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@  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

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (06 November 2019 - 12:29 PM)

I recently attended a talk on Samhain and its associated mythology by a professor from Limerick.

@  Otaku : (06 November 2019 - 11:49 AM)

Trunk or Treats have become more popular because it is supposed to be safer, and even if it isn't, it just tends to be easier for the Trick-or-Treaters.

@  wonko the sane? : (06 November 2019 - 11:00 AM)

That's okay: between ever more extreme weather, ever more violent society, and general paranoia of parents: halloweens not doing to well out here either.

@  Anonymous X : (06 November 2019 - 09:30 AM)

We used to have Bonfire Night here in the UK as our thing instead of Halloween... It's withered away for the most part. Halloween used to be the strange American tradition you knew of from ET or various cartoons

@  TheMightyMol... : (06 November 2019 - 06:33 AM)

So that's why I never get invited anywhere.

@  Otaku : (05 November 2019 - 12:36 PM)

@Bass X0 Are we talking about the quality of the costumes or their subject matter?  The former is a natural result of cosplay growing less and less niche over the decades.  The latter isn't new; mass produced stuff is at least as old as you or I and are we sure no one dressed as a cowboy or astronaut or whatever in the 1950's?  Monsters weren't allowed at certain parties, strange as it sounds. XP

@  Benbot : (05 November 2019 - 12:23 PM)

is the quick reply broken for anyone else or is it just me?

@  Pinkcolliebot : (05 November 2019 - 11:30 AM)

Announcement! TF Roll Out Short Gotta Go Fast! Storyboard in the works! Green lit Real Soon.


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#1601 LBD "Nytetrayn"

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Posted 30 May 2019 - 07:04 AM

Ok, my friend told me the Darkwing Duck episode is a standalone ep so I went and watched it.

Duck me, that was FANTASTIC! I was screaming with glee at mostly everything I can remember homaging the original.

- Sidekick? Wow.
- Breaking in was like the 4th wall OG DW ep when Bushroot was going to replace him as an environmentally friendly character on TV.
- the art work was so classic tv version! I love it!
- the Captain America ness had me wanting him to stop. Too much.
- the sign? I knew it!
- duck me, the ending?!? Even the person responsible is correct! I almost didn't chain the clue that I saw. Holy cow, the writing is soooo good!

The weird thing tho, for me, was the action. I... don't recall that much martial arts or violence that ... makes contact in the original? It wasn't cartoon violence during the hand to hand.

Ok, now who the hex is that female? I don't recall that person appearing in the OG show. I think? Maybe she's a comic thing?

Maaaan, I want so want a Darkwing Show to happen!


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Posted 30 May 2019 - 08:29 AM

Launchpad has everything on VHS too. Which is kind of telling of the time the show aired.

 

VHS was really used to record TV shows from the early 1980s up until the mid-2000s when Tivo and DVRs finally became a thing. So sometime between that time frame.


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Posted 30 May 2019 - 09:08 AM

Ok, my friend told me the Darkwing Duck episode is a standalone ep so I went and watched it.

Duck me, that was FANTASTIC! I was screaming with glee at mostly everything I can remember homaging the original.

- Sidekick? Wow.
- Breaking in was like the 4th wall OG DW ep when Bushroot was going to replace him as an environmentally friendly character on TV.
- the art work was so classic tv version! I love it!
- the Captain America ness had me wanting him to stop. Too much.
- the sign? I knew it!
- duck me, the ending?!? Even the person responsible is correct! I almost didn't chain the clue that I saw. Holy cow, the writing is soooo good!

The weird thing tho, for me, was the action. I... don't recall that much martial arts or violence that ... makes contact in the original? It wasn't cartoon violence during the hand to hand.

Ok, now who the hex is that female? I don't recall that person appearing in the OG show. I think? Maybe she's a comic thing?

Maaaan, I want so want a Darkwing Show to happen!

...female?

--LBD "Nytetrayn"

I'm assuming they mean the action figure villain, Hot Couture. The writers revealed in an interview that's a new character because if they only ever got to write 1 Darkwing episode they weren't passing up the chance to make a new villain.

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Posted 30 May 2019 - 10:25 AM

Darkwing strikes me as the kind of show that was probably decently popular with kids but not enough to get any kind of proper conclusion. Note that barely anyone seems interested in the signing at the start of the episode and Drake mentions being picked on as a kid for being a fan. Compare that to something in real life like Power Rangers which was a juggernaut and the leads can still pull in a crowd when they do signings. Jim also seems annoyed that the only audience he gets is 30 somethings who gush about what the show meant to them and gets excited when he sees Dewey believing it's someone younger getting into his work. Clearly this was Jim's one and only starring role and his narcissist enough to ride it whilst lamenting his moment in the spotlight was in some kid's show barely anyone remembers.



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Posted 31 May 2019 - 03:02 AM

Ok, my friend told me the Darkwing Duck episode is a standalone ep so I went and watched it.

Duck me, that was FANTASTIC! I was screaming with glee at mostly everything I can remember homaging the original.

- Sidekick? Wow.
- Breaking in was like the 4th wall OG DW ep when Bushroot was going to replace him as an environmentally friendly character on TV.
- the art work was so classic tv version! I love it!
- the Captain America ness had me wanting him to stop. Too much.
- the sign? I knew it!
- duck me, the ending?!? Even the person responsible is correct! I almost didn't chain the clue that I saw. Holy cow, the writing is soooo good!

The weird thing tho, for me, was the action. I... don't recall that much martial arts or violence that ... makes contact in the original? It wasn't cartoon violence during the hand to hand.

Ok, now who the hex is that female? I don't recall that person appearing in the OG show. I think? Maybe she's a comic thing?

Maaaan, I want so want a Darkwing Show to happen!

...female?

--LBD "Nytetrayn"
I'm assuming they mean the action figure villain, Hot Couture. The writers revealed in an interview that's a new character because if they only ever got to write 1 Darkwing episode they weren't passing up the chance to make a new villain.

Yeah, I meant Haut Couture, spelling. So she IS new! I want to read the interview. Got a link?

Oh, yeah, I was amazed when Jim Starling was excited to see a young fan. That made me happy since it showed that he cared for children (well, children liking his show. But still!). Of course, I didn't know what was going to happen later but then, at the start, I thought Jim Starling was a great guy.

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Posted 31 May 2019 - 10:55 PM

Finally got around to the DW ep, and also The Outlaw Scrooge McDuck which we had somehow skipped.

The former was solid, though it didn't really wow me - although Launchpad quoting the theme song got me pretty hard.

But the latter was superb. I went in thinking flashback, ugh. Probably pretty dull. But no! Goldie, a Cabrera, time-travelling Gyro? Brilliant. Loved it.

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Posted 05 June 2019 - 12:39 AM

So there's a Darkwing toy made in the style of the original show. He'd fit with the original Launchpad.

Is there word about a new Darkwing and Negaduck toy? There's new Gizmo Duck toy but not an original Gizmo Duck toy, right?

(What's the short hand term for the new series vs old? Neo and OG?)

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Posted 06 June 2019 - 02:29 PM

I've just been using Nu and 87



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Posted 06 June 2019 - 02:57 PM

I don't think "87" works for Darkwing Duck, though.


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Posted 06 June 2019 - 03:06 PM

true.. you could use DA for disney afternoon?



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Posted 07 June 2019 - 11:57 PM

Well, whichever the name, I'm getting toy Darkwing, Launchpad and Gizmo with the OG DA style. I'll pick up a NU Launchpad once we're sure there's a NU Darkwing to go with him.

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Posted 11 June 2019 - 08:30 AM

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Posted 11 June 2019 - 08:46 PM

WHAT is THAT because WOW


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Posted 12 June 2019 - 12:32 AM

That's awesome!

So Gyro in the back and Della in the front?

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 08:37 AM

What?


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Posted 13 June 2019 - 05:25 PM

I just had a 4 year old recognise Darkwing Duck on my shirt! That made my week.

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Posted 13 June 2019 - 11:33 PM

That's awesome!

So Gyro in the back and Della in the front?

 

 

What?

 

I think Fero was asking if Gyro is on the back of the box and Della is on the front. I think that's the case given this close up picture.

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From what the creator says on the deviantart page: "Inside each box is licorice gum, stickers, buttons and four tiny, itty-bitty Della Duck comics!"

 

They say they can't sell them though because Disney, so I don't know how you get one. I just know they plan to display these at their artist booth at conventions.


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Posted 29 June 2019 - 11:23 PM

Speaking of the theme song, aside from the obvious changes made to the last line of the song, has anyone else noticed that this show's version of the theme song slightly changed the lyrics from the original version?

 

Specifically, the original line of "D-D-D-Danger! Watch behind you!" is now "D-D-D-Danger lurks behind you!"


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I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 30 June 2019 - 02:34 AM

Yes. It is inexplicable and infuriating! DESTROY FELICIA BARTON

Well, it's not really a big deal, but I'd love to know why they changed it.

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