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  1. Kingpin

    Official Mixed Martial Arts Thread

    And the main event is off, Whittaker has a hernia. https://www.cbssports.com/mma/news/ufc-234-fight-card-robert-whittaker-hernia-out-of-middleweight-title-defense-vs-kelvin-gastelum/
  2. His voice is annoying definitely, but he's a good writer and his podcast efforts so far have been interesting. I signed up anyway - found a cheap returning user deal and got Limmy's book with my credit. 2 episodes into the Ronson podcast - decent so far. First episode is all setup of what happened and the people involved in August/Mercedes' life. Second episode starts to get going with some background industry nastiness, family interviews, conflicting stories and so on.
  3. Has anyone listened to the new Jon Ronson one - The Last Days of August? I don’t have a subscription right now, might sign up to grab this.
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    Official Mixed Martial Arts Thread

    GSP has had controversies regarding greasing so his record isn’t 100% squeaky clean. I think it’s because of the allegations against GSP that corner men are no longer allowed to apply vaseline. I love GSP and all but the greasing thing seems to be completely forgotten. It’s less extreme than PEDs but still, it’s there.
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    Into the Breach - #perfectforswitch

    I’m new to this as well. I hit about 10 hours of playtime before I bought a new squad. Now I’m deep into it again with the rusted hulks. I was having a good run last night before I realised it was 1.30am and I really needed to go to bed. Really hits the same spot as advance wars but in digestible chunks. I have a lot of work travel coming up and this is definitely getting installed on my work laptop to pass away the hours travelling.
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    Official Mixed Martial Arts Thread

    It says a lot that they’re moving a whole event on short notice to another city to keep Jones on the card. Christmas must be cancelled in the ufc office this year.
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    Kindle shop Recommendations

    American Psycho - Bret Easton Ellis - £1.19
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    Subnautica - Ver 1.0 Out Now

    This is currently free on PC via the Epic Games Store. https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/product/subnautica/home Been on my wish list forever, looking forward to putting in some time over Christmas.
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    Kindle shop Recommendations

    Clive Barker - Weaveworld Brandon Sanderson - Elantris Both 99p. Weaveworld isn't in the daily deals, just randomly hidden away it seems.
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    Kindle shop Recommendations

    Princess Bride is 99p today. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Kindle-Daily-Deals/b?ie=UTF8&node=5400977031 Daily deals has been on a decent run lately - I've picked up quite a few titles at the 99p mark in recent weeks.
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    Kindle shop Recommendations

    Never read any of his stuff but there's a load of Terry Goodkind books up for sale today. The other daily deal includes Aldous Huxley's Doors of Perception, and a book I hadn't heard of before, which is Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore - I picked it up as the premise sounds interesting. All here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Kindle-Daily-Deals/b?ie=UTF8&node=5400977031
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    What are you reading at the moment?

    My Dark Places by James Ellroy. It's partly an autobiography of his earlier years and also his investigation into his mother's unsolved homicide. It's as dark and violent as you could imagine but there's an unusual (for Ellroy at least) sentimentality towards the end that I thought was quite affecting. I know Ellroy has his demon dog persona but he's so brutally honest about how he was feeling at the time, and his scuzzy ways a he entered his teens and twenties, and how his mindset towards his mother changed over the course of his life and this investigation. I have a weird idea that this is actually quite a feminist book in some ways - the violence of these old cases is so brutal and misogynistic, presented as matter of fact, the compulsions of violent and sleazy men deconstructed into the petty power trips that they were. It's almost about Ellroy coming round from his initial victim blaming thoughts as a misguided youth to understanding the real motivations and attitudes behind these types of murders. I may be off the mark there but those were the thoughts swimming around my head after I finished it. Even if you just take it as a true crime book looking into a very old cold case, the police work on display and following new leads is really compelling. It's a really good companion piece to the LA Quartet, and goes a long way towards explaining why James Ellroy is who he is.
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    Kindle shop Recommendations

    Oh, it seems Amazon have also cottoned on to the fact that I'm cheap so some 99p titles now show up on my recommendations, but only on the kindle ebooks page. Spotted this absolute cracker for 99p Motley Crue - The Dirt https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00JOFS5BS?pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&storeType=ebooks&pf_rd_p=931dc86f-a30c-4313-8cd4-098702c0220a&pf_rd_r=DVG96E3WE2MSH1WF3HG1&pf_rd_s=merchandised-search-9&pf_rd_t=40901&ref_=dbs_f_r_shv_rnn_931dc86f-a30c-4313-8cd4-098702c0220a_22&pf_rd_i=341689031 I paid full price for that in hardback and it was well worth it (if you're generally a fan of the era and rock n roll sleaze).
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    Kindle shop Recommendations

    I am just in the habit of checking the daily deals page every now and again. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Kindle-Daily-Deals/b?ie=UTF8&node=5400977031 That page has any daily specials and the monthly deals. It's 90% rubbish most of the time but every now and then, a few gems are included. I haven't found a smarter way to do this - there doesn't seem to be an UK/EU site which curates the deals and separates out the rubbish. The deals have been quite poor in recent months - I'm hoping they're saving the decent titles for an upcoming Black Friday sale.
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    Kindle shop Recommendations

    The Haunting of Hill House - 99p https://www.amazon.co.uk/Haunting-House-Penguin-Modern-Classics-ebook/dp/B002RUA4QQ/ref=lp_5400977031_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1542108915&sr=1-1
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