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@  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."

@  -LittleAutob... : (03 July 2020 - 03:23 PM)

They should make the next book in the Survivors series 'I SURVIVED CORONA VIRUS 2020'

@  -LittleAutob... : (03 July 2020 - 03:23 PM)

YEEEE I'M A SURVIVOR-

@  Nevermore : (03 July 2020 - 06:59 AM)

Probably gonna assemble Devastator after work.

@  Nevermore : (03 July 2020 - 06:58 AM)

Ooooh. Overload arrived. He's surprisingly fun.

@  Bass X0 : (02 July 2020 - 04:00 PM)

He's sweeter than the average bear.

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 July 2020 - 03:14 PM)

Convert him to Maple Syrup.


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#41 Copper Bezel

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Posted 07 September 2016 - 09:44 AM

It didn't seem like there was any immediate communication between the two during the showdown at the Byers house. People moving around in the upside-down lit up the lights on the "normal" side, but Jim and Joyce didn't see the bear trap, etc.


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 07 September 2016 - 10:18 AM

Yeah, but man-made objects like houses exist on the other side. Maybe there's a lag time involved in things showing up?


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Posted 07 September 2016 - 10:27 AM

You could make an argument for Will being able to light up the Christmas lights by touching the letters on the wall if they showed up for him in the Upside-Down, but how did he make the ball of lights his mom was holding pulse? Was he just waving his hand through the space where he thought her voice was coming from, or what?


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Posted 07 September 2016 - 08:25 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.
Definitely not too early. There was a scene in E.T. where Elliot's older brother was playing D&D with his friends. That came out in 82

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Posted 07 September 2016 - 08:58 PM

I'd like to think high school kids can't so easily buy bullets these days. 



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Posted 07 September 2016 - 09:14 PM

I'd like to think high school kids can't so easily buy bullets these days.


I believe the GCA of 1968 began the 18 or older for rifle and shotgun ammo, 21 or older for handgun ammo. He could be a senior and be 18(doubtful) and still have purchased the 38 ammo, as there are also rifles chambered in it.
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Posted 22 July 2017 - 07:57 PM

My God. This is the best effing trailer ever. It is so awesome and got me so pumped for this.


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Posted 22 July 2017 - 11:39 PM

I love the feeling I get from watching this show.  Not only does it perfectly evoke the 80s in general, but the actual experience of being a kid growing up in that time.  It's not exactly ages ago, but it's now long enough and predates enough key developments of modern technology that it was a reasonably difference experience than I imagine children have today.  No instant gratification and access to information, the world felt a good deal larger and more mysterious.  Or maybe it's just me being an old man; who knows.

 

That giant creature in the other world almost has a Lovecraftian feel to it.

 

Such a shame the first season still hasn't had a release on physical media... I've heard it looks fantastic in 4K, even on a bitrate-starved Netflix stream.  On an actual UHD disc with Dolby Vision, it would be something.


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Posted 23 July 2017 - 12:13 AM

I love that they dress as the Ghostbusters for Halloween, not just cause of 80's nostalgia; but just because its so fitting that these kids who've dealt with the paranormal of course want to be a bunch of guys that exterminate the paranormal. Its one of those wonderfully fitting things that make this series so great.  


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Posted 23 July 2017 - 04:10 AM

I can't believe how excited I am to watch this next season with my parents... o_O and how often can a 35 year old man say that? 



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Posted 23 July 2017 - 10:32 AM

I love the feeling I get from watching this show.  Not only does it perfectly evoke the 80s in general, but the actual experience of being a kid growing up in that time.  It's not exactly ages ago, but it's now long enough and predates enough key developments of modern technology that it was a reasonably difference experience than I imagine children have today.  No instant gratification and access to information, the world felt a good deal larger and more mysterious.  Or maybe it's just me being an old man; who knows.

 

That giant creature in the other world almost has a Lovecraftian feel to it.

 

Such a shame the first season still hasn't had a release on physical media... I've heard it looks fantastic in 4K, even on a bitrate-starved Netflix stream.  On an actual UHD disc with Dolby Vision, it would be something.

 

I don't think I can agree with this post anymore than I do. 

 

 

I can say that it does indeed look phenomenal on 4K streaming. 


My God. This is the best effing trailer ever. It is so awesome and got me so pumped for this.

 

I so can't wait for this! Netflix is going to be awesome over the next few months! 


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Posted 04 October 2017 - 06:43 PM

Did they have a closed casket service for the little boy who wasn't really dead? It has bothered me since I watched the show, but I suppose a drowning victim could likely have a closed casket funeral so they could go back later and say, "Well the Mom never did think it was his body and obviously she was right" and just pretend that now they don't know who the John Doe was.

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Posted 04 October 2017 - 08:56 PM

There was a lot of uncertainty about whether Stranger Things would ever receive a physical media release, given it's one of those Netflix shows that's distributed and produced exclusively by Netflix.  However, now it seems that Season 1 will indeed be getting a release on Blu-Ray, shortly before Season 2 premieres.  It'll be released in the US as a Target exclusive on October 17th, in special packaging made to look like a VHS sleeve.

 

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Not sure about what's happening outside of the US... Target's history in Canada, so obviously we can't be getting it that way.  I may just have to pick this up on my next drive down to Buffalo, probably sometime around the end of the month.



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Posted 04 October 2017 - 09:15 PM

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Posted 04 October 2017 - 09:45 PM

That is amazing.

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Posted 04 October 2017 - 10:39 PM

Did they have a closed casket service for the little boy who wasn't really dead? It has bothered me since I watched the show, but I suppose a drowning victim could likely have a closed casket funeral so they could go back later and say, "Well the Mom never did think it was his body and obviously she was right" and just pretend that now they don't know who the John Doe was.


Didn’t the sheriff find the body full of stuffing? Don’t think they ever even had a funeral. The timeline of the show was only a couple days iirc.

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Posted 04 October 2017 - 11:01 PM

They definitely held a funeral, I remember that Dustin was giddy over the prospect of finding and telling Will about the girl crying during the service.



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Posted 05 October 2017 - 10:03 AM

I don't remember a funeral being shown, so I'm not sure. There was a memorial service at school that might be what Dustin was talking about. That's where Eleven caused the bully to wet his pants. But I assumed that there was a funeral off-screen and thought I remembered it referenced. Maybe no?

I don't think it could be public knowledge that the body found was a fake. That would be a big news story that would ask a lot of questions.

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Posted 05 October 2017 - 11:44 AM

There was a funeral, in episode 5.



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