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@  Nevermore : (20 September 2019 - 06:46 PM)

In case anyone's wondering.

@  Nevermore : (20 September 2019 - 06:46 PM)

Also, she pronounces her own name "Zuh-see".

@  TM2-Megatron : (20 September 2019 - 03:04 PM)

I think I'd read a while back she was born in Berlin

@  TM2-Megatron : (20 September 2019 - 03:04 PM)

I thought Zazie Beetz was really fantastic in Deadpool 2. Really looking forward to seeing her in Joker.

@  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)

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#21 unluckiness

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Posted 22 July 2017 - 07:46 AM

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Posted 22 July 2017 - 08:32 AM

I'm really, really hoping that IDW at least do reprint collections of the post-reboot material. Including Mega Drive, please.


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Posted 22 July 2017 - 08:47 AM

Penders thinks they'll want to reprint his stuff. 

 

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Posted 22 July 2017 - 11:29 AM

IDW reprinted Pat Lee's stuff, so I wouldn't say it's impossible.



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Posted 22 July 2017 - 03:50 PM

Id be fine with a comic all about the eggman army and the generals as they help eggman on missions and conspire to stab him in the back

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Posted 22 July 2017 - 04:28 PM

I really do hope they keep Archie's stuff in print. Well, some of it obviously. It's big and messy.

I wonder if we'll be seeing other Sega properties at IDW? Will they be keeping Mega Man in print?

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Posted 22 July 2017 - 04:29 PM

Mega Man isn't Sega, though.
I mean, it's not out of question that they'd pick up the license, but I imagine they'd want to at least see how well Sonic does first. And I can't really see a total reboot of Mega Man being a success; people would want it to pick up where the Archie series left off.


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Posted 22 July 2017 - 04:50 PM

Oh yeah, duh. My brain just smooshed them together because of the crossovers. Whoops.

Edited by Maruten, 22 July 2017 - 04:50 PM.

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#29 Tyranno

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Posted 22 July 2017 - 05:42 PM

So I saw something on tumblr that was a revelation to me.

 

We should really stop giving Penders the time of day. This attention people give him? It's what he wants. He wants people talking about him, he wants people spreading his stuff around, because it feeds the notion that he's a martyr. It keeps exposing everything that happened like an open wound, and for years after the lawsuit ended, it was a constant reminder that Archie had failed to protect the license and that Ken had been more or less successful against them and Sega. Every little bit that people kept focusing on continued undermining the whole enterprise, and whether or not Archie deserves to be called out for it (because they share some of the blame here for mismanagement), that doesn't really justify Ken or his position at all.

 

And now, for better or worse, we're giving him free publicity. Penders has even already amassed a small army of sycophants and loyalists that hang on everything he says. It's working.

 

If you want Sonic to succeed at IDW, if you care at all about the Archie comic's legacy, or this franchise at all, we need to forget Ken Penders. We need to ignore him when he says something stupid, egotistical, self serving, or borderline offensive. I know this fandom likes to focus on the negative to an absurd degree and laugh at the bile fascination, but continuing to give this egomaniac the time of day will only serve to continue emboldening him.

 

Make Ken Penders irrelevant. Do not engage him. Do not reblog his tweets. Do not share his art, even to laugh at it.

 

Make him as irrelevant as he deserves to be.


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Posted 22 July 2017 - 06:40 PM

I tried that with the current US President. Sadly it didn't work out.

Tho I am surprised to hear people view Penders as a martyr.

#31 Tyranno

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Posted 22 July 2017 - 06:43 PM

Even if he didn't, everything he says about Sonic gets spread around. It's basically free publicity at this point.


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Posted 22 July 2017 - 07:46 PM

It doesnt matter if people ignore him or not, he hasnt put himself in a good position.

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Posted 23 July 2017 - 11:32 PM

They should totally do two titles. New creative team for a jumping point then Ian Flynn and whoever he wants for Lost Hedgehog Tales. He can disguise the old characters as much as he can or just tell whatever story he wants. Multiple Sonic universes are game canon anyhow.

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Posted 23 July 2017 - 11:40 PM

Archie's books did a great job of building an enormous universe, and I think if IDW sticks to one title indefinitely it will feel very claustrophobic in comparison. But I think we can assume they'll give their core book a good long time to figure things out before they expand. 

 

I would once have expected that some sort of "classics"/reprint series would be inevitable, but with IDW's recent "shrinking our comics output by 25%" thing I'm not so confident now. This may end up as a one-series thing, hopefully with (at the very least) the odd mini or one-shot to offer a little extra. 

 

I'd really like to see Sonic Universe relaunching alongside the core book, but that may be seen as too Archie-ish, or premature given that IDW doesn't HAVE a "Sonic Universe" yet. 

 

I'm really bummed about the end of Archie, but pretty keen to see how IDW handles this because they have a good hit rate lately. 


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Posted 24 July 2017 - 03:28 PM

Well, they're at least following the Pat Lee protocol in terms of new work going forward, but if they can legally reprint his old stuff and make money off of it, they'll probably do it.



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Posted 24 July 2017 - 04:51 PM

Have Ian Flynn start the new series, same talent but new direction without the baggage. Then after a few years let other writers build upon that foundation. Eventually Ian gets to do a miniseries wrapping up the storyline from Archie in about 12 issues.
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Posted 25 July 2017 - 09:25 AM

Well, they're at least following the Pat Lee protocol in terms of new work going forward, but if they can legally reprint his old stuff and make money off of it, they'll probably do it.

 

Except reprints of the pre-Flynn stuff is why Archie got into the Fulop lawsuit in the first place...


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Posted 25 July 2017 - 11:11 AM

Hence the 'legal' part, IDW went straight to reprinting every Marvel Transformers story they could without Death's Head, Circuit Breaker, or Spider-Man. I never read any Sonic comics, there's no early Penders stuff that involves no legally contested characters?



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Posted 26 July 2017 - 04:09 AM

I mean. I guess there might be one or two issues, but none of what people actually care about Penders' run for. He got the OCs in early and en masse.


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