Is anyone else psyched for this? I'm a 90s kid but thought the book was epic. looks like Spielberg is directing:
>muh 80s movies and videogame references
No thanks. Book is overrated as shit.
This book is a piece of shit. I got a little angry after finishing it that I had heard it recommended by several different sources.
WHAT THE FUCK
HOW CAN PEOPLE READ THIS SHIT UUGGGHHH
Reads like a parody done by one of us desu farn.
the most triggering thing ive read today
Always happy to share these excerpts with people unfamiliar with the book
Why did you like it in the first place?
Wil Wheaton is actually a character in the book.
He's Vice President of the Internet.
Thanks for the words, I'l try.
I was doing pretty good a year ago (playing bass in a shitty band, jogging, being pretty fit and OK looking), but then I had to move back to parents, started working in a dead-end labor and relapsed into "shitposting and eating my free time away" lifestyle. Gained almost 40 pounds in the last 5 months.
Well, Googling the author's name immediately brings you the guy sitting in his DeLorean with GRRM
agree that logging out and moving around are the best thing you can do.
wait, which site are we on again? oh right
KEK NIGGERJEW DR PAVEL I'M CIA I'M A BIG GUY FOR YOU SOMEBODY GET THIS HOTHEAD OUTTA HERE WHAT DID HE MEAN BY THIS JUST FUCK MY SHIT UP LITTLE WHITE DICKS BIG BLACK COCKS INTERRACIAL BREEDING GROUNDS FLICKS MOVIES FILMS CINÉMA ABSOLUTE KINOGRAPHY WHO WILL PLAY HIM IN THE INEVITABLE BIOPIC VIETNAM MOVIE IT AIN'T ME STARTS PLAYING LITERALLY REDDIT: THE MOVIE HOL UP YOU SAYING WE SUM KINDA SU SIDE SKWAD BRAVO NOLAN MOM'S GONNA FREAK I DIDN'T GO TO FILM SCHOOL I WENT TO FILMS OH IT SHOWS QUENTIN A REAL HUMAN BEAN AND A REAL HERO WHAT'S GOING ON HERE CLASSIC PAUL DANO DUDE WEED LMAO DUMB FROGPOSTER WELL HELLO BEAUTIFUL THE REST OF Y'ALL KNOW WHEN I DURN TO YAH AVATAR NIGGER RUN NIGGER FLEW THEATER SHOWERS NO SINGLES POLICY CRABS LEGS CHILI AND SEA BASS LUKE DID I EVER TELL YOU ABOUT SHEEV HE WAS A GOOD FRIEND WAS HE AUTISTIC OR JUST A KEK STOP MY INVINCIBLE SON ROBERT DOWNHERE JUNIOR WHY WAS SATAN IN STAR WARS MY HANDS ARE A LITTLE DIRTY I BET HE ENJOYS THE FILMS OF WES ANDERSON A NIGGER COOK SOMEBODY ONCE TOLD ME SO WHY DID MARV TURN INTO A SKELETON THIS LOOKS REALER THAN REAL LIFE YOU JUST KNOW IMAGINE BEING ARNOLD CASPERE KNEW THIS WHAT DOES /TV/ THINK ABOUT HER BODY OF WORK THE WAR WAS LOST YOU CAN HAVE
Literally My Immortal for boys.
I bet he took it to the publisher as a joke/"social experiment" and couldn't believe it when they went for it.
Picking through this train wreck for sick references is more fun than actually reading the book was
Ha, the amount of hate in this thread is amusing but predictable from a such a shallow board as /tv/. Even a seventh year could note the level of penmanship, nuance, and craft that went into a great literary work like Ready Player One.
Truly it is a fascinating read that plays with the very human notion of obsession and delves deep into a exploration of our everyday interactions with the technological world, asking difficult questions about reality and what it means to be human in the process.
I bet you plebs thought American Psycho was bad too because "muh ocd narrator and all the references."
Oh look, it's a list or things that occurred from the 80s to the 90s.
Lift, read, learn a new skill. Gradually reduce shitposting on Cambodian cartoon forums.
Will they give her the Gwyneth Paltrow in Shallow Hal treatment?
Also this is a major plot spoiler.
Also this is totally going to be Leslie Jones, right?
Ah crap I stopped too soon, the final line here is the best part of the excerpt
>About how we were all created by a super-powerful dude named God who lives up in the sky? Total bullshit.
He said, right after he uses the term "Christ".
This is actually really pathetic.
I was born in 1998 (just turned 18), anyone else think that 2006 was the best year of all-time?
All of the kids in the neighbourhood would swim at our neighbours’ pool, where she would play “Bad Day” on repeat. I watched Hannah Montana after school while eating my ham and cheese sandwich with sun chips on the side. Sigh.
>Marie used a white male avatar to conduct all of her online business
>because of the market difference it made in how she was treated and the opportunities she was given
Jesus Christ, it's fucking everywhere.
Besides, it would be obvious that anyone playing an adult white male in VR is actually a black lesbian because all of the actual white males would be playing 10 year old Japanese girls
Miley Cyrus going full whore mode is the only thing I envy about you tween faggots.
All I ever got was Amy Jo Johnson doing one softcore scene and apparently the high point of my dad's life was when Vanna White did Playboy magazine.
Literally Deviantart is already claimed, there is no dethroning this.
I can't even believe what I'm reading here. People slog though this trash?
Unbelievable. Just unbelievable.
I know we throw around 'reddit' like an insult, call one person 'reddit' for having an opinion, and call people who call something 'reddit' in response if we disagree. I never ever engage in this sort of shitposting, in fact I post very rarely. This is the first time, and hopefully the last time, that I'll ever say this, but
IT'S LITERALLY REDDIT: THE BOOK
Yeah, I felt like I was taking crazy pills when I found out the book was wildly successsful, and critically well-received, and Steven Fucking Spielberg is now spending $150 million fucking dollars to make a movie out of it.
The brainless masses who honestly enjoy this shit simply don't deserve to live. Holly shit I'm incredibly mad right now, I could just choke someone to death. I can't stand it. This is insane. DO SOMETHING WITH YOUR LIFE DAMNIT
My first thought is, since this is a Willy Wonka plot, the rich dead guy created such a massive trivia challenge in the hopes that his successor would carry on his legacy because the winner would have an extremely similar decision making process, having grown in the same pop culture environment and taken in the same moral lessons and goals. There's diversity in any fanbase, but if you somehow could filter the entire human race for someone who likes EXACTLY everything you've ever liked, you probably share a lot with him culturally/socially/morally/etc.
My second thought is I probably put more thought into that concept than the guy that actually wrote the book.
This page is taken out of context.
The MC is only saying all of this because he had to study absolutely all of the game creator's interests to know any clues that could come up on the hunt for a prize of a multi-billion dollar fortune.
The deceased creator of the virtual world the book takes place in is the guy who is genuinely obsessed with this shit. On another page, it's stated that he even fired employees for not knowing the littlest pop culture reference.
>masturbation involved in their success at all
Galileo and Newton were hardly devout Christians
Newton especially was big on the occult and focused more on alchemy, astrology, and other pursuits considered questionable by the religious authorities at that time
Newton was a heretic, but nonetheless he spent a lot of time devoted to theological matters and was fairly devoted to his own ideas about God, though he had to keep them hidden.
oh yeah he had interest in religion, but I wouldn't call him a "devout Christian" by any stretch of the imagination. Fedoras from both the atheist and the theist sides always make it sound like every scientist in the last 400 years was shaped solely by some easily-categorised religious views
I can see why it's so popular if these few pages posted here accurately represent the whole book. The constant 80s references are pretty much jacking off those I'M SUCH A NERD XD types for being aware of a show that was popular 30 years ago.
Very much so. Its as millenial as they come. The book is a fast read, because half of it is fucking references and the other half is poorly fleshed out and uninspired. It felt like the thing was proof read or ghostwritten by Seth Macfarlance or any pop culture reference spewing "geeknerd"
I wouldn't mind this so much if it weren't for the name dropping on top of it. Gundam fans already know what the hell the RX-78 is from and just simply listing the series it's from won't do anything to help anyone who doesn't know about Gundam.
Also who the fuck name drops mecha anime to show their nerd cred yet says "Robotech" instead of the actual anime Robotech took its footage from? Some of this shit reads like he just copy pasted info he got from wikipedia and doesn't actually know anything about the franchises he's referencing.
>in the most intimate way possibly. We'd connected on a purely mental level.
This is what beta orbiters really believe
>it's stated that he even fired employees for not knowing the littlest pop culture reference.
sad thing is that I know people who are exactly like this. outside of references, they have zero personality
I'm glad that Mecha Anime will never be mainstream enough to be ruined by appearing in a work like this.
why didn't they case these two as the leads?
> HEY DO YOU REMEMBER POP ROCKS AND MATTHEW BRODERICK? I DO!!
I hated this book, and hate the internet for telling me to read it.
They just did this a few months ago
I've said this a couple of times now, but as this gets closer to production and starts picking up more steam they're going to catch so much shit for this from the exact people who championed this book and made it popular.
>not getting Abigail Breslin
Complete and utter fuck-up right off the bat.