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2206  Media / Brush and Quill / Re: Book Thread Continued on: September 29, 2008, 11:18:16 PM
Yeah - I was actually pretty OK with Roland's ending situation, but everyone else...

Reading Guns of the South and am liking it quite a bit, despite not being into Civil War stuff at all.  It's an "alternate history" book where some guys come back and give the South AK47s, allowing them to win the Civil War.  It's not a total slam dunk, and the war's over well before halfway into the book, which I like.  Seems well-written and well-researched.
2207  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Game Journal MXVII: Crisis Atelier Spectral Moon III on: September 29, 2008, 11:11:52 PM
Playing me some Force Unleashed on the PSP.  Fun stuff!
2208  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Oh man, The Simpsons hits the twenty year mark tonight. on: September 29, 2008, 09:49:42 AM
Far from alone - I was in Jr high when The Simpsons started.  Still remember my parents saying no one would watch it in their house.  I watched some old episodes this weekend and I still feel like that ban was silly.
2209  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Great news about Jack Thompson. on: September 28, 2008, 03:03:26 PM
Probably part of the lawsuit to have him disbarred - that he has to compensate them for putting them to the trouble of doing so.
2210  Media / Brush and Quill / Re: Book Thread Continued on: September 27, 2008, 11:20:26 AM
How was it? I have it, but haven't gotten around to it yet.

Lisey's Story?  It was pretty decent, but I felt like it went on too long.  There was too much time and build up before she finally figured out the big mystery thing, and too much wind down after the big climax.
2211  Media / Brush and Quill / Re: Book Thread Continued on: September 25, 2008, 08:52:13 AM
Finallly finished Lisey's Story (one of Stephen King's more recent books).  Feels like I've been lugging that enormous thing around for a month.  Next up is one of those Harry Turtledove alternate history books.  I like that genre, at least conceptually, but haven't read anything of his yet.
2212  Media / Brush and Quill / Re: Book Thread Continued on: September 22, 2008, 07:28:25 PM
I'm currently reading the Bible.
For a class.

It's... repetitive.

I'm actually proud to say I've read the whole thing, start to finish, Genesis to Revelations (which has a cooler name in Spanish - The Apocalypse).  I'm not a super-religious guy, but I feel like it's an achievement a lot of people who are more religious than me can't claim.  (I think I got 300 points for that one!)
2213  Media / Brush and Quill / Re: Book Thread Continued on: September 20, 2008, 12:55:47 AM
Congrats on making it all the way through Don Quixote - I've tried a few times and never managed to finish.  Of course, the fact that my copy is in the original early 17th century Spanish makes for a handy excuse...  You may or may not be interested to know that at least a pretty large percentage of the books that he reads are real books - I've read a bunch of them.  They're kind of like a lot of fantasy books today - they follow a pretty basic formula, so if you like some of them, you'll probably like many of them.

I liked The Time Traveller's Wife too - was a bit nervous about it, but it turned out well in the end.  I think it was earlier in this thread that I mentioned another time travel book, which I read online, called Timely Persuasion.  If you want to check it out, it's at: http://reader.timelypersuasion.com/Introduction.html

I'm currently reading Lisey's Story - one of Stephen King's more recent books.  It's OK, but that's about as much as I'd say for it.
2214  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Super Mario RPG released on the VC on: September 06, 2008, 07:23:58 PM
Quote from: "Robert Boyd"
I think that's just nostalgia talking.  Sure, the old days might seem great now, but that's because we tend to forget all the garbage that came out back then and only remember the good stuff.


This is an excellent point.  It's like the fact that when I listen to the local classic rock station, I go "wow - there were a ton of awesome songs back then!"  It's not that the percentage of songs that were awesome was higher - it's that what I'm getting is distilled to JUST the awesome songs.  There was a TON of crap in older generations like there is now - they just don't release it on the VC.
2215  Media / Brush and Quill / Book Thread Continued on: September 06, 2008, 01:05:48 PM
There's a lot of good stuff in what remains, but also some things that people hated.  Even the ending has people divided.  I liked it and thought it made sense for the series, other people hated it.  In my opinion, there's nothing that sucks nearly bad enough to make it worth stopping over.
2216  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Disaster Movie on: September 03, 2008, 12:08:20 AM
I just had to say that I got to go the taping of last Friday's episode David Letterman's show, and Kim Kardashian was on promoting this movie.  Clip looked so freaking stupid.  Kim was pretty hot, but she also seems dumb as a stump.  Dave was cool, and Brian Regan (another guest) was pretty funny.  It was fun. :)
2217  The Rest / General Discussions / RPGFan Gaming Journal: The Road to Infinity on: September 02, 2008, 11:57:43 PM
Back to FFTA2, now that I finished a game for the site.
2218  The Rest / General Discussions / RPGFan Gaming Journal: The Road to Infinity on: August 31, 2008, 02:58:47 PM
Finally finished Mass Effect.  Went through the ending three times to make the different choices, was disappointed that two gave me the same ending.  Since I got all endings without playing once nice and once mean, I don't think I'll play it again.  It was fun, but there are other games that need playing.
2219  The Rest / General Discussions / RPGFan Gaming Journal: The Road to Infinity on: August 28, 2008, 07:56:39 AM
Quote from: Ryos
Quote from: "GrimReality"
I've discovered that both my laptop and my PSP have issues with the left audio jack for headphones.


Hate to ask the stupid question, but have you considered that it might just be that your left headphone is dead?
2220  Media / Brush and Quill / Book Thread Continued on: August 27, 2008, 08:03:45 AM
Quote from: "Lard"
book 4 was kind of a slog.


My favorite series ever.  Totally agree about book 4.  A good story, but didn't really need to be book 4 of the series.  Should have just had that as a side thing after the fact or something.

Will be watching to see what you say here after you finish book 7.
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