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(Escapist Magazine)   Yesterday, it was a lunar Eclipse. Today, Saturn is spawning a New Moon. No one is sure why the Solar System is reading the Twilight series in the wrong order   (escapistmagazine.com ) divider line
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2014-04-16 07:11:45 AM  
No one sure why accidentally the whole thing.
 
2014-04-16 08:08:35 AM  
I only got about 30 pages into the first book.... are you telling me I was doing it wrong?
 
2014-04-16 08:10:24 AM  
End of times, read your Bible people
 
2014-04-16 08:27:49 AM  
"Saturnian Credit, this is Peggy"

gaia.adage.com

"Sorry, payment not processed.  Bad storm on Jupiter.  Call back, three million years."
 
2014-04-16 08:33:01 AM  
To see if it makes more sense that way?
 
2014-04-16 08:41:58 AM  
yeah-science.com

/oblig reference #SW012-1092
 
2014-04-16 08:43:11 AM  
It is balloon
 
2014-04-16 08:52:09 AM  
The right order is as follows:

Begin
Done
 
2014-04-16 08:53:42 AM  

stratagos: The right order is as follows:

Begin
Done


To clarify, since that didn't work as expected: the right order is *not to read the books*
 
2014-04-16 09:07:19 AM  
OK, moon is coming out...
 
2014-04-16 09:43:39 AM  

sno man: I only got about 30 pages into the first book.... are you telling me I was doing it wrong?


Yes. It all started when you picked up the book
 
2014-04-16 09:51:02 AM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: sno man: I only got about 30 pages into the first book.... are you telling me I was doing it wrong?

Yes. It all started when you picked up the book


ha. No kidding, holy craptastic writing.
 
2014-04-16 09:56:59 AM  

BalugaJoe: It is balloon



One of my favorite lines from a show I loved. Not sure if you'll consider it reward or punishment after the free day of it, but you got a free month of TF for that.

And. . .
I see the bad moon aforming.
I see trouble on the way. . .
 
2014-04-16 10:47:08 AM  
The spawn of Saturn?
 
2014-04-16 11:38:18 AM  
Looks more like a turtlehead emerging from the ring to me.
 
2014-04-16 11:54:35 AM  
Subby forgot to calculate the speed of light into their equation.  Saturn is further away than the moon so it took longer for the light to reach us here so technically Saturn's new moon happened first and the blood moon eclipse second which lines up with Twilight.

Rest assured in knowing that the solar system is reading them in the correct order.
 
2014-04-16 01:08:59 PM  
It's a streetlight...

Unfortunately, all of the common 'streetlight as a UFO' pics aren't working for me, so the best I can post it this...

files.abovetopsecret.com
 
2014-04-16 04:19:37 PM  
Damn, looks like the Thuktun Flishiathy has arrived.


\mot obscure.
 
2014-04-16 04:20:02 PM  
Wait, why would the moon leave the rings? How would it gain more acceleration/energy? Wouldn't the larger mass slow it down, making it descend and break apart back into ringlets?

Someone do the math for me.
 
2014-04-16 04:22:37 PM  

sno man: ha. No kidding, holy craptastic writing.


I once picked up one of the Twilight books in a bookstore. I picked a random page and started reading, promising myself to stop when I encountered the first instance of didactic imagery.

I stopped 14 pages later -- I couldn't find any. I gave up and put the rubbish down.

The books are seriously seriously bad writing. Wretchingly bad. Just the very structure and composition of the writing itself makes me cringe and squirm to the point where I want to grab a red pen and start correcting mistakes. It reads like some teenage girl's intimate diary full of pronoun prose and clumsy descriptions but no vivid imagery. There are NO LITERARY DEVICES in it at all. No creative imagery, no metaphors, no similes, no allusions, no symbolism, no clever euphemisms, no evocative descriptions or settings, and the word usage is severely limited. She has a stunted vocabulary and an extremely juvenile writing style. Every page reads like "then this happened, then this happened, and he said this, then she said this, and they went and did this"...there's just no color or life in the writing, it's just flat, drab, uninteresting prose.

JK Rowling is motherfarking Tolstoy next to Stephanie Meyer. I understand its meant for preteens, but good god, I read Christopher Pike when I was young and he was way more expressive and engaging than this Meyer twit.

And it seems, with indie and self-publishing on the rise, we're going to see a lot more of this pulp writing. As if fanfiction.net wasn't scary enough.
 
2014-04-16 04:32:58 PM  
I'm just waiting for "All These Worlds Are Yours Except Europa. Attempt No Landing There." to come across my radio / web / TV any day now.
 
2014-04-16 08:36:23 PM  

Ishkur: sno man: ha. No kidding, holy craptastic writing.

I once picked up one of the Twilight books in a bookstore. I picked a random page and started reading, promising myself to stop when I encountered the first instance of didactic imagery.

I stopped 14 pages later -- I couldn't find any. I gave up and put the rubbish down.

The books are seriously seriously bad writing. Wretchingly bad. Just the very structure and composition of the writing itself makes me cringe and squirm to the point where I want to grab a red pen and start correcting mistakes. It reads like some teenage girl's intimate diary full of pronoun prose and clumsy descriptions but no vivid imagery. There are NO LITERARY DEVICES in it at all. No creative imagery, no metaphors, no similes, no allusions, no symbolism, no clever euphemisms, no evocative descriptions or settings, and the word usage is severely limited. She has a stunted vocabulary and an extremely juvenile writing style. Every page reads like "then this happened, then this happened, and he said this, then she said this, and they went and did this"...there's just no color or life in the writing, it's just flat, drab, uninteresting prose.

JK Rowling is motherfarking Tolstoy next to Stephanie Meyer. I understand its meant for preteens, but good god, I read Christopher Pike when I was young and he was way more expressive and engaging than this Meyer twit.

And it seems, with indie and self-publishing on the rise, we're going to see a lot more of this pulp writing. As if fanfiction.net wasn't scary enough.


I thought Pike died in the 2nd movie. Did he get published first or was it posthumously?

// love that name.
 
2014-04-16 09:47:30 PM  
"... NASA detected a bulge in Saturn's outermost ring, which seems to be the early stages of moon creation."

My bulge is detectable in the early stage of creation as well.
 
2014-04-16 10:18:00 PM  

Ishkur: Wait, why would the moon leave the rings? How would it gain more acceleration/energy? Wouldn't the larger mass slow it down, making it descend and break apart back into ringlets?

Someone do the math for me.


The mass isn't changing, it is just changing how it's distributed.

And likely it's not leaving the rings, it's just beginning to thin the ice in its orbit, creating an illusion of it emerging from the rings
 
2014-04-16 10:20:16 PM  

Morchella: BalugaJoe: It is balloon


One of my favorite lines from a show I loved. Not sure if you'll consider it reward or punishment after the free day of it, but you got a free month of TF for that.

And. . .
I see the bad moon aforming.
I see trouble on the way. . .


Thanks. I owe you one.
 
2014-04-16 10:21:07 PM  
Attempt no landing there.
 
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