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hjordis
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 Message 41 of 766
04 May 2014 at 6:49pm | IP Logged 
Congrats Emily! As you say, you have a whole 20 months to catch up!

I'm rounding TV episodes to a close number, even if they vary a bit episode to episode so
that I can multiply by the number of episodes and log a season at a time(I decided to do
my tweets per item so that I get a nice list.)

For movies I'm counting exact minutes. The movies I have that are longer than 90 minutes
more than make up for the ones that are shorter.
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 Message 42 of 766
04 May 2014 at 8:39pm | IP Logged 
Just to be sure, because I've read a few versions about it:
One is allowed to read/watch the same book/film more than once, right?
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 Message 43 of 766
04 May 2014 at 9:43pm | IP Logged 
Yes. However, some don't count rereading if it happens during the "main" reading process, nor rewinding while listening. But that's just peer pressure/different ideas of what counts as fair. I mostly use this to boost up to the needed length (from 48 to 50 etc), and sometimes it's hard to draw the line between deliberate rereading and stumbling/struggling. For example I might reread one paragraph because it's difficult to understand, and then I decide to reread the whole page because I'm enjoying/it starts to make more sense/simply because it counts for the challenge.

Edited by Serpent on 04 May 2014 at 9:48pm

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 Message 44 of 766
04 May 2014 at 11:19pm | IP Logged 
Komma wrote:
Just to be sure, because I've read a few versions about it:
One is allowed to read/watch the same book/film more than once, right?


You can read one book 100 times, and watch one film 100 times, and you will have completed the challenge.
You would probably also go crazy, but that is another matter. 😊

Any reading again is allowed. If you have a book that is 480 pages, you can reread whichever 20 pages you
like, and it will in total count as 10 books. You can read the same book for every 5th book you read, if you
like, just to measure your success. Anything goes.
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 Message 45 of 766
04 May 2014 at 11:53pm | IP Logged 
Could there be a listening / radio version of the challenge as well? :-)
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 Message 46 of 766
04 May 2014 at 11:53pm | IP Logged 
I'm also going for six languages (French full + Chinese, Georgian, Norwegian, German and
Russian half) :) . I'm just not going to use twitter.
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 Message 47 of 766
05 May 2014 at 12:14am | IP Logged 
tastyonions wrote:
Could there be a listening / radio version of the challenge as well? :-)


Well, audio books are allowed, but I am a little more hesitant about the radio. You need an iron will to stay
concentrated with something which normally just tends to be background noise. And I must admit that it was
with much hesitation that I went for audio book, since you lose the combination of audio and the visual which
you get through a film :-)
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 Message 48 of 766
05 May 2014 at 12:20am | IP Logged 
Oh, I was thinking more of things based around discussion (debate shows, informative stuff about science or history) or verbal narrative (e.g. readings of books / short stories), which is what I listen to -- not just having music on in the background. But it's fine, I understand not wanting to modify the conditions of the challenge. :-)

Edited by tastyonions on 05 May 2014 at 12:22am



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