META: Traveling and Open Thread

I’m winging my way to New York City today for a conference, so the Pop Quiz will remain open until this evening when I am safely ensconced in my hotel room and can get to judging. Behave yourselves!

Feel free to treat this as an open thread to discuss whatever you like.

30 thoughts on “META: Traveling and Open Thread

  1. Just wanted to say that HM has really picked up since the move from UGO. Lots of new “faces.” Welcome, all!

  2. Frevoli says:

    Anyone seen the Mr Freeze’s new look?

    http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120523170932/batman/images/thumb/0/0d/Mr._Freeze_-_New_52.jpg/585px-Mr._Freeze_-_New_52.jpg

    I like how they kept the domed helmet and the red googles, though I’m confused by the cryo-vest – evidently sleeves have no place in the new 52

    I’m also not too fond of the solo streak of hair. Maybe they thought it makes him look younger than if he was completely bald, but I think it’s silly – making him look like a cat in a pepe le pew cartoon.

  3. Vampyrist says:

    I don’t really like it, frevoli. I agree why does he not need sleeves, if he needs them to be removable, get some tech thing which can peel away like Electro had in the spectacular spiderman cartoon. That was awesome and would also work well with an ice character.

  4. McKnight57 says:

    Frevoli:
    Anyone seen the Mr Freeze’s new look?

    http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120523170932/batman/images/thumb/0/0d/Mr._Freeze_-_New_52.jpg/585px-Mr._Freeze_-_New_52.jpg

    I like how they kept the domed helmet and the red googles, though I’m confused by the cryo-vest – evidently sleeves have no place in the new 52

    I’m also not too fond of the solo streak of hair. Maybe they thought it makes him look younger than if he was completely bald, but I think it’s silly – making him look like a cat in a pepe le pew cartoon.

    Well, thankfully they explained the streak of hair as being the result of that liquid nitrogen explosion in Batman Annual. I also like the new direction they went in explaining the whole thing with his “wife”, Nora.

  5. FRM says:

    i like the no sleeves, but i cant understand why he has goggles. i mean, he’s got his glass helmet.

  6. Frevoli says:

    McKnight57: Well, thankfully they explained the streak of hair as being the result of that liquid nitrogen explosion in Batman Annual. I also like the new direction they went in explaining the whole thing with his “wife”, Nora.

    yeah, but what’s stopping him from just shaving that bit off? I think it just looks silly, as it is

    In regards to Nora’s treatment – it’s like they’ve removing the tragedy and just focusing more on the craziness. He’s got no real motive anymore

  7. logosgal says:

    I’ve been wondering for awhile and keep forgetting to ask: does anyone know why Chrome keeps asking if I want it to translate the HM3 page from Italian?

  8. TOOL says:

    @logosgal, that’s funny, I have never run into that problem, but I use firefox.

    So…Whats up everybody? I’m kinda on the fence about the new Mr. Freeze. Batman had lots of big enemies, mainly it was just the random criminal or mobster types I think though. I kinda liked Raj Al Ghul, or Two Face myself. So any other cool topics on anyones mind?

  9. Myro says:

    logosgal:
    I’ve been wondering for awhile and keep forgetting to ask: does anyone know why Chrome keeps asking if I want it to translate the HM3 page from Italian?

    Yeah, I did have that happen before, and a few other people using Chrome have said the same. For some reason, it stopped doing that for me. I’m not even sure what I did.

    Well, going to post my pic for the Soldier contest, and then get ready to go. Off to see a play tonight.

  10. logosgal says:

    Myro:Off to see a play tonight.

    Sounds fun! What play?

  11. Aaron says:

    logosgal:
    I’ve been wondering for awhile and keep forgetting to ask: does anyone know why Chrome keeps asking if I want it to translate the HM3 page from Italian?

    happens to me to

  12. logosgal says:

    TOOL:
    @logosgal, that’s funny, I have never run into that problem, but I use firefox.

    I didn’t think Firefox had a built-in translator like Chrome does? I’ve never run into this in Firefox (or any other browser), either. And I’m not saying it’s necessarily a bad thing or a problem, I’m more just curious where the heck Chrome gets the idea that the page is in Italian…

  13. McKnight57 says:

    Frevoli: yeah, but what’s stopping him from just shaving that bit off? I think it just looks silly, as it is

    In regards to Nora’s treatment – it’s like they’ve removing the tragedy and just focusing more on the craziness. He’s got no real motive anymore

    Probably the same thing that makes Donald Trump think that thing on his head makes him look younger.

  14. McKnight57 says:

    I don’t know about all of you but I’m chomping at the bit waiting for DC to reveal Joker’s new look. It’s been 8 issues since he got an actual facelift. Why are we waiting like this?

  15. ProwlerKnight says:

    Anybody else notice that his leg sort of molds into the object behind him? I mean yeah I know artists have a knack for fading out the details on the lower body of a character in a comic but thats usually when they aren’t this close to where its obvious, unless thats apart of his leggings in which case Mr. Freeze , I would get that growth looked at lol.

  16. FRM says:

    Victor Frieze aside, what do y’all think of my LOTR/D&D/Eragon series of characters?
    http://www.heromachine.com/forum/the-heromachine-art-gallery/frms-white-hole-of-hm3/page-11/

  17. Shiboreth says:

    logosgal:
    I’ve been wondering for awhile and keep forgetting to ask: does anyone know why Chrome keeps asking if I want it to translate the HM3 page from Italian?

    I have that happen ALL THE TIME! I don’t get it either, but it is hilarious.

  18. Shiboreth says:

    Frevoli:
    Anyone seen the Mr Freeze’s new look?

    http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120523170932/batman/images/thumb/0/0d/Mr._Freeze_-_New_52.jpg/585px-Mr._Freeze_-_New_52.jpg

    I like how they kept the domed helmet and the red googles, though I’m confused by the cryo-vest – evidently sleeves have no place in the new 52

    I’m also not too fond of the solo streak of hair. Maybe they thought it makes him look younger than if he was completely bald, but I think it’s silly – making him look like a cat in a pepe le pew cartoon.

    Wait, correct me if I’m wrong (and I don’t know very much at all about Mr. Freeze, so I could very easily be wrong), but I thought Mr. Freeze was in a cryo suit because he’d die otherwise. How come his arms are allowed to just hang out like that?

  19. Myro says:

    logosgal: Sounds fun! What play?

    Avenue Q. Super excited to see it. I’ve had the original Broadway soundtrack for years, and I know what it’s about, so no surprises when I see it (just in case you’ve heard about the play and are concerned that I won’t be prepared for the upcoming vulgarity). Anyway, it should be hilarious, and I’ve heard it stands up well compared to the original.

  20. dblade says:

    I’m going to use this free zone to test links. Trying to wean myself off the UGO forums.

    http://www.heromachine.com/wp-content/legacy/forum-image-uploads/dblade/2012/06/dblade_FaeShieldREVISED.jpg

  21. TOOL says:

    Anyone open for another open thread contest like we did last open thread?

  22. FRM says:

    TOOL:
    Anyone open for another open thread contest like we did last open thread?

    sure, if you have an idea!

  23. TOOL says:

    Well following the make shift rules we came up with last time the last PUP will be the judge, it just so happens thats me. For the theme of the contest I say how about making a duo. It can be a hero vs enemy, lovers, brothers, sisters, hero and sidekick, anything like that. Just make it where you have two characters that go well together. Backstory and background optional. Only one entry so make it count and you have till I get off work today which is midnight but I will most likely be off computer by 11:15 ish. The prize is Jeff will buy you a steak dinner, or an atta boy pat on the back with reputation points. Whichever comes to you first. Most importantly have fun!

  24. The Atomic Punk says:

    Duo Challenge: She bothering you?

  25. spidercow2012 says:

    logosgal: I’ve been wondering for awhile and keep forgetting to ask: does anyone know why Chrome keeps asking if I want it to translate the HM3 page from Italian?

    Just a guess based on zero research, but maybe Chrome thinks “heromachine” is an Italian word, possibly pronounced “HAY-ro-ma-KEEN-nay.” I gather that Italian words beginning with H are rare, and I don’t know if it would be voiced if it were there, but I’m taking my best guess. As is Chrome.

  26. Dan says:

    So did anyone see the Dark Knight Rises trailer from the MTV Movie awards yet? I’m starting to get excited for it, but I have a real bad feeling about a plot point that I think will happen.

  27. TOOL says:

    Well I am just now getting back and we have two entries so I have to say I will go with FRM, I like the over all design, I noticed a few places where certain items didn’t line up completely, but I am a bit OCD. Good job, and The Atomic Punk, sorry man you fit the requirements and I love your work but I didn’t really get it in this one?
    @Dan, I have seen the previews for the new batman, I am not sure about the way bane looks but I will still go see the movie.

    FRM, you will have to take it up with Jeff about the steak dinner LOL

  28. The Atomic Punk says:

    TOOL: Good job, and The Atomic Punk, sorry man you fit the requirements and I love your work but I didn’t really get it in this one?

    S’alright, it was a quickie so I didn’t get too involved with trying to sell a story. Basically, a jealous robot thinks the motorcycle is his girlfriend. That, and I always wanted to create a picture with a rat under a dumpster in an alley. ;9

  29. spidercow2012 says:

    A.Punk, I got it right away. Well, after about 3 seconds, anyway.

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