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@  Otaku : (19 May 2018 - 02:17 PM)

@TM2-Megatron Yeah, it is like @TheMightyMollusk says. The catch is that usually means they can contain beef, and I confirmed it by pushing my luck. XD So... yeah, if going to the theater was about watching the film, it might be worth potentially resting on the balls of my feet while technically sitting in the chair, but put it all together... and I just wait to watch it at home. Oh, and ticket prices, always ticket prices.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 May 2018 - 10:24 AM)

woot woot! Korean barbeque for dinner!

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 May 2018 - 05:51 AM)

It's meat scraps. Whatever's left over from cutting up the more choice cuts.

@  TM2-Megatron : (18 May 2018 - 11:26 PM)

Well, the hot dogs Cineplex has (pretty much our only big theatre chain) around here are quite good, but I have no idea of the composition, and honestly, it's probably better that way.

@  Otaku : (18 May 2018 - 10:01 PM)

@TM2-Megatron In my case, shouldn't risk the hot dogs, either. Maybe if they are guaranteed to contain NO beef (can't digest it anymore >_<).

@  Waspinator : (18 May 2018 - 08:12 PM)

Semper ubi sub ubi

@  Nevermore : (18 May 2018 - 01:18 PM)

Then classmate, I mean.

@  Nevermore : (18 May 2018 - 01:18 PM)

A classmate of mine once did one: Asked for the English term for [underpants], he replied "underground trousers".

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (18 May 2018 - 10:10 AM)

Urkomisch!

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (18 May 2018 - 10:10 AM)

@Nevermore First time I have ever heard of this, but it sounds awesome!

@  Arazyr : (18 May 2018 - 08:39 AM)

We did that amongst ourselves in German class in college. We just called it "Germish", though.

@  Shrug : (18 May 2018 - 07:01 AM)

Nevermore, you've peaked my interest and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter

@  Nevermore : (18 May 2018 - 04:04 AM)

The term itself is an example: "English for Runaways" is supposed to mean "English for advanced speakers".

@  Nevermore : (18 May 2018 - 04:03 AM)

Think of it as the German variety of Engrish, only done completely on purpose for maximum hilarity. The target audience are bilingual German native speakers who a) understand the intended meaning and b) realize the absurdness of the end result.

@  Nevermore : (18 May 2018 - 04:02 AM)

It's basically the official unofficial term for deliberate mistranslations between German and English, done for the lulz.

@  Nevermore : (18 May 2018 - 04:01 AM)

Has anyone ever heard of the term "English for Runaways"?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 May 2018 - 01:13 AM)

Okay... Seriously.. The Mystic Knights need a DVD release already.. I keep seeing them pop up in the most random of places.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (18 May 2018 - 01:03 AM)

Unfortunately no Squidkids at Sea World so no splat zones. Now that would have been a good brand deal to advertise in the park, and would have made more brand sense than friggin' Mystic Knights of Tir Na Nog.

@  Paladin : (17 May 2018 - 07:52 PM)

i think that's where the orcas jump & land on the trainers in protest to their horrible treatment

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 May 2018 - 06:53 PM)

Splat zones? ;)

@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 May 2018 - 05:05 PM)

It was wet from gallons of salt water. Splash zones, man.

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 May 2018 - 04:46 PM)

Only if you're classy.

@  Paladin : (17 May 2018 - 04:42 PM)

do you serve orca meat with butter?

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 May 2018 - 03:57 PM)

I hope it was wet from butter

@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 May 2018 - 01:06 AM)

I used to work at Sea World in Florida, in the stroller rental warehouse, where we would regularly have to hose wet popcorn out of strollers. Popcorn hasn't really appealed to me since.

@  Steevy Maximus : (16 May 2018 - 07:36 PM)

Mine got the HP Pavilion Gaming 15" Green light laptop...and I can't find anything about it except the press release and HP's own website options.

@  Steevy Maximus : (16 May 2018 - 07:35 PM)

Always bemusing to find a new laptop series at Walmart and then can't find ANYTHING online about it except for the press releases

@  Paladin : (16 May 2018 - 06:52 PM)

still sounds preferable to "The Hobbit."

@  wonko the sane? : (16 May 2018 - 06:15 PM)

I once farted so rank the guy behind me walked out of the lord of rings movie. Told my brother someone needed to sew my ass shut on his way out.

@  TM2-Megatron : (16 May 2018 - 06:15 PM)

If I couldn't eat popcorn, I have to admit that would remove part of the appeal for my going, as well. Although the theatre chain up here still has decent hot dogs, I guess

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (16 May 2018 - 06:12 PM)

Yeah.. Stomach issues is one of the big medical reasons for me as well.

@  Otaku : (16 May 2018 - 05:55 PM)

I rarely go to movie theaters anymore: besides being too fat to sit comfortably in the seats, I have digestive health issues. No popcorn at all. >_<

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (16 May 2018 - 05:26 PM)

Medical reasons.

@  Telly : (16 May 2018 - 12:49 PM)

why?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (15 May 2018 - 04:37 PM)

I can't even go the theater anymore really.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 May 2018 - 03:29 PM)

Personally, I like the short wait. As much as I still enjoy going to the theatre, I also like getting movies at home as soon as possible

@  Bass X0 : (15 May 2018 - 03:12 PM)

Just found out John Mahoney (Martin Crane in Frasier) died earlier this year. That's sad.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 May 2018 - 02:59 PM)

I don't think I'm ever going to get used to the turn around time on new movies making it to home formats.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 May 2018 - 02:37 PM)

Only for Steelbooks and whatnot, anyway

@  Telly : (15 May 2018 - 02:23 PM)

picked up black panther on bluray. walmart had little signs next to the price sticker saying theyre actually limiting copies of it to 2 per customer. ive never seen that on a movie before

@  Steevy Maximus : (14 May 2018 - 03:34 PM)

And I get to keep the vehicle with its 43,130 miles!

@  Steevy Maximus : (14 May 2018 - 03:34 PM)

Cha-CHING! My "total loss" PT Cruiser (with some hail damage from last year with a $4200 repair bill for cosmetic damage) netted me a $6000 payday with a clear title since it is over 10 years old!

@  Locoman : (14 May 2018 - 01:36 PM)

Yes. The authorities have been notified of your predilections. Remain where you are.

@  RichardT1977 : (14 May 2018 - 11:53 AM)

Is it wrong that I want to refer to PotP Inferno's combiner form as Phoenix King?

@  Paladin : (14 May 2018 - 07:33 AM)

more and more i'm starting to wish i'd become an alcoholic years ago.

@  Otaku : (14 May 2018 - 06:31 AM)

The sad thing is that I sometimes think a little social drinking by others puts us on even footing. I'm sure you're all shocked (which emoticon do i use for sarcasm again?) that I'm not good at social situations, and either I clam up or say too much, can't read the room, etc.? XP

@  Nevermore : (14 May 2018 - 12:21 AM)

I don't drink for a variety of reasons. Family alcoholism, can't stand the smell, don't like what it does to people, etc.

@  Waspinator : (13 May 2018 - 11:15 PM)

It's not always other people caring about you not drinking that makes it awkward. You can make yourself feel awkward by not doing something everyone else is doing without anyone even trying to make you do it. Peer pressure doesn't have to be intentional, the desire to fit in can make you do it to yourself.

@  Plokatron : (13 May 2018 - 10:57 PM)

@Pennpenn Same here. I just don't see a need to drink hard stuff even if it's as simple as one sip. Two reasons one I'd probably be as much a lightweight as Doc. Brown and two my uncle was killed in a car wreck due to a drunk driver and I've made a promise to my mother to never drink unless it's very special. I'm even less tolerant of Smoking or chewing Tabaco since my dad had cancer twice due to chewing learned his lesson after he survived round two. And before I get the naysayers on this the doctors specified to him that it was chewing that screwed him up. His genes did have a possible trigger in them that coulc of gone off but according to the docs it only mutated after he started chewing.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (13 May 2018 - 08:06 PM)

I have enough problems with Diabetes messing with me.. Don't need alcohol adding to it. ;)


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#1 Johnny Here

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Posted 25 November 2016 - 11:16 PM

And by that I mean cbr and newsara ma. It seems like they're really interwoven with the actual comics industry. Especially when you have things like weekly interviews with comic professionals.

Comicsalliance seems like they actually try. Would they ever get access to interviews?

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Posted 25 November 2016 - 11:24 PM

No more than most industry news?

 

I mean think about it in the simplest of terms. They depend on comic books in order to have stories and content. Naturally they'd want to publicize positive news about comics so people keep buying them and keep the industry alive. Additionally, the more good press the less they piss off the publishers and the more content and interviews they get.

 

Of course some negative stories are unavoidable, but yes there's going to be a bias towards positive articles, it's just the nature of the beast.


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Posted 25 November 2016 - 11:35 PM

I wasn't aware there was enough progress in cone development to warrant their own news sites...



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Posted 25 November 2016 - 11:36 PM

No more than most industry news?
 
I mean think about it in the simplest of terms. They depend on comic books in order to have stories and content. Naturally they'd want to publicize positive news about comics so people keep buying them and keep the industry alive. Additionally, the more good press the less they piss off the publishers and the more content and interviews they get.
 
Of course some negative stories are unavoidable, but yes there's going to be a bias towards positive articles, it's just the nature of the beast.


Never thought of it that way. But with gaming I feel like it's a little bit more balanced in terms of power, because I read somewhere that game companies hire off of meta critic scores.

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Posted 26 November 2016 - 12:01 AM

Most people running or writing for those types of places do so because they're fans anyway. So unlike a movie reviewer , such as Roger Ebert, who is interested in the craft of making movies regardless of the subject matter, sites like that are going to review niche products like comic and action movies and talk, mostly enthusiastically about that.

 

But there is a sad fact that sometimes, in order to get those review copies and previews, they have to kind of treat them like Biff treated George after Marty got back from 1955 to keep getting them. 



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Posted 26 November 2016 - 02:16 AM

Friends of mine who more regularly read CBR say it has become far more shilly since the recent change of ownership.

 

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Posted 26 November 2016 - 03:16 AM

Most people running or writing for those types of places do so because they're fans anyway. So unlike a movie reviewer, such as Roger Ebert, who is interested in the craft of making movies regardless of the subject matter, sites like that are going to review niche products like comic and action movies and talk, mostly enthusiastically about that.

 

But there is a sad fact that sometimes, in order to get those review copies and previews, they have to kind of treat them like Biff treated George after Marty got back from 1955 to keep getting them. 

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Posted 26 November 2016 - 05:52 AM

At Toonzone, we've lost one or two minor industry contacts by virtue of being honest. There was a retro animation DVD company for instance a few years back for instance who stopped sending us stuff because we wouldn't 'correct' a review in which we rightfully called out a phoned in project.

 

This kind of work does indeed require you to be humble and swallow your pride at times but not all of us are shills and you'll find there are actually companies and individuals in the industry that value and respect that. However some would indeed prefer you suck up, which I'm awful at.



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Posted 26 November 2016 - 02:44 PM

I wouldn't think videogame review sites are any more reliable, I mean when you have a 1-10 rating scale and no games are below a 7... o_O? 



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Posted 28 November 2016 - 03:46 AM

All I'm gonna say is that I had to start "requesting" review copies of D&D books after Sword Coast review that I didn't feel it was worth 40 bucks and was lacking a LOT. Prior to that I got them delivered weeks before launch with stickers and other goodies. 



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Posted 29 November 2016 - 10:59 AM

I tend to get sent less stuff than the folks on the US side. Did get a nice press mailer when Legend of Korra started here, done as a scroll in a high quality tube.

 

Most elaborate I've been sent is all but one of Viewster's short lived Omakase loot boxes. I knew the guy in charge of that because I'd spoken highly of his previous project (Shifty Look, which I know some here didn't care for cause they hired the Lil Formers guy) so we were involved quite early on with that. Got nice stuff like some shirts, hardback Kill La Kill manga and a Senketsu scarf.

 

Awkward occasion was being invited to a closed press event with me and reps for 3 or 4 other outfits and it being ended with the VP leading the presentation saying how much he loved one rep's publication and had nothing to say to the rest of us. That includes a very well known long running UK magazine.



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Posted 29 November 2016 - 08:21 PM

I wouldn't think videogame review sites are any more reliable, I mean when you have a 1-10 rating scale and no games are below a 7... o_O?


To be fair, most of these sites don't even bother reviewing most games that deserve such low scores.

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