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Michael Hopcroft

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Michael Hopcroft last won the day on November 16 2014

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  • 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

    The Sailor Senshi are in Pittsburgh

    I haven't seen it, but there is a remake of the series running now in Japan called Sailor Moon Crystal. If you want modern examples of what they do with their "tech", this would probably be a good start. The "Luna Pen" that Serena uses to disguise herself does not depend on her actually being Sailor Moon. She can use it anytime, and indeed that's when it's most useful. she used it most often to disguise her age and get into places only adults can go. It provides the same sort of impenetrable disguise that the costume provides. To an outside observer, the Senshi would look nothing like their original forms because it's part of the magic. thus masks are not needed, although Venus in her Sailor V identity wears one anyway because it looks cool.
  2. Michael Hopcroft

    The Sailor Senshi are in Pittsburgh

    In the original, Sailor Mars' avocation is as a second-level priestess (a post known as a Miko, loosely described as "shrine Maiden" in English)at a local Shinto shrine. She is, however, the only person on the team who is all that religious. Since there are no fully-operational shrines in Pennsylvania as I understand it, we'd have to find her a calling elsewhere; which probably means she was have to represent some form of Christianity. The only alternative-world American version of the Miko that I can think of is being a novice nun, and that wouldn't fit her personality very well (she's a lot more exuberant than your typical novice, and Shrine Maidens don't have to take vows of celibacy).
  3. Michael Hopcroft

    NGD Scenes from a Hat

    My phone. What was I thinking, leaving my charger behind?
  4. Michael Hopcroft

    2017-18 NHL Thread

    Tomorrow is worth dreading if you are a Canadian hockey fan or want a Canadian team to win the cup. Being knocked out of the Conference Finals on your ice by an expansion team is about the greatest humiliation the Jets and their long-suffering fans could endure. The Knights have enough cushion that they can probably win the series, but I'd much rather they did it in Vegas. Less of a black spot ion Canada's national psyche.
  5. Michael Hopcroft

    NGD Scenes from a Hat

    A coyote and a roadrunner fishing.
  6. Michael Hopcroft

    2018-19 NFL Thread.

    A year in Canada to build his game would have been a good option for Tim Tebow, actually. He did not take that route, instead choosing first broadcasting and then baseball. He should probably go back to broadcasting, actually, because he was good at it. I don't really want Manziel to succeed in the NFL; not out of a sense of Schadenfreude, but because there are many better options without that baggage. a certain CK has a different sort of baggage, but has proven he can play decently at the NFL level. From a football standpoint, he'd be a much better backup QB for a team than Manziel.
  7. Michael Hopcroft

    What Have You Watched Recently?

    Actors, even successful ones, have learned from experience that it's rarely a good idea to turn down work. Those who do often find their careers and lives suffer massive damage because of it (the late Roy Scheider turning down The Deer Hunter, which won Oscars, is a perfect example of a move like that backfiring).
  8. Michael Hopcroft

    2018-19 NFL Thread.

    And Johnny Manziel has signed a contract -- with the Canadian Football League's Hamilton Tiger-Cats. He's trying to get back into the NFL, and playing in Canada is part of his plan to get back. The CFL isn't that bad a place to learn how to be a quarterback. And it's easy to see why Hamilton took the risk -- they finished 2017 with a 6-12 record, second worst in the league of nine teams. The question of course is whether they are seeking publicity and aren't going to play him regularly. I still doubt he will attract an NFL team -- there are many better options for a #2 quarterback that are much less poisonous than Manziel.
  9. Michael Hopcroft

    2018 Baseball Thread (MLB and whatever)

    There are certain other players (including some young rising stars) about whom I have my suspicions. I'm not going to name them here.
  10. Michael Hopcroft

    Answers & Questions

    Q: Who would you like me to give this camel's Mug to? A: I guess this really isn't all about your missing cellphone after all.
  11. Michael Hopcroft

    Answers & Questions

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  12. Michael Hopcroft

    NGD Scenes from a Hat

    BBQ Potato Chip Ice Cream NT: Truly unfortunate potato chip flavors that will appear fleetingly this summer.
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