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Re: Deus Ex Machina
« Reply #30 on: January 20, 2004, 08:06:58 PM »
I was watching Star Trek IV yesterday and I was wondering what the opposite of Deus Ex would be, like if at the first of the story a god-like figure shows up and causes all the problems to begin with. (In case of some odd reason nobody has saw Star Trek IV, at the first a giant indestructable ship-type thing shows up and starts destroying the planet because it can't hear any whales.  As soon as it does, it just leaves and everything is fine).
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Re: Deus Ex Machina
« Reply #31 on: January 20, 2004, 09:26:30 PM »
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a giant indestructable ship-type thing shows up and starts destroying the planet because it can't hear any whales.  As soon as it does, it just leaves and everything is fine

Because, you know, that's what we'd all do if we didn't hear whales.

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Re: Deus Ex Machina
« Reply #32 on: January 20, 2004, 09:34:35 PM »
It's been a long time since I've heard a whale.  I better start layin' some smack down.

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Re: Deus Ex Machina
« Reply #33 on: January 20, 2004, 09:40:50 PM »
well, to be honest, I don't hear whales much either. Just voices. But soemtimes the voices sound like whales.

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Re: Deus Ex Machina
« Reply #34 on: January 20, 2004, 10:26:43 PM »
I bet if the Greeks had thought about it, they'd have used a Whale Ex Machina.
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Re: Deus Ex Machina
« Reply #35 on: January 20, 2004, 10:29:08 PM »
Useless fact of the day: latin for 'whale' is balaena.

So balaena ex machina
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Re: Deus Ex Machina
« Reply #36 on: January 20, 2004, 10:31:13 PM »
I'm gonna say no, probably not. Now a Deus ex whale, THAT sounds likely. (Sophocles? meet Jonah...)

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Re: Deus Ex Machina
« Reply #37 on: January 20, 2004, 10:49:37 PM »
But that doesn't make sense - god from the whale?  Whale from the machine - the whales were transported in a freaking huge Klingon ship.

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Re: Deus Ex Machina
« Reply #38 on: January 21, 2004, 12:43:56 AM »
no, you're definitely wrong. Basically, d.e.m is a machine descending (or a device being introduced) where a god (or some sort of coincidental solution) comes out to wrap everything else. You're saying a whale comes out instead of a god. I'm saying the device used to introduce the god is a whale.

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Re: Deus Ex Machina
« Reply #39 on: January 21, 2004, 01:20:20 AM »
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Useless fact of the day: latin for 'whale' is balaena.

So balaena ex machina


Looks a lot like bologna. Hmm. Bologna ex machina....
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Re: Deus Ex Machina
« Reply #40 on: January 21, 2004, 01:43:43 AM »
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You're saying a whale comes out instead of a god. I'm saying the device used to introduce the god is a whale.


Yes, that's what I'm saying, because that's what happens.  Just because I like it better.
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Re: Deus Ex Machina
« Reply #41 on: January 21, 2004, 02:01:17 AM »
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Looks a lot like bologna. Hmm. Bologna ex machina....


No no, It looks like baleen, because that's what many whales have instead of teeth!  (ok, obviously it's the other way around word-wise, but you know what I mean.)
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Re: Deus Ex Machina
« Reply #42 on: January 21, 2004, 07:39:06 AM »
I"m the god emperor here. I'm going to use a whale to do my interventions. And I'm going to destroy any whale that tries to change the fate of mortals.

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Re: Deus Ex Machina
« Reply #43 on: January 21, 2004, 03:38:46 PM »
/me pats Saint on the head

That's nice.
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Re: Deus Ex Machina
« Reply #44 on: January 21, 2004, 03:41:18 PM »
You won't be so cavalier when a whale falls out of the sky and lands on you.