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sebmojo
Oct 23, 2010



Legit Cyberpunk



OtherworldlyInvader posted:

When I read a Culture novel for the first time there was an offhand mention about how the Culture has no laws or prisons, even for murder. My initial reaction was to scoff and roll my eyes at it, but it got me to question a lot of basic assumptions I had about justice and morality which blew my mind.

Like a lot of the Culture's utopia, the idea works because of the Culture's post-scarcity egalitarian society run by god-like minds, but it made me realize we can and should do a lot better even without those things.

They get a slapdrone that stops them hurting anyone else and they don't get invited to any parties.

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sebmojo
Oct 23, 2010



Legit Cyberpunk



Mazerunner posted:

isn't a big part of roguelikes the randomness?

Yeah, it's more a soulslike.

sebmojo
Oct 23, 2010



Legit Cyberpunk



indigi posted:

idk what book it's in since I only know about it from a review, but there's a planet with sentient plants on it that humans arrive to try to colonize that has like 1.25g. they've all been prepared for that, but after a couple days all the characters are complaining that their balls and breasts hurt because the sensitive bits of our bodies aren't built to have sudden, persistent, additional weight placed on them and there's no way to train for it. that's something I hadn't ever considered and it sounds like it would suck poo poo

G is stored in the balls

sebmojo
Oct 23, 2010



Legit Cyberpunk



Double

sebmojo
Oct 23, 2010



Legit Cyberpunk



thatbastardken posted:

an executor carries out a will, much like Vader carries out Palpatine's will.

Whoa

sebmojo
Oct 23, 2010



Legit Cyberpunk



Tulip posted:

Most of Invisible Cities is pretty mindblowing but I think Zora is my favorite that's easy to explain, the city that compels all those who see it to learn all its details,


Great stuff.

I love invisible cities so much

sebmojo
Oct 23, 2010



Legit Cyberpunk



3 body problem is relentlessly contrived but it is a fascinatingly different style of story telling, you can feel the internal cultural whiplash of things not going the way you expect them to.

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sebmojo
Oct 23, 2010



Legit Cyberpunk



Critiquing political implications of nerd culture? On MY Something awful?!

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