Unpopular Opinion and Discussion thread

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by R.Graves, Feb 21, 2017.

Is this poll pointless?

  1. Yes

    24.5%
  2. No

    12.7%
  3. INSUFFICIENT DATA FOR MEANINGFUL ANSWER

    62.7%
  1. Mr Fish

    Mr Fish Snug Rubber

    Sep 11, 2010
    Chad skimmer vs soy reader.
     
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  2. eissa

    eissa Artanis "Altáriel" Nerwen Nos Finwe

    Jan 7, 2016
    Iain Banks's Culture style post scarcity sucks.
     
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  3. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    Banksy is overrated.
     
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  4. Eshanas

    Eshanas Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    825
    Jul 6, 2016
    Every book is basically some conceited way to get action going right?

    T.A. 3018, September 23 to T.A. 3019, March 15 into Mordor. T.A 3019 March 25th - Ring Destroyed

    The distance between Hobbiton and Mordor was calculated to be around 1779 miles, and if a person can do 20 miles a day, maybe 10 or 12 for a hobbit, getting there in three months to five months was more than possible, and six months and two days is more than reasonable due to all the shit they did (including trying to cross a mountain range, then they follow a big river).
     
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  5. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    You're right. The journey took 6 months. However now that I am reading about it again, I quote "Frodo and Sam left Bag End the day after Frodo and Bilbo's birthday, September 23 3018 TA (exactly 17 years after the night of Bilbo's disappearance).". 17 Years! That definetly wasn't represented in the movie.
     
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  6. eissa

    eissa Artanis "Altáriel" Nerwen Nos Finwe

    Jan 7, 2016
    Yes basically the idea of the ulimate form of Self-Actualization from Maslow's human need theory, being the best bliss. That's like the missing puzzle in Iain Bank's Culture society.

    Special Circumtanse which is part of Contact organization is basically the wish fulfilment of that. The only institution that might not as heavily influenced by Culture's godlike AI Minds.
     
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  7. eissa

    eissa Artanis "Altáriel" Nerwen Nos Finwe

    Jan 7, 2016
    Come to think about it, LOTR and Fallout are actually kind of same when it come to letting go of the past (the One Ring and rings of power representing very warped spacetime vs fallout pre-war technology). And LOTR is arguably post apocalyptic as well with something worse than Stalker's zone and fallout radiation lingering in the background. Including but not limited to; active metaphysical threat of curse and higher dimension induced plague, depopulated cities turning continent wide metropolises into something as worse as early iron age greek dark ages, and bioengineered warlike races with imprinted memories akin to neural chip.
     
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  8. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    Some say the One Ring is actually sort of standing for nuclear weapons. No clue if that's what Tolkien had in mind.
    *Edit, oh turns out this is incorrect.
     
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  9. Morgan_

    Morgan_ Duckerz

    Jul 3, 2020
    Iirc it was for industrialization and power gather in one place too much?
     
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  10. SquidWard

    SquidWard Pirate and Bankrobber oTO Orderite

    Jun 1, 2018
    According to Tolkien the Ring isn't an allegory for anything. He dislikes allegories.
     
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  11. eissa

    eissa Artanis "Altáriel" Nerwen Nos Finwe

    Jan 7, 2016
    While dislikes allegories, he prefer to use the term applicability
    And it is, you use the One Ring to applying in any doomsday device, be it weapon, means of mass control of technology and psychology, or a device that seek to bind the nature to one's will without considering the unbalance side effect to ecology. Which can be apply to industrialism i guess?

    The One ring, back in 1960s, was applied to drugs because it does described as being "thought given object". As if its a something that can affect one's mind and reprogramm it bypassing someone morality and remorse. Smeagol killing his best friend and first cousin, all because The One Ring reprogramming his psyche. Which kinda remind me a bit of that supposed "satanist" who kill his sister under heavy influence from experimental street drug.
     
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  12. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
     
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  13. Kaptin

    Kaptin Slayer of soyjacks

    43
    Sep 2, 2021
    I'll contribute to this section. The legion is better than NCR.
     
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  14. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    House is better than the Legion.
     
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  15. Norzan

    Norzan Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Apr 7, 2017
    My Courier's faction called Blackjack and Hookers with a Ton of Cocaine On The Side (still working on that title) is better than all factions in New Vegas.
     
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  16. Mr Fish

    Mr Fish Snug Rubber

    Sep 11, 2010
    You fool, that's Yes Man's robo army faction!
     
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  17. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    That was probably pretty dumb, huh?
     
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  18. Kaptin

    Kaptin Slayer of soyjacks

    43
    Sep 2, 2021
    Every faction is better than the NCR
     
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  19. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    Even the White Glove Society? That might be actually an unpopular opinion ...
     
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  20. eissa

    eissa Artanis "Altáriel" Nerwen Nos Finwe

    Jan 7, 2016
    Sometimes a psychology theory is just incest fetish
     
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