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@  wonko the sane? : (10 December 2019 - 05:43 PM)

I've yet to find an organization which didn't have a backlog of "stuff" that needs to be done, but isn't important enough to put on the schedule proper.

@  TM2-Megatron : (10 December 2019 - 05:01 PM)

I'm sure most good/bad (depending on your POV) bosses would be able to find something for the worker to do, in most cases, even if it's spending 8 hours pretending to push a broom around

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (10 December 2019 - 04:39 PM)

Still better than American jobs. x.x;

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 December 2019 - 11:10 AM)

I'm pretty sure you've already mentioned this before. Especially that last one.

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2019 - 11:05 AM)

That can be fun if you're strong-willed enough. "Hey, you want to go home? Overtime reduction, there's nothing to do..." - "Nah, not today. I want to work."

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2019 - 11:04 AM)

This applies to the field of work as well. Meaning, your boss orders you to show up for a full shift, you show up on time and are absolutely willing to work, and then your boss realizes he has no work for you, your boss has to pay you for a full shift even if you don't work at all.

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2019 - 11:03 AM)

Fun fact: German law has a concept named "default in acceptance", which postulates that if there is a "service for payment" contract, the party that should provide the service correctly offers their due service, and the party that should pay fails to accept the service within due time, the second party still has to pay the first party even if there was no service delivered.

@  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


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#21 G.B.Blackrock

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Posted 20 July 2009 - 10:24 AM

QUOTE(skankerzero @ Jul 20 2009, 06:57 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(G.B.Blackrock @ Jul 18 2009, 09:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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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.

A bit off-topic, but I did a relevant series on the history of Firestorm (specifically Martin Stein's involvement) a couple of months or so back:

Part One
Part Two
Part Three

(Only Part Three is immediately relevant to the idea of Ronnie-as-Firestorm without Stein, but you might find Part Two interesting, too, in regard to a different Firestorm matrix)

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Posted 22 July 2009 - 03:05 PM

Anyone read today's issues (GL #44 & Tales of the Corps #2)?

I personally found Last week's Tales of the Corps #1 to be underwhelming, but the second issue is very good. There's three stories: one details Bleez, the "angel" of the Red Lanterns (the woman with the bone wings). It shows the last minutes of her former life, and how she became a red lantern. The second story is about Carol Ferris and how she becomes (again) a Star Sapphire. It's probably the best part of the issue in terms of writing. The last segment is the origin of the giant floating head orange lantern, which is fairly interesting.

GL 44 is great, too. For once, a comic where the cover accurately depicts what's inside! The issue really is all about Hal, Barry and the Martian Manhunter. It opens with a scene showing the black ring reanimating J'onn on Mars, which is beautifully done. The ending is pretty cool, too: HIGHLIGHT to view:
John is among the ruins of Xhanshi (again), and surprise, black rings have arrived to resurrect its dead populace!

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Posted 22 July 2009 - 04:39 PM

QUOTE(Octavius Prime @ Jul 22 2009, 04:05 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
HIGHLIGHT to view:
John is among the ruins of Xhanshi (again), and surprise, black rings have arrived to resurrect its dead populace!

Hmm, I suppose that might make more sense than my take on the scene that HIGHLIGHT to view:
the rings arrived to resurrect the planet a la Mogo..
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#24 toymaker

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Posted 22 July 2009 - 08:23 PM

I also found it interesting that The dead lanterns see in the color spectrum. And Geoff Johns writing is awesome. J'onn has a great line and there a scene where Hal and Barry talk about Clark and it's really great

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Posted 22 July 2009 - 08:54 PM

QUOTE(toymaker @ Jul 22 2009, 09:23 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I also found it interesting that The dead lanterns see in the color spectrum.


I found this really interesting too. I wonder if it will be expanded on further
and built up or if this was a once off type of thing.

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Posted 22 July 2009 - 09:06 PM

I think its connected to Black Hand (or the entity inside him) as referenced in GL #43 where he wanted to kill Green Lanterns because their will glowed green so brightly that he could never rest. Maybe it works that way with the rest of the spectrum too. Any intense emotion maddens a Black Lantern, and they're compelled to kill the person feeling it.
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#27 toymaker

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Posted 22 July 2009 - 09:30 PM

I'm curious to see how the black lanterns see everyone. The Hawks were Rage, Hal's Will and Barry was Hope. Curious to see how the other heroes show up.

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Posted 22 July 2009 - 10:04 PM

Carter was rage, but Hawkgirl was love.
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Posted 22 July 2009 - 10:10 PM

It also seems the Black Lantern's power level rises with the people they add to their ranks and is tied to someone or something that will presumably revive once/if they reach 100%

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#30 Internet Jesus

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Posted 22 July 2009 - 10:18 PM

QUOTE(Defunct @ Jul 22 2009, 07:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think its connected to Black Hand (or the entity inside him) as referenced in GL #43 where he wanted to kill Green Lanterns because their will glowed green so brightly that he could never rest. Maybe it works that way with the rest of the spectrum too. Any intense emotion maddens a Black Lantern, and they're compelled to kill the person feeling it.

Kinda like Man-Thing. Except cosmic in scale.

I wonder who the Black Lanterns are trying to resurrect, though. Must be something big.

But if it ain't Anti-Monitor, who is it?

Must be someone big in the DCU.

And I wonder how Death herself is taking this? Probably well since they've probably retconned Vertigo out of the DCU...which makes no sense since Fury and Hector Hall are in the Dreaming.

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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.


#31 toymaker

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Posted 23 July 2009 - 02:46 AM

Nekron?

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Posted 23 July 2009 - 06:38 AM

QUOTE(toymaker @ Jul 22 2009, 10:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm curious to see how the black lanterns see everyone. The Hawks were Rage, Hal's Will and Barry was Hope. Curious to see how the other heroes show up.


Barry only had hope in one panel. A bit later, when J'onn was telepathically attacking him, he exhibited fear. This was done to contrast him with Hal, who still maintained his willpower.

But yeah, that first panel with Barry glowing blue had me thinking, "Oh, so that's who the Earth blue lantern is!"

I'm still kinda hoping for Kal-El to get a blue ring.

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Posted 23 July 2009 - 07:50 AM

What was with the dead strips in their heads? J'onn's influence? And why does Barry say "Ma'Aleca'Andra?" I know it's the Martian god of war.

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Posted 23 July 2009 - 10:00 AM

My friends and I hope this HIM they want to resurrect is none other than BLACK RACER

Come on, Death on skies. Gotta love that!

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Nekron?

Nah, Nekron is more Satan. They're raising some sort of creature of death.

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Posted 01 August 2009 - 03:54 AM

I think it is Nekron. From his wikipedia it sounds right up his alley.

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Posted 01 August 2009 - 09:21 AM

QUOTE(toymaker @ Jul 23 2009, 08:50 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
What was with the dead strips in their heads? J'onn's influence? And why does Barry say "Ma'Aleca'Andra?" I know it's the Martian god of war.


Yeah. I took that to be J'onn possessing them.
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Posted 01 August 2009 - 10:09 AM

anyone else catch the Black Lantern's Oath?

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 01:33 AM

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I think it is Nekron. From his wikipedia it sounds right up his alley.

They confirmed it wasn't Nekron at SDCC.

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 01:38 AM

They could be trying to bring back whatever the heck the black lantern's emotion animal is. (Will-Whale, Fear Bug etc)
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Posted 02 August 2009 - 02:29 AM

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They could be trying to bring back whatever the heck the black lantern's emotion animal is. (Will-Whale, Fear Bug etc)

I'm sure that's what they're doing. i just wonder what form it will have.
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