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  1. Ακολούθησα ένα δέντρο

    There isn't a word, at least that I know of, to describe the emotion you feel when, after having circled through time, you enter a familiar room and encounter a familiar child - skinny, freckled,...
  2. Details, abstractions, sensations.

    Why I can't give a sensible name to a reflections thread?

    Now, as ever, I come here with only a vague urge to express something. Scattering letters on the page like grains of rice, and wiping them...
  3. Ακολούθησα ένα δέντρο. (I followed a tree.)

    It's the third day of our week-long semester break. An ordinary day. I went out into the yard to watch the blossoms falling from the cherry tree. They fall so nicely. The sun shone mawkishly, I felt...
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    Re: A Memory of Light - Spoiler thread

    I cringed my way through the first few pages before giving up. This was a few weeks ago, and I hadn't even thought about the book again until I came here today. So I happily set about reading...
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    Re: the song you are listening to at the moment

    After reading this I clicked on the link just to see if it liked my browser...
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    Re: What are YOU doing?

    We like to hang out in little groups and poke things with sticks. You can join my group if you like. I'll even break off some of my stick for you to use, at least until you find your own.
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    Re: Toughlove or Sympathy?

    In short, yes. I know we tend to think of choices as the result of free-will or self-determination, but for me it seems as though people are rather at the mercy of their own instinctive or...
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    Sticky: Poll: Re: Random Stuff & Nonsense

    Wait, are you sure you want to do that? I read somewhere that study is detrimental to procrastination.
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    Re: The etc.

    1. pain is time. memory is an inverse hell.

    The first thing to do, thinks Gorax, is to get Yuvna out of her house. Since Yuvna is her house, she must be got out of herself.

    Gorax was mad...
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    Re: The etc.

    The sound of the rain falls through the ceiling. It passes through Yuvna and through the mattress and through the carpet and disappears into the earth. Likewise echoes of the wind pass through the...
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    Re: What are you reading?

    Le Rouge et le Noir. Not difficult at all, trust me. Proust sez he wrote badly. Och. Julien anyway is a fascinating character, conceived before 3D implied a sham consistency or mere confusion of...
  12. Thread: aSoIaF Discussion

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    Re: aSoIaF Discussion

    I might have said something like that. Around episodes 5-6 I started to really enjoy it. Either my standards slipped or the show improved, I don't know which. I still don't really like Daenerys, but...
  13. Thread: aSoIaF Discussion

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    Re: aSoIaF Discussion

    Is no one else reading A Dance of Dragons? My copy arrived yesterday, almost done now. I wont breathe a word about it, but pages 696-699, oh man, soooooo good. Other pages as well, but those are the...
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    Pandora's Vox | Xenogenesis

    I must fail. I must relent. And I must forget.


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    All that remains of Yuvna now is the outline of her handprint on the glass. The bones that do not belong to her, never belonged to her,...
  15. Thread: The Rant Room

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    Re: The Rant Room

    Take heed, Anita! You need to develop coping strategies so that you can accommodate the idiots in your life without becoming enraged, otherwise you will certainly die of apoplexia. Try to remember...
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    Sticky: Poll: Re: Random Stuff & Nonsense

    Apart from the layout of the page, you'll most likely have to fix the tone of your article as well, as it's a little too subjective/colloquial. Also the timeline is a little vague, and personally I...
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    Footnotes, Alterations, & Omissions

    Yuvna spoke from experience, not blind opposition. Forty-four years ago she had led a mission comprised of herself, thirty-three standard bearers, twenty-two blind philosophers, eighty-eight monks...
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    I'm Wiki-binging again. :D "Damselfly nymphs...

    I'm Wiki-binging again. :D


    "Damselfly nymphs breathe through external gills on the abdomen, while dragonfly nymphs respire through an organ in their rectum."


    "Orthopterans are the only...
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    The Soft Parts of the Animal

    Specific details about the anatomy of Yuvna were not well known until a few days ago, when the Author published a general study on the subject. I will summarise:

    Yuvna has a long extensible snout...
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    Re: the leg biting the chair back

    Today I discovered Chopins' Nocturne No. 18 - Opus 62 in E, which I have heard a hundred times before. I think it's something about the contrast between tedium and chaos in it that caught my...
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    Re: the song you are listening to at the moment

    Huh. I have a bunch of their albums on my computer because Lyle made me get them for him. He didn't sum them up as succinctly or as me-provokingly as you though, so I might actually have a listen to...
  22. Thread: aSoIaF Discussion

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    Re: aSoIaF Discussion

    Spiders have fur, of a sort. Look at these gorgeous fellas.
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    My mother also mentioned, after reading the date...

    My mother also mentioned, after reading the date August, 1913 on the back of one of my books, that I seemed to her like somebody from that time. In my mothers' mind people from 1913 spent a lot more...
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    My mother came today to bring me a bottle of red...

    My mother came today to bring me a bottle of red wine as a late Easter gift, and took away with her the Kafka that was sitting on my desk. I shouldn't have let her take it since I was part way...
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    Swimming in the bay are four hungry black whales....

    Swimming in the bay are four hungry black whales. They are so hungry that they've been eating driftwood. They have eaten their own faces. Eight empty eye sockets follow longingly the gulls who perch...
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