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@  ▲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.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (28 June 2020 - 10:47 PM)

"He's comin' right for us!"

@  Telly : (28 June 2020 - 08:40 PM)

was that even still in effect once the war ended?

@  TheMightyMol... : (28 June 2020 - 06:51 PM)

According to Roberts, soldiers can ignore the order to spare Whirl if he's directly threatening them. But mostly the DJD were out of their heads on Nuke and not really caring much at the time.

@  Xaaron : (28 June 2020 - 06:41 PM)

Also, they were hopped up on goofballs at the time.


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#101 Maruten

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Posted 13 January 2020 - 06:52 PM

Well NONE of the scenes from the song "Can you feel the love tonight" occurred at night for one.

 

Well that seems like a major oversight!

 

(Edit: I don't recall noticing that, but then I don't really recall anything at all from that movie, beyond the crushing sense of pointlessness. Fascinating to compare Favreau's awful TLK to his lovely Mandalorian.)


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Posted 13 January 2020 - 06:58 PM

And "Be Prepared" --one of the most iconic villain songs in Disney history-- was reduced to a glorified monologue.



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Posted 13 January 2020 - 07:26 PM

I did notice that.  It's a decision I didn't agree with, but it is just an example of a different take.  It isn't dishonest.  Just wasteful.



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Posted 13 January 2020 - 07:50 PM

I'm not particularly opposed to messing with Be Prepared because I can't bring myself personally to think of the original TLK as one of Disney's great soundtracks, but I'd sure rather see any previously existing TLK-adjacent song over that wretched Beyonce song. 

 

It's almost as bad as that one thing from Cats!

 

BACK ON TOPIC OH YEAH


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Posted 14 January 2020 - 01:49 AM

This nothing adaptation is so riveting to discuss that it's leading to discussion of other similarly nothing adaptations instead. Admittedly, something with much better source material to work with.

 

I love "An American Tail" and I love "There Are No Cats In America", but there is an error that really bothers me in Verse 3.  Do you hear it?

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=2bC07e7PReM

Another male calico?

 

Well, I don't like that, but Copper Bezel likes it so now I like it too.

Why thank you, that's very sweet. X ]

 

On the note of naked Idris Elba, they did at least scribble in some fur shine here and there to maintain the illusion that that wasn't just his naked body.

 

I wanted Mistopholespelling magic to be bigger.

I might have missed it, but did Old Deuteronomy escape by some other means, or did he really magic her back? I haven't seen any other version of Cats, so I don't know if that scene was played similarly in the original, but it really stuck out to me as one set up for stage (oh look, a solution that allows our character to just walk back onto stage without changing locations) as well as one that, well, reminded me just how old this show is and how cloyingly childish you could get away with being with a novel concept in the early -

 

Wait, 1981?!


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?

 


#106 blueskyscribe

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 08:48 PM

Male calico cats do exist, but they're very rare and IIRC always infertile.

 

In the musical Macavity has much less of a role.

 

IIRC, it goes like:

 

1. Old Deuteronomy disappears under mysterious circumstances

 

2. Bombularina (Taylor Swift cat) and Demeter (she's probably in the background of the movie somewhere) sing the Macavity song, suggesting that Macavity kidnapped him. Demeter is Macavity's ex.

 

3. Some of Macavity's scary street-cats usher "Old Deuteronomy" back BUT WAIT!! It's actually Macavity in disguise!  He tries to kidnap Demeter, but the Jellicle cats chase Macavity & co away.

 

4. Rum Tum Tugger sings the Mister Mistofelees song and by the end of it Mister Mistofelees has conjured Old Deuteronomy back.

 

(As far as motivation for kidnapping Old Deuteronomy, it seems like it was just so Macavity could disguise himself AS Old Deuteronomy, so he could get close enough to Demeter to grab her.)

 

In the stage production Old Deuteronomy's rescue is explicitly magical. Mister Mistofelees prompts a background-singer cat to go under a sheet and when he whips it off it's Old Deuteronomy under there instead.





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