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    I just read this for my American Lit class. Happy...

    I just read this for my American Lit class. Happy to see a fresh discussion going on :)

    Personally I thought As I Lay Dying was very difficult, but ultimately quite brilliant. I think the whole...
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    Poll: Grammar is extremely important to clarity of...

    Grammar is extremely important to clarity of writing, of course. What Virgil said about ignorant usage versus 'artsy' usage is also true - one can always tell which it is.

    To help my own skills as...
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    The Wheel of Time is incredible, but it really...

    The Wheel of Time is incredible, but it really bogs down in the latter half. It's great if you just can't get enough description...

    Le Guin's earthsea series is fantastic, full of psychological...
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    I last bought about 6 books at Barnes & Noble...

    I last bought about 6 books at Barnes & Noble while my sisters and mom were shopping. The last one of them that I found, and bought on kind of a whim, was The Sword of Shannara.

    It looked like the...
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    The English language itself is quite hard to...

    The English language itself is quite hard to learn, mainly because of the bizarre way we spell things =P. There are so many irregular plural forms and such, I know that if I was not a native speaker...
  6. Assuming that there's gonna be a hereafter, most...

    Assuming that there's gonna be a hereafter, most likely not. At least not in the sense we know it. In reality, eternity is an imaginary thing (try proving that something will never end =P) so if we...
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    How did you get that from my statement? I'm just...

    How did you get that from my statement? I'm just saying coincidence isn't the mark of a genius. Certainly, the other elements in his books are (A Tale of Two Cities is one of my all-time favorites)...
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    We read Harry Potter in my English class last...

    We read Harry Potter in my English class last year, it was great fun and everyone learned a lot. Well, I did, I always learn a lot in English. But at least the rest of the class read the book =P
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    Hmm, looks like you've been ignored in the...

    Hmm, looks like you've been ignored in the discussion :( . But first - it's Darth Vader (that was really bothering me :p ).

    Well, that's something I've often pondered. The proper Christian...
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    From my observations in High School, peer...

    From my observations in High School, peer pressure is a big factor in why so many people try it. But it is by no means the stupid who succumb to peer pressure. Example:

    There is a boy I know named...
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    Read the rules of the competition guys - anything...

    Read the rules of the competition guys - anything within the Forum rules and word limits is allowed.

    100 posts, eh, not that much. I have so few because I get on this site like once a week XD
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    If my aim was to make money, then yes, that would...

    If my aim was to make money, then yes, that would be great. But if all you want out of your writing is to make money, than you might as well own a sweatshop.

    Besides, Charles Dickens relies far...
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    I was going to nominate Mexico, but that's...

    I was going to nominate Mexico, but that's already up there so...

    Dang! Greece is already up as well! I guess I'll just wait for the voting to start....
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    Poll: Well then, I might pose this question - what's so...

    Well then, I might pose this question - what's so terrible about regurgitation? Some of the greatest works of our time our remakes - take for example Hairspray. Compared to the comparatively...
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    Ah wow! Imagine my surpise to see a post by myself on the first page of this thread, when I have only logged on here perhaps three times this year?

    Yikes, I was 15 back then...it seems an odd...
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    Sticky: Hello again, again, again...yes, that should...

    Hello again, again, again...yes, that should cover it!

    I do seem to drift in and out of these marvelous forums, but I think I might stay for a bit longer than usual this time around.

    So - howdy...
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    Wow, thanks! I'm taking an AP course in U.S....

    Wow, thanks! I'm taking an AP course in U.S. History at the moment, so I've definitely got the historical reading part covered. Even in the 4 weeks or so I've been in that class I've learned a HUGE...
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    I wouldn't dare participate in the debate here,...

    I wouldn't dare participate in the debate here, being a sixteen year old who acknowledges how utterly ignorant he is, but I would like to say I greatly enjoyed reading this article of yours ^_^.
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    Fascinating! Utterly fascinating! I dismissed...

    Fascinating! Utterly fascinating!

    I dismissed the possibility that my conservative christian faith was completley true around 4 years ago, at the tender age of 12, but it's nice to see my beliefs...
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    I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed this book as well! I just finished reading it for my English-III H class and it was quite magnificent.

    About the surreal events, I fully agree. The 'a'...
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    Well, in that particular book, your teacher is...

    Well, in that particular book, your teacher is probably right.

    But it's true that often books are disected so far that we see not what the author wrote, but what we expect to see. It's silly,...
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    Just Another Fantasy Novel...

    I'm 16, and I'm working on the fantasy world for what I hope will someday be a succesful book. But I would never be content to write an average best seller (not that I could).

    If this book were to...
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    I don't have any advice, being a 16 year old...

    I don't have any advice, being a 16 year old aspiring writer, but I found a lot of the posts here very enlightening - thanks!
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    "Go to thy cold bed and warm thee!" -The taming...

    "Go to thy cold bed and warm thee!"
    -The taming of the Shrew

    Ah, this book is hilarious!!!
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    Hm, good points... But I have a related...

    Hm, good points...

    But I have a related questions - why do we feel such large amount of pain? To an extent it is very neccesary, but what would be the point of feeling pain to such an extent where...
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