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@  TheMightyMol... : (12 November 2019 - 02:14 PM)

I don't. They're a pain in the ass to repair.

@  Benbot : (12 November 2019 - 12:48 PM)

I wish car companies would bring back flip up headlights

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 November 2019 - 09:07 AM)

Wear a hazmat suit. It's Walmart, they're used to weird.

@  wonko the sane? : (12 November 2019 - 07:54 AM)

2 inches of snow on the side of the house, 2 feet of snow on the deck. I hate this winter already.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (11 November 2019 - 11:33 PM)

But that requires actually going IN walmart. ;P

@  Liege : (11 November 2019 - 11:22 PM)

Pro tip for anyone hunting the for the Walmart 35th exclusives: try the seasonal aisles rather than the toy section. I found the display with all the exclusives and a bunch of the reflector wave practically untouched amongst those novelty arcade machines and a bunch of frozen merch.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (11 November 2019 - 09:45 PM)

Although that does spark an idea for me. In a new continuity, Censere the Necrobot could be the herald Cityspeaker for Quintessa the Necrotitan just to play on their monikers utilizing Greek for dead, nekrós.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (11 November 2019 - 09:26 PM)

I hate to burst your bubble, Maximus Ambus, but 90% of things said in IDW turned out to be amnesiac half-rememberings courtesy of Adaptus or outright lies courtesy of Shockwave.

@  Jenny : (11 November 2019 - 08:54 AM)

The toy's designed to look like Wipe-Out, anyway.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 November 2019 - 08:14 AM)

Didn't they try to retcon that into a figure of speech because that connection went against everybody else's long-term plans?

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 November 2019 - 03:53 AM)

There's still some connection given Trypticon was created by Mortilus.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 November 2019 - 12:12 AM)

Yeah that toy doesn't exactly look like Necrobot.

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 08:24 PM)

But.... it's just "Necro" not "Necrobot".

@  TheMightyMol... : (10 November 2019 - 05:10 PM)

But why does the God of Death need a giant space kaiju? Wait, never mind, answered my own question.

@  Maximus Ambus : (10 November 2019 - 02:15 PM)

Yowza I just realised Titans Trypticon comes with Necro AKA Censere AKA Mortilus.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:15 PM)

I... think the best equivalent would actually be the British "There is room for improvement".

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:15 PM)

There's always a sense of irony to it, but what the ratio between irony (you really failed) and straightworwardness (at least you achieved something) is depends on the situation and the speaker.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:12 PM)

The meaning can be both literal (you succeed on one level but fail on another), or it can be utterly ironic (you fail in every regard but the most technical; or even worse, "you really gave your best"), and anything in between.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:10 PM)

For example: A singer can hit the notes really well, but clearly isn't a native speaker and what little of the lyrics you can make out sounds nothing like what it's supposed to be.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 November 2019 - 01:06 PM)

The premise seems to be the mixing of technical and aesthetic technical qualities towards the overall success.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 November 2019 - 01:05 PM)

But both "hollow victory" and pyrrhic victory" are referring to having lost as much as you've gained. IE; a battle was won but both armies were destroyed. The town being seiged is victorious, but all the soldiers are still dead. Nevermore's concept is more "You did it, but it's so ugly we don't know if you actually succeeded".

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 11:35 AM)

Alternately, one could probably also call it a "hollow victory".

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 11:35 AM)

Example: In the Powerpuff Girls episode "Uh Oh Dynamo", the monster-of-the-day was a really tough, giant-size one that required the use of a really destructive mech to defeat it. While the monster was ultimately beaten, the city of Townsville was utterly trashed by the mech's weapons in the process. So, while the city was saved from the monster, it was harmed even worse by the mech that saved it, making the victory bittersweet.

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 11:32 AM)

@Nevermore, sounds to me like what one might call a "bittersweet victory". The goal was met, but at great cost or by disastrous result that call into question if the achieved goal could even be called a success.

@  Arvegtor : (10 November 2019 - 09:40 AM)

Seems to be close enough to "Pyrrhic victory"

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 November 2019 - 09:37 AM)

What do you get from putting the German term through a translator?

@  wonko the sane? : (10 November 2019 - 08:57 AM)

That is a ridiculously interesting concept. But I don't think english has a singular term for what you're describing.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 08:28 AM)

Is there an English equivalent for what we Germans call "deductions in the B rating"? Context: Someone did something and suceeded on a technical level (as in, achieved the intended goal), but failed to some degree in the details, i.e. there was some collateral damage, or while a technical success, the end result is an aestetic failure. It can be used highly ironically, as in "barely achieved the intended goal, but failed so much in every aspect that's not purely technical that it might as well be considered an utter failure altogether." The German term is derived from the old judging syste in figure skating, which gave separate ratings for "technical merit" and "presentation", with the latter being the origin of the German term.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (10 November 2019 - 02:32 AM)

Huh. I did not know before today that "medieval" had an alternate spelling "mediaeval". Like "paleontology" and "palaeontology".

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 November 2019 - 04:15 PM)

'Beast Wars in underrated' the comment went. I exploded.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (09 November 2019 - 02:19 PM)

Absolutely.

@  wonko the sane? : (09 November 2019 - 02:14 PM)

So... you can look like a cop from the 70's AND a huge nerd at the same time?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (09 November 2019 - 02:09 PM)

I feel like the best way to carry the Switch would be an under-arm torso holster.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (09 November 2019 - 12:31 PM)

It's not. hell. If the 3DS zelda case just stretched a LITTLE more it would fit.

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 November 2019 - 03:38 AM)

I feel like the Switch Lite is a bit big to have hanging on your belt like that, but I don't take my Switch out with me often anyway.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (09 November 2019 - 01:13 AM)

I must be the only one who wants a switch lite case with a belt loop. o.O

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 November 2019 - 03:03 PM)

I'm gonna have "Chainsaw Buffet" and "Candy For the Cannibal" by Lordi playing in my head all night.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 November 2019 - 12:36 PM)

Trick or treaters can only consent to cannibalism in Germania.

@  Sabrblade : (07 November 2019 - 12:12 PM)

Hey, if the trick or treaters can't take some loving insults, that's their problem.

@  Arazyr : (07 November 2019 - 11:39 AM)

Just make sure to put the leftovers in the fridge, so they don't get spoiled.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 November 2019 - 11:10 AM)

I love children... but I can never eat a whole one.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 November 2019 - 09:52 AM)

I can neither confirm nor deny this allegation.

@  Paladin : (07 November 2019 - 09:46 AM)

...you don't roast the trick or treaters, do you....

@  wonko the sane? : (07 November 2019 - 09:38 AM)

A cold beer, a warm fire, some smores and trick or treaters... Man, you got this life thing down.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 November 2019 - 09:37 AM)

That actually sounds pretty awesome.

@  MEDdMI : (07 November 2019 - 08:59 AM)

we'll move to the open garage if it's raining

@  MEDdMI : (07 November 2019 - 08:58 AM)

every Halloween since we got a house, TMM and I chill in the driveway with a fire bowl and roast things while handing out candy. It's pretty great.

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 November 2019 - 03:42 AM)

Peter Cullen voiced King Kong let that sink in.

@  TM2-Megatron : (06 November 2019 - 11:42 PM)

I've noticed that after a year or two, though, people with children will start getting into it for their kids

@  TM2-Megatron : (06 November 2019 - 11:41 PM)

I think a lot of the decline you see in Halloween is due to newcomers to Canada who don't really get it... I mean,there are only a handful of countries in the world that practice this particular oddity


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#1 SHIELD Agent 47

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Posted 29 August 2018 - 02:13 PM

Splitting from The Last Jedi discussion into its own thread.

 

Relevant details thus far:

  • Rey, Finn, Poe, Rose, and Kylo Ren are all obviously returning
  • Mark Hamill is returning as Luke Skywalker
  • Carrie Fisher will posthumously appear as Leia Organa via repurposed unused footage from The Last Jedi
  • Billy Dee Williams will return as Lando Calrissian
  • Dominic Monaghan of The Lord of the Rings fame will appear, role yet to be specified
  • Matt Smith of Doctor Who fame will appear, role yet to be specified
  • J.J. Abrams is directing
  • J.J. Abrams and Chris Terrio are writing
  • Filming began in London on 1 August 2018 and is expected to be finished in February 2019
  • Currently scheduled for release 20 December 2019

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#2 ChessPieceFace

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Posted 29 August 2018 - 02:41 PM

I could easily look this up myself, but since you've positioned the first post as a quick digest of "what we know so far," I'll just ask: who wrote and directed this one?



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Posted 29 August 2018 - 02:52 PM

I could easily look this up myself, but since you've positioned the first post as a quick digest of "what we know so far," I'll just ask: who wrote and directed this one?

 

J.J. Abrams and Chris Terrio are writing while Abrams himself is directing. At least that's the latest scoop.

 

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Posted 29 August 2018 - 03:44 PM


There have also been a few "Finn and Poe on a planet" pics leaked from filming that I won't describe but give a bit of a look at their costumes and at least one location.

-ZacWilliam, I'm super looking forward to this, after all the surprise and awesomeness of Last Jedi I'm super interested to see where things go and how they climax.
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Posted 29 August 2018 - 04:52 PM

  • Carrie Fisher will posthumously appear as Leia Organa via repurposed unused footage from The Last Jedi

 

Minor clarification. Original announcement said footage from TFA, but apparently later stories have stated they'll be using unseen footage from both TFA and TLJ.



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Posted 29 August 2018 - 05:13 PM

i REALLY hope they don't backtrack on everything from "The Last Jedi" in a desperate attempt to placate Internet dipshits. 


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Posted 29 August 2018 - 08:29 PM

The First Order will debut their latest superweapon; a giant cube.



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Posted 29 August 2018 - 09:01 PM

i REALLY hope they don't backtrack on everything from "The Last Jedi" in a desperate attempt to placate Internet dipshits. 

I REALLY hope they do.  Recon the whole thing if they have to.  I'm not a dipshit and I despise that movie.



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Posted 29 August 2018 - 09:03 PM

VII = Mystery Boxes!

VIII = Subversion!

IX = ???

I really hope it can't be summed up like that, but we'll see...

 

 

So how many Doctors is this now? 4 was the Bendu, 10 that Jedi robot, now 11 is something or other (probably nothing as visually wild as the other two), am I missing any?

(I guess this question extends to "major cast members of Doctor Who", too)



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Posted 30 August 2018 - 04:17 AM

VII = Mystery Boxes!

VIII = Subversion!

IX = ???

I really hope it can't be summed up like that, but we'll see...

 

 

So how many Doctors is this now? 4 was the Bendu, 10 that Jedi robot, now 11 is something or other (probably nothing as visually wild as the other two), am I missing any?

(I guess this question extends to "major cast members of Doctor Who", too)

 

IX will be more mystery boxes.



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Posted 30 August 2018 - 05:56 AM

i REALLY hope they don't backtrack on everything from "The Last Jedi" in a desperate attempt to placate Internet dipshits. 

 

While not everyone who has issues with TLJ are dipshits (Some folks have legitimate complaints with the movie and the narrative direction), I find myself agreeing. TLJ threw us into the great, galactic unknown after decades of by-the-numbers Star Wars stories. It's refreshing being in a place where you don't know generally where the story is going to go. The last time Star Wars, specifically the visual media, was in such a place was 1983.



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Posted 30 August 2018 - 05:57 AM

So how many Doctors is this now? 4 was the Bendu, 10 that Jedi robot, now 11 is something or other (probably nothing as visually wild as the other two), am I missing any?
(I guess this question extends to "major cast members of Doctor Who", too)


Does Peter Cushing count?

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Posted 30 August 2018 - 05:59 AM

Peter Cushing counts on the basis that the security guard companion from his second movie went on to be Donna Noble's grandpa.


Edited by Rust, 30 August 2018 - 06:00 AM.


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Posted 30 August 2018 - 03:41 PM

Its so far away!  get here faster.



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Posted 30 August 2018 - 03:50 PM

 

So how many Doctors is this now? 4 was the Bendu, 10 that Jedi robot, now 11 is something or other (probably nothing as visually wild as the other two), am I missing any?
(I guess this question extends to "major cast members of Doctor Who", too)


Does Peter Cushing count?

 

 

*looks this up*

Oh hey, that's kinda neat.



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Posted 30 August 2018 - 03:55 PM

Last I looked the films are both uploaded on YouTube if interested.

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Posted 22 September 2018 - 10:40 PM

The First Order will debut their latest superweapon; a giant cube.

 

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Posted 04 April 2019 - 10:48 AM

Is it reasonable to assume that the final title and teaser trailer will be released at Celebration 2019 a week from now?


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Posted 04 April 2019 - 10:52 AM

or possibly a MONTH from now on Star Wars Day...


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Posted 04 April 2019 - 10:55 AM

The First Order will debut their latest superweapon; a giant cube.

 
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Got one of those for prequel haters?



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