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  • Originally posted by namelesswonder View Post
    You'se a tiny hobbit!

    I am worried that I will find The Hobbit film(s) boring after LotR. It never struck me as a particularly serious book. Maybe it's just something about that oh-so-British "And so off they went on a littler adventure" writing style.
    It is a children's book. Before publishing it the publisher had his kid (9 years old if I recall) read it. The kid liked it. It got published. People these days try to make it into something it is not. It's a kids book so yeah, not too serious.

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    • Ah...I knew he had his child read it, but didn't realize it was designed for kids. Definitely makes me look at the movie in a different light (as a more serious fantasy film, for kids).
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      • book for kids or book for adults, i've been anxiously waiting for the movie to come out. maybe by the time it comes to the cheap theater*, the littlest will be able to sit still in a movie and we can go as a family.

        *cheap theater is a restored historic theater with awesome staff. definitely a win all around.
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        • Originally posted by Saoirse View Post
          is it a fetish to be attracted to a man who's confident and smooth, yet humble?
          Interesting thought....given the way our culture elevates the 'beating on the chest' image of male-ness over the quiet and introspective yet confident and strong image, I can see where one might consider an attraction to it a 'fetish', but I'd say it's perfectly normal. We like what we like, it is what it is.

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          • Originally posted by canio6 View Post
            It is a children's book. Before publishing it the publisher had his kid (9 years old if I recall) read it. The kid liked it. It got published. People these days try to make it into something it is not. It's a kids book so yeah, not too serious.
            Ahh.... no knocking of 'childrens' books... especially when they are better written than most popular adult books these days.

            I was just re-visiting Discworld, because I nostalgically pulled a book from my sons boockshelf (The Color Of Magic), and I was reminded that some silliness is excellent at times.
            I was also reminded that more parents need to be putting those books into the hands/minds of their children. They teach some incredible lessons about creativity.
            “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
            And that's why I'm here eating HFLC Primal/Paleo.

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            • Originally posted by cori93437 View Post
              Ahh.... no knocking of 'childrens' books... especially when they are better written than most popular adult books these days.

              I was just re-visiting Discworld, because I nostalgically pulled a book from my sons boockshelf (The Color Of Magic), and I was reminded that some silliness is excellent at times.
              I was also reminded that more parents need to be putting those books into the hands/minds of their children. They teach some incredible lessons about creativity.
              I'm not knocking it. It is an actual book not some crap like "The Dog That Smells Its Own Ass" or whatever they put out for kids these days. I enjoyed it as a kid and enjoy it now (the Hobbit that is). Yet, it is a kid's book.

              I prefere the more recent Discworld to be honest. Snuff was excellent, though I do miss the silliness of Rincewind running around like a crazy person.

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              • Originally posted by canio6 View Post
                I'm not knocking it. It is an actual book not some crap like "The Dog That Smells Its Own Ass" or whatever they put out for kids these days. I enjoyed it as a kid and enjoy it now (the Hobbit that is). Yet, it is a kid's book.

                I prefere the more recent Discworld to be honest. Snuff was excellent, though I do miss the silliness of Rincewind running around like a crazy person.
                Yeah... son and I went through Discworld together laughing at the antics.
                And I was missing son... who is off having some surely ridiculous antics of his own atm.
                I just liked the very bold message... "hey, YOU have an imagination... USE 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
                And that's why I'm here eating HFLC Primal/Paleo.

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                • Originally posted by canio6 View Post
                  I'm not knocking it. It is an actual book not some crap like "The Dog That Smells Its Own Ass" or whatever they put out for kids these days. I enjoyed it as a kid and enjoy it now (the Hobbit that is). Yet, it is a kid's book.

                  I prefere the more recent Discworld to be honest. Snuff was excellent, though I do miss the silliness of Rincewind running around like a crazy person.
                  I have a hard time getting through fiction. I used to get into them, however, as I've aged I don't see the appeal anymore.
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                  • how funny. as i've aged, i've become more interested in fiction. as a teen and young adult, i wouldn't be caught dead reading fiction. "pointless waste of time" now i like to have some carefully-crafted diversions.
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                    • Originally posted by Saoirse View Post
                      how funny. as i've aged, i've become more interested in fiction. as a teen and young adult, i wouldn't be caught dead reading fiction. "pointless waste of time" now i like to have some carefully-crafted diversions.
                      I used to read as many books as I could when I was a kid to teen. The last fiction book I read was The Daughter of Time - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia by Josephine Tay and I really enjoyed it. Probably more than I would usually because it forced me to research the material covered.
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                      • sounds like an interesting topic. the winners usually get to write history.
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                        • Originally posted by Saoirse View Post
                          sounds like an interesting topic. the winners usually get to write history.
                          Yeah, I think Richard 3 got a bad rap, turns out a lot of historical theory supports the Author

                          I also enjoyed reading about the Wat Tyler revolution (1381 England) that lead me to a book called Amazon.com: Born in Blood: The Lost Secrets of Freemasonry (9781590771488): John J. Robinson: Books
                          Starting Date: Dec 18, 2010
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                          • Read a book last night by Edgar Rice Burroughs, based on the title:The Cave Girl. It's about a 100 lb weakling, brainiac, coward who gets stranded on an island full of primitives. He decides he better man the hell up in order to impress a girl. By the end, he has killed multiple neanderthals. Pretty badass. here's the wiki: The Cave Girl - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia I think it was $0.99 on Kindle.

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