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Old episodes of Jeopardy!


You'll note I've stopped talking about this so much on these forums. That's because there's literally nothing I can do. I'm already donating as much as I can to Democratic candidates and organizations like RAICES, and it's testing my sanity to know Trump/the GOP are doing these horrific things and I'm largely helpless to stop it.

Money doesn't replace inspiration or leadership and the Dems are sorely lacking on both. You had one bland contender in Hillary and now moving to multiple bland contenders in 2020. Just like Trump supporters have blind faith in him, Dems have blind faith that they are in the right and they are destined to win.

Just like 2016, the next one will be won or lost in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Florida and none apart from Bernie and Biden have even a whisper of pulling those states. Perhaps Klobuchar might, but then she's just drab and has no charisma. 

Perhaps the author wants to explore the themes later. He may get annoyed if some fanfic on same themes even a inferior version appears earlier. Author may even be accused of stealing themes from fanfic. It's quite understandable why authors may hate this.

Art is not inherently political.

Can you expand on this, Alex?

Is Fan-Fic same as non cannon?

For example, the Thrawn Trilogy set in Star Wars universe is the best out there and even better than the movie books, but still non Cannon. I somehow don't see this as Fan-Fic.

I think fanfiction is too broad a category to classify. I'm very selective on which I read.

Writers' Corner / Re: Need a Title!
« on: June 24, 2019, 06:54:48 PM »
Death at the Door
Knock Knock!
The Dawn, The Door, The Destiny
Morning Monsters
Dawn Demons

Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: Most anticipated book of 2019
« on: June 24, 2019, 03:14:21 PM »
Peace Talks in Dresden Files if it comes out in 2019.

Some Louis L' Amour westerns as a break...

Cowboys rock!

I was born in a vegetarian family. I eat meat nowadays but really can't understand the addiction to it. I can live by most diets except seafood which I'm allergic to. Possibly the only thing I crave after some time is rice, but just occasionally.

Writers' Corner / Re: Need a Title!
« on: June 23, 2019, 06:57:06 PM »
Monster Hunter

Yeah, I'm that creative!  :P

General Discussion / What are your most controversial opinions?
« on: June 23, 2019, 03:58:35 AM »
I presume everyone has some that they rarely voice since reactions are not likely to be supportive...let's hear some of them.

To start this.....I support cannibalism, polygamy, legally assisted dying, decriminalization of suicides and increased use of death penalty.

Not just free for all, but within a legal structure that'll prevent misuse.

I presume you are referring to Oregon. They were protesting a bill to reduce gas emissions by 2050 or something.

Though I support climate change measures, I feel the politicians are going about this wrong. Rather than making small tactical changes to build momentum, they are busy grandstanding on 30 year plans which may or may not work based on sociopolitical changes interim. 

Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: Torture/Cruelty
« on: June 23, 2019, 03:26:14 AM »
Writing about a illegal action isn't really illegal, right? I mean, rape/murder/pillage etc aren't really rare in fantasy. Paedo is especially sensitive, but I doubt there is any scale on which despicable stuff is acceptable and which are not.

Just finished Skyward by Brandon Sanderson.

A YA story about humans stranded in different planet facing a continuous alien attack that will lead to their extinction. Story is about the daughter of a hero turned coward and her redemption.

Though written tautly, book suffers from a very superficial story which doesn't hold to much scrutiny. Logic needs a bit of rest to enjoy this.


Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: Torture/Cruelty
« on: June 19, 2019, 01:28:34 AM »
You misunderstand my point. I'm not against torture per se, just the gory descriptive version. You can have fear inducing writing without actually describing the nail pulling and eye gouging in descriptive  detail.

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