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Creation Date: March 1st, 2010 06:15 PM
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Musings of a Knight of the Imperium.
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In Moot Member Blogs Drive Offensively Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #311 New Today 02:15 AM
This year's mini-Car Wars' game was another fun bash. We were missing a couple of players, but otherwise this turned out to be a fairly decent event. Ideally a full house of 10 or twelve players would be fighting and racing in this arena, but we had half that number, or thereabouts.

There's not much to tell. I wound up eeking out second place and winning the adorable stuffed Cthulu doll with two big eyes and wearing an Uncle Sam patriotic hat. Adorable.

It was a division 40 even ...More Read More
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In Moot Member Blogs Ice Planet Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #310 New May 24th, 2018 10:51 AM
A German production for an English speaking scifi audience, this show is just flat all the way around. I'm not quite sure how to describe it other than a kind of post-apocalyptic The Next Generation knock off.

It's pretty dull and uninspiring stuff. A lot of production companies, in retrospect, seemed be trying to duplicate the resurrection Next Generation, Star Trek formula. Eh, I think what these companies failed to understand is that officer/detective Roddenberry wanted to (or was the ...More Read More
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In Moot Member Blogs Earth Star Voyager Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #309 New May 23rd, 2018 02:42 PM
So, I'm trying to get out of my retro-60s classic Star Trek snobbery mode, and getting caught up to date on stuff that's been produced in the last few decades

I came across "Earth Star Voyager" on YouTube either last year or the year before last, and this thing has Disney production written all over it. It's got that classic 90s production scheme going for it. Everything from the soft accented lighting to the low-res graphics used on CRT screens, and all things inbetween like the over- ...More Read More
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In Moot Member Blogs Other pop culture contribs Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #308 New May 22nd, 2018 05:38 AM
Well, there's the whole "see what I did there?" thing when someone attached a phrase that is loosely, yet humorously, and wittingly, related to a concept in the previous statement.

That's more recent, but it tells me some POS screenwriter is lifting ideas from my own writing, and possibly interaction. A very uncool thing.

The other, probably from the same group of screenwriters, is an old explicative that used to be commonly used in middle school, then fell out of favor. And yet saw a r ...More Read More
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In Moot Member Blogs Great Gaming Disasters 1 Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #307 New May 20th, 2018 01:33 AM
So, this sloop is harassing a galleon in my latest game, and I help out a little, then as I come around the island where we're exchanging shots with this crew of four, this kid says "Wanna go for the galleon?"

I thought we were, but I type "yeah, let's do it".

So we go in, but dude rams the ship instead of just plugging it full of holes. I got in a good 3 or 4, maybe five shots in below the galleon's waterline but it's like my ally for the moment just decided to go in and ram the beast ...More Read More
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In Moot Member Blogs Questions as statements. Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #306 New May 17th, 2018 02:56 PM
Back in middle school I started to hear girls and younger women make statements phrased as questions. Instead of "It's a nice day out. I think I'll go for a walk." you would hear "It's a nice day out? I think I'll go for a walk?"

Most of the time I would shrug my shoulders at it and either chagrin in irritation, or just hope that it would be one of those fads that came and went.

Apparently it's not a fad. It's hear to stay. And full grown adult male men now make statements in the for ...More Read More
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In Moot Member Blogs Streaming Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #305 New May 12th, 2018 07:28 PM
Games continue to explode and dethrone Hollywood. Long live rebellious mainstream youth, Japanese consumer technology, and super violent games that show the social paranoids in Hollywood that people don't need to be condescended to and preached to, but need freedom.

Game Streams are awesome. They're funny, insightful at times, and more than just amusing, but the one thing they are not is f_cking egotistical like so many piece of s_it director and producer whose BMW I leaned on way back in ...More Read More
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In Moot Member Blogs GURPS Rome and Vesuvius Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #304 New May 10th, 2018 01:31 PM
Writing my latest offering for commercial exploit, I came across this video;

What do you do when you are confronted with a force of nature for which there is no solution. Earthquakes, massive floods, tornados/hurricanes, huge forest fires, the occasional meteor strike, are things that, at present, we cannot address. We can only warn people, and perhaps help our fellow man reach safety.

Imagine you're that bronze age soldier. Your duties so far have bee ...More Read More
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In Moot Member Blogs More Next Generation woes. Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #303 New May 6th, 2018 04:31 AM
I really hate Star Trek the Next Generation, and just as a total of what Star Trek has become. I grew up with it as some kids grow up with Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn or even Treasure Island, but no one took Tom, Huck nor even Long John Silver and turned them on their head because they were afraid of how Americans might react to some geo-political phenomena say foreign newspapers from Europe being sold in Boston or Charlottesville or someplace.

I don't want to harp on this any more than I ...More Read More
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In Moot Member Blogs Problems with "The Next Generation" Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #302 New April 29th, 2018 09:07 AM
It was a lousy TV show. There's not much more to it than that. But the factors involved are numerous.

Classic Trek was a military show. I don't know what TNG was (I actually do, but am going to refrain here), but it was not a military show. How many military sailing vessels haul crew families. Some jerk on another forum (who shall remain nameless, and was a psych major at either Stanford or one of the UC campuses) actually had the nerve to say that in the age of sail military ships carr ...More Read More
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