I enjoy reading and contributing to AoM. But I find that every few minutes this site kicks my computer off of my home wifi. This never happens unless I have AoM open. If I close AoM my computer…Continue
"The last book that I re-read was "The Power of Habit" by Charles Duhigg. I read it five times this summer - it's that good (if you are into self-improvement).
I also try to read "Six Great Ideas" and "Ten…"
"In Texas, ALL of the work is memory, mouth to ear. I learned how to memorize in a more efficient way which helped me pass some pretty nasty tech certs.
Having said that, I have met several better men than I, Good Men that I want to become more…"
"I agree that these groups are way too quiet for supposedly being a forum dedicated to "manliness" rather than girly ground pounders.
I have the unreasoning bias of a parent or owner so my favorite plane is my Cherokee 160.
She is all torn…"
"I do believe that the concept was that the mourning was the cost of the protagonist's understanding and empathy.
In addition, it did become apparent that there existed no requirement to destroy the civilization upon the Homeworld of the…"
"I was going to recommend Robert Rodriguez film debut El Mariachi which is in Mexican but it involves drug dealers and what not, it is quite good and the protagonist isn't involved with drugs but it does involve some chasing and a case of…"
"I like'em treading somewhere in the middle, like the American / Hollywood version of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.
Otherwise I prefer to lean towards non-mainstream. Not necessarily edgy; just non-mainstream.
It's a question of…"
"I thought it was a good story, but the ending sucked where the kid mourned the aliens. While it is true that we should understand other's motivations for acting the way they do. If they don't think I should live for whatever…"
"Personally, I feel I am now better able to keep my passions within due bounds. When I was going through the degrees I had no idea what this meant. Now this is probably the single most important lesson I learned so far. This single…"
"I think for some men it's the only place that they experience brotherhood - get the chance to do some service work that isn't a huge sacrifice, offers the chance to be around a big group of men to see how other men conduct…"
"I was 19 when I petitioned. The state just passed the year before to lower the age to 19 making me the youngest member of my home lodge. I was convinced by the members there that the Grand Master's one day class was best way to go about it. I…"
"For me it works like this. I think in sentences. The process of improving sentences is called editing. I improve my thinking by editing my mental sentences. I do this by writing them down on paper and correcting…"
"Crime + Punishment is Suburbia (2000) I like films that are unpredictable and this one qualifies. Also, at about one hour and eighteen minutes into this film there is the best description of guilt that I have ever heard."
"Mainly comes when there is a change towards mainstream for the fandom. D&D took off hugely in the last 3 years thanks to Game of Thrones, Critical Role, and other shows that have vastly increased the number of people getting into the hobby. Same…"
"Understandably? Why understandably? I can think of plenty of sub-cultures in similar situations that nonetheless welcome noobies so long as the latter demonstrate a certain respect in regards to the sub-culture itself."
"I have always been on the skinny side. I just end up with an extra layer on. It may just be a simple fact that you need a few extra layers.
As to friends drifting away. I hit that when my son was born. All my friends did not…"
There is also, understandably, a culture of exclusion in most fandom-type groups, against great numbers of incoming "fans." Nobody wants their hobby invaded by poseurs and wannabes. This is exacerbated when those wannabes not only think…"
"I admit I don't know anything about that. But the movie, on its own, was simply terrible. Not terrible because it was cramming feminism down anyone's throat, though, because IMO that never happened at any point in the movie. It was just…"
"With GB, the politics was in the choice of director and the casting, and in the extra-curricular statements and press. Not in the script. Mostly. It certainly wasn't an "assumption", though. It was said outright.