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Official Discussion for Maggot Moon by Sally Gardner

For January 2015, I have chosen Maggot Moon by Sally Gardner to be the Blurbing Book Club selection. From now until the 31st of January, I urge you to do the following...1. Read the book. 2. Come back to this forum and leave your thoughts about the…Continue

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Started by Michelle in Books & The Blurbing Book Club Dec 30, 2014.

Gamergate Discussion (Games journalism and sexism in games) 20 Replies

So, I'm putting this here rather than in any gaming related sub because I want to have an intelligent debate about it.I'm also posting this here because there doesn't seem to already be a discussion threat about it, which I thought odd because I…Continue

Tags: media, journalism, games, sexism, gamergate

Started by Lizzie Finn in Debates, Intellectual Discourse, and Current Events. Last reply by Alexander Dinkov Nov 27, 2014.

 

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Tropes: Stuffed in the Fridge

Tropes are all around us, on TV, in books, film, and video games. They  allow us to compartmentalize concepts so that our brains don't have to waste too much processing power over-thinking certain ideas, which is both good and bad. After all, when two guys show up with bad Italian/Brooklyn accents in nice suits, our brain tells us that they are gangsters and we don't have to over think it. The authors, directors, and character actors of the world would tell us this is a good thing. After all, these two goons will probably be killed off in the next scene by our hero and the audience doesn't need twelve minutes of back story to understand…
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Posted by Adam J Brunner on January 13, 2015 at 12:00pm

Elite: Dangerous - Commander's Journal Entry two

In this second episode Commander Chef-Jitus finds himself in a Hauler, his new cargo ship. He intends to make a career transition to trading, Nikki thinks it is safer. Freelance work is dangerous no doubt, but at least you are normally the one doing the hunting. Will the commander be able to avoid the space pirates that plague the Galaxy? Will he be able to resist the road to easy money by nefarious means?...

Posted by Lothian Tam ~ Admin ~ on January 11, 2015 at 11:13pm

Elite: Dangerous - Commanders Journal: Entry one

To start off we catch up with the Commander two weeks after his arrival back to earth. Chef had some massive debts to pay and was away from home for three months doing freelance work. He managed to make the money to pay the debt and buy a new Hauler ship. Nikki, Chef's wife is none to happy that he does the freelance work to support the family. She wants him to make trade runs, she thinks it is safer. Chef takes one more freelance run to Alpha Centar

Posted by Lothian Tam ~ Admin ~ on January 5, 2015 at 8:48pm

January Blurbing Book Club - Maggot Moon by Sally Gardner

Hello and welcome to the return of the Blurbing Book Club! I hope to continue with the book club throughout 2015. For my first choice, during the month of January, I would love it if we would all read Maggot Moon by Sally Gardner.

This book won lots of awards and was published a few years ago. It's a kind of alternate-history, science-fiction, dystopian read.  Apparently it's a little hard to categorise but what really appeals to me about this book is the original voice of the main character, Standish Treadwell.  He has dyslexia and because of this he sees the world differently... here is the offical product description:

In Sally Gardner’s stunning novel, set in a ruthless regime, an unlikely teenager risks all to expose the truth about a…

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Posted by Michelle on December 30, 2014 at 4:58am

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