Poet Desmond
poetdesmond
5/4/20
11:22 PM
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io9's critics are basically just reading the Wiki synopsis for each episode and drunk texting each other what they remember from half-watching the episode, then bitching about imagined indignities they suffered.

4/27/20
3:31 PM
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I got into a moderately humorous arguement with someone here about how it looked like a less interesting Cleopatra 2525. They were pretty offended. Glad to see that was borne out.

4/24/20
1:40 PM
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I don’t agree with what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.

3/29/20
8:14 PM
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That’s Lieserl, in his Xeelee Sequence, though technically she was born human, and uploaded into the probe. 

3/29/20
8:12 PM
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I watched it in the 90s when it was Cleopatra 2525. It was shit then. I’m guessing not much has changed.

3/28/20
9:10 PM
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Wow, does she also work with a bunch of commoners from diverse backgrounds to overthrow an evil galactic empire? Read more

3/28/20
5:39 PM
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It is, indeed, the second book, and it’s ongoing proof that Baxter writes AIs more human than he writes humans. Still a damned fine novel.

3/23/20
1:49 AM
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They may not have Half-Life in the title, but we’re all thinking about Portal right now, two games explicitly sharing the universe.

3/5/20
11:04 PM
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Yeah. I guess, worst case, hang on to it and come back to it after. The old truism between chefs seems to count for writing: change three ingredients and the recipe is yours. I’ll see what they do and make it my own.

3/4/20
11:19 PM
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I’ve been writing exactly this kind of scenario. Late 1800s, old west horror with a Lovecraftian vibe influence featuring a Pinkteron. Read more

3/1/20
8:40 PM
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Hey, round of applause for picking a retarded hill to die on.

3/1/20
8:36 PM
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IIRC, the UNIT name change was a polite response to a request by the actual UN. Use of existing government organizations, or similar branches, is ubiquitous.

2/11/20
1:59 AM
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If you’re comparing rape, a crime against another person, with swearing, which in no way harms anyone, that’s the stupidest fucking thing I’ve read ever. No exaggeration. That blows any tweet from Trump out of the water. Read more

2/10/20
11:32 PM
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Let’s also face a little reality: Star Trek has been mostly a cable TV show where they couldn’t, but it features people who are either very intelligent, in the military, or both. Both groups are known for using colorful language pretty freely. It’s more unrealistic that Scotty never dropped an f-bomb while trying to Read more