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@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 08:48 AM)

Depends on how you're eating it.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (12 December 2019 - 01:40 AM)

Havarti, without a doubt.

@  Greebtron : (12 December 2019 - 01:28 AM)

Not Don, thanks. I'd like a writer who actually cares enough to do the job properly

@  Benbot : (11 December 2019 - 09:34 PM)

What's your favorite cheese? I'm not sure, but it's hard to beat muenster.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 December 2019 - 05:10 PM)

Man I wish IDW could do a season 2.5 with a few writers like Michael Charles Hill or Donald F Glut or Paul Davids involved.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 December 2019 - 04:33 PM)

They were looking for Skids, but the animators forgot he existed again.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 December 2019 - 02:58 PM)

He regrouped with Omega Supreme, the Dinobots, Skyfire and the Protectobots.

@  Benbot : (11 December 2019 - 08:20 AM)

Did he get infected with the rest of the Autobots or did he smartly remain off-planet?

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 December 2019 - 05:38 AM)

He really just went to the beach for a couple of days, then called it in. Who's gonna follow up on it?

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 December 2019 - 05:05 AM)

Anyone really believe Cosmos searched far enough for more ingredient for Corrostop?

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

Oh, we are pretty good at "forgetting" about that. Insisting on sending people home on their overtime, THEN suddenly rushing to do the "backlog" stuff when it's really overdue.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 December 2019 - 05:43 PM)

I've yet to find an organization which didn't have a backlog of "stuff" that needs to be done, but isn't important enough to put on the schedule proper.

@  TM2-Megatron : (10 December 2019 - 05:01 PM)

I'm sure most good/bad (depending on your POV) bosses would be able to find something for the worker to do, in most cases, even if it's spending 8 hours pretending to push a broom around

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (10 December 2019 - 04:39 PM)

Still better than American jobs. x.x;

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 December 2019 - 11:10 AM)

I'm pretty sure you've already mentioned this before. Especially that last one.

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2019 - 11:05 AM)

That can be fun if you're strong-willed enough. "Hey, you want to go home? Overtime reduction, there's nothing to do..." - "Nah, not today. I want to work."

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2019 - 11:04 AM)

This applies to the field of work as well. Meaning, your boss orders you to show up for a full shift, you show up on time and are absolutely willing to work, and then your boss realizes he has no work for you, your boss has to pay you for a full shift even if you don't work at all.

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2019 - 11:03 AM)

Fun fact: German law has a concept named "default in acceptance", which postulates that if there is a "service for payment" contract, the party that should provide the service correctly offers their due service, and the party that should pay fails to accept the service within due time, the second party still has to pay the first party even if there was no service delivered.

@  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.


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Posted 07 July 2017 - 11:27 PM

Not sure I get the whole 4 eps is a season thing but I did like it

 

Netflix orginal animation tends to have short seasons, unless its made in Flash or CGI like the Dreamworks series. Like "F is for Family"'s first season is only 6 episodes long. Even season 2 of 7 Deadly is only 4 episodes. 


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Posted 08 July 2017 - 02:45 AM

This was actually pretty good.  Imagine Universe of Castlevania (barely), the style of Vampire Hunter D, and the violence and gore of Game of Thrones. The music fit so well, I didn't even notice it.


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Posted 08 July 2017 - 04:55 AM

I am looking forward to seeing this. I haven't got into a Castlevania game since the NES days, but that trailer was awesome!

 

So you skipped Super Castlevania IV and Symphony of the Night but this is what brings you back?


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Posted 08 July 2017 - 06:11 AM

Yes. Me too.

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Posted 08 July 2017 - 06:43 AM

Overall, i liked it. If this it for now. Its gonna be a long wait for season 2, since this flowed more like the beginning of a story, cutting off just as you get going. Still, it certainly makes you want more.

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Posted 08 July 2017 - 09:20 PM

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Posted 09 July 2017 - 01:19 AM

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That's what I gathered from Symphony of the Night.

 

It'll be interesting if they adapt SotN in a future season...


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Posted 09 July 2017 - 05:03 AM

Having never played any Castlevania games before the Lords of Shadow series. Robert Carlyle is an awesome voice to have for the character he plays.

I wish there could have been a third part, but Konamis gone pachinko so...

Anyway. Having never really seen this take on Dracula, it was a surprisingly different start.

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Posted 09 July 2017 - 05:27 AM

I've only watched the first episode but I really, really love their take on Dracula. I don't know how much is pure Castlevania and how much Ellis brings, but I like it. Big Dracula fan; he's a dude who shows up all over the place and he's so often rubbish in one way or another, or all.

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Posted 09 July 2017 - 06:15 AM

 

I wish there could have been a third part, but Konamis gone pachinko so...

 

They may actually return to games since the Pachinko market isn't the moneymaker they'd hoped it was.


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Posted 09 July 2017 - 06:26 AM

Watched it last night. It was awesome and now I want more...


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Posted 09 July 2017 - 06:41 AM

Watched it last night. It was awesome and now I want more...

 

According to Wikipedia 8 more episodes are planned for 2018.


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Posted 09 July 2017 - 06:54 AM

I've only watched the first episode but I really, really love their take on Dracula. I don't know how much is pure Castlevania and how much Ellis brings, but I like it. 

 

From what I read, Warren Ellis had to  fully rewrite the script  EIGHT times before Koji Igarashi was happy with it. So I Imagine that it is mostly pure Castlevania, just with Ellis' flair added in. 


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Posted 09 July 2017 - 09:22 AM

They really did get the lore down pretty well for this.  It is very much Castlevania 3 with some SotN thrown in for backstory.  If you played both of those games, you will have a pretty good grasp of things.

 

However...

 

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Season 2 was confirmed on the same day this debuted.  We just need to wait till next year.


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Posted 09 July 2017 - 09:23 AM

Watched the four eps (in Japanese with subtitles. Have to watch it again in English).

I absolutely HATE the fact that they took out Grant! He was my favorite character and, gah! They could have made him into a stereotypical comedic sidekick but he should have been there! The stupid prophecy thing had Alucard saying a vampire hunter and a magician but no mention of a pirate? Argh argh argh!!!

Unless he's slated to appear in s2? Is he? Please?

The first part made me like it a lot, with Lisa, BUT I've seen this before with the Saint of Killers from Preacher comics. So it's not new.

Designs are ok but animation is not that good. Sloppy. Low budget anime?

Them falling into the hole in ep 4 was too much of a coincidence, eh.

Sypha being stoned by Cyclops was fine. That was cool. She's totally overpowered afterwards though. And the Speaker stuff is weird. Is that Castlevania lore?

You guys are mentioning Symphony of the Night, which I never played (only modern Castlevania I played that's not Lord of Shadows is the one with Some Cruz, er, I forget the title). Is Lisa canon?

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Posted 09 July 2017 - 09:26 AM

Thread in the game forum or here?

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Posted 09 July 2017 - 10:06 AM

While we wait for season 2, we can just watch this!


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Posted 09 July 2017 - 11:16 AM

Darn you, Warren Ellis! I really like your Stormwatch (but not Authority) and Planetary but you cut out Grant DaNasty but include that dumb goat bit? It was in the original script 10 years ago? Goat lover! Boo!!!

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Posted 09 July 2017 - 03:07 PM

Yeah, the goat bit i really cringed at. Its not funny, its not mature, its just a 'Woah shocked eh?' moment because this is a grown cartoon. Nothing meaningful would have been lost if that part of the scene had been cut.

Also, why is Grant so loved?

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Posted 09 July 2017 - 04:23 PM

I don't care for Grant either way, but based on that article he has  two issues with the character. 1. He's a pirate in a long land-locked kingdom. 2. Name. Both of these are stupidly easy to fix while preserving the basics of the character.  1. If your history research says its be near impossible for pirates to be there, then don't make him a pirate; make him a thief, an assassin, or something else that keeps the rogue/scoundral nature of the character. 2. You don't like his last name? Change it, make 'DaNasty' a pseudonym or something. Hell let it be a point of contension and let Trevor mock him for such a 'try hard' 'bad guy' name. Let him has a different surname. You already alters parts of other characters to help fit this series, as long as the creator agrees, you can do whatever you want and still use the character. 


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