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Andrew_A

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About Andrew_A

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  • Birthday 06/05/1969

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    Moved to Canada from Jamaica when I was one year old. Been living on and off in the GTA (Greater Toronto Area) since then.

    I have two half brothers and too many relatives to list (scattered throughout the US and Canada with a few in Britain).

    Started my passionate love affair with comic books when I was five, thanks to George Reeves and former Toronto mayor Mel Lastman (long story). Started role-playing with 2nd edition Champions. Been an off and on vegetarian/vegan for the past 4 years.

    By the way, the Scott Pilgrim movie was wrong. Vegans are sworn to only use our mighty superpowers for justice while hiding from a world that secretly hates and fears us.

    Actually, that's a lie. The world just looks at us and thinks "meh." :-)
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  1. Outside of the art, I'm one of the few people who liked Fuzion. I never got to play Champions: New Millenium, but I really liked creating characters in that system. It just felt clean and streamlined in a way that HERO 3-5 never did.
  2. EDIT: For some f--king reason the damn forum won't let me post the Harlan Ellison video I wanted to post. It also won't let me delete this post. Any help would be appreciated.
  3. Andrew_A

    Foswell Syndrome

    How is this different from schizophrenia? I could see the media or some pop-psychologist (Dr. Phil?) calling it that, but I can't see this becoming a separate disorder. At least not for several years and not necessarily by that name. FTR, I am not a psychiatrist (I don't even play one on TV ?) so I could be wrong.
  4. Off the top of my head (and in no particular order): 1. Spider-Man (Sam Raimi version) 2. Superman the Movie 3. Avengers 4. Wonder Woman 5. Green Lantern Kidding! 5. Captain America: Civil War Also, I'm not supposed to say this, but I wasn't enthused about Black Panther. It was good, but, as of this writing it isn't one of my favourites.
  5. Why would having an opinion get you banned? There's an entire thread on the board called Destroy Your Geek Cred that's entirely about stuff like this. As far as the Dark Knight Trilogy, yeah it's okay, but not great. I could name 5 comic book movies and 10 "mainstream" movies that are better. That's just off the top of my head.
  6. Donna Brazile just threw Hillary under a bus (metaphorically speaking). https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/11/02/clinton-brazile-hacks-2016-215774 Reaction (NSFW, swearing):
  7. Sorry, I don't know if anyone posted this (I'm too lazy to go through 10 pages of posts), but has anyone see this? I've been reading the old "Monster Society of Evil" story line on here. This site would make a good reference point if you wanted to make period appropriate stories. Sadly they don't have any of the old Timely/Atlas (Golden Age Marvel) or National Periodicals (Golden Age DC) comics. They do have the old Marvel Family comics (Fawcett), Archie/MLJ, and Quality.
  8. Thanks. There's more, but I have to recharge my batteries for the rest.
  9. You're not missing much. I've seen the first, second, fourth, and fifth movies. None of them are worth your time. I like the books, but if you don't care for them, the movies aren't much better
  10. Son of a @#$%&*#@! I had that book! And I gave it away! Without reading it!
  11. I didn't see this comment when it was posted. All I'll say is that Roger Zelazny was an amazing writer. I haven't read or heard of the book you mentioned, but if I find a copy I'll be sure to check it out.
  12. I have never seen the original Die Hard. I saw and barely remember the second and fourth movies. I've never understood the hype surrounding the Fifth Element. There are better movies people. Here are the rest: I hate Marvel. Passionately. I won't touch a Marvel Comic unless my life depends on it (and maybe not even then). I like the movies. The movies are f--king brilliant (with two exceptions). Just keep the comics away from me. And no, Ike, making Captain America a black guy won't work on me. You're still Marvel. Stop being Marvel and I will buy some of your comics. Nuff said. I hate Wolverine and Spider-Man. Peter Parker is comic's most annoying whiner. Wolverine has boring powers and is a child's idea of what a tough guy is like. I hated the first Iron Man movie. Seriously people, what was so special about it? I hated the first Captain America movie (First Avenger, not the direct to video one, the made for TV one from the 70s, or the movie serial. Those were competent.) Cap should be punching Hitler dammit! Winter Soldier and Civil War were amazing. I'm going to miss Chris Evans when he retires. He's the best embodiment of God, Mom, and apple pie since Christopher Reeve. I hate Batman. It took me several years and much soul searching to figure out why. I think it comes down to the fact that the post-Dark Knight Returns Batman is the most juvenile character ever created. He's like a teenage boy's view of himself. He's humourless, he has to be the best at everything, and he's in an eternal d--k measuring contest with the entire Justice League (cause no one's explained Wonder Woman to him yet). Does anybody remember when Batman was friends with his fellow superheroes? Does anybody remember when he wasn't being eternally emo about his dead parents? I do. I remember when Bruce was serious, but not grim and wangsty. He didn't smile, but good God, he could at least crack a deadpan joke! In my opinion, Superman is the greatest superhero ever created. There. I said it. I hate "classic" Battlestar Galactica and I've never seen enough of the new one to form an opinion. I'm yet another person who's never gotten very far with Tolkien. The Hobbit was better than Fellowship, but I've never finished either. I might try again at some point. I like Voyager. I hate Arrow. As much as I like David Tennant, I still think Christopher Eccleston was the best of the nuWho Doctors. I think Stephen Moffat has done an amazing job and I'm going to miss him when he's gone. Jar Jar Binks was horrible, but he wasn't the worst thing in the Star Wars prequels. The worst thing in the Star Wars prequels was Hayden Christiansen's emo psychopath. I like Final Crisis. I've never played Vampire in any version. I've never played D&D for more than a night, I've never played WoW or City of Heroes. I've never owned any Playstations. In fact, I've never gotten into video games. I think Jim Lee is overrated. I can see why people like him, but I can also see that he's a terrible storyteller who makes his writers look the same. I think comics fans need to find a better target than Rob Liefeld. Yeah he can't draw, but at this point, every time someone mentions it it feels like beating up on the nice, developmentally delayed kid. There are lots of reasons to hate Rob Liefeld. Could we go after his character and give the art thing a rest? I like classic Star Trek, but I don't worship Gene Roddenbury. The guy was kind of weird and not in a good way. All the best stuff in Trek was invented by Gene L. Coon among others. Let's give them some of the credit. Okay? I don't worship George Lucas either. Star Wars was fun when I was a kid, but let's not turn this into something it isn't. You want great Sci-fi? Dune. 1984. Farenheit 451, Brave New World. Slaughterhouse Five. The Star Wars movies are fun. That's all. I've never cosplayed. I want to, but I can't think of anyone I wouldn't look stupid as. I've never played Warhammer or any other miniatures game. I own 2 decks of Magic cards. Never touched 'em. That's all for now. If I think of any more I'll add them.
  13. Or he could play a university philosophy professor who knows f--k all about philosophy or university.
  14. Just a radical thought here: Could we judge the movie after it comes out? It probably will suck (it was made way too late for Warner's to accurately judge the backlash against BvS), but we won't know for sure until the movie's released. Right now it exists in a state of quantum uncertainty. (Apologies to all the physicists on the board. High school physics bored the sh** out of me.) Also, why are people picking on Gal Gadot because of her figure? Has anyone gone after Hugh Jackman for not being short or Christopher Reeve for not looking like a '60s Curt Swan drawing?
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