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    If you enjoy shooters at all I'd say give the...

    If you enjoy shooters at all I'd say give the STALKER games a look (just skip Clear Sky), unless that's a bit too bleak and dark for you. Another alternative if you want a shooter/RPG hybrid which...
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    Mine has been auto updating, so I assume it will...

    Mine has been auto updating, so I assume it will keep doing so when new versions get rolled out.
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    I don't think it's been set up very well in the...

    I don't think it's been set up very well in the show, but in the books it's made very clear that the newly rearmed Faith Militant are not just a bunch of fanatics in King's Landing but an actual...
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    So, marital rape and beatings, utterly moronic...

    So, marital rape and beatings, utterly moronic plea for help from person you have absolutely no reason to trust, brief spirited but immediately failed attempt at psychological warfare. Go Sansa....
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    I'm not trying to convince you of anything, I was...

    I'm not trying to convince you of anything, I was talking about one specific argument in that article which I found rather tasteless and disingenuous and it has nothing to do with the other things...
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    Kadayi, the author of the article goes on a...

    Kadayi, the author of the article goes on a "you're just victim blaming" rant as a direct response to this quoted criticism:



    Theon is irrelevant to whether that quote is victim blaming or not....
  7. Thread: Eurovision

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    Kind of disappointed that Russia didn't win. Not...

    Kind of disappointed that Russia didn't win. Not because their song was any good, but because it would at least have made the next Eurovision interesting.
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    Well, poo. Guess I know what I'll be hearing...

    Well, poo. Guess I know what I'll be hearing everywhere this summer.
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    That argument is nonsense as a response to what...

    That argument is nonsense as a response to what I've been saying since it treats Sansa's agreement to wed Ramsey as either an inevitability (it may well have been but it is not presented that way to...
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    I was watching the episode with a friend (who...

    I was watching the episode with a friend (who doesn't follow GoT) and as soon as it was clear the wedding was taking place I told her that "ouch, this is going to be bad", so it's not as if the last...
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    How about getting a cheap smart phone with a cash...

    How about getting a cheap smart phone with a cash card (or whatever they're called in English) so you don't have a running monthly cost and leaving it at home when you go out if you don't want to be...
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    I touched on this before, but my problem isn't...

    I touched on this before, but my problem isn't this incident of rape in isolation, but the fact that Sansa has no sensible motivation to accept being there at all - that's the context which makes me...
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    I'm not at all opposed to reading things which...

    I'm not at all opposed to reading things which disgust me or make me feel bad (I wouldn't have made it through half the books on my shelf if I were). I am opposed to shittily set-up scenes that carry...
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    I already acknowledged they may actually have...

    I already acknowledged they may actually have something intelligent planned, so please spare me the sarcastic dickery. If it turns out they have something meaningful planned I'll change my mind, but...
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    You make sure it serves a clear purpose in the...

    You make sure it serves a clear purpose in the story you're telling and builds on the arcs of the characters involved, rather than just, you know, "Virgin rape in front of foster brother! The end!".
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    Doesn't make the whole thing any less dumb. The...

    Doesn't make the whole thing any less dumb. The plan as Littlefinger lays it out is that Sansa marries Ramsay, gets raped for a while, Stannis liberates Winterfell and names Sansa wardeness of the...
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    Further complicated in this case because the...

    Further complicated in this case because the character in question has put herself in this situation voluntarily while having no real character motivation to do so beyond some vague notion of revenge...
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    Yeah, the Dorne bit was a bit silly and schlocky....

    Yeah, the Dorne bit was a bit silly and schlocky. Stupid plan meets stupid plan resulting in dumb fight and everyone getting arrested. They better not have killed Bronn in the process because that'd...
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    Not going to bother whiting stuff out, so BOOK...

    Not going to bother whiting stuff out, so BOOK SPOILERS AHEAD if you care.

    Yes, that (and much worse) happens to Jeyne Poole in the books. In many ways her story is parallel to Sansa's but because...
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    Spoilers, spoilers, spoilers. I don't remember...

    Spoilers, spoilers, spoilers.

    I don't remember exactly how this played out in the book, but I found the scene as it was portrayed to be nothing but gross and unpleasant, and not in the "depicting...
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    The tales of development hell that Alien 3 went...

    The tales of development hell that Alien 3 went though are more interesting than the final film. At some point it was supposed to take place amongst an anti-technology cult living on a giant wooden...
  22. It's been Metzen pulling the story strings since...

    It's been Metzen pulling the story strings since Warcraft 2 and the stories have always been horribly hacky, but they used to be horribly hacky in a fun B-movie way. All their major franchises seem...
  23. Ah well, I'll bow out, apologies to anyone who...

    Ah well, I'll bow out, apologies to anyone who feels I've annoyed them.
  24. Can't say much about most of these, but Minecraft...

    Can't say much about most of these, but Minecraft for Android is the Pocket Edition which afaik has pretty much the same content but with a lot of little differences in how things work. Movement is...
  25. Accusing me of strawmanning means I'm somehow...

    Accusing me of strawmanning means I'm somehow wilfully misinterpreting what you're saying or trying to divert the discussion, so I'll present the reasoning for that particular comment which you...
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