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@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 September 2019 - 06:26 AM)

Isn't there a thread for that?

@  Nevermore : (21 September 2019 - 05:41 AM)

I took a few hours off from work so I could attend. Actually met two coworkers there.

@  Nevermore : (21 September 2019 - 05:41 AM)

Anyone else here who participated in a climate change rally yesterday?

@  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.


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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?
 
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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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Posted 19 March 2019 - 01:13 AM

It's not looking good but wiki shows that it hasn't even made 400million yet. Man, I want to see a more Western take on a sequel.

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Posted 19 March 2019 - 06:43 AM

It's not looking good but wiki shows that it hasn't even made 400million yet. Man, I want to see a more Western take on a sequel.

 

It'll make that much by the end of it.  With home media and licensing maybe giving it some boost.

 

At most it made $50 million (if cost $170M plus marketing another $180M for $350M) or at worst it will lose $100 million (if the total cost of $500M is accurate). 

 

A sequel is probably not likely, when similar movies from the MCU cost about the same but make sometimes $1 Billion.  So it's a matter if anyone wants to continue to fund James Cameron's passion piece (if he manages to bring in Avatar 1 money with the Avatar sequels, it's not completely unreasonable).


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