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    Or not inhaling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt View Post
    Or not inhaling.

    That's just being wasteful.

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    No....that is sin.
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    If you rescue me
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    well it happened, I met a tower junkie yesterday who didnt read the coda
    I did however convince him to read it!
    if the worlds gonna end then let's get it over with, i got shit to do

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    I think I object to the term "Tower Junkie" being used for someone who didn't read the Coda. A junkie would, like Roland, have a fundamental need to enter the Tower. They can be "DT-series junkies" but Tower junkies without reading the Coda, I think not.

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    I say we send them west.




    j/k, of course!
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    Quote Originally Posted by R_of_G View Post
    I think I object to the term "Tower Junkie" being used for someone who didn't read the Coda. A junkie would, like Roland, have a fundamental need to enter the Tower. They can be "DT-series junkies" but Tower junkies without reading the Coda, I think not.
    yeah I guess so...
    semantics aside, he actually took the warning to heart and didnt go for it!
    if the worlds gonna end then let's get it over with, i got shit to do

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    Quote Originally Posted by R_of_G View Post
    I believe it as well. They're the same kind of people who leave a sporting event before the game is over.
    I hate those people. I don't care if we are losing by 60 points dammit...I'm staying to the bitter end.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brice View Post
    I say we send them west.




    j/k, of course!

    No...No Joke. West for them. Cowards.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kes View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Brice View Post
    I say we send them west.




    j/k, of course!

    No...No Joke. West for them. Cowards.
    actually I and the person in question r in new mexico so we're kinda already in the west...
    if the worlds gonna end then let's get it over with, i got shit to do

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    Quote Originally Posted by flaggwalkstheline View Post
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    I say we send them west.




    j/k, of course!

    No...No Joke. West for them. Cowards.
    actually I and the person in question r in new mexico so we're kinda already in the west...

    Well, I live in California...so what does that say about me?


    But hey...I'm WAY east of Fiji
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kes View Post
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    I say we send them west.




    j/k, of course!

    No...No Joke. West for them. Cowards.
    actually I and the person in question r in new mexico so we're kinda already in the west...

    Well, I live in California...so what does that say about me?


    But hey...I'm WAY east of Fiji
    yeah but west as in west like the wild west, billy the kid, atomic bomb thinnys, like mejis is right here in albuquerque
    if the worlds gonna end then let's get it over with, i got shit to do

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kes View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by R_of_G View Post
    I believe it as well. They're the same kind of people who leave a sporting event before the game is over.
    I hate those people. I don't care if we are losing by 60 points dammit...I'm staying to the bitter end.
    Same here. I paid to see a whole game and a whole game I shall see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by R_of_G View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Kes View Post
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    I believe it as well. They're the same kind of people who leave a sporting event before the game is over.
    I hate those people. I don't care if we are losing by 60 points dammit...I'm staying to the bitter end.
    Same here. I paid to see a whole game and a whole game I shall see.
    I think I like you R of G.

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    Thanks. I'm quite likable.
    You seem pretty cool too. Anyone that stays until the end of the game win or lose gets points in my book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flaggwalkstheline View Post
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    I say we send them west.




    j/k, of course!

    No...No Joke. West for them. Cowards.
    actually I and the person in question r in new mexico so we're kinda already in the west...

    Well, I live in California...so what does that say about me?


    But hey...I'm WAY east of Fiji
    yeah but west as in west like the wild west, billy the kid, atomic bomb thinnys, like mejis is right here in albuquerque

    But Mejis was east of Gilead
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    So have we graduated from sending them to the desert to into the ocean?
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    I値l be your friend forever


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kes View Post
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    I say we send them west.




    j/k, of course!

    No...No Joke. West for them. Cowards.
    actually I and the person in question r in new mexico so we're kinda already in the west...

    Well, I live in California...so what does that say about me?


    But hey...I'm WAY east of Fiji
    yeah but west as in west like the wild west, billy the kid, atomic bomb thinnys, like mejis is right here in albuquerque

    But Mejis was east of Gilead
    mejis was east of gilead?
    huh
    Getting to be that time of yer where I need to re-read the series again
    if the worlds gonna end then let's get it over with, i got shit to do

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    Quote Originally Posted by flaggwalkstheline View Post
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    I say we send them west.




    j/k, of course!

    No...No Joke. West for them. Cowards.
    actually I and the person in question r in new mexico so we're kinda already in the west...

    Well, I live in California...so what does that say about me?


    But hey...I'm WAY east of Fiji
    yeah but west as in west like the wild west, billy the kid, atomic bomb thinnys, like mejis is right here in albuquerque

    But Mejis was east of Gilead
    mejis was east of gilead?
    huh
    Getting to be that time of yer where I need to re-read the series again
    Yep...Roland specifically says something in Wizard and Glass like "we were sent East instead of west but it was as much an exile" or something like that...
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    Yes and when they are sent Stephen specifically says something like he won't send them west if I recall correctly.
    The Awesomest fled across the desert and The Awesomer followed.

    If you rescue me
    I値l be your friend forever


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    The Coda is really, REALLY annoying. Not because of what happens to Roland, but because of Stephen King pretty much writing just before it something along the lines of, "Trust me guys, you are SO not going to like this. Stop reading. Please. I may be the author but you are STILL not going to like this ending."

    To be frank, i'm actually amazed someone DID stop. I mean when you tell someone not to read something because it'll ruin it for them, 99 times out of a hundred they're BOUND to read it anyway. It's like 19 for Allie.

    If i'm really honest though, I absolutely loved the Coda part. When i read the final line, i couldn't help but be reminded of my favourite Maximo Park song:

    "What happens when you lose everything?
    You just start again, you start all over again!"

    Also encouraged me to read the series all over again! Although i do believe that things would turn out different for Roland on his next (and final?) journey, the journey we all read was fucking incredible!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoctorDodge View Post
    "What happens when you lose everything?
    You just start again, you start all over again!"
    Very touchy.

    Roland would have understood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John_and_Yoko View Post
    I personally think the coda gives information that has bearing on the entire rest of the story (up to it). Besides, I re-read the first subchapter of The Gunslinger once I finished, and saw it in a whole new light after that.
    I did the same thing and the biggest smile came to my face. Coda all the way. The ending was fantastic. IMO
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    I think Zeppelin could have quit sooner. This album was a lackluster end to a brilliant career.
    The Awesomest fled across the desert and The Awesomer followed.

    If you rescue me
    I値l be your friend forever


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    Quote Originally Posted by Brice View Post
    I think Zeppelin could have quit sooner. This album was a lackluster end to a brilliant career.
    Brilliant.
    And I agree, if they'd quit after Physical Graffiti, I'd be more comfortable with their catalog.

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