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Forum: 40k Fluff   05-21-15, 03:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,244
Posted By SonOfStan
Damnation of Pythos was seriously beyond...

Damnation of Pythos was seriously beyond pointless. It did nothing whatsoever to advance the story of the HH, and was a terrible novel in its own right. As entertaining as the idea of Godzilla...
Forum: 40k Fluff   04-21-15, 09:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,266
Posted By SonOfStan
Exactly. And when you think about it, it's not...

Exactly. And when you think about it, it's not all that different from getting wiped out by Exterminatus every now and then, or getting caught up in anti-mutant riots or witch hunts in your Imperial...
Forum: 40k Fluff   04-19-15, 08:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,266
Posted By SonOfStan
I think the depiction of the Sanguinary Worlds'...

I think the depiction of the Sanguinary Worlds' culture in the Gaunt's Ghosts series sheds some interesting light on the subject of how Chaos worship affects Chaos armies. Even though they all openly...
Forum: 40k Fluff   11-26-13, 11:13 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,280
Posted By SonOfStan
You'd think the Tau would have created some kind...

You'd think the Tau would have created some kind of close-combat drone by now. If you can program a bunch of robots to zip around a battlefield and generally function in a tactically sound fashion...
Forum: 40k Fluff   10-13-13, 01:19 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,294
Posted By SonOfStan
In regards to how much of an issue our Earth's...

In regards to how much of an issue our Earth's myriad religions would pose for our assimilation into the Imperium...Did the Imperium (other than the Word Bearers) physically persecute religious...
Forum: Original Works   09-24-13, 12:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 498
Posted By SonOfStan
Noted. I'll keep on eye out for that in the...

Noted. I'll keep on eye out for that in the future.



Haha! I know. I thought about that as I was writing. I went ahead with it for two reasons. One, and most importantly, it's meant to...
Forum: Original Works   09-23-13, 06:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 498
Posted By SonOfStan
Thank you. The ending went through multiple...

Thank you. The ending went through multiple re-writes. I'm still not sure I'm satisfied with it.

Also, a bit part of my inspiration for this was the oil painting 'Vietnam Reflections.' If you've...
Forum: Original Works   09-22-13, 08:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 498
Posted By SonOfStan
The Memorial

The memorial was old, and almost no one came to this section of the Martyr's Plaza anymore. There were more interesting sights to see elsewhere. A few kilometers away the Obelisk of Champions had...
Forum: 40k Fluff   08-27-13, 12:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 956
Posted By SonOfStan
My understanding was that Marines weren't...

My understanding was that Marines weren't mind-scrubbed for dealing with Chaos...they're mind-scrubbed for dealing with the GKs.
Forum: Original Works   08-26-13, 01:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,321
Posted By SonOfStan
Enjoying what I'm reading so far. It's hard work...

Enjoying what I'm reading so far. It's hard work on my eyes to read on message boards like this, so I've been copying and pasting into Word to make it a little more digestible. :so_happy:
Forum: Original Works   08-26-13, 01:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 536
Posted By SonOfStan
Nice short, I liked the imagery your writing...

Nice short, I liked the imagery your writing evoked (especially the parting lava)
Forum: Original Works   08-26-13, 02:23 AM
Replies: 7
  Breach
Views: 648
Posted By SonOfStan
I'm actually working on something for that right...

I'm actually working on something for that right now. Thanks for the vote of confidence, I'd love to jump in. I also plan on heading over to check out some of your work as soon as I finish writing...
Forum: Original Works   08-26-13, 12:26 AM
Replies: 7
  Breach
Views: 648
Posted By SonOfStan
Thank you for your comments. Looking forward to...

Thank you for your comments. Looking forward to writing more here.
Forum: 40k Fluff   08-24-13, 07:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,113
Posted By SonOfStan
That magnificent bastard. That tactical geniu- ...

That magnificent bastard. That tactical geniu-




"If I see that fucking Warhound one more time..."
Forum: Original Works   08-24-13, 12:36 AM
Replies: 7
  Breach
Views: 648
Posted By SonOfStan
Breach

There are no more happy endings.

The forest across the canal loomed towards him. The worst ice storm Detroit had seen in a century had done its work well, transforming the entirety of the park...
Forum: 40k Fluff   08-23-13, 06:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,346
Posted By SonOfStan
I dunno man. We know he created the Marine's from...

I dunno man. We know he created the Marine's from the Primarch's genetic code, or something along those lines. I don't think that necessarily means he HAD to physically make the Primarchs. He could...
Forum: 40k Fluff   08-23-13, 12:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,346
Posted By SonOfStan
So the Emperor creates the Primarchs, and...

So the Emperor creates the Primarchs, and immediately starts lying to them. If CoTE is right (and it's a pretty sound theory) the reason the Emperor didn't tell them the truth about Chaos was because...
Forum: Roleplay Threads   08-08-13, 12:30 AM
Replies: 42
  [Recruitment] No Sorrow for the Lost
Views: 2,789
Posted By SonOfStan
For what it's worth, I don't care at all. I can...

For what it's worth, I don't care at all. I can imagine that there are plenty of children raised by extremely religious parents in the Imperium, and it'll give Xayvier someone to relate to. It might...
Forum: 40k Fluff   08-03-13, 12:21 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,622
Posted By SonOfStan
I'm honestly glad that 40k isn't any more...

I'm honestly glad that 40k isn't any more depressing. I don't want to read 'Game of Thrones in Space' (although it'd be interesting if Martin wrote for the HH, if only to find out that Horus and...
Forum: Roleplay Threads   07-24-13, 11:55 PM
Replies: 42
  [Recruitment] No Sorrow for the Lost
Views: 2,789
Posted By SonOfStan
Fiiiiixed the background portion, somehow I ended...

Fiiiiixed the background portion, somehow I ended up weaving that into the 'Personality' section without noticing. That's what happens when you're worried about jumping in too late haha. :biggrin:
...
Forum: Roleplay Threads   07-22-13, 08:03 PM
Replies: 42
  [Recruitment] No Sorrow for the Lost
Views: 2,789
Posted By SonOfStan
Not too late to join in, I hope. Name:...

Not too late to join in, I hope.

Name: Xayvier Emke

Age: 15

Appearance: Short for his age, Xayvier is still fit and strong as the son of a farmer. He wears glasses which, when combined with...
Forum: Off Topic   07-22-13, 07:28 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 4,893
Posted By SonOfStan
Correct me if I'm wrong...but doesn't 'Stand Your...

Correct me if I'm wrong...but doesn't 'Stand Your Ground' only apply if you actually have the ability to retreat?

For example: Someone is coming at you with a knife, and you shoot them, even...
Forum: 40k Fluff   07-21-13, 11:06 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,435
Posted By SonOfStan
I guess the question then would be how exactly...

I guess the question then would be how exactly one defines what a god is. Like Lorgar said, the Emperor is a god in the sense that there is absolutely no other Human that comes remotely close to him...
Forum: Off Topic   07-21-13, 03:30 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 4,893
Posted By SonOfStan
That isn't a 'point' at all. It's as silly as the...

That isn't a 'point' at all. It's as silly as the damn 'What if George Zimmerman had of offered Trayvon Martin a ride to get out of the rain?' tweet that everyone keeps resposting on Facebook. George...
Forum: 40k Fluff   07-21-13, 03:12 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,435
Posted By SonOfStan
The question really is, what exactly is the...

The question really is, what exactly is the Emperor, and what are the limits of his power? Calling the guy a super-psyker is really kind of an understatement. I'm not sure whether the whole 'Shamans...
Forum: Off Topic   07-19-13, 12:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 290
Posted By SonOfStan
I work in Detroit, and I for one am pretty...

I work in Detroit, and I for one am pretty excited. Now that they've filed for bankruptcy it's only a matter of time before Detroit completely falls to pieces and becomes some sort of fabled Lost...
Forum: Television and Movies   07-16-13, 11:28 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,107
Posted By SonOfStan
I couldn't help thinking to myself "the Masters...

I couldn't help thinking to myself "the Masters are some kind of alien race inhabitating the Webway, the Kaiju are daemons, and Jaeger tech is what eventually leads to the creation of Titans" when...
Forum: Off Topic   10-29-12, 08:00 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 6,857
Posted By SonOfStan
I always find it funny when people tell me that...

I always find it funny when people tell me that Mitt Romney is a religious nut, or that he wants to abolish women's rights (although how the murder of a fetus came to be viewed as a 'right' has...
Forum: 40k Fluff   08-30-12, 01:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,540
Posted By SonOfStan
So I wasn't too far off, haha. I guess it could...

So I wasn't too far off, haha. I guess it could be compared to the way the Legions viewed the Warp prior to the Heresy; full of predatory creatures, without necessarily understanding that they are...
Forum: 40k Fluff   08-28-12, 03:01 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,540
Posted By SonOfStan
So at this point, are we honestly saying that...

So at this point, are we honestly saying that every time an IG regiment comes into contact with Chaos forces, that they're summarily executed? That every time Chaos Marines raid a planet, anyone who...
Forum: 40k Fluff   08-27-12, 03:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,540
Posted By SonOfStan
The fact that the average Imperial citizen knows...

The fact that the average Imperial citizen knows jack-all is what makes me sort of confused about why the Inqusition was so concerned with what the people on Armageddon saw. I mean, it's not like...
Forum: Off Topic   07-30-12, 04:21 AM
Replies: 63
  Romney
Views: 2,982
Posted By SonOfStan
Biggest 'empire maker?' What 'empire' are you...

Biggest 'empire maker?' What 'empire' are you talking about? Iraq is being totally run by the Iraqis. I'm sitting three feet away from a bunch of Afghan Army douchebags who are pretty happy about our...
Forum: 40k Fluff   07-29-12, 02:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 793
Posted By SonOfStan
I don't know...the questions of what the Emperor...

I don't know...the questions of what the Emperor could see of the future, and how exactly he wanted things to play out, are still yet to be answered. For all we know, the Golden Throne is all part of...
Forum: 40k Fluff   07-29-12, 02:42 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,740
Posted By SonOfStan
I vaguely remember a throwaway story from the...

I vaguely remember a throwaway story from the 13th Black Crusade...something about a Thousand Sons Marine who suddenly feels guilty after a few thousand years of villainy, and decides to ram his...
Forum: 40k Fluff   07-29-12, 02:30 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 16,547
Posted By SonOfStan
I would imagine Draigo would be the only Human...

I would imagine Draigo would be the only Human that would really stand a chance...as he certainly seems to be the most capable Human warrior in existence that isn't sitting on a Golden Throne. And,...
Forum: Off Topic   07-28-12, 05:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 610
Posted By SonOfStan
Yeah, Zimmerman is a huge racist. Which is...

Yeah, Zimmerman is a huge racist. Which is probably why him and his wife mentored several black teenagers over the years. I mean, what better way to understand the people you hate then hanging out...
Forum: Off Topic   07-20-12, 06:00 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,151
Posted By SonOfStan
I'm not a Rush fan, but I don't think we're...

I'm not a Rush fan, but I don't think we're reading his comments correctly.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/blog/watercooler/2012/jul/16/picket-obama-camp-miscasts-batman-characters-romne/

I...
Forum: Off Topic   07-20-12, 05:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 610
Posted By SonOfStan
Yeah, but if he had of said, "Yes, I regret...

Yeah, but if he had of said, "Yes, I regret shooting Trayvon," then I suppose the prosecution could turn around and ask, "Why do you regret it, if it was justified self-defense?"

I don't know what...
Forum: Off Topic   03-27-12, 06:51 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,813
Posted By SonOfStan
Haha, it wouldn't be funny if I explained it!...

Haha, it wouldn't be funny if I explained it! :biggrin:

Not gonna lie though, I wish I had of bought stock in Hesco before the war started. Those things are eeeeeeverywhere.
Forum: Off Topic   03-25-12, 03:09 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,813
Posted By SonOfStan
In my opinion, if they find Bates guilty, and if...

In my opinion, if they find Bates guilty, and if they determine that PTSD wasn't a valid part of what happened, then they should execute him. Heck, even if what he did WAS an 'accident' by reason of...
Forum: 40k Fluff   01-29-12, 10:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,483
Posted By SonOfStan
Exactly my point. :grin: That's why I don't think...

Exactly my point. :grin: That's why I don't think it's a huge deal to sort of fill in the gaps during conversations like this.



Yeah, totally forgot the point about bolters not having recoil....
Forum: 40k Fluff   01-27-12, 07:14 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,483
Posted By SonOfStan
What I think you're forgetting is that the IG are...

What I think you're forgetting is that the IG are utilizing technology that they don't understand...based off of technology developed tens of thousands of years from now. Standard Template Construct,...
Forum: 40k Fluff   01-27-12, 04:45 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,483
Posted By SonOfStan
I certainly think that we can make some logical...

I certainly think that we can make some logical inferences in regards to IG technology. Let's face it, we have to make logical inferences all the time when it comes to 40k (sometimes to the point of...
Forum: 40k Fluff   01-24-12, 05:38 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,483
Posted By SonOfStan
Yeah, except in the Imperial Guard, the NCOs are...

Yeah, except in the Imperial Guard, the NCOs are actually authorized to do stuff like that, and it isn't an exaggeration.
Forum: 40k Fluff   01-19-12, 02:25 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 12,110
Posted By SonOfStan
I think we have to assume that the boltguns used...

I think we have to assume that the boltguns used by the Imperial guard, and the boltguns used by Space Marines, are firing in entirely different calibers. The weapon mechanics will be the same, and...
Forum: 40k Fluff   01-19-12, 01:28 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 12,110
Posted By SonOfStan
I've never shot a 14 year old boy. I've seen...

I've never shot a 14 year old boy. I've seen plenty of older males shot by M4s and M249s, and not once have I ever seen a SINGLE ROUND cause enough trauma to cause dismemberment. I don't have to be...
Forum: 40k Fluff   01-18-12, 05:36 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 12,110
Posted By SonOfStan
A 5.56mm round by itself can absolutely not 'blow...

A 5.56mm round by itself can absolutely not 'blow someone's arm off.' That is simply not factually correct; the odds of it happening are so low as to be statistically impossible. A 7.62mm round might...
Forum: 40k Fluff   01-17-12, 09:03 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 12,110
Posted By SonOfStan
Yeah. "Children discuss strategy, professionals...

Yeah. "Children discuss strategy, professionals discuss logistics." Being able to give a soldier seven batteries, and knowing that he'll never, ever need an ammo resupply...I can't even begin to...
Forum: 40k Fluff   01-16-12, 01:57 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 12,110
Posted By SonOfStan
.50 caliber API rounds are more then capable of...

.50 caliber API rounds are more then capable of absolutely wrecking modern-day tank armor. To suggest that an average Ork wouldn't be killed when properly fired upon by a .50 caliber system is to...
Forum: 40k Fluff   01-16-12, 01:35 PM
Replies: 401
Views: 26,944
Posted By SonOfStan
Honestly, I think the old Necrons were a bit on...

Honestly, I think the old Necrons were a bit on the boring side. The new fluff turns them into actual characters, rather then just mindless automatons. I'm not a massive fan of the C'tan fluff, but...
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