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Because I was that gay.
LOL

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(12-18-2012 02:02 AM)ThorodonSorrow Wrote:  Because I was that gay.
LOL

Why is it gay? Were you gay?
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I'm bisexual (didn't know it then).

In the generalization that most people would think within, reading Twilight is gay.
I just figured you'd laugh at that. :3

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I don't know if I'll exactly say that it's gay? I don't really have any opinion about it.
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Everybody secretly likes Twilight.
And everybody knows it.
People are just too afraid of other people's opinions that they become someone that they are not.

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^ I've never read nor seen Twilight; I have no reason to like it.

It sounds stupid, though, and is blacklisted from everything manly.

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It's really not stupid. The books anyway. The movies are either poorly acted, or just don't have enough of a budget. Which is weird considering the fact that the Twilight Saga is the best selling series since Harry Potter.

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Hairy Pothead is also ridiculous. These "best selling series" might be inflating their numbers just to look cool.

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America is drawn to drama, and Sci-fi. So when they put it together, everyone suddenly loves it.

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I don't know - what are we defining as a book...I read everything....

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Over 9000

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(12-18-2012 05:47 AM)ThorodonSorrow Wrote:  Everybody secretly likes Twilight.

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Hello, traveler.

This is an ancient account I have not used in a long time. My views have changed much in the intervening months and years.

Nonetheless, I refuse to clean it up. Pretending that I've held my current views since the beginning of time is what we in the industry call a lie. Asking people to do so contributes to moralistic self-loathing. "See, those people have nothing damning! I do! I'm truly vile!"

Because you can never be a good person with a single blemish on the moral record, I thought that simply entertaining some thoughts made me irredeemable. Though I don't care for his writing style, William Faulkner presents a good counterexample. He went from being a typical Southern racist to supporting the civil rights movement. These days we'd yell at him for that, probably.

People are allowed to change their views.

Nevertheless, this period of my life has informed some of how I am today. In good ways and bad ways. To purge it would be to do a disservice to history. Perhaps it will not make anyone sympathetic, but it may help someone understand.

If, after reading all this, you still decide to use the post above as evidence that I am evil today, ask yourself if you have never disagreed with the moral code you now follow. In all likelihood you did, at some point. If some questions are verboten, and the answer is "how dare you ask that," don't expect your ideological opponents to ever change their minds.
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(02-20-2014 05:24 PM)noor100 Wrote:  I read about 1 per week. I am a college student so I really don't have time for more. I read anything that I think will be interesting. Unfortunately,

What do you study in college, noor100?

Btw, correct me if I'm wrong, but your post here fits a pattern, along with your other posts. Many come here and write these very short replies to old threads. They do seem to be written by human beings, but I'm wondering if they're done through an interface, like Amazon's Mechanical Turk... rather than visiting the forums directly.

This cut-off response makes me wonder if there's a character limit in that interface.

If you are really using the forums, welcome... and could you please tell us a bit about yourself, beyond a single sentence at a time?

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Used to do 2-3 a week.

I still read but not so much books, but rather news, blogs and like(with some wikipedia and other info sources mashed). I also use the kindle app on my phone to read ebooks(right now reading about the M4 sherman, its development and usage in world war 2)

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I read at least 2 books a week.

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Nobody mentioned the semi-necrobump.
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I haven't been reading but that's partly because I don't have a lot of books anyway.

I do have a copy of Howard Zinn's A People's History, but I'm halfway done and it's quite a large book. I've also finished Lies My Teacher Told Me. Both are highly recommended.

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I have a lot of books. I've read most of them.

Of course I try to stick to the library and books they let you check out because books take up space.

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one im a slow reader

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