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Postby TheMole » Mon Aug 25, 2008 2:52 pm

:D Currently I am enjoying "The Hitchhiker´s Guide to the Galaxy"

-I got very bored and depressed, so I went and plugged myself in to its external computer feed. I talked to the computer at great length and explained my view of the Universe to it.
-And what happened?
-It committed suicide.
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Postby Tonyblack » Mon Aug 25, 2008 3:10 pm

:( Life? Don't talk to me about life!
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Postby Jason » Mon Aug 25, 2008 3:15 pm

Brain the size of a planet and they get me to come down here to escort you.

And then there's the problems with my diodes on my left hand side...
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Postby Jinx » Wed Aug 27, 2008 12:47 pm

Marvin is great! It's strange that the only time he made me sad was when he experienced his happiest moment ever. When he saw the creator's message. I don't wanna post any spoilers, but it's not until the 3rd or 4th book.

Who wants to get a petition going for the 2nd book to be filmed with William Shatner as the host/comedian in the resteraunt?



I've just started Thud! this is my first read of it. I love that game, I need a more challenging opponent though. I only play with my GF just now, and though she perfectly understands the concept she doesn't see my strategies in play. Pretty wierd since our roles reverse at chess, and I don't see her strategies playing out.
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Postby Jason » Wed Aug 27, 2008 9:09 pm

Have you tried playing Thud on-line? The official Thud site (http://www.thudgame.com which appears to be offline at the moment!) has lots of very good players that I am sure would like to play.
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Postby Tonyblack » Wed Aug 27, 2008 9:11 pm

Oddly enough, I'm reading Thud! at the moment. :wink:
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Postby Jinx » Thu Aug 28, 2008 6:08 am

Jason wrote:Have you tried playing Thud on-line? The official Thud site (http://www.thudgame.com which appears to be offline at the moment!) has lots of very good players that I am sure would like to play.


I've been meaning to. I may check it out tonight.
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Postby chris.ph » Thu Aug 28, 2008 6:51 pm

now reading the hero by john ringo good war scifi
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Postby Tonyblack » Wed Sep 03, 2008 12:00 pm

After enjoying Fellowship of the Rings (for the most part) I'm now on The Two Towers and enjoying it so far. Although I have to say that I was a bit shocked at the way it starts and thought I'd lost a chapter somewhere.

I was a bit mystified with Fellowship at the point of Tom Bombadil, who I found to be borderline annoying. I don't see that he actually added anything to the story whatsoever and was glad when the Hobbits finally got to Bree. :D
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Postby Jason » Wed Sep 03, 2008 12:03 pm

I agree about Tom Bombadil - I found that bit dragged and added nothing to the story. I am glad that they chose to remove him from the film version.
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Postby Jinx » Wed Sep 03, 2008 12:13 pm

Tonyblack wrote:After enjoying Fellowship of the Rings (for the most part) I'm now on The Two Towers and enjoying it so far. Although I have to say that I was a bit shocked at the way it starts and thought I'd lost a chapter somewhere.


It probably helps if you think of the LOTR books as one book broken into 6 parts. I heard it mentioned that Tolkein wanted the books as one continual story in one binding. Which could've been a bit off putting to some readers.

Tonyblack wrote:I was a bit mystified with Fellowship at the point of Tom Bombadil, who I found to be borderline annoying. I don't see that he actually added anything to the story whatsoever and was glad when the Hobbits finally got to Bree. :D


You'll see why the part where Tom Bombadil features is important when your into Return of the King ;)
Hope I haven't given away too much there.

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I'm looking to start Rapscullion next. It's part of James McGhee's Hawkwood/Ratcatcher series. It reads almost like a young adult's book, but it has an appeal if you have an interest in the Regency period in Britain.
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Postby Tonyblack » Wed Sep 03, 2008 12:18 pm

:lol: The first time I tried to read LOTR it was indeed bound in one huge thick paperback and yes, I did find it intimidating. Apart from anything else I tend to stick with a book when I start it. Having the books with two books per volume makes things far easier.

Actually, Bombadil was a main part of the Council of Elrond, but only to discount giving him the ring. I'll look forward to seeing what part he plays in Return of the King. :wink:
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Postby Jinx » Wed Sep 03, 2008 12:30 pm

Ah... I think I've hit you with a red herring, sorry.

...er... you'll see what I mean though =P
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Postby Dotsie » Wed Sep 03, 2008 3:21 pm

Jinx wrote:Ah... I think I've hit you with a red herring, sorry.

...er... you'll see what I mean though =P


Err.. I've read them all & I've no idea what you're talking about! It was a while ago now though. So presumably if he does have a role later on, that also wasn't particularly necessary?
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Postby chris.ph » Wed Sep 03, 2008 7:02 pm

sorry to blaspheme but i cant stand the lotr books and the best thing in the films was liv tyler mmmm. nowstarting sharper than a serpants tooth by simon r green.
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