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by fluffy_banana
Sun Dec 03, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: In the present day and time, are Syreen still acceptable?
Replies: 32
Views: 3752

Re: In the present day and time, are Syreen still acceptable

I was talking about the Syreen as a species, not the character Talana and her tryst with the captain. The problem is unlike say Fwiffo or Admiral ZEX, Talana doesn't really underline anything about the species as a whole (e.g. in contrast, by having some measure of heroism or liking humans) that str...
by fluffy_banana
Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: In the present day and time, are Syreen still acceptable?
Replies: 32
Views: 3752

Re: In the present day and time, are Syreen still acceptable

So, card-carrying social justice warrior here, but I think removing the only explicitly female-coded species/character you can directly speak to (if I remember correctly) in the original game would be the wrong way to go. The way the Syreen were portrayed was always pretty tacky frankly -- it's not ...
by fluffy_banana
Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: What's News?
Topic: News! Late but here!
Replies: 23
Views: 21231

Re: News! Late but here!

Hey, congrats!
by fluffy_banana
Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: What's News?
Topic: Sequels strife
Replies: 175
Views: 36306

Re: Sequels strife

It's rather hard to believe the line that Stardock wasn't either pushing to include elements from the old series or putting some kind of pressure on Paul and Fred, if P&F felt their only recourse was legal action. If Stardock really don't want their game to have anything to do with the aliens and un...
by fluffy_banana
Sun Sep 27, 2015 10:04 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What's your usual poison?
Replies: 64
Views: 17920

Re: What's your usual poison?

A pint of cask ale from the tap served at just under room temperature, but if that isn't handy (say I'm at a dinner party or dear lord forbid some kind of club) a gin and tonic or whiskey sour does me fine. If we're talking drinks that aren't strictly poison, then a black Yorkshire brew with a littl...
by fluffy_banana
Sun Sep 27, 2015 9:50 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Women on this board
Replies: 114
Views: 26582

Re: Women on this board

There's an easier solution than Persian, The Troglodyte. Just use singular they , it's a well established practice in English and it is rarely ambiguous in context. You used it in your 'cleaned up' gender neutral example but only at the very end: 'they'll reply tomorrow'. But for example 'I was talk...
by fluffy_banana
Tue Mar 23, 2010 10:47 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 127
Views: 39185

Re: What are you reading?

To disagree with fossa a bit: of Asimov's books, the Foundation series is probably my favourite. I'd definitely recommend them. I certainly wouldn't discard them on the basis that the part of the premise is a bit out-there. That's kind of the basic appeal of sci-fi after all. Whether you completely ...
by fluffy_banana
Tue Mar 23, 2010 9:16 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Relocation station
Replies: 57
Views: 13908

Re: Relocation station

I've read that there's still some kind of archive of the old boards? Is it online, and if so, does anyone have a link? I heartily approve of bringing back the old SC-themed board icons (from before the last software switch over). Also, I could probably quickly cobble together some kind of SC-themed ...
by fluffy_banana
Tue Mar 23, 2010 8:00 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 127
Views: 39185

Re: What are you reading?

Just finished The Prefect by Alastair Reynolds a few days ago. A pretty excellent standalone hard sci-fi detective story set in Reynolds' Revelation Space universe (a series with a shared continuity and occasionally a few recurring characters, but you can almost jump in anywhere despite the wealth o...
by fluffy_banana
Tue Mar 23, 2010 6:08 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Games other than Star Control
Replies: 592
Views: 132457

Re: Games other than Star Control

Dwarf Fortress The idea of this game excites me greatly, but the interface is a bit of a nightmare to learn -- well, obviously, I guess, but it's not as if it's just the ASCII graphics per se. I'm fairly acclimatized from playing a lot of roguelikes. I imagine the payoff will probably be worth it o...