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In Moot Member Blogs Thank goodness for Half Life Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #447 New November 16th, 2018 06:06 AM
Half Life started out as a mod for Quake 2. When Quake 2 came out I of course bought it, and got reasonably good at it. Some time after that Half Life came out. I can't remember how long it was...checking...Wiki says a year. Eh, that doesn't sound right, but either way I skipped it for the longest time. I didn't buy it until sometimes in the early 2000s.

Why is this important? Because you, the player, are in the shoes of Gordon Freeman, and it's a good old fashioned alien invasion st ...More Read More
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In Moot Member Blogs Stripping away scifi #65 Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #446 New November 15th, 2018 07:55 PM
This is more of a general thoughts on media in general, though leaning towards the science fiction genre.

Ever since I was a kid watching Captain Kangaroo in the morning and cartoons after school, as well as Star Trek and sitcoms, I've always had a sense of the shows being incomplete or holding something back.

As an adult I now understand how popular TV was organized during the 60s and thereon, and seeing a number of situation comedies aimed at families from the 60s up to today, and see ...More Read More
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In Moot Member Blogs Stripping away scifi #64 Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #445 New November 14th, 2018 09:15 AM
God Bless Dancouga is another mecha "united we stand" themed anime that is so pervasive in a lot of Japanese animated media offerings. It's ostensibly meant for the pre-teen to high school crowd, but has enough production value to be appealing to all audiences.

No real sexual themes going on here as the piece is aimed at younger audiences (machine prehistoric animal constructs that form into a giant robot). The real theme here is taking responsibility for one's own actions, and accepting r ...More Read More
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In Moot Member Blogs Stripping away scifi #63 Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #444 New November 14th, 2018 09:05 AM
Conquest of the Planet of the Apes tells the backstory behind the rise of the ape dominated Earth in a pre-apocalyptic Earth, and picks up where the previous movie left off, with the death of the two main ape characters from the first two films.

What struck me about this film is that it's fairly straight forward in its narrative, telling a tale of a totalitarian regime that uses apes as a kind of do-all service-pet hybrid servant class in lieu of cats and dogs. It's pretty prosaic on that n ...More Read More
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In Moot Member Blogs Stripping away scifi #62 Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #443 New November 14th, 2018 08:46 AM
Nausicaš of the Valley of the Wind is a Hao Miyaki epic regarding a partially rebuilt post-apocalyptic Earth where technology is not ubiquitous, and much of the land is taken over by a giant insect dominated "toxic jungle", that contains not just carnivorous giant hostile insectoid life, but also flora that spew toxic gases, pollen and other poisons.

Miyazaki apparently has several daughters, so the female empowerment theme seen in alot of high budget triple-A anime offerings designed to bre ...More Read More
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In Moot Member Blogs Stripping away scifi #61 Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #442 New November 14th, 2018 08:32 AM
"Bubble Gum Crisis" may have been a topic and media property I've touched on before, but I've some new insights (or so I think).

It's another Japanese animated futuristic police show that highlights women in empowerment roles, and uses a form of the mecha genre to place female characters in lead roles as law enforcement personnel, and as personnel that are "special" law enforcement.

Again Japan is a very patriarchal society, or was at the time of this production, and the concept here is ...More Read More
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In Moot Member Blogs India again Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #441 New November 13th, 2018 05:14 PM
So, I'm getting cricket commercials and an "Indian-ized" American Airlines commercial on my ad feeds.

Here we go again.

I wonder if they play Traveller in India. I hope I never find out.
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In Moot Member Blogs Stripping away scifi #60 Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #440 New November 7th, 2018 11:03 PM
"Spock's Brain" is the infamous 3rd Season Star Trek episode that's voted as the worst that that series had to offer in its three year run.

I actually think there are worse episodes, but, regardless (irregardless?) we see more psychology and psychiatry at work here in the form of "the teacher". It is a device that's used to infuse knowledge into an individual, based on the reverse process of drugging someone up and getting them to talk in their sleep. Instead you drug someone up and talk t ...More Read More
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In Moot Member Blogs Better Social Skills response Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #439 New November 3rd, 2018 06:30 AM
I have a pair of people who've over seen my development since "birth", and they are African Americans. I get a sense that there is a desire for me to respond to racism in society and in gaming as a whole.

I don't want to because I don't see it as a huge issue in gaming. Also, I was treated as a lab rat by both these individuals ever since my first recorded memories, so I have a lot of anger regarding these people, and would just as soon flip them off and see them testify before a senate he ...More Read More
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In Moot Member Blogs More online harrassment Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #438 New October 19th, 2018 08:07 AM
Part of the "investigative team" that looked into Hans Reiser's dealing with Russia and his infamous file system for Linux, conveyed to me a clinical depressive tactic about interfering with a man's hobbies in order to anger him to the point of physical expression, and to give up said pastime in order to embrace romance to calm him down.

I have lost over 20 games in a row due to alleged bad playing, game networks going out of synch (desynching), trolling, players throwing games, or intention ...More Read More
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