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by Heron
Tue Sep 15, 2009 5:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0635: "Locke and Demosthenes"
Replies: 204
Views: 95093

Re: "Locke and Demosthenes" Discussion

the Homecoming series (which I've heard is something of a retelling of the Book of Mormon, though I've never read that so I don't know) I've read both, and yes, the first book in the Homecoming series is largely a point-for-point copy of the events portrayed in the Book of Mormon. (Even the name of...
by Heron
Mon Sep 14, 2009 4:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0635: "Locke and Demosthenes"
Replies: 204
Views: 95093

Re: "Locke and Demosthenes" Discussion

I don't really understand how people are drawing a connection between Ender and Hitler. The similarity is superficial at best: they're both responsible for a genocide (for different values of "responsible"). However, Hitler's was intentional, and targeted at a group who had not harmed him ...
by Heron
Sat Sep 12, 2009 5:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0635: "Locke and Demosthenes"
Replies: 204
Views: 95093

Re: "Locke and Demosthenes" Discussion

CasualSax wrote: And I also wish that he wasn't using his time to "review everything" in his blog.


Isn't that what blogs are for?
by Heron
Sat Sep 12, 2009 2:29 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0635: "Locke and Demosthenes"
Replies: 204
Views: 95093

Re: "Locke and Demosthenes" Discussion

but endorsing open revolt over the issue of gay marriage seems like hate-mongering to me. That would depend on your goals. I don't want to hijack this thread with a debate on gay marriage, but I think OSC's position is not so much "homosexuality is teh bad" as it is "marriage = man +...
by Heron
Sat Sep 12, 2009 1:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0635: "Locke and Demosthenes"
Replies: 204
Views: 95093

Re: "Locke and Demosthenes" Discussion

Jorpho wrote:So the whacking great "Hooray for Heterosexuality!" rant in Shadow Puppets isn't a lengthy reflection of Card's own beliefs and is a neatly relevant part of the story?


I have no memory of such a rant... perhaps you could refer me to a page or chapter number? I have the book handy.
by Heron
Sat Sep 12, 2009 1:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0635: "Locke and Demosthenes"
Replies: 204
Views: 95093

Re: "Locke and Demosthenes" Discussion

Yeah, the author's a hate-mongering bigot Having read Orson Scott Card's editorial news column for several years, I'm kind of confused about where you're getting the idea that he's a "hate-mongering bigot". Sure, he disagrees with people - sometimes vocally - about policies, and sure, he'...
by Heron
Fri Sep 11, 2009 9:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0635: "Locke and Demosthenes"
Replies: 204
Views: 95093

Re: "Locke and Demosthenes" Discussion

(Sorry for the double-post.) Imagine two ships moving away from Earth at 0.51C in opposite directions. Relative to each other, they are traveling at 1.02C. [...] Or am I ignoring relativistic effects? Actually, I made that same statement on Slashdot once, but some physicist explained at length why I...
by Heron
Fri Sep 11, 2009 9:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0635: "Locke and Demosthenes"
Replies: 204
Views: 95093

Re: "Locke and Demosthenes" Discussion

Regarding the comments on OSC's religion seeping into his books... some of his books, certainly, contain bucketloads of his religious beliefs. Ender's Game, however, is not one of them (He's Mormon, and I'm Mormon... so I know what I'm talking about). Someone commented that perhaps Sister Carlotta, ...
by Heron
Tue Jul 28, 2009 9:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0615: "Avoidance"
Replies: 75
Views: 15834

Re: "Avoidance" Discussion

A friend of mine ran into the lady who does voiceovers for a local supermarket chain, so he got her to record his cell phone answering message. It's not one of the ones that tries to mess with you, though...
by Heron
Wed Jun 10, 2009 6:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0595: "Android Girlfriend"
Replies: 120
Views: 26442

Re: "Android Girlfriend" Discussion

I think most people do this, and that is why most people are slow readers. Registered just to be a counter-example ;) I do this (see images, hear voices/sound, etc) quite vividly while reading, yet I read quite rapidly; during high school I'd get through a whole volume of the Wheel of Time in a wee...

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