Flex and Wolter's Den of Nerdly Awesomeness

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Flex and Wolter's Den of Nerdly Awesomeness

Post by Wolter » 15 Jun 2008, 11:09pm

SIIIIMOOOONSSSONNNNNNNNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Post by Dr. Medulla » 15 Jun 2008, 11:21pm

Of all Marvel's major characters, Thor is one I never got whatsoever. Please explain his appeal.
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Post by Flex » 16 Jun 2008, 1:46am

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?
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Post by cretin » 16 Jun 2008, 2:37am

He's a total badass.
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Post by Flex » 16 Jun 2008, 3:04am

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?
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Post by MadModWorld » 16 Jun 2008, 4:59am

Steve Marriott had Thor painted on his walls when he went a little "fame-crazy"
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Post by Wolter » 16 Jun 2008, 7:56am

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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Post by eumaas » 16 Jun 2008, 9:34am

http://www.socialfiction.org/?n=1193

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Post by Dr. Medulla » 16 Jun 2008, 9:36am

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.
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Post by Wolter » 16 Jun 2008, 9:41am

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.
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Post by Wolter » 16 Jun 2008, 9:42am

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.
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Post by Dr. Medulla » 16 Jun 2008, 9:51am

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."
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Post by Wolter » 16 Jun 2008, 10:47am

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.
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Post by Wolter » 16 Jun 2008, 10:53am

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.
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Post by Wolter » 16 Jun 2008, 10:58am

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.
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