Literature The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress Discussion

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facevox
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02:47:04 AM Jul 24th 2017
ABSOLUTELY RANDOMLY BRILLIANT BREAKDOWN OF ONE OF THE BEST AND MOST IMPORTANT BOOKS. I read this over and over again in 1985 as a proto punk teenager. This book INVENTED THE INTERNET, sort of. The author would know what I mean. There is so much that is correct and good and right to this article that I can't summarize myself here. I was looking for the WET FIRECRACKER WAR. so is Luna the same like North Korea, is the disturbing question now. Lobbing rocks at North America?? Hmm
Arivne
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09:36:39 PM Mar 9th 2012
edited by Arivne
Whoever wrote the Collapsed Mid-Speech entry hasn't read our Handling Spoilers policy, which says that spoilering an entire example makes it virtually useless. I have despoilered everything except what needed to be spoilered: the name of the person who collapses.

I also partially despoilered several other examples for the same reason.
Fighteer
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06:50:53 AM Jun 13th 2011
  • The Watson: The four central characters consist of a genius computer, a genius engineer, a genius scientist, and Wyoh Knott. She is, allegedly, a skilled public speaker and rabble-rouser, but all of that happens off-stage. Her primary story role is to have things explained to her (and thus, the reader) by the other three.
    • This is unfair. We actually see Wyoh in action very effectively speaking for the cause at the meeting that starts the plot rolling. She also shows herself to be a Mistress of disguise with an knack for ingratiating herself with new people (ie: Mannie's family).

Right. So, we've got a contradiction of this example, so it's getting chopped. Seems like it's there just to complain about Wyoh's lack of a role, so, yeah.
Fighteer
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07:18:30 AM Apr 11th 2010
Creating a JustBugsMe.The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress article and moving all the goddamn Natter on the main page there. Give me a break, folks.
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