General Discussion Thread of DOOM

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by TorontoReign, Jan 3, 2015.

  1. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    No doubts about it. But I just dont know, I just can't see it really working ... does someone remember ... this?

    I dont know, I jus cant see this happen with super heroes :P

    Also, real Antman trailer

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  2. AlphaPromethean

    AlphaPromethean Vault Senior Citizen

    Mar 16, 2013
    Unfortunately, I feel Ant-Man, despite the efforts of Paul Rudd and the cast, will struggle to keep up with the likes of Guardians of the Galaxy and Avengers:Age of Ultron (Which releases not long before Ant-Man.).

    The combination of a film that has been through numerous director related issues, a no-name Hero (In non-comic communities) and the fact it's got to follow up from The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy and Avengers 2 makes me feel like Ant Man is going to have to take one for the team and rest it's head with Thor 2 as being a mediocre and forgettable MCU movie.

    As another topic, what is everyone's favorite food?

    For me, I have an oddly specific one where my Mom would always prepare this wonderfully delicious Spaghetti and Seafood meal with a homemade sauce. The recipe evolved over the years until it reached personal perfection.

    Now and again I'll get a craving for it and give my Mom a call for a reminding of the recipe, so I can put my mediocre/shitty cooking skills to the test and attempt to recreate the culinary masterpiece of my childhood.
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  3. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Dedman oTO Staff Member Moderator Orderite

    Apr 1, 2005

    Whatever you say. :V

    This Patreon thing sounds interesting...
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  4. SnapSlav

    SnapSlav NMA's local DotA fanatic

    Jul 1, 2012
    Hah! That GIF and that comic page are pretty awesome. XD

    As for the food discussion, I'd also like a bit of time spent on this particular topic. I have a mother who inherited many GREAT recipes from her mother, who was a home cooker, and I can't read the recipe book she left (yet) but I have had a few recipes translated for me. It's not just that it's written in cyrillic, it's also the generic "measurements" mixed in with the metric measurements, so without my mom to explain to me what each step means, I can't recreate those dishes... >_< I've also got an aunt and uncle who both love to cook, the uncle owning his own restaurant in Europe (Germany, I believe) for years before he retired, so I enjoy his cooking every time he comes stateside. There was a wonderful friend of the family who passed a few years back who I paid a visit to in 2006, who especially in his old age where his movements became frail, slow, and deliberate, made cooking look effortless, and would always produce MIRACULOUS, delicious meals.

    Basically, I endeavor to pick the brain of all friends and relatives who know any thing or two about any recipes. I just like to try new things out, and I enjoy eating food that's as much homemade as possible. Not because of hipster or bullshit organic reasons, but because I like the pride of have MADE what I eat. Also making it, you know exactly what's in it. Also also you can make your meals "slightly different" when they're not store bought prepackaged ingredients; I tried out making my own hamburger buns, and that resulted in basically hamburgers on crumbly, dense, tasty biscuits. =)

    But my favorite? Honestly, it's either barbeque or burgers. One's clearly easier and quicker to assemble than the other, but I adore well-made BBQ. Here in Southern California... you just don't get much good Q. Typical Californians think "BBQ" means "grill", and family always asks me to "BBQ" steaks and burgers, when they should be saying "grill" them. It's frustrating when you love authentic barbeque. I built my own smoker 2 years ago because... well I wanted my own hand-crafted smoker just like I want my own hand-crafted food, damn it! However, it didn't work out all that well. XD Several key design flaws I can't really remedy without disassembling the entire thing, and the stoves used to heat the thing and burn the wood chips already broke... worthless junk. But its assembly was an enjoyable process, and I'm not really deterred from making more of my own stuff to add my own touch to everything I eat. =)

    But I'll cook just about anything... I mean, anything I'd eat. I don't like chicken and I've lost the appetite for most shellfish and multiple fish, and certain foods make me nauseous. So, naturally, I won't make any of those (barring chicken soup/ramen, which is always good). But I love exploring food. It's always good times.

    Pay for a plane/train ticket and split the cost of the ingredients and I'll come and cook for you! ^^
  5. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    He still needed another hero to perform this stunt :V :razz:

    Naw, its just me, I even admit it! I just like other heroes a lot more. Spiderman, Ironman and the like. For example I am also not really interested in the Flash.
  6. Gonzalez

    Gonzalez Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Aug 21, 2004
    Does Judge Dredd count as superheroe, or anti-hero? Anyway, he's my favorite. Might not be the most powrful, but he's just badass ;)
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  7. zegh8578

    zegh8578 Keeper of the trout Orderite

    Mar 11, 2012
    Superheroes can be antiheroic.

    I never had much of a relation to Judge Dredd, untill the Dredd movie. I adore than movie!
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  8. AlphaPromethean

    AlphaPromethean Vault Senior Citizen

    Mar 16, 2013
    If we're asking questions about whether certain comic characters are heroes or not, I've been meaning to ask this:

    Is Star-Lord (Guardians of the Galaxy) considered a Super-Hero?
  9. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    I would say. Yeah. Kinda.

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  10. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Dedman oTO Staff Member Moderator Orderite

    Apr 1, 2005
    He is a superhero. All it takes is fighting evil in a fancy suit to be a superhero. He teams up with Marvel heroes all the time so he fits the bill.
  11. The Dopamine Cleric

    The Dopamine Cleric No. Orderite

    Nov 3, 2007
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  12. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    You Betrayed the LAW!!!
    That one, right?

    Can anybody recomend an illustrated version of the necronomicon?

    Also a natural philosophy or ancient science book? I am finally starting the scripting process and I kinda need an style reference.
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  13. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Dedman oTO Staff Member Moderator Orderite

    Apr 1, 2005
    Can you be more specific with your query?
  14. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    Thing is, I don't even know what I should even look for. My comic starts with a in-universe prologue to a mystic/scientific book that details the basic story of a mineral integral to the "magic" of the setting and drops some foreshadowing but I am having problem pinning down the writting style there, I am usually more into the narratie than the explanatory, but I don't want it to just be a block of exposition. I was thinking of one of those old medicne boos that detail ancente surgeres and obsolete procedures, but I don't know what to look for.
  15. TheWesDude

    TheWesDude Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Feb 25, 2005
    i really enjoy the thor movies. more so than even ironman.

    when i went to see thor 2 in the theatres, and they were doing the intro and talking about the "dark elves" the svartalfen, someone shouted out that they were based on the drow ( from D&D i am guessing ) which is completely fucking wrong.

    and my favorite foods:

    1) hamburger

    2) fettuccine Alfredo ( with or without broccoli/chicken )
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  16. SnapSlav

    SnapSlav NMA's local DotA fanatic

    Jul 1, 2012
    So..... Avatar?


    Eh, that's something, I guess. =/
  17. Atomkilla

    Atomkilla Alpharius oTO Orderite

    Dec 26, 2010
    Because food is boring. You should not eat.
  18. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    Avatar had magic from a mineral? Tought they just manipulated the elements with tai chi...
  19. Akratus

    Akratus Bleep bloop.

    May 14, 2011
    Thor 1 was terrible. Zero motivation for the main villain, Loki.
    Thor 2, didn't even seem to have much of a villain. He was in the background a bit I guess? I think I saw him twice.
    And thor is the superman of the marvel universe AKA stiff as a board boyscout.

    I like the Hulk better as a hero, but the Hulk movie from 2008 was even worse than Thor 1/2 in my opinion.

    Avengers was perfect popcorn action fun in my opinion.

    And Captain America 1 was fun for me, with it's world war 2 setting, and somehow Cap works as a boyscout for me, because he doesn't have a hackneyed "I'm angry and I want war, but then I get stuck on earth and now I don't want to fight any more even though I do!" story. I just like Cap as a good guy in a morally ambigious universe, where he actually does cause conflict because of it.

    Iron Man 3 I also thought was shit. Again, villain issues. Tony Stark left me on a roof, so I'm going to become a terrorist, manufacture a terrorist leader for an existing terrorist organization, however that works? Strangely the one everyone seems to hate, 2, has one of the best villains in all of the Marvel movies in my opinion.
  20. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    The Thor movies, I woldn't call them terrible, but they are rather insipid, they have a couple of funny moments and Kat Denings, but they are pretty forgettable and are kind of the "setting up the next aveners" type of movie, they introducted the Teseractand the infinity stones, but that's about it, very Meh movies.

    I dn't think the Iron Man 3 villian became a villian to get back at Stark, that last part was just incidental to his own success, like he is a millionae now that gets military contracts by founding a terrorist oraization and staging an easy to digest villian figure for the public and the US goverment. Then Stark makes some public announcement about how he is gonna take said ffictional villian down and now he just has the perfect excuse to fuck with him. Still kind of a weak villian in terms of characterization but it's not as simplistic as him just trying to get back as Stark as his sole motivation.

    But I agree, Cap America is the best one there, the first one played itself straight without taking itself way too seriously and Chris Evans turns out a very very good performance. The second was also great, altho it really didn't hide the sequel hook too well.

    Anything is better than DC's dull "realistic" shit with their movies.