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@  SG Roadbuster : (08 August 2020 - 01:53 PM)

@Nevermore yes.

@  Nevermore : (08 August 2020 - 09:11 AM)

Is $30 a good deal for Subscription Service Breakdown?

@  Trpodeca : (08 August 2020 - 06:24 AM)

Oh dear God no. Twitter has changed it's default layout to the terrible new one. Why waste so much space on the left?

@  Steevy Maximus : (07 August 2020 - 08:28 PM)

@Bass X0, yeah, the Joe comic got REALLY solid in the upper 20s to the Cobra Civil War. It's interesting to see how well the Joe comic has aged relative to the cartoon. Where as I feel the opposite is true of Transformers

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 August 2020 - 03:58 PM)

Its so fun watching past TF Conventions.

@  Bass X0 : (07 August 2020 - 02:20 PM)

I've been reading classic 80s G.I. Joe lately. Its still decent even though I don't have any nostalgia towards it.

@  Sabrblade : (07 August 2020 - 08:50 AM)

Think of it as Adam West Batman instead. ;)

@  wonko the sane? : (07 August 2020 - 07:49 AM)

That sounds more like the flash, or maybe booster gold than batman.

@  Sabrblade : (07 August 2020 - 12:27 AM)

They would get bored fighting each other and instead decide to take an epic cross-country road trip together.

@  RichardT1977 : (06 August 2020 - 08:57 PM)

What would happen if Batman were to fight Squirrel Girl?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (04 August 2020 - 09:03 PM)

Unless you count the Mask vs Lobo special, but that's less a duel and more a duet.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (04 August 2020 - 08:52 PM)

My favorite crossover fight was Thor vs Shazam/Captain Marvel. Early in the fight, Thor discovers that Billy Batson needs lightning to transform, and being a god of lightning he simply denies him that.

@  Sabrblade : (04 August 2020 - 08:46 PM)

Let's see a fight between Death Battle and Super Power Beat Down

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 August 2020 - 06:15 PM)

Which Lobo later claimed was because he was paid to take a dive. Yes, really.

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 August 2020 - 06:15 PM)

And then there's the times it's been decided by a fan vote, which is how we get things like Lobo (who can go toe-to-toe with Superman at full strength) losing to Wolverine.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:49 PM)

And then there are the "but my favorite characater will totes win because I say so" people.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:49 PM)

I mean, there are some people who really approach this from a somewhat reasonable standpoint, coming up with a plausible scenario and a setting that creates a fair environment that doesn't favor one character.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:46 PM)

My favorite stupid "why would they even fight each other" question recently was about three versions of Optimus Prime (G1, Bayverse and Aligned).

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:45 PM)

Batman obviously can beat everyone. Even Galactus. He's Batman. He's so smart, he'll just throw a Batarang and hit the weak spot at Galactus's forehead, knocking him out instantaneously.

@  wonko the sane? : (04 August 2020 - 11:37 AM)

It's almost like all drama is just manufactured pissing contests to keep us all entertained and distracted. :p

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (04 August 2020 - 10:16 AM)

Or they could go White Ranger vs Scorpion route and have both win. ;P

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 August 2020 - 09:35 AM)

Besides, we all know the answer is nearly always "they fight to a standstill and then team up against a common enemy."

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 August 2020 - 09:29 AM)

The best way to prove this is to give an example where the match is really lopsided in favor of one character but in popularity they're either evenly matched or the weaker one is more popular.

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 August 2020 - 09:27 AM)

The "who would win in a fight" discussions are really just people trying to make "which one's better" into something you can theoretically measure objectively, usually in a very specific way they think they've predetermined their favorite will win.

@  Otaku : (04 August 2020 - 02:01 AM)

@Nevermore So... you're saying you didn't like DC Versus Marvel/Marvel Versus DC?

@  Steevy Maximus : (03 August 2020 - 06:59 PM)

So, what happened to Hasbro's Zoids relaunch? An English dub, some stuff in southeast Asia, and now a game coming in October? That it?

@  wonko the sane? : (03 August 2020 - 10:46 AM)

Tidal wave, cause shooting water gets you nowhere.

@  Darth Gonzo : (03 August 2020 - 09:57 AM)

Who would win Tidal Wave or Broadside?

@  -LittleAutob... : (03 August 2020 - 08:17 AM)

Btw Happy birthday to those people in the box to the right \o/

@  -LittleAutob... : (03 August 2020 - 08:16 AM)

The bottom line is obvious. It makes no literal sense to fight someone on your faction. :/

@  wonko the sane? : (03 August 2020 - 06:14 AM)

That's because you're doing it wrong. You're supposed to just stack skills and ability against each other. It's not the palace of doom, it's an episode of american gladiators.

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:32 AM)

The only obvious winners of such a fight would be the bad guys.

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:29 AM)

And what does it even matter? They should work together, not stupidly fight each other for the mindless entertainment of idiot onlookers.

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:29 AM)

Why would two good guys fight each other? What are they fighting over?

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:28 AM)

I never understood these "who would win in a fight between two good guys" discussions. They make no sense to me.

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 August 2020 - 04:17 PM)

If G1 had continued we'd have had Starscream back in spirit - through Krunk, Snapdragons partner and possibly Skullcruncher unless he was mute.

@  Bass X0 : (02 August 2020 - 12:28 PM)

There are some decent impersonators in fandubs though.

@  -LittleAutob... : (02 August 2020 - 10:45 AM)

The only true Starscream voices are Steve Blum and Chris Latta, hands down.

@  Sabrblade : (02 August 2020 - 10:14 AM)

Why they didn't have Scott McNeil voicing that Starscream, when he was the one who had imitated Chris Latta when he voiced Cobra Commander in the DiC G.I. Joe cartoon, is beyond me.

@  wonko the sane? : (02 August 2020 - 09:57 AM)

Say what you will, that was an awesome scene.

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 August 2020 - 08:36 AM)

Beast Wars Starsream "I am AIR COMMANDER Starscream of the DECEPTICON BATTLEFLEET!"

@  Nevermore : (02 August 2020 - 07:02 AM)

I liked TF: Prime Starscream.

@  -LittleAutob... : (01 August 2020 - 08:36 PM)

Hearing Starscream's screechy voice in Cyberverse has to be the most annoying thing ever in Transformers. Even his G1 voice wasn't as bad. :doh

@  -LittleAutob... : (01 August 2020 - 08:35 PM)

KUP!

@  Sabrblade : (01 August 2020 - 04:58 PM)

Urkel!

@  TheMightyMol... : (01 August 2020 - 03:16 PM)

Steeeeeeeeve.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (01 August 2020 - 02:57 AM)

LEEEROOOOOOOOY! jhenkenz...

@  Hg Dragon : (01 August 2020 - 01:21 AM)

Candleja-

@  Sabrblade : (31 July 2020 - 11:02 PM)

Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice!

@  Echowarrior : (31 July 2020 - 10:18 PM)

Spongebob!


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Posted 12 June 2020 - 01:35 PM

Just a reminder, new episodes out tonight.

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Posted 12 June 2020 - 10:10 PM

Three episodes in! :)

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Posted 12 June 2020 - 11:39 PM

Binged today, loved it - though I hoped for more Jamack. 



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Posted 22 June 2020 - 06:34 PM

Some thoughts...

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Posted 22 June 2020 - 07:48 PM

Some of it is probably rushes through a bit because you never know how long Netflix will keep you on.

There was a lot of great stuff this season.

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Posted 23 June 2020 - 09:51 AM

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Posted 02 August 2020 - 03:50 AM

Urgh, I got click baited. (Fell for click bait?)



I didn't actually watch the video but the title has me watching season 2 of Kipo. I'd like to ask if that's really true (if Kipo does something better than Steven Universe) but even if I get an answer from you guys, I can't read it until I finish the season.

First ep so far. Were jaguar only? Not a chimera? Boo! Also, good thing the boys are not of legal age, haha.

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   TOY DRAMA THEATER!

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#48 Copper Bezel

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Posted 02 August 2020 - 04:01 AM

I felt it was true, yes. I took away the same impression at the end of the season, making the same comparison to SU, and knew what element the video was referring to from the title before watching it.


Edited by Copper Bezel, 02 August 2020 - 04:01 AM.

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 02 August 2020 - 12:50 PM

Ok, I'm done with S2. It was great! Better than S1. They really should have put more of the backstory there because I'm all about Hugo.

I think I was shocked the most about the mod frogs. I don't think that could be redeemed. That was very dark.

Do we still put spoiler spaces?

On the above video... I'm still not sure what Kipo did better than Steven Universe or the relation but I'm going to say, the backstory? Specifically the history parts? Cuz it was a mother life of a mystery.

But SU did it better because, I think. There was more storytelling and seeded in a lot of eps to make the mystery. In Kipo, I think it was more dumped in two eps (at Ryan Gosling Rachel McAdams and then at dinner time).

But I'll watch the video and see...

Oh I'm still erk-ing a bit about the sudden music with lyrics being put in. Might work with more apt music but it seems disruptive to me.

Is there a term for it? The other show I can remember that did it is Static Shock, when there was suddenly some rap or hip-hop music being inserted. I mean, I can't explain it. It's sorta not the same as, say, You Got the Touch suddenly playing at Hot Rod vs Galvatron in TFTM, but then, is it?



Edit - saw the video. I was waaaay off. But I did mention the mod frogs sooo, er, it was in the back of my head? Haha.

While I'd still like a redemption, I guess real life has the same punishment. This being a cartoon, I'm sure a redemption arc can possibly be made.

Also, I totally thought of the Powerpuff Girl's Mojo JoJo. Honestly, it was totally there.

Also, yeah, I'm glad I continued watching. (Does Owl House get more epic? )

Edited by Fero McPigletron, 02 August 2020 - 01:10 PM.

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Episodes here


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Posted 02 August 2020 - 06:30 PM

I'd refer to it as an insert song. I think I enjoyed it more in S1 than in S2 for some intangible execution reasons, but I was fine with it; it offered a couple of really incredible "Don't lose your way" moments. The fight scenes in this series are one of the things I just can't not love and although nothing in S2 was as impactful as the final fight in S1, they have a rhythm to them that I think is complemented well by the music choices. 

 

And I should clarify, I don't think Kipo is doing anything on that makes it a better show on balance than SU simply because it handles one theme in a particular way. But I do think it's the most nuanced treatment of this idea I've seen in a recent cartoon. Something the video doesn't add that Cabooceratops and I talked about after seeing the show is that they still save Scarlemagne from Disney Villaining himself in his own trap. 

 

SU is just one of the few cases in cartoons of a hero who genuinely tries to do everything right in terms of bringing the villain around to reason, so most shows aren't in the running for the next step of asking what happens when you do everything right and it's just not enough.


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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