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  1. In Topic: Anime

    23 October 2021 - 05:08 AM

    Somehow i found out Muv Luv got another adaptation and its an adaptation of the main visual novel.

    Im actually enjoying this a fair bit. Only did one visual novel ever and boy did that one take me for a spin.
  2. In Topic: Canadian Politics

    08 October 2021 - 08:56 PM

    View PostAbyss, on 29 September 2021 - 07:24 PM, said:

    View PostD, on 29 September 2021 - 05:00 PM, said:

    View PostLinearPhilosopher, on 28 September 2021 - 10:37 PM, said:

    Abortion: Oh there is a problem with it for sure, but with tories my expectations are set low. Besides didn't we enshrine a woman's right to abortions in the constitution a little while ago? I'm aware there's still steps to be taken re: getting the abortion and all that paperwork, but it's something thats in our consitution now so I doubt Toole had he been elected would have done much to reverse the progress on this issue.


    Abortion being legal and "right to an abortion" isn't necessarily quite the same thing, but yes abortions are super duper legal now and there's probably no chance whatsoever the Tories would try to overturn that law even if they got a majority. BUT, what you would potentially see from them is things like new laws put in place making it more of a hassle for abortion services to be provided - some U.S. states are like this where abortion is technically legal but there are tons and tons of onerous regulations like the building must meet 100 accessibility criteria, only overqualified surgeons who should be off doing heart transplants are allowed to do the abortion procedure, etc, and the end-result is that hardly any medical clinics can actually meet all these requirements so there's nowhere to actually go for a (legal) abortion.

    That's the sort of bullshit strategies I'd expect the Tories to try to put into place if they had a majority. Not sure about O'Toole specifically, but IIRC weren't some of the Tories talking about "doctors' right to refuse" during their campaign? Definitely a roundabout tactic to try and reduce availability to abortion services.

    And there are a lot of areas in Canada where the closest medical center with any sort of abortion services is half a day's drive away (hope you have a car!) (and often those only have mifegymso, so if you need a surgical abortion (which you probably do, because no one even knows they're pregnant in the first 8 weeks) instead it's even farther!).


    Exactly: they probably can't make it illegal, but they can make it more difficult. Recall Harper insisting the debate was over and done with while individual MPs tried to get private members' bills passed recognizing the rights of the fetus at conception or requiring an independent medical assessment or other nonsense. Again and again, a Tory leader tries to appear moderate or even progressive while their supporters froth at the mouth in the background. I don't care if JT has a drawer full of WE Charity onesies - complete with feet and the little hatch in the back - that he sleeps in nightly, WE Charity was never trying to control women's bodies and give men assault rifles so they can keep up with their buddies down south.



    Fair points.

    View PostAbyss, on 29 September 2021 - 03:44 PM, said:

    View PostLinearPhilosopher, on 28 September 2021 - 10:37 PM, said:

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    Anti vacc: Hes not pro-vaccine enough for my liking which is was the deal breaker for me. But not being pro-vaccine enough is not the same as being full on anti-vac. There's a bit of granulity here.

    And his gun views? *shrug* I'll spare you the rants from my gun friends, but the long and short of it is canada already has extensive rules as to who can, and cannot buy firearms, and the level of hoops that exist are pretty good. The latest legislation for instance as worded bans airsoft guns for instance. Airsoft guns which are heavily used in the movie industry and as a sport and aren't exactly lethal.
    ...


    To my utter shock he participated in the party leaders 'Get the shot' ad... I am reasonably comfortable in saying no prior Tory leader would have ever had the guts to do that, tho reading the room in Alberta and Sask may have gotten him over the hump.

    But his flip flop waffle slide on assault rifles was exactly what it looked like, and no. Just no. No. I don't care if you live in a distant isolated rural community known for its unique local population of rare vampire grizzly bears ridden by indigenous cannibals, you do not need a fncking AK-47 and that's what a chunk of his funding base were demanding.


    You're right in that if you live in the middle of nowhere you don't need an AK-47. You're going to want a hunting rifle cause if you need to kill a bear that made it's way into your kitchen (story from a friend of mine) you're going to want a usable carcass.

    Automatic weapons like Ak-47, are essentially for "hobbyists and collectors" and are basically dangerous toys. Should they be accessible to civilians? Maybe? I don't have particularly strong feelings on it, my issues with gun control though is the latest liberal bill which in typical shoot from the hip legislation, goes too far and affects things that aren't even firearms.
  3. In Topic: Babylon 5

    03 October 2021 - 11:04 PM

    View PostAbyss, on 01 October 2021 - 03:51 PM, said:

    View PostLinearPhilosopher, on 01 October 2021 - 03:19 AM, said:

    Kinda exciting hearing about a complete reboot.

    I also havent watched it in years, curious if closer to the date I should do a re-watch.


    The FX do not age great, the rest of it is fairly timeless and solid.
    Sadly S5 did not improve with age.


    season 5 was still pretty good. The whole telepath arc made for amazing setup. Sadly the story was only consumated in the books (which i've read a few, bester trilogy was interesting)
  4. In Topic: Babylon 5

    01 October 2021 - 03:19 AM

    Kinda exciting hearing about a complete reboot.

    I also havent watched it in years, curious if closer to the date I should do a re-watch.
  5. In Topic: Canadian Politics

    28 September 2021 - 10:37 PM

    View PostQuickTidal, on 27 September 2021 - 12:41 PM, said:

    View PostLinearPhilosopher, on 25 September 2021 - 04:34 PM, said:

    try reading the comment again, O Toole doesn't appeal to the hard line conservatives.


    Implying someone didn't read the comment is an interesting and point less jab. O'Toole very much appeals to the hard line cons even with his centrist talk....because guess what? They vote like a tribe. My whole extended family doesn't exactly like him, but are ALL hardline cons and all voted for him anyways...the only one who didn't is my batshit sister who I heard voted PPC becuase she's in a cult. O'Toole appeals to them anyways, and he purposely rides that line....I mean, this MFer praised Jason fucking Kenney's handling of the Pandemic DAYS before Alberta was revealed to be a predictable dumpster fire.

    View PostLinearPhilosopher, on 25 September 2021 - 04:34 PM, said:

    I'd also like to know where you're getting your information on O'toole


    Would you?

    View PostLinearPhilosopher, on 25 September 2021 - 04:34 PM, said:

    As far as I can see he is


    View PostLinearPhilosopher, on 25 September 2021 - 04:34 PM, said:

    A tory that does acknowledge climate change


    Looks about the same as every other Con...pretty lies not even all that dressed up.

    View PostLinearPhilosopher, on 25 September 2021 - 04:34 PM, said:

    A frequent proven liar- heh... you can say this about any politcian, i think this needs more qualitative information.


    I mean, a little more than normal....but you go off I guess.

    View PostLinearPhilosopher, on 25 September 2021 - 04:34 PM, said:

    Anti-abortion, yeah sadly with tories if they are too socially progressive they don't suceed as tories.


    And you don't see a problem with this? A leader who buckles to party norms that not only go against progressiveness, but try to rewind time? Don't you live in Toronto?

    View PostLinearPhilosopher, on 25 September 2021 - 04:34 PM, said:

    Anti-reconciliation: I don't think we've ever had a PM that did a good job on this issue across the board. It's always been some progress and more of the same.


    There's a difference between "not doing good" and THIS. Sorry, not sorry. Again, he tried to walk this back and even tried to take Trudeau to task on this topic during the campaign....nah bro, sorry you let the cat out of the bag, no one is buying it.


    View PostLinearPhilosopher, on 25 September 2021 - 04:34 PM, said:

    Anti-lgbtq: This one's false hes actually voted in favor of LGBTQ policies even during the harper era.


    He's full tilt withy washy, all the way through. I don't give a shit if he had enough COVER under Harper to vote a way to look good....his clear wishy washiness is disgusting. So no, it's not false if you read between the lines.


    View PostLinearPhilosopher, on 25 September 2021 - 04:34 PM, said:

    Anti -vacc: This one i don't buy as well. He's repeatedly stated he is pro vaccine and wants people to get vaccinated.


    Oh no? This is another one of the things that he peddled to the other side with deafening SILENCE until a few weeks before the election and he swung around and started talking them up. A little too late. If he'd not been forced, he would have said nothing.

    And his gun views...yeah that's not a good and supportive position.

    View PostLinearPhilosopher, on 25 September 2021 - 04:34 PM, said:

    Anyways if there's a positive in this election is the liberals are likely going to be moving JT out so that's a positive.


    They won't. There's nothing inherently wrong with Trudeau. He's just a very milquetoast PM. All of the insane rhetoric from the other side is exactly that. Am I mad that he didn't institute election reform or stick to his original guns on the pipelines and climate? Yep. Which is why I didn't vote for him this time.

    The positive from this election is the PPC splitting the CON vote.

    Beyond ALL this...his two slogans were "Take Canada Back"....a Trumpian slogan (going back to my original point) and I ask..from who? Whatever "other" he invented to appeal to the Cons racist tone?...and then worse was "Secure The Future" which is dripping with well known racist undertones...again which of these two are you okay with?


    Lovely contradiction there at the top. O Toole is many thing but he's definetly not the harper esque tory that appealed to the right wingers and that the right wingers actually like. Sounds more like people voting tories cause of lack of viable options. It's not dissimilar from voting liberal when you're a NDPer/green party voter if you're in a riding where they don't have a chance (like mine... every year i vote NDP knowing of the futility of the act).

    In order top from above

    His green plan is a joke, but there's a difference between being a climate change denier (complete denial of reality) and just someone who lacks the backbone to come to terms with the fact that Alberta's tar sands (where his base is) is incompatible with a green future. It's more of a political thing being he's a tory, less of a "Climate change is a hoax."

    With respect to lying: ahhhh i wish the star wasn't behind a paywall, would love to read the article.Used to read em a fair bit about 20 years ago.

    Abortion: Oh there is a problem with it for sure, but with tories my expectations are set low. Besides didn't we enshrine a woman's right to abortions in the constitution a little while ago? I'm aware there's still steps to be taken re: getting the abortion and all that paperwork, but it's something thats in our consitution now so I doubt Toole had he been elected would have done much to reverse the progress on this issue.

    Anti- reconciliation: Ok fair point you shouldnt in good conscience being saying anything positive about residential schools

    Anti lgbtq: Ty for the link. Good Article. Point conceded.

    Anti vacc: Hes not pro-vaccine enough for my liking which is was the deal breaker for me. But not being pro-vaccine enough is not the same as being full on anti-vac. There's a bit of granulity here.

    And his gun views? *shrug* I'll spare you the rants from my gun friends, but the long and short of it is canada already has extensive rules as to who can, and cannot buy firearms, and the level of hoops that exist are pretty good. The latest legislation for instance as worded bans airsoft guns for instance. Airsoft guns which are heavily used in the movie industry and as a sport and aren't exactly lethal.


    Disagree about your assessment about trudeaus longevity. The fact he didn't win a majority and that when the election was going to happen the liberals were leading and barely made any gains, there's a sizeable part of the party that are going to be doubtful about his ability to bring in a majority or even hold onto his minority come the next election. Im hopeful they start looking at someone who can replace him and give them time to grow into the position before an election. Might get a leader actually capable of making hard decisions when they are warranted by extra-ordinary circumstances.

    Nothing wrong with trudeau? How about that WE charity business... We already have something called the youth summer jobs programs which is a federally run program. Why do we need this random charity that the trudeaus have been engaged with in the past to head this new job initiative.

    There's that whole SNC Lavalin thing which was disgusting, and don't get me started on "2015 is the last first past the post election".

    Or let's just talk about having a vanity election in the middle of a once in a century pandemic.

    Re: Slogans: can't say i care for either slogan. ButI also don't care for any political slogans. It's all rhetoric.

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    Tsundoku 

    01 Apr 2021 - 11:08
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    Tsundoku 

    31 Mar 2020 - 21:04
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    worry 

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    Keep your spoilers off my profile too, while you're at it.
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    worry 

    11 Sep 2012 - 17:41
    Mentioning anything at all that is revealed in later books is a spoiler. It's not all about plot. Explanation enough?
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    amphibian 

    09 Nov 2011 - 04:27
    I worked in a bookstore for a summer in college and came across this plain white galley of MoI. Read it, cuz it was a big honkin' book. Loved it, went GotM and then DG in that order.
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