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by SecondTalon
Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:47 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: vvitch
Replies: 9
Views: 5400

Re: vvitch

*hugs Izawwlgood two-and-a-half years later* Ah, no, they're pretty fuckin' real. Not a whole lot of grey area going on there. Pretty cut and dry. Well yeah, but you don't know that until halfway into the film, IIRC. Not really? There's Samuel, and we the viewer are shown what happens there. The ne...
by SecondTalon
Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:00 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: vvitch
Replies: 9
Views: 5400

Re: vvitch

Since it showed up on Netflix, I watched it this weekend. Enjoyable film, though the descriptions attached to it on Netflix and some other places are... wrong? The Witch follows a Puritan family encountering forces of evil in the woods beyond their New England farm, forces that may be either real or...
by SecondTalon
Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:57 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The "I can't find a particular XKCD comic" thread
Replies: 160
Views: 113953

Re: The "I can't find a particular XKCD comic" thread

I need to find a comic--I'm sure it's XKCD--with a single panel, panorama of a kingdom on the left and an identical, reverse image on the right, where one side has positive labels and the other side has the same things with negative labels. The point was to expose our tendency to subjectively judge...
by SecondTalon
Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8242
Views: 658061

Re: Trump presidency

Dude still lied under oath though . He lied about his drinking. He (maybe) lied about terms in his yearbook which are embarrassing to have brought up on a national stage but so's lying about a extramarital blowjob which is what sank Clinton so fuck you, you're under oath. He lied about even knowing...
by SecondTalon
Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:48 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: I need a Game Recommendation
Replies: 1559
Views: 363647

Re: I need a Game Recommendation

Reasonable Time is subjective, also factors in to your playing style. You've also not listed a platform, so I'm going to suggest Shining Force. Fight a battle, do some stuff, fight a second battle, do some more stuff, maybe 3-4 fights per chapter. Eight chapters total, for 30 battles total. ...
by SecondTalon
Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8242
Views: 658061

Re: Trump presidency

Ignoring other inequities in this statement (like refugees having more health problems both mental and physical after what they've generally been through that have made them refugees), can you see how expecting someone to be able to afford their own place even with a job in 12 months might be unrea...
by SecondTalon
Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:54 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: If this leaves the first page, we lose.
Replies: 70
Views: 3642

Re: If this leaves the first page, we lose.

charujewels wrote:Is this thread just for post count?

Nothing in Forum Games counts for postcount. So no.
by SecondTalon
Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:46 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8242
Views: 658061

Re: Trump presidency

Just out of curiosity, how would you set up an immigration policy of no illegal immigration while doing it in a humane manner? And no, "let them all in so it isnt illegal" isnt an option. I dont think it cant be done, I just want to know how much worse than necessary this whole shebang is...
by SecondTalon
Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8242
Views: 658061

Re: Trump presidency

Her (my sister's) big complaint is that Ford had told her therapist in 2012 that she was afraid that the guy who molested her back at a pool party when she was 15 would possibly be on the Supreme Court, which if we are assuming this was Kavanaugh would imply that Ford was following his career, yet ...
by SecondTalon
Sun Sep 30, 2018 6:22 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Is adult media inherently better than child media?
Replies: 55
Views: 5144

Re: Is adult media inherently better than child media?

Y'all aren't even arguing the idiotic premise j_s presented - that in using the American scale - R and X rated films are at best G and PG films with their adult content stripped away, ignoring that j_s is conflating maturity of content with social acceptability of content. Moving on. Reasons this t...
by SecondTalon
Sun Sep 30, 2018 1:56 am UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Thing on Amazon
Replies: 1
Views: 2998

Re: Thing on Amazon

Just ordered "Thing Explainer" on Amazon. It delivered OK to my Android and PC Kindle apps, but my plain Kindle was greyed out on the Deliver menu and won't deliver. Amazon support says the publisher wants it this way. Was gibt? This is the Contact page of the publisher Outside of that, s...
by SecondTalon
Sat Sep 29, 2018 2:11 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Is adult media inherently better than child media?
Replies: 55
Views: 5144

Re: Is adult media inherently better than child media?

or exploring themes of torture or warcrimes. -- that this is wrong? These are themes children's media explores. Maybe not with the same degree of detail as adult-oriented media, but here are just a few examples from Avatar: The Last Air-Bender : ⋅ Genocide (the Fire-nation's extermination...
by SecondTalon
Fri Sep 28, 2018 1:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2048: "Curve-Fitting"
Replies: 19
Views: 5023

Re: 2048: "Curve-Fitting"

Read The goddamn Rules 3. You cannot post any links before you have reached five posts. Please do not post any links or perform any form of self-promotion until you have a post count of at least five. We have our reasons. Not all spammers are bots, and it can be hard to tell the difference between s...
by SecondTalon
Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:57 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8242
Views: 658061

Re: Trump presidency

Nah, that's just a "I'm not racist, I have several black friends" statement.
by SecondTalon
Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:21 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Eternal (a Marathon scenario)
Replies: 24
Views: 5024

Re: Eternal (a Marathon scenario)

I'm not seeing the bug. Is it the dark patch being too gridlike? That's all I can figure. Still, that looks like a fun classic deathmatch arena - things are open enough that a sniper can sit in a spot and control vast stretches of territories but there's also enough cover that someone could easily m...
by SecondTalon
Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:12 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8242
Views: 658061

Re: Trump presidency

Tyr, others stating there is Not Enough Evidence and that the Claims Are Not Convincing -

What evidence could be presented to convince you that a particular illegal act took place in 1983 with few to no witnesses? And "There is no evidence that ever could" is a valid answer.
by SecondTalon
Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6485
Views: 1000619

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Sure, but in the absence of released info, 'sall I got. It's also highly likely that at least one of the officers was a minority. That maybe helps. Little less us v them, yknow? But yeah, a good sign either way, and perhaps a particularly good sign when it comes to racism, at least for this area. I...
by SecondTalon
Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:27 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: When to Use Spoiler Warnings?
Replies: 19
Views: 2232

Re: When to Use Spoiler Warnings?

Gold Star, Zohar.
by SecondTalon
Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:42 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28552
Views: 3214110

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

I hear that. Solving problems is either a wonderful nest of problems that have to be fixed before I can fix the problem preventing me from fixing the problem that's stopping me from fixing the problem that keeps me from fixing the problem I caused when I tried to fix the problem or oh god I should s...
by SecondTalon
Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:31 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: When to Use Spoiler Warnings?
Replies: 19
Views: 2232

Re: When to Use Spoiler Warnings?

I don't think figuring out where Touched by an Angel is going to go is very meaningful. It's a formulaic show that operates on a pretty repetitive "problem of the week" plot. I mean, figuring out Jack's name in under 20 minutes isn't especially difficult either, more of a "Are they go...
by SecondTalon
Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:45 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: When to Use Spoiler Warnings?
Replies: 19
Views: 2232

Re: When to Use Spoiler Warnings?

I have two problems being too intelligent Claw your ways into situations that will help disabuse you of this notion. Good luck. My first thought was that you were telling me to surround myself with more intelligent people than myself so that I am aware that I am not always the most intelligent pers...
by SecondTalon
Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:44 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: When to Use Spoiler Warnings?
Replies: 19
Views: 2232

Re: When to Use Spoiler Warnings?

Yeah, I was just going to post #4 verbatim, but Doogly linked it. So.. that. Historical stuff gets a pass for being historical. Fictional stuff doesn't get that pass, no matter how old. Religious stuff is where it gets wonky as... it's history to some, fiction to others. The biggest problem I encoun...
by SecondTalon
Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:17 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28552
Views: 3214110

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

A mixture of an anti-government symbol and Goverment symbol?
by SecondTalon
Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:31 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28552
Views: 3214110

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

Shit, this is the rant threat

That makes it worse.
by SecondTalon
Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:20 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28552
Views: 3214110

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

yeah, the houses all sell, because location is desirable, and no one moves in without money. It's not a logical fallacy, it's you making assumptions. It is most definitely a logical fallacy. If the house actually sells for 550k, then that's a great flip. But then you wouldn't say "try to sell&...
by SecondTalon
Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:09 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Firearms Regulations
Replies: 213
Views: 29434

Re: Firearms Regulations

I've been thinking that maybe there should be a federal law that says that state and local governments can make gun registries, but that a registered gun is legal (for that owner) and is grandfathered past any future regulations. Basically saying that states can't confiscate guns if they registered...
by SecondTalon
Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:32 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28552
Views: 3214110

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

The idea of house flipping is that you buy a house that should be $200k for $150k because it needs a lot of work, you do $25k worth of work, and sell it for $200-220k

The practice seems to be buying the 200k house for 190k, doing 50k of work, and selling it for $275k. Which is a problem.
by SecondTalon
Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:12 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28552
Views: 3214110

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

House flipping shows are kind of the inverse of what I was talking about earlier, it's easy to sort of accept it, but if you examine it, each step along the way is an affront to reason and decency. The whole concept of "flipping" a house is spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on the...
by SecondTalon
Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2045: "Social Media Announcement"
Replies: 24
Views: 4629

Re: 2045: "Social Media Announcement"

The social network is "Mastodon", not "Mastadon". (I browse it very frequently, and I'm really happy it got name-checked!) Is there a form or something for reporting typos? Does Randall look at these threads? Randall frequently uses close names as references. Perhaps Randy's jus...
by SecondTalon
Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:03 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Vegetarianism
Replies: 45
Views: 5854

Re: Vegetarianism

There's a suspicious lack of "wrapping it up" going on here.

I can help.
by SecondTalon
Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:36 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Wanted: Your Loss Memes
Replies: 19
Views: 4302

Re: Wanted: Your Loss Memes

No, more like the formatting of where I ripped it from removed things to be "helpful" - - - -. . / - .-– - - - / - .-– - - - / ..-. .. ..-. - -.-- Though.. y'know... if you read the fucking thing it told you what it was supposed to be, and then you coulda figured that out on your own due t...
by SecondTalon
Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:33 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: I need a Game Recommendation
Replies: 1559
Views: 363647

Re: I need a Game Recommendation

by SecondTalon
Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:54 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Vegetarianism
Replies: 45
Views: 5854

Re: Vegetarianism

It’s really a problem at the local Anarchist meet ups.
by SecondTalon
Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:39 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Vegetarianism
Replies: 45
Views: 5854

Re: Vegetarianism

Are you saying you want abortions to happen? I stopped right here and started this post. I'm now going to continue to read. If there's nothing redeemable here, we're done. I'll also be doing some running commentary like for this one - What is missing here is some excuses for not applying this "...
by SecondTalon
Sun Sep 09, 2018 3:31 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: I need a Game Recommendation
Replies: 1559
Views: 363647

Re: I need a Game Recommendation

Text only RPGs: I've always been aware of them, but I'm not sure I've ever played one that wasn't a parody (i.e. Thy Dungeonman ) or written on a friends calculator. I'm kind of curious to see what they greatest achievements in this strictly limited medium are like. Text Only as in Graphics? Text O...
by SecondTalon
Sat Sep 08, 2018 3:55 am UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: My thread was rejected because it was "advertising" when it clearly was not
Replies: 1
Views: 1402

Re: My thread was rejected because it was "advertising" when it clearly was not

Please read the rules thread. It explains why your topic was removed.

Your original post is gone. There is no method of recovery.
by SecondTalon
Fri Sep 07, 2018 1:09 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28552
Views: 3214110

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

I’ve seen someone, in person, say the same thing about those wooden puzzles. “Oh, once you figure out the order to slide the pieces, it’s easy”

No fucking shit.
by SecondTalon
Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:51 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Black Panther
Replies: 214
Views: 35969

Re: Black Panther

You know, the number between 4 and 5 when counting a sequence. First, second, third, fourth, fofth, fifth, sixth....
by SecondTalon
Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:49 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28552
Views: 3214110

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

RPO i have specific contempt for because it has all this superficial enthusiasm for nerd stuff, but no curiosity or interest in any depth. .... Just the film, or the book too? Because the book was aimed squarely at a very particular audience - and a pre-Gamer Gate one too. It lacks depth because it...
by SecondTalon
Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:05 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hi! Looking for someone, no, I am not a bot or something
Replies: 6
Views: 2072

Re: Hi! Looking for someone, no, I am not a bot or something

Oregonaut hasn’t been here in about six years. Best you can do is hope they still check the email linked to that account.

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