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@  Rycochet : (15 July 2020 - 11:04 AM)

'Take that! People who care about things!'

@  Rycochet : (15 July 2020 - 11:02 AM)

With Brian, he stopped being the voice of reason and started to be the right wing notion of a liberal, someone who's lazy, pretentious, doesn't work at anything, is every bit as abusive as the rest of the cast and only wins arguments with strawmen.

@  Otaku : (15 July 2020 - 10:56 AM)

Of course, I stopped enjoying Family Guy around that time, so my bias is clear. XP

@  Otaku : (15 July 2020 - 10:54 AM)

Is it because they changed or we changed?  Stuff that was charming, or at least, funny at first can get really annoying the longer you know a person... and I find that can go for fictional characters as well.

@  ▲ndrusi : (15 July 2020 - 08:03 AM)

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@  Maximus Ambus : (15 July 2020 - 03:45 AM)

One example is Family Guy where around season 8 Brian is suddenly reviled by everyone and has acted way out of character since.

@  Maximus Ambus : (15 July 2020 - 03:44 AM)

My least favorite thing in fiction is when it changes hands so you get a author, writer or showrunner who hates a character or messes with a arc/layout.

@  Sabrblade : (14 July 2020 - 06:02 PM)

You'll shoot yer eye out, kid.

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 July 2020 - 04:36 PM)

I shot the sheriff.

@  ▲ndrusi : (14 July 2020 - 04:24 PM)

han wasn't even in the movie until later

@  ▲ndrusi : (14 July 2020 - 04:23 PM)

the stormtroopers shot first

@  Sabrblade : (14 July 2020 - 03:33 PM)

Maclunkey

@  Paladin : (14 July 2020 - 06:18 AM)

the correct answwer to "who shot first" will always be "Harrison Ford if he ever hears that hugging question again."

@  Maximus Ambus : (14 July 2020 - 12:25 AM)

Han shot first. Plain and simple.

@  -LittleAutob... : (13 July 2020 - 06:21 PM)

\(-_-)

@  Bass X0 : (13 July 2020 - 05:26 PM)

"Here's a little---whatever. A little thing. A disclosure. An insight. Revisionism---I've always been fascinated by it. By the idea of a writer going back and altering things. Make no mistake: an edit is a profoundly aggressive act. As Froid once said, we grieve for the murdered word. If you want to get the measure of an author, don't look at what they've left on the page.... look at what they've taken away." -- Rung (MTMTE #28)

@  Verno : (11 July 2020 - 11:20 PM)

2021: :idea :rolleyes :p :D

@  -LittleAutob... : (11 July 2020 - 06:20 PM)

Perfection. :thumbsup

@  Patch : (11 July 2020 - 06:17 PM)

My plans:  :hmm  2020:  :)

@  -LittleAutob... : (11 July 2020 - 06:02 PM)

Our plans for 2020 were as amazing as Optimus Prime. But then 2020 came like Hot Rod.

@  -LittleAutob... : (11 July 2020 - 05:50 PM)

Indeed....

@  Bass X0 : (11 July 2020 - 05:40 PM)

"He who dies with the most toys wins."

@  Rycochet : (11 July 2020 - 01:11 PM)

Hey you, get moving, it's not too far, you're looking good so come as you are. Hey you, you never know what you'll see, when it's through that door with the 73.

@  Rycochet : (11 July 2020 - 01:10 PM)

Hey you, get ready, get on your feet. Get into gear and hit the street.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 July 2020 - 12:46 PM)

I recall number 73 (old british show) discussing the Transformers movie and had the presenters trying to transform a few figures, one argued his deflated beach ball was a Transformer too.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (11 July 2020 - 08:03 AM)

And he's a big ball, but he's not the biggest ball of them all. (That'll be Pulse Unicron.)

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 July 2020 - 07:37 AM)

Trypticon so scared my Primus figure he turned into a ball.

@  ▲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.


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#1841 D Buster Prime

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Posted 15 December 2018 - 11:38 PM

What Allura really did at the end:

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Posted 15 December 2018 - 11:51 PM

Just finished the series.  Loved what Dr. Hoyt was working on and little teasers that we got of his project.  Maybe that will be the next Voltron series.  I dont see this just fading away and that being the end of Voltron.  

 

One thing I was disappointed about 

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Overall great series.  A shame the toys never really took off and lasted.  Maybe Hasbro can just buy them up like Power Rangers. 



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Posted 16 December 2018 - 06:32 AM

Honestly, I'd be okay with this being the end for this particular iteration of the franchise. The conclusion was satisfying, if horribly bittersweet, and any continuation for this storyline would cheapen it.


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Posted 16 December 2018 - 02:00 PM

The last 1/4 of the series felt like it was spending a lot of time setting up the new pilots, who I'm certain would be the core cast of a hypothetical Vehicle Voltron sequel, and I'm curious if that was a deliberate 'backdoor pilot' or not. I could see Pidge taking over Coran's role and then otherwise relegating the rest of the main cast to cameos.



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Posted 16 December 2018 - 05:03 PM

I said it on Twitter too, but for a series that knew it had 78 episodes, it really spend a lot of time messing around, setting up and dropping plots, even towards the very end, even if you ignore the 'hope we get a spinoff' stuff.

 

Overall, I think the show started off great with a tight and compelling 26 episodes, but never really achieved that level of consistency again. The middle 26 in particular were a lot of a mess, especially being released as 'seasons' of half a dozen episodes each, but even the home stretch were too unfocused.

 

Animation on the whole was awesome - there's going to be a lot of very experienced energy effect animators looking for work now - even if we could have done with a new combining sequence every now and again. Individual character animation was awesome, as was the acting. There probably weren't any episodes that were outright bad. Maybe one too many 'inspirational' speeches by the end.

 

Overall, I really liked it. Not quite loved, but if they ever do a DVD set, I'll happily buy it.



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Posted 16 December 2018 - 06:43 PM

I gotta say, i am kinda disappointed the 'Mirror Universe' Altaens and Evil Alura didn't came back to play a part in the series. With Honerva jumping through timelines plan, i thought they would join forces. Or at least, Honerva manipulating them too.

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Posted 16 December 2018 - 07:27 PM


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Posted 16 December 2018 - 11:16 PM

Space Hospital's worked wonders on him, yoo hoo.


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If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 17 December 2018 - 05:44 AM

Lance, nect time find some cover.

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Posted 17 December 2018 - 02:34 PM

Thought it was a good ending, and this was the best Voltron series by far. My biggest quibble is probably that it's a little hard to keep track of all the side characters, so I find myself thinking, "We've meet him before? She's still alive? Where did this person go?" But they do a good enough job explaining things so you can follow the current episode, and I'm sure this won't be so much of a problem when I do an uninterrupted rewatch later on.

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Posted 19 December 2018 - 09:57 PM

Regarding Shiro
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Posted 20 December 2018 - 02:58 PM

So got around to watching this, and I really liked this season... honestly I kinda like it better then season 7.

 

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Posted 20 December 2018 - 06:08 PM

I can't relate to the complaints and Shiro and Allura/Lance at all because of how clearly disinterested the show is in romance in general. I was absolutely certain Keith and Acxa were being set up and I'm not sure they even interact in this batch beyond being present at the same battle. I was almost as certain about Hunk and Shay, and the closest thing to confirmation with them is Shay being part of the team of chefs, so you might as well claim that Hunk ended up with Romelle or Vrepit Sal.

 

One of the specific complaints about Shiro in the last batch was that he would *clearly* be the only main character to 'not find love'. The show contains nothing about the romantic lives of Keith, Hunk, Pidge, and Coran, over half the main cast, beyond Hunk insisting he and Shay are just friends and Pidge making heart-eyes at the box on wheels robot. Most of the romantic pairings we actually see are the biological parents of the various main characters, which is kind of something you would assume had to happen. The Holts and Lotor's generals are basically the only couples who are still together at the end where both members actually have personalities.

 

Bringing us to Lance and Allura. People complain that it 'came out of nowhere', but honestly, the idea that they were friends for 60 episodes who hooked up after one of them had a bad break up felt more realistic than the standard action/adventure tropes of the people who openly and aggressively hate each other and/or have only known each other for a few hours being the 'one true pairing'.

 

Now, the complaint that really bugged the hell out of me, not knowing who all the 'unmemorable' returning characters were. That was really one of my favorite things about this batch, all the old characters turning up made it really feel like a proper grand finale. Slav, the warden and his Yupper, the Clear Day aliens, etc. I'm not knocking a show because someone else couldn't remember stuff. It especially bugged me because I saw it from someone who was super vocal about how they should've released the show in 26 episode chunks. Binging stuff makes it even harder for me to retain details and those being his two specific complaints was just weirdly hypocritical.

 

I thought things were pretty damn solid from the halfway point of the last batch onward, getting to Earth and reintroducing the Galaxy Garrison really reinvigorated things, and Honerva's whole deal felt very Xenogears, which always wins points from me.



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Posted 21 December 2018 - 12:28 AM

Another classic Voltron reference from this batch of episodes was

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I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 21 December 2018 - 05:02 AM

My biggest issue with the Shiro situation is the fact they felt the need to animate his ending, while all the other Paladins got a static image with their blurb. Why not just do like the others and just leave it static with just what it showed. But nope gotta push peoples buttons.

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Posted 21 December 2018 - 07:48 AM

Another classic Voltron reference from this batch of episodes was

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I was a bit confused by this.  I thought at first she was killed, but then later she showed up the next episode.  Unless I'm mistaking one Altean for another.


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Posted 21 December 2018 - 09:37 AM

No, I was confused by that too, it was not done well.



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Posted 21 December 2018 - 07:44 PM

Okay, had a little time to consider things, and while I enjoy this show very much, I do feel like there are a couple issues with it.

 

First, the opening. I really, really wish that we had some sort of evolving credits that changed with each season (or couple seasons). Don't get me wrong, what we got was nice, but they really worked best for the first twenty-six episodes. It would've been nice if they'd updated them to reflect changes here and there, like the pilot lineup.

 

Second, and I know I'm not alone in this, but I'm not a fan of how they handled Shiro being revealed as gay. I certainly didn't object to the revelation, but of his two significant others, Adam did little beyond get established and then die pointlessly, while the second one didn't even get a name. Had it been me, either or both would have been developed as characters, and ideally, Adam would have lived.


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Posted 21 December 2018 - 08:43 PM

I wish cartoons in general would just be loud and proud with their gay characters. Feels like it always takes a finale or multiple seasons to just get a light nod towards it.

 

(Granted my issue with the Shiro ending is it kinda seemed to imply he felt trapped by war, which... I guess? I mean the seeds are there, he missed out on life with Adam because he just had to go on the mission even with a serious health issue, and I'd be ok with not really knowing who his new boyfriend is if it felt like an actual relief that Shiro finally settled down.... but it's not like it was a thing that he was harming himself in anyway by pointlessly throwing himself back in the ring over and over)

 

 

And yeah, that intro really could've been updated a few times. The very first Lion and Paladin we see haven't been a pair for quite some time...


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Posted 22 December 2018 - 06:45 PM

I think the whole gay thing was kept low key on purpose so when it gets dubbed into other languages they can say other things about Shiro and prehaps cut his ending scene so not to seriously offend other cultures and their beliefs!


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