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    Sci Fi recommendations

    Yeah the first tale is great, it goes so deep into the book and you're just thinking fuck, is this the whole thing? Then you find out the (horrific, amazing) fate of Paul Duré and bam, back to the overworld. There's so many threads left hanging, just... all threads! Going to really savour the second one.
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    Sci Fi recommendations

    I finished Hyperion. I can see why people like it, it's bloody excellent. Fantastically imaginative with a plot that flows so easily it's a pleasure to read. The Canterbury Tales format works so well. Dan Simmons makes it seem effortless, perhaps because occasionally a clunking bit of prose slips through, it's like he's just bashing out a first draft. So many influences in there (and stuff that others have taken influence from), it's like a proper sci-fi melting pot. Loved it and can't wait to start the second.
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    Adventure Time With Finn and Jake

    It just does this so effortlessly. AND the abrupt end of episode jokes are outstanding around that era. My favourite is at the end of the episode where Finn & Jake have to fight a massive creature called (I think) The Barn, I've looked for a youtube clip before but can't find it! It's sort of pointless explaining what it is as it's not at all funny out of context. Almost impossible to choose a favourite episode. Some of my favourites are the Fiona & Cake episodes. The first one is completely unexplained and every character is gender swapped (including in the titles, such detail). Some time later it's explained what is going on and the (I think) final one goes inception and is just absolutely brilliant. The Grables episodes are also all 100% amazing. Oooh after I watch season 9 I might just start watching them again.
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    Food Prepping

    I'm soon going to be living near Oxford Mon-Fri in a house which has quite a small kitchen, so yet another reason to start doing this.
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    Vegetarian / Vegan recipes

    It gives a similar sort of texture to pulled pork. It doesn't taste like pulled pork!
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    The Official Iain M Banks Thread

    I'd give it a go if I could make my bedroom sound system play it. I usually listen to this: http://somafm.com/missioncontrol/
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    Take A Pic Of Your Dinner!

    Looks nice but I have to query "blow it".
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    Adventure Time With Finn and Jake

    Shit I thought season 8 was the last! With the island stuff! There's another 2 seasons?? Adventure time is the best. I think it peaked at season 5 but it's still superb.
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    Vegetarian / Vegan recipes

    YES! I found the follow your heart veganaise there the other week and oh God it is so good! It actually tastes like mayonnaise unlike most of the other brands about which are mostly revolting. I bought a tiny pot of Mr Organic vegan mayo for £4.50 or something at a local vegan type shop and it was utterly awful I threw it in the bin immediately. Haven't seen the cheese you mentioned at my local, they have starts stocking violife though which I'm pleased with as I quite like it.
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    The Official Iain M Banks Thread

    Haha, I was sober as a judge actually! It's totally true, when I'm trying to drift off my mind just goes there for some reason. I've talked about it before but that book is just an absolute tour de force of imagery and ideas that capture the imagination.
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    Good crisp bad crisp

    Who is it that does a beef and mustard flavour? Brannigans? Are they still around? If so I'd counterpoint that they are better.
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    The Smoking and BBQ thread

    The Pitmasters/Deep-fried masters crossover was inevitable.
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    Vegetarian / Vegan recipes

    Sounds like something from the Bosh cookbook. The Bosh guys are a little bit annoying but their recipes are dynamite, once I'm done with exams I am going to go through that book.
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    The Official Iain M Banks Thread

    It feels like my imagination is shit these days, compared to when I was younger. It used to be that I would imagine being on a spaceship, or a submarine or something cool when I was lying in bed trying to go to sleep, I found it really relaxing. I can't do it anymore, nothing really comes to mind. What often does though, is one particular part from feersum endjinn which describes the death of a spotter stationed many kilometers up on some flying buttress or something overlooking the engineer's chapel. I imagine that lonely freezing dude up there with his telescope and, weirdly, it helps me sleep.
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    Game On - "Tea Martin"

    The title sequence for this is the most 90s thing in existence. It's like being in a hot tub with the Bluetones.

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