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@  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.

@  TM2-Megatron : (07 September 2019 - 10:13 PM)

Sounds like your computer's on its last lags, Wonko

@  wonko the sane? : (07 September 2019 - 07:37 PM)

Dunno, crucial says it's fine, gonna need a second opinion.

@  Pennpenn : (07 September 2019 - 06:52 PM)

Good luck! (or break a leg if it's like theater luck...)

@  wonko the sane? : (07 September 2019 - 06:46 PM)

Alright. The damages now seem to include my primary SSD. Thankfully, the gaming drive (I have now lost all my games and mods entirely.) Let me wipe it and install there. Once the crucial utility is installed again, will verify the drive.


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#21 Paladin

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Posted 21 May 2019 - 02:11 PM

The Age of Resistance begins August 30th.

 

https://ew.com/tv/20...stance-netflix/


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Posted 21 May 2019 - 02:38 PM


I'm absolutely there for this.

-ZacWilliam, but I'd be a hair more excited if it were a sequel rather than a prequel.
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Posted 21 May 2019 - 02:45 PM

I might actually have a reason to maintain a Netflix account now.

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Posted 21 May 2019 - 03:32 PM

I might actually have a reason to maintain a Netflix account now.

 

My thoughts were similar, although stated more in the vein of "darn it! How am I supposed to cancel Netflix when this is coming?"



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Posted 21 May 2019 - 06:38 PM

My issue with this prequel is simple.

What is the appeal when we know, because of the movie, that this 'Age of Resistance' is doomed to fail?

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Posted 21 May 2019 - 07:31 PM

The appeal is experiencing a new story set in the world of The Dark Crystal!

 

At least I assume that's an appeal to some people. 

 

But seriously, just because we know how the next story ends doesn't mean there's no value or entertainment to be had from a narrative set earlier in the timeline. We knew Anakin was going to become Darth Vader but we still loved TPM!


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Posted 21 May 2019 - 07:55 PM

We know absolutely nothing about Jen & Kira's parentage (aside from a glimpse of Kira's mother, who delivered her to the Podlings).

There's also room for loopholes; maybe other Gelflings survived somewhere in hiding but weren't close enough to be involved in the Conjunction.

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Posted 21 May 2019 - 08:09 PM

My issue with this prequel is simple.

What is the appeal when we know, because of the movie, that this 'Age of Resistance' is doomed to fail?

There's literally an entire world in this franchise that we know exactly nothing about.  Like, yeah, we know they end outcome, but nothing about how it got there.

 

The phrase 'it's the journey, not the destination' is key here.  I want more of the Dark Crystal world, to know how things got to where they were and how Jen and Kira got to where they were.  Like, the answer may well be dumb and hug, but somehow I think the Henson Company won't pull a George Lucas and piss all over the heart of the world Jim created.


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Posted 21 May 2019 - 09:08 PM

My issue with this prequel is simple.

What is the appeal when we know, because of the movie, that this 'Age of Resistance' is doomed to fail?

 

Do you not eat an apple because eventually it'll be a core? 


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Posted 22 May 2019 - 09:22 AM

My comment comes merely from the fact that The Dark Crystal movie starts in a very bleak place.

My issue with this prequel is simple.
What is the appeal when we know, because of the movie, that this 'Age of Resistance' is doomed to fail?

There's literally an entire world in this franchise that we know exactly nothing about.  Like, yeah, we know they end outcome, but nothing about how it got there.
 
The phrase 'it's the journey, not the destination' is key here.  I want more of the Dark Crystal world, to know how things got to where they were and how Jen and Kira got to where they were.  Like, the answer may well be dumb and hug, but somehow I think the Henson Company won't pull a George Lucas and piss all over the heart of the world Jim created.

However, i am completely aware that when this hits, i will be pleasantly proven wrong. Not all prequel stories can be great or bad, i was just remembering how dark (no pun intended) the world is at the start of the movie. But you are right that more stories set in this world, thats no bad thing.

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Posted 22 May 2019 - 09:42 AM

Between the two Great Conjunctions was 1,000 years of history about which we know absolutely nothing. It's entirely possible for the Gelflings to have won an important battle 400 years ago and then the original TDC movie happened anyway.

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Posted 22 May 2019 - 10:01 AM

Just for the fact we will be able to see the Skeksis in their prime as well as a number of them who were dead by the time of the original film is worth it alone. 



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Posted 22 May 2019 - 06:37 PM

And I'm just going to plug for the comic books again.

 

The Dark Crystal Creation Myths v1-3 help flesh out the history of the world.  We get to see some of the origin of Aughra and a few neat mythological-type stories from the world.

 

Then in Power of the Dark Crystal and Beneath the Dark Crystal, we get sequels to the movie, where we get to see how Jen and Kira's rule pans out.

 

All three series are pretty solid, if you're a big fan of the original movie.  Helps flesh out the world a little more.



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Posted 22 May 2019 - 07:25 PM

Do we have any information on whether Age of Resistance knows and/or cares about anything that went on in the comics? One imagines it's not something they'd necessarily be across, but it's all going through Henson approvals so hopefully everything can coexist without making too much of a mess. 

 

I don't think of myself as a Dark Crystal fan really, but with this show getting closer I'm finding it harder not to engage. Particularly as it, quite shockingly, relies on puppets rather than CGI.

 

But man, I would be so much more interested in a Labyrinth prequel. And sure, Insert Next Comic Book Plug Here because Coronation was pretty good. But still. 


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Posted 22 May 2019 - 08:11 PM

There's a trilogy of novels too, by J.M. Lee, which are specifically billed as lead-ins to the series, though that may just be marketing talk.

(I haven't picked up the third one yet, and thus I haven't read a word of the other two because of The Curse.)

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Posted 22 May 2019 - 08:59 PM

Good lord. Four novels even, come November. 

 

https://www.penguinr...e-dark-crystal/

 

Why can't I have four new Labyrinth novels?! This is a strange, cruel world we live in. 


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Posted 23 May 2019 - 10:11 AM

Probably because none of those would have David Bowie in them.



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Posted 23 May 2019 - 06:00 PM

Yeah, I reckon that's a big part of the problem. Which is very narrow-minded. Labyrinth projects with David Bowie are probably better than Labyrinth projects without him, but the property can live on.

 

Apart from anything else, novels and comics CAN have him, and the comics do. But his shadow is still scary, I'm sure. 


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Posted 23 May 2019 - 06:05 PM

It is all-but impossible that these comics and novels would still be in continuity with each other and this new series. Folks doing new series almost never make the effort to retain such auxiliary materials.



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Posted 28 May 2019 - 05:26 PM

I'm absolutely there for this.

-ZacWilliam, but I'd be a hair more excited if it were a sequel rather than a prequel.

A prequel series makes sense you know





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