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    Pariah

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    Pariah

    Funny pics

    I think Lady P is in charge of the cranberries this year....
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    (More about Eel's relationship, he gets advice, I'm not sure its good advice, but it's what came out at the time) The meeting broke up. Lady Obsidian had to hit the lab and continue her work. Pinprick, having shrunk Megahicken and then tussled with Dark Lord Charming was going to call his son and keep touch. I wasn't sure what Tornado and Valorosa were up to, but I was seriously considering asking the latter out for dinner. I was starving. I hadn't realized how long it had been since I ate something. I seriously considered having the chicken. Revenge would be had Extra Crispy this evening. Maybe Ariana and I needed to talk, maybe I needed to let her talk, and listen for a bit. If Fox was right, I had been missing a lot, and she had a lot on her shoulders. I had thought I was the one thinking where this relationship would go. Turns out, Ariana was three steps ahead of me after all. A part of me felt irritated that she hadn't talked to me about this. Telepathy is not one of my powers, and how I'm supposed to know without knowing, barring clairvoyance, was beyond me. On the flipside, mostly I felt- bad. There had been clues, and I had missed them. Fox had to point them out to me. Now that she had, a few of them felt obvious. Maybe I really was a clueless dumbass? Yeah, I decided dinner and me using my mouth only for eating while Ariana talked might be best. I went looking for her before I decided on drumsticks or wings. Ah, who was I kidding? I always went drumsticks. I heard two voices, a rich confident masculine one, and the other, a delicate feminine voice I had grown to adore hearing in my ear in the morning, both with that touch of Mexican flavoring that made them almost musical, at least to these North Carolina ears. Fortunately for me, it was in English. "I just worry he's not going to change, never going to want more," Ariana said, "he doesn't seem to care for anything but-" words failed her. "Except for saving the lives of strangers, and stopping bad people from doing bad things," Valentino returned, "And he's got a thing for protecting post offices." "It's not fair putting it that way," She said in a tone of irritation that she was as annoyed with him having a point as she was with him taking up my side, "We already knew he was brave, selfless, and noble-" And good looking, I wanted to add as I found myself pressing against a wall to avoid being seen if they came this way. Was I eavesdropping? Yes, yes, I was. She continued, "-It's what drew me to him, it's why I feel the way I feel about him, but now? I want more, more for him than he himself does, and," her voice caught in a way that made my heart ache, "maybe more for us. That's only reasonable, isn't it?" "Let me understand this, he was everything you thought you wanted," Valentino said gently, "Now, you have decided that may not be enough. And somehow, he's not only supposed to realize this all on his own, he's supposed to change his priorities, his very life, like that? I'm not sure reasonable is the word I'd use. A man, even a good man, is a man, Ariana- not a set of clothing that can be touched or tailored. In your head, you know this. It's your heart that's confused. The only person who can change a person is that person. I'm sorry. Be honest with him, and hope, that's all you can do but don't get so excited about what might be you lose track of what good you've got." "Lose track of it, Tino? Don't you see, if I weren't so happy with what I had, it wouldn't hurt so much to think on how I may end up having to walk away from it, from him. I'm scared and-" And then, the voices stopped. I thought I heard a soft sob, and soft mutterings of reassurance. And, I found I didn't have the courage to see what exactly what was going in that hallway, even if I had a very good idea. I couldn't face that. I wouldn't know what to say, and if she spurned my attempt to make it right, my putting a hand on her shoulder; her pushing both away? I don't think I could have taken that. I never felt more like a wuss than I did that moment as I walked away to hunt down a meal that I realized would now be a lot less satisfying. For the first time in a long while, I felt a powerful need to take this damn mask off. Aaron opened the door to our apartment with a buxom black clad chick on his arm. The busty woman with him had short hair with a ripple of colors not to be found in nature. Not that Aaron Mitzhim is typical himself. A Punk Rocker looking for the chance to sell out, so he could support family, Aaron has the mohawk, nose ring, and vulgar t shirt. Yet, he never fails to visit his grandmother at least once a week and make sure she's okay. He seemed to thrive on riling even his own fans, but I'd gotten to know him, and as alien as he was to this Southern Boy, I'd come to realize one thing about him. Aaron Mitzhim is good people. He was also a surprised person as his eyes fell on me on the couch. I was a classy sight in my sweat pants, Panthers tee shirt, and bare feet with my mouth tearing into an extra-crispy drumstick. Con-Air was playing on the TV, and quite deliberately so, as I'd put it in the DVD player. I really did use the apartment for sleep chiefly. If you discounted slumber, I was here infrequently at best. "Oh, Sorry, Aaron, ma'am," I realized I sounded more country than usual. I guess my mind was so preoccupied that my accent was on maximum, "I can ah, go somewhere." "Uhm, hey," The woman said, giving me an uncertain look, then Aaron an eager one. Yeah, he was gonna score tonight. I started to rise, then Aaron surprised me. He turned to the girl and said, "Hey, ZJ, I'll catch you another night. We'll get it jumpin then." He said it with such confidence that I was a bit amazed. He really thought she'd just go along with that and score with her later at his convenience? "Cool," she shrugged, kissed him, and slipped out. My jaw nearly fell open at that, "How do musicians do it?" "With style, my talentless friend," He flumped next to me, rather rudely snatched a wing from my bucket, and then said, "Who died?" "You're lucky you didn't take a drumstick, buddy," I grumbled, then said, "How did you know I was down?" "Oh please, just because you're rarely here doesn't mean I'm blind, man. You told me you were a private kind of guy, and that if I asked you no questions you'd tell me no lies. Cool by me. But I do notice things, and you only put Con Air in the player when you're depressed or really feeling down," He said. "Hey, heroic southern boy undeservedly goes to jail, serves his time, saves the day, and gets a few good one liners out all so he can get back to family with honor. I'm telling you the film is an underappreciated masterpiece," I insisted, and perhaps not for the first time. "Uh huh," Aaron tore into the meat and looked at me, "Now, back to the core subject. Who the hell rained on your parade? Did your favorite football team lose again?" "Please, if you knew my father you'd know I've been used to cheering on bad teams and rolling with it," I grinned, but I could see he would keep pressing, "you know Ariana, right?" "Hot sexy short spicy?" He answered, "yeah, you two are serious. She dump you, man?" "No, but I'm worried she might," I confessed to him, "It, it's gotten more serious for her than I thought, and I feel the same way, but, I –" "Whoa, wait, you two feel the same way about your relationship? I mean, both of you are getting thoughtful about where this might go, so it's scary because it could be so good?" "Yeah," I said a bit annoyed he'd cut in. If he was going to have me confess he could at least let me explain, " I mean it could. It really could." "Congratulations man," He grinned. "Dude, I just told you she might dump me, because I'm not, well," How to explain this without talking about Eel? "I've got no direction, no ambition, nothing practical anyway, and she's worried if she lets it get any more serious she's going to watch me get hurt and get hurt herself. And hurting her is the last thing I want to do, but I- none of the regular stuff, the nine to five, the making big bucks, none of that appeals to me. I'm not called to that. I mean, I'm willing to do it, to make the rent-" "Good news for me," He munched. "-But," I continued confused at his chipper attitude, "They say you can only change because you want to change, because of what you want. You can't do it for other people." "True, too true," He threw the wing bone away and started to reach for another one, "You have to have your own reason to want to change. You've got to have something a bit selfish involved or it's just a sham unfair to others as well as yourself." Annoyed, I nevertheless tilted the bucket his way towards him, "So you see my problem, why are you looking so hunky dory about it?" "Hunky Dory? God, people still say that in this century?" He shook his head and I couldn't help but noticed this time he'd snagged a drumstick. Oh, he was pushing his luck and didn't even know it, "I'm happy for you, man, because most people don’t' that far. The fact you're afraid of losing what you got is proof that it's a blessing to have. And you even have something you want, just for yourself, selfish as get out." "What's that?" I was almost sure we were speaking different languages right now. "Ariana," He said, "You want Ariana. Not just to practice the infinite combination of the numbers six and nine in all their many sacred geometrical sets, but you want her maybe the big L-O-V-E. All this time, I pretty much guessed you were shacking up at her place instead of staying here. It's all in how you look at it. You can't change for her, but maybe for yourself to get her? That you might manage." "That almost makes sense," I confessed after a moment, "But how do I know it's for me too and not just for her?" "Don't tell her, try the change, and see how it goes. If it works for you, hey, you let her in on it, if not, then you learned something wasn't for you, that it didn't work for you, and no more chance of her leaving you than before," He bit down, "It's like the movie Grease. A lot of people whine about how Sandra Dee had to change herself to get Danny forget that Danny changed too. He went from Rebel to Jock. Now I'm sure a lot of folks will go "But ..she tramped it up", never mind that she was still, as far as we know, a one man woman. Hell, she made up her mind it was him. I know a lot of girls who dress more conservatively but act a lot more trampishly than that in real life. So why did she change? Just to get his attention? Or maybe she was tired of being scared of her own sexual power. Maybe she liked the look and didn't care if she got judged as a 'bad girl' anymore. I'm sure I'm reading some wrong things into it. But the way I see it? The two of them both seem a lot happier with the changes. Even on their own, Sandra would have had guys lining up and had good friends to pal around with. Danny bragged about lettering. Maybe they did it to win each other, or even a meeting in the middle, but they also learned more about themselves. What you have here is a chance for self-discovery of who you, Caleb Lambert are. Why automatically assume it's a loss that this chance has opened up?" The metaphorical dawning happened, and I admitted, "Aaron, you're a genius." "Nah, I'm a musician. I've got like the power of hundreds of love songs, and just as many 'finding myself musical moments' to draw on," He waved it off, "So what now?" "I am watching the rest of this movie," I told him, "Then, I have things to look into. A few of them actually for myself, and if I end up wowing my girl so much she squees, that's just gravy." "Fine, we'll watch the redneck hero save the day," He leaned back and enjoyed the food, "But whoever you change into?" "Yeah?" I looked at him curiously. "Make sure he pays his rent at least until I can find a new roomie?" Aaron asked. "Deal," I smiled "And, thanks." When the movie ended, with the folksy hero triumphant (as it always should be) I got up. There were things to look into. Maybe I was going to do somethings for the wrong reasons before this was said and done, maybe I'd do it for the right and get it right, but since when was I the sort to quit before I began?
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    (Continued, comments still welcome) The next day I woke up in the apartment, poured myself a nice bowl of Captain O cereal, and caught up on the news. I had a lot to do today, but I promised mother I would try to look after myself when I got into Costa Sagrado, and I'd need the energy. I had the horrible feeling I was going to be sewer diving later today, and the thought did not fill me with glee. I clicked on the TV since I was multitasking with my lap top between bites. Besides, Local news shaped opinions, God help us all, more than the internet did- at least, it shaped the opinions I'd have to deal with day to day. The world is connected, but I live where I live. "Some are even claiming the New Samaritans crafted this giant chicken incident in order to stay relevant and keep the city government from asking the question: In this day and age, should we really be relying on superheroes to fight our crime for us? What does it say about us as a community when police are under more scrutiny than ever, but superheroes can have the most outlandish incident, and everyone takes their word for it?" The TV morning host put in just the right mix of worry for the danger to the public, and the disdain for folks who fought crime in their long johns. I switched to another station; I should know better than to watch Channel 3 at anytime by myself. The gang at the base and I would mock the evening news reports, and deservedly so. News 3 was so biased against superhumans that if Jesus himself appeared wearing a cape, they would start collecting wood and nails all over again. I flipped it to News 6. News 6 was as dry as toast. It didn't break out the pitchforks like channel 3 did, nor did it have the frivolous 'which male superhero has the nicest ass?' call in contests of Channel 13. Frivolous. Ahem, yours truly is currently ahead of Tornado and Viewpoint by a narrow percentage. Swimming, it's great exercise for body form, that's all I'll say. Channel 6, however, or at least it's news, was always a straight shooter, neither gilding the lily nor tarring and feathering unless we really screwed up or wowed them. The guy on the evening news had my respect even if I wanted to nod off sometimes at his rather old school delivery. The morning show wasn't much more interesting, and tended towards lifestyle news and traffic reports. Though nobody can mess up traffic like superhumans. "While details on how the chicken was unnaturally enlarged are still just the subject of speculation, it is known that local hero Pinprick has shrunk it down to manageable levels. Animal rights activists are already rushing to rescue the chicken, calling it a pawn and a gentle giant. Despite the deaths that the chicken caused to its one-time handlers. The Superhero Eel managed to stop its rampage, but rumors are that a new superheroine in town aided him. Currently its just conjecture," A middle aged woman said professionally, but again her delivery wasn't exactly lively. Oh well, better dull facts than sensationalism, right? Looked like Valorosa would need to make her public debut to the media, name and all, soon. It's a dangerous thing to leave stuff up to the media. I still had some reporters that slipped and called me Fish Guy when reporting to this day. The anchor woman continued, "After shrinking the formerly gargantuan chicken, Pinprick had an encounter with a supervillain who goes by the name 'Dark Lord Charming', a suspected Psionic using a Fairytale prince motif, women of the city are warned that they seem particularly vulnerable to the influence of this villain still on the loose." Nothing new about the Fumians, or at least that could be connected to them? Yeah, I worried I'd be sucking sewer water for nothing. Okay, clean sewer water if Lady Obsidian's tests came back positive, but still frustrating to dwell on. I finished my cereal and put the bowl and spoon away, the milk went back the fridge and then behind me, the TV continued to chatter: "Incoming news, the Harold J. Powers Middle School is under attack by three individuals in powered armor. We switch now to Brianna Freemont our reporter on the scene." An attractive woman with a determined set to jaw, as if daring herself to show fear in front of the camera was speaking before the entrance of the school, the doors had been blown open by some kind of blast, maybe an explosive, "It's only been ten minutes since the text for help came through from one of the students. The camera was too blurry to make out the figures, but the description and audio is clear, three powered armored figures terrorizing the children in the school-" I was already running for the door, and hitting my communicator for the team, "Mabel, I just saw the news. I assume you're already ahead of me, so any details would be welcome. Am I right in that I live closest to Powers Middle School?" "Yes, and yes, you're only two and a half miles away, but you'll have to hoof it the whole trip," She chimed, "Others are on their way." "Young teenagers in danger? I be surprised if the whole team isn't in on this," Clothes gone on the roof in a bag I kept there for such an occasion, costume on and I was leaping off said roof and hitting the street running, "I'm so sorry about the hovercar." "No point in crying over spilled transport," She said, "Unfortunately, I've got no data on these three figures, even after trying to get a lock on the smart-phone footage, the images don't really fit any supervillains that are on file. They're a bit on the garish side." "I guess I'll see. Whose closest to back up? I would guess Tornado," I sure hoped it was Tornado. His speed would mean we could get more kids out fast as soon as something opened. While the fact I was the 'strong guy' of the team didn't automatically mean I was a klutz, I wouldn't be nearly as good at it as, well, almost anyone else on the team. They might not even see Pinprick. But I'd make do. Maybe I could delay the villains until the others got there. The scene had really picked up in the time it took me to run and bound there. Police had already pulled up and were circling the building. A chopper was overhead. The Reporter who was there first on site now had lots of competition, but she, her crew, and the other media types had been pulled further back with the other reporters and cameramen, and the police were not letting them that close to the door again. Fine by me, less babysitting. The only problem was- "It's one of the New Samaritans!" someone, I think a reporter from channel 13, yelled way too loudly for my tastes. There was no time. In this day an age if they were watching the news the villains would know right away a superhero was on the case. I took a deep breath and leaped through a window hoping I wasn't about to get one of the kids killed. The hallway I had entered was empty, and so I went into stealth mode again. Okay, it's not like I have a cloaking device, and a grown man in almost any costume is going to stand out in a hallway full of lockers. Still, I moved at a brisk pace and listened for sounds of voices, hoping at the same time I wasn't about to hear screams or shots. Thank goodness, it wasn't. Instead, I heard crying, sobbing, and other signs of fear. Not that's great, but it’s a hell of a lot better than screams of pain or blasting sounds. The voices became clearer, more distinct. "You didn't have to hurt her," One girl said simpering. "I tasered her ass, or the equivalent," a distorted static riddled voice came out, "And given how she's ruined lives, she deserves worse, " There was a beat, "She is okay, right?" Another voice, less static ridden but just as artificial, spoke up, "Slow it down, Laydee Lit, we're here to teach a lesson, that's right, we are serious AF about this. I could cut anyone of you. And you deserve it!" Someone in there broke into a sob, "My parents are rich, they're only making me go to this lameass school because they think it'll keep me from being a brat-" A third distorted voice spoke up, "Well, that didn't work. Sit down, Bethany. I swear to god I'd punch through your face but your rich parents would probably just buy you a newer prettier one, and you don't deserve it. None of you deserve it!" By this point, I had figured out a few things. One, Ladyee Lit or whatever she called herself, had doubts about what they were doing. All three of the powered armored people had chosen this school as their target for personal reasons. The one who said she could cut them sounded the most likely to go off. And the third one? Oh, lots of anger there too. The first one was the one I might be able to reason with. Despite having tasered someone. Just the choice to taser showed restraint in a weird way. I considered sliding in baseball style but startling these guys could be dangerous. I needed to get them away from the hostages. Then I realized I had a way to steal a peek. There was someone's glitzy notebook dropped in the hallway, almost mirror like, and that reflective surface might be useful. Waiting for the voices to rise again, I gave it a light shove with my foot and managed to pin it at a useful angle to get a rough look inside the room without showing my face. The middle figure had powered armor with claws, a whole cat motif, rather anime looking in my opinion, her eyes were huge. Somehow the pink touches to the armor did nothing to make those claws look any less dangerous. I didn't recognize the metal, but given the touches I'm not sure anyone short of a metallurgist could. Another figure the one who I suspect had snarled 'They all deserved it' was wearing something with Greek inspired motifs. It was set up to look like Athena, I'd visited the replica in Nashville's Parthenon, and this was similar, the suit even had the Aegis symbol on the chest plate. But it was the one with the static voiced one that really caught my attention. Laydee Lit's outfit was a dead ringer for Lady Obsidian's armor, but smaller, and with lightning designs over it. It was too different to be part of a frame up attempt. This was a homage. "My god," I said stepping out slow with my hands up, "she would weep to see this." I kept my eyes on Laydee Lit, "To see you, wearing that, scaring these people." Laydee Lit stepped back as if I had slapped her. No electric field, no battle prep. She might have been ready for someone to come to the rescue, but she wasn't ready for this approach. "It's the Fish Guy!" The woman in the cat armor blurted, her claws did extend, and she took on a hunched stance, ready to spring. I glanced at her feet spacing. They were too close together, western style. She might be a scrapper, but she wasn't a trained fighter. I was hardly a martial artist, but I could tell that much. The Athena look alike worried me. She had stepped not towards me, but closer to the crowd of kids. I countered by walking slow to join them. "I…" Laydee Lit said, "You don't know what they did, what they all did!" "No, I don't," I admitted, "But I know Lady Obsidian wouldn’t handle it this way. I work with her. I respect her a lot." "She captures villains and brings them to justice," Athena gave a distorted hiss closing on me, "We're teaching villains a lesson. It's the same." "She takes villains to a trial and jail, and," I said adding a glance to the large crowd, "she doesn't threaten many for the deeds of just a few." I sure hoped I was right about some of these captured kids not being involved, "Are you taking them to the police? To jail? Going to let due process run its course?" "Mabel," I hit the subharmonic in my com, "I need back up, and I need some data about incidents in the last year or so here at this high school. Sooner would be better than later. I hope you're hearing all this." "On the ball, Tiger, and you've got back up on its way. Heck, the whole squad though some are slowed down." Great, all I had to do was delay these girls, and I was sure it was girls in those sets of armor, from killing someone or hurting them so badly that they ruined a lot of lives, including their own. "The police won't do anything, not for a group of rich b**ches whose daddies pay lawyers to hide their involvement. They killed her, they might as well put a knife to her throat!" Athena snapped. "Her name was Florence," Laydee Lit said, "Florence Portly, and her life was hard enough with that last name and a weight condition! Then they started spreading other lies, making photo manipulation, and putting them up where others could see it. They said she had herpes, they said she was a freak! They left things in her locker, on her email, on her phone! We tried to tell her to shake it off, but she couldn't. And then, when she complained-" "But her grandfather's a judge," the Cat girl pointed a claw at one girl in the crowd, "And her dad is a cop, " She pointed at another "Everyone blew it off, said Flo was just 'troubled', sure, she was, and those three were the ones troubling her." "I count a lot more than three in this class room," I reminded, "This the new math I've heard tell about?" "They all stood by! They did nothing! They knew about it! And when we tried to warn them!" Athena slammed forward, and I blocked her looking her in the eyes, she stopped moving, but continued talking, "They did nothing. The cowards! They're guilty too!" "If we'd said anything they would have screwed us over too!" A boy in the pile finally let slip, "After they planted drugs on Jeremy? Are you crazy! We didn't know Flo was going to, none of us knew! And then she was dead, and what did it matter?" "You can't threaten people for being weak," I told the three armored girls, "That's not going to make any of them stronger, it's just going to make you their new bullies. Don't you think they've had enough of that? Do you really think that's going to teach them anything they didn't know about themselves? They're ashamed, they're scared, and they failed to do the right thing. That doesn't mean they deserve to go from bully to bully each bully thinking they've got the better-" Athena, who had been nearly nose to nose to me anyway, struck me hard, "Shut up!" I don't know how old the girl in the suit was, but the tech of that suit hit me forced me to stagger to the side, and I don't stagger easily. I felt that! "He's trying to trick us, he's trying to confuse us! And he's trying to spare Flow's murderers too! Admit it," She yelled at me in that distorted voice, "You're not going to let us take justice for Flo on the three who drove her to hang herself either, are you?" "I'm not going to let you kill them, whatever you call it," I said, "Or even hurt them. I wish I knew more about talking to talk you out of this, but I'm trying to understand. Now you understand me, I will not let you turn yourselves into killers to avenge someone who cannot possibly be any less dead just because you avenged her. You'll have to kill me first." "You can't stop us all, Queen Kat, kill Ashley! I'll handle fish guy!" And she charged me. Queen Kat said, "On it, Inner Goddess!" Drew her claws and turned on the unconscious tasered girl. Maybe that armor gave her strength and stamina comparable to mine, it sure felt like it, but I certainly had one edge. I knew how to fight. I grabbed Inner Goddess or whatever her name is by the arm and threw her at Queen Kat before anyone could get gutted. "Fine, if we both have to go through you," Inner Goddess (If that wasn't a sign all the good names are taken I don't know what is) declared, "We will! All together, we can take him." "We're fighting a superhero" Laydee Lit! protested "That's crazy. It's- we were just supposed to scare them, not kill them!" "In or out," Queen Kat told her as she slashed at me, "There's no middle ground anymore." Blood flowed from my side, and she came close to lancing a kidney. What was this metal made of? This didn't feel like the magic of the spear, it hurt, but I didn't feel that sense of violation I did from the spears empowered by the Eldest. "Your call, Lit," I said, sweeping the legs out from under Queen Kat. She tumbled, I heard some servos whirl and click, the suit was adjusting for its user's lack of expertise and balancing. Internal gyros? Nice, "I'm siding with Lady Obsidian." Inner Goddess hammered me down to one knee, I looked not at her but Laydee Lit, "Who are you siding with? Who do you feel is the hero now?" I wiped my lip. There was a stream of lightning and Queen Kat's armor was now dancing with sparks as she went down from the electrical onslaught. Inner Goddess' head whipped around, "Marcy? You back stabbing sell out" Before she could lunge, I put her in a full nelson. "She's not a sellout, she's being very, very brave, and she's keeping you from becoming a monster. Trust me, sometime in your life, you're going to realize what she's done for you." Inner Goddess shook back, and forth, she struggled, but she wasn't getting out of this. She didn't know how to apply the strength the suit gave her. "This fight," I said, finally pressing my fingers at the base of the helmet and applying force, until I severed the link between the controlling apparatus in the helmet and the rest of the suit "is over." Inner Goddess collapsed, the weight of her armor too much for her to lift. Laydee Lit just stood there, and for a moment, I thought she would change her mind and fire at me anyway, but no, she was just staring at Queen Kat, still dealing with the fact that she had struck a friend, and more importantly, that it had been the right thing to do. "We did everything wrong," She looked at her still flickering hands, "I did everything wrong. I'm sorry," She turned to face the students she had terrorized, the bad and weak alike. Only to find they were all gone. In their place was Lady Obsidian. "Fish Guy we weren't beating you, you, you distracted us so she could save them all," Lit said, "Like a hero should." "It's Eel, actually, but yes, and you? You did the hard thing, the right thing, and for just one moment, you were a hero too," I told her, "We bought Lady Obsidian time to get them all to safety." "It's Marcy, it's just-" the girl took off her helmet revealing an African American girl who looked thirteen, fourteen tops, "My name is Marcy and I didn't know they were going to kill I-" her eyes welled up with tears as she moved closer to Lady Obsidian who tilted her head. Then Marcy just sat down, she just sat right down there on the floor and began to cry. Lady Obsidian took her own helmet off, and sat down with the girl putting her arms about her. "Sshhh shhh, it's okay, Marcy. I'm going to talk to the authorities, I can't promise you justice, but I can promise you will not face injustice alone," Dr. Vivian Vernon, veteran of a decades of superhero battles, took the girl who had been a villain for I suspected less than a half a day, and let her cry herself out. "Mabel," I asked, "Please tell me you recorded all that? At least the audio I mean? And," I paused, "Did you scan the cellphones in the room?" "Yes, and some of it is very interesting, I think these three 'villains' may have been onto something , I'm also scanning the tech on the suits by using Lady Obsidian's armor and, wait, the scans just flexed. Are any of you playing with the wiring or –" Right before my eyes, the suits began to dissolve, going from solid, to metal that looked like mercury, and then straight to gas which smelled a bit like blood and ozone. I sure hoped none of this was toxic. "Mabel, looks like someone is protecting their patents," I glanced at Lady Obsidian for conformation. Dr. Vernon was still holding Marcy close. The girl's armor was gone, leaving only the blue jeans and "COEXIST" shirt she had worn before. My team leader answered with a nod and a soft, "Sure seems like Fumian work but let me focus on the more important thing here," And then went right back to whatever she saying to Marcy before I had interrupted. I overheard some of it. "Now the police will be coming here, we can't change that. Your family will be called, and you are going to have to answer a lot of questions and face some consequences for what your part in this. So, will your friends. Now, you are minors, so I'm thinking no names will be released officially, but it may get out unofficially. We'll do what we can to prevent that. I can also tell you that we will investigate what happened to Flo and try to get justice for her, real justice like it should have been the first time. I will get you a top notch defense attorney who is a friend of mine on your case. That won't mean you'll be off the hook but it does mean you'll have a better chance for leniency," Dr. Vernon's voice was soothing, calm, and had that element of dignity that I always wished I could master. Marcy nodded a lot, muttered something about her father, and dried her eyes. At this stage, I got the feeling that as a 'guy' I was about as useful as a third wheel on a motorcycle, "You got it from here, Lady Obsidian?" I asked. "Sure do, you go outside and join the others, Eel," my team leader nodded, "Good job." "Good job yourself," I said with a smile, "I barely saw you slipping the others out of here in force bubbles. Sound muffling ones at that." And I started to leave. "Wait," Marcy called out as I made my way towards the exit. "Yes, Marcy?" I stopped after giving Dr. Vernon a curious glance. She gave me a reassuring nod, so I went on, "What is it?" "I just wanted to say, 'Thank you' for stopping me from," A deep breath, "from becoming a murderer." "You stopped yourself," I said, "I just reminded you of who you are," A glance to my team leader and then back to the teenager, "and maybe who you wanted to be. But, you're welcome."
  6. 5 points
    Looking over the thread, images I posted years ago of Gordale Scar and Malham Cove in Yorkshire never showed up. Gordale Scar is reputedly Tolkien's inspiration for Rivendell. The two locations are within walking distance of each other. Gordale Scar Malham Cove To these I might add Troller's Gill, near Appletreewick in Yorkshire, home on local folklore to a Black Dog known as the Barghest (yes, that's the one that gives the name to the fantasy monster). Also near Appletreewick, The Strid is a narrow, low gorge where the River Wharfe narrows to a point where it's possible to jump across - but people have died trying. The river here is some 30 feet deep, undercuts the rocks, moves with the speed of an express train, and the rocks around are slippy. Fall and you die. Strid Woods are a site of special scientific interest - an untouched upland oak forest. Half an hour's walk downstream of The Strid are the ruins of Bolton Abbey. From the far side of the Wharfe to the abbey, a path leads up to the Valley of Desolation, which is actually quite lovely - it's retained the name since a sotrm a couple of hundred years ago blew the trees down. They grew back. The Strid Strid Woods - looking downstream from The Strid. Bolton Abbey. I've ancestors buried in that graveyard. Posforth Gill, Valley of Desolation Keep heading up the Valley of Desolation, and you'll climb Barden Fell to the natural viewpoint of Simon's Seat, with views over Upper Wharfedale.
  7. 5 points
    Hermit

    New Series--The Orville

    I can only a$$ume that that they feel there is $omething they may have overlooked in the$e and other intellectual propertie$. $omething they hope will $erve their creative mu$e$ perhap$? But really, whatever it i$ that drive$ corporate attempt$ at creativity I can only gue$$.
  8. 5 points
    Ok, time to whack off again....
  9. 4 points
    death tribble

    In other news...

    Remember Boaty McBoatface ? Well the British public has done it again. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-42026485
  10. 4 points
    Starlord

    Justice League Film

    After thinking about it for a day, my favorite moment is the
  11. 4 points
  12. 4 points
    I saw the movie last night and generally enjoyed it.Yes Wonder Woman was moping a bit, but she was also the fierce warrior princess at times too. I especially liked the new, kick ass Aquaman and the young naive Flash (although I agree he might not be to everyone's taste). After the very serious tone of "Batman vs Superman" it was good to see a bit of humour in a D C movie. I don't give a damn what "Rotten Tomatoes" or anyone else says, I enjoyed it and I am looking forward to the sequel that is hinted at in the post credit sequence. I hope it does well at the box office.
  13. 4 points
    Please delete the portion of your post referring to her having posed in skin-mags, unless you can give a very good explanation why women who do pursue that work need less respect or bodily autonomy than other people. Even if she were a full-fledged prostitute, posing with hands on breasts while she was asleep is wrong, and no less wrong than doing it to a nun. I also don't think the Trump support matters. I can accept contrary points of view, though, and respect someone who thinks the accusation was at least partially politically motivated. Still, I think clearly non-consensual grope-pose photos are egregious enough that no political motivation is necessary.
  14. 4 points
    This. I'm firmly and completely in support of the push against sexual harassment (which has become endemic in our society)...but it needs to be tempered with due process and reason if it's going to avoid becoming the witch hunt that opponents have decried. Intent of the individual needs to be part of the equation...and yes, that makes things very (VERY) tricky. We also need to stop looking to equate or distract. It doesn't matter what Franken did (or what happens as a result) when looking to Moore. Or vice versa. They're two different people and two different incidents/allegations. If I go out and attack someone on the street, I don't get to point to someone else and say "they did it, too" as some sort of defense for my actions. What I (personally) think should happen: Franken should go before the ethics committee (which he himself has recommended). They will determine the severity of his actions and appropriate measures to be taken in response. Unless something radical changes in the story, it is likely that he will have consequences (censure, removal from committees, etc.) and either resign of his own choosing or have major issues in the next election (resulting in much the same). This is the type of response that we expect and want to see -- our elected officials are being held to a high standard (or should be) and are accountable for their actions both during and before their terms of office. Moore needs to have the same thing occur...but he's currently in an election process. It would be best for his party (and Congress in general) for him to drop out. Pushing forward presents a decidedly negative appearance for the GOP in regards to their response to sexual harassment. Should he continue in the election, the GOP needs to take a very strong stand on the issue -- he's essentially forcing their hand. They've more or less done this within Congress (though nothing from Trump). Should he manage to win the election, then the ethics committee and Congress in general need to become involved, likely resulting in his ouster. Any other course of action for either individual gives credence to the "other side" when they try to distract/detract from a given situation by pointing fingers.
  15. 4 points
    Cassandra

    Hero System 5th Edition

    5th Edition has COM which is very important. How can we tell how attractive someone is without a number?
  16. 4 points
    Batagaika Crater deep in Siberia is a bizarre, awesome and somewhat frightening place. The crater is over 300 feet deep and half a mile long and grows 60 feet a year. What was it caused by? For a long time people didn't know, they suspected things like climate change, but the reality is that the Soviet government scoured the ground down to the permafrost and were digging up the dirt and rock for road material, and exposed to the sun the permafrost started to melt. For decades it did, melting and eroding deeper and now its enormous.
  17. 4 points
    megaplayboy

    Funny pics

  18. 4 points
    This is the post that got me my 1000th like! 5000 Post in Nine Years!
  19. 4 points
    Looking over the build, I was understating his power. I toned him back a little from his full display of abilities from the cartoon and he's still really, really powerful. Superman-level. He started as a "peacekeeper" a sort of space cop, ended up getting the bands from an alien, and got an "Inviso-Belt" from some secret police kind of guys. He was the best of the Peacekeepers, so he's got a lot of training and skill. The Attacks I mostly bundled into a single really expensive 12d6 blast with variable special effects and advantages to represent the ways he's used it in the past. His force field should probably be higher, but its pretty immense as is. He routinely flys around in base mode of 8 PD/ED force field that the Power Bands give constantly. Most of his attacks require him to push the 3 buttons on his wrist in various combinations, so they have gestures. Technically people could take his belt and power bands but I don't remember it ever happening so I gave them IIF for most of the powers; its not clear the bands give him x-ray vision or flight for example. SPACE GHOST Val Char Cost Roll Notes 40 STR 8 17- Lift 6400.0kg; 8d6 [4] 17 DEX 14 12- OCV: 5/DCV: 5 18 CON 8 13- 18 INT 8 13- PER Roll 13- 10 EGO 0 11- ECV: 3 - 3 20 PRE 10 13- PRE Attack: 4d6 5 OCV 10 5 DCV 10 3 OMCV 0 3 DMCV 0 4 SPD 20 Phases: 3, 6, 9, 12 6+30 PD 4 Total: 6/36 PD (0/30 rPD) 6+80 ED 4 Total: 6/86 ED (0/80 rED) 7 REC 3 35 END 3 10 BODY 0 30 STUN 5 Total Characteristic Cost: 107 Cost Powers END Invso-Belt 48 Inviso-Belt: Desolidification , Reduced Endurance (0 END; +½) (60 Active Points); IIF (-¼) 0 20 Inviso-Belt: Invisibility to Sight Group , Reduced Endurance (0 END; +½) (30 Active Points); IIF (-¼), Decreased effect against technological detection (-¼) 0 Power bands 19 Basic Defense Screen: Resistant Protection (8 PD/8 ED) (24 Active Points); IIF (-¼) 0 12 Viso Penetron Beam: Penetrative (blocked by lead) with Sight Group (15 Active Points); IIF (-¼) 0 51 Force Field: Resistant Protection (22 PD/22 ED) (Protect Carried Items) (76 Active Points); IIF (-¼), Gestures (-¼) 0 19 Heat Force Shield: Resistant Protection (25 ED) (39 Active Points); Cold Only (-½), IIF (-¼), Gestures (-¼) 0 19 Freeze Force Field: Resistant Protection (25 ED) (39 Active Points); Heat Only (-½), IIF (-¼), Gestures (-¼) 0 45 Flight: Flight 15m, Position Shift, x8 Noncombat, Reduced Endurance (0 END; +½) (45 Active Points) 0 35 Flight: Faster-Than-Light Travel (15 Light Years/hour) (44 Active Points); IIF (-¼) 0 15 Strength Augmentation: +22 STR, Custom Modifier (+0) (22 Active Points); IIF (-¼), Concentration (½ DCV; -¼) 2 8 Recharge: Aid Endurance 2d6, Delayed Return Rate (points return at the rate of 5 per Minute; +1) (24 Active Points); Only Restores To Starting Values (-½), Only for mechanical or technological devices (-½), Only to Aid Others (-½), IIF (-¼), Gestures (-¼) 2 13 Sensors: Detect Invisible objects A Class Of Things 9- (Unusual Group), Range, Targeting (20 Active Points); IIF (-¼), Gestures (-¼) 0 115 Power Bands: Multipower, 135-point reserve, all slots Reduced Endurance (0 END; +½) (202 Active Points); all slots OIF (-½), Gestures (-¼) 9f 1) Ray (varies): Blast 12d6, Variable Special Effects (Limited Group of SFX; +¼), Variable Advantage (+½ Advantages; +1) (135 Active Points); IIF (-¼), Gestures (-¼) 0 2f 2) Energy-Enhanced Strike: Hand-To-Hand Attack +7 ½d6 (38 Active Points); Hand-To-Hand Attack (-¼), IIF (-¼), Gestures (-¼) 0 4f 3) Magnetic Ray: Telekinesis (50 STR) (75 Active Points); Only vs metallic objects (-½), IIF (-¼), Gestures (-¼) 0 9f 4) Stun Beam: Drain STUN 6 ½d6, Delayed Return Rate (points return at the rate of 5 per Minute; +1) (130 Active Points); IIF (-¼), Gestures (-¼) 0 5f 5) Locking Ray: Entangle 6d6, 9 PD/9 ED (75 Active Points); IIF (-¼), Gestures (-¼) 0 5 Defensive Block +1 +3 Block, Abort 3 Legsweep +2 -1 9d6 Strike, Target Falls 4 Martial Dodge -- +5 Dodge, Affects All Attacks, Abort 4 Martial Strike +0 +2 10d6 Strike Perks 30 The Phantom Cruiser/Ghost Ship: Vehicle Talents 6 Combat Luck (3 PD/3 ED) Skills 3 Combat Piloting 12- 16 +2 with HTH Combat 5 Escape Artist: Custom Skill 12- 3 Paramedics 13- 2 Peacekeeper: PS 11- 3 Persuasion 13- 3 Security Systems 13- 6 WF: Common Melee Weapons, Common Missile Weapons, High Tech Firearms Total Powers & Skill Cost: 536 Total Cost: 643 643+ Matching Complications 25 Dependent NPC: Jan, Jace, and Blip the monkey Frequently (Normal; Group DNPC: x4 DNPCs) 5 Distinctive Features: Galactically famous superhero and law enforcer (Easily Concealed; Noticed and Recognizable; Detectable By Commonly-Used Senses) 10 Hunted: Zoltar Frequently (Less Pow; Harshly Punish) 10 Hunted: Zorak Frequently (Less Pow; Harshly Punish) 10 Hunted: Moltar Frequently (Less Pow; Harshly Punish) 15 Psychological Complication: Code of Behavior (Common; Strong) 10 Psychological Complication: Gullible and Trusting (Common; Moderate) Total Complications Points: 643 Space Ghost.hdc
  20. 4 points
    vhoffmann

    Stretching and Neck as Limb

    From the Advanced Player's Guide I, page 117.
  21. 4 points
    Logan.1179

    Funny pics

  22. 3 points
    BoloOfEarth

    VIPER plots

    Some suggestions for future scenarios (take or leave them as you wish): Kidnapping of a now-retired scientist who worked on the US Army's Man Amplification Project (powered armor) to get info on what worked and didn't work VIPER breaks into a research lab where Kelvarite is being studied Theft of some Cyberline drugs from PRIMUS (if they exist in your game world) Lure a hero into an ambush by a bunch of rookie VIPER agents, with lots of hidden sensory equipment around to detect how the hero's body reacts to the various attacks. My personal favorite plot arc: Have your heroes go up against very low-level successes of VIPER's Man-Mutation Project on a one-to-one basis, with the heroes most likely defeating them handily. Make each VIPER semi-powered goon distinctive in some way, whether in powers or personality, hopefully in some way that is counter to the specific hero involved. (Water powers vs. the fire-throwing hero, casual killer type vs. the healer hero, etc.) The VIPER subjects may be so low-powered that they don't even warrant being thrown into a super-prison, just locked up in a regular prison. And then later VIPER has a breakthrough on the MMP that allows them to vastly increase a subject's power levels to make them comparable to the heroes. So VIPER breaks those subjects out of prison and powers them up. Done right, this can set up a nice set of arch-nemeses for the heroes to cross swords with.
  23. 3 points
    Lord Liaden

    Wonder Woman

    The hero's journey in this movie is almost as much Steve Trevor's as it is Diana's. They complement each other, they learn from each other. They become partners in every sense. One of my favorite scenes in the movie is the fight with the German troops in the center of the Belgian village, because as awesome as Diana is, Steve is right by her side kicking much ass himself.
  24. 3 points
    wcw43921

    Funny pics

  25. 3 points
    Cancer

    A Thread for Random Musings

    A conversation with a colleague led me to the epiphany that when a potential employer requires a urine test, it could be that rather than checking for drug use they are checking whether you can hit the cup with your own pee. That level of test would be challenging for our IT support workers, so I find it plausible.
  26. 3 points
    mrinku

    Hero System 5th Edition

    Over the last 6 months of digesting Champions Complete and discussion on these lovely forums, I've come to the conclusion that I probably prefer "3e" overall (i.e. pre-unification). And that includes the non-Champions books like Danger International and Robot Warriors. My play history is roughly spilt between 3e and 4e (about 5 years of each). I'm one who avoided bothering with 5e because of the bloat - as far as I could see a few minor rules got added, starting points got an un-needed increase and page count blew out without that much being added. What I had worked fine, so no thanks that time around. When I became aware of 6e, the size of the books required stopped me even checking out the changes. Wasn't interested. Champions Complete literally fell into my lap and got me looking again. Very impressed with it - it's pretty much what should have happened with 5e... back to one modest sized volume. But possibly all that happened between FUZION and CC was needed to end up at that destination.
  27. 3 points
    Ternaugh

    The Advice Column

    I wouldn't recommend driving too close behind them, either.
  28. 3 points
  29. 3 points
    Starlord

    New Series--The Orville

    Hopefully they'll do Tolkien proud with episodes full of tediously descriptive walks through the forest and epic tales of watching leaves change color with incredibly brief interludes full of action and conversation.
  30. 3 points
    death tribble

    In other news...

    Death of a pioneer http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-gloucestershire-42012740 This next one if repeated would be the downfall of civilisation as we know it. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-42009839 Da Vinci painting sells for a little bit http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/entertainment-arts-42006584/leonardo-da-vinci-artwork-sells-for-record-450m
  31. 3 points
    dsatow

    Using held actions

    Personally, I usually do the following. Any single defensive action will go first. This is a defensive action for yourself not another. So placing a barrier to protect a teammate would not be considered a defensive action. Getting up so you can get full DCV would. Any declared specific held action would go first. So if the brick says, I am holding my punch until speedy gets within range. The punch will go first. By RaW, a martial throw of any type held for a passing target will get to go before the passing attacker attacks. An unspecific held action will need a dex off or go after the rest of the actions on that segment of the phase. So, if a PC goes, "I blast the first teammate who gets attacked" is a little vague and would need to Dex off. A PC who has an undeclared hold, goes after the action last specified unless said action is item 1. So a PC can have a undeclared action, see the group of terrorists charge forward to attack, and can't interrupt the terrorists action. I allow any stupidly heroic action to take precedence at any time. If you want to jump in front of Doctor Destroyer's Universal World Shattering Hyper Gun to block it from incinerating little Sally Mae, go ahead. If you want to do that and abort to put up/push defenses while doing that, that's not stupidly heroic, so no. Note that the stupidly heroic hero still needs to block the incoming ray with their body.
  32. 3 points
    I was playing an eccentric scholar / treasure hunter, and after a few sessions realized that I was subconsciously channeling J. Peterman.
  33. 3 points
    I care little for Steppenwolf's pre-movie popularity compared to how well it is written and portrayed in the film. It's not as though I was familiar with Hans Gruber before Die Hard came out. In some respects it might be better that they went with a B-lister for this one; after Lex and Doomsday I feel like DC movies need some practice before attempting Darkseid.
  34. 3 points
    Cygnia

    Order of the Stick

    http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0043.html http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0044.html AND http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0079.html http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0082.html
  35. 3 points
    Cygnia

    Creepy Pics.

    I made a 100% edible roasted Alien Facehugger out of chicken and crab - and have been told I'm not allowed to make it for Thanksgiving this year.
  36. 3 points
    I looked it up and the villain is Steppenwolf. God I hope it's the band.
  37. 3 points
    Thats it! Maybe it was the day they choose a new queen by pillow fights...thats what caused the invasion, a few naughty amazons lit the grail sign....
  38. 3 points
    Pariah

    Funny pics

    *you're
  39. 2 points
    Tech priest support

    In other news...

    Manson was a sad pathetic little insane man who spent about 75% of his life in prison and died in it. There was no mystique to him. He had some form of charisma that appealed to a pack of mixed up alienated teens and used it to make himself into a little god to lost children. His whole life out of prison was a sad pathetic quest for attention and relevance. His plans for a race war were incredibly stupid and all he'll be remembered for is creating a lot of misery and suffering for his victims and those who followed him and ended up in prison forever too. In the end he suffered nearly 50 continuous years in a cold, hard, uncaring, grey steel and concrete warehouse waiting to die surrounded by people who had no real feeling for him. He never even had his mother's love from what's known of his early life. Personally I'm glad he's finally free of the insane, miserable, loveless, empty suffering of his life.
  40. 2 points
    mattingly

    Stranger Things

  41. 2 points
    Ninja-Bear

    Hero System 5th Edition

    I will dare to say that this forum is so helpful that they would even help someone who is playing the Fuzion Rules.
  42. 2 points
    Hermit

    Justice League Film

    Okay, I enjoyed this a lot. I am a notoriously soft touch for superhero movies, but I rank it over Avengers: Age of Ultron below Avengers itself if you want a comparison. I had a great time, and didn't have to turn my brain off to do so. In fact, some of the little touches were telling. Aquaman is a brunette, but they frosted his tips blonde, so that whole 'Blonde hair is considered unlucky/cursed' bit can still apply. While I expected him to be the action junkie/surfer bro kind of mentality, it went deeper that, and not just when he chatted with Mera about his Mother Cyborg, for a guy caught in a CGI suit, did some solid acting. I was worried he'd be all "Interface guy" and that was all, but he got some action moments in as well. And I think the most telling lines for his character was at the start of the film and the other near the end, where This after more than one scene where he looks like hates his very existence. Flash is the comedy routine, take that or leave it, but Batman gives him some great advice that, works . And for me, the comedy worked, others I understand found it a mixed bag. Barry as portrayed here is so green they should give him a power ring, but as the rookie he is rather adorkable. He also shows some brains despite his inexperience, coming up with a few good ideas. The Amazons were awesome, despite being out matched by Steppenwolf. Speaking of the bad guy, Steppenwolf was, IMO, a better villain than the ones in Iron Man 2 and 3 and Thor 2. Others might disagree. Well, they can't all be Loki. Wonder Woman has some great moves in this, and we learn more about how the loss of Steve scarred her. If you are hoping this is HER Movie, nope, but it wouldn't be possible without her and that's made abundantly clear. She gets to try her hand at leadership a bit, not enough, but we can see the seeds of her reclaiming her place as an inspiration. Batman did tell some funnies, but nothing that jolted me out of the story. More than that, he is much better portrayed than he was in Batman V Superman. He's still an ass at times but he's not such a #### that you cease to like him. And of course, to the surprise of almost no one who has read a comic The movie is pretty fast paced, having over 50 minutes of footage cut, I guess it had to be. And, rather upbeat despite the usual 'world in danger ' thing. The message of hope is not subtle, but then it shouldn't be. the lighter palate besides 'gray and more gray' was a godsend there. Stick around, there are two scenes during/after credits. I guess DC finally gave up and weent 'fine, you want it that way? let marvel say we're stealing it'. One was wonderful for Comics buffs, a nostalgic smile. The other? Well, it has a good hook, but has a downside for me as it is the one and only appearance of EISENBerG! god, i had hoped they cut him entirely. Still, at least you'll get to see another villain. B+ maybe even A-
  43. 2 points
    On the optimistic supers movie side... INCREDIBLES 2 TEASER RELEASED TOMORROW!!! From d23
  44. 2 points
    Lord Liaden

    Hero System 5th Edition

    Many in this online community have been playing 5th since it was published fifteen years ago. Quite a few of us are Hero gamers going back decades. And "system wank" is practically the short definition of a Hero gamer -- we love to discuss how to apply this stuff to any situation. Believe me, you'll find no lack of expert advice here.
  45. 2 points
    zslane

    Hero System 5th Edition

    5th edition is a good choice, especially if you are already comfortable with the 4th edition. In my view, 5E is like "Advanced 4E". Same game, but presented in a way more suited to advanced, experienced users of the system. My biggest problem with 5E is that it sets players on a character design path I don't care for; it legitimizes--through its many, many examples--the "overspecify everything" approach to building powers for your characters. This has a tendency to make the game look, feel, and play far more complicated than it really is (or needs to be). You'll discover what I mean when you see power builds offered up by forum members in response to your power design questions.
  46. 2 points
    Lucius

    PSLs in my Dark Champions Campaign

    Actually, you need Levels equal to DCV if you go this route, because your statement regarding DCV applies to DCV from levels too. The halving comes last. Lucius Alexander Like a palindromedary tagline comes last in a Lucius Alexander post
  47. 2 points
    Y'all let me know how bad this train wreck turns out to be. I think Ima go see Thor again this weekend. If it turns out JL manages to defy the odds and doesn't totally suck, maybe I'll catch it next weekend.
  48. 2 points
    Mister Terrific. Title character from the bad single-season TV series from 1966.
  49. 2 points
  50. 2 points
    I'm still holding out for Giant Meteor, myself.
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