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  • That's part of why a horror novel can fuck with me so bad. It's not what the author puts in it. It's what my minds turns it into as it runs like mad for the deepest darkest corners of my screwed up head. I've seen and been through enough fucked up (nowhere near Cori's level, or some others) that my mind has plenty of fuel when given the match of a book.
    Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, steak in one hand, chocolate in the other, yelling "Holy F***, What a Ride!"
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    • well, I'm not a writer and definitely not educated in any form of journalism or the like... so I like King and Suzanne Collins, and all that. It's inventive enough for me without making me look up every other word for clarification of its descriptive meaning. I'm easy like that.

      Just tell me a story. That's all I ask for.

      That being said, I thoroughly enjoy the Dark Tower Series and see there is a new addition recently avaiable on Amazon that I absolutely cannot wait to buy.

      so glad to know he writes to metallica. Metallica is my favorite rock band. Guess that's why I like his books. We're on the same "level" or something.
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      SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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      • Originally posted by naiadknight View Post
        That's part of why a horror novel can fuck with me so bad. It's not what the author puts in it. It's what my minds turns it into as it runs like mad for the deepest darkest corners of my screwed up head. I've seen and been through enough fucked up (nowhere near Cori's level, or some others) that my mind has plenty of fuel when given the match of a book.
        I get that. I've just never had that sort of reaction.
        I LOVED to watch horror, and read horror, as a kid.
        My brother OTOH was a bit different...
        He is a year and a half older than me... and PAID me to sleep in his room after we watched The Exorcist.
        I was about 6. (My mother was still alive).
        That just cracks me up!

        Also, we had to walk about a mile and a half home up a dead end dirt road after we got off the bus from school...
        At the beginning of the road were a couple of houses, but after that nothing until ours...
        Except, about halfway was an OLD abandoned cemetery.
        Lots of sunken graves and headstones you can't even read anymore (it's still there).
        I used to tell my brother stories about it as we were walking past it and scare him so bad he would sprint the rest of the way home.
        I used to go in there and lay on one of the really big fallen headstones and chill and watch the sky, and critters, and birds...
        And brother would never bother me there... because h was too chicken to come in.
        I still find old graveyards to be wonderful, peaceful, places.
        “You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.”
        ~Friedrich Nietzsche
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        • I went through a King phase early (decades ago), but then got over it and wasn't impressed with what he released through the late nineties and naughties. There were a few books of his I started and simply lost interest in, and didn't have the heart to wade through the rest of.

          However, his recent '11/22/63' I began (on a friend's recommendation) and really enjoyed, to my surprise. Then again, I'm always a sucker for time-travel stuff.

          Panda, I am looking forward to your slashfest! (No, not *that* sort of slashfest ... although that would be fun too.)
          I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.

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          • Originally posted by Sigi View Post
            Panda, I am looking forward to your slashfest!
            Hooray!!! Maybe I'll post some chapters from the first book on Pandaloonery for entertainment in September. (And then everyone can bask in the horror of a first draft.)
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            • Originally posted by Gay Panda View Post
              I want to be cool like that, but I'm listening to Ke$ha.

              ::: sneaks out of own journal in shame :::
              Chanting Tibetan Buddhists (not the throat singing though), CBC talk radio, or streaming random indie rock.
              “If I didn't define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people's fantasies for me and eaten alive.” --Audre Lorde

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              • King puts out a good book every few years and a lot of junk-food horror in between. It's like he churns out the mediocre stuff because it sells like crazy and works on something awesome on the side. The trick is actually hitting the good ones.
                “If I didn't define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people's fantasies for me and eaten alive.” --Audre Lorde

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                • I've never read any Stephen King. I've never been into horror, either film or books - although some of the fantasy & sci-fi I've read has been pretty dark. But he has a fantasy series, doesn't he? Should I read it?

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                  • Originally posted by spughy View Post
                    I've never read any Stephen King. I've never been into horror, either film or books - although some of the fantasy & sci-fi I've read has been pretty dark. But he has a fantasy series, doesn't he? Should I read it?
                    Here ya go...
                    The Dark Tower (series) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
                    I haven't read it so I can't give an opinion on it...
                    “You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.”
                    ~Friedrich Nietzsche
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                    • Originally posted by Lady Friend View Post
                      Yay! It works!
                      I just got to this posting (page 131), and immediately went and found this book on B&N... and, it is now on my Nook! I adore Gay Panda musings, and cannot wait until I'm all caught up. However, I couldn't wait to avail myself of the GP Book as soon as I found out who/what/where!

                      Okay, back to reading my way through this incredible journal...

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                      • Originally posted by cori93437 View Post
                        I read King starting in maybe 6th grade (that's about when I found his shelf in the public library)... and read everything he had written at the time up to IT by 7th... then I was kind of done with him and I moved on to bigger fish. Plus... I had read it all. IT was his newest book at the time... I read it during school, cuz I was a rebel like that.

                        That said... The Stand is a pretty great story IMO. I re-red it when it was re-released "uncut" in the 90's.
                        But yes, King is "horror" doritos.
                        Even though I read his books pretty young, they never scared me, but horror movies never really got me either... except those things like Cape Fear where real monsters lurk.
                        I think that maybe I have too much experience for straight horror to make me afraid.
                        My own mind is full of much darker stuff than most horror is made of, even though I try to keep it in the basement.
                        I went through a King phase not too long ago actually. I read a bunch of them, not all, but most. I liked The Green Mile just because of the weird way it was written in installments. It makes the sharp turns in the story make more sense.
                        Anyway, by far the most terrifying thing he ever wrote was Pet Sematary. Not because of the cemetery but because we live on a very very busy highway and like naiad said it's not about what he writes, it's about what we make it in our minds. I don't freak out over my kids doing anything in the backyard; but the thought of one meandering toward the highway makes me physically sick. Reading it wreaked havoc on my mind.
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                        • Originally posted by Gay Panda View Post
                          Oh yeah? You're not the only one with techie skills, Lady Friend!

                          ::: flicks switch to reinstate circuit and CREATE LIGHT :::

                          Electrons, I am thy master.
                          Paw-shaw, you looked that up on the Internetz.
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                          • Originally posted by spughy View Post
                            I've never read any Stephen King. I've never been into horror, either film or books - although some of the fantasy & sci-fi I've read has been pretty dark. But he has a fantasy series, doesn't he? Should I read it?
                            The Dark Towers is awesome! Love it. I started reading book number 4.5 (which was just released) and it made me want to crack the first book all over again. It's a 7 (now 8) book series.
                            Primal since March 5, 2012
                            SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                            • Most of King's stuff is paranormal or sci-fi based rather than slasher horror stuff. He has a lot of mystical stuff that takes place - people with telekenetic powers (Carrie, Firestarter, The Stand, Sleepwalkers), fantasy (Eyes of the Dragon, The Dark Tower Series), paranormal (Bag of Bones, Pet Semetary), and some horror based stuff with slashers (The Shining). I like his short stories too. The most recent short stories (Full Dark, No Stars) is very dark and full of murder.

                              Personally, I like his writing. I've enjoyed almost everything I've read (I enjoyed Under the Dome til the end b/c the ending to me was absolutely stupid and I think he just gave up and ended it just to end it), but there is one book I haven't been able to get into (Desperation) though I've tried.

                              Hearts in Atlantis, Regulators are fantasy/paranormal based too.
                              Gerald's Game is interesting... not sure how to classify that one other than calling it a thriller. He's got quite a few thrillers.
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                              SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                              • Originally posted by jenn26point2 View Post
                                Gerald's Game is interesting... not sure how to classify that one other than calling it a thriller. He's got quite a few thrillers.
                                I always chuckled at the short, fat, bald Gerald in the book until I started working for a guy name Gerald who was short...fat...bald...made me wonder what kind of kinky stuff he was in to.
                                If I just said LOL, I lied. Do or do not. There is no try.

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