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chyron8472

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#1242436
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If you need to B*tch about something... this is the place
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Warbler said:

Warbler said:

oojason said:

I’ll leave the conversation there - as it wasn’t about you (or anything to do with this site)

In that case, I apologize. Next you may want to it more clear what it is you are talking about.

To be clear, I meant “Next time you may want to it more clear what it is you are talking about.”

or you could try not taking offense or assuming offense was intended.

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#1241890
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Science Fiction or Space Fantasy - what is Star Wars
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RogueLeader said:

I’m not saying either side is right or wrong, but I do get yotsuya’s perspective.

If you worked at a bookstore, for example, and you had to choose whether to put Star Wars books in the fantasy section or the science fiction section, which section would you put them in?

But Star Wars books treat the science of the SW universe differently than the movies do. The TFA novel actually explains how Starkiller Base’s primary weapon works and how it can destroy planets while on the other side of the galaxy. The movies don’t do that. In the movies, the science takes a backseat and is almost never explained.

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#1241888
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Science Fiction or Space Fantasy - what is Star Wars
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DrDre said:

DominicCobb said:
Absolutely baffles me. Technology is of exactly zero importance in Star Wars. It’s there, that’s it. The films are not about that at all. They are modern myths, and very clearly so. You cannot with a straight face tell me that Star Wars is more similar to Shelly and Verne than to Tolkein and Arthurian legends.

I disagree with this statement. The original Star Wars trilogy was very much about technology.

No. Just because it includes technology, that doesn’t make the story about technology.

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#1240580
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If you need to B*tch about something... this is the place
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Handman said:

Never understood drinking. Had one drink on my 21st birthday, terrible. Never considered it before or since, it seemed obligatory.

I don’t understand people who get drunk on cheap beer. I don’t drink to get drunk, nor do I drink very often at all. But when I do, I drink something that tastes good. I much prefer Shiner Bock over Keystone as beers go; and if I were to drink with the intent to get lit, you can bet I’d drink screwdrivers or margaritas or fireball cinnamon whisky instead of downing a case of Natural Light. Yuck.

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#1240372
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The Place to Go for Emotional Support
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Handman said:

chyron8472 said:

Don’t come on too strong. Seriously. Yes, talk to her, but don’t let your emotions or hormones or whatever run away with you.

How do you recommend I approach this situation?

I suggest being gentle about it, and letting her have the chance to respond. Like, if you’ve ever seen the movie Hitch, you come 90% of the way and let her come the last 10%. Give her the chance to show you some of her cards before you show all of yours. Dumping all of your feelings in her lap all at once has the potential to be overwhelming and maybe creepy.

You can lead the conversation, but let her follow. And… and I’m really serious about this, don’t take the relationship too fast even if your hormones want you to, because leaving mystery for later makes it better and more memorable. Going fast can be exhilarating on its own, but that feeling can disappear like a flash in a pan. You want a slow burn, not an explosion.

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#1240181
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What are you reading?
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chyron8472 said:

Currently going through:

The Land: Predators, Chaos Seeds book 7, by Aleron Kong

The Land series is on book 7, and I find that I don’t really care how long it takes to finish. I’m just enjoying the adventure. I do wonder how the series might end, but Aleron Kong can take 7 more books to carry on with the adventures of Richter and the Mist Village, and I’d be okay with it.

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#1239361
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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I’m of two minds about that. On the one hand, I think it’s similarly arrogant to blanketedly attack any and all dogmatic principles as ludicrous and worthy of scorn. One might say that to hold that no principles are incontrovertibly true is, itself, a principle one can hold to be incontrovertibly true, and is therefore hypocritical.

On the other hand, specific dogmatic principles are indeed harmful to the self, the culture, and to society. Also, being a devout Christian myself, I’m well aware of the dogma that Jesus personally railed against and turned on its head because they completely missed the point.

I suppose it comes down to an issue of who is challenging certain dogma, their motivation for doing so, and their approach at doing it.