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2012-04-12 01:13:31 PM
Adult Novel?

I have a strange feeling there might be furries involved
 
2012-04-12 01:14:11 PM
Are you discribing the look in her eyes subby?
 
2012-04-12 01:15:10 PM
Has she had time to pay for writing lessons yet? I'll grant that she's nowhere near as awful as Stephanie Meyer, but if she's entering the grown-up literature department she needs to go a bit past obvious, plot driven narrative. Calling the werewolf "Lupin" isn't being clever.
 
Skr
2012-04-12 01:15:24 PM
Harry puts on his Robe and his Wizard Hat.

/bow chicka bow wow
 
2012-04-12 01:15:29 PM
The novels, about a boy wizard who survives the attack that kills his parents, became a worldwide phenomenon and were turned into eight blockbuster films starring Daniel Radcliffe.

Good job BBC. You have now covered all the people that read news about authors, but have never heard of Harry Potter.
 
2012-04-12 01:15:35 PM
Casual Vacancy?

Sounds like something the Jersey Shore peeps would print on the front of a thong.
 
2012-04-12 01:15:42 PM
Doesn't sound interesting, but then she's so obesely rich she can publish a book based on the words she reads in the folds of her shiat.
 
2012-04-12 01:16:01 PM
You'd think the "journalist" would mention when the book is due to arrive in the stores.
 
2012-04-12 01:16:13 PM

Backwards Cornfield Races: Adult Novel?

I have a strange feeling there might be furries involved


Butter beer and turkey basters?
 
2012-04-12 01:16:49 PM
www.lolroflmao.com

// hot

// The link, that is...
 
2012-04-12 01:21:30 PM
No one wants this, all they want is more Potter.
 
2012-04-12 01:21:40 PM

Lunaville: You'd think the "journalist" would mention when the book is due to arrive in the stores.


FTFA: The book will be published worldwide in hardback, e-book and as an audio download and CD on 27 September.

You'd think the "farker" would read before snarking.
 
2012-04-12 01:21:56 PM
Oh fun, I've stumbled into the literary critic thread. Good, I didn't get enough of that pretentious, navel-gazing, self-righteous, and almost entirely ignorant b.s. when I was majoring in English. What I want to read is a pile of posts from people who think participating in a FARK thread makes them experts on all subjects gripe that J.K. Rowling can not write.

Don't forget your jabs in against Edgar Allen Poe and that hack Steven King.
 
2012-04-12 01:23:11 PM

Lunaville: You'd think the "journalist" would mention when the book is due to arrive in the stores.


FTA The book will be published worldwide in hardback, e-book and as an audio download and CD on 27 September.

Is this not what you are looking for?
 
2012-04-12 01:23:14 PM
Harry Potter and the search for more money?
 
2012-04-12 01:23:15 PM

stampylives: The novels, about a boy wizard who survives the attack that kills his parents, became a worldwide phenomenon and were turned into eight blockbuster films starring Daniel Radcliffe.

Good job BBC. You have now covered all the people that read news about authors, but have never heard of Harry Potter.


Heh.
 
2012-04-12 01:24:11 PM

Lunaville: Oh fun, I've stumbled into the literary critic thread. Good, I didn't get enough of that pretentious, navel-gazing, self-righteous, and almost entirely ignorant b.s. when I was majoring in English. What I want to read is a pile of posts from people who think participating in a FARK thread makes them experts on all subjects gripe that J.K. Rowling can not write.

Don't forget your jabs in against Edgar Allen Poe and that hack Steven King.


Finally, someone who agrees with me about Stephen King.
 
2012-04-12 01:24:58 PM
Harry Potter and the Casual Vasectomy?
 
2012-04-12 01:25:39 PM

MDGeist: No one wants this, all they want is more Potter.


I can't hear you over the sounds of a fresh billion dollars that she will make off this no matter how awful it is.
 
2012-04-12 01:25:41 PM

FTA

The Harry Potter writer revealed in February that she was working on the book, and said it would be "very different" from her previous material.

Ah, so this book will be well written, coherent, and original ?
 
2012-04-12 01:26:19 PM

Lunaville: Oh fun, I've stumbled into the literary critic thread. Good, I didn't get enough of that pretentious, navel-gazing, self-righteous, and almost entirely ignorant b.s. when I was majoring in English. What I want to read is a pile of posts from people who think participating in a FARK thread makes them experts on all subjects gripe that J.K. Rowling can not write.

Don't forget your jabs in against Edgar Allen Poe and that hack Steven King.


I hate kings novels, poe bored me to tears (as does most fiction from his era, I assume it's a change in language coupled with the fact that those stories are now the basis for our modern stuff, so it's old hat).

Rowling was readable. Especially for a kids book. As is the hunger games. I haven't worked up the courage to try twilight, though.
 
2012-04-12 01:26:25 PM

Copper Spork: if she's entering the grown-up literature department she needs to go a bit past obvious, plot driven narrative.


Dan Brown disagrees.
 
2012-04-12 01:27:36 PM

kroonermanblack: Lunaville: Oh fun, I've stumbled into the literary critic thread. Good, I didn't get enough of that pretentious, navel-gazing, self-righteous, and almost entirely ignorant b.s. when I was majoring in English. What I want to read is a pile of posts from people who think participating in a FARK thread makes them experts on all subjects gripe that J.K. Rowling can not write.

Don't forget your jabs in against Edgar Allen Poe and that hack Steven King.

I hate kings novels, poe bored me to tears (as does most fiction from his era, I assume it's a change in language coupled with the fact that those stories are now the basis for our modern stuff, so it's old hat).

Rowling was readable. Especially for a kids book. As is the hunger games. I haven't worked up the courage to try twilight, though.


You liked Hunger Games but not The Long Walk? What turned you off the latter? Everyone who liked Hunger Games that i recommended Long Walk to loved it so I'm curious why you didn't.
 
2012-04-12 01:27:40 PM
Scary Pothead and the Case of Vaseline
 
2012-04-12 01:27:47 PM

OnlyM3: FTA
The Harry Potter writer revealed in February that she was working on the book, and said it would be "very different" from her previous material.
Ah, so this book will be well written, coherent, and original ?


Yes, but it won't sell.
 
2012-04-12 01:27:49 PM

Copper Spork: Has she had time to pay for writing lessons yet? I'll grant that she's nowhere near as awful as Stephanie Meyer, but if she's entering the grown-up literature department she needs to go a bit past obvious, plot driven narrative. Calling the werewolf "Lupin" isn't being clever.


His full name was Remus John Lupin, and unfortunately, with kids these days, it's being terribly clever. :( Some of the names she came up with were quite interesting, such as Dolores Umbridge - Dolores means pain, sorrow, sorrowful, and umbridge is a bit of a play-on-words for umbrage, which is to take offense, be displeased.

Also, some scholars have said that the name Malfoy was derrived from Mal foi, which means "bad faith" in French. Totally appropriate family name, given their actions within the series.

/are there wolfy connections to the name John some how? It looks a bit out of place there amongst the wolfy related names.
 
2012-04-12 01:28:07 PM
Only the hits - no new stuff!!

/I love the comments about how Harry Potter was "offensive", OF course it was.
 
2012-04-12 01:28:40 PM
I enjoy writing, but, I hate it when writers wax poetic about exploring new territory.
 
2012-04-12 01:28:50 PM

Lunaville: Oh fun, I've stumbled into the literary critic thread. Good, I didn't get enough of that pretentious, navel-gazing, self-righteous, and almost entirely ignorant b.s. when I was majoring in English. What I want to read is a pile of posts from people who think participating in a FARK thread makes them experts on all subjects gripe that J.K. Rowling can not write.

Don't forget your jabs in against Edgar Allen Poe and that hack Steven King.



Fav'd. Hopefully I'll have the entire Fark population of your sort tagged pretty soon...
 
2012-04-12 01:29:32 PM

OnlyM3: FTA
The Harry Potter writer revealed in February that she was working on the book, and said it would be "very different" from her previous material.
Ah, so this book will be well written, coherent, and original ?


She even came up with a radical new name for the main character: Barry.
 
2012-04-12 01:29:51 PM

BohemianGraham: Copper Spork: Has she had time to pay for writing lessons yet? I'll grant that she's nowhere near as awful as Stephanie Meyer, but if she's entering the grown-up literature department she needs to go a bit past obvious, plot driven narrative. Calling the werewolf "Lupin" isn't being clever.

His full name was Remus John Lupin, and unfortunately, with kids these days, it's being terribly clever. :( Some of the names she came up with were quite interesting, such as Dolores Umbridge - Dolores means pain, sorrow, sorrowful, and umbridge is a bit of a play-on-words for umbrage, which is to take offense, be displeased.

Also, some scholars have said that the name Malfoy was derrived from Mal foi, which means "bad faith" in French. Totally appropriate family name, given their actions within the series.

/are there wolfy connections to the name John some how? It looks a bit out of place there amongst the wolfy related names.


Remus (new window)
 
2012-04-12 01:30:36 PM

Leeds: [www.lolroflmao.com image 460x343]

// hot

// The link, that is...


What's sad is he would have been SUCH a good Dumbledore. The two in the movies failed miserably at capturing that character.
 
2012-04-12 01:31:37 PM
I'll pirate it so I don't have to be disappointed at spending money on it in the long run.
 
2012-04-12 01:31:47 PM

BohemianGraham: Copper Spork: Has she had time to pay for writing lessons yet? I'll grant that she's nowhere near as awful as Stephanie Meyer, but if she's entering the grown-up literature department she needs to go a bit past obvious, plot driven narrative. Calling the werewolf "Lupin" isn't being clever.

His full name was Remus John Lupin, and unfortunately, with kids these days, it's being terribly clever. :( Some of the names she came up with were quite interesting, such as Dolores Umbridge - Dolores means pain, sorrow, sorrowful, and umbridge is a bit of a play-on-words for umbrage, which is to take offense, be displeased.

Also, some scholars have said that the name Malfoy was derrived from Mal foi, which means "bad faith" in French. Totally appropriate family name, given their actions within the series.

/are there wolfy connections to the name John some how? It looks a bit out of place there amongst the wolfy related names.


John=Jack=Wolfman Jack
 
2012-04-12 01:32:00 PM

megalynn44: Leeds: [www.lolroflmao.com image 460x343]

// hot

// The link, that is...

What's sad is he would have been SUCH a good Dumbledore. The two in the movies failed miserably at capturing that character.


I suppose with CGI they could have made him as tall as a human...
 
2012-04-12 01:32:01 PM
I'm supposed to care how?
 
2012-04-12 01:32:26 PM

Leeds: [www.lolroflmao.com image 460x343]

// hot

// The link, that is...


It's erotic.
www.seriessub.com
 
2012-04-12 01:32:29 PM

kroonermanblack: Lunaville: Oh fun, I've stumbled into the literary critic thread. Good, I didn't get enough of that pretentious, navel-gazing, self-righteous, and almost entirely ignorant b.s. when I was majoring in English. What I want to read is a pile of posts from people who think participating in a FARK thread makes them experts on all subjects gripe that J.K. Rowling can not write.

Don't forget your jabs in against Edgar Allen Poe and that hack Steven King.

I hate kings novels, poe bored me to tears (as does most fiction from his era, I assume it's a change in language coupled with the fact that those stories are now the basis for our modern stuff, so it's old hat).

Rowling was readable. Especially for a kids book. As is the hunger games. I haven't worked up the courage to try twilight, though.


don't bother unless you have a lot, and I do mean a lot, of rum. I drank an entire 750ml bottle of Black Seal, and still couldn't finish the book. I stopped at around page 400 out of about 500, where they do the stupid baseball thing. I apparently stopped read where any sort of plot began. I ended up throwing the book across the room in a fit of anger and went on about how it was as waste of 12 dollars that I could used on something more useful.

/I'm a girl, FWIW.
 
2012-04-12 01:34:16 PM

BigNumber12: Lunaville: Oh fun, I've stumbled into the literary critic thread. Good, I didn't get enough of that pretentious, navel-gazing, self-righteous, and almost entirely ignorant b.s. when I was majoring in English. What I want to read is a pile of posts from people who think participating in a FARK thread makes them experts on all subjects gripe that J.K. Rowling can not write.

Don't forget your jabs in against Edgar Allen Poe and that hack Steven King.


Fav'd. Hopefully I'll have the entire Fark population of your sort tagged pretty soon...


Ooo! Don't forget me!
/Majored in English.
 
2012-04-12 01:34:36 PM

BohemianGraham: kroonermanblack: Lunaville: Oh fun, I've stumbled into the literary critic thread. Good, I didn't get enough of that pretentious, navel-gazing, self-righteous, and almost entirely ignorant b.s. when I was majoring in English. What I want to read is a pile of posts from people who think participating in a FARK thread makes them experts on all subjects gripe that J.K. Rowling can not write.

Don't forget your jabs in against Edgar Allen Poe and that hack Steven King.

I hate kings novels, poe bored me to tears (as does most fiction from his era, I assume it's a change in language coupled with the fact that those stories are now the basis for our modern stuff, so it's old hat).

Rowling was readable. Especially for a kids book. As is the hunger games. I haven't worked up the courage to try twilight, though.

don't bother unless you have a lot, and I do mean a lot, of rum. I drank an entire 750ml bottle of Black Seal, and still couldn't finish the book. I stopped at around page 400 out of about 500, where they do the stupid baseball thing. I apparently stopped read where any sort of plot began. I ended up throwing the book across the room in a fit of anger and went on about how it was as waste of 12 dollars that I could used on something more useful.

/I'm a girl, FWIW.


To be fair, it seems to be the literary equivalent of a cheap vibrator from Spencer's for most women, so $12 is about the right price.
 
2012-04-12 01:34:52 PM
I am a writer too ...I have written such gems as "Apples 3 for 99c" and "Sale"

but I am hoping to explore new territory, I have a lot I want to say about steaks....

as such I feel I am suitably credible as a literary scholar and critic that I will now use to condemn this book that I have not read as being rubbish.

/shakes angry fist
 
2012-04-12 01:35:38 PM

thelordofcheese: Leeds: [www.lolroflmao.com image 460x343]

// hot

// The link, that is...

It's erotic.
[www.seriessub.com image 384x288]


No it isn't! It is a cake with a picture of a woman going to the bathroom on it!
 
2012-04-12 01:36:11 PM

Santa's Knee: BohemianGraham: Copper Spork: Has she had time to pay for writing lessons yet? I'll grant that she's nowhere near as awful as Stephanie Meyer, but if she's entering the grown-up literature department she needs to go a bit past obvious, plot driven narrative. Calling the werewolf "Lupin" isn't being clever.

His full name was Remus John Lupin, and unfortunately, with kids these days, it's being terribly clever. :( Some of the names she came up with were quite interesting, such as Dolores Umbridge - Dolores means pain, sorrow, sorrowful, and umbridge is a bit of a play-on-words for umbrage, which is to take offense, be displeased.

Also, some scholars have said that the name Malfoy was derrived from Mal foi, which means "bad faith" in French. Totally appropriate family name, given their actions within the series.

/are there wolfy connections to the name John some how? It looks a bit out of place there amongst the wolfy related names.

Remus (new window)


Know how I know you didn't read what I wrote? I'm well aware of Romulus and Remus, which is why I pointed out that calling the werewolf Remus Lupin is terribly clever this day and age, as kids aren't learning that shiat anymore. It's the John I have issues with, but the post below has rectified that.

spudvol: BohemianGraham: Copper Spork: Has she had time to pay for writing lessons yet? I'll grant that she's nowhere near as awful as Stephanie Meyer, but if she's entering the grown-up literature department she needs to go a bit past obvious, plot driven narrative. Calling the werewolf "Lupin" isn't being clever.

His full name was Remus John Lupin, and unfortunately, with kids these days, it's being terribly clever. :( Some of the names she came up with were quite interesting, such as Dolores Umbridge - Dolores means pain, sorrow, sorrowful, and umbridge is a bit of a play-on-words for umbrage, which is to take offense, be displeased.

Also, some scholars have said that the name Malfoy was derrived from Mal foi, which means "bad faith" in French. Totally appropriate family name, given their actions within the series.

/are there wolfy connections to the name John some how? It looks a bit out of place there amongst the wolfy related names.

John=Jack=Wolfman Jack


That's actually very clever. I like the cut of your jib sir. I'm now kicking myself for not thinking of that.
 
2012-04-12 01:40:00 PM

ObscureNameHere: BigNumber12: Lunaville: Oh fun, I've stumbled into the literary critic thread. Good, I didn't get enough of that pretentious, navel-gazing, self-righteous, and almost entirely ignorant b.s. when I was majoring in English. What I want to read is a pile of posts from people who think participating in a FARK thread makes them experts on all subjects gripe that J.K. Rowling can not write.

Don't forget your jabs in against Edgar Allen Poe and that hack Steven King.


Fav'd. Hopefully I'll have the entire Fark population of your sort tagged pretty soon...

Ooo! Don't forget me!
/Majored in English.


www.zoitz.com

Sorry.

/Image hot, like a grande latte
 
2012-04-12 01:40:57 PM
I found this to be quite considerate toward those newly visiting Earth: "The novels, about a boy wizard who survives the attack that kills his parents, became a worldwide phenomenon and were turned into eight blockbuster films
 
2012-04-12 01:41:38 PM
"Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty facade is a town at war."

www.imfdb.org

I hear Pagford is new Sandford.
 
2012-04-12 01:42:12 PM

ObscureNameHere: thelordofcheese: Leeds: [www.lolroflmao.com image 460x343]

// hot

// The link, that is...

It's erotic.
[www.seriessub.com image 384x288]

No it isn't! It is a cake with a picture of a woman going to the bathroom on it!


A woman going to the bathroom. You don't find it erotic?
 
2012-04-12 01:46:53 PM
Ok; I guess all of you are mad that you haven't received your exceptance letter from hogwarts yet.

I feel that this is an appropriate forum to state unequivocally; that I have just received my exceptance letter to hogwarts. I feel that it would also be appropriate to state, for the record; nener nener nener nener.

/ I keed, I keed
 
2012-04-12 01:47:03 PM
I don't care how smutty she makes this, I'm still not over my rage about how she expected us to believe that farking teenagers with farking magical powers didn't use them farking exclusively for the farking purpose of facilitating farking.

"Harry, this invisibility cloak will help you defeat Voldemort! Or we could just use it to camp out in the girls' shower room."

"Harry, this polyjuice potion will let us impersonate members of Slytherin House, so that we can find out what Draco Malfoy is up to! Alternatively, we could use it to impersonate girl Slytherins, preferably in their shower room."

"Harry, we must destroy the Sorcerer's Stone. I'm sure you can see that it's too much power for any one wizard to have. However, on the plus side, I'd be happy to teach you a memory charm, which will make all the girls forget about what just went down in their shower room."

/FFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUU
 
2012-04-12 01:48:10 PM

toraque: ObscureNameHere: BigNumber12: Lunaville: Oh fun, I've stumbled into the literary critic thread. Good, I didn't get enough of that pretentious, navel-gazing, self-righteous, and almost entirely ignorant b.s. when I was majoring in English. What I want to read is a pile of posts from people who think participating in a FARK thread makes them experts on all subjects gripe that J.K. Rowling can not write.

Don't forget your jabs in against Edgar Allen Poe and that hack Steven King.


Fav'd. Hopefully I'll have the entire Fark population of your sort tagged pretty soon...

Ooo! Don't forget me!
/Majored in English.

[www.zoitz.com image 640x272]

Sorry.

/Image hot, like a grande latte


Oh don't be sorry. I'll be sure to pick one up when I go downstairs for a break. There are lots of exclusive coffee shops in the financial district where I work...
 
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