GQ magazine is not worth reading

April 23, 2018, 11:47 am

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The debate "GQ magazine is not worth reading" was started by Najam1 on April 23, 2018, 11:47 am. 13 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 4 people are on the disagree side. People are starting to choose their side. It looks like most of the people in this community are on the agreeing side of this statement.

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Najam1, devindel and 11 visitors agree.
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I believe there is some basis for them in mythology, but the modern idea of what an orc is was created by Tolkien.

1 month ago

I might be mistakened but I'm pretty sure LoTR's author was the one that made up orcs. though I could be wrong.

1 month ago
Nemiroff
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I could confidently say that 90% of DnD is not LoTR, DnD is huge and has way more world, way more species, way more stories....

however, mind totally blown, didn't realize LoTR was so old. it definitely influenced alot of DnD's core concepts.

1 month ago

considering LOTR was published in the 50s and dungeons and dragons came out in the 70s, I don't see how you could come to that conclusion. it would be more accurate to say that 90% of dungeons and dragons is LOTR. Although Gary gygax says it isn't.

1 month ago
Nemiroff
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90% of that world was dungeons and dragons

1 month ago
neveralone
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true though he did do well at making an entire new world and species. though I am not so interested in where they get all there smoking tabacco and onther miniscule details, I know there are people into that. but a bit back on point I would say it doesn't belong on this list.

1 month ago

oh right, clearly did not fully register what you were saying.

I loved the Lord of the Rings. they're great books. however I had things I didn't like about them too. Tolkien got WAY too into his descriptions of nature. his description of Lorien is like 3 times longer than the battle of helms deep.

there are also lots of things that just don't get explained. for example, what is the watcher in the water? What exactly is Tom Bombadil?

1 month ago
neveralone
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it's a list for books not worth reading when Lord of the rings is definitely a great book.

1 month ago

why shouldn't Lord of the rings be on the list? they're great. it has heavily affected alot of modern literature. it's also very religious if you read into it. Sauron is basically a demon who works for the devil (melkor).

1 month ago

doing a quick skim I would say this guy is going to have some rough times. haha. also Lord of the rings shouldn't be on that list. the others also seem to be good books but lengthy. maybe he would prefer short stories? personally I like doctor suess. haha. of course everyone can have an opinion though ussually insulting a core peice of someone's religion ussually doesn't end well. out of curiosity how are demecrats reacting? Republicans will basically say this is an outrage and make a bunch of noise and do nothing about it but I'm curious how the demecrats will do since if this was any other religion they would shun him. though again he can have his own opinion we just have to try, he got the part of us not following it right though, and do what we are supposed to do.

1 month ago
neveralone
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I assume you are not into mythology? I obviously don't think it is but I find mythology interesting though ussually brutal and a great tool to see how civilizations of old lived. personally I think Psalms Job and revelations are some good reading material though revelations would probably be interesting only if you believe it to be true.

1 month ago
Najam1
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The one I am referring to has the ability to create a human, so there is no doubt that one can create a mere book if he wants to.

1 month ago
Najam1
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The words of the Almighty God are in the Bible, but he himself escaped it's confines. The problem is people limit him and his words to the Bible, while he never sat down and wrote that himself.

1 month ago

I can't claim I've ever read GQ magazine, so I can't really say. but I have read a significant portion of the Bible. it is poorly written and contradicts itself all over the place. if you believe it is the word of God the you should read it. if not, it isn't a very interesting read.

1 month ago

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2018/04/23/gq-magazine-puts-bible-list-classic-books-not-worth-reading/541325002/

1 month ago
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