Rephrasing the question: Are all multiverses the same AGE. I'm not sure if there is a real difference but consider that universe A is simply a billion years older than universe B. BUT it's still a reflection of our own, just a billion years off. This was the basic gist of my original question in regards to "going sideways" into a parallel universe that simply started before or after ours but still followed the same basic course. But considering that a universe that was a billion years ahead or behind would still result in a ME that was confronted with the same basic life choices, does that lend weight to the concept of "predestiny"? I guess a lot of this depends on whether the big bang is the birth of only our universe or the multiverse in general.
The great thing about dwarves is that they can take this abuse and shrug it off. Elves would be crying in their wine cups by now.
For the sake of this question, let's assume that the Multiverse theory is true, that there are infinite number of possibilities, and that there are many different versions of "you".
Taking a page from Max Brooks' book, if it's a viral outbreak, the virus' imperative is to spread itself to new hosts. Already infected creatures don't count.
There's zero intelligence involved in the spread of a virus. A virus adapts to environmental conditions, there is no "imperative".
As long as people stayed out of the way the infected would attack each other. Thus we have very little to fear from so-called herds we see see in the movies and TV.
Something has been bothering me about the impending zombie apocalypse. It's the zombie's assumed team building skills. Every zombie movie ever made has been an 'us vs them' scenario. But is this realistic? I can understand the "undead" variety where they simply shamble around biting anything that doesn't smell dead. But what about the diseased kind from 28 Days later and Zombieland? Wouldn't they be just as likely to rip each other apart as a normal human? Them teaming up is the equivalent of dogs in the later stages of rabies forming a pack to go after healthy dogs. I just don't see a bunch of diseased types having the intellect or instinct to form harmonious packs of hunters when they can just as easily kill each other.
"Some people just want to watch the world burn".
Does anyone else feel that APs might be a little too long? With problems like players always dropping in and out, scheduling conflicts, and the fact that most have a hard time making story connections that span more than a few sessions, I'm wondering wether the players and story wouldn't be served by cutting these APs down by half. I'm not saying that APs are never finished successfully, I'm just saying it gets very tough to keep up the momentum to a satisfactory conclusion over all.
Derek Vande Brake wrote:
To me smaller groups are better (three players and a GM). Btw have you looked in your private messages? I sent you my contact info if you want to discuss things in more depth.
Derek Vande Brake wrote:
Okay. But do me a favor and keep it small. I hate large groups. I'm fine with only one or two other people playing.
Normally you wouldn't leave the eye empty like that, but Slade is a different circumstance because of his healing abilities. His "socket" healed perfectly (not regenerating the eye of course) and he doesn't have to worry about infection. Plus, if you want to intimidate or gross out people, that's the way to do it.
Kyra Clone #3,785 wrote:
So basically it's not a concern about offending "religions" as a whole, just "religions" that matter.
Most people don't take the fringe and revivalist religions seriously enough to worry about offending them. Take Asatru for example. It's a recognized religion in Norway but you don't see mass protests about Thor's depiction in the Avengers. Gods like Thor have lost their divinity in the eyes of the world and are simply mythological figures used for entertainment. Maybe the Abrahamic religions will be like this someday, but not now or in the near future.
I don't get your complaint.Slade is pissed off at Oliver because he chose Sara (who was working with the enemy for the last year) over the woman Slade loved and who had been a ally. And yes the Mirakuru would intensify his emotions (just like many real world drugs).
And Ivo was simply grasping at straws and trying to blame the victim to cover his own guilt (which happens in the real world all the time). Is it twisted logic? Yes, because it comes from a twisted mind. Look at the Joker. Nothing he does makes a lick of sense to anybody but himself (and probably not even him). What makes someone insane is that they would interpret ideas in ways that sane people would never even consider, and then act on those ideas. We're not supposed to understand them, just accept and deal with them the best we can.
Local is local. Think about where you live: you know the local personalities, politics, short cuts and even ghost stories that no one who doesn't live there would even know about. For example, someone with local knowledge Magnimar would have more insight into the inner working of the city vs someone that was born and raised in Riddleport. Making it "all encompassing" ruins the intent and spirit of the skill.
I'd rather not see the guy if he can't live up to his potential. He's starting to remind me of Angel from Buffy seasons 1-3. In those seasons Angel is supposed to be this badass vampire but because he wasn't supposed to over shadow Buffy he was constantly being held back. It was only when he got his own show that his true potential was let loose. And because I know Diggle himself has so much potential his current role isn't satisfying in the least. Hopefully the Suicide Squad episode will turn things around.
The episode "The Promise" was pretty good, but I'm here to talk about Diggle. I know that the upcoming episode "Suicide Squad" is going to be Diggle-centric, and that's great...but is it enough? I think Diggle is worth more that a couple of episodes a season. The rest of the time he is either getting his butt handed to him or he's playing the "Magical Negro" (an actual cinematic term). I'm starting to think that there just isn't a lot of room for his character as written. What I think they need to do is either 1) have him leave for a spin-off Suicide Squad series or 2) give him the superhero makeover in Arrow and have him standing right next to Oliver in more battles (and even on his own). If done right Diggle could join characters like Batgirl (first appearance was the 60's Batman TV show) and Harley Quinn (first appearance Batman Animated Series) who didn't start in the comics but carried over. I really like Diggle too much to see his character going to waste.
So does this include the woman in terrorist organizations? And what about children? Or any disenfranchised class from all cultures? There are people suffering all over the planet for different reasons so maybe we should make them citizens as well? And even if this somehow passed, how would it help unless they came to this country to benefit from being a citizen? This is a joke petition that doesn't address the real issues and won't solve anything.
Ninja in the Rye wrote:
So, Gotham is on the east coast...didn't know. Never understood DCs obsession with never using real cities.
They do use real cities. Chicago, New York and every other real world city exists along side Metropolis and Gotham. The main difference is DC Earth is bigger than Marvel Earth. But Marvel has its own share of made up places like Madripoor, Wakanda and Latveria (to name just a few). The problem with Marvel is almost every hero is based either in Los Angeles or New York, so at least DC spreads their heroes out and in places where the writers can have more creative freedom. I mean, how many times can you have a battle on top of the Statue of Liberty without it becoming old hat?
Doctor Necrotic wrote:
That new trailer (well, most recent) has me hyped, or at least cautiously optimistic! I can see how Pacific Rim played a lot into the making of this one, and that has me even more excited. Also, there was no Godzilla movie during the '90s... REALLY! (One can pretend)
Godzilla 2000 came out in 1999. And it was pretty damn good.
About that psychotic community thing, well, um, happy safe places don't sell comics, or get ratings, so, um, yeah, sorry.
That shows lack of imagination (not directed specifically at you, just a general statement). And the show is starting to lose all sense of hope, which is depressing, not entertaining. I want to see new types of stories besides everyone having to flee yet another destroyed community. I'm tired of seeing dirty people run blindly through the woods only to have a walker pop up out of nowhere. It's time for humanity to get organized already. I mean let's get real, if people would just get a little organized the walkers could be taken care of pretty easily. They need to start being proactive instead of reactive. I want to see more tangible goals that have nothing to do with infighting and power plays.
I'm just hoping that this next community isn't psychotic is some way. If it is, I'd just assume everyone get eaten.
And I think they should have waited on the reappearance of Carol, maybe find her already at the community. I don't understand why she decided to go back to the prison in the first place. If it wasn't for the Governor's attack Rick would have revealed to everyone what she did. Unless she was planning to kidnap the girls or something crazy like that, because there's no way they would have been handed over voluntarily.
The perfect solution is to simply have Sara start training Laurel as a re-bonding experience between the two. I'm almost finished re-watching season 1 on Netflix and rediscovered the potential that Laurel has had the entire time. On several occasions she demonstrated her toughness and fighting skills so she's really not that far off. Season 1 Laurel was actually a well written character. I think the band wagon hating was mostly due to people's love of the idea of Olicity (which I am against) VS. something Laurel specifically did. Season 2 Laurel is different: they started making her into baggage and putting her in too much in opposition to both Arrow/Oliver. Her being apart of the prosecution team against Moria and going after Arrow were dumb moves by the writers. So if the writers can get their heads out of their bums Laurel could easily be a valuable part of Team Arrow by the end of the season.
I don't like the idea of Oliver and Felicity hooking up. They need to stay friends and that's it. Set brought up Smallville which had the exact same dynamic: people wanted Clark to drop Lana for Chloe. I'm glad the writers resisted that trap and I hope they don't get pressured by what I feel are short sighted fans to do that in this show. I thought Felicity and Barry Allan had real romantic chemistry. What she has with Oliver is a deep friendship/crush.
The writers better be careful because by the time they get around to building her up, no one will care. And if she ends up replacing a better received character like Sara then the backlash will be even bigger. I personally want to see Laurel take her place along side Team Arrow but I'm afraid band wagon hate is going to run her down before she can. I really feel sorry for Katie Cassidy who got stuck being the punching bag of the show. Unfortunately, many people have a tendency to not be able to separate an actor from their character and the dislike transfers over. I've seen her act in other shows (like Supernatural for a season) so I know what she is capable of.
Oh, don't get me wrong, someone threatens my life, or the life of someone close to me, and I will put them down in a second. I will feel terrible about it though.
I believe they make cops go through therapy whenever they have to put someone down. I would talk to someone as well just to vent. Though any emotions still wouldn't be sadness.
I'm no advocate of violence but I know 100% that I wouldn't feel bad about it. Besides, my whole adult life has either been in the military or doing some kind of security work, and though I've never killed anyone I have had guns drawn on me. My simple philosophy is to never start trouble but if someone tries to victimize you they deserve whatever you have to dish out. I save my sympathies for the victims not the victimizers.
If the killing was 100% justified why feel bad about it? Killing a psycho trying to kill you and your friends would be empowering. I would get annoyed if they found yet another excuse for Laurel to "break down". She's supposed to be Black Canary material so I want to see backbone, not tears.In contrast Roy Harper's reaction to putting that guy in the hospital was realistic. I believe his reaction was due mostly to losing control and almost hurting Sin. Feeling overly guilty for putting a serial killer in the hospital is ridiculous.
Concerning Oliver and Sebastian Blood: since Oliver kinda agreed with him why would Oliver hold a grudge? If anything Oliver has been trying to impress the guy since day 1. That's why he's been reluctant to believe Laural's story and was relieved when Sebastian wasn't under the mask.Concerning the shooting: Laurel's boss specifically said that they knew it was in "self defense" so no charges would be pressed.
I loved the episode overall but the scene when the swat guy came in guns blazing was a little over the top. I hope the guy gets reprimanded for all the city files he destroyed.
So your English teacher was an idiot.
Godzilla's atomic breath alone would tip the scales.
Lazurin Arborlon wrote:
The only flaw I see comes from the ADD personalities that want to put the blame on the work instead of their own shoulders. By every definition the works of J.R.R. Tolkien are and will always be MASTERPIECES of fiction. As long as civilization endures it will be the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings that will studied by literary scholars, not these overly glitzed cartoons with their BESMs.
Ivan Rûski wrote:
I seriously don't get this Tolkien hate. I devoured the Hobbit and LotR when I was ten years old. At one point I knew more about ME than the real world. I know everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but the fact I'm seeing this opinion more and more doesn't sit well with me. Most of the so-called fantasy people are reading today is the equivalent of trash romance novels; and what's worse they mistake them for quality stories.
This is what I did. But they won't find Orik until they encounter Lucrecia. She's using him as a plaything, both sexually and just plain torture. I still haven't decided whether he's going to be totally brainwashed or not.