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He is definately a likeable character, but to be totally frank he is also a little bland a lot of the time. There is scope in his character’s history for a little more dynamism and it doesn’t seem to get used an awful lot. Shame really.
Maybe his school report should read
Must try harder
What do you guys think?
Well there’s only one thing better than a good comic.
A Free Good Comic – lets hope that this year the quality is up to scratch, as noted above – some of the stuff last year was appalling.
I really like the new look of the site – but mostly that’s because until next Wednesday I am still narrowband, and the old site took a long time to load 🙁
Will prbly jump into Chat at some point before the weekend – as I want to tell anyone who will listen how happy I am that we are getting Broadband at home next week.
Huggles and huggles and huggles to you all…..
Can’t believe how much I have missed you lot (talk about a SadGeezer !!) 😯
Yeah happy birthday DT, nice to see I ain’t the only one getting old around here (grin)13th April 2002 at 2:23 am in reply to: WE ARE NOT TERRORISTS! (Warning! this topic is very controve #63225
Why are americans so afraid of communism?
Can you think of anything worse than fundamentalist Islamic communists?
I can think of something worse. Militarised Fascists – oh wait, we’ve already seen what they are capable of.
Few little known facts about the communist state of Cuba:
The coup in which Castro seized power, was bloodless and supported by the majority of the people of Cuba.
Fidel Castro is still supported by the vast majority of the people of Cuba, and were free elections be held there tomorrow would win by a HUGE majority.
Everyone in Cuba can read and write NO OTHER FIRST WORLD COUNTRY CAN SAY THIS. 100% literacy ENSURES access to information, education and opportunity.
Everyone in Cuba is feed – NO STATE IN THE US, NOWHERE IN THE UK OR EUROPE can say that.
Communism isn’t a terrifying thing. And bear in mind that if you are thinking of Russia in the USSR days then you are thinking of Stalinist Communism, which is a perversion of Marxism.
It is so much a perversion of Marxism in fact that Karl Marx once said ‘If that is Marxism, then I am not a Marxist’ of the Russian Revolution.
I realise the primary conversation on this current topic is religon – but bigotry in the form of political expression is just as bad.
Plus there are quite a few ‘communist’ Zionists. Visit a Kabutz, a truely utopian communist (with a small ‘c’) environment.
Just an alternate point of view after all – what’s so scary about that? We’ve all said there’s nothing inherently scary about worshiping God in a different way. So why is social structuring any different?10th April 2002 at 3:08 pm in reply to: WE ARE NOT TERRORISTS! (Warning! this topic is very controve #63188
I couldn’t agree more with the comments above. I am a complete agnostic, because I find that religon, far from bringing people together in communities as it should, appears to spend a lot of time driving wedges between people.
There is no major religon on Earth that preaches violence, and Islam is a very gentle faith by nature.
Any nasty minded fool can twist religious teachings to fit their mindset. Look at the number of so-called Christian sects which advocate violence – the Klu Klux Clan being the prime example of course.
The unfortunate truth is that some people do not understand that life without fear is a right all humans have, irrespective of race, creed or colour, and that they gain that right simply by existing – it is not qualified in any way.
The answer to this issue is the most complex problem ever to face humanity, as people have the right to believe what they will, where do we draw the line between believing one is right, and backing up one’s actions? and as soon as we draw that line do we not fall guilty of a form of fascism? True tolerance is a Utopian ideal which whilst theoretically attainable, is practically impossible.
The best we can do is to teach our children, guide our friends and family and attempt to change the world in some small way ourselves every day that we live.
If one person touched one person a day for their entire lifetime, and those people who were touched, touched other lives in return the world could be changed irrevocably within a generation. These social changes have happened spontaeously before – most notably with the peace movements in the Sixties – there is nothing to stop them happening again. In the wake of 9/11 and of course, WWII, Bosnia, Central Africa, Ireland et al there is a new found desire to live in peace and harmony in nearly every community in the world.
One can only hope that this desire isn’t lost when this tragedy becomes part of the history books, and when our children ask us where we were, as we asked our parents about Kennedy.
Hmm, boxers don’t usually have a form of fastening on the fly. I would consider any form of underpants which don’t have fasteners to be unacceptable to answer the door in….
Just a thought.
WoTC are not a big company – they’ve managed to buy every roleplaying game in existence because they are owned by Matel.
WoTC nearly went bust about 5 years ago, when they sent out all those Pokeman card games on Sale or Return. When the Pokeman bubble burst – they suddenly had a stockroom full of them.
To be honest AD&D or even D&D isn’t the greatest game in the world – and it never was, however, it is a great introduction to fantasy roleplaying, which can be expanded using better games, such as GURPS or Rolemaster.
If you like Dark Future games SLA Industries by Nightfall games is definately The Daddy. You play a SLA operative (a hired killer), and you perform ops whilst being watched on television by the cynical populus. It’s kinda Paranoia meets 2000AD meets Bladerunner… very complex gameworld, dead easy game system.
Deliena (who roleplays every week – and live once a month doing White Wolf Vampire).
Anyone wanted to get together to roleplay in Glasgow is welcome to get in touch.
I have to say I agree with Elmey – there is a necessity for something similar to the Prime Directive, but Human Nature being what it is, the likelihood of it being perverted due to ‘circumstance’ is pretty high.
The other point that Elmey makes about intervention is a vital point. It’s similar to the arguement that goes on in psychology circles, does the very fact that the participants know that it is an experiment change the basic nature of their reaction/interaction?
It is important to also remember that any interaction in space with aliens / whatever is likely to be entirely in the hands of the miltary – and miltary organisations have a tendancy to plan ahead. There is probably a protocol already drafted somewhere ready for the situation, if it should occur.
Just my couple of pennies worth
Aww that is so cute – I thought I was the only one that does stuff like that… it’s such a relief!
That explains it – I was never too into the series – but I did love the toys as a child.
Aww go on – tell yer story, we’re all friends here (and let’s face it – I managed to provide you all with blackmail material on me!)
You have to put in mind the backdrop to my story is that I am a 28 year old, mother of one (although my daughter did not witness my degradation in Toys-R-Us) and that my co-fighter is a 35 year old car sales man with 2 kids…. if only they knew how avant guarde their parents were!
Okay if you wanna know the story about Dr Jackson guys you need to pick up the latest copy of SFX (UK Sci-Fi magazine), and read the EXCLUSIVE interview which they have got with him.
He is quite cagey about the reasons for him leaving – he actually says he wouldn’t work again in the town if he said exactly what happened.
However – it is quite clear that a certain Richard Dean Anderson is not happy that Shanks is more popular than he is. Rattles were thrown spectacularly out of their prams from the sounds of it.
Personally I think we will find that Stargate has more of Michael Shanks in it than they currently think – they’ve been bought by Sci-Fi and they thought Shanks was part of the deal, apparently they were VERY upset.
Fans of Dr Jackson rejoice – a reprieve may be coming!!
My two geekiest things are both memories – and they both involve Star Wars.
When the revamped version came out at the cinema I was so excited I couldn’t sleep the night before, so I got to the cinema an hour and a half early. I had brought a book (one of the Start Wars novels), so I sat and read that, and when the other people started arriving I was trading Star Wars Tazos with a 7 year old boy!
The second one is going to see Episode One at a not so local multiplex ( I used to live in Deepest Darkest Somerset ). All the way down in the car my friend and I were chanting “Star Wars, Star Wars” (this was a 2 hour drive btw – the driver was not happy). When we came out we went straight to Toys-R-Us and promptly began battling in the aisles with LightSabers.
In fact, we made such a nuisance of ourselves that we got asked to leave the store, and they took our photos so that they could enforce the ‘BAN FOR LIFE’ that they gave us!!
I am not sure whether that qualifies as geeky, sad or just stupid… I guess I will let my fellow SadGeezers judge.
I put myself in your hands – please be gentle.
Wasn’t it Optimus Prime?
Beams – Aww shucks, you guys have already made me feel welcome!
But thanks Mary Beth, I am really glad I joined this community.
Attempt to look cool in anyway – it is not possible.
Girls only – your makeup is always down by your chin by this point, and your half open eyes don’t look sexy – just drunk.
Guys only – beer breath isn’t sexy, flies also button back up, doing Sean Connery impressions is easier – but still not desirable (you’ll only be a disappointment when compared to the great man himself)
Just my tuppence
OOPS! I meant Squishy
Del (who runs and hides to find a nice quiet corner to be embarressed in!)
Nice to see that Flamegrape understood what I meant, and found a better way to phrase it – thank you.
I personally flamed Mutant X something chronic here – but I wanted to engender a discussion, and I wanted to vent some spleen – I think I managed to do both
I don’t subscribe to the idea that just because my opinion is different to someone elses that that makes me subnormal or stupid or any of the other comments one often sees following such a post on other forums.
I have been active on the internet for a long time. I have been a forum moderator, a God on a MuD Always a surreal thing to do to an interviewer.
“what do you do in your spare time?” “I’m a God”
This experience means I value the opportunity to talk to people with a certain maturity. It makes a change to join a community that doesn’t spend the majority of its time slagging off one member or another, or attempting to pair off as quickly as possible – not all of the internet needs to be a mating ground!
Sorry to ramble, but I felt somethings needed to be said, and some things needed to be underlined.
Deliena (who’s a girl by the way )
Totally agree with the statements at the top. Nice to be in a place where you can disagree with people, and they don’t get personal. At the end of the day, sci-fi, like so much else is very much a personal taste thing, and everyone is entitled to an opinion.
I as a newbie in this parts feel rather glad that I can express even an extreme opinion and am answered with counter-arguement and humour, rather than, what is slightly more common on the internet – insult and abuse.
Keep up the good work moderators, you make SadBoard a place to be and enjoy.