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  1. And you are right to do so! That was a really fun movie.
  2. Thanks for the info! My next character will be another originally-villainous archetype, the Robotics Mastermind (I think that's right). I played a lot more Champions Online than I ever did CoH, but I think I like the play style of CoH better. In theory, I really liked the more freeform nature of powers in CO, but I feel like they never got the balance as good as it could have been. It also felt sort of like a half measure. One thing I definitely missed in CO was the CoH teleport. An actual teleport instead of a weird desolid+flight. I'd love to see a super hero MMORPG that was more Hero-like in its philosophy, with special effects more separated from mechanics. I have ideas, but the probably isn't the place to go into them.
  3. I installed this yesterday and played a bit. I wasn't a huge player before (I only got one character to 50), but I enjoyed it. For my first character I recreated my previous level 50 Will Power/Super Strength Tanker as a Super Strength/Will Power brute. I really like that the archetypes aren't restricted between the sides, now. Was that change made before the end, or was it introduced with the return?
  4. I get it. I went from very prescriptivist when I was younger to pretty much totally descriptivist these days. If people are using it, it's a word. And if enough people are using it wrong, well, they're using it right, now. (But occasionally the prescriptivist in me rears up and screams when someone uses "flaunt" for "flout".)
  5. Thanks for the detailed answer. I can see where you're coming from, but there is even less reason to be bound by the rules of a language that we are borrowing a word from then there is to be bound by outdated rules in our own language. I sizable group of Latin individuals adopted that term because they felt using Latino to describe them all was insufficient. No one is pretending it's a panacea, but it is a small step toward moving away from the masculine as a default. And as for the non-binary folks, why find some other work around when we already have this one? This reminds me strongly of the resistance to the singular "they".
  6. You seem emotionally invested in this. What is it exactly about "Latinx" that bothers you? Do you have a better word for talking about a mixed gender group of Latin-American descent? Or talking about non-binary folk of Latin-American descent?
  7. Language evolves. Existing words weren't serving a needed purpose, so a new one was created. It happens all the time.
  8. But, on the plus side - Come to the Phantom Zone!Live forever! See the universe! It practically sells itself.
  9. Are Endgame spoilers okay in this thread? I'll wrap this in spoiler tags, just in case. Here's what I'd like to see for a Fantastic Four movie
  10. There's debate about everything, including whether or not the Earth is flat, so I don't find the existence of debate meaningful. An individual can be subject to multiple jurisdictions. Almost all of us are. I'm subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, the state of Texas, and the city of Austin. If I were in the military I'd also be subject to that jurisdiction. If I travel to England, I'm subject to the jurisdiction of that country, but still subject to the jurisdiction of the US (unless I go through the complex process of renouncing my citizenship). The amendment does not say subject exclusively to the jurisdiction of the US. The argument that being subject to another jurisdiction somehow means they aren't subject to US jurisdiction is entirely specious. Besides which, to argue that these children are not subject to the jurisdiction of the US is to argue that their parents also are not. If they are not subject to the jurisdiction of the US, then they are not bound by its laws. If that were the case, US law enforcement would have no authority over them. Children of anyone with diplomatic immunity have always been excluded for exactly that reason. They, in fact, are not subject to the jurisdiction of the US. That's what diplomatic immunity is.
  11. But the law changed with the passage of the 14th amendment, which is quite explicit that those children are citizens.
  12. As hard as it may be to believe, you are not the universal arbiter of importance. I'm not saying they needed more screen time. I thought Shuri being in the battle made perfect sense, and I don't have a strong opinion on Mantis. If all you're saying is that it wouldn't have made sense to spend more time on them away from the battle, given their place in the story, I have no problem with that. But to just flat say that the characters are unimportant is dismissive of the people out there who do care about those characters. Those characters are important to them, and their view of the movie matters just as much as yours.
  13. They are not important to you. You aren't the only person the movie was made for. And as far as Shuri being combat capable goes, she's a princess in a country where rule can be determined by martial prowess. It's pretty likely that she has extensive combat training.
  14. People keep saying stuff like this, trying to equate the two parties, but I never see any actual coherent point by point comparisons. If it can be done so easily, please show us how.
  15. Tony built that gauntlet. I'm sure once he was in physical contact with it, his armor's shifting/reforming capability was up to the task. Also, the movie was great.
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