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    wcw43921 got a reaction from pinecone in Political Discussion Thread (With Rules)   
    Armed Trump Supporters Confront American Indian Arizona Lawmakers
     
    I can't decide whether this part is ironic or just stupidity on the Trump supporters part--
     
    "It was during the time that I left to find a security guard that one of the Trump protestors yelled at Rep. Descheenie to get out the country because he was here illegally. “--Rep. Wenona Benally
     
    Rep. Eric Descheenie is a Navajo.  His ancestors were here long before the Trumpers' ancestors--but try telling them that. 
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    wcw43921 got a reaction from Doc Shadow in Political Discussion Thread (With Rules)   
    Armed Trump Supporters Confront American Indian Arizona Lawmakers
     
    I can't decide whether this part is ironic or just stupidity on the Trump supporters part--
     
    "It was during the time that I left to find a security guard that one of the Trump protestors yelled at Rep. Descheenie to get out the country because he was here illegally. “--Rep. Wenona Benally
     
    Rep. Eric Descheenie is a Navajo.  His ancestors were here long before the Trumpers' ancestors--but try telling them that. 
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    wcw43921 got a reaction from assault in Political Discussion Thread (With Rules)   
    Armed Trump Supporters Confront American Indian Arizona Lawmakers
     
    I can't decide whether this part is ironic or just stupidity on the Trump supporters part--
     
    "It was during the time that I left to find a security guard that one of the Trump protestors yelled at Rep. Descheenie to get out the country because he was here illegally. “--Rep. Wenona Benally
     
    Rep. Eric Descheenie is a Navajo.  His ancestors were here long before the Trumpers' ancestors--but try telling them that. 
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    wcw43921 reacted to DShomshak in Political Discussion Thread (With Rules)   
    Clearly, some people are operating on very different narratives. I like to look at it this way: Is illegal immigration a home invasion or a parking violation?
     
    Both are violations of law, but most people would say they are of greatly different severity. When people park where they shouldn't, we charge them a fine but we don't revoke their license, confiscate their car and demand massive government expenditure to make sure nobody double-parks or parks in a fire zone again. Neither do we shrug and say that since we can't stop everyone from parking in the wrong place every time, we should just give up and abandon all parking regulations.
     
    To me, that describes illegal immigration. People haven't followed the rules, but it's no big deal. Levy a penalty, but give them a chance to re-park somewhere else.
     
    A report on All Things Considered claimed that more than half the "illegals" actually entered the country legally but overstayed their visas. So this is nothing more than letting the parking meter run out on your car. Pay your ticket, move on.
     
    But clearly, to many people illegal immigration is more home invasion. Strangers have violently entered a place that is theirs to rob them and do them harm.
     
    The problem I see with this emotional response is that the country is not your home. Your home is yours. Your country is not. You, individually, do not get to say who belongs and who doesn't. Moreover, you are not, personally, robbed or harmed by the mere act of someone crossing a border without permission. Any harm is likely diffuse and indirect.
     
    No matter how intense and visceral the sense of violation, feelings are not facts. Public policy should be carefully considered and made on the most objective grounds possible. Not just because some people are confused about personal boundaries.
     
    (Though the point about employers of the undocumented is another issue. Here, I think the harm is quite objective and measurable -- including to the undocumented.)
     
    Dean Shomshak
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    My brother wrote on Facebook today:
     


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    wcw43921 reacted to Hermit in Moderator Note to folks: Regarding the F word overuse   
    Don't get cocky, little known fact, one of the Administrators is 1/8th Obscure
     
     
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    wcw43921 got a reaction from Lucius in Supers Image game   
    The Battlemaster
     
    David Yeung stumbled through the door of his apartment and  made his way to the kitchen.  He pulled a bottle of water from the refrigerator and drank it down almost all at once--he would have preferred beer, but he had to be up in the morning to work at his father's plumbing supplies shop, then work tomorrow night at his pizza delivery job.  It was long and tiring and never seemed to end, but soon he would have enough money for a better place, and maybe even a decent car.  Things were going his way--but for now, he needed to get some sleep--
     
    -I AM HERE.-
     
    David looked around in wide-eyed surprise.  Someone had spoken to him.  He tried to see where the voice had come from--and then he realized he hadn't actually heard a voice, even though the words were quite clear.  They seemed to come from inside and outside of him simultaneously.  How was that even possible?
     
    -I AM HERE, DAVID YEUNG.-
     
    "Where?  Where are you?"
     
    -I AM HERE.-
     
    "Why can't I see you?"
     
    -BECAUSE I CHOOSE NOT TO BE SEEN.-
     
    "You choose.  .  .not.  .  .to be seen.  What does that even mean?"
     
    -IT MEANS I CANNOT BE SEEN UNLESS I WILL IT!  IS THAT SO DIFFICULT A CONCEPT TO GRASP!-
     
    "Well--can you let me see you?"
     
    -YOU HAVE ALREADY SEEN ME.  REMEMBER THE NIGHT BEFORE?-
     
    The night before.  The night before, David had finished a delivery and happened to look down an alley, where he saw a couple of street thugs kicking an old man lying on the ground.  David grabbed a metal pipe he kept in his delivery car for just such a purpose, then raced down the alley and attacked the thugs, who fled the scene after a few well-placed blows.  David checked to make sure the old man was all right.  He seemed to be unconscious, but when he went to pick up his phone from where he'd dropped it, he took his eyes off the man for the briefest of moments--and when he turned back, he was gone.
     
    "So.  .  .that was you?"
     
    -INDEED.-
     
    "Well--who are you?  How did you disappear like that?"
     
    -IT IS WHAT I HAVE TRAINED MYSELF TO DO FROM MY EARLIEST DAYS.  THE MASTERY OF NINJITSU THAT I HAVE ATTAINED ALLOWS ME TO PASS COMPLETELY UNNOTICED WHEREVER I CHOOSE TO GO.-
     
    "Wait--you're a ninja?  No way!"
     
    -NOT JUST ANY NINJA.  I AM NINJITSU-SAI--SAINT OF INVISIBILITY.  MANY YEARS AGO I RESOLVED TO BECOME A TRUE MASTER OF NINJITSU, AND PUT ASIDE ALL OTHER PURSUITS TO STUDY MY ART FULLY.  AFTER YEARS OF PERFECT PRACTICE I BECAME SO THOROUGHLY PROFICIENT THAT I COULD DEFEAT ANY ATTEMPT TO PERCEIVE ME.  SO GREAT WAS MY SKILL IN THE ART THAT NOT EVEN DEATH COULD FIND ME--AND THUS DID I PASS THE CENTURIES.-
     
    "Until the night before."
     
    -YES.  FOR A BRIEF, CARELESS MOMENT I ALLOWED MY CONCENTRATION TO FAIL, AND THUS DID I BECOME VULNERABLE.  WERE IT NOT FOR YOUR AID, DEATH WOULD HAVE SURELY CLAIMED ME AFTER ALL THIS TIME.  THUS, I AM IN YOUR DEBT.-
     
    "Well, I'm glad I could help, but you don't really owe me.  .  ."
     
    -YES, I DO!  YOU SAVED MY LIFE, AND YOU SHALL BE REWARDED FOR YOUR BRAVERY!  I SHALL TEACH YOU NINJITSU!-
     
    "Wait, what?"
     
    -I MIGHT NOT SURVIVE THE NEXT TIME I BECOME VULNERABLE.  THE SKILLS I HAVE ATTAINED AND PERFECTED THROUGH CENTURIES OF PRACTICE MUST NOT BE LOST!  I SHALL PASS THEM ON TO YOU, AND YOU SHALL SUCCEED ME AS NINJITSU-SAI!-
     
    "Look, I'm okay with my life right now.  I don't want to be a ninja."
     
    -SILENCE!  THE DECISION IS MADE!  YOU ARE MY PUPIL!  I AM YOUR MASTER!  I SHALL TEACH!  YOU WILL LEARN!-
     
    "I'm not even Japanese!  I'm Korean--third generation!  I don't even speak Korean!  Pisses my father off like you wouldn't believe--"
     
    -SILENCE!  YOU WILL LEARN NINJITSU!-
     
    Thus did David Yeung become the student of the Ninjitsu-Sai,  It's not exactly the easiest course of study, what with his teacher constantly berating him, incessantly pointing out his mistakes, and reinforcing the lessons with the occasional stinging whack to the back of the hand or the back of the neck--but he does seem to be taking to the art quicker than his master would have expected of an indolent, slack-faced bag of flesh.  (His words, not mine.)  The crimefighting was actually David's idea--the Ninjitsu-Sai was opposed to it at first, but David pointed out that as long as he had to learn ninjitsu he might as well do something useful with it, and training to be a stealth-based warrior would be much more intensive if he had actual enemies to fight.  The Ninjitsu-Sai especially objected to the uniform (-CHEAP THEATRICS!  A NINJA SHOULD NOT CALL ATTENTION TO HIMSELF IN SUCH FASHION!  THE ONLY TRACES A NINJA SHOULD LEAVE OF HIS PRESENCE ARE THE CORPSES OF HIS ENEMIES!-)  and to the name (-BATTLEMASTER!  YOU DARE CALL YOURSELF MASTER!  IT WOULD BE MORE PROPER TO CALL YOURSELF BATTLEWORM!-) but again, David pointed out that first, his enemies would be looking for a man in an all-black outfit, and not a Korean-American in T-shirt and denims, second, there were laws against murder, even when it came to criminals, and third, the name Battleworm is extremely unlikely to strike terror into the hearts of one's enemies.
     
    Other than that, things have been going well.  The Battlemaster has made quite a name for himself as a determined and effective street-level crimefighter.  A few superteams have extended an invitation to join, but David has declined for now--easier to work solo than to explain who he was talking to all the time.  And he has actually managed to impress the Ninjitsu-Sai on a number of occasions--not that he'd let David know that.
     
    *****************************************************************************************
     
    *Leaves the submission on phoenix240's desk*
     
    "There.  It was close, but I think we beat the deadline."
     
    -SILENCE!  DO YOU WISH EVERYONE TO KNOW WE ARE HERE?  YOUR VOICE IS NOT SO PLEASANT THAT EVERYONE MUST HEAR IT!-
     
    "Neither is yours.  C'mon, let's go."
     
    *Slips out the window*
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    wcw43921 reacted to Ragitsu in Jokes   
    Q: What does a paladin eat for breakfast?
     
    A: Oathmeal.
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    wcw43921 reacted to Christopher in Supers Image game   
    (I can not tell if that Symbol is a B or a R. I will go with B).
     
    It was the 1980's and two large Empires were at war. Both professionals and normal citizens were taking a side. It was the Videotape format war!
     
    Betram Muscul was a ardent supporter of the Betamax side. And then he found a magical bottle. Unfortunately his knowledge of Genies was from the show "I Dream of Jeanie" and he had missed the Episode where she was asked to act "exactly like the Genies in the stories 1001 Nights" due to the short recording time of the Betamax tapes. Otherwise he might have known better then to utter a wish.
    When he asked jokingly to become "the Hero of Betamax", he was not speaking clearly to the genie. Wich gave the genie more then enough room for a ... creative interpretation.
     
    And thus Beta Mouse was born. His powers include:
    The size of a Betamax Videocasette. Wich is pretty small.
    Photographic recall of events, but only as far back as a Betamax Recoring can go. As different tapes with different Speeds and lenghts could last different times, he can memorize things father back with with decreasingly poor image/memory quality.
    The ability to stretch as far as a Betamax tape could (half of 254 meters or 127 meters)
    Immuntiy to damage from being streched forcefully or being teared in any way.
     
    His greatest weakness are of course the dread of every magnetic tape owner:
    Strong Magnetic fields.
    And being pulled to a long and knotted into a tangle.
     
    Despite this less then stellar Origin, he was still a decent hero of his time. And of our time. Because in a element of cruelty, Beta Mouse was given immuntiy to the ravages of time and most forms of death. So he is sitll active, 40 years after the Videotape Format War was a thing. And most people do not even know what a Betamax or VHS Videotape is.
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    Thank You.  And here is the next image--
     

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    Thank You.  And here is the next image--
     

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    wcw43921 got a reaction from phoenix240 in Supers Image game   
    The Battlemaster
     
    David Yeung stumbled through the door of his apartment and  made his way to the kitchen.  He pulled a bottle of water from the refrigerator and drank it down almost all at once--he would have preferred beer, but he had to be up in the morning to work at his father's plumbing supplies shop, then work tomorrow night at his pizza delivery job.  It was long and tiring and never seemed to end, but soon he would have enough money for a better place, and maybe even a decent car.  Things were going his way--but for now, he needed to get some sleep--
     
    -I AM HERE.-
     
    David looked around in wide-eyed surprise.  Someone had spoken to him.  He tried to see where the voice had come from--and then he realized he hadn't actually heard a voice, even though the words were quite clear.  They seemed to come from inside and outside of him simultaneously.  How was that even possible?
     
    -I AM HERE, DAVID YEUNG.-
     
    "Where?  Where are you?"
     
    -I AM HERE.-
     
    "Why can't I see you?"
     
    -BECAUSE I CHOOSE NOT TO BE SEEN.-
     
    "You choose.  .  .not.  .  .to be seen.  What does that even mean?"
     
    -IT MEANS I CANNOT BE SEEN UNLESS I WILL IT!  IS THAT SO DIFFICULT A CONCEPT TO GRASP!-
     
    "Well--can you let me see you?"
     
    -YOU HAVE ALREADY SEEN ME.  REMEMBER THE NIGHT BEFORE?-
     
    The night before.  The night before, David had finished a delivery and happened to look down an alley, where he saw a couple of street thugs kicking an old man lying on the ground.  David grabbed a metal pipe he kept in his delivery car for just such a purpose, then raced down the alley and attacked the thugs, who fled the scene after a few well-placed blows.  David checked to make sure the old man was all right.  He seemed to be unconscious, but when he went to pick up his phone from where he'd dropped it, he took his eyes off the man for the briefest of moments--and when he turned back, he was gone.
     
    "So.  .  .that was you?"
     
    -INDEED.-
     
    "Well--who are you?  How did you disappear like that?"
     
    -IT IS WHAT I HAVE TRAINED MYSELF TO DO FROM MY EARLIEST DAYS.  THE MASTERY OF NINJITSU THAT I HAVE ATTAINED ALLOWS ME TO PASS COMPLETELY UNNOTICED WHEREVER I CHOOSE TO GO.-
     
    "Wait--you're a ninja?  No way!"
     
    -NOT JUST ANY NINJA.  I AM NINJITSU-SAI--SAINT OF INVISIBILITY.  MANY YEARS AGO I RESOLVED TO BECOME A TRUE MASTER OF NINJITSU, AND PUT ASIDE ALL OTHER PURSUITS TO STUDY MY ART FULLY.  AFTER YEARS OF PERFECT PRACTICE I BECAME SO THOROUGHLY PROFICIENT THAT I COULD DEFEAT ANY ATTEMPT TO PERCEIVE ME.  SO GREAT WAS MY SKILL IN THE ART THAT NOT EVEN DEATH COULD FIND ME--AND THUS DID I PASS THE CENTURIES.-
     
    "Until the night before."
     
    -YES.  FOR A BRIEF, CARELESS MOMENT I ALLOWED MY CONCENTRATION TO FAIL, AND THUS DID I BECOME VULNERABLE.  WERE IT NOT FOR YOUR AID, DEATH WOULD HAVE SURELY CLAIMED ME AFTER ALL THIS TIME.  THUS, I AM IN YOUR DEBT.-
     
    "Well, I'm glad I could help, but you don't really owe me.  .  ."
     
    -YES, I DO!  YOU SAVED MY LIFE, AND YOU SHALL BE REWARDED FOR YOUR BRAVERY!  I SHALL TEACH YOU NINJITSU!-
     
    "Wait, what?"
     
    -I MIGHT NOT SURVIVE THE NEXT TIME I BECOME VULNERABLE.  THE SKILLS I HAVE ATTAINED AND PERFECTED THROUGH CENTURIES OF PRACTICE MUST NOT BE LOST!  I SHALL PASS THEM ON TO YOU, AND YOU SHALL SUCCEED ME AS NINJITSU-SAI!-
     
    "Look, I'm okay with my life right now.  I don't want to be a ninja."
     
    -SILENCE!  THE DECISION IS MADE!  YOU ARE MY PUPIL!  I AM YOUR MASTER!  I SHALL TEACH!  YOU WILL LEARN!-
     
    "I'm not even Japanese!  I'm Korean--third generation!  I don't even speak Korean!  Pisses my father off like you wouldn't believe--"
     
    -SILENCE!  YOU WILL LEARN NINJITSU!-
     
    Thus did David Yeung become the student of the Ninjitsu-Sai,  It's not exactly the easiest course of study, what with his teacher constantly berating him, incessantly pointing out his mistakes, and reinforcing the lessons with the occasional stinging whack to the back of the hand or the back of the neck--but he does seem to be taking to the art quicker than his master would have expected of an indolent, slack-faced bag of flesh.  (His words, not mine.)  The crimefighting was actually David's idea--the Ninjitsu-Sai was opposed to it at first, but David pointed out that as long as he had to learn ninjitsu he might as well do something useful with it, and training to be a stealth-based warrior would be much more intensive if he had actual enemies to fight.  The Ninjitsu-Sai especially objected to the uniform (-CHEAP THEATRICS!  A NINJA SHOULD NOT CALL ATTENTION TO HIMSELF IN SUCH FASHION!  THE ONLY TRACES A NINJA SHOULD LEAVE OF HIS PRESENCE ARE THE CORPSES OF HIS ENEMIES!-)  and to the name (-BATTLEMASTER!  YOU DARE CALL YOURSELF MASTER!  IT WOULD BE MORE PROPER TO CALL YOURSELF BATTLEWORM!-) but again, David pointed out that first, his enemies would be looking for a man in an all-black outfit, and not a Korean-American in T-shirt and denims, second, there were laws against murder, even when it came to criminals, and third, the name Battleworm is extremely unlikely to strike terror into the hearts of one's enemies.
     
    Other than that, things have been going well.  The Battlemaster has made quite a name for himself as a determined and effective street-level crimefighter.  A few superteams have extended an invitation to join, but David has declined for now--easier to work solo than to explain who he was talking to all the time.  And he has actually managed to impress the Ninjitsu-Sai on a number of occasions--not that he'd let David know that.
     
    *****************************************************************************************
     
    *Leaves the submission on phoenix240's desk*
     
    "There.  It was close, but I think we beat the deadline."
     
    -SILENCE!  DO YOU WISH EVERYONE TO KNOW WE ARE HERE?  YOUR VOICE IS NOT SO PLEASANT THAT EVERYONE MUST HEAR IT!-
     
    "Neither is yours.  C'mon, let's go."
     
    *Slips out the window*
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    wcw43921 reacted to Hermit in Moderator Note to folks: Regarding the F word overuse   
    To those of you have been understanding, I thank you...
     
     
    some others are going on 'The List'
     
    (Note to Self: remember to make a list)
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    wcw43921 reacted to Logan.1179 in Moderator Note to folks: Regarding the F word overuse   
    Trivia of the day: the use of symbols as from older comics for swearing ( #$!*% ) is called a grawlix.
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    wcw43921 got a reaction from BoloOfEarth in Supers Image game   
    The Battlemaster
     
    David Yeung stumbled through the door of his apartment and  made his way to the kitchen.  He pulled a bottle of water from the refrigerator and drank it down almost all at once--he would have preferred beer, but he had to be up in the morning to work at his father's plumbing supplies shop, then work tomorrow night at his pizza delivery job.  It was long and tiring and never seemed to end, but soon he would have enough money for a better place, and maybe even a decent car.  Things were going his way--but for now, he needed to get some sleep--
     
    -I AM HERE.-
     
    David looked around in wide-eyed surprise.  Someone had spoken to him.  He tried to see where the voice had come from--and then he realized he hadn't actually heard a voice, even though the words were quite clear.  They seemed to come from inside and outside of him simultaneously.  How was that even possible?
     
    -I AM HERE, DAVID YEUNG.-
     
    "Where?  Where are you?"
     
    -I AM HERE.-
     
    "Why can't I see you?"
     
    -BECAUSE I CHOOSE NOT TO BE SEEN.-
     
    "You choose.  .  .not.  .  .to be seen.  What does that even mean?"
     
    -IT MEANS I CANNOT BE SEEN UNLESS I WILL IT!  IS THAT SO DIFFICULT A CONCEPT TO GRASP!-
     
    "Well--can you let me see you?"
     
    -YOU HAVE ALREADY SEEN ME.  REMEMBER THE NIGHT BEFORE?-
     
    The night before.  The night before, David had finished a delivery and happened to look down an alley, where he saw a couple of street thugs kicking an old man lying on the ground.  David grabbed a metal pipe he kept in his delivery car for just such a purpose, then raced down the alley and attacked the thugs, who fled the scene after a few well-placed blows.  David checked to make sure the old man was all right.  He seemed to be unconscious, but when he went to pick up his phone from where he'd dropped it, he took his eyes off the man for the briefest of moments--and when he turned back, he was gone.
     
    "So.  .  .that was you?"
     
    -INDEED.-
     
    "Well--who are you?  How did you disappear like that?"
     
    -IT IS WHAT I HAVE TRAINED MYSELF TO DO FROM MY EARLIEST DAYS.  THE MASTERY OF NINJITSU THAT I HAVE ATTAINED ALLOWS ME TO PASS COMPLETELY UNNOTICED WHEREVER I CHOOSE TO GO.-
     
    "Wait--you're a ninja?  No way!"
     
    -NOT JUST ANY NINJA.  I AM NINJITSU-SAI--SAINT OF INVISIBILITY.  MANY YEARS AGO I RESOLVED TO BECOME A TRUE MASTER OF NINJITSU, AND PUT ASIDE ALL OTHER PURSUITS TO STUDY MY ART FULLY.  AFTER YEARS OF PERFECT PRACTICE I BECAME SO THOROUGHLY PROFICIENT THAT I COULD DEFEAT ANY ATTEMPT TO PERCEIVE ME.  SO GREAT WAS MY SKILL IN THE ART THAT NOT EVEN DEATH COULD FIND ME--AND THUS DID I PASS THE CENTURIES.-
     
    "Until the night before."
     
    -YES.  FOR A BRIEF, CARELESS MOMENT I ALLOWED MY CONCENTRATION TO FAIL, AND THUS DID I BECOME VULNERABLE.  WERE IT NOT FOR YOUR AID, DEATH WOULD HAVE SURELY CLAIMED ME AFTER ALL THIS TIME.  THUS, I AM IN YOUR DEBT.-
     
    "Well, I'm glad I could help, but you don't really owe me.  .  ."
     
    -YES, I DO!  YOU SAVED MY LIFE, AND YOU SHALL BE REWARDED FOR YOUR BRAVERY!  I SHALL TEACH YOU NINJITSU!-
     
    "Wait, what?"
     
    -I MIGHT NOT SURVIVE THE NEXT TIME I BECOME VULNERABLE.  THE SKILLS I HAVE ATTAINED AND PERFECTED THROUGH CENTURIES OF PRACTICE MUST NOT BE LOST!  I SHALL PASS THEM ON TO YOU, AND YOU SHALL SUCCEED ME AS NINJITSU-SAI!-
     
    "Look, I'm okay with my life right now.  I don't want to be a ninja."
     
    -SILENCE!  THE DECISION IS MADE!  YOU ARE MY PUPIL!  I AM YOUR MASTER!  I SHALL TEACH!  YOU WILL LEARN!-
     
    "I'm not even Japanese!  I'm Korean--third generation!  I don't even speak Korean!  Pisses my father off like you wouldn't believe--"
     
    -SILENCE!  YOU WILL LEARN NINJITSU!-
     
    Thus did David Yeung become the student of the Ninjitsu-Sai,  It's not exactly the easiest course of study, what with his teacher constantly berating him, incessantly pointing out his mistakes, and reinforcing the lessons with the occasional stinging whack to the back of the hand or the back of the neck--but he does seem to be taking to the art quicker than his master would have expected of an indolent, slack-faced bag of flesh.  (His words, not mine.)  The crimefighting was actually David's idea--the Ninjitsu-Sai was opposed to it at first, but David pointed out that as long as he had to learn ninjitsu he might as well do something useful with it, and training to be a stealth-based warrior would be much more intensive if he had actual enemies to fight.  The Ninjitsu-Sai especially objected to the uniform (-CHEAP THEATRICS!  A NINJA SHOULD NOT CALL ATTENTION TO HIMSELF IN SUCH FASHION!  THE ONLY TRACES A NINJA SHOULD LEAVE OF HIS PRESENCE ARE THE CORPSES OF HIS ENEMIES!-)  and to the name (-BATTLEMASTER!  YOU DARE CALL YOURSELF MASTER!  IT WOULD BE MORE PROPER TO CALL YOURSELF BATTLEWORM!-) but again, David pointed out that first, his enemies would be looking for a man in an all-black outfit, and not a Korean-American in T-shirt and denims, second, there were laws against murder, even when it came to criminals, and third, the name Battleworm is extremely unlikely to strike terror into the hearts of one's enemies.
     
    Other than that, things have been going well.  The Battlemaster has made quite a name for himself as a determined and effective street-level crimefighter.  A few superteams have extended an invitation to join, but David has declined for now--easier to work solo than to explain who he was talking to all the time.  And he has actually managed to impress the Ninjitsu-Sai on a number of occasions--not that he'd let David know that.
     
    *****************************************************************************************
     
    *Leaves the submission on phoenix240's desk*
     
    "There.  It was close, but I think we beat the deadline."
     
    -SILENCE!  DO YOU WISH EVERYONE TO KNOW WE ARE HERE?  YOUR VOICE IS NOT SO PLEASANT THAT EVERYONE MUST HEAR IT!-
     
    "Neither is yours.  C'mon, let's go."
     
    *Slips out the window*
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    Duckworth Announces Pregnancy
     
    She'll be the first US Senator to give birth while in office.  Congratulations to her and her family.
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    The Battlemaster
     
    David Yeung stumbled through the door of his apartment and  made his way to the kitchen.  He pulled a bottle of water from the refrigerator and drank it down almost all at once--he would have preferred beer, but he had to be up in the morning to work at his father's plumbing supplies shop, then work tomorrow night at his pizza delivery job.  It was long and tiring and never seemed to end, but soon he would have enough money for a better place, and maybe even a decent car.  Things were going his way--but for now, he needed to get some sleep--
     
    -I AM HERE.-
     
    David looked around in wide-eyed surprise.  Someone had spoken to him.  He tried to see where the voice had come from--and then he realized he hadn't actually heard a voice, even though the words were quite clear.  They seemed to come from inside and outside of him simultaneously.  How was that even possible?
     
    -I AM HERE, DAVID YEUNG.-
     
    "Where?  Where are you?"
     
    -I AM HERE.-
     
    "Why can't I see you?"
     
    -BECAUSE I CHOOSE NOT TO BE SEEN.-
     
    "You choose.  .  .not.  .  .to be seen.  What does that even mean?"
     
    -IT MEANS I CANNOT BE SEEN UNLESS I WILL IT!  IS THAT SO DIFFICULT A CONCEPT TO GRASP!-
     
    "Well--can you let me see you?"
     
    -YOU HAVE ALREADY SEEN ME.  REMEMBER THE NIGHT BEFORE?-
     
    The night before.  The night before, David had finished a delivery and happened to look down an alley, where he saw a couple of street thugs kicking an old man lying on the ground.  David grabbed a metal pipe he kept in his delivery car for just such a purpose, then raced down the alley and attacked the thugs, who fled the scene after a few well-placed blows.  David checked to make sure the old man was all right.  He seemed to be unconscious, but when he went to pick up his phone from where he'd dropped it, he took his eyes off the man for the briefest of moments--and when he turned back, he was gone.
     
    "So.  .  .that was you?"
     
    -INDEED.-
     
    "Well--who are you?  How did you disappear like that?"
     
    -IT IS WHAT I HAVE TRAINED MYSELF TO DO FROM MY EARLIEST DAYS.  THE MASTERY OF NINJITSU THAT I HAVE ATTAINED ALLOWS ME TO PASS COMPLETELY UNNOTICED WHEREVER I CHOOSE TO GO.-
     
    "Wait--you're a ninja?  No way!"
     
    -NOT JUST ANY NINJA.  I AM NINJITSU-SAI--SAINT OF INVISIBILITY.  MANY YEARS AGO I RESOLVED TO BECOME A TRUE MASTER OF NINJITSU, AND PUT ASIDE ALL OTHER PURSUITS TO STUDY MY ART FULLY.  AFTER YEARS OF PERFECT PRACTICE I BECAME SO THOROUGHLY PROFICIENT THAT I COULD DEFEAT ANY ATTEMPT TO PERCEIVE ME.  SO GREAT WAS MY SKILL IN THE ART THAT NOT EVEN DEATH COULD FIND ME--AND THUS DID I PASS THE CENTURIES.-
     
    "Until the night before."
     
    -YES.  FOR A BRIEF, CARELESS MOMENT I ALLOWED MY CONCENTRATION TO FAIL, AND THUS DID I BECOME VULNERABLE.  WERE IT NOT FOR YOUR AID, DEATH WOULD HAVE SURELY CLAIMED ME AFTER ALL THIS TIME.  THUS, I AM IN YOUR DEBT.-
     
    "Well, I'm glad I could help, but you don't really owe me.  .  ."
     
    -YES, I DO!  YOU SAVED MY LIFE, AND YOU SHALL BE REWARDED FOR YOUR BRAVERY!  I SHALL TEACH YOU NINJITSU!-
     
    "Wait, what?"
     
    -I MIGHT NOT SURVIVE THE NEXT TIME I BECOME VULNERABLE.  THE SKILLS I HAVE ATTAINED AND PERFECTED THROUGH CENTURIES OF PRACTICE MUST NOT BE LOST!  I SHALL PASS THEM ON TO YOU, AND YOU SHALL SUCCEED ME AS NINJITSU-SAI!-
     
    "Look, I'm okay with my life right now.  I don't want to be a ninja."
     
    -SILENCE!  THE DECISION IS MADE!  YOU ARE MY PUPIL!  I AM YOUR MASTER!  I SHALL TEACH!  YOU WILL LEARN!-
     
    "I'm not even Japanese!  I'm Korean--third generation!  I don't even speak Korean!  Pisses my father off like you wouldn't believe--"
     
    -SILENCE!  YOU WILL LEARN NINJITSU!-
     
    Thus did David Yeung become the student of the Ninjitsu-Sai,  It's not exactly the easiest course of study, what with his teacher constantly berating him, incessantly pointing out his mistakes, and reinforcing the lessons with the occasional stinging whack to the back of the hand or the back of the neck--but he does seem to be taking to the art quicker than his master would have expected of an indolent, slack-faced bag of flesh.  (His words, not mine.)  The crimefighting was actually David's idea--the Ninjitsu-Sai was opposed to it at first, but David pointed out that as long as he had to learn ninjitsu he might as well do something useful with it, and training to be a stealth-based warrior would be much more intensive if he had actual enemies to fight.  The Ninjitsu-Sai especially objected to the uniform (-CHEAP THEATRICS!  A NINJA SHOULD NOT CALL ATTENTION TO HIMSELF IN SUCH FASHION!  THE ONLY TRACES A NINJA SHOULD LEAVE OF HIS PRESENCE ARE THE CORPSES OF HIS ENEMIES!-)  and to the name (-BATTLEMASTER!  YOU DARE CALL YOURSELF MASTER!  IT WOULD BE MORE PROPER TO CALL YOURSELF BATTLEWORM!-) but again, David pointed out that first, his enemies would be looking for a man in an all-black outfit, and not a Korean-American in T-shirt and denims, second, there were laws against murder, even when it came to criminals, and third, the name Battleworm is extremely unlikely to strike terror into the hearts of one's enemies.
     
    Other than that, things have been going well.  The Battlemaster has made quite a name for himself as a determined and effective street-level crimefighter.  A few superteams have extended an invitation to join, but David has declined for now--easier to work solo than to explain who he was talking to all the time.  And he has actually managed to impress the Ninjitsu-Sai on a number of occasions--not that he'd let David know that.
     
    *****************************************************************************************
     
    *Leaves the submission on phoenix240's desk*
     
    "There.  It was close, but I think we beat the deadline."
     
    -SILENCE!  DO YOU WISH EVERYONE TO KNOW WE ARE HERE?  YOUR VOICE IS NOT SO PLEASANT THAT EVERYONE MUST HEAR IT!-
     
    "Neither is yours.  C'mon, let's go."
     
    *Slips out the window*
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    It's almost as if someone has been working diligently to try to keep that to a minimum 
     
    Mostly you good people to be fair
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    As I understand it, Sentinel Comics: The Roleplaying Game Starter Kit From Greater Than Games is responsible for global climate change as well as Justin Bieber.  It curdles milk if placed in the same refrigerator, and has been known to make babies cry and dogs howl.  I believe it's the favored game of Kim Jong Un.
     
    Whereas  Golden Age Champions cures cancer, provides cheap energy to third world nations, and causes spontaneous peace in the Middle East. 
     
    I think the choice is clear.
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    Well, that goes without saying.  Go GAC!
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    Thank You, phoenix240.  Thank You all. 
     
    And here's the next image--
     

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    Sentinels of the Multiverse is a cooperative card game.  It is a pretty good game, I enjoy it and I am intrigued by how they might go in an RPG.  From my reading they are launching a comic to go with the game.
     
    still would prefer HERO to get a win!  :-)
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    Physics final exam question: A 5 gram fig falls from the tree. Calculate the force with it hits the ground to the nearest fig-newton.
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    Its about time he put his underwear back on the outside like a normal superhero.
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