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@  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.

@  Maximus Ambus : (03 December 2019 - 12:20 PM)

Making Soylant is harder then it looks, it's not like the movies, you have to keep whacking and hacking at the ingredient, it'll scream and fight, maybe bite but eventually it will go down.

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

varies from person to person.

@  Benbot : (03 December 2019 - 11:34 AM)

It's an acquired taste

@  CORVUS : (03 December 2019 - 11:17 AM)

Soylent? Its pretty awful.

@  unluckiness : (03 December 2019 - 02:49 AM)

Depends on your denomination of Christianity

@  Patch : (02 December 2019 - 05:52 PM)

@Benbot Do they have a soy-free version? Like maybe just "Lent?"

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 December 2019 - 02:03 PM)

Just occurred to me 'Autobot' Megatron happened in Target 2006.

@  Benbot : (02 December 2019 - 11:48 AM)

have you tried Soylent? It's pretty good! https://soylent.com/

@  Paladin : (02 December 2019 - 10:01 AM)

i prefer free-range human usually. pain in the ass to hunt though...

@  TheMightyMol... : (02 December 2019 - 09:42 AM)

If your human is all bones, you may have purchased a skeleton by accident. Contact your grocer to inquire about exhange policies.

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 December 2019 - 09:31 AM)

Vegans are categorised as human therefore just fall under Soylant, they are usually all bones.

@  wonko the sane? : (01 December 2019 - 04:47 PM)

Cause... that latter one is technically all burgers anyway.

@  wonko the sane? : (01 December 2019 - 04:46 PM)

So... a burger made without meat, or a burger made with the meat taken from a vegan?

@  Maximus Ambus : (01 December 2019 - 04:22 PM)

I had a vegan burger last week, this week I'll give a vegan steak a shot.

@  wonko the sane? : (30 November 2019 - 12:37 PM)

a proper paradox would have broken the board. Nice try though.

@  Maximus Ambus : (30 November 2019 - 01:47 AM)

This shout is empty.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (30 November 2019 - 12:01 AM)

I've got the admit. tubi tv is great. It's got a lot of stuff.. Including Super Sentai.

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 November 2019 - 10:35 PM)

There is frankly no better place to (legally) find schlock on the internet for free than Tubi TV

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 November 2019 - 10:33 PM)

It's got all the graphic violence and gratuitous nudity a late 80s OVA should have.

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 November 2019 - 10:32 PM)

Available for free with ads on Tubi TV.

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 November 2019 - 10:32 PM)

It's "Goku: Midnight Eye". Originally produced in the late 80s, it apparently wasn't dubbed until the late 90s given Steve Blum was the lead.

@  wonko the sane? : (29 November 2019 - 06:38 PM)

The description makes it sound like some high grade, mid 80's shlock. Which, frankly, is my groove.

@  TheMightyMol... : (29 November 2019 - 12:37 PM)

Was wondering how long it would take someone to ask.

@  wonko the sane? : (29 November 2019 - 09:58 AM)

okay, it's been like two days so far: what anime is this, cause I'm dying to know.

@  Steevy Maximus : (27 November 2019 - 09:23 PM)

You know you're in for a good time when an old anime starts with a crime lord uses roller skates in his cybernetic legs to skate down the side of the building, launches to a dock and into a getaway boat.

@  Pinkcolliebot : (26 November 2019 - 03:55 PM)

Hey Everyone I'm Making The TF Roll Out Short "Gotta Go Fast!"

@  Benbot : (26 November 2019 - 12:52 PM)

That's what I was hoping for. But here I am, at work the following day.

@  wonko the sane? : (26 November 2019 - 12:29 PM)

You say "die in bed" and I'm thinking "why is that a problem?".

@  fourteenwings : (26 November 2019 - 07:06 AM)

If you don't get out of bed ever your muscles will lock in super-uncomfortable ways and you may get blood clots

@  MEDdMI : (25 November 2019 - 08:53 PM)

You did nothing, and so rocks fall down and you die.

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 November 2019 - 08:35 PM)

But that's not you doing something, that's something being done to you.

@  MEDdMI : (25 November 2019 - 08:28 PM)

Unless a meteor crashes down on your bed while you're in it.

@  wonko the sane? : (25 November 2019 - 07:08 PM)

I've been trying for the last few hours to find an argument to counter this... and I can't do it.

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 November 2019 - 03:32 PM)

The most dangerous thing you can do is get out of bed in the morning. Everything else that happens is a consequence of that one terrible, terrible decision.

@  wonko the sane? : (25 November 2019 - 03:28 PM)

Driving, by itself, is dangerous. Anything done to compromise the concentration of the pilot just makes things worse.

@  Benbot : (25 November 2019 - 12:46 PM)

Actually, I think you could make a reasonable argument for saying driving with glasses is dangerous. That is, more dangerous than driving with contacts or perfect vision. You have poor peripheral vision with glasses.


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Cyberverse More Than Meets the Eye Confusion

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Posted 25 May 2018 - 12:19 PM

I wish they had kept Barricade's original look, with the arms being essentially the full sides of the car and the Decepticon badge for a head with a gold face and all. This version just immediately gets lost amongst all the other G1 car bots.

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Posted 25 May 2018 - 12:22 PM

I appreciate that transmitter thing on Soundwave's left shoulder. It's weird to have this totally new detail on a design that's otherwise G1 Soundwave slightly made of truck.


Are you sure it's not adapted from Machine Wars Soundwave?

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Posted 25 May 2018 - 12:38 PM

I wish they had kept Barricade's original look, with the arms being essentially the full sides of the car and the Decepticon badge for a head with a gold face and all. This version just immediately gets lost amongst all the other G1 car bots.

I think that's more true of the game model than of the Authentics one. 

 

Spoiler

 

TLK Barricade is a depressingly normal guy and a sad, sad replacement for the unique monster that was 07 Barry. But I don't think he's quite "just another car guy" - he's got a pretty distinctive build and some specific character cues. I just unfortunately don't feel that 07 Barricade really fits into anything anymore; he's very much a product of the first movie and a cast of villains that's like five dudes. 

 

It's a pity that this version of Barricade is the one getting carried forward for now, though. I bet RiD could have had a lot of fun with a take on the 07 version. 


Edited by Copper Bezel, 25 May 2018 - 12:39 PM.

Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 25 May 2018 - 01:00 PM

Instagram user tf_fanatic_ has been posting the larger character models, which I have mirrored on the front page.


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#385 Boomhauer

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Posted 25 May 2018 - 01:14 PM

People talking like these are designs for the new cartoons are going to be disappointed. Be it because there's no guarantee any of these characters will be in the show or because "Wtf?! Why are they cartoony and kiddy in this! What happened to the old art! GRIMLOCK HAS A MOUTH?!"

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Posted 25 May 2018 - 01:36 PM

People talking like these are designs for the new cartoons are going to be disappointed. Be it because there's no guarantee any of these characters will be in the show or because "Wtf?! Why are they cartoony and kiddy in this! What happened to the old art! GRIMLOCK HAS A MOUTH?!"

 

Time for some of my trademark pedantry: these evergreen designs themselves will indeed not appear in Cyberverse. Rather, Cyberverse uses distinct character models spun off from the base evergreen concept.


Edited by SHIELD Agent 47, 25 May 2018 - 01:41 PM.

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Posted 25 May 2018 - 01:39 PM

My serfdom for a red-helmeted, white-crested Ratchet.

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Posted 25 May 2018 - 01:55 PM

My serfdom for a red-helmeted, white-crested Ratchet.

I am glad that he's at least using the white helmet and gray crest, rather than the white helmet and red crest.  To me that's the worst of 3 possible options he's usually given.

 

It does cause me some displeasure that Windblade's thighs and jet front follow the T30 figure's rather than the comic or LG color schemes.


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Posted 25 May 2018 - 01:58 PM

I've always liked the original Hasbro Windblade's leg color layouts better than the Takara/comic/RID one, so that's okay by me. Girl robots don't all have to be wearing panties and everybody doesn't have to have upper and lower legs that don't match.

 

(The original Hasbro toy's silver face and makeup are, on the other hand, much worse.)



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Posted 25 May 2018 - 01:58 PM

The curse of Pat Lee strikes again: Optimus' tail lights are on the wrong feet  :rolleyes



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Posted 25 May 2018 - 02:00 PM

Whoever's photo that was Pat Lee used fifteen years ago has a lot to answer for.



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Posted 25 May 2018 - 02:07 PM

People talking like these are designs for the new cartoons are going to be disappointed. Be it because there's no guarantee any of these characters will be in the show or because "Wtf?! Why are they cartoony and kiddy in this! What happened to the old art! GRIMLOCK HAS A MOUTH?!"

Time for some of my trademark pedantry: these evergreen designs themselves will indeed not appear in Cyberverse. Rather, Cyberverse uses distinct character models spun off from the base evergreen concept.

It's not pedantic. The Cyberverse designs are 90% the evergreen designs, and we're going to be seeing a lot of said designs, whether in their pure form or filtered through a given franchise. We've even seen this with Prime in Rescue Bots Academy. Small details will indeed vary in implementation, but these are the masters off which everyhting else is being struck.
Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 25 May 2018 - 02:42 PM

I've always liked the original Hasbro Windblade's leg color layouts better than the Takara/comic/RID one, so that's okay by me. Girl robots don't all have to be wearing panties and everybody doesn't have to have upper and lower legs that don't match.

In theory I agree with you, but in actual physical form the red thighs didn't look as nice.


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Posted 25 May 2018 - 03:00 PM

 

I've always liked the original Hasbro Windblade's leg color layouts better than the Takara/comic/RID one, so that's okay by me. Girl robots don't all have to be wearing panties and everybody doesn't have to have upper and lower legs that don't match.

In theory I agree with you, but in actual physical form the red thighs didn't look as nice.

 

To me, the non-T30 deco makes a nice uniform alternating color pattern from toe to head of "black toes, red shins, black thighs, red waist, black belly, red chest, black headdress".

 

With the T30 deco, instead of "black, red, black, red, black, red, black" that breaks up the color distribution, it's "black, red, red, black, black, red, black" providing too much of the same color in the legs and lower torso.


Edited by Sabrblade, 25 May 2018 - 03:01 PM.

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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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 25 May 2018 - 03:02 PM

I am glad that he's at least using the white helmet and gray crest, rather than the white helmet and red crest.  To me that's the worst of 3 possible options he's usually given.


How do you look at yourself in the mirror with all the wrong, terrible things you are saying? Quality of Ratchet heads is in a bell curve relationship to the quantity of red on them, with a peak at about 60%.

It's science.

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Posted 25 May 2018 - 03:09 PM

I mean, it's still just panel lines added to the usual G1 "round thing with a single piece chevron" and not the more interesting reshaping done on Animated and Prime.

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Posted 25 May 2018 - 04:39 PM

To me, the non-T30 deco makes a nice uniform alternating color pattern from toe to head of "black toes, red shins, black thighs, red waist, black belly, red chest, black headdress".

Much agreed. The black thighs are just a much better contrast.

 

I don't think I'd actually care too much about the extra red of the panties, because you get the alternating contrast either way and some figures can really benefit from tying the thighs and crotch together, but it's a little odd to pin that quirk on "because girl" considering, I dunno, the entire 1984 lineup of dudebots who have them. 


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 25 May 2018 - 04:47 PM

 

To me, the non-T30 deco makes a nice uniform alternating color pattern from toe to head of "black toes, red shins, black thighs, red waist, black belly, red chest, black headdress".

Much agreed. The black thighs are just a much better contrast.

 

I don't think I'd actually care too much about the extra red of the panties, because you get the alternating contrast either way and some figures can really benefit from tying the thighs and crotch together, but it's a little odd to pin that quirk on "because girl" considering, I dunno, the entire 1984 lineup of dudebots who have them. 

 

Even one such as Superman has had them.


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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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 25 May 2018 - 04:59 PM

Even one such as Superman has had them.


I think you can keep the present tense considering they gave him a more retro-looking costume for Action Comics #1000.

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Posted 25 May 2018 - 05:05 PM

And I know the briefs derived from strongman shorts are not an Imaginarium Arcee robo-thong, but neither is any version of Windblade's panties. 


Edited by Copper Bezel, 25 May 2018 - 05:05 PM.

Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 




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