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What are your hobbies?
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panschk[FP]
1984 was horrible. I really had to force myself to finish it. Last third of the book is only description of pain and turture. I prefer more positive books:)

"brave new world" sounds familar to me, can you give a short recap, not sure weither I read it or not. Is it something about colonisation of mars maybe?
2006, 02, 08 23:16
AiurZ
1984 was a really brilliant book.

"Altogether, I think we ought to read only books that bite and sting us. If the book does not shake us awake like a blow to the skull, why bother reading it in the first place? So that it can make us happy, as you put it? Good God, we'd be just as happy if we had no books at all; books that make us happy we could, in a pinch, also write ourselves. What we need are books that hit us like a most painful misfortune, like the death of someone we loved more than ourselves, that make us feel as though we had been banished to the woods, far from any human presence, like a suicide. A book must be the ax for the frozen sea within us. That is what I believe."


brave new world is another book thats like 1984, in that its a negative utopia. its a book about an entire society run by sex and drugs and their caste system. they take the natural man, a man from an imperfect world and they place him within their perfect world and he rejects it.
2006, 02, 08 23:49
epidiOn
Yeah they are very related. Personally, I didn't like 1984 much. Once I got into it I sort of just thought "okay already, I get it..."

I think my favorite book is Dune, followed by Ender's game, and then followed by The Power of One.

Anybody read these?
2006, 02, 08 23:57
inept
ender's game i thought was childish, and im 14 so thats saying something.
2006, 02, 09 00:00
epidiOn
To each his own then huh? :D.
modified by epidiOn
2006, 02, 09 00:03
AiurZ
i read enders game when i was really young (i think i was in 4th grade) and it was really good back then.

its a nice book, but i think the other 3 books of the quartet were more thought provoking and just better overall.
2006, 02, 09 00:56
epidiOn
Yeah... have you read Ender's Shadow and Shadow of the Hegemon? Those are great too.
2006, 02, 09 01:29
panschk[FP]
I read dune (only the first book, there were more than one right?), but this was at least 6 years ago so I don't remember too much. I just remember the bad guy was some gay pedophile fat dude and that spitting on the floor showed respect. Oh now I remember almost the whole story, it was some type of open end for the first book, but I did not feel like reading them all.
2006, 02, 09 02:46
panschk[FP]
problem with all those future society romans is that I can nor distinguish them. I remember Fahrenheid (guy montag anyone?^^), 1984, etc... I mix up the content of different books too much.

I read most of them in french, as my mother always gets me books to read...I never search for them myself;)

2006, 02, 09 02:53
epidiOn
Yeah... there are more Dune books, but I tried to read the second one and I didn't enjoy it much.

I loved the first one.

Has anyone read The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay? Really great book.
2006, 02, 09 02:54
Listoric
@ epidion

GIMPshop is the same thing like Adobe Photoshop, but it's freeware. Just search the net for GIMPshop or The Gimp.

Lovely tool, really :)
2006, 02, 09 03:37
epidiOn
Oh sweet. I'd never heard of it.
2006, 02, 09 04:39
flothefreak
i'm reading "the picture of dorian gray" atm (english). roxx.
2006, 02, 09 13:44
Spitfire
Yep. That's one of my favourite. Btw Lord of the Flies is obviously a good book.
2006, 02, 10 17:20
flothefreak
well, lis, make it like a friend and crack the 600-bucks-in-store-version of photoshop, so you canuse it for free :P
2006, 02, 10 18:46
Starparty
i did :P
2006, 02, 10 19:15
NastyMarine.
i make music.. ima beat maker i use fruity loops and i rap.. im in a group called gmb good money blood.. shit is poppin..

as for sports i play everything.

thats basically it
2006, 02, 10 22:09
panschk[FP]
my brother is rappin' too. Maybe sooner or later a online-cooperation could be done? Could be interesting:)
2006, 02, 10 23:49
epidiOn
If you guys have anything recorded I'd like to hear it.

I need to find somebody who raps and needs a drummer.
2006, 02, 11 02:22
nastymarine.
i got shit recorded and stuff on my myspace.com... ima uploading new shit soon but my regular (not music myspace) is myspace.com/nastaaay hit that up.. i have one song that plays wen u get on there so listen to it. take a look at that. i rap on it and shit too.
GMB good money blood yeah!
2006, 02, 11 06:52
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