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It was a two-year deal.  He could go out on top, but I guess only time will tell.  I don't think he wants to retire though.

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That game was hard to watch at times.  Some pretty bad missed calls at the beginning, and no offensive line for Mahomes all night.  The play of Mahomes throwing the ball while horizontal only to hit his receiver in the facemask is a pretty good summary for the night.  He played the best football he possibly could, but it was clearly not enough.

KC couldn't do too much on defense either, but that TB12 pick getting called back didn't help.

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I think whoever saw Wanda slipping noticed her sadness around her brother.  Since that person/entity couldn't bring her actual brother, they slipped through the multiverse to pull in another Pietro.

But I believe Monica stated it was Wanda in her head.
and Vision directly called her out on it.

Monica says, "It's all Wanda" and the rest of Wanda's actions seemed designed to lead the audience to think that she's in control.  She ejects Monica, repairs the walls, rewinds scenes, etc to suggest that she can manipulate this sandbox she's in.  Though the most recent episode pulls back on that quite a bit by having her explicitly state that she's not in control of every single person; although, she could've just been lying to Vision who was on to her at that point.

Anyway, my working theory now is that Agnes might be trying to resurrect the Infinity Stones.

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General Chat / Re: The COVID-19 Virus is Coming For Us All Thread
« on: February 08, 2021, 01:18:03 PM »
I don't know the circumstances from the second stimulus, but the first one was a tax credit.  So, you should be able to get it when filing your 2020 tax returns.

My parents and my brother have all gotten their first round of the vaccine because the site had extras and they just showed up for them.  While, I'm happy for my family, I'm also extremely jealous and a tad upset that my university has left us completely in the dark.

edit: I should add: "barring any phaseouts or other exclusions".  I remember when the first one hit, I knew I wouldn't get it because I hadn't filed my 2019 return thanks to the extension, but I could get it later because my income went down after going back to school midyear.

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Nintendo Gaming / Re: poll: How many Wii U ports have you double dipped on?
« on: February 06, 2021, 08:25:13 PM »
I don't have as many as I initially thought, but I do have a few that I'm not sure I had on Wii U.  I have Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, which is a #NoRegerts buy since that's one I've played a few times in person with people.  I also got Captain Toad after Walmart accidentally sold digital copies of the game for $4. 

That being said, I have Shantae, but I'm not sure if I had it on WiiU.  I also plan on getting 3D World +.

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Agnes is by far the most suspicious character now.  The encouragement of resurrecting the dog, the "Do you wanna take it from the top?", and Wanda using her powers right in front of her.  The show keeps pointing to her as something.  Perhaps the "she" that Norm was referring to wasn't Wanda?

Speaking of that scene, remember how in Infinity War, when ever Thanos used a stone, that stone's color showed up to represent the power of the stone?  Well, Vision used his powers on Norm in that scene with his fingers turning yellow, the color of the mind stone.  But the stone is gone, and we've seen Vision without it.  So, what gives?  Also, he did all that without Wanda knowing, so Wanda isn't puppetting him, so how is he functioning with his powers, but without the stone?

Anyway, I'm interested to see if Vision tries to reach the outside world since he seems to know something's up with the town and a message got in via email.

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Wondering if we’re gonna get a Modern Family/Big Bang Theory parody at some point.

I loved the shock at the end. Wanda is supposed to feature heavily in Multiverse of Madness, and this is the first time we’re getting a multiverse tie *and* a FOX X-Men tie in. Very exciting stuff.

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General Chat / Re: Official NFL Discussion: Great Googly Moogly
« on: January 31, 2021, 12:17:49 AM »
Gonna be really interesting to see what happens with Watson.  Was Houston already shopping him around?  I'm wondering if Stafford was the best trade available right at that moment, or if the Rams just wanted him more, or if Houston's asking price is that much higher.

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Administration / Re: Dear me from a week ago
« on: January 30, 2021, 11:06:05 PM »
Serves them right.

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I hope to see more references to the Blip in some of the other shows as that's a very MAJOR event in the MCU. It has to have affected everyone in some way. From watching loved ones disappear, to those very loved ones coming back and realizing they've missed 5 years, and don't even remember fading to dust. And I'm sure some people came back... different.
What do you mean by different? Some people knew they were turning to dust so I imagine that would freak out most people. I was under the impression based on Peter Parker's dialog when he reunites with Tony Stark that everyone who was blipped, came back thinking that just happened. Monica Rambeau briefly saw herself get un-dusted then kind of didn't know what was going on because she was sleeping when The Blip® happened. It's something to explore though I'm more interested in the aftermath of Endgame from both the perspective of those who lived through the last five years and those who returned to the world having to catch up.

I don't think we have a possible "Pet Cemetery" situation here, which is what I thought BnM was getting at, if not the Skrull thing.  Although, some people could have died in the chaos and got replaced by Skrulls or came back when they were blipped during a flight and. . .landed near a Skrull. I dunno if that would work though.

Speaking of Monica recovering pretty quickly, I also thought that was weird.  At first, I wondered if more time passed than I had thought, considering Wanda would need some time to set all this up, but I'm not really sure.  The people working in the hospital all kind of seemed to understand what was happening, which was a bit weird.  I didn't really believe people would be busily answering phones (as opposed to calling someone in a panic), nor do I think the one doctor would be able to calmly talk to Monica about what happened.

The Darcy Woo combo was pretty good. Both of them delivering separately and together.

I'm shipping them so hard.

Episode 4 was the best one so far. I'm going to need a Dr. Darcy Lewis/Agent Jimmy Woo miniseries, just solving mysteries. They play really well off each other.

Same. That chemistry is too good to pass up.

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I wonder if the whole "bee keeper" deal will turn out to be SWORD folks in special suits that are supposed to allow people to enter the reality relatively unaffected, but Wanda is still able to push them back out via her "rewind" ability even if the mind-altering properties are blocked.

I'm thinking it's like a hazmat suit or something and Wanda is projecting the bee keeper look on to it.

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Movies & TV / Re: HBO Max
« on: January 29, 2021, 12:28:41 AM »
Was that the first look at the new Space Jam just casually sneaked in there?

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Forgot one:


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Purge rules for that poster only sounds kinda fun.

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Nintendo Gaming / Re: Official Sales Thread
« on: January 24, 2021, 08:55:16 PM »
Are PS5s just collecting dust on Japanese shelves? I know it's pretty supply-constrained in the west, but those Japan numbers are really bad and make me think it's something more than Sony just shifting more units to western markets and worrying about Japan when they can get big software releases for that market.
I checked Amazon Japan and they are currently sold out of PS5's. I am not sure about physical retail locations.

While far from scientific, I personally assume that if certain things aren't on Amazon, they're probably in limited stock.  I'm kind of stuck assuming that Sony is shipping units to other markets and de-prioritizing Japan.  280K out of the what 3.5M units sold being in Japan feels like a pretty low percentage.  Too low to say that's not by design.

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and a subtle speculation being that the colorized SWORD copter I mentioned earlier in the bushes, may have been the entry vehicle of Monica Rambeau into the fantasy world

I really like this analysis.  The loud crashing noise the couple dealt with in the episode being explained by the tree was probably Wanda hoping for some simple explanation, while not being accepting that this town she's projecting over has been breached by a crashing helicopter.  She then decides that because the best her powers could do with the helicopter was turn it into a toy (that was in color), she had to adapt her world into something that wouldn't allow the toy to stand out, hence the shift to a 70s sitcom in technicolor.

Don't forget the Blood on the hand of the blonde girl that broke the glass. that was in color too.

As for the neighbors, Agnes and the Black man both know something.
I don't know the comics that well, but speculation is that Agnes is actually Agatha Harkness... not sure who the Black man would be, but him cutting through the brick wall and then wanting to tell Vision something when he was away from Wanda, and Agnes whispering something to stop him, let's me know they are both very aware of what's going on, but for some reason have to keep playing along.

The doctor was trying to leave town, but was confused as to how hard it was to do that.... but Geraldine/Monica found out how easy it is to get (thrown) out the hard way.
Wanda almost had a Carrie moment once Ultron was mentioned. and the frame skip reset of Vision when he started to question ****, almost had me rewind because I thought something happened to my stream. LOL

The blood is another good moment of showing Wanda's power over the town slipping.  She clearly had lost control with the radio of someone clearly trying to reach her.  Then she slips and the woman cuts her hand, something else unexpected, so more reality breaks through.

Interesting take on Agness.  I was thinking something was up with her because of the husband that's frequently referenced but never seen.  However, I'm not sure if I buy that both of them are in on whatever's going on, since they both had to be aware of the weirdness of the outsider.  They may also suspect something is wrong with the world around them.

The doctor being unable to leave town is hilarious.  There was also a moment where someone comments that no one leaves their small town, but idk if that was the same guy.

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Nintendo Gaming / Re: Official Sales Thread
« on: January 23, 2021, 06:39:29 PM »
Are PS5s just collecting dust on Japanese shelves? I know it's pretty supply-constrained in the west, but those Japan numbers are really bad and make me think it's something more than Sony just shifting more units to western markets and worrying about Japan when they can get big software releases for that market.

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and a subtle speculation being that the colorized SWORD copter I mentioned earlier in the bushes, may have been the entry vehicle of Monica Rambeau into the fantasy world

I really like this analysis.  The loud crashing noise the couple dealt with in the episode being explained by the tree was probably Wanda hoping for some simple explanation, while not being accepting that this town she's projecting over has been breached by a crashing helicopter.  She then decides that because the best her powers could do with the helicopter was turn it into a toy (that was in color), she had to adapt her world into something that wouldn't allow the toy to stand out, hence the shift to a 70s sitcom in technicolor.

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I think the neighbors felts something was off because she was an outsider.  If she managed to sneak into the town, then there wouldn't be a place for her, yet Wanda's powers kind of shoehorned her into the setting she's created for herself.

Articles online are claiming that Geraldine is Monica Rambeau as an adult now. Did I miss something in the episode to clarify this or did the casting reveal it somehow? Or are people just assuming?

I believe it was the casting.  I think she had been previously casted to play Monica in some future MCU thing, so her showing up here is causing people to draw the connection.

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Captain America Eyes Return To The MCU As Chris Evans Nears Deal To Reprise Role In Future Marvel Project
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Still vague if deal as completely closed but insiders say its headed in that direction for Evans to return as Steve Rogers aka Captain America in at least one Marvel property with the door open for a second film. Sources add it’s unlikely to be a new Captain America installment and more likely to be like what Robert Downey Jr. did after Iron Man 3, appearing in films like Captain America: Civil War and Spider-Man: Homecoming.

https://twitter.com/ChrisEvans/status/1349835808497229824?s=20

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The first one, when you take it in a historical context, is pretty dang amazing. 

That's fair.  The context does matter with a film like that.

Superman 2 is okay at best.  Those movies just don't really do much for me personally.

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The Superman movies are all pretty lackluster to me.

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I counter that with how Superman copes with a world around him that ages as he doesn't could make for interesting plot lines.  I think eventually he'd leave the planet as dealing with the JL and people in general would naturally frustrate him over the years.

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Nintendo Gaming / Re: Official Sales Thread
« on: January 06, 2021, 12:34:01 AM »
A new model can breath a lot of life into the console.  The new consoles may make it tough though.

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TalkBack / Re: Nintendo Acquires Next Level Games
« on: January 05, 2021, 11:30:10 PM »
LM3 and Srikers (GC) were good games to me, so I'm excited Nintendo decided to protect their relationship with that stuido.  If the majority shareholders were looking to sell, Next Level would've been an easy target for MS and others, even without a hot, original IP.  I also like the idea of Nintendo engaging in M&A activity in general.

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