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by JudeMorrigan
Sun Jan 22, 2017 12:33 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Wheel of Time 2 - The White Tower (D6)
Replies: 558
Views: 39831

Re: Wheel of Time 2 - The White Tower (D1)

Hi, all! My competition went well! I'm home later than I'd intended, so this'll be some relatively brief off-the-cuff comments about the stuff that I'm seeing directly related to me. Hopefully I'll get another post in tomorrow focusing on the rest that happened while I was out. Reactions to my list:...
by JudeMorrigan
Thu Jan 19, 2017 6:14 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Wheel of Time 2 - The White Tower (D6)
Replies: 558
Views: 39831

Re: Wheel of Time 2 - The White Tower (D1)

Ok, this will likely be my last post until Saturday evening (US central time), so I thought I'd post a town-to-scum list. Unfortunately, I don't feel like I have any truly strong scum leads yet, so there's a fair amount of, "eh, they look ok, I guess, maybe?" But this is where my mind is r...
by JudeMorrigan
Thu Jan 19, 2017 1:11 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Wheel of Time 2 - The White Tower (D6)
Replies: 558
Views: 39831

Re: Wheel of Time 2 - The White Tower (D1)

Um, possibly I need to go read the rules a whole lot more closely than I had. Sorry!
by JudeMorrigan
Thu Jan 19, 2017 12:51 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Wheel of Time 2 - The White Tower (D6)
Replies: 558
Views: 39831

Re: Wheel of Time 2 - The White Tower (D1)

Another possibility for bessie - she's a townie trying to stir things up hoping to get us information we can use to make an informed D1 lynch. Beyond that, I'm generally concerned with the specificity of somewhat unusual roles in Bessie's setup speculation. How about sharing your setup speculation? ...
by JudeMorrigan
Wed Jan 18, 2017 12:50 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Wheel of Time 2 - The White Tower (D6)
Replies: 558
Views: 39831

Re: Wheel of Time 2 - The White Tower (D1)

Also, Elaida disbanded the blue ajah after her coup. At least up to where I am in the books, there were simply no Blues that stayed to remain in an Elaida-ruled tower. She kept trying to convince Blues to come back, convinced that it undermined the unity of the tower to have an Ajah totally opposed...
by JudeMorrigan
Wed Jan 18, 2017 1:26 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 30925
Views: 2075802

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

WoT2: So, here's something fun: I am the leader of the black Ajah. Now, the real kicker is that this is the first time I've ever started the game as scum (I was recruited by a cult late-ish in Dr. Who) ... and my faction has no chat abilities. So I can't rely on my vastly more ex...
by JudeMorrigan
Wed Jan 18, 2017 1:23 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Wheel of Time 2 - The White Tower (D6)
Replies: 558
Views: 39831

Re: Wheel of Time 2 - The White Tower (D1)

Six out of seven Ajahs recommend Colgate Total getting rid of darkfriends! Now, this is a curious statement. I'm pretty sure all seven [official] ajahs would be completely down with getting rid of darkfriends. (For the flavorblind, the official ajahs are blue, red, green, white, grey, brown and yel...
by JudeMorrigan
Mon Jan 16, 2017 8:48 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Wheel of Time 2 - The White Tower (D6)
Replies: 558
Views: 39831

Re: Wheel of Time 2 - The White Tower (Pre-game)

*folds his arms beneath his breasts and sniffs* Vote: dimochka for voting for the Creator. Obvious darkfriend move. Oh, wait. Sabrar already did that. unvote @Sabrar: I've played a handful of games here on xkcd, but that's it. I consider myself only slightly more than a complete newbie. It's still n...
by JudeMorrigan
Fri Jan 13, 2017 10:13 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Wheel of Time 2 - The White Tower (D6)
Replies: 558
Views: 39831

Re: Wheel of Time 2 - The White Tower (Pre-game)

Confirm
by JudeMorrigan
Tue Jan 10, 2017 1:34 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Sign-ups (for PLAYERS)
Replies: 7331
Views: 689036

Re: Sign-ups (for PLAYERS)

Wheel of Time 2: The White Tower http://forums.xkcd.com/download/file.php?id=51027 Description: Standard Mafia game, set in the Wheel of Time universe, around the time of books 4-5. Mod: jimbobmacdoodle, co-mod: SDK, kalira Speed: 5-7 days, 1 day nights (possibly pseudo-nightless). Day deadlines wi...
by JudeMorrigan
Wed Dec 28, 2016 8:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1778: "Interest Timescales"
Replies: 34
Views: 4741

Re: 1778: "Interest Timescales"

Sometimes, parts of a slowly-rising mountain suddenly rises REALLY fast, which is extra interesting. One of those plurals needs to be a singular. It turns out to be really hard to write a post nitpicking language without discrediting yourself with at least one error. It is known. Yours is that, in ...
by JudeMorrigan
Tue Dec 27, 2016 10:21 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode 3.5: Roguey One Kenobe
Replies: 96
Views: 16492

Re: Star Wars Episode 3.5: Roguey One Kenobe

Tyndmyr wrote:Diplomacy:
Spoiler:
I mean, Wedge Antilles literally dies claiming the same thing, yeah?

Quick, nitpicky note: you mean Raymus Antilles. Wedge Antilles is the fighter pilot who lived through the entire original trilogy. They're different, likely unrelated characters.
by JudeMorrigan
Fri Dec 23, 2016 9:52 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: "age / 2 + 7" formula is flawed
Replies: 49
Views: 31363

Re: "age / 2 + 7" formula is flawed

Fair enough. Mostly it was just to let people date at younger than 14, because I'm not too much older than that myself and can assure you that 13 yr olds dating isn't creepy. The difficulty of calculation is a valid point though. With the 90 yr old and the 52 yr old, we're not giving a formula for ...
by JudeMorrigan
Fri Dec 23, 2016 9:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 913999

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election


So *that*'s how Trump is going to put coal country back to work. We must not allow a mine shaft gap!
by JudeMorrigan
Wed Dec 07, 2016 10:11 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89903
Views: 7464859

Re: Random natterings

On a completely unrelated matter, I've been taking dance classes. Never thought I'd say this, but dancing is quite a lot of fun :D Turns out that dancing is like a weird social parasite that latches onto your life, kills all your existing hobbies and relationships, and replaces them with dancing an...
by JudeMorrigan
Wed Dec 07, 2016 9:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1769: "Never seen Star Wars"
Replies: 85
Views: 14925

Re: 1769: "Never seen Star Wars"

I'd expect R1 to come before IV, since that's where it's set chronologically and, unlike II and III, it doesn't really serve as a flashback of anything between V and VI. Kinda weird to start a series off with characters you're never going to see again, though. I suspect the thing to do is going to ...
by JudeMorrigan
Mon Dec 05, 2016 6:09 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13394
Views: 1412863

Re: Today I Learned

This weekend I learned that C3PO had a silver leg in the original trilogy. I've been watching those freaking movies for thirty-four+ freaking years, how did I never notice that?
by JudeMorrigan
Mon Dec 05, 2016 6:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1768: "Settling"
Replies: 50
Views: 12024

Re: 1768: "Settling"

Also, TOS was set in the mid- to late-2200s. Who's to say what common usage would be that far in the future?
by JudeMorrigan
Mon Dec 05, 2016 4:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1768: "Settling"
Replies: 50
Views: 12024

Re: 1768: "Settling"

Apeiron wrote:Gotten. Have gotten.

SMH.

It's perfectly cromulent American English.
by JudeMorrigan
Fri Dec 02, 2016 1:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 913999

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

I know you shouldn't judge a book by its cover, but in what world is choosing someone with the moniker 'Mad Dog' for Secretary of Defence a good idea? Don't read too much into the nickname, he's actually a pretty heartening pick: http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2016/12/01/mattis_is_reportedl...
by JudeMorrigan
Wed Nov 30, 2016 5:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1766: "Apple Spectrum"
Replies: 92
Views: 15931

Re: 1766: "Apple Spectrum"

Of course there is always the fact that the modern western diet trains us to place high value on sweetness. Older generations probably found the Red Delicious perfectly tasty, otherwise they wouldn't have named it so. It is not the breed's fault that our palates have changed. You may be barking up ...
by JudeMorrigan
Wed Nov 30, 2016 4:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1766: "Apple Spectrum"
Replies: 92
Views: 15931

Re: 1766: "Apple Spectrum"

And they're what an awful lot of people grew up with, so they're what people *expect* apples to be and to look like. So far as it goes, there are other modern cultivars like the honeycrisp. (For example, the sweetango.) I haven't tried them, but I assume they're also fall on the right hand side of t...
by JudeMorrigan
Wed Nov 30, 2016 2:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1766: "Apple Spectrum"
Replies: 92
Views: 15931

Re: 1766: "Apple Spectrum"

I'm one of those poor fools who grew up on red "delicious" apples and thought I just didn't like eating (vs baking) apples. I had my first honeycrisp a few weeks ago. It was an eye-opening experience.
by JudeMorrigan
Tue Nov 29, 2016 11:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 913999

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

The comparison drawn was to the twitter thing. Obviously that's going to be public. It's not really the same thing. It's just a crap example. As for the rest, I'm really quite tired of talking about emails, if my previous post didn't make that plain enough. We've already beaten to death why those t...
by JudeMorrigan
Tue Nov 29, 2016 10:31 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 913999

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Yes, vastly worse. Clinton was stupid and careless. Petraeus deliberately and consciously leaked classified information. Those are worlds apart in the security world. There's a reason that Clinton wasn't prosecuted and Petraeus had to plea bargain down from a felony charge. And it's not that Comey w...
by JudeMorrigan
Tue Nov 29, 2016 8:19 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 913999

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

So, Petraeus is apparently being batted around as a candidate for State. For the record, he actually *is* guilty of criminal mishandling of classified information. I mean, don't get me wrong - he'd be a hugely better candidate than Guiliani. (And hopefully he's learned his lesson about what a bad id...
by JudeMorrigan
Mon Nov 28, 2016 10:31 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Fantastic Breasts and Where to Find Them
Replies: 51
Views: 12133

Re: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Like...he's mentioned, but it's not as if he's terribly important to the initial series. I don't think having seen the original series, or read the original books, contributes significantly to the story told here. Yeah, it's kinda cool that they're obstensibly in the same universe, but end of day, ...
by JudeMorrigan
Thu Nov 17, 2016 12:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 913999

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

And there's the whole "naming Bannon chief strategist and senior counselor" thing. I see very little practical difference between "is definitely personally racist" and "fosters a culture of racism".
by JudeMorrigan
Tue Nov 15, 2016 4:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 913999

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

So ... the two leading candidates for State are apparently Giuliani and John Fucking Bolton.

/headdesk

(Corker would be a *perfectly* reasonable option.)
by JudeMorrigan
Mon Nov 14, 2016 7:43 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science fleeting thoughts
Replies: 76
Views: 13354

Re: Science fleeting thoughts

I'll resist the temptation to make a Naohmi joke.
by JudeMorrigan
Fri Nov 11, 2016 9:36 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 913999

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Of course my opinion does not particularly matter for this as an outsider who is not direct part of the tensions. But I still wanted to point out that I don't think anybody thinks people only voted for him because of isms, but there is a point after which not considering something a dealbreaker is ...
by JudeMorrigan
Fri Nov 11, 2016 9:16 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 913999

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Of course my opinion does not particularly matter for this as an outsider who is not direct part of the tensions. But I still wanted to point out that I don't think anybody thinks people only voted for him because of isms, but there is a point after which not considering something a dealbreaker is ...
by JudeMorrigan
Fri Nov 11, 2016 5:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 913999

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Because your friend's car was vandalized doesn't mean that it was right for the other protesters to destroy other cars. Did I say it was? My objection isn't to the idea that the violent protesters are in the wrong - it's to the idea that they would make you glad that Trump won. I mean, it would be ...
by JudeMorrigan
Fri Nov 11, 2016 5:22 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 913999

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

And honestly, these jackholes make me glad that Trump won. Because fuck violent protesters. :roll: How about the jackholes like the ones who have been attacking my friends' kids for being brown or vandalizing their cars for having a Bernie bumper sticker? I'm not intending to excuse the violent pro...
by JudeMorrigan
Thu Nov 10, 2016 10:13 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 913999

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

I don't know. I realize things look differently to those on the right, but from where I sat, it sure seemed like the way that it would work during his first term would be that Obama would make a good faith effort to start with offers that were a good compromise and then get frustrated when Republica...
by JudeMorrigan
Thu Nov 10, 2016 10:02 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 913999

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

So what do y'all think the chances are that Trump will actually push the trial thing (assuming no pardon or anything of the sort)? I was pretty sure that it's just political posturing, especially considering his tone afterwards, and the fact that before he ran he never seemed to particularly hate t...
by JudeMorrigan
Thu Nov 10, 2016 9:56 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 913999

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Sanders, even if he doesn't run himself next time, obviously has some appeal. Democrats have got to leverage that. As I said up-thread, he'll be too old to run again. But I absolutely agree that the next candidate has to be from the Bernie-supporting wing of the party. But experience isn't really l...
by JudeMorrigan
Thu Nov 10, 2016 9:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 913999

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

The point wouldn't be to avoid convictions - it would be to avoid obscenely political and divisive hearing and trials that would make the Iran-Contra hearings look like Shiny Happy Fun Times.
by JudeMorrigan
Thu Nov 10, 2016 9:36 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 913999

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

You know, I stand by my statements that Comey was speaking the simple truth when he said that no reasonable prosecutor would have brought charges against Clinton for the email case. But I find myself wondering what the chances are of Obama issuing a general, Nixon-esque "for all offenses [she] ...
by JudeMorrigan
Thu Nov 10, 2016 3:27 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 913999

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

There wasn't anything real and major against Hillary, but there was certainly the perception, and that perception is still baggage, whether it has any basis in reality or not. This had been known since the beginning. She was under investigation for what, had it actually moved forward, would have be...

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