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@  Paladin : (13 November 2019 - 10:45 AM)

sonics' still gonna be a terrible movie but at least they whined loud enough to make him look passable for a 2-minute trailer. "yay."

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 November 2019 - 10:37 AM)

But of course to annoying people there's no such thing as different decisions made for different reasons, there is only "I like it so it's right" and "I don't like it so it's wrong."

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 November 2019 - 10:35 AM)

Even if we pretend it's objective truth that they were both bad, then they were bad in very different ways.

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 November 2019 - 10:33 AM)

Sonic's previous movie design looked genuinely bad. The Transformers '07 designs just looked insufficiently like what certain loud and obnoxious parts of the fandom think Transformers are required to always look like.

@  Otaku : (13 November 2019 - 08:50 AM)

Um... Purple Monkey Dishwasher?

@  TheMightyMol... : (13 November 2019 - 08:25 AM)

Do we really need to have Every Movie Transformer Thread Ever in the Squawkbox?

@  Bass X0 : (13 November 2019 - 08:13 AM)

Sure it made money but that doesn’t mean it has appealing character designs. Lot of god awful fugly faces in the Transformers movies.

@  Otaku : (12 November 2019 - 08:25 PM)

@Liege My issue with Transformers (2007) were elements I thought were unnecessary.  I know it was supposed to just be a joke, but I didn't ever need to hear about "Sam's Happy Time". >.> Which, being in awe of the first "live action" TF-film, didn't even register until I'd already purchased and watched it on DVD a few times (after seeing it in theaters 3 times).

@  Liege : (12 November 2019 - 08:22 PM)

For all the Bayisms in the 07 movie, it was tempered by Spielberg as producer. Designs aside it was an enjoyable popcorn blockbuster about a boy and his first car who happens to be an alien from another planet. They sequels are just Bay going unchecked after he proved how much bank he could bring in.

@  TM2-Megatron : (12 November 2019 - 07:12 PM)

I didn't find the designs in the '07 movie to be that bad, personally. What got really offputting was how Cybertronians in general become such huge a-holes in the later films; the designs were very much secondary to their horrible personalities

@  Sabrblade : (12 November 2019 - 06:59 PM)

And yet, Transformers still broke the bank at the box office, opened up the brand to a whole new generation of fans, shot the brand up to mainstream appeal, and enabled all kinds of new collector-oriented lines and other avenues to come about. Not saying Sonic's movie will do the same for his series, but the 2007 TF movie certainly did more good than harm.

@  Bass X0 : (12 November 2019 - 06:09 PM)

Paramount changed Sonic due to fan backlash but refused to redo Transformers 2007 with new cgi appearances based on their classic forms everyone’s knows and loves, and can relate to. Trailer 1 Sonic is as appealing a design as 2007 Bumblebee...

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 November 2019 - 02:14 PM)

I don't. They're a pain in the ass to repair.

@  Benbot : (12 November 2019 - 12:48 PM)

I wish car companies would bring back flip up headlights

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 November 2019 - 09:07 AM)

Wear a hazmat suit. It's Walmart, they're used to weird.

@  wonko the sane? : (12 November 2019 - 07:54 AM)

2 inches of snow on the side of the house, 2 feet of snow on the deck. I hate this winter already.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (11 November 2019 - 11:33 PM)

But that requires actually going IN walmart. ;P

@  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.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (09 November 2019 - 02:19 PM)

Absolutely.

@  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.


DEEP DEEP TROUBLE!


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#21 (Deactivated) Zero Prime

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Posted 30 July 2006 - 12:19 AM

For those not from SC you may nor understand the way the law does, or does not work here. If one were to recieve a counterfit check or M/O here and try to cash it they will be the ones arrested. There is no proof that someone else made the thing and sent it out while only the casher is there holding the evidence in his hand. It's unfortionate, but I see it all the time. When a person is lucky enough to get out of jail they can gather the evidence needed to clear their name, but otherwise they are pretty much screwed.

Now gentlemen, this member has a decent rep on E-bay, why don't we just let him try to sell in peace.

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Posted 30 July 2006 - 07:59 PM

QUOTE(Asquian @ Jul 29 2006, 03:42 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
aaand this thread goes on the fast track to alock, methinks.....



Wait, wait, so you come into this guy's thread, call him a thief, he responds, and now you think/want the thread to be locked? You have got to me be kidding me, Asquian!

I can absolutely understand being a little suspicious about this guy's post, as I am sure most people were who read it. I can even understand posting in here with your doubts. But what I cannot understand is that after all but calling the guy a thief, you think the thread should be locked. That is simply ridiculous.

Oh, and another thing, how about talking in simple English next time instead of using a word like "methinks." Are you British? Do you live in 18th Century America--no, you're not and you don't, so just say "I think" next time!

#23 (Deactivated) MikeTSI

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Posted 31 July 2006 - 01:28 AM

Atillah,

I can honestly say I believed you. But I noticed something just now that is making me wonder. Are you using multiple ebay accounts?

Item you sold:
http://cgi.ebay.com/...1QQcmdZViewItem

Item being sold by new Ebay member:
http://cgi.ebay.com/...1QQcmdZViewItem

Same location, same format, same picture style and things are worded almost the same.

Please, don't take this the wrong way. I just thought it was something others should know. As far as I know, it is perfectly legal to sell under multiple accounts(please someone correct me if I'm wrong). It just seems abit shady.

Mike

Edited by MikeTSI, 31 July 2006 - 01:28 AM.


#24 Tyson

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Posted 31 July 2006 - 01:54 AM

QUOTE(8118 @ Jul 30 2006, 07:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Asquian @ Jul 29 2006, 03:42 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>

aaand this thread goes on the fast track to alock, methinks.....



Wait, wait, so you come into this guy's thread, call him a thief, he responds, and now you think/want the thread to be locked? You have got to me be kidding me, Asquian!

I can absolutely understand being a little suspicious about this guy's post, as I am sure most people were who read it. I can even understand posting in here with your doubts. But what I cannot understand is that after all but calling the guy a thief, you think the thread should be locked. That is simply ridiculous.

Oh, and another thing, how about talking in simple English next time instead of using a word like "methinks." Are you British? Do you live in 18th Century America--no, you're not and you don't, so just say "I think" next time!

Wait, your bugging Asquian about his Grammar when the Thread Starter has Horrible Grammar and is insulting others? If so, then I'd say you’re a hypocrite.

Edited by tyson, 31 July 2006 - 01:57 AM.


#25 (Deactivated) atillah

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Posted 31 July 2006 - 02:33 AM

HI!

FOR MY FELLOW MEMBERS OUT THERE, I WANT YOU TO READ A RESPONSE TO A LETTER I SENT TO MEMBER TYSON CORRECTING THE FACT THAT ASQUIAN DID NOT INSULT ME. THIS IS THE KIND OF STUPIDITY WE ALL SHOULD TRY TO AVOID!

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HI!

Sleddogg83 IS THE SMART ALECK WHO INSULTED ME, NOT ASQUIAN.


Then what the hell is this?

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OKAY. OBVIOUSLY WHEN SOMEONE LOOKS UP IGNORANCE AND STUPIDITY IN A DICTIONARY, THEY SEE YOUR FACE! ARE YOU AWARE THAT BASICALLY YOU'VE CALLED ME A THIEF?! I WOULD LIKE TO THINK THAT WITH OVER 100 FEEDBACKS ON EBAY, ALL 100 PERCENT POSITIVE, AND THE FACT THAT I'VE DEALT WITH SEVERAL OTHER MEMBERS HERE WOULD ESTABLISH THE FACT THAT I NOT ONLY HAVE WHAT I SELL, BUT I ALSO SHIP THE ITEMS AS WELL!! THE CUSTOMERS SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES.

ALL OF THESE FACTS ARE IRRELEVANT BECAUSE RETARDS AND FOOLS CANNOT UNDERSTAND SIMPLE FIGURES!!!! KNOWLEDGE IS POWER!! STUPIDITY IS
THE DOORWAY TO DEATH!!! GROW UP, LEARN SOME MANNERS, AND LEARN TO READ THE MEMBER FEEDBACK FORUM BEFORE YOU ATTEMPT TO INSULT SOMEONE WHO IS OBVIOUSLY SEEKING WISDOM!!! MAYBE YOUR MOM SHOULD'VE TAUGHT YOU BETTER MANNERS.


Double standerds anyone?

Whatever. Your troubles don't give you an excause to be an bunghole.



FIRST OF ALL, STOP THE NAME CALLING AND PROFANITY, CHILD!!! HAD YOU READ THE THREAD, YOU WOULD HAVE SEEN THAT I QUOTED SLEDDOGG83 WHEN I TYPED THE RETURN INSULT!!!

WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY ACCUSING ME OF HAVING DOUBLE STANDARDS? LEARN TO PROPERLY SPELL STANDARDS FIRST, FOOL!!!

YOU'VE OUTRIGHT CALLED ME AN bunghole!! I AM NOT STUPID!! THE WORD BUNG IS USED AS A SLANG AROUND HERE FOR ASS, SMART ASS!! GROW THE hug UP!

#26 Kalidor

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Posted 31 July 2006 - 03:27 AM

Enough of this.

Scammer and/or trolls are not welcome.