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by wigginboy
Sat Dec 31, 2011 6:28 pm
Forum: Other Orson Scott Card Novels, Stories and Adaptations
Topic: Pathfinder
Replies: 37
Views: 10419

Re: Pathfinder

This was, quite simply, one of the best Card books I have read, despite it being a 'young adult' title. I work at a Chapters store and am always happy to recommend any Card title to my sci-fi and fantasy customers. It boggles minds occasionally when I bring people my age (24) and over to the Teen Fi...
by wigginboy
Fri Oct 08, 2010 6:39 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: what in the hell was Petra doing?
Replies: 33
Views: 13401

Wow, it has been awhile since I have been on here. Unfortunately, I have lost the image. Sorry to those who wished to see it.
by wigginboy
Wed Oct 21, 2009 4:00 pm
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: Ender vs Bean
Replies: 59
Views: 25192

The one thing you have top understand about Bean, which I am sure you do, having read ES so many times, is that Bean was manufactured. He was built to be what he is, he has Anton's Key turned. Ender was shaped, he wasn't made. He was taken from raw form and shaped into what they wanted him to be. I ...
by wigginboy
Sat Oct 10, 2009 1:41 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: How about that weather, then, eh?
Replies: 1034
Views: 169263

All you guys have is rain? Thats it? It has snowed five centimetres since thursday morning and its 263 Kelvin. (I dont measure temps in degrees F or C) This is in a semi-arid geographic area that usually doesn't receive snow until November and doesn't usually get cold until late October. I fell on t...
by wigginboy
Wed Sep 23, 2009 7:50 pm
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: Who's Your Favourite Character?
Replies: 26
Views: 6192

I like John Paul Wiggin, in Polish Boy and Teacher's Pest and in the Shadow series. I also really liked the characters of Aimaina Hikari and Grace Drinker. They might have only been minor characters but their contributions to what is ultimately my favourite book, Children of the Mind are intrinsic t...
by wigginboy
Sun Sep 20, 2009 2:29 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Words that are awesome
Replies: 41
Views: 8415

antidisestablishmentarianism
subpoena
kelp
concatenate
oligarchy

There are more but these are my all time favourites.
by wigginboy
Sat Sep 19, 2009 11:55 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Euthanasia
Replies: 4
Views: 2147

thank you for correcting this error. I was unaware there was a distinction.
by wigginboy
Thu Sep 17, 2009 4:32 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Euthanasia
Replies: 4
Views: 2147

Euthanasia

This is a very touchy issue, with some being staunchly against and some being very much for it. If an individual who has a terminal illness wishes to die, should they be allowed to sign over control of their life to a doctor or nurse who administers a lethal dosage to put them out of their pain? If ...
by wigginboy
Tue Sep 01, 2009 10:19 am
Forum: Other Orson Scott Card Novels, Stories and Adaptations
Topic: Whats next?
Replies: 6
Views: 4603

Screw those recommendations; listen to me! Worthing Saga, Maps in a Mirror (collection of short stories), Songmaster. I think I've also heard nothing but universal praise for Pastwatch, though I still have yet to read it myself. I started to read Pastwatch to glowing recommendations from a friend, ...
by wigginboy
Tue Sep 01, 2009 9:47 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Immortality
Replies: 7
Views: 2619

#1: It is also " not natural" how we use antibiotics to kill infection. "Not natural" how artificial hearts keep people alive after they "should" be dead. Should we not utilize these medical advances as well? #2: You seem to be presuming people should not have this right. #3: I don't even know what...
by wigginboy
Tue Sep 01, 2009 8:59 am
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: Enders age
Replies: 2
Views: 1406

Ender's age and the age range of the battle school students in general is a very intriguing issue for many readers. It can be quite disturbing to read of children being sent to train for war especially in light of child soldier training in Middle Eastern countries. For others, especially the childre...
by wigginboy
Sat Aug 15, 2009 2:29 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Laid off
Replies: 23
Views: 4536

While I have not personally been laid off, I have seen the devestation that this recession is causing in my native Alberta. Being an oil-funded province for years, no one ever expected us to fall this hard. I have seen my step-dad, a renowned carpenter and construction Jack of all trades lose many o...
by wigginboy
Wed Aug 05, 2009 10:19 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: what in the hell was Petra doing?
Replies: 33
Views: 13401

Wasn't there a pwebber at one point who actually did make the dragon pic complete with encoded message? I seem to recall this. Yes, I believe so. And the Dragon I modified to be my avatar was that dragon, as far as I know (although I didn't make it). But the encoded message was a bit more "blatant"...
by wigginboy
Tue Aug 04, 2009 9:39 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Gravity and the 4th dimension
Replies: 3
Views: 2322

Now, I am no physicist by any means at all, and this is just what I know mixed with what I think. I know from physics that the fourth dimension is generally regarded to be time. I myself would see gravity not so much as a dimension, but as a part of a framework for the third dimension. Like I said, ...
by wigginboy
Mon Aug 03, 2009 2:38 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Peace - learned, or enforced?
Replies: 13
Views: 3921

Human nature simply does not allow for global peace. There will always be something one country, group or individual has that another wants. If it cannot be had by peaceful means, 9 times out of ten, war is going to ensue. No matter what the resource is, if it is not possessed by one group, that gro...
by wigginboy
Mon Jul 27, 2009 1:52 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: YOU CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH!
Replies: 28
Views: 5985

But this is about torture, remember? So what, you suspect a guy of raping a girl, so you torture him to find out... What, exactly? You are also already presuming his guilt. That's not what I said. I was talking in general terms there. I feel that there is evidence to suspect someone of a crime, the...
by wigginboy
Sun Jul 26, 2009 2:27 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Fan Fiction
Replies: 25
Views: 3957

I am a die-hard Star Trek fan. I am not a Trekkie or Trekker or anything like that, but I grew up with the shows and movies and am quite a stickler for continuity within the universe. I won't get started with the new movie, not here anyway, but I will start on the plethora of fanfic I have found wit...
by wigginboy
Sun Jul 26, 2009 2:03 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Immortality
Replies: 7
Views: 2619

It has always been the way of humans to want to preserve their longevity. Despite my belief that such a thing is not possible, if a 'fountain of youth' were to be discovered, I would be opposed to it's use. It is not natural for any living thing to last forever. if any one person were to be given th...
by wigginboy
Sun Jul 26, 2009 1:42 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: YOU CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH!
Replies: 28
Views: 5985

I believe that once a person has committed a serious crime, they have relinquished all rights they had. All their rights? Line them up for the electric chair, then. What qualifies as a serious crime? Who gets to decide? In my opinion (and this IS just an opinion) a serious crime is a crime against ...
by wigginboy
Thu Jul 23, 2009 10:42 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: YOU CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH!
Replies: 28
Views: 5985

I believe that sacrificing the rights of one or a few to protect those of many or the whole, this is far more advantageous than assuming that a dangerous criminal still has rights. I believe that once a person has committed a serious crime, they have relinquished all rights they had. If a man kills ...
by wigginboy
Tue Jul 21, 2009 9:55 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Revitalizing a Stagnant Community
Replies: 104
Views: 15308

I don't want to draw any sort of line in the sand, but it'll have to come from both newbies and the more familiar members, in our own way.
This is basically what I was trying to say in the first place.
by wigginboy
Tue Jul 21, 2009 9:46 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Revitalizing a Stagnant Community
Replies: 104
Views: 15308

Brain, I used to post a lot more on the second version of Pweb as beans_shadow7. When that crashed, i felt I needed a name change. I was posting quite a lot on this version when it started and for about a year after that. Since we had our daughter, I have been much too busy. I honestly dont think I ...
by wigginboy
Tue Jul 21, 2009 9:02 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Revitalizing a Stagnant Community
Replies: 104
Views: 15308

I guess I am one of those people who never really fit in here, but I post regardless because people listen. To me, the best thing about this board is that most who post here are of a similar intellect and are able to engage in intelligent conversation. I guess that is the reason I have stayed for th...
by wigginboy
Mon Jul 20, 2009 9:51 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Revitalizing a Stagnant Community
Replies: 104
Views: 15308

Of 2704 registered users on this site, 2507 have posted under ten times. That makes it roughly 93 percent of registered users who have not posted ten times or more. Just thought someone might be interested. I imagine a lot of bots have infiltrated security, but thats still pretty bad.
by wigginboy
Mon Jul 20, 2009 9:04 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Revitalizing a Stagnant Community
Replies: 104
Views: 15308

I didnt say I was perfect or better than anyone else. I didnt say YOU people all need to start posting more and I will just stay where I am. I said all of us need to start posting if people are so concerned about the board dying. I did not say i post more than anyone so I am Mr. Philotic. All I am s...
by wigginboy
Mon Jul 20, 2009 4:28 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Revitalizing a Stagnant Community
Replies: 104
Views: 15308

I agree with Jayelle. It is just like the peak and trough cycles of a capitalist economy. It is just like the recession our world is experiencing right now. I also have to agree with Boothby. If the darn movie would just go into production, it would draw a heck of a lot more people here. Unfortunate...
by wigginboy
Sun Jul 19, 2009 2:23 pm
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: Hive Queen and the Hegemon
Replies: 18
Views: 7619

Exactly. THQaTH is a plot device meant to move the story along. It is not a story that has tobe written because the point is to take your own interpretation from it. We know who wrote it, the style in which it was written and who it was written about and the motives for this. But we do not know how ...
by wigginboy
Sat Jul 18, 2009 1:38 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Revitalizing a Stagnant Community
Replies: 104
Views: 15308

OK, so I don't really fit into the group here but that aside, the subject line and subsequent thread material seem to be somewhat biased. It seems that the only 'community' that is dying is a clique of members who are becoming busier and more mature in their personal lives. If no one has noticed, th...
by wigginboy
Fri Jul 17, 2009 10:04 pm
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: Random EnderVerse
Replies: 4
Views: 1889

I think they have a standard calendar and then planetary calendars. Most standard calendars (in science fiction novels) use earth time as their basis even if earth was long destroyed or something. I think that even in the Foundation series (where earth was destroyed and forgotten) they still used e...
by wigginboy
Fri Jun 19, 2009 5:03 pm
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: In what order should they be read?
Replies: 14
Views: 4249

Good point nv. I still think they should be read in publication order though. Just for sequence and storyline and also just homage to the author.
by wigginboy
Wed Jun 17, 2009 5:44 pm
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: In what order should they be read?
Replies: 14
Views: 4249

Go with configuration one. This is how they were written and obviously how card wanted them read.This is the best possible way to read the books, mostly because ideas that card came up with later are interpolated into the newer books making it easier for readers to make correlations between new info...
by wigginboy
Thu Apr 09, 2009 10:22 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: School Subjects
Replies: 66
Views: 7814

Favourites would be English, History and Biology. Most important would be English and the Sciences. To me, Math is not important unless you are going to be a mathematician or a scientist. the only math I use on a regular day to day basis is the Math I learned prior to starting Junior High School. An...
by wigginboy
Fri Mar 27, 2009 11:03 pm
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: Question about Ender and Bean
Replies: 14
Views: 4698

Bean WAS smarter and quicker than Ender. Bean DID protect Ender and work to help him in every facet of the game. This IS canon because it WAS written by OSC in ES. Just as the books of the Bible are considered canon because they are included in the Bible and the Gnostic gospels are not. This, howeve...
by wigginboy
Thu Mar 19, 2009 8:35 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Subvocalizing
Replies: 8
Views: 7324

Good thing I don't have an ear piercing.
I think the jewel in his ear is supposed to be an implant, much like a hearing aid or a Bluetooth attachment. Although when I first read speaker I did entertain thoughts that maybe my earring could pick up radio frequencies.
by wigginboy
Sun Mar 15, 2009 4:27 pm
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: Song reference to Ender's Game?
Replies: 12
Views: 5329

Card did not kill the movie. In the first place, he had Wolfgang Petersen lined up to direct. that didn't work as Petersen had other projects and not enough time to dedicate to EG. Card is the creative consultant for whatever movie ends up being made. This book is basically his crowning achievement ...

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