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@  tffan01 : (24 August 2016 - 11:08 AM)

Look, oirignal Marvel Transformers takes place in the same universe as G I Joe and G I Joe takes place in the same universe as G2, which makes G2 the true canon ending.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (24 August 2016 - 11:07 AM)

And it's not like anyone would argue that Rebirth wasn't actually the fourth season of the Sunbow cartoon entirely based on the lack of Ramirez and Old Snake.

@  tffan01 : (24 August 2016 - 11:07 AM)

No you don't get it, I'm not saying RG1 is "less true" because G I Joe doesn't show up.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (24 August 2016 - 10:54 AM)

Also, it's set decades later and earth was wrecked. Surely you don't need an explanation of why the Joes don't show up.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (24 August 2016 - 10:53 AM)

None of that makes RG1 less "true".

@  tffan01 : (24 August 2016 - 10:41 AM)

How is it odd? G I joe and Transformers are canonically in the same continuty. Marvel Transformers continuity is a shared universe. G I Joe is canon and they had a crossover with G2, which makes it canon too, simple as that.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (24 August 2016 - 09:30 AM)

an odd thing to say, surely.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (24 August 2016 - 09:30 AM)

If you haven't read them, picking one over the other because of the presence of G.I. Joes is just

@  tffan01 : (24 August 2016 - 09:24 AM)

Also even though it's not officially published, I believe Alignment is canon since it was referenced in Ask Vector Prime and Allspark Almanac.

@  tffan01 : (24 August 2016 - 09:22 AM)

I don't have an opinion on neither G2 or RG1 since I didn't read them.

@  Dracula : (24 August 2016 - 07:54 AM)

G2 was kind of miserable but even that is preferable to RG1.

@  tffan01 : (24 August 2016 - 07:14 AM)

I don't think RG1 is the true ending to the Marvel because G. I Joe was in the same continuity as Transformers and they had a crossover with G2, not RG1 (obviously RG1 didn't exist back then). So G2/Alignment is the true ending.

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 August 2016 - 02:20 AM)

Why do you hate yourself?

@  LBD "Nyt... : (24 August 2016 - 12:45 AM)

I still need to read everything after Vol. 1 of RG1...

@  Telly : (23 August 2016 - 11:47 PM)

i really wouldve liked to see rg1 pick up where the marvel run left off (or just a couple years after), instead of jumping 20 years. i wanna see how shit went down on earth

@  Dracula : (23 August 2016 - 09:54 PM)

After RG1, I'd just as soon have nobody ever touch the marvel continuity again

@  MEDdMI : (23 August 2016 - 08:46 PM)

I would like a dancing/rhythm game called Rhythms of Darkness, but not necessarily Marvel related.

@  Bass X0 : (23 August 2016 - 07:42 PM)

I'd like a Rhythms of Darkness mini-series from IDW following on from the Marvel issue detailing the events that happened in that continuity after the issue ended. The Marvel movie adaptation and The Big Broadcast of 2006 would take place in the same continuity.

@  Telly : (23 August 2016 - 01:21 AM)

someone must think you need another set

@  OrionPax44 : (23 August 2016 - 12:08 AM)

All I keep getting is the add for the FP Stunticon set I already own

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (22 August 2016 - 11:51 PM)

A tactical shortcoming.

@  MEDdMI : (22 August 2016 - 08:54 PM)

I frequently get ones for hot Asian women. I guess they're not doing their research.

@  Bass X0 : (22 August 2016 - 03:30 PM)

Most of my targeted ads are for things I just recently bought, which seems redundant

@  BScorpinok75 : (22 August 2016 - 12:47 AM)

:o

@  Defensis Prime : (21 August 2016 - 11:15 PM)

Okay, see, this is not his fault--

@  ShadowMan024 : (21 August 2016 - 09:46 PM)

Whoa. Sugar rush...

@  ShadowMan024 : (21 August 2016 - 09:46 PM)

DON'T TALK TO ME! DON'T TALK TO ME, CRIMINAL!

@  Paladin : (21 August 2016 - 08:16 PM)

they ate the whole plate. the WHOLE Plate.

@  ShadowMan024 : (21 August 2016 - 05:35 PM)

GRANMAMA DRINK YO PRUNE JUICE

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 August 2016 - 04:05 PM)

Who?

@  tffan01 : (21 August 2016 - 03:39 PM)

Yeah they were awesome.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (21 August 2016 - 03:37 PM)

Anyone wish Maggie and Glenn from the first movie would return?

@  Cybersnark : (21 August 2016 - 03:19 PM)

And if the movies focused on Lennox and Epps (and Simmons) rather than Manic Weirdo, Fatherly Asshole, Statutory Rape Guy, and Generic Female Characters #432, #527, and #671, they'd already be far, far better movies.

@  ShadowMan024 : (21 August 2016 - 03:02 PM)

Lennox and Epps are the exact opposite of "terrible."

@  Cybersnark : (21 August 2016 - 02:47 PM)

Honestly, the movie designs look fine and are totally recognizable, the problem is how they're filmed (in close-up, shakeycam, with split-second cuts). We just need more wide shots, and a plot that focuses on the TFs as characters rather than as props for the (terrible) human characters..

@  Boomhauer : (21 August 2016 - 01:45 PM)

Yeah it's pretty obvious that the movie designs go out of their way to have parts in particular places that move around like muscles. They're going for metal aliens instead of megazords. A reboot, no matter how faithful to G1, would probably still have to try and go for a visual style that allows that kind of fluid movement.

@  cefurox : (21 August 2016 - 10:17 AM)

wew lad

@  unluckiness : (21 August 2016 - 08:48 AM)

At the very least, they make it tougher to see when parts clip through other parts

@  Fnu Aw : (21 August 2016 - 08:45 AM)

The movie designs were never about realism. They're about natural looking movement. Realistic G1 style designs would not move the way we want to see Transformers move. They'd collide with their own boxiness. The shredded metal look of the movie designs lets them flex.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 August 2016 - 06:18 AM)

IDW's art styles varied wildly throughout the years. And I'm not sure how "realism" is a reason to have one over any other since we don't know what shape-changing metal lifeforms really look like.

@  MEDdMI : (21 August 2016 - 05:51 AM)

I liked Eric the best, since he felt the most like a real person to me and had character growth over the series.

@  MEDdMI : (21 August 2016 - 05:50 AM)

Sort of. It was never animated, but if you scroll down to ep 28 and you can read the script for the final ep.

@  tffan01 : (21 August 2016 - 05:47 AM)

of course I'm not talking about Sunbow or Marvel, they look like people in cardboard boxes, I mean IDW, they look both interesting, realistic and also G1 enough.

@  Bass X0 : (21 August 2016 - 05:43 AM)

Did the kids in the Dungeons & Dragons cartoon ever find a way home for good?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (20 August 2016 - 11:15 PM)

Since we're talking about design styles, wasn't AHM like that?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 August 2016 - 11:13 PM)

Yeah, look at IDW. All its lead writers are longstnading fans, but it's not like they've tried to wholly shoehorn Marvel or Sunbow into IDW.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (20 August 2016 - 11:10 PM)

Or even a new style that isn't quite like any of the others.

@  Pennpenn : (20 August 2016 - 11:09 PM)

Even if they simplified the designs they'd probably look more like Prime than G1.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (20 August 2016 - 10:59 PM)

Also, "they'll go to G1 because they already used over-complicated movie designs" is a bit of a false dichotomy.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 August 2016 - 09:45 PM)

Also, flat-nosed trucks don't look intimidatingly cool to most American audiences. Movies got to find some way to get funding.


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#1 newsy891

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 01:11 PM

Hey guys, look at me popping out of the woodwork to be all needy! icon-arcee.gif

Just this week I've been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Funny time to be diagnosed, too, after dropping 30 pounds since November due in part to living in an apartment complex that's pretty much a built-in walking trail and rekindling my passionate love affair with fresh veggies and fruit. So - on top of a heaping helping of "keep doing what I'm doing," I'm looking for some quick easy recipes for [fill in lean protein here]. I say "quick easy recipes" because I rather stink at cooking and have not much of a repertoire, and also because my first thought upon getting home from work is generally something like "I don't have the energy to do Serious Cooking tonight."

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 02:15 PM

QUOTE(newsy891 @ Apr 28 2012, 02:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hey guys, look at me popping out of the woodwork to be all needy! icon-arcee.gif

Just this week I've been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Funny time to be diagnosed, too, after dropping 30 pounds since November due in part to living in an apartment complex that's pretty much a built-in walking trail and rekindling my passionate love affair with fresh veggies and fruit. So - on top of a heaping helping of "keep doing what I'm doing," I'm looking for some quick easy recipes for [fill in lean protein here]. I say "quick easy recipes" because I rather stink at cooking and have not much of a repertoire, and also because my first thought upon getting home from work is generally something like "I don't have the energy to do Serious Cooking tonight."

So... any cooks with suggestions for this non-cook? icon-hotrod.gif


Well I know next to nothing about diabetes, but I'd recommend looking into these.

http://www.laaloosh....uffed-pastries/

I remember reading on the back that they were a creation to be more health conscious, but I can't remember if it was because of diabetes or heart issues. Anyway, if you can eat these, they are really good. But I can't say for certain if they diabetes friendly or not.



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Posted 29 April 2012 - 07:13 AM

If you're looking for quick stuff, then I suggest you get some of those grillmates marinades (http://www.mccormick...uctlanding.aspx). Whenever I feel lazy I just get a pound of chicken, one of those spice packets marinade it for about 20 minutes and then throw it in the oven for 20-30 minutes at 375. Chicken comes out nice and juicy and with little effort. Most of the packets suggest you use oil, but I usually don't bother with it. A little bit of water and apple cider vinegar seems to do it just fine.


For vegetables, I like to get a couple of green peppers and a white onion. Then chop them up and mix together. Add in some ground cumin, basil leaves, and garlic. Bake in the oven for about 20-25 at 350 (saute works too). Might want to add a little bit of water during baking so they don't dry out. Very small amount of water will do.

Another chicken one is cream cheese and chicken. Soften up some cream cheese and throw it on the chicken. Sprinkle garlic and basil on top. Bake for 30 minutes at 350

More chicken. Add cream of mushroom to chicken. Bake it.

Easy fish is just to get a pack of lemon pepper, sprinkle it on the fish and bake.




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Posted 29 April 2012 - 09:29 AM

Those Marinades are very diabetic friendly.. and contain tumeric which is awesome for blood sugar control. For veggies a quick recipe I use:

Fresh Brussel Sprouts and/or Green/Red Peppers
coat lightly in olive oil, and fresh garlic.. Season to taste
Roast in oven at 400 degrees for 20 minutes.

Also.. If you feel the need for potatoes or Fries.. go for the sweet potatoes kind instead.

Biggest tip I can give though is read labels.. and try to go for low sodium.. and despite its labeling... avoid "Sugar free" as sucralose causes bathroom issues

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 10:24 AM

I did a lot of looking at special diabetic recipes and stuff when I was diagnosed, but for the most part I just make smaller portions of the same sort of stuff. It's worked out pretty well.

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Edit: Addendum - I got most of my benefit from simply tracking carbs and trying to stay within the 12-14 a day window (although I've since crept back up into the high teens). And as many studies have pointed out, any diet where you actually pay close attention to what you eat will have benefits, because you're THINKING. You don't need to switch to a special diabetic diet or anything, just avoid overdoing it on anything carb-laden (not just sugar, starches too) and go with smaller portions. A few things should be cut entirely if you find you can't have them in limited amounts (i.e. I no longer have non-diet soda, because enough to satisfy thirst is also a full meal's worth of carbs!).

One thing I did find made a good substitute even without reducing is to thicken sauces with milled flax seed. It's better for me on a lot of fronts than wheat flour, and pumps up the protein levels some as well.

Edited by Dvandom, 29 April 2012 - 01:32 PM.

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 07:13 AM

12-14 what, Dave? Exchanges?

Crypt: I think I would put the brown sugar bourbon one on everything. I'd put it on my salad. If only it didn't have so much sodium! I wonder if they could make a reduced version of that one? Those sprinkle-on seasoning blends look great, too, and maybe a little easier for me to control for sodium.

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 08:28 AM

A lean pork loin marinated in lemon juice, rosemary, garlic salt, pepper, paprika, and a bay leaf or two turns out really nice in the oven. If you're watching salt, go with garlic powder instead. I let the loin soak in a ziplock bag full of the marinade for about 2 hrs, take it out and then put it in the oven at 350 until its cooked through.

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 08:29 AM

One "unit" of carbs is 15g of carbohydrates, generally round to the nearest half unit. A meal should be no more than 4 carbs, or 60-65g of carbohydrates, while snacks between meals should be limited to 1 carb (and you *should* have a snack, to keep blood sugar from dropping too low and to make it easier to avoid overeating at meals). When I tried back-calculating my typical carb intake from before the diagnosis, it was over 50, even on days when I didn't eat half a "family size" Doritos bag over the course of an evening.

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 08:35 AM

QUOTE(Dvandom @ Apr 29 2012, 11:24 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
(i.e. I no longer have non-diet soda, because enough to satisfy thirst is also a full meal's worth of carbs!).

What about the diet sodas? I know they use artificial sugars, but I never thought to pay attention to the carbo load.

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 08:52 AM

There is no carb content in diet sodas, however the sodium content is frightful in most of them. Diet Rite is about the safest one out there.


Also.. another tip I can give for newly diabetics, is if you aren't already.. start taking a multivitamin with breakfast, and a fiber additive (like benefiber) once a day. Keeping regular is extremely important to blood sugar.

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 09:49 AM

Fiber pills never seemed to do much for me, unfortunately. I finally found something that A) keeps things moving, B) is fairly low-carb, and C) is a filling snack: pumpkin seeds in shell. The main downside is the need to floss afterwards. Well, and the frightful amounts of sodium.

As for diet sodas, the main important thing is that aspartame does skunk out (it has a decay chain into formaldehyde, but will be undrinkably nasty LOOOONG before it gets hazardous to consume...and don't worry about it decaying in your gut, primate digestive systems don't result in aspartame becoming a dangerous byproduct the way rodent digestive systems do). This happens faster when it's hot out. So don't get a 12-pack and leave it in your car for a few sunny days, and do pay attention to the expiration dates.

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