Jump to content


Toggle shoutbox Squawkbox Open the Shoutbox in a popup

Please don't post Youtube videos in the chat box. The forums software auto embeds them. 

@  wonko the sane? : (10 August 2020 - 02:03 PM)

Then there are people who outright manufacture memories for whatever reason.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (10 August 2020 - 01:13 PM)

The human brain is so flaky that it is extremely unlikely that a given person does NOT have any false memories.

@  OverDrive73 : (10 August 2020 - 01:05 PM)

Perhaps it's simple word association the movie Sinbad and then our minds apply the same memories to a man named Sinbad.

@  OverDrive73 : (10 August 2020 - 01:04 PM)

The Mandela Effect is the same as people remembering Sinbad in a movie where he played a genie... Of which he never did.

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 09:36 AM)

People that believe Mandela Effect things would rather come up with any number of reasons as to why their version doesn't have any actual evidence(like alternate timelines collapsing into our own) than just admit they remembered something wrong

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 09:35 AM)

Sort of. It's more that when presented with a verifiable fact, they double down because it's what they believe instead of changing their minds

@  ▲ndrusi : (10 August 2020 - 09:25 AM)

"I could have sworn that ______."

@  ▲ndrusi : (10 August 2020 - 09:25 AM)

I'm not arguing with either of those two statements, but they're not really connected. Mandela Effect is, to oversimplify, people being widely mistaken about what they think *is* a verifiable fact. Nothing to do with opinions.

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 08:52 AM)

Pretty sure the Mandela Effect in general is an American thing. Opinion > Verifiable Facts is sadly a pretty American thing

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:27 AM)

Ask these people how Apartheid ended according to their recollection, and I'm sure they'll draw a blank.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:25 AM)

You got two black anti-Apartheid activists who were imprisoned by the oppressive regime. One died, the other was Nelson Mandela. It's not a far stretch that Americans who don't know many details about the history of other countries would mix up the two.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:24 AM)

My own theory is that these people are simply mixing up Nelson Mandela and Steve Biko, another South African anti-Apartheid activist, who did indeed die in police custody in 1977. There was an Oscar-nominated movie about his life starring Denzel Washington that came out in 1987, the same time frame these people claim remembering Mandela dying.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:17 AM)

I met a few people from South Africa, and they either never heard of the phenomenon at all, or only know of it from the internet. Apparently, it's completely unknown in South Africa, and it might even be entirely limited to the United States.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:16 AM)

So does anyone remember the "Mandela Effect"? I'm talking specifically about the original case where many people vividly remember Nelson Mandela dying in prison in the 1980s.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (10 August 2020 - 03:16 AM)

Crisis of Corona.

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 August 2020 - 06:16 PM)

Which crisis crossover are we on now? I lost track.

@  Rycochet : (09 August 2020 - 05:18 PM)

Much of the past decade has been the part of the comic series where less than stellar authors have driven the series into the ground and the editors are getting ready to either do a big multi issue crossover, leading to a reboot.

@  Bass X0 : (09 August 2020 - 02:28 PM)

At this point I've just decided to consider 2020 "not canon."

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 August 2020 - 02:18 PM)

'member Pepperidge Farm?

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 August 2020 - 02:10 PM)

Before the 'member berries there was Pepperidge farm. Pepperidge farm remembers.

@  OverDrive73 : (09 August 2020 - 12:21 PM)

>>>Shameless Plug<<< FYI. posted the last part of Quest for Tires in Allspark Pictures

@  SG Roadbuster : (08 August 2020 - 01:53 PM)

@Nevermore yes.

@  Nevermore : (08 August 2020 - 09:11 AM)

Is $30 a good deal for Subscription Service Breakdown?

@  Trpodeca : (08 August 2020 - 06:24 AM)

Oh dear God no. Twitter has changed it's default layout to the terrible new one. Why waste so much space on the left?

@  Steevy Maximus : (07 August 2020 - 08:28 PM)

@Bass X0, yeah, the Joe comic got REALLY solid in the upper 20s to the Cobra Civil War. It's interesting to see how well the Joe comic has aged relative to the cartoon. Where as I feel the opposite is true of Transformers

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 August 2020 - 03:58 PM)

Its so fun watching past TF Conventions.

@  Bass X0 : (07 August 2020 - 02:20 PM)

I've been reading classic 80s G.I. Joe lately. Its still decent even though I don't have any nostalgia towards it.

@  Sabrblade : (07 August 2020 - 08:50 AM)

Think of it as Adam West Batman instead. ;)

@  wonko the sane? : (07 August 2020 - 07:49 AM)

That sounds more like the flash, or maybe booster gold than batman.

@  Sabrblade : (07 August 2020 - 12:27 AM)

They would get bored fighting each other and instead decide to take an epic cross-country road trip together.

@  RichardT1977 : (06 August 2020 - 08:57 PM)

What would happen if Batman were to fight Squirrel Girl?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (04 August 2020 - 09:03 PM)

Unless you count the Mask vs Lobo special, but that's less a duel and more a duet.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (04 August 2020 - 08:52 PM)

My favorite crossover fight was Thor vs Shazam/Captain Marvel. Early in the fight, Thor discovers that Billy Batson needs lightning to transform, and being a god of lightning he simply denies him that.

@  Sabrblade : (04 August 2020 - 08:46 PM)

Let's see a fight between Death Battle and Super Power Beat Down

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 August 2020 - 06:15 PM)

Which Lobo later claimed was because he was paid to take a dive. Yes, really.

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 August 2020 - 06:15 PM)

And then there's the times it's been decided by a fan vote, which is how we get things like Lobo (who can go toe-to-toe with Superman at full strength) losing to Wolverine.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:49 PM)

And then there are the "but my favorite characater will totes win because I say so" people.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:49 PM)

I mean, there are some people who really approach this from a somewhat reasonable standpoint, coming up with a plausible scenario and a setting that creates a fair environment that doesn't favor one character.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:46 PM)

My favorite stupid "why would they even fight each other" question recently was about three versions of Optimus Prime (G1, Bayverse and Aligned).

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:45 PM)

Batman obviously can beat everyone. Even Galactus. He's Batman. He's so smart, he'll just throw a Batarang and hit the weak spot at Galactus's forehead, knocking him out instantaneously.

@  wonko the sane? : (04 August 2020 - 11:37 AM)

It's almost like all drama is just manufactured pissing contests to keep us all entertained and distracted. :p

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (04 August 2020 - 10:16 AM)

Or they could go White Ranger vs Scorpion route and have both win. ;P

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 August 2020 - 09:35 AM)

Besides, we all know the answer is nearly always "they fight to a standstill and then team up against a common enemy."

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 August 2020 - 09:29 AM)

The best way to prove this is to give an example where the match is really lopsided in favor of one character but in popularity they're either evenly matched or the weaker one is more popular.

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 August 2020 - 09:27 AM)

The "who would win in a fight" discussions are really just people trying to make "which one's better" into something you can theoretically measure objectively, usually in a very specific way they think they've predetermined their favorite will win.

@  Otaku : (04 August 2020 - 02:01 AM)

@Nevermore So... you're saying you didn't like DC Versus Marvel/Marvel Versus DC?

@  Steevy Maximus : (03 August 2020 - 06:59 PM)

So, what happened to Hasbro's Zoids relaunch? An English dub, some stuff in southeast Asia, and now a game coming in October? That it?

@  wonko the sane? : (03 August 2020 - 10:46 AM)

Tidal wave, cause shooting water gets you nowhere.

@  Darth Gonzo : (03 August 2020 - 09:57 AM)

Who would win Tidal Wave or Broadside?

@  -LittleAutob... : (03 August 2020 - 08:17 AM)

Btw Happy birthday to those people in the box to the right \o/


Photo
- - - - -

[OOC] Friendship Gardens mini RPG(s)

play by post friendship gardens

94 replies to this topic

#21 Destron D-69

Destron D-69

    Aligned Continuity Beauty

  • Supporter
  • 63286 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Canada
  • Faction::Lesbian Ninja

Posted 23 January 2019 - 04:32 AM

every universe needs a batman 



#22 Zamuel

Zamuel

    Dream Valley Survivor

  • Supporter
  • 18318 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Faction::Equestrian

Posted 23 January 2019 - 09:39 AM

Med, are you doing any sort of copy/paste? Asking since I'm using the Classic Purple theme and your recent IC text was two different colors.
Spoiler

#23 MEDdMI

MEDdMI

    Nonstop Baka

  • Supporter
  • 14843 posts
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Location:Earth... I think
  • Faction::Free Agent

Posted 23 January 2019 - 11:42 AM

Yeah, used that on the mobile theme on my phone. I'll edit it to auto.



#24 GodSentinelOmega

GodSentinelOmega

    Holy Electric Boogaloo Batman! I think

  • Staff
  • 14569 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:tec's Bar, Mayhem.
  • Faction::Free Agent

Posted 23 January 2019 - 04:16 PM

This is a fun read. I like all the new characters.

fslookup.jpg

 


#25 Destron D-69

Destron D-69

    Aligned Continuity Beauty

  • Supporter
  • 63286 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Canada
  • Faction::Lesbian Ninja

Posted 23 January 2019 - 05:04 PM

it is very enjoyable to read along... it reminds me of catching up with Stomp before I joined.



#26 Zamuel

Zamuel

    Dream Valley Survivor

  • Supporter
  • 18318 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Faction::Equestrian

Posted 23 January 2019 - 06:22 PM

with her magic

So it begins.
Spoiler

#27 Destron D-69

Destron D-69

    Aligned Continuity Beauty

  • Supporter
  • 63286 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Canada
  • Faction::Lesbian Ninja

Posted 23 January 2019 - 08:33 PM

friendship! 



#28 Zamuel

Zamuel

    Dream Valley Survivor

  • Supporter
  • 18318 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Faction::Equestrian

Posted 24 January 2019 - 09:14 AM

An edit has been made. I felt it would be a good character moment to slip in. As far as Light Heart using different shortened names than what others might be using, well...Fnu, you remember Sunny Daze from G3? Somehow Light Heart wound up in a "Yo 'steria" vocal tier and now I can't unhear it. Not necessarily a complaint.
Spoiler

#29 Fnu Aw

Fnu Aw

    *Vader breathing*

  • Administrator
  • 40835 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Florida
  • Faction::Free Agent

Posted 24 January 2019 - 11:15 AM

"Yo 'Steria" was the best moment of that whole special.

 

Even Pinkie Pie hasn't had the irreverence to say "Yo, 'Tia" in Celestia's presence.


B5ofTKU.jpg


#30 Zamuel

Zamuel

    Dream Valley Survivor

  • Supporter
  • 18318 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Faction::Equestrian

Posted 26 January 2019 - 09:18 PM

Granted, Pinkie has eaten food directly off of Celestia's plate. Still, the thing that always stood out to me was that while Sunny Daze was irreverent, she was otherwise not rude both because she still bowed at royal processions and because she simply gives her friends nicknames.

Placeholder for whatever kind of roll goes here

If you aren't trying to be delicate, Arcana DC 10 will work. If you're trying to carefully remove the nails to preserve the original table, it'll be either Arcana or Dexterity DC 20.
Spoiler

#31 Fnu Aw

Fnu Aw

    *Vader breathing*

  • Administrator
  • 40835 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Florida
  • Faction::Free Agent

Posted 27 January 2019 - 11:35 AM

If anyone gets another nat 1 here, I have a reroll option for those. I didn't see the first one until events already moved past it.

 

I'll be watching. It's rainy and I'm not going to leave the house for any reason today.


B5ofTKU.jpg


#32 Patch

Patch
  • Retired Staff
  • 36026 posts
  • Gender:Female

Posted 27 January 2019 - 11:52 AM

Alright, I edited in an Arcana roll.



#33 Zamuel

Zamuel

    Dream Valley Survivor

  • Supporter
  • 18318 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Faction::Equestrian

Posted 27 January 2019 - 11:57 AM

If anyone gets another nat 1 here, I have a reroll option for those. I didn't see the first one until events already moved past it.

A clarification that I'll make is that you actually have two reroll options. One is instant but requires a magic point while the other is a daily but you have to use it before the roll.
Spoiler

#34 Fnu Aw

Fnu Aw

    *Vader breathing*

  • Administrator
  • 40835 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Florida
  • Faction::Free Agent

Posted 27 January 2019 - 10:52 PM

Can Post do skill checks in the same turn I'm doing one? We don't need his feeble couple of points for this group dexterity check but I'm just getting the feeling that he wants to help.


B5ofTKU.jpg


#35 Zamuel

Zamuel

    Dream Valley Survivor

  • Supporter
  • 18318 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Faction::Equestrian

Posted 27 January 2019 - 11:09 PM

Oops, just posted the result. But to answer your question, yes. He can also provide assists, be the target of assists, and be the target of magic point usage from others. He in himself does not have magic points to use.

And I do have more exciting things planned than fixing tables. But on that note, as a "starter" group check if done by newer players, what did everyone think?
Spoiler

#36 Fnu Aw

Fnu Aw

    *Vader breathing*

  • Administrator
  • 40835 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Florida
  • Faction::Free Agent

Posted 28 January 2019 - 01:43 PM

I don't think we're in Dream Valley anymore. We just had a table fixing party. This is what I was hoping for. I'm into it, and I'm playing a character who's into it.

I don't know how you can manage visual comedic timing in text, but you managed visual comedic timing with that former table.

Edited by Fnu Aw, 28 January 2019 - 01:47 PM.

B5ofTKU.jpg


#37 MEDdMI

MEDdMI

    Nonstop Baka

  • Supporter
  • 14843 posts
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Location:Earth... I think
  • Faction::Free Agent

Posted 28 January 2019 - 07:30 PM

Being able to cooperate on rolls is a neat idea. Gonna need more rolls to get a better feel for it tho,

#38 Zamuel

Zamuel

    Dream Valley Survivor

  • Supporter
  • 18318 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Faction::Equestrian

Posted 29 January 2019 - 10:32 PM

So Med, you remember when I asked you to look up some lumberjack recipes? So did I: https://facialflex.c...-crockpot-soup/
Spoiler

#39 MEDdMI

MEDdMI

    Nonstop Baka

  • Supporter
  • 14843 posts
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Location:Earth... I think
  • Faction::Free Agent

Posted 29 January 2019 - 11:23 PM

I gotta try that sometime.



#40 Fnu Aw

Fnu Aw

    *Vader breathing*

  • Administrator
  • 40835 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Florida
  • Faction::Free Agent

Posted 30 January 2019 - 01:10 PM

Soup is not nearly appreciated enough anymore. That sounds delicious.

B5ofTKU.jpg




Reply to this topic



  



0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users