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With great power comes... [Aug. 17th, 2015|03:08 pm]
[Mood |geekygeeky]

Today I read an amusing suggestion on a forum thread for why there are so many half (quarter, etc etc) dragons running around in certain fantasy settings. Consider that dragons are pretty much the closest that mortal beings get to true gods (and in some settings, they straddle the line). Well, what's one of the things that the gods are notorious for doing?

Of course, when it comes to making half-____s, both gods and dragons are far outdone by plain ol' humans. It seems that for almost anything you can name, there's someone somewhere who wants to **** it. (See Rule 34.)

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today's typo/coinage [Aug. 15th, 2015|06:08 am]
[Mood |geekygeeky]

wristwitch (n): see omnitool.

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the very definition of "malware" [Aug. 6th, 2015|10:07 am]
[Mood |amusedamused]

Poster: "I'm getting attacked by malicious software every time I read [a forum thread about the Terminator franchise]. Thought you'd like to know."

Admin: "I took a look and don't see anything but some images and a Youtube video. Are you sure it's not on your computer? Can you post a screenshot?"

Poster: "It was on my computer, I'm updating my malicious software protection now. Thanks."

Me: "Insert Skynet joke here."

11 likes and counting.

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What's in a name? [Jul. 22nd, 2015|03:21 am]
[Mood |geekygeeky]

(from one of the forums I read:)

Per revised forum naming conventions developed after extensive observation, it has been decided that we will no longer classify this Pluto discussion as a "thread". Hence forth, it will be labeled an Intermittently Discussed Forum Object.

This IDFO will be closely monitored to see if it throws off mass in the form of a new separate thread, or perhaps crashes into or otherwise merges with the Science thread.

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Game of Thrones, or House of Cards? [Jul. 16th, 2015|08:44 am]
[Mood |annoyedannoyed]

I am officially bad at fantasy.

I look at this promo image for the latest chapter of the GoT tie-in game:

and I think "... no. just no. Not with medieval construction and engineering. That... monstrosity would collapse somewhere around the second tier."

So far as I know, GoT is a low-fantasy, low-magic setting. That doesn't leave much room to handwave towers as tall as modern skyscrapers.

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James Horner (1953-2015) [Jun. 22nd, 2015|10:29 pm]
[Mood |sadsad (also angry)]
[Music |James Horner - Stealing the Enterprise]


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Christopher Lee, 1922-2015 [Jun. 11th, 2015|05:43 pm]
[Mood |satisfiedrespectful]

I think my favorite anecdote about the man, even beating out the one about the sound one makes when stabbed in the back, is that he actually spoke the Dark Tongue of Mordor. Because of course he did.

Farewell, good sir.

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I KNEW IT [Jun. 9th, 2015|06:39 pm]
[Mood |pleasedvindicated]

xkcd #1534: Beer

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"... until I took a spear to the side." [May. 29th, 2015|09:01 am]
[Mood |sillysilly]

so someone mentioned the bit in apocrypha where Jesus tamed/fought dragons, and this happened.

"They say that he is Godborn - Jehovahkiin."

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