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@  Bass X0 : (23 May 2017 - 03:22 AM)

DRAGON HALF!

@  MEDdMI : (22 May 2017 - 09:00 PM)

Xellos...? *looks at avatar pic* speaking of old anime... DRAGON SLAVE!!!

@  Xellos : (22 May 2017 - 08:56 PM)

Yeah, Tylor is awesome. One of the few series (Tylor and Escaflowne) I watched multiple times subtitled. On VHS even. Own two sets of each on DVD (or BD in 2nd Escaflowne's case). Original Tylor DVD and the remastered DVD, and both sets of dubs for Escaflowne (not counting the aborted Saturday morning edit, though I did tape that as it aired).

@  Steevy Maximus : (22 May 2017 - 08:28 PM)

Man, I'm so sad I missed so much of the mid-90s anime. The Irresponsible Captain Tylor is SO MUCH FUN!

@  Paladin : (22 May 2017 - 11:43 AM)

where's GALVATRON in MP form dammit?! he didn't even get in for the anniversary year...

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 May 2017 - 11:35 AM)

I'm still waiting on the rest of the Dinobots.

@  Robowang : (22 May 2017 - 11:24 AM)

The Decepticon MP cassettes are probably my favorite MP figures so far. Fantastic little dudes.

@  Bass X0 : (22 May 2017 - 11:23 AM)

I want a Masterpiece Blaster if only because I'm fond of the Masterpiece cassettes and want Takara to make more. They should also do Slugfest and Overkill since they were in the cartoon too, even if it was only very briefly.

@  Robowang : (22 May 2017 - 11:21 AM)

I just want the Chip figure. The only Autobot cars I have or want are G2 Sideswipe and Hot Rod.

@  Paladin : (22 May 2017 - 11:14 AM)

another Autobot car. "yaaaaaay."

@  Benbot : (22 May 2017 - 11:02 AM)

I haven't been this excited about a new MP since the Datsuns! He looks amazing

@  Robowang : (22 May 2017 - 11:01 AM)

I love the little human figures with the MP line. Is it just young Spike, Future Spike, and Daniel so far?

@  Robowang : (22 May 2017 - 11:00 AM)

And it comes with Chip Chase! I will order just for that! Holy crap!

@  Bass X0 : (22 May 2017 - 10:55 AM)

Whoo! Masterpiece Sunstreaker!

@  Anonymous X : (22 May 2017 - 10:40 AM)

Less said about the Sinclair Microdrive, the better...

@  Anonymous X : (22 May 2017 - 10:23 AM)

I had two ZX Spectrum games on cartridge. Played 'em loads as it beat having to wait ten minutes for unreliable tape loading...

@  Rycochet : (22 May 2017 - 09:25 AM)

Super Bootspork!

@  Bass X0 : (22 May 2017 - 08:45 AM)

I remember doing the same for my ZX Spectrum.

@  DeltaSeeker : (22 May 2017 - 08:40 AM)

I remember loading games on my Vic20 from an audio tape.

@  Paladin : (22 May 2017 - 08:37 AM)

anyone remember "Chex Quest?"

@  Robowang : (22 May 2017 - 07:13 AM)

I never played those. I had, like, two-color bootleg files of Donkey Kong and stuff like that with 50 games on a disk.

@  MEDdMI : (22 May 2017 - 07:11 AM)

not pure text games, but you still had to use text input to do stuff. "PICK UP flask", etc

@  MEDdMI : (22 May 2017 - 07:05 AM)

I think those were the old King's Quest/Space Quest ones

@  Robowang : (22 May 2017 - 07:02 AM)

I remember floppy disk games! Never gamed enough to own one that was more than a disk, though.

@  MEDdMI : (22 May 2017 - 07:01 AM)

I remember booting things from DOS, and games that were like 10 floppy disks big.

@  Robowang : (22 May 2017 - 06:57 AM)

*dies*

@  Robowang : (22 May 2017 - 06:57 AM)

Oh man, the days of Realplayer and AIM and man, I can't believe how long ago that was.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 May 2017 - 01:00 AM)

ugh, RealMedia was pretty awful. RealPlayer was so bloated and buggy, I tried to avoid it

@  siccoyote : (22 May 2017 - 12:17 AM)

I remember downloading Realmedia episodes of Beast Wars Season 3, days after they were shown in Americ, but the quality was terrible and the guy who did it wasted half of a stereo audio track because he recorded it in mono. Took many hours to download

@  TM2-Megatron : (21 May 2017 - 09:55 PM)

Yeah, I remember those days. I had a bunch of Quicktime clips from Beasties/Beast Wars and Reboot, most of which I had to leave the computer on overnight to get, lol

@  Steevy Maximus : (21 May 2017 - 09:49 PM)

I remember when it took 3 hours to download a 240p, 2.5 minute movie trailer

@  MEDdMI : (21 May 2017 - 09:02 PM)

and there weren't any rocks yet, they were all space dust

@  MEDdMI : (21 May 2017 - 09:02 PM)

I remember when there was no internet

@  Telly : (21 May 2017 - 08:55 PM)

dont remember what it was called, but i had an internet answering machine software back in the day. turn it on when i was online and i wouldnt miss a call. would leave it off if i didnt want to be bothered though lol

@  Noideaforaname : (21 May 2017 - 08:46 PM)

Remember when it was either the phone OR internet? Remember when photos had to be developed? And if someone decided to take pictures of their eye you couldn't tell until you got the film back?

@  Steevy Maximus : (21 May 2017 - 06:02 PM)

You're making us old farts feel old!

@  Foffy : (21 May 2017 - 05:20 PM)

Not me! I couldn't have known that in 1991! I wasn't even born yet!

@  Bass X0 : (21 May 2017 - 01:03 PM)

You only just realised? Everybody else has known that since 1991.

@  unluckiness : (21 May 2017 - 10:34 AM)

Holy jeez, Guile's theme does go with anything.

@  Nevermore : (20 May 2017 - 04:34 AM)

The "humans as processors" bit was also used in season 2 of Dollhouse.

@  Pennpenn : (20 May 2017 - 04:27 AM)

I just remembered, I wonder if the scene in Thor 2 with the kids showing the abandoned building with glitchy reality was inspired by the Animatrix short that had the same concept (but could handle it more interestingly)

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 May 2017 - 03:59 AM)

That is nonsense. Also, some men in black suits and sunglasses will be arriving at your doorstep shortly. Please cooperate and it will go much easier for you.

@  Whirl Maximus : (20 May 2017 - 03:42 AM)

It's not bull, the elite are using the 90% through wifi for their Androcide agenda. Learn the undisprovable truth.

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 May 2017 - 03:26 AM)

I think there was an early draft where the machines were using humans as processors with the whole "only use 10% of their brains" bull.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (19 May 2017 - 11:35 PM)

Wasn't there an early draft where they weren't using humans for that?

@  Pennpenn : (19 May 2017 - 10:26 PM)

Yeah, makes the Matrix seem more like a nature reserve than a source of power, and I get the feeling the whole "humans as a source of power" was done pretty much to justify the machines keeping humans around at all without making the machines seem sympathetic.

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2017 - 10:23 PM)

But after watching The Second Renaissance, I honestly wouldn't be surprised if the machines still felt some lingering moral imperative to allow the human survivors of the war some kind of life rather than committing genocide. They did everything in their power to avoid the war in the first place

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2017 - 10:21 PM)

It seems like reverting to solar power would be infinitely preferable to having to maintain The Matrix and everyone hooked into it, and all the associated hardware

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2017 - 10:18 PM)

Although I think I remember hearing somewhere that the "clouds" darkening the sky are actually swarms of constantly-muliplying nanomachines? No idea if that's canon or not, but if it is it seems like that'd be something the machines themselves could figure out how to undo if they really wanted to

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2017 - 10:16 PM)

I dunno, for all their technical achievements those humans seemed just as shortsighted as in the present. And they were desperate by the time that was done, so it wouldn't surprise me if they just thought "ah, we'll figure out how to undo it later"


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#61 Nutjob R/T

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 03:40 PM

Whoa, whoa, whoa, back this wagon up.


QUOTE(Nayuki @ Feb 5 2012, 08:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Celestia/Luna/Zecora/BigMac/other male ponies.



Is there something about Alicorns and Zebras in this story that we're missing?
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Posted 06 February 2012 - 04:01 PM

QUOTE(Nutjob R/T @ Feb 6 2012, 03:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Whoa, whoa, whoa, back this wagon up.


QUOTE(Nayuki @ Feb 5 2012, 08:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Celestia/Luna/Zecora/BigMac/other male ponies.



Is there something about Alicorns and Zebras in this story that we're missing?


What no, that's a general comment for the season as a whole.

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 04:14 PM

QUOTE(wonko the sane? @ Feb 5 2012, 06:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So... am I the only one who wants a spin off series of Daring Doo narrated by Rainbow Dash?


Nope, chalk me up to that board as well. icon-hotrod.gif

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 05:31 PM

Daring Doo definitely was a fun bit that I'd like to see more of... Although the character would definitely need fleshing out to hold up a narrative. And something to distinguish her from Indiana Jones and Lara Croft, other than being a pony.

As for the minor question regarding why this crash managed to hurt Rainbow Dash: Going by the head movements of the others, she seemed to go down spinning, so the best explanation would be that she got her wing caught on something. That kind of thing has got to do some damage!
Also, good call NOT to show exactly what happened. Really made that scene go down a lot easier.

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 12:11 AM

From a structural standpoint, how can molten lava remain that potent or for that matter how can a collapsible floor endure those temperatures for so long? And don't tell me it is because it is a fictional story in a children's cartoon, cause that will just make my mind leap out of my head and explode on my face!

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 12:55 AM

QUOTE(Sobana @ Feb 7 2012, 12:11 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
From a structural standpoint, how can molten lava remain that potent or for that matter how can a collapsible floor endure those temperatures for so long? And don't tell me it is because it is a fictional story in a children's cartoon, cause that will just make my mind leap out of my head and explode on my face!

Magic Lava and/or Floor.

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 01:01 AM

QUOTE(Nayuki @ Feb 7 2012, 12:17 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Sobana @ Feb 6 2012, 09:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
From a structural standpoint, how can molten lava remain that potent or for that matter how can a collapsible floor endure those temperatures for so long? And don't tell me it is because it is a fictional story in a children's cartoon, cause that will just make my mind leap out of my head and explode on my face!


It is a fictional story in a children's cartoon....


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Posted 07 February 2012 - 02:43 AM

Yeah, the lava bugged me a bit too. But on this kind of show, "magic lava" is a plausible answer.

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 05:22 AM

Apparently the working title for this episode was... Reading Rainbow.
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Posted 07 February 2012 - 11:58 AM

QUOTE(Waspinator @ Feb 7 2012, 01:43 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yeah, the lava bugged me a bit too. But on this kind of show, "magic lava" is a plausible answer.


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Posted 07 February 2012 - 12:22 PM

Yes, the impractical use of lava does bother me, but ceiling gators? Seems legit, nothing questionable about that logic.

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 12:49 PM

I'm still wondering how Rainbow flew back up to her house lol.

#73 Creature SH

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 04:01 PM

I really don't take issue with the non-accurate use of lave in a fictional adventure story told within a fictional world which runs on magic.

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 04:09 PM

QUOTE(Blueshift @ Feb 6 2012, 05:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Nutjob R/T @ Feb 6 2012, 03:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Whoa, whoa, whoa, back this wagon up.


QUOTE(Nayuki @ Feb 5 2012, 08:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Celestia/Luna/Zecora/BigMac/other male ponies.



Is there something about Alicorns and Zebras in this story that we're missing?


What no, that's a general comment for the season as a whole.



Was implying Nayuki was revealing the Princesses and Zecora were actually male.


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Posted 12 February 2012 - 10:19 PM

Via the application of faulty logic to Nayuki's comment, this (ahem) implies that any costumes we don't see in "Luna Eclipsed" constitute spoilers; conversely, costumes actually seen will bar the subject from future episodes. Fandom, begin drawing perverse conclusions!

I'll start! Nopony was dressed as a seapony. Is that "shoo be doo" I hear?

For the humor and reading comprehension impaired, this is a joke. Thank you.

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 12:29 PM

QUOTE(Nayuki @ Feb 12 2012, 10:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
(there was a bit of cloning in that episode that I would have ideally avoided), but it was a big episode and we had a deadline to meet.


There are always people dressing in the same mall costumes at halloween.tsk.

#77 Creature SH

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 02:05 PM

On that note, I am rather convinced that Daring Do's shirt being an odd shade of green is a Tomb Raider reference.

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 02:08 PM

QUOTE(pao @ Feb 13 2012, 05:19 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Via the application of faulty logic to Nayuki's comment, this (ahem) implies that any costumes we don't see in "Luna Eclipsed" constitute spoilers; conversely, costumes actually seen will bar the subject from future episodes. Fandom, begin drawing perverse conclusions!

I'll start! Nopony was dressed as a seapony. Is that "shoo be doo" I hear?

For the humor and reading comprehension impaired, this is a joke. Thank you.


Nopony waswearing a transformers outfit, there will be a crossover episode.

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 02:32 PM

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Well, the covers sorta look like a 9.


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Posted 17 February 2012 - 03:10 PM

No, she'd insist on Cloud 10.8.

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