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 Post subject: Vegan Freak
PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 3:30 pm 
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Has anyone read this? I bought in on a whim, and think it's pretty interesting so far.

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I have bought it, but havent read it yet. So I'm not much of help. But I have high hopes I guess for it.

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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Freak
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I loved the podcast (though not everyone here likes them!) and loved that. I don't really think I need another vegan guide book though. If vegans wore karate suits I'd be like a green belt. Actually, neon green because I'm awesome. And toxic.

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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Freak
PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 6:43 pm 
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I'm about 1/2way through, and have yay's and nay's. As a long term veg (considering the next step) I'm finding some bits thought provoking and others terrifying.....

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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Freak
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I have it, but it's been a long time since reading it and I really don't recall much from it. Not sure if that reflects poorly on me or the book.

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I read about half of it, but got distracted by a Terry Pratchett book and stopped reading it, although I do sometimes think about picking it up again. I thought it was good, I highlighted a few bits, but I didn't agree with it on everything. Mostly the bits about how they believe it is worthless to fight for better environments for animals on farms. I get their point, but I still think it is worthwhile to make the living conditions of animals better while we work towards the end goal of no animals being exploited in any shape or form.

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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Freak
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Loved it.


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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Freak
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I'm about a quarter into it [got it a couple of months ago] and I don't feel like I've read enough to form a solid opinion. There are some things I REALLY agree on so far, so we'll see.

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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Freak
PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 11:50 pm 
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I got it when I first went vegan- maybe a week into it. I loved it and found it super helpful then but going back to read it, even six months later, was kind of meh.

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I have bought it, but havent read it yet. So I'm not much of help. But I have high hopes I guess for it.


Yep, same here. Sitting on my shelf and waiting to be picked up.

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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Freak
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I got it when I first went vegan- maybe a week into it. I loved it and found it super helpful then but going back to read it, even six months later, was kind of meh.


I feel I would have a much better appreciation for it if I were just starting out vegan.

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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Freak
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blisslikethis wrote:
luckyklutz wrote:
I got it when I first went vegan- maybe a week into it. I loved it and found it super helpful then but going back to read it, even six months later, was kind of meh.


I feel I would have a much better appreciation for it if I were just starting out vegan.


Definitely! It was really helpful for a newbie but once I'd figured all that stuff out, it wasn't much help and I gave it to someone interested in veganism. It's a great resource but has an expiration date.

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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Freak
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luckyklutz wrote:
blisslikethis wrote:
luckyklutz wrote:
I got it when I first went vegan- maybe a week into it. I loved it and found it super helpful then but going back to read it, even six months later, was kind of meh.


I feel I would have a much better appreciation for it if I were just starting out vegan.


Definitely! It was really helpful for a newbie but once I'd figured all that stuff out, it wasn't much help and I gave it to someone interested in veganism. It's a great resource but has an expiration date.


Yep, all that. I do wish they still had a podcast though because I'd love to check that out.


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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Freak
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I went vegan because of their podcast, used to be on the forums, etc. but never bought/read the book. My feelings on them have shifted somewhat from undying, unquestioning devotion to a more reasoned perspective, but I'm glad for what they've put out into the world.

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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Freak
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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Freak
PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2013 1:27 am 
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Sorry to bring up an old thread, but I just finished this book tonight. I pretty much agree with what people said earlier in this thread about how it would be great for someone starting out.

I'm actually curious about why they stopped putting stuff out via the website. It seems like they would be good for the occasional fire and brimstone vegan sermon.


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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Freak
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They both started law school. Though they really just kind of disappeared.

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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Freak
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I was really looking forward to reading this book. However, I found it a bit ranty really. It didn't help me answer the questions/problems I had with going vegan. I much prefer encouragement & support. People who encourage you to be vegan by showing you how to make great food & books like vegan for life which give you all the information you need.


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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Freak
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I'm actually curious about why they stopped putting stuff out via the website. It seems like they would be good for the occasional fire and brimstone vegan sermon.


My theory is that it's simply exhausting to be a hardline anything for that long, especially when you don't have a sense of humor.

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Erika Soyf*cker wrote:
leonardo wrote:
I'm actually curious about why they stopped putting stuff out via the website. It seems like they would be good for the occasional fire and brimstone vegan sermon.


My theory is that it's simply exhausting to be a hardline anything for that long, especially when you don't have a sense of humor.
I've got $20 that says they're now passionate locavores eating "locally, responsibly raised meat" under the radar. Who's in?

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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Freak
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I've got $20 that says they're now passionate locavores eating "locally, responsibly raised meat" under the radar. Who's in?


Nah. I'm not going to neg on them. I loved the podcast and found it tremendously inspiring at a time when I appreciated the inspiration.


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Desdemona wrote:
Erika Soyf*cker wrote:
leonardo wrote:
I'm actually curious about why they stopped putting stuff out via the website. It seems like they would be good for the occasional fire and brimstone vegan sermon.


My theory is that it's simply exhausting to be a hardline anything for that long, especially when you don't have a sense of humor.
I've got $20 that says they're now passionate locavores eating "locally, responsibly raised meat" under the radar. Who's in?


I would be lying if I said that this happening would surprise me.

When I first went vegan I bought VWAC, VCTOTW and Vegan Freaks together. It is still on my shelf but I have never needed/wanted to look at it again whereas with other books (Vegan For Life, Becoming Vegan, The Vegan Girl's Guide to Life, etc.) I enjoy going through them again and finding something new.


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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Freak
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Haha, someone submitted Bob to the ExVegans site before they started redirecting. (That's not to say it's true! I just found it amusing.)

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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Freak
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Desdemona wrote:
Erika Soyf*cker wrote:
leonardo wrote:
I'm actually curious about why they stopped putting stuff out via the website. It seems like they would be good for the occasional fire and brimstone vegan sermon.


My theory is that it's simply exhausting to be a hardline anything for that long, especially when you don't have a sense of humor.
I've got $20 that says they're now passionate locavores eating "locally, responsibly raised meat" under the radar. Who's in?



I was kinda wondering if they did! Even the forums are gone. I'm on way less popular sites that still were kept up even when the owners got burnt out and uninvolved.

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lols, veganfreak was a huge part of the reason I didn't call myself "vegan" for the longest time

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