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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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#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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#563 Dave Zero1

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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?
 

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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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