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@  wonko the sane? : (07 April 2020 - 07:32 AM)

Not while I'm outside working with the chainsaw. If it's working fine: then I don't need it. If it's NOT working; I use hand tools cause there is a job that brought me out there. No time to read.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (07 April 2020 - 03:07 AM)

You can Google manuals these days.

@  wonko the sane? : (06 April 2020 - 06:06 PM)

I can't. One: we don't know where dad hide the damn manual. Not that he read it either. And 2.) I'm congenitally incapable of reading it, being as I'm male.

@  TheMightyMol... : (06 April 2020 - 01:52 PM)

Lesson learned: RTFM.

@  wonko the sane? : (06 April 2020 - 11:45 AM)

It's time for todays lesson! Did you know there's a wrong way to install a chainsaw blade? I didn't. I thought the damn thing was just blunted, but nope. Backwards.

@  CORVUS : (05 April 2020 - 06:41 PM)

CONTAGION is on my current watchlist. I'm kicking it off with OUTBREAK, and I have a whole lineup of pandemic-based films. I treat this stuff as a fear-innoculant.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (05 April 2020 - 03:52 PM)

My point is that of late, Taiwan's government executed lockdown procedures to great success. Vietnam has done similarly.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (05 April 2020 - 03:34 PM)

Didn't SARS just suddenly stop before it got very far?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (05 April 2020 - 03:24 PM)

*raises eyebrows due to familial knowledge of SARS*

@  Steevy Maximus : (05 April 2020 - 01:43 PM)

It was uncomfortably real in 2011, it's downright scary in relation to the current pandemic.

@  Steevy Maximus : (05 April 2020 - 01:42 PM)

It is, almost to an uncomfortable point.The virus portrayed in that film was FAR more aggressive and fatal than Coronavirus, but the sourcing and spread and impact hit REALLY close to home compared to what we're dealing with now

@  Maximus Ambus : (05 April 2020 - 04:50 AM)

Actually on the subject, I've hard a lot of people refer to a 2011 film called Contagion that they think is relevant.

@  Maximus Ambus : (05 April 2020 - 01:11 AM)

Ah well, I'll stick to the classic British sitcoms: One Foot in the Grave, Til Death Do Us Part and They Think It's All Over.

@  TM2-Megatron : (05 April 2020 - 12:53 AM)

There's always the original, cheesy as it is

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (05 April 2020 - 12:10 AM)

Dunno... Tonight one of the major networks showed a movie with plagues.. including that listening to their leader causes the first born to die. ;P So nah.. I think the Stand could work. :D

@  TM2-Megatron : (04 April 2020 - 09:18 PM)

That's probably the last thing anyone needs to see, at the moment. Maybe when we get to the end of June/beginning of July and we can venture back out, it might be possible to find some enjoyment in The Stand.

@  Maximus Ambus : (04 April 2020 - 02:08 PM)

I suppose the CBS adaptation of Stephen Kings The Stand will be delayed.

@  Rycochet : (04 April 2020 - 11:26 AM)

We'll always be together. Together in electric dreams.

@  Rycochet : (04 April 2020 - 11:25 AM)

Please remember that in these times of social distancing, we'll always be together however far it seems.

@  wonko the sane? : (03 April 2020 - 12:41 PM)

It arrived! Yay!

@  wonko the sane? : (03 April 2020 - 11:25 AM)

Given how the virus lasts about 3-4 days on metals and plastics, it's about the only way to go about getting stuff right now. I ordered a monitor mount for my desk and the delivery has been pushed back twice already.

@  Maximus Ambus : (03 April 2020 - 11:04 AM)

He ordered it online, says it was to keep those delivery boys in business. I did the same a week ago with some Transformers Studio Series figures off Kapow. Don't know if it's wise or not considering.

@  wonko the sane? : (03 April 2020 - 09:12 AM)

You'd be the first. Everyone else has either been frustrated cause the one they wanted was sold out (like during boxing week.) or rushing to replace something broken.

@  RYNO : (03 April 2020 - 08:53 AM)

I actually walked into a store the other day and just randomly decided to buy at 32inch TV. It was just a Vizio, and grabbed a Mounting Bracket for it. No duress. Just a spur of the moment wanted a TV for my master bedroom.

@  wonko the sane? : (03 April 2020 - 07:31 AM)

Conversely: I've never met a person who wasn't buying a TV under duress... so... yeah.

@  wonko the sane? : (03 April 2020 - 07:20 AM)

I think I've met maybe two people other than myself who count cables before buying a TV.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (03 April 2020 - 05:33 AM)

Seriously.. HDMI splitters and switches are so bloody finicky, but most tvs don't have enough inputs.

@  Maximus Ambus : (03 April 2020 - 05:09 AM)

Just spent a hour trying to get my brothers new Samsung TV to read his Playstation and Blu Ray player only to find he was using a HDMI splitter.

@  Steevy Maximus : (02 April 2020 - 11:07 AM)

I could never master oral bullshittery. But in my day I was quite adept with the written word.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (01 April 2020 - 11:32 PM)

You have mastered the art of Bulljive. You must use this power only for good, or entertainment.

@  Sabrblade : (01 April 2020 - 08:58 PM)

This morning, for one of my online classes, I had to give a positive oral presentation about a play that I hated having to watch. I went into it completely unprepared and just winged it. My professor LOVED my presentation and thought it was excellent. She believed every word I said and honestly thought that I enjoyed that miserable play. Best April Fools ever!

@  ▲ndrusi : (01 April 2020 - 10:06 AM)

Happy Everyone Thinks They're A Comedian Now Day!

@  Donocropolis : (31 March 2020 - 05:45 AM)

Who, I might add, has never been photographed together with Byteman. Just sayin'.

@  Sabrblade : (30 March 2020 - 10:27 PM)

Bruce Wayne's cyberpunk cousin?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (30 March 2020 - 09:27 PM)

Laser Wayne

@  Sabrblade : (30 March 2020 - 09:08 PM)

Luther Unum

@  PlutoniumBoss : (30 March 2020 - 07:09 PM)

Or Lee Derwon.

@  Steevy Maximus : (30 March 2020 - 06:51 PM)

Not to be confused with Leader I

@  Steevy Maximus : (30 March 2020 - 06:50 PM)

He was Leader Uno

@  Steevy Maximus : (30 March 2020 - 06:50 PM)

He was the OTHER Leader 1

@  TheMightyMol... : (30 March 2020 - 06:29 PM)

Or Sideways.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (30 March 2020 - 05:26 PM)

On the other hand, this is Armada we're talking about. It could have actually been Metroplex.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (28 March 2020 - 11:08 PM)

Oh yeah, that was Fort Max. My bad.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (28 March 2020 - 09:12 PM)

https://tfwiki.net/wiki/Peritus_Maximus

@  LBD "Nyt... : (28 March 2020 - 09:11 PM)

Christmas Maximus?

@  Maximus Ambus : (28 March 2020 - 01:13 PM)

At least the ozone layer is healing. unless this is a 0.0000000001% thing it's sounds like good news.

@  ▲ndrusi : (28 March 2020 - 09:27 AM)

(But only pretty sure, not 100% sure.)

@  ▲ndrusi : (28 March 2020 - 09:26 AM)

Pretty sure y'all were thinking of Fortress Maximus yesterday.

@  Bass X0 : (28 March 2020 - 12:38 AM)

Dare! Dare to believe you can survive 2020!

@  Steevy Maximus : (27 March 2020 - 08:18 PM)

Baja Blast is back at retail!


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#121 ZakuConvoy

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Posted 25 March 2018 - 08:03 PM

Well, the first IDW Sonic issue got released at WonderCon this weekend.  So, of course somebody already put the whole thing online already.  It's out there if you're really curious.

 

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#122 Daith

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Posted 26 March 2018 - 01:17 AM

So barely anyone has played the current prologue to the comic then :D


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Posted 26 March 2018 - 08:47 AM

It's the first issue. It's setting stuff up from what is essentially zero. I didn't really expect a huge lore and continuity heavy thing. Let's see where this goes.


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Posted 26 March 2018 - 10:07 AM

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#125 Maruten

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Posted 26 March 2018 - 05:04 PM

I'd be very surprised if this book doesn't do at least the numbers IDW expects. Whatever market existed for the Archie book surely will largely be onboard for this? Or will "we hate you for killing Archie" keep people away? Is there anger? Will there be boycotts?!


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#126 Daith

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Posted 26 March 2018 - 10:37 PM

It's tough to say. I do want to give it a chance myself and nothing especially wrong is coming from it yet. But the biggest draw for me was the classic SAT AM continuation. That's what drew me to the comic originally. Granted I never paid it mind until after the introduction of the Com-Bots. If we are sticking to strictly game and completely original new characters I'm not sure I'll continue for long.


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#127 LBD "Nytetrayn"

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Posted 27 March 2018 - 06:28 AM

I'll never understand the notion that the Archie comic was ever a "continuation" of SatAM.

It came out first, left the party last, and other than sharing some characters and eventually some settings, had virtually nothing in common except for a relatively brief spell. Different MacGuffins, different death for Robotnik (yeah, I know about the planned Season 3 stuff, but it never happened)... they were ultimately two rather different beasts.

It's like calling Marvel G1 a continuation of the Sunbow cartoon.

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#128 Daith

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Posted 27 March 2018 - 11:40 AM

I know there were differences and it wasn't the same. But then there were specific instances too that the comic actually tied itself to the cartoon, like the introduction of Lupe and the Wolfpack specifically had a reference text box telling you to check out their first appearance in the cartoon. Not to mention taking the plan of using Naugus as a post Robotnik villain. It may not be a direct continuation but it continued the use of characters and ideas from the show where no other use of media had.


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#129 LBD "Nytetrayn"

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Posted 28 March 2018 - 06:01 AM

Sure, but the same could be said of many comic tie-ins, but no one calls those a continuation. The aforementioned Marvel Transformers, for instance, as well as their G.I. Joe and Archi's TMNT Adventures.

Heck, with the possible exception of Joe, the others adapted cartoon episodes as well and TF expanded on unused ideas.

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#130 Daith

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Posted 28 March 2018 - 02:31 PM

Well whatever. Either way you want to look at it that's what brought quite a few readers in. It may not have continued the story of the cartoon completely but the characters kept going on so yes it's a continuation of some sort. If you want to be nitpicky about it go ahead.


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Posted 29 March 2018 - 06:30 AM

Nah, I'm done. I just think it's silly thing no one else (fandom-wise) seems to do, that's all.

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#132 Maruten

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Posted 04 April 2018 - 02:56 AM

Well, not a lot happens in issue one but it's issue one. I liked it fine, though it didn't blow me away. I'm pretty keen to see where it goes as it develops its own identity.

Don't know how much of this came from the script and how much was Yardley, but one thing I did like is that Sonic is constantly moving, like always doing something even when he's just standing there talking to Tails. Even if it's just picking his teeth, he's almost never static. I assume we were expecting to be happy with the art given it's a beloved veteran (right?) and I was.

Bring on next week!

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Posted 08 April 2018 - 06:26 PM

Thinking it over, if the mystery enemy is a returning enemy and not a new guy (and also not just Eggman), I'm betting its...

 

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Posted 13 April 2018 - 02:00 PM

So far it's great.
Woooo!

#135 Daith

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Posted 13 April 2018 - 05:52 PM

Its ok. So far its just Sonic taking down Eggbots with one of the side kicks in tow.

Though it seems like Sonic isnt totally against Amys affections as long as hes not slowed down.

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Posted 13 April 2018 - 09:05 PM

We're still very firmly in Setup Town, but I didn't think issue 2 was quite as much fun as the first, possibly just because I didn't enjoy the art as much. Still fairly confident we'll have something solid once the whole thing gets going though.

Also, Amy... sigh. There has to be more to her than holding a hammer and crushing on a Sonic I hope? Surely. I'm surprised they didn't put more effort into making her a more compelling character for her debut in the new continuity.

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#137 ZakuConvoy

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Posted 13 April 2018 - 09:24 PM

Meh, they gave her a city planner/rallying the troops moment, so that was kind of nice.

 

And this was probably an improvement over the first issue for me, since at least there's a LITTLE bit of conflict between Amy and Sonic compared to Tails and Sonic.

 

But, yeah, looks like these first four issues are probably just going to be the same story over and over again, just inserting different characters in.  Hopefully, this "new" villain is worth the setup.



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Posted 15 April 2018 - 10:18 AM

I enjoyed the issues so far. Maybe it's because I'm fairly new to Sonic comics, but I don't mind the first couple of issues being set ups.

I wonder who will be revealed as the mastermind behind all of this.


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Posted 15 April 2018 - 05:47 PM

I have high hopes for issue three since it's the first one that's introducing actual new characters, so I think there'll be a bit more going on. 


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Posted 18 April 2018 - 09:46 AM

Well we get our new Skunk duo in #3 and gotta say Rough and Tumble are kinda fun.

 

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I think one thing that kinda bugs me is the lack of setting. So far each issue just has Sonic taking care of a problem in random animal towns with no name. Now I know we aren't getting Robotropolis, Knothole and the like, but so far nothing really has been set up as being important other than just keeping the citizenry safe. There really doesn't seem like there isn't any stakes to raise yet. While we know guy in the chair is plotting something bigger just what that is beyond "Bwahahaha Evil!" is just too ambiguous.

 

Oh well issue 4 has Blaze and another new character appearing. I'm wondering if I'll keep going after our introductory issues. So far it's just kind of mediocre. It's not bad, but not really making me see the story as anything worth following.


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