Jump to content


Regular Member
  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


Thurisaz last won the day on May 4 2019

Thurisaz had the most liked content!

Community Reputation

1,160 Wow


About Thurisaz

  • Rank
    Warrior of Thor
  • Birthday 05/09/1970

Contact Methods

  • Website URL
  • Skype

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
    Northern Germany
  • Interests
    Mostly reading, pen&paper roleplaying, and some PC gaming (the Witcher franchise, Stellaris and others)
  • More About Me
    Good SciFi (Babylon 5... Perry Rhodan, in content if not in style, the new Galactica), good horror (Aliens, H. P. Lovecraft novels). Proudly on the far left of the political spectrum by most scales.

Previous Fields

  • Still have any Gods? If so, who or what?
    The Asgard gang (Nordic/Germanic heathenry)

Recent Profile Visitors

The recent visitors block is disabled and is not being shown to other users.

  1. This observing Kraut sees several candidates with some good ideas and concepts, and tentatively (because he's unlikely to know all the important stuff about all the candidates) would probably support Bernie if he could. And he'd definitely rather die than support the sock puppet of the elites (Biden). Just his 2 cents.
  2. So many options... ...well I'll pick two. Two groups really. Scifi: Two of the good old BattleTech novel trilogies, the "Blood of Kerensky" one (Lethal heritage, Blood legacy, Lost destiny) and the "Jade Phoenix" one (Way of the Clans, Bloodname, Falcon Guard). Fascinated with both the artificially-created society of the Clans, and the coming of age of the next generation of interstellar leaders in the first trilogy. Gritty fantasy: Andrzej Sapkowski's "Witcher" books, all eight of them (a rather recent addition to my library). Very down-to-earth world, characters and stories, a hero who's really more of a non/anti-hero, and lots of dry humor, just the style I love.
  3. Just how ironic would it have been if all that "holy" water had iced the roads, leading to traffic deaths?
  4. So it's been out for three days now, who besides me has watched it all through already?
  5. The Netflix gang already gave fans several reasons to do that I mean, come on... making Ciri a standard blue-eyed blonde is non-canon but a minor change. Triss as brunette will feel like violation to many but is actually how she's described in the books, in contrast to the games that made her a redhead. But look at Cahir. Or Eithne. Cahir. The star of Ciri's nightmares for years, the "black knight with wings on his helmet". "Silver-eyed Eithne". Minor characters, yes. The Netflix version won't hurt the show. But for a die-hard fan that's a slap in the face, naturally
  6. And that (emphasis mine) also bears repeating. Yes some are talking shit on both sides, but that's not proof that the entire topic is bullshit.
  7. You find the cow card in Brunwich, in the attic of a barn. Nothing pointing to it, no quest, no nothing. Card is an in-joke referring to one of CDPR's anti-exploit measures. In case you don't know, in early versions of the game you could just kill the cows in White Orchard over and over again and sell their hides. Now... you can do that twice. After the third time the Bovine Defence Force appears (a level 34 or such Chort) and tears you apart. The cow card does the same. It has strengh 0 but when it gets removed from the playing field the BDF takes its place and levels the enemy I prefer Northern Realms, but probably mostly because I was used to it from the very start. All the decks have their strenghts and weaknesses, depends on your preferred playstyle. Played it a bit but there's so much other stuff to play on my list. It's lovely-made. 2D top view game like back in the days but very fitting, good graphics and sound, and all battles and riddles are done via Gwent. Well a very modified Gwent compared to the 3rd game, with lots of extra bells and whistles. Very different game overall. And boy, some of those riddles are fucking hard. You tend to get special rules and a predefined deck for them, and there's usually exactly one way to win.
  8. Heard about Dec 20th previously already. And from what can be seen already, the Ciri complaint remains the only valid one. Unless one only knows the Witcher world from the games and whines about Triss no longer being a redhead. Cashgrab has begun already; book store at Brunswick station had the entire main story books for sale, all with stickers "A Netflix original". Got them all, very lovely-made and sooner or later I'd have bought them all anyway so why not get it over with
  9. Wild Hunt ist gotta be one of the best games I ever saw and played. Litmus test for the Gwent cards quest: You know where to find the cow?
  10. Frankly, I see no reason to even start discussing this topic. It's settled, and science is right. The proposed mechanism of global warming has been known for more than a century, it's plausible, the actual observations jibe with it, and (my personal litmus test) time and again I see that foundational criticism of AGW (as opposed to discussing details, which is fair) is based on willful ignorance. And just like with (for example) babblical cretinism, when two sides are at each others' throats and side A knows where side B is coming from but not vice versa, it's a damn safe bet that side A is right. In the climate disaster case side A is the scientists. Case closed, as far as I'm concerned. Unless I see some actually reasonable criticism of the topic as a whole.
  11. Hoping the best for you then I guess. Over here, according to its own publicly posted party program (alliterations just happened without my intention ), while the AfD is promising to defend the 99 % against neofeudalism, they'll really just tighten the thumbscrews even further. Of course one has to 1. read that damn program to notice and 2. care jack shit. Can't really blame the desperate ones if they stay with that party as all the others basically just ignore the entire existence of the losers of capitalism. It's not rational... but it's human. Like I said, problem is how you define "competence". "Technocracy" over here means the governments installed in the Southern European countries to supposedly get them out of their financial mess (which we put them into), bypassing their parliaments and ignoring any election outcome they didn't like. Competent? In a way, yes... if you define "competence" as "willing to execute the neofeudal program against all law and against the will of the people". You can imagine that I don't exactly read the term technocracy as anything good.
  12. There is no perfect system of government outside the realm of pure theory. Meritocracy (that's the term for "let the most competent ones rule" Wert ) does have its appeal but how exactly do you measure competence, and does that meritocracy exist in a system where competence is indeed the only thing that matters in rising to the top? It's been said above that, for example, if higher education costs you, it's just a mask for a plutocratic system where the richest will rule. Looking at the Vaterland, many many people would support the system if they had the feeling that the system, at least parts of it, would support them in turn. If you're among the losers of capitalism (a group growing by the day), all the "established parties" have exactly one message for you ("..|.."), only exception is parts of the last remaining leftist party which is slowly being eaten up from within, subverted by neofeudalism just like all the other formerly leftist ones. The only party left that makes it at least sound like it cares for them is the far-right AfD - and the "established parties" wonder why they just can't stop them. Not that they really want to stop them because they really are convinced that the only real danger can come from the left. Rightards, up to and including neonazis, are basically seen as mannerless but "hey at least they aren't leftists amirite?". It's a plutocracy/kleptocracy - depending on your perspective - and this side from an armed uprising there's not really a thing one can do, so why would the common citizen bother to play along in the sham called "election"? Sucks but that's reality for you. And even if one county would leave the neofeudal imperialist western club, let's be real - the US empire would get them back in line using everything in their book, sanctions to starve the people, supporting "freedom fighters" against the "regime", or just march in and install profitable fascism. The change needs to start in the heart of the beast. As I see it, unless the US get their act together and take their country back from the 1 % which currently own it, we're all screwed.
  13. Thurisaz


    Standard bullshit of a Jebus Taliban member. Been there, done that. The entire underlying theory of the Jebus cult (limited to one book full of lies, contradictions and nonsense) makes no sense and is cruel by any rational means. Whatever "love" one can feel it is is not because but despite that theory, a result of psychological manipulation. Me, I don't mind the casual "bible says jesus was a good guy, let's try be a bit like him" believer; the moment someone starts denying reality because it proves the "scripture" wrong though there is only one adequate answer.
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Guidelines.