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  1. Weis & Hickman Suing WOTC!

    20 October 2020 - 12:26 PM

    So I didn't know where to put this...but I just read a news report (will link below) that Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman were commissioned in 2017 to pen a new trilogy of Dragonlance novels to refresh the book brand under Hasbro/WOTC. Weis & Hickman who have written all the main sequence DL novels to date, had not written a novel in the D&D setting since 2009's DRAGONS OF THE HOURGLASS MAGE (which was abandoned from a printing POV making it prohibitively expensive for someone like me).

    It sounds like they had written at least 2 volumes of the new trilogy, tentatively titled DRAGONS OF DECEIT, and DRAGONS OF FATE...but that recently things went south when WOTC got into hot water for their D&D arm, Magic the Gathering arm with sexism, and misogyny, and even workplace harassment...and Weis and Hickman's book series got unceremoniously ditched after 3 years on the back of that hot water (and nothing they did themselves) with the WOTC lawyers using double speak that terminates the contract but they claim doesn't break it?

    That sounds like what's going on anyways.

    And as a big fan of both authors AND their work in the Dragonlance setting I'm well on their side in this. My hope is that the 10mill suing tag is enough to force WOTC's hand to finishing the deal.

    Because as someone who collects and still enjoys the Dragonlance titles, ESPECIALLY Weis and Hickman's input, I'm like blown away as I didn't even know that new DL novels were supposed to be happening!

  2. New Erikson interview on Youtube!

    07 October 2020 - 12:54 PM


  3. Justice League: The Snyder Cut

    21 May 2020 - 12:57 PM

    Yes, it exists. It has always existed in rough cut form (though a tonne of people claimed that it didn't). I've gone into this before, but Snyder was already well into Post-Production when he had to walk away from it and Whedon/WB chose to reshoot 90% of it.

    And then late last year you saw almost the entire cast tweeting out "ReleaseTheSnyderCut...and people wondered about it. And Snyder tweeted out a photo of the canisters for the rough cut.

    So I kind of knew this was coming, but it's nice to see it come to fruition...

    Here is the livestream Snyder did for a MoS re-watch (you can skip to the end) where he reveals the poster for the Cut/release date on HBO Max at the end to a bunch of people on Zoom (including Cavill who coaxes Snyder to make the reveal) and it sounds like HBO may split it into 4 hour long segments like a miniseries since it will be so long.

    At any rate, as someone who liked MoS and BvS (Ultimate Cut), I'm really interested in seeing what he intended for this flick...with stuff like Green Lantern and Darkseid tease back's going to be vastly different from what Whedon reshot and WB released. According to DOP Fabian Wagner a bare fraction of the scenes he shot made it into the final film as Whedon released it, and we know the score by Junkie XL was completed and thrown away to be redone completely by Elfman. All that's really left is the FX shots, and editing/finishing. As such, a 2021 release date accommodates that (and employs people who are apparently running out of work to do from home during COVID 19) and from what I heard a 20-30Mil price tag that WB is ponying up for this (adding in that it's completely different people in charge now which is why this is happening).

    Also, was anyone else aware that Harry Lennix's character was always intended to be, and IS Martian Manhunter? Apparently that reveal is in the Snyder Cut, along with the trashed GL stuff.
  4. COVID-19 (aka Coronavirus, aka 2019-nCoV)

    29 January 2020 - 04:01 PM

    So since I've not seen many of us talking about this, I thought I'd make a thread to discuss our feelings.

    I'm not in bug-out mode yet, but my wife (in the health care industry) has nabbed us a bunch of N95 masks in case things get rougher in Canada. The things we need to ay most attention to are not the numbers in China (which are clearly bad), but the numbers in our own countries, and how fast those numbers rise or not.

    Apparently Singapore is the litmus test place everyone should be watching. Close to ground zero, 1st class medical system, and a wary/prepared government for dealing with this sort of thing. If those numbers go up, the rest of the world is in for a world of hurt. Sidenote: My sister and her family leave in 5 days to go on vacation in....Singapore and that's fun. Ugh.

    The other aspect of this is the 2-week incubation period. Meaning whole flights of people can be infected and no one would know for 2 weeks...this to me means fast spread simply because of how asymptomatic people seem to be initially while infected. That's pretty scary and makes it scarier than sARS was.

    The good thing I always try to remember about these viruses is that they are NOT trying to kill us. They want to live in us as a symbiotic host (not that such a thing is GOOD either). The deaths that they cause are a result of the host body not being able to handle the infection (which is why older people and people with pre-existing health issues seem to be the ones dying).

    I'm non-plussed about the fact that there is NO WAY the Chinese gov't is being up front about the "official" numbers. I would triple or quadruple them. My wife's co-worker has family in mainland China and they are telling her that the gov't is lying through its teeth. Which I mean...they've battened down some 57 million people in 10+ cities now...that does not bode well.

    I'm glad that those in the know (CDC, Canada's health team ect.) are all expressing a cautious "we are not in major epidemic mode" calm state...but I worry that when this is all done, things are going to be terrible

    Live Map with latest numbers here:

    What think everyone? Are you doing something? Are you not bothering? Anyone here might have more in depth knowledge of the pathology of these things and can chime in with info?


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    01 Feb 2019 - 18:04
    Thanks man!
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    01 Feb 2019 - 18:01
    Happy #42 - the meaning of everything!
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    01 Feb 2019 - 18:00
    Happy #42 - the meaning of everything!
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    01 Feb 2018 - 20:08
    Thanks man!
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    01 Feb 2018 - 19:57
    Happy #41
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    04 Dec 2016 - 01:55
    Done, sorry Ando, I didnt realize it was full.
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    03 Dec 2016 - 18:00
    Hey, could you make a little bit of room in your inbox?
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    17 Mar 2016 - 22:32
    lol, I focused right on 'redolent' too! Not sure why, but I felt like it was worth pointing out with my post :P
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    02 Feb 2014 - 13:11
    LOL. Truth. Thanks Sombra.
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    02 Feb 2014 - 08:47
    Wow, you're old. ;)
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    Mrs Savagely Wishy Washy 

    11 Jun 2013 - 11:46
    Where iz you? Haven't seen you for ages on the forum!
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    13 May 2013 - 15:24
    I've not actually watched it yet. I've been awaiting the English dub (and a theatre release in Canada)...but I hear it's insanity and sets some things on their ear.
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    09 May 2013 - 03:38
    Oi, you and I need to talk some Evangelion 3.33
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    Salt-Man Z 

    08 Apr 2013 - 15:40
    Looks like he got in a fight with Illy (not a particularly difficult feat) and decided to take some time off. Miss you, buddy! At least I still see you on FB and Twitter. :)
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    11 Mar 2013 - 22:41
    you discappeared
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