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@  Telly : (18 July 2019 - 09:18 PM)

after 38 years and i dont know how many viewings, today is the first time i noticed indiana jones doesnt use a revolver in the bar fight in raiders...

@  Kalidor : (18 July 2019 - 05:33 PM)

@Sabrblade Depends on when you're here. I used to have the backups happen once daily, now I have them happen once per hour so you might often see a hesitation at the top of every hour for 30-45 seconds.

@  Locoman : (18 July 2019 - 05:11 PM)

isn't that just Modern Family

@  Foffy : (18 July 2019 - 04:45 PM)

that's right. my gym teacher is a clown. new series coming to disney channel next fall

@  Foffy : (18 July 2019 - 04:44 PM)

all these clowns are making me run really fast.

@  Sabrblade : (18 July 2019 - 12:10 PM)

All this awesome SDCC news is really making these boards run slowly.

@  Bass X0 : (18 July 2019 - 07:54 AM)

Racism must be stopped. No matter the cost.

@  MEDdMI : (18 July 2019 - 07:49 AM)

Tine to stop buttering it up.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 July 2019 - 09:43 PM)

Well shucks.

@  ▲ndrusi : (17 July 2019 - 08:14 PM)

The joke is a husk of its former self.

@  Paladin : (17 July 2019 - 01:15 PM)

Pop.

@  Shrug : (17 July 2019 - 10:15 AM)

Something something... corn bread?

@  MEDdMI : (17 July 2019 - 07:21 AM)

Ok, ok. Enough of the puns and let's all thank Kal for the amaizeing job he did.

@  Paladin : (17 July 2019 - 06:24 AM)

by now I think this jokes' been creamed.

@  Nevermore : (17 July 2019 - 03:31 AM)

The kernel.

@  Nevermore : (17 July 2019 - 03:31 AM)

Who gives the orders in cybernetic warfare?

@  unluckiness : (16 July 2019 - 09:59 PM)

Zea mays

@  Xellos : (16 July 2019 - 09:53 PM)

Isn't that a kernel of truth.

@  Paladin : (16 July 2019 - 08:43 PM)

huh. suddenly the Squawk is popping.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 July 2019 - 07:47 PM)

Not placing much stalk in this conversation.

@  Nevermore : (16 July 2019 - 06:22 PM)

That's so corny.

@  Shrug : (16 July 2019 - 06:07 PM)

It's absurd how happy I am that a post of mine made the front page of Reddit.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 July 2019 - 05:46 PM)

Aww, shucks.

@  TriBlurr : (16 July 2019 - 05:45 PM)

Not till I taste the corn

@  Kalidor : (16 July 2019 - 05:43 PM)

You guys aren't being very nice. You're supposed to tell me I did "good, really good!"

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 July 2019 - 05:40 PM)

Just don't go beyond the rows.

@  Patch : (16 July 2019 - 05:39 PM)

Left over from the failed Beast Machines sequel, Beast Farmers

@  Patch : (16 July 2019 - 05:39 PM)

It's techno-organic corn

@  TriBlurr : (16 July 2019 - 05:26 PM)

We have a cornfield? Can I get a few ears?

@  Kalidor : (16 July 2019 - 12:56 PM)

And lastly, if it becomes too much hassle to deal with - it might just get sent into the cornfield and replaced with a Discord box anyway. So cool it.

@  Kalidor : (16 July 2019 - 12:55 PM)

Second thing is we do actually have the ability to ban users specifically from using Shoutbox if it's being abused like that

@  Kalidor : (16 July 2019 - 12:55 PM)

Hey all - just a reminder and heads up. The Shoutbox has been kept here as a courtesy because it's what you folks like in lieu of Discord - but a few things to remember is that P&R should stay in P&R and isn't really something that needs to be dragged out here in the most public of spaces.

@  Nevermore : (16 July 2019 - 11:04 AM)

Done.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 July 2019 - 10:25 AM)

You can make a new one. I doubt anybody would stop you.

@  Nevermore : (16 July 2019 - 10:16 AM)

There was a thread but it appears to have disappeared. Might have been lost in one of the older forum sweeps.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 July 2019 - 09:58 AM)

Yeah this is pretty much circumventing the fact that we have different rules for political talk.

@  fourteenwings : (16 July 2019 - 09:55 AM)

Okay, so, basically, can we not do politics in here anymore? I mean, considering how often @Nevermore, you talk about your work conditions, don't you think it's time for a dedicated thread in P&R?

@  unluckiness : (16 July 2019 - 09:39 AM)

Scratch that; that's insulting to honest salads. Whatever that was was the text equivalent of hamburger.

@  unluckiness : (16 July 2019 - 09:38 AM)

Would you like some dressing to go with your word salad?

@  Paladin : (16 July 2019 - 09:34 AM)

yes; it now goes "shit piss hug *BLEEP* ^$@^ motherhuger **** turd fart encyclopedia & Socialism."

@  unluckiness : (16 July 2019 - 09:24 AM)

This is an American site, but isn't that unnecessarily severe language? IIRC it's one of the top four offensive pejoratives to English people

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 July 2019 - 08:52 AM)

It's amusing how so many (U.S.) wankers in this world love to whine "capitalism good socialism bad!" in the abstract while simultaneously pretending that megacorporations dominating de facto monopolies is anathema to the core capitalistic principle of competition benefits everyone.

@  unluckiness : (16 July 2019 - 05:17 AM)

I know Shockwave's super mode is pretty lame and Magnus is kinda greebly but it's not that bad.

@  TM2-Megatron : (16 July 2019 - 12:38 AM)

Though with the luck and caliber of leaders we've had of late in the darkest timeline, maybe it's too much to hope for.

@  TM2-Megatron : (16 July 2019 - 12:36 AM)

Just like democracy, it's not perfect but better than the present alternatives. Capitalism as it's practiced today won't be able to weather the coming wave of automation, though. Best to plan for it and hope for a gentle transition rather than the aforementioned collapse

@  unluckiness : (16 July 2019 - 12:27 AM)

Capitalism is the worst amiright? Sent from my iPhone

@  Vexwing : (15 July 2019 - 11:24 PM)

Because the collapse is gonna be just great.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 July 2019 - 10:41 PM)

Let's hope this is late stage and we're on the cusp of something better.

@  abates : (15 July 2019 - 09:45 PM)

Late stage capitalism is the absolute best.

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 July 2019 - 01:33 PM)

So, welcome to all retail, everywhere.


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#2041 Pale Rider

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Posted 03 June 2019 - 11:57 AM

Active, sure, but anything like a series of big budget Hollywood tentpoles?   I'm sure he'd appreciate the job more than Hugo Weaving did.


Edited by Pale Rider, 03 June 2019 - 11:58 AM.


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Posted 03 June 2019 - 12:11 PM

Does Cullen even get a whole lot of money from these compared to other voice-acting jobs? Actor salaries can be ridiculously uneven, especially when it comes to big budget projects.

Edited by NotVeryKnightly, 03 June 2019 - 12:14 PM.


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Posted 03 June 2019 - 12:18 PM

Probably not as much as an A-list celebrity, but probably more than the average cartoon voice actor.  I imagine his talent agent has taken advantage of the fact that he's now the definitive voice of Optimus Prime to negotiate a handsome paycheck for each movie.



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Posted 03 June 2019 - 12:26 PM

I'm a bit doubtful about this. I can't find any source for Cullen discussing it, but a website on celebrity net worths puts him at $6 million, way below Welker's $15 million.

edit: Also, Welker's credits aren't just random small-name things. He was the top-grossing actor in history back in 2011. This seems to be a ranking of actors based on "how much money has all their movies and shows put together made" rather than "how much money they actually got", but he's far from an "average voice actor".

Edited by NotVeryKnightly, 03 June 2019 - 12:33 PM.


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Posted 03 June 2019 - 12:38 PM

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Posted 03 June 2019 - 01:09 PM

Sure, but that doesn't exactly put your assertions on solid ground either.

I have a hard time believing that Cullen even has much negotiating power since getting back into the role doesn't seem to have opened up other opportunities for him.

Being Optimus Prime certainly hasn't given him the status of say, any Marvel movie lead, considering that the paychecks those guys get are big enough to publicly discuss.

Edited by NotVeryKnightly, 03 June 2019 - 01:10 PM.


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Posted 03 June 2019 - 01:18 PM

I'm not sure what point you're trying to make since I never suggested that Cullen was suddenly an A-list voice actor getting tons of work now.  I'd say he's more like Kevin Conroy, but even he doesn't get starring roles in big budget live-action films like Cullen does.


Edited by Pale Rider, 03 June 2019 - 01:19 PM.


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Posted 03 June 2019 - 01:42 PM

Welker's secret has always been that he works like a maniac and is spread all over the spectrum in terms of roles.  Cullen does far less, but tends to get paid well for what voices he does now since he's nearly retired aside from voicing Optimus.


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Posted 03 June 2019 - 02:03 PM

. . . This just makes me want to hear Kevin Conroy and Peter Cullen working together on an original project.

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Posted 03 June 2019 - 05:04 PM

Welker's secret has always been that he works like a maniac and is spread all over the spectrum in terms of roles.  Cullen does far less, but tends to get paid well for what voices he does now since he's nearly retired aside from voicing Optimus.

 

Exactly.  I just want to see Welker's long career pay off in the form of a big role with an equally big payday.  Besides, who doesn't want to hear his Megatron verbally sparring with Cullen's Optimus in a live-action film while we still can?

 

If only Chris Latta were still with us...


Edited by Pale Rider, 03 June 2019 - 05:05 PM.


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Posted 03 June 2019 - 05:44 PM

Are Galvatron and Megatron in AoE and TLK just, like, not considered prominent enough to count for Welker here?

Like sure it's less sheer screentime than Cullen, but he was definitely there. Plus Soundwave and others in the previous two movies.



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Posted 03 June 2019 - 05:51 PM

Welker's secret has always been that he works like a maniac and is spread all over the spectrum in terms of roles.  Cullen does far less, but tends to get paid well for what voices he does now since he's nearly retired aside from voicing Optimus.


I watched the day after tomorrow the other day and he did the wolf "voices"

The man gets hired to growl for cgi animals!

At least i think it was day after tomorrow. Ive only watched a couple movies recently so im sure it was that one  :drunk


Edited by Telly, 03 June 2019 - 06:02 PM.

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Posted 03 June 2019 - 06:50 PM

Are Galvatron and Megatron in AoE and TLK just, like, not considered prominent enough to count for Welker here?

 

Not really.  I gave up on the Bay movies after DotM so I didn't see the last two.  Bringing in Welker by then was too little too late.

 

This reboot is a second chance though.


Edited by Pale Rider, 03 June 2019 - 06:52 PM.


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Posted 03 June 2019 - 11:05 PM

So, you're saying you want to see Welker voice Megatron/Galvatron in these movies like how Cullen has done for Optimus, but not when it's in movies you personally don't want to watch?

 

Okay then.


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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.

#2055 Pale Rider

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Posted 04 June 2019 - 08:31 AM

Yep.  I like certain actors, but I don't watch bad movies just to see them.  I'd rather see them in good movies.  What's strange about that?



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Posted 04 June 2019 - 10:17 AM

Eh, that I understand.  If the Marx Brothers showed up in Twilight somehow, I'm still not sitting through Twilight just to see the Marx Brothers.


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Posted 04 June 2019 - 10:21 AM

Yep.  I like certain actors, but I don't watch bad movies just to see them.  I'd rather see them in good movies.  What's strange about that?

 

The fact that you haven't seen those movies doesn't somehow automatically negate their existence.

 

You said wanted Welker and Megs/Galvy in these movies; we cited two that he was in. You don't count those because you didn't see them; well, that's pretty arbitrary, bad movies or not.


Edited by Sabrblade, 04 June 2019 - 10:22 AM.

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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 04 June 2019 - 10:23 AM

You're taking an objective approach and he's taking a subjective approach.  I don't see the problem here.  He's not saying they didn't happen.  He's just saying he'd prefer it to happen in a movie he'd like to watch.


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#2059 Pale Rider

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Posted 04 June 2019 - 10:25 AM

Yeah, when did I "negate" anything?  I don't deny that the Bay movies exist.



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Posted 04 June 2019 - 04:00 PM

we would LIKE to though!


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