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Musings of a Knight of the Imperium.
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In Moot Member Blogs Lots more to say Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #435 New September 20th, 2018 10:12 AM
So, I've got more observations on science fiction and fantasy, but feel I need a break.

I haven't been motivated to add another chapter to the Imperial Knight story in the fiction section, and I'm suspicious that I was provoked to write it to explore some personal stuff. I really don't have any more personal stuff to vent. I've put it or phrased it in complaints, and think those are about finalized.

A lot of my life has been geared towards meeting certain criteria that my parents outl ...More Read More
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In Moot Member Blogs Heavy Metal thoughts Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #434 New September 19th, 2018 10:11 AM
Having been exposed to the heavy metal and general rock counter culture that grew out of the 60s civil rights movements, I can safely say that I did not like it. I did not like it on any level just for general societal reasons as well as personal reasons. In the documentary the current editor in chief of the American version of the Heavy Metal adult comic sums it up by stating that he would to the movie high and stare at the screen stating "Wow, that said something...I don't know what, but it ...More Read More
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In Moot Member Blogs More Fantasy thoughts Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #433 New September 18th, 2018 09:15 AM
Another thing that makes me scrunch my lips is taking 18th and 17th century pirates, and putting them into the high middle ages setting.

*sigh*

The middle ages had piracy, but typically the vessels were either longboat like or castle like. Typically the drommond or caraval had what's known as a Fore Castle, or Forward Castle. It was just as the name suggests, a wooden version of a crenelated castle battlement or turret, though usually rhombic like to match the form factor of the ship's ...More Read More
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In Moot Member Blogs Medieval verse Fantasy 2 Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #432 New September 15th, 2018 03:42 PM
I guess in the end my gripe is with marketers who've pushed the fantasy genre beyond the breaking point, and how newer and younger people being exposed to the genre really don't know any better about the historical origins of folklore and fantasy, and how things have just become to contorted to the point of being ludicrous and unrecognizable as having anything to do with the historic basis and frame work from which all that mythology originates.


And it's not like this is anything new bec ...More Read More
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In Moot Member Blogs Medieval verse Fantasy Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #431 New September 14th, 2018 07:53 AM
There's various reasons I don't like the contemporary fantasy genre, and I've vented about this before, so just move on if you're not into hearing me vent (again).

The Female Fantasy model of business and marketing has been with us since the 70s. Mary Tyler Moore, Rhoda, Alice, a bunch of other shows catering to the fairer sex for a number of reasons starting in the early 70s. Not a big deal.

What the heck does this have to do with the Fantasy genre? Well, the damsel in distress has ...More Read More
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In Moot Member Blogs Everquest contemplations Entry Tools Rating: 5 Stars!
  #430 New September 12th, 2018 04:09 PM
I like traditional European fantasy. I grew up with tales from European folklore, including but not limited to Tolkien's offerings, and various tales about dwarves, trolls, orcs, knights, fairies, princes, princesses, kingdoms, good kings, bad witches, beautiful queens, dragons and the like.

It's the stuff for a lot of fantasy RPGs, although, to me, it seems like a lot of contemporary RPG offerings, with each successive "generation" or RPGs, just get more "out there".

I remember seeing a ...More Read More
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In Moot Member Blogs Trolling 2 Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #429 New September 11th, 2018 03:37 AM
There's a VA medical tech who knows who I am and has been trolling me on Steam.

As of a half hour ago he blamed me for losing a match of Insurgency Sandsgtorm, and then proceeded to use the N-word to describe black people.

I'm not a big champion of civil rights, but I do object to racism on game servers, especially when I've paid money for a good gaming experience. I don't particularly like the use of racist terminology in private venues.

Said game was Insurgency Sandstorm, and this g ...More Read More
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In Moot Member Blogs Before the Big Bang Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #428 New September 10th, 2018 09:33 PM
So, the big bang was introduced to me via a casual adult conversation when I was a kid in the early 70s. And then I saw it "codified" in an old kids' Astronomy book by one of those companies that wrote popular science books for kids.

But it always vexed me as to what happened before the big bang. A lot of traditional cosmologists (including Stephen Hawking himself) said that it was a nonsense question because of the way space-time curved.

His explanation was that the further you went ...More Read More
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In Moot Member Blogs Starcraft thoughts Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #427 New September 9th, 2018 02:10 PM
So, according to PCGamer StarCraft's popularity in Korea (South Korea) is possibly on the wane. In fact I saw a vid on how the whole RTS genre is petering out, so to speak, largely because RTS games take a long time to learn, and even longer to master.

I guess my thought is, and specifically towards StarCraft, is that I'm surprised it lasted this long. I got into StarCraft during my fine year or two of going for an engineering degree, and the thing that struck me about the game is that it ...More Read More
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In Moot Member Blogs Media rant Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #426 New September 9th, 2018 07:29 AM
So, I cruise YouTube a lot since I'm now living on the fringes of suburbia, and this is essentially a repeat of my dissatisfaction with previous aspects of media. So, beware.

Visual media, and the powers that be that control or make it run in the united states, is really stupid and insulting. When I was a young boy and up through my teen years I was under the impression that you couldn't lie in media (lest you got sued) and that media--visual media--was there to educate.

Media, in all ...More Read More
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