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@  Liege : (11 November 2019 - 11:22 PM)

Pro tip for anyone hunting the for the Walmart 35th exclusives: try the seasonal aisles rather than the toy section. I found the display with all the exclusives and a bunch of the reflector wave practically untouched amongst those novelty arcade machines and a bunch of frozen merch.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (11 November 2019 - 09:45 PM)

Although that does spark an idea for me. In a new continuity, Censere the Necrobot could be the herald Cityspeaker for Quintessa the Necrotitan just to play on their monikers utilizing Greek for dead, nekrós.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (11 November 2019 - 09:26 PM)

I hate to burst your bubble, Maximus Ambus, but 90% of things said in IDW turned out to be amnesiac half-rememberings courtesy of Adaptus or outright lies courtesy of Shockwave.

@  Jenny : (11 November 2019 - 08:54 AM)

The toy's designed to look like Wipe-Out, anyway.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 November 2019 - 08:14 AM)

Didn't they try to retcon that into a figure of speech because that connection went against everybody else's long-term plans?

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 November 2019 - 03:53 AM)

There's still some connection given Trypticon was created by Mortilus.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 November 2019 - 12:12 AM)

Yeah that toy doesn't exactly look like Necrobot.

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 08:24 PM)

But.... it's just "Necro" not "Necrobot".

@  TheMightyMol... : (10 November 2019 - 05:10 PM)

But why does the God of Death need a giant space kaiju? Wait, never mind, answered my own question.

@  Maximus Ambus : (10 November 2019 - 02:15 PM)

Yowza I just realised Titans Trypticon comes with Necro AKA Censere AKA Mortilus.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:15 PM)

I... think the best equivalent would actually be the British "There is room for improvement".

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:15 PM)

There's always a sense of irony to it, but what the ratio between irony (you really failed) and straightworwardness (at least you achieved something) is depends on the situation and the speaker.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:12 PM)

The meaning can be both literal (you succeed on one level but fail on another), or it can be utterly ironic (you fail in every regard but the most technical; or even worse, "you really gave your best"), and anything in between.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:10 PM)

For example: A singer can hit the notes really well, but clearly isn't a native speaker and what little of the lyrics you can make out sounds nothing like what it's supposed to be.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 November 2019 - 01:06 PM)

The premise seems to be the mixing of technical and aesthetic technical qualities towards the overall success.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 November 2019 - 01:05 PM)

But both "hollow victory" and pyrrhic victory" are referring to having lost as much as you've gained. IE; a battle was won but both armies were destroyed. The town being seiged is victorious, but all the soldiers are still dead. Nevermore's concept is more "You did it, but it's so ugly we don't know if you actually succeeded".

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 11:35 AM)

Alternately, one could probably also call it a "hollow victory".

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 11:35 AM)

Example: In the Powerpuff Girls episode "Uh Oh Dynamo", the monster-of-the-day was a really tough, giant-size one that required the use of a really destructive mech to defeat it. While the monster was ultimately beaten, the city of Townsville was utterly trashed by the mech's weapons in the process. So, while the city was saved from the monster, it was harmed even worse by the mech that saved it, making the victory bittersweet.

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 11:32 AM)

@Nevermore, sounds to me like what one might call a "bittersweet victory". The goal was met, but at great cost or by disastrous result that call into question if the achieved goal could even be called a success.

@  Arvegtor : (10 November 2019 - 09:40 AM)

Seems to be close enough to "Pyrrhic victory"

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 November 2019 - 09:37 AM)

What do you get from putting the German term through a translator?

@  wonko the sane? : (10 November 2019 - 08:57 AM)

That is a ridiculously interesting concept. But I don't think english has a singular term for what you're describing.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 08:28 AM)

Is there an English equivalent for what we Germans call "deductions in the B rating"? Context: Someone did something and suceeded on a technical level (as in, achieved the intended goal), but failed to some degree in the details, i.e. there was some collateral damage, or while a technical success, the end result is an aestetic failure. It can be used highly ironically, as in "barely achieved the intended goal, but failed so much in every aspect that's not purely technical that it might as well be considered an utter failure altogether." The German term is derived from the old judging syste in figure skating, which gave separate ratings for "technical merit" and "presentation", with the latter being the origin of the German term.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (10 November 2019 - 02:32 AM)

Huh. I did not know before today that "medieval" had an alternate spelling "mediaeval". Like "paleontology" and "palaeontology".

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 November 2019 - 04:15 PM)

'Beast Wars in underrated' the comment went. I exploded.

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@  wonko the sane? : (09 November 2019 - 02:14 PM)

So... you can look like a cop from the 70's AND a huge nerd at the same time?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (09 November 2019 - 02:09 PM)

I feel like the best way to carry the Switch would be an under-arm torso holster.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (09 November 2019 - 12:31 PM)

It's not. hell. If the 3DS zelda case just stretched a LITTLE more it would fit.

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 November 2019 - 03:38 AM)

I feel like the Switch Lite is a bit big to have hanging on your belt like that, but I don't take my Switch out with me often anyway.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (09 November 2019 - 01:13 AM)

I must be the only one who wants a switch lite case with a belt loop. o.O

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 November 2019 - 03:03 PM)

I'm gonna have "Chainsaw Buffet" and "Candy For the Cannibal" by Lordi playing in my head all night.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 November 2019 - 12:36 PM)

Trick or treaters can only consent to cannibalism in Germania.

@  Sabrblade : (07 November 2019 - 12:12 PM)

Hey, if the trick or treaters can't take some loving insults, that's their problem.

@  Arazyr : (07 November 2019 - 11:39 AM)

Just make sure to put the leftovers in the fridge, so they don't get spoiled.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 November 2019 - 11:10 AM)

I love children... but I can never eat a whole one.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 November 2019 - 09:52 AM)

I can neither confirm nor deny this allegation.

@  Paladin : (07 November 2019 - 09:46 AM)

...you don't roast the trick or treaters, do you....

@  wonko the sane? : (07 November 2019 - 09:38 AM)

A cold beer, a warm fire, some smores and trick or treaters... Man, you got this life thing down.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 November 2019 - 09:37 AM)

That actually sounds pretty awesome.

@  MEDdMI : (07 November 2019 - 08:59 AM)

we'll move to the open garage if it's raining

@  MEDdMI : (07 November 2019 - 08:58 AM)

every Halloween since we got a house, TMM and I chill in the driveway with a fire bowl and roast things while handing out candy. It's pretty great.

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 November 2019 - 03:42 AM)

Peter Cullen voiced King Kong let that sink in.

@  TM2-Megatron : (06 November 2019 - 11:42 PM)

I've noticed that after a year or two, though, people with children will start getting into it for their kids

@  TM2-Megatron : (06 November 2019 - 11:41 PM)

I think a lot of the decline you see in Halloween is due to newcomers to Canada who don't really get it... I mean,there are only a handful of countries in the world that practice this particular oddity

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (06 November 2019 - 12:29 PM)

I recently attended a talk on Samhain and its associated mythology by a professor from Limerick.

@  Otaku : (06 November 2019 - 11:49 AM)

Trunk or Treats have become more popular because it is supposed to be safer, and even if it isn't, it just tends to be easier for the Trick-or-Treaters.

@  wonko the sane? : (06 November 2019 - 11:00 AM)

That's okay: between ever more extreme weather, ever more violent society, and general paranoia of parents: halloweens not doing to well out here either.

@  Anonymous X : (06 November 2019 - 09:30 AM)

We used to have Bonfire Night here in the UK as our thing instead of Halloween... It's withered away for the most part. Halloween used to be the strange American tradition you knew of from ET or various cartoons

@  TheMightyMol... : (06 November 2019 - 06:33 AM)

So that's why I never get invited anywhere.

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How do we not have a Steven Universe thread?!

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Posted 25 March 2015 - 10:48 PM

Oh, and before someone else brings it up, I know they're called Infinity Stones in the MCU, and that a lot of people are probably more familiar with that incarnation of them.


It is just that if you are talking about them in relation to Steven Universe I think it makes a lot more sense to refer to them as gems.

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Posted 26 March 2015 - 12:02 AM

Most people probably don't keep that straight, anyway. Infinity stone, gem, rock, glass, whatever. The first word is the important one.
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Posted 26 March 2015 - 05:44 AM

As bad as Lars can be, all he's ever been is rude and obnoxious.

He's never done anything like try to kill a kid over a conspiracy or strand three people on an island with no food that happens to be inhabited by an invisible monster

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Posted 26 March 2015 - 03:29 PM

I'm starting to pay more attention to it. It's kind of what I wish adventure time would be.

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Posted 26 March 2015 - 11:33 PM


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Posted 27 March 2015 - 03:31 AM

We are in season 2

Ironbite- Jailbreak was the final


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Posted 27 March 2015 - 03:54 AM

Huh. I guess that works a bit better? I thought it was 52 episodes a season...


I would have marked "Full Disclosure" as the Season Finale myself, then. It's a better cap to the season as a whole than Jailbreak.


I guess that answers how long we were going to have to wait for Season 2!





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Posted 27 March 2015 - 06:17 AM

Full Disclosure was the S2 premiere...and then Open Book was an earlier S1 episode that ran out of order. They had to juggle things a bit to make the Steven Bomb marathon week work.

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Posted 27 March 2015 - 02:05 PM


I guess that she managed to steer it some. Unless she crashed in Canada first, and then flew to Delmarva.

Hmmn. Maybe she actually touched down in Canada and made the pod fly to Delmarva, trying to use it like her robonoids.
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Posted 28 March 2015 - 04:00 AM

Most people probably don't keep that straight, anyway. Infinity stone, gem, rock, glass, whatever. The first word is the important one.

Well, if you go back far enough, they were all originally called the Soul Gems, then Thanos renamed them while talking to himself and somehow everyone else knew it too. Although that was after he finished the Infinity Gauntlet for the first time, so maybe he willed the name change on everyone out of pure ego. Makes as much sense as anything else in the whole event.

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Posted 28 March 2015 - 04:27 AM

This show is really good at dropping subtle little bombs in otherwise innocuous episodes. In Joyride for example: "I want to talk to Garnet, Amethyst, and Pearl about it, but I feel like they kinda blame me for my mom not being around anymore."


Cripes, man.

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Posted 29 March 2015 - 12:09 PM

Seeing people react to the upcoming Uncle Grandpa crossover is both funny and depressing.

Uncle Grandpa's style of humor isn't really my thing anymore, but I don't think it's horrible.


I think I have a soft spot for all-powerful reality warper-type characters.

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Posted 29 March 2015 - 02:58 PM

Uncle is dumb enough it could be on adult swims "only stoners are watching us right now anyways" block

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Posted 29 March 2015 - 07:53 PM


Nah, I have faith it'll be fun.

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Posted 29 March 2015 - 07:57 PM



Reminds me of the episode of Chowder where Gazpacho says the CN symbol is permanent.


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Posted 30 March 2015 - 03:04 PM

..........Ok, that joke is brilliant. Other shows have done similar and it will date in repeats/format changes but.....*applauds*

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Posted 30 March 2015 - 03:08 PM

I'll admit that's a good gag, but that Uncle Grandpa voice just skeeves me right the hell out, every second building up to it.

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Posted 30 March 2015 - 04:11 PM

Please please please tell me I can jsut skip this one and not miss anything of value? Uncle Grandpa is a horrid show that revels in abject stupidity and has no business being anywhere near Steven universe.


Let it crossover with Teen Titans Go and let the idiots play in the same pool.

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Posted 30 March 2015 - 09:38 PM

I kinda hope it is, because hoooly crap the fandom tantrums warrant it.

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