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Dintiradan

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    Every Spiderweb Character Ranked: Top 20 Worst Characters

    hey thanks for all that smoke btw
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    Every Spiderweb Character Ranked: Top 20 Worst Characters

    There's no other explanation: you must be lacking in persistence. After all, I've certainly finished everything I've started.
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    Slarty Ranks Everything

    It's been over two weeks, Slarty. As punishment, you must also rank Wuberg, the MtG puppet.
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    MtG Arena beta keys [ALL GONE]

    I've been playing the beta for Arena (the new free to play implementation of Magic the Gathering) for over half a year now. While it's still very much a beta, it's improved a lot over the past few months, and they've been expanding the player base. I got a bunch of invite codes last weekend, and I still have three left, so if anyone's interested in the game, send me a PM. Window-only at the moment, unfortunately. EDIT: All keys have been claimed. If you're still looking for keys, https://www.reddit.com/r/MagicArena/comments/8zzqpl/beta_codes/ is a good start.
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    Let's Play Blades of Avernum!

    All that scenario contains are troubled words from a troubled mind.
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    Let's Play Blades of Avernum!

    I've received complaints about unruliness and anti-muffin activities. This brunch is over!
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    Slarty Ranks Everything

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    Slarty Ranks Everything

    While I am loathe to bump this topic, I find myself in the midst of a schism; only Slarty, the ultimate authority on all things everything, can mend it. Muffins with bits of fruit in them. Muffins with bits of nuts in them.
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    Let's Play Blades of Avernum!

    For the optimal experience, you need to play Waterweb while on shrooms yourself.
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    Queen's Wish - SW Blog Post

    Ooh! Instead of wasting money on the ceremony and reception, we can pay Jeff to write our marriage in-game!
  11. Now I'm curious how many piano tuners play SW games.
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    Queen's Wish - SW Blog Post

    Sadly, no word on why Queen's Wish will be a trilogy while the previous series, King's Quest, was much longer. I can only extrapolate that Jack's Desire will be a standalone game.
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    What have you been eating recently?

    Today's episode of Eat It Before It Goes Bad stars "perogies", with special guests "half this bell pepper is mouldy" and "why do we have have so many partially-used red onions in the fridge". (In the grand tradition of threads like What Have You Been Reading Recently and What Have You Been Listening To Recently, use this thread to talk about, well, food you've been eating recently. Drinks too; we're lenient like that. New recipe that you just tried out? Cooking advice? Fancy-pants restaurant that you just visited and want to brag about? Chat about it here!)
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    What have you been eating recently?

    I've never gotten the appeal of avocados. It's just tasteless filler to me, certainly not bad, but nothing good about it either. Maybe it's a cilantro-esque thing where people get different flavours out of it? Today was "guess I have to do something about this half-finished can of diced tomatoes". Thaw a chicken breast, pat dry, rub with Italian seasoning, sear four minutes a side. Add chopped onion and crushed garlic, saute for a couple minutes. Then add the diced tomatoes plus some basil (fresh if at all possible, because fresh basil is Best Herb) and simmer for ten minutes. All told, takes twenty minutes, which means rice is a great side. Butterfly the chicken if you're in a hurry, I guess? It's a good base recipe that can be modified easily. Alas, family does not like the spicy variants.
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    Slarty Ranks Everything

    slarty it is really important that you rank this mashup.
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    Slarty Ranks Everything

    Point. Though the whole setting approach is very much a matter of taste. I've got zero attachment to New York -- in fact it's usually a point against Yet Another New York Cape in my books. Whereas Metropolis, Gotham, Opal, whatever can be anywhere. (On a side note, could we put "relevance of urban superheroes when violent crimes in urban areas have been dropping for several decades" on The List?)
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    Slarty Ranks Everything

    I'm trying (and failing) to find the Bendis(?) quote where he says that a crossover with 616 would be the surest sign that the Ultimate universe writers had run out of ideas. Marvel's relative cohesiveness has always been its biggest strength, and it has its history to thank for that. I think that other than Namor and Cap (I dunno if the first Human Torch is still a thing) it was designed from the ground up to be a shared universe. Whereas DC's a bunch of different properties that merged together. I suppose DC started the shared universe thing with World's Finest and the JSA, but not to the same extent that Marvel did.
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    Slarty Ranks Everything

    Oh, yeah, make more work for yourself if you want. I'm less familiar with the Marvel storylines, especially earlier ones, but I know you lean more towards Marvel, so I put more Marvel stuff on it. I was re-reading/finishing Gotham Central a while back. Got the elements of a great procedural, very character-driven, all while being set in Gotham -- would recommend very highly (and it's what I was hoping the Gotham TV show would be based on, alas). Aaaand suddenly here's a Red Skies Crossover, because hey Day of Vengeance and Infinite Crisis is on and we gotta do something about that. So now Captain Marvel is fighting the Spectre, and the Rock of Eternity is blowing up over Gotham, and Gothamites are being possessed by the Seven Deadly Sins, and isn't this what you wanted from a series where the previous issue focused on when it's justified to compel a journalist to reveal their sources? No? Well, good news for you, the events of the crossover are never relevant again for the series. Next issue's all about fruit of the poisoned tree, you'll love it. I remember Starman being especially bad when it came to stuff like this. At the climax of an issue when -- whoops! -- Godwave just hit and everyone's depowered. Don't worry, we'll just deus ex machina things on the next page and forget this ever happened. At the end of an arc when... hey, didn't we deal with you already? Oh, Neron gave you a power-up. Don't know who Neron is? Too bad! Oh, and Blackest Night is happening, so we gotta have someone fight a Black Lantern. It's possible to do crossovers/references well, provided authors have time to integrate it with their own storylines. Sandman had an arc where a bunch of people throughout time and space had to wait out a "reality storm", and they passed time by telling stories Canterbury Tales-style. It's something that fits with the rest of Sandman, even if you know nothing of Zero Hour. But usually it's... well, read the TV Tropes link. As for the events themselves... it varies, but usually it's thumbs-down. Events usually come from corporate down, rather than authors up, and that's not a good recipe. And with one author writing scores of characters means you're going to be disappointed with at least one character's portrayal. I find that the "enormous ensemble cast dealing with Big Thing" itch is better scratched by turning to Elseworlds/What If stories (where the goal is telling an actual story) than main universe events (where the goal is usually changing up the lineup). Could do a event-by-event dissection, but I'll save that for Dintiradan Ranks Slarty Ranks Everything.
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    Slarty Ranks Everything

    hey let's rank marvel events with "secret", "war", "infinity", or "vs" in the title Secret Wars / Secret Wars II Infinity Gauntlet / Infinity War / Infinity Crusade Civil War Secret Invasion Avengers vs. X-Men Secret Wars Civil War II Inhumans vs. X-Men Secret Empire dc's simpler, let's just do the ones with "crisis" in the title Crisis on Infinite Earths Zero Hour: Crisis in Time Identity Crisis Infinite Crisis Final Crisis (you could do the "countdown" ones as well, but then the lines get blurry) EDIT: i don't want to bias your scoring, so i'll save a rant for later EDIT 2: oh hey world war hulk qualifies let's throw that one on too don't feel obliged to rank all of these
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    Slarty Ranks Everything

    (I like how Eph made jackalopes a thing in Mote. In general, critters from Tall Tale folklore make for great benign encounters.)
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    Slarty Ranks Everything

    Colonialism as an explicit theme in games like Archipelago Colonialism as an implicit theme in games like Puerto Rico Colonialism being omitted entirely in games like Settlers of Catan
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    Slarty Ranks Everything

    Hey, I have to deal with the fact that the thing growing on my face is Canonically The Worst Thing Ever.
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    Slarty Ranks Everything

    Dead trees.
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    Slarty Ranks Everything

    Hugs.
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    Slarty Ranks Everything

    Gilgamesh Enkidu Utnapishtim Inanna/Ishtar Humbaba/Huwawa Gugalanna EDIT: Let's have more fun with razor thin differences of theology! Transubstantiation Transignification Consubstantiation Impanation
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