Starting earlier than normal because I don't want to force people to stay up late to read it. Picking up with issue $90!!!! Prior threads are provided below.
I'm helping someone move to their name place right meow (so they'll help me move this weekend), so sorry if I don't spread my shitty opinions (I admit I was too hard on MJ. I'm still bitter from my last breakup).
>Starting earlier than normal because I don't want to force people to stay up late to read it.
Also, am I the first commenter in two consecutive threads? Apparently so! I've been anticipating OP.
MY MAN!!! Glad to have a consistent audience. I told one of my friends what I'm doing and he nearly spat in my face because he despises Bendis. He's not even willing to give this series a shot and that kinda bums me out. Bendis is not even in my top five writers but I will never say he hasn't contributed some fun comics.
For any of the /co/mrades that love videogames, do I need to play the Withcer 1&2 or can I just jump right into the game and start having fun?
Maybe there is a famous celebrity named Blackie that the Vulture took influences from.
In Hickman's Ultimates he got his time to shine. And I may be in the minority but I enjoy hm as Captain America. He's not trying to be Steve 2.0 but instead wants to provide his take on Captain. Admittedly he's not perfect, but I actually really like his character. Also the MCU made me a Falcon fan but I know that may not be what others want to hear. I haven't really taken an in depth look at Brubaker's captain america so hopefully there will be some stuff there relating to Sam.
Nobody will ever top Waller in my eyes. She's actually used as the basis for one of my main characters because she just had so much to offer.
Never played 1, but you can glean enough of the story without it. 2 is insanely bullshit and basically unplayable without the multiple perks mod. 3 is motherfucking amazing and works fine as a jumping on point.
I thought I had gotten booted out of my account on 4chan and was about to throw a hissy fit. Glad to see I don't have to.
I am so glad to hear that. I tried my absolute hardest to get through 2 but after 5-6 hours of playing I just couldn't keep waiting for it to click. T If you can't grab my attention with 5 hours of gametime, then I'm not going to keep playing and I feel like that is incredibly reasonable. I see that I can grab the game of the year edition for 50 darah which includes the xpansion pass. WOuld you say that's worth the price of admission? The base game is 40 darah and the expansion pass is another 25 so Im aactually making out pretty good.
I don't think they break up in this arc.
That's what the Ultimate Clone Saga is for.
Another anon here, Witcher is my favorite franchise but 3 is definitely the best of the 3 (barring a few minor issues). I know several people who only played 3 and thought it was fantastic.
Don't skimp out on the expansions, the first has a fantastic narrative and the second is basically another game with all the new open world space to explore.
I bet that Bendis didn't have an answer to that and the letterer just picked random letters.
I like to imagine that Kitty was able to phase out of her top without having to remove the straps.
Easily one of the most creative uses of his powers. Some might call it corny but I personally love it.
That's what everyone keeps saying and while I think I'm probably going to get the game, I'm just worried that because Witcher 2 didn't grab my interest (I devoted at least five hours to that game) and this would just be the exact same as the previous one, just better looking.
They overhauled the combat so swordplay is more streamlined and you can recover health and use potions mid-fight instead of having to try and guess when you'll be fighting something. They also fixed the difficulty curve so you're not fucked at the beginning.
This is probably a dumb question, but how come storytime threads don't get deleted constantly? 4chan's a pretty well-known site, and I'm sure posting copyrighted comics isn't exactly legal, so why aren't the companies forcing mods to ban the threads?
Not that I'm upset about it. I've read more comics on here than anywhere else.
What this anon said.
It doesn't appear that copyright lawers or even ISP's care about comics. I could donwload terabytes of comics and no one cares but I donwload one episode of game of thrones and you'd think I was cooking up meth in my basement.
>They also fixed the difficulty curve so you're not fucked at the beginning.
This was the biggest hurdle I had to experience. The character did fuck all damage and magic starting out was fucking worthless. Every minute of my playtime was an uphill battle and it felt like it would be a craphsoot whether or not I would win an encounter. Also the game did a piss poor job in introdcuing you to the game mechanics and I was constantly getting my shit wrecked by everything.
Because of how 4chan works.
Storytimes are barely on the board for a day or two at best, and depending on the rate of the archives, maybe a week. And then they're gone forever. You can't track it, you can't really prove it, and even if you could, no one could access it.
The threads are gone by the time you can even send a cease and desist order. So there is literally no point in trying to shut down a story time thread or anything like it because they're gone.
like tears in the rain.
Since I've been making a trip through Rockstar's catalog of older games GTA games (3, Vice City, San Andreas) I'm pleasantly surprised by how much fun I"m having. I know some may say its nostalgia clouding my vision but I've had more fun with the PS2 GTA games than newer games that came out in the past decade. While the controls are basic (less so in San Andreas), I find the atmosphere, mission variety, and open endlessness of many of the missions bring a level of depth that few other games match. Even the "worst" of the bunch, GTA3, still plays like a well oiled machine with tight gameplay and semi-open mission variety like killing Salvatore Leone makes it stand head and shoulders against other games out on the market. I'm trying to be as critical as possible and while the game has many faults such as archaic aiming, gangs that persistently shoot you, and complete lack of map it still has something that keeps pulling me back in.
I adore the soundtrack. If I remember correctly the soundtrack was composed by non-commercial artists at the time so the soundtrack felt entirely unique. And while some of the songs were only decent some of them made me look them up on youtube. A good bit of them apparently appeared in the movie Scarface which blows my mind. ALso chatterbox is absolutely hysterical and driving aroudn POrtland lising to DJ Lazlow is an experience that I will return to time and time again.
I feel like there's something wrong with me. While I haven't played GTA5, (yet), GTA3 is still an amazing game that stands the test of time and if it managed to stay relevant in my eyes (as well as others), it's going to be a game that lasts forever.
Don'tr remind me.
I enjoyed Peter dating Gwen more than MJ. I'm not saying MJ is terrible, but Kitty and Gwen are much more appealing to me.
Hopefully I put this annual in the correct position.
I'll give you that, but I honestly don't blame Kitty for going for him. I mean, she's in her teens, discovers she's got powers, instantly get's told by a gang of superpowered "terrorists" that "hey, guess what, the world hates you. But join us, we'll keep you safe unless you get killed on a mission."
then she meets this nice boy who doesn't care she's a mutant (even though her cult friends said everyone would care), he's nice, he's funny, he's a bit of a celebrity but still enough of a "bad boy" and makes her want to phase through her panties and get into the "panky" even if they're not allowed the "hanky"
Sure, he might still be in love with his ex, but they're ex's for a reason and no reason to think she can't win him over with a bit of love and sex. It probably could have worked too, if Bendis hadn't gone all "muh waifu" on her.
I don't like the shape of Spider-Man's head in this issue. I guess it's more realistically lumpy, but it looks weird. I think maybe part of the problem is that his jaw is too pronounced.
Just took a look at that issue and it's a true standout.
In the series Ultimate Comics Spider-Man you get to experience a Spder-Man with a perfectly round head with no discernable jaw line. The reason is because PEter's grown out his hair so long that it bunches up his mask.
I just remembered, by seeing that Speedball:
not only is "being in a police station" a running thing that Bendis uses... but the insane "I'm a superhero, really" lunatics that are getting led through the station are REFERENCES to events going on in main-line Marvel at the time these were published!
And now its time for the Ultimate Clone Saga, which I enjoyed significantly more than the 616 Clone Saga. Also the first introduction of Ultimate Scorpion. Bendis introduced another character named Scorpion during Miles' run but its a new character entirely.
I miss flip phones. I also miss having just a solid phone with a screen. It was light as a feather, sent and received texts, and I was A-Okay with that. I wish I could get a modern phone that operated like that but I'm not sure if they even sell them.
MJ knows exactly what she's doing. She realized being angry wasn't going to get Peter back so now she's being the girl he's in love with
Kitty knows the game and that's why she's freaking out.
You're not wrong but that blubbery piece of garbage deserves every horrible thing headed in his direction.
Can I get solid case phones that are just a piece of plastic with a shitty screen and no flip feature? I really miss that and this is coming from someone with a smart phone. I just want a phone that can answer calls and text. That's it.
I realize that my past breakup has completely skewed my thoughts towards Peter's exes so its hard for me to determine what's legitimate criticism and what's just me being petty. She used me up in every way imaginable and I had never been as devastated as when she dumped me. Naturally that left me really bitter and looking for the "angle" in every interaction.
Wait...what? The fact that Bendis never did anything with this character after this arc is just one of the many reasons Bendis pisses me off. I can understand not wanting to use the character in the follow up arc, but never using him at all is a fucking travesty.
I think I remember when Those Spider twins and peter came back during Miles run, a lot of people were guessing that one of the twins or Peter might be scorpion from the clone saga
do you mean the one piece ones with the screen and psychical buttons on them like Kong has? or do you mean one that's a solid screen front with digital buttons, but that isn't actually a smart phone?
how long ago was it anon?
i went through something similar (which also included the utter back-stabbing betrayal of my best friend as they hooked up). Took me...couple years to get to the point I could even date. Still want to throw them off a bridge or something.
Solid screen with physical buttons. I actually miss physical buttons because they gave me a sense of tactile information and I knew exactly which button I was pressing rather than just hoping my rapid texting is read properly by the smartphone. I miss it. Also not having all that other functionality makes people stopping asking you to look it up shit when a computer isn't close at hand.
I can't say I've seen the button boxes in stores. But I'd imagine you could probably grab one off amazon that's new in box like that. Biggest issue would be getting a phone plan for it, but shouldn't be anything insurmountable.
or you could get one of those "senior" phones.
I dated her on and off for five years and its only been a year since she kicked me to the curb. She was the only person I ever actually loved and having that person not even give two shits about you is awful. My depression was so bad I had to start seeing a counselor regularly because my faith in people was shattered. I had never let my guard down until her and she used her knowledge of me to manipulate me in every way imaginable. I had never had that happen before. I never realized that someone could use intimate information you shared to get you to do shit for them.
My doctor labeled me as bipolar 2 because I had a past history with depression but I'm still terrified to date or engage in physical affection. Prior to her I was more/less sexually assaulted by one of my close friends and she used that info to help position me into a spot where I could benefit her. She's the fucking devil. ALso sorry the rant. I guess Peter being happy in a relationship just rustled my jimmies way more than I realized.
Wow OP that's...hard. And relatable.
Mine wasn't the first I loved, but I was with her for about six years. Dumped me once, I took her back, and then she dumped me for my best friend (which was a whollle host of drama). I nearly killed myself the depression got so bad. Took a lot for me to star trusting (quit literally involved my entire tiny social circle in the break up and pretty much everyone sided with them for whatever reason, and I had way too much trust issues to really hang around the rest).
All I can say is...it can get better. I still got the trust and anger issues, but it does get better. It will probably take a few years, but don't give up hope OP. I got me a pretty cool girl, taking it slow. I think you can have the same luck, just don't rush it.
I don't think it's intentional. I don't wanna give Bendis that much credit. But yeah, there were little hints here and there that there is something more to Ult. Reed. Also he has a thing for Sue's Mom but considering she was a smokin hottie I'll let it slide.
NEver tell anyone intimate info about yourself unless you are absolutely sure they have the maturity to leave that shit alone.I basically gave her the equivalent of a self-destruct button and her sociopathic nature just couldn't help itself.
Thanks man. I really appreciate it. It seems like trust and anger issues go hand in hand so I'm glad I'm not the only one that's feeled like that. It's taken me a while (and I'm still working on it) but I feel like I'm almost at the point where I can start dating but it has been a long and bumpy road. ALso it isn't fair for me to take out my frustrations on comic characters so I'll work on that lol.
If I remember correctly, DOom mindcontrolled her (or maybe he didn't and he's just really persuasive) and got her to stand in his position during Ultimatum. Ben stormed Latveria and crushed Doom's head in his hands and it was revealed to be Sue's mom. I might be misremembering things.
I thought it was interesting that they weren't afraid to take the 4 in a whole new direction. Reed as villain I *totally* bought. They foreshadowed that very well, certainly as early as Ult. Galactus. Ben finally getting his "self" back was fascinating, and could at least have led to some great development of the character
but it didn't.
The page in Ultimate Power was absolutely devastating. I thin I remember someon modifying it so there was a caption, "Birth of a Supervillain" and I have never seen something so appropriate.
I like to think that Frank keeps them sharp.
Fuck. Sorry for teh delay. I thought it was autopost.
Jessica Parker (or is it Jessica Reilly?) is a fantastic character and I'm glad she wasn't forgotten.
That costume change was a fucking travesty.
GWEN WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU DOING HERE!?!?!?!?!?