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    Deus Ex, Anachronox, Machinarium, Geneforge, HoMM 3, Bus Driver

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  1. googoogjoob

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    Rate: Matter-eater Lad.
  2. googoogjoob

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    On the one hand, this is true (Yttrium, Ytterbium, Erbium, Terbium)... on the other hand, is this actually worse than Samarium, named after samarskite, embarrassingly named after a minor Imperial Russian bureaucrat, Vassily Samarsky-Bykhovets?
  3. googoogjoob

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    Your favorite fiction book Your favorite nonfiction author Your favorite and least favorite chemical elements.
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    Approximately 20 million dead, the population of China wouldn't regain its pre-war population level until well into the 20th century, and you still rate it above Wings, pirates, and Clippy. Rating it above Dickens and Queen is acceptable, however.
  5. googoogjoob

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    To be fair, Horatian and Juvenalian are Roman satirical modes, while Menippean is Greek and predates the others by centuries. So some overlap is forgivable, I think. Also: Your favorite superhero Your least favorite superhero C Auguste Dupin The Taiping Heavenly Kingdom Kim Stanley Robinson Ferrets Otters Stoats Match Game
  6. googoogjoob

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    Horatian satire Menippean satire Juvenalian satire
  7. googoogjoob

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    Simon Garfunkel. Separately, and together. I was starting to get worried cuz you hadn't changed your name in a week.
  8. How would you mispronounce Avernum... or Geneforge...............................
  9. googoogjoob

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    Well, we can't quite know the exact line of descent of these heresies cuz obviously almost anything the heretics wrote was destroyed. IIRC tho a Bogomilist priest visited northern Italy and southern France to support the Cathars there and, probably, establish a consistent line of ordinations between the two communities. So, the link to Paulicianism per se is somewhat dubious and unknowable (but the Bogomils almost certainly had to have gotten their dualist Gnosticism from SOMEWHERE), but the link Bogomilism -> Catharism is known, and Waldensianism was founded in Occitania at the height of the Cathar heresy, so influence and cross-pollination is likely. Modern "Waldensians" are just Calvinists, tho.
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    I love that the third Lije Baley book is twice the length of the first two, and noticeably worse, and ends with a garbage deus ex machina, and has an uncomfortable sex scene and discussion of how incest is okay on this planet, and sets the stage for Robots and Empire, which is maybe the worst book Asimov ever wrote.
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    I actually find Dickens, and some other 19th writers (looking at you, Carlyle), harder to read and understand than some English prose written in the 18th or maybe even 17th century, it's like trying to read the Canterbury Tales without any sort of interpretive apparatus or translation. Also more things to rate: Franz Liszt Muppet Babies 2001: A Space Odyssey other good old heresies: Nestorianism Monotheletism Donatism Pelagianism Paulicianism/Bogomilism/Waldensianism Fraticellism
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    "the author himself, who received payment each time he produced 32 pages of text (and not necessarily a certain number of words)," So he did get paid for being overlong and florid... just not by the word? Same effect in the end.
  14. googoogjoob

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    I asked about Marie Curie for reasons unrelated to her Polishness... it is not my fault she was Polish!!! (I was readin an article about Einstein that mentioned he sent a fan letter to Curie as a young man, then I got to reading about the Curies, etc, and they were cool.) Also: Isaac Asimov Arthur C Clarke Walter M Miller, Jr
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    Catharism Video games, in general Marie Curie
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