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@  Pennpenn : (21 January 2019 - 05:12 PM)

I was going to say I'd rather the one where it was Nathan Fillion, but on looking up his name to make sure it was spelled correctly I found out he recently featured as Nathan Drake in a recent Uncharted live action short film, so...

@  Patch : (21 January 2019 - 04:53 PM)

"I'm going to steal... the... Declaration... of Independence"

@  Patch : (21 January 2019 - 04:52 PM)

What's the universe where William Shatner starred in National Treasure?

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 January 2019 - 02:32 PM)

Woah.

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 January 2019 - 02:30 PM)

He also played Neo in the Matrix on Earth 645

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 January 2019 - 01:01 PM)

And here I didn't think The Lost World could get worse. Thanks, I hate it.

@  Xellos : (21 January 2019 - 12:43 PM)

Ian Malcom: Dinosaur Detective

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 January 2019 - 08:37 AM)

In another universe Jim Carrey played Ian Malcolm in Jurassic Park, he ruined the tone of the first but saved the second.

@  ZakuConvoy : (20 January 2019 - 07:42 PM)

His one shots and two or three parters are great. But...Dark Age got a little long in the tooth. Not bad, but not my favorite.

@  ZakuConvoy : (20 January 2019 - 07:40 PM)

For me, it's less the delay, and more that Astro City is always best in smaller chunks. The longer story arcs (which is what the OGNs sound like they're aiming for), while not bad, are far from the high points of the series.

@  Nevermore : (20 January 2019 - 07:52 AM)

The recent ongoing series didn't start until what, 2013?

@  Nevermore : (20 January 2019 - 07:51 AM)

Then was continued as a five-issue mini-series ("Local Heroes"), then came a 16-issue maxi-series ("The Dark Age"), plus a couple of standalone specials and two-parters...

@  Nevermore : (20 January 2019 - 07:50 AM)

It started out as a series, but due to Busiek's health problems (?), it was put on hold after six issues, then got relaunched with a new #1, had several delays (again because of Busiek's health issues), was discontinued after #22...

@  Nevermore : (20 January 2019 - 07:49 AM)

I don't get why people are making such a big deal out of Astro City becoming a series of graphic novels now. I mean, it's not like it's always been a steady ongoing series.

@  Nevermore : (17 January 2019 - 08:19 PM)

I'm also only reading the trades. So I'm still missing... two volumes that are currently only available as hardcovers? Three?

@  Trpodeca : (17 January 2019 - 06:22 PM)

Astro City is great. Since I only read the trades, there probably won't be a big change for me.

@  ZakuConvoy : (17 January 2019 - 05:34 PM)

I have. Great series. Hopefully the transition to OGNs will be a smooth one.

@  Nevermore : (17 January 2019 - 07:20 AM)

Anyone here reading Kurt Busiek's Astro City?

@  Verity Carlo : (16 January 2019 - 01:12 PM)

https://sites.google...ations---part-1awwwww shit

@  Benbot : (16 January 2019 - 12:36 PM)

Remember the Noid? He steals pizzas!

@  Steevy Maximus : (16 January 2019 - 10:47 AM)

That said, the old "Nester" character from Nintendo Power IS owned by Nintendo, and I could see a homage in there

@  Steevy Maximus : (16 January 2019 - 10:46 AM)

Because technically DiC created the character, Nintendo does not own him.

@  Paladin : (16 January 2019 - 10:28 AM)

sidebar- why is "Captain N" not in Smash yet? that seems like such an easy option.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 January 2019 - 09:18 AM)

The 90's mario cartoons had exactly three character aspects to work with: fat, italian and plumber. He wasn't exactly wrenching pipes in every episode, so they had to do something...

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 January 2019 - 07:31 AM)

It's in another castle.

@  unluckiness : (16 January 2019 - 06:24 AM)

i HOpE sHe mADe LotSA SPAGHETTI

@  Locoman : (16 January 2019 - 06:17 AM)

Mario, wherever you are, HEEEEEEEELP!

@  unluckiness : (16 January 2019 - 06:07 AM)

That's Mama Luigi to you, Mario *wheeze*

@  Pennpenn : (16 January 2019 - 02:24 AM)

It's too hot here.

@  Echowarrior : (15 January 2019 - 11:03 PM)

I liked the Super Mario Brothers Super Show the best myself.

@  Sabrblade : (15 January 2019 - 10:35 PM)

There's always the three Mario cartoons DiC made back in the 80s.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 09:48 PM)

So they could make a show that everyone would scream was an adventure time knockoff? I get what you're saying, but I can't see it being well received.

@  Sean Whitmore : (15 January 2019 - 08:47 PM)

The fact that Adventure Time was on the air for 8 years and at no point did Nintendo hand the creators a large sack of money and say, "Please make a Mario thing for us" will forever anger me.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 07:03 PM)

There was so much awesome put into design and conception of the super mario bros. movie, and it didn't even need the branding: but it wouldn't have made it to the screen without the branding.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 January 2019 - 06:56 PM)

Many aspects of it have stuck in my memory, though. The boots, the devolution ray, the aesthetic of the dinosaur city

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 January 2019 - 06:55 PM)

I had no idea there was another Mario Bros. movie coming out, though. Doubt it'll top the first one, it was just so bizarre

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 January 2019 - 06:55 PM)

They already act a bit like minions; they just aren't stupid

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 05:35 PM)

The trouble is: I honestly can't decide if making them minions would be better or worse than the continuously shrill voices they've used for the last 20 years.

@  Paladin : (15 January 2019 - 05:27 PM)

hope everyone's ready for Toads to look, act & sound like the Minions forever...

@  Lancer : (15 January 2019 - 04:54 PM)

I mean, considering Illumination is making the new Mario movie, Super Mario Bros. 1993 won't be the worst Mario movie anymore

@  Sabrblade : (15 January 2019 - 04:36 PM)

"Sir, your pizza's here." "Not now!"

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 04:28 PM)

Actually, yeah. I think I need to watch it again. Great movie.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 January 2019 - 03:44 PM)

It's a fun movie with amazing sets. As long as you don't try to connect it to anything else Mario, it's fine.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 January 2019 - 03:38 PM)

Damn, I haven't thought about the Super Mario Bros. feature film in forever. Need to watch it again, soon; I can only imagine it gets better with time.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 January 2019 - 03:21 PM)

Re:Zero is a fantastic series.

@  ▲ndrusi : (15 January 2019 - 03:10 PM)

Yeah it's not a bad concept, it's just that lately the term is associated with "I, a Loser Everyman, Woke Up In a Generic Fantasy Setting Where I'm Super Special So Now Girls Orbit Me"

@  Sabrblade : (15 January 2019 - 12:59 PM)

So too is the old Super Mario Bros movie

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 12:28 PM)

I went and looked up the term "isekai"... that's not actually as bad as I thought it was going to be.

@  ▲ndrusi : (15 January 2019 - 12:19 PM)

I'm not sure, but the cartoon segments of The Super Mario Bros. Super Show are.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 January 2019 - 12:12 PM)

Wait. A. Minute. Is Blaster Master an isekai?


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#261 Shrug

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 08:26 AM

I think I need to re-read this already.  I'm jonesing for another hit.



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Posted 10 January 2018 - 08:51 AM

I still need to finish Trigger Warnings onward sometime.

Of what I've read, they were very well written, but the bleak tone and the fact that so many characters are just completely awful people kinda took a toll on me.

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 09:04 AM

Well, I started with the story right after it, and I it and the following had very likeable characters.

 

If nothing else, skip to Cultural Appropriation. It's got the most heroic cast I'd say.



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Posted 10 January 2018 - 09:42 AM

Headcanon: the Predacon Squidhead was very annoyed when he had to trade in his flying vehicle form for an aquatic beast upgrade.


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Posted 10 January 2018 - 01:11 PM

I still need to finish Trigger Warnings onward sometime.
Of what I've read, they were very well written, but the bleak tone and the fact that so many characters are just completely awful people kinda took a toll on me.


I've only skimmed through a few early ones, but this. I've no doubt it's all well-written and compelling, and the worldbuilding from what I gather via wiki synopses is amazing. It's just that it comes across as so... DOUR. Which, of course, comes with the whole setting and circumstances. It's like when I read through Eugenesis in that regard. It was riveting in parts but emotionally draining.


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Posted 10 January 2018 - 01:31 PM

 

I still need to finish Trigger Warnings onward sometime.
Of what I've read, they were very well written, but the bleak tone and the fact that so many characters are just completely awful people kinda took a toll on me.


I've only skimmed through a few early ones, but this. I've no doubt it's all well-written and compelling, and the worldbuilding from what I gather via wiki synopses is amazing. It's just that it comes across as so... DOUR. Which, of course, comes with the whole setting and circumstances. It's like when I read through Eugenesis in that regard. It was riveting in parts but emotionally draining.

 

I'll sympathize with the dourness making it a bit of a challenge to get through, as who really wants to read something that's going to make you feel depressed? But, what made it work for me is how it was all overcome in the end for the better. I feel that suffering and struggle can ultimately make the happy ending feel more earned and satisfying if it all serves to make the characters better and stronger as people when they surpass the gloominess for a brighter and more uplifting end result.


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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 10 January 2018 - 01:56 PM

Thing is, I'm not sure I actually want a better future for any of the characters? Basically everyone on both sides, bar a handful of "hapless nobody" types and, I dunno, Hot Rod, is an awful war criminal.

I forget who it was that was advocating the extinction of the species (Fort Max? Trypticon?), but I definitely found myself rooting for that point of view.

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 02:02 PM

The characters do get more likeable as the stories go on. Ser-Ket and the main characters from Burning Bridges get more focus, Wolfang is a noble anti-hero, Scorponok is a good guy who fell in with a bad crowd...


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Posted 10 January 2018 - 02:15 PM

Also the crew of the Dinosaur. Magmatron, Guiledart, Crazybolt, and Bazooka specifically.



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Posted 10 January 2018 - 02:23 PM

Yeah, the BWN guys were nice. Intersectionality is definitely one of my favourites from what I've read.

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 03:23 PM

Honestly, Intersectionality wasn't memorable at all to me. I should probably reread it.

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 04:03 PM

Yeah, the BWN guys were nice. Intersectionality is definitely one of my favourites from what I've read.

Things get even better for those guys. 


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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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 10 January 2018 - 07:07 PM

BW:U was consistently dour, sure. But that made every triumph all the sweeter. And I don't think it was a lazy kind of dourness, either, but a very real and considered dourness. They didn't set out to write a depressing story, but the reality of the situation and concepts they were dealing with made things that way.

BW:U was a story entrenched in factions, but at the same time it made the individuals within those factions complicated. Not All Megatrons are pure evil, but they all seem to do a lot of bad stuff. I don't know, sure there are quite a few characters we're not supposed to sympathise with at all, but I think the story goes to lengths to ensure we connect with them on some level. And there are just as many characters with nary a black mark to their names.

With the way LL is spinning its wheels I feel confident in the assertion that BW:U is the best TF story ever told - and, if you look past the acid-rain, it is quintessentially a Transformers story at its heart and that's special. You couldn't tell a story like this any other way. Don't skip bits, give it the time and it will reward you.

That's just some of my thoughts on the matter anyway, I feel like BW:U doesn't nearly get the readers it deserves.

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 09:49 PM

As far as "good guys" go, Cheetor and Preditron struck me as pretty heroic all-around.



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Posted 11 January 2018 - 03:39 AM

I still need to finish Trigger Warnings onward sometime.
Of what I've read, they were very well written, but the bleak tone and the fact that so many characters are just completely awful people kinda took a toll on me.

I've only skimmed through a few early ones, but this. I've no doubt it's all well-written and compelling, and the worldbuilding from what I gather via wiki synopses is amazing. It's just that it comes across as so... DOUR. Which, of course, comes with the whole setting and circumstances. It's like when I read through Eugenesis in that regard. It was riveting in parts but emotionally draining.

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 03:58 PM

I think I need to re-read this already.  I'm jonesing for another hit.

 

Taking a page out of Wolfang's playbook, eh? I can respect that. :)


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#277 Sabrblade

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Posted 18 January 2018 - 02:07 PM

 


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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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 18 January 2018 - 02:09 PM

One more:

 


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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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 18 January 2018 - 03:57 PM

Now that's pretty.

#280 Sabrblade

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Posted 18 January 2018 - 04:07 PM

Not sure how I feel about Quickstrike being made from Scoop, though.


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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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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