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    Heck no I ain't normal. I have two diagnosed...

    Heck no I ain't normal. I have two diagnosed mental illnesses and a host of eccentricities besides. But I am proud of the fact and I think it adds to the richness of my life experience. When I'm not...
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    I think heaven is a baseball park. Until I...

    I think heaven is a baseball park. Until I wrecked my arm irrevocably forever my great ambition and hope and dream was to become a major league pitcher. More than being a rock-star or a movie-star or...
  3. Thread: D.H Lawrence

    by Darcy88
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    I personally think that Women In Love is his...

    I personally think that Women In Love is his finest production. Other than his fascination with the natural world his main obsession and source of material was human relationships, and with that book...
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    Rhodes was pretty abhorrent in every aspect of...

    Rhodes was pretty abhorrent in every aspect of his career and his character if you go by today's standards, and today's standards are the only ones we really have to go by. I'm no expert on the man...
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    I'm a loner too. And I've resigned myself to...

    I'm a loner too. And I've resigned myself to being a loner. I seem to often prefer the characters in books to actual people. I love actual people, almost to a fault, but I seem to lack social skills,...
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    I've become a francophile in the last few months,...

    I've become a francophile in the last few months, reading many French books - Maupassant, especially ZOLA, and Stendhal, as well as listening to many lectures about French history. I really hope the...
  7. Thread: Steppenwolf

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    I read it several times a number of years ago and...

    I read it several times a number of years ago and it also made a deep impression on me. I still rank it among my all time favorite books even though its been so long since I read it and my...
  8. I like Jose Arcadio Buendia, the patriarch of the...

    I like Jose Arcadio Buendia, the patriarch of the great Buendia clan, from One Hundred Years of Solitude, as perhaps the most interesting characters I've encountered reading fiction. I used to...
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    Haven't read Lonesome Dove. I've gone through...

    Haven't read Lonesome Dove. I've gone through Blood Meridian a few times and while I was often in a state of awe over his stylistic and creative brilliance, each go through was like walking over a...
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    That is so gosh darned sad. I kept in touch with...

    That is so gosh darned sad. I kept in touch with him also through facebook. If he hadn't written a blog about his illness I never would have known, considering how unaffected was his attitude and...
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    Not feeling too good at all, but I'm surfing...

    Not feeling too good at all, but I'm surfing Litnet, one of the best sites on the entire internet, so perhaps my mood will be uplifted before I go off to sleep.
  12. Thread: Nietzsche

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    If you get The Basic Writings of Nietzsche along...

    If you get The Basic Writings of Nietzsche along with The Portable Nietzsche you will have quite a few of his titles and I'm pretty sure all of his main ones. They are cheap and well translated.
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    I think a philistine is generally a person who is...

    I think a philistine is generally a person who is uncultured. I've also heard it used to refer to people who are unintelligent. It seems all relative to me. There are people who I might consider...
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    Camus is one of my favourite few writers from any...

    Camus is one of my favourite few writers from any country overall, so he would be first for me. Then it is close between Baudelaire and Rimabud, not really sure who I'd put ahead of who between those...
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    I believe Pistorious got off with too light a...

    I believe Pistorious got off with too light a sentence. His entire defense I found unconvincing. Firing throuigh an unopened door without first being fired upon, and while knowing that his girlfriend...
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    I'm not technically overweight, but I'm as fat as...

    I'm not technically overweight, but I'm as fat as I've been in about six years. I obsess over my weight and find this extremely distressing. But a few months ago I bought a sweet two-hundred pound...
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    Ecuador, America, Scotland and China.

    Ecuador, America, Scotland and China.
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    Robert Pattinson. It is what everyone says to me....

    Robert Pattinson. It is what everyone says to me. I've actually been mistaken for him a few times. People call me "the twilight guy."
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    I would go for photo albums and for my filing box...

    I would go for photo albums and for my filing box which contains all my poems and essays and short stories.
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    Happy Birthday!

    Happy Birthday!
  21. Thread: World Cup 2014

    by Darcy88
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    I am getting pretty excited for the World Cup. I...

    I am getting pretty excited for the World Cup. I don't really have a team to root for but I would love to see Germany, Italy, Ecuador, Russia or Belgium finish near the top. America too, I'd really...
  22. Henry Miller definitely helped me through tough...

    Henry Miller definitely helped me through tough times when as a man and a writer I doubted myself acutely, deeply, terribly. I still have that sharp sense of self-doubt as a man but as a writer I...
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    I did really well in my two years of college in...

    I did really well in my two years of college in the sciences and in the humanities, am quite an expert historian in some areas, but I quite like working in industries which do not require a degree. I...
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    Awesome thread St Lukes. Right now I am really...

    Awesome thread St Lukes. Right now I am really into German expressionist painting. Max Beckmann is one whose work I especially adore. I am distantly related to Willi Baumesiter, though I suppose his...
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    You sound cool. I suppose I am a casual olympian...

    You sound cool. I suppose I am a casual olympian as well. I do now a lot of swimming movements and it makes me feel good physically and emotionally. I was training for this olympics before my health...
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