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@  fourteenwings : (26 April 2019 - 12:11 AM)

After "Secret Wars", Marvel's comic sales dropped for most of their series but it wasn't bad enough to be worried about. I think. What homages, exactly?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (25 April 2019 - 09:31 PM)

Kamen Rider Specter Tutankhamun Soul was definitely a thing.

@  B-Fox : (25 April 2019 - 09:30 PM)

How popular is Marvel's current comics? Because the homages to it got very anemic audience reactions.

@  The Doctor Who : (25 April 2019 - 07:47 PM)

An Egyptian themed version of a popular Japanese TV show: Tutankhamun Rider

@  MEDdMI : (25 April 2019 - 06:53 PM)

combine the two options. Grayffles or Waffson

@  Paladin : (25 April 2019 - 05:43 PM)

split the difference- "Ryan" after the Titanium Ranger.

@  Sabrblade : (25 April 2019 - 05:10 PM)

The second name choice is "Waffles", named after Goofy's gray tabby cat from Goof Troop. It's a cuter name than "Grayson" and the kitten is definitely adorable, but his colors aren't as close a match to the namesake as one of his sibling's colors are (said sibling is already spoken for, so I can't name that one).

@  Sabrblade : (25 April 2019 - 05:07 PM)

The first name choice is "Grayson", because he's gray and a son, and I think the name sounds cool. It also makes me think of Carter Grayson, the Red Ranger from Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue, who was a born leader and one of the coolest Red Rangers.

@  Paladin : (25 April 2019 - 05:07 PM)

"Lamont."

@  Sabrblade : (25 April 2019 - 05:06 PM)

I need help deciding on a name for one of the kittens. He's an all-gray cat but is also showing early signs of growing some black stripes in his fur. There are two names I've thought of for him and can't decide which one I like more.

@  Telly : (25 April 2019 - 01:31 PM)

got the second part of first gundam, popped it in and wow! picture miles better than my old dvds. other than the archaic animation (which i dont mind), it looks like it was done recently

@  Xellos : (25 April 2019 - 07:49 AM)

Aye, or at least the movies for Zeta, as they supposedly negate ZZ, kinda like how the Code Geass clip movies retcon some events before the newest one.

@  Telly : (24 April 2019 - 11:05 PM)

i wish theyd dub double zeta. thats the only one im missing for the "amuro vs char" thing (and chars not even in it so...). but given some of the things ive heard about it, its probly best that they dont dub it

@  Telly : (24 April 2019 - 11:02 PM)

and im on vacation next week so ill have lots of time to watch all this lol

@  Telly : (24 April 2019 - 11:01 PM)

@zaku ive got war in the pocket on standard dvd already. amazon didnt have it on blu ray. bonus points to it for having character designs by haruhiku mikimoto. and this collecction is only "new" in as much as its new to me on blu ray. ive had burnt dvd copies of it all for years

@  Xellos : (24 April 2019 - 09:44 PM)

Yeah, 00 was pretty good, and I recently watched Build Divers, and found it really fun. Got both limited editions of IBO... still need to watch them...

@  Steevy Maximus : (24 April 2019 - 08:30 PM)

00 is also pretty good, basically a refined version of the Wing concept, and IBO is great.

@  Steevy Maximus : (24 April 2019 - 08:29 PM)

I'll be the requisite "Build Fighters is actually pretty good" chime in

@  MEDdMI : (24 April 2019 - 07:52 PM)

G Gundam was the best. Horse mecha! Piloted by.... a HORSE!

@  ZakuConvoy : (24 April 2019 - 07:31 PM)

I'd probably recommend tracking down 0080 War in the Pocket to go along with your new collection, but you might have enough to watch for right now.

@  Xellos : (24 April 2019 - 06:53 PM)

G Gundam will likely always rank first for me, as it is the one I find the most fun, but 8th MS was great for being the most "realistic" of the UC stuff.

@  Telly : (24 April 2019 - 06:17 PM)

the only other gundam series ive watched-which was also the FIRST gundam series i watched-is wing (and ill probly get that on blu ray soon too). i know i havent watched everything tied to it, but the UC is quite enough for me lol

@  Telly : (24 April 2019 - 06:14 PM)

i think 8th team is my favorite, but cant say why. maybe it has something to do with them not being newtypes. i dont particularly like that concept

@  Xellos : (24 April 2019 - 06:11 PM)

8th M Team, 0083, and Zeta are my favorites of the original timeline. Have yet to watch Origin, but it is loooow on my list, as I never particularly liked Char. Quattro Bajeena was actually kinda cool, though.

@  Telly : (24 April 2019 - 05:49 PM)

so i just did something insane. i bought gundam origin, first gundam, 08th ms team, operation stardust, zeta gundam AND chars counterattack on bluray...

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (24 April 2019 - 05:46 PM)

Hollywood stereotypes, eh? Don't get me started on how sheerly unrealistic that can be, and how badly Hollywood loves to stick to them.

@  Nevermore : (24 April 2019 - 05:44 PM)

Also, fun fact: To me, Dutch is the language that sounds harsh compared to German.

@  Nevermore : (24 April 2019 - 05:37 PM)

Generally, nobody shouts at each other in Germany unless they're either a) morons or b) doing it for comedic effect.

@  Nevermore : (24 April 2019 - 05:36 PM)

... based on an outdated way of speaking (I mean, does anyone in the US still speak like Joe Friday?)... which might also have been at least partially a regional thing.

@  Nevermore : (24 April 2019 - 05:34 PM)

Generally, many native English speakers' primary conception of the German language and its perceived harshness comes from Hollywood movies... created by non-native German speakers, with non-native German actors giving their impression of what they think the German language sounds like...

@  Nevermore : (24 April 2019 - 05:33 PM)

I might be severely biased, but as a native German speaker, I think the perception of the "harsh German language" is at least in part due to a myth created by Hollywood.

@  Pinkcolliebot : (24 April 2019 - 05:32 PM)

I wish I knew if that Blue autobot in the background in the movie Bumblebee was Blurr.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (24 April 2019 - 11:52 AM)

Blood is blue before coming into contact with air from outside.

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 April 2019 - 09:50 AM)

I had to use a whole ten percent of my brain to understand that.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (24 April 2019 - 08:32 AM)

I think I saw a debunking of that like at least a decade ago when I still relied on TV for things.

@  Paladin : (24 April 2019 - 08:21 AM)

isn't the whole "lemmings jump to their death" thing proven false now too???

@  Pennpenn : (24 April 2019 - 03:05 AM)

It's like how the whole "alpha male" thing doesn't really show up in wolf packs in the wild.

@  Nevermore : (24 April 2019 - 01:54 AM)

Aaaaand another myth busted.

@  CORVUS : (24 April 2019 - 12:27 AM)

Quite welcome! :)

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (23 April 2019 - 09:51 PM)

@Corvus Huh, did not know that part. Thanks for imparting knowledge!

@  Kayla Kaon : (23 April 2019 - 09:27 PM)

No because it's true.

@  wonko the sane? : (23 April 2019 - 09:17 PM)

Would I be jaded if i said that's a good lesson about people as well?

@  CORVUS : (23 April 2019 - 09:01 PM)

Overstated risk. Most observations of sexual cannibalism in the Praying Mantis occurred in captivity, versus nature. When entomologists began observing them in nature instead, they found that sexual cannibalism took place around 30% of the time. Basically, if a male Mantis avoids thin, hungry females, his chances are pretty good. #yesimanerd

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (23 April 2019 - 07:52 PM)

Are you a male mantis?

@  MEDdMI : (23 April 2019 - 07:27 PM)

Death by snu snu

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 April 2019 - 06:40 PM)

There's a joke about going out with a bang to be made here.

@  Kayla Kaon : (23 April 2019 - 06:38 PM)

I would hope getting laid is preferred over dying :p

@  Nevermore : (23 April 2019 - 05:20 PM)

Don't we all want to get laid?

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 April 2019 - 04:53 PM)

I'd spend the first few loops just taking an extended nap.

@  Dekafox : (23 April 2019 - 04:48 PM)

Endless death time loops certainly happen enough in Star Trek


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#21 Benbot

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Posted 15 April 2019 - 03:47 PM

Anything can be rebuilt.  We should all be thankful no one was hurt--seeing how many people visit the cathedral every day, that's a real miracle.



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Posted 15 April 2019 - 03:50 PM

A heartbreaking loss :(


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Posted 15 April 2019 - 03:55 PM

Hey Fnu....please stop ok?  I get it.  It's a historically significant building.  It is not, nor will it ever be, a symbol of the entire human race.  It's a building paid for with blood.  Beautiful, but it's still got a dark history.

 

Anyways, little bit of good news about this.

 

 
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#24 Rust

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Posted 15 April 2019 - 04:03 PM

It's heartbreaking to watch. Thankfully the restoration means the majority of the pieces of art and religious relics were already off site so we're losing the frame, not the important things housed within.


Don't fight it, it's coming for you, running at ya / It's only this moment, don't care what comes after
Your fever dream, can't you see it getting closer / Just surrender 'cause you feel the feeling taking over
It's fire, it's freedom, it's flooding open / It's a preacher in the pulpit and you'll find devotion
There's something breaking at the brick of every wall, it's holding All that you know
So tell me do you wanna go?

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Posted 15 April 2019 - 04:14 PM

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Crowd of strangers sings "Ave Maria" on their knees as it burns down.

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Posted 15 April 2019 - 04:25 PM

I hope there was no one inside.

 

Just a hunchback.



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Posted 15 April 2019 - 04:34 PM

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The main structure of the cathedral has been reportedly saved.
遊び終わ。- ブレラ・スターン少佐西暦2059年

 

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#28 Fnu Aw

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Posted 15 April 2019 - 04:47 PM

She's strong.


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Posted 15 April 2019 - 04:52 PM

I was just watching Le Late Late Show avec Craig Ferguson in Paris last night on Youtube and saw this today and my heart sank

 

I hope we do what we can to save her she needs to be preserved


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Posted 15 April 2019 - 05:48 PM

I find myself intensely curious if we do lose the building what that means going forward. We've lost big, important cultural buildings before but Notre Dame has been soaked into popular culture for far, far longer than most and has a not inconsiderate presence in literature and film. So even if the building's gone...it's not gone. Be neat to see how that plays out over the next few centuries. Unlike, say, the Temple of Zeus or Colossus which we know existed but have zero frame of reference of how they actually looked.


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Your fever dream, can't you see it getting closer / Just surrender 'cause you feel the feeling taking over
It's fire, it's freedom, it's flooding open / It's a preacher in the pulpit and you'll find devotion
There's something breaking at the brick of every wall, it's holding All that you know
So tell me do you wanna go?

#31 Fnu Aw

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Posted 15 April 2019 - 06:15 PM

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She's still beautiful.


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Posted 15 April 2019 - 06:18 PM

Meanwhile, I bet you anything people at Disney are panicking about whether they should cancel or edit their upcoming Hunchback remake out of concerns that parts of it will be "too soon".


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Posted 15 April 2019 - 06:32 PM

Meanwhile, I bet you anything people at Disney are panicking about whether they should cancel or edit their upcoming Hunchback remake out of concerns that parts of it will be "too soon".

 

I suspect they are likely to put the project on hold or at least wait to see the extent of the damage to the building, but one thing is for sure, there is not going to be any more services for a while, yet I kind of wonder, what secerts might this fire of revealed that been lost in the last eight hunderd years or so?

 

I really hope people of all faiths come together to rebuild this grand old lady, it would send a message to those who believe that other faiths cannot be tolerated that we are one people and to work together on restoring something built for one reglion can become a symbol of unity where all faiths can work together in harmony and to take pride in and share in its majesty, hell I hope the frame of the building lasts another eight hundred years or so and be a testomy to the people who created it in the first place.


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#34 Fnu Aw

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Posted 15 April 2019 - 06:53 PM

Meanwhile, I bet you anything people at Disney are panicking about whether they should cancel or edit their upcoming Hunchback remake out of concerns that parts of it will be "too soon".

 

Just announce that a portion of the revenue will be donated to the rebuilding effort.


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Posted 15 April 2019 - 07:03 PM

The cathedral organ survived. 

 

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Posted 15 April 2019 - 07:11 PM

Good god this is terrible!

Its just so unsettling to watch such a piece of history just... burn away.

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Posted 15 April 2019 - 07:25 PM

Meanwhile, I bet you anything people at Disney are panicking about whether they should cancel or edit their upcoming Hunchback remake out of concerns that parts of it will be "too soon".

 

Disney wouldn't do it because they wouldn't want to offend the hunchback community.



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Posted 15 April 2019 - 07:52 PM

Whatever happens next, take comfort that you will NEVER be as bad at your job as the Youtube algorithm .

 


As the Notre Dame Cathedral went up in flames on Monday, YouTube flagged livestreams of the incident as possible sources of misinformation and then started showing people articles about the 9/11 attacks. https://www.buzzfeed...ire-livestreams 


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Posted 15 April 2019 - 07:54 PM

Canceling or toning down the movie would be idiotic.

 

Victor Hugo's book was all about getting people to care about restoring the cathedral. He would absolutely want them to go ahead with this movie.


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Posted 15 April 2019 - 08:00 PM

Hey Fnu....please stop ok?  I get it.  It's a historically significant building.  It is not, nor will it ever be, a symbol of the entire human race.  It's a building paid for with blood.  Beautiful, but it's still got a dark history.

I think this could use a touch of qualifying - most of the big, pretty monuments we have lying around from before the last few centuries also happen to be or have been symbols of cruelty and oppression, because that's generally how they got built in the first place. The Pyramids of Giza or something only have a different position now because you don't have a building, ideology, and practice that's in currency in the same capacity or directly mapped to one that is. It's not the origin of the building that changes. 


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 




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