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  1. Spoilers ahead.

    My big question was answered, the variants are not from different timelines, they are from different universes. They got a little Willy nilly with conflating the two, but I can accept this.

    Also fun to reveal not-Kang the way they did, so he could be a unique character in this show but imply that (with the same actor) a variant of him will show up elsewhere… which we know he will in Quantumania… and the Dr. Strange/Scarlet Witch movie is now set up, as is the next Spider-Man movie if the rumors are to be believed… and possibly the way Deadpool and some of the X-Men show up.

    As somebody who does not love multiverse stories, I am reticent, but aboard.

    As for the show itself, felt like an abrupt stop just to announce a second season. I didn’t find it a very satisfying end.

  2. They never said how he got his powers— which is odd considering how big a deal they made of it being rare in FATWS. 

    I guess I assumed like the space program, he was the product of some Russian knock off serum. 

  3. Oh man, imagining you body checking some kid out of your way made my day.

    And as much as I hate to play with stereotypes, aside from women who like gaming, your friend’s case is not uncommon at all.

    I’d hazard a guess that while she gets mad at him playing games at an appropriate time because, unlike TV, I bet he stays on gaming for a lot longer past the point of it being acceptable to her.

    Video games are super addicting!

  4. There are countless kid games out there-- they just don't get the marketing and visibility bigger games do, because as you pointed out, gaming is not a cheap hobby anymore. Nintendo is still very all ages, and you could say (using my own kid as an example) a lot of the games kids play are designed to funnel them toward bigger, more expensive games as they get older.

    That said I still listed it because in my heart I do find it an immature hobby, even though I partake. I NEVER play around grown women though. I have too many female friends who have lost boyfriends and husbands to gaming/games. 

  5. Have I not been clear over the decades here that I do not sports? Like, I have zero shits to give about any sport. I don’t get it. If people enjoy it, great— but it has always felt  like creepy tribalism to me to watch people get violent and emotionally effected when dudes don’t score the enough units to win.

    That said, I love the energy of a live game. It’s fun. And I did get some terrible Dodger dogs, peanuts, and a lot of cheap beer. It was fun… but I still don’t care.

  6. The big one for me is as well-read and educated I am, (and I blame nightly for this), I will always, ALWAYS, find ways to make immature crass jokes.

    The most recent I can think of is I went to my first live MLB game and I didn’t know that time outs in baseball are called “visits the mound.”

    VISITS TO THE MOUND.

    I was insufferable with that one for a solid week. 

  7. Yeah, I feel that. I feel bad for sharing as much as I have in this thread and have gone kind of quiet about it. Mostly for the sake of KP, who is most definitely my girlfriend now... my non-monogamous, bisexual, swinger girlfriend.

    This weekend is the trip to the nudist, swinger resort. I'll report back. Maybe?

    Still seeing the others I have mentioned, but maybe less so. Blue has escalated things a bit. Another very close friend, who I'll call T, upon hearing about things with Blue, suddenly became much more cuddly and snuggly with me when we hang out. Fine by me because she is stupid hot. We joke we'd have been dating years ago if it weren't for the fact she still wants to start a family. That said, the more she hears about how I am living and has met Kelly, she is taking an interest. Maybe it's scientific interest (she's a psychologist) or maybe I'll end up with sister wives.

    Also met a new woman, "L." She's very nice and bubbly and just looking for fun times, so I can probably manage that. I think?

    I think I may have mentioned this, but things with "Red" seem to maybe be back on despite our working relationship. We ended up having a drunken dinner and i told her about all this and she revealed a lot of things about herself that I was surprised to hear. Nothing certain, but I think she may have sent some subtle signals...

    I am learning a lot, and navigating a lot of insecurities-- but in a good way. I met one of KP's other regular dates, a guy who is more or less her BFF. We all went to a ball game together. Afterwards I met HIS wife (who also dates outside their marriage). She was into me, so that felt nice.

    I'm not really bothered by KP dating other men and women, as she had made it clear to me and all of them that I am her "primary partner" and the one she is in love with and thinking about a future with. I AM still wrapping around not feeling weird when she meets up with couples or goes to parties without me. Not because of who she is having sex with, but because I feel like I am missing out on something? I have some therapy to do about this.

    And oh yeah, my therapist is having to do a lot of reading to keep up with all this. Which is hilarious to me.

  8. Oh we talking to live and function? Pfft!

    I'm on like 3 things for my life long asthma, nasal spray for allergies, blood pressure and cholesterol meds (genetically everyone in my family runs high on both regardless of diet), and some eye drops for my low grade glaucoma. I take something for my anxiety, Xanax as a back up in case I have a freak out./ Weed gummis for when my crap back flares up. Viagra for when I need to use condoms or have some marathon sex event planned. I try to remember to keep on the vitamin train-- especially D along with zinc pre-covid vax.

  9. I also thought it wasn't super clear if Red Patriot was just obsessed with Captain America, (and assumed Rogers must be obsessed with him) or if they actually met. I didn't think they could have met in this timeline because Steve was on ice when Patriot was active.

    I could be wrong, because they aren't super clear (between the explanations in Endgame and in Loki), but assuming this is still the prime MCU timeline, didn't Steve travel back to other timelines to replace the stones-- meaning this Patriot would not have met him?

    Honestly, they should have just tied into FATWS and said Red Patriot faced off against the Isiah Bradley Captain America. That would have tracked.

    And I did love that Elena called him "Crimson Dynamo" who I rerally, really, really hope shows up to face off against War Machine in Armor Wars.

  10. I thought it was a departure from the usual Marvel formula a bit— which I enjoyed. As always, casting makes Marvel shine. I rather enjoyed it.

    Pugh will make for a good replacement for a Widow on the Avengers— though seeing Julia there in the button implies she may be on the Thunderbolts first, which would also be fun to see. I’m assuming that button will pay off on the Hawkeye show?

    I have to say, I am enjoying watching all the mantels being handed down more than I thought I would. It is very classic Marvel comics. Coming into them in the 80s I was already starting with the second or third iterations of some heroes and teams. Like I said in that other Marvel thread, this is helping the MCU have a sense of history. 

  11. I still don’t get how a change in a timeline can make you an alligator. I’m enjoying this but the baseline logic just doesn’t work for me.

    Of course I’m still wondering how Steve Rogers returned stones to their time lines when half of them had their outer shells/devices destroyed. 

  12. There's still a base logic to the variants that doesn't work for me... and I am hoping this is the big lie from the Timelords... erc.. Timekeepers that is being alluded to with everyone being a variant.

  13. No one should want to be who they were at 18. That's super sad if you ask me. Any adult that pines for being back in high school has failed at life.

    That said, there are some aspects to youth I am glad I have hung on to. At 18 I was a complete edgelord, anti-main stream, anti-tradition, super judgmental know it all. I've managed to outgrow most of that thankfully, but I have definitely maintained my not-being-a-follower status in eschewing group think and being told things. I like to think I have the same independent and loner spirit I had at 18, but at least now, 28 years later, I'm more reasonable and kind.

  14. 4 hours ago, Rogue 3 said:

    Absolutely - thoroughly enjoying the missions and the concept of the story! 


    Character-wise, Miranda (for obvious reasons), Garrus and Mordin (find his dialogue very amusingly blunt!) are good fun. Jack is mental - need to use her a bit more on missions I think!

    Locations are brilliantly realised - totally agree on Omega and Illium - spent most of my time there! Citadel also good, although not as big as before sadly. 
    Great game!

    I used Jack a lot, her Shockwave power is the best attack in the game to deal with clustered multiple enemies.

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