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RPG Superstar 6 Season Star Voter. 5,881 posts (5,886 including aliases). 1 review. No lists. No wishlists. 1 alias.


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DeathQuaker wrote:

Not to piss on anyone's parade, but given it's merely a rumor, I'm guessing that site pulled some speculation from elsewhere--I remember reading a recent article where people were saying what they'd LIKE to see on Netflix and those heroes came up. I worry someone else took that for possibility rather than a wishlist.

It'd be cool to see those heroes--and more--but I'd also worry about them biting off more than they can chew. I'd like to see the Defenders come together and the new Cloak and Dagger -- and of course *wishful thinking* Agent Carter brought over -- before they start bringing in bunches of new shows in earnest.

It wouldn't be the first time rummors were leaked/started to influence negotiations. *Eyes Deapool trailer*


Damon Griffin wrote:
In "Civil War" Steve and Bucky were reminiscing about a time Bucky spent their return bus money trying to win a prize at Coney Island for a redhead named Dottie. Hmmm....

glad I'm not the only one to catch that :)


Misroi wrote:
Which one is Captain Whatsisface? The one who became part of the Atlas Club?

I think he is referring to that guy, but its hard to tell since he had a full developmental arc through 2 seasons and he is referring to him as a 1 dimensional character


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Sundakan wrote:
Caineach wrote:
Sundakan wrote:

And on the flipside, having taken an intense liking for something often leads to overlooking its flaws, and feeling the need to defend it even where it's not warranted.

Fact of the matter is, some characters were not well written. In Howard Stark's case, it was an amusing sort of 2D character. In others...not so much.

Likewise with the occasional clunker of a line.

That doesn't mean the final product wasn't good, or the writers were incompetent. It means it wasn't perfect, and the flaws bothered some more than others.

Why does being a 2D character make you not well written? Especially for a tertiary character.

It doesn't, in itself necessarily. That's why I'm fine with Stark.

Captain whatsisface though I take issue with. He has one character trait and it's "I'm a dick". And yet the show spends waaay too much time following him.

I think you watched a completely different show than I did.


Sundakan wrote:

And on the flipside, having taken an intense liking for something often leads to overlooking its flaws, and feeling the need to defend it even where it's not warranted.

Fact of the matter is, some characters were not well written. In Howard Stark's case, it was an amusing sort of 2D character. In others...not so much.

Likewise with the occasional clunker of a line.

That doesn't mean the final product wasn't good, or the writers were incompetent. It means it wasn't perfect, and the flaws bothered some more than others.

Why does being a 2D character make you not well written? Especially for a tertiary character.


Congressman Mocks The GOP’s ‘Great American Bathroom Controversy’ A Democrat Representative from Florida, Alan Grayson, discussing the stupidity of the law from the floor of Congress.


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phantom1592 wrote:
Norman Osborne wrote:

If Agent Carter was too "girl power" then I'd hate to see what they thought about Supergirl. :P

I actually like the Supergirl show a LOT. I agree with the issue being the writing, but I give higher props to Supergirl.

In Supergirl, Cat Grant is an overbearing obnoxious girl power fanatic... but that's kind of her thing. She's a secondary character who offers advice once in a while... but she's not the actual focus.

Supergirl gets looked down on... but it's not JUST because she's a girl... She's also disrespected because she's young... she's inexperienced, she makes legitimate mistakes, and she's being compared to SUPERMAN... It's a tough shadow to step out of. And of course while they disrespect her as a hero... people are still terrified of her because she's an all powerful alien. In fact that's always been General Lane and Max Lord's point of view... Alien = Bad... not Woman = weak.

With Carter she's one who REPEATEDLY would defend her awesomeness and the awesomeness of women everywhere through terrible dialogue and surrounded by stupid menfolk who can't accomplish anything without her...

It got tedious. I still think that if they brought in the Howling Commandos... started up SHIELD and been a team of awesome guys AND awesome Gals all doing Awesome stuff, it would have been great.

They could even have her take advantage of the Male dominated society... but c'mon... The SSR knew EXACTLY who she was and what she was capable of. The whole Captain America thing was all SSR, and she was their eyes on the ground the whole time. If they REALLY believed her to be some weak useless woman... they would have kept back with the civilians in the first place and never sent her to front lines. THAT wasn't realistic for 1940's.

I really will miss having another Marvel show to watch during the Agents of SHIELD off season...

I wonder what they're going to come up with for those months...

Spoken like someone who has never talked to women who had jobs before the men came back from the war. Seriously, it was a huge deal that women entered into fields for the first time because of the war, then when the soldiers came back competent women who had proven themselves were pushed out of jobs they had held for years. Ignoring that fact would make it a terrible period piece.


Krensky wrote:

So I could finally scrap up the time to see Civil War.

Slightly disappointed Peter didn't say the words, but other than that it was as closer to perfect as I could expect.

I loved Peter as a kid from Queens who sounds like he's from Queens.

Plus, The Black Panther. 'Nuff said, true believers.

I loved the fact that they kept cutting Peter off before he could say the words.


This was the best show on television and it is sad that it is gone. The fact that its core audience doesn't watch TV anymore probably hurt it too much.


From what I understand, the a large portion of death metal singers are classically trained in opera, with some of them being quite well known for it. A lot of death metal bands started as offshoots of symphonies.


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Am I the only one picturing a marvel muppet dance party at the end?


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well, in pathfinder, DC10 check to tread water. Assume Str +3 and 1 rank in swim, then they still have a +1 after ACP.


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I know people IRL that can swim in platemail, so the idea that relatively high level Paladins can do it (or at least the one whose career is based around the water) can doesn't surprise me.


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Sadly, I was just a little too old to realize how amazing Gargoyles was.


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archmagi1 wrote:

It's a black Sabbath song but that's beside the point.

It's a generational identification, I think. As a stereotypical 90s kid, marvels most identifiable characters were unequivocally Spider-Man and the X-Men. This is almost purely due to the weekly awesome cartoons of both. Every boy I knew watched them. We collected xmen and Spider-Man trading cards. I even bought a few spider man comics even though i had 0 comic interest.

There were half a dozen 16bit era spider man games and as many xmen games. Yeah we may have seen hulk Thor or iron man as a cameo, but that's all they were was secondary.

The late 90s came and gave us the before mcu movies. Then Ang Lee's hulk put him into the forefront again. And we had the raimi spidey films. And the singer x trilogy.

For me and my ilk, it's only spider man and the X-Men. Cap and iron man and hulk popularities are all products of the recent films.

During that same time though, dc kept pumping Batman thru the movies and superman in video games.

As another 90s kid who didn't really read comics, I will totally agree. X-Men were huge, Spider Man was less for me but I knew people into him. Batman was amazing. Cartoon exposure was everything, and those were the big 3.


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Hama wrote:
Why are you sad? If you don't like the character, just don't watch the show.

Because Punisher works amazingly as a reoccurring antagonist and really s$%*tily as a protagonist. By giving him his own show, they eliminate their ability to use him as the former.


Ambrosia Slaad wrote:
Marvel.com: Netflix has ordered a full first season of “Marvel’s The Punisher,” with John Bernthal

:(


thejeff wrote:
Caineach wrote:
MMCJawa wrote:

at any rate I think it best we not go into the motivation and pros and cons of the sad puppies. This year they did distinguish themselves from the rabid puppies by not doing a voting slate and don't seem (IMHO) to be trolling the Hugos.

Although I am curious to see the reactions of the personalities involved. So far I can only find, from that faction, Larry Correia, who blames the Chuck Tingle nom on the Hugo's voting No Award. Which...err...yeah..doesn't make sense to me.

It's clear though, even if there was maybe a bit uncertainty last year, that the Rabid puppies slate is much more problematic, and almost certainly their efforts on putting tripe like dinosaur erotica on the nom lists will ensure that the proposed voting changes will pass this year.

They never were trolling the Hugos. Seriously.

I think Synova's comment about Straw Larry from Larry's post sums up a lot of the Sad Puppies feelings. They ignored Sad Puppies complaints when reasonable people were complaining, then mocked and made fun of them, so now they get the unreasonable people who just want to see them burn.

Again, can you point me to some of these original reasonable complaints? I quoted earlier from the Sad Puppies 2 slate post. Was that reasonable?

Yes. Calling some of the things I've seen nominated outside of the puppies screed is a compliment to excrement.


MMCJawa wrote:

at any rate I think it best we not go into the motivation and pros and cons of the sad puppies. This year they did distinguish themselves from the rabid puppies by not doing a voting slate and don't seem (IMHO) to be trolling the Hugos.

Although I am curious to see the reactions of the personalities involved. So far I can only find, from that faction, Larry Correia, who blames the Chuck Tingle nom on the Hugo's voting No Award. Which...err...yeah..doesn't make sense to me.

It's clear though, even if there was maybe a bit uncertainty last year, that the Rabid puppies slate is much more problematic, and almost certainly their efforts on putting tripe like dinosaur erotica on the nom lists will ensure that the proposed voting changes will pass this year.

They never were trolling the Hugos. Seriously.

I think Synova's comment about Straw Larry from Larry's post sums up a lot of the Sad Puppies feelings. They ignored Sad Puppies complaints when reasonable people were complaining, then mocked and made fun of them, so now they get the unreasonable people who just want to see them burn.


thejeff wrote:
Caineach wrote:
thejeff wrote:
MMCJawa wrote:
I'd have no issues with the existence of a separate video game category, but I feel video games really shouldn't fit into any existing category.

I'd rather not have a video games category.

If you're going to have video games, you should have multiple video game categories. FPS/MMO/Strategy/etc. Even limited to SFF, they're all very different things.

There are awards for video games already. I don't think they fit in the Hugo.

Why Not? The Hugos award Science Fiction, regardless of media. Video games are just as valid, and to many people are more valid, a media for telling a story as movies or books.

Partly, as I said, because you'd really nee d a whole bunch of categories and I really don't want to see them take over the Hugos.

Whatever, it's not a real strong opinion on my part, but I don't find it really fits. Yes, you can tell a story in video games, but would "story" actually wind up as part of the criteria?

I wouldn't be horribly opposed, but I'm not in favor.

I've spent a lot of time with people who lament that video games are not taken seriously as a storytelling medium and art form. I think it is important that we begin to recognize that they are not just for children.


thejeff wrote:
MMCJawa wrote:
I'd have no issues with the existence of a separate video game category, but I feel video games really shouldn't fit into any existing category.

I'd rather not have a video games category.

If you're going to have video games, you should have multiple video game categories. FPS/MMO/Strategy/etc. Even limited to SFF, they're all very different things.

There are awards for video games already. I don't think they fit in the Hugo.

Why Not? The Hugos award Science Fiction, regardless of media. Video games are just as valid, and to many people are more valid, a media for telling a story as movies or books.


thejeff wrote:
Caineach wrote:
thejeff wrote:
Caineach wrote:
You realize this was one of the biggest complaints Sad Puppies made, right?

Which complaint?

Video games?
Different size categories?

I don't really remember either of those, but I could be wrong.

That the categories no longer match what is actually being published, so things like multi-book series get completely ignored while the focus is on the short literature that doesn't actually pay authors enough to live on. Correia has had it as a major complaint since the beginning.

Do you have an early source for that? A quick look at the first Sad Puppies posts and few other places doesn't turn up anything about it. Lots of more political complaints stuff about message fiction vs good old-fashioned SF, but nothing about categories that I saw. I might well be wrong, I didn't dig that deeply, but I didn't see anything now and I don't remember seeing it from the Puppy side when I was looking at this last year.

The first place I came across it was here. Where it was raised as an alternate explanation, in contrast to the Puppies' claims.

Looking. now that I'm thinking about it, I think it was in his reason for continuing with Sad Puppies 2, not in his founding with 1. 1, 2 and 3 all had works chosen with different agendas in mind, to prove different points.


Krensky wrote:
Caineach wrote:
thejeff wrote:
Caineach wrote:
You realize this was one of the biggest complaints Sad Puppies made, right?

Which complaint?

Video games?
Different size categories?

I don't really remember either of those, but I could be wrong.

That the categories no longer match what is actually being published, so things like multi-book series get completely ignored while the focus is on the short literature that doesn't actually pay authors enough to live on. Correia has had it as a major complaint since the beginning.

No. His biggest, and at the root of it, only complaint was that he and his buddies aren't getting nominated for them and claims that because stuff he doesn't like is beating him it has to be a left wing conspiracy. As opposed to, you know, the WorldCon membership not liking his books.

Of course it's all rubbish as the first librarian points out.

Have you actually read any of his complaints? Sure he is an acerbic a+!*$%!, but that doesn't mean he is wrong.


thejeff wrote:
Caineach wrote:
You realize this was one of the biggest complaints Sad Puppies made, right?

Which complaint?

Video games?
Different size categories?

I don't really remember either of those, but I could be wrong.

That the categories no longer match what is actually being published, so things like multi-book series get completely ignored while the focus is on the short literature that doesn't actually pay authors enough to live on. Correia has had it as a major complaint since the beginning.


You realize this was one of the biggest complaints Sad Puppies made, right?


Joana wrote:
Caineach wrote:
There is no reason a bard shouldn't be able to hide his spell in a perform check.
Except for the existence of this feat.

Why are you arguing that that somehow contradicts what I am saying? Its a feat I wasn't aware of, but is literally the designers already creating what I said should be able to be done. I think the combination of a feat tax, action requirement, bardic spell use, and contested perform check is a little overboard though.


Atarlost wrote:
The Shifty Mongoose wrote:
It could work for Arcane Tricksters, Bards who plan to make good use out of those three spells, or people who think Secred Signs and Silent Spell are enough of a feat tax to cast a spell surreptitiously, preferably in time with a team-mate's distraction.
Bard spells always have verbal components so they can't use it.

Verbal components aren't defined as to what they are. There is no reason a bard shouldn't be able to hide his spell in a perform check.


Anyone else getting a Matrix vibe from that?


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Bjørn Røyrvik wrote:
You mean to say the last SS trailer sucked?

My response immediately after watching the last one

Caineach wrote:
Wow, I didn't think they could make me want to see their movie less, but they somehow managed


Finally a DC trailer that doesn't suck.


I feel FA was highly overrated. It ranks below Iron Man 3 for me.


Not sure how I feel about casting

Spoiler:
Is that a British accent on someone outside of the Empire? Preposterous.


Howard the Duck withstands the test of time.


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Considering a lot of the recently locked threads are similar to topics that have been discussed here in the past, I think a lot of it has to do with the current tone outside of the site and not wanting the flamewar to expand here.


And now I am looking at specking out a new computer.


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I love the idea. Not sure about implementation, will need to look it over more.

One of the most frustrating things I have found in game is trying to play an enchanter. Charm Person is a completely worthless spell in almost all circumstances. Trying to play a manipulator is impossible if everyone around you realizes that someone just got magically whammied by you.


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Alzrius wrote:
So I started watching Erased ("Boku Dake ga Inai Machi") last night. I only planned on watching one or two episodes, but the series hooked me so hard that I ended up watching the entire thing in one sitting. It was just that good.

Honestly, I'm not sure it is the best series to blitz. Waiting time between episodes allowed the suspense to build pretty well.

But yes, definitely is that good.


Krensky wrote:

Still doesn't change the fact that it's a Shonen Jump property, therfore aimed at Junior High School boys.

Also having seen an episode or two of Free and such I think you're projecting the American tendency to call any sort of serious masculine friendship or bonding as homoerotic onto it.

No. I haven't actually watched more than an episode of it. I'm basing it off of the half dozen female fangirls I know who gush over it and ship the hell out of it and the 0 guys I know who give a s%~! about either series. From what I've seen, both of these shows are have tapped into the female demographic huge but get only mildly above average reviews from guys. And seriously, the amount of skinship in Free pegs the charts, not counting the massive amount of female fanservice there is with the underwater shots.


Misroi wrote:

Part of the Matt/Foggy dynamic is that Matt doesn't deserve a friend as good as Foggy Nelson. He keeps secrets, he keeps people in the dark, he breaks promises, and he lets people down. Constantly. He desperately wants to be a good man, and use his abilities to clean up the Kitchen, but he constantly either makes bad decisions, or has to select from the least terrible of several terrible options. Matt does not deserve Foggy's friendship.

And yet, Foggy is Matt's closest friend, because of their long history together. Matt and Foggy are both good lawyers, but they never really achieve greatness unless it's as Nelson & Murdock. They make up for the parts that the other lacks.

Matt does not deserve Foggy's friendship. But he has earned it, over and over again.

I think my problem with the case was that Foggy was covering for Matt, but in the one part where they gave Matt a chance cover one of Foggy's weaknesses, the plot required him to blow it, and they only gave him that chance to actually show he could be a good lawyer in the courtroom.


Krensky wrote:
Unlikely since its targeted at boys. 'Serious' sports manga in general don't translate very well, especially if you're not into the sport.

You obviously haven't been paying attention to the changes in the genre with Free and and now Haikyu. The addition of homoerotic undertones is strong. So much shipping.


Started Haikyu after massive amounts of recommendations. Its decent, but I'm not sure what all the fuss is about. Maybe its because I'm not female.


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It would be awesome if they chose any power metal band for the soundtrack.


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(╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻


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Well, apparently they will be going with dark and gritty The Tick


Scythia wrote:
I'm less enthused that the DLC has a level minimum. I preferred the approach of 3 and NV with giving access from 1 and letting you decide when to hop in.

Honestly, I kinda like that. It prevents you from rushing a level scaling area and getting the DLC gear at the beginning of the game. Fallout has always had that problem.


TriOmegaZero wrote:
Trying to decide if I'll watch the dub with Mrs TOZ or not.

Then you would miss out on the Engrish Twinkle Twinkle Little Star


Finished The Lie You Told in April. My god I loved it, but I could not watch more than a few episodes at a time. The second half made me cry way too consistently.


Aberzombie wrote:

Stoopid time travel.....

** spoiler omitted **

Seriously. Its amazing how much he ignores all advice about interacting with other worlds/timelines.


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Best line from the crossover

Spoiler:
You look like the attractive yet non-threatening racially diverse cast of a CW show


MMCJawa wrote:

You know it wouldn't have taken much to fix green lantern. Sub in a practical suite for the cgi costume, and reduce the crowding in the movie by focusing on one villain and saving most of the Lantern core stuff for the sequel (Maybe just have Sinestro train Hal on Earth instead).

The tone at least was fine and I think all of the actors did well with the material. I think they just tried to cram far too much stuff into one movie.

That was my general impression as well

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