• VoloErgoMalus posted a message in the forum topic How cool would it be if something like this happened in Infinity War Part 1?. on the Gen. Discussion board

    Lol so much morbid Thanos idolatry. He's not even an interesting villain. "Durr, look at me, I'm Thanos, I wanna kill everything to placate the trite personification of death that's got me whipped. I'...

  • VoloErgoMalus posted a message in the forum topic Do you prefer Cap as a peak-human or superhuman?. on the Captain America (Rogers) board

    Both, in the sense that I think of "peak human" traits as those superlative human capabilities which are theoretically possible, but extremely unlikely for any human to have achieved by virtue of thei...

  • VoloErgoMalus posted a message in the forum topic Which field is more important to Humanity and Civilization as a whole: Art or Science?. on the Off-Topic board

    If the right thing to do, objectively, is to maximize well-being by maximizing the pleasure and minimizing the suffering of all conscious states (this is the utilitarian framework that the vast majori...

  • VoloErgoMalus posted a message in the forum topic Keep Only 3 Bat-Family Members. on the Gen. Discussion board

    Bruce, Alfred, Dick. Fox or Barbara would be my fourth choice.

  • VoloErgoMalus posted a message in the forum topic who is the most badass superhero?. on the Gen. Discussion board

    Punisher. Toughest SOB of them all. People with answers other than the Punisher (at least, for human heroes, cuz guys like Ghost Rider make it unfair) need to read Garth Ennis' MAX-imprint Punisher se...

  • VoloErgoMalus posted a message in the forum topic who is the most badass superhero?. on the Gen. Discussion board

    I hate the term "badass". It inevitably refers to some cluster of attributes in which insecure comic fans vicariously revel in order to temporarily enjoy an accompanying feeling of superiority and min...

  • VoloErgoMalus posted a message in the forum topic The Walking Dead TV: How do you feel about Negan?. on the Gen. Discussion board

    I think he's great. Very menacing but also funny. A fulcrum point in the portrayal of the emergence of a feudal society from post-apocalyptic anarchy and a pleasure to watch. JDM convinced me that suc...

  • VoloErgoMalus posted a message in the forum topic Homecoming Trailer looked like hot garbage.. on the Gen. Discussion board

    @erikarlsson: I'm not so sure that it is. It's just that book fans are used to mediocrity and have very low standards. It took me years to come to terms with the fact that comics in general, especiall...

  • VoloErgoMalus posted a message in the forum topic Is Rick really more compassionate than Negan?. on the Gen. Discussion board

    Apart from losing his %#*$ on Tyreese after Lori died and killing Pete the wife-beater (this was really questionable; he should have just imprisoned him for a while, especially since he was Alexandria...

  • VoloErgoMalus posted a message in the forum topic Homecoming Trailer looked like hot garbage.. on the Gen. Discussion board

    Yeah it looks like garbage. Mediocre Hollywood preach-morality-to-the-converted, shamelessly-mooch-off-of-more-substantive-material-that-pioneered-the franchise garbage that's not even fit to lick the...

  • VoloErgoMalus posted a message in the forum topic Gotham vs Metropolis. on the Gen. Discussion board

    Metropolis must be the better place to live by every common measurement. The best argument Gotham has going for it is that it's a *great* city, despite its shocking problems. Its long history is manif...

  • VoloErgoMalus posted a message in the forum topic Who's More Heroic?: Superman vs Captain America. on the Gen. Discussion board

    It just seems to me that whenever you compare characters like these whose histories are so long and portrayals so varied and incomplete, it's a choice. It's not like measuring rock A and rock B, struc...

  • VoloErgoMalus posted a message in the forum topic Who's More Heroic?: Superman vs Captain America. on the Gen. Discussion board

    Based on what the OP's Post #1, to be heroic is to be taken as meaning to adhere to certain standards of correct conduct (morals or ethics). So it seems that the question that has been posed here is: ...

  • VoloErgoMalus posted a message in the forum topic Alan Moore´s Neonomicon. on the Gen. Discussion board

    "...but nah..."I agree. Lovecraftian fiction seems to expect us to care about the bizarre creatures introduced if the characters in the story make a big enough fuss about them, and if they have some m...

  • VoloErgoMalus posted a message in the forum topic What makes a Superhero a Superhero imo(The True definition of a Superhero) Agree or Disagree?. on the Gen. Discussion board

    You've described the one of the two characteristics essential to all superheroes, that being their prodigious power over their surroundings, that which makes them "super".What you seem to have left ou...

  • VoloErgoMalus posted a message in the forum topic Philosophical debate Joker vs Superman. on the Off-Topic board

    @lunacyde: No doubt there are versions of Superman that are morally against killing full stop, but this seems incomplete to me because it disregards the reason why he wants any given living being to k...

  • VoloErgoMalus posted a message in the forum topic Philosophical debate Joker vs Superman. on the Off-Topic board

    @marty2187: The first time Superman "killed" Doomsday, he did do because it was the lesser of two evils; many more would have died had he not. While Superman generally respects life and wouldn't care ...

  • VoloErgoMalus posted a message in the forum topic Philosophical debate Joker vs Superman. on the Off-Topic board

    @marty2187: I think most of them are willing to kill their enemies, under appropriately extreme circumstances (in other words, where the alternative decisions have worse consequences for everyone), wi...

  • VoloErgoMalus posted a message in the forum topic Who cracks first under torture?. on the Gen. Discussion board

    @nickzambuto: I think Bond and the other two are alike in that they are all examples of human agency and resolve to combat evil taken to hyperbolic extremes, agency and resolve which are tested here i...

  • VoloErgoMalus posted a message in the forum topic Philosophical debate Joker vs Superman. on the Off-Topic board

    Philosophically, I think the key difference between Joker and Superman is that Superman wants his choices to be consistent with the world as it exists objectively, while Joker feels no such impulse.By...