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atomic

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Re: Comic books and other nerdy topics
« Reply #15 on: February 07, 2014, 01:55:03 pm »
what it your favorite comic series of all time?
Classic GI Joe, Sandman, first Image books...

I read Sandman but I don't think it is all that great.  I did like the first "Death" series.  Second one not as much.

Also, should we discuss slacks in this thread or the old one.

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« Reply #16 on: February 07, 2014, 02:01:50 pm »
I personally love Sandman and everything Neil has written so far. 

Ghost Folk is a genre but I do not think that many artists are creating music in it.  Mainly I listen to Ellah A Thaun, the same person from the YouTube thread where I first mentioned the genre. 

Walks you outgrew anime?  Too bad, there are some really good series being made at this time...

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« Reply #17 on: February 07, 2014, 02:08:27 pm »
My six yr old plays Mine Craft all the time. Should I be worried? What do y'all think of that game?

Minecraft is yesterday.  She needs Flappy Bird.

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« Reply #18 on: February 07, 2014, 02:10:47 pm »
Speaking of video games, anyone else excited for Elder Scrolls Online?  I have been part of the beta test, and love it so far. I plan on getting it for PS4, but need to buy a PS4 first...

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« Reply #19 on: February 07, 2014, 02:21:13 pm »
My six yr old plays Mine Craft all the time. Should I be worried? What do y'all think of that game?

Children under 8 who regularly play video games show an increase in depression and anxiety, a decreased ability to separate fantasy from reality, reduced concentration skills, and exhibit poor academic performance.  Only lazy, crappy parents let their kids play video games.

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Re: Comic books and other nerdy topics
« Reply #20 on: February 07, 2014, 02:23:23 pm »
My six yr old plays Mine Craft all the time. Should I be worried? What do y'all think of that game?
my son loves this game.  we don't let him play during the week anymore.  weekends only and just make sure he's not cracking out on it too hard. 

He got a kindle fire for xmas and you can lock down the parental controls hard.  Ie, only x amount of video game time on weekdays, or none at all, x hours on weekend, totally locks after 8 on weeknights, etc. 

I'm not really a fan but there are worse games i suppose

Keeping track of/limiting screen time is a high priority in our house.  And very very unpopular.
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« Reply #21 on: February 07, 2014, 02:30:14 pm »
My six yr old plays Mine Craft all the time. Should I be worried? What do y'all think of that game?

Children under 8 who regularly play video games show an increase in depression and anxiety, a decreased ability to separate fantasy from reality, reduced concentration skills, and exhibit poor academic performance.  Only lazy, crappy parents let their kids play video games.

When I had foster kids the boys under 11 really didn't like to play video games.   I would limit the older kids to 1/2 hour a day during the week and 1 hour a day during the weekend.  Similar rules for girls and the Internet.  Kids need to interact not stay in front of a tv screen all day.

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« Reply #22 on: February 07, 2014, 04:52:52 pm »
i was a big comic nerd in high school.  from what i remember, my fav series were: Booster Gold, Blue Beetle, The Weird (mini-series), Crisis on Infinite Earths, Secret Wars I & II, X-Men.  lots of others that i'm forgetting right now...

walkies: you get bonus points for naming Alpha Flight, loved that one too ;D
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« Reply #23 on: February 08, 2014, 04:34:28 pm »
i  have this horrifying image that if i were to dress up as something nerdy that i worship for this con i planning on going to in april . . . that it would come off as cheesily craptastic like something a blind three year old put together.   like this



or this, which im dying over


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« Reply #24 on: February 08, 2014, 06:26:05 pm »
I plan on cosplaying as a member of a Stargate team if I ever go to a con...

Today I hit up Third Eye in Annapolis to pick up Hellblazer volume 2. I loved part one, and don't know why I didn't read this series a lot sooner. It is definitely my type of comic (weird/funny/well written/mature themed/horror/on Vertigo)...

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« Reply #25 on: February 08, 2014, 07:41:30 pm »
i dont know why . . . but i worship the movie star gate but hated the series.

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« Reply #26 on: February 08, 2014, 08:00:55 pm »
That is strange... I love both. I can't wait until it gets reborn... I loved sg1, Atlantis and universe... Of course the movie is classic.

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« Reply #27 on: February 11, 2014, 12:55:42 pm »
Also, you must not worship Stargate if you spell it star gate.   

I collect posters, and one of my favorites is one I have had since I was a teen - a Stargate poster from the original home video release (my cousin and I used to get mom and pop video stores in our area in the 90s to give us their extra posters; ones they didn't hang up or ones they took down and were going to throw away).  I have some cool ones from this period; Pulp Fiction, Interview with a Vampire, Stargate, Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, and a few others...

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Re: Comic books and other nerdy topics
« Reply #28 on: February 11, 2014, 12:59:12 pm »
minecraft is great...kids love it

i have played the crap out of it on multiplayer servers....but haven't played in a few years

currently on a kick playing a game called Rust...which is like FPS Minecraft.  have to build bases to survive, raid other bases to steal their supplies, etc

i just started reading the comic Saga and its pretty great

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« Reply #29 on: February 11, 2014, 01:01:37 pm »
One of the guys at Third Eye suggested Saga to me... Maybe I will give it a look the next time I go there.