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I have no idea about the future of Skye as a character on the show or in the movies. But a family member of mine works as one of the editors for this show, and he said that in all the test viewings before release and the feedback from viewers, her character is the least liked character on the show by a large margin. The producers thought they hit a home run with her character but Marvel fans and testing audiences have both been brutal.
I did a web search for this claim and guess what I found? Nothing. The vast majority of complaints are bad acting and crappy stories. I am beginning to suspect you made this claim up. Care to post a link and prove me wrong?
Um... Radar at a secret base? That is as stupid as bringing a spotlight with you while you hide in the bushes so you can see if anyone is coming. And it is highly likely the base is sound proof. Now why there weren't passive things like security cameras aimed at the landing pad I have no idea. But it is good writing that they wouldn't see a plane coming or hear it land.
If there is one person they could stand to lose it would be Ward. I understand Skye isn't popular but I like her and would be a fair bit cross if they wrote her out just because her popularity was low.
Matthew Koelbl wrote:
Your analogy isn't right...
I would fix it by saying a cop with a search warrant in hand attempts to enter a hospital to take the medicine for his own wife's life. The guard doesn't know the cop isn't supposed to use that medicine for personal reasons, but he fights back with lethal force anyway. The guard in this situation is clearly the bad guy and the cop wouldn't get in trouble for killing him. He might get in trouble later for unjustified use of the medicine however depending on who finds out.
Actually that episode convinced me that either Quinn or one of the other SHIELD team people has one of the occular implants. Why else would the clairvoyant set this all up? The clairvoyant can clearly track his own implants so he was counting on using this to get someone with an implant to the secret location and revealing it.
I guess the legality of their breaking in depends entirely on whether or not SHIELD has the authority to enter and seize the drug they came for. It has been shown already that SHIELD trumps local police and military forces. Coulson did identify to the guards that he was operating with the authority of a SHIELD agent. But since we know nothing about this base and have only circumstantial evidence of SHIELD's authority here we can only assume that since both SHIELD teams cooperated in this that SHIELD did have such authority. And if they DID have the authority then the crime here was done by the guards for resisting with lethal force.
I have never played a Jedi either (with the exception of my Jedi and Sith NPCs). I did however convert one of my force using NPCs into a PC for use in a couple online games. She wasn't really a Jedi though... more of a Rim Sorceress.
Still I don't worry so much about violating that "last Jedi" bit after all Vader and his children have a very strong bond with the force it would only be logical to seek out Luke or Leia to train them as Jedi.
Out of a sense of completion I feel it would be amusing to present the third option as well:
After a grueling day of travel with nothing better than trail rations to sustain him Krod Mandoon did mightily lay siege to the 10'x10' room guarded by a pair of savage level 1 orcs to lay claim to the treasure box contained therein. Thus goes the tale of how Krod attained the legendary +1 blade of the murder hobo.
Fair enough. It isn't my child so I have no say in how he is raised. It is fair to comment on it however since he brought it up in the first place.
We should all do as Rubber Ducky guy suggests and drop this in this thread.
I hate how people miss represent things in a false way to portray whatever they want to claim.
Neither Jordon Davis or Trayvon Martin were shot for being black. Trayvon WAS a violent man and attacked Zimmerman and ended up getting shot. The charges in his case were dropped... it was clear what happened. Zimmerman saw someone in a hoodie about on the street after dark in an area that had seen burglaries and falsely assumed Trayvon was the thief. He followed Trayvon and Trayvon got upset and attacked Zimmerman. Zimmerman has the right to defend himself in this country and so after a long court process where Zimmerman lost everything from his job to his girl, he won the court fight. Now in the Davis case you had rowdy teens doing nothing wrong getting fired on by a hot headed man (Dunn) who was angry over their load music and decided to open fire. He is JUSTLY serving prison time for three counts of attempted murder. And would have likely have had a conviction for 2nd degree murder on his rap sheet as well if the prosecutors didn't foolishly try for 1st degree murder which was obviously not the case (there was no evidence this was premeditated in any way.)
So a seriously flawed survey from Harvard that shows that the minor sub group of communities of rich white people have some messed up views that blacks and apparently men in general are violent? THIS is your excuse for teaching racism?
This is why I support tokenism. Why not teach children that race doesn't matter? Put various races on screen together and have them get along just fine. Pretty soon they will ~gasp~ talk to that person of another race that is in the same class and find out they aren't all that different. And not long after that they will throw out their parents faulty racism and embrace an integrated society.
After all this serious talk, that’s really the punchline: much of this deep, social/economical/racial/philosophical debate will ultimately be decided by what these respective movies look like when the trailers and/or other promotional materials are released. If they look badass, the world (including many of the sworn boycotters) will line up to buy tickets to the No. 1 source of blockbuster movie entertainment; however, if the trailers and promo materials look like garbage – faithful to the source material or not – then even the most ardent supporters will turn on the film like Caesar at the Senate. And if/when the box office returns are low, it’ll be back to the drawing board for the studio.
This is the real truth.
That AND the fallacy that anything is "Canon" is the comics industry. They change canon with each new creative team it seems.
Rynjin do you honestly believe that a person who had the best audition for a role should be disqualified just because of their appearance. Even though this is a complete reboot, so their is NO established appearance to go by. They are rewriting the story fresh. I don't agree about the short Brit. I wasn't at his audition. He may have been amazing and you will never give him a chance.
It isn't special treatment to be considered fairly for a role. If the best man is black then who cares give him the job. Anything less and you are proving dudemeister correct.
Well I like the new loot drops. 2 legendary items so far and I haven't played very long. I don't like the new paragon levels.
Stewart they just fused the old difficulty system with the old tiered play through system so that you got one unified experience. Makes sense to me.
Seems cost to repair has dropped as well. After dying nearly a dozen times in Act 3 on Torment 6 difficulty I only had to spend 3400gold for fixes.
I often feel that my peers who derided me for playing RPG's because it was a "White" thing were probably right as well. And honsetly I've been doing some soul searching over the past few years as to whether or not to involve my son in the RPG hobby. We play a lot of boardgames but I don't think that I'm as willing to involve him in a hobby that is making a lot of headway in one form of inclusiveness (women & LGBT) and is HORRIBLY backwards (Paizo kind of being the exception) in others (in terms of racial inclusion).
Martin Luther King Jr wrote:
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. I have a dream today!
Martin Luther King Jr would be SO disappointed in you Shin. Because you see racism from your black friends and from the game publisher you have decided to reinforce racism in your home and teach it to your child. He would have advised you to include your child in RPGs in the face of such racism to turn it into a colorblind thing not a white thing. If a white person and a black person can sit at the same table and enjoy the same game together then we are one step closer to a colorblind society.
And more on topic: I have to say Martin Luther King Jr would embrace the decision of the studio to cast Johnny as black. If a white girl and a black boy can be portrayed as brother and sister is this not a good thing?
What are some of the most goofy / overpowered / broken / etc magic items you've allowed in your game because while they were goofy / etc they were kool?
When my brother was GMing he gave me some interesting items.
The Storage Hat: Which was similar to that first item in that it could hold objects or people in stasis by placing the hat onto them no size restrictions and it could store 100 items. It was kind of a pain to get your items back out however as when you wanted something out of the hat you held the hat out and activated it and then roll d100 to see which item you got out. I stored some wild things in the hat from an old dragon I couldn't defeat to a fully prepared set of gourmet meals, a giant stone statue, and even a guard tower. It was a truly eventful day when that dragon came back up randomly. And he was really really angry.
The Ring of Limitless Spells: This item could cast any spell with a standard action at will. You don't get to pick the spell however it was selected at random from all spells in the game. This of course means you have no idea if you are about to blast that Ogre with a fireball or a heal spell.
Memory Metal: Could be forged into a metal object of any sort. When placed into contact with a magic item it copied it's powers... This made for really crazy magic weapons which typically ended up having the same properties as your opponents magic armor.
John Kretzer wrote:
The 90's into the early 2000's.
Lord Snow wrote:
Season 1 is fairly kid oriented. But as the story progresses you start to care about what happens to the characters. And the story by the time you get to season 5 has matured considerably dealing with themes such as betrayal. It may never be Classical Theatre but it's good in my opinion.
jemstone we will have to agree to disagree I guess on the Wachowski Brothers, fortunately that part of the argument is moot as they won't be making the Star Wars films. And I am confused were you expecting me to disagree about how well JJA will do? I already said this will likely be his crowning achievement didn't I?
baron arem heshvaun... sadly I never got to play Knights of the Old Republic. My first experience with that computer game was with the fairly new MMO for it. After enjoying the MMO a bit I went looking for the older titles and managed to find KotOR II which I am starting to play... and got stuck (apparently if you run out of money you have only two options left: turn to the dark side or quit)... so I had to restart... and got killed... How bad are the first games graphics? I am having issues with #2's poor resolution as it is, if #1 is much worse I may have to give up on finding the game.
Favorite villain? Hmmm... from the movies, I don't really have one. From the expanded universe; Ventress.
jemstone let me quote a critic:
At an exceedingly long 135 minutes, the film needs more than what might result from the explosion of a Crayola factory, and Speed Racer has nothing extra to offer — no heart, no excitement, no moments to cherish.
A boring race show? At least Lucas made the pod racing fun.
Ok Kryzbyn you have me there I did like Willow. Although many hated the screenplay (It was nominated for a Golden Raspberry for worst screenplay), perhaps Lucas just forgot how to write after his long hiatus?
Lord Snow wrote:
I am not so sure about the Wachowski brothers. The only film that they ever made that was truly a masterpiece was the original Matrix movie. I consider them one shot wonders. Would you really want to risk there being Star Wars: The Speed Racer Epic being made into canon?
Honestly with the exception of Lucas's big hit Star Wars: a New Hope (The story stolen from the Japanese), what great stories has he told? Star Wars I-III are the poorly told story of the rise and fall of Anakin Skywalker. They largely rely on moving from one big action scene to the next. I don't think JJA can do any worse than Lucas, heck his stories might even make more sense than Lucas's.
Yeah, I would have listed him as my worst except that other GMs in your face favoritism hit me as worse. And this GM had an amazing imagination enough so that he could have made a fortune writing in Hollywood. It sort of is a shame he can't express that any more. But let me tell you about my experience in his game anyway. I was interested in one of his players so he invited me along when he went to play once. This GMs first thing he said to me was "women can't role play". So I was going to prove him wrong, and made an amazing character who was both an asset in combat and a joy to role play. When the GM saw how well I was getting along with everyone he became determined to drive me away. So he started killing my character every session. He even started making my deaths more and more brutal each time in his effort to drive me away, until the last time when he had my character brutally raped. I am not sure what changed after that maybe he realized what a dick he was being or maybe the other players said enough is enough behind my back with him but after that day he treated me ok. I even overheard him talking with another player and complimenting my role play once. Oh he was still a raging sexist, it was no longer directed at me however.
Knowledge: I am an information junkie
I am excited too but probably not as excited as I am for CW 6th season.
As for JJA I think Star Wars might be his crowning achievement. His style of over the top action with a weak story fits better in the Star Wars universe where such big action is highly appreciated rather than in Star Trek where his violations of canon hurt like a sore thumb.
As long as he avoids stepping all over Star Wars canon then he may well be better than Lucas was.
Moribito was one of the best anime I ever watched.
Death Note was by far the worst anime ever made... in my very correct opinion. I can go into details as to why if you wish but I would rather never think about the time I wasted viewing it. It is no small amount of frustrating that others love it.
I liked Evangelion at first but by the end hated it. It is still watchable but only if I ignore the story.
Cowboy Bebop is good... a little depressing but good.
Attack on Titan is on my "will watch soon" list, I expect great things.
Angel Links or Outlaw Star might be fun if you liked Cowboy Bebop. I found them fun.
I believe the prize is mountains of sympathy.
I did have a sexist GM once. I won't go into the details but I did run into him years later. He ended up married to a woman who keeps him on a very short leash. She only allows him a couple hours a day of computer play time and won't let him play TTRPGs ever again. I walked away from that reunion with a bit of a smile... it felt like a bit of karmic justice.
Umbriere Moonwhisper wrote:
Or ask the GM to be very very biased against his character. How long will he sit at your table if his character is always robbed by mysterious thieves, always targeted by the monsters (but never killed just left unconscious), or the subject of foul curses that transform her into a greasy pig or some such. If everyone else at the table asks the GM to drive him away I am sure he will.
One thing I have done is Make a Scene. But I realize making a scene doesn't work for everyone. As for the smell; Try a dab of perfume on a handkerchief and just hold it in front of your nose when he wanders near. This might be considered rude by him... but since he is being rude to everyone else it's fair game. Or use just enough perfume to overpower other scents on a scarf and tie it around your neck (I did this at a Con once). Once safely away from the unhygienic crowd I could tuck it away and be free to smell other things again.