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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2018 11:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond

One of those books that always looked interesting, but I'd never gotten around to reading. It is quite interesting.


Kaehlin, my one time WoW playing friend has been trying to get me to read that book.

I've been fallow for a couple of months. I started, but never finished Dead Wake: The last crossing of the Lusitania by Dan Larson. A bit of family history involved, as I was telling Sky on Messenger last night. My grandfather's step-mother was a survivor on that last crossing.

I also tried to restart reading Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie, but didn't get too far.
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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2018 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Youre a freaking machine Wos 🤷‍♀️


Sorry, Sky. Not ignoring you. I'd thought that, in your earlier post, you were addressing Sorus exclusively ...


earlier, Skyweir wrote:
Actually that IS a very interesting period in history .. infected 500m people .. which is astoundingly scary.

Wow .. omg you are even a more prolific reader than Av 🤷‍♀️

You are a walking library ... omg .. that there is anyone more prolific is .. well .. 🤷‍♀️ ....
Shocked shut the front door .. Shocked

But your topic choices .. are a tad gritty .. 🤢 Do you read anything other than religiosities 🤷‍♀️ Well you must .. I assume you read sci fi fantasy .. TCTC .. GOTs 🤷‍♀️ Have you read all of Donaldson 🤷‍♀️ MN the Gap series


But if, from your 2nd paragraph on, you were referring to me, then I didn't think anyone was a more prolific reader than Av. I've seen the number of books he reads a year -- a staggering number which leaves my comprehension skills in the dust.

And yeah, as you've noted (re: Cyclonopedia), I read other stuff. But I've been on a philosophy/theology tear for a while now.

"Gritty"? Dunno.🤷🏻‍♂️

No, I've not read all of Donaldson. TC1st/2nd/Last. Gap. Some short stories. Have MN, but haven't read as of yet.
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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2018 7:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What? Not read MN? Read it and join us in the MN forum too. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2018 9:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2018 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I'm sure that I'll get to it.

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Or will I???


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PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2018 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LOL, I recall what that gif is from, Wosbald. It's that Twilight Zone character that wanted to be the only person on Earth, so that no one could distract him from reading. I recall that in the next moment, he accidentally steps on his glasses, and there's no one around to fix them.

(As for Mordant's Need, well, you've got to do things in your own time and your own way, of course, and I highly respect that. That said, I hold Mordant's Need in high regard.)
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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2018 3:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Skyweir wrote:
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What? Not read MN? Read it and join us in the MN forum too. Very Happy

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I'm sure that I'll get to it.

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Or will I???



Hahahaha Hysterical thats definitely a corrupted wish 😢

What Cord said ..

I hold Cord in high regard 😏 if he recommends MN .. Id get a crack on with that read.

Wos have you read Game of Thrones 🤷‍♀️

I ask about your reading sci fi and fantasy works particularly as you seem to go through a lot of academic type studies in philosophy and religiosity

Does that affect your appreciation of sci fi fantasy works 🤔
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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2018 11:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I ask about your reading sci fi and fantasy works particularly as you seem to go through a lot of academic type studies in philosophy and religiosity

Does that affect your appreciation of sci fi fantasy works 🤔


I don't think so, other than I might be more inclined to identify strands of philosophico-theological thematics suffusing the text. But this gives no singularly privileged insight, at least not any more than those with an aptitude for sociology might have into Dune or for gastronomy into Fried Green Tomatoes.
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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2018 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I also tried to restart reading Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie, but didn't get too far.


I get that. I'm trending towards thinking he's the most over-rated living author.

Wos...yea, other reading doesn't give one a PRIVILEGED take/insight...but surely a different one? For instance, I can't fully enjoy Stephenson's "Anathem" because he has some pretty bad, and not very original, "philosophical" takes that underpin the story. If they were better integrated, more fully driven by the tale and less by him, it would be much better.
[[not ALL the arguments are badly done or worn out, and what he's trying to do is freaking HARD, and I've come to somewhat enjoy it...but still]]

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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2018 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Wos...yea, other reading doesn't give one a PRIVILEGED take/insight...but surely a different one?
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 8:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok .. so youre not pious in your religiosity 🤷‍♀️ I would imagine that piousness may affect your ability to read sci fi fantasy works.

Let me explain my husband was religious to a degree. Was a lay bishop .. wed read sci fi fantasy and when we read the Gap he would switch out expletives with other less offensive words. 🤷‍♀️ It was kinda irritating tbh lol 😂

No I did not corrupt him .. he moved away from his beliefs himself.
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Ok .. so youre not pious in your religiosity 🤷‍♀️ I would imagine that piousness may affect your ability to read sci fi fantasy works.

Let me explain my husband was religious to a degree. Was a lay bishop .. wed read sci fi fantasy and when we read the Gap he would switch out expletives with other less offensive words. 🤷‍♀️ It was kinda irritating tbh lol 😂

No I did not corrupt him .. he moved away from his beliefs himself.


But your original question would seem to imply that -- for example, SRD's works -- are essentially impious. An implication which I think, as a working-theory, is bullshit.





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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LOL

Well they most definitely arent pious 🤷‍♀️
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Well they most definitely arent pious 🤷‍♀️


How about non-pious? a-pious?

There exist people/groups...even Christian-evolved ones...that would say the ability of humans to create is a literal gift from God, and therefore ALL creations are a kind of worship of/to/for that God. [[taken to full implication, such an idea leads to some very strange and im- or anti-pious seeming places I would say...but whatever buffs ones boots...]].

In general, piousity's boundaries have innate and extravagant porousity. They leak no matter how strictly/strongly constructed.

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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 6:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is VERY true Broth Laughing

Religiosity is an intriguing abstract 🤔
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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2018 10:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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From a Broken Web: Separation, Sexism, and Self by Catherine Keller
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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 4:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow .. do provide a critique.. infact we should require such O.F. every reader 😏😎

Or at least a ... good read ... not good read.

Yes it will be a subjective assessment.. how could it not be 🤷‍♀️ But how valuable to have a pre read recommendation service 🤷‍♀️
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Apocalypse Now and Then: A Feminist Guide to the End of the World by Catherine Keller
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😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

Of course .. thats just whats missing from the narrative, a feminist view of the Apocalypse..

Dont be a selfish dude Wos .. do give us a brief precis .. this HAS to be good Big Grin
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