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Frieden-und Freudenland
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Founded: Jul 30, 2015
Democratic Socialists

Postby Frieden-und Freudenland » Mon May 06, 2019 9:45 pm

Started Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman. Going great so far. It had been idly standing in the bookcase, I'm sorry that I couldn't begin reading it earlier.
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Pax Nerdvana
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Founded: May 22, 2017
Anarchy

Postby Pax Nerdvana » Tue May 07, 2019 6:14 am

Frieden-und Freudenland wrote:Started Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman. Going great so far. It had been idly standing in the bookcase, I'm sorry that I couldn't begin reading it earlier.

I'm inthe same boat. I buy books, then I don't have time to read them all.
Patriotic centrist American, who is right leaning. I support the Bill of Rights. I have no loyalty to any party. Expand or die. That's how humanity works. Science fiction is the best genre. The solar system is ours for the taking. I am a male. You can't spell team without "me". I support the troops.
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Cesken
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Posts: 60
Founded: Mar 28, 2018
Father Knows Best State

Postby Cesken » Tue May 07, 2019 6:16 am

America Alone by Mark Steyn

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Hex Enduction Hour
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Posts: 5
Founded: Mar 16, 2019
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Hex Enduction Hour » Tue May 07, 2019 6:50 am

Last thing I read was J.G. Ballard's Empire of the Sun. Just bought it today along with 2 others.

Also why would you be posting here while reading lol

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The New California Republic
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Founded: Jun 06, 2011
Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby The New California Republic » Tue May 07, 2019 7:01 am

Weapons and Tactics of the Soviet Army by David Isby.
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The Irradiated Wasteland of The New California Republic: depicting the expanded NCR, several years after the complete victory over Caesar's Legion, and the pacification and annexation of New Vegas and its surrounding areas.
Current President of The NCR: Aaron Kimball.
Current NCR Ambassador to The World Assembly: Colonel James Hsu, NCR Army (Ret.)
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Alexiandra
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Founded: Feb 04, 2010
Left-wing Utopia

Postby Alexiandra » Thu May 09, 2019 9:40 am

The Spy Who Came in From the Cold by John le Carré, again.
I advocate for the abolition of capitalism and the state, and their replacement with communistic, minimally coercive and maximally democratic radical institutions. I reject the use of existing state apparata to achieve these ends; revolution is the only route to our emancipation, especially with the ecological clock ticking down.

Economic Left/Right: -9.25
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -9.59

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Snow Bird-Worldism Crash
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Posts: 384
Founded: Nov 10, 2016
Democratic Socialists

Postby Snow Bird-Worldism Crash » Fri May 17, 2019 4:37 pm

Southland Tales Book 2: Fingerprints (2006)
cosmonaut snow (2017) by jenny parks.

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Voxija
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Founded: Jan 17, 2019
Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Voxija » Fri May 17, 2019 4:41 pm

Monday the Rabbi Took Off by Harry Kemelman.

It is the fourth book in a mystery series. In this book, the eponymous rabbi goes to Israel. I'm more than a third through the book and no one hasn't been murdered yet. I'm disappointed.
IC pretitle: The Republic of Voxija (pronounced: Voshiya)
✡️ Jewish. ✡️ Trying to learn French and failing. Secret pyromaniac? Trying to decide which information I should reveal about myself in this spoiler.

*hangs lampshade*
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The Grene Knyght
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Left-wing Utopia

Postby The Grene Knyght » Sat May 18, 2019 9:00 am

Just read I am Legend by Richard Matheson, Under the Udala Trees by Chinelo Okparanta, and The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman.

Currently re-reading The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury.
     
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Silver Commonwealth
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Psychotic Dictatorship

Postby Silver Commonwealth » Sat May 18, 2019 9:19 am

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Snow Bird-Worldism Crash
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Democratic Socialists

Postby Snow Bird-Worldism Crash » Thu May 23, 2019 7:34 am

southland tales book 3: the mechanicals (2006)
cosmonaut snow (2017) by jenny parks.

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The Grene Knyght
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Left-wing Utopia

Postby The Grene Knyght » Thu May 23, 2019 4:11 pm

Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar. Loaned to me by a friend like most of the books I've read recently but I just bought a pile of books today.
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PRO: Socialism and Communism, Revolution, Left Unity.
NEUTRAL: Anarchism, ML-ism, reformism (to an extent).
ANTI: Capitalism, Liberalism, nationalism, left-sectarianism.
Portal Nationalist | Proletarian Moralist
Socialist Women wrote:Part of the reason you're an anarchist is because you ate too much expired food.
Claorica wrote:Go burn down Berkeley again.
2015 - x=-8.75, y=-6.56
2016 - x=-8.88, y=-9.54
2017 - x=-9.63, y=-9.90
2018 - x=-9.88, y=-9.23
2019 - x=-10.0, y=-9.90

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Satterthwaite
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Founded: Oct 31, 2014
New York Times Democracy

Postby Satterthwaite » Thu May 23, 2019 4:14 pm

albert camus' the myth of sisyphus and other essays
THE MOST GLORIOUS EMPIRE OF SATTERTHWAITE

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A hereditary nigh-absolute left-leaning monarchy with an easily dissolvable parliamentary system. Sometimes "socialist", most of the time just a welfare state. Atheistic, but tolerant of religions (sometimes). Insanely high taxes. Emperor above all. Vive l'Empereur !

Basically a benevolent dictatorship, but don't tell anyone that.
Henry: A confused philosophy student, twenty years old, side B gay, revolutionary anti-hierarchical Catholic Marxist. There is no authority whom I follow except Christ.
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Harthis
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Founded: Oct 05, 2017
Anarchy

Postby Harthis » Thu May 23, 2019 4:17 pm

Pet Sematary by Stephen King.

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Washingtonian Republic
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Founded: Dec 06, 2016
Right-wing Utopia

Postby Washingtonian Republic » Thu May 23, 2019 4:24 pm

The Art of War by Sun Tzu
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IC name: The Second American Republic
A direct successor to the old United States, fiercely nationalist and libertist; NS stats are not acknowledged here
An American successor state founded by private military companies in conjunction with the remnants of the former US Armed Forces. Could be described as a joint stock republic or a corporatist military regime.

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Platypus Bureaucracy
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Founded: Jun 06, 2018
Psychotic Dictatorship

Postby Platypus Bureaucracy » Fri May 24, 2019 2:48 pm

Against my better judgement, I am reading a Star Wars novel. They managed to make space battles boring, which I feel like you could blame on the medium but actually it is totally the author's fault for focusing on the wrong things.

Also, I'm listening to Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James, which is really good and really confusing and really gay in a really macho way.
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Frieden-und Freudenland
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Founded: Jul 30, 2015
Democratic Socialists

Postby Frieden-und Freudenland » Sat May 25, 2019 3:59 pm

Jennifer Government by Max Barry :)
When I write, I don't have an accent.

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Elwher
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Founded: May 24, 2012
Anarchy

Postby Elwher » Sat May 25, 2019 10:34 pm

Platypus Bureaucracy wrote:Against my better judgement, I am reading a Star Wars novel. They managed to make space battles boring, which I feel like you could blame on the medium but actually it is totally the author's fault for focusing on the wrong things.

Also, I'm listening to Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James, which is really good and really confusing and really gay in a really macho way.


If you are looking for good space battles in novels, I heartily recommend the Honor Harrington series.
CYNIC, n. A blackguard whose faulty vision sees things as they are, not as they ought to be. Hence the custom among the Scythians of plucking out a cynic's eyes to improve his vision.
Ambrose Bierce

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The Grene Knyght
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Founded: May 07, 2016
Left-wing Utopia

Postby The Grene Knyght » Sun May 26, 2019 7:28 am

The Devil to Pay: The Story of Alice & Petronilla by Hugh Fitzgerald Ryan, a local-ish author. Its a historical novel about the first witch burnings in Ireland.
     
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PRO: Socialism and Communism, Revolution, Left Unity.
NEUTRAL: Anarchism, ML-ism, reformism (to an extent).
ANTI: Capitalism, Liberalism, nationalism, left-sectarianism.
Portal Nationalist | Proletarian Moralist
Socialist Women wrote:Part of the reason you're an anarchist is because you ate too much expired food.
Claorica wrote:Go burn down Berkeley again.
2015 - x=-8.75, y=-6.56
2016 - x=-8.88, y=-9.54
2017 - x=-9.63, y=-9.90
2018 - x=-9.88, y=-9.23
2019 - x=-10.0, y=-9.90

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Mountain Pygmies
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Posts: 112
Founded: May 18, 2019
Liberal Democratic Socialists

Postby Mountain Pygmies » Sun May 26, 2019 7:37 am

Watchmen by Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons, and John Higgins.

Yes, I know it's a comic book, now Scram!

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UniversalCommons
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Posts: 2334
Founded: Jan 24, 2016
Left-Leaning College State

Postby UniversalCommons » Sun May 26, 2019 10:19 pm

Detective Comics 80 Years of Batman the Deluxe Edition. Batman is almost as good as Scooby Doo.

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Elwher
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Founded: May 24, 2012
Anarchy

Postby Elwher » Mon May 27, 2019 8:06 am

We seem to be on a comic phase. I just started Milton Caniff's Steve Canyon - 1953
CYNIC, n. A blackguard whose faulty vision sees things as they are, not as they ought to be. Hence the custom among the Scythians of plucking out a cynic's eyes to improve his vision.
Ambrose Bierce

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The Grene Knyght
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Founded: May 07, 2016
Left-wing Utopia

Postby The Grene Knyght » Tue May 28, 2019 6:22 pm

Reading this past winter's edition of The Stinging Fly, a bi-annual publication of new Irish writing.
     
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(◕‿◕)
PRO: Socialism and Communism, Revolution, Left Unity.
NEUTRAL: Anarchism, ML-ism, reformism (to an extent).
ANTI: Capitalism, Liberalism, nationalism, left-sectarianism.
Portal Nationalist | Proletarian Moralist
Socialist Women wrote:Part of the reason you're an anarchist is because you ate too much expired food.
Claorica wrote:Go burn down Berkeley again.
2015 - x=-8.75, y=-6.56
2016 - x=-8.88, y=-9.54
2017 - x=-9.63, y=-9.90
2018 - x=-9.88, y=-9.23
2019 - x=-10.0, y=-9.90

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Pax Nerdvana
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Founded: May 22, 2017
Anarchy

Postby Pax Nerdvana » Wed May 29, 2019 6:15 am

Elwher wrote:
Platypus Bureaucracy wrote:Against my better judgement, I am reading a Star Wars novel. They managed to make space battles boring, which I feel like you could blame on the medium but actually it is totally the author's fault for focusing on the wrong things.

Also, I'm listening to Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James, which is really good and really confusing and really gay in a really macho way.


If you are looking for good space battles in novels, I heartily recommend the Honor Harrington series.

I want to read those. Who wrote them again?
Patriotic centrist American, who is right leaning. I support the Bill of Rights. I have no loyalty to any party. Expand or die. That's how humanity works. Science fiction is the best genre. The solar system is ours for the taking. I am a male. You can't spell team without "me". I support the troops.
Call me Pax. I take things literally, being a literal person.
Copy and paste this into your sig if you think we should colonize other planets.
#colonizemars
TANSTAAFL
Freedom is never free, so remember those who died for it

The country is the people, not the gov't
Doomsday is inevitable. Learn to survive.
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Elwher
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Founded: May 24, 2012
Anarchy

Postby Elwher » Wed May 29, 2019 9:54 am

Pax Nerdvana wrote:
Elwher wrote:
If you are looking for good space battles in novels, I heartily recommend the Honor Harrington series.

I want to read those. Who wrote them again?


David Weber.
CYNIC, n. A blackguard whose faulty vision sees things as they are, not as they ought to be. Hence the custom among the Scythians of plucking out a cynic's eyes to improve his vision.
Ambrose Bierce

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