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by BriarThrone
Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Batgirl III's Character Thread (Tee Hee, Baron Samedi)
Replies: 578
Views: 21774

Re: Batgirl III's Character Thread (Solitaire)

Jane Seymour could play a more sympathetic character in the fleeting moments between sleeping and waking than Denise Richards could with six hundred takes. A still photograph of Jane Seymour could perform better than Denise Richards. Don't get me wrong, Denise Richards is cute as a button and has a...
by BriarThrone
Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Batgirl III's Character Thread (Tee Hee, Baron Samedi)
Replies: 578
Views: 21774

Re: Batgirl III's Character Thread (Solitaire)

Jane Seymour could play a more sympathetic character in the fleeting moments between sleeping and waking than Denise Richards could with six hundred takes.
by BriarThrone
Sat Aug 04, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: Debate
Topic: Woman faces descrimination as police and media refuse to label her crime "rape".
Replies: 52
Views: 1310

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

Or a white woman with the wrong political opinions (Cf. Barr, Roseanne). I still don't buy the idea that Roseanne was being deliberately racist with that tweet, but it was obviously close enough to a thing associated with racism that it was easy for the media to twist into a Thing. Any celebrity th...
by BriarThrone
Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Debate
Topic: Woman faces descrimination as police and media refuse to label her crime "rape".
Replies: 52
Views: 1310

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

If the genders had been reversed, and it was a college-aged man inviting young high school girls over and having controlling sexual relationships with them, I'm pretty sure he'd be in prison right now, and rightly so. However, if he had directed a movie like Chinatown , then it'd be perfectly okay....
by BriarThrone
Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Debate
Topic: Woman faces descrimination as police and media refuse to label her crime "rape".
Replies: 52
Views: 1310

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

And she got a suspended sentence. Typical. If the genders had been reversed, and it was a college-aged man inviting young high school girls over and having controlling sexual relationships with them, I'm pretty sure he'd be in prison right now, and rightly so. Instead, she has the judge making excus...
by BriarThrone
Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Books, Comics and Web-Comics
Topic: What's new with the big two: Marvel and DC Comics discussion thread.
Replies: 429
Views: 12822

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

Batgirl III wrote:
Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:04 pm
I’ve been joking since the start of the 2016 Democratic Primaries that I wish I knew how to grow my own marijuana strain. I’d call it “Burny Sanders”
Except that marijuana growing tends to turn a profit, as I understand.
by BriarThrone
Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Books, Comics and Web-Comics
Topic: What's new with the big two: Marvel and DC Comics discussion thread.
Replies: 429
Views: 12822

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

Look's like Marvel finally got their head out of the SJW's butts and gave us something NICE for a change.... I try to avoid Tumblr and Twitter as much as possible. Has the Perpetual Outrage Crowd started shouting about “heteronormativity” yet? Which is basically like shouting that "the sky is blue!...
by BriarThrone
Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab's Builds! (Shadow Knight! Disney Builds! Snow White! The Evil Queen!)
Replies: 12776
Views: 641640

Re: Jab's Builds! (Montenegro! Doombringer! Steel Serpent! Orson Randall!)

And this kids is why all good Chi-based martial artists need to learn at least one technique with "Affects Insubstantial" tacked onto it. Because your GM will hit you with something that you can't hit back against. And this is why the universal first clue that someone's Powergaming M&M is two ranks...
by BriarThrone
Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Qualitative vs Quantitative measurements
Replies: 5
Views: 240

Re: Qualitative vs Quantitative measurements

I watched a video series by a YouTuber who I respect very much, where she tried to educate her audience on how qualitative evidence could be valid and useful. At every step, I stopped and thought "Could bias or willful ignorance influence this particular step meaningfully? ...yeah, it really could."...
by BriarThrone
Fri Jul 27, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab's Builds! (Shadow Knight! Disney Builds! Snow White! The Evil Queen!)
Replies: 12776
Views: 641640

Re: Jab's Builds! (Montenegro! Doombringer! Steel Serpent! Orson Randall!)

Spam wrote:
Fri Jul 27, 2018 4:56 am
At least it's nice to see an Asian guy using swords that aren't katanas.
Freaking truth.

Just wish there was something to the character's status as one of the Immortal Weapons. He seems like a mid-level D&D Ranger.
by BriarThrone
Fri Jul 27, 2018 5:14 am
Forum: Books, Comics and Web-Comics
Topic: What's new with the big two: Marvel and DC Comics discussion thread.
Replies: 429
Views: 12822

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

Northern Ireland in the 1970s is a far cry from Hoboken, New Jersey in 2018... But there's actually a fair few Northern Irish films -- as in they are about Northern Ireland, were made in Northern Ireland, star mostly Northern Irish talent, and mostly have Northen Irish behind the camera crews -- th...
by BriarThrone
Fri Jul 27, 2018 4:12 am
Forum: Books, Comics and Web-Comics
Topic: What's new with the big two: Marvel and DC Comics discussion thread.
Replies: 429
Views: 12822

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

The creative team behind Ms. Marvel is open and explicit about it being propaganda. Of course, the word they use is more commonly "educate," but that's what you do when it's your own propaganda. You, on the other hand, are either being dishonest, or are oddly ignorant on the subject. If someone was ...
by BriarThrone
Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Books, Comics and Web-Comics
Topic: What's new with the big two: Marvel and DC Comics discussion thread.
Replies: 429
Views: 12822

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

This I will most certainly agree with as a general trend, I'm just not seeing it with the Ms. Marvel comic itself. And from an "author is dead" perspective, those paintings of happy Soviet farmers with bountiful harvests were just telling a fanciful story, not trying to convince people that life un...
by BriarThrone
Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Books, Comics and Web-Comics
Topic: What's new with the big two: Marvel and DC Comics discussion thread.
Replies: 429
Views: 12822

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

It's an interesting idea, except that it's not the PR department exclusively doing this. The book's creative team is, I assume, being honest when they explicitly tell us about their goals to "represent" a certain type of demographic, and "teach" the rest of us that said demographic isn't so differen...