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@  fourteenwings : (26 April 2019 - 12:11 AM)

After "Secret Wars", Marvel's comic sales dropped for most of their series but it wasn't bad enough to be worried about. I think. What homages, exactly?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (25 April 2019 - 09:31 PM)

Kamen Rider Specter Tutankhamun Soul was definitely a thing.

@  B-Fox : (25 April 2019 - 09:30 PM)

How popular is Marvel's current comics? Because the homages to it got very anemic audience reactions.

@  The Doctor Who : (25 April 2019 - 07:47 PM)

An Egyptian themed version of a popular Japanese TV show: Tutankhamun Rider

@  MEDdMI : (25 April 2019 - 06:53 PM)

combine the two options. Grayffles or Waffson

@  Paladin : (25 April 2019 - 05:43 PM)

split the difference- "Ryan" after the Titanium Ranger.

@  Sabrblade : (25 April 2019 - 05:10 PM)

The second name choice is "Waffles", named after Goofy's gray tabby cat from Goof Troop. It's a cuter name than "Grayson" and the kitten is definitely adorable, but his colors aren't as close a match to the namesake as one of his sibling's colors are (said sibling is already spoken for, so I can't name that one).

@  Sabrblade : (25 April 2019 - 05:07 PM)

The first name choice is "Grayson", because he's gray and a son, and I think the name sounds cool. It also makes me think of Carter Grayson, the Red Ranger from Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue, who was a born leader and one of the coolest Red Rangers.

@  Paladin : (25 April 2019 - 05:07 PM)

"Lamont."

@  Sabrblade : (25 April 2019 - 05:06 PM)

I need help deciding on a name for one of the kittens. He's an all-gray cat but is also showing early signs of growing some black stripes in his fur. There are two names I've thought of for him and can't decide which one I like more.

@  Telly : (25 April 2019 - 01:31 PM)

got the second part of first gundam, popped it in and wow! picture miles better than my old dvds. other than the archaic animation (which i dont mind), it looks like it was done recently

@  Xellos : (25 April 2019 - 07:49 AM)

Aye, or at least the movies for Zeta, as they supposedly negate ZZ, kinda like how the Code Geass clip movies retcon some events before the newest one.

@  Telly : (24 April 2019 - 11:05 PM)

i wish theyd dub double zeta. thats the only one im missing for the "amuro vs char" thing (and chars not even in it so...). but given some of the things ive heard about it, its probly best that they dont dub it

@  Telly : (24 April 2019 - 11:02 PM)

and im on vacation next week so ill have lots of time to watch all this lol

@  Telly : (24 April 2019 - 11:01 PM)

@zaku ive got war in the pocket on standard dvd already. amazon didnt have it on blu ray. bonus points to it for having character designs by haruhiku mikimoto. and this collecction is only "new" in as much as its new to me on blu ray. ive had burnt dvd copies of it all for years

@  Xellos : (24 April 2019 - 09:44 PM)

Yeah, 00 was pretty good, and I recently watched Build Divers, and found it really fun. Got both limited editions of IBO... still need to watch them...

@  Steevy Maximus : (24 April 2019 - 08:30 PM)

00 is also pretty good, basically a refined version of the Wing concept, and IBO is great.

@  Steevy Maximus : (24 April 2019 - 08:29 PM)

I'll be the requisite "Build Fighters is actually pretty good" chime in

@  MEDdMI : (24 April 2019 - 07:52 PM)

G Gundam was the best. Horse mecha! Piloted by.... a HORSE!

@  ZakuConvoy : (24 April 2019 - 07:31 PM)

I'd probably recommend tracking down 0080 War in the Pocket to go along with your new collection, but you might have enough to watch for right now.

@  Xellos : (24 April 2019 - 06:53 PM)

G Gundam will likely always rank first for me, as it is the one I find the most fun, but 8th MS was great for being the most "realistic" of the UC stuff.

@  Telly : (24 April 2019 - 06:17 PM)

the only other gundam series ive watched-which was also the FIRST gundam series i watched-is wing (and ill probly get that on blu ray soon too). i know i havent watched everything tied to it, but the UC is quite enough for me lol

@  Telly : (24 April 2019 - 06:14 PM)

i think 8th team is my favorite, but cant say why. maybe it has something to do with them not being newtypes. i dont particularly like that concept

@  Xellos : (24 April 2019 - 06:11 PM)

8th M Team, 0083, and Zeta are my favorites of the original timeline. Have yet to watch Origin, but it is loooow on my list, as I never particularly liked Char. Quattro Bajeena was actually kinda cool, though.

@  Telly : (24 April 2019 - 05:49 PM)

so i just did something insane. i bought gundam origin, first gundam, 08th ms team, operation stardust, zeta gundam AND chars counterattack on bluray...

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (24 April 2019 - 05:46 PM)

Hollywood stereotypes, eh? Don't get me started on how sheerly unrealistic that can be, and how badly Hollywood loves to stick to them.

@  Nevermore : (24 April 2019 - 05:44 PM)

Also, fun fact: To me, Dutch is the language that sounds harsh compared to German.

@  Nevermore : (24 April 2019 - 05:37 PM)

Generally, nobody shouts at each other in Germany unless they're either a) morons or b) doing it for comedic effect.

@  Nevermore : (24 April 2019 - 05:36 PM)

... based on an outdated way of speaking (I mean, does anyone in the US still speak like Joe Friday?)... which might also have been at least partially a regional thing.

@  Nevermore : (24 April 2019 - 05:34 PM)

Generally, many native English speakers' primary conception of the German language and its perceived harshness comes from Hollywood movies... created by non-native German speakers, with non-native German actors giving their impression of what they think the German language sounds like...

@  Nevermore : (24 April 2019 - 05:33 PM)

I might be severely biased, but as a native German speaker, I think the perception of the "harsh German language" is at least in part due to a myth created by Hollywood.

@  Pinkcolliebot : (24 April 2019 - 05:32 PM)

I wish I knew if that Blue autobot in the background in the movie Bumblebee was Blurr.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (24 April 2019 - 11:52 AM)

Blood is blue before coming into contact with air from outside.

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 April 2019 - 09:50 AM)

I had to use a whole ten percent of my brain to understand that.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (24 April 2019 - 08:32 AM)

I think I saw a debunking of that like at least a decade ago when I still relied on TV for things.

@  Paladin : (24 April 2019 - 08:21 AM)

isn't the whole "lemmings jump to their death" thing proven false now too???

@  Pennpenn : (24 April 2019 - 03:05 AM)

It's like how the whole "alpha male" thing doesn't really show up in wolf packs in the wild.

@  Nevermore : (24 April 2019 - 01:54 AM)

Aaaaand another myth busted.

@  CORVUS : (24 April 2019 - 12:27 AM)

Quite welcome! :)

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (23 April 2019 - 09:51 PM)

@Corvus Huh, did not know that part. Thanks for imparting knowledge!

@  Kayla Kaon : (23 April 2019 - 09:27 PM)

No because it's true.

@  wonko the sane? : (23 April 2019 - 09:17 PM)

Would I be jaded if i said that's a good lesson about people as well?

@  CORVUS : (23 April 2019 - 09:01 PM)

Overstated risk. Most observations of sexual cannibalism in the Praying Mantis occurred in captivity, versus nature. When entomologists began observing them in nature instead, they found that sexual cannibalism took place around 30% of the time. Basically, if a male Mantis avoids thin, hungry females, his chances are pretty good. #yesimanerd

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (23 April 2019 - 07:52 PM)

Are you a male mantis?

@  MEDdMI : (23 April 2019 - 07:27 PM)

Death by snu snu

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 April 2019 - 06:40 PM)

There's a joke about going out with a bang to be made here.

@  Kayla Kaon : (23 April 2019 - 06:38 PM)

I would hope getting laid is preferred over dying :p

@  Nevermore : (23 April 2019 - 05:20 PM)

Don't we all want to get laid?

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 April 2019 - 04:53 PM)

I'd spend the first few loops just taking an extended nap.

@  Dekafox : (23 April 2019 - 04:48 PM)

Endless death time loops certainly happen enough in Star Trek


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Posted 02 July 2015 - 08:47 AM

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http://pluto.jhuapl....page=20150701-2

 

Well sort of.

 

In about 12 days the New Horizons probe, launched in 2006, will finally arrive at the last planet minor planet Pluto, and many a childhood dream will be fulfilled. This is one of the first good looks at the planet, and notably there's a line of weirdly uniform black splodges on it. Bizarre.

 

Are you excited? I am!


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Posted 02 July 2015 - 09:25 AM

Ah yes the planet... I totally didn't come in here thinking I'd see a naked green haired chick... 

 

Actually I am excited. I personally believe Pluto shouldn't have been removed as a planet in the first place.


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Posted 02 July 2015 - 09:28 AM

I had no idea this was happening. This is awesome, of course, I'm usually pretty excited by anything that adds to our communal knowledge.

 

I also want to see pluto. Cause... you know, it's in our backyard, might as well map it out.



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Posted 02 July 2015 - 02:57 PM

Those splotches are actually the Charon Relay. Get ready for ADVENTURE!

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Posted 02 July 2015 - 03:11 PM

Cool.  Science and astronomy never fails to amaze.


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Posted 02 July 2015 - 03:23 PM

We'll have to see what we can see.  Cause honestly, I really want this to be a planet.

 

Ironbite-my childhood wouldn't feel so betrayed.


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Posted 02 July 2015 - 03:45 PM

YES!!!!
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Posted 02 July 2015 - 04:02 PM

IT'S STILL A PLANET TO ME, DAMN IT.


But in the current, digitized world, trivial information is accumulating every second, preserved in all its triteness. Never fading, always accessible. Rumors about petty issues, misinterpretations, slander... All this junk data preserved in an unfiltered state, growing at an alarming rate. It will only slow down social progress, reduce the rate of evolution. You seem to think that our plan is one of censorship. What we propose to do is not to control content, but to create context.


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Posted 02 July 2015 - 04:09 PM

Oh. ow. Ow. I think I sprained a muscle I rolled my eyes so hard.

 

Geez, it's surprising Pluto even still exists, nostalgic crybabies made it sound like astronomers blew it up.


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Posted 02 July 2015 - 04:31 PM

I've been following New Horizons intently for the past several months....mostly because the actual first fly by will happen on my Birthday which is the best dang birthday present EVER.

 

If people aren't aware, there's another probe exploring the dwarf planet in the Asteroid Belt, which has also revealed surprises - specifically very bright "dots" that glimmer from a great distance.


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Posted 02 July 2015 - 04:32 PM

maybe if it had a best friend you'd feel our pain

 

 

lol :rolleyes



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Posted 02 July 2015 - 07:28 PM

Didn't get very close did they.



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Posted 02 July 2015 - 07:30 PM

Didn't get very close did they.

 

What?


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Posted 02 July 2015 - 07:48 PM

It's not there yet man!


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Posted 02 July 2015 - 07:51 PM

I just think its amazing that we can fire a projectile from Earth and hit a moving target almost 5 billion miles away. I have a hard enough time trying to parallel park.  



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Posted 02 July 2015 - 08:26 PM

Seriously. I can't parallel park worth a damn.


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Posted 04 July 2015 - 10:30 AM

interestingly enough... the preorders did just drop for the figuarts Sailor Pluto

 

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Posted 04 July 2015 - 12:21 PM

Oh. ow. Ow. I think I sprained a muscle I rolled my eyes so hard.

 

Geez, it's surprising Pluto even still exists, nostalgic crybabies made it sound like astronomers blew it up.

You don't understand.  When they declared that Pluto wasn't a true planet our childhoods were RUINED FOREVER. They can only be un-RUINED FOREVER if Pluto gets to be a real planet again.  It's our only hope.

 

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Posted 04 July 2015 - 05:35 PM

I, personally, view this as an opportunity. Mostly because no one will want to stake a claim to a dwarf planet, which means you could probably scoop up the rights to the entire planet dirt friggen cheap.



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Posted 04 July 2015 - 06:26 PM

All thread silliness aside, I can't wait for the fly by! I've been following New Horizons via email and social media for the better part of a year, and the next few weeks are going to be incredible. I really wish circumstances were different and the probe could enter orbit and study the Plutonian system the way we've been able to study Saturn, but I'll take what we can get at this point.
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