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@  ▲ndrusi : (19 February 2020 - 02:34 PM)

Or do Japan's cultural values vary depending on exactly who you're trying to shut down?

@  ▲ndrusi : (19 February 2020 - 02:33 PM)

Could it be that, perhaps, these different cultural values might lead to a different approach seeming appropriate?

@  ▲ndrusi : (19 February 2020 - 02:32 PM)

Hm. Back when we were arguing about the Legends comic, I seem to recall being repeatedly told that Japan had different cultural values than the US (and therefore anyone who had a problem with anything at all was wrong to voice that opinion ever).

@  fourteenwings : (19 February 2020 - 07:23 AM)

Plus, as much as I hate to admit it, every single anime character is built to suit the audience's tastes so they buy more merch/do other things that allow $$$ to flow in the production committees direction, so the authenticity is certainly not for representation's sake.

@  fourteenwings : (19 February 2020 - 07:18 AM)

Both those anime air at midnight and are aimed at a very specific audience in a whole other media landscape. Major projects have press releases about almost everything, and there are groups just waiting to pat anybody on the back for doing what they want (GLAAD, HRC, etc)

@  B-Fox : (19 February 2020 - 03:16 AM)

It's funny that a friggin' anime about zombie idols and an anime about a school of anthropomorphic animals can have really positive trans characters WITHOUT a press release about their inclusion in the series prior to the episodes airing or having the creators announcing it on social media and patting themselves on the back for doing a thing.

@  TriBlurr : (18 February 2020 - 10:26 PM)

Vegan meat needs bacon

@  Paladin : (18 February 2020 - 08:43 PM)

vegan meat must taste delicious. they're grass-fed and regularly exercised....

@  wonko the sane? : (18 February 2020 - 06:57 PM)

Vegans are better than kids if you don't talk to them. They'll keep the lawn trimmed anyway.

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 February 2020 - 06:02 PM)

Do you want vegans? Because that's how you get vegans.

@  CORVUS : (18 February 2020 - 04:33 PM)

Hook up your sprinkler system to a canister of healthy organic carrot-juice. The kids won't be able to get off your lawn fast enough.

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 February 2020 - 03:59 PM)

Just use the hose.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 February 2020 - 03:52 PM)

Ask bing. It'll be a FAR more effective answer.

@  TrnsfrmGod : (18 February 2020 - 03:26 PM)

Google, how do I get those durned kids off my lawn?

@  TrnsfrmGod : (18 February 2020 - 03:26 PM)

Please ignore.  Old man here apparently doesn't know the difference between the "Search" field and the "Shoutbox" field.

 

Also doesn't know how to delete from the shoutbox

@  wonko the sane? : (18 February 2020 - 07:33 AM)

Huhn. Penny arcade was right, the division 2 is literally 3 dollars...

@  Steevy Maximus : (17 February 2020 - 11:05 PM)

Oh, Wicked Cool Toys got the Halo toy license. This is a big year for Jazwares

@  Steevy Maximus : (17 February 2020 - 07:02 PM)

iTunes/Apple TV has the complete Cowboy Bebop series for just $5!

@  fourteenwings : (17 February 2020 - 12:41 AM)

The Samsung Galaxy B-TOOM!

@  Paladin : (16 February 2020 - 07:20 PM)

business is booming.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 February 2020 - 06:49 PM)

SAmsung has you covered. Exploding phones.

@  Patch : (16 February 2020 - 05:21 PM)

Modern problems require modern solutions.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 February 2020 - 05:21 PM)

Japan seems to have a tradition of murder things where cellphones facilitate the killing instead. Like King's Game and Doubt.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 February 2020 - 05:17 PM)

Or there's just conveniently no reception, or all of their phones are dead at the same time. Or they're just stupid and forget about them.

@  Patch : (16 February 2020 - 04:41 PM)

Now the slasher villain has to go and knock over the nearest cell tower before butchering horny teenagers.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 February 2020 - 03:54 PM)

Think of all the horror and mystery movies that involve the bad guys cutting the phone line. Now think about how many people don't even have a land line to cut anymore.

@  Telly : (16 February 2020 - 03:47 PM)

its like that scene in commando. the bad guy has to get to a phone to call the big bad to tell him arnold isnt on the plane. that wouldnt happen today

@  Rycochet : (16 February 2020 - 03:18 PM)

Watching early episodes of the x-files will make you feel super old once you start to notice the techology they use, and the technology they lack.

@  Maximus Ambus : (16 February 2020 - 01:00 PM)

This guy.

@  Roddie Luver : (15 February 2020 - 10:55 PM)

Hey

@  Kalidor : (14 February 2020 - 03:01 PM)

The ones that get me are the "Uploaded 12 years ago" ones

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 February 2020 - 02:49 PM)

Makes you feel old, don't it?

@  Maximus Ambus : (14 February 2020 - 02:38 PM)

While browsing Youtube vids I read these comments: 'The X Files is such an underrated show' and another 'Brent Spiner is a underrated actor' I want to punch something.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 February 2020 - 12:16 PM)

Besides: cupid freaks me out. "Find someone to love, or I'll SHOOT YOU".

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 February 2020 - 12:11 PM)

It's just the day before Cheap Chocolate Day.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 February 2020 - 12:08 PM)

Meh, just more game time.

@  Paladin : (14 February 2020 - 10:55 AM)

Valentine's day. Bummer.

@  Otaku : (14 February 2020 - 10:41 AM)

So is that an occasion for congratulations or condolences, Telly?  I see it as a good thing, but that is a matter of personal preference; easier for me to keep straight who is who when the names don't change. XP

@  Telly : (14 February 2020 - 12:48 AM)

damn. ive been going by "telly" on here for nearly 14 years...

@  TM2-Megatron : (11 February 2020 - 08:06 PM)

I've seen it. It didn't really deliver on the title

@  Paladin : (11 February 2020 - 05:28 PM)

we don't need to see that. we're living it.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 February 2020 - 03:42 PM)

Anyone seen an old British movie called 'The Earth dies screaming' it's like a Doctor Who serial minus the Doctor.

@  TriBlurr : (09 February 2020 - 11:58 AM)

Needs more zone defense. Call Scrapper

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 February 2020 - 11:29 AM)

MORE POINTS FOR BLITZWING!

@  Donocropolis : (09 February 2020 - 09:33 AM)

MP-7 Thundercracker recovers....he's at the 40....the 20....AND HE SCORES!

@  PlutoniumBoss : (08 February 2020 - 10:37 PM)

Reserved for Masterpiece Kup.

@  Sabrblade : (08 February 2020 - 09:49 PM)

MP-10 Convoy redecoed.

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 February 2020 - 06:56 AM)

MP-9 Rodimus self-destructed.

@  Nevermore : (08 February 2020 - 06:51 AM)

MP-5 Megatron removed.

@  Bass X0 : (08 February 2020 - 05:20 AM)

MP-50 Tigatron and MP-51 Arcee revealed.


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#1 toymaker

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Posted 15 July 2009 - 03:23 PM

Figure I'd make a thread to discuss the comic by those who read it. It's going to be an 8 month or so ride so I figured we could have it all in one central spot.

I'm not going to spoil it but I want to throw in my 2 cents

Blackest Night #1? HOLY HUG. WOW. I figured it'll be like a rollercoaster. You buckle in and the first issue would you get excited going up the top and it'd give you a hot tease for the next issue. Hug. That. A dozen or so pages in and you get hit with a shovel. In the face. Repeatedly. Geoff Johns Hugging Rules


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Posted 15 July 2009 - 03:40 PM

I flipped through it at the comic shop...didn't buy it because the comic shop got screwed over by Diamond on the Black Lantern rings so I'm just going to wait for the Hardcover to come out. What a way to open an issue though...I knew this was going to be awesome. This should make up for the debacle that was final crisis last summer.

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Posted 15 July 2009 - 05:03 PM

I have chills going down my spine. It's not often a comic does that for me.

Wow.

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Ralph and Sue are the best Black Lanterns ever. The moment they were revealed to be Black Lanterns, that's when chills began.

And GODDAMN. When HIGHLIGHT to view:
J'onn told both Hal and Barry that they shouldn't be alive...better moment than the entire Sinestro Corps war.

Marvel's gonna have to step up with Cap: Reborn.

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But in the current, digitized world, trivial information is accumulating every second, preserved in all its triteness. Never fading, always accessible. Rumors about petty issues, misinterpretations, slander... All this junk data preserved in an unfiltered state, growing at an alarming rate. It will only slow down social progress, reduce the rate of evolution. You seem to think that our plan is one of censorship. What we propose to do is not to control content, but to create context.


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Posted 15 July 2009 - 08:48 PM

Who knew that HIGHLIGHT to view:
Black Hand would be quite possibly the most important GL villian ever?
Signatures are overrated.

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Posted 16 July 2009 - 08:48 AM

So uh...

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is the goal to make every hero who was at Crisis a Black Lantern? I'm glad they killed Kendra, this incarnation of Hawkgirl has been very annoying



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Posted 17 July 2009 - 09:34 AM

QUOTE(VeritasZB @ Jul 16 2009, 08:48 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So uh...

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is the goal to make every hero who was at Crisis a Black Lantern? I'm glad they killed Kendra, this incarnation of Hawkgirl has been very annoying



NO, from what I understand, anybody who has died can be Black Lantern, hero, civilians, villains, aliens......... everybody. NO heart beat, no problem.... BOOM black lantern (hey atleast they are not picky)

As for the comics itself................ GREAT SCOT BATMAN icon-ironhide.gif icon-ironhide.gif icon-ironhide.gif
I knew Blackest NIght is gonna be a great ride and on the 1st issue, it started out as a big roller coster WHOOOOO
Keep them comming DC (I might actually stop by the blood bank to excahnge blood for money) icon-fire.gif icon-fire.gif icon-fire.gif

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Noticed when the hawk's heart turn to dust, the black ring's power lever went up 0.01%(that's how they re-charge the black rings)....... I think this will become a major story point. Nobody knows what will happened when a black ring get's to be 100% charge....I'm thinking Armagedon powers

PLUS: the freebee black ring is great. all i need now is to remember the black oath

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Posted 17 July 2009 - 09:44 AM

Holly crap HIGHLIGHT to view:
Sue Dibny!!!


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Posted 17 July 2009 - 10:05 AM

do we have to type with spoiler tags?

there's a warning on the topic about spoilers.

Either way, Ralph and Sue were super creepy as Black Lanterns. I like how he has her wrapped up in his hand.

I'm sure the only way to kill a Black Lantern is to pump them full of life, thus how everyone will come back to life.

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Posted 17 July 2009 - 10:19 AM

No, I don't think spoiler tags are needed in this thread. I'll edit the title to make it perfectly clear.

As for Sue Dibny, she was of course a ghost detective until this. I wonder if the Black Lanterns just take over the body and warped personality of the person, or if they take over their "soul" as well.
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Posted 17 July 2009 - 10:41 AM

Hey Defunct,
Since this is the big DC storyline for the next few months, can we pin this thread?

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Posted 17 July 2009 - 11:11 AM

QUOTE(Defunct @ Jul 17 2009, 08:19 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
No, I don't think spoiler tags are needed in this thread. I'll edit the title to make it perfectly clear.

As for Sue Dibny, she was of course a ghost detective until this. I wonder if the Black Lanterns just take over the body and warped personality of the person, or if they take over their "soul" as well.


I've been wondering, myself. I'm going to assume such, although seeing the disembodied spirits of Ralph and Sue confront their reanimated corpses could be interesting.

I've also been wondering, how do they (or do they?) deal with dead characters where there's no body? I mean, in the case of Firestorm, there shouldn't have been a body, given the explosive nature of his death, but they've just retconned Ronnie Raymond's grave into existence. Still, I expect it wouldn't be hard to find examples of characters that they wouldn't be able to do that for....

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Posted 17 July 2009 - 11:13 AM

QUOTE(combiner1 @ Jul 17 2009, 10:34 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Noticed when the hawk's heart turn to dust, the black ring's power lever went up 0.01%(that's how they re-charge the black rings)....... I think this will become a major story point. Nobody knows what will happened when a black ring get's to be 100% charge....I'm thinking Armagedon powers


My kooky thought that was since these are basically the anti-lanterns the power level going up is actually them getting weaker.

It would seem that to get to 100% Each ring would have to 'kill' 10,000 people.

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Posted 17 July 2009 - 11:24 AM

QUOTE(Lord Zhufor @ Jul 17 2009, 11:41 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hey Defunct,
Since this is the big DC storyline for the next few months, can we pin this thread?

Ehn, I don't think that necessary. As long as there's interest, the topic will stay near the top of the forum. I wouldn't want to have to start pinning threads for every publisher's big "event" comics.
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Posted 17 July 2009 - 11:45 AM

QUOTE(G.B.Blackrock @ Jul 17 2009, 11:11 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I mean, in the case of Firestorm, there shouldn't have been a body, given the explosive nature of his death, but they've just retconned Ronnie Raymond's grave into existence.

Even then, I wonder what the Professor's role will be when Ronnie get's turned. Can't have Firestorm without him.
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Posted 17 July 2009 - 12:14 PM

QUOTE(Defunct @ Jul 17 2009, 12:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Lord Zhufor @ Jul 17 2009, 11:41 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hey Defunct,
Since this is the big DC storyline for the next few months, can we pin this thread?

Ehn, I don't think that necessary. As long as there's interest, the topic will stay near the top of the forum. I wouldn't want to have to start pinning threads for every publisher's big "event" comics.

Ok. makes sense.

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Posted 18 July 2009 - 11:42 AM

I haven't been closely following DC Comics in the last year or so, as much as I loved Blackest Night, there were a couple of things I was hazy on. Bruce Wayne isn't really dead, right? Didn't he get thrown back in time? So, whose body was in his grave? Also, when did Conner come back to life, and when did Pa Kent die????

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Posted 18 July 2009 - 01:04 PM

I'm not convinced it's the killing that's powering the Black rings. It strikes me that, given what Scar said whe she slaughtered the other Oans that it's not life they're consuming with the hearts, but rather emotions.

That would make sense to me because it would set up a nice rivalry. All the other rings are emotionally driven/powered, except green, which is willpower, control over emotions. Green is control, black is cessation, the rest fall before those two.

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Posted 18 July 2009 - 02:14 PM

QUOTE(Detective Fork @ Jul 18 2009, 12:42 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I haven't been closely following DC Comics in the last year or so, as much as I loved Blackest Night, there were a couple of things I was hazy on. Bruce Wayne isn't really dead, right? Didn't he get thrown back in time? So, whose body was in his grave? Also, when did Conner come back to life, and when did Pa Kent die????

Bruce Wayne is sorta dead, sorta not. That's the funny thing about the Omega Sanction. The body IS Bruce, but the details remain a mystery. One which may be crucial to the story.

Connor came back to life as a result of the Legion of 3 Worlds story (it took the Birthing Matrix 1000 years to fix him up), and Pa Kent had some troubles with his ticker when Brainiac lobbed a missile at him while Kandor was landing on the North Pole.
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Posted 18 July 2009 - 09:41 PM

QUOTE(skankerzero @ Jul 17 2009, 09:45 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(G.B.Blackrock @ Jul 17 2009, 11:11 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I mean, in the case of Firestorm, there shouldn't have been a body, given the explosive nature of his death, but they've just retconned Ronnie Raymond's grave into existence.

Even then, I wonder what the Professor's role will be when Ronnie get's turned. Can't have Firestorm without him.

Actually, Ronnie was Firestorm without the Professor for several years before Didio decided to kill Ronnie off so that they could introduce Jason....

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Posted 20 July 2009 - 08:57 AM

QUOTE(G.B.Blackrock @ Jul 18 2009, 09:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(skankerzero @ Jul 17 2009, 09:45 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(G.B.Blackrock @ Jul 17 2009, 11:11 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I mean, in the case of Firestorm, there shouldn't have been a body, given the explosive nature of his death, but they've just retconned Ronnie Raymond's grave into existence.

Even then, I wonder what the Professor's role will be when Ronnie get's turned. Can't have Firestorm without him.

Actually, Ronnie was Firestorm without the Professor for several years before Didio decided to kill Ronnie off so that they could introduce Jason....

ah, ok. I'm only familiar with 1980s Firestorm. Never did read his newer stuff.
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