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    I like to think I die a little bit more than the average person every day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Akar View Post
    I like to think I die a little bit more than the average person every day.
    So when you're finally near the end of your life, instead of dying it'll skip over death and into a negative integer and you'll become Ghandi and suddenly become immortal? Or would you become a baby again?




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    I would become death, destroyer of forums.

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    What would you be, after all forums are destroyed?

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    Only then will I finally be able to rest and slumber eternal.

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    So you'll just become immortal, destroy the forums then basically die anyway since you're "resting and slumbering eternal". Wow I'm pretty sure Diamat would confirm that that is a dick move in bird culture.




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    The only way to find out is to wait and see if I find myself pecked to death

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    It only applies to birds. Since you're human, you will die for whatever reason we choose.

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    Someone please tell me what the hell this game is supposed to be?

    https://www.gog.com/game/kingdom_the_far_reaches

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    No.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Akar View Post
    Someone please tell me what the hell this game is supposed to be?

    https://www.gog.com/game/kingdom_the_far_reaches
    A surprisingly good adventure game made by Interplay at the peak of its power and glory.

    Dong Zhuo was right. All he did was right the wrongs caused by the eunuchs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Settra View Post
    Dong Zhuo was right. All he did was right the wrongs caused by the eunuchs.
    Eh, he's quite brainless. Given his power he could have made himself the new emperor.

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    I'm going to just go ahead and say what everyone else is saying okay: no eunuch is trustworthy. How can you trust a man with literally no balls? Especially if you were responsible for his castration. Why would you willingly surround yourself with people that you've mutilated?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Settra View Post
    Dong Zhuo was right. All he did was right the wrongs caused by the eunuchs.
    The problem with Dong Zhuo is that he went about it in the stupidest way possible. When anyone opposed his actions for whatever reason he would lash out like a bull in China shop. Compare it to Cao Cao and his extremely subtle way of gradually taking power. Dong Zhuo asked Cao Cao to join his army and Cao Cao rejected his offer because he knew that Dong Zhuo would eventually be defeated.

    Quote Originally Posted by AqD View Post
    Eh, he's quite brainless. Given his power he could have made himself the new emperor.
    I doubt it. Dong Zhuo was probably outnumbered by the coalition. His methods and alienating anyone that mattered. In real terms Dong Zhuo really only controlled Liang province and to some extent Sili province. That wasn't enough to control the entire realm.

    Although Dong Zhuo did tackle real problems, specifically bureaucratic corruption and the influential eunuchs.
    Apparently Dong Zhuo really was extremely ruthless and this is attested to by Dong Zhuo who didn't punish scholars so long as they wrote the truth. But there must be something in there which doesn't add up because after Dong Zhuo's death, the Excellency Wang Yun had some of the scholars killed (such as Cai Yong). So there is definitely hints that the history regarding Dong Zhuo has an air of bias and that the assassins covered their tracks in the historiography.

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    Well he did go through several assassination attempts prior to his outbursts and his biography was written by his enemies.

    I do agree that Cao Cao was the greatest Chinese politician to have ever lived.
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    I'm afraid you're forgetting about Chairman Mao, my friend.

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    Mao wasn't really a politician, imo. He was China's greatest apparatchik.

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    Take that back or I fear I shall have to challenge you to single combat

    p.s I skeet shoot so I think if I can handle a clay pigeon I can handle a clay Diamat.
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    I have to agree with Diamat. Mao was the king of tukhta, the master of nomenclature but he was no politician. He is the guy foco was based on, aside for Che. An apparatchik through and through.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Settra View Post
    I do agree that Cao Cao was the greatest Chinese politician to have ever lived.
    No he wasn't.

    Liu Bang was a much better one. A nobody, no background and no skill of any sort. And made himself the emperor.

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