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@  Tm_Silverclaw : (11 November 2019 - 11:33 PM)

But that requires actually going IN walmart. ;P

@  Liege : (11 November 2019 - 11:22 PM)

Pro tip for anyone hunting the for the Walmart 35th exclusives: try the seasonal aisles rather than the toy section. I found the display with all the exclusives and a bunch of the reflector wave practically untouched amongst those novelty arcade machines and a bunch of frozen merch.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (11 November 2019 - 09:45 PM)

Although that does spark an idea for me. In a new continuity, Censere the Necrobot could be the herald Cityspeaker for Quintessa the Necrotitan just to play on their monikers utilizing Greek for dead, nekrós.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (11 November 2019 - 09:26 PM)

I hate to burst your bubble, Maximus Ambus, but 90% of things said in IDW turned out to be amnesiac half-rememberings courtesy of Adaptus or outright lies courtesy of Shockwave.

@  Jenny : (11 November 2019 - 08:54 AM)

The toy's designed to look like Wipe-Out, anyway.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 November 2019 - 08:14 AM)

Didn't they try to retcon that into a figure of speech because that connection went against everybody else's long-term plans?

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 November 2019 - 03:53 AM)

There's still some connection given Trypticon was created by Mortilus.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 November 2019 - 12:12 AM)

Yeah that toy doesn't exactly look like Necrobot.

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 08:24 PM)

But.... it's just "Necro" not "Necrobot".

@  TheMightyMol... : (10 November 2019 - 05:10 PM)

But why does the God of Death need a giant space kaiju? Wait, never mind, answered my own question.

@  Maximus Ambus : (10 November 2019 - 02:15 PM)

Yowza I just realised Titans Trypticon comes with Necro AKA Censere AKA Mortilus.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:15 PM)

I... think the best equivalent would actually be the British "There is room for improvement".

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:15 PM)

There's always a sense of irony to it, but what the ratio between irony (you really failed) and straightworwardness (at least you achieved something) is depends on the situation and the speaker.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:12 PM)

The meaning can be both literal (you succeed on one level but fail on another), or it can be utterly ironic (you fail in every regard but the most technical; or even worse, "you really gave your best"), and anything in between.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:10 PM)

For example: A singer can hit the notes really well, but clearly isn't a native speaker and what little of the lyrics you can make out sounds nothing like what it's supposed to be.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 November 2019 - 01:06 PM)

The premise seems to be the mixing of technical and aesthetic technical qualities towards the overall success.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 November 2019 - 01:05 PM)

But both "hollow victory" and pyrrhic victory" are referring to having lost as much as you've gained. IE; a battle was won but both armies were destroyed. The town being seiged is victorious, but all the soldiers are still dead. Nevermore's concept is more "You did it, but it's so ugly we don't know if you actually succeeded".

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 11:35 AM)

Alternately, one could probably also call it a "hollow victory".

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 11:35 AM)

Example: In the Powerpuff Girls episode "Uh Oh Dynamo", the monster-of-the-day was a really tough, giant-size one that required the use of a really destructive mech to defeat it. While the monster was ultimately beaten, the city of Townsville was utterly trashed by the mech's weapons in the process. So, while the city was saved from the monster, it was harmed even worse by the mech that saved it, making the victory bittersweet.

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 11:32 AM)

@Nevermore, sounds to me like what one might call a "bittersweet victory". The goal was met, but at great cost or by disastrous result that call into question if the achieved goal could even be called a success.

@  Arvegtor : (10 November 2019 - 09:40 AM)

Seems to be close enough to "Pyrrhic victory"

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 November 2019 - 09:37 AM)

What do you get from putting the German term through a translator?

@  wonko the sane? : (10 November 2019 - 08:57 AM)

That is a ridiculously interesting concept. But I don't think english has a singular term for what you're describing.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 08:28 AM)

Is there an English equivalent for what we Germans call "deductions in the B rating"? Context: Someone did something and suceeded on a technical level (as in, achieved the intended goal), but failed to some degree in the details, i.e. there was some collateral damage, or while a technical success, the end result is an aestetic failure. It can be used highly ironically, as in "barely achieved the intended goal, but failed so much in every aspect that's not purely technical that it might as well be considered an utter failure altogether." The German term is derived from the old judging syste in figure skating, which gave separate ratings for "technical merit" and "presentation", with the latter being the origin of the German term.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (10 November 2019 - 02:32 AM)

Huh. I did not know before today that "medieval" had an alternate spelling "mediaeval". Like "paleontology" and "palaeontology".

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 November 2019 - 04:15 PM)

'Beast Wars in underrated' the comment went. I exploded.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (09 November 2019 - 02:19 PM)

Absolutely.

@  wonko the sane? : (09 November 2019 - 02:14 PM)

So... you can look like a cop from the 70's AND a huge nerd at the same time?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (09 November 2019 - 02:09 PM)

I feel like the best way to carry the Switch would be an under-arm torso holster.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (09 November 2019 - 12:31 PM)

It's not. hell. If the 3DS zelda case just stretched a LITTLE more it would fit.

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 November 2019 - 03:38 AM)

I feel like the Switch Lite is a bit big to have hanging on your belt like that, but I don't take my Switch out with me often anyway.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (09 November 2019 - 01:13 AM)

I must be the only one who wants a switch lite case with a belt loop. o.O

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 November 2019 - 03:03 PM)

I'm gonna have "Chainsaw Buffet" and "Candy For the Cannibal" by Lordi playing in my head all night.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 November 2019 - 12:36 PM)

Trick or treaters can only consent to cannibalism in Germania.

@  Sabrblade : (07 November 2019 - 12:12 PM)

Hey, if the trick or treaters can't take some loving insults, that's their problem.

@  Arazyr : (07 November 2019 - 11:39 AM)

Just make sure to put the leftovers in the fridge, so they don't get spoiled.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 November 2019 - 11:10 AM)

I love children... but I can never eat a whole one.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 November 2019 - 09:52 AM)

I can neither confirm nor deny this allegation.

@  Paladin : (07 November 2019 - 09:46 AM)

...you don't roast the trick or treaters, do you....

@  wonko the sane? : (07 November 2019 - 09:38 AM)

A cold beer, a warm fire, some smores and trick or treaters... Man, you got this life thing down.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 November 2019 - 09:37 AM)

That actually sounds pretty awesome.

@  MEDdMI : (07 November 2019 - 08:59 AM)

we'll move to the open garage if it's raining

@  MEDdMI : (07 November 2019 - 08:58 AM)

every Halloween since we got a house, TMM and I chill in the driveway with a fire bowl and roast things while handing out candy. It's pretty great.

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 November 2019 - 03:42 AM)

Peter Cullen voiced King Kong let that sink in.

@  TM2-Megatron : (06 November 2019 - 11:42 PM)

I've noticed that after a year or two, though, people with children will start getting into it for their kids

@  TM2-Megatron : (06 November 2019 - 11:41 PM)

I think a lot of the decline you see in Halloween is due to newcomers to Canada who don't really get it... I mean,there are only a handful of countries in the world that practice this particular oddity

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (06 November 2019 - 12:29 PM)

I recently attended a talk on Samhain and its associated mythology by a professor from Limerick.

@  Otaku : (06 November 2019 - 11:49 AM)

Trunk or Treats have become more popular because it is supposed to be safer, and even if it isn't, it just tends to be easier for the Trick-or-Treaters.

@  wonko the sane? : (06 November 2019 - 11:00 AM)

That's okay: between ever more extreme weather, ever more violent society, and general paranoia of parents: halloweens not doing to well out here either.

@  Anonymous X : (06 November 2019 - 09:30 AM)

We used to have Bonfire Night here in the UK as our thing instead of Halloween... It's withered away for the most part. Halloween used to be the strange American tradition you knew of from ET or various cartoons


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#1 Maximus Ambus

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 02:42 PM

Since all interest in the show here seems to have died at the end of season five I dare post this about the recently aired first episode of season seven.
A few clips
The new god (6x22)
http://www.youtube.c...h?v=CTMCXR-i45o

Praise him.
http://www.youtube.c...h?v=HMwGnF8Q8jo

Castiel kills Ted Haggard.
http://www.youtube.c...h?v=YX7tbhK7WRs

The Devil and Sam Winchester.
http://www.youtube.c...feature=related


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Posted 28 September 2011 - 11:56 PM

I thought it was interesting that the potential big bad is Leviathan... but who knows.



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Posted 29 September 2011 - 02:31 AM

I liked Deaths reappearance however he doesn't seem to be all that powerful given that he can be bound by humans.
This God in Supernatural sounds more like a being that screwed with the natural order within the universe rather then the creator of the universe.
And here's a thought, what if the Apocalypse is still ongoing? Castiel may have shot himself in the foot killing so many Angels.

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Posted 29 September 2011 - 10:34 AM

The first episode was a lot of fun.

I can't wait to see where they go from here.
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Posted 29 September 2011 - 11:21 AM

they need to hook up with cousin Jesse and his Girlfriend Tulip

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Posted 01 October 2011 - 12:03 PM

'Hello Cruel World'
HIGHLIGHT to view:

Through the water mains Leviathans are loosed on Bobby's hometown of Sioux Falls taking over various people like demons and angels only they can shape shift them as one who took a little girl later takes a doctors form. While vulnerable they appear to be able to regenerate their forms. They aren't invulnerable but they appear indestructible as one host is crushed but the pool of blood or Leviathan goop is shown receding, maybe returning to it's host.
Unless this is a two or three parter, it looks like the show has taken a new format and with the removal of Bobby and Castiel I suspect this Sheriff Jodie Mills will become a supporting character.

One thing bugs me about Castiel, his human host Jimmy Novak's family was featured in the season 4 episode 'The Rapture' and this host has taken a pummeling these past few seasons, so is he dead or what? He's been blown up by Angels, usually the hosts die when the angels do so is Jimmy dead too? They never returned to this.

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 08:49 AM

Yes Jimmy is dead, as far as the rest of the team knows... but it's a tv show, they'll have a means to bring him back if they need to... and we don't know where bobby is...

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Posted 08 October 2011 - 02:25 PM

Episode 3HIGHLIGHT to view:

Jewel Stait from Firefly and Stargate Atlantis is the monster of the week, she's similar to the one from season fours Metamorphosis only she kills again to save her child from a sickness. She had a brief encounter with fifteen year old Sam who killed her mother and let her go (due to his teen hormones) and while Sam spares her this time, Dean goes to see her behind Sams back and kills her, I think it is foolish he spared the kid given his history with other similar creatures.
Last week ended on a cliffhanger with Bobby's yard burned down and the boys badly injured and headed to the very hospital they fought Leviathans in, this episode begins with Bobby just popping up alive, pulling them out, taking them to one of Rufus place and neither seems to question how or why which is very disappointing given the enemies they face capable of possessing them.
While I am all for standalone episodes I'm not sure this is working they shouldn't throw the Leviathans in every episode for the sake of it, aside from a amusing cheesy ending they do nothing in this one.
And where's the Angels and Demons? surely they'd want to assess the threat of the Leviathans at this early stage.

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Posted 08 October 2011 - 06:25 PM

the angels seem to be a listless lot without a leader

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Posted 08 October 2011 - 07:01 PM

Nice little Doctor Who reference last night as well.

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Posted 22 October 2011 - 03:36 AM

Episode Four:
Another Pagan only one who can summon ghosts turns up, it is the ancient Egyptian god Osiris who is there to pass judgement on Dean who is still fretting Sam will find out about him killing his girlfriend monster. He summons Jo to tell Dean he carries a lot of crap which ties in nicely to the season four episode where the boys dealt with ghosts of Megs host, Agent Henrickson and the guy who took hostages at the bank in season 2. With god gone, the angels and demons depleted perhaps the Pagans will play a bigger role in the series.
Episode Five
James Marsters and Charisma Carpenter turns up as a bickering couple set for divorce due to cheating, the twist is that they are witches. I didn't really realise it was them until I read wikipedia. The episode was terrible especially the ending, the brothers try to stop them but take a pounding while getting the two to reconcile then they are allowed to leave only to run into a Leviathan though James Marsters character paralyses it, that's the main 'big bad' of the season brought down by a witch.

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Posted 29 October 2011 - 05:50 AM

Episode Six
I am not seeing anything about this anywhere, I guess it was a bit too dark for some.
It begins with the Winchesters going into a bank Dean hitting on a teller like he would then the brothers seal the place, force everyone into a vault and then open fire on them.
The episode was about the Leviathans posing as Dean and Sam (thanks to hair samples they got from a motel) and they to bring the two down so they go on a killing spree working their way from where the brothers began in season one, the real Winchesters go off the grid to hunt the two down but the show ends revealing the Leviathans have seized high places in the FBI and possibly other organisations, the Leviathan leader there is visited by Crowly who has a peace offering but he's told to shove off.

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 05:38 PM

Did anyone else watch Deaths Door?
It was all about Bobby, who took a bullet to the head from the chief Leviathan in the last episode, now he's at Deaths door and flatlines at the end of the episode.
The thing is, the episode could have served as the characters swansong, I honestly can't think of a better send off and the cliffhanger sort of brings it down.

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 05:43 PM

yeah this white opening season is going into cast kill off overtime

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 06:11 PM

The producers have said that this season's arc is about taking away everything the boys have. They've lost Cas, they've lost the Impala, they've lost their usual aliases, they've lost Bobby's library, and now they've lost Bobby himself.

They haven't quite lost each other yet. I'm guesing that's next. . .

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 01:35 AM

I don't really care for this Leviathan story arc of Supernatural, I think they should just kill off the leader at the end of this season and have the Leviathans become small time monsters like Vampires and demons, then have season 8 just be standalones featuring the odd changeling, Djinn and ghost to come full circle.

This season is notable for the absence of the Angels who would surely be wanting to do something about the Leviathans, the demons too are gone, they had Crowly turn up a quarter of the way in then tell the boys he'd give them a wide berth to fight the Leviathans. What's stupid is the Leviathans seem powerless with no access to heaven and hell and have a weakness they could easily exploit.

The next episode apparently has two Archangels fighting over a new prophet, it's not a stretch to figure out who since there were only four and two left!

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 08:15 PM

I got into this show thanks to a friend loaning me the first season on DVD about a year and a half ago. Since then I've slowly been buying the seasons on DVD, and just last week managed to catch up fully with the last episode of season 7. I have to say I -LOVE- this show.

Season 6 I'll admit took me a while to get into, it wasn't until HIGHLIGHT to view:
Sam got his soul back that it 'felt' like Supernatural again.

For Season 7, I've REALLY been enjoying it. I like the Leviathans, as you can't really 'kill' them. Just slow them down.

Though it does bring up a question that's been bugging me all season...

Where is the Colt, and do we KNOW it won't kill a Leviathan!?

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 06:56 AM

QUOTE(videomaster21XX @ May 6 2012, 08:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Where is the Colt, and do we KNOW it won't kill a Leviathan!?

That's a very good question, in season 5 Lucifer was shot and revived, he said the colt can't kill five things, presumably three were archangels, god and death though the last two may be the same species and Lucifer may not be familiar with Leviathans.

I liked the episode and the end where the Leviathan took out the angels casually was exactly what they need to be serious villains.

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 09:13 AM

I also liked that the angels are made of the same black goo...

Leviathan Prototype angels perhaps?

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 09:34 AM

QUOTE(Destron D-69 @ May 7 2012, 10:13 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I also liked that the angels are made of the same black goo...

Leviathan Prototype angels perhaps?



Are you referring to the leviathan killing the angels? Im pretty sure that was a something the leviathan did not the angels anatomy. Angels bleed red blood as witnessed when Cazz used his own blood to banish himself and other angels a while back.



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