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Posted: Posted July 26th by Cruinn-Annuin
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Now that I've settled in at my new place, I've fallen victim to the perennial nightmare of collecting more shit.

A handful of Michael Moorcock because I'm still building my collection of the entirely-too-expansive Eternal Champion series; Wheelock's Latin and Alder's Practical Grammar of the Latin Language to supplement my Latin study; Campbell's The Power of Myth because it's just fun; the World of Warcraft Ultimate Visual Guide so I can understand some part of the Warcraft lore before I start playing WoW Classic; last but not least, Shea and Wilson's Illuminatus trilogy, a work of formidable esoteric and literary importance.

I am most looking forward to the Latin textbooks. Now that I'm in a much better living situation where I can control my time a lot better, I can seriously get into studying Latin.

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I am most looking forward to the Latin textbooks. Now that I'm in a much better living situation where I can control my time a lot better, I can seriously get into studying Latin.


Nice. I talked to a former PC volunteer. She told me that during service you will have a lot of free time. So she encouraged me to do the things that interested/ always wanted to do during that time. I am going to study french.

A handful of Michael Moorcock because I'm still building my collection of the entirely-too-expansive Eternal Champion series; Wheelock's Latin and Alder's Practical Grammar of the Latin Language to supplement my Latin study; Campbell's The Power of Myth because it's just fun; the World of Warcraft Ultimate Visual Guide so I can understand some part of the Warcraft lore before I start playing WoW Classic; last but not least, Shea and Wilson's Illuminatus trilogy, a work of formidable esoteric and literary importance.


Nice. Do you prefer physical or digital? I still need to purchase the complete set of the Expanse and Game of thrones for my kindle among other things.

Posted July 26th by S.O.H.
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S.O.H.
 

I prefer physical for multiple reasons, but there are certain benefits to digital that I can't deny. I'm definitely not elitist about physical media.

One of the things I'm going to do once my next paycheck comes in is get a cheap tablet that I can use for torrenting and reading digital books. The one that I had previously stopped working, possibly as a result of the massive amount of flour dust that permeated it as a consequence of using it at my workplace constantly.

Posted July 26th by Cruinn-Annuin
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You should add a copy of Sihler's New Comparative Grammar of Greek and Latin. That's a goody for a deeper look into the language and its history.

Posted July 26th by elemtilas
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You would love Musashi written about Japan's greatest samurai ever. Musashi Miyamoto's own text, The Book of Five Rings, would be delightful reading for a guy like that. A book like that, written from the perspective of a legendary warrior, instills the mindset of an assassin into the reader, with discipline, mindset, and perception needed to understand his thinking.

I'd recommend reading everything you can about Musashi. He's a legend, a role model, and an inspiration.

Posted July 27th by Post-Wall Olga
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I've already read the Book of Five Rings. I will probably re-read it again in the future, but don't hold your breath regarding the amount of importance that I ascribe to manuscripts. I take what pleases me from everything I read. I discard the bullshit, which is most of what other people have to say in these kind of tracts

Posted July 27th by Cruinn-Annuin
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If your online self is anything like your real self, I figured you'd love his book. You both seem devoted to the idea of always improving yourself, combat, enduring hardships, discipline etc.

Posted July 27th by Post-Wall Olga
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When I have a spare afternoon, I'll re-read it and we can have an in-depth conversation about it. I don't hate it, I'm just realistic about how important any given manuscript is to me. I don't swallow everything. I extract useful tools and move along.

Posted July 27th by Cruinn-Annuin
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Sounds nice. Would be interested in hearing your thoughts on his work if you look at it from a new perspective. It's probably a book that's best appreciated if you go into ith with a good understanding of Zen and Buddhism (not saying you lack an understanding of either, just emphasizing the improtance of those philosophies since they complement his work.)

Posted July 27th by Post-Wall Olga
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It's probably a book that's best appreciated if you go into it with a good understanding of Zen and Buddhism (not saying you lack an understanding of either, just emphasizing the improtance of those philosophies since they complement his work.)


I've also read the Tao Teh Ching and Zen in the Art of Archery, though that was years ago.

I'll be re-obtaining my old copy of the Book of Five Rings tomorrow.

How do you feel about Hagakure?

Posted July 27th by Cruinn-Annuin
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I bought a zoo

Posted August 9th by Matt Damon
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