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    Re: Coronavirus outbreak - From China to the World.

    Amazingly, and I know this may be hard for some people to understand, other people also matter. It's kind of a thing we are supposed to learn and accept when we are younger.

    She works around...
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    Re: Coronavirus outbreak - From China to the World.

    Two updates:

    The militantly unvaccinated coworker I have mentioned before finally caught COVID. It was inevitable since her ALSO militantly unvaccinated boyfriend works at a hospital. She already...
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    Sticky: Re: What book are you currently reading?

    I have read one book in two weeks. Worst performance since spring when I read no books at all in two months :laughter:

    Trying again. I've just been overwhelmed at work because of :wub: (no one's...
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    I'm really struggling to continue reading right now. I'm at 96 books and I have no drive to keep going right now. I have started three books in the last few days, get a few chapters in, and then give...
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    Re: The Expanse

    I forgot to mention...Leviathan Falls is coming out November 30th now. I guess production has been difficult because of supply chain issues.

    I just don't want it to be delayed past the premier of...
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    I struggled getting into Dune, Akar. Not because it was bad but my attention just could not focus on it with all the names/words invented for the series. I might need to wait until after I see the...
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    Re: The Last Kingdom (Fourth Season Out)

    Five seasons...and a movie?

    Surprised. I'm not sure how they will do it. Season five will adapt books 9 and 10 (loosely, of course) so I'm not sure if the feature film will be a weird amalgamation...
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    I have to say that the third book wasn't much better in terms of accuracy but it was a better book overall.

    I'm just bitter that the author decided to mess around the first half of the book and...
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    As I begin book 90, I would like to take a quick moment for a rant about Conn Iggulden.

    I have read 2 books (Gates of Rome and Death of Kings) and part of a third (Gates of Athens) from Iggulden....
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    Sticky: Re: What book are you currently reading?

    81 books down now.

    Been on a Star Wars kick while I ramp up for reading Dune. Will probably read Dune starting next week. Eventually I need to get Wheel of Time too.
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    Re: The Expanse

    4PJpkGPtAHE

    December 10th

    I was wrong in a way. I guess we really are lucky.
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    Re: Coronavirus outbreak - From China to the World.

    This is far more disingenuous than anything I have seen on HermanCainAward.

    The posts on there are cautionary tales about ignoring something, or even flat out not caring, until it happens to them....
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    Finished "The Giver Quartet" this week (books 68-71)

    Didn't realize until recently that The Giver had sequels so of course I had to. And it was a lot darker than I expected.

    Not sure on what to...
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    Finished Conqueror's Pride by Timothy Zahn. Three books in one weekend is a pretty successful weekend.

    I may find something else before I go onto book two of that series. We'll see how the week...
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    Re: Godís Love: A Thread

    What, precisely, did the baby do wrong sin-wise to deserve 2 years of near constant medical intervention in order to have a chance?

    What good came out of it? More practice for the doctors on how...
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    Re: Godís Love: A Thread

    I remember the day my girlfriend (now fiancee) told me about a conversation with her church pastor when she was younger. The pastor, annointed man representing god's love, said that her alopecia and...
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    I can assure you that it is a facade.

    Finished Amber Spyglass, somewhat disappointed in parts of the story and I felt it went on a bit too long. Overall enjoyed the trilogy and it was pretty much...
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    Been having trouble finishing Amber Spyglass given the stress of the week, so I started and finished The Songs of Distant Earth by Clarke instead.

    Definitely enjoyed the novel a lot. Might have...
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    Re: The Expanse

    I have a feeling season 6 was delayed because of the situation concerning Cas Anvar. I know they are filming but I'm sure they had to do at least some minor rewrites. Plus COVID is affecting all...
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    Finished War of the Worlds (re-read, but read it like 13 years ago) and The Subtle Knife this week. Will likely finish Amber Spyglass and Son of Neptune this upcoming week. Both are a lot longer than...
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    Re: Coronavirus outbreak - From China to the World.

    The workplace associate of mine whose daughter contracted COVID and asked for prayers (despite never saying anything about other people who have been victims and has in fact openly flouted and mocked...
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    Re: Vikings (Season 5 Trailer)

    This is true. The Paris arc makes a pretty solid "movie" and I have watched it as such several times just on its own.

    The peak of the show...
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    I get it. "Golden Compass" fits thematically with "Subtle Knife" and "Amber Spyglass" in terms of titles. I just think Northern Lights sounds cooler.

    As for the world, it took me a while to...
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    Having recently completed Star Wars Out of the Shadows (book 60 of the year), I decided to head back to fantasy and finally read His Dark Materials. I needed a break from fantasy after Chronicles of...
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    Re: Vikings (Season 5 Trailer)

    I'm still mad at how they bungled Eddington. One of the most important battles in early English history and you make it look like...that.

    And how they built up this incredible final battle with...
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    Sticky: Re: Townhall - Curial Commentary and Chat

    Iskar beat me to it, honestly. I logged off last night thinking that I might need to resign my citizenship in protest. However in light of him leaving behind his citizenship I will retain mine so...
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    Poll: Re: [Ostrakon] Pontifex Maximus v2

    People have been successfully ostrakoned. Ferrets being one of them if I remember correctly, which is ironic considering the current offender. Feel free to scroll through the history of the Curia for...
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    Poll: Re: [Ostrakon] Pontifex Maximus v2

    If I understand it the 2/3 majority was not achieved by a single vote (technically two, if you really get down to the nitty and gritty of 2/3), meaning the two abstaining members might as well have...
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    Poll: Re: [Ostrakon] Pontifex Maximus v2

    In regards to 7, we are not Ponti's therapists so I would disregard it entirely. Lots of people are going through things and lashing out at their fellow man is not a healthy way to do it. It does not...
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    Poll: Re: [Ostrakon] Pontifex Maximus v2

    Can we, please, get on with this and leave the discussion over the technicalities of ostrakons to another discussions where we can focus on that so that we can focus on Ponti's ostrakon here?

    I...
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    Poll: Re: [Ostrakon] Pontifex Maximus v2

    Not to tell the heads of the Curia what to do but you may want to use the bold purple on this, as the last request was completely ignored. If you consider my posts to have ALSO been part of the...
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    Poll: Re: [Ostrakon] Pontifex Maximus v2

    For the record, Cookiegod, Ponti did not take his most recent appeal well and flamed the Tribunal and the Tribunal commentary thread after his appeal was thrown out for his behavior. The posts were...
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    Poll: Re: [Ostrakon] Pontifex Maximus v2

    And here we are again.

    Speaking as a citizen, I do not think it particularly matters which way the decision goes. Ponti does not care about the site nor how he is viewed on it anymore. His...
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    Re: The Expanse

    The synopsis for the final book (Leviathan Falls) has been released

    Spoilers for Persepolis Rising and Tiamat's Wrath



    The Laconian Empire has fallen, setting the thirteen hundred solar...
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    Re: Coronavirus outbreak - From China to the World.

    It's hateful to show someone the same sympathy they have showed on all those that suffered from a particular event before it became personal for them? That's news to me.

    I have tried to help them...
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    Re: Coronavirus outbreak - From China to the World.

    I take it you believe I am implying that she has been not compassionate at all for the worldwide suffering because it did not affect them, yes?

    And if that's the case...Would it be more prudent if...
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    Re: Coronavirus outbreak - From China to the World.

    Whelp...Someone I know who has been fanatically against any kind of COVID prevention for more than a year, while saying the virus was not a big deal because no one she knows has it, while ALSO saying...
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    Re: Vikings (Season 5 Trailer)

    I can definitely think of much better things you can do with ~50 hours of your time.
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    I generally hate musicals where the musical numbers are actually part of the plot. So basically all of them.

    But I also like the plot details of some musicals. I recently saw Into the Heights and...
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    Is it the scene in the showers?

    And no, I enjoy Emmerich movies for what they are. Midway notwithstanding...

    Also I don't drink. Mildly allergic to alcohol. Made college a bit boring but...
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