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@  Liege : (20 September 2019 - 12:05 PM)

Any sightings of Ratchet at U.S. Walgreens yet? A couple of stores around me have recently restocked their toy aisles but no Ratchets yet at those ones.

@  Nevermore : (20 September 2019 - 03:54 AM)

You don't even hear a hint of an accent, and she only very rarely chooses some odd wording where she probably wasn't familiar with the more appropriate alternative due to its relative obscurity.

@  Nevermore : (20 September 2019 - 03:41 AM)

Just watched what's possibly the most relaxed interview ever of a German Youtuber interviewing Zazie while walking around Berlin. Turns out she was born in Berlin and spent quite some time in Germany.

@  Nevermore : (20 September 2019 - 03:39 AM)

Actors and actresses I had no idea speak fluent German, part 4.231: Zazie Beetz from Deadpool 2.

@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 02:14 PM)

It's too bad it's like this because some of what they're doing with tiny cars is pretty cool, but I'm not willing to sign up for that f-ing hassle.

@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 02:13 PM)

At this point I'm trying to decide how much of a markup I'm willing to pay some scalper scum or if I should just say to hell with it.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (18 September 2019 - 02:11 PM)

That is pretty much the constant story with Hot Wheels. Anything you might actually want has most likely been picked clean and marked up.

@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 02:02 PM)

I've been watching some Youtube Hot Wheels videos out of boredom and discovered there exists a new car that just came out maybe a month ago that looks just like one I had when I was little, and I've been looking around hoping to get it. Slim picking everywhere, but online there are a slew of sellers asking for 3 and 4x the retail price, plus a hefty shipping markup.

@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 01:59 PM)

Oh, that explains the problem I've encountered with finding one little car

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 September 2019 - 01:31 PM)

Oh boy. I work at Target, and literally every single morning, there are two or three guys outside who make a beeline straight to the Hot Wheels.

@  Steevy Maximus : (18 September 2019 - 01:00 PM)

Hot Wheels

@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 12:25 PM)

Which collecting community has the worst scalpers?

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 September 2019 - 09:55 PM)

I've never read the source material and don't know much about it, but I enjoyed the first film quite a bit, and found the second alright

@  Sabrblade : (17 September 2019 - 09:49 PM)

The first movie was definitely not for me. I flat out hated it. Didn't even bother with the sequel.

@  Maruten : (17 September 2019 - 05:02 PM)

I liked the first movie a lot and enjoyed the original volume of the book, and the way they were developed in parallel was really interesting. It all got super extra unpleasant as soon as they went back though. I don't remember really whether the initial sequels are "good" or not, but either way both the second movie and the second run of the book quickly demonstrated that the property sure wasn't for me.

@  Paladin : (17 September 2019 - 04:45 PM)

i have a real hard time offering praise of anything connected to an utter shitstain like Mark Millar.

@  Rycochet : (17 September 2019 - 01:23 PM)

Kick Ass 2 was okay for what it was, a sequel to a film that was okay, just okay. It had a good performance from Nic Cage while the sequel had Jim Carrey who decided he didn't want to promote it after one of america's regularly scheduled massacres.

@  Benbot : (17 September 2019 - 12:20 PM)

Was Kick Ass 2 really that bad? I never got around to seeing it, but after watching the first movie again the other day, I'm thinking about it.

@  wonko the sane? : (13 September 2019 - 01:54 PM)

Why do you feel a need to label yourself for doing something harmless?

@  Telly : (13 September 2019 - 11:10 AM)

thats more than i look at on reddit

@  Benbot : (13 September 2019 - 10:49 AM)

am I a basic bitch for only browsing the front page of Reddit?

@  Shrug : (12 September 2019 - 12:26 PM)

I managed to find about 2/3s of my goal Sega Genesis collection before the last price bump

@  Anonymous X : (12 September 2019 - 11:11 AM)

So relieved that I picked up most of my NTSC GameCube collection in 2010/11 before prices on the secondary market went bezerk...

@  unluckiness : (12 September 2019 - 12:54 AM)

I have fond memories of it since it was the last console Mario Kart that didn't have the ridiculous pre-race cart assembly

@  TM2-Megatron : (11 September 2019 - 10:26 PM)

Like many Gamecube games, underrated

@  unluckiness : (11 September 2019 - 09:24 AM)

Double Dash is great. Just watch out for blue shells

@  Bass X0 : (11 September 2019 - 07:43 AM)

I used a double dash on my mobile. The chat didn’t like it.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 September 2019 - 04:17 AM)

The mobile version of the site chokes on certain characters, I think.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 September 2019 - 04:10 AM)

what's with that punctuation anyway

@  Nevermore : (11 September 2019 - 03:20 AM)

Now where did that come from, Bass X0?

@  Bass X0 : (11 September 2019 - 01:52 AM)

Politics and Religion — tools of foul play!

@  TM2-Megatron : (10 September 2019 - 11:10 PM)

If you owe, you're expected to actually pay it at the time you file, before they even process your return

@  TM2-Megatron : (10 September 2019 - 11:10 PM)

If you file electronically, I find you usually get your refund within a couple weeks

@  Nevermore : (10 September 2019 - 06:22 PM)

Well, lucky it took less than two months for me. For a little over 200 Euros.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 September 2019 - 06:11 PM)

Pretty much, yeah. Canada revenue will be all up your ass if you earn less than 200K and owe tax, but your refund is basically "duke nukem forever".

@  Nevermore : (10 September 2019 - 05:34 PM)

Whereas if you overpaid and they have to refund you, they will take their sweet time to let you know.

@  Nevermore : (10 September 2019 - 05:34 PM)

Like, here in Germany, if the tax authority responds to your tax report quickly, you can rest assured they want more money.

@  Nevermore : (10 September 2019 - 05:33 PM)

Do tax authorities in other countries base their time to respond to filed tax reports on whether they owe or are owed as well?

@  wonko the sane? : (10 September 2019 - 11:13 AM)

Check what the requirements are for your cad program, and try to beat them by about 20%, and understand that software requirements have been stable for a few years: not really keeping up with the advancements in hardware. Unless you're doing something SPECIFIC which requires ludicrous amounts of power, just give your self a cushion on hardware and don't bother going whole hog.

@  Benbot : (10 September 2019 - 10:16 AM)

What I'm currently using is an i5 2018 Surface Laptop. My current desktop is all but dead. I think in the end affordability will win out over specs. I need to use CAD programs, but I'm a student, not a professional.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 September 2019 - 10:06 AM)

Okay. Whats the specs on the I7 and what are you currently using?

@  Benbot : (10 September 2019 - 09:23 AM)

fun and games

@  wonko the sane? : (09 September 2019 - 04:43 PM)

Depends entirely on what you use the computer for.

@  Steevy Maximus : (09 September 2019 - 11:52 AM)

Probably not

@  Benbot : (09 September 2019 - 09:39 AM)

Do I need an i7 on my new computer?

@  Nevermore : (08 September 2019 - 12:08 PM)

https://imgur.com/fkyjpza

@  Nevermore : (08 September 2019 - 12:07 PM)

Today's convention haul:

@  wonko the sane? : (08 September 2019 - 08:54 AM)

But it was Huuunnngrrrryyyy. What was I supposed to do?

@  MEDdMI : (08 September 2019 - 08:23 AM)

But did you feed any small fuzzy creatures after midnight?

@  wonko the sane? : (08 September 2019 - 06:32 AM)

Shouldn't be. I literally just built it. Not even three weeks ago even.


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#41 Broadside

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Posted 06 August 2016 - 04:43 PM

Yeah.

Ultimates when, though? (I'd settle for a Blue Marvel movie and Monica on the Avengers.)


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Posted 08 August 2016 - 06:35 PM

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Kay, she's won me over.



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Posted 08 August 2016 - 07:09 PM

Can we all just appreciate how fantastic it is that the most powerful hero in the MCU is going to be a woman? It's honestly one of the best choices Marvel's made, and they've made a hell of a lot of good choices with the MCU.

 

Well, I'm assuming Vision should be pretty competitive, power level-wise.  Although we all know he's going to get jobbed once Thanos shows up.

 

Wanda's no slouch on the power level department either.  I don't feel the MCU is particularly lacking in strong female characters at any rate.  Although I do kinda wish Gamora was given more to work with in Guardians.  Didn't really do much to exemplify her top-assassin status.  Hopefully Vol. 2 gives her more to do.  Also how Nebula and Mantis factor in to the heirarchy.


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Posted 09 August 2016 - 06:46 AM

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Kay, she's won me over.

Yeah that's from her own Twitter.  Very awesome.

 

 


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Posted 09 August 2016 - 08:10 AM

Probably a lot more fun that researching for "Room".


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Posted 09 August 2016 - 08:14 AM

This looks to be intriguing, and great.

So lomg as thry don't give the short hair look. Not a fan of that or the Mohawk.

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Posted 09 August 2016 - 10:00 AM

Ehhn. I was hoping they'd draw on some of the older issues, or maybe the current run; to me, Carol's "defining trait" is her anger issues and violent tendencies. That was there in the KSD run, but not as much as I would've liked.

Still, I prrrrobably shouldn't be surprised. And at least she's got something relevant to her role - apparently Evangeline Lily was given The Irredeemable Ant-Man to read.


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Posted 09 August 2016 - 11:26 AM

Ehhn. I was hoping they'd draw on some of the older issues, or maybe the current run; to me, Carol's "defining trait" is her anger issues and violent tendencies. That was there in the KSD run, but not as much as I would've liked.

 

That's the biggest problem that I have with creating a "Captain Marvel" film starring Carol Danvers is that Carol - this Captain Marvel - is the sum of years of stories, many of which defining what she has finally become today. I don't know how you can specifically create a story that includes her history without it being the same convoluted mess that her history. That is, without it having the same basic plot as the Green Lantern film.

 

Edit: oops, Danvers not Ferris.


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Posted 10 August 2016 - 06:50 AM

This looks to be intriguing, and great.

So lomg as thry don't give the short hair look. Not a fan of that or the Mohawk.

 

I'd be okay with short hair. It's professional, within regs for an Air Force officer, and long hair would be a liability in a close-quarters fight.


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Posted 11 August 2016 - 10:28 AM

So apparently the screenwriter is concerned about some elements of the characters history... because "her origin story is similar to Green Lantern." 

 

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Posted 11 August 2016 - 01:13 PM


It's such a weird comment. Nova sure, total Green Lantern rip. But Carol? I'm not seeing it much.

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Posted 11 August 2016 - 02:29 PM

Alien comes to Earth, transfers power to a human, dies.*

Which is the only way you can really do Carol's classic origin unless you want to have Mar-Vell operating as Captain Marvel before Carol.

*I mean, TECHNICALLY Mar-Vell's powers weren't transferred to Carol, it was unrelated Kree DNA, but...


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Posted 11 August 2016 - 03:25 PM

Its too bad there's not a concept of Kree DNA being in humans around the world introduced already that only takes the exposure to some sort of, I don't know, alien crystal to awaken said powers and could be used to introduce Carol here.  I mean that would take some sort of TV show about Agents of some sort of Shield on, I don't know, ABC or something.  It's too bad nothing like that exists in the MCU.

 

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Posted 11 August 2016 - 05:46 PM

It's such a weird comment. Nova sure, total Green Lantern rip. But Carol? I'm not seeing it much.

-ZacWilliam other than having aliens involved, shrug.

 

She's an air force pilot who gets her powers from an alien hero who later dies, leaving her to take up his name.

 

I mean, technically Mar-Vell didn't die until decades later, but you'd probably compress that for a movie.


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Posted 11 August 2016 - 07:43 PM

I don't know...

Alien Policeman crashes on Earth. Chooses a test pilot to take over his job and special weapon. Test pilot goes into space and becomes space policeman/hero.

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Alien invaders attack Earth. Air Force pilot trying to stop them gets caught in one of their machines exploding and comes out of it with genetically enhanced superpowers and kicks their butts.

I think it's pretty safely different.


-ZacWilliam, obviously you super downplay or leave out Mar-Vell all together as he's not pre-established in the MCU, but I don't see much similarity there.
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Posted 11 August 2016 - 07:58 PM

You're looking for the differences, not the similarities, which I outlined.

 

It's enough that I imagine Marvel wants to make it more unique.  More specifically I think they want to avoid going through the beats of the Green Lantern movie from 2011.


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Posted 11 August 2016 - 08:23 PM

The differences are her entire origin story, powers, and nature as a character.

The similarities are a few very tiny and easily left out superficial bits.

-ZacWilliam, you still have her entire original origin story if you leave every one of those "similarities" out

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Posted 12 August 2016 - 05:34 AM

it's likely the simple justification for whatever changes they want to make.

 

Not that it's necessarily a good or a bad thing either way.

 

Marvel is making a movie called Captain Marvel  I can understand them wanting this to be something special.



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Posted 12 August 2016 - 09:13 AM

The differences are her entire origin story, powers, and nature as a character.

The similarities are a few very tiny and easily left out superficial bits.

-ZacWilliam, you still have her entire original origin story if you leave every one of those "similarities" out

 

Well, the writer of said movie disagrees with you apparently.

 

So do I, but my opinion matters less than the person actually scripting the movie.


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Posted 17 August 2016 - 09:54 AM

 

You could pretty much exactly do the current version of her comic uniform and it wouldn't look out of place in MCU:

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The biggest question for me is going to be: "Where does the suit come from?" Is it something that she fashions, or is it somehow imbued upon her? If it's the latter, then it needs to look more alien, closer to something we'd see in Guardians than Avengers. Then again, a lot of Gunn's Gardians designs - specifically thinking of the Nova Corps - don't look very alien, so I don't know how you can show that.

 

 

Honestly? I'd be fine with her having been kidnapped by the ravagers ala Quill and given the powers before the movie started. We always have a precedent for alien abduction, might as well use it to save time.

 

It either that or *gasp* an agents of shield link where they find her in a Kree science lab.


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