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@  -LittleAutob... : (13 July 2020 - 06:21 PM)

\(-_-)

@  Bass X0 : (13 July 2020 - 05:26 PM)

"Here's a little---whatever. A little thing. A disclosure. An insight. Revisionism---I've always been fascinated by it. By the idea of a writer going back and altering things. Make no mistake: an edit is a profoundly aggressive act. As Froid once said, we grieve for the murdered word. If you want to get the measure of an author, don't look at what they've left on the page.... look at what they've taken away." -- Rung (MTMTE #28)

@  Verno : (11 July 2020 - 11:20 PM)

2021: :idea :rolleyes :p :D

@  -LittleAutob... : (11 July 2020 - 06:20 PM)

Perfection. :thumbsup

@  Patch : (11 July 2020 - 06:17 PM)

My plans:  :hmm  2020:  :)

@  -LittleAutob... : (11 July 2020 - 06:02 PM)

Our plans for 2020 were as amazing as Optimus Prime. But then 2020 came like Hot Rod.

@  -LittleAutob... : (11 July 2020 - 05:50 PM)

Indeed....

@  Bass X0 : (11 July 2020 - 05:40 PM)

"He who dies with the most toys wins."

@  Rycochet : (11 July 2020 - 01:11 PM)

Hey you, get moving, it's not too far, you're looking good so come as you are. Hey you, you never know what you'll see, when it's through that door with the 73.

@  Rycochet : (11 July 2020 - 01:10 PM)

Hey you, get ready, get on your feet. Get into gear and hit the street.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 July 2020 - 12:46 PM)

I recall number 73 (old british show) discussing the Transformers movie and had the presenters trying to transform a few figures, one argued his deflated beach ball was a Transformer too.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (11 July 2020 - 08:03 AM)

And he's a big ball, but he's not the biggest ball of them all. (That'll be Pulse Unicron.)

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 July 2020 - 07:37 AM)

Trypticon so scared my Primus figure he turned into a ball.

@  ▲ndrusi : (09 July 2020 - 09:56 PM)

King Nine, however, will not return.

@  Bass X0 : (09 July 2020 - 05:05 PM)

Bass_X0 will return after these messages ^^^

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 July 2020 - 03:37 PM)

WHATAMIFIGHTINGFOOOOOOOOARRGH

@  -LittleAutob... : (09 July 2020 - 02:06 PM)

Okay?

@  Otaku : (09 July 2020 - 07:47 AM)

@TheMightyMollusk Ah, but the series itself has pronounced "Bass" both ways. ;)  Oh, 90s English Capcom video game voice acting...

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 July 2020 - 03:14 AM)

Looking at my Titan Returns collection I can see they realised they didn't have to paint the Titan Masters after wave one, lazy bums.

@  Maruten : (08 July 2020 - 09:13 PM)

No, I'm going with "fish".

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 July 2020 - 04:19 PM)

He stated that it's in reference to the Mega Man character, so it follows the series' tradition of music names.

@  Cybersnark : (08 July 2020 - 03:59 PM)

The real question is if it's "bass" as in music or "bass" as in the fish.

@  Otaku : (08 July 2020 - 01:27 PM)

Well, at least now I know how to pronounce @Bass X0 's screen name. ^^'  Rather, I think I'd just forgotten.  In my defense, it really does look like an emoticon or maybe just "decoration", which is what a lot of folks add to their screen names online.  Usually because someone has the name they really want. XD

@  ▲ndrusi : (08 July 2020 - 01:27 PM)

Extremely unimpressed with your idea that someone making a negative observation you don't like means they "got triggered."

@  NotVeryKnightly : (08 July 2020 - 11:16 AM)

You know somebody asked "And this would be in relation to... what exactly?"

@  Bass X0 : (08 July 2020 - 11:15 AM)

Its because someone got triggered over my random musings instead of just ignoring them. If I read one of your comments that is of no relevance or interest to me, I don't feel the need to say so.

@  -LittleAutob... : (08 July 2020 - 10:56 AM)

All this over someone's username lol

@  ▲ndrusi : (08 July 2020 - 08:34 AM)

Bazro.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (08 July 2020 - 06:34 AM)

It could be Bass 10-0

@  Nevermore : (08 July 2020 - 06:11 AM)

How do you pronounce yourself? "Bass Ex-O" or "Bass Ex-Zero"?

@  Bass X0 : (08 July 2020 - 03:23 AM)

I did almost go with Vile Bass X0, because Vile is cool too.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (07 July 2020 - 08:34 PM)

Bossk Saw

@  ▲ndrusi : (07 July 2020 - 04:16 PM)

Bass XD

@  Bass X0 : (07 July 2020 - 03:43 PM)

And its not Bass XO, its Bass X0, as in Bass, X and Zero from the Mega Man series.

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 July 2020 - 02:33 PM)

@Trpodeca :( :(

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 July 2020 - 02:32 PM)

Thats what a gray rock is? Then I'm not one.

@  Trpodeca : (07 July 2020 - 02:12 PM)

Man I just learnt about what seemed like a really cool show, only to realize it was a dream and it dosen't really exist.

@  Bass X0 : (07 July 2020 - 01:02 PM)

Just something I read that I wanted to share. I heard "gray rock" mentioned in a video, so I looked it up and that was the definition.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 July 2020 - 12:20 PM)

It's a fancy way of saying "Ignore annoying people".

@  NotVeryKnightly : (07 July 2020 - 12:15 PM)

Bass XO has a habit of pasting random drivel here as if doing so were profound.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 July 2020 - 11:30 AM)

And this would be in relation to... what exactly?

@  Bass X0 : (07 July 2020 - 11:25 AM)

"One strategy for dealing with a narcissist or sociopath is to act like a "gray rock," meaning that you become uninteresting and unresponsive. You don't feed their needs for drama or attention. You don't show emotion, say anything interesting, or disclose any personal information"

@  Nevermore : (06 July 2020 - 07:23 PM)

Oh wow. Studio Series Offroad Bumblebee is awesome. His articulation is amazing.

@  -LittleAutob... : (06 July 2020 - 11:18 AM)

Oof-

@  Maximus Ambus : (05 July 2020 - 01:10 AM)

I got Studio Series 39 Cogman yesterday and woke up to find he'd decapitated my titans returns figures.

@  wonko the sane? : (04 July 2020 - 10:19 PM)

If I had a sarcasm powered mouth.. ooohh waaaiiittt...

@  -LittleAutob... : (04 July 2020 - 05:01 PM)

Heh

@  Bass X0 : (04 July 2020 - 02:56 PM)

"If I had sarcasm-powered legs, I'd do a happy dance...!"

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 July 2020 - 02:39 PM)

The real clones were the friends we made along the way.

@  Maximus Ambus : (04 July 2020 - 01:47 PM)

So the Emperor in episodes 1 through 6 was a clone?


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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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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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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

QUOTE(StarscreamX @ Aug 1 2009, 01:54 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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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