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@  Nevermore : (15 December 2019 - 04:05 PM)

The music, if you'd even call it that, adds to the creepy atmosphere. Apparently it was recorded using sounds created in a real nuclear power plant of the same type as Chernobyl.

@  Nevermore : (15 December 2019 - 04:04 PM)

In case you haven't seen it yet, I highly recommend the HBO mini-series "Chernobyl", which is about, well, you know. It's very intense and not for the faint-heartet. I'd say it's more scary than any horror flick, because (despite some artistic liberties taken with the behavior of some of the characters, and the timeline for some events), it's eerily real.

@  Sabrblade : (15 December 2019 - 10:51 AM)

Hey, at least you baked a cake in the bathroom. Not many can attest to that. :p

@  wonko the sane? : (14 December 2019 - 05:51 PM)

Nope. Forgot entirely, had to make another trip.

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 December 2019 - 04:04 PM)

Well, did you get water?

@  wonko the sane? : (14 December 2019 - 01:56 PM)

Went to the bathroom, shaved, baked a cake... wait, I only got up to get some water...

@  unluckiness : (14 December 2019 - 09:01 AM)

That's a common misconception. You see compared to the first run, it's a new mold.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (14 December 2019 - 03:27 AM)

Wouldn't that just add packaging authenticity? :D

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 December 2019 - 01:44 AM)

I read a anecdote of someone recently receiving a Glacialord with mold because apparently online stores' warehouses have been sitting on Fansproject products like that for years.

@  Rycochet : (13 December 2019 - 11:56 AM)

Unlike many of his peers, Morton diesn't seem to have gone out of his way to try and take every drug going so he's aged remarkably well.

@  Donocropolis : (13 December 2019 - 11:39 AM)

Doesn't seem to have been a market for it, which is too bad, because it perfectly does what it sets out to do.

@  Donocropolis : (13 December 2019 - 11:38 AM)

Just opened it and suddenly I'm 9 years old again.

@  Donocropolis : (13 December 2019 - 11:38 AM)

Bought myself Fansproject Glacialord for my birthday during their Black Friday sale.

@  Nevermore : (12 December 2019 - 07:45 PM)

Morten Harket of A-ha might have aged 35 years on the outside, but his voice is still pretty much the same as it was in 1984. That's some great training and exercise for you.

@  wonko the sane? : (12 December 2019 - 06:59 PM)

Depends entirely on how badly you cooked them. What?

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 December 2019 - 05:33 PM)

Can it raise the dead?

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 05:33 PM)

Cheddar can do just about anything.

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 05:32 PM)

Cream cheese has to be on a bagel or crackers.

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 05:31 PM)

(for example: I like Swiss cheese on sandwiches, but find it merely tolerable by itself)

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 05:30 PM)

I mean are you eating it by itself? With crackers? On a sandwich?

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 December 2019 - 04:48 PM)

I would ask, but I'd rather not know.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (12 December 2019 - 03:38 PM)

With my mouth, usually.

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 08:48 AM)

Depends on how you're eating it.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (12 December 2019 - 01:40 AM)

Havarti, without a doubt.

@  Greebtron : (12 December 2019 - 01:28 AM)

Not Don, thanks. I'd like a writer who actually cares enough to do the job properly

@  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?

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New "Watership Down" series coming to Netflix

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Posted 28 April 2016 - 07:41 PM


Richard Adams beloved noveland the infamously traumatizing 1978 animated adaptationabout a group of rabbits in search of a new home is getting an all-star re-imagining from Netflix and the BBC. In? Better roles for female characters. Out? Apparently, some of the novels shocking moments of brutality.

The BBC has been circling a new adaptation of the 1972 novel since 2014, but todays announcement of a partnership with Netflix will see the four-part CGI series hit the streaming service and UK television simultaneously in 2017. Theres already an incredibly impressive cast associated with the project, including James McAvoy, John Boyega, Sir Ben Kingsley, Gemma Arterton, Nicholas Hoult, and many more.

I can see the desire to tell the WD story without the grisly traumatizing scenes, though I hope this isn't just another "Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark" bowdlerization. I saw a few eps of the Canadian series and they were pretty good.

Boosting up more female characters (including turning one of the male rabbits female) might force a restructuring of the storyline, though. The rabbits escape the humans fairly quickly and then spend the next 3/4ths of the book and movie putting their lives at risk trying to, ah, "liberate" more females. How much of the motivating story will they need to change?

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Posted 28 April 2016 - 08:01 PM


Out? Apparently, some of the novels shocking moments of brutality.


What, but that's the whole point, traumatizing children!

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Posted 28 April 2016 - 08:58 PM

I love the book and the moive is good to I even have an artbook of the film


So I look forward to this but it being only 4 parts a lot of the WD mythos and backstory is going on the cutting room floor

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Posted 28 April 2016 - 09:14 PM

Ugh... I never thought it was THAT horrific (The Plague Dogs is MUCH MUCH worse).  It's pretty much how nature is...

What is it going to be; they'll hug out their differences?   Death comes in a puff of freaking glitter?  :puke  

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Posted 28 April 2016 - 09:33 PM

I can see the desire to tell the WD story without the grisly traumatizing scenes,

I cannot.

Seriously. What even is that story without the cringe-inducing violence?


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Posted 28 April 2016 - 09:59 PM

i watched the film when i was little


i just thought it was about cute bunnies



i was wrong


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Posted 28 April 2016 - 10:05 PM

Well not wrong. The movie is about cute bunnies... horrifically killing each other.


I can't see this being successful. The whole reason people really remember Watership down, is becuase of the horrific violence in it. I'd be like makign a Superman movie, but deciding to remove the whole 'alien from another planet with superpowers' thing.

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Posted 28 April 2016 - 10:05 PM

i watched the film when i was little

i just thought it was about cute bunnies

i was wrong

Blockbuster, look what you did.

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Posted 28 April 2016 - 10:08 PM

This is just gonna end up disappointing the Timmy Turners of the world:


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Posted 28 April 2016 - 10:34 PM

What Canadian series?

Which male bunny will they turn female? I bet it'll be Blackberry or the smart one who figured out the raft idea. I always felt that he was overlooked in the book in favor of the mystical (Fiver?) and the muscle (Big Wig?)



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Posted 29 April 2016 - 06:23 AM

Strawberry. I don't remember what he did, which may be the point.

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Posted 29 April 2016 - 10:39 AM

I loved the book, but not the movie. So this could be good news.

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Posted 29 April 2016 - 10:41 AM

I haven't watched or read water ship doen. But they should make "Warriors" into an animated series. That would traumatized a lot of people!

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Posted 29 April 2016 - 11:32 AM


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?


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Posted 02 May 2016 - 10:03 PM

Well, there already IS a TV series of Watership down. With female characters, too  - Blackberry became a girl, and Hannah the mouse is also quite prominent. Not to mention Primrose, Hazel's mate - she is basically Hyzenthlay from the book with a different name, and a quite larger role in the first two seasons. The story gets a bit dark especially around season 3, but it is nowhere as dark as the movie (which IMHO, is needlessly grimdark compared to the books). I loved the mythology and mysticism it introduced - the books had all the stories and legends of El-ahrairah, the first rabbit, but here we actually see some of the stories come to life, such as the Black Rabbit of Inlé. I actually even own the whole thing on a DVD bundle - and it's not often I purchase a series.


I am all for a new series, though frankly I did imagine some ways they could have continued the old one. Woundwort (voiced by John Hurt) was an amazing villain - you could understand his motivations no matter how harsh his methods were. That was of course before S3 when he pretty much went the way of Galvatron. And hell, the cartoon version of Campion remains one of my favourite animated characters ever. Unlike in the movie where he has what, 2 lines and looks the same as Vervain?


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Posted 03 May 2016 - 02:50 AM

i watched the film when i was little


i just thought it was about cute bunnies



i was wrong


Edited by Smokey, 03 May 2016 - 02:51 AM.