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@  ▲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.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 February 2020 - 03:54 PM)

Think of all the horror and mystery movies that involve the bad guys cutting the phone line. Now think about how many people don't even have a land line to cut anymore.

@  Telly : (16 February 2020 - 03:47 PM)

its like that scene in commando. the bad guy has to get to a phone to call the big bad to tell him arnold isnt on the plane. that wouldnt happen today

@  Rycochet : (16 February 2020 - 03:18 PM)

Watching early episodes of the x-files will make you feel super old once you start to notice the techology they use, and the technology they lack.

@  Maximus Ambus : (16 February 2020 - 01:00 PM)

This guy.

@  Roddie Luver : (15 February 2020 - 10:55 PM)

Hey

@  Kalidor : (14 February 2020 - 03:01 PM)

The ones that get me are the "Uploaded 12 years ago" ones

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 February 2020 - 02:49 PM)

Makes you feel old, don't it?

@  Maximus Ambus : (14 February 2020 - 02:38 PM)

While browsing Youtube vids I read these comments: 'The X Files is such an underrated show' and another 'Brent Spiner is a underrated actor' I want to punch something.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 February 2020 - 12:16 PM)

Besides: cupid freaks me out. "Find someone to love, or I'll SHOOT YOU".

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 February 2020 - 12:11 PM)

It's just the day before Cheap Chocolate Day.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 February 2020 - 12:08 PM)

Meh, just more game time.

@  Paladin : (14 February 2020 - 10:55 AM)

Valentine's day. Bummer.

@  Otaku : (14 February 2020 - 10:41 AM)

So is that an occasion for congratulations or condolences, Telly?  I see it as a good thing, but that is a matter of personal preference; easier for me to keep straight who is who when the names don't change. XP

@  Telly : (14 February 2020 - 12:48 AM)

damn. ive been going by "telly" on here for nearly 14 years...

@  TM2-Megatron : (11 February 2020 - 08:06 PM)

I've seen it. It didn't really deliver on the title

@  Paladin : (11 February 2020 - 05:28 PM)

we don't need to see that. we're living it.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 February 2020 - 03:42 PM)

Anyone seen an old British movie called 'The Earth dies screaming' it's like a Doctor Who serial minus the Doctor.

@  TriBlurr : (09 February 2020 - 11:58 AM)

Needs more zone defense. Call Scrapper

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 February 2020 - 11:29 AM)

MORE POINTS FOR BLITZWING!

@  Donocropolis : (09 February 2020 - 09:33 AM)

MP-7 Thundercracker recovers....he's at the 40....the 20....AND HE SCORES!

@  PlutoniumBoss : (08 February 2020 - 10:37 PM)

Reserved for Masterpiece Kup.

@  Sabrblade : (08 February 2020 - 09:49 PM)

MP-10 Convoy redecoed.

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 February 2020 - 06:56 AM)

MP-9 Rodimus self-destructed.

@  Nevermore : (08 February 2020 - 06:51 AM)

MP-5 Megatron removed.

@  Bass X0 : (08 February 2020 - 05:20 AM)

MP-50 Tigatron and MP-51 Arcee revealed.


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#81 Bleargh001

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 08:25 PM

Honestly, TMNT were ruined for me when they became pizza-chomping-moron-surfer-dudes in a dopey cartoon.

So all of you kids can suck it.

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 08:36 PM

QUOTE(NICKSTART @ Mar 20 2012, 09:05 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Alien ooze doesn't change much.

Unless they all become Venom.

If we're gonna go with alien ooze, I prefer Ivan Ooze over Venom.

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 20 March 2012 - 09:26 PM

If this was directed by Bay himself, I'd actually be more pumped for it.

I wasn't very thrilled with his company's Nightmare on Elmstreet or Friday the 13th.
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Posted 20 March 2012 - 09:27 PM

QUOTE(Detour @ Mar 20 2012, 08:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(NICKSTART @ Mar 20 2012, 09:05 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Alien ooze doesn't change much.

Unless they all become Venom.

If we're gonna go with alien ooze, I prefer Ivan Ooze over Venom.


Its only appropriate the turtles get zords one day.
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Posted 20 March 2012 - 09:42 PM

QUOTE(NICKSTART @ Mar 20 2012, 08:27 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Detour @ Mar 20 2012, 08:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(NICKSTART @ Mar 20 2012, 09:05 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Alien ooze doesn't change much.

Unless they all become Venom.

If we're gonna go with alien ooze, I prefer Ivan Ooze over Venom.


Its only appropriate the turtles get zords one day.


I'm surprised that they some how didn't get mecha in the Japanese OAV...

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#86 Detour

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 09:47 PM

They must've gotten mechas at some point in the toyline, though.

If not, there's at least the Courageous knock-off:
http://www.toyarchiv...usTMNTMIB1a.jpg

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.

 


#87 Spark

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 10:17 PM

I thought the comics or some spinoff already declared the Ooze to be an alien (Utrom? I forget exactly what they're called.) creation in the first place, so I'm not seeing what's different here.
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#88 Asquian

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 10:16 AM

Eh, I'll watch it, make my decisions then. Unless the trailers are just too horribly uninteresting, then I may wait for it to show up on Netflix or something.

#89 Cheetimus Primal

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 11:33 AM

Yeah, the original ooze did turn out to be made by aliens so meh.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 05:56 PM

QUOTE(Asquian @ Mar 21 2012, 11:16 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Eh, I'll watch it, make my decisions then. Unless the trailers are just too horribly uninteresting, then I may wait for it to show up on Netflix or something.

Oh, don't get me wrong. Unless the trailers are just the most aweful crap in the existance of aweful crap, I'm going to see the movie. It's just that so far, confidence is not high. That's all I'm sayin.
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Posted 22 March 2012 - 03:47 PM

QUOTE(Detour @ Mar 20 2012, 10:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
They must've gotten mechas at some point in the toyline, though.

If not, there's at least the Courageous knock-off:
http://www.toyarchiv...usTMNTMIB1a.jpg


One...

...two...

...and three.

Not counting the cartoon interpretation of the Cyber Samurai armor.

QUOTE(Spark @ Mar 20 2012, 11:17 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I thought the comics or some spinoff already declared the Ooze to be an alien (Utrom? I forget exactly what they're called.) creation in the first place, so I'm not seeing what's different here.


Just because you get probed by aliens doesn't make you an alien. Similarly, just because they were mutated by an alien ooze doesn't make them aliens, much less part of an alien race.

And unbelievably, Peter Laird is somewhat on board with this (gotta love how TMZ fabricated a quote from pieces of what Laird actually said).

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 05:09 PM

Choice quote from another place:

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Gee, I cannot wait to see the new all spikey, sharp edge turtles, which will look all the same. I mean who wants to be able to differenciate between any of the characters. Heck, maybe Michaelangelos nunchucks will have cute balls at the end of each stick, and when he isny fighting with them they can hang over his crotch.

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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 22 March 2012 - 05:18 PM

You mean they didn't all look the same before?
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Posted 22 March 2012 - 05:22 PM

QUOTE(LBD @ Mar 22 2012, 02:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Detour @ Mar 20 2012, 10:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
They must've gotten mechas at some point in the toyline, though.

If not, there's at least the Courageous knock-off:
http://www.toyarchiv...usTMNTMIB1a.jpg


One...

...two...

...and three.


Those are clearly Exosuits, not Mecha.

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#95 Shadewing

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 05:22 PM

QUOTE(Detour @ Mar 22 2012, 04:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Choice quote from another place:

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Gee, I cannot wait to see the new all spikey, sharp edge turtles, which will look all the same. I mean who wants to be able to differenciate between any of the characters. Heck, maybe Michaelangelos nunchucks will have cute balls at the end of each stick, and when he isny fighting with them they can hang over his crotch.

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So, they're not fans of the mirage run either?

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#96 Spark

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 06:15 PM

QUOTE(Database @ Mar 22 2012, 06:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(LBD @ Mar 22 2012, 02:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Detour @ Mar 20 2012, 10:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
They must've gotten mechas at some point in the toyline, though.

If not, there's at least the Courageous knock-off:
http://www.toyarchiv...usTMNTMIB1a.jpg


One...

...two...

...and three.


Those are clearly Exosuits, not Mecha.

Weren't the Cyber Samurai turtles actually giant mecha in the show or something like that? I vaguely remember something like it, but I stopped watching when Shredder's voice wasn't Uncle Phil, so I could be wrong.
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#97 Cheetimus Primal

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 06:23 PM

OH JIVE SON!

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#98 Spark

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 06:31 PM

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I hate you so much.
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#99 Cheetimus Primal

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 06:38 PM

Its the sequel no one wanted.

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 06:57 PM

QUOTE(Spark @ Mar 22 2012, 07:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Weren't the Cyber Samurai turtles actually giant mecha in the show or something like that? I vaguely remember something like it, but I stopped watching when Shredder's voice wasn't Uncle Phil, so I could be wrong.


They were robots in the Fred Wolf cartoon but suits of armor in the Archie comic and the promotional comic for CBS Action Zone.

But yeah, I dunno.

There have been 4 TMNT movies thus far and I'd only say the first one was any good. What's one more crappy TMNT movie, really?

We'll see how it turns out. "Reincarnated Japanese kids" sounds awful but IDW made it work. Maybe the movie can do something with the alien idea. And I still dont' think that they'll be part of a race of Turtle aliens, but it's probably more along the lines of the original Utrom stuff and maybe they were mutated by the aliens.

I mean, there IS a precedent for races of alien Turtles from the Fred Wolf cartoon and the Archie comic (the Turtloids and Slash), but I doubt the screenwriters were looking to that stuff for inspiration.