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by BriarThrone
Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Debate
Topic: Woman faces descrimination as police and media refuse to label her crime "rape".
Replies: 27
Views: 389

Re: Woman faces descrimination as police and media refuse to label her crime "rape".

Three charges? A prosecutor that can't find ten to twelve serious charges that apply to this series of events isn't even trying. Probably because it's a waste of time when the judge will never properly sentence a woman. She needs to serve the maximum sentence, and the judge needs to serve it too.
by BriarThrone
Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab's Builds! (Shades! Power Man! Hardcore! Jessica Jones!)
Replies: 12331
Views: 581574

Re: Jab's Builds! (Tai Cheetah, Foxy Roxy, Dali Llama! Luke Cage!)

I am extremely excited about this run. Been a fan of this team for a long time.
by BriarThrone
Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab's Builds! (Shades! Power Man! Hardcore! Jessica Jones!)
Replies: 12331
Views: 581574

Re: Jab's Builds! (Vibraxas! Crusaders! Freedom Ring! BRUTAL!)

My cop friend tells me their vests are "f*cking useless" at stopping knives, and cops actually find that annoying, given how much more likely they are to be stabbed or slashed by something. So that's what I went with for the vests :). Yours aren't bad, though, Beard! Thanks for adding your two bits...
by BriarThrone
Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Onyx Path is Not for... Nazis?
Replies: 12
Views: 221

Re: Onyx Path is Not for... Nazis?

Which basically means that the Onyx Path is basically just virtue signalling. Eh, to be fair, in the current political climate, that's "virtue signalling" in the same way as the people who disavowed Communist ties during the McCarthy era. The difference being, of course, that actual Neo-Nazis in th...
by BriarThrone
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Books, Comics and Web-Comics
Topic: What's new with the big two: Marvel and DC Comics discussion thread.
Replies: 364
Views: 10443

Re: What's new with the big two: Marvel and DC Comics discussion thread.

Gail Simone, at a certain point in her career, appears to have decided that her job is not comics writer, but comics celebrity. Writing comics appears to be something she considers a tedious chore between convention appearances and interviews. Her female characters are all basically the same charact...
by BriarThrone
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: The Gaming Table
Topic: Interest Thread- The Jabverse
Replies: 91
Views: 800

Re: Interest Thread- The Jabverse

I'm more a fan of biotech than powered armor, most of the time. A lot of armor just makes me feel like "couldn't you put anybody in the suit?" I try not to bother my friends with questions like "What if Tony sat out most missions and instead made power armor for Cap, Hawkeye, and Widow instead? Wou...
by BriarThrone
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: The Gaming Table
Topic: Interest Thread- The Jabverse
Replies: 91
Views: 800

Re: Interest Thread- The Jabverse

I'm interested! I'd be the noob that needs coaching, but I'm up for learning how the system actually works.

I love the premise. I'm thinking about an Iron Fist Lite style character, so that shouldn't inconvenience you too much as a GM.
by BriarThrone
Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab's Builds! (Shades! Power Man! Hardcore! Jessica Jones!)
Replies: 12331
Views: 581574

Re: Jab's Builds! (THUNDRA!!!! Swords! Katanas! Nunchucks! Axes!)

For the meteor hammer, Gogo Yubari is a pretty decent go-to for a famous wielder. https://youtu.be/3y8ucwiTe80 Going a few pages back, for staves and nunchaku, their usage in Japanese marital arts are different from what most people think of as the "usual" method. Staves tends to be used a lot like...
by BriarThrone
Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab's Builds! (Shades! Power Man! Hardcore! Jessica Jones!)
Replies: 12331
Views: 581574

Re: Jab's Builds! (THUNDRA!!!! Swords! Katanas! Nunchucks! Axes!)

As evocative as things like the Warhammer 40k chainsword are, chainsaws are tools, not weapons. Being a farm kid, I have ample experience with them. They're highly effective firewood makers, but trying to use one on something that could fight back would be awful. A chainsaw's blade will foul pretty ...
by BriarThrone
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab's Builds! (Shades! Power Man! Hardcore! Jessica Jones!)
Replies: 12331
Views: 581574

Re: Meteor Hammer

-I actually came up with the idea for one of these myself (a friend in Art School had some fancy little metal thing he made in Sculpture class, and I figured that sticking a rope to it would make it a pretty hurtful weapon, especially if upgraded comic book-style), but later discovered it was a rea...
by BriarThrone
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: Debate
Topic: Regarding ICE, the Border Patrol and Illegal Immigration
Replies: 55
Views: 670

Re: Regarding ICE, the Border Patrol and Illegal Immigration

Oh, yeah. I just remembered I hadn't responded to this yet. It is possible to hold a position firmly on one side of an issue based on available data. It is perfectly valid to cite such a source also. Not that I'm saying that FAIR specifically is a good source, but it was the very first search result...
by BriarThrone
Sun Jul 08, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Film, Television and Music
Topic: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Replies: 13
Views: 176

Re: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

I agree with you Marge...IN THEORY. In theory, communism works. IN THEORY. If, theoretically, humans have an insectoid hive-mind with perfect knowledge, sure. Kind of. Except that a "theory" has to hold up to at least some basic scrutiny. Communist theory doesn't account for education, skill, or ta...
by BriarThrone
Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Film, Television and Music
Topic: BriarThrone Reviews: The Last Jedi (SPOILERS)
Replies: 69
Views: 1545

Re: BriarThrone Reviews: The Last Jedi (SPOILERS)

Early in the most recent season of Voltron, one of the characters takes lesson in Galra history and culture from an alien governess.

The number of Space Mary Poppins I encounter keeps growing. Leia remains the worst.
by BriarThrone
Sun Jul 08, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Film, Television and Music
Topic: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Replies: 13
Views: 176

Re: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

You should be ahppy to know that most "Antifa" groups, they aren't at least outside of Germany anything approaching a monolithic force, or even organized per se have more in common with Group 43 , than "commies". If you march under the red flag, demand collectivism, disdain private property, threat...
by BriarThrone
Sun Jul 08, 2018 4:37 am
Forum: Debate
Topic: Woman faces descrimination as police and media refuse to label her crime "rape".
Replies: 27
Views: 389

Re: Woman faces descrimination as police and media refuse to label her crime "rape".

One of my best friends experienced the joy of trying to get custody of his children in a United States court after his ex-wife pimped out her daughters to her freshly released sex offender boyfriend who raped his own daughter, and his son had an unfortunate hunting accident before he could testify. ...