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@  TheMightyMol... : (12 December 2019 - 05:33 PM)

Can it raise the dead?

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 05:33 PM)

Cheddar can do just about anything.

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 05:32 PM)

Cream cheese has to be on a bagel or crackers.

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 05:31 PM)

(for example: I like Swiss cheese on sandwiches, but find it merely tolerable by itself)

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 05:30 PM)

I mean are you eating it by itself? With crackers? On a sandwich?

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 December 2019 - 04:48 PM)

I would ask, but I'd rather not know.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (12 December 2019 - 03:38 PM)

With my mouth, usually.

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 08:48 AM)

Depends on how you're eating it.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (12 December 2019 - 01:40 AM)

Havarti, without a doubt.

@  Greebtron : (12 December 2019 - 01:28 AM)

Not Don, thanks. I'd like a writer who actually cares enough to do the job properly

@  Benbot : (11 December 2019 - 09:34 PM)

What's your favorite cheese? I'm not sure, but it's hard to beat muenster.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 December 2019 - 05:10 PM)

Man I wish IDW could do a season 2.5 with a few writers like Michael Charles Hill or Donald F Glut or Paul Davids involved.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 December 2019 - 04:33 PM)

They were looking for Skids, but the animators forgot he existed again.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 December 2019 - 02:58 PM)

He regrouped with Omega Supreme, the Dinobots, Skyfire and the Protectobots.

@  Benbot : (11 December 2019 - 08:20 AM)

Did he get infected with the rest of the Autobots or did he smartly remain off-planet?

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 December 2019 - 05:38 AM)

He really just went to the beach for a couple of days, then called it in. Who's gonna follow up on it?

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 December 2019 - 05:05 AM)

Anyone really believe Cosmos searched far enough for more ingredient for Corrostop?

@  Nevermore : (11 December 2019 - 03:48 AM)

Oh, we are pretty good at "forgetting" about that. Insisting on sending people home on their overtime, THEN suddenly rushing to do the "backlog" stuff when it's really overdue.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 December 2019 - 05:43 PM)

I've yet to find an organization which didn't have a backlog of "stuff" that needs to be done, but isn't important enough to put on the schedule proper.

@  TM2-Megatron : (10 December 2019 - 05:01 PM)

I'm sure most good/bad (depending on your POV) bosses would be able to find something for the worker to do, in most cases, even if it's spending 8 hours pretending to push a broom around

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (10 December 2019 - 04:39 PM)

Still better than American jobs. x.x;

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 December 2019 - 11:10 AM)

I'm pretty sure you've already mentioned this before. Especially that last one.

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2019 - 11:05 AM)

That can be fun if you're strong-willed enough. "Hey, you want to go home? Overtime reduction, there's nothing to do..." - "Nah, not today. I want to work."

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2019 - 11:04 AM)

This applies to the field of work as well. Meaning, your boss orders you to show up for a full shift, you show up on time and are absolutely willing to work, and then your boss realizes he has no work for you, your boss has to pay you for a full shift even if you don't work at all.

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2019 - 11:03 AM)

Fun fact: German law has a concept named "default in acceptance", which postulates that if there is a "service for payment" contract, the party that should provide the service correctly offers their due service, and the party that should pay fails to accept the service within due time, the second party still has to pay the first party even if there was no service delivered.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 10:54 PM)

If it's seasonal affective disorder, check with your doc about vitamin D supplements.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 December 2019 - 12:46 PM)

That's what I was thinking too, It's the christmas rush and if that's not stressful enough the cold weather can also impact mental health.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 12:41 PM)

Might be a stupid question given the comment, BUT: have you done anything outside the ordinary lately? Might just be a stress reaction.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 December 2019 - 12:29 PM)

I've experienced sleep paralysis with ghostly images and similar things in the past and can snap out of it through moving my fingers. I've definitely hallucinated before and members of both sides of the family have had similar experience, some suffered forms of mental instability in two cases schizophrenia.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 10:47 AM)

So... either a hallucination or night terrors. Are you prone to this kind of thing?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 11:55 PM)

It kept repeating until I sat up.

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 11:54 PM)

I've been up since three and when sheepish I was hallucinating something knocking twice against my bedroom door.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 December 2019 - 06:58 PM)

Then repaint Apeface and Snapdragon as Transmetal Optimus Primal and Megatron. It's crazy enough to work.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (07 December 2019 - 05:32 PM)

Moral imperative.

@  Nevermore : (07 December 2019 - 05:13 PM)

Wishful thinking, rumor or leak?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 04:48 PM)

Snapdragon for Earthrise.

@  TM2-Megatron : (04 December 2019 - 10:22 PM)

Still not the weirdest thing a Nic Cage character has done in a film

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 December 2019 - 04:00 PM)

Couldn't be worse than him pissing fire as Ghost Rider.

@  Rycochet : (04 December 2019 - 03:38 PM)

The Tim Burton Superman Movie is the DC movie we deserve. It would have Nic Cage in a technosuit punching polarbears.

@  Paladin : (04 December 2019 - 02:59 PM)

Wonder Woman was great. Shazam was amazing. Aquaman... exists.

@  RichardT1977 : (04 December 2019 - 01:54 PM)

TBF, Aquaman and Shazam! were pretty good.

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 December 2019 - 01:00 PM)

Not a difficult feat.

@  Benbot : (04 December 2019 - 11:50 AM)

You just put more effort into telling a compelling story than all of WB's execs.

@  Cybersnark : (04 December 2019 - 11:41 AM)

Cue the flashback to Jonathan, reassuring a terrified child: "What you are is never as important as who you are." Cue Superman's response to Brainiac: "I already know who I am."*John Williams fanfare plays*

@  Cybersnark : (04 December 2019 - 11:38 AM)

I don't think we even really need to see Krypton. I'd start with Clark growing up in Kansas, thinking he's normal, and follow him through the development of his powers. There've been enough alternate takes on Krypton that it could actually work as a mystery; is this the pre-Crisis utopia, the sterile science world, or the relic of a fallen empire? Brainiac was there, and he tempts Clark with the knowledge of what he really is.

@  Otaku : (04 December 2019 - 11:12 AM)

First, a Krypton film, ending with baby Kal-El being found on Earth.  Then Supe's early career film, establishing his values... and if Jonothan Kent needs to die, it happens because of something like a heart attack while Clark is savnig folks on the other side of the world.  After we know Clark minimizes property damage and never kills, have Zod & Company show up and force him to make tough choices.

@  Otaku : (04 December 2019 - 11:07 AM)

Man of Steel seems like someone came up with a Superman trilogy and then the execs said "We've got to catch up to Marvel, make it one film!".  I don't mean that based on the film's actual pacing, but because various story beats make more sense to me if they weren't all squished together.

@  Cybersnark : (03 December 2019 - 07:44 PM)

I've been wanting to write a Superman movie trilogy for years; "Man of Steel" (featuring a Terminator-like Brainiac) was going to be first, with "Last Son of Krypton" (featuring the Eradicator) as the sequel and "Man of Tomorrow" (in which Luthor makes his face-heel turn) as the conclusion. Thanks to Snyder I have to re-arrange my titles.

@  Nevermore : (03 December 2019 - 06:15 PM)

I still wish "Man of Steel" had instead been an adaptation of both the John Byrne miniseries of the same name and the Jeph Loeb/Tim Sale miniseries "Superman For All Seasons".

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (03 December 2019 - 04:42 PM)

A take I just read: Man of Steel is shot with such a lack of lighting that it is easier to discern what is going on in a porn film.


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#1241 Betty Nor

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 07:05 PM

Found the Retaliation Ninja 3-pack on clearance for $10 today at Target. I needed more Snake-Eyes and Storm Shadow figures like I need an bunghole in middle of my forehead, but the Red Ninja makes a passable 30th Slice, and I've been hankering for that sugegasa. So $10 was a good enough price to make me forget that I wasn't going to buy into the Retaliation line.

Snake-Eyes sucks since he really can't hold his katana once you remove the band keeping it there.

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 09:11 PM

I think the carded Red Ninja is far closer to Slice, but I seem to be in the minority as I've seen a lot of people say the 3-pack RN is their Slice. I wonder how much of that has to do with the readily-available mask... IMO the "temple" SE had a better mask.

Edited by Lukeblast, 21 July 2012 - 09:12 PM.


#1243 Detour

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 09:19 PM

QUOTE(Lukeblast @ Jul 21 2012, 10:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the carded Red Ninja is far closer to Slice, but I seem to be in the minority as I've seen a lot of people say the 3-pack RN is their Slice. I wonder how much of that has to do with the readily-available mask... IMO the "temple" SE had a better mask.

The 3-pack Red Ninja reminds a lot of people of the 2002 version of Slice, which is a favorite of many fans (especially since it gave him actual waist articulation).
It also helps to distinguish him FROM Red Ninjas.

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 21 July 2012 - 09:20 PM

Holy crap, $10 is a dream of a deal. My Targets are still holding fast to full price.

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 09:25 PM

QUOTE(Sean Whitmore @ Jul 21 2012, 09:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Holy crap, $10 is a dream of a deal. My Targets are still holding fast to full price.


Same here. When I was in Austin, I saw them for $17, but I held off. I hope to get lucky.

#1246 Mecheon

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 11:12 PM

QUOTE(Lukeblast @ Jul 22 2012, 12:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the carded Red Ninja is far closer to Slice, but I seem to be in the minority as I've seen a lot of people say the 3-pack RN is their Slice. I wonder how much of that has to do with the readily-available mask... IMO the "temple" SE had a better mask.

Snake Eyes can go from black to grey and with different masks, so I just say this is an update of Slice in the same vein

Sure its not perfect, but give him the mask and makes him look more like a unique character

#1247 Detour

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 11:20 PM

See, Slice was red at first.
Then he was orange.
Then teal.
Then a hearty mixture of red and grey, which is the one people are reminded of here.
Then, two versions in white and black with a tiny bit of red.
It's not like Slice has been on a neverending trend of pure red versions.

There's also the fact that V1 Slice was a very vibrant shade of red, that the red on the 3-pack ninja matches better, compared to the dull red of the single-carded red ninja.

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.

 


#1248 Luke

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 11:31 AM

QUOTE(Detour @ Jul 21 2012, 10:19 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Lukeblast @ Jul 21 2012, 10:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the carded Red Ninja is far closer to Slice, but I seem to be in the minority as I've seen a lot of people say the 3-pack RN is their Slice. I wonder how much of that has to do with the readily-available mask... IMO the "temple" SE had a better mask.

The 3-pack Red Ninja reminds a lot of people of the 2002 version of Slice, which is a favorite of many fans (especially since it gave him actual waist articulation).
It also helps to distinguish him FROM Red Ninjas.

I suppose if that's the mold that you're using for Red Ninjas...

I'm not telling anyone they play with their toys wrong; it's just a thing I was observing and tossing out to discuss. I had the first Slice figure for years and for me there's a lot of nostalgia in having him mostly red so the 3-pack one doesn't cut it. But again that's me, I was curious what thoughts others had.

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 11:37 AM

For me it's two things:

1) I very much like the look of the black with the red. I think it just looks cooler than the red with black.

2) I didn't have the mask before I got the 3-pack.

So... While I know it's not accurate, I'm cool with settling.

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 07:40 PM

I've been puzzling over why Dollar General Storm Shadow doesn't just use the second Storm Shadow mold/Ninja Viper head, since it's a good bit closer to the original Ninja Force figure. I popped on the Ninja Viper head and instantly discovered why- the balljoint socket is so high inside the head that it leaves the head with barely any range of motion and looks bizarre because the head is so low on the neck. Kind of a bummer.

Also wish he had that ridiculously long sword TRU Quick Kick came with, just 'cause.
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#1251 Betty Nor

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 07:53 PM

I only had the original slice, and while 3-pack "Slice" would have been better off with the red and black switched on the torso and legs and had the mask black/silver instead of red/silver, I'm not going to split hairs over it. It's still a damn good representation for me.

And it's not like Hasbro is jumping through hoops to get us a 30th Slice anyway.

#1252 Detour

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 08:22 PM

They were planning a Dice, though, which makes me think Slice was planned but ultimately shuffled over to the 3-pack as a Red Ninja. With Slice's mask.

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.

 


#1253 Mecheon

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 09:52 PM

QUOTE(Detour @ Jul 23 2012, 11:22 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
They were planning a Dice, though, which makes me think Slice was planned but ultimately shuffled over to the 3-pack as a Red Ninja. With Slice's mask.

Dice is being done by the Club eventually as part of the subscription figures, so he'll be able to be picked up too

#1254 Detour

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 10:00 PM

Yeah, but Hasbro's figure looks better.
And has Modern Ninja Ankles.

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.

 


#1255 Betty Nor

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 04:10 AM

Looking at the YoJoe.com figure index, I just realised that the regular packed Red Ninja pretty much has the swapped colours to make a better Slice.

And to think that I passed on that figure I dunno how many times.

Oh well, I can always go about picking it up in 6 months or so.

#1256 Detour

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 04:32 AM

The single-card red ninja's colors are too dull to be an accurate v1 Slice.
Especially if you're going to use the 3-pack ninja's mask on it. The red is much more vibrant much like the vibrant red that typically colors Slice (when he's red 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 24 July 2012 - 08:13 AM

Eh... I think you're really being picky on this "wrong shade of red" thing. And if one uses the mask from SE or paints the tassels for the accurate black, matching is not an issue.

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 08:11 AM

I dunno, man. Is it any pickier than wanting him to remain the color he had for all of a year?

I could understand if Slice was a really obscure character who had his original toy and little else and never deviated from that deco...
But the only version of Slice that was never used in media was the Shadow Ninjas version.


On a ninja-related note, now that Retaliation gave us a more accurate (and really fun!) Kamakura, I'm wondering who I can repurpose the ROC version into...
Right now I'm looking at either Dojo (blue color, kusari-gama weapon) or Tiger Claw (on account of being a Kamakura repaint). Thoughts?

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

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 09:41 AM

QUOTE(Detour @ Jul 25 2012, 09:11 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I dunno, man. Is it any pickier than wanting him to remain the color he had for all of a year?

I could understand if Slice was a really obscure character who had his original toy and little else and never deviated from that deco...
But the only version of Slice that was never used in media was the Shadow Ninjas version.

I don't recall the orange or JvC versions ever being in media, and the newsculpt version was... what, a minor character in a couple of direct-to-videos? Never made an impression on me. A red-suited Slice has made the vast bulk of his already-limited fictional appearances.

Let me repeat myself: I'm not trying to argue with you or anyone else about this. I'm merely stating my preference and asking what others think. It's a curiosity, a conversation, a discussion. Please stop trying to convince me that I play with my toys wrong, and please stop acting like I'm forcing my preferences on everyone. This could have been a neat little tangent before all the potential for fun was sucked out of it.

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 08:20 PM

So, just in case you have not tried it, the VvV Jinx blindfold looks great on the white SDCC figure. I'll try to post pics later, and I will try it on the red Jinx when she arrives. icon-ironhide.gif



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