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Amph The "Hugo and Nebula" Lounge social thread

Discussion in 'Archive: SF&F: Books and Comics' started by droideka27, Mar 29, 2006.

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  1. droideka27

    droideka27 Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Welcome to our forum's first social thread ;)

    This is the place to get to know your fellow forum regulars and discuss whatever you like!

    And that is all the announcements I have :p
     
  2. Strilo

    Strilo Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    First post! OMG I love the name! :D
     
  3. droideka27

    droideka27 Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    haha. Oh, before anyone goes "oh clever title droideka!" I will say that Tim came up with it :p

    SO credit goes to him
     
  4. Strilo

    Strilo Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    But when they say it sucks, then it was Tracy's idea. [face_peace]
     
  5. Excellence

    Excellence Jedi Knight star 7

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    Don't bite me without a dollop of pepper for saying this, but it looks to me like an American lounge. We have the Aurealis award too! (Which I consider to be seriously debatable; two books of shocking quality made finalist and winner. I'm in communications with the stage handlers to find out how). Can the lounge name be more internat friendly? ;)
     
  6. droideka27

    droideka27 Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    What are the australian awards called? If it's something cool sounding, maybe :p

    I can just called it "The Generic Social Thread For This Forum" for all it matters to me personally.
     
  7. Strilo

    Strilo Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    The ability of the JC userbase to complain about the smallest thing never ceases to amaze me. Really. [face_plain]

    Anyway it was Tracy's idea... :p
     
  8. Lucozade_Skywalker

    Lucozade_Skywalker Jedi Youngling

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    Hey, we could change the title every so often. Besides, I for one wouldn't have spotted that it was named after the awards if Excellence hadn't mentioned it. ;)

    Hello everyone!
     
  9. Strilo

    Strilo Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I kinda like the social thread titles that change as the thread progresses. It's fun.
     
  10. Excellence

    Excellence Jedi Knight star 7

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    If it's any consolation, Strilo, many of my book grammar is American. I'm practically there. Semimercian. [face_batting]
     
  11. Strilo

    Strilo Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I don't see a need to turn everything into a national thing. Awards given to Sci Fi authors based on how great their books are... I don't see a nationality there. It's like complaining that the Nobel Prize comes out of Europe. It's the recognition that counts. The German Echo awards are as cool as the Grammies. As for the consolation, I couldn't care less how "American" someone is. If you take a look at my profile you will see that I live in Germany. I guess I think the thing that needs internationalization here is your perspective on these awards. They are widely (and internationally) recognized as some of the highest honors bestowed upon Sci Fi authors.
     
  12. Zebra3

    Zebra3 Jedi Master star 5

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    A social thread?!! :eek:

    I didn't think we were EVER going to have one of these.

    I don't see a need to turn everything into a national thing

    You're obviously unfamiliar with Ex o_O
     
  13. JediTrilobite

    JediTrilobite Jedi Master star 7

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    For a second, I thought you were copying my thread :p
     
  14. Zebra3

    Zebra3 Jedi Master star 5

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    I thought so too at first :p
     
  15. droideka27

    droideka27 Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I didn't think we were EVER going to have one of these.

    Yeah, it wasn't something i thought about utnil recently. Oh well :p
     
  16. Zebra3

    Zebra3 Jedi Master star 5

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    Pfft! [face_talk_hand]

    :p
     
  17. Excellence

    Excellence Jedi Knight star 7

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    All for one and none for all, eh? :D

    So . . . how many books do people read a year on average? Read, that is, not buy and still haven't read a year later sort of thing.
     
  18. Zebra3

    Zebra3 Jedi Master star 5

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    I think it's safe to say that I buy far more books than I actually read.

    Actual readage percentages also depends upon a variety of factors. The most prominent of those being:

    [li]how busy I am with schoolwork[/li]

    [li]how interested I am in the reading material at hand[/li]

    [li]how busy I am with other activities like gaming, watching videos, taking drives, or being lazy[/li]

    [li]anything else that might come up[/li]

    I would estimate that in this past year I've probably read something between forty and fifty books.
     
  19. droideka27

    droideka27 Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Yeah, i couldn't tell you either. I read a LOT during vacations with family, but sometimes i get really busy with school. 40 or so is probably about right.
     
  20. MarcusP2

    MarcusP2 Games and Community Reaper star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    I do know that I've slumped in the last year or so, reading much less than I used to (mainly because now I have to pay for my own books, but I'm also much busier).

    I'd say about 40 is right, mixing between easy ones that I rip through in a day and others that might take a few weeks.

    Though since Christmas I've read about 15, so I'm a bit up.
     
  21. YodaJeff

    YodaJeff Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I can get through a book really quickly... if I have nothing else going on. So, between work and other distractions, it usually it takes me at least a couple months to finish a book.
     
  22. Zebra3

    Zebra3 Jedi Master star 5

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    I think the fastest I've ever read a book was just about six hours.
     
  23. droideka27

    droideka27 Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I've read tons of books where i just sit and read them from beginning to end. If i had no school and no work, that is what i would do with about half my time.

    The other half, of course would be the JC. I mean, Jeff. hehe.
     
  24. Zebra3

    Zebra3 Jedi Master star 5

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    :p

    Yeah, if I had all the free time I wanted then I would be able to real all the books I haven't gotten around to yet :(
     
  25. droideka27

    droideka27 Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Also I would play pokemon more.
     
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