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by Pai
Tue Jan 15, 2008 12:12 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: I Am Legend
Replies: 152
Views: 14617

Re: I Am Legend

i hated the new interpretation of how will smith became a 'legend'. for those interested, in the book, he is the legend because the vampires, the NEW people of earth, fear him, as he walks around all day hunting them. they finally capture him and he realizes that he's the monster... so,...
by Pai
Mon Jan 14, 2008 11:24 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books that you're disappointed in after having finished.
Replies: 212
Views: 31017

Re:

Stranger In A Strange Land - Heinlein. Considering how my friends and the sci-fi community hyped this one up before I read it, I was expecting a much better book. Now all I get is, "Wait. HOW could you not like it?!" Well... Sorry, but it's really just not that great a story. It's sexist,...
by Pai
Mon Jan 14, 2008 11:07 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Replies: 120
Views: 12736

Re: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

I just wish to note that this is the only musical I've heard whose songs aren't total crap. Something like this being a musical seemed a bit off, but being a bit off worked for something like this. (Then again, I might be biased about that musicals statement because the only other songs from musica...
by Pai
Mon Jan 14, 2008 11:03 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Team Fortress 2
Replies: 4429
Views: 404417

Re: Team Fortress 2

Now I suck. I know that. I'm not ashamed of it. Ergo, I've just been playing on servers that specifically say they are for new players. The thing is, it's so fun, even if you totally suck. . I have never played a FPS before in my life until I got Orange Box. I'm scared to try TF2 because I have no ...
by Pai
Mon Jan 14, 2008 10:57 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Portal! WILD MASS GUESSING AND THEORIZING AND BULLSHIT!
Replies: 423
Views: 74015

Re: Portal Secrets and Storylines? - ***spoiler warning***

Anyone have any favorite user-made maps to recommend? I just got/finished the game, but there are so many maps out there, and I'm sure that most are not that great.

Also, has this been linked here yet? Thanks to it, I now have GLaDOS Windows sounds. =)
by Pai
Fri Dec 28, 2007 9:03 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: I'd like to know the name of this book/short story/comic
Replies: 665
Views: 267831

Re: Things you remember reading, but can't remeber the name of

Just now I remember this one short story I rather liked: A rich man walks past a legless street musician who plays the most beautiful music he's ever heard. At night, in bed, the man hears the music playing out on the street, and feels intense pain, as if his soul wants to escape his body. This happ...
by Pai
Fri Dec 14, 2007 9:39 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: WoWzers!
Replies: 5112
Views: 500965

Re: WoWzers!

I tried the "capture a thistle bear" quest. I tried four times and failed because the device faded before a bear would walk into it. Also, luring them with spells didn't work, either. I tried finding that buzzbox, but if it was on the shore north of Aberdine list the quest description sai...
by Pai
Fri Dec 14, 2007 6:51 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Final Fantasy Omnithread - All FF, all the time.
Replies: 1158
Views: 244589

Re: Final Fantasy series.... favorites?

I loved the artstyle and mechanics of IX. The plot was too much like the 'lifestream' stuff from VII though. Only with a different strategy of trying to destroy it.
by Pai
Fri Dec 14, 2007 3:32 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: WoWzers!
Replies: 5112
Views: 500965

Re: WoWzers!

Holy shit, a girl plays WoW? :shock: :lol: [/spoiler] There are actually lots of female WoW-player sites and blogs. =P If you linksurf from those two pages alone, you'll find plenty. do you know what kind of computer i would need to play world of warcraft? Here's some help finding out.
by Pai
Fri Dec 14, 2007 3:06 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Artificial Creativity
Replies: 33
Views: 3612

Re: Artificial Creativity

I read the title and immediately thought of David Cope's EMI.

But that's a different kind of 'artificial creativity'. =P
by Pai
Fri Dec 14, 2007 3:02 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 10 Year old girl "probably consented" to being pack raped
Replies: 84
Views: 9267

Re: 10 Year old girl "probably consented" to being pack raped

Link: The child at the center of the case was first sexually assaulted when she was seven years old, when she contracted syphilis. I've read in several other news articles that the girl has been developmentally disabled ever since then. Even if that's not the case, to even say a seven year old girl...
by Pai
Thu Dec 13, 2007 6:43 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Final Fantasy Omnithread - All FF, all the time.
Replies: 1158
Views: 244589

Re: Final Fantasy series.... favorites?

X-2 was fun in it's way. It had a Charlie's Angels feel to it. It uses the job system, similar to Tactics and V, but you change jobs by playing dress up. Don't get me wrong, i played it and enjoyed it, but it's a damned girly game. A game where you look at pretty girls wearing a variety of cute out...
by Pai
Thu Dec 13, 2007 5:43 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Sword of Truth
Replies: 34
Views: 4163

Re: Sword of Truth

Lord Bob wrote:-.-
it's not ALL like that


My preferences lean towards novel with none of it, so... it was enough. :roll:
The scene of the villain eating little boy bits didn't help, either.

A book only has one chance to make a first impression. =P
by Pai
Thu Dec 13, 2007 3:59 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Sword of Truth
Replies: 34
Views: 4163

Re: Sword of Truth

After the first book's second half turned out to be mostly a BDSM erotica instead of an actual fantasy story, I decided not to continue with the series.
by Pai
Thu Dec 13, 2007 3:50 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: [Movie] The Golden Compass
Replies: 55
Views: 7082

Re: [Movie] The Golden Compass

My main gripes with the film adaptation (aside from the flaky plotting and pacing): Gripe the First: The fact that there is an invisible, physical link between person and daemon. This is illustrated in the book first, by a hot air balloon accident where a guy who didn't let go of the mooring rop...
by Pai
Sat Dec 08, 2007 10:14 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: How do the Theists explain the holocaust
Replies: 278
Views: 19910

Re: How do the Jews and other Christians explain the holocaust

One of the better explanations of 'The Nature of Evil and God' that I've come across, reposted here as the original forum it appeared in is now dead: In the wake of the Holocaust and the World Wars, we've begun reading a fair bit about the "problem of evil". Or basically, "where was G...
by Pai
Tue Dec 04, 2007 1:34 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: WoWzers!
Replies: 5112
Views: 500965

Re: WoWzers!

Gawd, I want that bear so bad.

I'm such a sucker for Blizzard's carrots. I don't think I could ever quit permanently. :|
by Pai
Tue Nov 27, 2007 8:03 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Beowulf
Replies: 34
Views: 3975

Re: Beowulf

When I saw that the demon mother had stiletto heels built into her feet, it become impossible for me to appreciate the movie as anything other than cheesy B-level silliness. I mean, come on.
by Pai
Thu Nov 15, 2007 8:51 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: New Joss Whedon Series: Dollhouse [Spoilers Within]
Replies: 803
Views: 84073

Re: New Joss Whedon Series: Dollhouse

Was it Johnny Mnemonic (the book version) that described a similar system, only it was a (largely) consensual arrangement? The Johnny Mnemonic short story by his Holyness the Great William Gibson was about Data Carriers, specifically Johnny. They were just people with chips implanted to transport c...
by Pai
Sun Nov 11, 2007 12:18 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Erotica vs. Porn?
Replies: 82
Views: 11171

Re: Erotica vs. Porn?

One of my friends once said "Erotica is just black and white porn where nobody smiles" I don't understand what that's supposed to mean at all. From what's I've seen, erotica is basically porn in text form. The word 'pornography' comes from a word that means 'pictures' doesn't it? So reall...
by Pai
Sat Nov 10, 2007 5:51 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: New Joss Whedon Series: Dollhouse [Spoilers Within]
Replies: 803
Views: 84073

Re: New Joss Whedon Series: Dollhouse

Perfect Illusion wrote:Interesting concept...and only 7 episodes? Short-miniseries type shows has always been my favorite style to watch. I'll definitely be watching this.


Me too, I hate filler. I prefer a show to have definite story arcs that actually get concluded in a reasonable amount of time.
by Pai
Fri Nov 09, 2007 8:03 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Worst/Overrated books.
Replies: 753
Views: 281898

Re: Worst/Overrated books.

Eragon. One of the worst fantasy books I've ever read (and there's a lot of mediocre fantasy books that I've read) -- the praise for this series is some of the most bogglingly undeserved hype I've ever seen. The writing style is bland, the characters are boring, the setting is yawningly cliche, and...
by Pai
Fri Nov 09, 2007 7:27 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Platonic relationships
Replies: 183
Views: 17668

Re: Platonic relationships

So you're not actually disagreeing with us. The assumptions you're saying are wrong, weren't things we were actually arguing for . I think you read into what we were saying stuff that we weren't actually saying. Which I already mentioned in my last post, but w/ev. I'm really confused as to why you f...
by Pai
Fri Nov 09, 2007 7:21 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: "End of America"?
Replies: 82
Views: 9557

Re: "End of America"?

My problem with Naomi Klein is that she sensationalizes this stuff. Bush is not going to remain in power. That is ridiculous, and impossible. There is no law which would enable him to do that, and no way such a law would get passed, and no way it would be at all possible for him to do such a thing ...
by Pai
Fri Nov 09, 2007 7:07 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Good, Buyable Point-and-click Adventures?
Replies: 48
Views: 6220

Re: Good, Buyable Point-and-click Adventures?

Only problem with classic LucasArts is that they really don't make or sell them anymore, and you can't get them on abandonware sites, either. I actually have ROMS of Monkey Island and the Indiana Jones games, for the SCUMMVM emulator. I could zip them up or something if someone wants them, I guess?...
by Pai
Fri Nov 09, 2007 7:01 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The time my Sister accidentally dated a Woman.
Replies: 167
Views: 25815

Re:

See, though, I could understand some cases of gender confusion. Ever looked at pictures of visual kei jrockers? Thing is, at college there were quite a few Japanese exchange students there, and they always looked at us funny and swore up and down it was obvious that they were pictures of men. They'...
by Pai
Fri Nov 09, 2007 6:55 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Platonic relationships
Replies: 183
Views: 17668

Re: Platonic relationships

Oh wait, of course this board full of secularists is going to submit itself, each and every ever-so-proper member, to an old-fashioned process of arranged marriage. I'm not sure why, just because you're mad that people aren't agreeing with you about morality in the Religion thread, you feel you hav...
by Pai
Fri Nov 09, 2007 6:39 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Just a little news snippet on the innumerate.
Replies: 116
Views: 18629

Re: Just a little news snippet on the innumerate.

I have a suspicion sometimes, that the US stubbornly refuses to go Metric because we like having a special system that's just for us and making everyone else in the world have to work around it. =P
by Pai
Fri Nov 09, 2007 6:35 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Why do you discuss/argue?
Replies: 56
Views: 6262

Re: Why do you discuss/argue?

I argue things because people's reactions are hilarious. Legitimate discussions rarely have one side starting a discussion for the sole purpose of laughing at the violent reactions of the other side to their opinions. If that's happening consistently, then it seems you're not interested in actually...
by Pai
Fri Nov 09, 2007 6:21 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Platonic relationships
Replies: 183
Views: 17668

Re: Platonic relationships

But based on reading the last page and half, it seems the general tone is that women should be surprised and righteously indignant every time they get come-ons while they're dressed in slutty clothing, as if they were living in an ideal world where people showing large amounts of skin have no effec...
by Pai
Fri Nov 09, 2007 4:44 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Good, Buyable Point-and-click Adventures?
Replies: 48
Views: 6220

Re: Good, Buyable Point-and-click Adventures?

A Vampyre Story is a new one coming out soon.

Grim Fandango is also pretty good,
by Pai
Fri Nov 09, 2007 4:40 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Why do you discuss/argue?
Replies: 56
Views: 6262

Re: Why do you discuss/argue?

(I used to spend a lot of time discussing things on the internet even though I realized that for the most part and on the most forums it is futile. Fortunately I don't have the time anymore, it is hard to resist and I tell myself I should have better things to do. So why was I typing this?) I dunno...
by Pai
Fri Nov 09, 2007 4:37 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: What kind of society is this?
Replies: 36
Views: 3054

Re: What kind of society is this?

Don't you lose sex drive and capability after sterilization, though? I thought we had important glands in those balls and ovaries. Tubal ligations and vasectomies simply cuts the connecting tubes from the sources (ovaries and testes) so the eggs can't reach the womb and sperm can't be released into...
by Pai
Fri Nov 09, 2007 2:06 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Platonic relationships
Replies: 183
Views: 17668

Re: Platonic relationships

OK, has this hypothetical girl of ours never heard of layers? If she finds the right person, the sweatshirt comes right off to reveal what she really wanted him/her to see. If she doesn't, nobody gets any false impressions that she's generally available. It's easy to say that when you're not the ge...
by Pai
Fri Nov 09, 2007 1:32 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: What kind of society is this?
Replies: 36
Views: 3054

Re: What kind of society is this?

Right, except my plan didn't involve sterilizing anyone. Instead, it involved lots of nerds losing their virginity. Which sounds better? Sterilization? Sex? Sterilization? Sex? People who have had their tubes tied or had vasectomies/etc can have sex just fine while simultaneously being sterile.
by Pai
Thu Nov 08, 2007 9:12 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Religion
Replies: 2000
Views: 185679

Re: Religion

I was always under the impression, that doing good pleases God because it's 'good'. Even people who don't believe in a God, agree that things like kindness, mercy, love, etc. are valuable, true things. It's not so much of believing in a God and doing good because he's watching you, it's more like, y...
by Pai
Thu Nov 08, 2007 9:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: A Small Victory
Replies: 60
Views: 5218

Re: A Small Victory

By winning the suit, they are already combating this idiocy from cropping up in other places. How many judgments of this magnitude do you think the church can afford before they are out of business? From what I understand, the entire church is less than 100 people, total. I'd agree that attacking t...
by Pai
Thu Nov 08, 2007 8:27 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Platonic relationships
Replies: 183
Views: 17668

Re: Platonic relationships

Incorrect. You are implying slutty women who dress provocatively to attract guys don't exist Uh, I actually didn't said that. I said, her dressing a certain way is not a 'silent permission' for any random guy who feels like it to take liberties with her without her explicit consent. Looking for a o...
by Pai
Thu Nov 08, 2007 8:12 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Words you love.
Replies: 680
Views: 139724

Re: Words you love.

episcopalian
ballyhoo
by Pai
Thu Nov 08, 2007 6:33 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Why do you discuss/argue?
Replies: 56
Views: 6262

Re: Why do you discuss/argue?

But recently, I have started actually giving getting convinced by the other guy a shot, and I actually usually find that really interesting, because some really good arguments have actually changed my view on things. So, to give this all a try, how about everyone give their perspective on the matte...

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