The first issue I ever bought was #162 (where Wolvie fights off the implanted brood hatchling), and then I ended up reading for the next ten years or so, at least, plus collecting the old Claremont/Byrne back issues. Very awesome stuff. I stopped sometime after #300, I was tiring of the constant changes to the characters that broke continuity or dragged things out unnecessarily.
(I recently started collecting the new Astonishing X-Men series, but stopped due to money... I am figuring they are releasing them all as compilations every so often, and it's cheaper to buy the books than the individual issues.)
btw, I have my avatars turned off much of the time... so I didn't notice Cyclops. Very cool, tho.
In many ways, my life has more resembled Morpheus.... and I see the same passivity there.. and the commitment to responsibility (and accompanying self-recrimination) regardless of the pain. I so much understand what it is like to be unable to make a firm break and instead subtly "setting things up" that events might conspire to make my decisions for me.And it's interesting how you chose Death over Dream. I also prefer the former. Though in reality, INTPs may be realistically closer to the Sandman, the persona of Death is an aspiration--epitome of the misery of death (an analogy of the coldness of the Ti) and yet there's an aspiration among us to be perky, like her.
But how I like to interact with people is more like Death. Low-key, quirky, kind, perceiving what's going on in the large scale, light encouragement laced with honesty.
mmmm... well, you're not supposed to EXPLAIN it.No, seriously, I just changed the topic to Death for the meantime because I wanna establish a connection with you as of the moment. *wink* *wink* Well, that's your cue on how I do things. LOL!
But note that that's how I make connections too: Instead of the flirty stuff, I usually try to find a common topic of interest, searching for something evocative to both of us. You think that might be more typical INTP behavior? It's definitely more mentally stimulating and builds a real sense of connection for me.
I can't begin to tell you how, when younger, I despised Small Talk. But unfortunately, you usually can't get into Deep Talk with anyone until you cross the Small Talk hurdle. And it does have its place.But yeah, you're right. Casual flirting is not an INTP thing. It's like, when you developed a certain degree of strong intuition, it would be pretentious to think that your sensory functions are stronger. And that's a bias that INTPs would tend to always have on chit chat interactions because they, often times, involve S.