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@  Cybersnark : (17 June 2021 - 04:40 PM)

And then there was the Writers' Strike, which isn't the show's fault.

@  Cybersnark : (17 June 2021 - 04:40 PM)

Yeah, Sylar should've been, if not killed off, at least left to rest.

@  Nevermore : (17 June 2021 - 03:43 PM)

It never truly recovered from that.

@  Nevermore : (17 June 2021 - 03:43 PM)

Season 1 was good until the finale.

@  Paladin : (17 June 2021 - 09:37 AM)

because it sucked.

@  tigerhawk : (17 June 2021 - 08:58 AM)

Heroes was cancelled twice.

@  Nevermore : (17 June 2021 - 06:33 AM)

The song's official name is "Holding Out for a Hero".

@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 June 2021 - 12:54 AM)

That's a long time to wait for a sandwich.

@  Maruten : (16 June 2021 - 07:13 PM)

Lucky there's a hero arriving in July.

@  Steevy Maximus : (16 June 2021 - 05:38 PM)

I think I've heard "I Need a Hero" more times this past week than I have in the past several years.

@  tigerhawk : (16 June 2021 - 12:41 PM)

Thanks to Earthrise I can recreate the end of Return of Optimus Prime part 1.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 June 2021 - 11:19 AM)

I wish they would do something like that here: but then it would become obvious in which provinces you're getting gouged.

@  Nevermore : (16 June 2021 - 10:42 AM)

Here in Germany, the price you see is the price you pay, tax included.

@  Nevermore : (16 June 2021 - 10:42 AM)

I always find it weaird hearing that stores in the US don't initially already taxes in their prices.

@  Nevermore : (16 June 2021 - 04:33 AM)

You know what's kewl? Poor literacy.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 June 2021 - 04:31 PM)

Awesome, thanks for the heads up.

@  CORVUS : (15 June 2021 - 04:12 PM)

Kewl. Thanks!

@  Kalidor : (15 June 2021 - 02:08 PM)

Hey everybody! I wanted to announce that Sarahthecutevixen is our newest addition to the Allspark staff. She's primarily looking over discord stuff, but I wanted to make sure she got a welcome over here as well.

@  NovaSaber : (14 June 2021 - 11:07 AM)

Turn-Bass RPG

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Do not X0 quietly into the night.

@  ▲ndrusi : (14 June 2021 - 10:13 AM)

All your Bass are--

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*Bass X0 not available in Alaska or Hawaii.

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Get your own Big Mouth BassX0 for the low price of $19.95 (plusshippingandhandling)

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Mr. Speaker, we are for the Bass X0.

@  Nevermore : (13 June 2021 - 06:04 AM)

It's all about that Bass XD.

@  tigerhawk : (13 June 2021 - 02:16 AM)

Will altering the moons orbit in any way help.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (13 June 2021 - 01:51 AM)

Now that you have seen this Bass XO, you must send it to five other Bass XOs or BassXO will come to you in a week and then you too will be BassXO.

@  Telly : (13 June 2021 - 12:08 AM)

or feed him after midnight

@  wonko the sane? : (12 June 2021 - 09:00 PM)

Just don't drop him.

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man this chat is nothing but Bass X)

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Carefull, he is a Bass Xo.

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Aw, it's not even a shiny.

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A wild Bass X0 has appeared!

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I didn't even try this time.

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8ass X÷ has hijacked this conversation.

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Its Bass X0. I named myself after my three favourite Mega Man characters - Bass, X and Zero. I did consider going with Vile Bass X0, but that would have been going too far.

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Bass XO has been trying to reach you about your car's extended warranty.

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Do not taunt Bass XO.

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Please consult a technician before using Bass XO. Do not operate Bass XO while consuming alcohol.

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Nine out of ten doctors recommend Bass XO. The last doctor is on my list.

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Bass XO is available at these fine retailers.

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Bass XO is not to be confused with Bay Sexo.

@  Fenix Twilight : (10 June 2021 - 08:38 PM)

It's good to be back, after that outage I think I'll try to post more.

@  Steevy Maximus : (10 June 2021 - 12:16 PM)

I think Hasbro Pulse is broken. Dang Star Wars nerds!

@  tigerhawk : (10 June 2021 - 04:46 AM)

When I googled 'space bridge' I was disappointed. Maybe in a hundred years.

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Bass XO is backward compatible with the Sega Master System.

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Bass XO has 9" long, dagger-like teeth and a 12,000 lb. bite force

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Bass XO doesn't feel pain. He can't be reasoned with!

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 June 2021 - 02:57 PM)

Bass XO has no known weaknesses.

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Base XO is definitely unstoppable.


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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?
 

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(yes, I know phyla hadn't been quasar for a while when the new one was introduced, shush)


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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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