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by Thad
Sat Apr 22, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Hot game deals
Replies: 424
Views: 30400

Re: Hot game deals

Fantasy General is also free on GOG but you need a coupon code:
https://www.gog.com/redeem/FB200KGIVEAWAY
by Thad
Sat Apr 22, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Let's all go to the movies~
Replies: 872
Views: 44054

Re: Let's all go to the movies~

So what are the odds that the two best X-Men adaptations ever would both debut within a month of each other and have titles starting with "L", ending with "N", and having a "G" in the middle?
by Thad
Sat Apr 22, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: and Dead Tree Comics
Replies: 305
Views: 18752

Re: and Dead Tree Comics

That's the Busiek run, right? Busiek has written some of my all-time favorite comics.

Mothra, you've read Marvels, right? How about Astro City?
by Thad
Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Pros and Cons of Punching a Nazi Just Square in the Dick
Replies: 257
Views: 5897

Re: Pros and Cons of Punching a Nazi Just Square in the Dick

If we're still doing "What would Jack Kirby think?" question then Evanier covered that as best he could. tl;dr Jack was a soldier; he didn't just punch nazis, he killed them. He didn't go around punching nazis after the war ended. If someone challenged him to a fist-fight he wouldn't back ...
by Thad
Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: Games
Topic: Shin Megami Threadsei
Replies: 127
Views: 4208

Re: Shin Megami Threadsei

I don't think the quantity is the problem so much as the quality. By all means, use as much dialogue as is necessary.

It's that "as is necessary" part the writers seem to trip up over.
by Thad
Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Shin Megami Threadsei
Replies: 127
Views: 4208

Re: Shin Megami Threadsei

One of the rules in my Batman: TAS drinking game back in college was "Take a drink every time somebody gets gassed. Take an extra drink if they exclaim 'Gas!' when they see the gas."
by Thad
Wed Apr 19, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Oh shit, what are we gonna do now?
Replies: 639
Views: 21462

Re: Oh shit, what are we gonna do now?

That's his lawyer's script, but he's not doing a very good job of sticking to it.
by Thad
Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Shin Megami Threadsei
Replies: 127
Views: 4208

Re: Shin Megami Threadsei

Mothra wrote:


I, for one, am shocked that the series that had a teddy bear narrate absolutely every single thing that happened in battle is having trouble grokking the whole "show, don't tell" thing.
by Thad
Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Oh shit, what are we gonna do now?
Replies: 639
Views: 21462

Re: Oh shit, what are we gonna do now?

So I checked out at "MOAB" and haven't been keeping up with the news or the politics board. But this morning I'm hearing that Chaffetz isn't running for reelection and Fox News is about to fire Bill O'Reilly. (Plus Alex Jones is about to lose custody of his children because he is a crazy p...
by Thad
Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: Media
Topic: MST3K, Rifftrax, & sundry
Replies: 172
Views: 10016

Re: MST3K, Rifftrax, & sundry

Watched the second episode. I think it had a better movie than the first, though the first had better host segments. I still don't feel like the Mads are being used very effectively (though cribbing from Patton's Fudgie the Whale standup bit was good), and the voices are still too samey in the theat...
by Thad
Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: Your Facebook Timeline
Topic: Computerus
Replies: 346
Views: 20962

Re: Computerus

Got some games set up. Almost entirely Linux-native at this point (the one Windows game I've set up so far is Trails in the Sky, which I know from previously testing runs flawlessly under WINE). Played some Freedom Planet. Onboard graphics are plenty for that one, though it wouldn't recognize the D-...
by Thad
Mon Apr 17, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Board Shit
Topic: NewMyewSpew
Replies: 227
Views: 19393

Re: NewMyewSpew

I remember the Genesis R&S being pretty good. It had co-op.
by Thad
Mon Apr 17, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: and Dead Tree Comics
Replies: 305
Views: 18752

Re: and Dead Tree Comics

Seems fitting enough for a guy working on a comic about a guy who suffers the horrific consequences of bigotry and then goes on to become a bigot and totally fail to see the irony in his preaching the same hatred.
by Thad
Mon Apr 17, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Doctor Who
Replies: 236
Views: 18838

Re: Doctor Who

I really like the setup of the Doctor working as a university professor (for the past 50 years, apparently!) and hope to see more mileage out of it over the course of the season. It feels like a callback to both the UNIT Era and Professor Chronotis in Shada (and Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agen...
by Thad
Mon Apr 17, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: MST3K, Rifftrax, & sundry
Replies: 172
Views: 10016

Re: MST3K, Rifftrax, & sundry

Your complaints about the similarity of the voices and the pace of the riffing seem to be common, from the reactions I'm seeing elsewhere. I've still only seen the first ep; I've seen comments that the pace settles down a bit later. Not sure about the voices. The trouble with shooting the entire sea...
by Thad
Mon Apr 17, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Your Facebook Timeline
Topic: Computerus
Replies: 346
Views: 20962

Re: Computerus

Well, I bought and built the thing, mostly. Haven't grabbed a graphics card yet (the new Polaris refresh just came out and it's probably a good idea to wait for the Vega line, if only to see if it pushes the RX400 series' prices down), and I'm still playing my videos off the USB drive I backed them ...
by Thad
Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: Media
Topic: and Dead Tree Comics
Replies: 305
Views: 18752

Re: and Dead Tree Comics

Complete Mr. A collection is coming from IDW. IDW's already put out some fantastic hardcover collections of Ditko's work, but up to this point it's been company-owned and public-domain stuff without any involvement from Ditko himself. This volume is different, and will have "Ditko’s full suppo...
by Thad
Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: Media
Topic: and Dead Tree Comics
Replies: 305
Views: 18752

Re: and Dead Tree Comics

Dark Horse Presents is abruptly cancelled too. Damn it.

But it's another book where the editors are saying they're looking for ways to bring it back. So hey, fingers crossed for a new #1 in 2018 or something.
by Thad
Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Bogus, batshit, banal, bizarre, or bicubic: Assorted News
Replies: 672
Views: 39696

Re: Bogus, batshit, banal, bizarre, or bicubic: Assorted News

TA wrote:
Mazian wrote:armchair-lawyering

When you quote exactly two words of a post out of their original context, there is exactly one person who believes you have just cleverly proven something.
by Thad
Wed Apr 12, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Obituaries
Replies: 482
Views: 29477

Re: Obituaries

Charlie Murphy, 57, leukemia.

Well, fuck. Fuck fuck fuck.