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#1 Posted by KillNGer (31 posts) -

For my part, I've always taken a laissez-faire approach to the internet; its always been a gloriously wild place, the best/worst/best invention of modern civilization. And while this is another link in a long, sad chain of discrimination and abuse of an individual or group you don't agree with for whatever reason, it was always easy to overlook it, or just shrug my shoulders. Aloofness comes so very easy to me. But as video games are a passion of mine, and I've frequented this site on a daily basis for about two years now, I can't help but be faced with a much larger scope and depth of this particular issue and quite frankly, its hard to wrap my head around.

I can't understand the mindset of people who would spew such hateful and disturbing stuff to people they don't even know, nor have harmed or offended them in any meaningful way. Is it a dehumanizing element that comes with anonymity? A perceived open forum to exercise any anger, fear or anxiety in life? Maybe its just the age group of the people most likely to engage in this sort of behavior: I said and did a lot of really regrettable things when I was a teenager, mostly to people's faces(not that that's any better) The Ironic thing is that its easy to dehumanize these people in turn, to see them as some sort of disease, or social cancer.

Anyway, that's enough of my ramblings and navel-gazing. This whole debacle is 100% wack, and I feel for everyone affected, and hope they find their way clear of this mess as healthy and whole as possible.

#2 Posted by KillNGer (31 posts) -

Enemy - Jake Gyellenhal finds out he has a twin, or he doesn't? Spiders and sepia tone all over the place. I don't even know what to say about this movie, the ending is...

Anyway, I give it a ???/5 because I just don't know. It's on Amazon prime, go see it! Then tell me what it was about.

#3 Posted by KillNGer (31 posts) -

I'm about to put a bow on Ancillary Justice. It's a really interesting sci-fi concept, though the characters and world could stand to be fleshed out a bit more. After that, its back to the First Law spinoffs. First Law is a great low fantasy series that reads like a more cynical George R.R. Martin, if you can believe it. Infinite Jest looms ever on the horizon, as soon as I can fasten my courage to the post...

#4 Edited by KillNGer (31 posts) -

Sorry for your loss, Jeff. Thoughts are with you and yours

#5 Posted by KillNGer (31 posts) -

Dolomite Shadow, drop me a line. Leveling a Titan on Venus right now, would love to do some co-op.

#6 Posted by KillNGer (31 posts) -

"I don't know who's worse. You don't them fucking each other over a goddamn percentage!"

#7 Posted by KillNGer (31 posts) -

Random, you say?

#8 Edited by KillNGer (31 posts) -

Brandy Alexander: 1 oz. VSOP Brandy, 1 oz. Creme de Cocoa, 1 oz. creamer, shake well w/ ice and strain into a Martini glass, garnish with nutmeg and you've got a delicious, chocolaty drink that has some kick but isn't too boozy. Drink post meal for best results

Also, I'm making my first attempt at Mulled wine tonight, anyone have any good recipes?

#9 Edited by KillNGer (31 posts) -

Thor 2 - 3/5

Competent movie, but it did absolutely nothing for me

#10 Edited by KillNGer (31 posts) -

Feast picks up right around the end of book 3, with some of the early events happening concurrently with book 3. It fleshes out House Greyjoy and introduces House Martell proper, which may be why you recognize the house names and not the characters. Its also only dealing with roughly half of the characters, as its about the state of Westeros, post war. Book 5 covers the story of the characters in Essos and the North during the events of 4. There are a lot of new characters and locations, including some one shot POV's that can be jarring at first, until you realize that Martin is aiming for a closer look at how the consequences of the war have shaped the lands, not so much of the grand politics.

These two books get a lot of flak, deservedly so, because it takes two books to describe what basically amounts to falling action. There are a lot of great moments in both books (I thought 4 was better) but it does break up the flow of the story, especially after the near-perfect pacing of book 3.

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