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Not your posts.

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And a fair number of atheists who do nothing but publically masturbate on social networking sites.  Or, as they call it, "engage in outreach".

As you can see, by acting like smug, arrogant pricks, they are doing an excellent job of selling atheism to the masses.  Especially when they mix it in with politics (whether of the progressive liberal, flaming neocon or smug libertarian kind).

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Yeah, they did drag that backstory out for a bit.  Like, a quarter of the film.  Somewhat unnecessary, to put it mildly.  And more Godzilla screentime would've been better.

I did like the start of movie credits though.  That was a nice touch.

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So, I saw the new Godzilla film the other day.

I'll say this much: unlike the trainwreck that was Godzilla in 1998, this was an actual Godzilla film.  Which doesn't mean it is necessarily any good, of course.  IMO the best performance in the whole film was by Bryan Cranston, who then went off and died (lol spoilers), and the special effects were nothing to write home about.

But it was, nevertheless, an actual Godzilla film.  So there is that, at least.

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Not me.  I'm just waiting for an email which says "sign away half of your savings", and then I'm back in the grind.

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Literate Chaotic / Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« on: Yesterday at 04:41:58 pm »
I just went on a small fantasy binge on the Kindle.

Got Brandon Sanderson's Stormlight Archives 2...even though I can barely remember the first book.  That's OK though - Sanderson's a top notch writer, IMO truly underappreciated even after rescuing the trainwreck of a series The Wheel of Time had become.  I'll remember it in time, and if I don't...well, it just means reading more Sanderson.  Which is hardly a terrible thing, as he is such an easy writer to read.

Also picked up Daniel Polansky's Lowtown novel sequels.  The original Lowtown was my kind of story - the fantasy setting was window-dressing for something much closer to noir or a hardboiled detective novel.  If you like Joe Abercrombie, you'll probably like Polansky.

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I predict that within 5 years, there will be Neuroplasticity Actualization consultants* making a fortune by scamming Fortune 500 companies by teaching them, essentially, that they can learn stuff and change their behaviour.

Because there's nothing the corporate world loves more than a buzzword, especially if it gives a thin veneer of legitimacy to the practice of making ridiculous amounts of money for no particular reason.



*and if there isn't, then I will become one

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Literate Chaotic / Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« on: Yesterday at 03:31:58 pm »
American Gods is very worthwhile.  I don't actually think I've met anyone who has read it and was disappointed, and felt like their time was wasted.

Certainly not on PD, anyway.  I know I got the recommendation to read it from here.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Random News Stories
« on: Yesterday at 02:40:10 pm »
Probably not, since it was in Paris.  Getting people over there and setting it up would cost ISIS more than they would get.  Plus, they'd likely behead a Saudi Prince, given the chance.

I suspect the French police suspicious are correct, unless they're covering for the Saudis.  Eastern European, former military commandos, working to hire for an organised crime faction - likely a Mafia syndicate based in southern France or Italy.  Some Saudi Princes have been known to be closely associated with organised crime figures - but those figures were American, and they were very well known Saudis besides.

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Jesus stole their sense of humour

OR

finding out Santa is not real caused their hearts to harden

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RPG Ghetto / Re: Project Eternity
« on: Yesterday at 10:43:30 am »
Well, there was a lot of concern on the forums about spoilers and the like.  I actually thought they might put us on a few levels of the Endless Paths mega-dungeon thing.  No stronghold available either, but you can work your way up to level 8, craft and explore pretty freely.

In terms of gameplay, it certainly feels and plays like an Infinity Engine game.  Tab to highlight, point and click etc

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Random News Stories
« on: Yesterday at 10:17:50 am »
Wasnt he Korean?

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RPG Ghetto / Re: Project Eternity
« on: Yesterday at 09:48:43 am »
Well, they've stripped the entire main plot out of the beta, so no spoilers will occur.

Bards are OP, by the way.  Probably for the first and last time in an RPG ever.  Chanters are gonna get nerfed at some point, but they couldn't do it for the beta.

Dialogue has been average thus far, but I've only been wandering around the village.  Been invited to hunt for a murderer I've never heard of, which sounds suspiciously like a setup, but not found them yet, and to kill an ogre. 

Character specialisation is quite in-depth.  You not only get to pick a race, but also a cultural background and social role (aristocrat, scholar, mercenary, slave etc).  Cultural backgrounds give small stat bonuses, I assume social role may have dialogue impacts.

No combat yet, but I've got other things to be getting on with, so I've put it aside for the moment.

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All true...but most Satanists are also boring Atheists, who call themselves Satanists because they are 2edgy4u and have raised patronising disdain for all other people and self-centered narcissism to an art form.  They also tend to think their sophomoric readings of Nietzsche make them the Overman.

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RPG Ghetto / Re: Project Eternity
« on: Yesterday at 05:50:07 am »
Beta backer was released on Steam today.  Just downloading it now.

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