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@  Paladin : (26 May 2020 - 08:10 PM)

it's too hugging hot today.

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 May 2020 - 03:39 PM)

I'll agree with you on that.

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 May 2020 - 03:39 PM)

*Figured -_-

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 May 2020 - 03:39 PM)

I fugured

@  Steevy Maximus : (25 May 2020 - 01:37 PM)

I'm actually sad Cyberverse won't get another season. 2 and 3 (of what I've seen) have REALLY nailed it in being fun little actions shows, like the Sunbow series.

@  Rycochet : (25 May 2020 - 01:00 PM)

Yes.

@  Maximus Ambus : (25 May 2020 - 12:52 PM)

I'm waiting for Animated season 4. Am I insane?

@  wonko the sane? : (25 May 2020 - 11:22 AM)

I'm waiting for the next season to show up on netflix.

@  Sabrblade : (25 May 2020 - 10:59 AM)

Many of us have already watched the rest of the Cyberverse episodes since the whole third season aired in the UK last September.

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 May 2020 - 10:18 AM)

*9th

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 May 2020 - 10:17 AM)

I just saw the 8th episode... omg

@  Bass X0 : (25 May 2020 - 01:28 AM)

Already seen it online.

@  -LittleAutob... : (24 May 2020 - 09:42 PM)

Who's excited for tomorrow? The only thing that makes Monday worth it is the Cyberverse episodes .-.

@  wonko the sane? : (24 May 2020 - 12:30 PM)

Welcome. I just came into that trick myself recently, so happy to share.

@  Nevermore : (24 May 2020 - 12:05 PM)

Thanks, wonko the sane? for the tip with the cloning. That helped a lot!

@  -LittleAutob... : (24 May 2020 - 12:02 PM)

Heheh.... yes... I don't think a sniper would be very good at making a vaccine... 0.0

@  Nevermore : (24 May 2020 - 11:48 AM)

All right! Cloning my old HHD to an SSD and then swapping out the drive was successful, it would appear. Finally.

@  Bass X0 : (24 May 2020 - 11:30 AM)

Scientist Perceptor is. Sniper Perceptor less so.

@  -LittleAutob... : (24 May 2020 - 10:51 AM)

Perceptor would be more responsible.

@  -LittleAutob... : (24 May 2020 - 10:48 AM)

Oof x~x

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 May 2020 - 10:45 AM)

He'd cure the virus, but he'd probably commit at least two crimes against nature and weaponize a third in the process.

@  -LittleAutob... : (24 May 2020 - 09:39 AM)

'Horrible consequences' would most likely happen with Brainstorm...

@  -LittleAutob... : (24 May 2020 - 08:16 AM)

Totally. And Percy's not even human. XD

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 May 2020 - 06:50 AM)

Can't do much worse than our current government, I say go for it.

@  Sabrblade : (23 May 2020 - 10:13 PM)

Little do we realize that the Perceptor in question is the Mini-Con combiner. :p

@  -LittleAutob... : (23 May 2020 - 10:11 PM)

He would!!!

@  -LittleAutob... : (23 May 2020 - 10:11 PM)

Horrible consequences? I... Doubt that would happen.

@  wonko the sane? : (23 May 2020 - 09:55 PM)

Even if he would come up with the answer by tomorrow.

@  wonko the sane? : (23 May 2020 - 09:54 PM)

I'd rather not deal with the horrible but unintended consequences of that.

@  -LittleAutob... : (23 May 2020 - 09:52 PM)

Lets let Perceptor make a vaccine for COVID-19. Who agrees with me :)

@  -LittleAutob... : (23 May 2020 - 08:43 PM)

I'll take your word for it. =D

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 May 2020 - 08:42 PM)

Although the TV edits of Robocop do contain some hilarity

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 May 2020 - 08:41 PM)

I can't think of any instance where sanitizing a film is a good thing.

@  -LittleAutob... : (23 May 2020 - 06:42 PM)

.... and thats a good thing? :doh

@  Steevy Maximus : (23 May 2020 - 06:39 PM)

I'm watching Predator on Starz! That means it has all the language and gore uncensored!

@  Sabrblade : (23 May 2020 - 04:23 PM)

*grabs popcorn*

@  -LittleAutob... : (23 May 2020 - 12:49 PM)

*watching everyone argue* O^O

@  fourteenwings : (23 May 2020 - 10:22 AM)

By that logic we might as well just get rid of the Shoutbox wholesale! I'd rather have like 3 or 4 things stuck for a week or so than one person dominating the whole thing (no offense Nevermore).

@  PlutoniumBoss : (23 May 2020 - 03:30 AM)

I would argue that "full of something one doesn't read" and "devoid of reading material" are functionally identical at the end-user level. :D

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 May 2020 - 07:58 PM)

If it emptied, it would become empty.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (22 May 2020 - 07:53 PM)

It would be the same effect as if the shoutbox simply emptied once or twice a week.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 May 2020 - 07:27 PM)

I don't see how having walls of the same guy on top whenever I go to any page on this site is "refreshing".

@  PlutoniumBoss : (22 May 2020 - 06:10 PM)

I don't know, I find the occasional flushing of the box to be refreshing.

@  Telly : (22 May 2020 - 04:20 PM)

but its gets annoying seeing a wall of text from him that takes up most of the shoutbox

@  PlutoniumBoss : (22 May 2020 - 03:53 PM)

Eh, that's just Nevermore.

@  fourteenwings : (22 May 2020 - 12:11 AM)

@Nevermore: Good rule of thumb is if you feel like you need not just multiple statements but also multiple shouts to make a point, best just make a thread.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 May 2020 - 05:36 PM)

Dude, do you just, not know when to stop?

@  Nevermore : (21 May 2020 - 03:35 PM)

Instead of "I have only ten hours to get all my stuff from place A to place B", it's more like "I temporarily stored 90% of my stuff in easily accessible place C in my spare time, so now I have ten hours to get the remaining 10% of my stuff over to the new place before permanently saying goodbye to the old place".

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 May 2020 - 03:33 PM)

At these point you two are just repeating what you already said.

@  Nevermore : (21 May 2020 - 03:32 PM)

Again using my "moving apartments" analogy. If you can store the stuff you don't immediately need for everyday life somewhere else, it reduces the critical time of permanently switching your primary base of residence over to the new place because there's less stuff to move when the time comes.


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#21 (Deactivated) Smitty

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Posted 26 May 2008 - 01:11 PM

Nattily Portman going for a 10 year old boy.

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Posted 26 May 2008 - 01:18 PM

QUOTE(Roadgrabber @ May 26 2008, 07:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Or The Wizard, which REALLY should have known better, where the kid gets a massive score in less than a minute on the demo screen


Plus, the kid got the secret whistle in the first castle stage without knowing that there is anything up there let alone a whistle to take him to the later worlds.

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Posted 26 May 2008 - 01:25 PM

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I tend to get bugged about any scene depicting animals doing wicked awesome stuff that totally goes against actual animal behavior and physiology.

Example 1: The fight between the Spinosaurus and the Tyrannosaurus in Jurassic Park 3. First off, this is why animals mark their territory with scents, so the less dominant predator doesn't go wandering around in the more dominant predator's hunting area. Secondly, if they do run into each other, they wouldn't immediately launch into BATTLE TO THE DEATH!!!1 since that would mean that even the winner would risk its future fitness and survival if it got injured during the struggle. It would more likely be a visual display of threats and the weaker combatant would back off.


I see you've neglected to mention when the Spino pulled a Steven Seagal at the end of the fight.
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Posted 26 May 2008 - 02:05 PM

Here's one that gets me. I'm completely okay with the fact that Sandman is a human made out of sand, and event the fact that he can make himself monsterous or resembled skin. However, him making his own clothing and then coloring it green drives me nuts.

Or that doc oc has an inhibitor chip that keeps these tentacles from turning him evil. Did he program them to be evil or something because he starts off by talking about how it keeps them from influencing him. Irritating.

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Posted 26 May 2008 - 02:20 PM

Empty, excessive CG. Sure, use it when it's something that's not physically plausible, but there's no substitute for using real human actors. See just about every movie with a large battle sequence (Lord of the Rings and Star Wars Episode 2 come to mind).

Speaking of Episode 2; why does their technology look so polished and new, and then apparently the entire galaxy downgrades by Episode 4? Annoying inconsistency.


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Posted 26 May 2008 - 02:34 PM

QUOTE(aDam @ May 26 2008, 05:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
HIGHLIGHT to view:
A man swinging from vine to vine with monkeys.

Fencing between two moving cars.

Stradling 2 moving cars while branches hit a man in the crotch.

A swarm of ants carrying away a person.


Just to name a few...



Hold up, the first two I give you credit, it would be nearly impossible to do that, however, the last one, the ants carrying away a person, is totally possible. Ants are supa strong. Ask any antomologist and they will agree with me.

Edited by Galenraff, 26 May 2008 - 04:30 PM.

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Posted 26 May 2008 - 02:54 PM

When there's a battle and yet someone/everyone knows exactly what is going on, where, at every second.

Depending on what kind of movie it is:

When the "hero" is able to shoot his gun with such accuracy that he can pick what part of the villain he will hit--ie, he's able to shoot a knife out of the villain's hand without any risk of killing the villain or his hostage. (by "what kind of movie," I don't mind this sort of thing in superhero movies, or over-the-top action flicks like Die Hard that you're not supposed to take seriously anyway, but in any film that's trying to be otherwise "realistic," giving the idea that RL cops and soldiers can reliably shoot weapons out of enemies' hands (ie, that a non-lethal shot is better than going for a killing shot) does no favour to cops and soldiers, because it doesn't work like that IRL.)
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Posted 26 May 2008 - 02:54 PM

QUOTE(Skysaurus @ May 26 2008, 01:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Bass X10 @ May 26 2008, 02:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Blaster contacts Optimus Prime on Moon Base 2 then Prime takes about a day to get to Earth.

Unicron eats the moon bases then takes ages to get to Cybertron aterwards.

I'm not sure if that's movie magic or contrived plot.


Yeah, I think a more appropriate "WTF" moment would be Prime calling up Jazz and Cliffjumper on a viewscreen...even though they're apparently in the next room or something, considering that a few minutes later, they're standing behind him. I guess Prime's one of those "Push a button on his desk to summon the secretary" types. ^ ^

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Posted 26 May 2008 - 02:57 PM

QUOTE(Moroboshi Ataru @ May 26 2008, 08:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Skysaurus @ May 26 2008, 01:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Bass X10 @ May 26 2008, 02:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Blaster contacts Optimus Prime on Moon Base 2 then Prime takes about a day to get to Earth.

Unicron eats the moon bases then takes ages to get to Cybertron aterwards.

I'm not sure if that's movie magic or contrived plot.


Yeah, I think a more appropriate "WTF" moment would be Prime calling up Jazz and Cliffjumper on a viewscreen...even though they're apparently in the next room or something, considering that a few minutes later, they're standing behind him. I guess Prime's one of those "Push a button on his desk to summon the secretary" types. ^ ^


Okay, how about when Bumblebee and Spike are running to their escape ship and pieces of the floor they are running on are being torn up yet Bumblebee and Spike are uneffected?

Yeah, Prime's probably the type of guy who doesn't want to have to shout across a room to somebody else.

Edited by Bass X10, 26 May 2008 - 02:57 PM.

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Posted 26 May 2008 - 03:00 PM

QUOTE(Bass X10 @ May 26 2008, 03:57 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Moroboshi Ataru @ May 26 2008, 08:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Skysaurus @ May 26 2008, 01:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Bass X10 @ May 26 2008, 02:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Blaster contacts Optimus Prime on Moon Base 2 then Prime takes about a day to get to Earth.

Unicron eats the moon bases then takes ages to get to Cybertron aterwards.

I'm not sure if that's movie magic or contrived plot.


Yeah, I think a more appropriate "WTF" moment would be Prime calling up Jazz and Cliffjumper on a viewscreen...even though they're apparently in the next room or something, considering that a few minutes later, they're standing behind him. I guess Prime's one of those "Push a button on his desk to summon the secretary" types. ^ ^


Okay, how about when Bumblebee and Spike are running to their escape ship and pieces of the floor they are running on are being torn up yet Bumblebee and Spike are uneffected?

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Posted 26 May 2008 - 03:08 PM

QUOTE(Moroboshi Ataru @ May 26 2008, 02:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Skysaurus @ May 26 2008, 01:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Bass X10 @ May 26 2008, 02:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Blaster contacts Optimus Prime on Moon Base 2 then Prime takes about a day to get to Earth.

Unicron eats the moon bases then takes ages to get to Cybertron aterwards.

I'm not sure if that's movie magic or contrived plot.


Yeah, I think a more appropriate "WTF" moment would be Prime calling up Jazz and Cliffjumper on a viewscreen...even though they're apparently in the next room or something, considering that a few minutes later, they're standing behind him. I guess Prime's one of those "Push a button on his desk to summon the secretary" types. ^ ^

...my strange train of thought makes me wanna see Spaceballs, as acted out by Transformers. With Prime as President Scroob. icon-fire.gif

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Posted 26 May 2008 - 03:12 PM

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Posted 26 May 2008 - 03:22 PM

QUOTE(Jesse (M_P) @ May 26 2008, 12:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(aDam @ May 26 2008, 01:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
HIGHLIGHT to view:
A man swinging from vine to vine with monkeys.

Fencing between two moving cars.

Stradling 2 moving cars while branches hit a man in the crotch.

A swarm of ants carrying away a person.


Just to name a few...

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HIGHLIGHT to view:
Also, falling off three waterfalls and emerging unscathed.

Edited by Galenraff, 26 May 2008 - 04:30 PM.


#34 wonko the sane?

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Posted 26 May 2008 - 03:25 PM

Actually, that's totally possible. I did it a couple of times when I was younger.

Course, it depends on what your contextual definition of it is.
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Posted 26 May 2008 - 03:30 PM

Also totally possible would be the scene from Temple of Doom where Indi and Willi jump from the window and onto three or four cloth overhangs and survives.
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Posted 26 May 2008 - 04:07 PM

taking a 10 minute ( to read ) kids book and making it into a feature length film..

( i just got back from a cheap theatre viewing of horton hears a who, and it was god awefull.. and i *like* kids movies! )





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Posted 26 May 2008 - 04:13 PM

first off, all you people disrespecting hackers are just fat.



you know what bugs me? both "It's okay, I've just been shot" and people talking during a gunfight. Nevermind how stupid it is when two people are able to dodge fifty gunmen with nothing but quasi-erotic dancing (Mr. And Mrs. Smith), however I guess I can understand how those two firearm misconceptions have developed after Hollywood has grown so distant from reality.


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Posted 26 May 2008 - 05:08 PM

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Also totally possible would be the scene from Temple of Doom where Indi and Willi jump from the window and onto three or four cloth overhangs and survives.

Oh! Mythbusters covered this... I just wish I could remember what conclusion they drew...
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Posted 26 May 2008 - 05:14 PM

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first off, all you people disrespecting hackers are just fat.


Oh, that was awesome!

Okay, here's my biggest peeves:

"I got shot? I forgot!" - People should not forget about bullet wounds. Even a grazing shot should hurt enough to be distracting, but having a hole in yourself should be downright unbearable, unless you're, like, a battle-hardened pirate or something. The best example I can remember off the top of my head is when the guy gets shot in the gut near the end of season 1 of Heroes, and a few minutes later he seems to have forgotten all about it. Like you can shake off something like that. That bugs me far and away more than the A-Team Effect.

Lazy wire effects - This shouldn't happen anymore. A movie produced in 2008 shouldn't feature someone who gets punched, so he picks up his legs and floats in a straight line through the air until he hits a wall. A super-powered jump should take off fast, slow down to the top of his arc, land as if, well, as if he's falling and hitting the ground, not like he's floating gently up into the air and back down at a constant speed. It seems to me this stuff should be possible with the editing, stunt and CG technology available these days.


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Posted 26 May 2008 - 05:50 PM

Sound in space, space ships fighting at a range of only a few hundred feet, starship fleets packed closely together, explosions in space (or at least, really big, long-lasting ones), visable lasers, sci-fi is not for people who like science.