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@  tigerhawk : (17 June 2021 - 11:59 PM)

'save the cheerleader' then in season 3 he tears her skull open, scans her power and she simply heals. They didn't think any of it through.

@  Shockwave 75 : (17 June 2021 - 07:04 PM)

Well, you know Hollywood; if something's popular, run it into the ground!

@  Cybersnark : (17 June 2021 - 04:40 PM)

And then there was the Writers' Strike, which isn't the show's fault.

@  Cybersnark : (17 June 2021 - 04:40 PM)

Yeah, Sylar should've been, if not killed off, at least left to rest.

@  Nevermore : (17 June 2021 - 03:43 PM)

It never truly recovered from that.

@  Nevermore : (17 June 2021 - 03:43 PM)

Season 1 was good until the finale.

@  Paladin : (17 June 2021 - 09:37 AM)

because it sucked.

@  tigerhawk : (17 June 2021 - 08:58 AM)

Heroes was cancelled twice.

@  Nevermore : (17 June 2021 - 06:33 AM)

The song's official name is "Holding Out for a Hero".

@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 June 2021 - 12:54 AM)

That's a long time to wait for a sandwich.

@  Maruten : (16 June 2021 - 07:13 PM)

Lucky there's a hero arriving in July.

@  Steevy Maximus : (16 June 2021 - 05:38 PM)

I think I've heard "I Need a Hero" more times this past week than I have in the past several years.

@  tigerhawk : (16 June 2021 - 12:41 PM)

Thanks to Earthrise I can recreate the end of Return of Optimus Prime part 1.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 June 2021 - 11:19 AM)

I wish they would do something like that here: but then it would become obvious in which provinces you're getting gouged.

@  Nevermore : (16 June 2021 - 10:42 AM)

Here in Germany, the price you see is the price you pay, tax included.

@  Nevermore : (16 June 2021 - 10:42 AM)

I always find it weaird hearing that stores in the US don't initially already taxes in their prices.

@  Nevermore : (16 June 2021 - 04:33 AM)

You know what's kewl? Poor literacy.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 June 2021 - 04:31 PM)

Awesome, thanks for the heads up.

@  CORVUS : (15 June 2021 - 04:12 PM)

Kewl. Thanks!

@  Kalidor : (15 June 2021 - 02:08 PM)

Hey everybody! I wanted to announce that Sarahthecutevixen is our newest addition to the Allspark staff. She's primarily looking over discord stuff, but I wanted to make sure she got a welcome over here as well.

@  NovaSaber : (14 June 2021 - 11:07 AM)

Turn-Bass RPG

@  Sabrblade : (14 June 2021 - 10:21 AM)

Do not X0 quietly into the night.

@  ▲ndrusi : (14 June 2021 - 10:13 AM)

All your Bass are--

@  Donocropolis : (14 June 2021 - 05:56 AM)

*Bass X0 not available in Alaska or Hawaii.

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Get your own Big Mouth BassX0 for the low price of $19.95 (plusshippingandhandling)

@  repowers : (13 June 2021 - 12:45 PM)

Mr. Speaker, we are for the Bass X0.

@  Nevermore : (13 June 2021 - 06:04 AM)

It's all about that Bass XD.

@  tigerhawk : (13 June 2021 - 02:16 AM)

Will altering the moons orbit in any way help.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (13 June 2021 - 01:51 AM)

Now that you have seen this Bass XO, you must send it to five other Bass XOs or BassXO will come to you in a week and then you too will be BassXO.

@  Telly : (13 June 2021 - 12:08 AM)

or feed him after midnight

@  wonko the sane? : (12 June 2021 - 09:00 PM)

Just don't drop him.

@  Kaon : (12 June 2021 - 08:03 PM)

man this chat is nothing but Bass X)

@  Nevermore : (12 June 2021 - 07:08 PM)

Carefull, he is a Bass Xo.

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 June 2021 - 05:53 PM)

Aw, it's not even a shiny.

@  Sabrblade : (12 June 2021 - 05:27 PM)

A wild Bass X0 has appeared!

@  Bass X0 : (12 June 2021 - 05:20 PM)

I didn't even try this time.

@  Nevermore : (12 June 2021 - 03:43 AM)

8ass X÷ has hijacked this conversation.

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Its Bass X0. I named myself after my three favourite Mega Man characters - Bass, X and Zero. I did consider going with Vile Bass X0, but that would have been going too far.

@  repowers : (11 June 2021 - 11:29 PM)

Bass XO has been trying to reach you about your car's extended warranty.

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Do not taunt Bass XO.

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Please consult a technician before using Bass XO. Do not operate Bass XO while consuming alcohol.

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Nine out of ten doctors recommend Bass XO. The last doctor is on my list.

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Bass XO is available at these fine retailers.

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Bass XO is not to be confused with Bay Sexo.

@  Fenix Twilight : (10 June 2021 - 08:38 PM)

It's good to be back, after that outage I think I'll try to post more.

@  Steevy Maximus : (10 June 2021 - 12:16 PM)

I think Hasbro Pulse is broken. Dang Star Wars nerds!

@  tigerhawk : (10 June 2021 - 04:46 AM)

When I googled 'space bridge' I was disappointed. Maybe in a hundred years.

@  ▲ndrusi : (09 June 2021 - 04:05 PM)

Bass XO is backward compatible with the Sega Master System.

@  Donocropolis : (09 June 2021 - 05:37 AM)

Bass XO has 9" long, dagger-like teeth and a 12,000 lb. bite force

@  repowers : (08 June 2021 - 07:26 PM)

Bass XO doesn't feel pain. He can't be reasoned with!


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How do we not have a Steven Universe thread?!


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#21 Maruten

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Posted 21 March 2015 - 04:31 PM

How DO we not have a thread already? I was just thinking that a few days ago. Because this show. THIS SHOW.

It's not that uncommon for a "kids' show" to have a vein of deeper complexity or heaviness under the surface, but it's rarely as well executed as it has been here. Nothing is more wonderful than a goofy, hilarious thing that can bust out a tear-jerker or a genuine shock now and then. Sprinkled with the best songwriting of any animated TV series since... what? What's the last show that can top these bizarre, haunting, hilarious, wonderful songs?

I love Adventure Time, and I love it the most when it's delving into past lives or dark history or recurring arm injuries or making me bawl over Simon and Marcy. But it just can't top the world building and the amazing characters of Steven Universe. Steven himself is just such an amazing and beautiful and unique protagonist, and the Gems become more fascinating and intriguing and uh-oh! with every revelation. Initially I loved Amethyst, liked Garnet and wasn't particularly fond of Pearl. But there's plenty to love about all of them (though yeah, let's maybe stamp that "#1" next to Garnet).

Are there other current shows with a similar level of "make you laugh til you cry and then punch you in the gut"? Does Gravity Falls develop that kind of depth? I (gravity) fell behind.

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Posted 21 March 2015 - 04:43 PM

I think it's pretty much on par with how Adventure Time wove it's story.  Yes it doesn't seem to be connected at first glance and everything seems random but there's a thread being woven through every episode.  A thread that when they put it up front and center, you go "OOOOOOOOOOOOOOH!" and realize exactly that each story they told had some element, some feature that the main thread is composed of that you can't help but see exactly the message the creators were going for.

 

As for the characters, each one is pretty well rounded without being annoying.  The thing I love about the Crystal Gems is their utter hopelessness at all the human things that Steven does but at the same time there's this love they have for him that feels different then the love they had for Rose Quartz.  It's pretty obvious they admired and loved Rose for all of her accomplishments but with Steven, you can see just how each Gem reacts to this lovable oaf who tries his damndest to live up to their expectations.  He might not be able to but he tires, oh lord does he try to not disappoint them in any way.  

 

Ironbite-it's just one of those shows that you don't see much nowadays.


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Posted 21 March 2015 - 05:26 PM

I think Universe does a better job at having a unified backstory than Adventure Time. AT I feel introduces things as random, and later they decide to utilize them officially (Ice King's beardflying for instance), whereas Steven Universe has more "a-HA" moments that are obviously deliberate once viewed in retrospect.

 

I too was surprised to not see a thread. Between this and Gravity Falls, last week was a hell of a homerun for US cartoons.



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Posted 21 March 2015 - 11:09 PM

I dug this show from the first time I heard the Cookie Cat song ("He left his family behind!" Why the HELL is that part of a commercial jingle?), but the recent multi-parter really just put it over the top.

I think I still like Adventure Time more, but Garnet's song rivals even the best scenes of that show.

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Posted 22 March 2015 - 01:00 AM

It's not often we get combination song/fight scenes like that, it was a real treat.


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Posted 22 March 2015 - 07:50 AM

The thing that stands out to me most about this show is it's co-run by Ian Jones. I know he quit webcomics to go and work in TV animation, but some part of me still wishes he hadn't called it quits RIGHT when RPG World was starting its big finale.

 

It's sad that never had an ending and yet stuff like MegaTokyo is still going.


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Posted 22 March 2015 - 09:30 AM

I want to like this show, but every time i catch it the characters all seem so obnoxious. its like king of the hill.
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Posted 22 March 2015 - 09:44 AM

I want to like this show, but every time i catch it the characters all seem so obnoxious. its like king of the hill.

Well, that wasn't a comparison I was expecting.

 

Although I guess both shows feature chubby boys with girl friends named Connie


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Posted 22 March 2015 - 01:07 PM

I love this show.  I think the reason it does a better job with the unified back story is that it was planned that way from the start, where I think I read somewhere that Adventure Time just kind of evolved into the story as it went.  Both shows are great, but there are some really awesome elements to this that make it stand out.



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Posted 23 March 2015 - 04:33 AM

This gave me a severe case of the giggles so I thought I'd share:

 


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Posted 23 March 2015 - 04:58 AM

I'm fairly sure we did have a thread, I remember posting in it. maybe it was not titled as such?

I have a friend who is very into this, and I watched a few myself... Buuut it's frankly, not for me. I appreciate the "magical girl" style and the deeper backstory we sometimes see, the animation is nice and the characters endearing. But frankly, the buildup for the revelation on the Gems was atrociously slow, and most episodes deal with mundane everyday stuff in a rather boring manner. I understand why some would like this, but for me, the show is too boring.

Btw, I mentioned this before, but it's a nice nod to Sailor Moon that Lion has the same color scheme as season 2 monster of the day Falion.

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Posted 23 March 2015 - 05:58 AM

Steven actively reads Sailor Moon(Mentioned in the canonical Newsarama Interview and also had a copy on his nightstand in an episode.), so I imagine there's some intention in that.


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Posted 24 March 2015 - 04:14 AM

I do like this show, although Lars needs to get catapulted into the nearest volcano. His only redeeming feature (for want of a better word) is an example of what not to be like.

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Posted 24 March 2015 - 04:31 AM

Steven actively reads Sailor Moon(Mentioned in the canonical Newsarama Interview and also had a copy on his nightstand in an episode.), so I imagine there's some intention in that.

 

Neat, didn't know that! Also, most people theorise Lion is

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Posted 24 March 2015 - 06:54 AM

Steven actively reads Sailor Moon(Mentioned in the canonical Newsarama Interview and also had a copy on his nightstand in an episode.), so I imagine there's some intention in that.

 
Neat, didn't know that! Also, most people theorise Lion is
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Well the fact it's linked to her very significantly is made pretty obvious throughout the series.

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Edit: Also the episode "Rose's Room" is really head-screwy.

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Posted 24 March 2015 - 09:13 PM

I do like this show, although Lars needs to get catapulted into the nearest volcano. His only redeeming feature (for want of a better word) is an example of what not to be like.

 

My friendship with Lars is deep, but complicated.


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Posted 24 March 2015 - 09:48 PM

I'm now like completely hooked on this show in a big way. Trying desperately not skip ahead on episodes.



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Posted 25 March 2015 - 05:43 PM

Good luck. The reveals are very well done. The viewers learn things at the same time as Steven, so skipping ahead loses a lot of impact.

Edited by Sjogre, 25 March 2015 - 06:01 PM.

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Posted 25 March 2015 - 09:57 PM

Anyone make gemsonas/personafications of Marvel's Infinity Gems yet?

A quick tumblr search just turned up some people wondering the same thing, but calling them "Infinity Stones".


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Posted 25 March 2015 - 10:14 PM

No, but that's a pretty rad idea.
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