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  1. Thread: Art

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    They're well themed. Body proportions are a bit...

    They're well themed. Body proportions are a bit loosely rendered.
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    Neat

    Neat
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    The Chimes by Anna Smaill. Recommended by my...

    The Chimes by Anna Smaill. Recommended by my daughter. Found it a bit hard to get into, but the effort was worth it.
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    Liu Cixin, The Three Body Problem and The Dark...

    Liu Cixin, The Three Body Problem and The Dark Forest. Some awkward passages but a pleasing whole.
  5. Thread: At the Movies

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    I watched a years worth of films there and back...

    I watched a years worth of films there and back to Vancouver ...
    The Martian (liked)
    Deadpool (meh - my daughter tells me the Air Transat version was censored to a silly degree).
    The Lady in the...
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    I guess I know what you mean, but it sounds about...

    I guess I know what you mean, but it sounds about how I would expect it to be, so it wouldn't be like a surprise or anything. Elyssium was pile of crap, but I enjoyed that 2 hours I spent with my son...
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    I saw the trailer. The graphics looked ok. Lots...

    I saw the trailer. The graphics looked ok. Lots of battle scenes. Some Romulus and Remus thing with a baby in a basket in a river, so maybe a plot.
    Granted you'd probably want to be a WoW fan to go...
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    I liked Jungle Book which we saw this weekend,...

    I liked Jungle Book which we saw this weekend, the missus not so much, she thought Mowgli was badly cast.
    The animations after the film ended were nice, I liked the one with kangaroo mouse bigger...
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    Major influence on my teens. At one time I...

    Major influence on my teens. At one time I suspected Bromley in Kent was the secret centre of the multiverse, I started noticing it in all sorts of contexts.
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    Bit of young adult lit: kissing the rain, kevin...

    Bit of young adult lit: kissing the rain, kevin brooks. If you liked the style of Feersum Endjinn then this may be for you.
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    Old Man's War, John Scalzi. Not a terrible book,...

    Old Man's War, John Scalzi. Not a terrible book, however not very original, I'm stuck deciding which of Forever War or Starship Troopers it channels the most.
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    Autonomy :...

    Autonomy : http://www.roboticstrends.com/article/next_gen_atlas_robot_from_boston_dynamics_is_incredible
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    Kroofrudi. Mibix! Hrunt. Nice choice. I...

    Kroofrudi. Mibix! Hrunt.

    Nice choice. I finally slogged to the end of The Whispering Swarm. Not really my cup of tea.
    I then ripped through What Remains, Tim Weaver in about 2 days and also...
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    Sticky: Poll: I think Ian brought together a whole bunch of...

    I think Ian brought together a whole bunch of ideas in the shellworlds, but as often the case with IMB he left some details for us to puzzle over. Shellworlds are closed from from hyperspace, so does...
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    Sticky: Poll: I think Walking on Glass is my favourite,...

    I think Walking on Glass is my favourite, although fair to say it transgresses into SF territory. I've had discussions with a friend over Transition, and we're fairly agreed now that it seems to be...
  16. Thread: Rant Thread!

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    I sometimes daydream about writing a novel....

    I sometimes daydream about writing a novel. You're not inspiring me here though. 2 years and you're still not done. I did try to write a 5000 word article for a gaming site, 6 months of incessant...
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    It's weird. I would read 15 novels a week at age...

    It's weird. I would read 15 novels a week at age 14. Now I fill my hours with other stuff mostly. I walk more, have regular evenings for gaming, and try to do more things with the missus, viz weekly...
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    The Whispering Swarm, Michael Moorcock has just...

    The Whispering Swarm, Michael Moorcock has just dropped onto my kindle.
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    Myself, I have not stopped reading SF, it's just...

    Myself, I have not stopped reading SF, it's just become rather difficult to find as much interesting new SF on offer. Waterstones is stuffed with SF masterworks series, graphic novels, dark fantasy,...
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    The Master and Margarita, Mikhail Bulgakov. ...

    The Master and Margarita, Mikhail Bulgakov.
    Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances by Neil Gaiman.
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    Yeah, watched both parts on android phone...

    Yeah, watched both parts on android phone iplayer. Very nicely done I thought, loved the music, and thought the script respected the book. Was Barney the dinosaur in the original though? ;) There was...
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    Ox, Orn, Omnivore. A time when Mr Anthony still...

    Ox, Orn, Omnivore. A time when Mr Anthony still wrote great stories. Got me into a lifetime interest in mathematical games.
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    I like that book. It's less like the first 2, and...

    I like that book. It's less like the first 2, and allegedly incomplete at his death, but full of imagery that seemed relevant to me at age 18 when I first read it.
    I often reflect on the people...
  24. Thread: Today We Died

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    i played a ceremonial Pot Head Pixies for the...

    i played a ceremonial Pot Head Pixies for the office. Then the whole of Shamal. And I never Glid before. Then someone stopped me :)
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    Being the Culture, and knowing that every...

    Being the Culture, and knowing that every decision they make is nuanced to the nth degree you can bet there is a reason for the name. It just might not be obvious, and they might dissemble about it....
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