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srboone
12-04-2011, 04:43 AM
But isn't the world going to end in 2012?

Or maybe just the Mayan view of the world...

Dan Hocker
12-04-2011, 04:57 AM
But isn't the world going to end in 2012?

Or maybe just the Mayan view of the world...

Technically it doesn't end until the end of 2012 (aka the Mayan calendar doesn't go to 2013). However, we think that our copies of Dracula are on their way to us. I forgot to track the labels we sent for them to be shipped to us. So we'll hopefully have them soon.

RJK1981
12-04-2011, 04:51 PM
But isn't the world going to end in 2012?

Or maybe just the Mayan view of the world...

Not even that, lol. People just like to make stuff up and scare people into thinking the end is near. All it means is that it is the end of Mayan's long count calender, not the end of the world as we know. They also had several other calenders before the one ending next year that ended, so they kept making new ones. If the Mayans were around in the way they were back then, they most likely would be creating an even longer calender now.

So have no fear, you will get your copy from CD!

bsaenz24
12-05-2011, 02:49 AM
Technically it doesn't end until the end of 2012 (aka the Mayan calendar doesn't go to 2013). However, we think that our copies of Dracula are on their way to us. I forgot to track the labels we sent for them to be shipped to us. So we'll hopefully have them soon.

Do we even have any real "Mayans" anymore?? ;)

Dan Hocker
12-05-2011, 03:17 AM
Do we even have any real "Mayans" anymore?? ;)

Not like we have native american's in that sense. Any "Mayans" that where left have been intermingled with the Euro settlers and converted to some form of Christianity. The one's that weren't converted where pretty much "put down" so to speak. To this day no one really knows what happened to the "Mayan" empire, as it fell before the Spanish arrived in South America. In fact if I remember correctly there are only like 3 books left from all of the vast Mayan libraries, as most where either lost in the fall of the empire or burnt by the missionaries coming to South America to convert the indigenous people.

Thus ends todays "Pre / Post Columbian" history lesson.

RJK1981
12-05-2011, 05:02 AM
Most of the Mayans left today are also pretty poor from what I understand

srboone
12-05-2011, 05:20 AM
Are you sure? How boring. A secret society working to usher in a new world order on 22Dec2012 would be much more interesting. Oh, well....

Dan Hocker
12-05-2011, 02:30 PM
Are you sure? How boring. A secret society working to usher in a new world order on 22Dec2012 would be much more interesting. Oh, well....

Lol, no it's not that complicated (although it'd be awesome if it was). No, basically the only reason people think the Mayan's predicted the world will end then is because their calendar doesn't go any further. I don't understand why people don't understand that the Mayan calendar had to end somewhere, the book couldn't go on for ever. Or maybe there was a "vol 2" to the Mayan calendar, one that the missionaries burnt when they came over. It's so dumb.

Dan Hocker
12-05-2011, 02:32 PM
Since the "Mayan end of the world" discussion was kinda invading the Dracula thread I thought I'd move those posts over here. This thread is for anything that doesn't really have a place.

bsaenz24
12-05-2011, 02:33 PM
Good idea. Of course, I for one NEVER thought Dracula was a Mayan. Just want to make that clear!!! ;)

TerryE
12-05-2011, 03:25 PM
Lol, no it's not that complicated (although it'd be awesome if it was). No, basically the only reason people think the Mayan's predicted the world will end then is because their calendar doesn't go any further. I don't understand why people don't understand that the Mayan calendar had to end somewhere, the book couldn't go on for ever. Or maybe there was a "vol 2" to the Mayan calendar, one that the missionaries burnt when they came over. It's so dumb.

And the way I understand it, the calendar ending is like looking at our calendar and saying the world ends on Dec. 31st because that's the last day listed. That's only the last day on this cycle.

RJK1981
12-05-2011, 03:50 PM
And the way I understand it, the calendar ending is like looking at our calendar and saying the world ends on Dec. 31st because that's the last day listed. That's only the last day on this cycle.

You most likely understand it correctly. What people don't really realize is that they made many other calenders that were shorter in length so kept increasing the size. Basically what the end of this calender means is that it is the end of an age in their calender

RJK1981
12-05-2011, 03:51 PM
Good idea. Of course, I for one NEVER thought Dracula was a Mayan. Just want to make that clear!!! ;)

I thought he might have been a Mayan. :p Maybe he was a Nazi!

Ron K
12-05-2011, 04:17 PM
Great thread ...:D

Dan Hocker
12-05-2011, 04:23 PM
And the way I understand it, the calendar ending is like looking at our calendar and saying the world ends on Dec. 31st because that's the last day listed. That's only the last day on this cycle.

The only other thing is that they think the "image" on the last page depicts the end of the world. That and the end of the calendar happens to coincide with some sort of eclipse that only happens once ever 100 years or eclipse that doesn't happen very often. I can't remember exactly (thank you history channel).

srboone
12-05-2011, 04:42 PM
I was always of the understanding that the Mayans made many calenders and the one that ended in 2012 was simply the last one of the ones that have survived; and that lead people to belive they were predicting the end of the world by this. A silly notion, but one that has been exploited in recent decades.

Of course, now, Dracula as the first Nazi, has merit...:rolleyes:

I wasalso pretty shocked to wake up and find out that I had started a new thread...;)

RJK1981
12-05-2011, 04:52 PM
I was always of the understanding that the Mayans made many calenders and the one that ended in 2012 was simply the last one of the ones that have survived; and that lead people to belive they were predicting the end of the world by this. A silly notion, but one that has been exploited in recent decades.

Of course, now, Dracula as the first Nazi, has merit...:rolleyes:

I wasalso pretty shocked to wake up and find out that I had started a new thread...;)

I think that most likely the one ending in 2012 is the last one they even made because of it's length (and because they all but disappeared before needing to make a new one). I think the actual end-date is something like December 22. I believe Dan is right about what that date coincides with as well, which was probably what the Mayans were using for the end of their ages.

If I thought I could actually write a story of Dracula being the first Nazi I would definitely do it, but I doubt I'd do a very good job, lol

You must have drank a lot last night if you don't remember starting a new thread! ;)

Tito_Villa
12-09-2011, 09:00 AM
Now firstly i'm not sure if i believe in ghosts or not. The cottage is an old one, 300+ i think, and there is no-one on one side of the cottage and number 2 is currently empty. There was only me and Annabel the dog in last night so why (for the second time) could i hear someone walking around upstairs? Annabel was barking her head off too!

srboone
12-09-2011, 10:49 AM
Every house/cottage has "Occupants", Tom. Other than the ones that actually live there. I met the one that lived in my childhood home, back in '71. Of course, being a kid of only 5, I simply called her "the lady who lives in the basement." Turned out, it was my grandmother who died in that house before I was born, she just wanted to say "hi!" Afterwards, I never saw her again; but the noises in the basement continued.

True story.

divemaster
12-16-2011, 01:20 AM
I, for one, would read a book about Dracula being a Mayan Nazi.

:)

Dave1442397
12-20-2011, 01:33 PM
I think my favorite character with a long lifespan has been Robert Heinlein's Lazarus Long, but I'm a sucker (bad pun intended) for vampire novels and anything to do with time travel.

On the subject of weird beliefs, I recently read Michael Shermer's The Believing Brain: From Ghosts and Gods to Politics and Conspiracies---How We Construct Beliefs and Reinforce Them as Truths. This was a very interesting book for me, as I've often wondered why people believe things that fly in the face of logic. Shermer investigates what actually happens at the neuron level when people are confronted with data that negates their beliefs, and it makes a lot of sense.

Another great read was Carl Sagan's The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark, which I plan on giving to my daughter as part of a reading list when she's a little older.

I really don't care that people believe things I don't, but what scares me is when the people running the world make decisions based on erroneous beliefs. We need to appoint Mr. Spock as vice president in just about every country :)

srboone
12-21-2011, 11:44 AM
The only thought going through my mind right now is.......

AAAAAAAAAGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!
http://www.movies.com/movie-news/did-you-know-beatles-asked-stanley-kubrick-to-direct-them-39lord-rings39-movie/5911?wssac=164&wssaffid=news&_r=true

TerryE
12-21-2011, 09:57 PM
The only thought going through my mind right now is.......

AAAAAAAAAGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!
http://www.movies.com/movie-news/did-you-know-beatles-asked-stanley-kubrick-to-direct-them-39lord-rings39-movie/5911?wssac=164&wssaffid=news&_r=true

Oh, but that would have been interesting.

srboone
12-22-2011, 11:14 AM
I like Stanley Kubrick, but I can't help but think he made the right decision by saying "no".

TerryE
12-22-2011, 02:02 PM
I like Stanley Kubrick, but I can't help but think he made the right decision by saying "no".

I agree. And I did say interesting, not necessarily good.

srboone
12-24-2011, 07:33 PM
Have a Rockin' Merry Christmas everybody!:cool:

http://www.funpages.com/santadance/santa_playing_saxaphone_lg_clr.gifhttp://www.funpages.com/santadance/santa_happy_dance_lg_clr.gifhttp://www.funpages.com/santadance/santa_jamming_guitar_lg_clr.gif

This really needs sound....

srboone
12-28-2011, 01:30 AM
Every time I think I'm spending too much money on books, ABE remeinds me that I'm not!

http://www.abebooks.com/books/RareBooks/karl-marx-kill-mockingbird-aspen-magazine/2011-most-expensive.shtml?cm_mmc=nl-_-nl-_-C111227-h00-exyearAX-121224GN-_-01cta&abersp=1

Ron K
12-28-2011, 02:52 AM
I've never heard of Abe books but a quick browse left me interested ... this is on my list of sites to give a more thorough digging at some point in the future. Looks a little collectors hard core for me personally, but people's interests are always interesting ... interestingly enough :P

srboone
12-28-2011, 04:22 AM
Give ABE a try Ron, you can find some pretty good deals on there.

Dave1442397
12-28-2011, 11:54 AM
Yeah, Abe Books and Alibris are two of my favorites when I want to price check books. I've bought quite a few from both sites, although I had to resist the combination of the asbestos-covered Firestarter along with the asbestos-covered Fahrenheit 451 at (I think) $28,000.

srboone
12-29-2011, 12:21 AM
This post is for Siep (frick51), whereever he is. He hasn't posted in a while, tho he was last online on 18Dec. This post is my 1530th, surpassing Siep by one. We miss you, man.

Trying one of my Christmas gifts. The Soda Stream homemade soda maker. Root Beer flavor.

..........

Not bad, I guess. Tastes like root beer. Instructions say 3 blasts with the carbonator is for normal fizz. Will have to try 10-12 blasts next time as 3 blasts is NOT normal fizz.

Dave1442397
12-29-2011, 11:14 AM
Trying one of my Christmas gifts. The Soda Stream homemade soda maker. Root Beer flavor.

Not bad, I guess. Tastes like root beer. Instructions say 3 blasts with the carbonator is for normal fizz. Will have to try 10-12 blasts next time as 3 blasts is NOT normal fizz.

I remember having a Sodastream machine back in the early '80s in Ireland. I do remember pushing the carbonate button until it wouldn't force any more CO2 in there. I think the orange flavor was my favorite. Back then it was a cheap way to enjoy soda, which cost more per fl oz than beer back then.

Tito_Villa
01-05-2012, 09:08 AM
I hope my baby doggy will be ok with her operation today

http://i819.photobucket.com/albums/zz116/tito_villa/Books/P1000416.jpg

srboone
01-05-2012, 09:19 AM
We all wish her the best, Tom. (Next month, my dogs will have the operation.)

Tito_Villa
01-05-2012, 09:51 AM
Thanks mate, it was hard leaving her but i know it is for the best in the long run!

Tito_Villa
01-18-2012, 01:17 PM
Well i have decided to go ahead and self-publish a small story (just over 16,000 words). I'm going to print copies in aid of thedarktower.org 's annual Haven Foundation fundraiser. The story is actually edited and finished (finally) so i'm just waiting on the other 4 pieces of artwork from Glenn Cgadbourne to go with the front cover :)

TerryE
01-18-2012, 02:39 PM
Very cool!

p.s. - How did puppy make out?

Tito_Villa
01-18-2012, 02:42 PM
She's fine, thanks for asking, up and about and being crazy like normal. It was a real pain to try and keep her calm for the 1st week after the op.

srboone
02-07-2012, 09:15 PM
Again, ABEBOOKS helps me put the CD experience into perspective...



Top 10 Most Expensive Sales in January 2012

1. Casino Royale by Ian Fleming - $46,453
Signed first edition of the 1953 Jonathan Cape publication of Casino Royale, the first James Bond novel; this copy has also been inscribed by Fleming "To/ _____ ______/Something for the/flight/from the author".

2. Carta Executoria de Hidalguia otorgada por Felipe II en favor de Rodrigo Gallego by Ejecutoria - $9,501
Published in 1570, this document is a letter confirming the nobility of Rodrigo Gallego. It includes 42 leaves with a beautiful plant motif.

3. Lysistrata by Aristophanes - $7,250
Published in 1934 by the Limited Editions Club and illustrated by Pablo Picasso, this book contains six original etchings and 40 line drawings by Picasso. The book was limited to 1500 copies, this is #462, and was signed on the colophon by Picasso.

4. Der Steppenwolf by Hermann Hesse - $6,597
First edition, written in German, published by G. Fischer Verlag in Berlin in 1927.

5. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley - $6,500
First UK edition, published 1932 by Chatto & Windus, inscribed "For. with good wishes, Aldous Huxley, 1939" by Huxley on the front page.

6. A La Recherche du Temps Perdu by Marcel Proust - $5,876
Published between 1918 and 1927 in 15 volumes all of which were first edition except From Swann's Way, which was the 1919 edition and In the Shadow of Young Girls in Bloom which was a third edition.

7. Les Fleurs du Mal by Charles Baudelaire - $5,502
First edition published in 1857 containing the telltale printing errors including page 45 being numbered as page 44, as well as "Feurs" in the headline on pages 31 and 108.

8. Bergomatis Lexicon by Ambrogio Calepino - $5,237
New edition of this remarkable dictionary of the Latin language that contains locutions of the most noteworthy authors, as well as information on the meaning of philosophical terms, as they pertained to the great thinkers of the time.

9. Voyages Pittoresques et Romantiques dans L'Ancienne France by C. Nodier & J. Taylor - $5,089
Two volumes published between 1820 and 1825 containing 235 full-page plates of an illustrated tour of Old France.

10. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky - $5,000
This was the first appearance of Dostoyevsky’s classic in English, published by Thomas Y. Crowell in 1886; first US edition.

bookworm 1
02-07-2012, 09:22 PM
That is not a random thought.That is a Heart attack ack ack ack ack ack.Wow thanks CD for macking collecting fun and inexpensive.

srboone
02-07-2012, 09:23 PM
Nice Billy Joel riff!:cool:

Grant Wootton
02-08-2012, 04:48 AM
And I'm mighty pleased to say that I don't have any of them ;)

srboone
02-08-2012, 04:53 AM
We know you have a secret stash of really high dollar books that you're keeping to yourself, Mr. Woot. But that's ok. We perfer your demented Pennywise side anyway.

Grant Wootton
02-08-2012, 05:06 AM
They're the "down" time books in the dunny we're talking about then, Mr Boone ??? 'Tis the closest I have to high brow literature ;)

srboone
02-08-2012, 05:18 AM
I always considered Dostoyevsky and Ian Fleming "trashcan" reading, too!:rolleyes:

ozmosis7
02-10-2012, 12:39 AM
Sinus surgery for me early in the morning tomorrow, so if you don't hear from me in a few days, know I'm not ignoring you, but likely on the mend.

Grant Wootton
02-10-2012, 12:57 AM
All the best with the surgery Oz - take it easy :)

srboone
02-10-2012, 01:07 AM
Take of yourself, buddy. See you in a few.

Tito_Villa
02-10-2012, 08:37 AM
Hope everything goes ok!

Randy D. Rubin
02-10-2012, 12:36 PM
Good luck and get well soon my friend.

TerryE
02-10-2012, 02:14 PM
Ouch. Feel better soon. And for God's sake don't go writing while on those strong painkillers. We don't need another Burroughs, do we?

ozmosis7
02-10-2012, 07:56 PM
Thanks for the well-wishes, all. Made it through with flying colors...mostly red...and some green, but a lot of read. Looks like I got my ass beat by the hulk, though. Lots of achy goodness, but should be fully operational in a few days, and hopefully headache free for the first time in over 20 years.

srboone
02-10-2012, 08:10 PM
Hopin' for the best, Ken!

TerryE
02-10-2012, 08:19 PM
So... was it some sort of alien organism attached to the sinused and trying to feed off your brain?

srboone
02-10-2012, 08:28 PM
Lucky they got to it before is exploded out your chest, Ken! :eek:

They didn't keep it in to study it, did they????????

ozmosis7
02-10-2012, 08:44 PM
LOL. I was hit in the eye with a baseball as a kid, and it shifted my septum badly, and eventually formed a spur that poked the tissue, causing the headaches. Or so he thinks. I am anxious to be headache free, so if he is wrong I might get upset with him LOL. Just kidding. He said he ended up having to do a lot more work than he thought he would, so he must have seen more. I know at one time my sinus cavity was in danger of collapsing, so maybe he worked on that or something.

srboone
02-10-2012, 08:48 PM
Damn! Hope it all turns out ok, Ken,

TerryE
02-10-2012, 08:52 PM
That wasn't a baseball, it was a very small meteor housing an alien organism. It all makes sense.

But seriously, I hope the headaches stop for you.

srboone
02-10-2012, 09:17 PM
OOOOOHHH! Ridley Scott's next movie!

TerryE
02-10-2012, 09:39 PM
Nah, I think that would only work in book form. Too much of it would be internal. But then again, I thought Misery was too internalized to work as a movie.

ozmosis7
02-10-2012, 10:28 PM
LOL, certainly make for a better story than mine.

Some day I plan to write about my baseball career. I was never a pro or even a minor, but I played in a lot of equivalent leagues with some pros and minors. I was raised an athlete, who wanted to write stories. Funny how things changed only because of a delusional coach or two. Someday, but this year is already shaping up to be a busy one. It's good to have the plate filling up nicely.

Hedda Gabler
02-18-2012, 04:48 PM
I'm watching Futureworld. My heart breaks every time for Clark the robot. Am I the only one who gets verklempt?

srboone
02-18-2012, 04:52 PM
Never saw it: But I thought Westworld rocked! And I do get verklempt at a lot of movies these day, as opposed to when I was younger.

Hedda Gabler
02-18-2012, 04:59 PM
Well, Futureworld isn't as good as Westworld, but it's still pretty entertaining. And I can boo hoo over the oddest scenes sometimes. The interesting thing, 50 people can be slaughtered in living color in front of my eyes and I might flinch, or say "oooo" or think it was overkill -- but one animal walks on that screen and stubs their toe and I am a bucket of sobbing goo. I'm not sure what this says about me. I know it's a movie, and I do care about people getting hurt, just not as much as an animal.

Grant Wootton
02-18-2012, 08:13 PM
I get the same feeling/reaction with the last 10 minutes of Close Encounters of the Third Kind (from the first time I watched it in 1978 at the theatre through to the last time I watched it in September last year) ... Strange :confused:

Teriw
02-18-2012, 08:21 PM
Well, Futureworld isn't as good as Westworld, but it's still pretty entertaining. And I can boo hoo over the oddest scenes sometimes. The interesting thing, 50 people can be slaughtered in living color in front of my eyes and I might flinch, or say "oooo" or think it was overkill -- but one animal walks on that screen and stubs their toe and I am a bucket of sobbing goo. I'm not sure what this says about me. I know it's a movie, and I do care about people getting hurt, just not as much as an animal.

I am the same way. I got so angry and offended watching Supernatural last night when the guy killed the dog....but not when he killed all the "chubby" girls before that.

srboone
02-18-2012, 08:27 PM
Well, Futureworld isn't as good as Westworld, but it's still pretty entertaining. And I can boo hoo over the oddest scenes sometimes. The interesting thing, 50 people can be slaughtered in living color in front of my eyes and I might flinch, or say "oooo" or think it was overkill -- but one animal walks on that screen and stubs their toe and I am a bucket of sobbing goo. I'm not sure what this says about me. I know it's a movie, and I do care about people getting hurt, just not as much as an animal.

Don't watch this film!

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068772/

I've seen it under the English title "The Hunchback of the Mogue." In the climatic scene, paul Naschy is carrying a torch to light his way through the tunnels under the city when a cage ro rats gets loose and startle him. they catch on fire and go scurrying everywhere! It wasn't supposed to happen, so the scene show the rats actually on fire! It was banned in the US for a long time because of that scene.

Hedda Gabler
02-18-2012, 10:55 PM
Eegads, that sounds awful.

srboone
02-18-2012, 11:00 PM
Actually, it's a pretty awesome scene; but with today's regulations, that wouldn't happen.

Hedda Gabler
02-22-2012, 02:52 AM
In the author section down there, how were these authors chosen to be so prominently displayed?

srboone
02-22-2012, 03:05 AM
Pretty much the authors that people were talking about when the forum started; Dan separated out some threads from the general discussion section and formed the authors section. PM Dan if you think another should be added.

Hedda Gabler
02-23-2012, 01:04 AM
Can someone direct me to the winner of the recent CD short story contest that everyone voted on? Am I able to still read the winning entry?

Dan Hocker
02-23-2012, 01:07 AM
Can someone direct me to the winner of the recent CD short story contest that everyone voted on? Am I able to still read the winning entry?

I removed the winner's story's after the contest was over. The runner ups are still available to read.

Hedda Gabler
02-23-2012, 01:09 AM
Who won?

Dan Hocker
02-23-2012, 01:12 AM
Who won?

Meat Socks by Nikita
The WIngs of a Fly by mlouisdixon
Dr. Johnson's Patient by C.W. LaSart

Granted those are their forum names.

Hedda Gabler
02-23-2012, 01:15 AM
Thanks. If any of you winners are around, do you have your stories available for reading?

Tasmaniac
03-03-2012, 07:32 AM
If Cemetery Dance were to do another Bentley Little limited edition, to follow The Mailman, which one would you like to see?

I was taken with Evil Deeds.

Teriw
03-05-2012, 09:04 PM
What does "Bookshop" edition mean? Like with the Book of Horrors?

Dan Hocker
03-05-2012, 09:19 PM
What does "Bookshop" edition mean? Like with the Book of Horrors?

Good question. We used odd names for the editions of Book of Horrors, as it was a weird combined deal with PS Publishing and the number of sheets that all the authors agreed to sign was an odd number. So somewhere along the lines someone decided to call the Limited Edition a "Bookshop" edition. Then the addition signed by more than just the editor and artist a "Deluxe Edition". At least that's how I understood it.

Teriw
03-05-2012, 09:28 PM
So its there's nothing different about it? It's just the book signed by the editor and the artist? Bookshop made it sound like it was different in a bad way to me. I don't know why but it did.

srboone
03-06-2012, 03:34 AM
Abe's out with list monthly list of big spenders:

1. The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham - $14,500
First impression of the first British edition published in 1951 and inscribed ‘Yours, John Wyndham / (John Benyon Harris) 22-8-51.’ Presented in a custom clamshell case designed by binder James Tapley.

2. Die Zukunft Einer Illusion by Sigmund Freud - $10,625
Second German edition published in 1928 by Psychoanalytischer, this copy was signed by the author on the front free endpaper and includes a typed letter in German which has been laid in, from Dr. R. Luzzatto presenting the book to an associate.

3. War and Peace 1812-1820 Vol I & II. By Leo Tolstoy - $8,875
Published in six volumes in 1886, this first printing of the first American edition and first English edition was translated from French by Clara Bell.

4. Erlkonig by Franz Schubert - $8,000
First edition of Schubert’s first published work and most famous lied (German for song), fully engraved, inscribed by Schubert on the final leaf. Presented in custom half morocco clamshell box, published 1821.


I actually have this one. Of course it aint in good shape...
5. African Game Trails by Theodore Roosevelt - $7,500
Published in 1910, this first trade edition was inscribed by Roosevelt “Mr. L. DeSales Casey/with the best wishes of/Theodore Roosevelt/Oct. 18th 1918."

6. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll - $ 6,750
Limited to 2,500 copies (this # 37) and published in 1969, this edition includes 12 original illustrations by Salvador Dali, and also features the artist’s signature.

7. Historia Naturale by Ferrante Imperato - $6,338
Ferrante Imperato was an apothecary in Naples who created this book to present his natural history research, or cabinet of curiosities. It includes what were the first illustrations (engravings) of this type of collection. This, the second edition, was published in Venice in 1672.

8 . Reports of Cases Relating to Maritime Law by J.P. Aspinall - $6,337
Published in 19 volumes, without the index volume between 1870 and 1949. Reports include the full text of numerous court cases. Subject matter includes abandonment, arbitration, bankruptcy, carriage of goods and passengers, conflict of laws, enemy ships, loss, insurance, negligence, perils of the sea, personal injury, sale of goods, salvage, war and a host of other seafaring topics.

9. Persian Gulf and Red Sea Naval Reports 1820-1960 - $5,891
Published in 1993 by Cambridge University Press, this 15-volume set details material previously scattered through two government archives into a concise and convenient format. The Naval Reports cover the activities of the Royal Navy, and the Indian Navy until its dissolution in 1863.

10. How to Make Profits Trading in Commodities by W.D. Gann - $5,650
One of many books on trading written by Gann, in this one he discusses the cyclical nature of commodities as well as some of the basic rules of successful trading in commodities. Published in 1941, this edition contains W.D. Gann’s signature in blue ink.

Tasmaniac
03-06-2012, 06:26 AM
Hey Squire, Did I mention it was my Birthday next month? :cool:

srboone
03-06-2012, 06:30 AM
Well....happy birthday. Maybe Abe can get you in touch with one of these big spenders and they can get you something nice. me, I try to keep up on the forum birthdays for the thread. But you gotta put it on you profile.:o

Tito_Villa
03-06-2012, 08:39 AM
Wow those are some prices!

God i struggled getting out of bed this morning, and it was sunny too. Didn't help that i got a hell of a lot of abuse from some school kids on my walk to work today, and just for reading a book! Now i'm 6'5" tall with a lot of hair and a bit of a beard, i thought i would look intimidating, but some kids just don't care. I stood up to them though, didn't want to take any shit from them ... might walk a different way tomorrow

srboone
03-06-2012, 08:46 AM
Good lord, Tom! How old are these "kids"? I've got a mental picture of some six year olds making fun of you for not watching where you're going. Just throw a booger curse on them and go on your way.

"Pick 'em out,
Roll 'em out,
Flick 'em at a friend.
7 seven years
Of bad luck for you
In the end!."

But certianly don't take another route t owork!

Tito_Villa
03-06-2012, 08:48 AM
I would say they are 14/15 as the secondary school isn't far from my house! I just don't understand the logic of these kids, (i wouldn't) but what if i was someone to just turn around and smack one in the head? I was never brought up to act like that!

srboone
03-06-2012, 09:17 AM
Well, Tom, seriously, yuou can't let them get to you. Just keep doing your own thing and ignore 'em. Maybe laugh at yourself along with them. That always worked for me. Eventually these hooligans will leave you alone.

Tito_Villa
03-06-2012, 09:33 AM
Yeah i guess you are right, I still might walk an alternate route for the next 2 days (i'm off on friday yay) to let things cool down because with my nerves i am apt to snap and do something i will regret.

On a happier not though i finished another story last week and got a good review from a friend last night :)

srboone
03-06-2012, 09:44 AM
Great! Keep on chugging! "I think I can, I think I can, I think I can..."

Dan Hocker
03-06-2012, 02:52 PM
Buy a taser and spark it at them next time. They'll go running off and probably need a change of underwear.

Grant Wootton
03-06-2012, 04:12 PM
Buy a taser and spark it at them next time. They'll go running off and probably need a change of underwear.

Assuming, of course, they're wearing any in the first place ... young people these days, honestly !!!! :p

Tasmaniac
03-06-2012, 11:15 PM
Well....happy birthday. Maybe Abe can get you in touch with one of these big spenders and they can get you something nice. me, I try to keep up on the forum birthdays for the thread. But you gotta put it on you profile.:o

Duly noted!

My brother told me he's just finished WAR & PEACE and said it was excellent! Maybe I should check it out - but maybe not stretching to that edition on Abe!

Tasmaniac
03-06-2012, 11:20 PM
Wow those are some prices!

God i struggled getting out of bed this morning, and it was sunny too. Didn't help that i got a hell of a lot of abuse from some school kids on my walk to work today, and just for reading a book! Now i'm 6'5" tall with a lot of hair and a bit of a beard, i thought i would look intimidating, but some kids just don't care. I stood up to them though, didn't want to take any shit from them ... might walk a different way tomorrow

Glad I left the UK. There are some real dicks out there and the thing is they know if you do retaliate, they can have you for assault. You probably confused them in the first place by reading a book, attacking what hurts their little heads!

Teriw
03-15-2012, 09:03 PM
<----ANGRY because even thought I work for a god damn security company you still can't trust people not to eat your lunch!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You do not understand how pissed I am, this is not the first time this has happened.

srboone
03-15-2012, 09:07 PM
So learn to eat what nobody else would eat, like.....peanut butter and dill pickle sandwiches! (they're actually pretty good!)

Teriw
03-15-2012, 09:13 PM
I usually have bagels...no one goes after them but yesterday i went to eat one and they were bad so i ordered a ponzo which i ordered knowing it would feed me for two days considering its the size of my keyboard. I come in today and half of that half a ponzo is gone. The end piece too...the good part. I am so pissed I just don't understand how people do shit like that. Its not a big office, theres literally like 12 of us so its not like they're stealing a lunch from someone they don't know either.

bookworm 1
03-15-2012, 09:47 PM
Try tofurky on rye with soy cheese.Yum Yum Yum.Noone takes my lunch anymore.Alot of people do think that they are owed everything.Look at the thread on this forum from ungrateful costomers.Also you never know maybe someone can not afford to pack a lunch and are to proud to ask for help.

Martin
03-15-2012, 09:47 PM
Ok, I have to ask. What is a Ponzo?

Teriw
03-15-2012, 09:54 PM
Another name for a pizza turnover

Hedda Gabler
03-16-2012, 12:46 AM
Do your own version of The Help chocolate pie.

Then, when it's gone, post a note telling them what they ate.:p

Teriw
03-16-2012, 01:15 AM
Sounds like a plan hedda. can't be chocolate pie though...People don't eat chocolate pie around here...I hadn't heard of it before I saw the help. lol. Chocolate something though...

Grant Wootton
03-16-2012, 07:51 AM
Could always leave 'em a Pollywaffle :p

5479

TerryE
03-16-2012, 01:28 PM
My brother used to have a problem with people getting into his lunch at school. He asked mom to make chocolate chip cookies with chocolate Ex-lax instead of the chips. She wouldn't do it, and he eventually got another locker with a working lock.

Teriw
03-16-2012, 06:21 PM
I have a locker with no lock but its not a place to store half a leftover pizza turnover. lol

bookworm 1
03-16-2012, 11:08 PM
Now that is a truly crappy idea.:o
Do your own version of The Help chocolate pie.

Then, when it's gone, post a note telling them what they ate.:p

Xiabei
03-18-2012, 04:06 PM
I love how a few years ago you could say "Maya" and people would be like, what? But now everyone's like, Yes, they had the secret! They know! Maybe they were working on more calendars but then they disappeared. What's up with that anyway? I think their world ended a long time ago. :-) Besides, it's not like they could add space to the rock and make a longer calendar.

Teriw
03-21-2012, 10:47 PM
NOW SOMEONE STOLE MY GOD DAMN BUTTER KNIFE! What is WRONG with these people? Sure you can borrow my knife, just give the damn thing back.

Teriw
03-22-2012, 07:53 PM
Anyone else having this beautiful of a day? It's 22 degrees here on the Island (For all you people still on imperial thats 71.6) We just broke our record for March 22. Old record was 17 Degrees in 1945. The average temperature here for March is -1(30.2)

srboone
03-22-2012, 07:56 PM
It's about 76 here in the Empire. Just got done with 3 days of rain. Clear right now, but it will rain again tonight. 80's for the weekend tho!

Teriw
03-22-2012, 08:00 PM
We haven't seen rain in a while that I can remember...keeps snowing but only small amounts lately. its 22 today and snow tomorrow. go figure. My car was like a sauna today coming to work. Definitely wish I was home.

Martin
03-22-2012, 08:05 PM
Two inches of snow in Southwest Washington this morning. Second year in a row we have had a spring snowfall.

Dan Hocker
03-22-2012, 08:07 PM
About 75 here today. I think it's supposed to hit 80 tomorrow, but be back down in the 60's next week. Gotta love the inconsistencies of spring right?

Teriw
03-22-2012, 08:13 PM
I'm always just happy in spring when its not raining. lol. It's too much of a pain dragging mud in the house, in the car, washing and rewashing the dog everytime he decides puddles are fun

srboone
03-22-2012, 09:22 PM
But you only ahve a jack Russel, Teri. I have two 75 lbs monsters that like to do that!

Teriw
03-22-2012, 09:33 PM
You'd be amazed at what a JRT can do. lol. He decided to take himself for a walk today. I had to go find him. He decided the sun meant he can stay outside all day and do what he wants.

Dan Hocker
03-24-2012, 06:23 PM
I've been playing EVE Online for year and later this year they're brining out a First Person Shooter that takes place in the same universe and both games will effect each other. They just realeased this ridiculous trailer. Probably one of the most spectacular video game trailers I've ever seen.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GI53ydJaus8

Teriw
03-24-2012, 07:12 PM
NOW SOMEONE STOLE MY GOD DAMN BUTTER KNIFE! What is WRONG with these people? Sure you can borrow my knife, just give the damn thing back.


UPDATE: My knife mysteriously reappeared in my locker today after I bitched to a few people that someone actually took my knife. lol

bookworm 1
03-24-2012, 08:00 PM
Was it there all along buried under other stuff.Or are you one of those neat freaks and you scared the rest of the people you work with.:rolleyes:

Teriw
03-24-2012, 08:12 PM
No theres literally nothing in my locker except a plastic cup, the butter knife and my ereader. I removed the ereader several times(TRYING to read The Talisman) and it was not underneath it. Today it was sitting neatly next to my ereader like it normally is.

Grant Wootton
03-25-2012, 01:12 AM
5771

I can see, after considerable web-based research, why the butter knife is so important to you Teri (keep it safe for future generations) :D

Teriw
03-25-2012, 01:31 AM
If only I did have that butterknife then people might stop using my damn ketchup. lol

srboone
03-25-2012, 02:04 AM
Damn! I must have missed that Butter Knife when playing Baldur's Gate. My Anti-paladin would have wanted that for sure!

Teriw
04-04-2012, 11:26 PM
Check your email boys. I'm about ready to say frig the damn house...Teri needs cheap books.

Grant Wootton
04-04-2012, 11:31 PM
:confused: Input, Stephanie :confused:

Teriw
04-04-2012, 11:32 PM
Check your email Grant

srboone
04-04-2012, 11:36 PM
Je suis confued. Qu'est-ce que c'est?

Teriw
04-04-2012, 11:39 PM
Why can't you people just check your email, it's very clear once you do.

Grant Wootton
04-04-2012, 11:40 PM
Check your email Grant

Nothing in there yet matey :eek:

Teriw
04-04-2012, 11:42 PM
Maybe I'm just special. It's an offer for people who ordered this year so I didnt want to post it right out in case the "others" shouldnt know. lol

srboone
04-04-2012, 11:57 PM
Got it now! Thanks for tippng me off, Teri! My email provider goes through ST. Charles, Missouri and it can give me stuff up to 4 hours time late.

Teriw
04-05-2012, 12:01 AM
I'm so tempted to spend $250 right now, you don't even understand how bad. My CC is two feet away and has more than enough on it but I just can't. I want to scream!

srboone
04-05-2012, 12:04 AM
I did just that and refused to think about it. Scream, Teri! Loud, shrill, and piercing! Unless you're at work; that might not be too cool...

Teriw
04-05-2012, 12:08 AM
I'm at work, was alone but now theres a security guard in the other room. It wouldn't look to good.

srboone
04-05-2012, 12:36 AM
I'm not going to look at my bank account--yet. But I do have my gift certificate in my inbox!

Joe315
04-05-2012, 12:44 AM
Its very tempting to go for the 500.

bookworm 1
04-05-2012, 08:26 PM
I am passing as I have 1 with $900 still on it plus my renewable saving cert. sooo I am set for awhile as long as I stay away from other web sites and order things just through here.;)

srboone
04-05-2012, 08:29 PM
I passed on the renewable one, so I took this one. Last time I had a gift cert it lasted 3 days...:(

But a gift cert that was 50% off plus a coupon makes for some pretty good savings!

bookworm 1
04-05-2012, 08:35 PM
That is what I did last year.Got the 500 plus they added 600.Well worth it till I started listening to you Squire and looking at other stuff.:o.March is over:pNah I know it is all my fault.;)

Teriw
04-05-2012, 10:02 PM
coupon?

srboone
04-05-2012, 10:08 PM
Sure, Teri. You buy a Gift Cert for 50% off. That means anything you buy with it is 1/2 price. That means a $100 book will cost you $50 if you use the GC. Then, you add a typical 10% discount coupon to the order and the $100 book becomes $40. Even better are the 50% discount sales that you purchase with a GC that was 50% off. Then a $100 book is yours for $25!

Teriw
04-05-2012, 10:25 PM
Are you saying that on top of the card itself being 50% off your also getting 50% off everything you buy? Or are you saying because you got the card so cheap that thats basically what it is?

srboone
04-05-2012, 10:34 PM
No, it depends on the coupon you are using. After the discount is taken off, I pay with my giftcard, which was 50% off. So if I bought a $50 book using my gift card, it will actually be costing me $25. (50/2=25.) If I used a $10 off coupon first, it would only be costing me $20 (50 - 10=40. 40/2 = 20.)

Teriw
04-05-2012, 10:39 PM
It says in the email you can't use other coupons with it didn't it? and thats where you confused me becuase I asked coupon? meaning what coupon? I have no coupons. I was wondering where you got yours, what for er what not

srboone
04-05-2012, 10:40 PM
I think it meant you can't use coupon to buy the card; but i've used coupons with a discounted coupon before.

Joe315
04-05-2012, 10:45 PM
I caved and went with the $250. I couldn't justify the $500. Actually I could have but I exercised some self control.

srboone
04-05-2012, 10:51 PM
$250 worth of book for for $125! Pretty good!

Teriw
04-12-2012, 11:49 PM
It gets really quiet around here at the same time every night.

srboone
04-13-2012, 12:11 AM
usuallty, I'm catnapping before work at this time, but it's my day off. My dogs are taking up my attention right now...

Teriw
04-13-2012, 12:55 AM
Everyone else gets quiet too. I tend to read as I'm at work alone after 9 but I still keep checking in. lol

Teriw
04-13-2012, 01:37 AM
Just found someone in Calgary selling a first edition - Full Moon, No stars on kijiji

Joe315
04-13-2012, 06:02 AM
Jkrjfljgfjhhhjjfyrrf!! Damn Blackhawks. Go Bulls!!

Randy D. Rubin
04-13-2012, 12:40 PM
I just finished another short story and I now feel like my brain is completely empty. I think I'll fill it with some gardening and get away from this machine for a day or two.

TerryE
04-13-2012, 01:29 PM
Way to go Randy. I've worked out an idea and hope to actually start getting it down this weekend.

Randy D. Rubin
04-13-2012, 07:38 PM
Good luck,Terry. I need to write something in a day or two or the world will go akimbo. (I love that word... not go... I mean Akimbo) AKIMBO, great warrior chief of the FukifIknow tribe. And just where did I come up with all that? FukifIknow!

Grant Wootton
04-13-2012, 11:37 PM
Yup Randy, you do indeed need to go play amongst the flowers, grass and bugs for a while ;)

Teriw
04-14-2012, 11:40 PM
Got my name in an sk book without even trying. haha

Merlin1958
04-15-2012, 05:00 AM
Here is a very interesting auction. For charity too boot!!!


http://www.thedarktower.org/palaver/showthread.php?14887-2012-Haven-Foundation-Auction-20-5-Original-Art-Pieces-Custom-Case

srboone
04-16-2012, 10:29 PM
Moved this from the F13 grab bag thread to here.

On Facebook, there's a sim game called Farmville. What if in this game, you could join a social network, then join a sim game; and in that game you could join a social network, then join a sim game; and in that game...on and on and on and on until we become so far removed from each other that we might as well sleep in pods and enjoy a simulation of reality, recieving nutrients thru and umbilical cord to power the Great Magnet....hmm, maybe The Matrix really isn't so far fetched after all....if nothing else intestate succession would be a nightmare--you could be the 6th generation removed from yourself (depending upon which sim game you died in!)

Grant Wootton
04-16-2012, 11:53 PM
Crap, I just drowned in the dark murky depth's of Squires musing :o

srboone
04-17-2012, 12:03 AM
Sorry about that, Mr. Woot. So who did you say was getting your book collection?;)

http://ts2.mm.bing.net/images/thumbnail.aspx?q=4542001468867305&id=d2e9a3e5985f87386fc73f5b5de14486

Grant Wootton
04-17-2012, 12:05 AM
No apology necessary Mr Boone, I meant "drowning" in a purely positive way (well, you know what I mean :confused:)

bookworm 1
04-17-2012, 02:10 AM
ME!!!!!!!:p

Grant Wootton
04-17-2012, 02:15 AM
Should have known you wouldh've been all over that like Flash Gordon BW ;)

Teriw
04-17-2012, 03:56 AM
so what i missed today was squire hates faceook and farmville and wans grants books. looks like im all caught up and have learned nohing new

Teriw
04-17-2012, 03:56 AM
stupid T

srboone
04-17-2012, 04:13 AM
I don't hate facebook. I have to use it first to see if I hate it or not. I'm LEARY (LEERY(?)) of it. I saw a guest a my hotel playing farmville--he loved it. Sometimes I have too much time on my hands and think too deeply about some subjects--as most people on this board can attest to. :o

Joe315
04-17-2012, 04:29 AM
I'm not a huge fan of Facebook. I have an account but only go on if I get an email that requires my attention. I don't think I've actually updated anything on there in a couple of years.

Teriw
04-17-2012, 04:17 PM
Oh my god guys I am so excited. My picture made the back of the UK wind through the keyhole. Oh my fucking Jesus. Sorry I am just so excited. Just asked my boyfriend to borrow money to get it.

Teriw
04-17-2012, 04:36 PM
Never mind, Not I just think its stupid. The original contest didn't say the photos would be WELL hidden in the pixels. Whats the point of that?

frik51
04-17-2012, 04:59 PM
Oh my god guys I am so excited. My picture made the back of the UK wind through the keyhole.

Congratulations, Teri!! Awesome!!!!

sk

Teriw
04-17-2012, 05:01 PM
Too bad no one will ever see it. lol. You guys can though.

http://www.stephenkingfaces.com/

Type in teri_weatherbee@hotmail.com

As you zoom as you can see where its at but not the picture of course. I used a photo where I wasn't smiling because I thought they wouldn't want a bunch of happy looking people. lol. Clearly they didnt care because you can see them.

Grant Wootton
04-17-2012, 06:08 PM
Awesome Teri - you're now part of literary history. Seriously though, how many of us here can say we've been on the cover of an SK book - SWEET !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :cool:

Teriw
04-17-2012, 06:46 PM
Did anyone else here enter?or check if you got in it?

srboone
04-17-2012, 07:26 PM
Wow! Congratualations, Teri! Siep with his name in the LOTR credits and now you with you picture on the TWTTK cover (along with all the authors on the sane side)! Pretty distinguished inmates..members of the forum, here!

Teriw
04-17-2012, 07:31 PM
Auhors?

srboone
04-17-2012, 07:34 PM
The ones that legitmize our presence by hanging out over in the Writer's Corner. CWLasart, Craig Wallwork, Randy D. Rubin, et al.! And let's not forget the ones who regulary post here and have thier own sections!

peteOcha
04-17-2012, 09:35 PM
Very nice Teri! Congratulations!

Martin
04-18-2012, 03:55 AM
Impressive Teri, I did not enter.

Teriw
04-18-2012, 04:01 AM
Anyone know a good site to buy vinyl at decent prices. Masons been looking on eBay and everyone know eBay cost a fortune in the long run.looking for someone that specializes in vinyl with all different genres an charges what its actually worth and you always get what you ordered.

Tasmaniac
04-18-2012, 04:23 AM
Too bad no one will ever see it. lol. You guys can though.

http://www.stephenkingfaces.com/

Type in teri_weatherbee@hotmail.com

As you zoom as you can see where its at but not the picture of course. I used a photo where I wasn't smiling because I thought they wouldn't want a bunch of happy looking people. lol. Clearly they didnt care because you can see them.

That's pretty cool, Teri! Congratulations!

Teriw
04-18-2012, 04:25 AM
Thanks taz.

Grant Wootton
04-18-2012, 06:04 AM
Anyone know a good site to buy vinyl at decent prices. Masons been looking on eBay and everyone know eBay cost a fortune in the long run.looking for someone that specializes in vinyl with all different genres an charges what its actually worth and you always get what you ordered.

Pleez, pleez, pleez Teri, tell me that you are talking about RECORDS ..... otherwise, I'll be traumatized (more than I already have been by Mr Boone) and will need you (and Mason, apparently) to contribute towards therapy :p

srboone
04-18-2012, 06:08 AM
So this isn't what you're looking for?
<sigh> all that time wasted searching...

http://ts4.mm.bing.net/images/thumbnail.aspx?q=4907047893205171&id=66e8d17013c10963c6e4536ca6ba5539&url=http%3a%2f%2fwww.masksz.com%2fimages%2fgimp-mask%2fgimp-mask.jpg

Grant Wootton
04-18-2012, 06:23 AM
7065 ((unfortunately, this is exactly the mental picture I had - well, minus the padlock (which, personally, I think is a great idea) when I responded to Teri)) 7065

Joe315
04-18-2012, 06:42 AM
That's not the first thing that jumped into my head. I was thinking records but I assume she is talking about vinyl fabric for making...something.

Teriw
04-18-2012, 07:05 AM
Lmao. Yes grant, vinyl records.

Grant Wootton
04-18-2012, 07:23 AM
Thank you, thank you, thank you Teri - I now only need a little mild sedation :o

peteOcha
04-18-2012, 07:41 AM
Haha:)

Is that from your own collection Squire?:)

srboone
04-18-2012, 08:00 AM
uh......the special edition of Pulp Fiction came with a gimp mask?:rolleyes:

srboone
04-18-2012, 08:01 AM
Oooh! Look! A dancing bear!

http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_l8j3g2ja821qat50eo1_400.gif

peteOcha
04-18-2012, 08:23 AM
Seriously lol'ed at that! :D

TerryE
04-18-2012, 03:18 PM
Awesome Teri - you're now part of literary history. Seriously though, how many of us here can say we've been on the cover of an SK book - SWEET !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :cool:

This is going on my collection thread in a little while. Not the cover, but I got my name in the special edition of "Stephen King Goes to the Movies". I'm the 6th extra in Salem's Lot.

7070

And there's our friend Nik Houser on the bottom left.

Tito_Villa
04-18-2012, 03:25 PM
Hoping to book a holiday to Croatia soon, more precisely the islands of Dubrovnik. Anyone else been to the area?

TerryE
04-18-2012, 03:39 PM
My niece stopped in Dubrovnik on a Mediterranean cruise on her honeymoon 6 or 7 years ago. She said it was beautiful. Liked it a lot more than Athens, for whatever that's worth.

Grant Wootton
04-18-2012, 05:58 PM
That is seriously, seriously cool Terry !!! :cool:


This is going on my collection thread in a little while. Not the cover, but I got my name in the special edition of "Stephen King Goes to the Movies". I'm the 6th extra in Salem's Lot.

7070

And there's our friend Nik Houser on the bottom left.

srboone
04-18-2012, 06:37 PM
First Siep, then Teri, now Terry and Nik! Quite the collection we got here! Just awesome, Terry. Which version of SL was that?

TerryE
04-18-2012, 06:59 PM
When Subterranean was doing the limited edition hardback of "Stephen King Goes to the Movies", they had a deal where those who ordered early could be listed in the back as an extra. You just had to supply your name and the Stephen King story that you wanted to be an "extra" in. I chose Salem's Lot since that was my introduction to Steve. Nik's the only other forum member that I noticed, but we all know some other names in there. Stephen King, Rocky Wood, William Shaeffer, Hans-Ake Lilja... I didn't count but it's somewhere around 200 names. I'll post pics in my collection thread later today or tomorrow.

peteOcha
04-19-2012, 12:00 PM
Hoping to book a holiday to Croatia soon, more precisely the islands of Dubrovnik. Anyone else been to the area?

YES!! My brother in law goes there every year! Just packs the car and drives. Great place to visit!

Tito_Villa
04-19-2012, 01:32 PM
YES!! My brother in law goes there every year! Just packs the car and drives. Great place to visit!

Cool, any tips of where to visit? Or places we must see? Though i am hoping for a mainly relaxing holiday after the stress at work the lat few months :/

peteOcha
04-19-2012, 01:43 PM
Hmm, he doesn't really go site seeing so I can't recommend anything. Just relaxing on different beaches, eating fresh fish, swimming and things like that.

Tito_Villa
04-19-2012, 01:52 PM
Sounds good to me!

peteOcha
04-19-2012, 02:31 PM
He doesn't even book anything there. Just drives down and you can find really cheap places to stay right when you get there. We're going to take the little guy there, maybe this year, if not, then next year.

Tito_Villa
04-19-2012, 02:43 PM
I'm hoping to book to stay here ... LINK (http://www.kolocep.com/default.aspx) I should be getting some redundency money to pay for it :)

Teriw
04-19-2012, 04:58 PM
Anyone know a good site to buy vinyl at decent prices. Masons been looking on eBay and everyone know eBay cost a fortune in the long run.looking for someone that specializes in vinyl with all different genres an charges what its actually worth and you always get what you ordered.

So considering I meant records does anyone have any suggestions rather than vinyl jokes? Lol.

Hedda Gabler
04-20-2012, 02:54 AM
My random thought today:

I want Cemetery Dance to rename themselves, Dance Dance Hedda Gabler. I have spent soooo much money since I joined this site, I think I'm personally keeping the lights on in the warehouse.

:p

Tito_Villa
04-20-2012, 10:18 AM
Hotel and flights booked!

peteOcha
04-20-2012, 10:29 AM
Nice! Have a good time Tom! Are you planning to visit any other places or just hang there for the duration of your vacation?

Tito_Villa
04-20-2012, 10:33 AM
Well we are there for 9 nights and i am hoping to explore Dubrovnik, but how much exploring we do depends on how much sea travel Nicola thinks she can cope with lol she's isn't a great traveller, hates flying and hates boats even more and with the hotel being on an island the only way to get on and off is by boat!

peteOcha
04-20-2012, 11:52 AM
Well, maybe she'll finally get to like boats if she's forced to use one on a daily basis.

srboone
04-20-2012, 12:01 PM
Then there's always Dramamine.....

Tito_Villa
04-20-2012, 12:13 PM
I had to google that! And the stupid thing is she says those sort of tablets make her feel sick lol

srboone
04-20-2012, 12:17 PM
I'm sure there are other such medicines in gelcap or liquid form as well. If you use it, start taking it 24 hours before (at the reccommended dosage) so that you end up taking one jsut before you get on board. Another trick that works is to eat a lot of bread just before you go on and at least once a day underway. It will help soak up the excess liquid that will build up in your stomach. Things we did in the navy to cut down on motion sickness..

Tito_Villa
04-20-2012, 12:45 PM
The thing is, i think that the problem is mental. She makes herself ill with worry about going on the plane and boats. I can gurantee she won't have anything to eat the day we fly, just because she says it will make her feel ill!

peteOcha
04-20-2012, 12:58 PM
Just give her a shot of whatever Dexter uses on his victims. She'll wake up a few hours later and you'll already be at your hotel.:)

Tito_Villa
04-20-2012, 01:01 PM
Don't give me ideas!

srboone
04-20-2012, 01:06 PM
I wasn't going to suggest that, but I was going to look into my crystal ball and fortell much suffering in the poor things's future....:(

TerryE
04-20-2012, 01:19 PM
Is it possible that she could get a mild sedative from her doctor?

Tito_Villa
04-20-2012, 01:24 PM
Is it possible that she could get a mild sedative from her doctor?

Possibly, i will talk to her and see what options she can take :)

MrRoland
04-20-2012, 01:32 PM
So considering I meant records does anyone have any suggestions rather than vinyl jokes? Lol.

The vinyl I buy online is directly from the artists site or from Amazon. I'm lucky enough to have a couple of good used vinyl stores(yes, actual physical record stores still exist) in my area. I'll ask my other friends who are vinyl junkies and see if they have any online recommendations.

Teriw
04-20-2012, 11:52 PM
The vinyl I buy online is directly from the artists site or from Amazon. I'm lucky enough to have a couple of good used vinyl stores(yes, actual physical record stores still exist) in my area. I'll ask my other friends who are vinyl junkies and see if they have any online recommendations.

Finally an answer. lol. Amazon sucks for Vinyl and you can only get new stuff...except for the stuff sold by users but theres not alot of that on amazon. Artists sites are ok for new stuff but he is looking for old stuff too, those are the ones hard to find. Artist who are long retired or dead.

Teriw
04-20-2012, 11:58 PM
just give her a shot of whatever dexter uses on his victims. She'll wake up a few hours later and you'll already be at your hotel.:)

m99

bookworm 1
04-21-2012, 01:04 AM
Gee your lucky.I only supplied the heat for the next 10 winters.:o
My random thought today:

I want Cemetery Dance to rename themselves, Dance Dance Hedda Gabler. I have spent soooo much money since I joined this site, I think I'm personally keeping the lights on in the warehouse.

:p

Teriw
04-21-2012, 01:08 AM
Teri is upset something (presumably work related) is eating up my bandwidth So I can't watch Ellen

Joe315
04-21-2012, 04:20 AM
I've noticed from about 7 to 930-10 Arizona time (which is the same as Pacific Time this time of year) there is almost no activity on the forum.

srboone
04-21-2012, 04:34 AM
I'm getting ready to go to and getting settled in at work then. I may post soemthing then, but like you, I find that there's not much traffic.

Grant Wootton
04-21-2012, 09:22 AM
7240

peteOcha
04-21-2012, 12:18 PM
Yup, that pretty much sums it up. Although I'm on here pretty much all the time this week. But back to work on Monday dammit!:(

frik51
04-21-2012, 02:24 PM
Monday's my day off....:p

sk

Randy D. Rubin
04-21-2012, 03:42 PM
I wish I had the funds to buy all the wonderful books out there that Cemetery Dance and Dark Moon books and several other presses are offering. Things are just too tight right now. The four that I'd really like to have are C.W. Lasart's Ad nauseum, King's WInd thru the Key hole, The Woman by Ketchum and The Century's Best Horror by Everyone One Else, just to name a few.

peteOcha
04-21-2012, 07:14 PM
Good choices there Randy. Read The Woman not too long ago. A good read and the bonus novella was good as well.

bookworm 1
04-21-2012, 07:24 PM
Yea I go to work around 10:15 pm.Some evenings I am busy with scouts or meetings or just enjoying the nice weather.I get home sleep and some times check things out when I get up.But I do post more when I am off except now spring is here and we get busy with out door stuff.Plus community service projects.

Teriw
04-21-2012, 07:26 PM
I've noticed from about 7 to 930-10 Arizona time (which is the same as Pacific Time this time of year) there is almost no activity on the forum.

Iunno if its at the same time given the diferrence but here its dead from 830-10Ish.close to shift change I get. I know I start reading before I go home and squire gets ready for work. Grant never seems to be around...not sure what time it is down under. Gets pretty dead.

My random thought for today? Ouwwwwwwwwwwch I pulled a muscle in my back. For real per some er doctor who says muscles can "crunch"

Joe315
04-21-2012, 08:39 PM
Iunno if its at the same time given the diferrence but here its dead from 830-10Ish.close to shift change I get. I know I start reading before I go home and squire gets ready for work. Grant never seems to be around...not sure what time it is down under. Gets pretty dead.

That's probably around 4-630 here with the current time difference between Phoenix and Sydney.

Grant Wootton
04-21-2012, 11:02 PM
Not to mention Sydney and Sydney, aye Teri :)

Joe315
04-22-2012, 01:03 AM
I thought this was kind of interesting. Both of these books came out in September 2010 in the US. Both are about zombies, although one is directed at young adults and the other at adults. And both use the same image as the basis for the cover, although they are mirrored.

Any else ever notice something like this?

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Teriw
04-22-2012, 01:18 AM
Same guy maybe. Using a fake name. Never know, john and Johnathan. Did you read the books?

srboone
04-22-2012, 01:41 AM
Is the publishing house the same?

srboone
04-22-2012, 02:18 AM
They are not. Rot & Ruin is a Simon & Schuster (for Young Readers) title and Handling the Dead is a Thomas Dunne (St. Martin's Press imprint) title; S&S and SMP are two of the big 6 publishing houses...the covers in question both came out in September of 2010 with R&R coming out first by 2 weeks. Interesting, Joe. Good catch!

Joe315
04-22-2012, 02:34 AM
Lindqvist is from Sweden and Maberry I'm pretty sure is an American. Lindqvist has been pretty popular in recent years with Let the Right One In (Let Me In in the US) and the 2010 movie adaptation. I would think because of his popularity that Simon & Schuster would be aware of the book coming out and change the cover but given the different target audiences maybe they thought it wouldn't matter.

And no I didn't read them but Lindqvist's books have been on my to buy list for a while but I have to many on that list as well as my TBR pile at the moment.

jester05jk
04-22-2012, 02:44 AM
For the first time in about 2 months, I'M CAUGHT UP ON THIS FORUM YOU OVER-POSTING BASTERDS!!!! That'll probably change by the time I'm finished typing tho.

srboone
04-22-2012, 02:54 AM
Congratz, Jester! We'll have plenty more for you next week!:)

Grant Wootton
04-22-2012, 03:24 AM
Count on it Jester, count on it 7266

Joe315
04-22-2012, 03:46 AM
Anyone here have experience in law enforcement or dealing with gangs in some way? It would best if the experience was in the US but anywhere would work. I'm working on a paper and could use some assistance with it. PM me if you'd prefer to answer that way. Thanks

Teriw
04-22-2012, 05:14 AM
Sorry jester. From what I hear a lot of the activity recently is my fault. I'm the overposting bastard. Lol.

Joe315
04-22-2012, 07:31 AM
Here are three more books with the same cover. I think all of these were done by small publishers so the use of the same image is more excusable then the other example.

http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p505/rodman109110/19ece555.jpghttp://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p505/rodman109110/ff2d59d2.jpghttp://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p505/rodman109110/f8b7fa23.jpg

Hedda Gabler
04-22-2012, 07:41 AM
This just doesn't seem... ethical to me. Every single book should have its own cover. Not some random file picture with minor changes. This ain't right, man.

peteOcha
04-22-2012, 12:41 PM
For the first time in about 2 months, I'M CAUGHT UP ON THIS FORUM YOU OVER-POSTING BASTERDS!!!! That'll probably change by the time I'm finished typing tho.

Congratulations!:)

peteOcha
04-22-2012, 12:42 PM
Anyone here have experience in law enforcement or dealing with gangs in some way? It would best if the experience was in the US but anywhere would work. I'm working on a paper and could use some assistance with it. PM me if you'd prefer to answer that way. Thanks

Well, I wrote my masters thesis on The Mafia. Don't know what you need, but maybe I can be of assistance.

C.W. LaSart
04-22-2012, 03:30 PM
The question of the multiple books with the same cover is a troubling one. I know, as an author, I would be upset if I saw my cover art on another book. Not sure what happened with the first set of pictures, as those are big enough names that you would think the publisher would buy the art outright, but the second case is small press and some are guilty of buying stock photos from artists that are used elsewhere. Still disappointing for the author, though. I know that Dark Moon Books was lucky enough to find some very talented artists early in their careers and put them on staff.

bookworm 1
04-22-2012, 05:43 PM
What you talkin to us.:p
For the first time in about 2 months, I'M CAUGHT UP ON THIS FORUM YOU OVER-POSTING BASTERDS!!!! That'll probably change by the time I'm finished typing tho.