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Windom URL

Rain Partier

Postby Windom URL » Sun May 29, 2011 10:48 am

Eli Katz's biography should be entitled Crime And Vegetables.
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S.F. Jude Terror

OMCTO

Postby S.F. Jude Terror » Sun May 29, 2011 10:49 am

Eli, I'm surprised you didn't enjoy Secret Avengers, since it's pretty much the American version of Dysart's Unknown Soldier.
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Punchy

Staff Writer

Postby Punchy » Sun May 29, 2011 10:50 am

Eli Katz wrote:I don't like fantasy because, usually, there are no rules to the magic. One guy is suddenly more powerful than others not because it makes any sense, but rather because the plot calls for it.

Also, I also don't like it because I just don't like it. It's a visceral thing. You're not going to convince me to give a genre a second chance that I have hated since childhood.

For the record, I don't like love stories either. That's another genre I'm not interested in.


Isn't the point of magic that it is beyond rules? If it had rules it would be science, or like something from a video game or a trading card game. I've always seen it like that.

I would still recommend you watch Game Of Thrones, there is very little magic, and at the point the TV show is at, none at all.

And this isn't really about fantasy, you seem to have suddenly switched to dismissing anything that is unrealistic, you read and enjoyed some superhero comics before, why change now?
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Windom URL

Rain Partier

Postby Windom URL » Sun May 29, 2011 11:02 am

The mutants' jingoism is always a little off-putting to me.
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Eli Katz

OMCTO

Postby Eli Katz » Sun May 29, 2011 11:10 am

Jude Terror wrote:Eli, I'm surprised you didn't enjoy Secret Avengers, since it's pretty much the American version of Dysart's Unknown Soldier.

I didn't read Secret Avengers. If it really is similar to Unknown Soldier, I'd probably check it out.
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Windom URL

Rain Partier

Postby Windom URL » Sun May 29, 2011 11:13 am

Damn this thread is full of grenades and land-mines. I approve.
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Punchy

Staff Writer

Postby Punchy » Sun May 29, 2011 11:16 am

Eli Katz wrote:I didn't read Secret Avengers. If it really is similar to Unknown Soldier, I'd probably check it out.


I only read the first 3 issues of Unknown Soldier before I dropped it, but I can safely say that Jude is taking the mickey, and SA is nothing like Unknown Soldier.
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S.F. Jude Terror

OMCTO

Postby S.F. Jude Terror » Sun May 29, 2011 11:21 am

Victorian Squid wrote:Damn this thread is full of grenades and land-mines. I approve.


Now if only Demonoid had a copy of last week's Hawkeye issue. :(
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Eli Katz

OMCTO

Postby Eli Katz » Sun May 29, 2011 11:22 am

Victorian Squid wrote:Eli Katz's biography should be entitled Crime And Vegetables.

Farewell, My Lovely Bacon
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Frag

REAL OFFICIAL President of the Outhouse

Postby Frag » Sun May 29, 2011 11:29 am

That is such a good dissertation that starting today, you are Dr. Terror.
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Stephen Day

Wrasslin' Fan

Postby Stephen Day » Sun May 29, 2011 12:20 pm

Victorian Squid wrote:

Stephen, the word "jingoism" means extreme patriotism in the form of aggressive foreign policy. Fear Itself, specifically this issue, shows an attack on Washington D.C. that is being defended against. Jingoism has no place in a discussion of the defense of one's homeland, and you've shown you don't even know what the word means to boot! :smt011


I said that I was afraid that I would find it jingoistic from what I read about the issue going in. I also said that the overall tone wasn't bad all that bad. In other words, I didn't find it to be jingoistic -- mostly for the reasons you mentioned. I've removed the, words "this was somewhat the case," because I realize that those words were misleading from what I actually meant.
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Windom URL

Rain Partier

Postby Windom URL » Sun May 29, 2011 12:22 pm

Stephen Day wrote:
I said that I was afraid that I would find it jingoistic from what I read about the issue going in. I also said that the overall tone wasn't bad all that bad. In other words, I didn't find it to be jingoistic -- mostly for the reasons you mentioned. I've removed the, words "this was somewhat the case," because I realize that those words were misleading from what I actually meant.


Well how are we gonna fight then? :-(

:wink:
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Stephen Day

Wrasslin' Fan

Postby Stephen Day » Sun May 29, 2011 12:25 pm

Victorian Squid wrote:
Well how are we gonna fight then? :-(

:wink:


Well, I could claim that you were trying to put words in my mouth if that's what you really want. :P :wink:

You jerk! :smt011
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Windom URL

Rain Partier

Postby Windom URL » Sun May 29, 2011 12:26 pm

Stephen Day wrote:
Well, I could claim that you were trying to put words in my mouth if that's what you really want. :P :wink:

You jerk! :smt011


After editing your review? I dare you! :x
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Stephen Day

Wrasslin' Fan

Postby Stephen Day » Sun May 29, 2011 12:47 pm

Victorian Squid wrote:
After editing your review? I dare you! :x


Challenge accepted

Don't put words in my mouth ever again you jerk! :smt076

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