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  1. Comment on What are you reading these days? #21 in ~books

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    I just read On Writing by Stephen King. I really liked it. He provides a lot of insight to his life, and his process. I want to try my hand at writing so I've been reading some books about writing...

    I just read On Writing by Stephen King. I really liked it. He provides a lot of insight to his life, and his process. I want to try my hand at writing so I've been reading some books about writing (Elements of Style, The Craft of Fiction). This one I found to be really illuminating even though I think I disagree with his general idea about how a story is formed (which is probably not good to diverge from one of the most prolific and best selling authors). King seems to believe he is discovering a story rather than crafting it. He gets an idea for a situation and just goes (uncovering a fossil is a metaphor he uses), where as I would like to outline the whole story before I really begin writing scenes. He is carefully uncovering something that already exists, where as I'm building a lego set from a set of instructions. The most concerning thing to me is that one of his main points is that to be good, you need to read a lot and write a lot (go figure). I've read a good amount, but never written much. He started when he was 13. Ugh. But he also said fear is the main thing keeping people from writing so I can't let that hold me back!

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  2. Comment on What are you reading these days? #21 in ~books

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    This sounds pretty right on. Most people say failure is a necessary step toward success, but dwelling on failure can be very discouraging. I think part of the problem a lot of people have is being...

    This sounds pretty right on. Most people say failure is a necessary step toward success, but dwelling on failure can be very discouraging. I think part of the problem a lot of people have is being way harder on themselves then they are on others. I feel this way sometimes. Someone else makes a mistake and it's not a big deal, I make one and I'm thinking about years later. I'm trying to learn to take it easy on myself and not worry too much but it's much easier said than done.

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  3. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    Cool, thanks. This is wild that's all I can really say at this point.

    Cool, thanks. This is wild that's all I can really say at this point.

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  4. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    +1 for Black Dahlia. I'm checking out Death grips right now and I'm kinda confused ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    +1 for Black Dahlia. I'm checking out Death grips right now and I'm kinda confused ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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  5. Comment on Getting Rich: from Zero to Hero in One Blog Post in ~life

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    /r/pfjerk is better at this point. At least it can be funny!

    /r/pfjerk is better at this point. At least it can be funny!

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  6. Comment on Paul Gilbert - Things Can Walk To You in ~music

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    Man this is tight. Paul is arguably the nastiest guitarist out there. Had to go listen to my favorite track of his Eudaimonia Overture. Blows me away every time!

    Man this is tight. Paul is arguably the nastiest guitarist out there. Had to go listen to my favorite track of his Eudaimonia Overture. Blows me away every time!

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  7. Comment on It: Chapter Two - Official Teaser Trailer in ~movies

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    I can't wait. I loved the original mini-series as kid. It's still one of my favorite horror movies. The new one managed to be even better for the most part, although I thought Tim Curry was the...

    I can't wait. I loved the original mini-series as kid. It's still one of my favorite horror movies. The new one managed to be even better for the most part, although I thought Tim Curry was the far superior Pennywise. I liked his acting and the design better. I liked how he could pass for an actual clown, and the way he went from looking like a normal clown to an insane maniac in an instant just by changing his facial expression was really freaky. The new Pennywise looks like a killer all the time, and his dancing at the end was really goofy and just made me laugh. Anyway really excited for this. Great cast.

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  8. Comment on This week's album and EP releases in ~music

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    I'm a lowly platinum I. I've been playing for years but still more or less suck at the game lol. Still fun though!

    I'm a lowly platinum I. I've been playing for years but still more or less suck at the game lol. Still fun though!

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  9. Comment on What song do you want to hear on your deathbed? in ~music

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    Tough call. First thought is Hide and Seek. Imogen Heap cover by Antoine Dufour very peaceful and makes me feel, reflective and introspective.

    Tough call. First thought is Hide and Seek. Imogen Heap cover by Antoine Dufour very peaceful and makes me feel, reflective and introspective.

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  10. Comment on This week's album and EP releases in ~music

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    Above and beyond thanks! Glad you threw in some Andy Mckee for good measure. Quick side note have you seen this video? Maybe you have since you're a candyrat dude, but that has been blowing my...

    Above and beyond thanks! Glad you threw in some Andy Mckee for good measure. Quick side note have you seen this video? Maybe you have since you're a candyrat dude, but that has been blowing my damn mind! How can he do this?

    Cool to hear you were in Mass for a bit, and I just saw in the epic/pysonix thread that you're big into rocket league. My favorite game!

    Thanks again for the links, good to have a bunch of stuff to go through at work tomorrow 👍

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  11. Comment on This week's album and EP releases in ~music

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    Damn not to rub it in but I just realized they'll be in Boston in a few weeks lol. Hope I can go. Hank 3 has a lot of good stuff. He seems to focus on the musicality of the genre rather than just...

    Damn not to rub it in but I just realized they'll be in Boston in a few weeks lol. Hope I can go.

    Hank 3 has a lot of good stuff. He seems to focus on the musicality of the genre rather than just creating white people soft rap which I feel like a lot of radio country is trying to be. He embraces a lot of different aspects of country, if you listen to Mississippi Mud it has a very different feel that Dick in Dixie. Most of the lyrics have that outlaw vibe.

    I've always thought there's good music in (almost) every genre, you just need to be willing to look past the surface and find the quality stuff. I don't know much country so if you care to recommend some of the better stuff I'd like to check it out.

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  12. Comment on This week's album and EP releases in ~music

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    Yo cfabro you ever listen to Hank William's III? Couldn't help think of Dick In Dixie while reading this conversation lol. Also, been digging the new Rodrigo y Gabriela stuff. Still haven't seen...

    Yo cfabro you ever listen to Hank William's III? Couldn't help think of Dick In Dixie while reading this conversation lol. Also, been digging the new Rodrigo y Gabriela stuff. Still haven't seen them live; I'm hoping to make that happen soon I could see that being really fun.

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  13. Comment on What are you reading these days? #17 in ~books

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    I'm reading Look to Windward by Ian M. Banks. It's the 7th novel in the Culture series. I read Excession last month and loved it as much as I have the rest of the Culture books. I skipped the 6th...

    I'm reading Look to Windward by Ian M. Banks. It's the 7th novel in the Culture series. I read Excession last month and loved it as much as I have the rest of the Culture books. I skipped the 6th one, Inversions because apparently it doesn't involve the culture very much despite being a culture novel. I might go back to it once I've read all the others if I'm still looking for more. If anyone's read it I'd love to hear some opinions. Also just read Mother Night (second read) and Jailbird by Vonnegut. I still love the guy even though a lot of people seem to think he's better for younger readers. I still laugh out load at so many of his lines. He's the best.

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  14. Comment on What are you reading these days? #17 in ~books

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    I'd recommend reading the rest of the Dune series. I think God Emperor of Dune was my favorite. And by "the rest" I mean the books written by Frank Herbert. I haven't read any of those by his son...

    I'd recommend reading the rest of the Dune series. I think God Emperor of Dune was my favorite. And by "the rest" I mean the books written by Frank Herbert. I haven't read any of those by his son and the other guy but from what I've read online they are terrible bastardizations.

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  15. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    You probably already know Animals as Leaders but if not check them out. Tosin Abasi is insane.

    You probably already know Animals as Leaders but if not check them out. Tosin Abasi is insane.

  16. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    New Czarface vs. Ghostface album came out just last week I want to say. I listened to most of it the other night and really enjoyed. I've been an esoteric fan for a long time and he seems to get...

    New Czarface vs. Ghostface album came out just last week I want to say. I listened to most of it the other night and really enjoyed. I've been an esoteric fan for a long time and he seems to get better with every release. It's been fun watching him progress over the years. He's an endless stream of punchlines I love it. I was also just listening to Kvelertak wondering if they'd put out a new album soon. 1st album was 2010, 2nd 2013, and 3rd 2016. Now I'm no patternologist but I'd say they put out a new album in whatever year 2016 plus 3 is.

  17. Comment on What are you planning to read this year? in ~books

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    Yes. I should've wrote that out.

    Yes. I should've wrote that out.

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  18. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    That's too bad about the fest, I would love to make a trip for that some year assuming it makes a come back. Gareth is so awesome too. When he moonwalks while playing Billie Jean? Pretty rad move...

    That's too bad about the fest, I would love to make a trip for that some year assuming it makes a come back. Gareth is so awesome too. When he moonwalks while playing Billie Jean? Pretty rad move lol. I just missed Andy Mckee on tour. Still haven't seen him live, I wish I could've made it. I've seen Ewan a couple times, and I went to a show in NYC with Craig D'Andrea & Pino Forastiere. My freakin jaw is dropped the entire time I watch these guys play. The talent level and creativity is hard to fathom.

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  19. Comment on What are you planning to read this year? in ~books

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    The Lathe of Heaven is great. It's a sort of tribute to PKD so it's a bit more tripped out than most of her stuff, but has a more satisfying ending (IMO) than a lot of PKD stuff that kinda just...

    The Lathe of Heaven is great. It's a sort of tribute to PKD so it's a bit more tripped out than most of her stuff, but has a more satisfying ending (IMO) than a lot of PKD stuff that kinda just goes off the rails.

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  20. Comment on What are you planning to read this year? in ~books

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    I recommend the whole Hainish cycle. They are all good in different ways, but one I really liked that's a pretty quick read is The Word for World is Forrest

    I recommend the whole Hainish cycle. They are all good in different ways, but one I really liked that's a pretty quick read is The Word for World is Forrest

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