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Champions Online

December 30th, 2009 | 2 Comments | Posted in Games

I’ve always loved superheros.  When I was in the Navy a group of us would get together on Sundays while we were out at sea and play Champions.  We would also do D&D (we replaced some of the combat rules with Arms Law and Spell Law), but Champions was the fun “beat the crap out of bad guys” game.

So, when I learned that there was going to be a Champions Online game it made me happy, but cautious.  Would they do it right?  Would they use the rule books as foundation for the online play?  Would the quests be any good?  The answer to all of the above is no.  Not just no, really, but Hell NO!

I did a one month subscription while it was on sale and it is probably the worst MMO out there as far as being fun really goes.  Character creation is a formulaic as every other MMO and even when doing a costume design there are some items only available if you choose this option and not if you choose that one.  Stupid.  I could go on and on about it, but Shamus over at Twenty Sided has already said most everything I could thing of about this sad example of a good RPG turned into a lousy MMO.

Starting off, I decide to create the quintessential silver-age superhero. Not one of these brooding black-caped, spike-covered, angst-ridden antiheroes like all the young people are into these days. I want someone wearing classic tights and using classic iconography. But not, you know, operating under the same silver-age idealism and respect for all life. Heavens no. I’m going to have the same approach to fighting crime as The Punisher. I’ll just be wearing stretchy clothing and a brave smile when I do my vigilante-style killing.

I will leave you with this though.  A screenshot of my character Warlord.  He was supposed to be named ‘Warlock’ since his powers were magically derived but that name was unacceptable to the server, so was ‘Warhawk’ and ‘Warsong’.  No idea why, it just was.    I will also add that while Warlord, as you can see, is strong enough to lift a Humvee with a curb weight of 5,900 lbs, he was still not strong enough to knock out a street thug with one punch.

Thus is the logic of Champions Online

This SOB needs to be killed

December 29th, 2009 | 3 Comments | Posted in ...Let God sort them out

A pediatrician videotaped himself molesting his patients.

The detective, who noted he had viewed thousands of child molestation images, described the video “as one of the most violent and brutal attacks on a child of any age” that he had seen.

There are three crimes I think a person should be executed for; Murder, Rape, and Child Molestation.  All of those crimes destroy the person and scar them and their families for the rest of their lives.  I see no reason they should be allowed to continue living.

There is not one thing that they can do that will EVER make up for the damage they cause, and I see no reason to leave the possibility open that they could possible get out and do it to someone else.

God knows if it was my child this happened to the police wouldn’t have to look far if he turned up dead in a ditch somewhere.

Another retard “mentally deficient” liberal

December 27th, 2009 | 4 Comments | Posted in I heart Sarah Palin, Libtards

Tori Amos thinks B Hussein Obambi is dreamy and that she is going to run for office if Sarah Palin does.

She says, “If Palin runs again, I’m going to run on a Republican ticket. What I know about Middle Eastern policy could fit on a thumbnail, but I still know more than she does. You have to ask, how could a nation nearly vote in somebody who isn’t qualified for the job?”

Well first, you insignificant twit, you are right that you don’t know shit from a hole in the ground but, just because you watched Katie Couric’s interview doesn’t mean you know a damn thing about what Sarah knows.  She has managed to run a town government, a state government, negotiated deals with Canada as well as forcing oil companies to drill on the lands they had leased so that we could have the oil and natural gas we need, and did it all while raising a family with her husband.  What the fuck have you done besides write some crappy songs that no one really listens to?  Do you even balance your checkbook or do you have someone do that for you too?

Also, I would say that her stint as a Mayor and Governor make her a heck of a lot more qualified than the community organizer in chief who only got where he is by selling out to the highest bidder.  See, by being a Mayor and a Governor she had a lot more responsibility than just voting “present”.

Second, if you’re going to run on the Republican ticket you actually have to BE a Republican and if you go that route you will prove that you are as big a joke as the Baldwin boys claiming they were going to move to Canada, France or some other fucked up country if someone they didn’t like won the election.  Of course, they didn’t – much to my disappointment.

But Amos feels more positive about the future of her country now U.S. President Barack Obama is in power: “I’m a lot more hopeful. The (George W.) Bush years were really difficult times if you were an American who loved your country. Having someone now that so many people respect doesn’t mean there aren’t going to be problems, but so many problems have been left behind.”

“Someone that so many people respect”??? ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME???  Who?  The God Damn Terrorists?  Because he sure ain’t feeling the love here, or haven’t you seen the polls recently, sunshine?

Yeah, a -16 is really a bunch o’ love for the World’s Favorite Socialist, Dr Utopia.

And what “problems” have been left behind???  The problem of actually fighting terrorists since he certainly doesn’t want to do that.  Or maybe it’s the problem of us actually having jobs since he’s screwed that pooch too.  Affordable health care that we can choose to have if we want?  Nope, that’s gone under the wonders of Obamacare.  And please don’t try and say that “Oh, the people are all for this” since 57% of people are strongly opposed to it and only 25% are for it – hell, that’s worse number that Obambi has, and that’s hard to do.

Quit dying your hair, princess, it’s affected your brain.

**Update**

Since commenter Mike was heartsick over my use of a certain word, and since it is the Christmas season of giving, I give him an updated title to this post.

To balance the last post out

December 27th, 2009 | No Comments | Posted in music, ramblings, work is good

I love this song.  For some reason though our GM doesn’t think we should play the album over the PA system at work.

No idea why.

This one’s pretty damn good too

Five percent

December 27th, 2009 | 2 Comments | Posted in People are Stupid, ramblings, work is good

I’m tired. I’m really, really fucking tired. I’m tired of the five percent of the customers that come into our store that think we are there to clean up their god damn mess, watch their kids, and kiss their fucking asses. New flash, assholes, we have actual WORK to do and that doesn’t include baby sitting, wiping your butt, or being your personal maid.

I really don’t understand how these douche-bag morons are able to function in the world. I see them doing shit like pushing their strollers onto the escalator while ignoring the sign that says “Please use the elevator behind you for strollers or wheelchairs”. Then, when you point it out to them they pull a fucking attitude on you. Yeah, because you KNOW that when they lose control of it and junior takes the big fall back to the first floor that they will be suing us, but how dare we stop them from being dumbshits.

Or the dickhead teenager who thinks that A) Skateboarding in the store is cool and is trying to practice his kick flips in the Manga section while hanging out with his waste-of-an-orgasm friends or B) thinks that doing stupid shit on the escalator that will most likely result in stitches in his head is a good way to impress the ladies.  While I do enjoy throwing them out (which I do) there is always one who tries the “This is a public place, we have a right to be here.  Wrong, niou-se, we are a PRIVATELY OWNED COMPANY and we can throw your ass out if we want to.

I also like it when they decide that since, in their school, no one can lay a hand on them that it must be true with the rest of the world too and they get ballsy enough to try and challenge me.  I usually tell them that yes, I will kick your ass and then call the cops to arrest you for trespassing.  Always nice to see the look in their eyes when they realize that they have suddenly walked their virgin asses into a situation that they aren’t going to win.

My other favorite customer: The parents who drop the kids off in the kids section while they head over to sit and have a coffee while their little tax deduction tears books, destroys merchandise and draw on the walls with the crayons they ripped open from one of the coloring books. But OH MY GOD if you tell them to get control of the little Liou coe shway duh biao-tze huh hoe-tze duh ur-tze they (once again) pull the offended act. Yeah, how dare we stop your monster from destroying something that YOU AREN’T GOING TO PAY FOR!!!

Get the fuck out of my store capullo!

I had one woman who’s brat was running in the kids section pulling books off the shelves by the handful and when we told her to stop her mom’s response was “She’s not hurting anyone. Besides, it’s your job to clean up so I don’t see what your problem is.”

The problem, bitch, is that we have other shit to do like, oh gee, help customers that are actually buying shit. Seriously, how fucking stupid are you people that you think we are here to just clean up after you while you walk around with your nose in the fucking air because SOMEHOW you must be smarter, better and more socially acceptable that I am because I work in a bookstore while you have some fucking office job.  We are just here to serve you coffee and pamper you while you crap all over the place and fuck up our magazines?  Don’t think so.

How God Damn difficult is it to put your shit back where you got it from?  Do you just let your kids drop crap all over your house to and it just stays where it hits?  Or are you just showing a double standard that it’s OK to shit on people who you don’t know because your such a stummer arsch?

The worst part, the VERY WORST FUCKING PART, is that it’s FIVE PERCENT of our customers that do this shit and it fucks the whole store up, makes us spend more time fixing shit than being able to help people and if we could just ban that five percent from the store the whole place would be cleaner, would take less time to close up at night, and we would be able to provide better service to the rest of our customers.

I really wish you jackasses would just stay the hell our of my store. Really, just go watch TV or something, books are wasted on you anyway.

Christmas, a long time ago

December 25th, 2009 | No Comments | Posted in America the beautiful, Cry FREEDOM!, History, Rough men

It was Christmas, 1776, a desperate time for General George Washington and what was left of his Continental Army. From a high point of 30,000 men he had only 2,500 left.

The decline began in August when the British and the mercenary Hessian troops had routed Washington from Long Island and then pushed them out of Manhattan as well. Washington was forced to retreat to New Jersey and by December they had given that up and crossed into Pennsylvania. The British occupied New Jersey, Rhode Island, and New York. To the British is appeared that the rebellion had been crushed and the remnants would soon be rounded up.

Washington’s troops were demoralized and battered. Many of them didn’t even have shoes and instead had burlap sacks wrapped around their feet to try to keep them warm. Washington knew that he had to act quickly before the remnants of his forces fell apart or were killed by the harsh winter so, on Christmas night, he and his forces attempted the most daring attack that they had ever tried, they crossed the ice swollen Delaware river nine miles north of Trenton, New Jersey to attack the Hessian forces that occupied the town.

The weather during the crossing was horrendous; raging winds, snow, sleet and rain created almost impossible conditions, but they crossed anyway and then marched the nine miles south to Trenton. Remember, many of these men, if not most, had no shoes and they marched through blizzard like conditions. These were men who knew what they were fighting for and were willing to suffer the hardships that came with it.

The next morning, December 26th, Washington’s troops attached and overran the Hessian troops who surrendered when their commanding officer was killed. The Continental army then retraced their path and withdrew back across the Delaware taking their prisoners with them.

This was the turning point in the revolution. In its darkest hour when all hope seemed lost and defeat was inevitable, rough men stood forth and grabbed victory for all of us and galvanized the spirit of the Colonies by showing the people that they could win. After this battle the ranks of the Continental swelled and the stunned British army realized they had a fierce opponent who would not go down in defeat quietly.

I write this because it reminded me that while we now face a different enemy that is attempting to rewrite our Constitution and slowly strip us of our right to self determination and freedom from government dictates, mandates and meddling, all is not lost. They may seem to have the upper hand now by controlling Congress and the White House but if we hold strong and fight on we can, and will, be victorious.

Out here on the left coast I encounter so many people on the left who hate anyone or anything that is different than they are. But there is one thing about hate that I have learned, it eats you up and burns you out. The far left tries to claim ownership of the crown of acceptance and diversity because they talk about it all the time, but I learned something from my old martial arts instructor on this matter. Those who practice what they preach don’t need to talk about it because their example will show.

We will win because the left’s ideas are hollow, their compassion false, and we have a better way. Keep the faith my brothers and sisters in God and in the military. We are Americans and we will not go quietly.  Don’t despair and don’t be afraid.  That’s their weapons, that’s what they want.  Look at their ads, look at how they attack anyone who disagrees – hate, fear, cries of racism.  No, we are better than this and we will win.

God bless you all.