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by Solauren
2020-10-21 01:04pm
Forum: Science, Logic, And Morality
Topic: Possible life on Venus.
Replies: 25
Views: 822

Re: Possible life on Venus.

And that's just with technologies we can envision and theorize based on known science. Who knows what is possible really? For all we know, there is a galactic civilization out there that surrounds low tech solar systems with hologram fields to hide all there activity until they judge said systems re...
by Solauren
2020-10-20 04:14pm
Forum: Science, Logic, And Morality
Topic: Possible life on Venus.
Replies: 25
Views: 822

Re: Possible life on Venus.

The Femi Paradox shouldn't be "where is everyone", it should be "how do we find it."
by Solauren
2020-10-14 08:13am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Plot to Kidnap Michigan Governor, Start Civil War
Replies: 38
Views: 2390

Re: Plot to Kidnap Michigan Governor, Start Civil War

I couldn't even be a Biden thing. It would take a generation of effort, if only to slowly erode their sympathy within law enforcement. That might be a an under-estimate of how long it will take. The United States was founded on a massive criminal act (rebellion), that has been heavily glorified in ...
by Solauren
2020-10-09 02:18pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: SUPERTHREAD: 2020 United States Elections
Replies: 2109
Views: 282571

Re: SUPERTHREAD: 2020 United States Elections

Good! Just make sure to start it with proof that Trump backed out, and why. And then point out a live debate would put the health of everyone there at risk, due to Trump having Covid-19.
by Solauren
2020-10-09 12:00pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Plot to Kidnap Michigan Governor, Start Civil War
Replies: 38
Views: 2390

Re: Plot to Kidnap Michigan Governor, Start Civil War

I agree on the entrapment. it's one thing to set up a meeting for a government agent to offer bribes to someone, when there is no prior evidence of that person accepting bribes (Abscam) However, investigating a possible plot, and discovering it's legitimate (such as discovering they are looking to b...
by Solauren
2020-10-08 07:13pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: SUPERTHREAD: 2020 United States Elections
Replies: 2109
Views: 282571

Re: SUPERTHREAD: 2020 United States Elections

I'd do the debate anyway. He doesn't want to show, then he's given his opponent free time to speak to the entire country.
by Solauren
2020-10-08 07:03pm
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: Return of the Prehistoric Monsters! RAR!
Replies: 11
Views: 2250

Re: Return of the Prehistoric Monsters! RAR!

So, realistically, the global ecosystem gets the global equal of a person with organ failure getting multiple organ transplants, the animals are smart enough to avoid humans (so the odds of hitting one with a car is low), and the plans can be cut back. Really, besides an increase in bio and ecodiver...
by Solauren
2020-10-07 01:49pm
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: THE OotS Thread, Part V
Replies: 364
Views: 144299

Re: THE OotS Thread, Part V

He can do that by running 4 threads at once Thread 1 - Team Evil into the door, and then back out quickly when they see there are monsters. They decide they need to redo the doors, starting with that one. MITD gets dragged along, or put in a perm. forcecage. Thread 2 - Paladins wake up, talk to kidn...
by Solauren
2020-10-07 01:40pm
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: Return of the Prehistoric Monsters! RAR!
Replies: 11
Views: 2250

Re: Return of the Prehistoric Monsters! RAR!

How well do these things hold up against modern pesticides, herbicides, and the like?

How well do the plants hold up to gardening tools and chainsaws?

How well do the animals hold up to high powered rifles?
by Solauren
2020-10-05 08:07pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: SUPERTHREAD: 2020 United States Elections
Replies: 2109
Views: 282571

Re: SUPERTHREAD: 2020 United States Elections

Trump overruling his doctors.... You know, when most people this age do that, it turns out badly. Like, real bad. Like, the worse bad. So bad. You can't be badder. It's so bad, it's worse. So worse, the worse. As in, worse case. Makes me wonder if he knows he's dying, and just wants to die in the Wh...
by Solauren
2020-10-05 06:28pm
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: THE OotS Thread, Part V
Replies: 364
Views: 144299

Re: THE OotS Thread, Part V

Going by how this comic goes, yeah, it's a marked door, that wasn't done, but it has the Gate in it.
by Solauren
2020-10-02 02:04pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: COVID-19 ongoing thread part 2
Replies: 580
Views: 63344

Re: COVID-19 ongoing thread part 2

If Pence was smart enough to get Trump sick, he'd have waited until after the election. Let Trump do all the work, and use his fame, then take power.
by Solauren
2020-09-29 12:16pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: What's up with Karen Traviss novels?
Replies: 28
Views: 1431

Re: What's up with Karen Traviss novels?

You know, once it was revealed she hated the Jedi, why was she allowed to continue writing novels? Hell, if she hated the Jedi, why did she start writing Star Wars novels? I think the bigger question is why insist on including them in your novels? Jedi are literary garbage, they're boring, bland an...
by Solauren
2020-09-29 11:31am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: COVID-19 ongoing thread part 2
Replies: 580
Views: 63344

Re: COVID-19 ongoing thread part 2

So, he broke confinement?

Toss his ass in prison for a few months, see if that drives the message home.
by Solauren
2020-09-27 11:03pm
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: THE OotS Thread, Part V
Replies: 364
Views: 144299

Re: THE OotS Thread, Part V

I can't see how it would backfire. Kill the lich, convince the Goblin to help, and then start going over each door one at a time, marking them with a different symbol. Hell, it anything, if the dungeon's don't refill, Team Evil would have made things easier.
by Solauren
2020-09-27 11:02pm
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: Optimal size for a soldier?
Replies: 38
Views: 1732

Re: Optimal size for a soldier?

Also, if you're going for pre-industrial, remember that REACH is a serious advantage. A 6ft tall man will have a better reach with the average 3ft sword than a 5.5ft man. Plus, the 6footer will have a really nasty downswing. Of course, I'm basing this on SCA combat, which is more Tourney than Melee...
by Solauren
2020-09-27 07:46am
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: What's up with Karen Traviss novels?
Replies: 28
Views: 1431

Re: What's up with Karen Traviss novels?

You know, once it was revealed she hated the Jedi, why was she allowed to continue writing novels?
Hell, if she hated the Jedi, why did she start writing Star Wars novels?
by Solauren
2020-09-25 05:19pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Trump v CA shitfight inbound (Newsom bans all ICE vehicles after 2035)
Replies: 12
Views: 856

Re: Trump v CA shitfight inbound (Newsom bans all ICE vehicles after 2035)

Also, did the technology to do that even exist as a viable economic solution under either Bush?
by Solauren
2020-09-25 05:17pm
Forum: Science, Logic, And Morality
Topic: Multiculturalism v Cultural Appropriation
Replies: 17
Views: 1111

Re: Multiculturalism v Cultural Appropriation

Learning any language is not cultural appropriation. I learned Latin in school. That does not mean I appropriated the culture of Imperial Rome!
by Solauren
2020-09-25 05:14pm
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: Optimal size for a soldier?
Replies: 38
Views: 1732

Re: Optimal size for a soldier?

Another factor to consider is speed in combat. Your 6'2 fighter is useless if my 4'6 troops are so fast and agile and skilled he can't hit them. Your muskets are useless if my troops are so fast that after your first volley, they've covered lethal range and are now stabbing you to death. Your high e...
by Solauren
2020-09-24 04:56pm
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: THE OotS Thread, Part V
Replies: 364
Views: 144299

Re: THE OotS Thread, Part V

Trickster - multiple-need-to-be-a-rogue-to-find-in-each dungeon
Strength - Full of near-epic or epic monsters
Combination - have to clear it all to reveal the actual 'Snarl Dungeon' door, which is a dead-magic dungeon that makes the Beastlands look tame
by Solauren
2020-09-24 11:16am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Trump v CA shitfight inbound (Newsom bans all ICE vehicles after 2035)
Replies: 12
Views: 856

Re: Trump v CA shitfight inbound (Newsom bans all ICE vehicles after 2035)

Until there is at least plant producing non-ICE vehicles are a rate comparable to a ICE production line, this is completely unrealistic and unobtainable.
Preferably two, with one based in California
by Solauren
2020-09-24 11:13am
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: THE OotS Thread, Part V
Replies: 364
Views: 144299

Re: THE OotS Thread, Part V

Dungeon Complex: Wouldn't surprise me to learn that the 'door' was hidden somewhere that required a rogue to find it. Something 'Team Evil' clearly lacks. It also wouldn't surprise me if you had to defeat ALL the Dungeons before you could get to it. i.e Go in each one, your Rogue finds a secret swit...
by Solauren
2020-09-23 04:55pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: What's up with Karen Traviss novels?
Replies: 28
Views: 1431

Re: What's up with Karen Traviss novels?

#2 - She was actually openly and aggressively hostile towards critics, no matter what their criticism was, or how they phrased it. This was the core of the reason Traviss got the strength of opposition she did. Reacting to an opinion that her numbers seemed a bit small with "my gut reaction is that...
by Solauren
2020-09-23 04:55pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: What's up with Karen Traviss novels?
Replies: 28
Views: 1431

Re: What's up with Karen Traviss novels?

Ralin wrote:
2020-09-23 03:11pm
Wasn't she going around contacting website and message board owners asking them to ban people who criticized her at one point?
She might have. I remember hearing that rumor. Of course, a website owner could have claimed that because they disliked her.