Monster Hunter Nation
Morlock Publishing (@MorlockP)
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DAMN. For perhaps the first time ever, translating something into French has made it MORE badass.

dyingearth
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While the Imperial suit looks fine, Jake have be left his previous look, so no Striker suit.

dyingearth
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But Jake Sullivan is FINALLY using Browning Automatic Rifle. Only took 2 covers to get that detail right.

Bruce
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For what it’s worth, you could put a picture of a turd on the cover, call it “A Turd’s Life” and as long as Larry was the author, I’d buy it.

dyingearth
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I’m not too concern about the clothing. Just that the guns inaccuracy kind of irk me a bit.

Skip
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Who knew the French were such hatey racists to buy your books?

av willis
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Everybody was kung fu fighting. ..

Grayson
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Agent Franks was fast as lightning…

Scott Deering
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Larry,

It would be cool if you could get .mp3 samples of people reading the same passage in the novel in different languages along with a translation. That would be interesting to see how things translate.

-Scott

CombatMissionary
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Isn’t fiction involving anything other than wine, hookers and immediate surrender illegal in France?

CombatMissionary
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Oh, and mistresses. My bad.

hilljohnny
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when sorting your hate mail do you go by topic or relevance to what you really said?

Bruce
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Level of vitriol, I’d guess! 🙂

av willis
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Ricin has it’s own shelf, letter bombs and razor blades another

Patrick Mullane
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Given the excellent (no irony at all) French involvement in peacekeeping efforts in Africa involving boots on the ground, nice to see there are re-developing their martial tradition by purchasing such excellent work as Mr. Correia’s.

Scott Deering
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One of the many things I liked about the recent MHI series is the inclusion of hunter teams from other countries. I was rooting for some of them in the Nemisis e-Arc (Go Grim Berlin!)

-Scott

P.S. Are we having another patch contest anytime soon?

jabrwok
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I think Google needs to update their translation software. “Foudre de Guerre” translates at “Great Worrier”.

alligosh
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that’s funny. My rusty high school french would say “Lightning of War” or better yet “War Lightning”. Anyone got a better translation? Maybe “War Bound”? 😉

alligosh
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ok, nevermind, looked up the entire thing.

Une personne forte, capable, compétente.
Un objet puissant, performant.

or per google translate, the idiom is

A strong person, capable, competent.
A powerful object efficient.

Rob
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I keep telling you dude, you need to get Baen to hire this guy to do all your covers. I’m not a huge fan of the US ones (I really don’t like the art style), but all the covers I’ve seen done by Chong kick some serious ass.

rek
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barely off topic, re: gender politics and hate mail

Saw this and thought it was funny, especially the first two comments.

http://freakonomics.com/2014/04/22/print-persuade-and-post/

Remember, it’s no longer a strawman argument… it’s strawPERSON.

RatSEAL
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Appropo of nothing whatsoever, did you happen to see that Dave Brin gave you props on the Hugo nomination? I nearly fell out of my chair. Check out the Contrary Bring site (Google for link).

RatSEAL
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*Contrary Brin. Dang auto spell.

mrcfodder
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That is an awesome cover. Definitely prefer it to the US one. Any chance we could ever get the French cover on new edition in English?

SlipperySnake
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Damnit Larry, you have to make it easier on your haters to send you their hate mail. Without an easily accessible email address I can’t send you my ‘hate mail’. It was fairly irrelevant anyways, I was going to say I read your gun control argument and one of your second amendment points was pretty silly. The second amendment as a protection for government tyranny is pretty laughable. You do realize that you having a gun doesn’t mean shit if the government legitimately wanted to oppress you, right? If tomorrow the government banned guns for civilians completely, your ammo stockpiles… Read more »
av willis
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I’m going to let the others tackle the rest of your post, but I’m going to address the portion of your comment regarding use of force seeing as I know a little about it. Quick background about myself, I’m in the military, air force law enforcement, and as a result I have been trained in two of the main means of less than lethal defence, taser and expandable baton, (no OC where I’m at.) In my spare time, I’ve also taken martial arts classes off base covering Krav, JKD, and FMA, so as a result I’m familiar with the gentle… Read more »
SlipperySnake
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@ av willis Yeah, that makes a lot of sense. I mean the obvious first priority has to be protecting yourself from a dangerous attacker. From what you said it seems like you wouldn’t necessarily be opposed to a non-lethal solution if it was actually effective. As you pointed out we aren’t there yet, so maybe guns are necessary. I don’t know enough about the issue to be sure but at least that is the impression I get. I guess the message always seems to get jumbled with second amendment legal arguments, recreational gun use opinions, and gun classification disagreements.… Read more »
SlipperySnake
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@Correia45 So it conservatives think there should be no regulation? I am not asking what ‘they’ suggest. I am asking what you suggest. I mean it is nice to just shit on everyone ideas and all but maybe if instead of that people who knew things about guns came up with the idea we might get somewhere. In that entire post you don’t say anything about what you would do, you just bitch about what other people say and how things are. If your entire view on gun control is ‘not what liberals say’ that explains a lot of conservative… Read more »
CombatMissionary
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Things may have changed, because even though I made it through the academy, a couple of months as a sheriff’s deputy snapped me back to my senses and I did something less stressful than law enforcement: a combat tour in Afghanistan. But when I went through, it was called “less lethal,” as in, “it’s less lethal (usually) than a 9mm.” Is it “less than lethal” now?

av willis
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@Combat Missonary
To be fair the terms tend to be interchangeable, you’ll still come across the phrase non lethal, or less lethal, and no one has ever accused Security Forces of being at the cutting edge of law enforcement. Or the blunt end. Hell there are days I’d settle for being the handle. It mostly boils down to the obscuring of the posterior in the event that something goes wrong.

SlipperySnake
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@ correia45 I didn’t ask for a roundtable, I asked for your actual opinion. You should retitle your gun control article ‘Bitching about what liberals say about guns’. This I guess was my whole point when I commented on the last post, you are politically ignorant because you don’t seem to actually care about the issue. All you care about is arguing with liberals and proving them wrong rather than presenting any real ideas. 10,000 words with nothing to add. Conservatives always bitch about ‘the government’ being too large and ineffective. Then usually just avoid actually dealing with problems, the… Read more »
CombatMissionary
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Slippery, you’re a total moron. In the last few hours, you’ve said that Larry’s (and everyone else’s) experience with or membership in the military and law enforcement communities doesn’t qualify them to know what cops and soldiers would do in a major internal conflict in the US. You then cite having a brother in the marine corps as proof that your line of thought (if you can nail down one coherent train of thought in your rambling oral diarrhea) is valid. You then accuse people who give you thousands of words of personal experience, research, lies of reasoning and statistical… Read more »
Patrick Chester
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Your posting while drunk isn’t much different when you are sober.

Though thanks for the list of the usual anti-gun talking points. Oh, you thought you were making a new argument that hasn’t been rehashed over and over again? Alas, you aren’t as clever as you think you are.

ratseal
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Incoherent response is incoherent. However, mad props for documenting the source of impairment.

CombatMissionary
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Stop posting drunk. You’re only displaying your ignorance. First, there’s the fact that a lot of people cast their own lead and reload their own ammo. Second, there’s the fact that black powder is easily improvised. Third, go online and google “Zip guns.” They’re easy to build. Fourth, you build a zip gun or a volley weapon, which you use to kill the brownshirt and take HIS weapon. Finally, there’s the fact that the number of legal gun owners in the United States outnumber the combined Armed Forces plus all local, state and federal law enforcement bodies combined by a… Read more »
Patrick Chester
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Stop posting drunk. You’re only displaying your ignorance

…and he doesn’t while sober?

CombatMissionary
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Touche, touche.

SlipperySnake
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@ correia45

You notice how every conservative asked legitimate questions about guns resorts to not reading and spouting bullshit.

I never said ‘non-lethal’ work like magic but I guess you have to put me in one of your boxes so go ahead. The only time I talked about them was to ask a hypothetical question.

You are so self righteous you didn’t stop to notice that someone that mostly agrees with you about guns might just be asking a reasonable question.

Bubbasrelm
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Okay, let me tackle the “an armed populace is no threat to the military” fallacy real quick using my least favorite subject, math. After roughly 30 minutes of Google fu I came across these numbers. For population count I went straight to the U.S. census Department, for Military strength I went to wiki and followed their citation chain to the department of defense. Police figures are from the bureau of labor statistics. So I’m pretty comfortable with these numbers. For gun Owners I took an aggregate of 3 separate sources, http://www.TheBlaze.com, justfacts and http://www.gunpolicy.org. I am using the low end… Read more »
SlipperySnake
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I don’t mean to diminish all you work but I don’t think it is a numbers game. That is my point and I am sorry if I didn’t make it clear. I mean I could totally see the counterpoint that unsophisticated terrorist have succeeded so maybe I am wrong but I think things would be different if the goal with revolution. Also the idea that the only people that would be involved in the conflict are those currently trained and the rebels seems a bit naive to me. Even if I thought it were a numbers game I think more… Read more »
Bubbasrelm
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I do believe it is a numbers game, and I believe our founding fathers knew it would be a numbers game. To me it works as the ultimate check and balance in a system of checks and balances. Our founding fathers understood that in typically oppressive society, power is consolidated in a small group, who rules over a large group. By arming the large group and granting them the rights to protect themselves from all enemies, foreign and domestic, they created a huge counter balance to a despotic regime. Even if I was to be completely fair and make the… Read more »
CombatMissionary
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The fact that the trigger pullers under the worst of circumstances would be outnumbered 48 to 1 and they MIGHT be using support systems maintained by the people they’re targeting, IF they get support at all doesn’t seem significant to you?

Are you drawing up plans for a land war in Asia right now or something?

SBP
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“I have a couple of friends who are engineers that work on things like guidance systems for weapons” I have two actual (as opposed to imaginary) friends who do that (one is a missile guy, the other one I don’t know exactly what he does, but I’m pretty sure it’s not a device that hands out free hugs). Neither they, nor any of their coworkers I’ve encountered, are going to be down with your little program. Not. At. All. “I think more people would support the rule of law than the right to own guns” You think a lot of… Read more »
Patrick Chester
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Ah, I see. You’re impressed with fancy toys, and think people blindly follow laws without considering what those laws do. Or more succinctly: An idiot.

Jerry Lawson
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What’s the government going to do? Nuke it’s own cities to suppress rebellion? The rule of law depends on the trust of the people to implement it. Passing more and more laws with fewer and fewer reasons doesn’t increase that trust – if anything it kills it and makes it less likely that the laws will be obeyed. And when you effectively discard the rule of law and shift to a ‘Well, the law’s whatever I say it is, right now’ as Washington seems wont to do these days you’ve got two likely outcomes. (1) People fire the politicians via… Read more »
SlipperySnake
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@Jerry Lawson

I guess, I think most people aren’t radical gun nuts that would resort to violence if their guns are threatened.

If the majority was against you then what? It seems like people with guns are saying that they are going to start some sort of armed rebellion if people don’t agree with them. This to me seems ridiculous, I don’t tend to hear this childish response from liberals. I don’t even agree with confiscation. I just think the argument of sparking some kind of armed rebellion is half-baked.

Joe in PNG
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Another fun factor in the Left’s US Military vs US gunowners fantasy:
The American Left hasn’t exactly been kind to the US Military. They’ve spit on, belittled, insulted, disrespected and treated men and women in uniform like liveried servants at best.
And the Left actually thinks a majority of the military will back them up if the Government gets all Stalinist?
Rule one of the Tyrant’s handbook- be sure your guys with the guns are happy.

Joe in PNG
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And while we are at it- for years I have heard the Left say that the US Military would be helpless against gurella soliders in Vietnam/ Nicuragua/Hondurus/Iraq/Afganistan/et al. One of the main plot elements in “Return of the Jedi” according to Lucas.

One may even presume that Slippery has made similar statements regarding the War On Terror.

And now, after about 50 years of saying the USA cannot fight Gurellas, the Left is trying to tell me that a gurella war in the US can easily be won? Really?

SlipperySnake
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@joe Guerilla war in the U.S. I guess if you call winning it living in a cave for a decade then you could win. There isn’t even a point in comparing the two because it would take too much time to point out how ridiculous it is. Basically they are completely different including the amounts of information about the combatants and the goal of the conflict just to name a few of the huge differences. No one was ever worried about our ability to ‘defeat’ the terrorists we were more worried about the term ‘defeat’. If you think we ‘defeated’… Read more »
CombatMissionary
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Good heavens, and I thought my post of ten to one was mopping the floor with Slippery Snake! I bow to your superior math-fu.

dyingearth
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At this junction, is Slippery Snake trying to be the new Yama/Clamps/Aluda, aka Andrew Marston?

Bubbasrelm
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Thank you kind sir, that google fu was a result of the bad habit of finding my own entertainment when really bored at work.

Found out that when you get paid for what you “know” as apposed to what you “do” means you have a crap load of free time.

Patrick Chester
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Well, I haven’t seen him do some of the dumb things other trolls have tried like, oh, claiming the US military would nuke US cities to quell an uprising.

He might start after the next download from the hivemind, though.

SlipperySnake
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Have you ever considered that most of your assets are probably electronic? When I talk about military technology I don’ necessarily mean the biggest guns. We live in a far different society from those of the past and things don’t work the same way.

Patrick Chester
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Yep, he still wants the last word.

SlipperySnake
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Last word! Lol. I was actually hoping to have a conversation with a venue not designed for it. Anyways, all those people killing their neighbors, wait who is starting an armed rebellion and how? You are the one talking about responding with violence to laws you don’t like. People passing policy they think will make the country better = utopian. Lol, you really are the Lord of Hyperbole. Also tell me more about the ‘brain stuff’, that really showed me how much more you know about military technology than me. You know ‘these people’ though so I guess that should… Read more »
SBP
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“You are the one talking about responding with violence to laws you don’t like.”

The Constitution of the United States is the supreme law of the land. Many people have taken an oath to support and defend it against all enemies, foreign and domestic, and actually take that oath seriously.

SBP
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So you “went to school with engineers” did you?

Some of us actually are engineers, doofus.

I went to school with cheerleaders, but that sure as hell doesn’t make me one, or qualified to have a valid opinion on the topic (other than purely aesthetic…ahem).

Patrick Chester
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Ah, I see. You are part of the “surrender early, avoid the rush” view on tyranny.

How sweet.

You are still under the impression that what you bring up is new and original and hasn’t been rehashed all over the place.

It isn’t and you are not as smart as you think you are. *sad face*

Bubbasrelm
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I wanted so bad to say: @ SlipperySnake “I was actually hoping to have a conversation with a venue not designed for it.” I thought i was engaging in honest discourse by presenting a statistics driven argument about the ramifications of ignoring 48 million armed and angry civilians. And then got into the philosophy of using gun ownership as a check and balance to prevent tyranny. I’m not sure how me doing this constitutes me not wanting to participate in a conversation. But then I had a weekend with a house party, some online gaming, a little story concept design,… Read more »
CombatMissionary
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You brought this Tiny Cowboy song on yourself. 😀 “Ground beef and breadcrumbs, some onions and an egg My mouth is watering so please don’t make me beg I know everybody’s got their tastes and that’s just fine But if you say that you don’t like it, then you’ve never tasted mine I’m talkin’ ’bout meatloaf (meatloaf) So moist and savory, it’s beef that’s shaped like bread Don’t know what that aroma’s doing in my head Whatever we don’t eat we’ll discreetly put away But never fear, my meatloaf, we’ll eat again someday I’m talkin’ ’bout meatloaf, I’m a meatloaf… Read more »
Daddy Warpig
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Apologies if this is rude or impertinent. My name’s Jasyn, we met at the shooting range fundraiser a couple of months ago. Jan Turner, the rangemaster, is my cousin. You coached me on loading and firing the Barrett .50. (Which was awesome. 🙂 I still have the brass.) I was the guy with the shaggy hair and sandals. (Despite which, I am not a hippie.) You should know that my excellent experience at the fundraiser has caused me to begin regular shooting practice with my brother-in-law (CCW permit holder) at that same range, just as soon as my new prescription… Read more »
Mike D
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I have a question for everyone else on this post. I’ve been reading the hatey hate hate on the Radish. Trying to get a feel for what the other side was talking about on this issue and I noticed something really strange. People were using fiction writing to show that someone was racist. This blew my mind. I wanted to shout IT’s FICTION you moron. This is not the author, this is a character in FICTION!!!. Is it just me or is this truly as stupid as I think it is? Cause I think this is about as bright as… Read more »
Bubbasrelm
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See if the fiction is historically relevant. I had an argument this weekend about the use of the N. word in Django Unchained(which I have not seen, and freely acknowledged this when arguing.). They argued use of the word is racist so therefore Quentin Tarantino was racist. I argued that it isn’t if it’s historically and contextually correct. I also am kind of against censorship in all forms simply because of the “give a mouse a cookie” argument. Plus I adhere that intent is more important than what words used when it comes to language. Anyway I managed to drag… Read more »
CombatMissionary
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Another Synodus Horrenda brought to you by your friendly neighborhood SJW committee. They’ve been trying to do that to Mark Twain for decades. 😀

Joe in PNG
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I wonder if they know that one of the writers on “Blazing Saddles” was Richard Pryor?

Bubbasrelm
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Really? That one i did not know about. I wish I had >:)

I love Richard. I loved him the same way I loved Bill Cosby, not so much Eddie Murphy though.

To see why I loved Bill and Richard just watch any of their live stuff and watch the audience. I figure if I could ever learn to write and hold an audience the way they could entrance a room by just telling a story, well Larry will be calling me for loans.

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