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by Hugh Akston
13 Jun 2018, 15:49
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Video Games!
Replies: 2596
Views: 123559

Re: Video Games!

Fallout 76 looks like a game I don’t want to play. Can we just have narrative single player RPGs still be a thing pls? Do you have to turn everything into multi player base raids? My household would like a newsletter subscription please One more please. I for one look forward to being nuked by raci...
by Hugh Akston
08 Jun 2018, 18:18
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: This is the thread for people who died, died.
Replies: 2188
Views: 92577

Re: This is the thread for people who died, died.

Across the world grieving fans look to the empty sky and cry to an absent God: "Why couldn't it have been Guy Fieri?"
by Hugh Akston
07 Jun 2018, 18:03
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Zack Snyder's Slow Motion French Fries: the DCEU Thread
Replies: 91
Views: 3104

Re: Zack Snyder's Slow Motion French Fries: the DCEU Thread

Is the Flash better than Arrow? I gave up on the latter after season 1 because it had the tone of a bad teen melodrama, but the Flash is my favorite superhero so I don't want to write it off unduly.
by Hugh Akston
05 May 2018, 13:47
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Star Trek Wankery
Replies: 1253
Views: 61628

Re: Star Trek Wankery

by Hugh Akston
25 Apr 2018, 01:55
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Women in Music
Replies: 75
Views: 1569

Re: Women in Music

Are there any studies indicating that women didn’t evolve to rock? For that matter, is there any reliable data regarding the number of professional women musicians in popular music compared to men?
by Hugh Akston
24 Apr 2018, 20:19
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Women in Music
Replies: 75
Views: 1569

Re: Women in Music

There may be, as HWY contends, a cultural bias against women playing instruments in popular music. But since culture is monolithic in neither influences nor outcomes, there are countervailing forces that result in the proliferation of all-girl bands, women-fronted bands, women playing instruments in...
by Hugh Akston
13 Apr 2018, 12:04
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 3018
Views: 119141

Re: What are you reading?

Re: audiobooks I’ve been listening to Robert Heinlein’s collected short fiction as read by Bronson Pinchot, who is generally very good except for womens voices. There were a couple of occasions where RAH described someone’s reaction as ‘balky’.
by Hugh Akston
04 Apr 2018, 18:02
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Skynet in the sky: The Flying Killer Robot thread
Replies: 607
Views: 32465

Re: Skynet in the sky: The Flying Killer Robot thread

3,000+ Google employees demand the company shut down an object-recognition project for military drones . While the project is "specifically scoped to be for non-offensive purposes," the employee letter takes issue with this assurance, saying that "the technology is being built for the military, and ...
by Hugh Akston
06 Feb 2018, 18:22
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Heroes and zeroes of the animal kingdom
Replies: 301
Views: 18146

Re: Heroes and zeroes of the animal kingdom

https://tribfox40.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/coyote.jpg Coyote rescued after spending 13 days with a plastic jar stuck over its head The container compromised the coyote’s breathing, eyesight, hearing and sense of smell, Nuckolls said. It was infested with ticks and fleas, had been sprayed by a sk...
by Hugh Akston
17 Jan 2018, 23:27
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Heroes and zeroes of the animal kingdom
Replies: 301
Views: 18146

Re: Heroes and zeroes of the animal kingdom

https://news.nationalgeographic.com/content/dam/news/2018/01/16/dolphin-chokes-octopus/01-dolphin-chokes-octopus-Fig-1.adapt.590.1.jpg This is the face of a dolphin who died with regrets He "seems to have been extremely greedy and thought, 'You know what, I’m going to swallow it whole,'" says study...
by Hugh Akston
27 Aug 2017, 00:04
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Star Trek Wankery
Replies: 1253
Views: 61628

Re: Star Trek Wankery

That's one way to read it. It's literally what the guy said to writers. And after Roddenberry died, nobody bothered with that premise, anymore. And authorial intent is one way to read a text among others which are different. What other episodes/stories did they have the opportunity to address/redre...
by Hugh Akston
26 Aug 2017, 19:48
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6407
Views: 183668

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

or, uh, cooking it?
by Hugh Akston
26 Aug 2017, 13:32
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Star Trek Wankery
Replies: 1253
Views: 61628

Re: Star Trek Wankery

At Tasha's funeral they honored even as they lamented their loss and their anger that she died for nothing. When Geordi and Ro died they threw a big swinging party to celebrate their lives. IIRC, the latter was Riker's idea, because he was a jazz fan and thus decided to do an old-fashioned New Orle...
by Hugh Akston
26 Aug 2017, 13:31
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Star Trek Wankery
Replies: 1253
Views: 61628

Re: Star Trek Wankery

So there's no difference in degree between not wanting X and being terrified of X? We've seen plenty of characters afraid of dying. The episode is one of the high points of Roddenberry's very smarmy, up his own ass, take on utopianism. As he famously told writers, in the TNG era, death isn't someth...
by Hugh Akston
26 Aug 2017, 01:04
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Star Trek Wankery
Replies: 1253
Views: 61628

Re: Star Trek Wankery

At Tasha's funeral they honored even as they lamented their loss and their anger that she died for nothing. When Geordi and Ro died they threw a big swinging party to celebrate their lives.
by Hugh Akston
26 Aug 2017, 00:04
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Star Trek Wankery
Replies: 1253
Views: 61628

Re: Star Trek Wankery

So there's no difference in degree between not wanting X and being terrified of X? We've seen plenty of characters afraid of dying. The episode is one of the high points of Roddenberry's very smarmy, up his own ass, take on utopianism. As he famously told writers, in the TNG era, death isn't someth...
by Hugh Akston
25 Aug 2017, 23:48
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Star Trek Wankery
Replies: 1253
Views: 61628

Re: Star Trek Wankery

So there's no difference in degree between not wanting X and being terrified of X? We've seen plenty of characters afraid of dying. The episode is one of the high points of Roddenberry's very smarmy, up his own ass, take on utopianism. As he famously told writers, in the TNG era, death isn't someth...