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#21 videogameman

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Posted 30 December 2009 - 12:16 PM

I'm currently reading "Sub 4:00", a book about Alan Webb. Next on my list are Pre, Coaching Cross Country, Lord of the Star Wars, and books that I've put down and never finished.


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Posted 30 December 2009 - 08:34 PM

Sherlock Holmes volume 1 (aka, the first bunch of the books) and then volume 2

Then after that, A Connecticut Yankee in King Authors' Court by Mark Twain

After that, Dante's Inferno (btw, did you know that they are making this into a video game?)

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Posted 30 December 2009 - 09:19 PM

After that, Dante's Inferno (btw, did you know that they are making this into a video game?)



I really need to get around to reading this. Of course there's about two dozen other "classics" that I should read as well, but this one seems especially promising.


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Posted 30 December 2009 - 10:16 PM

After that, Dante's Inferno (btw, did you know that they are making this into a video game?)

More accurately, they are making the NAME into a video game which, aside from involving Hell, has little to do with the book.

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Posted 30 December 2009 - 10:17 PM

More accurately, they are making the NAME into a video game which, aside from involving Hell, has little to do with the book.


Damn it.

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Posted 30 December 2009 - 11:30 PM

I think Penny Arcade has it covered fairly well...

http://www.penny-arc...mic/2009/12/16/

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Posted 31 December 2009 - 12:49 AM

Just finished Death Star, by Steve Perry and Michael Reaves. If you liked A New Hope even a little bit, you owe it to yourself to read it.

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Posted 31 December 2009 - 03:48 PM

You know what. I'm going to break my (fake) vow to not read books without pictures. I'm becoming interested in the Lovecraft stories. I know a few of the old gang on here used to do some Lovecraft RPs. I know Cthulhu keeps losing in the CBUB, which from what I've read shouldn't be too easy a feat. I know a lot from my own research, but I've never read one of his books. Looks like it's time for a library break.

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Posted 31 December 2009 - 04:11 PM

Cthulhu loses because people think he got destroyed by a boat hitting him. He had yet to be fully summoned at tht point, so the summoning was interrupted. The CBUB kiddies can't comprehend this concept, they just say "OMG Cthulhu got hit by a boat, so Batman can beat him!"

That said, Lovecraft's actual writing isn't all that great. It's more about the ideas than any sort of writing talent he possessed. You'd get the same experience by reading one of the Cthulhu RPG books, where you get all of the good quotes without any of the other stuff that bogs down his stories.

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Posted 31 December 2009 - 04:12 PM

More accurately, they are making the NAME into a video game which, aside from involving Hell, has little to do with the book.


hmm..... please tell me more of this.

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Posted 31 December 2009 - 04:21 PM

Clips of Inferno's gameplay are easy to come across. Check youtube or one of the major video game websites. The clips tell you way more than anything we could describe. And, yeah, it has little to do with the original story other than "dude goes to hell."

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Posted 31 December 2009 - 05:09 PM

That said, Lovecraft's actual writing isn't all that great. It's more about the ideas than any sort of writing talent he possessed.


Ah, high concept - low writing skill...much like myself. I might like it. Thanks for the start.

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 11:20 AM

Once I'm done reading Cryptid. These will be the next books I'll be reading in order.


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There's a movie base off this. Anyway this is about a bear that has been mutated by pollution in the environment and begins killing people.


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This one is about a relict population of Titanis birds being discovered in a unexplored area of florida and they have evolved to have near human intelligence which was why no one was ever able to find them until now. And the main characters try their best to protect them now that they have been discovered by man.


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Its about Bigfoot killing people after a group of careless campers start a forest fire which kills Bigfoot's tribe including his mate and offspring. So angry at them that he starts killing people as an act of revenge.

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 11:21 AM

Just started At the Mountains of Madness. I'm reading again, I'm so proud of me. Couldn't find the RP books without buying them. We'll see.

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 03:44 PM

Rereading Mad At the Movies and started the DC Encyclopedia.

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Posted 06 January 2010 - 07:45 PM

I just finished my Sherlock Holmes collection. Now I just finished The Improbable stories of Sherlock Holmes. Basically, its a collection of Holmes stories written by some of the more notable authors(Neil Gaimen, Stephen King, etc...). Its also got me hooked onto Lovecraft stories with its crossovers.

Sherlock Holmes + HP Lovecraft= AWESOMENESS.

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 11:24 AM

Lovecraft's At the Mountains of Madness assessment (so far):
Dislikes - Slow build. Very Slow build. It has a slow crawl that makes me want to skip ahead to the good parts. Over descriptive. I know a lot of you like descriptive and I do to a certain degree, but I only need so much to get the point. I have a vivid imagination. Once you give me so much, I can run with it. Lovecraft spends most of a chapter describing the peculiarity of a mountain range...boring.

Likes - I do like the mystery. Lovecraft knows what fear is...it is in the unknown. I am extremely anxious to know what is behind the Madness at the Mountains. He builds a good tension. Very good. I like how he tells us the Mountain is so crazy he dare not describe it and then does anyway. I really wish there was a necronomicon to read now. Then again...

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 05:46 PM

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Posted 10 January 2010 - 01:35 PM

Finished At the Mountains of Madness...I understand now. He was a visionary: the first to introduce such things at a time period when horror was all about witches and ghosts. I had to get out my big old words dictionary, but Melikey. I will be reading more. Lovecraft was the creator of the original Galactus.

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 10:18 AM

I'm in the middle of reading Neil Gaiman's Anansi Boys. Who knew Neil Gaiman was funny? Great book.

"It was rumored that there was going to be a movie adaptation of Anansi Boys (from the radio play), but the "moviemakers wanted to change the lead black characters to white or drop the magical elements altogether". Gaiman claimed not to need the money, "Not needing the money puts me in a magical place because I can say no. I like the idea of having good movies made or having no movies made."[9]

On 9th April 2010, Gaiman updated his Twitter feed with, "Anansi Boys script starting to look a bit more like a script."

Good man. Keep your pride, ethics and integrity about you.




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