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by Izawwlgood
Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:54 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Most realistic magic system and areas for improvement
Replies: 27
Views: 5945

Re: Most realistic magic system and areas for improvement

sympathy as a magic system ......... it's not 'realistic'... I found it kind of weird that you seemingly hacked my quotes together to say something entirely different to what I had actually written. I think certain types of realism are undesirable, and if fact, annoying and trite. I agree! I have n...
by Izawwlgood
Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:50 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Most realistic magic system and areas for improvement
Replies: 27
Views: 5945

Re: Most realistic magic system and areas for improvement

LOL Ha-ha-ha-ha men tellin' ppl how to write THEIR NOT YOUR fantasy stories by shaming them for making magic. ... wat Magic shouldn't be realistic, it shouldn't be science-based that is boring boring, and it should be based off of feelings preferably feminine ones :roll: If you have a preference fo...
by Izawwlgood
Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:13 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Strangererest Things
Replies: 43
Views: 8128

Re: Strangererest Things

In terms of focusing on his view instead of hers, I'm not sure I agree - both angles got seemingly equal camera time. In terms of his behavior, I felt he was acting fairly obnoxiously - waiting around a party for the girl you like to 'need help', swooping in and removing her from the si...
by Izawwlgood
Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:31 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: The Demon Cycle Series
Replies: 12
Views: 6158

Re: The Demon Cycle Series

Finally finished the series. The last book, The Core. The conclusion felt acceptable, not great, but a kind of forced happy ending that we're probably expecting at this point, minus any real explanation about where the Demons came from. And the babies. Everyone has babies, and these kids are all som...
by Izawwlgood
Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:18 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Most realistic magic system and areas for improvement
Replies: 27
Views: 5945

Re: Most realistic magic system and areas for improvement

Issues with the book aside, to echo a previous post, I really enjoyed sympathy as a magic system in Name of the Wind. The idea being you bind two things and something is shared between them. So, you can bind, say, a burning building to a lake, and the lake will get hotter and the fires will dim. You...
by Izawwlgood
Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:59 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Black Mirror
Replies: 31
Views: 8768

Re: Black Mirror

I do think they get away from the 'technology is abjectly horrid' slant, and start looking more at social ramifications of future technology. And not so future technology!
by Izawwlgood
Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:43 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Winfrey presidency
Replies: 156
Views: 12081

Re: Winfrey presidency

We should maybe remember that celebrities as politicians, even the President, isn't something Trump pioneered.
by Izawwlgood
Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:27 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Recommend a book
Replies: 472
Views: 221608

Re: Recommend a book

I just read the first book in Max Gladstones Craft sequence, and found it to be entertaining and thought provoking, if beyond campy. Gargoyles vs Vampires are silly window dressing to a pretty cool theology war. I want to plug this series again. Female protagonist S , LGBTQ friendly, the writing qu...
by Izawwlgood
Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:34 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: EVE Online
Replies: 4826
Views: 555178

Re: EVE Online

So, this happened.

Biggest EVE heist to date, one of the betrayed leadership kind of threatens the traitor and gets banned for it... Ah EVE. I'm glad I don't play you, but I just can't quit reading about you.
by Izawwlgood
Wed Jul 26, 2017 5:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6017
Views: 436054

Re: Trump presidency

I can't help but think this is what Trump is thinking. It should be obvious at this point - whenever something somewhat incriminating or revealing comes up, he kicks the 'ol media outrage machine and it's all we focus on for a little while until the new bit 'o outrage feeds the beast again. He'll b...
by Izawwlgood
Wed Apr 26, 2017 3:46 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Logon
Replies: 117
Views: 19512

Re: Logon

Accordingly, when the movie kind of handwaved around some potential explanations for why his healing power was being diminished, it seems odd that they would be deliberately vague about it. I don't mind it - to me, the more interesting part of the movie was seeing the dynamics between people and wh...
by Izawwlgood
Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:40 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Logon
Replies: 117
Views: 19512

Re: Logon

Why's that weird? If you wanted to prevent mutants, you would have to genetically modify everybody. Or, at least, you'd need a vector that can access everyone's DNA and ensure that the relevant genes are always deactivated. If you google around "what was poisoning wolverine" you'll get a ...
by Izawwlgood
Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:44 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Logon
Replies: 117
Views: 19512

Re: Logon

It's implied that the green medicine was specifically developed for X-24 -- to both enhance his healing abilities and place him in enraged berzerker murderface mode. That was not the impression I got at all - at least considering the kids knew about it, and I think were injected with it during test...
by Izawwlgood
Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:56 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Logon
Replies: 117
Views: 19512

Re: Logon

No, the gene therapy just prevented any new mutants from being born -- it didn't interfere with their powers (at least, that isn't something the movie implied or discussed). I actually somewhat got the impression that it was affecting current mutants - both because of the green medi...
by Izawwlgood
Tue Apr 18, 2017 6:05 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Logon
Replies: 117
Views: 19512

Re: Logon

I definitely enjoyed this more than most other X-Men films, and think bearded and scarred Wolverine looks more like any other Wolverine we've ever seen. The storyline, seeing Charles and Logan bicker and swear at one another, Laura looking chill in her shades, and the world having changed in subtle ...
by Izawwlgood
Wed Apr 05, 2017 1:32 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Ghost in the Shelf (2017)
Replies: 82
Views: 14581

Re: Ghost in the Shelf (2017)

Utter garbage. It felt like someone had seen GitS 1 and 2, didn't understand what it was about but liked a handful of iconic scenes/characters, reordered them, and then a committee wrote a shitty script to try and connect them all together. The Major is completely neutered and rendered little more t...
by Izawwlgood
Mon Mar 27, 2017 2:46 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Is terraforming Uranus and Neptune possible?
Replies: 22
Views: 5433

Re: Is terraforming Uranus and Neptune possible?

(For example, you could move all the already-rocky planets into more habitable orbits, along with all the usefully-sized moons of all the gas giants.) As someone who played with various orbital simulator games in middle school, I'm pretty comfortable in guessing that moving planets around the solar...
by Izawwlgood
Wed Feb 01, 2017 8:08 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Abortion - Trump Thread Split
Replies: 21
Views: 4555

Re: Trump presidency

Argument to moderation. Perhaps the right for black people to vote should be decided on the state level as well. Gay people to marry. Blahblahblah. This is an old argument.
by Izawwlgood
Thu Jan 26, 2017 9:10 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Sherunlocked
Replies: 81
Views: 27334

Re: Sherunlocked

ameretrifle wrote:But bring up the idea of Holmes and/or Watson being anything but straight white British cis men, and suddenly he's all about the Unassailable Canon... Hypocritical little...
I really liked Elementary. Almost more than Sherlock, ultimately.
by Izawwlgood
Wed Dec 28, 2016 6:38 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: How to calculate energy in humans?
Replies: 22
Views: 4354

Re: How to calculate energy in humans?

speising wrote:
Tub wrote:but it's going to be in the ballpark of burning 80kg of other organic material like wood.


Pretty wet wood, though. Humans don't really burn well.

Just need to get them hot enough, actually. Fat burns very well.
by Izawwlgood
Wed Dec 28, 2016 4:56 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: I need a Game Recommendation
Replies: 1514
Views: 332494

Re: I need a Game Recommendation

Any mobile gaming recommendations to scratch a kind of empire building/resource management/econ simulator itch? I picked up Shipping Manager, Last Vikings and Achikaps, which are fun but not super engrossing. Most of the 'empire builder' games are just cash grabs, that seem pretty boring and all the...
by Izawwlgood
Tue Dec 27, 2016 12:24 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: EVE Online
Replies: 4826
Views: 555178

Re: EVE Online

The stories are great. People writing up their actions reveals a lot about how they view... well, themselves, and others, etc. Koa, it seems like the corp was pretty reasonable top to bottom, and if you wanted back in, you could have politely said 'please contact me after this wardec is over.' inste...
by Izawwlgood
Fri Dec 16, 2016 9:47 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Werstwerld (Westworld)
Replies: 50
Views: 10921

Re: Werstwerld (Westworld)

Maeve: her programming was to leave the park. Her choice was to return. Dolores: her programming was to not kill, to fulfill her role as caretaker or sort of child project. She chose to kill and lead in the process Both went against their programming, arguably as part of fords whole plan. Ford: the ...
by Izawwlgood
Thu Dec 15, 2016 3:13 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: EVE Online
Replies: 4826
Views: 555178

Re: EVE Online

... I think you took that way too personally, and indeed, that you turned around and gave intel to the corps enemy, shows that their paranoia wasn't unwarranted.
by Izawwlgood
Thu Dec 15, 2016 3:10 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Werstwerld (Westworld)
Replies: 50
Views: 10921

Re: Werstwerld (Westworld)

The Man in Black does have special powers inside Westworld (such as turning cigars into explosives) that come from being a major (if not majority) shareholder in the company that owns the park. But I don't think those powers include wallhacks. I just presumed that he snuck a spe...
by Izawwlgood
Thu Dec 15, 2016 3:05 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Spidey Take 3: Iron man edition
Replies: 19
Views: 4921

Re: Spiderman: Homecoming

yeah, it wasn't bad. Thought, despite what I just said, I actually think the most recent Supermans (even the Batman vs) were the best. I also loved Amazing Spiderman, but thought the second was even awesomer. I hope Spiderman: Homecoming is distinctly after his origin, is all I'm saying. We've seen ...
by Izawwlgood
Mon Dec 12, 2016 3:03 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Spidey Take 3: Iron man edition
Replies: 19
Views: 4921

Re: Spiderman: Homecoming

I just want to see a super hero movie that isn't an origin story. And hopefully this one will be a kind of snapshot into post-uncle Ben existence. An already established Spiderman.
by Izawwlgood
Mon Dec 05, 2016 7:33 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: I need a book recommendation (Renamed : Recom'd me a book)
Replies: 332
Views: 183875

Re: I need a book recommendation (Renamed : Recom'd me a book)

Max Gladstones Craft Sequence is pretty neat. Kind of campy, but doing the right thing.
by Izawwlgood
Mon Dec 05, 2016 3:19 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 931225

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Liri wrote:I wonder how long he'll be able to go before realizing no major world leaders actually respect him or take him seriously (at least to the degree that he'd like).
I think part of his whole shtick is that he never will.
by Izawwlgood
Wed Nov 30, 2016 3:36 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 931225

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Clinton put information in an insecure place; Patraeus literally just handed it over to a civilian. I think this is an important distinction to be noted. Not only did Patraeus willingly just hand over top secret information to a civilian, but it was to his mistress. Clinton was irresponsible with h...
by Izawwlgood
Mon Nov 28, 2016 9:04 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 931225

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

The peaceful transfer of power is predicated on trusting the outcome of the election. Evidently we have finally managed to fuck that up. Oh joy. When the head of the NSA states that something was afoot, I think it's safe to assume something may be afoot. Though, Trump won Michigan by two tenths of ...
by Izawwlgood
Mon Nov 28, 2016 7:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 931225

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Honestly, the only recount outcome that I think isn't catastrophic is that clear and evident foreign government tampering is discovered. All America needs for unity is a common enemy to rally against? I think it would be hard for even the most ridiculous of Trumpeteers to say that Russian hacking o...
by Izawwlgood
Mon Nov 28, 2016 4:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 931225

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Honestly, the only recount outcome that I think isn't catastrophic is that clear and evident foreign government tampering is discovered. All America needs for unity is a common enemy to rally against? I think it would be hard for even the most ridiculous of Trumpeteers to say that Russian hacking o...
by Izawwlgood
Mon Nov 28, 2016 3:26 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 931225

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Honestly, the only recount outcome that I think isn't catastrophic is that clear and evident foreign government tampering is discovered. All other outcomes just result in further division.
by Izawwlgood
Thu Nov 24, 2016 10:29 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Werstwerld (Westworld)
Replies: 50
Views: 10921

Re: Werstwerld (Westworld)

I think there are pretty intentional parallels to divinity, particularly with Arnolds notion of having the hosts hear voice commands
by Izawwlgood
Wed Nov 23, 2016 10:16 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Classifing Organism by Mechanical Structure
Replies: 18
Views: 4111

Re: Classifing Organism by Mechanical Structure

Some snails move by surfing. Some vertebrates move by brachiating. Another vertebrate uses its tail as a counterweight and 'rudder' whilst sprinting. Some vertebrates run on their toes, while some run on their hands. I think there's a reason why bauplan is definitely already a way things are classif...
by Izawwlgood
Tue Nov 22, 2016 6:38 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: family with morally reprehensible views
Replies: 65
Views: 18015

Re: family with morally reprehensible views

connection is stronger than her political convictions Ehhhhhhhhh... Like I said, the past 8 years have demonstrated that my mother would rather fight about politics than connect. Don't hold it as an ultimatum or anything of course. But just be happy with that connection. I was uninvited from Thanks...
by Izawwlgood
Tue Nov 22, 2016 3:57 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 931225

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Coastal? This is what I'm getting at - the people freaking out about literal Nazi's being happy about Trump aren't just coastal.
by Izawwlgood
Tue Nov 22, 2016 3:17 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Werstwerld (Westworld)
Replies: 50
Views: 10921

Re: Werstwerld (Westworld)

Bernard: Lifelike, but not alive. Pain always exists in the mind; it's always imagined. So what's the difference between my pain and yours, between you and me? Ford: This was the very question that consumed Arnold, filled him with guilt, eventually drove him mad. The answer always seemed ob...

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