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Re: What's Your Hurdle?

Post  Hayden_Bloom on Wed Apr 29, 2009 3:18 pm

I think that Jennings has talent, I would love it if we could have a British Spike Jonze, which is who he reminds me of, so I'll support all of his work.
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Re: What's Your Hurdle?

Post  JonnyBoy on Wed Apr 29, 2009 6:53 pm

Mandi wrote:I am also a fan of Zoey. She just seems so interesting.

Have you heard her in her sing? She is part of a duo called She & Him
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/She_&_Him

I really like her voice and I do think their album is quite good, albeit feeling quite samey.

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Re: What's Your Hurdle?

Post  Ultact on Wed Apr 29, 2009 8:08 pm

Mandi wrote:I am also a fan of Zoey. She just seems so interesting.

I like her as well but she hasn't made the best of film choices. The Happening for one and I thought she was one of the weakest parts of Tin Man. She could have been so much better in that role, but who knows it could be down to bad directing (Sci-fi ((SYFY))original). pale

Once again Alan Rickman is the best part of whatever movie he is in.
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Re: What's Your Hurdle?

Post  kumarhk on Thu Apr 30, 2009 2:36 am

Jakob wrote:In highschool I lived on Red Dwarf and Hitchhikers Guide. Then, I don't know when, entirely lost the ability to find either amusing. Discworld audiobooks, on the otherhand, I can't get enough of. Which doesn't make sense.
Shocked I need my Hitchhiker's Guide fix at least once a month, be it in book, audiobook or radio show form. I think it's an addiction.

Discworld is a BIG hurdle for me, though.
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Re: What's Your Hurdle?

Post  Roundapanda on Thu Apr 30, 2009 12:36 pm

kumarhk wrote:Discworld is a BIG hurdle for me, though.

I'm really surprised at that! I liked the Wee Free men, and the only reason I didn't read Hatful of sky is because OOTP came out an I forgot it existed Razz

But I like Terry Pratchett, the Books of the nomes, Truckers, Diggers, Wings, are brilliant Smile
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Re: What's Your Hurdle?

Post  cohnee on Thu Apr 30, 2009 1:52 pm

I'm a big Prachett fan. I've just finished his latest novel Nation (a non-Discworld) and it's excellent. Though it's not set in this universe, those no fantastical elements to it, and the humour takes more of back seat.

You really don't have to start from the beginning with the Discworlds. It breaks down into different story arcs/groups, as well as books that don't really belong to any one group. The City Watch series is probably my favourite but I've yet to read bad Prachett book.
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Re: What's Your Hurdle?

Post  Jakob on Thu Apr 30, 2009 2:12 pm

I like the Death books. At least the two I read. Mort and Reaperman. I stopped following Discworld several (a dozen?) years ago when they started to feel a bit samey.
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Re: What's Your Hurdle?

Post  Marius on Thu Apr 30, 2009 3:02 pm

I like Pratchett, and Good Omens is one of my all time faves, but I just can't get into the Discworld stuff. I've read a few of them and while they aren't exactly painful, they don't inspire me to read more either.
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Re: What's Your Hurdle?

Post  Roundapanda on Thu Apr 30, 2009 3:08 pm

Oh! I've been dying to read Good Omens for ages! I really need to plough through my ever increasing stack of books I need to read before I get a copy
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Re: What's Your Hurdle?

Post  ori-STUDFARM on Thu Apr 30, 2009 4:49 pm

Discworld novels are okay, there's just sooo many of them. I tried to collect them all, but I'm sure he was writing them faster than I could read them. I have a lot.....but theres a lot more out there....and I've stopped buying 'em! Also, I find sections of them very long winded. Apart from Colour of Magic, Light Fantastic and Mort. They're perfect from start to end
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Re: What's Your Hurdle?

Post  kumarhk on Fri May 01, 2009 12:48 am

My Discworld hurdle is similar to my former Star Trek hurdle. Where do I start? Does it ever end? Which bit is good?

Then again, I have read every single Shannara book (except Gypsy Morph, the latest one).
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Re: What's Your Hurdle?

Post  cohnee on Fri May 01, 2009 7:41 am

kumarhk wrote:My Discworld hurdle is similar to my former Star Trek hurdle. Where do I start? Does it ever end? Which bit is good?

Your thinking about it in the wrong way. They're not one big series, more lots of different stories that take place in the same Universe. Trying to read all of them in one go is just impossible. You can start from the beginning, but it really doesn't matter, each book is complete self contained story (with one or two exceptions). Some do follow on from the others, but I've rarely felt lost when reading one that actually takes place after one I've already read.

If your looking for a Discworld book to dip your toes into the universe, I'd say Wyrd Sisters. It's a sort of parody of Macbeth, but alot funnier than that sounds, and you don't need to have seen/read Macbeth to enjoy it. Small Gods is another favourite of mine that is completely seperate from the other stories *, and is probably one of the best fictional novels I've read that deals with religion.


* Though elements from this book trickle in the some of the later books, but not in an important way.
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Re: What's Your Hurdle?

Post  yohan on Fri May 01, 2009 1:40 pm

Lord of the Rings.

Graphic novels.
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Re: What's Your Hurdle?

Post  Mandi on Fri May 01, 2009 1:54 pm

Lord of the Rings? Why for?
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Re: What's Your Hurdle?

Post  Roundapanda on Fri May 01, 2009 1:58 pm

Mandi wrote:Lord of the Rings? Why for?

It's a hurdle for me too.
Every time I pick it up, I can't get into the style and I think "There's three more books of this"
and at that point the book goes down.

I know people have read them when they were MUCH younger than me, but fucking hell they are soooo hard to read.
Soooo hard
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Re: What's Your Hurdle?

Post  yohan on Fri May 01, 2009 2:05 pm

There's the stream of LOTR related things we had, as well as my general lack of interest in fantasy novels. It also takes me a long time to get into something with that kind of fandom. I didn't really care for the movies either, which put me off some more.
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Re: What's Your Hurdle?

Post  Hayden_Bloom on Sat May 02, 2009 2:55 pm

I read the trilogy once, and I have no plans to ever pick it up again. It was certainly an interesting book to read from an educational standpoint, at the age of eight it really widened my vocabulary. Now, I'd rather watch the films, they have the guy from The Goonies in them.
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Re: What's Your Hurdle?

Post  Roundapanda on Sat May 02, 2009 3:47 pm

I think I got over my FanArt hurdle Smile

There's no hope for me
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Re: What's Your Hurdle?

Post  Jakob on Sat May 02, 2009 4:25 pm

Please elaborate, Rounda.
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Re: What's Your Hurdle?

Post  Roundapanda on Sat May 02, 2009 4:39 pm

Jakob wrote:Please elaborate, Rounda.

On the Getting over the fan art or there being no hope for me?

Over the fan art - I found some stuff that wasn't crappy anime style drawings! And some funny stuff, yay! Smutty stuff still freaks me out though

There being no hope for me - no hope of ever not being a crazed fan girl.
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Re: What's Your Hurdle?

Post  ori-STUDFARM on Sat May 02, 2009 4:59 pm

Hayden_Bloom wrote:I read the trilogy once, and I have no plans to ever pick it up again. It was certainly an interesting book to read from an educational standpoint, at the age of eight it really widened my vocabulary. Now, I'd rather watch the films, they have the guy from The Goonies in them.

That means that your LOTR world has no place for Tom Bombardier or Barrow Whites or anything.... Sad
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Re: What's Your Hurdle?

Post  Marius on Sat May 02, 2009 6:26 pm

Um, that's Tom Bombadil. study
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Re: What's Your Hurdle?

Post  ori-STUDFARM on Sat May 02, 2009 6:28 pm

Must admit, been a while since I read it.... Embarassed
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Re: What's Your Hurdle?

Post  Roundapanda on Sat May 02, 2009 6:28 pm

It still kills both my parents thy left Tom Bombadil out of the film

Edit: O! my 100th post Very Happy
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Re: What's Your Hurdle?

Post  Jakob on Sat May 02, 2009 6:30 pm

I never cared for Bombadil. Good riddance, I say. Good riddance.
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