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@  Verno : (11 July 2020 - 11:20 PM)

2021: :idea :rolleyes :p :D

@  -LittleAutob... : (11 July 2020 - 06:20 PM)

Perfection. :thumbsup

@  Patch : (11 July 2020 - 06:17 PM)

My plans:  :hmm  2020:  :)

@  -LittleAutob... : (11 July 2020 - 06:02 PM)

Our plans for 2020 were as amazing as Optimus Prime. But then 2020 came like Hot Rod.

@  -LittleAutob... : (11 July 2020 - 05:50 PM)

Indeed....

@  Bass X0 : (11 July 2020 - 05:40 PM)

"He who dies with the most toys wins."

@  Rycochet : (11 July 2020 - 01:11 PM)

Hey you, get moving, it's not too far, you're looking good so come as you are. Hey you, you never know what you'll see, when it's through that door with the 73.

@  Rycochet : (11 July 2020 - 01:10 PM)

Hey you, get ready, get on your feet. Get into gear and hit the street.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 July 2020 - 12:46 PM)

I recall number 73 (old british show) discussing the Transformers movie and had the presenters trying to transform a few figures, one argued his deflated beach ball was a Transformer too.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (11 July 2020 - 08:03 AM)

And he's a big ball, but he's not the biggest ball of them all. (That'll be Pulse Unicron.)

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 July 2020 - 07:37 AM)

Trypticon so scared my Primus figure he turned into a ball.

@  ▲ndrusi : (09 July 2020 - 09:56 PM)

King Nine, however, will not return.

@  Bass X0 : (09 July 2020 - 05:05 PM)

Bass_X0 will return after these messages ^^^

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 July 2020 - 03:37 PM)

WHATAMIFIGHTINGFOOOOOOOOARRGH

@  -LittleAutob... : (09 July 2020 - 02:06 PM)

Okay?

@  Otaku : (09 July 2020 - 07:47 AM)

@TheMightyMollusk Ah, but the series itself has pronounced "Bass" both ways. ;)  Oh, 90s English Capcom video game voice acting...

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 July 2020 - 03:14 AM)

Looking at my Titan Returns collection I can see they realised they didn't have to paint the Titan Masters after wave one, lazy bums.

@  Maruten : (08 July 2020 - 09:13 PM)

No, I'm going with "fish".

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 July 2020 - 04:19 PM)

He stated that it's in reference to the Mega Man character, so it follows the series' tradition of music names.

@  Cybersnark : (08 July 2020 - 03:59 PM)

The real question is if it's "bass" as in music or "bass" as in the fish.

@  Otaku : (08 July 2020 - 01:27 PM)

Well, at least now I know how to pronounce @Bass X0 's screen name. ^^'  Rather, I think I'd just forgotten.  In my defense, it really does look like an emoticon or maybe just "decoration", which is what a lot of folks add to their screen names online.  Usually because someone has the name they really want. XD

@  ▲ndrusi : (08 July 2020 - 01:27 PM)

Extremely unimpressed with your idea that someone making a negative observation you don't like means they "got triggered."

@  NotVeryKnightly : (08 July 2020 - 11:16 AM)

You know somebody asked "And this would be in relation to... what exactly?"

@  Bass X0 : (08 July 2020 - 11:15 AM)

Its because someone got triggered over my random musings instead of just ignoring them. If I read one of your comments that is of no relevance or interest to me, I don't feel the need to say so.

@  -LittleAutob... : (08 July 2020 - 10:56 AM)

All this over someone's username lol

@  ▲ndrusi : (08 July 2020 - 08:34 AM)

Bazro.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (08 July 2020 - 06:34 AM)

It could be Bass 10-0

@  Nevermore : (08 July 2020 - 06:11 AM)

How do you pronounce yourself? "Bass Ex-O" or "Bass Ex-Zero"?

@  Bass X0 : (08 July 2020 - 03:23 AM)

I did almost go with Vile Bass X0, because Vile is cool too.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (07 July 2020 - 08:34 PM)

Bossk Saw

@  ▲ndrusi : (07 July 2020 - 04:16 PM)

Bass XD

@  Bass X0 : (07 July 2020 - 03:43 PM)

And its not Bass XO, its Bass X0, as in Bass, X and Zero from the Mega Man series.

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 July 2020 - 02:33 PM)

@Trpodeca :( :(

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 July 2020 - 02:32 PM)

Thats what a gray rock is? Then I'm not one.

@  Trpodeca : (07 July 2020 - 02:12 PM)

Man I just learnt about what seemed like a really cool show, only to realize it was a dream and it dosen't really exist.

@  Bass X0 : (07 July 2020 - 01:02 PM)

Just something I read that I wanted to share. I heard "gray rock" mentioned in a video, so I looked it up and that was the definition.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 July 2020 - 12:20 PM)

It's a fancy way of saying "Ignore annoying people".

@  NotVeryKnightly : (07 July 2020 - 12:15 PM)

Bass XO has a habit of pasting random drivel here as if doing so were profound.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 July 2020 - 11:30 AM)

And this would be in relation to... what exactly?

@  Bass X0 : (07 July 2020 - 11:25 AM)

"One strategy for dealing with a narcissist or sociopath is to act like a "gray rock," meaning that you become uninteresting and unresponsive. You don't feed their needs for drama or attention. You don't show emotion, say anything interesting, or disclose any personal information"

@  Nevermore : (06 July 2020 - 07:23 PM)

Oh wow. Studio Series Offroad Bumblebee is awesome. His articulation is amazing.

@  -LittleAutob... : (06 July 2020 - 11:18 AM)

Oof-

@  Maximus Ambus : (05 July 2020 - 01:10 AM)

I got Studio Series 39 Cogman yesterday and woke up to find he'd decapitated my titans returns figures.

@  wonko the sane? : (04 July 2020 - 10:19 PM)

If I had a sarcasm powered mouth.. ooohh waaaiiittt...

@  -LittleAutob... : (04 July 2020 - 05:01 PM)

Heh

@  Bass X0 : (04 July 2020 - 02:56 PM)

"If I had sarcasm-powered legs, I'd do a happy dance...!"

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 July 2020 - 02:39 PM)

The real clones were the friends we made along the way.

@  Maximus Ambus : (04 July 2020 - 01:47 PM)

So the Emperor in episodes 1 through 6 was a clone?

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 July 2020 - 10:47 AM)

(And the 0th anniversary of the last time I couldn't do math.)

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 July 2020 - 10:46 AM)

Today is the 24th anniversary of the day we fought off an alien invasion with the help of Will Smith.


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#1 SHIELD Agent 47

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Posted 30 January 2019 - 12:01 AM

 

In a world where superheroes embrace the darker side of their massive celebrity and fame, THE BOYS centers on a group of vigilantes known informally as “The Boys,” who set out to take down corrupt superheroes with no more than their blue-collar grit and a willingness to fight dirty. THE BOYS is a fun and irreverent take on what happens when superheroes – who are as popular as celebrities, as influential as politicians and as revered as Gods – abuse their superpowers rather than use them for good. It’s the powerless against the super powerful as The Boys embark on a heroic quest to expose the truth about “The Seven,” and Vought – the multi-billion dollar conglomerate that manages these superheroes. Coming Summer 2019.

 
Based on the 2006-2012 comic book series by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson at WildStorm Productions, later Dynamite Entertainment.
 
 



#2 D Immortalis

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Posted 31 January 2019 - 02:26 PM

i LOVE the book...i really do...but i feel like its gonna be, like PREACHER, a mediocre adaptation at best...there are so, so many things that i feel like the general viewing public either wont "get" or wont "like". From the hamster, to the origin of Mothers Milks powers, it's take on 9/11, "The Old Timer" (a really vulgar and cynical take on Stan Lee), The Superman analogs rape scenes, Herogasm...

 

Unless they make it more of a "Surface Adaptation" and just take some of it and tone the rest down, which will leave probably all of the fans disappointed, BUT make it more digestible for regular people...I just don't see this doing too great.


Edited by D Immortalis, 31 January 2019 - 02:27 PM.

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I bleed inside: you left your knife but I'm still alive
I...love the way you kill me
I love the way you watch me die

Life or death a bullet to the chest
I'd do it again...
Just when I think I've cut you out
You come with open arms to drag me down


#3 Internet Jesus

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Posted 31 January 2019 - 07:32 PM

There's also the thing about not getting Simon Pegg to play Wee Hughie.


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Posted 31 January 2019 - 08:55 PM

There's also the thing about not getting Simon Pegg to play Wee Hughie.


Too old. He's playing Hughie's dad.
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Posted 01 February 2019 - 01:43 AM

Criiiipes, I read Herogasm and certain issues of that. Yeeeeah, it'll be toned down. Might actually be better in a different way? Like, how the teen sidekick group would be adapted now? (was The Boys a decade ago? How much of the social media paradigm has evolved now? Not so much?)

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Posted 22 April 2019 - 04:00 PM

Here is a new red band trailer from IGN on YouTube.



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Posted 25 April 2019 - 11:42 PM

Totally on-board with this.


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#8 Confuzor

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Posted 27 April 2019 - 08:38 PM

I got a Powers vibe from that.

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Posted 17 June 2019 - 07:09 PM

Another trailer:

 



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Posted 27 July 2019 - 03:08 AM

So, i'm just finishing up episode 4. And I don't think I've been this disappointed in an adaptation of a great comic since Preacher.

 

Missing characters and watered down ideas seem to define everything that's happened so far. This isn't just "not good", its flat out BAD. All of the FUN of the books is just...gone. Butcher is nothing like himself and doesn't even have Terror!

 

I really wish they'd have tried either to do a faithful adaptation or create something original.

 

Bland, Boring, and Bad.


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I love the way you watch me die

Life or death a bullet to the chest
I'd do it again...
Just when I think I've cut you out
You come with open arms to drag me down


#11 Fero McPigletron

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Posted 27 July 2019 - 05:22 AM

It's boring? What about all the sex? Toned down. I'm curious about why they changed up the Aquaman of the group.

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Posted 27 July 2019 - 08:41 AM

started watching this morning.  so far so good.


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Posted 28 July 2019 - 05:04 AM

Spoilers about things that didn’t happen:

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I was way wrong. Not completely sure I like where we’re going instead.

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Posted 28 July 2019 - 05:55 PM

Not having read the source material, I didn't have any qualms with the show and breezed through all 8 episodes in a single afternoon.

Karl Urban killing baddies with a baby was just dark, epic fun.

 

The eighth episode kind of ended abruptly like it should have been a 10-episode series.  Hopefully, this is just part 1, and Amazon doesn't cancel it like the Tick.



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Posted 29 July 2019 - 07:18 PM

Double-post.

Since Comixology had the first two Omnibus releases of The Boys on 50% off, I went ahead and dipped into the source material.

 

I gotta say that I actually like the show's set up and execution more so far.  Especially The Boys not operating in any official capacity and without powers/enhancements.

 

I'm only through issue 7 or 8 so I may change my mind later.  Tek-Knight is weird.



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Posted 02 August 2019 - 07:48 PM

I didn't realize The Deep is Chace Crawford. He's not blonde. This is hilarious though.



Do the others in the team have their own spoofs?

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Posted 02 August 2019 - 11:35 PM

The blonde woman has a shampoo commercial.

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#18 D Immortalis

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Posted 03 August 2019 - 02:56 PM

Double-post.

Since Comixology had the first two Omnibus releases of The Boys on 50% off, I went ahead and dipped into the source material.

 

I gotta say that I actually like the show's set up and execution more so far.  Especially The Boys not operating in any official capacity and without powers/enhancements.

 

I'm only through issue 7 or 8 so I may change my mind later.  Tek-Knight is weird.

 

I dunno...I feel like theres so much of the gross and fun elements of the first few books being left out...like ALL of the sordid affairs of Teenage Kix, Starlights actual introduction to the 7, Queen Maeves whole attitude, THE HAMSTER!

 

Most of all I miss The Legend. watching someone do the depraved stan lee gimmick on tv would have made me laugh so damn hard.


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I see behind a thousand lies that you try to hide

I bleed inside: you left your knife but I'm still alive
I...love the way you kill me
I love the way you watch me die

Life or death a bullet to the chest
I'd do it again...
Just when I think I've cut you out
You come with open arms to drag me down


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Posted 03 August 2019 - 05:02 PM

And I guess that's where my tastes differ.  The comic is very much a parody of existing comic universes.

Tek Knight is Batman (along with Nightwing and Tim Drake Robin counterparts).  They reference a Wolverine-esque character that needs to beef up his arms to contain his claws.  The Legend is Stan Lee, etc..

 

Sure, Homelander is like a Cap/Superman love child, Mauve is Wonder Woman, the Deep is Aquaman, and I don't think you can depart too far from the source material and still call it The Boys.  However, in a way, the show actually makes itself more of its own genuine universe rather than a dark mirror of DC/Marvel.

 

Also, the sheer depravity of the characters in the comic seems to exist sheerly for shock value.  The Tek Knight arc was stupid.  Five year plan is not much better.

 

I think the show keeping things contained to the Seven and Hughie helped keep much needed focus.  Otherwise, it would have been more like a spy thriller with comic book characters in the background of an alternative dimension, which is how the comic reads. 


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Posted 04 August 2019 - 12:16 PM

Never read the comic/source material. I actually enjoyed this for just what it is.





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