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by akrolsmir
Mon May 24, 2010 8:48 pm
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: Best Trailer Lines from Ender's Game & Ender's Shadow
Replies: 3
Views: 1622

Hmph. You've stolen all the good quotes by Graff.

Anyway, your project sounds interesting. Good luck with it!
by akrolsmir
Mon May 24, 2010 8:46 pm
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: Would the FPE work in real life?
Replies: 37
Views: 10241

What a depressing thread. No one else thinks that even a unified world is possible? I guess I'm a "suspecter" of the unification of humanity. Even if it turns out pragmatically impossible, having an idealistic goal to attempt is still important. Similar to how perfection may never be achieved, but t...
by akrolsmir
Mon May 24, 2010 8:33 pm
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: Ender's Game Re-Reaction
Replies: 6
Views: 1690

Me neither. I'd like to think that given Peter's mastery at manipulation, he could easily succeed in this atmosphere, despite the fact that others discuss ideas similar in form. And welcome to Pweb, Karii! Although I'm not usually the one to greet newcomers. I think most would agree that the best bo...
by akrolsmir
Sun May 23, 2010 8:56 pm
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: Ender's Game Re-Reaction
Replies: 6
Views: 1690

Re: Ender's Game Re-Reaction

The comparison to bloggers is more often made, and some bloggers are quite influential -- though not "rule the world" influential. Valentine actually mentions that in EG when Peter is trying to convince her to help, saying something like "That's quite a jump. Such a big jump, in fact, that no one's...
by akrolsmir
Fri Mar 26, 2010 9:01 pm
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: The Hundred Worlds and Cultural Stagnation
Replies: 14
Views: 2502

Something you might not have considered yet is that for the thousands of years of cultural distinction, the individual groups did not have an easy system of communication. Ships, horseback letters, etc. were all too slow to actually allow significant cultural combination. Would this happen several t...
by akrolsmir
Thu Nov 12, 2009 11:31 pm
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: Logistics of Commercial Interplanetary Instantaneous Flight
Replies: 2
Views: 1023

Logistics of Commercial Interplanetary Instantaneous Flight

Mostly, the long title. How can this process become feasible? Jane is the only one able to send things Outside and back in, but she can only do it so quickly. For instance, the Lusitania Colony, as small as it was, couldn't get all its humans offworld in... a couple of weeks? Then, when that many pe...
by akrolsmir
Fri Sep 11, 2009 12:39 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: When xkcd reminds you of pweb
Replies: 101
Views: 22142

Just in case no one's pointed this out yet:

XKCD comic referencing Ender's Game today, ftw!

http://xkcd.com/635/
by akrolsmir
Thu Aug 06, 2009 10:29 pm
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: Who's Your Favourite Character?
Replies: 26
Views: 5914

Achilles I and II.
by akrolsmir
Sat Jul 25, 2009 12:48 pm
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: Bugger Home Distance to Earth?
Replies: 23
Views: 7627

I'm not well versed in the theory of special relativity, so maybe a physicist might immediately see what's wrong with my argument. (Lol.) But the ships launched against the home systems were definitely the first sent. In EG pg. 250, when Graff is explaining to Ender about the ansible: "You see,...
by akrolsmir
Tue Feb 03, 2009 4:52 am
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: My First Time...
Replies: 22
Views: 6134

Yes, they consciously know that they are killing, but I think what the TS is getting at is that they are tricked insofar as they are given (false) motives to fight in the war. Just because OSC wrote the book before our time doesn't mean that it doesn't/can't apply now. Jane says as much talking to H...
by akrolsmir
Tue Feb 03, 2009 4:46 am
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: The Hegemon, the Polemarch, the Strategos
Replies: 2
Views: 2897

I'm not sure if I'm quite right, but I was under the impression that the Hegemon was the ruler of earth, had power to stop wars and stuff like that before the third invasion, and that the Polemarch commanded the International Fleet (b/c he's always involved in fleet affairs) while the Strategos comm...
by akrolsmir
Wed Dec 24, 2008 1:39 am
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: Bugger Home Distance to Earth?
Replies: 23
Views: 7627

Yeah, mostly.

Anyone else find this disconcerting?
by akrolsmir
Tue Dec 23, 2008 9:08 pm
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: Bugger Home Distance to Earth?
Replies: 23
Views: 7627

Bugger Home Distance to Earth?

After rereading Ender's Shadow, I thought about how in both EG and ES, OSC took it for granted that the Bugger home world would be farthest away. This doesn't make any sense to me. If the human race were to expand, for instance, we would probably do it out spanning all directions from Earth. Even if...
by akrolsmir
Tue Nov 11, 2008 11:32 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Stem Cell Research
Replies: 19
Views: 6203

Right. This is what I'm asking about. Say somebody decided to have an abortion. You now have a dead fetus, and nothing can undo what has been done. You can either use it for the advancement of science, or do nothing with it. On one hand, only good can come from it. On the other hand, nothing. You c...
by akrolsmir
Tue Nov 11, 2008 11:16 pm
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: Toon leaders
Replies: 12
Views: 4326

Crazy Tom? A War of Gifts? I think it was Dink if my memory is correct. The book told the story of Zeck and Dink. Crazy Tom was mentioned briefly in the discussion of Santa, but I would hardly consider that a main character. Right. My bad. And fly did practically nothing of notice. except maybe wri...
by akrolsmir
Tue Nov 04, 2008 1:03 am
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: Toon leaders
Replies: 12
Views: 4326

Crazy Tom is practically the other main character from A war of gifts.
Do? He didn't do much. But his... personality? psyche? background? is very well described.
by akrolsmir
Fri Oct 31, 2008 12:47 am
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: Toon leaders
Replies: 12
Views: 4326

BTW, who do you think among his toon leaders is... described most by OSC throughout all the books? My candidates would be Hot Soup, Crazy Tom or Vlad. Hot Soup cause he took over China and had that short story, Cheater, Crazy Tom from AWOG, or Vlad because of his aid to russia w/ achilles at the sta...
by akrolsmir
Thu Aug 28, 2008 4:30 pm
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: Bean
Replies: 38
Views: 12405

You guys arent' taking into account the fact that they have to eat. Bean couldn't remain on the ship for long, because of supply issues, since he would have to consume more to continue growing. and growing. and growing... not to mention that the children would probably eat a lot too which means that...
by akrolsmir
Sun Aug 24, 2008 5:39 pm
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: Battle School Slang
Replies: 1
Views: 2330

Battle School Slang

Does anyone have a complete list of battle school slang and meanings?
I've got a few, but am unsure of the spellings... I got them through an audiobook, so...

Jeesh- close group of friends
Yelda?
Zopa?
Kuzo?
by akrolsmir
Sun Aug 24, 2008 5:19 pm
Forum: Other Orson Scott Card Novels, Stories and Adaptations
Topic: What to read next?
Replies: 4
Views: 4490

What to read next?

I've read/heard all of the enderverse books. Now, what series/book should I read next by OSC?

I want to hear it from the experts.
by akrolsmir
Sun Aug 24, 2008 5:16 pm
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: Reaction to Ender's Game
Replies: 22
Views: 6754

I don't know... I read the entire shadow series in 7th grade, and loved all the political maneuvering and such... I don't understand why everyone likes SftD better. Yes, I know its completely on a different standard than EG. Still, EG strikes me as more... actionful? not so philosophical and somewha...
by akrolsmir
Sat Apr 19, 2008 1:04 pm
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: Ender Fan Art Thread
Replies: 14
Views: 10606

Image
Image
Both on xkcd.com
by akrolsmir
Mon Apr 14, 2008 10:55 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Crushing on Fictional Characters
Replies: 88
Views: 20999

Cameron Phillips, in the Sarah Conner Chronicles.
I think she's the same person as River Tam in Serenity.
by akrolsmir
Mon Apr 14, 2008 10:16 pm
Forum: Ender's Game Movie Rumors, Speculation and Fan Art
Topic: Bumper Stickers
Replies: 37
Views: 21994

vendor wrote:If you can read this you are a BUTTWATCHER!


I like that one.
by akrolsmir
Thu Apr 10, 2008 9:51 pm
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: Better commander in real military, Ender, Bean?
Replies: 42
Views: 15060

I don't think the real commanders stay out on the front lines anymore... They could just stay somewhere safe and communicate plans. And with that, Ender wouldn't have the ability to gain the trust and respect of his soldiers. Not to mention he would not be the one training them, just the one directi...
by akrolsmir
Tue Apr 08, 2008 5:47 pm
Forum: Ender's Game Movie Rumors, Speculation and Fan Art
Topic: Physical Description?
Replies: 21
Views: 14011

Isn't graff supposed to be somewhat fat?
by akrolsmir
Sat Mar 29, 2008 10:16 pm
Forum: Ender's Game Movie Rumors, Speculation and Fan Art
Topic: How should the film be presented?
Replies: 26
Views: 13569

We could through cardboard cutouts of children around.
by akrolsmir
Sat Mar 29, 2008 4:01 pm
Forum: Ender's Game Movie Rumors, Speculation and Fan Art
Topic: Who do you think should play Ender?
Replies: 48
Views: 28127

Get two brilliant actors to marry young, "so the gene mix is very good".
lolz. I forgot the exact quote.
Anyways, hopefully in 8 years the movie will be made, when the child is perfect for the acting.
by akrolsmir
Sat Mar 29, 2008 3:57 pm
Forum: Ender's Game Movie Rumors, Speculation and Fan Art
Topic: Who would you play?
Replies: 48
Views: 26338

Hot Soup.
I'm Asian and a teen...
by akrolsmir
Fri Mar 28, 2008 11:49 pm
Forum: Ender's Game Movie Rumors, Speculation and Fan Art
Topic: How should the film be presented?
Replies: 26
Views: 13569

No wonder they need hundreds of millions of funding...
Are there that many EG fans out there?
by akrolsmir
Tue Mar 25, 2008 11:49 pm
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: Shadow Series = Fail
Replies: 35
Views: 11320

I just like the geopolitics that are easily understood. Bean's Quartet is just... different.
by akrolsmir
Tue Mar 25, 2008 11:40 pm
Forum: Ender's Game Movie Rumors, Speculation and Fan Art
Topic: Halo falls apart, a lesson for EG
Replies: 16
Views: 11909

When I become rich in about 10 years, I'll give the movie as much funding as it wants...
Of course, chances are the termites will rebel and destroy us all first...

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