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Postby Dynagrip » Fri Apr 04, 2008 4:43 am

Gene Wolfe is fucking awesome. Check out the Latro series.

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Postby nobody_important » Fri Apr 04, 2008 5:02 am

I'll definitely have to. Shadow... is my first experience with him. I can't believe I've missed out on him for so long because it's pretty much exactly what I wanted to read.
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Postby . » Fri Apr 04, 2008 7:21 am

Wow, I have seen a whopping four of that list.

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Postby Dynagrip » Fri Apr 04, 2008 12:26 pm

nobody_important wrote:I'll definitely have to. Shadow... is my first experience with him. I can't believe I've missed out on him for so long because it's pretty much exactly what I wanted to read.

Clearly you skip all of my posts in book threads...you dick.

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Postby OMGBEES » Fri Apr 04, 2008 2:54 pm

I think that series kinds of peters out, though. I didn't make it through The Sword of the Lictor. I thought the Book of the Long Sun was better.

I started reading the Latro series at my old job but someone stole the book.

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Postby Dynagrip » Fri Apr 04, 2008 2:57 pm

Latro is my favorite.

I also preferred Long Sun to New Sun.

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Postby OMGBEES » Fri Apr 04, 2008 2:58 pm

Interesting note, the classic Claw of the Conciliator cover was painted by Yoshitaka Amano.

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Postby Bag of Ass » Fri Apr 04, 2008 3:21 pm

Bunyip wrote:Zora Neale Hurston - Their Eyes Were Watching God

Totally a participle.

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Postby nobody_important » Sat Apr 05, 2008 7:13 am

Dynagrip wrote:
nobody_important wrote:I'll definitely have to. Shadow... is my first experience with him. I can't believe I've missed out on him for so long because it's pretty much exactly what I wanted to read.

Clearly you skip all of my posts in book threads...you dick.


Well, actually, HEY LOOK OVER THERE! A THREE HEADED MONKEY!
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Postby pablo banquo » Sun Aug 02, 2009 2:43 pm

I was thinking about the death of the movie trilogy. Attempting to come up with a GOOD trilogy of movies that doesn't have any sequels, prequels, or tie in movies watering down the franchise. I didn't come up with much.

Godfather trilogy
Back to the Future trilogy
Man with no name trilogy (fistful of dollars, good bad and the ugly)

Anyone got some more? I was going to add LOTR but there's that damn hobbit movie coming soon, Xmen had the Wolverine movie. Indiana Jones... best left unsaid.
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Postby OMGBEES » Sun Aug 02, 2009 5:28 pm

Xmen also had Xmen 3.
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Postby pablo banquo » Mon Aug 03, 2009 11:54 am

Well, I more meant that Wolverine expanded on the trilogy. Like Aliens vs Predator expanded on Aliens... and Predator.
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Postby hobokenbob » Mon Aug 03, 2009 2:30 pm

pablo banquo wrote:Godfather trilogy
Back to the Future trilogy


one had a video game, and one had a cartoon series. in my opinion, a godfather cartoon and a BTTF video game need to be made stat.
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Postby Bag of Ass » Mon Aug 03, 2009 3:19 pm

There was a BTTF game for the NES. I think I rented it, and I made it most of the way through it. There were very limited lives/continues though so I never beat it. I do remember a Tapper-like sequence, and a Johnny B. Goode part. The game kinda sucked but I don't regret renting it.

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Postby Bunyip » Mon Aug 03, 2009 11:34 pm

Evil Dead
Three Colours
Mad Max (No, 3 is great, fuck you)
If you like Austin Powers then maybe Austin Powers.

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Postby OMGBEES » Tue Aug 04, 2009 12:40 am

I guess he doesn't care about quality? Just that there are only three of them? I don't understand the thought experiment because it seems REALLY arbitrary.
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Postby pablo banquo » Thu Aug 06, 2009 12:37 pm

Just thinking that it's no longer thought of to leave it at the trilogy and be done with it. Often coming back years later to add further adventures. George Lucus is probably pretty well known for doing this now.

I didn't know there was a Back to the Future cartoon. There was a BTTF ride at Universal Studios which had a bunch of footage made up specially for it. So that might count against it too.
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Postby Too-Much-Coffee Mistress » Thu Aug 06, 2009 4:33 pm

From what I understand, they're looking to make a Lethal Weapon 5. Seems like that would be kinda difficult to do, what with Mel Gibson being crazy and all.
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Postby Eolh » Thu Aug 06, 2009 4:49 pm

Too-Much-Coffee Mistress wrote:From what I understand, they're looking to make a Lethal Weapon 5. Seems like that would be kinda difficult to do, what with Mel Gibson being crazy and all.

I dunno. Everyone involved being crazy seems to me like the only way another Lethal Weapon movie could get made.
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Postby Bunyip » Wed Feb 10, 2010 4:23 am

I posted a second list of books a while ago, that list got bigger and then I read them all. These are the ones I read!

Jane Austen - Pride and Prejudice
James Blish - Cities in Flight
Ray Bradbury - Fahrenheit 451
Italo Calvino - If On a Winter's Night a Traveler
Charles Dickens - David Copperfield
William Faulkner - The Hamlet
Zora Neale Hurston - Their Eyes Were Watching God
Franz Kafka - The Trial
Richard Matheson - I Am Legend
Cormac McCarthy - The Road
J.W. Rinzler, Laurent Bouzereau - The Complete Making of Indiana Jones
Mary Shelley - Frankenstein
Neal Stephenson - Cryptonomicon
John Kennedy Toole - Confederacy of Dunces
Jack Vance - The Dying Earth
Gene Wolfe - Shadow of the Torturer

It took me ages to find a copy of I Am Legend, then when I finally got it I read nearly the whole thing in a single train trip. It's better than World War Z, though. So anyway I've made another list (list the third!), this one has some tough ones on it so we'll see how I go. I haven't read any of these yet!

John Updike - Rabbit Redux
Fritz Leiber - Swords and Deviltry
Fyodor Dostoevsky - Brothers Karamazov
Thomas Pynchon - Gravity's Rainbow
Franz Kafka - Metamorphosis
Jack Vance - Trullion: Alastor 2262
Vladimir Nabokov - Lolita
Charles Dickens - A Tale of Two Cities
Paulo Coelho - The Alchemist
Toni Morrison - Beloved
Leo Tolstoy - War and Peace
David Foster Wallace - Infinite Jest
JM Coetzee - Disgrace
Neal Stephenson - Quicksilver
Dave Eggers - You Shall Know Our Velocity


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