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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.

 

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@  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 Paladin

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 10:11 AM

http://www.superhero...rk-knight-rises


Huh. I would've guessed "Returns" for the final adjective.



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Posted 27 October 2010 - 10:17 AM

"Returns" would've been a poor fit unless the movie was taking place in the future, so I'm pleased Nolan had the good sense to go with something else. The Dark Knight Rises has a good ring to it.
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Posted 27 October 2010 - 10:19 AM

I was kind of hoping for one of his other epithets: The Caped Crusader. Although that's an awfully campy name...

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 10:25 AM

I would have gone for The Dark Knight Forever or The Dark Knight & The Boy Wonder. Add some neon, rubber nipples, and you've got yourself a sequel!

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 10:27 AM

I was hoping for The Dynamic Duo myself.

Seriously, where's Robin?

You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


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Posted 27 October 2010 - 10:51 AM

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He also said that the studio has agreed with him not to shoot the film in 3D.


I salute you, Christopher Nolan.

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 10:56 AM

QUOTE(Creature SH @ Oct 27 2010, 09:51 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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He also said that the studio has agreed with him not to shoot the film in 3D.


I salute you, Christopher Nolan.


Seriously. Last thing I need is batarangs headed at my head distracting me from Nolan's awesome storytelling.

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 11:04 AM

Neat title. I wonder who they will use for the villain? Music Meister? Penguin? Posion Ivey? Catwoman?

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 11:07 AM

The Dark Knight Rises; Brushes His Teeth.

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 11:08 AM

I'd like Mr. Freeze (pretty sure the quality of this series could redeem him from what Joel Schumacher managed to do; he was my favourite villain by far in the Animated Series), but unfortunately there's no way that'll ever happen in this series.

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 11:09 AM

I don't like the lack of the Riddler. I don't like the title either. I'm kinda bummed.

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 11:09 AM

QUOTE(The Predaking @ Oct 27 2010, 12:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Music Meister? Penguin? Posion Ivey? Catwoman?

Can't expect Music Meister or Poison Ivy since such characters go so far against Nolan's ultimate vision of a totally grim gritty "realistic" Batman world where no one has "super powers" or suffer accidents that bleach their skins and rictusize their faces.

You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


#13 Mr Smitt

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 11:18 AM

Well with a major female lead, I'm sure the Dark Knight really will rise! Eh? Eh?

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 11:55 AM

QUOTE(Detour @ Oct 27 2010, 12:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(The Predaking @ Oct 27 2010, 12:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Music Meister? Penguin? Posion Ivey? Catwoman?

Can't expect Music Meister or Poison Ivy since such characters go so far against Nolan's ultimate vision of a totally grim gritty "realistic" Batman world where no one has "super powers" or suffer accidents that bleach their skins and rictusize their faces.



I love how "realistic" it was when Batman fought the secret society of ninjas trying to destroy Gotham City with fear gas!

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 12:00 PM

Hence why I put "realistic" in quotation marks to begin with.

You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


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Posted 27 October 2010 - 12:14 PM

QUOTE(Detour @ Oct 27 2010, 12:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(The Predaking @ Oct 27 2010, 12:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Music Meister? Penguin? Posion Ivey? Catwoman?

Can't expect Music Meister or Poison Ivy since such characters go so far against Nolan's ultimate vision of a totally grim gritty "realistic" Batman world where no one has "super powers" or suffer accidents that bleach their skins and rictusize their faces.


Poison Ivy could easily be reworked in as an eco-terrorist, no super powers at all. Nolan has said a few times he dislikes Penguin, so sadly he likely would not be in it.

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 12:24 PM

The "realistic" angle was a good way to jump start the new series, but I think Nolan's slowly painting himself into a corner by desperately clinging to that aspect; so eventually the Batman films will die off once again.

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 12:30 PM

QUOTE(Kil @ Oct 27 2010, 12:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Detour @ Oct 27 2010, 12:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(The Predaking @ Oct 27 2010, 12:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Music Meister? Penguin? Posion Ivey? Catwoman?

Can't expect Music Meister or Poison Ivy since such characters go so far against Nolan's ultimate vision of a totally grim gritty "realistic" Batman world where no one has "super powers" or suffer accidents that bleach their skins and rictusize their faces.



I love how "realistic" it was when Batman fought the secret society of ninjas trying to destroy Gotham City with fear gas!

"Realistic", not 'real'. Realistic allows for fantastic concepts, like ninja conspiracies and Batman, while still maintaining a general plausibility to its function. A conspiracy is on an entirely different level of fantasy from a gun that shoots ice.

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 01:16 PM

I would have preferred "Shadow of the Bat"

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 01:19 PM

QUOTE(TM2-Megatron @ Oct 27 2010, 12:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The "realistic" angle was a good way to jump start the new series, but I think Nolan's slowly painting himself into a corner by desperately clinging to that aspect; so eventually the Batman films will die off once again.

Well, dieing off is inevitable.

He's not going to make these films forever. I'd be shocked if he made another after this one.
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