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Re: Books

Post by Kugelfisch » Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:22 pm

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No, you fuckers don't know how to divide compound words up.
Why do Anglos always make that much of a big deal out of that? Are you telling me that if English wouldn't divide most compound words (which itself is divided, funnily enough) that it would be too difficult or something?
The coffeemug is on the kitchentable. That's all there's to it. Just because you can make up super long words, doesn't mean that it's general practise.

Numbers are normally only written as words up to twelve. Everything else is seen as bad style. The only time you'd write out a numbers as high as 7254 is when you write a cheque where it all being one long word adds to prevent forgeries.
Writing very long numbers in cursive as a single word is also fun. :lol:
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Post by VoiceOfReasonPast » Thu Jul 09, 2020 3:16 pm

I don't think I you really see numbers being written out outside of proper nouns or books.
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Post by Guest » Thu Jul 09, 2020 3:29 pm

I'm listening to audio book and I laugh when he says "seamen."

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Re: Books

Post by pibbs » Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:08 pm

I'm just fucking with you, Germans. Thanks to yall we get a lot of good movies and video games based on that little incident back in the 40s you guys started. And many great cars!
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Post by VoiceOfReasonPast » Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:32 pm

Including the greatest car of them all:
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I've also dabbled a bit into that 372 Pages podcast. Their current book is My Immortal of all things. But such a podcast is a much better format for this than a simple dramatic reading, as they have the time to dissect the nuances and implications of things like the retcon infodump that turned Hermine into Bloody Mary Smith.

Their Ready Player One episodes are also fun, and I think that book is even worse than I imagined.
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So you have like an entire dystopian society of fake nerds who love nothing more than fake nerding over shit from the 80s (and a few things from the 90s because research is hard), which in the time the book takes place is 60 years ago.

The core problem of course is that a good chunk of the book is nothing but superficial reference shit, since that's as far as the hack writer was willing to go. The issue here is that the main plot is about some easter egg hunt thing, full of riddles which supposedly only super nerds can solve, but which are yet again just superficial reference shit.

I mean, you're gonna tell me it took this societ of NEETs 5 years before even one of them even suspected that a notorious D&D nerd's riddle about "horrors" in a "tomb" does, in fact, refer to the Tomb of Horrors, the most notorious meme dungeon of all time?
Seriously? You couldn't make the riddle a reference to something inside the Tomb of Horrors? Or some bit of trivia like how it was meant for dumb convention fun? Or how about something more obscure, like The Caverns of Thracia or White Plume Mountain?

This could almost work if the protagonist was actually the only person left who still has knowledge about the 80s, but the hack writer couldn't think of a dystopia where his 2+ self-inserts aren't chads amongst the beta cucks.
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Re: Books

Post by Musical Space Cowboy » Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:12 pm

VoiceOfReasonPast wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:32 pm
Their Ready Player One episodes are also fun, and I think that book is even worse than I imagined.
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So you have like an entire dystopian society of fake nerds who love nothing more than fake nerding over shit from the 80s (and a few things from the 90s because research is hard), which in the time the book takes place is 60 years ago.

The core problem of course is that a good chunk of the book is nothing but superficial reference shit, since that's as far as the hack writer was willing to go. The issue here is that the main plot is about some easter egg hunt thing, full of riddles which supposedly only super nerds can solve, but which are yet again just superficial reference shit.

I mean, you're gonna tell me it took this societ of NEETs 5 years before even one of them even suspected that a notorious D&D nerd's riddle about "horrors" in a "tomb" does, in fact, refer to the Tomb of Horrors, the most notorious meme dungeon of all time?
Seriously? You couldn't make the riddle a reference to something inside the Tomb of Horrors? Or some bit of trivia like how it was meant for dumb convention fun? Or how about something more obscure, like The Caverns of Thracia or White Plume Mountain?

This could almost work if the protagonist was actually the only person left who still has knowledge about the 80s, but the hack writer couldn't think of a dystopia where his 2+ self-inserts aren't chads amongst the beta cucks.
I hated Ready Player One. A group of friends had a book club a few years ago, and this was one of the books we read. It's a Family Guy cutaway/Robot Chicken sketch drawn out to over 300 pages. Plus, I found out much later that the plot is almost the same as Snow Crash.

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Re: Books

Post by Cuckara » Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:17 pm

Musical Space Cowboy wrote:
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I hated Ready Player One. A group of friends had a book club a few years ago, and this was one of the books we read. It's a Family Guy cutaway/Robot Chicken sketch drawn out to over 300 pages. Plus, I found out much later that the plot is almost the same as Snow Crash.
What did your friends think of it?
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Re: Books

Post by Musical Space Cowboy » Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:43 pm

A lot of those friends had normie/NPC-level tastes, so they either liked the book or had few issues with it. I kinda drifted apart from that group a few years ago, especially since a couple of them turned into raging SJW dipshits.

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Post by Guest » Fri Jul 10, 2020 3:46 am

Unsurprising, seeing as they liked fucking Ready Player One

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Post by VoiceOfReasonPast » Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:59 am

Liking Ready Player One is like the literary version of danger hair. I'd hate to share a room with an unironical fan.
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Or fuck it, do at least a bit of research and have your clever D&D riddle be about Castle Greyhawk, Gary Gygax' fabled homebrew playtest megadungeon that was often talked about, but never really publlished in its original incarnation (no matter how often they'd release stuff with "Castle Greyhawk" written on it). Dude could've even tied this into the story if the bloke who made these riddles also had some kind of hidden/lost creation.
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