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In Moot Member Blogs Some conclusions Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #273 New February 20th, 2018 02:01 PM
If I want to see serious classic 1960s Star Trek or classic Twilight Zone and Outer Limits like science fiction again, I'm going to have to make it myself.

Going over my library of books in the genre, and reflecting on stuff that's meant for kids, pre-teens, teens and adults, the real deep serious stuff, the stuff that's noted for quality, is outweighed by tons of juvenile versions of the same genre.

So it is that when I see a new property of adventure in space come onto the scene I fin ...More Read More
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In Moot Member Blogs Conan the Barbarian Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #272 New February 17th, 2018 10:56 AM
I'm still thinking about the D&D retrospective the NY Times did, and the huge amount of money that went into "saving my soul" from the satanic torments of Dungeons and Dragons (we're talking millions, folks).

I hesitated a long time to respond, but I finally fired off an angry, poorly composed, email to the party in question, residing in Paris France. This whole "save Ghost's soul from the satanic ravages of Dungeons and Dragons" has been going on for DECADES.

Ironic too, since the lon ...More Read More
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In Moot Member Blogs SW fans hate women Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #271 New February 17th, 2018 03:21 AM
Well, that's what JJ Abrams says about people who hated the last Jedi flick.

http://www.indiewire.com/2018/02/jj-abrams-star-wars-last-jedi-women-1201929593/


I don't know. He may have something, but I'm not really convinced of his position. That, and I'm not a big SW fan. That, and the negative reviews and comments I've read ... well, half come from women, so ... if I were a female, I would be doing the "women who hate women" thing. Maybe. Again, I'm not convinced of this argument. ...More Read More
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In Moot Member Blogs D&D Scare NY Times Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #270 New February 8th, 2018 06:08 PM
So, here's a restrospective on the D&D scare from the 70s and 80s.

I'll note this; since cavemen were swinging clubs at one another, typically we, mankind, have employed clubs and swords to do combat with fellow human beings. We even romanticize that in novels and movies, especially in Golden Era Hollywood where pirate films and medieval adventure films were all the rage. But the Texas sheriff who is featured in this piece, seems to have forgotten this.

https://youtu.be/ATUpSPj0x-c


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In Moot Member Blogs Full disclosure on Banshees Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #269 New February 2nd, 2018 01:25 PM
The Banshee fighter in one of my stories is based off of the old Starfleet Wars Terran Comet "light fighter".

http://fullthrust.star-ranger.com/SfWTerran.htm

The "Comet" is in fact a "seriel-numbers filed off" Viper from Battlestar Galactica, only it has a dorsal turret, has two engines instead of three, no intakes, and a bubble canopy with four missiles slung under her.

Eh, I never got into the game, but I purchased some of the minis over the years starting ... around ... 1979 or so, ...More Read More
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In Moot Member Blogs The Last Jedi, the BG version Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #268 New February 1st, 2018 02:47 AM
Some recton;

Luke would not have vanished. Han and Leia would have had a beautiful family, replete with grand kids ... cast a better looking actor for Ben Solo. Maybe give him a different first name.

The Republic is thriving. Jedi and security are everywhere. Pockets of racist storm troopers abound like dissassociated fringe "alt right" groups. Then the heavy comes in, and tries to unite them.

Rifts in society take place. Out of work Humans (mostly male) recalling the "glories" ...More Read More
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In Moot Member Blogs Many thanks Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #267 New January 31st, 2018 03:48 PM
Thanks for the star rating on my blog, and thanks for putting up with my shortcomings. I'm back on course. Where it'll take me, I know not. I hope it'll involve the Spinward Marches, but if not, well, there's always the Pavonis Sector, the Terran Trade Authority, the UFP, and beyond.

Now, let's see if I can get some painting done, catch up on bills, and start construction of a scale model type-S.

Commander Ebersole, Saber Flight, calsign Coyote
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In Moot Member Blogs Cold Turkey Amazon Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #266 New January 31st, 2018 01:14 PM
I'm giving up on giving amazon anymore of my dinero. I've seen lots of local businesses close, and I couldn't understand why given the economy was strong. However, the retail venue is stronger online than in person, ergo I'm going to make it a point of being an in-person customer than a UPS / Fed-Ex junkie (and yes, I know that amazon has its own delivery service now...as I discovered last year).

I haven't ordered much from Amazon in the last month or so, and intend to keep it that way. I ...More Read More
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In Moot Member Blogs I lied, I went and saw it. Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #265 New January 28th, 2018 11:29 AM
Against my better judgment (and I sincerely mean that), I went and saw the lastest Star Wars' film, and boy do I regret it. I just posted the following review on the IMDB, and felt compelled, for whatever reason, to post it here. One of the things that really soured the experience for me was all the rumbling coming out of the speakers from all the previews. Scifi films that present the aura of being "important" and "profound", but are just comic book fare dressed up with a lot of sound-effe ...More Read More
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In Moot Member Blogs losing weight Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #264 New January 28th, 2018 04:30 AM
I'm way too fat. Double chin, pot belly ... oh my. How did I get like this? Too much Age of Empires and Counter Strike Global Opposition. Way too much.

If I die of a cardiac event on some trail, well, you'll know it was a good cause of shedding pounds.
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