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The_biscuits_532

Sneaky rainforest kitty
Been going through my course books because bored - looking at the famous poems, that kind of thing.

Most notably Ozymandias, by Shelley.

I met a traveller from an antique land
Who said - "two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert.... Near them, on the sand,
Half sunk a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them, and the heart that fed;
And on the pedestal, these words appear:
My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings,
Look upon my works, ye Mighty, and despair!
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal Wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away."
 

The_biscuits_532

Sneaky rainforest kitty
Been going through my course books because bored - looking at the famous poems, that kind of thing.

Most notably Ozymandias, by Shelley.

I met a traveller from an antique land
Who said - "two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert.... Near them, on the sand,
Half sunk a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them, and the heart that fed;
And on the pedestal, these words appear:
My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings,
Look upon my works, ye Mighty, and despair!
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal Wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away."
Related song
 

Miles Marsalis

The Last DJ.
Derelict by D.A. Barr, now that I have time to appreciate it properly.
 
I feel a bit late arriving, but I recently finished the second to last spinoff book from the Book of Deacon series by Joseph Lallo. Now I'm in need of a new high fantasy setting and that set a pretty high bar ;-;
 

JZLobo

Well-Known Member
Right now I'm re-reading an old favorite.

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Miles Marsalis

The Last DJ.

Nexus Cabler

Conduit of Synergy
I've found one of my old college zoology textbooks I kept.

I've been taking a look at that, specifically the biological traits of sea creatures, and other materiel that we didn't get to cover when I was in the course.
 

JZLobo

Well-Known Member
I read those when they first came out. I must admit, after about 40 years, the details are a little fuzzy in my mind. Maybe I'll put it/them on my personal, re-read list.
Yeah, they're a bit convoluted, there's a whole lot I forgot, and the first time I read them was about a decade ago.
 

Miles Marsalis

The Last DJ.
I'm finishing up The Free Word: Art and Thought in the Cold War by Louis Menand. It was a bit of a long read, but very insightful into culture and the expansion of the arts. I'd recommend it to any creatives.
 

Xitheon

The cat's mother.
The Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut.

It's the most cynical and cruel fucking book I've ever read. I'm pissed off with the author.

(But I love it.)
 

aomagrat

Well-Known Member
I started reading this yesterday. It's pretty good!
Legend of Ahya: Target of Interest
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Miles Marsalis

The Last DJ.
I'm reading a few books still, but I'm currently reading Ministry for the Future by Kim Stanley Robinson.

I read After the Fall by Ben Rhodes recently since my workplace recommended it.

Dendera by Yuya Sato was some light reading I did too.
 

Miles Marsalis

The Last DJ.
The Weight of the Heart by Rosa Montero, which is better than the preceding book, Tears in the Rain. Both books follow a genetically engineered detective named Bruna Husky and her exploits in a setting similar to Blade Runner.

I need to read more Spainish science fiction.
 

Miles Marsalis

The Last DJ.
I'm reading Silent Earth: Averting the Insect Apocalypse by Dave Goulson for a roundtable at work. It's probably one of the more perturbing books I've read this year.
 
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