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  1. Embracer Group acquires the rights to the Lord of the Rings IP and the literary works

    18 August 2022 - 08:18 AM

    This news dropped pretty randomly yesterday. Bit surprising. You'd think some entity like Warner Brothers or Amazon would have been the one to gobble up the Lord of the Rings property.

    For those unfamiliar Embracer Group is this mutant holding corp that has been absorbing tons of video game developers and IPs the past decade.

    https://embracer.com...-j-r-r-tolkien/

    No info on what the acquisition cost but I bet it was more than a 100 USD.
  2. The Law - A Dresden Files novella

    05 July 2022 - 07:50 PM

    A new Dresden Files novella just dropped.

    The Law

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    From the number one New York Times bestselling Dresden Files series, a forthcoming novella that thrusts Chicago’s only professional Wizard, Harry Dresden, back into battle–both a legal one… and the kind with explosions.


    Not much detail to go by. Think I'll probably buy it and read it in the weekend.

    The customer reviews suggest it takes place after Battle Grounds.
  3. BOOK CLUB: The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

    03 April 2022 - 09:03 AM

    BOOK CLUB: THE SEVEN DEATHS OF EVELYN HARDCASTLE BY STUART TURTON

    April 1st - July 1st 2022.

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    Tonight, Evelyn Hardcastle will be killed ... Again

    It is meant to be a celebration but it ends in tragedy. As fireworks explode overhead, Evelyn Hardcastle, the young and beautiful daughter of the house, is killed.

    But Evelyn will not die just once. Until Aiden – one of the guests summoned to Blackheath for the party – can solve her murder, the day will repeat itself, over and over again. Every time ending with the fateful pistol shot.

    The only way to break this cycle is to identify the killer. But each time the day begins again, Aiden wakes in the body of a different guest. And someone is determined to prevent him ever escaping Blackheath...



    New Year, New Book Club, New Reading Schedule.

    2nd quarter of 2022 we're reading The Princess Bride by William Goldman and The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton.

    To make participation more inclusive and easier to follow along with this year, we're doing quarterly reads and picking two distinctly different books. Meaning for the members with busy lives and slow reading progress, it'll be easier to finish and you can chose whether you want to read both books or stick to one.

    1st rule of Book Club: You are allowed to talk about Book Club.

    2nd rule of Book Club: You are allowed to talk about Book Club even if you're not participating in Book Club.

    3rd rule of Book Club: Spoilers are to be put in a black box and labelled properly with a chapter number and if you like to be precise a page number. Overall thoughts and feelings are fine and don't need to be spoilered, use discretion.

    4th rule of Book Club: I Win

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    Reading prompts:

    What do you think of the authors writing?

    What do you think of the books story and plot?

    What are the characters like? Who's your favorite? Who's your least favorite?

    Are there any books you would compare this book to? Any you would recommend?

    Did the book surprise you or disappoint you? Give us examples.

    Is there any memorable quotes?

    Would you recommend this book to others?

    Did you like the book overall?
  4. BOOK CLUB: The Princess Bride by William Goldman

    03 April 2022 - 08:59 AM

    BOOK CLUB: THE PRINCESS BRIDE BY WILLIAM GOLDMAN AKA S. MORGENSTERN'S CLASSIC TALE OF TRUE LOVE AND HIGH ADVENTURE

    April 1st - July 1st 2022.

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    What happens when the most beautiful girl in the world marries the handsomest prince of all time and he turns out to be...well...a lot less than the man of her dreams?
    As a boy, William Goldman claims, he loved to hear his father read the S. Morgenstern classic, The Princess Bride. But as a grown-up he discovered that the boring parts were left out of good old Dad's recitation, and only the "good parts" reached his ears.

    Now Goldman does Dad one better. He's reconstructed the "Good Parts Version" to delight wise kids and wide-eyed grownups everywhere.

    What's it about? Fencing. Fighting. True Love. Strong Hate. Harsh Revenge. A Few Giants. Lots of Bad Men. Lots of Good Men. Five or Six Beautiful Women. Beasties Monstrous and Gentle. Some Swell Escapes and Captures. Death, Lies, Truth, Miracles, and a Little Sex.

    In short, it's about everything.



    New Year, New Book Club, New Reading Schedule.

    2nd quarter of 2022 we're reading The Princess Bride by William Goldman and The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton.

    To make participation more inclusive and easier to follow along with this year, we're doing quarterly reads and picking two distinctly different books. Meaning for the members with busy lives and slow reading progress, it'll be easier to finish and you can chose whether you want to read both books or stick to one.

    1st rule of Book Club: You are allowed to talk about Book Club.

    2nd rule of Book Club: You are allowed to talk about Book Club even if you're not participating in Book Club.

    3rd rule of Book Club: Spoilers are to be put in a black box and labelled properly with a chapter number and if you like to be precise a page number. Overall thoughts and feelings are fine and don't need to be spoilered, use discretion.

    4th rule of Book Club: I Win

    -------------------------------------------------

    Reading prompts:

    What do you think of the authors writing?

    What do you think of the books story and plot?

    What are the characters like? Who's your favorite? Who's your least favorite?

    Are there any books you would compare this book to? Any you would recommend?

    Did the book surprise you or disappoint you? Give us examples.

    Is there any memorable quotes?

    Would you recommend this book to others?

    Did you like the book overall?
  5. Microsoft bought Activision-Blizzard

    18 January 2022 - 01:52 PM

    Holy Shit.

    Microsoft bought Activision Blizzard.



    https://news.xbox.co...hoto_lrn_1.18.1

    According to this thread it's a 70 billion USD deal. 70.000.000.000 Yankee Dollaradoos.

    https://www.reddit.c...buy_activision/

    Bethesda cost 7 billion and that seemed wild.

    The entire gaming industry is changing drastically. If Activision is up for grabs anything can happen.

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    Aptorian 

    16 Jul 2022 - 16:20
    It's all downhill from here
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    Tsundoku 

    15 Jul 2022 - 15:19
    happy another birthday Knut
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    Tsundoku 

    15 Jul 2021 - 20:37
    Happy birthday Hamlet
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    Tsundoku 

    15 Jul 2020 - 20:00
    102! How does he do it?
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    Aptorian 

    17 Jul 2019 - 19:21
    Here's to another 100!
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    Tsundoku 

    15 Jul 2019 - 20:23
    101!
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    Aptorian 

    17 Jul 2018 - 19:37
    I dont feel a day over 75.
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    Tsundoku 

    16 Jul 2018 - 11:38
    100 today you old bastard! I always thought you were in great shape for a centenarian.
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    Aptorian 

    23 Nov 2016 - 06:54
    I think you need therapy and probably some kind of medical treatment, Mal. How boring is your daily existence that you find it imperative to jump on this forum every few weeks and pick a fight with people?
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    Malaclypse 

    23 Nov 2016 - 06:48
    you got somehting to say? because I'm about done with this bullshit
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    Tattersail_ 

    16 Oct 2016 - 17:02
    I feel blessed with your presence
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    Aptorian 

    22 Sep 2016 - 13:31
    Test
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    Vengeance 

    22 Sep 2016 - 13:29
    blurp
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    Abyss 

    22 Sep 2016 - 10:09
    Testing
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    Malaclypse 

    22 Sep 2016 - 00:11
    Where do you get off telling me to 'tone it down'? Fuck you man, I stood up for you when all of the staff was against you. I gave you the 'Wheelchairs of War' in defiance of censorship. In short, I backed you when you said unpopular thihgs. Do better.
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