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[#] Thu Sep 13 2007 12:42:49 EDT from nadia @ Uncensored

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for the most part i don't shave my legs. i do if i'm going to wear shorts or a skirt, but when was the last time that happened? my husband only complains if they're stubbly, to which i kindly point out that if i didn't shave them in the first place they wouldn't be stubbly.

i think it really dries out your skin. once i stopped shaving my legs i found i didn't need to slather them in lotion anymore.

[#] Fri Sep 14 2007 19:45:13 EDT from Groo the Wanderer @ Uncensored

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Isnt' it possible to have some kind of laser sergery to have your hair permanently removed?

[#] Fri Sep 14 2007 20:50:27 EDT from Peter Pulse @ Uncensored

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Yes, but it would be very expensive and time consuming to have your legs done.
Most people will get it for um.. smaller parts.

[#] Fri Sep 14 2007 21:07:44 EDT from Groo the Wanderer @ Uncensored

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Like testicles?

[#] Sat Sep 15 2007 18:43:44 EDT from nadia @ Uncensored

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[#] Tue Sep 18 2007 07:15:51 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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[#] Tue Sep 18 2007 11:18:34 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Geez. No wonder they can't seem to win the Super Bowl.

[#] Fri Sep 21 2007 01:20:03 EDT from Groo the Wanderer @ Uncensored

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That, and not everyone can will 100% of the superbowls they were in, like the JETS.



[#] Thu Oct 25 2007 00:10:55 EDT from 2Dog @ Uncensored

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Tonight, I have no time for fine literature...

But I do have time for SquidBillies and a couple of beers. 

[#] Thu Oct 25 2007 13:36:51 EDT from shazam @ Uncensored

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I need a beer and a good book. (After I pass the evil CPA exam and have time to drink and read again.) This test is ruining all my potential fun. It's a yutz.

[#] Thu Feb 21 2008 08:57:42 EST from hirada @ Uncensored

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Literature and Beer? That just must be Tom Robbins'"Fierce Invalids Home from Hot Climates"  and a cold Dithmarschener Pilser.


And Amy Whitehouse reading it for you.


[#] Fri May 23 2008 18:43:35 EDT from Ygorl @ Uncensored

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Apparently Robert Lynn Asprin, author of the Myth Adventures series and many other genre novels, has died.

I hadn't kept up with his more recent work, wasn't really doing it for me anymore, but the dude had a heck of a sense of humor and a fun writing style.


[#] Fri May 23 2008 19:37:22 EDT from wizard of aahz @ Uncensored

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Noting my handle which I've used since 1982 I can't even begin to say how this bit of news has just struck me. Robert Asprin and his work from Thieves World through the Myth Books has been a part of my life for over 25 years. Good, bad or even indifferent I always looked forward to his writing and knowingg that the characters would be an evolving part of my life. The fact that this is no longer true truly saddens me.


[#] Fri May 23 2008 19:52:47 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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The news of his death surprised me.

Kind of makes me want to go on a spending spree, pick up all of the Myth series that I can (the handle 'fleeb' is also influenced by his work), and go on a reading binge.  I haven't done that in decades. 

[#] Fri May 23 2008 19:53:37 EDT from Ladyhawke @ Uncensored

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Sadness, indeed.  I found them late late, but his adventures were truly perfect to myth-scape to.

[#] Sat May 24 2008 03:01:25 EDT from Ygorl @ Uncensored

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In slightly lighter news, Cook has a new Garrett novel out, Cruel Zinc Melodies.
I've only just started, but it's great fun so far.

[#] Mon May 26 2008 10:13:59 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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cool, me get. thanks.

[#] Mon May 26 2008 14:21:46 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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This may sound weird, but I got into such a habit of reading technical manuals that I haven't read any frivolous fiction in many, many years.  I think the last thing I read was something by Samuel Delaney.  Cool stuff, but it wasn't the sort of stuff I used to read when I was a kid.  Hell, my parents probably would have freaked had I read Delaney at that age, considering some of the content he writes.

So when you guys reminded me of Asprin's death (I had put it out of my mind after I read about it), and I got to thinking about how much he probably influenced me without realizing it, I decided I should reaquaint myself with his writing.

I went to Borders a few days ago, and bought all the Myth-series books I could find.  I think I probably got everything except the third and fourth story in the series.  Pity that, as I'm intending to read this entire series from the first book, in order.  Since I don't have those two readily available, I'm skipping them for now (I've already read them, when I was in my teens, unlike some of the later books.. so I guess it won't be too bad).

As it stands, I've devoured five of the books, and am working on a sixth: "Myth-nomers and Im-pervections".

I took the time to read his 1986 introduction to the M.Y.T.H Inc. Link book.  That was fascinating to read, and explains a lot of the things I really liked about reading these books; that it kind of chronicled the growth of Skeeve, even as it probably suggested something about the Asprin's own growth.  Since I probably only read one or two books after that, before I stopped reading this series (just couldn't find it anymore for some reason), I don't know how much of the format change really improved or killed his writing (I am guessing it improved it, as he cranked out quite a few more books after that change).

I thought it was particularly impressive that he wrote the first book in only five weeks.  Damn.  I mean, I understand he had been fleshing out the characters for a long time prior to it, and that he was pressed for time (so he swiped an old, cheesy plotline and made a parody of it), but damn.. that's some fast writing.

Interestingly, I bet someone could make a movie out of one of these books (likely as an animation).  They are not so full of depth that any one of these books would require a six hour extravaganza, but they aren't so fast that the movie would be a short.  I suspect they're just about the right size. 

[#] Tue May 27 2008 11:41:42 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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What is this "chronicles of the black company" I see on amazon?

[#] Tue May 27 2008 13:20:08 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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Oh right, the myth books, those are the ones where at book 6 or 7 he said "I'm going to change the style of these books" and from then on they sucked. Now I remember. :-)

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