Sunday, September 26, 2010

Chuck's Wagon

Chuck is one of the warehouse personnel at The Press. He's kind of in charge of riding around on his forklift and drinking coffee. Not necessarily in that order. Anyhow, for some reason he has his own office secluded in a rarely travelled portion of our most distant warehouse.

Anyway, Chuck couldn't be bothered to bring a palette full of materials anywhere near our office. Then the plant manager would wonder, rather out loud at Bob, why our materials are just sitting around instead of being put away. At which point Bob made it clear that it was unrealistic that we travel across the plant like the Fellowship of the Ring multiple times to get our film, plates, paper, and chemicals. "Why is it so far away?" wondered the plant manager. Because Chuck is a douchebag. A lazy douchebag.

Bob was assured that this would never happen again by the annoyed plant manager. Then Bob proudly told us this story and capped it with, "I fixed HIS wagon!"

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Mo-tor-cycle Heee-rooo!

(Two points to anyone that recognizes that song lyric)
I always wondered what the thought process was when they created Ghost Rider. Was he just a product of the 70s horror scene? Evel Knievel was big then, was he the catalyst? Apparently there's a lot of dispute about who came up with what idea. Sounds like a common theme at Marvel Comics. Marvel is jerks...

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Moon Knight

For a long time Moon Knight was described as Marvel's version of Batman, something I never bought into. He's way cooler. I mean Moon Knight's a guy with paranoid schizophrenia and dissociative identity disorder that cuts his greatest enemy's face off! Sometimes he's had powers depending on the phase of the moon and other times he's had no powers. Is he the avatar of vengeance or just a mercenary that hears voices? Who knows! I don't know! And sure, make fun of the white costume at night. But he says it best himself when he tells you he wears the white so that they know he's coming. So maybe he's got a bit of a death wish, too. Let's face it, you'd have to be crazy to be a super hero anyway, right?

Monday, September 6, 2010

The Witch

Easily the most interesting character in the entire game. Morrigan is bold, powerful, opinionated, and unapologetic. She can be a real pain in the ass, but she's a valuable ally. Her indecent proposal at the end of the game is a real curveball. But now we get to chase her down in the new DLC. And it looks to tie up a couple of plot points, at least if you started as a Dalish Elf.