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Old Jul 31st, 2010, 09:51 AM       
I'm with Milhouse on the journey being over the destination. Even though I remember most of what happened in the Dark Tower series I can't actually recall why they were going there in the first place. As for King introducing himself into the the series, meh. The chapter describing the guy who runs Stephen King over is really funny. You'd think after having so many people run over in Maximum Overdrive he'd be more philosophical about it happening to himself.
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Old Jul 31st, 2010, 10:05 AM       
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I don't think it's easy to end a magnum opus.
If it doesn't have a good ending, can it by definition BE a magnum opus? Or is it merely an "almost" magnum opus?
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Old Jul 31st, 2010, 10:07 AM       
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psuedo-continuity, my ass. Occasionally, continuity wouldbe briefly hinted at in books like Cujo (yes... and It). From there, connections were firmly established in Insomnia.
You are aware what the word "psuedo" means, correct? Because you say "my ass" then agree with its appellation.
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Old Jul 31st, 2010, 06:49 PM       
psuedo-continuity, my ass. It WAS a pseudo-continuity until is was firmly established as an ACTUAL continuity in a single furious act of literary masturbation
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Old Jul 31st, 2010, 06:58 PM       
in other words, read the wole damn thing. to make things clearer:


BEFORE

"Huh. it's all clues that point to this story having something to do with these other stories that he wrote, which in turn distantly tie into the same multi-verse that encapsulates the dark tower storyline."

AFTER

"I AM STEPHEN KING. I AM IN MY OWN BOOK. EVERYTHING HAS EVERYTHING TO DO WITH THE DARK TOWER. EVERYTHING IS A PART OF THE DARK TOWER. DARK TOWER DARK TOWER DARK TOWER"
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Old Aug 1st, 2010, 04:32 PM       

have you guys seen that family guy called, "the three kings?"
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Old Aug 6th, 2010, 01:08 AM       
Well... not to get into semantics (because who want's to be accused of anti-semantism?) but no, it's not a real "continuity." Continuity is something that's a continuous narrative. Dark Tower isn't even a "shared world" (which is also different than a continuity). Dark Tower's a literary device that "intersects" each of these worlds as alternate realities... thereby creating (within Dark Tower only) a sort of psuedo-continuity. It's continuous narrative WITHIN Dark Tower, but outside of it, it's not.

I do, however, agree that adding himself into it was purely masturbatory. I swear that ever since he got hit by that car, EVERYTHING seems to be about people getting hit by cars while running. See Kingdom Hospital? Sheesh. Get over it! One traumatic experience and everything has to be centered around it?

I just hope he doesn't stub his toe really bad... or we might get a string of novels about monsters that stub people's toes when they're not looking.
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Old Aug 6th, 2010, 10:31 AM       
To be fair it wasn't a small thing. He was seriously injured and his body is still fucked up because of it. I think I read in "On Writing" that he can't sit down for too long because his body starts to hurt to much.

Right now I'm reading 'The Belgariad IV: Castle of Wizardry'. It's good.
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Old Aug 6th, 2010, 05:44 PM       
Yeah. PSH. Almost dying and having a traumatic experience that he can draw from in future narratives. Who does this guy think he is?
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Old Aug 8th, 2010, 08:51 PM       
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Yeah. PSH. Almost dying and having a traumatic experience that he can draw from in future narratives. Who does this guy think he is?
Is this i-mockery, or i-whine? LOL.

Seriously though... I think there's a one-personal-trauma-inspired work limit law or something. If I get shot in the foot, I don't get to have more than one story I write involve the intricacies of getting shot in the foot.
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Old Aug 16th, 2010, 06:50 PM       
Batman - Trying to collect a few more No Man's Land. Just got the one where Joker blasts Sarah Gordon.

Wolverine's Origins - 39 and 40, where he fights Romulus

Flash - 83 from 1993

and found this little used book store that sells them for 33 cents each. I think I bought the best ones out of the boxes that he has. Some obscure ones like Secret Origins, Elf Quest, ROM, and Blue Devil. All 80's comics and all of them in very good shape.

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Old Aug 16th, 2010, 07:44 PM       
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Old Aug 16th, 2010, 07:49 PM       
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Old Sep 3rd, 2010, 05:25 PM       
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Old Sep 3rd, 2010, 05:31 PM       
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Old Sep 10th, 2010, 02:02 PM       
I just finished reading How I Escaped My Certain Fate: The Life and Deaths of a Stand-Up Comedian by Stewart Lee. Very funny, and at times quite interesting, but I am a huge Stewart Lee fan so I was never going to be dissapointed, and I love annotations and hearing the true stories behind where jokes come from. It's essentially an audio commentary in book form for his first three stand-up shows that have been made available on DVD (stand-up comedian, 90s comedian and 41st best stand-up ever), with chapters between each in which he talks about the relevent events of his life that lead up to each of the shows.

I have a huge amount of books on my shelf waiting to be read, but I have been trying to get through Blood Brothers by Richard Price, which is a good book, but just not what I have really been in the mood for recently. It's slow going but I refuse to read anything else now until it's done. After that I have to finish reading Wiseblood by Flannery O'Connor because I got halfway through that before I started reading Blood Brothers. I am an impatient, self-sabotaging reader.

Oh yeah, recently I read Donnie Brasco too. That was fun.
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Old Sep 10th, 2010, 06:04 PM       
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Old Sep 10th, 2010, 08:55 PM       
Fool by Christopher Moore. It's a retelling of King Lear from the perspective of Pocket, Lear's fool. It's funny and good.
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Christopher Moore captured my interest once but I haven't given him a shot yet because I'm afraid his books will be really dumb and I don't want to embarrass myself by admiting that I gave him a shot
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Old Sep 11th, 2010, 10:38 PM       
I think he's funny. For a starter I recommend "The Stupidest Angel". It's got zombies.
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I read Bloodsucking Fiends and Lamb. I haven't read anything else of his though. My GF is really into his books
I LOVED Lamb.
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