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Marvel Zombies / WTF? Carol Danvers origin retconned
« on: October 15, 2018, 01:15:24 PM »
https://www.cbr.com/captain-marvel-carol-danvers-origin-story-retcon/

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There are coincidences, and then there are comic book coincidences. An actual coincidence is just that, one unlikelihood rams up against another to create a surprising, unexpected result. A comic book coincidence follows roughly the same path, but at the last second diverts to reveal that the coincidence was never actually a coincidence at all, but rather the product of years of and years of meticulous planning and misdirection (usually by a supervillain) that completely alters said character’s mythos in a major way. Today, the comic book coincidence came in the form of The Life of Captain Marvel #3, and the result changes everything we knew about the character.
 
The Life of Captain Marvel has steadily been peeling back the layers of the life Carol Danvers thought she knew. The series, by Margaret Stohl, Carlos Pacheco and Marguerite Sauvage, kicked off with Carol returning to her hometown after a panic attack on the battlefield sees her go all-in on a supervillain, which sets alarm bells ringing for Captain America and Tony Stark. So, Carol packs her bags and heads off to Harpswell, Maine. Naturally, things don’t go easy for one of the Avengers’ main bruisers. After an accident sends her brother into a coma, Carol ends up finding a batch of love letters her father exchanged with a woman who was not her mother. The revelation is a shocking one, but perhaps not the most pertinent.
 
That’s because, among the letters, there was also a hidden beacon that activated, sending a Kree clone hurtling towards the Earth, seemingly hellbent on taking Carol to task. While the Kree warrior certainly made a Terminator-like beeline for the Danvers household, cutting a swathe through Harpswell’s seasonal fishing community as she went, it turns out that the clone wasn’t after Carol at all. In fact, the clone was after her mother, Marie Danvers, who, in the last panel of the issue, reveals herself to also seemingly be a Kree warrior (though of a different sort). As she confronts the clone, Marie’s modest outfit transforms into a suit of Kree Battle Armor. The green armor hints that she, too, is a Kree captain.
 
This revelation really does a number on Captain Marvel continuity. Carol’s origin story has been retold numerous times, but there are a few constants. Originally a fighter pilot in the United States Air Force, Carol Danvers befriended the alien superhero Mar-Vell, and ended up assisting him in various missions. One mission involved a device called the Psyche-Magnitron. The device exploded while Carol was in its vicinity and had the unexpected side effect of splicing her DNA with that of the Kree. The hybridization process left Carol with unfathomable cosmic powers, like the ability to fly, shoot photonic blasts from her fists and take a hit like nobody’s business.
 
That’s not true anymore.
 
The Life of Captain Marvel #3 effectively establishes that Carol’s run-in with Mar-Vell and the Psyche-Magnitron was not her first time encountering the Kree. This is a major departure from the hero’s original origin story, which saw her effectively stumble into her powers as a well-meaning citizen just trying to do some good in a weird, alien situation. The new issue may hint that Carol was always predisposed to become a hero, and that her Kree-human hybridization might not be the result of the Psyche-Magnitron at all, but rather a matter of simple genetics — if we are assume that her mother is, in fact, Kree and her father was human. Now that’s a comic book coincidence if there ever was one.
 
The revelation also has the added effect of fleshing out Marie’s character even more. Up until this point, Marie Danvers has been portrayed as a woman who was cheated on years ago and simply doesn’t want to address it, much like she doesn’t want to address the fact that her husband was an abusive jerk. The reveal that she is a Kree fighter (we have to assume she’s a fighter, as she claims she can take care of the Kree clone, who doesn’t seem receptive to the diplomatic approach) adds a layer of complexity to the character, putting her on the same power level (or greater) as Carol, but casting her in the tragic light of someone who knows a relationship is bad but won’t leave. “I thought could save him,” Marie says. For a Kree warrior, she’s certainly swamped in a very human, and relatable, drama.
 
There are some mysteries that remain, though. The issue also reveals that Carol seemingly witnessed her father being unfaithful to her mother. In a flashback, we see Joseph Danvers snogging a floating woman that Carol determines “definitely wasn’t from around here.” The Life of Captain Marvel has so far hinted heavily that Joseph Danvers’ fling was with an alien woman, whose identity is yet to be revealed. The reveal that Marie Danvers is really a Kree lends some credence to the theory that she was actually that other woman but dealing with the perils of a dual identity. It would certainly be very strange for a jerkwad like Joseph Danvers to have attracted the affections of not one, but two alien women (lest he is later revealed to be Star Trek‘s Captain James T. Kirk in disguise). It’s all sticky and complicated, and we won’t know more for certain until The Life of Captain Marvel #4. Regardless, the Kree clone who has been tearing Harpswell apart certainly has it out for Marie Danvers.
 
There is a certain amount of irony in the fact that Captain Marvel’s origin story has been so spectacularly rewritten now, when the hero’s cultural cache is nearing its zenith. The first teaser for the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Captain Marvel released just the other day and is poised to delve into its own take on Carol’s backstory. On top of that, many fans are clamoring to see Brie Larson’s version of the hero take Thanos down a peg when Avengers 4 hits theaters, especially after the heartbreaking end of Avengers: Infinity War. It’s unclear if Captain Marvel or Avengers 4 will take Carol’s rejuvenated story into account, but it doesn’t really matter. The biggest Captain Marvel story is happening in comics right now, and we’re eager to see how it plays out.

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General Chat / Going on the next hiatus
« on: August 12, 2017, 08:57:42 AM »
Another one I have no idea when I can come back. Whether you guys won't or not, I'll miss you guys. And those of other message boards as well

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General Chat / India China dispute
« on: August 12, 2017, 08:56:40 AM »
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-40478813
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What's behind the India-China border stand-off?
or four weeks, India and China have been involved in a stand-off along part of their 3,500km (2,174-mile) shared border.

The two nations fought a war over the border in 1962 and disputes remain unresolved in several areas, causing tensions to rise from time to time.

Since this confrontation began last month, each side has reinforced its troops and called on the other to back down.

How did the row begin?

It erupted when India opposed China's attempt to extend a border road through a plateau known as Doklam in India and Donglang in China.

The plateau, which lies at a junction between China, the north-eastern Indian state of Sikkim and Bhutan, is currently disputed between Beijing and Thimphu. India supports Bhutan's claim over it.

India is concerned that if the road is completed, it will give China greater access to India's strategically vulnerable "chicken's neck", a 20km (12-mile) wide corridor that links the seven north-eastern states to the Indian mainland.

Indian military officials told regional analyst Subir Bhaumik that they protested and stopped the road-building group, which led Chinese troops to rush Indian positions and smash two bunkers at the nearby Lalten outpost.

"We did not open fire, our boys just created a human wall and stopped the Chinese from any further incursion," a brigadier said on condition of anonymity because he was not authorised to speak to the press.

Chinese officials say that in opposing the road construction, Indian border guards obstructed "normal activities" on the Chinese side, and called on India to immediately withdraw.

What is the situation now?


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http://www.ndtv.com/india-news/india-sends-troops-to-china-border-caution-level-raised-report-1736676
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More Troops Sent Along China Border, Caution Level Raised
Neither India nor China has shown any sign of backing off from a face-off that began nearly three months ago along the Sikkim border when Indian soldiers entered the Doklam plateau to stop the Chinese army from constructing a road.
All India | Reported by Vishnu Som, Edited by Arun Nair | Updated: August 11, 2017 22:13 IST
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More Troops Sent Along China Border, Caution Level Raised

India has enhanced troop level along its border with China in Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh. (File photo)
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    More troops sent in at border along Arunchal, Sikkim, report PTI, Reuters
    Army officials refused to comment on the reports
    India, China locked in standoff in Sikkim sector for nearly 2 months

India has increased operational readiness by sending more troops along the eastern border with China, sources said. The latter said that the army has also raised the "caution level" among army formations who are guarding the 1400-km border in Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh.

Army officials refused to comment on the reports because they said they cannot reveal operational details.

Neither India nor China has shown any sign of backing off from a face-off that began nearly two months ago along the Sikkim border when Indian soldiers entered the Doklam plateau to stop the Chinese army from constructing a road.

China says that the plateau, which it calls Donglang, is a part of its territory and it has every right to build a road there. India and Bhutan claim the land belongs to the Himalayan kingdom. Delhi says it had warned Beijing that the road would be a serious security concern because it changes the status quo at the tri-junction of the borders of India, China and Bhutan.

The stand-off has so far involved about 300 soldiers on each side standing a few hundred feet apart.

Yesterday, army sources said they did not expect the tension to escalate. The military alert level has been raised as a matter of caution, sources in New Delhi and in Sikkim said on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the matter.
 
india china border

Neither India nor China has shown any sign of backing off from a face-off that began nearly three months.
Each year, Indian troop formations deployed on the border go on such an "operational alert" usually in September and October. But this year the activity has been advanced in the eastern sector, sources said to Reuters.

"The army has moved to a state that is called 'no war, no peace'," said a source to NDTV yesterday. Under the order issued to all troop formations in the eastern command a week ago, soldiers are supposed to take up positions that are earmarked for them in the event of a war, the source said.

India has suggested that both countries withdraw troops while exploring a compromise through diplomatic talks. But China demands a unilateral troop withdrawal.

Defence Minister Arun Jaitley said this week in parliament that the military is ready to meet any challenge to the country's security and that India has learnt lessons on being under-prepared from the 1962 war which was fought over Arunachal Pradesh and delivered a humiliating defeat to Delhi. "The armed forces have been made fully capable...because even today the nation faces challenges from our neighbouring countries" he said.

Indian sources say the road construction is a threat to the security of its northeastern states.

China has repeatedly warned of an escalation if India does not pull back its soldiers with state-controlled newspapers warning this week that a countdown to a military standoff has begun.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jul/06/china-india-bhutan-standoff-disputed-territory
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China has demanded the withdrawal of Indian troops from a scrap of disputed territory to end an escalating border row between the two Asian powers that has drawn in tiny Bhutan.

Beijing claims the Indian troops are occupying its soil, but both Bhutan and India maintain the area in question is Bhutanese territory.

Analysts maintain that armed conflict between the two Asian powers is unlikely, but say the harsh language and scale of the mobilisation in the remote but strategically important area, where the borders of China, India and Bhutan intersect, is unprecedented in recent years.

One former Indian foreign secretary said the impasse, now in its third week, also marked the first time India and China had squared off on the soil of a third country, an overt display of the escalating regional rivalry between the pair.

The current standoff began on 16 June when a column of Chinese troops accompanied by construction vehicles and road-building equipment began moving south into what Bhutan considers its territory.

Bhutan, a small Himalayan kingdom with close military and economic ties to India, requested assistance from Delhi, which sent forces to resist the Chinese advance.

To avoid escalation, frontline troops in the area do not generally carry weapons, and the Chinese and Indian troops reportedly clashed by “jostling”: bumping chests, without punching or kicking, in order to force the other side backwards.

At the heart of the dispute are different interpretations of where the “trijunction” – the point where the three countries’ borders meet – precisely lies. China argues its territory extends south to an area called Gamochen, while India says Chinese control ends at Batanga La, further to the north.

About 3,000 troops from both countries are reportedly stationed near Doka La , an area initial media reports said was about 15km from Gamochen, but which satellite imagery shows could be as close as two to three kilometres away.

In support of its claim, China points to an 1890 treaty signed with the British Raj, and seemingly endorsed by India’s first prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, in a letter to his Chinese counterpart. India says the letter does not accurately capture Nehru’s position and that China cannot unilaterally alter the territorial status quo.

It is the longest standoff between the two armies since 1962, when tensions over Tibet and elsewhere along the border sparked a brief war from which China emerged victorious.

China still claims a section of the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh and was angered in April when the Dalai Lama, whom Beijing regards as an “anti-China separatist”, conducted a tour of the state.

Though India says its troops in Bhutan are in “non-combative mode”, the rhetoric on both sides is growing increasingly pugilistic. India’s army chief, Bipin Rawat, has said that India is ready to fight a “two and half front war” – referring to Pakistan, China and against the country’s various internal insurgencies.

On Tuesday, an editorial in the Global Times, a Chinese state-run newspaper, called for Delhi to be taught “a bitter lesson”, warning in a second conflict it would suffer greater losses than in 1962.

Srikanth Kondapalli, a professor of Chinese Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University in Delhi, said he believed the standoff would “die down in a little while”, arguing neither country wanted to fight a full-blown war.

“No one is willing to rock the boat, despite all that we have seen,” he said. Rather, as it does in the south China sea, he said Beijing was employing a “salami-slicing” strategy, patiently absorbing small swaths of territory it considers to be its own.

Global attention is usually focused on China’s expansion into east Asia, but the burgeoning superpower is increasingly also muscling into south Asia, forging links with countries India considers to be firmly within its sphere of influence.

“For the past six years China has been attempting to hem India in and take away its strategic space in South Asia,” said Ashok Malik, a fellow at the Delhi-based Observer Research Foundation.

India was especially sensitive to China’s encroachment near its Bhutanese border, he said, because it brought Chinese troops uncomfortably close to a section of Indian territory called the “chicken’s neck”, a thin corridor which, if broached, could cut Delhi off from its northeastern states.

“This is in fact a provocative gesture which makes the defence of Doklam virtually the defence of India,” Malik said. “I don’t expect a conflict, but I expect both sides to stay put as long as Chinese supply and logistical lines will allow.”

If a war breaks out, both countries will be up for grabs for others.

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Guess it was a bone-shattering orgasm instead of earth shattering one

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/threesome-hell-saw-naked-woman-10891002

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4118415/germany-threesome-from-hell/

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Naked woman having orgasm plunges from balcony during 'threesome from hell' - then lover breaks bones trying to help

The male participant told cops that 'during lovemaking, there was a positional quarrel', with one of the ladies leaning against a balcony

Both women suffered broken bones and were rushed to hospital (Image: Getty Images Europe)

A 'threesome from hell' led to a woman falling off a balcony while having an orgasm and another toppling down some stairs.

Both women suffered broken bones after the romp rapidly went wrong following a "positional quarrel".

The first woman suffered broken bones in her feet and legs after she plunged ten feet from a balcony as she reached her climax.

Her naked friend screamed and ran down the stairs to help her, slipped, and snapped bones in her arm and neck.

Medics arrived at the apartment in Bad Breisig, Germany where the embarrassed man explained what had occurred.

Police said the female victims of the sex game gone wrong were both naked.
The three lovers were enjoying a romp in an apartment in the German town of Bad Breisig

Cops added that the man in the threesome told them that “during the lovemaking, there was a positional quarrel”, with one of the ladies leaning against a balcony railing which led to her plunge.

A local newspaper commented on the incident: “They better try bondage next time.”

Officers said it was an accident and that no charges will be made.

The names and ages of the victims “will not be released to spare their embarrassment,” added police.

In March, a man had to be treated by firefighters after 'strangling' his penis by getting a metal ring stuck round it.

He reportedly applied the titanium penoscrotal constriction ring to his manhood during sex.

The device became stuck at the base of his scrotum, causing his penis to swell and leaving him in pain.



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UNHAPPY ENDING! Threesome from hell as naked woman breaks bones falling from a BALCONY while having an orgasm…before a second randy woman is hurt trying to help

The embarrassed man had to explain the bizarre scene to medics who arrived at the apartment in Bad Breisig, Germany


A THREESOME that went badly wrong led to a woman falling off a balcony while having an orgasm and another toppling down some stairs.

Both women suffered broken bones after the romp rapidly went south following a “positional quarrel”.

The first woman suffered broken bones in her feet and legs after she plunged ten feet from a balcony as she reached her climax.

Her naked friend screamed and ran down the stairs to help her, slipped, and snapped bones in her arm and neck.

Medics arrived at the apartment in Bad Breisig where the embarrassed man explained what had occurred.

Police said the female victims of the sex game gone wrong were both naked.

Cops added that the man in the threesome told them that “during the lovemaking, there was a positional quarrel”, with one

of the ladies leaning against a balcony railing which led to her plunge.

A local newspaper commented on the incident: “They better try bondage next time.”

The three lovers were enjoying a romp in an apartment in the German town of Bad Breisig

Officers said it was an accident and that no charges will be made.

The names and ages of the victims “will not be released to spare their embarrassment,” added police.


In April a cheating couple had to do the ultimate parade of shame when the man’s penis became stuck inside his secret lover during sex, it has been claimed.
The amorous pair were forced to be carried through bustling streets packed with shocked locals on their way to get urgent medical help, an unverified video of the incident appears to show.


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On a scale of 1-20, if Cap and WS are ranked 10, with the metal arm being 11, where would you rank these two?
https://vimeo.com/226954717

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The quality of movies are always a hot topic, and can vary depending on various factors and is always debatable. On the other hand, no-one is more of an authority of someone's personal enjoyment than themselves. So, list the MCU movies in descending order of how much you enjoyed them. Mine is:   
Marvel's The Avengers
Iron Man 3
Guardians of The Galaxy Vol 2
Doctor Strange
Guardians of the Galaxy
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
The Incredible Hulk
Iron Man
Thor
Captain America: The First Avenger
Ant Man
Iron Man 2
Spider Man: Homecoming
Avengers: Age of Ultron
Thor: The Dark World
Captain America: Civil War

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Lets face it. Currently most Marvel titles aren't what they used to be. It feels like if nothing could get worse. Then it hit me. We all thought that before, several times. So, which was the first time you thought things couldn't get worse for a title?
The earliest I remember for me was the ending phase for Bruce Jones on Hulk.

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Ask The Staff / Some of the old threads in ICT have disappeared
« on: June 27, 2017, 02:27:47 AM »
I was wondering if they were deleted - which I doubt, since I remember every deleted thread having a page left to show why theey were deleted, or they just went away with the board problem

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Ask The Staff / Does anyone know what happned to Jonathanos?
« on: June 26, 2017, 01:17:24 AM »
Jon kinda disappeared near the end of 2015

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http://www.slashfilm.com/james-gunn-trolls-fake-kevin-feige/

Ha ha, did he really thought he could get away with that? ;D

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ICT / Girder (CW Flash) runs the CQC gauntlet
« on: June 21, 2017, 06:04:33 PM »
Girder from the Flash series runs the CQC gauntlet. He is refreshed to peak after each round. How far does he get:
1. MCU Batroc
2. MCU DD and Melinda May
3. Nu Trek Spock and Khan
4. Sin City movies Marv and Manute
5. MCU Cap(no shield)
Some videos of the guy:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDCYgZrpLFI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jj1MJ92P2E
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CWZhSezJ20
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BT7yESIN93c
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ApM1i9MU69w

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