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Postby Mandy » 29 Mar 2008 20:56

Oh.. well there are a lot of people who only want happy endings in books, but you know I am not like that. I loved The Dark Tower, and it did not have a happy ending. Someday, when you are bored, see if you can find The Gunslinger.

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Postby Omphalos » 29 Mar 2008 22:53

orald wrote:Oh, kidnapped "him"=Jake. It could be understood either way.

And either way, I'm not reading Stephen King. And that's it, my neighboor already tried to make me read it. :?


If you are into dark and/or urban fantasy mixed with SF, then the first three of the Dark Tower books really are right up your alley, orald. The first one is amazing. Two and three are not as strong, but worth the effort to read. Here is a review I did of the first one that you may want to take a look at.

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Postby inhuien » 30 Mar 2008 04:45

Nice review Omphalos, I had not read any SK for more than 15 years until I recently picked up a second-hand copy of the Green Mile, which was also published episodically. I found it a nice read, it felt like one of his early books. As you say in your review, he really went off the rails, stylistically and otherwise for a good few years.

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Postby orald » 30 Mar 2008 06:14

Omphalos wrote:If you are into dark and/or urban fantasy mixed with SF

Well, I'm not, but my neighboor doesn't understand how I can't be for some reason.
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Postby Leto » 30 Mar 2008 12:45

I've got a special smiley for here (thanks to Otheym, its author).
It is a french one, but you will understand it very easily :
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If wishes were fishes, we would all cast nets
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KJA ? Keep Just Away?
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Postby orald » 30 Mar 2008 16:16

Oh yes, it's hilarious! :lol:

No, wait, I don't speak French. :roll:
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Postby Mandy » 30 Mar 2008 17:24

I don't speak French either, but I think it says: Invoke the Amtal.. or something like that. I couldn't get Babelfish to translate "sinvoque".

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Postby SandChigger » 30 Mar 2008 17:45

C'est J'invoque (= je + invoque), ma petite. ;)
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Postby Mandy » 30 Mar 2008 18:39

OH.. It's a J! No wonder I couldn't get it translated :P Thank you my dear. My brain told me it was an S, but now I can see the J.

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Postby orald » 30 Mar 2008 18:54

And I still can't see the meaning...Unlike US citizens, we don't get French as a the default second language in school.
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Postby Mandy » 30 Mar 2008 19:09

French isn't the default second language in the US either. It translates to "I call upon the Amtal" according to babelfish.

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Postby Omphalos » 30 Mar 2008 21:16

We have a default second language? He must be referring to ebonics.

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Postby SandChigger » 30 Mar 2008 21:52

Or Hispanglish?

SÍMON! :roll:


At my high school in BFE Ohio they offered French as the second/foreign language for the college preparatory course. A few years after I graduated, they switched to Spanish...which makes more sense in practical terms, considering the changes in US demographics. (If not historically or culturally.) I studied Latin on my own, though...and lots of others.... ;)
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Postby Omphalos » 30 Mar 2008 22:41

I never had the polyglot bug. I was forced into Latin and took it through college, where they also had a four year foreign language requirement (no matter what your experience or undergrad achievements with them). I can barely master English and its my fucking mother tongue.

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Postby Rakis » 30 Mar 2008 23:07

I speak and work in french 99% of the time... The only occasion i can practice my writing in english is on the internet, but mainly Jacurutu... :D

See, Dune gives you wonderful experiences... :P
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Postby orald » 31 Mar 2008 12:22

I've discussed it with Mandy on chat, seems I'm out of touch with the languages students choose to learn when they have to, mainly because I don't get to talk to many young people.

Or as Mandy put it, 30 years ago it was truer about French(and probably Latin, but that's a half-dead language). Mandy is old, so are the rest of you. :P
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Postby Mandy » 31 Mar 2008 14:16

Grrr!


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Postby Robspierre » 31 Mar 2008 14:34

I can speak bad american :twisted:

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Postby orald » 31 Mar 2008 16:50

Robspierre wrote:I can speak bad american :twisted:

Rob

Well, I can immitate chimp calls, does that count? :twisted:
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Postby SandChigger » 31 Mar 2008 17:59

orald wrote:
Robspierre wrote:I can speak bad american :twisted:

Rob

Well, I can immitate chimp calls, does that count? :twisted:

Only if you're stuck in the jungle one night and looking for a good time?

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Postby orald » 31 Mar 2008 18:30

You should know, buddy. :wink:
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Postby SandChigger » 31 Mar 2008 21:09

Yeah, I'm a sucker for...well...just about anything JUICY. :D


(I've been in a mood for TexMex here lately...but something CaRibBean might do as well. If you follow my meaning. :twisted: )



(I always double the R instead of the B. :oops: )
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Postby orald » 31 Mar 2008 21:22

SandChigger wrote:(I always double the R instead of the B. :oops: )

I didn't get the meaning of the former, but yea, I always do the same with the R.
Silly language. :x
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Postby SandChigger » 31 Mar 2008 21:24

I think I'll try to remember it like this from now on:

The Caribbean: ribbed for your pleasure! :D
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Postby orald » 31 Mar 2008 21:30

I emphethize the "bean" part in my mind so I know to double the B.
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