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@  ▲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.

@  Maximus Ambus : (04 July 2020 - 10:41 AM)

Oh the end of the Ottoman Empire of course.

@  -LittleAutob... : (04 July 2020 - 10:14 AM)

*ahem* 4th of July....

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 July 2020 - 08:14 AM)

Nothing of importance has happened before, and nothing of importance will happen again.

@  Maximus Ambus : (04 July 2020 - 08:12 AM)

Nothing of importance happened today.

@  Telly : (03 July 2020 - 09:54 PM)

i want a "i survived 'rona and all i got was this lousy t-shirt"

@  TheMightyMol... : (03 July 2020 - 03:42 PM)

Slogan for 2021: "I Lived, Bitch."

@  -LittleAutob... : (03 July 2020 - 03:23 PM)

They should make the next book in the Survivors series 'I SURVIVED CORONA VIRUS 2020'

@  -LittleAutob... : (03 July 2020 - 03:23 PM)

YEEEE I'M A SURVIVOR-

@  Nevermore : (03 July 2020 - 06:59 AM)

Probably gonna assemble Devastator after work.

@  Nevermore : (03 July 2020 - 06:58 AM)

Ooooh. Overload arrived. He's surprisingly fun.

@  Bass X0 : (02 July 2020 - 04:00 PM)

He's sweeter than the average bear.

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 July 2020 - 03:14 PM)

Convert him to Maple Syrup.

@  Bass X0 : (02 July 2020 - 03:10 PM)

what would Canada do with Yogi?

@  Cyoti : (01 July 2020 - 12:51 PM)

We can deport Yogi back to Canada now.

@  Sabrblade : (01 July 2020 - 12:50 PM)

Jellystone National Pawk. A westful wetweat.

@  Rycochet : (01 July 2020 - 12:47 PM)

Jellystone. We're going to be plunged into a decade of poor animation. Fortunately we've been led by bad cartoon characters for years so we won't notice much difference.

@  Maximus Ambus : (01 July 2020 - 06:19 AM)

what next? YELLOWSTONE?

@  Nevermore : (01 July 2020 - 05:46 AM)

Thanks, dead person.

@  Bass X0 : (01 July 2020 - 05:06 AM)

congratulations to all survivors of the first half of 2020.

@  wonko the sane? : (30 June 2020 - 10:21 PM)

21 for me, but after numerous repetitions I got it down to 17 and a half.

@  TheMightyMol... : (30 June 2020 - 06:16 PM)

I transform in six steps from human to human sitting on my ass at the computer and back again!

@  -LittleAutob... : (30 June 2020 - 05:55 PM)

x-x when in vehicle mode we can travel much F A R T H E R-

@  wonko the sane? : (30 June 2020 - 05:52 PM)

Because despite the fact that we can travel around the world in the time it takes to get a good nights sleep and a couple of meals: people rarely wander more than 25 miles away from home for the duration of their lives.

@  Otaku : (30 June 2020 - 05:49 PM)

I don't know how many days that trip takes - especially while sightseeing - but explaining they're 3936 kilometers (2445 miles) apart gives an idea, paradoxically because it is too large to easily picture.

@  Otaku : (30 June 2020 - 05:44 PM)

Aye.  When I catch lay people discussing miles and not how long the trip takes, it is in an attempt to stress how far away something is... like NYC to LA.

@  ▲ndrusi : (30 June 2020 - 01:20 PM)

But I can imagine 45 *minutes* easily.

@  ▲ndrusi : (30 June 2020 - 01:20 PM)

I can imagine a mile, it's a distance I've run. I can't really imagine 45 miles.

@  ▲ndrusi : (30 June 2020 - 01:19 PM)

I think there's also an element of the thing where things that are much bigger than us all blur together.

@  Otaku : (30 June 2020 - 11:49 AM)

If you're not, then you're more concerned with how long it takes.  Actual distance doesn't tell you that very well.  Besides traffic and road conditions, you'll need to know what kind of driving (city/interstate/rural/etc.).

@  Otaku : (30 June 2020 - 11:47 AM)

Distance matters if you're being paid by the mile.

@  TM2-Megatron : (30 June 2020 - 11:44 AM)

Canadians are the same way, for the most part. If you're driving somewhere far, especially, it helps you plan out the day more than a distance in KM would.

@  Otaku : (30 June 2020 - 11:42 AM)

We use the time it takes to get someplace because that is what is relevant to us.

@  TheMightyMol... : (30 June 2020 - 10:55 AM)

Because even we can't figure out miles half the time.

@  Paladin : (30 June 2020 - 09:54 AM)

it's a big country with a lot of empty space. between our citizens' ears.

@  Bass X0 : (30 June 2020 - 09:52 AM)

Why do most Americans measure distance by hours of driving?

@  TM2-Megatron : (29 June 2020 - 07:26 PM)

And as a result the world's lone blu-ray release of the film, an Australian disc that came out 7 years ago, now goes for hundreds of dollars on eBay. Thanks Disney.

@  TM2-Megatron : (29 June 2020 - 06:21 PM)

Well, they censored Daryl Hannah's butt in Splash :rolleyes

@  Paladin : (29 June 2020 - 05:43 PM)

maybe New Mutants is too bad even for D+.

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 June 2020 - 05:00 PM)

X-Men films are coming to Disney+ next month. But will they censor Hugh Jackman's butt?

@  -LittleAutob... : (29 June 2020 - 12:44 PM)

Pft.

@  TheMightyMol... : (29 June 2020 - 11:59 AM)

Behold! Night Strike Galvatron!

@  Bass X0 : (29 June 2020 - 09:53 AM)

I will grant you a recolored body, and recolored troops to command.

@  Cybersnark : (29 June 2020 - 09:47 AM)

I don't want to be reissued. This body sucks, I wanna be updated.

@  Nevermore : (29 June 2020 - 09:43 AM)

I definitely don't intend to be reissued. Nobody would buy me.

@  Bass X0 : (29 June 2020 - 08:31 AM)

will anybody else attempt to be reissued?

@  wonko the sane? : (29 June 2020 - 07:51 AM)

*Gasp* Decepticons re-writing history to serve their own needs?!?!

@  Nevermore : (29 June 2020 - 05:48 AM)

The whole point of the DJD is that they're fanatical Megatron fanboys (especially Tarn) to the point of having their own headcanon taking priority of the actual canon, simply speaking.

@  TheMightyMol... : (29 June 2020 - 04:01 AM)

They didn't know the war was over until later. And then they denied it anyway.


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#41 Copper Bezel

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Posted 20 July 2019 - 04:23 PM

Wow. They really really missed the ballpark by a solid mile and a half here didn't they.
You're saying they knocked it out of the field? XD

Edited by Copper Bezel, 20 July 2019 - 04:24 PM.

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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Posted 20 July 2019 - 05:21 PM

Apparently it shorted out my brain with how creepy it looked and I didn't realize how that made no sense.

 

Although I'm sure it's someones cup of tea. Some people love body horror.



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Posted 20 July 2019 - 11:27 PM

Kay, so the REAL killer here seems to be that they all lost the massive hair that hid the misshapen heads, and the heavy cat-makeup.

 

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Posted 21 July 2019 - 12:24 AM

This was a poor creative decisions.

I fear that this horror might be surpassed by something even worse. 


I sure wish I hadn't misspelt my username.....


#45 Copper Bezel

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Posted 21 July 2019 - 01:23 AM

Yeah, I think the "costume" would read very differently if they'd gone with the Thundercats / 80s metal hair, but it sure would have done a lot to smooth out the awkwardness in the heads and ears. 

 

The faces I honestly like. In a stage play, you don't need any help to be conscious of the fact that there's a human actor in the suit. I think it would be harder to communicate that here if the faces looked anything like a CG creature or Star Trek alien makeup.


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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Posted 21 July 2019 - 10:23 PM



Ive wanted a Cats film for awhile. The cast is very capable, theyre sticking to the plot, the sets and choreography both look good.

But they look... creepy.

 

Tell me about it.  Some of the cats will set off viewers' PTSD and remind them of Mike Myers as The Cat In The Hat.



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Posted 22 July 2019 - 08:12 AM

Yeah, I think the "costume" would read very differently if they'd gone with the Thundercats / 80s metal hair, but it sure would have done a lot to smooth out the awkwardness in the heads and ears. 
 
The faces I honestly like. In a stage play, you don't need any help to be conscious of the fact that there's a human actor in the suit. I think it would be harder to communicate that here if the faces looked anything like a CG creature or Star Trek alien makeup.

This reminds me of Little Shop of Horrors, where the original ending w/ the plant taking over did very poorly in test screenings even though it was popular in the play. Apparently seeing the character's faces and expressions up close made the audience empathize with them more and thus the ending was redone to make it happier.

#48 Copper Bezel

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Posted 22 July 2019 - 08:57 AM

Gotcha, that's really interesting. And it definitely jives with my sense of how these adaptations can work. Adaptations of plays into films can have that tendency to be very 1:1, like the film is just an extension of the play, just another staging of it, instead of taking a more creatively merciless approach like you'd expect when adapting a novel or a comic book series. Movies don't get to be so precious about their scripts in any other circumstance, and just because you can "adapt" a thing without doing much actual adapting thanks to the format being similar doesn't mean you should. So that tracks, IMO.


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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Posted 22 July 2019 - 11:08 AM

As with the Sonic trailer, it's so terrible that I can't help but be amused.

 

There was no winning with this one because Cats just does not translate well to any medium besides musical theater.  The people going into musical theater are ready for heavy suspension of disbelief.  Everyone is confined to one small space (the stage)?  Understandable--it's theater.  The background is a painted sky with LED lights and has obvious set pieces?  Cool--it's theater.  The cats are human actors in heavy make up?  Sure--it's theater.

 

But here we have the geographic freedom of a movie, the "real" backgrounds of a movie, and . . . the cats are still human-cat hybrids.  That's weird.  Like, imagine a human interacting with these "cats".   Like petting them and such.  Ha ha ha, yikes.

 

To me the parts that were the most off-putting were the ones with the characters interacting with the huge beds, silverware, etc, because it really drove home that they are not the right size to be cats.  They're about the right height but a cat has much more mass / bulk than a shrunk down human.  They felt more like leprachauns doing unfortunate cosplays from Cats.

 

The CGI instead of make-up was a mistake because make-up could have dragged the audience a notch closer to "ah, I see, I have to suspend my disbelief, this actor is a stand-in for a 'cat'."  Instead we get "NOPE, this is what cats really look like in this universe.  Check out that photorealistic fur!"

 

At the same time, it wasn't feasible for them to put in "real" proportioned cats in Cats because so much of the play is based on the dancing and choreography.  Basically . . . this musical just does not translate well to a movie setting. 


Edited by blueskyscribe, 22 July 2019 - 11:17 AM.


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Posted 22 July 2019 - 03:34 PM

And who thinks , Michael Jackson's Werecat, Doctor Who's cat people and the stripper alien cat lady from Star Trek V and Vincent from Beauty and the Beast the series are more believable than the CGI human faced cat folks in Cats?

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#51 Copper Bezel

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Posted 22 July 2019 - 04:19 PM

There was no winning with this one because Cats just does not translate well to any medium besides musical theater.  The people going into musical theater are ready for heavy suspension of disbelief.  Everyone is confined to one small space (the stage)?  Understandable--it's theater.  The background is a painted sky with LED lights and has obvious set pieces?  Cool--it's theater.  The cats are human actors in heavy make up?  Sure--it's theater.

 

But here we have the geographic freedom of a movie, the "real" backgrounds of a movie, and . . . the cats are still human-cat hybrids.  That's weird.  Like, imagine a human interacting with these "cats".   Like petting them and such.  Ha ha ha, yikes.

Yeah, this is the one thing that still feels odd to me about the attempt. It literally does not matter what the costumes or CGI look like, you can't have a big budget movie and create the same "just pretend" effect you can in a stage play, and that seems essential to what Cats is doing. Literally, it depends on having human actors the audience is pretending are cats. If there's no way to create that dissonance, the anthropomorphic animal cartoon approach made a lot more sense than this one does on the face of it. 


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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Posted 22 July 2019 - 05:20 PM

Best cat people.

 

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Posted 22 July 2019 - 05:32 PM

Paging Admiral S'rrel.

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Posted 22 July 2019 - 05:47 PM

As with the Sonic trailer, it's so terrible that I can't help but be amused.

 

There was no winning with this one because Cats just does not translate well to any medium besides musical theater.

 

I question that statement, I think it would work with 2D animation, I recall an old animated film that I had on VHS, called Peter No Tail, while it wasn't a musical or anything, when the cats weren't around humans, they were standing on their hind legs and everything seemed prefectly natural, but then most of the characters were wearing a bit of clothing, Peter wore a hat and had a bow tie, but then its a 80s film from Sweden I think dubbed into English and as the title of the film implys its the story about a cat born with no tail and through his curiousty as a kitten he finds a family to take him in and from there he has a few adventures around the neighbour hood. I think this stage show would work far better in 2D animation than full of CGI trying to look realistic


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Posted 22 July 2019 - 07:19 PM

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Who thinks Swift's cat lady character looks like Selina Kyle as a mutated catgirl in the Tyger Tyger episode of Batman TAS? one of my favorite episodes. Yet Swift's Cat lady is nowhere near as *wolf whistle* as catgirl Selina, even Cleo from Heathcliff, Felicia, Jenny from Bucky O'Hare, Aishia Clan Clan, Mirage from Aladdin, Pam and Polly from Eek the Cat, Kittain Kaboodle from Talespin, Kit Mambo from Animalympics, that stripper 3 breasted alien cat lady from Star Trek V, M'ress from Star Trek and even Cheetara/Pumarya are way more attractive than Swift's cat lady.


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Posted 22 July 2019 - 08:10 PM

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Posted 22 July 2019 - 09:11 PM

So, wait, according to your post there

This is Vincent
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This is Michael Jackson
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And this is a stripper
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#58 Copper Bezel

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Posted 22 July 2019 - 09:35 PM

I was hoping if I ignored it it'd go away and instead it multiplies X /


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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Posted 22 July 2019 - 10:03 PM

Ancient.. but still much better looking.

 

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Posted 23 July 2019 - 02:41 AM

I don't know, I think I like the unsettling effect. 


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