I remember a Dragon magazine article from the early 90s where the author was told by his TSR bosses to write rules for Dragonlance dragon minatures combat for some gaming convention. They seemed alright but TSR never did formally publish anything official. And this was 1990s TSR, the company that didn't shy away from… » 10/30/14 4:04pm Yesterday 4:04pm

The full article doesn't really elaborate on the numbers, and the actual study's behind a paywall. Do the researchers collect any data on the subjects' perception of their previous relationships before the poaching occurred? I've known a few people in relationships that were either emotionally unsatisfying or… » 10/30/14 8:44am Yesterday 8:44am

How many versions are intentionally incorrect, and how many are just grossly simplified almost to the point of caricature? A lot of historical events are way more complicated than the trite Hollywood versions most people understand, but sometimes I wonder how deep into things an educator can get and still hold the… » 10/30/14 8:02am Yesterday 8:02am

It's probably because I'm a cranky dude approaching 40 who has been reading epic fantasy most of his life, and have been frequently burned out by the genre. But at this point, I don't really care how ASoIaF ends. The first few books seemed really fresh to me, they reinvigorated my love of a good epic fantasy. I didn't… » 10/29/14 10:29am Wednesday 10:29am

I might need to reread it too, now that I know a lot more about Byron and Ada than I did back then. I remember in the book Byron was lauded as a revolutionary who overthrew the old British aristocracy, and Ada was praised as both the patron saint of mathematics and Byron's daughter, but I don't remember if TDE implied… » 10/29/14 8:18am Wednesday 8:18am

It doesn't help that Bale's Batman costume was built for "realism", not the ability to actually move in it, so Bale (and presumably the stuntmen) couldn't do much more than throw wide punches in it. At least in TDK and TDKR he moved away somewhat from the shaky-cam dim-lighting of Batman Begins, but it was far from… » 10/28/14 7:13am Tuesday 7:13am