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@  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?

@  Nevermore : (01 July 2020 - 05:46 AM)

Thanks, dead person.

@  Bass X0 : (01 July 2020 - 05:06 AM)

congratulations to all survivors of the first half of 2020.

@  wonko the sane? : (30 June 2020 - 10:21 PM)

21 for me, but after numerous repetitions I got it down to 17 and a half.

@  TheMightyMol... : (30 June 2020 - 06:16 PM)

I transform in six steps from human to human sitting on my ass at the computer and back again!

@  -LittleAutob... : (30 June 2020 - 05:55 PM)

x-x when in vehicle mode we can travel much F A R T H E R-

@  wonko the sane? : (30 June 2020 - 05:52 PM)

Because despite the fact that we can travel around the world in the time it takes to get a good nights sleep and a couple of meals: people rarely wander more than 25 miles away from home for the duration of their lives.

@  Otaku : (30 June 2020 - 05:49 PM)

I don't know how many days that trip takes - especially while sightseeing - but explaining they're 3936 kilometers (2445 miles) apart gives an idea, paradoxically because it is too large to easily picture.

@  Otaku : (30 June 2020 - 05:44 PM)

Aye.  When I catch lay people discussing miles and not how long the trip takes, it is in an attempt to stress how far away something is... like NYC to LA.

@  ▲ndrusi : (30 June 2020 - 01:20 PM)

But I can imagine 45 *minutes* easily.

@  ▲ndrusi : (30 June 2020 - 01:20 PM)

I can imagine a mile, it's a distance I've run. I can't really imagine 45 miles.

@  ▲ndrusi : (30 June 2020 - 01:19 PM)

I think there's also an element of the thing where things that are much bigger than us all blur together.

@  Otaku : (30 June 2020 - 11:49 AM)

If you're not, then you're more concerned with how long it takes.  Actual distance doesn't tell you that very well.  Besides traffic and road conditions, you'll need to know what kind of driving (city/interstate/rural/etc.).

@  Otaku : (30 June 2020 - 11:47 AM)

Distance matters if you're being paid by the mile.

@  TM2-Megatron : (30 June 2020 - 11:44 AM)

Canadians are the same way, for the most part. If you're driving somewhere far, especially, it helps you plan out the day more than a distance in KM would.

@  Otaku : (30 June 2020 - 11:42 AM)

We use the time it takes to get someplace because that is what is relevant to us.

@  TheMightyMol... : (30 June 2020 - 10:55 AM)

Because even we can't figure out miles half the time.

@  Paladin : (30 June 2020 - 09:54 AM)

it's a big country with a lot of empty space. between our citizens' ears.

@  Bass X0 : (30 June 2020 - 09:52 AM)

Why do most Americans measure distance by hours of driving?

@  TM2-Megatron : (29 June 2020 - 07:26 PM)

And as a result the world's lone blu-ray release of the film, an Australian disc that came out 7 years ago, now goes for hundreds of dollars on eBay. Thanks Disney.

@  TM2-Megatron : (29 June 2020 - 06:21 PM)

Well, they censored Daryl Hannah's butt in Splash :rolleyes

@  Paladin : (29 June 2020 - 05:43 PM)

maybe New Mutants is too bad even for D+.

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 June 2020 - 05:00 PM)

X-Men films are coming to Disney+ next month. But will they censor Hugh Jackman's butt?

@  -LittleAutob... : (29 June 2020 - 12:44 PM)

Pft.

@  TheMightyMol... : (29 June 2020 - 11:59 AM)

Behold! Night Strike Galvatron!

@  Bass X0 : (29 June 2020 - 09:53 AM)

I will grant you a recolored body, and recolored troops to command.

@  Cybersnark : (29 June 2020 - 09:47 AM)

I don't want to be reissued. This body sucks, I wanna be updated.

@  Nevermore : (29 June 2020 - 09:43 AM)

I definitely don't intend to be reissued. Nobody would buy me.

@  Bass X0 : (29 June 2020 - 08:31 AM)

will anybody else attempt to be reissued?

@  wonko the sane? : (29 June 2020 - 07:51 AM)

*Gasp* Decepticons re-writing history to serve their own needs?!?!

@  Nevermore : (29 June 2020 - 05:48 AM)

The whole point of the DJD is that they're fanatical Megatron fanboys (especially Tarn) to the point of having their own headcanon taking priority of the actual canon, simply speaking.

@  TheMightyMol... : (29 June 2020 - 04:01 AM)

They didn't know the war was over until later. And then they denied it anyway.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (28 June 2020 - 10:47 PM)

"He's comin' right for us!"

@  Telly : (28 June 2020 - 08:40 PM)

was that even still in effect once the war ended?

@  TheMightyMol... : (28 June 2020 - 06:51 PM)

According to Roberts, soldiers can ignore the order to spare Whirl if he's directly threatening them. But mostly the DJD were out of their heads on Nuke and not really caring much at the time.

@  Xaaron : (28 June 2020 - 06:41 PM)

Also, they were hopped up on goofballs at the time.

@  wonko the sane? : (28 June 2020 - 06:06 PM)

Cause it was whirl. He opened his (non-existant.) gob at the just the right time to piss somebody off. Or, so I assume.

@  Maximus Ambus : (28 June 2020 - 06:00 PM)

If Whirl was off limits why did the DJD kill him?

@  TM2-Megatron : (27 June 2020 - 05:57 PM)

That sounds about right. I actually didn't get into it until the IQ expansion came out (which saved me a bit of expense)

@  Otaku : (27 June 2020 - 05:55 PM)

Weird question (and sorry for so many shouts): did Overpower really release in August of '95?  I could have sworn I attempted to play it with a classmate who shouldn't have been a classmate by that point.

@  Otaku : (27 June 2020 - 05:52 PM)

So... I don't have all my cards still somewhere. XP I still play Pokémon via the PTCGO, and I've been doing Card of the Days over on Pojo (on and off) since 2013.

@  Otaku : (27 June 2020 - 05:51 PM)

For both financial, personal, and practical reasons, all my collectibles had to go about 10 years ago: action figures, comic books, card games, RPG books, video games.

@  TM2-Megatron : (27 June 2020 - 05:48 PM)

I've still got all my cards, somewhere; I had a pretty decent collection. Still have the Japanese Digimon CCG, too. Glad I never got into Magic; way too pricey

@  Otaku : (27 June 2020 - 05:36 PM)

Technically, Overpower was my first TCG... except I never, ever learned how to play it, or understood that booster packs contained different cards than the Starter Decks.

@  Otaku : (27 June 2020 - 05:35 PM)

Can't forget what you didn't know in the first place.

@  Patch : (27 June 2020 - 05:28 PM)

Ah yes, Overpower. Who could forget the expansion where they added a new stat and you had to re-collect your heroes all over again.

@  TheMightyMol... : (27 June 2020 - 04:20 PM)

Counterpoint, when was the last time you spent money on Overpower?


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#21 2019

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Posted 24 January 2015 - 05:39 AM

I really liked Gravity Falls so I gave it a shot.

 

Sadly, I found this show to be brain-meltingly awful. Oh well.


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Posted 24 January 2015 - 07:49 PM

well I thank this thread for bringing this show to my attention because it's a lot of fun. I would have missed it otherwise



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Posted 24 January 2015 - 08:01 PM

I don't know about some of you, but after seeing the first episode, I actually like this show.

 

Star Butterfly is something you would never expect from a magical heroine.  I mean, she's a crazy girl who literally gets sent to Earth to be responsible since she is so reckless.  And I think she's an awesome American-made magical girl.  Can any magical girl in Japan do spells like making rainbows that be set aflame, summoning puppies that can fire lasers out of their eyes (therefore beating the sharks with laser cannons) and in combat can do a spell on a hostile monster that makes them act they're on a drug trip?



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Posted 26 January 2015 - 09:47 AM

She tries too hard. Or rather, the SHOW tries too hard. It's like she is Pinkie Pie with magical powers and even less of a common sense.

Sorry, I meant... Pinkie Pie with EVEN MORE magical powers. :)

And watching just Pinkie for 20 minutes every episode? There is a reason that show is built on 6 main characters. Just my 2 cents.

 

As for Japan, well they did make Panty and Stocking, and they classify as crazy-powered magical girls for sure, even if they are much more malicious (and they also got sent to Earth to learn to be more responsible, hmm...)

 

 

 

 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?

 

 

That's what she sounds like, to me. IT seems like the VA is forcing herself to sound like it which gives the voice a raspy quality.


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Posted 26 January 2015 - 11:33 AM

The last Disney cartoon I liked came out nearly a decade ago. Man It's weird to think Phineas and Ferb has ran for about 8 years now.


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Posted 26 January 2015 - 12:09 PM

Panty and Stocking isn't so great. It leads with some gross out and although it does have some valid experimentation (the episode about the Japanese ghetto which is critical of Japanese social standards and the nation's obsession with cute things is a particular favourite) it never strays as far as it really should from the culture and cliches it claims to criticise. The fact that the beach episode is played straight as a fanservice vehicle sums that up well. Compare it to another satire anime, Excel Saga, which turns the swimsuit episode into a brilliant send up of those plots to the point there's a subplot about the male characters being unhappy they aren't allowed to appear on screen.

 

At the end of the day, Gainax won't go full out attacking the culture that buys all their studio merchandise.



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Posted 27 February 2015 - 03:28 AM

Just watched episodes 3 and 4... The art style is still pretty cute and appealing, but the show is definitely still finding its footing, writing wise. It's pretty funny but missing that heart that makes a lot of similar shows work. The ending credits sequence gives me some hope, but we'll see.


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Posted 02 April 2015 - 06:43 AM

Anybody else catch this show?  I caught the rerun Tuesday morning (as I was in Anime Club Monday night).  Have to say... it was a RIOT!  It just takes your Disney Princess angle and turns it right on it's ear (Even by Brave standards).  From what I've seen, this could be one of my new Disney XD Faves.

What are your thoughts?

Edit:  Wait.... there's been a thread about this since January?  WOW.


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Posted 02 April 2015 - 06:50 AM

Are we talking rainbows? Are we talking puppies? Hehe, I could listen to the intro over and over.

There's a thread made for this before somewhere though. Last ep I saw would be the evil tentacle of Kung fu, which was great, and the false foreigner, which wasn't. (too psycho scary in a way).

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Posted 02 April 2015 - 07:23 AM

Merged.

 

Yeah I'm really liking it so far.  I love the animation, fluid, bright and colorful.

 

The intro is very catchy too.  Nice to see an action show with a female lead like this.

 

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Posted 02 April 2015 - 08:18 AM

"Wait... did I just KILL that guy?"

"What?  Oh, No... he's just suffering from some internal bleeding and BEING A BIG BABY ABOUT IT!!!!!"


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Posted 02 April 2015 - 09:37 AM

I though the first 4 were good but not great. There's a tiny hint of "Johnny Test"ish-ness there that I dislike but there were honest a lot of fun and funny bits too. I can see cool potential.


-ZacWilliam, right now it's not as Good as a Gravity Falls or Steven Universe (by which I mean Awesomely Wonderful) but I could see it growing in that direction.

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Posted 03 April 2015 - 12:23 AM

I though the first 4 were good but not great. There's a tiny hint of "Johnny Test"ish-ness there that I dislike but there were honest a lot of fun and funny bits too. I can see cool potential.

Explain these heretical statements.  X(


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Posted 03 April 2015 - 12:28 AM

This show is really great. I thought the first episode was kind of "eh", but the second episode had me hooked.

 

Don't know why the adverts make it seem so obnoxious though.


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Posted 03 April 2015 - 12:35 AM

The football episode is easily the best one so far. I'm really enjoying this show. It inspires me to draw again!

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Posted 03 April 2015 - 08:48 AM

I do like how the troll teacher is just shrugged off as part of the New Normal.

 

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Posted 03 April 2015 - 10:53 AM

I do like how the troll teacher is just shrugged off as part of the New Normal.

 

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Yeah me too.  That she was on at least once before as a normal person before changing into a troll too.

 

That and seemingly one of the laser shooting pups bought the farm as it was sucked into that portal / black hole in the male character's room.

 

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Posted 10 April 2015 - 03:30 AM

I watched the first 2 episodes and...yeah...not liking it.

 

My big problem (besides not caring at all for the art style) is summed up in the opening credits song, where for a moment everyone, heroes and monsters, stop for a second to air guitar....

 

BB pretty much nails my feelings:

 

She tries too hard. Or rather, the SHOW tries too hard. It's like she is Pinkie Pie with magical powers and even less of a common sense.

Sorry, I meant... Pinkie Pie with EVEN MORE magical powers. :)

And watching just Pinkie for 20 minutes every episode? There is a reason that show is built on 6 main characters. Just my 2 cents.

 

It all feels like it's trying too hard. It's not "Wacky girl comes to Earth" . It's "Wakier girl comes to already wacky Earth" It's not even a "take that" to magic girl shows..It's more...the ..smugness after you "took that".

 

It's an entire show of the Tiny Toons episode where Babs goes to Wackyland  and learns sometimes you need to calm down....but without the lesson.

 

I do like how the troll teacher is just shrugged off as part of the New Normal.

 

eh...because there was never a normal.



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Posted 10 April 2015 - 04:51 AM

Can...can we at least agree Star's voice is cute?

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Posted 16 August 2015 - 03:43 AM

Wow, Star vs The Forces of Evil has really come into its own as a series since the first four episodes. The animation has always been pretty pleasing but lately its had an extra oomph that really makes it shine. And the writing and comedy have gotten spot-on as well.
 
I really love how there's a sort of exchange between Marco's and Star's worlds and experiences, it really feels like Earth is just a different flavor of wacky from Muny. I also appreciate that they take opportunities to have genuine discussions. Like, I know shows can do the whole moral of the day thing, but I feel Star VS does a pretty good job of making said discussions legitimately heartfelt.
 
I do feel they really need to do something with the side human characters, both of Marco's "friends" are lame and stereotypical losers, and his "love interest" doesn't fare much better. Well, okay, Marco's parents are pretty much flawless, but. The "magical" characters all tend to make up entirely for that.
 
tl;dr: Star vs the Forces of Evil has become an incedibly fun and hilarious show that doesn't forget to make you care about its characters in the process.

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