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@  Benbot : (11 December 2019 - 09:34 PM)

What's your favorite cheese? I'm not sure, but it's hard to beat muenster.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 December 2019 - 05:10 PM)

Man I wish IDW could do a season 2.5 with a few writers like Michael Charles Hill or Donald F Glut or Paul Davids involved.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 December 2019 - 04:33 PM)

They were looking for Skids, but the animators forgot he existed again.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 December 2019 - 02:58 PM)

He regrouped with Omega Supreme, the Dinobots, Skyfire and the Protectobots.

@  Benbot : (11 December 2019 - 08:20 AM)

Did he get infected with the rest of the Autobots or did he smartly remain off-planet?

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 December 2019 - 05:38 AM)

He really just went to the beach for a couple of days, then called it in. Who's gonna follow up on it?

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 December 2019 - 05:05 AM)

Anyone really believe Cosmos searched far enough for more ingredient for Corrostop?

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

Oh, we are pretty good at "forgetting" about that. Insisting on sending people home on their overtime, THEN suddenly rushing to do the "backlog" stuff when it's really overdue.

@  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.


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#1 Asquian

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Posted 22 November 2009 - 10:39 AM

I'm going through another around of Final Fantasy Tactics, in this case War of the Lions on PSP. And in thinking about it, I've never gotten the Ultima spell. Something about my luck I guess, but I've never been able to get anyone to nuke Ramza so he learns the spell. I think I'll make that one of my primary goals this time through.

But it's kind of funny how they'll always cast it while he's out of range, never targets him, and the battles where you learn the spell tend to be tricky anyway, so maneuvering things so he gets hit can even be a pain in the ass. That, and they use the spell like it's made of solid gold, I.E. almost never, bastards...

Still, I love this game. So easy to burn hours on the sheer character customization options.

Edited by Asquian, 08 August 2011 - 03:21 PM.


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Posted 22 November 2009 - 11:11 AM

I've never played Tactics, but I've lost so many hours on Tactics Advance and Advance II that I actually blew out the game timer on Advance.

It got me through many jivey work days at the Payless DC on my SP.

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Posted 22 November 2009 - 11:20 AM

I played the hell out of FFT:Advance. My first game save hit 140 hours and my second time through was at about 70 or so hours. So, it's odd that despite my love of FFT:Advance, I've never been able to get into the original FFT (or the PSP remake). Every time I try to start playing them I lose interest by the third or fourth cutscene. :/

Edited by HeyMickey, 22 November 2009 - 11:20 AM.


#4 son of unicron

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Posted 22 November 2009 - 12:40 PM

i *LOVE* FF tactics. one of my favorite games ever. i still have my psx copy. ( its pretty much the only reason i still have a ps2. )

ive never managed to learn the spell either. but i have spent countless hours building my characters up, doing random battles, turning my fighters into tiny gods.

ah.. so much fun.

on the flip side i never really liked the tactics advanced games :/

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Posted 22 November 2009 - 01:50 PM

Tactics is by far the past playstation final fantasy ...

hands DOWN



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Posted 23 November 2009 - 10:01 AM

QUOTE(Destron D-69 @ Nov 22 2009, 01:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Tactics is by far the past playstation final fantasy ...

hands DOWN


No way. With all the translation issues and story mistakes the english version includes, it's far from the best. Were it a decent translation, I'd sort of agree, but it isn't.

FF9 all the way. Were the FFT trans. better, it'd be a tie between those two.

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Posted 23 November 2009 - 12:14 PM

I hated FF Tactics on PS. So boring. I've never been into that style of RPG.

Now, I'm enjoying FFXII a lot right now...

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Posted 23 November 2009 - 10:43 PM

12 is great and is a sequel of sorts to tactics

I've grown up with Squaresoft... I expect a little Engrish in my Finar Fantasy

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Posted 23 November 2009 - 11:00 PM

12 is my favorite of the 'mainstream' FFs.

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Posted 23 November 2009 - 11:10 PM

i watched my wife play 12, it bored the both of us ( which kind of sucked..it was supposed to be her big christmas gift that year )

it just never got very interesting.

of course, ive long since lost interest in the FF series. the last one i cared about was 9. now they just seem generic and bland

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Posted 24 November 2009 - 12:44 AM

Yeah I have XII and have tried hard to like it, but dear god, it's just completely hugging dreary.

I still haven't picked it back up.

IX though, is still the greatest FF of all time. OF ALL TIME.

Tactics was amazing. Once I got Cloud and leveled him up to my normal party levels, everything was gravy. I got Ultima cast on me and learned the spell completely by accident, so can't help there.

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 24 November 2009 - 12:45 AM

To hell with them all, 8 is the best.


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#13 Internet Jesus

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Posted 24 November 2009 - 01:39 AM

Different strokes.

I still hate 8 with an unbridled passion. I find none of the characters interesting. Except for Ward, cause he really didn't talk much.

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 24 November 2009 - 01:43 AM

you clearly have an aversion to awesomeness. They were all great with the exception of Irvine.

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Posted 24 November 2009 - 01:52 AM

I just found all of them boring and generic.

Irvine sucked, I agree.

But goddammit, WARD uses an ANCHOR. And he never speaks so he doesn't ruin his character.

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Posted 24 November 2009 - 02:00 AM

How can you not love Selphie, Squall, Rinoa, and Zell? Not to mention Quistis the helpful teacher and Edea the WEETCH

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Posted 24 November 2009 - 05:21 AM

QUOTE(Remilia Scarlet @ Nov 24 2009, 02:00 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
How can you not love Selphie, Squall, Rinoa, and Zell? Not to mention Quistis the helpful teacher and Edea the WEETCH


My guess is by actually having taste, and not liking emo characters that have little to no personality?

That might just be it.

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Posted 24 November 2009 - 05:40 AM

Squall wasn't emo. He was a normal, pragmatic and average guy who didn't like dealing with people. Not to mention character growth. He went from brooding loner to leader. He even gave an inspiring speech. He may internally complain and pick apart people's arguments, but he doesn't hesitate to do the right thing.

Selphie wasn't emo. She was a hyper little dynamo who said ditzy things and occasionally creepy things. She was outwardly outgoing but internally wracked by the pain of losing her loved ones from her home. But she was strong-willed enough to bury it for the good of her teammates. She can also play the electric guitar.

Rinoa wasn't emo. She's fiesty, aggressive, and full of compassion. Her existence pisses Squall off majorly. But opposites attract and they fall in love. She's also badarse enough to drag the brooding Squall out on the dancefloor.

Zell wasn't emo. He's a hilarious bruiser. He loves hot dogs and beating people up. He's got a stupid grin and he's sensitive about his height. His love interest is an unnamed girl in the library in a subtle relationship.

They all have personality, you just couldn't be arsed to look for it?

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Posted 24 November 2009 - 07:47 AM

eh, i didnt like 8 either.

my wife is one of the few people i know that did... i dont know, 7 and 9 had fun, memorable characters. my wife accuses me of only liking them because they were more 'cartoony' then realistic, but.. i dont know, i didnt *like* any of the characters in 8. i played the game at least half way through, twice.. and just never connected with any of them.

i guess i expect a little more 'fantasy' in my final fantasy games. i dont want characters that are just more or less normal people, its the same reason i dont like any of the characters from the newer games.

the next one thats coming out looks terrible to me for this reason, the characters look so bland... but, my wife is excited about it, ill give it a shot..

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Posted 24 November 2009 - 07:49 AM

Maybe it's because we're both women or something. Call me shallow, but I have a much easier time relating to characters in JRPGs then my male friends.

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