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@  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)

This shout is empty.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (30 November 2019 - 12:01 AM)

I've got the admit. tubi tv is great. It's got a lot of stuff.. Including Super Sentai.

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 November 2019 - 10:35 PM)

There is frankly no better place to (legally) find schlock on the internet for free than Tubi TV

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 November 2019 - 10:33 PM)

It's got all the graphic violence and gratuitous nudity a late 80s OVA should have.

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 November 2019 - 10:32 PM)

Available for free with ads on Tubi TV.

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 November 2019 - 10:32 PM)

It's "Goku: Midnight Eye". Originally produced in the late 80s, it apparently wasn't dubbed until the late 90s given Steve Blum was the lead.

@  wonko the sane? : (29 November 2019 - 06:38 PM)

The description makes it sound like some high grade, mid 80's shlock. Which, frankly, is my groove.

@  TheMightyMol... : (29 November 2019 - 12:37 PM)

Was wondering how long it would take someone to ask.

@  wonko the sane? : (29 November 2019 - 09:58 AM)

okay, it's been like two days so far: what anime is this, cause I'm dying to know.

@  Steevy Maximus : (27 November 2019 - 09:23 PM)

You know you're in for a good time when an old anime starts with a crime lord uses roller skates in his cybernetic legs to skate down the side of the building, launches to a dock and into a getaway boat.


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#1 Spectre

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Posted 16 June 2016 - 12:29 AM

I'm a pretty big mark for Street Fighter, but have never picked up any of these books. They seem to have been consistently published for a while now, but are they any good? I've been enjoying GI Joe vs Street Fighter, and a new ongoing just started up, so I'm interested in picking up the older books too. Good/bad idea?



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Posted 16 June 2016 - 12:59 AM

I'm a pretty casual SF fan (or, rather, lapsed for many, many years) and just recently decided to check out the Udon books. I guess I like them, because I ended up grabbing everything and am still reading the current ongoing.

 

They're a little rough around the edges at times... I get a vague feeling occasionally of... disjointedness, or slightly clumsy storytelling, which kind of reminds me of early Image where you had a bunch of hot young artists figuring out how to write on the job. And I think at times I'm kind of in the dark because I don't have encyclopaedic and up-to-date knowledge of the full spectrum of SF lore. 

 

But I'd recommend them to a fan of the property. And it's mostly made up of pretty short series, so it's not a big investment to jump in at the beginning and see how you like it. 


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Posted 16 June 2016 - 12:42 PM

There have been some good stories. And there have been some bad stories too. I'm finding G.I. Joe vs. Street Fighter to be poor actually.  Jinx uses a Shoryuken which makes Ryu angry enough to almost give in to the satsui no hadou... Guile refuses to hit Zartan just because he morphed into Cammy before his eyes... And Bison is wearing a portable psycho drive which seems to be the source of his psycho power here... those three examples are bad portrayals of the Street Fighter characters. The writer clearly doesn't know how to write Street Fighter characters or just doesn't care.  As far as I know, the G.I. Joe (and Cobra) characters seem to be portrayed accurately.  I just hope the story moves away from the tournament setting soon though. 


Edited by Bass X0, 16 June 2016 - 03:29 PM.

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Posted 16 June 2016 - 02:01 PM

http://www.streetfig...m/comic/archive

 

Udon itself put what appears to be 12 issues' worth of the comic online for free reading in webcomic format. I figure that should be a good enough glimpse into the way they do things. 



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Posted 16 June 2016 - 06:08 PM

The current GI Joe crossover... I mean, it doesn't quite register on the Scioli Scale, but it's still clearly just a bunch of crazy fun that's not meant to be taken too seriously. I'm enjoying it, although I struggle to be okay with a Joe character winning a round. 


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Posted 17 June 2016 - 10:37 AM

SF VS GiJoe is pretty bollocks, but the main Udon series is harmless enough.  It's kind of like Dreamwave Transformers, except the fanwank and references aren't all right in your face like "REMEMBER THIS EPISODE OF THE CARTOON???"



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Posted 19 June 2016 - 12:37 PM

It's kind of like Dreamwave Transformers


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Posted 22 June 2016 - 01:38 PM

They almost always look good, but the story quality is pretty middling for the most part.  I actually like their little bit of Darkstalkers output far more.


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Posted 22 June 2016 - 09:14 PM

They almost always look good, but the story quality is pretty middling for the most part.  I actually like their little bit of Darkstalkers output far more.


For me, their Darkstalkers comics felt like too much of a rehash of the 90s OVA.

Of course, that may just be because I wanted to see more characters other than Morrigan, Demitri, Felicia, and Donovan get focus. (I did appreciate the attention they gave Victor and Talbain, though)

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Posted 23 June 2016 - 10:46 AM

Having never seen the '90s OVA, just the awful American cartoon, I couldn't say.


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Posted 23 June 2016 - 04:03 PM

Too bad. Plenty of opportunity for great storytelling within the SF mythos. 

 

Wonder if IDW is at all interested in snagging the license after the G.I. Joe X Street Fighter series. 



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Posted 23 June 2016 - 04:06 PM

Only if they brought the Udon artists along.  I don't really want anyone else touching it, artwise, at this point.  Udon just really needs to find better writers that somehow ALSO care about the games, not just one or the other.


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Posted 23 June 2016 - 04:58 PM

Shit, I'd do it. 



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Posted 23 June 2016 - 05:55 PM

Udon's current senior editor has been doing a really good job at alienating people on social media and with a few cover-related publicity stunts, so I've been avoiding the current crop of stuff.


Edited by The Magic Man, 23 June 2016 - 05:56 PM.


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Posted 23 June 2016 - 06:02 PM

The recent launch of the new ongoing would have been a great time to lure in a big name writer. (Feel free to replace "big name" with "better".)

 

Given that these are Street Fighter comics, I think for the most part the writing is fine, though it won't be winning Eisners obviously. But as I think I mentioned earlier it does sometimes feel... just a bit half-baked, or Bad Old Days Of Image-y.


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Posted 23 June 2016 - 07:09 PM

Udon's current senior editor has been doing a really good job at alienating people on social media and with a few cover-related publicity stunts, so I've been avoiding the current crop of stuff.

 

Is it still Matt Moylan? 



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Posted 24 June 2016 - 12:28 AM

Yeah



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Posted 24 June 2016 - 03:14 PM

The senior editor's Ash Paulsen.  Matt Moylan's the production coordinator/director.  I've met Ash Paulsen a few times and he's a decent guy.


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Posted 29 June 2016 - 02:41 PM

Ugh. Street Fighter X G.I. Joe #5 was seriously horrible.  Literally the worst most stupid Street Fighter fiction anyone anywhere has ever produced and sold for money. Even the Malibu Comics treated Street Fighter with more respect and seriousness. And the cover art quality is on par with or worse than the old "Look and Find" Street Fighter "Where's Waldo/Wally" rip-off.

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Posted 29 June 2016 - 06:15 PM

Haven't read this issue yet, but given the tone of the series as a whole I'm wouldn't expect a great deal of "seriousness", I don't really think that's part of the crossover's mandate. 

 

The cover though is indeed absolutely hideous, and as far as I can tell, just in a pure "ugly art" way. 


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