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by Serafina
2015-04-20 02:52pm
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: WoW: Warlords of Draenor
Replies: 510
Views: 43014

Re: WoW: Warlords of Draenor

Open-World PvP is not a thing in Guild Wars 2. The downleveling on maps happens so that you can run around every part of the world without instantly killing everything. You DO however have server-vs-server PvP-maps with capturable objectives. You always get leveled UP there, to the maximum level. It...
by Serafina
2015-04-19 03:35am
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: THE OotS Thread, Part IV.
Replies: 1253
Views: 147271

Re: THE OotS Thread, Part IV.

Nice to see that at least someone had an exit strategy.
And that teleport could have easily rescued Bozzok as well, all it'd have required is for Grubwiggler to touch him. Nice to see that he didn't.
by Serafina
2015-04-10 11:35am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Hillary Clinton for president. It's official!
Replies: 44
Views: 3206

Re: Hillary Clinton for president. It's official!

The Duchess of Zeon wrote:What, none of the old 1990s "Hitlery"? I thought these people were conservatives.
Show me one conservative who does not have faulty memory? Nostalgia is pretty much a requirement for conservatives after all, and that is pretty much based off faulty memory.
by Serafina
2015-04-10 10:47am
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: How(or why) does Legolas ignore gravity?
Replies: 19
Views: 2927

Re: How(or why) does Legolas ignore gravity?

This is just an example of the subtle magic in Tolkiens work. Elves are just so good at not disturbing what they walk upon that they don't sink into the snow either. And it's not even necessarily an universal elven property, it might just be something Legolas has a lot of training in. The same appli...
by Serafina
2015-04-02 05:00am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Arizona Senators: church attendance should be compulsory
Replies: 69
Views: 4632

Re: Arizona Senators: church attendance should be compulsory

That doesn't just apply to the USA by the way. Bavaria is a pretty conservative state. So much that it is practically a one-party system on state-level elections with the only real question being "do we get enough for an absolute (66+%) majority or will it just be a normal majority (50+%)" for that ...
by Serafina
2015-03-05 06:23pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Man burned by fajitas while praying can't sue Applebee's
Replies: 29
Views: 2400

Re: Man burned by fajitas while praying can't sue Applebee's

Oh yeah, that McDonalds case being used as an example of needed TORT Reform and other such nonsense pisses me off. Wasn't the coffee like 200 degrees F? It was hot enough to cause third-degree burns. 190°F (88°C), but details. Which is NOT a "open and obvious danger". You don't see the temperature ...
by Serafina
2015-03-02 06:27pm
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: Flying aircraft carriers
Replies: 67
Views: 5683

Re: Flying aircraft carriers

Well the SHIELD Insight Helicarriers were pretty much aerial destroyers. Their main value was in their gun platforms, the planes were just there for support. The first generation of Helicarriers wasn't made to fight in conventional wars either, they were a operation base for a secret organization. S...
by Serafina
2015-02-15 10:44am
Forum: Science, Logic, And Morality
Topic: Self experiment with nano-antioxidant
Replies: 45
Views: 5280

Re: Self experiment with nano-antioxidant

cosmicalstorm wrote:Go to wiki for a background on this atom.
...it's a molecule. Shows how well you read up on it.

At least it does seem to be nontoxic, so you're not doing yourself any harm.
by Serafina
2015-01-11 12:06pm
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: The Hobbit - Battle of the Five Armies (Spoliers)
Replies: 120
Views: 11462

Re: The Hobbit - Battle of the Five Armies (Spoliers)

Essentially the rings worked by putting part of the essence of something inside them. The Elves mostly chose the essence of Middle-Earth, in order to preserve it. Putting it inside a small yet near indestructible trinket would have shielded it against corruption and decay, in addition to allowing th...
by Serafina
2015-01-02 10:49am
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: The Hobbit - Battle of the Five Armies (Spoliers)
Replies: 120
Views: 11462

Re: The Hobbit - Battle of the Five Armies (Spoliers)

Well she didn't really harm him.
Either he was still weak enough to be beaten.
Or he retreated - its not like there was much in Dol Guldur to fight for. As a trap for the White Council it was valuable, that trap had been sprung and turned out to be inefficient.
by Serafina
2015-01-02 10:41am
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Another free MMO suggestions thread
Replies: 47
Views: 4849

Re: Another free MMO suggestions thread

EVE scares me. It doesn't sound so much 'cool space sim' as it sounds more like 'cutthroat mercantile space sim full of assholes who will waste your butt in two microseconds for an extra cred unless you pay/grind your way up to insane levels' sometimes... So. Eh. Maybe not? Speaking as someone who ...
by Serafina
2015-01-01 12:47pm
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: The Hobbit - Battle of the Five Armies (Spoliers)
Replies: 120
Views: 11462

Re: The Hobbit - Battle of the Five Armies (Spoliers)

3. Galadriel vs Sauron. *whistles* Yes, she went full "Queen, all will love me and despair", but if you pay attention, look at what's in her hand. She's holding a Flask. A glowing flask, very much like the one she gave to Samwise Gamgee to "help him in dark places". Despite using some of her power ...
by Serafina
2014-12-21 06:23am
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: The Hobbit - Battle of the Five Armies (Spoliers)
Replies: 120
Views: 11462

Re: The Hobbit - Battle of the Five Armies (Spoliers)

Lot's of stupid over-the-top scenes that could have been just as awesome if done in a smart way. Best example IMO: the moment where the elves decide to join forces with the dwarves by jumping over their shield wall. Instead of that, you could have just built on previous displays of elven prowess and...
by Serafina
2014-11-01 06:22am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Dennis Prager says women campus assualts lie
Replies: 227
Views: 10261

Re: Dennis Prager says women campus assualts lie

He has a point that "sexual assault" is extremely broad and can mean everything from an unwanted pat on the butt to a vicious gang rape. As a guy I can't say that I truly understand how women feel about the topic, but in my mind there's a vast gulf between the two. The former (a pat on the butt) is...
by Serafina
2014-10-28 05:10am
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Civilization: Beyond Earth thread
Replies: 17
Views: 2093

Re: Civilization: Beyond Earth thread

Speaking of orbital strikes, they are one of my current issues with the game: You can't clear enemy satellites out, other than by bringing artillery right next to them to shoot them down. Whats the point of armed satellites if they can't shoot down enemy ones? I really love the orbital system otherw...
by Serafina
2014-10-26 03:09am
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Civilization: Beyond Earth thread
Replies: 17
Views: 2093

Re: Civilization: Beyond Earth thread

Well, its as addictive as every good Civilisation-game. Also, pretty bug-free as far as i can tell - the worst i had happen to me so far was one leader complaining about the same thing over and over again - that being the destruction of a neutral station, which i did not repeat. As for different str...
by Serafina
2014-10-23 04:57pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The Norden, american warden visits a norweigan prison
Replies: 18
Views: 2957

Re: The Norden, american warden visits a norweigan prison

The first episode has been released with english subtitles
by Serafina
2014-10-10 03:49am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: School to refer to students as purple penguins
Replies: 81
Views: 5822

Re: School to refer to students as purple penguins

Heck, going through transition during puberty actually reduces a lot of risks. Assuming supportive parents (and the existence of non-supportive parents should not be a legal argument to prevent early transition) the transitioning person will likely have much more emotional and financial support than...
by Serafina
2014-10-09 04:54pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: School to refer to students as purple penguins
Replies: 81
Views: 5822

Re: School to refer to students as purple penguins

Shouldn't a person delay the "transition" until he or she is at least 18, legally considered an adult, more likely to be financially independent (and less likely to be affected if a parent considers his or her behavior to be "freakish," and takes measures to "discipline" them), and outside of the d...
by Serafina
2014-10-09 03:25pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: School to refer to students as purple penguins
Replies: 81
Views: 5822

Re: School to refer to students as purple penguins

Gender is complicated. Not only is it not tied to biological sex, its also not binary. Meaning that there are people who genuinely do not identify as either male or female. To at least some degree the idea of gender is a social construct, though the degree is hotly contested. Yes, there are certain ...
by Serafina
2014-09-21 05:48am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: God damn it Sorbo, you used to be cool
Replies: 53
Views: 7114

Re: God damn it Sorbo, you used to be cool

His complaint doesn't even make any sort of sense
"There are no movies about the new testament because everything is run by jews - as demonstrated by this poor execution of a story from the old testament".

But then again, who needs internal consistency when you have bigotry.
by Serafina
2014-07-14 03:50pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl returns to active duty after therapy.
Replies: 69
Views: 5282

Re: Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl returns to active duty after therapy.

Getting back into a controlled daily routine can be highly helpful with therapy. Of course that only applies if the routine isn't too stressful or triggering the trauma again.

So if thats the case and he continues his therapy, this is actually a good thing.
by Serafina
2014-06-30 05:38pm
Forum: Hall of Memory
Topic: In Memoriam: Martin Kemmish / SirNitram
Replies: 137
Views: 86905

Re: In Memoriam: Martin Kemmish / SirNitram

My late condolences. Martins quote in my signature means quite a lot to me, so i'll miss him as a person who could say such things.
by Serafina
2014-06-30 03:24am
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: Game of Thrones Season 4 Discussion (TV Spoilers Only)
Replies: 423
Views: 23730

Re: Game of Thrones Season 4 Discussion (TV Spoilers Only)

Given that the Children are a magical race, its no more jarring to me than firebreathing dragons or the powers of the White Walkers. Also, i got a question: If Oberyn Martell had won the duel against the mountain, what would the consequences of his use of poisoned weapons be? It's probably not an ap...
by Serafina
2014-06-24 11:14am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Bully victim fights back, stabs and kills attacker
Replies: 29
Views: 3645

Re: Bully victim fights back, stabs and kills attacker

Class teachers. That is, teachers who stick with a single class for most of that classes time. Who are responsible for the social cohesion, issues and general well-being of that class. In Germany we do that in a half-decent way for the first four years of school, where a single teacher can handle mo...