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@  Maruten : (08 July 2020 - 09:13 PM)

No, I'm going with "fish".

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 July 2020 - 04:19 PM)

He stated that it's in reference to the Mega Man character, so it follows the series' tradition of music names.

@  Cybersnark : (08 July 2020 - 03:59 PM)

The real question is if it's "bass" as in music or "bass" as in the fish.

@  Otaku : (08 July 2020 - 01:27 PM)

Well, at least now I know how to pronounce @Bass X0 's screen name. ^^'  Rather, I think I'd just forgotten.  In my defense, it really does look like an emoticon or maybe just "decoration", which is what a lot of folks add to their screen names online.  Usually because someone has the name they really want. XD

@  ▲ndrusi : (08 July 2020 - 01:27 PM)

Extremely unimpressed with your idea that someone making a negative observation you don't like means they "got triggered."

@  NotVeryKnightly : (08 July 2020 - 11:16 AM)

You know somebody asked "And this would be in relation to... what exactly?"

@  Bass X0 : (08 July 2020 - 11:15 AM)

Its because someone got triggered over my random musings instead of just ignoring them. If I read one of your comments that is of no relevance or interest to me, I don't feel the need to say so.

@  -LittleAutob... : (08 July 2020 - 10:56 AM)

All this over someone's username lol

@  ▲ndrusi : (08 July 2020 - 08:34 AM)

Bazro.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (08 July 2020 - 06:34 AM)

It could be Bass 10-0

@  Nevermore : (08 July 2020 - 06:11 AM)

How do you pronounce yourself? "Bass Ex-O" or "Bass Ex-Zero"?

@  Bass X0 : (08 July 2020 - 03:23 AM)

I did almost go with Vile Bass X0, because Vile is cool too.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (07 July 2020 - 08:34 PM)

Bossk Saw

@  ▲ndrusi : (07 July 2020 - 04:16 PM)

Bass XD

@  Bass X0 : (07 July 2020 - 03:43 PM)

And its not Bass XO, its Bass X0, as in Bass, X and Zero from the Mega Man series.

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 July 2020 - 02:33 PM)

@Trpodeca :( :(

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 July 2020 - 02:32 PM)

Thats what a gray rock is? Then I'm not one.

@  Trpodeca : (07 July 2020 - 02:12 PM)

Man I just learnt about what seemed like a really cool show, only to realize it was a dream and it dosen't really exist.

@  Bass X0 : (07 July 2020 - 01:02 PM)

Just something I read that I wanted to share. I heard "gray rock" mentioned in a video, so I looked it up and that was the definition.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 July 2020 - 12:20 PM)

It's a fancy way of saying "Ignore annoying people".

@  NotVeryKnightly : (07 July 2020 - 12:15 PM)

Bass XO has a habit of pasting random drivel here as if doing so were profound.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 July 2020 - 11:30 AM)

And this would be in relation to... what exactly?

@  Bass X0 : (07 July 2020 - 11:25 AM)

"One strategy for dealing with a narcissist or sociopath is to act like a "gray rock," meaning that you become uninteresting and unresponsive. You don't feed their needs for drama or attention. You don't show emotion, say anything interesting, or disclose any personal information"

@  Nevermore : (06 July 2020 - 07:23 PM)

Oh wow. Studio Series Offroad Bumblebee is awesome. His articulation is amazing.

@  -LittleAutob... : (06 July 2020 - 11:18 AM)

Oof-

@  Maximus Ambus : (05 July 2020 - 01:10 AM)

I got Studio Series 39 Cogman yesterday and woke up to find he'd decapitated my titans returns figures.

@  wonko the sane? : (04 July 2020 - 10:19 PM)

If I had a sarcasm powered mouth.. ooohh waaaiiittt...

@  -LittleAutob... : (04 July 2020 - 05:01 PM)

Heh

@  Bass X0 : (04 July 2020 - 02:56 PM)

"If I had sarcasm-powered legs, I'd do a happy dance...!"

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 July 2020 - 02:39 PM)

The real clones were the friends we made along the way.

@  Maximus Ambus : (04 July 2020 - 01:47 PM)

So the Emperor in episodes 1 through 6 was a clone?

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 July 2020 - 10:47 AM)

(And the 0th anniversary of the last time I couldn't do math.)

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 July 2020 - 10:46 AM)

Today is the 24th anniversary of the day we fought off an alien invasion with the help of Will Smith.

@  Maximus Ambus : (04 July 2020 - 10:41 AM)

Oh the end of the Ottoman Empire of course.

@  -LittleAutob... : (04 July 2020 - 10:14 AM)

*ahem* 4th of July....

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 July 2020 - 08:14 AM)

Nothing of importance has happened before, and nothing of importance will happen again.

@  Maximus Ambus : (04 July 2020 - 08:12 AM)

Nothing of importance happened today.

@  Telly : (03 July 2020 - 09:54 PM)

i want a "i survived 'rona and all i got was this lousy t-shirt"

@  TheMightyMol... : (03 July 2020 - 03:42 PM)

Slogan for 2021: "I Lived, Bitch."

@  -LittleAutob... : (03 July 2020 - 03:23 PM)

They should make the next book in the Survivors series 'I SURVIVED CORONA VIRUS 2020'

@  -LittleAutob... : (03 July 2020 - 03:23 PM)

YEEEE I'M A SURVIVOR-

@  Nevermore : (03 July 2020 - 06:59 AM)

Probably gonna assemble Devastator after work.

@  Nevermore : (03 July 2020 - 06:58 AM)

Ooooh. Overload arrived. He's surprisingly fun.

@  Bass X0 : (02 July 2020 - 04:00 PM)

He's sweeter than the average bear.

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 July 2020 - 03:14 PM)

Convert him to Maple Syrup.

@  Bass X0 : (02 July 2020 - 03:10 PM)

what would Canada do with Yogi?

@  Cyoti : (01 July 2020 - 12:51 PM)

We can deport Yogi back to Canada now.

@  Sabrblade : (01 July 2020 - 12:50 PM)

Jellystone National Pawk. A westful wetweat.

@  Rycochet : (01 July 2020 - 12:47 PM)

Jellystone. We're going to be plunged into a decade of poor animation. Fortunately we've been led by bad cartoon characters for years so we won't notice much difference.

@  Maximus Ambus : (01 July 2020 - 06:19 AM)

what next? YELLOWSTONE?


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Posted 12 October 2014 - 08:05 PM

The original Ghostbusters are old enough now to do a passing the torch storyline, there's literally no reason to reboot the bloody franchise. Everybody's already seen Ghostbusters, you don't need to explain it to them or rehash it with a different cast. Also pls cast my bae Olivia Munn.


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Posted 12 October 2014 - 08:06 PM


Make it Chicago based, and have these women come into it on their own. They can come across the original team's research while looking up their own stuff. You can even do a meet up with one of the old guard to get that in there, but these charactets should have their own story to play out. It's the only way it'll stand the test of time in its own right.

You know what? I like the idea, if its set in the old universe, they'll have all the internet stuff to get them started, along with a few "hacked" proton pack and trap schemata.
 
But why the love for chicago? If they gotta set it anywhere, set it in the city that already looks like the world ended: detroit or nothing!

Why not New Orleans?
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Posted 12 October 2014 - 08:06 PM

Yeah, Hudson's response is unfortunate.

 


Seriously, this is devistating. Two movies and an awesome videogame: gone, never happened. Dr. Peter Venkman, Dr. Egon Spengler, and Dr. Ray Stant and Winston Zeddmore: never existed, which means also no unlicenced nuclear accelerator or traps or pke meter.

 

 

How do you figure? We all watched them. They existed.

Does a new Optimus Prime negate the existence of the others? Absolutely not. This movie is its own thing, and you won't convince me that dudes busting ghosts in their 60's works without Harold Ramis. We know nothing about the movie beyond the fact that women are at the helm. And people are losing their minds over it.

That's pretty telling.



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Posted 12 October 2014 - 08:07 PM

The original Ghostbusters are old enough now to do a passing the torch storyline, there's literally no reason to reboot the bloody franchise. Everybody's already seen Ghostbusters, you don't need to explain it to them or rehash it with a different cast. Also pls cast my bae Olivia Munn.


Harold Ramis did a script like that but the director is too afraid to touch the old stuff, plus hes huge on origin stories.
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Posted 12 October 2014 - 08:15 PM

This seems like a rather large over-reaction. Did people freak out when they did the Ghostbusters Bishoujo statue? Although whatever they do, something Bishoujo-esque is the last thing I'd want to see (for any character of anything, really).

 

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Posted 12 October 2014 - 08:19 PM

You can do an origin story and still be in the same universe. I'd rather learn to love these ladies on their own, but that's no reason to erase history. Believe it or not, in real life time moves forward.
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Posted 12 October 2014 - 08:25 PM

I don't particularly mind the reboot and a stronger female presence is welcome but making an all-female cast honestly sounds like a gimmick.

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Posted 12 October 2014 - 08:26 PM

But the original team was an all dude cast?
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Posted 12 October 2014 - 08:30 PM

This seems like a rather large over-reaction. Did people freak out when they did the Ghostbusters Bishoujo statue?


Were all freaking out because of what the director has said and done:

1.No actors from the original two movies will appear in the movie
2. Hes big on origin stories and does not want to go back to that universe
3. He has done mostly chick flics ie brides maids, the heat etc.

All we wanted was a new story to build on the old. Thats what Dan has been trying to do for years. But its going away now
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Posted 12 October 2014 - 08:34 PM

But the original team was an all dude cast?


That's why this strikes me as being different for the sake of being different.

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Posted 12 October 2014 - 08:53 PM

I'd rather they play with genders than recast four dudes to play characters they have no right to play. I don't want to take this thread there, but girls can be in teams with only other girls and these girls can be scientists with out it being a gimmick and it could be awesome.

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Posted 12 October 2014 - 09:09 PM

If you don't want to do an origin story why not simply make it a sequel?

 

I'm not too enthused with them dropping pretty much everything that makes them Ghostbusters. This is like the equivalent of "Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull" if Harrison Ford weren't involved.

 

Which would seem to have been an even bigger disaster.


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Posted 12 October 2014 - 09:48 PM

I like the idea of female Ghostbusters.  I love the idea of an ALL female team.

 

 I'm even into not featuring any of the original team in the movie: I'd much rather let a new team have a chance to stand on their own without the new team having the lingering shadow of the old one over them in the context of the movie and allow the fates of those characters to remain left to the imagination. Let people imagine, despite Bill Murray's disinterest and Harold Ramis' passing, that Ray, Egon, Peter and Winston are still out there, doing their thing, without invoking something like Indy 4's scene with photos of the departed on a desk.  Don't give the original team finality.
 

...buuuuttt I'm not sure I see the need for a reboot when Ghostbusters II has already proven the entirety of New York City can will itself into ignoring the existence of ghosts within a timeframe of five years in the wake of supernatural near-armageddon at the hands of a god in the form of a giant snackfood.  Or when The Game provided a nice "out" to follow a new team in a new context in the form suggesting they turn Ghostbusters into a franchise.  I guess it depends on the story they want to tell, but right now knowing nothing else it feels like a missed opportunity to keep building a world, especially when every other bit of spin-off media has used the first two films in-canon.


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Posted 12 October 2014 - 09:57 PM

I'd rather they play with genders than recast four dudes to play characters they have no right to play. I don't want to take this thread there, but girls can be in teams with only other girls and these girls can be scientists with out it being a gimmick and it could be awesome.


Did I say they couldn't...? We know next to nothing about this new film and that's just my first impression given that Hollywood does not have a good track record.

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Posted 12 October 2014 - 10:36 PM

I'm even into not featuring any of the original team in the movie: I'd much rather let a new team have a chance to stand on their own without the new team having the lingering shadow of the old one over them in the context of the movie and allow the fates of those characters to remain left to the imagination.

 

I don't think you can realistically avoid that shadow. And I don't think bringing the oldies in for torch-passing means you lose your chance to let the new characters shine.

 

Let people imagine, despite Bill Murray's disinterest and Harold Ramis' passing, that Ray, Egon, Peter and Winston are still out there, doing their thing, without invoking something like Indy 4's scene with photos of the departed on a desk.  Don't give the original team finality.

 

This, though, is a very appealing approach. As much as I personally do want to see that finality, I can easily understand arguments against it.


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Posted 12 October 2014 - 10:51 PM

Don't like it being a reboot. I think I'd like the all lady gimmick, if its played as a gimmick. Have 2 lady scientist try to start there own busting company. They don't get taken seriously because they are female. They try a sex sells approach and get an eye candy buster. When they show up an all male busting team they recruit there intern as there fourth. Running gags about cease and dessist order from the original busters. End with the girls receiving an offer for an official GB franchise.
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Posted 12 October 2014 - 11:03 PM

Reboot with an all-female team?  Where's Dan when we need him?

 

It should be based on the IDW female team, with Ron being the Winston of the group.



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Posted 12 October 2014 - 11:05 PM

I think its being handled really awkwardly. I'm not really sure there is any need for it to be a total reboot but also they way they specifically made sure everyone know ahead of time its going to be all women it comes off.. odd? Like one one hand it doesn't give me a lot of faith that it would be handled right and on the other hand itseems like it would have made more of a statement to cast women in the role and then if anyone asks why just shrug and say they were who they felt were the best fit. Like making a big deal out of it feels weird to me like its for points. I dunno.

 

I can't get really emotionally invested in it tbh because its jsut been too long since ghostbusters were relevant to my life. We kept getting teased with stuff and it never worked out right.. so if someone wants to fuss with the francise whatever. I can see where other people might be more annoyed.



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Posted 12 October 2014 - 11:11 PM

I'm with you, Murry.  What in the name of Gozer were they thinking?  I want a real Ghostbusters 3, even if they have to replace the old cast with some new blood, not an all-female reboot that will end up ruining the series because whoever is writing this one will probably go overboard on the sexual stuff (while the original films had some sexual scenes, at least they didn't go as far as make them the selling point.)

 

Either someone at Sony crossed the streams, or Hollywood idiocy just got to them.



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Posted 12 October 2014 - 11:32 PM

I am totally down for seeing women working in the thankless and filthy world of extermination. I honestly can't remember seeing women represented that way in...ever.

 

Something tells me they'll completely throw out the 'They're basically exterminators' angle though. Unfortunate.


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