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My pen halts, though I do not
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October 18, 1978
Apple Valley, MN

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  1. In Topic: The Cheap/Free Ebooks Thread!

    01 July 2020 - 09:36 PM

    Humble Bundle has another huge Image comics bundle up. I've read almost nothing from this one, barring Monstress, which is wonderful; the first four volumes here are easily with your $18.
  2. In Topic: Reading at t'moment?

    22 June 2020 - 02:52 AM

     polishgenius, on 20 June 2020 - 07:44 AM, said:

    Anyway speaking of Claire North I almost forgot to say that I started reading The Pursuit of William Abbey, which perhaps doesn't say good things about it- but I think my perception is affected by starting it immediately after finishing a re-read of Who Fears Death and, no-matter how well-intentioned, it felt uncomfortable and a little false reading its depiction of Africa, African culture and magic written by a white Englishwoman that soon after that book.

    To be fair to William Abbey (or the rest of his book, that is), the how/where/why of his curse is almost entirely inconsequential to the rest of the book. (As of 2/3 through the book, anyway.)
  3. In Topic: Reading at t'moment?

    17 June 2020 - 01:03 PM

    View PostTiste Simeon, on 17 June 2020 - 06:55 AM, said:

    View PostSalt-Man Z, on 16 June 2020 - 08:41 PM, said:

    View PostMacros, on 16 June 2020 - 08:24 PM, said:

    how cool it would be if a toucher was an oboron.

    I think you just made my brain explode a little! :o

    I mean they do different things so I dunno. Kepler is effectively immortal if they can escape being killed in whatever body they're in at the time. This is different to Harry August and his pals.

    Sure, but imagine a "Toucher" living, say, a couple hundred years through however many thousands of bodies, then they're killed and start over again. But now they can do it in an entirely new set of bodies.
  4. In Topic: Reading at t'moment?

    16 June 2020 - 08:41 PM

    View PostMacros, on 16 June 2020 - 08:24 PM, said:

    how cool it would be if a toucher was an oboron.

    I think you just made my brain explode a little! :o
  5. In Topic: Reading at t'moment?

    16 June 2020 - 06:43 PM

    Haven't read a proper novel since mid-March (TONS of comics, though) but I got back in the other night with Claire North's The Pursuit of William Abbey. It's as excellent as you would expect from her, though the premise is a bit more odd than her other books. In this one, a turn-of-the-20th-century Englishman is given an African curse, where a shadow slowly chases him, and when it catches him, it kills someone he loves. Also, as the shadow gets closer, he becomes a "truth-speaker", able to see into the hearts and thoughts of the people nearby. It's not nearly as ridiculous as it sounds, and feels somwehat like a companion to Touch in the same way that Sudden Appearance of Hope felt like the flip-side of Harry August.

    Perhaps most importantly, it appears to ground all of her books in the same world (!) with a quick reference to people with the abilities from August, Hope, Touch, and what seems to me a reference to the Gameshouse books (which I haven't read) and one more allusion that I wasn't familiar with.


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    18 Oct 2018 - 06:30
    40! Dun dun dunnnnnnn ... happy birthday Salty
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    18 Oct 2016 - 13:12
    Happy B'Day, Z-Man! :)
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    Kruppe of Darujhistan 

    01 Oct 2016 - 02:09
    AAIII! Kruppe is back! If your pastries are under lock and key or otherwise inaccessible Kruppe's disappointment will be intolerable (to Kruppe)!
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    05 Jan 2012 - 17:30
    Ready for selling the Caine book?
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    19 Sep 2010 - 18:24
    thanks man
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    29 Mar 2010 - 16:13
    I've been moving slowly through it, not quite finished. My schedule is terrible this semester, but I should finish this week. I'll let you know when, but I have been enjoying it throughout.
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    03 Mar 2010 - 20:26
    Haha, well I'm glad my Nthusiam got you back into it! I'll admit that I never went so far as to create my own levels and such, but I still loved the game. When I get a chance I'll check out your levels. How difficult would you say they are? Did you cram 40 laser enemies into one level? *shudder*
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    23 Sep 2009 - 18:55
    That pooltable joke made me laugh too loud, bad humor is my weakness ~ Rep!
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    Kruppe of Darujhistan 

    06 Jul 2009 - 20:20
    Kruppe thanks you profusely for your kind words. If only Kruppe's rare gift was as useful as (say) a hogs talent for sniffing out and locating rare truffles.
    Kruppe is also delighted to inform you that he too resides in the land of 10,000 lakes. Stillwater, to be precise.
    Yet more serendipitous news: Good Kruppe is also a child of October. The 23rd day of that delicious m
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