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  1. @Sparklefan1234 Hahaha! Oh my gosh!! You're right though, it does! totally didn't mean for that to be the case! xD;
  2. So, after finally finishing up with all of my reading (had taken a bit longer than usual...), I'd like to set up a new TBR list/pile.  If anyone has any recommendations, I'd love to hear/have them.  I'm generally open to anything from fiction (Fanfiction or otherwise) to nonfiction/self-help! Just need to keep myself busy. Thank you so very much in advance for any ideas and suggestions. 

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    2. AmarisNsane


      @Widdershins: Oh! Hey, I had no idea that you were into H.P. Lovecraft.  He's actually among, if not sitting right at the top of my favorite authors list.  What might your favorite (short) story of his be? If you have a favorite.  I've already respected you well enough, but somehow, you manage to bring along newfound respect from me.  And hey, hey! I like R.R. Martin! Though to be fair, I really only have ever read his "A Song of Ice and Fire" series.  I do plan on getting around to reading some of his stories.  If I recall, he's starting or had been working on a new book as well? A full novel.  I haven't researched up on anything related to him in quite some time, sadly.  I should.

      As for these other authors: Bruce Coville sounds like quite the gem! After doing some research, I'm liking what I'm seeing! The art itself puts a smile on my face, I can only imagine the writing.  E Nesbitt specializes in DRAGON literature then? Oh, of course you would like her, haha! It sounds incredibly interesting.  I don't believe I've ever read someone like that.  

      And Pratchett.  Please don't hate me, but I don't believe I've heard of nor read.  It sounded familiar enough, so I've searched up on his work but don't recognize any.  For you to like him so much though, he must have been a great author.  I do trust your judgement! It is saddening that such a big figure for you had passed.  Might I ask when? How? Or I could just do research, whatever works.

      Also, any specific suggestions of which book to start with? From the works of Coville, Nesbitt and Pratchett? Very appreciated, thank you so much!  

    3. Widdershins


       *Look of Befuddlement*

       ...You askin' the wrong being for timestamps or Beginnings or Endings!

       Hmm... Well, Coville, and to a lesser degree, Nesbitt, are known for their anthologies. Pretty much anywhere from any book you can find will do; though Nesbitt's stuff is more of her own collected short stories. Seem to recall one about a dragon that was a literal, living scrap heap. One part got pulled out and the dragon fell apart! And a Sealskin Coat dragon! Real classical childrens' stories, I should say! Coville is a mainstay in childrens' literature, so he hopefully oughten't be hard to find; I picked him up in Goodwills to gather my own hoard of his works. I should say though, his series on My Teacher is an Alien/ melted my brain, etc. Sounds silly, of course, but it goes WAY deep! Remember at some point, he unravels  that alien kind & the whole universe has been keeping tabs on Mankind, since we're a rather... emotional & unpredictable species, that we had at one point in our evolution a psychic link that we grew out of, and ever since we've been disjointed & disgruntled for lack of that same emotional link.

      ... and I'm like: "Ow! Brain too open now!!"

       Coville's good on his monster mash-ups though!

       ...Pratchett though...?...



      ON IT!

        HEY @Duality!!! WE TALKIN' PRATCHETT OVAH HERE!! ...There!

      ...Little calling-in of another bibliophile, If I might. Feet of Clay, I say, is a good starting point. Thing is with Sir Terry Pratchett, is all of his stuff is set in his Discworld, a flat world on the back of four elephants, on the back of a giant, cosmic turtle swimming through the eternal starlights. He doesn't alienate you, wherever you start. If there's any backstories to be had (Like, four or five of that girl that became a witch & helped the fairyfolk or the starting & continuing adventures of the motley crew of the police force in lawless Ankh'morpork) he'll guide you through it without you being aware of it. Each book is self-contained, I'd say. Feet of Clay though... if a writer can make you feel emotionally attached to a literal Golem... like, traditional Jewish Mythology, blank slate of emotions ovah' here!

       Hogfather was good though... fared better in the movie adaptation though. And that's with an assassin that's literally-theoretically killing actual belief. Weird though. All the stuff with Death somehow fares better when they can show you that you literally cannot comprehend the metaphysical shenanigans.

       ...yes. Death itself is a character of Sir Pratchett's. No, not an embodiment-of-the-concept like you see in movies, literally the concept of Death has a personality when Pratchett writes!

       I cannot recommend Pratchett enough! Just pick up whatever of his books you can find! I've had to hunt down each installment by luck alone, and I've still yet to come across a duplicate!

       ...still remember reading that off the blurb of the last part of his last book... that Sir Terry Pratchett went down, only lamenting of the stories he couldn't finish, that he still had plans for... if he only had time. But he was a happy, adventurous soul! Think it was heart complications... do think he was pretty heavy on the pipe...Feels like I was only just starting to get inspired by his cheerful attitude to live life for what you can do with it.

       ... still. I've got no doubt he still died happy! I oughta... go research him some more...


       ...Oh! Well, to counter melancholy with vitriol! R.R. Martin!

        To be fair to your fairness! I've only ever gotten a taste for him through his thick...thick, book of his short stories! Couldn't even finish! Hey, I like quirky, fable-like, monster/horror & dark humor stories but... Whuh... there was one about a sorta Devil's Pawnshop deal, where the guy got a literal monkey on his back... that only he could see... that was slowly sucking the very life out of him... and how he was trying to evade it before the naked, swollen ape ate him into a husk... and another story about a fancy Gourmand turning to a life of cannibalism... then eating himself alive, I think...

       Eh... I hesitate to say that ol' R.R. does Nightmare-Written-Into-Story better than Lovecraft...

       Good Ol' Lovecraft and his totally rotten life that led to his own special way of writing! He's the author you go to to feel better about your own Introvertedness! I still adore his own term for the everyday "Normies!" Those who don't dabble in the overdramatic darkness: the "Sundwellers." "Eh! You and you're "doing things while it's still light out!" Bleh!"

       Carrying around a collection of his with me right now! So hard to find Lovecraft! Just got done with Cats of Ulthar which is amazingly restrained for H.P. Into the Mountains of Madness was likely his most well done & beautiful works, closest to being a full on book rather than a short, jotted down story. Never did get why he's known for Cthulu. Whichever one that was was pretty much just thirty pages of "Oh Noes! Spooky stuff! Watch out!" then Cthulu waking up early from his millennial nap early, getting bopped in the head with a boat, shaking a grumpy tentacle at the sailors and going "Aw, to heck with all you humans! I'm goin' back to bed!"

       My favorites probably The Dunwich Horror (if I remember that right) that brought us the closest thing to fangirl/fanboy over in his books. The poor, potentially misunderstood "brother" that only wanted that dang book from the library! Nobeing has quite as much angst as the half-blood Cosmic Horror! ...If... if cosmic horrors HAD blood... or form... uh, wait...

       Though... do fondly remember one short story that basically surmises as such: "Oh no! My ancestors might be albino apes! I can't handle this fact! I'm gonna go wave my arms around in babbling panic into that there marsh! WAUGHBLBL!!!"

       Innsmouth, his second most famous story is a bit over-rated, I'd say. The fish demons don't strike me as quite as repulsive as H.P might've wanted us to feel... the implications... maybe...

      ... Ooh! The Colour From Space! Where a whole family farm wastes away from having just TOO much color added to it! From Space! Never knew Hopelessness could be so entertaining! Can still picture dumbfounded local farmers watching it all come to a head and going "Welp!... couldn'ta done nothing to make THAT any less traumatic!"

    4. Duality


      Discworld is an absolutely amazing series and the definitive satire of quasi-Lovecraftian high fantasy. Sir Pratchett got twelve honorary doctorates plus a knighthood just for writing it. I second Widds on recommending it unreservedly.

      There are about fifty books to it, not counting companion material, but you can legitimately start anywhere without losing out on anything but a bit of the compounded humorousness of long-term in-jokes (and this is undertaken even without bulky and repetitive exposition across books; I have yet to figure out how Pratchett did it). However, here's a timeline of the series if you're the sort who wants to start at the beginning of things regardless of technical comprehensibility:



      The Watch novels I find the most addictively readable out of all the subseries, and Widds knows what he's talking about when he says Feet of Clay is top-tier. First one I ever read and still my running favourite.

      I don't know much about any of the other authors mentioned, but that's my name-invoked two cents' worth of bibliophilic corroboration. :please:

  3. Yes! Finally managed to get a working laptop after... I'm not even sure how long.  I've missed all of you so very much! It has been absolute torture! Wow, this place has changed a lot though... very spiffy! I hope that everyone had been well, and I look forward to catching up with everything and everyone. 

  4. AmarisNsane

    Rarity Fan Club

    Oh my gosh! So many new and lovely pictures of best fashion horse! All of which I must go through and save. ♥❤ And it's been quite a shameful amount of time since I've posted here, so here we go!
  5. While I'm a big fan of really any reptile and amphibian, my absolute favorite would have to be... Prepare yourself. FROGS. Frogs, frogs, frogs! ❤ They're just so adorable and precious and I want all of them. ♥❤
  6. Well, here we go. I believe this was the last video watched. ♥
  7. While I'd listen to pretty much anything, I suppose that the type of music (or genre) that I typically listen to would be: Dark Cabaret, Darkwave/Coldwave, Post-Punk, Steampunk, Neoclassical, Dark Ambient, Witch House, Aggrotech/Dark electro...♥
  8. AmarisNsane

    Pinkie Pie Fan Club

    ^ First of all this put the biggest smile on my face! Just finished watching some Batman with my grandmother about an hour ago too! Into my forever saved images it goes. And I've been well, thank you! Though I have missed you quite a great deal. I do hope that everything has been going well for you! I'll have to get back to the messages. Be sure to keep me updated anytime, eh? ♥♥ I apologize for being so absent. ;o; It's been so long since I've posted here, I feel so lost and out of touch, haha! Perhaps I can slowly but surely work my way back though? Here's hoping!
  9. Listening to @@Sir Hugoholic's pro instrumental skills and envying so hard. But you didn't hear it from me...
  10. I really need to stop randomly disappearing. How has everyone been doing? ♥ Also, I'll respond to everything ASAP.

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    2. Widdershins


      Well, Dear A.N. can't say I really know Steam all too well. I can really only tell if its working when it does what I want it to, but then you could say that about anything really. Bloody thing seems a tad smidge slow on the draw, I daresay.

      Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to dramatically sip my fresh brewed Earl Grey Tea!

    3. Widdershins


      Nyeeh! That's hot!

    4. Widdershins


      Well, you've only been gone for... uh, a month-ish? Though considering how I've gotten 56 in under one day, I can't even imagine how many notifications you have to go through. Might want to start skipping whatever ones don't outright mention you directly.

      ...wait, Augh! I'm adding to it!!!

  11. Cinnamon rolls. It's always the cursed cinnamon roll/buns. They are my greatest weakness, after all!
  12. AmarisNsane

    Mega Thread Last Poster Wins

    ^ AHHHH!! This is too cute!! Oh my goodness, I need all three of them in my life! They're just... so precious! Literally squealed out loud upon seeing this post. Gosh, my heart... ♥❤♥
  13. The magic and the mystery of Potato Knishes. Somehow, I always find myself coming back to this, haha.
  14. Well, I can't exactly choose. So, I'm going to go with what a handful have said and say: Both. Chocolate chip dessert pizza. This counts, right? But really, if I had to choose, I'd go for chocolate. My sweet tooth cannot be tamed.
  15. ^ GASP. OH MY GOSH, OH MY GOSH! This is absolutely amazing! Ahh, it makes me think of figurines of her! Figurines that I'd totally want... no, need in my life. Admittedly, I don't take part in much of the merchandise aspect of the show but I would get something like this ASAP. ♥❤♥ Also, I'm doing pretty well, thank you! Though the computer had finally died on me, so now I have no possibilities of coming online before late at night when I have the laptop. Around this time. It's definitely nice to see you around though, I've missed you dearly! How have things been for you? How are t
  16. Easily a necklace that my grandmother had given to me when I was very young. ♥ I wear it everywhere, and keep it on while doing anything. Sometimes, I'd even forget that it's there as it's pretty much become an extension of myself through the years. The very few and rare moments that I've had no choice but to remove it were the moments in which I've felt the most bare, and even anxious to an extent. While I can't take a photo of my own, I can share something very similar for visual sake.
  17. The last thing that I had was a bottle of water at room temperature.
  18. AmarisNsane

    Mega Thread Last Poster Wins

    Behold! The embodiment of beauty.
  19. I'm thinking Murkrow for you. ♥
  20. Well, the team that I had used to get through the main storyline of the Pokemon Moon was something like: - Decidueye (Lvl. 86) - Greninja (Lvl. 76) - Magnezone (Lvl. 66) - Lycanroc (Lvl. 66) - Mimikyu (Lvl. 60) - Kadabra (Lvl. 61)
  21. ^ Haha! So, after seeing this masterpiece, I had to post one of my own!
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    2. Bojo


      Oh my! Thank you :D

    3. AmarisNsane


      @Widdershins: It does, but it won't for quite some time, as Mega Ampharos says! So, you still have a lot of time to finish up.

      @Mega Ampharos: Of course I would find my sources on Tumblr instead of the actual site, haha!

      @Quaestio: What? Gosh, I'm sorry. That sucks! Not to worry though, it would seem you'll get a code tomorrow!

      @Bojo: Not a problem. Hope that you enjoy it as much as I will! ♥

    4. Untitled Goose Q

      Untitled Goose Q

      Doesnt actually matter, I've had one since before game launch

  22. AmarisNsane

    Mega Thread Last Poster Wins

    ^ OH MY GOSH. Ahhhh! I love this! Smiling so much, haha. Thanks so much for the awesome present. It may go without saying but it's immediately been saved! ♥❤
  23. Huh. Interesting question! Personally, I'd have to go for Rarity or Pinkie Pie out of the the Mane Six. I typically find things that have a lot of 'body' most fitting to my aesthetic tastes. This could mean that it is curly/wavy, coiled, or just overall just has a lot of shape to it.
  24. For some reason, I really want to say Musharna but... Ah, what the heck! Musharna. ♥
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