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 Manager Emeritus

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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 Manager Emeritus

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

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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 Manager Emeritus

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

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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 Manager Emeritus

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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 Manager Emeritus

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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 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 Manager Emeritus

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

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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 Manager Emeritus

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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 Jedi Master

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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 Jedi Master

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

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    I thought so too at first :p
  15. droideka27 Manager Emeritus

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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 Jedi Master

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  17. Excellence Jedi Knight

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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 Jedi Master

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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:

  19. how busy I am with schoolwork


  20. how interested I am in the reading material at hand


  21. how busy I am with other activities like gaming, watching videos, taking drives, or being lazy


  22. anything else that might come up


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

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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.
  25. MarcusP2 Games and Community Reaper

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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.
  26. YodaJeff Manager Emeritus

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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.
  27. Zebra3 Jedi Master

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

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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.
  29. Zebra3 Jedi Master

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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 :(
  30. droideka27 Manager Emeritus

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    Also I would play pokemon more.
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