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The Dark Forest / The ever changing 7th Harry Potter ending spoiler
« on: June 17, 2007, 11:58:14 AM »
Snape Kills Himself and Voldemort to Let Harry Potter Live

There, I saved you $34.99, your time wasted standing out at Barnes & Noble at 2 AM or waiting for your delivery from Amazon.com, and about hundreds of pages of reading.



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The Dark Forest / Pluto: No longer a planet
« on: August 24, 2006, 01:23:19 PM »
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060824/ap_on_sc/planet_mutiny_12

So, no we have 8 planets and 3 newly discovered planets being debated on.  What's your take on this?

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The Dark Forest / Mangas suck
« on: August 22, 2006, 05:21:15 PM »
I was just looking up mangas in Wikipedia to know the difference between them and comic books, and I found something interesting. Turns out America wants to use them to renew interest in reading to U.S. children. The guy who thought of this idea said that kids in the U.S. carry around MP3 players and Game Boys while kids in Japan carry around 3,000 page long mangas. If mangas can change that, why couldn't comic books? They're basically the same thing, only mangas have simpler plots and shorter dialogue. I looked at these mangas at Barnes & Noble and there's somethings that are totally wrong:

1. The text is backwards. Isn't English read from left to right? Why is manga read right to left? Imagine being a kid whose first books are mangas. You open up a copy of "The Great Gatsby" in class and open it from the back. Mangas are gonna decrease the literacy rate.

2. There's more pictures than words. The maximum of "talking bubbles" in a panel is 2. I also saw Batman comics at the bookstore and found two paragraphs in one bubble! Also, there were four bubbles in one panel! Beat that, manga.

3. Demographics. How many cool kids do you see carry around a manga? None, they all carry iPods and cell phones. The few pale, fat kids at my school, however, do.



Looks like mangas are gonna destroy the reading interest in America. I have a suggestion for you booksellers. Why not just advertise your book to renew interest in reading? Compare the numbers of laptop commercials to book commercials. Now you'll see why books are selling poorly to children.

Did I mention that computers are renewing interest in reading? I mean, you gotta know how to read to IM someone, read websites, and type in blogs. Maybe we need a renewal of interest in spelling and grammar?

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The Dark Forest / Haddy's Trip to Atlanta
« on: July 03, 2006, 05:27:26 AM »
I went to Atlanta for four days and I just came back. First thing I did was go straight to Six Flags Over Georgia. Goliath rocked so hard I actually bought a pic on the ride. I thought that would be the most crowded line, but Superman UF was (damn movie merchandise). Next day I went to the Georgia Aquarium. For being the world's largest aquarium, it only took me about an hour to go through the whole thing. I went with my family around Centennial Park and saw the Olympics Museum and New World of Coke being built. At Fry's electronics, I saw an actual movie making software that is actually good and isn't for Mac! It cost $150 so my parents didn't get it. It had green screen technology, I have to get that!

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The Heart Room / The Silver Monkey
« on: June 18, 2006, 11:30:12 AM »
Why do they have to assemble a silver monkey?  I'm holding a poll to see if the silver monkey is better off in another color.  I think gold would be best.

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