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    [–] 10,000 Subscribers! Roller_ball 5 points ago in WeirdLit

    That's good news. And thanks for keeping the book club going.

    [–] Unseen Kafka Works May Soon Be Revealed After Kafkaesque Trial Roller_ball 1 points ago in WeirdLit

    Why should an author’s wish to have their works burned should be respected?

    Because it was their dying wish to a friend. Because an artist should have autonomy over their own work.

    I'm not saying that I'm not grateful that it was released, but their existence is a uncomfortable moral gray area.

    [–] More than 100 daycare centres ban non-vaccinated children Roller_ball 1 points ago in worldnews

    The article is about the Netherlands. In the US, I'm pretty sure a significant amount of them already require vaccination. I looked into 3 daycares when choosing, and all of them required vaccinations.

    [–] The $2,000 Galaxy Fold is already breaking Roller_ball 2 points ago in gadgets

    My wallet. Although it sadly doesn't have a touch screen.

    [–] Unseen Kafka Works May Soon Be Revealed After Kafkaesque Trial Roller_ball 8 points ago in WeirdLit

    I don't know how I feel about all this. I don't like the idea of governments forcibly making people release a person's works, but the claim the people have over it is not too strong. It seems like a deceptive inheritance.

    I've always felt a weird dichotomy when in comes to Kafka's works. I feel like if an author's dying wish is to have their works burned, then that request should be respected. But it is also seems kind of tragic that if Kafka's works were destroyed, the world would have been deprived of some of the greatest masterpieces of fiction.

    I also wonder if he knew how his works would have been received by the public and the influence he would have had, would he have been more willing to allow his works to go public or more steadfast in destroying them.

    [–] The Kavanaugh hearing made Republican men more sexist and less likely to believe women who say they were assaulted Roller_ball 6 points ago in EnoughTrumpSpam

    Sadly, probably made some rape victims more hesitant about coming forward. It is disheartening to see people come forward only to be called a liar that doesn't care about destroying 'innocent' people's lives only to have literally zero affect on the accuser.

    [–] Looking for Horror Magazines Roller_ball 1 points ago in horrorlit

    The special double issues have print versions.

    [–] Any novels that deal with surreal dreams/nightmares? Roller_ball 2 points ago in horrorlit

    Ligotti doesn't directly deal with dreams (at least that I can recall off the top of my head) but his stories are very much 'dream logic'.

    [–] How do everyone feel about this? Roller_ball 3 points ago * (lasted edited 3 days ago) in horrorlit

    Kids, especially younger ones, still play with toys and dolls. There is a social and emotion connection with them that they don't always get with gadgets.

    [–] Loved Teatro Grotesco(Ligotti) what to read next? Roller_ball 3 points ago in horrorlit

    I'd stick with Ligotti before going onto other authors first. I second the Penguin edition.

    Once you want to look at authors of the same style, I recommend Michael Wehunt, Jon Padgett, and Matthew Bartlett.

    [–] Sita Sings the Blues (2008) [720p] Roller_ball 4 points ago in fullmoviesonyoutube

    The creator, Nina Paley, is pretty interesting person and she did this film almost entirely on her own for about $20k.

    [–] Shelfie with my TPB Collection (and full set of original Goosebumps books) Roller_ball 1 points ago in ImageComics

    You're ordering Locke and Key primarily by hardness of cover and then numerically. I understand your reasoning and feel like either alternative would drive me insane.

    [–] Skater attempts jump into a foam pit, misses the dismount Roller_ball 1 points ago in nononono

    If that were completely true, no skate parks would exist. Hell, high school football and cheer leading wouldn't exist.