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@  Arazyr : (20 November 2018 - 02:17 PM)

I was wondering if that was just me...

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 November 2018 - 02:01 PM)

And we are back after that round of Forum downtime.

@  Pennpenn : (20 November 2018 - 06:30 AM)

Feels like it's been so long since there's been a proper storm that I've been awake for. This one even has pink lightning, which always great.

@  Pennpenn : (20 November 2018 - 06:22 AM)

So long as he has an R by his name. Even if the R is for "Recepticons"

@  Nevermore : (20 November 2018 - 06:18 AM)

Sadly, my first reaction was "And I'm sure way too many people would seriously, unironically really vote for the blatant bad guy and still cheer at him while he's slaughtering the masses because they saw him on TV and he's cool."

@  Nevermore : (20 November 2018 - 06:17 AM)

Someone over at TFW2005 just discovered an old photo of political campaign signs, with one saying "Vote Megatron! Global Domination."

@  Paladin : (19 November 2018 - 07:02 AM)

let's be real. at this rate we're not lasting until 2075.

@  Maximus Ambus : (19 November 2018 - 06:34 AM)

The rest of the world may build a wall around the US in 2075.

@  Nevermore : (19 November 2018 - 05:53 AM)

Tell an conservative conspiracy maniac that women are literally the Satan's spawn out to infect humanity with the gender virus that will turn everyone into communist Muslims who eat children, and they will be like, "Well of course! That makes perfect sense!"

@  Nevermore : (19 November 2018 - 05:49 AM)

It's evidence of Poe's Law.

@  Nevermore : (19 November 2018 - 05:48 AM)

The world is insane.

@  Nevermore : (19 November 2018 - 05:48 AM)

Geeez, I just read a story about a liberal satire Facebook page that would publish absolutely outlandish, ridiculous made-up conservative propaganda, stuff so absurd nobody with half a brain could take it seriously... and conservatives are taking it at face value.

@  Pennpenn : (19 November 2018 - 02:27 AM)

Oh don't make me go talk to Peter Dutton. My week has been painful enough as it is...

@  Telly : (18 November 2018 - 09:13 PM)

he cant leave quarantine until he talks to the king of the potato people

@  Pennpenn : (18 November 2018 - 01:03 AM)

Debateable. It's a sunday anyway. Wonder if I'll still feel up and ready to go tomorrow. Don't want to take too many days off leading up to the end of the year.

@  MEDdMI : (18 November 2018 - 12:01 AM)

@Pennpenn hooray! Now you can leave quarantine.

@  RichardT1977 : (17 November 2018 - 08:58 PM)

The national tour is currently in Raleigh-Durham.

@  Pennpenn : (17 November 2018 - 06:29 PM)

Ok, feeling much better now.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 November 2018 - 06:20 PM)

Is hamilton playing in hamilton?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 November 2018 - 03:34 PM)

Maybe the show in the city?

@  wonko the sane? : (17 November 2018 - 01:21 PM)

To the show or the city?

@  The Doctor Who : (17 November 2018 - 11:01 AM)

Niiice!

@  RichardT1977 : (17 November 2018 - 10:48 AM)

My mom won two tickets to Hamilton!

@  wonko the sane? : (17 November 2018 - 09:46 AM)

Welp, good morning so far. My brother helped me get my sister in law's christmas gift, and reminded me I still had to get my mom's calendar for next year.

@  Pennpenn : (17 November 2018 - 08:22 AM)

Oh yeah, feeling feverish. What fun.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 November 2018 - 10:07 PM)

My father used to ask his boss that question. Then he STOPPED asking, and got used to twiddling his thumbs. Made things so much easier, and didn't actually change how his bosses thought of him.

@  Nevermore : (16 November 2018 - 07:31 PM)

So of course you wait until the end of your shift like everyone else, THEN you walk up to the manager on duty and ask him what you're supposed to do during the requested overtime.

@  Nevermore : (16 November 2018 - 07:30 PM)

Fun: The employer allows (paid) voluntary overtime, cannot backtrack on the permit, and before the regular end of your shift, you notice you're rapidly running out of work.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 November 2018 - 06:27 PM)

Fear is a state of mind.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 November 2018 - 06:25 PM)

Did you just assume my sociopolitical status?

@  Pennpenn : (16 November 2018 - 06:13 PM)

Oh stop being such a pack of drama monarchs!

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 November 2018 - 06:11 PM)

Too late. They can smell your fear.

@  Maximus Ambus : (16 November 2018 - 04:10 PM)

Nobody say anything and you'll be safe from the mob.

@  TM2-Megatron : (16 November 2018 - 03:41 PM)

It used to be

@  Arazyr : (16 November 2018 - 02:05 PM)

I would agree.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 November 2018 - 01:15 PM)

I say yes, but I imagine many would disagree with me.

@  Paladin : (16 November 2018 - 12:34 PM)

settle a bet: is "drama queen" a gender-neutral description?

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 November 2018 - 08:38 PM)

Sounds like management is the same everywhere :p

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 November 2018 - 08:12 PM)

My bosses are too busy trying to see if they can have their heads up their own asses while still being able to kiss the asses of everyone above them. It'd be amusing to watch if I wasn't one of the ones trying to get everything done to cover for it.

@  Nevermore : (15 November 2018 - 07:05 PM)

He's living by the standard "bow to those below you; kick at those above you. You got more people below you than above you."

@  Nevermore : (15 November 2018 - 07:04 PM)

Whenever we go on strike, he's there with us. He told me that this is the only completely legal way for him to show his own bosses the finger,

@  Nevermore : (15 November 2018 - 07:03 PM)

Well, this guy has been getting flak from above, it's just that he doesn't care. He's doing what he thinks is right. He's easily the smartest of my superiors, and also the one with the biggest balls.

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 November 2018 - 05:24 PM)

Must be nice, having a boss that cares.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 November 2018 - 01:03 PM)

Indeed.

@  Echowarrior : (15 November 2018 - 11:58 AM)

That's a good superior.

@  Nevermore : (15 November 2018 - 06:21 AM)

Arguing in my favor that I was working under sub-par conditions, there were problems with sudden halts of the conveyor and other issues that affected my productivity, and besides, why was this guy giving a feedback to one of HIS subordinates, wich was his job?

@  Nevermore : (15 November 2018 - 06:19 AM)

Also, yesterday he stood up for me when a superior from the department I was sent to was giving me a productivity feedback.

@  Nevermore : (15 November 2018 - 06:19 AM)

So this week all of my superiors save one guy are absent, and I'm not noticing a difference. Which says a lot about this guy.

@  Waspinator : (15 November 2018 - 03:28 AM)

That's hateriffic.

@  MEDdMI : (14 November 2018 - 11:48 PM)

I both love and hate you all :wtf


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#21 ultra magnus13

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Posted 17 October 2011 - 10:59 PM

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Ok...I absolutely loved the first season....didn't even know it was a comic until well into the first season...read all 89 issues last month in the way of catchup...and to be honest, I found the season opener to be fairly boring.

Sure there were some attempts at character development, especially with Andrea and Rick, and less so with some of the others although still present, and I realize that character interaction is a huge part of this show, but for a season opener, especially one 90 minutes long, I expected more...
To be honest, it fell more to me like a way of intentionally trying to throw comic fans off...

Without spoilers: It seemed like they were putting situations in that were similar enough to some comic scenes that you expected certain things to happen...and then nothing did.

I still liked it but I was really hoping to see a certain HIGHLIGHT to view:
sword wielding, zombie leashing character show up...or maybe see them stumble upon a prison.

I know the show is different from the comic, which is a good thing, but if they make it TOO different it becomes a bad thing. Not talking about the last scene here...more thinking of scenes with Shane and Rick, and the church...

Oh, yeah, and what IS the deal with the bodies in the cars, anyway?...if there isn't some explanation there, that just makes no sense at all based on what we know so far...


I really REALLY hope they stay far FAR away from the later stuff in the comic. Keep that anime/(manga?) trash out of my zombie apocalypse please.



What anime stuff? Sword does not automatically equal anime.

And lol and calling a group of 30-40 zombies a herd. I'll wait for them to CG a group of hundreds.


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has no place in something that is supposed to be grounded in reality.

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 01:29 AM

people used swords long before anime was a term for Animation created in a Japanese style.

and hell if a sword works... and its what you can get your hands on... USE THE SWORD.. its not like it has limited ammo

besides on the show we've got a guy with a crossbow using the same bolt over and over... how is that different?

melee works for zombies

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 02:11 AM

Lets not add you're in a show where ZOMBIES ARE TREATED AS REAL!

Ironbite-yeah...using a sword just makes sense.

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 03:39 AM

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 09:14 AM

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Lets not add you're in a show where ZOMBIES ARE TREATED AS REAL!

Ironbite-yeah...using a sword just makes sense.

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Posted 19 October 2011 - 03:39 PM

I guess these are spoliers for non-comic readers so...

HIGHLIGHT to view:

I'm pretty sure Michonne will show up at some point. She seems to be one of Kirkman's favorite characters, and is a favorite of a lot of fans as well.
That said, I'm sure they'll make some changes to her character for the show, and I'm okay with that. The leashed zombie thing is really relatively minor in the comic so they could ditch that without any major issues...but having a sword in a post apocalyptic world where gunshots draw large numbers of zombies just makes sense. If anything it's actually more unrealistic, IMHO that they're not all fashioning more melee weapons, as well as crossbows and bows...in this world these kind of weapons have proven to be MORE practical than guns in many cases.


Back to the opener...I'm guessing they're on their way to Hershel's farm now...but I think that could have gotten there in the opener, and Carl getting shot right before a commercial break still would have had impact...they could have gotten to the farm and still had a decent ending...but I'm willing to watch the next few episodes to see where they're going.



Personally, I still want to see Shane go nuts and Carl kill him, but I get the feeling they're keeping Shane around for awhile...


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Posted 23 October 2011 - 10:11 PM

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Lets not add you're in a show where ZOMBIES ARE TREATED AS REAL!

Ironbite-yeah...using a sword just makes sense.

Guys, he's talking about the pink skirt...



For the most part, the majority of the characters especially earlier in the comic, feel like real people. Later you get stuff Like Michone, and the Gov, who seem like comic book characters. One of the things that made the early Walking Dead stuff great (and is what makes most Zombie fiction great) is that it is played straight. You have believable realistic characters behaving logically for there character. This is why IMO the original Night of the Living Dead, and 28 Days later are so great. They don't try to throw in bad ass characters, or unrealistic "cool" death scenes like 28 weeks later terrible helicopter scene.

That said, blades are terrible anti zombie weapons. Chopping into a skull is going to be very difficult and will quickly dull a blade. There is also a good chance if you do chop into it, that the blade is going to get stuck. Taking a head clean off at the neck would also require a very sharp blade, and a well placed swing, and you again have the risk of blade getting lodged in the zombie. The crossbow is a pretty good choice, as it is fairly quite, capable of making a kill and has semi reusable ammo. I understand the place for melee weapons, but a quick easy to handle weapon to take them off there feet like a baseball bat is going to make far more sense than a sword. A long pitchfork would also probably be pretty handy.

Tonight's episode: Again better than all but last seasons pilot. Lighter on action and suspense than this seasons opener, but we got introduced to some new guys, and got some good character stuff from about everybody.
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Posted 24 October 2011 - 03:10 AM

The only time that blade became realistic was when the Governor killed Tyreese, he has to keep hacking away to decapitate him.
I don't think anyone picked up Thomas machete in the prison story arc and I was left wondering where he got it from.
Last nights episode was great and why is it Andrea always gets attacked by the best zombies?

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 01:26 PM

Watched the first episode and really enjoyed it. Hope they can keep it up for another 6 episodes. Because they sure as hell didn't manage to during season 1.
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Posted 24 October 2011 - 02:07 PM

Actually..I concede the point that actually trying to hack into a skull with a blade is a bad idea...but I think that Kirkman was actually trying to make a differentiation between the living and the dead with the Tyrese thing, and one of the reasons a blade would get stuck in bone is that living bone swells...not sure what dead bone does, not an expert, there...and I also agree that baseball bats, especially metal ones, would make the best logical weapon, but there's reality, and then there's entertainment, so I'm pretty sure we'll still see bladed weapons, and have to assume they are continually sharpening and honing them.

Ok, this isn't comic discussion, so onto ep 2...

Pretty well done here. I like what they did with Hershel, actually, and although I did think the Veterinarian becoming the only doctor we have in a bad situation shtick has been played out, it makes sense on a farm setting to have a skilled vet as well, and everything was close enough to the comic arc to satisfy comic fans and show fans alike. Waiting to see whether they'll do anything with the barn, though...

I like the new characters overall, but they haven't had much time to develop. Personally i hope they don't draw out the Carl being shot drama much more, and we need to move on on Sophia as well, even if it's a they don't find her at all resolution, that plot point needs to move forward as well. They;re doing a good job developing rick, but Andrea needs to either get her gun back or just get killed...her being the one person to get attacked by a zombie each week is going to get old fast. I like what they did with Shane and Otis, but I get the feeling they'll find a way out and we'll get back to the Status Quo, but I'd like to be wrong on that.

Those are just my gut reactions, I may have to watch it again to get a better feel for things.

Thought that Talking Dead was pretty useless again, and Kirkman's comments that the bodies in the cars would have suffered brain trauma didn't fly with me, as mostly it looked like people were just stuck in traffic and chose so sit in their cars and die...didn't look like accidents or suicides, or that they'd been eaten, so that one still seems off, but I guess I'll go with it.

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 02:21 PM

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Actually..I concede the point that actually trying to hack into a skull with a blade is a bad idea...but I think that Kirkman was actually trying to make a differentiation between the living and the dead with the Tyrese thing, and one of the reasons a blade would get stuck in bone is that living bone swells...not sure what dead bone does, not an expert, there...and I also agree that baseball bats, especially metal ones, would make the best logical weapon, but there's reality, and then there's entertainment, so I'm pretty sure we'll still see bladed weapons, and have to assume they are continually sharpening and honing them.

Ok, this isn't comic discussion, so onto ep 2...

Pretty well done here. I like what they did with Hershel, actually, and although I did think the Veterinarian becoming the only doctor we have in a bad situation shtick has been played out, it makes sense on a farm setting to have a skilled vet as well, and everything was close enough to the comic arc to satisfy comic fans and show fans alike. Waiting to see whether they'll do anything with the barn, though...

I like the new characters overall, but they haven't had much time to develop. Personally i hope they don't draw out the Carl being shot drama much more, and we need to move on on Sophia as well, even if it's a they don't find her at all resolution, that plot point needs to move forward as well. They;re doing a good job developing rick, but Andrea needs to either get her gun back or just get killed...her being the one person to get attacked by a zombie each week is going to get old fast. I like what they did with Shane and Otis, but I get the feeling they'll find a way out and we'll get back to the Status Quo, but I'd like to be wrong on that.

Those are just my gut reactions, I may have to watch it again to get a better feel for things.

Thought that Talking Dead was pretty useless again, and Kirkman's comments that the bodies in the cars would have suffered brain trauma didn't fly with me, as mostly it looked like people were just stuck in traffic and chose so sit in their cars and die...didn't look like accidents or suicides, or that they'd been eaten, so that one still seems off, but I guess I'll go with it.


I'm hoping it's going to end up that not everyone turns, and that was just a cover to not spoil it for later. I've never been a huge fan of 100% death/infection rate. It makes the drama they often insert around killing someone that has been bitten/infected seem kinda silly. It's fine early on, when they are "discovering" this. Dawn of the Dead remake did a pretty good job with this.

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Posted 31 October 2011 - 04:34 AM

Okay who didn't see the ending to last nights episode coming a mile off?

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Posted 31 October 2011 - 07:21 AM

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Okay who didn't see the ending to last nights episode coming a mile off?


Me, apparently. I didn't like Shane before but I didn't think he was capable of that.

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Posted 31 October 2011 - 08:19 AM

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Well, I saw that coming. As soon as I saw it was just him, I knew he left the guy behind. I must say that it was quite cold shooting him in the leg and not in the head. I mean would it have made any difference to the walkers that he was alive? I mean this episode showed that they will eat fresh dead meat, the guy hanging in the tree for example. Still, the whole scene was fairly well done, and I can totally see Shane doing that to save not just himself, but Carl too. Remember, he was willing to stay back himself a few minutes earlier. And realistically Otis should never be able to survive that trip anyways. No offense, but the dude was way too big to be able to out run the walkers.

Glenn and the chick seem destined to hook up. That should make things interesting when they eventually get kicked off the farm.

Still no word on Sophia. I am getting a bit worn out on that story thread. Either have her show up, alive or undead, or have them rescue her from whomever's holding her. On the positive side, I like the direction of the Darrel and Andrea dynamic in the late night woods search.

Overall, the episode was great, and definitely my favorite of the season so far.

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Posted 31 October 2011 - 08:43 AM

hug Shane

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Posted 31 October 2011 - 09:16 AM

I think Carl is Shane's son, if this is the case it would explain a lot, I bet that's what Jenner told Rick and this will lead to Shane going off the deep end onl for Carl to kill him.
Also Hershel's farm arc is going to end with a Night of the Living Dead homage.

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Posted 31 October 2011 - 09:26 AM

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I think Carl is Shane's son, if this is the case it would explain a lot, I bet that's what Jenner told Rick and this will lead to Shane going off the deep end onl for Carl to kill him.
Also Hershel's farm arc is going to end with a Night of the Living Dead homage.


How would he know that Carl is Shane's son to tell Rick in the first place? And why wouldn't Rick flip out immediately after?

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Posted 31 October 2011 - 09:40 AM

Jenner took blood samples from everyone but that said Rick is donating blood to Carl and unless their both the same type or he has double O negative it shouldn't work.
Rick may want to keep the status quo and be oblivious to Lori and Shane screwing around.

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Posted 31 October 2011 - 11:01 AM

I seriously doubt that Shane is Carl's father. Lori, while crazy, didn't hook up with Shane until after they thought that Rick was dead. Also, just the way that Lori was acting towards Carl in the flashback after Rick was shot, just makes me think that Carl is Rick's son.


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Posted 31 October 2011 - 11:07 AM

The writing isn't the best, but the atmosphere and general sense of realism and constant danger is pretty awesome in this show. It feels suitably large-scaled enough for a zombie show to be believable. I just watched season 1 in the past week or so, and just caught up to season 2 with last night's episode.

I'm getting tired of the girl missing in the woods. Find her or don't, but let's move on. I'm tired of waiting for Morgan and his son, also Merle, and I'm also guessing that we'll see Otis come back as a zombie and give away to everyone what Shane did. Yes, that was an obvious plot point, but it was carried out well. Basically, there's just a few too many loose ends for my liking right now.

As soon as they saw the traffic snarl and called it a graveyard, I was expecting way more than just one herd passing through in the few days they've (stupidly) stayed there. In World War Z, they (accurately, IMO) made the case that traffic jams were just full of dead, and were to be avoided at all costs. Especially with Rick telling Morgan, "stay off the roads," before himself going on a road, I thought this idea would carry over. I'm annoyed it hasn't.

I'm also annoyed that the farmhouse is lit up like a hugging christmas tree at night. We've established that a road flare will distract a whole mob for minutes at a time. These lights would bring 'em for miles! So this and the traffic thing are really bugging me, because they're somewhat breaking the reality they've been building up.

Fortunately, the character stuff has been good enough to make up for it so far. But even that's wavering a little with Darryl as he's turning into a Sawyer-type "misunderstood bad boy" rather than just an ignorant hick that's making himself useful. It's one thing to get to know him better, another to totally change him.

Still, it's a good show, one of the better ones I've seen on TV in a while and seems to be living up to the hype. I'm looking forward to where the rest of this season goes for sure!

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