Just finished The Martian by Andy Weir

I absolutely adored this book. I am a huge fan of Michael Crichton, and this gave me very similar vibes. The attention to scientific detail and humor is everything. I loved how much detail was provided when Mark Watney solved problems, and how he used a realistic tone to explain how he was feeling. The movie adaptation was entertaining, but I felt like Matt Damon was an odd pick for Watney. My only real criticism of the book as well as the movie, is that the end seems rushed. In both cases, a few more pages/running time would wrap things up nicely. Overall, I have to thank this sub for this recommendation, and I’m going to read Artemis next.

Edit: Wow, lots of love for this book! I appreciate all the feedback, especially the lively debate around Artemis. I’m not sure who I would pick to replace Matt Damon, but I’d say someone like Domhnall Gleeson. I loved his performance in Ex Machina. Also, I don’t really do audiobooks, but I appreciate the recommendations, and I’m sure others appreciate them as well.

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[Art] SCP-3008. Day 6 of painting an SCP a day. Almost lost my mind. I have a weir idea for tomorrow, I hope it turns out as I espect
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Just noticed Weir keeps the urn where she kept the ash of timetravelling herself on her table. reddit.com/gallery/l1of0r
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Weir Everywhere!!!
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[SETLIST THREAD] Bob Weir and the Wolf Brothers - 12/31/20

2020 : Almost Over

Weather : Here Comes Sunshine

Darkness : Got to Give

Billy's Hat : Shit Wrong Band

Bobby's Hat : Cowboy

SET 1 [10:01 - 11:18]

Father New Year Speech 1 @

New Speedway Boogie

Jack Straw

When I Paint My Masterpiece

Loser

Big River

Row Jimmy

Music Never Stopped >

Easy Answers >

Music Never Stopped

SET 2 [11:21 - 11:57]

Friend of the Devil

Blue Yodel #8 *

Eternity >

The Other One >

Eternity

SET 3 [11:57 - 12:35] (with The Wolf Pack)

Father New Year Speech 2 @

Dark Star >

Cassidy

Days Between >

Sugar Magnolia

ENCORE [12:36 - 12:49]

Ripple

Touch of Grey

Father New Year Speech 3 @

@ with Bill Walton

* with Ramblin' Jack Elliot

Link to Show (Currently $24.99)

please do me a favor, save us both some trouble, and do not ask for miracles in the thread. But if you need one, just poke around

If you're enjoying tonight's show, go check out /r/WolfBros !

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A weir dam at sunset after the rain v.redd.it/l383zlbt2td61
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This city and everyone in it would have been wiped out because of your recklessness. There's no need for the Trust to blow it up when Dr. Weir's at the helm. reddit.com/gallery/laruso
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Emma Thompson to Play Trunchbull in Matilda Musical Film, Newcomer Aleisha Weir Cast as Matilda! broadwayworld.com
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[Spoilerless] I'm practicing the perspectives so... I think it's a little weir... (@a.k.a._rex)
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Hail Mary - Andy Weir - No Spoilers

Finally got around to reading the advanced copy I won off a Goodreads giveaway (Side note; did not realize anyone actually won those, just figured it was a way to gauge interest and harvest data) and holy shit but that was truly a good read.

It had a lot of the same charms as The Martian but in a much larger scale. The science was all there (presumably bent in a few places for plot purposes. Definitely lots of "science-ing the shit out of it" moments. And enough action to keep me glued to it for two evenings straight. 10 years ago I would have called out of work this morning and just spent all night finishing it in one go, unfortunately I'm a real adult now.

Either way, if this one isn't on your radar it should be.

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Just Announced! Weir & Wolf Bros Chinese New Year Live Stream on 2/12/21
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Bob Weir's Guitars
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Something happened at the Salmon Weir Bridge?

Just went to cross the Salmon Weir coming from the hospital towards courthouse, there were a few Garda cars, fire response, ambulances, and what looked like no traffic crossing. Looked big, possibly hope people involved were okay. Any idea what caused it?

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Mysterious 'V': Dozens of centuries-old eel weirs thought to be in Susquehanna River lancasteronline.com/news/…
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Abandoned shipwreck off the coast of Namibia - Iain Weir
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Adam Rippon, Karamo, Johnny Weir

Can someone explain to me why Y’all wanted these 3 men to get paired with male pros.

And before someone downvotes me and calls me homophobic let me clarify, I am a gay man myself who is all for LGBT representation and acceptance, However Dancing is not a hand in marriage or a relationship it doesn’t define one’s sexuality. I actually find it slight Homophobic that y’all think gay men especially feminine ones should be paired with men just for that reason. I’m surprised someone didn’t say Michael Sam should’ve been paired with a man.

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[text] The Egg by Andy Weir (Beautiful written story about life, don´t want to spoil too much)

The Egg

By: Andy Weir

You were on your way home when you died.

It was a car accident. Nothing particularly remarkable, but fatal nonetheless. You left behind a wife and two children. It was a painless death. The EMTs tried their best to save you, but to no avail. Your body was so utterly shattered you were better off, trust me.

And that’s when you met me.

“What… what happened?” You asked. “Where am I?”

“You died,” I said, matter-of-factly. No point in mincing words.

“There was a… a truck and it was skidding…”

“Yup,” I said.

“I… I died?”

“Yup. But don’t feel bad about it. Everyone dies,” I said.

You looked around. There was nothingness. Just you and me. “What is this place?” You asked. “Is this the afterlife?”

“More or less,” I said.

“Are you god?” You asked.

“Yup,” I replied. “I’m God.”

“My kids… my wife,” you said.

“What about them?”

“Will they be all right?”

“That’s what I like to see,” I said. “You just died and your main concern is for your family. That’s good stuff right there.”

You looked at me with fascination. To you, I didn’t look like God. I just looked like some man. Or possibly a woman. Some vague authority figure, maybe. More of a grammar school teacher than the almighty.

“Don’t worry,” I said. “They’ll be fine. Your kids will remember you as perfect in every way. They didn’t have time to grow contempt for you. Your wife will cry on the outside, but will be secretly relieved. To be fair, your marriage was falling apart. If it’s any consolation, she’ll feel very guilty for feeling relieved.”

“Oh,” you said. “So what happens now? Do I go to heaven or hell or something?”

“Neither,” I said. “You’ll be reincarnated.”

“Ah,” you said. “So the Hindus were right,”

“All religions are right in their own way,” I said. “Walk with me.”

You followed along as we strode through the void. “Where are we going?”

“Nowhere in particular,” I said. “It’s just nice to walk while we talk.”

“So what’s the point, then?” You asked. “When I get reborn, I’ll just be a blank slate, right? A baby. So all my experiences and everything I did in this life won’t matter.”

“Not so!” I said. “You have within you all the knowledge and experiences of all your past lives. You just don’t remember them right now.”

I stopped walking and took you by the shoulders. “Your soul is more magnificent, beautiful, and gigantic than you can possibly imagine. A human mind can only contain a tiny fraction of what you are. It’s like sticking your finger in a glass o

... keep reading on reddit ➡

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New tattoo - Peter Griffin by Kat Weir @ Hot Copper - Coburg, Victoria Australia
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Andy Weir’s Project Hail Mary

I’m a librarian. Sometimes I’m lucky enough to receive advanced reader’s copies of books. About a month ago I received Project Hail Mary. I’ve already reviewed it in several places but honestly can’t stop thinking about this book. It’s his best yet. It was SO very good. One of those reads where nothing else lives up for a while. I feel like I’ve been walking around with a void to fill. The worst part is that nobody else I know will read it for months, so I have nobody to discuss it with! Do yourself a favor and grab it when you can!

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Weir Everywhere
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The "walkway closed" sign from the weir train bridge after wednesday night's storm.
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Peter Weir MLA. The DUP, people.
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Johnny Weir (best boy, hella awesome figure skater!!!!)
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Is this a weir?
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TIL that weirs (also called lowhead dams) are particularly dangerous due to the risk of being trapped in a "drown jump" and repeatedly bashed against the rocks and drowned. youtube.com/watch?v=GVDpq…
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Pioneer Weir Here, A Sincere Pioneer. Sneer!
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Distressed male between O'brien bridge and salmon weir bridge. Maybe you know him.

Hi folks. I was on a stroll with a friend this evening and came across a distressed male along the walkway from bridge St to Salmon weir. We stopped to keep an eye on him. He eventually hopped over the barrier and threatened to jump. We talked to him and did our best to calm him down (18:30). He eventually got back in and got aggressive with us. Told us to get away. We followed from a distance and called the guards. He eventually ran away (18:45).

Description: 6ft tall. Well built , definitely works out. Short brown hair and rectangular glasses. Wearing Grey sweat shirt and track suit. Not irish, american I think (maybe european that learned english from tv).

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Laughing My Ass Off...I knew Mr.Weir was in Stripes, but totally forgot they lampshaded it when Sam was talking about how funny the Russian Guards were.
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Petition for Peter Weir to resign as Education minister chng.it/L6gcJ5XBGj
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Sam Weir, Freaks and Geeks
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Exclusive Sneak Peek at Rehearsals From Bob Weir / Dave Schools Supergroup For Georgia Comes Alive
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Lindsey Weir and Chris McCandless

This is not 100% relevant to the show but I think I see a lot of Chris McCandless in Lindsey. Similar to Chris she is a good student looking to understand life through a different lens. It’s definitely a stretch but I see a connection between the two characters, especially when Lindsey goes off with the Dead Heads to experience life. I know it isn’t a prolific connection, just something I thought about since I had watched “Into the Wild” not too long ago.

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Letsa talk about ships. (ones you like, ones you find weir, meh)

Personally besides the obvious like Ren x Nora, and Pyhrra x Jaune i really like Ruby x Crescent Rose (lol jkjk joke) anyways one weird but intresting one was Jaune x Jinn, and the extra weird ones being Jaune x any older female (like glynda or raven its fun to read weird to actually think about).

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For those who haven’t experienced much of the bush - the Darling River at Bourke flowing freely over the weir. This time last year, you could walk across the river from one side to the other it was bone dry. It was like that for years.
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Today a weir on the river Avon failed. reddit.com/gallery/itfhlv
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Weir: Denton County Judge explains vaccine schedule crosstimbersgazette.com/2…
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📅︎ Jan 24 2021
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Andy Weir's "The Martian" would've been more fun if Mark Watney was stuck growing ghost peppers instead of potatoes.
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This is a really weir rule to make for things that keep people safe during a pandemic. Especially when almost a year has passed and we could wear whatever kind of mask we wanted.
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Lost Cat in Anaheim Hills. He’s the tabby on the left, last seen 2 days ago near south weir canyon road and east monte vista road. More details in comments, any help is appreciated!
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HAPPY NEW WEIR FOLKS! ...12/31/71 FOR THE WIN!! 🥀
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35 degrees makes for a nice sticky day at the weir for the ol Speedy
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Glasgow bid to re-sign fly-half Weir bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-uni…
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Weir announces changes to schools reopening arrangements education-ni.gov.uk/news/…
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Project Hail Mary (2021) by Andy Weir
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Im a newbie to coins and ive seen posts talking about w marked coins i was working the register and i found one of these is this worth saving? I cant upload the second picture but the back is weir farm Connecticut
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Bob Weir SuperGroup Featuring Dave Schools, Jeff Chimenti, and Jay Lane "The Lame Ducks" performance for Georgia Comes Alive! youtu.be/gHgOVK314sU
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Found this swish Bob Weir advert on Facebook
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No Physical Silver ANYWHERE and Yet Prices Collapse?! (Bix Weir) youtube.com/watch?v=Xdsl2…
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Annong River flood diversion weir Watergate | Sanxing Yilan | Jan 16, 2021 v.redd.it/6mt71juxvfd61
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Is Artemis by Andy Weir worth a read? I really loved The Martian and thinking this could be my next read.
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