Michael thorton

Michael Thorton Free

I'm a plain Holden Caulfield or a pretty Jimmy Hopkins, depending on what kind of nerd you are. (In a situation like mine, you can only think in metaphors...)

Recent Comments

  1. about 1 month ago on Rip Haywire

    Plastic explosives are odorless for the most part…certainly the composite family of which C4 is a member. And definitely PETN, RDX, and their love child, Semtex. So what is Rip supposed to be smelling?

    (Great-uncle was a brigadier in the Bangladesh Liberation War and I read a lot of Frederick Forsyth)

  2. about 2 months ago on JumpStart

    This is going in my paper on African-American comics…

  3. about 2 months ago on Breaking Cat News

    NEVER underestimate the value of a healer in your party, NO MATTER WHAT!

    Somebody’s got to patch you up when you get injured.

    Whether it’s tabletop or video gaming, SOMEBODY’S got to patch the team together when they get hurt.

    After all, even Team Fortress 2 and Call of Duty – every decent Call of Duty – have medics.

  4. about 2 months ago on Working Daze

    I wish I could laugh, but unfortunately this sort of behaviour is no longer the realm of the autistic alone…

  5. 3 months ago on The Academia Waltz

    Prophetic is the only word for this piece…

  6. 4 months ago on Working Daze

    That – and its notorious propensity towards malware, especially in India as a result of the Indo-Chinese Cold War – is the reason I avoid TikTok.

  7. 4 months ago on Frazz

    There’s a country song in panel 3’s lines, of that I’m quite sure

    And I’d trust in Shawn Colvin to lay it at your door

    Or maybe Kacey Musgraves, or another with the gift

    Since Britney and Madonna have enveloped Taylor Swift

  8. 5 months ago on Luann Againn

    Speaking as a pudgy, nerdy, long-haired South Indian video game and comic book researcher…

    …the leather jacket helps. (Which is why I have six.)

  9. 6 months ago on Ink Pen

    Then what does that say about me, who prefers sake, shochu and Japanese whisky, but nevertheless has enough of a palate to prefer proper Scottish ale over English, Indian, and American lagers? (With a predilection towards stout)

    And what does it say about the Campaign for Real Ale, the iconic consumer revolt of the 1970s that unintentionally became the first locavore movement in the world?

    Most importantly, what does it say about someone who can actually differentiate between ale and lager?

  10. 6 months ago on Working Daze

    How can you read the line “Knights of the Old Republic” and say that? Especially when the first lesbian in Star Wars originated in the first game?

    Or how can you disregard the role Mara Jade played in “Mysteries of the Sith”?

    Or Kreia? How can you disregard Kreia? “Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords” is a mother-daughter saga that rests on Kreia, especially if you follow the comics and novels to discover that the Jedi Exile was a woman all along.