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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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#41 Cradok

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 08:05 AM

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.

 

Back when I was still reading Marvel full time before AvX pissed me off enough to quit, I had a list of ten or so writers who I felt were the best that they had at the time - Peter David, Chris Gage, Slott, others I've forgotten in the six years since, and not one of them was ever on the 'superstar' list that always got to go to the retreats, none of them ever did the big crossover events, they were always getting pulled left and right by those big events.



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Posted 13 November 2017 - 12:53 PM

Heh, well, I think Slott qualifies now, but... his quality maybe hasn't held up so well.
Personally, I think Ewing and David Walker are the best current Marvel writers and the ones most deserving of being "big names". Saladin Ahmed, too, though he's only written on comic so far.

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 02:17 PM

Phi. Ultimate Spider Man was lame and I completely didn't understand what it was so good. He's Alias, New Avengers and X-Men is completely different story. Maybe he will make me interested in DC again after this awful Lamebirth.



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Posted 17 November 2017 - 11:43 AM

Another big change: Alonso's out, and... "C.B. Cebulski" is in as editor-in-chief. Now if we can just get rid of Brevoort and Perlmutter...


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Posted 17 November 2017 - 12:53 PM

Cebulski might actually be good. I remember loving a lot of the stuff he edited (including the first Rubaways series by BKV).

Thank god Axels gone. He took Marvel from Quesadas heights to this shithole its in right now.

Lets hope CB steers the company back to being actually goddamn readable as a whole.

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 17 November 2017 - 02:18 PM

Geez, Cebulski isn't a name I've heard in, like, a decade.

How rough was that writer's retreat?


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Posted 17 November 2017 - 04:48 PM

He's been a big deal for Marvel for many years at this point, though not, like, in America. I'm not terribly surprised he was their pick.

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Posted 17 November 2017 - 04:55 PM

Cebulski might actually be good. I remember loving a lot of the stuff he edited (including the first Rubaways series by BKV).
 

 

Rubaway's, Marvel's porn parodies already starting? :p


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Posted 20 November 2017 - 09:00 AM

Cebulski has mostly been working as an talent scout the last few years, and has a rep for finding quality. He used to do portfolio reviews at an Irish con, and I know that people would come from all over to see him. Hopefully that carries over well to being EiC.



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Posted 20 November 2017 - 10:54 AM

Maybe this time artists and writers will come to Marvel instead of leaving, eh?

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 19 December 2017 - 06:59 PM

So, solications are out and a few things have popped up.

 

Dan Slott is leaving Amazing Spider-Man, finally.

 

Secondly, Marvel just canceled a load of books.  Among them Captain Marvel, Generation X, America, The Unbelievable Gwenpool, Luke Cage and Defenders ; though Captain Marvel is likely joining GotG in the "Getting put on hiatus while this Infinity Countdown event plays out"

 

Additionally, Hawkeye and Champions have solicitations suggestive of them ending as well, though those could be red herrings.

 

I see people saying Iceman and She-Hulk are in that pile as well, but I dunno where they're getting that info from.


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Posted 19 December 2017 - 08:05 PM

not my Gwenpool! =[


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Posted 19 December 2017 - 08:34 PM

Also, apparently Jim Starlin has cut ties with Marvel, citing the fact that upcoming storylines in the Thanos ongoing basically retread material he was actively working on for the upcoming Thanos graphic novels, making his work redundant.  This was after being rejected as the writer for the Thanos ongoing.


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Posted 19 December 2017 - 10:16 PM

Oh boo-hoo. Starlin might have innovated the character, but goddamn, man. You can't be the final authority on the character 100% of the time. Let other people play with his character for once, man.


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 19 December 2017 - 10:45 PM

Starlin has contributed so much to Marvel's mythology, but no power on Earth would make me buy a book he worked on this century. That said, he's a Claremont, a Furman, a Hama... I think there should always be room for him to work on those characters in some capacity. Just stick him in his own little corner like Larry on RAH or Furman on RG1 and let him go crazy. Nobody working on the other books needs to ever give it a second thought, and he gets to keep playing with those toys he gave us. 

 

Gwenpool is a great loss. I'm sad to see GenX axed, although I haven't actually read an issue yet. 


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Posted 20 December 2017 - 01:14 AM

Oh boo-hoo. Starlin might have innovated the character, but goddamn, man. You can't be the final authority on the character 100% of the time. Let other people play with his character for once, man.

 
I think that's missing the forest for the trees.  Starlin's big beef is that the series they DID let him work on is itself being made irrelevant by way of the work being done on the ongoing.

"Just to set the record straight, Marvel Comics didn't pull me off any books, they just made it clear they weren't interested in using me on any of the tie-in series to the movies or regular series. Even though I lobbied heavily to write the Thanos on-going that task was twice given to other writers, which is Marvel Editorial's right to do.[/size]
 
"What I objected to and what will be keep me from doing any further work for Marvel Editorial was Tom Brevoort approving a plot for the current on-going series, which was pretty much the same as the Thanos story arc in the graphic novel trilogy Alan Davis and I have been working on for Tom for close to the past year. He had 200 pages of script and 100 pages of pencils on this project when he gave the green light to a strikingly similar plot. The on-going will be in print before the graphic novel trilogy. To avoid spoiling anyone's enjoyment of these two stories I will not be summarizing the striking similarities.
 
"At first Tom denied giving his approval to the plot. When that turned out to be false, he switched to claiming there was nothing similar about the two plots. When that didnt fly he changed his story to it was all an accident. These changes of excuse and other bits of procrastination ate up a month, by which time the current Thanos on-going art team was too far along for anything to be done about the situation. Too bad for me. So I am moving on.
 
"And, yes, Marvel Entertainment has treated me very well and generously. Them I like."


That said, Starlin has a habit of being fussy, so we'll see how long this sticks and if Marvel bothers to try to win him back (again).

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Posted 20 December 2017 - 01:26 AM

 

Oh boo-hoo. Starlin might have innovated the character, but goddamn, man. You can't be the final authority on the character 100% of the time. Let other people play with his character for once, man.

 
I think that's missing the forest for the trees.  Starlin's big beef is that the series they DID let him work on is itself being made irrelevant by way of the work being done on the ongoing

Starlin's been in comics long enough to know that the next writer could completely ignore what you've built.

 

The ongoing's been pretty good, though. Perhaps its reception is making him angry when compared to his own work.


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Posted 20 December 2017 - 02:03 AM

Except this isn't the "next writer" this is Starlin being preempted by someone doing a similar storyline, before his story has even had a chance to be published (but well after hundreds of pages have been turned in) and then getting the runaround (being outright lied to according to his account) when he tried to point this out.

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Posted 20 December 2017 - 02:34 AM

So Gwenpool, America, *and* Iceman are cancelled? 
 
Dan Slott's gone? 
 
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I was debating whether or not to make the trek to the main area comic shop given that I can't shake this cold (night shift outside in the cold, so...) but I guess I may just brave it to see how people are taking the news of all these cancellations. 
 
That being said though, I'm hoping no one cancels the Spider-Man comic strip (https://comicskingdo...-man/2017-12-20 ; delete the date to go to whatever the newest strip is). It's how I get my Marvel fix when I can't run up there. 

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Posted 20 December 2017 - 03:06 AM

Dan Slott is leaving Spider-Man but he may stick around Marvel on another title.

Hopefully the speculation on his replacement is false. (Nick Spencer *shudder*)

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