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@  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.

@  MEDdMI : (07 November 2019 - 08:59 AM)

we'll move to the open garage if it's raining

@  MEDdMI : (07 November 2019 - 08:58 AM)

every Halloween since we got a house, TMM and I chill in the driveway with a fire bowl and roast things while handing out candy. It's pretty great.

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 November 2019 - 03:42 AM)

Peter Cullen voiced King Kong let that sink in.

@  TM2-Megatron : (06 November 2019 - 11:42 PM)

I've noticed that after a year or two, though, people with children will start getting into it for their kids

@  TM2-Megatron : (06 November 2019 - 11:41 PM)

I think a lot of the decline you see in Halloween is due to newcomers to Canada who don't really get it... I mean,there are only a handful of countries in the world that practice this particular oddity

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (06 November 2019 - 12:29 PM)

I recently attended a talk on Samhain and its associated mythology by a professor from Limerick.

@  Otaku : (06 November 2019 - 11:49 AM)

Trunk or Treats have become more popular because it is supposed to be safer, and even if it isn't, it just tends to be easier for the Trick-or-Treaters.

@  wonko the sane? : (06 November 2019 - 11:00 AM)

That's okay: between ever more extreme weather, ever more violent society, and general paranoia of parents: halloweens not doing to well out here either.

@  Anonymous X : (06 November 2019 - 09:30 AM)

We used to have Bonfire Night here in the UK as our thing instead of Halloween... It's withered away for the most part. Halloween used to be the strange American tradition you knew of from ET or various cartoons

@  TheMightyMol... : (06 November 2019 - 06:33 AM)

So that's why I never get invited anywhere.

@  Otaku : (05 November 2019 - 12:36 PM)

@Bass X0 Are we talking about the quality of the costumes or their subject matter?  The former is a natural result of cosplay growing less and less niche over the decades.  The latter isn't new; mass produced stuff is at least as old as you or I and are we sure no one dressed as a cowboy or astronaut or whatever in the 1950's?  Monsters weren't allowed at certain parties, strange as it sounds. XP

@  Benbot : (05 November 2019 - 12:23 PM)

is the quick reply broken for anyone else or is it just me?

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Announcement! TF Roll Out Short Gotta Go Fast! Storyboard in the works! Green lit Real Soon.


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#61 Paladin

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 12:32 PM

And now we have directors.

 

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 12:38 PM

Another interesting choice by Marvel, a writer/director team who have spent a decent amount of time in television recently. "Half Nelson" was a great, quiet, slice of life film and both “The Affair” and “Billions" seem to have found a decent amount of success. I haven't seen "Mississippi Grind", but I'll heave to check it out now.


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Posted 22 July 2017 - 08:34 PM

Captain Marvel will feature the MCU's first ever appearance of THE SKRULLS. 

 

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Posted 22 July 2017 - 09:49 PM

Bury the lede on that one.  Cap's gonna be set in the 90's


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Posted 22 July 2017 - 10:02 PM

I'm geeking out over this taking place in the 90s. It was just a week ago that I was opining loudly about how I'd love but we'd never see a movie set before Iron Man.

 

No matter how many cameos and references they stick in there, it won't be enough for me. "Hank Pym, great! Now where's Peggy Carter? Phil Coulson's back, super. Now show me who Bucky was killing at this time."


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Posted 22 July 2017 - 11:25 PM

For some reason, it annoys me that all X-Men movies have to be period pieces now, that feels completely arbitrary, but I love when Marvel Studios plays around in the MCU's timeline.  Helped along by that crazy de-aging CGI, they've managed to cover more than a half-century's worth of stories in under ten years, with each piece forming an important foundation for what's ahead.



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Posted 23 July 2017 - 12:05 AM

I wish Marvel would play around with time even more than they already do. I'm still annoyed Dr. Strange didn't start a few years earlier than it did.


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Posted 23 July 2017 - 08:06 AM

Costume got shown too:

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Posted 23 July 2017 - 01:28 PM

Fully unmasked face and no stupid Mowhawk?

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Posted 23 July 2017 - 02:32 PM

And not a leotard?  We sure this is set in the 90s?


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Posted 23 July 2017 - 06:37 PM

Going to be rrrrrrrrrreeeally interesting to see how (and why!) this 90s thing plays out. So odd. 

 

(Like, I just hope it doesn't end up being an impediment to her appearing in "current" movies. Presumably they're not that stupid and it will all work out, but it's bizarre.)


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Posted 24 July 2017 - 06:47 AM

Going to be rrrrrrrrrreeeally interesting to see how (and why!) this 90s thing plays out. So odd. 

 

(Like, I just hope it doesn't end up being an impediment to her appearing in "current" movies. Presumably they're not that stupid and it will all work out, but it's bizarre.)

 

There was speculation that she'd show up before her own movie.  If so, this allows them to have her show up already powered and then have her origin story later.


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Posted 24 July 2017 - 04:06 PM

One wonders how they deal with a 20-30 year age difference though. And yes, superheroes, so not difficult, but possibly stupid or annoying.

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Posted 24 July 2017 - 04:51 PM

Theory- 

 

by the end of the movie, Carol isn't on Earth but in Kree space (or somewhere in GOTG-verse). That would explain why nobody has mentioned a "Captain Marvel" before now & why she hasn't taken place in any of the previous films. 

 

Then, by the time of "Infinity War" she gets back & joins up with everyone. 


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Posted 24 July 2017 - 05:01 PM

I'll see that and raise you an element of time-suspension, to explain why Carol looks the same between both movies.


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Posted 24 July 2017 - 05:08 PM

The better question is, what kind of 90s' music will they fill the soundtrack with??? 


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Posted 24 July 2017 - 05:09 PM

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Posted 24 July 2017 - 07:25 PM

Theory- 

 

by the end of the movie, Carol isn't on Earth but in Kree space (or somewhere in GOTG-verse). That would explain why nobody has mentioned a "Captain Marvel" before now & why she hasn't taken place in any of the previous films. 

 

Then, by the time of "Infinity War" she gets back & joins up with everyone. 

 

 

I'll see that and raise you an element of time-suspension, to explain why Carol looks the same between both movies.

 

Alternatively, she got zapped somewhere after receiving her powers, and she's been going really fast to get back to Earth. As a result of time dilation, she's hardly aged while twenty-some-odd years have gone by for everyone else.

 

What? That's real world science, it's not impossible.


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Posted 25 July 2017 - 12:53 AM

Or Kree DNA has slowed her aging process.


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Posted 25 July 2017 - 01:07 AM

Or Kree DNA has slowed her aging process.

 

The problem with that explanation is...to put it delicately...it's not gonna hold water come Captain Marvel 3.


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