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Your Top Modern Characters part 19

Your Top Modern Characters part 19

By Chris Mitchell in Features on March 16, 2009

We have a Young X-Man, a Young Avenger, A Bloodline character, a Thunderbolt, and a Pokemon?!?


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Cherish what you have while you have it!

Cherish what you have while you have it!

By wisdom000 in Features on March 16, 2009

My friends 4 year old daughter Destiny died Tuesday.   She was born with all sorts of problems, lived the first two years of her life in the hospital.  At birth she was given 6 months, tops.  With her problems, blind, severely mentally handicapped, and other organ problems, that she lasted 4 years was a miracle, eventually her little heart just couldn't take anymore and exploded.   The parents, Matt and Megan, are taking it pretty well, they have had plenty of time to come to terms with it as being inevitable, and their have been a lot of really close calls over the years.  Destiny's brothers, Dustin and Donovan, are in complete denial, thinking Destiny is just at the hospital again, and will be coming home.  I think that's harder on the parents than anything else.  Donovan is 6, so he will remember her at least, but Dustin is only 3, and will likely only vaguely remember he once had a sister.  The last few days our circle of friends does what we always do, we wrap our friends up in our love, protecting them and soothing them as best we can.  Our little gang of friends is closer to each other than most people are to their own parents and siblings.  This isn't our first tragedy, sadly, as the years go by their have been far too many.  So many in fact that The routine has become somewhat mechanical.  First person to hear about it calls everyone else, and we bring the grieving or troubled ones to my house. My house is specifically set up for the comfort of my friends, it is clean and neat, but with plenty of room, plenty of distractions, and it is always comfortable and feels like home to anyone who sets foot in the door, it is where we meet, it is where we game, and it is where we have our deepest conversations... in a very real sense it is a church, a holy temple dedicated to comfort and friendship.  The grieving or troubled don't always end up there, but it is where they naturally gravitate towards.  And once there our extended family descends on my home like mother hens and the love generated is so heady you can feel it in the air, you can see it.   Destiny's funeral services are tomorrow, I seem to be attending so many of them lately.  I understand it's a part of life, but I still feel so young, my friends are so young in my eyes.   I understand as well as Destiny's parents that this was inevitable, and perhaps even a blessing in it's own right as with her problems, that little girl would never have had anything remotely resembling a normal life, and would never have known a day without pain.  But that's the tragedy, that she was born that way in the first place, that she never had a chance, that both she and her parents had to undergo these struggles for so very long for what seems like nothing in the end.  But if life and it's tragedies teach us anything, it's to cherish each other, to hold fast to the ones we love.  To make them understand every day how much they mean to us, and how much we would do for them.  We can't choose who our parents are, we can't choose who our brothers and sisters and children are, but we can choose our families.  Family is more than blood, it's who we choose to let closest to us, who we take to our bosom and invite into our homes.  And everyone of us should find the time to realize how important that is, and how grateful we should be for it.  We don't get much in this world, but the things that matter, friends, family... these are what make us wealthy.   And it's not only the people we have physical contact with. Here at the Outhouse, and before it when we all electronically dwelled at the 'Rama, I have seen the same reactions, the same nurturing, the same protection.  It's why this place is special, and why I love so many of you, so very much.  When someone is in trouble, you are there for them, it's not all lutz and dick jokes, this community we have made here, this giant gathering of misfits, outcasts, and vagabonds, we are a family, even if only through digital representation.  And every now and then, it should behoove us to recognize that.   My friends, be thankful, cherish each other, as I cherish you.  As long as we have this, this place will continue to be the electronic refuge, the virtual home, for all of us.  Never forget, you are who you associate with, and never forget to recognize what makes everything else worthwhile. I love you all!

Your Top Modern Characters part 18

Your Top Modern Characters part 18

By Chris Mitchell in Features on March 16, 2009

A monkey, a mutant, a mech driver and some robots. Can't get anymore whacky then that!!

Your Top Modern Characters part 17

Your Top Modern Characters part 17

By Chris Mitchell in Features on March 16, 2009

Five characters, all of them from different aspects of there respected universes.

Your Top Modern Characters part 16

Your Top Modern Characters part 16

By Chris Mitchell in Features on March 16, 2009

A bunch of characters here, including one that was in a recent e_galston article.

Your Top Modern Characters part 15

Your Top Modern Characters part 15

By Chris Mitchell in Features on March 16, 2009

Two ladies and two men, and I think you will know all of them. Yay.

Strictly Speaking

Strictly Speaking

By Strict31 in Features on March 16, 2009

This week, I take some time away from playing video games to give you a look at all the things that make geeks spooge. First we take a look at George Lucas's upcoming live-action Star Wars TV show. Then, we'll find out what DC's got in store for Batman. After that, we'll take a trip to the year 2099 with Brian Reed. Next, we'll see why DC's next cartoon has made Jeph Loeb Public Enemy number one. And finally, we'll find out the real reason why Marvel pushed the Avengers movie back a year.

Super Reads War of Kings and Dark Reign

Super Reads War of Kings and Dark Reign

By SuperginraiX in Features on March 15, 2009

It's time for intergalactic war to begin! It's also time that bringing on the villains CONTINUES! Today, we check out War of Kings #1, New Avengers: The Reunion #1, Dark Reign: Fantastic Four #1, Secret Warriors #2, Agents of Atlas #2, Black Panther #2, Deadpool #8, and then blast to the past for Marvel Comics #1. Enjoy and spread the word! Spoilers Ahead!

Your Top Modern Characters part 14

Your Top Modern Characters part 14

By Chris Mitchell in Features on March 14, 2009

Mooooooooooooooooooooooooore manga!!

Your Top Modern Characters part 13

Your Top Modern Characters part 13

By Chris Mitchell in Features on March 14, 2009

A Spidey villain, a member of Doom Patrol, and a Vertigo Preacher (no, not him)

Your Top Modern Characters part 12

Your Top Modern Characters part 12

By Chris Mitchell in Features on March 14, 2009

Three more characters, and I think they are all pretty damn interesting...

Your Top Modern Characters part 11

Your Top Modern Characters part 11

By Chris Mitchell in Features on March 14, 2009

Will we ever make it to 10 points?  Most likely yes.  Lets hope its this week...lol

Your Top Modern Characters part 10

Your Top Modern Characters part 10

By Chris Mitchell in Features on March 14, 2009

Three characters in this batch. Two mutants and one cyborg.

Your Top Modern Characters part 9

Your Top Modern Characters part 9

By Chris Mitchell in Features on March 13, 2009

Five more for your viewing enjoyment...

Your Top Modern Characters part 8

Your Top Modern Characters part 8

By Chris Mitchell in Features on March 13, 2009

Some really fun characters in this one, I am pretty sure you all know about four of these characters, but the fifth I think about two or three of you know. Yeah, that’s the manga one.

Your Top Modern Characters part 7

Your Top Modern Characters part 7

By Chris Mitchell in Features on March 13, 2009

A few characters here from all over the place, are they good? One of them is according to a certain poster. I think he referred all of the people who didn't have this character on the list a "moron" so that would be all of you.


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Interview with Christos Gage

Interview with Christos Gage

By ThrillHouse in Features on March 12, 2009

The Outhouse's own Zach "Thrillhouse" Langlois got a chance to have a talk with the writer of Avengers: The Intiative (among other things) about his past works and upcoming books including a creator owned book put out by Avatar and Christos' spin on a BIG 80's animated series.

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