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by UnnDunn
Mon Jan 02, 2012 4:09 pm
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: Reading and Re-reading: Impressions along the way
Replies: 32
Views: 6822

Re: Reading and Re-reading: Impressions along the way

I'm open for change, but as it stands, this is the plan: Ender's Game Ender's Shadow War of Gifts (First time read) Shadow of the Hegemon Shadow Puppets Shadow of the Giant (First time read) Ender in Exile (First time read) Speaker for the Dead Xenocide Children of the Mind Shadows in Flight (First...
by UnnDunn
Sun Jan 01, 2012 10:40 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: ESP(Web)N
Replies: 703
Views: 147713

Re: ESP(Web)N

At least the Giants are in, so I have someone to root for next weekend.
by UnnDunn
Sun Jan 01, 2012 2:16 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Currently Reading / Just Read (Books/stories/whatever)
Replies: 1265
Views: 230931

Re: Currently Reading / Just Read (Books/stories/whatever)

Has anyone read Ready Player One? I read a description of it yesterday and I'm dying to read it. I've read it and it's fantastic. Such an indulgent mix of 80s geek culture and future-generation MMO gaming. No muss, no fuss, no real complexity or nuance, just a fun, fun read. You'll be glad you read...
by UnnDunn
Sun Jan 01, 2012 2:13 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: ESP(Web)N
Replies: 703
Views: 147713

Re: ESP(Web)N

There is no way the Jets are making it into the postseason, not with the way they are playing today. And that makes me sad face.
by UnnDunn
Sun Jan 01, 2012 2:08 pm
Forum: The Foyer: Welcome to The Philotic Web Community!
Topic: Did you find PWEB because our address is in the books?
Replies: 43
Views: 20080

Re: Did you find PWEB because our address is in the books?

I found PWEB because it was in one of the acknowledgements. I can't remember which specific book though.
by UnnDunn
Wed Dec 28, 2011 1:50 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Currently Reading / Just Read (Books/stories/whatever)
Replies: 1265
Views: 230931

Re: Currently Reading / Just Read (Books/stories/whatever)

I've been going through all the Ender books over the past couple weeks, in publication order. I just finished Shadow of the Giant. Gonna read AWoG then EiE. And then SiF when it's released.

After that, however, I'll go back to Game of Thrones and plow through that series.
by UnnDunn
Wed Dec 28, 2011 11:56 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Your Favourite TV That No One's Ever Seen
Replies: 199
Views: 40367

Re: Your Favourite TV That No One's Ever Seen

I love White Collar and Royal Pains , though the latter has started to get a little too soap-opera for my taste. I love Coupling . I don't care what anyone says, the Brits make the best sitcoms. I'll always have a soft spot for Chuck , though they've started to make the jump from "tastefully ridicul...
by UnnDunn
Wed Dec 28, 2011 11:39 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Currently Reading / Just Read (Books/stories/whatever)
Replies: 1265
Views: 230931

Re: Currently Reading / Just Read (Books/stories/whatever)

Has anyone read Ready Player One? I read a description of it yesterday and I'm dying to read it. I've read it and it's fantastic. Such an indulgent mix of 80s geek culture and future-generation MMO gaming. No muss, no fuss, no real complexity or nuance, just a fun, fun read. You'll be glad you read...
by UnnDunn
Tue Dec 27, 2011 10:00 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A
Replies: 576
Views: 106961

Re: Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A

I used to play Skyrim for hours on end, but then I took an arrow to the knee.

By that I mean my GPU started overheating whenever I played it. :x
by UnnDunn
Sat Dec 24, 2011 6:38 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: ESP(Web)N
Replies: 703
Views: 147713

Re: ESP(Web)N

Both NY teams are still mathematically in the hunt for playoff contention, so I'm not entirely disappointed yet. Pessimistic, but not without hope. As for my fantasy team, unless Drew Brees can get 35 fantasy points on Monday, it looks like I'm going to win the championship game! Given that I joined...
by UnnDunn
Fri Dec 23, 2011 10:05 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Books, eBooks, Kindles, Audiobooks, and that kinda stuff
Replies: 122
Views: 19138

Re: Books, eBooks, Kindles, Audiobooks, and that kinda stuff

I buy absolutely everything I can on Kindle these days. If I can't read it on my phone, I'm not interested. It's all about convenience.
by UnnDunn
Thu Dec 22, 2011 4:30 pm
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: Question about Ender's Game
Replies: 14
Views: 7542

Re: Question about Ender's Game

So after reading Xenocide again, I think you were right zeroguy. The buggers were using the Fantasy Game to try to communicate with Ender, because he spent so much time examining the Second Invasion videos in the Battle School, trying to figure out how the buggers thought, that he was creating bugge...
by UnnDunn
Wed Dec 21, 2011 6:58 pm
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: Ender's Game: the movie
Replies: 2
Views: 1063

Re: Ender's Game: the movie

I can't wait to see how Hollywood will ruin this movie.
by UnnDunn
Wed Dec 21, 2011 12:42 pm
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: Ender and Novinha
Replies: 17
Views: 8454

Re: Ender and Novinha

I don't get this argument. From the second Ender got Novinha's call to go to Lusitania, it was clear they were going to marry (at least, to me.) The saga with the piggies was as much an elaborate courtship between Ender and Novinha as it was anything else. I mean, Ender left Valentine, the closest p...
by UnnDunn
Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:13 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: ESP(Web)N
Replies: 703
Views: 147713

Re: ESP(Web)N

Heh, my championship game opponent has also lost only two games this season. That said, my average scores have not been that far behind his, so I'm cautiously optimistic. At this point, I'm relegated to hoping one NY team makes the playoffs. Though I nurture no delusion that either team has a hope i...
by UnnDunn
Mon Dec 19, 2011 9:35 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Books, eBooks, Kindles, Audiobooks, and that kinda stuff
Replies: 122
Views: 19138

Re: Books, eBooks, Kindles, Audiobooks, and that kinda stuff

The biggest advantage to eBooks for me? I can read them in bed with the lights off (on my phone), and when I inevitably doze into sleep, the phone will fall from my hand and I won't lose my place. My phone has a Super AMOLED screen and I read using white-on-black, so in the nearly pitch-black room, ...
by UnnDunn
Mon Dec 19, 2011 9:24 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: ESP(Web)N
Replies: 703
Views: 147713

Re: ESP(Web)N

Jets and Giants had a horrible day. Neither team showed up to play. So it goes.

At least my Fantasy team won its playoff game. On to the Championship next Saturday. Hoping Santa brings me a Fantasy League Championship under the tree!
by UnnDunn
Mon Dec 19, 2011 9:06 pm
Forum: The Foyer: Welcome to The Philotic Web Community!
Topic: Wow, this place is still here!
Replies: 18
Views: 8431

Wow, this place is still here!

Hi all. Dunno if you all remember me; I spent a few months here in 2008, but then my ADD got the better of me and I moved on to other online hangouts. Odds are I will move on again. But not before Shadows In Flight releases. So yeah, just found out SiF is finally set to drop in a couple of months, s...
by UnnDunn
Tue Dec 14, 2010 11:33 pm
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: "Ender's Game" videogame placed on indefinite hold
Replies: 0
Views: 4041

"Ender's Game" videogame placed on indefinite hold

You may or may not have heard that Chair Entertainment was making a videogame adaptation of Ender's Game, based on the zero-G wargames in the Battle School. Well, that game has been placed on indefinite hold , meaning that it is essentially dead, unless another studio picks it up. Chair Entertainmen...
by UnnDunn
Tue Aug 25, 2009 8:16 am
Forum: Other Orson Scott Card Novels, Stories and Adaptations
Topic: Shadow Complex...
Replies: 2
Views: 3927

The game is really really good, probably one of the best Xbox Live Arcade games yet. It has high production values and very solid and well-designed gameplay. Still, I'm worried for the EG game. Chair Entertainment (the developers of both Shadow Complex and Ender's Game ) have announced that the EG g...
by UnnDunn
Thu Aug 20, 2009 12:39 pm
Forum: Other Orson Scott Card Novels, Stories and Adaptations
Topic: Shadow Complex...
Replies: 2
Views: 3927

Shadow Complex...

So I just downloaded Shadow Complex on Xbox Live. The game is set in OSC's Empire universe and is built by the dev team currently working on the Ender's Game game. I must admit to not having read Empire yet, but Shadow Complex is making a strong case that maybe I should. Is anyone else playing it?
by UnnDunn
Tue Mar 17, 2009 10:49 pm
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: Wanted: New book from OSC
Replies: 14
Views: 5713

I think people are putting Hegemon, Hive-Queen, Human, Jane onto too high a pedestal. Their so-called magic wasn't due to some amazing literary prowess on Ender's part. It was due to them simply providing an accurate, believable and new perspective on events. For example, I take the NYC subway every...
by UnnDunn
Tue Mar 17, 2009 10:29 pm
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: Speaker For the Dead
Replies: 9
Views: 3294

Or because she was desperate and guilty. Either way. Definitely agree with you regarding SftD being a superior book to EG. Although, I'm going to go on a little rant here about something that bothers me about it. ~~~~~~~~~ This is something that bothered me a little bit the first time I read it and...
by UnnDunn
Sat Nov 22, 2008 12:23 pm
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: Ender in Exile: in stores/libraries now - Spoilers!
Replies: 209
Views: 58325

I just finished EiE, and I have mixed feelings about it. On the one hand, I enjoyed reading it. Despite all the flaws mentioned or about-to-be-mentioned (by me), OSC is still a great storyteller, and his skills continue to be evident in this novel. But this book is largely empty. When you take away ...
by UnnDunn
Thu Nov 13, 2008 4:42 pm
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: Ender in Exile: in stores/libraries now - Spoilers!
Replies: 209
Views: 58325

Got my copy from Amazon last night. I tried to read it some but fell asleep (through no fault of the book.)

But I will be putting some serious reading time into it this weekend.

Meanwhile, forgive me if I avoid PWeb for fear of spoilers.
by UnnDunn
Fri Nov 07, 2008 12:13 pm
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: new book
Replies: 16
Views: 6005

*Shadow of the Giant Spoilers* Bean and the children that share his condition are traveling at relativistic speeds, and they'll presumably be doing that for 3000 years. Yes, of course, but there's more to it than that. It would require some really deft retconning to explain if Bean were suddenly to...
by UnnDunn
Wed Nov 05, 2008 2:34 pm
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: new book
Replies: 16
Views: 6005

Yes, eventually. The same book that will reveal the fate of a certain giant and his offspring.
Wait, what? Is there something I'm missing, or has OSC already said how this book will explain the 3000-year time gap?
by UnnDunn
Thu Oct 23, 2008 12:27 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Strange food you will eat that appalls someone else
Replies: 108
Views: 13973

Okra soup. Many who see it will claim it looks like vomit. To me, it's the ambrosia of the gods. :)
by UnnDunn
Mon Oct 20, 2008 6:07 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: What's the point of organised religion?
Replies: 103
Views: 39909

Religion to me is a way for us to find some sort of deep meaning for our lives, and help us be able to sleep well at night. If everyone knew/believed that there was nothing after life, then who truthfully would be "moral". Following such a catastrophic event would be chaos, and no amount of talking...
by UnnDunn
Thu Oct 16, 2008 8:59 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Currently Reading / Just Read (Books/stories/whatever)
Replies: 1265
Views: 230931

I listened to the first episode of Audible.com's METAtropolis series, In the Forests of the Night by Jay Lake, read by Michael Hogan.

Not to put too fine a point on it, but it sucked. Hard. :(

Thankfully it was free.
by UnnDunn
Thu Oct 16, 2008 8:52 pm
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: Can anyone else see...
Replies: 4
Views: 2806

Sure. But then so could several other "future histories" penned by other authors as prolific as OSC. That's what makes the genre so compelling.
by UnnDunn
Fri Oct 10, 2008 7:33 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Mac Question
Replies: 8
Views: 2364

by UnnDunn
Fri Oct 10, 2008 7:25 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Mac Question
Replies: 8
Views: 2364

I have an external going and have been backing up my computer ever since the hard drive went.
If you're using Time Machine, then you should be good to go. Time Machine automatically does a full-disk incremental backup every hour.
by UnnDunn
Fri Oct 10, 2008 5:09 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Mac Question
Replies: 8
Views: 2364

Okay, but if I go to Finder, under Places there is "Desktop" "test" "Applications" and "Documents". Is there any way to change that place? Oh, that's your Home folder (and, I presume, your account user name.) Go to System Preferences , then Accounts . Under "My Accounts" on the left, control-click ...
by UnnDunn
Fri Oct 10, 2008 4:59 pm
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: Ender's Game Comic
Replies: 37
Views: 11920

So I bought it and read it. I don't know whether it's just the nature of comics, or whether I've been spoiled for having read the book, or whether I'm just being overly critical, but the pacing of the comic was way, way too fast. I know they had to take away some things, but I think they took away t...

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