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@  Benbot : (11 December 2019 - 09:34 PM)

What's your favorite cheese? I'm not sure, but it's hard to beat muenster.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 December 2019 - 05:10 PM)

Man I wish IDW could do a season 2.5 with a few writers like Michael Charles Hill or Donald F Glut or Paul Davids involved.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 December 2019 - 04:33 PM)

They were looking for Skids, but the animators forgot he existed again.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 December 2019 - 02:58 PM)

He regrouped with Omega Supreme, the Dinobots, Skyfire and the Protectobots.

@  Benbot : (11 December 2019 - 08:20 AM)

Did he get infected with the rest of the Autobots or did he smartly remain off-planet?

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 December 2019 - 05:38 AM)

He really just went to the beach for a couple of days, then called it in. Who's gonna follow up on it?

@  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.


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#1 Luke

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Posted 20 February 2016 - 12:46 PM

I love hunting down bundles of digital comics. It's a great way to (legally!) pick up a lot of cool stuff and even find a lot of newt things without busting my budget. It also occurs to me that I've been doing a poor job of sharing that love, so I'm going to change that. :)

 

First, a note about my preferences: I hate proprietary formats with a fury that is generally reserved for stepping in dog poo. You won't find me sharing the latest bundles from Comixology because my opinion is that they only rent comics. That said, it's just my opinion and an awesome deal is still an awesome deal, so share 'em if you got 'em. :D

 

Because I avoid proprietary stuff, a lot of the bundles I run across are from independent publishers (I've never, EVER seen a Marvel or DC bundle that is open-format). Dynamite does a lot of bundles, as does IDW, Boom! Studios, and less often Image. A lot of the output from those publishers is licensed, so there's often something I really love in there that makes it worth the cost all by itself and the rest is almost a bonus. Even in mixed bags there is usually something am willing to try out. Bundles are a super-cheap way to expose yourself to good comics you might otherwise not bother with or even know about. In my experience I've found a lot more gems than duds.

 

I am assuming here that pretty much everyone is familiar with CBZ format and torrenting (most of these offer or require the ability to download via torrent), but if you have any questions just ask.

 

Current Bundles:

 

HumbleBundle frequently does comic bundles and has a Dynamite Comics bundle up right now. Kind of a random assortment of things, but a few good ones in there and the price is right to try some new stuff. This bundle goes until Wednesday. Of those I've only read Shadow v1 (good Shadow story, but only middling Ennis writing), and Legenderry (I'm not much for steampunk, but it's an amusing mash-up).

[Not comics, but Humble Bundle also has a bundle of SF ebooks--almost entirely Asimov, Bester, Zelazny, and some early Wild Cards. They'll be adding more to it next Wed when it hits the second week.]

Groupees also has a dirt-cheap bundle of a bunch of indy stuff I haven't heard of. Really though, for $3 it's worth it even if only ONE of those is any good. Big drawback is that a bunch of it is pdf-only. Apparently some of the publishers literally don't even know what CBZ format IS, which is... I don't even know how that's possible.

And I guess this BitTorrent bundle from Dynamite Comics is still up (it's been up for something like two years now, which is highly unusual). 30 comics for free, over a hundred more for only $6. They don't offer CBZ either, but epub is almost literally the same thing; just change the file extension and you're good to go. some of the stuff in here nicely compliments the Dynamite HumbleBundle above.

 

Any others? Please share them!



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Posted 20 February 2016 - 11:00 PM

I love hunting down bundles of digital comics. It's a great way to (legally!) pick up a lot of cool stuff and even find a lot of newt things without busting my budget. It also occurs to me that I've been doing a poor job of sharing that love, so I'm going to change that. :)
 
First, a note about my preferences: I hate proprietary formats with a fury that is generally reserved for stepping in dog poo. You won't find me sharing the latest bundles from Comixology because my opinion is that they only rent comics. That said, it's just my opinion and an awesome deal is still an awesome deal, so share 'em if you got 'em. :D


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Posted 20 February 2016 - 11:44 PM

Yeah, Comixology provides DRM-free backups for most publishers' books. DC and Marvel are the obvious exceptions, and I'm sure there are other publishers who opt out. But I enjoy a regular and tedious ritual of backing up my Comixology purchases.

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Posted 21 February 2016 - 12:33 AM

This is obviously new since the last time I looked. :D Thanks for that.

 

So a correction then, some of the Comixology bundles can be downloaded.


Edited by Lukeblast, 21 February 2016 - 12:37 AM.


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Posted 29 February 2016 - 05:32 PM

If you use Chrome, there is an extension that will allow you to download .cbz/.rar backups of all of your books from comiXology.



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Posted 24 March 2016 - 01:20 PM

I forgot to relate the Pathfinder comics deal that Humble Bundle recently ran. Oopsie. :burn

 

Humble Bundle is running an Aspen Comics bundle. I've been told it covers significant ground in the Fathom "universe", but is missing some stuff in the middle. Since Humble adds to the bundle in the second week I suspect they'll plug some of the holes then. I've also been told it would be handy to have a Fathom reading order handy; I'm poking around for a good one but I'm not sure what "good" is since I'm not well-versed in the series myself.

 

Personally I'm a bit annoyed that the bundle offers omnibus collections and then separate and completely redundant volumes. I've never seen this kind of overlap in the same bundle and it makes me a little worried that we'll see more of that in the mid-offering additions.

 

Groupees is also doing an Archie bundle. Looks like a great place to see what all the fuss of the new Archie is about, plus there's a bunch of Sonic, some Mega Man, even some of the new Black Hood. The first bonus is volume 1 of Afterlife With Archie. The coupon codes aren't really exciting, as Archie has weekly sale codes of 20-40%. IMO the deal is good enough without them and there might be even more bonuses to sweeten the deal.



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Posted 24 March 2016 - 02:05 PM

If I buy from the Humble Bundle in the first week will I have to buy again when they add things for the second or will I get the stuff automatically?

Edited by NotVeryKnightly, 24 March 2016 - 02:08 PM.


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Posted 24 March 2016 - 11:52 PM

It depends on the tier you buy. If you've bought a tier that gets added to, you get the additional stuff. If you didn't buy it and the additions are must-haves for you, you can increase to that tier. The lowest(-priced) tier almost never gets additions, only the middle and highest.

 

...and now that I'm looking at it, the tiers that get additions usually have a "more coming soon!" blurb, and none of them do this time. Seems odd to suddenly not have them. I'll have to poke around on that.


Edited by Lukeblast, 24 March 2016 - 11:53 PM.


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Posted 25 March 2016 - 01:47 PM

Does this mean I shouldn't expect anything more to come up for this bundle later?

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Posted 25 March 2016 - 07:20 PM

I asked, and yes this is the full bundle.

 

It's fairly unusual for them to put the entire bundle up to start. Kind of annoying that any holes are just... holes, but ah well. Can't have everything (literally, in this case!) :D



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Posted 03 April 2016 - 11:03 AM

Humblebundle now has a Buffy/Angel/Spike bundle.

 

Looks like a metric crap-ton of comics. Lots of collections. This also appears to be the complete bundle, with no later additions.

 

Humble's Aspen Bundle is still good until Wed 4/6.



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Posted 25 April 2016 - 11:06 PM

I'm sure all the Pony fans are well aware of this bundle because HOLY CRAP MAN. What an absolute steal! I still can't bring myself to be that interested, but I honestly wish I new a few friends/family that I could gift it to because I'd be a freakin' hero. :D

 

Groupees has a fantasy bundle too. It's a little lacking honestly, but for $5 it's not too shabby.



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Posted 26 April 2016 - 04:46 PM

Thankfully, any comics I download from DC/Vertigo on comixology are on my ipad which is also linked to my apple account. this gives me a automatic backup to redownload as and when


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Posted 29 April 2016 - 07:38 AM

Yeah, apparently I should give Comixology another try, but to be honest it's not like I'm lacking in stuff to read and it's really easy to just go to their site and search "bundle" so I haven't been in any hurry to report all of them.

 

In other news, the latest Dynamite bundle at Groupees has gone INSANE. They added to it (33 comics for $5!) and also added higher tiers that will add on previous Dynamite bundles that they've previously offered. They cost a little more now ($15-20 for tiers that used to be $10) but there are a ton of complete series and arcs, and at the maximum tier of $55 you get something like 375 comics! That's excluding the art books and previews and counting TPBs as one comic, so it's an even better deal than that. There's a ton of series there that are worth trying out for that price!



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Posted 11 May 2016 - 10:09 AM

Groupees is on a roll with their bundles--this one almost slipped by me. It's something of a mixed bag of mostly Volume 1 TPBs from several different publishers. Several of these have been in previous bundles from Groupees and Humble Bundle, but there's still some gems here and if you're looking for something new to read you can't really go wrong.

 

I also forgot to mention Humble Bundle's manga bundle that went up last Wed. It's a great deal if you're even half-interested in trying out some of these series. Unfortunately it looks like this is the full bundle and some of these series have many more volumes to them.



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Posted 11 May 2016 - 10:35 PM

There's a Garth Ennis Dynamite bundle over at Humble Bundle. If you ever wanted to read The Boys, I'm pretty sure it's all there. If not... wait a week, because this bundle has more stuff coming.



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Posted 01 June 2016 - 05:29 PM

Really great IDW Ghostbusters bundle:

 

https://www.humblebu...s-comics-bundle

 

Excellent books.


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Posted 02 June 2016 - 12:24 PM

Thanks for catching that!

 

I'm not sure what's "missing" from it, but more will get added mid-week. It already looks like a damn good deal. :)



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Posted 08 June 2016 - 04:11 PM

It's updated with GET REAL 1-4 and DEVIATIONS. Think that leaves just the Halloween ComicFest 2012 story, the Mars Attacks One-Shot, the TMNT crossover and the Thanksgiving story unbundled.


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Posted 30 June 2016 - 05:00 PM

IDW Star Trek bundle.



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