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Lag

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  1. If it does handle them poorly, wouldn't it be better to not include them at all?
  2. Kylo, Ridley, Rey, Poe Telly Jedis, telly Jedis, Say, hel-lo! "Eh oh"
  3. Annie built a *protocol* droid to help his mum with the *housework*. Some prodigy.
  4. Lag

    Arrow

    Marked down for in media res.
  5. That's like what they said at Nuremberg and it was no excuse then!
  6. Yep, twas good. Also, DC/CW seem to be quietly building a Justice League of sorts - Flash, Arrow, Firestorm, Atom.
  7. Being Human was poor and cancelled. Dominion was dreadful. Continuum took a while to get going, it got going but there was some problem about giving it a fourth season - after a long wait it has been confirmed they have six episodes to tie it up. [edit] bah, I meant Almost Human. and it turns out that's a different channel! I'll shut up now.
  8. Not enough songs this series. I love the theme and video:
  9. If you need less than an hour to express your opinion it can't be worth listening to. #grumblegrots
  10. Nebula reminded me of Frau Farbissina I liked Lee Pace hamming it up as Ronan. All the acting was pretty good, even that English bloke from Game of Thrones who played the same character.
  11. Very hit and miss. I like it but it desperately needs some quality control.
  12. yes - not like a light switch (which is what I think George Clooney was getting at), as if a game will make someone a sexist, rather they reinforce/perpetuate particular behaviours/concepts/notions/myths/culture that we say are 'sexist'.
  13. They'll probably interpret it as 'based' assumptions. AMIRITE?
  14. Lag

    Spectre

    The plot is awful. The character stuff is good.
  15. Exactly. If he destroyed them in stealth mode, how would they have known to be afeard of him and his judgement?
  16. The shop's decision was not made in vacuo, it was a response to a group's demand, wasn't it? The shop evidently believes it is expedient to accede to that group's demands. "I don't think a minority interest can censor something larger than it because they lack any sort of power or leverage" - of course their demands may result in censorship if the group with the power to censor agrees with the group or believes it is expedient to do what the group demands. AFAIK, Sarkeesian doesn't call for censorship or demand games should be removed from shops, she expresses criticism of particular tropes and a preference for particular designs. It's not censorship or calling for censorship - that's why claiming it is censorship rings hollow.
  17. Like other tyrannies, the tyranny of the majority was at first, and is still vulgarly, held in dread, chiefly as operating through the acts of the public authorities. But reflecting persons perceived that when society is itself the tyrant - society collectively over the separate individuals who compose it - its means of tyrannizing are not restricted to the acts which it may do by the hands of its political functionaries. Society can and does execute its own mandates and if it issues wrong mandates instead of right, or any mandates at all in things with which it ought not to meddle, it practices a social tyranny more formidable than many kinds of political oppression, since, though not usually upheld by such extreme penalties, it leaves fewer means of escape, penetrating much more deeply into the details of life, and enslaving the soul itself. Protection, therefore, against the tyranny of the magistrate is not enough; there needs protection also against the tyranny of the prevailing opinion and feeling; against the tendency of society to impose, by other means than civil penalties, its own ideas and practices as rules of conduct on those who dissent from them; to fetter the development, and, if possible, prevent the formation, of any individuality not in harmony with its ways, and compel all characters to fashion themselves upon the model of its own. There is a limit to the legitimate interference of collective opinion with individual independence: and to find that limit, and maintain it against encroachment, is as indispensable to a good condition of human affairs, as protection against political despotism. - John Stuart Mill /subthread
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