Monthly Archives: January 2014

giraffepoliceforce:

I really want a science fiction story where aliens come to invade earth and effortlessly wipe out humanity, only to be fought off by the wildlife.

They were expecting military resistance. They weren’t counting on bears.

War of the Worlds has the aliens defeated by a virus that they somehow missed in their planning. 

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Some Answers to Questions

No, I’m not a ‘brony’.  Obviously I have watched the show, and I think it’s very good.  Well written, distinctive characters, bright and colorful, and lots of fun crazy stuff that happens.  But I only watched it because of people comparing the character Fluttershy to Aerie from Baldur’s Gate 2,

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sonneillonv:

#THE ONLY POSSIBLE EXPLANATION.

That’s typically how The Riddler’s riddles go… the answer usually involves a machine gun, or a bomb.

Great guy though. Wonderful sense of humour.

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Sci-Fi Aliens

synchodai:

Sci-fi pet peeve #1: Treating different species of alien like they’re just a different race of human,.

It’s a common criticism of sci-fi; the lack of any real alien aliens.  Just humans with make-up and and a vagina stuck on their head or something like that. 

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realityhelix:

For reference, we have 128 different species of snake in North America. 

That’s a lot. Do you need that many? Maybe send some of them to other countries that are lacking in the snake department.

Although, like I was saying,

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Snakes

realityhelix:

I have just looked it up. There are a grand total of three different kinds of snakes in Britain, and the only one I guessed right was the Adder.

Adders, the most famous being the Black, Grass Snakes, Smooth Snakes. There’s also the Slow Worm,

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Why is “Dick” the nickname for people called “Richard”?

synchodai:

Why is “Dick” the nickname for people called “Richard”?

Nothing to do with willies; that doesn’t seem to have started until around the nineteenth century, whereas Dick = Richard has been around much longer.  It’s  probably just that other short forms of Richard are things like Rich and Rick,

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