satelliteoflovegm

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  1. I have 1 opening for a contract term, salary cap, dead money, franchise tags, the whole 9 nine yards dynasty league. It has been around since 2009 and has had and does have some respected Huddle members who can vouch for the running of the league. Which is on MFL.

     

    $75 entry

     

    I'm happy to correspond if you have an interest.


  2. Let's talk Dean Koontz please...

     

    So here's a guy I never read and he has so many books I figured he's a watered-down mainstream boring author. Not to mention some movies from his books look terrible.

     

    I was never a big reader in my younger days, a regret. I could have become a really big fan. Well I am now.

     

    So I listened to The Watchers from Koontz. Absolutely loved it. The perfect blend of action and conspiracy/sci-fi. at a believable level for me. I just thought it was smart and great. Big fan. Never saw the movie, but from reading about it, they made some changes he didn't care for.

     

    That's the good news. Bad news, he considers it equal to his best or favorite or flat out his best book. So where do I go from here? I reading Lightning which is good too. So what are the Koontz must-reads?


  3. On 9/22/2018 at 8:42 PM, Caveman_Nick said:

    We are Legion, We are Bob was very enjoyable.

    i listened to “The Land” by Aleron Kong.  Mildly entertaining, but not a hardy recomendation.

    Off To Be The Wizard was also mildly entertaining, maybe becaue I really enjoy Luke Daniels narration.  As much as i like Nick Podehl’s work on Kingkiller Chronicles, I think luke would have been a better choice given the main character’s supposed Baritone voice.

     

    Ender’s Game and Ready Player One are good listens.

    I enjoyed Off To Be The Wizard as well. The narration was good and funny. This, along with Ready Player One are a little, "hey here's a cool thing from your childhood, love this book please" for me.

     

    But I did like them both and finished them quickly. If you like one you'd like the other.


  4. Assuming you can make trades after kickoff on Sunday, which I think is less than normal, it was kind of a clever move. Except I don't think I would have allowed it based only on trading a player that had already played and was presumably locked for the week.

     

    The finishing of the trade the next day is wrong from my standpoint. If he was allowed to make trades then AND he could have traded a non-locked player or a draft pick...something of value for Myers and consummate the trade in totality on Monday, then have at it. 

     

    As presented I wouldn't have allowed it based only on the "I'll hook you up later" aspect. 

     

     


  5. Just finished Lonesome Dove on a Libby borrow. As a kid when the series came out I avoided it as it sounded stupid from the title. Some sappy love story I thought.

     

    I watched the mini-series a couple years ago and was blown away how good it was. Some issues being made for TV and perhaps a budget shortcut or two, but it was great.

     

    I saw the 37 hour audiobook and borrowed it. Maybe one of the most surprisingly funny books I've read.

     

    Epic sweeping story. If you've never seen the series or read the book I'd recommend both highly.

     

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    We Are Bob is a good book and I like Ray Porter, the narrator, however, quite possibly every line of every character in every book he narrates is dipped in unyielding sarcasm. It gets tiresome to me. Does he have to play every character as a Dill Josh Gordon? The book was kinda cool, but I don't see me continuing the series.

     

     


  6. Love the movie JAWS? Then don't read the audiobook unless you want to hear Mrs. Brody's rape fantasies. For sure a case of the movie blowing the book out of the water. so to speak.

     

    Been using the LIBBY app and borrowing audiobooks from our local libraries. Cool for those iffy titles you might not want to risk paying for.

     

    I assume the selections and wait times vary by location but I have enjoyed some good content that I either missed in my early days or whatever.

     

    "To Kill a Mockingbird" was amazing.

     

    "Blood Meridian" by Cormac McCarthy was a violent gloomy crazy ride. 

     

    "Fear" was interesting and scary.

     

    "A Man Called Ove" was really great and soon to be a Tom Hanks movie (Currently a foreign film)

     

    "The Real West" by Bill O'Reilly was really good. I love Deadwood and was craving some history on gunfighters and the wild west in general. Very good!

     

     


  7. 3 hours ago, michaelredd9 said:

    I'm in Bogota, Colombia.  I've been sleeping at a young lady's apartment and have been getting back to my place at 3pm each day.  So I would slow things down considerably since all of you are active here during work hours.  If anyone is active in the morning but not in the pm, I could maybe share a division with them.  Otherwise, I don't want to be the reason you all are waiting for 6 hours for me to make my pick.

     

    Streaming soon on Netflix

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  8. 7 hours ago, Caveman_Nick said:

    Really limited titles, though

     

    Upon review, yes. But...if you see one you like I can say that Commune Book 2 is very very good.

     

    Of course you'd then need Commune book 1 but...value there to some.


  9. On 6/18/2018 at 1:42 AM, satelliteoflovegm said:

    Listened to "Commune" book 1 and 2. Very popular book and it is very good. I liked book 1 and immediately got #2 when I finished.

     

    As is my taste, another end of civilization type book, flu, EMP, zombies, fungal infections, whatever causes the end of world event, works for me,

     

    Smart, likable characters who really dive into what to do, how to do it, where to go to do it. Rebuilding the world, or their slice of it in great detail. It's described a lot as a "preppers" how to guide. I wouldn't say that, but I just love listening to reasonable and realistic characters having smart planned out ideas and discussions. I don't always agree with choices but they have their reasons as characters go. Main character is mysterious and likable soft spoken tough guy.

     

    I recommend this one too.

    Commune Book 1 is also on sale. 10 Hours of listening for $6. Great series...


  10. On 9/1/2017 at 1:19 PM, Shaman said:

    Great thread! Thanks for getting it going.

     

    I have about an hour drive to/from work each day and make long work related drives (2+ hours) almost once a week. Audible is fantastic for all that time spent in the car. I started using audible about 2 years ago and have listened to about 60 books so far.

     

    Most memorable series I've read are:

     

    KingKiller Chronicles written by Patrick Rothfus --- Epic fantasy series with incredible depth and intricacies. If you enjoyed Game of Thrones and the Lord of the Ring series (book form), you'll love this one.

     

    and

     

    Reckoners written by Brandon Sanderson --- After a burst on Earth's sky, some people were able to obtain superpowers but they came with weaknesses as well. Needless to say the people with superpowers take over different regions of earth and they challenge one another or make alliances with one another. A group of "normals" rebel against the superpowers. It's in the SciFi / Fantasy genre but really well written and narrated. 

     

     

     

     

    Reckoners book 2 and 3 are on sale for $6 each, if anyone cares...

     

    I never use a credit on a book that costs less than $10 because 1 credit gets you a $50 book or a $2 book.

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  11. "Gray: The Complete Collection" 

     

    A woman alone on a hike when something happens and she finds herself very alone.

     

    I enjoyed this, however it is a slow burn (pun not intended) and can get a bit repetitive. Not a ton of action, just a scared person trying to survive with next to nothing and no-one. 

     

    I could absolutely see someone getting bored with this one. I did at times but listened to the end and ended up enjoying it and I liked the ending though maybe seems tacked on. It worked, I invested some time listening to this one and I'm glad I did.

     

    Any females in your life that like survival stories with a female lead might enjoy it of the action heavy choices for EOTWAWKI stories.


  12. "After it Happened" is an EOTWAWKI story that takes place in England and narrated by RC Bray, one of the best and one of my favorites.

     

    It's follows an ever growing list of survivors as the try to make their new lot in life. Action at times, how-to planning and prepping at times, smart, fun to think along with them and what would I do or do I agree with this course.

     

    It's 3 books, or publisher packs, 1-2 together, 3-4 etc...

     

    Some soldier types but a lot of normal people making their way.

     

    It was very good and worth the credit.


  13. Listened to "Commune" book 1 and 2. Very popular book and it is very good. I liked book 1 and immediately got #2 when I finished.

     

    As is my taste, another end of civilization type book, flu, EMP, zombies, fungal infections, whatever causes the end of world event, works for me,

     

    Smart, likable characters who really dive into what to do, how to do it, where to go to do it. Rebuilding the world, or their slice of it in great detail. It's described a lot as a "preppers" how to guide. I wouldn't say that, but I just love listening to reasonable and realistic characters having smart planned out ideas and discussions. I don't always agree with choices but they have their reasons as characters go. Main character is mysterious and likable soft spoken tough guy.

     

    I recommend this one too.


  14. Listened to "The Girl With All The Gifts". I loved it. Post apocalyptic zombie type story. It's also a movie on Amazon prime, same title. I liked the movie as well, very good. It's a British film and maybe doesn't have a Hollywood budget but the story is tremendous and the cast is strong. No major changes from book to film.

     

    Finty Williams narrates mostly kids books but this deviation is so strong, her narration is very strong and I like her British voice a lot.

     

    The book is written as if she relating a story to you. I was pleasantly surprised having not heard of this book before and I am currently listening to a companion book, "The Boy on The Bridge".

     

    Recommended. 

     

     

     

     


  15. Whether you speak on someone's behalf would be between you and that person. He has, presumably, no knowledge on who's behalf you speak. I do think he is taking offense to the questioning of the clarity of a rule he might have authored. Likewise, he may also mean you have no official proxy in terms of the league and other owners.

     

    I think you speak on behalf of the league proper, or in other words, the best interest or in aid of the league. In that sense, I do indeed think you speak on behalf of the league and the negative connotation he assigns to that speaks towards his attitude.

     

    Try again, rephrase, "I read this rule one way, please ask around, I think others might as well."

     

    To answer your question, yes you did but it isn't a bad thing, quite the opposite.