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2005-03-18 4:05:41 PM  
No. Why? Because lightsabers and adamantium are not real.

This thread smells like man-boy sweat.
 
2005-03-18 4:06:42 PM  
This thread was more fun than it had any right to be. I leave you (serious this time) with an image detailing the reasons why I am no longer a marvel zombie:

[image from moviepoopshoot.com too old to be available]
 
2005-03-18 4:08:02 PM  
eye wuz ear: I can't believe you guys are still at this, here's your answer, in a fight between light sabers or adamantium who'd win? Me, why you may ask, well simple I'm real they're not

But, dude -- you live in Canada. And everyone knows that Canada is a fictional place, like Barsoom or Middle Earth.
 
2005-03-18 4:08:22 PM  
Darth Vegas: Which would win; old Battlestar Galactica or New Battlestar Galactica?

Obviously New BSG, they know about inertia and momentum in space and don't fly their vipers like airplanes, they fly them like space craft.

Which on another note has always annoyed the living crap out of me about Star Trek. How the hell can you be surrounded in 3 dimensional space by 3 ships?
 
2005-03-18 4:08:46 PM  
2005-03-18 04:05:41 PM lego revo


No. Why? Because lightsabers and adamantium are not real.

This thread smells like man-boy sweat.



You say that like it's a bad thing....
 
2005-03-18 4:08:49 PM  
lego revo that was my answer too

/I'm getting outta here, all this nerd is starting to stink up the joint
 
2005-03-18 4:09:44 PM  
Kangaroo_Ralph
None of them can compare to Starman, though.

Jack Knight is da man.
 
2005-03-18 4:10:08 PM  
Captain Irreverence nice burn, there's always time to appriocate a quality burn, even when it's directed at one's self.
 
2005-03-18 4:10:14 PM  
How dare someone speak ill of "Preacher"
 
2005-03-18 4:11:10 PM  
Programmer Cat,
2. No Sword of Truth
He's been denied the use of the SoT before. Hell, at the end of one book he went all Mortal Kombat on one of his relatives and ripped out the guy's spine with his bare hands. That was cool. And by cool I mean totally sweet!


Ah, but he had access to his other "battle magic" during that encounter. Although I do agree that was a good scene, in a good book, and incidentally was how Kalahan managed to threaten the world through selfish actions.

3. Anytime he actually figures out how to use his magic there's some stupidly named blood beast that'll come to kill him.
So? Sure, the name was a biatcheesy, but one of the "old farts" had named one of the earlier baddies after his (daughter's) frkking cat. It's a beast of some kind, and it's tuned to Richard through his blood. "Blood beast" will do for now until Richard reads the right manual and figures out what it really is.

Actually I thought the entire point of the blood beast is there wasn't a manual, or an aspect, or a specific weakness, or a specific motivation. Jagang, who I'm thinking will be the topic of the next novel and his rise to power, "cheated" or whatever you'd call it.

Speaking of that, what was up with the whole part about Nicci explaining about how Nick the Slide was only a pitstop. That part was horribly written and though he needed a plot device so Richard could know (or not know) what he was facing it was way too convienant that she knew everything about it.

4. Actually, the threat to existence isn't his fault. It's the fault of some uber-biatches meddling with the spell whose name is the title of the book, remember?
Ah, but he was the one who let them escape from Jagang because he needed directions to Kalahan. I don't buy the objectivist stance that responsibility should only be assigned to the person who does the act. By letting them walk free he delayed a problem.

Even better, how is stealing, erasing, then beating his wife to a bloody pulp in pursuit of giving him imortality not acting contrary to his wishes? Another HUGE plot-hole in Chainfire (which in case you haven't guessed I think is a crappy book)

But at least he's close to figuring out that all he had to do from umm Book 3 on was go back to the People's Palace and open the Boxes of Ordan, oh wait, too late they're gone too.

Actually, he already figured out that he needed Orden to undo Chainfire. Did you actually read the frkking novel, or did you just skim the damned thing?


Sadly, yes I read the entire book. Of course the Boxes are the solution to Chainfire, but they're also the solution to the Blood Beast, Jagang and his army, the dissapation of magic, and fixing that pesky vail thing he's needed to do since.. hmm... Book 2. I mean honestly, at any point in the story Richard or Cara or Kalahan or Zed could have said "hey, wait a minute, I know how we can beat Jagang... The boxes!"

Look, I really like the series, but as far as I'm concerned it would have been better if at the end of Faith of the Fallen (by far the best book) Mr. Sneering Ponytail had written "and realizing that his home city had fallen Jagang killed himself, then his army all decided to jump off a cliff... the end."

Instead we were treated to Pillars of Creation which was a so so book. Then Naked Empire came out, man did that suck... but not worse than Debt of Bones... and almost expectadly Chainfire was the worst of the lot.

And frankly, the only difference in my mind between what the SoT novels and Wheel of Time "Ohh I'm going to wear the hat with the grey feather.. no wait the pink with the.." festival is that I've had something like 10,000 more pages in Wheel to realize that the only reason the author is publishing more books is to make money. Both series are designed that there will never.. ever.. be a final end. In fact, the only more dissapointed I could ever be in a series is that Croaker exchanged places with the Titan in order to live forever and keep writing history.

Tolkien brought the world to the brink of disaster and back in 5 books, and it was excellent.
 
2005-03-18 4:12:34 PM  
Nerd haters:
Without nerds, you wouldn't have the computer that you're goofing off with right now.

Reality enthusiasts:
You are correct. Neither lightsabers nor adamantium are real. You win the debate. We can all go home now. We weren't having any fun anyway.

Without "what if" the world would be a pretty dull place.
 
2005-03-18 4:14:27 PM  
Kangaroo_Ralph

Really? how can you rate Starman better than Sandman (the Neil Gaiman version right?)
 
2005-03-18 4:15:55 PM  
JakeElwood nobody hates nerds, just some of us lack the fictional eduction others do, so we entertain ourselves with the nerd bashing. However don't you think this debate is more suited for someone who is lets say about 12?

/I'm a geek, not a nerd, yes there's a difference.
//may the flame (war) be with you
 
2005-03-18 4:16:11 PM  
eye wuz ear: I'm getting outta here, all this nerd is starting to stink up the joint

Nerd: A new fragrance by Calvin Clone.
 
2005-03-18 4:16:24 PM  
lightsabers have a tough enough time cutting through sappy dialogue and poor acting.
 
2005-03-18 4:16:46 PM  
Saiyuki Goku could indeed take DBZ Goku, but both series sucked royal ass.

Tsukikage Ran or Shimada Kambei could own them both, genetically combined, with a sword-shaped toothpick.

I'd say that a lightsaber couldn't take adamantium, though.
 
2005-03-18 4:17:40 PM  
2005-03-18 04:08:22 PM Pinko_Commie

Which on another note has always annoyed the living crap out of me about Star Trek. How the hell can you be surrounded in 3 dimensional space by 3 ships?


Easy. One ship astern and to port, on the same plane as the "surrounded" ship, one above and off the port bow, one below and to starboard, all facing their bows toward the target.
 
2005-03-18 4:17:48 PM  
[image from img192.exs.cx too old to be available]
I need your help...
I want to get into the books, but I dont know where to start... I picked one up at a book store and read some of it and didnt know any of the characters or anything... I think it was part of some series or something. I enjoy the movies, and would like to further explore the SW universe.
/Where should I start?
/Where should I go from there?
 
2005-03-18 4:20:19 PM  
Captain Irreverence Nerd: A new fragrance by Calvin Clone.

it smells like a combination of melted pocket protectors, comic book ink, and stinky armpits
 
2005-03-18 4:20:23 PM  
wouldnt just pass through the admantium?

hey nerds: does have batman have a kryptonite bullett in case superman goes insane?

/trying to settle a bet
 
2005-03-18 4:21:44 PM  
Captain Irreverence: moping = mopping. Apparently I'm even more flustered than I thought.

Bwahaha! And for good reason - as with any tough chick worth her salt, there will be no 'inspection' without some ass-kicking. Good try, though - don't make me hurt you. ;-D
 
2005-03-18 4:22:55 PM  
San Dimas High School Football Rules!!

Start with Heir to the Empire by Timothy Zahn.
 
2005-03-18 4:23:22 PM  
San Dimas,

Start with Tim Zahn's Heir to the Empire, Dark Force Rising and The Last Command. There are some others that chronologically preceed those, but these three will definitely be your best bet when starting out.
 
2005-03-18 4:23:48 PM  
Could adamantium cut through xentronium?
/obscure!
 
2005-03-18 4:23:57 PM  
No. Luke's saber bounced off of Darth Vader's armour. It wasn't a glancing blow. It bounced off. Thus it cannot penetrate all materials, thus it certainly cannot penetrate adimantium.

Luke could still beat Logan straight up, though. As Wolvie charged in with claws brandished and teeth bared, Luke would hold him in place with the Force and then proceed to carve up his flesh like a Thanksgiving turkey. The mind trick wouldn't work on a feral Wolverine, but Luke would sense the tempest in his mind beforehand and wouldn't even try.
 
2005-03-18 4:24:37 PM  
eye wuz ear: it smells like a combination of melted pocket protectors, comic book ink, and stinky armpits

So, just like every other CC cologne, then.
 
2005-03-18 4:24:37 PM  
rdxdave

Batman has a Kryptonite ring which he stole from Lex Luthor. Superman let him keep it just in case he gets possessed or something.
 
2005-03-18 4:26:13 PM  
Webgrunt
They are lasers, though. They turn on, start emitting a laser pulse, then turn off after about a foot of beam has been blasted. The reason you can see them is because they're slow lasers.

The speed of light is generally thought to be a universal constant. There's no such thing as a "slow laser". When passing through the regular old atmosphere, the speed of light is unchanging and very, very fast. You would no more see a beam in that case than you do when you flick your light switch on and off really fast.

/which i installed so you can turn the light on and off
//not so you can have light switch raves!
 
2005-03-18 4:26:15 PM  
Fizban69: How can you rate Starman better than Sandman?

Because I have read them both from beginning to end and never fell asleep during Starman. It was consistantly well written, entertaining, and thought-provoking. Sandman was great, particularly before issue 30, but it had a tendency to drag, and was sometimes outright boring, despite the great covers and interior art. Gaiman can be pretentious at times.

On an aside, Luke Cage (the black guy from Power Man and Iron Fist) put it up Alias' poop-shoot in issue #1.

[image from img.photobucket.com too old to be available]

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v721/steej/ALIAS1NM9.jpg
 
2005-03-18 4:27:18 PM  
nightninja76: It doesn't matter who the enemy is, Batman always wins.


See also: Spawn.
 
2005-03-18 4:27:42 PM  
Fizban69 a ring? what the hell would a ring do? Or rather what did the ring do?
 
2005-03-18 4:27:56 PM  
rdxdave: does have batman have a kryptonite bullett in case superman goes insane?

Apparently, this has already happened. Superman going insane, I mean.
 
2005-03-18 4:31:40 PM  
Do people in the Marvel Universe still go to church with Thor running running around.

Lemmy vs God... GO!

Muhammed Ali is much better than antilock breaks.

Robocop vs Inspector Gadget

Indiana Jones vs Han Solo

Saint of All Killers vs Thor

The Bride vs Buffy

Lenny vs Carl

Magento vs a brain tumor that requires him to get an MRI

Jedis vs The 85 Bears

Wolverine with lightsaber claws vs Dalton from Roadhouse

Slash vs Clapton
 
2005-03-18 4:31:42 PM  
rdxdave: a ring?

Kryptonite hurts superman because of the radiation it releases. It has nothing to do with the form the kryptonite is in. Just being in it's presence will cause superman to weaken. The way Batman sees it is that the ring is really just a tool to get superman weak enough to the point that someone can take him down, it isn't to be used exclusively.
 
2005-03-18 4:32:56 PM  
if I had a million quattros for everytime I heard that...
 
2005-03-18 4:33:41 PM  
Batman's Secret Weapon:

[image from yeschet.cliche-host.net too old to be available]
 
2005-03-18 4:35:59 PM  
ambivalent_maybe: Bwahaha! And for good reason - as with any tough chick worth her salt, there will be no 'inspection' without some ass-kicking. Good try, though - don't make me hurt you. ;-D

I'm starting to think you should change your nickname to unequivocal_no. ;)
 
2005-03-18 4:39:06 PM  
ok thanks Fizbang69 i just lost five bucks.

erickallen

The people in the marvel universe worship Thor, at least they did in the crappy 2099 series

Lemmy vs God... uh God

Muhammed Ali is much better than antilock breaks. yes he is

Robocop vs Inspector Gadget: depends is penny there, cause her notebook (ironically its actually a note book) could control him)

Indiana Jones vs Han Solo: Solo, hes got the wookie defense

Saint of All Killers vs Thor: good one, Thor

The Bride vs Buffy: please no contest: exploding heart technique v. a piece of wood? A hanzo sword v. garlic: the bride

Lenny vs Carl: Carl

Magento vs a brain tumor that requires him to get an MRI
cancer

Jedis vs The 85 Bears: 85 bears

Wolverine with lightsaber claws vs Dalton from Roadhouse
dalton, those claws would burn from the inside


Slash vs Clapton: clapton
 
2005-03-18 4:44:56 PM  
Oh my God, 'Heir to the Empire'? Clones with names pronounced the same but are spelled with one extra vowel? Lizards that absorb the Force? Yeah, that was brilliant shiat.
 
2005-03-18 4:52:34 PM  
Fishflinger:

Let's not forget that in KOTOR there are blades that can go head to head with lightsabers. There are also body sheilds that can deflect lightsabers.

Of couse this is all a couple of thousand years before the original trilolgy, so other things have most likely been developed by some outlying races.


Errm...KOTOR (The sith lords happens 10 years after, unless I'm mistaken) occurs a few hundred years before the original triology. For one simple reason, in Attack of the Clones, it was mentioned that the republic was around for only a thousand year.
 
2005-03-18 4:55:09 PM  
mrexcess:
/which i installed so you can turn the light on and off
//not so you can have light switch raves!


Damn. There go my plans for the weekend.
 
2005-03-18 4:56:45 PM  
I've never bullied anyone in my life, but I reckon I can understand the psyche of the bully now. Reading this thread just makes me want to run around giving e-wedgies to all and sundry. Aren't you nerds cute though? I wish I could have one as a pet.
 
2005-03-18 4:56:50 PM  
And what's up with the ring of power anyway? The only power it seemed to give was invisibility. That and crazy power. Even at the end, given one hobit + the ring (he's invisible now) + fighting another hobit = getting your finger bitten off. I don't want that kind of power.
 
2005-03-18 4:57:42 PM  
This is easily one of the funniest threads since the "How long do you wait before you fart in front of her" thread. Don't have a link to it, but I laughed my ass of at that thread. What a way to spend a friday on the company's nickel.

The whole time I'm reading this cracking up and thinking about the following:
Brodie: It's impossible, Lois could never have Superman's baby. Do you think her fallopian tubes could handle the sperm? I gurantee you he blows a load like a shotgun right through her back. What about her womb? Do you think it's strong enough to carry her child?
T.S.: Sure, why not?
Brodie: He's an alien, for christ sake. His Kyrptonian biological makeup is enhanced by earth's yellow sun. If Lois gets a tan the kid could kick right through her stomach. Only someone like Wonder Woman has a strong enough uterus to carry his kid. The only way he could bang regular chicks is with a kryptonite condom. That would kill him!
 
2005-03-18 4:58:22 PM  
feelgood47:

From

http://www.lucasarts.com/products/swkotor/GI_features.html

Engage in this saga set in the Golden Age of the Republic - over 4,000 years before the first Star Wars film, when both Jedi and Sith number in the thousands. With the Galaxy reeling from a recent conflict with the Dark Lords, the ongoing battle between the Jedi and the Sith rages on. Your actions determine the outcome of this colossal galactic war - and your destiny as a Jedi.

Of course, it would make WAY more sense if it were just a few hundred years... but it's not.
 
2005-03-18 4:58:35 PM  

2005-03-18 04:26:13 PM mrexcess


There's no such thing as a "slow laser".



Lasers don't ride the short bus?
 
2005-03-18 5:01:23 PM  
feelgood47: For one simple reason, in Attack of the Clones, it was mentioned that the republic was around for only a thousand year.

In ANH, Ben Kenobi says "For a thousand generations, the Jedi Knights were the guardians of peace and justice in the Old Republic. Before the dark times...before the Empire..."

1000 generations > 1000 years.
 
2005-03-18 5:04:21 PM  
2005-03-18 05:01:23 PM Captain Irreverence


feelgood47: For one simple reason, in Attack of the Clones, it was mentioned that the republic was around for only a thousand year.

In ANH, Ben Kenobi says "For a thousand generations, the Jedi Knights were the guardians of peace and justice in the Old Republic. Before the dark times...before the Empire..."

1000 generations > 1000 years.


Doesn't say one thousand generations of what. Could be a thousand generations of Fruit Flies.
 
2005-03-18 5:05:54 PM  
Mugato: The series fit very well with the "feel" of Star Wars. Plus, the books were quite good and interesting. Zahn is an excellent author and the characters he created are still around (at least to some extent) in current Star Wars games.

And at least Zahn can design buildings that children can fit into.
 
2005-03-18 5:12:20 PM  
Speaking of superheroes, here's a simple but entertaining site:

http://home.epix.net/~mhryvnak/theyfightcrime.html

Some examples:
He's an old-fashioned Jewish paranormal investigator. She's a vivacious impetuous former first lady from the wrong side of the tracks. They fight crime!

He's a genetically engineered neurotic cyborg with no name. She's an enchanted snooty femme fatale prone to fits of savage, blood-crazed rage. They fight crime!

He's a superhumanly strong crooked gangster in a wheelchair. She's a psychotic gold-digging nun from Mars. They fight crime!

and so on.

That Hostess fruitcake cartoon is hauntingly familiar...
 
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