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  1. so Mormont, how long do you intend to erase all my posts? I understand the ones that got involved in bickering. But what was wrong with my quote of that article or my question about Romney and Gore?

    Why the censorship, man? Ban me outright if you don't want dissenting opinions.

  2. Hey, sorry about shutting you down like that. I got frustrated because I thought we were going in circles and I apologize for that. 

    Let's just say we both want all the countries in Europe to be free to declare for whoever they want and pursue policies free of foreign meddling and unwanted pressure, be it from East or West. 

    I appreciate your patience in discussing the matters with me with a level head and a willing ear! 


    1. OldGimletEye


      No problem.

      I think we are pretty much in agreement.

  3. Once upon a time, yeah. Nowadays, unlikely. And even if they do, what would D&D hope to get out of that endeavour except to read posts by people who wish plague on both their houses? And an especially virulent strain of ebola as well, if and when applicable.
  4. Indeed? What is generic Hollywood fantasy exactly?
  5. Nah. They are Quran with some Book of Mormon: An Account Written by the Hand of Mormon upon Plates Taken from the Plates of Nephi liberally sprinkled on top. I also heard there are some sutras in there, but I can't really vouch for that last piece of info.
  6. Come on, man, I'm talking to you in good faith. No reason for this. My entire previous post was about how STID and WoK didn't have common plot points and story elements. Someone who's read the books but hasn't seen the show will be able to guess almost all the major beats and plot points of Season 4. Okay, no Tysha, Craster's, Yara, etc., but still. Someone who's watched WOK won't have a clue about any single thing happening in STID. Let's stop here. I have no further interest in this topic.
  7. No, I don't see the similarities.. WoK and STID have absolutely nothing in common except little bits here and there and of course the name of the antagonist. The plot is completely different, and I really mean competely. Name me one plot point that is covered in both movies except the silly "sacrifice" at the end. Characters are in utterly different stages of their lives and/or mental places where their motives and characterisations are concerned. Wrath of Khan is a movie about age finally catching up to Kirk and company; they aren't the dashing heroes of yesteryear anymore, able to find a way out of any bad situation. His best friend, not some redshirt loser, has to die to save the ship. Kobayashi Maru no-win scenarios indeed do happen in real life and Kirk simply wasn't ready for them. This was an occasion where he couldn't cheat death. His roguish womanising is also shown as having real consequences - he got a son he doesn't know what to do with. Wrath of Khan is a total opposite of Into Darkness on nearly every front. The former is a movie about aging and coming to terms with your life and your limitations. The latter... I don't know what it stands for. It desperately wants to say something, true, and it wants to be relevant and topical, but it pays only lip service to these notions, all the while wrapped up in Abrams' glossy, lens-flarey package.
  8. I can't agree with that assessment. For all the deviations, GoT still hits all the major, and many minor, beats of the books. Into Darkness and Wrath of Khan have absolutely nothing in common except the most superficial of homages: Khan himself (though he's nothing like Montalban's version) and... nothing else really. Maybe the inversion of sacrifices to save the Enterprise? A sequence so bad and completely undone 10 minutes later by Khan's magical blood.
  9. Is there a point to this verbosity of yours? I'd say it's severely misplaced and, dare I say, wasted.
  10. Into Darkness was inspired in part by Wrath of Khan, but it was a very weak movie. It is essentially one giant chain of loosely linked setpieces that are supposed to look "cool" with half-baked allegories and shallow moralising sprinkled all over it (drones! extrajudicial killings! security vs freedom!) because Trek has to be topical, I guess. I truly thought it was an audio-visual nightmare of the highest order. As for GoT, of course it's an adaptation, and a pretty faithful one at that.
  11. Somehow I knew you'd say that. :fencing:
  12. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=moX3z2RJAV8
  13. Why do you hate goats so much? What have they ever done to you? ^_^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6tKZ-cg4RI
  14. Pffft. You clearly see five lights where there are only four. :idea:
  15. Let me get this straight. The stupidest part of the whole thing is the placement of the privy in relation to the bedroom? Did I understand you correctly? I asked this already, but maybe you could answer me: do you think the Enterprise could beat a Star Destroyer in a fair fight?
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