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@  wonko the sane? : (23 January 2018 - 07:02 AM)

He's actually interfacing with the public and is generally charismatic. He's no more effective than harper, but at least he can work a room.

@  Locoman : (23 January 2018 - 12:39 AM)

-shrugs- He says the right things more often, at least.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (22 January 2018 - 11:03 PM)

Well is Trudeau an improvement over Harper?

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2018 - 10:54 PM)

Most of the country is sick of trudeau, they very well might get in anyway. Might as well vote for the shmuck who actually wants to do good, but will accidentally screw it up, over the shmucks who'll lie about it.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2018 - 07:14 PM)

Voting NDP is how the Conservatives get in, though

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2018 - 07:12 PM)

because the road to hell is, after all, paved with good intentions.

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2018 - 07:12 PM)

There isn't one of those in this lot. Vote for the one whom won't deliberately do damage... so NDP.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2018 - 07:09 PM)

I usually feel an obligation to vote in any election, but I honestly won't know who to vote for next time around. I don't like any of them, and I think the best we can hope for is someone who won't do any more damage

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2018 - 07:04 PM)

Pretending to try to figure out how to undo the absolutely flawless system of wealth concentration they and their predecessors designed

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2018 - 07:04 PM)

Well, they're all off to Davos now, supposedly to lament the horribly skewed wealth distribution that's gotten even worse since last year's meeting

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2018 - 07:03 PM)

Conversely, being impressed by politicians isn't something you should be happy about.

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2018 - 07:02 PM)

The other side of the canadian coin right now is a harper clone. If trudeau runs again, the choice is NDP or liberal. It all depends on how the NDP plays out under the new guy, but so far I am unimpressed.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2018 - 07:00 PM)

I don't disagree. Trudeau is a clown and he's been a huge disappointment. I was naive enough to believe he'd actually stick to his word and do something to help the middle class. He's never getting my vote again

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2018 - 07:00 PM)

This little raptor is freaking BOSS! Also, I've been drinking, so kinda mellow.

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2018 - 07:00 PM)

Been playing with slash for the last hour though, totally worth it.

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2018 - 06:59 PM)

After duties and the exchange AND shipping. I'm not even going to bother appealing, it'll take ages and achieve nothing.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2018 - 06:59 PM)

I assuming it was toys, and those have a 0% duty rate even when the object isn't of North American manufacture. In that case, it just should've been taxes and the processing fee

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2018 - 06:58 PM)

We won't get it. Nothing the trudeau government has done has actually helped the end level canadian citizen, and with trump on the other side: it'll only get worse.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2018 - 06:58 PM)

Wonko, if you feel the customs weren't assessed properly you can always contact them to appeal. Generally, the fee should only be taxes (GST/QST in your case) + duties (if applicable, depending on the type of item where it was made) + Canada Post's processing fee. If the item was properly valued on the parcel, it usually shouldn't reach paid twice territory

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2018 - 06:49 PM)

One of the things I'm hoping comes out of these NAFTA talks (assuming they don't kill it) is Canada adopting an increased duty-free limit. $20 compared to the American's $800 is really ridiculous

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2018 - 06:47 PM)

Stuff sent via more expensive shipping methods, though, might attract their attention more often

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2018 - 06:46 PM)

Although it might depend what method it was sent via USPS. Pretty much the only things I receive from the US anymore in Canada are sent First Class Parcel (which is trackable), and I don't think Customs really scrutinizes those ones that much

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2018 - 06:41 PM)

In fact I almost never get charged. Only when the stated value on the package is in the extreme range, like $300 or more

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2018 - 06:41 PM)

Strange the duties were so high. I've been hit by UPS with their insane fees, but I've always had good experiences with USPS and Canada Post

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2018 - 05:36 PM)

USPS then canada post.

@  RichardT1977 : (22 January 2018 - 05:25 PM)

Very carefully, I hope

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2018 - 03:32 PM)

How was it delivered?

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2018 - 02:24 PM)

the duties pushed the cost of it into "paid twice" range.

@  Benbot : (22 January 2018 - 02:06 PM)

Well, at least hospitalization won't send you into bankruptcy. There's always that.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (22 January 2018 - 01:52 PM)

o.O

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2018 - 01:40 PM)

And not happy anymore. 40 bucks on duties. Free trade my ass.

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2018 - 11:26 AM)

Yay! I should get my package from BBTS today!

@  Arazyr : (22 January 2018 - 10:50 AM)

Okay, now I get the snake thing. Thanks for the Pokemon reference. It was a bit after my time... 8^)

@  CastletonSnob : (22 January 2018 - 08:05 AM)

This is a Transformers fansite. Do you like big bots and you cannot lie?

@  Telly : (22 January 2018 - 03:32 AM)

no. was just making a silly/stupid joke

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 January 2018 - 03:22 AM)

Onyx is a stone. Onix is a rock snake. Do you even Pokemon, bro?

@  Telly : (22 January 2018 - 02:44 AM)

could be a rock made of snakes. we just dont know!

@  Foffy : (22 January 2018 - 02:15 AM)

He is a snake made of rock, though

@  Jetstream C-18 : (21 January 2018 - 08:56 PM)

No, Onyx is a snake.

@  Arazyr : (21 January 2018 - 01:12 PM)

Something I only just "got" last night: Of course IDW's GB Blackrock is associated with Onyx Prime. Onyx is a black rock.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (21 January 2018 - 07:37 AM)

Bet a lot of military people won't want to work this monday. ;(

@  Pennpenn : (21 January 2018 - 07:27 AM)

It seems sort of intuitive for a lot of people because it's the first day in the week that you're working.

@  Nevermore : (21 January 2018 - 04:54 AM)

Germany considers Monday the first day of the week.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (21 January 2018 - 01:34 AM)

The judge obviously had a more material motive than the one he claimed, there need to be some serious investigation of that case.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 January 2018 - 05:04 PM)

The reason is even worse. :(

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 January 2018 - 04:34 PM)

That moron is a shame to his profession.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 January 2018 - 09:34 AM)

I just think a Judge going on and Jury Tampering, trying to make the Jury think a sex taffiker is innocent is sickening. *won't say why he did that as that goes in P&R*

@  Sabrblade : (20 January 2018 - 09:21 AM)

Heh, the schedules for my work weeks begin with Saturday

@  wonko the sane? : (20 January 2018 - 07:01 AM)

Thing about the US is... you can say that any time you want as much as you want. You're still going to get shot, but it might not be because you said that though.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (20 January 2018 - 02:20 AM)

You just did.


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#1 Kalidor

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 03:48 PM

This first one started out strong but when I got into more precise things like face and hair I really lost it. I don't have the ability nor the patience to try to do this style. But I'm glad I got it done. I forgot to do one of her arm bands though.. oops...

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The next one I've done in more traditional comic style. Not only did I finish it in a few hours rather than several days.. I guess it looks okay.

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Crits/comments welcome.

The line art in both cases were done by Joseph Combs. These are concept/site images for my soon to be announced RPG that we are writing/publishing.

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 09:51 PM

okay, now I get it.. the wip thread had me confused lol I thought she had Dark hair...

the blond came out really well Kal.
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Posted 22 March 2012 - 11:44 PM

Thanks.. I probably won't be coloring like that any more. Here's another sneak peek!

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 08:13 AM

hey! nice lookin stuff man! you have a good eye for lighting and form!

keep it up!

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 12:33 AM

Thanks. Sort of learning as I go.

This is "The Mad Bubbler"

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 03:01 AM

haha, cool!

interesting character xD

Youve done a real good job of getting a latex kind of feel to the black. i like it!

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 12:20 PM

I've recolored Everest and now she's starring on our branded T Shirt that we'll be wearing to Conglomeration in a few weeks:




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Posted 04 April 2012 - 12:38 PM

Nice! icon-ironhide.gif

I'll admit that I like the other colored version of her you did, but this looks really sharp. It's going to look awesome on a t-shirt.

And it's nice to hear the character's name as well. icon-ironhide.gif

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 01:08 PM

Thanks.

Her power is giant growth. The robot up there's name is Mannequin.



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Posted 04 April 2012 - 09:55 PM

Mighty Woman

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 04:47 PM

Here's Lightning Bolt. He's the first character we are spotlighting on the site. You can read about him here:

http://www.criticals...lightning-bolt/


I actually inked this one as well.

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 06:39 PM

Don't really have a name for her yet so for now we just call her fire girl

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 07:06 PM

Cinder
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Posted 02 June 2012 - 01:21 AM

This is Geode. He's a Mythic. You can learn about Mythics here.

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 08:35 AM

Looking great, Kal. You've got a nice comic book-y coloring style there, and these characters are neat as heck. icon-ironhide.gif

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 10:00 AM

Yeah.. my 'style' is starting to come to pass. I think I've come a long way since that first pic.

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 01:36 PM

I've tweaked Geode a bit. His rock was more orange than I wanted it to be and looked too much like The Thing.

Also added is a picture of a Valkyrie (A playable race) and an Energy Projection hero with Flight -- both are members of an organization called The Bronze.

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 05:07 PM

QUOTE(Kalidor @ Jun 2 2012, 02:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I've tweaked Geode a bit. His rock was more orange than I wanted it to be and looked too much like The Thing.

Also added is a picture of a Valkyrie (A playable race) and an Energy Projection hero with Flight -- both are members of an organization called The Bronze.



This is Ranger, he represents the Soldier class. We'll be doing a study of that class soon to better explain the role and abilities.

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 05:43 PM

I friggin' LOVE all the designs for these characters. They look like a fun, eclectic group that would be a lot of fun to read about.

Plus, y'know... you've got a person that size-shifts, a geomorph, and the requisite (I assume) superman/woman type character. My favorite power sets. All win as far as I'm concerned. icon-ironhide.gif

Keep 'em coming. icon-silverbolt.gif

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 05:52 PM

Thanks -- the fact is, some of these characters only exist to illustrate how a certain power might work. Our setting is very robust and I'm making it a point to drop bits of information when I post, but not all of these characters are even important.

The artist who drew them did the designs on Ranger and Geode as well as Everest. The Valkyrie and the Energy Projector were a group effort. (Valkyries are about 7 feet tall)

Those two latter characters in particular don't even have names because they are characters that our playtesters will be playing at our live event next month. They get to name them.


But back to your point of having everything you like -- that's really the whole basis of the game. I know there's a lot of super hero fans in here and I know many play video games -- but the fact is, you guys will be able to make and play *your own* characters in our setting (or any setting you want to make up). We just give you the tools to do it.