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    Sticky: "A Confederacy of Dunces", John Kennedy Toole...

    "A Confederacy of Dunces", John Kennedy Toole
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    The characters are unique and entertaining. It's hilarious, I've been mocked for cracking up while reading it already.
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    Sticky: Hey, I haven't been on here in a while (schooling...

    Hey, I haven't been on here in a while (schooling and such). Not sure if the same old buggers are around, but hey if you are.

    Paganelli - On the road, excellent. I read that book as a freshman (in...
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    haha nah, my problem is with analyzing poetry....

    haha nah, my problem is with analyzing poetry. I'm having trouble finding what my teacher wants. Our new assignment is to write an analysis of Seamus Heaney's "Limbo". I have to do historical...
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    Me - 0; Poetry - 1 ... doesnt look good.

    So,

    I have been an avid fiction reader, have passionate interests in writing, and don't mind getting my hands dirty in any of this... Although I'd much rather spend my time reading concise, well...
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    Three worst movies ever created.... The League...

    Three worst movies ever created....

    The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
    Ice Pirates
    The Hunted


    Ice pirates was actually intended as a cheesy ripoff comedy of a few sci-fi flicks. It is so...
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    I know someone mentioned Nick Bostrom, but heres...

    I know someone mentioned Nick Bostrom, but heres a link to an article in the NY Times recently: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/14/science/14tier.html?ei=5090&en=22bfff4070a81187&ex=1344744000
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    Just want to let you know, I'm gonna read it and...

    Just want to let you know, I'm gonna read it and I'll be posting.
  8. Thread: Ayn Rand

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    Well, I didn't think this would get so many...

    Well, I didn't think this would get so many responses. I havent been on this forum in a while and its still got some recent posts. Very long story short, Rand is a repetitious writer who squeezes her...
  9. Thread: Math!

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    Math!

    Hey,

    I'm up for transfer from one college to another in the fall. Last semester was completely mathless for me and I had no desire to try to touch on it over the summer. In all ways possible,...
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    Well, Japanese culture is going through some...

    Well, Japanese culture is going through some serious changes. Their part in the technology industry has brought westernization, but more specifically and more recently Americanization (a friend once...
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    Also from Merriam Webster: "1 : the science of...

    Also from Merriam Webster:

    "1 : the science of human beings; especially : the study of human beings and their ancestors through time and space and in relation to physical character, environmental...
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    I tried to read so as not to repeat myself,...

    I tried to read so as not to repeat myself, butgot lazy:

    -Donnie Darko (fit the movie so damn well)
    -Requiem For A Dream (where your Clint Mansell Orchestra - from LOTR - was first used)
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    Well, there is more to it than that. Think about...

    Well, there is more to it than that. Think about E.T.A. Hoffman's The Nutcracker ( i feel like I’ve used this before ). The notion that an adult would be willing or able to be immersed in the fantasy...
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    From Merriam Webster: Civilization: "1 a :...

    From Merriam Webster:

    Civilization:

    "1 a : a relatively high level of cultural and technological development; specifically : the stage of cultural development at which writing and the keeping...
  15. Thread: Chuck Palahniuk

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    Chuck Palahniuk

    I need someone, or some group of people (you), to let me know what is so good about Palahniuk. I've read Fight Club and Choke. His ideas are interesting... kind of, but the character, plot, and...
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    My Experience: I was at the same point about...

    My Experience:

    I was at the same point about four years ago (at 16) when I had stopped reading for a good 2 years. For me to learn things, I need to start from as far in the past as I can and...
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    I'll be self publishing the first "X" number of...

    I'll be self publishing the first "X" number of copies of my first novel in the next year or so. How would it be easy to sell them? Do you set up a shop on Amazon like Ebay or something?
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    Brand New - "The Archer's Bows Are Broken" Say...

    Brand New - "The Archer's Bows Are Broken"
    Say Anything - "Chia-Like, I Shall Grow"
    Modest Mouse - "Trailer Trash"
    The Hold Steady - "Hot Soft Light"
    Gastby's American Dream - "My Name Is...
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    Poll: Well... I'm a fan of Stephen King. He's not a...

    Well...

    I'm a fan of Stephen King. He's not a master of deep literature. He hasn't made a major contribution to change the structure or method of storytelling. But why should those facts make him...
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    Anyone Read Ray Kurzweil?

    I have been recommended The Singulrity Is Near, if anyone has read it, let me know what you thought/think.
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    Best Writing Advice You Heard

    This thread might be useful to new users or struggling writers. Hopefully it can be useful to some. I want to hear the best advice you have all heard about writing.

    The best advice I have had came...
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    This is fascinating. I can see how you mean that...

    This is fascinating. I can see how you mean that every literary text contains some level of the author's philosophy because that is only natural. Many texts, and many authors, have a more thorough...
  23. Thread: Opinions Needed!!

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    Good start. I would be to keep the sentences...

    Good start.

    I would be to keep the sentences active, especially the first sentence in the story. Her stride "didn't falter", therefore her stride was determined, sure, strong or confidant. Think...
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    Someone mentioned Razrolight. I saw them on a...

    Someone mentioned Razrolight. I saw them on a campus tour with Muse and they were the most classic brit band to see live. One of the security guards was mocking them at one point and the singer...
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    Blade Runner (based on Do Androids Dream of...

    Blade Runner (based on Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep by Philip K Dick)
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