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11 April 2014 @ 12:27 pm
Friday Fun Stuff: TableTop and Shatner  
Even more sparse than usual this week. (I'll try to do better next week!)

In other news, TableTop is doing a fundraise on Indigogo for Season 3. They've already reached their main goal of $500,000 and are going for stretch goals now.

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/tabletop-season-3-with-wil-wheaton

Speaking of which, perusing my rewards for helping to fund the Doubleclicks, i discovered that they made a TableTop music video at some point that i hadn't seen yet!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mD3uXPkjDi0

On a very random note, here's an animated LEGO movie of William Shatner trying to kill William Shakespeare. Why? I have no idea.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQjzWbGKp5w

But that does remind me, i'm sure i've shared this before, but i need to remember to show Avalyn "Shatner of the Mount" since she said she doesn't remember seeing it before :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HU2ftCitvyQ

And finally, we went to see Winter Soldier last weekend, and it was pretty good. And by "pretty good" i mean it wasn't anything groundbreaking in terms of action and special effect for Marvel movies, but it had a better than average plot, which means it qualifies as "amazing" compared to most non-Marvel movies.

But in any case, after watching it i was pondering which people that were "killed" in the movie will be coming back in the future. (Spoiler, just like every other Marvel movie so far, they're going to try and make you think at least one person has been killed.) But while contemplating that i discovered this awesome wikipedia page:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_deceased_American_comic_book_characters

Obviously the list is _very_ spoilery. Well, kind of. It does verify that every single major comic book character i can think of has been "killed" at least once, but the details of how and if they came back to life or not are still spoilery.

However it's kind of amusing to just read through the causes of death without looking who they apply to.

"Killed by several [redacted] who beat him to death on the moon"
"[redacted} stabbed him, puncturing his containment field and causing him to explode"
"Killed with footsteps by [redacted]"
"Killed by a rogue Superman android"
"Shot with a Radion-laced, time-traveling bullet by his father"
"Killed by Cupid declaring their relationship over"

Some of those descriptions seem like they may be victims of bad english, but still amusing :)
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Chaos Never Blinkssithjawa on April 12th, 2014 12:23 am (UTC)
those death statements sound like they came out of a random generator.

Also, misread as "Killed by OKCupid." Took a minute.
DonAithnendonaithnen on April 13th, 2014 05:28 pm (UTC)
I know there have been competitions/challenges/whatever to see if you could tell computer generated prose from human generated prose. I wonder if they've tried the same thing with comic books? :)
Kirinkirinn on April 13th, 2014 03:28 pm (UTC)
Shatner of the Mount is the bestest thing. Sadly I've never found anything else by the group who did it that's remotely as amusing.

(Warning to readers, oblique spoilers below)


Now I'm trying to remember who did die (or "die") in Winter Soldier. There's the highest-up (known) baddie, but it doesn't feel like they'd have need to bring him back in the MCU at least (plus I bet his actor is expensive). One named Agent we didn't see a body for but was thrown under a bus literally, don't see a lot of reason to see him again either. Uhhhhh... who else aside from a lot of lower-level combatants on both sides?

As an aside, I was totally taken in by the *first* big character "death" since I though I'd accidentally seen a spoiler about it earlier... but it turns out I'd only seen half the spoiler. ;)

Oh, and I don't know if you've been watching Agents f SHIELD, but the last episode (which totally spoils Cap 2 offhand) also had some deaths, and I'm particularly wondering about the last one.
DonAithnendonaithnen on April 13th, 2014 05:40 pm (UTC)

***SPOILERS***

So i haven't seen most of the SHIELD episodes, but i did see the last two.

Is it the Baroness that you're thinking of? Given that they're all stuck on the plane together (i think it was on a plane, right?) it seems unlikely that she could just fake being dead long enough for them to not notice. Though of course there are other methods.

As for Winter Soldier, yeah, what prompted the thought was if they'd bring back the guy we saw shot but still alive in the tower that was about to collapse. (You'd think at some point people in the Marvel universe would learn the double tap rule.) But of course there's also the two people in the movie we were told were dead and then turned out not to be, plus they didn't really try to sell it, but for a very brief period it seemed like Crossbones could be dead.

Speaking of which, i liked the "x is dead" pseudo-spoiler. I'm not sure if it (somewhat) spoils people for the movie, or just makes people think they've been spoiled for the movie :)