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@  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

@  Nevermore : (08 September 2019 - 12:07 PM)

Today's convention haul:

@  wonko the sane? : (08 September 2019 - 08:54 AM)

But it was Huuunnngrrrryyyy. What was I supposed to do?

@  MEDdMI : (08 September 2019 - 08:23 AM)

But did you feed any small fuzzy creatures after midnight?

@  wonko the sane? : (08 September 2019 - 06:32 AM)

Shouldn't be. I literally just built it. Not even three weeks ago even.

@  TM2-Megatron : (07 September 2019 - 10:13 PM)

Sounds like your computer's on its last lags, Wonko

@  wonko the sane? : (07 September 2019 - 07:37 PM)

Dunno, crucial says it's fine, gonna need a second opinion.

@  Pennpenn : (07 September 2019 - 06:52 PM)

Good luck! (or break a leg if it's like theater luck...)

@  wonko the sane? : (07 September 2019 - 06:46 PM)

Alright. The damages now seem to include my primary SSD. Thankfully, the gaming drive (I have now lost all my games and mods entirely.) Let me wipe it and install there. Once the crucial utility is installed again, will verify the drive.


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#41 bigbot69

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Posted 29 November 2017 - 04:33 PM

*watches trailer*

 

I wasn't ready, I WASN'T READY!!!


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Posted 29 November 2017 - 05:10 PM

Vision's days were numbered the minute his origins involved a Infinity Gem, considering we all knew this was coming. That's also why they've been hardcore pushing his "humanity" in his previous appearances. He's likely going to be one of the first ones taken out of commission (Mostly because he's also arguably the most powerful being on Earth with the aid of said Stone).

 

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Posted 29 November 2017 - 05:29 PM

Are spoiler tags needed for speculation? Guess if it turns out to be true itd retroactively be a spoiler but as id its just a guess
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Posted 29 November 2017 - 05:33 PM

 

Vision's days were numbered the minute his origins involved a Infinity Gem, considering we all knew this was coming. That's also why they've been hardcore pushing his "humanity" in his previous appearances. He's likely going to be one of the first ones taken out of commission (Mostly because he's also arguably the most powerful being on Earth with the aid of said Stone).

 

My money is on

 

Spoiler

 

 

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Posted 29 November 2017 - 05:34 PM

Wouldn't Adam Warlock take the Adam Warlock role?

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Posted 29 November 2017 - 05:34 PM

I'm genuinely looking forward to this, so very much!


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Posted 29 November 2017 - 05:37 PM

Wouldn't Adam Warlock take the Adam Warlock role?

 

No, Adam Warlock is playing the Beyonder's role and Beyonder is standing in for Dazzler.



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Posted 29 November 2017 - 05:49 PM

*watches trailer*

 

I wasn't ready, I WASN'T READY!!!

 

I kind of feel the same.

 

I got this feeling that Infinity War might be the best movie of 2018 but then again it could be the worse movie due to all of the charaters appearing, but so far the trailer pretty much blows Justice League trailers out of the water (not seen the film, YET) but then I do think DC is on a rush to catch up to marvel who had plenty of sucess in the last couple of years when it comes to movies thou Inhumans might be their misstep.


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Posted 29 November 2017 - 06:02 PM

Marvel's been building to this for a decade. Thanos first appeared six years ago.

 

I'm kind of shocked the Superhero bubble didn't burst before we got here. But I'll be honest - this is probably the movie in which I get off the ride. Personal fatigue with the genre on my end, but what a bookend movie to wrap it all up with.

 

That's subject to change if we ever get a Darkhawk movie or show.



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Posted 29 November 2017 - 06:06 PM

Marvel has shown theyre quite good at having multiple characters in a film without feeling overloaded.

Then again, there will be a TON of them in this one. Though i dont expect the guardians to show up on earth til towards the end
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Posted 29 November 2017 - 07:11 PM

I think I'm pretty much done with the MCU. The best reaction I can come up with to this is just Meh. No excitement. No anticipation. Just complete ambivalence. I've seen everything up through GotG 2, and I'm sure I'll see everything else at some point or other, but it's just nothing I still have any real desire to see.

 

I know it's not general superhero fatigue, because I'm still very interested to see more DCEU movies, and want to see more general superhero-type movies independent of either Marvel or DC. I was never really a Marvel guy, but they managed to get me to care about the universe with the Phase 1 movies, especially the first Avengers. But while they got my attention, nothing's really worked to keep it. I think Winter Soldier was the last movie that really still left me feeling invested in the universe.

 

Anyway, I'm happy for everyone who's excited for it. Hope you all thoroughly enjoy it.



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Posted 29 November 2017 - 07:38 PM

James Gunn mentioned that Adam Warlock

 

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Posted 29 November 2017 - 08:28 PM

I didn't see Ant-man or Wasp in the trailer, but they were in the photoshoot and listed in the cast.

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Posted 29 November 2017 - 09:15 PM

Since we're beyond the photo shoot bit here, I'm going to change the topic title to reflect that.

 

 

Eeeee! Ron Lim art! Teehee! :) :) :)

 

 

Good eye! That's my favorite Thanos character arc outside of the stuff that Starlin wrote. It's all made that much better by Lim's fantastic art.



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Posted 29 November 2017 - 09:23 PM

Here's how it will end.  Deadpool shows up and tells Josh Brolin that he's need on the set of "Deadpool 2" thus ending the movie.



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Posted 29 November 2017 - 09:30 PM

I dont get the idea of "movie fatigue" I could see not liking a series if its gone downhill like TF stuff but Marvel movies have been consistently good to great since Iron Man 1

 

Do you put down a good book at the climax of a story and say meh I'm done? Turn off a game at the start of the final boss fight and delete your save file?


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Posted 29 November 2017 - 11:08 PM

I dont get the idea of "movie fatigue" I could see not liking a series if its gone downhill like TF stuff but Marvel movies have been consistently good to great since Iron Man 1

 

Do you put down a good book at the climax of a story and say meh I'm done? Turn off a game at the start of the final boss fight and delete your save file?

 

As a general MCU fan, I would have to say you are giving the MCU a little too much credit. That said, I do not expect this movie to fail at the box office.


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Posted 30 November 2017 - 07:33 AM

I dont get the idea of "movie fatigue" I could see not liking a series if its gone downhill like TF stuff but Marvel movies have been consistently good to great since Iron Man 1

 

Do you put down a good book at the climax of a story and say meh I'm done? Turn off a game at the start of the final boss fight and delete your save file?

 

Since you put it in terms of literary adventure as well as video games, I'll use an example of both:

 

I really enjoy the author David Weber. He's got a "Science Fantasy" setting called the Safehold series that is really, really good and is presently sitting at eight books]. He says he plans to continue the series, but I found the last book to be a good getting off point. Not out of any malice towards the author or the writing style (Though I do have some critiques with how he's handling his narrative, the last book was extremely satisfying), but simply because the overall story no longer interested me. The main hook that got me into the series was resolved, and looking forward I really didn't care for the next planned "stage" for this universe. Not because it wouldn't be a page turner, but it's simply not a story I'm interested in spending time with. That doesn't mean I don't wish it well, just means my own interest level has waned.

 

For video games, I'll use the example that drive my real life gamer friends up the proverbial wall. Final Fantasy VII, the quintessential JRPG classic...I never actually beat the game. Got all the way to the final dungeon to square off against Sephiroth...and hung it up. Why? Because the story was finished. Cloud's mystery had been resolved, Meteor had been stopped, the world was saved. I didn't feel like slogging through yet another dungeon to fight yet another boss after hundreds of hours. Like I said, drives my friends utterly bonkers that I'd stop "right before the end", but there was nothing left to drive me forward. I didn't and still don't care for Sephiroth as an antagonist. I find him whiny and annoying, and hardly deserving of the praise through the years.

 

 

 

I haven't been a serious comic reader in over a decade. I keep abreast current events and read summaries, but the last comic I purchased was when I got Batman: The Court of Owls trade for my Nook when I got that for Christmas four? five? years ago. The last Marvel book I picked up was the Christmas issue of Iron Man that involved him killing Terrorists on a submarine that were planning to launch a nuke at New York City and Tony being saved from the detonating warhead by a literal angel. To date the story, Tony was still with Rumiko Fujikawa at the time (I hear they offed her a few years later...typical Marvel. Give Tony a decent love interest that can actually keep up with him - plus all those fun little nods to the 2099 timeline - and they fridge her).

 

 

 

In that sense, I'm not a comic fan any longer. I enjoy the Marvel Cinematic Universe. I enjoy what it does. But my overall interest level in the narrative going forward is dropping, so Infinity War (and Part 2, if there is one) will likely be my last rodeo. Not because I don't think the output is good, but simply because it's as good an ending point as I'm going to get. And who knows, this is all just from the first trailer. It's entirely possible the MCU will hook me again with this tale and I'll stay on board for yet more films. I'm just saying that right now, I feel like Infinity War is the last Marvel film I'm going to be invested in - and not without just cause. The last Marvel film I actually watched was Age of Ultron. I've yet to see ANY of Phase 3.


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Posted 30 November 2017 - 08:10 AM

I get how you how feel.. it's becoming too much to keep up with..   Like, say, all of a sudden, individual Transformers started getting their own movies.





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