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  1. In Topic: COVID-19 (aka Coronavirus, aka 2019-nCoV)

    24 October 2021 - 06:17 PM

    I've been thinking about COVID a lot this weekend - we went with some friends to stay in Eyam in the Peak District. For those who don't know the story, Eyam isolated itself completely as a village in 1665 to halt the spread of the Bubonic Plague. A huge proportion of the village population died, but there's generally held to be no way to calculate the number of lives that were saved because the Plague never progressed further along the trade route from Eyam to Sheffield or Manchester, and thus further around the north of England.

    And in the present day we've got people who think being asked to wear a mask in crowded spaces is a huge oppression of their human rights... I realise there are many ways the situation isn't directly comparable but it's still thought provoking in a very sad way.

    Of course this thinking is not helped by the fact we're clearly heading for at the very least "Plan B" in the UK over winter, all the experts seem to be agreed that it's needed right now and the Government are clearly going to sit on it for as long as possible and probably sleep walk into another crisis over winter.
  2. In Topic: What's messing with your groove?

    22 October 2021 - 07:18 AM

    View PostQuickTidal, on 22 October 2021 - 02:25 AM, said:

    My mom has stage 3 pancreatic cancer. They've given her a year to live.

    I'm a fucking wreck. I don't want my mom to die. :(

    I'm so sorry QT.
  3. In Topic: Reading at t'moment?

    21 October 2021 - 08:17 AM

    View PostJPK, on 20 October 2021 - 05:00 PM, said:

    View PostTheRetiredBridgeburner, on 20 October 2021 - 02:18 PM, said:

    Giving earbook a whirl for the first time. Listening to The Eye of the World - enjoying it more than I remembered. I don't recall the story that well.

    If I had a pound for every time Lan calls Rand "sheepherder" I'd be a very rich lady indeed.

    I think that WoT in particular is one of those works that benefits from having a very strong narration team in Reading and Kramer. I hope you continue to enjoy the audiobook.

    I'm liking the narration so far - I'm listening to it as background while I work and Michael Kramer has a nice unobtrusive voice for that. I can see where people find the narration a little dull but if he was more active I don't think it would work for me the way I'm listening to it.

    Quite probably sold on audiobooks generally going forward though! I think they might be my new longer drive companions.
  4. In Topic: Ye Big TV Thread

    20 October 2021 - 03:01 PM

    Not sure if it's been mentioned before, but I started watching ATYPICAL on Netflix yesterday. Mr Not a Blacksmith has watched it all before, but first time for me. Two episodes in and I'm very much on board.
  5. In Topic: Reading at t'moment?

    20 October 2021 - 02:18 PM

    Giving earbook a whirl for the first time. Listening to The Eye of the World - enjoying it more than I remembered. I don't recall the story that well.

    If I had a pound for every time Lan calls Rand "sheepherder" I'd be a very rich lady indeed.


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    01 Nov 2020 - 20:32
    happy birthday falcon girl
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    02 Nov 2018 - 10:23
    Happy birthday Hermione
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    28 Nov 2015 - 19:16
    What Hoosier said. Loved your reading sessions on Youtube. Do you still do them (I ask because I'm hoping for more)
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    07 Aug 2015 - 08:22
    Your videos on YouTube are awesome. It's always different hearing the voices in another person's tone and accent. Really enjoyed them, thanks so much!
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    17 May 2013 - 06:41
    Aww thanks very much, you know those videos only started because the Malazan fans on Tumblr dared me... then they just kept going with request haha! I should really do a new one :)
    How are you? :)
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    Studious Lock 

    17 May 2013 - 00:35
    Hey! Just popping in to say well done on the blog! Also randomly found you on youtube completely by accident. Really enjoyed the quotes vid :)
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