That is an Emperor Scorpion though. They’re practically harmless! They’re super mellow and their sting is, at worst, a bee sting (which, I mean if you’re allergic is actually really deadly, but you get my point).

And he’s cute! He wants to cuddle! Well he sort of wants to cuddle. He... doesn’t want to cuddle, but still! » 4/19/15 11:29am 4/19/15 11:29am

My guess is we’re basically walking back from the sort of generally accepted EU canon: That ROTJ was such a decisive blow against the Empire that they all but fell apart. It’s fairly clear that their technology and industry has advanced during this time: They’ve got fancy new ships and armor and weapons and everything… » 4/18/15 1:58am 4/18/15 1:58am

" I don't understand why people get so angry about Robotech vs. Macross and why people seem to think only one should be allowed to exist?"

Well, the purity discussion aside, it's worth pointing out the legal quagmire surrounding this property is reviled in the industry. Most people I knew who were on the inside at the… » 4/17/15 2:07am 4/17/15 2:07am

Although I do agree you with it being kind of crap that Karen was never told, it is worth pointing out that he didn't exactly tell Foggy until his hand was forced, and he absolutely did not want to. The only people he's revealed himself too were basically both accidents, so he's not about to start sharing it with his… » 4/15/15 11:17pm 4/15/15 11:17pm

The general audience enjoyed the films but they're not exactly desperately in need to see the next film, nor does it really stand out in that many people's memory. Seriously, most people I know who 'liked it' just sort of enjoyed their time, and have no desire to rewatch or continue it, and would be just as… » 4/14/15 5:42pm 4/14/15 5:42pm

Something that strikes me when re-watching Jurassic Park is how absolutely organic the dialogue usually feels. It feels old-school, with a lot of dialogue sort of emerging from the chaos of background conversations (Except for Hammond, who is essentially putting on a show for everyone). Even characters that are… » 4/10/15 2:06pm 4/10/15 2:06pm

Personally, when I read comics about a team that includes a guy whose power is 'really stretchy' travel back in time to steal pirate gold for a man in an iron suit and a green skirt who actually refers to himself as 'Doctor Doom' I think "boy, I hope this gets the grimdark adaptation it deserves". » 4/03/15 1:55pm 4/03/15 1:55pm

I’ve been reading Erik Larsen’s Dead Wake. Everything about being in a WW1 era Submarine sucked. The pressure (not to mention all the bodies in a cramped space) raised the ambient temperature and humidity inside to something between sauna and swamp. Between that, the air scrubbers, and diesel fumes/’sweat’ that has… » 4/02/15 11:29am 4/02/15 11:29am

Ugh, yeah, that was a weird arc.

You also have to catch up on the Arc where the Red Skull brings back Onslaught. Which.... uggghhh. I am so sorry in advance.

On the plus side eventually you'll get to the new Spider Man in the X-men (think the delightful Wolverine and the X-men, only replace Wolvie with Spider-Man), so… » 3/30/15 12:27am 3/30/15 12:27am

Regarding the post image above: Fuck yeah, Tiger's claw!

I have a soft spot for the Tie Fighter, for it's bizarre design and iconic engine howl that has stuck out in my mind since I was a kid.

Actually, in general the ship design in Star Wars was extremely clever because of how well it told a story visually. Seriously,… » 3/29/15 1:08pm 3/29/15 1:08pm

That may or may not be true, but you can't understate the editorial mandate that was going on in the background as well: The comics speculation bubble was driving an increasing number of insane decisions, including a lot of what you described: There was a desperate drive to create "Earth shattering changes!" for… » 3/29/15 1:40am 3/29/15 1:40am