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May 23, 2012 04:59PM

66953 Well, it looks like everyone else is doing this, so lemme have a go at this. *cracks neck*

The gentle skin of an apple
is so easy to bruise.
Bounce it
Crunch it
Pop it
So many ways to be ruined.

Still, why bring ruination to
such a wonderful thing?
Eat it
Taste it
Munch it
So many to appreciate.

A lot like people, yes?
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May 16, 2012 07:10AM

66953 Charles Dickens can be a little slow, but it can be really entertaining if you read all his sarcasm. ^_^

House of Leaves is a tricky book. It's like looking at a puzzle. If you want to read something quickly, understand it, what have you, then this isn't for you. Still, it is a very special book. It's worth it to see something that breaks the rules so much.

...wait, Watership Down? A...bad book? What is the world coming to when a story about bunnies who kill each other is "bad"? I thought it was surprisingly awesome, especially because someone, as a kid, handed me the book and said "Hey, here's a book about bunnies. I hear it's good. It's probably better then those Goosebump books you read."
May 10, 2012 08:15AM

66953 I think, in terms of Sherlock Holmes, that there are only a few that have any chronological value. The one where Sherlock Holmes appears, the one where he dies, and the one where he comes back...
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May 10, 2012 08:13AM

66953 I haven't read Donna Tartt's book, but my gf wanted me I suppose I should avoid it like the plague?
May 03, 2012 07:59PM

66953 The film version? I really enjoyed the first half, as with the play...the second half always bugged me, though.
May 02, 2012 07:54PM

66953 I know! I think I was attending the funeral to all the people who died in the last Roland Emmerich film. Those services take awhile...
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May 02, 2012 07:53PM

66953 Depends on the vampire novels. Anne Rice's vampires are awesome, as are Buffy's, Dracula's, etc. However, the ideas in Twilight are not new ones in vampire lore, but rather....altered.

Interview with a Vampire is probably one of the earliest examples where vampires are seen as sex objects. Granted, the book captures the sense of suffering an undead bloodsucker would feel, and the incredibly loneliness that comes with it. Granted, the main pairings in the series are between Louis and Lestat or Louis and Claudia (who hasn't aged past the age of nine), but the life of the vampire is romanticized. The vampires like Dracula and Carmilla were seen as an allegory for rape.

Twilight is just the concepts already in the vampire mythos taken to their rational extreme...without any of the menace that came with it.
May 02, 2012 07:48PM

66953 when will services for this man be held? All fictional characters need their period of mourning...
May 02, 2012 04:33PM

66953 Oh yeah! In fact, the only guy in National Treasure who dies is that random dude who falls down the shaft...did he even have a name?
May 02, 2012 04:31PM

66953 Out of curiosity, why do you like the Notebook?
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May 01, 2012 08:27PM

66953 Marked? That sounds familiar. What's it about? It sounds almost as bad as this one book my friend recommended to me. She described it as a werewolf Titanic story...
May 01, 2012 08:25PM

66953 Water for Elephants. Yeah, that was the one book I forgot to read awhile back. I take it I should read it? ^_^
May 01, 2012 08:24PM

66953 Spock is great! Always loved him. Yeah, this thread has spiraled out of control, but that's always the fun type of topic.

Yeah! A friend of mine forced me to watch it, so it was really hilarious. I think someone mentioned it after we were watching LotR or something.
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May 01, 2012 03:23PM

66953 ...actually, trivia fact, the word sadist originates from Marquis de Sade's name. ^_^ I'll stop now...
May 01, 2012 03:23PM

66953 Oh, you mean the guy from Grey's Anatomy and Enchanted? Patrick Dempsy or something. He was probably the best part of Transformers 3. I wasn't a huge fan of that, especially that Leonard Nemoy (another example of this, since he's famous for playing Spock on Star Trek) played a character that was essentially overshadowed by everyone else...
May 01, 2012 03:21PM

66953 I read it in my AP Lit class a couple years ago for the first time. I read it in literally one sitting. It was just--mind blowingly good. At least, that was my opinion.
May 01, 2012 03:02PM

66953 Tabi (Ron Paul 2012) wrote: "Anthony wrote: "Also, if you like Hunchback, I also recommend reading Les Miserables! WHAT AN AWESOME BOOK! Another epic...and it has a 100 page aside all about Napoleon."

I know, right!!! I read ..."

Les Mis is so epic! I mean, just so much, so complex...I need to reread it again, maybe over the summer, since I'm getting fuzzy on some of the smaller details in retrospect. I'm kinda excited about the movie based on the musical coming out later this year. Hunchback is great! I really recommend you read it.
May 01, 2012 03:01PM

66953 Uh...hi to all the new people. I just joined myself, so it's reassuring to see a lot of people pop up right after me. ^_^
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May 01, 2012 02:59PM

66953 It's better than knowing he was a sadist who wrote stories about the benefits of being evil....
May 01, 2012 02:58PM

66953 Sean Bean is a walking spoiler. The spoiler being...he dies.

Actually, that's why I liked the Lovely Bones, where Stanley Tucci plays a villain. I mean...the guy always plays the nice guy you just love, and then he plays a murderous pedophile...and he's awesome!
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