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@  Bass X0 : (20 May 2019 - 11:16 AM)

SEND THE BOOKS!!

@  Cybersnark : (20 May 2019 - 08:52 AM)

So, now that Game of Thrones is over, when can we get back to The Dragon Prince?

@  unluckiness : (20 May 2019 - 12:19 AM)

Like, half of them nowadays are montages of tweet screencaps from the writer's inbox

@  unluckiness : (20 May 2019 - 12:18 AM)

lol you expected integrity from internet news

@  fourteenwings : (19 May 2019 - 11:33 PM)

I'm mostly confused how news sites went from "Analysing all the amazingness of Game of Thrones" to "Fans sure don't like this season!", like... way to prioritize clicks over a solid editorial opinion

@  fourteenwings : (19 May 2019 - 11:30 PM)

[and there's a recurring setting of a "derelict industrial site"] is this like the Toei Quarry?

@  MEDdMI : (19 May 2019 - 11:17 PM)

@Foffy and then that giant lasagna just tipped over and killed everyone, to be later known as the infamous Bad Monday event.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 May 2019 - 10:59 PM)

Ahahaha!!! Go read the reactions for yourself. To say anything more here risks spoiling the finale for subscribing Allsparkers, the quality of this season notwithstanding.

@  Foffy : (19 May 2019 - 10:59 PM)

pretty wild how heathcliff was in the game of thrones finale, i was not expecting that crossover

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2019 - 10:48 PM)

were they still super pissed?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 May 2019 - 10:48 PM)

Well, as someone who is not into Game of Thrones, it sure was entertaining to open up social media this evening to unexpectedly see headlines about fan reactions to the finale. Lmao.

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:12 PM)

But it's also a SUPER-well known location in my region, so these extensive exterior shots without any post production alterations completely ruin the illusion for me.

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:11 PM)

I mean, I get why they did it: It's an existing location that fits the purpose, it's open for the public, and they had to shoot some scenes in my home state anyway to due a subsidizing deal.

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:09 PM)

Needless to say, it's not in Berlin, and even what's seen onscreen is waaaaay too modern for something that's supposed to exist in 1929 (even moreso as a derelict site in 1929). The structures seen haven't even been built until the 1960s!

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:07 PM)

I'm currently in the process of watching season 2 of Babylon Berlin, and there's a recurring setting of a "derelict industrial site" or whatever it's supposed to be on the show, and I easily recognize it as a place only a few minutes from where I live (it's actually a former ironworks site that's been turned into a public park).

@  Xellos : (19 May 2019 - 05:52 PM)

Ever since I went to Japan last year, I have friend who dread watching anime with me due to that...

@  Xellos : (19 May 2019 - 05:51 PM)

Not hugely, but I am the type to notice places once I have been there and say "Hey, I've been there!"

@  wonko the sane? : (19 May 2019 - 05:50 PM)

Half of new york city (on tape.) is actually montreal.

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2019 - 05:50 PM)

I watched Death Wish 5 last night and clearly recognized Toronto streets; didn't pull me out of Bronson's 1-man war on drugs or fashion or whatever it was that pissed him off that time

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2019 - 05:49 PM)

it's nice to finally be thought of as exotic by somebody! lol

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 05:48 PM)

In an "I cannot possibly make my brain ignore the location I'm familiar with and pretend it's whatever the story claims it is" way?

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 05:42 PM)

Question for those of you living in exotic locations such as the US or the UK: If you watch a movie or a TV show that features a real-life location as a stand-in for someplace else, and you recognize the real-life location due to having been there in person, does that pull you out of the story?

@  Xellos : (19 May 2019 - 05:15 PM)

Maybe you should have installed macOS in your house instead.

@  Noideaforaname : (19 May 2019 - 04:40 PM)

Nothing like coming home after a long day to find a bird in the house. And then once you sit down for a well-earned rest after leading the bird back outside, you find it had a friend. A friend who *really* doesn't understand how windows work...

@  PlutoniumBoss : (19 May 2019 - 01:26 PM)

Bingo. The big polls don't tell people what's actually happening because that doesn't sell.

@  fourteenwings : (19 May 2019 - 10:59 AM)

IIRC there are good polls but data is easily manipulated so they give people what they want to hear

@  wonko the sane? : (19 May 2019 - 10:58 AM)

The only way to get people interested in politics is to make into reality TV. So they lie to do it.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (19 May 2019 - 01:38 AM)

Yeah, polling these days is garbage.

@  Sean Whitmore : (18 May 2019 - 11:53 PM)

Well, he was an honest man. He wasn’t gonna lie to a 5-year-old.

@  Paladin : (18 May 2019 - 08:34 PM)

Grandfather once said to me, "I'm going upstairs and hug your grandma."

@  Sabrblade : (18 May 2019 - 07:08 PM)

Mama always said that you can tell a lot 'bout a person from 'is shoes...

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 May 2019 - 03:54 PM)

Life is like a box of chocolates. Stay out of the sun or melt into a pile of gross slop.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 May 2019 - 10:26 AM)

Greasy, disappointing and still managing to be over priced?

@  Lancer : (18 May 2019 - 10:22 AM)

... Yes, it is!

@  Noideaforaname : (18 May 2019 - 09:48 AM)

Life's a fillet of fish!

@  unluckiness : (18 May 2019 - 08:53 AM)

ow the edge

@  Paladin : (18 May 2019 - 07:03 AM)

a reminder that life is an unrepentant hellscape where everyone & everything you know will eventually betray you.

@  Pennpenn : (18 May 2019 - 06:45 AM)

You know, this election is what has finally broken me of any confidence at any point of pre-polling data. I mean, it's always been sketchy, but this is just... aaaargh!

@  Pennpenn : (18 May 2019 - 06:08 AM)

I was going to make an Auspol election thread in P&R, but the outcome so far has made me feel physically ill.

@  Gamma V : (18 May 2019 - 03:28 AM)

Haven't been here in a long time.

@  Pennpenn : (18 May 2019 - 03:16 AM)

I have heard that, it's rather disappointing. Ah, maybe they'll just leech each others stores of "awful racist vote" and not go anywhere.

@  Trpodeca : (17 May 2019 - 11:09 PM)

I voted. Boy there are a worrying amount of parties which sound like fascists.

@  Pennpenn : (17 May 2019 - 06:55 PM)

For those in Australia, it is a federal election today. Go Vote! It's Mandatory!

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 May 2019 - 04:19 PM)

Humor? I 'ardly know 'or!

@  wonko the sane? : (17 May 2019 - 03:51 PM)

I was intemately familiar with humour... but she just wanted to be friends...

@  Maximus Ambus : (17 May 2019 - 12:10 PM)

BZT Time out! Time out! Time ooooooouuuuuut!!!

@  unluckiness : (17 May 2019 - 08:23 AM)

Yes. Are you familiar with humor?

@  Sabrblade : (17 May 2019 - 07:50 AM)

You are familiar with The Room, yes?

@  unluckiness : (17 May 2019 - 01:14 AM)

nah, tuxedos are formal wear

@  Sabrblade : (16 May 2019 - 10:38 PM)

*...while dressed in a tuxedo*


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#1861 Powered Convoy

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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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Posted 03 January 2019 - 08:52 PM

So is there a massive outrage going on or is someone using bots to downgrade season 8 at Rotten Tomatoes? TON of recently created accounts are giving it 1 star and it just keeps on going.

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Posted 04 January 2019 - 12:03 PM

Well, I just finished rewatching the series over the last couple weeks...and overall, I'm satisfied with it.

 

I still have a minor complaint about Shiro's last minute hookup, however - it was very tell rather than show. For all the complaints about Korra and Asami, the two at least spent time together just hanging out and establishing some basis for a relationship. Shiro and Curtis had substantially less than that.


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Posted 04 January 2019 - 06:43 PM

I think some of the relationships and stuff were just left out of the show so they could focus primary on the five pilots of Voltron plus do a mini redeeming arc for Zarkon and give some info on the fate of the other three Pladdins of old. I kind of would of liked maybe a extra season of Legendary Defender, mainly to build on the relationships of the characters, Shiro's ending was pretty much out of the blue but then some countries are sensative over the whole gay rights thing and their dubbing could change the previous relationship Shiro had with this Adam guy and they could easily cut out the scene at the end with Shiro marriage to an unknown much like a lot of the blood and stuff was cut from Golion as it was turned into Voltron Defender of the Universe.


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Posted 04 January 2019 - 11:18 PM

I still have a minor complaint about Shiro's last minute hookup, however - it was very tell rather than show. For all the complaints about Korra and Asami, the two at least spent time together just hanging out and establishing some basis for a relationship. Shiro and Curtis had substantially less than that.

 

We never saw how Shiro spent his day off in the season premiere (and the whole thing was HIS idea).  They could've thrown in one scene there to set up the relationship, and that ending would've made a little more sense.



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Posted 06 January 2019 - 05:13 PM

 

I still have a minor complaint about Shiro's last minute hookup, however - it was very tell rather than show. For all the complaints about Korra and Asami, the two at least spent time together just hanging out and establishing some basis for a relationship. Shiro and Curtis had substantially less than that.

 

We never saw how Shiro spent his day off in the season premiere (and the whole thing was HIS idea).  They could've thrown in one scene there to set up the relationship, and that ending would've made a little more sense.

 

 

Its likely he was busy ensuring all of the paperwork was done and ready for the Altas's launch, he quickly became the head of Galaxy Garison due to his experience with the Gulra a the previous leader betrayed them and then got betrayed by the enemy and evenly gave their life to save the Pladdins!


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Posted 02 February 2019 - 01:35 PM

 


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Posted 02 February 2019 - 05:08 PM

I watched that. Quite an insightful look at how things went, and could have gone.

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Posted 02 February 2019 - 07:33 PM

I tried watching that the other day but it just didn't hold my interst


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Posted 15 February 2019 - 01:41 PM

I just noticed this today, yet I have lived near this building most of my life...

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Posted 01 March 2019 - 04:22 AM


Hmmm...

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Posted 01 March 2019 - 05:51 AM

Well now, that's interesting.
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Posted 01 March 2019 - 09:21 AM

SOC Golion/Voltron just went on preorder this morning, and it's already sold out in most Japanese sites, or at least the ones I trust.  Anyone have any leads?





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