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  1. Curious - what makes you so sure the Survivor was deceived? I'd have to revisit the passage but I didn't get the sense he was leaping toward God so much as trying for something closer to Nirvana/Brahman.
  2. Trying to learn Dominions 4...slow going. Enjoying Gonner, Enter the Gungeon, and Cave Blazers on the platformer side of things.
  3. Couple weeks later....we may be moving toward some kind of apocalyptic event as an Antediluvian may be waking up, or maybe there is some kind of Midnight Sun event that will turn vampires to ash... OTOH it may just be a lot of paranoia on a lot of NPC's parts.
  4. Been playing a Vampire:TM game the last few weeks. Interesting to realize how strong a starting 13th generation vamp is compared to a first level CRPG character - took getting stabbed [and] shot while only taking minimal damage to really get it. Though my character was an asshole/coward occultist who decided he didn't buy into the idea of becoming part of the One upon death so chose undeath after being diagnosed with a terminal illness. But the other new players also somewhat treated their PCs like humans who can't go into the sun at first, though now we're getting the hang of it.
  5. Felt very paint by numbers going by the trailer. Nice CGI, but seems like a rental for now.
  6. Glad y'all liked it. It's interesting as some of the metaphysical underpinnings feel familiar to what Bakker is doing, and it's sort of grimdark tho far more cheerful. Even Dr. Strange mentioned unification into the One, but portrayed negatively (b/c 'Murican?)...I do wonder if the ideas in Transcendental Idealism will see more light in pop culture with both praise and critique.
  7. This is a free code for Dex: XR52959605AF32FCA4 [Got this from XP on purchased games but already have it. Not a bad indie game so far - only played the intro part.]
  8. Civil War 2 #5: Garbage. Seven to Eternity #1: Intriguing enough, seems like the "God of Whispers" is some kind of "earth bender"? The artwork is great, and in fact has to carry some panels as I felt this was a little dragged out. Wicked & Divine One Shot: Interesting set up though I have to say this isn't necessarily a "one shot" in that it obviously has importance to the actual story. In fact I don't think a new reader would get much out of this even knowing the basic premise of the recurring god-avatars.
  9. I was okay until "NO - You die, I die!"....she might have to return her Oscar 'cause of this one. ;-)
  10. Nice, this is King's chance to undo the garbage that is everything that comes after Wizards & Glass.
  11. Anyone else watching this? I didn't necessarily expect something as surreal or zany as Community but kind of surprised by the slow burn tenor of this show. I might crack a smile, laugh a bit, but it's not exactly a comedy? Or maybe just not as funny to me personally? I mean I'm still engaged with the show, still find it enjoyable to watch, but I'd put it more in the drama category than a sitcom?
  12. Damn, didn't know there was a S3 coming. Excellent. Still need to watch the Xmas special.
  13. Ah I lost track of Black Science. Might get the trades at some point though I have to admit the narrative started losing me. Providence #10 - the subtle presence of the Old Ones becomes explicit. Bound to happen...but not sure how to feel about it. It does try to explain what the Mythos wants with us. The good thing is there are still two issues left and the protagonist's Self is not erased by contact as far as I can tell. Black Monday Murders #1 - The big banks are run by occult forces, some of whom might be immortal. And there might be vampires (demons?) involved. Interesting first issue, but I'm gonna need more to go on. Very much an intro issue, a lot of people really liked this and maybe the over hyping ruined my expectations as I was thinking I'd get blown away... Avatarex #1 - This was interesting, a magi-tech interpretation of Vishnu's avatars as distinct entities (I think), with the final Redeemer being born. Again, interesting first issue but clearly need more to decide if it's a keeper. Have some other reads but haven't gotten to them yet...
  14. Or perhaps a Dunyain can be trained to use their pain to purify their meaning? Personally I think Sorweel negated the collar though.
  15. When people say the philosophy, do they mean the metaphysics? Or even the allegories/metaphors/symbolism?