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Forum: Log Horizon 2014-01-02, 15:52
Replies: 201
Views: 31,546
Posted By WhiteJoker
Yes and no. There's enough information to make a...

Yes and no. There's enough information to make a variety of assumptions but unlike what Tenzen is saying, these assumptions either only strengthen a particular theory rather than exclude another or...
Forum: Light Novels 2014-01-02, 04:49
Replies: 4,137
Views: 977,700
Posted By WhiteJoker
Another thing to note is that the game seems...

Another thing to note is that the game seems built around parties and attrition-style battles which means that while a sorc can probably out-nuke nearly anybody they'll also likely run out of mana...
Forum: Log Horizon 2014-01-02, 04:44
Replies: 201
Views: 31,546
Posted By WhiteJoker
I'm arguing that "it can't be that" isn't valid...

I'm arguing that "it can't be that" isn't valid at the moment because there isn't enough to support either argument; most responses happened to be of the "the virtual reality idea can't be possible...
Forum: Log Horizon 2014-01-02, 02:58
Replies: 201
Views: 31,546
Posted By WhiteJoker
If you're hinging just on the transportation bit,...

If you're hinging just on the transportation bit, certainly. The alternate reality bit though requires explanation on the game nature since that's the entire point of the setting: they're "in a...
Forum: Log Horizon 2014-01-01, 16:23
Replies: 201
Views: 31,546
Posted By WhiteJoker
The Singularity has nothing to do with quantity...

The Singularity has nothing to do with quantity and everything to do with quality. The idea isn't that you create any specified number of artificial intelligences beyond one. That one (or many)...
Forum: Log Horizon 2014-01-01, 15:31
Replies: 201
Views: 31,546
Posted By WhiteJoker
On the balance of things, yes, the Catastrophe...

On the balance of things, yes, the Catastrophe itself, in that the Adventurers are transported from their world to this one, is very easily explained with magic. What isn't easily explained is how...
Forum: Log Horizon 2013-12-31, 15:52
Replies: 201
Views: 31,546
Posted By WhiteJoker
And that would be the difference I was talking...

And that would be the difference I was talking about.

I'm also fairly certain you aren't actually reading what I'm saying because you're still insisting I have a theory when I outright stated that...
Forum: Log Horizon 2013-12-31, 15:34
Replies: 201
Views: 31,546
Posted By WhiteJoker
Close to but not quite; we're in the territory of...

Close to but not quite; we're in the territory of nuance. The only difference at this point is that I'm taking the perspective of "there's nothing confirmed or invalidated" and he's taking the...
Forum: Log Horizon 2013-12-31, 14:49
Replies: 201
Views: 31,546
Posted By WhiteJoker
And you're missing my point in which there is no...

And you're missing my point in which there is no information given. What Shiroe and company give is not information, it is intention. The majority of volume 1 is dealing with how they view the...
Forum: Light Novels 2013-12-31, 14:26
Replies: 4,137
Views: 977,700
Posted By WhiteJoker
Souji doesn't because he's busy guarding the...

Souji doesn't because he's busy guarding the castle. It's not stated whether Isaac does or doesn't but we do know that some Black Swords were part of Krusty's strike force. Since every scene of the...
Forum: Log Horizon 2013-12-31, 14:17
Replies: 201
Views: 31,546
Posted By WhiteJoker
I don't believe you understand what meta and...

I don't believe you understand what meta and storytelling are. It's meta for us to consider whether what the characters are saying is objective truth or a subjective statement of intention. It's...
Forum: Log Horizon 2013-12-31, 06:43
Replies: 86
Views: 11,894
Posted By WhiteJoker
Yes but less so then in real life. Exactly how...

Yes but less so then in real life. Exactly how much less isn't elaborated on. Let's say sufficiently less that you can get into a fight with a giant monster with pointy teeth and sharp claws and...
Forum: Log Horizon 2013-12-31, 06:39
Replies: 201
Views: 31,546
Posted By WhiteJoker
That isn't what internally consistent means or...

That isn't what internally consistent means or even refers to. Knowledge of the characters is knowledge of the characters and, assuming the characters are not portrayed as omniscient, inconsistent...
Forum: Log Horizon 2013-12-31, 04:41
Replies: 201
Views: 31,546
Posted By WhiteJoker
Then your sampling of sci-fi is rather limited...

Then your sampling of sci-fi is rather limited and your reasoning flawed because the "fi" if sci-fi stands for fiction; generally this just means that the universe's rules have to be internally...
Forum: Log Horizon 2013-12-31, 03:57
Replies: 201
Views: 31,546
Posted By WhiteJoker
I agree with your overall statement just not the...

I agree with your overall statement just not the specifics.

If Maoyuu Maou Yuusha is any indication, Mamare has no problems with using really generic and silly cliches and tropes; what...
Forum: Log Horizon 2013-12-31, 03:17
Replies: 143
Views: 58,131
Posted By WhiteJoker
I don't recall but it certainly wasn't brought up...

I don't recall but it certainly wasn't brought up in the anime so in that regards my appreciation for it's subtlety is still immense!
Forum: Log Horizon 2013-12-31, 01:04
Replies: 143
Views: 58,131
Posted By WhiteJoker
Huh, I didn't notice that either. ...

Huh, I didn't notice that either.

Considering the size of the guild halls and how closely they're spaced together in the pictures we see of the hallway, I think it's a subtle indication that the...
Forum: Light Novels 2013-12-30, 22:34
Replies: 4,137
Views: 977,700
Posted By WhiteJoker
Ahh, the "she's just a silly woman, what'd you...

Ahh, the "she's just a silly woman, what'd you expect?" defense. I'd forgotten about that mentality.
Forum: Light Novels 2013-12-30, 21:26
Replies: 4,137
Views: 977,700
Posted By WhiteJoker
I agree with the overall goal but not the...

I agree with the overall goal but not the intention of that particular attack.

Their antics during the Libra festival weren't aimed at destabilizing the Adventurer support of the Round Table as...
Forum: Log Horizon 2013-12-30, 20:05
Replies: 201
Views: 31,546
Posted By WhiteJoker
You're focusing on the wrong thing. "They...

You're focusing on the wrong thing. "They couldn't be trapped in a virtual world because they don't use any mind-machine interface systems" is the same as saying "they couldn't have been transported...
Forum: Light Novels 2013-12-30, 19:48
Replies: 4,137
Views: 977,700
Posted By WhiteJoker
The issue wasn't that Akiba didn't have space,...

The issue wasn't that Akiba didn't have space, the issue was that Mavis pulled some bureaucratic bullshit so that he showed up in Akiba before Rayneshia got intel that he was coming and that he had...
Forum: Log Horizon 2013-12-30, 17:57
Replies: 201
Views: 31,546
Posted By WhiteJoker
A better example would be Neil Stephenson's Snow...

A better example would be Neil Stephenson's Snow Crash on how good writing and clever sideways thinking can make the issue of how a purely analogue output system can still do things that you'd...
Forum: Log Horizon 2013-12-30, 17:19
Replies: 201
Views: 31,546
Posted By WhiteJoker
The same way people control mecha in anime like...

The same way people control mecha in anime like full-motion people with just two joysticks and pedals: because they can. .hack is pretty vague about a lot of things, for instance, while I never...
Forum: Log Horizon 2013-12-30, 14:32
Replies: 201
Views: 31,546
Posted By WhiteJoker
They wear goggles/headsets but they still play...

They wear goggles/headsets but they still play the game via keyboard/controller/something analogue. It's roughly comparable to our VR systems in that it's just an audio-visual system in goggle form...
Forum: Log Horizon 2013-12-30, 12:56
Replies: 201
Views: 31,546
Posted By WhiteJoker
I wouldn't know, being a rather overt absolute...

I wouldn't know, being a rather overt absolute dictator in personality, however that is the plot for god knows how many anime, manga, movie, and general fiction stories. Somebody else brought it up...
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