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Posted: 13 October 2012 07:42 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 121 ]
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Speaking of escapism, I hate how some comics can be so downright corny. Things like breaking the 4th wall (She-Hulk, Deadpool), the Super-Hero themselves having comics printed after them with the same exact covers in RL (She-Hulk), A hero knowing his history has been changed and when the writer fills in the gap so does his memories (Supreme) or even when a villian reads a comic that takes place in the mainstream universe just to see what happens next (Superboy-Prime)...

I’m sorry…But that is SO ANNOYING!! I read comics for the escapism, for the story, to momentarily travel to that world in my mind NOT to have this unrealistic crap that takes me right out of the comic. Tis why I have stayed very far from She-Hulk’s first solo title and from Deadpool.

Thankfully, those kinds of stories are not very often (with Deadpool as an exception).

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Posted: 13 October 2012 07:45 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 122 ]
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RAMWolff - 13 October 2012 01:39 PM

Butt shaving in my house is a no no! YUK!  Fuzzy butts UNITE!  raspberry

Wouldn’t qualify to join your party. My butt is smooth as a beach ball. Too bad I’m not a lycan. downer

And now that we’re at it, here’s the muscle lycan pic I put up which I fancied might look like you. And no, I didn’t name him ‘Jacob’.

I also came across this animated pic of a truly fearsome hero here recently. He’s so powerful he doesn’t have to use any fancy powers or even lift a finger to deal with the bad guys (and gals); all he has to do is stand there and they’ll be so horrified at the sight of him that they’ll all either faint on the spot or willingly turn themselves in. I think he doesn’t have a name yet, though. Any suggestions?

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Posted: 13 October 2012 08:03 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 123 ]
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Knight22179 - 13 October 2012 07:42 PM

Speaking of escapism, I hate how some comics can be so downright corny. Things like breaking the 4th wall (She-Hulk, Deadpool), the Super-Hero themselves having comics printed after them with the same exact covers in RL (She-Hulk), A hero knowing his history has been changed and when the writer fills in the gap so does his memories (Supreme) or even when a villian reads a comic that takes place in the mainstream universe just to see what happens next (Superboy-Prime)...

Dunno… Some of the things you described actually seem quite funny to me—and I always love a hearty dash of humor in the comics/cartoons/etc that I read or watch. I’ve come across a couple episodes in the (early) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon series in which the Turtles or the villains pull some dangerous stunt and halfway through it they turn to you (the viewer) and say: Remember, kids! We’re trained professionals. So don’t try this yourselves! LOL

Guess we just have different tastes. To each his/her own. smile

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Posted: 13 October 2012 09:35 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 124 ]
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Your drawing?  I like the stylized technique.  grin

Looks cute as a button!  raspberry

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Posted: 13 October 2012 09:45 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 125 ]
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Yes, it’s my drawing.

Glad you liked it. Doesn’t look like you by any chance? smile

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Posted: 13 October 2012 11:53 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 126 ]
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No, not built like that.  I’m a 52 year old Wolffie. Nice body for an older guy but have a little belly (I like sugar too much).

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Posted: 15 October 2012 07:36 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 127 ]
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Pay a regular visit to the gym and you can eventually have a bod like that. It’s not THAT difficult, believe me. (I already have a reasonably visible six-pack and fairly prominent pectorals, and I’m 49.) You’ll have to do and eat the right things of course, though. I can offer a few useful hints if you’re seriously interested, but I can’t guarantee anything on sprouting a couple fangs. grin

Recently spotted Knight22179 fighting Venom, by the way. She was such a great fighter! I quickly took a shot of them both. Here it is! LOL

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Posted: 15 October 2012 10:12 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 128 ]
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I work out 3 times a week.  Right now I have the 2nd stage of a bad cold so no gym for me today.  Perhaps on Wednesday.  I have bad shoulder joints so I can’t lift what i used to be able to lift but glad to still look better than allot of guys my own age.  Plus I have those amazing genetics that have me looking ALLOT younger than I really am.

This was taken about 3 years ago but my body and face are about the same.  I have a bit more gray now as it’s starting to really come in but the face is holding up pretty well.  Belly IS going down since starting at Crunch gym but it will take a little while longer.  When the cold is gone or under control I’ll hit the gym and get back to work.  I just don’t want a relapse this early in the season! 

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Posted: 15 October 2012 01:57 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 129 ]
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RAMWolff - 15 October 2012 10:12 AM

I work out 3 times a week.  Right now I have the 2nd stage of a bad cold so no gym for me today.  Perhaps on Wednesday.  I have bad shoulder joints so I can’t lift what i used to be able to lift but glad to still look better than allot of guys my own age.  Plus I have those amazing genetics that have me looking ALLOT younger than I really am.

This was taken about 3 years ago but my body and face are about the same.  I have a bit more gray now as it’s starting to really come in but the face is holding up pretty well.  Belly IS going down since starting at Crunch gym but it will take a little while longer.  When the cold is gone or under control I’ll hit the gym and get back to work.  I just don’t want a relapse this early in the season! 

That’s a real nice pic; you don’t look nearly as furry as your avatar, though. smile

For some reason I haven’t been getting any email notifications about this thread, and I’ve been too busy to peruse the forums much. We’ll see if I get any later.

Just to keep this on topic, I got a copy of The Avengers for my birthday; I’m going to watch it while I do laundry (my wife won’t come down here into Tarterus (my basement), so this is where I have my studio; right next to the bathroom and washing machine).

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Posted: 15 October 2012 02:12 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 130 ]
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The Avengers is an AWESOME movie. Joss Whedon surprised me.

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Posted: 15 October 2012 06:50 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 131 ]
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To RAMWolff:

Sorry to learn about your cold. Hope you get well soon. It might be a good idea to give yourself plenty of rest, vitamin C, water and fresh fruit and vegetables.

Hey, your figure’s actually pretty good, especially for someone your age! Who says (with more effort) you can’t be as well-built as the figure I drew? wink

You might like to try out some metabolic resistance training, by the way. It’s a special form of training that’s supposed to really help beef you up while also burning all the lard away. Check this out to find out more if it should merit your interest!

riftwitch - 15 October 2012 01:57 PM

That’s a real nice pic; you don’t look nearly as furry as your avatar, though. smile

He shaved it all off. wink

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Posted: 15 October 2012 07:06 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 132 ]
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I have very light fur and what was dark is now Gray!  lol

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Posted: 15 October 2012 07:07 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 133 ]
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Back on topic:

Dunno if anyone’s still into table-top role-playing games these days, but in case any of you are this might interest you. It’s a game called Superworld which enables you to role-play your favorite hero or even design a new one of your own with all sorts of exotic powers (plus weaknesses). Always love to play this game with my students when giving English tuition. I remember when I first came across the rule books of this game I was so enthralled I couldn’t put the books down for many days. (NOTE: I’m NOT trying to sell anything here! rolleyes )

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Posted: 15 October 2012 07:09 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 134 ]
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Looked over the link, thanks by the way, I shop there all the time!  I’m not sure if this is good for my body.  If I go all balls to the walls I loose too much weight.  I’m HIV POZ so I have to be very careful and balance my exercise ... to much excess and my body goes into a wasting syndrome that I’ve been dealing with for years now… tricky!

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Posted: 15 October 2012 08:49 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 135 ]
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It seems that the premise behind most comic-heroes is the Nietzschian “Ubermensch” who, being by whatever means above and beyond the mere existence of ordinary mortals, is also above and beyond their laws (like modesty, curfew, vehicle speed limits, assault-and-battery, vigilantism, gravity, thermodynamics, conservation of energy).  Being and preferring to emulate law-abiding moral citizens (as others have commented), I consider that the only right justification for breaking/defying the laws is if the laws themselves are immoral.  So my own “ideal” superhero arrangement would be Good Guys vs. Anarchists vs. Tyranny.  And in any battle, our heroes may be joined by one hostile faction or the other, depending on the issue at hand, or find themselves in a Battle Royale.  Or watch from the bleachers….

Like: Noble characters who don’t compromise.  Not angsty-wangsties or sermarionettes, but people with fixed moral standards that force them to make legitimately difficult choices.  Well-written storylines.  Believable costumes:  think Rorschach from Watchmen rather than the Star Sapphires.  Objective morality applied to heroes as well as villains.  Characters who take their faith seriously (Ben Grimm as a rabbi, Kurt’s Catholicism in the Nightcrawler’s better storylines) without being caricatures.

Dislike: Bad writing.  Unbelievable characters or contrived responses to settings or situations.  Skankwear (including SuperGirl’s wowzer-window top) and outfits that require superglue to keep on (Indigo Lanterns and Star Sapphires, anyone?).  Too-tidy cleanup (all actions, someone observed, should have consequences).  Sermarionettes* that subject the story to a preachy agenda (Bibleman, or Captain Planet, or (from DC Comics) the White Lantern Swamp Thing in Brightest Day).  Situational morality/ethics.  Extraneous sex/sexualization.

Four Powers: Omniglottalism (any language, any time); teleportation (complete with *BAMPF!* and purple smoke a la Nightcrawler); invisibility or shade-shifting (like certain famous hard-to-spell lizard types); perfect logical analysis of any question or situation.

Dreams: No.  Just the usual stuff about being naked in public or driving cars through Möibic buildings.

* portmanteau of “Sermonette” and “Marionette”

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