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  1. NBA 2017: Playoffs? Playoffs?!

    Isn't that the coach's fault rather than his? I suspect if you put Carlisle in charge, they would look pretty decent. Do less. Let his team develop rather than have them stagnate and/or regress. Its not his fault though.
  2. Video Games: Next Stop... Andromeda

    Is there region lock on PS Now? I couldn't find anything definitive from a quick google. Doesn't seem like there are servers in Asia (outside of Japan), but time stamps were awhile ago.
  3. Rothfuss XII: The Doors of Twitch

    I'm really not opposed to what Rothfuss does, but the way he does it really grates. He wants to stream video games? Fine. He wants to promote his charity by "showing his writing process"? Good for him. He wants to elicit sympathy by implying he is expected to only write and do nothing else? To gloat over how his fans are actually normal people that don't expect him to write 24/7 and want him to spend his time as he sees fit despite his many assertions to the contrary? He needs to get over himself.
  4. Top Fantasy Web Author made $16.5 million in 2015

    Yeah, its not just that the translations are bad. I completed one in chinese and it scarred me off the whole genre. The frequency of updates is almost as relevant to popularity of a series as the actual quality of the story*. They are popular enough though, so he could really just be a fan. *I have only read just the one so I don't know about the rest, but from what I gather, most are so bad that they have a trope named after a character that is used negatively. Basically the main character is stupidly overpowered, good looking and absurdly rich eventually. I don't know about Stanek, but from what I've read here, maybe Goodkind would be more apt.
  5. Rothfuss XII: The Doors of Twitch

    You are missing my point too. I am not claiming that. Its not about misunderstanding him. Even if I were to assume the most charitable interpretation, he still comes off poorly.
  6. Rothfuss XII: The Doors of Twitch

    I disagree. Tone not coming across well online does not absolve him. Maybe he behaves like Kote in real life, but as long as he behaves like Kvothe online, I'm going to use that. You have to own your behaviour online as well.
  7. Rothfuss XII: The Doors of Twitch

    I've compared him to Kvothe many times. Kvothe is a giant asshole even if he has good traits. You may have met him in person, but his words online are just as relevant in assessing his behaviour.
  8. Video Games: Next Stop... Andromeda

    So, basically all DPS? Mei counts as half tank for me. Personally, I find two healers essential unless you have multiple allies who can self heal/regenerate and that healer cannot be Zenyatta. As far as DPS goes, Roadhog/Zarya/Dva often perform better than the actual DPS heroes. The difference is just range/mobility/burst damage.
  9. Video Games: Next Stop... Andromeda

    I know that feeling. I used to be a tank main. Then I became a support main. And now I can't play them anymore. Try playing Ana. Ana is basically half a DPS and sleep darts always feel satisfying to hit. Otherwise, be stubborn and make someone else switch. Or play mystery heroes on arcade. I got halfway competent at more heroes there though it sucks when you get a random hero you don't want to play.
  10. Video Games: Fantasy's Final '16

    Have everyone use controller A? Shrug.
  11. I just want to put in that of the guys that the Warriors swapped for Durant, at least a couple are still injured, most notably Bogut. So regardless of whichever team would have been better, as long as Durant isn't injured, it will be a gain. Unless you are saying that in the hypothetical non-trade scenario, they would have avoided their injuries.
  12. Rothfuss XII: The Doors of Twitch

    Huh, never heard of that word before. Had to look it up.
  13. Rothfuss XII: The Doors of Twitch

    I just realised Trapis is almost an anagram of Skarpi and is an anagram of rapist. I can't unsee that now ever. Thanks.
  14. Wise Man's Fear XI

    No, its not the same as Martin. There will always be those fans who say stupid shit, but that is just the kind of people they are. Whats different about Rothfuss is that he is receiving criticism from fans who don't do the same to other authors. Look, I'm not going to go out and announce to everyone that Rothfuss is an ass, but that doesn't mean I can't chime in when this is the discussion. Or that the only appropriate response is to boycott him. Did you even read that quote in the article? The criticism isn't coming out of nowhere and he absolutely deserves it.
  15. Wise Man's Fear XI

    There is no law against criticising him for being a pompous jackass either? I think most people recognise that authors have their own lives to live and on a whole, are fairly sympathetic, but the thing about Rothfuss is the way he behaves rubs people the wrong way. You don't pay any attention to him so you don't see it, but calling him a pompous jackass is very apt, and I would add thin skinned and big headed as well. At this point, its not even about the book anymore. Other authors, like Martin, have lengthy delays too. You don't see them getting the same type of criticism Rothfuss is receiving. There are always people who want their books immediately, but this is closer to the Goodkind "my books aren't fantasy" criticism.