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by Siege
Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Worldbuilding General Topics
Topic: Sovereigns of the Stars Supreme, revisited
Replies: 819
Views: 145713

Re: Sovereigns of the Stars Supreme, revisited

That's just about the most perfect term ever.
by Siege
Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Worldbuilding General Topics
Topic: Shear Anarchy / San Dorado [Worldbuilding Exercise]
Replies: 134
Views: 29958

Re: Shear Anarchy / San Dorado [Worldbuilding Exercise]

These esoterics are applied in other lands and nations, with variations, I presume? That honestly remains to be resolved. San Dorado in many ways is distinct from its world, not least because it's been developing in my head for many years longer than much of the setting. The intention is to include...
by Siege
Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Worldbuilding General Topics
Topic: Shear Anarchy / San Dorado [Worldbuilding Exercise]
Replies: 134
Views: 29958

Re: Shear Anarchy / San Dorado [Worldbuilding Exercise]

There is no final draft of San Dorado. The city is as much a physical as it is a symbolic and mental construct. It is not so by accident. The early foundations of San Dorado were based on the six principle sacred hills, the relationship between the hills and the geometric impressions that emerged be...
by Siege
Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Found ye olde backups
Replies: 2
Views: 408

Found ye olde backups

Denizens, In the years of yesteryore there used to be a much different forum here. That place vanished in a spectacular crash that took with much that is now lost and only half-remembered. The people however sang songs of a legendary backup that was said to exist in a distant mythical land called Si...
by Siege
Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Official Movie Review Thread
Replies: 715
Views: 130584

Re: Official Movie Review Thread

I haven't seen the first Jurassic World and have no plans to see the sequel. Something about those movies (or rather their trailers) makes them look so... flavorless, repetitious and unnecessary. Here's the place with the dinosaurs in it, there's the big amoral corporation running it, big shock: the...
by Siege
Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Official Movie Review Thread
Replies: 715
Views: 130584

Re: Official Movie Review Thread

Yeah. We don't know what Dathomir is, if it's a town or a planet or a station, why Maul is there or why it's relevant. Earlier in Solo it's suggested that the crime syndicates are working with the Empire; is Maul? If so, why? There's nothing in any of the movies that suggests he's even alive after K...
by Siege
Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Official Movie Review Thread
Replies: 715
Views: 130584

Re: Official Movie Review Thread

Yeah I agree with that summary. It's an enjoyable movie, the setpieces were neat and I liked all the seedy underbelly of the galaxy stuff. It's definitely not bad. My main issue with it is that... Honestly, the character of Han Solo appears extremely stagnant to me. From the start of the film he's a...
by Siege
Tue May 15, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Worldbuilding General Topics
Topic: Shear Anarchy / San Dorado [Worldbuilding Exercise]
Replies: 134
Views: 29958

Re: Shear Anarchy / San Dorado [Worldbuilding Exercise]

The Exchanges Located along Rushlight Street and the Miracle Mile on Shevirat the Exchanges ('the Courts', ‘the Fluster’ or less favourably 'the Dead End') is the main financial district of the city and a notable centre for worldwide trade, both historically and in the present day. The Exchanges ar...
by Siege
Sat May 12, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Official Movie Review Thread
Replies: 715
Views: 130584

Re: Official Movie Review Thread

And I think that's the main part of what annoys me in your review, the meta aspect of it. It comments on a bunch of things that I personally feel are neither here nor there with regards to this movie - people who aren't in it, movies that are yet to follow, things you can glean from sources external...
by Siege
Fri May 11, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Official Movie Review Thread
Replies: 715
Views: 130584

Re: Official Movie Review Thread

I find it odd that you would insist on calling a movie with pretty much all the Avengers in it not an Avengers movie, just because there's not a scene where all of them show up in the same place. It's still the Avengers trying to stop Thanos by doing Avengers things, but it's not the Avengers becaus...
by Siege
Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Coulda Shoulda Woulda
Topic: Random Ideas (Input Requested!)
Replies: 501
Views: 110479

Re: Random Ideas (Input Requested!)

"We're not quite sure what happened to Las Vegas. We know some people made it out of ground zero of the event. We know we sent some people in that never came back, or when they did - well let's just say no-one came back and leave it at that. It helps me sleep at night. We tried other ways too: dron...
by Siege
Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Official Movie Review Thread
Replies: 715
Views: 130584

Re: Official Movie Review Thread

If you're in one of them otheroid countries where Annihilation just shows up on Netflix, you're in luck. 'Cause that's a frickin' cool movie. I got my dose of lingering slow-burn body horror, and some good old 2001-style 'what the fuck is this alien thingo and what's it want we dunno' to go with it....
by Siege
Sat Feb 24, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Official Movie Review Thread
Replies: 715
Views: 130584

Re: Official Movie Review Thread

That fight at least was genuinely exciting, because it was the first time you got to see all the Avengers cut loose in a well choreographed battle against nameless alienoid hordes. Seriously that shot where they zoom from Avenger to Avenger in one glorious continuous CGI splurgefest of a shot is st...
by Siege
Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Official Movie Review Thread
Replies: 715
Views: 130584

Re: Official Movie Review Thread

I really liked Black Panther, it was a fine and fun movie, but it still coulda done without the giant brawl at the end, especially since it felt like there was 20 minutes of politics and character work cut from the final act to make room for a typical superhero fight. So many scenes that went nowher...
by Siege
Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Siege!
Replies: 3
Views: 291

Re: Siege!

They'll print anything these days.

No worries gentlemen, this is all just one small inaugural step in my nine-step plan to have Shirley Manson whisper sweet nothings in my ear. Yes, step six is world domination... Wait, what do you mean, 'wrong Bond movie'?
by Siege
Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Coulda Shoulda Woulda
Topic: Random Ideas (Input Requested!)
Replies: 501
Views: 110479

Re: Random Ideas (Input Requested!)

For the time being, anyway. After all, how would one know for sure that one has well and truly snuffed someone that knows the DIRE SECRETS OF SHANGRI-LA?
by Siege
Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: Coulda Shoulda Woulda
Topic: Random Ideas (Input Requested!)
Replies: 501
Views: 110479

Re: Random Ideas (Input Requested!)

"I know my job, Hugh. I kill the sonovabitch that tries to crush the world. And then I kill the the next, and the next, and the next. That's what I do. I don't particularly like doing it, but I'm very good at it. I'll grant you, the theatrics of immortality didn't come as easy to me as they came to...
by Siege
Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Worldbuilding General Topics
Topic: Sovereigns of the Stars Supreme, revisited
Replies: 819
Views: 145713

Re: Sovereigns of the Stars Supreme, revisited

Question that might have been answered somewhere, but I don't recall the answer to: can sentient computers / AI's / compints also be psions?
by Siege
Wed Dec 20, 2017 12:04 am
Forum: Worldbuilding General Topics
Topic: Shear Anarchy / San Dorado [Worldbuilding Exercise]
Replies: 134
Views: 29958

Re: Shear Anarchy / San Dorado [Worldbuilding Exercise]

Menasha [/size] https://preview.ibb.co/hX72VR/Menasha.png At the heart of San Dorado’s southern sprawl lies the Menasha ghetto district. It stretches from the Blackwall Basin and the river Slate in the east to the Skelton Sink in the west. It’s estimated that nearly a sixth of San Dorado’s populace...
by Siege
Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Coulda Shoulda Woulda
Topic: Random Ideas (Input Requested!)
Replies: 501
Views: 110479

Re: Random Ideas (Input Requested!)

"Jinx and Medley Farley. Born to a bloodline of mercenaries and moonshiners, ringleaders and robber knights, buccaneers and highwaymen. Daughters to the republic's most infamous renegade since Benedict Arnold, the arch-traitor Chaos Farley. Inheritors of a grand family tradition of mayhem and anarc...
by Siege
Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: Coulda Shoulda Woulda
Topic: Random Ideas (Input Requested!)
Replies: 501
Views: 110479

Re: Random Ideas (Input Requested!)

"Jack..? Oh, I can tell you about him. Jackie boy. Good old Jack. It's actually Jackson, like the painter. Did you know that? Sir Jackson Galahad Ridley. After the third time we saved the world they made him a knight. Gotta admit, I was jealous! I had my Medal of Honor, sure, but that ain't exactly...
by Siege
Thu Nov 30, 2017 3:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Official Movie Review Thread
Replies: 715
Views: 130584

Re: Official Movie Review Thread

Like I said, I haven't seen it yet. But at this stage we're treating it like a 'if the weather is utterly terrible on Saturday and we literally can't think of anything else to do we might go see it' type of movie. I mean, I'm reasonably confident we're pretty much the target demographic here. If we ...
by Siege
Wed Nov 29, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Official Movie Review Thread
Replies: 715
Views: 130584

Re: Official Movie Review Thread

I haven't seen Justice League , but everything about it screams 'shortcut' to me. Don't bother introducing the main characters first, don't set up the tesseract mother boxes, don't explore the effects of the death of Superman for any length of time - just skip straight to the part where the big thin...
by Siege
Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Coulda Shoulda Woulda
Topic: Random Ideas (Input Requested!)
Replies: 501
Views: 110479

Re: Random Ideas (Input Requested!)

It took some getting used to ;) . Now I really dig her a lot though, as a sharp juxtaposition to the brawny oorah mandude characters that tend to proliferate in CSW. Not to disparage any of those, but it's also good to have other characters that reflect something beyond just the manly military facets.
by Siege
Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Coulda Shoulda Woulda
Topic: Random Ideas (Input Requested!)
Replies: 501
Views: 110479

Re: Random Ideas (Input Requested!)

"You know, I believe there's two kinds of people in the world. The first, the overwhelming majority of us, are an ordinary lot. We're content with the humdrum of everyday life, quite glad to live out our time free of tumult or turmoil. Oh, when catastrophe strikes we can rise to the occasion, chall...