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2014-07-07 06:38:08 AM
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2014-07-07 06:40:17 AM

Smoking GNU: ...


I'll second that motion
 
2014-07-07 06:41:41 AM
Next week's lineup:
<Cool>Something. Something Game of Thrones!
<Amusing>Something. Something Game of Thrones!
<Cool>Something. Something Game of Thrones!


Give it up, Cletus. The show sucks. The writing sucks. If it weren't for the "edgy" blood and bonking we'd have left it to fester in a coffin long ago.
 
2014-07-07 06:47:16 AM
This is like something you'd find on deviantart why the hell is it newsworthy?
 
2014-07-07 06:54:54 AM
Family Guy sucks, and isn't funny.
 
2014-07-07 07:18:08 AM

nulluspixiusdemonica: Next week's lineup:
<Cool>Something. Something Game of Thrones!
<Amusing>Something. Something Game of Thrones!
<Cool>Something. Something Game of Thrones!

Give it up, Cletus. The show sucks. The writing sucks. If it weren't for the "edgy" blood and bonking we'd have left it to fester in a coffin long ago.


I'm sure I'd prefer to watch your favorite online show made in Denmark, but I've never heard of it.
 
2014-07-07 07:48:42 AM
This reminds me of that time when Tara Reid guest-starred on Saved By the Bell as substitute teacher "Cheryl Hitler."

/insert unfunny cutscene
//followed by incidental music and outside shot of Griffin house
///pick up where crappy episode left off
////rinse, lather, repeat
 
2014-07-07 07:59:21 AM
adm_crunch:  I'm sure I'd prefer to watch your favorite online show made in Denmark, but I've never heard of it.

There is more great fiction out there than you could shake a medium sized stick at.

But by all means, keep regurgitating whatever drivel is being dictated to you by some financially motivated broadcaster. I'm sure it's great.
 
2014-07-07 08:16:13 AM

nulluspixiusdemonica: adm_crunch:  I'm sure I'd prefer to watch your favorite online show made in Denmark, but I've never heard of it.

There is more great fiction out there than you could shake a medium sized stick at.

But by all means, keep regurgitating whatever drivel is being dictated to you by some financially motivated broadcaster. I'm sure it's great.


x1.fjcdn.com
 
2014-07-07 08:24:12 AM
Way to misogynistic.
 
2014-07-07 08:26:13 AM

nulluspixiusdemonica: There is more great fiction out there than you could shake a medium sized stick at.


So give us a few examples of some great fiction that is currently being adapted for the screen. Since there is so much out there that you could shake a stick at it and not hit it all, you should be able to come up with several examples of wonderfully adapted fiction in no time.
 
2014-07-07 08:27:02 AM

YodaBlues: [x1.fjcdn.com image 228x200]


1) If your illiteracy is sufficiently advanced to requiring the use of meme images to get your point across
2) Don't use horrifyingly bad edits

/the more you know...

"You own words or nothing" is a great rule for not coming off looking like a complete buffoon.
 
2014-07-07 08:31:50 AM
The_Six_Fingered_Man:  give us a few examples of some great fiction that is currently being adapted for the screen

Why would it need to be adapted? I take this to mean, if it isn't being dressed up for Hollywood effects, you're not interested? In your world, only great fiction makes it to the screen? Really?

That's..... sad. Funny, but mostly sad.
 
2014-07-07 08:34:40 AM

nulluspixiusdemonica: YodaBlues: [x1.fjcdn.com image 228x200]

1) If your illiteracy is sufficiently advanced to requiring the use of meme images to get your point across
2) Don't use horrifyingly bad edits

/the more you know...

"You own words or nothing" is a great rule for not coming off looking like a complete buffoon.


Those grapes sure are sour when they're being thrown at you for saying something stupid, huh?
 
2014-07-07 08:36:46 AM

The_Six_Fingered_Man: So give us a few examples of some great fiction that is currently being adapted for the screen. Since there is so much out there that you could shake a stick at it and not hit it all, you should be able to come up with several examples of wonderfully adapted fiction in no time.


The Hunger Games series is pretty decent, as far as movies go. The books are also good, although the writing level seems more focused on people with a child-level vocabulary.

Apparently they're making a movie adaptation of The Giver, which was apparently considered a must read, although I've never read it.

If you want a classic, there is the third installment of The Hobbit.
 
2014-07-07 08:43:18 AM

nulluspixiusdemonica: YodaBlues: [x1.fjcdn.com image 228x200]

1) If your illiteracy is sufficiently advanced to requiring the use of meme images to get your point across
2) Don't use horrifyingly bad edits

/the more you know...

"You own words or nothing" is a great rule for not coming off looking like a complete buffoon.


You know what else is a great rule?  Not saying in a thread about a show that it's the worst thing in history and anyone watching it is an idiot.  Go the fark away.
 
2014-07-07 08:45:20 AM

nulluspixiusdemonica: The_Six_Fingered_Man:  give us a few examples of some great fiction that is currently being adapted for the screen

Why would it need to be adapted? I take this to mean, if it isn't being dressed up for Hollywood effects, you're not interested? In your world, only great fiction makes it to the screen? Really?

That's..... sad. Funny, but mostly sad.


Uh, perhaps such a vauted reader as yourself should go back and read the conversation.

You derided Game of Thrones (the TV show). I quote:  Give it up, Cletus. The show sucks. The writing sucks. If it weren't for the "edgy" blood and bonking we'd have left it to fester in a coffin long ago.

I assume here that you are talking about the TV show. It would seem off if you were talking about the book series since we don't see the "edgy" blood in the books.

Someone else derided you and called you a hipster that only watches Danish online TV shows. To which you responded: "There is more great fiction out there than you could shake a medium sized stick at.

But by all means, keep regurgitating whatever drivel is being dictated to you by some financially motivated broadcaster. I'm sure it's great."


Again, we're talking about TV shows. If you did not intend to discuss fiction adaptations into TV shows, then what in the hell are you railing about? Came here just to troll for troll sake? And you call me sad? That's rich.
 
2014-07-07 08:46:22 AM

IlGreven: You know what else is a great rule?  Not saying in a thread about a show that it's the worst thing in history and anyone watching it is an idiot.


Reading comprehension comes from reading.
 
2014-07-07 08:47:31 AM

nulluspixiusdemonica: The_Six_Fingered_Man:  give us a few examples of some great fiction that is currently being adapted for the screen

Why would it need to be adapted? I take this to mean, if it isn't being dressed up for Hollywood effects, you're not interested? In your world, only great fiction makes it to the screen? Really?

That's..... sad. Funny, but mostly sad.


Yeah, this guy doesn't even own a tv! He spends his evenings sipping Absinthe, shaping his beard, and brushing the dust off his jaunty hat.

/GOT is an awesome show even if you only consider the cinematography and set design.
 
2014-07-07 08:58:25 AM

The_Six_Fingered_Man: I assume here that you are talking about the TV show. It would seem off if you were talking about the book series since we don't see the "edgy" blood in the books.


The point was that without all the visual pageantry, sex and violence, the bland writing would have seen this dead pony rotting in a pond somewhere instead of the inordinate amount of fanaticism it seems to engender in mouth-breathers everywhere.

Reading comprehension. It comes from reading.
 
2014-07-07 09:05:24 AM
I wish the internet existed when I used to sit in class and doodle
 
2014-07-07 09:12:37 AM
<looking up Game of Thrones>

meh.
 
2014-07-07 09:28:14 AM

nulluspixiusdemonica: The_Six_Fingered_Man: I assume here that you are talking about the TV show. It would seem off if you were talking about the book series since we don't see the "edgy" blood in the books.

The point was that without all the visual pageantry, sex and violence, the bland writing would have seen this dead pony rotting in a pond somewhere instead of the inordinate amount of fanaticism it seems to engender in mouth-breathers everywhere.

Reading comprehension. It comes from reading.


Hilarious. Before Game of Thrones hit the screen, the series had already won multiple writing awards. But I am sure that your esteemed palate can only bear to read the barely scrawled musings of South African Yiddish monks that were written by moonlight and only on solstices.

Nevermind that there were several production companies vying to adapt the work to the screen, meaning that there was potential there before D&D got the greenlight from GRRM. Nevermind that the series has received high praise from a number of prominent authors (oops, those are probably too mainstream and Hollywood for you).

By the way, you still haven't bothered to grace us with your selected fiction works so that us mouth breathers might be able to one day read exalted works once reserved for people of your obvious stature.
 
2014-07-07 09:31:34 AM

CRtwenty: This is like something you'd find on deviantart why the hell is it newsworthy?


This, so much this.
 
2014-07-07 09:37:46 AM

strangeluck: CRtwenty: This is like something you'd find on deviantart why the hell is it newsworthy?

This, so much this.

static.neatoshop.com
 
2014-07-07 09:38:16 AM

nulluspixiusdemonica: The point was that without all the visual pageantry, sex and violence, the bland writing would have seen this dead pony rotting in a pond somewhere instead of the inordinate amount of fanaticism it seems to engender in mouth-breathers everywhere.


The first 3 books kicked ass and won a bunch of awards, besides making him a boatload of money.

I am still wondering what you think people should be reading instead (since youmoved goal posts from TV).
 
2014-07-07 09:48:54 AM

LoneDoggie: strangeluck: CRtwenty: This is like something you'd find on deviantart why the hell is it newsworthy?

This, so much this.


This might be interesting if the art was any good, It's mediocre at best.

Many truly amazing artists out there who draw crossover stuff like this and don't get featured. But this, eh, just not that good.
 
2014-07-07 09:54:30 AM

liam76: since youmoved goal posts from TV


I did no such thing. I was discussing fiction. A small but vociferous minority of mouth-breathers took this to mean television because where else would one possibly find fiction? 

My fiction list is likely too long to make any cut here, but you keep pointing to the popular crud like it means anything.

Do yourself a favour and visit a library. Grab something random and have fun.

Or continue to hammer on about how anyone who actually enjoys reading is an elitist snob who makes you feel inferior.... precious.
 
2014-07-07 10:01:41 AM

nulluspixiusdemonica: A small but vociferous minority of mouth-breathers took this to mean television because where else would one possibly find fiction?


I know. How could we possibly have thought you were talking about the TV show when the thread is about the TV show and you explicitly mentioned the TV show in your opening salvo?

nulluspixiusdemonica: Give it up, Cletus. The show sucks. The writing sucks. If it weren't for the "edgy" blood and bonking we'd have left it to fester in a coffin long ago.


Your fiction list is too long? That's a cop out. You could easily give your top five fiction books here. You choose not to do so because you know that you'd be outed as a troll, even more so than you already have.

You go on about how A Song of Ice and Fire is bad writing, but when asked what you believe to be good writing, you simply suggest that someone "go to a library and pick something out at random." How is that going to ensure that we, as wet behind the ears fiction readers, enjoy something that is better writing (according to you) than A Song of Ice and Fire?

What if we happen to grab A Dance with Dragons at random? Are we permitted to enjoy that? After all, we employed your method, but came to the same result. Therefore, there is either something wrong with your method of choosing great fiction, or A Song of Ice and Fire must necessarily fall into that category, since it was chosen using your method.

Meh, you're a troll who doesn't really hate A Song of Ice and Fire, you just decide that today is a good day to troll GoT fans and waste a little time in the process. Which really makes you sad and pathetic.
 
2014-07-07 10:17:48 AM

The_Six_Fingered_Man: Meh, you're a troll who doesn't really hate A Song of Ice and Fire, you just decide that today is a good day to troll GoT fans and waste a little time in the process. Which really makes you sad and pathetic.



It's just that dusting his fedoras and tending his neck-beard take up so little of his day.
Trolling helps fill the empty hours.
 
2014-07-07 10:23:19 AM

nulluspixiusdemonica: I did no such thing. I was discussing fiction. A small but vociferous minority of mouth-breathers took this to mean television because where else would one possibly find fiction?


Thread is abotu TV.

You specificially mention TV, someone responded to you about TV, for you to pretend at this point it was abotu books shows you are full of shiat.

Not suprised you won't list what you have recently read and liked.

nulluspixiusdemonica: Do yourself a favour and visit a library. Grab something random and have fun.


Reading bad books isn't fun.


nulluspixiusdemonica: Or continue to hammer on about how anyone who actually enjoys reading is an elitist snob who makes you feel inferior.... precious


Yeah, I read every night before I go to bed. I normally run through 3 ro so books a month.

I never said you were an eltitist snob, I am saying you moved the goal posts, and are still refusing to list any of the wonderful fiction you seem to kno about....
 
2014-07-07 10:27:25 AM
It's just that dusting his fedoras and tending his neck-beard take up so little of his day.
Trolling helps fill the empty hours.


For the last damn time - it's a trilby...

(It's like having Billy Carter for a brother...)
 
2014-07-07 10:52:06 AM
The_Six_Fingered_Man: That's a cop out.

"You're a troll" is, not surprisingly, an ineffective counter argument.

Top 5? Impossible... random fiction in no particular order... 
Anathem (Neal Stephenson)
The Folding Knife (KJ Parker)
The Book Thief (Marcus Zusak)
The War of the Flowers (Tad Williams)
The Long War (Pratchett & Baxter)


GoT is generic crud. It introduces very little original and the writing, while markedly better than the Harry Potter/Twilight/etc tween-fiction crud, is dull, uninspired, paint-by-one-dimensional characters fodder for the mentally incompetent.

But keep wailing on about how somebody bad-mouthed it on the internets.

Counter-challenge: How about you share your top 5 fictional works as enjoyed from a book. Something read prior to the release of a movie/series.
 
2014-07-07 10:58:09 AM

liam76:  Thread is abotu TV.

Disagree. Thread is about hideous artwork based on crappy series based on mediocre novels.


liam76: You specificially mention TV


Nope. That was entirely in your head.

Counter challenge: 5 worthwhile non-fiction books not dealing with sports, politics or celebrity egos. Difficulty: not suggested by Oprah.
 
2014-07-07 11:00:23 AM

nulluspixiusdemonica: The_Six_Fingered_Man: That's a cop out.

"You're a troll" is, not surprisingly, an ineffective counter argument.

Top 5? Impossible... random fiction in no particular order...
Anathem (Neal Stephenson)
The Folding Knife (KJ Parker)
The Book Thief (Marcus Zusak)
The War of the Flowers (Tad Williams)
The Long War (Pratchett & Baxter)

GoT is generic crud. It introduces very little original and the writing, while markedly better than the Harry Potter/Twilight/etc tween-fiction crud, is dull, uninspired, paint-by-one-dimensional characters fodder for the mentally incompetent.

But keep wailing on about how somebody bad-mouthed it on the internets.

Counter-challenge: How about you share your top 5 fictional works as enjoyed from a book. Something read prior to the release of a movie/series.


Why the fark would anyone bother. You're being an insulting jerk.
 
2014-07-07 11:05:30 AM

barefoot in the head: You're being an insulting jerk.


I thought I was being a troll. Labels. They're transient.
 
2014-07-07 11:05:33 AM

nulluspixiusdemonica: IlGreven: You know what else is a great rule?  Not saying in a thread about a show that it's the worst thing in history and anyone watching it is an idiot.

Reading comprehension comes from reading.


So you're not condemning people who like either show for watching it? Then what the fark are you doing by badmouthing a show on a thread about it?
 
2014-07-07 11:18:06 AM

nulluspixiusdemonica: Anathem (Neal Stephenson)
The Folding Knife (KJ Parker)
The Book Thief (Marcus Zusak)
The War of the Flowers (Tad Williams)
The Long War (Pratchett & Baxter)


Of all the Neal Stephenson books to choose from, you pick what is arguably the most dull. Nine-hundred pages of grown men wandering around church courtyards in bathrobes wondering what Brother Dominic is doing at the observatory followed by fifty pages of time travelling aliens. It science fiction equivalent of a Jane Austen novel, except the romance is even more abstracted and shallow.

You could have at least gone for something readable and with a few elements of excitement, like The Diamond Age.
 
2014-07-07 11:23:05 AM
Feepit:

Of all the Neal Stephenson books to choose from, you pick what is arguably the most dull.

Ugh...please don't make me take the side of nullispixiusdominica :( :(
 
2014-07-07 11:25:36 AM

barefoot in the head: nulluspixiusdemonica: The_Six_Fingered_Man: That's a cop out.

"You're a troll" is, not surprisingly, an ineffective counter argument.

Top 5? Impossible... random fiction in no particular order...
Anathem (Neal Stephenson)
The Folding Knife (KJ Parker)
The Book Thief (Marcus Zusak)
The War of the Flowers (Tad Williams)
The Long War (Pratchett & Baxter)

GoT is generic crud. It introduces very little original and the writing, while markedly better than the Harry Potter/Twilight/etc tween-fiction crud, is dull, uninspired, paint-by-one-dimensional characters fodder for the mentally incompetent.

But keep wailing on about how somebody bad-mouthed it on the internets.

Counter-challenge: How about you share your top 5 fictional works as enjoyed from a book. Something read prior to the release of a movie/series.

Why the fark would anyone bother. You're being an insulting jerk.


NERD FIGHT!

But in reality ...
bigjoeonthego.com

 
2014-07-07 11:25:39 AM
At first I was like, "Seriously? This sucks." but by the end I was cracking a smile.
 
2014-07-07 11:26:51 AM

Feepit: You could have at least gone for something readable and with a few elements of excitement, like The Diamond Age.

"Recent". It's not a bad read and where it ends up was interesting. Personally prefer the

Baroque  Cycle and, shamefully,Cryptonomicon....
 
2014-07-07 11:28:40 AM

Hollie Maea: Ugh...please don't make me take the side of nullispixiusdominica :( :(


Well, in its defense, it may be his only book where he doesn't spoil the mood by rambling on about ancient Mesopotamian fertility gods for no apparent reason.
 
2014-07-07 11:31:25 AM

nulluspixiusdemonica: Cryptonomicon


I also enjoyed Cryptonomicon. It had a good mix of story, action, and comedy. Just don't mention that book around dittybopper.
 
2014-07-07 11:37:05 AM

nulluspixiusdemonica: Give it up, Cletus. The show sucks. The writing sucks. If it weren't for the "edgy" blood and bonking we'd have left it to fester in a coffin long ago.


SOMEONE is clearly upset that their fantasy novel manuscript didn't get accepted by the publisher.

/Tell me do you think your story is better because it's got elves?
 
2014-07-07 11:39:44 AM

nulluspixiusdemonica: Next week's lineup:
<Cool>Something. Something Game of Thrones!
<Amusing>Something. Something Game of Thrones!
<Cool>Something. Something Game of Thrones!

Give it up, Cletus. The show sucks. The writing sucks. If it weren't for the "edgy" blood and bonking we'd have left it to fester in a coffin long ago.


This! A 1000 times
 
2014-07-07 11:42:38 AM

Feepit: The_Six_Fingered_Man: So give us a few examples of some great fiction that is currently being adapted for the screen. Since there is so much out there that you could shake a stick at it and not hit it all, you should be able to come up with several examples of wonderfully adapted fiction in no time.

The Hunger Games series is pretty decent, as far as movies go. The books are also good, although the writing level seems more focused on people with a child-level vocabulary.

Apparently they're making a movie adaptation of The Giver, which was apparently considered a must read, although I've never read it.

If you want a classic, there is the third installment of The Hobbit.


It's a great read but I'm nervous about the movie. The leads seems to old.
 
2014-07-07 11:53:25 AM

Land_of_the_Magic_Dragon: nulluspixiusdemonica: Next week's lineup:
<Cool>Something. Something Game of Thrones!
<Amusing>Something. Something Game of Thrones!
<Cool>Something. Something Game of Thrones!

Give it up, Cletus. The show sucks. The writing sucks. If it weren't for the "edgy" blood and bonking we'd have left it to fester in a coffin long ago.

This! A 1000 times


[babycrying.jpg]
 
2014-07-07 11:55:43 AM
The night was hot, wait no, the night, the night was humid. The night was humid, no wait, hot, hot. The night was hot. The night was hot and wet, wet and hot. The night was wet and hot, hot and wet, wet and hot; that's humid. The night was humid.

The night was dry, yet it was raining.

The night was moist.

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2014-07-07 12:09:50 PM
nulluspixiusdemonica:

This is hilarious. In one "breath," you list out a few books that, at first glance, might seem like they would be "better" than A Song of Ice and Fire. Yet even those that would rate these books in their respective genres feel that ASOIAF is better or at least on par with these books that you exalt.

Are you even aware of the myriad number of awards that the series has garnered, both before and after the TV show aired? Four of the books won the Locus Award (also awarded to your first book on the list,  Anathem), two books won the Hugo, two others were nominated for the same, and three of the first four books were bestsellers long before the show came around. I really should mention that the Locus is an award given out after a poll of magazine readers, so it's an award given specifically by readers of the genre and not influenced by "mainstream" popularity. GRRM has won 11 Locus Awards.

I get that it's now cool to hate on the book series and suggest so many more non-mainstream books that people should really rather enjoy instead. Such is the lifecycle of something entertainment wise on Fark, but this whole spiel of yours was completely of your own doing. It took you forever to finally come up with a small example of the fiction that you like, and when you do, it is shown to be little better (critically receptive-wise) than any of the ASOIAF books.
 
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