Ask me anything. *
*Where “anything” means “anything that isn’t wildly inappropriate,” of course.
Is there an old series or property out there you think deserves and would be a perfect for a big budget re-make?
“My squadron ships out tomorrow. We’re bombing the storage depots at Daiquiri at 1800 hours. We’re coming in from the north, below their radar.”
“When will you be back?”
“I can’t tell you that. It’s classified.”
Can we get a post about your opinion of Rob Ford and his anti-graffiti iPhone app? (I saw that story over at BoingBoing and I thought of you MGK).
You spend a lot of time on DC/Marvel comics. I’m curious to know what you think of the online indie comic offerings (There was a big shout out to OotS a while back, of choose). How do you think the indies attack up to traditional comics?
Also, I’ve seem slim to nothing on manga. Why no love for Goko?
Does Thomas Mulcair have a good shot of winning the next Canadian election? Is it a better/worse shot than any of the other NDP contenders?
What’s the best horror movie that most people haven’t heard of?
What’s the best horror movie that has an undeservedly poor reputation?
As a well-educated layman, what’s your opinion of current scientific research, how it’s managed, how it’s incentivized, how it’s regulated?
I’m just glad you were finally able to finish your long introspective post!
Also, why is it that now there are finally multiple Dr. Who boardgames widely available, that they all suck ass?!? Why can’t someone hire Uwe Rosenberg or Friedmann Friese or the Space Alert! guy to do a decent one?
Thoughts on the politicization/polarization of SCOTUS? In the context of the healthcare and/or more widely. Would be interesting to have the perspective of someone outside the US but inside a country with a similar system (I say this as a Brit, mind you).
If you were a flavor of soup, what flavor would it be?
What the hell kind of law and order government shuts down one of the biggest correctional institutes in the country?
Why, God? WHYYYYY?!?
What game would you use to introduce a young kid to boardgames, and at what age?
If you were going to write a big comic crossover event, what would your premise be?
What happened to flight simulators that were actually fun?
Why aren’t you writing Dr. Strange?
Can you answer/address ALL of the above questions within a single Legion story idea?
So how’s being a lawyer going?
I’d love to see more of the ‘Movies you should watch because they’re good’, how about doing that for TPBs? There’s lots of cool but obscure stuff out there people should be reading instead of the latest X-Bat spin off.
Or how about, if you could rewrite the US or Canadian constitutions what would you change?
What’s the current technology on fusion reactor designs?
Have you played Smsll World?
Have you ever killed a man in Reno just to watch him die?
I read a lot of comics that tend to get cancelled. (In the last few months alone, I’ve lost Herc, Xombi, OMAC, Deadpool MAX…) What’s your favorite, most undeservedly cancelled book? (Or most deservedly cancelled, I guess.)
Do you have any thoughts on the current Abu Qatada fiasco in the UK?
1. Will there ever be any more Who’s Who columns? And if not, would going over the Official Guide to the Marvel Universe be a possibility?
2. Picture a closed off room, with 2 brick walls on parallel sides. If the Kool-Aid Man crashed through one wall, and Macho Man Randy Savage (Slim Jim edition) crashed through the other, what would happen if they collided?
What do you think of the recent turns in The Unwritten? It seems to be one of those great series no one is ever talking about.
I recently re-read most of discworld, and I need more, is there any other series that is even close?
Recommend me a book, any book, fiction or non.
What is the most important difference between the constitutional laws of Canada and the United States? Not the procedural stuff about how the legislature is constituted, but the substantive stuff about civil rights and limited government power.
What Sci-Fi or Fantasy books am I not reading that I should be? Or, alternately, just a list of books/series you think are good, with brief descriptions why.
What do you think the best policy is for coming up with fantasy names/words without making them sound too silly?
Do you like travelling? Have you done much of it? Left the continent? Been to Winnipeg?
Do you have any opinions/insights into the current Alberta election? Does it even have any meaning to you as an Ontarian?
Can you compare Canada to some country(ies) that aren’t the USA?
Why do skeletons dance?
JdR: Because they don’t know the words.
Will Kickstarter add some sort of accountability requirement? If so, how would that work?
Will the Legion ever be good again?
Can you help me take my idiot ex-brother-in-law out five hundred kilometres from the nearest settlement and leave him there?
@A2H: They share cherry-flavoured Slim Jims, then beat the crap outta the CashMan for stealing their catchphrase. Or just on principle. Ohhhhhh, yeah!
1: Given that you’ve recently outed yourself as a wrestling fan, what’s your favourite current storyline? Your least favourite? And what are your best and worst experiences at a live show (assuming you’ve attended one)?
2: Given your love of board games, what’s your favourite variation on an existing game? (F’r instance, my brother and his friends have a fun extra rule for Risk, called the “nuke” and the “anti-nuke”. If an attacker rolls three 6’s, he wipes out a defender’s entire army in that country, while if a defender rolls boxcars, all but one soldier in the attacker’s army is killed.) (And I’m pretty sure I’ve asked you this one before, but I really wanna know what you think.)
3: I realize it’s a much bigger issue in my part of Canada than it is in the GTA, but what’s your opinion on the Burton Winters tragedy?
What are your thoughts on Icon and Rocket’s presence in DC’s cartoon “Young Justice”? How and how can McDuffie’s Dakotaverse be integrated in the rest of the DCU?
I’d be curious to hear your thoughts on the whole lineup of Marvel/DC animated series out right now: Young Justice, Green Lantern, Ultimate Spider-Man, and Avengers Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. Which ones are working, which aren’t, and why?
And I’d like to second whoever asked about more DC Who’s Who or maybe Marvel Handbook. They were one of my favorite features that originally made me a fan of this blog.
You’ve had several articles on board games recently. I was wondering if you’d played Risk: Legacy and what your thoughts on it were (assuming you HAVE played it, that is).
Alternately, Marvel Studios, riding high on their successful series of movies all leading up to the Avengers (which is going to be a hit whether it’s actually awesome or manages to totally suck, let’s be honest here), is looking for their next big Marvel-verse thing and comes to your door with a dump truck full of cash and a request for you to take the helm of their newest project, a Doctor Strange movie. So how do you do it? Who do you cast? What’s your script breakdown look like? Bear in mind that you have to try and keep things roughly within the style and tone of the Marvel movies we’ve seen so far, but beyond that you can tackle it however you like.
Nearly a year in, what are your thoughts on the DcNU?
Also as a Torontonian, are you aware that one of your own, Drake, has brought in a huge wave of Toronto influence on Rap and RnB by putting on other Toronto acts (i.e. The Weeknd, producers like Boi-1da, T-Minus, 40, Arthur McArthur)?
Finally, you ever think of posting your responses to these here? Maybe the ones you get within the first 24 hours or the more interesting questions or some format like that….
“The Man From U.N.C.L.E.”, in my opinion. With the right duo, it could be fun.
What do you think of the GAME OF THRONES board game(s)?
What’s work would be least appropriate for a DnD alignment chart while still having a functional DnD alignment chart?
Pete Ross (The Superman supporting character):
Why doesn’t he work?
Given that the story has become increasingly complicated and the last two books didn’t exactly match the breakneck pace of the first three, can George R. R. Martin still deliver a satisfactory ending to the ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ series?
Does it bug you that comic book characters never seem to age more than ten years (give or take) past the age they are when their story begins?
And finally, I’d like to hear your thoughts on the Republicans calling for tort reform in the American legal system. My mother (a paralegal who normally wouldn’t agree with conservatives if her life depended on it) thinks it’s a good idea, as it will help rein in an overly litigous culture. But I’ve also heard some people say it will make corporations less accountable to their customers. What do you think?
P.S. I know that Republicans don’t talk about that last one quite as often as other things. But it is one of their causes, and I thought that as a (admittedly Canadian) lawyer, MGK might have some interesting opinions on it.
Also, does Armond White actually believe all the crazy shit he writes, or is he just trying to garner publicity? I’m really not sure about this.
How do you imagine a Dr. Strange / Dresden Files crossover happening? Not necessarily a straight out throwdown, but hey, if it happens…
If I said to you “Here’s money, and the rights to use any characters you need to do it correctly”, how would you reboot Swamp Thing?
Do you think reddit is basically becoming 4chan with a veneer of respectability?
Can you explain why ROM isn’t available for stories anymore? I know the copyright is being held onto by the toy makers, but what possible reason do they have for this? What are they getting out of it?
Back in the mid-80’s (I think), here in the states, CBS, for their late night programming block, would air old movies, unaired pilots, and canadian tv shows. The most famous one was Forever Knight, but I recall two others, both action series. One was a rather standard cop/detective show and had a crime reporter serving as narrator. The other was about a spy for an unnamed agency who lost his hand and was transfered to record keeping down in the basement. He kept being a spy as much as he could, to prove he could still do it. Can anyone tell me the names/details of these two shows? I think they were both set in Vancover. I was quite fond of them.
What do you think of teh big robocall scandal going on right now in our fair northern land?
@Kaisius: Not sure about the cop/detective show, but the spy show was called “Adderly”, and starred Winston Rekert as a superspy who was transferred to the agency’s Department of Miscellaneous Affairs (a small office, staffed by all of three people, including Adderly himself, tasked with the nuisance jobs other agents couldn’t be bothered with, like picking up drycleaning, or fetching coffee for people on guard duty) after his left hand is crushed while on a mission. Despite his crippled hand and his apparent demotion, he always managed to find himself in the thick of the action. (I was actually a fan of the show, back in the day.)
back in 2008, there were a couple really pro-Obama posts, i’m remembering the one right before the election when Obama’s grandmother died… Anyways, is Obama living up to your grubby Canadian socialist dreams?
also, on a similar note, would you ever take a post down if after reflection, you decided you hated it?
@Kaisius: Are you talking about CBS’s “Crimetime After Primetime”, of which I think Forever Knight was a part, as well as Silk Stalkings and 3 or 4 other shows.
Is your name different when you’re at home?
On the Itchy & Scratchy CD-ROM, is there a way to get out of the dungeon without using the wizard key?
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Which good actors do you feel don’t put on a North American accent convincingly enough to let them shine in their characters?
As some examples, I find that Michael Caine, Colin Firth and Tom Hardy are all very fine actors, but I just think they get “lost in translation” when they play Americans as opposed to, say, Gary Oldman, Colin Farrell, or Hugh Laurie.
I’d ask about other English-based accents, but I wouldn’t be a good judge of that… only evidence I have is from an Australian friend who was blown away with how well Kate Winslet can sound like a native Aussie.
There is no long introspective post, is there?
Kaisus: If the reporter was psychic, it was Seeing Things.
You’ve said before that you have a distaste for Agricola. Why is that? I really want to see if our reasons are the same so I can finally tell my friends it’s not just me.
What are the top 10 Dr Strange villains ?
Do you love the Looney Tunes ? Why not make a post about them ? ( WARNING ; Any bashing of Jones’s Daffy will mean war !)
Fish or Chicken ?
Did you know that En Sabah Nur was a Sepultura fan ?
When will you trash Beast Boy in a who’s who ?
Don’t you think that this is the greatest crisis ever that should be written http://devilkais.deviantart.com/art/DC-Greatest-Crisis-EVAAAAH-297229981 ?
Mr Sinister is in fact Rob Zombie , Truth or rumor ? (and yes , He is an awesome character, naysayers take a hike to hell… )
We really like your eloquence, did you know that ? ya craaaaazy !
Kaisius: a reporter narrating a cop show sounds a lot like Night Heat, filmed in Toronto but set in City Near You.
@ Spruce, fFnordd, & Eric Smith: Thank you all very much, that’s them.
Why do almost all Superman villains suck (all versions Luthor and Terence Stamp’s Zod excepted, of course) and what additions would you make to his rogues gallery to rectify this?
Of all the LOSH villains, I’ve always wondered about Mekt Ranzz, aka the Lightning Lord. I read somewhere that all it took to make a comic book villain was for someone to have a bad day, (it might have been this site) now imagine having a series of bad days from day one.
The thing is he’s crazy. Not quite as bad as he was in the 80s (that whole attempted murder on his sister thing) but more like a quiet lucidity and we’re all just watching that mental slide of his go.
What does that say about Winath as a society?
I’m thinking as the single-born (the only single born on the whole planet according to Adventure Comics vol 2 issue 2 Side Story according and to that same side story, Mekt believes he has a twin and there was a cover-up, whether this is true or his own delusion/coping mechanism time will tell) he probably had it rough growing up and according to the LOSH threeboot we know he did. Mekt probably started to slip years ago, long before the Lightning Beasts came into the picture.
Did no one see this coming? Did no one try t help him or was he just written off as a lost cause? For a future that has been criticized as static or too utopian, that implies some damn dark undertones.
I’ve come to my own conclusion that Winath isn’t the greatest place to be if you don’t have a twin for native Winathians (eg twin died in an accident)so that said, Mekt has been screwed from day one. While I’m not justifying or excusing anything that he has done, I’m curious as to what one of the most informed LOSH bloggers on the internet has to say about the fall of Mekt Ranzz, and who or what failed him in the process.
This is my way of requesting a Who’s Who.
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