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Gorbles
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    1. Crezth
      Crezth
      Don't worry, I don't feel gatekept by that guy. I don't take cues for what's acceptable from curmudgeons.
      1. Gorbles
        Gorbles
        Ah, good to know. It's more the principle of it for me (for better or worse, I'm like a dog with a bone at times).
        Aug 18, 2020
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    2. yung.carl.jung
      yung.carl.jung
      I also highly recommed NOT reading novels at all, but rather novellas, plays, short story (collections), poetry or short nonficiton books. if you problem is more that you can't find a book to commit to, and that you keep abandoning books, I would gladly make you some recommendations as well.
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      2. Gorbles
        Gorbles
        I'd love any recommendations. I don't have a massive budget for books, but I could do with expanding my reading in general. Only so much fantasy and sci-fi novels I can own!
        Jul 6, 2020
    3. yung.carl.jung
      yung.carl.jung
      so what I've done is set a specific time of the day until which I don't use any electronic devices at all, take a chair and sit down in the yard. I don't take my smartphone with me. this has allowed me to read every day and the feeling of making progress with your current book every day of the week is a strong motivation.
      1. Synsensa
        Synsensa
        my brain could never handle this
        Jul 6, 2020
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      2. Gorbles
        Gorbles
        Yeah I have a very, uh, close relationship with my phone. Personally and professionally - I get a lot of utility out of it. I'm not sure I could do this, but like I said below, I could definitely try spacing myself out from devices when trying other hobbies (like reading).
        Jul 6, 2020
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    4. yung.carl.jung
      yung.carl.jung
      hey gorbles. reading your post about reading books I simply had to post here, because I was in the same conundrum. what really helped me to get back into reading physical books was something I'd call "attention hygiene". it's virtually impossible to read books when your smartphone or PC is in the same room, and (sleep scientists claim) reading in bed is bad for sleep hygiene.
      1. Gorbles
        Gorbles
        I'm not being blase, but if these factors are bad for sleep hygiene (and I honestly don't doubt it) I've very much likely stuffed already haha. I spent years reading throughout the night. I then spent another decade on a smartphone. It's interesting though, I could definitely try separating it out.
        Jul 6, 2020
    5. Ironsided
      Ironsided
      Thanks for the neutral support brother. Good of you to not choose sides. You did not have to weigh in on the Biden discussion, but you did so better than I can and sort of let me off the hook of feeling the need to keep answering them in eternity. I don’t hate them I just think they are dishonest. Stay safe bro.
      1. Gorbles
        Gorbles
        Honestly, it's more that I don't feel qualified to comment. UK politics is much more my speed. Appreciate the thanks :)
        Mar 24, 2020
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    6. hobbsyoyo
      hobbsyoyo
      I don't have anything productive to contribute to the conversation but I wanted to say your posts in the feminist movie thread are a delight to read and well reasoned.
      1. Gorbles
        Gorbles
        Appreciated, and especially that you took the time to say so here! :)
        Feb 28, 2020
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    7. yung.carl.jung
      yung.carl.jung
      Hey there! I had no idea you were a game developer, have you by any chance ever worked with Unity/C sharp? I'm helping my little cousin find his way around it and am teaching myself some skills, pretty unsuccessfully :D
      1. Gorbles
        Gorbles
        Hey, no worries, I don't really advertise it, it's a hobby mainly. I guess you could call me an indie developer, but only technically. I haven't worked with C# (and haven't worked with Unity since university), but the best question I reckon I could ask applies to software (which is where I work) - what's the best way you learn?
        Dec 9, 2019
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      2. Gorbles
        Gorbles
        (grumble grumble character limit / I write too much)

        People mostly benefit either from videos, or diving right in with some lightweight guides, in my experience. I'm happy to try and source some, sort out what looks helpful from what doesn't :)
        Dec 9, 2019
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    8. Gorbles
      Gorbles
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