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Seriously, how are you all not watching Real Housewives of Beverly Hills? it is OUTSTANDING. Creepy orange-painted Truman Capote-wanna bes at parties, Drunkface Ramblemouth, Lady Sitters... It's everything I could have dreamed of. RHoBH recap is here.

Also, Boardwalk Empire went up last night and Ringer goes up later today, and Ep 3 airs tonight, so that will be up tomorrow. Recaps are a great way to catch up to the current episode!

The Glee Episode that will Rock The Fandom is tonight, there are spoilers everywhere, and I am NOT INTERESTED in spoilers. I'm avoiding Twitter, various comms, and Tumblr like the plague because newer fans take the Honey Badger approach to spoiler warnings: they don't give a shit. Ii like going in FRESH, I don't want to know. More power to those of you who love spoilers, but keep them away from me, please.

Note, I'm going to add "Invisio Text" to HDJM for things like SPN, Glee, etc. where people might want to talk about spoilers with others, but not ruin the experience for others. I'm not cool with people getting spoiled there, so you know. But I want discussions, so that seems like a good compromise. Y/N?

OH, POLL UNDER THE CUT re: ebook formats.


Poll #1782124 EBOOKS - Which?

I commonly get ebooks in the following format:

.mobi
15(28.8%)
.epub
16(30.8%)
.lit
1(1.9%)
.pdf
18(34.6%)
other I will state in comments
2(3.8%)

I read ebooks on the following MORE THAN OTHER OPTIONS

kindle
17(40.5%)
nook
7(16.7%)
iPad
2(4.8%)
iPhone
3(7.1%)
other reading device such as home PC, etc.
13(31.0%)

?

TACOS!
24(20.3%)
SOUPS!
20(16.9%)
TACO SOUPS!
9(7.6%)
Gross, that sounds awful.
2(1.7%)
What if it was tortilla soup?
15(12.7%)
Yeah, do you have any, though?
8(6.8%)
No, but that's not the point.
6(5.1%)
Oh, but I think it is.
4(3.4%)
Fine, PB&J?
15(12.7%)
Get a lady sitter, he would get you tortilla soups.
10(8.5%)
crie.
5(4.2%)

Comments

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stoney321
Sep. 27th, 2011 09:36 pm (UTC)
*head desk* Okay.
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stoney321
Sep. 27th, 2011 09:53 pm (UTC)
LOL. The people who don't read ebooks can just scroll I guess?

(Are you being serious?)
elizardbits
Sep. 27th, 2011 10:16 pm (UTC)
um. most e-book readers are free to download to whatever computer you normally use. you don't actually need a special separate device to read them on.
fishwithfeet
Sep. 27th, 2011 10:33 pm (UTC)
Curse you reddit and facebook for getting me in the habit of trying to upvote things I like and agree with!
jenbooks
Sep. 28th, 2011 04:25 pm (UTC)
What's REALLY funny about this comment is that I just started to move my mouse to the (non-existent) like and/or +1 button.

*twitch*
ellid
Sep. 28th, 2011 01:30 am (UTC)
This. A friend of mind has the Nook app for her smart phone and reads books on it rather than an actual Nook.
txvoodoo
Sep. 27th, 2011 10:34 pm (UTC)
You can read on your computer using: Mobipocket Reader, Adobe Reader, Calibre, Stanza, Kindle for PC/Mac

You can read on your smartphone or ipad with apps for Kindle, Nook, and about 10 others, depending on your device.

violethamster
Sep. 27th, 2011 09:46 pm (UTC)
I watched one episode of Real Housewives, saw Kim Richards OH GOD MY CHILDHOOD NO. Probably just as well, I don't have a lot of patience for shows where I continually feel like slapping everyone through the TV.
stoney321
Sep. 27th, 2011 09:55 pm (UTC)
Tia! Little House! I know. I will say that for the most part, this show makes me delighted - they tend to be polite and mannered, more so than the other shows. I find it delightful, and my GOD are these bitches rich.
dovil
Sep. 27th, 2011 09:57 pm (UTC)
Is epub the format that kindle books come in? If so that's the one that I use. Why didn't you have an option for the unsure or whether puppies are cuter than kittens? Why the hell have you not fully catered to my polling needs?!

Holy Buddha and an apostle thrown in.
stoney321
Sep. 27th, 2011 10:02 pm (UTC)
kindle is .mobi

you know you are my most favorite friend on the whole of the entire mother earth, right? I AM SORRY GUYS, BUT SHE SIMPLY IS. Her mother pays me monthly to say so.
dovil
Sep. 27th, 2011 10:12 pm (UTC)
My 'Friend Stipends' that my mother dolls out is the only reason why I didn't eat lunch alone as a child. The janitor really appreciated the extra income as well.
stoney321
Sep. 27th, 2011 10:13 pm (UTC)
I do find it weird that he insisted on you sitting in his closet in the mop bucket, though. When it was full. That seems a little odd.
dovil
Sep. 28th, 2011 12:02 am (UTC)
I don't know what's happening with my brain, but I read "he insisted on you sitting in his closet" as "he insisted on you sitting on his chest". And then I thought, well where else was I going to poop?

Good times.
txvoodoo
Sep. 27th, 2011 10:35 pm (UTC)
clarification: no-drm for kindle is mobi. Amazon's proprietary version is .azw (or occasionally azw1 or tpz)
elizardbits
Sep. 27th, 2011 10:01 pm (UTC)
i would read a hillion jillion more ebooks if there was a way to read lits on a fucking ipad.

FUCKING IPADS
stoney321
Sep. 27th, 2011 10:06 pm (UTC)
I like .lits too. Really? No one has come up with an app for them? WHAT THE HELL.
txvoodoo
Sep. 27th, 2011 10:35 pm (UTC)
GET CALIBRE AND CONVERT THEM. Srsly. Batch convert for the win.
stoney321
Sep. 27th, 2011 10:39 pm (UTC)
THAT IS MY SECOND MOST FAVORITE PIECE OF SOFTWARE EVER. #1? Copy Trans Control Center.
gottriplets
Sep. 28th, 2011 07:20 pm (UTC)
I use a downloader for the ones I read on FanFiction. It downloads them in to a few formats and I just pick .epub. PM me and I'll send you the link - (not sure if I can link here) don't want to get in trouble!!
elizardbits
Sep. 28th, 2011 09:41 pm (UTC)
no, I mean, I already have eleventy billion lit books that I want to read on my ipad but every converter I try is crap. SOBBITY.
fishwithfeet
Sep. 27th, 2011 10:10 pm (UTC)
I feel so uninformed as to my e-book file type. I had to scroll to comments to see if the one I used was explained...(thank you dovil)

stoney321
Sep. 27th, 2011 10:13 pm (UTC)
Know your files, zomg! ;)
fishwithfeet
Sep. 27th, 2011 10:29 pm (UTC)
/shame

I'm terrible, I know. But it is very very easy and convenient to just do 1 click purchasing on Amazon. My husband hates me for it.

99c books on learning new languages!? All the books! I will buy ALL THE BOOKS.
harmonyfb
Sep. 27th, 2011 10:14 pm (UTC)
I own a Kobo (and a very elderly Kindle which was a hand-me-down and which my husband has commandeered, so I don't read on it.)
stoney321
Sep. 27th, 2011 10:26 pm (UTC)
KOBO, I couldn't remember the name of the B&N device.

I have a Gen 1 Kindle, and I still love it. But I look at the new ones with lust.
txvoodoo
Sep. 27th, 2011 10:36 pm (UTC)
BN is Nook. Kobo is (was) Borders. Kobo lives on, Borders doesn't.

Amazon's coming out with new ones. Hang in there. :D

Edited at 2011-09-27 10:36 pm (UTC)
stoney321
Sep. 27th, 2011 10:48 pm (UTC)
All I know is that I have a Kindle and feel everything is inferior. ;)
txvoodoo
Sep. 27th, 2011 10:57 pm (UTC)
You would be correct.
tabaqui
Sep. 28th, 2011 12:21 am (UTC)
So, if Borders is kaput, does that mean your Kobo thingy/files are no more? Do they live on but you simply won't be able to get more? Can you read *other* things on the Kobo?

*i know nothing about ebooks so i'm curious*
txvoodoo
Sep. 28th, 2011 12:37 am (UTC)
I honestly don't know, but I think it's ok. I think it's the "living on" but since it takes epub books, you can buy those and put them on there.
tabaqui
Sep. 28th, 2011 12:40 am (UTC)
That's cool. It would suck if what you had on it now was it and you could do nothing else with it.
tabaqui
Sep. 28th, 2011 12:21 am (UTC)
BOARDWALK EMPIRE.
I do so love. This era is *awesome*!!

Can't wait, also, for the Ken Burns docu 'Prohibition' that's coming out on PBS in Oct. or Nov.
jenbooks
Sep. 28th, 2011 04:22 pm (UTC)
iPad =! other tablets, so I picked other. Reading ebooks on the pc bugs me, so I don't. Usually.

I'm in love with my Samsung Galaxy Tab; if I could, I would have its children.

I use Aldiko, Kindle app, and google books on my GTab for ebooks. Oh, and I have the sony reader app installed as well.
stoney321
Sep. 28th, 2011 04:52 pm (UTC)
I don't like reading on the PC, either.

Well aren't you the rainbow coalition of ereaders! Heeee. <3
maybe1ce
Sep. 28th, 2011 04:30 pm (UTC)
I gots me a nook because I am oppressed by Kindle's insistence on .mobi.

I have no idea how this poll is giving you a majority of both EPub readers and Kindle owners, as the two do not get along and refuse to sit next to each other at Thanksgiving. I heard that EPub slept with Kindle's boyfriend, or maybe that Kindle made that up and spread the rumor that EPub was a whore just because she offers up so many free books on Gutenberg. I don't know, I don't gossip.

But, the Sony reader is a tease. Don't fall for that shit.

(Also: don't rely on an iPad, laptop, or tablet if you are reading outside. Backlit screens hate the sun like a glitter-soaked vampire, yo.)
stoney321
Sep. 28th, 2011 04:55 pm (UTC)
Well, you CAN use pdf on Kindle? (Or you can email your kindle any file and it converts them.) ZOMG I LOVE MY KINDLE I AM SORRY.

That Epub...such a slut, I'm super therioth. I am SO DOWN on apple, it's not even funny. Seriously. Don't laugh. I'm right there with you on the backlit nightmare hellscape.
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Reading this? I'm just curious. Because that's really detail-oriented of you. Feel free to stop reading. But you can see that there's more here, so are you going to keep reading? Really? That's pretty dedicated. I'm impressed. No, really. I'm not being sarcastic, why do you get like that? See, this is the problem I have with your mother - yes. YES. I'm going there. It's time we put all of our cards on the table.

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