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Typewriter Demigod from London is reading "White Noise" by DeLilo, "Moby-Dick" by Hermann Mellivile and "Uylsses" by Joyce October 20, 2011 - 1:52pm

Class As? SEVENteen? Really? Down here, almost everyone I know has done something. A lot more than a handful of pothead, one acid freak, a couple...you get the picture. This is London Private High School. What do you expect?

 

Innocence isn't overrated. It's really cute in the person you spend nights with. I mean, like just after sex, having your...whatever cuddle around you and fall asleep...is so damn cute!

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wickedvoodoo from Mansfield, England is reading stuff. October 20, 2011 - 2:12pm

Yeah. It started even younger than that I'm afraid. Was probably fourteen still when I first started with ecstasy. Seventeen was when I realised I needed to get away from a lot of that shit. There was a fork in my road and one way was not looking good. Like I say though, a change in surroundings was the key. I'm lucky enough that despite all the turbulence I was able to get the grades I needed to leave the sewer for a few years. A few good people and a totally new environment changed a lot of my values.

I'm not one of those people that stops using those drugs and then gets all preachy. At least I don't think I am. There's a reason why people get addicted to the 'druggie' lifestyle. It can be fun. It feels like something bigger than it is when you are on the inside. In a weird way it brings you closer to the folks around you. I still smoke pot and drink for what probably amounts to the same reasons.

But I think about how young I was - I mean, I had pills before I had been drunk or gotten laid. That is bad shit. I do think I missed out on a few things during those years that I'll never have chance to experience now.

Hence - loss of innocence. It is a shame in a way I suppose.

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Typewriter Demigod from London is reading "White Noise" by DeLilo, "Moby-Dick" by Hermann Mellivile and "Uylsses" by Joyce October 20, 2011 - 2:16pm

Dude...I'm sorry. Holy shit at 14...when I was fourteen the only morally ambiguous thing I was doing was wanking. You do know you CAN say A-Levels and we'll understand you. Btw, what did you do for yours? I don't know the sort who preaches. I do know, however, that Burroughs is the person who KNOWS about all drugs produced from 1950 to 1980. He did fuckin' everything. I know what it's like, you know, with your mates, after a spliff, it's like being in love. It feels magical. But I'm saying things you already know. 

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wickedvoodoo from Mansfield, England is reading stuff. October 20, 2011 - 2:26pm

Hey no reason to be sorry for me. I survived. I'm a shit load better off now. All is good, my friend.

Heh, by Class A's I meant the drug class, not A-levels.

But I am feeling a need for a change of topic. Everytime I stray in this thread I end up getting people down. Sorry folks. Something magical about this thread brings out miserable stuff in me it seems.

So A-levels, yeah, I picked Psychology, I.T., Maths, and Physics, but I dropped physics halfway through. Ended up studying Psych for my degree. Not a career move really, I'm not the career type. I picked it because I found it interesting. Nowadays I do kind of wish I'd kept up with English and English Lit, because writing has become a huge part of what I enjoy and I sometimes feel I'm behind in a lot of the basics. Catching up at my own pace though. Also, I believe that a 'classic' education in English isn't the only ingredient that is vital to being a good author. There are many factors.

 

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Typewriter Demigod from London is reading "White Noise" by DeLilo, "Moby-Dick" by Hermann Mellivile and "Uylsses" by Joyce October 20, 2011 - 2:38pm

What I want to do is English, French, Art and Psych but my school doesn't facilitate Psych, so i'd do it out of school, or something. That is, if I don't fail my GCSEs/

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misskokamon from San Francisco is reading The Moonlit Mind October 20, 2011 - 3:10pm

We just had an earthquake in my corner of the world! You know those wave pools in water parks? It was a lot like that, with less sunburned sweaty folk and much drier. 

I worry about my computer at home. I think I left a cup of water by it. In which case it won't be that much drier for my laptop.

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wickedvoodoo from Mansfield, England is reading stuff. October 20, 2011 - 3:14pm

What I want to do is English, French, Art and Psych but my school doesn't facilitate Psych, so i'd do it out of school, or something. That is, if I don't fail my GCSEs/

Psych at A-level is a very interesting subject. You get less of the associated politics at that level. It's good for developing critical thinking.

If you are good at French then I'd say that is a good choice too. It's an admirable talent to be able to speak with any real fluency in more than one language.

You should be fine with your GCSEs buddy. Just judging on your posting here and your reviews I have seen in the workshop I'd say you have plenty more wits about you than a the vast majority of people your age in this country.*** Certainly I'd have been petrified of a workshop environment when I was that age. It's fucking great you are getting in on the game so early.

***I hope I didn't sound condescending there. I really didn't mean to. I was being serious.

 

We just had an earthquake in my corner of the world! You know those wave pools in water parks? It was a lot like that, with less sunburned sweaty folk and much drier. 

I have never felt an earthquake. Always though it must be pretty damn scary though. I mean, what the hell can you actually do about it once it's started.

 

[Edit] woo - I got my Scribbler badge.

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Typewriter Demigod from London is reading "White Noise" by DeLilo, "Moby-Dick" by Hermann Mellivile and "Uylsses" by Joyce October 20, 2011 - 3:15pm

I...I was there during a volcano eruption. It was...worrying

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Jenny Hanniver from Wyoming is reading everything she can get her hands on as a general rule October 20, 2011 - 5:43pm

My iTunes just shuffled to the Time Warp.  It's just a jump to the left.  DO IT.  I KNOW YOU KNOW THE STEPS.
 

THE POWER OF CURRY COMPELS YOU.

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EricWojo from Livonia, Michigan is reading The Brothers Karamazov October 20, 2011 - 6:21pm

And then what happened?

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Meachman from Indianapolis is reading Amusing Ourselves to Death October 20, 2011 - 6:32pm

Some modern myths (add your own)--

Computers can do things they aren't told to do
We're not going to run out of raw materials EVER
Education ends when you get a piece of paper with your name on it

 

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Typewriter Demigod from London is reading "White Noise" by DeLilo, "Moby-Dick" by Hermann Mellivile and "Uylsses" by Joyce October 21, 2011 - 2:08am

MYTHS...

(hate to say it,but...) America invented the TV, the computer and the internet

9/11 was an inside job

The moon landings were fake

Fezzes are uncool. (this is a joke, anyone who watches BBC should get it)

 

@Jenny, do a jump to the left, and a step to the right. Put your hands on your hips, and bend your knees in tight, but it's the pelvic thrust, that makes you go insane. LET'S DO THE TIME WARP AGAIN!

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wickedvoodoo from Mansfield, England is reading stuff. October 21, 2011 - 4:25am

@ typewriter.

Our American friends did lay the framework for the internet, that one ain't a myth. It was a connection between computers in two separate military bases IIRC. In the late fifties or early sixties. It's pretty well documented.

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Jenny Hanniver from Wyoming is reading everything she can get her hands on as a general rule October 21, 2011 - 10:22am

One of the creepiest things about Rocky Horror is Tim Curry's eyes.

 

I think you meant to say, "One of the most awesome things ever."

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Mike Mckay is reading God's Ashtray October 21, 2011 - 10:25am

Put the lotion on it's skin...or else it gets the hose again?

amidoinitright guys?

 

 

Hello?...................................anyone?....................................................................................

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Meachman from Indianapolis is reading Amusing Ourselves to Death October 21, 2011 - 10:36am

One of the creepiest things about any Tim Curry movie (and even some not with him in it) are Tim Curry's eyes.

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. October 21, 2011 - 10:45am

I mean even as Penny Wise...it's like he is looking into your soul.

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Typewriter Demigod from London is reading "White Noise" by DeLilo, "Moby-Dick" by Hermann Mellivile and "Uylsses" by Joyce October 21, 2011 - 12:02pm

Given, but IT was so much worse than the book.

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. October 22, 2011 - 12:53pm

There isn't many good Stephen King  or adapted King movies. I'll be very devasted if the Dark Tower series is adapted though.

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Typewriter Demigod from London is reading "White Noise" by DeLilo, "Moby-Dick" by Hermann Mellivile and "Uylsses" by Joyce October 22, 2011 - 1:24pm

Never read it. I heard it's like western/fantasy/horror thingy. Enlighten me!

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. October 22, 2011 - 1:42pm

Not really horror. The first 4 are the best because he rushed writing them after he got hit by that car. The Drawing Of Three is my favorite one. Basically we follow the travels of Roland and his gang. Odetta the wise, black woman who has an alter ego, Eddie the ex-junkie, Jake the student. They discover they're selves and their new purpose as they search for the Dark Tower that Roland is obsessed with. The Dark Tower controls all of the universe or something deeper than that. The characters didn't choose they're fate, the Dark Tower chose is for them, so they traveled to this new universe and run into villians and the antagonist Randall Flagg or the "man in black." or his many other identities....ok I'm terrible with synapses so I'll just say yeah, it's western/horror/fantasy. I haven't read the last two which I still need to do. The plot isn't really too strong and his characters evolve in the traditional Stephen King type of way but these aren't your usual King books. The Dark Tower series is his masterpiece and I don't really throw that phase around too much. You should check them out.

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Renfield from Hell is reading 20th Century Ghosts October 22, 2011 - 2:45pm

they're selves... synapses... phase...

I have deduced you are either drunk or writing in some crazy cyberpunk voice.

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Typewriter Demigod from London is reading "White Noise" by DeLilo, "Moby-Dick" by Hermann Mellivile and "Uylsses" by Joyce October 22, 2011 - 3:32pm

Right. OK, I'll give them a go. Any of you read Fingersmith? Just finished it. Ending was...weird....

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. October 22, 2011 - 3:58pm

Not drunk. Hung over.

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wickedvoodoo from Mansfield, England is reading stuff. October 22, 2011 - 4:59pm

I really enjoyed the Dark Tower series. Most of my favorite Stephen Kings are the less traditionally 'horroresque' ones.

And I agree - no adaptation for film or TV. No way would it work. And please especially not with Abrams at the helm. I have never got on with that guy's work.

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Typewriter Demigod from London is reading "White Noise" by DeLilo, "Moby-Dick" by Hermann Mellivile and "Uylsses" by Joyce October 23, 2011 - 6:53am

If our old pal Mr Stanley Kubrick was stil alive, do you think he'd be able to manage it?

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wickedvoodoo from Mansfield, England is reading stuff. October 23, 2011 - 8:06am

In my opinion - no. It's not a series that would suit being filmed at all. I'm properly picky about my films and TV series though. I don't get on well with very many of them.

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Typewriter Demigod from London is reading "White Noise" by DeLilo, "Moby-Dick" by Hermann Mellivile and "Uylsses" by Joyce October 23, 2011 - 8:26am

Fair enough. I watch very little TV, and even then, it's mostly anime (please don't hate me). But I do watch British Classics like QI, Doctor Who, etc.

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. October 23, 2011 - 8:42am

Yeah, I'm a amateur critic myself, I guess if you find Adam Sandler movies crappy, that still makes you an amateur critic though in todays world. 

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Typewriter Demigod from London is reading "White Noise" by DeLilo, "Moby-Dick" by Hermann Mellivile and "Uylsses" by Joyce October 23, 2011 - 3:10pm

I don't critic cinema at all. Causes too much rage, since I tend not to like THE BEST TING EVARR SINCE LIKE DUBSTEP

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Typewriter Demigod from London is reading "White Noise" by DeLilo, "Moby-Dick" by Hermann Mellivile and "Uylsses" by Joyce October 25, 2011 - 6:18am

This is being very slow. So: talk about the person you want to see right now.

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. October 25, 2011 - 8:23am

I want to see somebody naked.

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Renfield from Hell is reading 20th Century Ghosts October 25, 2011 - 8:29am

PM me.

 

 

 

no, don't.

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. October 25, 2011 - 8:44am

Alright I signed up for clevenger's class. Now I'll have to live off cat food and beer for a while.

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Renfield from Hell is reading 20th Century Ghosts October 25, 2011 - 8:51am

better make that Steel Reserve premium malt liquor, much cheaper than beer.

 

Anyone used to drink those Four Loko things that caught shit in the news awhile back? Terrible stuff, really did make you black out for an hour or two. I never minded though, due to being a terrible drunk. I did actually take a liking to Sparks (if that's what I'm thinking about.) Tasted like teeth.

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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. October 25, 2011 - 9:38am

Do you ever just feel like walking up to a stranger and putting your arms around them and going, "Hey baby, how are you?" and then pretending you knew them even though you had no idea the whole time but you just wanted to touch them?

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Renfield from Hell is reading 20th Century Ghosts October 25, 2011 - 9:53am

Do you like the taste of mace?

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enough from Indiana is reading Warmed and Bound October 25, 2011 - 9:56am

Do not invade my personal space if I havent invited you in.

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. October 25, 2011 - 11:18am

I prefer the caddle prod.

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Laramore Black from Joplin, Missouri is reading Mario Kart 8 October 26, 2011 - 1:35am

Your house's smell bad, clean them.

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MattF from Tokyo is reading Borges' Collected Fictions October 26, 2011 - 2:34am

I'll worry about my house, you worry about your apostrophes.

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Typewriter Demigod from London is reading "White Noise" by DeLilo, "Moby-Dick" by Hermann Mellivile and "Uylsses" by Joyce October 26, 2011 - 4:41am

Don't rape me you monstrous paedophiles! For in the night I shall SLIT YOUR THROATS as you sleep. Have you felt...have you felt the gushing from your body, have you lapped it, touched it, felt it trickle down you like a waterfall? It's a good feeling.

 

@Renfield The spice or the spray? The spice is quite tasty actually...

@Matty grammaphoned. Read that word aloud.

@aliensoul depends on the stranger. If it's someone cute, my age and willing, sure. But you are not my age, and I am not willing so DONT EVEN THINK ABOUT IT.

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Mike Mckay is reading God's Ashtray October 26, 2011 - 9:55am

I found my 3.0mm dunlop pick after 8 months.

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Laramore Black from Joplin, Missouri is reading Mario Kart 8 October 26, 2011 - 10:02am

Pardon, me, good, sir, my, brain, must, have, been, in, the, clouds, visiting, your, nose.

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. October 26, 2011 - 11:58am

Lately I feel like Jack Kerouc when I write reviews in the workshop.

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Typewriter Demigod from London is reading "White Noise" by DeLilo, "Moby-Dick" by Hermann Mellivile and "Uylsses" by Joyce October 26, 2011 - 1:06pm

I'm soo excited its my BIRTHDAY tomorrow. Well done, TD, you've gone another year without dying. Gotta give it to me, I'm good at survival.

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EricWojo from Livonia, Michigan is reading The Brothers Karamazov October 27, 2011 - 6:45pm

WOW!  Then what happened?

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. October 27, 2011 - 6:48pm

^ Then the movie ended with a fade out of the beginning scene of El Topo.

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Laramore Black from Joplin, Missouri is reading Mario Kart 8 October 27, 2011 - 6:49pm

They started passing out free hand jobs.