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@  MEDdMI : (22 May 2019 - 10:42 PM)

Wait. Slivers were bishies???

@  unluckiness : (22 May 2019 - 10:40 PM)

Not necessarily. It's possible they're stuck in "yaoi anatomy"

@  Ashley : (22 May 2019 - 10:35 PM)

I think Slivers in MTG have crossed the bishonen line and looped back around to monstrous

@  wonko the sane? : (22 May 2019 - 09:48 PM)

Maxi, provigo, loblaws.

@  RichardT1977 : (22 May 2019 - 09:42 PM)

Which store brand is it?

@  wonko the sane? : (22 May 2019 - 05:52 PM)

I need to buy more "no name" foods. This pizza is freaking awesome.

@  Bass X0 : (20 May 2019 - 11:16 AM)

SEND THE BOOKS!!

@  Cybersnark : (20 May 2019 - 08:52 AM)

So, now that Game of Thrones is over, when can we get back to The Dragon Prince?

@  unluckiness : (20 May 2019 - 12:19 AM)

Like, half of them nowadays are montages of tweet screencaps from the writer's inbox

@  unluckiness : (20 May 2019 - 12:18 AM)

lol you expected integrity from internet news

@  fourteenwings : (19 May 2019 - 11:33 PM)

I'm mostly confused how news sites went from "Analysing all the amazingness of Game of Thrones" to "Fans sure don't like this season!", like... way to prioritize clicks over a solid editorial opinion

@  fourteenwings : (19 May 2019 - 11:30 PM)

[and there's a recurring setting of a "derelict industrial site"] is this like the Toei Quarry?

@  MEDdMI : (19 May 2019 - 11:17 PM)

@Foffy and then that giant lasagna just tipped over and killed everyone, to be later known as the infamous Bad Monday event.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 May 2019 - 10:59 PM)

Ahahaha!!! Go read the reactions for yourself. To say anything more here risks spoiling the finale for subscribing Allsparkers, the quality of this season notwithstanding.

@  Foffy : (19 May 2019 - 10:59 PM)

pretty wild how heathcliff was in the game of thrones finale, i was not expecting that crossover

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2019 - 10:48 PM)

were they still super pissed?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 May 2019 - 10:48 PM)

Well, as someone who is not into Game of Thrones, it sure was entertaining to open up social media this evening to unexpectedly see headlines about fan reactions to the finale. Lmao.

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:12 PM)

But it's also a SUPER-well known location in my region, so these extensive exterior shots without any post production alterations completely ruin the illusion for me.

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:11 PM)

I mean, I get why they did it: It's an existing location that fits the purpose, it's open for the public, and they had to shoot some scenes in my home state anyway to due a subsidizing deal.

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:09 PM)

Needless to say, it's not in Berlin, and even what's seen onscreen is waaaaay too modern for something that's supposed to exist in 1929 (even moreso as a derelict site in 1929). The structures seen haven't even been built until the 1960s!

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:07 PM)

I'm currently in the process of watching season 2 of Babylon Berlin, and there's a recurring setting of a "derelict industrial site" or whatever it's supposed to be on the show, and I easily recognize it as a place only a few minutes from where I live (it's actually a former ironworks site that's been turned into a public park).

@  Xellos : (19 May 2019 - 05:52 PM)

Ever since I went to Japan last year, I have friend who dread watching anime with me due to that...

@  Xellos : (19 May 2019 - 05:51 PM)

Not hugely, but I am the type to notice places once I have been there and say "Hey, I've been there!"

@  wonko the sane? : (19 May 2019 - 05:50 PM)

Half of new york city (on tape.) is actually montreal.

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2019 - 05:50 PM)

I watched Death Wish 5 last night and clearly recognized Toronto streets; didn't pull me out of Bronson's 1-man war on drugs or fashion or whatever it was that pissed him off that time

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2019 - 05:49 PM)

it's nice to finally be thought of as exotic by somebody! lol

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 05:48 PM)

In an "I cannot possibly make my brain ignore the location I'm familiar with and pretend it's whatever the story claims it is" way?

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 05:42 PM)

Question for those of you living in exotic locations such as the US or the UK: If you watch a movie or a TV show that features a real-life location as a stand-in for someplace else, and you recognize the real-life location due to having been there in person, does that pull you out of the story?

@  Xellos : (19 May 2019 - 05:15 PM)

Maybe you should have installed macOS in your house instead.

@  Noideaforaname : (19 May 2019 - 04:40 PM)

Nothing like coming home after a long day to find a bird in the house. And then once you sit down for a well-earned rest after leading the bird back outside, you find it had a friend. A friend who *really* doesn't understand how windows work...

@  PlutoniumBoss : (19 May 2019 - 01:26 PM)

Bingo. The big polls don't tell people what's actually happening because that doesn't sell.

@  fourteenwings : (19 May 2019 - 10:59 AM)

IIRC there are good polls but data is easily manipulated so they give people what they want to hear

@  wonko the sane? : (19 May 2019 - 10:58 AM)

The only way to get people interested in politics is to make into reality TV. So they lie to do it.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (19 May 2019 - 01:38 AM)

Yeah, polling these days is garbage.

@  Sean Whitmore : (18 May 2019 - 11:53 PM)

Well, he was an honest man. He wasn’t gonna lie to a 5-year-old.

@  Paladin : (18 May 2019 - 08:34 PM)

Grandfather once said to me, "I'm going upstairs and hug your grandma."

@  Sabrblade : (18 May 2019 - 07:08 PM)

Mama always said that you can tell a lot 'bout a person from 'is shoes...

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 May 2019 - 03:54 PM)

Life is like a box of chocolates. Stay out of the sun or melt into a pile of gross slop.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 May 2019 - 10:26 AM)

Greasy, disappointing and still managing to be over priced?

@  Lancer : (18 May 2019 - 10:22 AM)

... Yes, it is!

@  Noideaforaname : (18 May 2019 - 09:48 AM)

Life's a fillet of fish!

@  unluckiness : (18 May 2019 - 08:53 AM)

ow the edge

@  Paladin : (18 May 2019 - 07:03 AM)

a reminder that life is an unrepentant hellscape where everyone & everything you know will eventually betray you.

@  Pennpenn : (18 May 2019 - 06:45 AM)

You know, this election is what has finally broken me of any confidence at any point of pre-polling data. I mean, it's always been sketchy, but this is just... aaaargh!

@  Pennpenn : (18 May 2019 - 06:08 AM)

I was going to make an Auspol election thread in P&R, but the outcome so far has made me feel physically ill.

@  Gamma V : (18 May 2019 - 03:28 AM)

Haven't been here in a long time.

@  Pennpenn : (18 May 2019 - 03:16 AM)

I have heard that, it's rather disappointing. Ah, maybe they'll just leech each others stores of "awful racist vote" and not go anywhere.

@  Trpodeca : (17 May 2019 - 11:09 PM)

I voted. Boy there are a worrying amount of parties which sound like fascists.

@  Pennpenn : (17 May 2019 - 06:55 PM)

For those in Australia, it is a federal election today. Go Vote! It's Mandatory!

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 May 2019 - 04:19 PM)

Humor? I 'ardly know 'or!


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#21 ChessPieceFace

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Posted 10 March 2016 - 06:14 PM

Necromance because news:

 

http://deadline.com/...ook-1201716558/

 

 

EXCLUSIVE: Cult live-action comedy The Tick is making a comeback. Amazon has ordered a pilot for a new take on Ben Edlund‘s comic book character. Edlund, who created the 2001 lbenedlundive-action Fox comedy as well as the 1994 animated series, is back as writer and executive producer as is fellow original exec producer Barry Josephson. Griffin Newman (Vinyl) is set to play Arthur Everest, and Valorie Curry (House of Lies, The Following) has been cast as his sister Dot Everest in the pilot. I hear Transcendence helmer Wally Pfister is in negotiations to direct. Sony Pictures TV, the studio behind the 2001 series, is producing.

 
tickcastThe revival has been in the works for a while — in the summer of 2014, Edlund confirmed that there was an effort to bring the show back when rumors surfaced about a possible new Tick series at Amazon with Edlund returning alongside Patrick Warburton, who played the title character on the Fox series. Warburton, who stars on NBC’s new comedy series Crowded, is not expected to be involved in the Amazon pilot. Casting is currently underway for the lead. 
 
The reboot will bring back the eponymous muscle-bound, antennae-sporting superhero, along with his sidekick Arthur (Newman), surrounded by a new host of characters. (The Fox series co-starred Liz Vassey as Captain Liberty and Nestor Carbonell as Batmanuel.)
 
In the new incarnation, the blue suit-wearing Tick is recovering from a memory loss. He ends up re-teaming with Arthur to fight evil. Newman’s Arthur, played in the Fox series by David Burke, had been labeled as a schizophrenic because of his statements that evil plans to rule the city, and no one believes him until he runs into Tick. Curry’s Dot Everest is a nurse who loves her brother Arthur to death and worries about him. 

 

Emphasis mine. Warburton is busy and probably too old, but I have to say, he's always been the only actor who was exactly right for the role. Obviously Ben Edlund is key, but without Warburton, my anticipation is definitely tempered. 



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Posted 10 March 2016 - 10:35 PM

Waste of time without Warburton. Complete waste of time. Why even bother? 


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Posted 11 March 2016 - 01:14 AM

Ehhh, we had a Tick show before Warburton. If the casting gods are kind it could work. Tricky to ace but not impossible.

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#24 Mouse_Pad

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Posted 11 March 2016 - 11:57 AM

I'm sure they can find a good actor.  I'm not worried about that.



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Posted 11 March 2016 - 12:16 PM

To this day the name Batmanuel still makes me laugh!

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Posted 12 March 2016 - 06:55 AM

While Warburton's casting in the 2001 series was pure genius, all we really need is a big guy with a deep voice and a sense of comedic timing.

With any luck Warburton could show up in a guest spot as Barry Hubris.

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Posted 13 March 2016 - 02:36 PM

Maybe I'm crazy but I found Warburton difficult to see as the Tick. Too low-key for me, I guess. I'm actually more excited by this now!

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Posted 13 March 2016 - 05:05 PM

For me it was the exposed eyes. I know we're only just getting into expressive superhero masks in live action media now, and it would have been impossible on a TV budget back then, but still. Just threw the whole thing off for me.


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Posted 22 March 2016 - 10:59 PM

While Warburton's casting in the 2001 series was pure genius, all we really need is a big guy with a deep voice and a sense of comedic timing.

 

Well, I'd say we're getting the British equivalent, 'cause the confirmed casting choice is Peter Serafinowicz. He's got a hell of a range, so I think he can pull it off.


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Posted 22 March 2016 - 11:21 PM

Hm, I expected younger.

More lantern-jawed.

American.

 

I only know him from Shaun of the Dead, so I don't have any feelings towards or against him... but he's definitely not what I expected.



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Posted 23 March 2016 - 05:21 AM


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Posted 23 March 2016 - 05:51 AM

Not a choice I'd have foreseen, but he can definitely make that role fly. Good luck to 'em.

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Posted 23 March 2016 - 10:35 AM

Grumble. 

 

I'll judge it when I see it. I would rather have the tone of the live action series than the tone of the cartoon, though. 



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Posted 21 July 2016 - 03:02 PM

http://www.comicbook...the-tick-reboot

 

First images.

 

Patrick Warburton's costume wasn't great.  I'm not sure this is much better.  I'm glad they gave him a mask to cover his eyes, but the texture and details are kind of off-putting.  I guess they're going for an insect exoskeleton look?

 

Regardless, I'm gonna watch the hell out of it.



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Posted 21 July 2016 - 03:22 PM

I think overall, I prefer the old series' costume, as other  then missing the masked eyes it feels closer to the comic look then this does. Also I'm not sure I like the actor the choose, since his build just... doesn't feel right either, at the very least he's missing that big strong jaw that both the comic/cartoon and Warburton had. At the moment it kinda feels like Arthur dressed up as the Tick... 

 

I'm not against this, and I'm still looking forward to it as in the end if the writing and personality is there; that's what really matters... just the look so far isn't that inspiring. 


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Posted 21 July 2016 - 03:31 PM

*recoils in horror*

 

That's an awful first impression. Looks like a scrawny old man covered in Play-Doh.



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Posted 21 July 2016 - 03:48 PM

Well that.....that's horrible.

 

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Posted 21 July 2016 - 08:11 PM

*recoils in horror*
 
That's an awful first impression. Looks like a scrawny old man covered in Play-Doh.


Pretty much. Even with really on point writing I'm not sure ill be able to accept him/that, as the tick.
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#39 Confuzor

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Posted 21 July 2016 - 10:57 PM

Who let Michael Emmerson be the Tick?

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Posted 22 July 2016 - 09:15 AM

Wow that's..... really, really terrible looking. 





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