Hill_Watcher

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    • Hill_Watcher

      Dammit Podcast, you've ruined arguments

      3 years ago

      Your voices have replaced my internal monologue when I read long, argumentative comment threads. Gus is usually the OP, Burnie is the "I agree, but..." guy, and various other podcast regulars take up the others. Brandon is always the one who is most wrong.

    • Hill_Watcher

      Fuck the Jedi

      4 years ago

      The jedi waste their powers. They sit around trying to achieve their so-called "balance" through passive-agressive speeches to their underlings. In their perfect world, no one does anything until every possible outcome is divined and analyzed.

      They criticize impulsiveness. They would rather sit and watch the world burn than pick up a bucket of water. They are so absolutist they wouldn't start a controlled fire to deprive a problematic forest fire of fuel.

      Jedi always insist on their neutrality and their fight against evil. If you're not Lawful Good, Lawful Neutral, Neutral Good, or True Neutral they brand you as a Sith and cast you out of the order.

      Including Chaotic Good.

      Especially Chaotic Good.

      Those who have that alignment quickly realize how terrible the Jedi order truly is. The Jedi still call them traitors and have them killed for their opposition, but they only oppose the Order itself.


      Not to mention the whole sex thing...

    • Hill_Watcher

      Blatant begging for a beta code

      5 years ago

      Halo: Reach Halo: Reach Halo: Reach Halo: Reach Halo: Reach Halo: Reach Halo: Reach Halo: Reach Halo: Reach Halo: Reach Halo: Reach Halo: Reach Halo: Reach Halo: Reach Halo: Reach Halo: Reach Halo: Reach Halo: Reach

      FOR THE LOVE OF GOD PLEASE GIVE ME A CODE!!!! smiley11.gifsmiley11.gifsmiley11.gifsmiley11.gif

      I want it so badly.

    • Hill_Watcher

      So close to a "Friends and Family" code

      5 years ago

      A guy I was following on Twitter was giving out Friends and Family codes as prizes for answering random trivia. This morning, he posted a code with only one letter missing. I guessed it within about a minute of the Tweet, but some asshole had already grabbed it.

      I so want extra Beta time. Finals are getting in the way of the first 3 days of the public beta, so I only really get 14 days instead of the full 17.

    • Hill_Watcher

      I only actually gave #2

      5 years ago

      Today at breakfast, I entered the tail end of a conversation between some friends that was about taking the bible literally. One of the literalists said that they (literalists) had no problem with dinosaurs and humans living together. To prove that dinosaurs lived with humans, he cited the fact that dragons have been referenced for centuries and that there are accounts of people killing them to prove it.

      OK, two things here:

      1] The first half of his argument (the living together part) is synonymous with treating The Flintstones like a documentary. If we assume that the world was created after the development of agriculture, it stands to reason that humans would have tried to domesticate SOME of the dinosaurs. And generally, when we domesticate an animal, the population of that animal explodes (e.g. cats, dogs, cattle, etc.).

      1a] The reason the literalist gave for there being no more dinosaurs (dragons) today is that they were mean so god killed them. Which means, that god ended life on this planet after the biblical flood, contrary to the decree at the end of the Noah story.

      1ai] And since there are stories of Medieval knights killing dragons, it would have been in the last six or seven hundred years, which means that we should have more than just stories of Brave Knights killing dragons. I'll come back to this in a bit.

      1b] In philosophy there is something called the Divine Command Theory, which basically says that God commands what is right and what is wrong. The Theory of Natural Law says about the same thing, but without namechecking God specifically. Generally, these are used by the devout and strongly religious to justify their actions (an entirely different discussion). Both of these theories fall apart because there is clearly evil in the world and God, being omniscient, omnipotent, and omnibenevolent, would not allow evil in the world. God killing something because it was mean violates both of these oft used theories.

      2] Do you think anyone has ever killed a dragon? Someone has obviously told a story about how they did, but knowing human nature, can you honestly say that they were telling the truth? We know that people have been finding fossils for a very long time. If someone (lets call him Jimmy) in France circa 1024 CE came across* the fossilized skull of a triceratops, he would have no idea what it was. For Jimmy, it would be reasonable to assume that he found the skull of some terrible beast who once roamed this land and died there. Not wanting to pass up a great opportunity for profit, Jimmy would go to his village and tell everyone there how he killed this great dragon and they should give him money to keep doing it to keep the village safe. Right away, the villagers would doubt that Jimmy had actually killed such a monster and would ask him to prove it, at which point Jimmy would guide them to the fossils he found all the while telling the people following about how dangerous a dragon was even after death and why he couldn't have taken them here sooner. They reach the fossil in question and Jimmy is heralded as a hero and when the king's scribe comes through the town the villagers have Jimmy tell his awesome story of awesomeness to the scribe and so we have the story of the Brave Knight Jimmy killing Ahernithon the King of Dragons.

      Meanwhile, the Chinese had stories of how the great snakelike dragons ruled the land thousands of years in the past. Really, it just means that Cai (our Chinese Jimmy) found the skeleton of an earth bound god. And then the local medicine men sold the bones of Ao Shun as magical cures.

      2a] The Greek Hydra would exemplify this, especially if several skeletons were found together


      There was no rebuttal to 2.



      *How Medieval people could find dinosaur fossils:
      OPTION 1: A river is diverted for agriculture and the new path of the river crosses over a fossil bed and the flow of water erodes the layers of earth above the fossils, eventually exposing them and letting Jimmy find them.
      OPTION 2: A king has ordered a castle built. The serfs are digging away for the foundation and Jimmy finds a T-Rex skull. This time, King Greg tells Jimmy and his fellow workers that he killed the dragon and is having a castle built on the spot where he did it.

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