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@  Sabrblade : (13 August 2020 - 10:31 PM)

Turns out the President set the whole thing up as a publicity stunt. Very rude.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (13 August 2020 - 08:11 PM)

The ninjas will go away, it will be fine.

@  Paladin : (13 August 2020 - 08:02 PM)

listen; i'm sure there were very fine ninjas on both sides.

@  TheMightyMol... : (13 August 2020 - 07:50 PM)

My thoughts and prayers go out to the ninjas.

@  Cybersnark : (13 August 2020 - 06:36 PM)

Can we just let them have him?

@  Bass X0 : (13 August 2020 - 06:18 PM)

The president has been kidnapped by ninjas. Are you a bad enough dude to rescue the president?

@  Otaku : (13 August 2020 - 03:08 PM)

At first, I obviously thought I was correct.  Then I thought perhaps the spelling had changed for some reason.  Copyright/trademark law is weird, ya know?  Now I just accept I goofed. XD

@  Otaku : (13 August 2020 - 03:07 PM)

See, that one directly applies to me.  Apparently, I'd been misreading and mispronouncing it wrong for over 30 years... and I still slip and do it the wrong way much of the time.

@  Paladin : (13 August 2020 - 07:37 AM)

for the Internet age its the "Berenstain" Effect.

@  Bass X0 : (12 August 2020 - 01:49 PM)

Can you root for what The Rock is cooking!?

@  -LittleAutob... : (12 August 2020 - 10:35 AM)

sOmEoNe NoTiCeD-

@  wonko the sane? : (12 August 2020 - 07:37 AM)

I am the only one rooting for the rock these days?

@  Maximus Ambus : (12 August 2020 - 12:37 AM)

Sour grapes for the next decade until Apophis hits.

@  Hg Dragon : (11 August 2020 - 11:26 PM)

Thank yoo for vatching hydroolic pthress chan-nel.

@  Hg Dragon : (11 August 2020 - 11:19 PM)

Hey, do you have any grapes?

@  Otaku : (11 August 2020 - 05:18 PM)

I dunno... it sounds kind of quackers to me.

@  -LittleAutob... : (11 August 2020 - 05:17 PM)

That would be nice....

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 August 2020 - 04:36 PM)

I wish I could just sit by a pond and watch ducks for a while.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 August 2020 - 03:52 AM)

Others say Joe sat down at this pond next to these ducks but really there's just no place in this world for an old man and his ducks.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:48 PM)

Even worse when I can produce those verifiable facts at a later point, and then the other person simply claims the argument was the other way round (as in, I was actually arguing their position and vice versa).

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:47 PM)

I can argue with people about my versus their memory of events when verifiable facts are not readily available, though, and I get really annoyed when I'm capable of presenting a precise, step-by-step summary with multiple key points that can be used for future verification, and the other person just goes "nope, wrong" without going into detail.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:45 PM)

I forget things, and I misremember things. But when presented with verifiable facts, my reaction is more like "Huh, could have sworn it was like that", not "this reality is not my own".

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:43 PM)

I have an extremely good memory (which I have proven time and again), and even I can be mistaken.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 August 2020 - 06:40 PM)

Might be worth pointing out that it only became "Mandela Effect" and not just "I remembered this wrong" when a conspiracy theorist insisted it was proof of alternate timelines.

@  Otaku : (10 August 2020 - 06:29 PM)

Incorrectly remembering Nelson Mandela's fate may be uniquely American... but is it really that strange to get South African political history wrong when you're no where near South Africa?

@  Otaku : (10 August 2020 - 06:29 PM)

I always assumed the Mandela Effect was a "human thing", not an American thing.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 August 2020 - 02:03 PM)

Then there are people who outright manufacture memories for whatever reason.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (10 August 2020 - 01:13 PM)

The human brain is so flaky that it is extremely unlikely that a given person does NOT have any false memories.

@  OverDrive73 : (10 August 2020 - 01:05 PM)

Perhaps it's simple word association the movie Sinbad and then our minds apply the same memories to a man named Sinbad.

@  OverDrive73 : (10 August 2020 - 01:04 PM)

The Mandela Effect is the same as people remembering Sinbad in a movie where he played a genie... Of which he never did.

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 09:36 AM)

People that believe Mandela Effect things would rather come up with any number of reasons as to why their version doesn't have any actual evidence(like alternate timelines collapsing into our own) than just admit they remembered something wrong

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 09:35 AM)

Sort of. It's more that when presented with a verifiable fact, they double down because it's what they believe instead of changing their minds

@  ▲ndrusi : (10 August 2020 - 09:25 AM)

"I could have sworn that ______."

@  ▲ndrusi : (10 August 2020 - 09:25 AM)

I'm not arguing with either of those two statements, but they're not really connected. Mandela Effect is, to oversimplify, people being widely mistaken about what they think *is* a verifiable fact. Nothing to do with opinions.

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 08:52 AM)

Pretty sure the Mandela Effect in general is an American thing. Opinion > Verifiable Facts is sadly a pretty American thing

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:27 AM)

Ask these people how Apartheid ended according to their recollection, and I'm sure they'll draw a blank.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:25 AM)

You got two black anti-Apartheid activists who were imprisoned by the oppressive regime. One died, the other was Nelson Mandela. It's not a far stretch that Americans who don't know many details about the history of other countries would mix up the two.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:24 AM)

My own theory is that these people are simply mixing up Nelson Mandela and Steve Biko, another South African anti-Apartheid activist, who did indeed die in police custody in 1977. There was an Oscar-nominated movie about his life starring Denzel Washington that came out in 1987, the same time frame these people claim remembering Mandela dying.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:17 AM)

I met a few people from South Africa, and they either never heard of the phenomenon at all, or only know of it from the internet. Apparently, it's completely unknown in South Africa, and it might even be entirely limited to the United States.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:16 AM)

So does anyone remember the "Mandela Effect"? I'm talking specifically about the original case where many people vividly remember Nelson Mandela dying in prison in the 1980s.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (10 August 2020 - 03:16 AM)

Crisis of Corona.

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 August 2020 - 06:16 PM)

Which crisis crossover are we on now? I lost track.

@  Rycochet : (09 August 2020 - 05:18 PM)

Much of the past decade has been the part of the comic series where less than stellar authors have driven the series into the ground and the editors are getting ready to either do a big multi issue crossover, leading to a reboot.

@  Bass X0 : (09 August 2020 - 02:28 PM)

At this point I've just decided to consider 2020 "not canon."

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 August 2020 - 02:18 PM)

'member Pepperidge Farm?

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 August 2020 - 02:10 PM)

Before the 'member berries there was Pepperidge farm. Pepperidge farm remembers.

@  OverDrive73 : (09 August 2020 - 12:21 PM)

>>>Shameless Plug<<< FYI. posted the last part of Quest for Tires in Allspark Pictures

@  SG Roadbuster : (08 August 2020 - 01:53 PM)

@Nevermore yes.

@  Nevermore : (08 August 2020 - 09:11 AM)

Is $30 a good deal for Subscription Service Breakdown?

@  Trpodeca : (08 August 2020 - 06:24 AM)

Oh dear God no. Twitter has changed it's default layout to the terrible new one. Why waste so much space on the left?


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#21 LBD "Nytetrayn"

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Posted 14 October 2016 - 03:44 AM

The Figure 8 Super Peel Out in Sonic. Seems they would pull that out every time he was in a jam and have him do something ridiculous with it, and that got boring quick.

 

Oh, wait... you -- you meant something else entirely.

 

My bad. This one's on me.

 

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(Still hated that, though.)


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Posted 14 October 2016 - 05:14 AM

Kieron Gillan's Young Avengers is the most overrated book I've read. Style>Substance is not something you should aim for. Such a shame after his JiM run.


Oh, oh, yeah! I like most of Gillen's work (that Vader!) but I found JiM pretty dull. I know that makes me a terrible person, but I just didn't enjoy it. But then Marvel's take on Norse mythology does little for me in general.

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Posted 15 October 2016 - 03:39 AM

Most of the recent X-Men stuff. (focusing on a team rather than a specific character, that is.)

 

Last book about them I liked was Grant Morrison's run, and that ended back in....whew, 2004.



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Posted 15 October 2016 - 10:48 AM

I thought the X-books were fine until Schism. Age Of X was a wonderful crossover that's incredibly underrated, and I liked the Messiah Complex Trilogy, even if I despise what it did to Bishop, and was let down by the overall lack of fallout from the series. There were also 2 X-Force runs that merit mention; 1 decent, and the other spectacular. Remender's Uncanny X-Force is one of the best modern X-series done. It's a super-great read, and really took the books to a whole new level. Cannot rave about that book enough.

From Schism it went downhill, IMO, although I did like the initial Bendis stuff (why'd they change the 05 costumes though, the new ones were terrible).

Uncanny could be the greatest book in comic history right now, but I'm not paying for anything by Greg Land. I won't contribute a red cent to that man's career, even if I miss out.

I think I'm in for some boring comics soon. I've ordered what I believe to be a complete collection of Extreme's titles. Youngblood and most, if not all,and related books. I'm in for some pain, and my best hope is mere boredom.

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Posted 16 October 2016 - 12:31 PM

Jonathan Hickman's Avengers.  It just felt like whatever was going on would never end.



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Posted 16 October 2016 - 05:01 PM

I think he did great stuff with the FF and I liked his Avengers stuff too, but I was behind and read it all at once which may have helped. 


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#27 Chris McFeely

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Posted 16 October 2016 - 05:54 PM

 

Matt Fraction's run on Thor from a couple of years ago is the first thing that springs to mind, after a strong start. JMS's Fantastic Four.

That's really weird because Fraction SHOULD be able to write memorable Thor.

 

 

That's the THING! He wrote... I think it was a trio? A trio of BRILLIANT one-shots while the JMS/Gillen run was happening. IT was like "Woah, when they leave, THIS guy needs to write Thor, this is the SHIT!" And then he DID, and it was the dullest hugin' thing.



#28 Nutjob R/T

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Posted 16 October 2016 - 11:24 PM

Hm.

Is it just me, or does it sound like

A writer pulls out a one-timer where they don't have to deal with the entire back catalogue

And everyone raves and says 'put writer on the ongoing'

And so they do

And now the writer is all 'ughhh continuity and lore and supporting characters'

And suddenly they've become boring?

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#29 Fero McPigletron

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Posted 17 October 2016 - 11:58 AM

I kinda found Ron Marz's writing to a slow sometimes. And I liked Kyle Rayner.

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Posted 19 October 2016 - 12:19 PM

I liked the first volume of Young Avengers, but I think that's because I read it under the assumption that it was just a slow first arc and that it'd pick up.

Instead, it just... went nowhere. It meandered for two more volumes and then ended with a wet fart.

Oh, and I really didn't care for KSD's Captain Marvel. Utterly boring and felt like a waste of the character's potential.


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Posted 19 October 2016 - 04:58 PM

I agree that Captain Marvel has been overrated. I mean, it's great to see the character generating such passion from fans but it didn't quite click for me. It all feels a bit "We're telling you that Carol is important and awesome now and you better believe it". 


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Posted 19 October 2016 - 05:20 PM

It's a shame, really, because I feel like Carol was one of the most interesting, complex characters Marvel had... and they decided to mindwipe her in order to make her an "icon".

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