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Pillbug Toenibbler wrote:
Yeah, if they lose the Senate, I imagine they'll confirm Garland for SCotUS before Clinton is sworn it, rather than risk her nominating someone who's actually a liberal/progressive. Still...
I'm betting the minute she wins, Garland recinds his nomination to the SC and then Obama just shrugs his shoulders and says "What can I do? I'm a lame duck. You'll have to wait for the next President."
Chris Mortika wrote:
So, why the coded message? None of the other messages from Leviathan to his operative were in Russian, nor coded. We assume this Russian boondoggle was a trap? Leviathan was expecting the SSR? That didn't seem to be the case.
It could be that the original message was also supposed in Russian and coded but it was shown decoded and in English in order to make it easier on the viewers. Kinda like how they switched from Russian subtitles to English 1/4 of the way through Hunt for Red October.
Or it was a trap...
Anybody know ways to kill a tarasque? I was thinking thatj the Assimilate Psionic power would work, but i want to know other ways. Thanks!
Don't remember the details because it was a couple of campaigns ago, but my party housed it in with walls of force, and then had the requisite epic weapons and a wish spell to finish it off.
They were prepared.
First I think it helps us identify with her. If they played it completely straight, and she didn't have any problems with it, then there would be no-one to cheer for as it were (or maybe half-heatedly).
I also think we are supposed to see her as one of the first "modern women" of the time. Heck maybe she was the "First Avenger" - not Cap - avenging women of all the crap they had to deal with back then. (Or is that stretching it a bit?!?!)
Edit: Saying there would be no-one to cheer for is a bit harsh, on second thought. We'd be cheering for her, but maybe at the same time wondering why she puts up with all the crap.
The problem I have with the sceptre being a separaate infinity gem is the colour. Just finished watching Guardians again and when the Collector is discussing the gems, they are shown, and only one stone was blue. Since the tesseract is a gem (shown in the Collector's description) and its blue, if the sceptre were another gem wouldn't it be a different colour?
Agreed. Without season 1 the whole B4 story is pretty meaningless.
And while I'd agree that season 5 has got some filler in it, it still works as a capstone to the series.
So is this Marvel's way of retconning their own history to get around their licenses with Sony and Fox?
What's next, the Fabulous Four, Arachnid-Man and the Ex-Men?
The Ranger movie was not that great. Can't even remember the plot off hand.
Crusade had lots of potential. But didn't survive the conflicts between jms and the network.
Freehold DM wrote:
A ranger movie was made and was supposed to lead into a new series, but nothing ever came of it.
And lets not talk about the amount of energy required to turn room temperature gas into an ionized plasma or the temperatures that it would create...
Since apparently there is some sort of magnetic field that encloses the plasma (see Hama's link in the C3P0 thread) couldn't that field be extended to the cross piece so that the plasma can't cut through it?
In fact, now that I think of it, why hasn't someone come up with body armour that creates that field making it impervious to a light sabre?
Aside from the name. But yeah, a name is just a name. I was just looking for the source of the information. Having never read any of the books (which have supposedly been tossed in the bin) I'd never heard of any explanation of how a light sabre worked.
But the broader point, I think, is that Star Wars is a fantasy story. Nobody cares how Gandalf's staff works, its magic. I approach SW the same way. There's very little real science in it so why try? Sit back and enjoy the fun. Midichlorians were the worst thing that ever happend to SW. Leave the technobabble to Star Trek.
So, let me get this straight. We're talking about a sword made out of light, right? One that erupts from a handle and magically stops about 1 - 1.5 m from the exit point of the handle? (Last I checked light doesn't stop until it hits something.) And this light can cut through anything? Easier than a piece of tempered steel?
And we're worried about the hilt?
Shouldn't suspension of disbelief have kicked in a few movies ago?
[edit: missed a word...]
Dal Selpher wrote:
I just wish this show wasn't afraid of super powers. It seems that in the creators' minds Arrow is for the "normal" heroes and Flash is for the "super" heroes.
Black Canary without the super scream is disappointing.
If she wants them that badly she could always adopt.
You can't adopt grandchildren.
Grandparents-to-be who want grandchildren want to have all the fun of having kids with none of the responsibility.
Don't think this is bad, mind you, just the way it is. Looking forward to it myself when my kids are old enough.
So it's not really a "Captain America" movie any longer, which is a shame. I'd rather Civil War be its own thing, and have another Captain America movie.
Even "Infinity War" is going to be an "Avengers" movie. I think the brass at Marvel think you need to tie a movie to a character or group of characters in the title. While the comic-reading world is more than happy to pick up a mini-series titled "Civil War" or "Marvels" or whatever, they probably aren't sure that all movie goers (of which us comic-book readers are only a subset) will go for it.
That photo was taken on the scene yesterday by someone with a cell phone, I believe. They must have grabbed it off the net like the rest of us. I don't think there is a hard connection here. (I've looked for the page where it notes the source but can't remember where I saw it. If I find it I'll post the link.)
captain yesterday wrote:
the pdfs for the rulebooks are only 9.99, i'm also cash poor and this price point helps a lot, of course nothing beats free:)
I know, but money is tight right now, and I can't even justify that kind of expenditure. Plus my group and I are heavily (read: monetarily) invested in 3.5 so it doesn't really make sense to jump to PF, even if its close to 3.5. In fact, I have so much 3.5 material, I have enough for at least 2 more campaigns after the one we are in now. (Just finished AoW, just started a mish-mash of adventures that will center on Return to the Ruins of Greyhawk, after that I have Savage Tide, and Rise of the Runelords - original 3.5 version). The only reason I'm looking at this is because of the fact it seems to be an homage to the Giants series.
Got it. May consider it, but I'll wait until the reviews are in.
I've always wanted to re-run Against the Giants, but don't have the time or patience to convert it. So I'm really interested in this. Problem is, I play 3.5 and don't have the disposable income to move to Pathfinder. I've read that Pathfinder and 3.5 are "close enough" that you can run an adventure from one "as is" with the other rules. Is that true? Are there any serious caveats to that? If I do get this AP, I'd want to run it with minimal to no conversion.
its likely the hallucinations started when she left. His fragile brain couldn't deal with the fact she was gone, so it decided that she wasn't.
I wish I could book seats ahead of time.
We have that here in Montreal: VIP seating. You can book specific seats. It's f*&%ing expensive ($20 for a seat) but its quiet, calm, adult (18+ they serve liquor) and no line ups for the popcorn/candy. They'll even bring it to you in your seat. Very nice. And they are paired in a way that prevents at least one person from taking your armrest on you.
Good to get out and see a movie with the wife and not have to worry about getting there early enough to get seats, or getting snacks or what have you. But you pay a premium.
Edit: Ninja'd by bugleyman
Medicine isn't perfect. Sometimes whats possible is not what's desired. Sure, we would all like to only remove that part that is affected by illness and leave the rest untouched. But that doesn't usually work for treatments on other parts of the body, why should it be insisted upon when trying to fix something in the brain? In the end its up to the patient and the doctor to decide if the end result is better than what you started with.
A brilliant kid, but an extreme outlier. Public and even most private schools were not set up to handle kids like this because they are so rare that its impossible to cater to them and to the "regular" kids. His parents seem to have found out how to satisfy his needs within the established system (let him self-teach, get him out of public school as soon as possible and into higher education).
Schools have a lot wrong with them, but having the infrastructure to handle kids like this for 12 years is not one of them.
Fair enough, I've never been in the military so if anyone else knows better I'll concede the point.
When you assume that the public is the enemy, then it automatically becomes a war, and therefore you need war machines.
One of the best parts of the John Oliver monologue is the bit where they show the photo of the police officers pointing their automatic rifles at someone with their hands up and then they cut to the interview where you have someone (can't remember name or occupation) indicating that in a war, soldiers only point their weapon when they are in the process of firing them.
They have the toys but they have no clue how to use them properly.
That can only lead to a happy ending...