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@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 10:54 PM)

If it's seasonal affective disorder, check with your doc about vitamin D supplements.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 December 2019 - 12:46 PM)

That's what I was thinking too, It's the christmas rush and if that's not stressful enough the cold weather can also impact mental health.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 12:41 PM)

Might be a stupid question given the comment, BUT: have you done anything outside the ordinary lately? Might just be a stress reaction.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 December 2019 - 12:29 PM)

I've experienced sleep paralysis with ghostly images and similar things in the past and can snap out of it through moving my fingers. I've definitely hallucinated before and members of both sides of the family have had similar experience, some suffered forms of mental instability in two cases schizophrenia.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 10:47 AM)

So... either a hallucination or night terrors. Are you prone to this kind of thing?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 11:55 PM)

It kept repeating until I sat up.

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 11:54 PM)

I've been up since three and when sheepish I was hallucinating something knocking twice against my bedroom door.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 December 2019 - 06:58 PM)

Then repaint Apeface and Snapdragon as Transmetal Optimus Primal and Megatron. It's crazy enough to work.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (07 December 2019 - 05:32 PM)

Moral imperative.

@  Nevermore : (07 December 2019 - 05:13 PM)

Wishful thinking, rumor or leak?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 04:48 PM)

Snapdragon for Earthrise.

@  TM2-Megatron : (04 December 2019 - 10:22 PM)

Still not the weirdest thing a Nic Cage character has done in a film

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 December 2019 - 04:00 PM)

Couldn't be worse than him pissing fire as Ghost Rider.

@  Rycochet : (04 December 2019 - 03:38 PM)

The Tim Burton Superman Movie is the DC movie we deserve. It would have Nic Cage in a technosuit punching polarbears.

@  Paladin : (04 December 2019 - 02:59 PM)

Wonder Woman was great. Shazam was amazing. Aquaman... exists.

@  RichardT1977 : (04 December 2019 - 01:54 PM)

TBF, Aquaman and Shazam! were pretty good.

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 December 2019 - 01:00 PM)

Not a difficult feat.

@  Benbot : (04 December 2019 - 11:50 AM)

You just put more effort into telling a compelling story than all of WB's execs.

@  Cybersnark : (04 December 2019 - 11:41 AM)

Cue the flashback to Jonathan, reassuring a terrified child: "What you are is never as important as who you are." Cue Superman's response to Brainiac: "I already know who I am."*John Williams fanfare plays*

@  Cybersnark : (04 December 2019 - 11:38 AM)

I don't think we even really need to see Krypton. I'd start with Clark growing up in Kansas, thinking he's normal, and follow him through the development of his powers. There've been enough alternate takes on Krypton that it could actually work as a mystery; is this the pre-Crisis utopia, the sterile science world, or the relic of a fallen empire? Brainiac was there, and he tempts Clark with the knowledge of what he really is.

@  Otaku : (04 December 2019 - 11:12 AM)

First, a Krypton film, ending with baby Kal-El being found on Earth.  Then Supe's early career film, establishing his values... and if Jonothan Kent needs to die, it happens because of something like a heart attack while Clark is savnig folks on the other side of the world.  After we know Clark minimizes property damage and never kills, have Zod & Company show up and force him to make tough choices.

@  Otaku : (04 December 2019 - 11:07 AM)

Man of Steel seems like someone came up with a Superman trilogy and then the execs said "We've got to catch up to Marvel, make it one film!".  I don't mean that based on the film's actual pacing, but because various story beats make more sense to me if they weren't all squished together.

@  Cybersnark : (03 December 2019 - 07:44 PM)

I've been wanting to write a Superman movie trilogy for years; "Man of Steel" (featuring a Terminator-like Brainiac) was going to be first, with "Last Son of Krypton" (featuring the Eradicator) as the sequel and "Man of Tomorrow" (in which Luthor makes his face-heel turn) as the conclusion. Thanks to Snyder I have to re-arrange my titles.

@  Nevermore : (03 December 2019 - 06:15 PM)

I still wish "Man of Steel" had instead been an adaptation of both the John Byrne miniseries of the same name and the Jeph Loeb/Tim Sale miniseries "Superman For All Seasons".

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (03 December 2019 - 04:42 PM)

A take I just read: Man of Steel is shot with such a lack of lighting that it is easier to discern what is going on in a porn film.

@  Maximus Ambus : (03 December 2019 - 12:20 PM)

Making Soylant is harder then it looks, it's not like the movies, you have to keep whacking and hacking at the ingredient, it'll scream and fight, maybe bite but eventually it will go down.

@  Paladin : (03 December 2019 - 11:48 AM)

varies from person to person.

@  Benbot : (03 December 2019 - 11:34 AM)

It's an acquired taste

@  CORVUS : (03 December 2019 - 11:17 AM)

Soylent? Its pretty awful.

@  unluckiness : (03 December 2019 - 02:49 AM)

Depends on your denomination of Christianity

@  Patch : (02 December 2019 - 05:52 PM)

@Benbot Do they have a soy-free version? Like maybe just "Lent?"

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 December 2019 - 02:03 PM)

Just occurred to me 'Autobot' Megatron happened in Target 2006.

@  Benbot : (02 December 2019 - 11:48 AM)

have you tried Soylent? It's pretty good! https://soylent.com/

@  Paladin : (02 December 2019 - 10:01 AM)

i prefer free-range human usually. pain in the ass to hunt though...

@  TheMightyMol... : (02 December 2019 - 09:42 AM)

If your human is all bones, you may have purchased a skeleton by accident. Contact your grocer to inquire about exhange policies.

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 December 2019 - 09:31 AM)

Vegans are categorised as human therefore just fall under Soylant, they are usually all bones.

@  wonko the sane? : (01 December 2019 - 04:47 PM)

Cause... that latter one is technically all burgers anyway.

@  wonko the sane? : (01 December 2019 - 04:46 PM)

So... a burger made without meat, or a burger made with the meat taken from a vegan?

@  Maximus Ambus : (01 December 2019 - 04:22 PM)

I had a vegan burger last week, this week I'll give a vegan steak a shot.

@  wonko the sane? : (30 November 2019 - 12:37 PM)

a proper paradox would have broken the board. Nice try though.

@  Maximus Ambus : (30 November 2019 - 01:47 AM)

This shout is empty.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (30 November 2019 - 12:01 AM)

I've got the admit. tubi tv is great. It's got a lot of stuff.. Including Super Sentai.

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 November 2019 - 10:35 PM)

There is frankly no better place to (legally) find schlock on the internet for free than Tubi TV

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 November 2019 - 10:33 PM)

It's got all the graphic violence and gratuitous nudity a late 80s OVA should have.

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 November 2019 - 10:32 PM)

Available for free with ads on Tubi TV.

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 November 2019 - 10:32 PM)

It's "Goku: Midnight Eye". Originally produced in the late 80s, it apparently wasn't dubbed until the late 90s given Steve Blum was the lead.

@  wonko the sane? : (29 November 2019 - 06:38 PM)

The description makes it sound like some high grade, mid 80's shlock. Which, frankly, is my groove.

@  TheMightyMol... : (29 November 2019 - 12:37 PM)

Was wondering how long it would take someone to ask.

@  wonko the sane? : (29 November 2019 - 09:58 AM)

okay, it's been like two days so far: what anime is this, cause I'm dying to know.

@  Steevy Maximus : (27 November 2019 - 09:23 PM)

You know you're in for a good time when an old anime starts with a crime lord uses roller skates in his cybernetic legs to skate down the side of the building, launches to a dock and into a getaway boat.


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Posted 13 April 2015 - 07:51 AM

Stock photos, obviously, are really great anatomy and fabric reference. So I was browsing, rather more apathetically than I might have been, with some very broad search terms. I encountered this one.
 
8274618-A-beautiful-woman-and-his-dog-La
 
The title is "A Beautiful Woman and His Dog." 
 
It was a curious drop of joy to encounter. 
 
In any case, this thread also supercedes my dead Ask thread, so watch this space and slash or perform any rituals of conjuration here.

Edited by Copper Bezel, 02 August 2019 - 11:49 PM.

Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 13 April 2015 - 08:07 AM

 

How many minutes of this can you last?


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Posted 13 April 2015 - 08:21 AM

All of the minutes. Where are the rest of the minutes? I think I need all of the other minutes. 


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 13 April 2015 - 08:23 AM

That's it, sorry.

 

Also the game it's advertising is the most sinful thing ever.


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Posted 13 April 2015 - 08:25 AM

How so?

 

And why is there not more FF7 via Aardman? Because that's, like, the best pitch ever.


Edited by Copper Bezel, 13 April 2015 - 08:25 AM.

Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 13 April 2015 - 08:27 AM

Basically you buy the game for your 3DS or mobile phone

 

then you go to a toystore and buy blind-backed treasurechest-shaped boxes to randomly get little plastic keychain items and weapons and gear, scan them into the game, and that's how you get new equipment.

 

And this is aimed at little kids.


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Posted 13 April 2015 - 08:30 AM

 

How many minutes of this can you last?

You're losing your touch hecabear. That's not so bad. You would do well to remember, I honed my otaku skills in the pits of Kaon Animax!


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Posted 13 April 2015 - 08:30 AM

But, like, the video itself took a potshot at that concept. Knowing that context, it's downright subversive. = /

 

I'll be honest, though, I don't think games that require buying toys are any more evil than cartoons that require buying toys. 


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 13 April 2015 - 08:34 AM

I'd agree if they were actually toys? They're just hunks of plastic, and you end up buying tons of them. Apparently some of them don't even work as full gear and offer minor stuff like damage percentage buffs or shop discounts.

 

I just picture a growing mound of keychain knicknacks gathering dust in a shoebox and it feels like a huge waste of plastic.

 

 

You're losing your touch hecabear. That's not so bad. You would do well to remember, I honed my otaku skills in the pits of Kaon Animax!

 

 

Okay I'll go find something worse then!


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Posted 13 April 2015 - 08:46 AM

Okay, that's fair. I can't stand that kind of shit. Make it a toy or just make it a card, but don't try and do the one with the budget of the other. I'm offended by the existence of those sorts of dollar store toys, for the same reasons of waste and the general sense that if you're going to take up space in the world, you ought to at least be pretty.


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Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 13 April 2015 - 08:52 AM

But yeah, I actually kinda like this style of humor, that's not so much lolrandom as just absurdly compressed and intercut. Reminds me very much of the "Robbie the Reindeer" shorts.


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 13 April 2015 - 09:02 AM

This might be worse. Or at least somewhat inappropriate.

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Posted 13 April 2015 - 09:20 AM

Here's something that makes me giggle insanely

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=MR7uaIFVFiM (WARNING NOT WORKSAFE)


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Posted 13 April 2015 - 09:28 AM

I hate Wattpad. One of our local TV stations turns viewer-submitted stories from it into programming and what isn't awful is a ripoff of something else. 


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Posted 13 April 2015 - 09:35 AM

I hate Wattpad. One of our local TV stations turns viewer-submitted stories from it into programming


That sounds hilarious.

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Posted 13 April 2015 - 09:44 AM

Thank god.


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Posted 13 April 2015 - 09:46 AM

I got to the part with the horrid Bane impression. Ugh. 


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Posted 13 April 2015 - 09:53 AM

I came across this the other day and was amused (for a short time).



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Posted 13 April 2015 - 09:58 AM

Yeah, I'm just glad that was already tagged as personal reflection. = /


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 13 April 2015 - 10:17 AM

Fair point. I don't suppose I can generally make any pretense of impartiality myself, so after those few years as a comp teacher, I just try to keep my preferences in line with the objectives at hand (generally not difficult, since that means liking people who impress me and disliking people who create problems.)

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