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@  MEDdMI : (22 May 2019 - 10:42 PM)

Wait. Slivers were bishies???

@  unluckiness : (22 May 2019 - 10:40 PM)

Not necessarily. It's possible they're stuck in "yaoi anatomy"

@  Ashley : (22 May 2019 - 10:35 PM)

I think Slivers in MTG have crossed the bishonen line and looped back around to monstrous

@  wonko the sane? : (22 May 2019 - 09:48 PM)

Maxi, provigo, loblaws.

@  RichardT1977 : (22 May 2019 - 09:42 PM)

Which store brand is it?

@  wonko the sane? : (22 May 2019 - 05:52 PM)

I need to buy more "no name" foods. This pizza is freaking awesome.

@  Bass X0 : (20 May 2019 - 11:16 AM)

SEND THE BOOKS!!

@  Cybersnark : (20 May 2019 - 08:52 AM)

So, now that Game of Thrones is over, when can we get back to The Dragon Prince?

@  unluckiness : (20 May 2019 - 12:19 AM)

Like, half of them nowadays are montages of tweet screencaps from the writer's inbox

@  unluckiness : (20 May 2019 - 12:18 AM)

lol you expected integrity from internet news

@  fourteenwings : (19 May 2019 - 11:33 PM)

I'm mostly confused how news sites went from "Analysing all the amazingness of Game of Thrones" to "Fans sure don't like this season!", like... way to prioritize clicks over a solid editorial opinion

@  fourteenwings : (19 May 2019 - 11:30 PM)

[and there's a recurring setting of a "derelict industrial site"] is this like the Toei Quarry?

@  MEDdMI : (19 May 2019 - 11:17 PM)

@Foffy and then that giant lasagna just tipped over and killed everyone, to be later known as the infamous Bad Monday event.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 May 2019 - 10:59 PM)

Ahahaha!!! Go read the reactions for yourself. To say anything more here risks spoiling the finale for subscribing Allsparkers, the quality of this season notwithstanding.

@  Foffy : (19 May 2019 - 10:59 PM)

pretty wild how heathcliff was in the game of thrones finale, i was not expecting that crossover

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2019 - 10:48 PM)

were they still super pissed?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 May 2019 - 10:48 PM)

Well, as someone who is not into Game of Thrones, it sure was entertaining to open up social media this evening to unexpectedly see headlines about fan reactions to the finale. Lmao.

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:12 PM)

But it's also a SUPER-well known location in my region, so these extensive exterior shots without any post production alterations completely ruin the illusion for me.

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:11 PM)

I mean, I get why they did it: It's an existing location that fits the purpose, it's open for the public, and they had to shoot some scenes in my home state anyway to due a subsidizing deal.

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:09 PM)

Needless to say, it's not in Berlin, and even what's seen onscreen is waaaaay too modern for something that's supposed to exist in 1929 (even moreso as a derelict site in 1929). The structures seen haven't even been built until the 1960s!

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:07 PM)

I'm currently in the process of watching season 2 of Babylon Berlin, and there's a recurring setting of a "derelict industrial site" or whatever it's supposed to be on the show, and I easily recognize it as a place only a few minutes from where I live (it's actually a former ironworks site that's been turned into a public park).

@  Xellos : (19 May 2019 - 05:52 PM)

Ever since I went to Japan last year, I have friend who dread watching anime with me due to that...

@  Xellos : (19 May 2019 - 05:51 PM)

Not hugely, but I am the type to notice places once I have been there and say "Hey, I've been there!"

@  wonko the sane? : (19 May 2019 - 05:50 PM)

Half of new york city (on tape.) is actually montreal.

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2019 - 05:50 PM)

I watched Death Wish 5 last night and clearly recognized Toronto streets; didn't pull me out of Bronson's 1-man war on drugs or fashion or whatever it was that pissed him off that time

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2019 - 05:49 PM)

it's nice to finally be thought of as exotic by somebody! lol

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 05:48 PM)

In an "I cannot possibly make my brain ignore the location I'm familiar with and pretend it's whatever the story claims it is" way?

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 05:42 PM)

Question for those of you living in exotic locations such as the US or the UK: If you watch a movie or a TV show that features a real-life location as a stand-in for someplace else, and you recognize the real-life location due to having been there in person, does that pull you out of the story?

@  Xellos : (19 May 2019 - 05:15 PM)

Maybe you should have installed macOS in your house instead.

@  Noideaforaname : (19 May 2019 - 04:40 PM)

Nothing like coming home after a long day to find a bird in the house. And then once you sit down for a well-earned rest after leading the bird back outside, you find it had a friend. A friend who *really* doesn't understand how windows work...

@  PlutoniumBoss : (19 May 2019 - 01:26 PM)

Bingo. The big polls don't tell people what's actually happening because that doesn't sell.

@  fourteenwings : (19 May 2019 - 10:59 AM)

IIRC there are good polls but data is easily manipulated so they give people what they want to hear

@  wonko the sane? : (19 May 2019 - 10:58 AM)

The only way to get people interested in politics is to make into reality TV. So they lie to do it.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (19 May 2019 - 01:38 AM)

Yeah, polling these days is garbage.

@  Sean Whitmore : (18 May 2019 - 11:53 PM)

Well, he was an honest man. He wasn’t gonna lie to a 5-year-old.

@  Paladin : (18 May 2019 - 08:34 PM)

Grandfather once said to me, "I'm going upstairs and hug your grandma."

@  Sabrblade : (18 May 2019 - 07:08 PM)

Mama always said that you can tell a lot 'bout a person from 'is shoes...

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 May 2019 - 03:54 PM)

Life is like a box of chocolates. Stay out of the sun or melt into a pile of gross slop.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 May 2019 - 10:26 AM)

Greasy, disappointing and still managing to be over priced?

@  Lancer : (18 May 2019 - 10:22 AM)

... Yes, it is!

@  Noideaforaname : (18 May 2019 - 09:48 AM)

Life's a fillet of fish!

@  unluckiness : (18 May 2019 - 08:53 AM)

ow the edge

@  Paladin : (18 May 2019 - 07:03 AM)

a reminder that life is an unrepentant hellscape where everyone & everything you know will eventually betray you.

@  Pennpenn : (18 May 2019 - 06:45 AM)

You know, this election is what has finally broken me of any confidence at any point of pre-polling data. I mean, it's always been sketchy, but this is just... aaaargh!

@  Pennpenn : (18 May 2019 - 06:08 AM)

I was going to make an Auspol election thread in P&R, but the outcome so far has made me feel physically ill.

@  Gamma V : (18 May 2019 - 03:28 AM)

Haven't been here in a long time.

@  Pennpenn : (18 May 2019 - 03:16 AM)

I have heard that, it's rather disappointing. Ah, maybe they'll just leech each others stores of "awful racist vote" and not go anywhere.

@  Trpodeca : (17 May 2019 - 11:09 PM)

I voted. Boy there are a worrying amount of parties which sound like fascists.

@  Pennpenn : (17 May 2019 - 06:55 PM)

For those in Australia, it is a federal election today. Go Vote! It's Mandatory!

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 May 2019 - 04:19 PM)

Humor? I 'ardly know 'or!


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#21 Paladin

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Posted 20 January 2019 - 04:56 PM


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Posted 21 January 2019 - 08:24 PM

I fully expected to see a "Adultkid tries to buy porn for his alter ego" scene but I guess in this day and age boobies are a few mouse clicks away. Beer it is.

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Posted 04 March 2019 - 12:28 PM

This looks good and also kinda reminds me of "Hancock."

 


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#24 Cybersnark

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Posted 04 March 2019 - 01:05 PM

"I'm Batman."

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Posted 05 March 2019 - 11:00 AM

"I'm Batman."

"Get 'em, Batman!"


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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 05 March 2019 - 12:28 PM

My dad used to collect issues of Shazam! so I'll have to go check this out. The trailer actually looks pretty good, I don't remember Shazam acting like a kid in the comics but I didn't read a ton of them and it's not a big problem for me. 

 

It depends on which version of the character (traditionally called "Captain Marvel," which I mention mostly because of the supreme irony that the Marvel Comics character with that name, which has caused trademarking trouble for the Shazam/Captain Marvel character for decades, just happens to be getting a live-action movie for the first time ever at almost the exact same moment as Shazam). In the Fawcett era, the Captain Marvel personality was fairly distinct from that of Billy Batson. I can't really speak for the pre-Crisis DC version, but post-Crisis, Captain Marvel's personality really was just Billy's, and although Billy (as Marvel) tried not to act like a kid, it would still come through in various ways.



#27 Fero McPigletron

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Posted 08 March 2019 - 03:40 AM

I collected the one by Ordway and Krause in the 90s and the Captain is very respectful and decent. There were only a few times where he wasn't acting too good to be true. (Jealous of Freddie's athleticism and his family before Freddie was crippled and orphaned. Arm wrestled Superman just to see who was stronger).

The thing I recall from Billy was that he was POOR. Like, he attended parties to honor Captain Marvel just so that he could eat. He kept his boy reporter job to pay the bills during the day and moonlit as a dockworker in his stronger Captain form for more cash. He also had to stay under the radar so child services don't find out that he's living by himself. He had real civilian problems but weathered them like a champ.

I wasn't happy with Geoff Johns updating him into a mouthy, selfish kid of the 00's. I didn't read enough of it but he lost his invincible innocence in the effort to modernize his upbringing. (Like how Walk had a strip going with how Bruce probably watched the Pokemon movie if his parents got killed in the 90s instead of Zorro in the 50s or whichever).

I didn't read how Billy matured with sex awakening in Geoff's JSA (was he into Power Girl? Or Star Girl? Or Tornado the wind girl?) but that was pre 52, I think.

I'm cool with Levi so I'll see how it goes. Looks to be funny, even though we lost the Captain's squeaky clean image.

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#28 Paladin

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Posted 08 March 2019 - 09:46 AM

Warner apparently has enough confidence in this film to start holding critic screenings a month early.

 

and the initial reviews are pretty positive.

 

https://www.cbr.com/...rd-fun-delight/


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#29 RichardT1977

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 08:23 PM

Based on the action figure line, I'm thinking there's going to be at least one scene where Billy distributes the power among his siblings.



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Posted 14 March 2019 - 10:23 PM

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 10:28 AM

So since we pretty much can't use the Captain Marvel name anymore, what do we call Freddie? And can the rest even be called the Marvel Family anymore?


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Posted 15 March 2019 - 10:32 AM

Shazam of course.

 

Ironbite-it's what we've been calling 'em for a long time now.


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Posted 15 March 2019 - 11:47 AM

So since we pretty much can't use the Captain Marvel name anymore, what do we call Freddie? And can the rest even be called the Marvel Family anymore?


Shaz'm ;)
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Posted 15 March 2019 - 12:18 PM

And can the rest even be called the Marvel Family anymore?

 

The Shazamily! :p


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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 11:11 PM

The Whiz Kids!



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Posted 16 March 2019 - 09:55 AM

The Whiz Kids!

They'd need a Tandy Computer first. ;)


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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

#37 RichardT1977

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Posted 19 March 2019 - 08:54 PM

 

The Whiz Kids!

They'd need a Tandy Computer first. ;)

 

And just like Radio Shack's Whiz Kids, their computer would say "No" to drugs!



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Posted 23 March 2019 - 05:39 PM

Just got out of Shazam. It was tons of fun. Beat for beat an MCU movie. There's a teaser midcredit scene and a comedy postcredit stinger so stick around.
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Posted 23 March 2019 - 07:47 PM

I just saw it as well, and I liked it way more than the other Captain Marvel film.

Of course, I know next to nothing about the Captain Marvel/Shazam universe so having no preconceived notions definitely helped.

 

The film doesn't take itself too serious, which it shouldn't because even for a super hero property, the premise is pretty silly.  They managed to turn said silly premise into a really enjoyable 2+ hours.

 

Pros:

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Cons:

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Totally worth seeing, and this is coming from someone who has skipped every DCCU film since BvS (oh, and caught Justice League on a long flight and half-watched it).

 

I would describe it as DC's PG-13 Deadpool character.

 

EDIT:  Shit sorry - used "Spoilers" in the tag instead of "Spoiler."


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#40 Fero McPigletron

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Posted 24 March 2019 - 03:16 AM

Just got out of Shazam. It was tons of fun. Beat for beat an MCU movie. There's a teaser midcredit scene and a comedy postcredit stinger so stick around.


Beat for beat an MCU movie?

Like, more of Ragnarok or Guardians or Ant-Man? I'm only going to see it four days from now.

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