I used to have a huge comic book collection, but lost most of them in Hurricane Floyd years ago. I think I'm down to about 10-15 boxes now. After that I mostly stopped collecting/reading... About a year or so ago, I started reading again. I got a free subscription to Marvel at NY Comic Con, then I have been keeping it up. I also use comixology for walking dead and DC's Injustice series. Overall for reading purposes, both work well.
Quote from: rittchard on April 23, 2015, 06:40:10 PM
The whole League of Assassins plotline seems off to me. Earlier they made it sound like once he took over he could do whatever he wanted with it. So why not just take it over and have them all stop killing people, or all kill each other or whatever lol. Now they seem to have flipped and want it to be much more negative.
I think Ras implied that so Oliver would bite, but Oliver has been skeptical of that and has said multiple times "they are called the league of assassins for a reason"
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My brain just exploded. So IN it's not even funny.
Pretty much this. Absolutely epic.
The other thing that blew my mind was during the Episode 7 panel live broadcast, they brought out the fully functioning remote controlled BB-8 ball droid on the stage, proving that it was not a CGI creation but a working mechanical prop. I'm sure it works based on some complex magnetic system but it was a magical moment when it rolled out. I'm as jaded as any movie fan nowadays and that was an "oh wow" moment for me. JJ Abrams discussed the fact that they wanted to shoot as much of the movie as they could using practical sets and props. Sure the movie will have a ton of CG effects, but to Abrams, a lot of the magic of the original trilogy is that you felt like you were there because the world and the vehicles felt so real. Something the prequel trilogy really lacked in it's overuse of blue screen and CG everything. That aspect alone has me so excited and I have all the faith in the world that episode 7 is in very good hands.
Between Marvel and Lucasfilm, the Disney corporation has pretty much become the overlords of all of nerd-dom, and I don't even mind one bit!
I hated the way they animated Ultron's mouth. I know it is really hard do make a robotic mouth move to match the words but they should just not try and have it be fixed like the comics and then James Spader's voice over.
I agree with your spoiler. seems odd looking for some reason..
I love Super Troopers, Beefest, Slammin' Salmon, but nowhere near as much as my friend Rick. Super Troopers is literally his favorite movie of all time. Whenever we buy gifts for him, we buy Super Troopers stuff, and he quotes the movie on an almost daily basis. He can't ask you anything because he's in Boston right now getting bone marrow treatment for Lymphoma, his third time having the cancer. He actually checked into the hospital today and will be in there for three weeks. I know the biggest surprise in the world to him would be a video message from you guys wishing him luck. Is there a way to do that? permalink [–]SteveLemmeSTEVE LEMME 3176 points 8 hours agox2 Here you go. We wish him the best. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_74jn164PM&feature=youtu.be
Quote from: Soulchilde on January 21, 2015, 04:43:39 PM
TES Online going subscription free on 3/17, but you still will need to buy the base game and PS4/XB1 versions launching in June. So glad I missed the hype on this one. I might pick this up in June to play if they don't have micro-transaction
You can get the imperial version for PC for around $25 on eBay right now.
Where are you seeing this? I am seeing them everywhere for at least $100.
I wonder what the holdup in the release is. Other games have no problem unlocking at midnight from Steam, but they are saying that Steam is the reason for the delay. I think it is unlocking at 2:00PM EST.
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Thanks for prefacing this post by saying, "no, it's not me"...
Hey, I know this forum well.
Well we tried the natural fingernail polish that had cayenne pepper and citris extract. He didn't flinch. Moved on to a nail polish that is used for nail biting and sucking, but it was chemically based. He could care less, sucked away.
So, we'll just have to wait it out. Gonna try the reward stuff. We did that recently for staying in his bed all night and that worked. Now it's time to try it with thumb sucking.
Cut open a ghost pepper and rub it on his fingers...
Quote from: Bullwinkle on March 02, 2015, 05:00:29 PM
But I like the yummy artist mom (same actress played the even yummier version of the maid in the first season of American Horror Story), and I still really like Aaron (his bit about not having phones was, again, endearing), and I love the set up of this story arc.
I was watching this unfold and thinking, "Well, this just looks perfect, so what's going to go wrong? What the hell is wrong?" and then it hit me pretty early in: They're what's wrong. Rick and Co. are going to fuck this up so bad, and it really fits this world perfectly. Plus the debate about society and where it ends and whether it's good and how much of it is a pure construct/fabrication... This kind of highlighted illustration is what good sci fi/fantasy/horror should be doing.
Carol, in particular, scared the hell out of me in her taped interview. Saying she missed her abusive awful husband every day and adding the junior league bit. She'd gone Stepford Carol. A little part of me wondered if she hadn't just cracked. But of course she was just playing the part to get inside there. But then Carol has cracked, clearly. She has gone into the deep end more than a lot of folks in the group. She's hardened too much. She's going to be the issue even more than Rick, I think. Keep your eye on her.
Rick has Carl (and the increasingly goofy-looking Ass-Kicker), and we've seen him get pulled back from the brink because of that before. I think it'll happen again, but in a different way this time. It's not going to be as simple as Rick sees Carl has lost his place in the world and realizes he's done the same, so he pulls himself back to society.
Because the group is done with society by this point. This town may seem wonderful, but it's still self-contained. They are holding onto the way it was, but since they're not part of something larger, there's no real point. It's empty.
Glenn is the only one who gets it. I can't remember the line he said, but he had one comment about the town, and why it was important to not let go entirely, and it was dead on. I think he may finally be the full leader of the group after this. Or we'll lose him entirely, and it'll be the most tragic to date.
And then watch out for Maggie.
MAJOR COMIC SPOILER!!!!! (Possible future show spoiler)
Spoiler for Hiden:
In the comic, Glenn does get killed a little while after they get to this town. In a very gruesome way too. I suspect they may skip that for the show..
Color me confused. I saw a quick clip about this on the news the other day, but didn't get the whole story. The one I saw on the news looked white and gold. Since I didn't know the whole story, I thought the argument was about whether to cal it a white dress or a gold dress..
The picture in this thread is obviously blue/black to me...
Quote from: Lockdown on January 01, 2015, 12:49:30 PM
So, funny story: I'm now really into exploring and last night I am out there jumping away, just having a blast. Completely forgot about checking my fuel. Ended up in God-knows-where with no fuel and absolutely nothing around. I was toast. So I decided to fly into a sun and see how hot I could get my hull. Result.... 325 percent before basically melting into oblivion.
Shouldn't you have been able to point to a nearby system, throttle up and coast there? It "might" take a while, but I think you can!
Quote from: Turtle on December 12, 2014, 11:30:25 PM
Was waiting for people to catch up so I could talk about it:
Spoiler for Hiden:
He'll be back, but I wouldn't be surprised if he has an extended disappearance, either for an episode or two, or they'll advance time again within the story.
They'll definitely have to use Lazarus pit level of plot devices to bring him back. What they showed was a bit much for even a main character to survive. And I do like how they made it really clear that he never really had a chance.
I wonder if they'll take this opportunity to branch off into this green arrow of destiny plotline I've seen elsewhere, where the only reason he is revived is because someone needs him as part of the search for that special arrow. That, or he has some trick up his sleeve with his ex-Argus partner.
I also wonder if Merlin really did put Thea up to this, or if someone was also playing Malcolm by using Thea, sending him that video to force him out of hiding. It seems to go against a lot of what they setup for Malcolm. You know he wants to make her a killer, but drugging someone to make them kill for him doesn't seem his style.
Spoiler for Hiden:
I think Malcolm did put Thea up to it... And didn't drug her either.
Quote from: rittchard on December 12, 2014, 07:28:57 PM
Excellent mid-season finale!!! The main actor is finally growing on me and I especially like how they've handled the various interpersonal relationships. The Reverse Flash plotline is really excellent, I have no idea where they are going with that, particularly with the notion that he can look into the future, etc. And that there was another "Flash" present at time of Flash's mother's death - can our Flash go back in time too????
Spoiler for Hiden:
I believe he can in the comics.. eventually... I think this is what the whole learning to go faster is leading up to.