falseprophet
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falseprophet
Nov 24
5

If they had just changed Jannah’s lines to Finn from “we rebelled against the First Order too!” to “we were inspired to rebel against the First Order because of your example”, that would have been something. 

Nov 24
4

It’s even worse than that. Monaghan hasn’t really been relevant in fandom in almost a decade. He got the job for being buddies with JJ. 

Nov 4
4

Between this trilogy and the Dragonlance Chronicles, the 80s were not kind to older dwarf mentors in D&D novels. 

Aug 28
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Krynn (or at least Absalom, I know nothing about Taladas) has some interesting elements, e.g. no human nation is a monarchy—they’re all oligarchies of a sort—and even though the dwarves and elves are technically monarchies, their rulers aren’t called King or Queen. But it’s not really a fun place to roleplay in. Read more

Aug 28
1

Me too, but I did try to read FR—my friend loaned me the Icewind Dale and Dark Elf trilogies but I bounced so hard off of them. (I’ve never liked drow—even as a preteen I saw them as a society of Villain Sues before I even had a term for that.)  Read more

Jul 12
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This period is way too early for German-led coups. The dates on the translation suggest it was written during the Crisis of the 3rd Century, when the title of Emperor kept jumping between mostly provincial generals and elites (a fair number of North Africans and Syrians among them), but before a strong line of Read more

Jun 3 2019
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Sometimes. Sometimes it’s a more general “no interference in internal politics” directive. Historically, it never applied to found colonies of Earth-descended humans no matter how primitive their technological understanding (“The Neutral Zone”, “Up the Long Ladder”), until that 2nd-season episode of Discovery (“New Read more

Jun 3 2019
11

Why can’t an octogenarian with dozens of accomplishments and accolades to his name, who saved the Federation on multiple occasions, not just be allowed to retire and run his late brother’s business in peace? Why must there be some goddamned mystery-box behind it?

Jun 3 2019
2

Larry Hama wrote the same plot in a GI Joe comic a decade before Clancy wrote that novel! 

Feb 12 2019
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The Abrams films also notably forgot the rank insignia—but on the women’s uniforms only.

Mar 27 2018
3

But science fiction has a better overall track record than fantasy. You can probably count the number of hugely successful epic or sword and sorcery adaptions on one hand, and most of the successful fantasy properties are of the urban/paranormal/fairy tale variety.

Mar 27 2018
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Personally, I’d prefer they try and adapt the work of promising up-and-comers than the hoary old touchstones modern readers don’t even care about anymore.

Jan 27 2018
1

Thank you. Almost every Starfleet captain in TOS besides Kirk was either amoral, insane, or both. I thought it was kind of brilliant to explore how the crew of a ship with that kind of skipper would handle it. (Also interesting—other than Lorca, none of the main cast are bridge officers. Another perspective Trek Read more

Jan 22 2018
4

You’re 100% right. Neither is the first story to have adolescents in a death-match run by an oppressive dystopian regime (Stephen King’s The Long Walk predates both of them by decades) and they’re completely different works besides. Read more

Sep 26 2017
1

A real mixed bag of titles there. A couple of really great episodes, and a few...not very great episodes.

Aug 16 2017
3

From the ground up, you can tell this whole book was designed not just to sit in the hobby store next to the TSR and Chaosium products where the gamer nerds were likely to pass it by, but in your local mall bookstore, hoping to entice some school-aged fan of the movies who’d never seen a d20 but had plenty of Read more

Aug 10 2017
5

That’s a great explanation, but there is one objective measure of time on GOT: the age of Gilly’s baby. I don’t think he looks older than a year and a half, but it’s not impossible he’s just a very small toddler.

Jun 21 2017
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In fairness, these are mostly modern terms we use to keep different historical sword types straight. So now we realize the longsword, bastard sword, and hand-and-a-half sword are referring to basically the same weapon, and the one-handed arming/”knight” sword is something different. (A “broadsword” usually refers to a Read more