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Comments for the week ending March 20, 2016

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PAUL - It was a worthy effort; I suspect the real problem was that the news about the latest issue of the ocmic book that Greg's writing drove the Shakespeare quotes out of everyone's minds.
Todd Jensen
Hufflepuffs are really good finders

Well, I tried...

In case anyone wants to try counting with Shakespeare quotes again, http://www.opensourceshakespeare.org/concordance/ was the concordance that I mentioned earlier.

And in case you don't know what a concordance is, it's a list of all of the instances in which a certain word is used in a certain body of work.

Paul - [nampahcfluap at yahoo dot com]

Actually Vinnie, you're tenth (Matthew, Paul, Masterdramon, myself, Todd Jensen, Algernon, Phoenician, Fernando, Jurgan, and you). We made it; woo-hoo!
Brainiac - [OSUBrainiac at gmail dot com]
There is balance in all things. Live in symmetry with the world around you. If you must blow things up and steal from those around you, THAT'S WHAT RPGS ARE FOR!

Vinnie - [tpeano29 at hotmail dot com]

Also, he doesn't answer questions via the Comment Room
Today is the day.

Fernando: Greg does not accept ideas from fans for legal reasons.
Jurgan - [jurgan6 at yahoo dot com]

Hey Greg I am Fernando i saw in your Twitter page than you try to think an idea for bring back kid flash and I have a idea for that you can say than Wally was teletranport to another time in the future and he find the flash to the future and he teach Wally how travel for the time and he go back to his time with artimis and the team that's my idea so please bring back kid flash is my favorite superheroe
Fernando - [Feremtz at gmail dot com]

Oh dang, that annoys me that I didn't pick up Starbrand & Nightmask earlier today -- I had only found the latest (and hopefully not last, but that's what seems to be likely, I guess) Star Wars: Kanan and Part 3 of ATLA's Smoke and Shadow.
"The suspense is terrible, I hope it lasts" -- Willy Wonka

Sorry to double post but I just found out the first thirty issues of Greg's Captain Atom run is available on Comixology.com


Today is the day.

Starbrand & Nightmask #4 came out today. Really good stuff that seems to set up the main conflict for the rest of the series.

Anybody else catch it, yet?

Today is the day.

Sorry to interrupt the count, but there is an online Shakespeare concordance that provides a few ideas. Easily found, too.

Right. Carry on, then.

Paul - [nampahcfluap at yahoo dot com]

O for a Muse of fire, that would ascend
The brightest heaven of invention,
A kingdom for a stage, princes to act,
And monarchs to behold the swelling scene!
Then should the warlike Harry, like himself,
Assume the port of Mars; and at his heels,
Leashed-in like hounds, should famine, sword, and fire
Crouch for employment. But pardon, gentles all,
The flat unraised spirits that have dared
On this unworthy scaffold to bring forth
So great an object; can this cockpit hold
The vasty fields of France? Or may we cram
Within this wooden O the very casques
That did affright the air at Agincourt?
O pardon! Since a crooked figure may
Attest in little place a million;
And let us, ciphers to this great accompt,
On your imaginary forces work.
Suppose within the girdles of these walls
Are now confined two mighty monarchies,
Whose high-upreared and abutting fronts
The perilous narrow ocean parts asunder:
Piece out our imperfections with your thoughts;
Into a thousand parts divide one man,
And make imaginary puissance;
Think, when we talk of horses, that you see them
Printing their proud hoofs i'th' receiving earth;
For 'tis your thoughts that now must deck our kings,
Carry them here and there; jumping o'er times,
Turning th'accomplishment of many years
Into an hour-glass; for the which supply,
Admit me Chorus-like to this history;
Who, prologue-like, your humble patience pray,
Gently to hear, kindly to judge, our play.

Prologue, Henry the FIFTH.

(What we're going to for "six" in this week's theme, I don't know. At least "seven" shouldn't be difficult.)

Todd Jensen
Hufflepuffs are really good finders

Also, Happy Pi Day to all the Fancy Bastards around here (I guess that kinda counts as well since it's 3/14).
Brainiac - [OSUBrainiac at gmail dot com]
There is balance in all things. Live in symmetry with the world around you. If you must blow things up and steal from those around you, THAT'S WHAT RPGS ARE FOR!

So shaken as we are, so wan with care,
Find we a time for frighted peace to pant,
And breathe short-winded accents of new broils
To be commenced in strands afar remote.
No more the thirsty entrance of this soil
Shall daub her lips with her own children's blood;
Nor more shall trenching war channel her fields,
Nor bruise her flowerets with the armed hoofs
Of hostile paces: those opposed eyes,
Which, like the meteors of a troubled heaven,
All of one nature, of one substance bred,
Did lately meet in the intestine shock
And furious close of civil butchery
Shall now, in mutual well-beseeming ranks,
March all one way and be no more opposed
Against acquaintance, kindred and allies:
The edge of war, like an ill-sheathed knife,
No more shall cut his master. Therefore, friends,
As far as to the sepulchre of Christ,
Whose soldier now, under whose blessed cross
We are impressed and engaged to fight,
Forthwith a power of English shall we levy;
Whose arms were moulded in their mothers' womb
To chase these pagans in those holy fields
Over whose acres walk'd those blessed feet
Which fourteen hundred years ago were nail'd
For our advantage on the bitter cross.
But this our purpose now is twelve month old,
And bootless 'tis to tell you we will go:
Therefore we meet not now. Then let me hear
Of you, my gentle cousin Westmoreland,
What yesternight our council did decree
In forwarding this dear expedience.

~ King Henry the Fourth

Brainiac - [OSUBrainiac at gmail dot com]
There is balance in all things. Live in symmetry with the world around you. If you must blow things up and steal from those around you, THAT'S WHAT RPGS ARE FOR!

SCENE I. A desert place.

Thunder and lightning. Enter THREE Witches


When shall we three meet again
In thunder, lightning, or in rain?


When the hurlyburly's done,
When the battle's lost and won.


That will be ere the set of sun.


Where the place?


Upon the heath.


There to meet with Macbeth.


I come, Graymalkin!


Paddock calls.




Fair is foul, and foul is fair:
Hover through the fog and filthy air.


Masterdramon - [kmc12009 at mymail dot pomona dot edu]
"I'm not a human, but I'm not a monster either. The truth is, I'm just a parasite." - Anri Sonohara

"TWO households, both alike in dignity
In fair Verona, where we lay our scene
From ancient grudge break to new mutiny
Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean."

Paul - [nampahcfluap at yahoo dot com]

First one then? Okie Dokie.
From far, from eve and morning, And yon twelve-winded sky, The stuff of life to knit me, Blew hither: here am I. -A.E. Housman