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Old 01-24-2006, 11:22 AM   #121
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I've finished the "Chronicles of Narnia" last week. The ending of "The Last Battle" was kind of... macabre.
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Old 01-24-2006, 11:45 AM   #122
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I finished "Das Parfum" (the perfume) by Patrick Süskind the other day. Quite sick, but very well written and probably the weirdes ending ever. If you want a good, interesting and sick read, then go for it. This one, for a change, is also available in English.

It's about this guy, Jean Baptiste Grenouille, who lives in 18t century france. And he was a sick bastard. He had a very, very good nose though, which he used to become a parfumeur and he was steadily looking for the best perfume in the world, which just happened to be the scent of women...
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Old 01-24-2006, 11:49 AM   #123
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I got to read this before the movie comes out.
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Old 01-24-2006, 12:07 PM   #124
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I got to read this before the movie comes out.
Movie? Tell me that it's not the Germans who're making this.... please.
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Old 01-24-2006, 12:12 PM   #125
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Well, they are. Would you prefer an American adaptation?!
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Old 01-24-2006, 12:17 PM   #126
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Well, they are. Would you prefer an American adaptation?!
Actually, I wouldn't want to see any adaption, but the Germans have the amazing talent to screw everything up in a movie. Dürrenmatt's "Versprechen" (The pledge) was terrible with that Jan Josef Liefers-guy. Nothing was right and it butchered the book (a 2 out of 20 when I'm in a really good mood). Then there was "The Pledge" with Nicholson which was quite good (I'd give it a 6 out of 10) and so I hoped that they're maybe doing it as a US-production, so there might be a chance of another 6 out of 10.

Like Sarah Kuttner (German VJane on MTV) said on her show: "Germany's a third-world country when it comes to making movies."
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Old 01-24-2006, 12:21 PM   #127
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Tom Tykwer is directing it. I loved "Lola" so I guess this is a good thing. Besides, Dustin Hoffman and Alan Rickman are in it. It seems to be a pretty big project.
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Old 01-24-2006, 12:27 PM   #128
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Yeah, Lola was pretty good, but I didn't like any of his other movies (not that I've seen them all, but I've seen like four others). I think I'll be waiting for the DVD. Germans have managed to screw everything up in the past (movie-wise) and I have lost just about any faith in them.

Oh, and that horrible Harfouch-woman is in it? Well, crap...
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Old 02-14-2006, 10:22 PM   #129
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it is pretty controversal in terms of today's society...
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if you must know what I am reading.....studying for my evolution midterm
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taking a study break in reading entitled Science in popular culture....it is quite interesting. Our favorite green heroes are briefly mentioned in the book.
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Nada at the moment...
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Old 02-17-2006, 07:45 PM   #130
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I went to my local comics shop today and bought a book called Sidewalk Bump by Dan Moynihan and six other artists/writers. This is a skateboardin' anthology that has a few short comics, some poems, general art, and some vignettes that reflect the authors when they got into skateboardin'. This book has a wide variety of artwork and styles of writin'. Two of the comics in the book that stick out to me are "Cats Like to Skate" and "Skate and Create." The first one basically has a cat on a skateboard and reasons why he's exicted about it. The second one is told from an old man's of view of when he got his skateboard quickly after high school graduation. He customized the board to his heart's content and skated around with excitement. At the end of the comic, the old man asks himself why he stopped skatin' as if he had vivid memories of it.

I really like the creativity and humor in this book. The illustrations are amazing and I got this book for a cheap price. If anybody here skates, then I recommend this book for its cartoony style of the sport. I think this book'll get me motivated so I'll try new things on my skateboard. I also recommend for people who are intrested in humorous comics and wanna laugh even though they might not skateboard or used to skateboard when they were little.
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Old 02-19-2006, 07:31 PM   #131
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Now I'm reading "I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell" By Tucker Max. Funny.
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Old 02-21-2006, 08:30 AM   #132
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The Well of Lost Plots by Jasper Fforde. It is really strange, there is some charakter from a book who emigrates to a book that has never been written because she wants to rescue some other charakter but is haunted by some SpecOps out of somewhere ...
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Old 02-21-2006, 09:02 AM   #133
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"Letters from a nut" by Ted L. Nancy. It's a compilation of letters said Mr. Nancy wrote to various important people (including the king of some african country) asking the darndest things. An example: He writes to a casino in Vegas, asking whether he was allowed to play wearing his lucky suit, which is a crawfish-costume. It's hilarious, mainly because of the people's answers.
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Old 03-03-2006, 02:27 PM   #134
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Today I found the book Until Angels Close My Eyes on the shelf in homeroom.
I read it by the end of the day...
It was so sad. =(
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Old 03-04-2006, 08:30 PM   #135
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nothing....researching for information about Japan's education system.
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Old 03-04-2006, 08:35 PM   #136
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Sci Freak, if you're not reading anything, why are you bothering to post? This place would be flooded with messages if people simply posted each time they WEREN'T reading something.

Also, as not to sh*t up the thread, I've been piling through Edith Hamilton's Mythology, for about the 10th time in my lifetime. The copy I have is on it's last leg.
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Old 03-05-2006, 02:26 PM   #137
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Currently reading "Katherine" by Anya Seton. It's a historical romance novel about Katherine Swynford and her love for John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster. Good book...mostly reading it cuz it's about my ancestors...Im descended from Katherine Swynford and John of Gaunt.
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Old 03-09-2006, 03:47 PM   #138
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Currently Im reading

"A Nightmare On Elm Street: Suffer The Children"

It's a pretty damn good book and Freddy's back and badder than ever, the plot is basically the same, bunch of kids want money so they test a dream drug, Freddy catches them and boom bodies everywhere! I'll admit some of the deaths are just gross... the way i like 'em!
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Old 03-26-2006, 01:28 AM   #139
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Last thing I read was "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" by Tennessee Williams. I plan to get "Streetcar" soon.
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Old 03-26-2006, 02:14 AM   #140
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I think I'm going to start reading the first volume of the Usagi Yojimbo series. Thanks to eBay, I've got all of volume one... and for just $80! YAY!

Anyway, let me get started on this... I'm on the issue where he works with Leo (#10).
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