Not yet

Just look at that mischievous smile..!

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I honestly don’t how this week was anymore. I’m tired. Luckily next week will be shorter since 21st is a national holiday in Japan and I’m taking Friday off as well. Hopefully, I’ll be able to enjoy some sun and maybe work on the Historia project more. Gotta start planning the third chapter in detail too! I know what I want to do in it (more or less) but I need to separate it to scenes and start writing the dialogues… It’ll be lots of fun~!

I already made my fiance depressed today with my contemplative mood so I’m not going to write anything anymore (I didn’t even try to deject him but I guess that makes me even more dangerous). Instead, if you can recommend a book that moved or changed you that would be cool! Doesn’t have to be fantasy/fiction. Well? I’m all ears!

17 comments on “Not yet”

  1. JW Reply

    I guess for “Books that changed me”, I’d probably have to go for “Does God Play Dice” (popular science book about chaos theory) and “Jennifer Government” (dystopian fiction) for (finally) getting me into reading in my twenties.
    Any other book that may have moved/changed me only got a chance because of them 😛

    Some previous recommendations by me (including “Jennifer government”):
    http://replaycomic.com/comic/coincidences/#comment-15465
    http://replaycomic.com/comic/important-memory-2/#comment-16983

    Fun fact, Jennifer Government recently got a boost in sales because Trump called Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, “Tim Apple”. In the book everyone takes the name of the company they work for as their last name. (I’m not sure what that would mean for the many people with multiple jobs; I don’t recall that being mentioned in the book).

    • NoriMori Reply

      “In the book everyone takes the name of the company they work for as their last name.”

      Love that as a fictional concept. I’m glad NI asked for recs, because I’m getting stuff to add to my own list!

  2. bitflipper Camp dweller Reply

    Oh, Adam; that look on Ada’s face bodes much trouble for you in the future. I’ll enjoy watching it unfold.

  3. Rateus Camp dweller Reply

    I love this page! Some genuine happiness :-D. Excite she’ll join the group and we’ll get to know a new friend 🙂

  4. Rateus Camp dweller Reply

    Side-note, I think it should be “If you’ll excuse me” in the first text box. (You will abbreviated). That seems more usual English (please delete this message once you’ve read it NI).

  5. NoriMori Reply

    So far there isn’t any book that’s changed me. I’m trying to imagine what a book could contain that would actually *change* me. I’m not sure I’d necessarily want to read such a book. Sure, it could change me for the better, but it could just as easily change me for the worse, like if it was one of those cultish self-help books.

    But there are books that have moved me. Many, in fact. I mean, nearly any fictional book that I’ve read and liked has moved me, because I wouldn’t have liked it otherwise. So I guess I won’t list those (unless you want me to), because it would just be a huge list of fiction recommendations. 😛 Actually, I’ll list one; the most recent fiction book that I’ve read: “The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle” (in the US, it may also be found with the title “The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle”).

    There aren’t a lot of non-fiction books that have actually moved me, but there are some. For instance, some parts of Raymond Smullyan’s “Satan, Cantor, and Infinity; and Other Mind-Boggling Puzzles” and “What is the Name of This Book?: The Riddle of Dracula and Other Logical Puzzles”. If they’re presented in a narrative format, and the story and wording is just right, I can find riddles and logic puzzles almost transcendent; I especially like Knights and Knaves puzzles. That’s all that comes to mind at the moment.

  6. Crestlinger Reply

    Have to wonder how Sofia’s going to react to the recent addition.
    For books, Any of the ‘Chicken Soup for the Soul’ ones, ‘The Fionavar Tapestry’ trilogy, and ‘The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules’ set.

  7. xthorgoldx Private Reply

    Hm. Seems my comment was eaten.

    I’ve got two books for the pile: Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead and Anton Meyer’s Once an Eagle.

    I have a love-hate relationship with Ayn Rand’s writing. I find myself agreeing with the first 90% of what she says, and then get lost at “Therefore, be a huge asshole to everyone.” The Fountainhead manages to avoid some of the failings of Atlas Shrugged, though, and it makes some very important points regarding the conflict between individualism and collectivism. Some off the points it makes – especially the “How to Rule Souls” monologue by Toohey (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6O6uacXDAHg) – are particularly poignant in the modern intellectual landscape. The biggest takeaway from The Fountainhead? Pleasing others is easy; having integrity is hard, and the world hates it. One person standing up for their beliefs and ideals is a mirror held up in the face of all those who’ve given up their souls.

    The same theme extends into Once an Eagle, except from a more military perspective. To make a 1,300 page story short, it’s a comparison of the careers and accomplishments of two fictional army officers, Sam Damon and Courtney Massengale. The former is the ideal officer – integritous, dedicated to his men and country, and more concerned with the bigger picture than advancing his career for its own sake. Massengale is his foil – every bit as intelligent and skilled, but ultimately he is a self-serving careerist, using men and missions only as stepping stones for greater prestige for himself. The book demonstrates clearly how there will always be conflict between personal integrity and personal advancement – more often than not, the right thing to do is not the popular thing to do. How does one compromise between the two, if at all?

    • JW Reply

      I find myself agreeing with the first 90% of what she says, and then get lost at “Therefore, be a huge asshole to everyone.”

      Haha, that’s exactly the same thing I’ve heard others say.

  8. Regis Earsquake Reply

    I love the combination between her smile and that chicken. I really like how you drew that chicken.

    As for Books that changed me, I would say the “his dark materials” trillogy of Phillip Pullman did. but I was way younger and I think it impacted me because it was a comming to age story at the right moment.
    For one that I read more recently, I’d say the “dark magican’s Guild” trillogy by Trudi Canavan

    • JW Reply

      For one that I read more recently, I’d say the “dark magican’s Guild” trillogy by Trudi Canavan

      One of my favorites as well. The prequel and sequels too.

  9. Alex Reply

    I recently started reading Battle Angel Alita, because of that new movie. I just love the Manga, but it probably won’t help you with your mood. Other than that, I’ve been reading all kinds of Discworld Novels in the last decade or so. And then there’s of course the Sexy Commando Manga, a non-fanservice Manga with tons of Manzai comedy.

    And finally I am reading quite a few other online comics as well. Currently I am rebinging Girl Genius. I just have a soft spot for insane characters. 😀

  10. Ale Camp dweller Reply

    Hi NI,
    I have noticed that the books that I love are the books that I pick up and read random pages when I see them going by.
    I wonder if you would like “Love in the Time of Cholera,” from Gabriel Garcia Marquez….
    That book made me read fiction again, and it takes me home always. Though, I don’t read that much anymore; maybe it is time to read it again.

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