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by Zixinus
2019-07-04 04:57pm
Forum: Science, Logic, And Morality
Topic: Why you shouldn't eat strange bugs
Replies: 10
Views: 2731

Re: Why you shouldn't eat strange bugs

Let me get this straight: he ate it raw?
by Zixinus
2019-06-29 08:36am
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: Your city gets some Police Tanks (RAR!)
Replies: 22
Views: 6059

Re: Your city gets some Police Tanks (RAR!)

The citizenry is going to ask some very angry questions on why the fuck do we need tanks. There are barely protests, never mind riots here. My town is too small for riots. Our roads sure as hell don't want them, we are barely able to keep them in repair as is. Then everyone writes it off as the resu...
by Zixinus
2019-06-24 12:24pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: A group of Republican politicians are in hiding — and US police have been sent to track them down
Replies: 52
Views: 5668

Re: A group of Republican politicians are in hiding — and US police have been sent to track them down

To me it sounds like a problem with how the state legislature works. Someone being late or being stuck in traffic is accidentally a political action. So maybe change things so this is not a valid political tactic and that a minority can't sabotage what is supposed to be a democratic process? For goo...
by Zixinus
2019-06-03 08:24am
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: What do you want the force, and the Jedi to mean?
Replies: 127
Views: 22071

Re: What do you want the force, and the Jedi to mean?

The Force a cosmic background energy. Psychic partially. I want Jedi to be Space Monk-Knights that do a general moral good and in service of something greater than just themselves. Chiefly, the Republic and being both its servants and a counterbalance within it to keep it a good society. And within ...
by Zixinus
2019-06-03 05:55am
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Ahsoka Tano vs Rey (Skywalker?)- what makes a "Mary Sue"?
Replies: 41
Views: 9321

Re: Ahsoka Tano vs Rey (Skywalker?)- what makes a "Mary Sue"?

Ahsoka started out as a Mary Sue at first. I didn't like her. She eventually evolved out of it as the show progressed and became more likable. Either that, or investment in the show eventually overcame her dislikeability. Ahsoka also SURVIVED a fight, which is a high archivement but not quite the s...
by Zixinus
2019-06-01 03:21am
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Ahsoka Tano vs Rey (Skywalker?)- what makes a "Mary Sue"?
Replies: 41
Views: 9321

Re: Ahsoka Tano vs Rey (Skywalker?)- what makes a "Mary Sue"?

Ahsoka started out as a Mary Sue at first. I didn't like her. She eventually evolved out of it as the show progressed and became more likable. Either that, or investment in the show eventually overcame her dislikeability. Ahsoka also SURVIVED a fight, which is a high archivement but not quite the sa...
by Zixinus
2019-05-17 09:51am
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: What should the command staff do about the Lurkers(Babylon 5)
Replies: 5
Views: 4607

Re: What should the command staff do about the Lurkers(Babylon 5)

Wouldn't the obvious solution be to just buy these people a ticket back home (or anywhere where people need workers) AND run restrictions on access?
by Zixinus
2019-05-05 05:25am
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: New Star Wars comic featuring Vader-obsessed fan girl causes controversy.
Replies: 30
Views: 8186

Re: New Star Wars comic featuring Vader-obsessed fan girl causes controversy.

Sometimes writers just fuck up and can't see what an outside reader can. That's partly the job of an editor, and also partly why there is a need for writing teams to be more diverse in background. Because it will increase the odds of people actually reading what the story is about and giving feedba...
by Zixinus
2019-05-04 03:55pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: New Star Wars comic featuring Vader-obsessed fan girl causes controversy.
Replies: 30
Views: 8186

Re: New Star Wars comic featuring Vader-obsessed fan girl causes controversy.

Sometimes writers just fuck up and can't see what an outside reader can.
by Zixinus
2019-05-03 01:28pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The Dangers of Living the Anarchist Dream
Replies: 29
Views: 9901

Re: The Dangers of Living the Anarchist Dream

The thing I don't understand with "living in a nation of my own making" is this: say you managed the impossible and have your own patch of extremely remote piece of land that no nation is going to bother contesting you for. Now what? Even if you are well-prepared and have equipment to, say, make you...
by Zixinus
2019-04-25 08:30am
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order Trailer
Replies: 10
Views: 3916

Re: Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order Trailer

Like most AAA games, it'll probably be only really worth playing once they patched it all up and released all the DLCs. EA deserves that policy in the double.
by Zixinus
2019-04-14 05:30am
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: Do resource crises and conflicts in advanced sci fi settings make sense?
Replies: 59
Views: 17061

Re: Do resource crises and conflicts in advanced sci fi settings make sense?

I'd like to add these to the discussion. 1. Warfare isn't rational. You keep assuming that interstellar societies will always seek the most rational and efficient solution to a problem caused by resource shortage, however temporary and fixable that resource shortage is. Or that the resource shortage...
by Zixinus
2019-04-13 07:27am
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: What if the Fair Folk reemerged? (RAR)
Replies: 16
Views: 3934

Re: What if the Fair Folk reemerged? (RAR)

What's interesting is that the more superstitious countries (or at least those that retained their traditions more) actually have a (temporary) advantage, in that they'd more likely retain lore and traditions that would help appease the Fair Folk. The problem is also going to depend heavily on the F...
by Zixinus
2019-04-11 03:56pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The furore over the fish-eating vegan influencer is a warning to us all
Replies: 17
Views: 6635

Re: The furore over the fish-eating vegan influencer is a warning to us all

Capitalism isn't the problem, or rather, not the key problem. The key problem is how foods are designed and how. In most industrialized places, healthiness is seen as an aspirational ambition and turned into a premium that is attempted to be sold rather than a natural part of food culture. "Capital...
by Zixinus
2019-04-11 12:57pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The furore over the fish-eating vegan influencer is a warning to us all
Replies: 17
Views: 6635

Re: The furore over the fish-eating vegan influencer is a warning to us all

I would like to leave this here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lr4MmmWQtZM Capitalism isn't the problem, or rather, not the key problem. The key problem is how foods are designed and how. In most industrialized places, healthiness is seen as an aspirational ambition and turned into a premium that i...
by Zixinus
2019-03-30 01:17pm
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: Batman at Eighty.
Replies: 50
Views: 9664

Re: Batman at Eighty.

The problem with Batman is that he's an icon and thus cannot be changed. Change him and you potentially undercut the profit. I mean look at the wedding. One comic, it's preperations for the wedding. Next comic, out of nowhere, the entire universe contorts itself for Batman to hate Catwoman . I stopp...
by Zixinus
2019-03-27 12:04pm
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: Do resource crises and conflicts in advanced sci fi settings make sense?
Replies: 59
Views: 17061

Re: Do resource crises and conflicts in advanced sci fi settings make sense?

Thanos gone insane because his homeworld did not listen to him when he predicted the catastrophe that happened. The catastrophe happened and what Thanos saw that he was not aggressive enough in his vehemence, so he makes the same prediction for the entire universe. That is what the film heavily impl...
by Zixinus
2019-03-20 02:57pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Is gun compromise possible?
Replies: 64
Views: 7363

Re: Is gun compromise possible?

Americans are going to stand by more school shootings, because that's what they already do . The USA has simply accepted school shootings and mass shootings mostly as a fact of life. There is always outcry, yes, and it always dies down eventually until the next one. Gun control only ever comes up wh...
by Zixinus
2019-03-09 11:43am
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: Genlock, the new mecha series by RoosterTeeth
Replies: 19
Views: 7721

Re: Genlock, the new mecha series by RoosterTeeth

And the season finale is on us!

I don't feel like making individual comments right now.
by Zixinus
2019-03-05 12:42pm
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: Spiderman - into the spider verse.
Replies: 16
Views: 7903

Re: Spiderman - into the spider verse.

I feel that the problem with Noir, Pig and Penni spiders were that they didn't have much to contribute. You could have left out Noir and you've only comedy and extra fighters mostly. Penni's more important bit was making the goober. Except for Pig, who turned around by giving his bit in Mile's room....
by Zixinus
2019-03-03 09:33am
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: Genlock, the new mecha series by RoosterTeeth
Replies: 19
Views: 7721

Re: Genlock, the new mecha series by RoosterTeeth

New episode is more calm after the last one. Well, I figured that the Genlock always-on network is going to bite them in the ass sooner or later. My inner shipper is getting gleeful at Yas and Chase. I dub the new ship Raptors. Also, possibly Macaw due to the bird having both blue and yellow feather...
by Zixinus
2019-02-24 03:31pm
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: A Skynet Terminator in King Aerys' Court.
Replies: 23
Views: 5423

Re: A Skynet Terminator in King Aerys' Court.

One of the better routes would be to get the target on a ship that is constantly moving. Could T-800 make some improvised explosives out of whatever suitable chemicals may be available? To kill T-1000 requires doing some massive damage essentially shattering it to bits and then preventing those bits...
by Zixinus
2019-02-23 12:52pm
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: Genlock, the new mecha series by RoosterTeeth
Replies: 19
Views: 7721

Re: Genlock, the new mecha series by RoosterTeeth

Well this episode was a gutpunch. So we finally got to the "copies of mind" thing out out. I thought the show would avoid transhumanism. There should have been self-destructs in the Holons, preferably followed by "emergency download". A rather glaring oversight. The scene with Kazu and V linking up ...
by Zixinus
2019-02-22 11:18am
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: A Skynet Terminator in King Aerys' Court.
Replies: 23
Views: 5423

Re: A Skynet Terminator in King Aerys' Court.

There is another thing that really tips the balance in favor of the T-1000: transport. Yes, both terminators can run tirelessly. But in terms of the mission, one of the things that allowed the T-800 to win was the ability to escape the T-1000 by motored vehicles (and smooth asphalt). That is why th...
by Zixinus
2019-02-21 04:25pm
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: A Skynet Terminator in King Aerys' Court.
Replies: 23
Views: 5423

Re: A Skynet Terminator in King Aerys' Court.

There is another thing that really tips the balance in favor of the T-1000: transport. Yes, both terminators can run tirelessly. But in terms of the mission, one of the things that allowed the T-800 to win was the ability to escape the T-1000 by motored vehicles (and smooth asphalt). That is why the...