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    • Yeah, you guessed it...

      3 years ago

      NinjaRevolt

      So since I didn't post for a few weeks, I pretty much failed my 52 books in 52 weeks. I did have a few things come up, but the major reason is I didn't prepare myself enough, and vastly underestimated how much attention it would take.


      HOWEVER, my friends encouraged me that just because I didn't finish the book in a week doesn't mean I have to stop, so I'm revising it to 52 books in 1 year! It gives me a bit more leeway, and while it's the same amount of reading, I feel it's more do-able. Posts won't be once week, but every time I finish a book.


      Finally, to my first week's book, I've discovered (or rather have known this for some time) that I tend to jump around a bit. I haven't finished the The Aeronaut's Windlass, but I have finished


      The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

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      This book came as a recommendation from a friend years ago, but one that I never gone around to. I happened to see it on sale, and decided to pick it up cause why not. I have seen the movie, and back then I thought, well since I've seen the movie, I don't have to read the book, barring the Harry Potter books that is. I hated people who said "Oh I've read the books, they're much better", when they could just sit down, watch the damn movie and be done in 2 hours.

      This was Past Me, and I'd like to think I've grown a bit since then. I've also realized it's kind of ridiculous that I didn't realize that there were so many good movies based on good books. Now days I actually like to watch the movie/show on the book, then read the book. This helps me visualize the character I've seen, and place them in the spot of the book, and that's exactly what I did for this book! Albeit I saw the movie years and years ago, but I remember the gist of it!


      Thoughts:

      It's actually quite a fun book, short (which I was a little sad about given how abruptly it ended), and quite possibly one of the most British things I've read. The story follows Arthur Dent, a human who survives Earth being destroyed and ends up on the spaceship Heart of Gold with his friend/savior (and alien) Ford Prefect, President of the Galaxy Zaphod Beeblebrox, and last female human(from Earth!) Trillian. Oh, and there's also a super positive A.I. of the Heart of Gold, a super depressed robot named Marvin, and a few other aliens that pop up.

      The story itself is pretty silly, and the characters and mannerisms scream Britishness, which in itself is enjoyable. Actually, comparing it to the movie, I felt the book rushed through things quite quickly while the movie took more time to build up up to certain events. I also enjoyed the movies choice for the characters, and placing Martin Freeman in Arthur Dent's shoes was quick a good fit, though the book version complained a bit much for my liking. Also I felt Trillian had a much smaller presence in the book, though they do change stuff a bit for the movie.

      My main gripe with the book is that. along with the rushed feeling, it ends quite quickly. I understand that it's a series, and it's definitely short enough to where I'd like to continue on at some point, but it's literally escape from certain death, "are we ok? We are, great, let's go here!" END.

      Overall, it's an enjoyable scifi novel and it doesn't take itself too seriously, which generally makes for a fun read. It's also short, which may or may not be a plus for you, but if you have free time, and decide you'd like to pick up a quick book to read over a day or so, I'd recommend Hitchhiker's, though expect to check out the series given the abrupt end!



      And as for the bookmark:

      Harrowing Journey

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      Chosen because it's the first card I thought of when I was thinking of a card with the word "Journey" in it. Not because of the color, or that Harrowing has more of a negative connotation than I'm looking for. I also felt that after reading the book, I think the main character, Arthur, would have definitely seemed the type to describe his adventure as "harrowing".

    • 52 in 52

      3 years ago

      NinjaRevolt

      Hello RT website!


      I remember a few years ago, Geoff posted about reading 52 books in 52 weeks. I tried it when he mentioned it, and failed within the first couple weeks if I remember right. Well recently I saw a post online (I think on Reddit?) about doing a book club for the 52 in 52, and it made me think of doing it again! So that's what this post is about, though I won't be following Reddit's booklist, but rather a collection of books I've built up on my own over the past years that I never got around to reading.


      I haven't posted much on the RT site at all, especially since the re-design, but I feel I should post about this somewhere since it'll help me keep track a bit. Every week a little overview/review of the previous week's book, as well as the synopsis of the book I'm reading for next week. Since this is the first week, I'll be posting the book I'm reading and the synopsis, but the overview will be till next week.

      Also, a small side note. I have a ton of Magic cards, and over the past few years, I've taken to using them as bookmarks, using cards I think might relate to the book (choosing base on title, synopsis, and/or cover-art) so I'll post the bookmark I use as a little extra thing.



      Week 1:

      The Aeronaut's Windlass: The Cinder Spires by Jim Butcher

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      Synopsis: Since time immemorial the Spires have sheltered humanity, towering for miles over the mist-shrouded surface of the world. Within their halls aristocratic houses have ruled for generations, developing scientific marvels, fostering trade alliances, and building fleets of airships to keep the peace.

      Captain Grimm commands the merchant ship Predator. Fiercely loyal to Spire Albion, he has taken their side in the cold war with Spire Aurora, disrupting the enemy's shipping lines by attacking their cargo vessels. But when the Predator is severely damaged in combat, leaving captain and crew grounded, Grimm is offered a proposition from the Spirearch of Albion - to join a team of agents on a vital mission in exchange for fully restoring Predator to its fighting glory.

      And even as Grimm undertakes this dangerous task, he will learn that the conflict between the Spires is merely a premonition of things to come. Humanity’s ancient enemy, silent for more than ten thousand years, has begun to stir once more. And death will follow in its wake...


      Bookmark for the week (Chosen for Steampunky-ness):

      Izzet Guildmage

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      Wish me luck! I'm trying to change a lot of things I do for 2016, and this is one of them. Hopefully it won't be too overwhelming. Cheers!

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  • Comments (166)

    • willb

      5 years ago

      Hey xavi, glad you found me. Didn't see you at the saltlick on Monday.

      • NinjaRevolt FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        5 years ago

        Yeah man, had to head back to AZ early Monday morning... Disappointed I couldn't go...

    • AMingDynasty

      5 years ago

      A ninja revolt. Hmm...okay, I'm in.

    • milesprower 2005 Ten Years 2015

      8 years ago

      Hey there Ninja, was just wondering if you'd joined the Drunk Alliance. I'm pretty sure you have, but I can't remember your username, and I'd like to make you a Guild Officer.

    • Star357

      8 years ago

      I was trying to hit the watch button I don't know how but I unfriended you

    • 9_tailed_pup

      8 years ago

      Hello, this is Mikuru, and since you were in the RvB SOS Brigade, I thought I would invite you to the new and improved:
      RvB SOS Brigade 2.0

    • milesprower 2005 Ten Years 2015

      8 years ago

      Hey there. If you've signed up for the Drunk Alliance, let me know. I'd like to give Officer Candidacy to someone who'll most likely keep a close eye on activity towards release.

    • Star357

      8 years ago

      read my new journal entry immediately!

    • Star357

      9 years ago

      sorry about taking so long to get back to you on your request

    • Obito100

      9 years ago

      thanks for the welcome

    • SPARTAN_204

      9 years ago

      Thanks for joining!

    • anko2468XD

      9 years ago

      i still have all my games and game systems for it, including nintendo64 (even though it broke years ago after i got the collectors edition of majoras mask and OoT XD) i'm not the biggest fan of the newer games though. yeah their fun, but they totally forgot about cucuos! i love those insane little birdies XD

    • anko2468XD

      9 years ago

      ANFNANOIREBGNOPG I WENT TO E3 AND NOW I CANNOT COMPREHEND THE AWESOMENESS. not cause of portal 2, even though i almost died right there when they announced it, but because of nintendo.

      NINTENDO3DS. I'M GETTING IT IF ONLY TO PLAY OCARINA OF TIME 3D. -twitch twitch-

      i'm such a legend of zelda dork XDD

    • LilButterCup

      9 years ago

      lol nm, just listenin' to music && finishing a t-shirt design
      ^_^ it's fine~ don't worry!!

    • LilButterCup

      9 years ago

      heyy

    • FFACReno

      9 years ago

      Your pictures are all genius =D

    • nsm0220

      9 years ago

      hi

    • nsm0220

      9 years ago

      hi

    • nsm0220

      9 years ago

      www.petitionspot.com/petitions/OhMyGoddessTheGame and tell your friends about this

    • blazingvenom

      9 years ago

      hi wuts up

    • anko2468XD

      9 years ago

      MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR, NINJA!!!! ^.^ here's to a long year of jokes, halo, fallout, and rvb!


      (when i was typing this mario was yelling quite loudly 'AMEN TO THAT!' she was then hit in the eye bye a cheeto. thank you, ridgeway XD)

    • marioanluigi

      9 years ago

      MERRY CHRISTMAS NINJA!! -from both mario and anko (anko didn't feel like waiting till she got home to sign on, and i don't trust her with my laptop)

    • anko2468XD

      9 years ago

      oh. -laughs and cringes- that happened to me. i had FINALLY gotten to the VERY END of fallout 3, and all the sudden my xbox needed to be fixed. then the guy who was fixing it (my brother offerered; i don't trust him with electronics) messed up and erased EVERYTHING. i had been trying to get all the side missions done, just to be able to say i did. i was so pissed off XD

    • anko2468XD

      9 years ago

      nothing much, i just learned that if you trying to teach one of your cousins to play fallout, make sure they aren't complete idiots. you?

    • t0xicparis

      9 years ago

      In reply to NinjaRevolt, #1:

      Thanks Ninja :)

    • JGreggors FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      9 years ago

      happy halloween
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    • marioanluigi

      9 years ago

      -laughs- good point.

    • marioanluigi

      9 years ago

      -blocks- mwahaha

    • marioanluigi

      9 years ago

      ..............good point. -punches and steals the cheetos- but i'm a ninja. i don't block things, i steal them


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    • marioanluigi

      9 years ago

      ok, owwww! the cheeto hit me in the you jerk! -punches- lol

    • Spartan_Shio

      9 years ago

      oh ok ^_^

    • marioanluigi

      9 years ago

      XD lol, whatever man, you know i'm made of nothing but awesome and pw3nage

    • anko2468XD

      9 years ago

      XD aww, thanks for the pic, ninja!

    • marioanluigi

      9 years ago

      aw, pssh, whatever lol. -throws a cheeto at ninjas forehead- retard lol

    • marioanluigi

      9 years ago

      lol, arse face, jk

    • marioanluigi

      9 years ago

      man, i'm 16, i haven't done any of that lol, i was just messing with you (anko will gladly tell you off got high of some paint when we were redoing my room by accident, but don't listen to her, lol)

    • marioanluigi

      9 years ago

      lol; optimistic. what i am when buzzed. or drunk. or high. lol

    • JGreggors FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      9 years ago

      For the picture you want you have to right click on it and say 'Open Image in New Window' then you have to use that URL... the File does not exist. only works if the link in between them ends in .jpg

    • marioanluigi

      9 years ago

      oh. ok. that makes me feel better. and the fact anko did it to XD

    • JGreggors FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      9 years ago

      man the photo didn't work :(

      wait maybe...

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    • JGreggors FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      9 years ago

      hi!!!
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    • marioanluigi

      9 years ago

      oh. i fail -_-' lol

    • anko2468XD

      9 years ago

      lol, thx XD

    • Aeronator

      9 years ago

      hanging out with a friend.

    • Aeronator

      9 years ago

      hey dude. whats up?

    • CyanLink

      9 years ago

      Listening to the Drunk Tank. I should maybe lay off the random his now, I currently have about 12 conversations going on.

    • CyanLink

      9 years ago

      Randomly browsing the online members list at the bottom of the page. Hi and What's up?

    • NiceLady

      9 years ago

      Yeah. It looks good....I hate how they misspelled it. "Inglourious Basterds" lmao...Brad Pitt. lolz. Sigh. Yeah......D9 was sad....I cried alot. be prepared to read subtitles. lolz

    • NiceLady

      9 years ago

      So I saw D9 today...It was an awesomly sad movie...

    • NiceLady

      9 years ago

      Lmao. Uhm The host might be a movie...but It's not the same as the book. uhm...sigh...
      Frick....I feel horrible.

    • NiceLady

      9 years ago

      Well...There's: Uglies, Marked, The Host, Pride and Predjudice and Zombies, Coraline....uhm idk. That's just what I'm reading right now.

      I was born watching Star Trek. No joke. As soon as my mom took me home I sat and watched star trek with her and fell asleep. lmao

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