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@  Pennpenn : (21 March 2019 - 02:16 AM)

To be honest they did ignore big chunks of the stuff from the movie. Also never had the balls to portray Jesus as a rogue Goa'uld (yeah yeah I know shut up).

@  Echowarrior : (20 March 2019 - 08:57 PM)

The original Stargate movie was okay for what it was. SG1 was a decent show that probably lasted too long. Atlantis was a decent show that could've lasted a little longer. Universe...gah. There were exactly two characters on that show that I liked, and neither was enough to help it in my mind.

@  Xellos : (20 March 2019 - 04:05 PM)

I got into SG1 right as season 8 ended. The Stargates were the last shows that I would make sure to watch every week. Since Universe ended, I really have not been addicted to any live action series.

@  wonko the sane? : (20 March 2019 - 03:12 PM)

The concept of the film had enormous potential, and the rest was literally writers one upping each other when they didn't know if they were going to get renewed.

@  TM2-Megatron : (20 March 2019 - 02:40 PM)

Haven't got as far as Universe yet, but I finished SG-1 on Prime last week and I'm part of the way through Atlantis, now. Amazing how long it went on, just based off a single film

@  Maximus Ambus : (20 March 2019 - 02:36 PM)

Teal'c PI never happened but Teengate did.

@  Cybersnark : (20 March 2019 - 02:33 PM)

Indeed.

@  wonko the sane? : (20 March 2019 - 01:56 PM)

Yeah, SG1 is fairly and uniformely good throught out it's entire run. Atlantis isn't quite as good, but has quite a few good episodes, and universe wasn't a bad take on the more dramatic and outlandish aspects of the universe.

@  TM2-Megatron : (20 March 2019 - 01:31 PM)

Man, I should've watched the Stargate TV shows years ago; they're a lot better than I ever expected

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 March 2019 - 06:09 PM)

Well, if the merchant benefited from it there's no harm, I guess. Some people just aren't comfortable dealing with foreign currencies; although admittedly those usually aren't the types who'll go to a place like Estonia.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 March 2019 - 05:51 PM)

I gather this was an ad hoc sale with no machine around. Or the U.S.-Americans in this story were so entitled they didn't bother getting any euros for their trip. One hears about the latter phenomenon often enough.

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 March 2019 - 05:46 PM)

Easier to just use a credit card with no foreign currency conversion fee. There are plenty to choose from in the US

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 March 2019 - 05:40 PM)

Joke's on them because the USD-EUR exchange rate gave him a lot more.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 March 2019 - 05:39 PM)

Just read an anecdote on Facebook from an Estonian guy who once accepted U.S. dollars on par from some 'Mericans who didn't change their currency when traveling to another country.

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 March 2019 - 11:14 AM)

Try their TF/GIJoe comic. I dare you. (I'm sorry in advance.)

@  Fnu Aw : (19 March 2019 - 10:41 AM)

My first reaction reading Dreamwave was "What am I stupid or something?" It can be hard to follow what's happening at times.

@  Paladin : (19 March 2019 - 07:52 AM)

but enough about *INSERT LEAST FAVORITE WEBCOMIC HERE*

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 March 2019 - 06:15 AM)

He draws about as well as he runs a business.

@  Nevermore : (19 March 2019 - 06:01 AM)

But... but... it has artwork by Superstar Extraordinaire Paticus Funana Lee!

@  Trpodeca : (19 March 2019 - 03:36 AM)

The second one,has a lot more interesting idea (A unified post war Cybertron, people viewing Optimus differently now the wars over), but in practice it's a disjointed mess.

@  Trpodeca : (19 March 2019 - 03:34 AM)

I'd say the first volume is the most Meh Transformers comic I've ever read. Reading it I felt like I was skipping a bunch of pages.

@  Trpodeca : (19 March 2019 - 03:32 AM)

You know I've been reading Dreamwave's comics and its not very good.

@  lastmaximal : (18 March 2019 - 11:36 PM)

Basics we can afford to take for granted. So let's cool it.

@  Nevermore : (18 March 2019 - 06:07 PM)

Learning what exactly?

@  Kayla Kaon : (18 March 2019 - 03:42 PM)

Don't be mean. The kid is learning.

@  KidTDragon : (18 March 2019 - 01:59 PM)

Tucker has to have his threads approved before they'll post now? That's hilarious.

@  Kayla Kaon : (18 March 2019 - 01:19 PM)

Tucker, it is the same thread that you already posted. I am not approving that. As we have discussed you need to submit different content.

@  Kayla Kaon : (18 March 2019 - 01:18 PM)

We will look at it Tucker.

@  Pennpenn : (18 March 2019 - 08:28 AM)

[Replace adjectives as needed]

@  wonko the sane? : (18 March 2019 - 08:28 AM)

an unhealthy volume of paranoia seems to accompany most hatemongers.

@  Nevermore : (18 March 2019 - 08:12 AM)

"Them" being alien reptiloid Muslim Zionist Atheist Sanatist Communist pedophile feminazis. Or something.

@  Nevermore : (18 March 2019 - 08:11 AM)

His views are "They're coming for us!"

@  unluckiness : (18 March 2019 - 12:59 AM)

I don't think even he knows his own views, frankly. What with blaming Spyro and having the Navy Seal copypasta in his so-called manifesto

@  Pennpenn : (17 March 2019 - 09:27 PM)

Even in the general population there are those who share his views. Probably a significant crossover with the ones who blame Muslims for what happened.

@  Pennpenn : (17 March 2019 - 09:25 PM)

It wouldn't surprise (but still disgust) me if there was a part of the prison population who condone or even celebrate his actions.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 March 2019 - 07:45 PM)

TFcon is returning to Washington, D.C. this North American autumn 2019.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 March 2019 - 02:48 PM)

I bet he will have to be kept in solitary for the rest of his life for his own protection against other prisoners.

@  Nevermore : (17 March 2019 - 02:46 PM)

**** that asshole that killed 50 people in New Zealand.

@  ▲ndrusi : (17 March 2019 - 02:16 PM)

Happy Street Atri's Day!

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 March 2019 - 02:02 PM)

That works too. The burger example was just fresher in my mind from another site.

@  RichardT1977 : (17 March 2019 - 01:52 PM)

"Paddy" is short for "Patrick". But "Patty" is still short for "Patricia", right?

@  Kayla Kaon : (17 March 2019 - 01:38 PM)

My name is and I take offense to this

@  Locoman : (17 March 2019 - 01:26 PM)

MY NAME'S! NOT! RIIIIIIIIIIICK!

@  ▲ndrusi : (17 March 2019 - 10:15 AM)

Happy Saint Rick's Day!

@  MEDdMI : (17 March 2019 - 06:39 AM)

Whooo! I can get some cheap corned beef now!

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 March 2019 - 11:55 PM)

While I have no ties to Ireland, South or North, I have been reassured by many Irish people of the proper rendition.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 March 2019 - 11:54 PM)

Paddy is the diminutive of Pádraig. Patty belongs on a burger.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 March 2019 - 11:53 PM)

PSA to all: the abbreviated name is Paddy's Day or Saint Paddy's Day.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 March 2019 - 11:42 PM)

Another round of U.S.-Americans throwing around Disneyfied Irish symbolism for the sake of getting smashed.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 March 2019 - 11:41 PM)

Hooray, it is Lá Fhéile Pádraig / Saint Patrick's Day once again.


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#301 Copper Bezel

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 05:54 PM

Er, his head was very much still its original human state before he fell, which means it was very much not after. = /


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 16 March 2019 - 06:38 PM


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Posted 17 March 2019 - 01:01 AM

This set finally arrived today... it's gigantic!

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Posted 17 March 2019 - 03:25 AM

Ahhh, so jealous. I generally try to stick to digital these days but this book is worth making an exception.

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Posted 17 March 2019 - 02:49 PM

Does the manga have an ending?

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Posted 17 March 2019 - 02:58 PM

Dislike.


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 17 March 2019 - 05:32 PM

You dislike the ending?
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Posted 17 March 2019 - 05:39 PM

No, I just ... there's no feature to dislike a post. =] I haven't read the manga though I'll doubtless need to now. The movie ending was great though.


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 17 March 2019 - 06:11 PM

Does the manga have an ending?


Haven't looked through it all yet, let alone read it. But I'm guessing so based on the progression of the stories.

There are also two follow up series, so I imagine the first / original is tied up.

Honestly looking at the manga, I either want like 5 movies or a 65+ episode anime series.

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Posted 17 March 2019 - 06:24 PM

Not picked up a new manga in 5 years but that looks great


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Posted 17 March 2019 - 07:46 PM

Does the manga have an ending?

Haven't looked through it all yet, let alone read it. But I'm guessing so based on the progression of the stories.

There are also two follow up series, so I imagine the first / original is tied up.

Honestly looking at the manga, I either want like 5 movies or a 65+ episode anime series.

Having looked through it, it definitely has an ending. There are also follow up and side stories before and beyond the follow up series.

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Posted 17 March 2019 - 08:01 PM

 

Does the manga have an ending?


Haven't looked through it all yet, let alone read it. But I'm guessing so based on the progression of the stories.

There are also two follow up series, so I imagine the first / original is tied up.

Honestly looking at the manga, I either want like 5 movies or a 65+ episode anime series.

 

Well, what is interesting is that the original manga was cut short and he had to rush and ending.  When he got to making the second series, Last Order, the ending he did not like was retconned and ignored.

 

So yes, the original did have an ending, but the author ignored it and continued on with the two sequel series.  The current ongoing, Mars Chronicle, is supposedly going to finish the series.


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Posted 18 March 2019 - 11:50 AM

I started the manga, too, and thusfar, I really like it, as of Volume 2.

 

It's similar to the movie, but very much an alternate take, particularly on characterization. Both Dr. Ido and Yugo are a lot more rough around the edges, and aren't the clean-cut people the movie made them into, which makes them both way more interesting (particularly Yugo, I greatly prefer the Manga's take on him). I think I like how the movie wrote Alita herself better, in the original she's written as far more naive, and less situationally aware and observant, in that sort of "bubbly energetic anime girl" sense, if that makes sense. However, it wouldn't surprise me if they're just giving her a slow path to her being more like her movie self.


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Posted 18 March 2019 - 12:41 PM

Does the manga have an ending?

 

 

 

Does the manga have an ending?


Haven't looked through it all yet, let alone read it. But I'm guessing so based on the progression of the stories.

There are also two follow up series, so I imagine the first / original is tied up.

Honestly looking at the manga, I either want like 5 movies or a 65+ episode anime series.

 

It has a rushed ending in the last chapter because Kishiro was so ill that he thought he was going to die.  Then he survived and had kind of a nervous breakdown, then started a different (and very interesting) series, then came back to Alita and resumed with "The Last Order".  He disregarded his previous ending.  "Last Order" isn't in this set, I don't believe, since it's pretty huge.


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Posted 18 March 2019 - 01:35 PM

he might not have landed on his head... o_O?  lol 



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Posted 18 March 2019 - 01:43 PM

I started the manga, too, and thusfar, I really like it, as of Volume 2.

 

It's similar to the movie, but very much an alternate take, particularly on characterization. Both Dr. Ido and Yugo are a lot more rough around the edges, and aren't the clean-cut people the movie made them into, which makes them both way more interesting (particularly Yugo, I greatly prefer the Manga's take on him). I think I like how the movie wrote Alita herself better, in the original she's written as far more naive, and less situationally aware and observant, in that sort of "bubbly energetic anime girl" sense, if that makes sense. However, it wouldn't surprise me if they're just giving her a slow path to her being more like her movie self.

I haven't starting reading it, just perusing it so far, but yeah these are both true in the anime too.  The film made Hugo / Yugo more of a good guy, while in the manga and anime he's not a bad person per say, but is a person who does terrible things with his own personal tragedy.

 

Ido is (seemingly) a lot younger.  He's also super badass in the anime and manga, while in the film we don't really see much of his badassery.  What with him not taking out Grewishka (not that he does in the anime, but film Grewishka plays the role of two characters in the anime).  He also takes out several other characters in the manga.

 

 

Does the manga have an ending?

 

 

 

Does the manga have an ending?


Haven't looked through it all yet, let alone read it. But I'm guessing so based on the progression of the stories.

There are also two follow up series, so I imagine the first / original is tied up.

Honestly looking at the manga, I either want like 5 movies or a 65+ episode anime series.

 

It has a rushed ending in the last chapter because Kishiro was so ill that he thought he was going to die.  Then he survived and had kind of a nervous breakdown, then started a different (and very interesting) series, then came back to Alita and resumed with "The Last Order".  He disregarded his previous ending.  "Last Order" isn't in this set, I don't believe, since it's pretty huge.

 

 

I hadn't known that (the illness thing).  The set I have is only the original series, so no Last Order or Mars Chronicles (which is still running).  Still it's like probably over 2000 pages of material.

 

I definitely plan on getting the rest, as the original seems great.  There is so much great stuff here I hope if the film series continues they touch upon.  As there are stuff from the newer series that comes into the movie (such as the Mars stuff). 

 

It's one of those things where if they're lucky to do another film, what do they focus on?  More Motorball?  The Kaos stuff?  The Mars stuff?  It's hard to choose as there is all so much goodness there.


he might not have landed on his head... o_O?  lol 

 

Is this in reference to the ending?  As the Hugo story is the second story among several.  So Hugo is long gone before the ending of the original series.

 

Alita has another romantic interest that shows up after the midway point.


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Posted 18 March 2019 - 01:53 PM

well good, because she should be happy. 

 

dang it, I need to get this box set too now  ooof ... not for $220 usd... 

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Posted 18 March 2019 - 02:03 PM

It's one of those things where if they're lucky to do another film, what do they focus on?  More Motorball?  The Kaos stuff?  The Mars stuff?  It's hard to choose as there is all so much goodness there.

I sincerely doubt there'll be a sequel, but if there is, they should shuffle off the motorball stuff as quickly as possible since it's basically filler, and go into the Nova and Mars stuff as much as possible.  Shame they went with the anime as the base, though, so you can't get the whole Tiphares brain chip reveal now.


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Posted 18 March 2019 - 03:29 PM

 

 

I think I like how the movie wrote Alita herself better, in the original she's written as far more naive, and less situationally aware and observant, in that sort of "bubbly energetic anime girl" sense, if that makes sense. However, it wouldn't surprise me if they're just giving her a slow path to her being more like her movie self.

I'm guessing in the manga she gets that way.  As she seems to progress or age based on the art (but that might be just my perception having not read it).

 

well good, because she should be happy. 

 

dang it, I need to get this box set too now  ooof ... not for $220 usd... 

Amazon, you fiendish FEIND... you know I'm going to cave at some point .... 

 

When I preordered it some time ago, it was as low as $107.

 

 

It's one of those things where if they're lucky to do another film, what do they focus on?  More Motorball?  The Kaos stuff?  The Mars stuff?  It's hard to choose as there is all so much goodness there.

I sincerely doubt there'll be a sequel, but if there is, they should shuffle off the motorball stuff as quickly as possible since it's basically filler, and go into the Nova and Mars stuff as much as possible.  Shame they went with the anime as the base, though, so you can't get the whole Tiphares brain chip reveal now.

 

 

Yeah, but the Motorball stuff is so fun.  :D


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Posted 18 March 2019 - 07:23 PM

The manga is frequently included in ComiXology sales, and has repeatedly popped up in Humble Bundle sales as well. So if you don't need a hard copy, you probably won't have to wait very long before an opportunity presents itself.

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