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@  Foffy : (18 July 2019 - 04:45 PM)

that's right. my gym teacher is a clown. new series coming to disney channel next fall

@  Foffy : (18 July 2019 - 04:44 PM)

all these clowns are making me run really fast.

@  Sabrblade : (18 July 2019 - 12:10 PM)

All this awesome SDCC news is really making these boards run slowly.

@  Bass X0 : (18 July 2019 - 07:54 AM)

Racism must be stopped. No matter the cost.

@  MEDdMI : (18 July 2019 - 07:49 AM)

Tine to stop buttering it up.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 July 2019 - 09:43 PM)

Well shucks.

@  ▲ndrusi : (17 July 2019 - 08:14 PM)

The joke is a husk of its former self.

@  Paladin : (17 July 2019 - 01:15 PM)

Pop.

@  Shrug : (17 July 2019 - 10:15 AM)

Something something... corn bread?

@  MEDdMI : (17 July 2019 - 07:21 AM)

Ok, ok. Enough of the puns and let's all thank Kal for the amaizeing job he did.

@  Paladin : (17 July 2019 - 06:24 AM)

by now I think this jokes' been creamed.

@  Nevermore : (17 July 2019 - 03:31 AM)

The kernel.

@  Nevermore : (17 July 2019 - 03:31 AM)

Who gives the orders in cybernetic warfare?

@  unluckiness : (16 July 2019 - 09:59 PM)

Zea mays

@  Xellos : (16 July 2019 - 09:53 PM)

Isn't that a kernel of truth.

@  Paladin : (16 July 2019 - 08:43 PM)

huh. suddenly the Squawk is popping.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 July 2019 - 07:47 PM)

Not placing much stalk in this conversation.

@  Nevermore : (16 July 2019 - 06:22 PM)

That's so corny.

@  Shrug : (16 July 2019 - 06:07 PM)

It's absurd how happy I am that a post of mine made the front page of Reddit.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 July 2019 - 05:46 PM)

Aww, shucks.

@  TriBlurr : (16 July 2019 - 05:45 PM)

Not till I taste the corn

@  Kalidor : (16 July 2019 - 05:43 PM)

You guys aren't being very nice. You're supposed to tell me I did "good, really good!"

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 July 2019 - 05:40 PM)

Just don't go beyond the rows.

@  Patch : (16 July 2019 - 05:39 PM)

Left over from the failed Beast Machines sequel, Beast Farmers

@  Patch : (16 July 2019 - 05:39 PM)

It's techno-organic corn

@  TriBlurr : (16 July 2019 - 05:26 PM)

We have a cornfield? Can I get a few ears?

@  Kalidor : (16 July 2019 - 12:56 PM)

And lastly, if it becomes too much hassle to deal with - it might just get sent into the cornfield and replaced with a Discord box anyway. So cool it.

@  Kalidor : (16 July 2019 - 12:55 PM)

Second thing is we do actually have the ability to ban users specifically from using Shoutbox if it's being abused like that

@  Kalidor : (16 July 2019 - 12:55 PM)

Hey all - just a reminder and heads up. The Shoutbox has been kept here as a courtesy because it's what you folks like in lieu of Discord - but a few things to remember is that P&R should stay in P&R and isn't really something that needs to be dragged out here in the most public of spaces.

@  Nevermore : (16 July 2019 - 11:04 AM)

Done.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 July 2019 - 10:25 AM)

You can make a new one. I doubt anybody would stop you.

@  Nevermore : (16 July 2019 - 10:16 AM)

There was a thread but it appears to have disappeared. Might have been lost in one of the older forum sweeps.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 July 2019 - 09:58 AM)

Yeah this is pretty much circumventing the fact that we have different rules for political talk.

@  fourteenwings : (16 July 2019 - 09:55 AM)

Okay, so, basically, can we not do politics in here anymore? I mean, considering how often @Nevermore, you talk about your work conditions, don't you think it's time for a dedicated thread in P&R?

@  unluckiness : (16 July 2019 - 09:39 AM)

Scratch that; that's insulting to honest salads. Whatever that was was the text equivalent of hamburger.

@  unluckiness : (16 July 2019 - 09:38 AM)

Would you like some dressing to go with your word salad?

@  Paladin : (16 July 2019 - 09:34 AM)

yes; it now goes "shit piss hug *BLEEP* ^$@^ motherhuger **** turd fart encyclopedia & Socialism."

@  unluckiness : (16 July 2019 - 09:24 AM)

This is an American site, but isn't that unnecessarily severe language? IIRC it's one of the top four offensive pejoratives to English people

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 July 2019 - 08:52 AM)

It's amusing how so many (U.S.) wankers in this world love to whine "capitalism good socialism bad!" in the abstract while simultaneously pretending that megacorporations dominating de facto monopolies is anathema to the core capitalistic principle of competition benefits everyone.

@  unluckiness : (16 July 2019 - 05:17 AM)

I know Shockwave's super mode is pretty lame and Magnus is kinda greebly but it's not that bad.

@  TM2-Megatron : (16 July 2019 - 12:38 AM)

Though with the luck and caliber of leaders we've had of late in the darkest timeline, maybe it's too much to hope for.

@  TM2-Megatron : (16 July 2019 - 12:36 AM)

Just like democracy, it's not perfect but better than the present alternatives. Capitalism as it's practiced today won't be able to weather the coming wave of automation, though. Best to plan for it and hope for a gentle transition rather than the aforementioned collapse

@  unluckiness : (16 July 2019 - 12:27 AM)

Capitalism is the worst amiright? Sent from my iPhone

@  Vexwing : (15 July 2019 - 11:24 PM)

Because the collapse is gonna be just great.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 July 2019 - 10:41 PM)

Let's hope this is late stage and we're on the cusp of something better.

@  abates : (15 July 2019 - 09:45 PM)

Late stage capitalism is the absolute best.

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 July 2019 - 01:33 PM)

So, welcome to all retail, everywhere.

@  Nevermore : (15 July 2019 - 01:24 PM)

Oh, and Greenpeace also conducted a protest at a German Amazon facility, to protest against Amazon's practice of throwing customer returns in the trash.

@  Nevermore : (15 July 2019 - 01:17 PM)

Right, because with Amazon, it's just the employees that have to step in dog shit while having no space to breathe.[/slightexaggeration]

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (15 July 2019 - 01:03 PM)

At least I can use Amazon without losing the ability to breath or step in dog shit.


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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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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.



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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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