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@  TheMightyMol... : (09 August 2020 - 06:16 PM)

Which crisis crossover are we on now? I lost track.

@  Rycochet : (09 August 2020 - 05:18 PM)

Much of the past decade has been the part of the comic series where less than stellar authors have driven the series into the ground and the editors are getting ready to either do a big multi issue crossover, leading to a reboot.

@  Bass X0 : (09 August 2020 - 02:28 PM)

At this point I've just decided to consider 2020 "not canon."

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 August 2020 - 02:18 PM)

'member Pepperidge Farm?

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 August 2020 - 02:10 PM)

Before the 'member berries there was Pepperidge farm. Pepperidge farm remembers.

@  OverDrive73 : (09 August 2020 - 12:21 PM)

>>>Shameless Plug<<< FYI. posted the last part of Quest for Tires in Allspark Pictures

@  SG Roadbuster : (08 August 2020 - 01:53 PM)

@Nevermore yes.

@  Nevermore : (08 August 2020 - 09:11 AM)

Is $30 a good deal for Subscription Service Breakdown?

@  Trpodeca : (08 August 2020 - 06:24 AM)

Oh dear God no. Twitter has changed it's default layout to the terrible new one. Why waste so much space on the left?

@  Steevy Maximus : (07 August 2020 - 08:28 PM)

@Bass X0, yeah, the Joe comic got REALLY solid in the upper 20s to the Cobra Civil War. It's interesting to see how well the Joe comic has aged relative to the cartoon. Where as I feel the opposite is true of Transformers

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 August 2020 - 03:58 PM)

Its so fun watching past TF Conventions.

@  Bass X0 : (07 August 2020 - 02:20 PM)

I've been reading classic 80s G.I. Joe lately. Its still decent even though I don't have any nostalgia towards it.

@  Sabrblade : (07 August 2020 - 08:50 AM)

Think of it as Adam West Batman instead. ;)

@  wonko the sane? : (07 August 2020 - 07:49 AM)

That sounds more like the flash, or maybe booster gold than batman.

@  Sabrblade : (07 August 2020 - 12:27 AM)

They would get bored fighting each other and instead decide to take an epic cross-country road trip together.

@  RichardT1977 : (06 August 2020 - 08:57 PM)

What would happen if Batman were to fight Squirrel Girl?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (04 August 2020 - 09:03 PM)

Unless you count the Mask vs Lobo special, but that's less a duel and more a duet.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (04 August 2020 - 08:52 PM)

My favorite crossover fight was Thor vs Shazam/Captain Marvel. Early in the fight, Thor discovers that Billy Batson needs lightning to transform, and being a god of lightning he simply denies him that.

@  Sabrblade : (04 August 2020 - 08:46 PM)

Let's see a fight between Death Battle and Super Power Beat Down

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 August 2020 - 06:15 PM)

Which Lobo later claimed was because he was paid to take a dive. Yes, really.

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 August 2020 - 06:15 PM)

And then there's the times it's been decided by a fan vote, which is how we get things like Lobo (who can go toe-to-toe with Superman at full strength) losing to Wolverine.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:49 PM)

And then there are the "but my favorite characater will totes win because I say so" people.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:49 PM)

I mean, there are some people who really approach this from a somewhat reasonable standpoint, coming up with a plausible scenario and a setting that creates a fair environment that doesn't favor one character.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:46 PM)

My favorite stupid "why would they even fight each other" question recently was about three versions of Optimus Prime (G1, Bayverse and Aligned).

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:45 PM)

Batman obviously can beat everyone. Even Galactus. He's Batman. He's so smart, he'll just throw a Batarang and hit the weak spot at Galactus's forehead, knocking him out instantaneously.

@  wonko the sane? : (04 August 2020 - 11:37 AM)

It's almost like all drama is just manufactured pissing contests to keep us all entertained and distracted. :p

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (04 August 2020 - 10:16 AM)

Or they could go White Ranger vs Scorpion route and have both win. ;P

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 August 2020 - 09:35 AM)

Besides, we all know the answer is nearly always "they fight to a standstill and then team up against a common enemy."

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 August 2020 - 09:29 AM)

The best way to prove this is to give an example where the match is really lopsided in favor of one character but in popularity they're either evenly matched or the weaker one is more popular.

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 August 2020 - 09:27 AM)

The "who would win in a fight" discussions are really just people trying to make "which one's better" into something you can theoretically measure objectively, usually in a very specific way they think they've predetermined their favorite will win.

@  Otaku : (04 August 2020 - 02:01 AM)

@Nevermore So... you're saying you didn't like DC Versus Marvel/Marvel Versus DC?

@  Steevy Maximus : (03 August 2020 - 06:59 PM)

So, what happened to Hasbro's Zoids relaunch? An English dub, some stuff in southeast Asia, and now a game coming in October? That it?

@  wonko the sane? : (03 August 2020 - 10:46 AM)

Tidal wave, cause shooting water gets you nowhere.

@  Darth Gonzo : (03 August 2020 - 09:57 AM)

Who would win Tidal Wave or Broadside?

@  -LittleAutob... : (03 August 2020 - 08:17 AM)

Btw Happy birthday to those people in the box to the right \o/

@  -LittleAutob... : (03 August 2020 - 08:16 AM)

The bottom line is obvious. It makes no literal sense to fight someone on your faction. :/

@  wonko the sane? : (03 August 2020 - 06:14 AM)

That's because you're doing it wrong. You're supposed to just stack skills and ability against each other. It's not the palace of doom, it's an episode of american gladiators.

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:32 AM)

The only obvious winners of such a fight would be the bad guys.

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:29 AM)

And what does it even matter? They should work together, not stupidly fight each other for the mindless entertainment of idiot onlookers.

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:29 AM)

Why would two good guys fight each other? What are they fighting over?

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:28 AM)

I never understood these "who would win in a fight between two good guys" discussions. They make no sense to me.

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 August 2020 - 04:17 PM)

If G1 had continued we'd have had Starscream back in spirit - through Krunk, Snapdragons partner and possibly Skullcruncher unless he was mute.

@  Bass X0 : (02 August 2020 - 12:28 PM)

There are some decent impersonators in fandubs though.

@  -LittleAutob... : (02 August 2020 - 10:45 AM)

The only true Starscream voices are Steve Blum and Chris Latta, hands down.

@  Sabrblade : (02 August 2020 - 10:14 AM)

Why they didn't have Scott McNeil voicing that Starscream, when he was the one who had imitated Chris Latta when he voiced Cobra Commander in the DiC G.I. Joe cartoon, is beyond me.

@  wonko the sane? : (02 August 2020 - 09:57 AM)

Say what you will, that was an awesome scene.

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 August 2020 - 08:36 AM)

Beast Wars Starsream "I am AIR COMMANDER Starscream of the DECEPTICON BATTLEFLEET!"

@  Nevermore : (02 August 2020 - 07:02 AM)

I liked TF: Prime Starscream.

@  -LittleAutob... : (01 August 2020 - 08:36 PM)

Hearing Starscream's screechy voice in Cyberverse has to be the most annoying thing ever in Transformers. Even his G1 voice wasn't as bad. :doh

@  -LittleAutob... : (01 August 2020 - 08:35 PM)

KUP!


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#1481 Copper Bezel

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Posted 20 December 2015 - 05:57 PM

Copper!  I had a dream with you in it!

 

Dreamed I bought a house and was standing around admiring it (it seemed like quite a nice house) when I looked over and there you were in the upstairs window of the house next door.  Of course I invited you over to look at the house I had just bought and that's about where it ended.

 

It was pretty explicitly you.  Like, your face from Hangouts and all.

 

There were also trees that were very tall and strangely wobbly.  Like would bend and wobble in the wind like they were made of pasta or something.

 

Dreams are weird XD

That's ... pretty weird, yeah. = ] It is nice to have these strange bits of evidence that I exist.

 

I love it. = ) Thank Faust for best ship. 

 

Today's food for thought: the "Santa enterprise"

Huh. It does feel like a couple of very big stretches, and I think he's right that it needs some heavy revision. = / There are a lot of really interesting ideas here. The summary of Mead's study and the later studies in the same vein were particularly interesting to me - I think I take for granted a lot of assumptions like the one represented from Dawkins that wouldn't really hold up to developmental psychology scrutiny. It makes me curious what I'm missing out on in the research on superstition in general. It's a more complex set of behaviors than I thought, and I really would like to look into that further. 

 

I think the inequality bit was really a stretch, and the argument is much more meaningful and poignant in its natural habitat, when used against Christian apologists - I mean, it's just theodicy in a red fur coat. You got socks for Christmas because you were a bad boy, and also your aunt died of cancer because you didn't pray hard enough. Sorry, Timmy. 

 

The Santa Claus myth is so inextricably tied to Christian religion, Baby's First Jesus, that I can't help finding the whole Christmas business in its every detail utterly detestable, and I do find it astounding that non-Christians are willing to embrace it. It does also reflect a cultural acceptance of the idea that truth is to be judged by its "goodness" as well as its likelihood and that some things are so very good that we're better off believing them in the face of extreme unlikelihood, as Kaplan disgustingly explains in the linked article. We are not rational creatures devising our actions from first principles, and probably shouldn't be, but that doesn't mean we get license to uncritically accept and repeat everything our culture presents to us, which is the sting in the tail of Kaplan's article that I think Cohen missed. 

 

But I'm unconvinced that the Santa myth is a "risk factor" for fundamentalism. They're both just products of the same culture. I think the Santa myth and Christmas as a cultural entity can both illustrate problems that Christianity also embodies, but I think that's as far as I'd go with that. 

 

I did not know about the "elf on a shelf" custom, and that's obviously disgusting. I mean, Christmas junk in general sends me into seething fits of rage, but that one, that's ... wow. Baby's First Surveillance State. I just cannot. Wow. Again, I'm less worried about what this practice teaches children, and more worried about the fact that the people who do this are, right now, parents, trusted with caring for children. Why are we letting them do that. What. 


Edited by Copper Bezel, 20 December 2015 - 05:58 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 20 December 2015 - 06:47 PM

I was struck by how similar that infraction form looks to the penalties my character gets in Freedom Wars. Merry Panopticonmas. :D

#1483 Copper Bezel

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Posted 20 December 2015 - 08:04 PM

Indeed. Merry Panopticonmas to all!


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?

 


#1484 Fnu Aw

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Posted 20 December 2015 - 08:16 PM

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I love it. = ) Thank Faust for best ship.

Please. That ship is so 2014.

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#1485 Copper Bezel

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Posted 20 December 2015 - 09:43 PM

Hng. 

 

I see it. I don't support it. = P


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?

 


#1486 Destron D-69

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Posted 20 December 2015 - 09:53 PM

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Posted 21 December 2015 - 07:06 AM

Wah wah wah Christmas is bad

 

I don't care. I'mma still eat dinner and get presents. I won't participate in upholding the Santa masquerade for my nephew though


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Posted 21 December 2015 - 09:02 AM

I just don't care what other people lie to their kids about.

 

not my kid, not my business



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Posted 21 December 2015 - 10:26 AM

I wonder what crazy jive I could get my spawn to believe.

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Posted 21 December 2015 - 10:55 AM

I just don't care what other people lie to their kids about.

 

not my kid, not my business

It's not like I'm going to shout in a 3 year old's face that Santa doesn't exist. I just don't have the energy to bullshit about it if asked. Just pls leave me to get drunk in the corner.


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#1491 Copper Bezel

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Posted 21 December 2015 - 01:16 PM

I'm pretty flexible at this point on whether or not I feel like just being a dick and ruining other people's fun so I don't have to hear about it. It's a holiday in honor of religious nutters and shame-based retail advertising. It's gross. 


Edited by Copper Bezel, 21 December 2015 - 01:17 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 21 December 2015 - 01:49 PM

So why not come up with better reasons? Why let society dictate why you gather with friends and family?

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Posted 21 December 2015 - 02:21 PM

So why not come up with better reasons? Why let society dictate why you gather with friends and family?


If you're already letting it dictate the when, it's probably a little late to be a rebel about why you're doing what it told you to.

Tired of this forum shitting on me.


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Posted 21 December 2015 - 03:09 PM

*shrugs* the problem seems to be less the idea of getting together at this time as much as the reasons to do so.

As if getting together for "Christmas" would be fine if for different reasons.

 

Edit: On a lighter note, a joke for our resident linguistic person:

 

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Posted 21 December 2015 - 03:58 PM

It's Winter, the season of dying. A holiday is good for morale. That's why people have been celebrating for millennia, before Christmas it was Saturnalia and the Solstice.


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Posted 21 December 2015 - 04:02 PM

"we're caveman scared of the dark and what lives in there, so lets have a holiday." ... I think we can move past that now if we wanted to



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Posted 21 December 2015 - 04:21 PM

"we're caveman scared of the dark and what lives in there, so lets have a holiday." ... I think we can move past that now if we wanted to

Okay then, no more holidays. Everyone has to work 365 days a year.



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Posted 21 December 2015 - 04:21 PM

Let's be honest, who here can really get away with telling their family "No thanks, I've decided not to celebrate Christmas anymore"?

Assuming you're not Jewish or something.

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Posted 21 December 2015 - 04:25 PM

It's just an excuse to get together and have a big meal for us. We usually find at least one a month anyway, Christmas is just a convenient reason for December.

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Posted 21 December 2015 - 04:53 PM

oh I didn't realize we were entitled to have days off... oh right that god given rights stuff... right right, sorry Logi. 

 

you sure do love your hyper bowling

 

and you're right Patchy I've been having random Dec meals every 24/25/26 of december for about 2 decades ...>_> while everyone else in the family keeps talking about jesus claus or whatever







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