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#119702 Posted by Duchess (6197 posts) - - Show Bio
Epic.
Epic.

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#119703 Posted by TheSentinell (1332 posts) - - Show Bio

If other people can be sexy why not let Altair?

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#119704 Posted by 8th_Wonder (511 posts) - - Show Bio

I can't believe Nate's actually stepping into the octagon a few days from now, LOL.

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#119705 Posted by Ryan_McKinley (393 posts) - - Show Bio

Gunna change my channel's name from Achievement Unlocked to A-hun, because the first is a LONG ass search

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#119706 Posted by ParagonxXx (5525 posts) - - Show Bio
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#119708 Posted by Juno_Fei (1772 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm not really into anime, but Black Lagoon has some serious firearm fan service.

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#119709 Posted by _Araneae_ (1265 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm gonna get fired for being too snappy, both at the other officer (who, to be fair, lied so she could try to take advantage of my newness), and at the tenants and contractors.

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#119710 Posted by _Araneae_ (1265 posts) - - Show Bio

Almost surprised at how bold Ben Askren still feels like he can be, wagging his chin and his thumbs.

Not totally surprised though. You need a certain ego (or otherwise insecurity) to be a fighter. Mainly I'm surprised we didn't even get a cooldown period.

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#119711 Edited by ParagonxXx (5525 posts) - - Show Bio

I really don't understand the undue hatred the armored costume of Daredevil gets in the Netflix TV series. For a TV show, it's a GREAT looking costume. Plus, it makes perfect sense for someone like Daredevil to wear some form of body armor considering his street level status as a vigilante. It's smart, it's practical and looks fantastic.

I can't help but wonder if the unnecessary fan hate led the showrunners into going back to the black suit for season 3. I also wonder why and how the black suit is held in higher regard than the armored costume when the armored one was so much better.

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#119712 Posted by thomas_richards (1072 posts) - - Show Bio

@paragonxxx:

I liked it a lot! Plus the fact that they managed to have it be body armor but not have it hinder his mobility upped it even more in my opinion. I'd honestly rather see the armor than some Spandex or something as equally dumb. I think the costume adds fashion just as much as function so I don't personally see anything wring with it.

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#119713 Edited by ParagonxXx (5525 posts) - - Show Bio

@thomas_richards: Awesome! Good to hear. ^_^

I'd honestly rather see the armor than some Spandex or something as equally dumb.

This is one of the reasons why I despise the black suit from season 1. While it made sense to wear it since Matt was first starting off in season 1, he never should have gone back to it once he started wearing the red armored look and I really wish the showrunners hadn't written in a reason for the black suit's return.

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#119714 Posted by thomas_richards (1072 posts) - - Show Bio

@paragonxxx:

I really wish the showrunners hadn't written in a reason for it's return.

I thought it was severely dumb and did not see a reason for it at all. He could have updated his armor or anything else to help him efficiently solve this problem, but instead he chose to use the suit that was the least efficient. That's like starting out super poor. Getting super rich. Then deciding to go back to being poor...I didn't get it. But I still liked the season.

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#119715 Edited by Juno_Fei (1772 posts) - - Show Bio
@thomas_richards said:

@paragonxxx:

I really wish the showrunners hadn't written in a reason for it's return.

That's like starting out super poor. Getting super rich. Then deciding to go back to being poor...

Well, Matt was technically as poor as someone could get after what happened to him in Defenders. Plus, the reversion made total sense for the overall theme of rebirth in season 3. He had to go back to why he started fighting crime in the first place, to be humble. With the suit he grew to rely on becoming a symbol of mockery, hell, even being embodied as a literal demon that he has to face throughout the season. Executive meddling aside, I actually dug the reason why Matt went back to black.

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#119717 Posted by thomas_richards (1072 posts) - - Show Bio

@juno_fei:

I haven't watched DD in a while, but didn't he get his suit for free the first time? Cause he was tight with the craftsman of his armor? He saved his life or some sh*t like that in Season 1? And I mean sure that's cool and everything that he went back to his OG costume to be humble, but I mean...When the Chameleon or all of those other villains who decided to cosplay and make Spider-Man look like sh*t Peter didn't just put on his OG wrestler costume and fight them old school. He used his current gear and he took the problem out as fast as he could to prove his innocence.

Now I get what your saying from a viewer standpoint, I'm just seeing it in a practical way. Like if I was Matt, I would have suited up in that Spare that he had and, taken the problem down as fast as I could. I get the symbolism for it. So I can agree with you from that standpoint

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#119718 Posted by Xzenix-Everdeen (3795 posts) - - Show Bio

I can't believe Nate's actually stepping into the octagon a few days from now, LOL.

you think he'll win?

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#119719 Posted by Juno_Fei (1772 posts) - - Show Bio

@thomas_richards: Even practically speaking, Matt couldn't even wear the suit if he wanted to. Because of what happened in Defenders, his suit was totally destroyed as a result. As I recall, he even makes a mention of how he only had the one suit that the Armorer made for him. He couldn't get another one, because by season three, the Armorer was back in Fisk's pocket, and wouldn't have made Matt one anyways. So he was reduced back to his most primal attire.

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#119720 Edited by thomas_richards (1072 posts) - - Show Bio

@juno_fei:

Yeah see I have to go back and rewatch all of this. Thanks for that.

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#119721 Edited by 8th_Wonder (511 posts) - - Show Bio

@8th_wonder said:

I can't believe Nate's actually stepping into the octagon a few days from now, LOL.

you think he'll win?

He could win but I don't think he will. Nate Diaz is basically a boxer with good BJJ (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu). Specifically, he's a tall and lanky counter-puncher who often fights either moving backwards or staying stationary whilst waiting for the opponent to throw something to counter. He always stands really heavy on his lead leg, which exposes it to leg kicks a lot, and Nate himself rarely throws kicks and doesn't check his opponent's kicks either. And despite his high-level BJJ, he rarely attempts any takedowns to move the fight to the ground. He doesn't really dictate where his fights take place or how they take place.

He sits back and counters, he doesn't pressure the opponent. The guy he's fighting, Anthony Pettis, is a bad stylistic matchup for him. He's a fast and heavy kicker of all kinds, head kicks, body kicks, leg kicks. Nate being so vulnerable to leg kicks, is going to have his lead leg brutalized by leg kicks from a guy who throws them with good power, a lot of speed, and almost no telegraphing in his kicks. Anthony Pettis has a lot of flaws as a fighter but his kicking game is great, and he's facing a guy who is pretty vulnerable to leg kicks. Conor McGregor was able to make his second fight with Nate a lot more competitive just by including leg kicks in his gameplan, and Conor isn't anywhere near the kicker that Anthony Pettis is.

So I'd pick Pettis to win but that isn't to say Nate can't win. It's just that the people who beat Pettis tend to exploit his weaknesses e.g. his vulnerability to forward pressure, not knowing how to counter off the backfoot very well, and a few other things. Nate's style doesn't attack those weaknesses. But we'll see.

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#119722 Posted by Rosso (5681 posts) - - Show Bio

Gotta love how Valentina is responding to Cejudo. It's really the only right way to respond in that situation. Like someone humouring a child.

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#119723 Posted by _Araneae_ (1265 posts) - - Show Bio

First of all, Sasha looks fantastic.

Second, the timing couldn't be more perfect. Feels like Becky'd really started to slow down, and a major part of that was the problem of "who?" To keep a character from going stale, you need an adversary who isn't just a stand-in, and unfortunately that's all Natty was. Hard to invest when you already know the outcome. Lacey Evans got more buy-in as a threat for me personally, and she was arguably a case of "too soon" as well as "completely mismanaged." They could've probably gotten some play out of Becky's history with Bliss, at least some, although something needs to happen for Bliss to ramp up again because as meteoric as her rise felt, she's cooled off immensely, especially since having Twitter spats about fans chanting things during one of her matches [which, to be fair, in a match like that isn't entirely her fault.] But it couldn't be her, not the way she is now. And she needs someone who isn't Charlotte. [Although a Triple Threat with her and Charlotte and Sasha, or Fatal-4-Way with the Horsewomen, would be perfect if WWE could manage a 4-way feud like that.]

Sasha was perfect. With her completely gone from TV since wrestlemania, making cryptic SM posts, people questioning whether she was gonna jump ship, her showing up was guaranteed hype. And well-managed. Sasha is someone who, unlike the others, can bring an interest to both characters, not just Becky Lynch. With her being fresh off of a return, and being who she is, there's a legit feel that she could be a threat to Becky, like you don't know who's gonna come out on top. [I find me saying this ironic since one of my main issues with WWE was how badly they've mismanaged Sasha in the past.] And maybe it's too early to tell, but so far it feels like the kind of energy she brings is a perfect contrast to what Becky brings.

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#119724 Posted by Shield-Maiden (3126 posts) - - Show Bio

Knocking off all my PMs in the weekend. I still need to update certain people on Ven >_<

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#119725 Posted by Rosso (5681 posts) - - Show Bio
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Well, when you put it that way...

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#119726 Posted by Xzenix-Everdeen (3795 posts) - - Show Bio

@8th_wonder: Exquisite breakdown. I like reading your stuff.

But I'mma play devil's advocate and pick Diaz. He's an all-around exciting dude and I would love to see him win in his return. I'm far from an expert or anything, though I think it'll be a good fight regardless of the outcome.

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#119727 Posted by Rosso (5681 posts) - - Show Bio

Av bet.

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#119728 Posted by TheSentinell (1332 posts) - - Show Bio

I just hit those double digit subs

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#119729 Posted by Duchess (6197 posts) - - Show Bio

@ Sha--what were my two Pokemon? LOL

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#119730 Posted by Orb-Weaver (976 posts) - - Show Bio

Miles' suit or Peter's suit. Hmm. Decisions. Decisions.

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#119731 Posted by ParagonxXx (5525 posts) - - Show Bio
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#119733 Posted by 8th_Wonder (511 posts) - - Show Bio

It would be cool to see Avengers and X-Men style teams on CV.

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#119734 Posted by _Araneae_ (1265 posts) - - Show Bio

Love it when some self-important office monkey tries to hit me with the high and mighty act. It's the most satisfying thing to shut down.

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#119735 Posted by ParagonxXx (5525 posts) - - Show Bio

@8th_wonder: Agreed and 8th Wonder can lead the Avengers style team (at least, that's my vote ~_^) and Valerie Huntington can lead the X-Men style team. ^_^

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#119736 Edited by _Dirge_ (3728 posts) - - Show Bio

Nightwolf seems balanced so far.

Maybe I should've multiclassed Gloom Stalker Ranger instead of War Cleric. That opening nova round from GS would've been amazing to see in action. Also hunter's mark.

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#119737 Posted by _Araneae_ (1265 posts) - - Show Bio

@_dirge_: Ball...dropped. Gloom Stalker and you passed it up!? Granted, last time you took a class that was on the Zauby Hype List you died, but I think I remember you saying GS was a perfect fit for a campaign like the one y'all got going.

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#119738 Edited by Shield-Maiden (3126 posts) - - Show Bio

It’s ironic that I had Poseidon protect Helena from Zeus wrath, given the feud between Poseidon and Athena throughout Greek literature.

I’ve been planning these two massive events for months and now it’s drawing near 😳

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#119739 Posted by ParagonxXx (5525 posts) - - Show Bio

@shield-maiden: Even more ironically, maybe Poseidon protected Helena because sometime in the past, Helena saved Poseidon's life so he owed her. How's that for a twist? ^_^

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#119740 Posted by _Dirge_ (3728 posts) - - Show Bio

@_araneae_: I know! But the 2 levels in war cleric seem's better in longer, more intense boss fights. Being able to use bane and lower the opponent's wisdom score gives me a much higher chance to stun big bads and lock them down a round. That's a full round we can dog pile'em and they can't use their crazy spells, or abilities, or the BB's burn through their legendary resistances to overcome being stunned, meaning they won't be able to use them against our group's high damage spells. Also, I get cantrips, Divine favor, bless.(better AC) Also it's just a two level dip instead of three. Which means more ki points in the long term. But I kinda regret not taking Gloom Stalker. It seemed more suited for Roland from an RP perspective.

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#119741 Edited by Shield-Maiden (3126 posts) - - Show Bio

@paragonxxx: Well Helena has been wandering Earth since Ancient Rome, so that isn’t a far fetched idea. The Gods can’t die though, only injured or dethroned. They could fade from existence from a lack of worship, but seeing as how America indirectly worships them, they will never fade. Also if they run out of nectar, which keeps them immortal. So if Helena did do something for Poseidon, it would be something that doesn’t involve protecting his life. Speaking of nectar though, I just hatched an idea: I am going to do do an RP where the Gods start panicking because they’re running out of ambrosia and nectar, which leads to a massive quest to keep them immortal 😱

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#119742 Posted by ParagonxXx (5525 posts) - - Show Bio

@shield-maiden: Even worse! The gods are aging and becoming mortal! Oh no!

Seriously, awesome idea. Totally down with that. ^_^

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#119743 Posted by Shield-Maiden (3126 posts) - - Show Bio

@paragonxxx: That’s exactly what would happen if they ran out of nectar and ambrosia.

I’ll put you down on the list 😉

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#119744 Posted by Juno_Fei (1772 posts) - - Show Bio

I want some of that Astronium. Hmm.

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#119746 Posted by _Araneae_ (1265 posts) - - Show Bio

@_dirge_: I will have a proper response to that tonight (provided I remember), when I can access my laptop and search them both up to compare.

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#119747 Posted by 8th_Wonder (511 posts) - - Show Bio

PSG are in no position to negotiate but they'll try, LOL.

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#119749 Posted by Orb-Weaver (976 posts) - - Show Bio

It would be cool to see Avengers and X-Men style teams on CV.

I've been considering it for awhile, but nothing concrete.

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#119750 Posted by thomas_richards (1072 posts) - - Show Bio

@8th_wonder said:

It would be cool to see Avengers and X-Men style teams on CV.

I've been considering it for awhile, but nothing concrete.

I'd join something like that XD