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Official Civ4 S&T Off-Topic Thread

Discussion in 'Civ4 - Stories & Tales' started by GreekAnalyzer, Aug 28, 2014.

  1. TheNoob

    TheNoob Dank Memes

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    I don't trust the media because they're looking at this through the perspective that this is just a horserace and it's all personality politics.

    I don't care if Hillary gets the nomination (which she is overwhelmingly likely to), so long as she adopts progressive policies. Having Warren as VP would be a huge plus.


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  2. CaterpillarKing

    CaterpillarKing Conqueror of Cacoons

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    I don't know if she would pick Elizabeth Warren, though. There's this thing called "balancing the ticket", which means that you pick someone that will appeal to a different demographic, i.e. the male demographic. That's why McCain picked Palin, to get women, and Obama picked Biden, to not scare off moderates that would see a complete minority ticket as "too progressive" if you catch my drift. I'm not saying I don't want Warren, I'm just not sure how likely it is, considering she will be trying to win over a lot of the more moderate voters that just don't like Trump. I imagine she'll probably pick a slightly less liberal white (or other race, doesn't matter as much as the gender in this case) male. Not that it's right, it's just what happens and what voters will and will not vote for.
     
  3. TheNoob

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    I know that Hillary is going to pick Julian Castro to get the Latino vote locked up, but dear God I wish she would pick Warren.


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  4. Tycho

    Tycho AFK Forum Warrior

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    Will vote for Hillary in the election (to split the Dem ticket and vote for Johnson is a death knell for a no-Trump campaign), but I am deeply saddened as always that the US political system is so crap that the idea of a significantly leftist candidate is unimaginable. Makes me wish we had a differently styled political system, much like a European proportional representation one, rather than the idiotic FPTP system we have right now. I wouldn't mind a coalition government being made, so long as I got to vote for a party that fits my political ideology a bit more.

    On another note, Brexit was entertaining to watch and by entertaining I mean absolutely horrifying as I watched Scotland pretty much be the only one to try and stay with the EU.
     
  5. mrrandomplayer

    mrrandomplayer Hopeless Situation Warrior

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    Print Screen is massively lagging Civ4 (no reason whatsover why I'm asking this, I'm totally not working on a new AAR or something). Have any of you encountered this, and how do you fix it?
     
  6. TheNoob

    TheNoob Dank Memes

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    Can't say I know how; I just use the snipping tool for my photos. Obviously it doesn't get the best pictures but oh well

    On the part of the 2016 election: I can't vote (too young, yo), but here in Michigan you can register to vote about 30 days before your 18th birthday... so guess what I'm doing on September 16th, 2018?
     
  7. GreekAnalyzer

    GreekAnalyzer Back from the Dead

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    This same anti-establishment sentiment that you, I and many others feel is the reason why Trump got the GOP nomination, Bernie did as well as he did, and why Britain left the EU. People are sick and tired of the same old BS happening in Westminster, Washington and nearly every government in the West.

    Unfortunately, many of those who feel justly that the system is failing them turn to nationalist, nativist demagogues (Trump, Farage, La Pen et al) which merely encourages partisanship and prevents anything from being done to fix our governments.

    Also, don't forget about Northern Ireland! 56% of Northern Ireland voted Remain.
     
  8. Tycho

    Tycho AFK Forum Warrior

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    Kind of shocking (or not, depending on your outlook) that actual neo-Nazi parties/ones that have accusations of fascism leveled at them, are steamrolling into power across Europe right now. Jobbik is one of the major ones, and Greece has 18 or somesuch number of neo-Nazis in their parliament. To me, at least, the wave of support that they have received recently is staggering, and with euroskeptic parties making their way to power, this could bode very ill for all parties involved.
     
  9. CaterpillarKing

    CaterpillarKing Conqueror of Cacoons

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    You could try downloading a free capture software and use it to take screenshots. That's what I do for some games.

    Not all that surprising with the refugees and everything. It's shocking, but not surprising. It's how people always have been. Hate the system, tries to change the system, loves the system, hates the system, tries to change the system.
     
  10. TheNoob

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    I seem to recall some mrrandomplayer saying he would join my America story once his finals were done...


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  11. CaterpillarKing

    CaterpillarKing Conqueror of Cacoons

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    I've noticed a trend on this forum. The vast majority of people RP as a liberal in stories. We need some more people to rp as conservatives to keep stories interesting and not unanimous decisions for everything.

    Remember that RP you is not actual you.

    Have a good day :D

    This was a public service announcement from the Better Stories and Tales Bureau (BSTB).

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  12. TheNoob

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    I would just like to second this motion.
     
  13. Niccolo Edwards

    Niccolo Edwards Looking busy

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    I would like to third this motion. I've got a fairly conservative character right now (America: Home of the Brave) though.
     
  14. Spirictum

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    Fourth!

    I did that in Citis's Russia story with my character. Also, after the Socialist uprising in RT's original America story, I did that too to some extent.
     
  15. TheNoob

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    I would love some more people in my America story ;)




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  16. Noyyau

    Noyyau Privateer Captain

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    Come join my story! There aren't any liberals or conservatives at all!
     
  17. adhiraj.bose

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    Forget Liberals, forget conservatives, forget any political loyalty. How about we have a completely unprincipled conspirator who'll join anybody to further his ambition ? xD
     
  18. clanky4

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    Any politician?
     
  19. TheNoob

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    :lmao::lmao::lmao:
     
  20. Niccolo Edwards

    Niccolo Edwards Looking busy

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    As this is a Stories [and Tales] Subforum I have a question to pose about stories and media in general.
    What does everyone here think of the capacity of stories to deal in no-win moral situations? That is a situation in which none of the sides are truly moral, right or righteous.

    I think a major problem with doing this is that most of us like to think in terms of "black-and-white"; we like binary choices, in this case, between good and bad. Even when we eliminate this though (see, House of Cards, Game of Thrones) and introduce shifting morality and/or non-binary morality we still like to have characters that we clearly can/should be opposed to (Joffery/Lanisters in Game of Thrones, etc.) and wish for them to eventually lose. This doesn't necessarily reflect reality though. A number of conflicts (both in the military sense of the term and pretty much every other type of conflict) are started by two or more parties, each with intentions that conflict or they are drawn into a conflict by other means, despite all (or almost all) parties being morally and righteously equal.

    In summary the question I'm asking is: Can the various storytelling media portray a conflict without one side being in any way morally superior to the other(s)?
     

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