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@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 10:54 PM)

If it's seasonal affective disorder, check with your doc about vitamin D supplements.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 December 2019 - 12:46 PM)

That's what I was thinking too, It's the christmas rush and if that's not stressful enough the cold weather can also impact mental health.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 12:41 PM)

Might be a stupid question given the comment, BUT: have you done anything outside the ordinary lately? Might just be a stress reaction.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 December 2019 - 12:29 PM)

I've experienced sleep paralysis with ghostly images and similar things in the past and can snap out of it through moving my fingers. I've definitely hallucinated before and members of both sides of the family have had similar experience, some suffered forms of mental instability in two cases schizophrenia.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 10:47 AM)

So... either a hallucination or night terrors. Are you prone to this kind of thing?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 11:55 PM)

It kept repeating until I sat up.

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 11:54 PM)

I've been up since three and when sheepish I was hallucinating something knocking twice against my bedroom door.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 December 2019 - 06:58 PM)

Then repaint Apeface and Snapdragon as Transmetal Optimus Primal and Megatron. It's crazy enough to work.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (07 December 2019 - 05:32 PM)

Moral imperative.

@  Nevermore : (07 December 2019 - 05:13 PM)

Wishful thinking, rumor or leak?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 04:48 PM)

Snapdragon for Earthrise.

@  TM2-Megatron : (04 December 2019 - 10:22 PM)

Still not the weirdest thing a Nic Cage character has done in a film

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 December 2019 - 04:00 PM)

Couldn't be worse than him pissing fire as Ghost Rider.

@  Rycochet : (04 December 2019 - 03:38 PM)

The Tim Burton Superman Movie is the DC movie we deserve. It would have Nic Cage in a technosuit punching polarbears.

@  Paladin : (04 December 2019 - 02:59 PM)

Wonder Woman was great. Shazam was amazing. Aquaman... exists.

@  RichardT1977 : (04 December 2019 - 01:54 PM)

TBF, Aquaman and Shazam! were pretty good.

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 December 2019 - 01:00 PM)

Not a difficult feat.

@  Benbot : (04 December 2019 - 11:50 AM)

You just put more effort into telling a compelling story than all of WB's execs.

@  Cybersnark : (04 December 2019 - 11:41 AM)

Cue the flashback to Jonathan, reassuring a terrified child: "What you are is never as important as who you are." Cue Superman's response to Brainiac: "I already know who I am."*John Williams fanfare plays*

@  Cybersnark : (04 December 2019 - 11:38 AM)

I don't think we even really need to see Krypton. I'd start with Clark growing up in Kansas, thinking he's normal, and follow him through the development of his powers. There've been enough alternate takes on Krypton that it could actually work as a mystery; is this the pre-Crisis utopia, the sterile science world, or the relic of a fallen empire? Brainiac was there, and he tempts Clark with the knowledge of what he really is.

@  Otaku : (04 December 2019 - 11:12 AM)

First, a Krypton film, ending with baby Kal-El being found on Earth.  Then Supe's early career film, establishing his values... and if Jonothan Kent needs to die, it happens because of something like a heart attack while Clark is savnig folks on the other side of the world.  After we know Clark minimizes property damage and never kills, have Zod & Company show up and force him to make tough choices.

@  Otaku : (04 December 2019 - 11:07 AM)

Man of Steel seems like someone came up with a Superman trilogy and then the execs said "We've got to catch up to Marvel, make it one film!".  I don't mean that based on the film's actual pacing, but because various story beats make more sense to me if they weren't all squished together.

@  Cybersnark : (03 December 2019 - 07:44 PM)

I've been wanting to write a Superman movie trilogy for years; "Man of Steel" (featuring a Terminator-like Brainiac) was going to be first, with "Last Son of Krypton" (featuring the Eradicator) as the sequel and "Man of Tomorrow" (in which Luthor makes his face-heel turn) as the conclusion. Thanks to Snyder I have to re-arrange my titles.

@  Nevermore : (03 December 2019 - 06:15 PM)

I still wish "Man of Steel" had instead been an adaptation of both the John Byrne miniseries of the same name and the Jeph Loeb/Tim Sale miniseries "Superman For All Seasons".

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (03 December 2019 - 04:42 PM)

A take I just read: Man of Steel is shot with such a lack of lighting that it is easier to discern what is going on in a porn film.

@  Maximus Ambus : (03 December 2019 - 12:20 PM)

Making Soylant is harder then it looks, it's not like the movies, you have to keep whacking and hacking at the ingredient, it'll scream and fight, maybe bite but eventually it will go down.

@  Paladin : (03 December 2019 - 11:48 AM)

varies from person to person.

@  Benbot : (03 December 2019 - 11:34 AM)

It's an acquired taste

@  CORVUS : (03 December 2019 - 11:17 AM)

Soylent? Its pretty awful.

@  unluckiness : (03 December 2019 - 02:49 AM)

Depends on your denomination of Christianity

@  Patch : (02 December 2019 - 05:52 PM)

@Benbot Do they have a soy-free version? Like maybe just "Lent?"

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 December 2019 - 02:03 PM)

Just occurred to me 'Autobot' Megatron happened in Target 2006.

@  Benbot : (02 December 2019 - 11:48 AM)

have you tried Soylent? It's pretty good! https://soylent.com/

@  Paladin : (02 December 2019 - 10:01 AM)

i prefer free-range human usually. pain in the ass to hunt though...

@  TheMightyMol... : (02 December 2019 - 09:42 AM)

If your human is all bones, you may have purchased a skeleton by accident. Contact your grocer to inquire about exhange policies.

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 December 2019 - 09:31 AM)

Vegans are categorised as human therefore just fall under Soylant, they are usually all bones.

@  wonko the sane? : (01 December 2019 - 04:47 PM)

Cause... that latter one is technically all burgers anyway.

@  wonko the sane? : (01 December 2019 - 04:46 PM)

So... a burger made without meat, or a burger made with the meat taken from a vegan?

@  Maximus Ambus : (01 December 2019 - 04:22 PM)

I had a vegan burger last week, this week I'll give a vegan steak a shot.

@  wonko the sane? : (30 November 2019 - 12:37 PM)

a proper paradox would have broken the board. Nice try though.

@  Maximus Ambus : (30 November 2019 - 01:47 AM)

This shout is empty.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (30 November 2019 - 12:01 AM)

I've got the admit. tubi tv is great. It's got a lot of stuff.. Including Super Sentai.

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 November 2019 - 10:35 PM)

There is frankly no better place to (legally) find schlock on the internet for free than Tubi TV

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 November 2019 - 10:33 PM)

It's got all the graphic violence and gratuitous nudity a late 80s OVA should have.

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 November 2019 - 10:32 PM)

Available for free with ads on Tubi TV.

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 November 2019 - 10:32 PM)

It's "Goku: Midnight Eye". Originally produced in the late 80s, it apparently wasn't dubbed until the late 90s given Steve Blum was the lead.

@  wonko the sane? : (29 November 2019 - 06:38 PM)

The description makes it sound like some high grade, mid 80's shlock. Which, frankly, is my groove.

@  TheMightyMol... : (29 November 2019 - 12:37 PM)

Was wondering how long it would take someone to ask.

@  wonko the sane? : (29 November 2019 - 09:58 AM)

okay, it's been like two days so far: what anime is this, cause I'm dying to know.

@  Steevy Maximus : (27 November 2019 - 09:23 PM)

You know you're in for a good time when an old anime starts with a crime lord uses roller skates in his cybernetic legs to skate down the side of the building, launches to a dock and into a getaway boat.


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#3001 Pale Rider

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Posted 06 November 2019 - 12:24 PM

Didn't it make you want some Grey Knights and Guilliman too?



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Posted 06 November 2019 - 12:33 PM

So I've discovered since really diving into the Black Library, there are two types of books.

 

The first is just pure, licensed entertainment value. They're by no means award winning novels, but they are enjoyable experiences.

The second are insidious marketing tools designed to make you crave their peddled plastic in ways that are frightening upon introspection.

 

In the case of the former, Apocalypse by Josh Reynolds under the Space Marines Conquests sub-line, is a great fun read all on its own.

 

In the case of the later, The Watchers of the Throne is making my palms itch for a Custodes/Sisters of Silence army.

 

It's easy to tell the bolterporn from the quality.  If it's by Chris Wraight, Dan Abnett, or ADB just read it. Goto's not around anymore but he's the go-to trash author.  That's probably Gav Thorpe now.


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Posted 07 November 2019 - 05:14 AM

Didn't it make you want some Grey Knights and Guilliman too?

 

Not really. The Grey Knights are there but not what I'd call characters, and Guilliman's Guilliman. Don't get me wrong, I like Guilliman but as a narrative focal point not as a "BUY OUR MODELS" kind of deal.

 

 

So I've discovered since really diving into the Black Library, there are two types of books.

 

The first is just pure, licensed entertainment value. They're by no means award winning novels, but they are enjoyable experiences.

The second are insidious marketing tools designed to make you crave their peddled plastic in ways that are frightening upon introspection.

 

In the case of the former, Apocalypse by Josh Reynolds under the Space Marines Conquests sub-line, is a great fun read all on its own.

 

In the case of the later, The Watchers of the Throne is making my palms itch for a Custodes/Sisters of Silence army.

 

It's easy to tell the bolterporn from the quality.  If it's by Chris Wraight, Dan Abnett, or ADB just read it. Goto's not around anymore but he's the go-to trash author.  That's probably Gav Thorpe now.

 

 

Of the books I've read since returning to the hobby in July, I'd say Justin D Hill is pretty low on that totem pole. Cadia Stands was an absolute mess of a novel, with characters popping up and dropping out of the narrative left, right, and center and entire chapters that mean less than nothing to the overall narrative. Also apparently the main character of the book doesn't even show up until halfway through it while the character we start the book with is relegated to a cameo appearance at the end.



#3004 Pale Rider

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Posted 07 November 2019 - 08:32 PM

Didn't it make you want some Grey Knights and Guilliman too?

 
Not really. The Grey Knights are there but not what I'd call characters, and Guilliman's Guilliman. Don't get me wrong, I like Guilliman but as a narrative focal point not as a "BUY OUR MODELS" kind of deal.


But you should have a full collection. Like this...



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Posted 08 November 2019 - 04:59 PM

Maybe when I'm 80. For now, I haven't bought a single model since my Atalan Jackals, because I'm sticking with the pledge to not buy more until I'm finished assembling/painting what I have.



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Posted 15 November 2019 - 10:12 AM

Guess who's back...back again...

 

The Old World's back.

Tell a friend.

 

 

Not super surprising given Total War: Warhammer and Vermintide making the setting more popular then ever, but Games Workshop is returning to the Warhammer Fantasy Battle roots with Warhammer: The Old World, making it akin to the Horus Heresy for 40k. Whether that means all new models will be produced by Forgeworld, I have no idea.



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Posted 15 November 2019 - 10:35 AM

i was just about to post that.  i think ill stick with Kings of war for my rank and flank game though. 



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Posted 15 November 2019 - 11:17 AM

Joined the 21st Century last night and got a Smartphone. So have my output:

 

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Posted 15 November 2019 - 12:23 PM


won't lie im kinda excited for the next psychic awakening book. 



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Posted 02 December 2019 - 07:40 PM

So I'm a total newb when it comes to the Tabletop game, so I really hesitate to criticize other players and their strategies. But this? This was a murder.

 

 

I just...I don't get the White Scars player's thinking with this one. Why would you rush an entrenched enemy position when the objective is to score as many points as possible? I know the caster remarks on the First Strike point, but throughout this match I just felt like the White Scars player was dumping far too many dice and dedicated attacks onto single shot units.

 

The Dragons, for example. I don't know Eldar so I'm not sure how big a target they should be, but rather than dump all his Invictius attacks into the squad and waste some of the Repulsor's shots with it, why not offload Khan and have HIM deal with the Dragons with the Invictius and Repulsor running interference?



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Posted 03 December 2019 - 08:27 AM

I know only so much about 40K but with what I know about AoS and the comparison between the two, a lot of 40K players don't play with the mindset of playing for the objective. Also, a criticism I have is that the map allowed a little too much camping on the home objective. The Eldar player didn't need to move much. Also, was Khan the warlord? If so, that skews some things on the risk/reward.
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Posted 03 December 2019 - 05:23 PM

I'm not sure about LoS rulings, but to me I'd have just pounded the Eldar's position with the Repulsor's weaponry while daring the rest of the army to attack entrenched positions. Maybe swing the Land Speeder around the flank and concentrate most of the weapons on the flier.

 

But again, that's me armchairing as a total newb.



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Posted 03 December 2019 - 11:37 PM

a lot of his dice rolls went south in that game too. 





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