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affectionjunkie


It's been out for awhile and I'm surprised no one has commented on it since someone posted the trailer awhile ago. I just finished watching it and thought it was spectacular. For me, it was a much darker "Harrison Bergeron" than I remember after reading it, but beautiful and poignant.

anyone else see it? what did y'all think?
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Armistice Day [11 Nov 2009|11:13pm]

jsn513
I haven't seen anybody post here in a while, but I just wanted to make sure to say:

Please remember Armistice Day
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Aw. [24 Apr 2009|11:18pm]

cornerofnowhere
for those of you who don't follow asw feed:



[note alt text by holding mouse over image]

:]

Original Link here:

http://www.asofterworld.com/index.php?id=428
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ooh [04 Jan 2009|04:08am]

cornerofnowhere


*geeks over*

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yep. [11 Nov 2008|02:15am]

cornerofnowhere
Happy Birthday KV!

You are greatly missed.

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Armistice Day Cards [02 Nov 2008|02:37pm]

2stepnk8
As November 11th approaches, I thought I'd make some Armistice Day cards as a little bit of a tribute. With some paper, felt, thread and needle, two Vonnegut inspired cards were born. As I was making the cards I realized I needed a place for my needles and pins, so I made a needle book and a pin cushion as well. I'll admit it, the pin cushion is still cracking me up. Anyways, I thought I'd share! SO IT GOES.Collapse )
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[21 Oct 2008|10:13am]

affectionjunkie
and so it goes...
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fancy [23 Sep 2008|07:58pm]

cornerofnowhere
Hey guys, I was browsing random news articles and I stumbled across this:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7600726.stm

claiming Guillermo del Toro will direct a remake of Slaughterhouse Five...

The article doesn't give much to go on, but maybe something to look forward to in the future?
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a postsecret secret [22 Jun 2008|10:00am]

affectionjunkie
for those of you who read the post secret blog, check out one that was posted today:




if you don't read it, you should: http://postsecret.blogspot.com/

:)
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[15 Jun 2008|07:45pm]

bwayboogiewooge
"CHUCK PALAHNIUK is the likeliest inheritor of Vonnegut's place in American writing."
—San Francisco Chronicle Book Review

I respectfully disagree. I can see the comparison but... no. What does everyone else think?
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help help! [12 Jun 2008|03:31pm]

cornerofnowhere
Hey guys, I need some help!

Does anyone have a good image or representation of the harmoniums from mercury in The Sirens Of Titan? I don't think KV ever drew one himself but I was hoping I could find some snazzy fan art or something. Thanks!




[x-posted]
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[11 Apr 2008|08:38am]

butterfucker
"Armageddon in Retrospect"

Good fuckin book.
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Excerpt from Vonnegut's last book in Playboy [29 Mar 2008|06:33pm]

metricula
I just picked up the April issue.
I miss him.



http://www.mediachannel.org/wordpress/2008/03/07/doom-gloom-berg/
So it goes

Playboy magazine has snagged an exclusive first serial from a new posthumously published book by Kurt Vonnegut.

The book is called “Armageddon and Other New and Unpublished Writings.”

Bonnie Soodek, serial rights editor at Putnam, said the new tome is to have a one-day laydown and a 175,000 first printing on April 1 - coinciding with the one-year anniversary of Vonnegut’s death.

The excerpt will appear in the April issue of Playboy, which hits newsstands next week.

Playboy landed the first serial rights with what is believed to have been a $25,000 offer.

Soodek wouldn’t confirm the figure, but said, “In a world of shrinking serial deals, it was a fabulous deal. Let’s just say that.”

Two other magazines tried to get it after Playboy had sewed it up.

“The excerpt is a first-person ac count of the fire bombing of Dres den,” said Playboy Editor Chris Na politano.

That experience was eventually the inspiration for one of Vonnegut’s most acclaimed novels, “Slaughterhouse Five.”

“It was coup for us,’ said Napolitano.
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[12 Mar 2008|02:41am]

butterfucker
Vonnegut mentions "weltscchmerz" in one of his books, I think it's God Bless You Mr. Rosewater but I could be wrong.
Anyone know about this?
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Hi [25 Dec 2007|03:50pm]

omega_privatim

I’m twenty-two girl from Poland, study Polish philology. First time I ‘met’ with Vonnegut was four-five years ago when I watched 'Breakfast of champions'. I was delighted with that film and wanted to read the novel. I couldn’t find it anywhere but I found 'Cat’s cradle' – and, although firstly I felt quite strange and was a little surprised, I fell in love with it very quick. I started to looking for Vonnegut everywhere I could and finally I found 'Breakfast'. Now, after few years, I suppose it was better that 'Breakfast' wasn’t my first Vonnegut’s novel. I could misunderstand it then or not appreciate it so much as it should be. 'Cat’s cradle' is more classical as a novel but it contains all what I love Vonnengut for. And bokononism is something what I still try to remember and think about when I read anything else.

I’m very glad I found this community and I can talk with you about one of my favourite writers. Vonnegut was and still is for me a special person and reading his books is the opportunity to find something new and important every time.

If there is anything wrong with my English, let me know. It’s not my mother tongue and I still learn it so I will appreciate every comment. I don’t want my posts to be incomprehensible because of my mistakes.

And by the way – Merry Christmas.

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advice from an old friend [29 Nov 2007|10:45am]

affectionjunkie
Kurt Vonnegut

Eight rules for writing fiction:
http://www.troubling.info/vonnegut.html

or I copied them into this post if you don't want to go to the linkCollapse )
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LMAO! [25 Nov 2007|01:25am]

akashasheiress
[ mood | cynical ]



FOX's passive-agressive take on Kurt a day after his death.

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happy birthday Mr. Vonnegut [11 Nov 2007|04:15pm]

2stepnk8
For Halloween I tried coming up with an original costume and thought that it would be fun to be a character from one of Vonnegut's books. Due to time constraints and the fact that it would be pretty impossible to resemble a toilet plunger, I passed on the Tralfamadorian idea and decided on a Bokononist. I whipped together a little "Books of Bokonon" which included the books, calypsos and a few more quotes. I was about to make a t-shirt that said "Live by the foma that make you brave, and kind, and healthy, and happy," but I realized the whole costume would be lost by everyone I would see. So I thought it would be better to keep that idea for an opportunity where it would be appreciated. Anyways... seeing as how it was Vonnegut's birthday I wanted to do some sort of tribute, so today I left the "Books of Bokonon" on a bench in town for someone to find. Just thought I'd share :}

picture of my books of bokononCollapse )
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Happy Armistice Day [11 Nov 2007|09:24pm]

akashasheiress
 

I will come to a time in my backwards trip when November eleventh, accidentally my birthday, was a sacred day called Armistice Day. When I was a boy, and when Dwayne Hoover was a boy, all the people of all the nations which had fought in the First World War were silent during the eleventh minute of the eleventh hour of Armistice Day, which was the eleventh day of the eleventh month.

It was during that minute in nineteen hundred and eighteen, that millions upon millions of human beings stopped butchering one another. I have talked to old men who were on battlefields during that minute. They have told me in one way or another that the sudden silence was the Voice of God. So we still have among us some men who can remember when God spoke clearly to mankind.

Armistice Day has become Veterans' Day. Armistice Day was sacred. Veterans' Day is not.

So I will throw Veterans' Day over my shoulder. Armistice Day I will keep. I don't want to throw away any sacred things.

- KV.

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[11 Nov 2007|02:13am]

cornerofnowhere
Happy Birthday, KV!

you are missed.
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