Forgive me if I am wrong, but isn't this America and isn't this a free market?? Isn't this what Wall Street does on a regular basis? They can short stocks with 140% float and retail can't exploit the opportunity?
Get out of here...
Over this past weekend, Phase I was quietly changed, apparently (to me) to include more general medical practitioner types in the earlier portions Phase I and to include more public-contact situations in Phase I generally.
credit to /u/bposvibesb for noting this.
Is the fact that NPCs and containers never have much just gameplay or is it supposed to reflect "reality" in the game world? This is complicated by the fact that neither NCR nor BOS NPCs have more ammo than anybody else, though there is indication that NCR and BOS can manufacture their own.
The way Pullman makes one positively despise the character of Lyra through her attempts to rationalize everything as a way of desensitizing herself from life and the emotional trauma she still carries towards Will, the whole motivation for her seeking Karamakan being a desire to be with him again, is divine! Furthermore, must it be said how Delamare's campaign against factual reality is horrifyingly prescient? And finally, the savage vivisection of the reductive logic that can be so pervasive in today's intellectual elitism and sublime descriptions of the seductiveness of the unknown which, in my view, firmly place this book among the best *written* books to date. My second favourite is La Belle Sauvage followed by The Amber Spyglass, but that is neither here nor there!
EDIT: I had no idea this was going to get so much attention so I'm going to throw a couple more of my favourite things in. The moments of clear-headed self-reflection Lyra exhibits when questioning her motivations for enjoying the company of older men. The callbacks to previous books are almost fanfic-ish in their quantity but each one makes the inner nerd in me giggle (Delamere -> Marisa, Bonneville, Alice, Ralph, etc.). The way in which Delamere toys with his mother after a lifetime of abuse is so ruthlessly savage and cold-blooded it made my skin crawl. The whole miner 'incident'. The absolutely barbaric dinner with the new master, which took my breath away, while also catching me by surprise with Lyra's quick-witted final comment. And finally, as u/GunstarHeroine pointed out, the subtle but undeniable way Lyra truly is the daughter of Marisa and Asriel, exhibiting their flaws just as powerfully as their strengths.
Seeing those 'wouldn't it be cool to have an X and Y show with [insert legacy character here]' on the other sub, I figured I'd write out the idea I've had rattling around in my noggin for the better part of a few years.
The last thing we need is retreading the same road.
So, our series focuses on the U.S.S. Commonwealth some 25 years after the end of the Dominion War. In that time, Starfleet has taken on a more militaristic role aimed at the Gamma Quadrant, where they've sought to ally themselves with worlds formerly held under the Dominion. The general strategy is one of both containing the Dominion should they decide to re-arm and regrow (no pun intended for the Founders) by having satellite outposts dotted around the former Dominion, and one of civil rapprochement, though the latter hides the general state of fear that's been inculcated into Starfleet.
We've seen something similar to this with regard to Bajor and Cardassia, though the scale of the Dominion War has made Starfleet far more wary of the Founders.
That brings us to the Commonwealth. It is a ship fresh off the line given to a Captain who fought in the Dominion War. Its mission is both one of exploration and diplomacy, carrying the Federation flag to the furthest reaches of the Gamma Quadrant in order to effectively and 'peacefully surround' the Founders.
Its Captain is wary of the mission. While they (don't give a shit about the gender) know the intent behind the mission, they cannot help but feel that Starfleet has diverted itself from its original goals when they signed up ~40 years ago. The Captain laments the lack of children on starships, as well as the feeling of community that came with both scientific and diplomatic missions. Too many younger officers were brought up in the shadow of the Dominion War and now countenance their expertise as military first, science second. The Captain also feels that more is needed to ensure healthy diplomacy rather than making the Founders feel cut off from their former empire, lest conflict arise again.
The Captain watched too many friends die and had to live with the guilt of surviving by sheer luck- fighting is their last best option for any situation.
This brings us to the XO- young, brash, a little too eager to push the envelope when it comes to 'expanding' Federation territory around the former Dominion. They're half the Captain's age and were raised hearing the stories of the valiant crews who gave their lives to save the Alpha Quadran... keep reading on reddit ➡
While I understand it's theoretically possible due to the sheer size of the Imperium, are there any nominally independent dominions 10,000 years after the Great Crusade in the canon? If so, what are they like?
To clarify, I'm not talking about petty empires like Badab that have (successfully or otherwise) attempted to throw off the Imperial yoke. I'm talking about client states and tributaries with varying degrees of integration who swear fealty to a larger empire (perhaps prior to eventual annexation).
In order to avoid the "Federal district" mandate, The D.C Statehood bill intends not to include White House, Capitol and more into the "new" D.C State. Consequently, District of Columbia still exists in a different, smaller form and a repeal of U.S 23rd Amendment is not required. The real issues is, can the reshaped district have legal residents and if not, how will the district's electoral votes be awarded?
Seeing as pipe weapons commonly chambered in .38 caliber ammunition are used widely throughout the Commonwealth, how could settlers/raiders possibly find enough .38 ammo to justify building a weapon that fires that caliber? There was a heavy military presence prewar in the Commonwealth, but no standard issue military weapons in the Fallout universe fire .38 . The assault rifle fires 5.56, and of course the laser rifle fires fusion cells. So where did all the .38 ammo come from? It doesn't seem like a cartridge that would be used by the military, so are wastelanders crafting it or what?
The following came up in a chat, and I'm only going to repeat my end of it so as not to be a jerk.
We were talking about playing the game in order from Far Harbor, to Nuka World, to finally the main storyline, for many reasons involving gameplay - keep preston friendly, build the zealot build from far harbor early in the game, contain your evil deeds such that everything except the DLCs returns to normalcy, etc
My friend was questioning whether it would make sense lore wise though, completing things in that order.
In broad strokes, I think it might actually make some sense lore wise
consider the scenario where you wake up to find you have been frozen for 200 years, your spouse murdered, your son kidnapped by god knows who, and your world destroyed and foreign.
who's to say you don't go off your nut, join a cult (far harbor), join up with some raiders (nuka world) and then realize you've wasted your life, and go looking for your kid? Takes me a little over a year in game if I'm grinding a lot.so my characters snaps for a year before getting their shit together and deciding they have something to live for (their son) only to find out their son is a sick sociopath. so the first idea (go crazy, and fuck it all off because nothing matters) was actually the correct choice all along.
So, what are your thoughts on this? Is it completely implausible? Too depressing? What?
I got initiated into the brotherhood, did fort strong, than preceded to kill every last member aside from the squires.
Does anybody know what this affects? I even killed Danse because he wouldn't stop attacking me. Honestly didn't even know this was possible but as of now I haven't even met the minutemen, the entire airport+prydwen is wiped, and I've yet to meet Virgil or the Railroad.