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Under Mather's flawless leadership attacking crew members is unthinkable.


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Under Mather's flawless leadership attacking crew members is unthinkable.

That doesn't mean that we wouldn't have tried it, just that he probably would have been the first target instead of whoever you were trying to attack. :razz:

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What people fail to realise about me is that I don't need a reason, just an excuse.

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No-sleeve November is a defeat. I nearly lost my fingers a moment ago. I could literally feel ice crystals starting to form in my skin.

According to a friend of mine who comes from even further north, it was an effective -22°C, so I feel like the decision to quit is fairly reasonable.


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No-sleeve November is a defeat. I nearly lost my fingers a moment ago. I could literally feel ice crystals starting to form in my skin.

According to a friend of mine who comes from even further north, it was an effective -22°C, so I feel like the decision to quit is fairly reasonable.

No shit Sherlock


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Remember, Remember, the 4th of November

RIP Dawngate ;-;

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Is it wrong to be so captivated by classical literature?

 

I somehow managed to find The Scarlet Pimpernel (Baroness Orczy) and The Three Musketeers (Alexandre Dumas).

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Is it wrong to be so captivated by classical literature?

Yes, enjoying classical literature is wrong.

 

 

 

Said nobody, ever.

 

 


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Scarlet Pimpernel sounds like the worst courtesan ever


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10:53 PM - retech9691: To include many chasms in my story arc
10:53 PM - Resistance: You mean plotholes?

 

Remember, Remember, the 4th of November

RIP Dawngate ;-;

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Scarlet Pimpernel sounds like the worst courtesan ever

The Scarlet Pimpernel is (as far as I have figured out) is an alias for a good guy who saves French people.

ALSO, pimpernel is a flower, which has a reddish color.

And for comedy's sake, look up The Scarlet Pumpernickel, a Looney Toons short cartoon starring Daffy Duck.

 

ALG, I haven't started The Three Musketeers yet, I'm expecting to start it Thursday, since I'll need tomorrow to finish the Scarlet Pimpernel.

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Or the blackadder episode "Nob and Nobility"

 

 

And yes the Scarlet Pimpernel was a noble from Britain/France who saved French Nobles from getting their heads cut off during the French revolution. It was written in the 1900s on events in the 1780-90s.

The identity of the SP was supposed to be a great secret known only to the Prince Regant.


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I was trying to not spoil that Archi.

 

Also, I finished the Scarlet Pimpernel. I'm debating on starting the Three Musketeers on time or starting early.

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Reading books is still being just as idle as playing computer games or watching television. I don't know why it has such a better reputation than the other two.


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Reading books is still being just as idle as playing computer games or watching television. I don't know why it has such a better reputation than the other two.

I wish I knew the answer to why reading had a better reputation.

 

My guess is that it's just because one has been around longer.

Before the invention of the printing press, books were copied by hand, so (my guess) some people got better handwriting skills from writing books.

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Reading is important because it provides an insight into another person's though processes, and allows us to come at ideas from different angles...and of course to gain new ideas.

Computer games can give us new ideas, yes, but the len is far more narrow.

The only game I can think of that really provides the same benefits as a book would be Bioshock...The majority of other games are just throw away adventurers which don't really add to you as a person.

The same could be said for some books, of course, trashy novels especially.

 

Television:

It is difficult to produce a television documentary that is both incisive and probing when every twelve minutes one is interrupted by twelve dancing rabbits singing about toilet paper.

~ Rod Serling

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I'm saying that reading is as much a hobby as playing computer games and shouldn't be an excuse to delay actual more important activities.

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Dude, I'm an ex-bookworm. I don't think reading is a waste of time, I've simply gotten tired of paper and ink. I read way more texts online than the next guy, I just said that gaming has its undeniable merits.


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I'm saying that reading is as much a hobby as playing computer games and shouldn't be an excuse to delay actual more important activities.

Fundermentally inaccurate.

Playing a computer game is unlikely to contribute anything to your life.

Reading is more likely to contribute to your life.

 

Further 'More Important Activities' could mean anything ...For instance 'Escaping a burning building' or 'Talking to Resistance' Both of which are highly subjective.

Given that most of us would agree that reading a page of a book was less important than escaping a burning building (unless the book was 'How to escape a burning building in one page') I fail to see your general argument...unless you are saying that the 'MUST TALK TO RESISTANCE' is as important as escaping a burning building...which would be the height of egotism.

 

Mather:

Nothing is without benefit.

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Archi [hide= ]I'm a bookworm. I started reading novels at the age of 6. I just avoid speaking to you guys about it (though i have brought up a few titles in the past) thinking no one would bother with modern titles. And since almost every member, presumably, of the tavern is older than me, it'd make more sense to bring up classical works which most likely has been read by someone here.[/hide]

 

Unfortunately, I dislike having to read Shakespearian works. They seem some slow paced, and characters seem to choose the harder path rather than the easiest solutions that don't result in death.

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What you do in your leisure time isn't up to me, whether it be talking to me or escaping burning buildings. The problem is that people seem to insist that books aren't leisure when they are just as much as games, probably even moreso. Yes, books are important but they're leisure.


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What you do in your leisure time isn't up to me, whether it be talking to me or escaping burning buildings. The problem is that people seem to insist that books aren't leisure when they are just as much as games, probably even moreso. Yes, books are important but they're leisure.

Except when they're not. Writing is still a pretty good way to transfer ideas.

 

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Oh, of course. Reading relevant materials like that you would need to read for a job or a course are not leisure at all. It's just that the three musketeers is.


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Oh, of course. Reading relevant materials like that you would need to read for a job or a course are not leisure at all. It's just that the three musketeers is.

Not that simple. If English teachers are to be believed, the line between entertainment and education/social commentary/etc is very thin, especially when the author puts it in there intentionally. And that's not even getting into artistic value...

 

As with every medium, there are works that exist purely for entertainment too.

 

It's not like you have purely entertaining books on one side and purely educational/practical books on the other... But the same can be said for every medium. It's just that books have been around for longer.

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