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by Bal
Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:17 am
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Arizona is a blasted hellscape
Replies: 140
Views: 10991

Re: Arizona is a blasted hellscape

I would still like him executed by being literally thrown under a bus, however. Send him off with the poetic touch we all deserve.
by Bal
Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: What about a thread for good news?
Replies: 94
Views: 7992

Re: What about a thread for good news?

You know, I never really understood ICP and the people who love them, but you're all right, juggalos. Go ahead and make them think twice about showing up lest there be ax violence.
by Bal
Sat Aug 12, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Lord of the Rings: Shadow of War
Replies: 41
Views: 274

Re: Game musings and news

Trolls are actually described by Treebeard as an imitation. I think they're more like golems than a real race though.

It's heavily implied that Manwe uplifted normal eagles to make the giant intelligent kind.
by Bal
Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Lord of the Rings: Shadow of War
Replies: 41
Views: 274

Re: Game musings and news

Right, but "outside" doesn't really mean shit. Outside middle earth? That's space. Outside space? That's Illuvitar's realm, and I'm sure he could sing up some bug spray. As you say though, it's just not explained. Ungoliant is in all of ten pages of the Silmarillion, but people have been o...
by Bal
Fri Aug 11, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Lord of the Rings: Shadow of War
Replies: 41
Views: 274

Re: Game musings and news

Yeah, the main problem with nailing down Shelob's lineage is that nothing Tolkien ever wrote actually nailed down what the fuck Ungoliant actually was. In The Silmarillion Ungoliant is described as "An evil spirit in the form of a spider", which could be a lot of things. Deep lore nuts wil...
by Bal
Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:56 am
Forum: Games
Topic: Lord of the Rings: Shadow of War
Replies: 41
Views: 274

Re: Game musings and news

He has given voice to my thoughts on this. Except that Shelob is unlikely to be a Maiar.
by Bal
Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Oh shit, what are we gonna do now?
Replies: 1069
Views: 49839

Re: Oh shit, what are we gonna do now?

You would think Big Brother could at least lie convincingly.
by Bal
Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: Games
Topic: Lord of the Rings: Shadow of War
Replies: 41
Views: 274

Lord of the Rings: Shadow of War

So the new Lord of the Rings: Arkham Asylum game has decided to give SHELOB a sexy lady form and I am so angry in so many different ways as both a human and a nerd . Shelob isn't even a fucking spider! She's the last daughter of Ungoliant, a literal manifestation of darkness. She's evil in an eleme...
by Bal
Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Oh shit, what are we gonna do now?
Replies: 1069
Views: 49839

Re: Oh shit, what are we gonna do now?

They don't have to go against an order from the President, because while the President can give them orders in the capacity of commander in chief, he doesn't set internal military policy.
by Bal
Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:07 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Videogame music appreciation thread
Replies: 102
Views: 7069

Re: Videogame music appreciation thread

by Bal
Sat Jul 29, 2017 5:37 am
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Oh shit, what are we gonna do now?
Replies: 1069
Views: 49839

Re: Oh shit, what are we gonna do now?

I love the delivery. Right to McConnell's face

by Bal
Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Animotion and Car Tunes
Replies: 144
Views: 11246

Re: Animotion and Car Tunes

Rocko's Modern Life is getting a special and holy shit they haven't skipped a beat.

by Bal
Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: Your Facebook Timeline
Topic: Shittier Days
Replies: 276
Views: 19054

Re: Shittier Days

So, I've been estranged from my father for about twelve years, and to my mind the longer that lasted the better, but then it was discovered that he had a tumor in his head the size of a orange, and about two weeks after that, while I was figuring out what to say to him, he died. That was about a wee...
by Bal
Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Arizona is a blasted hellscape
Replies: 140
Views: 10991

Re: Arizona is a blasted hellscape

McCain has been a fantastic advocate for the state of Arizona, and the people who live here owe much to him, even the ones he probably doesn't like. He's also a legit war hero, who displayed levels of courage as a captive I'm sure I couldn't match. The nice things having been said however, he's a st...
by Bal
Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Our Boys In Blue
Replies: 353
Views: 25400

Re: Our Boys In Blue

The solution is to fix the battery life, leave the on/off switches there, but have them do nothing but record attempts to use them.
by Bal
Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Rooty-tooty point and shootys
Replies: 148
Views: 9844

Re: Rooty-tooty point and shootys

Aikido is provably trash that doesn't even involved sparring. If you want to defend yourself, learn a martial art that actually has merit against people who want to hurt you. Muay Thai, jiu jitsu, Judo, even certain schools of Taekwondo, basically anything that can form the basis for an MMA fighter ...
by Bal
Tue Jul 18, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Rooty-tooty point and shootys
Replies: 148
Views: 9844

Re: Rooty-tooty point and shootys

I was being glib when I alluded to shooting cops outright. I just don't fully understand the reasoning that one should disarm one's self completely in the face of oppression, so as to not give the oppressor an excuse. Mainly because they don't need an excuse, they're oppressing you, that's the excuse.
by Bal
Tue Jul 18, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: GOP Will Shit Itself
Replies: 531
Views: 32466

Re: GOP Will Shit Itself

They did put the End Stage Renal Disease Program in place under Nixon, but that was awhile ago.
by Bal
Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:51 am
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Rooty-tooty point and shootys
Replies: 148
Views: 9844

Re: Rooty-tooty point and shootys

So you are arguing that because people want to kill them, they should refrain from arming themselves. Despite the fact that most incidents did not involve armed minorities, or because of it? I get that the cops are the racists in this scenario, I just don't get why you don't want to shoot them.
by Bal
Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Doctor Who
Replies: 254
Views: 22576

Re: Doctor Who

That was a fantastic finale. I actually like the symmetry of Missy's story who else would kill the Master? The Doctor never would.