lfnetwork.com mark read register faq members calendar

Thread: So... what are you reading right now?
Thread Tools Display Modes
Post a new thread. Add a reply to this thread. Indicate all threads in this forum as read. Subscribe to this forum. RSS feed: this forum RSS feed: all forums
Old 01-19-2010, 03:12 AM   #241
Darth Avlectus
If Sunday you're free...
 
Darth Avlectus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Why don't you come with me...
Posts: 4,275
Current Game: Poisoning pigeons in the park.
Finished
STAR WARS
Darth Bane: Dynasty of Evil for the second time.

Man, I tell ya. The life of secrecy and undermining the republic. Dark side magics. Quite a thing to behold.


We'll murder them all, amid laughter and merriment...except for the few we take home to experiment!

"I cant see S***! --YOU GO TO HELL!" --Tourettes guy
Darth Avlectus is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 01-19-2010, 11:26 AM   #242
Pavlos
Scruffy Englishman
 
Pavlos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: The real world/ivory towers
Posts: 1,974
Current Game: Viking Warrior Poets
I've been reading A.O. Lovejoy's The Great Chain of Being: A Study of the History of an Idea; his ideas on "monistic pathos", the delight human beings take in unifying opposites into one whole, are peculiarly fascinating.

Also rereading that most sinister of plays Macbeth:

She should have died hereafter;
There would have been time for such a word.
Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage,
And then is heard no more. It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing.

This sums it up in a suitably inadequate manner, I suppose:


StarWarsKnights.com -- News and features will be returning shortly...

I 'gin to be a-weary of the sun,
And wish the estate o' the world were now undone.

Last edited by Pavlos; 01-19-2010 at 11:32 AM.
Pavlos is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 02-08-2010, 07:30 PM   #243
Totenkopf
English spoken in What
 
Totenkopf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: What?
Posts: 4,787
Imperialist Meatbags Guild Member The Walking Carpets Guild Member Forum Veteran 
Just finished a book called Old Man's War* by John Scalzi. Pretty good read.

*http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Man%27s_War


Now, I want you to remember that no bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor, dumb bastard die for his country.---Patton

There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism.---Teddy Roosevelt

I never forget a face, but in your case I'll make an exception.---Groucho

And if you all get killed, I'll piss on your graves.---Shaman Urdnot

How would you like to own a little bit of my foot in your ass.---Red Foreman
Totenkopf is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 02-08-2010, 07:32 PM   #244
Te Darasuum Mandalor
Forumite
 
Te Darasuum Mandalor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: I be at Sea!
Posts: 688
Current Game: POTC: New Horizons
I'm about to start the book Dante's Inferno (Divine Comedy book 1) written in the year 1337.
Te Darasuum Mandalor is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 02-08-2010, 08:09 PM   #245
Pavlos
Scruffy Englishman
 
Pavlos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: The real world/ivory towers
Posts: 1,974
Current Game: Viking Warrior Poets
Quote:
Originally Posted by Te Darasuum Mandalor View Post
I'm about to start the book Dante's Inferno (Divine Comedy book 1) written in the year 1337.
Which translation are you using? Unless you're Italian, of course. >_<


StarWarsKnights.com -- News and features will be returning shortly...

I 'gin to be a-weary of the sun,
And wish the estate o' the world were now undone.
Pavlos is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 02-08-2010, 08:21 PM   #246
Te Darasuum Mandalor
Forumite
 
Te Darasuum Mandalor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: I be at Sea!
Posts: 688
Current Game: POTC: New Horizons
The English translation. I think there is a Video game comming out about it too. The bumber is that it is M and I don't care much for M rated games exept Halo and War Hammer: DOW
Te Darasuum Mandalor is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 02-08-2010, 08:39 PM   #247
HdVaderII
I am le sad.
 
HdVaderII's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Space. The final frontier.
Posts: 615
Current Game: Dark Forces. Yeah.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Te Darasuum Mandalor View Post
The English translation. I think there is a Video game comming out about it too. The bumber is that it is M and I don't care much for M rated games exept Halo and War Hammer: DOW
The bummer is that they've resorted to making good pieces of literature into what looks like a terrible game.


Are you one of those poor Macintosh gamers that are in the possession of Empire at War, yet because of the scarcity of Mac players out there you have nobody to play against? If you are, PM me if you want to set up a game.
HdVaderII is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 02-08-2010, 08:57 PM   #248
Jae Onasi
Antiquis temporibus, nati tibi similes in rupibus ventosissimis exponebantur ad necem
 
Jae Onasi's Avatar
 
Status: Super Moderator
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 10,916
Current Game: Guild Wars 2, VtMB, TOR
Alderaan News Holopics contributor Helpful! LucasCast staff Veteran Fan Fic Author 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pavlos View Post
Which translation are you using? Unless you're Italian, of course. >_<
Quote:
Originally Posted by Te Darasuum Mandalor View Post
The English translation.
I believe Pavlos is asking who translated it into English from the original Italian. Some translations are better than others.


From MST3K's spoof of "Hercules Unchained"--heard as Roman medic soldiers carry off an unconscious Greek Hercules on a 1950's Army green canvas stretcher: "Hi, we're IX-I-I. Did somebody dial IX-I-I?"

Read The Adventures of Jolee Bindo and see the amazing Peep Surgery
Story WIP: The Dragonfighters
My blog: Confessions of a Geeky Mom--Latest post: Security Alerts!
Love Star Trek AND gaming? Check out Lotus Fleet.

Jae Onasi is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 02-08-2010, 09:16 PM   #249
jrrtoken
Senior Member
 
jrrtoken's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 1,995
I'd have to say that this is one of the better translations, particularly since it includes rather verbose, comprehensive explanations for otherwise obscure 14th century Italian lore, as well as a myriad of maps, diagrams, etc. Don't bother yourself with the most recent "translation", since I don't have much faith in the historicity of the game to begin with, particularly the notion that Dante battle his pagan role models in Limbo.

I swear, soon we'll see Fahrenheit 451: THE GAME. Coming from the creators of Game of the Year God of War™ comes the epic adaptation of the greatest sci-fi novel of all time! Firefighter Guy Montag embarks upon an action-packed, gritty and mature quest against a future government, all armed with nothing but a flamethrower! Execute mind-blowing attacks and combos with a stunning arsenal of FIRE! Save the future of tomorrow... today! Plays best with NVidia™
jrrtoken is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 02-08-2010, 09:21 PM   #250
none223
Rookie
 
none223's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Command Deck of the Cuyan
Posts: 195
Current Game: Way to many to name
Gah! I hate Fahrenheit 451!!! We're reading it in English class....And I hate it.

For my own books, I'm reading the Battle of the Books books (its a competition about...books) and the Eulalia! by Brian Jaques, the latest book in the Redwall series.
none223 is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 02-08-2010, 09:45 PM   #251
JuniorModder
Junior Member
 
JuniorModder's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 371
Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers.

Amazing book so far. What makes it better is that my literary course for school is focused on LotR.

JM
JuniorModder is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 02-08-2010, 10:07 PM   #252
Pavlos
Scruffy Englishman
 
Pavlos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: The real world/ivory towers
Posts: 1,974
Current Game: Viking Warrior Poets
Quote:
I'd have to say that this is one of the better translations, particularly since it includes rather verbose, comprehensive explanations for otherwise obscure 14th century Italian lore, as well as a myriad of maps, diagrams, etc. Don't bother yourself with the most recent "translation", since I don't have much faith in the historicity of the game to begin with, particularly the notion that Dante battle his pagan role models in Limbo.
I can't read (classical) Italian (you'll have to forgive me that sin) so I can't talk in terms of accuracy but Allen Mandelbaum's translation for the Everyman's Library is beautiful in its clarity.

Quote:
Originally Posted by JuniorModder View Post
Amazing book so far. What makes it better is that my literary course for school is focused on LotR.
That's surprisingly progressive for a school course, I'm impressed. Are you looking at it in the light of Professor Tolkein the Mediaevalist at all? LotR chimes with many of the themes of Anglo-Saxon literature, from little things like his pilfering of middangeard (Middle-Earth; it's actually a Norse phrase, I think) to reading the entire thing as a warrior-Christ story. To convert the Saxons, the Christians used their own culture, transforming Christ into a warrior king, far from the peaceful figure who dies on the cross.

Ring = Original Sin. Frodo = Jesus. Quest = the Passion. Though that's naturally pared-down somewhat.

Part of Tolkein's aim in writing his book was to reconnect people with an English literary heritage which had been silenced by the "civilising" influence of classical and neo-classical mythology: who in Mercia reads about Wodan these days?

Speaking of mock-mediaeval settings: I'm hacking through Edmund Spenser's Faerie Queene at the moment. Nifty, I think sums it up.

And as she lookt about, she did behold,
How over that same dore was likewise writ,
Be bold, be bold, and every where Be bold,
That much she muz'd, yet could not construe it
By any ridling skill, or commune wit.
At last she spyde at that same roomes upper end,
Another yron dore, on which was writ,
Be not too bold.

Edit: Here's a rather disturbing video of a man who's far too enthusiastic reading from Beowulf, an Anglo-Saxon epic and a favourite of Tolkein. And perhaps easier to grasp: Chaucer's much later Canterbury Tales.


StarWarsKnights.com -- News and features will be returning shortly...

I 'gin to be a-weary of the sun,
And wish the estate o' the world were now undone.

Last edited by Pavlos; 02-08-2010 at 10:18 PM.
Pavlos is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 02-08-2010, 11:05 PM   #253
JuniorModder
Junior Member
 
JuniorModder's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 371
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pavlos View Post
That's surprisingly progressive for a school course, I'm impressed. Are you looking at it in the light of Professor Tolkein the Mediaevalist at all? LotR chimes with many of the themes of Anglo-Saxon literature, from little things like his pilfering of middangeard (Middle-Earth; it's actually a Norse phrase, I think) to reading the entire thing as a warrior-Christ story. To convert the Saxons, the Christians used their own culture, transforming Christ into a warrior king, far from the peaceful figure who dies on the cross.

Ring = Original Sin. Frodo = Jesus. Quest = the Passion. Though that's naturally pared-down somewhat.

Part of Tolkein's aim in writing his book was to reconnect people with an English literary heritage which had been silenced by the "civilising" influence of classical and neo-classical mythology: who in Mercia reads about Wodan these days?

Speaking of mock-mediaeval settings: I'm hacking through Edmund Spenser's Faerie Queene at the moment. Nifty, I think sums it up.

And as she lookt about, she did behold,
How over that same dore was likewise writ,
Be bold, be bold, and every where Be bold,
That much she muz'd, yet could not construe it
By any ridling skill, or commune wit.
At last she spyde at that same roomes upper end,
Another yron dore, on which was writ,
Be not too bold.

Edit: Here's a rather disturbing video of a man who's far too enthusiastic reading from Beowulf, an Anglo-Saxon epic and a favourite of Tolkein. And perhaps easier to grasp: Chaucer's much later Canterbury Tales.
Yeah it's very interesting. I love all of the allegories and metaphors Tolkien used. Tolkien must have been fascinating to know. Imagine sitting in on one of his readings of Beowulf. I read the Aeneid, and the Odyssey last year, and currently I'm reading Beowulf.

JM
JuniorModder is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 02-09-2010, 12:41 AM   #254
Jae Onasi
Antiquis temporibus, nati tibi similes in rupibus ventosissimis exponebantur ad necem
 
Jae Onasi's Avatar
 
Status: Super Moderator
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 10,916
Current Game: Guild Wars 2, VtMB, TOR
Alderaan News Holopics contributor Helpful! LucasCast staff Veteran Fan Fic Author 
I'm reading 'Confessor' by Terry Goodkind. It's the last book in the Sword of Truth series. All I can say is, thank God I didn't start reading this series when it first came out, because the last 2 books ended with massive cliff-hangers, a la The Empire Strikes Back. I wanted to wring George Lucas' neck for leaving Han Solo in limbo for 3 very long years, and I would have wanted to wring Goodkind's neck for leaving Kahlan in limbo through two entire books if I hadn't been able to pick up the next ones in the series right away.


From MST3K's spoof of "Hercules Unchained"--heard as Roman medic soldiers carry off an unconscious Greek Hercules on a 1950's Army green canvas stretcher: "Hi, we're IX-I-I. Did somebody dial IX-I-I?"

Read The Adventures of Jolee Bindo and see the amazing Peep Surgery
Story WIP: The Dragonfighters
My blog: Confessions of a Geeky Mom--Latest post: Security Alerts!
Love Star Trek AND gaming? Check out Lotus Fleet.

Jae Onasi is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 02-09-2010, 02:04 AM   #255
Sabretooth
鬼龍院皐月
 
Sabretooth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 9,365
10 year veteran! 
Quote:
Originally Posted by none223 View Post
Gah! I hate Fahrenheit 451!!! We're reading it in English class....And I hate it.
Burn it with a flamethrower, go back to watching American Idol.


Sabretooth is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 02-09-2010, 05:34 AM   #256
Darth Avlectus
If Sunday you're free...
 
Darth Avlectus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Why don't you come with me...
Posts: 4,275
Current Game: Poisoning pigeons in the park.
^^^ Heheh.
Currently Reading:
Local city gov't. audit on a neighbor's biz. "We just want to know if you've been stiffing us." Yeah right. It's been so dead here.


We'll murder them all, amid laughter and merriment...except for the few we take home to experiment!

"I cant see S***! --YOU GO TO HELL!" --Tourettes guy
Darth Avlectus is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 02-09-2010, 02:53 PM   #257
Te Darasuum Mandalor
Forumite
 
Te Darasuum Mandalor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: I be at Sea!
Posts: 688
Current Game: POTC: New Horizons
I am halfway through LOTR two towers. I also listened to a dramatized version on audio, slightly different actually.
Te Darasuum Mandalor is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 02-09-2010, 03:05 PM   #258
swphreak
My cabbages!!!
 
swphreak's Avatar
 
Status: Super Moderator
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 6,510
10 year veteran! Folder extraordinaire LFN Staff Member Forum Veteran 
I'm rereading the Cobra Trilogy by Timothy Zahn. Been ages since I read it. Apparenty, he wrote a 4th book recently. I'll be getting that soon.
swphreak is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 02-09-2010, 04:48 PM   #259
Te Darasuum Mandalor
Forumite
 
Te Darasuum Mandalor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: I be at Sea!
Posts: 688
Current Game: POTC: New Horizons
Beowulf was a great story. I still can't wait until I pick up a copy of KOTOR Destroyer. I heard it was the best one yet! Any comments on it?
Te Darasuum Mandalor is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 02-09-2010, 05:49 PM   #260
Bob Lion54
Jr. Malkavian Detective
 
Bob Lion54's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: On the case! Both my minds!
Posts: 2,103
Forum Veteran Helpful! 
I'm reading the Drizzt books by R.A. Salvatore. Currently, I'm on The Two Swords.

Great books. I can't seem to put them down.


Bob Lion54 is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 02-09-2010, 10:08 PM   #261
Samuel Dravis
 
Samuel Dravis's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 4,973
Quote:
Originally Posted by StarWarsPhreak View Post
I'm rereading the Cobra Trilogy by Timothy Zahn. Been ages since I read it. Apparenty, he wrote a 4th book recently. I'll be getting that soon.
Those were fun. If you haven't read his The Icarus Hunt, try that one too.


"Words are deeds." - Wittgenstein
Samuel Dravis is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 02-09-2010, 11:47 PM   #262
LordOfTheFish
Senior Member
 
LordOfTheFish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: USA
Posts: 2,724
Current Game: Tomb Raider
Forum Veteran 
Just started reading "The Road" by Cormac McCarthy. Quite interesting so far, even though it's rather slow in the beginning. Also reading "Wayne Rooney: My Story" which is quite self explanatory.

LordOfTheFish is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 02-10-2010, 08:07 AM   #263
Te Darasuum Mandalor
Forumite
 
Te Darasuum Mandalor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: I be at Sea!
Posts: 688
Current Game: POTC: New Horizons
I am also reading a book called Master Cornhill which is about an orphan living in late 17th centry London. Its quite good and has quite a few plot twists.
Te Darasuum Mandalor is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 02-10-2010, 06:28 PM   #264
jrrtoken
Senior Member
 
jrrtoken's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 1,995
Quote:
Originally Posted by LordOfTheFish View Post
Just started reading "The Road" by Cormac McCarthy. Quite interesting so far, even though it's rather slow in the beginning.
It's quite good, to say the least. It's... rather dismal at times, but it's post-apoc, so what else can you expect?

No Country for Old Men is also quite interesting, also from McCarthy.
jrrtoken is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 02-10-2010, 07:03 PM   #265
Te Darasuum Mandalor
Forumite
 
Te Darasuum Mandalor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: I be at Sea!
Posts: 688
Current Game: POTC: New Horizons
I think after I finish inferno I will read paradise lost by Milton.
Te Darasuum Mandalor is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 02-10-2010, 07:12 PM   #266
Astor
It's Thornhill!
 
Astor's Avatar
 
Status: Super Moderator
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Warwickshire, UK
Posts: 3,632
Current Game: The Old Republic
LFN Staff Member Forum Veteran Helpful! 
Royal Flash by George MacDonald Fraser.

I love the entire series, charting Harry Flashman's latest adventures as he flees, fights and fornicates his way through ever greater peril, but Royal Flash is my favourite.






Astor is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 02-11-2010, 06:37 PM   #267
LordOfTheFish
Senior Member
 
LordOfTheFish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: USA
Posts: 2,724
Current Game: Tomb Raider
Forum Veteran 
Quote:
Originally Posted by PastramiX View Post
It's quite good, to say the least. It's... rather dismal at times, but it's post-apoc, so what else can you expect?

No Country for Old Men is also quite interesting, also from McCarthy.
I totally agree. It's kept me on the edge of my seat throughout! I'm only 107 pages in and the thing I think this book lacks the most is length. It is ridiculously short!

LordOfTheFish is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 02-11-2010, 07:52 PM   #268
Darth InSidious
A handful of dust.
 
Darth InSidious's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: The Eleven-Day Empire
Posts: 5,778
Current Game: KotOR II
This Town Will Never Let Us Go by Lawrence Miles - the first novel in Miles' series concerning Faction Paradox, the time-travelling voodoo cult that crops up throughout his work in one form or another (and who, according to this one, don't exist), it's an interesting book.

There are five 'chapters', each divided into 60 sections (numbered 0-59), which in itself is an interesting choice. I've got through the first "chapter" so far; the written style is deceptively simplistic, and at times conveys a real feeling of creeping horror; the characters so far are peculiarly believable grotesques. Certainly intriguing so far, though I'm not quite sure how the various subplots are going to tie together.

The Book of the War, edited by Lawrence Miles - a pseudo-encyclopaedia of the first 50 years of the War in Heaven (in which the aforementioned Faction Paradox plays an ambivalent and often minor role); so far I've got to 'B', and there's certainly no shortage of interesting ideas so far.



Works-In-Progress
~
Mods Released
~
Quid existis in desertum videre?
Darth InSidious is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 02-11-2010, 10:44 PM   #269
Det. Bart Lasiter
obama.png
 
Det. Bart Lasiter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: `(•.°)~
Posts: 7,997
Current Game: all
Forum Veteran LF Jester 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Te Darasuum Mandalor View Post
I think after I finish inferno I will read paradise lost by Milton.
there is no reason you should put yourself through that just to appear well read



"No, Mama. You can bet your sweet ass and half a titty whoever put that hit on you already got the cops in their back pocket." ~Black Dynamite
Det. Bart Lasiter is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 02-11-2010, 11:22 PM   #270
Ghost
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: in your head
Posts: 478
Current Game: NBA 2k11
right now in my English class I am reading the Giver by Lois Lowry, very interesting, yet wierd, book so far
Ghost is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 02-11-2010, 11:34 PM   #271
Darth Avlectus
If Sunday you're free...
 
Darth Avlectus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Why don't you come with me...
Posts: 4,275
Current Game: Poisoning pigeons in the park.
^^^I read that a long time ago. Interesting take on the future, and humanity quite frankly. Same thing, read it for english class.


We'll murder them all, amid laughter and merriment...except for the few we take home to experiment!

"I cant see S***! --YOU GO TO HELL!" --Tourettes guy
Darth Avlectus is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 02-12-2010, 09:41 PM   #272
Pavlos
Scruffy Englishman
 
Pavlos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: The real world/ivory towers
Posts: 1,974
Current Game: Viking Warrior Poets
Quote:
Originally Posted by JuniorModder View Post
Yeah it's very interesting. I love all of the allegories and metaphors Tolkien used. Tolkien must have been fascinating to know. Imagine sitting in on one of his readings of Beowulf. I read the Aeneid, and the Odyssey last year, and currently I'm reading Beowulf.
If you can get a hold of them then his essays on medieval literature, some of which are collected in the widely-available The Monsters and the Critics, are really rather worth reading. He's essentially the man responsible for ripping Beowulf out of the hands of the hands of humourless Historians and restoring it to its rightful place as a work of great creative genius: others had realised it before him (Tennyson and Hopkins leap to mind) but he's the first to argue it so convincingly. "Beowulf: The Monsters and the Critics" is still probably the most influential essay on the poem.

It's really rather worth putting the effort into learning Old English and reading the poem itself. As Professor Tolkien himself says, it isn't a very difficult language to learn, the similarities with modern English are really rather staggering; once you get over how strange it can look on the page, at least. Professor C.S. Lewis, a critic who was of the utmost common sense, once said that to be unable to read Old English was to miss a corpus of poetry which, while so much Renaissance neo-classicism may have faded into effete and useless ornament, still speaks to man's soul: the Northern spirit of fighting on against the odds because it is the right thing to do.

Here's some Aelfric to show how easy it is to pick some of this stuff up:

Renas cumað of ðære lyft [...] Seo lyft liccað ond atyhð wætan of ealre eorðan ond of ðære sæ [...] ond þonne heo ne mæg mare aberan, þonne fealð hit adune

ð = a hard "th", as in "that"
þ = a soft "th", as in "thorn"
æ = "a" as in "bat"
y = "u" as in "pull"
g at beginning/end = "y" as in "yes"

Show spoiler


Poetry's harder than that but it's still easier than, say, learning Latin.


StarWarsKnights.com -- News and features will be returning shortly...

I 'gin to be a-weary of the sun,
And wish the estate o' the world were now undone.
Pavlos is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 02-12-2010, 09:52 PM   #273
Totenkopf
English spoken in What
 
Totenkopf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: What?
Posts: 4,787
Imperialist Meatbags Guild Member The Walking Carpets Guild Member Forum Veteran 
Thanks for the spoiler, it helped.


Now, I want you to remember that no bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor, dumb bastard die for his country.---Patton

There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism.---Teddy Roosevelt

I never forget a face, but in your case I'll make an exception.---Groucho

And if you all get killed, I'll piss on your graves.---Shaman Urdnot

How would you like to own a little bit of my foot in your ass.---Red Foreman
Totenkopf is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 02-12-2010, 10:42 PM   #274
Lord Foley
Junior Member
 
Lord Foley's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Pittsburgh
Posts: 335
Just started The Scarlet Letter, I've heard bad things. I'll let you know.


"Everything I tell you is a lie. Every question I ask you is a trick. You will find no truth in me."
―Vergere to Jacen Solo
Lord Foley is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 02-16-2010, 02:12 PM   #275
ChAiNz.2da
Leave Everything to Me!
 
ChAiNz.2da's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Tennessee (USA)
Posts: 6,848
Taking a step-down from all the "serious" reading lately.. I wanted a little light reading for a change... these books are hilarious (and aimed at a much lower target age..seriously 9-12 stuff.. but I digress).

Andy Griffith's "Butt" series.

Kid humor, fart jokes, plus any book that uses not only buttcano BUT crapalanche as well... well my peepz, this series is golden.

I love them (seriously). Raunchy but not "over the top". Mostly gross humor or typical kid playground stuff. Good for a laugh

Going to start Pride and Prejudice and Zombies next. Been holding out long enough now.. so I'm looking forward to it.


"Eagles May Soar, But Weasels Don't Get Sucked Into Jet Engines"


| Mods (FF) (DS) | Folding | SWK.com | FB: (LF) (Me) | Steam | The Herd |
ChAiNz.2da is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 02-16-2010, 03:02 PM   #276
Jae Onasi
Antiquis temporibus, nati tibi similes in rupibus ventosissimis exponebantur ad necem
 
Jae Onasi's Avatar
 
Status: Super Moderator
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 10,916
Current Game: Guild Wars 2, VtMB, TOR
Alderaan News Holopics contributor Helpful! LucasCast staff Veteran Fan Fic Author 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lord Foley View Post
Just started The Scarlet Letter, I've heard bad things. I'll let you know.
It's a very interesting look at guilt, sin, human nature, and hypocrisy. Is it an adventure story? No. However, the tension between the various characters is quite well done. It's one of those books that you appreciate later on after gaining more life experience.

@ChAiNz--you need to check out the Captain Underpants series. With titles like 'Captain Underpants and the Perilous Plot of Professor Poopypants', you can't lose.


From MST3K's spoof of "Hercules Unchained"--heard as Roman medic soldiers carry off an unconscious Greek Hercules on a 1950's Army green canvas stretcher: "Hi, we're IX-I-I. Did somebody dial IX-I-I?"

Read The Adventures of Jolee Bindo and see the amazing Peep Surgery
Story WIP: The Dragonfighters
My blog: Confessions of a Geeky Mom--Latest post: Security Alerts!
Love Star Trek AND gaming? Check out Lotus Fleet.


Last edited by Jae Onasi; 02-16-2010 at 03:09 PM.
Jae Onasi is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 02-16-2010, 10:52 PM   #277
LordOfTheFish
Senior Member
 
LordOfTheFish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: USA
Posts: 2,724
Current Game: Tomb Raider
Forum Veteran 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jae Onasi View Post
@ChAiNz--you need to check out the Captain Underpants series. With titles like 'Captain Underpants and the Perilous Plot of Professor Poopypants', you can't lose.
I'll have to agree! I read those books in elementary school, classic stuff. The "Flip-O-Rama" parts are great too.

LordOfTheFish is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 02-17-2010, 12:43 AM   #278
HdVaderII
I am le sad.
 
HdVaderII's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Space. The final frontier.
Posts: 615
Current Game: Dark Forces. Yeah.
I went to the local bookstore today on one of those occasional book splurges. Picked up a pretty diverse collection of books, including The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand, a book on American President Andrew Jackson, called American Lion, Dexter Filkins' The Forever War, about the war in Iraq, and The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad.

With so many of them, it's a trouble deciding which to pick up first!


Are you one of those poor Macintosh gamers that are in the possession of Empire at War, yet because of the scarcity of Mac players out there you have nobody to play against? If you are, PM me if you want to set up a game.
HdVaderII is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 02-17-2010, 07:06 AM   #279
Totenkopf
English spoken in What
 
Totenkopf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: What?
Posts: 4,787
Imperialist Meatbags Guild Member The Walking Carpets Guild Member Forum Veteran 
Quote:
Originally Posted by HdVaderII View Post
...The Forever War ....
Also a book of the same name by Joe Haldeman. If you haven't already read it, you should give it a look.


Now, I want you to remember that no bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor, dumb bastard die for his country.---Patton

There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism.---Teddy Roosevelt

I never forget a face, but in your case I'll make an exception.---Groucho

And if you all get killed, I'll piss on your graves.---Shaman Urdnot

How would you like to own a little bit of my foot in your ass.---Red Foreman
Totenkopf is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 02-17-2010, 03:44 PM   #280
Alexrd
Senior Member
 
Alexrd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Portugal
Posts: 2,172
Current Game: UEFA Euro 2004
Forum Veteran LF Jester 
Just finished reading "Watchmen", once more.

Next book will be "Dracula". A book I haven't read years ago.
Alexrd is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Post a new thread. Add a reply to this thread. Indicate all threads in this forum as read. Subscribe to this forum. RSS feed: this forum RSS feed: all forums
Go Back   LucasForums > Network > Knights of the Old Republic > Community > Ahto Spaceport Cantina > So... what are you reading right now?

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:50 PM.

LFNetwork, LLC ©2002-2011 - All rights reserved.
Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.