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Saber-Scorpion

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#488509 moving Wicktures that you are watching: John Wick 3 Edition

Posted by Saber-Scorpion on 27 April 2019 - 02:09 PM

Just watched the final episode of Gotham, or as I like to call it, Got Ham. Normally I can't stand superhero TV shows since they're corny and nonsensical, but somehow I ended up watching Gotham (perhaps because it's Batman) despite the fact that it too shares these universal qualities. The show is bizarre and twisted, closer to the Tim Burton bat-verse than more recent adaptations, but that's not even what's bad about it. The worst part is the story is just a whole heap of "whatever the writers felt like doing at the time," with no rhyme or reason. I think every single character died and came back to life at least once, and that's not an exaggeration. And nearly all of them turn evil and then turn back again and everyone just forgives them. It all gets frightfully confusing, but somehow the biggest question left unanswered is: just why in the hell would anyone live in Gotham? It's the worst place on earth!

 

Anyway, I missed most of the last season since I lost interest in the lame rehash of Dark Knight Rises they were doing, but I tuned in for the final episode just because Batman was finally gonna show up. But it was a big letdown after the epic-scale-war "Escape from Gotham" arc they just wrapped up. It just felt tame in comparison. Gordon's wife Barbara is somehow still alive and now has red hair (but her daughter Batgirl doesn't??), and they got a new actress for Catwoman since the girl who played her in the beginning wasn't cute anymore, but Batman seemed to be the same dweeby kid for some reason (weird, since we never see his face). The only thing that happens in the whole episode is: the all-time worst portrayal of the Joker comes back to life, murders his apparently-not-Harley-Qunn after Barbara stabs her, and then kidnaps baby Batgirl and takes her back to the chemical plant where he fell in. Then Batman comes and throws some stuff at Joker's head from the shadows (that's seriously all he does - it's comical) while Gordon saves his daughter. Then Batman stands up in a spotlight right after they had been talking about Bruce Wayne's strange absence, Bullock goes "OMG who is he I wonder??", and the show's over.

 

What a silly show. Lots of incredibly good-looking actresses in it though, so it wasn't all a waste. :P




#488507 Official Scorp's Minifigs Topic

Posted by Saber-Scorpion on 25 April 2019 - 01:46 PM

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Jaime Lannister by Justin Stebbins, on Flickr

 

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Dante and Vergil by Justin Stebbins, on Flickr




#488490 The Video Game News Thread

Posted by Saber-Scorpion on 18 April 2019 - 12:03 PM

Gotta wonder why EA cancelled Amy Hennig's single-player story-focused Star Wars game just to turn around and get a different studio to make one. Maybe the backlash from the cancellation changed their minds? Shame, since honestly I was more interested in Hennig's game, with a non-Jedi protag, but oh well. Guess those are doomed never to see the light of day, just like 1313.




#488475 Scorp's Art & Writing

Posted by Saber-Scorpion on 13 April 2019 - 10:31 AM

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Art Commission: Kyle Melanes and Araya Milona by Justin Stebbins, on Flickr

 

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Art Commission: Okami Talon by Justin Stebbins, on Flickr




#488455 BrickForge Closing

Posted by Saber-Scorpion on 10 April 2019 - 07:46 PM

Looks like the liquidation sale is over, and much of their inventory is gone, but the site is still up, at least for now. The Weekly Steals sale section is gone, replaced by a Legacy section where what's left of some of the more popular items are for sale at higher prices than before. They're still in business though. Ordered some a couple days ago, and it shipped immediately.




#488454 Official Scorp's Minifigs Topic

Posted by Saber-Scorpion on 10 April 2019 - 03:56 PM

Ah, another minifig that would make 19-year-old Scorp recoil in horror. :P

 

I wondered if you might awaken for that, Thrawnie. :lol:




#488444 Devil May Cry 5 Thread: Bloody Palace Now Available

Posted by Saber-Scorpion on 08 April 2019 - 05:10 PM

Hay guise.

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Also:

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#488443 Official Scorp's Minifigs Topic

Posted by Saber-Scorpion on 08 April 2019 - 04:57 PM

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Dante and Nero by Justin Stebbins, on Flickr

 

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Ancient Chinese Armor by Justin Stebbins, on Flickr

 

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Major Motoko Kusanagi by Justin Stebbins, on Flickr




#488442 Nightstalker's Guide to Army Building

Posted by Saber-Scorpion on 08 April 2019 - 04:56 PM

I want to read some lore too. Do your Clans have names? Like Blackrock and Frostwolf? (Laughing Skull best clan :P) Can't wait to see the finished Horde!




#488396 Official Scorp's Minifigs Topic

Posted by Saber-Scorpion on 25 March 2019 - 06:19 PM

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Devil Hunter by Justin Stebbins, on Flickr

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Lord Septimus Plutarch and Minion by Justin Stebbins, on Flickr


#488371 Official Scorp's Minifigs Topic

Posted by Saber-Scorpion on 18 March 2019 - 12:14 PM

More excellent additions to the collection!
 
Isra is particularly interesting, will she be making an appearance in your upcoming illustrated novel, or is she more of a backstory character right now?

 

Actually, since you asked:

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#488366 Official Scorp's Minifigs Topic

Posted by Saber-Scorpion on 18 March 2019 - 09:23 AM

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Kitana and Sub-Zero by Justin Stebbins, on Flickr

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Wulfgard: Isra, Vampire of the Desert Sands by Justin Stebbins, on Flickr

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He'll be back. by Justin Stebbins, on Flickr

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Fallout Shelter Dwellers by Justin Stebbins, on Flickr


#488306 Cappy's Minifig Menagerie

Posted by Saber-Scorpion on 19 February 2019 - 07:58 AM

Awesome stuff, Cappy! All of it looks great - the armies, Adrianya - and your fully armored sigfig looks downright badass.

 

BTW, that berserker's chest decal was from a weird commission I got, and then included in the Patreon packages, but it works great for that purpose! :lol:

 

 




#488296 Official Scorp's Minifigs Topic

Posted by Saber-Scorpion on 17 February 2019 - 03:15 PM

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Flee Before the Dark Side! by Justin Stebbins, on Flickr

It's an opposite version of this pic from last year, in case you missed it:

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Retreat! RETREAT! by Justin Stebbins, on Flickr


#488290 Scorp's RPG Corner - Pathfinder: Kingmaker is here

Posted by Saber-Scorpion on 14 February 2019 - 06:19 PM

So, this is awesome: Obisidian is adding a TURN-BASED MODE to Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire! I knew there was a reason I've waited so long to play it! :lol: It's currently in beta: https://eternity.obs...based-mode-beta

 

Some deets:

 

They are probably doing this in preparation for the console release. It's great news to me, since despite my undying love for Baldur's Gate, I never found the combat in PoE to be half as fun. In fact, it always felt like a confusing mess. But all of my favorite of the Kickstarter RPG's (Shadowrun, Banner Saga, Divinity: Original Sin) have been turn-based, so maybe this will make POE2 more fun.

 

Speaking of Baldur's Gate, another recent news item is that Beamdong will be bringing their Baldur's Gate (1&2) and Neverwinter Nights "Enhanced" Editions to consoles. I couldn't care less, but there it is.

 

Also here's an Outer Worlds video:

 

Might as well toss a Kingdom Come: Deliverance one up here too (language warning): 

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