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    HSTP 500 Internal S ervant  Error aldeayeah's Avatar
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    the terrible purpose

    The first book of A Song of Ice and Fire is so reminiscent of Dune, I sometimes wonder why the Herbert estate doesn't sue GRRM.
    As the size of an explosion increases, the number of social situations it is incapable of solving approaches zero.

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    God the GoT character interactions were dreadful...

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    Eh, I liked how the characters in it felt more humanlike - in contrast, most characters in Dune are single-minded tragedy heroes.
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    'Did I tell you Harkonnen is Homosexual? Also he wants to touch little boys, of course, becsuse he is a Homosexual. Which is a sin. Anyways stan Paul.'

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    Uh, managed to forget that part.

    I'm kinda fond of gramps Harkonnen - it's the Atreides/Fremen camp that I find so very dullll.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aldeayeah View Post
    Uh, managed to forget that part.
    Because the association between Baron Harkonnen's many, many moral failures and his taste for young boys wasn't made explicit by the characters or the narrative. It's just that in all six novels, while basically no character can be said to be a paragon of virtue, the "sissy" characters (like Piter De Vries) are always on the side of the antagonists and are consistently more depraved than most others.
    My fanfics:
    The Gift (F/SN): The last duel between Cú Chulainn and Scáthach.
    Passion Acknowledged (F/SN): Shinji X Shirou lemon
    He Was a Good King (F/SN): Was Beowulf a good king?
    A Fairy Tale of Love and Death (F/SN): A meeting between Scáthach and King Hassan.
    Palingenetic Descension (Tsukihime): The origin of the Tohno family's hybrid nature.

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    Butlerian Jihad seems gradually more and more prescient
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    That time they checked out that hot guy they were just admiring his watch, yeah?


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    Quote Originally Posted by SpoonyViking View Post
    Because the association between Baron Harkonnen's many, many moral failures and his taste for young boys wasn't made explicit by the characters or the narrative. It's just that in all six novels, while basically no character can be said to be a paragon of virtue, the "sissy" characters (like Piter De Vries) are always on the side of the antagonists and are consistently more depraved than most others.
    I mean no it was not explicit as in 'this man is gay hence a pedo' but the authorial intent to correlate the two was kinda clear in at least one scene early on that I can remember.

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    Was it? I'm not trying to defend Herbert, I just honestly don't remember it being so clear. Is it at the scene where he's just survived Feyd-Rautha's attempt, do you think?
    My fanfics:
    The Gift (F/SN): The last duel between Cú Chulainn and Scáthach.
    Passion Acknowledged (F/SN): Shinji X Shirou lemon
    He Was a Good King (F/SN): Was Beowulf a good king?
    A Fairy Tale of Love and Death (F/SN): A meeting between Scáthach and King Hassan.
    Palingenetic Descension (Tsukihime): The origin of the Tohno family's hybrid nature.

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    Knowing your taste, sounds great.

    Did the book explain a lot of their in universe sci-fi/fake science mechanics?
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    Its brandon sanderson book, he always do Hard Magic except this time its Hard Science (?) Lol

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    Is dune gonna explode my head
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    you don't need to think about it that hard
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    I dont get it
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    nothing makes sense

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    Quote Originally Posted by castor212 View Post
    Yes
    Its brandon sanderson book, he always do Hard Magic except this time its Hard Science (?) Lol

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    Is dune gonna explode my head
    Nice.
    I hardly touch western literature except the popular one so I don't know the writers quirks.
    I actually have one as a late gift from one of my friend, but has not interested to touch it yet.
    Until your post.

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    Sanderson is..popular.


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    Quote Originally Posted by castor212 View Post
    Is dune gonna explode my head
    It did mine but I was like 15 when I read it so maybe not. But then again is a very beloved series by everyone so maybe yes.

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    Finally finished Haruki Murakami's 1Q84. I can't say it was worth it. There were some interesting moments throughout but it was insanely long and the payoff just left me thinking "ok." I guess Murakami's books are generally like that but this was a very underwhelming "ok."

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    Read his short stories instead.
    The Manhattan Project: Is it a sin to kill for your country? In an age of nationalism, where do you draw the line between right and wrong? In the 1960s, eight people seek peace amidst war and tragedy.

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    I liked it a lot. That poor private investigator guy never failed to crack me up.
    As the size of an explosion increases, the number of social situations it is incapable of solving approaches zero.

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    As a birthday gift to me from me I finally bought my own copy of this.



    Now I don't have to walk to the library every time I want to re-read it.
    "Here's a bangin lil' tune about takin' on The Man!"


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    Nice!

    Mabinogion is Welsh mythology right?

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    Finally got my hands on some Terry Pratchett due to Christmas gifts from family - Color of Magic and Mort.
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