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by Narsil
Tue Aug 19, 2008 7:38 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?
Replies: 1824
Views: 483218

Re: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?

I just finished Clive Barker's Weaveworld, and damn that was amazing. I went into it expecting pulp fantasy and it was so much more. I'm totally going to get the rest of his stuff sometime. At the very least Imajica and the Art books.
by Narsil
Sun Aug 17, 2008 5:56 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: HP6: "Half Blood Prince" Trailer
Replies: 24
Views: 2848

Re: HP6: "Half Blood Prince" Trailer

Clumpy wrote:ARGH!

July 2009? What the hell?
by Narsil
Sat Aug 16, 2008 10:36 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Worst/Overrated books.
Replies: 753
Views: 284803

Re: Re:

Bassoon wrote:
Amicitia wrote:In fact, I'd like to write a book that, when analyzed, points you to the completely wrong conclusions so that normal people can point and laugh at you when you state these outlandish claims! Argh!

Someone's already done that. It's called House of Leaves.
by Narsil
Sat Aug 16, 2008 10:21 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Bangai-o Spirits
Replies: 11
Views: 1544

Re: Bangai-o Spirits

I am having problems with Sound Load, and the website mentioned in the instruction booklet has not been updated since before the game came out. It seems to go from DS to PC perfectly, but when I try to play the file back, in a quiet environment, I get an error message saying that I should try again...
by Narsil
Sat Aug 16, 2008 9:53 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Heroes 2nd season tie-in graphic novels
Replies: 1
Views: 983

Re: Heroes 2nd season tie-in graphic novels

I never really read the graphic novels because they took forever to load or download by pdf. If there was a torrent up, I'd probably hit that.
by Narsil
Fri Aug 15, 2008 7:27 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: the most epic book debate ever conceived (Bookmarks)
Replies: 277
Views: 36890

Re: What (physical) bookmarks do you use and recommend?

For the past year I've been using an index card that fell out of my copy of American Gods that simply says "Neil Gaiman- American Gods- [ISBN]" It's a nice bookmark and it's cool how the card has yellowed and disintegrated over time.
by Narsil
Thu Aug 14, 2008 2:49 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Gravity's Rainbow & other Thomas Pynchon
Replies: 57
Views: 13956

Re: Gravity's Rainbow & other Thomas Pynchon

If you don't want it any longer...I can offer it a home.

PM me if you want to discuss details.
by Narsil
Mon Aug 11, 2008 3:37 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Best Video Game
Replies: 122
Views: 11593

Re: Best Video Game

My vote is for the Disgaea series for it's glaring originality, zany story, and endless replayability. I might have to second this. And if Disgaea 3 uses DLC to the fullest extent, there's no reason it ever needs to be stopped playing. I'm totally getting chills just thinking about how Geo Blocks m...
by Narsil
Mon Aug 11, 2008 3:31 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: The Best Rhythm Game Ever
Replies: 120
Views: 17411

Re: The Best Rhythm Game Ever

If anyone ever gets the chance to play Drummania, try it. Seriously, take a digital drum set, put a screen in front of it, and make it tell you what to do and you have Drummania. It is the closest thing to actually doing what you're imitating in a rhythm game. It has an amazing feel. You can sessio...
by Narsil
Sun Aug 10, 2008 12:30 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?
Replies: 1824
Views: 483218

Re: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?

I'm currently reading Weaveworld, by Clive Barker. It's turgid and overwritten, but I need some trash. Or my brain she will be asplode. Besides, if I just read postmodern literature all the time I'd be a massive pompous douche. My favorite zero-literary-content books though are Alastair Reynolds. Ch...
by Narsil
Thu Aug 07, 2008 2:42 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: The Best Rhythm Game Ever
Replies: 120
Views: 17411

Re: The Best Rhythm Game Ever

Jessica wrote:Agreed that audiosurf is so fantastic that it should have been on that poll even though it didn't exist yet at it's creation.

That's how awesome it is.
Ask and ye shall receive.

And if you think of anything I missed, just go kindly sod off.
by Narsil
Thu Aug 07, 2008 2:36 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: FF XIII
Replies: 136
Views: 13403

Re: FF XIII

I've fallen out of the FF series since I got suckered into buying 3 for the DS at $40, but I think I'll be picking up the Advent Children blu-ray edition because I've never seen it and I kinda want that demo.
by Narsil
Mon Aug 04, 2008 2:51 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books you had to read for school that you could not stand
Replies: 778
Views: 212068

Re: Books you had to read for school that you could not stand

I have to read all of Jane Eyre and all of The Tin Flute by August 8th. I'm trying. I'm really trying.

I love Jane Eyre.
I love Jane Eyre.
I love Jane Eyre.
I love Jane Eyre.
No, I really don't.
by Narsil
Fri Aug 01, 2008 4:15 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books you just bought
Replies: 120
Views: 17493

Re: Books you just bought

Weaveworld- Clive Barker

It was $3.99. I figured "eh, why not", as every literary diet needs some fluff.
by Narsil
Fri Aug 01, 2008 4:13 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Recommend a book
Replies: 484
Views: 271345

Re: Recommend a book

ewige wrote:As for my recommendation, I would echo House of Leaves, but above it I would place infinite jest. I do so adore that slab of book.

:D I like you. Everyone I meet runs from those books.
by Narsil
Wed Jul 30, 2008 3:04 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Find me a hat. (Please.)
Replies: 38
Views: 4495

Re: Find me a hat. (Please.)

darren wrote:You don't need a hat, you're hot enough. But if you insist, maybe a black kangol beret? I know, not very anti-conforming but I think it'll look good on you.
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I wear a black Kangol fedora and I love the hell out of it.

Get a fedora.
Now.
by Narsil
Tue Jul 29, 2008 2:10 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: XKCD Book Club: July -- White Noise
Replies: 16
Views: 2894

Re: XKCD Book Club: July -- White Noise

I think the idea behind the snippets of TV and radio were to constantly shift between deep meaning and random noise. Like television and technology itself, it all takes up space, but is it a sinister conspiracy or meaningless fluff? Either way, it's still clouding our thoughts.
by Narsil
Mon Jul 28, 2008 11:30 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: A good online DVD dealer?
Replies: 2
Views: 1223

Re: A good online DVD dealer?

Yes, Amazon is a fine dealer in it's own right, but then it's also a conglomerate of all reputable dealers on the internet.
by Narsil
Mon Jul 28, 2008 3:51 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Movies that make you ignore all criticism.
Replies: 45
Views: 5835

Re: Movies that make you ignore all criticism.

That cheesy "The Three Musketeers" from 1993 with Charlie Sheen, Kiefer Sutherland, and Oliver Platt. It's a family thing. I'm pretty sure that my dad and I could quote the entire thing (with sound effects). Plus, there are a bunch of moments in there that I defy anyone not to think are p...
by Narsil
Mon Jul 28, 2008 3:49 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books You Believe Every Book Reader Should Read.
Replies: 189
Views: 34995

Re: Books You Believe Every Book Reader Should Read.

Then stop reading abridged versions.
by Narsil
Sun Jul 27, 2008 12:04 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books You Believe Every Book Reader Should Read.
Replies: 189
Views: 34995

Re: Books You Believe Every Book Reader Should Read.

SpiderMonkey wrote:On a Sci-Fi note; The Stars My Destination is vastly underrated. It is probably my favourite of the genre right now.

Isn't that a straight-up rewrite of Count of Monte Cristo?
by Narsil
Sat Jul 26, 2008 9:27 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Movies that make you ignore all criticism.
Replies: 45
Views: 5835

Re: Movies that make you ignore all criticism.

Hellboy II was more enjoyable than The Dark Knight and I will defend this statement to the death. Than I shall meet with you on the Field of Honour as the dawn breaks on the 'morrow. Shall we duel with swords, pistols, fisticuffs, or banjos? Clearly you should buffalo joust with road sign lances. I...
by Narsil
Fri Jul 25, 2008 9:23 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Movies that make you ignore all criticism.
Replies: 45
Views: 5835

Re: Movies that make you ignore all criticism.

Hellboy II was more enjoyable than The Dark Knight and I will defend this statement to the death.

Also, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy. This film reminds me why Will Ferrell exists.
by Narsil
Fri Jul 25, 2008 8:54 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books you just bought
Replies: 120
Views: 17493

Re: Books you just bought

Mason & Dixon, Thomas Pynchon

Looking forward to this one, working my way through Against the Day right now.
by Narsil
Wed Jul 23, 2008 3:21 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: XKCD Book Club: July -- White Noise
Replies: 16
Views: 2894

Re: XKCD Book Club: July -- White Noise

I realized all that reading and I still enjoyed the book, but I'm not sure I can explain why here. I can also totally see it as an art film. Incedentally, DeLillo wrote the screenplay for a film called "Game 6", which incorporates a lot of white noise's elements. I've neever seen it, but I...
by Narsil
Tue Jul 22, 2008 2:40 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: XKCD Book Club: July -- White Noise
Replies: 16
Views: 2894

Re: XKCD Book Club: July -- White Noise

I think that's a pretty fair analysis. Most postmodernism feels to me like you're missing the point if you try and enjoy it like a traditional narrative, and I see where that gets grating. You really have to study it hard, because it's not going to passively happen like an airport paperback.
by Narsil
Sun Jul 20, 2008 2:42 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: XKCD Book Club: July -- White Noise
Replies: 16
Views: 2894

Re: XKCD Book Club: July -- White Noise

There's really no such thing as overreaching when it comes to a DeLillo novel. He's third on the list of cramming lots and lots of stuff in a book, behind Joyce and then Pynchon. But I like that idea, that was something I'm not afraid to admit I missed.
by Narsil
Thu Jul 17, 2008 2:46 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Team Fortress 2
Replies: 4429
Views: 409765

Re: Team Fortress 2

Okay, so I just picked up a PS3 and The Orange Box, and while HL2 and Portal have got most of my attention, I've dropped in TF2 a few times and I'm a little confused. So far I've just embarrassed myself a lot in matches, and I don't have a whole lot of idea of what I'm doing. What's the best way to ...
by Narsil
Thu Jul 17, 2008 2:44 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: The Wii, Nintendo, and their Audience - Philosophical Musing
Replies: 262
Views: 17613

Re: Nintendo's Master Plan Revealed

Clumpy wrote:On the other hand, games with feature diarrhea but no backbone (I'm looking at you Tales of Symphonia, battle system notwithstanding) don't stand a chance by my standards.
Either elaborate or start running.
by Narsil
Mon Jul 14, 2008 3:50 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: WALL-E
Replies: 231
Views: 29439

Re: WALL-E

Then there was the not-so-obvious naming of the Leto Deck on the Axiom. This works on several levels: 1) Leto is a Greek goddess commonly depicted as pregnant, searching for a place to bear Apollo, the god of the sun, music, craft, archery, ect. Basically everything that makes culture. 2) Leto is a...
by Narsil
Mon Jul 14, 2008 3:45 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Hellboy 2: The Golden Army
Replies: 44
Views: 5197

Re: Hellboy 2: The Golden Army

I thought that this was one of the best movies I had seen this year. Loved every freaking second. And I know I'm going to get my head stuck on a pike somewhere for this, but it's going to offer Dark Knight some stiff competition. As for the different feel of the movie, I noticed that too, but I thin...
by Narsil
Fri Jul 11, 2008 5:02 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Things you remember watching but can't remember the name of
Replies: 760
Views: 290672

Re: Things you remember watching but can't remember the name of

There are to thing I can remember watching that I so far haven't been able to figure out what was. The first one was this cartoon with people in space with wings and a hawk. That's about all I remember, they were in space, and they had wings, and there was a kid who was orange and a bird, falcon or...
by Narsil
Fri Jul 11, 2008 1:31 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Things you remember watching but can't remember the name of
Replies: 760
Views: 290672

Re: Things you remember watching but can't remember the name of

Okay: here's my vague show memories. It was all muppet-like characters, aimed at young kids [I presume], and I know I used to like it. It was about generally inanimate household objects that came to life when the people were away, and I think it was often set in the bathroom. I have memories of fon...
by Narsil
Thu Jul 10, 2008 1:51 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Diablo III
Replies: 2188
Views: 397002

Re: I WAITED TILL 5 AM AND ITS HERE DIABLO 3

I kind of like the art direction. I think Blizzard has made a few good games before and knows what Diablo is about, and I have faith they'll make something good. I think the fields should be sunny and rainbow filled; that will make it all the more shocking when you have to go into a dungeon and step...
by Narsil
Thu Jul 10, 2008 1:46 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Favourite Voice Actors?
Replies: 46
Views: 4696

Re: Favourite Voice Actors?

I'll tell you who's not my favorite voice actor. Anyone in the game "X-Men Legends II". Listen to Pyro sometime. It's amazing how badly one person can cock up a cockney accent.
by Narsil
Thu Jul 10, 2008 1:43 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Bad ways to make good money
Replies: 66
Views: 5496

Re: Bad ways to make good money

And then don't delete the videos, just turn around and sell them on voyeur fetishist sites. Repeat.
by Narsil
Thu Jul 10, 2008 12:39 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: XKCD on iGoogle
Replies: 10
Views: 1447

Re: XKCD on iGoogle

If Randall himself made the theme, it could possibly get put up on Artist Themes. Just maybe.
by Narsil
Thu Jul 10, 2008 12:37 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The World is Ending- What Do You Do?
Replies: 76
Views: 6180

Re: The World is Ending- What Do You Do?

It's kinda sad the the only way to make someone go out and see or do something beautiful is by ending the god damn world.
by Narsil
Wed Jul 09, 2008 9:44 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Techno/Trance
Replies: 101
Views: 11851

Re: Techno/Trance

Well... I mean do you really want to spend 1 hour or more uploading the ASOT? In either case that's still awesome of you to offer. But jesus, some people on soulseek are DLing ALL OF MY ASOT.... it's horrible! I wouldn't mind you posting that link, actually. I always mean to stream rip that stuff, ...
by Narsil
Wed Jul 09, 2008 3:02 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Your interesting writing from long ago
Replies: 44
Views: 5559

Re: Your interesting writing from long ago

Here's a short story I stumbled upon. I wrote it a few years ago and it's not entirely awful. Aside from the fact that I blatantly stole a lot from Lovecraft. Oh well.
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