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    What made you sad today?

    I'm no more sad than I usually am. That is, cripplingly depressed under whatever circumstances I can find.
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    Say One Thing About The Country You Live In

    Country: Scotland Pointless information: It takes a hardy man to wear a kilt in the Highlands, where the thistles are knee-high.
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    Poll: World War Three.

    I have a feeling the Warsaw Pact would have a pretty decent advantage given that it has very few reasons to spare anyone. If the Pact was clever about it then there would be a large amount of bickering to be done before any attack against them was made - for example, covert 'salami' tactics...
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    The last time you said you loved someone

    I have never said I love you to anyone. Seriously. Not even family. Well, I might have when I was a kid, but that doesn't count.
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    iOS game lets you beat your boyfriend

    I too was a victim of domestic abuse, but to be honest I'm hesitant about pulling it from the shelves. I don't expect things I get offended by to be condemned universally, and I don't want to ruin anyone else's picnic. I seriously doubt this will encourage anyone to begin their own crusade...
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    Poll: Do you enjoy poetry?

    I have a love/hate relationship with poetry. I like reading poems. I have a vast collection of anthologies, and I've been published in one myself. However.. I don't like it when other people analyse poetry and try to explain it. Literature in general is filled with this - anticipating the...
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    "Heroics" that left a bad taste in your mouth

    Going around Panau in Just Cause 2, blowing up water towers and electric transformers in the civilian towns and cities. I guess it's to stir up resentment for the regime, but to be honest... well, I'm reading too much into it, especially in a game in which I can skyjack a military jet and fly...
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    Poll: So what do you call it: Soft Drink, Pop, Soda, Soda Pop?

    I use coke as a generic umbrella term for this sort of thing. "coke" itself doesn't specify what you want; saying "coca-cola" does. That said, I don't drink it much any more anyway.
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    Games you own, but have no desire to play.

    Dead Space and its sequel. I bought it in a moment of weakness and I just... really don't want to play them.
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    Your most hated fictional character?

    Luke Skywalker from Star Wars. I mean, his dad wasn't exactly great, but Luke whines like a small dog stuck in a locked room. He doesn't seem to fit my view of a man capable of saving the galaxy. Han Solo, on the other hand... In fact, extend this to the Jedi in general. A bunch of...
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    Poll: An offer: $2.5 million for literally everything you own

    All the things I own are likely worth more than $2.5 million, to be honest. Even if it isn't, I don't think that would be enough to get me to sell everything. Now, up the offer to ten million and we'll talk. It's a more psychologically satisfying number - and with that much I can buy a tank and...
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    Your personal mantra.

    De Omnibus Dubitandum. Doubt everything. One of Karl Marx's favourite sayings, and I want to engrave it on something and have it on my desk.
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    Games that need a HD remake or collection

    I've always maintained that KOTOR 1 and 2 would make great re-releases. Perhaps they'd release the finished game this time.
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    Terrible design choices in otherwise excellent games?

    The cover system in Red Orchestra 2. It's certainly better done than in other games, but it often doesn't work. Besides which - having managed to open the game and get to a point where I can get some cover, I think I'm more than capable of doing it myself.
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    Poll: Start a family! Who wants children?

    I want to go through all the trials and tribulations of having a child: my father an I never really had any dynamic past eating together in the evenings and occasionally going to watch cricket together, and I never had any cause to confide in him. I'd want a child who needed a father to step up...