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"...the primary focus of all obstacles is to induce labor, so progression can be born." - LiL C

"oh dear god. Please be more irresponsible". - Claire

"Shame on us if we agree all the time." -KP

"Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage." — Laozi - AmorEst

July 30th, 2010: idoltime correctly identified Fernando San Emeterio out of the Spainish National Team Line-up and there was much rejoicing.

#20 Luuuuuuuuuuuuke! #20

"idol’s ubiquitous knowledge" -1342

She'll be right.

"I think what motivates people is not great hate, but great love for other people." - Huey P. Newton

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Countdown to Junk - January 24th,25th, 26th, and.. 27th? 2011

So isn't it crazy when you find yourself counting down to something? The daily Junk Drawer (JD) or Off-Topic Forum (OTF) fanpost is the place for true off-topic conversation and people's random...


Solstice Junk - 12-21-2010

Those who expect moments of change to be comfortable and free of conflict have not learned their history.


Called Out Junk - 12-12-2010

So it's time to start breaking the rules. The daily Junk Drawer (JD) fanpost is the place for true off-topic conversation and people's random thoughts.. with a goal to foster community and people...


Blown Up Junk - 12-6-2010

So is blowing it up something everyone is looking forward to now? The daily Junk Drawer (JD) fanpost is the place for true off-topic conversation and people's random thoughts.. with a goal to...


Spirit of '77 Junk - December*First*Twenty-Aught-Ten

So I think we all need to think back to the good times.. The daily Junk Drawer (JD) fanpost is the place for true off-topic conversation and people's random thoughts.. with a goal to foster...


A Junk to Give: 11/24-25/2010

So... holidays.. we meet again. The daily Junk Drawer (JD) fanpost is the place for true off-topic conversation and people's random thoughts.. with a goal to foster community and people have really...


Hedgehog's Dilemma Junk - venti e ventuno november 2010

So how do you write a letter to someone you think is going to want to kill you. The daily Junk Drawer (JD) fanpost is the place for true off-topic conversation and people's random thoughts.. with a...


Magna Res - eleven-eleven-two-aught-ten JD

So, uhh, usually I don't this but, uhh, go ahead and break 'em off with a lil' preview of the remix.


Mind Left Body Junk - Third Evening of November 2010

So let's turn this junk up a notch.


This Old Junk - October twentiseventh of twooughtten

So every day, everyday people walk the line between right and wrong.


∴ ∨ ∵ JD ⊆ 10-24-2010

So I didn't have anything to say, just like making junk at 3:33


Putting Junk Behind You Drawer - 10.20.2010

So I don't think this is working out... but it's not you; it's me...


I Hate This JD (with a poll about hate) - October 13th-14th Two-aught-Ten

So what's up with all the hating going on?


Genki Drawer - 10-11-2010

So is everyone bright, vibrant, and full of life today? if you can read this then you are impervious to my secret message attempts


Lasts Junk 10-03-2010

So what is it with people who want to get the last comment in a junk drawer?


Victory Junk - 9ⁿ26ⁿ2010

So I am padding my stats like crazy! 


Wilde Junk - 24th of September, 2010

So let's get Wilde! Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead. The consciousness of loving and being loved brings a warmth and richness to life...


Puzzling Junk - 9.21-22.2010

So, I've been playing Maniac Mansion for the first time in awhile, and I can't quite remember everything. 


Junk of Circumstance - 9.13-14.2010

so do you believe coincidences are random or synchronous?


Mores Junk - 9.7.2010

So making your own JD is easier than ever!


Let Junk Burn - 09-03-2010

So when the party ain't jumpin' like it used to let it burn..


Junk Moar 8-30-2010

So weddings are fun, but they sure are a lot of work when you're in 'da party'. Fortunately, most of the work just involves hanging around for pictures and keeping the groom at least as altered as...


In My Junk, I love you all - 8.24.2010

So, this junk drawer is a place for "people's random thoughts" on any family appropriate topic you have!


Milestone Junk - Friday the 13th, August 2010

So... this is my 50th post, I just completed my 25,000th comment, and I am closing in on my second year in BEdge.


Free Junk Drawer - 8-9-2010

So this junk drawer is dedicated to all my homies got sent up the river...


That's Junk Drawer 8-4-2010

So four months ain't what it used to be...

OT:First BE Bookclub Discussion Thread - Last Days

  1. About two weeks ago, a few of us in the Junk Drawer decided to start the first unofficial Blazersedge bookclub. The first book that was read by the bookclub was Last Days by Brian Evenson. If you read any further in this thread, this book will have been SPOILED for you. You have been warned. But anybody who reads the book is welcome to contribute to the conversation. If you like the idea of taking part in the bookclub's next book discussion, it will be “Norwegian Wood” by Haruki Murakami. More information to follow. Each person who reads the book should feel free to post what you felt about reading this and what the experience was like for you. If you want to dig deeper, go ahead. I've made a few simple questions that could be used to get people started. If other people have points and questions, just bring them up. Then we can discuss with one another to understand each of our points and see what kind of conversation happens. And please try and keep it civil (the person I'm referring to knows I'm talking to them).
  2. Evenson clearly minimizes the details he provides in this book. Nil information outside the scope of the story is included and information that might have been included in the story was even left out. The characters are flat, and the scenes are void of details. The Introduction describes some of the dialog as "knockabout minimalist ping-pong". Even the disturbing imagery of mutilations and amputations are told in a straight-to-the-point manner with almost nothing embellished. How would you characterize the effect that this minimization of detail had on your experience reading Last Days?
  3. The story beings with Kline as a man less than himself and not even interested in leaving his bed most of the time. But he was hopeful enough to think that things were bound to improve. is thrust through an increasing impossible series of feats on the way through his eventual masscre of both "cults". During this ending, he wonders at first if he can possibly come out of this still human. At the end, he's just running and wondering 'What Next?' Is there any point at which Evenson gives you a thought or a detail about Kline to make you identify with this transformation he experiences? Is there any way to relate to Kline as a character or his experiences to your life? Explain how your answer affected the way your understood the point of the book.
  4. One of the repeated images we are greeted by is that of a locked door and needing to be allowed entrance into (and often out of) places. Not only do we see this in both of the "cult strongholds" but Kline even has to deal with this at his own home when returning without his keys. There were even other less literal and yet less subtle ways in which access to more required a specific process for admittance (i.e., access to the knowledge Kline). The rigidness of ritual in the order highlights this, but Evenson makes a deliberate choice to continue to put human barriers between each next step that Kline will do. Discuss how effective this theme was in drawing you towards what you believe Evenson's aim was in writing it.
  5. Did you imply any reason from Evenson as to why Kline couldn't keep from "embellishing" himself further into the "investigation". Despite always being clearly interested in ending it, he continually re-engages and finds himself needing to dig further. How did this read to you? Did it feel like merely part of the necessity of moving plot or did you take something else from trying to understand why Kline behaved the way he did throughout this story?

The Junk Size Matters Drawer - 7/31/2010 (with big poll)

This is junk about how us and sort of how we categorize one another. VOTE in the biggest poll ever! Make your "voice" "heard"!


Junk Out Of Time Drawer - 7/25/2010

Today is the Day Out Of Time. Junk?


Some Junk For End Of July 14, 2010

It's just junk, it's not supposed to make sense.

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