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by BriarThrone
Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: Film, Television and Music
Topic: Captain Marvel Worries
Replies: 61
Views: 452

Re: Captain Marvel Worries

The thing is, the circuitry in their homes analyses their surroundings, calculates a 12 dimensional data map of everything within a thousand mile radius and determines what outer shell would blend in best with the environment. All their chameleon circuits are set to "native African hut". ... I hate...
by BriarThrone
Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: Film, Television and Music
Topic: Captain Marvel Worries
Replies: 61
Views: 452

Re: Captain Marvel Worries

Also, a really bad case of inequality, with the aristocracy living in a futuristic tech paradise, and the peasantry being strongly implied to live as primitive herders. The Border Tribe only pretends to be primitive herders; they've got kente cloth capes that generate force fields, spears that shoo...
by BriarThrone
Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: Film, Television and Music
Topic: Captain Marvel Worries
Replies: 61
Views: 452

Re: Captain Marvel Worries

Also, a really bad case of inequality, with the aristocracy living in a futuristic tech paradise, and the peasantry being strongly implied to live as primitive herders.
by BriarThrone
Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Books, Comics and Web-Comics
Topic: What's new with the big two: Marvel and DC Comics discussion thread.
Replies: 275
Views: 7905

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

I just read that and it wasn't remotely preachy. You seem to be projecting a bit there So did I. I disagree. The dialogue is pretty explicit, talking about hatred for our world, because in our world, "the good guys" were the ones that dropped not one, but TWO atomic bombs. And the slavery thing was...
by BriarThrone
Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Film, Television and Music
Topic: Captain Marvel Worries
Replies: 61
Views: 452

Re: Captain Marvel Worries

What these people don't seem to understand is, if you make an excellent entertainment product that doesn't focus on celebrating race, sex, sexuality, etc, but on telling a fun, exciting, perhaps even compelling story, then the audience will be with you. Most members of the audience are not bigots, a...
by BriarThrone
Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Warhammer 40,000 (Leman Russ! Baneblade!)
Replies: 151
Views: 2455

Re: Warhammer 40,000 (Chimera, Hellhound)

As someone who used to play Epic a lot, the concept of “Baby Knights” is amusing to me. Imperial Knights were already “Baby Titans” to begin with. Since they’re about half the size of a Warhound Titan and only require one crewman. Oh, Warhammer. Where a walking-tank the size of Shōwa Godzilla (with...
by BriarThrone
Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:42 am
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Warhammer 40,000 (Leman Russ! Baneblade!)
Replies: 151
Views: 2455

Re: Warhammer 40,000 (Chimera, Hellhound)

The Knight Valiant and Knight Castellan are just insane. They very well might have enuff dakka. My favorite is the Castellan. They have a Plasma Decimator, a Volcano Lance, sponson-mounted auto-cannons, krak missiles (which can be used to character-snipe)... The Armigers - Warglaive and Helveren, I ...
by BriarThrone
Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:14 am
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Warhammer 40,000 (Leman Russ! Baneblade!)
Replies: 151
Views: 2455

Re: Warhammer 40,000 (Chimera, Hellhound)

Well, two flame-throwers or one flame-thrower and a disintegrating chemical spewer. It’s only got two hard points for weapons. We haven’t even begun to approach “overkill” yet, we’re still dealing with the Imperial Guard’s light vehicles. The subject of Knights or Titans hasn't even been addressed,...
by BriarThrone
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:29 am
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Warhammer 40,000 (Leman Russ! Baneblade!)
Replies: 151
Views: 2455

Re: Warhammer 40,000 (Imperial Guard)

Yeah, I didn't even realize there WAS an army of full-dress-uniform Imperials- all I've ever seen are the Rambo-Lite guys and the "Generic Army Dude" guys. I never understood the purpose of the army, given how outlandish everything else looked, until I saw your stuff here, and realized it's suppose...
by BriarThrone
Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Film, Television and Music
Topic: Solo: A Star Wars movie
Replies: 92
Views: 1187

Re: Solo: A Star Wars movie

Worth noting that novelizations are derived from the screenplay, but not limited to them, and in the hands of a good writer, a bad screenplay can be turned into a good story. At that point, is the distinction you're making really even a thing? Unfortunately, I found Terry Brooks' work on The Phantom...
by BriarThrone
Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Books, Comics and Web-Comics
Topic: What's new with the big two: Marvel and DC Comics discussion thread.
Replies: 275
Views: 7905

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

Zoë Quinn has a bibliography consisting of exactly one title: Crash Override: How Gamergate (Nearly) Destroyed My Life, and How We Can Win the Fight Against Online Hate (2017). Now, I have not read it, so I cannot judge the book fairly. But, regardless of its merits, how does authorship of one nonf...
by BriarThrone
Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: Books, Comics and Web-Comics
Topic: What's new with the big two: Marvel and DC Comics discussion thread.
Replies: 275
Views: 7905

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

YouTube comic book and card-game news channel / ranting loony TheQuartering is spinning the interesting (and very plausible) theory that Zoe Quinn's being used as a smokescreen to divert attention from the reports of Diane Nelson's getting the boot . I started watching Jeremy a couple days ago. See...
by BriarThrone
Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Books, Comics and Web-Comics
Topic: What's new with the big two: Marvel and DC Comics discussion thread.
Replies: 275
Views: 7905

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

The second known sex worker in comics... and one that wants to run for office.
by BriarThrone
Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: Film, Television and Music
Topic: Solo: A Star Wars movie
Replies: 92
Views: 1187

Re: Solo: A Star Wars movie

I reserve the right to change my mind after any later films. But, for now, I feel like it ruined the whole. I’d been watching a solid sci-fi heist flick and then pow the denouement is set screaming off the rails by the sudden reappearance of a space-wizard-ninja. I can’t be the only one who had a “...
by BriarThrone
Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Castellia- A Fantasy Setting (Fairies! Kender! Skum! Slaad- Red & Blue!)
Replies: 833
Views: 29903

Re: Castellia- A Fantasy Setting (Sphinxes! Fairies! Nixies! KENDER!!!)

Okay. I'm going to vouch the "unpoular opinion" here, but I don't have a problem with Kenders per se. I have massive issues with Knder players. It's an unfortunately well known fact that we, as players, often then to portray all characters but humans in a rather standardized way. All dwarves are gr...