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Hope you had a great Christmas Chris! (Looks like commenting is working again!)
Toggle Commented Jan 3, 2017 on Choose-Your-Own Winter Festival at Only a Game
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I loved the Ewok symphony :) I don't think it was those bits that raised hackles, so much as making Greedo shoot first, which completely changes the character of Han Solo. Stuff like that is annoying :) In regards to your comment on some books being excluded from the Biblical canon - from all the accounts I can find, there wasn't much of a discussion as to what shouldn't be included, but it was much more a discussion on what was already being treated as scripture, and on collating those books and letters together. Definitely an interesting topic though. Have a great week!
Toggle Commented May 11, 2016 on Corporate Megatexts (2): Canonicity at Only a Game
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It's interesting to look at this megatext canon as a reflection of Biblical canonicity. (https://www.biblicaltraining.org/library/canon-scripture-wayne-grudem has a summary). The New Testament canon was either written by, or affirmed by, one of the apostles. Other books (the apocrypha, for instance) could be considered worth reading, but weren't considered to have divine authorship. They also had to not contradict earlier writings that were already considered canon. I wonder how that contrasts here. George Lucas seems to have been considered anathema by many Star Wars fans after he started making modifications to his original films, changing (rather than just enhancing) the content. Of further consideration is that the New Testament canon, while being generally accepted very early on, wasn't formalised for another few hundred years. Maybe our great-great-grandchildren can know for sure whether Han really did shoot first...
Toggle Commented May 10, 2016 on Corporate Megatexts (2): Canonicity at Only a Game
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Congratulations Chris! Well done on sticking it out!
Toggle Commented Apr 11, 2016 on 1500 Shades of Nonsense at Only a Game
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Hey Chris, Definitely sounds interesting, but I won't take you up on the offer right now (things are pretty busy, and I don't know that I'd end up reading it at this stage -- I'd rather not say 'yes', and then not end up doing it). Best wishes with the editing and publishing, hope the book does well! Cheers, -Ian
Toggle Commented Mar 17, 2016 on Wikipedia Knows Nothing, the Book at Only a Game
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That "D" was still me btw - not sure why it used that name... Enjoy Brazil!
Toggle Commented Nov 5, 2015 on The Martian as Robinsonade at Only a Game
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RSS for comments isn't quite the same as an email subscription, but I don't know if typepad offers that option :) I know what you mean about the blog community. I made several IRL friends via blogs, but they all seem to be dead now :( (the blogs, not the friends).
Toggle Commented Nov 4, 2015 on The Martian as Robinsonade at Only a Game
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Things are well (although I have a screaming 10 month old, teething isn't fun) :) There's not even a hint of being a believer in the book, so perhaps the film-makers inserted that for the US audience. My 11yo son is reading it at the moment, I'll ask him if he noticed any suggestion of that in there. [On a side note, one thing you could consider to increase commenting, is to have an option to subscribe to comments. Right now I have to remember to check back to see if there's a response, which makes it a bit tricky to keep a conversation going!] Cheers, -Ian
Toggle Commented Nov 4, 2015 on The Martian as Robinsonade at Only a Game
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G'day Chris, I haven't seen the movie yet, but I read the book last weekend (and my 11yo is reading it literally as I type). I really enjoyed it, and it seems to deal with a lot of the issues you've had in the movie. That said, your view of the story being about the religious of scientism definitely rings true. Was an enjoyable ride though :) Have a great week!
Toggle Commented Nov 3, 2015 on The Martian as Robinsonade at Only a Game
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Make that "1" player ;)
Toggle Commented Jun 1, 2014 on Meta-campaign Score at Only a Game
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I'm still around.
Toggle Commented May 13, 2014 on I'm Getting the Band Back Together at Only a Game
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Bacteria dominate by every measure? I think not! Presenting exhibit A :P
Toggle Commented Mar 29, 2012 on Chimp Riding Goat at Only a Game
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