Jump to content


Toggle shoutbox Squawkbox Open the Shoutbox in a popup

Please don't post Youtube videos in the chat box. The forums software auto embeds them. 

@  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)

https://imgur.com/fkyjpza


Photo

The Absolute State of Marvel (and DC) - Superman gets thoroughly Bendised


514 replies to this topic

#461 Maruten

Maruten
  • Staff
  • 7168 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Australia
  • Faction::Autobot

Posted 07 May 2019 - 05:11 PM

I haven't made it past the first two or three, but yeah... I don't read a lot of MCU stuff these days but I was keen to get on board that train. They had me at "Gwenpool".


WsuGTl1.jpg


#462 D Immortalis

D Immortalis

    I've gotta make the world know my name...

  • Citizen
  • 3749 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Warwick, NY
  • Faction::Free Agent

Posted 09 May 2019 - 01:49 AM

its too bad it obly got 10 issues...a true teavesty and teagedy. Quires tshirts alone are gold.


_+-=-+DAEMON IMMORTALIS+-=-+_

 

Day One is over, The Future's approaching
The embers are glowing, we're spreading the ash


#463 Jenny

Jenny
  • Citizen
  • 22908 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Faction::Maximal

Posted 09 May 2019 - 02:14 PM

So apparently all those pages with creative teams are ads for a anthology issue where each of those are one page of an issue, according to the Cool which Bleeds.

 

What brilliance will Akira Yoshida bring us next


 

staring dog stares

doggie_zpsafvtedef.png


#464 D Immortalis

D Immortalis

    I've gotta make the world know my name...

  • Citizen
  • 3749 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Warwick, NY
  • Faction::Free Agent

Posted 09 May 2019 - 03:45 PM

i have no idea what youre talking about.


_+-=-+DAEMON IMMORTALIS+-=-+_

 

Day One is over, The Future's approaching
The embers are glowing, we're spreading the ash


#465 Maruten

Maruten
  • Staff
  • 7168 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Australia
  • Faction::Autobot

Posted 09 May 2019 - 04:41 PM

If that's true it's certainly not as exciting as it might have initially appeared!
 
As for the brilliance of Akira Yoshida:
 
https://www.theverge...ida-controversy
 

In shocking news, Marvel’s new editor-in-chief, C.B. Cebulski, admitted today that he masqueraded as a Japanese person for a year writing comics under the pseudonym “Akira Yoshida,” as first reported by Bleeding Cool, and then picked up by Vulture. Under the name Yoshida, Cebulski wrote Marvel comics featuring Wolverine, Thor, and Kitty Pryde in stories set in Japan and having to do with martial arts from 2005 to 2006.


WsuGTl1.jpg


#466 Jenny

Jenny
  • Citizen
  • 22908 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Faction::Maximal

Posted 10 May 2019 - 11:06 AM

I do not understand how he still has his job.


 

staring dog stares

doggie_zpsafvtedef.png


#467 Fero McPigletron

Fero McPigletron

    Not a Maverick! Maybe.

  • Citizen
  • 8535 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Asia
  • Faction::Maximal

Posted 12 May 2019 - 06:58 AM

I do not understand how he still has his job.


Why? What iffy stuff did CB do? I rather like some of what he wrote.

FWXOT0z.gif

   TOY DRAMA THEATER!

1 minute of (minimal) lights, (steady) camera and...  ACTION FIGURES! (mostly Transformers) - Episode 031: Combiners and chest envy 

Episodes here


#468 Cattleprod

Cattleprod
  • Citizen
  • 2319 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Faction::Decepticon

Posted 12 May 2019 - 12:25 PM

https://www.theverge...ida-controversy

 

Short version: he wrote under a pseudonym to avoid rules about Marvel editors writing or drawing, and his fake identity was Japanese and he used it to seem 'authentic' while writing Japanese-themed stories.



#469 Fero McPigletron

Fero McPigletron

    Not a Maverick! Maybe.

  • Citizen
  • 8535 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Asia
  • Faction::Maximal

Posted 12 May 2019 - 09:47 PM

Oh, I thought it was something else before that.

FWXOT0z.gif

   TOY DRAMA THEATER!

1 minute of (minimal) lights, (steady) camera and...  ACTION FIGURES! (mostly Transformers) - Episode 031: Combiners and chest envy 

Episodes here


#470 Jenny

Jenny
  • Citizen
  • 22908 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Faction::Maximal

Posted 13 May 2019 - 09:02 AM

On top of that he also had the audacity to go on twitter after the fact and say you shouldn't use pen names.


 

staring dog stares

doggie_zpsafvtedef.png


#471 Daith

Daith

    My Nyah brings all the girls to the yard

  • Supporter
  • 9079 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Longview, WA
  • Faction::Maximal

Posted 14 May 2019 - 02:06 PM

Soooooo the X-books are being pared down to just Hickmans House of X and Power of X after their launch in July and are to be the only X books until next year.

Not sure anyones ever going to hit the Hype train X-men #1 hit in the early 90s but Im pretty sure something has to change after this run of Uncanny.

#472 Internet Jesus

Internet Jesus

    And this is the way the world ends.

  • Citizen
  • 22350 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Faction::Lesbian Ninja

Posted 14 May 2019 - 03:35 PM

I have no faith in this current Age of X bullshit.

 

I have faith that Hickman can build the X-Men back up to being a proper powerhouse franchise for Marvel.


But in the current, digitized world, trivial information is accumulating every second, preserved in all its triteness. Never fading, always accessible. Rumors about petty issues, misinterpretations, slander... All this junk data preserved in an unfiltered state, growing at an alarming rate. It will only slow down social progress, reduce the rate of evolution. You seem to think that our plan is one of censorship. What we propose to do is not to control content, but to create context.


#473 ZacWilliam1

ZacWilliam1
  • Citizen
  • 17209 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Ct. USA
  • Faction::RIRFIB

Posted 14 May 2019 - 11:44 PM

Hickman has a spectacular record at Marvel on doing great comics with a super intricate looong range plan that builds amazingly over years through multiple books.

He was absolutely the logical play here if Marvel wanted to recapture some of Chris Claremont's classic plotting style with a more modern and directed feel.

ZacWilliam, I'm optimistic and I'm absolutely in to see how it goes.

Edited by ZacWilliam1, 14 May 2019 - 11:44 PM.

Ever wonder about the speed of Turbofoxes?
Or the proverbial ailerons of Titanium Moosebots?

*Visit the one and only Cybertronic Bestiary.
For a mechazoologic tour of the mechanimals of Cybertron.


#474 Maruten

Maruten
  • Staff
  • 7168 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Australia
  • Faction::Autobot

Posted 15 May 2019 - 02:49 AM

Likewise! The X-Men were my thing for decades and I've tried to get back into the books a couple of times recently and it just wouldn't really stick. I'm keen to give this a crack,

WsuGTl1.jpg


#475 Daith

Daith

    My Nyah brings all the girls to the yard

  • Supporter
  • 9079 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Longview, WA
  • Faction::Maximal

Posted 15 May 2019 - 09:32 AM

So the current Uncanny continues to kill off characters.

Spoiler


#476 CORVUS

CORVUS

    Everyone has secrets.

  • Supporter
  • 32833 posts
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Location:Somewhere infinitely improbable.
  • Faction::Free Agent

Posted 15 May 2019 - 11:36 AM

Uncanny X-Murder.
“She went around with the attitude that she would rather be beaten to death than take any shit.” - Stieg Larsson

 


#477 Sean Whitmore

Sean Whitmore
  • Citizen
  • 8011 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Los Angeles

Posted 15 May 2019 - 05:12 PM

Hickman’s Avengers and FF rarely did as much for me as it did for others, but I’m still glad to see him come aboard. More than anything else, what the X-Men need to get out of this cycle of garbage direction changes they’ve been stuck in for years is someone with a long-term plan.

I’m doubtful it’ll do much for me, but if it succeeds in making the X-Men matter again, I’m all for it.

PSN: SeanWhitmore

Switch: SW-7452-6932-0513

3DS: 0490-6399-8582

I did a new video thing:
https://www.allspark.com/forums/topic/159447-whos-the-right-arm/


#478 D Immortalis

D Immortalis

    I've gotta make the world know my name...

  • Citizen
  • 3749 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Warwick, NY
  • Faction::Free Agent

Posted 15 May 2019 - 05:46 PM

i dont hate the current Uncanny book...i know theyre killing off some background characters, but i get the feeling thats all gonna be fixed once Age of X-man is over and Hickman comes aboard and im guessing uses time travel in some really intricate way and fixes the last few years of x-stuff.

 

But honestly? im kinda really liking alot of the Age of X-man books and ideas...x-men honestly seem to work better in alternate universes than they do in regular 616...its just one of those weird x-things i guess.


Edited by D Immortalis, 15 May 2019 - 05:47 PM.

_+-=-+DAEMON IMMORTALIS+-=-+_

 

Day One is over, The Future's approaching
The embers are glowing, we're spreading the ash


#479 Maruten

Maruten
  • Staff
  • 7168 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Australia
  • Faction::Autobot

Posted 15 May 2019 - 05:54 PM

Hickman’s Avengers and FF rarely did as much for me as it did for others, but I’m still glad to see him come aboard. More than anything else, what the X-Men need to get out of this cycle of garbage direction changes they’ve been stuck in for years is someone with a long-term plan.

I’m doubtful it’ll do much for me, but if it succeeds in making the X-Men matter again, I’m all for it.

 

This is basically my feeling. I found a lot of Hickman's FF run to be kind of dull, but it did sometimes sing and even if I didn't find it uniformly great, there is absolutely a lot to be said for a long-term vision that's allowed to unfold under a consistent team. I'd really like to see them focus on just, like, two core books for a decent period. It sounds like Hickman's X-universe will be expanding pretty quickly, but hopefully they won't overstretch themselves.


WsuGTl1.jpg


#480 The Magic Man

The Magic Man
  • Citizen
  • 1697 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 12 June 2019 - 12:10 PM

Hulk is the best thing on the stands bar none and unless you hate gore, you should read it.

And it's also perfectly tailored to new readers and die hards.

But again, if you don't like gore, probably not your scene



Reply to this topic



  


0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users