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What are you reading at the moment, /tweed/?

I'm currently reading J.G. Ballard's Hello America. Currently on an SF/speculative ficion binge.
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i've yet to finish it. liked the little i've read, though.


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Just read another Vonnegut. Also excellent. I'm not sure how Vonnegut did it, but the book is both simple/direct and very ambiguous - tackling all the Big Questions with bitter irony, black humour and heartbreak. Recommended.


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Reading some more Clarke. Interesting so far (80 pages in).


i'm reading this one now… it starts out silly and then gets more and more philosophical.

still quite silly tho



That's the best mix/combo, imho.

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Marcin Scorsese made a list of 85 films every aspiring filmmaker needs to see:

Ace in the Hole
All that Heaven Allows
America, America
An American in Paris
Apocalypse Now
Arsenic and Old Lace
The Bad and the Beautiful
The Band Wagon
Born on the Fourth of July
Cape Fear
Cat People
Citizen Kane
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oh shit… i've only seen like four of these


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Better get on it, then!


I've seen 23 of them, so far. <_<


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← you

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All things Avengers! Go, go!
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i like that ep


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inaccurate, trump's hands aren't nearly that big



hah. which ep is this?


the joker :)



thta's a good one

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Great film scenes.


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The cathedral scene in Tarkovsky's Nostalghia.


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some nice scenes in REAR window.


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The creepy window scenes in The Tenant (1976) are pretty cool.


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Read any weird fiction? Suggestions where to start? Hidden gems? Etc.
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Read any of his later books, btw? Just curious if they're very different than his debut.


haven't yet… i think i've only gotten up to the early 70s. there does seem to be a progression of weirdness, though.



I meant >>44, hehe. Danielewski and House of Leaves.


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Just got this one in the mail.

Will let you guys know how it is.

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currently reading, very good. scifi but very literary, lyrical, melancholy, humorous. highly recommend :)


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Agree. Lovely book.

Here's a another novel by Walter M. Miller, published posthumously: http://english.netmassimo.com/2012/02/09/saint-leibowitz-and-the-wild-horse-woman-by-walter-m-miller-jr/

Don't think it's as good as his first novel, but might be interesting?



i've heard reviews were mixed, but i'll probably check it out eventually… i have a few other things to catch up on first :)



Don't we all… ;)



Just ordered it, actually. :)

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Any fellow artists here?
What art do you create?


Yup. I make book illustrations.


i draw and paint and collage but i'm super lazy about it

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Derrida’s famously difficult thought is often dismissed as “post-modern” nonsense. Is there more to it than might first appear?


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Delve deep into art history with Holzer, Picasso, Lichtenstein, Rothko and many more


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Thinking about getting a PhD? Or to work at a university?


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