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    Re: What Are You Reading?

    Greatly appreciated. = /


    ...Bloody hell, that series is built around a Mary Sue too?

    And the bookstore doesn't take returns. Darnit.

    I'm not sure if Honor Harrington is a Mary Sue per se,...
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    Re: What Are You Reading?

    Just got back to my apartment and browsed through my bookshelf. Jogged my memory.

    Hard Magic by Larry Correia.
    Um... wow.
    Cross X-Men with gangster noir and a slight touch of H.P. Lovecraft, and...
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    Re: What Are You Reading?

    While Halo 4 is definitely the introduction to a new trilogy saga*, it feels like a stand-alone title and doesn't leave any sequel hooks. Overall, it was definitely rushed as an introduction.
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    Re: What Are You Reading?

    I quite enjoyed the Desolation of Smaug (Except for a few things in the last thirty minutes).
    That said, The Order of the Stick is probably my favorite TE fantasy (Being based upon D&D) but the...
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    Re: What Are You Reading?

    OK, what I've read since I've last posted here:

    Books

    Dresden Files: Changes, Ghost Story, Cold Days

    Um... wow. Remember what I said about Dresden getting too powerful? These books don't...
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    Sticky: Re: StarCraft II Artwork Thread

    Dude, we already have enough reasons to beat you with a stick until you pop. You don't need to give us more.
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    Re: SCL forum members

    Give me a break.
    Republicans only care about the little police state because they aren't the ones in the White House. They're the ones who passed the Patriot Act and created the TSA. They did jack...
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    Re: SCL forum members

    Meh. I can't claim any unified political outlook, but I guess my beliefs can be summarized as "A lot of what the federal government does should be left to the states" and "When a branch of government...
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    Re: What Are You Reading?

    Start with the new stuff, and the old stuff is going to feel weird. Start with the old stuff, and the new stuff is going to be downright infuriating.
    Or not. Your mileage may vary.
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    Re: SCL forum members

    Teabaggers, huh?
    There's never been an original thought in your head, has there?

    And yes, I'm a libertarian, because I can do the math and recognize a failing Ponzi scheme when I see it.


    Out...
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    Re: SCL forum members

    I'm a libertarian who opposes the War on Some Drugs. Got any internships for mechanical engineering majors who specialize in industrial equipment design?
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    Re: Rewriting StarCraft II

    Hmm... I've got a bunch of ideas, a few of them good.
    The problem is that they're a little TOO complex for a video game, with a war between Duran and the Dark Mind in which Kerrigan, Ulrezaj,...
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    Re: SCL forum members

    I check in every few days.

    Not much to talk about here, really.
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    Sticky: Re: StarCraft II Artwork Thread

    Nice!
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    Re: What did you think of Man of Steel?

    Before Man of Steel, I was of the opinion that there could be no such thing as a good Superman movie. After Man of Steel, I believe that a great Superman movie is possible.
    But a Batman vs Superman...
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    Re: How tough is Ghost armour?

    They RARELY jam.

    The M-16 was unreliable when first issued back in Vietnam. Since then, it has been redesigned and troops have been trained to clean and operate it. It won't jam until you try to...
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    That's part of the charm.


    Please, do tell how the plot of Halo is similar to StarCraft beyond "Militarized Humans/Advanced Proud Warrior Race Guys/Nasty Biological Aliens" being the three most...
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    Re: How did you get your username?

    Hoo boy.

    Well, when I got a pet snake and was 11 years old, I named him "Quirel", because he had a design on the back of his neck that looked like a face, and because I hadn't read the first Harry...
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    Or they could be doing the smart, cheap thing, as shown by Elysium. Take an old gun that's reliable and easy to manufacture, and make it more lethal with high-tech ammunition.


    Hey, to be fair,...
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    Re: What Are You Watching?

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but Warp doesn't propel ships to faster-than-light velocities. It just slips a fiver under the table so that physics looks the other way while the Enterprise twists the...
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    Re: What Are You Watching?

    Correction: bigger missiles make more bangs of the same size. Why build a nuke five times as large when you can build five independent warheads?


    How close to a planet can a Warp Drive get?

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    Re: What Are You Watching?

    Heh. Reminds me of some old Soviet predictions, which 'mathematically' proved that the world would achieve true communism in a certain number of years. Because human history is a process working...
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    Re: What Are You Watching?

    Yes, yes, I know all about Roddenberry's Utopian ideals, where humanism conquers Humanity's innately violent nature.
    Specific to this movie, it doesn't make sense that a brutal super-genius like...
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    Re: What Are You Watching?

    Still not enough safety for my tastes.
    If you really cared about safety, the ship wouldn't have a 'bridge' so much as a collection of one-man titanium nests in the heart of the ship, linked together...
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    Re: What Are You Reading?

    A'right, Lester. Seeing as how this has expanded past the original topic of the thread, and people might still want to talk about books, you mind moving this to PMs?
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