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@  wonko the sane? : (10 August 2020 - 02:03 PM)

Then there are people who outright manufacture memories for whatever reason.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (10 August 2020 - 01:13 PM)

The human brain is so flaky that it is extremely unlikely that a given person does NOT have any false memories.

@  OverDrive73 : (10 August 2020 - 01:05 PM)

Perhaps it's simple word association the movie Sinbad and then our minds apply the same memories to a man named Sinbad.

@  OverDrive73 : (10 August 2020 - 01:04 PM)

The Mandela Effect is the same as people remembering Sinbad in a movie where he played a genie... Of which he never did.

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 09:36 AM)

People that believe Mandela Effect things would rather come up with any number of reasons as to why their version doesn't have any actual evidence(like alternate timelines collapsing into our own) than just admit they remembered something wrong

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 09:35 AM)

Sort of. It's more that when presented with a verifiable fact, they double down because it's what they believe instead of changing their minds

@  ▲ndrusi : (10 August 2020 - 09:25 AM)

"I could have sworn that ______."

@  ▲ndrusi : (10 August 2020 - 09:25 AM)

I'm not arguing with either of those two statements, but they're not really connected. Mandela Effect is, to oversimplify, people being widely mistaken about what they think *is* a verifiable fact. Nothing to do with opinions.

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 08:52 AM)

Pretty sure the Mandela Effect in general is an American thing. Opinion > Verifiable Facts is sadly a pretty American thing

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:27 AM)

Ask these people how Apartheid ended according to their recollection, and I'm sure they'll draw a blank.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:25 AM)

You got two black anti-Apartheid activists who were imprisoned by the oppressive regime. One died, the other was Nelson Mandela. It's not a far stretch that Americans who don't know many details about the history of other countries would mix up the two.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:24 AM)

My own theory is that these people are simply mixing up Nelson Mandela and Steve Biko, another South African anti-Apartheid activist, who did indeed die in police custody in 1977. There was an Oscar-nominated movie about his life starring Denzel Washington that came out in 1987, the same time frame these people claim remembering Mandela dying.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:17 AM)

I met a few people from South Africa, and they either never heard of the phenomenon at all, or only know of it from the internet. Apparently, it's completely unknown in South Africa, and it might even be entirely limited to the United States.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:16 AM)

So does anyone remember the "Mandela Effect"? I'm talking specifically about the original case where many people vividly remember Nelson Mandela dying in prison in the 1980s.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (10 August 2020 - 03:16 AM)

Crisis of Corona.

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 August 2020 - 06:16 PM)

Which crisis crossover are we on now? I lost track.

@  Rycochet : (09 August 2020 - 05:18 PM)

Much of the past decade has been the part of the comic series where less than stellar authors have driven the series into the ground and the editors are getting ready to either do a big multi issue crossover, leading to a reboot.

@  Bass X0 : (09 August 2020 - 02:28 PM)

At this point I've just decided to consider 2020 "not canon."

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 August 2020 - 02:18 PM)

'member Pepperidge Farm?

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 August 2020 - 02:10 PM)

Before the 'member berries there was Pepperidge farm. Pepperidge farm remembers.

@  OverDrive73 : (09 August 2020 - 12:21 PM)

>>>Shameless Plug<<< FYI. posted the last part of Quest for Tires in Allspark Pictures

@  SG Roadbuster : (08 August 2020 - 01:53 PM)

@Nevermore yes.

@  Nevermore : (08 August 2020 - 09:11 AM)

Is $30 a good deal for Subscription Service Breakdown?

@  Trpodeca : (08 August 2020 - 06:24 AM)

Oh dear God no. Twitter has changed it's default layout to the terrible new one. Why waste so much space on the left?

@  Steevy Maximus : (07 August 2020 - 08:28 PM)

@Bass X0, yeah, the Joe comic got REALLY solid in the upper 20s to the Cobra Civil War. It's interesting to see how well the Joe comic has aged relative to the cartoon. Where as I feel the opposite is true of Transformers

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 August 2020 - 03:58 PM)

Its so fun watching past TF Conventions.

@  Bass X0 : (07 August 2020 - 02:20 PM)

I've been reading classic 80s G.I. Joe lately. Its still decent even though I don't have any nostalgia towards it.

@  Sabrblade : (07 August 2020 - 08:50 AM)

Think of it as Adam West Batman instead. ;)

@  wonko the sane? : (07 August 2020 - 07:49 AM)

That sounds more like the flash, or maybe booster gold than batman.

@  Sabrblade : (07 August 2020 - 12:27 AM)

They would get bored fighting each other and instead decide to take an epic cross-country road trip together.

@  RichardT1977 : (06 August 2020 - 08:57 PM)

What would happen if Batman were to fight Squirrel Girl?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (04 August 2020 - 09:03 PM)

Unless you count the Mask vs Lobo special, but that's less a duel and more a duet.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (04 August 2020 - 08:52 PM)

My favorite crossover fight was Thor vs Shazam/Captain Marvel. Early in the fight, Thor discovers that Billy Batson needs lightning to transform, and being a god of lightning he simply denies him that.

@  Sabrblade : (04 August 2020 - 08:46 PM)

Let's see a fight between Death Battle and Super Power Beat Down

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 August 2020 - 06:15 PM)

Which Lobo later claimed was because he was paid to take a dive. Yes, really.

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 August 2020 - 06:15 PM)

And then there's the times it's been decided by a fan vote, which is how we get things like Lobo (who can go toe-to-toe with Superman at full strength) losing to Wolverine.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:49 PM)

And then there are the "but my favorite characater will totes win because I say so" people.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:49 PM)

I mean, there are some people who really approach this from a somewhat reasonable standpoint, coming up with a plausible scenario and a setting that creates a fair environment that doesn't favor one character.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:46 PM)

My favorite stupid "why would they even fight each other" question recently was about three versions of Optimus Prime (G1, Bayverse and Aligned).

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:45 PM)

Batman obviously can beat everyone. Even Galactus. He's Batman. He's so smart, he'll just throw a Batarang and hit the weak spot at Galactus's forehead, knocking him out instantaneously.

@  wonko the sane? : (04 August 2020 - 11:37 AM)

It's almost like all drama is just manufactured pissing contests to keep us all entertained and distracted. :p

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (04 August 2020 - 10:16 AM)

Or they could go White Ranger vs Scorpion route and have both win. ;P

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 August 2020 - 09:35 AM)

Besides, we all know the answer is nearly always "they fight to a standstill and then team up against a common enemy."

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 August 2020 - 09:29 AM)

The best way to prove this is to give an example where the match is really lopsided in favor of one character but in popularity they're either evenly matched or the weaker one is more popular.

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 August 2020 - 09:27 AM)

The "who would win in a fight" discussions are really just people trying to make "which one's better" into something you can theoretically measure objectively, usually in a very specific way they think they've predetermined their favorite will win.

@  Otaku : (04 August 2020 - 02:01 AM)

@Nevermore So... you're saying you didn't like DC Versus Marvel/Marvel Versus DC?

@  Steevy Maximus : (03 August 2020 - 06:59 PM)

So, what happened to Hasbro's Zoids relaunch? An English dub, some stuff in southeast Asia, and now a game coming in October? That it?

@  wonko the sane? : (03 August 2020 - 10:46 AM)

Tidal wave, cause shooting water gets you nowhere.

@  Darth Gonzo : (03 August 2020 - 09:57 AM)

Who would win Tidal Wave or Broadside?

@  -LittleAutob... : (03 August 2020 - 08:17 AM)

Btw Happy birthday to those people in the box to the right \o/


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#201 Sunbeam

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Posted 03 March 2018 - 12:09 AM

Howard sighs appreciatively at the scent of his cooking, and steps outside to see what all the commotion is about.
 

"What??? No! You can't have had fun with that!"[/color][/font]

Howard shrugs. "Mi gat to ramp calvinball fi de first time inna foreva, an dat ah always ah gud time, nets or nuh."
 

With you and your friends safe, I will need your sword, Daughter. The rest will need to kneel."[/b]

Howard takes another step out of the doorway. "Hey now! Nuh one ah getting beheaded inna San Lorenzo! Mi ago nah ave it."

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Posted 03 March 2018 - 12:15 AM

The Queen was taken aback. "I would never dream of such a thing. All of you are heroes! And since Sir Kage stated he is not part of any particular order, I feel it is only right to exercise mine right to properly knight all of you."
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Posted 03 March 2018 - 12:26 AM

Howard stares at the queen, and mental gears are almost audible. Then he steps back into the doorway and says, "Mi forgot dat was an option weh swords an kneeling were involved," clearly embarrassed.

 

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Posted 03 March 2018 - 06:20 AM

Still feeling a little unfocused from the Adapter punch, Kage could only muster a feeble protest as EB reached him. Though he did manage to simoly get EB to support him rather than carry him.

At least, he thought he had.

Having extracated himself by the time the King returned, Kage sank down to one knee for a moment, then levered himself up again.

“We ended up playing a type of Foot ball against a team of giants in pumpkin hats.

We won,” he said with a wink. “Then there was an Adapter with a glass jaw and, oh yes. A ‘Champion Like No Other’. You are a poor Patron, Mossy.”

Pleased to see that everybody had beaten the bug witch, Kage sighed deeply. Then winced again. Stifling another groan, Kage finally heard the Queens statement of ‘Knighting’ the heroes. Although Kage was more than certain his friends all deserved such an honour. The ifea of being fully ‘Knighted’ himself still made Kage uncomfortable. Despite Destrons enthusiastic insistence when she had unofficially ‘Knighted’ him after their first adventure. Despite his friends affirmation that he was Worth of such. Kage still felt unsuited for it. Especially the ‘Sir’ bit.

So he stepped back a bit, wobbled aa he lost his balance and once again sank to one knee.

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Posted 03 March 2018 - 08:16 AM

After letting Kage go, EB winced as his shoulder got crushed again, but he patted the King's shoulder back in a brotherly fashion.
"You would've loved the Earth Day celebrations of Holiday Island..." He gave an uncertain smile which made it unclear if it was a good memory or not. Any further thought was interrupted by the Queen.

He blinked at the thought of being knighted. "No, thanks. Kage and Howie did most of the work. I just tackled one guy. I don't think I'd be any good at following the Knightly Rules or whatever."

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Posted 04 March 2018 - 09:15 PM

Moscareina grumbled under her breath, "I wish I could have just sent something that would've drank your spines". And she started to walk off. Meanwhile, the Queen replied to Kage and EB's rejections with, "I do not mean to knight you for just this one event. You have saved the world and proven to be honorable in mine eyes." She walked purposefully towards Friday February but then stopped. "While quite worthy, I don't know if you should also accept the knighting for Lady Oracle, seeing as she can not physically be here. I don't know if it should be you or Kage."
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#207 GodSentinelOmega

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Posted 05 March 2018 - 06:14 PM

Pulling himself back up, Kage inclined his head towards Friday.

“I think Friday, or Freya, should take the Knighting for herself and Oracle because, in a way, you could call them sisters.”

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Posted 05 March 2018 - 08:43 PM

The PoeT regarded their surroundings with lingering suspicion, as if, at any moment another monster or challenge may yet spring upon them.

 

As the Queen spoke of knighthoods, he raised a hand in protest.

 

He said, 

 

"Though grateful for such generosity,

 There is yet a title that waits for me,

 Austier, till then, is my given road,

 That I may learn to bear it's heavy load."


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Posted 05 March 2018 - 10:17 PM

EB shuffled his feet awkwardly, hoping the Queen would let the matter drop. He really did not want to be knighted, but he also did not want to upset Her Majesty.

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Posted 06 March 2018 - 04:24 AM

"It is no crime in Viknadia to decline an honor such as this if you feel unsuited to it... I myself would feel strange if called sir ...on the battlefield or at court. Perhaps Mother - some other rewards can be awarded instead of the knightings?" Dee does hand her mother her sword though.   



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Posted 06 March 2018 - 06:08 AM

Nerves prickling between his shoulder blades, Kage looked from the Queen to Destron.

“To be a “Real” Knight is a great honour. Even though, as i have said to your daughter when she spoke of it after our first adventure i still feel unworthy of said honour.”

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Posted 06 March 2018 - 09:41 AM

"Self-worth is not a thing able to be given by another my friend, you must be the source of that yourself... all that is offered you now is fealty and the wisdom of the Northern Queen... who thinks very highly of you."  Dee Smirks at Kage.  "Remember that being Knighted is a much lower honor than she intended to give you this day... my Prince."  Destron then motions casually with her hand to indicate Kage's current position.

 

"Given you are on one knee at the moment, and were I to have suddenly developed an appreciation for men... I'm Sure Mother would happily forgo the knighting in favour of a different ceremony."  Dee giggles... wondering how successfully she's managed to force a blush onto her face... XD 


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Posted 06 March 2018 - 04:14 PM

The Queen sighed. "I had thought that with you already being friends, Kage would have made an excellent suitor. As revealed to mine eyes, it's not that simple. But to the matter at hand..." She touched the blade of Dee's sword to each of Friday's shoulders once, then she repeated the gesture to represent knighting Oracle. "May you bring yourself and Viknadia great honor, Dame Friday." She then turned her attention to EB. "I do not agree with your refusal to be knighted...but I shall honor it. Perhaps some day in the future you will feel yourself to be as honorable as others see you." Suddenly, her expression lit up as she had an idea. "And that might come about once you win the fair Bea's heart. I have ideas on how this can be accomplished." The King let out a bellowing laugh. "Ha ha, splendid idea! But all this ceremony can wait. For now, let's eat!"

 
"And so they had much merriment as thankfully nothing suddenly showed up to try to eat them. THE END."

Professor Angela Quercus Oakley calmly closed the book and said, "Quite the tale and honestly doesn't sound all that exaggerated. It makes me wonder if another will come to pass next year..."
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