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@  Evac : (26 March 2017 - 03:42 PM)

Another great 90's animated film is, of course, The Iron Giant.

@  RichardT1977 : (26 March 2017 - 03:25 PM)

Another thing I liked about The Prince of Egypt was that it explained (without even having to say it outright) why Moses was chosen to deliver the Israelites from Egypt. Someone who had been raised among the slaves would have had too much bitterness and would want to go in throwing the wrath of God on all the Egyptians (or at least the royal family) until they all burned alive. But Moses had been raised as a member of the royal family, so he still thought of them as family. He wanted to reach a peaceful solution if at all possible.

@  Evac : (26 March 2017 - 03:04 PM)

"I know! I'll turn him into a flea. A harmless little flea, and then I'll put that flea in a box, and then put that box inside of another box, and when it arrives - AHAHAHA! I'LL SMASH IT WITH A HAMMAH! It's brilliant, brilliant, BRILLIANT, I tell you! Genius, I say!"

@  Evac : (26 March 2017 - 03:03 PM)

Hell, The Emperor's New Groove is easily the funniest animated film ever. Disney managed to do what Dreamworks tried to do, and they did it right.

@  Evac : (26 March 2017 - 03:02 PM)

None of their "funny" movies are anywhere near as funny as Aladdin or The Emperor's New Groove.

@  Evac : (26 March 2017 - 03:02 PM)

Its a pity Dreamworks devolved into a company that churned out "funny" films filled with pop culture references.

@  RichardT1977 : (26 March 2017 - 03:00 PM)

(also at the end of that scene, the camera pans up from the Egyptian skyline to the night sky and the most prominent constellation is Orion. Which the Egyptians associated with Osiris)

@  RichardT1977 : (26 March 2017 - 02:59 PM)

Yeah I give them full credit for treating the Last Plague with all the solemness it deserves.

@  Evac : (26 March 2017 - 02:59 PM)

It freed the Israelites, but Moses sure hated seeing what it did to his brother and all the normal non-slave owning people who didn't do anything wrong to the Israelites.

@  Evac : (26 March 2017 - 02:58 PM)

And it actually portrays God murdering children as a tragic thing, something most other adaptations disturbingly don't do.

@  RichardT1977 : (26 March 2017 - 02:57 PM)

So that what He told Moses becomes, "I'll lay the smackdown on Egypt, but I should warn you it's only gonna make Rameses dig in his heels more until I have no choice but to break him fully."

@  RichardT1977 : (26 March 2017 - 02:56 PM)

It also describes the "hardening of the Pharoah's heart" as his natural reaction to the plagues rather than an intentional mental override by God.

@  Evac : (26 March 2017 - 02:54 PM)

Hell, it actually portrays the Plagues as something that's bad and treats most of the Egyptian people as not deserving that shit. "All the innocent who suffer from your stubbornness and pride" and all that.

@  Evac : (26 March 2017 - 02:53 PM)

I'm a Christian, but Prince of Egypt is one of the few religious movies I'll willingly watch, because it's actually good instead of being self-rightous preachy nonsense, batshit crazy propaganda or schmaltzy trash. It also has a great soundtrack with music that I actually put up there with some of Disney's best stuff.

@  Evac : (26 March 2017 - 02:45 PM)

Dreamworks's best movies will always be the Dragons movies and The Prince of Egypt.

@  TM2-Megatron : (26 March 2017 - 02:40 PM)

Usually I'm willing to give animated films a go, but I have to agree this looked pretty terrible and I had no desire to see it

@  Patchouli Kn... : (26 March 2017 - 02:40 PM)

So it's the new "Bee Movie?"

@  Evac : (26 March 2017 - 02:16 PM)

Calling it now: it'll be a meme in ten years.

@  Paladin : (26 March 2017 - 02:07 PM)

every single person who said "yes" to BOSS BABY should be smacked. repeatedly. with adamantium.

@  MEDdMI : (26 March 2017 - 06:02 AM)

Yeah, I don't sync my Twitter since it's irrelevant to a TF forum and sometimes NSFW.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 March 2017 - 06:00 AM)

Ah, okay. I... don't know if that's a good idea or not. I post a lot of cats.

@  MEDdMI : (26 March 2017 - 05:50 AM)

I believe it will auto post anything you put on Twitter/Facebook to the Status section on the main forum page?

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 March 2017 - 05:41 AM)

And I totally miss Krispy Kreme. I mean, they're still around here, but nowhere I don't have to go well out of my way for any more. =(

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 March 2017 - 05:40 AM)

"i think you can sync profiles from both to this site." Not clear on what that means.

@  MEDdMI : (26 March 2017 - 05:04 AM)

:D I'm glad I have people and sheep who are willing to eat doughnuts for me.

@  Bass X0 : (26 March 2017 - 04:48 AM)

YOU'RE ALREADY CRAZY, MR. "I AM SHRAPNEL, DECEPTICON HERO"!!

@  Waspinator : (26 March 2017 - 04:45 AM)

DON'T MIND IF I DO

@  WorkbenchManiac : (26 March 2017 - 04:07 AM)

Go crazy?

@  Waspinator : (26 March 2017 - 03:31 AM)

No TV and no beer make Homer something something

@  TheMightyMol... : (26 March 2017 - 02:18 AM)

If you don't eat your meat, you can't have any pudding.

@  Foffy the Sheep : (26 March 2017 - 01:27 AM)

Then again, I'd hate to fill up on Krispy Kremes right before dinner. What if I just bite his face off instead?

@  Foffy the Sheep : (26 March 2017 - 12:49 AM)

Yup.

@  OrionPax44 : (26 March 2017 - 12:48 AM)

MED has a fool proof protection plan. Foffy and I will eat all the Krispy Kreme donuts that stand in here way. Right Foffy?

@  Telly : (26 March 2017 - 12:08 AM)

*throws a krispy kreme* bite that! :p

@  Foffy the Sheep : (25 March 2017 - 11:59 PM)

Anyone who was going to try use MED's weaknessses against her would have to go through me first. And I'm warning you, I bite.

@  Telly : (25 March 2017 - 11:17 PM)

we now know meddmis weakness *rubs hands together sinisterly*

@  MEDdMI : (25 March 2017 - 04:44 PM)

My friends and I sold them in college for fundraising. We often had boxes of them sitting around. I can still smell them. I won't be touching them again unless I'm forced to.

@  OrionPax44 : (25 March 2017 - 02:37 PM)

I love love love the hot Krispy Kreme donuts. They opened one in my area and for the first few weeks there was a line out the door of people waiting for hot donuts.

@  wonko the sane? : (25 March 2017 - 02:33 PM)

OFF WITH HIS HEAD! Whoa... okay, that was a total over reaction. What I meant to say was... OFF WITH HIS HEAD!!!

@  D Immortalis : (25 March 2017 - 12:52 PM)

honestly i'm not much of fan of Krispy Kreme.

@  Hg Dragon : (25 March 2017 - 12:11 PM)

Who DOESN'T want Krispy Kreme?!?!

@  Noideaforaname : (25 March 2017 - 11:12 AM)

Diabetes? Pftt. I'm a survivor!

@  wonko the sane? : (25 March 2017 - 11:04 AM)

But diabetes tastes so goooodddd....

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 March 2017 - 09:06 AM)

Nah, I can do without diabetes.

@  Bass X0 : (25 March 2017 - 08:37 AM)

So... who wants Krispy Kreme donuts?

@  Paladin : (25 March 2017 - 06:50 AM)

i think you can sync profiles from both to this site.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (25 March 2017 - 05:04 AM)

So I'm looking around at my settings at the moment, and I'm noticing "Manage Facebook" and "Manage Twitter," but I have to log in with those to see anything. What do those offer?

@  Robowang : (24 March 2017 - 04:38 PM)

Thanks.

@  Jalaguy : (24 March 2017 - 03:38 PM)

A gun was definitely jumped, we'll make sure it doesn't happen again. Big apology to everyone who wanted to stay spoiler-free.

@  ▲ndrusi : (24 March 2017 - 03:08 PM)

Oh hey the news post in question turned up on my Tumblr dash, too. Thanks for that. Thanks a lot.


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Posted 02 July 2015 - 08:47 AM

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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.


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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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