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I usually have to take my time with Dickens, but this last one took months. I just couldn't seem to get into a good rhythm with it.
- I like the name, Dragon's Teeth. What's it about?
Historical fiction about the Bone Wars. It's a previously unpublished manuscript, so it's in need of some editing, but I'm digging it so far.
- And what's the biography of the Buddha called?
I thought maybe I was forgetting a subtitle or something, but the book's just called Buddha.
Finished Oliver Twist a little while ago after reading it off and on for the last few months. I enjoyed the book, but found it very slow going for some reason.
At the moment, I'm reading Dragon Teeth by Michael Crichton and trying to get myself started on Karen Armstrong's biography of the historical Buddha.
I didn't realize the shark was CG. One less hour of my life to spend on TV, I guess.
A lot of the article seems to take the tone that we definitely know for sure this time, even though we thought we definitely knew for sure before.
I really haven't seen the spam that's got you so riled up. Care to share a few examples?
There's definitely a basis for criticising cultural appropriation in situations like what you're describing. I think the real problem with appropriation arises when ignorance comes into it. White people making burritos is fine, wearing a ceremonial Native American headdress to Coachella, simply because it looks cool, isn't.
I found that first photo of the penguins very striking. It really gives you a sense of both the incredible beauty and the daunting conditions that Ballesta describes. Those penguins look so small and fragile.
I'll second Com Truise. He's got a really great atmospheric sound that I don`t hear in a lot of other synthwave music.
It never occurred to me to take notes on anything I'm reading for pleasure, but lately I've been thinking maybe I should. At least for non-fiction. I'm reading Gifts of the Crow at the moment and finding the neuroscience a little difficult to retain. Just the act of writing something down seems to help, even if I don't spend much reviewing.
It took a few days for me to get into it, but Arcade Fire - Everything Now has really grown on me.
I found this series of videos on samples in popular songs, which led me down a rabbit hole that eventually led to discovering Breakwater - Release the Beast. It was heavily sampled by Daft Punk for Robot Rock, but I really think Release the Beast is a far superior song.