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by DeadPoolX
Fri May 29, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: A new perspective on Science Fiction ...
Replies: 6
Views: 84

Re: A new perspective on Science Fiction ...

Well yes, of course sci-fi can be this bad. I agree it depends on the author - some authors produce some marvelous sci-fi. I have sci-fi books by Douglas Adams, Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke, Robert Heinlein - all giants of sci-fi. Yeah... like BBP wrote, 90% of everything is crap. It's true. Soci...
by DeadPoolX
Fri May 29, 2020 2:59 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: A new perspective on Science Fiction ...
Replies: 6
Views: 84

Re: A new perspective on Science Fiction ...

1. Is science fiction still this bad? Depends on the author, the subject, the story, characters, etc. 2. They had Google in 1953? You ARE joking, right? Please tell me you're joking. You know people can upload/write whatever they want online, including documents from any era that came before the In...
by DeadPoolX
Tue May 26, 2020 5:57 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: Epic.
Replies: 14
Views: 172

Re: Epic.

Although I'm surprised these terms mean that, because don't they really mean "beautiful" (as in "beau geste" - "beautiful gesture", or "belle of the ball" - "beauty of the ball")? ;) And that's why I mentioned that the English usage of the words doesn't match up perfectly with the original French u...
by DeadPoolX
Mon May 25, 2020 4:11 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: Epic.
Replies: 14
Views: 172

Re: Epic.

... Alexander (and Alexander's beau - I forget her name), In English, "beau" is a term for "boyfriend or male admirer," so unless there's something you know about Alexander that we don't, I'll assume you meant to write "belle" when referring to Cassima. And yes, I realize both "beau" and "belle" ar...
by DeadPoolX
Tue May 19, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: What are some bands/albums that were defining for you?
Replies: 16
Views: 1164

Re: What are some bands/albums that were defining for you?

The four albums that were defining for me are as follows: KISS - Dynasty (1979) https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/b/b6/Dynasty_%28album%29_cover.jpg/220px-Dynasty_%28album%29_cover.jpg Seeing as how I was born in 1979, I obviously didn't buy this album when it first came out. I got it ...
by DeadPoolX
Tue May 19, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: RANT (and DISCUSSION): Disney Characters, Disney Plots
Replies: 14
Views: 1066

Re: RANT (and DISCUSSION): Disney Characters, Disney Plots

All right, we all know that Disney makes fairy tales. Their films are not about real people, they never were. Disney just stea-- adapts other countries' cultural heroes and heroines, and then Disneyfies them to make money. Who cares about the original source material? We'll slap on whatever message...
by DeadPoolX
Thu May 14, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: Just so you know...
Replies: 1
Views: 263

Just so you know...

...whenever something goes wrong for me, I immediately yell: "Damn you, Tawmis!"

Not sure why I felt the need to share that, but whatever. :D
by DeadPoolX
Sun May 10, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: Star Wars / Star Trek Discussion (SciFi In General)
Replies: 225
Views: 88323

Re: Star Wars / Star Trek Discussion (SciFi In General)

I think, perhaps, the reason TOSs's social commentary seems unoffensive to us is because the message it was trying to get across is, for lack of a better term, "no duh" for a modern viewing audience. For instance, a big issue was not just having a female bridge officer (originally Roddenberry wanted...
by DeadPoolX
Thu May 07, 2020 2:39 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: Star Wars / Star Trek Discussion (SciFi In General)
Replies: 225
Views: 88323

Re: Star Wars / Star Trek Discussion (SciFi In General)

Star Trek had a message, yes. But it wasn't preachy. If you've seen Star Trek Discovery then you know that's no longer the case. Hell, it's hard to find a TV show nowadays that doesn't try to push some sort of agenda. Whatever happened to just watching something for fun and entertainment value? Not...
by DeadPoolX
Tue May 05, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: The Gabriel Knight Series
Topic: Gray Matter.
Replies: 4
Views: 1123

Re: Gray Matter.

I played about as much as you did, Tawmis, so I couldn't tell you much. Still, it couldn't be worse than Moebius: Empire Rising...

Maia played Gray Matter through to the end and I believe she liked it.
by DeadPoolX
Tue May 05, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Non-Sierra Games & Help
Topic: GOG Galaxy, version 2...
Replies: 22
Views: 1994

Re: GOG Galaxy, version 2...

The "/runWithoutUpdating" trick doesn't work. I haven't tried deleting (or renaming) GalaxyUpdater.exe, but that might work... either that or the program will crash when it tries to force an update. I didn't really like Galaxy, but it was useful for updates. Now since they've removed the Downloader,...
by DeadPoolX
Mon Feb 24, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: What are you playing now?
Replies: 1251
Views: 275250

Re: What are you playing now?

JasefWisener wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:19 am
It's a way for them to make sure you can't restore a previous save point because you mess up or don't like something that you did.
Okay, that's even worse, but thanks for telling me. Now I know to avoid JFO entirely. :)
by DeadPoolX
Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: What are you playing now?
Replies: 1251
Views: 275250

Re: What are you playing now?

I just started Jedi Fallen Order and I'd better stop playing new games because I have 4 now I need to get through (Horizon Zero Dawn, God of War, Spiderman, and now JFO). Good experience in the beginning but I feel like the controls are a little clunky. Actually I probably just need more time to ad...
by DeadPoolX
Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Non-Sierra Games & Help
Topic: Beyond a Steel Sky
Replies: 15
Views: 5050

Re: Beyond a Steel Sky

I have Beneath a Steel Sky (free, as you said, from GoG), but I've actually never played it. Is it any good? No idea. I haven't played it either. I've been meaning to for a long time, but with all the distractions around (not the least of which includes a constant influx of new games), playing a 26...
by DeadPoolX
Thu Feb 20, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Non-Sierra Games & Help
Topic: Beyond a Steel Sky
Replies: 15
Views: 5050

Beyond a Steel Sky

No, I didn't mean Beneath a Steel Sky . That game is free on GOG. I'm talking about the sequel that's being developed (and published) by the same company that made the original. It's called Beyond a Steel Sky and it looks like it'll eventually be available on Steam . No word on whether or not it'll ...