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  Topic: Resident Alien
Rigel

Replies: 9
Views: 249

PostForum: TV Shows   Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2021 3:38 am   Subject: Resident Alien
I can't believe y'all are trash-talking Tucker like this. I'll watch Alan Tudyk in anything Very Happy
  Topic: Whatcha been playing lately?
Rigel

Replies: 1643
Views: 153962

PostForum: PC & Console Games   Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2021 3:32 am   Subject: Whatcha been playing lately?
I played one of them, (an early one) and couldn't handle the camera. Never played one since.

--A

I grew up on Sierra and LucasArts adventure games, so something like that doesn't bother me. But ...
  Topic: BIG, EARLY NEWS: Amazon buying LOTR to make a Series
Rigel

Replies: 71
Views: 16211

PostForum: J.R.R. Tolkien Forum   Posted: Wed Jan 20, 2021 7:02 pm   Subject: BIG, EARLY NEWS: Amazon buying LOTR to make a Series
Huh... "the greatest villain that ever flowed from Tolkien's pen," but wasn't Morgoth chained at the end of the first age?
  Topic: Dumb-assed stats question
Rigel

Replies: 15
Views: 444

PostForum: The Loresraat   Posted: Wed Jan 20, 2021 6:58 pm   Subject: Dumb-assed stats question
I started to write out the work and got some errors.

I'll have to dig into my math later.
  Topic: 2013 Reading Challenge/Goal
Rigel

Replies: 67
Views: 26094

PostForum: General Literature Discussion   Posted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:40 pm   Subject: 2013 Reading Challenge/Goal
Of course, graphic novels count Wink
  Topic: The Stand
Rigel

Replies: 29
Views: 1136

PostForum: TV Shows   Posted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:37 pm   Subject: The Stand
Having been familiar with the story since the late '70s, I'm just now realizing that Harold's the most important character in the story.

Well if you define "story" (and many people don't! ...
  Topic: What fantasy/science fiction book are you reading RIGHT NOW?
Rigel

Replies: 7922
Views: 637835

PostForum: General Fantasy/Sci-Fi Discussion   Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:53 pm   Subject: What fantasy/science fiction book are you reading RIGHT NOW?
Ever read Lev Grossman's The Magicians, Av? Just finished it and can give it the thumbs up. Harry Potter for adults sums it up.

Smile

That reminds me, I was enjoying the show for the first two se ...
  Topic: The Stand
Rigel

Replies: 29
Views: 1136

PostForum: TV Shows   Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:50 pm   Subject: The Stand
According to news reports, Stephen King has written an entirely different ending to the final chapter of the series that is also different than the book as well as a coda.
Oh boy. Can't wait.

Well ...
  Topic: 2013 Reading Challenge/Goal
Rigel

Replies: 67
Views: 26094

PostForum: General Literature Discussion   Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:45 pm   Subject: 2013 Reading Challenge/Goal
I always say "For people who don't read, I read a lot. For people who read a lot, I don't read a lot."

Last year I topped out at 15 books, I think, which is a touch below my goal of 20. I ...
  Topic: What are you reading in general?
Rigel

Replies: 2141
Views: 239138

PostForum: General Literature Discussion   Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:40 pm   Subject: What are you reading in general?
Just finished Fareed Zakaria's Ten Lessons for a Post-pandemic World.

It should more rightly have been called 15 or 20 Questions for the modern world, with lots of historical context and excerpts f ...
  Topic: What fantasy/science fiction book are you reading RIGHT NOW?
Rigel

Replies: 7922
Views: 637835

PostForum: General Fantasy/Sci-Fi Discussion   Posted: Sun Nov 29, 2020 2:37 am   Subject: What fantasy/science fiction book are you reading RIGHT NOW?
it was in the bag that was stolen from my car...

I honestly don't know how I would deal with such a tragedy.
  Topic: Watchmen Series?!?!?
Rigel

Replies: 102
Views: 9000

PostForum: TV Shows   Posted: Sun Nov 29, 2020 2:36 am   Subject: Watchmen Series?!?!?
So, they're going all-out fascist?

Color me surprised.
  Topic: Whatcha been playing lately?
Rigel

Replies: 1643
Views: 153962

PostForum: PC & Console Games   Posted: Sun Nov 29, 2020 2:35 am   Subject: Whatcha been playing lately?
I've heard it's a mile wide and an inch deep. Let us know what you think.
  Topic: What fantasy/science fiction book are you reading RIGHT NOW?
Rigel

Replies: 7922
Views: 637835

PostForum: General Fantasy/Sci-Fi Discussion   Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2020 4:49 pm   Subject: What fantasy/science fiction book are you reading RIGHT NOW?
not sure how I feel about another series that is only just starting... Very Happy

It's a complete novel on its own, and very satisfying. The other coming novels are other characters' adventures and such. G ...
  Topic: What fantasy/science fiction book are you reading RIGHT NOW?
Rigel

Replies: 7922
Views: 637835

PostForum: General Fantasy/Sci-Fi Discussion   Posted: Sun Nov 22, 2020 2:49 am   Subject: What fantasy/science fiction book are you reading RIGHT NOW?
Me, I finished Wise Man's Fear but I have no idea what to read next. Sad

--A

Go for [url=https://www.amazon.com/Black-Leopard-Wolf-Dark-Trilogy/dp/0735220182/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=blac ...
  Topic: What fantasy/science fiction book are you reading RIGHT NOW?
Rigel

Replies: 7922
Views: 637835

PostForum: General Fantasy/Sci-Fi Discussion   Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2020 4:42 pm   Subject: What fantasy/science fiction book are you reading RIGHT NOW?
Finishing up my re-read of the Hitchhikers series, and I'm in Mostly Harmless.

I always thought this one wasn't as funny as the others, and on my re-read, I still think so. It's more... Depressing? ...
  Topic: Who shot first, Greedo or Han?
Rigel

Replies: 19
Views: 4864

PostForum: Star Wars and Star Trek Forum   Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2020 4:40 pm   Subject: Who shot first, Greedo or Han?
More or less tracks with the original movie, just a bit more verbose.
  Topic: The Stand
Rigel

Replies: 85
Views: 38484

PostForum: Stephen King Forum   Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:59 pm   Subject: The Stand
I can't believe I just let Stephen King spend 1,200 pages convincing me that life is meaningless and futile and that, even if I do "make my stand(tm)," it's all pointless anyway and doesn't ...
  Topic: How Do You Feel Today? v4
Rigel

Replies: 2694
Views: 150408

PostForum: General Discussion Forum   Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2020 11:54 pm   Subject: How Do You Feel Today? v4
Despite having done quite a lot of them over the years, this kinda build is still nerve-wracking to me. Always terrified I'm going to fry shit and waste all that money. Very Happy


Modern equipment is s ...
  Topic: What fantasy/science fiction book are you reading RIGHT NOW?
Rigel

Replies: 7922
Views: 637835

PostForum: General Fantasy/Sci-Fi Discussion   Posted: Thu Oct 08, 2020 8:05 pm   Subject: What fantasy/science fiction book are you reading RIGHT NOW?
I'm more than halfway through The Stand, and can understand why some people complain that it's too long. There are some excellent chapters... And some that just aren't.

And then I hit a stretch of ...
 
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