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by Warcry
Sun Feb 19, 2012 8:31 am
Forum: Comics, Cartoons and Movies
Topic: So, like Autocracy or whatever.
Replies: 18
Views: 3833

Has to go Sentinel, Nominus, Zeta. Can't go any other way without gaping plot holes appearing. That doesn't work either, though. Nominus Prime went missing in Optimus's flashback during Chaos Theory, so he was a pre-war Prime. Which means that Sentinel now looks really bad. If he was the next Prime...
by Warcry
Thu Dec 16, 2010 4:10 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Protests?
Replies: 56
Views: 8892

If this is a measure of success for universities, the outputs seem to be poor to the point one could conclude that it's become just another mechanism for producing sheep. This. Universities have shifted from being a place for the best and brightest to expand their knowledge and become a factory to ...
by Warcry
Wed Dec 15, 2010 6:00 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Protests?
Replies: 56
Views: 8892

The quality of teaching and marking is insanely variable, by all accounts. This is a universal problem and IMO the biggest issue that universities face worldwide. Professors are evaluated on a lot of things, including the degrees they hold, the strength of the research they've published and what th...
by Warcry
Fri Dec 03, 2010 12:03 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: This 'spastic' debacle (redux)
Replies: 116
Views: 13272

Sounds more like 'language is defined as whatever a group of people agree it to mean' rather than usage IMO. Your mileage may jffdhds. It's a new word I'm using, I want to see if it becomes language as a result. If enough people use it, it just might. I don't think that's very grrvbbly, though. I t...
by Warcry
Thu Dec 02, 2010 11:27 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: This 'spastic' debacle (redux)
Replies: 116
Views: 13272

Language isn't defined by usage. It is defined by an agreed set of rules for exchange of information. Using a word in a new way does not redefine the word unless the new definition is accepted by the vast majority of people, i e it becomes an agreed rule for the exchange of information. But if enou...
by Warcry
Thu Dec 02, 2010 5:34 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: This 'spastic' debacle (redux)
Replies: 116
Views: 13272

The NYTimes website still lists several variations of 'spastic [something]' as alternative names for cerebral palsy. So is it really obsolete, or is it just that most Americans have limited medical knowledge and don't know the connotations of what they're saying? I fail to see a distinction, to be ...
by Warcry
Wed Dec 01, 2010 4:10 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: This 'spastic' debacle (redux)
Replies: 116
Views: 13272

Re: This 'spastic' debacle (redux)

You're still using a word that relates to a particular group of people in a derogatory way. I think this is where the wires get crossed a bit. Very, very few people on this side of the Atlantic consider 'spastic' a word that relates to a particular group of people at all. The original meaning is pr...
by Warcry
Tue Nov 02, 2010 7:36 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: A'Merka
Replies: 401
Views: 32315

You are missing my point, which is simply that someone who condones or particpates in one does not neccessarily condone or participate in the other. I get it now and I completely agree with you. Just because someone wants to, say, stone adulterers, it doesn't mean that they want to force women to w...
by Warcry
Tue Nov 02, 2010 2:48 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: A'Merka
Replies: 401
Views: 32315

Dude, watch yourself - you have just equated people who believe in the burqa with suicide bombers. Not quite what I intended to say. Women who choose to wear the burqa to protect their modesty or because of tradition have every right to do so. And men have every right to think that a woman should c...
by Warcry
Tue Nov 02, 2010 6:59 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: A'Merka
Replies: 401
Views: 32315

I think the West has very little to fear from even the improper application of Sharia law because it pertains to Muslims in Muslim lands. Not all Muslims agree with that, though. For example, Muslim groups in Canada have tried (unsuccessfully, so far) to impose Sharia law on family-court cases that...
by Warcry
Fri Sep 03, 2010 3:31 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Computer problem
Replies: 6
Views: 1658

Video cards are usually (but not always) labelled, so you should be able to see what make/model it is as soon as you open up the case with no disassembly required. It's the first thing I'd look for, anyway. For the second problem...which version of Windows did you install, and are you using a wirele...
by Warcry
Wed Jun 30, 2010 4:43 am
Forum: Comics, Cartoons and Movies
Topic: Interesting Tidbits of TF History
Replies: 30
Views: 5093

Yaya wrote:And it would work, simply because it's a convention exclusive and they'd just have to have it.
No, they'd have to keep the soap MISB so they could scalp it on eBay later...
by Warcry
Mon May 24, 2010 4:02 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Lost, final season (spoilers).
Replies: 72
Views: 7308

Was Richard not there because he'll never die? I think the scene where Myles pointed out Richard's grey hair was meant to imply that he's not immortal anymore. I was nicely surprised to see that Richard and Frank managed to pull through. I thought that both of them were dead after what happened to ...
by Warcry
Fri May 14, 2010 3:01 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Lost, final season (spoilers).
Replies: 72
Views: 7308

Thing is, it was MiB who said it, so it doesn't have to make sense or be true. He's a manipulator, saying whatever he needs to to get what he wants done. Anything coming out of MiB could be lies. Which is fine as far as it goes, except that: a) All of the lies that he told Richard were tailored to ...
by Warcry
Thu May 13, 2010 6:12 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Lost, final season (spoilers).
Replies: 72
Views: 7308

Therefore, I think the Man in Black is not really Jacob's brother at all, but the smoke monster simply using another dead body, as he does with Locke in the present. When he tells Jacob "Do you realize how badly I want to kill you?", it's not really Jacob's brother, but the smoke monster speaking. ...
by Warcry
Sat Feb 27, 2010 6:04 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Winter Olympics anyone?
Replies: 44
Views: 5239

I'm glad I'm not the only one who's disappointed by the late-round shitkickings we've been seeing this year. Canada-Russia was such a let-down, but most of the people I know were so busy waving the flag that they didn't care about the game, just the outcome. I have to admit I'm a bit nervous about t...
by Warcry
Sun Oct 18, 2009 2:42 am
Forum: News
Topic: Transformers 3 set for 2011 release. Bay confirmed.
Replies: 30
Views: 6349

I'm reading Naruto right now, and it's better than 95% of the stuff here. Same with Monster. The Japanese aren't afraid to think outside the box. Money doesn't seem to be the driving force behind their creativity. I think it's more likely that 95% of the stuff they make is crap too, but it never se...
by Warcry
Fri Aug 28, 2009 3:35 am
Forum: Comics, Cartoons and Movies
Topic: Through the eyes of the outside world...
Replies: 32
Views: 5020

I dunno...I kinda think Dark Ages was a small-scale encapsulation of everything that's wrong with Furman's work recently. Instead of trying to tell one story and do it well, there's about four or five crammed in there vying for attention. We have the Fallen, Grimlock's grudge against Jetfire, the Wr...
by Warcry
Mon Dec 22, 2008 4:41 am
Forum: Comics, Cartoons and Movies
Topic: Do You Like All Hail Megatron Thus Far?
Replies: 56
Views: 7476

Really? I thought Escalation was the best TF story since Generation 2. I wouldn't rate Escalation as highly as I do Infiltration or Stormbringer, because it didn't fit the miniseries format as well. The Brasnya stuff was self-contained and did a nice job ratcheting up the tension of the Bot/Con con...
by Warcry
Sun Dec 21, 2008 6:18 am
Forum: Comics, Cartoons and Movies
Topic: Do You Like All Hail Megatron Thus Far?
Replies: 56
Views: 7476

As much as I prefer Furman's story to the subject of this thread, I did always have things to criticise, and although things like super-invulnerable characters can be explained, it was a bit disappointing how quickly we got to them. The first couple of issues of Infiltration were full of realistic ...
by Warcry
Tue Sep 25, 2007 6:42 am
Forum: Comics, Cartoons and Movies
Topic: Wasted Characters
Replies: 12
Views: 2427

I think it's hard to narrow down a list of 'wasted' characters, for the simple reason that there's just so bloody many characters in the Transformers universe and so few of them have ever gotten any attention from writers. It would almost be easier to come up with a list of who doesn't have wasted p...
by Warcry
Tue Sep 18, 2007 7:20 am
Forum: Comics, Cartoons and Movies
Topic: Who was?
Replies: 14
Views: 2413

Your favorite illustrated character? Andy Wildman's version of Bludgeon's Pretender shell in the last half-dozen issues of the G1 Marvel comic. He just looked so...soulless, for lack of a better word. your favorite toy? As a kid it was probably G1 Hot Rod or PM Prime, but nowadays Classics Jetfire,...
by Warcry
Tue Sep 18, 2007 7:03 am
Forum: Comics, Cartoons and Movies
Topic: Eugenesis
Replies: 36
Views: 5209

*delurks* I've been hearing that this Globequake or somesuch is good. It's rather awesome, but IIRC it's also very continuity-heavy and confused me in a few places. It's worth a bit of confusion, though, because the author does a wonderful job of making you genuinely care about his characters. I've ...
by Warcry
Sat May 27, 2006 4:36 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Lost 2.20 [spoilers, blatantly]
Replies: 27
Views: 1738

Michael and Walt... would they just send them off without showing us what Walt's seen? I've heard that the actor that plays Michael is only signed on for a guest-starring role next year, so I figure they'll be seperated from the main castaway group somehow. Wouldn't surprise me to see them get away...
by Warcry
Fri May 26, 2006 7:59 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Lost 2.20 [spoilers, blatantly]
Replies: 27
Views: 1738

Some finale thoughts... You know...I'm starting to believe Henry when he says that his merry band are the good guys. At the very least, it looks like the Dharma Initiative considered them "hostiles", which scores them quite a few points in my books. This episode is going to be a big blow to the folk...
by Warcry
Sun May 21, 2006 3:46 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Lost 2.20 [spoilers, blatantly]
Replies: 27
Views: 1738

Brendocon wrote:Seriously, I'd mark the hell out if the "Him" the Others keep referring to was Sloane.

Don't give JJ any ideas. ;)

Now if Sark showed up on the island...that I could live with.
by Warcry
Sat May 20, 2006 3:58 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Lost 2.20 [spoilers, blatantly]
Replies: 27
Views: 1738

Convenient how the list consists of the four people who were basically first on the scene, less the one who buggered off in the previous episode. ...especially given that the Others already had three out of the four people on that list in their clutches less than two weeks ago, and let them go. I'm...
by Warcry
Wed May 10, 2006 4:39 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Lost 2.20 [spoilers, blatantly]
Replies: 27
Views: 1738

Re: Lost 2.20 [spoilers, blatantly]

Well, introducing characters with the sole purpose of killing them off is a practise that doesn't get enough action in my eyes... shock value. We never really learnt much about Shannon and Boone, either... beyond the basics. With Libby we don't even get that. I kinda like the fact. I'm not so sure ...
by Warcry
Tue May 09, 2006 5:09 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Lost 2.20 [spoilers, blatantly]
Replies: 27
Views: 1738

Re: Lost 2.20 [spoilers, blatantly]

Must have stared at that blank screen for a full minute when the episode ended. Glad to hear I wasn't the only one... I don't think Libby will die just yet, mind you. Yeah, I know, shot twice in the stomach, bleeding profusely, etc, etc...but I would be terribly surprised if she kicked the bucket b...
by Warcry
Sat Nov 19, 2005 6:19 am
Forum: Comics, Cartoons and Movies
Topic: Rate 'Rhythms of Darkness'!
Replies: 21
Views: 4388

I'm pretty fond of Rhythms of Darkness, even with the stupid American flag thing at the end. I suppose a part of that's due to the fact that it was the first TF comic I ever read (I was all of four or five at the time); the high bodycount and general darkness of the story really made an impression o...