Arguing with a troll is like playing chess with a pigeon. No matter what you do or say, he will just knock over the pieces, take a shit on the board and strut around like he won the whole damn thing.
Blizzard Entertainment was founded by Michael Morhaime, Allen Adham, and Frank Pearce as Silicon & Synapse in February 1991, a year after all three had received their bachelor's degrees from UCLA. In the early days the company focused on creating game ports for other studios. Ports include titles such as J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, Vol. I and Battle Chess II: Chinese Chess. In 1993, the company developed games such as Rock n' Roll Racing and The Lost Vikings (published by Interplay Productions).
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JK Rowling came up with the idea from scratch!
Like Harry Potter, where the entire idea for the series just one day hit her... while he was reading the Worst Witch.
Second season of twin peaks had murdered bodies in chess pieces until the writers got bored (or cancelled) and accelerated the plot
They probably got the idea from chess.
No american sitcom is about the content.
It's about the relationships between the characters and the delivery of the lines. It's not about good jokes.
... But that doesn't mean it isn't good. BBT is highly entertaining in my book.
Also, for the record, I do NOT feel laughed AT, probably because I can see why something is laughed at, and I'm a science-, physics-, games-, computer,- comics-, MMO- and RP-GEEK.
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If you chose rock as a weapon, in order to beat a pair of scissors, don't start whining when you get pwn'd by a piece of paper.
The competition for a young lady happened in 1554 (typo on your part?). In Italy they like to replay this legend annually somewhere in the north.
In literature live chess appeared around XV. Rabelais, in XVI, definitely wrote about human chess.
The 1923 as actual event I can't identify, since by that time there already were many public and private presentations of live chess.
The only part I agree with is the publication of Carroll's novel. Indeed, one of the most famous references for human chess.
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It's a fairly asinine argument to attempt to make, honestly.
The point in a fictional comedy is to provide amusement. If these guys set up a camera in the average nerd's apartment, it wouldn't be very exciting, just a lot of discussion about which class is superior at healing in WoW, or which deck is currently most popular in Yu-Gi-Oh. At least, that's been my experience. Myself and my friends have had very engaging and enjoyable conversations and we would spend many nights interrupting people's meals at Denny's with our ridiculous laughter, but none of that would be interesting to a viewer, mostly because they wouldn't really get our way of speaking. Hell, there's been conversations at the local comic shop that I've steered out of for being too "nerdy."
As for the topic, the idea of Chess isn't new, and the idea of humans taking the place of pieces in games isn't new, so I'd imagine that neither Blizzard nor JK Rowling came up with it first. It's also possible they both could've arrived at the idea completely separate, or that the designer of WoW was inspired by Harry Potter, but had completely forgotten that part was even in the book. An example of how this can happen is that one time, I designed a world and named one of the locations in it (a frequent hobby of mine), and probably a couple of months later went through to level my second Draenei and discovered that one of the locations on Azure Island shared the exact name as the place in my world. Keep in mind it had been at least a year since I had leveled a Draenei before, and I had no memory of these locations before leveling my second one. So I assume the name stuck in my mind and when I went "what sounds like an Elvish name?" my brain spewed that out.
I personally have grown up playing video games and trading card games my entire life. There were times that i was alienated for doing so, however, as an adult i could care less about what people want to call me or whatever. I now run a table top hobby shop with a couple friends and we help to mold the younger generation of ourselves and make them feel better about it(at least while they are there). That being said i would say that i am a nerd or a geek, whatever you want to call me, i honestly don't care about labels. I also find the big bang theory to be a good show, it makes me laugh, even if it is stereotypical. If you are a nerd or geek and are too jaded to understand that we are now the popular people in the world, well then i'm sad for you. Stop being mad at ppl trying to steal it and just look down at them from where you are now and where they wish they could be, stronger than they will ever be as a person.
do what you feel.
big bang theory is absolutely awesome