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@  ▲ndrusi : (17 June 2019 - 01:33 PM)

Also you have Bayonetta and a bunch of Fire Emblem people.

@  ▲ndrusi : (17 June 2019 - 01:33 PM)

...I mean, Tales character. Probably up to/for it.

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 June 2019 - 01:26 PM)

But what if I need to kill a god? Or several of them?

@  ▲ndrusi : (17 June 2019 - 11:25 AM)

Kratos is allowed, but only the one from Tales of Symphonia

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 June 2019 - 10:56 AM)

So no Kratos?

@  ▲ndrusi : (17 June 2019 - 10:42 AM)

In any case I'd rather have another Fire Emblem character than another character from a PlayStation exclusive game who teeeeeechnically was in a spinoff.

@  ▲ndrusi : (17 June 2019 - 10:39 AM)

Kong had his name on the games first, but Mario was the protagonist first. It's debatable.

@  Rycochet : (17 June 2019 - 10:33 AM)

Wouldn't Mario be the one spun off from the Donkey Kong franchise, given that Kong was first?

@  Pennpenn : (17 June 2019 - 05:19 AM)

I would count Wario and Yoshi, but not DK (might be because I wasn't even aware DK was spun off from the Mario franchise until I was in my mid-20s, but whatever)

@  unluckiness : (17 June 2019 - 04:13 AM)

But to be fair, Corrin is the only one I particularly dislike and it's really more boredom due to their blandness as characters

@  unluckiness : (17 June 2019 - 04:09 AM)

It would depend on whether or not you count DK, Wario and Yoshi as part of the Mario franchise or separate. Scratch that, there are more Mario characters even with just the mushroom symbol people but it's a close call.

@  Pennpenn : (17 June 2019 - 02:55 AM)

You'd figure Fire Emblem would have enough characters in Smash. Kinda feels like there's more FE characters than Mario characters.

@  unluckiness : (16 June 2019 - 01:20 AM)

And for hug's sake, I hope that the new Fire Emblem's PC isn't one of the DLC

@  Sean Whitmore : (15 June 2019 - 04:11 PM)

Smash Bros could never touch a new franchise again, and I'd still have laundry lists of side characters and villains I'd love to see included.

@  unluckiness : (15 June 2019 - 09:36 AM)

DINNER

@  SG Roadbuster : (15 June 2019 - 09:36 AM)

cuz i wanna fight a boat

@  SG Roadbuster : (15 June 2019 - 09:35 AM)

if we must have another zelda character, id want the king of red lion

@  MEDdMI : (14 June 2019 - 10:38 PM)

I would unironically love Tingle in Smash.

@  Paladin : (14 June 2019 - 02:06 PM)

they HAVE to put Travis Touchdown in at some point now, right???

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 June 2019 - 01:24 PM)

Right after Shaq.

@  Locoman : (14 June 2019 - 12:36 PM)

When will we get Bluster Kong in Smash?

@  unluckiness : (14 June 2019 - 08:20 AM)

The last three DLC characters are Tingle, Charles Barkley and L Tetris block with Reverse L Tetris block as an Echo fighter.

@  MEDdMI : (14 June 2019 - 08:09 AM)

Pipe dream Smash entry: The Prince from the Katamari series. :D

@  MEDdMI : (14 June 2019 - 06:35 AM)

The space/time around them gets frozen too! ....or something.

@  unluckiness : (14 June 2019 - 06:01 AM)

I still want to find out how freezing people suspends them in midair

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (14 June 2019 - 02:45 AM)

We really need Subzero or Scorpion in Smash. Violence aside, they are pretty big gaming icons as well.

@  Steevy Maximus : (13 June 2019 - 08:18 PM)

Given Nintendo's relationship with Tecmo, I'm still waiting for Ryu Hyabusa

@  TheMightyMol... : (13 June 2019 - 07:19 PM)

I'm still waiting for Doomguy.

@  Steevy Maximus : (13 June 2019 - 06:47 PM)

I just started watching High School DxD (don't judge me...) and I caught on the Nintendo Treehouse some request Rias for Smash lol

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 June 2019 - 11:25 AM)

I have having to watch a video to find out why someone wanted me to watch the video

@  Nevermore : (11 June 2019 - 04:58 PM)

I remember when the TPB for The Dark Age 2 was delayed for an entire year...

@  Trpodeca : (11 June 2019 - 03:55 AM)

I just wish they'd release the Astro City paperback trades.

@  Nevermore : (10 June 2019 - 05:31 AM)

As an open-minded heterosexual, I wouldn't mind seeing more of that.

@  Nevermore : (10 June 2019 - 05:29 AM)

Currently in the process of re-reading Kurt Busiek's Astro City. Big props for the issue featuring the "Dancing Master" and its portrayal of non-stereotypical gay characters.

@  TM2-Megatron : (10 June 2019 - 05:25 AM)

Don't phone charges often contain special rapid charge circuitry, though? The voltage might be higher too, given the selfie stick probably has a very basic battery.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (09 June 2019 - 11:28 PM)

Glad to be of assistance!

@  Telly : (09 June 2019 - 10:32 PM)

*checks selfie stick and phone charger* huh. perfect fit. thanks!

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (09 June 2019 - 09:58 PM)

I would use the USB-to-AC adapter that came with my iPhone, though I gather you must have a different brand of cell phone.

@  TM2-Megatron : (09 June 2019 - 05:42 PM)

In that case a generic adapter is probably your best bet, then. Keep in mind a lot of hotels now have plain USB outlets in rooms too, though; but I guess that's not guaranteed

@  Telly : (09 June 2019 - 05:31 PM)

yeah, i just need something small to plug into the wall. im not sure im taking my laptop on my trip later this year and i want a way to charge my stuff

@  TM2-Megatron : (09 June 2019 - 05:04 PM)

They also have wall outlets with built-in USB in addition to the two regular plugs; I installed those around my place so I have USB ports everywhere

@  TM2-Megatron : (09 June 2019 - 05:02 PM)

You might be able to get a generic adapter to use with it at Radio Shack if you know the appropriate voltages or whatever

@  TM2-Megatron : (09 June 2019 - 05:01 PM)

It came with a USB cable with no AC adapter? A lot of lower priced electronics do that, presumably assuming that USB is pretty ubiquitous

@  TM2-Megatron : (09 June 2019 - 05:00 PM)

Yeah, must be, I guess.

@  Telly : (09 June 2019 - 04:59 PM)

maybe having bluetooth has something to do with it?

@  Telly : (09 June 2019 - 04:58 PM)

the one i got has an on/off button, and came with a usb to attach to my laptop to charge it. its this one https://www.walmart....ility/432985497

@  TM2-Megatron : (09 June 2019 - 04:51 PM)

Selfie sticks have power? I thought they were to just hold the phone away from you

@  Telly : (09 June 2019 - 04:44 PM)

need some technical help.how do i charge my selfie stick without using my laptop? is there some kind of portable charger? i know it sounds like a dumb question, but i dont know very much about this stuff

@  MEDdMI : (08 June 2019 - 06:58 PM)

Different songs or overdosing don't work for me. My brain can play multiple songs at once. Best to do something else to distract me.

@  Xellos : (08 June 2019 - 05:36 PM)

Still, the worst is having the last song I hear before going into work being stuck in my head all day.


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#141 G.B.Blackrock

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Posted 24 May 2019 - 04:37 PM

 

Maybe I'm too tied to the characterization of Picard in the novels. Picard in the novels had no interest in becoming admiral, quite explicitly.

 

He's an explorer at heart. Being tied to a desk would have been anathema to him.

 

He doesn't have to resemble Kirk to share Kirk's antipathy to becoming admiral.

 

As an admiral, he would still have a ship. Ross had one, Riker had one, and he could have one and be in charge of exploration. Just because he is an admiral doesn't mean that he has to stay at a desk on a star base or Earth.

 

 

Admirals CAN have ships (as you point out), but I don't think it works quite like you're suggesting.

In any event, the point is that Picard is demonstrated (arguably more in the novels, but even within the canon) to have an antipathy for this specific position. I do not argue that it's impossible that he would find himself in that role, and I'm certainly happy to see what explanation (if any) is offered in the new series.

But to deny that he would have resisted it seems, to me, to deny the character we've seen up to this point.


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Posted 24 May 2019 - 04:50 PM

I don't see why anyone who ever aspired to be a starship captain would want to become an admiral.  That doesn't seem like any kind of upgrade.

 

(Well, I can see why Janeway might be done with captaining, but in normal circumstances, no.)

The reality is that no one actually aspires to be an admiral in Starfleet, they are merely promoted behind a desk before they inevitably go insane.  That's why there's so many insane admirals in Star Trek... it's how they get lunatics out of the captain's chair.


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Posted 24 May 2019 - 06:00 PM

People change over time. I could certainly see Picard rejecting the admiralty for many years until he started to realize that the captain’s chair was better for someone younger. His knowledge and experience would eventually be better suited to a slower-paced position.

Part of the reason I lost interest in Star Trek novels was their insistence that Our Heroes are basically immortal. Even if you want to accept that 24th century humans regularly live into their 140s, they still have to age and change over time.

I’m cynical about a most things in life, but I’m going to continue to maintain a positive attitude about the new generation of Star Trek. Some of you people are real buzzkills.

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Posted 24 May 2019 - 06:23 PM

I'm about a year behind on novels (I was broke and in survival mode until relatively recently), but I do know
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At that point, it just becomes a question between Admiral, Starfleet Academy instructor, or Ambassador (which involves leaving Starfleet entirely). As much as Jean-Luc would thrive as a teacher, he himself might not think he's up to it, so Admiral it is.

Plus, as tec suggested, maybe Akaar tried the same stunt he did with Riker.

"Captain, step into my office. --Congratulations, you're an admiral, deal with this crisis I'mgoingforlunchSEEYA!"

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Posted 24 May 2019 - 09:55 PM

As long as Bad Robot is involved, a good Star Trek show/movie will be utter impossibility.



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Posted 26 May 2019 - 11:55 PM

As an admiral, he would still have a ship. Ross had one, Riker had one, and he could have one and be in charge of exploration. Just because he is an admiral doesn't mean that he has to stay at a desk on a star base or Earth.


I always thought it would have made more sense for the roles in TNG to be a bit different. Since the Enterprise-D was always called the flagship of the Federation, I thought Picard should have been an admiral and Troi should have been a Federation ambassador with Riker as the ship's captain.

It would have made the importance of their actions seem more far-reaching than just another Federation starship having banal adventures because there would have been no question that they had plenipotentiary authority.

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Posted 27 May 2019 - 08:02 AM

Riker as ships captain might have been even more of a Phase 2 successor than TNG was. If memory serves, wasnt the long term plan to phase out Kirk (Shatner only signed on for a handful of episodes I think) and make Decker captain after promoting Kirk?

Edit: take what I said with a grain of salt. Im positive I read that before, but Memory Alpha does not confirm it...hmm

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Posted 28 May 2019 - 10:02 AM

I'm really hoping this show is actually about Picard's struggles in starting up an independent vineyard while dealing with the social strain of retirement.


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Posted 28 May 2019 - 10:11 AM

People change over time. I could certainly see Picard rejecting the admiralty for many years until he started to realize that the captain’s chair was better for someone younger. His knowledge and experience would eventually be better suited to a slower-paced position.

Part of the reason I lost interest in Star Trek novels was their insistence that Our Heroes are basically immortal. Even if you want to accept that 24th century humans regularly live into their 140s, they still have to age and change over time.

I’m cynical about a most things in life, but I’m going to continue to maintain a positive attitude about the new generation of Star Trek. Some of you people are real buzzkills.

 

Clearly, you haven't been reading the post-series novels, as there's TONS of change and character growth in them. "Our Heroes" are in decidedly different places in life now than they were at the ends of their assorted series....



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Posted 31 May 2019 - 08:31 PM

 

People change over time. I could certainly see Picard rejecting the admiralty for many years until he started to realize that the captain’s chair was better for someone younger. His knowledge and experience would eventually be better suited to a slower-paced position.

Part of the reason I lost interest in Star Trek novels was their insistence that Our Heroes are basically immortal. Even if you want to accept that 24th century humans regularly live into their 140s, they still have to age and change over time.

I’m cynical about a most things in life, but I’m going to continue to maintain a positive attitude about the new generation of Star Trek. Some of you people are real buzzkills.

 

Clearly, you haven't been reading the post-series novels, as there's TONS of change and character growth in them. "Our Heroes" are in decidedly different places in life now than they were at the ends of their assorted series....

 

 

 

No, my interest died before the current iteration.  I'm not really inclined to dive back in, but it does sound like they might be more to my liking.  At any rate, I'm glad they are something that people enjoy.





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