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You don't need to explain to someone who is already dead. :P
They prefer nobody seeing a movie they spend millions on to "encouraging torrenting"? They certainly should rethink their status as a movie making company. Seriously.
IIRC Sony's music label arm had put malware on the CD's to 'prevent piracy' or some crap like that.
The only problem I have with it is the use of the overdone 'cram both names together' crap. I hated it when the tabloids coined 'Bennifer' and like it even less now that any public couple (real or fictional) gets a similar moniker. Blegh.
Chris Mortika wrote:
I feel like I am alone in my feelings about those shows. I thought the lions, while looking cooler, were piloted by 4 (quickly 5 when Sven was written out) very flat characters who never grew in any meaningful way. And the villains they had were even more one-dimensional. Plus the lame -try-everything-even-though-the-only-thing-that-ever-works-is-the-sword- is something that destroyed my suspension of disbelief even as a kid (I got a soft spot for the vehicle pileup solely due to seeing something other than blazing sword take out the monster of the week in the first episode I saw).
I have two answers to this.
One: Crunch isn't required, but it helps
Two: Trying to exactly duplicate a character from other media is nearly impossible
A character from a long running television show, novel series, or comic book is going to have had loads of development, and will be able to do things that a class based system won't allow them to do without serious multi-classing (or often even with it). Almost no writers follow the character making rules from Pathfinder or any other RPG, even in books [b]based on[/I] a specific RPG (although they will follow the rules more closely).
It's as good a guess as any with the information we have available. Not everyone with powers is going to be Inhuman, though. I think Scorch from S1 is a good example of "gifted, not Inhuman." He didn't know how he got his powers. I really feel like if you went into an abandoned temple and briefly gained a stone cocoon after a crystal farted on you, then you'd be prone to remembering it. It's possible that Wanda and Pietro will fall in that category.
Also a good point. I mentioned the Inhumans in the manner I did to bring up the point that it is an explanation which shouldn't be discounted out of hand. But, as you rightly point out, it shouldn't be accepted to the exclusion of all other possibilities either. Anyways, we will have definite answers eventually, as the comics will not let a storyline like that sit for too long (I think it's part of the next relaunch of Remender's title) and Avengers II is due out next Summer.
They should screen it at the White House to send a message (even if the movie isn't any good) and invite all the world leaders to it.
Where are Dingo and his petitions when you need them?
So much for dubbing means it must have been ruined. Direct from the horse's mouth.
I'd say there is a chance. It isn't certain, but given the ties Quicksilver has to the inhumans in the comics (being married to one of the royal family and having a kid with her) I can't discount the possibility either.
Freehold DM wrote:
Wait, does that mean you are watching something dubbed, then subtitled back?
Aaron Bitman wrote:
Heh. I am amused by people bringing science into a discussion about Star Wars, personally. In a world where ghosts talk, certain people can do the impossible by waving their hands, space fighters maneuver like they are in the atmosphere, a sword is better than a gun, and dozens of other such things, what sets people off is a crossguard on a sword made out of light?
I thought Enterprise was dismissed as canon by itself, declaring that the whole thing was a holonovel. That series managed to anger the hardcore fans so much that unrelated science fiction got killed over it. (Threats of outright refusal to watch anything featuring those producers - sight unseen - by a large number of Trek fans)
But you picked an important TOS episode to highlight, Network TV's first interracial kiss IIRC. And the story behind that one is pretty funny. NBC was going to force them to film with and without the kiss and decide at airtime (meaning with 100% certainty without). Therefore, Shatner purposely messed up every single without the kiss attempt.
Gee, they deal with the worst scum of humanity on a day-to-day basis. I can't understand why some of them become cynical.
While the end result is perfectly understandable, the potential fallout for everyone else is something that needs to be addressed as well. The mere perception reduces trust between the populace and the police department, which in turn isolates them more from the public, in a perpetual motion generator of suck that reaches out and costs people their lives, freedom, or (least of the three) property too often.
Easier said than done when the union (and despite the blows they have taken in the private sector, govt unions are still powerful) will circle the wagons as well. When the person is 'cleared of any wrongdoing' by a police run investigation, and a grand jury fails to indict, there isn't the justification needed to fire someone from a government job. Although the case in NYC may be able to have that outcome, seeing as how the guy used a hold banned by department procedures.
For me it is Kyle Rayner (who won me over by not having a clue to the fact that he couldn't affect yellow, so therefore he could: since retconed) and the 'from the Golden Age' version of Alan Scott.
I think the real problem with the GL movie was that the tried to do too much for one film, leaving too much to exposition rather than showing it in the actual movie. If they had stuck to Hector Hammond and Hal's training it would have been much, much better.
I never played under you. All posts I make can be considered my own anecdotal experiences rather than generalizations of everything, everywhere. I guess sarcasm isn't the only thing lost across messageboards.
Steve Geddes wrote:
I think it's the set of D&D boxed sets, each tied to ever increasing level ranges: Beginner - Expert - Companion(?) - Master(?) - Immortal.
That would explain it. I have never played any of the box sets past basic. Back in those days, none of us ever even made it to level 2. All GM's considered an eventual TPK to be the goal, success was measured in how long it took before that point was reached. I don't miss it at all.
Steve Geddes wrote:
I never played BECMI, I'd always just assumed it was the same as AD&D. What are the differences, do you think?
I don't even know WHAT it is, since I have never seen the full name once on these boards, just the acronym.
My gaming group has a retiree (who has barely progressed past 2nd) and a stroke victim (who lost his math skills as a result). If 5th ever releases digital tools there is a very high chance my group could switch. Although without them the chances are much, muh lower.
IIRC, the old movie version isn't the comic version either. Doom did not get powers from the same accident that created the Fantastic Four (nor does he really have any - it's the suit, the brains, and the sorcery he learned). He's pretty much a self-made monster.
While a stupid idea, it did give me one laugh from the DOOM tumblr (reblogged from a guy I follow)
'DOOM cannot deny that he leaked this nude photo of the hated Susan Richards'
It's just the couch.
The rest of it is gonna be a train wreck, methinks.
One of her comic Images shows her room. A wall of Ollie pictures (think Mr. Memania from Perfect Blue) and one poster of Black Canary. The eyes are X'd out and 'Die Tramp Die!' has been scrawled across the top.
So many liberties were taken with the Lensman anime that the Smith estate has refused all adaptations since.
J.K. Rowling couldn't get a publisher to give her the time of day until the last one handed the manuscript to his kid.
I don't know about you personally, but I game with a published author myself. He makes more per digital sale than per hardcopy sale, despite the digital stuff costing the consumer less.
And spit in the faces of the entire collective trust of minds who contributed to the EU for almost as long as he was alive. Yay.
Considering that Lucas himself contradicted much of the EU when he did the prequels there is already precedence.
Remember, Aang's avatar state was kind of bloodthirsty too, at least in comparison to Aang himself. While in the state, he was about to force Ozai to 'pay the ultimate price' for his actions and had to force himself out of it in order to try something a little less lethal.
Well, the title could have been dumber I guess...
Well, when you stop and think about it, 'The Empire Strikes Back' was a pretty lame title as well. We only think it is awesome because it is difficult to separate the lame title from the incredible movie associated with it.
We do have several people who stream television and won't always get to watch on the network air date. Granted, that doesn't apply to a show that is only available online, but it is still a good rule of thumb.
I was referring to the line, not the rules behind it which made the line itself completely false. I can't remember exactly where the line 'alignment is a tool, not a straightjacket' is from, but it stuck with most of the people I game with. Thankfully I never played under a GM who used the 'you can't level until alignment is resolved' garbage, er, I mean rule.
Kirth Gersen wrote:
I'm glad I don't include alignment for PCs anymore.
My group only worries about it for paladins and alignment based effects (which don't normally show up often, other than the occasional holy-type effect). We try to stick to the 'alignment is a tool, not a straightjacket' line from waaaayyyy back in AD&D. It might get mentioned if the character is doing really evil things (especially when the party often deals with a knightly order whose point of contact with us is a paladin) or when someone tries to claim they fit in one place on the law/chaos axis but the rest of us can't hear the claims without derisive laughter.
I'm surprised you still like gaming at all if that was your introduction. You, sir, are a Saint.
In my experience with Paladins more of the drama is caused by the other characters than by the paladin.
The existence of a paladin in the party is another of the things in my experience that tends to make certain players try to skate as close to evil without going over the line as they possibly can. And often from players that would not normally try such a thing without the presence of a paladin.
... Which seems like a really ... weird ... attitude(to me). I want things because I want them, or don't want them because I don't. Whether or not someone else wants or likes them has zero to do with whether I want them or not.
Not really. I notice that when evil alignments are banned the number of Chaotic Jerkwad alignments go up, often from people who would otherwise never play in such a fashion. For some people, the mere existence of a hard restriction is reason enough to push against it.
Sometimes when a wall is put up people just feel the need to knock it over. It's a difference between negative and positive reinforcement. When you know the GM is really good, and he has an idea for a themed campaign, then you know that by sticking close to the theme you can get a really excellent game. A long list of 'you can't' makes the players feel that stuff is being taken away from them, and that can make them want the stuff even more.
Freehold DM wrote:
You marathoned it, eh? Hm. May just watch this..
The power of streaming. Plus it's easy to marathon a series of 12 1/2 hour episodes, especially when you take 2 days to do it. It also has it's own Abridged Series as well, and most of the stuff that gets that treatment I tend to like.
Vincent Takeda wrote:
I cant remember the last time I didnt play a human. I've never really been drawn to wierd races.
For me it depends on the concept. Especially when playing sorcerers for some reason. I still want to play the Dhamphir with the sanguine bloodline, and if I can dip into 3rd Ed material, play a Silverbrow Human (silver dragon descended) and take a lot of shapechanging magics (also the cool 3rd Ed ones that granted only one form, but the powers of the form were also given).