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    I just ordered three non-fiction books from The...

    I just ordered three non-fiction books from The Book Depository (therefore killing high street and independent books stores.) Apart from poetry I haven't read any non-fiction books in quite a while....
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    My problem is I moved to a field with a house on...

    My problem is I moved to a field with a house on it, caught between other fields with houses on them, and without transport getting out to take photos is difficult. When I was living in a city I'd...
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    Cheers, but developing the B&W is something I can...

    Cheers, but developing the B&W is something I can do really easily, and I have a scanner. It's printing it. I'd have to put up black out curtains in my room, clear a space for the enlarger and trays,...
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    I pulled out my old 35mm Minolta and it seems to...

    I pulled out my old 35mm Minolta and it seems to have started working again after sitting on a windowsill for a year. I only have a 50mm lens for it, and the only other easily available lenses for it...
  5. Thread: Star trek!

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    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DSqUh0WX0Ac7E7x.jpg

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DSqUh0WX0Ac7E7x.jpg
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    I've reached that point of Christmas where my...

    I've reached that point of Christmas where my thoughts turn to learning to play chess good. This happens every year. Sitting around with family, in front of the fire in the good room just seems right...
  7. Merry Christmas everyone. I'm rockin' my new...

    Merry Christmas everyone.

    I'm rockin' my new christmas slipper booties. They're glorious and toasty and my toes are cushioned by furriness.
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    I've self-published a couple of novels (and made...

    I've self-published a couple of novels (and made beer money from it.) And I've had short stories published by journals, both new ones and established ones (but non-paying, as most are in Ireland.)
    ...
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    Nope. Was I somehow pulled into all this? Ive...

    Nah he was being an active high powered dick to a specific person, crossed the dont be a dick line. Got infracted for it with a short timeout.

    Sent from my Nexus 5X using Tapatalk[/QUOTE]Really...
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    Congrats! It's a big achievement. I shat out...

    Congrats! It's a big achievement. I shat out maybe three novel (or long novella) length stories last year. Haven't managed anything longer than a complete 6,000 word short story recently. I did get...
  11. I'm without power now, along with 120k other...

    I'm without power now, along with 120k other households in the southern bits of Ireland. I only have internet for as long as my phone's battery lasts. The electricity people are saying it could take...
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    It depends on what's meant by "laser." There's...

    It depends on what's meant by "laser." There's treatment by actual dermatologists (at least here) with lasers that is more permanent and is very expensive, and there's treatment by beauticians with...
  13. Thread: Star trek!

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    Yep. I'm enjoying it. Just sitting back and...

    it spins :D


    So far the only issue I have with the show I think, is that the Discovery itself flips over on itself when engaging the DASH drive, it looks retarded.

    Other than that, I'm loving...
  14. Ok. A lil fella goin on an adventure. ...

    Ok. A lil fella goin on an adventure.

    https://i.redd.it/f0pu29oedeqz.png
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    'twas a grand aul time. No-one objected to my...

    'twas a grand aul time. No-one objected to my bottles instead of cans either. Everyone's tolerant like that. An inclusive hug. <3
  16. Except they deem no pregnancy as unwanted, and...

    Are you forgetting that for US evangelical Christians the only permissable form of prevention of STDs and unwanted pregnancies is abstinence?[/QUOTE]

    ftfy[/QUOTE]

    Except they deem no pregnancy...
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    I've got a bike, you can ride it if you like,...

    I've got a bike, you can ride it if you like,
    It's got a basket, a bell that rings,
    And things to make it look good.
  18. I address everyone I write to as, "Mon chérí."

    I address everyone I write to as, "Mon chérí."
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    I've yet to see the third episode but even before...

    I've yet to see the third episode but even before it aired people were talking about the new trek being grim and dark. There could be an argument that the lighting is dark (I don't think so) but...
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    Got an email today saying another short story of...

    Got an email today saying another short story of mine is going to be published (on online Irish lit journal sites.) That means I'll have two, my first two, coming out during October presuming nothing...
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    You're dealing with a lot more paper, and what...

    Assuming you choose the correct grade, sampling is done faster - you don't sample for highlights and shadows, but only once with unfiltered light. And even if you pick the wrong grade, all graded...
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    Why are you not using variable grade papers?

    Why are you not using variable grade papers?
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    The Reluctant Fundamentalist was a good read....

    The Reluctant Fundamentalist was a good read. Possibly even more interesting was reading the reviews after, and the focus, especially the US newspapers give to post 9/11 sentiment and comment in the...
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    I just finished Solar Bones by Mike McCormack. It...

    I just finished Solar Bones by Mike McCormack. It was longlisted for the Booker, and Irish lit twitter was a little peeved when it didn't make the shortlist, although some of that might be dramatics...
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    I heard an author, Danielle McLaughlin read at a...

    I heard an author, Danielle McLaughlin read at a short story festival last Wednesday, then just happened by chance upon a short story she had published in the New Yorker. I'm really impressed by her...
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