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    Finished part 1 of A Dance with Dragons. It was...

    Finished part 1 of A Dance with Dragons. It was good as always, although not a whole lot happened. And I'm not quite sure I like ho Tyrion's section has panned out. This Penny character seems a bit...
  2. Thread: Addicted

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    I have introduced the "put your fucking...

    I have introduced the "put your fucking smartphone in the fucking saucepan and don't touch it til you leave" rule in my house because my friends seem not to be able to have a normal conversation with...
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    Read by first Pratchett book only last month -...

    Read by first Pratchett book only last month - Equal Rites - It was good, funny and all, but almost like a children's book. Bit too light. I'd prefer something of his that is a bit deeper. Do you...
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    that's some fii-iine literature

    that's some fii-iine literature
  5. Thread: White Privilege

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    Haha, it's true, Irish were known as "white...

    Haha, it's true, Irish were known as "white negroes" or "negroes turned inside out" in the US.

    And I have an English geography book from the 1800's telling of how all the Irish have the...
  6. Thread: White Privilege

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    Of course, I don't dispute a thing you say. ...

    Of course, I don't dispute a thing you say.

    But I'm just wondering, what about other minority (white) groups in America? Do they all get treated like "white" people?

    I don't know very much...
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    How about some Edgar Allan Poe? Not that his...

    How about some Edgar Allan Poe? Not that his stories are very scary either, but they are great!

    Other than that, the only stuff that's really scared me was reading Goosebumps when I was little :p
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    I agree with everything you said Llamas. ...

    I agree with everything you said Llamas.

    People seem to throw out the term all the time now. I was watching some youtube videos earlier and half of them had comments saying stuff like...
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    Perhaps it's the fact that I'm not coming from a...

    Perhaps it's the fact that I'm not coming from a US perspective that I cannot understand this. It just appears as though much of the world is being dismissed for the institutions that are in place in...
  10. Thread: White Privilege

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    White Privilege

    I write this at the peril of being called a 'privileged white girl', but "white privilege" is something that has seemed to crop up a lot recently, and I see many posts by white people saying things...
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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.
  24. 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.
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