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Constrictor

I had jumped the gun on my first submission: Constrictor. But that was before I knew how to use Templates. (And as good as your Help pages are, it still was a bit esoteric for me but I figured it out!) Now I'm okay with re-doing the the submission using the template, but I can't access the info. If it's possible, I'll gladly re-enter the info using a template, but I think I'll need permissions or send me the link or something. If it's too much trouble or whatever, don't worry about it. I'm sure there are other more pressing needs. Thanks for all your help, editors!

I don't really know how, but there are a few people that could help you with that. sononsj 16:07, 20 April 2006 (EDT)

http://www.freewebs.com/oldschoolavatars/constrictor.txt There you go! :) cactusrob 16:43, 20 April 2006 (EDT)

Here' your info... Copy this and repost it. -- IRISH4869 02:53, 21 April 2006 (EDT)

Thanks, everybody! I've re-submitted it with proper template formatting, and even caught a few errors in the process. --Danny Waah! 03:16, 21 April 2006 (EDT)


Mojo Magic

Why is Mojo categorized in Magic. --Viper 19:50, 4 May 2006 (EDT)

Check the abilities-- he's been attributed magic powers in some of his appearances (and it makes sense, with Spiral having magic abilities as well) --Danny Waah! 20:20, 4 May 2006 (EDT)

Ok, just curious --Viper 21:42, 4 May 2006 (EDT)

Bio Text

I've read some of the text in the bios you've created, and well... they're pretty good, could you do me a favor and write texts for the bios lacking (Bullseye, Thor, etc...) , as I don't have the time at the moment. --Viper 16:25, 7 May 2006 (EDT)

Thanks! Of course I take requests, I say, shaking the tip jar nonchalantly. I like going through the Marvel Universe:Wanted page, since it's obvious where there's a need. Is there another list or something? Or should I just visit the Stub page more often? --Danny Waah! 18:28, 7 May 2006 (EDT)\

Check out the stubs category as well as both wanted pages, why there are 2 is unbeknown to me. --Viper 21:02, 7 May 2006 (EDT)

Ka-Zar

I don't know what everyone else'll say, but there's more than one Ka-Zar, and I don't think a re-direct to Kevin Plunder would be good if you're talking about the other guy. sononsj 11:39, 20 May 2006 (EDT)

True, but in the Ka-Zar (Kevin Plunder) file, there is a special note on the bottom with links to the other Ka-Zar. I made the redirect because there was an empty Ka-Zar link on the Wanted pages. A quick search shows that Archangel, Magneto, and Barbarus currently link to the empty "Ka-Zar" page, so I adjusted those links. Now, there shouldn't be any originating pages so visitors get dumped to an empty page. (But that doesn't solve later contributors for making the same mistake.) Shrug. I'll leave my revisions un-approved maybe? I, too, don't know what everyone else'll say. --Danny Waah! 12:48, 20 May 2006 (EDT)

The current Ka-Zar everyone knows and loves should be under Ka-Zar (Kevin Plunder). The 1930's Ka-Zar should be Ka-Zar(David Rand). Stuart created a disambiguous page now under simply Ka-Zar to clear things up. As for links, if we see incorrect links, we should try to edit the links to point to the appropriate Ka-Zar.--MikeFichera 00:22, 21 May 2006 (EDT)

S.H.I.E.L.D. and Hydra

Hi Danny, S.H.I.E.L.D. and Hydra: Yes, we can add them to the style guides. I know it's a big pain, but it's not a critical error. I can do a search across the site to find the corrections. I know HYDRA was often capitalized in the past, but there was no acronym to it, and recent editorial decisions have been to decap it.--MikeFichera 10:43, 31 May 2006 (EDT)

Well, maybe in this age of netiquette, no one really says Hydra unless they shout it: HYDRA! It makes the profiles read more dramatically. Wolverine walked into an army of HYDRA! Or maybe it's about time that Marvel started an acronym. How about "Hordes Yielding Destruction and Racial Advancement" or "Hardly Yearning for Dead and Resurrected Administrators"? --Danny Waah! 18:20, 31 May 2006 (EDT)

Civil War

y be on ironmans side i prefer him to cap but he belives in the registration act p.s. dont you just love how millar wrote it.---Danny

Well, you answered your own question, I think. I think I believe in the registration act. Although I should point out that I support it as a reader. If I were a citizen in the Marvel Universe, I’m not sure if I would support it or not. As a reader, I’ve found most of the arguments for Captain America’s side are either A) “Non-registering has always worked before, so why change,” or B) “the government will have all this classified information and that would fall into the wrong hands too easily.” Neither of these are good arguments, because A) having registered heroes can make for good stories and introduce all kinds of new things we haven’t seen before, and B) the “wrong hands” can just as easily find such information if the storyteller wanted to do it anyway. But overall, when one of the Marvel editors commented that registering would, in effect, be like the Old West, when authorities deputized the formerly-rogue gunmen into legal, legitimate marshals, I got the picture of a superhero slamming a villain down and flashing a badge while making an arrest. That sounds pretty cool to me. --Danny Waah! 03:26, 25 June 2006 (EDT)

i realy wouldent like the registration act realy and as caps going against the act hel be clased as villan because hes against the govorment i perfer ironman as a characture--Danny

Danny (wahh), you almost had me convinced to go pro-registration. But then I remembered that Registration would also be like Prohibition. People would still be doing hero-work, but now they would be doing it ilegally. Your point would only be valid if every haro agreed to go with registration. Plus, like Spider-Man said, heroes would be told what to do, who to save, and there would be many crimes the gov. wouldn´t know about and therefore they wouldn´t always send someone to help. You´re right that writers could still reveal heroes´ identities if they wanted to, but with Registration they would have bigger excuses to do so. user:sononsj

Exactly. Think of how many stories have been born from the conflict of Prohibition-- Eliot Ness, Al Capone, Chicago mobsters, etc. We wouldn't have a whole gangster genre without it. So as a *reader*, having the people *still* doing hero-work would create that interesting conflict that would be exciting to read about. Someone like Batman (yeah, yeah, it's DC) would become even MORE feared because you'd never see him coming. And then imagine the interaction when a Superman (pro-reg, obviously) would be forced to work with such a Batman. Some cool stories will result, absolutely. --Danny Waah! 11:45, 17 July 2006 (EDT)

The only problem with your Batman comment is that Batman isn't super-powered, he's already an illegal vigilante. Either way, my opinion is that, like the Wild West, you'd end up with heroes abusing their legitimate power. Similar to the 2099 storylines, when Doom gave authority to both Ghost Rider (2099) and Punisher (2099), and they went nuts until they were taken out of power. In my opinion, super heroes are most effective when they are autonomous individuals that do what's right, because it's right. And the rest of the super-powered people need to be kept in checked by the ones that do the right thing. PseudoSherlock 12:58, 17 July 2006 (EDT)

My Batman example is still valid-- just substitute Moon Knight or someone with powers and the concepts are still the same. And the 2099 storylines could happen, sure, but it's unfair to say that it would happen with every case. That's the problem with these blanket "what ifs" scenarios-- they are only *kinds* of stories that can be told, and are not absolutes. In fact, they could be told without the Registration act if a writer wanted to, so arguing like that is moot, the debate field is leveled. If anything, these and many more kinds of stories will be more likely to happen *with* the Registration, which reinforces my point that Registration is an effective storytelling tool. Should superheroes do what's right because it's right? Of course! With Registration, "What's Right" will now be legitimized. After all, "What's Right" for the Punisher isn't what's right morally, and Registration can help delineate that.--Danny Waah! 14:12, 17 July 2006 (EDT)

Of course, and (I think you're already saying) it's all up to the individual writer. So there's no way to say "in this other comic it happened this way, so it HAS to." And the genius thing about the Civil War is that it gets people talking, and in the end (like most political issues), no one will find a true solution. But in the interest of debate, my main concern would be who is deciding "what is right?" Unfortunately, the American government is not perfect, and frequently what they decide should be law is based on the interests of rich people and powerful lobbies, rather than common sense and a human, moral compass. So I would be wary seeing super heroes controlled by the government's definition of "right." I'd much rather trust someone like Captain America to do what is best for the country in even the smallest situations. PseudoSherlock 15:24, 17 July 2006 (EDT)

Hey, it is getting people talking, isn't it! :) But since you're arguing that the government should decide what's right, I have to ask-- isn't that what they are already doing? I mean, the government says it's wrong to rob banks, snatch purses, and try to take over Manhattan. That's the "what's right" that legitimatly Registrated heroes will be crime-fighting. How is it any different than what most heroes are doing already? Punisher, to return to his example, may be classified as a "hero" by Marvel.com, but within the Marvel Universe itself, he's not a hero at all, but a deadly vigilante. In another example, when making his profile, I was reminded of Nighthawk (Kyle Richmond)'s psychic vision that he breifly had-- where he was taking out "criminals" before they could ever commited a crime. But what happened to innocent until proven guilty? In other words, it shouldn't be up to the individual hero to determine what's right-- it should be up to the representative government. (Which returns us to the old "but the governement is corrupt" arguement, which, again, is up to the individual writer, which makes that not an arguement at all as I discussed above. So really, when it comes down to it, Registration is a storytelling tool that won't really change much if you think about it, but only offers MORE storytelling possibilites. --Danny Waah! 16:50, 17 July 2006 (EDT)

I agree, it will offer some interesting storytelling possibilities. Although I will be sad to see so many of my beloved heroes become vigilantes like the Punisher. Though I like the Punisher, he belongs as a vigilante. And in many ways I agree with him, I feel like the law ISN'T doing enough to catch criminals, which is why he goes above it. I'm tempted to get into the huge issue of the basis of our country, and why I feel it doesn't allow us perfect justice, but that might be too much for here. Long story, short, I don't think the government should have control of SO many heroes, in the comics. I think that it will create and control some anyway, but if they control them all, we're just going to have one giant police force. Plus, it will start degrading the individual morals of each hero. Say the FF aren't interested in killing anyone, but the government says "go pick up that villain, bring him to us to be electrocuted." Will they all have to lay down their individual morals to be government puppets? That seems wrong to me. But I do see why the government wouldn't like the current situation, because then you basically have a bunch of people who ARE the Law, creating their own rules, and enforcing them. But I think it'll get ugly if their autonomy is taken away. PseudoSherlock 17:03, 17 July 2006 (EDT)

Citizen V (John Watkins III)

The Citizen V that you wrote the profile (and pictured) for is the wrong Citizen V. The prfile you wrote was for Citizen V (John Watkins). Citizen V (John Watkins III) is the grandson of Citzen V (John Watkins). I moved it to the correct version.


As I'm in the process of uploading all my Citizen V info, I probably would have caught that. But good lookin' out! ;) --Danny Waah! 12:59, 30 June 2006 (EDT)


Mutant Force

Sorry to wander in and change stuff, but I was curious what all the new teams were that you were adding, and when I read Mutant Force's I noticed that you left a parenthesis floating at the end of the member list, and you referred to Magneto as "the Magneto." Obviously, just mistakes made when you transferred the info from elsewhere. I promise that I'm not just following you around to nitpick. :) Oh, and I'm REALLY glad someone finally put up a Guardians of the Galaxy profile. I read them a couple times when I was much younger, and I was always dismayed to see that no one ever put one up. I certainly don't know enough to... PseudoSherlock 16:25, 13 July 2006 (EDT)

No problem. I was debating whether or not to make the Resistants a separate profile from Mutant Force, since in my original files there's only one profile: Mutant Force. But the Wanted pages listed the Resistants, plus it's somewhat timely with all the Civil War stuff going on, so I split my original profile into two. Obviously, in the editing process, something got wrongly snipped. Good lookin' out. (And you're welcome about the Guardians of the Galaxy, my profile of which got changed dramatically when I combined it with info gleaned from the OHOTUM: Alternate Universes 2005. Check that out for more detailed information. --Danny Waah! 16:32, 13 July 2006 (EDT)

Yeah, the Resistants profile was definitely good timing! I actually had to look at it twice before I realized it wasn't something to do with the Civil War. I was confused when I saw that the picture was older, but then I read: "MUTANT Registration Act." Anyway, keep up the good work! PseudoSherlock 17:24, 13 July 2006 (EDT)

Congratulations!

Hey, congratulations on your 150 profiles! Keep up the good work. :) PseudoSherlock 06:53, 19 July 2006 (EDT)

Thanks. It was actually 151 because I forgot to list Zzzax, but who's counting ;) --Danny Waah! 13:24, 19 July 2006 (EDT)

Images

By the way, I wanted to say that I really like your custom images. If you have any spare time, and can go through my created bio list to pick out some of the major guys to give them images, I would be immensely grateful. Guys like Klaw, Blastaar, or Dragon Man. I could just upload pictures from the comics, but I've not bothered because everyone else (especially you) does such a better job of making images. PseudoSherlock 08:29, 2 August 2006 (EDT)

Thanks! I like doing the images, but I'm more likely to do them for the profiles I'm working on right now and, to a lesser extent, the stubs that are missing them. Although they're easy, they do take time. Rest assured, I'll probably get around to them at some point. --Danny Waah! 19:46, 2 August 2006 (EDT)

Ok, no problem. I figured you weren't going to drop everything and tidy up every last profile I've ever done. :) But, just a heads up, most of mine don't have images. Anyway, keep up the good work! PseudoSherlock 07:18, 3 August 2006 (EDT)

Etc.

Thanks for the update on Quasimodo, though I was saddened to see (what I expected), that you took him out of the Horror Category. Oh well, bye-bye classics. Anyway, I was also curious (not to drag you into the discussion on DragynWulf's page), do you naturally write with one or two spaces after a period? I ask, because you're obviously older than the current Computer Generation, and your profile mentions that you're a teacher; so you must have at least SOME opinion on it. If you don't mind mentioning it... Though, before it seems like I'm encouraging conflict, I am now resigned to using a single space after periods, online. (Though a person may notice that my messages aren't formatted that way...oh well, I'm trying) PseudoSherlock 14:30, 4 August 2006 (EDT)

No problem. I seem to remember him making another appearance after his Iron Man-coma, but I don't have the info with me. And I'm older than a Computer Generation? Who names their generation the Computer Generation? Scoff! I was taught two spaces, but have long since heard that one space is appropriate. Even Microsoft Word grammar check (grammar does end in -ar, BTW) will flag the double-spaces. But I don't think it really matters. --Danny Waah! 16:24, 4 August 2006 (EDT)

Ha! "Computer Generation" was my off-the-cuff description of people who were born once computers and computer-use was the norm. I was born JUST before it, as computers were a novelty in my elementary school, but were normal by the time I was in high school. Anyway, I just wanted to hear someone say "I was taught two spaces." And I also read the Word might complain, but mine doesn't, and I even looked for something that would auto-correct it down to one, to no avail. :( PseudoSherlock 16:45, 4 August 2006 (EDT)

By the way, as my earlier post here implies, I thought you took off my Horror category on Quasimodo. But I see that BOTH the changes I made aren't there (including fixing the annuals he was from to the correct ones). So I'm assuming the whole revision didn't get approved properly, by me, and so I re-did it. If you DID take the Horror Category off, I apologize, and feel free to drop it again... PseudoSherlock 09:10, 5 August 2006 (EDT)

Sigh...I see. PseudoSherlock 12:22, 7 August 2006 (EDT)

Scourge!

Thank you for finally putting up a Scourge bio! I was beginning to think that no one ever was. I kept running into him while writing bios, and I remember him from reading the old Marvel Handbook of the Deceased. But I didn't know enough to actually write a bio, so I'm ecstatic that you finally did. Thank you! PseudoSherlock 15:23, 11 August 2006 (EDT)

Congrats 200!

Congratulations on your 200th profile! --Lonesome Pinky 11:36, 12 October 2006 (EDT)

Corrupt image?

For some reason, I can't see Image:Bgrimm1.jpg, which you uploaded. Does it work for you? If not, you might want to upload it again. --Lonesome Pinky 16:31, 1 January 2007 (CST)

It doesn't work for me. A few of my initial images failed to work after a few weeks at Marvel.com. (Justin Hammer was the other perpetually broken one.) Not sure why. I don't have the file myself, so if you or someone else wants to jump in before I have time to get around to making anew one, feel free. --Danny Waah! 19:05, 3 January 2007 (CST)

I have no scanner, unfortunately. One of these days I'll buy one. --Lonesome Pinky 19:21, 3 January 2007 (CST)

It's done just wanted you to know. --Wezqu 14:17, 4 March 2007 (EST)