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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated May 6, 2014 - 6:40pm

No really; the intended story of the Shining was that Jack was a flawed but decent man who got possessed by the ghosts.

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Renae Gee from Australia is reading All the words! May 6, 2014 - 7:45pm

...the ghosts of rice crispies.  REDRUM.  

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justwords from suburb of Birmingham, AL is reading The Tomb, F. Paul Wilson; A Long Way Down, Nick Hornby May 6, 2014 - 11:12pm

@RG - you're great! 

@Dwayne - Jack was at the tipping point; his fate was sealed the minute he hit the hotel. I'm not sure about the decent part... but it is arguable, so.

The whole story imho is about the boy and his gift and will the evil in the hotel succeed in absorbing it -  I haven't read the new book about him, but I will.  Cheers, D!

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated May 7, 2014 - 5:44am

@Justwords - No, it was sealed at the first snow when they couldn't run.  I'm not really sure what you mean by not decent; before the Overlook he made some serious mistakes and bent over backward to correct them.  I think that is a pretty common human thing to do.

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justwords from suburb of Birmingham, AL is reading The Tomb, F. Paul Wilson; A Long Way Down, Nick Hornby May 7, 2014 - 6:45am

@Dwayne--

I guess I was a little too harsh on Jack; I'm a little too gung-ho at times to jump on the perpetrator of domestic violence, having experienced that as a child. People do make mistakes, but that never excuses child abuse in my judgment.

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated May 7, 2014 - 7:55am

I'm not sure he abused the kid.  He very well might have, but it seemed that it read, "They went into a room and the kid came out with a broke arm." After that he tried to get himself clean, and it worked.  Until you know demons. 

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Renae Gee from Australia is reading All the words! May 7, 2014 - 1:52pm

Demons will just mess you up everytime.  

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated May 7, 2014 - 2:50pm

Well, yeah.

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justwords from suburb of Birmingham, AL is reading The Tomb, F. Paul Wilson; A Long Way Down, Nick Hornby May 7, 2014 - 8:12pm

@RG: Everyone's got their own demons.

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated May 7, 2014 - 9:04pm

I guess.

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Renae Gee from Australia is reading All the words! May 7, 2014 - 11:30pm

So are people strategizing on how to get the last post?  

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Nathan Scalia from Kansas is reading so many things May 8, 2014 - 7:26am

Yes. I am going to post, then lock the thread. Then I will win.

Wait, that seems petty.

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justwords from suburb of Birmingham, AL is reading The Tomb, F. Paul Wilson; A Long Way Down, Nick Hornby May 8, 2014 - 12:06pm

@Nathan--

I object to youir excessive use of power, sir!

 

@RG--

I know Dwayne is.

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated May 8, 2014 - 12:11pm

I'll just bring back the game on another forum you aren't an admin on.

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Natso from Mongolia is reading Moby Dick May 8, 2014 - 6:45pm

So this is like a chat room, huh?

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Alma from Denmark is reading Warm Bodies + The Haunted Vagina May 8, 2014 - 6:54pm

I once dropped my wrist watch in the toliet.

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated May 8, 2014 - 9:36pm

I was going to just keep posting until you all lost interest, and make this whole thing as unpleasant as possible so you leave it alone.

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justwords from suburb of Birmingham, AL is reading The Tomb, F. Paul Wilson; A Long Way Down, Nick Hornby May 8, 2014 - 10:26pm

@Natso-- 

I think most of the community forums are chatrooms, just w/more focus.

@Alma--

That's not good. My son somehow owns a bar, and he's spent mucho dollars on plumbers on the facilities in the Women's room because some women have no sense & talk on the phone in the stalls (ew!). Often, the said female is inebriated and drops her phone in the depths below, and rather than fish it out of the loo, she flushes the toilet: BAD choice, expensive choice. Unbelievable how many young chicks do this. I hope they're drunk; I'd hate to admit I did something  that stupid sober. Plumber is always on call.

@Dwayne--

In your dreams!!

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated May 8, 2014 - 10:57pm

http://litreactor.com/discuss/battle-for-the-last-post?page=5

I've outlasted everyone I started with a few years ago.

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Renae Gee from Australia is reading All the words! May 9, 2014 - 12:44am

Oh Dwayne - teach me all you know...

 

@JW: is being stubborn a strategy?

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated May 9, 2014 - 12:52am

Just base everything you do off the duo in Way of the Gun.

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Alma from Denmark is reading Warm Bodies + The Haunted Vagina May 9, 2014 - 2:49am

I picked it up and put it in my pocket - and wasn't drunk, just a teenager...

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated May 9, 2014 - 9:29am

Oh good.

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justwords from suburb of Birmingham, AL is reading The Tomb, F. Paul Wilson; A Long Way Down, Nick Hornby May 9, 2014 - 11:32am

@Alma-

That's good!

@RG:

I think being stubborn is a character trait; I guess it could be used as a strategy. Personally I think Dwayne is planning on outliving everyone to get in the last post! I think Dwayne would say it's perserverance or maybe intense focus.  :D

 

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated May 9, 2014 - 11:57am

Not really; I figure in 5 or 10 years you guys will lose interest and I got it.

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry May 9, 2014 - 12:19pm

But not yet, Dwayne.  Not yet.

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated May 9, 2014 - 12:30pm

Time is on my side.

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry May 9, 2014 - 12:56pm

I will outlive you, Dwayne.

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justwords from suburb of Birmingham, AL is reading The Tomb, F. Paul Wilson; A Long Way Down, Nick Hornby May 9, 2014 - 8:38pm

Dwayne, if you applied that willpower to great projects like World Peace, that would be Awesome!!! I salute you for your determinedness!

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated May 10, 2014 - 5:16am

@Utah - Good chance, but I'm willing to waste more of my shorter life on this thread?  Why?

http://www.cc.com/video-clips/k4kthv/chappelle-s-show-dave-gets-revenge-pt--1

@Justwords - Thank you for the encouragement, but I don't believe in peace in this world.  No moral objections, I just don't believe it is possible, same as I don't believe gold at the end of the rainbow.  Thomas Hobbes was right when he said life in a natural state as 

solitary, poor, nasty, brutish and short.

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justwords from suburb of Birmingham, AL is reading The Tomb, F. Paul Wilson; A Long Way Down, Nick Hornby May 10, 2014 - 11:36pm

@kDwayne:

OMG, everyone wants World Peace! Even beauty queens.. Oh, T.H., man I miss Calvin & Hobbes.  

Sorry, not to make light of serious things. It's just I've learned to laugh in bad times and at bad things because one can go crazy otherwise.. What gets you through the dark night of soul?

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Renae Gee from Australia is reading All the words! May 11, 2014 - 4:19am

Poetry  helps a lot in the dark night.

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated May 11, 2014 - 4:55pm

What gets you through the dark night of soul?

Grim determination.  

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jyh from VA is reading whatever he feels like May 11, 2014 - 8:04pm

l|l

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated May 11, 2014 - 9:34pm

Now you aren't even trying.

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jyh from VA is reading whatever he feels like May 11, 2014 - 9:49pm

That took longer to compose than some posts.

I dare you to reproduce it without copy/paste.

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated May 11, 2014 - 9:51pm

Everybody's got a story.

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Renae Gee from Australia is reading All the words! May 12, 2014 - 3:10am

But not everyone writes it down.  

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justwords from suburb of Birmingham, AL is reading The Tomb, F. Paul Wilson; A Long Way Down, Nick Hornby May 12, 2014 - 1:45pm

Some tribes had oral traditions for centuries before they wrote them down.

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated May 12, 2014 - 2:17pm

But that didn't work out.

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jyh from VA is reading whatever he feels like May 12, 2014 - 4:34pm

People still maintain oral traditions, but they have options besides.

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justwords from suburb of Birmingham, AL is reading The Tomb, F. Paul Wilson; A Long Way Down, Nick Hornby May 12, 2014 - 9:13pm

@Dwayne--

Why do you say that didn't work out? Regard the Old Testament, the ancestor of which is the Torah. Australia  has the Aboriginals and they have their Dream Walkabouts; American Natives have oral traditions.. I'm sure you have an explanation for your remark. :)

@JYH-

Yes they do. 

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated May 12, 2014 - 11:48pm

Because now we write things down.

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justwords from suburb of Birmingham, AL is reading The Tomb, F. Paul Wilson; A Long Way Down, Nick Hornby May 14, 2014 - 2:23pm

Yeah, but families hand down stories and traditions all the time that aren't written down.

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated May 14, 2014 - 4:09pm

And than people forget them.

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Alma from Denmark is reading Warm Bodies + The Haunted Vagina May 14, 2014 - 5:26pm

We get it, you want people to write stuff down

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justwords from suburb of Birmingham, AL is reading The Tomb, F. Paul Wilson; A Long Way Down, Nick Hornby May 14, 2014 - 6:59pm

I think recordings are just as viable as the written word, regardless of the medium. A lot of folks record family stories, etc., including music.

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated May 14, 2014 - 10:40pm

It isn't so much what I want as it is what people tend to do.

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Natso from Mongolia is reading Moby Dick May 15, 2014 - 6:53pm

There are many things I have left incomplete, and yet this is the one I'm trying to complete.

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated May 15, 2014 - 8:30pm

Well, I guess it shows your heart is here.