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cov  ·  1901 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Share a word

Saudade is a Portuguese word with no real English translation. It's sort of a nostalgia or a homesickness, but really that's not a very good description and you should just read the link.

cov  ·  1923 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Proudly Muted! But I still can't shut up about Roller Coaster Tycoon
cov  ·  1923 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: THE NEW CAPTAIN AMERICA IS BLACK.

Thor, Son of Odin, is still Thor (the person).

Thor is no longer worthy (as depicted in a recent issue of New Avengers) and loses the hammer Mjolnir to Female Thor (who presumably also has a real-name, but I'm not sure what).

Thor, 3000 year old Son of Odin still exists, but epithet of Hammer-wielding Avenger changed hands. It's just weird because unlike Tony Stark or Steve Rogers or Bruce Wayne his superhero identity is the same name as his actual name.

The superhero Thor is just whomever currently wields the hammer.

cov  ·  1923 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: THE NEW CAPTAIN AMERICA IS BLACK.

Fun fact: Cap's been black before.

Not in a 100% canon Marvel-616 kind of way, but there was a miniseries about 10 years ago.

cov  ·  1925 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Laura E. Hall: What Happens When Digital Cities Are Abandoned?

Here's a pretty neat related article about the abandoned cities of the World of Warcraft.

cov  ·  1925 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Laura E. Hall: What Happens When Digital Cities Are Abandoned?

While all my friends have of course decided to use Facebook chat, Snapchat, and the like, all I really wish is that I could get just one of them to understand the simplicity and beauty that is IRC.

cov  ·  1929 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What comic books or graphic novels do you suggest?

I'm not sure what you're referencing with the scientists, but I'd suggest that maybe you're thinking of Atomic Robo, which basically relates to science in the same way the Indiana Jones relates to archeology.

Alternatively, maybe you're thinking of The Manhattan Projects, which (I haven't read much of but I'm told) is basically an alternate end to WWII, where science became Beatlemania levels of popular.

cov  ·  1929 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What comic books or graphic novels do you suggest?

I'm a pretty big fan of Transmetropolitan. It's a 60 issue series written by Warren Ellis, an arguably insane British man, about a futuristic Hunter S. Thompson, political corruption, transhumanism, body modification, and fecal matter.

I feel like there's some bit of description I usually use that I'm forgetting, but hopefully that's enough of a sell.

Also, I maintain that anyone remotely interested in comics as a medium should read Understanding Comics by Scott McCloud.