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    I was born in the summer of my 27th year. I went home to a place I'ld never been before. There, on Ventura highway in the sunshine, the days were longer and the nights were stronger than moonshine.

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    I challenge you!

    I've always thought we lost one of the greats when Mr. Varney passed, and refuse to acknowledge anyone named after a parrot. So, how about: Norwegian Blue vs Norwegian Wood
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    Funny pics

    Well, technically surface in the digestive tract is contiguous with the surface on your palms and the bottom of your feet, so why worry about it.
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    The Flash

    If they continue to 'adapt' print media methods to the show, they'll be re-using definitely deceased villains. So, one of Kid Flash's time remnants recreates the persona of both Savitar and Zoom in an attempt to break up the relationship between Barry and Iris because Nora turns out to be faster than him.
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    Answers & Questions

    Q: What sign is on the last door an old salt ever goes through? A: It's sine over cosine, just like sisters over daughters.
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    Answers & Questions

    Q: SO, Fu Manchu, what insidious method of torture has your perfidious mind come up with now that you know my dependence on anchovies for my great strength and speed? A: That wretched chef put small, salty fish on my pizza!!!
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    D.C.'s Legends of Tomorrow

    I think John played with Gary and his friends as a reward for their help. Considering his character, the dice were likely loaded. FWIW, my favorite DCU/MCU television series thus far IS Constantine. I figure it had to have been canceled due to demonic intervention.
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    How many DCs is your Champions campaign?

    I've somehow become comfortable with maximums of 12 DCs offensively and 8 DCs defensively. It makes the players THINK instead of just blasting away because ALL the bad guys HURT when they hit them.
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    Rule 63 Fairy Tales

    That does crazy things with Little Red Riding Hood. Red's probably getting the goodies from the brewery instead of the bakery. Grandpa's teeth only look big because they're distorted by the glass of water on the nightstand where Grandpa puts them. There would be some question as to how hard Grandpa fought the lady wolf when she tied him up. When Red arrives and the whole big eyes, big teeth discussion occurs, it could be construed as looking for a safe word. Finally, it would be the helpful school marm who hears the commotion and 'rescues' Red and his grandfather from the cougar... I mean wolf.
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    Longest Running Thread EVER

    Just as magic is science we haven't figured out, the universe is a computer and we're part of the operating system. As such, we haven't discovered the method by which pseudo-random instances are generated but when we do our power will be limited only by our sense of timing.
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    NGD Scenes from a Hat

    Your favorite playlist keeps skipping the third song. As you re-enter the playlist for the twelfth time, you mutter, "what the hell is wrong with this?" And your computer responds, "too much bass, really".
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    In other news...

    J'onn J'onzz?
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    How to model Parkour?

    Isn't Parkour a combination of running on narrow surfaces with poor footing in a cluttered, and cramped area interspersed with climbing and leaping? An acrobatics roll usually eliminates penalties for cluttered and cramped areas or narrow surfaces; a breakfall roll usually covers poor footing; a climbing roll eliminates penalties associated with climbing. So Parkour could be bought as acrobatics, breakfall, and climbing along with a number of three point skill levels covering those three skills. Or it could be bought as a low STR clinging requiring a roll with the special effect of 'parkour'. Or it could be bought as Flight, only along a surface requiring a roll with the special effect of 'parkour'. Or it could be bought as extra leaping with some Environmental Movement talents: Supreme Balance (no penalties on narrow surfaces): 4 Character Points Sure-footed (no penalties on slippery surfaces): 2 Character Points Crawlspace Ace (no OCV or DCV penalties in cluttered or cramped areas): 4 Character Points Master Climber (counters up to -2 worth of DCV penalties while climbing): 4 Character Points Each of these would be different in play, but could all be considered to represent parkour.
  13. Actually, it's one of those occasions where synchronicity allows one to annoy two fan groups at once. Just suggest that MCU Yondu is neither Kree nor Centaurian but is actually Andorian (the head fin is a cybernetic replacement for the antennae), and then await the flames.
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    Most playable archetype

    One of the first characters I ever created (first, unnumbered version) was just a telekinetic. When I don't put any thought into a character, it comes out that way. As this appears to be my brains 'default' mode, I would have to say that's the easiest archetype to play (if you can call it an archetype). The character I play MOST often, however, is the speedster. I'm constantly attempting to create in game the things I see in my head, and usually failing; that challenge is what brings me back over and over again.
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    A Game Of Questions

    Would a true Scotsman waste his time and money on asking such a question?