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@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 10:54 PM)

If it's seasonal affective disorder, check with your doc about vitamin D supplements.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 December 2019 - 12:46 PM)

That's what I was thinking too, It's the christmas rush and if that's not stressful enough the cold weather can also impact mental health.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 12:41 PM)

Might be a stupid question given the comment, BUT: have you done anything outside the ordinary lately? Might just be a stress reaction.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 December 2019 - 12:29 PM)

I've experienced sleep paralysis with ghostly images and similar things in the past and can snap out of it through moving my fingers. I've definitely hallucinated before and members of both sides of the family have had similar experience, some suffered forms of mental instability in two cases schizophrenia.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 10:47 AM)

So... either a hallucination or night terrors. Are you prone to this kind of thing?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 11:55 PM)

It kept repeating until I sat up.

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 11:54 PM)

I've been up since three and when sheepish I was hallucinating something knocking twice against my bedroom door.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 December 2019 - 06:58 PM)

Then repaint Apeface and Snapdragon as Transmetal Optimus Primal and Megatron. It's crazy enough to work.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (07 December 2019 - 05:32 PM)

Moral imperative.

@  Nevermore : (07 December 2019 - 05:13 PM)

Wishful thinking, rumor or leak?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 04:48 PM)

Snapdragon for Earthrise.

@  TM2-Megatron : (04 December 2019 - 10:22 PM)

Still not the weirdest thing a Nic Cage character has done in a film

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 December 2019 - 04:00 PM)

Couldn't be worse than him pissing fire as Ghost Rider.

@  Rycochet : (04 December 2019 - 03:38 PM)

The Tim Burton Superman Movie is the DC movie we deserve. It would have Nic Cage in a technosuit punching polarbears.

@  Paladin : (04 December 2019 - 02:59 PM)

Wonder Woman was great. Shazam was amazing. Aquaman... exists.

@  RichardT1977 : (04 December 2019 - 01:54 PM)

TBF, Aquaman and Shazam! were pretty good.

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 December 2019 - 01:00 PM)

Not a difficult feat.

@  Benbot : (04 December 2019 - 11:50 AM)

You just put more effort into telling a compelling story than all of WB's execs.

@  Cybersnark : (04 December 2019 - 11:41 AM)

Cue the flashback to Jonathan, reassuring a terrified child: "What you are is never as important as who you are." Cue Superman's response to Brainiac: "I already know who I am."*John Williams fanfare plays*

@  Cybersnark : (04 December 2019 - 11:38 AM)

I don't think we even really need to see Krypton. I'd start with Clark growing up in Kansas, thinking he's normal, and follow him through the development of his powers. There've been enough alternate takes on Krypton that it could actually work as a mystery; is this the pre-Crisis utopia, the sterile science world, or the relic of a fallen empire? Brainiac was there, and he tempts Clark with the knowledge of what he really is.

@  Otaku : (04 December 2019 - 11:12 AM)

First, a Krypton film, ending with baby Kal-El being found on Earth.  Then Supe's early career film, establishing his values... and if Jonothan Kent needs to die, it happens because of something like a heart attack while Clark is savnig folks on the other side of the world.  After we know Clark minimizes property damage and never kills, have Zod & Company show up and force him to make tough choices.

@  Otaku : (04 December 2019 - 11:07 AM)

Man of Steel seems like someone came up with a Superman trilogy and then the execs said "We've got to catch up to Marvel, make it one film!".  I don't mean that based on the film's actual pacing, but because various story beats make more sense to me if they weren't all squished together.

@  Cybersnark : (03 December 2019 - 07:44 PM)

I've been wanting to write a Superman movie trilogy for years; "Man of Steel" (featuring a Terminator-like Brainiac) was going to be first, with "Last Son of Krypton" (featuring the Eradicator) as the sequel and "Man of Tomorrow" (in which Luthor makes his face-heel turn) as the conclusion. Thanks to Snyder I have to re-arrange my titles.

@  Nevermore : (03 December 2019 - 06:15 PM)

I still wish "Man of Steel" had instead been an adaptation of both the John Byrne miniseries of the same name and the Jeph Loeb/Tim Sale miniseries "Superman For All Seasons".

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (03 December 2019 - 04:42 PM)

A take I just read: Man of Steel is shot with such a lack of lighting that it is easier to discern what is going on in a porn film.

@  Maximus Ambus : (03 December 2019 - 12:20 PM)

Making Soylant is harder then it looks, it's not like the movies, you have to keep whacking and hacking at the ingredient, it'll scream and fight, maybe bite but eventually it will go down.

@  Paladin : (03 December 2019 - 11:48 AM)

varies from person to person.

@  Benbot : (03 December 2019 - 11:34 AM)

It's an acquired taste

@  CORVUS : (03 December 2019 - 11:17 AM)

Soylent? Its pretty awful.

@  unluckiness : (03 December 2019 - 02:49 AM)

Depends on your denomination of Christianity

@  Patch : (02 December 2019 - 05:52 PM)

@Benbot Do they have a soy-free version? Like maybe just "Lent?"

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 December 2019 - 02:03 PM)

Just occurred to me 'Autobot' Megatron happened in Target 2006.

@  Benbot : (02 December 2019 - 11:48 AM)

have you tried Soylent? It's pretty good! https://soylent.com/

@  Paladin : (02 December 2019 - 10:01 AM)

i prefer free-range human usually. pain in the ass to hunt though...

@  TheMightyMol... : (02 December 2019 - 09:42 AM)

If your human is all bones, you may have purchased a skeleton by accident. Contact your grocer to inquire about exhange policies.

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 December 2019 - 09:31 AM)

Vegans are categorised as human therefore just fall under Soylant, they are usually all bones.

@  wonko the sane? : (01 December 2019 - 04:47 PM)

Cause... that latter one is technically all burgers anyway.

@  wonko the sane? : (01 December 2019 - 04:46 PM)

So... a burger made without meat, or a burger made with the meat taken from a vegan?

@  Maximus Ambus : (01 December 2019 - 04:22 PM)

I had a vegan burger last week, this week I'll give a vegan steak a shot.

@  wonko the sane? : (30 November 2019 - 12:37 PM)

a proper paradox would have broken the board. Nice try though.

@  Maximus Ambus : (30 November 2019 - 01:47 AM)

This shout is empty.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (30 November 2019 - 12:01 AM)

I've got the admit. tubi tv is great. It's got a lot of stuff.. Including Super Sentai.

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 November 2019 - 10:35 PM)

There is frankly no better place to (legally) find schlock on the internet for free than Tubi TV

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 November 2019 - 10:33 PM)

It's got all the graphic violence and gratuitous nudity a late 80s OVA should have.

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 November 2019 - 10:32 PM)

Available for free with ads on Tubi TV.

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 November 2019 - 10:32 PM)

It's "Goku: Midnight Eye". Originally produced in the late 80s, it apparently wasn't dubbed until the late 90s given Steve Blum was the lead.

@  wonko the sane? : (29 November 2019 - 06:38 PM)

The description makes it sound like some high grade, mid 80's shlock. Which, frankly, is my groove.

@  TheMightyMol... : (29 November 2019 - 12:37 PM)

Was wondering how long it would take someone to ask.

@  wonko the sane? : (29 November 2019 - 09:58 AM)

okay, it's been like two days so far: what anime is this, cause I'm dying to know.

@  Steevy Maximus : (27 November 2019 - 09:23 PM)

You know you're in for a good time when an old anime starts with a crime lord uses roller skates in his cybernetic legs to skate down the side of the building, launches to a dock and into a getaway boat.


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#41 Internet Jesus

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Posted 27 April 2017 - 06:10 PM

It's because I've been reading from the start and it's frustrating that people like Rich Johnston didn't read the whole thing and reported things for Clickbait.

 

Man, I just like good stories and things getting twisted around like this is just frustrating. They explain everything like I showed in my imgur folder.

 

You know what else from Marvel is good right now?

Ultimates 2.

 

That's the stuff. Good ol' Cosmic Marvel always cheers me up.


But in the current, digitized world, trivial information is accumulating every second, preserved in all its triteness. Never fading, always accessible. Rumors about petty issues, misinterpretations, slander... All this junk data preserved in an unfiltered state, growing at an alarming rate. It will only slow down social progress, reduce the rate of evolution. You seem to think that our plan is one of censorship. What we propose to do is not to control content, but to create context.


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Posted 27 April 2017 - 06:49 PM

I don't care really enough to dig deep into the books. If I did I'd probably be reading them.

The Hydraverse being real is an awful idea, sure, but whether it's the case or not its kinda irrelivant to me on some level. Really the whole tone and concept behind the story is just antithetical to what I want out of my superhero comics. I just dislike the whole concept of a year plus of Cap as a secret terrible fascist villain who manipulates everyone, betrays them and takes over the US. Just yuck. Especially given current world events. The "let's pretend they're not Nazi's in every way that matters" stuff, the confluence of unfortunate to outright offensive themes, and Spencer's ridiculous online hoopla only reinforce that already strong distaste.

I'm very happy all the Marvel Comics I love right now: Squirrel Girl, Moon Girl, Wasp, Silver Surfer and Monsters Unleashed are staying the heck away from the whole thing. There are a few books I had an interest in that I'm now actively not buying until this thing is over and past.


-ZacWilliam, on a positive Marvel note, 1) yes I've heard Ultimate continues to be really good. and 2) the Monsters Unleashed event didn't do much for me but the first issue of the ongoing was wonderful and pretty much exactly what I do want from a Marvel comic.

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Posted 27 April 2017 - 10:36 PM

Good ol' Cosmic Marvel always cheers me up.

 

Eeeeyup.

Bendis is off the Guardians, Gamora and Thanos are still excellent. Nova is circling the drain, which is really unfortunate, but I'll take three out of four things to be happy about in Marvel comics. Especially right now.



#44 Internet Jesus

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Posted 27 April 2017 - 10:55 PM

Al Ewing is at his best right now on Ultimates. He's the continuity wizard that Slott used to be.

Dude just explained in the new Ultimates issue that the Celestial that showed up at the beginning of Civil War II was a Dark Celestial in his current who-chained-Eternity storyline. And basically gave us the origin of the Celestials, to boot.

He also sprinkled in some Malibu Ego Gem stuff as well as tying in some New Universe stuff. Ultimates is far and away my favorite Marvel book right now and I hope they leave Ewing's titles alone.

Edited by Internet Jesus, 27 April 2017 - 11:01 PM.

But in the current, digitized world, trivial information is accumulating every second, preserved in all its triteness. Never fading, always accessible. Rumors about petty issues, misinterpretations, slander... All this junk data preserved in an unfiltered state, growing at an alarming rate. It will only slow down social progress, reduce the rate of evolution. You seem to think that our plan is one of censorship. What we propose to do is not to control content, but to create context.


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Posted 27 April 2017 - 11:05 PM

And look at the cast. Captain Marvel is the only white person on the team. America Chavez is 5000% more charming in this book than her own title. Everyone is written masterfully. COSMIC MARVEL. And Galactus is a supporting character.

Ultimates is written well, the art is on point, and it's mostly free from Event bullshit. And even if it gets dragged into them, Ewing does it seamlessly.
And look at the cast. Captain Marvel is the only white person on the team. America Chavez is 5000% more charming in this book than her own title. Everyone is written masterfully. COSMIC MARVEL. And Galactus is a supporting character.

Ultimates is written well, the art is on point, and it's mostly free from Event bullshit. And even if it gets dragged into them, Ewing does it seamlessly.

This is what I want out of Marvel.

But in the current, digitized world, trivial information is accumulating every second, preserved in all its triteness. Never fading, always accessible. Rumors about petty issues, misinterpretations, slander... All this junk data preserved in an unfiltered state, growing at an alarming rate. It will only slow down social progress, reduce the rate of evolution. You seem to think that our plan is one of censorship. What we propose to do is not to control content, but to create context.


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Posted 28 April 2017 - 06:37 AM

I read the first Ewing Ultimates series and enjoyed the first half, but Civil War II ruined it for me. When I picked up a new issue to find out the team had broken up in another comic, I gave up - Ewing has a history of bending events to make them work for him, a high tide that raises all boats, but this wasn't one of those times. I decided I wouldn't be coming back for Ultimates 2 in single issues. But I will grab the trade in a sale at some point. 


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#47 Internet Jesus

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Posted 28 April 2017 - 12:16 PM

The break up is pretty much a ruse. They officially are back together in the current issue.

Give it a shot. Some really, really big stuff happened in the past couple issues.

But in the current, digitized world, trivial information is accumulating every second, preserved in all its triteness. Never fading, always accessible. Rumors about petty issues, misinterpretations, slander... All this junk data preserved in an unfiltered state, growing at an alarming rate. It will only slow down social progress, reduce the rate of evolution. You seem to think that our plan is one of censorship. What we propose to do is not to control content, but to create context.


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Posted 04 May 2017 - 01:04 AM

I kinda love that Marvel had to basically come out and say "Secret Empire doesn't matter, real Cap will be back soon!" just to try and quell fan outrage.


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Posted 04 May 2017 - 07:36 AM

What did they say?

 

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Posted 04 May 2017 - 08:12 AM

What did they say?
 
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At Marvel, we want to assure all of our fans that we hear your concerns about aligning Captain America with Hydra and we politely ask you to allow the story to unfold before coming to any conclusion.
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Posted 04 May 2017 - 09:12 AM

So basically the Internet Jesus way of trying to address concerns, got it.


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Posted 04 May 2017 - 06:14 PM

It's infuriating that so many readers can somehow fail to realise that this is one story in a decades-long serial where literally everything is transient and reliant on the whims of the current editors and writers, who will always be a short-term part of the narrative, regularly replaced by new teams with different takes who change, remove and retcon whatever suits them. OBVIOUSLY this isn't the ongoing status quo until the end of time.

 

I'm not saying this whole thing isn't stupid and/or badly handled, but it's one story arc. It will come and go. Even if it ends with "and this was the truest facts, forever" we can be certain that it will be swept away soon enough. How can any person who has been reading comics for longer than this story has existed not know that? And if you dislike it enough to stop reading, that's fine -- you can go back to your old trades or floppies and cocoon yourself in a safer time. It's obviously okay to vote with your wallet and say "thanks Marvel, I'm out til this garbage is done".

 

But it would be sad if the message they get from all this controversy is "don't bother trying to tell stories where anything actually happens", I guess.


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Posted 04 May 2017 - 06:39 PM


Nobody intelligent or into comics for even a year or two EVER imagined this was in any way perminent.

That's not the problem people have with it at all. The actual problems include distaste in the whole concept even as a temporary thing, offense at the tone deaf ideas/defenses from Marvel, and general event fatigue, among other things.


-ZacWilliam, for myself, in a world where our government is disgusting as today I don't want a book about Cap being disgusting, even if he loses/is rescued at ending.
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Posted 05 May 2017 - 05:18 PM

My problem comes with: Agents of Shield already did this in the framework. And better


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Posted 06 May 2017 - 01:51 AM

Nobody intelligent or into comics for even a year or two EVER imagined this was in any way perminent.

That's not the problem people have with it at all. The actual problems include distaste in the whole concept even as a temporary thing, offense at the tone deaf ideas/defenses from Marvel, and general event fatigue, among other things.


-ZacWilliam, for myself, in a world where our government is disgusting as today I don't want a book about Cap being disgusting, even if he loses/is rescued at ending.


It sounds to me like the folks at Marvel has basically forgotten that comics were ultimately meant to be escapism, with the bulk of the readership coming back to get a few minutes' respite from the real world.

I've only found a few people who like the current arc; the rest are ready for it to be done with.

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 07:11 PM

https://heatst.com/e...-to-poor-sales/

 

How is it that a comic featuring Black Panther, Luke Cage, *and* Storm can fail so badly as to be cancelled two issues in? 



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Posted 16 May 2017 - 07:22 PM

Putting Storm and Black Panther together again is probably a bad start as far as some readers are concerned. And really, how many Black Panther books did Marvel think the market would carry?! 

 

Regardless, this is sad. Is Marvel right about diversity and social issues suddenly becoming sales killers? That's a pretty shitty position for us to be in.


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Posted 16 May 2017 - 07:45 PM

So, umm. Some spoilers for Secret Empire #2.

 

Spoiler

 

What.


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Posted 16 May 2017 - 08:17 PM

I'm not quite sure, but is it bad that I kinda dig it?

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 08:18 PM

It's actually a Secret Invasion sequel and everyone's a Skrull?


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