JuliaBrune

JuliaBrune

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10 weeks ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Finishes 'Discwor... · 8 replies · +20 points

Will you consider reading Nation at some point ? You might be a bit burned out on Pratchett now but this is one of his greatest works, possibly his best ^^

Also, thanks again for this long long and fun fun ride !

10 weeks ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'The Shephe... · 0 replies · +5 points

Yeah, it really reads like discworld but freed of the constraints the disc has built over time (looking at you Vimes)

10 weeks ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'The Shephe... · 6 replies · +19 points

I remember the very first review you wrote for discworld : what a journey it has been since you were destroyed by that big bang pun !

These are strange times, and the weekly drop of discworld videos have been a rare constant in the chaotic last few years of my life. My first serious relationship ended, I changed careers, came out as bi, started to question with my gender identity and set things in motion toward getting an autism diagnosis.

When this project started I was stuck, indifferent to most things and dissociated from my own life. Now that it ends I'm finally moving for the first time, no longer letting myself be carried around by the flow. And through it all, I could enjoy an hour or so in my bed on a Sunday morning to listen to a bit of Discworld. An hour or so when I left my anxiety at the door and just enjoyed the ride. Thank you so very much for that.

I'm looking forward to what you'll do next, whatever it turns out to be, and the new review format with no video attached (tho you should definitely read Nation, the best Pratchett book imo, I will die on that hill).

15 weeks ago @ http://markspoils.blog... - Weekly Shenanigans · 0 replies · +2 points

It might be obvious but LeGuin's "The Left Hand of Darkness" seems to be exactly the kind of thing you're looking for ! It doesn't have robots/AI but it is extremely character focused, and all about that cultural exchange

16 weeks ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'The Shephe... · 0 replies · +15 points

When I first read this chapter, I felt something was wrong when Granny mentions that they should go to Nanny Ogg if she isn't available. Like, when is she *not* available ? But this is what death is, leaving things behind for others to finish I suppose.

19 weeks ago @ http://markspoils.blog... - The Black Market · 1 reply · +4 points

http://markdoesstuff.fetchapp.com/get/bacfe483

Final episode of the perfect gem that is Silver Spoon. This series is extremely good and it helped me through some pretty bad spells of depression. If you haven't watched it yet, now might be the time !

22 weeks ago @ http://markspoils.blog... - The Black Market · 0 replies · +2 points

Thanks a lot !

24 weeks ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'Raising St... · 0 replies · +18 points

We already met Dick's father, quite a few books ago, in Reaper Man. Ned Simnel was the inventor of the Combination Harvester, a machine that would have used a spring loaded mechanism to automate corn harvest - and was set to become the new Death of Discworld.

It seems that he switched his focus from clockwork onto steam - but with the more energetic power source came more danger in failure. I wonder what Death said to him that day ? Did he remember Bill Door ?

26 weeks ago @ http://markspoils.blog... - The Black Market · 0 replies · +2 points

Thank you very very much !

26 weeks ago @ http://markspoils.blog... - The Black Market · 0 replies · +3 points

Anyone have the silver spoon episodes ? I won't have money to spare until next Wednesday :'(