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@  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.

@  Benbot : (10 September 2019 - 10:16 AM)

What I'm currently using is an i5 2018 Surface Laptop. My current desktop is all but dead. I think in the end affordability will win out over specs. I need to use CAD programs, but I'm a student, not a professional.

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

Okay. Whats the specs on the I7 and what are you currently using?

@  Benbot : (10 September 2019 - 09:23 AM)

fun and games

@  wonko the sane? : (09 September 2019 - 04:43 PM)

Depends entirely on what you use the computer for.

@  Steevy Maximus : (09 September 2019 - 11:52 AM)

Probably not

@  Benbot : (09 September 2019 - 09:39 AM)

Do I need an i7 on my new computer?

@  Nevermore : (08 September 2019 - 12:08 PM)

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#41 Cybersnark

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Posted 14 February 2019 - 10:50 AM

Which means the spoilers will be everywhere by midnight tonight.

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Posted 15 February 2019 - 06:55 PM

Just finished watching season 2, not bad, the mirror mystery sort of get solved yet leaves another mystery. One moment, made me think of a quote from the Hobbit films, "That me lad, be a dragon!" Honestly, the character of Viren comes across more as someone who is paranoid as well as greedy, his kids, the son obviously didn't inheirt his father's mind and comes across more as a idiot, while the daughter, she obviously smarter than him, yet cares about her brother. Anyway, this season wasn't to bad thou I do feel there was the lack of consquences for Soren in the long term, in regards to his actions in a town, but that be spoiler if I go furier into detail, about the strangest part of this season, is the boat captain. It seems clear that dragons cannot talk, as humans would say hello to one another, so the baby dragon feelings are expressed through their facal expressions. The cliffhanger of the season was ok, I guess, nothing to really brag about, yet the adventure contuines!


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Posted 25 February 2019 - 12:24 AM

Finished season 2 tonight, nice.

 

There's basically three approaches to "power corrupts" in the characters so far.

 

1) I won't let it corrupt me, and I will reject tainted power. 

2) I won't let it corrupt me, I will find a way to use tainted power for good ends.

3) I tried playing by the rules, but hug it, gimme that sweet, sweet power.

 

Claudia and Soren sit on that knife edge of #2, both are inherently fairly nice people, but neither has a strong moral core either.  They're...normal people in that respect.  They don't have the moral fortitude to be the heroes, but neither are they so easily swayed to jump into evil.  They do bad things for reasons they think are good, and honestly regret it once they realize what they did.

 

As lunkheaded as he may be, Soren is still pretty complex in that regard.  He's the goon who asks the other goon, "Are we the bad guys?"

 

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Posted 25 February 2019 - 08:47 AM

Finished season 2 tonight, nice.

 

There's basically three approaches to "power corrupts" in the characters so far.

 

1) I won't let it corrupt me, and I will reject tainted power. 

2) I won't let it corrupt me, I will find a way to use tainted power for good ends.

3) I tried playing by the rules, but hug it, gimme that sweet, sweet power.

 

Claudia and Soren sit on that knife edge of #2, both are inherently fairly nice people, but neither has a strong moral core either.  They're...normal people in that respect.  They don't have the moral fortitude to be the heroes, but neither are they so easily swayed to jump into evil.  They do bad things for reasons they think are good, and honestly regret it once they realize what they did.

 

As lunkheaded as he may be, Soren is still pretty complex in that regard.  He's the goon who asks the other goon, "Are we the bad guys?"

 

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Yeah, this season did a lot to win me over with those two. Season 1 they just kinda feel like they're gonna be stock bad guys with Claudia maybe going all Azula. She still could for very different reasons now, but they really expanded on their characters in Season 2 to show they arent bad people and kinda really do want the best for our heroes while also still just wanting to please daddy.


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Posted 01 March 2019 - 10:52 AM

As someone pointed out elsewhere; we've seen Human Rayla, now (next season) it'll be time for Elf Callum.

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Posted 08 April 2019 - 10:11 PM

Finally got around to the latest episodes. Really liked them, but they went by quick. I like that despite being airheads, that Claudia and Soren are complex characters.

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Posted 08 April 2019 - 10:49 PM

Finally got around to the latest episodes. Really liked them, but they went by quick. I like that despite being airheads, that Claudia and Soren are complex characters.

 

That moment where he confessed to Claudia the nature of his secret objective given to him by their father was powerful.


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Posted 09 April 2019 - 06:44 AM

 

Finally got around to the latest episodes. Really liked them, but they went by quick. I like that despite being airheads, that Claudia and Soren are complex characters.

 

That moment where he confessed to Claudia the nature of his secret objective given to him by their father was powerful.

 

Agreed.  Shows that he knew what he was doing was wrong, but wants to please his father above all else.


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Posted 09 April 2019 - 09:00 AM

 

 

Finally got around to the latest episodes. Really liked them, but they went by quick. I like that despite being airheads, that Claudia and Soren are complex characters.

 

That moment where he confessed to Claudia the nature of his secret objective given to him by their father was powerful.

 

Agreed.  Shows that he knew what he was doing was wrong, but wants to please his father above all else.

 

And shook Claudia out of her comfort zone in regards to how she'd felt about their father.


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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 12 April 2019 - 02:42 AM

Haven't seen the new season but saw this pic and I really don't remember this love amongst dragons book in Avatar.

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Posted 12 April 2019 - 07:37 AM

In TLA, "Love Amongst the Dragons" was a play, not a book.  https://avatar.fando...gst_the_Dragons

 

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Posted 20 July 2019 - 05:27 PM

Any news on when the next batch of episodes comes out?


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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 21 July 2019 - 12:36 AM

Nope, they didn't mention a release date. They talked about the shows future plans (apparently its planed to run for seven seasons), then they talked about spin off book (graphic novels,a guidebook,,etc), a prequel story but their not sure if it'll be a film, or a comic, or a book at this stage, and went over the in-universe timeline.

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Posted 21 July 2019 - 08:34 AM

Man, this show's practically still in its beginning stages and already are they planning to make it three times as big as Avatar the Last Airbender was.


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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 21 July 2019 - 08:42 AM

Man, this show's practically still in its beginning stages and already are they planning to make it three times as big as Avatar the Last Airbender was.

 

Well they got their sights on a larger picture but the real question is are they going to be to busy setup a larger world at the expence of the current storyline and characters?


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Posted 22 July 2019 - 12:36 PM

Man, this show's practically still in its beginning stages and already are they planning to make it three times as big as Avatar the Last Airbender was.

 

Each season in TDP has been 9 episodes, compared to 20 in ATLA. They may be planning more seasons, but they're on pace to end up with virtually the same number of episodes and amount of screen time.

 

What I find interesting is that they seem to be setting up an ATLA-type arc, where Callum will learn to connect to each source, but it apparently won't be in lockstep with the names of the seasons. He learned to connect to the Sky in the Sky book, but he never learned any Moon magic in the Moon book. Now that he's had a breakthrough, maybe he'll double time it next season and learn to connect to both Moon and Sun.

 

I'm also curious about the rebranding that will apparently happen after seasons 3 and 5. Absent a toyline marketing push, I wonder why they wouldn't have the whole series just be called The Dragon Prince. Might the next season be setting up a big curveball that will change the trajectory of the series?





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