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Just a reminder that the majority of "crypto journalism" is bought and paid for. "Hey crypto bros! Journalism ≠ advertising" by xtrollingx in CryptoCurrency

[–]Thefriendlyfaceplant 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I like Walton, I really do, but the meaningless hype their fans create for it make people lose out on exciting innovations that truly matter, like BOOBcoin.

Introducing Warhammer Adventures: Tales for Younger Readers by torealis in Warhammer

[–]Thefriendlyfaceplant 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I could take the theme you just named, change the names, cram it in one book and voila.

And without the knowledge of what developed and motivated these characters written in many other books it would be a completely flat story.
That's the beauty of the Horus Heresy, it's so interconnected that each subplot becomes more fleshed out once more books are read. Or to stick with the Solarian plot, Lorgar is the character that is pushed the most into the background, to a newcomer he's the mediator in the conflict and that seems to be the end of it. But with the knowledge of the other books about Lorgar's tragedy, everything he says in his attempt to bring the two other brothers together becomes so much more bittersweet. Sure you could explore the same theme on the surface. But it would require you to write an entire novel that still only scratches the surface at what the HH achieved in a short story. To reach the same amount of depth you wouldn't be able to throw that all into one single novel. It took several of them to establish that amount of nuance for just one character and we're talking three of them with a similarly elaborate background here. It adds depth and flavour to what could be just a short story.
And there's definitely a lot of duds in the Horus Heresy as well. Some of the writers are just plain bad and I tend to avoid them once they disappoint me. But thankfully the skilled ones do make more than up for that, not just in volume but also in being able to wring the few golden nuggets from the shit the untalented colleagues wrote and expand on that.

Introducing Warhammer Adventures: Tales for Younger Readers by torealis in Warhammer

[–]Thefriendlyfaceplant 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What? I never said it took 40 books to explore just one idea. That's retarded. Was that what you were trying to rebuke me on all this time? I said that 40 books allow the exploration of massive characters in a massive universe in such a way that these ideas can be explored without having to establish the whole setting and character from scratch over and over again.
This idea I explained was a minor subplot in one novel of the Horus Heresy. Yet it's effects rippled throughout the rest of the series.

r/bitcoin mods removed top post: "The rich don't need Bitcoin. The poor do" by zcc0nonA in CryptoCurrency

[–]Thefriendlyfaceplant 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Every day it's either a hitpiece on r/btc or r/bitcoin. Keep going guys, looks real good on the crypto scene as a whole.

Introducing Warhammer Adventures: Tales for Younger Readers by torealis in Warhammer

[–]Thefriendlyfaceplant 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Three leaders completely differing in their philosophy together in a joint force bickering and nearly killing each other over the question what to do with the culture and collective knowledge of an opposing civilization once they conquered them.
Magnus, Leman and Lorgar came to this point when they entered the final siege of the Heliosans. It was brilliant.

Doesn't matter if you like it or not, point is you're factually wrong.

Uh, sorry but your fanboyism is blinding you there.

Introducing Warhammer Adventures: Tales for Younger Readers by torealis in Warhammer

[–]Thefriendlyfaceplant 0 points1 point  (0 children)

A volume of books is not a theme, it's a sandbox in which themes can be explored. Thanks in part because it in and of itself is borrowing from the greatest works of sci fi and mythology ensuring that it has all the elements to make big ideas clash with each other.
Star Wars IP is stale as fuck. Even the EU before Disney had its way with it.

So you say... cryptocurrencies have crashed by cecil_X in CryptoCurrency

[–]Thefriendlyfaceplant 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Not just on the coin, but also the timespan. Conveniently juuust right before the pump.

Introducing Warhammer Adventures: Tales for Younger Readers by torealis in Warhammer

[–]Thefriendlyfaceplant -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Name one other universe as vast, elaborate and crazy as the 40k one.

Introducing Warhammer Adventures: Tales for Younger Readers by torealis in Warhammer

[–]Thefriendlyfaceplant 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yet you won't be able to name any alternative novel or series of novel that achieved the same.
This is because 40k is completely unique in it's scope and scale. Without it, an author would have to completely rebuild the universe from scratch before they could even begin to tell the same story.
Even the 40+ novels spanning Horus Heresy, essentially meant as origin story wouldn't be possible without there being a firmly established universe already.

Ken M on NASA by MaddenMan73 in KenM

[–]Thefriendlyfaceplant 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I can understand how the point about how NASA's budget compares to the military is far more important to them and don't want that to get sidetracked.

Laphroaig Select: Review #6 by FillsYourNiche in Scotch

[–]Thefriendlyfaceplant 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I understand this is not the right place to break open this discussion but I saw it in your review and I really have to get this off my chest.
I've stopped adding drops of water to my Scotch. It's an interesting chemical reaction for sure, it has some cool novelty to show to friends. But it lifts all the flavour to the surface which you gobble up in one or two sips, stripping a layer of complexity from what's left. Whiskey is far more satisfying without the gimmick.
I'm glad you didn't add water.

Lawns Are an Ecological Disaster by getthetime in inthenews

[–]Thefriendlyfaceplant 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Paved gardens aren't a solution either. They don't absorb water properly and warm up their surroundings.

Introducing Warhammer Adventures: Tales for Younger Readers by torealis in Warhammer

[–]Thefriendlyfaceplant 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Both Fulgrim and Horus had the magic corrupt sword trope. Which I agree is a bad plot device. But neither corruption can be attributed to those swords alone. Fulgrim had himself locked in a painting even.

Introducing Warhammer Adventures: Tales for Younger Readers by torealis in Warhammer

[–]Thefriendlyfaceplant 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Angel Exterminatus and Fulgrim? They featured the whole fucked up love story between the remembrances and let's not forget angstmeister Perturabo.

Introducing Warhammer Adventures: Tales for Younger Readers by torealis in Warhammer

[–]Thefriendlyfaceplant 7 points8 points  (0 children)

A Thousand Sons is exactly the opposite of how you describe his work.

Sweden distributes 'be prepared for war' leaflet to all 4.8m homes by TheMercian in worldnews

[–]Thefriendlyfaceplant 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Your professors are the ones who messed up then as theories don't need experiments to mean something, robust modelling will work just fine as well.

Sweden distributes 'be prepared for war' leaflet to all 4.8m homes by TheMercian in worldnews

[–]Thefriendlyfaceplant 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Nobody will watch a whole video just to get a few bits of information, video is not a source for scientific data.

That's why I put it on the exact timestamp where he cited his data. Nobody is going to dig into scientific papers either, they'd much rather get the condensed version tailored to the layman, like a TED talk.

Anyhow, now that you posted a text file, I read it and am still unconvinced.

Alright, if that's what your government taught you in their pamphlets then they messed up.

For instance, the Kuwait oil fields that Saddam's troops set afire in the first Gulf War. They burned for months, at the peak they were burning six million barrels of oil per day. Did they result in a global winter? No.

Shows you didn't read the study, or watched the simplified video. Nuclear bombs create pillars of dust particles that enter a layer in an atmosphere where it can keep floating for years due to the lack of precipitation. Completely different from mere ground level fires.

I think this redditor unknowingly just wrote the season 6 script for Silicon Valley. by cyberjunkyfreak in SiliconValleyHBO

[–]Thefriendlyfaceplant 17 points18 points  (0 children)

It's mostly the Dinesh Gilfoye dynamic that has been lame in the last couple of seasons. It worked when they were an equal match but now it's just Gilfoye punching down on some insecure man-child.

I think this redditor unknowingly just wrote the season 6 script for Silicon Valley. by cyberjunkyfreak in SiliconValleyHBO

[–]Thefriendlyfaceplant 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I just realized I have no backup of my archive or my address book and now I'm all sweaty.

Introducing Warhammer Adventures: Tales for Younger Readers by torealis in Warhammer

[–]Thefriendlyfaceplant 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Oh please, Graham McNeill is fantastic. Explores themes and ideas in ways that no other franchise allows.