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  1. 11 points
    wcw43921

    Black Widow

    A couple of scenes I would like to see in the Black Widow movie-- We begin with an ending--specifically the ending of The Avengers at the shawarma scene-- An adorable little red-haired girl comes up to Natasha-- "You're one of the heroes, aren't you?" Natasha smiles wearily. "I don't know as I'd say I was a hero--" "Can I have your autograph?" Natasha sighs. "Honey, I really don't think that's a--" Then she trails off when she catches sight of Tony Stark across the table nodding his head and mouthing the words "Yes! Sign It! Come On!" She looks back at the little girl and sees the beginnings of disappointment in her eyes. "Okay, sure," says Natasha, and takes the piece of paper the girl offers her. "What's your name?" "Tasha." Natasha looks at her incredulously for a moment, then thinks for a moment and writes on the paper. She hands it back to Tasha, and she reads what's written out loud. "To Tasha--Keep Fighting The Good Fight--Best Always--The BLACK WIDOW!" Tasha's eyes light up like Times Square. "That is so cool! I'm gonna tell all my friends I got an autograph from the Black Widow!" She launches herself at Natasha and gives her a big hug. "Thank You, Black Widow!" As she runs off, Natasha looks after her until Stark speaks again. "You see? It feels good to get recognized for a good job." "Especially when you've earned it," says Steve Rogers, who offers Tony his hand. "I owe you an apology. I was wrong about you." "You don't owe me anything," replies Tony. "But you could pick up the tab." "Sorry," smiles Steve, "I left my wallet in my other suit." "You have another suit?" jokes Tony, and they laugh at each other while Natasha looks off thoughtfully, trying to deal with what just happened. Scant hours before she was Natasha Romanoff, agent of SHIELD and spy without a country. Now--she's the Black Widow, defender of New York and one of Earth's Mightiest Heroes. I'd also like a scene with Melinda May. Something in a dive bar, I think-- "If it isn't the Black Widow." "If it isn't the Cavalry." "You know I don't like that name." "Don't know why. As far as code names go, it's pretty solid. Besides--isn't Chun Li taken?" "Oh, you're funny." "Thanks. I'm thinking of a career in stand-up comedy." The bartender--who bears a remarkable resemblance to Stan Lee--steps up. "Ladies--whattya drinkin'?" "Whiskey," they say in unison. "Straight up." "What, no vodka?" says May. "What am I, a cliche? (Switches to Russian accent) You vant I should be chasing after Moose and Squirrel, dahlink?" May laughs. "Now that's funny." "I got a million of 'em." Or something like that.
  2. 9 points
    Starlord

    Wonder Woman

    It wasn't just the helmets, this woman (shown below) kept appearing and ruined the historical authenticity of this WW1 documentary for me. Its like they were showing a completely alternate universe or something!
  3. 9 points
    Hermit

    Who wins Squirrel Girl vs Batman

    Here's how it goes down , roughly, in my headcanon (Boom) Batman knocks Tippy Joe from a tree in his pursuit of justice! The squirrel gives a yip of pain from the fall, and Squirel Girl comes to see what happened! She learns of the Dark Knight's reckless lack of empathy for rodents everywhere [Treebeard Voice]"A bat should know better[/Treebeard voice] Batman defeats his foe, only to get attacked by Squirel Girl! His years of training, gadgets, and strategems should mean he would win, but it seems every move he tries is countered or thwarted. Sometimes by squirrels at the most inconvenient places, other times just bad luck. Batman is losing, and indeed, must cede the victory by fleeing from Squirrel girl. But, he is the king of prep and training. In the batcave he learns more of this Squirel Girl, her record, her history. And comes to the conclusion her true power is winning against insane odds. Somehow, she affects things beyond probabllty to make it happen. Her powers affect the situation on a quantum level. There is only one way to defeat her. Leaving Gotham in Nightwing's hands, he trains for months ! he learns the ways of the brutal Gray Squirrels of the Pine Barrens, and studies the cultural wisdom of the red squirrels of Scotland. It is among the teachers of the flying squirrels where he truly flourishes! After the season of learning is done, he patrols ready for the rematch. Dressed as a giant squirrel. He encounters Squirrel Girl who is ready to finish that fight for the wrong he done to Tippy Joe! Batman pulls out the move so sneaky, so unbatman, that no one expects it from him! He apologizes, not just to Squirrel Girl, but Tippy Joe, and explains how he was sorry, at the time of the incident thousands of humans AND Squirrels were in danger from the Joker's latest plan to release a toxic gas in the park. That, he says is why he was so focused on getting the bad guy, but if he had only apologized after none of this need have happened. Squirrel Girl? She begins to cry, and say no, no, SHE was the one who was wrong. "I was so angry at you, so set on Revenge that I let it drive me towards obsession, and gloomy brooding! What sort of superhero forgets to ENJOY the world and celebrate what they're protecting in order to instead wallow in angsty misery?" Bruce says "um well, maybe they lost someone and ah…" She waves him off "No need to make excuses for me. I became bitter and unfun, sourhearted and jaded!! Oh it was terrible! I was terrible. I'm sorry, Batman in a Squrrel Suit! I way over reacted, but I want to thank you, thank you for reminding me what being a hero should be! Warm, friendly, and ready to kick evil's butt not because of rage and trauma, but because golly, we've got to keep this wonderful world wonderful. " And she hugs him, her tail causing him to sneeze as it slaps his face. Batman had figured out the way to beat Squirrel Girl was to have her not want to win! So victory once more…kind of, grumble… maybe. HE's gonna go home and have a lobster , he's earned this. Lobster and a batsulk over his 'victory'
  4. 8 points
    Ayup. I mean, we're an amazing nation, but let's not pretend Norwegians are looking at our news and going "Yeah, that's exactly where I want to go" Norway is doing great. Barring a possible attack from Putin's Russia or something, it needs the US about as much a yeti needs an Air conditioner. Of course the countries that have problems are where folks are coming from. That doesn't make them ****hole nations, it makes them poor nations with problems. Haiti isn't anymore a ****hole nation for having earthquakes and poverty than parts of California are ****hole for having Wildfires and PETA or Texas is for having Floods earlier and Dallas Traffic. I'm against illegal immigration but sympathetic to those who try it. I am FOR Legal Immigration, particularly as part of helping those downtrodden who need help and a chance. Could we get maybe a billion bucks thrown into our processing system that helps applicants become American citizens faster? How about that, law AND the Dream. But no, Trump clearly has his idea of what's acceptable, and it looks racist, and just as bad, like if you don't come in wearing a nice suit he'd just as soon you never get into the club. Trump's a racist, if that was the limit of his disdain for his fellow humans, I'd be disgusted and worried that we had a president who fit that in the 21st Century. Say what you want about Bush Jr, but the efforts he made to help African nations speak well of him. But Trump's not JUST a racist. He's sexist. He's a classist. He's an elitist in every way, and yet has none of the right to be smug about it. He's an uncultured swine who had pearls cast before him when he was young and used that start to bully more treasures from others and claims he's self made. He values strength above all, and attacks anyone who shows him as weak in any area. He throws folks in pits in order to stand taller, and he shows no loyalty to any unless they do something for him, while whining like a schoolboy when folks refuse to kowtow. Dear Norwegians, please do yourselves a favor and don't come here for another 3 to 7 years.. We'd love to have you, but the truth is? We're not dressed in our best. And to those countries that fall under the category of ****hole by Trump's standards? If you've seen his standards, on ethics, on honor, on decency, you'll realize you don't really WANT his approval.
  5. 8 points
    If we elect produce, we can make America grape again!
  6. 7 points
    Old Man

    In other news...

    To be honest, around here the person getting the blame is the guy who fumbled foreign policy so badly that we have to have missile alerts in the first place. I usually dismiss conservative publications like the National Review out of hand, but this particular article is especially laughable. It starts with the bald faced lie that military officers are always held accountable for failures on this scale, and then goes into an irrelevant tangent about Japanese business culture. (One wonders if that tangent would have been included if the director's last name was Smith.) It complains about a supposed lack of accountability in public service but conveniently forgets that corporations are even less accountable. Accountability for this particular fiasco will in fact occur this fall, on Election Day. Meanwhile, what actually happened was that in less than 12 hours, the public officials in charge figured out what happened, took immediate steps to prevent it from happening again, disciplined the poor bastard who chose the wrong option on the pulldown menu, and went on camera to take personal responsibility. There was exactly zero finger pointing. That's pretty damn refreshing when the rest of my news feed is full of politicians banding together to elect child rapists while shouting "no collusion!" loudly and often, hoping to convince themselves it's true. But by all means, take the opportunity to smear public unions! Even the article didn't go that far.
  7. 7 points
    LoneWolf

    Traveller, anyone?

    In the beginning of the computer industry the computer was a big massive computer. If you needed to do something on it you would often use a terminal and do what you needed. The terminals had almost no power themselves and all they did was allow access to the mainframe. When the PC came around all that changed. Now you had a computer on your desk and it was able to do everything that the mainframe did. This led to the mainframe computer being less important. Sure it was still used for things that were too complex for the PC, but most of the work was done on the PC. The only problem was that you could not share your data with other users. The solution to this was to develop networks. Now you could share your data with other users. The first networks where peer to peer without any real control over the data. This led to the idea of the server that controls the network and handles the data sharing and security for the network. As the servers grew more powerful they started taking back some of the function from the PC. Now more of the programs where running on the server instead of the PC. Client servers program became the norm for most business. Even today the computer systems that run things still take up rooms. The only difference is that instead of a single computer they now use multiple servers. Even a small technology company of say a hundred employees will probably have a server room. Now when an employee needs to access the data it is all on the network. If they are remoting in they use a VPN or virtualization. Virtualization has now become the dominant networking strategy. Now you can setup a virtual machine for a user and load it with all the programs he needs and he can simply remote into the server and log into the virtual machine. So when an engineer needs a new system all the IT department has to do is to create a virtual machine for him and assign him however much resources he needs. The point is that in the computer industry we started with a centrally controlled system handling everything. From there we developed individual machines that made the central system obsolete. Now we are pretty much back where we originally started. Sure we have more sophisticated ways to do things, but we are essentially doing the same things we did years ago. Anyone who thinks that technology never goes back to the old ways really does not understand technology.
  8. 7 points
    Merry Christmas Happy Hanukkah Happy Holidays Seasons's Greetings
  9. 7 points
    wcw43921

    Funny pics

  10. 6 points
  11. 6 points
    "Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries sheWith silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,I lift my lamp beside the golden door!" --Emma Lazarus, "The New Colossus" "I've spoken of the Shining City all my political life. …In my mind it was a tall, proud city built on rocks stronger than oceans, windswept, God-blessed, and teeming with people of all kinds living in harmony and peace; a city with free ports that hummed with commerce and creativity. And if there had to be city walls, the walls had doors and the doors were open to anyone with the will and the heart to get here." --the 40th president of the United States "Why are we accepting all these people from shithole countries?" --the 45th president of the United States "Jesus wept" -John 11:35
  12. 6 points
    Logan.1179

    Funny pics

  13. 6 points
    Old Man

    Funny pics

  14. 6 points
    Old Man

    Funny pics

  15. 6 points
    Ragitsu

    Funny pics

    There are days when you keep rolling those Critical Hits non-stop. Then again...there are days when you botch that one Perception roll hard. --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
  16. 6 points
    Old Man

    Funny pics

  17. 6 points
    LoneWolf

    Weapon Speed

    When it comes to recovery time many two handed weapons actually have faster recovery time than a one handed weapon. When I block with a two handed weapon I will block so that your weapon goes away from your body, and my weapon is between your weapon and your body. This allows me to reverse my swing and attack you while you are exposed. My heavier weapon and greater leverage from using it two handed allows me to move your one handed weapon so that you have to move your whole arm to recover. I on the other hand simply have to reverse my pivot. Another technique to use is when you see your opponent is about to block you, you do not resist. Instead of trying to stop his blow you let his sword push yours back, while you step back to avoid the blow. You then use his own momentum again him. This is particularly effective because often the other person overextends and is not able to defend himself. The other thing to consider is how easy it is to defend yourself with a two handed weapon. I can simply hold the weapon in a normal stance and keep the person with the dagger at bay. If they come in to attack me they expose themselves to my attack. Often they have to move around me to be able to get in a shot. Since I only need to shift my position slightly this means they are moving significantly farther than I am. Obviously the time they are spending in maneuvering around me limits the number of attacks they can get. Even in the hero system there is a lot of abstraction to combat. While it is not as pronounced as say Pathfinder there is still some abstraction. Much of what is being discussed here is beyond the scope game mechanics.
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  20. 5 points
    SatinKitty's Back in Town ! Where in the World is Zornwil ? Seriously, if You know, please tell Me how he is doing, also his Wife, Job and Everything.
  21. 5 points
    Starlord

    Star Wars 8 complaint box

  22. 5 points
    bigdamnhero

    Bright

    Yeah, the ham-fisted racial allegory was as ham-fisted as most Hollywood attempts at racial allegory, but no worse than most. It seems like most of the people I know who hated it did so because they tried to take the racial allegory more seriously than the writers ever intended. Like that would be a bad thing? But honestly the only thing it had in common with Shadowrun was "fantasy creatures in the real world." Actually I liked that Smith wasn't playing his usual quip-driven persona. Granted, it wasn't exactly a huge departure... Yeah, it wasn't entirely clear to me if the elves (or some elves) have any magic of their own apart from the wands? It it something that's being actively suppressed by the government/elves/corps/whoever? Or just something that's largely been lost? But I'm okay with them leaving that vague, rather than trying to cram in more exposition. You're not wrong, but it's a testament to Netflix's success that their films are no longer graded on the Made For TV scale. My $0.02: It was entertaining. Not great art, but an entertaining way to spend an hour or two. "District 9" meets "Training Day," which isn't a bad concept, as such things go. Yeah, the plot was a tad simplistic. But I actually liked that they didn't have an 11th hour plot twist that Changed Everything You Thought You Knew! That trope has been overused to the point where it's become a parody of itself. And you know what I absolutely loved? That it didn't feel the need to open with a 5 minute voice-over monologue explaining the history of this world and why there are orcs and the Dark Lord's backstory and blah blah blah. Instead the opening credits sequence takes us on a tour of LA where we *see* how this world is different, mostly through really clever use of graffiti, and assumed we were smart enough to fill in the blanks. Goddamn brilliant, that was. I hope the rest of Hollywood was paying attention.
  23. 5 points
    BoloOfEarth

    Traveller, anyone?

    Personally, I don't expect someone to be equal parts game designer, writer, sci-fi visionary, rocket scientist, computer guru, military expert, socio-political theorist, ... I'm sure people can supply other possible failings. Any game is going to have strong points, and weak points. It's all for entertainment after all, and as such I expect to find myself exercising a certain amount of suspension of disbelief to enjoy it. If some people can't suspend their disbelief because they're bothered too much by the speed of communication, or the travel time, or whatever else strikes their lack of fancy, well, different strokes and all that. I try to step back and look at things like that in a meta-game perspective -- they're elements that help provide in-game tension and potential conflict. You're being attacked by pirates and can't just call instantly for help from another star system, nor expect help to arrive within minutes? Well, guess you gotta get your own hash out of the pan before it gets cooked. The lack of instantaneous communication also provides a reasonable explanation for corrupt frontier governments, inconsistent law enforcement, etc. As TPS said, it allows for worlds that are very different. All great game elements.
  24. 5 points
    Logan.1179

    Jokes

  25. 5 points
    assault

    Nighthawk for 6th edition?

    My take: Nighthawk retired after getting his butt kicked by Seeker.
  26. 5 points
    mrinku

    Traveller, anyone?

    Dare I say that it's just as anachronistic to assume that modern planetary travel and communications is a good model for interstellar travel and communications? Science Fiction (especially adventure Science Fiction) is notoriously bad at prediction, which is not its function anyway. It's there to entertain, but should be true to its assumptions and fictions.
  27. 5 points
    I used to tell people who asked what I want for Christmas that I don't need anything, just get me a pizza. Now we make one from scratch every year because my wife understands me. Merry Christmas!
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  30. 5 points
    Old Man

    Star Wars 8 complaint box

    I feel as though all the complaints in this thread miss the entire point of the film. At any rate, it was far less sloppy than TFA.
  31. 5 points
    (shrug) As always, you're welcome to do whatever you like in your own game. However, I was pointing out that the RAW quite explicitly disallows using Teleport UAA for exactly the purpose stated in the OP: teleporting a person out of his armor. As to the argument about teleporting away just the armor rather than just the person inside, again I know you'll interpret things however you wish. However, I'm comfortable in considering whether a focus is Accessible or Inaccessible to determine whether or not it can be teleported away from the person holding/wearing it. In my own viewpoint, that interpretation follows the intent of the RAW as presented.** And I'll note that my opinion is no more or less valid than your opinion. IOW, I think we'll need to agree to disagree on that point. **I wanted to add: Sure, Steve Long could have spelled out every niggling detail in excruciatingly explicit detail. But honestly, weren't the 6E rules long enough as-is?
  32. 4 points
    DasBroot

    In other news...

    Doctors have a medical term for people who rely on the natural cycles method: Parents.
  33. 4 points
    Badger

    Star Wars 8 complaint box

    With the Force ghost pile-up, we'll need Ep IX to include a cameo from Bill Murray
  34. 4 points
  35. 4 points
    I strongly dislike the idea of making non-politician presidents a regular thing. Why not hire Scott Baio to run your company's IT infrastructure? Hey, he knows nothing about the job, but he's likeable and entertaining.
  36. 4 points
    Trump never gets tired of reminding us all how superior he is. Mainly because he isn't.
  37. 4 points
    Logan.1179

    Funny pics

  38. 4 points
    Christopher

    Star Wars 8 complaint box

    Maybe this comic can sum up the discussion about Star Wars 8 best: http://leasticoulddo.com/comic/20180102
  39. 4 points
    Super Squirrel

    Happy New Year 2018

    Happy New Year! *whistles innocently*
  40. 4 points
    Starlord

    Star Wars 8 complaint box

    True story. My oldest came home one day from high school about 13 years ago and he was visibly upset. I pestered him until he finally revealed the problem, he said "A bunch of the guys think I'm weird." (That revelation was also accompanied by some nasty names). I replied with some advice about not letting others bother you and do your own thing and I finished up with this - Jon, EVERYONE is weird. There is no normal. Weird IS normal. Trust me, EVERYONE, even the most normal acting person there is, probably has a couple Jerry Springer episodes going on in their life at certain times. Feel free to be weird.
  41. 4 points
    mattingly

    Funny pics

  42. 4 points
    Cygnia

    Order of the Stick

    New one up before 2018! http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots1108.html
  43. 4 points
    KA.

    Merry Christmas, Season's Greetings 2017

    Merry Christmas everyone! Well, everyone who celebrates Christmas. Of course, even if you don't celebrate Christmas, you can still be Merry. But you don't have to. No one is forcing you or anything, and we will not judge you if you aren't Merry. Actually it is totally up to you if you are Merry or not, on Christmas or any other day. So, I guess . . . As you were. (Political Correctness makes these things really complicated.) KA.
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    tkdguy

    Funny pics

    https://imgur.com/gallery/KT2aF
  46. 4 points
    Cygnia

    Funny pics

  47. 4 points
    Logan.1179

    Funny pics

  48. 4 points
    Old Man

    Funny pics

  49. 4 points
    Old Man

    Funny pics

  50. 4 points
    Lucius

    Weapon Speed

    As I've already pointed out, no, you can't. What you CAN possibly do is get in five stabs before the warrior with the zweihander gets in a second blow. What people seem to find hard to understand is that the weapon that allows you to attack MORE OFTEN is not necessarily the same as the weapon that allows you to attack FIRST. Lucius Alexander The palindromedary says something about rabbit holes
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