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    Sticky: I may have been the one who suggested it. In...

    I may have been the one who suggested it. In terms of pacing and balance between the action/characterization/narration, it's one of the more impressive SFF movies, IMO.
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    Sticky: Pan's Labyrinth ... Something about the way Latin...

    Pan's Labyrinth ... Something about the way Latin America does magic and fantasy is so wonderful. I know it's old, but I don't get around to watching many movies :(
  3. Thread: Reputation

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    Sticky: Not everyone can support the McDonald's lifestyle...

    Not everyone can support the McDonald's lifestyle like you do.
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    Sticky: From this anime called Fullmetal Alchemists:...

    From this anime called Fullmetal Alchemists: Brotherhood. A friend suggested the song, but I never watched the series. :(
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    Sticky: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DP7d-W1ehVo ...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DP7d-W1ehVo

    When you enjoy music but are too lazy to learn the guitar...
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    Sticky: Oh, I did find Sazed's change of heart...

    Oh, I did find Sazed's change of heart believable. The passages following that felt like a heavy handed attempt to open up the reader's mind to that same revelation.

    Messages CAN be conveyed...
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    Sticky: Preachy is fine to me, but only if it's dressed...

    Preachy is fine to me, but only if it's dressed up in a costume that fits the story's setting and pace. I don't want to insert Mistborn spoilers, but Sazed's revelation did NOT sit well with me. In...
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    Sticky: The Emperor's Soul!! It's a standalone novella...

    The Emperor's Soul!! It's a standalone novella Sanderson wrote, which Goodreads claims is in the Elantris universe (but is very, very loosely connected). Honestly it's my favorite among his works...
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    Abre los Ojos was pretty good. I can't say whether I'd consider it one of the "best" since I rarely watch movies, though.
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    Sticky: Binti, I've read! Do you enjoy Mary Robinette...

    Binti, I've read! Do you enjoy Mary Robinette Kowal, though? I've tried the first book of her Glamourist series and the writing felt very anachronistic in a bad way. The way she repeatedly lifted...
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    Sticky: No!! All of those have escaped my attention until...

    No!! All of those have escaped my attention until now. Novellas especially...I tend to trawl the "similar books" recommendations on Goodreads so I never find those. And I supposed it's also because...
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    Sticky: The third book in the series comes out this...

    The third book in the series comes out this upcoming Fall...I'm literally on tenterhooks. Also, I forgot another good one that was released this year: In the Labyrinth of Drakes by Marie Brennan.
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    Sticky: The Obelisk Gate by NK Jemisen was pretty good. ...

    The Obelisk Gate by NK Jemisen was pretty good.

    My friend has also been trying to get me to read a self-published book called Senlin Ascends, which seems worth trying.
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    I can't even count how many courses of upper respiratory tract infection antibiotics we've dispensed at work this month. Stay safe and healthy. And get your flu shot, because y'all are too old to...
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    Sticky: Just finished an audio rendition of Carlos Ruiz...

    Just finished an audio rendition of Carlos Ruiz Zafon's The Shadow of the Wind. It's pretty engrossing, although the narration is very...sepia-colored...made even more so by passages of Romantic and...
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    I can't say you don't have a point.

    I can't say you don't have a point.
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    Eggs...there is a dish in Japan called oyakodon,...

    Eggs...there is a dish in Japan called oyakodon, which literally means something along the lines of "mother and child over rice," mother being chicken and child being chicken eggs. It's quite...
  18. Thread: Happy Xmas

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    One of my bosses got us a gift basket to cheer us...

    One of my bosses got us a gift basket to cheer us up while we worked on Christmas eve...but people have yet to take the bananas, and I'm starting to think we may be in for an unhappy New Year...
  19. Thread: Atheism

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    If discrimination against atheists were truly...

    If discrimination against atheists were truly prevalent, people would not have to keep their religious beliefs on the down low. At least, that's how I feel about my area, which is pretty...
  20. Thread: My roommate

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    I don't know what kind of perks SoCal offers, but...

    I don't know what kind of perks SoCal offers, but at my house you get a free wake-up call every morning around 6-7 AM from the local flock of Canadian geese living in the retention basin. Try finding...
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    or.... -New York's abolishment the tax on...

    or....

    -New York's abolishment the tax on female hygiene products
    -the wider accessibility of contraceptives
    -the availability of paternity leave, to enable the mother to work the same hours...
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    \_(ツ)_/

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    I was actually curious as to why you think...

    I was actually curious as to why you think paternal leave is nonsense. If you don't want to take the time or effort to type out your actual opinion on the matter, don't bother replying.
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    To mention the F word on a forum populated by...

    To mention the F word on a forum populated by like 5 people with strong opinions is to pick a fight. This is a very meaningful discussion.
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    Also, why are you trying to pick an extended...

    Also, why are you trying to pick an extended fight with English-speaking feminists when English clearly is not your first language? It fragments your train of thought and instead of sounding...
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