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Captain America Movie

I am excited and apprehensive.

The movie website.

Captain America is my greatest hero. I respect him above any Star Wars or Star Trek character, and above any other superhero. This movie could be awesome, or it could be terrible. Sadly, from what I’ve seen produced by Hollywood in the past decade, I don’t give awesome a 50/50 chance. I don’t trust Hollywood with this kind of character.

I almost don’t want to even talk about this. Such is my great fear of it being total crap, and being a total rape of the Captain America story. As much as I would love to see a well-done Cap’n A movie, I also very much would tell Hollywood, “Don’t you dare put your shitty little hands on this icon.”

But it’s too late for that. It’s done. We’ll see what the result is in July.


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Captain America – I Told You So

This is month-old news to my fellow superhero fanboys. But for all you boring people out there, here’s the news: Captain America is back.

Just as I predicted: I told you so.


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Watchmen bring the real role playing

Dragon Magazine #137, September 1988, the “Forum” section:

Would any gamers agree that ever since the publication of the WATCHMEN series, campaigns and gaming generally have become “Watchmanized”? In other words, real role-playing interaction and character psyche development are seen as more important and, vitally, more “fun” than bickering over who gets to trash the most kobolds? I for one am not sorry to retire Otto von Hackenslash, the archetypcal no-personality fighter whose only concern was to use his +3/+7 strength bonuses on the next hapless goblin, and wheel out a character who will be more subtle, more willing to interplay, and more real.


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Interview Attire

I haven’t worn a tie to work in many years, but I have about two dozen ties hanging on two clothes hangers at the back of my closet.

Of those 20+, here are my favorites. Sadly, I only ever wear the conservative one on the right. Since I only wear a tie nowadays either for a job interview or to a funeral (I’ve aged past the days of all my friends getting married), I never get the opportunity to wear Thor or Captain America.

I miss showing these ties as a business sign of my cool geekness. (I own both issues of The Mighty Thor and Captain America that these designs are based on.) But I definitely don’t miss having to wear ties on a daily basis. I’m a jeans and t-shirt guy.

But if I had a business-dress alter ego, he’d wear a kick-ass superhero tie. “Avengers assemble my wardrobe!”


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