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Postby Kate! » 28 May 2007, 22:59

Did anybody other than me go to this?


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We're getting married.
So what?





[ps. I know I look horrendous, but that's taken a short while after I almost fainted during him reading one of his stories.
On his last tour, 72 people fainted, right about the time he got to saying the words 'corn and peanuts'. Two men fainted tonight. One of them cracked his head on a door as he was falling.]

[pps. He wrote Fight Club. And is my favourite author. He wrote other stuff too, but is most well known for Fight Club.]
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Postby CyberTractor » 28 May 2007, 23:21

Corn and peanuts...

Lemme guess...

He read Haunted? The story by Saint Gut Free?
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Postby Kate! » 28 May 2007, 23:23

Yep.
If you click the word 'stories' in my first post...it's a link.
To Guts.


He just laughed at the people fainting, and the staff of Alix Golding Hall was wondering why people were fainting, and freaking out.
I had to explain.
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Postby Matt » 29 May 2007, 00:25

this probably reduces my cool factor significantly, but what? fainting? huh?

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Postby Allen! » 29 May 2007, 00:27

CyberTractor wrote:Corn and peanuts...

Lemme guess...

He read Haunted? The story by Saint Gut Free?


I love that book.


Re: Matt, or apparently Jer:

WARNING.
Do not click this if you are weak in the stomach. I've watched people vomit just from reading this story.

http://www.chuckpalahniuk.net/books/haunted/guts.php
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Postby Misty » 29 May 2007, 00:44

Wow, apparently I'm waaaaaaay less squeamish then I thought... I read the whole story and don't have any ill effects. (I didn't try holding my breath, though. Sorry, I don't have a death wish)

It's definitely freaky as hell, but not so vomit-inducing. Maybe I'm just weird?
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Postby Allen! » 29 May 2007, 00:47

Some people imagine the things they read or hear in their head, making them more susceptible. =P
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Postby Kate! » 29 May 2007, 08:22

You don't feel faint ever when you read it by yourself, or if you read it to someone.


But when the author, is standing infront of you, putting emphasis on all the right words, because he knows how to make people faint, it gets to you.

Also, the theatre was incredibly hot. So, that didn't help.
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Postby Morgan » 29 May 2007, 10:57

i had to stop reading that story for five minutes about halfway through. i have a very vivid imagination, which really does not help.
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Postby emma » 29 May 2007, 11:28

You know, I don't really get the allure of this guy. I mean, he's not a bad writer, definitely, but I don't really get the obsession people have with him. Those stories - they aren't good. They aren't written to ignite one's imagination or entertain or enlighten - they are written to gross you out. To make you feel ill. What is the appeal in this?

I know a lot of people really enjoy his books - I tried to read Fight Club and I simply couldn't get into it. I read 40, maybe 50 pages of it over and over and over again, trying to understand it, but I just didn't get his writing. I couldn't wrap my head around the constant changes and random insertions of other stories. I realize that is totally part of the story of Fight Club, and that I am very much alone in this admonition, but whatever. Fight Club just wasn't my kind of book - but these stories: these I really don't get.
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Postby Allen! » 29 May 2007, 11:36

Ever read Haunted?
If you didn't live in Toronto, I'd give it to you to read. =(
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Postby RPGManic » 29 May 2007, 15:56

I read it, had amazingly vivid pictures in my mind of the guy having his arse sucked out

i blieve its called feltching...

but it didnt make me ill, but i do get funny turns when i see something long or skin like, condoms or piping ect.

Dam incredible how just words can do that to the human mind :P
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Postby Captain_Anarchy » 29 May 2007, 15:58

I thought felching was the gerbil thing?
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Postby RPGManic » 29 May 2007, 16:01

...im just quoting graham here, from when that woman had her arse removed instead of having her thighs lypo'd

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Postby The Pious Flea » 29 May 2007, 16:09

3mm4 wrote:You know, I don't really get the allure of this guy. I mean, he's not a bad writer, definitely, but I don't really get the obsession people have with him. Those stories - they aren't good. They aren't written to ignite one's imagination or entertain or enlighten - they are written to gross you out. To make you feel ill. What is the appeal in this?


Because it makes people more aware of their boundaries - and by pushing them, they expand their sense of self.

If he were interested in controlling people, he could be a cult leader. He's halfway there as it is.
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Postby Kate! » 29 May 2007, 16:39

The Pious Flea wrote:If he were interested in controlling people, he could be a cult leader. He's halfway there as it is.


Funny you'd say that.

Check out the name of his website.
'The Cult'
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