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by Maelstrom
Wed Aug 24, 2005 3:16 pm
Forum: Archived Announcements
Topic: It's not exactly like goodbye...
Replies: 7
Views: 2374

It's not exactly like goodbye...

I kind of felt that this would happen come September. Vet school takes up something like 123% of one's time. BUt it'll be good to see you when you can occasionally drop by, and we'll all (hopefully) still be here come winter break. :)
by Maelstrom
Tue Aug 23, 2005 3:30 pm
Forum: Comics on Screen
Topic: No nightcrawler in xmen 3
Replies: 78
Views: 18411

No nightcrawler in xmen 3

Yeah, I know: I shouldn't be too surprised. Now that Marvel's "retirement" of Kurt seems imminent, the slow-creeping idiocy of X3 post-production and Kurt's inexplicable removal from the movieverse makes all too much sense.... :rolleyes
by Maelstrom
Mon Aug 22, 2005 5:03 pm
Forum: Comics on Screen
Topic: No nightcrawler in xmen 3
Replies: 78
Views: 18411

No nightcrawler in xmen 3

I guess what bothers me is the way history is being repeated. And not a "good" repeat, either. One of those "we didn't learn our lesson the last twenty times so we have to screw up again" repeats. The first X movie was surely greenlighted because the execs saw the potential for mucho dinero. Movies ...
by Maelstrom
Fri Aug 19, 2005 3:11 pm
Forum: Nightcrawler
Topic: Nightcrawler statue from BOWEN
Replies: 57
Views: 6630

Nightcrawler statue from BOWEN

W00t! :D I just got mine in the mail yesterday! My, what a BIG, BIG box it was, filled with styrofoam peanuts (which hubby and I colloquially refer to as "unicorn shit"). Then we got to the REAL box inside, which further was filled with hard styrofoam.... Let's just say that this statue came to us ...
by Maelstrom
Thu Aug 18, 2005 3:21 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Antics
Topic: Revenge of the Sith, Chinese Style
Replies: 7
Views: 2415

Revenge of the Sith, Chinese Style

Probably because the European languages are a LOT closer together than anything east of the Ukraine. Any of our sentence structure rules go completely out the window when you get to Japanese, Madarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese, or any other "eastern" language. Translating back and forth is tortorous on ...
by Maelstrom
Wed Aug 17, 2005 3:51 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Antics
Topic: Revenge of the Sith, Chinese Style
Replies: 7
Views: 2415

Revenge of the Sith, Chinese Style

:*D BWAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!

Thank you, Nacht! I'd been told about this before, and I'd been wanting to see it for weeks! I had already heard the bit where they translated "Jedi Council" as "Presbyterians"... Now we know the awful truth about this mysterious denomination! :toothy
by Maelstrom
Wed Aug 17, 2005 3:36 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Antics
Topic: Comic Book Readers without the Y Chromosome
Replies: 22
Views: 2926

Comic Book Readers without the Y Chromosome

There's not much of a choice here anymore. At one time we had six comic stores in the Hayward/San Leandro area. But over the last few years, with the collapse of the comics industry, and then the collapse of the CCG industry, they've been slipping away, one by one. Just like the old-fashioned gaming...
by Maelstrom
Tue Aug 16, 2005 10:02 pm
Forum: The Danger Room
Topic: Schiavo autopsy finally released... (the new religion thread?)
Replies: 324
Views: 31016

Schiavo autopsy finally released... (the new religion thread?)

[quote] Originally posted by eroz In Greece 90% of the population is Orthodox Christian, and still the Church doesn’t have that kind of influence on the people. .... So how can that happen in the US that is a lot less homogenous? [/quote] I have the nasty feeling that the reason the fundies go after...
by Maelstrom
Tue Aug 16, 2005 5:44 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Antics
Topic: First Computer ?
Replies: 13
Views: 2479

First Computer ?

My first computer, for my very very own, was a 386 WinTel clone, bought for me when I was in college (1989 or so), with a B+W 13" monitor. Though I was using the Macs in the college labs, I was getting mighty tired of the business lab computers having viruses on them that screwed up all my work. (St...
by Maelstrom
Mon Aug 15, 2005 7:20 pm
Forum: The Danger Room
Topic: Schiavo autopsy finally released... (the new religion thread?)
Replies: 324
Views: 31016

Schiavo autopsy finally released... (the new religion thread?)

Michael Savage (of "Savage Nation") has kind of a love-hate relationship with the Bay Area. He's constantly slinging right-wing flame of one kind or another, generating controversy that in turn generates sales for your average radio station. But, invariably, after a year or two, Mikey oversteps his ...
by Maelstrom
Fri Aug 12, 2005 4:18 pm
Forum: Fan Creations
Topic: Cartoons about Kurt as a kid
Replies: 253
Views: 183210

Cartoons about Kurt as a kid

Originally posted by Lysistrata If you ask me, the Marvel writers have serious issues with their mothers. All Marvel Moms are evil, dead, or both. Oh, I don't know... I seem to recall that Jean, Piotr, and Kitty had prefectly decent parents and family units. (Okay, so Kitty's parents wound up divor...
by Maelstrom
Thu Aug 11, 2005 4:54 pm
Forum: Nightcrawler
Topic: Nightscrawlers' Response to Marvel
Replies: 65
Views: 13707

Nightscrawlers' Response to Marvel

I did something that might get me in a little hot water, but, hey, controversy is good for the soul sometimes. When I finished up Sinister Designs on FF.Net, I gave a quick spiel about goings on in front of the story, about a couple paragraphs worth of text. I figure that if people enjoy my stuff on...
by Maelstrom
Wed Aug 10, 2005 9:33 pm
Forum: Fan Creations
Topic: A new X2 fic: Sinister Designs (PG13 - R for adult situatio
Replies: 55
Views: 10125

A new X2 fic: Sinister Designs (PG13 - R for adult situatio

It's been a long time getting this done, and I appreciate everyone for putting up with this quirky schedule. :) Sinister Designs: Epilogue As difficult as that night had been, the coming day wasn't much better. The NSA came down literally fifteen minutes after Xavier spoke with Ororo. Not the FBI, n...
by Maelstrom
Wed Aug 10, 2005 5:02 pm
Forum: Nightcrawler
Topic: Nightscrawlers' Response to Marvel
Replies: 65
Views: 13707

Nightscrawlers' Response to Marvel

Petition signed, and I've gone ahead and penned my own personal letter to all of the "big four" listed there. I really apprecialte having the names and addresses, Zam. :) Having a physical letter in their hands will be a reminder that's difficult to ignore. If I went to any other boards, I'd put tha...
by Maelstrom
Mon Aug 01, 2005 4:53 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Antics
Topic: Terrorist Attack in London
Replies: 15
Views: 1609

Terrorist Attack in London

Over the past week I've spent away from the board, I found out that the poor brazillian guy who was shot had been living in Britian for several years, which meant he should have known better than to bolt as he did... Had me wondering for the longest time just why he ran and made himself look guilty....
by Maelstrom
Mon Aug 01, 2005 3:35 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Antics
Topic: The Collection Thread
Replies: 7
Views: 1124

The Collection Thread

I'm kinda with Bamfette: I have a collection of dragons. .... well.... maybe collection isn't strong enough of a word.... My friends told me long ago that I crossed the border from "collection" into "shrine". My dragons are literally all over the house, lining an entire wall of shelves, residing in ...
by Maelstrom
Mon Aug 01, 2005 3:32 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Antics
Topic: I'm getting hitched on Sunday (now with pics!)
Replies: 15
Views: 1867

I'm getting hitched on Sunday (now with pics!)

BF, I hope that everything went well for you yesterday. By now, I also hope you're sitting on a beach somewhere, sipping a mai-tai with your new hubbie. ;) After all the excitement (and just plain stress) of a wedding, a honeymoon is pretty much MANDATORY, IMHO.
by Maelstrom
Mon Aug 01, 2005 3:01 pm
Forum: Archived Announcements
Topic: Thank you Card for Karl-XMB
Replies: 14
Views: 3647

Thank you Card for Karl-XMB

Much, much appreciated, Karl. Welcome to the family! :tail
by Maelstrom
Fri Jul 08, 2005 5:08 pm
Forum: Marvel Comics
Topic: FF is turning out to be less than fantastic....
Replies: 12
Views: 3262

FF is turning out to be less than fantastic....

:shame *sigh* Well, it's official; on RottenTomatoes.com, Fantastic Four has a 21% approval rating. That's pretty damn damning. Apparently, they got this sucker so wrong that critics and bloggers are thumbing their noses en-masse. (And given all the behind the scenes crap that's been going on with X...
by Maelstrom
Thu Jul 07, 2005 10:00 pm
Forum: Comics on Screen
Topic: No nightcrawler in xmen 3
Replies: 78
Views: 18411

No nightcrawler in xmen 3

TEN?! TEN more characters?? :shocked Good Lord, they won't have time to properly introduce ANYONE! BLue, can you give me your source? I can't believe they're going to bring in TEN....
by Maelstrom
Wed Jul 06, 2005 11:10 pm
Forum: Nightcrawler
Topic: The Darick is spelled with one R thread
Replies: 18
Views: 2326

The Darick is spelled with one R thread

Could be a "keyboard stutter". Or maybe for the same reason they spell my married name, Dickinson, as: Dickenson Dickinsen Dickensen (I won't even go into what the title company did, even when we sent them the correct spelling of my name. Let's just say we had to initial over 100 changes in the docu...
by Maelstrom
Wed Jul 06, 2005 8:02 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Antics
Topic: Bamfmobile mark II!
Replies: 6
Views: 927

Bamfmobile mark II!

They kind of screw you with specialized plates in Europe. In California, mine ran me about twice as much as normal. (You're getting a good deal, there, Slarti!) For my motorcycle plate, I had a hard time trying to find some way to say "dragon", as most of the versions of it were taken. Finally settl...
by Maelstrom
Wed Jul 06, 2005 7:27 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Antics
Topic: So ya wanna be an evil clown?
Replies: 4
Views: 1041

So ya wanna be an evil clown?

:eeevil Oh, I liiiikkkeeee...... (Wasn't able to see the evil Clown Chia Pet, tho: link was busted.) And to go along with it, once you become an evil clown, you'll probably start having to associate with evil overloards, maybe even have that lucrative "evil fool" or "assasin" position. In which case...
by Maelstrom
Wed Jul 06, 2005 4:25 pm
Forum: Comics on Screen
Topic: X3 Director and Production
Replies: 73
Views: 14684

X3 Director and Production

Originally posted by bluefooted ... fans of Angel, Gambit, Beast, and even Stacey X deserve their chance at happiness too, I guess... maybe :( I think that's what makes me the most angry about this. Those fans *do* deserve to see their characters, of course... but they also deserve much better than...
by Maelstrom
Wed Jul 06, 2005 4:15 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Antics
Topic: Bomb threat!
Replies: 7
Views: 1596

Bomb threat!

Oh, yes, they put you in jail... for a very, very long time.... Note that these bomb threats happened before 9/11, and the FBI would still grab your happy little ass, lock it in a room, and "misplace" the key for several months while they interrogated the hell out of you, just to make sure you aren'...