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@  fourteenwings : (26 April 2019 - 12:11 AM)

After "Secret Wars", Marvel's comic sales dropped for most of their series but it wasn't bad enough to be worried about. I think. What homages, exactly?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (25 April 2019 - 09:31 PM)

Kamen Rider Specter Tutankhamun Soul was definitely a thing.

@  B-Fox : (25 April 2019 - 09:30 PM)

How popular is Marvel's current comics? Because the homages to it got very anemic audience reactions.

@  The Doctor Who : (25 April 2019 - 07:47 PM)

An Egyptian themed version of a popular Japanese TV show: Tutankhamun Rider

@  MEDdMI : (25 April 2019 - 06:53 PM)

combine the two options. Grayffles or Waffson

@  Paladin : (25 April 2019 - 05:43 PM)

split the difference- "Ryan" after the Titanium Ranger.

@  Sabrblade : (25 April 2019 - 05:10 PM)

The second name choice is "Waffles", named after Goofy's gray tabby cat from Goof Troop. It's a cuter name than "Grayson" and the kitten is definitely adorable, but his colors aren't as close a match to the namesake as one of his sibling's colors are (said sibling is already spoken for, so I can't name that one).

@  Sabrblade : (25 April 2019 - 05:07 PM)

The first name choice is "Grayson", because he's gray and a son, and I think the name sounds cool. It also makes me think of Carter Grayson, the Red Ranger from Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue, who was a born leader and one of the coolest Red Rangers.

@  Paladin : (25 April 2019 - 05:07 PM)

"Lamont."

@  Sabrblade : (25 April 2019 - 05:06 PM)

I need help deciding on a name for one of the kittens. He's an all-gray cat but is also showing early signs of growing some black stripes in his fur. There are two names I've thought of for him and can't decide which one I like more.

@  Telly : (25 April 2019 - 01:31 PM)

got the second part of first gundam, popped it in and wow! picture miles better than my old dvds. other than the archaic animation (which i dont mind), it looks like it was done recently

@  Xellos : (25 April 2019 - 07:49 AM)

Aye, or at least the movies for Zeta, as they supposedly negate ZZ, kinda like how the Code Geass clip movies retcon some events before the newest one.

@  Telly : (24 April 2019 - 11:05 PM)

i wish theyd dub double zeta. thats the only one im missing for the "amuro vs char" thing (and chars not even in it so...). but given some of the things ive heard about it, its probly best that they dont dub it

@  Telly : (24 April 2019 - 11:02 PM)

and im on vacation next week so ill have lots of time to watch all this lol

@  Telly : (24 April 2019 - 11:01 PM)

@zaku ive got war in the pocket on standard dvd already. amazon didnt have it on blu ray. bonus points to it for having character designs by haruhiku mikimoto. and this collecction is only "new" in as much as its new to me on blu ray. ive had burnt dvd copies of it all for years

@  Xellos : (24 April 2019 - 09:44 PM)

Yeah, 00 was pretty good, and I recently watched Build Divers, and found it really fun. Got both limited editions of IBO... still need to watch them...

@  Steevy Maximus : (24 April 2019 - 08:30 PM)

00 is also pretty good, basically a refined version of the Wing concept, and IBO is great.

@  Steevy Maximus : (24 April 2019 - 08:29 PM)

I'll be the requisite "Build Fighters is actually pretty good" chime in

@  MEDdMI : (24 April 2019 - 07:52 PM)

G Gundam was the best. Horse mecha! Piloted by.... a HORSE!

@  ZakuConvoy : (24 April 2019 - 07:31 PM)

I'd probably recommend tracking down 0080 War in the Pocket to go along with your new collection, but you might have enough to watch for right now.

@  Xellos : (24 April 2019 - 06:53 PM)

G Gundam will likely always rank first for me, as it is the one I find the most fun, but 8th MS was great for being the most "realistic" of the UC stuff.

@  Telly : (24 April 2019 - 06:17 PM)

the only other gundam series ive watched-which was also the FIRST gundam series i watched-is wing (and ill probly get that on blu ray soon too). i know i havent watched everything tied to it, but the UC is quite enough for me lol

@  Telly : (24 April 2019 - 06:14 PM)

i think 8th team is my favorite, but cant say why. maybe it has something to do with them not being newtypes. i dont particularly like that concept

@  Xellos : (24 April 2019 - 06:11 PM)

8th M Team, 0083, and Zeta are my favorites of the original timeline. Have yet to watch Origin, but it is loooow on my list, as I never particularly liked Char. Quattro Bajeena was actually kinda cool, though.

@  Telly : (24 April 2019 - 05:49 PM)

so i just did something insane. i bought gundam origin, first gundam, 08th ms team, operation stardust, zeta gundam AND chars counterattack on bluray...

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (24 April 2019 - 05:46 PM)

Hollywood stereotypes, eh? Don't get me started on how sheerly unrealistic that can be, and how badly Hollywood loves to stick to them.

@  Nevermore : (24 April 2019 - 05:44 PM)

Also, fun fact: To me, Dutch is the language that sounds harsh compared to German.

@  Nevermore : (24 April 2019 - 05:37 PM)

Generally, nobody shouts at each other in Germany unless they're either a) morons or b) doing it for comedic effect.

@  Nevermore : (24 April 2019 - 05:36 PM)

... based on an outdated way of speaking (I mean, does anyone in the US still speak like Joe Friday?)... which might also have been at least partially a regional thing.

@  Nevermore : (24 April 2019 - 05:34 PM)

Generally, many native English speakers' primary conception of the German language and its perceived harshness comes from Hollywood movies... created by non-native German speakers, with non-native German actors giving their impression of what they think the German language sounds like...

@  Nevermore : (24 April 2019 - 05:33 PM)

I might be severely biased, but as a native German speaker, I think the perception of the "harsh German language" is at least in part due to a myth created by Hollywood.

@  Pinkcolliebot : (24 April 2019 - 05:32 PM)

I wish I knew if that Blue autobot in the background in the movie Bumblebee was Blurr.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (24 April 2019 - 11:52 AM)

Blood is blue before coming into contact with air from outside.

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 April 2019 - 09:50 AM)

I had to use a whole ten percent of my brain to understand that.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (24 April 2019 - 08:32 AM)

I think I saw a debunking of that like at least a decade ago when I still relied on TV for things.

@  Paladin : (24 April 2019 - 08:21 AM)

isn't the whole "lemmings jump to their death" thing proven false now too???

@  Pennpenn : (24 April 2019 - 03:05 AM)

It's like how the whole "alpha male" thing doesn't really show up in wolf packs in the wild.

@  Nevermore : (24 April 2019 - 01:54 AM)

Aaaaand another myth busted.

@  CORVUS : (24 April 2019 - 12:27 AM)

Quite welcome! :)

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (23 April 2019 - 09:51 PM)

@Corvus Huh, did not know that part. Thanks for imparting knowledge!

@  Kayla Kaon : (23 April 2019 - 09:27 PM)

No because it's true.

@  wonko the sane? : (23 April 2019 - 09:17 PM)

Would I be jaded if i said that's a good lesson about people as well?

@  CORVUS : (23 April 2019 - 09:01 PM)

Overstated risk. Most observations of sexual cannibalism in the Praying Mantis occurred in captivity, versus nature. When entomologists began observing them in nature instead, they found that sexual cannibalism took place around 30% of the time. Basically, if a male Mantis avoids thin, hungry females, his chances are pretty good. #yesimanerd

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (23 April 2019 - 07:52 PM)

Are you a male mantis?

@  MEDdMI : (23 April 2019 - 07:27 PM)

Death by snu snu

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 April 2019 - 06:40 PM)

There's a joke about going out with a bang to be made here.

@  Kayla Kaon : (23 April 2019 - 06:38 PM)

I would hope getting laid is preferred over dying :p

@  Nevermore : (23 April 2019 - 05:20 PM)

Don't we all want to get laid?

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 April 2019 - 04:53 PM)

I'd spend the first few loops just taking an extended nap.

@  Dekafox : (23 April 2019 - 04:48 PM)

Endless death time loops certainly happen enough in Star Trek


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Posted 20 December 2017 - 04:25 PM

I know nothing about the series, but I all but heard the Doctor Who cliffhanger sting as the jaws of London closed, so it's got my attention.

 

More seriously, it looks kinda amazing and has some serious potential, but a lot will ride on what exists under all the impressive effects.  If it has a story that supports all the set pieces or not.


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Posted 20 December 2017 - 04:40 PM

I remember the story being fairly good while also supporting many setpieces which I won't spoil.

 

You should read the series to keep your tea-a-boo qualifications up to date!


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Posted 20 December 2017 - 06:32 PM

I just really want them to make Hester properly ugly. She's already visibly not as hugged up as she is in the book, but I swear to god if they just give her that stupid lip scar that Infernal Devices already made fun of...


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Posted 20 December 2017 - 07:19 PM

Yeah, one of the great things about the book series was

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 Reducing it to something trivial like a lip scar would really undercut her character and especially impact the believability of some major plot points around her in book two. Here's hoping her face is sufficiently disfigured under that bandana.


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Posted 20 December 2017 - 07:26 PM

I remember the story being fairly good while also supporting many setpieces which I won't spoil.

 

You should read the series to keep your tea-a-boo qualifications up to date!

Can I just read the books because they seem interesting and possibly entertaining?


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Posted 20 December 2017 - 07:31 PM

Yes!

 

As an aside, this news has prompted me to start the Fever Crumb (Mortal Engines prequel) book that I've had lying around for ages! Just as soon as I finish reading Hidden Figures


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Posted 20 December 2017 - 09:36 PM

It's a neat trailer and everying, but..did she really need a spyglass to see the giant city right behind them? That's some T-Rex level stealth there.



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Posted 20 December 2017 - 11:01 PM

It might be them splicing scenes together, where the spyglass might have been spying something further in the distance?


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Posted 21 December 2017 - 03:28 AM

She also might be looking for something or someone within said city! Hmmm!


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Posted 21 December 2017 - 05:11 AM

There's something very funny to me about the city of London being a threat.



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Posted 05 June 2018 - 10:10 PM

 

Now that I know the plot is warmed over destroy the Death Star, I'll probably pass on this one.

 



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Posted 06 June 2018 - 06:53 AM

Well, I mean

That was basically the plot of the first book

So

Also of course they got dialed down to cute little scars
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Posted 07 June 2018 - 07:36 AM

Looks nice and i'm a fan of the director for a long time



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Posted 09 June 2018 - 04:34 AM


It's strange. I read and really liked the book, but somehow seeing the entire story splayed out in the trailer it seemed much more cliche and by the numbers than I remember. The trailer really lays the skeleton of the whole entire plot out in a way that makes it seem really obvious and rote, which I don't remember it feeling at all in book form.

-ZacWilliam, it's been long enough since I read it that I can't really say if that's a factor of my memory, some failure of the trailer/film or if the book just did a good job concealing its basic skeleton behind exciting prose/characterization.
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Posted 09 June 2018 - 05:50 AM

Haven't read the books, but there's something to be said I knew immediately this was an adaption of a YA Dystopian novel series. There's something about how these films are made that just make them immediately identifiable.


Don't fight it, it's coming for you, running at ya / It's only this moment, don't care what comes after
Your fever dream, can't you see it getting closer / Just surrender 'cause you feel the feeling taking over
It's fire, it's freedom, it's flooding open / It's a preacher in the pulpit and you'll find devotion
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Posted 09 June 2018 - 07:33 AM

I did get a laugh going through some of the setting lore. So very YA Lit.
-Old People ruined the world
-Old People created a solution that worked for a bit
-Old People kept it running waaaaay past any point of reason because uuuuuugh goddammit Old People
-Young People destroy old way, new way that is perfect just kinda happens
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Posted 09 June 2018 - 11:39 AM

I did get a laugh going through some of the setting lore. So very YA Lit.
-Old People ruined the world
-Old People created a solution that worked for a bit
-Old People kept it running waaaaay past any point of reason because uuuuuugh goddammit Old People
-Young People destroy old way, new way that is perfect just kinda happens

 

So.. It's the reverse of the "Millennials broke everything!" ;)



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Posted 09 June 2018 - 12:07 PM

Oh yeah. The series has been on my read list (and my kobo!) for a long time now. I love the core premise... dunno if it'll make a good movie though.



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Posted 09 June 2018 - 12:11 PM

It's strange. I read and really liked the book, but somehow seeing the entire story splayed out in the trailer it seemed much more cliche and by the numbers than I remember. The trailer really lays the skeleton of the whole entire plot out in a way that makes it seem really obvious and rote, which I don't remember it feeling at all in book form.

-ZacWilliam, it's been long enough since I read it that I can't really say if that's a factor of my memory, some failure of the trailer/film or if the book just did a good job concealing its basic skeleton behind exciting prose/characterization.

 

Interesting perspective, thanks for sharing that.



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Posted 09 June 2018 - 01:15 PM

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