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Media / Re: Sherlock
« on: January 17, 2014, 10:11:07 AM »
So squirrels are the bar.

Media / Re: Sherlock
« on: January 16, 2014, 07:33:24 PM »
Anything, really [spoiler]so long as it's not really him. One member of that suicide pact surviving is quite enough[/spoiler]

Media / Re: Sherlock
« on: January 16, 2014, 12:44:10 PM »
I quite enjoyed this season. The second episode was hilarious, and while I saw a lot of [spoiler]Magnussen's[/spoiler] stuff coming, [spoiler]Mary[/spoiler] completely swerved me. I mean, I knew something would be up, but not that. The very last swerve I didn't see coming because it wasn't really a puzzle. My hope is [spoiler]He's not really back, his image is just being used by someone equally dangerous.[/spoiler]

Gaming Discussion / Re: Street Fighter 4.
« on: January 12, 2014, 05:12:23 PM »
Makoto and Ibuki were both about 20 in SF3. They're a bit younger in SF4 because it's a prequel, but it barely comes up. I think Elena is a transfer student, so she counts.

School girl status as of SF4:

Ibuki (shown in cutscenes and one of her alt costumes is a school uniform)

Elena, since she's even younger than she was in SF3

Not Sakura. She was in high school circa the Alpha series, which predates SF2. It's mentioned somewhere in the material for SSF4 that Sakura wears her old uniform because it's what she learned to fight in, and therefore she is most comfortable fighting in those clothes. Real reason is obviously it's her classic look, and people hate change, but she's seriously in college at least by SF4, and in her ending (set sometime after the events of the game) she's a teacher.

Makoto is uncertain because, while she is younger here, she's not shown going to, or worrying about school at all, and spends all her energy trying to build up the family dojo.

Chun Li wasn't ever a school girl in the games, so that's a given

Juri isn't either.

Cammy, same as Chun.

So 2, maybe 3 if Makoto if in school. There are five shotos in the game, not counting Gouken or Dan. So I guess the count is kind of close.

EDIT: Oh, wait, Makoto has an appropriately tomboyish school uniform as an alt costume that I forgot, so count her in.

Gaming Discussion / Re: Street Fighter 4.
« on: January 12, 2014, 03:25:00 PM »
Well, that and they're rad. Makoto (who in a joke by Capcom uses moves that much more closely resemble real shotokan karate) is great, and has a totally unique play style, and Ibuki is similarly great. You must obviously be talking about that classy gentleman, Dudley. Sweet car, dapper looks, best stand fierce like ever.

Gaming Discussion / Re: Street Fighter 4.
« on: January 12, 2014, 03:09:54 PM »
Well, SF3 in general wasn't really popular with anyone but enthusiasts. People who like SF3 tend to at least respect Urien because CRUSH, CRUSH, DE-STROY.

Gaming Discussion / Re: Street Fighter 4.
« on: January 12, 2014, 02:26:59 PM »
Yeah. I mean, that was the whole point of New Generation, but the location tests basically came back unanimously as "Yeah, this is great, but where's Ryu and Ken?", so they put them in. Technically Alex is still the main character, as much as that matters, and he's actually pretty popular among 3s fans, but he never caught on like the classics, or even some of the other new characters, like Makoto and Urien.

Gaming Discussion / Re: Street Fighter 4.
« on: January 12, 2014, 01:25:30 PM »
I really like using him, but yeah, nobody wanted to hear that "No Ryu" noise.

Gaming Discussion / Re: Street Fighter 4.
« on: January 12, 2014, 12:57:41 PM »
SF3 is canon, and I don't know where you get the X-Men thing. The only playable characters that are the result of genetic manipulation are Urien, a prototype for Gill, Necro an experiment to create a super soldier to support Gill, and Twelve, the ultimate result of that research. Everyone else is just a fighter. In fact, aside from the returning characters, most of them don't even have access to the more exotic powers usually featured in the series. The intended main character is just a street tough with some wrestling moves.

Gaming Discussion / Re: Street Fighter 4.
« on: January 12, 2014, 11:31:44 AM »
Well, most of the characters don't have any kind of dog in the fight. Out of the entire cast, the law enforcement people care (Cammy, Guile, Chun-Li), Bison and Juri care, and everyone else kinds of runs into him because of personal goals or just as a result of participating in the tournament. What he was meant to be is a new body for Bison, who's been body hopping for years, mainly to replace not his recent body (fucked to hell by Akuma), but more so his Alpha 3 body. His current body can't hold even half his potential power. Seth theoretically could, but he thought Bison was dead, and besides didn't much care for getting his mind overwritten.

Most of the cast doesn't even seem to know anything about what's really going on in this tournament, and just run in to Seth at the end, or they're following side stories, like the Akuma/Ryu/Gouken story. Anyway, Seth is pretty strong, for what he is, but compared to other top tier characters and bosses he's nowhere close to the demigod status that many of them have.

Toon Link is like "Was that a duck?!"

Gaming Discussion / Re: Street Fighter 4.
« on: January 12, 2014, 07:01:29 AM »
Strongest canonical characters are Shin Akuma (which is just Akuma not holding back), who had a stand still fight with Oro, who is also up there. Cody might be if he took of his cuffs. He's definitely the most naturally talented. Evil Ryu and Oni are strictly what if characters. Shin Bison circa Alpha 3 is close to what Shin Akuma was during that same period, but that dude is dead as fuck, and doesn't compare to what Akuma is in 3s. Speaking of 3s, Gill is extremely powerful, though he only survived his meeting with Akuma because of RESURRECTION. Seth is actually kind of a bitch, and most of the really powerful characters in the game don't actually care about beating him.

Media / Re: Sherlock
« on: January 03, 2014, 11:41:17 PM »
I think the more obvious, and possibly cynical, answer is that no one solution would have pleased the fans, so providing a couple plausible solutions, and the implication that neither of them are correct just serves to keep people from freaking the fuck out about how shitty the truth turned out to be. They might be disappointed in a non-answer, but they'd be incensed by a shitty-but-true one. It also helped this episode not be about that, which I think is good for the show and the episode. Mycroft was a treat, and I really enjoyed how much of the episode in general was played for laughs.

Apparently series 4 is already confirmed

Gaming Discussion / Re: Game(s) of the Fucking Year 2013
« on: December 29, 2013, 01:38:32 AM »
Saints Row IV gets the Cuh-razy Award of the year (all years with the DLC)

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn gets the You Can Polish a Turd Award (and all of my time)

Shadow Warrior gets the MURDER. DEATH. KILL. Award

GTAV gets the How Did They Even Do That Award

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons gets the Feels Award

Metro: Last Light gets the I Still Want S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 But You're Still Great award.

Media / Re: New Doctor Who
« on: December 26, 2013, 06:31:11 PM »
In a rare occurrence, I completely agree.

Media / Re: New Doctor Who
« on: December 25, 2013, 06:18:22 PM »
The fuck are you talking about?

Media / Re: New Doctor Who
« on: December 25, 2013, 10:00:29 AM »
Well, that was really something. I'm pretty sure I liked it, but I'm still digesting everything that happened.

Media / Re: I Don't Think We Have a Superman Thread Yet
« on: December 23, 2013, 06:40:33 PM »
I pretty much agree with Max Landis on this:

Regarding Clark

Gaming Discussion / Re: Street Fighter 4.
« on: December 20, 2013, 03:27:37 AM »
Final Fight is explicitly in the same time-line as as SF, that's why Guy and Cody are regulars at this point, and even Maki was in CvS2, not to mention the upcoming Poison and Hugo (Hugo having previously appeared in 3rd Strike). Unfortunately, that franchise is pretty well tapped out of female characters that they haven't already used. My guess is that she will be to Ultra as Juri was to Super, and be an original character, possibly central to a new wrinkle in the story.

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