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Random Rants OA - I Have 71 Problems, But This Thread Ain't One

Discussion in 'Picture Threads Archive' started by Arakhor, Feb 19, 2018.

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  1. Valka D'Ur

    Valka D'Ur Hosting Iron Pen in A&E Retired Moderator

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    Lord Soth.

    The image Arakhor posted depicts one of the events of Dragons of Spring Dawning.
     
  2. Hygro

    Hygro soundcloud.com/hygro/

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    Guys, that Lich isn't even Soth. "Under his armor, he is a corpse of some sort, with very dark gray to almost black skin,"
    Even more damning "He will never ambush an opponent from behind, nor does he strike before his enemy can ready his weapon." Let's be real, the crown holder was seconds away from a shanking by that sworded Lich.

    I shall name him King Lichly the Undeadliest.
     
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  3. Valka D'Ur

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    Soth wasn't after Tanis. And you should realize that paintings and illustrations don't always follow the exact sequence of events.

    Keep in mind that Dragonlance began as a TSR project to do a series of 12 modules featuring various chromatic and metallic dragons, and the novels came a bit later. Lord Soth proved to be one of the more interesting villains. Dragonlance is one of the better series in that most of their villains aren't evil just for the sake of being evil.

    There's a Dragonlance thread down in A&E if anyone wants to debate/argue further...
     
  4. Hygro

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    And behold, for King Lichly the Undeadliest struck down Tanis in manic glee for the shiny shiny that was the Crown, and place it atop his own crown, for two crowns are greater than one crown.
     
  5. Takhisis

    Takhisis april's fool

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    My rants: Gastroenteritis!

    And the fact that I'm now reading all of Hygro's posts in the same voice in my mind as Xykon.
     
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    You went full Takhitty. You should never go full Takhitty.
     
  7. Valka D'Ur

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    As I said, there's a Dragonlance thread in A&E. :huh:
     
  8. Commodore

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    Not really a rant, but I had nowhere else to put this and I don't think this is worthy of a thread on its own:

    Looks like Disney and EA are headed for a legal showdown over the Battlefront 2 controversy. Rumor has it that Disney is looking to pull the exclusive rights to develop Star Wars games from EA and are in talks with both Activision and Ubisoft about potentially developing new Star Wars games. Here's the problem with that though: Disney, while the owners of the Star Wars IP, is still under contract with EA. And apparently that contract does not allow Disney to pull the exclusive license from EA unless certain standards are not being met.

    So if Disney does decide to pull the license from EA, they are certainly going to cite this clause of their contract in order to do it. Now we all know EA is, of course, going to contest Disney's claim, which could lead to a massive court battle between the two. My guess is EA would lose hard, because while they may be a giant in the video game industry, they are nothing compared to the media empire that is Disney. Either way, should be an interesting story to follow, especially for Star Wars fans.
     
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    Sommerswerd I never yielded

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    In Warcraft III, certainly...
     
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    It's funny to me how we can somewhat rightly assume the bigger corporation will succeed in a legal dual just because it's bigger.
    Actually that's a rant in and of itself.

    And I would be interested to know what the terms of that contract are. If it is based on sales then maybe Disney does have a case.
     
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    I have frequently noticed that the cover illustrations on the obscure sci-fi and fantasy books I read have absolutely no relationship to what's written in the books.
     
  12. Gori the Grey

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  13. Valka D'Ur

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    Same with the cover blurbs. The blurb for Young Rissa refers to Rissa as "genetically enhanced" or "genetically modified" or somesuch (I don't have a copy in front of me right now). Rissa isn't one of the characters in the book who has any special genetic traits - it's the Hulzein women who do (they procreate by parthenogenesis).

    And I noticed a foreign edition of one of the Darkover novels with the same front cover art as Jo Clayton's novel The Snares of Ibex. The Darkover series and the Diadem series were written by two different people and have nothing whatsoever in common.
     
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    Dangit, I need a copy of that game.
     
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    At first I thought that said "Young Russia" and I did a double take. Although, that would be a good name for a band. Do you play bass? :p
     
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    My fingers have been acting up lately. There's this joint pain in my fingers that has been troubling me for many years. Not arthritis, don't know what the hell it is, neither do my doc. Anyway, last couple of years it's been very manageable. But before that it was worse and it was very handicapping for a spell of a few years. Typing on a keyboard was right out, unless it was very short texts. I really don't want to go back to that so I'm hoping it's just a temporary flare up of some kind.
     
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    Omg human body can be such a scumbag sometimes
     
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    Yeah, no, Snerk lacks the appropriate chromosome to make the first part apply.
     
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    For now...

     
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