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@  TheMightyMol... : (12 November 2019 - 02:14 PM)

I don't. They're a pain in the ass to repair.

@  Benbot : (12 November 2019 - 12:48 PM)

I wish car companies would bring back flip up headlights

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 November 2019 - 09:07 AM)

Wear a hazmat suit. It's Walmart, they're used to weird.

@  wonko the sane? : (12 November 2019 - 07:54 AM)

2 inches of snow on the side of the house, 2 feet of snow on the deck. I hate this winter already.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (11 November 2019 - 11:33 PM)

But that requires actually going IN walmart. ;P

@  Liege : (11 November 2019 - 11:22 PM)

Pro tip for anyone hunting the for the Walmart 35th exclusives: try the seasonal aisles rather than the toy section. I found the display with all the exclusives and a bunch of the reflector wave practically untouched amongst those novelty arcade machines and a bunch of frozen merch.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (11 November 2019 - 09:45 PM)

Although that does spark an idea for me. In a new continuity, Censere the Necrobot could be the herald Cityspeaker for Quintessa the Necrotitan just to play on their monikers utilizing Greek for dead, nekrós.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (11 November 2019 - 09:26 PM)

I hate to burst your bubble, Maximus Ambus, but 90% of things said in IDW turned out to be amnesiac half-rememberings courtesy of Adaptus or outright lies courtesy of Shockwave.

@  Jenny : (11 November 2019 - 08:54 AM)

The toy's designed to look like Wipe-Out, anyway.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 November 2019 - 08:14 AM)

Didn't they try to retcon that into a figure of speech because that connection went against everybody else's long-term plans?

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 November 2019 - 03:53 AM)

There's still some connection given Trypticon was created by Mortilus.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 November 2019 - 12:12 AM)

Yeah that toy doesn't exactly look like Necrobot.

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 08:24 PM)

But.... it's just "Necro" not "Necrobot".

@  TheMightyMol... : (10 November 2019 - 05:10 PM)

But why does the God of Death need a giant space kaiju? Wait, never mind, answered my own question.

@  Maximus Ambus : (10 November 2019 - 02:15 PM)

Yowza I just realised Titans Trypticon comes with Necro AKA Censere AKA Mortilus.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:15 PM)

I... think the best equivalent would actually be the British "There is room for improvement".

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:15 PM)

There's always a sense of irony to it, but what the ratio between irony (you really failed) and straightworwardness (at least you achieved something) is depends on the situation and the speaker.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:12 PM)

The meaning can be both literal (you succeed on one level but fail on another), or it can be utterly ironic (you fail in every regard but the most technical; or even worse, "you really gave your best"), and anything in between.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:10 PM)

For example: A singer can hit the notes really well, but clearly isn't a native speaker and what little of the lyrics you can make out sounds nothing like what it's supposed to be.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 November 2019 - 01:06 PM)

The premise seems to be the mixing of technical and aesthetic technical qualities towards the overall success.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 November 2019 - 01:05 PM)

But both "hollow victory" and pyrrhic victory" are referring to having lost as much as you've gained. IE; a battle was won but both armies were destroyed. The town being seiged is victorious, but all the soldiers are still dead. Nevermore's concept is more "You did it, but it's so ugly we don't know if you actually succeeded".

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 11:35 AM)

Alternately, one could probably also call it a "hollow victory".

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 11:35 AM)

Example: In the Powerpuff Girls episode "Uh Oh Dynamo", the monster-of-the-day was a really tough, giant-size one that required the use of a really destructive mech to defeat it. While the monster was ultimately beaten, the city of Townsville was utterly trashed by the mech's weapons in the process. So, while the city was saved from the monster, it was harmed even worse by the mech that saved it, making the victory bittersweet.

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 11:32 AM)

@Nevermore, sounds to me like what one might call a "bittersweet victory". The goal was met, but at great cost or by disastrous result that call into question if the achieved goal could even be called a success.

@  Arvegtor : (10 November 2019 - 09:40 AM)

Seems to be close enough to "Pyrrhic victory"

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 November 2019 - 09:37 AM)

What do you get from putting the German term through a translator?

@  wonko the sane? : (10 November 2019 - 08:57 AM)

That is a ridiculously interesting concept. But I don't think english has a singular term for what you're describing.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 08:28 AM)

Is there an English equivalent for what we Germans call "deductions in the B rating"? Context: Someone did something and suceeded on a technical level (as in, achieved the intended goal), but failed to some degree in the details, i.e. there was some collateral damage, or while a technical success, the end result is an aestetic failure. It can be used highly ironically, as in "barely achieved the intended goal, but failed so much in every aspect that's not purely technical that it might as well be considered an utter failure altogether." The German term is derived from the old judging syste in figure skating, which gave separate ratings for "technical merit" and "presentation", with the latter being the origin of the German term.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (10 November 2019 - 02:32 AM)

Huh. I did not know before today that "medieval" had an alternate spelling "mediaeval". Like "paleontology" and "palaeontology".

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 November 2019 - 04:15 PM)

'Beast Wars in underrated' the comment went. I exploded.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (09 November 2019 - 02:19 PM)

Absolutely.

@  wonko the sane? : (09 November 2019 - 02:14 PM)

So... you can look like a cop from the 70's AND a huge nerd at the same time?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (09 November 2019 - 02:09 PM)

I feel like the best way to carry the Switch would be an under-arm torso holster.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (09 November 2019 - 12:31 PM)

It's not. hell. If the 3DS zelda case just stretched a LITTLE more it would fit.

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 November 2019 - 03:38 AM)

I feel like the Switch Lite is a bit big to have hanging on your belt like that, but I don't take my Switch out with me often anyway.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (09 November 2019 - 01:13 AM)

I must be the only one who wants a switch lite case with a belt loop. o.O

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 November 2019 - 03:03 PM)

I'm gonna have "Chainsaw Buffet" and "Candy For the Cannibal" by Lordi playing in my head all night.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 November 2019 - 12:36 PM)

Trick or treaters can only consent to cannibalism in Germania.

@  Sabrblade : (07 November 2019 - 12:12 PM)

Hey, if the trick or treaters can't take some loving insults, that's their problem.

@  Arazyr : (07 November 2019 - 11:39 AM)

Just make sure to put the leftovers in the fridge, so they don't get spoiled.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 November 2019 - 11:10 AM)

I love children... but I can never eat a whole one.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 November 2019 - 09:52 AM)

I can neither confirm nor deny this allegation.

@  Paladin : (07 November 2019 - 09:46 AM)

...you don't roast the trick or treaters, do you....

@  wonko the sane? : (07 November 2019 - 09:38 AM)

A cold beer, a warm fire, some smores and trick or treaters... Man, you got this life thing down.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 November 2019 - 09:37 AM)

That actually sounds pretty awesome.

@  MEDdMI : (07 November 2019 - 08:59 AM)

we'll move to the open garage if it's raining

@  MEDdMI : (07 November 2019 - 08:58 AM)

every Halloween since we got a house, TMM and I chill in the driveway with a fire bowl and roast things while handing out candy. It's pretty great.

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 November 2019 - 03:42 AM)

Peter Cullen voiced King Kong let that sink in.

@  TM2-Megatron : (06 November 2019 - 11:42 PM)

I've noticed that after a year or two, though, people with children will start getting into it for their kids

@  TM2-Megatron : (06 November 2019 - 11:41 PM)

I think a lot of the decline you see in Halloween is due to newcomers to Canada who don't really get it... I mean,there are only a handful of countries in the world that practice this particular oddity


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#61 ZacWilliam1

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Posted 08 March 2017 - 08:00 PM


Yay to the show finally being back this week.

Just watched the Lard Land episode and LOLED loudly at the stealth Phineas and Ferb Crossover.


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Posted 01 September 2018 - 06:06 AM

So Disney are dragging their heels on airing the crossover with Phineas and Ferb with it now apparently set for Jan 2019!

 

Worse, in my opinion, is that the special (which has aired outside the US) basically breaks any idea of the show having some cute nods to PaF and instead makes Milo Murphy a full on continuation. Doof is even a recurring character now.

 

What happened? Did Disney not get the numbers they were expecting and so forced them to just retool it into a Phineas and Ferb continuation?



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Posted 02 September 2018 - 03:28 AM


Marsh and Povenmire have said repeatedly from early on that they planed the Phineas and Ferb connection from the beginning and designed the whole first season to build to it. So I don't think there's any chance it's being forced on them.

-ZaWilliam, that said the way Disney is treating this show is the worst of modern scheduling garbage and I can't imagine how they expect anything even a great super fun show to build an audience when they force over a year between airings with new episodes just sitting in the can. Very dumb and seemingly self destructive.
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Posted 05 September 2018 - 06:12 PM

Good god. I only ever managed to catch the first few episodes and had no idea there was any serious P&F stuff coming up.


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Posted 13 December 2018 - 09:35 AM


SEASON 2 Premiering in the US on January 5th.

About damn time.

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Posted 13 December 2018 - 03:00 PM

I would have thought this show was cancelled like 3 years ago.

 

Seems like they haven't aired any in that long.


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Posted 13 December 2018 - 03:07 PM


The last new episode to air was the Christmas episode this time last year and that was a while after the season itself wrapped up.

-ZacWilliam, how the heck they expect a show to thrive or even be remembered with a year plus of non-existence between seasons...
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Posted 13 December 2018 - 10:37 PM

The last new episode to air was the Christmas episode this time last year and that was a while after the season itself wrapped up.

-ZacWilliam, how the heck they expect a show to thrive or even be remembered with a year plus of non-existence between seasons...


While it's reruns seemed to get more play, I'm pretty sure Phineas and Ferb had similar new episode gaps.
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Posted 15 April 2019 - 11:10 AM

Worse, in my opinion, is that the special (which has aired outside the US) basically breaks any idea of the show having some cute nods to PaF and instead makes Milo Murphy a full on continuation. Doof is even a recurring character now.

 

Yeah, I basically came here to say this. I watched the first half of season 1 before just kind of forgetting it existed, then I caught some of season 2 on TV yesterday.This show has really good original bits, but it's feeling overcrowded in season 2. It's not just Doof as a side character who somehow has to fulfill a time prophecy now (like, what?) though.

 

The aliens somehow feel like a ripoff of The LEGO Movie 2, which isn't possible because development was so close for both projects, and they're not fun to have around. There's less focus on Zack and Melissa, who are pretty fun normally. The new Elon Musk type villain guy is pretty cool too, but he was only in one episode I saw. It feels muddled when a show with a set mythology sees everything pushed aside for another older show.

 

Marsh and Povenmire have said repeatedly from early on that they planed the Phineas and Ferb connection from the beginning and designed the whole first season to build to it. So I don't think there's any chance it's being forced on them.

 

Maybe Disney should have told them to do the opposite then. Phineas and Ferb was good, but it had it's time. Most of the kids who were fans at the time aged out of the demo anyways, and rehashing a show that's ended isn't really good for fun and fresh ideas.

 

I've noticed that a lot of the songs from season two aren't that great, but they keep playing instrumentals of some of the best Phineas and Ferb ones (like Disco Miniature Golfing Queen) which is an annoying reminder of how good the creative team are.


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Posted 16 April 2019 - 12:03 AM

Some info I've heard recently suggests I was right. We're apparently we're getting a new Phineas and Ferb movie, which begins where Milo Murphy ends with this season. Apparently Disney wanted PaF to continue in some fashion but Dan and Swampy wanted to do a new show. Disney are now seemingly getting their way.

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Posted 16 April 2019 - 11:56 PM

I hope unlike the High School Musical series, which basically confirmed that two current Disney Channel shows were ending via it's casting, this doesn't spell bad news for Milo Murphy.

 

Maybe it might be good for the series; if Phineas and Ferb are over in stream-land, Milo and his world get room to grow.


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Posted 30 April 2019 - 06:31 AM

Trying to avoid spoilers, so I haven't read the last few posts (glanced to see if they touch on my question), but has anyone heard of this is ever coming back to Canada? Because I can't find ANYTHING on that, and I've already spoiled a couple of things in trying to find out.

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