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As a kid I had a book, rather popular at the time and written for children, it was called "In a Dark, Dark Room and Other Scary stories", most kids knew the book. Anyway there was a version of the following story called "The Green Ribbon" with all the horror and detail of the original (and a little extra actually)... It amazes me this was ever a kids book by todays standards, but I'm glad I was raised in a time where kids werent sheltered to the point of absurdity.
#books #Literature #Scary #ScaryStories #horror #french #france
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While not exactly #newhere, I have been away from diaspora since such a long time now I was pleasantly surprised that this account still exists. My participation here wasn’t much even back earlier, but I’d like to change this. Perhaps a brief #introduction can help connect with relevant crowd better, so here it goes:
- a male in his 30's from #India, in a stable setup;
- a #Hindu, but not particularly religious or traditional. At various times, I have identified myself as atheist, religious, right wing, trad, - traditional, anti-theist, agnostic, ignostic/igtheist etc. At the moment I have stopped caring for these labels.
- an engineer, who, despite what my interests below may indicate, does no coding, nor builds anything;
- former knows-it-all, who still likes to dig a little;
- more of a skeptic/blunt critic, than trusting;
Hashtags that can get me interested to reading conversations here include:
- #politics #philosophy #religion
- #internet #p2p #decentralized #privacy
- #libreoffice #foss #freesoftware #opensource
- #books #blogs
- #question #help
While I am not above indulging in them, I’d like to avoid the following here:
- cats, dogs, other pets
- music, memes, sitcoms, movies, etc.
- food; including recipes, cooking and photography
Though bulk of my participation anywhere on the internet is through replies/comments, I’ll try to post regularly here. Just to make a few bookmarks through my posts, if nothing else.
Also, I am trying to figure out effective ways to bookmark stuff here. Can someone help me with that?
If you aren’t familiar with the concept, #GoodReads is an Amazon-owned social platform that integrates directly with their Kindle offering. #BookWyrm is an #opensource, #federated
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So the people who complain the most about their country and then try to find a new life in another country, are also the people who fuck up the most and then want to go back to their own country... the very country they complained and whined about to begin with. Grass isn't always greener on the other side I guess.
The charity lotteries were portrayed as giant scams (which they probably are, the ones hosting those lotteries sure manage to buy expensive stuff). This particular one in the story has huge similarities to our 'Postcodeloterij', a style of lottery where your zip code is the lottery number. I absolutely hate this one. Even if you didn't join in this scam, you know that "you lost the lottery" when the number falls on your zip code. It's a huge emotional blackmail for a lot of people so they join in anyway out of fear of missing the prize. It's just despicable, really. This lottery in the book manages to capture that sentiment extremely well, yigh! The author did a good job here.
There were a lot of subtle things in the book that I'm still trying to digest, but it was a pretty good read. I think I need to read something more happy next, less dystopian!
Je sais, je suis pas en avance… Préparation en cours pour la remise en état de ma maison après l’#inondation, c’est un peu compliqué #euphemisme ;)
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