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by telkanuru
Mon May 04, 2009 7:15 pm UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: The Order of the Stick
Replies: 893
Views: 189328

Re: The Order of the Stick

PS- Snarl can't be controlled. It can only be released or not. Also requires both divine and arcane magic to release/not.
by telkanuru
Thu Mar 26, 2009 4:15 am UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Absolute Sandman Thread (spoilers)
Replies: 73
Views: 74207

Re: Absolute Sandman Thread (spoilers)

Well, God created a universe, certainly. If the cat story is based in truth, enough belief can create anything.
by telkanuru
Mon Mar 23, 2009 5:07 am UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: The Order of the Stick
Replies: 893
Views: 189328

Re: The Order of the Stick

Belial wrote:I was assuming half-dragon half-centaur


Two dragons, one horse.

Rule 34, go.
by telkanuru
Mon Mar 02, 2009 8:06 pm UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: The Order of the Stick
Replies: 893
Views: 189328

Re: The Order of the Stick

It strikes me that this is absolutely the perfect subtle temptation. The fiend's deal was insanely reasonable, provided that it is what they say it is. And really, making a deal with evil to save your family is unlikely to sway your alignment any more than an intervention with archangels would sway ...
by telkanuru
Sat Feb 14, 2009 7:24 am UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: The Order of the Stick
Replies: 893
Views: 189328

Re: The Order of the Stick

At least he does better than some I could name *cough* vgcats *cough*
by telkanuru
Mon Feb 02, 2009 6:41 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: "Little Brother" by Cory Doctorow
Replies: 32
Views: 4890

Re: "Little Brother" by Cory Doctorow

Today's main comic is vaguely related!
by telkanuru
Thu Jan 29, 2009 3:49 am UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: The Order of the Stick
Replies: 893
Views: 189328

Re: The Order of the Stick

Good ol' Vaarsuvius being resistant to temptation. Today's strip I enjoyed, but I think some people may need memory jogging. To fully appreciate today's strip, you need to go all the way back to #186. I'd tell you where that whole thing starts, but GITP is being difficult. Don't forget http://www.g...
by telkanuru
Thu Jan 29, 2009 3:33 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: "Little Brother" by Cory Doctorow
Replies: 32
Views: 4890

Re: "Little Brother" by Cory Doctorow

Good story.

Resolution was a little too happy.

8/10.
by telkanuru
Fri Jan 16, 2009 12:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0531: "Contingency Plan"
Replies: 135
Views: 24448

Re: "Contingency Plan" discussion

Wouldn't it be more cost-effective to plant a small explosive device at the base of their skull?
by telkanuru
Sun Jan 04, 2009 9:18 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Dan Brown
Replies: 29
Views: 2932

Re: Dan Brown

What was it Stephan Fry said?

It is loose stool water; it is ass-gravy of the worst kind...
by telkanuru
Sat Dec 27, 2008 10:03 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Should I get into Orson Scott Card?
Replies: 110
Views: 14957

Re: Should I get into Orson Scott Card?

I have to disagree. Ender believes the Buggers are his enemy and no one in the story really seems to be at all interested in communication or even the possibility of a nonviolent response. However, I think it is at least as important to the morality of the series to look at the other incidents of v...
by telkanuru
Thu Dec 25, 2008 6:09 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Should I get into Orson Scott Card?
Replies: 110
Views: 14957

Re: Should I get into Orson Scott Card?

Even more important is that the truth of the claim of future threat is never questioned. Well, that's just not true. Specific to the buggers, there's a point where Graff tells Ender that they don't know at this point what their intentions are, but since they attacked twice already and there's no kn...
by telkanuru
Wed Dec 24, 2008 7:05 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Should I get into Orson Scott Card?
Replies: 110
Views: 14957

Re: Should I get into Orson Scott Card?

ameretrifle wrote:...Show of hands, how many of y'all actually read that essay instead of just reacting to the title?

This may be the internet, but it isn't 4chan.

The essay is a classic example of an analyst forcing their own view on a story.
by telkanuru
Tue Dec 23, 2008 8:31 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Should I get into Orson Scott Card?
Replies: 110
Views: 14957

Re: Should I get into Orson Scott Card?

Antimatter Spork wrote:Just a quick reminder that Ender is Hitler .


Things like this just make me headdesk.
by telkanuru
Sat Dec 20, 2008 6:50 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Should I get into Orson Scott Card?
Replies: 110
Views: 14957

Re: Should I get into Orson Scott Card?

Sometimes a story is just a story.

Sounds to me like you were looking for too much.
by telkanuru
Sat Dec 20, 2008 5:47 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Nonfiction...
Replies: 7
Views: 1342

Re: Nonfiction...

sem wrote:A Short History of Nearly Everything Bill Bryson.


This.

Also, anything else you can find by Bryson.
by telkanuru
Sat Dec 20, 2008 5:45 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Should I get into Orson Scott Card?
Replies: 110
Views: 14957

Re: Should I get into Orson Scott Card?

The Worthington Saga is a neat take on the Foundation series, I thought.

I personally wouldn't go father into the Enderverse than Ender's Game and Ender's Shadow.
by telkanuru
Thu Dec 18, 2008 8:51 pm UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: The Order of the Stick
Replies: 893
Views: 189328

Re: The Order of the Stick

lorenith wrote:Granted I've had people tell me I'm TN, LN, LG, and CG


Whereas I get NN, CN or CE suggestions....

Sigh.

Reminds me vaguely of an argument I had with a GM concerning the alignment requirement for the Assassin class.
by telkanuru
Thu Dec 11, 2008 7:04 am UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Absolute Sandman Thread (spoilers)
Replies: 73
Views: 74207

Re: Absolute Sandman Thread (spoilers)

Dream wrote:Destruction is mentioned as being the source, or at least personification of the energy of stars, in that they derive their energy output from the destruction of atoms of one element into the atoms of another.


Yes, but in a universe where stars can dream, why can't electrons?
by telkanuru
Thu Dec 11, 2008 7:02 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Kierkegaard?
Replies: 16
Views: 4809

Re: Kierkegaard?

I was being poetical. He fights against despair (yes, not Sartre's despair), but does so by means of a divine entity. He justified it up the wazoo, but he did so because the concept of no purpose was alien and horrifying. Don't get your panties in a bunch. I'm going off of a class I took 6 years ago...
by telkanuru
Wed Dec 10, 2008 9:45 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Kierkegaard?
Replies: 16
Views: 4809

Re: Kierkegaard?

Yes, but (again going from a shady memory), if you stare in to the void and you say no, it can't possibly be a total void because it just couldn't, I'd say that's hiding.
by telkanuru
Wed Dec 10, 2008 7:40 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Kierkegaard?
Replies: 16
Views: 4809

Re: Kierkegaard?

Refresh my memory:

K. is the philosopher who brushed against the idea of Existentialism, found it way too scary, and hid behind God?

There are just so many...
by telkanuru
Fri Dec 05, 2008 6:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0513: "Friends"
Replies: 914
Views: 211560

Re: Friends Discussion

This seems to happen to me, but I'm not actively plotting it.

I guess it's kind of like The Game...




Damn it!

...I just lost twenty dollars and my self respect :x

"The game" becomes twenty dollars and my self respect? The fuck?
by telkanuru
Wed Dec 03, 2008 6:14 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: personal agendas disguised as fiction
Replies: 100
Views: 13284

Re: personal agendas disguised as fiction

...I cordially dislike allegory in all its manifestations, and always have done so since I grew old and wary enough to detect its presence. I much prefer history, true or feigned, with its varied applicability to the thought and experience of readers. I think many confuse 'applicability' with 'alle...
by telkanuru
Mon Dec 01, 2008 9:09 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: personal agendas disguised as fiction
Replies: 100
Views: 13284

Re: personal agendas disguised as fiction

I present to you Orson Scott Card's newest Enderverse book. Ender teaches [never before mentioned character] the TRUE MEANING OF CHRISTMAS! (Also, Battle School is run by those meany violent immoral athiests, doncha know) (Disclaimer: I have not actually read this book, it could be better than it l...
by telkanuru
Thu Nov 27, 2008 11:33 pm UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Asterix and Obelix
Replies: 25
Views: 6076

Re: Asterix and Obelix

..And what a nose!
by telkanuru
Wed Nov 26, 2008 8:18 am UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Absolute Sandman Thread (spoilers)
Replies: 73
Views: 74207

Re: Absolute Sandman Thread (spoilers)

So, when a star goes nova and *Destroys* a planet, a planet full of plants and microbes and other non-thinking things, are they not destroyed because no one sat around and said, Ahhhh shit, there goes Primordial Earth, Sol III, Terra? Since the books establish that the star itself is sentient and t...
by telkanuru
Sat Nov 22, 2008 8:24 am UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: The Order of the Stick
Replies: 893
Views: 189328

Re: The Order of the Stick

Sir_Elderberry wrote:But wait wait wait. How did the cleric know the password thing?

He lives in a city of generally bad people, most likely not the first one he had to remove.
by telkanuru
Thu Nov 20, 2008 8:56 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Good Omens
Replies: 56
Views: 18065

Re: Good Omens

Jesse wrote:I was born in Milton Keynes. Everything it says about it is absolutely true.


What was the quote from Bill Bailey?

"I got a GPS the other day but the thing is completely useless... I get to Milton Keynes and it just keeps saying 'Turn left, turn left, turn left...'"
by telkanuru
Thu Nov 20, 2008 8:41 pm UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Absolute Sandman Thread (spoilers)
Replies: 73
Views: 74207

Re: Absolute Sandman Thread (spoilers)

G Mess wrote:The question is, what's the flipside of Despair and Desire?


Hope and satisfaction...
by telkanuru
Thu Nov 20, 2008 2:25 pm UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Why Spider Jerusalem adopts the three-eyed Transient Smiley?
Replies: 9
Views: 12134

Re: Why Spider Jerusalem adopts the three-eyed Transient Smiley?

Never mind that it's an excellent symbol of the world in the comic. It's familiar to us, but it's weird as well.
by telkanuru
Thu Nov 20, 2008 2:22 pm UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Absolute Sandman Thread (spoilers)
Replies: 73
Views: 74207

Re: Absolute Sandman Thread (spoilers)

Destiny, Destruction, Death, Desire, Delight, Dream, Despair, and Delight changing to Delirium most recently. Destiny, Death, Dream, Destruction, Desire/Despair, Delight -> Delirium First you are. As soon as you are, you can not be. As soon as you can think (define 'think') you can dream, and you c...
by telkanuru
Mon Nov 03, 2008 9:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0499: "Scantron"
Replies: 173
Views: 38431

Re: "Scantron" Discussion

dharmamama wrote:I like my pencils how I like my men?


Filed to a point!
by telkanuru
Fri Oct 31, 2008 6:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0498: "Secretary: Part 5"
Replies: 139
Views: 20501

Re: Secretary: Part 5

sje46 wrote:
Carnildo wrote:
1337geek wrote:Okay, can we please get a comment that DOESN'T use the word EPIC?


This comic was totally epoch!

(sorry)

Man, I was just about to say that.

Damn, me too.
by telkanuru
Fri Oct 17, 2008 5:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0490: "Morning Routine"
Replies: 103
Views: 17272

Re: "Morning Routine" Discussion

Am I the only one who saw "Laptops are wired"?

I was really confused.
by telkanuru
Wed Oct 01, 2008 4:40 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books you had to read for school that you could not stand
Replies: 778
Views: 203611

Re: Books you had to read for school that you could not stand

The Great War and Modern Memory

and

Lincoln At Gettysburg


I wanted to claw my eyes out.
by telkanuru
Mon Sep 29, 2008 7:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: media gets 40 seconds with Palin and Karzai
Replies: 57
Views: 3814

Re: media gets 40 seconds with Palin and Karzai

william wrote:I would call that controlling the cookies.


I know I'm late to the party, but even Cookie Monster says that cookies are a sometimes food.
by telkanuru
Sun Sep 14, 2008 3:46 am UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Favorite comic villain?
Replies: 48
Views: 10356

Re: Favorite comic villain?

Re: Bullseye

There's a quote from some Batman comic (with him in a classic outfit, yellow symbol across his chest) that goes along the lines of-

"Why do I wear a target on my chest?"
*Gets shot in chest*
"Because I can't armor my head."

:p
by telkanuru
Sun Sep 14, 2008 3:43 am UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Good superhero/supervillain origins
Replies: 21
Views: 15709

Re: Good superhero/supervillain origins

It's also very explicitly stated that everything had a Beginning (since the Endless are referred to as "older" or "younger"), although then we get into an argument about time existing before the universe and whatnot.
by telkanuru
Mon Sep 08, 2008 6:10 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books You Believe Every Book Reader Should Read.
Replies: 189
Views: 33176

Re: Books You Believe Every Book Reader Should Read.

I just had to take a look at said rant.

He does seem a little nuts.

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