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@  Nevermore : (20 September 2019 - 06:46 PM)

In case anyone's wondering.

@  Nevermore : (20 September 2019 - 06:46 PM)

Also, she pronounces her own name "Zuh-see".

@  TM2-Megatron : (20 September 2019 - 03:04 PM)

I think I'd read a while back she was born in Berlin

@  TM2-Megatron : (20 September 2019 - 03:04 PM)

I thought Zazie Beetz was really fantastic in Deadpool 2. Really looking forward to seeing her in Joker.

@  Liege : (20 September 2019 - 12:05 PM)

Any sightings of Ratchet at U.S. Walgreens yet? A couple of stores around me have recently restocked their toy aisles but no Ratchets yet at those ones.

@  Nevermore : (20 September 2019 - 03:54 AM)

You don't even hear a hint of an accent, and she only very rarely chooses some odd wording where she probably wasn't familiar with the more appropriate alternative due to its relative obscurity.

@  Nevermore : (20 September 2019 - 03:41 AM)

Just watched what's possibly the most relaxed interview ever of a German Youtuber interviewing Zazie while walking around Berlin. Turns out she was born in Berlin and spent quite some time in Germany.

@  Nevermore : (20 September 2019 - 03:39 AM)

Actors and actresses I had no idea speak fluent German, part 4.231: Zazie Beetz from Deadpool 2.

@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 02:14 PM)

It's too bad it's like this because some of what they're doing with tiny cars is pretty cool, but I'm not willing to sign up for that f-ing hassle.

@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 02:13 PM)

At this point I'm trying to decide how much of a markup I'm willing to pay some scalper scum or if I should just say to hell with it.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (18 September 2019 - 02:11 PM)

That is pretty much the constant story with Hot Wheels. Anything you might actually want has most likely been picked clean and marked up.

@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 02:02 PM)

I've been watching some Youtube Hot Wheels videos out of boredom and discovered there exists a new car that just came out maybe a month ago that looks just like one I had when I was little, and I've been looking around hoping to get it. Slim picking everywhere, but online there are a slew of sellers asking for 3 and 4x the retail price, plus a hefty shipping markup.

@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 01:59 PM)

Oh, that explains the problem I've encountered with finding one little car

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 September 2019 - 01:31 PM)

Oh boy. I work at Target, and literally every single morning, there are two or three guys outside who make a beeline straight to the Hot Wheels.

@  Steevy Maximus : (18 September 2019 - 01:00 PM)

Hot Wheels

@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 12:25 PM)

Which collecting community has the worst scalpers?

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 September 2019 - 09:55 PM)

I've never read the source material and don't know much about it, but I enjoyed the first film quite a bit, and found the second alright

@  Sabrblade : (17 September 2019 - 09:49 PM)

The first movie was definitely not for me. I flat out hated it. Didn't even bother with the sequel.

@  Maruten : (17 September 2019 - 05:02 PM)

I liked the first movie a lot and enjoyed the original volume of the book, and the way they were developed in parallel was really interesting. It all got super extra unpleasant as soon as they went back though. I don't remember really whether the initial sequels are "good" or not, but either way both the second movie and the second run of the book quickly demonstrated that the property sure wasn't for me.

@  Paladin : (17 September 2019 - 04:45 PM)

i have a real hard time offering praise of anything connected to an utter shitstain like Mark Millar.

@  Rycochet : (17 September 2019 - 01:23 PM)

Kick Ass 2 was okay for what it was, a sequel to a film that was okay, just okay. It had a good performance from Nic Cage while the sequel had Jim Carrey who decided he didn't want to promote it after one of america's regularly scheduled massacres.

@  Benbot : (17 September 2019 - 12:20 PM)

Was Kick Ass 2 really that bad? I never got around to seeing it, but after watching the first movie again the other day, I'm thinking about it.

@  wonko the sane? : (13 September 2019 - 01:54 PM)

Why do you feel a need to label yourself for doing something harmless?

@  Telly : (13 September 2019 - 11:10 AM)

thats more than i look at on reddit

@  Benbot : (13 September 2019 - 10:49 AM)

am I a basic bitch for only browsing the front page of Reddit?

@  Shrug : (12 September 2019 - 12:26 PM)

I managed to find about 2/3s of my goal Sega Genesis collection before the last price bump

@  Anonymous X : (12 September 2019 - 11:11 AM)

So relieved that I picked up most of my NTSC GameCube collection in 2010/11 before prices on the secondary market went bezerk...

@  unluckiness : (12 September 2019 - 12:54 AM)

I have fond memories of it since it was the last console Mario Kart that didn't have the ridiculous pre-race cart assembly

@  TM2-Megatron : (11 September 2019 - 10:26 PM)

Like many Gamecube games, underrated

@  unluckiness : (11 September 2019 - 09:24 AM)

Double Dash is great. Just watch out for blue shells

@  Bass X0 : (11 September 2019 - 07:43 AM)

I used a double dash on my mobile. The chat didn’t like it.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 September 2019 - 04:17 AM)

The mobile version of the site chokes on certain characters, I think.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 September 2019 - 04:10 AM)

what's with that punctuation anyway

@  Nevermore : (11 September 2019 - 03:20 AM)

Now where did that come from, Bass X0?

@  Bass X0 : (11 September 2019 - 01:52 AM)

Politics and Religion — tools of foul play!

@  TM2-Megatron : (10 September 2019 - 11:10 PM)

If you owe, you're expected to actually pay it at the time you file, before they even process your return

@  TM2-Megatron : (10 September 2019 - 11:10 PM)

If you file electronically, I find you usually get your refund within a couple weeks

@  Nevermore : (10 September 2019 - 06:22 PM)

Well, lucky it took less than two months for me. For a little over 200 Euros.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 September 2019 - 06:11 PM)

Pretty much, yeah. Canada revenue will be all up your ass if you earn less than 200K and owe tax, but your refund is basically "duke nukem forever".

@  Nevermore : (10 September 2019 - 05:34 PM)

Whereas if you overpaid and they have to refund you, they will take their sweet time to let you know.

@  Nevermore : (10 September 2019 - 05:34 PM)

Like, here in Germany, if the tax authority responds to your tax report quickly, you can rest assured they want more money.

@  Nevermore : (10 September 2019 - 05:33 PM)

Do tax authorities in other countries base their time to respond to filed tax reports on whether they owe or are owed as well?

@  wonko the sane? : (10 September 2019 - 11:13 AM)

Check what the requirements are for your cad program, and try to beat them by about 20%, and understand that software requirements have been stable for a few years: not really keeping up with the advancements in hardware. Unless you're doing something SPECIFIC which requires ludicrous amounts of power, just give your self a cushion on hardware and don't bother going whole hog.

@  Benbot : (10 September 2019 - 10:16 AM)

What I'm currently using is an i5 2018 Surface Laptop. My current desktop is all but dead. I think in the end affordability will win out over specs. I need to use CAD programs, but I'm a student, not a professional.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 September 2019 - 10:06 AM)

Okay. Whats the specs on the I7 and what are you currently using?

@  Benbot : (10 September 2019 - 09:23 AM)

fun and games

@  wonko the sane? : (09 September 2019 - 04:43 PM)

Depends entirely on what you use the computer for.

@  Steevy Maximus : (09 September 2019 - 11:52 AM)

Probably not

@  Benbot : (09 September 2019 - 09:39 AM)

Do I need an i7 on my new computer?

@  Nevermore : (08 September 2019 - 12:08 PM)


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Tara Strong once again confirmed for coolest person ever

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#1 Zeel1

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 11:35 AM

Just saw this post on a forum:

She came through on her promise to call my son and talked to him for 20 minutes because she cancelled her appearance at a Knoxville convention we were going to go to!!!! I made a mention on the convention's Facebook page of him being disappointed and because he's special needs he's unable to understand why he couldn't go see her , and she saw it. I had no clue she would ever see it. Next thing I know she friended me and sent me a message asking if she could call him.

I can't believe it, this is the nicest thing anyone has ever done for him. This is why the show is so good, the cast truly, truly cares about their fans.

She told him "I love you, Dragon," in Twilight Sparkle's voice and he turned beet red, and his smile just lit up the house. icon-hotrod.gif She also did a few others, Bubbles, Raven, crap, it just happened and I can't even think straight enough to remember. lol

He even accidentally hung up on her and she called right back. "Did you just hang up on TARA STRONG, Dragon?" LMAO That is my new favorite quote.

She talked to him about bullies, ignoring haters, and upcoming Ben10 episodes. icon-hotrod.gif

She's promised to sign his Twilight Sparkle figure if I mail it, also to send him "something special" back.

Tara: Is this Dragon?
Dragon: ...yes.
Tara: Do you know who this is?
Dragon: Yes, it's Twilight Sparkle.

Dragon: Tara, you are so talented with all those voices you do.
Tara: Yes, yes I am, aren't I?

Dear Princess Celestia, today I got to talk to an awesome person named Dragon.
Your faithful student, Twilight Sparkle.

I never ever expected this to happen. When I heard she cancelled, I figured, well, that's it. Our one chance to meet her, kaput. Then on her Twitter page she asked people who were planning to go to send her what they had wanted her to sign, she'd autograph it and send it back at her cost. That alone stunned me. Then when she said she'd send Dragon a little something extra, I almost fainted. NOW...I'm just in shock. lol

I may be biased, but I think he deserves the happiness this has brought him. He deals with bullies in school, he's picked on daily, he's been threatened, had obscene pictures drawn on the back of his shirt, had tobacco juice spit into his backpack, been tricked into asking another boy a sexual question he didn't understand, and yet he still has a smile and hug for the people he loves, and he wants to be friends with everyone. It hurts him so much when someone doesn't like him. Now he can always say to himself, "Someone as cool as Tara Strong likes me, so there CAN'T be anything wrong with me."

#2 wonko the sane?

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 11:49 AM

Okay, that is pretty gorram awesome.
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Posted 09 June 2012 - 12:03 PM

That was very cool. I've always liked Tara Strong as a voice actress ever since her work on Batman (looking at IMDB and wiki, seems she's worked on a lot of other things I didn't realize before and after that). But looks like she's just an all around heckuva human being too.
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Posted 09 June 2012 - 12:42 PM

Oh God, it gets even better... according to the dailydot's reporting on this, they also did the Sunshine, Sunshine song together.

That is just... why can't I hold all these d'awws...

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 01:19 PM

They did the Sunshine, sunshine song. Wow. That's adorable.


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Posted 09 June 2012 - 09:22 PM

Wow, that was nice of her. She sure does go out of her way to do nice things for others.

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 08:57 AM

I'm still d'awwing about the Sunshine, sunshine bit. Dragon will never forget this.


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Posted 10 June 2012 - 10:21 AM

The song from the season two finally?

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 04:07 PM

QUOTE(Sobana @ Jun 10 2012, 11:21 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The song from the season two finally?

Wasn't sure of that myself, so I Youtube'd it. It's the little thing that Twilight does with Cadence to prove it was the real Cadence. Now that I know what that is...that's even more d'aww!
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Posted 11 June 2012 - 08:00 PM

It is amazing to see how far she is willing to go to help others.

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 08:25 PM

She's an awesome person.


#12 Scottimus Prime

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    Wanna check these ratings? I seem to have an audience of 2...

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 08:32 PM

icon-bee.gif Wow, wow, and wow. icon-hotrod.gif
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Posted 12 June 2012 - 06:43 PM

I can't wait for Nayuki to do something like this too. =)

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 07:11 PM

Yeah, I'm sure that Nayuki is going to do some layouts for a sick kid. On the phone.


#15 Fnu Aw

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 08:43 PM

Maybe on a smartphone.


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Posted 12 June 2012 - 08:58 PM

Point a webcam at the screen while Flash is open?

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 09:07 PM

A very kind woman indeed. Too bad Botcon 2008 left her terrified of Transfans.
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Posted 12 June 2012 - 09:11 PM

I find it hard to believe anything that happened at Botcon 2008 could be any more frenzied than a gathering of Bronies. But that's me.

We'll know for sure if we never see some of the Prime voice actors again after what happened at Botcon 2011's panels, but Kevin Michael Richardson seemed bewildered but happy to oblige the hyperactive teenage British fangirl that asked him to put on a beer hat.
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Posted 12 June 2012 - 09:50 PM

I feel like I'm out of the loop. What goes on at Botcon that's so scary?


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Posted 12 June 2012 - 11:47 PM

Why is this story sequestered in the Pony forum? This should be shared with everyone as it's just so awesome of her.
I heart this story.

QUOTE(Suspsy @ Jun 12 2012, 10:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
A very kind woman indeed. Too bad Botcon 2008 left her terrified of Transfans.

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