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  1. Thread: The Word Nerd

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    It's quite sweet. So much so that in Asia...

    It's quite sweet.

    So much so that in Asia (China or Thailand - can't remember which) I've seen Sweetcorn flavour ice cream and chewy sweets.
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    No. In a world with Van Gogh, Picasso, Jackson...

    No.

    In a world with Van Gogh, Picasso, Jackson Pollock, Rob Leifeld, Sergio Aragones, John Romita Jr, Mike McMahon etc, Roy Litchenstein, Any Warhol - Any one of these artists might be considered...
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    Not quite. I think it's perfectly fine to call...

    Not quite. I think it's perfectly fine to call art bad, but should accept that that is a subjective judgement.
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    His art on New X-Men was pretty bad, but it was...

    His art on New X-Men was pretty bad, but it was drawn to ridiculous deadlines. When you give him enough time he's a good artist.
  5. Thread: The Word Nerd

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    I think that use of "corn" is still pretty common...

    I think that use of "corn" is still pretty common - at least here in England. If people are talking about maize, they tend to call it "sweetcorn" or "corn on the cob" to be clear.
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    If art or storytelling is bad enough that I can't...

    If art or storytelling is bad enough that I can't tell what's going on, then it can easily kill a story.

    Beyond that though, no. It can detract, but if the story is engaging and I can tell what's...
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    No there isn't. More to the point, there is...

    No there isn't.

    More to the point, there is no such thing as objectively bad art.
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    Moore has been drawn by Rob Leifeld and and Chuck...

    Moore has been drawn by Rob Leifeld and and Chuck Austen (back when he was called Chuck Beckum)
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    There are sects where the women don't have...

    There are sects where the women don't have intense pain during childbirth?
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    But we still get the punishment.

    But we still get the punishment.
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    From a quick Google... expulsion from the Garden...

    From a quick Google... expulsion from the Garden of Eden, intense pain during childbirth for women, no legs for the snakes, having to work hard for food, women being domineered by men.
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    So why is he still punishing us for someone...

    So why is he still punishing us for someone else's sins?
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    Good/Great Red Son Son of Superman Gotham by...

    Good/Great

    Red Son
    Son of Superman
    Gotham by Gaslight
    Batman: Master of the Future
    Batman: Holy Terror
    Metropolis/Nosferatu/The Blue Amazon
    Superman: The Dark Side
    Superman: Kal (not great,...
  14. For me: War Crimes - Leslie Thompkins. ...

    For me:

    War Crimes - Leslie Thompkins. Seriously!

    Jeff Loeb's Superman run - turned Lois Lane into a bully - which was reinforced in Smallville.
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    Not really, because: A - The punishments were...

    Not really, because:
    A - The punishments were punishments, not natural consequences.
    B - God (being omnipotent) could easily uninfect us, but chooses not to.
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    He is the original from which all other...

    He is the original from which all other superheroes deviate.
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    I find that whole thing extremely odd. That I'm...

    I find that whole thing extremely odd. That I'm supposed to worship a deity who is punishing me for a sin committed by someone else thousands of years ago? That's not deity who deserves anyone's...
  18. Thread: The Word Nerd

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    That one doesn't bother me in the slightest - and...

    That one doesn't bother me in the slightest - and much of the time they are the same.

    If the kid had ignored the teacher and tried to go to the toilet anyway, the teacher would likely have...
  19. I'm fine with it, but what I really love are...

    I'm fine with it, but what I really love are alternate reality evil versions of characters - or even better, evil future versions of characters.
  20. Thread: The Word Nerd

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    I love how completely unrelated conversations on...

    I love how completely unrelated conversations on these boards always manage to come back to comics
  21. Thread: The Word Nerd

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    That drives me mad. It really grates every time...

    That drives me mad. It really grates every time someone says "and I" when it should be "and me".
  22. Thread: The Word Nerd

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    Does anyone really make this mistake? I'd always...

    Does anyone really make this mistake? I'd always assume that it was just a typo rather than someone using the wrong word if I saw someone get that wrong.
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    Hawkeye v2: Little Hits, v3 LA Woman and v4 Rio...

    Hawkeye v2: Little Hits, v3 LA Woman and v4 Rio Bravo 4/5 - Fantastic art in vols 2 and 4 by David Aja and Matt Hollingsworth - Decent art in v3. My god, these two have to be the most incompetent...
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    My Religious Education teacher at high school was...

    My Religious Education teacher at high school was a Christian, but he wound up studying the Bible so much that he turned Atheist. It goes both ways.
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    I have no reason to believe that these things...

    I have no reason to believe that these things were prophesied or that he fulfilled them.


    He might have been a liar or a lunatic. Or he might have been massively misquoted since his death. Any...
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