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    wcw43921 reacted to Lord Liaden in Please Rename My Characters   
    Okay, let's see what comes to mind.
     
    Regarding Olympia, the name plus her apparently electrical powers sound like they're meant to evoke Zeus. In that case I'd consider something similar from a different mythology. I'm thinking of Vajra, the weapon of the Hindu storm god Indra.
     
    In a similar vein, I think Tjack is onto something by looking at warrior women from another mythology; but "Valkyrie" sounds a little too on-the-nose, since the character's name isn't "Amazon." A comparable permutation would match more closely. How about Valkyrian?
     
    For Enigma 7, something containing Kryptos, the Greek word for "hidden," could be an appropriate name.
     
    I think I'd exchange Briar Rose for something non-botanical, but with similar implications. What do you think of Barbed Wire?
     
    Translating the Blonde Fury to something close sounding, like Red Rage, might come across as a bit too precious. But from your description, I immediately thought of Femme Fatale.
     
    "Scarborough Faire" is a stylish name. For that I would want to look at an archaic noun with similar implications of entertainment. I would suggest Jongleur.
     
     
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    wcw43921 reacted to Tjack in Please Rename My Characters   
    Olympia becomes....Hera
    Amazonia becomes....Valkyrie
    Enigma 7 becomes....Galatea
    Scarborough Faire becomes...Wicca
    The Blonde Fury becomes....Rage
    Briar Rose becomes....Thorn
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    wcw43921 reacted to Lord Liaden in Political Discussion Thread (With Rules)   
    "Trump gave his supporters something no one else would; permission to be their worst selves. That's why they will never abandon him."
     
    - "Suzy Q" on YouTube
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    wcw43921 reacted to Logan.1179 in Funny Pics II: The Revenge   
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    wcw43921 reacted to Cygnia in And now, for your daily dose of cute...   
    Different and yet so alike....




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    wcw43921 got a reaction from Duke Bushido in Marksman variant   
    I've suggested before that a marksman-type could use a slingshot, the weapon of mischievous little boys everywhere.  Give him various less-than-lethal loads--pepper balls, hard rubber balls, paint for marking a target, flashbangs, etc.--and you're all set.  There's even the perfect name for such a character--The Menace.
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    wcw43921 reacted to archer in Jokes   
    The largest city in North Yorkshire has mysteriously vanished!
     
    Police are desperately searching for Leeds.
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    wcw43921 reacted to archer in Jokes   
    I’ve secretly converted to Norse paganism
     
    Shhhhhhh! I’m trying to keep it Loki.
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    wcw43921 reacted to archer in Political Discussion Thread (With Rules)   
    How should the American taxpayer recoup Trump's expensive presidency?
    Make his eviction pay-per-view.
     
    At one of his rallies Trump had the crowd chanting 12 more years!
    Personally I'm hoping for 12 to 20 with time off for good behavior.
     
    Why is Donald Trump moving to Egypt?
    To live in a state of de Nile.
     
    Biden: Mr. President, do you know what the irony was about this election?
    Trump: I don't know Joe. What was the irony about this election?
    Biden: I beat you in my sleep.
     
    It's no surprise Nevada is taking so long to count their ballots.
    Anyone smart enough to count in Vegas gets kicked out and banned for life.
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    wcw43921 reacted to archer in Political Discussion Thread (With Rules)   
    Trump may end up being only a one term president.
    But it sure seemed like eight years.
     
    Congratulations to a man who just secured a job for the next 4 years!
    Jim Carrey really is an American treasure and I'm happy that he'll be gracing our TVs for many Saturdays to come.
     
    Trump 2020
    Who knew it was an expiration date?
     
    EVICTED FAMILY NEEDS HELP MOVING! MUST BE OUT BY JANUARY 20th!
    Please send any unneeded moving supplies to:
    1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW
    Washington, DC 20500
     
    As a Nevadan, I'm tired of people insinuating that we can't count. We are a great state filled with intelligent people. In fact, I can list off 20 ways we are better than our neighboring states.
    Just let me take my shoes and socks off first.
     
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    wcw43921 reacted to archer in Political Discussion Thread (With Rules)   
    It's 2021, and President Joe Biden is told he needs to assemble a cabinet
    Coming back from IKEA, he realizes he's greatly misunderstood the task.
     
    As a gamer I find it strange that Biden was declared the winner...
    Trump had way more kills.
     
    Why did Trump visit Sesame Street?
    He wanted to stop The Count.
     
    This 2020 Presidential election reminds me of the 2000 election....
    But a lot less Gore-y.
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    wcw43921 reacted to archer in Political Discussion Thread (With Rules)   
    Some political humor, sorry it isn't more bi-partisan but those are the breaks:
     
    Congratulations to Donald J. Trump for winning
    the silver medal in the 2020 U.S. Presidential race!
     
    Hopefully, Biden will never be the leader of my country
    Because if he is, something‘s gone wrong with the Canadian legal system.
     
    I think there should be a vote recount.
    It’ll be awesome to see Trump lose twice.
     
    Joe Biden is not my president!!
    At least not till January, which won’t come soon enough.
     
    Donald Trump has now had the true 2020 experience...
    He got Covid-19, lost his job, and he's being evicted.
     
    Why is Donald Trump actually angry about the election outcome?
    It's a loss he can't write off on his tax returns.
     
    It's Trump's own fault that he lost...
    He spent 4 years saying, "Make America Great Again", so this week 74 million people finally did.
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    wcw43921 reacted to Dr. MID-Nite in Political Discussion Thread (With Rules)   
    Nonsense. The minimum wage is higher in nearly every other First World country and their economies aren't collapsing. Some jobs get replaced...others are created. It's not rocket science. This is fear mongering by a Capitalist America that doesn't want to give up one penny of profit or invest in the American people. 
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    wcw43921 got a reaction from Cancer in Political Discussion Thread (With Rules)   
    Surely you're old enough to remember the 2000 election, George W. Bush vs. Al Gore, and how it came down to one state--Florida--and the whole examination of the punch-card ballots to determined if the vote was all correct.
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    wcw43921 got a reaction from Lord Liaden in Political Discussion Thread (With Rules)   
    Surely you're old enough to remember the 2000 election, George W. Bush vs. Al Gore, and how it came down to one state--Florida--and the whole examination of the punch-card ballots to determined if the vote was all correct.
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    wcw43921 got a reaction from Pariah in Political Discussion Thread (With Rules)   
    Surely you're old enough to remember the 2000 election, George W. Bush vs. Al Gore, and how it came down to one state--Florida--and the whole examination of the punch-card ballots to determined if the vote was all correct.
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    wcw43921 reacted to Cygnia in Political Discussion Thread (With Rules)   
    XKCD on point
     

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    wcw43921 reacted to Hermit in Political Discussion Thread (With Rules)   
    Well, I will say this is a lesson in patience in the age of the internet.
     
    I am learning so much about patience.
     
    Like I really hate having to use it.
     

     
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    wcw43921 reacted to Starlord in Political Discussion Thread (With Rules)   
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    wcw43921 got a reaction from Lawnmower Boy in Marksman variant   
    I've suggested before that a marksman-type could use a slingshot, the weapon of mischievous little boys everywhere.  Give him various less-than-lethal loads--pepper balls, hard rubber balls, paint for marking a target, flashbangs, etc.--and you're all set.  There's even the perfect name for such a character--The Menace.
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    wcw43921 reacted to BoloOfEarth in Political Discussion Thread (With Rules)   
    Trump's Michigan lawsuit thrown out:  https://www.freep.com/story/news/politics/elections/2020/11/05/trump-michigan-lawsuit-ballot-counting-case-dismissed/6173871002/ 
     
    Same in Georgia:  https://thehill.com/regulation/court-battles/524634-georgia-judge-throws-out-trump-campaign-lawsuit-on-absentee-ballots
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    wcw43921 reacted to BoloOfEarth in Jokes   
    (I thought this was posted here before, but I can't find it with a quick search, so I'll go ahead and post it.  My apologies if this is a repeat.)
     
    An American is golfing in Ireland when he slices a drive into the woods.  Searching for his ball, he discovers that he accidentally beaned a leprechaun, knocking the wee chap unconscious.  He picks up the leprechaun, who wakes up and begins bemoaning his fate.
     
    "Oh, no, ye caught me!  I either have to give you me gold, or grant ye three wishes!"
     
    The American shakes his head. "I don't want anything from you.  I feel bad because I knocked you out, and just wanted to make sure you're all right."  He sets the leprechaun down. 
     
    The leprechaun says, "No, ye caught me fair and square, I've got ta give you me gold or grant ye three wishes."
     
    "No, sir, you don't owe me anything," says the man.  "I'm sorry that my golf ball hit you, but I'm glad to see you're all right."  He picks up his golf ball and heads back to the green.
     
    The leprechaun says to himself, "Well, that's a right fine fellow, that is!  I think I'll grant him three wishes anyway.  Hmmm...  He's a golfer, so I'll grant him great golfing skills.  (snaps his fingers)  And everyone needs money, so I'll grant him all the money he needs.  (snaps his fingers again)  And he's a man, so I'll grant him a good sex life."  (snaps his fingers a third time)
     
    A year passes, and the American returns to Ireland and is golfing the same course when he slices his ball into the woods.  Going in, he sees the leprechaun sitting on a log.
     
    "Aye, ye missed me this time!"  chuckles the leprechaun.
     
    The American smiles.  "I'm glad of that.  How are you doing?"

    The leprechaun responds, "I'm doing right fine.  And yerself?"  He smiles mischievously.  "How goes the golf game?"
     
    "I've improved so much over the past year," replies the man.  "Why, I think I could even go pro if I wanted."
     
    "I did that for ye," says the leprechaun with a laugh.  "And how's the money situation?"
     
    ""It's amazing, I reach into my pockets and always find $100 bills!"  He pauses.  "I'll bet you did that for me, too."
     
    "Aye, I did," says the leprechaun.  He leers slightly and says, "And how goes it with the ladies?"
     
    The man blushes.  "One, sometimes two a week."
     
    "One or two a week?!  That's it?" sputters the surprised leprechaun.
     
    "Well," says the man, "I am a priest in a small parish..."
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    wcw43921 reacted to Hermit in Political Discussion Thread (With Rules)   
    No offense taken, I ask myself the same question. I love a lot about Tennessee, and some not so much. Why Kanye? I don't know who voted for him and I sure don't know why. It could be he has a lot of fans here. It could be some folks don't want to vote for Trump but knew that it wouldn't matter so they perhaps did it as a joke. Forgive the cynicism of "It wouldn't matter", but it was a largely foregone conclusion that Trump would win here. We had record breaking voting going on, no blame to the young Millienals and even younger Gen Zs. I'm sure they made up a great chunk of that 36% that DID go for Biden in the State. But the odds are firmly against Democrats here. 
     
    Currently, Tennessee is redder than Texas.
    Like anywhere, our cities tend towards blue, the suburban and rural go red , but unlike Texas , we don't have four of the most populated cities in the US. Not like our cities are Podunk, Bodunk, and Dead Skunk, but folks compare them to Dallas , Houston, and Austin and they're on the puny side. That said, we do have folks moving here. A running gag is that Tennessee is the Poor Man's Florida. That is, this is where folks move to retire if they can't afford to live in Florida. This means the older citizenry get an influx, and they tend to vote red.. the "Boomer" effect making red rural and suburbia areas redder still. 
     
    It's not all gray hairs and old folks rocking on chairs sipping lemonade and going "Awww... it's good to have land"
     
    We have folks moving here from other parts of the country feeling the 'califorincation' of their old states, or from California itself.  Wanting cheaper places to live, lower rents, no income tax, etc. fewer business restrictions on  whatever enterprise. (TN will bend over backwards for the chance at a new car plant... taxes, fees? NO.. that's for lesser mortals, milord.. not corporations like you)
    Unfortunately for the Democrats...  the Californians were are getting aren't just looking for a cheaper life. Many of them are conservatives who go from a state they feel they have no chance of getting their votes to matter, and coming here where the hardest choice is what FLAVOR of Red they want.  
     
    Tennessee has , normally, a pathetic voter turn out. Apathy and futility are powerful chains and we are well and truly bound. For all our boasting of the Volunteer state, when it comes to politics we stumble about in a grind. Our state legislature is currently in an iron grip of Republicans, and with Gov. Lee to help them, do their best to make sure the GOP stays in control by little moves like making if you get arrested in a peaceful protest, you can lose your voting rights. That'll teach you to think Black Lives Matter or that you had a freedom of Assembly, you little blue trouble maker you. We've got politicians so firmly affixed lips to ass to good ole boy networks, the State's own upper 5%, and , most of all, corporations determined to hold onto their mafia boss like monopolies. Add to that that Nashville is called the Vatican of the South because the Southern Baptist Union's stronghold is there (They put the FUN in Fundamentalist!) and the other evangelicals, one could make the point our religious zeal is frequently manipulated against our own interests. 
     
    I have more than once run into a Tennessean who actually likes democratic ideas, even democratic socialist ideas, but they are one issue voters, and believe Abortion is murder-flat out, no wiggle room there. Democrats are seen as 'pro abortion' and thus, cannot be voted for.
     
    I won't even get into the gun rights headaches.
     
    So we have this large chunk, but NOT large enough, of 'Not republicans' who feel disenfranchised, hopeless, and helpless. Nothing they do, or say, or think will ever make a difference until the older generation and powerful interests ease their grip. So why not vote for Kanye ? At least it's different. At least it might get noticed, might be worth a joke, or might even piss someone off. Ah,power at last, fleeting, perhaps even petty.
     
    And, at times, as I stare at a ballot, knowing the best  I can do is make the GOP worry a bit that they didn't get their usual mandate, overWHELMING victory, I can actually understand the urge. 
     
    That's what's up with my state, Charlie Brown
     
    *Sighs, drags blanket away*
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    wcw43921 got a reaction from Lord Liaden in Marksman variant   
    I've suggested before that a marksman-type could use a slingshot, the weapon of mischievous little boys everywhere.  Give him various less-than-lethal loads--pepper balls, hard rubber balls, paint for marking a target, flashbangs, etc.--and you're all set.  There's even the perfect name for such a character--The Menace.
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