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@  Ashley : (23 October 2019 - 06:13 PM)

Yes, please read the full context

@  Steevy Maximus : (23 October 2019 - 04:53 PM)

If I wasn't reading shout for more than a couple lines, this line of discussion would be very inappropriate

@  wonko the sane? : (23 October 2019 - 09:08 AM)

Don't frustrate yourself OR her for it. Just keep the camera ready and if it happens, it happens.

@  Ashley : (23 October 2019 - 12:15 AM)

I'll probably try waving treats in front of her and whistling it, see if I can encourage it

@  Ashley : (23 October 2019 - 12:14 AM)

I'll try. She's not the most obedient bird, so it's going to take some work to get her to do it on demand.

@  wonko the sane? : (22 October 2019 - 10:03 PM)

In fact; we demand video.

@  MEDdMI : (22 October 2019 - 09:26 PM)

Now you have to get it on video

@  Ashley : (22 October 2019 - 08:11 PM)

I'm so proud

@  Ashley : (22 October 2019 - 08:11 PM)

My parrot just whistled the Transformers theme music

@  Steevy Maximus : (22 October 2019 - 06:10 PM)

Yeah, I think both are too old and too expensive at this stage. Hasbro/Paramount are going to try for younger actors that can do multiple films AND can be locked into a multifilm contract cheaply

@  Paladin : (22 October 2019 - 06:05 PM)

so he'd probably be sixty by the time they get to another GI Joe project.

@  Patch : (22 October 2019 - 06:04 PM)

According to Wikipedia he's 51.

@  Paladin : (22 October 2019 - 05:38 PM)

isn't Crews like sixty now???

@  wonko the sane? : (22 October 2019 - 02:11 PM)

... I could get behind that.

@  RichardT1977 : (22 October 2019 - 12:33 PM)

Who thinks that, in the event of a GI Joe cinematic reboot, John Cena and Terry Crews would be perfect for Duke and Roadblock, respectively?

@  Telly : (21 October 2019 - 05:17 PM)

nevermind

@  Shrug : (21 October 2019 - 04:59 PM)

I've barely used them over the years, so I'm sure they won't miss me, but I'm done too. Thankfully Pulse put up the Seacons today.

@  Telly : (21 October 2019 - 04:58 PM)

i didnt complete it, which is why this is confusing and pi$$ing me off. theres no record of it in my order history. i emailed them about it, so we will see what happens. either way, i think im done using them after this

@  Shrug : (21 October 2019 - 04:55 PM)

Either we're both unlucky or they're trying to force payment now for these takaratomy mall exclusives.

@  Shrug : (21 October 2019 - 04:55 PM)

I asked them to kindly undo that and I got a sternly worded email about how I should use their website right.

@  Shrug : (21 October 2019 - 04:55 PM)

Yeah, if you completed the order, they charged you the money now. Mine said stack before I finished checking out. I only noticed I was charged because of Paypal.

@  Telly : (21 October 2019 - 04:53 PM)

i wasnt even wanting to pay now. i was going to add them to my stack but i didnt get the chance after i was done setting up paypal

@  Shrug : (21 October 2019 - 04:53 PM)

If you haven't officially placed the order, I don't think so? Although, I had to request a cancellation with them last week because their system changed details about my order after I placed it, so I don't exactly trust them.

@  Telly : (21 October 2019 - 04:51 PM)

so im not actually being charged then?

@  Shrug : (21 October 2019 - 04:48 PM)

So, if you were one click away from purchasing, then they probably did the pre-authorization already. The next click will charge you the money now.

@  Shrug : (21 October 2019 - 04:47 PM)

TFsource charges upfront for regular pre-orders.

@  Telly : (21 October 2019 - 04:45 PM)

i was considering buying the upcoming seacons from tfsource. i had them in my cart and was on the checkout page. i set up a credit card through paypal, and before i even hit the "place order" button, i got a text saying that a charge or hold was placed on my card! is this normal? is it just checking to see if i have the money? why did it do it before i even placed the order??

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 October 2019 - 01:23 PM)

It's a torture device.

@  Benbot : (21 October 2019 - 09:42 AM)

what's this about Hot Rod?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 October 2019 - 10:36 PM)

Ex-Bundeswehr personnel, eh? Fascinating.

@  Pinkcolliebot : (20 October 2019 - 09:43 PM)

TF Roll Out Hot Rod's Presentation is coming real soon!!

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 01:05 PM)

So whenever he addresses his troops, he keeps cracking jokes. Sometimes these jokes are about the blunders he himself had made in his speech the previous day.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 01:01 PM)

At the moment, I'm blessed with a pretty nice superior. He's got a military background, but he takes an oddly entertaining approach to it. Imagine a stand-up comedian who accidentally enlisted as a drill sergeant.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 12:54 PM)

Another type of everyday absurdity: Imagine you're leaving your workplace for your lunchbreak. Upon your return, you discover that your workplace has been cordened and/or gated off during your break, with "construction site" warning signs everywhere. You go to your superior and tell him: "I can no longer access my workplace! Why is there suddenly a construction site?" Your superior takes a surpised look and says: "I don't know, first time I see this." You figure: "Must be a Tuesday, then."

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 12:51 PM)

It's kind of surreal, really.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 12:50 PM)

They agree that things are less than ideal, but they acknowledge that their scope of making decisions is limited. Oddly, I keep getting that regardless of how high up the chain of command I bother people.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 12:49 PM)

"I hear you, but you know how it is, there's nothing I can do about it." That's it, basically.

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 October 2019 - 06:40 AM)

What's it like to have management that's willing to listen to things they don't want to hear? I've never seen that.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 04:41 AM)

I manage to argue within the company's own internal logic and point out the flaws, shortcomings and discrepancies between "official company policy" and "everyday company reality".

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 04:40 AM)

Many of my coworkers are scared to even talk to managers. I often discuss company matters with them I disagree with, and it isn't a rare occurrence that they say "yeah, you're right..."

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 04:38 AM)

I know how to watch my tone, and I prefer to keep things straightforward and factual, never to attack the person, always the problem itself.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 04:37 AM)

The good thing for me is ever since a minor hiccup many years ago when I was still non-permanent, I've always managed to along just fine with my various superiors (I've been through over a dozen already). And that's despite my outspokenness, my blunt honesty and my oftentimes harsh criticism.

@  Sabrblade : (18 October 2019 - 11:04 PM)

With visuals presented by the Cybernet Space Cube

@  Dekafox : (18 October 2019 - 04:51 PM)

And don't forget to sign up for a cybersecurity seminar while you're there

@  Dekafox : (18 October 2019 - 04:47 PM)

Well you can always strap on some cyberlimbs and go into cyberspace for a cyberpunk experience

@  NotVeryKnightly : (18 October 2019 - 04:28 PM)

You know that "cyber" doesn't mean "cyborg", right?

@  Maximus Ambus : (18 October 2019 - 04:16 PM)

So where's the Cyborgs on CYBERtron?

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Click here and we can send you notifications about your desire to discontinue notifications!

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Why does every damn website want to send me notifications? NO, no one wants your popups! Quit asking!

@  Echowarrior : (18 October 2019 - 09:19 AM)

Amazon in the US has pretty good benefits, though, and even the temp workers had forty hours a week to start with. Even with minimum wage, that's pretty good pay.


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Posted 12 May 2019 - 11:41 AM

How does the planet have an oxygen atmosphere? We've only seen the trees in the nearby forest and that's not enough for the whole planet!

 

How do the characters go to the bathroom? I haven't seen a single toilet!

 

How do the characters stay alive? We almost never see them eat!

 

Why must they leave so many mysteries unexplained?! :D :D


 
 
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Posted 12 May 2019 - 11:44 AM

Plenty of waterfalls though. :D

 

Yeah, over thinking it. It happens sometimes.


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Posted 12 May 2019 - 12:00 PM

I think the whole thing with Bow's parents is over thinking, the question that kind of popped into my mind is with this world, is if there are so many princesses, where are the princes and the kings, of male characters, there is:

Seahawk

Bow

Bow's dads

Hodak

Entrapta's servent

 

After that its all women, then again, exactly where do those who aren't fighting, go and hide during the attacks on the various kingdoms?

 

Is this world really just one giant computer program that's gone AWOL or something, then again, exactly how does Glimmer's mother find out about Entrapta's "Death" in season 1 before the group get back and inform her of it? Its not like they seem to have any spies in the Fright Zone (That we are aware of) who are passing information to the rebellion, then again exactly what kind of queen would send her daughter out to do battle, of course, then there is Bow who suddenly seems to be a general or something during a meeting. While I might be over thinking things, I kind of concluded that the rebellion should of been wiped out long before Aroda's defection as the trees do not seem to be capable of moving around as the narriative implys!


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Posted 12 May 2019 - 02:33 PM

I don't think the trees in the whispering woods actually move. I think there's something there that just messes with the individual's sense of direction, and technology meant to give direction. Kinda like the bermuda triangle: but magic too.


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Posted 12 May 2019 - 05:17 PM

After a little bit of thought, I have concluded the reason why there is no male rulers, so far, it boils down to one simple fact "Its a woman's world!" thus the men are pretty much incompedant/useless, aside from Bow & Hordak but then we could just blame the problems on Kyle, can't we?


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Posted 12 May 2019 - 05:58 PM

I like that Bow's father's both look like him, so no one can say one is the birth father and the other isn't. If things work the way they do here on Earth.

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Posted 12 May 2019 - 06:15 PM

After a little bit of thought, I have concluded the reason why there is no male rulers, so far, it boils down to one simple fact "Its a woman's world!" thus the men are pretty much incompedant/useless, aside from Bow & Hordak but then we could just blame the problems on Kyle, can't we?

except we know that's not right. Mermista took over for her father, and frosta took over (I think.) when her father passed.


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Posted 12 May 2019 - 06:44 PM

 

After a little bit of thought, I have concluded the reason why there is no male rulers, so far, it boils down to one simple fact "Its a woman's world!" thus the men are pretty much incompedant/useless, aside from Bow & Hordak but then we could just blame the problems on Kyle, can't we?

except we know that's not right. Mermista took over for her father, and frosta took over (I think.) when her father passed.

 

 

At least in the present day then.


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Posted 15 May 2019 - 10:45 AM

Matriarchal societies are a thing, however this wouldn't be a line of questioning if all the princesses were princes instead.
 
That being said, the show has indicated a relative absence of conventional social mores regarding gender roles, and I'd argue this is intentional. It's not explained because the goal is to present that absence as "normal". You wouldn't expect them to dedicate an episode explaining how everyone breathes either. Lastly, we've seen other men in the villages.
 
Ultimately, Occam's razor is still a thing and lacking evidence to the contrary, the simplest answer is likely the right one. The most basic conceit of the show is "Princesses of Power". To do otherwise breaks the plot. Once we allow for that, the other aspects are what they appear to be until otherwise explained. 

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Posted 16 May 2019 - 10:45 AM

bo was born from mpreg
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Posted 16 May 2019 - 11:04 AM

 

On an unrelated to that note: My only issue with this mid-season break thing is that Netflix doesn't call it that. This was season 2, and "Season 3" is in August.

 

Why can't we just say: "This was Season 2 part 1 and part 2 is in August?" Because that's what this IS.

 

I just really don't get why we have to label it season 3, when it's clearly the other half of season 2. This irked me during Voltron, and it carries over here.

 

Netflix is notoriously inconsistent about how they determine what constitutes a "season."



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Posted 17 June 2019 - 08:36 AM

SDCC 2019 Shadow Weaver & She-ra 2 pack:

https://shop.mattel....ow-weaver-ghy66

 

You can't purchase it unless you're going to the convention (at least not yet).


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Posted 17 June 2019 - 09:42 AM

SDCC 2019 Shadow Weaver & She-ra 2 pack:

https://shop.mattel....ow-weaver-ghy66

 

You can't purchase it unless you're going to the convention (at least not yet).

 

A convention exclusive is the only merchandise to support this property, after cartoon production began three years ago?  If Mattel goes under in the near future, I think we can safely point to numbskullery like this as the reason why.



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Posted 17 June 2019 - 04:50 PM

I was surprised at the utter lack of toys for this, but I expect this to go the same way as MotU 200x in that it will fade from the public eye and the original designs will prevail over time. 



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Posted 17 June 2019 - 05:13 PM

Sigh..... :D

 

 

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Posted 17 June 2019 - 05:22 PM

Well now I'm mad because in my confirmation email they said I HAVE to be at SDCC to claim the order and only then will it be shipped. WTF man. 



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Posted 17 June 2019 - 06:42 PM

The difference I think is that while MOTU 200X was somewhat improved from the original it still was in existence to sell toys and never seemed to get much steam and popularity for itself. Hence it ended. The new She-Ra on the other hand is much, much better than the original, was not designed to sell toys and has seemed to garner a ton of praise and a pretty large, pretty excited fandom.

I expect it to mostly eclipse the original except among the hardcore dwindling old aging fan base.

-ZacWillim, It certainly deserves to.

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Posted 17 June 2019 - 06:57 PM

I was surprised at the utter lack of toys for this, but I expect this to go the same way as MotU 200x in that it will fade from the public eye and the original designs will prevail over time.


I think it's kind of weird that the 2000s looks didn't carry too far considering that MOTU Classics had the same designers (at least at first).

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Posted 17 June 2019 - 07:03 PM

MOTU, I'm not surprised its lost steam, its been over ten years since it last had any serious piece of media (beyond comics) to boost the brand fortunes, its largely been forgotten by many people who were causal fans at best, much like Gi Joe while Transformers has its ups and downs, its been able to keep inspiring people and bringing in new fans, plus there is always toys about in one form or another which are easy enough to get if you are buying for a kid, where's MOTU & Gi Joe have barely made a dent, I'm sure a lot of kids know of Voltron from the Legendary Defender Cartoon, but any kid in school today is likely not to know of MOTU or GI Joe unless its from their parents or extended family member because the brands have fallen on hard times and currently rely heavily on adults who are in their 30s - 40s, without anything fresh or new, they aren't going to be majorly sucessful again. She-ra princesses of Power might enfuratiate some fans (Happens all of the time) but they are trying to carter for a new generation and maybe get them to seek out the original one day and learn more about it while also being entertaining, but at least they aren't making it look completely silly and totally disrespectful (TCR).


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Posted 17 June 2019 - 10:11 PM

The problem with She-Ra is that it has a problem that a lot of shows have when the writers have great ideas for intrigue. The first season that was building up to everything, introducing characters and telling a significant amount of back story was very interesting and fresh. 

 

This "Season 2" is anything but interesting *or* fresh. It's like they never even considered what the overarching story for season 2 would cover. So they bumble around for the first 5 or 6 episodes with almost Family Guy levels of padded dialog and reiterating filler over and over again. 

 

The amount of story that was told in the sum of all episodes, if you cut out all the directionless filler would have covered about 3 episodes in things actually moving forward. Be it character building, world building, or otherwise. The only notable things that stick out to me are the Scorpia character moments, the origin of Bo and maybe some half assed explanation of Hordak's plan. Even the Shadow Weaver backstory was padded with stuff we already knew and didn't really show us anything about her character that was different than what we learned previous season. 

 

If the season 2.5 coming up in August is anything like the first half I can't imagine this being a long lasting series. So far we're probably 1-1 and I just don't think we are seeing something with the staying power of My Little Pony's reboot. 

 

As for MotU - the show was hot and cold. Kind of the opposite effect that She-Ra had on me - season one was a "play it safe" reboot that went back and touched on many of the stories that we already knew from the original series (and in many cases were told BETTER in the 80s stories). By the time Cartoon Network (like they often do) and Mattel (with its horrendous toy distribution)  tanked it, it really started to shine in season two with new lore being introduced, but it was too little too late. 

 

We'll just have to wait and see how sustainable this is with the conclusion of this story arc (such as it is)





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