The Red Star: Deluxe Edition Volume 2

Sep. 18th, 2017 07:37 am
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The Red Star: Deluxe Edition Volume 2 by Christian Gossett

The continuing story -- to the end of the published issues. Spoilers ahead for the earlier volume.

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The Red Star: Deluxe Edition Volume 1

Sep. 17th, 2017 12:12 am
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The Red Star: Deluxe Edition Volume 1 by Christian Gossett

An alternative, magitech-based USSR and a disastrous battle. . .

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Captain Kidd has gone down in history as America's most ruthless buccaneer, fabulously rich, burying dozens of treasure chests up and down the eastern seaboard. But it turns out that most everyone, even many respected scholars, have the story all wrong. Captain William Kidd was no career cut-throat; he was a tough, successful New York sea captain who was hired to chase pirates. His three-year odyssey aboard the aptly named Adventure galley pitted him against arrogant Royal Navy commanders, jealous East India Company captains, storms, starvation, angry natives, and, above all, flesh-and-blood pirates.

A really interesting book about the pirate turned pirate hunter who wasn't as ruthless or had as much treasure as people thought.

After his time as a pirate in the Caribbean he settled in New York City, married a wealthy widow & became respectable. Through a chance meeting he is commissioned by William III of England to capture pirates in the Indian Ocean. Run-ins with the English Navy, his crew not being paid because they can't find any pirates & crossing paths with his old shipmate (& mutineer against Kidd) Robert Culliford lead to his eventual downfall.

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Sep. 14th, 2017 08:22 pm
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NAME: Eve
AGE: 25
INTERESTS & HOBBIES: Pop music, pop culture, trans-inclusive feminism, LGBTQIA issues, social justice, comedy
LOOKING FOR: People from ONTD, or other people interested in discussing pop culture, politics/feminism or our daily lives! (And of course the intersections of it all!) LGBTQIA-friendly people only!!
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[community profile] howdareuCurrently looking for members/mods to help grow the community, so message me if you're interested! For those who care, my faves include Britney, Madonna, Kylie, Carly Rae Jepsen and Tove Lo. Fave shows include 30 Rock, Sex and the City, Will & Grace (SO excited for the revival!), Drop Dead Diva, and Parks and Rec.

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Sep. 13th, 2017 04:24 pm
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NAME: Frankie aka Strumbella
AGE: Early 50s
INTERESTS & HOBBIES: Music, guitar, drumming,reading, internet, making lists
LOOKING FOR: I'm looking for some new friends who post and or comment on a fairly regular basis. I do comment in return should I have something to say. Age isn't a factor for me when making friends, we can all learn from one another.
NOT INTERESTED IN: Politics, Racism.
ANYTHING ELSE?: Lived in large cities most of my life and then about 4 years ago moved in a very small town. Still not quite found my niche here, however I'm loving the NO drama and the laid back atmosphere.
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sadly this is the last amelia peobody novel as elizabeth peters passed in aug. 2013. also sadly, ms. peters had only started writing the final page at the time of her passing, but left a lot of notes which joan hess used to complete the novel. i don't know if any were on the story or dialogue or just on the background (the discovery & disappearance of the famous bust of queen nefertiti)

it reads like fan fiction. not very good fan fic either. characters are out of character or almost parodies of themselves. there's a pack of assassins running around in almost comical fashion & the peabody/emerson clan's enemy sethos (mater criminal & master of disguise) seems almost shoehorned in. frankly, i'm not sure i really cared for the character anyway.
titles of previous amelia peabody novels were randomly added to conversations for no good reason other than this is the 20th novel in the series. it's kind of like when all of those nods to previous bond movies were in die another day for the franchise's 40th anniversary. i very nearly stopped reading it. but i will bravely plowed though to the end.

i didn't notice a change to the avalon series by marion zimmer bradley after her passing. but maybe it's because; 1. diana l. paxson was her co-author on the last 3 before bradley passed. 2. i had not re-read the series at least twice like i have with the peabody series. 3. was not in the middle of yet another re-read of the series like i am with this one. 4. or a big fan of the avlaon series like i am with the peabody series.

tl;dr only read this novel if you want to complete the series. but it might disappoint fans of the amelia peabody novels.

Hi, new friends.

Sep. 6th, 2017 02:35 pm
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NAME: Ryan
AGE: 30
INTERESTS & HOBBIES: Music, Outdoors, Fishing, kayak, climbing, reading, food, art, music festivals
LOOKING FOR: People that write about their day to day life. We don't have to have same interests because that's boring. I just want some real people to read about and connect with. People that are fairly active, as in a post a week or so. My reading has been a little shallow lately.
ANYTHING ELSE?: things ive been writing about recently: I'm going through divorce/custody with a woman that i was with for 10+ years. I'm a recovering addict and since being sober i have been struggling with depression and anxiety. About a month-ish ago i got in a bad car wreck that messed up my leg and now i have my cast off and started physical therapy. I take care of two children than i refer to as " The small children" for work right now. I get off parole in about 4 months and will then be moving so no need for a career now. This basically bring you to speed of where i'm at in my life. Feel free to ask anything else!

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Sep. 5th, 2017 09:40 pm
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Hello! It's that time again when I look for new friends friends!!! I love making friends on here and I will return comments for those who comment on my entries.

NAME: Christine (but you can call me Chrissy)

AGE: 33, going to be 34 this month

INTERESTS & HOBBIES: Comedy, reading, writing, listening to music, taking surveys, poetry, Broadway

LOOKING FOR: Anyone who reads entries and comments. I do comment on entries of those who comment on mine :)

ANYTHING ELSE?: I talk alot about my best friends, especially my best friend Ricky who is my Broadway Buddy. I absolutely love Impractical Jokers and I do talk about Sal a lot, who is my favorite. As well as Murr, my second favorite. I love anything Broadway and go to shows whenever I can. I am a freelance writer and write novels as my career. I also go to a lot of comedy shows and I'm going into comedy myself. My favorite actor is Gerard Butler. Other than that, I just write about anything happening.

Music: 60's: The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Four Seasons. 70's: The Bee Gees. 80's: Prince, Culture Club, Michael Jackson, George Michael, Madonna, etc.. 90's NKOTB, BSB, *NSYNC, Britney Spears,etc... Today: Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, etc...

Movies/TV: TV:Impractical Jokers, I'm Sorry, Adam Ruins Everything, Outlander
Movies: Purple Rain, Phantom of the Opera, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, Grease, etc..

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