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@  Maximus Ambus : (11 December 2019 - 05:05 AM)

Anyone really believe Cosmos searched far enough for more ingredient for Corrostop?

@  Nevermore : (11 December 2019 - 03:48 AM)

Oh, we are pretty good at "forgetting" about that. Insisting on sending people home on their overtime, THEN suddenly rushing to do the "backlog" stuff when it's really overdue.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 December 2019 - 05:43 PM)

I've yet to find an organization which didn't have a backlog of "stuff" that needs to be done, but isn't important enough to put on the schedule proper.

@  TM2-Megatron : (10 December 2019 - 05:01 PM)

I'm sure most good/bad (depending on your POV) bosses would be able to find something for the worker to do, in most cases, even if it's spending 8 hours pretending to push a broom around

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (10 December 2019 - 04:39 PM)

Still better than American jobs. x.x;

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 December 2019 - 11:10 AM)

I'm pretty sure you've already mentioned this before. Especially that last one.

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2019 - 11:05 AM)

That can be fun if you're strong-willed enough. "Hey, you want to go home? Overtime reduction, there's nothing to do..." - "Nah, not today. I want to work."

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2019 - 11:04 AM)

This applies to the field of work as well. Meaning, your boss orders you to show up for a full shift, you show up on time and are absolutely willing to work, and then your boss realizes he has no work for you, your boss has to pay you for a full shift even if you don't work at all.

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2019 - 11:03 AM)

Fun fact: German law has a concept named "default in acceptance", which postulates that if there is a "service for payment" contract, the party that should provide the service correctly offers their due service, and the party that should pay fails to accept the service within due time, the second party still has to pay the first party even if there was no service delivered.

@  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)

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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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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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