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@  Otaku : (23 May 2018 - 01:18 PM)

@unluckiness I believe you are correct, but I didn't feel like looking it up so I didn't want to mention it. If that is the case, it isn't "capitalism" anyway. Maybe crapitalism (crony capitalism).

@  unluckiness : (23 May 2018 - 08:46 AM)

Like richard said, it's not inherently less healthy than table sugar. It's unhealthy in how it's in everything, leading to increased calorie intake that we don't even realize.

@  unluckiness : (23 May 2018 - 08:43 AM)

Also you try organizing a boycott of Coca frigging cola and see how far you get. Not to mention all the other processed foods that also make use of it that aren't as notorious for it

@  unluckiness : (23 May 2018 - 08:42 AM)

I believe the US government subsidizes corn farmers to such a degree that corn is stupidly cheap, making corporations lean towards it far more

@  Otaku : (23 May 2018 - 08:41 AM)

@SHIELD Agent 47 If HFCS was "caused" by capitalism, all it takes to solve it is people NOT buying it. As is, products that use actual sugar and countless alternative sweeteners are available. At least for big brands like Coca-Cola. ;)

@  unluckiness : (23 May 2018 - 08:40 AM)

And if doing so means that eventually is longer and less filled with complications, well, that junk food had better be the best junk ever

@  Otaku : (23 May 2018 - 08:39 AM)

@Paladin Quality of life. So many things I enjoyed as a kid have caused (or at least aggravated) health issues later in life. By later, I mean it started in my mid-20's. XP

@  unluckiness : (23 May 2018 - 08:39 AM)

THere's a difference between having some and constantly stuffing your face with calories.

@  Paladin : (23 May 2018 - 08:33 AM)

we all die eventually. why not enjoy the stuff that tastes good in the time we have?

@  unluckiness : (23 May 2018 - 08:26 AM)

HFCS is never good for you any way. It's nothing but monosaccharides basically

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (22 May 2018 - 11:32 PM)

*sigh* Wouldn't be that much of a problem if not for Western capitalism.

@  RichardT1977 : (22 May 2018 - 05:45 PM)

The only thing that makes HFCS more unhealthy than sugar is its lower cost.

@  Telly : (22 May 2018 - 03:20 PM)

looking at a video review and seeing all the tiny parts makes me think twice about it anyway

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 May 2018 - 03:04 PM)

You should probably ask in the Gundam thread.

@  Telly : (22 May 2018 - 02:52 PM)

is this any good? i dont know about gundam models but want a good zaku https://www.amazon.c...0C7D2WQ09A9A9MZ

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 May 2018 - 12:33 PM)

Dammit, and I was just about to hook up this Coke IV directly to my bloodstream, too. Killjoy :p

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (22 May 2018 - 12:28 PM)

Recommendation: if you're going to fill your body up with junk food, try real sugar instead of HFCS.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 May 2018 - 12:10 PM)

Not so much that it's worth the extra money to buy it in glass bottles all the time (I think the most you can get is a 6-pack of Coke in glass bottles around here, and it's signifcantly more expensive than 6 plastic), but every once in a while it's nice to drink from an old-fashioned bottle

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 May 2018 - 12:08 PM)

Personally, I find they also tend to taste better out of a glass bottle compared to the plastic ones used most of the time

@  wonko the sane? : (22 May 2018 - 11:27 AM)

None that I know of, but it's a neat fact. Sodas in glass bottles stay carbonated.

@  Paladin : (22 May 2018 - 11:00 AM)

what vending machines still use glass???

@  wonko the sane? : (22 May 2018 - 10:54 AM)

And it won't lose carbonation if it's a properly sealed glass bottle.

@  Steevy Maximus : (22 May 2018 - 10:51 AM)

The drink is safe to drink for a good while after, the expiration date seems to apply to how "good" it will be. Usually the carbonation gives out before anything starts growing or it becomes unsafe to consume

@  Paladin : (22 May 2018 - 10:31 AM)

out of curiosity, how solid are the expiration dates on soft drinks?

@  Steevy Maximus : (22 May 2018 - 10:25 AM)

Sure does feel like they are shoring themselves up against losing a significant source of revenue...

@  Steevy Maximus : (22 May 2018 - 10:25 AM)

So I guess Hasbro is going to be making Overwatch toys now

@  Otaku : (19 May 2018 - 02:17 PM)

@TM2-Megatron Yeah, it is like @TheMightyMollusk says. The catch is that usually means they can contain beef, and I confirmed it by pushing my luck. XD So... yeah, if going to the theater was about watching the film, it might be worth potentially resting on the balls of my feet while technically sitting in the chair, but put it all together... and I just wait to watch it at home. Oh, and ticket prices, always ticket prices.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 May 2018 - 10:24 AM)

woot woot! Korean barbeque for dinner!

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 May 2018 - 05:51 AM)

It's meat scraps. Whatever's left over from cutting up the more choice cuts.

@  TM2-Megatron : (18 May 2018 - 11:26 PM)

Well, the hot dogs Cineplex has (pretty much our only big theatre chain) around here are quite good, but I have no idea of the composition, and honestly, it's probably better that way.

@  Otaku : (18 May 2018 - 10:01 PM)

@TM2-Megatron In my case, shouldn't risk the hot dogs, either. Maybe if they are guaranteed to contain NO beef (can't digest it anymore >_<).

@  Waspinator : (18 May 2018 - 08:12 PM)

Semper ubi sub ubi

@  Nevermore : (18 May 2018 - 01:18 PM)

Then classmate, I mean.

@  Nevermore : (18 May 2018 - 01:18 PM)

A classmate of mine once did one: Asked for the English term for [underpants], he replied "underground trousers".

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (18 May 2018 - 10:10 AM)

Urkomisch!

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (18 May 2018 - 10:10 AM)

@Nevermore First time I have ever heard of this, but it sounds awesome!

@  Arazyr : (18 May 2018 - 08:39 AM)

We did that amongst ourselves in German class in college. We just called it "Germish", though.

@  Shrug : (18 May 2018 - 07:01 AM)

Nevermore, you've peaked my interest and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter

@  Nevermore : (18 May 2018 - 04:04 AM)

The term itself is an example: "English for Runaways" is supposed to mean "English for advanced speakers".

@  Nevermore : (18 May 2018 - 04:03 AM)

Think of it as the German variety of Engrish, only done completely on purpose for maximum hilarity. The target audience are bilingual German native speakers who a) understand the intended meaning and b) realize the absurdness of the end result.

@  Nevermore : (18 May 2018 - 04:02 AM)

It's basically the official unofficial term for deliberate mistranslations between German and English, done for the lulz.

@  Nevermore : (18 May 2018 - 04:01 AM)

Has anyone ever heard of the term "English for Runaways"?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 May 2018 - 01:13 AM)

Okay... Seriously.. The Mystic Knights need a DVD release already.. I keep seeing them pop up in the most random of places.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (18 May 2018 - 01:03 AM)

Unfortunately no Squidkids at Sea World so no splat zones. Now that would have been a good brand deal to advertise in the park, and would have made more brand sense than friggin' Mystic Knights of Tir Na Nog.

@  Paladin : (17 May 2018 - 07:52 PM)

i think that's where the orcas jump & land on the trainers in protest to their horrible treatment

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 May 2018 - 06:53 PM)

Splat zones? ;)

@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 May 2018 - 05:05 PM)

It was wet from gallons of salt water. Splash zones, man.

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 May 2018 - 04:46 PM)

Only if you're classy.

@  Paladin : (17 May 2018 - 04:42 PM)

do you serve orca meat with butter?

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 May 2018 - 03:57 PM)

I hope it was wet from butter


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Archie gets sued over Sonic OCs AGAIN


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#41 ZakuConvoy

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Posted 17 January 2017 - 10:30 PM

LOL.  It was just a joke.  Mind you I had been saving that one since it happened...

 

I think I only had a dozen or so posts, anyway.  No hard feelings.

 

 

 

EDIT: And, um...we might've jumped the gun?

 

https://www.sonicsta...kely-cancelled/

 

Now the rep is saying the subscriptions were just temporarily offline.  Don't know what to think now.


Edited by ZakuConvoy, 17 January 2017 - 10:48 PM.


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Posted 17 January 2017 - 11:03 PM

Well if it does happen hopefully SEGA will license it out to someone else.... Like maybe IDW. They have had some good luck since Nickelodeon gave them the TMNT license, but even if Archie allows their old material to be used I'm sure they would be under the same current restrictions on the older material as well. But most likely we'd start from ground zero and most likely lose the SATA.M. characters. :(


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Posted 18 January 2017 - 01:57 AM

As long as Ian and Yardley are still around.

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#44 Tyranno

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Posted 23 January 2017 - 01:11 PM

New solicits came out.

 

Comic's not cancelled.

 

Praise Ian.


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Posted 23 January 2017 - 04:32 PM

(Well, not YET, at least...)

#46 Tyranno

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Posted 23 January 2017 - 04:52 PM

The fear was that they were immediately halting production.

 

Soliciting issues months away goes against that.


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Posted 24 January 2017 - 04:13 PM

Immediately? Never thought that was the case myself. But stopping subscriptions would cause the concern for the future past what was known. Though I can't say April's Sonic solicits have me really hyped to buy either issue.


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Posted 24 January 2017 - 04:19 PM

Look, ANYTHING'S going to struggle to follow up a Sonic & Antoine issue and a Bunnie & Blaze issue.

Though... who's left after this? Tails and Rotor?



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Posted 31 January 2017 - 10:07 AM

 

As far as I understand it...they actually do own these characters.  From what little I remember reading about this, Archie never actually had any of these writers sign a work-for-hire contract.  Without that, technically all these comic-only characters from that era are the rightful property of their creators...unless they are deemed derivative.  Of course, somehow, "evil Sonic" was deemed not derivative and I guess Penders has a right to him, so who even knows.
 
Common sense and legal right are often in direct conflict with each other.
 
Of course, if this gets the comic killed off...or even if they decide to make the Mega Drive books the new "real" continuity...I'm going to be mad.  Ian just got done trying to rebuild this universe, it be a shame to let all that just be a waste.


They did have them sign work-for-hire contracts. It's just that those contracts were thrown out by a warehouse worker while in storage, and the photocopies that Archie has aren't eligible in court.

 

 

IIRC, they claimed the contracts were lost in a fire.

 

Also, surprised this got its own thread. Was the topic in danger of getting lost in all the posts the other one gets each day? ;P

 

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Posted 23 February 2017 - 03:41 PM

Sorta an update?  Maybe?  Archie Comics' solicits for May are out, but no Sonic comics:

 

http://majorspoilers...omics-may-2017/

 

Mind you, they also don't have any of their Red Circle superhero stuff or horror series on there either, so maybe they're just taking a month off.  Or maybe these solicitations are incomplete, but I don't think so.   And the Sonic comics are usually pretty reliable for coming out monthly, usually.



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Posted 23 February 2017 - 09:52 PM

Between the cancellation of the FCBD comic and this. Things aren't looking up
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#52 Tyranno

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Posted 23 February 2017 - 10:23 PM

Sorta an update?  Maybe?  Archie Comics' solicits for May are out, but no Sonic comics:

 

http://majorspoilers...omics-may-2017/

 

Mind you, they also don't have any of their Red Circle superhero stuff or horror series on there either, so maybe they're just taking a month off.  Or maybe these solicitations are incomplete, but I don't think so.   And the Sonic comics are usually pretty reliable for coming out monthly, usually.

 

This happened when the comic's release was delayed before. This happened last year.

 

Just keep that in mind.


Edited by Razorsaw, 23 February 2017 - 10:23 PM.

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The need for accommodation isnít a ďspecial needĒ. Itís a basic human right. Itís a leveling of the playing field that allows us the same opportunities and chances as non-disabled people."


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Posted 07 March 2017 - 11:26 AM

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Posted 08 March 2017 - 06:02 PM

Whut?

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Posted 08 March 2017 - 08:55 PM

"ORIGINAL CHARACTER, DO NOT STEAL" is a meme commonly associated with Sonic "original characters," or OCs, who are often just recolors of existing characters. It mutated into "DONUT STEEL" because the internet has a deep love for horrible puns.

 

Anyway, what's going on is that people who have actually officially worked on Sonic are claiming Sega stole the characters that they made for Sega. It's why they retconned so many of the old cast out of the comic - Ken Penders claimed the characters he created to be his own, so he sued Archie. Archie couldn't find the rights to the characters they owned - they claim that they burnt the documents accidentally. And thus Penders got his mitts on all the echidna characters like Julie-Su and Enerjak, and used thim in his own horrible comics.


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#56 Confuzor

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 06:53 PM

Yeah I know. It was just the Donut Steel pun that confuzed me.

#57 Tyranno

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 07:08 PM

"ORIGINAL CHARACTER, DO NOT STEAL" is a meme commonly associated with Sonic "original characters," or OCs, who are often just recolors of existing characters. It mutated into "DONUT STEEL" because the internet has a deep love for horrible puns.

 

Anyway, what's going on is that people who have actually officially worked on Sonic are claiming Sega stole the characters that they made for Sega. It's why they retconned so many of the old cast out of the comic - Ken Penders claimed the characters he created to be his own, so he sued Archie. Archie couldn't find the rights to the characters they owned - they claim that they burnt the documents accidentally. And thus Penders got his mitts on all the echidna characters like Julie-Su and Enerjak, and used thim in his own horrible comics.

 

Ken Penders never sued Archie. He sued Sega and Activision for "Sonic Chronicles" allegedly infringing on his copyright, and Archie in turn sued HIM.


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Posted 09 March 2017 - 09:19 PM

As a general comment, I've long felt the guiding rule for Sonic fan characters should be "How would this character handle in a game?".

 

If people could use that going forward, we'd see less 'hedgehog head on a human body' designs going forward.



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Posted 10 March 2017 - 03:04 AM


I think that may miss the point of most Sonic OCs...


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#60 Daith

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Posted 31 March 2017 - 07:49 PM

Well another month and still no sign of Sonic comics in the Archie June solicitations. I'm not liking this.


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