Two Recommendations...and...I'm new :D

Greetings! I’m new to this board and figured this would be as good a place as any to start. Beyond that, I’d say that coffee is the leading culprit concerning my posting at the moment. Thus far I have to say that Scrivener is amazing. I’ve only recently found out about it, but I’m already wishing I had it in college.

I would like to recommend both my current read, “Darkly Dreaming Dexter” by Jeff Lindsay, and “The Strain” by Guillermo del Toro & Chuck Hogan. “The Strain” and “The Fall” (Strain Book II) are fantastic re-imaginings of the quickly tiring vampire genre. “The Strain” puts creativity, relatability, and perhaps most importantly, fear back into the world of fangs and the night.

I wish I had read “Darkly Dreaming Dexter” before watching the series. The book is fantastic, and thus far (no spoilers please haha) I can tell that season 1 followed it very well. I am only about halfway through, but my impatient girlfriend who skipped ahead informed me that I’m in for a real treat/shocker. If you’re a fan of the series but have yet to pick up the book(s), don’t put them off. You can hear Michael C. Hall’s droning inner voice in every paragraph, riffling through the mess of his mind and trying to make sense of why he doesn’t feel at all. The book truly puts his acting chops into perspective, as he has taken this character straight from Lindsay’s pages and channeled it perfectly.

A serial killer that just kills bad guys!! UGH!!! THAT IS SICK!!
That clip is as believable and as convincing as ‘Get Smart’

Let me point out, young woman (I very nearly, erroneously wrote, young, ‘lady’, but with your tastes, that would’ve pushed credulity over the edge into the Abyss), that, Sabrina is based on real life everyday occurrences, whereas Dexter, is nought but an exercise in taking the gullible for a ride!
Do take care

Based upon my perusal of all available, ‘Dexter’, snippets, your yootoob is as good as it gets. None of them raise their heads above the, ‘Y’ve gorra be joking!’ level. Dexter is definitely a pfffeerrrtttt!!!plopplop! on the Quality Richter scale.

I did come across something that had great resonance for me: … re=related This is exactly what I have to put up with when I try and explain to the mousehound, that I’ve run out of Sundried Tomato Pesto, to make her Fishy-in-the-Dishy, and she’ll just have to wait until I have a good reason to be going out to the shops to get some. As far as the bitch is concerned, lacerated ankles, should be a good enough reason! The only time I made her make do with dry meal cat food, I ended up with a slimy fur/hairball in my slipper, and one on my pillow.

Cat from Outer Space is as big a rip-off as Dexter.

You can complain to me: my online complaint registration fee is greatly reduced as a favour to users of Scrivener. In return I will listen to your complaint and make appropriate “tsk” and “mhm” noises. Where deemed appropriate* I may take additional action to investigate such complaints and respond appropriately**. Such action may include, but is not limited to, directing sarcasm, bad puns, speeling errers and, if warranted***, studied indifference at the initiator of Dexterial insults.

Note: this in no way implies support for, appreciation of, or relevant knowledge of the television show Dexter or the books upon which the show was based. All services offered are non-refundable, non-negotiable and neo-negligible. If you wish to complain about the service, please read the above statement about my online complaint registration service.

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Now why am I not surprised? :confused:

Now this is REAL grown up, cutting edge television! ENJOY! … re=related … re=related

Aarrrghhhaaahahaaaaa heheeehaah :smiling_imp: :laughing: !!!Aarrrghhhaaahahaaaaa heheeehaah !!! :smiling_imp: :laughing: Aarrrghhhaaahahaaaaa heheeehaah !!! :smiling_imp: :laughing: :laughing:Aarrrghhhaaahahaaaaa heheeehaah !!! :laughing: :laughing: :laughing: Oh sweet little Linny…bless you child, but…I AM Santa! :wink: Fluff is Rudolph

Rudolph The Badassed Reindeer,
Had a very broken nose.
Rudolph The Badassed Reindeer,
Trod on everybody’s toes.

Linny's Santa.jpg

I suppose it was inevitable that I would agree with Linny eventually.

An apology is due Skyfall, for the crass way the thread has been hi-jacked. :blush:
No offence intended SF12 :wink:
Take care

Yep. :smiley:

Nope. It means I haven’t watched the show (I don’t have a TV) so cannot offer “support for, appreciation of or relevant knowledge”. In short, I honestly have no opinion on the show at all. I will say that at least one of my colleagues loved the show (she also loved House, another show on which I cannot offer an opinion as I have never watched it). I thus have no reason to question your taste, good or otherwise.

I am saddened that my offer of good will was refuted in such a peremptory manner. Makes for entertaining reading though. :wink:

Agreed. Apologies to SkyFall12.
I did see the author of the Dexter books on an Australian TV show* earlier this year, I liked him.

*Watched online via a streaming TV service. We really don’t have a TV anymore.