Beth Beth's Comments (member since Apr 14, 2012)

Beth's comments from the The Sword and Laser group.

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Feb 08, 2017 02:33AM

4170 I worded my comment badly. I meant typically. But I did go on to reference Earth Abides, which seems to start in the 1950s, though the author didn't say when it occurred as far as I know
Feb 07, 2017 04:14AM

4170 They take place in the future, so it makes sense there would be scifi elements to the story.

However, I would consider "Earth Abides" an apocalypse novel that ends as a dystopian, and it isn't scifi at all. The opposite, in fact.
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Nov 30, 2014 03:09PM

4170 there's some thing i don't understand. they got dna from mosquitos that had gotten stuck in tree sap. i can understand the spinosuarus getting munched on by mosquitos because they might have spent some time on land, like penguins or crocodiles do now. or at least coming up for air like whales and dolphins do now. how did the scientists get dna for the completely aquatic animal (animals?)? they couldn't have been bitten by mosquitoes.
Sep 25, 2014 09:36AM

4170 I listen while cleaning, doing laundry, working, and while playing video games that aren't dialogue-heavy.
Aug 26, 2014 01:40AM

4170 Sandi wrote: "I have to know--when the Doctor is in the alley, he looks in a mirror and says that he knows the face. He wonders how they choose the bodies and faces they use. I always assumed that the regenera..."

In the classic series, Romana (a female Time Lord, in case you don't know) goes through several faces before settling on the face of someone she had known from her travels with the Doctor, in one regeneration.
4170 are they also going to go back to spelling sci fi correctly? :p

i didn't see stargate universe. i've been meaning to netflix it, but haven't gotten around to it yet. i miss o'neil though. we need more characters like him on tv.
4170 Christopher wrote: "I never got to see the original series myself but I am already loving this new series can't wait to see the second episode. I like how they use a combination of science fact and science fiction to ..."

you can watch the original on youtube.


the ship annoyed me, too. i though the reflection of whatever he was surrounded by was distracting.
Dec 06, 2013 04:56PM

4170 i've finished 48 books, and my goal was 50. i think i'll be able to finish.
Apr 08, 2013 07:55PM

4170 I see the two as parallel worlds. There are people that exist in one but not the other. Events in the tv show are increasingly different from the comics as the show goes on.
Apr 06, 2013 04:21PM

4170 I watched all the episodes (so far) on Hulu. Now I'm rewatching the shows on TV. I love it!
Mar 28, 2013 01:50AM

4170 Done.

I would have added a question of borrowing an ebook/paper book from libraries. I've been doing that recently, instead of purchasing.
Mar 18, 2013 02:29AM

4170 While I'm not thrilled with this show so far, I'm willing to give it a chance. After all, the Guild didn't get better until sometime in their second season.
Mar 14, 2013 02:07AM

4170 The Greyjoys being the swim team cracked me up.
Dec 29, 2012 07:46PM

4170 "On a side not, dear god people. 50, 60, 85 books!?! How in the hell do you find the time?"

If it wasn't for my Xbox, I would have read more than the 47 books I've read so far this year.
May 11, 2012 11:16PM

4170 Some stories aren't meant to be read. They're meant to be heard. The Odyssey is an example of this kind of story.

That said, I don't listen to a lot of audio books, but I do have a collection. I like Audible books because you can preview the narrator and decide if you like him/her. I also like that (provided you use the Audible app), it remembers where you left off automatically.

If you're looking for narrators, Tim Curry is an excellent one. So far I've listen to his narration of "A Christmas Story" and "Journey to the Center of the Earth" and loved both.
Apr 20, 2012 06:47PM

4170 Atari still makes video games. They just don't make consoles anymore.
Apr 14, 2012 02:52AM

4170 Hi. I'm Beth, currently living in Montana. I got here because of Geek and Sundry.

I like just about any genre. Right now I'm reading a murder/mystery, an apocalyptic, and a classic.

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