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Flex and Wolter's Den of Nerdly Awesomeness

Posted: 15 Jun 2008, 11:09pm
by Wolter
SIIIIMOOOONSSSONNNNNNNNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Flex and Wolter's Den of Nerdly Awesomeness

Posted: 15 Jun 2008, 11:21pm
by Dr. Medulla
Of all Marvel's major characters, Thor is one I never got whatsoever. Please explain his appeal.

Re: Flex and Wolter's Den of Nerdly Awesomeness

Posted: 16 Jun 2008, 1:46am
by Flex
Dr. Medulla wrote:Of all Marvel's major characters, Thor is one I never got whatsoever. Please explain his appeal.
Your Canadian-ness is your undoing.

Thor is a) badass and b) bitchin'

Exhibit A:

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Insightful analysis, no?

Re: Flex and Wolter's Den of Nerdly Awesomeness

Posted: 16 Jun 2008, 2:37am
by cretin
He's a total badass.

Re: Flex and Wolter's Den of Nerdly Awesomeness

Posted: 16 Jun 2008, 3:04am
by Flex
In other news, is this a good comic?
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I read the synopsis of the series on Amazon and it sounds pretty good. Any readers here?

Re: Flex and Wolter's Den of Nerdly Awesomeness

Posted: 16 Jun 2008, 4:59am
by MadModWorld
Steve Marriott had Thor painted on his walls when he went a little "fame-crazy"
Good ol' Stevie.

Re: Flex and Wolter's Den of Nerdly Awesomeness

Posted: 16 Jun 2008, 7:56am
by Wolter
Dr. Medulla wrote:Of all Marvel's major characters, Thor is one I never got whatsoever. Please explain his appeal.
Because later in that issue, Thor is swallowed by that serpent and then bashes his way out through his TEETH.

Also, he was briefly turned into a frog. A FROG THAT KICKED ASS.

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Re: Flex and Wolter's Den of Nerdly Awesomeness

Posted: 16 Jun 2008, 9:34am
by eumaas
http://www.socialfiction.org/?n=1193

Aren't slime molds those things that you eat in Rogue, Nethack, and Angband?

Re: Flex and Wolter's Den of Nerdly Awesomeness

Posted: 16 Jun 2008, 9:36am
by Dr. Medulla
Wolter wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:Of all Marvel's major characters, Thor is one I never got whatsoever. Please explain his appeal.
Because later in that issue, Thor is swallowed by that serpent and then bashes his way out through his TEETH.

Also, he was briefly turned into a frog. A FROG THAT KICKED ASS.

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That ain't helping. I suspect my a-Thorist position is related to my dislike fantasy as a genre. I'd rather read about Spider-man caught in the middle of a Hammerhead-Dr. Octopus feud, while some Osborn slowly begins to turn into the Green Goblin.

Re: Flex and Wolter's Den of Nerdly Awesomeness

Posted: 16 Jun 2008, 9:41am
by Wolter
Flex wrote:In other news, is this a good comic?
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I read the synopsis of the series on Amazon and it sounds pretty good. Any readers here?
Chris Sims at the ISB loves it, but I've never actually read it.

Re: Flex and Wolter's Den of Nerdly Awesomeness

Posted: 16 Jun 2008, 9:42am
by Wolter
Dr. Medulla wrote:
Wolter wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:Of all Marvel's major characters, Thor is one I never got whatsoever. Please explain his appeal.
Because later in that issue, Thor is swallowed by that serpent and then bashes his way out through his TEETH.

Also, he was briefly turned into a frog. A FROG THAT KICKED ASS.

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That ain't helping. I suspect my a-Thorist position is related to my dislike fantasy as a genre. I'd rather read about Spider-man caught in the middle of a Hammerhead-Dr. Octopus feud, while some Osborn slowly begins to turn into the Green Goblin.
That's also a great time for me, but I also like big dudes hitting other big dudes with hammers while speaking in fakey highbrow language. Especially if either Jack Kirby or Walt Simonson is drawing it.

Re: Flex and Wolter's Den of Nerdly Awesomeness

Posted: 16 Jun 2008, 9:51am
by Dr. Medulla
Wolter wrote: speaking in fakey highbrow language.
That's something that pulls me out of the experience. For the same reason that the Silver Surfer never appealed to me. Kind of like what Harrison Ford told Lucas: "You can write this shit, George, but you can't say it."

Re: Flex and Wolter's Den of Nerdly Awesomeness

Posted: 16 Jun 2008, 10:47am
by Wolter
Dr. Medulla wrote:
Wolter wrote: speaking in fakey highbrow language.
That's something that pulls me out of the experience. For the same reason that the Silver Surfer never appealed to me. Kind of like what Harrison Ford told Lucas: "You can write this shit, George, but you can't say it."
I have a "Comic Books get a pass" filter on my fakey dialogue detectors.

Re: Flex and Wolter's Den of Nerdly Awesomeness

Posted: 16 Jun 2008, 10:53am
by Wolter
Plus, Thor is the master of smack talk:

http://daveslongbox.blogspot.com/2006/0 ... alker.html

And I'm going to aim this quote from it strictly at you:
What do you have against Vikings anyway? Way to be insensitive to other cultures, dick.

Re: Flex and Wolter's Den of Nerdly Awesomeness

Posted: 16 Jun 2008, 10:58am
by Wolter
Wolter wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:Of all Marvel's major characters, Thor is one I never got whatsoever. Please explain his appeal.
Because later in that issue, Thor is swallowed by that serpent and then bashes his way out through his TEETH.
Oh, and I just totally forgot. Also in that issue, at the end, he hits the Midgard serpent so hard he breaks every bone in HIS OWN body.

Thor=Badass.