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ICT / Re: Sundipped Superman vs Odin
« on: February 16, 2019, 07:15:31 PM »
Superman oneshots Odin

If I were ever going to get a Herochat tattoo, it would be “Superman oneshots him.”

That, or “Worldbuilding”.
“NPC” across the knuckles?


It would solve this problem but would put a greater burden on small businesses and low income workers.

How? Wouldn’t it close loopholes that are only available to large corporations?

These accountants work the rule system in a way that reminds me of D&D min/maxers. “Take three levels of fighter to get your second attack, one level of cleric to gain the ability to cast divine spells, which lets you take this predictive class....”

Educate me on why a flat tax - one rate for citizens, one rate for businesses, zero exemptions - wouldn’t solve things like these.

Marvel Zombies / Re: Marvel's First Drag Hero, are you down?
« on: February 16, 2019, 04:04:57 PM »
‘I really wanted this series to push readers to new and better stories about the whole queer experience and how it applies to being both a mutant and a superhero,’ Sina told The Advocate.

This nuanced take on the X-Men is EXACTLY what I’ve been waiting for. I predict this will be Marvel’s most popular character in years. This will sell dozens of issues.

ICT / Re: Sundipped Superman vs Odin
« on: February 16, 2019, 12:24:01 PM »
Superman oneshots Odin

If I were ever going to get a Herochat tattoo, it would be “Superman oneshots him.”

That, or “Worldbuilding”.

Debate / Re: Well Trump declared the national Emergency
« on: February 15, 2019, 12:55:50 PM »
Precedent was already set with the DACA executive order, which had far more long term implications and created far more confusion than expanding the wall we already have on our border.

ICT / Re: Captain Cold vs Bullseye
« on: February 13, 2019, 10:01:37 PM »
My initial response was "Wtf, Bullseye is way too fast for Captain Cold... oh, wait"


Cold mercs Bullseye. What’s Bullseye going to do, throw a projectile through a cold field that stops bullets in their tracks and slows the Flash to a relative crawl?

And unlike many villains, Cold fights smart.

General Chat / Re: How can shoes be blackface?
« on: February 13, 2019, 06:21:24 PM »
I’m guessing people considered bringing up the blackface issue during development, but even acknowledging it would be an admission that they had started making shoes like this in the first place, and were racist for doing so. So they repressed the desire to pull the plug. Psychology is a bitch.

Not gonna lie, I picked some up as collectors items.

But a lawsuit for hurt feelings is ridiculous.

Than again, this is the UK.

Worst things have happened in America over lesser incidents.

For sure... But we have the First Amendment. Get wrecked.

This isn't discrimination. This is a verbal altercation between two people. Should the employee be fired for calling the customer stupid? Certainly a possibility. But a lawsuit for hurt feelings is ridiculous.

Than again, this is the UK.

ICT / Re: Muhammad Ali vs Mike Tyson
« on: February 11, 2019, 06:11:02 AM »
I am not a major boxing fan but Tyson is the only fighter who I’ve seen who looked like he was going to take his opponent’s head clean off his shoulders when he connected. To the point that I’m amazed he never killed anyone in the ring.

Debate / Re: Virginia's Democratic Party : A Sinking Ship?
« on: February 10, 2019, 09:26:05 PM »
No black person is surprised this happened in the '80s. Hell, look at how the CIA flooded black nehborhoods with crack cocaine.

I’m not surprised at the racism, I’m just surprised at the anachronistic way it was expressed. It’s like seeing a barber shop quartet on the top 10 singles list in 1987. I’m aware that probably sounds really naive, though.

Whedon seems really good at balancing character interactions and relationships with action, humor with drama, and storytelling with World Building (TM). A superhero team movie is right up his alley.

DC Drones / Re: Kyle Rayner
« on: February 10, 2019, 06:49:55 PM »
Ima let you finish, I just want to say that the Wally West/Kyle Raynor relationship was one of the greatest comic book buddy teams of all time. Of ALL TIME.

Debate / Re: Virginia's Democratic Party : A Sinking Ship?
« on: February 10, 2019, 06:45:28 PM »
It’s so weird. If the photo was from the 1920s, I could chalk it up to “it was the culture at the time.” But it was from the 80s! Who was doing blackface in the 80s? That wasn’t that long ago. You’d think even hardcore racists would have thought that was corny by that time. Virginia must be a very different state.

On one hand, you could chalk it up to youthful shenanigans. He was young, young men do irreverent and edgy things, etc. But he wasn’t that young, and again, it was the fucking 80s, not the 20s. But being 22 and in school is not quite like being 22 and in the workforce.

It doesn’t seem like there’s anything in his adult life to suggest he’s treated black people unfairly. And in general I’m against people’s lives being ruined for what is essentially a harmless prank from years ago. If he had any other occupation it would be less of an issue. But as Govorner, he represents black Virginians, and of I were a black Virginian I might be far less objective about this. Though I’ve seen a poll where the majority of black Virginians don’t want him to step down, so who knows.

In general I like to err on the side of stability. He won the election, having him finish his term and then not run again. This is probably the most stable resolution to this. It’s definitely a compromise.

As for the Lt. Govorner being accused of sexual harassment, that is a more serious allegation, but it’s just an allegation and he denies it. Let the charges be investigated, and if found to be corroborated he can step down/be charged with a crime. Until then, he should just do his job.

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