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@  Locoman : (23 January 2018 - 12:39 AM)

-shrugs- He says the right things more often, at least.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (22 January 2018 - 11:03 PM)

Well is Trudeau an improvement over Harper?

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2018 - 10:54 PM)

Most of the country is sick of trudeau, they very well might get in anyway. Might as well vote for the shmuck who actually wants to do good, but will accidentally screw it up, over the shmucks who'll lie about it.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2018 - 07:14 PM)

Voting NDP is how the Conservatives get in, though

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2018 - 07:12 PM)

because the road to hell is, after all, paved with good intentions.

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2018 - 07:12 PM)

There isn't one of those in this lot. Vote for the one whom won't deliberately do damage... so NDP.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2018 - 07:09 PM)

I usually feel an obligation to vote in any election, but I honestly won't know who to vote for next time around. I don't like any of them, and I think the best we can hope for is someone who won't do any more damage

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2018 - 07:04 PM)

Pretending to try to figure out how to undo the absolutely flawless system of wealth concentration they and their predecessors designed

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2018 - 07:04 PM)

Well, they're all off to Davos now, supposedly to lament the horribly skewed wealth distribution that's gotten even worse since last year's meeting

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2018 - 07:03 PM)

Conversely, being impressed by politicians isn't something you should be happy about.

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2018 - 07:02 PM)

The other side of the canadian coin right now is a harper clone. If trudeau runs again, the choice is NDP or liberal. It all depends on how the NDP plays out under the new guy, but so far I am unimpressed.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2018 - 07:00 PM)

I don't disagree. Trudeau is a clown and he's been a huge disappointment. I was naive enough to believe he'd actually stick to his word and do something to help the middle class. He's never getting my vote again

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2018 - 07:00 PM)

This little raptor is freaking BOSS! Also, I've been drinking, so kinda mellow.

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2018 - 07:00 PM)

Been playing with slash for the last hour though, totally worth it.

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2018 - 06:59 PM)

After duties and the exchange AND shipping. I'm not even going to bother appealing, it'll take ages and achieve nothing.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2018 - 06:59 PM)

I assuming it was toys, and those have a 0% duty rate even when the object isn't of North American manufacture. In that case, it just should've been taxes and the processing fee

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2018 - 06:58 PM)

We won't get it. Nothing the trudeau government has done has actually helped the end level canadian citizen, and with trump on the other side: it'll only get worse.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2018 - 06:58 PM)

Wonko, if you feel the customs weren't assessed properly you can always contact them to appeal. Generally, the fee should only be taxes (GST/QST in your case) + duties (if applicable, depending on the type of item where it was made) + Canada Post's processing fee. If the item was properly valued on the parcel, it usually shouldn't reach paid twice territory

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2018 - 06:49 PM)

One of the things I'm hoping comes out of these NAFTA talks (assuming they don't kill it) is Canada adopting an increased duty-free limit. $20 compared to the American's $800 is really ridiculous

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2018 - 06:47 PM)

Stuff sent via more expensive shipping methods, though, might attract their attention more often

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2018 - 06:46 PM)

Although it might depend what method it was sent via USPS. Pretty much the only things I receive from the US anymore in Canada are sent First Class Parcel (which is trackable), and I don't think Customs really scrutinizes those ones that much

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2018 - 06:41 PM)

In fact I almost never get charged. Only when the stated value on the package is in the extreme range, like $300 or more

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2018 - 06:41 PM)

Strange the duties were so high. I've been hit by UPS with their insane fees, but I've always had good experiences with USPS and Canada Post

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2018 - 05:36 PM)

USPS then canada post.

@  RichardT1977 : (22 January 2018 - 05:25 PM)

Very carefully, I hope

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2018 - 03:32 PM)

How was it delivered?

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2018 - 02:24 PM)

the duties pushed the cost of it into "paid twice" range.

@  Benbot : (22 January 2018 - 02:06 PM)

Well, at least hospitalization won't send you into bankruptcy. There's always that.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (22 January 2018 - 01:52 PM)

o.O

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2018 - 01:40 PM)

And not happy anymore. 40 bucks on duties. Free trade my ass.

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2018 - 11:26 AM)

Yay! I should get my package from BBTS today!

@  Arazyr : (22 January 2018 - 10:50 AM)

Okay, now I get the snake thing. Thanks for the Pokemon reference. It was a bit after my time... 8^)

@  CastletonSnob : (22 January 2018 - 08:05 AM)

This is a Transformers fansite. Do you like big bots and you cannot lie?

@  Telly : (22 January 2018 - 03:32 AM)

no. was just making a silly/stupid joke

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 January 2018 - 03:22 AM)

Onyx is a stone. Onix is a rock snake. Do you even Pokemon, bro?

@  Telly : (22 January 2018 - 02:44 AM)

could be a rock made of snakes. we just dont know!

@  Foffy : (22 January 2018 - 02:15 AM)

He is a snake made of rock, though

@  Jetstream C-18 : (21 January 2018 - 08:56 PM)

No, Onyx is a snake.

@  Arazyr : (21 January 2018 - 01:12 PM)

Something I only just "got" last night: Of course IDW's GB Blackrock is associated with Onyx Prime. Onyx is a black rock.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (21 January 2018 - 07:37 AM)

Bet a lot of military people won't want to work this monday. ;(

@  Pennpenn : (21 January 2018 - 07:27 AM)

It seems sort of intuitive for a lot of people because it's the first day in the week that you're working.

@  Nevermore : (21 January 2018 - 04:54 AM)

Germany considers Monday the first day of the week.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (21 January 2018 - 01:34 AM)

The judge obviously had a more material motive than the one he claimed, there need to be some serious investigation of that case.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 January 2018 - 05:04 PM)

The reason is even worse. :(

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 January 2018 - 04:34 PM)

That moron is a shame to his profession.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 January 2018 - 09:34 AM)

I just think a Judge going on and Jury Tampering, trying to make the Jury think a sex taffiker is innocent is sickening. *won't say why he did that as that goes in P&R*

@  Sabrblade : (20 January 2018 - 09:21 AM)

Heh, the schedules for my work weeks begin with Saturday

@  wonko the sane? : (20 January 2018 - 07:01 AM)

Thing about the US is... you can say that any time you want as much as you want. You're still going to get shot, but it might not be because you said that though.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (20 January 2018 - 02:20 AM)

You just did.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 January 2018 - 02:18 AM)

Can I just say that right now... I hate the USA?


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Posted 26 March 2012 - 04:10 AM

Just being pro-active and starting a thread. icon-hotrod.gif If my time and health allows it, I want to be there on the opening day.

Being a huge greek mythology nerd, I loved the previous movie too, despite its inaccuracies. And the new movie showcases some characters and beasties that we haven't seen on screen much, if ever. I especially found it interesting that we're gonna see Machae, Hades' soldiers, and that they actually look quite like in the game Titan Quest... which also deals with a Titan getting set loose (granted, Typhon being a Titan is debatable).

I don't think I will watch it in 3D, though. I am getting sick of these pointless effects. John Carter was totally OK without them as well.

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 01:24 AM



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Posted 27 March 2012 - 01:29 AM

........WIN.


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Posted 27 March 2012 - 01:32 AM

hug! I thought I was caught up.
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Posted 27 March 2012 - 04:29 AM

The new Clash was released in 2010?

Dang, time flies. I could have sworn it was just in theaters.

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 06:45 AM

It was a mess. Ugh.

The maze didn't make sense. They missed easy parallels for the father and son stuff. Chronos didn't look too good.

Cool weapons tho, with all the sparks effects when people hold it.

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 08:35 AM

Is Chronos the lava-monster shown in the trailers? I thought that'd by Typhon... Oh well.

Will watch it on Friday. I already love the design of the Chimera, would be nice if this movie series got a toyline...

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 12:25 PM

Lava monster's Chronos, yes.

Sigh. John Carter was better made. Wrath felt too messy to me.

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 02:23 PM

Saw it today - IMAX 3D as there was no 2D screening, but 3D was surprisingly good. Got a bit of a nausea even at the Underworld transition scene from vertigo!

It was a good movie. Not great, not amazing - solid, OK, mythological action flick with a story that had no Bay-like plot holes, and likeable characters. But as Fero said, not comparable to John Carter. Some points:

- Perseus does go through a lot in these two movies, and it takes 2 movies for him to come to terms with the fact that he will never have an 'average' life, neither can his son be a simple fisherman. This was more well thought-out then most such movies ever do, and a good solid ending.
- The "put on the bus" death of Io between movies was quite harsh, but I guess Aterton never signed on for the sequel.
- What really sold the movie for me was the relationship between Zeus and Hades - Liam Neeson and Ralph Fiennes were at their best. Hades already seemed to have a good reason for revenge on his brother(s) in the first movie, and here were get more background on this, but Zeus also became less arrogant and more reasonable due to his relationship with a half-human son... In a total flip of the "Everyone Hates Hades" TVTrope, Hades not only HIGHLIGHT to view:
does a heel-face-turn after Zeus asks for his forgiveness, even healing his brother from his injuries, he survives the movie - and is the only god left alive at the end! Which is much closer to his original mythological portrayal.
- Ares is one of the real big bads of the movie (the trailers nicely spoil this), and he lives up to his reputation as the god of war. His relationship towards his father and half-brother were also good points of the movie, and his final fight with Perseus was well-executed, showing what the difference between a half-god and a real god is. Loved his mace...
-On the other hand, Agenor was a very half-arsed attempt at a comedic sidekick character, who never really does anything memorable, Andromeda felt shoehorned in, especially her last minute romance with Perseus, and Bill Nighy as Hephaistos was a totally wasted shot. I dunno whose bright idea was that the smith of the gods should have a split personality...
-The movie again had some cool visuals, the maze around Tartaros was amazing.
-The creatures - like the previous one, this too takes some liberties, but still ends up better then Tarsem Singh's "Immortals". Loved some of the designs, and many of them were very faithful to the myths. The Chimera... or rather, Chimeras (there are many of them) were quite realistic as far as three-headed bat-winged monsters go, loved the way the flame breath worked (goat head spews flammeable liquid, lion head lights it). The Machae were cool, the Minotaur less so (a fat guy with horns, pretty much - and with odd illusionary powers). But I was most sold on the three Cyclopes. Arges, Brontes and Steropes (not named, but were obviously them) truly conveyed their immense size in the forest battle, using brute force as well as traps in the fight, and the best part was, it turns out HIGHLIGHT to view:
that like in the myth, they are not really evil, just brutish - they end up leading the gang to Hephaistos after the intial misunderstandings. Cronos looked... well, more like I'd imagine Typhon, but like the Kraken, he was immense. Loved the lava attacks that solidifies into volcanic rock in the air.

The ending is not a fully happy one, and I frankly don't think they could continue the movies from this point, but hey, Michael Bay will do TF4 despite all Decepticons being killed off and Cybertron destroyed, so who knows.

One thing's for sure, I'll now sit down and watch some Class of the Titans episodes, and do some Epic Typhon/Hades runs in Titan Quest (if anyone's up for a multiplay, give me a PM). icon-hotrod.gif

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 03:18 PM

My dad saw it but he said he didn't like it. He's kind of hit or miss though so I'm still going to give it a shot. Is this an actual sequel to Clash or just derivative of the lore?

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 06:55 AM

Actual sequel, all the actors (save Ares) are the same.

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 07:39 AM

I might see it, but I hope there's a 2-D showing around here. I have nothing against 3-D, and even own a 3DTV and about 20-odd 3-D Blu-Rays; but I've never been impressed by a post-converted live-action 3-D flick. It's different for CG movies like Toy Story 1 & 2; or even traditional animation like The Lion King or Beauty and the Beast, since Disney still had all the original separate work to aid in the creation of a 3-D version. But I saw Clash of the Titans, also post-converted, in 3-D and regretted paying the premium.

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 08:29 AM

I enjoyed the film, Kronos was amazing.


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Posted 04 April 2012 - 08:31 AM

Shumworld - All I can say to that, especially after watching Class of the Titans lately, is "Yeessss..." in David Kaye's voice (he plays Cronus (sic!) in the cartoon).

TM2-Megs: This one is actually not post-converted, I think. I saw it in Imax 3D, and some scenes like the labyrinth around Tartaros were incredible.

Granted, I too prefer 2D, all in all. Mostly because 3D glasses make the screen darker, at least for me. Plus wearing them over my actual glasses is uncomfortable.

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 10:42 AM

Yeah, I saw it in 2d. It was exactly what I thought it would be, so I wasn't disappointed.
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Posted 06 April 2012 - 04:24 AM

Did the Cyclopes kill any of the soldiers? It wasn't too clear (messy).

Yeah, I'm still disappointed on the maze. It was suppose to be a greatest puzzle of all and fueled by your greatest fear then what did they do to get past it? Sheesh.

I know the movie isnt real mythology but Hephaestus is the son of Hera (and Zeus?) so how could he have built the triple spear to beat Kronos when he shouldn't even exist at that time? Unless Kronos escaped several times.

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 08:44 AM

Nah, they just kicked them into the trees. I thought they killed one of the women, but she shows up again later just to be killed by Ares.

I think it's not as unfeasible that Hephaistos existed even back then. Gods are not born like humans... And btw, he is the son of Hera, and only Hera. She got jealous when Zeus created Pallas Athene (again, oddly absent from the movie) as a divine spark from his head, so she tried the same. But Hephaistos was so ugly, she threw him off from Olympus... hence the limp, he broke his leg when he fell.

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 10:17 AM

Hephaestus has different origins depending on the author.. In one account he's the full son of Hera and Zeus, in another spawned by Hera's jealousy of Athena, and yet a third, he split Zeus's skull so Athena could be born...

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 09:52 AM

The last one is quite new to me as well. But I think the most widely accepted one is that Hera is the mother and only parent. I think that's what the romans adopted for Vulcanus as well. (Darn copycats! icon-fire.gif)