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    Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction

    For all the nerds here who are also language nerds: A New Way to Trace the History of Sci-Fi’s Made-Up Words
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    ENWorld's Guide to Life

    Here's the idea: everyone posts a pearl of wisdom, or more if you feel your WIS merits it. Maybe someone will learn from it, who knows? So here's mine: in a relationship, making your partner is easy. The trick is to keep your partner happy. (And on a related note: while "happy wife, happy life"...
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    Frank Zappa

    Are there any Zappa fans on these boards? Dutch music producer Co de Kloet recently released a book (Frank & Co) describing his friendship with FZ, with a load of interviews as well. Foreword by Dweezil, cover blurb by Steve Vai. It's apparently very interesting for the fans. (Full disclosure: I...
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    D&D General Small and frightened creatures

    My group recently decided to take a break from our long-term epic campaign until we can reliably all get together again, and in the meantime play short one- or two-session adventures. I volunteered to DM, and created an all-halfling party to go on a quest for a dragon's treasure. We've played...
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    OotS 1216

    New comic is up.
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    "Why the Empire Strikes Back Is Overrated"

    An article on the BBC website. I don't really agree with its premise. "If The Empire Strikes Back had been a one-off, I could have forgiven it by now. But what about all the many films that have used it as a model – all the films that have tarnished Star Wars by contradicting its mythos and...
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    Interview with NK Jemisin

    I just stumbled across an interview on The Guardian with N.K. Jemisin, where she discusses the difficulties facing a black woman writing fantasy and scifi.
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    OotS 1194

    New comic is up: Spiritual Counseling.
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    OotS 1180

    New comic is up.
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    OotS 1166

    http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots1166.html Dwarves *are* weird.
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    OotS 1157

    New comic: http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots1157.html Somehow this all seems a bit ... slick. Whenever a plan appears to cover every contingency, something always get overlooked.
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    OotS 1156

    The new comic is up. A bit ... depressing.
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    OotS 1149

    http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots1149.html All I can say about this one is Hahaha!
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    OotS 1141

    The new comic is up: http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots1141.html
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    OotS 1111

    The new comic is up: http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots1111.html Seems like for once the Order aren't going to be the ones who are unpleasantly surprised.
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    Climate change -- what's really happening

    I think everyone on these forums has read enough fantasy books to see what's happening with about all the strange weather we've been experiencing the last few years. It's nothing to do with pollution or global warming. No, obviously some evil power is trying to bring about the end of the world...
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    OotS 1107

    The new comic is up: http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots1107.html Looks like someone is following in his parents' footsteps: "Tunn unn deh!"
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    OotS 1103

    The new comic is up. "Stuck mint-in-package", hehe. Great joke in the very first panel.
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    The police in Dubai are developing working hoverbikes: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2017/10/12/dubai-police-test-hovering-motorbikes-join-future-patrol-fleet/
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    Rumour: an Obi Wan movie

    Apparently, the Star Wars spin-off movie after the one about Han Solo might be about Obi Wan Kenobi: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/films/2017/08/18/obi-wan-kenobi-might-focus-next-star-wars-spin-off-film/