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by Stofsk
2013-01-17 08:32am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: children and dying pets
Replies: 4
Views: 2623

Re: children and dying pets

A couple of years ago, we had to put down our dog who had been in our family for nearly two decades. My brother's step-daughters were told about it (they knew her and played with her and our other dog whenever they came to visit, but she was never 'their' dog so to speak), who were around the same a...
by Stofsk
2013-01-10 09:28pm
Forum: Star Wars vs Star Trek
Topic: Lead a pre-emptive strike against the Empire!
Replies: 59
Views: 13256

Re: Lead a pre-emptive strike against the Empire!

which thanks to the EU we're told there's only one planet in the entire GFFA which supplies bacta. Having a secondary source of medicine that works on different principles to bacta = HUEG advantage. Doesn't Thyferra have colonies where Bacta is produced also? Still one planet controlling the proces...
by Stofsk
2013-01-10 07:09am
Forum: Star Wars vs Star Trek
Topic: Lead a pre-emptive strike against the Empire!
Replies: 59
Views: 13256

Re: Lead a pre-emptive strike against the Empire!

That's right, and there's other possibilities too. Medical technology in ST seems to be way more advanced than in SW, which thanks to the EU we're told there's only one planet in the entire GFFA which supplies bacta. Having a secondary source of medicine that works on different principles to bacta =...
by Stofsk
2013-01-10 06:50am
Forum: Star Wars vs Star Trek
Topic: Lead a pre-emptive strike against the Empire!
Replies: 59
Views: 13256

Re: Lead a pre-emptive strike against the Empire!

What could the Federation possibly offer the New Republic in terms of military aid? There are tons of things. The question is why would they get involved. And would their involvement mean giving the NR or Rebellion technology the SW side doesn't have. But even if it's just raw supplies, that's stil...
by Stofsk
2013-01-10 05:11am
Forum: Star Wars vs Star Trek
Topic: Lead a pre-emptive strike against the Empire!
Replies: 59
Views: 13256

Re: Lead a pre-emptive strike against the Empire!

Secrecy is going to be made difficult by the ESP and precognitive powers of Sith lords. They likely wouldn't have details, but it's likely that even if the Federation could find a way to get to Coruscant's system with a trilithium device or some kind of planet killer that Palpatine and/or Vader wou...
by Stofsk
2013-01-08 11:43pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Travelling to Arizona, Advice Requested
Replies: 32
Views: 8802

Re: Travelling to Arizona, Advice Requested

Carrying your passport on you at all times is just such an... obvious thing, you'd imagine anyone who is thinking of travelling to another country would already be well aware of it.
by Stofsk
2013-01-08 09:18pm
Forum: Star Wars vs Star Trek
Topic: Lead a pre-emptive strike against the Empire!
Replies: 59
Views: 13256

Re: Lead a pre-emptive strike against the Empire!

How is section 31 leading this enterprise (haha) and not Starfleet? They don't exactly have official backing and it's not entirely clear how many people are involved in section 31. (For all we know, Sloan was like the only dude in it) In any case, barring any acts of wanton mass murder like Eternal_...
by Stofsk
2013-01-07 04:11pm
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: How did you handwave artificial Gravity?
Replies: 43
Views: 3932

Re: How did you handwave artificial Gravity?

Dr Roberts wrote:Doh! I should have asked, what technobabble do you use? I'm fully aware of 1g thrusting or rotating the ship I'm talking "soft sci-fi"
'Thank god for the Whatever device.'
by Stofsk
2013-01-06 03:53am
Forum: Pure Star Trek
Topic: Celebrating 20 Years of DS9
Replies: 64
Views: 9449

Re: Celebrating 20 Years of DS9

DS9 really pushed the envelope for what a Star Trek show could do. There were multiple plot arcs, developed over several seasons, with a degree of intricacy that hadn't really been attempted before other than maybe a few of the Ron Moore written TNG stories. Character arcs had real growth to them, r...
by Stofsk
2013-01-06 03:36am
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: Hobbit (spoilers, with tags)
Replies: 121
Views: 13136

Re: Hobbit (spoilers, with tags)

It is almost written like the gold and wealth have a drug like effect on dwarves, such as the One Ring was shown to be in the movies. Not surprising; the dwarves were given seven rings by Sauron (or they were given them by the Elves, I don't remember the lore 100%, but Sauron nevertheless had a han...
by Stofsk
2013-01-04 11:52am
Forum: Pure Star Trek
Topic: Celebrating 20 Years of DS9
Replies: 64
Views: 9449

Re: Celebrating 20 Years of DS9

I still remember watching the premiere of 'Emissary' late at night, with a shit tv that had it's own aerial, with static fucking up the display. I would years later watch the show on VHS hired from a nearby Blockbuster, and marvel at how clear the image was. :lol: Good times.
by Stofsk
2012-12-26 05:11am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: How do I commit suicide?
Replies: 65
Views: 21279

Re: How do I commit suicide?

Can everyone just chill out? If the guy was trolling, then gratz, mission accomplished. If he wasn't, then I don't think this shit is helping.
by Stofsk
2012-12-26 02:25am
Forum: Pure Star Trek
Topic: Star Trek into Darkness - Synopsis
Replies: 277
Views: 38181

Re: Star Trek into Darkness - Synopsis

Haven't they already explicitly stated he's a completely new character named John Harrison? There has been contradictory information from various sources involved in the film, like Karl Urban saying it was Gary Mitchell and one of the writers giving a list of who would NOT be in the film (which inc...
by Stofsk
2012-12-24 12:35pm
Forum: User Fiction
Topic: Caretaker
Replies: 86
Views: 27255

Re: Caretaker

The time travel is good and inventive plot development that you don't see often in Trek: proactive use of time travel. It's almost always either accidental or unplanned, or forced on the heroes by the actions of the villains. You rarely see anyone in Star Trek go 'shit let's use a slingshot manoeuvr...
by Stofsk
2012-12-23 09:09am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: How do I commit suicide?
Replies: 65
Views: 21279

Re: How do I commit suicide?

In the off-chance you're actually genuinely honest-to-god in trouble and contemplating suicide, I'll give you the only piece of advice that is worth a damn: talk to someone.

It may not work, but you owe it to yourself to try.
by Stofsk
2012-12-23 03:22am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Australia, making us all proud.
Replies: 14
Views: 2268

Re: Australia, making us all proud.

thejester wrote:I thought it'd be Israel Folau.
:lol:
by Stofsk
2012-12-21 03:23am
Forum: Pure Star Trek
Topic: Nemesis: 10 Years Later
Replies: 37
Views: 7517

Re: Nemesis: 10 Years Later

Not according to Memory Alpha. His only appearances were in TNG and in an episode of ENT as a completely different character.
by Stofsk
2012-12-21 01:19am
Forum: Pure Star Trek
Topic: Nemesis: 10 Years Later
Replies: 37
Views: 7517

Re: Nemesis: 10 Years Later

Uh, no. He died in 2006.
by Stofsk
2012-12-20 06:28am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Army Seeks Death Penalty For War Criminal
Replies: 37
Views: 3065

Re: Army Seeks Death Penalty For War Criminal

I mean the guy is a fuck-up, and should be punished for what he did. Should he? Would he have done this under the same circumstances during his first tour? I don't know; I don't know how far he's going to get with the PTSD/brain injury defence. He may not have done the same thing under similar circ...
by Stofsk
2012-12-20 12:30am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Army Seeks Death Penalty For War Criminal
Replies: 37
Views: 3065

Re: Army Seeks Death Penalty For War Criminal

Good question. I still think it's worthwhile to explore what processes the army employs when choosing to redeploy someone who, at least what I'm getting from the article, implied to be diagnosed with PTSD and a concussive brain injury at the time. I'm assuming the defence lawyer has the right of it;...
by Stofsk
2012-12-20 12:11am
Forum: Pure Star Trek
Topic: Pakleds of Doom
Replies: 16
Views: 3669

Re: Pakleds of Doom

I don't think there's any way to resolve the question in the OP in any meaningful way. Either the Pakleds can figure out how to work the derelict Husnock ships, or they can't. If they can't, someone else likely will. If they can, is there any guarantee they can do anything with it before they get tr...
by Stofsk
2012-12-20 12:04am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Army Seeks Death Penalty For War Criminal
Replies: 37
Views: 3065

Re: Army Seeks Death Penalty For War Criminal

I just find this case interesting, because when they seek harsh punishment it's a cynical attempt to look good by creating a scapegoat. But if they don't seek harsh punishment, it'd be evidence they weren't taking it seriously. What is the proper way for the Army to handle this case without being c...
by Stofsk
2012-12-19 11:57pm
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: Need help finding "best" Justice League cartoon series
Replies: 31
Views: 3187

Re: Need help finding "best" Justice League cartoon series

JME2 wrote:
Zablorg wrote:you are not batman you weirdo
No, it's a running gag in the threads Bats posts in; he's been doing it for years.
P. sure zabs knows this.
by Stofsk
2012-12-19 11:55pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Possibly the most helpful article you'll read today
Replies: 37
Views: 13323

Re: Possibly the most helpful article you'll read today

Did you accidentally post something vacuous aimed at self-obsessed cowards or was that supposed to be 'helpful'? He probably could have saved some time and effort by just saying, "You can't get by on good intentions, you actually have to do shit ". This was the message I got from the article as wel...
by Stofsk
2012-12-19 01:58am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Possibly the most helpful article you'll read today
Replies: 37
Views: 13323

Re: Possibly the most helpful article you'll read today

Everyone should get advice like this, the sooner the better.