> “Although contemporary man believes that he can change himself without limit, or be changed through external influences, the astounding, or rather the terrifying, fact remains that despite civilization and Christian education, he is still, morally, as much in bondage to his instincts as an animal, and can therefore fall victim at any moment to the beast within.” - p. xviii
Do you agree with this statement? If Jung saw the technological innovations occurring today would he change this mind?
Before starting any collection/anthology/novel, I generally love to read the forewords written by other authors in praise of the author/work I am about to read! Especially if the foreword-writing author is someone well-known. I like how they present a slice-of-life or their experiences with the author. Does anyone here love the forewords too?
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What a powerful intro. I have only picked up the books last year and had no idea who Robert Jordan even was, but he's deep in my soul now. Props to Brandon Sanderson for dedicating himself to the world of WoT so selflessly.
P.S. Please don't spoil the last 3 books as I haven't read them yet. I dread finishing them and missing the characters so much.
When reading books with a foreword written by someone else than the author, I'm often conflicted about reading it before the actual book.
On one hand, it might be a great foreword giving some nice context that enhances the experience of reading the book. On the other, I often find myself wanting to just get into the book without any biases or presumptions.
What do you guys think?
The Foreword to Srila Prabhupada's Srimad Bhagavatam.
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Have you heard the story of flaming beards, rock-hard muscles, freezing breath, or tender ocean blue eyes of wisdom? No? Well. Too bad. I'm not talking about that part of my life now. Throughout my years of exploration, I was longing for some standard adventuring. The dangerous kind. With fast rogues, wise children of the wild, and barbarians who weren't the sharpest tool in anybody's shed. After my first book, Dwarves and Me, I enjoyed my well-deserved break from the world's flaming hot volcanos and frozen solid glaciers. At that time, I imagined a hero's life in front of me, but something happened. Something terrifying. Something interesting. Something HEROIC. Let me tell you about THAT.
I'm trying to quit smoking so I'm trying to learn about vaping as much as I can. I'm leaning more towards pods since they're easier to use and feels more cigarette-like.
Has anyone here tried or uses disposable PUFF BARS? All I know is that they come with non-refillable cartridges. But can they be recharged or are puff bars supposed to be just used up and disposed without refilling or recharging?
I'd appreciate being educated more about these disposable pods.
INSAG-1 is the 1986 report written under the auspices of the International Atomic Energy Agency. It likely served as the first broadly accepted authoritative account of the Chernobyl incident, its causes and consequences. As stated on page 2 the information submitted by Soviet experts for the international review meeting was foundational. However, the report is not a mere restatement of the documents prepared by Soviet experts:
>This INSAG report, while not a substitute for the Working Documents prepared by the Soviet experts, synthesizes and integrates the written and oral presentations of the Soviet experts and the discussions among the participants so that the accident and its consequences can be understood by the technical community and by non-technical decision makers. Thus, the report can serve as an important frame of reference for further consideration of the significance of the Chernobyl accident.
That last sentence is far more meaningful than its authors realized.
>The INSAG report contains the summarized results of many helpful discussions in the Working Group sessions between the Soviet experts and invited experts, the IAEA-nominated experts, IAEA staff members, and finally the INSAG members themselves. A clearer understanding has emerged from the process, although some of the reported information is preliminary owing to uncertainties about details which remain at this early date.
>The frank and open presentation by the Soviet experts was well received by participants. The feeling was general that the results of the Meeting exceeded expectations. Many questions were presented in written form after the Soviet presentations, reflecting the desire to elaborate further details that would be needed to make use of the information.
The "frank and open" efforts by Soviet experts evidently left room for discussion and questions that left a distinctive mark on INSAG-1 versus the submitted Soviet materials. How so, dipshit, one may find oneself asking. For all the ink spilled on Chernobyl Soviet experts quite clearly laid out their case for what happened in a two-page section under the heading CAUSES OF THE ACCIDENT found on pages 22-23 in their submission to the IAEA.
>In... keep reading on reddit ➡
I almost overlooked this. It's the foreword Carlos Trillo wrote for the 2009 Italian reprints published by Coniglio Editore in the first volume. I thought there were some interesting things brought up and I wanted to share them since I don't really have anywhere else to post this.
Do Cybernetic Creatures Dream of Prince Charming?
Neither Carlos Meglia nor I had ever done a series that was so strenuous to produce. He was well acquainted with the rules and tight deadlines of cartoon films and the under the gun deliveries of illustrations for the weeklies. I had a couple of daily strips (in the end, with three or four a day, you don’t get more than a hundred cartoons per month) and several series for monthly and weekly comics in Argentina, Spain and Italy.
The Roman publisher Eura was the first to submit a request for one of their weeklies: they needed a series with 12-page self-contained episode every seven days. It didn’t seem excessive: Meglia would only draw this series, and I had time to do other things I was already working on. It was a matter of writing something open, with compelling characters and believable adventures, and drawing following a very important rule of animation: creating great backgrounds that could be reused several times, where the characters can jump, fly, laugh, dance or cry in a corner.
Like so many other times, I found inspiration from a news article in the newspapers: a Chilean couple had gone to Australia to deposit the husband’s sperm and his wife’s eggs in a specialized laboratory, who would then try to fertilize the sample to create a hypothetically injectable embryo in the lady’s vagina to produce a baby.
Of course, the Chilean couple left everything in the laboratory, but on their return from Australia a plane crash took their lives. And since they were very rich, the closest relatives asked for the embryo to be eliminated, because they didn't want some child of the deceased to show up in the future to ask for his share of the inheritance.
The Australian justice then issued a curious ruling: the law of that country considered the embryo a principle of life and it was not possible to eliminate it, because it would have been a murder.
Embryos, laboratory experiments, creatures born outside the womb. All this, together with the Nazi experiments in the Brazilian forest, which inspired the film The Boys from Brazil, the mad and omnipotent scientists who believed themselves to be God, the cowards and heroes, allowed... keep reading on reddit ➡
Edit: toilet paper includes toilets and the stuff that goes with it.
Two years ago, we endured the most disappointing final season to the greatest show that was ever put on the silver screen.
One year ago, on the anniversary of its tragic death, at the start of the pandemic, I’ve taken it upon my folly to restore some sort of justice to it all.I have decided to undertake the overwhelming and completely gratuitous project of rewriting the entire last two seasons and a half of Game of Thrones.
Yes, I am rewriting all of season 8, season 7 and parts of season 6 (mainly Daenerys and Tyrion’s storylines in Season 6. Season 7 and 8 are full rewrites).Furthermore, I am writing it in prose format, as POV chapters, in the style of the books.(yes, I know, if I ever get arrested, i’ll plead insanity.)
DISCLAIMER: This is not a rewrite of any of the book’s storylines (I would never dare). This is purely based on the events the show has given us.
Master George R.R. Martin has given us a world and story I will never be grateful enough for. And even though he will most likely never read this, this is a small way of saying thank you.I’ve also written it in such a way that it doesn’t matter if you’ve forgotten what happened or even if you’ve never seen the show.This new storyline is for everyone and hopefully, it can bring closure to those that felt betrayed.For the hardcore fans, you’ll know exactly where I’m picking up the pieces.
Chapters will be coming out weekly or monthly or bi-monthly, depending on how fast I write and how long they end up being.This will be a long journey, albeit an exciting one, that I hope you will enjoy reading as much as I enjoy writing it.
ALSO: In season 6, every chapter that you see written is what I am changing from the show. Everything that is not written is exactly the same as in the show.Example: If Jon Snow is King in the North in the show and I want the same in my storyline then I will not write that in. I only write the changes. I hope that makes sense.
KEYNOTES TO KEEP IN MIND:- The Hound has met his fate by Brienne under that rock and will not be returning in this storyline.- Rickon has not been kidnapped by the Umbers and delivered to Ramsay, henceforth he has not met his fate at the Battle of the Bastards. He is presumed still alive at an unknown location.
Now without further ado...
The two dragons in the crypts of Meereen had been unchained for quite some time. Tyrion had been afraid at first, trembling where he stood, his torch raised... keep reading on reddit ➡
The Foreword to Srila Prabhupada's Srimad Bhagavatam.
Thank you for watching.