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FullbringIchigo

@KALofKRYPTON sadly for the time being it is

There was nothing wrong with the way FFXIII was, ALL the FF games before it were linear too they hid it better

50 MINUTES OF FFXV POCKET EDITION HD GAMEPLAY: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWbjRhIumxs

"Tea Earl Grey HOT!"

NEW AVATAR!!!!

KALofKRYPTON

@FullbringIchigo It's just such a silly thing though... I know it's Star Trek and inherently silly and all of that - but it's really based on the stupidest reasoning!

PSN: KALofKRYPTON (so you can see how often I don't play anything!)

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"Fate: Protects fools, little children, and ships named Enterprise." - Cmdr William T. Riker

FullbringIchigo

@KALofKRYPTON i'm trying not to think about it too much really, if i switch of that part of my brain that cares about continuity then i can watch Discovery fine

anyway on topic, i'm reading the novelisation of The Last Jedi and it explains things much better than the film did but it still has loads of plot holes and unnecessary characters

There was nothing wrong with the way FFXIII was, ALL the FF games before it were linear too they hid it better

50 MINUTES OF FFXV POCKET EDITION HD GAMEPLAY: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWbjRhIumxs

"Tea Earl Grey HOT!"

NEW AVATAR!!!!

KALofKRYPTON

@FullbringIchigo I had always planned to read the Aftermath book before TFA but read some shocking reviews so left alone.
It does apparently go in to why there is a need for any 'resistance' post ROTJ - as the intervening books flesh out quite a lot elsewhere.

They've ruined potential for using the Timothy Zahn post ROTJ trilogy (Heir to the Empire, Dark Force Rising and The Last Command) anyway... so there's not much point reading any of the others. (He wrote two more set after The Last Command that were bizarrely terrible).

PSN: KALofKRYPTON (so you can see how often I don't play anything!)

Twitter: @KALofKRYPTON (at your own risk, I don't care if you're offended)

"Fate: Protects fools, little children, and ships named Enterprise." - Cmdr William T. Riker

draco_n_ecliptic

Anyone read any philosophy?

I'll show you the life of the mind.

Kidfried

@draco-n-eliptic1 I have read a lot of philosophy in the past couple years, but these days I find them a little too demanding sometimes. How so?

Wind's howling.

draco_n_ecliptic

@Kidfried I'd like to tackle Kant's Critique of Pure Reason, but that is said to be one of the harder works of philosophy, I enjoyed Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, well, I enjoyed the philosophical sections in that book a lot more than the sentimental father and son ones. Can you recommend something in between the two?

I'll show you the life of the mind.

JJ-Firl

@draco-n-eliptic1 Well you're about to tackle one of the works that changed and shaped Western Philosophy so it will be quite consuming. (Basic) knowledge of rationalism (think Leibniz and Wolff) and the works of René Descartes will be quite helpful.

Glad to see the interest on this forum. I love reading philosophy (especially regarding ethics, religion and politics), thinking and talking about it with friends and strangers. It helps a lot in understanding the world and most importantly yourself.

pastel days & neon nights

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draco_n_ecliptic

@JJ-Firl What do you think about the idea that all our values are socially constructed?

I'll show you the life of the mind.

Dichotomy

To lower the tone, I haven't been reading any of that existential philosophy bobbins, but I have finished the Wayward Pines Trilogy since last time. I then moved on to the first two books in the Mangle Street Murders series and am currently reading Jurassic Park to see how it differs from the film. Not sure what will be next on the list.

Dichotomy

JJ-Firl

@draco-n-eliptic1 Very interesting question. Got a couple of hours?

That's the stuff people write whole books about. I don't think this is the time and place to discuss this but feel free to add me on PSN if you want to talk about it (or, y'know, play some games )

pastel days & neon nights

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PSN: JJ-firl

KALofKRYPTON

I'm back in The Wheel of Time (Book 7) - seems to have a little more urgency to the first 80 pages or so. Good sign.

@Dichotomy I'd recommend First Blood if you're looking for a good movie adapted book. It's a cracking read. Short too.

PSN: KALofKRYPTON (so you can see how often I don't play anything!)

Twitter: @KALofKRYPTON (at your own risk, I don't care if you're offended)

"Fate: Protects fools, little children, and ships named Enterprise." - Cmdr William T. Riker

draco_n_ecliptic

Currently reading The Dragons of Eden by Carl Sagan

I'll show you the life of the mind.

Patricius

Chapman's Iliad. A true classic of English verse.

Patricius

Dichotomy

So, since last month I've read through
Just One Damned Thing After Another (Was OK, not sure if I'll continue with the series though)
The Undead: Part 1 (wasn't expecting much, but was an enjoyably light read)
Lock In (Interesting idea and an enjoyable shortish book)
Dark Matter (by the guy who did Wayward Pines, I thought this was better)
And I've almost finished Extinct from the Extracted Series (Entertaining, but they're taking the time travel thing a bit far in this one).

Dichotomy

dellyrascal

Doctor Socrates by Andrew Downie, pretty cool, tells the story of Brasilian legend Socrates early years, career and how he helped in the movement for change when the military regime were in power, with the Corinthians Democracy.

I stood there chattering in excitement, like a necrophile at a bus crash....

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Krest_arisen

I'm currently re-reading the fall of constantinople (ever since school) because it's the 654th anniversary..also reading joe abercrombie's shattered seas series, currently at half the world.

Krest_arisen

TyronP

I have started reading The Lyra Novels By Patricia C. Wrede last week.

TyronP

Elodin

@Krest_arisen ahh Joe Abercrombie. Great writer. Fun stories.

On that vain, I was wondering, What is everyone's favorite fantasy book or author?

For me it is Patrick Rothfuss "King Killer" series. NAME OF THE WIND and WISE MANS FEAR are two of best books I have ever read. His prose is amazing. Honorable mention would be Brandon Sanderson. Loving the Way of Kings series.

Elodin

Th3solution

@Elodin Yeah, I think I may have mentioned on this thread a while back about my love for Rothfuss and Sanderson. Excellent choices. The only issue with Pat Rothfuss is - where is Part 3, Doors of Stone?! Yeesh, we’ve been waiting forever! It’s the equivalent of what we were discussing in the other thread about games in development hell. This conclusion to the trilogy has been in “writing hell” for a while. But I am interested in the rumors of a movie and a TV series of the Kingkiller Chronicles.

As for Sanderson, the dude is the opposite of Rothfuss in that he churns out books like there’s no tomorrow! I haven’t been able to keep up! I haven’t read the last book in the Reckoners series, which would be a quick read if I ever just got around to it. I’m curious how it concludes. It’s more low-brow superhero fiction, but a fun read anyway. But the epic Way of Kings series (actually I think it’s called “The Stormlight Archive”) is really what I’m more interested in and I need to get on with reading the 3rd book that recently came out Oathbringer. It’s just those books are tomes, they’re so long! The first 2 books of the series were excellent though. I enjoyed the Mistborn series too but haven’t gotten around to the second trilogy in that world, the one that starts with The Alloy of Law. Like I said, Sanderson is so prolific that I can’t keep up.

My third favorite author is Robin Hobb. If you haven’t tried her, she writes a very similar style of these other two guys. The Assassin’s series is wonderful and I’m currently reading “The Tawny Man” trilogy. Thus, why I haven’t gotten to Oathbringer yet.

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