You didn't even specify physical coercion in the post I quoted, but would you consider being evicted from your home and being rendered homeless to be physical coercion? Limiting things to just physical is awfully shortsighted anyway, even when an accepting family it can be hard to be open about who you are, there is most certainly coercion in the type of family that engages in what stubby was talking about, and if they can it would include physical.
I would suggest you are dramatically wrong with it not being coercion when an adult is subjected to it, we don't magically become immune to all familial/peer pressure upon becoming adults, or immune to psychological harm. So I have a question for other religious people in the thread, you can surely all see how religious viewpoints like this one are fucking terrifying to atheists right? For all he is lauding his religion as establishing a superior morality, the furthest you could take atheism is to not care about killing people, not the jump to killing the people I have decided are wicked is righteous.
My first was a Warlock too, and hey fear was pretty good for a PvP server back in vanilla! I levelled as affliction I think, although I was also mostly grouped. It's weird that I can't remember the asshole alliance that sped to 60 and griefed, but I remember the asshole horde (I was horde so he was my team) shadow priest that did it to alliance - his name was sforce. Ah blackrock, that cesspool.
Oh I don't think you were over the line at all, I agree completely with your sentiment. When my biggest disappointment is an effect that I don't think could have matched my imagination even with 10x the budget I think it's sitting pretty. I don't think that was in the book, but I think I need to reread!
The being engaged after a short amount of time in person doesn't seem weird to me, I married someone (coincidentally an American) that I met through WoW and we were engaged after only 4 weeks in person together. I was a fair bit older than you though so we rushed things along a lot more and engagement/marriage was the only way for me to move there.
Given the content of the short story Drive which SyFy put on their website as part of the build up for it, I don't think the drives should qualify as a spoiler. Anyone that considers that a spoiler would also consider naming characters that are in the story a spoiler and thus is thoroughly pissed at this thread already by now.
Is this specific case the line for you Scot? Does the example of To Train Up a Child cause a similar conflicted position in you? Because to me if he rides the line of not actually advocating for terrorism/recruiting in any capacity etc, then that is the clearer example of speech inciting harmful behaviour (as far as I'm concerned it's violence and child abuse) that shouldn't enjoy free speech protections. I find this one a lot harder to draw the line on as he sounds like he is careful in what he says, as long as he's not directly advocating for the criminal activity I suspect I'd continue to see him on the safe side of the line. Generally speaking I'm a lot more supportive of restricting harmful speech than most on the forum, so I find it interesting that we are a little flipped on this occasion - although I'm just going off your summary of what he's said.
I clearly had a very different mental image of Amos to everyone else, I'm very happy with how he's looking. I probably pictured him slightly bigger, but I didn't see him as a giant - that's Bobby. He's muscled and most importantly he has a very physical presence and I was absolutely getting that when he was following Naomi around. Naomi is great, Alex is perfect, and they absolutely nailed Holden in this first episode. Miller very much seems to not get that he's the joke just like he shouldn't, sure he takes the bribe but then he beats the guy up when the filters fail!
I loved it and I want more. Trying to imaging it from a non-book perspective I think it's probably a bit too overwhelming without enough pay off to have a large gap afterwards, so I think the choice to do the first two eps in two nights is an excellent one and probably just what is needed to hook people. I think the effects are pushing the edge of what's doable on TV for their budget, and for the most part look amazing. The only thing that fell short at all for me was the shot of the reactor at the start, and I think it's simply one of those things that can't be done as effectively in a tv show/movie as in a book because the imagination is so much more potent for that certain type of thing.