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Stephi_B 10-14-2007 10:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by craig johnston (Post 364848)
is your online personality a true reflection of your real self?

Yes, I think so. Am not overly good at pretending (consciously or unconsciously), neither on- nor offline.


New question for Oct 14th 2007:

What do you think is your 1) best and 2) worst quality?




My answer:
1) forgive others relatively easy
2) stubbornness

trisherina 10-14-2007 12:12 PM

1) perserverance, always
2) when it becomes ruthlessness

xfox 10-14-2007 12:33 PM

friendly

overly friendly

T.I.P. 10-14-2007 12:57 PM

1) adaptability
2) instability

Tunesmith 10-14-2007 01:01 PM

1) curiosity
2) insecurity

Damn, I missed the coolest question of the day ? yet...

craig johnston 10-14-2007 01:32 PM

modesty

arrogance

brightpearl 10-14-2007 04:19 PM

tenacious/stubborn

really it's just the one quality in yin and yang forms
actually several people have responded similarly...

Frieda 10-14-2007 05:41 PM

a big heart
sloth

lukkucairi 10-14-2007 05:59 PM

1) kind
2) self-doubting

or maybe

1) driven
2) stubborn

or maybe

1) intelligent
2) hasty

don't these things come in natural dyads?

Anna 10-14-2007 06:19 PM

reasonable/apathtic

zero 10-15-2007 07:02 AM

.

question of the day ? for monday 15th october:

- [requires FLASH]
how did you do?

Stephi_B 10-15-2007 07:05 AM

No Flash on my evil 64-bit machine here :( *sobbing*

brightpearl 10-15-2007 07:33 AM

^^I gave up with 2 left on the guy dangling from the bridge.

Those are gorgeous.

Anna 10-15-2007 08:01 AM

crazymonkeyivoryboy

Hyakujo's Fox 10-15-2007 08:29 AM


trisherina 10-15-2007 10:00 AM

4, darn it I have to get ready for work

auntie aubrey 10-15-2007 11:04 AM

4

Jack Flanders 10-15-2007 05:24 PM

found them all!! that was fun :)

Tunesmith 10-15-2007 07:07 PM

got up to the "floating umbrella" one, then realized that I was 15 minutes late for my class :mad:

thanks zero - very beautiful :)

edit: up to the "buckle up" one, and 20 minutes late :rolleyes:

Frieda 10-15-2007 07:08 PM

i can't find more than 4 in the first image-- help! :eek:

Frieda 10-15-2007 07:22 PM

never mind- made it to the end :)

Brynn 10-15-2007 10:19 PM

that was neat - I made it to the end, but I admit I was randomly clicking on everything by the time i got to the "come back soon" sign :)

auntie aubrey 10-16-2007 12:59 AM

the spouse and i finished them all, 3 minutes before midnight. so technically that still counts for today's question o' the day.

seebe 10-16-2007 12:29 PM

I can't get to the last one with that damn blinking stop sign. I clicked on everything too like Brynn but it didn't work. Did I leave a micro metre untouched? God only knows. I studied it so hard my left eye now has a permanent twitch in it. If some big ugly person comes to my door and thinks I'm winking at him and molests me because of it..it's on you Orez. :(

T.I.P. 10-16-2007 12:34 PM

* patiently waiting for someone to produce a question of the day ? *

brightpearl 10-16-2007 12:37 PM

What was the last book you read for fun?
You can offer a little review or synopsis if you'd like...

T.I.P. 10-16-2007 01:16 PM

right now i'm reading The Sound And The Fury by William Faulkner

it was excrutiatingly painful to get into - i think it took me 3 weeks
to read the first chapter, and I had to alternate with Pratchett books
in between paragraphs just to maintain the memory that reading
is, in fact, fun.

Now that i've reached the final pages of the book it has become an
incredible page turner; it's like i can smell hear see touch taste
everything going on in the book, and I'm there alongside Jason
Compson, urging him on, encouraging him to step on the gas
in his collision course with the terrible DOOM that he has so skillfully
crafted for himself using all the pride and hatred and bigotry that he
could muster, and yet I can't help but feel sorry for him and feel
a sort of kinship with him because who says I wouldn't have become
him in similar circumstances, what gives me the right to judge him ?

Stephi_B 10-16-2007 01:22 PM

Mmh, that would have been re-reading the Sin City comics by Frank Miller and before that My Name is Red by Orhan Pamuk (his best book so far imo!).

auntie aubrey 10-16-2007 01:29 PM

"bangkok 8" by john burdett

it was a moderately enjoyable read, aside from a staggeringly slow section about a third of the way in. i had a difficult time getting my head around the idea that the author is a white american, writing in first person from the perspective of a native-born thai who expresses opinions about his culture in contrast to the rest of the world. i felt a little bit like, who do you think you are speaking for the thai people? i had a similar problem with "memoirs of a geisha" so i think that's just me.

also, towards the end a plot twist shows up that made me think john burdett had a checklist of thai stereotypes that he was running through and as he was trying to wrap things up he suddenly realized he'd forgotten one. and had to scramble to fit it in.

hmm. this review sounds like i didn't like it. it's not that i didn't like it. it's that i've liked so many other books so much more.

brightpearl 10-16-2007 02:01 PM

Technically, the last book I read for fun was Captain Underpants and the Perilous Plot of Professor Poopypants. There's a character in it named Chuckles Jingleberry McMonkeyburger, Jr. What's not to love?

However, the last book I read to myself silently in my own head :) was The Path to the Spiders' Nests, by Italo Calvino. It's an odd little read. The main character is a child, named Pin, who is in a kind of developmental limbo between other children and the adults who are around him, most of whom are Partisans in WWII Italy. Pin steals a gun from a Nazi, and his thoughts become preoccupied with it...the title is from the hiding place he chooses for the gun. In a way, it reminded me of Huck Finn -- it's a boy's take on a complex socio-political situation. He's still something of an innocent and can't really understand most of what's going on around him, yet he's near enough to the brink to become embroiled in it.

auntie aubrey 10-16-2007 02:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by brightpearl (Post 365248)
Captain Underpants and the Perilous Plot of Professor Poopypants

that's a good one. i'm woman enough to admit that i'm a fan.

brightpearl 10-16-2007 02:11 PM

^perhaps you would like to play booger tetris

Frieda 10-16-2007 03:16 PM

does the ikea guide count as book?

Tunesmith 10-16-2007 03:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by auntie aubrey (Post 365244)

auntie, I just started that couple of days ago, but I'm not far enough into it to have a feel for the novel. I'm guessing that I haven't reached the slow section yet, since Pichai's (spelled?) drive-by-snaking has done nothing short of drive the main character across the city.

Right now, I'm reading around 15 books, but the only one which I can commit to nightly is Lolita, by Vladimir Nabokov. I have the annotated version, which analyzes nearly every metaphor, allusion, or quotation, and features quotes from interviews with Nabokov. If you take the time to flip back and forth between the novel and the notes, and really savor each sentence, it's an entirely different experience than if you breeze through each chapter.

Tunesmith 10-16-2007 03:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by brightpearl (Post 365248)
However, the last book I read to myself silently in my own head :) was The Path to the Spiders' Nests, by Italo Calvino. It's an odd little read. The main character is a child, named Pin, who is in a kind of developmental limbo between other children and the adults who are around him, most of whom are Partisans in WWII Italy. Pin steals a gun from a Nazi, and his thoughts become preoccupied with it...the title is from the hiding place he chooses for the gun. In a way, it reminded me of Huck Finn -- it's a boy's take on a complex socio-political situation. He's still something of an innocent and can't really understand most of what's going on around him, yet he's near enough to the brink to become embroiled in it.

That sounds amazing...I just finished Calvino's Invisible Cities, which was one of the most beautiful books I've ever read. Does The Path have the same flowing prose that comes from great Italian translations?

brightpearl 10-16-2007 04:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Frieda (Post 365254)
does the ikea guide count as book?

:D Well, it's certainly riveting.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tunesmith (Post 365256)
That sounds amazing...I just finished Calvino's Invisible Cities, which was one of the most beautiful books I've ever read. Does The Path have the same flowing prose that comes from great Italian translations?

That's one of the reasons I thought it was odd. I'm not sure whether it was the translation or the original, but I thought it had a kind of split personality in terms of the flowing prose thing. Parts of it definitely, definitely flow, with such a particular character that you can almost tell it was originally written in Italian or Spanish. Other parts, particularly the dialog, seem a little stilted. It didn't bother me much, however, because the dialog is largely appropriate given Pin's age. By the time I finished it, I came to think that the juxtaposition improved the book. But it is odd.

zero 10-16-2007 05:18 PM

LOGISCH-PHILOSOPHISCHE ABHANDLUNG!!!!

i breezed through TRACTATUS LOGICO-PHILOSOPHICUS by ludwig wittgenstein (in both the english AND the original german) on the train this morning JUST FOR FUN. hahahaha! yeh, EASY:cool: hooray for me! i understood all of it and will be putting it into practice starting tomorrow.

brightpearl 10-16-2007 05:32 PM

^If you enjoyed that, I'm certain you would enjoy Captain Underpants. He's heavily into the picture theory of propositions.

lukkucairi 10-16-2007 05:40 PM

I'm halfway through the Age of Turbulence by Alan Greenspan.

it's actually very good :)

auntie aubrey 10-16-2007 06:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tunesmith (Post 365255)
auntie, I just started that couple of days ago, but I'm not far enough into it to have a feel for the novel. I'm guessing that I haven't reached the slow section yet, since Pichai's (spelled?) drive-by-snaking has done nothing short of drive the main character across the city.

it's not a large slow section, and you may not even interpret it as slow. it's around the time that pichai meets up with the americans (soon thereafter). that's a bit of information revealed on the book jacket so hopefully you don't consider it a spoiler.

it wasn't a major slowdown but it hadn't really hooked me yet, so even a little slowdown was a little disappointing.

there was an element of the book that made me think "douglas coupland relocates from vancouver to thailand." if you read any douglas coupland, you might pick up on that element, too.


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