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@  Vexwing : (22 February 2020 - 03:26 AM)

I watched L.I.L.Y.Cat on there a while back, it was surprisingly good.

@  Steevy Maximus : (21 February 2020 - 08:47 PM)

@Dekafox, no DTP, but they DO have LILY Cat ;)

@  CORVUS : (21 February 2020 - 08:46 PM)

For me, it's "chocolate therapy".

@  wonko the sane? : (21 February 2020 - 08:32 PM)

Tonight dough owns my soul.

@  CORVUS : (21 February 2020 - 07:28 PM)

Stupid, delicious Ben & Jerry's.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (21 February 2020 - 06:42 PM)

Ahh. I remember watching Bubblegum Crisis 2020 or whatever.

@  Dekafox : (21 February 2020 - 06:25 PM)

Next you'll say they have Dominion Tank Police and L.I.L.Y.Cat

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 February 2020 - 06:06 PM)

Bubblegum Crisis, going by several shouts down.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (21 February 2020 - 05:38 PM)

BGC?

@  Bass X0 : (21 February 2020 - 02:33 PM)

Enjoy the fudgy icing of this Hostess Cup Cake!

@  Telly : (21 February 2020 - 02:31 PM)

harlock is on tubi as well. not dubbed though :(

@  Rhinox42 : (21 February 2020 - 01:19 PM)

Blugh, the english dub of BGC is atrocious.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 February 2020 - 07:02 AM)

I might need to update my software, or they face regional limitations, cause I found no evidence of either.

@  Steevy Maximus : (20 February 2020 - 10:31 PM)

DUDE! Starcom and COPS are on Tubi too!

@  Steevy Maximus : (20 February 2020 - 09:29 PM)

Spiffy! The english dub of Bubblegum Crisis on Tubi. It's gotten so hard to find these oldies on modern streaming services.

@  Nevermore : (20 February 2020 - 08:44 PM)

And now I know and now I know and now I know that you can hear me, know that you can hear me, know that you can hear me.

@  Nevermore : (20 February 2020 - 08:31 PM)

Oh, oh, people can you hear me? People can you hear me? People can you hear me?

@  Echowarrior : (20 February 2020 - 06:39 PM)

Let me go-o-o-o!

@  Telly : (20 February 2020 - 05:41 PM)

Galileo Galileo!

@  PlutoniumBoss : (20 February 2020 - 05:36 PM)

Very very fright-ning me!

@  Sabrblade : (20 February 2020 - 04:02 PM)

*thunder and lightning*

@  ▲ndrusi : (20 February 2020 - 03:46 PM)

Ah, ah, ah!

@  PlutoniumBoss : (20 February 2020 - 03:33 PM)

Already did. It didn't take long.

@  Dekafox : (19 February 2020 - 06:14 PM)

Count Zero?

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 February 2020 - 03:53 PM)

Oh boy, here we go.

@  ▲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.

 

Also doesn't know how to delete from the shoutbox

@  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.


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The G.I. Joe Thread


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#9741 Detour

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Posted 17 August 2019 - 11:38 AM

 

I'm guessing the O.G. Joe fans probably think he will be Storm Shadow when all indication is that he will play Snake Eyes.

Hence why there isn't yet an uproar.

This.  They're all assuming he's Storm Shadow.

 

No, my circles weren't discussing it at all at the time of my posting.

 

They are now.

 

And the butthurt...

The butthurt is real.


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 22 August 2019 - 09:29 AM

They're probably all pissed he's not also a septuagenarian that was in Vietnam, too.


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Posted 22 August 2019 - 01:59 PM

If Mr. Golding is cast as Snake Eyes, how is this even an issue?

 

He wears a mask that covers his face! Why is there even--

 

Is it because Larry Hama wrote him as white? Larry Hama has erroneously brought back characters in the background that he forgot he killed off. Have we reached critical nonsense mass that we can't have TWO Asian protagonists (assuming Storm Shadow is in the movie)?

 

. . .Why is my fandom like this?

 

The good news: Ray Park wrote a very nice and classy note to fans:

 

It’s been a pleasure to play a character twice in a Hollywood big budget movie that was part of my childhood and influenced me throughout. 
NINJA LIFE! 
Thank you @paramountpics@lorenzo_di_bonaventura#erikhowsam #stephensommers#bobducsay @jonmchu 
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Posted 22 August 2019 - 03:01 PM

Presumably this is an "origin" story, so I don't expect we'll see the mask until the end of the movie.

 

In the end though we don't need another "white savior" movie - Iron Fist wasn't just problematic because of the bad acting. I'm all for changing things up. All I want is a good movie.


 
 
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Posted 22 August 2019 - 03:41 PM

If Mr. Golding is cast as Snake Eyes, how is this even an issue?

 

He wears a mask that covers his face! Why is there even--

 

Is it because Larry Hama wrote him as white? Larry Hama has erroneously brought back characters in the background that he forgot he killed off. Have we reached critical nonsense mass that we can't have TWO Asian protagonists (assuming Storm Shadow is in the movie)?

 

 

Yes



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Posted 22 August 2019 - 04:17 PM

If Mr. Golding is cast as Snake Eyes, how is this even an issue?

 

He wears a mask that covers his face! Why is there even--

 

Is it because Larry Hama wrote him as white? Larry Hama has erroneously brought back characters in the background that he forgot he killed off. Have we reached critical nonsense mass that we can't have TWO Asian protagonists (assuming Storm Shadow is in the movie)?

 

. . .Why is my fandom like this?

 

 

Nah, that's overthinking it.  More like: Larry wrote it, therefore it is set in stone for all time.  To deviate is to commit heresy.

 

For the record, I've nothing against Larry.  But come on, he has been writing for this franchise since shortly before I was born.  Gotta move on some time.


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Posted 22 August 2019 - 09:11 PM

I'm always happy to see a franchise inviting big names back. I will always applaud a project that puts Hama on Joe, Claremont on X-Men, Furman on Transformers etc.

I may not want to read it... and you have to keep these things small, or rather self-contained (ARAH is NOT small and will run forever obviously). God knows you don't want Furman writing Optimus Prime and Lost Light. But I like to see those iconic creators thrown a bit of love now and then.

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Posted 23 August 2019 - 01:30 PM

Storm Shadow has been cast for Snake Eyes.

https://deadline.com...yes-1202702725/



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Posted 23 August 2019 - 04:49 PM

Storm Shadow has been cast for Snake Eyes.

https://deadline.com...yes-1202702725/

 

He seems like he'll be great. I saw him on "Call the Midwife."

 

I did.

 

Shut up.



#9750 Detour

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Posted 23 August 2019 - 06:29 PM

Okay.

 

But is he as sexy shirtless as Lee Byung-Hun was?


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 23 August 2019 - 08:38 PM

I've never had any real attachment to G.I. Joe, because us Brits got "Action Force" instead. So this casting doesn't bother me. I'll be interested to see how it goes.

What does bug me about this, is how some in the media are all but fanning the flames of controversy by going out of their way to say how this new casting "fixes" the problematic nature of Snake Eyes being a white guy. I mean, they're basically begging people to get angry about it.

And sadly, its working.

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Posted 25 August 2019 - 08:37 PM

Okay.

 

But is he as sexy shirtless as Lee Byung-Hun was?

 

THIS!

 

I've never had any real attachment to G.I. Joe, because us Brits got "Action Force" instead. So this casting doesn't bother me. I'll be interested to see how it goes.

What does bug me about this, is how some in the media are all but fanning the flames of controversy by going out of their way to say how this new casting "fixes" the problematic nature of Snake Eyes being a white guy. I mean, they're basically begging people to get angry about it.

And sadly, its working.

 

That's how they generate clicks/revenue. Easy money form people who get upset over pressing issues like this. 


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Posted 30 August 2019 - 07:19 PM

Just East Asian?

If this movie was really trying to be progressive, they would have fought tooth and nail to cast Margaret Cho as Snake Eyes.

#9754 Detour

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Posted 30 August 2019 - 11:12 PM

Who writes your jokes, Jamie Kennedy?


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 31 August 2019 - 01:24 PM

Just East Asian?

If this movie was really trying to be progressive, they would have fought tooth and nail to cast Margaret Cho as Snake Eyes.

Go back to Hisstank.



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Posted 01 September 2019 - 10:33 AM

I've never had any real attachment to G.I. Joe, because us Brits got "Action Force" instead. So this casting doesn't bother me. I'll be interested to see how it goes.


I thought it was just a name change to de-Americanize it for an international audience. Was there more to it than that?

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Posted 02 September 2019 - 09:55 PM

I thought I had read at some point that Hama's idea for making Snake Eyes a white dude was because Hama didn't want to come off as if he was inserting himself as Snake Eyes (a Larry Stu).

I dont think he could have planned for the level of hubris caused by the white savior complex trope.

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Posted 03 September 2019 - 02:36 AM

I've never had any real attachment to G.I. Joe, because us Brits got "Action Force" instead. So this casting doesn't bother me. I'll be interested to see how it goes.

I thought it was just a name change to de-Americanize it for an international audience. Was there more to it than that?

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Action Force was the successor line to Action Man and had it's own original molds, factions and fiction for the first few years of the line, using the more articulated Joe recolours as vehicle drivers. In 85 Palitoy folded, Hasbro took over the line and it became a rebadged de-americanised Gi-Joe for a couple of years before they switched to straight up Gi-Joe and it fizzled out.

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Posted 03 September 2019 - 12:34 PM

Yeah Action Force had its own set of heroes and villains with the Red Shadows as the baddies and Z-Force/Q-Force/etc as the good guys.

When it made the switch to GI Joe, it had Baron Ironblood (Red Shadow leader) kill off all his officers so he could restart fresh as Cobra Commander and founded the new Cobra organization. Red Jackal survived and was renamed Destro though his origin as a cyborg-ized former Action Force officer was pretty much forgotten. Black Major was left for dead. Skeletrons became BATs. And the main action Force characters (like Skip, Quarrel, Lt. Dolphin...) were cast aside as Duke and the gang took over.

It was pretty crazy.

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Posted 04 September 2019 - 03:46 AM

https://www.joeaday....5-action-force/

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