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  1. petsim

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    Cheers for the heads up. I doubt that i’ll make it that far in but who knows. And that incident with your dog has definitely put me off the prequels.
  2. petsim

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    Ah great. I’ve been saving it for when I have some time off and it’s coming up in a week or so. I know it’s a trilogy: are the other parts as good or is the reputation of these books built on the first one?
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    I’m just about to read it for the first time. I’m guessing by your comment that it still stands up. And I am coming to it cold: I have a vague, probably incorrect, notion of what it’s about (dynastic power struggles over resources on a desert planet?) but have not read it, discussed the narrative with anyone or seen the film version.
  4. I love the Switch but we use it as a home console rather than a handheld so am happy to stick with the current iteration. I mainly play mobile games on my phone - Cultist Simulator at the moment. I do have a window of time coming up in which I could fit in a decent single player game. Am tempted by Sekiro but have heard that even by From’s standards it’s brutal and requires a degree of commitment that I don’t think I can rise to.
  5. Love this. What a brilliant way to approach the situation.
  6. Thanks for the link. I’m fully up to speed with the badger now
  7. Sorry - not trolling just a bad joke. Aphex definitely didn’t do Baby Shark. And I am unfamiliar with the Aphex/badger meme
  8. What? Aphex did that Badger song? I know he’s responsible for Baby Shark but this is insane. Definitely has a Beetles/Milkman feel to it now that I think about it.
  9. Worn EP, part 3 of the EchoLoc and Kubrick Stare collaboration for Routine Plant Routine, is out now. Stream the entire series on this handy Spotify playlist: 12 EPs, 12 months, 48 tracks
  10. These are great. Brilliant stuff
  11. Are cats still IDM? I played mine the NTS Sessions last week but couldn’t tell whether he liked it or not.
  12. petsim

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    I’ve read High Rise and Concrete Island - both excellent. I like this kind of “mundane” speculative fiction: making the commonplace or humdrum surreal/alienating.
  13. petsim

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    I read Blood Meridian about a decade ago when I was bingeing on McCarthy. It’s the kind of book that I’m glad I read but won’t revisit for probably another decade. Same with a lot of McCarthy - they stay with you for a long long time. Child of God is another one of his that sticks in the brain. I’m reading Ballard’s short stories at the moment. Hit and miss for me but mostly hit. He has a gift for playing with jargon and when he gets the tone right it’s brilliant. Master and Margarita: haven’t read it in many years - isn’t there a scene at the end where one of the clownish characters is revealed to be solemn knight in his true form?
  14. Really enjoying this. Looking forward to the third part of this cycle too.
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