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BenRG

aka Ben

  • I live in London, UK
  • I was born on July 29
  • My occupation is Admin secretary
  • I am Male (I think)
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  • Hey Ben, I'm interested in going in depth on the recent episode just between you and me on Discord. Whaddya say?

    -GL

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  • You know what you did.

    You know what I did.

    You know where the spoiler thread is.

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    • I'd actually already tried to delete the comment; it's early enough in the morning that I'm getting confused about what thread I'm on.

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    • I know, I know. I saw you tried to edit it at first, but I wanted to be sure it didn't pop up in the wiki activity tab.

      Rest assured no one gets in trouble for this sort of thing.

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  • Hey, I just noticed that your screen name is a reference to Ben 10. Specifically, it seems to splice "Ben" with "NRG," the nickname of an alien form unlocked in Ultimate Alien. Did you mean to do that, or is it pure coincidence?

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    • Actually, no, it isn't a reference to Ben 10; I chose this screen name years before Ben 10 first aired. No, it's my first name and an acronym made up of the two halves of my surname. Not exactly sexy or original but it's worked for me!

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  • Hi,

    If there is something that has been debated for ages and a ton of people have said they're confused about it, please don't go on the comment telling them about it when the episode is not available to the public. That counts as a Spoiler edit, letting people know it is revealed in the new episode.

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    • SomeoneYouUsedToKnow wrote:
      Phantomlink959 wrote:
      90% of the experience you have in any given community has to do with your own actions as a part of that community.
      Nah. What you're saying, with context here, is pretty much "9/10 times, if you think X community is bad, the things that make you think that were self-inflicted, you were asking for it"....

      ...In other words, the complainer is the one to blame. When often, it's the community itself what led that complainer to think that, without said complainer being the one to blame (all the time).

      Most of the time, one's experience within a community doesn't have much to do with what one themself has done within it, but with what they've seen and experienced within it. You think everyone who complains about Tumblr has actually made a Tumblr account and participated with them?


      As for the bit of the spoiler comment.....I didn't get to see his comment and have no idea of what he said exactly, but judging from Spirit's comment, he implied there's something involving Mechanics in the new episode......

      .....And given I still don't know shit about what actually happens in the episode, I can only see 4 possibilities based on that:

      1) We see Penny's father.

      2) We see the Atlesian Military.

      3) We see a village with an actual airport for airships to come and go (which RNJR has been looking for since almost forever).

      4) He said bullshit to throw people off.

      And in the end, what do I get? I don't know shit about what actually happens in the episode. He implied something, but there's quite a lot missing, so in the end I still know nothing.

      Sure, I could do what Chish says and just brainstorm, think about it and think of some possibilities, but in the end, unless I truly spoil myself, I still don't know shit about what actually happens, and by extension, I don't know if any of the possibilities I thought up actually happen. I could hit bull's eye. I could miss by a mile. I could've hit something. I have no idea which it will be until I actually see the episode.

      The human brain desires completitude; if we have a piece of the puzzle we gain unrest until we have the other pieces. By exploiting that, one achieves exactly what Ben said in his second post: Increase the people's urges to see the episode, to fill that void in the info.


      Now, I didn't read the original spoiler comment so I'm not sure how obvious or subtle it was exactly, so I'm not going to force the issue (yet)....but personally, something that implies X, but in the end leaves everyone having 0 idea of what's going to happen....something that, overall, even if a specific keyword was used, leaves one still not really knowing what happens....it shouldn't bring the admins down one's throat.

      Now, if it was something like Chish's 2nd example (with Yang), something that was being too obvious, then it should bring the hammers.

      You misunderstood mechanics.Figuring out what might happen in the episode from their comment was rather easy and it didn't read like it was supposed to throw off.

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    • @SYUTK It was "mechanics" as in "How this thing works", and considering what the comment was in reply to (which, we deleted what he replied to since it seemed to be causing problems with spoiler replies), it was pretty plainly obvious what he was talking about and what we see in the episode.

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  • Hello BenRG,

    Please be careful with your comments as they can contain spoilers for people who didn't see the episode. This will lead to a temporary block.

         Siggy  General Esdeath  LVDSymbol      21:29, February 13, 2016 (UTC)

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  • What Federation ship is your avatar supposed to be?

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    • It's the USS Enterprise, NX-1701-A, tentatively described by the Trek production team as one of the prototypes of the Solaris-class.

      When Star Trek IV - The Voyage Home was in early development, the new Enterprise was not going to be a clone of the original. Rather, it was going to be a sort of Excelsior-like experimental super-starship with Transwarp, cloak and even saucer separation like the Enterprise-D. Ultimately, the team decided that using a Constitution-II like the original Enterprise was more in line with the film's themes of renewal and second chances. Additionally, developing the Solaris-class model and sets was considered to be too expensive to be done in parallel with the ongoing pre-production for Star Trek - The Next Generation.

      IIRC, the Solaris-class was part of Gene Roddenberry's original idea for the new Trek show, which was going to be a reworking of his Star Trek - Phase II scripts and ideas from the mid-70s. Most, if not all, of the original cast agreed in principle but the idea broke down, mostly because Paramount choked on what it would cost to have the original cast in a weekly 26-episode per season show running for a minimum of 3 seasons.

      That said, I occasionally visualise what the end of Trek IV would have been like with the NX-1701-A gliding out of space dock and accelerating into warp. Then the message appearing on the screen:

      "To be continued in...

      STAR TREK - The New Voyages

      Coming this Fall to CBS!"

      The audience at the première would have gone wild! ;-)

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    • Ah, explains why I've never seen it before XD

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  • So it took a year, but you made it. Welcome to the hall of heroes, where only those who survived a year of ordeal has achieved.

    ...Reading that out loud is the most fruity thing I've done today.

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    • * Note - The Kingdom of Vale and all allied settlements in no way warrant or guarantee the figures in this hall are 'heroes'. Nor do they accept liability or indemnify for any loss, disappointment, disfigurement or death that may result in wrongly assuming those in this 'hall' are heroes.

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  • Just a head's up, the latest comment you left on an article was crossing the line on being a spoiler for the episode.

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    • Really? How?

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    • You said that the episode had a lot of information to add about a certain character, revealing that said character would play a part in the episode, that one would not know otherwise prior to watching.

      You aren't in trouble as it's one of those gray area sorts of things, but just be a little more thoughtful in the future.

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  • So, you had asked me to go full spoilers on the part of Thrones I was talking about (I'm only on Kings [book 2] anyway).

    Ok. So King Robert promoted Eddard Stark to Hand of the King (Second in command). Robert dies and Ned figures out that Robert's three childern aren't actually his, rather, they were born of an affair between his wife and her brother (Lannisters)... so none of the children are rightful heirs to the Iron Throne. The queen, of course, intends to rule through her oldest son, Joffery, using him like a puppet. Ned wants to stop them, but doesn't have the mampower to take out the Lannisters and Kingsguard, so he bribes the entire city watch (supposed to be neutral) to join his side. They pack the throne room full of the guards, and Ned goes to confront the 'King' and his mom, feeling completely in control. He reads Roberts last will, which makes Ned himeslf King (untill Joffery comes of age, which would be many years). Of course, when the Lannisters rip up Robert's will, Ned calls on the guards to support him in forcefully dethrowning Joffery. Being that this is Westeros, though, and everything sucks, they turn on him and slaughter all of his men. Turns out the Lannisters paid them more.

    Anyway, that's what I see Cinder doing - packing the stands/crowd in the tournament with undercover fighters, waiting for everyone to weaken, and then revealing her true colors. Even though we know Merc and Emme are evil, the cast doesn't. And maybe she'll bring in some more hunters, and certianly tons of unmasked White Fang guys like Tukson (that can pass as human). 

    Or it'll be Atlas's military robots, which were supposed to guard the place untill they were hacked and converted... I actually like this one more.

    Not very original, I know, but still, holds some merit. Why would they set up Atlas so, of they weren't going to use them?

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    • I think you summed it up with the pithy phrase "this is Westeros, though, and everything sucks". That's why I gave up in the whole story - everything is always so relentlessly grim and the bad guys are always wiinning because, IMO, George Martin is much like Frank Miller and Alan Moore in that he hates heroes. The only ones who seem to have survived is the ones so young and stupid that they can be controlled by bad councillors and those older ones who aren't realy so good at all. Hearing about Jon's death was the last straw for me.

      Anyway, yeah, I've been thinking that Cinder will pack the confrontation spot with her ringers too. My call is that it will come down at the ball - Cinder will have introduced a poison into the water or something that blocks Semblance for a few hours and the band and waiting staff in the ballroom will all be heavily-armed Henchmen. She might have some White Fang goons do an air assault after the battle starts just to make sure too.

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    • Well, now we know that Ozpin's there, and armed. I really hope he gets to use that cane...

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  • I've meet you on Deviantart. You would know me as DawnKni. I once asked what the characters in NaijMizuho's Proud Mothers drawing were saying, and you responded by making a transcript of what you thought they were saying.

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