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@  TheMightyMol... : (25 May 2019 - 05:53 AM)

Was that the one where he fights gamma mutant poodles?

@  unluckiness : (25 May 2019 - 03:14 AM)

The CG in that movie was fantastic. Shame Donkey and Fiona were written out of the movie though.

@  TM2-Megatron : (25 May 2019 - 01:20 AM)

Don't worry, though. Ang Lee's Hulk has made it, so if physical media goes this year we can all die happy

@  TM2-Megatron : (25 May 2019 - 01:12 AM)

It's not on 4K yet. Sure would be nice, though

@  Pennpenn : (25 May 2019 - 12:56 AM)

Probably, when I remember to.

@  Telly : (24 May 2019 - 11:11 PM)

you should buy it on bluray or 4k

@  Pennpenn : (24 May 2019 - 09:56 PM)

It's still not up on netflix. Bah!

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (24 May 2019 - 03:26 PM)

We named the dog "Indiana".

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (24 May 2019 - 03:25 PM)

Happy 30 years to Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade!

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 May 2019 - 01:35 PM)

Truly they are the compleat package.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (24 May 2019 - 01:24 PM)

Made from the metallized ashes of their previous enemies.

@  MEDdMI : (24 May 2019 - 07:40 AM)

They fight you with sparkles.

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 May 2019 - 03:40 AM)

Phyrexians are the bishie-est.

@  unluckiness : (24 May 2019 - 12:29 AM)

That's why they always wear long sleeved shirts and long pants

@  fourteenwings : (23 May 2019 - 11:36 PM)

Everybody knows the most bishie thing about any bishie is his exposed sinew.

@  MEDdMI : (23 May 2019 - 10:04 PM)

*looks up the humanoid slivers* ...really? People were calling those bishies?

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 May 2019 - 12:45 PM)

Have they made a sliver planeswalker yet?

@  RichardT1977 : (23 May 2019 - 10:29 AM)

"DECOMPOSE!"

@  Paladin : (23 May 2019 - 06:29 AM)

will they next evolve into Inhumanoids?

@  Ashley : (23 May 2019 - 02:42 AM)

the original slivers were spikey monsters. then the evolved into humanoids. now they're back to spikey bug monsters.

@  MEDdMI : (22 May 2019 - 10:42 PM)

Wait. Slivers were bishies???

@  unluckiness : (22 May 2019 - 10:40 PM)

They haven't necessarily looped yet. It's possible they're stuck in "yaoi anatomy"

@  Ashley : (22 May 2019 - 10:35 PM)

I think Slivers in MTG have crossed the bishonen line and looped back around to monstrous

@  wonko the sane? : (22 May 2019 - 09:48 PM)

Maxi, provigo, loblaws.

@  RichardT1977 : (22 May 2019 - 09:42 PM)

Which store brand is it?

@  wonko the sane? : (22 May 2019 - 05:52 PM)

I need to buy more "no name" foods. This pizza is freaking awesome.

@  Bass X0 : (20 May 2019 - 11:16 AM)

SEND THE BOOKS!!

@  Cybersnark : (20 May 2019 - 08:52 AM)

So, now that Game of Thrones is over, when can we get back to The Dragon Prince?

@  unluckiness : (20 May 2019 - 12:19 AM)

Like, half of them nowadays are montages of tweet screencaps from the writer's inbox

@  unluckiness : (20 May 2019 - 12:18 AM)

lol you expected integrity from internet news

@  fourteenwings : (19 May 2019 - 11:33 PM)

I'm mostly confused how news sites went from "Analysing all the amazingness of Game of Thrones" to "Fans sure don't like this season!", like... way to prioritize clicks over a solid editorial opinion

@  fourteenwings : (19 May 2019 - 11:30 PM)

[and there's a recurring setting of a "derelict industrial site"] is this like the Toei Quarry?

@  MEDdMI : (19 May 2019 - 11:17 PM)

@Foffy and then that giant lasagna just tipped over and killed everyone, to be later known as the infamous Bad Monday event.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 May 2019 - 10:59 PM)

Ahahaha!!! Go read the reactions for yourself. To say anything more here risks spoiling the finale for subscribing Allsparkers, the quality of this season notwithstanding.

@  Foffy : (19 May 2019 - 10:59 PM)

pretty wild how heathcliff was in the game of thrones finale, i was not expecting that crossover

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2019 - 10:48 PM)

were they still super pissed?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 May 2019 - 10:48 PM)

Well, as someone who is not into Game of Thrones, it sure was entertaining to open up social media this evening to unexpectedly see headlines about fan reactions to the finale. Lmao.

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:12 PM)

But it's also a SUPER-well known location in my region, so these extensive exterior shots without any post production alterations completely ruin the illusion for me.

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:11 PM)

I mean, I get why they did it: It's an existing location that fits the purpose, it's open for the public, and they had to shoot some scenes in my home state anyway to due a subsidizing deal.

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:09 PM)

Needless to say, it's not in Berlin, and even what's seen onscreen is waaaaay too modern for something that's supposed to exist in 1929 (even moreso as a derelict site in 1929). The structures seen haven't even been built until the 1960s!

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:07 PM)

I'm currently in the process of watching season 2 of Babylon Berlin, and there's a recurring setting of a "derelict industrial site" or whatever it's supposed to be on the show, and I easily recognize it as a place only a few minutes from where I live (it's actually a former ironworks site that's been turned into a public park).

@  Xellos : (19 May 2019 - 05:52 PM)

Ever since I went to Japan last year, I have friend who dread watching anime with me due to that...

@  Xellos : (19 May 2019 - 05:51 PM)

Not hugely, but I am the type to notice places once I have been there and say "Hey, I've been there!"

@  wonko the sane? : (19 May 2019 - 05:50 PM)

Half of new york city (on tape.) is actually montreal.

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2019 - 05:50 PM)

I watched Death Wish 5 last night and clearly recognized Toronto streets; didn't pull me out of Bronson's 1-man war on drugs or fashion or whatever it was that pissed him off that time

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2019 - 05:49 PM)

it's nice to finally be thought of as exotic by somebody! lol

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 05:48 PM)

In an "I cannot possibly make my brain ignore the location I'm familiar with and pretend it's whatever the story claims it is" way?

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 05:42 PM)

Question for those of you living in exotic locations such as the US or the UK: If you watch a movie or a TV show that features a real-life location as a stand-in for someplace else, and you recognize the real-life location due to having been there in person, does that pull you out of the story?

@  Xellos : (19 May 2019 - 05:15 PM)

Maybe you should have installed macOS in your house instead.

@  Noideaforaname : (19 May 2019 - 04:40 PM)

Nothing like coming home after a long day to find a bird in the house. And then once you sit down for a well-earned rest after leading the bird back outside, you find it had a friend. A friend who *really* doesn't understand how windows work...


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#4861 Pennpenn

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Posted 18 May 2019 - 06:57 AM

Alright, that particular piece of masochism aside, do you at least agree such a cooldown should be shared with a half a dozen other completely unrelated transmutes?



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Posted 20 May 2019 - 01:11 AM

Well. I'm caught up on the Horde storyline.

....can I put bullets in Sylvanas' head now? Please?

God I hope the next expansion has a better theme to it. I'm enjoying the new zones. But the war storyline....I just want it to be over.

#4863 Glenn

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Posted 20 May 2019 - 07:20 AM

Alright, that particular piece of masochism aside, do you at least agree such a cooldown should be shared with a half a dozen other completely unrelated transmutes?

Oh I'm totally on your side.

 

Was just preparing you for the whines of 'omg ez mode' (in game chat) if it ever happens.


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Posted 20 May 2019 - 08:43 AM

Good to know, and yeah, but that's music.

 

Actually come to think of it, the main control for things like the Sky Golem wouldn't be the Living Steel, since you can buy them/have guildies/multiple characters help since that part is BoE. It'd still be things like the Jard's Energy Source or whatever that thing is called that makes the mount "hard".



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Posted 20 May 2019 - 08:43 AM

Well. I'm caught up on the Horde storyline.

....can I put bullets in Sylvanas' head now? Please?

God I hope the next expansion has a better theme to it. I'm enjoying the new zones. But the war storyline....I just want it to be over.

 

 

I really wish we could.  The problem is twofold.  The writers adore Sylvanas and have been writing her this way for years now.  She pretty much gets away without any comeuppance for whatever horrible thing she does, at this point we have taken down raid and dungeon bosses that have done less worse things then she has done. 

 

Then you have her insane fan-base, and Blizzard may just be worried about alienating them, because they are numerous and vocal.  At best I am expecting her to leave the Horde and pursue her own goals, which we will then be forced to watch from the sidelines and not stop.  At worst?  Think Kerrigan from Starcraft 2.  She will become our savior and we will of course love and adore her because we were too stupid to see her brilliant plan.

 

This comic pretty much sums it up well.  (linking cause of language):

https://external-pre...ec6ba247bad7317

 

And yeah I absolutely loath the faction conflict storyline for BfA, and sadly, it has turned out exactly how I figured it would.  Of course it ended up being a Horde story with the Alliance there to enable it.  It would have been really easy to have done this expansion without the faction conflict aspect, just have the two factions looking for allies to help rebuild after Legion.  You still get the good smaller storylines, and can still have Azshara and N'Zoth be involved, though honestly Azshara really did deserve her own expansion.


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Posted 20 May 2019 - 05:04 PM

Azshara is big enough to carry an expansion on her own and she gets to play second fiddle to an Old God and Sylvanas. It's criminal.


Don't fight it, it's coming for you, running at ya / It's only this moment, don't care what comes after
Your fever dream, can't you see it getting closer / Just surrender 'cause you feel the feeling taking over
It's fire, it's freedom, it's flooding open / It's a preacher in the pulpit and you'll find devotion
There's something breaking at the brick of every wall, it's holding All that you know
So tell me do you wanna go?

#4867 Monique

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Posted 22 May 2019 - 11:14 PM

This whole thing has been 'criminal misuse of female and other rarely appearing warcraft characters' the expansion. So it's par for the course.



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Posted 23 May 2019 - 08:15 AM

I would actually disagree regarding Jania.  They finally righted that ship and fixed a lot of the issues  the writing about her character had.  Once again though, they didn't need "FACTION CONFLICT!!!!" to do that, just having the Alliance setting being Kul-Tiras would have been enough.

 

We did get Talanji out of this expansion too, who I do enjoy.  At least there Horde character who would not let Sylvanas push her around from the start.



#4869 Glenn

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Posted 23 May 2019 - 08:16 AM

Ive been thinking I may rejoin an mmo for the summer, but cant decide between this and FFXIV.



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Posted 23 May 2019 - 09:31 AM

Go for this.  It's fun, it's cheap, and hey, 8.2 is coming this summer so you'll have most of the BFA story to see.

 

Ironbite-unless you've never played in which case, leveling is so much fun.


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#4871 Glenn

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Posted 23 May 2019 - 09:34 AM

Oh I played BFA from launch till about February.



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Posted 23 May 2019 - 10:33 AM

Oh then you'll have fun with 8.2 as we get more into this stupid stupid story.

 

Ironbite-seriously Hoard, just put an arrow in Nathanos' back and then chop Sylvanas' head off.


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Posted 23 May 2019 - 12:48 PM

I've been playing FFXIV, and I think it's pretty fun. Also I like that there is a main story, and people actually KNOW you've killed gods and such.



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Posted 23 May 2019 - 01:17 PM

I stopped FFXIV mid Heavensward, but I gotta dmit all the stuff I've been reading about shadow bringers is attractive



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Posted 23 May 2019 - 01:20 PM

 

Ironbite-seriously Hoard, just put an arrow in Nathanos' back and then chop Sylvanas' head off.

 

They won't. Sylvanas is way too popular for some reason. She's getting a Kerrigan treatment, just you watch. All Blizzard IPs are blending their stories together anymore anyway so why not?


Don't fight it, it's coming for you, running at ya / It's only this moment, don't care what comes after
Your fever dream, can't you see it getting closer / Just surrender 'cause you feel the feeling taking over
It's fire, it's freedom, it's flooding open / It's a preacher in the pulpit and you'll find devotion
There's something breaking at the brick of every wall, it's holding All that you know
So tell me do you wanna go?

#4876 TheMightyMollusk

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Posted 23 May 2019 - 01:58 PM

I stopped FFXIV mid Heavensward, but I gotta dmit all the stuff I've been reading about shadow bringers is attractive


I dropped WoW for FFXIV a couple of years ago. While it starts off kinda weak (low difficulty early on, classes take a while to unlock skills, the voice acting can be really awkward and there's tons of exposition dumps), if you're already in Heavensward, you're past the worst of it.

I'd also have to say that the community is a lot less toxic than WoW. Or maybe SE's staff follows up on reports more than Blizzard's. Either or.

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Posted 23 May 2019 - 03:41 PM

 

 

Ironbite-seriously Hoard, just put an arrow in Nathanos' back and then chop Sylvanas' head off.

 

They won't. Sylvanas is way too popular for some reason. She's getting a Kerrigan treatment, just you watch. All Blizzard IPs are blending their stories together anymore anyway so why not?

 

 

Sylvanas is the super hot elf undead chick who can get away doing with ever she wants.  That ticks off a lot of check boxes for a lot of people.  Unfortunately for everyone else that is sick of her, there is absolutely nothing we can do about what is pretty much a monster who should have been a raid boss three expansions ago, but instead is a giant plot black hole who sucks in and dominates any story she walks into.



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Posted 23 May 2019 - 10:32 PM

 

I stopped FFXIV mid Heavensward, but I gotta dmit all the stuff I've been reading about shadow bringers is attractive


I dropped WoW for FFXIV a couple of years ago. While it starts off kinda weak (low difficulty early on, classes take a while to unlock skills, the voice acting can be really awkward and there's tons of exposition dumps), if you're already in Heavensward, you're past the worst of it.

I'd also have to say that the community is a lot less toxic than WoW. Or maybe SE's staff follows up on reports more than Blizzard's. Either or.

 

 

While I agree that early levels are slow.. but it gives you a chance to learn your skills unlike WoWs gotten where you pretty much can't use the skills till level 120, so you never truly learn it.



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Posted Yesterday, 10:52 PM

I would actually disagree regarding Jania.  They finally righted that ship and fixed a lot of the issues  the writing about her character had.  Once again though, they didn't need "FACTION CONFLICT!!!!" to do that, just having the Alliance setting being Kul-Tiras would have been enough.

 

We did get Talanji out of this expansion too, who I do enjoy.  At least there Horde character who would not let Sylvanas push her around from the start.

 

Yeah but Talanji and her bloodline basically get hugged right from the start of her being a leader so its like.. meh.

 

Jania I feel like they mishandeled simply because it felt too.. I dunno quick and easy? Like I know it wasn't over and done but at the same time for all the stuff building upon that characters shoulders for years rep wise they just kinda washed it mostly away with a couple sad FMV's and her mother forgiving her.



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Posted Yesterday, 11:07 PM

Unfortunately for everyone else that is sick of her, there is absolutely nothing we can do about what is pretty much a monster who should have been a raid boss three expansions ago

 

 

It really does say something that she gives Garrosh his only true moment of clarity in his entire arc (Since his actions in Stonetalon are apparently result of writer "miscommunication" and Garrosh was always supposed to be Edgelord Supreme). By that I mean his observation that Sylvanas raising new Forsaken makes her no different from the Lich King.

 


 

Jania I feel like they mishandeled simply because it felt too.. I dunno quick and easy? Like I know it wasn't over and done but at the same time for all the stuff building upon that characters shoulders for years rep wise they just kinda washed it mostly away with a couple sad FMV's and her mother forgiving her.

 

 

Honestly, if they'd kept the Jania story going throughout the expansion it probably would have kept me subscribed. As it stands you are right in that it feels over too quickly...and also it's rather daft in terms of timeline since seeing it through means running dungeons you've already run (and which the story acknowledges you've already been to) to acquire items from bosses you've already killed.


Don't fight it, it's coming for you, running at ya / It's only this moment, don't care what comes after
Your fever dream, can't you see it getting closer / Just surrender 'cause you feel the feeling taking over
It's fire, it's freedom, it's flooding open / It's a preacher in the pulpit and you'll find devotion
There's something breaking at the brick of every wall, it's holding All that you know
So tell me do you wanna go?



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