For anyone who has not read 1984 from Georges Orwell here is a link to Amazon to purchase and educate yourselves. Just imagine the same story but with a Philip K. Dick twist integrating 21st-century tracking technology on citizens.
You can get the box-set right on amazon for a reasonable price.
Odd that it comes from a book, but chapter 3 (i think?) of House Of Leaves has a great set up to a scare at the end that takes the house from odd curiosity to a very real looming threat for the first time.
When Navidson and his family come back from a trip, they find this odd new walk in closet addition connecting the kid's room and the master bedroom that was not there before. He starts pouring over the blueprints of the house and taking measurements and finds that the house is bigger on the inside than it is on the outside by 1/4's of an inch. No mater what he does, he cannot get his measurements to agree with each other. His partner Karen wants to just leave it be, but Navidson grows adamant to figure out what is going on, going as far as to call in a favor to borrow the most accurate tool possible from a local university.
While Navidson and his brother are picking that up, Karen and her friend take the opportunity to build a bookshelf in the master bedroom, using the two opposing walls as bookends, describing a domino effect stopping at the wall when a book is removed. Later Navidson and his brother run the machine to measure the room and to everyone's relief, there is no more 1/4 inch discrepancy. They run it one more time just for shits and giggles at which point Navidson's brother grabs a book off the shelf to prop a door open. This causes the remaining books to fall over onto the ground, revealing a full foot gap between the wall and the end of the bookshelf which is lost upon everyone but Karen. It wasn't faulty tools or bad math. The house can change, and it can change whenever the hell it wants.
I'll also take this opportunity to tell you to read House of Leaves it's really fucking good.
You are technically correct (best kind)
however many editions of the book have been published with only the number "1984" on the cover
When even the publisher gets it wrong, it's hard to find much fault in random internet comments
You seem to have misunderstood the concept of the term "thoughtcrime". Here's a link to the authoritative treatise on the subject if you want to brush up.
Here ya go dude!
That book was my awakening. I keep a copy around to lend out to people who've never read it. In fact, here it is on Amazon, for any one who keeps up on this sub's required reading.
>As someone already said...for now. Get a hard copy, just in case. 1984 is, frankly, scarily prescient.
Paperback can be had for less than $8
1984 - George Orwell
Ishmael by Daniel Quinn is a fantastic read addressing the exact same topic. It challenges our assumptions on society and humanity's place in this world.
Ishmael on Amazon
I hope people will use this money to buy a copy of George Orwell's 1984 book.
Because the irony would be so wasted on the stupid.
Those LoTR books are gorgeous. I’d love to get a set like that.
edit found them on Amazon. Only $50 Canadian. Not bad.
The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings: Deluxe Pocket Boxed Set https://www.amazon.com/dp/0544445783/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_A8EY4CHCMG45A92Q3PNE
I got these for Christmas a couple years back. Used them to read the series for the first time and I absolutely love them. The font is small but manageable.
Get the book "Not 'Just Friends" by Shirley P. Glass Ph.D.
Here’s an Amazon link
Bioshock’s story is my favorite. I’ve replayed Bioshock 1 probably 4-5 times.
I love that they wrote a novel as well. Well worth the read if you’d like to see the story laid out from conception of Rapture through the building of the city, it’s hay day and downfall. BioShock: Rapture https://www.amazon.com/dp/0765367351/
I had this same set, then had The Hobbit and Fellowship stolen when my car window was smashed and the backpack they were in was taken. Two years I sat frustratingly staring (not the entire time) at an incomplete box set. Just recently I simply had to right this wrong and picked up a new set of them, which has also inspired me to re-read all the way through again.
By the way, this pocket edition set is amazingly fair priced for its quality, look, and feel. And although they are pocket editions, they are extremely readable in my opinion. Highly recommended, $28 bucks on Amazon:
No redpill reading would be complete without Marcus Aurelius: Meditations. 1900 years ago they were dealing with the same issues, human nature hasn't changed at all.
$4 on amazon
Dude. Stop rationalizing. Stop talking. Take control. This job, alcohol, and all these people need to be out of her life. And you need to file for and and expose her behaviors to family and friends. Stop playing this weak. It’s not ok for her to have a one on one relationship with another man at all... she should be texting them. And you should be included in nights out. Those should be your boundaries. And don’t allow the distance to be an excuse. What did she do about it besides give access to another man? It was all on you to fix? That’s bullshit.
For a free copy online just google “not just friends pdf.”
No more me nice guy is a good book to read too.
Its called "1984" by George Orwell. If you ever hear the term "Orwellian" that originates from his work in "1984".
I hope not, I love the movies and I read half the hobbit but then the pandemic made me return the book to my HS so I just bought em
If anyone else is interested this is what I bought and now it’s on sale
The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings: Deluxe Pocket Boxed Set https://www.amazon.com/dp/0544445783/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_Y75N2M9BQE7HSVA3M94V in dying inside
here you go my dude, read it and realise how silly you look.
I saw them in the US at Barnes and Noble a few weeks back. Here's the link from the web store, you may be able to find it there if you want to get it in person.
Amazon seems to have it for half the price though, if you can wait.
The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings: Deluxe Pocket Boxed Set https://www.amazon.com/dp/0544445783/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_Mlt.CbCTGB62D
You are looking at this through a lens of there's clues all over but since no proof more than kissing was involved, it didn't happen.
The BS notices she was acting odd, spending a lot more time after work with some guy co-workers, hiding her phone that now has a password, on her phone a lot more in private, more distant, having to work on some Saturdays, more into personal grooming, works out a lot more, she buys fancy underwear for work.
A combo of those things then the bomb drops about "It was just a kiss. I had a few too many. She's just a friend. You're being paranoid."
Tip: Do not ignore the lessons of these sub readers. They are the ones to say "Trust your gut" early on. Don't ignore odd behavior. They did and got burned.
This is a nice set if you want something for travel (kind of sounded like it):
Here's another that's pretty cheap of your prefer hardcover:
I’ve been on an audiobook kick as of late, since I enjoy horror podcasts so much I figured I’d really enjoy books as well and so far they’ve been a lot of fun to check out. Especially with Audible’s Plus catalogue with a ton of free books to listen to.
I also have enjoyed found footage horror films, which kind of blends documentaries and movies, two things I’ve been enjoying. So that’s why Lake Mungo was a great recent watch for me, it has such a huge payoff at the end of the film, I really enjoyed it.
Also, as far as books go, have you checked out House of Leaves?
I’ve heard really good things about it, but also that you need to read the physical copy of the book because of the way it’s written, some pages are written in different colors, or upside down, or things like that and you really need to check it out in person because of that touch on it. I can’t wait to check it out at some point, it sounds so good.
Trust your gut. It doesn't sound like Emma is a friend of the relationship. I read this book after being cheated on, and it really helped me a lot. Not that your fiance is cheating on you at all. But reading this might help you express how you both can set appropriate boundaries for friendships, and to recognize when someone is a friend to BOTH of you.
That's a nice edition right there. Definitely not the one I'm chasing, though, it's a bit out of my price range. This one is the one I'm getting:
Build a fort, grab some legal booze, and curl up with a good book. I second the cupcake idea. But, what kind?
Oh man, I could go on with book recommendations forever, but I shall stick to a few recent reads: Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari, Circe by Madeline Miller, and The Stud Book by Monica Drake. I'm currently reading The Collector by John Fowles.
Also, I just picked up S. (Ship of Theseus) by J.J. Abrams and Doug Dorst in a thrift store for a dollar with all inserts intact! It's basically a book within a book unfolding within the margins as two readers converse with one another. Cue suspense, mystery, and all that jazz. Super cool concept and I'm excited to dig in. This could be a fun birthday activity!
And happy early birthday to you! I just celebrated my own pandemic birthday a couple of weeks ago. It was pizza, cheesecake, and rewatching Star Trek TNG for me!
My preference is the Long version, just for the style (which somehow feels most appropriate for a Stoic philosopher-emperor to have written, at least to me). Be aware that the language is somewhat archaic; if you prefer a more modern-English version (which does paraphrase and summarize quite a bit), try Hays. But you can check out the Long online, so no risk in trying it. Online version.
There are several book versions available on Amazon. This one isn't the version I own, but I was satisfied with my copy of Enchiridion from the same publisher. (Note that, while an editorial review mentioned on the page refers to the Hays translation, the book preview shows the Long translation).