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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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Posted 26 February 2019 - 07:57 PM

Watching Fate/Apocrypha, I still like the female Saber and the female Rider, thou the female Berserker is somewhat attractive, Ruler is nice but those three are just better, Saber for her tom boy personalty, Rider because of her happy go lucky personalty, Berserker, not sure what attacts me aside from the fact she dressed in white with red hair and the grunts she makes!


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Posted 27 February 2019 - 02:29 AM

Huh, I somehow never noticed the anime thread before.

 

Sadly it's come to the point in my life I have to pick and choose what I spend time on/with, so I'm not the biggest anime watcher anymore.

 

All I'm looking at for the moment is Rising of a Shield hero, and Dororo.

 

Dororo because I played the hell out of "Blood Will Tell" for the PS2. Kinda sucks it means I know the basics of the story, but neat seeing the characters in a more fleshed out medium.

 

Recently finished "How Not to Summon a Demon Lord" Which I thought was pretty fun.

 

Then for those of you that know of my anime stream Thursday nights, we're watching "Log Horizon" and "My Love Story" Both which are great.

Still not sure what we'll move on to after one of those ends, though at some point we do plan to show Green Green to demonstrate how NOT to write friends for the main character...


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Posted 27 February 2019 - 02:34 AM

the female Rider


Astolfo is a dude. Jeanne just doesn't notice for some reason.

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Posted 27 February 2019 - 08:22 AM

I considered this but genuinely think he means Rider of... Red? Or is that one of the many Servants on the Red faction who just kind of shows up in an arc for a Black faction Servant?

 

Sadly it's come to the point in my life I have to pick and choose what I spend time on/with, so I'm not the biggest anime watcher anymore.r...

 

This is me, but with video games.

 


Still not sure what we'll move on to after one of those ends, though at some point we do plan to show Green Green to demonstrate how NOT to write friends for the main character...

 

The Autoscorers were not Carol's friends, they were just animated dolls based on various personality traits we are told she has but she never exhibits.

 

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Posted 27 February 2019 - 08:56 AM

Achilles is also a dude.

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Posted 27 February 2019 - 01:20 PM

I considered this but genuinely think he means Rider of... Red? Or is that one of the many Servants on the Red faction who just kind of shows up in an arc for a Black faction Servant?

 

Sadly it's come to the point in my life I have to pick and choose what I spend time on/with, so I'm not the biggest anime watcher anymore.r...

 

This is me, but with video games.

 


Still not sure what we'll move on to after one of those ends, though at some point we do plan to show Green Green to demonstrate how NOT to write friends for the main character...

 

The Autoscorers were not Carol's friends, they were just animated dolls based on various personality traits we are told she has but she never exhibits.

 

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First quote: That's me with videogames as well. :/ 
Then again My roommate and I stream anime Thursday nights, Saturday Morning Cartoons Saturday Morning, and a videogame Saturday night. Then I have work, hanging with friends, and at the start of every month a board game night, and I think that's a good use of my free time.

 

Second quote about the Autoscorers.

 

Um, what? I have no idea what you are talking about.

 

https://en.wikipedia...n_Green_(anime)

 

THIS is the anime I'm talking about. The three 'friends' of the main guy are the absolute worst.


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Posted 27 February 2019 - 01:36 PM

Second quote about the Autoscorers.
 
Um, what? I have no idea what you are talking about.


He's making a joke, and trying to hint at it with the link the spoiler box.

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Posted 27 February 2019 - 09:19 PM

And somehow I missed that Green Green was written anywhere on that page. Dont' know how.


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Posted 27 February 2019 - 11:32 PM

Green Green as a whole sounds terrible so if the friends are specifically bad they must be the literal worst.

 

I think this is the second time this year that I've read about an R18 visual novel getting an R18 OVA series in addition to an 'all ages' anime, though Green Green got a lot of varied OVAs so it must have been popular.

 

The other instance is YU-NO, but the R18 OVA is almost twenty years older than the upcoming 'all-ages' anime.


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Posted 28 February 2019 - 02:03 AM

There is an interesting story in Green Green.

 

I just wish it wasn't told IN Green Green.

 

The friends pretty much ruin the entire show. I'd give anything to get an anime that focuses more on the real plot of the show, and just cut the friends out almost entirely. I mean there is a part in the show where the main guy finally calls them out on their bullshit, and the anime treats it as if the MC is in the WRONG.

 

I ended up buying it to show, and will likely hold on to my copy, but I can't really recommend it. If anyone wants to see the train wreck though I can post in my anime thread in Mayhem when we'll start it for the stream.


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Posted 28 February 2019 - 11:25 AM

Sounds fun.

 

Seems a lot of visual novels have plots like that. You can't recommend the VN versions either since they're almost always full of romance routes that run 30h each and each has about a fifth of the plot.


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Posted 28 February 2019 - 11:49 AM

So apparently a new Gridman guidebook says Alexis was a corrupted Over Justice after wandering the Trigger multiverse.



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Posted 04 March 2019 - 11:12 AM

Star☆Twinkle PreCure had an episode where the lesson was "It's okay to keep things from your parents if you know they won't react well." It's a good lesson, and the character faced with this arc is mature enough to handle this situation, but it feels like a weird lesson for a kid's show (or any show, really).

 

And I mean PreCure keep their identities from their parents the majority of the time but this specifically calls for Actual Real Subterfuge.

 

Which is weird because this is one of the "The villains know who the PreCure are but don't ever target their homes or families or anything." though that seems like this will change next week.


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Posted 11 March 2019 - 04:09 PM

We're up to how many isekai things starring Takahashi Rie now?

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Posted 16 March 2019 - 08:25 AM

This week on Kurumi-chan; Prima Cyan takes up vaping, everybody assumes she's been turned into an alternate evil magical girl version of herself (she hasn't).


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Posted 16 March 2019 - 08:33 PM

I love Fairy Tail, the openning fight of the latest ep was a riot and had me laughing out loud, sure Fairy Tail might not be the biggest of the shogan format series but I come to love the show for its story of bonds and its action sequences, plus how the comical moments come across on screen, Power scaling might be somewhat wacked at times but the series delivers on good battles and stories, thou I think one of the cleverist parts of Fairy Tail's writing is the seven year time skip and the consqueneces of what happened at the end of the previous arc.


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Posted 19 March 2019 - 08:31 PM

A teaser trailer gone up on IGN for One Punchman season 2:

 

 

Whoever made this teaser, is clearly trying to avoid spoilers, but the editing is a bit of a mess, but at least its something to look forward to!


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Posted 19 March 2019 - 11:55 PM

Yeah that's also been up on the official Bandai Namco Pictures channel for like, a day.

 

I find it funny that somebody up in the value chain decided that exclusively streaming the second season of One Punch Man on Hulu was a good idea because like, no, it is not.


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Posted 20 March 2019 - 02:13 AM

Wait OPM season two is Hulu exclusive?!

Well damn them for finding a reason for me not to cancel my subscription.

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Posted 22 March 2019 - 11:06 AM

So remember when I said I'd give the heads up about Green Green?

 

Yeah that's starting next Thursday. I'll also update my thread in Mayhem as well.


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