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Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Yesterday, 06:23 PM
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Posted By Helena Lake
Maybe... after the internet mob has decided she's...

Maybe... after the internet mob has decided she's received enough extrajudicial punishment, and move on to some new target to ruin.
...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 05-26-2020, 06:17 PM
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Posted By Helena Lake
I'm not sure I agree. Up front - yes, she...

I'm not sure I agree.

Up front - yes, she definitely responded with some racial stereotypes guiding her thoughts. Also with some gender stereotypes.

And given the video clip that we see, it...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 05-26-2020, 05:40 PM
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Posted By Helena Lake
I found those pounds you lost. I'd like to...

I found those pounds you lost. I'd like to return them to you.
Forum: TV Shows, Movies, Books, etc 05-26-2020, 03:06 PM
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Posted By Helena Lake
Yeah, I agree. Martin just flat out broke me. I...

Yeah, I agree. Martin just flat out broke me. I used to be okay waiting for the next book in a long series. Then GoT happened, and I've soured on it completely. I'll read them when they've all...
Forum: TV Shows, Movies, Books, etc 05-26-2020, 03:01 PM
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Posted By Helena Lake
Those were ones where the titular books were my...

Those were ones where the titular books were my least favorites. Through the Looking Glass was much better than Alice in Wonderland, in my opinion. And there are a dozen or so Wonderland books that...
Forum: TV Shows, Movies, Books, etc 05-26-2020, 03:00 PM
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Posted By Helena Lake
Those were ones where the titular books were my...

Those were ones where the titular books were my least favorites. Through the Looking Glass was much better than Alice in Wonderland, in my opinion. And there are a dozen or so Wonderland books that...
Forum: TV Shows, Movies, Books, etc 05-26-2020, 02:55 PM
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Posted By Helena Lake
Interesting stories, but really hard to read. ...

Interesting stories, but really hard to read. Tolkein really went off the deep end with inventing "lore" there. I would have preferred them as actual stories, rather than the imitation of fables...
Forum: TV Shows, Movies, Books, etc 05-26-2020, 02:54 PM
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Posted By Helena Lake
I recommend... yes. :) Realistically......

I recommend... yes. :)

Realistically... Watership Down is wonderful, as is The Last Unicorn. Both are geared to a younger audience, but surprisingly emotional and engaging.

If you haven't read...
Forum: TV Shows, Movies, Books, etc 05-26-2020, 02:47 PM
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Posted By Helena Lake
I've really enjoyed the Gibson that I've read,...

I've really enjoyed the Gibson that I've read, but I've only read a few. I should read more of them.

One of my all time favorites is "Armor" by John Steakley. It was a fantastic book... but he...
Forum: TV Shows, Movies, Books, etc 05-26-2020, 02:44 PM
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Posted By Helena Lake
At a glance, I think I've read about 75% of those.

At a glance, I think I've read about 75% of those.
Forum: TV Shows, Movies, Books, etc 05-21-2020, 12:09 PM
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Posted By Helena Lake
I am open to suggestions :D My mom recently...

I am open to suggestions :D

My mom recently sent me a handful of recommendations for good mystery novels. Which I'll be delving into when I finish the current saga. Mysteries are one of those...
Forum: TV Shows, Movies, Books, etc 05-21-2020, 12:00 PM
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Posted By Helena Lake
:oops: :D I'm still reading the Sword of Truth...

:oops: :D I'm still reading the Sword of Truth series. I'm about halfway through Faith of the Fallen right now.
Forum: TV Shows, Movies, Books, etc 05-20-2020, 06:46 PM
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Posted By Helena Lake
That makes sense. I just don't read those kinds...

That makes sense. I just don't read those kinds of books in the first place.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 05-20-2020, 06:45 PM
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Posted By Helena Lake
:sg: That made me giggle

:sg: That made me giggle
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 05-20-2020, 02:53 PM
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Posted By Helena Lake
One of them I lived in as a child. One of them a...

One of them I lived in as a child. One of them a relative lives in now. And the other is where one of my closest friends spent her early childhood.
Forum: TV Shows, Movies, Books, etc 05-20-2020, 02:52 PM
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Posted By Helena Lake
The classical horror never really intrigued me. ...

The classical horror never really intrigued me. Poe is okay, but just not my thing in the grand scheme. I've read a wee bit of Wells & Verne, and they were good.
Forum: TV Shows, Movies, Books, etc 05-20-2020, 02:49 PM
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Posted By Helena Lake
I don't really do much abandoning. But when I...

I don't really do much abandoning. But when I get stressed, I tend to re-read books that I know I like. The last few years have been... complicated... so I've been running through a lot of books...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 05-20-2020, 02:35 PM
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Posted By Helena Lake
Trick question. Christmas.

Trick question. Christmas.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 05-20-2020, 02:32 PM
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Posted By Helena Lake
Fixed!

Fixed!
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 05-20-2020, 01:59 PM
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Posted By Helena Lake
Pretty much only the military sends my family to...

Pretty much only the military sends my family to other countries.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 05-20-2020, 01:58 PM
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Posted By Helena Lake
So NYC people will go to LA, Seattle, or Miami. ...

So NYC people will go to LA, Seattle, or Miami. They're still big city people going to other big cities.

Or do you think that NYC people are going to Bishop, CA and Bissel, WA and Oviedo, FL?
Forum: TV Shows, Movies, Books, etc 05-20-2020, 01:51 PM
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Posted By Helena Lake
I liked Moby Dick, and Lord of the Flies, and The...

I liked Moby Dick, and Lord of the Flies, and The Scarlet Letter. But everything I've read by Dickens was horribly disappointing and dull to me.
Forum: TV Shows, Movies, Books, etc 05-20-2020, 01:48 PM
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Posted By Helena Lake
The Red Badge of Courage was horrible. I read it...

The Red Badge of Courage was horrible. I read it in high school, and it was painful to get through. Then I read it again as an adult, thinking that maybe I was just too immature to understand what...
Forum: TV Shows, Movies, Books, etc 05-20-2020, 01:43 PM
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Posted By Helena Lake
:rofl:

:rofl:
Forum: TV Shows, Movies, Books, etc 05-20-2020, 01:42 PM
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Posted By Helena Lake
It has more to do with genre than anything else. ...

It has more to do with genre than anything else. I favor sci-fi and fantasy... and none of that really falls into the heading of "literature".

There've been some classical literature that I...
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