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Forum: Worldly Talk Today, 3:45pm
Replies: 29
Views: 708
Posted By MonkWren
Well, I don't know what my definition of "social...

Well, I don't know what my definition of "social justice" is, but I do know that rape threats, death threats, and the other vitriol and invective commonly hurled at game developers and journalists is...
Forum: General Discussion Today, 4:20am
Replies: 14
Views: 245
Posted By MonkWren
I'm just going to re-emphasize Death Troopers...

I'm just going to re-emphasize Death Troopers here, 1) because it really is that good, and 2) because it's decidedly non-Star Wars in terms of it's approach. Most Star Wars novels are like the...
Forum: Worldly Talk Today, 4:15am
Replies: 112
Views: 1,895
Posted By MonkWren
Actually, discussion of the effects of an...

Actually, discussion of the effects of an individual vote have a pretty significant impact on the impending Scotland vote, so as the moderator, I feel this has pretty substantial relevance on the...
Forum: Worldly Talk Today, 4:09am
Replies: 29
Views: 708
Posted By MonkWren
You'll have to explain what Gamergate was/is in...

You'll have to explain what Gamergate was/is in order for me to answer accurately.
Forum: General Discussion Sep 14 '14, 6:42pm
Replies: 13
Views: 329
Posted By MonkWren
To put it another way, buying Destiny for 360 now...

To put it another way, buying Destiny for 360 now isn't me buying Destiny - it's me putting a down payment on an XBONE. :p
Forum: Worldly Talk Sep 13 '14, 5:03am
Replies: 112
Views: 1,895
Posted By MonkWren
So what happens when no-one votes?

So what happens when no-one votes?
Forum: General Discussion Sep 13 '14, 5:01am
Replies: 13
Views: 329
Posted By MonkWren
I just saw that. However, if I'm gonna get an...

I just saw that. However, if I'm gonna get an XBONE before January, I'll just wait until then to get Destiny.
Forum: General Discussion Sep 12 '14, 4:00am
Replies: 13
Views: 329
Posted By MonkWren
I'm waiting until I can afford an XBONE, mainly...

I'm waiting until I can afford an XBONE, mainly because I know that buying a 360 version right now is going to be a waste of money in the long run, and I much prefer Halo on a console, and since this...
Forum: General Discussion Sep 11 '14, 4:57pm
Replies: 14
Views: 245
Posted By MonkWren
Death Troopers...

Death Troopers (http://www.amazon.com/Death-Troopers-Star-Wars-Legends/dp/0345520815) by Joe Schreiber is a fantastic non-Jedi story about a pair of brothers trying to survive an Imperial prison...
Forum: Worldly Talk Sep 9 '14, 7:24pm
Replies: 112
Views: 1,895
Posted By MonkWren
I agree with this. I mean, you need full approval...

I agree with this. I mean, you need full approval from both Houses of Congress, AND 2/3s of the states via referendum just to make an addition to the US Constitution. You would think the bar for...
Forum: Worldly Talk Sep 7 '14, 11:10pm
Replies: 84
Views: 2,170
Posted By MonkWren
Well, that, and you rarely get to be that good at...

Well, that, and you rarely get to be that good at anything at that age without a lot of self-control and listening to feedback, which tends to reflect in other areas, too.
Forum: General Discussion Sep 7 '14, 6:02pm
Replies: 42
Views: 1,320
Posted By MonkWren
That and the Thieves Guild were both fantastic. I...

That and the Thieves Guild were both fantastic. I wish the main quest had been as interesting. :p
Forum: General Discussion Sep 6 '14, 4:09pm
Replies: 42
Views: 1,320
Posted By MonkWren
Personally, it's less about minimizing side...

Personally, it's less about minimizing side quests and more about putting more effort into the story and side-characters. I mean, I love the Elder Scrolls games, but only Morrowind has any kind of...
Forum: General Discussion Sep 6 '14, 2:45am
Replies: 42
Views: 1,320
Posted By MonkWren
How often do you hear a roleplayer say that? :p

How often do you hear a roleplayer say that? :p
Forum: General Discussion Sep 5 '14, 7:35pm
Replies: 42
Views: 1,320
Posted By MonkWren
Yeah, I played TOR long enough to get off the...

Yeah, I played TOR long enough to get off the opening planet as a Jedi, and decided that I'd had enough boredom. Games need to grab you right away if they are intended as an entertainment experience...
Forum: Worldly Talk Sep 5 '14, 4:30am
Replies: 84
Views: 2,170
Posted By MonkWren
I'll be honest, I've seen some scary 7-year-olds,...

I'll be honest, I've seen some scary 7-year-olds, but that's because they were throwing furniture at me, not because they had black belts. :p

That said, I've also seen utterly terrifying...
Forum: Worldly Talk Sep 3 '14, 5:32am
Replies: 84
Views: 2,170
Posted By MonkWren
Well, until folks can learn to do so without...

Well, until folks can learn to do so without insulting each other, find a way around.
Forum: General Discussion Sep 3 '14, 3:11am
Replies: 13
Views: 335
Posted By MonkWren
So my impressions from watching the odd video of...

So my impressions from watching the odd video of WoT here and there is correct: It's Dota at a slower pace. :D
Forum: Worldly Talk Sep 3 '14, 3:06am
Replies: 84
Views: 2,170
Posted By MonkWren
I agree. As long as we avoid discussions of the...

I agree. As long as we avoid discussions of the 2nd Amendment (ie: whether or not guns should be legal, and to what degree), and can stay civil, I'm willing to leave this thread open. Let's back off...
Forum: Worldly Talk Sep 2 '14, 4:48pm
Replies: 84
Views: 2,170
Posted By MonkWren
Let's back down from the "this gun is good, that...

Let's back down from the "this gun is good, that gun is bad" debate here. No need for this thread to devolve into a flame-war. I think we can all agree that it was inappropriate for the child in...
Forum: Worldly Talk Sep 1 '14, 4:37pm
Replies: 84
Views: 2,170
Posted By MonkWren
I would love to see your work on the subject! I...

I would love to see your work on the subject! I haven't really seen anything in years, so I'm willing to bet most of the research is old and flawed, despite me liking the findings. :D
Forum: Worldly Talk Aug 31 '14, 4:15pm
Replies: 84
Views: 2,170
Posted By MonkWren
That's one of the beauties of martial arts - by...

That's one of the beauties of martial arts - by the time they've studied enough to actually hurt someone, the lessons about self-discipline and respect and whatnot have already sunk in. :D

Nothing...
Forum: Worldly Talk Aug 29 '14, 4:59pm
Replies: 62
Views: 1,110
Posted By MonkWren
Mildly relevant, very entertaining:...

Mildly relevant, very entertaining: http://www.dorktower.com/2014/08/26/asking-for-it/
Forum: Worldly Talk Aug 29 '14, 2:59pm
Replies: 62
Views: 1,110
Posted By MonkWren
This kind of minimizing that you're doing is...

This kind of minimizing that you're doing is exactly the kind of behavior encouraged by the sexist tropes that Sarkeesian points out. "It must be a hoax", "she's doing this for attention", "she's...
Forum: Worldly Talk Aug 29 '14, 1:42am
Replies: 84
Views: 2,170
Posted By MonkWren
Sounds more like slaughtering than hunting. Also:...

Sounds more like slaughtering than hunting. Also: again, just because you *can* use a tool for a purpose for which it was not designed doesn't mean you *should*. Using a meat cleaver on your carrots...
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