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@  ▲ndrusi : (09 July 2020 - 09:56 PM)

King Nine, however, will not return.

@  Bass X0 : (09 July 2020 - 05:05 PM)

Bass_X0 will return after these messages ^^^

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 July 2020 - 03:37 PM)

WHATAMIFIGHTINGFOOOOOOOOARRGH

@  -LittleAutob... : (09 July 2020 - 02:06 PM)

Okay?

@  Otaku : (09 July 2020 - 07:47 AM)

@TheMightyMollusk Ah, but the series itself has pronounced "Bass" both ways. ;)  Oh, 90s English Capcom video game voice acting...

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 July 2020 - 03:14 AM)

Looking at my Titan Returns collection I can see they realised they didn't have to paint the Titan Masters after wave one, lazy bums.

@  Maruten : (08 July 2020 - 09:13 PM)

No, I'm going with "fish".

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 July 2020 - 04:19 PM)

He stated that it's in reference to the Mega Man character, so it follows the series' tradition of music names.

@  Cybersnark : (08 July 2020 - 03:59 PM)

The real question is if it's "bass" as in music or "bass" as in the fish.

@  Otaku : (08 July 2020 - 01:27 PM)

Well, at least now I know how to pronounce @Bass X0 's screen name. ^^'  Rather, I think I'd just forgotten.  In my defense, it really does look like an emoticon or maybe just "decoration", which is what a lot of folks add to their screen names online.  Usually because someone has the name they really want. XD

@  ▲ndrusi : (08 July 2020 - 01:27 PM)

Extremely unimpressed with your idea that someone making a negative observation you don't like means they "got triggered."

@  NotVeryKnightly : (08 July 2020 - 11:16 AM)

You know somebody asked "And this would be in relation to... what exactly?"

@  Bass X0 : (08 July 2020 - 11:15 AM)

Its because someone got triggered over my random musings instead of just ignoring them. If I read one of your comments that is of no relevance or interest to me, I don't feel the need to say so.

@  -LittleAutob... : (08 July 2020 - 10:56 AM)

All this over someone's username lol

@  ▲ndrusi : (08 July 2020 - 08:34 AM)

Bazro.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (08 July 2020 - 06:34 AM)

It could be Bass 10-0

@  Nevermore : (08 July 2020 - 06:11 AM)

How do you pronounce yourself? "Bass Ex-O" or "Bass Ex-Zero"?

@  Bass X0 : (08 July 2020 - 03:23 AM)

I did almost go with Vile Bass X0, because Vile is cool too.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (07 July 2020 - 08:34 PM)

Bossk Saw

@  ▲ndrusi : (07 July 2020 - 04:16 PM)

Bass XD

@  Bass X0 : (07 July 2020 - 03:43 PM)

And its not Bass XO, its Bass X0, as in Bass, X and Zero from the Mega Man series.

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 July 2020 - 02:33 PM)

@Trpodeca :( :(

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 July 2020 - 02:32 PM)

Thats what a gray rock is? Then I'm not one.

@  Trpodeca : (07 July 2020 - 02:12 PM)

Man I just learnt about what seemed like a really cool show, only to realize it was a dream and it dosen't really exist.

@  Bass X0 : (07 July 2020 - 01:02 PM)

Just something I read that I wanted to share. I heard "gray rock" mentioned in a video, so I looked it up and that was the definition.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 July 2020 - 12:20 PM)

It's a fancy way of saying "Ignore annoying people".

@  NotVeryKnightly : (07 July 2020 - 12:15 PM)

Bass XO has a habit of pasting random drivel here as if doing so were profound.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 July 2020 - 11:30 AM)

And this would be in relation to... what exactly?

@  Bass X0 : (07 July 2020 - 11:25 AM)

"One strategy for dealing with a narcissist or sociopath is to act like a "gray rock," meaning that you become uninteresting and unresponsive. You don't feed their needs for drama or attention. You don't show emotion, say anything interesting, or disclose any personal information"

@  Nevermore : (06 July 2020 - 07:23 PM)

Oh wow. Studio Series Offroad Bumblebee is awesome. His articulation is amazing.

@  -LittleAutob... : (06 July 2020 - 11:18 AM)

Oof-

@  Maximus Ambus : (05 July 2020 - 01:10 AM)

I got Studio Series 39 Cogman yesterday and woke up to find he'd decapitated my titans returns figures.

@  wonko the sane? : (04 July 2020 - 10:19 PM)

If I had a sarcasm powered mouth.. ooohh waaaiiittt...

@  -LittleAutob... : (04 July 2020 - 05:01 PM)

Heh

@  Bass X0 : (04 July 2020 - 02:56 PM)

"If I had sarcasm-powered legs, I'd do a happy dance...!"

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 July 2020 - 02:39 PM)

The real clones were the friends we made along the way.

@  Maximus Ambus : (04 July 2020 - 01:47 PM)

So the Emperor in episodes 1 through 6 was a clone?

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 July 2020 - 10:47 AM)

(And the 0th anniversary of the last time I couldn't do math.)

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 July 2020 - 10:46 AM)

Today is the 24th anniversary of the day we fought off an alien invasion with the help of Will Smith.

@  Maximus Ambus : (04 July 2020 - 10:41 AM)

Oh the end of the Ottoman Empire of course.

@  -LittleAutob... : (04 July 2020 - 10:14 AM)

*ahem* 4th of July....

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 July 2020 - 08:14 AM)

Nothing of importance has happened before, and nothing of importance will happen again.

@  Maximus Ambus : (04 July 2020 - 08:12 AM)

Nothing of importance happened today.

@  Telly : (03 July 2020 - 09:54 PM)

i want a "i survived 'rona and all i got was this lousy t-shirt"

@  TheMightyMol... : (03 July 2020 - 03:42 PM)

Slogan for 2021: "I Lived, Bitch."

@  -LittleAutob... : (03 July 2020 - 03:23 PM)

They should make the next book in the Survivors series 'I SURVIVED CORONA VIRUS 2020'

@  -LittleAutob... : (03 July 2020 - 03:23 PM)

YEEEE I'M A SURVIVOR-

@  Nevermore : (03 July 2020 - 06:59 AM)

Probably gonna assemble Devastator after work.

@  Nevermore : (03 July 2020 - 06:58 AM)

Ooooh. Overload arrived. He's surprisingly fun.

@  Bass X0 : (02 July 2020 - 04:00 PM)

He's sweeter than the average bear.


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#561 Broadside

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 01:15 PM

I will say that replacing most of their big names all at once was probably a bad decision for sales. But, like, lady Thor still sells better than dude-Thor did before he was replaced.

 

Also, I feel like Marvel's diversity initiatives would do better if they actually expanded their talent pool and used more diverse creators than The Guys Who Have Worked For Marvel For A Decade Or More.


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Posted 21 October 2017 - 05:42 AM

Yeah, the problem wasn't making their line-up more diverse, the problem was that it started feeling like Marvel was treating it more like a marketing gimmick rather than a legit desire to diversify.

 

Like, when they did it with Carol, they were really just protecting the Captain Marvel trademark;  and while the book was never a big seller, it brought in the mythical new readers and likely is what started Marvel down this path, leading to Ms. Marvel becoming a breakout character and then to the new Thor being an outright hit.  But by that point, it feels like Marvel saw dollar signs and didn't actually pay attention to the surrounding circumstances of WHY those changes were popular.  So we wound up with, off the top of my head

 

Hawkeye

Captain Marvel

Ms. Marvel

Thor

Hulk

Captain America

The Falcon

Iron Man (twice!)

Quasar

 

All being new characters (or at least sharing the name with a new character), plus stuff like Iceman being outed.

 

Unfortunately, that idea loses it's impact after a few goes, and what felt like an organic growth then feels like it got targeted by the corporate overlords for mass production.


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Posted 21 October 2017 - 11:29 AM

You hit the nose right on the money, I've mentioned it before that all art movements go through a cycle of a Renaissance, a zenith and a decadence.
A new art form is born, other artists add to it raising it to greater heights, and eventually artists forget what made the movement fresh in the first place and it devolves into a parody of itself.

Undead Scotsman's post pretty much describes that cycle perfectly. And we are currently in the Decadence phase.

Take 90's comics for example. The 90's didn't start out as the 90's it started out well meaning enough with breakout hits like dark Knight returns. Brought to a zenith when image was founded and eventually devolved into a massive ball of grim n gritty giant guns, muscles, mullets and pouches.

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Posted 21 October 2017 - 05:49 PM

There's also bad writing.

 

America, anyone?

 

Also, Mark Waid writing teenagers. Ugh.


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Posted 22 October 2017 - 12:16 AM

I dunno, I kinda like America...but I'm weird. I hated the whole "Batgirling" of comics, but eventually really loved Hellcat and others.


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Posted 22 October 2017 - 12:31 AM

There's also bad writing.

 

America, anyone?

 

 

-=looks at PnR threads=-

 

I will not deny that America certainly needs better writers right now, if not just a total reboot. :p


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Posted 22 October 2017 - 04:51 PM

Like, when they did it with Carol, they were really just protecting the Captain Marvel trademark;  and while the book was never a big seller, it brought in the mythical new readers and likely is what started Marvel down this path, leading to Ms. Marvel becoming a breakout character and then to the new Thor being an outright hit.

I would argue that it was just as much to give Marvel a prominent female superhero they could make a movie out of. Because otherwise, they've got, what? She-Hulk and Storm?
 

Quasar


Quasar, the gay woman, introduced to replace Quasar, the gay woman...

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Posted 23 October 2017 - 01:57 AM

Marvel literally has to put out a Captain Marvel comic every few years or so or they'll lose the trademark, and you know DC would immediately snatch it up so they can rename Shazam! back to Captain Marvel.


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Posted 23 October 2017 - 05:01 AM

Sure. But it can be two things.

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Posted 27 December 2017 - 04:58 AM

So got done with the last issue of Spider-Men II and really for Pete and Ultimate Spider Miles nothing really goes down that hasn't been seen going on in Miles title already. But 616 Adult Miles.....

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Not sure how to feel about this.


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Posted 29 December 2017 - 04:47 AM

It's Bendis. Everything he's just done for Marvel is meaningless now that he's going to DC. Watch this get swept under the rug.

 

Unless Reed and Sue come back.


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