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52 weeks ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'The Scienc... · 0 replies · +7 points

Yeah, that's about the size of it to me too. It's very frustrating to deal with.

52 weeks ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'The Scienc... · 4 replies · +7 points

Very specific version of culturally-Christian atheist, too, from my admittedly limited experience.

57 weeks ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'Snuff': Pa... · 0 replies · +6 points

No! That's not allowed, how dare time.

OTOH, yes, I'd love to see him read that series too!

59 weeks ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'Snuff': Pa... · 0 replies · +15 points

Specifically, using the withdrawal method as contraception so as to not have a son which would become his dead older brother's heir, as was customary at the time where a man died without children, because he wanted to inherit for himself.

60 weeks ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'Snuff': Pa... · 3 replies · +10 points

Yeah, me too. This was the first book that felt like a first or possibly second draft rather than the finished book we could have had, and the feeling never really went away in later books, for me. It's still better than not having them at all, but it is somewhat frustrating anyhow.

76 weeks ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'Unseen Aca... · 4 replies · +14 points

If UU is a magical Oxbridge, full of Tradition and impressive architecture and the social clout of being around forever and a day, Brazeneck seems to be a newly built redbrick uni or even *gasp* a polytechnic or community college! They're run by local business owners and tradespeople, at least in part, and seem to get their staff good wages and departmental resources rather than recognition-via-tenure and lots of big dinners.

78 weeks ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'The Scienc... · 0 replies · +8 points

Tortoise-tanks? Now we're talking.

78 weeks ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'The Scienc... · 2 replies · +4 points

Ooh, yeah, good point. Never mind then, silly idea.

78 weeks ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'The Scienc... · 4 replies · +6 points

Why does wheeled animal have to equal tyres, anyway? I mean, I know realistically it's down to Rule of Funny, but like, a simpler cartwheel-type arrangement would work much better. Possibly made of modified bone or keratin, as with the shell. The God of Evolution really needs an R&D team. Or possibly just a QC team.

79 weeks ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'The Scienc... · 0 replies · +4 points

That is currently a strong hypothesis from what I understand, yes, although I don't really keep up with the literature enough to go into any further detail sorry.