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mansa

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Re: A Random Thought
« Reply #36550 on: September 29, 2020, 11:29:41 PM »
I have always loved Star Trek. As a kid, I never really cared for DS9. I have recently rewatched it a couple of times and found a new appreciation for it.

Killing Dax and replacing her with Lame Imitation Dax kind of killed the show.

Morn and Quark are my 2 favorite characters. Quark might be in my top 10 all time.

Dig and I were talking about Odo and Kira Nerys in the discords today.

DS9 is fantastic on Netflix, with the bingeworthy storylines.
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« Reply #36551 on: September 29, 2020, 11:35:38 PM »
Quark would make a great Kurac dealer.

triste

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« Reply #36552 on: September 30, 2020, 09:53:24 AM »
Quark would make a great Kurac dealer.

I posted in that discord when the actor of one of those Ferengis died last year.

Almost exactly a year ago. Rest in peace.

Miss him but I don't miss the discord much.
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« Reply #36553 on: November 12, 2020, 10:26:44 PM »
The fact that Baby Yoda got "cancelled" is hilarious but I hope any footage they have of Gina Carano from this season surfaces if it actually permanently gets cancelled.
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« Reply #36554 on: November 13, 2020, 12:42:52 AM »
I have always loved Star Trek. As a kid, I never really cared for DS9. I have recently rewatched it a couple of times and found a new appreciation for it.

Killing Dax and replacing her with Lame Imitation Dax kind of killed the show.

Morn and Quark are my 2 favorite characters. Quark might be in my top 10 all time.

Dig and I were talking about Odo and Kira Nerys in the discords today.

DS9 is fantastic on Netflix, with the bingeworthy storylines.
I had always liked DS9, but I also found a new love for it when I managed to actually see all the episodes earier this year. I like Odo a ton - maybe as much as Data, but I still like Worf the most. Actually, Kira was right in there too, second thought.
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« Reply #36555 on: November 13, 2020, 08:22:18 AM »
Need to re-watch The Imitation Game to remind myself that:
- group thought is not good thought.
- that someone who gets dogpiled on and abused like Alan Turing can help kill thousands of Nazis.
- someone can help kill thousands of Nazis and still be treated like shit in their own lifetime.
- there are intangible rewards to doing and saying the right thing even if people only tangibly hurt you for it.

If being immortalized in a tragic light and only being thanked posthumously is the fate of some people so be it. The ragged angels of one generation will thank those who came before.
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« Reply #36556 on: February 05, 2021, 01:48:42 PM »
There is a part of me that is quite happy this post is still active all these years later.
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« Reply #36557 on: February 05, 2021, 04:49:13 PM »
You're alive! I still need to know how your Whiran died, dammit. My Sun Runner Bahak never found out.

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« Reply #36558 on: February 11, 2021, 04:45:14 PM »
Now that she can't work on Star Wars, I hope Gina Carano resorts to doing por--

I MEAN PG-13 ACTIVITIES BECAUSE WE HAVE KIDS PLAYING ARMAGEDDON.

I have no comments on Joss Whedon getting cancelled because I knew that man was wack from day one. The sort of dude who vociferously argues with feminists because they think writing dialog for female characters entitles them to, yeah, no.

PG-13 activities I wouldn't mind watching Gina Carano do: Porch Renovations. Porpoise Taming. Portable Propane Technician-ing. Pork Braising. Portfolio Management... not so much.
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« Reply #36559 on: February 11, 2021, 06:20:49 PM »
And I want to clarify that this is mostly joking and not liberal gloating.

I will say that Michelle Rodriguez came out of character generation with a similar stat priority as Gina Carano (maybe they both put wisdom last, or just did full random, not going to judge or assume) and both of them post stupid stuff on the public rumor boards Twitter and one has been permabanned cancelled and one hasn't.

I don't know I am just torn up about it because the lesson is one I have tried to learn my whole life and have struggled with my whole life: if you are assigned female at birth but BALLSY AS HELL you gotta shut the fuck up least you get burned.

And you have to apologise when you hurt people's feelings.

And no more dancing around this I just know we had Gina Carano fans here and I farted my feelings / bad jokes.
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« Reply #36560 on: February 11, 2021, 08:59:54 PM »
Today I learned that the Actor, Cas Anvar, who has played Martian pilot Alex Kamal, was fired from The Expanse.

https://www.denofgeek.com/tv/the-expanse-cas-anvar-fired/
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« Reply #36561 on: February 11, 2021, 09:06:39 PM »
It is such a funny and tarnished quote given that it came from a man who both abused his wife and liberated a country, but "An eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind."
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« Reply #36562 on: February 11, 2021, 09:33:48 PM »
Today I learned that the Actor, Cas Anvar, who has played Martian pilot Alex Kamal, was fired from The Expanse.

https://www.denofgeek.com/tv/the-expanse-cas-anvar-fired/

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I was unaware of this when I saw the last season finale, where they killed him off.  It was very sad then.  Now it's just kind of gross.

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« Reply #36563 on: February 11, 2021, 09:38:15 PM »
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I was unaware of this when I saw the last season finale, where they killed him off.  It was very sad then.  Now it's just kind of gross.

Really? They did that? Easy way out. Sigh.

Fine, let people go for Joss Whedon next in the name of fairness. Get it over with.

And be decent, people.
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« Reply #36564 on: February 11, 2021, 09:41:01 PM »
Also sincere apologies to the community for even bringing this up. My hipster sister and I have been hooting about it all day because we "always had a bad feeling about" and were never a fan of the stuff getting purged. The content we tend to enjoy is more overt about these topics to avoid hypocrisy [and purging]. I guess if you've gone through shit, you have a good sense for the people who dish it out. Unfortunately when you've been a victim of it it's sometimes something you dish out yourself, but recognizing it's a sin you are passing on you try to control and mitigate it. It's an interesting, salient, very much TODAY topic.

I think non-involvement is the internet equivalent of non-violence these days. If you try to have a nuanced opinion, you just get caught between the tribal warfare. I am sorry I always try to get involved like a tacky true neutral druid in a Dungeons and Dragons campaign but I am trying to find the TRUTH in this.

I'll be quiet for good on this topic now. <3s, just mentioned it because again I know we have Gina Carano and Joss Whedon fans here and I was thinking about it because of my sis too. Here's a funny meme about Gina Carano fully summing up why rampant politicization is stupid when humans are just humans:
https://twitter.com/vadimnewquist/status/1359728848166862848

Our own community has gone through purges, and attempted purges. France is now undergoing an attempt to challenge thought systems that are toxic to dissent, diversity in ideas, and belief systems. It's a matter of defending cultural effort from destruction:
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/09/world/europe/france-threat-american-universities.html

I think I am going to re-read Frankenstein by Mary Shelly this weekend. Only reading and a few other actively engaged pursuits can ease the mind in the face of this.

I am taking no sides in any of this, but if I could express any sincere hope, it is that people can treat each other decently. On all levels.
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« Reply #36565 on: February 24, 2021, 07:31:19 AM »
Lawrence Ferlinghetti died. I met him and read poetry on stage with him and other beat poets and national poet laureates back when I still had a heart and wrote poetry and got published and shit.

Remember the Howl obscenity trial and the evils of censorship. When I see LGBT people advocate for the censorship of content my stomach does a fucking flip recalling how LGBT people used to be violently censored.

RIP Lawrence Ferlinghetti, it was great to meet you, and fuck censorship with a pogo stick.
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Re: A Random Thought
« Reply #36566 on: March 14, 2021, 02:38:35 PM »
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Re: A Random Thought
« Reply #36567 on: March 15, 2021, 10:00:25 AM »
Sometimes I wish I didn't have such a wide range of games that I enjoy. It's actually rather annoying?

Like I wanna play Armageddon. But also I wanna play conan exiles. And stardew valley. And I still have to beat AC Valhalla, and Red Dead Redemption 2. My Time at Portia, Xcom 2, A Plague's Tale: Innocence, Mount and Blade 2, Pathfinder Kingmaker, The Forest. The list goes on and on and on. And I still haven't beat the last two pokemon games we got.

The point is I always wanna play one thing or another but then I don't because I also wanna play something else. So sometimes I play nothing and binge Hulu or Netflix.

My friend, she plays like three things. Star wars Battlefront 2, Destiny 2, and Animal crossing. She doesn't have this problem.

I think about this often.
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« Reply #36568 on: March 15, 2021, 11:08:32 AM »
Sometimes I wish I didn't have such a wide range of games that I enjoy. It's actually rather annoying?

Like I wanna play Armageddon. But also I wanna play conan exiles. And stardew valley. And I still have to beat AC Valhalla, and Red Dead Redemption 2. My Time at Portia, Xcom 2, A Plague's Tale: Innocence, Mount and Blade 2, Pathfinder Kingmaker, The Forest. The list goes on and on and on. And I still haven't beat the last two pokemon games we got.

The point is I always wanna play one thing or another but then I don't because I also wanna play something else. So sometimes I play nothing and binge Hulu or Netflix.

My friend, she plays like three things. Star wars Battlefront 2, Destiny 2, and Animal crossing. She doesn't have this problem.

I think about this often.

Wait till you add Loop Hero to your list of addictive games.

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1282730/Loop_Hero/

(best game to play while you're sitting at the Gaj wondering if you're the last PC left on Zalanthas.)
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« Reply #36569 on: March 31, 2021, 09:52:32 AM »
Every time I start to get puppy fever, I just remember the potty training stage and I'm good again.

Now if only the baby fever was so easily swayed!
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« Reply #36570 on: April 03, 2021, 08:04:31 PM »
The Sun Runners aren't the only sharps dabbling in the creation of spirits.

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« Reply #36571 on: April 20, 2021, 08:18:12 PM »
“When I was a fighting man, the kettle-drums they beat;
The people scattered gold-dust before my horse’s feet;
But now I am a great king, the people hound my track
With poison in my wine-cup, and daggers at my back.”

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« Reply #36572 on: April 20, 2021, 08:31:39 PM »
Another reason why you should always fade to black:

https://www.reddit.com/r/MUD/comments/murxe4/my_very_weird_armageddon_experience_should_i_move/

Seeing the need to bring it here, I'll address it here, given the implications.

The person is question was given the suggestion/recommendation to reach out with a complaint and thus allow us to verify it. - They haven't.

Despite their not doing so, we ran a check of the logs for the entire -year-. Nothing returned, in any fashion, for a staff member using the OOC command as was presented. All keywords, all staff members, all rooms - Notta.

Should there be something yet shared or told in this accusation that would allow us to confirm it - I'd love to hear it.
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« Reply #36573 on: April 20, 2021, 08:37:30 PM »
Another reason why you should always fade to black:

https://www.reddit.com/r/MUD/comments/murxe4/my_very_weird_armageddon_experience_should_i_move/

Seeing the need to bring it here, I'll address it here, given the implications.

The person is question was given the suggestion/recommendation to reach out with a complaint and thus allow us to verify it. - They haven't.

Despite their not doing so, we ran a check of the logs for the entire -year-. Nothing returned, in any fashion, for a staff member using the OOC command as was presented. All keywords, all staff members, all rooms - Notta.

Should there be something yet shared or told in this accusation that would allow us to confirm it - I'd love to hear it.

What if it was a 'hidden' character, and using the OOC command, and since the echo says, 'Someone says', they confused that with staff?
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Re: A Random Thought
« Reply #36574 on: April 20, 2021, 08:40:19 PM »
Another reason why you should always fade to black:

https://www.reddit.com/r/MUD/comments/murxe4/my_very_weird_armageddon_experience_should_i_move/

Seeing the need to bring it here, I'll address it here, given the implications.

The person is question was given the suggestion/recommendation to reach out with a complaint and thus allow us to verify it. - They haven't.

Despite their not doing so, we ran a check of the logs for the entire -year-. Nothing returned, in any fashion, for a staff member using the OOC command as was presented. All keywords, all staff members, all rooms - Notta.

Should there be something yet shared or told in this accusation that would allow us to confirm it - I'd love to hear it.

What if it was a 'hidden' character, and using the OOC command, and since the echo says, 'Someone says', they confused that with staff?

Then it would have turned up in the keywords supplied.
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