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JP
PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2003 5:50 pm  Reply with quote

now some of this stuff can get boring but alot it has a good storyline to keep the reader interested
( i will add movies because many of them do have good philisophical points)
-PLato's the republic
- The prince (by machiavelli "the theorist of evil"
- 1984 (george orwell)
-farhenheit 451
- ghost in the shell (the movie)
-Memento(another movie)
- Matrix (of course)
-animatrix( duH)
- akira (the book has more than the movie)
-watch the evangelion series but sometimes the subtitles can be a pain in the @ss
-thats all for now but im still reading and may add some more
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morph
PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2003 12:21 am  Reply with quote

A couple of books (techno sci-fi) that obviously influenced Wachowski bros:

'Neuromancer' - William Gibson
'Snow Crash' - Neal Stephenson

both a great read.
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Jana Stormraven
PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2003 3:41 pm  Reply with quote

'morph' - have you read "Pattern Recognition" by William Gibson? if so, is it any good in comparance with "Neuromancer", because i could not get into it and has put me off Gibson...even though i am told he is "very good"
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5th_degree_of_abstraction
PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2003 6:58 pm  Reply with quote

Try the Art of War by Sun Tzu. Although about warfare, when given enough abstraction, it can be applied to nearly every aspect of every day life
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nightbeest77
PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2003 11:06 am  Reply with quote

ive been rewatching a bunch of my huge anime archive lately and can reccomend a few more good series:

Hellsing
Ranma 1/2
Outlaw Star
Lupin III

these are all quite good in their own way, though Lupin III is hard to find anwhere. and if you want descriptions, just ask and ill put them up
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Datura
PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2003 9:57 pm  Reply with quote

Cowboy Bebop. :)

Neuromancer by William Gibson.

Neal Asher books. Another great SF/Cyberpunkish modern writer.

Baudrillard, of course.

Ghost in the Shell Mangas are miles better than the movie, the same goes for Akira. I was vaguely disappointed with the filmic versions of both.

Lord of the Rings, of course!

Oh, and anything by China Mieville. His stuff is so out there it'll blow your mind, though you have to be pretty open to read Perdido St Station. A lot of people can't get past the first part about the weird lovers... hehehe.
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nightbeest77
PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2003 8:13 am  Reply with quote

hey how many volumes are akira and GITS? just so i got my numbers right

and another great series:
Vandread
Vandread Second Stage

both are so politically incorrect its hillarious, and they sum up a bunch of things on perception and raising with beliefs. just thought i'd throw that out.
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thoth87
PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2003 3:58 pm  Reply with quote

fine, we'll just throw Rouruni Kenshin into the can and forget about it's sweetness..

but whatever.

oh, and let's throw some Trigun out there...

fine, they might not help you wax philisophical much, but they ARE super-sweet!
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nightbeest77
PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2003 9:28 am  Reply with quote

yeah, i WILL have the sweet ass cross thing by the time im 45....I MUST!!!
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mimo
PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2003 1:46 pm  Reply with quote

Donnie Darko was a terrific film.

I'll add more film and books soon.
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nightbeest77
PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2003 3:01 pm  Reply with quote

well i finally watched Neon Genesis Evangelion recently. a2000a re-encoded the old subs and videos to UNGODLY good quality. go to a2000a.com to download them....NOW!!!!!

i dont like the way the series ends too much, but its got some great stuff in there in the beginning and middle. but i guess i dont like it cause it just doesnt have the ending that i look for and like.
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thoth87
PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2004 4:43 pm  Reply with quote

yea...

that' d be hilarious.

but then she'd yell at me...

and you...

and sky...

and everyone else...

oh well. she did give some life to this place, eh?
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Lucas Caligua
PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2004 5:37 pm  Reply with quote

Go Rin No Sho by Miyamoto Musashi. Similar to the art of war in that it's a combat manual that can be applied to other aspects of life (especially the fifth book, the book of nothingness).

The Teachings of Don Juan (and its subsequent sequels) by Carlos Castaneda.
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thoth87
PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2004 3:17 pm  Reply with quote

Go Rin No Sho, the Book of Five rings. Good read, good read.
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