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  1. Best typo ever Presumably the giant bats are in control, the permanent night of a planet-spanning city with no outside suiting them perfectly, and humanity is enslaved by dependence on their milk. I don't believe it's impossible for humanity to survive in an entirely artificial environment, but we really really should ensure we know how to do so successfully and long-term before destroying the natural world, rather than making it up as we go along. Or, y'know, we could try not destroying the environment at all. In theory.
  2. Yeah, that's a great show! I like the way the closing theme is replaced once it becomes clear that it isn't going to be a typical magical girl show.
  3. The software or the people?
  4. I think that's still the same hand. The movie didn't go into much detail, but I think it's a reasonable assumption that the collapsed society didn't produce much in the way of new pop culture between the 2010s and the advent of the Oasis, with people being too busy dying and suchlike. And while the VR environment might be very different from real life in the 80s, it's not the reality of the 80s that's important. The Oasis would presumably have been full of 80s-inspired stuff at launch, and it seems natural that the post-collapse kids would go wild for it in comparison to their semi-post-apocalyptic real world. A lot of them probably aren't interested in the ancient source material the way the ghunters are, just the VR versions they've grown up with.
  5. How many people obsessed about 1950s pop culture in the 80s, compared to how many obsess about the 80s now?
  6. Doctors should be paid for their work just like anyone else. The for-profit hospital is just as disgusting a concept as the for-profit pharmaceutical industry.
  7. Indeed. The cat is fine, but I had a long day of intense work when I'd planned to take the day off and see a movie. But now drunk and watching Bagpuss, so all is good.
  8. The people down the street have an asphalt-coloured cat that likes to lie down in the middle of the road. Presumably it's smart enough to move if it hears a car coming, but I still find it slightly worrying.
  9. Hello! Winter is coming here. Will need to get out the heaters soon.
  10. That doesn't necessarily mean the problem is the white working class being unwilling to vote Democrat for racist reasons. It's theoretically possible that non-white voters are unwilling to vote for racist Republicans, no matter how unhappy they might be with their economic situation, and doing more to help the working class irrespective of race would be advantageous for the Democrats.
  11. Do we need an Extra-Long-Form Dramatic category? Or perhaps just increase the runtime for Short-Form to something like three hours, if we don't want an extra category? These days most of the best TV comes in season-long arcs, not individual episodes, and it's pretty hard for any TV show to compete directly against big budget movies.
  12. Yeah, I found it very entertaining. Not great art by any means, but an enjoyable way to kill a couple of hours. I knew very little about Lara going in (haven't played any of the games or seen the previous film), so I suspect I appreciated the first act more than fans of the franchise.
  13. It's odd for me too, even though we do the same thing here in at least a couple of places! I'd guess they used to be much more separated, but merged together as the population grew? Though calling them cities when they were small enough to be separate also seems weird. I get the impression the show shares your opinion. Though it is a country where you can be two days away from the beach.
  14. Have you tried Book Depository? It's owned by Amazon, but somehow they offer both cheap books and free international shipping.
  15. Takes a while to get going, but I'm enjoying it now.