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@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 10:54 PM)

If it's seasonal affective disorder, check with your doc about vitamin D supplements.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 December 2019 - 12:46 PM)

That's what I was thinking too, It's the christmas rush and if that's not stressful enough the cold weather can also impact mental health.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 12:41 PM)

Might be a stupid question given the comment, BUT: have you done anything outside the ordinary lately? Might just be a stress reaction.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 December 2019 - 12:29 PM)

I've experienced sleep paralysis with ghostly images and similar things in the past and can snap out of it through moving my fingers. I've definitely hallucinated before and members of both sides of the family have had similar experience, some suffered forms of mental instability in two cases schizophrenia.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 10:47 AM)

So... either a hallucination or night terrors. Are you prone to this kind of thing?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 11:55 PM)

It kept repeating until I sat up.

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 11:54 PM)

I've been up since three and when sheepish I was hallucinating something knocking twice against my bedroom door.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 December 2019 - 06:58 PM)

Then repaint Apeface and Snapdragon as Transmetal Optimus Primal and Megatron. It's crazy enough to work.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (07 December 2019 - 05:32 PM)

Moral imperative.

@  Nevermore : (07 December 2019 - 05:13 PM)

Wishful thinking, rumor or leak?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 04:48 PM)

Snapdragon for Earthrise.

@  TM2-Megatron : (04 December 2019 - 10:22 PM)

Still not the weirdest thing a Nic Cage character has done in a film

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 December 2019 - 04:00 PM)

Couldn't be worse than him pissing fire as Ghost Rider.

@  Rycochet : (04 December 2019 - 03:38 PM)

The Tim Burton Superman Movie is the DC movie we deserve. It would have Nic Cage in a technosuit punching polarbears.

@  Paladin : (04 December 2019 - 02:59 PM)

Wonder Woman was great. Shazam was amazing. Aquaman... exists.

@  RichardT1977 : (04 December 2019 - 01:54 PM)

TBF, Aquaman and Shazam! were pretty good.

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 December 2019 - 01:00 PM)

Not a difficult feat.

@  Benbot : (04 December 2019 - 11:50 AM)

You just put more effort into telling a compelling story than all of WB's execs.

@  Cybersnark : (04 December 2019 - 11:41 AM)

Cue the flashback to Jonathan, reassuring a terrified child: "What you are is never as important as who you are." Cue Superman's response to Brainiac: "I already know who I am."*John Williams fanfare plays*

@  Cybersnark : (04 December 2019 - 11:38 AM)

I don't think we even really need to see Krypton. I'd start with Clark growing up in Kansas, thinking he's normal, and follow him through the development of his powers. There've been enough alternate takes on Krypton that it could actually work as a mystery; is this the pre-Crisis utopia, the sterile science world, or the relic of a fallen empire? Brainiac was there, and he tempts Clark with the knowledge of what he really is.

@  Otaku : (04 December 2019 - 11:12 AM)

First, a Krypton film, ending with baby Kal-El being found on Earth.  Then Supe's early career film, establishing his values... and if Jonothan Kent needs to die, it happens because of something like a heart attack while Clark is savnig folks on the other side of the world.  After we know Clark minimizes property damage and never kills, have Zod & Company show up and force him to make tough choices.

@  Otaku : (04 December 2019 - 11:07 AM)

Man of Steel seems like someone came up with a Superman trilogy and then the execs said "We've got to catch up to Marvel, make it one film!".  I don't mean that based on the film's actual pacing, but because various story beats make more sense to me if they weren't all squished together.

@  Cybersnark : (03 December 2019 - 07:44 PM)

I've been wanting to write a Superman movie trilogy for years; "Man of Steel" (featuring a Terminator-like Brainiac) was going to be first, with "Last Son of Krypton" (featuring the Eradicator) as the sequel and "Man of Tomorrow" (in which Luthor makes his face-heel turn) as the conclusion. Thanks to Snyder I have to re-arrange my titles.

@  Nevermore : (03 December 2019 - 06:15 PM)

I still wish "Man of Steel" had instead been an adaptation of both the John Byrne miniseries of the same name and the Jeph Loeb/Tim Sale miniseries "Superman For All Seasons".

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (03 December 2019 - 04:42 PM)

A take I just read: Man of Steel is shot with such a lack of lighting that it is easier to discern what is going on in a porn film.

@  Maximus Ambus : (03 December 2019 - 12:20 PM)

Making Soylant is harder then it looks, it's not like the movies, you have to keep whacking and hacking at the ingredient, it'll scream and fight, maybe bite but eventually it will go down.

@  Paladin : (03 December 2019 - 11:48 AM)

varies from person to person.

@  Benbot : (03 December 2019 - 11:34 AM)

It's an acquired taste

@  CORVUS : (03 December 2019 - 11:17 AM)

Soylent? Its pretty awful.

@  unluckiness : (03 December 2019 - 02:49 AM)

Depends on your denomination of Christianity

@  Patch : (02 December 2019 - 05:52 PM)

@Benbot Do they have a soy-free version? Like maybe just "Lent?"

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 December 2019 - 02:03 PM)

Just occurred to me 'Autobot' Megatron happened in Target 2006.

@  Benbot : (02 December 2019 - 11:48 AM)

have you tried Soylent? It's pretty good! https://soylent.com/

@  Paladin : (02 December 2019 - 10:01 AM)

i prefer free-range human usually. pain in the ass to hunt though...

@  TheMightyMol... : (02 December 2019 - 09:42 AM)

If your human is all bones, you may have purchased a skeleton by accident. Contact your grocer to inquire about exhange policies.

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 December 2019 - 09:31 AM)

Vegans are categorised as human therefore just fall under Soylant, they are usually all bones.

@  wonko the sane? : (01 December 2019 - 04:47 PM)

Cause... that latter one is technically all burgers anyway.

@  wonko the sane? : (01 December 2019 - 04:46 PM)

So... a burger made without meat, or a burger made with the meat taken from a vegan?

@  Maximus Ambus : (01 December 2019 - 04:22 PM)

I had a vegan burger last week, this week I'll give a vegan steak a shot.

@  wonko the sane? : (30 November 2019 - 12:37 PM)

a proper paradox would have broken the board. Nice try though.

@  Maximus Ambus : (30 November 2019 - 01:47 AM)

This shout is empty.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (30 November 2019 - 12:01 AM)

I've got the admit. tubi tv is great. It's got a lot of stuff.. Including Super Sentai.

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 November 2019 - 10:35 PM)

There is frankly no better place to (legally) find schlock on the internet for free than Tubi TV

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 November 2019 - 10:33 PM)

It's got all the graphic violence and gratuitous nudity a late 80s OVA should have.

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 November 2019 - 10:32 PM)

Available for free with ads on Tubi TV.

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 November 2019 - 10:32 PM)

It's "Goku: Midnight Eye". Originally produced in the late 80s, it apparently wasn't dubbed until the late 90s given Steve Blum was the lead.

@  wonko the sane? : (29 November 2019 - 06:38 PM)

The description makes it sound like some high grade, mid 80's shlock. Which, frankly, is my groove.

@  TheMightyMol... : (29 November 2019 - 12:37 PM)

Was wondering how long it would take someone to ask.

@  wonko the sane? : (29 November 2019 - 09:58 AM)

okay, it's been like two days so far: what anime is this, cause I'm dying to know.

@  Steevy Maximus : (27 November 2019 - 09:23 PM)

You know you're in for a good time when an old anime starts with a crime lord uses roller skates in his cybernetic legs to skate down the side of the building, launches to a dock and into a getaway boat.


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Posted 08 December 2008 - 10:36 AM

I had fun watching the show, but like the many incarnations (minus Begins/ Dark Knight) of Batman. they made him infalable. icon-primal.gif




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Posted 08 December 2008 - 12:33 PM

I really enjoyed the latest episode. Seeing Aquaman's punishment of his brother was great!

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Posted 08 December 2008 - 01:15 PM

That's actually now my second favorite version of Aquaman. I still like the David version where he's basically Namor but with a beard and a hook for a hand but man this glory-hog storyteller was pretty awesome...and original!

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Posted 08 December 2008 - 02:22 PM

I would watch an hour long episode about the time Aquaman wore an eyepatch and infiltrated a crew of pirates.
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Posted 08 December 2008 - 02:29 PM

They should have given Aquaman the Minty Hand of DOOM.

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Posted 08 December 2008 - 02:34 PM

Maybe he wore one...the time he wore an eyepatch and infiltrated a crew of pirates.

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Posted 08 December 2008 - 02:55 PM

QUOTE(Lieger @ Dec 8 2008, 08:36 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I had fun watching the show, but like the many incarnations (minus Begins/ Dark Knight) of Batman. they made him infalable. icon-primal.gif


I think in this particular case that's kinda part of the gimmick.
This is pretty much the Adam West/silver age style Batman. The Batman who always has just the right tool in his utility belt and always has the proper training to overcome any obstacle.
(To be honest, if they don't manage to use the Bat-Shark repellent in at least one episode I'm going to a little disappointed.)

Blocking telepathic signals using Tibetan "techniques"?
Disabling a mutagenic doomsday device he's never even seen before in less than a minute while fighting with a Gorilla?

Sure why not... he's Batman.



On the subject of Aquaman however.
I'm actually pretty okay with this incarnation, he's still the most useless superhero ever but at least he hides it under a mask of swashbuckling bravado.
It's worlds better than his role in the Justice League: New Frontier animation.

"Durrrrr hey guys, I know you just averted the apocalypse and rekindled the American dream, sorry I'm late can I be a hero too?"

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Posted 13 December 2008 - 07:23 PM

So...wow.

The Brave & The Bold christmas special was a lot darker than I had expected.

Oh sure it starts off in typical dorky fashion what with the Santa Claus vs The Martians...I mean "Holidays for Neptune" bit and then quickly sinks into the Batman origin story episode, and all that it implies.

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Posted 13 December 2008 - 07:45 PM

The chrstmas special was the first episode I've seen. It was like watching the Venture Brothers.

It HAS to be intentionally overdone for comedic purposes.

Batman leaping from flying saucer to flying saucer stabbing them to death. Riding one into a giant xmas tree and burning it down. Punching the heads off santa robots. Throwing a batarang into a santabot and having him combust, burning the skin to show a Terminator style skull...right in front of little kids.

Nevermind the hilarious over-serious dialogue, like the repetition of "Crime doesn't take a holiday" or whatever it was he said.

I vastly prefer Batman to be dark and brooding. The movie series provided the opportunity for people to take the character seriously and as a mature story. Light stuff like this seems like it sets things back. Yet, the show was hilarious. I'll watch it again next week. Though I wish this was some other hero than batman. I loved the show, but not as Batman.

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Posted 13 December 2008 - 10:53 PM

So who was this villain? He looks like they couldn't be bothered to use Toyman.

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Posted 13 December 2008 - 11:15 PM

QUOTE(Database @ Dec 13 2008, 08:53 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So who was this villain? He looks like they couldn't be bothered to use Toyman.

Yeah, I've never heard of Funhouse either. But according to the JLU Season 2 commentaries, series creator James Tucker seems to have an encyclopedic knowledge of obscure villains. They didn't use Toyman because they're making an active effort to steer away from villains who have been used extensively in Bruce Timm's DCAU.

And yeah, this episode was kind of a shock to me. I was expecting an average episode of the series, but then, seeing "The Mark of Zorro" on the marquee was like a punch in the stomach. I wouldn't say this was the best adaptation of Batman's origin, but it was very effective for this episode.

Oh, and for the longest time, I hated those shoulder pads on Red Tornado, but now that we know why they're there, I think they're kinda cool icon-ironhide.gif

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Posted 13 December 2008 - 11:19 PM

QUOTE(Solarstorm @ Dec 14 2008, 12:45 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The chrstmas special was the first episode I've seen. It was like watching the Venture Brothers.

It HAS to be intentionally overdone for comedic purposes.

Batman leaping from flying saucer to flying saucer stabbing them to death. Riding one into a giant xmas tree and burning it down. Punching the heads off santa robots. Throwing a batarang into a santabot and having him combust, burning the skin to show a Terminator style skull...right in front of little kids.

Nevermind the hilarious over-serious dialogue, like the repetition of "Crime doesn't take a holiday" or whatever it was he said.

I vastly prefer Batman to be dark and brooding. The movie series provided the opportunity for people to take the character seriously and as a mature story. Light stuff like this seems like it sets things back. Yet, the show was hilarious. I'll watch it again next week. Though I wish this was some other hero than batman. I loved the show, but not as Batman.

People don't need dark and brooding in these trying times though. Dark and brooding batman is poser batman to me. He becomes redudant and stale after a while... I don't like to quote PvP, but dark and brooding leads to this.
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Posted 13 December 2008 - 11:29 PM

Before I add wnything to this conversation, let me say this: I do not care for Batman. He's just kinda boring. However, Begins was very good and the Joker is my favorite bad guy ever (the Mark Hammil version mostly, haven't seen Dark Knight yet but it looks pretty good).

Now I'll say this: I saw the Aquaman episode. I also don't like Aquaman. But this...was great! It made me laugh and kept me interested!

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Posted 14 December 2008 - 12:23 AM

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QUOTE(Database @ Dec 13 2008, 08:53 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So who was this villain? He looks like they couldn't be bothered to use Toyman.

Yeah, I've never heard of Funhouse either. But according to the JLU Season 2 commentaries, series creator James Tucker seems to have an encyclopedic knowledge of obscure villains. They didn't use Toyman because they're making an active effort to steer away from villains who have been used extensively in Bruce Timm's DCAU.

And yeah, this episode was kind of a shock to me. I was expecting an average episode of the series, but then, seeing "The Mark of Zorro" on the marquee was like a punch in the stomach. I wouldn't say this was the best adaptation of Batman's origin, but it was very effective for this episode.

Oh, and for the longest time, I hated those shoulder pads on Red Tornado, but now that we know why they're there, I think they're kinda cool icon-ironhide.gif


While I can understand that, even as far as Obscure villians go; Fun House really just feels like a poor man's Toyman. Both being men the dress up as Jesters and used toys and robotics for their crimes. Just feels like they went with a stylized Superfriends Toyman and changed the name for some weird reason.

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Posted 14 December 2008 - 01:22 AM

And the moral of this episode?

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Posted 14 December 2008 - 02:19 AM

QUOTE(Database @ Dec 14 2008, 05:23 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
While I can understand that, even as far as Obscure villians go; Fun House really just feels like a poor man's Toyman. Both being men the dress up as Jesters and used toys and robotics for their crimes. Just feels like they went with a stylized Superfriends Toyman and changed the name for some weird reason.

On this, I found out something interesting lately... Fun Haus (correct way to spell it)'s motive operandi isn't even the Toyman's. Some people on Toonzone mentioned that there was a evil toy company in the DC universe with the same evil toy motive called Fun Haus Inc. : ) Talk about obscure references... they just anthro-ed the company into a character.
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Posted 14 December 2008 - 10:35 AM

They missed a perfectly good excuse for someone to ask Batman what he was getting his parents for Christmas.
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Posted 14 December 2008 - 10:48 AM

Last night's episode was the first time I've ever watched an episode of Brave and the Bold. I LOVED it. The mix of Silver-agey, Adam-westy goofiness with a solid story and action was amazing. Are they all that awesome?

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Posted 14 December 2008 - 11:05 AM

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Are they all that awesome?

Yes. Yes they are.

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Posted 14 December 2008 - 05:17 PM

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Last night's episode was the first time I've ever watched an episode of Brave and the Bold. I LOVED it. The mix of Silver-agey, Adam-westy goofiness with a solid story and action was amazing. Are they all that awesome?


Yes they are, although the Batman/Red Tornado episode was significantly more serious than previous episodes.

That being said I've loved every episode I've seen.
It's not my favorite take on the Batman but it's fun and enjoyable, and in the end I guess that's what matters most.