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@  Nevermore : (17 January 2019 - 08:19 PM)

I'm also only reading the trades. So I'm still missing... two volumes that are currently only available as hardcovers? Three?

@  Trpodeca : (17 January 2019 - 06:22 PM)

Astro City is great. Since I only read the trades, there probably won't be a big change for me.

@  ZakuConvoy : (17 January 2019 - 05:34 PM)

I have. Great series. Hopefully the transition to OGNs will be a smooth one.

@  Nevermore : (17 January 2019 - 07:20 AM)

Anyone here reading Kurt Busiek's Astro City?

@  Verity Carlo : (16 January 2019 - 01:12 PM)

https://sites.google...ations---part-1awwwww shit

@  Benbot : (16 January 2019 - 12:36 PM)

Remember the Noid? He steals pizzas!

@  Steevy Maximus : (16 January 2019 - 10:47 AM)

That said, the old "Nester" character from Nintendo Power IS owned by Nintendo, and I could see a homage in there

@  Steevy Maximus : (16 January 2019 - 10:46 AM)

Because technically DiC created the character, Nintendo does not own him.

@  Paladin : (16 January 2019 - 10:28 AM)

sidebar- why is "Captain N" not in Smash yet? that seems like such an easy option.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 January 2019 - 09:18 AM)

The 90's mario cartoons had exactly three character aspects to work with: fat, italian and plumber. He wasn't exactly wrenching pipes in every episode, so they had to do something...

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 January 2019 - 07:31 AM)

It's in another castle.

@  unluckiness : (16 January 2019 - 06:24 AM)

i HOpE sHe mADe LotSA SPAGHETTI

@  Locoman : (16 January 2019 - 06:17 AM)

Mario, wherever you are, HEEEEEEEELP!

@  unluckiness : (16 January 2019 - 06:07 AM)

That's Mama Luigi to you, Mario *wheeze*

@  Pennpenn : (16 January 2019 - 02:24 AM)

It's too hot here.

@  Echowarrior : (15 January 2019 - 11:03 PM)

I liked the Super Mario Brothers Super Show the best myself.

@  Sabrblade : (15 January 2019 - 10:35 PM)

There's always the three Mario cartoons DiC made back in the 80s.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 09:48 PM)

So they could make a show that everyone would scream was an adventure time knockoff? I get what you're saying, but I can't see it being well received.

@  Sean Whitmore : (15 January 2019 - 08:47 PM)

The fact that Adventure Time was on the air for 8 years and at no point did Nintendo hand the creators a large sack of money and say, "Please make a Mario thing for us" will forever anger me.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 07:03 PM)

There was so much awesome put into design and conception of the super mario bros. movie, and it didn't even need the branding: but it wouldn't have made it to the screen without the branding.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 January 2019 - 06:56 PM)

Many aspects of it have stuck in my memory, though. The boots, the devolution ray, the aesthetic of the dinosaur city

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 January 2019 - 06:55 PM)

I had no idea there was another Mario Bros. movie coming out, though. Doubt it'll top the first one, it was just so bizarre

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 January 2019 - 06:55 PM)

They already act a bit like minions; they just aren't stupid

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 05:35 PM)

The trouble is: I honestly can't decide if making them minions would be better or worse than the continuously shrill voices they've used for the last 20 years.

@  Paladin : (15 January 2019 - 05:27 PM)

hope everyone's ready for Toads to look, act & sound like the Minions forever...

@  Lancer : (15 January 2019 - 04:54 PM)

I mean, considering Illumination is making the new Mario movie, Super Mario Bros. 1993 won't be the worst Mario movie anymore

@  Sabrblade : (15 January 2019 - 04:36 PM)

"Sir, your pizza's here." "Not now!"

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 04:28 PM)

Actually, yeah. I think I need to watch it again. Great movie.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 January 2019 - 03:44 PM)

It's a fun movie with amazing sets. As long as you don't try to connect it to anything else Mario, it's fine.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 January 2019 - 03:38 PM)

Damn, I haven't thought about the Super Mario Bros. feature film in forever. Need to watch it again, soon; I can only imagine it gets better with time.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 January 2019 - 03:21 PM)

Re:Zero is a fantastic series.

@  ▲ndrusi : (15 January 2019 - 03:10 PM)

Yeah it's not a bad concept, it's just that lately the term is associated with "I, a Loser Everyman, Woke Up In a Generic Fantasy Setting Where I'm Super Special So Now Girls Orbit Me"

@  Sabrblade : (15 January 2019 - 12:59 PM)

So too is the old Super Mario Bros movie

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 12:28 PM)

I went and looked up the term "isekai"... that's not actually as bad as I thought it was going to be.

@  ▲ndrusi : (15 January 2019 - 12:19 PM)

I'm not sure, but the cartoon segments of The Super Mario Bros. Super Show are.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 January 2019 - 12:12 PM)

Wait. A. Minute. Is Blaster Master an isekai?

@  MEDdMI : (15 January 2019 - 08:49 AM)

*Dragon Slave*

@  Xellos : (15 January 2019 - 06:22 AM)

I used to use a pic like that as my avatar for years, but that... is a secret.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 January 2019 - 02:07 AM)

Is Flatland an isekai?

@  MEDdMI : (14 January 2019 - 11:16 PM)

@Xellos Every time I see you post, I picture Xellos' infuriating smug grin and finger waggling with the "sore wa hi*mi*tsu*desu <3"

@  Waspinator : (14 January 2019 - 09:50 PM)

The Last Starfighter is also one of those

@  Cybersnark : (14 January 2019 - 09:28 PM)

Astronaut gets shot through a wornhole and ends up on a living starship full of escaped alien prisoners.

@  Cybersnark : (14 January 2019 - 09:28 PM)

I realized a few months ago that Farscape is a sci-fi-based Isekai.

@  Sabrblade : (14 January 2019 - 09:03 PM)

The Thor movies and Enchanted, as well.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (14 January 2019 - 08:45 PM)

@xellos We get to many of those in Hollywood movies.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 January 2019 - 08:13 PM)

Re:Creators!

@  Xellos : (14 January 2019 - 07:47 PM)

There is also Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero, where people regularly get summoned to a fantasy world, then eventually sent back with their accumulated powers (and the main character smuggles the demon lord's daugher by his request, which is a no-no)

@  Waspinator : (14 January 2019 - 07:23 PM)

We need more inverse isekais, like The Devil is a Part-Timer

@  ▲ndrusi : (14 January 2019 - 04:11 PM)

I feel like Tron is pushing it but I can't actually come up with an argument to that effect

@  Pennpenn : (14 January 2019 - 03:21 PM)

To Arazyr- I don't see why it wouldn't be.


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Posted 26 February 2018 - 04:59 PM

I did some re-arranging in my bedroom. I wound up losing a shelf for my transformers, but I like the new layout and more open feel immensely. I mean, now there's some holes to patch in the walls, and consequently some painting to do, but worth the effort ultimately.



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Posted 21 March 2018 - 07:39 PM

I really hope that I'm not jumping the gun, but I might have a job starting tomorrow.


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Posted 12 June 2018 - 08:18 AM

I just found out that the one guy at work that I can't stand is transferring to another job! Woot!


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Posted 19 July 2018 - 06:15 PM

So, I just got a call from my brother. Turns out my nephew (Rory! Who just turned two years old.) starting saying a new word! So I started freaking out: what did he hear me say, and who did he repeat it to. I hope I didn't get the little brat kicked out of his daycare cause of it.

 

Me brother turns on the speaker phone, and clear as day, I can hear Rory in the background repeating his NEW favorite word!

 

"BREAD"

 

Over, and over, and over. well, the boy does love him some carbs. Still bad for you, but at least not vulgar.

 

Now, before you go and ask "why would one vulgar word get him kicked out of his daycare", I will explain. I already taught Rory how to count... to metal. I started making the numbers on my hand, and I did it such a way that I threw up the horns. So: One... Two... METAL (Shakes hand in the air.) three... And when they practiced counting at the daycare, he dutifully repeated what uncle chriss taught him... much to the confusion of all the educators there. I am apparently a VERY good bad influence on him. Cause... he learned how to count, and hail satan. I am also ridiculously vulgar, and surprisingly creative in my vulgarity at times. So yeah...


Edited by wonko the sane?, 19 July 2018 - 06:16 PM.


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Posted 03 August 2018 - 10:44 AM

Found roadtrap! Finally!



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Posted 06 August 2018 - 10:09 PM

Just did a draft of 8 pages' worth of script for a one-off comic book I had the idea for. 



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Posted 28 October 2018 - 06:38 PM

Splurged on a new SSD for the computer. Not going to have to pick and choose what games get the fast treatment anymore.



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Posted 28 October 2018 - 11:30 PM

Just did a draft of 8 pages' worth of script for a one-off comic book I had the idea for. 

 

On page 16 now. 

 

Got stuck on how to do a critical scene, but thanks to some chatting with peeps on the Discord I have a few ideas now. 



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Posted 17 November 2018 - 06:23 PM

Macaroni and cheese, chicken nuggets and chocolate milk for dinner. I'mma hate myself come morning, but in this moment: bliss.



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Posted 26 November 2018 - 01:05 AM

I'm so tired of not being a multimillionaire.


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Posted 27 November 2018 - 12:15 PM

I rebuilt the arm rests on my computer chair... again.

 

I did, however, learn over the last time: Instead of layering the foam, I rolled it. And instead of reusing the course fabric that covered the original arm rests, I bought a microfiber throw blanket from the dollar store and used that. Much softer cover and there's air space in the foam for it bounce back.



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Posted 08 December 2018 - 08:19 AM

I got my new alarm clock yesterday. This neat little thing.

https://www.wish.com...032cd20fc34ba4c

In green. I wanted something big enough I could check without needing my glasses. The problem is: even the dimmest setting is a night light.

 

Solution: There is a clear plastic cover over each cell. I took a micro screwdriver, pried all the covers out and spray painted them BLACK. Cut the outgoing light easily by half, but didn't affect the legibility. Plus there is now a nice contrast between the numbers and casing. Might need another coat but well find out tonight.

 

Edit: sun has set, and it's nice and dark. I had to do a second coat of black spray. It's harder to read when there's light in the room, but it's not FOR when there's light in the room.


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Posted 15 December 2018 - 10:27 AM

And there we go: found and subscribed to a new internet service provider. 3 times faster than the old connection for 14 bucks cheaper a month.



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Posted 21 December 2018 - 07:12 PM

Hallelujah, praise a god and pass the ammo! Two days of technical hugging HELL!!! The new internet provider sends some hugwit to do the install: manages to wires 80% of the house phones into the dryloop so only the one in the house is actually capable of sending and receiving calls AND he fails to connect the internet. Five hours of tech calls to the provider, to the company the installer came from (bell. Ugh.) and no end of runs arounds, hangs ups and stress head aches. Finally decide: hug it, done. And ring videotron back up to simply reconnect our old internet package: Which we succeed in doing: but then the ROUTER refuses to allow connections. Hard reset on the router: reconfigure the wireless, and we are LITERALLY back where we started almost three days ago except it cost hundreds of dollars, took more than two full days and ridiculous volumes of frustration: and I STILL need to call videotron back to see about upgrading which was the ENTIRE hugging POINT!

 

 

But at least everyone and everything is back online, and I can finish watching voltron on netflix tonight...



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Posted 22 December 2018 - 04:46 PM

Alright, so it's been a long day, and a long week: I brought out the bullit and poured myself a double. As I was walking away to go and get comfortable, my mother asked if she could try. She takes a sip and immediately recoils. It is quite powerful.

 

So I lock eyes with her and down it right then and there.

 

The look on her face was priceless. I wish I had a camera.



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Posted 26 December 2018 - 06:08 PM

Just spent 36 bucks to upgrade my oculus rift system. Wall mounts on swivel heads for the lighthouses. Finally going to be able to configure the system ONCE and leave it, instead of every time I use it cause of the cats.

 

Edit: Splurgerific! I bought the third sensor, another wall mount, and a PCI USB card to run all the sensors through. Oh, and some thumbstick gel caps for my razer wolverine. I am apparently still caustic.


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Posted 02 January 2019 - 12:37 PM

Neat: the third oculus sensor arrived today: and it came with a 16 foot USB wire! I'll be able to get it wired in (when the rest of the parts arrive.) running the cable through the suspended ceiling. Score!





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