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About TychoCelchuuu

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  1. Recently completed video games

    I'm kind of interested in someone who has only ever played 7 games, if those are the 7 games.
  2. I've pretty much given up hope for book 3 after book 2 and after meditating on stuff a bit, but back when I read book 1 my assumption and my hope was that by the end of book 3 it would become clear that Kvothe is either lying or at least selectively reporting like 70% of the story, and the 30% that's true is all about how terribly he fucked everything up, and how everything is now awful forever and it's all a shitshow. The evil tree and the framing narrative still leave this possibility open, so chances are book 3's gonna clinch it all, but I've become more and more convinced over time that Rothfuss is on Kvothe's side in all this, which, if true, means that there's no way it'll wrap up by demonstrating that he's been a huuuuuge shitheel all along.
  3. Jeff Goldblum

    I'm going to resist the temptation to turn this into a steamed hams meme thread, but I'll note that I've found many of them pretty enjoyable. There's a lot of craftsmanship that goes into some of the videos.
  4. Jeff Goldblum

  5. Jeff Goldblum

  6. Is It Wrong To Eat Meat?

    Right, there are basically always schisms on religious topics like this, so it's not like it's 100% clear cut (so it's relatively different from the way halal meat is produced, which is a 100% clear cut right across the jugular, sometimes without stunning the animal first, which is not a thrilling way to die). But the general idea is that you can't just buy halal meat and assume you're doing anything helpful from an animal rights perspective. There's probably a better chance you're doing something that's positively worse, and the most likely possibility is that you're doing something which is no different from the status quo. And because the status quo includes continual torture up until death for most animals, one might reasonably take issue with the status quo and on that basis refrain from purchasing meat.
  7. Is It Wrong To Eat Meat?

    Unfortunately, although it sounds like that person has great intentions, it could be that they're just parroting some nonsense they heard one time. The only slaughter rules that I know much about, which are kosher and halal, tend to be at best a wash, and at worst they lead to a lot of agony for the animals that get slaughtered.
  8. Is It Wrong To Eat Meat?

    Can you say more about where you heard this? My impression is that the main requirement for halal meat is that the animal be slaughtered by cutting its throat, and because there's no requirement that it be stunned first, many animals die extremely painful deaths. I've never heard of anything about providing good lives for animals.
  9. Is It Wrong To Eat Meat?

    I might be alone in this, but I think it's a little rude to show up in a thread that's explicitly an ongoing conversation (i.e. this is not a "show off your latest work" thread or a "post funny pictures" thread or whatever) and just ignore everything so that you can write your own opinion. We've covered this sort of thing already, and if you're not interested in engaging with the conversation, it's not clear what business you have posting in the thread in the first place. If you just want to drop knowledge bombs on the rest of us and who gives a fuck what we've got to say, perhaps you could start a new thread with your pronouncements rather than bumping an old one for no reason.
  10. Important If True 53: Alexa, Destroy Me

    The Nick stuff is great. And my wine question from two weeks ago seems to really have legs!
  11. A BotW video

    I classify it as "unashamed uninformed blatant shilling." And by shilling I don't mean a British coin!
  12. Movie/TV recommendations

    I think the entire distinction is pointless no matter what it means, but I was just curious what @Patrick R meant because it sounded different from the usual definition (which I agree is typically applied to books, not to movies, probably because the distinction is more noticeable in a book, where any technology has to be explained with words, whereas a movie can just show a science thing on screen for five seconds). I also forgot that Snowpiercer had a perpetual motion machine - if I had remembered that, I wouldn't have labeled it hard sci-fi.
  13. Movie/TV recommendations

    I think so. Usually "hard sci-fi" means there's an attempt to be (more or less) scientifically plausible, whereas non-hard sci-fi doesn't make the attempt. So for instance something like Star Trek or Star Wars wouldn't be hard sci-fi, because it's basically just space magic that does whatever it needs to for the story, whereas Gravity and Inception would be hard sci-fi because they don't continually break the laws of physics or rewrite the rules of technology in each scene. Thus typically Under the Skin would go in the non-hard sci-fi category because the little technology that's in there is basically magic, whereas Snowpiercer would be hard sci-fi because it's pretty much just a big train.
  14. Movie/TV recommendations

    What makes Under the Skin "hard" sci-fi but Inception, Snowpiercer, and Gravity not "hard" sci-fi?