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[#] Tue May 27 2008 13:44:54 EDT from dothebart @ Uncensored

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oh, so you already knew.

*steps aside* 

[#] Tue May 27 2008 15:10:51 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Tue May 27 2008 13:20:08 EDT from Ford II@uncnsrd

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. :-)

(immitating Krusty the Clown)


[#] Wed May 28 2008 16:07:03 EDT from Ygorl @ Uncensored

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May 27 2008 11:41am from Ford II @uncnsrd
What is this "chronicles of the black company" I see on amazon?

I believe it collects the original trilogy: The Black Company, Shadows Linger, and The White Rose.

Cook's Dread Empire series is being re-released as collections, so those are highly recommended for any Cook fan who hasn't yet read them. I maintain that they are even better than The Black Company in some ways.

[#] Mon Aug 04 2008 22:23:16 EDT from Ladyhawke @ Uncensored

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Neil Gaiman is writing some short stories for an upcoming book called "Who Killed Amanda Palmer", which is being photographed by the obscenely talented photographer, Kyle Cassidy.

Attached are a few impromptu pictures he took (and released) during some of the shoots; I thought a few of you might enjoy them.

Sorry text-users, they're attched on Webcit, so you'll have to login briefly. 

Neil Gaiman Poses_KyleCassidy.jpg (image/jpeg, 261568 bytes) [ View | Download ]
Amanda Palmer_Neil Gaiman_byKyleCassidy.jpg (image/jpeg, 421892 bytes) [ View | Download ]
Neil Gaiman Writes_Kyle Cassidy.jpg (image/jpeg, 264836 bytes) [ View | Download ]
[#] Tue Aug 12 2008 16:48:07 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Someone at Cracked is unhappy with Orson Scott Card's stance on gay marriage:

[#] Mon Sep 01 2008 15:30:05 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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It's probably a good idea that I haven't tried my hand at writing a book.
Because, well, I'm an asshole.

I'd be terribly tempted to write a 1000 page epic fantasy tale that actually completely extremely abruptly at around page 300. It would continue from there with the humdrum lives that the principle characters in the book live from that point on to the last page, at which point I'd author something to suggest there would be a sequel.

In the sequel, I'd just continue their boring, humdrum lives.

[#] Wed Sep 03 2008 09:13:20 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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"There is another theory which suggests that this has already happened."

[#] Wed Sep 03 2008 12:26:48 EDT from LoanShark @ Uncensored

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"and they lived happily and boringly ever after, until the writer needed some more money"

[#] Thu Sep 04 2008 09:18:01 EDT from BOFHMike @ My Castle Wall

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I think I read that book.. and saw the movie....  and its sequal.
Wed Sep 03 2008 16:26:48 UTC from LoanShark@uncnsrd (Uncensored)

"and they lived happily and boringly ever after, until the writer needed some more money"

[#] Thu Sep 04 2008 18:41:36 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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I wanted to go to and found myself typing amazaxxon
That's a cool word and nobody seems to have it yet.

[#] Sun Sep 07 2008 17:14:40 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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I've been reading The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn lately, and stumbled into this poem within:

Ode to Stephen Dowling Bots, Dec'd.

And did young Stephen sicken,

  And did young Stephen die?

And did the sad hearts thicken,

  And did the mourners cry?


    No; such was the fate of

       Young Stephen Dowling Bots;

    Though sad hearts round him thickened,

       'Twas not from sickness' shots.


    No whooping-cough did rack his frame,

       Nor measles drear, with spots;

    Not these imparied the sacred name

       Of Stephen Dowling Bots.


    Despised love struck not with woe

       That head of curly knots,

    Nor stomach troubles laid him low,

       Young Stephen Dowling Bots.


    O no.  Then list with tearful eye,

       Whilst I his fate do tell.

    His soul did from this cold world fly,

       By falling down a well.


    They got him out and emptied him;

       Alas it was too late;

    His spirit was gone for to sport aloft

       In the realms of the good and great.



[#] Sun Sep 07 2008 21:33:08 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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that one of yours?

[#] Sun Sep 07 2008 22:20:37 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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No, it's actually from The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

At some point in his travels down the river, he gets separated from Jim, and finds himself in this house of people who are involved in some kind of feud.  They had a daughter who died some time ago, and she wrote ghastly poems like that while she was alive (such that the mortician hired her to write poems for the departed).  She also made paintings of a similar vein... always something horrible going on with them.  But, with the pen of Samuel Clemens, it becomes amusing.

[#] Sun Sep 21 2008 19:22:25 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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By now I'm sure you all heard that some irish guy is writing the 6th hitchhikers book.

[#] Mon Sep 22 2008 00:17:02 EDT from athos-mn @ Uncensored

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Call it what they want, it's only published fan fiction.

[#] Mon Sep 22 2008 09:15:32 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Finished Huckleberry Finn, although I'm working on another chapter that was meant to be in the book originally, but Clemens pulled it for some reason.

The ending wasn't exactly the smoothest, in my opinion, but helped make the book funny.

Americans should read this, regardless of what race they are (although for black folks, the reading would likely be much harder to bear, in spite of what seems to be a general disdain for the practice of slavery in this book).

[#] Fri Oct 17 2008 21:12:03 EDT from flynnfx @ Uncensored

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The Best Foreign Books You've Never Heard Of

French writer Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clezio won the Nobel Prize for literature Thursday. If most Americans have never heard of this accomplished author of more than 30 novels, essays and story collections, perhaps it's because there is so little emphasis on international books in the U.S. publishing world.

Only about 3 percent of all books published in the United States are works that have been translated, laments David Kipen, director of Literature and National Reading Initiatives at the National Endowment for the Arts. In terms of literary fiction, the number falls below 1 percent, according to the blog,Three Percent. 

[#] Sat Jan 03 2009 16:29:06 EST from rudolf @ Uncensored

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My holiday beer this year is Schwartzbier. Pretty good with sweet bread or fruitcake. I wish they sold barley wine that cheap, nothing like 18% alky by volume.

[#] Sat Jan 10 2009 04:37:55 EST from Grey Wolf @ PixelBBS

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Wow. I've enjoyed beer at 12% in general this year, but it wasn't even a barley wine.

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