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    Quote Originally Posted by Silence Sky View Post
    Hahahaha

    I think we are reading the same book. You reading which vol.?

    The current volume I am reading strip you clean clean one.
    Vol.3 mah.

    It talks about freedom. I guess if you put 3 girls and a guy in a farm they can get a lot of freedom there.

    It also talk about equality. Sure if you are the only male in the farm you let the girls do everything to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yanyewkay View Post
    what on earth is SNOWBALLL!!!
    Take from Wikipedia:

    When Old Major dies a mere three days later, two young boars - Snowball and Napoleon - assume command, and turn his dream into a full-fledged philosophy. The starved animals suddenly revolt one night and drive the farmer, Mr. Jones, his wife, and his pet raven, Moses, from the farm. The farm is then renamed "Animal Farm."

    The Seven Commandments of the new philosophy of Animalism are written on the wall of a barn for all to read. The seventh and most important is "all animals are equal." All animals work, but the workhorse, Boxer, does more than his fair share and adopts a maxim of his own "I will work harder."

    Animal Farm begins well: Snowball teaches the other animals to read and write (though few animals besides the pigs learn to read well), food is plentiful due to a good harvest, and the entire farm is organized and running smoothly. Meanwhile, Napoleon secretively takes the pups from the farm dogs and trains them privately. When Mr. Jones tries to retake the farm, the animals defeat him at what they later call the "Battle of the Cowshed." However, Napoleon and Snowball begin a power struggle for leadership of the farm. When Snowball announces his idea for a windmill, Napoleon quickly opposes it. Just after Snowball makes a passionate and articulate speech in favour of the windmill, Napoleon summons his nine attack dogs, which burst in and chase Snowball off the farm. In Snowball's absence, Napoleon declares himself the leader of the farm and makes instant changes. He announces that meetings will no longer be held as before; a committee of pigs alone will decide what happens with the farm.


    Screenshot from Animal Farm (1954 film)Napoleon then changes his mind about the windmill, claiming (through Squealer, Napoleon's mouthpiece) that Snowball stole the idea from him all along. The animals begin to work harder with the promise of easier lives with the windmill. After a violent storm, the animals wake to find the fruit of their months of labour utterly annihilated. Though neighboring farmers scoff at the thin walls, Napoleon and Squealer convince everyone that Snowball destroyed it. Only after Snowball became the scapegoat of the story did Napoleon begin to purge the farm, killing many animals he accuses of consorting with Snowball. In the meantime, Boxer takes a second mantra, "Napoleon is always right."

    Napoleon begins to abuse his powers even more, and life on the farm becomes harder and harder for the rest of the animals; the pigs impose more and more controls on them while reserving privileges for themselves. The pigs rewrite history in a way that villainizes Snowball and glorifies Napoleon even further. (i.e stating that Snowball fought on the side of the humans in the Battle of the Cowshed, and that the wounds delivered to Snowball were caused when Napoleon bit him, when Snowball was actually hit by a pellet from Mr. Jones' gun.) Each step of this development is justified by the pig Squealer, who on several occasions alters the Seven Commandments on the barn in the dead of night to justify actions of the pigs for example, "No animal shall drink alcohol" becomes "No animal shall drink alcohol to excess."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    Vol.3 mah.

    It talks about freedom. I guess if you put 3 girls and a guy in a farm they can get a lot of freedom there.

    It also talk about equality. Sure if you are the only male in the farm you let the girls do everything to you.


    Animal farm.. Shiok...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_Yeo View Post
    Thread closed.
    haha ..... seems like in fashion now
    always the Light, .... always.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yanyewkay View Post
    what on earth is SNOWBALLL!!!
    Snowball, a white boar, is a rival of Napoleon who contends for control of the farm after the rebellion. Inspired by Leon Trotsky, Snowball is a passionate intellectual and is far more honest about his motives than Napoleon. While he is not immune to the corrupting effects of unchecked power (illustrated in his willingness to support a sophist argument that windfall apples belong primarily to pigs), Snowball does seem to at least have the integrity to prioritize the farm's well-being in general over the pigs in particular, and his dedication wins the loyalty of most of the farm's animals. This dedication does not suffice to save him from later being driven out by Napoleon's attack dogs (much as Trotsky was driven into exile in Mexico, where he was eventually assassinated). After his departure he is used as a scapegoat and blamed for everything that has gone wrong. Snowball fought bravely at the Battle of the Cowshed. However, after his departure, Squealer manages to convince the forgetful animals that Snowball was censured for cowardice. Later on, he convinces them that Snowball was the leader or double agent of the human forces in the battle and makes him a scapegoat for all the misfits on the farm.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Animal_Farm
    Last edited by Silence Sky; 11th April 2007 at 12:59 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canonised View Post
    haha ..... seems like in fashion now
    duh. doesn't the government always does that too? it is natural that as singaporeans, seeing how easy and effective singapore government's method of censorship is, we learn from them too, unconciously.

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    Animal Farm.... huh?

    Sigh.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canonised View Post
    haha ..... seems like in fashion now
    Thread Closed.. Kopithaim open...invite you to coffee want?

    If you don't see me here anymore, you know where am I..

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    Quote Originally Posted by yanyewkay View Post
    what on earth is SNOWBALLL!!!
    This Snowball is about a man who met 3 girls in a ski resort. Right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by satay16 View Post
    duh. doesn't the government always does that too? it is natural that as singaporeans, seeing how easy and effective singapore government's method of censorship is, we learn from them too, unconciously.
    Please, don't mention the word "Government".. Forbidden here.

    You want to be like Snowball?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    This Snowball is about a man who met 3 girls in a ski resort. Right?
    Your mind hor,, need some cleaning liao.

    But Ski resort cannot wear Bikini leh, too cold.

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    That was a nice book I studied in literature in class some 19 years ago. Think I might still have the book somewhere at home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silence Sky View Post
    Animal farm.. Shiok...
    izzit by george orwell?

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    Arts - written, photography, dance, painting or any other medium of expressions reflect our innermost thoughts, feelings through these things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowspeeder View Post
    That was a nice book I studied in literature in class some 19 years ago. Think I might still have the book somewhere at home.
    Yes, it is a classic that will stand the test of time...

    Histories and Ideologies will always re-invent themselves.

    Do you see the Neo-communism in us?

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowspeeder View Post
    That was a nice book I studied in literature in class some 19 years ago. Think I might still have the book somewhere at home.
    Ahhhh!!!You are 33 yrs old

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    Quote Originally Posted by ihub88 View Post
    izzit by george orwell?
    Yes...

    But Sion and I are reading the one written by Bob Guccione (Penthouse's boss).

    They first strip you clean clean then
    they make you Pay And Pay for their services.
    Last edited by Silence Sky; 11th April 2007 at 01:14 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silence Sky View Post
    Please, don't mention the word "Government".. Forbidden here.

    You want to be like Snowball?
    fine. lord voldemort. government become voldemort(cannot be named). harry potter becomes us, the citizens. hogworts becomes singapore. lucius malfoy is lky. draco malfoy is lsl.

    and wonder what you want dumbledore to be...... SR nathan? high status yet can't do much due to political restrictions?


    gosh. who says that harry potter isn't a singapore-influecned novel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by satay16 View Post
    fine. lord voldemort. government become voldemort(cannot be named). harry potter becomes us, the citizens. hogworts becomes singapore. lucius malfoy is lky. draco malfoy is lsl.

    and wonder what you want dumbledore to be...... SR nathan? high status yet can't do much due to political restrictions?


    gosh. who says that harry potter isn't a singapore-influecned novel.

    SR nathan also got pay rise what.
    No good meh. Get pay for doing nothing.

    You never learn....Hungry dogs!! Attack satay!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silence Sky View Post
    SR nathan also got pay rise what.
    No good meh. Get pay for doing nothing.

    You never learn....Hungry dogs!! Attack satay!!!
    no choice. dumbledore is controlled partially by the malfoys. he can only hope that harry potter and friends understands him.

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