Doubly so because of the dynamic between the brother's, which actually went back and explained, without telling, that Picard's family life was defined by trauma. Hell, from scene 1 we're expected to just be like 'Wow, Picard's brother is a jerk'—only to realize that we're not necessarily seeing just a monster, but a… » 10/20/14 3:18pm Yesterday 3:18pm

Eh, the other way you could look at it is instead of presenting it as 'Oh my god they might KILL COBBLEPOT!" it's like 'This is the kind of treatment Cobblepot endured in his rise to infamy, where he learned that the only way to get ahead was to be more vicious then your opponents—and also if you want to take somebody… » 10/20/14 12:08pm Yesterday 12:08pm

The thing is, it's not exactly like Iron Man 3 followed the plot of Extremis even remotely closely, and I'm pretty damn sure Avengers: Age of Ultron is going to play out anything like the Age of Ultron arc, so... why is the assumption that Civil War will be all THAT related to the (absolutely horrible) arc in the… » 10/14/14 3:40pm 10/14/14 3:40pm

There is a serious problem at cons, but it has nothing to do with cosplayers and everything to do with more and more people eyeing it as a 'serious business opportunity.' and more more big companies are throwing out all the stops to try and get a few of those sweet sweet geek dollars.

You're an artist who feels like… » 9/25/14 3:17pm 9/25/14 3:17pm

Yeah that was a really bad choice. We would have gotten the same information if they had just cut off the dialogue and had them staring at the viewscreen of Fitz. But I suspect the reason why is because they're playing off the assumption that not everyone watching finished season 1, or even knows what the hell is… » 9/24/14 1:55am 9/24/14 1:55am

That honestly depends on your opinion of Borderlands thus far.

Frankly I doubt it. Solo play in Borderlands is fairly dull, and the pre-sequel is just more of it. It's built on the same foundation of the first two games, for better or worse (hence why why it's not strictly an XB1/PS4 title, as it can almost be thought… » 9/22/14 9:51pm 9/22/14 9:51pm

Honest question though: If you asked anyone in any leadership position in any environment how much their followers knew about the things you were in charge of, how many would say 'Oh yeah, they know their stuff'? I mean, I'm sure some would (the good ones, who make a point to inform them) but by and large leadership… » 9/18/14 7:25pm 9/18/14 7:25pm

Anyone here play Magic: The Gathering?

My friends are apparently getting into Magic: The Gathering and want to turn weekly play into a thing. Which means I'm doing it too. I'm familiar with the rules of Magic and CCGs and general but I have no cards from previous editions and I have not played since Sera Angels and Shivan dragons were OMFG AMAZING cards.

» 9/14/14 1:30am 9/14/14 1:30am

Poe's law in full effect here.

Fun side note: Outside of the hard line Christian folk, Harry Potter seems to track pretty well with religious folk—largely for why Star Wars seems to, in my experience. Pretty clearly defined good and evil, great powers battling out for regular folk, etc etc.

I'm pretty much going to… » 9/14/14 1:13am 9/14/14 1:13am

Point of order: He does not do relationships well. He does toxic fucking relationships well.

Look, I don't want to belabor the 'Moffat has some shitty views about women' thing too much, but we have really one major example of how Moffat handles relationships, Amy and Rory, and that was a couple that split up—after he… » 9/13/14 9:48pm 9/13/14 9:48pm

The height of Drizzt mania was a fucking miserable time to play D&D. Underdark campaigns are almost always the same: cave, cave, raiding party, Driders, Umber Hulks, Drew politics. Something something sacrifice to Lloth, fight a billion drow, end. The story around it isn't compelling, and the mechanics introduced… » 9/12/14 7:51pm 9/12/14 7:51pm

"Until the DM gets fucking sick and tired of writing up grid-based maps of dungeons by picking monsters out of the Monsters Manual at random and wants to 'take a break' and nobody else wants to DM so the players end up gritting their teeth through whatever RPG caught his eye on the shelf of a game while complaining… » 9/12/14 2:22pm 9/12/14 2:22pm