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@  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!

@  wonko the sane? : (17 May 2019 - 03:51 PM)

I was intemately familiar with humour... but she just wanted to be friends...

@  Maximus Ambus : (17 May 2019 - 12:10 PM)

BZT Time out! Time out! Time ooooooouuuuuut!!!

@  unluckiness : (17 May 2019 - 08:23 AM)

Yes. Are you familiar with humor?

@  Sabrblade : (17 May 2019 - 07:50 AM)

You are familiar with The Room, yes?

@  unluckiness : (17 May 2019 - 01:14 AM)

nah, tuxedos are formal wear

@  Sabrblade : (16 May 2019 - 10:38 PM)

*...while dressed in a tuxedo*


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New Disney toon - Star vs. The Forces of Evil

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#1 (Deactivated) BB Shockwave

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Posted 21 January 2015 - 04:48 PM

I suppose every kid born these days has to be a low-attention-span hyperactive, because Marvel and Disney keeps targetting this specific demographic.

 

 

I watched the first episode out of curiosity and it runs along at breakneck speed, barely slowing down for us to even get the names of the characters... all of whom are pretty hyperactive fast-talkers, though none more than the princess herself. I dunno what's more annoying, her voice or her horrific smile that she wears all the time. Though that's all forgettable once you hear the voice of Flying Princess Ponyhead, who probably is only alive because she has no lungs to damage with her cigarette addiction. :D

 

With this, and Seven D, I wonder what the heck Disney is doing. I cannot believe that I am looking back at the times with nostalgia when they just created pointless shows for the comedy reliefs of their successful movies like Timon and Pumbaa.


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Posted 21 January 2015 - 04:59 PM

Keep in mind the technology curve. TV shows now have to compete with the attention of smartphones and tablet computers. They have to be fast paced and move quick to keep kids invested, least they become bored and find entertainment elsewhere.

 

Also that song is a lot of fun and strangely hypnotic.


Edited by Rust, 21 January 2015 - 05:00 PM.

Don't fight it, it's coming for you, running at ya / It's only this moment, don't care what comes after
Your fever dream, can't you see it getting closer / Just surrender 'cause you feel the feeling taking over
It's fire, it's freedom, it's flooding open / It's a preacher in the pulpit and you'll find devotion
There's something breaking at the brick of every wall, it's holding All that you know
So tell me do you wanna go?

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Posted 21 January 2015 - 05:02 PM

That may be the case, but it totally looks like the creators are hitting a red bull can every 15 minutes.


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Posted 21 January 2015 - 06:52 PM

That looks awesome.



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Posted 21 January 2015 - 07:07 PM

So what is this? Disney's mix of Adventure time and Steven's universe?



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Posted 21 January 2015 - 07:09 PM


It should dream of being Steven Universe.


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Posted 21 January 2015 - 07:19 PM

Why do you watch these things if you're just going to piss and moan about them? Is there that little joy to be had in Hungary that you have nothing better to do than be a crotchety old geezer who thinks cartoons were better in their day dagnabbit?

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Well one of those descriptive words is accurate I suppose!

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Posted 21 January 2015 - 07:22 PM

To be fair,the 90s really were a Cartoon Renaissance.


Don't fight it, it's coming for you, running at ya / It's only this moment, don't care what comes after
Your fever dream, can't you see it getting closer / Just surrender 'cause you feel the feeling taking over
It's fire, it's freedom, it's flooding open / It's a preacher in the pulpit and you'll find devotion
There's something breaking at the brick of every wall, it's holding All that you know
So tell me do you wanna go?

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Posted 21 January 2015 - 07:47 PM

Why do you watch these things if you're just going to piss and moan about them? Is there that little joy to be had in Hungary that you have nothing better to do than be a crotchety old geezer who thinks cartoons were better in their day dagnabbit?

Indeed! He should've kept his hateful mouth shut! Gaaaawd! Such negativity... so tiresome!

 

 


To be fair,the 90s really were a Cartoon Renaissance.

And madness... maaadneeeess! 8O
 

 

Sheer unspeakable madness! 8O


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Posted 21 January 2015 - 10:24 PM

Why does almost ever cartoon look like this art style? Getting tired of it.



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Posted 22 January 2015 - 12:55 AM

Wow, what an intro! I think it's the game noises that make it hypnotic. Puppies with lasers!

Disney has Gravity Falls and it doesn't go at breakneck speeds.

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Posted 22 January 2015 - 06:15 AM

Why do you watch these things if you're just going to piss and moan about them? Is there that little joy to be had in Hungary that you have nothing better to do than be a crotchety old geezer who thinks cartoons were better in their day dagnabbit?


Nah. I WISH I had that much free time! I still have to finish the old Doctor Who series. :)
I am a cartoon enthusiast. I always check out every new toon for a few episodes before deciding whether to continue watching them or not. In this case one episode was pretty much enough for me to stop watching, other times it took me a few episodes to actually warm up to a show.
I am not complaining, I am just noticing a trend here. Just check all the Marvel cartoons that are ongoing at the time. And the Hungarian cartoon channels are airing stuff like Fairy Oddparents and Johnny Test and Regular Show ALL the time, so if I tune on randomly I always encounter these. Frankly at this point it's oddly Nickelodeon that has the best shows, with some rare good shows produced for CN or Disney like Over the Garden Wall or Steven Universe (I don't like the latter, but I admit it is well written - it's just not for me).

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Posted 22 January 2015 - 06:30 AM

Saw the first ep. Designs remind me of an animated Scott Pilgrim comic mixed with Gumball. Pony Head and freaky and not at all evocative of My Little Pony. Holy cow the laser puppies are regular characters, haha.

If they pair a slice of life ep with a monster of the week sci fi fantasy action fest in every 20min block, it would rock.

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Posted 23 January 2015 - 05:20 PM

I watched this the other day and I LOVE LOVE LOVE the animation.

 

So nice...

 

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Posted 23 January 2015 - 05:29 PM

I question our sanity here sometimes. I can't really get into anything Disney has put out in recent years outside of Star Wars Rebels and the Marvel shows. This seems way too sugar high for me these days.



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Posted 23 January 2015 - 05:33 PM

 Though that's all forgettable once you hear the voice of Flying Princess Ponyhead, who probably is only alive because she has no lungs to damage with her cigarette addiction. :D

 

 

...What!? Where in the world did you get "cigarette addiction" from "stereotypical sassy black friend" voice?



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Posted 23 January 2015 - 11:17 PM

 This seems way too sugar high for me these days.

 

And yet.. That's what some people said about our shows.



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Posted 24 January 2015 - 02:34 AM

I kinda gave up 3 minutes in but it's nice to see a show defying gender roles for women.

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Posted 24 January 2015 - 02:55 AM

This is a fun show. Really well animated as seems to be the Disney norm these days. Star and Marco are fun characters and they have some good places to grow. Theme song is really, really catchy.

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Posted 24 January 2015 - 05:37 AM

I question our sanity here sometimes. I can't really get into anything Disney has put out in recent years outside of Star Wars Rebels and the Marvel shows. This seems way too sugar high for me these days.



Disney has Gravity Falls which is deeply awesome.

-ZacWilliam, there really are some wonderful modern cartoons out there that are in no way toy based. Though I havn't checked out this one yet.
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