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@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 08:48 AM)

Depends on how you're eating it.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (12 December 2019 - 01:40 AM)

Havarti, without a doubt.

@  Greebtron : (12 December 2019 - 01:28 AM)

Not Don, thanks. I'd like a writer who actually cares enough to do the job properly

@  Benbot : (11 December 2019 - 09:34 PM)

What's your favorite cheese? I'm not sure, but it's hard to beat muenster.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 December 2019 - 05:10 PM)

Man I wish IDW could do a season 2.5 with a few writers like Michael Charles Hill or Donald F Glut or Paul Davids involved.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 December 2019 - 04:33 PM)

They were looking for Skids, but the animators forgot he existed again.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 December 2019 - 02:58 PM)

He regrouped with Omega Supreme, the Dinobots, Skyfire and the Protectobots.

@  Benbot : (11 December 2019 - 08:20 AM)

Did he get infected with the rest of the Autobots or did he smartly remain off-planet?

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 December 2019 - 05:38 AM)

He really just went to the beach for a couple of days, then called it in. Who's gonna follow up on it?

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 December 2019 - 05:05 AM)

Anyone really believe Cosmos searched far enough for more ingredient for Corrostop?

@  Nevermore : (11 December 2019 - 03:48 AM)

Oh, we are pretty good at "forgetting" about that. Insisting on sending people home on their overtime, THEN suddenly rushing to do the "backlog" stuff when it's really overdue.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 December 2019 - 05:43 PM)

I've yet to find an organization which didn't have a backlog of "stuff" that needs to be done, but isn't important enough to put on the schedule proper.

@  TM2-Megatron : (10 December 2019 - 05:01 PM)

I'm sure most good/bad (depending on your POV) bosses would be able to find something for the worker to do, in most cases, even if it's spending 8 hours pretending to push a broom around

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (10 December 2019 - 04:39 PM)

Still better than American jobs. x.x;

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 December 2019 - 11:10 AM)

I'm pretty sure you've already mentioned this before. Especially that last one.

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2019 - 11:05 AM)

That can be fun if you're strong-willed enough. "Hey, you want to go home? Overtime reduction, there's nothing to do..." - "Nah, not today. I want to work."

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2019 - 11:04 AM)

This applies to the field of work as well. Meaning, your boss orders you to show up for a full shift, you show up on time and are absolutely willing to work, and then your boss realizes he has no work for you, your boss has to pay you for a full shift even if you don't work at all.

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2019 - 11:03 AM)

Fun fact: German law has a concept named "default in acceptance", which postulates that if there is a "service for payment" contract, the party that should provide the service correctly offers their due service, and the party that should pay fails to accept the service within due time, the second party still has to pay the first party even if there was no service delivered.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 10:54 PM)

If it's seasonal affective disorder, check with your doc about vitamin D supplements.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 December 2019 - 12:46 PM)

That's what I was thinking too, It's the christmas rush and if that's not stressful enough the cold weather can also impact mental health.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 12:41 PM)

Might be a stupid question given the comment, BUT: have you done anything outside the ordinary lately? Might just be a stress reaction.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 December 2019 - 12:29 PM)

I've experienced sleep paralysis with ghostly images and similar things in the past and can snap out of it through moving my fingers. I've definitely hallucinated before and members of both sides of the family have had similar experience, some suffered forms of mental instability in two cases schizophrenia.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 10:47 AM)

So... either a hallucination or night terrors. Are you prone to this kind of thing?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 11:55 PM)

It kept repeating until I sat up.

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 11:54 PM)

I've been up since three and when sheepish I was hallucinating something knocking twice against my bedroom door.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 December 2019 - 06:58 PM)

Then repaint Apeface and Snapdragon as Transmetal Optimus Primal and Megatron. It's crazy enough to work.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (07 December 2019 - 05:32 PM)

Moral imperative.

@  Nevermore : (07 December 2019 - 05:13 PM)

Wishful thinking, rumor or leak?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 04:48 PM)

Snapdragon for Earthrise.

@  TM2-Megatron : (04 December 2019 - 10:22 PM)

Still not the weirdest thing a Nic Cage character has done in a film

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 December 2019 - 04:00 PM)

Couldn't be worse than him pissing fire as Ghost Rider.

@  Rycochet : (04 December 2019 - 03:38 PM)

The Tim Burton Superman Movie is the DC movie we deserve. It would have Nic Cage in a technosuit punching polarbears.

@  Paladin : (04 December 2019 - 02:59 PM)

Wonder Woman was great. Shazam was amazing. Aquaman... exists.

@  RichardT1977 : (04 December 2019 - 01:54 PM)

TBF, Aquaman and Shazam! were pretty good.

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 December 2019 - 01:00 PM)

Not a difficult feat.

@  Benbot : (04 December 2019 - 11:50 AM)

You just put more effort into telling a compelling story than all of WB's execs.

@  Cybersnark : (04 December 2019 - 11:41 AM)

Cue the flashback to Jonathan, reassuring a terrified child: "What you are is never as important as who you are." Cue Superman's response to Brainiac: "I already know who I am."*John Williams fanfare plays*

@  Cybersnark : (04 December 2019 - 11:38 AM)

I don't think we even really need to see Krypton. I'd start with Clark growing up in Kansas, thinking he's normal, and follow him through the development of his powers. There've been enough alternate takes on Krypton that it could actually work as a mystery; is this the pre-Crisis utopia, the sterile science world, or the relic of a fallen empire? Brainiac was there, and he tempts Clark with the knowledge of what he really is.

@  Otaku : (04 December 2019 - 11:12 AM)

First, a Krypton film, ending with baby Kal-El being found on Earth.  Then Supe's early career film, establishing his values... and if Jonothan Kent needs to die, it happens because of something like a heart attack while Clark is savnig folks on the other side of the world.  After we know Clark minimizes property damage and never kills, have Zod & Company show up and force him to make tough choices.

@  Otaku : (04 December 2019 - 11:07 AM)

Man of Steel seems like someone came up with a Superman trilogy and then the execs said "We've got to catch up to Marvel, make it one film!".  I don't mean that based on the film's actual pacing, but because various story beats make more sense to me if they weren't all squished together.

@  Cybersnark : (03 December 2019 - 07:44 PM)

I've been wanting to write a Superman movie trilogy for years; "Man of Steel" (featuring a Terminator-like Brainiac) was going to be first, with "Last Son of Krypton" (featuring the Eradicator) as the sequel and "Man of Tomorrow" (in which Luthor makes his face-heel turn) as the conclusion. Thanks to Snyder I have to re-arrange my titles.

@  Nevermore : (03 December 2019 - 06:15 PM)

I still wish "Man of Steel" had instead been an adaptation of both the John Byrne miniseries of the same name and the Jeph Loeb/Tim Sale miniseries "Superman For All Seasons".

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (03 December 2019 - 04:42 PM)

A take I just read: Man of Steel is shot with such a lack of lighting that it is easier to discern what is going on in a porn film.

@  Maximus Ambus : (03 December 2019 - 12:20 PM)

Making Soylant is harder then it looks, it's not like the movies, you have to keep whacking and hacking at the ingredient, it'll scream and fight, maybe bite but eventually it will go down.

@  Paladin : (03 December 2019 - 11:48 AM)

varies from person to person.

@  Benbot : (03 December 2019 - 11:34 AM)

It's an acquired taste

@  CORVUS : (03 December 2019 - 11:17 AM)

Soylent? Its pretty awful.

@  unluckiness : (03 December 2019 - 02:49 AM)

Depends on your denomination of Christianity

@  Patch : (02 December 2019 - 05:52 PM)

@Benbot Do they have a soy-free version? Like maybe just "Lent?"

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 December 2019 - 02:03 PM)

Just occurred to me 'Autobot' Megatron happened in Target 2006.


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#21 Kalidor



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Posted 21 July 2012 - 11:44 PM


The damn thing was boring. The last movie was boring. I don't want more boring, I want a great Superman film and a trailer that shows it as such.

Edited by Cheetimus Primal, 21 July 2012 - 11:45 PM.


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Posted 21 July 2012 - 11:55 PM

Note to WB: We don't need Jor-El in every hugging Superman movie you ever do.

As for the rest, I'm not sure if I'll tune into the new series of Deadliest Catch or not.


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Posted 22 July 2012 - 05:07 AM

A friend pointed out to me that the hitchhiking/fishing boat scenes might in fact be part of a sequence where he goes to the arctic to uncover the Fortress of the Solitude - working for his fare up north because either he doesn't feel he *can* fly that far or for whatever reason he simply *cannot* fly that far.

The one thing I don't want to see is another Luthor-centric movie. I definitely want Luthor to be a part of the film, but not the open threat he's been in every single other Superman movie. I also don't want to see them turn Superman into a "Realistic" Grimdark affair - indeed, I'd rather they went slightly cosmic with the story.

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 05:35 AM

To be honest I'm just not sure how you write Superman without it becoming about Superman's friends and enemies and not him.

PM me if you're bored!

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 08:18 AM

I don't see how anyone could make Superman or a movie about him engaging.

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 12:39 PM

QUOTE(Cheetimus Primal @ Jul 21 2012, 09:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(skankerzero @ Jul 21 2012, 10:39 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
geeze. you guys seem to forget that he traveled the world for a couple years before becoming superman. He did it to find himself.

Sarcasm? Because I don't recall this ever happening.

Actually, I vaguely remember something like this in one of the books. Wasn't Perry impressed with Clark because he managed to build up an impressive portfolio of stories from around the world?

Anyways, I'm not exactly feeling this trailer. I get that they're trying to do something similar to the Batman Begins teaser (), but that worked because Batman is a character who lives in the shadows, so you can get away with only showing glimpses of him. Superman is a symbol, larger than life, and you want to see him doing great things.

I'm also curious as to whether/how they'll explain what makes a child run around with a red towel around his neck in a world where Superman doesn't exist.

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 01:09 PM

I assume the kid will be doing such things after Superman does exist.

And word from SDCC attendees is that the second trailer will indeed show off some truly amazing feats.

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 01:13 PM

Not that I had any faith in this movie before, but that trailer just sucked.

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 02:05 PM

Jesus that was boring as hug

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 02:50 PM

QUOTE(Cheetimus Primal @ Jul 21 2012, 11:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(skankerzero @ Jul 21 2012, 10:39 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
geeze. you guys seem to forget that he traveled the world for a couple years before becoming superman. He did it to find himself.

Sarcasm? Because I don't recall this ever happening.

It was from the 'modern' era of superman. After the Crisis reboot.

After he graduated from high school, Clark then decided to travel the world for a number of years, learning about it's cultures, languages, and customs. He would secretly help people when he could, although he never had a costume or a superhero identity.

He briefly stayed in Paris, where he met a renown journalist named Simone. He also started dating a young woman named Rosie. Shortly after he started dating her, he ran into an old friend of his from high school, Kenny Braverman, who "stole" Rosie away from Clark. The two had a whirlwind courtship and soon became engaged, but shortly before the wedding was supposed to occur, they broke it off. Clark never learned why.[5]

He spent some time in Australia, where he met and had a brief romance with Callie Llewellyn.[6] When Clark returned to Smallville, he began openly using his emerging talents and powers in the costumed super-hero identity of Superman. Clark eventually moved to Metropolis to attend Metropolis University. He would formally enter into college and shuttle between Metropolis University and his parents' home in Smallville. He worked part time as a cook and used his powers to fight crime, though he had no costume yet, nor did he make his presence known to anyone. After graduating with a degree in journalism after only two years, Clark was hired by the Daily Planet. It's here that he would eventually meet and have a competitive battle with Lois Lane.


I can't remember the exact issues, but I remembering reading them when I was younger.

Edited by skankerzero, 22 July 2012 - 02:50 PM.

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 02:54 PM

Yeah, I don't read comics, but I have read the novelization of The Death and Life of Superman, and at one point in the first few chapters he reminisces about the time he spent traveling around the world after leaving Smallville.

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 03:04 PM

QUOTE(Lizard King @ Jul 22 2012, 07:05 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Jesus that was boring as hug

Yes....yes it was.

Very underwhelming teaser, but maybe it's just because I'm not really a DC fan. icon-ball.gif




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Posted 22 July 2012 - 03:08 PM

Whatever. Grimdark supes could be what it takes to make current movie goingers care about him. Especially since they'll be feeling a batman void.


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Posted 22 July 2012 - 03:13 PM

QUOTE(NICKSTART @ Jul 22 2012, 04:08 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Grimdark supes could be what it takes to make current movie goingers care about him.

And that's what's horribly wrong with the universe.

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 July 2012 - 03:19 PM

Oh yeah, I'm not saying its right or anything. I'm curious how a grimdark supes will play out. It might be something cool despite not being accurate to him at all.

DC has always had trouble understanding they don't need to change their characters for the big screen, they just need better movies.

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 03:26 PM

QUOTE(NICKSTART @ Jul 22 2012, 04:08 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Whatever. Grimdark supes could be what it takes to make current movie goingers care about him. Especially since they'll be feeling a batman void.

Judging by Youtube comments, that seems to be the case. There's either extremely positive or extremely negative reaction, but the positive reactions are almost exclusively due to Nolan's name being attached or the "gritty" look. icon-primal.gif

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 06:49 PM

Gritty Batman works because the character was born out of the pain of loss.

Superman is all about love so "gritty" isn't going to fly.


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Posted 22 July 2012 - 06:55 PM

QUOTE(MrBlud @ Jul 22 2012, 05:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Gritty Batman works because the character was born out of the pain of loss.

Superman is all about love so "gritty" isn't going to fly.

well now he'll be all about gritty tough love. And movie goers will lap it up becuase they're morons.

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 07:53 PM

I haven't seen anything that says gritty about this.

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