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« Reply #30: August 01, 2010, 04:34:01 am »


Dune, by Frank Herbert. It fuels my inner geek. Cheesy
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« Reply #31: August 01, 2010, 09:38:53 am »

Dune, by Frank Herbert. It fuels my inner geek. Cheesy

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« Reply #32: August 01, 2010, 02:21:47 pm »

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My recommendation is three novels, but you can buy them in one volume: The Ozark Trilogy by Suzette Haydn Elgin.  It's a fantastic series of stories that incorporate folklore and dialects from the Ozarks.

Edited to add the words "...of stories..." for clarification.
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« Reply #33: August 01, 2010, 02:24:20 pm »

Suzette Haydn Elgin.

One of my favourite authors.  I discovered her when I was studying ling at uni and because of her I still incorporate linguistic notation into my written spells.

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« Reply #34: August 01, 2010, 04:12:29 pm »

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Fear is the mind-killer. Wink PAH. I'm so sad. Cheesy
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« Reply #35: August 01, 2010, 05:46:17 pm »

Fear is the mind-killer. Wink PAH. I'm so sad. Cheesy

I used to say that all the time (the whole thing) whenever I was scared.
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« Reply #36: August 01, 2010, 06:53:14 pm »

I used to say that all the time (the whole thing) whenever I was scared.
At the tender age of 15, I looked at that and thought, "Hey - that's a spell!"  It certainly is functional as one; I've used it from time to time, for myself and others, on a number of occasions since.  I have to admit, though, that it's really the only thing about Dune that I do like (but, de gustibus non est disputandum - that'd be Latin for YMMV Cheesy - so I'll leave it at that).

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« Reply #37: August 01, 2010, 08:37:58 pm »

de gustibus non est disputandum - that'd be Latin for YMMV Cheesy

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« Reply #38: August 01, 2010, 08:43:03 pm »

Fear is the mind-killer. Wink PAH. I'm so sad. Cheesy

Fear is the little death that brings total obliteration. I have that entire thing memorized and am also considering getting the first bit ("I must not fear") as a tattoo.
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« Reply #39: August 01, 2010, 08:45:43 pm »

Fear is the little death that brings total obliteration. I have that entire thing memorized and am also considering getting the first bit ("I must not fear") as a tattoo.

That would be an awesome tattoo.
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« Reply #40: August 01, 2010, 09:07:19 pm »

I used to say that all the time (the whole thing) whenever I was scared.

I used a slightly modified form of it for pain, back when I had serious migraine problems.

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« Reply #41: August 02, 2010, 05:59:13 am »

That would be an awesome tattoo.

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Most of the tattoos I want are stuff like this, little phrases and snippets of text that mean stuff to me. Smiley There's only one tattoo I want that isn't words. (I want a few.) xD
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« Reply #42: August 02, 2010, 06:00:33 am »

I used a slightly modified form of it for pain, back when I had serious migraine problems.

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It's certainly a strong piece of writing. Smiley
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« Reply #43: October 19, 2010, 07:35:24 pm »


Fried Green Tomatoes At the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg.
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« Reply #44: June 09, 2011, 10:53:10 pm »

Fried Green Tomatoes At the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg.

Whoa, knitsy your avitar says vagina!!  Lips sealed 

Has anyone recommended Twilight??
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