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  1. I hate quitting books because I once I commit to reading something, I like to finish it (plus I cannot handle the book guilt). But the one book that I quit reading and refuse to return to is Anna Karenina. I generally am not a huge fan of Tolstoy, and that book was so infused with everything that I hate about him as a writer -- thinly-veiled author insertion characters, long scenes of peasants tending to crops -- that there was no way I was going to finish it. Give me 1000 pages of Dostoevsky's ponderous philosophy any day.


    I've been reading this book for years. Literally. I'm stubborn and won't read anything else until I finish it, but I think I started in 2011. The only thing I set it down for was A Dance with Dragons. I'm torturing myself, but I don't read daily like I used to when I was growing up. That changed about ten years ago and I've just never gotten back in the habit, which is kind of a shame. 


    I only have about two hundred or so pages left so I should just polish it off.

  2. Hello everyone,


    I've been listening to Idle Thumbs for a long time, and recently decided to check out the forums. Lately I've been playing Bloodborne and Final Fantasy XII - and Nintendo Badge Arcade...


    Just looking for a relaxed place to chat about video games and books for the most part.

  3. I'm around, but it looks like you overlooked the other new guy whom you originally included. Emonk, I believe? Or is he in the list under an alias?

    I was originally going to respond to this, but then I realized that it was just a clever ploy to try to match up my forum handle with my in-game identity.

    Well played, Hero Protagonist...if that is your real name.

  4. Neptune's Bountiful Pride 4(I think it's actually 5 or 6)

    Moderator: Patters (thanks!)

    1. Murdoc

    2. Wurtsi

    3. Sleepdance

    4. Asembo

    5. Jennoa

    6. Emonk **

    7. Jake

    8. Vanaman

    9. Chris

    10. tobacco

    ** Call me suspicious, Emonk, but how do we know that you aren't a double account? :shifty: 5 posts, but joined in March... hrm. Can anyone vouch for him?

    Thanks Patters for the twitter update!

    UPDATE: Alright Contestants, send in your fake name submission to Patters so he can scramble them up and assign them!

    You are suspicious.

    I'm unlikable and it's hard to ingratiate myself to a new internet community. I post under the same name at NeoGaf if that means anything.

  5. THUMBS!

    I found out about this podcast shortly before the old one ended. I was very sad.

    Then they made a new one, and it was still awesome.

    These guys always make me laugh out loud, which is bad because I listen while walking to class.

    I am planning on calling 55-WIZARDON soon.

  6. How hard is it to get in on a game of this here?

    I heard about Neptune's Pride from the podcast and tried it out, but in the game that I played all but one other person AFK'd after a few days.

    I'd really like to play this with some people that are willing to at least try.