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@  Liege : (20 September 2019 - 12:05 PM)

Any sightings of Ratchet at U.S. Walgreens yet? A couple of stores around me have recently restocked their toy aisles but no Ratchets yet at those ones.

@  Nevermore : (20 September 2019 - 03:54 AM)

You don't even hear a hint of an accent, and she only very rarely chooses some odd wording where she probably wasn't familiar with the more appropriate alternative due to its relative obscurity.

@  Nevermore : (20 September 2019 - 03:41 AM)

Just watched what's possibly the most relaxed interview ever of a German Youtuber interviewing Zazie while walking around Berlin. Turns out she was born in Berlin and spent quite some time in Germany.

@  Nevermore : (20 September 2019 - 03:39 AM)

Actors and actresses I had no idea speak fluent German, part 4.231: Zazie Beetz from Deadpool 2.

@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 02:14 PM)

It's too bad it's like this because some of what they're doing with tiny cars is pretty cool, but I'm not willing to sign up for that f-ing hassle.

@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 02:13 PM)

At this point I'm trying to decide how much of a markup I'm willing to pay some scalper scum or if I should just say to hell with it.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (18 September 2019 - 02:11 PM)

That is pretty much the constant story with Hot Wheels. Anything you might actually want has most likely been picked clean and marked up.

@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 02:02 PM)

I've been watching some Youtube Hot Wheels videos out of boredom and discovered there exists a new car that just came out maybe a month ago that looks just like one I had when I was little, and I've been looking around hoping to get it. Slim picking everywhere, but online there are a slew of sellers asking for 3 and 4x the retail price, plus a hefty shipping markup.

@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 01:59 PM)

Oh, that explains the problem I've encountered with finding one little car

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 September 2019 - 01:31 PM)

Oh boy. I work at Target, and literally every single morning, there are two or three guys outside who make a beeline straight to the Hot Wheels.

@  Steevy Maximus : (18 September 2019 - 01:00 PM)

Hot Wheels

@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 12:25 PM)

Which collecting community has the worst scalpers?

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 September 2019 - 09:55 PM)

I've never read the source material and don't know much about it, but I enjoyed the first film quite a bit, and found the second alright

@  Sabrblade : (17 September 2019 - 09:49 PM)

The first movie was definitely not for me. I flat out hated it. Didn't even bother with the sequel.

@  Maruten : (17 September 2019 - 05:02 PM)

I liked the first movie a lot and enjoyed the original volume of the book, and the way they were developed in parallel was really interesting. It all got super extra unpleasant as soon as they went back though. I don't remember really whether the initial sequels are "good" or not, but either way both the second movie and the second run of the book quickly demonstrated that the property sure wasn't for me.

@  Paladin : (17 September 2019 - 04:45 PM)

i have a real hard time offering praise of anything connected to an utter shitstain like Mark Millar.

@  Rycochet : (17 September 2019 - 01:23 PM)

Kick Ass 2 was okay for what it was, a sequel to a film that was okay, just okay. It had a good performance from Nic Cage while the sequel had Jim Carrey who decided he didn't want to promote it after one of america's regularly scheduled massacres.

@  Benbot : (17 September 2019 - 12:20 PM)

Was Kick Ass 2 really that bad? I never got around to seeing it, but after watching the first movie again the other day, I'm thinking about it.

@  wonko the sane? : (13 September 2019 - 01:54 PM)

Why do you feel a need to label yourself for doing something harmless?

@  Telly : (13 September 2019 - 11:10 AM)

thats more than i look at on reddit

@  Benbot : (13 September 2019 - 10:49 AM)

am I a basic bitch for only browsing the front page of Reddit?

@  Shrug : (12 September 2019 - 12:26 PM)

I managed to find about 2/3s of my goal Sega Genesis collection before the last price bump

@  Anonymous X : (12 September 2019 - 11:11 AM)

So relieved that I picked up most of my NTSC GameCube collection in 2010/11 before prices on the secondary market went bezerk...

@  unluckiness : (12 September 2019 - 12:54 AM)

I have fond memories of it since it was the last console Mario Kart that didn't have the ridiculous pre-race cart assembly

@  TM2-Megatron : (11 September 2019 - 10:26 PM)

Like many Gamecube games, underrated

@  unluckiness : (11 September 2019 - 09:24 AM)

Double Dash is great. Just watch out for blue shells

@  Bass X0 : (11 September 2019 - 07:43 AM)

I used a double dash on my mobile. The chat didn’t like it.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 September 2019 - 04:17 AM)

The mobile version of the site chokes on certain characters, I think.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 September 2019 - 04:10 AM)

what's with that punctuation anyway

@  Nevermore : (11 September 2019 - 03:20 AM)

Now where did that come from, Bass X0?

@  Bass X0 : (11 September 2019 - 01:52 AM)

Politics and Religion — tools of foul play!

@  TM2-Megatron : (10 September 2019 - 11:10 PM)

If you owe, you're expected to actually pay it at the time you file, before they even process your return

@  TM2-Megatron : (10 September 2019 - 11:10 PM)

If you file electronically, I find you usually get your refund within a couple weeks

@  Nevermore : (10 September 2019 - 06:22 PM)

Well, lucky it took less than two months for me. For a little over 200 Euros.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 September 2019 - 06:11 PM)

Pretty much, yeah. Canada revenue will be all up your ass if you earn less than 200K and owe tax, but your refund is basically "duke nukem forever".

@  Nevermore : (10 September 2019 - 05:34 PM)

Whereas if you overpaid and they have to refund you, they will take their sweet time to let you know.

@  Nevermore : (10 September 2019 - 05:34 PM)

Like, here in Germany, if the tax authority responds to your tax report quickly, you can rest assured they want more money.

@  Nevermore : (10 September 2019 - 05:33 PM)

Do tax authorities in other countries base their time to respond to filed tax reports on whether they owe or are owed as well?

@  wonko the sane? : (10 September 2019 - 11:13 AM)

Check what the requirements are for your cad program, and try to beat them by about 20%, and understand that software requirements have been stable for a few years: not really keeping up with the advancements in hardware. Unless you're doing something SPECIFIC which requires ludicrous amounts of power, just give your self a cushion on hardware and don't bother going whole hog.

@  Benbot : (10 September 2019 - 10:16 AM)

What I'm currently using is an i5 2018 Surface Laptop. My current desktop is all but dead. I think in the end affordability will win out over specs. I need to use CAD programs, but I'm a student, not a professional.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 September 2019 - 10:06 AM)

Okay. Whats the specs on the I7 and what are you currently using?

@  Benbot : (10 September 2019 - 09:23 AM)

fun and games

@  wonko the sane? : (09 September 2019 - 04:43 PM)

Depends entirely on what you use the computer for.

@  Steevy Maximus : (09 September 2019 - 11:52 AM)

Probably not

@  Benbot : (09 September 2019 - 09:39 AM)

Do I need an i7 on my new computer?

@  Nevermore : (08 September 2019 - 12:08 PM)

https://imgur.com/fkyjpza

@  Nevermore : (08 September 2019 - 12:07 PM)

Today's convention haul:

@  wonko the sane? : (08 September 2019 - 08:54 AM)

But it was Huuunnngrrrryyyy. What was I supposed to do?

@  MEDdMI : (08 September 2019 - 08:23 AM)

But did you feed any small fuzzy creatures after midnight?

@  wonko the sane? : (08 September 2019 - 06:32 AM)

Shouldn't be. I literally just built it. Not even three weeks ago even.


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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 



#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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Posted 03 July 2018 - 06:36 AM

I can't remember now what the relationship was 



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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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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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