Discussion in 'Survival Reading Room' started by dragonfly, Jul 15, 2009.

  1. dragonfly

    dragonfly Monkey+++

    Yup,...that's what I am.
    Seems anymore, every day lately I am asked did you read.....
    (The no.1 title spoken is one of JWR's novels......)
    I have not.
    No, I don't need to.....
    I don't care to.....
    Fiction is fiction and can be enjoyed, but lately, all I have read is a re-hash of the same old, same old....
    The names, and places are changed, but for the life of me, it's either every writer was born a twin with some sort of esp/mind reading capability-shared thought patterns, or there's a LOT of unintended plagarism going on.....
    Someone reads a book, decides it's time to write their own, but somehow the plots seem to parallel quite nicely.
    It's become redundant to the point I can't read one more "novel".
    Now if someone came up with another good BLOB plot, at least it would be interesting.....
    How about an "Invasion of the pickle people"?
    Now, I am a true 'dyed in the wool' survivalist.....
    But for the life of me, I cannot seem to get anything, anymore, from the same old story/plot.
    I can't even bear the thought now of watching a movie about survivalism....
    It's like "Rocky XXIV" the next, in a LONG line of depressing sequels!
    I have had people call me and ask: did you get to page so and so yet?
    No,.... why?
    And then I get an extended and revised rendition of what they think they just read....
    Or, maybe my ears are dyslexic!???
    Want a really good laugh?
    I have a contact in the military that is a Lt. Colonel, in the intel business, and he always refers to:
    "Well, James Wesley Rawles says...."
    JWR was a captain that resigned his commission....
    This guy is still active and going strong, but I seriously have my doubts about his abilities now!
    In fact, it's pretty sad........
    Maybe, we all live in a fantasy world of fictional events and characters, and can't evolve past that....
    It's gotten pretty bizarre!
  2. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn RIP 1/13/21

    I feel sorry for you. Yes, I am aware that the instant I said that, that you probably don't want to hear that sentiment. I myself agree that everything old is new again. I absorb enormous quanities of media, printed and electronic daily. I consider a day where I fail to actually learn something new to me to be a lost day in my life. I want to grow my mind and read and watch and listen to sources that I both agree and disagree with. One must know ones enemy to properly defend against them! Have you considered rereading some of the early books that truly shaped your mind. I have a vast library of such books. Have you considered the early "classics" or works of early well known writters? Will Rodgers, Mark Twain, James Fennimore Cooper, our founding fathers...... to me as i stated it would be inconceiveable not to have something worthwhile to read. JMHO of course
  3. dragonfly

    dragonfly Monkey+++

    I broke down and watched "The Magnificient Seven"!
    "Valdez is Coming"!
    Mind set on old westerns, where the good guys don't always wear white hats!
    Maybe I'll load up the old vcr with some John Wayne movies......
    "Rio Lobo" and "Rio Bravo".
    Instant gratification!???
  4. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn RIP 1/13/21

    Sounds like a most excellent plan to me. I love the old John Wayne movies! Seems like I always pick up on some detail I had not noticed before. Have a great day Dude!
  5. dragonfly

    dragonfly Monkey+++

    Back to the drawing board!
    I just read Tango's newest post!
    The entire thing and had to stop to rest the eyes 4 times in the process....
    I should have known better!
    Next: "PROZAC Nation".....
  6. overbore

    overbore Monkey++

    We watched Rooster Cogburn last night; found one major mistake in a saddle!

    Padded saddles were not made back then-- I think it was for Katy.

    Laus Deo

  7. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    No stamina for doom??? Gotta build up that doom tolerance slowly. Too much at once(+a closet full of firearms) could be fatal![boozingbuddies][boozingbuddies]
  8. dragonfly

    dragonfly Monkey+++

    Nah....Just needed a break, watch too much news and try to decipher what is truth and what is propoganda and smoke screen!
    (nice way to say B.S.)
    After a few hours of sleep I'm almost (but not quite) ready to do it all over one more time!
    Perhaps it is the human psyche, that gets to a point where the overload of information, coupled with certain doubts, concerns, and even fears, make us shut down?
    Even in what would be called sleep, there is a presence of a sort that continues on...
    At one time they were simply referred to as "flashbacks".....
    Well, I've managed to develop a new concentrated and improved version of that specific item...
    I refer it to as a "flashforward"....
    The ability to know that you are there, and only the names and faces have been changed, (to protect the mind?).
    Decidely, something I'd rather not do again.
    Now, that is what I call above and beyond twilight zone weird!
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