META: Open Thread

Today's shaping up to be pretty busy on the Main Job, so I wanted to open this up for you all to talk about whatever you like.

Have you seen the new Avengers and Spider-Man movie trailers? They look pretty awesome!

But hey, whatever you all want to discuss, go for it.

37 Responses to META: Open Thread

  1. Avatar Kaylin88100 says:

    Hey guys, shall we have a mini-contest? Any theme suggestions?

  2. Avatar Dionne Jinn says:

    Have you seen this? The lyrics are hilarious…

  3. Avatar McKnight57 says:

    I’m actually about to open the reviews back up and step out of the bounds of DC. I’m currently writing the reviews for Marvel’s Scarlet Spider #2 (complete with summarized back story) and Image’s newest, Thief of Thieves. I’m also revising the list of DC reviews because I just won’t be able to read Deathstroke once Liefeld takes the reigns on both writing and illustrating.

    So far the ones that are up there are Detective Comics and Action Comics for this month. Enjoy! For the link, just click on the name up there.

  4. Avatar Debochira says:

    Who would win? Gandalf or Obi-Wan Kenobi? I’ve been waiting for weeks to ask that on an open thread lol

  5. Avatar McKnight57 says:

    Debochira:
    Who would win? Gandalf or Obi-Wan Kenobi? I’ve been waiting for weeks to ask that on an open thread lol

    I don’t know much about LOTR, so I guess I’d call it either a stalemate or Obi-Wan by a slim margin. Gandalf the Grey was pretty cool, but Gandalf the White was a badass by the end of the trilogy. Likewise, young Obi-Wan was fairly powerful, especially since he was the one who had to train Anakin. During Clone Wars and all that, he was ridiculous. I figure that Gandalf needs his staff to really be all that powerful, all Obi-Wan needs is the Force, which ain’t going away any time soon. So, yeah, I give it to Obi-Wan Kenobi.

  6. Avatar Tarkabarka says:

    Debochira:
    Who would win? Gandalf or Obi-Wan Kenobi? I’ve been waiting for weeks to ask that on an open thread lol

    Sorry but when i see your post my first thinking this picture.

    http://roflrazzi.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/7ed6ce1c-2c3a-4a15-a194-85a922f5d037.jpg

  7. Avatar McKnight57 says:

    Tarkabarka: Sorry but when i see your post my first thinking this picture.

    http://roflrazzi.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/7ed6ce1c-2c3a-4a15-a194-85a922f5d037.jpg

    Yeah, that’s pretty much what I was thinking too.

  8. Avatar Dionne Jinn says:

    Tarkabarka: Sorry but when i see your post my first thinking this picture.

    http://roflrazzi.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/7ed6ce1c-2c3a-4a15-a194-85a922f5d037.jpg

    “This isn’t the One Ring you are looking for…” (Kenobi wins)

  9. Avatar Zaheelee says:

    Has anyone seen the movie “Chronicle”? It is probably one of my new favorite sci-fi movies!
    Also, STAR WARS IS COMING OUT TOMORROW! I think I will have some kind of nerd attack when I see it in 3D 😀

  10. Avatar McKnight57 says:

    Zaheelee:
    Has anyone seen the movie “Chronicle”? It is probably one of my new favorite sci-fi movies!
    Also, STAR WARS IS COMING OUT TOMORROW!I think I will have some kind of nerd attack when I see it in 3D

    I wouldn’t recommend it. Jar Jar Binks will just be more annoying in 3D. With the arguable exception of Avatar, I’ve never seen a movie that was better in 3D.

  11. Avatar CKnap says:

    If you guys could choose one new body type to have added to HM3 what would it be. Something other than normal, maybe a werewolf, a new brutish type. Any thoughts?

  12. Avatar Lordgrimm01 says:

    McKnight57:
    I’m also revising the list of DC reviews because I just won’t be able to read Deathstroke once Liefeld takes the reigns on both writing and illustrating.

    NNNNNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  13. Avatar TOOL says:

    Hey everyone, I haven’t been on in a few days and may not be for a few more. I wanted to let you guys know that yesterday afternoon my father went out on a fishing trip and didn’t make it back. It looks as if he may of drowned. Please keep me and my family in your prayers or thoughts according to your beliefs. If you want more info look to http://www.ktbs.com/news/30416718/detail.html

    Thanks to everyone who has been a friend to me since I have been on this site.

  14. Avatar Syntax says:

    Debochira:
    Who would win? Gandalf or Obi-Wan Kenobi?

    When Obi-Wan died, he became a ghostly mentor to Luke. Still cool, but still a ghost. When Gandalf died, he became Gandalf the White, an equally awesome mage.

    Both are cool old guys, but I’ll stick with the guy who can come back from the dead like it ain’t no thing.

  15. Avatar Syntax says:

    On another note completely, I wanted to get a critique of a picture I made for the winter-y holiday contest. Any thoughts?

    http://i.imgur.com/L0E9E.jpg

  16. Avatar dblade says:

    TOOL:
    Hey everyone, I haven’t been on in a few days and may not be for a few more.I wanted to let you guys know that yesterday afternoon my father went out on a fishing trip and didn’t make it back.It looks as if he may of drowned.Please keep me and my family in your prayers or thoughts according to your beliefs.If you want more info look to http://www.ktbs.com/news/30416718/detail.html

    Thanks to everyone who has been a friend to me since I have been on this site.

    I’m very sorry to hear this, Tool. I will keep you and your father in my thoughts.

  17. Avatar Myro says:

    TOOL:
    Hey everyone, I haven’t been on in a few days and may not be for a few more.I wanted to let you guys know that yesterday afternoon my father went out on a fishing trip and didn’t make it back.It looks as if he may of drowned.Please keep me and my family in your prayers or thoughts according to your beliefs.If you want more info look to http://www.ktbs.com/news/30416718/detail.html

    Thanks to everyone who has been a friend to me since I have been on this site.

    I’m not a very spiritual person myself, but I’m definitely hoping for the best regarding your father, Tool. I wish you and your family well.

  18. Avatar Jeff Hebert says:

    Oh my gosh, Tool, that’s horrible … I hope they find him healthy and alive soon. I can’t imagine how hard this must be for you all.

  19. Avatar Lordgrimm01 says:

    TOOL:
    Hey everyone, I haven’t been on in a few days and may not be for a few more.I wanted to let you guys know that yesterday afternoon my father went out on a fishing trip and didn’t make it back.It looks as if he may of drowned.Please keep me and my family in your prayers or thoughts according to your beliefs.If you want more info look to http://www.ktbs.com/news/30416718/detail.html

    Thanks to everyone who has been a friend to me since I have been on this site.

    Tool, definitely in my thoughts right now

  20. Avatar Dionne Jinn says:

    TOOL:
    Hey everyone, I haven’t been on in a few days and may not be for a few more.I wanted to let you guys know that yesterday afternoon my father went out on a fishing trip and didn’t make it back.It looks as if he may of drowned.Please keep me and my family in your prayers or thoughts according to your beliefs.If you want more info look to http://www.ktbs.com/news/30416718/detail.html

    Thanks to everyone who has been a friend to me since I have been on this site.

    Hugs to you and your whole family. I hope it all turns well again and they find him.

  21. Avatar TOOL says:

    Thanks guys and gals, it means a lot to me to have your support. This site and people are more to me than a hobby place or a few acquaintances. It’s not looking good but I hope he turns up alive. Trying to hold it together on my end and work with what I have control of till I hear more info and figure out what I can do. We live a long ways apart from each other and he was even farther out in Louisiana when it happened.

  22. Avatar McKnight57 says:

    CKnap:
    If you guys could choose one new body type to have added to HM3 what would it be. Something other than normal, maybe a werewolf, a new brutish type. Any thoughts?

    I’m gonna go ahead and second that, because frankly it’s just an awesome idea.

  23. Avatar McKnight57 says:

    TOOL:
    Hey everyone, I haven’t been on in a few days and may not be for a few more.I wanted to let you guys know that yesterday afternoon my father went out on a fishing trip and didn’t make it back.It looks as if he may of drowned.Please keep me and my family in your prayers or thoughts according to your beliefs.If you want more info look to http://www.ktbs.com/news/30416718/detail.html

    Thanks to everyone who has been a friend to me since I have been on this site.

    I really hope he’s fine. He may just be in the nearest hospital, at worst. It’s probably not QUITE as bad as it seems right now. Here’s to hoping anyway.

  24. Avatar McKnight57 says:

    Lordgrimm01: NNNNNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    Yeah, my thoughts exactly. Unfortunately he’s not stopping there. Grifter and Savage Hawkman are his to royally screw up as well.

  25. Avatar FRM says:

    TOOL:
    Hey everyone, I haven’t been on in a few days and may not be for a few more.I wanted to let you guys know that yesterday afternoon my father went out on a fishing trip and didn’t make it back.It looks as if he may of drowned.Please keep me and my family in your prayers or thoughts according to your beliefs.If you want more info look to http://www.ktbs.com/news/30416718/detail.html

    Thanks to everyone who has been a friend to me since I have been on this site.

    sorry to hear that. i’m sure it’ll all turn out well! 🙂

  26. Avatar McKnight57 says:

    For all those of you that seem to be reading the reviews, please let me know which new comics I should review next. You can let me know here or in a comment on the reviews page. Any and all feedback is appreciated, just keep it constructive please. http://mcknightsreview.blogspot.com/

  27. Avatar Corran Horn says:

    Dionne Jinn:
    Have you seen this? The lyrics are hilarious…



    I’m Corran Horn and this is my favorite post in this thread.

    And TOOL, I hope everything works out for you man.

  28. Kaylin88100

    I’m still trying to come up with designs for CC 82. ;9

    Dionne Jinn

    That was pretty good. I’ve never played “Mass Effect.”

    Debochira

    It seems that Gandalf either takes that extra half second to decide what to use, sometimes longer to build power. Obi-Wan’s mastery of the force is more fluid. He often acts first and his reactions are even quicker. But then, Gandalf came back from the dead… Toe-to-toe, I’d say Obi-Wan.

    CKnap

    I would like more mech body types. I’ve been dabbling with Inkscape and trying to convince a tweener artist to draw some for Jeff to review.

    Syntax

    I really like the bewildered look on his face, especially the “blobs” for eyes. The tissue paper is a great touch. All around good design.

    TOOL

    I really don’t have an expression that best suits. Thoughts of safety; hope for the best.

    Definitely will see “Avengers” because I dig Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark / Iron Man. Yet another actor for The Hulk? Make up your minds! Still not sold on Samuel Jackson as Nick Fury (yeah, yeah… alternate universe, blah, blah).

    Think I’ll pass on “The Amazing Spider-Man.” Dennis Leary is a good but limited actor. This isn’t his kind of movie. I want to punch the kid playing Peter Parker in the face. At least, so far, he’s only fighting one villain! They’ll need Kraven, Magneto, or the Shocker and bring back Tobey Maguire for the next movie.

  29. Avatar Dan says:

    TOOL:
    Hey everyone, I haven’t been on in a few days and may not be for a few more.I wanted to let you guys know that yesterday afternoon my father went out on a fishing trip and didn’t make it back.It looks as if he may of drowned.Please keep me and my family in your prayers or thoughts according to your beliefs.If you want more info look to http://www.ktbs.com/news/30416718/detail.html

    Thanks to everyone who has been a friend to me since I have been on this site.

    Tool, I really hope everything will be ok with you and your family.

  30. ams ams says:

    Tool, hope everything comes out okay. Our thoughts are with you and your family.

    Jeff, what happened to the blog? No more pics? Can’t get on the new forum?

  31. Avatar Jeff Hebert says:

    ams, I updated the theme earlier and it caused some havoc. It should be back to normal now, at least it is for me.

  32. Avatar Malfar says:

    Tool, I hope everything will be good.

  33. Avatar Lordgrimm01 says:

    McKnight57: Yeah, my thoughts exactly. Unfortunately he’s not stopping there. Grifter and Savage Hawkman are his to royally screw up as well.

    Lordgrimm01: NNNNNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  34. Avatar Herr D says:

    1. New handle from old nickname I had in BDR: Herr Durchblick [Mr. Insight]
    2. Tool: GL-[silent prayer]-GB.
    3. Syntax: mmmmm-you might consider masking some of the muscle definition to help him look younger; I usually use insignia’s simple shapes in multiples for masking, but for long curves you might try braids–just use object with all 3 colors same and tweak scaling and rotation for best fit.
    4. Debochira: YIKES. Poss 1: G & OWK square off, study each other for a moment, G wanders off for a spellbook while OWK deserts to Tatooine. Poss 2: They square off for a long moment, G preps a HUGE spell while OWK uses the force to lift a huge object, and all at once they both attack YOU for setting two good guys against each other.

  35. Avatar Trekkie says:

    I hope it works out well for you and you family, Tool.

    And, I’ve just watched the Avengers trailer, and I’m even more excited about this movie than before. Hopefully this time I’ll actually watch it at the cinema instead of getting the DVD much later.

  36. Avatar Tarkabarka says:

    TOOL:
    Hey everyone, I haven’t been on in a few days and may not be for a few more.I wanted to let you guys know that yesterday afternoon my father went out on a fishing trip and didn’t make it back.It looks as if he may of drowned.Please keep me and my family in your prayers or thoughts according to your beliefs.If you want more info look to http://www.ktbs.com/news/30416718/detail.html

    Thanks to everyone who has been a friend to me since I have been on this site.

    My thoughts are with you and your family. I pray for find him. Always hope to the things turn better.