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@  Verno : (11 July 2020 - 11:20 PM)

2021: :idea :rolleyes :p :D

@  -LittleAutob... : (11 July 2020 - 06:20 PM)

Perfection. :thumbsup

@  Patch : (11 July 2020 - 06:17 PM)

My plans:  :hmm  2020:  :)

@  -LittleAutob... : (11 July 2020 - 06:02 PM)

Our plans for 2020 were as amazing as Optimus Prime. But then 2020 came like Hot Rod.

@  -LittleAutob... : (11 July 2020 - 05:50 PM)

Indeed....

@  Bass X0 : (11 July 2020 - 05:40 PM)

"He who dies with the most toys wins."

@  Rycochet : (11 July 2020 - 01:11 PM)

Hey you, get moving, it's not too far, you're looking good so come as you are. Hey you, you never know what you'll see, when it's through that door with the 73.

@  Rycochet : (11 July 2020 - 01:10 PM)

Hey you, get ready, get on your feet. Get into gear and hit the street.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 July 2020 - 12:46 PM)

I recall number 73 (old british show) discussing the Transformers movie and had the presenters trying to transform a few figures, one argued his deflated beach ball was a Transformer too.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (11 July 2020 - 08:03 AM)

And he's a big ball, but he's not the biggest ball of them all. (That'll be Pulse Unicron.)

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 July 2020 - 07:37 AM)

Trypticon so scared my Primus figure he turned into a ball.

@  ▲ndrusi : (09 July 2020 - 09:56 PM)

King Nine, however, will not return.

@  Bass X0 : (09 July 2020 - 05:05 PM)

Bass_X0 will return after these messages ^^^

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 July 2020 - 03:37 PM)

WHATAMIFIGHTINGFOOOOOOOOARRGH

@  -LittleAutob... : (09 July 2020 - 02:06 PM)

Okay?

@  Otaku : (09 July 2020 - 07:47 AM)

@TheMightyMollusk Ah, but the series itself has pronounced "Bass" both ways. ;)  Oh, 90s English Capcom video game voice acting...

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 July 2020 - 03:14 AM)

Looking at my Titan Returns collection I can see they realised they didn't have to paint the Titan Masters after wave one, lazy bums.

@  Maruten : (08 July 2020 - 09:13 PM)

No, I'm going with "fish".

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 July 2020 - 04:19 PM)

He stated that it's in reference to the Mega Man character, so it follows the series' tradition of music names.

@  Cybersnark : (08 July 2020 - 03:59 PM)

The real question is if it's "bass" as in music or "bass" as in the fish.

@  Otaku : (08 July 2020 - 01:27 PM)

Well, at least now I know how to pronounce @Bass X0 's screen name. ^^'  Rather, I think I'd just forgotten.  In my defense, it really does look like an emoticon or maybe just "decoration", which is what a lot of folks add to their screen names online.  Usually because someone has the name they really want. XD

@  ▲ndrusi : (08 July 2020 - 01:27 PM)

Extremely unimpressed with your idea that someone making a negative observation you don't like means they "got triggered."

@  NotVeryKnightly : (08 July 2020 - 11:16 AM)

You know somebody asked "And this would be in relation to... what exactly?"

@  Bass X0 : (08 July 2020 - 11:15 AM)

Its because someone got triggered over my random musings instead of just ignoring them. If I read one of your comments that is of no relevance or interest to me, I don't feel the need to say so.

@  -LittleAutob... : (08 July 2020 - 10:56 AM)

All this over someone's username lol

@  ▲ndrusi : (08 July 2020 - 08:34 AM)

Bazro.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (08 July 2020 - 06:34 AM)

It could be Bass 10-0

@  Nevermore : (08 July 2020 - 06:11 AM)

How do you pronounce yourself? "Bass Ex-O" or "Bass Ex-Zero"?

@  Bass X0 : (08 July 2020 - 03:23 AM)

I did almost go with Vile Bass X0, because Vile is cool too.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (07 July 2020 - 08:34 PM)

Bossk Saw

@  ▲ndrusi : (07 July 2020 - 04:16 PM)

Bass XD

@  Bass X0 : (07 July 2020 - 03:43 PM)

And its not Bass XO, its Bass X0, as in Bass, X and Zero from the Mega Man series.

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 July 2020 - 02:33 PM)

@Trpodeca :( :(

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 July 2020 - 02:32 PM)

Thats what a gray rock is? Then I'm not one.

@  Trpodeca : (07 July 2020 - 02:12 PM)

Man I just learnt about what seemed like a really cool show, only to realize it was a dream and it dosen't really exist.

@  Bass X0 : (07 July 2020 - 01:02 PM)

Just something I read that I wanted to share. I heard "gray rock" mentioned in a video, so I looked it up and that was the definition.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 July 2020 - 12:20 PM)

It's a fancy way of saying "Ignore annoying people".

@  NotVeryKnightly : (07 July 2020 - 12:15 PM)

Bass XO has a habit of pasting random drivel here as if doing so were profound.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 July 2020 - 11:30 AM)

And this would be in relation to... what exactly?

@  Bass X0 : (07 July 2020 - 11:25 AM)

"One strategy for dealing with a narcissist or sociopath is to act like a "gray rock," meaning that you become uninteresting and unresponsive. You don't feed their needs for drama or attention. You don't show emotion, say anything interesting, or disclose any personal information"

@  Nevermore : (06 July 2020 - 07:23 PM)

Oh wow. Studio Series Offroad Bumblebee is awesome. His articulation is amazing.

@  -LittleAutob... : (06 July 2020 - 11:18 AM)

Oof-

@  Maximus Ambus : (05 July 2020 - 01:10 AM)

I got Studio Series 39 Cogman yesterday and woke up to find he'd decapitated my titans returns figures.

@  wonko the sane? : (04 July 2020 - 10:19 PM)

If I had a sarcasm powered mouth.. ooohh waaaiiittt...

@  -LittleAutob... : (04 July 2020 - 05:01 PM)

Heh

@  Bass X0 : (04 July 2020 - 02:56 PM)

"If I had sarcasm-powered legs, I'd do a happy dance...!"

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 July 2020 - 02:39 PM)

The real clones were the friends we made along the way.

@  Maximus Ambus : (04 July 2020 - 01:47 PM)

So the Emperor in episodes 1 through 6 was a clone?

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 July 2020 - 10:47 AM)

(And the 0th anniversary of the last time I couldn't do math.)

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 July 2020 - 10:46 AM)

Today is the 24th anniversary of the day we fought off an alien invasion with the help of Will Smith.


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#41 Lizard King

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 11:02 AM

Marvel hasn't let me down yet. I don't see them doing it now. I have the utmost confidence in this movie.

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 01:21 PM

It looks like the guy playing Coldblood is actually going to be HIGHLIGHT to view:
Iron Patriot. Sites are saying that's him in the suit.

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 02:06 PM

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 05:19 PM

Bah. I didn't notice that someone else had pointed that out until now. icon-blitz.gif

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 05:23 PM

QUOTE(Internet Jesus @ May 31 2012, 12:28 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
If you want to know more about Hank Pym and his characterization, I urge you to read Mighty Avengers #21-31. Dan Slott made great strides in making him more than just the guy who hit his wife and made Ultron.


His Wasp persona was his best. I was disappointed when he went back to his older costumes.

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 07:01 PM

I know nothing about Iron Man villains, personally; just what I've seen so far in the films. Looking at the list of the "notable" ones that was posted earlier in this thread, I have to agree that his lineup isn't as good as that of other heroes. The only one of them I'd even heard of prior to the films getting me into Iron Man was Mandarin (and only very vaguely, from his cards in Marvel's Overpower CCG in the 90s), and I never even associated him with Iron Man since I never read the comics.

As long as the movies remain consistently enjoyable, whatever they do with the villains is fine with me. These movies may give them a chance to revise older villains, or even invent completely new ones.

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 07:21 PM

QUOTE(DrSpengler @ May 31 2012, 05:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yeah...

The guy punches his wife in the face, gets kicked out of the Avengers, builds a mass-murdering robot, said mass-murdering robot tries to abduct his wife on numerous occassions and then she dies and he takes on her identity "out of respect".

Now somebody post a panel from that Geoff Johns comic where he shrinks down and crawls inside her vagina to give her an orgasm.

Hank Pym is just an absolute train wreck of a character.


He built Ultron, who turned on him and went "Rogue A.I." - suffers a mental breakdown after being exposed to a chemical which began to induce a schizophrenic mental condition - which created a more dominant personality (Yellowjacket), and he'd been the victim of brainwashing. He winds up facing a court martial which resulted in yet another mental breakdown, and it was during this that he backhanded Jan. Despite that in context (the man was suffering from years of untreated mental problems, stress, and repeated mental breakdowns) he has a better excuse than Peter did when he hit a pregnant MJ - Hank's never done anything but put the fault of what happened squarely on his own shoulders.

He's a tremendously flawed character, but he's hardly a trainwreck. He's a man who made numerous mistakes and has been attempting for years to make amends for them.



-Edit: My own order was a bit off, double checking what I remembered, fixed.

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 08:05 PM

Wasp Hank is Best Hank.

I still don't get why they had him go back to being Giant-Man.

But in the current, digitized world, trivial information is accumulating every second, preserved in all its triteness. Never fading, always accessible. Rumors about petty issues, misinterpretations, slander... All this junk data preserved in an unfiltered state, growing at an alarming rate. It will only slow down social progress, reduce the rate of evolution. You seem to think that our plan is one of censorship. What we propose to do is not to control content, but to create context.


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Posted 31 May 2012 - 08:10 PM


Because Slott and Gage stuff does not have the clout at Marvel that it should I expect. I wish Slott had been in the architect role that ugh-Bendis has enjoyed. We'd have a much better Marvel Universe at this point I think.


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Posted 31 May 2012 - 10:23 PM

QUOTE(ZacWilliam1 @ May 31 2012, 06:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Because Slott and Gage stuff does not have the clout at Marvel that it should I expect. I wish Slott had been in the architect role that ugh-Bendis has enjoyed. We'd have a much better Marvel Universe at this point I think.


-ZacWilliam, certainly one more to my liking.


But... Gage is the one who sent Pym back to his Giant-Man identity.

Personally, I always preferred Lang or O'Grady as Ant-Man over Pym. Both are good. Although now that signs are pointing towards Lang becoming Ant-Man again, maybe O'Grady can become the new Yellowjacket. (Of course, with recent events in Secret Avengers...)

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 10:24 PM

Also, even IF comic Ant-Man is boring that doesn't mean his movie version has to be. It took the first Iron Man movie to catapult Iron Man and Tony Stark to Marvel's A-list. IIRC, he was mostly just a rich, smart playboy before then. After RDJ came the sarcastic, charming jackass. All it would take is a talented writer (which I implicable believe Edgar Wright to be) and director (Edgar Wright again) and a good actor to make him a stand-out character.

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 10:37 PM

I wasn't a big fan of Hank until his tenure as the Wasp. Since then, he's been on of my favorites.

As far as the Mandarin goes...

1)
In Iron Man: Director of SHIELD, he was brought back as a businessman who conned his way into political influence and defense contracts - which he used to fund turning Extremis into a bio weapon. His goal was in that arc was forcing humanity to improve, as the 25% that survived the virus would be powered and improved. I believe that he tied it to his Genghis Khan/conqueror obsession at one point in his rant. In that arc, he outmaneuvered Tony at every turn, leaving him locked out of the Iron Man suit by government order as the Mandarin readied his last attack. The rings were implanted into the Mandarin's spine, giving him extremis-like powers and the ability to survive the virus (as he was one of the 75% whose genetics were not compatible).

2)
The past year or more of Iron Man comics has also freed Obadiah Stane's son, planting a bomb inside of his body and forcing Stane to work on upgrading Iron Man's entire rogues gallery. He's had spymaster infiltrating and sabotaging Tony's new company as well. Following his earlier tactics, he's manipulated the military and media to lock Tony out of being Iron Man (he exposed Tony's lapse w/ alcohol from the Fear Itself event comics). Tony's been worn down steadily by his updated rogues and Stane has been working on a robot of mass destruction for the Mandarin, which is implied to be a design Tony had second thoughts on and nixed after he realized how dangerous it was. A one-shot "future" comic showed a world where the Mandarin ruled and where he had an army of those robots. Tony is currently at his breaking point and someone else is piloting a newly designed Iron Man suit.

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The Mandarin has been a pretty consistent "big threat" for all of the recent comics. If anything, using him in the movie will be a great tie-in to the past two Iron Man runs, where he was the big bad (Iron Man: Director of SHIELD by the Knaufs, and Invincible Iron Man by Fraction).

So long as he's an evil businessman with some kind of intense plan - he'll be fine. If the plot is indeed Extremis - he's PART of the Extremis story. That run began with Ellis' Extremis story and ended with the Knauf's Mandarin one. Both focusing on Extremis.

Edited by Solarstorm, 31 May 2012 - 10:38 PM.

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#54 NICK NEMESIS

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 10:42 PM

Should I read them?

Tony's one of my favorite characters but I haven't read his stories in years.
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#55 Lizard King

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 10:47 PM

Iron Man comics have been pretty consistently good for a long time now, barring the occasional forced tie in

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 10:50 PM

QUOTE(Undead Scottsman @ May 31 2012, 09:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Also, even IF comic Ant-Man is boring that doesn't mean his movie version has to be. It took the first Iron Man movie to catapult Iron Man and Tony Stark to Marvel's A-list. IIRC, he was mostly just a rich, smart playboy before then. After RDJ came the sarcastic, charming jackass. All it would take is a talented writer (which I implicable believe Edgar Wright to be) and director (Edgar Wright again) and a good actor to make him a stand-out character.


Yes, but Iron Man has still had GOOD stories even when he was just the "rich, smart, and occasionally alcoholic playboy" He was never a key play till the past decade or so (his rise to A list started before the movies, imo) but still ended up having more then a few memorable stories, such as the first bout with alcoholism which is still one of the better stories about the subject in comics, or the one where he and Doom went to Camelot, The Armor Wars, just to name a few. He also had his own Cartoon in the 90's which was pretty decent for the time (not great, and kinda hard to watch some episodes nowadays, but good at the time) which helped some kids get into his character. He's got a big spring for people to draw from to create an "idealized" version for the movies.

That all to me is a key difference to Ant-Man, look at this thread most people have to struggle to remember his good points. I'm not saying its impossible to make him likable, just that whoever tries is going to have a bigger uphill battle then they would for almost any other hero. He's not got any really impressive powers "control bugs" isn't going to impress the general public, I don't think Shrinking will either. Yeah it will lead to some impressive visuals, but I'm not sure how well that would work in a superhero action movie; and don't kid yourselves that is what the general public will go in expecting it to be. Giant-Man might work, with him basically becoming an intelligent Hulk-lite hero, but that seems to go against his more pacafistic nature and not wanting to be a superhero that we see, if EHM is anything to go by as that is pretty much his one note there. So far about the only good thing of introducing Hank Pym into the Movieverse, is just to introduce other better and more popular characters.

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 01:42 AM

Wasn't his pacifism mostly an EMH thing?

And if the guy who made Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz thinks he can do something great with the character, then I'm going to believe that great things can be done with the character.

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 06:15 AM

QUOTE(NICKSTART @ May 31 2012, 11:42 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Should I read them?

Tony's one of my favorite characters but I haven't read his stories in years.


Like Nickstart said, the comics have been good for a long time now. However, I still prefer the last volume. It starts with the Extremis arc by Warren Ellis and the title changes to Iron Man:Director of SHIELD after the Civil War crossover.

IMDoS was firing on all cylinders towards the end, but Fraction's comic started to ship 2-3 months before it was even over. The Knaufs wrote a nuanced Tony and a darker book. Fraction's run has been good, but it was rushed out to start shifting Iron Man from Civil War villain to movie hero.

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 06:27 PM

QUOTE(Lizard King @ May 31 2012, 08:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Iron Man comics have been pretty consistently good for a long time now, barring the occasional forced tie in


Absolutely. From Warren Ellis to the Knaufs to Fraction, Iron Man's been good to great for most of the last decade, which a lot books can't claim. The worst stories have been related to Fear Itself, Civil War, etc.

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#60 Lizard King

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 07:14 PM

Yeah, something like that. It's way, way cooler when you actually read the stories though.