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Re: Your Daily Random Comment

Postby Infinity Flat » July 14th, 2013, 9:54 pm

Sometimes Microsoft's stupidity is just overwhelming...
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Re: Your Daily Random Comment

Postby Allinea » July 15th, 2013, 1:59 pm

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Allinea wrote:Saw my first DCI competition yesterday. It was awesome and so much better in real life than in video.

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The Blue Devil's show was cool, and I found the ending intense, but there was so much going on visually (even compared to last year's show) that it was hard to follow what was going on. Crown deserves the win this year, I think, even though I'm a Cadets fan-girl by heart.
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Re: Your Daily Random Comment

Postby Crazy Puny Man » July 15th, 2013, 2:42 pm

Has anyone else read The Turn of the Screw?

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Postby caseyotis » July 15th, 2013, 3:13 pm

Crazy Puny Man wrote:Has anyone else read The Turn of the Screw?


Ah, I really want to. >.>
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Postby Crazy Puny Man » July 15th, 2013, 4:11 pm

If you have better books to read, then don't. It's kinda boring. You really just read page after page of the narrator's suspicions and intuitions and stuff about the ghosts...>.>

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Postby ScienceOlympian » July 15th, 2013, 5:43 pm

Has anyone read The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd? It is a really good book.
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Postby caseyotis » July 15th, 2013, 6:00 pm

Crazy Puny Man wrote:If you have better books to read, then don't. It's kinda boring. You really just read page after page of the narrator's suspicions and intuitions and stuff about the ghosts...>.>


Oh, well, thanks for warning me. xP It seems important enough for quiz bowl, but I guess a synopsis will do.
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Postby Crazy Puny Man » July 15th, 2013, 6:10 pm

SparkNote it, if you must know what happens. There really isn't a whole lot you'd gain by reading the book itself (I actually found a free online copy...). But a good amount of it really is the narrator describing her own ideas and suspicions...

And it's super-ambiguous. So many possible ways of interpreting what the characters say. It's infuriating :x

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Postby foreverphysics » July 15th, 2013, 9:05 pm

ScienceOlympian wrote:Has anyone read The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd? It is a really good book.

A really good book? A really good book? Excuse me, but that has GOT to be one of the most disgustingly horrendous books I have EVER laid eyes on.
...still, to each their own. Just that in my opinion, you could find TONS of better reading material. Such as Twilight, for example.
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Postby caseyotis » July 16th, 2013, 5:05 am

Crazy Puny Man wrote:SparkNote it, if you must know what happens. There really isn't a whole lot you'd gain by reading the book itself (I actually found a free online copy...). But a good amount of it really is the narrator describing her own ideas and suspicions...

And it's super-ambiguous. So many possible ways of interpreting what the characters say. It's infuriating :x


Huh. I wonder why it's so historically significant, then. .-.

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ScienceOlympian wrote:Has anyone read The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd? It is a really good book.

A really good book? A really good book? Excuse me, but that has GOT to be one of the most disgustingly horrendous books I have EVER laid eyes on.
...still, to each their own. Just that in my opinion, you could find TONS of better reading material. Such as Twilight, for example.


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Re: Your Daily Random Comment

Postby Crazy Puny Man » July 16th, 2013, 6:43 am

It's pretty much a ghost story at a time when telling ghost stories was a tradition (esp on Christmas Eve, as in the prologue).

I can only imagine it's known for its ambiguity, double meanings, and suspense. The author kinda left it up to his reader's imagination to 'fill in the gaps' of what he's describing...so imagining what really happened reveals more about yourself than about the story...

Other than that, it's kind of a satire on Victorian English society...

I dunno. I didn't like it. Maybe Wikipedia or SparkNote (esp the historical context section <-- read that) will give you a better idea, but I can't think of any good reason why...

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Re: Your Daily Random Comment

Postby Cedavis6 » July 16th, 2013, 10:03 am

ScienceOlympian wrote:Has anyone read The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd? It is a really good book.

Is it about bugs?

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Postby geminicross » July 16th, 2013, 10:14 am

Cedavis6 wrote:
ScienceOlympian wrote:Has anyone read The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd? It is a really good book.

Is it about bugs?

No. :D

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Re: Your Daily Random Comment

Postby Kokonilly » July 16th, 2013, 11:11 am

Crazy Puny Man wrote:SparkNote it, if you must know what happens

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Re: Your Daily Random Comment

Postby Cedavis6 » July 16th, 2013, 11:17 am

Issues that TV, movies, and books should focus on more nowadays (mainly TV):
Bullying
Disabilties and disorders
Losing a loved one
Moving
Divorce
Biasing people
Family
Having a loved one in the military

Issues that TV, movies, and books REALLY focus on nowadays (mainly TV):
DATING
DATING
DATING

I hate it.


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