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@  Rycochet : (11 July 2020 - 01:11 PM)

Hey you, get moving, it's not too far, you're looking good so come as you are. Hey you, you never know what you'll see, when it's through that door with the 73.

@  Rycochet : (11 July 2020 - 01:10 PM)

Hey you, get ready, get on your feet. Get into gear and hit the street.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 July 2020 - 12:46 PM)

I recall number 73 (old british show) discussing the Transformers movie and had the presenters trying to transform a few figures, one argued his deflated beach ball was a Transformer too.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (11 July 2020 - 08:03 AM)

And he's a big ball, but he's not the biggest ball of them all. (That'll be Pulse Unicron.)

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 July 2020 - 07:37 AM)

Trypticon so scared my Primus figure he turned into a ball.

@  ▲ndrusi : (09 July 2020 - 09:56 PM)

King Nine, however, will not return.

@  Bass X0 : (09 July 2020 - 05:05 PM)

Bass_X0 will return after these messages ^^^

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 July 2020 - 03:37 PM)

WHATAMIFIGHTINGFOOOOOOOOARRGH

@  -LittleAutob... : (09 July 2020 - 02:06 PM)

Okay?

@  Otaku : (09 July 2020 - 07:47 AM)

@TheMightyMollusk Ah, but the series itself has pronounced "Bass" both ways. ;)  Oh, 90s English Capcom video game voice acting...

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 July 2020 - 03:14 AM)

Looking at my Titan Returns collection I can see they realised they didn't have to paint the Titan Masters after wave one, lazy bums.

@  Maruten : (08 July 2020 - 09:13 PM)

No, I'm going with "fish".

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 July 2020 - 04:19 PM)

He stated that it's in reference to the Mega Man character, so it follows the series' tradition of music names.

@  Cybersnark : (08 July 2020 - 03:59 PM)

The real question is if it's "bass" as in music or "bass" as in the fish.

@  Otaku : (08 July 2020 - 01:27 PM)

Well, at least now I know how to pronounce @Bass X0 's screen name. ^^'  Rather, I think I'd just forgotten.  In my defense, it really does look like an emoticon or maybe just "decoration", which is what a lot of folks add to their screen names online.  Usually because someone has the name they really want. XD

@  ▲ndrusi : (08 July 2020 - 01:27 PM)

Extremely unimpressed with your idea that someone making a negative observation you don't like means they "got triggered."

@  NotVeryKnightly : (08 July 2020 - 11:16 AM)

You know somebody asked "And this would be in relation to... what exactly?"

@  Bass X0 : (08 July 2020 - 11:15 AM)

Its because someone got triggered over my random musings instead of just ignoring them. If I read one of your comments that is of no relevance or interest to me, I don't feel the need to say so.

@  -LittleAutob... : (08 July 2020 - 10:56 AM)

All this over someone's username lol

@  ▲ndrusi : (08 July 2020 - 08:34 AM)

Bazro.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (08 July 2020 - 06:34 AM)

It could be Bass 10-0

@  Nevermore : (08 July 2020 - 06:11 AM)

How do you pronounce yourself? "Bass Ex-O" or "Bass Ex-Zero"?

@  Bass X0 : (08 July 2020 - 03:23 AM)

I did almost go with Vile Bass X0, because Vile is cool too.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (07 July 2020 - 08:34 PM)

Bossk Saw

@  ▲ndrusi : (07 July 2020 - 04:16 PM)

Bass XD

@  Bass X0 : (07 July 2020 - 03:43 PM)

And its not Bass XO, its Bass X0, as in Bass, X and Zero from the Mega Man series.

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 July 2020 - 02:33 PM)

@Trpodeca :( :(

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 July 2020 - 02:32 PM)

Thats what a gray rock is? Then I'm not one.

@  Trpodeca : (07 July 2020 - 02:12 PM)

Man I just learnt about what seemed like a really cool show, only to realize it was a dream and it dosen't really exist.

@  Bass X0 : (07 July 2020 - 01:02 PM)

Just something I read that I wanted to share. I heard "gray rock" mentioned in a video, so I looked it up and that was the definition.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 July 2020 - 12:20 PM)

It's a fancy way of saying "Ignore annoying people".

@  NotVeryKnightly : (07 July 2020 - 12:15 PM)

Bass XO has a habit of pasting random drivel here as if doing so were profound.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 July 2020 - 11:30 AM)

And this would be in relation to... what exactly?

@  Bass X0 : (07 July 2020 - 11:25 AM)

"One strategy for dealing with a narcissist or sociopath is to act like a "gray rock," meaning that you become uninteresting and unresponsive. You don't feed their needs for drama or attention. You don't show emotion, say anything interesting, or disclose any personal information"

@  Nevermore : (06 July 2020 - 07:23 PM)

Oh wow. Studio Series Offroad Bumblebee is awesome. His articulation is amazing.

@  -LittleAutob... : (06 July 2020 - 11:18 AM)

Oof-

@  Maximus Ambus : (05 July 2020 - 01:10 AM)

I got Studio Series 39 Cogman yesterday and woke up to find he'd decapitated my titans returns figures.

@  wonko the sane? : (04 July 2020 - 10:19 PM)

If I had a sarcasm powered mouth.. ooohh waaaiiittt...

@  -LittleAutob... : (04 July 2020 - 05:01 PM)

Heh

@  Bass X0 : (04 July 2020 - 02:56 PM)

"If I had sarcasm-powered legs, I'd do a happy dance...!"

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 July 2020 - 02:39 PM)

The real clones were the friends we made along the way.

@  Maximus Ambus : (04 July 2020 - 01:47 PM)

So the Emperor in episodes 1 through 6 was a clone?

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 July 2020 - 10:47 AM)

(And the 0th anniversary of the last time I couldn't do math.)

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 July 2020 - 10:46 AM)

Today is the 24th anniversary of the day we fought off an alien invasion with the help of Will Smith.

@  Maximus Ambus : (04 July 2020 - 10:41 AM)

Oh the end of the Ottoman Empire of course.

@  -LittleAutob... : (04 July 2020 - 10:14 AM)

*ahem* 4th of July....

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 July 2020 - 08:14 AM)

Nothing of importance has happened before, and nothing of importance will happen again.

@  Maximus Ambus : (04 July 2020 - 08:12 AM)

Nothing of importance happened today.

@  Telly : (03 July 2020 - 09:54 PM)

i want a "i survived 'rona and all i got was this lousy t-shirt"

@  TheMightyMol... : (03 July 2020 - 03:42 PM)

Slogan for 2021: "I Lived, Bitch."


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#1 Maximus Ambus

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Posted 07 August 2016 - 01:54 PM

No spoilers in my post  EDIT: But we can post them with spoiler tags, this series has a years exclusivity with Netflix.

 

What an awesome series this was, I loved every minute of it and got a bit nostalgic for my childhood era. It conjured memories of my family getting our first VHS (and our first video was Watership Down) and of the first comic I subscribed to through the newsagents: Transformers.

 

Oh what the pit, here's a trailer.

 

 

First eight minutes:

 


Edited by Whirl Maximus, 07 August 2016 - 04:33 PM.

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Posted 07 August 2016 - 02:08 PM

the series is perfect. Everything is so well done.


A persistent predator is always alert!awake! focused! and Zzzz.....

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Posted 07 August 2016 - 04:08 PM

Only one thing disappointed me, but it's a spoiler.

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Posted 07 August 2016 - 04:18 PM

Spoiler

 

This show is

Pretty.

Good.

 

Seriously, it's captivating and mysterious. The kids are all terrific. This show calls to mind everything that was cool about 80's horror and replaces all of the terrible writing and acting of that era with drama that is very well composed and performed. I can't praise it enough.



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Posted 07 August 2016 - 05:36 PM

I've got two eps to go on this, loving it.

Its all a bit cliched imo, but I guess that's the point since its all referencing 80s shows and movies.

 

Seriously, it's captivating and mysterious. The kids are all terrific. This show calls to mind everything that was cool about 80's horror and replaces all of the terrible writing and acting of that era with drama that is very well composed and performed. I can't praise it enough.

Dammit I tried to quote you and it revealed the spoiler. :( At least its vague enough that I don't know the exact details.

It feels like a Steving King miniseries, but they were all pretty terrible weren't they? So yeh I agree its a great improvement on those.



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Posted 07 August 2016 - 06:07 PM

Aww, crap. This is a Calrissian-esque betrayal, isn't it? Sorry about that, man.

 

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If it helps, it's not at all relevant to the plot. Sometimes you scratch your head at the decision making of a few characters, but it's the kind of stuff good writers can use to drive a narrative.



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Posted 07 August 2016 - 07:38 PM

You slimy double crossing no good swindler 😂
Spoiler
Great show though.

Edited by BlitzwingHaz, 07 August 2016 - 07:41 PM.


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Posted 07 August 2016 - 08:37 PM


 
 
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Posted 07 August 2016 - 10:35 PM

Recommended to me by a friend but first and second ep was too slow for me. Then another friend said keep watching so watched third, fourth, fifth then finished it all.

It's good but, man, violence. I looked up an article interview with the creators and it answered all my questions about the deaths and choices and ending.

Edit - oh, I sometimes thought the main kid looked girly and the little girl looked boyish and they should switch, hahahahaha.

Edited by Fero McPigletron, 07 August 2016 - 10:37 PM.

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   TOY DRAMA THEATER!

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Episodes here


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Posted 07 August 2016 - 10:48 PM

why switch? don't enforce the binary Fero... remember there is a near-infinite line of measurable space between 0 and 1 ... these may be a pair of 0.5s ;)



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Posted 08 August 2016 - 01:40 PM

Spoiler

 

Spoiler

 

Recommended to me by a friend but first and second ep was too slow for me. Then another friend said keep watching so watched third, fourth, fifth then finished it all.

It's good but, man, violence. I looked up an article interview with the creators and it answered all my questions about the deaths and choices and ending.

 

I might be desensitized. As horror goes, I thought this was tame by comparison. Which is something I was very grateful for. The gratuitous and often, uh, gooey nature of the genre turns me off quickly. Stranger Things hits that sweet spot for me by being enough of all the necessary things for this kind of story without being too much of them.



#12 Fero McPigletron

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Posted 08 August 2016 - 02:39 PM

Well, for me, it was the violence related to Eleven, especially the ending. But perhaps it's referencing 80's Firestarter, ala so sweet yet yikes.

I confused Eleven for a boy at first but I think that was a point for a while.

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Posted 08 August 2016 - 03:06 PM

May also have been related to the movie Altered States (1980).


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Posted 08 August 2016 - 03:50 PM

This series spoke directly to my soul! It was pretty tough for the Bride and I to space out our watching of it over a week. We really wanted to binge.

 

Also I am a non-nostalgic fan of old-school D&D so it was pretty cool to see the various game materials. I have a few of those old yellow Grenadier miniature boxes, as well as the DUNGEON! board game you see in a box in one scene. 


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Posted 09 August 2016 - 10:35 PM

Spoiler
Great show though.

 

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Hopefully it gets a second season.  I really enjoyed the 80s feel everything had... even down to little details like how on-screen fonts dissolve in the title sequence.



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Posted 10 August 2016 - 07:45 PM

Spoiler

 

I've rewatced a couple key sequences and have my own ideas about that.

 

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Posted 10 August 2016 - 10:53 PM

The only stretch for me was how would an 11yo boy know anything about putting make-up on a girl?

 

 

He had an older sister, I would think it wouldn't be tough to pick up the basics.


 
 
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Posted 10 August 2016 - 11:06 PM

Speaking of knowing things, their teacher was so cool. They even had his home phone (bros before water hose). Glad his case wasn't like the other cool guy, the cook guy.

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Posted 11 August 2016 - 06:15 PM

I just finished this. It was amazing. It was great.

Only issues is I feel we saw too much of the monster inside the school and that took the terror away and moved the series into hokey sci fi.

Weird how Nancy's dad is like a non character. I wonder how much her mom knows at the end about went on.

Really don't know how they'll do a sequel series but I'm there

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Posted 11 August 2016 - 07:26 PM

Don't know about a sequel? Did you not see the ending of the final episode?  There are two pretty major threads left hanging.


 
 
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