• Welcome to ZD Forums! You must create an account and log in to see and participate in the Shoutbox chat on this main index page.

Recent content by Hanyou

  1. Hanyou

    Do You Find the Bible to be Fascinating From a Literary Perspective?

    Definitely. I find myself especially invested in the Old Testament and gospels, which means it's not so much the Christian side of things that's interesting to me from a literary perspective. Genesis, Exodous, Job, 1 Samuel, 2 Samuel, Esther, Ecclesiastes, Proverbs, Song of Songs, Psalms, and...
  2. Hanyou

    E3 outside of Nintendo

    I honestly just hope we see another Elder Scrolls game. Elsweyr, preferably. I guess Fallout 4 would be nice.
  3. Hanyou

    Religious People's Views of Other Religions

    As trite and silly as this sounds, I believe what I believe because I believe it to be true. I am a Christian because I believe in certain tenets of the faith. Yes, I do also believe in a virgin birth and resurrection. Yes, I recognize that this is not inherently rational. Yes, I, a rational...
  4. Hanyou

    Jurassic World (June 2015)

    Looks like an action movie. I love the original--it has that classic Spielberg charm and a sense of wonder, awe, and terror. The second movie missed the mark because its writing was terrible, the third missed the mark because, well, its writing was terrible and it didn't really have a story...
  5. Hanyou

    Superhero Movies 2015-2020

    I don't care about comic books and superheroes for the most part, but I've always liked Batman. I guess that means Batman v. Superman is the one I'm looking forward to. I also love that new Daredevil show (binge-watched it in 2 days), but that's not a movie.
  6. Hanyou

    Deceptively Upbeat Songs

    Most songs by They Might Be Giants. My favorite among their dark-happy songs is "Don't Let's Start." For example, here are a few lines: D, world destruction Over and overture N, do I need Apostrophe T, need this torture? Don't don't don't let's start This is the worst part Could believe...
  7. Hanyou

    Movies that are better than the book

    Blade Runner. I love Philip K. Dick's original, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, but the movie is a sublime experience. Its visuals, music, and fairly straightforward story, in combination, are transcendent. The book is a well above-average science fiction book with Dick's usual themes...
  8. Hanyou

    Sega Dreamcast Classics

    One of the things I love about the Dreamcast is the sheer youthful exuberance of it all. Most major games, even the less-than-perfect ones, feel fresh. There was this great atmosphere of creativity to Sega in its best years that set them apart from all other game companies, and the Dreamcast...
  9. Hanyou

    Summer Wars

    Great movie! Mamoru Hosoda consistently makes good stuff. Also liked The Girl Who Leapt Through Time and the one about the wolf children.
  10. Hanyou

    Sodomite Suppression Act

    Appalling. While this man is clearly an outlier, this is an example of how the views of the religious right, taken to an extreme, are oppressive and against every principle of freedom we ought to believe in. Of course, no sane adult would agree with him, but it's still terrible to be reminded...
  11. Hanyou

    IMO: Libertarians care more about being correct than real-world results

    First, I know there are several people here who will take issue with your comments about left-libertarianism. I'm fairly sure it predates right-libertarianism. Socialist libertarians tend to be interested in tearing down social structures that are oppressive, and include capitalist...
  12. Hanyou

    What religion are you?

    1.) How? 2.) Also, you say organized religion should be eradicated. How should it be? 3.) Also, why single out organized religion if you object to religion in general? I see some hypocrisy in your "ought" statement, considering that you position yourself as an enemy of both ignorance and...
  13. Hanyou

    What religion are you?

    I am Christian. I don't have much else to say, other than my faith is both deeply personal and public insofar as it influences the way I interact with other people and the way I see the world. I find that it has enriched my life, so I am glad for my faith.
  14. Hanyou

    Your Thoughts on MJ.

    I like the Sonic 3 soundtrack and when I hear his music, I enjoy it. I don't seek his music out, however. As for Michael Jackson the person, he was strange and did some questionable things, but it's unfortunate his reputation was tarnished over claims which have since proven to have no real...
  15. Hanyou

    Dark Humour

    Bill Burr is probably my favorite comedian, but I never found his humor particularly dark. Same with Louis C.K. and (modern) Marc Maron -- my reaction to their standup isn't "wow, that's dark!," but "that's perceptive/funny!" Considering the subject matter of their jokes, I'm surprised that I...
Top Bottom