My dude, you are one of my favorite artists for pones. But I must ask, what's your opinion on the 8t edition stuff that's coming out so far? It's kinda making me want to pick up the hobby again.
First of all, thank you so much for your compliment! As for everyone of those words I get I snort up like warp dust and embrace myself in the high
I THOUGHT NOBODY WOULD EVER ASK!!!
SO! FIRST OF ALL! I’m loving what GW has been advertising about 8th
Mostly they got off their fucking seats, took all the bullshit everyone has been bitching about and done something about it.
They took a fucking unreasonably complex rulebook, and simplified all the things nobody gave two shit about. Essentially they are trying to shorten a game that takes already too long to bloody play. Thank the Emperor!
For me the most important thing is they improved a very flawed melee combat mechanism
Are you sick of dropping you big scary flying space marines from the sky only having to only land next to your enemy while having to wait a whole turn of being shot to pieces before doing anything? are you sick of your Khorne berserkers having literally no means to bring them to the enemy and actually shedding blood for the blood god?
Now with 8th edition that ain’t a muthafucking problem. No longer is melee inferior as everyone learn to stop pussyfooting around and get into the fucking fray. Drop pods, teleportation, transportation is all you need as you can get in that tight ass firing line and fuck em as you can assault the moment your squad is on the field and not fucking wait for a weed-smoke brake.
-formation is out which was such a horrible aspect of the game anyways -Tyranids went from being absolute crap to fucking frighting -Template weapons are resolved on 1d6 rather using pie template, which removes the need to space your models 3 inches everywhere you go. -mobs are excellent now! Bring out your massive imperial guard army to hold the line! (bring your favorite commissar to make sure they do!) -Any weapons can hurt tanks now! you can blow up a landraider with lasguns!… it’s just gonna take you a few hundred shot to pull it off! -the list goes on and I’m close to getting bored writing my opinion -too broke to pay another hundred dollars for the new rule book? suppository it will be free! -whats unbeatable is beatable, and what’s terrible is now very playable
All in all, by the sound of it, no longer will buying the new shiny model whenever they come out is an autowin. Also it looks like you may have a fighting chance even if you are not a space marine or A DICKHEAD ELDAR. Old models and less updated armies are now becoming more viable choice!
The only real complaint I have is the new superior breed to a already supposedly perfect space marine… realistically they are not in any way different than the current ones except that they are maybe a head taller. They look cool as all hell, but I feel like they have little reasons to be in the lore, however I feel overtime, people will accept these as other models overtime like the centurions or Imperial Knights.
Before I disclose anything, I must mention these are just rules and aspect of the newgame as GW have been cock teasing with a page of rules and lore everyday, but the full game has yet to be released. It could be good, but there could be much flaws that has yet to be seen.
I’ll leave it to that until we get to see the full deal, anyways…
UNTIL NEXT TIME CITIZEN!!! I SHAALL RETUUUURN WITH SNAAACKS!!! *sucks back into the warp*
headcanon that everyone in the DEO is pissed off at Supergirl for risking her neck to save Lena.
But not because she saved a Luthor, but because she made Alex and Winn so worried they both called out Kara several times, meaning that all officers in the vicinity had to sign the confidentiality agreements and go through a mandatory meeting and training session about Kara/Supergirl/protecting her identity and all of that. It’s an HR nightmare. They’re dealing with it for weeks.
They’re pissed off because Kara being Supergirl was the biggest ‘don’t ask don’t tell’ of the DEO. Like, it’s an organisation of elite agents, of course they knew that Agent Danvers’ younger sister is Supergirl, have you seen how over-protective that bitch is at the best of times? They just never ever wanted to sit through all the mandatory bullshit. Everyone was happy pretending they didn’t know, and constantly ignored all of Supergirl’s and Alex’s almost slip-ups, and ignored Kara when they saw her in public and she’d accidentally say hi to them because she’d forget momentarily that she wasn’t supposed to know them as Kara.
steve is cocky sometimes. steve is in fact cocky to the point of near-suicidal recklessness (mr. Parachutes Are a Formality, “on va voir [removes helmet before a fight just to Prove A Point]”). rhodey is proud to be war machine (WARMACHINEROX, hey everyone!! gather round to listen to my war machine story BOOM). pepper is confident in her capability to tell people what to do. as of cap 3 clint is fucking MASTERFUL at pointing fingers. wanda has no issue eventually being basically like “you know what people around me are wrong.” neither does steve by the way
but yeah!! sure!! tony’s the ONLY ONE IN THIS TEAM whose ~ego is a noteworthy characteristic. tony’s the ONLY ONE who should have his ego targeted in any situation. the ONLY ONE whose Ego ever did A Thing in his life ever. the ONLY ONE, EVER, IN ALL MOVIES
honestly, my favourite tony trope is him surviving so much bullshit that everyone starts to believe that he's actually immortal. Villains start just giving up on actually killing him, and either incapacitate him or make sure he's unavailable when they start the fight. Some of the more egotistical ones go out of their way to try. There's many conspiracy theories about him, and how it's possible that he's survived. One of his favourite pastimes is reading the more outlandish ones. (Tree)
Listen. It’s common knowledge among the villains of the world. If you’re anywhere close to being a professional Badguy, then you’ve heard the stories. You know the rumours.
Tony Stark Does Not Die. So for God’s sake, do not be stupid enough to try.
Some of the newbies, they ask. They wonder why no-one tries to shoot a fatal hit, why they never even bother to go for Iron Man.
The older, more weary villains just roll their eyes and mutter “don’t wanna waste my firepower. Save your shots for the ones that will actually stay dead, kid,”
“That asshole crawled out of a cave with a hole in his chest and still managed to kick everyone’s ass,” someone pipes up moodily from the corner.
There’s a sudden bang as a hand slaps on the counter, and the newbie turns to see another grim-looking villain.“I once shot straight through him. Laser right through the stomach. You know what that piece of shit did?” The guy gestures to his lack of foot. “He Goddamn turned around and shot my leg off! and then he just sort of looked down and shrugged at his own fatal wound. He told me I had it worse, and that he was ‘sorry’. Who even does that?”
“I crushed him,” says another, “he just buried out the other way and then caught me a day later. It took me years to get out of prison.”
“I planted a virus in his suit while he was thousands of miles above sea, and not only did he defend it, but he traced my source and sent it back. Thousands and thousands of dollar’s worth of tech, gone,” someone shouts miserably from across the room. “He didn’t even have a fucking keyboard! Every line of code was verbal! He spoke and memorised those lines faster than I could type them, and I goddamn invented the thing!”
A bottle of… something, flies across the room. Obviously everyone is very bitter about this.
The newbie, because they’re always like this at the start; over-confident and stiflingly cocky, puffs their chest and looks them all in the eye. “you just haven’t been thinking about it hard enough. I’ll kill him. Just watch.”
Everyone descends into hysterical laughter. Someone is crying. No one in the room is Okay.
“Whatever you say, whatever you think or plan, he’s one step ahead. Don’t, for your sake, please. Take Thor. Or Cap. Or maybe the Widow, if you’re feeling brave? But just… don’t waste your time with him. Try and keep him away, instead. That’s all we can ask for,” says someone next to her, obviously taking pity.
“He might be smart, but he’ll have no idea what’s coming when I step on the scene!” Newbie growls. “Listen-”
A few miles across, Tony Stark listens to the whole conversation via a bug he planted in the known Villain Hiding-Spot, and smiles smugly.
“Damn straight,” he mutters, before calling in the rest of the Avengers to gloat.
Before anyone tries to jump down my throat about being a stupid SJW who only cares about the race angle, I would first like to point out that I enjoyed the hell out of Daredevil, another Marvel Netflix show starring a white man practicing Asian martial arts. It’s all in the execution, guys. And the execution here is garbage.
Let’s start with the martial arts. For the love of fuck, if you just HAVE to get a generic white man to play the lead, the least you could do was get one who was good at traditional martial arts. There are a lot of them. Charlie Cox, one Netflix recommendation over, pulls off some of the best fight scenes I have ever seen in a TV show (also, the man can act, so that helps too). Last month, I watched a red-belt student of mine in a local production of Macbeth. At twelve, that kid has more talent (in the acting and martial arts departments) than this Finn Jones tool.
Jessica Henwick’s form is nothing to write home about but at least she’s better than Jones. And both our action heroes would benefit greatly from some less shitty fight choreography and editing. (Guys, just adding loud ‘swoosh’ sound effects isn’t going to trick me into thinking the sword is swinging faster. I can see it).
To add insult to injury, the show condescendingly tries to make me believe that this pasty-ass piece of mediocrity is a better martial artist than Colleen Wing?? Just has him casually trounce her in her own dojo. With those wibbly-wobbly stances, son? I don’t think so. This is not real life, nor is it good fiction. This is some flabby-ass white guy’s jerk-off fantasy of being super awesome and showing up the hot Asian chick without any understanding martial arts whatsoever.
The acting in this show ranges from serviceable to painfully inept (lookin’ at you Meachum Jr. or whatever the fuck your name is, I’ll have forgotten your whole existence by tomorrow for all the impression you leave). Even the competent performances in this show only serve to remind me of more interesting characters from Netflix’s other Marvel shows. For example, Jessica Stroup’s acting is similar to Deborah Ann Woll’s performance as Karen Page, only serving to remind me that Karen Page alone is a more interesting character with more compelling scenes than half the cast of Iron Fist put together.
I will say that Colleen Wing is quite appealing and I applaud Henwick for making her both tough and charming, not an easy line to walk. If I wanted to be mean, I could point out that she is essentially just a Claire Temple 2.0 in terms of her temperament and her role as shelter and support to the Main White Guy at the point of her introduction. But I don’t actually want to pick on Colleen. She’s cute and I like her.
Now, back to being mean: STOP trying to make white characters look cool by having them speak Chinese (or any language they can’t speak for that matter, though I feel Mandarin generally gets a special kind of mangling for the crime of being a tonal language). It doesn’t sound cool. I hate to have to be the one to tell you this, guys. It makes you sound like a fucking idiot. Okay, sure, maybe you succeeded in making your white English-speaking audience think, ‘yeah, that’s really cool, he must be super smart and badass, I want to be like that.’ But White people, I am telling you this for your own good: you don’t want to be like that. Because as cool as that butchered-ass Mandarin may sound to you, it’s like a band-saw to my eardrums. It brings everything to a cringing, teeth-grinding halt in the middle of what might otherwise be a perfectly good scene. Remember when Wilson Fisk had a conversation with Madame Gao in ‘Mandarin’? That was the worst part of Netflix’s Daredevil. Worse, it made me embarrassed for an actor I greatly admire. So, to whoever decided it was a great idea to have Wilson Fisk show off his Mandarin, thanks dickhead. You wrecked an entire scene for my favorite Marvel villain.
Oh yeah, and if any of you want to try to tell me I don’t know what I’m talking about, fucking come at me bro. I have a black belt and 10+ years of training in traditional martial arts. I am a Chinese-American woman, proficient in Japanese and Mandarin, and I double majored in East Asian History and Buddhist studies.
Oh, did I mention that our protagonist keeps condescendingly spouting mystical pseudo-Buddhist bullshit to everyone he meets? And then throws temper tantrums when they (shock!) don’t take him seriously? God, I hate this show.
If I want to see better acting, I can go see a middle school play. If I want to see better fighting, I can go to the dojo and watch my seven-year-old green belts spar. If I want to hear Buddhist philosophy mangled by self-impressed white people, I can go to the yoga studio next door.
Its fucked up and unfair. And he is talking about equality. Bullshit. Everyone should have a chance to buy a ticket without this ridiculous stress bc the amount of them is so limited.
Sorry friend. You are wrong. (also social equality =/= concert ticket equality, get over yourself)
If Harry wants to have his first tour as a solo artist be in intimate venues after years of playing to crazy capacity impersonal stadiums, then he has every right to do that. It’s his concert, it’s his tour. It’s just as much about his experience as yours. You aren’t guaranteed or entitled to a ticket. You just have to try your best.