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by Arsin
Sat Sep 06, 2008 3:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0472: "House of Pancakes"
Replies: 185
Views: 43435

Re: "House of Pancakes" Discussion

Oh my god. I love you, Randall. I love you so much.

House of Leaves is at least my third favorite book ever.
by Arsin
Thu Apr 03, 2008 5:35 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Favorite Band that no one has heard of!
Replies: 360
Views: 48558

Re: Favorite Band that no one has heard of!

Stricken City. Especially the songs Bardou and Better as a Girl.
by Arsin
Thu Apr 03, 2008 4:57 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Show the world your desktop! [Mommy, what's 56K?]
Replies: 2356
Views: 443799

Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Image

I don't know why Maple Story is on there. I think my cousin installed it on my computer while I was asleep.
by Arsin
Thu Apr 03, 2008 4:43 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Childhood misconceptions
Replies: 868
Views: 109262

Re: Childhood misconceptions

I thought that I would never be an adult. It wasn't that I just didn't understand growing up -- I knew, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that I would die before I turned eighteen. Luckily, I was wrong. I thought that to program a game, you drew a separate image (from scratch) for every single conceivable...
by Arsin
Thu Apr 03, 2008 4:22 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: sets, trilogies, series of books that dont get worse
Replies: 100
Views: 11783

Re: sets, trilogies, series of books that dont get worse

Gene Wolfe's Book of the New Sun and Book of the Long Sun. Lois McMaster Bujold's Vorkosigan Saga. Stephen King's Dark Tower.
by Arsin
Tue Apr 01, 2008 2:45 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Recommend a book
Replies: 484
Views: 271537

Re: Recommend a book

The Book of the New Sun quartet, by Gene Wolfe. Infinite Jest, by David Foster Wallace. Old Man's War, by John Scalzi. The Left Hand of Darkness, by Ursula K. Le Guin. The Stars My Destination (alternatively, Tiger! Tiger!), by Alfred Bester. The Lies of Locke Lamora, by Scott Lynch. Cryptonomicon, ...
by Arsin
Tue Apr 01, 2008 2:32 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books that made you cry
Replies: 296
Views: 47743

Re: Books that made you cry

Where the Red Fern Grows seriously traumatized me as a child. I spent damn near half of the last Dark Tower book with tears in my eyes... The end of The Road was just brutal. Other than those examples I don't cry often because of books. Typically it's anime and movies that affect me that much.
by Arsin
Tue Apr 01, 2008 2:25 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Animorphs (split from shapeshifting)(Spoilers)
Replies: 68
Views: 11423

Re: Animorphs (split from shapeshifting)(Spoilers)

I'm pretty sure in one of the later books, they crashed a train full of explosives into one of the Yeerk pools. I'd qualify that as a serious attack. I remember that volume, I think it was when Animorphs started to get really disturbing and all of the characters began to show just how emotionally da...
by Arsin
Sun Mar 30, 2008 9:07 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: The Collective Works of Neil Gaiman
Replies: 183
Views: 86161

Re: I want to write like Neil Gaimen

The only thing of Neil Gaiman's I've read is American Gods, which I enjoyed, but I thought it was ultimately only a decent book and not a great one. It had a few really excellent passages but a lot of the time it seemed like Gaiman thought he was far more clever than he actually was. Plus, the theme...
by Arsin
Sat Mar 29, 2008 7:09 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: favorite lines/quotes from books
Replies: 286
Views: 114944

Re: favorite lines/quotes from books

Gene Wolfe, The Shadow of the Torturer 'We believe that we invent symbols. The truth is that they invent us; we are their creatures, shaped by their hard, defining edges. When soldiers take their oath they are given a coin, an asimi stamped with the profile of the Autarch. Their acceptance of that c...
by Arsin
Mon Jan 14, 2008 11:30 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Favorite Author?
Replies: 120
Views: 16006

Re: Favorite Author?

Gene Wolfe, Lois McMaster Bujold, and Neal Stephenson. Don't even ask me to choose one favorite out of those three. I would cease to exist.
by Arsin
Mon Jan 14, 2008 11:19 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books everyone seems to like that you think are bad
Replies: 129
Views: 10559

Re: Books everyone seems to like that you think are bad

Dune. The original Dune. It just wasn't very good. It wasn't exactly "bad," but it's definitely severely overrated. I don't think reading it was quite a waste of time, but there were definitely better things I could have been doing instead. Only Revolutions was absolutely awful. I loved, a...
by Arsin
Thu Nov 29, 2007 7:23 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books you loved as a child, do they stand the test of time?
Replies: 82
Views: 8772

Re: Books you loved as a child, do they stand the test of time?

The Lives of Christopher Chant only seems to get better every time I read it. Animorphs has definitely not held up over the years, but it's still exceptionally violent and profoundly disturbing.
by Arsin
Thu Nov 29, 2007 7:14 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Hyperion quartet!
Replies: 8
Views: 2364

Re: Hyperion quartet!

Each book in the series was somewhat less awesome than the last, but don't get me wrong, they were all excellent. Simmons is great at balancing ludicrous amounts of subtext and references with fast prose. My favorite part of the quartet was Martin Silenus's story in Hyperion, although the profoundly...
by Arsin
Thu Nov 29, 2007 7:11 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What is your favourite book?
Replies: 808
Views: 312118

Re: What is your favourite book?

1. Infinite Jest (David Foster Wallace) 2. Cryptonomicon (Neal Stephenson) 3. House of Leaves (Mark Z. Danielewski) I also enjoy everything by Gene Wolfe, Lois McMaster Bujold, and Dan Simmons. Harry Potter remains inexplicably awesome. Some of Stephen King's stuff is really good (The Dark Tower, Th...
by Arsin
Thu Nov 29, 2007 7:08 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: A Song of Ice and Fire
Replies: 567
Views: 243685

Re: Fire and Ice?

Weirdest thing. The first time I read A Feast For Crows, I just couldn't do it. It didn't interest me at all. Then I came back to it later and devoured the whole thing. Now it's my favorite book, and I'm finding myself less interested in the main characters than before (except Tyrion). I can definit...
by Arsin
Tue Jul 17, 2007 7:10 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Snog Lyrics
Replies: 518
Views: 105875

And the first one tore a picture Of a dead and hanging man Who was kissing foreign fishes That flew right out from this hands And when I put my arms around him I felt the blushing blood run through my cheeks And an eeriness surrounded when his tongue began to speak And he said, "Oh boy you are...
by Arsin
Tue Jul 17, 2007 2:03 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRO THREAD 2.0: INTRODUCE YOURSELF OR PERISH!
Replies: 2548
Views: 337281

Hello. I'm Mike. I'm fairly sure I'm a human. I forgot to post here on my first post, so uh... Please don't bust in my door with a shotgun. I'd really appreciate it if I could continue living.
by Arsin
Mon Jul 16, 2007 5:24 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Dragonball OS / Z / GT
Replies: 32
Views: 6769

I voted DBZ. Dragon Ball was probably the best series, but DBZ has some great characters and is just awesomely cheesy. Plus, Vegeta rules.
by Arsin
Sun Jul 15, 2007 9:41 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Battle to find the best song ever
Replies: 160
Views: 17780

Joanna Newsom - Emily

Runners up:

Neutral Milk Hotel - Song Against Sex
Modest Mouse - Baby Blue Sedan

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