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    Funny events in anti-woke world

    That, and evidently this particular subpoena was for a hearing scheduled for today, with the plaintiffs seeking an injunction on legislation that is scheduled to go into effect on Thursday. https://www.texastribune.org/2022/09/26/texas-attorney-general-ken-paxton-subpoena-abortion-lawsuit/
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    Dalisclock plays through the Dragon Age Trilogy and makes a lot of running commentary along the way. Spoilers abound.

    Small spoiler: You can easily have a full Warden party in the Awakening DLC.
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    Dalisclock plays through the Dragon Age Trilogy and makes a lot of running commentary along the way. Spoilers abound.

    I'd argue that it could be written as a major subplot, but I take your meaning.
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    Dalisclock plays through the Dragon Age Trilogy and makes a lot of running commentary along the way. Spoilers abound.

    Point stands. Imagine if the way you learned about Cerberus was the same way Miranda did, that Cerberus was your origin and point of contact with humanity, and that in ME1 you primarily knew the rough moral equivalent of the Lazarus cell (let's say a special task force that gave the human hero...
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    Dalisclock plays through the Dragon Age Trilogy and makes a lot of running commentary along the way. Spoilers abound.

    Cerberus had the problem of initially being written as a standard one note, obviously-wrong, 'stupid evil' background antagonist in ME1, not terribly different than - for instance - all the 'token evil groups' for each of the races in Guild Wars 2 (Sons of Svanir, Inquest, White Mantle, Flame...
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    Dalisclock plays through the Dragon Age Trilogy and makes a lot of running commentary along the way. Spoilers abound.

    Yeah, Bioware's always been pretty bad about that. In Jade Empire, the Closed Fist was supposed to champion tough love to foster independence and self-sufficiency, but at the end of the day it was mostly just being a dick. The Dark Side in KoTOR and SWTOR was similarly 'dickish for dickishness...
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    Dalisclock plays through the Dragon Age Trilogy and makes a lot of running commentary along the way. Spoilers abound.

    Mmm. I get it. For my part, I saw her as playing up the 'tough guy' angle and I liked challenging her on her beliefs, with the adventure helping to illustrate that the kinder mentality she dismissed as weak was much stronger than she gave it credit for. "You believe in survival of the...
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    The last thing we watched, cartoon/animu edition

    As an official organization fulfilling their official mandate, they are part of that status quo, not opposed to it. Regardless, I care little for whether or not you would give them the label of "authoritarian". My objection was to you characterizing them as "deemed terrorists and hunted" (in...
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    Dalisclock plays through the Dragon Age Trilogy and makes a lot of running commentary along the way. Spoilers abound.

    Funnily enough, Dragon Age goes about as well as Adventure Time. While it's called the Dark Ritual, the functional impact is that the soul of the 'old god' is cleansed and in the passenger seat of the kid's mind. Kid's evidently aware of its presence and speaks a little cryptically, but is...
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    The last thing we watched, cartoon/animu edition

    First season focused on the Laughing Man and his imitators (ultimately including politicians and companies that used him as a scapegoat to hide their own dirty laundry). Season 2 was the one that focused on the "Individual Eleven". Ok, recap: Ghost in the Shell focuses on a Japanese...
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    The last thing we watched, cartoon/animu edition

    Towards the second point: ...Are you actually serious? Section 9 was a counter-terrorist task force that got framed as terrorists by the dirty politicians whose corruption they were blowing the lid on at the end of the first season, and ended with the rule of law prevailing, the crooked...
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    Discuss and Rate the Last Film You Watched

    Short version? About 45 minutes long, focuses on a young lamb. Starts off about as happy as Bambi...and then things take a hard turn when a wolf kills Chirin's mother, at which point it becomes a cautionary tale about revenge (albeit with a few "Ok, but why though?" story beats that belie its...
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    Discuss and Rate the Last Film You Watched

    ...Not going to lie, after that review, I'm kinda curious about how you'd react to Chirin's Bell.
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    Your "What were they thinking." Moment while you were playing a game.

    True. But still, I turned the stuff off probably no later than meeting Morrigan because it annoyed me so much.
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    Your "What were they thinking." Moment while you were playing a game.

    Inspired by Dalisclock's thread on his playthrough: The persistent blood spatters in Dragon Age. For starters, they're annoyingly low effort. If the game decides you got hit by blood, you're suddenly covered in it from head to toe, with the same pattern across every model, which just looks...