Yeah, true, but when has this ever been a polite board?
I have been posting here 5 years this June and I could count on one hand the amount of people here who have been rude to me. People generally speaking treat you the way you treat them. Even when someone is rude to me I almost always hold my tongue, there is no place to go but down once you open that door and it's hard to come back from and impossible to take back what you've said. I generally give people the benefit of the doubt, they are having a bad day, something personal is upsetting them, maybe they misunderstood, maybe they are mixing me up with someone else etc. Seldom has someone started rudely with me and continued to be rude when each time I was never rude back.
...I'm reasonably certain he's insulted me in the past...or am I getting him confused with Crappy...honestly, unless I've been deeply engaged in argument with a certain person (ie Neuro, ASX), or their picture is an attractive woman (ie you), I have trouble remember whose who.
Harvey has a crazy amount of patience but no one is perfect. I've lost my patience a few times as Darth and Larocque can attest to lol. You can insult someone sometimes and not realise it was taken that way. Think back to your own experiences at Fleets. You came there full of curiousity and thought you were just expressing this but most of the older posters there thought you came across as very insulting.
In this case I was talking about using language like "fucking idiot" or stuff along that line, put downs.
Martin is typically thought of as the Tolkien of our time, so he should be at the top. Honestly, I think he's far better than Tolkien. Less pretentious, and more human.
Well considering I haven't even read Tolkien yet...
The book "A Song of Fire and Ice" was only just published in '96, that is like yesterday to me. Personally I think the bigger failure in life would be devoting all your energy to reading and not living it. (says the voracious reader lol)
No idea what that means.
Our awareness of the passage of time changes as we get older. When you're a kid it seems like the summer stretches before you but when you get to my age I blink and a year is gone. Time moves with dizziying speed! I have goals when it comes to books. I want to read every book that ever won the Nebula, Yugo, Pulitzer or Nobel prize, the 100 most important Canadian books, all of Shakespear's works plus all the books listed in the book A Lifetime's Reading: The World's 500 Greatest Books by Philip Ward, http://home.comcast.net/~netaylor1/philipward500.htm
(in the order he recomends, which is next to impossible as I can't find half of them.) this is not including all the other books on all the subjects that I enjoy, or those written in French that I want to read too! So comming upon anyone new at this point really takes a back seat to my present book goals. 1996 is very recent to me and certainly new as I all ready had all these book goals in place since 1990.
Let me know what you think.
I can do that, I'll post it here.