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@  Otaku : (12 November 2019 - 08:25 PM)

@Liege My issue with Transformers (2007) were elements I thought were unnecessary.  I know it was supposed to just be a joke, but I didn't ever need to hear about "Sam's Happy Time". >.> Which, being in awe of the first "live action" TF-film, didn't even register until I'd already purchased and watched it on DVD a few times (after seeing it in theaters 3 times).

@  Liege : (12 November 2019 - 08:22 PM)

For all the Bayisms in the 07 movie, it was tempered by Spielberg as producer. Designs aside it was an enjoyable popcorn blockbuster about a boy and his first car who happens to be an alien from another planet. They sequels are just Bay going unchecked after he proved how much bank he could bring in.

@  TM2-Megatron : (12 November 2019 - 07:12 PM)

I didn't find the designs in the '07 movie to be that bad, personally. What got really offputting was how Cybertronians in general become such huge a-holes in the later films; the designs were very much secondary to their horrible personalities

@  Sabrblade : (12 November 2019 - 06:59 PM)

And yet, Transformers still broke the bank at the box office, opened up the brand to a whole new generation of fans, shot the brand up to mainstream appeal, and enabled all kinds of new collector-oriented lines and other avenues to come about. Not saying Sonic's movie will do the same for his series, but the 2007 TF movie certainly did more good than harm.

@  Bass X0 : (12 November 2019 - 06:09 PM)

Paramount changed Sonic due to fan backlash but refused to redo Transformers 2007 with new cgi appearances based on their classic forms everyone’s knows and loves, and can relate to. Trailer 1 Sonic is as appealing a design as 2007 Bumblebee...

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 November 2019 - 02:14 PM)

I don't. They're a pain in the ass to repair.

@  Benbot : (12 November 2019 - 12:48 PM)

I wish car companies would bring back flip up headlights

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 November 2019 - 09:07 AM)

Wear a hazmat suit. It's Walmart, they're used to weird.

@  wonko the sane? : (12 November 2019 - 07:54 AM)

2 inches of snow on the side of the house, 2 feet of snow on the deck. I hate this winter already.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (11 November 2019 - 11:33 PM)

But that requires actually going IN walmart. ;P

@  Liege : (11 November 2019 - 11:22 PM)

Pro tip for anyone hunting the for the Walmart 35th exclusives: try the seasonal aisles rather than the toy section. I found the display with all the exclusives and a bunch of the reflector wave practically untouched amongst those novelty arcade machines and a bunch of frozen merch.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (11 November 2019 - 09:45 PM)

Although that does spark an idea for me. In a new continuity, Censere the Necrobot could be the herald Cityspeaker for Quintessa the Necrotitan just to play on their monikers utilizing Greek for dead, nekrós.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (11 November 2019 - 09:26 PM)

I hate to burst your bubble, Maximus Ambus, but 90% of things said in IDW turned out to be amnesiac half-rememberings courtesy of Adaptus or outright lies courtesy of Shockwave.

@  Jenny : (11 November 2019 - 08:54 AM)

The toy's designed to look like Wipe-Out, anyway.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 November 2019 - 08:14 AM)

Didn't they try to retcon that into a figure of speech because that connection went against everybody else's long-term plans?

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 November 2019 - 03:53 AM)

There's still some connection given Trypticon was created by Mortilus.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 November 2019 - 12:12 AM)

Yeah that toy doesn't exactly look like Necrobot.

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 08:24 PM)

But.... it's just "Necro" not "Necrobot".

@  TheMightyMol... : (10 November 2019 - 05:10 PM)

But why does the God of Death need a giant space kaiju? Wait, never mind, answered my own question.

@  Maximus Ambus : (10 November 2019 - 02:15 PM)

Yowza I just realised Titans Trypticon comes with Necro AKA Censere AKA Mortilus.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:15 PM)

I... think the best equivalent would actually be the British "There is room for improvement".

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:15 PM)

There's always a sense of irony to it, but what the ratio between irony (you really failed) and straightworwardness (at least you achieved something) is depends on the situation and the speaker.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:12 PM)

The meaning can be both literal (you succeed on one level but fail on another), or it can be utterly ironic (you fail in every regard but the most technical; or even worse, "you really gave your best"), and anything in between.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:10 PM)

For example: A singer can hit the notes really well, but clearly isn't a native speaker and what little of the lyrics you can make out sounds nothing like what it's supposed to be.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 November 2019 - 01:06 PM)

The premise seems to be the mixing of technical and aesthetic technical qualities towards the overall success.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 November 2019 - 01:05 PM)

But both "hollow victory" and pyrrhic victory" are referring to having lost as much as you've gained. IE; a battle was won but both armies were destroyed. The town being seiged is victorious, but all the soldiers are still dead. Nevermore's concept is more "You did it, but it's so ugly we don't know if you actually succeeded".

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 11:35 AM)

Alternately, one could probably also call it a "hollow victory".

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 11:35 AM)

Example: In the Powerpuff Girls episode "Uh Oh Dynamo", the monster-of-the-day was a really tough, giant-size one that required the use of a really destructive mech to defeat it. While the monster was ultimately beaten, the city of Townsville was utterly trashed by the mech's weapons in the process. So, while the city was saved from the monster, it was harmed even worse by the mech that saved it, making the victory bittersweet.

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 11:32 AM)

@Nevermore, sounds to me like what one might call a "bittersweet victory". The goal was met, but at great cost or by disastrous result that call into question if the achieved goal could even be called a success.

@  Arvegtor : (10 November 2019 - 09:40 AM)

Seems to be close enough to "Pyrrhic victory"

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 November 2019 - 09:37 AM)

What do you get from putting the German term through a translator?

@  wonko the sane? : (10 November 2019 - 08:57 AM)

That is a ridiculously interesting concept. But I don't think english has a singular term for what you're describing.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 08:28 AM)

Is there an English equivalent for what we Germans call "deductions in the B rating"? Context: Someone did something and suceeded on a technical level (as in, achieved the intended goal), but failed to some degree in the details, i.e. there was some collateral damage, or while a technical success, the end result is an aestetic failure. It can be used highly ironically, as in "barely achieved the intended goal, but failed so much in every aspect that's not purely technical that it might as well be considered an utter failure altogether." The German term is derived from the old judging syste in figure skating, which gave separate ratings for "technical merit" and "presentation", with the latter being the origin of the German term.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (10 November 2019 - 02:32 AM)

Huh. I did not know before today that "medieval" had an alternate spelling "mediaeval". Like "paleontology" and "palaeontology".

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 November 2019 - 04:15 PM)

'Beast Wars in underrated' the comment went. I exploded.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (09 November 2019 - 02:19 PM)

Absolutely.

@  wonko the sane? : (09 November 2019 - 02:14 PM)

So... you can look like a cop from the 70's AND a huge nerd at the same time?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (09 November 2019 - 02:09 PM)

I feel like the best way to carry the Switch would be an under-arm torso holster.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (09 November 2019 - 12:31 PM)

It's not. hell. If the 3DS zelda case just stretched a LITTLE more it would fit.

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 November 2019 - 03:38 AM)

I feel like the Switch Lite is a bit big to have hanging on your belt like that, but I don't take my Switch out with me often anyway.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (09 November 2019 - 01:13 AM)

I must be the only one who wants a switch lite case with a belt loop. o.O

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 November 2019 - 03:03 PM)

I'm gonna have "Chainsaw Buffet" and "Candy For the Cannibal" by Lordi playing in my head all night.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 November 2019 - 12:36 PM)

Trick or treaters can only consent to cannibalism in Germania.

@  Sabrblade : (07 November 2019 - 12:12 PM)

Hey, if the trick or treaters can't take some loving insults, that's their problem.

@  Arazyr : (07 November 2019 - 11:39 AM)

Just make sure to put the leftovers in the fridge, so they don't get spoiled.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 November 2019 - 11:10 AM)

I love children... but I can never eat a whole one.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 November 2019 - 09:52 AM)

I can neither confirm nor deny this allegation.

@  Paladin : (07 November 2019 - 09:46 AM)

...you don't roast the trick or treaters, do you....

@  wonko the sane? : (07 November 2019 - 09:38 AM)

A cold beer, a warm fire, some smores and trick or treaters... Man, you got this life thing down.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 November 2019 - 09:37 AM)

That actually sounds pretty awesome.


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#381 Fero McPigletron

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Posted 04 April 2019 - 06:54 AM

Ethan Van Sciver? The Green Lantern artist? Aw man, I liked his work :/

Checking wiki and, yeah, Captain Marvel is over 1 billion.

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Posted 04 April 2019 - 07:55 AM


Yeah, he's all around terrible nazi scumbag and has been for awhile.

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Posted 04 April 2019 - 08:09 AM

I never disliked his work, but I also don’t think the art world has lost a giant or anything.

It’s not like Bill Sienkiewicz became a psycho piece of garbage. THAT would hurt.

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Posted 04 April 2019 - 08:36 AM

I liked the movie. Thor 1 quality - not Thor 3 quality... but I had some yuks and some plucked heartstrings so it gets a  :thumbsup



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Posted 04 April 2019 - 08:47 AM

After their WIDELY-SUCCESSFUL boycott, the comicgators have now apparently moved on to... buying Captain Marvel action figures in order to decapitate them.

 

https://twitter.com/...624878597443584

 

Jokes on them.  The toy companies don't care cause they've got your money now Comicgators.

 

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Posted 04 April 2019 - 11:03 AM

After their WIDELY-SUCCESSFUL boycott, the comicgators have now apparently moved on to... buying Captain Marvel action figures in order to decapitate them.

 

https://twitter.com/...624878597443584

 

That is intensely disturbing and should absolutely cost him any job in the comic market.  What the hell is wrong with that guy?


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Posted 04 April 2019 - 12:08 PM

Saw this on Monday, and am finally getting around to sharing my thoughts.

 

I liked it. I was entertained, and that was the important thing. I do, however, think they went a little too far with "Just a Girl" - that was unnecessary.

 

So, less than a month to Endgame. Who's looking forward to seeing Carol take on Thanos?


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Posted 04 April 2019 - 12:34 PM

Who are the only ones who can go toe to toe now? Carol and Thor? Maybe Hulk and Iron Man (in a new suit)

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Posted 04 April 2019 - 01:26 PM

SPOILERS!

They drag Thanos back to WWII where he gets his ass beat by Agent Carter.
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Posted 04 April 2019 - 04:30 PM

So, less than a month to Endgame. Who's looking forward to seeing Carol take on Thanos?

 

only if opens a can of hurt on her

 

and before anyone goes feminist on me, i said this in the endgame thread:

 

 

if captain marvel swoops in and is the one that ends thanos, im gonna be REALLY disappointed. it should be one of the originals and has earned the victory.

 

think of it this way-if you were playing a game for hours upon hours, doing all the hard work to get through it, only to come to the end boss only to have some character you didnt even know was in the game comes in and finishes it off for you, you wouldnt be happy. you did all the work, put in all that time, only to have someone else pretty much finish it for you. you wouldnt be happy. thats how ill feel if this happens

 

they can fight til the cows come home, just dont give her the final victory. she hasnt earned it


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Posted 05 April 2019 - 01:29 AM

We don't know what Captain Marvel was doing in outer space. She might have been saving alien civilisations from further cullings from Thanos. She was active much earlier than the Guardians. She might have made a name for earthlings out there. Perhaps if it gets shown. It'll be retroactive but who knows?

But if it was one of the folks with the biggest mad on for Thanos giving the final blow, I'd rather not have it be Peter Quill (for killing Gamora) or Scarlet Witch (for killing Vision). I think I'm fine with Thor (for killing Loki). Iron Man, eh (unless Thanos crushes Pepper right in front of him). Cap doesn't have a stake in it.

Edited by Fero McPigletron, 05 April 2019 - 01:30 AM.

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Posted 05 April 2019 - 07:32 AM

It totally has to be Squirrel Girl... 



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Posted 05 April 2019 - 05:29 PM

Cap doesn't have a stake in it? Whut??
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Posted 06 April 2019 - 07:38 AM

At the end of GOTG2, Nebula flat out stated she's going to help the universe by killing Thanos.  That needs to pay off in some form, and hopefully not just by her "being on the team."


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Posted 06 April 2019 - 11:08 AM


Honestly if I had to pick any character to finish him off it's still Gamora.

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Posted 06 April 2019 - 11:52 AM

I'm fine with Nebula dealing the killing blow.


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Posted 06 April 2019 - 02:57 PM

Yeah, Nebula needs to do it.

I could also see her dying attempting to do so.

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Posted 06 April 2019 - 08:02 PM

I finally got around to seeing itit was alright. I just wish they could tell the story when it actually starts and not drop us in the middle of something only to use a convoluted sequence of events to explain in patches what happened prior to the opening scenes. Oh and Furys eye was kind of stupid. Id rather not know than have them just make it a joke.


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Posted 06 April 2019 - 09:13 PM

I finally got around to seeing itit was alright. I just wish they could tell the story when it actually starts and not drop us in the middle of something only to use a convoluted sequence of events to explain in patches what happened prior to the opening scenes. Oh and Furys eye was kind of stupid. Id rather not know than have them just make it a joke.
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Posted 06 April 2019 - 09:27 PM

On or off? Because it was already on.



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