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dracomage1996: Correct, really good book. Even if I don't agree with the authors views of same sex marriage. Same with chic-fill-e, they may be Bigots, but they make one hell of a chicken sandwich.
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vulchor: The original concept of the book was written in the 70s, when such opinions were the norm.
Yeah. Sadly, to some, they are still the norm.

I'm a straight, and a christian as well, but I also believe we were created equal. I also believe that we, as a species, are afraid of others who do not meat our Ideals as "Normal". Because someone is different, many of us automatically assume they are evil beings who must reform, or die. Hell, I'm pretty sure that if our society didn't evolve to where it would be considered unacceptable, we would be burning all those who were different at the stake. And to those that say that the bible said gays were bad and evil, I say this to them.

While I believe in the bible, I also know that the Dead Sea Scrolls were translated and rewritten, to the point where maybe one of the translators probably just hated gay people, and even if that was in the Dead Sea Scrolls,maybe God Changed his outlook, because, didn't God create us as we are? Didn't he create us with our Race and Sexuality in mind.

Sexuality is not something people can choose. Not at all.
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dracomage1996: Correct, really good book. Even if I don't agree with the authors views of same sex marriage. Same with chic-fill-e, they may be Bigots, but they make one hell of a chicken sandwich.
I agree on most counts; no Chic-fil-A here, least that I know of.

Here's my submission, probably fairly easy as well.

'I cannot convey the sense of abominable desolation that hung over the world. The red eastern sky, the northward blackness, the salt Dead Sea, the stony beach crawling with these foul, slow-stirring monsters, the uniform poisonous-looking green of the lichenous plants, the thin air that hurts one's lungs: all contributed to an appalling effect. I moved on a hundred years and there was the same red sun--a little larger, a little duller--the same dying sea, the same chill air, and the same crowd of earthy crustacea creeping in and out among the green weed and the red rocks. And in the westward sky, I saw a curved pale line like a vast new moon.
Post edited May 02, 2013 by ShaolinsKunk
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dracomage1996: Correct, really good book. Even if I don't agree with the authors views of same sex marriage. Same with chic-fill-e, they may be Bigots, but they make one hell of a chicken sandwich.
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ShaolinsKunk: I agree on most counts; no Chic-fil-A here, least that I know of.

Here's my submission, probably fairly easy as well.

'I cannot convey the sense of abominable desolation that hung over the world. The red eastern sky, the northward blackness, the salt Dead Sea, the stony beach crawling with these foul, slow-stirring monsters, the uniform poisonous-looking green of the lichenous plants, the thin air that hurts one's lungs: all contributed to an appalling effect. I moved on a hundred years and there was the same red sun--a little larger, a little duller--the same dying sea, the same chill air, and the same crowd of earthy crustacea creeping in and out among the green weed and the red rocks. And in the westward sky, I saw a curved pale line like a vast new moon.
Well's Time Machine?
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iippo: Well's Time Machine?
Indeed :D

Your turn

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dracomage1996: *going against type*
+1
Post edited May 02, 2013 by ShaolinsKunk
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iippo: Well's Time Machine?
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ShaolinsKunk: Indeed :D

Your turn
yay - been a while (...) since i read that one.

brb, ill consult my bookshelf for something.
"He looked up laughing. 'See what and idiot I am. It shouldn't have taken me a minute make the jump. Three and a half hours deciding whether to jump or to swim. Ridiculous. And he laughed again. The Master smiled wryly and did not answer."

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Too difficult for some, too easy for some - ill paste extra if this seems too short or obscure for the uneducated ;)
Post edited May 02, 2013 by iippo
I must be uneducated, because this doesn't ring a bell.
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iippo: "He looked up laughing. 'See what and idiot I am. It shouldn't have taken me a minute make the jump. Three and a half hours deciding whether to jump or to swim. Ridiculous. And he laughed again. The Master smiled wryly and did not answer."

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Too difficult for some, too easy for some - ill paste extra if this seems too short or obscure for the uneducated ;)
hm... there may be an hint there - The Master and Margarita, though I do not remember this at all.
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iippo: "He looked up laughing. 'See what and idiot I am. It shouldn't have taken me a minute make the jump. Three and a half hours deciding whether to jump or to swim. Ridiculous. And he laughed again. The Master smiled wryly and did not answer."

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Too difficult for some, too easy for some - ill paste extra if this seems too short or obscure for the uneducated ;)
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amok: hm... there may be an hint there - The Master and Margarita, though I do not remember this at all.
Very good guess - but it is not right.

Few tips

Tip 1. The writer has recieved Nobel. Although not for this particular book, yet this book exactly is the one for which he is known outside his home country.

Tip 2. The writer also considers this book his finest piece.

Tip 3. It is historical novel based on the writers time, semi-fictional.

"In old times the holder of the title, fearful of doing injury to it, seems to have avoided real competition even in practice matches. Never before, probably, was there a master who fought a title match at the advanced age of sixty-four. But in the future the existence of a master who does not play will be unthinkable."

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ill post tips more in the evening if necessary.
All this about a fighting master makes me think of the Asiatic culture area. Perhaps some novel from Japan? I'm taking a wild guess and say the author is Kawabata Yasunari. Semi-fictional/semi-historical novels would fit his profile. But I don't know which specific book these excerpts are from.
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Lifthrasil: All this about a fighting master makes me think of the Asiatic culture area. Perhaps some novel from Japan? I'm taking a wild guess and say the author is Kawabata Yasunari. Semi-fictional/semi-historical novels would fit his profile. But I don't know which specific book these excerpts are from.
Id like to say something, but i wont, just yet....third excerpt coming up when i get home from the work :)
excerpt 3:

"The Master apparently had not expected the violent attack that came with Black 69. He deliberated his response for an hour and forty-six minutes. It was his slowest play since the beginning of the match. But Otakê had probably been planning Black 69 all through the recess. At the beginning of the session he re-read the situation for twenty minutes, as if restraining an impulse toward haste. He seemed to exude strength, he swayed violently, he thrust a knee toward the board. Briskly he played Black 67 and Black 69. Then he laughed a high laugh."
This took a bit of research, wow. Lifthrasil was correct on the author. This is from The Master of Go by Yasunari Kawabata.
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vulchor: This took a bit of research, wow. Lifthrasil was correct on the author. This is from The Master of Go by Yasunari Kawabata.
Yes, thats precisely the book. Great game and great book, i can warmly recommend both.
Alright, this is from one of my absolute favorites:

"The moment Denny bends over, his wig falls off and lands in the mud and horse poop and about two hundred Japanese tourists giggle and crowd forward to get his shaved head on videotape.
I go, "Sorry," and go to pick up the wig. It's not very white anymore, and it smells bad since, for sure, about a million dogs and chickens take a leak here every day.
Since he's bent over, his cravat hangs in his face, blinding him. "Dude," Denny says, "tell me what's happening."
Here I am, the backbone of early colonial America.
The stupid shit we do for money."