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The main thing I'm taking out of EG is that my barbarian in NWN who specializes in double weapons wants Thanos's sword.


Everyone wants Thanos' sword. In the comics, it's same sword Surtur used to bring on Ragnarock.

Also FF isn't forgettable to me. It's just under used. Secondly a goodly amount of Kang's history with the Avengers is like, pretty awesome.


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Fantastic 4 bugs me in that it feels like 75% of the problems they face are just cleaning up after Reed's mistakes. Being one of the smartest guys in the world, he shouldn't have so many mistakes.


I haven't read comics in years, decades maybe, and was a DC side of the fence guy. I don't recall ever reading an FF comic, so what were some of the really stupid things Reed did that they had to clean up?


Ever have a day where you just sort of feel out of phase with everything else? It's hard to explain; everything feels like you're looking through a blurry window at the same time you see everything as clearly as ever.


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It's called "Not enough caffeine" Cal.

Also I think the problems that Van is referring to probably revolve around Reed discovering the Negative Zone, that time he and the family met future versions of themselves, and once when Reed tried to solve everything.


Yeah, my caffeine intake was low today...lol. I'm trying to cut back on the vast amount of soda I drink every day.

I asked some of my comic reading friends what their opinions of the FF were. They seemed to tally on the indifferent to negative.


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Can't sleep. Clowns will eat me.


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Vanykrye wrote:
Fantastic 4 bugs me in that it feels like 75% of the problems they face are just cleaning up after Reed's mistakes. Being one of the smartest guys in the world, he shouldn't have so many mistakes.

The MCU kinda became that for Tony. Creating Ultron --> Sokovia Accords --> Civil War...


Scintillae wrote:
Vanykrye wrote:
Fantastic 4 bugs me in that it feels like 75% of the problems they face are just cleaning up after Reed's mistakes. Being one of the smartest guys in the world, he shouldn't have so many mistakes.
The MCU kinda became that for Tony. Creating Ultron --> Sokovia Accords --> Civil War...

Yes, but with Ultron (no matter which version of the Ultron story you look at - in some versions it's Hank Pym that builds Ultron instead of Tony) I see it as more of the classic "AI decides humans are the issue" story. I think the Accords would have come about regardless of Ultron - it would have been any high profile incident.


Yeah Orthos, Thanos double-sword was cool. And big.
(Think maybe he was compensating for something?) ;P

Wow, as a kid I don't recall any of that, (OK, I vaguely recall something about the negative zone, and an evil twin of richards who turned into a purple hulk ripoff) I just recall them fighting Doom, Fin Fang Foom, Mole Man, and a lot of the other marvel villains.

I just liked the bickering between Johhny storm and Thing, the variety of cool powers the team had and how they used them, and of course the cool inventions like the fantasti-car.
(OK, they were cool to ME, your mileage may vary) ;)

To be fair, I havent read any FF issues in a LONG time, maybe they've gotten worse? Or maybe now that I'm older the originals wouldnt read as good? Meh. Dont know. I just really liked them as a kid, and I guess first impressions die hard. :)

As a kid, the FF was one of the reasons that I couldn't decide what powers I would have if I were to become a superhero. They were all cool! :P

So, I made up a comic book version of myself called 'All-Hero', who could use his magic/technology belt to have any super power that he could think of.
(Yes. I drew comics of myself and my friend as super heroes when I was in grade school. Very badly. But I did.) ;P


Vanykrye wrote:
Scintillae wrote:
Vanykrye wrote:
Fantastic 4 bugs me in that it feels like 75% of the problems they face are just cleaning up after Reed's mistakes. Being one of the smartest guys in the world, he shouldn't have so many mistakes.
The MCU kinda became that for Tony. Creating Ultron --> Sokovia Accords --> Civil War...
Yes, but with Ultron (no matter which version of the Ultron story you look at - in some versions it's Hank Pym that builds Ultron instead of Tony) I see it as more of the classic "AI decides humans are the issue" story. I think the Accords would have come about regardless of Ultron - it would have been any high profile incident.

AND you are right, that is EXACTLY what happened in the comics.

Read 'Civil War'.
:)

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DungeonmasterCal wrote:
I haven't read comics in years, decades maybe, and was a DC side of the fence guy. I don't recall ever reading an FF comic, so what were some of the really stupid things Reed did that they had to clean up?

I was going to link an article but there's just too many. Just Google "list of things Reed Richards screwed up" or something similar and you can read the many examples yourself. =)


Ragadolf wrote:

So, I made up a comic book version of myself called 'All-Hero', who could use his magic/technology belt to have any super power that he could think of.

(Yes. I drew comics of myself and my friend as super heroes when I was in grade school. Very badly. But I did.) ;P

In junior high school, I wrote bad short stories about a group of heroes based on my friends having powers called the Super Squad. My friend Bennie illustrated them. I have no idea where they ended up after so many years. We also drew Star Trek comics ourselves and passed them back and forth in class in the 6th grade.


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Twenny twenny twenty-four hours to go
I'm gonna be sedated!

Knee surgery, baybee! Hopefully, getting mobile again.


Well Mom got back from surgery. It wasn't as...recover-ful? as before, but we'll see where we are in a week.

Also I think the point on Ultron has always been he doesn't like the frailities of humans (or mutants, or maybe even Eternals), but he can damn sure field himself an army when necessary.

I remember the FF fighting monsters too, but after they ended up shrinking Godzilla...I was less impressed.

Also even though the MCU Hank isn't as...bipolar as his comic counterpart, I think they both can be real dicks.

Finally, I'm looking forward the 18th of May and my chance to introduce my latest power couple, The Hellknight of Courtly Love and brutal cult suppression! :)


I like the sound of that.


Well it came to me while we were discussing Golarion stuff with our least meta game knowledgeable player. This is her first time actually doing roleplaying game of ANY kind. Plus we were also talking about how one of the other players is going to run a L5R (4th edition) game. So...that helped.


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GOOD LUCK CAL!


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Good luck Cal!

:)


Has anyone heard from Cal yet?


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He posted on facebook about going for a lunch after surgery, and that his knee already feels better.


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I'm glad Cal is better. Now if I can just figure out how to work "bug bear cultists of Chaugnar Faugn working with half xulgath cultists who are also unwitting pawns in a game created by an Apostate Devil to siphon souls from the River of Souls for hell using a Shinigami and possibly a kind of soul anchor."


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Hey, all! Sorry, I'm just now getting round to this. I came home and fell asleep...lol.

The surgery went perfectly. I went from using a walker to moving about unassisted after only a 25 minute long surgery. I'm still kinda sore, but it's NOTHING like it was before. I have to keep it bandaged for 3 days then go back on the 21st to have the stitches removed and then decide whether or not I'll need physical therapy. I didn't on the first meniscectomy I had 3 years ago, so I probably won't things time. Logistically it wouldn't work out for me anyway, not having a working vehicle.

Anyway, thanks for the encouragement and stuff! Now I have to fight with my desktop computer again because the hard drive is dying...lol. It never ends! :)


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Glad you feel better Cal!

Great news indeed.

At least now you can knee-strike the recalcitrant hard drive into submission!

:)


That's exactly right!


I don't know if we still care about the weather, but it's officially shorts, t-shirt, and flip-flop season in Seattle.

Good times a plenty!


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MageHunter wrote:

I don't know if we still care about the weather, but it's officially shorts, t-shirt, and flip-flop season in Seattle.

Good times a plenty!

It's shorts season until it gets to about 25­°F. Also, we've got flooding.


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Glad to hear everything went ok!


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quibblemuch wrote:
Glad to hear everything went ok!

Thanks! So am I! lol

Today is a little more painful as the Novocaine has left my system, but the nurse told me that is pretty normal. It should begin to ease up over the next few days.


I'm glad that you're doing okay, Cal. :)


Thanks, John! How are you doing?


Not bad. My mom's been scheduled to have a Colonoscopy done next month. That's gonna be fun (not really, but hey, sarcasm).


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Were it not for sarcasm my days would be empty...lol


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Feeling better than I did this morning. Still hurts but not like it did then. I'm able to move about the house without the walker for the first time in weeks! I think this surgery thing is gonna work out!


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Vanykrye wrote:
MageHunter wrote:

I don't know if we still care about the weather, but it's officially shorts, t-shirt, and flip-flop season in Seattle.

Good times a plenty!

It's shorts season until it gets to about 25­°F. Also, we've got flooding.

No flooding here, it seems to be going downstream.

I wouldn't want to be there!


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If my other half's daughter wants to play D&D tonight, I intend to start off on 'The Keep On (In?) The Borderlands', so that should be interesting...


Oh man, THAT adventure!

(The Keep ON the Borderlands)
:)
THAT brings back memories. I must have run that one myself at least 3 or 4 times.

Have fun with that!
(As the older adventures had great scenes, but little overall plot written into them, I tended to run it so that ,...

Spoiler:
the head cleric in the temple
either had the loyalty or the fearful obedience of the rest of the caves.)

:)


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Oi vay, Flooding?

Yes please., Welcome to Louisiana.

Heavy rains coming through here for the next few days. One of the local outlying towns already looks like a lake, and it will rain through Sunday. :P

Schools all cancelled, EXCEPT the university, because this is their LAST day of finals. As my daughter put it, "We could be in a Cat 5 hurricane and they would still make us take out finals."


Well, of course! Because, you know, finals!


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They tell you they're 'finals.'
But they never are.


I am not sleepy. I want to be sleepy. I really would like to be sleepy. But I am not sleepy.


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THE SLEEPY MUST AWAKEN!


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Why has Kyle MacLachlan not licensed his image to an alarm clock that shouts that?


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DungeonmasterCal wrote:
I am not sleepy. I want to be sleepy. I really would like to be sleepy. But I am not sleepy.

I guess I could cast a Sleep Spell It goes like this. "I was born in a small Indiana town... 30 minutes later...That is how come to live in Alabama." I knew that would work.


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Something worked. I think it was the Xanax.


Well it probably wasn't listening to the ear-splitting sounds of Nickelback, Cal...


LOL Back in 2001 I was offered a chance to be a security guard at a Nickelback concert. I forget how much it was, probably $300 or so. When the guy told me it was Nickelback I declined.


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"OHHH SOLLA MEEOOOO" Surely that's more soothing than Nickleback. "OHHH SOLLA MEEOOOO"


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Man, I would have taken that deal in a heartbeat. $300 is $300, and earplugs are cheap.

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