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TOMD 5: The Order of the Braggart

Discussion in 'Real Life Discussion' started by BTT, Aug 15, 2019.

  1. Innomine

    Innomine Minister of Magic ~ Prestige ~ DLP Supporter

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    The Felurian stuff was questionable at best. But the rest of it was quality.
     
  2. Arthellion

    Arthellion Lord of the Banned ~ Prestige ~

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    Meh...his prose was great don't get me wrong, but the plot sucked. There was practically zero payoff from the first book and then it drifted off into a teenage power fantasy...and i dropped it.
     
  3. Sauce Bauss

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    The Adem half of the book was like pulling nails.
     
  4. Giovanni

    Giovanni God of Scotch

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    TOMD: Spent today ignoring my responsibilities, my clients, my prospective clients, my real estate tax attorney, my kid, my wife, and my dog. Put on some tunes (and later podcasts) inside a pair of noise-dampening headphones and worked in my woodshop for 7 hours straight. It felt incredible. Except the hour where I learned the hard way that aluminum roof seam tape, while technically not bonding to epoxy during the curing process, is still an absolute fucking nightmare to remove. Tearing that off for an hour felt like shit.

    When I was done, I realized it was the most relaxed I've been in a very long time. I need to start doing this more often.

    As for the stuff about A Wise Man's Fear, I've always thoroughly enjoyed the series while cringing at it's limitations (which at times are quite significant.) It's better as an audiobook, but also a lot worse (the parts that make you cringe on the page make you cringe much harder when someone is reading them aloud.)
     
  5. DR

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    I always just skip that part.
     
  6. ScottPress

    ScottPress The Horny Sovereign ~ Prestige ~

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    TOMD: Watched Chappelle's new special, haven't laughed this hard in months.
     
  7. Otters

    Otters First Year ~ Prestige ~ DLP Supporter

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    Most of it, though I quite liked the sword tree scene.

    Especially the self-aware way one of the civilized!ninjas called it out as "you great gaudy showboating bastard"
     
  8. DR

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    TOMD: I was in London today, to visit the Churchill War Rooms (which were excellent). While I was there, I noticed that there seems to be some sort of malignant conspiracy not to have public trash cans. What is this nonsense.
     
  9. Hαn Sαlsα

    Hαn Sαlsα Hαn Sαlsæd First

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    That reminds me of when I went to D.C. with my mom. For some reason, we couldn't find a single public bathroom.
     
  10. Marsupial

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    I think traditionally you're meant to blame the IRA for the lack of trash cans in London. But at this point clear plastic is a thing, and I'm not really sure what the new excuse is.
     
  11. Zombie

    Zombie John Waynes Teeth Moderator DLP Supporter

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    TOMD had a old friend come visit. Got to watch as they tried to puke their insides into the lake because drinking a half gallon of whiskey isn't something they do all the time apparently.

    Caught some fish and smoked them on some cedar planks for flavor. The weather's changing, trees are turning yellow and night time comes faster than it once did. I feel adrift in the world, disconnected and unfettered.

    Such is melancholy.
     
  12. Blorcyn

    Blorcyn Death Eater DLP Supporter DLP Silver Supporter

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    It feels unsympathetic to thumb this. Feel yourself/less melancholic soon. You can always count on DLP, if you need some fetters.
     
    Last edited: Aug 29, 2019
  13. pbluekan

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    TOMD: The new TOOL album just dropped in its entirety. It’s 12:29 AM and August 30th is a fucking good day.

    Spotify Link
     
  14. Psychotic Cat

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    I just have to say, Tool and Rammstein both dropping new albums.

    You're alright 2019, you're alright after all.
     
  15. Innomine

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    Yes. Thank you. Good reminder. Time to listen!

    I've recently got back into Tool. They are fantastic. Hope they live up to it. First song gives me hope.
     
  16. Shinysavage

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    TOMYD: Terminator 1+2 double bill at the cinema - in theory to promote the new one, but I suspect most of the people there will give it a miss. I've seen them both before, but never on the big screen; they're still great films, and mostly hold up technically speaking, although there were a few bits in 1 that look more like a mid-range episode of Doctor Who these days...
     
  17. Zombie

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    Should have waited to take all my acid today instead of the other day.
     
  18. pbluekan

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    It’s pretty good stuff. It pulls some interesting electronic influences in before transitioning/weaving into the guitar and metal.
     
  19. Jarizok

    Jarizok High Inquisitor

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    TomD:

    I’m moving. Ink on the contract hasn’t quite dried yet but Ima count it!
     
  20. amek

    amek Fourth Year

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    Grats man. Is it an upgrade?
     
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