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@  Tm_Silverclaw : (11 November 2019 - 11:33 PM)

But that requires actually going IN walmart. ;P

@  Liege : (11 November 2019 - 11:22 PM)

Pro tip for anyone hunting the for the Walmart 35th exclusives: try the seasonal aisles rather than the toy section. I found the display with all the exclusives and a bunch of the reflector wave practically untouched amongst those novelty arcade machines and a bunch of frozen merch.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (11 November 2019 - 09:45 PM)

Although that does spark an idea for me. In a new continuity, Censere the Necrobot could be the herald Cityspeaker for Quintessa the Necrotitan just to play on their monikers utilizing Greek for dead, nekrós.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (11 November 2019 - 09:26 PM)

I hate to burst your bubble, Maximus Ambus, but 90% of things said in IDW turned out to be amnesiac half-rememberings courtesy of Adaptus or outright lies courtesy of Shockwave.

@  Jenny : (11 November 2019 - 08:54 AM)

The toy's designed to look like Wipe-Out, anyway.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 November 2019 - 08:14 AM)

Didn't they try to retcon that into a figure of speech because that connection went against everybody else's long-term plans?

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 November 2019 - 03:53 AM)

There's still some connection given Trypticon was created by Mortilus.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 November 2019 - 12:12 AM)

Yeah that toy doesn't exactly look like Necrobot.

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 08:24 PM)

But.... it's just "Necro" not "Necrobot".

@  TheMightyMol... : (10 November 2019 - 05:10 PM)

But why does the God of Death need a giant space kaiju? Wait, never mind, answered my own question.

@  Maximus Ambus : (10 November 2019 - 02:15 PM)

Yowza I just realised Titans Trypticon comes with Necro AKA Censere AKA Mortilus.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:15 PM)

I... think the best equivalent would actually be the British "There is room for improvement".

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:15 PM)

There's always a sense of irony to it, but what the ratio between irony (you really failed) and straightworwardness (at least you achieved something) is depends on the situation and the speaker.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:12 PM)

The meaning can be both literal (you succeed on one level but fail on another), or it can be utterly ironic (you fail in every regard but the most technical; or even worse, "you really gave your best"), and anything in between.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:10 PM)

For example: A singer can hit the notes really well, but clearly isn't a native speaker and what little of the lyrics you can make out sounds nothing like what it's supposed to be.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 November 2019 - 01:06 PM)

The premise seems to be the mixing of technical and aesthetic technical qualities towards the overall success.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 November 2019 - 01:05 PM)

But both "hollow victory" and pyrrhic victory" are referring to having lost as much as you've gained. IE; a battle was won but both armies were destroyed. The town being seiged is victorious, but all the soldiers are still dead. Nevermore's concept is more "You did it, but it's so ugly we don't know if you actually succeeded".

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 11:35 AM)

Alternately, one could probably also call it a "hollow victory".

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 11:35 AM)

Example: In the Powerpuff Girls episode "Uh Oh Dynamo", the monster-of-the-day was a really tough, giant-size one that required the use of a really destructive mech to defeat it. While the monster was ultimately beaten, the city of Townsville was utterly trashed by the mech's weapons in the process. So, while the city was saved from the monster, it was harmed even worse by the mech that saved it, making the victory bittersweet.

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 11:32 AM)

@Nevermore, sounds to me like what one might call a "bittersweet victory". The goal was met, but at great cost or by disastrous result that call into question if the achieved goal could even be called a success.

@  Arvegtor : (10 November 2019 - 09:40 AM)

Seems to be close enough to "Pyrrhic victory"

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 November 2019 - 09:37 AM)

What do you get from putting the German term through a translator?

@  wonko the sane? : (10 November 2019 - 08:57 AM)

That is a ridiculously interesting concept. But I don't think english has a singular term for what you're describing.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 08:28 AM)

Is there an English equivalent for what we Germans call "deductions in the B rating"? Context: Someone did something and suceeded on a technical level (as in, achieved the intended goal), but failed to some degree in the details, i.e. there was some collateral damage, or while a technical success, the end result is an aestetic failure. It can be used highly ironically, as in "barely achieved the intended goal, but failed so much in every aspect that's not purely technical that it might as well be considered an utter failure altogether." The German term is derived from the old judging syste in figure skating, which gave separate ratings for "technical merit" and "presentation", with the latter being the origin of the German term.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (10 November 2019 - 02:32 AM)

Huh. I did not know before today that "medieval" had an alternate spelling "mediaeval". Like "paleontology" and "palaeontology".

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 November 2019 - 04:15 PM)

'Beast Wars in underrated' the comment went. I exploded.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (09 November 2019 - 02:19 PM)

Absolutely.

@  wonko the sane? : (09 November 2019 - 02:14 PM)

So... you can look like a cop from the 70's AND a huge nerd at the same time?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (09 November 2019 - 02:09 PM)

I feel like the best way to carry the Switch would be an under-arm torso holster.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (09 November 2019 - 12:31 PM)

It's not. hell. If the 3DS zelda case just stretched a LITTLE more it would fit.

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 November 2019 - 03:38 AM)

I feel like the Switch Lite is a bit big to have hanging on your belt like that, but I don't take my Switch out with me often anyway.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (09 November 2019 - 01:13 AM)

I must be the only one who wants a switch lite case with a belt loop. o.O

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 November 2019 - 03:03 PM)

I'm gonna have "Chainsaw Buffet" and "Candy For the Cannibal" by Lordi playing in my head all night.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 November 2019 - 12:36 PM)

Trick or treaters can only consent to cannibalism in Germania.

@  Sabrblade : (07 November 2019 - 12:12 PM)

Hey, if the trick or treaters can't take some loving insults, that's their problem.

@  Arazyr : (07 November 2019 - 11:39 AM)

Just make sure to put the leftovers in the fridge, so they don't get spoiled.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 November 2019 - 11:10 AM)

I love children... but I can never eat a whole one.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 November 2019 - 09:52 AM)

I can neither confirm nor deny this allegation.

@  Paladin : (07 November 2019 - 09:46 AM)

...you don't roast the trick or treaters, do you....

@  wonko the sane? : (07 November 2019 - 09:38 AM)

A cold beer, a warm fire, some smores and trick or treaters... Man, you got this life thing down.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 November 2019 - 09:37 AM)

That actually sounds pretty awesome.

@  MEDdMI : (07 November 2019 - 08:59 AM)

we'll move to the open garage if it's raining

@  MEDdMI : (07 November 2019 - 08:58 AM)

every Halloween since we got a house, TMM and I chill in the driveway with a fire bowl and roast things while handing out candy. It's pretty great.

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 November 2019 - 03:42 AM)

Peter Cullen voiced King Kong let that sink in.

@  TM2-Megatron : (06 November 2019 - 11:42 PM)

I've noticed that after a year or two, though, people with children will start getting into it for their kids

@  TM2-Megatron : (06 November 2019 - 11:41 PM)

I think a lot of the decline you see in Halloween is due to newcomers to Canada who don't really get it... I mean,there are only a handful of countries in the world that practice this particular oddity

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (06 November 2019 - 12:29 PM)

I recently attended a talk on Samhain and its associated mythology by a professor from Limerick.

@  Otaku : (06 November 2019 - 11:49 AM)

Trunk or Treats have become more popular because it is supposed to be safer, and even if it isn't, it just tends to be easier for the Trick-or-Treaters.

@  wonko the sane? : (06 November 2019 - 11:00 AM)

That's okay: between ever more extreme weather, ever more violent society, and general paranoia of parents: halloweens not doing to well out here either.

@  Anonymous X : (06 November 2019 - 09:30 AM)

We used to have Bonfire Night here in the UK as our thing instead of Halloween... It's withered away for the most part. Halloween used to be the strange American tradition you knew of from ET or various cartoons


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#141 Destron D-69

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Posted 22 June 2008 - 08:10 PM

is Annihilation in trade form yet?

as long as Thor and Loki aren't Skrulls I'm cool

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Posted 23 June 2008 - 03:14 PM

I've seen the first 2 volumes of Annihilation in the local borders as Hardcovers so far.

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Posted 23 June 2008 - 03:54 PM

QUOTE(Destron D-69 @ Jun 22 2008, 08:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
is Annihilation in trade form yet?


All 3 volumes are available in hard and soft cover.

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Posted 23 June 2008 - 06:28 PM

As for Red Hulk's identity, I think it's

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Posted 25 June 2008 - 02:35 PM

This week's NA and MA will show Jessica Drew's and Henry Pym's past...


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Posted 26 June 2008 - 01:11 PM

QUOTE(MrBlud @ Jun 23 2008, 07:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
As for Red Hulk's identity, I think it's

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Thunderbolt Ross, Samson killing the Abomination (with a gun no less) makes little sense but Ross is a huge fan of guns plus Abomination killed Betty


Nah, I'm leaning towards
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But I think I need to reread my issue

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Posted 26 June 2008 - 01:44 PM

Wow, so it looks like the real Pym...
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is 'effin DEAD.

Wow. That's pretty huge for a side story.

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Posted 26 June 2008 - 02:45 PM

Wow, which issue? I have a bunch of issues unread at home

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Posted 26 June 2008 - 03:52 PM

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Wow, which issue? I have a bunch of issues unread at home


Mighty Avengers #15 (this week's)
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Posted 26 June 2008 - 05:11 PM

I read it, I don't think so.

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Posted 27 June 2008 - 01:51 AM

TONY IS A SKRULL....


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Posted 27 June 2008 - 02:51 AM

As for Pym (and anyone else the Skrulls captured)

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Posted 27 June 2008 - 04:04 AM

QUOTE(Destron D-69 @ Jun 27 2008, 01:51 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
TONY IS A SKRULL....


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Oh No They Did-ENT!!!

Come the frick on! I thought they said they wheren't going to do that! Besides, that is too easy of a retcon. All of Tony's jack-assery for the past few years just being chauked up to 'hey he's a skrull, you can love him again.'

that is cheap and lazy.
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Posted 27 June 2008 - 08:07 AM

QUOTE(MrBlud @ Jun 27 2008, 03:51 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
As for Pym (and anyone else the Skrulls captured)

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They (the Skrulls) have the person's blood poured over them. I guess it depends on how much blood is used. Since this is comic books, I'd assume the originals are being held somewhere

Actually they mentioned in Avengers, that Hank should kill the Scarlet Witch and that they could

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switch him out. Which means he's on ice somewhere

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Posted 27 June 2008 - 10:38 AM

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Actually they mentioned in Avengers, that Hank should kill the Scarlet Witch and that they could

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switch him out. Which means he's on ice somewhere


I'm assuming you mean the SpiderWoman centric New Avengers... I guess
that'd make sense... We still don't know how the Skrulls just up and took
over Hydra...
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Posted 28 June 2008 - 01:02 PM

Did anyone else pick Fantastic Four SI #2 and just started laughing through all the parts with Franklin and Val? Not only do they disobey Uncle Benjy, but they hijack a battlesuit from Reeds lab and kick some ass. Yet the best moment has to be how Franklin outsmarts Ben and Johnny on how to get out of the N-zone. Going through the Super-Villain prison. Plus Val's little "Yay, Prison" was just so cute and hilarious.

Oh and Johnny and Lyja fight and make up about ten years too late.

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#157 Daith

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Posted 29 June 2008 - 12:56 AM

Lol picked up Captain Britain and MI13 #2 from a newsstand today and I must admit there were some moments in there that make me want to make this book a regular. Not so much happens on the SI front other than the skrulls have invaded Avalon and taken all the magical artifacts to combine them into one relic to give to some magic combo demon they've made.

But the part that made me laugh had to be when Pete Wisdom calls out to a certain Tinkabelinos Hardleg, sacrificing his dignity (they had bedroom issues). And good lord this is by far not Disneys Tink. We're talking a fullsized fairy in a battle dress and armor on her right side with a Punk-goth look. I'm hoping theres more elabrated on further issues. Lol Peter "Pan" Wisdom, who'da thought.

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