Coalition ArmySuperseded in importance only by the Coalition Navy, the Coalition Army makes up the bulk of the Coalition’s planetside forces. About eleven billion strong, the Coalition Army easily outnumbers the entire populations of many galactic polities, but even it pales in comparison to the Conseil and United Technocracies’ militaries.
The Coalition Army finds its roots in the old United States Army. Army doctrine has changed little over the centuries. There are some differences, however: Imperial America’s Army was focused on deterring Soviet invasion and fighting insurgencies in America’s colonies. The modern Coalition Army revolves around the doctrine of OrbitSurface Battle: the aggressive use of armored units to punch through enemy lines and orbital and airborne support to cut supplies feeding the enemy. This is more similar to the United States Army’s doctrine during the Great War. The Coalition Army's primary purpose, however, is holding onto planetary territ
Republic of New Rome/Nova RomaNew Rome is the most powerful and significant “neutral state” in galactic politics. Considering itself “above” the rivalries of the three superpowers, it is proud of its status of being independent of the ideological fighting between the three states. Consequently, the superpowers view New Rome as a pariah and usually refuse to have anything to do with the “galaxy’s last democracy.”
Italian thinker Costantino Pesaresi, a social democrat whose parents had managed to flee Earth during the Collapse, founded New Rome. During the early days, the American government was burdened with the logistics of moving American and allied infrastructure to Columbia and neighboring systems, so Pesaresi’s parents were free to teach him what the Americans would have called “subversive antipatriotism.” By the time Pesaresi was an old man, he had already gained a following, especially among the poorer immigrants to the new systems, and his actions f
OsminogiOsminogi (scientific classification unavailable)
When the Soviet Air Force Space Division probe Almaty-15 didn’t return to Earth from its mission to what would be later known as the Brabant system, tensions increased even more between the American Empire and the USSR. The Soviets sent a task force to deal with the problem with one simple order: determine what happened to the probe. In this regard, the task force was successful.
The osminogi are one of the many xeno species that mankind has driven to extinction, or very nearly so, in its expansion across the stars. Although most of these species were exterminated through sheer callousness and apathy, having their homeworlds terraformed with complete disregard to any life on them, the osminogi are special in that they are one of the few pre-Collapse xenos to be exterminated for posing a threat to humanity itself.
The osminogi were named as such by the Soviet task force sent to investigate Almaty-15 for their superficial simi
My Reasons Why Twilight Sucks
Reasons Why Twilight Sucks:
1. Bella Swan: If I could summarize her personality in a sentence, I'd have to say this: She's a whiny, bratty, emo Mary-Sue who has no respect for ANY of her friends or family, and can't make up her mind about who to go with. My fish has more intelligence than her.
2. Edturd Cullen: He is an abusive 100-year-old creep. If I might add, he is a freaking CHIN that farts sparkles.
3. Harry Potter > Twilight. 'Nuff said.
4.Stalking and watching someone sleep is NOT romantic.
5. Even the character that plays Edward doesn't like Twilight. Sounds to me like a BURN.
6. "Oh Jacob, even though you probably would've treated me better than Edward, I'm still going to go w/ my beautiful lovey-dovey Eddie-poo. Here, I'll make it up to you though! I'll give you our baby daughter!"
7. Bella's a terrible role model.
8. The series encourages pedophilia, teenage pregnancy, suicide, brattiness, etc.
9. Give it up, fangirls. Edward (or Jacob, whatever) will NEVER marry you. Keep
Vampires suck blood, not d--k
Most problems with the Twilight series can be split into four main categories:
1) The writing is simply bad.
2) It sends a HORRIBLE message to young people, particularly women.
3) The "vampires" don't follow the most basic rules of established vampire lore.
4) The series' fan base is, by and large, rabidly obsessed to the point of psychosis and insists on mercilessly shoving it down everyone's throats.
1) The writing is simply bad.
You can disagree if you want, but there are many, MANY, MANY well known writers who agree the writing is bad, and very few that think its good. There is little to no character development after the character is initially introduced. When we meet a new character, we know everything there is to know about them within five minutes. There is no sense of mystery or any depth at all to the characters. In a well written book, you have to finish the book to find out everything about a character. Take Harry potter for instance, Dumbledore is introduced
Why Edward sucks as a vampire
Poor Bram Stoker is probably rolling in his grave right now. With the creation of Twilight and its notorious gang of vegetarian sparkling vampires, he must so proud. Truly.
If you havent caught on to the sarcasm, let me point something out to you
EDWARD CULLEN IS A DISGRACE TO VAMPIRES.
Hes like some new age, hippie, emo wanna-be, vampire. Who is abusive to the girl he loves to boot.
See now the thing is I really REALLY REALLY wanted to like Edward. I mean I really did. He was a vampire. I love vampires. But really there was so much wrong with him (and by wrong I mean NOT wrong) that it was virtually impossible for me to do so.
1. He sparkled.
Im sorry but I really cant get over this. Even the first time I read the book (which I actually enjoyed) I was shock that any creature that needed blood to survive would sparkle. And why did he sparkle anyways? Was there any point to it? Did it serve some sort of predatory purpose that I was u
Abe writes to SMeyer....My dearest Stephanie Meyer,
I know upon receiving this letter your first reaction will be to disregard it as some kind of joke. I assure you, however, the return address you see scrawled on the back of this envelope is very real, and so am I for quite some time, actually, despite what your history books may say.
But I digress; my existence is hardly the matter I wish to discuss with you. Does the name "Twilight" ring a bell? I should hope so. For that is the topic of the following letter.
I must admit, when I first heard about this series, I felt only a mild twinge of irritation: Just another vampire romance novel, I thought-full of inaccuracies and dark, brooding anti-heroes. While I could go on and on with my quibbles about any sort of romance with a vampire, your "Twilight" particularly caught my attention.
I'll be frank with you, Mrs. Meyer: it was the most inaccurate interpretation of vampi
How to Annoy Twazis1. Say, "Twilight? That's the one with the wizards, right?"
2. Tell them you think Edward needs to lay off the body glitter.
3. Tell them the sparkly creep from Twilight kinda looks like the awesome wizard in Harry Potter.
4. If they say "That's Cedric", say "Oh. So he didn't die. He got turned into a vampire. Poor guy. I'd rather be dead."
5. Rip up their book.
6. Say you like Edward better than Jacob.
7. Repeat vice versa.
8. Say Bella is your favorite character.
9. Say the books are bad.
10. Wear your 'Team James' shirt.
11. Wear your 'Team Guy-Who-Almost-Hit-Bella-With-His-Van' shirt.
12. Tell them you don't care what team they're on while wearing your team shirt.
13. Tell them you think Edward and Jacob should end up together.
14. Tell them real men don't sparkle.
15. Say your boyfriend is 100 times hotter than Edward and Jacob put together without sparkling or taking his shirt off.
16. Mention that your boyfriend is real.
17. Say that you think Buffy should move to Forks.
A Hitchhikers Guide to TwazisSPECIAL ESSAY AHEAD
Okay, today's special essay is about those crazy kooky fans of the Twilight "Saga". Anyone who knows me even remotely well knows that I am highly opposed to the Twilight series for many reasons, the writing style and the characters being examples. While I'm saving the next essay to detail what I find wrong with the series, this essay will be purely devoted to getting the word around about the violent Twilight fans. Yes, the bad ones.
If you happen to be a Twilight fan that may fall under the category of Twazi, or you simply have no humor or no patience for those who oppose the series, I advise you stop reading right here. Seriously, what I'm going to say is probably going to piss some people off anyway. It always does.
Okay, now that everyone has ignored that message, we can straight down to the nitty-gritty. I am going to post each subject as I approach it, so you can keep up. This is going to be long, so grab a slice of cak
27 reasons Twilight sucks1. The two protagonists, Edward and Bella are NOT in love -- their relationship is built up on obsession and shallow lust. It's also sickening how Ms. Meyer indicates that the whole female population is entirely dependent on males, as we can clearly see with Bella's antics in the second book.
2. Ms. Meyer describes everything at least twice. Which, let's face it, isn't great. We HEARD about Edward's damned crooked smile in the first book!!
3. It's so unoriginal. A girl starting high school. Falls in love with best-looking guy in the school. He likes her too. They end up going out. Some other guy likes the main girl too. Problems occur. Girl would do anything to be with guy, and so on. Wow, nobody saw THAT one coming.
4. Bella's POV is plain awful. All she talks about is Edward! All I found out in the whole series about Edward, however, was that he's a vampire and that he's attracted to Bella. (or her blood, whichever...)
5. The Amazon(All female)Twilight Fandom makes it even worse than