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    In other news (Which is more positive and no murder), I'm thinking of making my own lore and version of my Dungeons and Dragons 3.5 Dragon Deities which I also included my homebrew Dragon Deity, Selena.

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    Selena is an Intermediate Dragon Deity. She's the wife of Io. She created her 11 Dragon Deity Children: Bahamut, Tamara, Hlal, Tiamat, Faluzure, Garyx, Astilabor, Chronepsis, Sardior, Lendys and Aasterinian. She appears to be a Great Wyrm Force Dragon. Her alignment is True Neutral.


    Each Dragon Deity ruled a plane of their own and it's very different than D&D version.
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    gel cells, right?
    Sure, we'll go with that.
    (I couldn't come up with a better equivalent for "heart on one's sleeve".)

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    Quote Originally Posted by DataNinja View Post
    Sure, we'll go with that.
    (I couldn't come up with a better equivalent for "heart on one's sleeve".)
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    Ah, I know that pain too well. Haven't grown my hair out in the last year because of it.

    Anyway, time to go back to laughing at Good Omens. I love that book.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anonymouswizard View Post
    Ah, I know that pain too well. Haven't grown my hair out in the last year because of it.

    Anyway, time to go back to laughing at Good Omens. I love that book.
    Good Omens is also a TV show on Netflix.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bartmanhomer View Post
    Good Omens is also a TV show on Netflix.
    I don't know if that's intentional or not...

    But in all seriousness, the book is significantly better, mainly because it can afford to gone longer scenes to some characters (W, F, P, just for starters) and is able to set up some jokes far in advance.

    Actually, you know what? The first half of Episode 3 isn't great, give me MEALS^TM, give me more development of Crowley being evil, give me the ambiguity over who the White Rider is, and give me more focus on the Them, instead of showhorning lines from the Dramatis Personae into dialogue. Have Aziraphale stealing Crowley''s angel cake sheet finishing his deviled eggs, the show version is too nice! While some bits of the show are great (such as changing the Wasabi into a Reliant Robin) it's just missing so much of the book that made me laugh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anonymouswizard View Post
    I don't knot if that's intentional or not...
    I laughed, but I'm chalking it up to honest mistake.

    Bartmanhomer, Good Omens is actually on Amazon Video.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peelee View Post
    I laughed, but I'm chalking it up to honest mistake.

    Bartmanhomer, Good Omens is actually on Amazon Video.
    Oh really? I thought it was on Netflix. My bad.

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    Case window to the processor?
    Well, yeah, but hearts apparently just keep one alive, rather than anything to do with decision-making, so, had to go with something along those lines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DataNinja View Post
    Well, yeah, but hearts apparently just keep one alive, rather than anything to do with decision-making, so, had to go with something along those lines.
    Ahh. You're looking for the heatsink, then!
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    Better then any alternative, eh?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peelee View Post
    Ahh. You're looking for the heatsink, then!
    But... the heat sink's supposed to be exposed. I don't think a heart is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DataNinja View Post
    But... the heat sink's supposed to be exposed. I don't think a heart is.
    Nah, the heats king is just supposed to get everything circulated well, but is still as internal as it gets. Pretty good analog for the heart, I say!

    Now if you want to get a non-silly answer, I'd say heart-on-sleeve would be comparable to stickers on the case bragging about what's inside.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peelee View Post
    Nah, the heats king is just supposed to get everything circulated well, but is still as internal as it gets. Pretty good analog for the heart, I say!
    Fair enough. I was considering, like, fans and whatnot part of the system, but that'd I guess be more like the lungs. Organs are hard, okay???
    Now if you want to get a non-silly answer, I'd say heart-on-sleeve would be comparable to stickers on the case bragging about what's inside.
    Bragging? Well, okay... "Non-organic components."

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    Quote Originally Posted by DataNinja View Post
    Fair enough. I was considering, like, fans and whatnot part of the system, but that'd I guess be more like the lungs. Organs are hard, okay???
    I'm trying to be as wrong as possible while still kind of being right, a bit of confusion is expected.

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    Bragging? Well, okay... "Non-organic components."
    We literally separated chemistry into two categories, "stuff with carbon" and "stuff without carbon," because of just how much stuff has it. So yeah, that's definitely bragging rights!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peelee View Post
    I'm trying to be as wrong as possible while still kind of being right, a bit of confusion is expected.
    Well, I must say, you do a fine job of still being technically right while being entertainingly wrong. I think that's what it is, at least? I dunno, something.

    Honest Tiefling still wins in the unpredictability department, though.

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    Well, I must say, you do a fine job of still being technically right while being entertainingly wrong.
    Always nice to know my efforts are working as intended. Thanks!
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    That's why I said that I didn't know if it was an intentional mistake on Bartmanhomer's part.

    Anyway, I just finished Good Omens, and this is going to be spoilered and heavily edited because I've got some complaints about the ending and boy is this hard to deal with.

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    First off, Adam's biological dad's big scene. While I get the desire to have him turn up, the scene doesn't feel as nice as it does in the book where it's a subconcious move by Adam. In the series he's all 'you're not my dad', but the book made the point much better: Adam is told that his dad is coming, immediately assumes it's Mr Young because that's who he's viewed as his dad all these years, and subconciously warps reality to make it so he appears instead of Satan. Especially as, like everything, it paled before what the book made me think of when Satan was mentioned, which was a majestic, beautiful, and commanding figure to fit with one of the novel's themes.

    Which brings me to my second point. If I may quote the book for a moment
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    In one sense there was just clear air overhead. In another, stretching off to infinity, were the hosts of Heaven and Hell, wingtip to wingtip. If you looked really closely, and had been specially trained, you could tell the difference.
    Demons throught the series are presented as relatively ugly, filthy, and generally unpleasant looking, which is not how they're presented in the book. The book, as the quote shows, makes a rather big deal of heaven and hell being incredibly similar, building up to that final point where to the ordinary observer they might as well look exactly the same when going all out. I'd have prefered it if the demons had been at least somewhat more subtle, wearing suits or at least clean clothing, and going more for a 'fallen angel' look than a 'middle ages peasant with extra disease and flies' style.

    Anyway, I don't think I can safely go further on that topic. Plus I'm shattered.
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    That's why I said that I didn't know if it was an intentional mistake on Bartmanhomer's part.

    Anyway, I just finished Good Omens, and this is going to be spoilered and heavily edited because I've got some complaints about the ending and boy is this hard to deal with.

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    First off, Adam's biological dad's big scene. While I get the desire to have him turn up, the scene doesn't feel as nice as it does in the book where it's a subconcious move by Adam. In the series he's all 'you're not my dad', but the book made the point much better: Adam is told that his dad is coming, immediately assumes it's Mr Young because that's who he's viewed as his dad all these years, and subconciously warps reality to make it so he appears instead of Satan. Especially as, like everything, it paled before what the book made me think of when Satan was mentioned, which was a majestic, beautiful, and commanding figure to fit with one of the novel's themes.

    Which brings me to my second point. If I may quote the book for a moment


    Demons throught the series are presented as relatively ugly, filthy, and generally unpleasant looking, which is not how they're presented in the book. The book, as the quote shows, makes a rather big deal of heaven and hell being incredibly similar, building up to that final point where to the ordinary observer they might as well look exactly the same when going all out. I'd have prefered it if the demons had been at least somewhat more subtle, wearing suits or at least clean clothing, and going more for a 'fallen angel' look than a 'middle ages peasant with extra disease and flies' style.

    Anyway, I don't think I can safely go further on that topic. Plus I'm shattered.
    It's what a minor mistake. I thought Good Omens was on Netflix but Peelee corrected me that Good Omens was on Amazon Prime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bartmanhomer View Post
    It's what a minor mistake. I thought Good Omens was on Netflix but Peelee corrected me that Good Omens was on Amazon Prime.
    No, I know, but because there was the relatively high profile petition I had no way to know if it was a minor mistake or a clever joke.
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    So here I am, trapped in my laboratory, trying to create a Mechabeast that's powerful enough to take down the howling horde outside my door, but also won't join them once it realizes what I've done...twentieth time's the charm, right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bartmanhomer View Post
    It's what a minor mistake. I thought Good Omens was on Netflix but Peelee corrected me that Good Omens was on Amazon Prime.
    A large group of people also thought it was Netflix. It made the news (which was what Fyraltari linked to). The uncertainty was about whether you actually made the mistake, or if you were joking about the other people making it.

    AnonW, I really want to read that but have to get through an episode and a half first.
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    A large group of people also thought it was Netflix. It made the news (which was what Fyraltari linked to). The uncertainty was about whether you actually made the mistake, or if you were joking about the other people making it.

    AnonW, I really want to read that but have to get through an episode and a half first.
    Well I can assure you and everybody else that I wasn't joking. I seriously thought it was Netflix.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peelee View Post
    AnonW, I really want to read that but have to get through an episode and a half first.
    Well I hope to hear your thoughts when you get through the other four and a half (althoug not knowing where you are is why I've been very caredul to avoid unspoilered spoilers). Although I have to say that the series is in a weird place with me, I can understand that it's a very good series, but to me it's best quality is that it made me want to reread the book (which is, in my opinion, one of the few true masterpieces written in the last century).


    Anyway, on a vaguely related topic, I was planning to pick up an urband fantasy setting I've been tinkering with on and off to write some short stories in it, and I began wondering if I should just start cutting down on everything and focusing more on the angel/demon stuff that crept in over the past year or so*. One of the things I've been thinking about is that, when you're not dealing with the more common instances of possession (because in this setting anybody smart enough to summon a demon can probably figure out that the ritals intentionally include no safeguards, and angels are unlikely to manifest even if asked) is what on earth they look like. Vastly similarI'm planning, but I'm liking the idea I came up with that demons tend to look a lot more presentable, professional, and potentially even modest when wearing a human shape and not just resorting to pillars of fire or becoming the ocean, while angels as beings without pride tend not to go with anything not strictly required for the situation.

    While this does come out of disliking the entire 'sexily dressed demon' angle (oh sure, they can do that, but only when they want to). Both can appear as whatever they want, but as demons tended to have pride play a large part in their fall they tend to pay more attention. You won't find a demon in hot pink jogging bottoms with a lime green hoodie even if they're wearing a human face.

    * They always existed in the setting, but now they're pretty much the only superantural creatures that don't boild down to 'human with magic'.
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    So here I am, trapped in my laboratory, trying to create a Mechabeast that's powerful enough to take down the howling horde outside my door, but also won't join them once it realizes what I've done...twentieth time's the charm, right?
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    How about a Jovian Uplift stuck in a Case morph? it makes so little sense.

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