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Uty
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2004 10:20 am Reply with quoteBack to top

I watched the freaking coolest episode of Teen Titans last night. Terra, who'd previously been their friend and double crossed them, took all five of them on and won. Raven drowned in mud, Beast Boy got crushed in an earthquake, Robin got crushed under a rock, etc. And the episode ends with the Titans all like "we'll get her next time!" Fucking lame. I'm tired of that.

Take Cyclops of the X-Men. Huge frickin laser beam comes out of his eyes. He can blow through gigantor sized titanium doors and walls ... but if he hits another mutant with the same laser, they just hold their stomach and they're like "ow!"

My basic idea is that while mutants are very powerful, they're also weak. If you sneak up behind the strongest of the bunch and shoot him in the back of the head, guess what? He's dead. These creatures are ultimately mortal. I want a story that takes that into account. I want to see mutant battles where half of the combatants do not survive. That would rule. I want some realism damnit.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2004 10:36 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Then stop watching cartoons made for 7 year olds. You aren't going to get that kind of "realism" anytime in the near future.

On the other hand you could just watch Ĉon Flux and watch everyone die..... all the time.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2004 10:53 am Reply with quoteBack to top

But there are no mutant powers in Aeon Flux. I like mutant stories but it seems all of them are made for a younger audience. Hence the rant. Assmonkey. Razz

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2004 11:04 am Reply with quoteBack to top

I believe this is what you want. I haven't read it, but I believe it's what you're looking for.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2004 11:27 am Reply with quoteBack to top

or Rising Stars by the guy who wrote Babylon 5.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2004 11:34 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Those both look awesome, thanks. *Adds to wish list*

Now if only something like that were on TV ...

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2004 11:52 am Reply with quoteBack to top

You know what was a great cartoon shown on tv that people died in EXOSQUAD. That show ruled. They actually killed main characters.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2004 12:01 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Or X-men "Ultimates". Marvel has given up trying to have a mutualy consistant storyline and started over with "Ultimates". It started with the Avengers. Captain America is a soldier and does what soldiers do, he KILLS the enemy. Thor is freaking insane, someone dies nearly every time he swings his hammer. The X-men series is good too, not so much blood and gore but when Phoenix emerges mutant bystanders are incinerated.

Really though stop watching cartoons made for seven year olds
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2004 12:59 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

STFU ... you watch Justice League.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2004 1:01 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Maybe he likes tv for seven year olds. Doesn't mean he can't tell you not to watch it if you're not smart enough to realize that you don't like it.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2004 1:37 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Speaking of intelligence, why not set some time aside to learn about double (or quadruple, jeebus!) negatives and passive voice?

Edit - my bad, thats a quintuple negative.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2004 2:23 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I dont even have TV. I actually read my comic books Cool
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2004 2:33 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Uty wrote:
Speaking of intelligence, why not set some time aside to learn about double (or quadruple, jeebus!) negatives and passive voice?

Edit - my bad, thats a quintuple negative.


I don't like passive voice, it's too...liberal.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2004 2:58 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

We must eliminate passive voice! Wait, no. My bad. Eliminate passive voice.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2004 3:00 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

It is assumed that it is intended that elimination of passive voice is desired.

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