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Arts & Entertainment / Re: FES Book Club
« on: August 28, 2015, 10:27:18 AM »
The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell.



I generally say that David Mitchell is my favourite author. Cloud Atlas blew me away (not so much the film), but some of his other works surpass it in pure strength of imagery and craftsmanship of the language used. His best book so far is, in my opinion, The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet.

I'm not so sure about this one. After Ghostwritten and Cloud Atlas, this is his third novel that has a time-travelling, globetrotting plot, with several craftily interlinked main characters and hints of the supernatural that don't quite feature enough to call the books 'fantasy'. Of those three, it is also the second to feature a tortured, failing literary type. 

I'm also over halfway through, and there have been several minor supernatural occurrences, but nothing has yet properly happened. Mitchell as a writer is interesting enough to be able to pull off a slow plot, but I sincerely hope some earlier events are elaborated on by the end.


So far, 7/10, hopefully getting to an 8.5 by the end, we'll see.

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: FES Book Club
« on: July 28, 2015, 02:41:09 PM »
I know Stalingrad is supposed to be well good. I might bump it up my to-read list.

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Star Wars: Episode VII (cast list released!)
« on: November 30, 2014, 01:35:35 PM »
Watch out mate this is the real world what if I come over there and cut your hand off and throw it in the sea nobody will be able to sew that back on

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Star Wars: Episode VII (cast list released!)
« on: November 30, 2014, 10:55:22 AM »
Yeah but considering how easy they get sewn back on who gives a fuck. Star Wars Episode VII: Deal With The Pain

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Star Wars: Episode VII (cast list released!)
« on: November 29, 2014, 08:00:59 AM »
Let's also talk about how the name is shit

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Now Playing
« on: November 05, 2014, 06:11:34 PM »

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Foreign Language
« on: October 02, 2014, 03:13:49 AM »
na•tive (nāˈtĭv)
 ► 
 
adj. Being such by birth or origin: a native Scot.
adj. Being one's own because of the place or circumstances of one's birth: our native land.

No one is born in Esperantoland. It isn't the official language of any country. As no one is native to Esperantoland because it doesn't exist, you can't speak the language like a native. Obviously.

This was the poorest troll attempt I've seen in a while

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Foreign Language
« on: September 30, 2014, 06:26:06 PM »
You guys are silly, languages are an end in themselves, learn whatever you want.

And Thork, yes there are.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: ISIS and the Middle East
« on: September 21, 2014, 09:15:36 AM »
Do they say Allahu Akhbar literally every time someone dies? That would get so annoying.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: ISIS and the Middle East
« on: September 07, 2014, 07:39:20 AM »
This link tracks them in real-time

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: R.I.P. Joan Rivers
« on: September 07, 2014, 07:38:08 AM »
Just looked her up, quite glad I'd never heard of her

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Scottish Independence
« on: September 07, 2014, 07:20:43 AM »
New poll suggests 51% of Scots will vote 'Yes' to independence. How exciting! I'm currently working with a few die-hard pro-independence Scots so I'll be hearing a lot about this.
Whether you're for it or not, this result certainly means one thing: the result will be representative of actual Scottish wishes. A year or so ago I assumed that the majority of Scots would not bother voting under the assumption that independence would never actually happen.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: ISIS and the Middle East
« on: September 07, 2014, 07:17:06 AM »
I don't see why we're arguing about his name. It's clearly a Hebrew name, so I'm not sure why everyone's sitting around going, 'I don't know anything about Hebrew, but that doesn't look like Hebrew to me.'

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: ISIS and the Middle East
« on: September 03, 2014, 03:49:25 PM »
AK-97


(read aloud hehe)

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: ISIS and the Middle East
« on: August 29, 2014, 09:00:04 PM »
I dunno, this seems a tad more valid than the other ones. Proof of Weapons Of Mass Destruction was pretty hard to come by, but Proof Of ISIS is stacked rather high.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: ISIS and the Middle East
« on: August 27, 2014, 03:42:46 AM »
Also why do they soup their cars up so much, it's weird, also I don't care if you can do 120 in a 30.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: ISIS and the Middle East
« on: August 22, 2014, 03:27:53 PM »
There was a news story yesterday about a couple of Brits who'd travelled to Syria to join ISIS. Before they left they'd bought Islam for Dummies and the Quran for Dummies. It turns out that ISIS recruits might not necessarily be the hardline fundamentalists we assume they are.


Read the thread faggot

http://www.newstatesman.com/religion/2014/08/what-jihadists-who-bought-islam-dummies-amazon-tell-us-about-radicalisation


Bunch of thugs.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: ISIS and the Middle East
« on: August 21, 2014, 07:18:56 PM »
Why do people think that they have a right to live somewhere other than the place they (or their parents) were born?
I propose that we all move back to our ancestral homeland in Ethiopia.
I propose you apologise to all the millions who gave their lives in wars over the last few thousand years to ensure you can make dumb remarks like that in your ancestral homelands.


Yeah cause my family is from Russia hahaha

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: ISIS and the Middle East
« on: August 21, 2014, 07:06:25 PM »
Why do people think that they have a right to live somewhere other than the place they (or their parents) were born?
I propose that we all move back to our ancestral homeland in Ethiopia.

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