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@  MEDdMI : (22 May 2019 - 10:42 PM)

Wait. Slivers were bishies???

@  unluckiness : (22 May 2019 - 10:40 PM)

Not necessarily. It's possible they're stuck in "yaoi anatomy"

@  Ashley : (22 May 2019 - 10:35 PM)

I think Slivers in MTG have crossed the bishonen line and looped back around to monstrous

@  wonko the sane? : (22 May 2019 - 09:48 PM)

Maxi, provigo, loblaws.

@  RichardT1977 : (22 May 2019 - 09:42 PM)

Which store brand is it?

@  wonko the sane? : (22 May 2019 - 05:52 PM)

I need to buy more "no name" foods. This pizza is freaking awesome.

@  Bass X0 : (20 May 2019 - 11:16 AM)

SEND THE BOOKS!!

@  Cybersnark : (20 May 2019 - 08:52 AM)

So, now that Game of Thrones is over, when can we get back to The Dragon Prince?

@  unluckiness : (20 May 2019 - 12:19 AM)

Like, half of them nowadays are montages of tweet screencaps from the writer's inbox

@  unluckiness : (20 May 2019 - 12:18 AM)

lol you expected integrity from internet news

@  fourteenwings : (19 May 2019 - 11:33 PM)

I'm mostly confused how news sites went from "Analysing all the amazingness of Game of Thrones" to "Fans sure don't like this season!", like... way to prioritize clicks over a solid editorial opinion

@  fourteenwings : (19 May 2019 - 11:30 PM)

[and there's a recurring setting of a "derelict industrial site"] is this like the Toei Quarry?

@  MEDdMI : (19 May 2019 - 11:17 PM)

@Foffy and then that giant lasagna just tipped over and killed everyone, to be later known as the infamous Bad Monday event.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 May 2019 - 10:59 PM)

Ahahaha!!! Go read the reactions for yourself. To say anything more here risks spoiling the finale for subscribing Allsparkers, the quality of this season notwithstanding.

@  Foffy : (19 May 2019 - 10:59 PM)

pretty wild how heathcliff was in the game of thrones finale, i was not expecting that crossover

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2019 - 10:48 PM)

were they still super pissed?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 May 2019 - 10:48 PM)

Well, as someone who is not into Game of Thrones, it sure was entertaining to open up social media this evening to unexpectedly see headlines about fan reactions to the finale. Lmao.

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:12 PM)

But it's also a SUPER-well known location in my region, so these extensive exterior shots without any post production alterations completely ruin the illusion for me.

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:11 PM)

I mean, I get why they did it: It's an existing location that fits the purpose, it's open for the public, and they had to shoot some scenes in my home state anyway to due a subsidizing deal.

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:09 PM)

Needless to say, it's not in Berlin, and even what's seen onscreen is waaaaay too modern for something that's supposed to exist in 1929 (even moreso as a derelict site in 1929). The structures seen haven't even been built until the 1960s!

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:07 PM)

I'm currently in the process of watching season 2 of Babylon Berlin, and there's a recurring setting of a "derelict industrial site" or whatever it's supposed to be on the show, and I easily recognize it as a place only a few minutes from where I live (it's actually a former ironworks site that's been turned into a public park).

@  Xellos : (19 May 2019 - 05:52 PM)

Ever since I went to Japan last year, I have friend who dread watching anime with me due to that...

@  Xellos : (19 May 2019 - 05:51 PM)

Not hugely, but I am the type to notice places once I have been there and say "Hey, I've been there!"

@  wonko the sane? : (19 May 2019 - 05:50 PM)

Half of new york city (on tape.) is actually montreal.

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2019 - 05:50 PM)

I watched Death Wish 5 last night and clearly recognized Toronto streets; didn't pull me out of Bronson's 1-man war on drugs or fashion or whatever it was that pissed him off that time

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2019 - 05:49 PM)

it's nice to finally be thought of as exotic by somebody! lol

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 05:48 PM)

In an "I cannot possibly make my brain ignore the location I'm familiar with and pretend it's whatever the story claims it is" way?

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 05:42 PM)

Question for those of you living in exotic locations such as the US or the UK: If you watch a movie or a TV show that features a real-life location as a stand-in for someplace else, and you recognize the real-life location due to having been there in person, does that pull you out of the story?

@  Xellos : (19 May 2019 - 05:15 PM)

Maybe you should have installed macOS in your house instead.

@  Noideaforaname : (19 May 2019 - 04:40 PM)

Nothing like coming home after a long day to find a bird in the house. And then once you sit down for a well-earned rest after leading the bird back outside, you find it had a friend. A friend who *really* doesn't understand how windows work...

@  PlutoniumBoss : (19 May 2019 - 01:26 PM)

Bingo. The big polls don't tell people what's actually happening because that doesn't sell.

@  fourteenwings : (19 May 2019 - 10:59 AM)

IIRC there are good polls but data is easily manipulated so they give people what they want to hear

@  wonko the sane? : (19 May 2019 - 10:58 AM)

The only way to get people interested in politics is to make into reality TV. So they lie to do it.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (19 May 2019 - 01:38 AM)

Yeah, polling these days is garbage.

@  Sean Whitmore : (18 May 2019 - 11:53 PM)

Well, he was an honest man. He wasn’t gonna lie to a 5-year-old.

@  Paladin : (18 May 2019 - 08:34 PM)

Grandfather once said to me, "I'm going upstairs and hug your grandma."

@  Sabrblade : (18 May 2019 - 07:08 PM)

Mama always said that you can tell a lot 'bout a person from 'is shoes...

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 May 2019 - 03:54 PM)

Life is like a box of chocolates. Stay out of the sun or melt into a pile of gross slop.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 May 2019 - 10:26 AM)

Greasy, disappointing and still managing to be over priced?

@  Lancer : (18 May 2019 - 10:22 AM)

... Yes, it is!

@  Noideaforaname : (18 May 2019 - 09:48 AM)

Life's a fillet of fish!

@  unluckiness : (18 May 2019 - 08:53 AM)

ow the edge

@  Paladin : (18 May 2019 - 07:03 AM)

a reminder that life is an unrepentant hellscape where everyone & everything you know will eventually betray you.

@  Pennpenn : (18 May 2019 - 06:45 AM)

You know, this election is what has finally broken me of any confidence at any point of pre-polling data. I mean, it's always been sketchy, but this is just... aaaargh!

@  Pennpenn : (18 May 2019 - 06:08 AM)

I was going to make an Auspol election thread in P&R, but the outcome so far has made me feel physically ill.

@  Gamma V : (18 May 2019 - 03:28 AM)

Haven't been here in a long time.

@  Pennpenn : (18 May 2019 - 03:16 AM)

I have heard that, it's rather disappointing. Ah, maybe they'll just leech each others stores of "awful racist vote" and not go anywhere.

@  Trpodeca : (17 May 2019 - 11:09 PM)

I voted. Boy there are a worrying amount of parties which sound like fascists.

@  Pennpenn : (17 May 2019 - 06:55 PM)

For those in Australia, it is a federal election today. Go Vote! It's Mandatory!

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 May 2019 - 04:19 PM)

Humor? I 'ardly know 'or!


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#21 Zodberg

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 01:01 PM

Who dislikes Ultimate Spidey? I feel like time had eroded all the whiners away.
Woooo!

#22 The Magic Man

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 01:15 PM

Who dislikes Ultimate Spidey? I feel like time had eroded all the whiners away.


Well, even without all the specials and tie ins and mini he wrote, he's still written 219 issues of that book as of today. It's had it's highs and lows.

I mean I'M excited to get Bendis stories in a new setting, but if people don't like it, they don't like it.

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 02:10 PM

I liked a lot of what he wrote with Ultimate Spider-Man, it's my second favorite thing he did while at Marvel. First would be this:

 

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 02:18 PM

Other than Fear Itself* souring me on Bendis in general, what actually made me drop Ultimate Spider-Man was the Ultimate Fallout miniseries that followed the death of Peter Parker story. A six issue weekly series for $3.99 an issue back when 90% of what I bought from Marvel and DC was $2.99, with at least part of the series focused on the Ultimates and Ultimate X-Men, which I'd totally lost interest in years before at that point. I don't think I'd even bat an eye at that price structure these days.

 

*Pretty sure the Avengers tie-in I remember was an evil possessed Thing slugging it out with Thor or one of the Hulks for the entire issue. Holy crap that didn't play to Bendis's strengths.



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Posted 08 November 2017 - 04:51 PM

I dunno...while ive never been a huge fan of "The great one", I will say the time period from Disassembled to Siege is one of my personal fave marvel times (the other being hickmans time on avengers building to secret wars).

 

I always feel like, much with WWE owing everything to one storyline (the union) and all the good and ills that have come since, marvel owes everything modern to that one story, Disassembled, and the associated good and ills that have come since.

 

So, let bendis play to his strengths, which are apparently gritty talky books and teenagers with problems, and give him The Question and Blue Beetle.


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#26 LiamA

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 08:47 PM

Wow!  The man whose writing style caused Geoff Johns to go to DC is now working for DC.



#27 Internet Jesus

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Posted 09 November 2017 - 02:20 AM

Time for Geoff to go to Marvel. Trade Bendis for Johns!


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#28 Cradok

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Posted 09 November 2017 - 08:34 AM

 

Time for Geoff to go to Marvel. Trade Bendis for Johns!

 

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Posted 09 November 2017 - 09:39 AM


Ill take that deal for Marvel. Hes had misses, but Ive enjoyed more Johns comics despite his quirks than I have Bendiss stuff.

-ZacWilliam, both do good work in a very small fraction of comic genres but honestly Johns strengths are in the type of book I like and Bendiss are the types Im generally not interested in.
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Posted 09 November 2017 - 12:44 PM

Yes! Geoff Johns get traditional superheroics. He might get TOO traditional (legacy!) and does go overboard with the overkill but he does epic as epic as can be.

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#31 Zodberg

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Posted 10 November 2017 - 09:18 AM

but Geoff Johns already wrote Avengers during the period when nobody was paying attention.

 

What turned things around- Big events like Avengers Disassembled? Brian Bendis as the writer? Or good timing as Marvel and DC just happened to catch a ton of readers drawn to comics from the 80s revival? Or a boost in readership from a constant stream of new movies starring the Avengers? Maybe a mix of all those factors.


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#32 The Magic Man

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Posted 10 November 2017 - 11:03 AM

but Geoff Johns already wrote Avengers during the period when nobody was paying attention.

What turned things around- Big events like Avengers Disassembled? Brian Bendis as the writer? Or good timing as Marvel and DC just happened to catch a ton of readers drawn to comics from the 80s revival? Or a boost in readership from a constant stream of new movies starring the Avengers? Maybe a mix of all those factors.

The "revival" of sales for Avengers books happened around 2003-2006. So its definitly the first two. Bendis moving wouldnt be a big deal if it wasnt

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Posted 10 November 2017 - 12:51 PM



 

Time for Geoff to go to Marvel. Trade Bendis for Johns!

 
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Get rid of them both!

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Posted 10 November 2017 - 02:45 PM

This is big news. I think Bendis has been with Marvel for so long that a change is overdue, so I hope this whole thing works out for them. It's a few years since I loved something he wrote, but I find it hard to get behind a lot of the bashing.

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Posted 11 November 2017 - 03:17 PM

Marvel already has their own Geoff Johns (a guy who's maybe not the best writer or storyteller, but is very good at using continuity to his advantage and coming up with new, interesting ideas), though. The difference is that they don't give Al Ewing anything important to do.


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Posted 11 November 2017 - 03:31 PM

Marvel already has their own Geoff Johns (a guy who's maybe not the best writer or storyteller, but is very good at using continuity to his advantage and coming up with new, interesting ideas), though. The difference is that they don't give Al Ewing anything important to do.


Al Ewing can't be Johns, he doesn't fetishize dead parents nearly enough.
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Posted 11 November 2017 - 08:02 PM

Marvel already has their own Geoff Johns (a guy who's maybe not the best writer or storyteller, but is very good at using continuity to his advantage and coming up with new, interesting ideas), though. The difference is that they don't give Al Ewing anything important to do.


Ewing is a great writer

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 07:41 AM

I liked a lot of Bendis' stuff:

 

Ultimate spiderman

Ultimate doomsday

Ultimate Power

Secret War

New Avengers

Alias

Spider-men

His Guardians run was fun

 

I feel he get's dumped on a lot online a: because it's the internet, and dumping on people can become a popular meme in itself and b: he did actually write some crap - end of the ultimate universe, Age of Ultron.

 

But then Who HASN'T written crap at some point? So I am rather sad to see him go, but I'm interested to see what he'll come up with.


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Posted 12 November 2017 - 03:25 PM

He has certainly done a lot of great work. And while I personally have little interest in cataloging his faults, I suspect that a compelling case could easily be constructed to argue that he has been with Marvel so long that at best he needs a change of scenery to revitalise his work. At less best, perhaps he has degenerated into a lazy parody of his previous self.

Will a move to DC produce work that appeases his recent critics? One wonders.

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 03:30 PM

just for poops and giggles they should put bendis on a book based on Earth-7 i think, which is the marvel earth (7 and 8 are both marvel earths, one of them is ultimate and i forget which one), Drawn by John Romita Jr.


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