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@  Maximus Ambus : (21 September 2019 - 02:09 PM)

To ashes we transform.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 September 2019 - 09:14 AM)

They aren't all cranky... sure, it's hard to find one in a good mood, but still.

@  unluckiness : (21 September 2019 - 09:12 AM)

Cranky geese is a hell of a tautology

@  wonko the sane? : (21 September 2019 - 09:07 AM)

... that's like the third flock of geese this morning. Do those cranky bitches know something I should know?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 September 2019 - 06:26 AM)

Isn't there a thread for that?

@  Nevermore : (21 September 2019 - 05:41 AM)

I took a few hours off from work so I could attend. Actually met two coworkers there.

@  Nevermore : (21 September 2019 - 05:41 AM)

Anyone else here who participated in a climate change rally yesterday?

@  Nevermore : (20 September 2019 - 06:46 PM)

In case anyone's wondering.

@  Nevermore : (20 September 2019 - 06:46 PM)

Also, she pronounces her own name "Zuh-see".

@  TM2-Megatron : (20 September 2019 - 03:04 PM)

I think I'd read a while back she was born in Berlin

@  TM2-Megatron : (20 September 2019 - 03:04 PM)

I thought Zazie Beetz was really fantastic in Deadpool 2. Really looking forward to seeing her in Joker.

@  Liege : (20 September 2019 - 12:05 PM)

Any sightings of Ratchet at U.S. Walgreens yet? A couple of stores around me have recently restocked their toy aisles but no Ratchets yet at those ones.

@  Nevermore : (20 September 2019 - 03:54 AM)

You don't even hear a hint of an accent, and she only very rarely chooses some odd wording where she probably wasn't familiar with the more appropriate alternative due to its relative obscurity.

@  Nevermore : (20 September 2019 - 03:41 AM)

Just watched what's possibly the most relaxed interview ever of a German Youtuber interviewing Zazie while walking around Berlin. Turns out she was born in Berlin and spent quite some time in Germany.

@  Nevermore : (20 September 2019 - 03:39 AM)

Actors and actresses I had no idea speak fluent German, part 4.231: Zazie Beetz from Deadpool 2.

@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 02:14 PM)

It's too bad it's like this because some of what they're doing with tiny cars is pretty cool, but I'm not willing to sign up for that f-ing hassle.

@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 02:13 PM)

At this point I'm trying to decide how much of a markup I'm willing to pay some scalper scum or if I should just say to hell with it.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (18 September 2019 - 02:11 PM)

That is pretty much the constant story with Hot Wheels. Anything you might actually want has most likely been picked clean and marked up.

@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 02:02 PM)

I've been watching some Youtube Hot Wheels videos out of boredom and discovered there exists a new car that just came out maybe a month ago that looks just like one I had when I was little, and I've been looking around hoping to get it. Slim picking everywhere, but online there are a slew of sellers asking for 3 and 4x the retail price, plus a hefty shipping markup.

@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 01:59 PM)

Oh, that explains the problem I've encountered with finding one little car

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 September 2019 - 01:31 PM)

Oh boy. I work at Target, and literally every single morning, there are two or three guys outside who make a beeline straight to the Hot Wheels.

@  Steevy Maximus : (18 September 2019 - 01:00 PM)

Hot Wheels

@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 12:25 PM)

Which collecting community has the worst scalpers?

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 September 2019 - 09:55 PM)

I've never read the source material and don't know much about it, but I enjoyed the first film quite a bit, and found the second alright

@  Sabrblade : (17 September 2019 - 09:49 PM)

The first movie was definitely not for me. I flat out hated it. Didn't even bother with the sequel.

@  Maruten : (17 September 2019 - 05:02 PM)

I liked the first movie a lot and enjoyed the original volume of the book, and the way they were developed in parallel was really interesting. It all got super extra unpleasant as soon as they went back though. I don't remember really whether the initial sequels are "good" or not, but either way both the second movie and the second run of the book quickly demonstrated that the property sure wasn't for me.

@  Paladin : (17 September 2019 - 04:45 PM)

i have a real hard time offering praise of anything connected to an utter shitstain like Mark Millar.

@  Rycochet : (17 September 2019 - 01:23 PM)

Kick Ass 2 was okay for what it was, a sequel to a film that was okay, just okay. It had a good performance from Nic Cage while the sequel had Jim Carrey who decided he didn't want to promote it after one of america's regularly scheduled massacres.

@  Benbot : (17 September 2019 - 12:20 PM)

Was Kick Ass 2 really that bad? I never got around to seeing it, but after watching the first movie again the other day, I'm thinking about it.

@  wonko the sane? : (13 September 2019 - 01:54 PM)

Why do you feel a need to label yourself for doing something harmless?

@  Telly : (13 September 2019 - 11:10 AM)

thats more than i look at on reddit

@  Benbot : (13 September 2019 - 10:49 AM)

am I a basic bitch for only browsing the front page of Reddit?

@  Shrug : (12 September 2019 - 12:26 PM)

I managed to find about 2/3s of my goal Sega Genesis collection before the last price bump

@  Anonymous X : (12 September 2019 - 11:11 AM)

So relieved that I picked up most of my NTSC GameCube collection in 2010/11 before prices on the secondary market went bezerk...

@  unluckiness : (12 September 2019 - 12:54 AM)

I have fond memories of it since it was the last console Mario Kart that didn't have the ridiculous pre-race cart assembly

@  TM2-Megatron : (11 September 2019 - 10:26 PM)

Like many Gamecube games, underrated

@  unluckiness : (11 September 2019 - 09:24 AM)

Double Dash is great. Just watch out for blue shells

@  Bass X0 : (11 September 2019 - 07:43 AM)

I used a double dash on my mobile. The chat didn’t like it.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 September 2019 - 04:17 AM)

The mobile version of the site chokes on certain characters, I think.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 September 2019 - 04:10 AM)

what's with that punctuation anyway

@  Nevermore : (11 September 2019 - 03:20 AM)

Now where did that come from, Bass X0?

@  Bass X0 : (11 September 2019 - 01:52 AM)

Politics and Religion — tools of foul play!

@  TM2-Megatron : (10 September 2019 - 11:10 PM)

If you owe, you're expected to actually pay it at the time you file, before they even process your return

@  TM2-Megatron : (10 September 2019 - 11:10 PM)

If you file electronically, I find you usually get your refund within a couple weeks

@  Nevermore : (10 September 2019 - 06:22 PM)

Well, lucky it took less than two months for me. For a little over 200 Euros.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 September 2019 - 06:11 PM)

Pretty much, yeah. Canada revenue will be all up your ass if you earn less than 200K and owe tax, but your refund is basically "duke nukem forever".

@  Nevermore : (10 September 2019 - 05:34 PM)

Whereas if you overpaid and they have to refund you, they will take their sweet time to let you know.

@  Nevermore : (10 September 2019 - 05:34 PM)

Like, here in Germany, if the tax authority responds to your tax report quickly, you can rest assured they want more money.

@  Nevermore : (10 September 2019 - 05:33 PM)

Do tax authorities in other countries base their time to respond to filed tax reports on whether they owe or are owed as well?

@  wonko the sane? : (10 September 2019 - 11:13 AM)

Check what the requirements are for your cad program, and try to beat them by about 20%, and understand that software requirements have been stable for a few years: not really keeping up with the advancements in hardware. Unless you're doing something SPECIFIC which requires ludicrous amounts of power, just give your self a cushion on hardware and don't bother going whole hog.


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#1 Guardian Prime

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Posted 08 August 2018 - 09:22 PM

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THE EARLY EDITION!

Because, Crikey, Australia Gets It First!

1 week before the US!

................................................

 

We've got another ep coming slightly early!

And it'll be a Rarity/Dash combo.

What's going to happen with these two?

Will RD be dressing in style?

 

The Australian airing will be on Boomerang,

Saturday, August 11th, (Friday, 10th for US)

at 8:25 a.m. AEST

or

Check the Pony Countdown Clock,

for airing times in your local timezone,

if you want to try and locate a stream,

for people outside of Australia.

 

For those wanting to wait until the US airing,

The new episode will be on Saturday, August 18th

at 11:30 a.m. EST / 8:30 a.m. PST

..........................................................

 

SYNOPSIS!

 

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THE END IN FRIEND:

 

Rarity and Rainbow Dash begin to question why they are friends

when they can't find anything they both like to do together.

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Posted 09 August 2018 - 10:55 AM

...I honestly don't know what to expect from this episode, though I fear it won't stick out either way.


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Posted 09 August 2018 - 01:08 PM

I'm interested enough because 'Trixie' but yeah, not expecting too much.

 

Wait, my mind blanked. That's not this episode.

 

Okay yeah I don't know what to think for this one.

 

Honestly it just makes me wish the 'Let's Switch Bodies' fan animation happened in this.

 

Seeing Rarity and Rainbow Dash swapped would be a lot of fun.


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Posted 09 August 2018 - 03:35 PM


 

Seeing Rarity and Rainbow Dash swapped would be a lot of fun.

 

Well half of that you can see just by watching G3 :p


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Posted 09 August 2018 - 07:57 PM

*gasp* Speak not it's name!

 

...I kid, I kid...


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Posted 09 August 2018 - 07:59 PM

Raredash shippers are getting twitchy 



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Posted 10 August 2018 - 07:21 AM

Cause the shipping community is a calm and rational lot to begin with... :p


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Posted 10 August 2018 - 11:03 PM

Well, this one actually ended up being much more entertaining than I expected. Probably the best script G. M. Berrow's delivered for the show yet.


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Posted 12 August 2018 - 09:04 PM

It was okay. But honestly, sometimes it feels like when it comes to delivering the moral of the story, there were "Dear Princess Celestia" segments with more subtlety.
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Posted 18 August 2018 - 11:41 AM

Oh, it's a Berrow script.  That explains a LOT.

 

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Posted 18 August 2018 - 12:14 PM

 

Dvandom Today at 11:27 AM
Morning
Scavenger Today at 11:29 AM
yawn
FnuAw Today at 11:30 AM
Morning.
Dvandom Today at 11:31 AM
Erratically scheduled. Enunciation is importance.
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Now kiss.
Is anyone watching it on TV or watching it commercial free?
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On TV.
FnuAw Today at 11:34 AM
Just wanna know if we're synchronized.
Dvandom Today at 11:36 AM
Today's episode: Twilight spends the day trolling Rarity and Dash.
Scavenger Today at 11:38 AM
have they used "horse" before?
Dvandom Today at 11:38 AM
Gemstones grow like mushrooms....
Pretty fragile gems. They wouldn't last five seconds on Homeworld.
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or, like, in a cave
Dvandom Today at 11:43 AM
Maybe they weren't ripe yet.
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Well, gems in this world always seemed to be kinda worthless.
Dvandom Today at 11:46 AM
Rarity has the pronounciation of Caballeron right.
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Rose is just sitting there smiling to no one.
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Rarity smells a rat.
Getting a pretty age-inappropriate ad for Suits here.
(The USA series)
Spikeprints?
Blinky!
Hungover frog.
I suspect all the students are involved in this, and the frog is Ocelus.
Great storage system.
"Let's toss all these super-dangerous magical items into a box together. Nothing bad could possibly happen."
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eh morpheus does the same thing
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I guess nothing else to say. Fairly contrived episode.
Later.
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it was fun

 

ZZZ

 

This is a season 1 episode trapped in a season 8 episode's body.

 

G.M. Berrow isn't a terrible writer. She just arrived a few seasons too late, and her episodes are stuck in their own separate bubble. Her writing is skewed noticeably younger, and the rest of the show has grown up too much for her to hide it.

 

This episode just does not belong in the same show as episodes like The Hearth's Warming Club.

 

 

That said, this was decent by her standards, though I don't think her script had much to do with it. I think it's the storyboards that lifted this one. There's constantly stuff to look at here. RD's mannerisms are entertaining as ever.


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Posted 18 August 2018 - 01:18 PM

Berrow writes down to the audience...not in an obvious way, but in the sense that the plot twists are always very shallow and straightforward.  For instance, note where I speculate that all the students are in on the fake theft.  If I'd known this was a Berrow episode, I wouldn't have made that statement, because the most obvious and simple solution ("That's Spike's footprint, he's 100% behind leaving the trail for them to follow") would have clearly been the right one.  A more complicated solution, such as the students working together to craft elements of the fake theft so that they could see things develop as they happened rather than just seeing the end product?  Not in Berrow's wheelhouse.

 

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Posted 18 August 2018 - 01:54 PM

ZZZ

 

This is a season 1 episode trapped in a season 8 episode's body.

 


 

 

I'd rather have a 'Season 1' episode like this where its at least a bit fun then a 'Season 1' episode like 'Non-Compete Clause'. This one at least makes sense to me, a group of friends that always hang out, and eventually you realize you might only be hanging out with some of them because of the group. It still could have been handled better, but the concept works pretty easily and much better 'AJ and Dash are super competitive over something' a plot they've mostly gotten past long before the episode.


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Posted 19 August 2018 - 05:12 PM

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Posted 20 August 2018 - 11:15 AM

I'd rather have a 'Season 1' episode like this where its at least a bit fun then a 'Season 1' episode like 'Non-Compete Clause'.


That's fair. This one was more fun than that. I wasn't begging this one to end. Rarity and RD's interactions are inherently appealing, and the glitter was a surprise visual running gag.

But, there was a weird immaturity to the characters here, and it's especially jarring with Rarity who's normally one of the more grown up characters.

And you can't make an episode driven this much by Rainbow Dash not being able to stand Rarity's activities when you know and Rarity knows it's not true.

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Posted 20 August 2018 - 08:44 PM

Eh, not bad. The animations and expressions saved it, but otherwise pretty blah. I mean, they did touch on a rather large point for the group, but I don't think it was handled very well.
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Posted 10 September 2018 - 11:46 PM

Saw it.  I was expecting to hate it cuz Dash but I enjoyed it a LOT.  But when it came to the books part.

 

I was AGHAST when Dash didn't read Shadow Spade.  Then, ugh, Rarity didn't either!  That part rang true.  You beg other folks to read the stuff you're into and... sometimes they don't (jerks).  Kidding.  But still, that was great.

 

When the theft happened, I didn't catch on that it was faked out because of the last episode with Flim and Flam and the missing book.  I thought this was a continuation and this time, someone actually stole something important (so Amulet of Aurora because Aurora Borealis which controls the tides?).  When Dash and Rarity started working together, I loved it.  Even more still that it was Dash who appreciated Rarity first by calling the raft awesome.  (though honestly, Rarity would have made a much more stylish boat, don't say she won't haha).  They were doing great work, though I actually would have liked Dash to do more Daring Do stuff.  Other than flying Rarity, it was Rarity who built everything.

 

(though how in the world did Dash suddenly make a cute cloud like that?  that was fun).

 

I would have liked this tons better if the theft was real and it was a lead in to the arc mystery, if there is.  But I surprisingly enjoyed the interaction.  Did think it was good to do the pairings. 

 

I'm not going to go through each on but let's go for just Rarity.

Rarity-Twilight at the Friendship University

Rarity-Dash is here

Rarity- Fluttershy the modeling gig and most frequent pairing

Rarity- Applejack in season 1 slumber party

 

Rarity-Pinkie Pie...   Where did that happen?!?  I just recall "Rarity catch me!" and they ended up on the railroad going home taking a long time in the Applejack not-lies about not winning the rodeo thing episode.


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Posted 11 September 2018 - 07:21 AM

Rarity- Pinkie Pie was the episode where they had to find a gift for Maud in Manehatten.


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Posted 11 September 2018 - 07:26 AM

And their map episode.


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Posted 11 September 2018 - 11:56 AM

... ok, I remember the gift for Maud... But... Wow, I don't remember their cutie map episode! Wasn't it, um, Rarity with Applejack when they helped pony's at the play in the park?

(Twilight was with Fluttershy for the Hoofs and McColts. Can't remember what Dash did, if with Applejack. My memory!)

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