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PostRe: Them Out of date things made of trees? by RubberJonny

Runner wrote:I can't remember what books look like

Books are all i can see. I've completely run out of storage and taken to lending my books out to keep from having them just lying around my room and likely getting damaged. Also my Essential Classic X-Men Vol. 2 is literally falling to bits and i am sad ='(

Does anyone know a good way to repair a book? The cover has come off and glued spine has split.

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» Thu Jan 26, 2012 1:04 pm «Top

PostRe: Them Out of date things made of trees? by RubberJonny

Immense Book of Sith case! Full article here
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In comic book news: Minsey (i love that) are sueing the creator of Ghost Rider.
Disney/Marvel has countersued Freidrich, claiming that the boilerplate legalese on the back of his paychecks were all the assignment they needed to assert ownership of his character. What's more, Misney has broken with the industry-standard practice of turning a blind eye to creators doing sketches of their own characters for money at conventions, and singled out Freidrich for punitive, retaliatory legal claims for doing what every artist in the field does.

Finally, Misney has sought to prohibit Freidrich from publicly identifying or marketing himself as the creator of Ghost Rider, on the basis of the ancient legal principle of fuck you I said so and I can afford more lawyers than you so shut up.

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I hate Disney with all my soul but i can't boycott Marvel Comics like i would almost any other product =(

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PostRe: Them Out of date things made of trees? by Nickers

anyone read any good books recently?

I've been powering through them on the kindle whilst I was away and have found a couple of good ones from the freebies list...

Voidhawk by Jason Halstead, sci-fi space adventure with fantasy races, an interesting premise with spaceships having much more in common with 16th/17th century sailing ships than real space craft, travel is carried out through the void with the sails used to catch solar wind, I'd give this one 3/5 I liked it enough that I've gone and brough the next book in the series but the story telling is a little weak in places.

the Heir of Night book 1 by Helen Lowe, fantasy with a bit of a sci-fi spin, this is the first book in the series featuring a young female protagonist who's family are first among the defenders of the Wall of Night, it's very much a coming of age novel focusing on Milian's unexpected powers and the consequences of these powers becoming common knowledge. It does a great job of fleshing out the characters and backstory for future books whilst also providing enough action and forward momentum to allow the reader to become engrossed in the current plight of the characters and the impending doom (cause there's always impending doom!)


One book I wouldn't recommend is P.S. I love you... I don't know why i continue to listen to female friends who insist on recommending chick lit books to me... again this was a freebie on the kindle, and has an interesting idea behind the story, the protagonists dead husband leaves her a letter a month for 12 months to help her cope with life after he's gone. but it just re-hashes the same old tropes that you see so often in chick-lit... the guy who's cute but has history that she has a dilemma about being with, the cute guy whos introduced at the beginning and then not mentioned again until the end when "fate" kicks in.... the life changes that help her become a better person.... all so much dross! (I think it's been made into a film recently, but i maybe imagining that)
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PostRe: Them Out of date things made of trees? by Gornil

Nickers wrote:anyone read any good books recently?

I've been powering through them on the kindle whilst I was away and have found a couple of good ones from the freebies list...

Voidhawk by Jason Halstead, sci-fi space adventure with fantasy races, an interesting premise with spaceships having much more in common with 16th/17th century sailing ships than real space craft, travel is carried out through the void with the sails used to catch solar wind, I'd give this one 3/5 I liked it enough that I've gone and brough the next book in the series but the story telling is a little weak in places.

the Heir of Night book 1 by Helen Lowe, fantasy with a bit of a sci-fi spin, this is the first book in the series featuring a young female protagonist who's family are first among the defenders of the Wall of Night, it's very much a coming of age novel focusing on Milian's unexpected powers and the consequences of these powers becoming common knowledge. It does a great job of fleshing out the characters and backstory for future books whilst also providing enough action and forward momentum to allow the reader to become engrossed in the current plight of the characters and the impending doom (cause there's always impending doom!)


One book I wouldn't recommend is P.S. I love you... I don't know why i continue to listen to female friends who insist on recommending chick lit books to me... again this was a freebie on the kindle, and has an interesting idea behind the story, the protagonists dead husband leaves her a letter a month for 12 months to help her cope with life after he's gone. but it just re-hashes the same old tropes that you see so often in chick-lit... the guy who's cute but has history that she has a dilemma about being with, the cute guy whos introduced at the beginning and then not mentioned again until the end when "fate" kicks in.... the life changes that help her become a better person.... all so much dross! (I think it's been made into a film recently, but i maybe imagining that)


I actually liked the movie of PS: I love you, it's been out for some years now and I watched it with my current GF. Gerrard Buttler is soooooo handsome <3 :D

Havnt read the whole thread, so I dont know if "A Song of Ice and Fire" has been mentioned? It's awesome! And HBO has just made a series about the books hats very popular. :)
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» Thu May 03, 2012 2:48 pm «Top

PostRe: Them Out of date things made of trees? by Nickers

Gornil wrote:I actually liked the movie of PS: I love you, it's been out for some years now and I watched it with my current GF. Gerrard Buttler is soooooo handsome <3 :D

Havnt read the whole thread, so I dont know if "A Song of Ice and Fire" has been mentioned? It's awesome! And HBO has just made a series about the books hats very popular. :)


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ASoIaF has been mentioned, as has the TV show both on here and on the TV thread, tis very popular for some reason ;)
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PostRe: Them Out of date things made of trees? by Chef

Nickers wrote: tis very popular for some reason ;)


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PostRe: Them Out of date things made of trees? by RubberJonny

Currently I'm reading more Bond, James Bond. The books aren't that long but if you just want a taste rather than diving right into the series i recommend You Only Live Twice =)

Some of the books get a little crazy, Bond fights a giant squid in Dr. No, and they can get a little slow at times when Bond is doing his spy thing so every last detail of his surroundings is described as he takes them in or sometimes you get very offical like dossiers that aren't exactly a thrill to read (to be honest i've got by just skipping them).

As a whole though the Bond books are a great read with the combination of being grounded in reality, seeing as they are written by an actual real life spy, while simultaneously delving into the realm of fiction taking you on a fantastic adventure. The real treat though is Bond himself. He's a real person. He's not a beacon of justice and all that is right in the world nor is he ruthless killer. In Casino Royale, for example, Bond laments how earning the "00" title isn't anything special you just have to have killed in the line of duty but later on after a particular henchman has given him a beating and intends to sexually assault Vesper Bond thinks about how much he would enjoy killing him. These are not stories of hero or an assassin. These are stories of a man doing the job he is paid to do and often being forced to react to the unexpected with real human emotions that can impact his judgment for better or worse.

He also sexes anything with a vagina *high five*

Bond truely the man every man wants to be and every woman wants to ride :D

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PostRe: Them Out of date things made of trees? by RubberJonny

"Childhood Sale," a video about letting go of your comics collection from filmmaker Casimir Nozkowski.
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I just made a new short movie about me trying to sell ALL of my childhood comics... IN AN EPIC STOOP SALE.
Here are some of the emotional states I went thru while making this movie: nostalgia, liberation, catharsis, melancholy, confusion, elation, regret, enthusiasm, depression, somewhat dazed...
And finally confirmation that at 35 it's good to get rid of childhood things and it's not bad to feel a little sad doing it.
I got a little emotional watching this ='( I certainly couldn't let go of my collection.

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» Thu Jul 19, 2012 5:50 pm «Top

PostRe: Them Out of date things made of trees? by Nickers

sometimes I can understand the need to clear stuff out and get rid of things that you don't use anymore... but it makes me both sad and happy whenever I have to do it....

I sometimes think that nostalgia should be used as an indicator of intelligence and sense of self. I can't imagine Coookie (who is probably the most intelligent dog I know) getting nostalgic for the good old days when he had two big kongs, before the great ponding of 2012...


it's a good video, and that little kid near the end who points to Flash when asked who he's fav superhero is just made me go awwwwwww (female hormones kicking in obviously)
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PostRe: Them Out of date things made of trees? by RubberJonny

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