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@  TheMightyMol... : (12 December 2019 - 05:33 PM)

Can it raise the dead?

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 05:33 PM)

Cheddar can do just about anything.

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 05:32 PM)

Cream cheese has to be on a bagel or crackers.

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 05:31 PM)

(for example: I like Swiss cheese on sandwiches, but find it merely tolerable by itself)

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 05:30 PM)

I mean are you eating it by itself? With crackers? On a sandwich?

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 December 2019 - 04:48 PM)

I would ask, but I'd rather not know.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (12 December 2019 - 03:38 PM)

With my mouth, usually.

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 08:48 AM)

Depends on how you're eating it.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (12 December 2019 - 01:40 AM)

Havarti, without a doubt.

@  Greebtron : (12 December 2019 - 01:28 AM)

Not Don, thanks. I'd like a writer who actually cares enough to do the job properly

@  Benbot : (11 December 2019 - 09:34 PM)

What's your favorite cheese? I'm not sure, but it's hard to beat muenster.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 December 2019 - 05:10 PM)

Man I wish IDW could do a season 2.5 with a few writers like Michael Charles Hill or Donald F Glut or Paul Davids involved.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 December 2019 - 04:33 PM)

They were looking for Skids, but the animators forgot he existed again.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 December 2019 - 02:58 PM)

He regrouped with Omega Supreme, the Dinobots, Skyfire and the Protectobots.

@  Benbot : (11 December 2019 - 08:20 AM)

Did he get infected with the rest of the Autobots or did he smartly remain off-planet?

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 December 2019 - 05:38 AM)

He really just went to the beach for a couple of days, then called it in. Who's gonna follow up on it?

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 December 2019 - 05:05 AM)

Anyone really believe Cosmos searched far enough for more ingredient for Corrostop?

@  Nevermore : (11 December 2019 - 03:48 AM)

Oh, we are pretty good at "forgetting" about that. Insisting on sending people home on their overtime, THEN suddenly rushing to do the "backlog" stuff when it's really overdue.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 December 2019 - 05:43 PM)

I've yet to find an organization which didn't have a backlog of "stuff" that needs to be done, but isn't important enough to put on the schedule proper.

@  TM2-Megatron : (10 December 2019 - 05:01 PM)

I'm sure most good/bad (depending on your POV) bosses would be able to find something for the worker to do, in most cases, even if it's spending 8 hours pretending to push a broom around

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (10 December 2019 - 04:39 PM)

Still better than American jobs. x.x;

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 December 2019 - 11:10 AM)

I'm pretty sure you've already mentioned this before. Especially that last one.

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2019 - 11:05 AM)

That can be fun if you're strong-willed enough. "Hey, you want to go home? Overtime reduction, there's nothing to do..." - "Nah, not today. I want to work."

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2019 - 11:04 AM)

This applies to the field of work as well. Meaning, your boss orders you to show up for a full shift, you show up on time and are absolutely willing to work, and then your boss realizes he has no work for you, your boss has to pay you for a full shift even if you don't work at all.

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2019 - 11:03 AM)

Fun fact: German law has a concept named "default in acceptance", which postulates that if there is a "service for payment" contract, the party that should provide the service correctly offers their due service, and the party that should pay fails to accept the service within due time, the second party still has to pay the first party even if there was no service delivered.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 10:54 PM)

If it's seasonal affective disorder, check with your doc about vitamin D supplements.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 December 2019 - 12:46 PM)

That's what I was thinking too, It's the christmas rush and if that's not stressful enough the cold weather can also impact mental health.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 12:41 PM)

Might be a stupid question given the comment, BUT: have you done anything outside the ordinary lately? Might just be a stress reaction.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 December 2019 - 12:29 PM)

I've experienced sleep paralysis with ghostly images and similar things in the past and can snap out of it through moving my fingers. I've definitely hallucinated before and members of both sides of the family have had similar experience, some suffered forms of mental instability in two cases schizophrenia.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 10:47 AM)

So... either a hallucination or night terrors. Are you prone to this kind of thing?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 11:55 PM)

It kept repeating until I sat up.

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 11:54 PM)

I've been up since three and when sheepish I was hallucinating something knocking twice against my bedroom door.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 December 2019 - 06:58 PM)

Then repaint Apeface and Snapdragon as Transmetal Optimus Primal and Megatron. It's crazy enough to work.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (07 December 2019 - 05:32 PM)

Moral imperative.

@  Nevermore : (07 December 2019 - 05:13 PM)

Wishful thinking, rumor or leak?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 04:48 PM)

Snapdragon for Earthrise.

@  TM2-Megatron : (04 December 2019 - 10:22 PM)

Still not the weirdest thing a Nic Cage character has done in a film

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 December 2019 - 04:00 PM)

Couldn't be worse than him pissing fire as Ghost Rider.

@  Rycochet : (04 December 2019 - 03:38 PM)

The Tim Burton Superman Movie is the DC movie we deserve. It would have Nic Cage in a technosuit punching polarbears.

@  Paladin : (04 December 2019 - 02:59 PM)

Wonder Woman was great. Shazam was amazing. Aquaman... exists.

@  RichardT1977 : (04 December 2019 - 01:54 PM)

TBF, Aquaman and Shazam! were pretty good.

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 December 2019 - 01:00 PM)

Not a difficult feat.

@  Benbot : (04 December 2019 - 11:50 AM)

You just put more effort into telling a compelling story than all of WB's execs.

@  Cybersnark : (04 December 2019 - 11:41 AM)

Cue the flashback to Jonathan, reassuring a terrified child: "What you are is never as important as who you are." Cue Superman's response to Brainiac: "I already know who I am."*John Williams fanfare plays*

@  Cybersnark : (04 December 2019 - 11:38 AM)

I don't think we even really need to see Krypton. I'd start with Clark growing up in Kansas, thinking he's normal, and follow him through the development of his powers. There've been enough alternate takes on Krypton that it could actually work as a mystery; is this the pre-Crisis utopia, the sterile science world, or the relic of a fallen empire? Brainiac was there, and he tempts Clark with the knowledge of what he really is.

@  Otaku : (04 December 2019 - 11:12 AM)

First, a Krypton film, ending with baby Kal-El being found on Earth.  Then Supe's early career film, establishing his values... and if Jonothan Kent needs to die, it happens because of something like a heart attack while Clark is savnig folks on the other side of the world.  After we know Clark minimizes property damage and never kills, have Zod & Company show up and force him to make tough choices.

@  Otaku : (04 December 2019 - 11:07 AM)

Man of Steel seems like someone came up with a Superman trilogy and then the execs said "We've got to catch up to Marvel, make it one film!".  I don't mean that based on the film's actual pacing, but because various story beats make more sense to me if they weren't all squished together.

@  Cybersnark : (03 December 2019 - 07:44 PM)

I've been wanting to write a Superman movie trilogy for years; "Man of Steel" (featuring a Terminator-like Brainiac) was going to be first, with "Last Son of Krypton" (featuring the Eradicator) as the sequel and "Man of Tomorrow" (in which Luthor makes his face-heel turn) as the conclusion. Thanks to Snyder I have to re-arrange my titles.

@  Nevermore : (03 December 2019 - 06:15 PM)

I still wish "Man of Steel" had instead been an adaptation of both the John Byrne miniseries of the same name and the Jeph Loeb/Tim Sale miniseries "Superman For All Seasons".

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (03 December 2019 - 04:42 PM)

A take I just read: Man of Steel is shot with such a lack of lighting that it is easier to discern what is going on in a porn film.


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#21 NotVeryKnightly

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Posted 23 August 2017 - 02:47 AM

I don't understand all the hate for Harmony Gold regarding Jetfire. They paid for the exclusive rights to something, and fought to maintain it.

Hasbro would do the same thing if Mattel released action figures that looked like Optimus Prime.

It's just a part of the system/game.


Well, that particular Jetfire was just a G.I. Joe aircraft in Jetfire's color scheme, which didn't come from Macross.

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Posted 23 August 2017 - 05:15 AM

Didn't they also demand that every copy of the toy be mailed to them or something?


 

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Posted 23 August 2017 - 05:29 AM

Didn't HG once try to stop one of the people who worked on Macross from selling copies of his own art at a convention or am I misremembering it with some other legal hugery they did?


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Posted 23 August 2017 - 08:48 AM

The anime community acknowledged that HG was one of the grandfathers of anime in America, but HG/Streamline were elevated to the status of vampires/boogeymen of the creative community, and eventually became a (not very funny) joke.  There was even a time when, if you criticised a title, someone would, reflexively, yell, "Quiet, HG will sue you over that!"


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Posted 23 August 2017 - 09:59 AM

I don't understand all the hate for Harmony Gold regarding Jetfire. They paid for the exclusive rights to something, and fought to maintain it.

Hasbro would do the same thing if Mattel released action figures that looked like Optimus Prime.

It's just a part of the system/game.

The results of everything that's actually went to court (or been dismissed, like the Jetfire case) show that the rights they have aren't as exclusive or extensive as they think they are.

 

I'd say the Jetfire case was more like if Mattel released a Hot Wheels car that was a (not yellow) Lamborghini with extra parts on top, and if Hasbro sued over that.



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Posted 23 August 2017 - 12:01 PM

 

I don't understand all the hate for Harmony Gold regarding Jetfire. They paid for the exclusive rights to something, and fought to maintain it.

Hasbro would do the same thing if Mattel released action figures that looked like Optimus Prime.

It's just a part of the system/game.


Well, that particular Jetfire was just a G.I. Joe aircraft in Jetfire's color scheme, which didn't come from Macross.

 

 

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Posted 23 August 2017 - 12:03 PM

あれはバルキリーじゃない。ジェットファイヤーだ!


"That's no Valkyrie. It's Jetfire!"

...?

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Posted 23 August 2017 - 12:18 PM

 

あれはバルキリーじゃない。ジェットファイヤーだ!


"That's no Valkyrie. It's Jetfire!"

...?

 

 

I was trying to retort to D Buster Prime that calling the 2013 Jetfire toy a Valkyrie was nonsense.


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Posted 23 August 2017 - 12:58 PM

Didn't they also demand that every copy of the toy be mailed to them or something?

 

they did

 

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Posted 23 August 2017 - 05:48 PM

I don't understand all the hate for Harmony Gold regarding Jetfire. They paid for the exclusive rights to something, and fought to maintain it.

Hasbro would do the same thing if Mattel released action figures that looked like Optimus Prime.

It's just a part of the system/game.

The results of everything that's actually went to court (or been dismissed, like the Jetfire case) show that the rights they have aren't as exclusive or extensive as they think they are.
 
I'd say the Jetfire case was more like if Mattel released a Hot Wheels car that was a (not yellow) Lamborghini with extra parts on top, and if Hasbro sued over that.

Except Mattel actually does stuff with Hot Wheels.

It's more like Mattel releasing a Clayface figure and Hasbro suing them because it's "too close" to an Inhumanoid.

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Posted 23 August 2017 - 11:24 PM

I understand trying to stand by their legal perspective DBuster, but understand that HG has pretty much torched any goodwill they ever accrued. I grew up loving Robotech, but I'm ready to see it die to see Marcoss be able to release properly world wide.

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Posted 23 August 2017 - 11:41 PM

Robotech may die...

 

But the WOMEN OF ROBOTECH shall live on!

 



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Posted 24 August 2017 - 09:58 AM

HG has tried many times to restart RT, each of them with lack-luster results.    They really could make MORE money off the property if they sold it to a company that actually gave a damn about it, instead of the small amount of revenue it brings them...  Most of which seems to get squandered on lawsuits. 


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Posted 24 August 2017 - 10:13 AM

HG has tried many times to restart RT, each of them with lack-luster results.    They really could make MORE money off the property if they sold it to a company that actually gave a damn about it, instead of the small amount of revenue it brings them...  Most of which seems to get squandered on lawsuits. 

They have a marketing problem.  They do not understand the market and seem to be unwilling to pay someone to define it.  Once they have the definition, they then have to hire people with the creativity to meet the desires of the market with existing properties.  It costs less and has fewer risks to hire lawyers to protect the properties, than it does to hire marketers and creative types.


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Posted 24 August 2017 - 10:23 AM

Robotech may die...

 

But the WOMEN OF ROBOTECH shall live on!

 

I watching those commercials back to back, it gives the message to young girls that the women in Rick's life were 100% interchangeable. 

 

Without knowing the story, here is what it looks like.

A guy dates two women - neither know each other - the guy takes his dates to the same restaurant on the same night (he doesn't even bother to change clothes) - and no one knows any better - AND the women are free to pursue their dreams...This has '87 SITCOM written all over it.

 

The 80's were a terribly progressive time.


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Posted 24 August 2017 - 10:59 AM

Four years until I can get a professionally-dubbed, official copy of DYRL! Wooo!

 

THANK GOD.

 

 

I will always love my Robotech Novels, but Harmony Gold has even screwed those up now first by making them non-canon and then apparently heavily editing the online versions. (Read about that on Facebook.)



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Posted 24 August 2017 - 12:14 PM

Four years until I can get a professionally-dubbed, official copy of DYRL! Wooo!

 

I'd settle for an official release with subtitles, but that would be even better!


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Posted 24 August 2017 - 12:16 PM

I will always love my Robotech Novels, but Harmony Gold has even screwed those up now first by making them non-canon and then apparently heavily editing the online versions. (Read about that on Facebook.)

Can you elaborate? I've been thinking of going digital at some point, and the RT novels would probably be one of my first purchases.

I know they edited the timeline / dates way back when Shadow Chronicles came back (I don't remember if it was a late/early return for the REF), but I didn't think they did any other major edits. Unless they went back and renamed the AJACs again.

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Posted 24 August 2017 - 12:56 PM

Four years until I can get a professionally-dubbed, official copy of DYRL! Wooo!

 

THANK GOD.

 

 

I will always love my Robotech Novels, but Harmony Gold has even screwed those up now first by making them non-canon and then apparently heavily editing the online versions. (Read about that on Facebook.)

 

 

 

Four years until I can get a professionally-dubbed, official copy of DYRL! Wooo!

 

I'd settle for an official release with subtitles, but that would be even better!

 

or a blueray with both...

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Posted 24 August 2017 - 05:12 PM

Robotech may die...
 
But the WOMEN OF ROBOTECH shall live on!
 

I watching those commercials back to back, it gives the message to young girls that the women in Rick's life were 100% interchangeable. 
 
Without knowing the story, here is what it looks like.
A guy dates two women - neither know each other - the guy takes his dates to the same restaurant on the same night (he doesn't even bother to change clothes) - and no one knows any better - AND the women are free to pursue their dreams...This has '87 SITCOM written all over it.
 
The 80's were a terribly progressive time.
I almost wish there were more dolls just for the awful disparity between "ongoing war drama" and "isn't she neat?"

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