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@  Otaku : (12 November 2019 - 08:25 PM)

@Liege My issue with Transformers (2007) were elements I thought were unnecessary.  I know it was supposed to just be a joke, but I didn't ever need to hear about "Sam's Happy Time". >.> Which, being in awe of the first "live action" TF-film, didn't even register until I'd already purchased and watched it on DVD a few times (after seeing it in theaters 3 times).

@  Liege : (12 November 2019 - 08:22 PM)

For all the Bayisms in the 07 movie, it was tempered by Spielberg as producer. Designs aside it was an enjoyable popcorn blockbuster about a boy and his first car who happens to be an alien from another planet. They sequels are just Bay going unchecked after he proved how much bank he could bring in.

@  TM2-Megatron : (12 November 2019 - 07:12 PM)

I didn't find the designs in the '07 movie to be that bad, personally. What got really offputting was how Cybertronians in general become such huge a-holes in the later films; the designs were very much secondary to their horrible personalities

@  Sabrblade : (12 November 2019 - 06:59 PM)

And yet, Transformers still broke the bank at the box office, opened up the brand to a whole new generation of fans, shot the brand up to mainstream appeal, and enabled all kinds of new collector-oriented lines and other avenues to come about. Not saying Sonic's movie will do the same for his series, but the 2007 TF movie certainly did more good than harm.

@  Bass X0 : (12 November 2019 - 06:09 PM)

Paramount changed Sonic due to fan backlash but refused to redo Transformers 2007 with new cgi appearances based on their classic forms everyone’s knows and loves, and can relate to. Trailer 1 Sonic is as appealing a design as 2007 Bumblebee...

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 November 2019 - 02:14 PM)

I don't. They're a pain in the ass to repair.

@  Benbot : (12 November 2019 - 12:48 PM)

I wish car companies would bring back flip up headlights

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 November 2019 - 09:07 AM)

Wear a hazmat suit. It's Walmart, they're used to weird.

@  wonko the sane? : (12 November 2019 - 07:54 AM)

2 inches of snow on the side of the house, 2 feet of snow on the deck. I hate this winter already.

@  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.


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#6621 Monique

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Posted 23 February 2019 - 04:28 PM

I did find it odd that this was what tipped the scales for Musk. Not sure what Roiland ever did however.

 

But I didn't ask. Mostly because I find it silly to make declarations like that in the first place.



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Posted 23 February 2019 - 06:24 PM

Even if the guy weren't an obnoxious assclown at the best of times who responded to people calling him a Nazi by leaning into it hard at pretty much the worst time in history since actual World War II to do that, I really don't understand why there's suddenly this huge outpouring of "support" for someone who's already way too famous to become even more way-too-famous.

 

Call me a hipster if you want, but if you ever catch me taking sides in a pointless popularity contest between the already-two-most-popular anythings, you should assume I'm too far gone and have my permission to just shoot me.


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Posted 23 February 2019 - 06:34 PM

Eh. One youtuber explained it basically like.. You got a king. And he's not the best king. He sometimes says crazy shit. But he's a generally well liked King that nobody want's to see replaced by a souless mega-corperation



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Posted 23 February 2019 - 06:40 PM

Pewdiepie Felix, yeah. Pretty much everybody I watch has come out for him at some point or another trying to keep him as the number 1 Youtuber. Didn't expect to see him pull non YT celebs into this however.

 

But as predicted, he was surpassed just after midnight. For exactly 1 second before starting to outpace the competition again. Still ends his streak all the same tho.

 

[edit] apparently I was misinformed. The sub gap got down to one subscriber, then spiked. He still retains the streak.

I basically unsubbed from Markiplier and Jacksepticeye once they went livestreaming pleading for people to sub to Pewdiepie, as though:
1) that actually bothered to mean anything in the long run

2) Pewdiepie represented or cared about the smaller creators on the platform

 

I want that Indian recording label to trounce his ass. hug him.


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 February 2019 - 07:48 PM

Eh. One youtuber explained it basically like.. You got a king. And he's not the best king. He sometimes says crazy shit. But he's a generally well liked King that nobody want's to see replaced by a souless mega-corperation

 
He's not being "replaced". He's not going anywhere (unfortunately) just because someone else's numbers are bigger than his. And by the way, neither are they if he wins. Is there even an end game here, or is this arms race going to just go on forever, escalating more and more until they're resorting to shoving flyers in people's mailboxes and harassing random people on the street begging for more subs?
 
I've always hated the term "dick-measuring competition" but I don't know how else to properly express how meaningless this all is and how insane his fans have gone by blowing it so far out of proportion. And at this point, it's literally turning into a contest of who can be the biggest dick. And a contest like that has no winners. Only lots and lots of losers.

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I basically unsubbed from Markiplier and Jacksepticeye once they went livestreaming pleading for people to sub to Pewdiepie


Two more for the list then! Why the hell not?

Edited by Pocket, 23 February 2019 - 07:49 PM.

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Posted 23 February 2019 - 09:16 PM

He's not being "replaced". He's not going anywhere (unfortunately) just because someone else's numbers are bigger than his.

Imagine having a life so hollow that your sole reason for relevance is that you have a lot of subscribers.


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 February 2019 - 09:43 PM

And then imagine having a life so hollow that you care how many subscribers someone else has.

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Posted 23 February 2019 - 11:49 PM

I walked away from Markiplier and Jack long ago after their format styles began to severely grate on the nerves. Yes yes, you act like a highly caffeinated ten year old. I've had a long day, I'm tired, and I just need you to take it down a notch or five.

 

Now my feed's pretty much exclusive British Let's Players. Huh.



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Posted 24 February 2019 - 03:07 AM

I walked away from Markiplier and Jack long ago after their format styles began to severely grate on the nerves. Yes yes, you act like a highly caffeinated ten year old. I've had a long day, I'm tired, and I just need you to take it down a notch or five.

 

Now my feed's pretty much exclusive British Let's Players. Huh.

Might I recommend Bryce Games if you want a decent American LPer?

 

And yeah Mark and Jack have gotten hit or miss but they still had the enjoyable bit here and there... but not enough for me to stay subbed after those livestreams making a Really Big Deal out of a stupid-ass thing in support of a worthless wangrod.


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 February 2019 - 06:17 AM

I wouldn't think anyone with any sense still thought PewDiePie was worth supporting, and I've yet to be disproven. He can go eat a fern, the dipshit.

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Posted 24 February 2019 - 07:06 AM

I tend to find most YouTubers become insufferable once they hit a certain margin of success. There are people I used to watch who went from "Thanks so much, all the support helps this channel grow" to "Who the hug are you?! I don't owe you anything!"

 

PewDiePie has never been my thing and I'm not sure why the hell people are so obsessed with his sub count.



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Posted 24 February 2019 - 08:52 AM

I think there are two camps on PewDiePie's sub count:

 

1: Those who genuinely care about the number itself.  Probably either his biggest fans or biggest detractors. Being people who either want it to go up so he's more successful or go down so he's less.  The usual celebrity love/hate thing.

 

2: People who find the popularity and consequently influence of PewDiePie disturbing, especially given his tendency to drop racist epitaphs and use, shall we say, racially questionable imagery and then brush it off as a 'joke'.

 

It's not surprising that people would care about this subscriber count, really.  It's the main metric by which to judge how popular and influential he is as a content creator, how many people are drinking his coolaid, so to speak. So, like, when he repeatedly drops the N-word, or makes anti-Semitic jokes, it becomes a relevant point of conversation just how many people think that's ok.

 

It also has relevance in discussing YouTube and the way they handle ad revenue and content creator prominence based on subs/views, but that's less the point in this instance.


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Posted 26 February 2019 - 05:05 PM

I mean on the subject of Mark and Jack joining in on this it's a pretty easy to see why. They jumped in well after the whole thing had hit meme status and after months of being bombarded by fans wanting them to "do their part". I mean hell when Jack made the video condemming Felix after the WSJ thing, his fans gave him tons of shit for it to the point he had to walk it back a bit. The three of them share a decent chunk of a fanbase afterall and you gotta keep your fans happy.

 

Honestly it seems like a majority of people have either forgiven or forgotten about Felix's past transgressions. Possibly because of the quick turn around on him calling himself out for more recent ones. Or just due to time or numbness. When you got streamers and tubers falling left and right because of claims about abuse or child pornography.. well making some edgy jokes and dropping the N bomb a few years back doesn't seem that 'big' anymore.

 

In any event the whole thing has been massively positive for him. He gets free promotion left and right out of it, his sub count jumped massively over the last few months, the more and more celebs and other creators join in the more "okay" it's made it for even more to jump into it. Places that banned him previously have been reversing the bans.. He's pretty much immune to Cancel culture at this point unless he does something actually worthy of being banned from Youtube over. And even then I don't doubt he's got a backup plan.



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Posted 26 February 2019 - 07:41 PM

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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 26 February 2019 - 08:53 PM

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Posted 26 February 2019 - 08:54 PM

?

 

*Glances up*

 

Oh. The part of YouTube I don't pay attention to any longer.

 

*Goes back to watching History Buffs*

 


Edited by Rust, 26 February 2019 - 08:57 PM.


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Posted 26 February 2019 - 10:41 PM

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Well maybe someday you won't have to! I hear this is company known as Space X that is making great strides into eventually colonizing Mars.

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Posted 27 February 2019 - 08:49 AM

I heard somewhere that the support thing, at least in part, is because some corporation-owned account was gaining a ton of traction and threatening to overtake his sub count, "and we can't let them win, or else all independent creators lose" or somesuch.

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Well maybe someday you won't have to! I hear this is company known as Space X that is making great strides into eventually colonizing Mars.
Run by this one dude.. what was his name again..

Marvin?

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#6639 Detour

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Posted 27 February 2019 - 08:57 AM

Yep, that's it.

 

Which, again, is ridiculous, because Pewdiepie does not hugging represent the "creator community" or the "independent creators" on the site.

 

It'd be like saying whatever ill falls on Logan Paul affects all vloggers everywhere.

It's dumb.


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 28 February 2019 - 06:58 AM

Tangentially related, but is anyone having issues with YouTube not resuming videos properly? It used to remember where I was and start there, but it just restarts the video now.





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