUCKS

FoolofaTook 04-07-2019 09:37 PM















Alice 04-07-2019 10:19 PM

So no one's started anything new lately huh?

FoolofaTook 04-07-2019 10:43 PM


hnibos 04-08-2019 02:09 AM

I'm on book 4 of the nightrunners series 🙃

D. 04-08-2019 07:08 PM

I'm reading James Baldwin's first book, Go Tell It On the Mountain.

It's definitely very interesting reading a book that has a few parallels to your own life - attraction to the same gender, hardcore religious environs while resenting the faithful etc.

TuralyonW3 04-08-2019 07:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ovary (Post 4501774)
the fountainhead is great, superb, sublime

ps fuck ayn rand haters, who are typically either woke posers or havent read ayn rand

oh fuck right off with that shit

ovary 04-08-2019 08:10 PM

now im reading turalyon’s dad’s pheremonal signature

ovary 04-08-2019 08:11 PM

but yeah i was drunk for the whole ayn rand conversation. but i stand by 50% of what i said.

reprise85 04-08-2019 09:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hnibos (Post 4505341)
I'm on book 4 of the nightrunners series 🙃

it's HNIBOS hey hey

Mals Marola 04-08-2019 09:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ovary (Post 4505367)
but yeah i was drunk for the whole ayn rand conversation. but i stand by 50% of what i said.

but which 50???

smashingjj 04-08-2019 10:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ovary (Post 4505367)
but yeah i was drunk for the whole ayn rand conversation. but i stand by 50% of what i said.

who are you

hnibos 04-09-2019 10:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by reprise85 (Post 4505369)
it's HNIBOS hey hey

Hey, hows it going? Tell me everything about your current life


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