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 Forum: Art, Writing, and Music   Topic: Stupid Fantasy Cliches

 Post subject: Stupid Fantasy Cliches
Posted: 01 Nov 2004, 3:58 pm 

Replies: 37
Views: 9,589


The Grand List of Fantasy Cliches: by Kathy Pulver and J. S. Burke Inspired by the The Grand List of Overused Science Fiction Clichésby Jon VanSickle. This list, like the SF list that inspired it, is intended only to list various cliches common to the fantasy genre. It is not our intention to say th...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Giving Away Endings

 Post subject: Giving Away Endings
Posted: 01 Nov 2004, 3:55 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 1,766


This could be one of those threads where we give away endings to great movies... my sister used to do this... "And it turned out all this time that Bruce Willis was dead!" "All this time Darth Vader was Luke Skywalker's father!" "Zion was destroyed five times ago and repopulated! The prophecy was a ...

 Forum: Art, Writing, and Music   Topic: Writing song parodies

Posted: 01 Nov 2004, 3:47 pm 

Replies: 13
Views: 1,717


A scene we've seen too often in science fiction and fantasy stories: "You killed my tedious, overused plot device!" "No Luke, I AM your tedious, overused plot device!" "No! It's not possible!" When George Lucas did it, it was the coolest, most outrageous thing he's ever done (which says something) b...

 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: Romantic Lines

 Post subject: Romantic Lines
Posted: 31 Oct 2004, 9:47 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 2,447


Honey, I need you the way President Bush needs English courses... God, the leader of the free world should know how to congregate commonly used verbs... Honey, I need you the way John Kerry needs oratory lessons... he's not perceivably better than Bush... Honey, I need you the way Ralph Nader needs ...

 Forum: Television, Film, and Video   Topic: Whats your best video game ever?

Posted: 31 Oct 2004, 4:09 pm 

Replies: 83
Views: 9,335


I'm very partial to RPGs where your character must make moral choices...

Fable, Fallout, Arcanum, Morrowind... that sort of adventure...

Spiderweb software is pretty good...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What are your plans for Halloween?

Posted: 31 Oct 2004, 7:57 am 

Replies: 16
Views: 2,815


I'm giving out candy dressed as Sherlock Holmes...

How's that for self-reference?

 Forum: Art, Writing, and Music   Topic: Cyberpunk Essay

 Post subject: Cyberpunk Essay
Posted: 30 Oct 2004, 7:51 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 1,483


From Mit.edu "Autism & The Internet" or "It's The Wiring, Stupid" by Harvey Blume 4,987 words posted: july 1, 1997 In the Air Let me start with prime-time TV. On Sunday, May, 4, I turned on Viper, a series built around a multi-ethnic crime fighting team who drive a bullet-proof high speed car from s...

 Forum: Television, Film, and Video   Topic: Aspie Movies?

Posted: 30 Oct 2004, 7:49 am 

Replies: 53
Views: 10,853


The Matrix and the Royal Tenenbaums are good Asperger movies...

The Matrix sequels are crappy... but the original has this lovely cyberpunk ambience...

 Forum: Games and Video Games   Topic: Morrowwind

Posted: 30 Oct 2004, 7:45 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 1,965


Morrowwind is an amazing game...

It's so flexible... you can be a thug, a poet, a wizard, a thief, even a combination of twenty character archetypes...

 Forum: Television, Film, and Video   Topic: Theory: The Day After Tomorrow

Posted: 30 Oct 2004, 7:43 am 

Replies: 16
Views: 5,324


Thanks guys... It would take hundreds, thousands of years to screw up a climate... even if the Bush Family dominates American politics perpetually... Global warming is like meteorites... not a timely threat; but something we should all be aware of in the future... My Dad says that too much CO2 in th...

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: Firefighter Joke

Posted: 30 Oct 2004, 7:02 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 1,971


Thanks...

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: Firefighter Joke

 Post subject: Firefighter Joke
Posted: 30 Oct 2004, 5:41 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 1,971


I know a few firefighters; let me tell you they are among the coolest people on Earth... a rock-star Navy SEAL would almost be as cool as an urban firefighter... Fire-fighting is based on the logic that it is better to burn to death in the accounting or marketing department of a major corporation; t...

 Forum: Computers, Math, Science, and Technology   Topic: Have you written a calculator?

Posted: 27 Oct 2004, 8:35 pm 

Replies: 20
Views: 5,371


I once used BASIC to make a celsius farenheit converter...

So Farenheit 911 equals Celsius 450...

Bung!

 Forum: School and College Life   Topic: Philosophy Joke

Posted: 27 Oct 2004, 7:27 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 2,044


Ideas like utilitarianism and planned economies are not new ideas...

They are old, failed ideas with a single coat of rust paint...

 Forum: School and College Life   Topic: The False Philosophy of Peter Singer- The New Criterion

Posted: 27 Oct 2004, 3:33 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 3,190


Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde by Jenny Teichman The New Criterion home page Dr. Jekyll would not be famous were it not for his connection with Mr. Hyde. Perhaps one reason that Peter Singer’s name is well known, both to students of philosophy and to lay people, is that he is a Jekyll-and-Hyde kind of person...

 Forum: School and College Life   Topic: The False Philosophy of Peter Singer- The New Criterion

Posted: 27 Oct 2004, 3:28 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 3,190


The false philosophy of Peter Singer by Jenny Teichman -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I want to argue that false philosophy can be dangerous, and to suggest that, if circumstances prevent its being refuted in print, it is probably all right, in extre...
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