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Recent content by Scratchy

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    And another... :(

    Tell, you what, you give me his number and I'll call up and ask for the both of us, LOL! :D No, I'm pretty sure its not. For some reason, I remember it being written by a female author. I was actually thinking Atwood, but this doesn't sound like something she'd write.
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    What country are you?

    Ha. Ha. Verrry funny. :p :) :D
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    And another... :(

    This will be of no use to you at all since I just wanted to let you know that your caption is DRIVING ME NUTS!!! :p I remember a story like that as well, and I'm pretty sure that it's the same one. Only, the way I remember it is that the woman's husband (whom she loves very much) dies...
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    What country are you?

    You're Ireland! Mystical and rain-soaked, you remain mysterious to many people, and this makes you intriguing. You also like a good night at the pub, though many are just as worried that you will blow up the pub as drink your beverage of choice. You're good with words, remarkably lucky, and...
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    Strangest novel

    LOL, I think I'll get the book entirely for this: That's hilarious! Thanks once again Zolipara! Will go check it out at Amazon later.
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    Who is your favorite fictional character and why?

    Hector from Homer's Iliad for his heightened sense of obligation, duty, and love for his family / country: fights in a war that he does not believe in, but does so because he understands that not doing so would result in dire consequences of loved ones. Typical "torn hero" characterisation, but...
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    Your most Treasured Book

    Book with the most sentimental value has to be The House at Pooh Corner, which my brother gave me on my 16th birthday reminding me never to lose my inner child. But most treasured book will have to be my Millennium collector's edition of Lord of the Rings which I spent HEAPS of money on (in...
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    Strangest novel

    How readable is Against the Grain, Zolipara? I've always wondered what book they were referring too... Thanks for the info! I think the strangest book I've ever read is still Angela Carter's The Infernal Desire Machines of Dr. Hoffman. The only other one I can think of now is Iain Bank's...
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    Child Abuse

    Knew I was going to get bombarded for the comment, but thought: what the hell, let's see the fireworks display. Wow, on this entire site? That makes me grin from ear to ear... but not like Mr and Mrs Dollar though, coz that would be wrong. You miss my point entirely. The whole idea behind...
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    Child Abuse

    I've always felt that people should be made to have licenses to have children. You have to take lessons in order to get driving licenses, which are to ensure that your driving doesn't endanger the lives of others and yourself. So why not children?
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    looking for a certain book, can anyone help me

    LOL! No, seriously, that comment really made me laugh out loud!
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    Philosophy books

    There's this book by Will Durant entitled The Story of Philosophy: The Lives and Opinions of the Great Philosophers of the Western World. I got it sometime ago when I realised that I knew nothing at all about philosophy and needed a place to start. It is easy to read and actually well written...
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    Adventure books (fantasy or not) in the vein of The Odyssey?

    I'm surprised no one has mentioned this yet. Oh alright, I guess I'll just have to do it then :): Gulliver's Travels. You might also want to try Watership Down which is essentially The Odyssey with rabbits (don't let this put you off though, coz its a really good book). Erm, something just...
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    What is the Scariest Horror fiction you've ever read???

    I dunno. My partner introduced Lovecraft to me last year and I really didn't find him all that scary. In fact, I found the whole concept of Cthulu and the fish-people quite hilarious actually (and that's saying alot, considering I'm a BIG woss). Or maybe I was just reading the wrong stuff...
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    What Would You Do?

    Aaaarrrggghhh! Valentines! With all the hussle and bussle of getting packed and organising last minute stuff, I've forgotten all about the ultimate day of romance (/comsumerism? :)) Great. Another pressurising factor to make the most of my time here... Thanks, jenngorham. :D Had a great...