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by Nattlinnen
Sun Aug 19, 2012 7:22 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: What does a 21st Century Library Look Like?
Replies: 24
Views: 6336

Re: What does a 21st Century Library Look Like?

MarkSmash wrote:In terms of architecture, what should it look like? What aesthetics would you consider important for its interior?


The most beautiful library is the Phillips Exeter Academy Library. The second most beautiful is Stockholm Public Library. Conclusion: Round and square forms in harmony.
by Nattlinnen
Sat Jul 21, 2012 10:53 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Carnivale
Replies: 13
Views: 3974

Re: Carnivale

Sprocket wrote:Still haven't gotten a chance to finish this.

finnish it. it's worth it.
by Nattlinnen
Thu Oct 20, 2011 9:27 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?
Replies: 1824
Views: 478147

Re: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stu

Eating cold bule cheese pizza and reading Decamerone! :D (and really, sucky sex jokes seems to be timeless)
by Nattlinnen
Sat Oct 15, 2011 1:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0964: "Dorm Poster"
Replies: 155
Views: 43107

Re: 0964: "Dorm Poster"

Btw, all the cool kids has this poster also ;)

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by Nattlinnen
Sat Oct 15, 2011 1:41 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Top 10 Artists
Replies: 248
Views: 164227

Re: Top 10 Artists

Top ten based on my liking, not my thoughts on quality. They are in no specific order.

The Clash
Owen Pallett
Arcade Fire
The Knife
Talking Heads
David Bowie
Patti Smith
Public Enemy
Sonic Youth
Kraftwerk
by Nattlinnen
Fri Oct 14, 2011 8:28 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Buffy The Vampire Slayer (And Spinoffs)
Replies: 126
Views: 35558

Re: Buffy The Vampire Slayer (And Spinoffs)

All Angel seasons are a blur for me. Buffy had a clearer structure. Granted, I've seen buffy 3/4 times (and some season more, s3,5,6) and Angel only once. Regarding Angel, everything (not really) was great but the symbolic sex... :| (and it's even worse in buffy season 8 )
by Nattlinnen
Fri Oct 14, 2011 8:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0964: "Dorm Poster"
Replies: 155
Views: 43107

Re: 0964: "Dorm Poster"

Never buy CDs. Vinyls on the other hand, they are a work of art worth being poor for.
by Nattlinnen
Tue Sep 27, 2011 9:33 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books you like that no one else has heard of
Replies: 88
Views: 20629

Re: Books you like that no one else has heard of

For some unknown reason people haven't read "Something Happened" by Joseph Heller even though they LOVE his more famous book "Catch 22". Read it! Also, I should keep ranting about Willy Kyrklund, a Swedish writer. I don't think his work is translated to English but some of it can...
by Nattlinnen
Fri Sep 23, 2011 9:23 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The radical idea that women are people
Replies: 3259
Views: 305904

Re: The radical idea that women are people

It would just be reeeeeally nice if we could just say something like "this is what people who have been raped face every single day..." It does happen to men. I know, and generally agree. However I still think there is still a place for a focus on the rape culture against women as it's no...
by Nattlinnen
Fri Sep 23, 2011 9:12 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The radical idea that women are people
Replies: 3259
Views: 305904

Re: The radical idea that women are people

I guess this is the thread for this picture.
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by Nattlinnen
Sat Aug 27, 2011 9:37 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Your last and next concert?
Replies: 438
Views: 204882

Re: Your last and next concert?

Last watched Arcade Fire at Popaganda, Stockholm, Sweden. Next show, unknown, if I gather cash and motivation, The Specials.
by Nattlinnen
Mon Jul 25, 2011 7:48 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Explosion in Oslo
Replies: 173
Views: 27775

Re: Explosion in Oslo

There has to be some significance to the fact that he attacked what he saw as those that allow immigration and not the immigrants themselves. What that significance is, I have no idea. Well, while he hated Islam he hated the Social Democrats just as much, for disassembling Norway. Extreme hatred to...
by Nattlinnen
Sun Jul 24, 2011 7:59 pm UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Recommend me an awesome graphic novel
Replies: 232
Views: 128100

Re: Recommend me an awesome graphic novel

Jorpho wrote:I don't suppose you've read Tintin and Alph-Art? I'm intrigued by the Wikipedia account of the unofficial pastiche and keep meaning to track it down sometime.


I'm not sure if I've read it, probably not. I recognize the title but that's all.
by Nattlinnen
Sun Jul 24, 2011 3:33 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 9561
Views: 1178948

Re: What are you listening to?

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Bootleg LP of Kraftwerk in Firenze 1981 bought in Barcelona. Good quality audience recording for 24€. I'm content.
by Nattlinnen
Sun Jul 24, 2011 2:31 pm UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Recommend me an awesome graphic novel
Replies: 232
Views: 128100

Re: Recommend me an awesome graphic novel

Jorpho wrote:Do Tintin and Asterix count as graphic novels? Their rabid popularity exists for a reason.

They at least count as comic (was the term Graphic Novel coined when they were published?). I like both but Tintin is the better of them. Totally amazing! Blue Lotus is my favourite, such details.
by Nattlinnen
Fri Jul 08, 2011 7:01 pm UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Recommend me an awesome graphic novel
Replies: 232
Views: 128100

Re: Recommend me an awesome graphic novel

Started reading Fun Home yesterday. 70 pages in it's one of the most amazing literary experience for me. Non chronological but strong and confident plot. Philosophical and ambitious. I'm amazed.

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by Nattlinnen
Fri Jul 08, 2011 4:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0922: "Fight Club"
Replies: 124
Views: 25705

Re: 0922: "Fight Club"

Agreed. Watched it exactly one time. Didn't like it. Cheesy unfitting use of "Where is my mind?", boring twist (oh, he is ---, cool twist...). Surely it had intention to do something great but it failed. Falls in the category bad good movies.

edit: maybe I shouldn't spoil.
by Nattlinnen
Sun Jul 03, 2011 10:27 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Socialist literature
Replies: 40
Views: 40026

Re: Socialist literature

If you are interested in a marxist view on history the following books would be of interest: Capitalism and Slavery - Important history literature. Written by Eric Williams in 1944. Also interested to read a quite old yet modern work of history. Can be acquired freely from Archive.org How Europe und...
by Nattlinnen
Fri Jun 24, 2011 10:08 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 9561
Views: 1178948

Re: What are you listening to?

Televiosn cover of Knocking on Heavens Door (Live) - I'm content.
by Nattlinnen
Thu Jun 16, 2011 12:55 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 9561
Views: 1178948

Re: What are you listening to?

be my wife - david bowie

with a tear or two
by Nattlinnen
Thu Jun 02, 2011 2:09 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: RIP Gil Scott-Heron
Replies: 4
Views: 1709

Re: RIP Gil Scott-Heron

Sad thing. Who'll pay reperations on my soul is a damn great track.
by Nattlinnen
Mon May 23, 2011 9:16 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Rape Culture (Obvious Trigger Warning)
Replies: 608
Views: 97179

Re: Rape Culture (Obvious Trigger Warning)

The only problem I see with using Rape Culture as a term to describe a culture which in some way endorse rape is that even more encouraging cultures lack a word. E.g. a culture with a fairly moderate view on rape, some endorsing mostly in pop culture but here and there nestled into the juridical sys...
by Nattlinnen
Mon May 23, 2011 8:45 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Great Recommendation Thread (Movie, TV, Anime, Cartoon)
Replies: 317
Views: 179308

Re: The Great Recommendation Thread (Movie, TV, Anime, Carto

Can anyone recommend a good Swedish film? Here are some I've seen recently that I really enjoyed: Män som hatar kvinnor, Flickan som lekte med elden, Luftslottet som sprängdes, Ondskan, Fucking Åmål, Smultronstället, and Låt den rätte komma in Fucking Åmål <3 Try: En Kärlekshistoria (A Swedish Love...
by Nattlinnen
Mon May 23, 2011 8:27 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: History Books (Non-Fiction and novel) - Literary Canon
Replies: 13
Views: 4539

Re: History Books (Non-Fiction and novel) - Literary Canon

Without any regards to taste I'll rabble books that interested me in the historical field. All on the topic of Africa. General History of Africa - Complied at the initiative of UNESCO it's an all covering series of book regarding the African continent from the very beginning to the very end. I've re...
by Nattlinnen
Mon May 23, 2011 8:00 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 9561
Views: 1178948

Re: What are you listening to?

Louie Louie. This time by The Clash. Hurray!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9cjnqzUoE4
by Nattlinnen
Mon May 23, 2011 3:35 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Colonialism and Education
Replies: 23
Views: 3636

Re: Colonialism and Education

On a personal level, I can't help but get the feeling that the implication is that as a South African of European descent, I'm not a real South African, but I do follow the reasoning, thanks both for explaining. I get that, and for me without any colonial experience (cultural or directly) it's hard...
by Nattlinnen
Mon May 23, 2011 3:19 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Colonialism and Education
Replies: 23
Views: 3636

Re: Colonialism and Education

Zamfir sums it up quite nicely. Settler colonialism is a tricky matter and I can't say my knowledge is great in that matter. However this is my reasoning regarding the nature of South Africa / Cape Colony /Boer States 1) The white population was large, yet always a tiny fraction of the whole populat...
by Nattlinnen
Sat May 21, 2011 9:49 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Colonialism and Education
Replies: 23
Views: 3636

Re: Colonialism and Education

On this topic I'm party ideological blinded but I try to see through that, but still, it frightens me how George W Bush can say that U.S.A. freed the Filipino people from Colonialism rather than just change the lord from Spain to the US. :roll: The United States planned to grant independence to the...
by Nattlinnen
Sat May 21, 2011 7:52 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Colonialism and Education
Replies: 23
Views: 3636

Re: Colonialism and Education

Colonialism can not merely be reduced to series of atrocities and certainly not equated to the Holocaust. Agreed it's not just a series of atrocities, it's also a economic system, a system of power and of thought. However, the atrocities were there and can be compared to the Holocaust (not equated)...
by Nattlinnen
Fri May 20, 2011 8:17 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Colonialism and Education
Replies: 23
Views: 3636

Re: Colonialism and Education

Thanks for the link lutzj and the share of memories Eowiel. Much appreciated :)
by Nattlinnen
Fri May 20, 2011 2:46 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Colonialism and Education
Replies: 23
Views: 3636

Re: Colonialism and Education

Thanks a lot for the help! My idea for the essay is to describe the need to place the atrocities of colonialism in the common mind in a way similar to the Holocaust in order to avoid a repeating of the history. People should be aware of the deaths colonialism caused and to some extent still cause. T...
by Nattlinnen
Fri May 20, 2011 7:45 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Colonialism and Education
Replies: 23
Views: 3636

Colonialism and Education

Good day dear XKCDs! I'm about to write a short essay on the topic of colonialism in Africa, or more precisely, the lack of education on colonialism paving the way for a negative historical revisionism. However, as Sweden, where I've received my education, only had meagre colonial possessions I can'...
by Nattlinnen
Mon May 16, 2011 8:25 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 9561
Views: 1178948

Re: What are you listening to?

"I can hear the heart beating as one" with Yo La Tengo.
by Nattlinnen
Mon Apr 25, 2011 10:01 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Becasue we all like to SMILE
Replies: 49
Views: 7729

Re: Becasue we all like to SMILE

by Nattlinnen
Mon Apr 25, 2011 3:27 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Motivational Music
Replies: 3
Views: 1617

Re: Motivational Music

I'm waiting for the man is my inspiration track. Not similar to Disturbed though.
by Nattlinnen
Mon Apr 25, 2011 3:25 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 9561
Views: 1178948

Re: What are you listening to?

I never got into Public Enemy, but I probably should. Yea, you really should! Start with "It takes a nation of million to hold us back"! And if you want some to tears fine sampling, check "Show 'em watcha got" Freedom is a road seldom travelled by the multitude. Now, Blister in ...
by Nattlinnen
Sun Apr 24, 2011 9:24 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 9561
Views: 1178948

Re: What are you listening to?

More Nick Cave in general is needed.

Now Public Enemy though, Show 'em watcha got.
by Nattlinnen
Sun Apr 24, 2011 9:11 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Recommend a Free eBook
Replies: 4
Views: 2843

Re: Recommend a Free eBook

How Europe Underdeveloped Africa - Walter Rodney. Whether your a marxist or not, it's still an interesting take on Africa's and Europe's common history. How Africa developed Europe with resources and slaves, and how Europe underdeveloped Africa with unfair trade and colonialism. http://www.marxistsf...
by Nattlinnen
Sat Apr 23, 2011 6:15 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 9561
Views: 1178948

Re: What are you listening to?

Your Funeral... My Trial - Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
by Nattlinnen
Fri Apr 22, 2011 7:35 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books you never finished
Replies: 280
Views: 169430

Re: Books you never finished

Something Happened - Joseph Heller. Wonderful book which I have never been able to finish due to lack of time/concentration. I love it though.

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