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    I think it depends. Sometimes books have scared...

    I think it depends. Sometimes books have scared me witless, more than a film could, but its the same vise versa.

    In a film its a more tangible image, but sometimes (I don't read very many scary...
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    I do wonder how much books can shape who we are -...

    I do wonder how much books can shape who we are - I guess its a hard one to find out. But in general reading books increases your intelligence, and intelligent people are more likely to be depressed...
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    My dad actually bought me my first Stephen King...

    My dad actually bought me my first Stephen King book. I really don't think they gave it much thought to be honest. When I was around 10 I also read a book Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt, which has...
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    I haven't read Insomnia, but I'm sure I will get...

    I haven't read Insomnia, but I'm sure I will get around to it eventually.

    I like how The Dark Tower ties in with lots of his books - I just read the fifth Dark Tower recently and it tied in with...
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    I'm way too cool for facebook lol, joke, I'm...

    I'm way too cool for facebook

    lol, joke, I'm not.
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    Didn't he invent the Richard Bachman pseudonym so...

    Didn't he invent the Richard Bachman pseudonym so that he could publish more books because authors weren't really supposed to publish more than one book in a year?

    I love Stephen King anyway...
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    Not surprising that I already use the drinking...

    Not surprising that I already use the drinking way too much tactic. But I don't think that helps, because then I'm pretty much out of service for the next day!


    I do paint, but I haven't...
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    Thanks for that! yeah, I think some intense...

    Thanks for that!

    yeah, I think some intense physical activity would probably be a good idea. Once the weather is okay I can go back to hill walking and stuff. And maybe try joining more clubs in...
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    How do you relieve stress?

    So I started a Phd about 2-3 months ago, and that coupled with some shitty personal things (boy problems lulz), has left me feeling a bit stressed out!

    I've handed in my first assignment, so I...
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    Finished The Secret History by Donna Tartt a few...

    Finished The Secret History by Donna Tartt a few days ago. Really liked it. Loved the New England setting and love how none of the characters were predictable.

    Now reading The Chrysalids by John...
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    I'm almost finished Bright's Passage by Josh...

    I'm almost finished Bright's Passage by Josh Ritter (the musician). Wouldn't be my choice of book, a friend lent it to me. It's only alright to be honest.

    My next venture is either going to be...
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    Saw Wolf of Wall Street last night. I wasn't sure...

    Saw Wolf of Wall Street last night. I wasn't sure what to expect, and I didn't expect to like it, but shit, it was good. Worth sitting in uncomfortable cinema seats for 3 hours.
  14. Thread: Mick Flannery

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    Mick Flannery

    Anybody heard of Mick Flannery? He's from Cork, so probably not, but think he could appeal to a lot of people.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPRmM1Of0e8
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    I think lots of people I know have eaten pizza...

    I think lots of people I know have eaten pizza that has been in their bag/on the floor for a number of days. Myself included. Just wish there was a way to keep it crunchy.
  16. Thread: Scotland!

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    When I was over there I went on some night tie...

    When I was over there I went on some night tie ghost tour through the old underground. I'm not into that kind of stuff really, but it was very interesting, there weren't any lame wax figures, the...
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    Guinness is an Irish drink, maybe you should have...

    Guinness is an Irish drink, maybe you should have asked if they'd be drinking scotch.

    I visited Edinburgh a few years ago, it's one of the most picturesque cities I have been to. The castle is...
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    Finished Crime and Punishment by Dostoevsky a few...

    Finished Crime and Punishment by Dostoevsky a few days ago. It was very good, even if it took me a good bit to get through it.

    Now reading Wizard and Glass (Dark Tower #4) by Stephen King. I love...
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    I just came home from South Africa last week and...

    I just came home from South Africa last week and the people I was staying with had been discussing how they hadn't heard anything about Mandela in quite some time and thought maybe he was dead...
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    I agree with you. Over Halloween I remember...

    I agree with you. Over Halloween I remember reading some things that spoke of how racist it was to dress like this....but...I don't think so. I mean, if you're dressing up as someone you admire, and...
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    I'm not sure where exactly I stand on this. While...

    I'm not sure where exactly I stand on this. While I would never go out dressed as a sexy anything, if people are comfortable to do that, let them. Anyone who thinks someone is a 'slut' for wearing a...
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    Finished The Beach by Alex Garland the other day....

    Finished The Beach by Alex Garland the other day. A great book, a lot better than the film.

    I'm now about half-way through I am Legend by Richard Matheson. Enjoying it so far.
  23. Thread: Cursive ?

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    We learned script first, and then cursive in...

    We learned script first, and then cursive in first class (no idea what the US equivalent of that is - we were about 7). Cursive does seem a bit pointless, and hard to read. I can barely read my own...
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    These are supposed to be great (both for the...

    These are supposed to be great (both for the environment and for comfort and cleanliness and stuff), but I don't think I could ever deal with one. I have low self awareness, and can barely use a...
  25. I would use that to try recover my shiny Pokemon...

    I would use that to try recover my shiny Pokemon cards, which I hid so well that I haven't been able to find them in ten years.
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