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Discussion in 'Literature' started by Master_Keralys, Jan 1, 2009.

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  1. AdmiralWesJanson

    AdmiralWesJanson Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Bah. Heathens who don't support Jeff/Annie :p

    Why is it that older games tend to be better than newer ones? Well, not necessarily in the graphics, but in gameplay. I say this after just having spent 6 hours on a new city in Sim City 4.
     
  2. instantdeath

    instantdeath Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I wouldn't say that. It's easy to look back on the past and pick out the gems, assuming that those represent the norm of the time. That, however, is not the case at all; if a game is forgettable, it will be forgotten. I'd argue that there were so much more lousy games coming out several years ago than there are now.

    Of course, it's undeniable that some series simply deteriorate. Sim City seems to be one of them.
     
  3. Gorefiend

    Gorefiend Chosen One star 5

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    Not really, as I could not stand it for ages either, but then somehow it clicked one day now I love it.
     
  4. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    That Orientalist claptrap? pffft. I thought better of the author of the Diversity Manifesto, but it seems I was wrong. :p

    Anyway, you don't want to step into this particular puddle without looking. There was a huge JCC thread I made on the subject and suffice it to say that Aladdin is thoroughly inferior.

    We can also let the critical plaudits and awards speak for themselves.
     
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  5. blackmyron

    blackmyron Force Ghost star 6

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    I don't know - the Civ series seemed to peak with Civ 4.
     
  6. AdmiralWesJanson

    AdmiralWesJanson Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Really? If enjoy both, but the change from squares to hex was huge IMO.
     
  7. TrakNar

    TrakNar Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I did it! I finally did it!

    I ENDED THE TORTURE!

    I replaced the battery in my smoke alarm and it stopped beeping.
     
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  8. AdmiralWesJanson

    AdmiralWesJanson Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Congrats! I feel your pain- my smoke alarm ignores burnt food, but goes off if too much steam from the shower escapes the bathroom (like when the cat opens the door)
     
  9. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    Of interest to some: Marvel recently stopped supplying monthlies to B&N and BAM. Though DC & DHC still do, one can't help but think the writing is in the wall as far as non-LCBS distribution goes. Especially relevant if the horror of Marvel taking the rights from DHC comes to pass.

    So, those who still get their issues from B&N and such may want to start exploring their alternatives.

    http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=49951
     
  10. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    Seeing as you basically lost me at "Orientalist", I'm happy to allow you to continue being wrong. In the meantime, WHEN THE **** DID THIS HAPPEN:

     
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  11. instantdeath

    instantdeath Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Trapped in a hotel room with someone watching The Big Bang Theory. OH GOD THE HORROR!

    Laugh tracks are the spawn of Satan. But I guess there's a reason Jesus created headphones.
     
  12. TrakNar

    TrakNar Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    It could be worse.

    It could be a beeping smoke alarm.
     
  13. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    Call room service. Ask them to bring you a steak knife. Close the blinds.
     
  14. Force Smuggler

    Force Smuggler Force Ghost star 7

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    Fixed
     
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  15. Sinrebirth

    Sinrebirth Immortal Mod-King of the EUC, RPF and SWC star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    How the live action films not be canon? I had Jack and Goofy side by side with me in Kingdom Hearts? :p


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  16. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    Are you saying that you're not familiar with Edward Said's work, or that you're not seeing how Aladdin can be construed as Orientalist? Either way, I'm shaking my head in disbelief.
     
  17. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    The first one, but you're right--clearly the movie that's 100% white people is superior.
     
  18. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    Gee, let's see: rural 17th to 18th century France filled with white people versus offensive caricature of the Middle East. Yeah, let's think about that one for a while.

    It doesn't count as being inclusive when you're making mock or using stereotypes, especially ones that are thoroughly lazy and engrained to boot.
     
  19. windu4

    windu4 Jedi Master star 4

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    You think that's bad? Try being trapped in your friend's apartment watching Movie 43.
     
  20. instantdeath

    instantdeath Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Not gonna lie. I kind of want to see Movie 43.
     
  21. TrakNar

    TrakNar Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    The downside to having your studio in your living room?

    Your living room ends up smelling like paint.
     
  22. Gorefiend

    Gorefiend Chosen One star 5

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    Oh it is on "The Room" levels of entertainingly bad.
     
  23. Lugija

    Lugija Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    After having a break (it's hard to watch GOT when the house is full of kids) I return to Westeros, where... well, the link address tells everything. Season 3, episode 4.
     
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  24. Ulicus

    Ulicus Lapsed Moderator star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I hope everyone has a wonderful New Year and a splendid 2014.

    My resolution? Pay more attention to the forum, again. I haven't been AWAY away... but I haven't been around as much as I should have been. :p

    It's been a, shall we say, "tempestuous" few months in UliRL. Wouldn't trade 'em in for anything, though. :)
     
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  25. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    Your resolution should be to use Reddit more. ;)
     
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