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Tom Brevoort calls out the naysayers who think the changes will revert by the time these characters next movies come out...
I will bet him ten times that that Thor won't be played by a woman in Age of Ultron.
I kinda wish William S. Burroughs would do a comic book and make Thor female because then it would be worth reading. Or, maybe Alan Moore, since he's alive and all.
Otherwise, I get the feeling that it's just "hey! look! Marvel made Thor a woman; aren't we sooooooo groovy? Now look at DC.....the whole JLA is a Meat Locker. Wow; they sure are misogynists. Poor Wonder Person."
If the story's good, the thing redeems itself and it doesn't matter.
It's actually really awesome when this kind of affirmitave action for fictional characters deal doesn't end up being a snorefest.
Am I the only one who read this and thought, "thanks, Captain Obvious!"
I totally get Playboy for the articles.
Of course it does. It also makes it difficult to criticize the Palestinian "terrorist" organizations for targeting civilian targets. As much as accepting this leaves a dry taste in my mouth.
I got no difficulties. It serves no purpose, is probably counterproductive, and just makes them look like the a###&$#s that they are.
Thing is, Hamas should've learned what Hitler should've learned from the London blitz: you don't break the enemy's back by just bombing all their s&*& on and on ad nausea. You just piss them off royally.
"We shall go on to the end. We shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender, and if, which I do not for a moment believe, this island or a large part of it were subjugated and starving, then our Empire beyond the seas, armed and guarded by the British Fleet, would carry on the struggle, until, in God's good time, the New World, with all its power and might, steps forth to the rescue and the liberation of the old."
I'd click the link. I learned something.
Vod Canockers wrote:
"The Dresden atrocity, tremendously expensive and meticulously planned, was so meaningless, finally, that only one person on the entire planet got any benefit from it. I am that person. I wrote this book, which earned a lot of money for me and made my reputation, such as it is. One way or another, I got two or three dollars for every person killed. Some business I'm in." -Kurt Vonnegut
Elvis Presley was making a movie. He was riding a motorcycle alone, singing some song or another. There were backup singers on the track, and they wanted to remove them. Elvis said to leave the backup singers in.
Somebody asked Elvis where the backup singers were because he was riding along alone and Elvis replied something to the effect of, "hell I don't know, I guess the same damn place as the drummer and guitarist."
That nebulous place is usually where I leave the rape stories.
Because there is always a cleric of some love and/or fertility deity who would have a regenerate spell ready just in case something like this happens.
How convenient that there isn't a sacred chastity belt spell, with all those orcs running around all over the place.
I searched rape and emasculation at tvtropes.com. The closest trope to emasculation was something about "A day in her apron."
It's a totally untapped trope, man. Gee I wonder why.
"Whelp, the dire lion got a critical. He removed your external genitalia."
I avoid it.
Look at it this way: with all these bladed weapons being used so liberally in the game all the time, have you noticed that nobody ever gets emasculated with a battleaxe ever?
How about this for a plot line....
Sorry; your character has no balls. Don't you want revenge? Don't you want to seek out a wizard who knows some secret treatment? You have to capture a troll for him though. Alive.
How come nobody ever uses the emasculation trope?