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Messages - TordelBack

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Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 30 December, 2018, 12:13:11 am »
  Every time I watch the news, they're interviewing working class bigots who "don't want none of 'em scroungers round 'ere", not posh twits on horses.

Have you noticed the type of people that are cheerleading these attitudes from the political arena? Do Rees-Mogg and Johnson strike you as working-class? Do dishonest/disingenuous politicians and their copiously funded media campaigns have no influence?

Yes, it was an extreme position to equate fox-hunting with the Deadliest Game, and as noted it was a rhetorical device intended to compare the pageantry and enthusiastic cruelty of the hunt to the way refugees and immigrants are characterised as vermin, and much joy and satisfaction is taken in their 'control'. Both attitudes display the same pragmatic justifications that in my opinion actually mask a disturbing lack of simple empathy and an inherent pleasure in applying personal and institutional superiority to cause pain in the vulnerable. I suspect - and criminal psychology supports my view - that these attitudes and practices are common in the same people.

I apologise for not being relentlessly literal.

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Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 29 December, 2018, 04:35:56 pm »
In short I hate the practice with every fibre of my being, ...


I know what you mean.  I get the same feeling when I see people using comic sans.

Exactly like that, legibility and good taste being torn apart by the hounds of ignorance.

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Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 29 December, 2018, 07:44:23 am »
Hyperbole? On the Political Thread?  Surely some mistake?

It's probably quite damning enough to say that foxhunters enjoy terrifying and torturing small animals while parading around looking like the cavalry regiment of the KKK, but I like to draw that extra line that casts aspersions on what else that type of institution might secretly be into, a conclusion that is given some small weight by the strong correlation between psychopathic murderers and animal cruelty. Using overwhelming force to kill,  taking pleasure in the pain of the weak.  I flick my gaze in the direction of the Trump boys. Certain activities and the attitudes they display make me deeply suspicious about what else goes on in the minds of the participants.

In short I hate the practice with every fibre of my being, and I want you to too, working through the deployment of a rhetorical device.

Don't get me started on fly-tippers and people who break young trees.

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Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 29 December, 2018, 12:42:04 am »
Cruelty to animals is one of the top predictors for sociopaths and their subset psychopaths, so I can confidently speculate what an institution dedicated to the practice would like get up to if it had half a chance. Already devoid of empathy and mired in the belief that their own traditions have inherently superior value, all it takes is that next step in dehumanisation that you can see in almost every piece about refugees and asylum seekers. What is this obsession with borders if not an enlarged fear of foxes in the henhouse?

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Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 28 December, 2018, 11:40:32 pm »
And why not?

Late contender for Post of the Year?

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Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 28 December, 2018, 11:34:16 pm »
My main thought on the fox-hunting is that those selfsame people only do it because it's (more) illegal to hunt immigrants. For now.

Imagine their thrill "controlling vermin" of the sand-n****r variety in the traditional manner!  How much better thst Tarquin and Persephone be blooded with the remains of a vanquished enemy of the English way of life. And after all, if they come to your country, they should respect your traditions, and it's a humane way to deal with their reckless breeding in an environment where their natural enemies of drone strikes and cluster bombs are no longer a threat. For now.

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Announcements / Re: Block War card game
« on: 28 December, 2018, 09:47:49 pm »
Hah, two days puzzling out the rules and playing with against myself, and then casually trounced by my 12 year old in our first two proper games. Sigh.

Still, now I have the hang of it it's fun, plays very fast and is surprisingly evocative of the setting. Rikki-Rikki-Rikki! Hope the mentioned-expansions are already in train.

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Announcements / Re: Block War card game
« on: 28 December, 2018, 07:03:15 pm »
Ah-hah, just found the FAQ - confirms units are destroyed when gate is, so I presume that means they don't have to be defeated first. Powerful card, but nothing on the Stub Gun!  :o

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Announcements / Re: Block War card game
« on: 28 December, 2018, 06:51:15 pm »
Enjoying playing a few learning games, but I'm not convinced the printed rules are very clear. YouTube tutorials are more helpful, but a Card Glossary covering special cases would be useful.

It took me ages to realise that units could only attack through an open gate, and I'm still not sure where in the rules it says this!

So here's my first question to the hive mind:

The Bike Cannon's card text says: "The Lawmaster fires its' [sic] Bike Cannon destroying any closed gate it is fscing".

But does it have to defeat any defenders in the conventional way before it gets its shot? The "any closed gate" would suggest not. And if not, what happens to any units defending the gate? Can the defender just use an AP to move them to an intact gate on his turn?

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Film & TV / Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« on: 27 December, 2018, 04:58:58 pm »
Network recently (OK about 18 months ago, thats how long my too watch pile is) had a sale on, and I nabbed both boxsets covering all three seasons of Robin of Sherwood and so far, it's a bloody good romp. Props have to be given to try and expand the mythos into mystical territories and the relatively high production values must have made it quiet the treat at the time. Good stuff so far as I close out Season 1.

As promised, Santy brought my better half RoS Seasons 1&2 on Blu-Ray. Damn, it's a beautiful upgrade to an already-lovely looking series. Proper treatment for a classic.

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 26 December, 2018, 03:43:05 pm »
Indeed! Among its many strengths is the degree to which it fully embraces the corny: for example, Cap's entrance, complete with swelling theme music and convenient shadows to emerge from, should play as predictable and overblown: instead it's exhilarating.

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Off Topic / Re: Take it easy all.
« on: 25 December, 2018, 09:32:33 pm »
First Crimbo without Father in Law.  Been really fortunate on the In Law front. 

That's a rough one Tjm, glad you all made it through.

Should probably clarify that my own wife's family are lovely,  objectively nicer than my own in fact - but there are some very difficult outlying rellies-by-marriage on both sides that make get-togethers exercises in aggressive tongue-biting. I did have the very great pleasure of sharing my youngest niece's first Christmas, and the too-rare treat of playing with my Ozzer niece and nephew - as well as my own brood. So it's all been well worth some elevated blood pressure.

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Off Topic / Re: Take it easy all.
« on: 25 December, 2018, 05:19:45 pm »
On my 4th set of in-laws today, and I haven't murdered any 9f them. I expect to receive a medal before the day is out.

Polyamory: The Downside.

Hah! Given most of the women involved, and my own uncommon charms,  there'd be precious little upside for anyone!

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Off Topic / Re: Take it easy all.
« on: 25 December, 2018, 02:19:35 pm »
On my 4th set of in-laws today, and I haven't murdered any 9f them. I expect to receive a medal before the day is out.

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 24 December, 2018, 09:50:31 pm »
Spider-Verse. Hot damn! If you've ever enjoyed a superhero comic, you'll love this. As Spider-Man is my favourire superhero of all, i was blown away. Powerful in every way, from its tear-jerking Stan Lee spot to its genius end credits. Killing Peter Parker - for real - in the first 15 mins took some serious cojones, and it just got better from there. Unreservedly recommended.

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