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Biplane
Jul 18, 2005



thank you

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Zudgemud
Mar 1, 2009


Grimey Drawer

D-Pad posted:

LMAO wait until y'all get the emperor's name reveal in Saturnine

It must be Ea-Nasir.

Taerkar
Dec 7, 2002

kind of into it, really


Hugh Mann

Schadenboner
Aug 15, 2011

I MEAN, TURN OFF YOURE MONITOR, MIGTH EXPLAIN YOUR BAD POSTS, HOPE THIS HELPS?!

SardonicTyrant posted:

What the hell was the point of introducing them if they contributed nothing to the setting?

So I’ve never really read much of the HH series (Mechanicum a couple times and maybe parts of some others?), but this fundamentally is my feeling on the whole goddamn series. Even moreso than 40k, the Horus Heresy is a stasis-is-god situation.

Gravitas Shortfall
Jul 17, 2007

Utility is seven-eighths Proximity.


Zudgemud posted:

It must be Ea-Nasir.

Magnus should have just sent him an angry cuneiform tablet

Relevant Tangent
Nov 18, 2016

Tangentially Relevant



SardonicTyrant posted:

Let me see if I get this straight. The cabal are an ancient alien organization that wants Horus to win in a convoluted plan to kill Chaos. They introduce their big plan in Legion, it fails almost immediately by the next book, and the group dies after the Heresy.

What the hell was the point of introducing them if they contributed nothing to the setting?

some people like weird xenos nonsense

Fallen Hamprince
Nov 12, 2016



Immanentized posted:

I laughed because it was basically the neolithic version of "Jim"

I can understand why he didn’t go with ‘Emperor Thag’

Arcsquad12
Mar 4, 2013

I Love Satan


Taerkar posted:

Hugh Mann

Now that's a name I can trust!

Taerkar
Dec 7, 2002

kind of into it, really


Relevant Tangent posted:

some people like weird xenos nonsense

"Xenos did it" is the go to excuse of the Imperium.

Angry Lobster
May 16, 2011

Served with honor
and some clarified butter.


Relevant Tangent posted:

some people like weird xenos nonsense

Abnett likes to introduce new weird plot lines that don't go anywhere useful.

Duzzy Funlop
Jan 13, 2010


We real cool. We
Left school. We

Lurk late. We
Strike straight. We

Sing sin. We
Thin gin. We

Jazz June. We
Die soon.


ADB teasing again

Dick Trauma
Nov 30, 2007

God damn it, you've got to be kind.

Clapping Larry

There is no 40k character name dumber than Lion El'Jonson.

Ego-bot
Jul 8, 2007


Kinda surprised Leman Russ made it on to the pages instead of Wolfgang von Ironfrost or something.

pentyne
Nov 7, 2012
I POSTED ON SOMETHINGAWFUL AND ALL I GOT WAS THIS STUPID REDTEXT.


Ego-bot posted:

Kinda surprised Leman Russ made it on to the pages instead of Wolfgang von Ironfrost or something.

Is there any pattern to the naming? All the faux-latin high/low Gothic is the typical but then you get the more exotic names for the big name characters.

Plucky Brit
Nov 7, 2009

Swing low, sweet chariot


I'm always amused that a mini-empire clearly styled on classical Rome with names like Marneus and Aeonid is led by a man named Roboute Guilliman.

Hot Dog Day #82
Jul 5, 2003



Soiled Meat

Dick Trauma posted:

There is no 40k character name dumber than Lion El'Jonson.

That’s a good name for sure, but in my Opinion it doesn’t hold a candle to obiwan sherlock clousseau

pentyne
Nov 7, 2012
I POSTED ON SOMETHINGAWFUL AND ALL I GOT WAS THIS STUPID REDTEXT.


Hot Dog Day #82 posted:

That’s a good name for sure, but in my Opinion it doesn’t hold a candle to obiwan sherlock clousseau

Ghazghkull Mag Uruk Thraka

Noblesse Obliged
Apr 7, 2012



pentyne posted:

Is there any pattern to the naming? All the faux-latin high/low Gothic is the typical but then you get the more exotic names for the big name characters.

Lionel Johnson is the reason for The Lion i know that

Noblesse Obliged
Apr 7, 2012



Basically Moe Sislak names Primarchs every time he answers the phone at the bar

Improbable Lobster
Jan 6, 2012

What is the Matrix? We just don't know.



Buglord

pentyne posted:

Is there any pattern to the naming? All the faux-latin high/low Gothic is the typical but then you get the more exotic names for the big name characters.

All of them are pulled from difcerent themes and sources with no real rhyme or reason, like so much else of the RT era

Dick Trauma
Nov 30, 2007

God damn it, you've got to be kind.

Clapping Larry

Hot Dog Day #82 posted:

That’s a good name for sure, but in my Opinion it doesn’t hold a candle to obiwan sherlock clousseau

Hahaha what the gently caress is this? Elon Musk's next child?

Taerkar
Dec 7, 2002

kind of into it, really


pentyne posted:

Ghazghkull Mag Uruk Thraka

He deserves a better name than that.

Marin Karin
Jul 29, 2011

What are you, compared to my magnificence?


The biggest, meanest, most violent monster being named after Margaret Thatcher is really good, though.

MariusLecter
Sep 5, 2009

NI MUERTE NI MIEDO


Lion El'Jonson = Lion The Jonson.

The Jonson.

Guyver
Dec 5, 2006



Dick Trauma posted:

Hahaha what the gently caress is this? Elon Musk's next child?

mllaneza
Apr 28, 2007


Veteran, Bermuda Triangle Expeditionary Force, 1993-1952






First edition 40K was metal as gently caress. It's no surprise it took off as fast as it did.

mllaneza fucked around with this message at 00:57 on May 15, 2020

MariusLecter
Sep 5, 2009

NI MUERTE NI MIEDO


Is that the same inquisitor who wants to gently caress genestealers?

Dapper_Swindler
Feb 14, 2012

Shitposting 24/7 without regrets. my parents would be proud.



old old 40k is loving weird and great. its like those bad books where the assassins turns into a genestealer that has a vagina. its also interesting seeing stuff before the universe and lore are fully hammered out.

abrosheen
Oct 28, 2010



I've never seen this before, thanks for the uncontrollable laughing fit!

Arcsquad12
Mar 4, 2013

I Love Satan


MariusLecter posted:

Is that the same inquisitor who wants to gently caress genestealers?

No, that's Jaq Draco. And he doesn't want to gently caress genestealers, he wants to gently caress a genestealers furry.

Angry Lobster
May 16, 2011

Served with honor
and some clarified butter.


Ian Watson is a treasure.

Dick Trauma
Nov 30, 2007

God damn it, you've got to be kind.

Clapping Larry


It's taken me about five years to catch up to this thread but I'm glad I did.

Arbite
Nov 4, 2009

Our mare for President. The President who loses this war must buy himself and his counterpart custom titles of the winner's choice, and wear it for no less than a month. To the strongest



MariusLecter posted:

Lion El'Jonson = Lion The Jonson.

The Jonson.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lionel_Johnson

Waroduce
Aug 5, 2008


Never Forget!

quote:

Tyranid Terror
CHAPTER SIXTEEN
“We’re going in through its anus,” Biff whooped boisterously. Indeed. Indeed.
What else could that puckered sphincter be, in the white bony hull of the vast, gastropoidal alien
vessel?
The leviathan that loomed ahead seemed a cross between a nautilus and an omnivorous, spacefaring
snail. It was the length of a four-K asteroid, and almost as high where its shell spiralled
upward in a circuit of increasingly small osseous chambers. The shell was bleached chalky by aeons
of radiation.
Even as the armoured Fists, tightly packed into a stretched boarding torpedo, stared at the
forward view-screen in its mount of bronze bones, that sphincter pulsed.
It expelled a quick milky cloud, which the torpedo’s sensors assayed as consisting of bitter
liquid dregs, foul gas, and ashy debris—the fart of a leviathan…
“We’re ramming in through its arse!” Indeed.
As were other Fist-packed torpedoes, aimed at other orifices where the alien hull might prove
vulnerable…
dildo of space marines right up the rear end

quote:

A coccyx of bleached bone jutted into space, bearing the sphincter at its tip like a quartet of
triangular haemorrhoids clutched within bands of livid muscle. Where the heads of these scarlet
protuberances touched, a tiny hole still puffed acidic discharge.
The nose of the torpedo impacted rupturingly in that meatus, wrenching its tissue open,
burrowing deeper convulsively with thrusts of its jets as the Fists clung to stanchions.
The torpedo rocked as a shaped charge on the nose cone erupted, blasting a passageway ahead.
Swiftly the spring-loaded cone itself petalled open, becoming a fourfold hatch pressing fiercely
against the inner anal walls in the manner of a surgical dilator.

Gravitas Shortfall
Jul 17, 2007

Utility is seven-eighths Proximity.


SPACE MARINE is extremely good, yes.

Improbable Lobster
Jan 6, 2012

What is the Matrix? We just don't know.



Buglord

Yeah Space Marine and Inquisition War are both good and powerful

Biplane
Jul 18, 2005



forbidden deep lore

Taerkar
Dec 7, 2002

kind of into it, really


Waroduce posted:

Never Forget!

dildo of space marines right up the rear end

It's the required method of entry for any Fist chapter.

boredsatellite
Dec 7, 2013



So I heard people talking about how Apocalypse of the Space Marine Conquests stuff was a solid book and picked it up despite the poor title and generic looking cover


poo poo this is a pretty important book where it confirms the fact that Ecclesiarchy got its doctrine off a loyalist word bearer huh. Also the fact that he was channeling the Emperor to smite the demons as well


Very interested to see what they do with the characters in the future

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peanut-
Feb 17, 2004


Fun Shoe

Listened to the audiobook of that recently, highly recommended for both the lore and the extremely racist White Scars voices.

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