What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

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Re: What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

Post by tattuchu » Thu Feb 25, 2021 3:09 pm

macdoc wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 6:58 pm
where is your avatar from? Found a big image but wondered if from graphic novel.
Me? It's Moebius. It's his Starwatcher character. I'm not sure if it appeared in any of Moebius's stories. It may be just a stand-alone print (or set of prints). I Googled it and see it can be found in an Art of Moebius book. Aside from that, I'm not sure if the drawing, or character, appears in any of the graphic novels. It seems like it should be. But I just don't know.
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Re: What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

Post by tattuchu » Thu Feb 25, 2021 3:12 pm

JimC wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 8:08 pm
tattuchu wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 2:04 pm
I started in on Terry Pratchett's Hogfather. I like Pratchett. He's very clever. My only complaint might be that he's clever perhaps to the point of exhaustion.
"relentlessly clever" sometimes comes to mind...

(but of course I like him, and have re-read many a Discworld novel)
Have you described him that way previously? Because those exact words came to mind when I typed my original post, but I'd forgotten to include them.
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Re: What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

Post by macdoc » Thu Feb 25, 2021 6:13 pm

Me? It's Moebius. It's his Starwatcher character. I'm not sure if it appeared in any of Moebius's stories. It may be just a stand-alone print (or set of prints). I Googled it and see it can be found in an Art of Moebius book. Aside from that, I'm not sure if the drawing, or character, appears in any of the graphic novels. It seems like it should be. But I just don't know.
Very intriguing mix of eras/genres - love her curls and what looks like sewn skins uniform on an airship??
Yikes he is prolific. Thanks for pointer. :coffee:
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Re: What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

Post by JimC » Thu Feb 25, 2021 8:15 pm

tattuchu wrote:
Thu Feb 25, 2021 3:12 pm
JimC wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 8:08 pm
tattuchu wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 2:04 pm
I started in on Terry Pratchett's Hogfather. I like Pratchett. He's very clever. My only complaint might be that he's clever perhaps to the point of exhaustion.
"relentlessly clever" sometimes comes to mind...

(but of course I like him, and have re-read many a Discworld novel)
Have you described him that way previously? Because those exact words came to mind when I typed my original post, but I'd forgotten to include them.
I don't think so, Tatt. It's clearly a case of long-distance intra-forum telepathy... :tea:
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Re: What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

Post by macdoc » Fri Feb 26, 2021 12:58 am

Tatt ....still born :(
I almost did the first computer-animated feature after that, it was called Star Watcher, we had the story, we had the preparation done, we were ready to start. But it came apart; the company did not give us the approval. It was too far, the concept to do everything in computer animation.
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Re: What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

Post by JimC » Tue Mar 09, 2021 8:24 am

I am re-reading The God Delusion. I still love it!

Sure, RD could be a jerk, and he monstered our feral OT, but what the fuck, he was on the money in this book!

(fuck off, critics of TGD!)
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Re: What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

Post by Tero » Tue Mar 09, 2021 12:24 pm

Dopamine book. Explains love. And wanking.
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Re: What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

Post by JimC » Wed Mar 10, 2021 9:58 pm

I'm now re-reading Breaking the Spell by Dan Dennett. It contains this interesting, (but anonymous) quote:

"Philosophy is questions that may never be answered. Religion is answers that may never be questioned"

Pithy, with nice symmetry between the two phrases. But, of course, it hinges on two very different meanings of the word "may"... ;)
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Re: What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

Post by Sean Hayden » Wed Mar 10, 2021 10:55 pm

Too many things really... from fungal physiology and other microbiology to electronics, but mostly bogged down with tedious prep for an upcoming certification in early childhood education through 6th.
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Re: What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

Post by macdoc » Thu Mar 11, 2021 1:34 am

Image

very engaging :tup:

coming soon ...it's a natural for the screen
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Re: What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

Post by Brian Peacock » Thu Mar 11, 2021 1:57 am

Just started 'The US Anti-fascism Reader' edited by Bill V. Mullen and Christopher Vials, Verso, 2021.


Yeah, it's a laugh-a-minute roller-coastering page turner. :shifty:
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Re: What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

Post by JimC » Thu Mar 11, 2021 3:09 am

So, Brian, when are you starting the Edinburgh chapter of Antifa? :tea:
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Re: What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

Post by Tero » Thu Mar 11, 2021 11:50 am

I have a pile of paperbacks to do, like the dopamine book. But I got a book by Eric Kandel in the mail and quickly read about a third of it. He covers the early part of neurology findings, 1900s, and then his own discovery
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_Kand ... g_learning

he is also editor of a college text.
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Re: What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

Post by macdoc » Mon Mar 22, 2021 11:21 pm

Two of my fav genres rolled into one series ...

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Hornblower meets space opera
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Re: What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

Post by Brian Peacock » Tue Mar 23, 2021 12:51 am

JimC wrote:So, Brian, when are you starting the Edinburgh chapter of Antifa? :tea:
Who says I haven't already? :whistle:
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