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Film & TV / Re: Boba Fett - Fan-made trailer
« on: 03 September, 2015, 02:27:09 PM »
In fairness he was very cool in Empire. He was addressed directly by Vader on the Executioner*, and then later had the balls to stand up to Vader - not to mention that scene in the hallway on Bespin where he could have clearly shot Luke's head off if Vader hadn't wanted him alive.

It's the EU's fault that Boba-worship reached some sort of crazy.

* Personally, though I thought all of the bounty hunters were so cool - even Dengar - it was Zuckuss, 4-LOM, and Bossk I really liked to the point that when me and my friends played with our Star Wars toys, I always did everything I could to be those guys.

Film & TV / Re: Fear the Walking Dead
« on: 26 August, 2015, 09:01:20 PM »
PA is the birthplace of the modern zombie with Night of the Living Dead.

We do have NotLD tours around Halloween-time. Sadly, the original NotLD house is now gone to the last foundation stone.

Keep the questions coming, lads. You'll make me rich.

Film & TV / Re: Fear the Walking Dead
« on: 26 August, 2015, 08:46:25 PM »
I'm paid by post count.

Here in the Northeast Pennsylvania (NEPA for short) town called Kingston we have no fewer than 37 pizza parlors, 42, hoagie joints, 63 dive bars, and 2 comic book shop that sell 2000AD (in monthly bundles). Come visit.

Film & TV / Re: Fear the Walking Dead
« on: 26 August, 2015, 03:24:43 PM »
Sorry, if I offended, okay.

No offense at all. Truth be told there are hicks or hillbillies in every state. Here in Pennsylvania where I live, all around the cities people are "cultured" but then outside the cities the lay turns to countryside really fast and you find hillbillies everywhere (see the original Dawn of the Dead - that's exactly how it is). Even New York state is like this.

Film & TV / Re: Fear the Walking Dead
« on: 25 August, 2015, 09:51:28 PM »
The "East Coast" stretches down to the Carolinas...then it becomes the "South". The South is much much different than what folks here would consider the East Coast (where the actual Yanks all live). People from Atlanta would be just as upset about being lumped in with East Coasters as us East Coasters would be upset about those bumpkins being lumped in with us.

California is huge, and has much rural and backwoods area. There are deserts as well as deep forests. California has several populated hubs - the rest is very rural. Lots of dudes in big trucks, lots of hicks in tight jeans, haha.

Film & TV / Re: Fear the Walking Dead
« on: 25 August, 2015, 02:27:20 PM »
Fear the Walking Dead: a bit dull with all that "character building". I'll give it another episode or two. I hope they invoke the LA Rodney King Riots with the storyline - I always felt a zombie retelling of the riots would be fantastic.

So the druggie kid - was the actor impersonating Johnny Depp or impersonating Skeet Ulrich impersonating Johnny Depp? ...

Even the different setting on the west coast was just enough to throw this one out a little for me. I used to the backwards less populated places.

Good sir, here on the East Coast we are not backwards. Philadelphia, New York, Boston, Washington DC, ect, are all cities that compare to Los Angeles. Having also lived in California (San Diego) for several years I can assure you that there are as many hicks in California as there are anywhere else in the US.

Also, Atlanta is the in the south. Not East Coast at all, its on the Gulf Coast.

Bone is indeed a good one, and one of the comics my daughters love to read - along with ElfQuest, Groo the Wanderer, and TMNT.

Help! / Re: Help me find Mouse Guard Winter 1152
« on: 20 August, 2015, 04:37:26 PM »
I have it, and I am willing to trade or sell.

Problem is I live in the States. But willing to send it over there.

Film & TV / Re: Star Wars Episode 7 and Disney buy Lucas Film
« on: 19 August, 2015, 05:57:31 PM »
* Ok, I will admit to playing some Star Wars games and reading the first Han Solo novels (Brian Daley?) and a couple of Lando novels. And Marvel comics. But I never thought they were 'real' Star Wars.

The Brian Daley Han Solo novels were great fun, and Daley is/was probably the best at capturing the character (from what I've read, which was a lot at one time but nothing for many many years). Those Lando books were...wonky.

Film & TV / Re: Star Wars Episode 7 and Disney buy Lucas Film
« on: 14 August, 2015, 08:53:03 PM »
And Yoda was wearing them, in Empire Strikes Back.

Or maybe that was just a coincidence, and Dagobahgonians also wear the style.

Film & TV / Re: Star Wars Episode 7 and Disney buy Lucas Film
« on: 10 August, 2015, 08:03:27 PM »
That shot is shit. CGI sucks.

Prog / Re: Prog 1942: Fost-----Nixon
« on: 07 August, 2015, 06:26:55 PM »

I'm at work, typed that not realizing my caps lock was on, thought briefly about retyping it it, and decided not to.

For what it's worth, I always enjoyed the existence of the "Women's Underware" thread. In danger of putting this thread even more off-topic (adding another wrecking ball), I'd say that it's okay to enjoy lovely women in underware; after all, these women (most of the time) posed for those photos and thus meant them to be seen. IMO telling a lovely womam to cover up when she wants to show off her beauty is kind of...I don't know, Puritanical, and kind of the opposite of women's lib. That said, if any of those women want me to return the favor and send them photos of myself in a comprably undressed state, I'd be happy to do so. Nudity is natural, and who doesn't enjoy being mostly (at least) or all the way nude?

While I had to read it twice and still didn't understand, the title of the thread lured me right in.

Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 04 August, 2015, 08:20:56 PM »
Ah, Filip, that crushes me. I'm tremendously sorry for your loss. If there's anything I can do, my friend, please please don't hesitate to message me. All the best, man.  :'(

Games / Re: The Board Game Thread
« on: 04 August, 2015, 07:46:29 PM »
Oh aye, I've no time for all that anti-fan B*****ks, but when you have a vast brick-and-mortar empire that depends entirely on kids buying your crap and only your crap, and not using their imagination in the way that gamng normally encourages, I can see the value of being ultra-proscriptive. If your consumers can make up their own stuff, what do they need your over-priced skull-mountains for?

Well...I agree and disagree...

Let me get this out of the way: I'm a huge GW fanboy. I own nearly every one of their board games, too many Warhammer Fantasy Battle and Warhammer 40K armies...I've boxes full of Oldhammer metal minis and cases full of modern plastics. I'm STILL the kid they market their stuff to, haha.

I can understand being ultra-protective of their IP. They should be, in most cases. I myself wouldn't support bootlegs or produced material infringing on their IP (see my reason for not supporting HQ 25th).


Most of those fansites were just publishing (for free) adventures they have made up for HeroQuest, or scenarios they came up with for WHFB, showing off their painted models, or blogging about house rules they used to work out vague official rules. I would argue that these sites formed a Warhammer community that GW refused to form themselves (until recently with the launch of Age of Sigmar); I'd argue that these sites, showing off all those glorious minis, did way more to get people interested in and - with new scenarios and adventures - keep people interested in GW products.

Rebellion is an example of doing it the right way. Look no further than the lovely fanzines they allow our lovely forumites to publish. When Bolt and Rich (among others) are at a convention flogging these comics, they're bringing awareness to 2000AD and its characters. GW, on the other hand, shut down folks doing the same thing and alienated everyone aware of what was going on. And GW isn't alone at the top anymore; they can't afford to alienate anyone, as their flagging WHFB sales, which led to the demise of that seminal game, can attest.

Anyway, sorry to ramble. GW is one of my favorite topics to talk about!

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