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@  Paladin : (19 July 2019 - 07:58 AM)

sidebar- has enough time passed that we can stop irrationally hating "Crystal Skull" yet?

@  Telly : (18 July 2019 - 09:18 PM)

after 38 years and i dont know how many viewings, today is the first time i noticed indiana jones doesnt use a revolver in the bar fight in raiders...

@  Kalidor : (18 July 2019 - 05:33 PM)

@Sabrblade Depends on when you're here. I used to have the backups happen once daily, now I have them happen once per hour so you might often see a hesitation at the top of every hour for 30-45 seconds.

@  Locoman : (18 July 2019 - 05:11 PM)

isn't that just Modern Family

@  Foffy : (18 July 2019 - 04:45 PM)

that's right. my gym teacher is a clown. new series coming to disney channel next fall

@  Foffy : (18 July 2019 - 04:44 PM)

all these clowns are making me run really fast.

@  Sabrblade : (18 July 2019 - 12:10 PM)

All this awesome SDCC news is really making these boards run slowly.

@  Bass X0 : (18 July 2019 - 07:54 AM)

Racism must be stopped. No matter the cost.

@  MEDdMI : (18 July 2019 - 07:49 AM)

Tine to stop buttering it up.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 July 2019 - 09:43 PM)

Well shucks.

@  ▲ndrusi : (17 July 2019 - 08:14 PM)

The joke is a husk of its former self.

@  Paladin : (17 July 2019 - 01:15 PM)

Pop.

@  Shrug : (17 July 2019 - 10:15 AM)

Something something... corn bread?

@  MEDdMI : (17 July 2019 - 07:21 AM)

Ok, ok. Enough of the puns and let's all thank Kal for the amaizeing job he did.

@  Paladin : (17 July 2019 - 06:24 AM)

by now I think this jokes' been creamed.

@  Nevermore : (17 July 2019 - 03:31 AM)

The kernel.

@  Nevermore : (17 July 2019 - 03:31 AM)

Who gives the orders in cybernetic warfare?

@  unluckiness : (16 July 2019 - 09:59 PM)

Zea mays

@  Xellos : (16 July 2019 - 09:53 PM)

Isn't that a kernel of truth.

@  Paladin : (16 July 2019 - 08:43 PM)

huh. suddenly the Squawk is popping.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 July 2019 - 07:47 PM)

Not placing much stalk in this conversation.

@  Nevermore : (16 July 2019 - 06:22 PM)

That's so corny.

@  Shrug : (16 July 2019 - 06:07 PM)

It's absurd how happy I am that a post of mine made the front page of Reddit.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 July 2019 - 05:46 PM)

Aww, shucks.

@  TriBlurr : (16 July 2019 - 05:45 PM)

Not till I taste the corn

@  Kalidor : (16 July 2019 - 05:43 PM)

You guys aren't being very nice. You're supposed to tell me I did "good, really good!"

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 July 2019 - 05:40 PM)

Just don't go beyond the rows.

@  Patch : (16 July 2019 - 05:39 PM)

Left over from the failed Beast Machines sequel, Beast Farmers

@  Patch : (16 July 2019 - 05:39 PM)

It's techno-organic corn

@  TriBlurr : (16 July 2019 - 05:26 PM)

We have a cornfield? Can I get a few ears?

@  Kalidor : (16 July 2019 - 12:56 PM)

And lastly, if it becomes too much hassle to deal with - it might just get sent into the cornfield and replaced with a Discord box anyway. So cool it.

@  Kalidor : (16 July 2019 - 12:55 PM)

Second thing is we do actually have the ability to ban users specifically from using Shoutbox if it's being abused like that

@  Kalidor : (16 July 2019 - 12:55 PM)

Hey all - just a reminder and heads up. The Shoutbox has been kept here as a courtesy because it's what you folks like in lieu of Discord - but a few things to remember is that P&R should stay in P&R and isn't really something that needs to be dragged out here in the most public of spaces.

@  Nevermore : (16 July 2019 - 11:04 AM)

Done.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 July 2019 - 10:25 AM)

You can make a new one. I doubt anybody would stop you.

@  Nevermore : (16 July 2019 - 10:16 AM)

There was a thread but it appears to have disappeared. Might have been lost in one of the older forum sweeps.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 July 2019 - 09:58 AM)

Yeah this is pretty much circumventing the fact that we have different rules for political talk.

@  fourteenwings : (16 July 2019 - 09:55 AM)

Okay, so, basically, can we not do politics in here anymore? I mean, considering how often @Nevermore, you talk about your work conditions, don't you think it's time for a dedicated thread in P&R?

@  unluckiness : (16 July 2019 - 09:39 AM)

Scratch that; that's insulting to honest salads. Whatever that was was the text equivalent of hamburger.

@  unluckiness : (16 July 2019 - 09:38 AM)

Would you like some dressing to go with your word salad?

@  Paladin : (16 July 2019 - 09:34 AM)

yes; it now goes "shit piss hug *BLEEP* ^$@^ motherhuger **** turd fart encyclopedia & Socialism."

@  unluckiness : (16 July 2019 - 09:24 AM)

This is an American site, but isn't that unnecessarily severe language? IIRC it's one of the top four offensive pejoratives to English people

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 July 2019 - 08:52 AM)

It's amusing how so many (U.S.) wankers in this world love to whine "capitalism good socialism bad!" in the abstract while simultaneously pretending that megacorporations dominating de facto monopolies is anathema to the core capitalistic principle of competition benefits everyone.

@  unluckiness : (16 July 2019 - 05:17 AM)

I know Shockwave's super mode is pretty lame and Magnus is kinda greebly but it's not that bad.

@  TM2-Megatron : (16 July 2019 - 12:38 AM)

Though with the luck and caliber of leaders we've had of late in the darkest timeline, maybe it's too much to hope for.

@  TM2-Megatron : (16 July 2019 - 12:36 AM)

Just like democracy, it's not perfect but better than the present alternatives. Capitalism as it's practiced today won't be able to weather the coming wave of automation, though. Best to plan for it and hope for a gentle transition rather than the aforementioned collapse

@  unluckiness : (16 July 2019 - 12:27 AM)

Capitalism is the worst amiright? Sent from my iPhone

@  Vexwing : (15 July 2019 - 11:24 PM)

Because the collapse is gonna be just great.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 July 2019 - 10:41 PM)

Let's hope this is late stage and we're on the cusp of something better.

@  abates : (15 July 2019 - 09:45 PM)

Late stage capitalism is the absolute best.


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#321 Destron D-69

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Posted 30 November 2018 - 03:51 PM

I think it's just the hippy people that look off ..but then again I never noticed the drop off 



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Posted 30 November 2018 - 05:01 PM

Yeah, I didn't really notice a drop in quality either.


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Posted 30 November 2018 - 07:56 PM

Seems that every other episode is typically animated worse than normal.

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Posted 30 November 2018 - 08:10 PM

might be an a team / b team deal at the studio 



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Posted 01 December 2018 - 08:28 AM


They all look great to me.

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Posted 09 December 2018 - 12:50 PM

Binged this last night. Super good.

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Posted 11 December 2018 - 05:02 AM

Finally finished. What a spectacular show full of brilliant characters.

That said it all felt very familiar. Gather the people, learn the history, use the Elements of Harmony... it seemed like it was trying to tick a lot of Contemporary Awesome Animated Show boxes. Which, cool.

But as a revival of She-Ra I feel I didn't get anything out of it at all. I just couldn't really get past the lack of secret identity. It's so fundamental to the classic Adam and Adora, I just can't read this as She-Ra without it.

Still, examined from a less 80s-enslaved perspective, it's definitely bloody good. Bring on season two, and we've plenty of Filmation to watch while we wait.

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Posted 11 December 2018 - 11:00 PM

I just couldn't really get past the lack of secret identity. It's so fundamental to the classic Adam and Adora, I just can't read this as She-Ra without it.

 

But it's so friggin bad.

 

There is literally no disguise aspect to it. She changes clothes.

 

Even Clark Kent has glasses.


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Posted 11 December 2018 - 11:28 PM

I can't say that sounds too bad after watching Sailor Moon take like 80 episodes for anyone to point out that Usagi's different identities visually resemble each other, and the oddly complicated identity-figuring schemes in its earlier episodes.

Though I'm speaking as someone who's never seen She-Ra.

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Posted 11 December 2018 - 11:46 PM

 

I just couldn't really get past the lack of secret identity. It's so fundamental to the classic Adam and Adora, I just can't read this as She-Ra without it.

 

But it's so friggin bad.

 

There is literally no disguise aspect to it. She changes clothes.

 

Even Clark Kent has glasses.

 

 

She also like doubles in size. Everyone always comments on how tall She-Ra is in this show.


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Posted 11 December 2018 - 11:58 PM

Yeah, the secret identity angle would work much better in the Netflix version because it's NOT just Adora with a sword and a tan.

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Posted 12 December 2018 - 07:59 AM

Yeah, the secret identity angle would work much better in the Netflix version because it's NOT just Adora with a sword and a tan.

 

The original Adora transformation isn't even that different.  It's Adora with better hair and a more firm voice.  Adam went from pasty to tan.  :D

 

New She-ra's hair change is even more significant (length and color) and She-ra is fairer skinned than Adora.


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Posted 12 December 2018 - 08:45 AM

I for one welcome our 8ft amazonian overlord.



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Posted 13 December 2018 - 01:19 PM

Yeah, the secret identity angle would work much better in the Netflix version because it's NOT just Adora with a sword and a tan.

 

Yet the world setting doesn't really work for that, because Adora is pretty much the only one who seems normal to us, Glimmer teleports and throws sparkly balls, Bow walking around with a shirt with a massive heart on it for some silly reason, on top of carrying a bow and arrows, the other princesses aren't much better, so secert idenity just went out the window when Adora appeared in front of Glimmer's mum and then changed back from She-ra and pretty much put her life in Glimmer's mother's hands as she revealed herself to be a Horde soldier. I think Glimmer's mother might sort of start to think of Adora as a second daughter, at least going by the scene where she invited to join the hug, thou my personal view is, it should of been better for Adora to not be invited to the hug, give Adora a chance to prove herself and maybe set Adora upon a quest for knowledge, to learn who she really is and where she came from so she can better understand her powers as well.

 

I think one of the plot threads for next season is likely Adora trying to find out about herself or learn more about the powers of She-ra, thou evenly she will have to confront Shadow Weaver in person I suspect for truths about her origins.


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Posted 13 December 2018 - 04:51 PM

Yet the world setting doesn't really work for that, because Adora is pretty much the only one who seems normal to us


That was basically true in the original too. It was a rotating cast of weird magic chicks...

... and Bow, who as you note here (apparently in contradiction to your actual argument I think?) is also just a normal dude.

Bow walking around with a shirt with a massive heart on it for some silly reason, on top of carrying a bow and arrows


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Posted 13 December 2018 - 08:16 PM

... and Bow, who as you note here (apparently in contradiction to your actual argument I think?) is also just a normal dude.


Normal, define normal in a world where a forest is always changing, a girl who can teleport, another whose hair can move and do stuff, a world where a girl takes up a sword and transforms into a 8 foot woman in a cape, seemingly magical crystals are capable of changing the world, and there are two forces seemingly run by a bunch of idiots, so what is normal in this world? Not to mention a cat girl who was a cadet in a matter of days rose up to become second in command of one of those two forces, so normal is kind of, out of the window, here!!


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Posted 14 December 2018 - 02:19 AM

Okay, then I think I understand your point even less.

There are some superhuman people, there are some regularhuman people. I don't see anything inherent to the new show's universe that immediately discounts the possibility of Adora being a regularhuman who secretly moonlights as a superhuman person. Again, the change from Netflix Adora to She-Ra would make the secret identity angle much, much more credible here than it was in the Filmation days.

Also again, they made a great show and I respect the decisions they made around their deviations, but this is the one that undermined my personal ability to feel like I was watching a show about She-Ra. I'm pretty happy to be able to watch this show about That New She-Ra though, I don't want to sound like I'm just relentlessly bashing them.

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Posted 14 December 2018 - 03:57 AM

I dig the lack of secret indentity, partly because I think it's fun to see Adora be so casual with the powers. I think one of the most intriguing things you can do with the fantastical is what happens when it crashes into reality.

It being secret worked in the 80s partly because it was a world where kids didn't have much voice. So many toys back then had the meta context of "There's an incredible world right under the adults noses, but you know better". Now, the internet makes it easier for young people to have a voice. We have young people organising and challenging the likes of NRA where adults won't. So it makes sense that the She-Ra of this era is likewise open about her identity. Even in show, the war is a problem the cast inherited from their parents.

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Posted 14 December 2018 - 05:49 AM

Part of what bothers me about it is that it puts us in this place where everyone knows the whole deal, and so it's just... Horde, get that sword and do away with it. Catra just gives it back? I think Shadow Weaver would have been smart enough to keep it somewhere more secure. Alternatively, just shoot the broad in the back before she hulks out. I feel like we're swapping one Everyone Is Stupid for a different Everyone Is Stupid. But that's kiddy shows for you.

And of course this is, far more than the original obviously, a show about Adora and not a show about She-Ra. This change unfolds out of that shift pretty tidily.

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Posted 14 December 2018 - 07:53 AM

The difference between She-ra and the other princesses seems less significant here.  The other princesses are stronger and She-ra (while still very powerful) not as powerful by comparison. 

 

Adora herself is also a very capable warrior and might likely be able to best just about anyone in an altercation.

 

So the change to She-ra doesn't seem as grand of a power boost as it did in the original series.

 

Kind of more like Aang going from normal Airbender to the avatar state, not like Bruce Banner changing into the Hulk.


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