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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 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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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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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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