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neongrey Peralogue | joined 26 September 2004 | 50 posts


Drug Legalization posted 23 February 2005 in Philosophy DiscussionDrug Legalization by neongrey, Peralogue

No. I believe I was quite clear throughout all of that that I was speaking purely theoretically. It shouldn't make a difference. view post


Drug Legalization posted 02 March 2005 in Philosophy DiscussionDrug Legalization by neongrey, Peralogue

Quote: "Echoex":359ny7o5
Age has nothing to do with it.

You're expressing such a limited worldview. You're basing your argument on 'if's. "If I had a child..." "If that child knew the risks...". I'm not suggesting that you're wrong. I just think that you're putting the cart before the horse.

I'm suggesting to you that you reconsider those statements until you have children (if you choose to). It's very easy to be so right-wing on this issue. It's the obvious moral high-ground. [/quote:359ny7o5]

Perhaps child is not the right word. On the other hand, perhaps it -is- the word I want to use for someone who -would- be my child, who would be currently living under my authority. I never intended to imply age; the word child is more expedient than 'son/daughter'.

I, for one, could not consider the world a better place if something happened to my son. He would have to do something REALLY bad for me to ever turn my back on him. And over-dosing on drugs is not one such instance.

Ex.


Everybody in the world is someone's kid. One shouldn't be more special than any other just because it's yours.

I have a certain fundamental lacking in human empathy, if you hadn't noticed. It's probably a good thing I think the world has enough brats in it without me adding to them. <!-- s:P --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_razz.gif" alt=":P" title="Razz" /><!-- s:P --> view post


Gay marriage: for or against its legalization in the US? posted 07 March 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionGay marriage: for or against its legalization in the US? by neongrey, Peralogue

A 40 year old man can marry a 14 year old girl, too, or at least screw her. That's an age of consent issue, not an issue of orientation. view post


First Word that Comes to Mind posted 14 March 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionFirst Word that Comes to Mind by neongrey, Peralogue

Guh? view post


Excellent pointers to promote TTT posted 14 March 2005 in Author Q &amp; AExcellent pointers to promote TTT by neongrey, Peralogue

Mud = online text rpg. The granddaddy of the massively multiplayer online RPGs that are running around now. Only still a million times better. Some of them are based on outside source material (like the one in question), and [url=http&#58;//www&#46;avendar&#46;com/:3ltxpgq4]some of them are based on original settings[/url:3ltxpgq4], etc.

Implementor = the guy in charge

Yeah, I MUD. <!-- s:P --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_razz.gif" alt=":P" title="Razz" /><!-- s:P --> view post


Prince Of Ayodhya posted 14 March 2005 in Literature DiscussionPrince Of Ayodhya by neongrey, Peralogue

I ended up giving up. Could not do it. Great idea, but... just no. view post


Trade Paperbacks? posted 01 May 2005 in Author Q &amp; ATrade Paperbacks? by neongrey, Peralogue

Plus, it's so much easier to stuff those in a purse. I have no idea how you boys can manage without them. view post


Gay marriage: for or against its legalization in the US? posted 02 May 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionGay marriage: for or against its legalization in the US? by neongrey, Peralogue

So they look exactly like a woman. They act exactly like a woman. In six months or a year, they're going to -be- a woman.

I don't see a problem. view post


Gay marriage: for or against its legalization in the US? posted 03 May 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionGay marriage: for or against its legalization in the US? by neongrey, Peralogue

Obligation? No.

I think it would be -nice- of them, if any real relationship came of it, but I don't see that they should feel they have to. view post


Gay marriage: for or against its legalization in the US? posted 09 May 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionGay marriage: for or against its legalization in the US? by neongrey, Peralogue

Quote: &quot;Echoex&quot;:3gew7iqj
So if you found out somehow, would you stay with that person? And answer honestly. It's easy to take the moral high-road and say "love is love", but the desire for humans to codepend on like-sexually oriented humans is too strong.[/quote:3gew7iqj]

Depends on the circumstances, on how it was kept from me, and on how the relationship was going, and so on and so forth.

In the end, if I did dump him, it would probably because such a majour, life-affecting event was kept from me, and not from something like 'he used to be a girl'. view post


Trade Paperbacks? posted 09 May 2005 in Author Q &amp; ATrade Paperbacks? by neongrey, Peralogue

Why, both, of course. view post


Gay marriage: for or against its legalization in the US? posted 17 May 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionGay marriage: for or against its legalization in the US? by neongrey, Peralogue

My morals are clearly different than yours. Please do not state my feelings are not 'real' simply because you feel differently. view post


What's up with Terry Goodkind... posted 21 May 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionWhat's up with Terry Goodkind... by neongrey, Peralogue

I beg to differ about Faith of the Fallen, though. I could barely finish reading it. view post


Tentative Schedule posted 13 March 2006 in Tour and Signing InformationTentative Schedule by neongrey, Peralogue

Man, was kicking myself when I found out you were touring just now (got the book about two and a half hours ago, damn being poor) and I missed it. Oh well. At least you didn't even -come- to Winnipeg.

(not that you want to come to Winnipeg around now. Dunno what it's being like over in London, but it's absolutely schizophrenic here. One day the snow's melting, the next day we're getting another foot. WTF? )

Oh well. view post


Spoilerful question about the trilogy's end posted 16 March 2006 in Author Q &amp; ASpoilerful question about the trilogy's end by neongrey, Peralogue

Quote: &quot;Andrew&quot;:205igpn4
Come to Winnipeg Scott - dang but i'd like to meet you! Look for the short guy in a suit with curly hair![/quote:205igpn4]

But do it after the snow melts. And I would totally like to support the 'come to Winnipeg' thing. Finished reading the book on the bus today, and... man, I owe you a beer. view post


Eddings posted 17 March 2006 in Literature DiscussionEddings by neongrey, Peralogue

I have a hard time reading Eddings now, but I used to be quite thrilled with his writing. I was younger.

Thing is, I do feel there's one specific area he's pretty good at, that being character interaction. His plots are, by his own admission, standard. The characters themselves are fairly pedestrian. He's a decent world-builder. But the intraction itself is... god help me, entertaining and readable. view post


Anyone read the Illuminatus trilogy? posted 17 March 2006 in Literature DiscussionAnyone read the Illuminatus trilogy? by neongrey, Peralogue

I want to, but I'm having trouble finding it. view post


Starring &quot;Insert Actor Here&quot; as Kelhuss! posted 17 March 2006 in Off-Topic DiscussionStarring &quot;Insert Actor Here&quot; as Kelhuss! by neongrey, Peralogue

Adrian Pasdar.

The look might need a change, but he could absolutely act the part, I think, which is more important, considering the nature of the role. Buy/borrow/steal the DVD set of Profit. view post


Nuclear Power posted 17 March 2006 in Philosophy DiscussionNuclear Power by neongrey, Peralogue

Quote: &quot;Edge of Certainty&quot;:3l136l1l
WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION!!! and it's pronounced nu-kwee-lur! sorry, had to say that. You know, I was surprised to find out that America gets most of its oil from Canada.....watch out, Bush just might find weapons of mass destruction in toronto <!-- s:lol: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_lol.gif" alt=":lol:" title="Laughing" /><!-- s:lol: -->[/quote:3l136l1l]

Alberta, that's where most of the oil comes from. So... Calgary, maybe.

Mind, being a good, red-blooded non-torontonian, I would certainly not mind if Toronto got blown up... <!-- s:P --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_razz.gif" alt=":P" title="Razz" /><!-- s:P --> view post


Eddings posted 20 March 2006 in Literature DiscussionEddings by neongrey, Peralogue

Quote: &quot;Randal&quot;:1hda2pbr
As for worldbuilding... well, let's just say that Eddings' non-fiction book on this subject was rates amongst the most hiliarious things I've ever read... unintentionally. It's so contrived it becomes silly.[/quote:1hda2pbr]

Oh, it's pure formula, but it's decent. Not good, not great. But I wouldn't call it bad. I've seen bad, and it isn't bad. view post


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