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Post by the innominate one » 07 Jan 2018, 11:58

Astronaut John Young died.

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Post by Warren » 07 Jan 2018, 12:44

Can't top Alan Shepard practicing hitting out of the sand.

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Post by dead_elvis » 11 Jan 2018, 20:17

I played the shit out of this album back in the day. R.I.P. Fast Eddie, thanks for the hearing loss.

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Post by Andrew » 11 Jan 2018, 21:08

It's a wonder that 2/3 of the classic Motorhead lineup lived to 65+. I can't even imagine the amphetamine intake it required to tour and play as fast and loud as No Sleep Til Hammersmith... every night.
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Post by Kolohe » 15 Jan 2018, 13:07

It would have been nice for Dolores O'Riordan to linger around this world a bit longer.

This was my favorite of their songs
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Post by Jasper » 16 Jan 2018, 13:23

Kolohe wrote:
15 Jan 2018, 13:07
It would have been nice for Dolores O'Riordan to linger around this world a bit longer.

This was my favorite of their songs
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Post by thoreau » 16 Jan 2018, 13:55

Damn, we keep losing 90's rockers. Hopefully when I reflect back on 2018 I won't be looking back in anger.
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Post by Jasper » 16 Jan 2018, 13:57

It's unfortunate that the grayed-out play button on the youtube played makes her look like she has broken teeth.
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Post by D.A. Ridgely » 23 Jan 2018, 19:30

R.I.P. Ursula K. Le Guin, 88.

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Post by Mo » 23 Jan 2018, 22:47

She missed her film debut
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Post by Sandy » 23 Jan 2018, 23:01

D.A. Ridgely wrote:
23 Jan 2018, 19:30
R.I.P. Ursula K. Le Guin, 88.
She's one of those people, like Prince, who never resonated with me, but who I respected the craft and that they really affected others. Like my LGBT friends are obviously going to be drawn to the writer of The Left Hand of Darkness.
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Post by Eric the .5b » 23 Jan 2018, 23:06

Mo wrote:
23 Jan 2018, 22:47
She missed her film debut
Is there a film project in the works? I know there's a miniseries version of Left Hand of Darkness she was attached to.
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Post by D.A. Ridgely » 23 Jan 2018, 23:26

Mo wrote:
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She missed her film debut
Are you sure you're not thinking of Madeleine L'Engle (who btw missed her film debut by a decade)?

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Post by Mo » 24 Jan 2018, 08:55

Doh. Was thinking of L'Engle at the time, which is weird because she died a decade ago.
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Post by tr0g » 24 Jan 2018, 10:54

Sandy wrote:
23 Jan 2018, 23:01
D.A. Ridgely wrote:
23 Jan 2018, 19:30
R.I.P. Ursula K. Le Guin, 88.
She's one of those people, like Prince, who never resonated with me, but who I respected the craft and that they really affected others. Like my LGBT friends are obviously going to be drawn to the writer of The Left Hand of Darkness.
As it is with so many of them, great writer, retarded politics. She wins big points with me for The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas and the original Earthsea trilogy.
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Post by Kolohe » 24 Jan 2018, 11:29

tr0g wrote:
24 Jan 2018, 10:54
Sandy wrote:
23 Jan 2018, 23:01
D.A. Ridgely wrote:
23 Jan 2018, 19:30
R.I.P. Ursula K. Le Guin, 88.
She's one of those people, like Prince, who never resonated with me, but who I respected the craft and that they really affected others. Like my LGBT friends are obviously going to be drawn to the writer of The Left Hand of Darkness.
As it is with so many of them, great writer, retarded politics. She wins big points with me for The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas and the original Earthsea trilogy.
Someone on Twitter (Arthur Chu of all people) made a good point that she was very willing to poke holes in her own politics - i.e. The Dispossessed is mostly about how a anarcho-communist SJW utopia is deeply flawed, as the main plot and point of view is from someone fleeing such a society as a refugee)
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Post by Kolohe » 24 Jan 2018, 11:31

I mean, constrast with Heinlein, who thought he had the answer to everything. (and Asimov somwhere in the middle of those poles of certitude)
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Post by Warren » 24 Jan 2018, 11:55

Well the thing about Heinlein is he kept realizing his answer to everything was just another problem only to find a new answer to everything.
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Post by lunchstealer » 24 Jan 2018, 12:16

Kolohe wrote:
24 Jan 2018, 11:29
tr0g wrote:
24 Jan 2018, 10:54
Sandy wrote:
23 Jan 2018, 23:01
D.A. Ridgely wrote:
23 Jan 2018, 19:30
R.I.P. Ursula K. Le Guin, 88.
She's one of those people, like Prince, who never resonated with me, but who I respected the craft and that they really affected others. Like my LGBT friends are obviously going to be drawn to the writer of The Left Hand of Darkness.
As it is with so many of them, great writer, retarded politics. She wins big points with me for The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas and the original Earthsea trilogy.
Someone on Twitter (Arthur Chu of all people) made a good point that she was very willing to poke holes in her own politics - i.e. The Dispossessed is mostly about how a anarcho-communist SJW utopia is deeply flawed, as the main plot and point of view is from someone fleeing such a society as a refugee)
I HAAAATED that book when I read it, but the more I think about it, the more interesting it is as a critical study of a hypothetical political/economic culture. But GAWD is it dry for most of the book. And the whole refugee thing at the end was just kind of baffling, but I may have been just beaten down by the plodding prose and glacial pace of the first three quarters of the book. I never have read anything else she did. I got a copy of The Left Hand of Darkness but never brought my self to open it.
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Post by Jadagul » 24 Jan 2018, 12:37

I loved the original Earthsea trillogy. Book 4 was also pretty good, but a bit heavy-handed politically. (And written like 20 years after the first three, so I consider it a separate venture).

I also really liked Left Hand of Darkness. Weird fucking book, but good and interesting.

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Post by D.A. Ridgely » 24 Jan 2018, 12:48

Jadagul wrote:
24 Jan 2018, 12:37
I loved the original Earthsea trillogy. Book 4 was also pretty good, but a bit heavy-handed politically. (And written like 20 years after the first three, so I consider it a separate venture).

I also really liked Left Hand of Darkness. Weird fucking book, but good and interesting.
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Post by Andrew » 24 Jan 2018, 13:17

I recall liking the first Earthsea book, but the 2nd was a big wtf to me after the first. I don't recall the third, and I think I skipped the 4th since it sounded like a continuation of the second. It's been many years, though, so perhaps I should reread them.

I just read "The Word for the World is Forest" by her in Again, Dangerous Visions. It was... not good. It's the 2nd in the Hainish books (after Left Hand and before Dispossessed) and reading it definitely doesn't make me want to read the others. It was as subtle as a Captain Planet episode.
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Post by Solitudinarian » 24 Jan 2018, 17:49

Mark E. Smith is dead at 60. Thank you, God.
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Post by dhex » 24 Jan 2018, 18:31

he was only 60?
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