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  1. In Topic: Whats making you happy right now

    Yesterday, 07:19 PM

    View PostTiste Simeon, on 18 April 2024 - 07:02 PM, said:

    View Postchamp, on 10 April 2024 - 06:37 PM, said:

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    Dude that is brutal. Glad you're coming out the other side!

    For me I had a check up and my hard work with eating and exercise etc means my diabetes levels have dropped quite significantly and I don't need to go on any meds. Makes it all worth it!



    Cheers Tiste and mate, that's awesome news, it's not easy to do so massive congrats!! Makes the hard work worth it for sure!

    Thanks yes it feels good!

    In related news, I've started running again! I'm planning on doing the Isle of Man half marathon in August, and this gives me a bit of impetus to actually get on with it.

    If any of you are on Strava feel free to add me:
    Check out Simeon on Strava
    https://strava.app.link/W6gUCUU3TIb


    Half marathon is fun, Tiste! It's not as god awful long as the full marathon, so training for it isn't a chore.

    I did my first half marathon last year with 15,000 other people here in Indy. I did a 1:53, which was an average 8:37 mile. I was pretty proud of that, but it wasn't the 1:40's I was hoping for. I went out too fast (easy to do with 15,000 people around you lol).

    You can smash my time!
  2. In Topic: Four new Black Company books?

    Yesterday, 05:02 PM

    View PostWhisperzzzzzzz, on 18 April 2024 - 04:53 PM, said:

    View PostHoosierDaddy, on 18 April 2024 - 12:55 PM, said:

    View PostArchieVist, on 18 April 2024 - 12:08 AM, said:

    Black Gate has an interview with Glen Cook where he reveals he's already written three new BC books and is working on a fourth. He just needs someone interested in publishing them.

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    For several years now I have been working on A Pitiless Rain – or, The Orphan's Tale. It's a family Saga thing mainly revolving around the next generation kids from Glittering Stone, especially Soldiers Live. I have completed the first three volumes: Lies Weeping, They Cry, & Summer Grass. (I am) Halfway through Darkness Knows. My agent has had the first book for some time but I haven't heard anything yet. I will probably be writing on the day that I die. Seems to trump everything else, most days.


    He's also got another Garret PI novel written (and unsold) and the plot for a second thought out.


    Anyone else read "Soldiers Live" and immediately just continue with "and wonder why"?

    I haven't read Port of Shadows. Is its quality of at least the lowest original BC books? I'm talking through the Glittering Plains for quality comparison.


    It's...much worse. I loved the Glittering Stone books, so to go from them to Port of Shadows (which is not a sequel, but instead an interlude between earlier books in the series) was rough.


    I realize its set around the time of Shadows Linger, I think? How they end up in that location?

    And, time travel might actually be interesting if done at all well.

    I read them all a long, long time ago. Only ones I've ever re-read are the original trilogy. Is it on the level with The Iron Spike or one of the middle books? Glittering Plain was awesome because of how weird it went.
  3. In Topic: Four new Black Company books?

    Yesterday, 12:55 PM

    View PostArchieVist, on 18 April 2024 - 12:08 AM, said:

    Black Gate has an interview with Glen Cook where he reveals he's already written three new BC books and is working on a fourth. He just needs someone interested in publishing them.

    Quote

    For several years now I have been working on A Pitiless Rain – or, The Orphan's Tale. It's a family Saga thing mainly revolving around the next generation kids from Glittering Stone, especially Soldiers Live. I have completed the first three volumes: Lies Weeping, They Cry, & Summer Grass. (I am) Halfway through Darkness Knows. My agent has had the first book for some time but I haven't heard anything yet. I will probably be writing on the day that I die. Seems to trump everything else, most days.


    He's also got another Garret PI novel written (and unsold) and the plot for a second thought out.


    Anyone else read "Soldiers Live" and immediately just continue with "and wonder why"?

    I haven't read Port of Shadows. Is its quality of at least the lowest original BC books? I'm talking through the Glittering Plains for quality comparison.
  4. In Topic: Israel and Iran

    16 April 2024 - 03:46 PM

    View PostPrimateus, on 16 April 2024 - 03:25 PM, said:

    View PostTsundoku, on 16 April 2024 - 12:28 PM, said:

    View PostPrimateus, on 16 April 2024 - 12:12 PM, said:

    View PostLady Bliss, on 15 April 2024 - 11:20 PM, said:

    I feel like the whole deal was just a show. I'm pretty sure Iran knew they wouldn't hit anything but just wanted to show that they are willing to commit resources against Israel. I think if it had been a real attack they would have hurt people and that would mean a war that everyone is hoping to avoid.


    Remember Comical Ali, Saddam's information minister during the invasion of Iraq?

    He said the most ridiculous shit that we all laughed at. Truth was, though, he wasn't talking to us, he was talking to Saddam's party loyalists and people.

    I'm thinking the same is true here. I don't think the Iranian leadership is so dumb they actually think anyone in Israel, or the "West" in general is really intimidated or anything by this.

    No, it's probably more a signal to their own people. An internal show of strength.


    Like most of China's actions aren't for our consumption, but their own people.


    Pretty much, yes.


    And as an aside: It works. Very well.

    FYI, I just got back from China (there about 20 days). My wife grew up in China til she was 8, and her parents moved to the US with her and they all naturalized here about 30 years ago. Her parents are still very Chinese. Like, they Satellite in Chinese television to their house here in the States, and its the only TV they have in their house. Her entire family still lives in China (we were visiting them to celebrate our wedding and have a Chinese tea ceremony).

    They absolutely believe all that stuff that the Chinese stations sell. They use imminent war with the US (most specifically) as the starting point for anything international. The threat is always there of war and that's why China does X, Y, and Z: to protect from the west and the US.


  5. In Topic: Israel and Iran

    13 April 2024 - 09:49 AM

     Nicodimas, on 13 April 2024 - 02:10 AM, said:

    chatter is very very high in the world..it looks very close to a bad breaking point)


    And you probably couldn’t be happier, right?

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    Tsundoku 

    07 Oct 2023 - 20:22
    43! Woohoo!
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    Tsundoku 

    07 Oct 2022 - 20:35
    42 my dude - meaning of life! Hope you have a great one. At least it's a Saturday.
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    Tsundoku 

    08 Oct 2021 - 08:37
    41 ... kinda "meh" really. But at least it's a Friday so enjoy. Happy birthday dude.
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    Tsundoku 

    07 Oct 2020 - 20:01
    40! Dun dun dunnnnn ...
    Make it a good one :)
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    Aptorian 

    06 Jul 2020 - 07:57
    "A poor man's idea of a rich man.
    A weak man's idea of a strong man.
    A stupid man's idea of a genius."
    I'm not actually sure where it is from. But I've seen the "poor man's idea of a rich man" quote used about Trump and his gaudy taste more than once.
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    Tsundoku 

    07 Oct 2019 - 19:35
    Enjoy your last year in your 30s
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    Tsundoku 

    08 Oct 2018 - 07:56
    Like last year, except with more boobs and explosions!
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    Tsundoku 

    07 Oct 2017 - 16:52
    Happy birthday you big hunk of Indianan. May you spend it In-Diana (as in WW)
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    Terez 

    02 Feb 2016 - 21:30
    So do you agree to the terms? Cruz wins Alabama, you get my avatar for a month. Cruz doesn't win Alabama, I get your avatar for a month.
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    TheRetiredBridgeburner 

    10 Dec 2015 - 08:51
    Hey, thanks for the comment, there's a new video up now and I'm going to try and do some more today! :)
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    Tsundoku 

    07 Oct 2015 - 20:00
    Happy 35th :)
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    Terez 

    30 Jun 2015 - 07:10
    So when are you going to change the subtitle of the American Politics thread to something about Democalypse 2016?
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    Terez 

    19 Jan 2015 - 11:47
    I have allowed the weather to catch up to me. I still want to come soon though. Email me because this is awkward - terez27 at gmail dot com.
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    Terez 

    28 Nov 2014 - 02:53
    We have corn!
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    Terez 

    27 Nov 2014 - 21:13
    Don't get out much? :D I have driven through Indy a couple of times now; I had to go to IU to scan 3 books when I was up here visiting in the spring. I thought about hitting you up then, but I figured I would get around to it when I moved up here permanently. Less rush. :) Some time soon, when the weather is good.
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