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Re: INCUNABULUM

Postby Perry Lassiter » Fri Feb 22, 2013 3:29 pm

OTHOH Doug Adams was great. Re-read most of the trilogy, and at one point had the game. Got stuck when I couldn't come up with the password for the screening door.
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Re: INCUNABULUM

Postby LukeJavan8 » Fri Feb 22, 2013 7:08 pm

OHTHO ???
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Re: INCUNABULUM

Postby Slava » Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:23 pm

LukeJavan8 wrote:OHTHO ???

Perhaps OTOH, on the other hand?
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Re: INCUNABULUM

Postby Perry Lassiter » Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:45 pm

Yup. Brain burped!
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Re: INCUNABULUM

Postby misterdoe » Fri Feb 22, 2013 11:17 pm

LukeJavan8 wrote:
gailr wrote:Luke, you're verging dangerously near to invoking the sparkling. I beg you not to do this.

I was referring to the "Twilight" saga.

Auugh! He said it! Auugh! :wink:

I could do without all the vampires, myself. Though the story behind what inspired Bram Stoker to create his Dracula can be interesting for a history buff. One major element, but not the only one: Vlad IV "the Impaler," a *ahem* bloodthirsty Romanian warlord. Specifically, a Transylvanian warlord. Nicknamed Dracula, or "little dragon," after his father Vlad III Dracul.
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Re: INCUNABULUM

Postby gailr » Sat Feb 23, 2013 12:05 am

misterdoe wrote:
LukeJavan8 wrote:
gailr wrote:Luke, you're verging dangerously near to invoking the sparkling. I beg you not to do this.

I was referring to the "Twilight" saga.

Auugh! He said it! Auugh! :wink:

I know.
And after I begged him so politely to *not*. Well, I see how it is around here these days... :wink:

Luke: The meyerpires 'sparkle' which [again, imho] doesn't generate fear so much as snorting coffee out one's nose. I also omitted mentioning the Pedophilia!Daddy Issues! lietmotifs in my 30-second critique/rant above. Carl Sagan wrote, "In a novel of ideas, the ideas have to make sense." Internal consistency is wholly lacking in this series, which sets it a long ways apart from the "classics" of the vampire genre. Also, the shocking blue eyes are a feature in Underworld. The sparkling's eyes are red (eeeeevil) or gold (angelic marble cupcake adonis good guys).

Also also, regarding literary trilogies: Douglas Adams' Hitchhiker's Guide is marketed as a five-volumn trilogy. Dirk Gently is sometimes referred to as a two-volume trilogy. I don't mind when a talented writer puts an unexpected twist on a prosaic word. I mind it a great deal when I get the impression the writer doesn't understand the meaning of the words s/he uses.
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Re: INCUNABULUM

Postby LukeJavan8 » Sat Feb 23, 2013 12:17 pm

Gotcha! ! !Thanks.
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Re: INCUNABULUM

Postby LukeJavan8 » Sun Feb 24, 2013 3:18 pm

And Sorry I mentioned the "unmentionable".
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Re: INCUNABULUM

Postby gailr » Sun Feb 24, 2013 9:10 pm

^ Clearly, it's not. :wink:

Go ahead and read 'em if you like; it's a fascinating look into a very...odd...mind. I just wanted to 'warn' you!
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Re: INCUNABULUM

Postby LukeJavan8 » Sun Feb 24, 2013 10:42 pm

No, I'm appreciative, really.
I am not into that series, at all. It's for the
younger crowd, like Star Wars was for me at that age.
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Re: INCUNABULUM

Postby Philip Hudson » Mon Feb 25, 2013 12:06 am

Luke: You must be a young sprout. I was already in my dotage when Star Wars came along.
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Re: INCUNABULUM

Postby Slava » Mon Feb 25, 2013 12:56 am

Philip Hudson wrote:Luke: You must be a young sprout. I was already in my dotage when Star Wars came along.

Wow, I'd sure like to hear your definition of dotage. Star Wars came along some 36 years ago. I know you are a Senior Lexiterian, but I did not know we had any centenarians or even nearly such in our midst. :P
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Re: INCUNABULUM

Postby Philip Hudson » Mon Feb 25, 2013 1:07 am

Dotage sets in early for some of us.
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Re: INCUNABULUM

Postby MTC » Mon Feb 25, 2013 6:04 am

Those youthful souls born since the advent of the "Dot.Coms" are said to be in their "dotage." A dot means a lot.
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Re: INCUNABULUM

Postby LukeJavan8 » Mon Feb 25, 2013 11:44 am

I wonder about my 'dotage' - FDR was president
(albeit only for six days) when I was born.
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