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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: How come...
« on: Yesterday at 04:29:41 pm »
To be honest, the whole "post-apocalyptic" thing is pretty much a libertarian masturbatory fantasy anyway.  Government completely collapses tomorrow, a fresh slate upon which the new order can be built.  An interim where men are men, women are women and we all live in bunkers with our automatic weaponry, relying on our wits, selfishness and huge gold reserves to survive.

Because that's totally likely to happen.  It's not like governments around the world have continuity plans which stretch right down to the individual town level, and that should something happen to cause central government to lose control, that local government, law enforcement, local military deployments and similar will step into the breach.  And those plans are pretty damn detailed, and have quite extensive chains of command.

Eh, I could see the whole post-apocalyptic scenario happening in a very localized sense. I mean, small towns fall apart all the time even with a functioning federal infrastructure, for simple economic reasons. And then you have places like Detroit and Camden, New Jersey. But yeah, even then guns and bunkers would be incredibly unhelpful, and any inhabitants would likely die off at an alarming rate. About the closest I think we could get to the libertarian fantasy is a quasi-feudal state ruled by warlords and fundamentalists in the vein of Somalia. And unless they're willing to go out, organize(not likely) and raid farmers for their crops, these gun fetishists are ending up at the bottom of the shitheap. That's not even getting into the practical issue of whether there'd be enough unprotected farmland to survive on with banditry for a year, or how long it'd take law enforcement and military to start cleaning them up with overwhelming superiority in firepower, discipline, morale, numbers, and supplies.

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Spagbook
« on: Yesterday at 05:04:52 am »


It appears we have an infestation of kittens. Damn things are everywhere.

OH MY GOD

SO CUTE!

Yeah, and he's not my kitty.  :cry:

A friend of mine's taking care of a litter of kittens from a shelter, and that's one of them. Soon she'll be giving them all away. The one on my arm in that pic already has a home.

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Spagbook
« on: Yesterday at 04:57:51 am »


It appears we have an infestation of kittens. Damn things are everywhere.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Shootings in Canada
« on: October 24, 2014, 08:02:44 pm »
Well, I guess we're not as much better than America as I'd thought. Not even a week after the fact and my grandfather(normally noted for his moderate political views) is calling for a dictatorship. In the States, it took 3,000 deaths and two months for people to brush uncomfortably close to that conclusion, but I guess for some Canadians a single death and a couple of days are good enough.

Humans are stupid.  It doesn't matter where they're from.

Humans are also geniuses.  It doesn't matter where they're from.

Yeah. I guess Canada has a stronger exceptionalist streak than America ever did, and I bought into it as hard as anyone else. I know better now.

It's easy to feel superior living next to the United States.

At least until you start reading the Canadian history they didn't bother teaching anyone in high school.

They covered residential schools. Can you give me some other examples? I think I should look into this.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Shootings in Canada
« on: October 24, 2014, 05:47:07 pm »
Well, I guess we're not as much better than America as I'd thought. Not even a week after the fact and my grandfather(normally noted for his moderate political views) is calling for a dictatorship. In the States, it took 3,000 deaths and two months for people to brush uncomfortably close to that conclusion, but I guess for some Canadians a single death and a couple of days are good enough.

Humans are stupid.  It doesn't matter where they're from.

Humans are also geniuses.  It doesn't matter where they're from.

Yeah. I guess Canada has a stronger exceptionalist streak than America ever did, and I bought into it as hard as anyone else. I know better now.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Shootings in Canada
« on: October 24, 2014, 05:32:45 pm »
Well, I guess we're not as much better than America as I'd thought. Not even a week after the fact and my grandfather(normally noted for his moderate political views) is calling for a dictatorship. In the States, it took 3,000 deaths and two months for people to brush uncomfortably close to that conclusion, but I guess for some Canadians a single death and a couple of days are good enough.

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RPG Ghetto / Re: Women Fighters In Reasonable Armor
« on: October 14, 2014, 05:12:41 am »
I dunno, that ebony boobplate looks pretty impractical to me. Though at least it does cover the whole body.

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I am angry. ANGRY ABOUT ELVES.

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That game above, the one that is apparently set in England, that looks AMAZING awesome!

Yeah, Dishonored is pretty great. It's one of the few steampunk things I like, if only because it doesn't gloss over the bleakness that comes with an industrial revolution.

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Little Susie thinks the vomit-yellow and grave-mold-green particles floating amidst the deluge look almost magical in the dim light, against a backdrop of hissing downpour. She presses her little face to the window and stares intently at the mysterious motes dancing about, turning the rain to sloppy sludge as the specks infiltrated each drop. She stares until she perceives, in the lizard portion of her brain, a malevolent sentience in each tiny fleck. Until she can not turn away. Until she can no longer resist their piercing siren wail beyond the glass.

Little Susie flings open the window, letting in the rain. And the spores. Almost instantly she becomes coated in slime. And the spores waste no time getting to know their new food source. Seeping into her skin, the spores burrow. Deeper in, down into the meat and marrow of Little Susie. Burrow until they reached Little Susie's heart.

Now her pulse is in perfect sync with Tucson's. Now Little Susie is a part of something bigger. Older.

Little Susie smiles in the mirror. She smiles with her vomit-yellow lips until her grave-mold-green eyes spark with mirth.

Then she skips off to ask Mommy for permission to go play at a friend's house. Mommy will say yes.

Mommy will do anything Little Susie asks.

Or else.

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE EEEEEEEEEE!   :eek:

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Nothing good ever happens in this thread...

On the plus side, this depressing truth is making us smarter.

Apparently not. We're still posting in it.

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Dare I ask what a skeleton war is?

It is not A skeleton war, its THE skeleton war. :evilmad:

This statement clarifies nothing.

It's fucking metal, is what it is.

Is it NWOBHM, or is it like Death MEtal?

That depends on which side you're on.

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Dare I ask what a skeleton war is?

It is not A skeleton war, its THE skeleton war. :evilmad:

This statement clarifies nothing.

It's fucking metal, is what it is.

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Sorry, I had to record Cop Rock.

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I think mine's leaking. There's sort of a fetid pus oozing out around the edges.

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