Lit ACKBAR IS BACK - The Lit Forum Social Thread, v2.0

Discussion in 'Literature' started by Master_Keralys, Jan 1, 2009.

  1. JackG Force Ghost

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    Some naughty words contained within this video:
  2. Lugija Force Ghost

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    If PJ adapted that scene from Guards! Guards! with Bard and his buddies I would... well, I'm giving him money anyway. But I would be more happy to do so!
  3. Jedi Ben Chosen One

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    Heh, it'd be cool wouldn't it? Have you seen Going Postal? It's not a perfect adaptation by any means but Charles Dance makes a wonderful Lord Vetinari!
  4. Lugija Force Ghost

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    I have seen it and because of it I gasped aloud when Charles Dance entered the screen in GOT. While not perfect adaptations the Sky1 productions of Pratchett books have great parts. Marc Warren as Teatime (Hogfather in general is good), David Bradley as Cohen the Barbarian...
    That reminds me, did you know about Troll Bridge, a fan film coming in next February? They are working very professionally, I'm waiting to see how they do the effects.
  5. Jedi Ben Chosen One

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    Nope, news to me.

    I love Dance's final scenes in Going Postal.

    "He didn't understand about angels - you only get one."
  6. Bib Fartuna Jedi Grand Master

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    Tom Clancy has died ... :_|
  7. blackmyron Force Ghost

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    I still haven't seen the second half myself, but I did enjoy the adaptation, especially as it's one of my favorite books (and in a couple months, Moist returns!)
  8. Jedi Ben Chosen One

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    You mean Raising Steam? Should be getting that in about a month's time!
  9. blackmyron Force Ghost

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    You're right. I forgot we're in October now... 8-}
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  10. CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus

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    The titles of the two comics in my bag this week were "Star Wars" and "The Star Wars". Ironically, I purchased neither.
  11. Barriss_Coffee Chosen One

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    This was a major shock. :( I noticed people were spreading the news on Facebook at least an hour or two before it hit anything mainstream like the news, so I thought it was a hoax at first.
  12. Bib Fartuna Jedi Grand Master

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    Would you consider this timing tasteless?

    http://www.aintitcool.com/node/64447
  13. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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    There have been so many Facebook death hoaxes so there is no way I would have believed it if I read it there first.

    I think maybe one person on my feed has mentioned it though. People are still talking about the damn shutdown and Obamacare.
  14. AdmiralWesJanson Force Ghost

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    wait, new discworld is coming out soon? Finally!

    Please say they've announced the next Honorverse and Dune books as well...
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  15. blackmyron Force Ghost

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    [face_not_talking]
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  16. Lazy Storm Trooper Jedi Grand Master

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    This may sound like blasphemy but this week I am not feeling the Star Wars vibe I usually have. Amazing.
  17. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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    It's not blasphemy, it comes and goes.

    On a non-Star Wars personal note: my brother made partner at his law firm! [face_dancing]
  18. instantdeath Force Ghost

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    I honestly haven't been all this year. KJA does have his way of killing interest in whatever subject you're reading about. Maybe reading Kenobi soon will jump start it.
  19. Lazy Storm Trooper Jedi Grand Master

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    Congrats to him. :)

    EDIT:
    I was in the middle of Kenobi when it started (not that its not a good book).
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  20. GrandAdmiralJello Community and Lit moderator person

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    Congrats to him! I hear that's a hell of a thing to do -- I couldn't handle the law firm life, myself
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  21. RC-1991 Force Ghost

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    Stupid Seleucid Empire and its artillery.
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  22. Bib Fartuna Jedi Grand Master

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    BTW, is your brothers name Nawara Ven?! [face_peace]
  23. JackG Force Ghost

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    You been watching TCW?
  24. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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    LOL, I had to look that up. I haven't read the X-Wing series yet but it's on my list.

    I have very limited knowledge of it myself but my understanding is that it means a hand in decision-making about what cases the firm takes as well as a bigger salary. He's only 34; I'm feeling pretty good about my gene pool right now.
  25. CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus

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    That's insane; the youngest partner at my firm is pushing 50.

    PS, anybody know any molecular physicists? I need to talk to someone about force fields.