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Forum: The Library 12-05-2011, 01:38 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 34,675
Posted By phineasfreak
glad im not alone with james joyce ulysses, i...

glad im not alone with james joyce ulysses, i think when i do finally crack the nut with it it will be rewarding, so i am gonna persevere with it...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 09-21-2011, 12:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,028
Posted By phineasfreak
We are getting fatter, without a doubt, as a kid...

We are getting fatter, without a doubt, as a kid there was only ever one fat kid in each class, and their nickname was either 'fat (insert name here)' or something that referred to their weight, now...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 09-21-2011, 11:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,579
Posted By phineasfreak
Depends how you do it, I always liked James...

Depends how you do it, I always liked James Ellroy, and despite writing in a sparse, staccato style his books are smashed full of detail; having said that I remember reading Dickens as a kid and...
Forum: Research Section 09-21-2011, 11:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,769
Posted By phineasfreak
I was gonna say 'isn't that an oxymoron?' but i...

I was gonna say 'isn't that an oxymoron?' but i haven't been here long enough for any Americans to know that I'm joking...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 09-16-2011, 01:21 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,008
Posted By phineasfreak
I'll go for some phrases instead....'Going...

I'll go for some phrases instead....'Going forward','push the envelope','touch base' etc etc, I hate that mid-Atlantic corporate bullshit bingo non-speak...
Someone on the BBC news had the nerve to...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 01-28-2011, 01:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,868
Posted By phineasfreak
My pleasure entirely.

My pleasure entirely.
Forum: Writers' Cafe 01-25-2011, 04:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,868
Posted By phineasfreak
I didn't 'hunt down' anyone, not had time or...

I didn't 'hunt down' anyone, not had time or access to the internet for a little while, I don't post here a lot at the best of times, I just checked if there was any response to the few posts I had...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 01-18-2011, 03:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,868
Posted By phineasfreak
Coffee is way cooler than tea? How in the name of...

Coffee is way cooler than tea? How in the name of the flying spaghetti monster do you manage to come to that conclusion? Instant coffee is without exception heinous, Starbucks make my teeth itch with...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 01-14-2011, 02:37 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 4,684
Posted By phineasfreak
That's the kicker about the UK, so many people in...

That's the kicker about the UK, so many people in such a tiny piece of real estate, once you add the fact that 70% of the land is owned by 1% of the populace and our esteemed leaders seem to have...
Forum: The Library 01-13-2011, 04:54 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 47,737
Posted By phineasfreak
I hate to burst your bubble my friend but the...

I hate to burst your bubble my friend but the Rwandan genocide, ethnic cleansing in the Balkans, the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia, the Cultural Revolution in China, the Contras in Nicaragua, the...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 01-13-2011, 04:32 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 4,684
Posted By phineasfreak
Just out of interest, why not? I'm not the...

Just out of interest, why not? I'm not the greatest fan of London myself either...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 10-14-2010, 03:05 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,868
Posted By phineasfreak
I suppose the last post about tea has ruined my...

I suppose the last post about tea has ruined my chances of ever being a serious writer, 'cause everyone knows REAL WRITERS DRINK COFFEE...

Even your little widgets on here confirm that prejudice...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 10-14-2010, 02:46 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 4,684
Posted By phineasfreak
At the moment I'd have to say some time between...

At the moment I'd have to say some time between the forty fifth of octember and the twelfth of never....

Still, who knows, what are we if we cant dream?
Forum: Writers' Cafe 10-13-2010, 01:17 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 4,684
Posted By phineasfreak
Drive the Pan-American highway, all the way from...

Drive the Pan-American highway, all the way from Prudhoe Bay, Alaska to Ushuaia in Argentina - if you're a Brit distances in the US are unfathomable, Texas, Florida, California, the 'big sky' states...
Forum: The Library 10-13-2010, 12:52 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 47,737
Posted By phineasfreak
'Hiroshima Joe' by Martin Booth, about a British...

'Hiroshima Joe' by Martin Booth, about a British officer who gets captured at the fall of Hong Kong and gets interned in a POW camp near Hiroshima.

I could go further with this but i wont at the...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 10-13-2010, 12:40 PM
Replies: 9,243
Views: 289,882
Posted By phineasfreak
David Axelrod - 'Holy Thursday'...

David Axelrod - 'Holy Thursday' http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2OkMHvPXko
Forum: Board Games 10-13-2010, 12:38 PM
Replies: 12,872
Views: 243,947
Posted By phineasfreak
shout

shout
Forum: Writers' Cafe 10-13-2010, 12:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,868
Posted By phineasfreak
Tea - strong but milky with two heaped sugars...

Tea - strong but milky with two heaped sugars please - what we know colloquially in Britain as 'builders tea', nectar of the gods...and there were all you literary types thinking of wine or soma!
...
Forum: The Library 03-03-2010, 10:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,063
Posted By phineasfreak
I don't want to derail this thread as it is...

I don't want to derail this thread as it is ostensibly about the novel Trainspotting but i figure you'd have a bit of latitude to talk about football if we were discussing The Damned United or The...
Forum: The Library 03-03-2010, 04:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,063
Posted By phineasfreak
I'm new to this board, and I don't want to come...

I'm new to this board, and I don't want to come across as someone who splits hairs unnecessarily, but if you notice I used the term 'addiction' rather than 'usage', and I pretty much stand by what I...
Forum: The Library 03-02-2010, 11:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,063
Posted By phineasfreak
I thought this book was superb, and couldn't...

I thought this book was superb, and couldn't believe that it missed even being on the shortlist for the Booker prize that year, especially as James Kelman won it the year after with 'How Late It Was'...
Forum: The Library 03-01-2010, 01:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,217
Posted By phineasfreak
If you enjoy Ellroy, try American Tabloid and The...

If you enjoy Ellroy, try American Tabloid and The Cold Six Thousand, I don't want to give away anything that may be a 'spoiler' for you but suffice it to say it deals with the conspiracy theory view...
Forum: The Library 03-01-2010, 01:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,063
Posted By phineasfreak
Are you sure about that one? To my mind there's...

Are you sure about that one? To my mind there's not a great deal of difference between a desperate physically addicted alcoholic and a desperate physically addicted heroin addict. With all addictive...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 01-05-2010, 02:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,153
Posted By phineasfreak
No, Lin, I don't have a problem with 'copacetic'...

No, Lin, I don't have a problem with 'copacetic' at all, unfortunately i've just landed here at Writer's Beat so I'm not familiar enough with posting to post links but the word 'copacetic' has quite...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 01-04-2010, 03:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,153
Posted By phineasfreak
'Chillax' is a personal hate word for me, it...

'Chillax' is a personal hate word for me, it sounds like it was used by a segment of the African American population for five minutes five years ago and then not allowed to die a well deserved...
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