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    It's not a cliche exactly but something that bugged the shit out of me was in Doomsday Book by Connie Willis, a book that won both the Nebula and the Hugo. One character sat by a land-line phone pretty much the entire book because apparently in the future they have time travel but no cell phones. Really Connie? Really?
    somehow I manage to leave my intelligence and decorum at the door wherever I go. I doubt your journal will be an exception to that - not on the rug

    What the F&#* is a decorum? - Mr. Anthony

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    Haiku contest!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sabine View Post
    Haiku contest!
    I'm so excited! I want someone to sum up Harry Potter in haiku!

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    Small lightning bolt boy,
    Voldemort's sworn enemy,
    Beats evil with love.
    "No fate but what we make"- Sarah Connor, Terminator 2
    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!"
    My Primal Battle Tome

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    Please tell me you don't mean all seven books in ONE haiku!
    Right?
    Right, GayPanda?
    GayPanda?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sabine View Post
    Please tell me you don't mean all seven books in ONE haiku!
    Right?
    Right, GayPanda?
    GayPanda?
    That would be an incredible thing indeed! No, just one of them might be easier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by naiadknight View Post
    Small lightning bolt boy,
    Voldemort's sworn enemy,
    Beats evil with love.
    Yay!!! Enter it at Pandaloonery for the contest; I'm going to read them all to Lady Friend on the way back from Wisconsin!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gay Panda View Post
    Yay!!! Enter it at Pandaloonery for the contest; I'm going to read them all to Lady Friend on the way back from Wisconsin!
    Hmmm... Did you just say that you are going to be murdered somewhere on the side of the road on the return trip home from Wisconsin?
    “You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.”
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    If I was writing your book, Gay Panda, the chick would marry the rich dude and arrange to have the stable boy hired on as, well, a stable boy. With "benefits". Who says you can't have it all?

    Also: Doomsday Book was awesome. I thought the landline worked. I love Connie Willis.

    Edit: Small amendment to the book: she marries the rich guy (who is a jerk, right?) and experiences some mild self-loathing that the stable boy soothes. Within a year, she's had a kid who is proclaimed heir, and arranged for the "accidental" death of the rich dude. She takes control of the estate, stages a near-death experience for herself from which the stable boy saves her, they marry with public approval and live happily ever after. Morally ambiguous, but with a happy ending. What's not to like?
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    Quote Originally Posted by spughy View Post
    Also: Doomsday Book was awesome. I thought the landline worked. I love Connie Willis.
    You and everyone else. The story was good. It was nicely done historical fiction. It was just crappy sci-fi. Seriously Connie, cell phones. (yeah, I am a little stuck on that point )
    somehow I manage to leave my intelligence and decorum at the door wherever I go. I doubt your journal will be an exception to that - not on the rug

    What the F&#* is a decorum? - Mr. Anthony

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