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by The Romulan Republic
2017-04-27 11:31am
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: Put together a Magical Self-Defence Kit for Muggles (RAR?).
Replies: 30
Views: 260

Re: Put together a Magical Self-Defence Kit for Muggles (RAR?).

That'll be a fun job for Q Branch. Perhaps some kind of giant industrial press, a la Terminator? Freshly Squeezed Dementor. :D Now that I think about it though...do we ever see anyone using magic other than Patronuses at Dementors? Is it possible that the "nothing else works on them" is j...
by The Romulan Republic
2017-04-27 11:23am
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: Put together a Magical Self-Defence Kit for Muggles (RAR?).
Replies: 30
Views: 260

Re: Put together a Magical Self-Defence Kit for Muggles (RAR?).

Might be worth doing tests on them to see what the minimum amount of physical force needed to kill one is.
by The Romulan Republic
2017-04-27 11:20am
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: Put together a Magical Self-Defence Kit for Muggles (RAR?).
Replies: 30
Views: 260

Re: Put together a Magical Self-Defence Kit for Muggles (RAR?).

Plus that would move things to open war between the Wizarding and Muggle worlds, probably. I'm not saying that might not be necessary vs. Dementors at some point, if their breeding got out of control, but it would be a last resort. But alive or not, they seem to have some physical presence. If they ...
by The Romulan Republic
2017-04-27 11:14am
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: You are Angel (RAR).
Replies: 22
Views: 592

Re: You are Angel (RAR).

It occurs to me that any attempt to thwart the prophecy should be a) very specific, and b) timed to ocure as close to the prophecied even as possible, to give as little time as possible for things to be warped back to their "proper" course.
by The Romulan Republic
2017-04-27 11:04am
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: Put together a Magical Self-Defence Kit for Muggles (RAR?).
Replies: 30
Views: 260

Re: Put together a Magical Self-Defence Kit for Muggles (RAR?).

I'd save the nukes for the Dementors, I think. I've said it before and I'll say it again: reproducing un-killable creatures that feed on humans are an apocalypse-level threat. If magical means can't kill them, at some point, it may be necessary to heard the fuckers onto a nuclear testing ground and ...
by The Romulan Republic
2017-04-27 10:53am
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: You are Angel (RAR).
Replies: 22
Views: 592

Re: You are Angel (RAR).

My one issue reg. staking Darla is that she is all tied into the prophecies around Connor. Now, it may be futile to try to thwart those, but I'd like to try to at least shift things so we can avoid her getting brought back by Wolfram and Hart, dying, getting turned again, and going on a killing spr...
by The Romulan Republic
2017-04-27 10:45am
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: Put together a Magical Self-Defence Kit for Muggles (RAR?).
Replies: 30
Views: 260

Re: Put together a Magical Self-Defence Kit for Muggles (RAR?).

A nuke honestly seems rather excessive. Collateral damage aside, nothing magical observed in canon even comes close to that level of destructive firepower.

Yeah, thermite probably should work. We just don't have confirmation, obviously.
by The Romulan Republic
2017-04-27 09:51am
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: Put together a Magical Self-Defence Kit for Muggles (RAR?).
Replies: 30
Views: 260

Re: Put together a Magical Self-Defence Kit for Muggles (RAR?).

Well, thermite might, but we have no canon proof for it either way. The only confirmed ways to destroy a horcrux are Avada Kedavra (though that was a very atypical circumstance), Fiendfyre, and Basilisk venom, so far as I recall. Although I believe it was described as needing to be destroyed beyond ...
by The Romulan Republic
2017-04-27 08:04am
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: Put together a Magical Self-Defence Kit for Muggles (RAR?).
Replies: 30
Views: 260

Re: Put together a Magical Self-Defence Kit for Muggles (RAR?).

Some sort of potion to cleanse curses/hexes on you. Even if its just kids making fun of the non-wizard to annoy you, it can last. A portkey might be overkill, again, an emergency exit potion perhaps? Mistform comes to mind. I don't see how the goblin-silver blade helps against Death Eaters (unless ...
by The Romulan Republic
2017-04-27 06:37am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: still getting security flags at work
Replies: 19
Views: 311

Re: still getting security flags at work

Okay, to put it simply: is there a risk to my security from having clicked on this thread?
by The Romulan Republic
2017-04-27 05:16am
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Would the assertor fit in The Last Jedi?
Replies: 28
Views: 660

Re: Would the assertor fit in The Last Jedi?

That's not a bad idea, but if TFA is any indication, the new films are drawing their inspirations from two primary sources: the OT, obviously (although they do reference the PT a little too), and KotOR. The OT influence is readily apparent and much discussed, but people seriously underrate the para...
by The Romulan Republic
2017-04-27 04:43am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: General North Korea thread
Replies: 352
Views: 44568

Re: General North Korea thread

One never can tell, with that ass hat.
by The Romulan Republic
2017-04-27 04:40am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: General North Korea thread
Replies: 352
Views: 44568

Re: General North Korea thread

Yeah. Probably. If a nuclear power was nuked (be it America or any other), though, I'd half-expect a retaliation more brutal and more absolute than any other in modern history. And even a nuclear bombing of South Korea or Japan could, yes, result in large numbers (as in thousands) of Americans being...
by The Romulan Republic
2017-04-27 04:01am
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: You are Angel (RAR).
Replies: 22
Views: 592

Re: You are Angel (RAR).

Oh, another point: I'll probably carry a sword with me a lot more than canon Angel does. Sure, I'll have to get in a beheading stroke to kill a vampire, but there are lots of nasty things in Sunnydale without the specific vampire strengths and vulnerabilities, and besides, even a vampire is going to...
by The Romulan Republic
2017-04-27 03:54am
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: You are Angel (RAR).
Replies: 22
Views: 592

Re: You are Angel (RAR).

My one issue reg. staking Darla is that she is all tied into the prophecies around Connor. Now, it may be futile to try to thwart those, but I'd like to try to at least shift things so we can avoid her getting brought back by Wolfram and Hart, dying, getting turned again, and going on a killing spre...
by The Romulan Republic
2017-04-27 03:28am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: General North Korea thread
Replies: 352
Views: 44568

Re: General North Korea thread

My point is, their was a not inconsiderable amount of public sentiment in the direction of a brutal retaliation against civilians. They didn't win the day, they didn't even really come close, but an actual use of a nuclear weapon would be on a whole new level of horror from even 911. So I'm worried ...
by The Romulan Republic
2017-04-27 02:24am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Not to be undone by Fox, Saudia Arabia gets elected to UN women's rights commission
Replies: 16
Views: 597

Re: Not to be undone by Fox, Saudia Arabia gets elected to UN women's rights commission

Having heard about them and dismissing them vs being forced to sit through hours and hours discussing them is quite a difference. The world is full of Muslims that have studied and lived in western countries and still come home and reveal their traditionalist/conservative leanings and actively reje...
by The Romulan Republic
2017-04-27 02:19am
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: Put together a Magical Self-Defence Kit for Muggles (RAR?).
Replies: 30
Views: 260

Re: Put together a Magical Self-Defence Kit for Muggles (RAR?).

Stick a 30mm cannon in a reinforced bag of holding that has a grip and trigger attached for instant supressive fire. There are many variations on that theme that would absolutely wreck a populace that isn't even up to WWI standards. Yeah, but again, this is moving beyond civilian self-defence and i...
by The Romulan Republic
2017-04-27 02:10am
Forum: Pure Star Trek
Topic: Let's Talk Starbases
Replies: 13
Views: 241

Re: Let's Talk Starbases

DS9's defences were, come to think of it, probably the most impressive conventional defences for a single Federation location/vessel in all of Star Trek. What was it, 5,000 torpedoes? Plus probably dozens of individual weapons emplacements? And shields good enough that it took a prolonged assault by...
by The Romulan Republic
2017-04-27 01:33am
Forum: User Fiction
Topic: Harry Potter and the Prime Minister's Plan.
Replies: 13
Views: 344

Re: Harry Potter and the Prime Minister's Plan.

Here we go. Much thanks to Eternal_Freedom, for his assistant with editing this chapter. July 17th., 2009. London Bridge. Commander James Bond strode briskly along the sidewalk toward London bridge, his mind running over the phone call he had received ten minutes ago. He stepped out of the shower, n...
by The Romulan Republic
2017-04-27 12:51am
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: They find a Dyson Sphere (RAR!)
Replies: 16
Views: 236

Re: They find a Dyson Sphere (RAR!)

I do think it would have a profound effect (I hope) in showing humanity what is really possible for a spacefaring civilization, and inspiring us to finally get our asses moving on space colonization. Edit: Hell, I think that for many, for better or worse, human ego would demand that we try to catch ...
by The Romulan Republic
2017-04-27 12:47am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Trump Dump: Foreign Policy (Thread I)
Replies: 300
Views: 15584

Re: Trump Dump: Foreign Policy (Thread I)

Most of congress doesn't get regular classified briefings, or really anything at all as far as detailed intelligence on North Korea missiles and nuclear capabilities. If you look at the public policy documents congress self generates for itself many of the sources are still from over a decade ago, ...
by The Romulan Republic
2017-04-27 12:37am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Trump Dump: Foreign Policy (Thread I)
Replies: 300
Views: 15584

Re: Trump Dump: Foreign Policy (Thread I)

Yes, I think we can all agree that this is likely some form of petty posturing/power play by the Dickless One to assert his preeminence over the other branches of government. Well Trump has now put tariffs on trade coming in my from that country starting with C, which is China just like he promised ...
by The Romulan Republic
2017-04-27 12:32am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: General North Korea thread
Replies: 352
Views: 44568

Re: General North Korea thread

Well... how about this question: North Korea drops a nuke on a country that also has nukes (doesn't have to be the US - could be China, or India, or whatever). Do you think the rest of the world would be OK if the targeted nation retaliates by nuking Pyongyang? Basically a one-for-one retaliation. ...
by The Romulan Republic
2017-04-26 11:10am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Trump Dump: Internal Policy (Thread I)
Replies: 564
Views: 24334

Re: Trump Dump: Internal Policy (Thread I)

And the hell of it is... How do you ever, EVER enforce anti-corruption laws after shit like this, if you don't enforce it against Trumpolini? How do you say to a guy who takes a quarter of a million dollars in bribes to vote on legislation that he can't do that, after The Donald spends years milkin...

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