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Lit MON MOTHMA IS BACK, Ackbar Approved -- The Lit Forum Ketchup Thread, v3

Discussion in 'Literature' started by Point Given , Sep 12, 2015.

  1. Gamiel

    Gamiel Force Ghost star 6

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    Thanks, do you know how things developed as meat eating become more-an'-more culturally taboo? And/or what animals was used as working animal and if so how?

    EDIT: ops
     
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  2. jSarek

    jSarek VIP star 4 VIP

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    I don't know if this counts as a "farm animal," but one detail of Japanese animal domestication that I always found interesting was the use of cormorants for fishing.
     
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  3. Gamiel

    Gamiel Force Ghost star 6

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    B.t.w. I think this is something that could interest some people here
    [​IMG]
    "Here’s a sample chapter from the book I’m working on, Spacecraft of the First World War. Just hit the 'download' button to read the PDF. [​IMG]

    Told in an in-universe style, it tells of the ships and events involved in the events that occur after The War of the Worlds."

    From here https://mikedoscher.deviantart.com/art/Spacecraft-of-the-First-World-War-Sample-Chapter-697077194 where you also do find the mentioned PDF
     
  4. Nom von Anor

    Nom von Anor Jedi Master star 2

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    SMS Derfflinger and HMS Tiger would make awesome starships.
     
  5. Barriss_Coffee

    Barriss_Coffee Chosen One star 6

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    That was the arrival of Buddhism. It was always a bit patchy. They'd have a leader every now and then be like "hey everyone stop eating meat. And by that I mean only mammals." All the domestic birds were still allowed. And I think it was enforced in the big cities and stuff but you go out to the countryside and people weren't exactly following it everywhere. As these things go. Because it covered hunted mammals too, and that was really hard to control.

    The water buffalo, by the way, were mainly traction animals and still are. They help move carts, plow, etc. So even with the vegetarian laws in effect, they were around.
     
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  6. Gamiel

    Gamiel Force Ghost star 6

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    Thanks. Do you know anything about the use of milk/milk-produkts?
     
  7. fett 4

    fett 4 Force Ghost star 5

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    Off Topic
    Iv just been accused of being arrogant in (completely unrelated board) without meaning to be and it’s made me think. Now I know I’m very forthright in my views and if Iv offended anyone or spoilt there enjoyment of Starwars anyone at all I want to apologise right now and say that was not my intention
    Regards
     
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  8. Barriss_Coffee

    Barriss_Coffee Chosen One star 6

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    Eeee ermm... I honestly don't think they were using them. By the era you're talking about, post 1000 AD, they were definitely aware of milk (or at least in some areas), but they weren't drinking it and most people were (and are) lactose intolerant because they didn't have the genes to counter it.

    (btw that's a good question -- poor Japan usually gets forgotten in the history of domestication)

    I think you're cool Fett. But yeah I have noticed people tend to gang up on you here. Your opinions aren't the most popular but you're not cruel or anything like that (like you're not being contrary to be a troll; it's usually about mundane stuff). Also you're one of those people who gets really passionate about making a point about something. There are a few people here like that, but I'm glad you're here because otherwise it would be an echo chamber.
     
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  9. fett 4

    fett 4 Force Ghost star 5

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    Thank you Barriss :)
     
  10. Gamiel

    Gamiel Force Ghost star 6

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    But at the same time butter, cheese and fermented milk products (like yogurt and sour-cream) have so small amounts of lactose that most lactose intolerant can eat them without any problem.
     
  11. Senpezeco

    Senpezeco Jedi Master star 3

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    Aw @fett 4 I'm glad you're here too. At least your posts encourage some back-and-forth. Nearly all of mine are the same white noise comments over and over again. :p "issue good" "art pretty" "Ghost Prison great" "Two Tubes more like 2 COOL" etc.
     
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  12. Vthuil

    Vthuil Force Ghost star 5

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    @fett 4 , never apologize for your opinions. I disagree with you on most things about Star Wars, but people disagreeing with each other is a perfectly normal part of life.
     
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  13. CT-867-5309

    CT-867-5309 Force Ghost star 6

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    Okay I read this and just started laughing maniacally. You? Arrogant? Ah ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha.

    Show me where. I will show them arrogance.

    Oh. Well.

    I don't do other boards. This one is more than enough. But still. Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha.
     
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  14. vncredleader

    vncredleader Jedi Master star 4

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    @fett 4 Don't worry dude. Like the others said, you always provide nice discourse. Honestly I have had that same thought about myself before. At the end of the day, if you are in the right crowd of people who you consider friends/acquaintances, you don't have to second guess yourself very much. Obliviously we all have those moments when we take things to far, or say something that without inflections comes off totally different than intended. However I think the Lit community here is always pretty understanding on the whole. That's why the lot of us frequent here above all else on the boards, this group of people is really accepting of differing opinions. In fact I feel that the people here are some of the most passionate, and more sure of their opinions people of the SW fandom. We all get super into our debates and to outsiders it might seem like a lot of us are arrogant or pretentious, but I think among our community here we all have an understanding about that. We all think super deeply about SW and get uber passionate, so those conversations that seem overly intense to others, are actually the reason all of us love talking to one another.
     
  15. Supreme Leader Woke

    Supreme Leader Woke Jedi Padawan star 1

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    Check out Kate McKinnon's shout-out to Shyriiwook. Any other "easter eggs" in this cut for time SNL digital short?
     
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  16. UnshavenWookie14

    UnshavenWookie14 Jedi Padawan star 1

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    HIGH quality post right here. This illustrates perfectly why the Lit community has become my board of choice. The community consists of individuals who can engage in passionate conversations, while also recognizing valid points from members of a different opinion. For me at least, that’s the difference between debating and arguing.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
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  17. fett 4

    fett 4 Force Ghost star 5

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    Well to be precise it was on Twitter and it wasn’t a troll but somone who is quite articulate from Collider (someone whose views I always respected) , it was about Rebels and
    Ahsokas Return.
    I don’t like it and he did.

    Now if he thought I was arrogant etc (it was unintentional if it was) it did make me wonder what some thought on here.


    Side note - Thank you to all the above. It’s appreciated :)
     
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  18. starfish

    starfish Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    yeah, Ahsoka definitely seems to be a character that people have very strong opinions on, either they really really like her and therefore really really like everything she’s in, or they really really dislike her and therefore really really dislike everything she’s ever in. And when someone offers something in the middle it tends not to go over very well. Thankfully it’s not like that here in Lit, about Ahsoka or any other topic.
     
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  19. Dr. Steve Brule

    Dr. Steve Brule Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I saw Annihilation last night. I loved it - I was a big fan of the novel when it came out a few years ago, but the film very strongly feels like it takes just as much from the classic Soviet sci-fi novel Roadside Picnic/its Tarkovsky film adaptation Stalker, mixed with influences as varied as 2001, The Thing, Alien, and even The Last of Us.

    Plus for Star Wars fans, Natalie Portman and Oscar Isaac play a married couple, and there's also a character named Dr. Ventress.

    Reminds me a bit of the old Dark Horse comic Scarlet Traces: The Great Game (though admittedly, the idea of using Martian technology to counter-invade Mars after War of the Worlds is an idea that only took about six months following the original novel to originate).
     
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  20. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 8

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    Time for a change.

    Manners. Maketh. The Man.
     
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  21. Ghost

    Ghost Chosen One star 7

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    No wonder Kylo hates Poe... he time-travelled to help his grandmother cheat on his beloved grandfather!

    :p
     
  22. Barriss_Coffee

    Barriss_Coffee Chosen One star 6

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    Chadwick Boseman is literally cosplaying the King of Wakanda at the Oscars:
    [​IMG]

    Seriously, how many actors have subtly cosplayed their characters at the Academy Awards in history? There must be a few...
     
  23. Revanfan1

    Revanfan1 Force Ghost star 6

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    That is simply wonderful.
     
  24. cthugha

    cthugha Jedi Master star 3

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    There are some very interesting juxtapositions in this collection...
     
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  25. Onderon1

    Onderon1 Jedi Master star 4

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    Something unpretentiously cute I discovered - dancing porg video:

    (True, there've been others, but this isn't overly flashy or OTT. :))