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Old 06-10-2008, 08:54 AM   #29261
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Just in case you thought I only read children's fiction I'll also recommend Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks. An unpleasantly bleak tale of life in the trenches during World War I (though there is an interlude that sets up the main characters before that kicks in)
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Old 06-10-2008, 09:23 AM   #29262
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Just in case you thought I only read children's fiction I'll also recommend Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks. An unpleasantly bleak tale of life in the trenches during World War I (though there is an interlude that sets up the main characters before that kicks in)
I just finished reading that.
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Old 06-10-2008, 10:30 AM   #29263
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Do you have an aversion to reading children's fiction at all? A lot of it is very well written and easily stands against adult fare.
Oh, Mr. Nash. I dearly love reading children's fiction and I write it, as well, so you'll get no argument from me regarding the quality--some of it is dreadful, of course, but that's true of writing in any genre.

For my birthday a couple of years ago, my Will hunted up a copy of Ellen Kindt McKenzie's "Taash and the Jesters," which is a story that I loved in childhood. It's one of the best gifts anyone has ever given me.

I will certainly give a look to the titles that you've suggested. Thanks--
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I don't read as much as I used to, but I recently read "How to Stop Acting" by Harold Guskin. It may be a bit odd to read a book written to help actors when I have no intention to start acting, and it was more or less accidental that I bought it, but it was an interesting read. The book gives a lot of insight into what it is that actors do.
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Now I have a lovely stack of books to read.

My Will managed a book store several years ago and it was great. We lived above the store in the summer, which made it easy to run down and grab something from the latest arriving shipment.

I like the weight of a book in my hands. I like the promise of possibilities that I feel just before I turn to the first page and begin to read.

No, it really doesn't take much to make me happy.
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Whatobert, Robert.

Or should that be Whatacey, Lacey?
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Whatobert, Robert.

Or should that be Whatacey, Lacey?
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Darn straight.
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I totally released a new game.
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Nice.

Hey, my artwork didn't make it into the final game!

Oh well. Of such is life.
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As for books: anything by P.D. James. I love her mysteries and American Gods by Neil Gaiman.
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Hey, my artwork didn't make it into the final game!
Yeah, in your case, there was a green halo around your character and I felt too lazy to remove it.
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Squinky, I liked it. The sensibility reminds me a bit of some of the experimental animated short films that I saw last year when I was screening films for a film festival. In my opinion, the animated shorts were the most interesting submissions, so don't take this for anything but a compliment.

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Yeah, in your case, there was a green halo around your character and I felt too lazy to remove it.
I tried to remove that a few times but Paint.net kept putting ant-aliasing around the edges every time I saved the image, for some reason, causing the green blur. I didn't know if it'd be a problem in the final product, though.


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