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Old 04-01-2015, 11:05 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Haha this is hilarious.
Hilarious how? As I said, it's just a case of incompatible cultural references. I don't choose to live in a culture that finds such things relevant. On the other hand, you might well be at an equal loss if presented with references from mine.

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Old 04-02-2015, 12:09 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Hilarious how?
More so your responses to Xist's comments. All the sci-fi references that he thinks are common knowledge but are still a little obscure and not the parallels I'd draw while trying to describe them. Kinda reminds me of high school conversations at the cafeteria table when my sci-fi friends would talk the same way as Xist and I was left saying "I have no idea what you guys are talking about" lol.
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More so your responses to Xist's comments. All the sci-fi references that he thinks are common knowledge...
Well, there's a really major cultural difference. In my world, science fiction* comes in books, which literate people actually read - and any purported SF story that included winged space fighters doing banking maneuvers, and explosions making noise in vacuum, would be fodder for the wood stove.


*And fantasy, which includes most of the non-romance vampire stuff.
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Well, there's a really major cultural difference. In my world, science fiction* comes in books, which literate people actually read - and any purported SF story that included winged space fighters doing banking maneuvers, and explosions making noise in vacuum, would be fodder for the wood stove.


*And fantasy, which includes most of the non-romance vampire stuff.
I honestly can't tell if you are serious, just joking, or outright trolling...
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I honestly can't tell if you are serious, just joking, or outright trolling...
Serious.
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Well, there's a really major cultural difference. In my world, science fiction* comes in books, which literate people actually read - and any purported SF story that included winged space fighters doing banking maneuvers, and explosions making noise in vacuum, would be fodder for the wood stove.


*And fantasy, which includes most of the non-romance vampire stuff.
That's splitting hairs to me as I don't care about any of it. I was just trying to help clarify. I'm going to stare at my fish tank now becuase it's the only reality TV show on cable.
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I'm reading a very interesting sci-fi book called "The Martian". It's about an astronaut that gets stranded on Mars after his crew leave him behind, thinking he is dead.

There are lots of technical details included which makes such a scenario plausible and interesting to think about.

... and by read, I mean I'm listening to the audio book. I might download it on the Kindle.

http://www.amazon.com/Martian-Novel-...ds=the+martian

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