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@  Telly : (24 May 2018 - 10:22 PM)

one thing im worried about if i get it is im gonna love it and then ill be lost in gundam models lol

@  Telly : (24 May 2018 - 10:21 PM)

ill have to keep an eye on that one

@  Steevy Maximus : (24 May 2018 - 01:18 PM)

https://www.gundamplanet.com/hg-ms-06-zaku-ii-type-c-c-5-gundam-the-origin-ver.html

@  Steevy Maximus : (24 May 2018 - 01:18 PM)

Bandai just released a new Zaku in the Origin line, looks like the new definitive at the HG price point

@  Liege : (24 May 2018 - 12:42 PM)

@Telly try the HG rather than the RG, there are a ton of great Zaku variants that are doable for beginners

@  RichardT1977 : (24 May 2018 - 11:02 AM)

If there is an economic system, somebody will find a way to abuse it for personal gain.

@  Otaku : (23 May 2018 - 01:18 PM)

@unluckiness I believe you are correct, but I didn't feel like looking it up so I didn't want to mention it. If that is the case, it isn't "capitalism" anyway. Maybe crapitalism (crony capitalism).

@  unluckiness : (23 May 2018 - 08:46 AM)

Like richard said, it's not inherently less healthy than table sugar. It's unhealthy in how it's in everything, leading to increased calorie intake that we don't even realize.

@  unluckiness : (23 May 2018 - 08:43 AM)

Also you try organizing a boycott of Coca frigging cola and see how far you get. Not to mention all the other processed foods that also make use of it that aren't as notorious for it

@  unluckiness : (23 May 2018 - 08:42 AM)

I believe the US government subsidizes corn farmers to such a degree that corn is stupidly cheap, making corporations lean towards it far more

@  Otaku : (23 May 2018 - 08:41 AM)

@SHIELD Agent 47 If HFCS was "caused" by capitalism, all it takes to solve it is people NOT buying it. As is, products that use actual sugar and countless alternative sweeteners are available. At least for big brands like Coca-Cola. ;)

@  unluckiness : (23 May 2018 - 08:40 AM)

And if doing so means that eventually is longer and less filled with complications, well, that junk food had better be the best junk ever

@  Otaku : (23 May 2018 - 08:39 AM)

@Paladin Quality of life. So many things I enjoyed as a kid have caused (or at least aggravated) health issues later in life. By later, I mean it started in my mid-20's. XP

@  unluckiness : (23 May 2018 - 08:39 AM)

THere's a difference between having some and constantly stuffing your face with calories.

@  Paladin : (23 May 2018 - 08:33 AM)

we all die eventually. why not enjoy the stuff that tastes good in the time we have?

@  unluckiness : (23 May 2018 - 08:26 AM)

HFCS is never good for you any way. It's nothing but monosaccharides basically

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (22 May 2018 - 11:32 PM)

*sigh* Wouldn't be that much of a problem if not for Western capitalism.

@  RichardT1977 : (22 May 2018 - 05:45 PM)

The only thing that makes HFCS more unhealthy than sugar is its lower cost.

@  Telly : (22 May 2018 - 03:20 PM)

looking at a video review and seeing all the tiny parts makes me think twice about it anyway

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 May 2018 - 03:04 PM)

You should probably ask in the Gundam thread.

@  Telly : (22 May 2018 - 02:52 PM)

is this any good? i dont know about gundam models but want a good zaku https://www.amazon.c...0C7D2WQ09A9A9MZ

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 May 2018 - 12:33 PM)

Dammit, and I was just about to hook up this Coke IV directly to my bloodstream, too. Killjoy :p

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (22 May 2018 - 12:28 PM)

Recommendation: if you're going to fill your body up with junk food, try real sugar instead of HFCS.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 May 2018 - 12:10 PM)

Not so much that it's worth the extra money to buy it in glass bottles all the time (I think the most you can get is a 6-pack of Coke in glass bottles around here, and it's signifcantly more expensive than 6 plastic), but every once in a while it's nice to drink from an old-fashioned bottle

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 May 2018 - 12:08 PM)

Personally, I find they also tend to taste better out of a glass bottle compared to the plastic ones used most of the time

@  wonko the sane? : (22 May 2018 - 11:27 AM)

None that I know of, but it's a neat fact. Sodas in glass bottles stay carbonated.

@  Paladin : (22 May 2018 - 11:00 AM)

what vending machines still use glass???

@  wonko the sane? : (22 May 2018 - 10:54 AM)

And it won't lose carbonation if it's a properly sealed glass bottle.

@  Steevy Maximus : (22 May 2018 - 10:51 AM)

The drink is safe to drink for a good while after, the expiration date seems to apply to how "good" it will be. Usually the carbonation gives out before anything starts growing or it becomes unsafe to consume

@  Paladin : (22 May 2018 - 10:31 AM)

out of curiosity, how solid are the expiration dates on soft drinks?

@  Steevy Maximus : (22 May 2018 - 10:25 AM)

Sure does feel like they are shoring themselves up against losing a significant source of revenue...

@  Steevy Maximus : (22 May 2018 - 10:25 AM)

So I guess Hasbro is going to be making Overwatch toys now

@  Otaku : (19 May 2018 - 02:17 PM)

@TM2-Megatron Yeah, it is like @TheMightyMollusk says. The catch is that usually means they can contain beef, and I confirmed it by pushing my luck. XD So... yeah, if going to the theater was about watching the film, it might be worth potentially resting on the balls of my feet while technically sitting in the chair, but put it all together... and I just wait to watch it at home. Oh, and ticket prices, always ticket prices.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 May 2018 - 10:24 AM)

woot woot! Korean barbeque for dinner!

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 May 2018 - 05:51 AM)

It's meat scraps. Whatever's left over from cutting up the more choice cuts.

@  TM2-Megatron : (18 May 2018 - 11:26 PM)

Well, the hot dogs Cineplex has (pretty much our only big theatre chain) around here are quite good, but I have no idea of the composition, and honestly, it's probably better that way.

@  Otaku : (18 May 2018 - 10:01 PM)

@TM2-Megatron In my case, shouldn't risk the hot dogs, either. Maybe if they are guaranteed to contain NO beef (can't digest it anymore >_<).

@  Waspinator : (18 May 2018 - 08:12 PM)

Semper ubi sub ubi

@  Nevermore : (18 May 2018 - 01:18 PM)

Then classmate, I mean.

@  Nevermore : (18 May 2018 - 01:18 PM)

A classmate of mine once did one: Asked for the English term for [underpants], he replied "underground trousers".

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (18 May 2018 - 10:10 AM)

Urkomisch!

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (18 May 2018 - 10:10 AM)

@Nevermore First time I have ever heard of this, but it sounds awesome!

@  Arazyr : (18 May 2018 - 08:39 AM)

We did that amongst ourselves in German class in college. We just called it "Germish", though.

@  Shrug : (18 May 2018 - 07:01 AM)

Nevermore, you've peaked my interest and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter

@  Nevermore : (18 May 2018 - 04:04 AM)

The term itself is an example: "English for Runaways" is supposed to mean "English for advanced speakers".

@  Nevermore : (18 May 2018 - 04:03 AM)

Think of it as the German variety of Engrish, only done completely on purpose for maximum hilarity. The target audience are bilingual German native speakers who a) understand the intended meaning and b) realize the absurdness of the end result.

@  Nevermore : (18 May 2018 - 04:02 AM)

It's basically the official unofficial term for deliberate mistranslations between German and English, done for the lulz.

@  Nevermore : (18 May 2018 - 04:01 AM)

Has anyone ever heard of the term "English for Runaways"?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 May 2018 - 01:13 AM)

Okay... Seriously.. The Mystic Knights need a DVD release already.. I keep seeing them pop up in the most random of places.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (18 May 2018 - 01:03 AM)

Unfortunately no Squidkids at Sea World so no splat zones. Now that would have been a good brand deal to advertise in the park, and would have made more brand sense than friggin' Mystic Knights of Tir Na Nog.


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#1 Paladin

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Posted 09 June 2017 - 08:33 PM

 

 

Looks good. I definitely still have questions about how they're carrying on his story after "Civil War" though...


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Posted 09 June 2017 - 08:46 PM

I was a bit iffy about T'Chaka dying in Civil War at first. It felt like too big a story point to be happening in someone else's movie.

 

But now that we're here, I'm glad that T'Challa can start right off being king, instead of having to build up to it.


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Posted 09 June 2017 - 09:21 PM

So wait, Klaw claims he's the only one to have set foot in Wakanda proper, but in Age of Ultron that Wakandan brand was key to unlocking both his importance to the story and what Ultron's plan was.

 

I mean, how realistic is it that Wakanda is some secret African Superpower? Why is that even a plot point? I'm not really versed on Black Panther stories, but I always got the impression Wakanda was like Latvaria and the Savage Land - known locations on Earth.


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Posted 09 June 2017 - 09:30 PM

So wait, Klaw claims he's the only one to have set foot in Wakanda proper, but in Age of Ultron that Wakandan brand was key to unlocking both his importance to the story and what Ultron's plan was.

 

I mean, how realistic is it that Wakanda is some secret African Superpower? Why is that even a plot point? I'm not really versed on Black Panther stories, but I always got the impression Wakanda was like Latvaria and the Savage Land - known locations on Earth.

 

iirc Wakanda was EXTREMELY isolationist for much of its history. Its known about, but at the start no one knew it was the super-advanced nation that is really is becuase almost no outsiders ever entered. Nowadays that's been loosened since Black Panther has allowed the Avengers and other Heroes to come and go, but not sure if they're still closed to non-allies of the king. 


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Posted 09 June 2017 - 09:35 PM

Looks interesting.


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Posted 09 June 2017 - 09:36 PM

Wakanda IS known in the MCU; apparently as a third-world country where they brand smugglers. Doesn't mean they know about the jets and the super suits and all the other superhero tech.


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Posted 09 June 2017 - 10:03 PM

Looks good so far. Michael B. Jordan is in it too. Can't wait to see more.


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Posted 09 June 2017 - 10:46 PM

As explained by the trailer, Wakanda is known to the public, but El Dorado, located within Wakanda is not.  That means that the country has managed to keep many secrets within its borders.


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Posted 13 June 2017 - 07:30 AM

Well, if nothing else, it's at least going to look amazing.

I am very excited.



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Posted 13 June 2017 - 05:30 PM

As explained by the trailer, Wakanda is known to the public, but El Dorado, located within Wakanda is not.  That means that the country has managed to keep many secrets within its borders.

The trailer just says 'they called it El Dorado' meaning the explorers did.. not that El Dorado is in Wakanda.

The capital of Wakanda in the comics is Birnin Zana which also means Golden City.. so that's probably why he says that (not that there couldn't be 2 golden cities in the world though lol)

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Posted 16 October 2017 - 09:31 AM

 

 

is it wrong I'm having "Lion King" flashbacks?


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Posted 16 October 2017 - 09:57 AM

Not knowing a ton about the source material, it looks alright.  Maybe a little cheesy that there are multiple Black Panther armors (and an evil Black Panther armor), but I'll buy Marvel Legends of all of them like the sucker that I am.



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Posted 16 October 2017 - 10:30 AM

Congratulats on making Iron Man's armor look outdated and clunky.

 

Sure Tony, you can turn your armor into a suitcase, and fly it piece-by-piece across the country or down from a satellite...but can it simply manifest out of nowhere?  No?  You're yesterday's news.


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Posted 16 October 2017 - 10:43 AM

Not sure what to think about the other panther suit, but looks good otherwise.




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Posted 16 October 2017 - 10:52 AM

To be fair, the Wakandans have been developing this technology for centuries. Tony's made some decent leaps and bounds in just 10 years.

(It kinda begs the question of why the Black Panther armor can't fly though.)

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Posted 16 October 2017 - 10:58 AM

To be fair, the Wakandans have been developing this technology for centuries. Tony's made some decent leaps and bounds in just 10 years.

(It kinda begs the question of why the Black Panther armor can't fly though.)

 

When was the last time you seen a panther fly? :p


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Posted 16 October 2017 - 11:45 AM

To be fair, the Wakandans have been developing this technology for centuries. Tony's made some decent leaps and bounds in just 10 years.
(It kinda begs the question of why the Black Panther armor can't fly though.)


He's so awesome, he doesn't need to fly.

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Posted 16 October 2017 - 11:46 AM

To be fair, the Wakandans have been developing this technology for centuries. Tony's made some decent leaps and bounds in just 10 years.

(It kinda begs the question of why the Black Panther armor can't fly though.)

 
When was the last time you seen a panther fly? :p

When was the last time you seen a panther walk on 2 legs and shoot metal discs at trucks?

My point was that the armor seems to simultaneously outclass the Iron Man armor while missing a basic feature of it.

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Posted 16 October 2017 - 12:23 PM

Black Panther doesn't have an arc reactor to efficiently power Iron Man's flight and offensive blasts.

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Posted 16 October 2017 - 02:54 PM

Black Panther doesn't have an arc reactor to efficiently power Iron Man's flight and offensive blasts.

 

maybe they have tried, but they just cant get something with enough power to maintain it. after all, the iron man suits seem to be the only examples of people being able to fly in the mcu*. perhaps its not as easy as we seem to believe it is in this universe

 

wait. what about falcon? he doesnt have an arc reactor. he has tiny jets in his suit right? how does his suit work? course i dont think falcon can fly from gulmira to california...

 

maybe wakandans just cant crack it

 

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