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by angry-amy
Thu Jul 24, 20:03 2003
Forum: Mixed Media
Topic: toss the book!
Replies: 3
Views: 723

toss the book!

i am tossing it. i just cant do it. i really like one or 2 of the characters, but the chapters that dont follow them are driving me nuts. if you are reading, i encourage you to press onward and finish it. i cant stop you from doing that. but i am retiring from leading the discussions as of this mome...
by angry-amy
Tue Jul 22, 5:58 2003
Forum: Mixed Media
Topic: what's your function?
Replies: 16
Views: 1940

what's your function?

i have gotten a few private messages over the past couple of days, addressing the fact that people are no longer participating in the reading of otherland. it frustrates me because 1) i have had less and less time to read lately, 2) i spend time creating thoughtprovoking questions, and 3) i am not s...
by angry-amy
Mon Jul 21, 15:42 2003
Forum: Polls
Topic: What's so bad about a flame war?!
Replies: 20
Views: 2851

there is a difference between having a discussion about issues and having it turned into a hate fest.

would a mod please get a handbasket ready and deliver to me please.

i am looking foreward to spreading a little (or a lot depending on how many you send me) of love.
by angry-amy
Mon Jul 21, 15:26 2003
Forum: Ranting
Topic: Everything Big or Do it in Moderation?
Replies: 3
Views: 685

does that mean that if i am trolling, i should keep on strolling?
by angry-amy
Wed Jul 16, 8:31 2003
Forum: Ranting
Topic: whats with this crazy queer eye thing
Replies: 12
Views: 1291

Re: whats with this crazy queer eye thing

I know gay guys probably have better taste then most straight guys blatant over-generalization. please refrain from being so ignorant in the future. but why would you make a show about it....I respect ppl who are gay as long as they dont come onto me or try and use there suduction thinger on me hrm...
by angry-amy
Wed Jul 16, 7:52 2003
Forum: Mixed Media
Topic: ch9.othlnd.disc
Replies: 4
Views: 777

ch9.othlnd.disc

do not read this topic unless you have finished ch9. spoiler. . . . . . . . . . . . . in the end of the chaper renie has to leave the inferno. she looked for !xabbu in the room before leaving but could not find him. then she jumped to the private band and looked for him there and still couldnt find ...
by angry-amy
Tue Jul 15, 13:05 2003
Forum: Ranting
Topic: Why did she put the Tampon on the window sill?!?!
Replies: 20
Views: 3047

the first time i saw it, i was stumped over why she put it on the window sill in the first place too. c'mon people, the window sill wasnt anywhere the sink or the toilet. what was she thinking. i could have understood if it was right over the toilet or something, but seriously, like she is gonna pee...
by angry-amy
Tue Jul 15, 12:45 2003
Forum: Mixed Media
Topic: ch6+7.othlnd.disc
Replies: 2
Views: 755

ch6+7.othlnd.disc

in chapter 6 we have just learned a little more about paul. the last line in chapter 6 says that paul jumped into the light. could this be the same kind of light that thargor sees? in chapter 7, in the middle of page 132, when renie asks about responsibilities that she may be taking !xabbu from, "!X...
by angry-amy
Sat Jul 12, 19:26 2003
Forum: Mixed Media
Topic: ch1.othlnd.disc
Replies: 7
Views: 1013

i think i am very different from renie. i am not technologically inclined, but i do like being nurturing (like she does.... shhhhhh dont tell anyone). i think i also have aspects of my life that i appear to be ashamed of. for her, it is the alcoholic father, for me... other things. i liked the descr...
by angry-amy
Sat Jul 12, 19:20 2003
Forum: Mixed Media
Topic: ch3-5.othlnd.disc
Replies: 8
Views: 1116

what if !xabbu doesnt play a role in getting stephen better, but played a role in making him sick? is that a possibility?

i am at that phase of questioning everything as NOTHING is quite what it originally seems to be.
by angry-amy
Sat Jul 12, 19:18 2003
Forum: Mixed Media
Topic: preface.othlnd.disc.
Replies: 7
Views: 1130

jem wrote:It seems to me that the "vision" Paul has about the tree and the castle could be an important part of the rest of the story.
the question was how does it relate IYO? typically a preface ties in, c'mon people, this shouldnt be as hard as you are making it.
by angry-amy
Sat Jul 12, 16:45 2003
Forum: Mixed Media
Topic: ch3-5.othlnd.disc
Replies: 8
Views: 1116

bumping this back up with the other discussion threads. dont want anyone to miss it.
by angry-amy
Sat Jul 12, 16:40 2003
Forum: Mixed Media
Topic: 7-12-03 sched update
Replies: 12
Views: 1418

UPDATE

i hope that people are pretty caught up as of now and noone will moan and groan that it is time to assign more reading. if you get a little behind, dont worry. just read and respond in discussion threads as they pertain to you. be careful to not read the discussion threads ahead of your reading. i c...
by angry-amy
Sat Jul 12, 16:34 2003
Forum: Mixed Media
Topic: ch2.othlnd.disc
Replies: 6
Views: 765

i never throught of Sellars and the "Old Man" in that way...that is a very crazy idea... there's a bit more to it than just the fact he's a reclusive old man...lots more...... G- please, i understand that you have read the book, and you are excited about having us all read it too, but please be car...
by angry-amy
Fri Jul 11, 14:37 2003
Forum: Mixed Media
Topic: ch3-5.othlnd.disc
Replies: 8
Views: 1116

ch3-5.othlnd.disc

you should have read thru chapter 5 (and participated here if you choose)before you go on to the next installment of discussion.... what are your predictions for stephen and his "illness?" where do you think that the "illness comes from," and how do you think that this "illness" will be resolved dur...
by angry-amy
Fri Jul 11, 6:29 2003
Forum: Mixed Media
Topic: ch2.othlnd.disc
Replies: 6
Views: 765

ch2.othlnd.disc

what strikes you as odd about mister summers?

what about christabel?

why do you think her family doesnt want her going to mister summers's house?
by angry-amy
Fri Jul 11, 6:21 2003
Forum: Mixed Media
Topic: 7-12-03 sched update
Replies: 12
Views: 1418

it seems a little too slow for me too. i read fast though, so we will see how we are doing by sunday.
by angry-amy
Thu Jul 10, 15:08 2003
Forum: Mixed Media
Topic: ch1.othlnd.disc
Replies: 7
Views: 1013

ch1.othlnd.disc

some thoughts to think about after reading chapter 1. how are you similar to Renie? how do you differ? in the first half of page 32, !Xabbu and Renie discuss the differences between virtual reality and reality. what did you think about the description that Renie gave? please clarify for me (as i don...
by angry-amy
Thu Jul 10, 8:52 2003
Forum: Mixed Media
Topic: preface.othlnd.disc.
Replies: 7
Views: 1130

preface.othlnd.disc.

some things to think about after reading the preface. what did you notice all the references to monotheism, religion, Jesus, and G'd? what do you think the significance of this is/will be as we read? a good example is the dialogue on page 3, or the way that the helmit turned into something "resembli...
by angry-amy
Wed Jul 9, 17:56 2003
Forum: Mixed Media
Topic: 7-12-03 sched update
Replies: 12
Views: 1418

7-12-03 sched update

THE 3RD POST BY ME ON THIS PAGE IS THE UPDATE. today is the 9th. my copy of the book came in, and i know that others are still waiting/not sure/ in limbo/big dorks/checking the libraries, but as previously stated, reading should begin today. please read the first 5 chapters (that includes #1 and the...
by angry-amy
Sat Jul 5, 6:38 2003
Forum: Mixed Media
Topic: annc: selection +schedule
Replies: 27
Views: 1681

I am wondering about how the book club works. This book is 780 pages. If we start on July 9, and if we read and discuss in weekly sections, how much will we cover each week (how many pages or chapters)? i was waiting to post a tentative schedule until my copy arrives. my thought is that i will look...
by angry-amy
Fri Jul 4, 12:00 2003
Forum: Ranting
Topic: The "Gay" insult
Replies: 59
Views: 4781

Just goes to show that people are way to sensitive. Homosexuals, whites, black, asians, hispanics, women, men, feminists, liberals, non-feminists, heterosexuals, poor people, unemployed people, middle class people, everyone is just to sensitive to things other people say. you say that like it is a ...
by angry-amy
Thu Jul 3, 10:08 2003
Forum: Ranting
Topic: The "Gay" insult
Replies: 59
Views: 4781

this thread is really queer.
by angry-amy
Thu Jul 3, 10:06 2003
Forum: Ranting
Topic: it's my journal!
Replies: 17
Views: 1670

i dont want to friends only simply because i know that i am going through certain things that i know can help other people who have been through some of the same life experiences. i got an online journal for the sole purpose of friends who are actually RL friends so that i would no longer clutter th...
by angry-amy
Thu Jul 3, 9:59 2003
Forum: Mixed Media
Topic: The Handmaid's Tale-Discussion Thread
Replies: 10
Views: 1174

i was gonna suggest reading it here, but then this other book got suggested and everyone looked like they were all gung ho about that book, so i pushed it off to the back shelf of my mind.

maybe i will get to it after i finish all of the "smart books" that i halfway through presently.