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  1. Justice League Film

    You mean like that time Superman was Brainwashed into thinking he was a pawn of Superman and then send to attack earth? That time the government got so scared of the Justice League, they ended up creating project Cadmus. Wich involved cloning, mindwiping, assasination and a fair share of "broken eggs"? How about the Killing Joke, at whose end Batman was mentally broken by the Joker? People often think the DC Animated Universe never dealt with Grownup stuff. But that is far from the truth.
  2. In other news...

    Personally I consider it a good thing that Lynchmobs are no longer a thing. People often think being in Prision is "trivial". But even this side of 3rd World Country hellholes, it is far from that. Just think about it for a moment: Being stuck in one place for years. Nothing to really distract you from the daily monotony. Falling out of the loop with your entire circle of friends and family.
  3. Justice League Film

    Pretty sure that was intentional. Thanks to specific cutting, the one scene with Cavill in the Trailers appear to have been "only a dream" by Lois Lane. They did kind of spoil the whole Doomsday thing in BvS, so they might have overcompensated here. Personally not being spoiled by teh trailers realy helps with the enjoyment of the Film. What do you mean with "Jack Snyder Ethos"? I mean they need to have something Unique. No way they are going to carve out a space agaisnt the MCU by just Immitating it.
  4. Thor: Ragnarok spoiler thread

    "Home is where the heart is". For Hela, Asgard (the place) was a sources of Power. Her entire army - with the exception of Scourge - was her own power augmented by closeness to the place. The people were irrelevant, unless she wanted something (like the sword). For Thor and Odin - even Loki and Scourge - Asgard was a Culture, a ideal, the People. The place was irrelevant. Even the power the place may have granted was irrelevant. When we saw Thor fight, he had already been away from Asgard for some time. So we can asume the Arena fight is close ot his "weakened" state.
  5. Justice League Film

    The Problem lies in the Year 2011. I recently watched it for the first time. I had the material for a good movie, but the totally miss-spent the CGI budget. Resulting in absolutely horribly looking Guardians and Paralax. The training scene was propably one of the best scenes of the movie and even it was only average: But despite all this, a new Green Latern film is planned: https://www.cinemablend.com/new/Green-Lantern-Corps-Movie-May-Have-3-Green-Lanterns-Here-What-We-Know-126597.html Basically that character is a stupid idea that was actually implemented: What if we had a german WW1+WW2 Officer on Apokolypse? That would have caused cringe effects in the german markets. Plus Steppenwolf is actually physically menacing without needing to pull out Darkside that early.
  6. Order of the Stick

    At least 9 months like human babies? We can asume slightly slower growing up as result of longer life expectancy (that is a fantasy trope). V spend longer studying Level 1 magics then most other members of the OOTS are alive. It is just one of the many wierdnesses of the D&D settings.
  7. Site Upgrade

    I simply can not help myself from analysing Progrmam behavior. It just happens when I use it. WIth Webpages the Browser and how long it stores cookies is part of the Programm Flow. Especially when logins are concerend. And cookie behavior is the one thing I have complete awareness and even control off. Maybe you could at least relay the bug? I can only check the client side behavior, not the server side configuration. Continuing: There seem only two cookies that are deleted with Browser Closure: ips4_IPSSessionFront and ips4_ipsTimezone All others have "this should never be deleted on a frequent visitor" Enddates. And killing ips4_IPSSessionFront via Firefox ability to does indeed result in the index page turning up in the "not logged in" status. And it is not regenerated until I visit any other page. You can do with that information what you want: Ignore it. Relay it. I know fully well that even with knowing the exact behavior causing the issue, solving it might be infeasible or somebody elses job (and better kept that way). Doing a full 4 sides model analysis of my intentions (as these tend to not transmit via text): Factual Side: The primary purpose Self revelation: Look, I am good at this. Writing "Awesome Programmer" as Forumtitle was not hyperbole. Relationship: We are both programmers. Appeal: Intentionally left blank, because I see how demanding people on Forums can be over the slightest bugs that have the most complex fixes.
  8. Justice League Film

    Marvel would have needed Dialogue for that. DC manages to convey Emotions here entirely via facial expressions.
  9. Site Upgrade

    I can confirm this. If the first page I visit in Firefox in any Firefox session is http://www.herogames.com/index.html the forum indeed does not register that I am logged in. But if I got to any other page first, the running login is properly noticed. And if visit that page later I am logged in. That is really odd behavior, but at least it should be predictable so it is debuggable. Edit: Even repetedly refreshing that index page does not log me in. However if I try my above link that goes to the 404 page, I am logged in. And once login has been "confirmed" by any other page, the index.html usually notices it too. So something is wrong with the index.html Theory: If the current Forum Session Cookie is set to "Browser Session Lifetime" and the "remember I was logged in" cookie is set to a much higher time, the server would have to create a Session Cookie everytime you log in, that you have a valid "remember me" cookie. But exactly that line of code might be missing/broken on the index.html.
  10. Thor: Ragnarok spoiler thread

    That already makes him smarter then Loki. That guy had to learn the hard way.
  11. Supers Image game

    Velvet Reaper In Folklore reapers carry two weapons for reaping: A sickle for the common folk. A sword, for royalty*. However there is a partial missinterpretation of things in that Folklore. Due to them being based of previously reaped souls, it is usually possible to block or imprision a common reaper. As people have been trying "cheat death" literally since the start of human history, such indicents became very common. Any such "blind spots" could cause issues with the balance of souls. And there were even cases where reapers themself became corrupted, taking the reaped souls for themself and using them to become too powerfull for any normal reapers. That is where the living reapers come in. Every "common" reaper has a sense for people that might become a living reaper and are tasked to accordingly reap them with the sword, when their time comes. For most cases those people still just go to the afterlife. Not every prospect is a instant win. Usually it is those candidates that "have something worth living for" that are the most likely to become a living reaper. Being a living reaper has a number of perks, but also disadvantages: they effectively have another shoot at live. By all rights (down to having a Reaper come for them) they should be dead anyway. Wards against normal reapers do not apply to them. While there are special wards against them, their living nature allows them to think "outside the box" to overcome those. As they are still alive, it is entirely possible to kill them. And doing so usually ends their career and sends them straight to the afterlife, usually without becomming a normal reaper They are practically cursed to the job or a quick death, if they want it or not. People that try to cheat death naturally want to see them dead and developed tricks or even senses to detect them. Some of the oldest entities might even be to powerfull to be normally overcome by a living reaper As they are not quite dead yet (they only had a "brush with death" from their contact with the sword) they miss all the usual reaper powers, so they have to complement them with equipment: The purple Robes seemingly made of velvet (both ancient signs of Royalty) give them protection. They come with a build in mask and even a enchantment to "hide the face in impenetrable shadows" as long as they want and there is even a bit of natural shadow. This is a very powerfull protection against having their identities revealed and it even works into the modern age of cameras The "Soul Sickle" is actually just a holder for the Latern and ceremonial weapon, not a combat weapon. This latern allows them to see souls and normal reapers in their surrounding. As they are still alive, they lack any of the special senses unreaped souls and normal reapers have Most importantly for the job however are the "trinkets". These small items can store the other gear and even store their personal gear. They are usually related to their cause of death and/or reason of wanting to stay alive (engagement rings, memorial lockets, etc.). The rest of their equipment is unique and stored in the remaining trinkets. As such their nature varries highly between any two living reapers One current Living Reaper goes by the living name of "Purple Velvet". And no, that is not a joke. Apparently Velvet is a old family name for Velvetmakers. And her parents really were into the rockband Deep Purple when they picked the name. Her "unfillfilled wish" was to become a Hero herself. Her trinkets are a locket of with a image of her mother - who died in childbirth - and a limited edition Defender Fanclub Ring (again, no joke). Accordingly she is very active in the superheroic scene (usually relying on the Powers provided by the Ring), on top of her normal "duties". Interestingly living reapers have no issues with "nobody should have survived that" or "resurrected" cases. Apparently those people were not actually fated to truly die that moment. Unfortunatley she also can not tell if the person is still alive or who will die when, as that is something normal Reapers will simply not discuss. *To be honest I have issues finding that now. I am pretty sure I read it in Terry Pratchet but I have issues finding a reference now. It is also something Royals would totally talk themself into believing.
  12. Site Upgrade

    Usually those "remain logged in" mechanics work on a really long lasting cookie. Short of cleaning up all the cookies on closure or having a totally miss set clock*, nothing should break this. *That would also cause other issues like Certificates always being out of date. Maybe the link to the subpage you saved no longer works, and the Forum is redirecting you to the Login on because it asumes you must be "not logged in". Could you share what precise link you follow to come here? Particulary if it is Autocomplete/recently visited? For example, the "often Visited" list still has "http://www.herogames.com/forums/index.php?app=core&module=search&do=followed" as the URL. Wich does not work anymore. I saved the new link "http://www.herogames.com/forums/discover/followed-content/?&stream_include_comments=0&view=condensed", but recently visited listings still show the old page. Until I visit the new link a bit more often.
  13. In other news...

    Sub replacement fertility seems to be a simple result of increased life expectancy/development. It is a natural development of developed societies: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sub-replacement_fertility I think the bulk of Chinas "one Child Policy" was about getting the social structures of a modern society forced onto people that had thus far lived a rural life. People could effectively move from a 10th century village to a 20th century city. Everyone reproduced a lot more in the 10th century. Incomparably much, by modern standarts. And they could not afford such reproduction rates in cities as well. Now the city culture is properly "primed" for small families and newcommers will automatically adapt. There are two things Autocracies are really good at: Forcing a lot of socio-economic change in a short time (the rulers lifetime). And providing stability in changing times (wich usually results in the country falling back compared to the world). China had literal milennia of the later, until the Opium war forced them into the former.
  14. Justice League Film

    Maybe rewatch it again, especially the Directors Cut? For some reason DC Films are really plagued by too many scene being cut. As I german I usually get a less cut version and those extra scenes make all the difference. I really liked that the trailers had a lot of "false flag" scenes in the Trailers, that did not make it into the movie. That keeps the story a lot less predictable for me, especially the later part. I jsut watched it today, so I will try to use my favourite lines (and the associated scenes). Batfleck: Flash: Superman: Diana: Aquaman: Cyborg:
  15. In other news...

    Ancient Greeks and Egypts already used first froms of Penicilin. Eating plants and seeing if it helps was how we developed the first Medical Treatments. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_penicillin History is full of cases where we found what helps, but did not know how or why it helped and then forgot it: We have encountered Scurvy - and it's treatment - multiple times across history, only to forget it again. But we only discovered Vitamin C (the cause/solution) 1912. And we never really had the technology to isolate it before then. Then acient scientific Method was heavier on the "Trial and Error" side. But then again error usually meant "just what happened if you tried nothing". It is kind of like doing Clinical tests for Malaria Vaccines in Afrika: The process is accelerated, because it is literally better then nothing. "You can say what you want about [Insert deposed absolute ruler name], but at least the Trains came on time." You need to get from A to B. Traffic and walkways are even worse. So that is the lesser of two evils. Even I personally started to realise one thing about the train waiting for late people: It means I get home later. It helps me get over missing a train "because it would not wait longer".
  16. In other news...

    It was not poor timing that resulted in Fukushima. It was poor planning for natural Disasters.
  17. In other news...

    Drug Tests in my country are relatively rare. I know we had one as part of the Draft Programm, back when we still had a draft. Everything more must be in the Job Contract. And even then the results transmitted are stricly tied to "job relevant" and are otherwise under full patient/doctor confidentiality. Somehow we have less of a Drog Problem then the US. The Anti LGBT people can be really wierd. The most insane thing I heard was people actually fearing "Marriage with Toasters" and other Inanimate Objects would become legal. Wich is nothing but stupid, because Toasters were never even eligible for Marriage (natural Person and not already married). And nothing in changing "1 man + 1 women" to "2 eligible people" would change that. Alcohol makes people act insane. One reason I do not drink. The other is that it takes bitter and makes me sleepy. Saddam was not deposed by the people. But by the US Troops under Bush Jr. Very different case. That is just one of the Kerfluffles created by a Republican President, that Democrat (Obama) had to fix. And then people blame Obama on how he fixed it. A friend of mine was actually in Japan a few times and the timining for trains is insanely precise. So precise they hire people (called Pushers) to make sure the doors can close on time. And from that point of view 20 seconds to early is actually worse then 20 seconds too late. Because it means people did not get the train due to the extremely tight shedule. This article seems relativey well written. But the proposed links and embedded video seem very onesided indeed.
  18. Quote of the Week from my gaming group...

    I will be honest: With this name I expected a Superintelligent Gorilla. Took me 2 readings to realise she was a human.
  19. Thor: Ragnarok spoiler thread

    He asumed they would be fighting to the last man. And that was a foe that had already beatem him. He also had a glimpse through Heimdalls Eyes. If any of the 3 had survived, chances would be good they were with Heimdall.
  20. Order of the Stick

    Pretty sure Tarquin had something like that with Nale to.
  21. Odd Robot Personalities

    Robots. Droids. Synthethics. However you call them, they are a staple of SciFi. But they come in all kinds of shapes and sizes. I noticed a number of very interesting variations in particular in Star Wars the Old Republic. Having 8 base Classes, the Developers tried to give most of them at least one unique "Quirky Droid" companion. C2-N2 - shared droid for all Republic Characters. C2 is a costodian droid of Spaceships, and such every Republic Player aquries on with his ship. Apparently the series is "overlerly focussed on Comfort" and pleasing his master. If he does not have a Critical Crafting result he calls that "less then Ideal". His Alliance Alert propably speaks for itself:
  22. Site Upgrade

    Videos are large. That is the one thing I want to embed into Spoilers the most, in order to not break up the formating too much with a screen filling image. Plus if ia Video somehow breaks that, there is something fundamentally wrong with the HTML creation or post saving when Videos are concerned.
  23. Site Upgrade

    I am having some issues with SPOILER tags. While the opening tag is procesed properly, the closing Tags seem to be ignored. If I write: This is before SPOILER. [SPOILER] This is in Spoiler [/SPOILER] This is between Spoilers [SPOILER] This is Spoiler 2 [/SPOILER] This is after Spoilers I get: This is before SPOILER. This is between Spoilers This is after Spoilers Edit: Okay, somehow this keeps working. But I have issues in many other threads, particular: Where I have one Spoiler tag around each set of Videos.
  24. Odd Robot Personalities

    Okay, something is busted up with the Spoiler Tags. I can open them, but the closing one is ignored. Entirely.
  25. Order of the Stick

    I had totally forgotten what god she followed. But that part results in it making more sense even. I mean, Loki is not exactly a adversary of the OOTS.