HAGANE NO RENKINJUTSUSHI
HAGANE NO RENKINJUTSUSHI
full metal alchemist
full metal alchemist
 



Welcome Guest ( Log In | Register )

73 Pages V  « < 2 3 4 5 6 > »   
Reply to this topicStart new topic
What Book(s) Are You Reading Right Now?, Or, about to read, thinking of reading, or just finished reading?
Gashole
post Jan 18 2005, 10:08 PM
Post #46


State Alchemist (Colonel)
****

Group: Members
Posts: 1,219
Joined: 12-September 04
From: in Ternet, USA.
Member No.: 685
Gender: Not Telling



Hallo, Tante.
Hallo, Om.
Hallo, Oma.

Look, I speak Dutch.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
ἀρχή
post Jan 18 2005, 10:13 PM
Post #47


State Alchemist (Colonel)
****

Group: Members
Posts: 1,775
Joined: 4-December 04
From: Somewhere new that makes me better than you
Member No.: 3,228
Gender: Male



As long as you can ask where the bathroom is, you have mastered the most important part of any language. After that, it's all fluff.


--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
xrninja
post Jan 18 2005, 10:17 PM
Post #48


Moderator Emeritus
*****

Group: Members
Posts: 3,247
Joined: 21-August 04
From: CA / RI
Member No.: 501
Gender: Not Telling



Cooking for Dummies.


--------------------
- ON HIATUS UNTIL COLLEGE STOPS KICKING MY ASS -
ninja + quis = <3

Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
mei_tenshi
post Jan 18 2005, 10:45 PM
Post #49


Major General
*****

Group: Members
Posts: 3,193
Joined: 6-December 04
From: California
Member No.: 3,343
Gender: Female



The Tale of the BOdy Thief, Anne Rice. It's taking me forever to read it! (I'm taking breaks in between the slow parts, hoping it would pick up the next time I crack it open. Or hope that I'm motivated enough. Horrible, I know. If I wasn't on such good terms with the school librarian, I would be afraid to show my face there. >.< )

Just started the intro/background info to Shakespeare of Hamlet, will officially begin reading it in class tomorrow.


--------------------

CoF #11
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Quistis88
post Jan 18 2005, 10:48 PM
Post #50


Executive Officer (Spam Assassin)
Group Icon

Group: Moderating Admin
Posts: 8,935
Joined: 28-May 04
From: Canadia
Member No.: 16
Gender: Male



I'd also like to comment that Anne Rice moves really slowly. Or so I find. Then again, I've really only read the first of her vampire chronicles and had glimpses of the others.


--------------------
SINCERELY,
Quistis
(Forum Spam Assassin, Vice-Mother, and Queen of the Grammar Police)


This sentence says something else when you're not looking.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Bling_bling_Ange...
post Jan 18 2005, 10:49 PM
Post #51


Major General
*****

Group: Members
Posts: 3,110
Joined: 21-October 04
From: Venus' shell...^^
Member No.: 1,504
Gender: Female



I'm reading Scarlet Pimpernel... tongue.gif


--------------------

F.L.I.P = F. un/ L. oving/ I. ntelligent/ P. inay

"Vive le Universite du Sto. Thome!" =D Thomasian pride, people!


Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
mei_tenshi
post Jan 18 2005, 10:51 PM
Post #52


Major General
*****

Group: Members
Posts: 3,193
Joined: 6-December 04
From: California
Member No.: 3,343
Gender: Female



^ Great book, that! How far in are you? *repressing spoilers*


--------------------

CoF #11
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Quistis88
post Jan 18 2005, 11:42 PM
Post #53


Executive Officer (Spam Assassin)
Group Icon

Group: Moderating Admin
Posts: 8,935
Joined: 28-May 04
From: Canadia
Member No.: 16
Gender: Male



I love The Scarlet Pimpernel, too. Such a lovable main character. laugh.gif


--------------------
SINCERELY,
Quistis
(Forum Spam Assassin, Vice-Mother, and Queen of the Grammar Police)


This sentence says something else when you're not looking.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Carnal Malefacto...
post Jan 18 2005, 11:47 PM
Post #54


Gallery Mod Emeritus
*******

Group: Members
Posts: 11,000
Joined: 24-August 04
From: In your daughter's bedroom, chanting lines from the Necrololicon
Member No.: 526
Gender: Male



George Carlin: When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops?


--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Quistis88
post Jan 18 2005, 11:49 PM
Post #55


Executive Officer (Spam Assassin)
Group Icon

Group: Moderating Admin
Posts: 8,935
Joined: 28-May 04
From: Canadia
Member No.: 16
Gender: Male



Anything extremely worthy of quoting in that book, Bacon?


--------------------
SINCERELY,
Quistis
(Forum Spam Assassin, Vice-Mother, and Queen of the Grammar Police)


This sentence says something else when you're not looking.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Carnal Malefacto...
post Jan 19 2005, 12:08 AM
Post #56


Gallery Mod Emeritus
*******

Group: Members
Posts: 11,000
Joined: 24-August 04
From: In your daughter's bedroom, chanting lines from the Necrololicon
Member No.: 526
Gender: Male



QUOTE(Quistis88 @ Jan 19 2005, 06:49 AM)
Anything extremely worthy of quoting in that book, Bacon?

QUOTE
I find it discouraging - and a bit depressing - when I notice the unequal treatment afforded by the media to UFO believers on the one hand, and on the other, to those who believe in an invisible supreme being who inhabits the sky. Especially as the latter belief applies to that whole Jesus-Messiah-Son-of-God fable.
You may have noticed that, in the media, UFO believers are usually referred to as 'buffs', a term used to diminish and marginalize them by relegating them to the ranks of hobbyists and mere enthusiasts. They are made to seem like kooks and quaint dingbats who have the nerve to believe that, in an observable universe of trillions upon trillions of stars, and most likely many hundreds of billions of potentially inhabitable planets, some of those planets may have produced life-forms capable of doing things that we can't do.
On the other hand those who believe in an eternal, all-powerful being, a being who demands to be loved and adored unconditionally and who punishes and rewards people according to his whims are thought to be worthy, upright, credible people. This, inspite of the large numbers of believers who are clearly close-minded fanatics.
To my way of thinking, there is every bit as much evidence for the existence of UFOs as there is for the existence of God. Probably far more. At least in the case of UFOs there have been countless taped and filmed - and, by the way, unexplained - sightings from all over the world, along with documented radar evidence seen by experienced military and civilian radar operators.
This does not even begin to include the widespread testimony of not only highly trained, experienced military and civilian pilots who are selected for their jobs, in part, for their above-average eyesight and mental stability, but also of equally well-trained, experienced law-enforcement officers. Such pilots and law-enforcement people are known to be serious, sober individuals who would have quite a bit to lose if they were to be associated with anything resembling kooky, outlandish beliefs. Nonetheless, they have taken the risk of revealing their experiences because they are convinced they have seen something objectively real that they consider important.
All of these accounts are ignored by the media.
Granted, the world of UFO-belief has its share of kooks, nuts and fringe people, but have you ever listened to some of these religious true-believers? Have you ever heard of any extreme, bizarre behavior and outlandish claims associated with religious zealots? Could any of them be considered kooks, nuts or dingbats? A fair person would have to say yes.
But the marginal people in these two groups don't matter in this argument. What matters is the prejudice and superstition built into the media coverage of the two sets of beliefs. One is treated reverently and accepted as received truth, the other is treated laughingly and dismissed out of hand. As evidence of the above premise, I offer one version of a typical television news story heard each year on the final Friday of Lent:
"Today is Good Friday, observed by Christians worldwide as a day that commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, whose death redeemed the sins of mankind."
Here is the way it should be written:
"Today is Good Friday, observed worldwide by Jesus buffs as the day on which the popular, bearded cultural figure, sometimes referred to as 'The Messiah', was allegedly crucified and - according to legend - died for mankind's so-called sins. Today kicks off a 'holy' weekend that culminates on Easter Sunday, when, it is widely believed, this dead 'savior' - who also, by the way, claimed to be the son of a sky-dwelling, invisible being known as God - mysteriously 'rose from the dead.'
"According to the legend, by volunteering to be killed and actually going through with it, Jesus saved every person who has ever lived - and every person who ever will live - from an eternity of suffering in a fiery region popularly known as hell, providing - so the story goes - that the person to be 'saved' firmly believes this rather fanciful tale."
That would be an example of unbiased news reporting. Don't wait around for it to happen. The aliens will land first.


--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Bling_bling_Ange...
post Jan 19 2005, 12:16 AM
Post #57


Major General
*****

Group: Members
Posts: 3,110
Joined: 21-October 04
From: Venus' shell...^^
Member No.: 1,504
Gender: Female



QUOTE(mei_tenshi @ Jan 18 2005, 10:51 PM)
^ Great book, that! How far in are you? *repressing spoilers*

This is my 7th time reading it... happy.gif


--------------------

F.L.I.P = F. un/ L. oving/ I. ntelligent/ P. inay

"Vive le Universite du Sto. Thome!" =D Thomasian pride, people!


Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Quistis88
post Jan 19 2005, 12:19 AM
Post #58


Executive Officer (Spam Assassin)
Group Icon

Group: Moderating Admin
Posts: 8,935
Joined: 28-May 04
From: Canadia
Member No.: 16
Gender: Male



How can you read something 7 times? Even if it's good, I rarely read something twice. Or maybe it's because I have too many books.


--------------------
SINCERELY,
Quistis
(Forum Spam Assassin, Vice-Mother, and Queen of the Grammar Police)


This sentence says something else when you're not looking.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Carnal Malefacto...
post Jan 19 2005, 12:19 AM
Post #59


Gallery Mod Emeritus
*******

Group: Members
Posts: 11,000
Joined: 24-August 04
From: In your daughter's bedroom, chanting lines from the Necrololicon
Member No.: 526
Gender: Male



QUOTE(Quistis88 @ Jan 19 2005, 07:19 AM)
How can you read something 7 times?  Even if it's good, I rarely read something twice.  Or maybe it's because I have too many books.

I was about to say...


--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Quistis88
post Jan 19 2005, 12:20 AM
Post #60


Executive Officer (Spam Assassin)
Group Icon

Group: Moderating Admin
Posts: 8,935
Joined: 28-May 04
From: Canadia
Member No.: 16
Gender: Male



Was that exactly what you were about to say? Or just part of it?


--------------------
SINCERELY,
Quistis
(Forum Spam Assassin, Vice-Mother, and Queen of the Grammar Police)


This sentence says something else when you're not looking.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post

73 Pages V  « < 2 3 4 5 6 > » 
Reply to this topicStart new topic
1 User(s) are reading this topic (1 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
0 Members:

 

Lo-Fi Version Time is now: 28th August 2016 - 07:17 AM



Copyright 2003-2004 PhoenixNetworks, LLC. All rights reserved.
Copyright Notice. Privacy policy. Acceptable Use Policy. Terms of Service.
Page Generation Time: 0.0655 seconds.
Currently Selected Stylesheet: css/default.css