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Re: Random Thoughts

Post by Blackcyclops » 06 Feb 2019, 18:54

I think ringO meant dating as in being with someone as a couple (like this my boo)...like a status, not an action.
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Re: Random Thoughts

Post by RingOtaku » 07 Feb 2019, 02:38

Nu-D wrote:
06 Feb 2019, 17:53
RingOtaku wrote:
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Romance confuses me. Can I just like roll a natural 20 and skip straight to steady dating with an understanding of expectations?
Dates are overrated. Just invite people who interest you to go do fun and interesting things. If you both have fun, do it again. Eventually, if you keep having fun, one of the things you might start doing for fun is romance. Another might be sex. Roll with it.
I did that once before. It worked for a while but not being in the same town messed it up when it got to the BF/GF stage.
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Post by Nu-D » 10 Feb 2019, 00:12

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Post by RingOtaku » 10 Feb 2019, 01:19

Congrats Nu-D
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Post by tokenBG1009 » 13 Feb 2019, 10:17

I read a single Harry Potter fanfic this weekend and my entire week has been devoted to "Why did Harry end up with boring Ginny instead of the far superior Parvarti Patil?"

This is why I can't have nice things.
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Re: Random Thoughts

Post by Anna Raven » 13 Feb 2019, 15:16

tokenBG1009 wrote:
13 Feb 2019, 10:17
I read a single Harry Potter fanfic this weekend and my entire week has been devoted to "Why did Harry end up with boring Ginny instead of the far superior Parvarti Patil?"

This is why I can't have nice things.
Yeh I never got the Ginny thing. I see it from her side, but not from his. I didn't read the books so I don't know the merits of Parvarti Patil though.
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Post by RingOtaku » 13 Feb 2019, 17:22

tokenBG1009 wrote:
13 Feb 2019, 10:17
I read a single Harry Potter fanfic this weekend and my entire week has been devoted to "Why did Harry end up with boring Ginny instead of the far superior Parvarti Patil?"

This is why I can't have nice things.
Because the simple truth is Rowling leaned way too heavy on cliches so the "sweet nice younger sister of the best friend with the obvious crush" got the boy in the end. Like Ron ending up with Hermoine because "Oh people who are close friends but opposites and snipe at each other a lot secretly love each other super much". Still not as bad as the asinine revelation about Dumbledore's actions and the prophecy. Worse Wise Old Man Ever.
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Re: Random Thoughts

Post by tokenBG1009 » 13 Feb 2019, 20:45

Anna Raven wrote:
13 Feb 2019, 15:16
tokenBG1009 wrote:
13 Feb 2019, 10:17
I read a single Harry Potter fanfic this weekend and my entire week has been devoted to "Why did Harry end up with boring Ginny instead of the far superior Parvarti Patil?"

This is why I can't have nice things.
Yeh I never got the Ginny thing. I see it from her side, but not from his. I didn't read the books so I don't know the merits of Parvarti Patil though.
Other than to to the ball with Harry, not much. Maybe if she'd been the love interest we would have been given better characterization. Not that it helped Ginny much.
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Post by EvilMonkeyPope » 13 Feb 2019, 23:04

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Post by Cable » 14 Feb 2019, 03:05

I'm reading the original X-Factor Annuals and after I complete them and Archie Goodwin's Wolverine run then I will have achieved a longstanding goal of mine: I will have read every X-Men issue published previous to 1990 (including Alpha Flight and Captain Britain)

I would of course like to go on and read all of the 90s issues too but man the number of titles starts really exploding that decade.
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Re: Random Thoughts

Post by Nu-D » 14 Feb 2019, 07:30

Cable wrote:
14 Feb 2019, 03:05
I'm reading the original X-Factor Annuals and after I complete them and Archie Goodwin's Wolverine run then I will have achieved a longstanding goal of mine: I will have read every X-Men issue published previous to 1990 (including Alpha Flight and Captain Britain)

I would of course like to go on and read all of the 90s issues too but man the number of titles starts really exploding that decade.
Pretty cool. Are you including arcs in books like Marvel Fanfare and Marvel Comics Presents?

You could be a little more incremental from here. Perhaps everything up to the end of the Claremont era, then through the x-odus, then up to the cancellation of all the books for AoA. Those are all reasonably doable steps.

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Post by Cable » 14 Feb 2019, 11:30

Nu-D wrote:
14 Feb 2019, 07:30
Cable wrote:
14 Feb 2019, 03:05
I'm reading the original X-Factor Annuals and after I complete them and Archie Goodwin's Wolverine run then I will have achieved a longstanding goal of mine: I will have read every X-Men issue published previous to 1990 (including Alpha Flight and Captain Britain)

I would of course like to go on and read all of the 90s issues too but man the number of titles starts really exploding that decade.
Pretty cool. Are you including arcs in books like Marvel Fanfare and Marvel Comics Presents?

You could be a little more incremental from here. Perhaps everything up to the end of the Claremont era, then through the x-odus, then up to the cancellation of all the books for AoA. Those are all reasonably doable steps.
I actually have not read the stories in Fanfare and Presents! Are they worth adding on?
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Post by Nu-D » 14 Feb 2019, 12:08

Of course! Some stories are better than others, but as a completist and a fan, you’ll want to read them.

I recently began reading those early Marvel Fanfare books and really enjoyed them. It’s a rare pleasure to discover new (to me) classic Claremont tales of the X-Men.

Also, you’ll want to lay hands on the Classic X-Men reprints for the backup stories and added pages.

Did you also include Champions and New Defenders? Those can be skipped, IMO, but I don’t think everyone agrees with me.

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Post by Cable » 14 Feb 2019, 17:29

Nu-D wrote:
14 Feb 2019, 12:08
Of course! Some stories are better than others, but as a completist and a fan, you’ll want to read them.

I recently began reading those early Marvel Fanfare books and really enjoyed them. It’s a rare pleasure to discover new (to me) classic Claremont tales of the X-Men.

Also, you’ll want to lay hands on the Classic X-Men reprints for the backup stories and added pages.

Did you also include Champions and New Defenders? Those can be skipped, IMO, but I don’t think everyone agrees with me.
I was so close to my goal but alas a comic readers' work is never done...

I have read the Classic X-Men versions as well as Champions and Defenders. I actually recommend reading the stuff with Iceman and Cloud in hindsight as his 'retcon' to being a closeted homosexual adds a whole new layer to his expressed discomfort over being attracted to someone who is not really a female.
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Re: Random Thoughts

Post by Nu-D » 14 Feb 2019, 18:24

Cable wrote:
14 Feb 2019, 17:29
Nu-D wrote:
14 Feb 2019, 12:08
Of course! Some stories are better than others, but as a completist and a fan, you’ll want to read them.

I recently began reading those early Marvel Fanfare books and really enjoyed them. It’s a rare pleasure to discover new (to me) classic Claremont tales of the X-Men.

Also, you’ll want to lay hands on the Classic X-Men reprints for the backup stories and added pages.

Did you also include Champions and New Defenders? Those can be skipped, IMO, but I don’t think everyone agrees with me.
I was so close to my goal but alas a comic readers' work is never done...

I have read the Classic X-Men versions as well as Champions and Defenders. I actually recommend reading the stuff with Iceman and Cloud in hindsight as his 'retcon' to being a closeted homosexual adds a whole new layer to his expressed discomfort over being attracted to someone who is not really a female.
I’ve read some New Defenders and Champions. They’re good enough for what they are. I only say they “can be skipped” because I don’t view them as X-books for the purposes of being a completist. If I did, then Hank’s time on the Avengers would also have to be included.

More important, IMO, are the other Claremont stories of that early era that crossed over into X-Men. His Spider Woman and Ms. Marvel stories, for example. Or the X-Men appearances in Powerman and Iron Fist. Those flesh out the happenings in Uncanny and I think they’re part of a completists agenda. (I’m intermittently working on some of that stuff now).

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