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D'ivers Fuckwits
Age:
42 years old
Birthday:
May 19, 1980
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Lincoln, Lincolnshire, UK.

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  1. In Topic: Current state of this Forum

    28 August 2021 - 07:02 PM

    Yeah, kids, the security certificate has expired because we forgot to put 50p in the meter. Normal shitness will resume shortly.
  2. In Topic: The last book you read that was truly awful

    16 August 2021 - 01:55 PM

    I tried to read The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon and I just detested it. I've a low tolerance for what I call 'Oxford Wank' novels (books in which an author - typically, but not exclusively American and more often than not a woman - has, whether by attending or visiting, completely fallen in love with Oxford, specifically the university, and has her characters moon around in front of the Rad Cam or New College Lane as the central conceit of the plot etc. See also: A Discovery of Witches), but this was just unreadable for me. I appreciate that I'm hardly the target audience, but I hated all the characters and detested the world.
  3. In Topic: Reading at t'moment?

    16 August 2021 - 01:29 PM

    View PostQuickTidal, on 16 August 2021 - 12:41 PM, said:

    View PostCougar, on 16 August 2021 - 09:40 AM, said:

    View PostQuickTidal, on 15 August 2021 - 02:56 AM, said:

    Reading POST CAPTAIN and I'm really starting to pick up the naval terminology now and the story is ripping along....but I don't think I expected some of the insane action sequences to be so visceral...

    Spoiler



    The only issue I had with Post Captain was the amount of time spent discussing domestic arrangements and the niceties of society in the period, which I thought got a tiny bit tedious. Good series though.


    I have heard this as well from others. I've even heard some people say skip both M&C and POST CAPTAIN and start with H.M.S. SURPRISE to get over the denseness of the naval terms in the first book, and the Jane Austen-on-steroids-from-the-male-POV in the second. There is enough action in POST CAPTAIN to make it worth the time pushing through the land-based society stuff...and honestly, it's probably going to be good character stuff for Jack and Stephen anyways in the long run. And if I skipped this one I'd have missed that amazing action sequence AND the Bear suit.

    I've heard that the 3rd book is the point where most people really feel the series takes off, so I'll probably plow into it right away after this.


    I'd certainly not recommend skipping them either. Post Captain sets out stuff you'd never work out without reading it about their wider relationships. I did struggle with the 'Jane Austen on steroids' stuff - a description I think very apt - which is odd, because I quite liked Jane Austen and never felt that Persuasion, for example, suffered from a lack of naval battles.

    And yes, big cat fans, it is indeed me.

  4. In Topic: Reading at t'moment?

    16 August 2021 - 09:40 AM

    View PostQuickTidal, on 15 August 2021 - 02:56 AM, said:

    Reading POST CAPTAIN and I'm really starting to pick up the naval terminology now and the story is ripping along....but I don't think I expected some of the insane action sequences to be so visceral...

    Spoiler



    The only issue I had with Post Captain was the amount of time spent discussing domestic arrangements and the niceties of society in the period, which I thought got a tiny bit tedious. Good series though.
  5. In Topic: Abyss is WILLING very very WILLING

    16 August 2021 - 09:36 AM

    Yeah, I liked too. The chat amongst the marines was as good as I can remember it being - and I'm just in the midst of a main series re-read, so it's fresh - and I was really impressed with the pacing.

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    Tsundoku 

    18 May 2022 - 19:48
    42! Meaning of life and all that. Have a good one.
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    Tsundoku 

    18 May 2021 - 20:26
    41! Hope all's well.
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    Tsundoku 

    18 May 2020 - 21:36
    40! Bwahahahahahaha! Welcome to middle age.
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    Tsundoku 

    29 Apr 2020 - 12:43
    Oi - post something - anything - you ginger Scunthorpian.
    PS hope all's well, love and kisses
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    Tsundoku 

    31 Jul 2019 - 08:15
    Sorry, missed it earlier this year. Hope it was a good one.
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    Tsundoku 

    19 May 2018 - 00:09
    Ugh, has it been another year already? Happy birthday anyhoo.
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    Tsundoku 

    11 Mar 2018 - 11:55
    So what's new?
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    Cougar 

    19 May 2017 - 07:20
    It does, it fucking does
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    Tsundoku 

    19 May 2017 - 06:16
    Tempus effing fugit
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    Tsundoku 

    18 May 2016 - 20:08
    Another nail in the coffin, you old bastard. ;)
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    Tsundoku 

    12 Jun 2015 - 06:00
    No worries mate, I'm mostly OK but having to spend a few weeks down south from tomorrow is going to test my cold resistance. Take care.
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    Tsundoku 

    19 May 2015 - 11:39
    How goes that downhill ride? I'm 8 years ahead of you so from my perspective the slope just gets even worse :P Still, hope you have a good one.
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    Macros 

    22 Apr 2013 - 07:34
    A heads up, in English we say 'you have' not 'you are'
    its a common mistake
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    Illuyankas 

    11 Jul 2011 - 13:31
    our love was never meant to be
    i'm so sorry
    also i want my CDs back
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    Cougar 

    23 May 2011 - 10:20
    Cheers Shane
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