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Swear everyone else in Selebrity is like 6'9000", and Trinity is just over here like

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Swear everyone else in Selebrity is like 6'9000", and Trinity is just over here like

Gokans only like...5'11

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#135556  Edited By Turren

So you’re old enough to go to war but you’re not old enough to drink a beer?

Thomas has never seen such bullsh*t.

(Seriously, I just thought of how funny that is lol.)

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So Synder made Batman into Bat-Punisher by having him use guns and killing indirectly. Then the Arrowverse makes a killer out of Batman not once but twice.

Apparently no one can do a live action Batman correct anymore... >.<

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Wasnt that Thomas though and not Bruce? I haven't kept up with Bats

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Of course it ate my post lol

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I've been in pretty much constant pain in every waking moment for the past two to three weeks.

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@supreme_sapien: Training and hurt myself in two different places. (Thankfully one of those seems to be about 95% better.)

I'm not "shelved" or anything (except that everything local is shut down because COVID), and I'd fight with either or both if I had to, but it's the kind of injury that's nagging and does affect performance (and even just what I'm able to attempt) in training as well as daily life.

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@trinity-blue:

Sounds like you need a Lazarus pit. Or some CBD oil lol I hyper-extended my elbow at work. Got a script but I'm waiting till it no longer hurts to take em. Then I'll be on here writing for a couple weeks str8 🤪

Sounds like you'll bounce back jus fine though. Besides, dont most fighters have nagging injuries throughout their career? When I played ball my right ankle was always messed up. Its still messed up actually.

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@supreme_sapien:

Back to the workweek so this will have to be the last of it on my end on this subject.

1 - What I actually said was "you don't base a player off their best or worst season, you base them off their career as a whole and the direction it is trending."

Meaning its not about winning the Heisman (something he did in college), or if they or their team has had one big year, its about how they have played overall in their career and giving priority to more recent seasons as that is far more relevant to the player they are now and will be moving forward.

Also I was not trying to be "slick" I was pointing out how using team accomplishments can be picked and chosen to spin him both ways, which are never a fair comparison as they rely things outside their control like defense, running game, and personnel. You want to use his highlight reel and forget the rest, that isn't a realistic picture of Cam.

Quarterbacks are measured by the eye test and the stats test.

Cam is an athletic and mobile QB who has always had accuracy and decision making issues, in his past 3 full seasons he has mirrored the same. Yes he posted a career high in his last full season in completion percentage, but the rest of his stats are mediocre at best. The 2 seasons prior he could not crack 60% and looked far more like his rookie season than his MVP season (which is his only actual elite season of his career). His tends are murky at best, and require him being fully mobile to have any value.

Stafford is a traditional pocket passer, low mobility, who was a gunslinger for the first half of his career and finally learned proper decision making and in the second half is a completely different player. All it takes is a glance at Football Reference to see this, it isn't deniable. His last 3 seasons have been pretty similar, and even the half lost 2019 was statistically one of his best seasons. His trending is consistent, but he also needs that back healthy to have value.

The trending shows that if healthy, you know what you are getting with Stafford, with Cam, not so much. Neither of us knows how either player is going to come back from injury, yet you keep proclaiming Cam will come back fine and Stafford is now washed and hopelessly broken based on....what? Truth is neither are a sure thing until they come back and show they are healed.

Stafford has been an above-average, solid, NFL starter for 6 straight years, it isn't debatable.

2 - Jets are not sold on Sam Darnold and have no one real behind him, Steelers could need to move on from Big Ben at any time with his age and injury history, Indy might find out the Phillip Rivers flyer is not working, Jags group is sketchy, Broncos are starting Drew Locke, Oakland is cooling on Derek Carr, Chicago is not excited about Trubisky or Foles enough to not be interested.

If healthy and made available he would have multiple teams making offers, saying otherwise is just silly.

3 - Saying Cam would have won 2 rings if you gave him Megatron has as much meaning as saying Stafford would have won a Super Bowl if he had the Panthers running game and defense, nothing, it is a hypothetical where no one knows what the outcome would be. Also 4 out of 5 of Stafford's most accurate seasons were..after Megaton retired so he sure seemed to have adapted pretty well.

You also keep talking about all the talent the Lions had that Stafford somehow squandered. No running game in forever, no defense in forever, this perception that Stafford is the weak link in the Lions roster makes no sense.

You keep picking and choosing to shine on Cam and gloss over the parts that aren't so pretty, you keep slamming on Stafford saying things that are 5 years out of date, neither are complete QB's, the end. Could Cam be better next season on the Lions, sure its possible, but unlikely and in the end futile. If Cam can walk in, on a team built for a pocket passer, learn a new system, and outplay Stafford just means he leaves next season to sign a longer-term deal elsewhere. Chances are he doesn't as learning a new team, playbook, and relying on Patricia to even accomplish that in the same season is asking for a whole lot.

3 - Mahomes and Jackson are mobile QB's who have already shown accuracy and good decision making, even this early in their career. Cam is not, he has had glimpses of accuracy, and rarely shown elite decision making, they are not in the same mold.

Look at the TD/INT ratios of Mahomes and Jackson, they are over 5-to-1, that is elite peak Brady and Rodgers territory. Other than his 4-to-1 MVP season Cam struggles to reach 2-to-1, something even a "washed scrub" like Stafford exceeds consistently.

Cam does not play their style, he does not have a record of passing to be a true double threat, and this applies to his entire and recent careers.

4 - So Antonio Brown and Josh Gordon were not the Pats taking flyers...hmmm.

Lets be honest here, if a team thinks a player is their Day One starter next season, they don't wait out a dozen other teams to snap them up on the cheap. They don't risk another team signing them, especially when they have no one waiting in the wings other than a recent draft pick with no experience.

The whole league had a shot at him and passed, every team other than the Pats in need of a starter went to the draft and grabbed one (since they pick too low to grab a top prospect). The market, made up of people with more access to data and info then either of us, left him in limbo even if he was available for a fraction of his old rate. That speaks volumes, saying otherwise is not being real.

Cam is there because he was available for league min with incentives, the end. If the Hoodie was enamored with him or had any real confidence he was healthy and could be molded into Brady's mid-term replacement he would have never waited this long. This type of player, coming off injury, signed to this kind of deal is the definition of a flyer as it has no downside and no upside, it is a tryout. If Stafford was not already under contract (and the cap hit for cutting him would not be huge) he would be in a similar boat.

5 - As much as you mention MVP 1,000 times (and never mention all the other seasons of far more pedestrian numbers), or rail against Stafford as a numbers-hungry stiff (which is 5 years out of date and requires a glance to see) in the end neither matter to the Lions long-term. You don't build a consistently contending franchise with their core and a veteran QB who is not top tier. You tear it down, get as many picks as you can, and rebuild.

It is painful, does not always go well, but gets results in the end. Staying on the treadmill of patching the team to remain mediocre at best is why bad franchises stay bad. Cam does not make the Lions a sudden contender, the thinking that such moves are the "missing piece" on a flawed roster is wishful thinking from a fan's perspective. You want to one day win and win consistently, think like a GM.

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I am so glad the show runners decided to change Carol's pilot call sign to Avenger in the movie. In the comics, it's Cheeseburger...

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You name dropped a bunch of players that really have nothing to do with measuring who is better between Stafford and Newton. You can dismiss the Heisman, dismiss the MVP, I get it those two are killers ;) It doesnt matter how long ago the MVP was, it still means Most Valuable Player of the League. The entire league. A league that Stafford was in at the time. A league that Stafford has never been the MVP of. Never gotten past the Wildcard game. That alone puts him beneath Cam. Well beneath Cam.

You keep harping on completion percentage so lets go back to 2018, the last time both played a full injury free season.

Stafford completion % 66.1 QBR 89.9

Newton completion % 67.5QBR 94.2 (second only to his MVP season)

Thats like 80% of what you were hanging your hat on right there. And you can go back throughout their careers, its not like Stafford's completion percentage is soooo great it some how washes out MVP's and Playoff wins.

Stafford racks up passing yards. He's phenomenal at that. But sadly he seemingly cant turn yards into wins. Hahaha win like a GM. Please, this aint Madden. Its crazy for you to be backing Stafford while talking about what it takes to win. The dude has never won anything on any level. You've given nothing so far that even puts him in the same league as Cam.

Since you mentioned GM's let me ask you this. How many GM's do you think would rather have a QB who has a good completion percentage but cant win in the Playoffs? As opposed to an MVP caliber player with a slightly lower completion percentage but won 3 consecutive NFC south titles from 2013 to 15 aaaaand took his squad to the superbowl? What has Stafford ever won? Where has he led the Lions to exactly? I'll save ya some time. Nothing and nowhere.

Watch ESPN today. Cam literally just made the Pats a divisional threat when they had all but been written off. Staying the mediocre course is better then whaaaa? Repeating the same thing over and over again expecting different results is the definition of insanity. Stafford's been a Lion since what...0'9? He couldnt win in his prime let alone 11 seasons deep and a broken back later.

When we first started I wasnt even all that serious. I hadnt checked numbers or anything but once I did I realized it was never even close. Stafford has never been on Cam's level. You've given me nothing that even hints as to why you think so...

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5'6 inch bat...its the end of the World I swear to god

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#135569  Edited By John_Taylors

Could I start an empire claim with myself?...

Cause I want to use Atlantis as my own thing since no one else is, but I can't find it in my heart to have John try and take it over with his friendship with Odessa.

So I was thinking what if I started an Empire Claim with a villain, and did dual sides fighting with the team of whoever against ultimately myself, and if I won on the good side, I could write a blog of how John peacefully rose to power.

Or, if I made the Empire Claim with a villain and I won, I could just write a way that John took leadership of the city without having to make a second claim against myself *LOL*

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@supreme_sapien:

I'm always down for a challenge. But I'm just sayin...I want that city.

Mostly cause I don't wanna have to make my own splinter thing.

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@supreme_sapien: @john_taylors:

And there I was, wrapped in the arms of the kraken itself as it pulled me into some underwater city time had forgot. And stabbed it. And stabbed it some more until its arms went limp. I was Captain Ahab finishing off his whale. The prize had been claimed. The superior anointed. This was his house oh Atlantis.

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I wanna use a blend of Anime and Manga artwork for this alt though it seems to knock off the entire aesthetic. Hard choices are hard.

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@billy_kidd: Its Levi. It isnt that hard of choice, lol

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@alistair__: I like both representations of Levi in both, so it still is. But if you're saying that the Anime is a better choice pertaining versatility within source material, I agree. I'm still not sure about using Levi, Furlan Church or Jean coming in as close seconds.

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Could I start an empire claim with myself?...

Cause I want to use Atlantis as my own thing since no one else is, but I can't find it in my heart to have John try and take it over with his friendship with Odessa.

So I was thinking what if I started an Empire Claim with a villain, and did dual sides fighting with the team of whoever against ultimately myself, and if I won on the good side, I could write a blog of how John peacefully rose to power.

Or, if I made the Empire Claim with a villain and I won, I could just write a way that John took leadership of the city without having to make a second claim against myself *LOL*

Best to pose the question to the CoE if your that curious. ~_^

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#135579  Edited By Turren

Challenge yourself to an RP?

b r u h

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@turren said:

Challenge yourself to an RP?

b r u h

For all intents and purposes...

Yes.

Exactly.

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@john_taylors said:

Could I start an empire claim with myself?...

Cause I want to use Atlantis as my own thing since no one else is, but I can't find it in my heart to have John try and take it over with his friendship with Odessa.

So I was thinking what if I started an Empire Claim with a villain, and did dual sides fighting with the team of whoever against ultimately myself, and if I won on the good side, I could write a blog of how John peacefully rose to power.

Or, if I made the Empire Claim with a villain and I won, I could just write a way that John took leadership of the city without having to make a second claim against myself *LOL*

Best to pose the question to the CoE if your that curious. ~_^

I am, indeed that curious. See ya in the PM side.

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Confirmed: My dog is Black Bolt.

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#135584  Edited By Cutting_Edge

...Artie could create an IC dating site. But whether or not anyone would actually use it is the question...

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Since I can't do my event without Grimm, I'm gonna focus on John.

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@ultra-woman:

I leave for basics sometime after my birthday, and then I'm gonna finish my last year of High School and graduate before I go.

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@john_taylors: Cool! A lot of my own family was in the military in some form or another. None were Marines, though.

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#135589  Edited By John_Taylors

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I'm pretty excited not gonna lie, I see this as a great way to pay for college and get some experience under my belt.

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this girl fire alarms lol

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Charlemagne is crazy. No way DMX washes M on verzuz

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Batman Beyond's Bruce Wayne should become the next Ras Al Ghul. I like that idea.

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In my usual fashion I'm going to redo everything I've ever done.

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I've never felt so drained writing a post, that amount of procrastinating wasn't expected.

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I've never felt so drained writing a post, that amount of procrastinating wasn't expected.

Thats the worst. I hate when writing a post feels like work.

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@supreme_sapien: I was so close to just saving it and try again tomorrow, then I just resolved for a short post since it was only the beginning.

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I wonder what the first-ever RP was.

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Someone is finally asking the truly philosophical questions lol.

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In the beginning there wasnt even an RPG board/forum/section on the site.

Then, there was light (first thread in the newly created rpg forum were the rules).

This would be the first RPG. You basically built the World as you went. Nothing existed until it was written in somebody's post. As the OP states, you arrive in a white void and literally give life to things like, grass, breathable air, clothes, etc.

This would be the first RPG as you'd know them today. A world already in existence where you're already working with a narrative (of sorts). I made it lol I had never RP'd before or even been a member of an online forum. But I knew I didnt wanna waste posts bringing grass and air into existence so I went a different direction then what was being established at the time.

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