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@  PlutoniumBoss : (19 May 2019 - 01:38 AM)

Yeah, polling these days is garbage.

@  Sean Whitmore : (18 May 2019 - 11:53 PM)

Well, he was an honest man. He wasn’t gonna lie to a 5-year-old.

@  Paladin : (18 May 2019 - 08:34 PM)

Grandfather once said to me, "I'm going upstairs and hug your grandma."

@  Sabrblade : (18 May 2019 - 07:08 PM)

Mama always said that you can tell a lot 'bout a person from 'is shoes...

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 May 2019 - 03:54 PM)

Life is like a box of chocolates. Stay out of the sun or melt into a pile of gross slop.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 May 2019 - 10:26 AM)

Greasy, disappointing and still managing to be over priced?

@  Lancer : (18 May 2019 - 10:22 AM)

... Yes, it is!

@  Noideaforaname : (18 May 2019 - 09:48 AM)

Life's a fillet of fish!

@  unluckiness : (18 May 2019 - 08:53 AM)

ow the edge

@  Paladin : (18 May 2019 - 07:03 AM)

a reminder that life is an unrepentant hellscape where everyone & everything you know will eventually betray you.

@  Pennpenn : (18 May 2019 - 06:45 AM)

You know, this election is what has finally broken me of any confidence at any point of pre-polling data. I mean, it's always been sketchy, but this is just... aaaargh!

@  Pennpenn : (18 May 2019 - 06:08 AM)

I was going to make an Auspol election thread in P&R, but the outcome so far has made me feel physically ill.

@  Gamma V : (18 May 2019 - 03:28 AM)

Haven't been here in a long time.

@  Pennpenn : (18 May 2019 - 03:16 AM)

I have heard that, it's rather disappointing. Ah, maybe they'll just leech each others stores of "awful racist vote" and not go anywhere.

@  Trpodeca : (17 May 2019 - 11:09 PM)

I voted. Boy there are a worrying amount of parties which sound like fascists.

@  Pennpenn : (17 May 2019 - 06:55 PM)

For those in Australia, it is a federal election today. Go Vote! It's Mandatory!

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 May 2019 - 04:19 PM)

Humor? I 'ardly know 'or!

@  wonko the sane? : (17 May 2019 - 03:51 PM)

I was intemately familiar with humour... but she just wanted to be friends...

@  Maximus Ambus : (17 May 2019 - 12:10 PM)

BZT Time out! Time out! Time ooooooouuuuuut!!!

@  unluckiness : (17 May 2019 - 08:23 AM)

Yes. Are you familiar with humor?

@  Sabrblade : (17 May 2019 - 07:50 AM)

You are familiar with The Room, yes?

@  unluckiness : (17 May 2019 - 01:14 AM)

nah, tuxedos are formal wear

@  Sabrblade : (16 May 2019 - 10:38 PM)

*...while dressed in a tuxedo*

@  unluckiness : (16 May 2019 - 09:22 PM)

*casually tosses kryptonite island at Lex*

@  Sean Whitmore : (16 May 2019 - 06:21 PM)

O hai Lex.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 May 2019 - 04:31 PM)

You're just a little chicken! Cheep cheepcheep cheeEeeeEEEeeeep!

@  Nevermore : (16 May 2019 - 04:20 PM)

YOU ARE TEARING ME APART

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 May 2019 - 04:14 PM)

So I guess I shouldn't try to tie in The Room.

@  TM2-Megatron : (16 May 2019 - 02:29 PM)

I was just talking cheesy in a dated filmmaking sense, not mind-bogglingly god-awful.

@  Sabrblade : (16 May 2019 - 11:49 AM)

Well, certainly The Last Airbender is worse at being a Superman movie.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 May 2019 - 11:31 AM)

Is that better or worse than The Last Airbender? I mean, they're both terrible, but....

@  RichardT1977 : (16 May 2019 - 09:28 AM)

And the worst Superman movie is "Dragonball: Evolution".

@  Paladin : (16 May 2019 - 08:01 AM)

the best Superman movie is "The Iron Giant." You cannot convince me otherwise.

@  RichardT1977 : (15 May 2019 - 10:16 PM)

At least even in the first Christopher Reeve movie, when he caught Lois that first time, the background kept scrolling down for a second to indicate it wasn't a sudden stop.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 May 2019 - 10:10 PM)

I guess you had to have been there. I did like the beginning a lot, though; the stuff on Krypton and in Smallville. The movie just got so cheesy once it got to Metropolis, though, it's kind of painful

@  Sean Whitmore : (15 May 2019 - 06:25 PM)

The performances, the cinematography, the significance of a comic book adaptation being treated like a real movie. Silly stuff like that. :)

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 May 2019 - 05:17 PM)

Yeah, I've never really understood what people loved so much about it. Other than the score, of course, which was one of Williams' finest

@  Paladin : (15 May 2019 - 04:06 PM)

and it's not even the dumbest part in that movie.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 May 2019 - 03:16 PM)

Flying Lois around was fine; it was all the Can You Read My Mind nonsense that ruined the scene

@  Sabrblade : (15 May 2019 - 12:08 PM)

The recent Shazam! movie had Billy bumbling his way through learning his powers. But all or most of it was genuinely funny.

@  RichardT1977 : (15 May 2019 - 11:27 AM)

But yeah, in retrospect it makes me cringe the way he caught and carried the helicopter in his public debut in the first film...

@  RichardT1977 : (15 May 2019 - 11:25 AM)

(she wasn't in III long enough to be flown around)

@  RichardT1977 : (15 May 2019 - 11:25 AM)

You mean the Donner movie, the Donner/Lester movie, and The Quest for Peace (for which I don't know the director)?

@  unluckiness : (15 May 2019 - 11:09 AM)

At least he didn't try to fly lois around like in the Donner movies.

@  Cybersnark : (15 May 2019 - 10:45 AM)

My favourite is still from the first episode of the 90s Superman animated series, where Clark initially tries to catch the falling plane by its tail... which snaps off in his hands because physics doesn't work that way.

@  MEDdMI : (15 May 2019 - 09:46 AM)

I think it'd be boring if a hero could use their powers perfectly right off the bat and not have any unforseen consequences (though I also don't keep up with a lot of superhero stuff, so not familiar with those scenes)

@  Dekafox : (15 May 2019 - 09:23 AM)

Overseas, Kamen Rider Gaim did something similar after Kouta(the main character) got his transformation belt. He tried to do a whole bunch of mundane things with it cause he thought it'd make him better at them and they all go horribly wrong.

@  Paladin : (15 May 2019 - 08:59 AM)

superspeed causes enormous friction on fabric. the 1990 Flash had the same issue and it was mentioned in "The Incredibles" too...

@  fourteenwings : (15 May 2019 - 08:45 AM)

Arrow didn't have one (though Oliver got hurt a lot in flashbacks), Supergirl already had her powers, LoT gang also already had their powers mostly and in Black Lightning discovering your powers seems to be more associated with emotional trauma than anything comedic

@  fourteenwings : (15 May 2019 - 08:43 AM)

In the Arrowverse shows... I guess The Flash accidentally ran so fast he shredded his clothes? (totally not a chance to showcase Grant Gustin's "I'm not Glee kid anymore!" physique)


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#21 Betty Nor

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Posted 09 June 2018 - 06:25 PM

I thought it was pretty good so far.  They're definitely taking the slow burn approach, and I can appreciate that.  Right now it's largely focused on the personalities of these two characters who just happen to have developing powers rather than how two people use their powers.  

 

It's an interesting dichotomy that for characters, whose powers represent light and dark, the light-powered character is definitely the more deeply flawed, and the dark-powered character seems more the righteous paragon.  I'm not overly familiar with the duo outside of Maximum Carnage (which gives them free admission to my living room on that basis alone), but it's nice to see the writing side-step the obvious trope of matching their powers to their character traits.

 

I think that what will make/break this show is when it transitions away from strict character development angle and ventures into the "what are they going to do with their fully-realised powers?" aspect.

 

With Runaways, it was pretty clear where the characters were going - to stop their "evil" parents.

I'm less sure which direction Cloak/Dagger will go.  Obviously, Roxxon is the evil corporation, and you've got social evils like corrupt police and drug-abusing parental figures, but those are hardly "big-bads" that will carry the plot of the show.

 

Still, leagues better than AoS and Inhumans right out of the gate so I'll happily keep tuning in each week.



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Posted 09 June 2018 - 08:36 PM

yep that was good... I feel sorry for the hapless boyfriend though.



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Posted 23 June 2018 - 12:43 PM

Do you know what I don't like about this show?

That it's only one hour per week.  I'm ready to binge-watch this thing already.



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Posted 27 June 2018 - 06:21 AM

yeah... after overnighting Luke Cage ... this 'old way' to tv has started to feel really weird 



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#25 Betty Nor

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Posted 01 July 2018 - 09:09 PM

I keep waiting for the other shoe to drop on Tyron'e girlfriend.  She seems too supportive and perfect for a character mired by tragedy.

I'm expecting her to try to steal his soul or stab him with that 3D-printed voodoo doll or something.

 

I hope I'm wrong, but her ability to "notice" Tyrone is a bit more than ominous.



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Posted 02 July 2018 - 02:28 AM

yeah... if not her then the other voodoo lady she took him to 



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Posted 02 July 2018 - 12:31 PM

yeah... if not her then the other voodoo lady she took him to 

Her grandmother?


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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 03 July 2018 - 06:36 AM

I can't remember now what the relationship was 



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#29 Glenn

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Posted 04 July 2018 - 06:55 PM

So i just binged the first 4 eps. I'm liking the story so far, but dear lord the shaky cam is driving me nuts.

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Posted 07 July 2018 - 04:05 AM

I don't think I even noticed it.  >_> weird. 



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Posted 07 July 2018 - 10:14 PM

I hadn't noticed until Glenn brought it up. :D

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Posted 08 July 2018 - 03:14 AM

Weve watched 5 tf movies with 90% shakey camera work. Most of us are able to ignore it now lol
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Posted 08 July 2018 - 08:46 AM

Normally I can ignore it too.. but for some reason on this show it's just too damn distracting.

I am looking forward to next week's time loop episode

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Posted 09 July 2018 - 12:57 AM

I liked this one, Tandy made a friend - I wonder how that's going to play out 



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Posted 09 July 2018 - 05:25 PM

I think I've become so jaded with dramas that I expected Tyrone's girlfriend to be secretly evil, just as I expected Tandy's new friend of being secretly evil as well.  It's actually a pleasant surprise to find potential allies for the "divine pairing."



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Posted 10 July 2018 - 09:11 AM

I kinda thought that they were already hinted at Mine being an antagonist since the final scene of the previous episode, what with her giving a company speech on TV much to Tandy's shock, and that Tandy was only befriending her to try to find out what Mina might know about her (Tandy's) dad.

 

As for Tyrone's girl, eh, I'm not getting much from her. She seemed into him before his powers manifested, and only in this latest episode found out from her... mother? Grandmother?... that Tyrone is one part of a "sacred pair".


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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 July 2018 - 09:18 AM

Her aunt, I believe.


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Posted 13 July 2018 - 11:15 PM

This show continues to make me sad...

...sad when it's over and I can't immediately progress to the next episode.  I hate wait.



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Posted 14 July 2018 - 05:18 PM

Netflix binges have spoiled us.

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Posted 19 July 2018 - 08:54 PM

Latest episode was really good in a number of ways.

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