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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5760 on: June 09, 2018, 10:30:33 AM »
They didn't teach Pokemon in my high schools or colleges, just French, German and Spanish :(

That's unfortunate. It's a rich and beautiful tongue.

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5761 on: June 09, 2018, 10:33:08 AM »
Going over the info on the newly leaked 1997 prerelease demo of Pokemon Gold and Silver (which has an incomplete prototype behind it in the coding).

It's got unused Pokemon (including lots of superfluous Baby Forms as well as strange things that I actually wish we got like a shark with an anchor for a tale and an evolution for Ditto of all things).

Also, weird unused items like the Poison Stone (Umbreon is actually Poison in this, Bellossom was also Grass/Poison at this point, and Weepinbell had a hilarious looking alternate evo to match it), the Ice Bikini (would have been a permanent Yache Berry, I think, there's one for most types of moves in the game) and the Skateboard instead of the bike.

Correction, it has both the Skateboard and the Bike. Early shades of X and Y.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5762 on: June 12, 2018, 03:45:05 PM »
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5763 on: June 12, 2018, 04:05:49 PM »
"Hyperspace" was very interesting. If I recall correctly, Dr. Kaku says there are 14 dimensions. :)

I am getting ready to start "Death in the Air" by Kate Dawson again, as well as "Fire on the Track" and "The Matchless Six," about American and Canadian teams in the Olympics.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5764 on: June 13, 2018, 11:04:55 AM »
Has anybody read "Jesus Christ" by Hilarion Aleyev?
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5765 on: June 16, 2018, 10:23:25 AM »
orthodox Christian books: teachings of the desert fathers, orthodox church, orthodox way, holy Rus, the Philokalia, Byzantium, the way of a pilgrim, lost sayings of Jesus, the making of Orthodox Byzantium, history of the Byzantine state, Russian fairy tales, Russian magic tales from Pushkin to platon, the Apocrypha revised edition, old bibles, the book of bibles, orthodox study bible, revised standered bible KJV bible, NIV new testament and psalms, Jordanville prayer book, book of common prayer. 

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5766 on: June 16, 2018, 10:27:58 AM »
orthodox Christian books: teachings of the desert fathers, orthodox church, orthodox way, holy Rus, the Philokalia, Byzantium, the way of a pilgrim, lost sayings of Jesus, the making of Orthodox Byzantium, history of the Byzantine state, Russian fairy tales, Russian magic tales from Pushkin to platon, the Apocrypha revised edition, old bibles, the book of bibles, orthodox study bible, revised standered bible KJV bible, NIV new testament and psalms, Jordanville prayer book, book of common prayer. 

gospodi pomului!

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All of them at the same time? (Also, the BCP is not Orthodox, but eh.)
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5767 on: June 16, 2018, 10:37:20 AM »
orthodox Christian books: teachings of the desert fathers, orthodox church, orthodox way, holy Rus, the Philokalia, Byzantium, the way of a pilgrim, lost sayings of Jesus, the making of Orthodox Byzantium, history of the Byzantine state, Russian fairy tales, Russian magic tales from Pushkin to platon, the Apocrypha revised edition, old bibles, the book of bibles, orthodox study bible, revised standered bible KJV bible, NIV new testament and psalms, Jordanville prayer book, book of common prayer. 

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All of them at the same time? (Also, the BCP is not Orthodox, but eh.)

No not all at the same time  :) and I agree BCP is not orthodox but for about what was weeks I kept seeing that book on the shelf in the bookstore it's an antique prayer book!  does no one in this generation care about their sins! so I got it but I do not pray anything from it!
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5768 on: June 20, 2018, 11:56:39 PM »


The first first comic/graphic novel I've ever read. Am I a real nerd™ now?  8)

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5769 on: June 21, 2018, 12:23:27 AM »
Snyder, Timothy (2018) The Road to Unfreedom: Russia, Europe, America. New York: Tim Dugan Books.

His section on Russian philosopher Ivan Ilyin is especially interesting.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5770 on: June 21, 2018, 12:33:56 AM »

The first first comic/graphic novel I've ever read. Am I a real nerd™ now?  8)

How did you like it?

I know you're joking, but I seriously hate gate keepers (and the idea that "nerd" is some kind of quantifiable state that one might or might not "really" qualify for).
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5771 on: June 21, 2018, 09:45:00 AM »
I know you're joking, but I seriously hate gate keepers (and the idea that "nerd" is some kind of quantifiable state that one might or might not "really" qualify for).

All I'm saying is, if no one gave you swirlies or called you Satanic for playing D&D in grade school (or some equivalent) you don't get to call yourself a nerd.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5772 on: June 21, 2018, 09:47:13 AM »
I know you're joking, but I seriously hate gate keepers (and the idea that "nerd" is some kind of quantifiable state that one might or might not "really" qualify for).

All I'm saying is, if no one gave you swirlies or called you Satanic for playing D&D in grade school (or some equivalent) you don't get to call yourself a nerd.

If you never had to lie about reading about book about Elves for your own protection...
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5773 on: June 21, 2018, 09:48:38 AM »
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5774 on: June 21, 2018, 10:13:29 AM »
I know you're joking, but I seriously hate gate keepers (and the idea that "nerd" is some kind of quantifiable state that one might or might not "really" qualify for).

All I'm saying is, if no one gave you swirlies or called you Satanic for playing D&D in grade school (or some equivalent) you don't get to call yourself a nerd.

LOL.



All I got was people calling me gay for liking Pokemon...
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5775 on: June 21, 2018, 12:03:26 PM »
All I got was people calling me gay for liking Pokemon...

Sorry.

Nerd hierarchy demanded passing it on.

I repent.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5776 on: June 21, 2018, 12:11:16 PM »
I know you're joking, but I seriously hate gate keepers (and the idea that "nerd" is some kind of quantifiable state that one might or might not "really" qualify for).

All I'm saying is, if no one gave you swirlies or called you Satanic for playing D&D in grade school (or some equivalent) you don't get to call yourself a nerd.

My mother was twitchy about the artwork in my White Wolf game books well into the 21st century, and my 30s.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5777 on: June 21, 2018, 12:56:43 PM »
I know you're joking, but I seriously hate gate keepers (and the idea that "nerd" is some kind of quantifiable state that one might or might not "really" qualify for).

All I'm saying is, if no one gave you swirlies or called you Satanic for playing D&D in grade school (or some equivalent) you don't get to call yourself a nerd.

My mother was twitchy about the artwork in my White Wolf game books well into the 21st century, and my 30s.

Yeah, the artwork got my Book of the Wyrm confiscated in school.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5778 on: June 21, 2018, 01:12:07 PM »
I know you're joking, but I seriously hate gate keepers (and the idea that "nerd" is some kind of quantifiable state that one might or might not "really" qualify for).

All I'm saying is, if no one gave you swirlies or called you Satanic for playing D&D in grade school (or some equivalent) you don't get to call yourself a nerd.

My mother was twitchy about the artwork in my White Wolf game books well into the 21st century, and my 30s.

Yeah, the artwork got my Book of the Wyrm confiscated in school.

LOL.

The 90s were a weird time in the U.S. The spread of Wicca amongst teens had administrators at my school looking twice at the covers of stuff as tame as Ann McCaffery novels and Blair Witch tie-in books. Administrators never managed to touch the actual majick manuals, though, despite them circulating like prison cigarettes amongst the wide-leg jean crowd.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5779 on: June 21, 2018, 01:15:00 PM »
Ha. Those were the days when Hot Topic was your one-stop-shop for identity and religion.
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« Reply #5780 on: June 21, 2018, 01:17:33 PM »
Ha. Those were the days when Hot Topic was your one-stop-shop for identity and religion.

those were the days!
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« Reply #5781 on: June 21, 2018, 01:24:57 PM »
Ha. Those were the days when Hot Topic was your one-stop-shop for identity and religion.

those were the days!

In Russia too?
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« Reply #5782 on: June 21, 2018, 01:32:57 PM »
Ha. Those were the days when Hot Topic was your one-stop-shop for identity and religion.

those were the days!

In Russia too?

nah just tryna be relatable!
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« Reply #5783 on: June 21, 2018, 01:38:09 PM »
I was going to say, we did some horrible things to you in the 90's but importing Hot Topic would have been the crowning indignity.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5784 on: June 21, 2018, 04:24:32 PM »
Nobody ever noticed all the Conan books I read as a youngster. Nor the few Gor books.

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« Reply #5785 on: June 21, 2018, 04:55:28 PM »
I was going to say, we did some horrible things to you in the 90's but importing Hot Topic would have been the crowning indignity.

America: See what the free market can bring you?

Russia: I miss the days when there weren't enough potatoes.
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« Reply #5786 on: June 21, 2018, 04:59:29 PM »
Nobody ever noticed all the Conan books I read as a youngster. Nor the few Gor books.

You obviously weren't reading them loudly enough.
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« Reply #5787 on: June 21, 2018, 04:59:38 PM »
I was going to say, we did some horrible things to you in the 90's but importing Hot Topic would have been the crowning indignity.

America: See what the free market can bring you?

Russia: I miss the days when there weren't enough potatoes.

ha ha!
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« Reply #5788 on: June 21, 2018, 05:07:24 PM »

The first first comic/graphic novel I've ever read. Am I a real nerd™ now?  8)

How did you like it?

I'm about a quarter of the way through, but it's too early to tell. I can say that there's a good deal more exposition than I expected. Also trying to figure out to what degree it's just a stand alone story, and how much of it can be considered 'canonical' (you never know with Dragon Age--the novels sometimes contradict the games, even when the same writer worked on both).

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5789 on: June 22, 2018, 07:36:19 AM »
Arkas comics. He's polling his FB followers on which of his (22) series is their favourite and I felt like going over my stash again. It's going to take awhile, though - nearly 60 books, and it's not even everything he's done.
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« Reply #5790 on: June 22, 2018, 05:47:49 PM »
The Collected Poems of Jack Kerouac.
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« Reply #5791 on: July 02, 2018, 09:40:25 PM »
Sense and Sensibility, Jane Austen
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5792 on: July 03, 2018, 12:50:46 AM »
I got a copy of DBH's New Testament.

I guess I'm a sucker for the Hart boys.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5793 on: July 03, 2018, 01:02:09 AM »
the book of 3 kingdoms
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« Reply #5794 on: July 11, 2018, 05:00:03 PM »
Earliest evidence of humans outside Africa

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5795 on: July 12, 2018, 08:09:25 AM »
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5796 on: July 15, 2018, 05:47:20 AM »
I've read Londonistan by Gautam Malkani translated into Polish. I'm not sure about English original, but in Polish it's full of rich vulgarisms - I see the point to use them in such kind of book, but in some moments because of their plentity it was difficult to read the book.
Anyway, the book is more than 10 years, but it still be up-to-date, maybe even more now. It's about second generation of Indus and Pakistanis living in the suburbs of London; don't know how does it look in reality, in the book they're actually only Muslims, Sikhs and Hindus.
The end is surpsring and after a few days after I read the book, it's still giving some food for thought.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5797 on: July 15, 2018, 03:05:29 PM »
Returning to The Orthodox Church by Metropolitan Kallistos (Ware). Not that it's any hard read, but I feel like I understand it in a deeper way now I have more context.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5798 on: July 16, 2018, 01:27:47 AM »


So far so good...

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Re: What is everyone reading?
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5800 on: July 16, 2018, 02:23:57 PM »
Returning to The Orthodox Church by Metropolitan Kallistos (Ware). Not that it's any hard read, but I feel like I understand it in a deeper way now I have more context.

Funny how that works.

I have a similar experience with a number of books read early in my Ortho-slouch upwards, except in my case I've found that reading them sober makes a tremendous difference on comprehension and retention.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5801 on: July 19, 2018, 02:34:13 PM »
St. Innocent of Alaska - Indication of the Way into the Kingdom of Heaven: An Introduction to Christian Life

This might be the best intro book to Christianity I've read yet.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5802 on: July 19, 2018, 03:30:30 PM »
Returning to The Orthodox Church by Metropolitan Kallistos (Ware). Not that it's any hard read, but I feel like I understand it in a deeper way now I have more context.
Funny how that works.

I have a similar experience with a number of books read early in my Ortho-slouch upwards, except in my case I've found that reading them sober makes a tremendous difference on comprehension and retention.
You were inebriated with the Spirit of God or...?
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5803 on: July 19, 2018, 04:43:45 PM »
Returning to The Orthodox Church by Metropolitan Kallistos (Ware). Not that it's any hard read, but I feel like I understand it in a deeper way now I have more context.
Funny how that works.

I have a similar experience with a number of books read early in my Ortho-slouch upwards, except in my case I've found that reading them sober makes a tremendous difference on comprehension and retention.
You were inebriated with the Spirit of God or...?

The spirits of God.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5804 on: July 19, 2018, 05:26:33 PM »
Returning to The Orthodox Church by Metropolitan Kallistos (Ware). Not that it's any hard read, but I feel like I understand it in a deeper way now I have more context.
Funny how that works.

I have a similar experience with a number of books read early in my Ortho-slouch upwards, except in my case I've found that reading them sober makes a tremendous difference on comprehension and retention.
You were inebriated with the Spirit of God or...?

Carbombs made with gas station ingredients. Lot of self medicating in the early days.
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