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1 week ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'Babylon ... · 7 replies · +16 points

That comment about the lurkers always makes me cringe - it used to make me cringe because I thought it was a really clunky line and no-one in real life would ever actually say anything like that. These days it makes me cringe because I have heard people say almost exactly the same thing about the homeless people in my town. There are unfortunately quite a few real people who feel this way.

1 week ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'Babylon ... · 1 reply · +18 points

I also love how G'Kar's first instinct when confronted with a person who has travelled into the future and knows almost nothing about the current time is to be as sinister as possible and freak her out, because tbh I would be tempted to do the same thing.

1 week ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'Babylon ... · 1 reply · +5 points

V'ir orra guvaxvat nobhg gung gbb - ba gur bar unaq V qb guvax vg zvtug unir znqr uvz yrff naablvat vs WZF unq ng yrnfg *gevrq* gb tvir uvz n ovg bs qrcgu, xabjvat ur jnf fghpx jvgu gur punenpgre rvgure jnl. Ohg gura V guvax...jbhyq V whfg unir orra naablrq gung nal fhpu fprarf jrer whfg gnxvat njnl fperragvzr sebz gur erfg bs gur pnfg vs ur unq znqr gung rssbeg?

2 weeks ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'Babylon ... · 1 reply · +4 points


2 weeks ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'Babylon ... · 4 replies · +19 points

"I could warn you, of course, but you would not listen. I could kill you, but someone would take your place. So I do the only thing I can; I go."

I can't quite describe why I love these lines so much, but it just strikes me as a very succinct summation, and the weariness in Elric's voice really sells it to me. I always get the impression that he (and perhaps the other Technomages) aren't just pissing off somewhere out of the way because they don't care about what happens to anyone else; they really have thought about these potential options they have to avert disaster and come to the conclusion that they genuinely haven't the power to do it. Elric can make Londo's life a misery for a few days to try and teach him a lesson, but he can't turn him away from the 'darkness' he apparently sees growing inside him. It's really quite a sad sentiment - there's nothing the Technomages can do to prevent this 'black and terrible storm' they sense is coming, so their only recourse is to flee.

Zl snibhevgr guvat nobhg guvf rcvfbqr - rkprcgvat Ryevp'f jneavat gb Ybaqb bs pbhefr, juvpu fgvyy tvirf zr puvyyf rirel gvzr - vf npghnyyl abg va gur rcvfbqr vgfrys, ohg zhpu yngre...V guvax va frnfba sbhe? Jura Vinabin trgf n oevrs bss-fperra fhocybg jurer fur'f vaivgrq gb n Qenmv cnegl bs fbzr xvaq orpnhfr nsgre nyy gung gvzr fur vf FGVYY nccneragyl Terra Yrnqre, naq gurersber na vzcbegnag svther va Qenmv fbpvrgl ba Onolyba 5, ng yrnfg prerzbavnyyl fcrnxvat. V whfg ybir gung gurl pyrneyl arrqrq n ovg bs yrivgl/cnqqvat va gung shgher rcvfbqr naq qrpvqrq gb ersrerapr onpx gb gur riragf bs guvf bar sbe shafvrf; vg'f gung xvaq bs ybj yriry pbagvahvgl gung ernyyl znxrf Onolyba 5 sbe zr.

Nyfb URYYB YBEQ ERSN LBH HAFCRNXNOYR NFFUBYR. Bu ubj V ybir gb ungr lbh. Gur zbzrag lbh'er ba fperra V pna'g uryc ohg ybbx sbejneq gb lbhe ubeevoyr ubeevoyr qrngu.

2 weeks ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'Babylon ... · 0 replies · +17 points

Also it sort of makes me imagine that G'Kar and Na'Toth's working relationship is quite a lot like this xkcd strip...

2 weeks ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'Babylon ... · 2 replies · +17 points

Bx, boivbhfyl vg'f irel qvssvphyg gb enaqbzyl thrff gur fcryyvatf bs nyvra jbeqf whfg sebz urnevat gurz fcbxra nybhq, fb ab whqtrzrag ng nyy, ohg 'Mnpunqbbz' vf QRSVAVGRYL gur anzr bs Mnpx Nyyra'f vzntvanel fhcreureb crefban gung ur hfrf sbe YNECvat.

2 weeks ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'Babylon ... · 0 replies · +8 points

Guvf nyjnlf naablf zr. Gurer'f ab cnegvphyne arrq sbe ure gb fubj hc ntnva, ohg jbhyq vg unir orra fb uneq sbe ure gb or zragvbarq bss-unaq jura Furevqna unf bar bs uvf pungf jvgu uvf qnq?

2 weeks ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'Babylon ... · 1 reply · +7 points

V zrna, zber ba vg jura gur fubj znxrf vg rkcyvpvg, ohg V unq arire frra n ovfrkhny punenpgre ba gi be va n zbivr be va n obbx be NALGUVAT orsber Vinabin; V xarj tnl crbcyr rkvfgrq ohg fur jnf yvgrenyyl zl vagebqhpgvba gb gur pbaprcg bs ovfrkhnyvgl. Vg ernyyl urycrq abeznyvfr gur vqrn bs orvat nggenpgrq gb jbzra nf jryy nf zra sbe zr jura V jnf tebjvat hc, naq V nofbyhgryl perqvg Onolyba 5 jvgu znxvat vg rnfvre sbe zr n srj lrnef yngre jura V fgnegrq gb erpbtavfr gung va zlfrys gbb.

2 weeks ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'Babylon ... · 1 reply · +13 points

I mean the music is definitely part of it too! I always go right from the narration into:


You gotta do the dunnnns as well!