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message 1: by Angus (last edited Sep 02, 2013 03:43AM) (new) - rated it 5 stars

Angus (angusmiranda) | 4337 comments F2F21 Book Discussion Details

Date: September 28, Saturday
Place: Cafe Noriter, 2nd Level, Reyes Bldg., Taft Ave. corner Estrada St., Malate, Manila
Time: 3:00 PM

Cafe Noriter is located along Taft Avenue, right across DLSU and nearby CSB. The commute instructions below are for everyone who can reach the LRT.

1. Take the LRT and alight at Vito Cruz Station.
2. Walk along CSB until you reach Tropical Hut and Tapa King. Tapa King occupies the 1st level of Reyes Bldg.
3. Turn right from Taft Avenue. This should be Estrada St.
4. At Reyes Bldg., look for the stairs to reach the 2nd level. You should see the Cafe Noriter sign.
5. Climb the stairs and enter.

Read more about Cafe Noriter here. Check out their menu here. Note that the menu might have been updated.

Post-Discussion Activity:

There has been an unending interest in designing new covers for Lolita. And because of that, here's our activity: design your own Lolita book cover.


1. You may use any kind of medium. Oil on canvas, pencil, MS Paint, Adobe Photoshop, an open exhibition, your phone's camera, anything, will do.
2. Whatever media you use, convert your book cover to an image file, preferably .jpg. You may take a photo of it or you may scan it. Fortunately for those who will use photo editing software, just save it.
3. Dimensions of the image file should be around 7.5 inches by 5.5 inches, roughly the dimensions of a trade paperback.
4. Send your book cover at angusmiranda at yahoo dot com
5. Deadline of submission is on September 25.

Tip: If you are too lazy, just take a photo of yourself wearing a blonde wig and heart-shaped sunglasses, and type the name "Lolita" somewhere on the resulting piece of art.

Seriously, you may check out these existing book covers or these designs submitted by readers for inspiration and ideas. Note that we might not be able to detect any form of copying or cheating or whatnot, and so we invoke the honor system. So yes, try to be creative and original. It would really help if you have a very good idea of what the novel is about, so go ahead and read.

And oh, we nearly forgot that there is a prize waiting for the best book cover design. We are great believers of the reward system, but we still have to finalize stuff. The judging process is a secret, so for now, read and have fun!

If you have questions regarding the book discussion details and the post-discussion activity, post them here.

Additional Notes:

1. You may or may not be present during the F2F. Your entry is still valid so long as you meet the instructions above.
2. You may or may not be the author of the work. However, it should be done someone you know (like a graphic designer friend). We would have no way to validate this so again, we invoke the honor system.
3. You may have multiple entries.
4. You may submit NSFW entries. It's up to you how to draw the borders between artistry and pornography.

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Alexa (codenameblue) | 935 comments
Tip: If you are too lazy, just take a photo of yourself wearing a blonde wig and heart-shaped sunglasses, and type the name "Lolita" somewhere on the resulting piece of art.

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Lynai | 1188 comments BLUE: I was seriously tempted to follow Angus' tip until I read/saw your comment. Okay, I get it. XD

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Zim (zimdelapena) | 171 comments Nice one, Blue! Will do that soon! :)))

Angus (angusmiranda) | 4337 comments Ang ending pala ng post-discussion activity ay do your best Lolita impersonation with an Instagram selfie. XD

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Alexa (codenameblue) | 935 comments Lynai: I was planning to do that actually =)) Pero omg I'm imagining everyone doing it and I can't stop laughing :))

Zim: Pose pose din pag may time XD

Angus: G. I can't wait!!!!

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Angus (angusmiranda) | 4337 comments Alexa: Maybe we can add that as another activity? Hahaha!

Tina (tinamats) | 2665 comments Haha oh no, artsy fartsy stuff. :o Buti may time pa to think. :))

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Zim (zimdelapena) | 171 comments Blue wrote: "Lynai: I was planning to do that actually =)) Pero omg I'm imagining everyone doing it and I can't stop laughing :))

Zim: Pose pose din pag may time XD

Angus: G. I can't wait!!!!"

I will! HAHA!! Wait~ Blue? Ano po ung name niyo dun sa F2F? :)

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Alexa (codenameblue) | 935 comments Zim: This is Alexa hahaha sorry di ko nasabi :))

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Zim (zimdelapena) | 171 comments Blue wrote: "Zim: This is Alexa hahaha sorry di ko nasabi :))"

OHHH!!! Hi Alexa! HAHA! :)))

Monique (attymonique) | 2126 comments Wow, unique idea! Nice one, Mae and Buddy. (Makahanap na nga ng makokomisyon para dito. Heee.)

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Ingrid (gridni) | 601 comments NORITEERRRRRR. :>
Yun lang :))

Phoebe Andamo (phoibee) | 149 comments cool activity. it reminds me of dan wilbur's better book titles haha
(view spoiler)

AennA (aennabanana) | 536 comments I know the Design A Book Cover activity something is already labeled as "Post-Discussion Activity", but I will still ask:

Is the activity limited to those who will be present in F2F? :D

Angus (angusmiranda) | 4337 comments Tina: That's why I posted it this early. Medyo demanding na naman ang post-activity na naisip namin, hihihi.

Ingga: So see you then? :D

Buddy Monique: Thanks for that! I have to add something to the instructions, that you can get someone to do the book cover for you. Konting discretion lang, baka kasi sa isang tao lang nagpagawa ang lahat, haha!

Phoebe: Favorite ko ang blog ni Dan Wilbur, kaso lately parang walang masyadong bagong submissions?

Aenna: It's open to everyone, so kung manalo yung absent participant ay ipapadala na lang sa kanya yung prize niya. However, it is strongly encouraged that you attend para masaya lang.

Aaron Vincent (aaronvincent) | 2053 comments Limited to one entry per person?

Angus (angusmiranda) | 4337 comments Aaron: Okay, I'll update the rules. Maybe we should allow multiple entries just because more entries, more fun!

Aaron Vincent (aaronvincent) | 2053 comments Yay! Another question, semi-nsfw book cover allowed?

Angus (angusmiranda) | 4337 comments Aaron: Because we are not believers of censorship in art and because Saturday is not a working day for most of us, yes, semi and full NSFW are allowed. Will update the rules na rin. Thanks!

Biena (The Library Mistress) | 447 comments Aha. Book design! I wish I have time!!!

At sa Estrada pala ito. Used to live there. Memorieeees.

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Tricia (triciuhhh) | 1752 comments Yay (commenting for the notif)

Maria Ella (mariaellabetos) | 1351 comments I am not good at doing art so maybe I'll wear a lolita costume instead and take a selfie and do some instagram filters or make it anime-ish and send to Angus' email? URGH.

I am not good at art omg. May I sing, instead? -_____-

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This is sooooo cool.. :3

Angus (angusmiranda) | 4337 comments Ella: Sure ka ba sa plano mo? Hihihi.

Monique (attymonique) | 2126 comments Question for the Post-Discussion Activity:

3. Dimensions of the image file should be around 7.5 inches by 5.5 inches, roughly the dimensions of a trade paperback.

I'm not very good at this so this might be a stupid question, but I will ask anyway: if it's a .jpg file, what would be the approximate size of the image in pixels? :)

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Questian (sakurastrife) | 922 comments puwed gender bender? i have an idea, hnd ko lng maisagawa....

Aaron Vincent (aaronvincent) | 2053 comments Cousin, it really depends on your resolution. I think most image editing software has an option to create new image document using inches instead of pixels. But if you can't find that option, on a 150ppi resolution:
7.5x5.5 inches = 1125x825 pixels

On a 72ppi:
7.5x5.5 inches = 540x396 pixels

Aaron Vincent (aaronvincent) | 2053 comments PS. ppi resolution: pixels per inch resolution.

Angus (angusmiranda) | 4337 comments Thanks, Aaron, for explaining that part. And no, that's not a stupid question at all. :)

Monique (attymonique) | 2126 comments So I will make sure that my book cover is roughly 540x396 pixels. Thanks, cousin! :D

And thanks, Buddy! I still feel like it is, though, since no one asked but me. Haha. :))

Angus (angusmiranda) | 4337 comments ^And that is why it is not stupid. Paikot-ikot lang eh, haha!

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Angus (angusmiranda) | 4337 comments Hello neat boys and sweet girls! I just wanted to show you this:

James Franco is too young to be H.H., but what the hell, this photo made me laugh. More here.

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Zim (zimdelapena) | 171 comments BWAHAHAHAHA!!! @Angus! thank you for sharing that hahahah! Made my day :-D

Meliza (mecawish) | 720 comments LOL... That is suppsed to be Lolito. Hehe.

Angus (angusmiranda) | 4337 comments ^But he's also too old to be a ... faunlet?

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Questian (sakurastrife) | 922 comments Angus, ang guwapo nmn nun...

natawa ako dun!!!

thanks for the smile...

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Tina (tinamats) | 2665 comments Event invite sent! :D

Also, sorry guys, the green car is unavailable daw on this day (sabi ng may-ari), so I cannot fix carpool. Unless someone volunteers their car. Pero madali lang naman puntahan yung place, based on Angus' commute instructions above. :) See you then!

Angus (angusmiranda) | 4337 comments Hello, friends! We have some announcements.

The 2013 celebration of Banned Books Week will be held from September 22-28. More info can be found here.

Coincidentally, our book of the month, Lolita, is the 11th most frequently challenged classic book (at least in America) according to the American Library Association. Although the Banned Books Week is not a worldwide celebration, let's somehow celebrate it on the F2F Book Discussion.

How? Think of a frequently challenged or banned book that you would recommend to your friends (aside from Lolita, if ever you would recommend it). You may check this link for your reference. If possible, kindly bring a copy of the banned book (just because we love seeing piles of books). It will be like an exchange of book recommendations, and this will be our pre-discussion activity.

Another announcement, rather, a reminder, is the deadline for the submission of the Lolita book cover design contest. It's still on September 25 (until 11:59 PM), but if possible, kindly send them in earlier (because I'll be terribly busy with ... a concert). Mae and I have decided that the winner will receive a Fully Booked gift certificate. Please check the guidelines at the top of this thread (message 1).

We have also tried the food at the venue. Our palates were pleased, but preparation is at a plodding pace. Heh! Just do your best to come on time, and please wear your best socks or have your pedicure done because the area that we reserved requires us to take off our foot wear and sit like Indians. You've been warned. :D

Monique (attymonique) | 2126 comments Will my entry be disqualified if it's not the right size? Am having a hard time making it the exact size eh. Huhu. :(

Angus (angusmiranda) | 4337 comments ^Not really, but if it's smaller than the prescribed size, the printing might distort it and it could affect the judging.

Angus (angusmiranda) | 4337 comments Okay, today is the day. You still have 10.25 hours if you want to make it count. Reminder: we are strict on deadlines. Some members can attest to this (we didn't accept their late entries in the F2F7 Folio; brutal, I know, but let's be fair). And yeah, there will be a winner because there are participants (wonderful cover designs, I must say). See you on Saturday! And thanks for joining. :)

Angus (angusmiranda) | 4337 comments Hi guys, I will be bringing cake pops tomorrow, but I will give priority to those who answer "Yes" to the event invite (or to those who have sent me an SMS). I'll check the event invite until 9 PM tonight. See you all! :)

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Tina (tinamats) | 2665 comments See you guys tomorrow! :D

Oh and after the F2F, we'll talk a bit about 2014 discussions and ReaderCon (kahit onti tayo) . :D So excited to see you all. :)

Monique (attymonique) | 2126 comments YES. I have a cake pop tomorrow! Woot! :D

Louize (thepagewalker) | 1830 comments Thanks in advance, Angus.

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Zim (zimdelapena) | 171 comments YES!!!!

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Ranee | 1902 comments i'm coming! darn gr app! spoilers don't open event invites don't pop up

Maria Ella (mariaellabetos) | 1351 comments Sali!!!! :D

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Louize (thepagewalker) | 1830 comments Congratulations, Angus and Mae! ♥

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