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Fri Feb 9, 2018, 11:00 AM

To my secret admirers (you know who you are)

Thank you. It is amazing that something so simple as candy hearts on DU can brighten my day.

Thanks.

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Fri Feb 9, 2018, 11:03 AM

1. Here's another for you, FSogol

While we might not always agree, I respect you and your writing.

Have a great weekend!

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Response to PJMcK (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 9, 2018, 11:16 AM

3. Thanks. Hope you have a great weekend too. n/t

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Fri Feb 9, 2018, 11:07 AM

2. It's always surprising

Especially with low-post members like myself, even after being here forever. I figure I'm generally just not recognizable.

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Response to Blue_Adept (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 9, 2018, 11:18 AM

4. Your avatar is recognizable.

Does your user name come from the Piers Anthony novel?

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Response to FSogol (Reply #4)

Fri Feb 9, 2018, 11:22 AM

5. Yup. It's one of the earliest usernames I used way, way back in the early usenet days

And it stuck here and just here since I use my real name elsewhere. I grew up reading the Piers Anthony works (and I know they must look horribly awful today in a lot of ways since they were recognizably terrible in those same ways then) but there's a nostalgia to it since they were some of my first "grown up" books I read as a tween.

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Response to Blue_Adept (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 9, 2018, 11:29 AM

6. Split Infinty and the 1st couple of Xanth books were great fun.

A lot of his work is pretty cringe-worthy (his characters can sleep with minors because their society allows it? )

PS. I always felt his Xanth books inspired Terry Pratchett's Ringworld Books.

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Response to FSogol (Reply #6)

Fri Feb 9, 2018, 11:46 AM

10. Yeah, the more they went on the harder they were to deal with

It was the Incarnation of Immortality series that I was really drawn to with some creative stuff in there.

THat said, reading a lot of it as a teen back in the 80's, well, it was right up my alley in a way that most other books weren't since they didn't touch on sexuality at all.

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Response to Blue_Adept (Reply #10)

Fri Feb 9, 2018, 12:03 PM

12. I only read the Pale Horse book from the Incarnations series*. Are the rest worth reading?

* That's about when I gave up sci-fi and fantasy for Joseph Conrad and Somerset Maugham.

I've only recently gone back to catch up on all the Roger Zelazny and Jack Vance stuff I missed out on.

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Response to FSogol (Reply #12)

Fri Feb 9, 2018, 12:07 PM

13. I haven't read them in years so I don't know how well they hold up

A lot of fantasy and SF from some periods hold up better than others. I really enjoyed the first five of them with war, earth, chronos and the like. When he got to god, the devil, and eternity, it got a little more ethereal and out there. They're basically what are YA novels these days but they are light and breezy reads overall, which is nice to change things up with.

I had a hard time with a lot of fantasy after reading hobbit/lord of the rings and growing up playing D&D and reading tons of books from that realm, such as Dragonlance and so forth. I had a lot of fun with them all but there was little that felt really challenging or trying to do something new. it all just felt too familiar and repetitive.

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Response to Blue_Adept (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 9, 2018, 11:33 AM

9. I've been here forever too.

I enjoy reading much more than posting.

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Response to GreenEyedLefty (Reply #9)

Fri Feb 9, 2018, 11:47 AM

11. Once we went through the big change years ago between DU versions

I didn't actually come back for the longest time. Just life in general, though I kept reading and not getting involved.

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Response to GreenEyedLefty (Reply #9)

Fri Feb 9, 2018, 12:25 PM

14. I lurked for about a year before joining. I've never looked back.

This is the best politics forum on the web and a great community when we aren't fighting each other.

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Fri Feb 9, 2018, 11:31 AM

7. Spring training begins in 5 days.

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Response to Kingofalldems (Reply #7)

Fri Feb 9, 2018, 11:32 AM

8. I'd feel better if we had a catcher, but looking forward to the season. n/t

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