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@  Maximus Ambus : (11 August 2020 - 03:52 AM)

Others say Joe sat down at this pond next to these ducks but really there's just no place in this world for an old man and his ducks.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:48 PM)

Even worse when I can produce those verifiable facts at a later point, and then the other person simply claims the argument was the other way round (as in, I was actually arguing their position and vice versa).

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:47 PM)

I can argue with people about my versus their memory of events when verifiable facts are not readily available, though, and I get really annoyed when I'm capable of presenting a precise, step-by-step summary with multiple key points that can be used for future verification, and the other person just goes "nope, wrong" without going into detail.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:45 PM)

I forget things, and I misremember things. But when presented with verifiable facts, my reaction is more like "Huh, could have sworn it was like that", not "this reality is not my own".

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:43 PM)

I have an extremely good memory (which I have proven time and again), and even I can be mistaken.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 August 2020 - 06:40 PM)

Might be worth pointing out that it only became "Mandela Effect" and not just "I remembered this wrong" when a conspiracy theorist insisted it was proof of alternate timelines.

@  Otaku : (10 August 2020 - 06:29 PM)

Incorrectly remembering Nelson Mandela's fate may be uniquely American... but is it really that strange to get South African political history wrong when you're no where near South Africa?

@  Otaku : (10 August 2020 - 06:29 PM)

I always assumed the Mandela Effect was a "human thing", not an American thing.

@  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


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Posted 04 December 2019 - 04:14 PM

At the end of every episode, the contestants are murdered by Anakin.

 

The loosers get to meet Vader's light saber while the winner gets to have a chat with Yoda until the finals


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Posted 04 December 2019 - 05:04 PM

Footage from the Rise of the Resistance ride is starting to pop up. Looks damn impressive!

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Posted 05 December 2019 - 09:18 AM

Footage from the Rise of the Resistance ride is starting to pop up. Looks damn impressive!

 

Making sure not to watch so I don't get spoiled before I experience it in person, but I do know is the ride is 18 minutes long and uses multiple, different ride vehicles.  This ride is going to be one of the most complex, intricate, rides made for a while.



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Posted 10 December 2019 - 08:33 PM

Just noticed that on Friday the 20th they are running a Rebels marathon. No other Star Wars content. I'm wondering if we are going to see a sizeable Rebels reference or Easter egg in the new film.
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Posted 10 December 2019 - 11:33 PM

Well apparently the Ghost (or at-least the same type of ship) is in it.


Edited by Trpodeca, 12 December 2019 - 03:28 PM.

I sure wish I hadn't misspelt my username.....


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Posted 10 December 2019 - 11:40 PM

For as many cameos it gets, I wish the Ghost wasn't such an ugly design.  



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Posted 11 December 2019 - 04:02 PM

You shut your mouth.


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Posted 11 December 2019 - 04:39 PM

Every time someone mentions the Ghost, I have to look up what it looks like, despite having watched all of Rebels. It's just not terribly iconic.



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Posted 11 December 2019 - 05:00 PM

It is definitely uninspired for Star Wars.

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Posted 12 December 2019 - 08:05 AM

I think it is a pretty well thought out, practical design.  I'd want something like it.



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Posted 12 December 2019 - 11:29 AM

Speaking of which - I've been marathon-watching Rebels for about a week now, after having only seen 4-5 episodes in the past.

It's such an uneven show.

I love the Ezra/Kanan dynamic, love Zeb, and would watch an entire show just of Ahsoka.

I can't connect or care about Sabine or Hera at all, and about a third of the episodes were so slow that I just gave up and skipped them.

Didn't help that of the 4-5 eps I'd previously seen included some of the best of the series (Last Battle, Twin Suns). I had thought those would be the norm, but most eps are way slower and less engaging / emotional.

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Posted 12 December 2019 - 03:15 PM

I think it is a pretty well thought out, practical design.  I'd want something like it.


I prefer novel designs like the Falcon or Slave 1.

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Posted 12 December 2019 - 04:15 PM

Speaking of which - I've been marathon-watching Rebels for about a week now, after having only seen 4-5 episodes in the past. 

It's such an uneven show.

Yeah, I love Rebels but that's probably a fair assessment.
 

I can't connect or care about Sabine or Hera at all


or maybe you should see a doctor and take that test where they check whether you're a crazy monster


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Posted 12 December 2019 - 05:21 PM

 

I think it is a pretty well thought out, practical design.  I'd want something like it.


I prefer novel designs like the Falcon or Slave 1.

 

...scrolling past that I skimmed that at "Steve 1" :doh


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Posted 12 December 2019 - 06:26 PM

Speaking of which - I've been marathon-watching Rebels for about a week now, after having only seen 4-5 episodes in the past. It's such an uneven show.


Yeah, I love Rebels but that's probably a fair assessment.
 

I can't connect or care about Sabine or Hera at all


or maybe you should see a doctor and take that test where they check whether you're a crazy monster

Those 2 are by far the least interesting and engaging. I think even most of the secondary characters outshine them.
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Posted 12 December 2019 - 06:38 PM

I saw the first episode of Rebels when it was new and then never saw any more until Disney+ started.  I've seen most of season 1 now.  But I largely kept up on what was going on in the big frame of the show.  And I had Sabine minings because her hair is fascinating.



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Posted 12 December 2019 - 07:34 PM

I found Sabine more interesting as time went on. I always liked Hera too. Ironically I found the other three less interesting.

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Posted 12 December 2019 - 08:26 PM

Sabine was one of my favourites from the beginning, though I'd struggle to articulate why. Really it's all about Kanan. I never found Zeb particularly interesting, and Ezra doesn't really have much value beyond Ostensible Primary Protagonist. Kallus is great. Ahsoka obviously is super cool, not that I really know her from anywhere else.

 

That said, I love the show and all the characters. It's probably the branch of the property that I connect with the most (although, give me Ewoks cartoon on blu-ray).


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Posted 13 December 2019 - 09:06 AM

Sabine really grew on me as the show progressed.  She getting her own arcs really helped fleshed her out and made her a lot more interesting.  By the end of the show she was one of my favourites.

 

I found Hera likable, and she is pretty much the stable rock everyone else is based around.  The show needed a character like her to center everyone else.  Also, it was really nice seeing a female Twilik have such a major role in the show.



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