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@  RichardT1977 : (23 May 2019 - 10:29 AM)

"DECOMPOSE!"

@  Paladin : (23 May 2019 - 06:29 AM)

will they next evolve into Inhumanoids?

@  Ashley : (23 May 2019 - 02:42 AM)

the original slivers were spikey monsters. then the evolved into humanoids. now they're back to spikey bug monsters.

@  MEDdMI : (22 May 2019 - 10:42 PM)

Wait. Slivers were bishies???

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

They haven't necessarily looped yet. 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.


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#461 D Immortalis

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Posted 07 May 2019 - 12:32 AM

Randomly posting because I'm still not sure why I bought the most recent run of West Coast Avengers.

 

because it was SO MUCH FUN??!

 

hawkeyes, and quire and gwenpool...and shark things...and BRODOK...and just..i loved every moment of this book.


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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".


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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.


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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


 

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#465 D Immortalis

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Posted 09 May 2019 - 03:45 PM

i have no idea what youre talking about.


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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.


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Posted 10 May 2019 - 11:06 AM

I do not understand how he still has his job.


 

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#468 Fero McPigletron

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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.

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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.



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Posted 12 May 2019 - 09:47 PM

Oh, I thought it was something else before that.

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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.


 

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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.

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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.


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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.

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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,

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 09:32 AM

So the current Uncanny continues to kill off characters.

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 11:36 AM

Uncanny X-Murder.
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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.

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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.


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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.


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