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by Muz
Sat Sep 27, 2014 10:06 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Have you published any books?
Replies: 10
Views: 14433

Re: Have you published any books?

Self-publishing definitely counts, especially these days. There are far more tools out there online to help self-publishing authors, and given the way e-publishing has changed the industry, it's gotten a little easier to succeed AS a self-published author. (That said, there are also a lot more self-...
by Muz
Sat Sep 27, 2014 9:40 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Good Omens
Replies: 56
Views: 17886

Re: Good Omens

I read Good Omens a few years ago after everyone I met kept getting shocked (SHOCKED, I say!) that I hadn't read it yet, given my tastes and some of what I write myself. Fantastic book. (Plus I'm a sucker for fun takes on the Four Horsemen.) I expect the creators of Supernatural are fans as well, un...
by Muz
Sat Sep 27, 2014 9:34 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What is your favourite book?
Replies: 808
Views: 285414

Re: What is your favourite book?

It's always been hard for me to pick a single favorite, but one that always come to mind when people ask me this is a little-known supernatural potboiler called The List of 7 , by Mark Frost (co-creator of Twin Peaks). Arthur Conan Doyle is the main character, caught up in a supernatural mystery wit...
by Muz
Fri Aug 10, 2012 4:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1093: "Forget"
Replies: 125
Views: 23488

Re: 1093: "Forget"

Clinton was never impeached. He never even had an impeachment hearing, IIRC.
by Muz
Mon Jul 02, 2012 4:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1076: "Groundhog Day"
Replies: 107
Views: 23807

Re: 1072: "Groundhog Day"

I like the comic...

...Except the loop didn't end when they slept together. On the loop it ended, they woke clothed. They hadn't slept together. They did sleep together PRIOR to that, IIRC, but...
by Muz
Fri Mar 23, 2012 5:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1033: "Formal Logic"
Replies: 132
Views: 37109

Re: 1033: "Formal Logic"

Okay, so I'll be brave and be the first to say it:

Someone want to explain what formal logic is to those of us too stupid to get the joke?
by Muz
Wed Jan 25, 2012 7:29 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim : Bacon Workshop
Replies: 2768
Views: 535293

Re: The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim : Dual Wield Bacon

Why does the Dark Brotherhood always want me dead? I've so far played 3 characters. My first was a mage-type, the second a thief/archer (who eventually led the DB), and my third, which I just started, is a sword/board fighter-type. In every game I followed the same general path at the start (escape ...
by Muz
Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:39 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim : Bacon Workshop
Replies: 2768
Views: 535293

Re: The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim : Dual Wield Bacon

Stupid question: What's everyone's opinion on the slow-time shouts and the archery slow-time ability? So far I haven't used the former much (and it's been a while since I played with my character who has it), but I've used the latter quite a lot. I don't find it too useful, because as far as I can t...
by Muz
Wed Nov 02, 2011 10:00 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Who have you hated escorting the most?
Replies: 68
Views: 10089

Re: Who have you hated escorting the most?

I'm dating myself here, but the original X-Wing. There's an early mission where you have to defend the Korolev from waves of (I think) TIE bombers that appear on alternating sides of the ship. 75% of the mission involves shoving all power to your engines after defeating the last wave and hoping like...
by Muz
Thu Sep 01, 2011 10:15 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Replies: 357
Views: 40394

Re: Deus Ex: Human Revolution

While you can run around knocking everyone down stealthily, but then the game will be 50 hours long and not very much fun , so it's hardly a case that needs to be considered. I beg to differ, sir. Taking the time to be as dangerous and stealthy as I can is half the reason I like DX so much. :D
by Muz
Mon Aug 29, 2011 5:24 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Replies: 357
Views: 40394

Re: Deus Ex: Human Revolution

Can someone tell me how far I am (percentage-wise) in the game, without spoilers? I just finished the 3rd boss fight. I'm afraid I'm getting near the end, and I don't want it to be over! :cry: Spoilered just for how far you are in case anyone else doesn't want to know There are 4 bosses, the last o...
by Muz
Mon Aug 29, 2011 4:32 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Replies: 357
Views: 40394

Re: Deus Ex: Human Revolution

Can someone tell me how far I am (percentage-wise) in the game, without spoilers? I just finished the 3rd boss fight. I'm afraid I'm getting near the end, and I don't want it to be over! :cry:
by Muz
Wed Aug 03, 2011 11:32 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Captain America
Replies: 46
Views: 6217

Re: Captain America

Avengers spoiler:
Spoiler:
The Hulk is indeed in it:
Image

More info here.
:)
by Muz
Mon Jul 25, 2011 11:41 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Farscape
Replies: 119
Views: 15686

Re: Farscape

Let me get this straight. There are people who aren't aware that both shows can be watched by the same person? :wink:
by Muz
Thu Jul 07, 2011 5:10 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Farscape
Replies: 119
Views: 15686

Re: Farscape

I went on a binge a while back and got through most of the second season. I really need to start it back up. For anyone else thinking of starting, be wary of the order of episodes, I noticed a couple times the order Netflix was playing them in did not match the actual order. Most notably, instead o...
by Muz
Thu Jul 07, 2011 4:27 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Farscape
Replies: 119
Views: 15686

Re: Farscape

It's streaming on Netflix now, too, I noticed. (I've got the latest--I think?--box set, though, so I don't need Netflix, but it's good that it's out there and maybe getting more exposure.) Every time I see Wayne Pygram's name in the credits, I always have to chuckle. The most cold-hearted badass in ...
by Muz
Wed Jul 06, 2011 8:54 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon
Replies: 45
Views: 5405

Re: Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon

Maybe I'm just not critical enough, but what plot holes are we talking about? Granted I didn't really care about plot, but I didn't think there were any serious transgressions. Well, my own personal fridge moment (and maybe I just missed something, but...): If Megatron had made his deal with Sentin...
by Muz
Wed Jul 06, 2011 6:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0921: "Delivery Notification"
Replies: 93
Views: 17520

Re: 0921: "Delivery Notification"

I think it's more that interfering with mail, between the point in which it's left the sender and arrived in the recipient's hands, is a federal offense here. Anyone not USPS or the recipient (i.e. owner of the box) should not be getting involved. It's more of a "stay clear" to other peopl...
by Muz
Tue Jul 05, 2011 6:39 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Failing Skies
Replies: 8
Views: 2437

Re: Failing Skies

Then again, I won't be happy until I finally get a alien invasion movie in which man has lost, the government is gone, the army has been obliterated leaving just a few main characters to run like rats from the alien excavation machines as they rip the planet apart to either harvest it's resources o...
by Muz
Thu Jun 30, 2011 3:53 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Failing Skies
Replies: 8
Views: 2437

Re: Failing Skies

I'd love to give my thoughts on the pilot, unfortunately TNT doesn't pay much attention to their own website. They've posted the pilot online, but the video freezes at 22:02--or at least it did when they put it up last Sunday, and it hadn't been fixed Monday or Tuesday. (I didn't check yesterday, ma...
by Muz
Mon Feb 07, 2011 7:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0857: "Archimedes"
Replies: 137
Views: 31823

Re: 0857: "Archimedes"

"As the Bible says, 'Screw that!'" -Homer Simpson

"You know kids, it doesn't matter if your black, or white, or red, or yellow, just...stay off my lawn! Darned kids, I know who you are!!" -Uncle Fran (of Uncle Fran's Muuuuusical Forest)

I miss Almost Live.
by Muz
Tue Jan 19, 2010 6:43 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Kick-Ass Trailer
Replies: 37
Views: 4241

Re: Kick-Ass Trailer

I'm glad that they're not trying to spoof the whole genre, we've seen how unfunny spoofs can be in recent years with the X Movie series. Far better that they're going with a genuinely funny idea like normal people trying to be superheroes and not completely sucking at it, while still being normal p...
by Muz
Sat Nov 21, 2009 3:43 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Farscape
Replies: 11
Views: 1492

Farscape

So the 10th anniversary full-series box set just came out this week. Any other Farscape fans out there on XKCD, or is my little lurker butt the only one? :D
by Muz
Thu Nov 05, 2009 11:41 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: V [one-character-titles are dumb ~4d.]
Replies: 68
Views: 9221

Re: V

Are vegetarians higher in Omega-3s? Oh, it's time to check on the free-ranged humans! By the way, does Alan Tudyk only take parts nowadays that allow him to have some "sudden but inevitable betrayal" so Firefly fans get to legitimately shout, "CURSE YOUR SUDDEN BUT INEVITABLE BETRAYAL...
by Muz
Thu Nov 05, 2009 10:03 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: V [one-character-titles are dumb ~4d.]
Replies: 68
Views: 9221

Re: V

Well in the original the needing other elements was a smokescreen. I could see them needing food but is it really better to build a fleet of interstellar ships than to try and use those resources to up your food production? Are you kidding? Imagine how much they'll be able to charge on the homeworl...

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