Feb. 17th, 2011 09:29 am
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I was just wondering what everyone's opinion was on sharing eBooks? Does everyone feel like it's the same as sharing a paperback with a friend or do you feel like it's on the same lines as video piracy?

I'm asking because I wanted to get a couple of ebooks for a friend for her birthday, I was gonna get gift certificates but none of the sites I want to use seem to have them. This would mean buying them downloading them and emailing them to her, but I know the temptation would be huge for me to read them as well :)

So come on, hit me with your thoughts on the matter.

Date: 2011-02-17 10:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] eviltwin.livejournal.com
I think it shouldn't matter if you read them too. Books are meant for sharing, in my opinion. I've lent out hardback copies of my all-time favourite books, trusting that I'll get them back, because I adore them so much and want other people to see why. :D


Date: 2011-02-17 10:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kebab1806.livejournal.com
Cos I'm a bad influence mwahahahahahah

Date: 2011-02-17 01:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] eviltwin.livejournal.com
You are, but I am easily led so it's a good match.

Date: 2011-02-17 12:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] darthnikki.livejournal.com
Well personally, I think it's only like sharing an album, ya know burning a copy for someone, or tv episodes ;) I don't there's a problem with it at all xx

Date: 2011-02-17 12:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kebab1806.livejournal.com
Yeah see that was a part of me thinks but for some reason there's another part of me that sees it as wrong. Don't ask me why cos I can't explain it, I won't watch pirate DVD's but I will download and share episodes from TV programmes. I think I justify it by telling myself that it's not on in the UK yet and I don't want to get spoilt, which is a lame excuse.

Hope you're week's going ok hon :)

Date: 2011-02-17 01:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] eviltwin.livejournal.com
I don't watch pirate DVDs either, largely because I think you can't beat the quality of an original and because it's wrong. I love owning the movies I love, anyway! But yes, I will download TV shows. Mostly because I know that if I enjoy something enough, I'll wind up with it on DVD anyway, and if I don't, then at least I haven't wasted any money.

(Case in point - The Walking Dead. I missed it on TV, so downloaded the whole season, and now I want it on DVD even though I still have it on my hard drive, because...dude! EXTRAS! Heee.)

Date: 2011-02-17 01:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kebab1806.livejournal.com
You make a very good point, I download SPN and Leverage but still buy them when they come out on DVD.


Date: 2011-02-17 01:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] eviltwin.livejournal.com
So anyway, I've been thinking about that fic idea I mentioned whilst performing the mind-numbing task of entering stock take figures (YAWN) and I have a bit of a storyline shaping up. O.o

I wish I could show you what I can see in my head, because omgHOT.

Date: 2011-02-17 01:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kebab1806.livejournal.com
I wish I could see it too *pouts*

It's like waving chocolate in front of my face and then eating it yourself :(

BTW, I've been a good girl and written some more, I now have two chapters but can't decide where to go next, if you can't tell I'm quite proud of myself :)

Date: 2011-02-17 01:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] eviltwin.livejournal.com
Aww, I'm sorry! Once I get some ideas written down I will gladly share ;)

Ooooooh? See, now you're teasing too lol

Date: 2011-02-17 01:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kebab1806.livejournal.com
I felt it was only fair teehee

Date: 2011-02-17 03:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] darthnikki.livejournal.com
Was the walking dead any good? It looked quite awesome from what I saw in ads an stuff x

Date: 2011-02-17 05:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alienat.livejournal.com
If your into that stuff it was definitely good. More than that, it was awesome. I miss it. :))

Sorry to but in. ;)

Date: 2011-02-17 05:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] darthnikki.livejournal.com
Nah, no worries, butt away :0D I'll look out for it being re-played or something. Is it a long series?

Date: 2011-02-17 05:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alienat.livejournal.com
The first season is only six episodes long. Definitely too short. ;) There's a second season already confirmed and they're talking about showing it in May, maybe they'll rerun it before that.

Date: 2011-02-17 06:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] darthnikki.livejournal.com
Is that in the UK? I hope so xx

Date: 2011-02-17 06:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alienat.livejournal.com
Naw, it's in the US. So, you'll probably have to wait a little longer for it to show on TV in the UK.

Date: 2011-02-17 07:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] darthnikki.livejournal.com
Damnit!! I need to emigrate don't I? However I think the customs officer would not be impressed with my reasons...

Customs: Ma'am why do you want to emigrate to the United States?

Me; Because I want to watch awesome shows before the rest of the world!!

Customs: ..........

Me; Erm I mean, I really want to be an American citizen?

**customs glares**

Me; I guess I'll be leaving now

customs: Your guess would be correct, habe a nice day ma'am xx


Date: 2011-02-17 08:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alienat.livejournal.com
I'm German myself. So I can totally understand the need to emigrate. :D

Date: 2011-02-17 08:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] darthnikki.livejournal.com
We should set up a refuge for poor europeans, then make an epic journey to the states!! if we ambush them on mass they can't catch us all!! hey like pokemon!! we could be naturalmons!! LOL

*coughs* sometimes I am strange and disturbing!! :0D

Date: 2011-02-18 04:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alienat.livejournal.com
We totally should. *lol*

Date: 2011-02-17 06:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] eviltwin.livejournal.com
YES SO GOOD. But if you're anything like me you may need tissues and/or a bucket, lol. It doesn't skimp on the gore, hehehe.

Date: 2011-02-17 06:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] darthnikki.livejournal.com
Oh gore...I love me some gore xx **claps hands excitedly** are you the eviltwin who wrote the smoke & lightening verse? or am I being an idiot and have got totally the wrong person x

Date: 2011-02-17 06:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] eviltwin.livejournal.com
LOL, no you're not being an idiot, I am indeed that one ;)

You will really enjoy it, I hope. I am pretty much on the edge of my seat already for the next season, and it's months away. But yeah, there'll be moments you need tissues for too. Or maybe I'm just a soppy git...

Date: 2011-02-17 07:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] darthnikki.livejournal.com
OH YAYS!!! DUDE I love that verse!!! I love how the characters grow!! Plus tats and bikes? Oh yes, push my buttons :0) I like it alot!!

I can se soft too so no doubt I'll be a sniffling mess, a fan vid made me cry for crying out loud!! so yup I shall be a soppy git also x

Date: 2011-02-17 07:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] eviltwin.livejournal.com
Ahem...I'm going to friend you if you don't mind, because anyone who loves bikes and tats should be on my flist ;P Plus you should see the gorgeous tattooed boys I occasionally spam you with. Heee. Please friend me back?? ~flutters lashes~

Awww, yep...I'm guessing you will. I got emotional at a HAPPY moment, for goodness' sake. ~is silly~

Date: 2011-02-17 07:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] darthnikki.livejournal.com
Yeah that's cool xx I'll friend ya right away xx **hugs**

You're not silly, it just means you have a soft gooey centre, they're the best kind to have. Ya can look bad ass on the outside but soft and gooey on the inside, that way you can shock ppl when you cry at things like Bambi!! Like *coughs* I did :0D

Date: 2011-02-17 08:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] eviltwin.livejournal.com
:D Cool, thank you!

~hides~ I've still never watched Bambi the whole way through.

Date: 2011-02-17 08:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] darthnikki.livejournal.com
I love it....I am SO thumper!! I have so many brain farts its not even funny, the thoughts they rumble around in my noggin then explode forth from my mouth!! I have no control over them at all!!

Also I should warn you that this affliction translates into some of my more opininated posts...hope you'll forgive me for some of my erm....thoughts?? lol

Date: 2011-02-17 07:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] darthnikki.livejournal.com

Date: 2011-02-17 03:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] darthnikki.livejournal.com
It's going great thanks chicken. In training to swim lake windemer for charity and so far have done 2 miles in 2 days, am a bit knackered, but feel fantastic!! (I will have toned arms damnit!!)

I think if you're buyinh it as a gift, and it's the only way to girft it to her, then I don't see a problem at all x It's a nice thought x

How's you ?

Date: 2011-02-17 04:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kebab1806.livejournal.com
Jesus....well done you. When are you doing it? What's the charity?

Date: 2011-02-17 05:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] darthnikki.livejournal.com
My friend and I are doing it for cancer research as we both lost our mums to cancer. The date I have up to now is June 18th at about 13.00 pm. I need to book onto it as soon as I get paiod next week, then am going throw up mine and Nickys' 'Just Giving' page where-ever I can. Oh and thanks :0) xx

Date: 2011-02-17 05:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kebab1806.livejournal.com
Cool that's my birthday :D

Let me know when you have your page cos I'll definitely sponsor you.

Date: 2011-02-17 06:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] darthnikki.livejournal.com
Awww thanks chicken xx I'm going to put a link up on my LJ page and ask some of the ppl I follow on twitter to RT it. I hope we can raise a decent amount of money xx

Date: 2011-02-17 05:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alienat.livejournal.com
Well, let me see. I'd loan you a paperback anytime, as well as an album or dvds. So, no I don't think it's piracy, especially if it's for her birthday.

If I get my mom a paperback for her birthday, I will read it beforehand and then after my mom finished it, my aunt will read it too.

So, yeah I don't think any of that is piracy. :)

Date: 2011-02-17 05:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kebab1806.livejournal.com
Good to know hon. I'm kinda coming round to that way of thinking :D

How's your week been?

Date: 2011-02-17 05:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alienat.livejournal.com
It's definitely a healthy way of thinking. :D

Week's been going well 'til yesterday. Today was horror. I'm dead on my feet right now and only want to cry in my pillow. Some of my colleagues are just stupid douchebags.

Date: 2011-02-17 05:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kebab1806.livejournal.com

You want me to come kick their arses?

Date: 2011-02-17 05:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alienat.livejournal.com
*hugs you back*

Naw, they're not worth it. I just need it to be the weekend. :))

How's your week going, hon? Sorry, I forgot to ask before.

Date: 2011-02-17 05:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kebab1806.livejournal.com
Only one more day to go hon.

You're not gonna wanna hear this but I've been off the last couple days...so I'm good thanks.

Date: 2011-02-17 06:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alienat.livejournal.com
That's the only thing that's keeping me alive. *lol*

Well, at least one of us is having a good week. ;)


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