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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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#1 Vestras

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 08:13 AM

In the distant hallowed ages of 1994, the world of comic shops and gaming stores was changed forever when Magic: The Gathering game compulsive collectors and fantasy enthusiasts an entirely new thing to geek out on.

I got into the game at the very early end of Unlimited Edition and with the The Dark fresh on the shelves. I survived the Ice Age, the Homelands/Fallen Empires dark ages, the Tempest and all the way through until Masques. And when the game needed me the most, I vanished.

Now, over 10 years later, I have rediscovered the game and it is frightening how easily I slipped back into old patterns. Dropping money on boosters, the smell of old cards, trading and bargaining to get the key cards for your decks, life dice, the works.

Looking back on what I missed, I only really regret missing Kamigawa, Time Spiral, and Mirridon the most. Luckily, I can still get the Scars block and it's still legal for now. The Innistrad block doesn't really appeal to me much so far, but that's how it goes.


So, Any one else here still play, or used to and feels nostalgic? Anyone up for talking deck strategies?
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Posted 18 April 2012 - 09:23 AM

Kamigawa, had some neat samurai, but the whole spirits thing was extremely annoying.

Time Spiral, was definitely neat and I wished that I had gotten more into that.

Mirridon, had some game breaking mechanics and the whole artifact focus got even more annoying than the aforementioned spirits.


Ravnica, however, was my absolute favorite expansion though, and I would definitely recommend checking that expansion out.

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 11:10 AM

Huge casual player I used to do arena leage and one time won a box of boosters at a turny but steped down from that as most ppl in thim are _____


I dint like the Kamigawa block at all
But wish in dint miss the Eveningtide/Morningtide Shadowmore set

Love the Innistrad set cant wait for the next set in the block

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 11:26 AM

I started around Tempest myself. I'm not a very competitive player, and I stay in the game for the story a lot of the time. Last year I went and bought all the crew of the Weatherlight just to have them.

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 01:05 PM

Man I loved the Tempest/Weatherlight story arc. Until the end that is. Oh well. Still, It's my favorite block by far.

Hell, I even have the Vanguard cards of the crew (Precursors to planeswalker or archenemy mechanics)

Predaking, you will be thrilled to here the new expansion in october is Return to Ravinca

While I used to do tournaments (and was even a DCI judge for a while), I'm kind of hedging things at the moment. I know none of my old decks are tourney legal, so for both that and to ease back in, I'm basically starting fresh. I might dip a toe back into tournaments once I get a better grasp/deck.

In the old days, I prefered Blue/Black card dominance decks (I called my winner The Migraine). I've started to rebuild it though now it's more of a mill deck. I need a Jace, Memory Adept for the knock out punch since Megrim is long out of legality.

I'm also really digging Metalcraft, rebuilding a precon I picked up into a better functional deck as I get the cards to support it (I don't proxy).
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Posted 18 April 2012 - 02:53 PM


I remember when Magic was brand new (and the card art was pretty weak) me and a friend picked up a deck each on a summer work trip and proceeded to play every night, doing everything fairly wrong because CCGs were brand new and we weren't in the mood to read the thick instructions very deeply.

Then I didn't touch it except in passing until I made a good friend who was a gamer in Graduate School (right around the time I met my wife) and we all got into doing Magic together.

Havn't played in a few years now, but me, my wife, and some friends used to have a LOT of fun with it. It only trailed off when we all got into DND for a couple years. (Then the DnD group broke up, as they usually do over scheduleing and I hanvn't gotten to game since.) Having a 4 year old will do that.

Every once in a while I really get the urge to buy some new boosters to check out the newest cards, but the big boxes of cards and decks me and the wife have in the basement that havn't been touched in years float up like Marley's ghost and stop me.

I do kinda miss it. I was the kinda player that liked HUGE monsters (Green) and hidding obscure, unlikely to go off, but insane on the rare occasion they worked combos in a deck. Fun times. Now you've got me wanting to contact the old group again.


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Posted 18 April 2012 - 03:53 PM

Been playing since Ice Age- Mirage era and still going. i used to do tourneys but i cant play cards with people that super serial about cardboard.

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 03:58 PM

I fall in and out of magic all the time. I first started playing it during Mirage, and then I stopped, came back for Onslaught, then back again for Lorwyn and now back again with Innistrad block (definitely my favorite block ever.)

I have 6 or 7 decks now.
Black Green Elf token deck
Black Green Reanimation deck
Red Deck wins deck
Red Goblin deck
Blue Mill self deck (Lab Maniac)
and finally a Black White Token deck.

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 04:07 PM

My decks are..

2 Red haste decks
Green weenie/overrun
Green Monster/Moss Bridge Troll deck
Black Lifetaker/maker Siguine Bond/blood
Black Discarder
Blue Black Control you
White life
All foil deck
Chick art deck

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 07:25 PM

I played up to Mirridon. I finally managed to discover a deck idea that - while impractical - I absolutely loved playing (The Dross Engine. Long story short? I Kill You In One Turn, no matter what your HP is and whatever you have on the field).

And then Wizards banned the card that actually makes the deck work (Disciple of the Vault).

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 09:52 PM

Like the game. Been playing on and off since it came out, selling collections here or there, but back into it again.

I mostly do Commander/EDH format though. It's great fun. I like that format a lot better than normal, and got one deck with so much draw power I sometimes literally have my entire library in my hand. And of course, use that Lab Maniac from Innistrad to make me auto-win when I do that.
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Posted 18 April 2012 - 11:57 PM

my decks at the momment are
mono black tribal rats
a green/black reanimator
blue/white spirits
and im working on red/green werewolves and mono black zambies.

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 01:54 AM

Been playing on and off since Torment. My favorites are mono-red Goblin and mono-green aggro. Unfortunately, I know all of four other people who play, and I can't stand official tournaments (facing the same deck printed off the internet seven or eight times doesn't appeal to me). Kind of got back into the game around Eldrazi, when a nearby store was holding small unofficial drafts and tournaments, but the store closed last year, so that's done.

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 10:23 AM

I started playing the game around the time 4th edition had come out and played through high school. Stopped playing around the time of Alliances. I had built up a decent collection of cards including older ones including an impressive amount of Unlimited and Revised dual lands. I had been meaning to sell the collection, but it was ruined by water damage in my apartment fire in 2010. At least I got insurance money out of it.



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Posted 19 April 2012 - 10:45 AM

I've been playing since Ice Age. Haven't been able to play as much as I once did, and I play mainly multiplayer. My personal favorite deck of mine is a green/white control where I make all my creatures indestructible before a Wrath of God or similar card. Then I hopefully topdeck Biorhythm next turn icon-fire.gif.

Lest I forget my green/red dragon deck that can go infinite if there's no strong fliers on the board

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Ravnica, however, was my absolute favorite expansion though, and I would definitely recommend checking that expansion out.



Then you will be happy to hear of this:
http://www.wizards.c...aily/arcana/946

But before we get too ahead of ourselves, anyone else really looking forward to Avacyn Restored?





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#16 tec

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 10:55 AM

The last of the Innastraid block of so heck yeah bring on the Angels!

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 11:21 AM

Yea, Avacyn actually has my interest unlike most of the rest of the Ins block. I gotta say, Miracle is going to be a major game changer. Lot more strategy involved than it looks like at first.

Scrapping my W/R life/DD deck. It lacks an endgame punch. Too defensive. I'm thinking I might tear up my Metalcrafter (U/R) and rebuild a W/R metalcraft and a W/U Spirits deck instead.

Meanwhile my mill/control deck just needs some shaving to clear out excess cards and I think it is almost ready. I still need to buy a Jace, but at $15+ I might have to see if I can wiggle a trade somewhere... Like for this mythic angelic enchantment I snagged maybe.

The return of Ravinca makes me hope that particular guild (the U/B discarder) will help me get back into my old habits more.
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Posted 19 April 2012 - 11:45 AM


Like I said further up, I havn't done Magic in a few years now, but remain MTG-curious. So this thread Inspired me to check out the current sets.

They actually seem really cool. I like the"Ravenloft" feeling the apparent current set has, and I especially like the Angel vibe of the upcomming one. My wife has always been a white/angelic player. I'm thinking of seeing if I can't get her interested in this, maybe get us a try playing again.


-ZacWilliam, the Ravnica block was (I think, it was awhile ago now) one of the last blocks we were really into too, which makes me interested in that too, even if it's a ways off.
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Posted 20 April 2012 - 05:54 AM

I'm actually trying to get back into Magic and Yu-Gi-Oh.. Unfortantly the place to play both is 45 minutes away.

#20 Joker

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 11:30 AM

Just finished building a deck for my sister. A Werewolf deck. She took the plunge and bought boxes for Innistrad and Dark Ascension recently so she wanted a deck for the sets. The list looks pretty good to me, but She'll need to play it a bit to see how it works.