What if it's something that just happens, like when you take a strip of paper, put a twist in it and glue the two ends together, and BANG, mobius strip! But with hyperspatial/interplanar travel as a means of function.
Also, not to be patronizing, but plane doesn't mean infinite flat space with First World at the bottom and sky at the top in this context, it means pristine, natural, verdant ideal of whichever planet you happen to be on. Probably a lot more noticeable on Akiton than Castrovel. Just don't ask me about the Diaspora, I got no guesses on that one.
If you guys get the chance you should see the Syfy miniseries version of Dune. Stilgar, leader of the Fremen, is gloriously not at all hot.
And yes, like Hama, I was really only ever watching the series to see Poppy Drayton wiggle around in tight leather pants. Haven't watched a single episode of season two.
John Adams never had the opportunity to watch The Orville in his life, but I'd like to return the conversation to the most recent episode.
I really liked it. My only issue was I felt that making the planet so similar to 21st century US was a bit heavy handed. "A Taste of Armageddon" from TOS was broadcast before lottery numbers were an issue with Vietnam enlistment, but no one watching was confused about its relevancy, no matter how futuristic the set design was.
I really liked that John's idiotic grind on the state was a plot point rather than just played for bro-laughs.
I really really liked how lysella assimilated the existence of an alien spaceship so quickly, and liked even more that she turned off the feed at the end of the episode, rather than mindlessly up-voting, in contrast to her inattentive down-vote at the beginning.
[i]The Orville[/] can stand shoulder to shoulder with name brand Star Trek; I thought this week was better than that TNG episode where Riker has illicit UFO sex with the nurse.
As drawn by Sienkiewicz, the demon bear was much, much bigger than your average bear. Kaiju big? Okay, but I doubt Godzilla or a Jaeger is going to show up to fight it in a New Mutants movie.
The source of Android evolution can't have biological origin? Is that a deal breaker?
Pillbug... In... SPACE!!! wrote:
By the Enigma force! if you keep asking questions like that, you'll earn yourself a one way trip to Baron Karza's body banks!!
Say, have you ever read Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro? Nothing to do with Micronauts at all, but very, very emotional-experience-reportage-from-within-the-body-banks. Y'know, genre-wise.
What, the thread topic was androids? Starfinder? Sorry, I got nothing.
So, you're admitting that the show-runner's/author's pro-incest agenda that you were blathering about is your subjective interpretation, not something they're actually writing into the books or script?
'Cause that's what I'm saying.
Marc Radle wrote:
I heard it as, "That isn't you," as in not in your character. Maybe Arya ended the episode with a moment of ecce lupus and decided that as glad as she is to hear that the Starks are once again in Winterfell, there's still a queen who needs to be assassinated in King's landing.
I mean, my pet theory is that Arya's going to show up in Winterfell and say, "Wait, Littlefinger's here? I'm totally murdering that guy! Relax sis, I can just wear his face around afterwards, the Knights of the Vale won't be a problem." I've been wrong before, though.
Thanks for the reply. I always appreciate an honest answer. :)
NPC Dave wrote:
You're incorrect. Your misunderstanding of the function of the President's power to grant pardons for federal crimes is so great that I can only assume you're trolling the thread.
Guys, you should definitely take this thing to a private channel. Doodles, you have a tendency to be passive aggressive during political discussions and plead communism when called on it. Irontruth, you seem to have a problem with getting adversarial when anyone has the temerity to disagree with you.
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Me? No, I'm absolutely perfect, why can't you just be as cool as I am?
I'm on a huge OSR kick at the moment, alternating playing/GMing a Swords & Wizardry White Box/White Star mash up campaign. I guess I'm saying I go old school for my ideal fantasy system, but an ascending AC option is a must.
Honestly though, if you've got a high fantasy homebrew world that you've spent time creating and want to give everyone a great play experience of it at the table (been there, still there) I'd worry less about finding an ideal RPG system than adapting your personal table play style to favorite system of the players at your table. (Hope that made sense, feel free to ask for clarifications.)
I have no legal training whatsoever, and I'm well aware that things that look simple to the layman are often actually very complex. I'm not naive enough to think that I'm smarter than the entire US justice system. That said, every time I've heard various media outlets mention proving collusion, I've thought of the footage you linked and wondered what's left to prove.
Fox's new series, "Orville", looks more interesting to me than this. And I'm not a Seth McFarlane fan.
The other day I happened to tune into Galaxyquest right as it started, and I ended up watching the whole movie while I was supposed to be mowing the lawn or whatever. Galaxyquest is a strange, strange movie: it's a parody and a pastiche, which somehow manages to respect the fans while portraying fans as hyper-emotional squid aliens or high school nerds who take a cancelled TV show way too seriously. It's also maybe the most emotionally genuine "Star Trek" movie I've even seen in my entire life. Orville seems like it's going to capture the same spirit. Parody but not exploitation, I guess?
I love Star Trek Continues. There are only 3 episodes left before they shut it down, and that makes me sad. They've done such an excellent job of recreating the original show, even getting writers and actors from TOS to make appearances, as well as cameos by other modern actors who wanted to be a part of it.
This is the first I'd heard that they're shutting it down; now I'm upset, and a vulcan lecture about logic won't calm my nerves, Mr. Spock!
@ Charles Scholz: It's not that everything must be as close to the original series as possible. Its just that I know what the Starfleet uniforms from that period look like, and the costume design team working on Star Trek Discovery either doesn't know or doesn't care. That's not necessarily a deal breaker for me, but it's no deal maker either.
Doodlebug Anklebiter wrote:
"Unimaginatively named 'MegaCorps'?"
Given the long history of MegaCorps as a concept in science fiction, isn't that a lot like complaining about an author calling robots "Robots" at this point?
Like Davia D, I'm working on Convergence. Mospheira isn't really economically developed enough to sport any MegaCorps, but there are robots in the series, and Cherryh just calls them robots. I don't know, the other morning I was making myself an omelet and, after slicing a mushroom into 6 pieces, I cut one of the slices in half because 7 is kaibu and 6 is a very tricky number. Look, whatever, it's not like I'm over on the Shejidan forum posting about Atevi pizza. Those people are nerds; I just like to keep my numbers in good order.
Definitionally, you can't make a list of his worst actions. Worst is a superlative, so he can only have committed one worst action. I think it was the time he confused the Jedi mind trick with the Vulcan mind meld, but then I've always been a stickler about the Star Wars/Star Trek division.
Have you guys even seen the Star Trek Discovery trailer? I took one look at those two cloaked figures walking across the desert landscape and was all, "OMG, I think I saw this trailer back when it was for The Force Awakens; ONLY IN DONALD F**KING TRUMP'S AMERICA!!!11!'
As a guest in your world, can ask what Trump has done to make you believe that he is in any way going to lessen the debts passed on to our children? That's a laudable goal, but I can't think of one thing he's done to bring it about.
I feel like we need a more specific definition of "drain the swamp" at this point. The way Trump praised Comey, I never conceived of Comey as a swamp-dweller. I mean, I was pretty sure Trump would fire Comey eventually, I just thought using Clinton's name as an excuse would,like, feel too obvious; oh well, live and learn . . .
Wouldn't two dimensional thinking be be as simple as not understanding that a two dimensional plane can shift its position in three dimensional space?
To be fair, there were negative ACs, and I wasn't taught about negative numbers until junior high. Actually, I understood negative numbers very easily because of all the D&D I'd played. Waste of time, Dad? Waste of time?!
There was the time that the fans pointed out that the force of inertia would liquify the crew of a starship moving as fast as the Enterprise and Gene Roddenberry was like, "Good point, the starships all have inertial dampeners." I'm not saying we'll ever invent inertial dampeners, but I think admitting inertia exists qualifies as a drop. ;P
I'm pretty sure those are tights under the booty shorts, but so long as an exposed belly button is included in a complete set of clothes, I'll die a happy nerd.
Speaking seriously, I think Navasi's outfit is more sci-fi functional than Raia's. It looks like Navasi's wearing an unsealed vacc suit, which can be sealed and helmeted at a moment's notice in case of hull breach. That screams sic-fi realism at me.
I was responding to the specific allegation that Kirth is "someone who thinks things will get better if everyone just stopped voting." He's not, and I know that because of all the stupid posts we've both made on these very boards.
Of course, when I get called out like this to explain myself, I feel like we're going down a rabbit hole where the value of honesty is wasted against the value of accusation.
I couldn't stand that series. I certainly didn't spend an entire weekend reading the first three collections after I happened to stumble across them, and I haven't been experiencing withdrawal symptoms during the hiatus between issues 42 and 43.
Speaking as a US citizen, my perception here is that our president wants to limit everything to the richest of society, leaving the poor out of it. I'm not joking when I say that.
Can I ask where you're posting from, Paul?
Kirth Gersen wrote:
I can't decide whether to favorite this or cry; guess I'll do both.
To quote Stephen King: “When his life was ruined, his family killed, his farm destroyed, Job knelt down on the ground and yelled up to the heavens, "Why god? Why me?" and the thundering voice of God answered, There's just something about you that pisses me off.”
Comrade Anklebiter wrote:
Maybe. Or maybe you're the only ones who're so insecure about your political affiliation that you're pathologically unable to go without mentioning how active you are. :P