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  1. US Election: It's a post-TrumpDay world

    Not sure. If you prefer Kasich, would you genuinely want to vote for Ted Cruz, even if the alternative is Donald Trump? Staying home might be more likely.
  2. Need help with ideas for games to teach language

    I definitely see your difficulty. Speaking as an ulkomaalainen, the thing I've noticed about Finnish is that (1) it has lots of rules, and (2) unlike English, it actually obeys those rules. Unfortunately, as a learner you need time to get your head around those rules. Three classes is just nasty.
  3. US Election: It's a post-TrumpDay world

    Depending on the state, I hope you enjoy your Christmas card from the RNC.
  4. US Election: It's a post-TrumpDay world

    That's the way the voting system works. If you aren't voting for Hillary, you're voting for Donald. Sanders knows that. Don't like it? Push for a change in the voting system. Until then, you're stuck.
  5. US Election: It's a post-TrumpDay world

    Clearly he doesn't, seeing as he thinks Sanders should run as an independent in the general.
  6. US Election: It's a post-TrumpDay world

    He's obligated to help Clinton because after June, she'll be the only thing standing between Donald Trump and the White House.
  7. US Election: It's a post-TrumpDay world

    I rather doubt that. Sanders has his Senate job to consider, He's got it as long as he wants it, but there's no point being in the Senate if you can't achieve anything, and he won't achieve anything by antagonising the Democrats.
  8. Eligible Works for Hugo Worldcon 2016 - Deadline 31st March!

    If it's any consolation, your work is clearly the stand-out in that section. If people don't reflexively vote No Award, I really like your chances.
  9. The Vorkosigan Saga by Lois McMaster Bujold

    Aral tells him off in one of the earlier books for having sex with the servants.
  10. The Vorkosigan Saga by Lois McMaster Bujold

    Early!Ivan can actually be given a darker interpretation. How many of his earlier flings were him taking advantage of aristocrat/servant power disparity?
  11. The Vorkosigan Saga by Lois McMaster Bujold

    Cryoburn was a fascinating setting gone to waste, and Captain Vorpatril's Alliance was forgettable fluff that read more like tying up loose ends fan-fiction.
  12. Eligible Works for Hugo Worldcon 2016 - Deadline 31st March!

    Simple. The most obnoxious person in science-fiction (and believe me, he has some stiff competition) wanted to troll the awards. So he got his followers to nominate this as a big Fuck You. Enough of them voted for Space Raptor Butt Sex* to get it into the final. *It's self-published, of course. The author is probably over the moon at the unexpected publicity.
  13. Eligible Works for Hugo Worldcon 2016 - Deadline 31st March!

    A dramatic reading of Space Raptor Butt Sex: Yes, this is what has been nominated for a Hugo Award.
  14. Eligible Works for Hugo Worldcon 2016 - Deadline 31st March!

    I went and watched the series finale, and I'd actually disagree -not because I'm a fan of the straw communist episode, but ratherbecausethe series finale felt too damn disjointed, what with moving back and forth between alternate realities every thirty seconds. I think it'd have worked better if they'd picked one dystopicalternative reality, and developed that in more detail (with perhaps a brief glimpse at a second alternative reality, in the form of the post-apocalyptic desert).
  15. US Election: To NY and Beyond

    Yep. The closer Trump gets to 1237, the more a contested convention would look like theft. Cruz could get away with it if Trump is a fair way short, but if it's a handful? Nah, the delegates will swallow their pride and vote for Trump.