Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.

Topics - Master

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 20
ICT / Fire Nation vs. Mordor
« on: October 23, 2017, 10:28:36 PM »
The entire Fire Nation island with all of its resources pops into existence a few miles off the shores of Middle Earth in the south nearer to Mordor. Firelord Ozai decides to crush Mordor and its allies.

Magic godly bullshits and tricks creates an impenetrable barrier that prevents the Fire Nation and Mordor from interacting with the men, elves, and dwarfs of the north.

Does the Fire Nation have a chance? If not, what if Sozin’s comet will come in thirty days (and Ozai knows this)?

ICT / Disney heroes vs. Chitauri
« on: October 16, 2017, 09:08:21 AM »
Disney Hercules, Peter Pan, Mulan, Merida, Aladin (with Carpet), Maui, and Prince Phillip (with enchanted sword and shield) get a week to train together and know each other.

They then replace the Avengers for the Chitauri invasion. How do they do?

General Chat / Black guy arrested for saying he would kill all white people
« on: September 16, 2017, 08:00:34 AM »
New Orleans man jailed after saying he would kill all white people - Fox News

ALL of them? Very ambitious.

General Chat / Removing Confederate Monuments
« on: August 16, 2017, 07:39:14 AM »
The idea of removing monuments being erasing or revising history has come up in topic about the white nationalist protest violence, and it has come up in the news lately. I've heard it discussed among friends and family too. Here are a few points I wanted to make for its own topic:

1) Enemies and traitors of a nation typically do not get monuments. Exhibits in museums? Sure, that's normal depending on how well known they were. Excerpts in history books (both in schools and for sale to the public)? Absolutely. Bookstores are loaded with books about terrorists, wars, and enemy states... usually WWII and Civil War in US bookstores due to popularity.

But monuments? No. Iraq doesn't keep Saddam Hussein statues in public. Germany does keep Hitler monuments in public. I'm sure Germany also isn't big on Stalin statues. You don't glorify your enemies, and monuments are intended to glorify generally. We don't need to build an Osama bin Laden statue near Freedom Plaza (or anywhere in the US) to remember an enemy of the state. That's absolute bullshit nonsense.

2) The Confederate monuments were historical revisionism. Way after those traitors were defeated, the southern states started to attempt revising history as a "fuck you" to the Civil Rights movement by glorifying traitors who fought to maintain slavery. Those southern states also started to revive use of the confederate battle flag, adding it to their state flags while they renamed streets after famous confederate traitors.

This was revising a history of treason, slavery, and racism into "southern pride" or "heritage". It wasn't remembering the past; it was an attempt to rewrite history in the most favorable light to traitors who went to war to break this nation apart. And it was done primarily as backlash against the efforts to promote civil liberties for black Americans.

Fixing that revisionism is NOT itself revisionism. It is a return to a more accurate historical depiction of events where confederate traitors are not glorified like heroes.

3) Pulling down traitor monuments is not a slippery slope to pulling down every monument that has ever existed across the world for all of time. I don't recall outrage when news showed Iraqi citizens yanking down Saddam's statue.

Deciding who gets/deserves a MONUMENT is something to decide based on popularity and glory-worthy achievement. Confederate monuments went up for shit reasons and are now being removed for historical accuracy.

Music, Movies, Tv and Books / Cast an Overwatch movie
« on: August 04, 2017, 07:08:56 PM »
Cast a movie based on the Overwatch video game. Feel free to add more if you want.

Soldier 76

Is this a bad sign? The movie opens in two days, and I can't find reviews.

It is possible we'll get the "Thanos kills all the heroes" scene, which yeah... those guys will be alive by the end. But these movies also serve as a good way to write out Chris Evans and RDJ, who have said they are done after these next two films.

So do you think Cap and Stark die? My thought is Stark might live but call it quits, passing the torch to the newer heroes. Then you can still get cameos in the future films, even if RDJ never headlines another Marvel movie. Cap I feel is dead. That's not a character that just fades away.

I think Hawkeye can be written off as doing full retirement after this event. Same for BW if Scarlet doesn't want to come back.

Thor may just leave Earth to rule in Asgard (depending on how Ragnorak ends).

General Chat / Clinton apparently killed this dude
« on: July 15, 2017, 06:12:26 PM »
GOP activist hunted Clinton emails, found dead - CNN

General Chat / Scale model of new Disney Star Wars area
« on: July 14, 2017, 07:09:33 AM »

ICT / Raimi Doc Ock vs ASM Spidey
« on: July 11, 2017, 07:19:50 PM »
Just rewatched Raimi's Spider-Man 2, and Ock is a beast. Is it weird that his body can endure the amount of punishment it takes during the films? Sure. But he somehow does. And his arms overpower his Spidey every time... which is uber impressive considering the shit Maguire Spidey does. Ock seems to get the better of Spidey twice and then loses in the end. Pretty impressive.

ASM Spidey though was arguably faster based on his bullet dodging a few times. And pin it on the SFX, but he moved more agilely in general.

ICT / Vulture vs Falcon and WS
« on: July 10, 2017, 01:14:48 PM »
Spidey beat the duo. How about Vulture?

ICT / MCU Shocker and Vulture vs. Luke Cage
« on: July 10, 2017, 06:46:04 AM »
Cage is raiding a weapons facility as he does normally. But this place belongs to Toomes, so Cage is attacked by Shocker and Vulture.

Who wins?

ICT / Completely Random: Presidents vs Celebs
« on: July 03, 2017, 12:55:45 PM »
Teddy Rosevelt, Abe Lincoln, and Thomas Jefferson all in their primes vs. Sylvester Stallone, Adam Sandler, and Steve Gutenberg in their primes.

Each team gets an hour of prep. Fight is pure HtH.

Debate / Paid Parental Leave
« on: June 22, 2017, 03:41:07 PM »
Trump's current budget proposal includes establishing a paid leave program (up to 6 weeks) for new parents. It would be run through the unemployment benefit system (details are still scarce).

Assuming the GOP supports this, the Dems should have no opposition. That would mark a major improvement for US workers in general in my opinion. Anyone disagree and think the free market should decide which workers get time off as new parents (including adoptions)?

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 20