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General Discussion / Re: some thoughts on cultural appropriation
« Last post by arthwollipot on May 28, 2017, 08:48:03 PM »
Like I said long before this thread ceased to have any meaningful dialogue, a real problem exists that isn't helped by people getting upset over the most extreme and fringe issues.

The bold just seems like an unnecessary jab. You might find everything discussed since page X meaningless but it doesn't mean others do. If that's the case then you're free to stay clear of the thread and sneer at us from the outside.  :-\
Well that's exactly what I've been doing.

Until I saw something that I felt like replying to, at which point I re-joined the conversation.
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Member Creations / Re: Sci-Fi story help
« Last post by arthwollipot on May 28, 2017, 08:43:54 PM »
I have a general writing question. When there is a conversation and a lot of one liners, (for example: Jack says, "the Earth is flat." Jane responds, "No it is not!") are you suppose to start a new paragraph whenever you switch speakers. That is what I remember being taught but in some novels, I don't see the authors doing that.
Yes, when you switch speakers, you generally start a new paragraph. That's the rule.

Of course it's totally okay to break this rule when you have a dramatic and/or stylistic reason for doing so.
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Religion / Philosophy Talk / Re: [US] Child Marriage
« Last post by Desert Fox on May 28, 2017, 08:41:44 PM »
Discussing this on another board and somebody brought a New Hampshire bill which attempted to increase marriage age.
Most of the state Republicans voted to table it. I don't understand how that would even be a Republican point of view.

https://legiscan.com/NH/rollcall/HB499/id/600555
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TV & Movies / Re: Rate the last movie you just saw.
« Last post by xenu on May 28, 2017, 08:34:11 PM »
Alien: Covenant 7/10

An okay ride. Doesn't over promise like Prometheus. Some idiot plot moments but I guess maybe I can excuse as they're spacers not scientists sent specifically to deal with new life.

Hated it. I even though it was worse then Prometheus.
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Member Creations / Re: Sci-Fi story help
« Last post by 2397 on May 28, 2017, 08:32:58 PM »
I'd say go for whichever feels like it flows better.

Then get a second opinion.
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Member Creations / Re: Sci-Fi story help
« Last post by Desert Fox on May 28, 2017, 08:24:42 PM »
I have a general writing question. When there is a conversation and a lot of one liners, (for example: Jack says, "the Earth is flat." Jane responds, "No it is not!") are you suppose to start a new paragraph whenever you switch speakers. That is what I remember being taught but in some novels, I don't see the authors doing that.
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Maybe they love their crackers and wine.
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OTOH, by the time we're able to actually send people to the moons of Jupiter or Saturn, those microbes will have evolved into something that will eat our astronauts and we'll still never know. Until they come here to kick our butts for sending all those submarines to their pristine ocean.
Evolution like that takes many millions of years. We'll be there before then.
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Podcast Episodes / Re: Episode #620
« Last post by Crash on May 28, 2017, 07:44:47 PM »
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General Discussion / Re: So the SGU is the larrgest skeptical outlet in the world
« Last post by 2397 on May 28, 2017, 07:35:41 PM »
It's a lot for a podcast run by volunteers. It's not a lot for something that's the largest in a movement that is relevant and necessary throughout society.

There's probably a Finnish soap opera that has a larger audience. Or I can look that guess up, and see that according to wikipedia, yes, that is the case. Peaking at 783 000 viewers for the 2015-2016 season.
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