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Author Topic: You should read Ready Player One.  (Read 6205 times)

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Re: You should read Ready Player One.
« Reply #80 on: March 31, 2017, 01:00:07 pm »
It's a fun book, yes, but not great.
Like movies, people put too much emphasis on everything has to be criterion quality, epic masterpieces. Just take it for what it is, entertaining.

Last year I read through a whole gamut of classic sci-fi, from Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? to Fahrenheit 451 to the Foundation series. All great reads, classics, incredible writing and creativity for their time. Heck, some ideas are in standard sci-fi today!
This year I've been continuing through the Ender series and Star Wars novels. Not the the best writing for sure, but definitely entertaining. Actually for the Ender series I'm more addicted than anything.

My point is, RPO has a lot of fun points that make it a guilty pleasure. I recommend it to people who would get the references, but are also interested in sci-fi stories as it harkens back to the classic virtual world voyerism ideas that were set forth by classic novels like Neuromancer and the like.

And with VR being the trend now, it's makes sense that Hollywood is jumping on anything related to cash in on.
Oh, I totally agree it's supposed to be fun. And it is. But when you have ---meecrobs--- like Kaneda saying it's an awesome book that changed his life (look it uo), well...
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Re: You should read Ready Player One.
« Reply #81 on: March 31, 2017, 01:05:02 pm »
The author also likes Rush way too much.  Having any positive  opinion about Rush besides indifference is thinking too much about Rush.

Yeah way, may too much Rush and this is coming from a fan.  He acted like the album 2112 changed his life--I've never made it though a complete listening of it.

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Re: You should read Ready Player One.
« Reply #82 on: March 31, 2017, 02:27:10 pm »
Oh, I totally agree it's supposed to be fun. And it is. But when you have ---meecrobs--- like Kaneda saying it's an awesome book that changed his life (look it uo), well...
Well he is a grown-ass man with TMNT bedding.

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Re: You should read Ready Player One.
« Reply #83 on: April 01, 2017, 01:04:51 am »
You guys need to let it go.


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Re: You should read Ready Player One.
« Reply #84 on: May 17, 2017, 06:13:57 pm »
So I leave for a few years and come back and one of my threads is still kicking. Thats awesome!  :applaud:
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Re: You should read Ready Player One.
« Reply #85 on: May 17, 2017, 06:16:34 pm »
So I leave for a few years and come back and one of my threads is still kicking. Thats awesome!  :applaud:

How's the girlfriend?  And your mattress?


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Re: You should read Ready Player One.
« Reply #86 on: May 17, 2017, 06:30:59 pm »
So I leave for a few years and come back and one of my threads is still kicking. Thats awesome!  :applaud:

How's the girlfriend?  And your mattress?
Well Ill be damned! PBJ! And you remembered!  :laugh: Broke with the GF a long time ago, and I just replaced the mattress 3 days ago! How the hell you doing man? What have I missed?
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Re: You should read Ready Player One.
« Reply #87 on: May 17, 2017, 07:50:54 pm »
So I leave for a few years and come back and one of my threads is still kicking. Thats awesome!  :applaud:

How's the girlfriend?  And your mattress?
Well Ill be damned! PBJ! And you remembered!  [emoji23] Broke with the GF a long time ago, and I just replaced the mattress 3 days ago! How the hell you doing man? What have I missed?
Bro!!!!
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Re: You should read Ready Player One.
« Reply #88 on: May 17, 2017, 08:39:32 pm »
Well Ill be damned! PBJ! And you remembered!  :laugh: Broke with the GF a long time ago, and I just replaced the mattress 3 days ago! How the hell you doing man? What have I missed?

Did a hitch for money laundering, moved to Houston for a fresh start.  Same ol.




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Re: You should read Ready Player One.
« Reply #89 on: May 18, 2017, 05:54:26 am »
The movie is coming out next year, with Speilberg associate producing.  The suck factor is about 45% and it should go direct to DVD.
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Re: You should read Ready Player One.
« Reply #90 on: May 18, 2017, 10:07:01 am »
Well Ill be damned! PBJ! And you remembered!  :laugh: Broke with the GF a long time ago, and I just replaced the mattress 3 days ago! How the hell you doing man? What have I missed?

Did a hitch for money laundering, moved to Houston for a fresh start.  Same ol.

The narrative in my head is that you were that guy in the news for outsourcing his own job to China so he could screw around on the internet all day.

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Re: You should read Ready Player One.
« Reply #91 on: May 18, 2017, 12:48:56 pm »
So I leave for a few years and come back and one of my threads is still kicking. Thats awesome!  :applaud:

How's the girlfriend?  And your mattress?
Well Ill be damned! PBJ! And you remembered!  [emoji23] Broke with the GF a long time ago, and I just replaced the mattress 3 days ago! How the hell you doing man? What have I missed?
Bro!!!!
Yotsuya!!! Damn good to see there are a few familiar faces still around.  :cheers:
Pictures are overrated anyway.

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Re: You should read Ready Player One.
« Reply #92 on: May 18, 2017, 12:53:25 pm »
Well Ill be damned! PBJ! And you remembered!  :laugh: Broke with the GF a long time ago, and I just replaced the mattress 3 days ago! How the hell you doing man? What have I missed?

Did a hitch for money laundering, moved to Houston for a fresh start.  Same ol.
The sad thing is, I cant tell if youre being serious or not.  :laugh2:
Pictures are overrated anyway.

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Re: You should read Ready Player One.
« Reply #93 on: May 18, 2017, 04:14:59 pm »
Well Ill be damned! PBJ! And you remembered!  :laugh: Broke with the GF a long time ago, and I just replaced the mattress 3 days ago! How the hell you doing man? What have I missed?

Did a hitch for money laundering, moved to Houston for a fresh start.  Same ol.
The sad thing is, I cant tell if youre being serious or not.  :laugh2:
Well he did disappear for a while...
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