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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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Posted 11 August 2016 - 09:08 PM

Just finished watching this and loved it.

It was almost like a Silent Hill miniseries. At least, Silent Hill before he series was run into the ground. That title music was really messing with my head. I kept expecting the title to fade to a shot of a man looking into a bathroom mirror.

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Posted 13 August 2016 - 06:49 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.

It's horror-themed, thus, "It's still out there!" is obigatory. We admittedly don't know whether there are more monster larvae than just the one, a fact that a sequel series could readily make use of. But it seemed pretty complete to me. I'm not sure what a second series could really do that this one didn't.
Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 13 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.

It's horror-themed, thus, "It's still out there!" is obigatory. We admittedly don't know whether there are more monster larvae than just the one, a fact that a sequel series could readily make use of. But it seemed pretty complete to me. I'm not sure what a second series could really do that this one didn't.

Plus, it's hard to be scary when you know tha a monster exists and what it looks like.

It's probably going to ramp up the government conspiracies and sci fi.

The thing I like most about horror fiction is the unknown and then the reveal.

I think it goes downhill after that. See the second Insidious.

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Posted 06 September 2016 - 10:37 AM

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

It's horror-themed, thus, "It's still out there!" is obigatory. We admittedly don't know whether there are more monster larvae than just the one, a fact that a sequel series could readily make use of. But it seemed pretty complete to me. I'm not sure what a second series could really do that this one didn't.

I belive we saw one emerge from "not Molly Ringwald". The two "missing" hunters I presume also hosted one each.
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Posted 06 September 2016 - 11:59 AM

So my thoughts on this show:

 

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Season 2 trailer in case you didn't see it.


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Posted 06 September 2016 - 12:02 PM

This series might be one of the few times that the phrase "extremely ghetto sensory deprivation tank" would apply.



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Posted 06 September 2016 - 12:33 PM

Just finished rewatching it with my Parents, both loved the show... watched the last 3 parts in a row last night until midnight because they wouldn't let me go home LOL



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Posted 06 September 2016 - 01:35 PM

Yeah, it was normal for kids to roam around even when I was that age and I wasn't born until 84.

Will would have been safe if a secret government group didn't break open a gateway to another world and let loose a monster. You know, something that doesn't *usually* happen in real life.

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Posted 06 September 2016 - 01:42 PM

Kids were tougher back in the 80's 

 

<_< or at least back then it wasn't assumed everything in the universe was out to get them, because they're so helpless without mommy and daddy ...



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Posted 06 September 2016 - 02:07 PM

Biking several miles, at night, by themselves. Yeah, my mom would have skinned(not literally mind you) my friends' moms if they let me do that.


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Posted 06 September 2016 - 02:07 PM

So a spiked baseball bat can hurt this creature but dozens of gunshots don't seem to phase it.
How did will survive for weeks without food in the toxic environment?
Who wanted an Atari 2600 fro Christmas in 1983?  https://en.wikipedia...e_crash_of_1983
Instead of Stranger Things, this show should have been called "Horrible Parents". Seriously, why didn't the kid's mom drive Will home that late at night going that far away?

 

 

 
Perhaps it made a difference where it was hit?
 
We don't know how the Underneath works. It appears to be a negative zone of sorts, but who is to say there isn't negative zone food available as well? The main difference in his survival was having the presence of mind to hide from the creature. With access to water, which we did see, he could go for quite some time as well.
 
Yeah, the Atari as well as a couple of anachronisms have been pointed out.
 
There was a time (as recent as a decade ago even) when kids freely roamed the countryside, and back then in the eighties it was definitely the norm. My friends and I had a solid five-mile ring in which we wandered, biked and played - including a large, State Park - without any notification more than, "We're going to go play!" Cincinnati isn't a big city, but it's big enough, and these kids were in a much smaller town so it's even less unusual. We knew kids whose parents kept them on a tight (but what is now considered normal) leash and we usually felt sorry for them.

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Posted 06 September 2016 - 02:13 PM

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Posted 06 September 2016 - 04:26 PM

Did you see the Jimmy Fallon sketch?

I normally find these quite funny but this one seemed like they were trying too hard.

Contains spoilers

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Season 2  spoilers:

Spoiler

Someone's made a point and click adventure type game based on the show: http://uk.pcmag.com/...-game-treatment

 

I love this cosplay:

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Not sure who did it.


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Posted 06 September 2016 - 04:42 PM

 

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Posted 06 September 2016 - 05:30 PM

 

There was a time (as recent as a decade ago even) when kids freely roamed the countryside, and back then in the eighties it was definitely the norm. My friends and I had a solid five-mile ring in which we wandered, biked and played - including a large, State Park - without any notification more than, "We're going to go play!" Cincinnati isn't a big city, but it's big enough, and these kids were in a much smaller town so it's even less unusual. We knew kids whose parents kept them on a tight (but what is now considered normal) leash and we usually felt sorry for them.

 

 

Yeah, the show wasn't only set in 1983 to capitalize on nostalgia and reference Spielberg movies (though it did do both of those things, often and well). 1983 was early enough that kids really could bike everywhere unsupervised, someone could be missing for hours without their family worrying, and you could be stranded without a way to make a phone call. But it was also late enough that kids would play Dungeons & Dragons, have walkie-talkies with decent range, and be aware of horror movies that were more advanced than 1950s/1960s drive-in schlock. 

 

I think they really justified the period setting. The show would've been very different if it were set in 2013, or even 1973.



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Posted 06 September 2016 - 07:41 PM

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So a spiked baseball bat can hurt this creature but dozens of gunshots don't seem to phase it.
How did will survive for weeks without food in the toxic environment?

The series explicitly takes place over 8-9 days, each episode being about a day. With access to water it's not that crazy, also he was deathly ill upon exit.

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Posted 06 September 2016 - 07:54 PM

Yeah, water is the bigger problem than food. A week without food would not be pleasant, but a healthy human should be able to take it. A week without water would be probably lethal.


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Posted 06 September 2016 - 11:25 PM

It's definitely a different world so who knows how time works over there. It's never completely addressed
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Posted 06 September 2016 - 11:38 PM

 

 

There was a time (as recent as a decade ago even) when kids freely roamed the countryside, and back then in the eighties it was definitely the norm. My friends and I had a solid five-mile ring in which we wandered, biked and played - including a large, State Park - without any notification more than, "We're going to go play!" Cincinnati isn't a big city, but it's big enough, and these kids were in a much smaller town so it's even less unusual. We knew kids whose parents kept them on a tight (but what is now considered normal) leash and we usually felt sorry for them.

 

 

Yeah, the show wasn't only set in 1983 to capitalize on nostalgia and reference Spielberg movies (though it did do both of those things, often and well). 1983 was early enough that kids really could bike everywhere unsupervised, someone could be missing for hours without their family worrying, and you could be stranded without a way to make a phone call. But it was also late enough that kids would play Dungeons & Dragons, have walkie-talkies with decent range, and be aware of horror movies that were more advanced than 1950s/1960s drive-in schlock. 

 

I think they really justified the period setting. The show would've been very different if it were set in 2013, or even 1973.

 

 

I either heard or read an interview w/the Brothers and they specifically mentioned that they couldn't have told the same story in the modern day specifically for those reasons.

 

And on a mostly unrelated side-note, I've seen a couple articles that mention the D&D things as being possibly too early, but it's been around since the seventies.


 
 
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Posted 07 September 2016 - 09:38 AM

It's definitely a different world so who knows how time works over there. It's never completely addressed

Yeah, there's a lot of unanswered questions about the other world. The one I want to know is how exactly objects interact. Like, if two people are next to the same rock in each world and one of them moves the rock, what does the other see?





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