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@  Jenny : (11 November 2019 - 08:54 AM)

The toy's designed to look like Wipe-Out, anyway.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 November 2019 - 08:14 AM)

Didn't they try to retcon that into a figure of speech because that connection went against everybody else's long-term plans?

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 November 2019 - 03:53 AM)

There's still some connection given Trypticon was created by Mortilus.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 November 2019 - 12:12 AM)

Yeah that toy doesn't exactly look like Necrobot.

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 08:24 PM)

But.... it's just "Necro" not "Necrobot".

@  TheMightyMol... : (10 November 2019 - 05:10 PM)

But why does the God of Death need a giant space kaiju? Wait, never mind, answered my own question.

@  Maximus Ambus : (10 November 2019 - 02:15 PM)

Yowza I just realised Titans Trypticon comes with Necro AKA Censere AKA Mortilus.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:15 PM)

I... think the best equivalent would actually be the British "There is room for improvement".

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:15 PM)

There's always a sense of irony to it, but what the ratio between irony (you really failed) and straightworwardness (at least you achieved something) is depends on the situation and the speaker.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:12 PM)

The meaning can be both literal (you succeed on one level but fail on another), or it can be utterly ironic (you fail in every regard but the most technical; or even worse, "you really gave your best"), and anything in between.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:10 PM)

For example: A singer can hit the notes really well, but clearly isn't a native speaker and what little of the lyrics you can make out sounds nothing like what it's supposed to be.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 November 2019 - 01:06 PM)

The premise seems to be the mixing of technical and aesthetic technical qualities towards the overall success.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 November 2019 - 01:05 PM)

But both "hollow victory" and pyrrhic victory" are referring to having lost as much as you've gained. IE; a battle was won but both armies were destroyed. The town being seiged is victorious, but all the soldiers are still dead. Nevermore's concept is more "You did it, but it's so ugly we don't know if you actually succeeded".

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 11:35 AM)

Alternately, one could probably also call it a "hollow victory".

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 11:35 AM)

Example: In the Powerpuff Girls episode "Uh Oh Dynamo", the monster-of-the-day was a really tough, giant-size one that required the use of a really destructive mech to defeat it. While the monster was ultimately beaten, the city of Townsville was utterly trashed by the mech's weapons in the process. So, while the city was saved from the monster, it was harmed even worse by the mech that saved it, making the victory bittersweet.

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 11:32 AM)

@Nevermore, sounds to me like what one might call a "bittersweet victory". The goal was met, but at great cost or by disastrous result that call into question if the achieved goal could even be called a success.

@  Arvegtor : (10 November 2019 - 09:40 AM)

Seems to be close enough to "Pyrrhic victory"

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 November 2019 - 09:37 AM)

What do you get from putting the German term through a translator?

@  wonko the sane? : (10 November 2019 - 08:57 AM)

That is a ridiculously interesting concept. But I don't think english has a singular term for what you're describing.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 08:28 AM)

Is there an English equivalent for what we Germans call "deductions in the B rating"? Context: Someone did something and suceeded on a technical level (as in, achieved the intended goal), but failed to some degree in the details, i.e. there was some collateral damage, or while a technical success, the end result is an aestetic failure. It can be used highly ironically, as in "barely achieved the intended goal, but failed so much in every aspect that's not purely technical that it might as well be considered an utter failure altogether." The German term is derived from the old judging syste in figure skating, which gave separate ratings for "technical merit" and "presentation", with the latter being the origin of the German term.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (10 November 2019 - 02:32 AM)

Huh. I did not know before today that "medieval" had an alternate spelling "mediaeval". Like "paleontology" and "palaeontology".

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 November 2019 - 04:15 PM)

'Beast Wars in underrated' the comment went. I exploded.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (09 November 2019 - 02:19 PM)

Absolutely.

@  wonko the sane? : (09 November 2019 - 02:14 PM)

So... you can look like a cop from the 70's AND a huge nerd at the same time?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (09 November 2019 - 02:09 PM)

I feel like the best way to carry the Switch would be an under-arm torso holster.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (09 November 2019 - 12:31 PM)

It's not. hell. If the 3DS zelda case just stretched a LITTLE more it would fit.

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 November 2019 - 03:38 AM)

I feel like the Switch Lite is a bit big to have hanging on your belt like that, but I don't take my Switch out with me often anyway.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (09 November 2019 - 01:13 AM)

I must be the only one who wants a switch lite case with a belt loop. o.O

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 November 2019 - 03:03 PM)

I'm gonna have "Chainsaw Buffet" and "Candy For the Cannibal" by Lordi playing in my head all night.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 November 2019 - 12:36 PM)

Trick or treaters can only consent to cannibalism in Germania.

@  Sabrblade : (07 November 2019 - 12:12 PM)

Hey, if the trick or treaters can't take some loving insults, that's their problem.

@  Arazyr : (07 November 2019 - 11:39 AM)

Just make sure to put the leftovers in the fridge, so they don't get spoiled.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 November 2019 - 11:10 AM)

I love children... but I can never eat a whole one.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 November 2019 - 09:52 AM)

I can neither confirm nor deny this allegation.

@  Paladin : (07 November 2019 - 09:46 AM)

...you don't roast the trick or treaters, do you....

@  wonko the sane? : (07 November 2019 - 09:38 AM)

A cold beer, a warm fire, some smores and trick or treaters... Man, you got this life thing down.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 November 2019 - 09:37 AM)

That actually sounds pretty awesome.

@  MEDdMI : (07 November 2019 - 08:59 AM)

we'll move to the open garage if it's raining

@  MEDdMI : (07 November 2019 - 08:58 AM)

every Halloween since we got a house, TMM and I chill in the driveway with a fire bowl and roast things while handing out candy. It's pretty great.

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 November 2019 - 03:42 AM)

Peter Cullen voiced King Kong let that sink in.

@  TM2-Megatron : (06 November 2019 - 11:42 PM)

I've noticed that after a year or two, though, people with children will start getting into it for their kids

@  TM2-Megatron : (06 November 2019 - 11:41 PM)

I think a lot of the decline you see in Halloween is due to newcomers to Canada who don't really get it... I mean,there are only a handful of countries in the world that practice this particular oddity

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (06 November 2019 - 12:29 PM)

I recently attended a talk on Samhain and its associated mythology by a professor from Limerick.

@  Otaku : (06 November 2019 - 11:49 AM)

Trunk or Treats have become more popular because it is supposed to be safer, and even if it isn't, it just tends to be easier for the Trick-or-Treaters.

@  wonko the sane? : (06 November 2019 - 11:00 AM)

That's okay: between ever more extreme weather, ever more violent society, and general paranoia of parents: halloweens not doing to well out here either.

@  Anonymous X : (06 November 2019 - 09:30 AM)

We used to have Bonfire Night here in the UK as our thing instead of Halloween... It's withered away for the most part. Halloween used to be the strange American tradition you knew of from ET or various cartoons

@  TheMightyMol... : (06 November 2019 - 06:33 AM)

So that's why I never get invited anywhere.

@  Otaku : (05 November 2019 - 12:36 PM)

@Bass X0 Are we talking about the quality of the costumes or their subject matter?  The former is a natural result of cosplay growing less and less niche over the decades.  The latter isn't new; mass produced stuff is at least as old as you or I and are we sure no one dressed as a cowboy or astronaut or whatever in the 1950's?  Monsters weren't allowed at certain parties, strange as it sounds. XP

@  Benbot : (05 November 2019 - 12:23 PM)

is the quick reply broken for anyone else or is it just me?

@  Pinkcolliebot : (05 November 2019 - 11:30 AM)

Announcement! TF Roll Out Short Gotta Go Fast! Storyboard in the works! Green lit Real Soon.


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#5161 Ironbite

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Posted 01 March 2019 - 10:05 AM

....ok I'm kinda liking the Enter and Escape characters.

 

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Posted 01 March 2019 - 10:34 PM

Just finished that issue. Was kind of a surprise ending.

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Posted 02 March 2019 - 12:21 AM


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I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 02 March 2019 - 10:31 AM

First episode was pretty good.

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Posted 02 March 2019 - 01:43 PM

The mayor also brings up a very good point as to why just using Morphing grid energy is a bad idea. :D



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Posted 02 March 2019 - 02:08 PM

Did seem like a pretty solid start to the series. Interesting way to get around the Go-Busters iconography by changing it to Grid Battlefore. Sets seem between nicely constructed and a bit sparse detail wise. But love the set up for our Evil Ranger duo. Seems like a great story hook. Really Im impressed with Hasbros start with the Ranger franchise. Im actually going to set this to record weekly.

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Posted 02 March 2019 - 03:55 PM

Watched the first episode and thought it was alright.  I haven't watched a series since Megaforce, but I'm ok to stick around for awhile.

 

I hope there'll be a crossover down the line, the fact that Grid Battleforce tapped into the Morphin Grid without the previous Rangers' involvement or permission brings up questions.



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Posted 02 March 2019 - 08:47 PM

Well in the sense of creating Rangers it's no different than Lightspeed Rescue doing so, But tapping into it as a source of clean energy.... It is a good point that the mayor previously brought up in the episode how other villains have tried to use the grid for their own purposes before.



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Posted 03 March 2019 - 01:23 AM

Well in the sense of creating Rangers it's no different than Lightspeed Rescue doing so, But tapping into it as a source of clean energy.... It is a good point that the mayor previously brought up in the episode how other villains have tried to use the grid for their own purposes before.

 

I wanna say: Is it really? Rita never really wanted to use the Morphing Grid for evil. She made her own ranger, but he targeted Zordon and the other rangers. Not trying to harnes the grid. At most She and Zedd wanted to destroy their connection to the Grid, or wanted the Zeo Crystal (which at the time had no connection to the grid) becuase its a power source. Sledge wanted the Energems, but again more as a power source then anything to do with the actual Morphing Grid. Glavanax is similar, he wanted the Ninja Prism Star that didn't really seem connected to the Grid or Rangers. They at least do want to have the power source that the Rangers use. I feel like the only villians that ever truly targeted the Morphing Grid ar Venjix from RPM by the end of the series, and Thrax who acually did disable it, or at least a part of it. I can't think of any others atm moment who specifically were "I want to destory/control the Morphing Grid" beyond "Hey I want this power source that just happens to give people ranger powers.


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Posted 03 March 2019 - 01:41 PM

Just saw the first episode.

 

I'm astonished. It is genuinely a significant improvement over everything we ever got out of the Neo-Saban Era. The episode had so many high moments that any and all low moments (the unfunny comic relief duo, a few of the actors' natural accents slipping out here and there, etc.) were inoffensive enough to be completely dismissed. If the rest of the series is able to carry the same level of quality and competence that this episode had, then we can officially say that Power Rangers has at long last finally become cool again.

 

About the mayor mentioning the past villains wanting the Rangers' powers taken, notice the mayor's particular phrasing of "Since before you were born, every monster out there in every dimension, from Rita Repulsa to Sledge and Galvanax, they've all wanted to take the Rangers' power and rule the universe." I'm sure we can say that all those villains did WANT the rangers' powers taken away from them; it's just that their actually acting upon that want was rare. ;)

 

Though, I'm curious as to how much common knowledge there is about Sledge since he's from another universe and only really hatched a scheme of his own in the main universe during the Super Ninja Steel Christmas episode, and in which he didn't exactly make himself known to the general public.


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I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 05 March 2019 - 09:10 PM

I've been enjoying the Beyond the Grid arc a lot. I read a neat fan theory on the Power Rangers discord channel:

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Regardless, I can't wait to see how this arc ends.

 

 

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Posted 06 March 2019 - 09:00 PM

The price went up a bit since I ordered it (I got it at $39.99, there must have been a sale), but Gamestop has the Super Mini Pla Ninja Megazord / Falconzord set badly misnamed and currently at $69.98. I didn't tell you guys sooner since I wanted to confirm in person that it was what I thought. And yeah, the picture is of the back of the box and they only mention the Falconzord on the site. I bought it because I was pretty sure a version with just the Falconzord didn't exist and I was right. https://www.gamestop...odel-kit/165712



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Posted 07 March 2019 - 04:01 AM

So anyone have the Super Mini Pla Ninja Megazord, where do you put the red gorillia's hands in arm mode? Do they have a place to go?



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Posted 08 March 2019 - 11:11 AM

So the roster for Battle for the Grid has been released, and to say its underwhelming is an understatement:

 

https://twitter.com/...043427510001665

 

We got: Jason (MMPR  Red), Gia (SMF Yellow), Goldar, Mike (Magna Defender), Nobody (Black Ranger Sentry), JJ (SPD Green), Tommy(Zeo 5), Rita, Tommy (MMPR Green), Tommy (Lord Drakkon), Kim (Ranger Slayer), Kat (SPD White), Tommy (DT Black), Tommy (MMPR White), and Zedd


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Posted 08 March 2019 - 11:15 AM

So the roster for Battle for the Grid has been released, and to say its underwhelming is an understatement:

 

https://twitter.com/...043427510001665

 

We got: Jason (MMPR  Red), Gia (SMF Yellow), Goldar, Mike (Magna Defender), Nobody (Black Ranger Sentry), JJ (SPD Green), Tommy(Zeo 5), Rita, Tommy (MMPR Green), Tommy (Lord Drakkon), Kim (Ranger Slayer), Kat (SPD White), Tommy (DT Black), Tommy (MMPR White), and Zedd

 

 

 

...you do realize that's a PARODY account right? and you did read the text on Tommy's bio there???


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Posted 08 March 2019 - 11:21 AM

The text is false. But I know from their fave book poll that that most these choices are real.


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Posted 08 March 2019 - 11:42 AM

But that account never posts anything real.

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Posted 08 March 2019 - 11:45 AM

Needs more Tommy.


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Posted 08 March 2019 - 02:04 PM

But that account never posts anything real.

 

https://www.facebook...ttleforthegrid/

 

Confirmed: Jason Scott (MMPR Red), Lord Drakkon, Tommy Oliver (MMPR Green), Gia Moran (SMF Yellow), Goldar, Kim Hart (Ranger Slayer), Kat  Manx (SPD White), Black Ranger Sentry.

 

I thought I also seen a post on Facebook about Magna Defender being announced, but can't find it now.


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Posted 09 March 2019 - 03:47 AM

Full comic preview for Go Go Power Rangers #18 is out!

 

 

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