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by Thad
Sun Feb 25, 2018 1:02 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Free and Cheap Comics
Replies: 129
Views: 15354

Re: Free and Cheap Comics

Time for another Image bundle . Lots of good shit in there. Saga, Rat Queens, Manhattan Projects, Bitch Planet, Chew, Wicket + Divine, Southern Bastards, Sex Criminals, Royal City -- the only complaint I have about this bundle is that it's got so many books that I've already got. (Many of them from ...
by Thad
Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Board Shit
Topic: CHAT DUMP (and Quotes)
Replies: 597
Views: 52678

Re: CHAT DUMP (and Quotes)

The best arc of Hudlin's Black Panther run was the one where T'Challa teamed up with Blade, Brother Voodoo, and Monica Rambeau to fight vampires in post-Katrina New Orleans. (Prior to today, I would have said that Brother Voodoo seems like he'd be a very difficult character to put in a movie because...
by Thad
Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: Your Facebook Timeline
Topic: Fun Facts
Replies: 391
Views: 36295

Re: Fun Facts

The script for Track of the Moon Beast (as seen on MST3K) was written by Bill Finger and Charles Sinclair.

Yes, that Bill Finger.
by Thad
Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Let's all go to the movies~
Replies: 972
Views: 69702

Re: Let's all go to the movies~

Not really much to say about Black Panther that hasn't already been said. While most of the attention has, justifiably, been placed on the world-building, I think there's a lot to be said for just how well it avoided the pitfalls that are common to so many Marvel movies. It doesn't conk out after th...
by Thad
Sat Feb 24, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Board Shit
Topic: CHAT DUMP (and Quotes)
Replies: 597
Views: 52678

Re: CHAT DUMP (and Quotes)

Another variation of that asinine argument that I saw recently (don't remember if I saw somebody reference it here or somewhere else) is "Can you imagine if Marvel made a movie about a secret, technologically advanced monarchy where everybody was white? People would flip out!" To which the...
by Thad
Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Board Shit
Topic: CHAT DUMP (and Quotes)
Replies: 597
Views: 52678

Re: CHAT DUMP (and Quotes)

Black Canary, Black Knight, Black Cat, Black Terror, Blacklash, the Blackhawks, and Black Tom Cassidy are all white.

Black Bat is Asian.

Black Flash's race is indeterminate because he is a skeleton.
by Thad
Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Rooty-tooty point and shootys
Replies: 231
Views: 17362

Re: Rooty-tooty point and shootys

The kids are all right. They give me hope that things are going to change. Not quickly. But I think this time, the discussion might not end with the news cycle. Obviously they're never going to convince the Fox News crowd to change their minds (and man, "Fox News went off the deep end" is ...
by Thad
Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Hot game deals
Replies: 466
Views: 44634

Re: Hot game deals

Didn't end up getting anything in the Steam sale after all; looked at my backlog and started playing Trails in the Sky again.

I hear the new Humble Bundle is good and mostly Linux-compatible. Haven't decided whether I'll check it out; any standouts?
by Thad
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Your Facebook Timeline
Topic: Hot Tweets Cool Treats
Replies: 909
Views: 61803

Re: Hot Tweets Cool Treats

Mongrel wrote:

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by Thad
Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: The Star Trek Thread
Replies: 225
Views: 19503

Re: The Star Trek Thread

I liked the Lorca reveal. It was the only reveal that really worked for me of the various reveals in the back half of the season. It's been clear from the get-go that our crew was working for the bad guy and would eventually have to reckon with that, but I assumed he was just regular-evil, not Mirro...
by Thad
Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Games
Topic: Hot game deals
Replies: 466
Views: 44634

Re: Hot game deals

Shen's GIft or whatever it's called is also supposed to be quite good. I poked around the links a bit and figured out that the Reinforcement Pack includes Anarchy's Children, Alien Hunters, and Shen's Last Gift. (Which would explain why it's on sale and none of those individual DLC packs are.) The ...
by Thad
Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Netflix and Kill Me
Replies: 77
Views: 6201

Re: Netflix and Kill Me

...I watched the first episode of Everything Sucks, and my main takeaway is...god dammit, I'm old enough that my generation has its own Wonder Years now.
by Thad
Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Hot game deals
Replies: 466
Views: 44634

Re: Hot game deals

Steam sale time again.

I haven't played XCOM 2 yet. Should I get the expansion or any of the DLC before I do?
by Thad
Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Media
Topic: and Dead Tree Comics
Replies: 343
Views: 30727

Re: and Dead Tree Comics

Waid and Samnee's Captain America continues to be delightful, and overtly political. In the latest issue, Cap is frozen in ice again and wakes up in a dystopian future where America has been taken over by a white supremacist supervillain named King Baby. The year is 2025. It's nice to see that Marve...
by Thad
Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Animotion and Car Tunes
Replies: 153
Views: 15039

Re: Animotion and Car Tunes

No Scooter, either, now that I think about it. Wonder what that's about. There was a Muppets comic some years back (when they were still running them at Boom) where Skeeter was the main character but, inexplicably, nobody would say her name; Scooter called her "Sis" and everyone else calle...
by Thad
Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Animotion and Car Tunes
Replies: 153
Views: 15039

Re: Animotion and Car Tunes



Evidently they replaced Skeeter with...somebody with a beak?
by Thad
Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Let's all go to the movies~
Replies: 972
Views: 69702

Re: Let's all go to the movies~

I stand corrected; thanks.

I really should watch that Jonathan Ross documentary again.
by Thad
Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Let's all go to the movies~
Replies: 972
Views: 69702

Re: Let's all go to the movies~

I finally got around to watching If You're Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast , Carl Reiner's documentary about 90-something folks who are still active (mostly, but not exclusively, entertainers). It was fine but pretty slight; it's a lot more rewarding to just listen to interviews with the folks featur...
by Thad
Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Games
Topic: Hot game deals
Replies: 466
Views: 44634

Re: Hot game deals

GOG's got a sale on, including some flash deals and free King of Fighters '02 (which I've read is just the arcade ROM with an emulator).
by Thad
Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Let's all go to the movies~
Replies: 972
Views: 69702

Re: Let's all go to the movies~

The Disaster Artist begins with a bunch of celebrities talking about The Room's surprising longevity and cult following. One of them (IIRC it's Adam Scott, one of a couple of The Good Place stars who appear in the sequence) says something along the lines of "It's a movie that people remember , ...