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Discussion in 'Books & Literature' started by Jacuzzi Billy, Jun 30, 2015.

  1. Bill Lehecka

    Bill Lehecka The Fat Horse v. 2.0
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    Yeah, let's totally rip off Flight of the Navigator... And brazenly refer to it in the book so he can't be like "What do you mean?"
     
  2. Falldog

    Falldog Wackbag's Best Conservative
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    Such is the way with all great writers.
     
  3. Bill Lehecka

    Bill Lehecka The Fat Horse v. 2.0
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    "I'm sort of like Q in the James Bond films..."

    Fuck you. STOP REFERENCING THINGS! WE FUCKING GET IT YOU ASSHOLE!

    And this whole chapter... holy shit. Have a sense of wonder and confusion, not anger. You shouldn't be making me hate you, Lightman.
     
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    Also, why does everything have to be super-fast and have no lag? Cline seems obsessed with that as much as shoehorning in endless pop culture references. He just throws these tech terms out like a spastic as well. Who cares if your new space phone device has Bluetooth?
     
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    Bill Lehecka The Fat Horse v. 2.0
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    Holy shit, so Lightman is all angry that he was recruited by the EDA, and then he meets the Iranian kid who was recruited at 15 (with a horribly lame autograph moment) and now Lightman is pissed he wasn't recruited earlier? FUCK YOU!

    Fuck consistency, that's for schmucks.
     
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    If you removed Star Wars, would this book turn into a pamphlet?

    And oh cool, LOVE STORY. I'm sure this will be nuanced. Cline LOVES nuance.
     
  7. Pigdango

    Pigdango This is a rebellion isn't it?
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    We're pretty close to Bill breaking his tablet, I think....
     
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  8. Bill Lehecka

    Bill Lehecka The Fat Horse v. 2.0
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    I think I just punched a pillow 10 times in a row imagining it was Cline's face. Of course the girl is hip and shit. Ugh.
     
  9. LiddyRules

    LiddyRules I Can Help!

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    Sad beep
     
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  10. LiddyRules

    LiddyRules I Can Help!

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    Of course he is, he has the emotional maturity of a 10 year old. And I keep saying that it worked in RPO because the world was completely nuts (though I'd say Wade is a much better character than Lightman even without that factor), but with Armada it's a normal world so all of his autistic retardation stands out a lot more. Both Lightman's and Cline's.

    And for a book all about gamer culture, even though I'm not really a gamer culture guy, he seems to know nothing about gamer culture. From what I remember, none of these people are like a PewDiePie or a Jack and Rich. They're not YouTube celebrities who film themselves playing the game. It just goes back to a leader board.
     
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    Falldog Wackbag's Best Conservative
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    One day Bill will meet Cline in person and before all the rage can bubble up they'll accidently bond over pop culture and full length jackets.
     
  12. Creasy Bear

    Creasy Bear gorgeousness and gorgeousity made flesh

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    Here's a tip for you, Bill... it really helps if you imagine the Kmaster5K as a sorta School of Rock Jack Black.

    Oh, and he bones too.

    So much boning.
     
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    Back at it today.

    The fictional film Armada has music composed by John Williams, because of course it does.

    He can't stop with the cringe. He can't help himself. Fuck this.
     
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    CARL SAGAN!!!!


    Ugh.
     
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  15. Bill Lehecka

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    Oh, now we're adding swastikas now?

    Nazis in space?

    What a fucking hack.
     
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    An annoying thing Cline's doing now: ending his chapters in an obvious cliffhanger. That's getting annoying.
     
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    Sure, alien ships are coming to kill us all, so let's giggle when our new hip girlfriend mentions Snake Plissken and then remind the reader that John Williams' music gives you goosebumps. These are important details. Can't have a book without reminding people how this reminds you of something pop culture related. Nope.
     
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    LiddyRules I Can Help!

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    I also want to remind you that these characters were born somewhere between 1995 and 2000.
     
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    And that we're supposed to be taking this as serious.
     
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    We're all about to die when the Europans are attacking... but we still have to swear you in as an officer. Gotta waste time on that!
     
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    I switched back to the default synthesized voice, which was Candice Bergen.

    Fuck you.
     
  22. Bill Lehecka

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    Oh my. Of course his dad is still alive.

    Cline really has a knack at making all of his characters unlikeable.

    "Thank Zod."

    Fuck you.
     
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    Finally... KUSHMASTER!!!!!

    And now all I'm going to do is imagine him in Ron Bennington's Philly Accent.
     
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    The translator's voice sounded like Stephen Hawking.... was Hawking involved? Was Neil deGrasse Tyson?

    Please tell me this hack involved ALL of them. Please. Please for the love of God did this simpleton do this.
     
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