Yesterday I was playing Star Wars the Old Republic with my nephew. He is 7 years old, and better than me at it. It's a good time, we get on Skype and talk while we kill critters and take their stuff. Works out well, because it gives his father time to mow the lawn and whatnot, while his 4 yr old triplet brother and sisters take a nap and his mother does mother stuff around the house.
Anyhow, he is an Avengers fanatic, so I told him about the Marvel Superheroes game I played with Zak Smith
the night before and how fun it was. I told him I played the Hulk, and
some of the other guys who played with me. When I got to Dr. Strange
he says to me, with absolute total surety and confidence:
Matt: "Dr. Strange is DC, not Marvel."
Me: "Really? I didn't know that."
Matt: "Yup. DC. Look out for the Imperials over there."
Me: "Don't ever say shit Matt."
Matt: "Mm hmm."
In the meantime I'm thinking that his father and I are like Ralphie's
Dad in the Christmas Story fighting the furnace, and if he says shit we
should be happy if that's all he repeats.
So I Googled it today and it turns out Dr. Strange is Marvel. But
goddamn, do I have a geek in training or what? At age 7 no less. :)
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