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@  wonko the sane? : (18 February 2020 - 07:33 AM)

Huhn. Penny arcade was right, the division 2 is literally 3 dollars...

@  Steevy Maximus : (17 February 2020 - 11:05 PM)

Oh, Wicked Cool Toys got the Halo toy license. This is a big year for Jazwares

@  Steevy Maximus : (17 February 2020 - 07:02 PM)

iTunes/Apple TV has the complete Cowboy Bebop series for just $5!

@  fourteenwings : (17 February 2020 - 12:41 AM)

The Samsung Galaxy B-TOOM!

@  Paladin : (16 February 2020 - 07:20 PM)

business is booming.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 February 2020 - 06:49 PM)

SAmsung has you covered. Exploding phones.

@  Patch : (16 February 2020 - 05:21 PM)

Modern problems require modern solutions.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 February 2020 - 05:21 PM)

Japan seems to have a tradition of murder things where cellphones facilitate the killing instead. Like King's Game and Doubt.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 February 2020 - 05:17 PM)

Or there's just conveniently no reception, or all of their phones are dead at the same time. Or they're just stupid and forget about them.

@  Patch : (16 February 2020 - 04:41 PM)

Now the slasher villain has to go and knock over the nearest cell tower before butchering horny teenagers.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 February 2020 - 03:54 PM)

Think of all the horror and mystery movies that involve the bad guys cutting the phone line. Now think about how many people don't even have a land line to cut anymore.

@  Telly : (16 February 2020 - 03:47 PM)

its like that scene in commando. the bad guy has to get to a phone to call the big bad to tell him arnold isnt on the plane. that wouldnt happen today

@  Rycochet : (16 February 2020 - 03:18 PM)

Watching early episodes of the x-files will make you feel super old once you start to notice the techology they use, and the technology they lack.

@  Maximus Ambus : (16 February 2020 - 01:00 PM)

This guy.

@  Roddie Luver : (15 February 2020 - 10:55 PM)

Hey

@  Kalidor : (14 February 2020 - 03:01 PM)

The ones that get me are the "Uploaded 12 years ago" ones

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 February 2020 - 02:49 PM)

Makes you feel old, don't it?

@  Maximus Ambus : (14 February 2020 - 02:38 PM)

While browsing Youtube vids I read these comments: 'The X Files is such an underrated show' and another 'Brent Spiner is a underrated actor' I want to punch something.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 February 2020 - 12:16 PM)

Besides: cupid freaks me out. "Find someone to love, or I'll SHOOT YOU".

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 February 2020 - 12:11 PM)

It's just the day before Cheap Chocolate Day.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 February 2020 - 12:08 PM)

Meh, just more game time.

@  Paladin : (14 February 2020 - 10:55 AM)

Valentine's day. Bummer.

@  Otaku : (14 February 2020 - 10:41 AM)

So is that an occasion for congratulations or condolences, Telly?  I see it as a good thing, but that is a matter of personal preference; easier for me to keep straight who is who when the names don't change. XP

@  Telly : (14 February 2020 - 12:48 AM)

damn. ive been going by "telly" on here for nearly 14 years...

@  TM2-Megatron : (11 February 2020 - 08:06 PM)

I've seen it. It didn't really deliver on the title

@  Paladin : (11 February 2020 - 05:28 PM)

we don't need to see that. we're living it.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 February 2020 - 03:42 PM)

Anyone seen an old British movie called 'The Earth dies screaming' it's like a Doctor Who serial minus the Doctor.

@  TriBlurr : (09 February 2020 - 11:58 AM)

Needs more zone defense. Call Scrapper

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 February 2020 - 11:29 AM)

MORE POINTS FOR BLITZWING!

@  Donocropolis : (09 February 2020 - 09:33 AM)

MP-7 Thundercracker recovers....he's at the 40....the 20....AND HE SCORES!

@  PlutoniumBoss : (08 February 2020 - 10:37 PM)

Reserved for Masterpiece Kup.

@  Sabrblade : (08 February 2020 - 09:49 PM)

MP-10 Convoy redecoed.

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 February 2020 - 06:56 AM)

MP-9 Rodimus self-destructed.

@  Nevermore : (08 February 2020 - 06:51 AM)

MP-5 Megatron removed.

@  Bass X0 : (08 February 2020 - 05:20 AM)

MP-50 Tigatron and MP-51 Arcee revealed.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 February 2020 - 02:26 PM)

SkiNNEERRR

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 February 2020 - 02:12 PM)

Superintendent Chalmers is hilarious too, or was when he was played straight. "An unrelated article." "mm hm." "Within the banner headline."

@  PlutoniumBoss : (06 February 2020 - 09:03 PM)

"I'm not a real Mister but I am a real Burns I am an actual Burns..."

@  Darth Gonzo : (06 February 2020 - 06:02 PM)

Optimus looks like his Siege figure. Maybe this will be canon to the Transformers ongoing comic series at the moment.

@  Cyoti : (06 February 2020 - 05:13 PM)

iirc megatron ended up in equestria at the end of gi joe v tfs

@  wonko the sane? : (06 February 2020 - 05:02 PM)

I doubt megatron will fall for that friendship stuff.

@  Darth Gonzo : (06 February 2020 - 02:04 PM)

My Little Pony/Transformers is really happening cool!

@  Paladin : (06 February 2020 - 12:49 PM)

I don't know...

@  TheMightyMol... : (06 February 2020 - 12:39 PM)

Okay, Mr. Burns. What's your first name?

@  Paladin : (06 February 2020 - 12:21 PM)

i believe you have a letter for me.

@  Maximus Ambus : (06 February 2020 - 12:11 PM)

My name is Mr Burns.

@  Rodimus Supreme : (06 February 2020 - 11:52 AM)

*Walks in and immediately disappears into a bush like Homer Simpson.*

@  TheMightyMol... : (06 February 2020 - 05:05 AM)

Crossgrin OTP

@  TriBlurr : (05 February 2020 - 09:38 PM)

If anyone at IDW is reading this. Feel free to make that canon

@  TriBlurr : (05 February 2020 - 09:36 PM)

Sweet I can ship him with...*throws dart at board* Skullgrin??? Sure that works


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#3361 wonko the sane?

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Posted 07 September 2019 - 10:09 AM

It kinda DID look like earth foliage... but that was supposedly before pink got the earth as a colony. I know there are other green worlds out there, but they actually did a pretty good job of making that world (you know which one.) look alien.


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Posted 07 September 2019 - 11:44 AM

Rose did have a strange power over plants and was able to affect earth plant life. (When Spinel said they were going to Pink's garden, I actually thought it was going to be Rose's garden, with the fountain).

Or perhaps it was Pink's own gem plants that she seeded on earth. It was a war of thousands of years after all and she must have been using all the advantages she had.

Sudden thought but Steven Universe kinda blew my mind about them having an alternate history. Are there other mainstream toons that have an alternate timeline established right from the start?

Most toons with a not-normal setting are set in the future so they can have extra technology but Steven Universe is practically set in the 'now' with no advanced tech visible, so much so that I didn't realize it was an alternate history until later. Even with the weird locales they visited.

Legend of Korra's start freaked me out because we were there to witness their industrial age mere decades from the Legend of Aang.

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Posted 08 September 2019 - 02:08 PM

KaiserNeko weighs in on the diamonds

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Posted 08 September 2019 - 06:02 PM


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Posted 08 September 2019 - 09:29 PM

Okay, after a week, it aired in Canada and I finally got a free couple of hours to watch it.

*Imagining a Tarn version of 'Other Friends'.*

Steven Universe continues to be the best Transformers series we've ever had.

I think part of my issue here is... why? Its such an ungodly terrible thing, and we only see it from Spinel's view.. but still... WHY would Pink just sorta abandon her like that?

Negligence. That's always been the common thread of Pink/Rose's terrible decisions. She doesn't do confrontations, so even when she knows she's done something wrong, she just walks away and hopes things will work out once she's removed herself.

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Posted 09 September 2019 - 08:29 AM

Alright, so I watched last night, and had some time to digest it: Did... the events of the movie really happen? I mean, obvious argument "official product, so it's canon." but...
 
Spinel managed to get a WMD and figure out where earth was AND travel all the way there in about three minutes. After standing, alone, in a forgotten ruin, for millennia. In that same time span, she functionally went from being a living toy, to a sapient being. I don't think it actually happened, and was literally just a vehicle to recap the series.
 
Edit: oh yeah, lemme know if I need to go back and put anything into spoilers, please.

Yeah, that was my main issue w/ the plot, too. I think Spinel was sapient the whole time, but I would've preferred that she had more time to know what had happened, turn from sad to angry, and get to Earth. Maybe if they had shown that previous broadcasts were made. Also I doubt the colony would bother keeping a bio injector to erase a tiny planet that only has a little bit of life on it. Also, I know that Spinel's design and movements are a nod to old cartoons, but why would she even be like that so long before Earth cartoons even existed, to a bunch of gems who barely know how to have any fun? .....unless you want to argue that Rose influenced Disney with stories of Spinel. XD

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Posted 09 September 2019 - 09:40 AM

Also, I know that Spinel's design and movements are a nod to old cartoons, but why would she even be like that so long before Earth cartoons even existed,

For the same reason White Diamond looks like she was designed by Fritz Lang.

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Posted 09 September 2019 - 11:42 AM


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Posted 09 September 2019 - 02:38 PM

Well, yeah, suspension of disbelief is one thing, but sometimes the holes are so big they pull you out of the story. I get Spinel'sanimation style and the old Disney book opener device as homages, but that one plot point really bugs me. You'd think that Spinel would've needed more time to process the broadcast- I get that she was stewing for 6000 years, but it took her just a few minutes after learning about what really happened to Pink to turn bad, decide she was going to wipe their memories, destroy the planet, and travel to Earth. Sometimes I can't turn off the over-analyzation, though. It's why I tend to avoid discussions of series I'm really into. I don't need more fuel for the speculation/analyzation trains already running in my head.


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Posted 10 September 2019 - 08:37 AM

I think we may be taking the time span as presented a little too literally. I think the musical number bridging the message and Spinel showing up may be meant to represent a little bit more time passing than what was shown directly. 


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Posted 10 September 2019 - 11:28 AM

Good point: we have no idea how long the warp pad travel time is from homeworld to earth. But it can't possibly be that long since we know they're whole and conscious in there and steven didn't drop home starving and dehydrated... or dead.


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Posted 10 September 2019 - 11:54 AM

I'm also still of the mind that despite what She claims, she wasn't fully committed to her plan for revenge till after she sure that she'd been forgotten. Even with the doomsday weapon and the threats before hand, she still doesn't actually attack or hurt anyone till after she realizes that Steven doesn't know her. There is a shift in her mood, the way she sings and even the music itself after that moment. While there could be a lot of unseen time between the message and her arrival to try and process all this, it still feels subtly like she's hoping she's wrong at first. It also kinda fits with her regression later on as well. She's got hope things are gonna be better, but she's scared... and then Steven quickly switches from her to helping the others when the immediate threat is ended and to her it seems like she's been used and discarded again. Just rewatching her, I just don't feel like she ever WANTS to be the bad guy, she's not wanting to be the villian... She is mind you, I'm not excusing her actions, she a villian and a major threat; but unlike most of the major antagonists we've gotten in the series Spindel is victim.

 

She's been deeply hurt by someone she loved and trusted and is violently lashing out, but to me there is part of her that wants to just be happy again and not do all this. I think its why she so easily kinda falls back on her silly ways when the other Diamonds show up. She's gonna be constantly reminded of what she did do if she stayed with Steven (even if they never bring it up). We kinda see that quiet a bit with Lapis over the series, with her being another victim, how anything that started to remind her of her traumas made her either lash out or pull away; so Spindel needs to be away from Earth and Steven; even if being with the Diamonds is probably not the most ideal solution, its one that could be beneficial to the healing of both parties.


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Posted 10 September 2019 - 03:04 PM

Yeah, it's definitely gonna need some re-watching when it comes out on DVD/digital. Not like there was ever any question if I would buy it or not. :D



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Posted 10 September 2019 - 03:14 PM

WOW the SU movie is good. Like a perfect summation of everything that is good about the show itself, refined and condensed and polished to a mirror sheen.
 
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Posted 10 September 2019 - 10:35 PM

I read a comment that said that it could have had some more in-between frames. Like, the final eps were more consistent with the animation.
But, yeah, overall still very good. (But still leaving fans wanting more stuff in it.)

Btw, I actually thought Steven would attempt to fuse with the reset gems, to jump start their memories. They do share minds when that happens. But I reasoned that there's no emotional synchronization present to pull off a proper fusion for it to work.

(Er, now I can't explain how Steven was able to fuse with inert gems during the falling scene for Smokey and Rainbow 2.0)

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Posted 11 September 2019 - 08:12 AM

I do think Spinel and the Diamonds will actually be okay together.  Steven did say the Diamonds are way more affectionate now and they have learned from their mistakes too.

 

Spinel just wants to to entertain people and make friends, something she can do in the palace rather easily, and there are more candidates at the palace then just the Diamonds.  The Pebbles, and Pink Pearl if she is still there, would be ideal candidates to befriend her.  Especially Pink Pearl, as we got to see her like watching Pink Diamond perform juggling, so it feels like that would be a good match.

 

One interesting thing about Spinel I noticed.  Pearl mentioned she had a perfect cut.  The only other gem described like that in the show was Jasper, White Diamond just considered herself flat out perfect, her cut was never mentioned.  It can explain a little why Spinel was so powerful, even if she was created to mainly be a jester.

 

I do hope we get to see her again in the future, and hopefully happier too.



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Posted 11 September 2019 - 10:07 AM

Good point: we have no idea how long the warp pad travel time is from homeworld to earth.

We also know from the series that there is no direct warp path from Homeworld to Earth (note that, without the Galaxy Warp, Earth was cut off), so Steven would've had to make stops/transfers along the way (even assuming they built a new Galaxy Warp in the last two years).

It's like someone travelling from Atlantis to Earth in Stargate; they'd have to go from Atlantis to Midway (where the Pegasus network ends and the Milky Way network begins), then dial from Midway to Earth. We just don't see that middle step because it's not plot-relevant.

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Posted 11 September 2019 - 10:43 AM

 

Good point: we have no idea how long the warp pad travel time is from homeworld to earth.

We also know from the series that there is no direct warp path from Homeworld to Earth (note that, without the Galaxy Warp, Earth was cut off), so Steven would've had to make stops/transfers along the way (even assuming they built a new Galaxy Warp in the last two years).

It's like someone travelling from Atlantis to Earth in Stargate; they'd have to go from Atlantis to Midway (where the Pegasus network ends and the Milky Way network begins), then dial from Midway to Earth. We just don't see that middle step because it's not plot-relevant.

 

Till the episode it was relevant. :)

 

Yeah, I think the scene was trying to imply they built a new one. It would make sense: as tough as steven is, long term living on homeworld isn't currently possible for a human. He would need at the very least a reliable supply chain, and a shower and toilet somewhere. Which makes sense in regards to where they put the new pad.


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Posted 04 October 2019 - 12:07 PM

It's not over!


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Posted 04 October 2019 - 12:35 PM

Ian highlights this is an epilogue mini series, not a new season or ongoing continuation.



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