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Michael Hopcroft

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Michael Hopcroft last won the day on November 16 2014

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    Your Tax Dollars at Play
  • Birthday 07/20/1963

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    Author of The Kevin & Kell RPG
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    Medical Records Clerk

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  1. Michael Hopcroft

    What Have You Watched Recently?

    There are a lot of interesting things going on in this series. My main problem is figuring out which past episodes to watch to validate my recent experience with the series. (Hulu is carrying the first nine seasons, at least for now). I've been concentrating on things like the Ice King's storyarc (he does some pretty bad things, but his backstory is one of the most tragic you will ever see in American animation), and I'm looking for more episodes with The Lich -- who is the closest thing this series has to pure, unadulterated evil and is duly terrifying, especially when he speaks. (Although at one point Finn calls the Lich "basic" and even boring because he is pure evil, as opposed to something more nuanced. In that incident he might have been speaking for the writers who had outgrown that sort of thing (Finn, who grows up as the series goes on, certainly has!).
  2. Michael Hopcroft

    Rule 63 Fairy Tales

    A young nobleman on a hunt loses his horse, weapons, and way and stumbles into a cottage in the woods. He doesn't know who lives there, only that it's a safe place in which to get some rest and plot his next move. Imagine his surprise when the inhabitants of the cottage show up. Knowing that hunters view bears as a unique prize, and that they would be seen as squatters in the King's game reserve, they know they can't let this boy go. At the same time, they know it would be certain death to kill him. This puts both bears and burglar in a dilemma....
  3. Michael Hopcroft

    College Football 2018-19

    Kansas' last two-game winning streak was during basketball season.
  4. Michael Hopcroft

    Rule 63 Fairy Tales

    I don't know if the forum would be good for continuation, but I for one would really enjoy reading this story and seeing what happens next. How the prince adapts to his situation, how the King gets his comeuppance (if he does), etc.
  5. Michael Hopcroft

    NGD Scenes from a Hat

    Your voter registration application is denied because you haven't killed any aliens in the last year. NT: Subtle signs your college-age son is dating Supergirl but doesn't know it.
  6. Michael Hopcroft

    Rule 63 Fairy Tales

    Very interesting! Thank you!
  7. Michael Hopcroft

    In other news...

    The site has apparently been an "archaeological site" for years, if not decades. With things still to learned from it, I'm concerned about vandalism not just from violence, but from the ignorance that seems endemic among tourists. and I wonder what will happen to the economies and people of places who depend on tourism when it becomes clear how non-sustainable such an economy is likely to be.
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    Random Television Quotes

    "You're an old soldier, sir. Only you were too late. The war was won and passed you by. " "I did my duty." "You never killed a man." "No, I didn't. No, I did not, no, but, don't say that like it's shameful!"
  9. Perhaps there is a dimensional portal in the mouth of the volcano, and the virgins end up in a different world as opposed to meeting a horrible lava-filled demise. Since they never come back, nobody is the wiser. But imagine what would happen if one of the virgins (who may or may not still qualify for the title) does in fact make their way home. As far as the nature of the other dimension, anything goes when it comes to its nature and what life is like there -- or what the sacrificed virgins do upon their arrival.
  10. Michael Hopcroft

    Rule 63 Fairy Tales

    A swap of Beauty and the Beast would be interesting, if a little bit scary depending on your view of masculinity.
  11. Michael Hopcroft

    In other news...

    My concern about hearing this is that there are people in Egypt who view this part of their history as offensive, and are not that keen on Western tourism in their country in general. I wonder what they will do to express their displeasure.
  12. Michael Hopcroft

    What Have You Watched Recently?

    The film is an adaptation of the stage comedy The Front Page, in which the Rosalind Russell character was male (It was written in the 1920s, when a woman covering a murder trial was almost unheard-of), which obviously changed the relationship with the editor character (because, again, 1920s). Today you simply don't see the Hollywood trope of an ex-husband or ex-wife trying to win back the spouse who divorced them. The Cary Grant character's behavior would be unacceptable in a modern film.
  13. Michael Hopcroft

    Answers & Questions

    Q: How often does the President say something that's actually true? A: That goat doesn't love you!
  14. Michael Hopcroft

    Random Television Quotes

    "A secret agent so secret that even his codename has a codename." "This is a cosmic charter, giving Earth to my great-great-great-great grandfather! Anyway, I'm on my way to take over! And if there's any argument from anyone, I'll paralyze his particles, you kin!" "He who sheds his blood with me shall be my supper!"