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Messages - Funt Solo

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Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 14 December, 2018, 09:57:51 pm »
Alarums!  Alarums!  A woman is being allowed to talk!  Her mouth is twisted and wrong!

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Off Topic / Re: I'm Sorry, I Haven't a Prog
« on: 13 December, 2018, 07:21:32 pm »
The Quark Knight Rises
Winter's Bones: He's Dead, Jim!
10 The Things I Hate About You
50 First Daleks
Bender's Game
A River Song Runs Through It
Gorn With The Wind

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Off Topic / Re: I'm Sorry, I Haven't a Prog
« on: 13 December, 2018, 01:40:35 am »
The Han That Rocks the Cradle

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Creative Common / Re: What Are The The Prices For Lettering?
« on: 12 December, 2018, 07:21:25 pm »
autoligatures (where typing, say, 'EE' swaps the letters out for two non-identical 'E's)

That's fascinating: is that so it looks more naturalistic, and less mechanical?

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Off Topic / Re: I'm Sorry, I Haven't a Prog
« on: 12 December, 2018, 07:07:37 pm »
Where Eagle (Transporters) Dare
The Golden Voyager of Sinbad
Worf of the Worlds
Luke Who's Talking
Nerf Herder John Wick

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Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 12 December, 2018, 06:56:38 pm »
...One person saying "no" today makes no difference...

I agree with your premise that we can evolve into a fairer way of structuring our society.  It seems we also agree that evolution takes time: and knowing that we can evolve doesn't necessarily help an individual navigate any particular situation they may find themselves in today.

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Off Topic / Re: I'm Sorry, I Haven't a Prog
« on: 12 December, 2018, 06:44:17 pm »
Lord of the Things (From Another Planet)

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Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 12 December, 2018, 06:01:11 pm »
..."no" is a perfectly valid and moral response to a repugnant directive from "above."

My point, which I keep repeating and you keep skirting, is that "no" may be, as you say, "a perfectly valid and moral response", but it doesn't stop you getting, say, put into a gas chamber.  Or shelled to death.  Or unfairly imprisoned.  Etc.

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Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 12 December, 2018, 05:26:43 pm »
I see where you're coming from Funtington, and I sympathise, but I also suspect similar arguments were made about introducing universal suffrage, ending slavery and abolishing the death penalty: all were critical suposedly inescapable means of managing society and economy. Human behaviour isn't fixed, we can and will change. Not fast enough to usher in Sharkyworld next week or next year, but no reason to believe such a major shift isn't possible.

I entirely agree that change is possible.  But our friend the Shark tends to state that the power of government is illusory right now, rather than in a potential future society.

There is another point, which is that governance is not necessarily a bad thing.  Isn't it just another word for an organizational hierarchy?  Susan the Accountant (with her Calculator +1, +5 vs. Tax Calculations) should be in charge of the accounts, rather than, say, Harold the Oaf (with his Cursed Pitchfork -1, +3 vs. Chickens).

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Off Topic / Re: I'm Sorry, I Haven't a Prog
« on: 12 December, 2018, 03:48:12 pm »
Unborgiven.

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Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 12 December, 2018, 03:44:56 pm »
...the only revolution worth having is a revolution of the mind.

Okay, but your central arguments don't make any sense to me and the world I live in.  You often state that power is illusory, despite all evidence to the contrary.  Perhaps you mean theoretically illusory, but that's not the same as actuality.  I mean: realpolitik.  Or: we have to play the cards we're dealt.

If someone punches me in the face, it's no good me saying that their power is illusory - that won't help stop my nose bleed, will it?  Your revolution of the mind is terribly inhuman, in that it relies on us (the species) evolving beyond where we are right now.  It's unreal.  It's illusory.  Your arguments are illusory, because they rely on a humanity that only exists in your imagination.

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General / Re: 2000 AD Message Board Cover of the Year Vote 2018
« on: 12 December, 2018, 05:49:55 am »
1. Prog 2074 by Emily Zeinner
A powerful analogous color scheme; dreamlike with strong symmetry threatened by the slanting, sickly light.  Anderson here looks powerful but wary. 


2. Prog 2097 by Neil Googe & Gary Caldwell
Great dynamic composition: it really tells a story.


3. Prog 2096 by Neil Roberts
This reminds me of Starblazer and it's got a giant robot, a demonic horse, an astounding haircut and a collection of amazing coiture.  It makes me hugely curious about the story inside.

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General / Re: Space Spinner 2000AD
« on: 11 December, 2018, 10:13:02 pm »
I'm British but teach math (not maths) to Americans, and it confuses the fuck out of them when I refer to 0.5 as "nought point five" because they think I'm saying "not point five".  I should say "zero point five".

Some things I've learned to change (like pronouncing tulip as two-lip, rather than chew-lip), but nought is too far ingrained to shift.

And then there's Arkansas.  And Boise.  And Butte.  And bangs.  And lifts.  And pants.  And rubbers.

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Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 11 December, 2018, 08:59:59 pm »
You mean like in the French Revolution?  I will admit that certainly got rid of centralized power and resulted in everlasting peace...

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Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 11 December, 2018, 07:59:42 pm »
Peasant: "Ha!  You cannot rule me!  Your power is illusory!"
King: "Man-at-arms, kill this peasant."
[Man-at-arms kills peasant.]

EXEUNT

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