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|May-18-07|| ||jessicafischerqueen: Hey you guys it's night time what are you doing awake?|
And don't give me any of this "different time zone" malarky.
I think "different time zones" are a myth, like the Moon Landing.
|May-18-07|| ||Eyal: Strictly speaking, I would say 0745 is morning, not night.|
|May-18-07|| ||jessicafischerqueen: LOL <0745> isn't a "time," it's a winning <lottery number>!!|
|May-18-07|| ||Eyal: <4701 posts. Not 4000.> |
Interestingly, last time you were much closer:
<Apr-01-07 (brankat chessforum) jessicafischerqueen: OK I'm retarded or someone is erasing back posts somewhere. I have almost 100 posts to go till 4000!! So I'll have to make another post later. Ack>
|May-18-07|| ||jessicafischerqueen: Yikes I''m getting dumber as I get older!!|
|May-18-07|| ||Eyal: Well, at least you didn't forget to post your predictions today. I see you're going into BLACKER mode.|
|May-18-07|| ||Eyal: Inspired by your cats, I think I'll go and have a nap now.|
|May-18-07|| ||jessicafischerqueen: <Eyal Cat> excellent, excellent. Rest up for the stunning 3-black victory tomorrow.|
It's my last chance to medal, like last time.
|May-18-07|| ||WBP: <Eyal> I appeal to your gigantic body of knowledge and extraordinary reasearch skills with this question: some grandmaster learned chess initially by studying problems in the newspapers with his brother. Only later did he discover that the pieces all actually start from a set position at the beginning of the game. I recall that his last name began with a V. Was it Drogoljub Velimnovic? (I don't think it was Vidmar.)|
|May-18-07|| ||Eyal: <Bill> Sorry, I really have no idea about that one - your best bet might be to post your question at The Kibitzer's Café.|
|May-18-07|| ||WBP: <Eyal> Many thanks, anyway!|
|May-18-07|| ||Chess Classics: Eyal, I dedicate you my 2081st post. Oops, this is my 2085th.|
|May-19-07|| ||Eyal: <mack: Listing the contents of one's nearest bookshelf is probably the most fun imaginable. So long as it is done honestly, that is. I'll try and break the ice here, in the hope that others may follow suit… So here, fathom faggots, is exactly what is on the bookshelf directly to my left, in order. Can I see yours?> |
OK, it does sound like fun. I'm afraid my shelves are a bit too orderly for this kind of experiment to be interesting, so I'll list instead the contents of the pile lying on the floor next to my computer. Here goes:
Philip K. Dick / Counter-Clock World
Milan Kundera / Le Rideau (in Hebrew translation)
Vol. 9 No. 2 of the Journal "Narrative," May 2001 (Special Issue: Contemporary Narratology)
Telephone directory of Tel Aviv
Jon Speelman / Best Chess Games 1970-80
Aura Plus (a collection of stories by Carlos Fuentes in Hebrew translation)
Leroy Panek / Reading Early Hammett: A Critical Study of the Fiction prior to "The Maltese Falcon"
Chester Himes / Blind Man with a Pistol
3 volumes of "Ho!" (a literary journal in Hebrew)
David Lodge / The Art of Fiction
John Bunyun / Grace Abounding & The Life and Death of Mr Badman
Ernest Mathijs & Xavier Mendik (eds.) / Alternative Europe: Eurotrash and Exploitation Cinema since 1945
An Eyewitness Travel Guide to Paris
Mark Haddon / The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (in English & Hebrew translation)
Ian Rankin / Rebus: The Early Years (including the novels Knots & Crosses, Hide & Seek and Tooth & Nail)
Barbara Herrnstein Smith / Poetic Closure: A Study of How Poems End
Robert Moss (ed.) / Raymond Chandler: A Literary Reference
Wilkie Collins / The Woman in White (A new Hebrew translation of the Novel, on which I was supposed to write a review and didn't)
Jerzy Kosinsky / The Painted Bird
Michael Cox (ed.) / Victorian Detective Stories
Irvin Yalom / The Schopenhauer Cure
Alastair Fowler / Kinds of Literature (Hey, I was looking for this book about 3 weeks ago! Figured it got lost – turns out this experiment has some practical benefits as well)
CD of the Swingle Singers (Keyboard Classics)
Daniel Schacter / The Seven Sins of Memory
June Schlueter / Dramatic Closure: Reading the End
|May-19-07|| ||WBP: <Eyal> <Alastair Fowler / Kinds of Literature (Hey, I was looking for this book about 3 weeks ago! Figured it got lost – turns out this experiment has some practical benefits as well)> Hilarious. Happens all the time (books getting mislaid) here as well!|
|May-19-07|| ||Ron: Hello <Eyal>
You posted good analysis on some recent Mtel games.
What do you think of the procedure of writing the ending of a story first, then working backwards as discussed here:
|May-19-07|| ||jessicafischerqueen: HI <Ron>!
Everyone knows that <Arthur's> sword was named <Excalibur>, but were you aware that his lance was named <Ron>?
Not kidding, this is in fact true.
Congratulations on being <Arthur's Lance>!
Interesting website you posted there. I think writing a story backwards is an excellent idea myself, but I'm a member of the British Conservative Party so you're on surer ground listening to whatever <Eyal> says.
Jess of the writing a hard boiled dick novel from the Middle out in two directions at the same time.
it's called <Lev Itate: Tel Aviv Dick> and it will soon be published. I just have to write it first.
|May-19-07|| ||jessicafischerqueen: <Eyal> very eclectic and idiosyncratic, albeit well organized on the shelf, collection of books. I want to put mine in here too! Although most of my books are long sold due to my "nomadic" place where I live history.|
|May-19-07|| ||jessicafischerqueen: IN fact, I think one could divine things about your personality just from the book list. I was just thinking that as I read through it, though of course I know something of your personality already.|
|May-19-07|| ||jessicafischerqueen: <Alistair Fowler>
Is he related to <Alistair McClean> or <Henry the Fowler>?
Never heard of him but great name.
|May-19-07|| ||Eyal: <IN fact, I think one could divine things about your personality just from the book list.> I suppose that's one of the reasons why <mack> thinks it's so much fun - it does that, though in an unobtrusive and fairly random way. |
<Alistair Fowler...Any good?> Hmmm...it's a study in genre theory - very thorough and informative, but somehow limited and far from brilliant. In fact, this field of genre study is extremely difficult - you need to have both a theoretical mind and huge amounts of specific knowledge about each genre you're dealing with.
|May-19-07|| ||jessicafischerqueen: <eYAL> caN I put my book shelf in here or should I put it at <Dom's>?|
There are several booklists in each of your fora so I don't know where to put mine (Its short)
|May-19-07|| ||jessicafischerqueen: Genre is a very interesting concept btw. Cross-genre is particularly interesting.|
Plus "genre" is such a subjective and connotatively rich concept/word as well.
So we won't be using analytic philosophy to define "genre"?
|May-19-07|| ||jessicafischerqueen: BTW did you know already that "Ron" is the name of <Arthur's> lance?|
My friend Ron told me that, his english prof kept calling him "Lance" and giggling so Ron asked him why and that's how he (and me) found out.
|May-19-07|| ||Eyal: <bookshelf> Of course you're more than welcome to put it here, but it doesn't really matter that much - we can both read it either way. Maybe you should just toss a coin or split it in half...|
|May-19-07|| ||WBP: <BTW did you know already that "Ron" is the name of <Arthur's> lance?> "Rosebud."|
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