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@  TM2-Megatron : (03 March 2021 - 04:21 PM)

Beyond just the not even being able to walk into most stores

@  wonko the sane? : (03 March 2021 - 04:21 PM)

No kidding, but right now: unless it's physically on the shelf in front of you: there's no clear idea when it'll be available. And that goes for just about everything.

@  TM2-Megatron : (03 March 2021 - 04:18 PM)

I've heard new appliances are hard to get, for some reason

@  wonko the sane? : (03 March 2021 - 04:13 PM)

And the new one we settled on is backlogged up to two months. Even better.

@  TM2-Megatron : (03 March 2021 - 11:59 AM)

I mean, it's not all bad. Disney's releasing Speed remastered on 4K

@  wonko the sane? : (03 March 2021 - 08:48 AM)

And now the fridge has died. So far 2021 has been WONDERFUL.

@  Hg Dragon : (01 March 2021 - 08:49 PM)

I'm upset I can't "Like" a shout...

@  TheMightyMol... : (28 February 2021 - 09:39 AM)

The US election? *rimshot*

@  Paladin : (28 February 2021 - 09:19 AM)

WHICH 2016 clown panic?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (28 February 2021 - 07:22 AM)

Didn't that come right after the 2016 clown panic? No way to make clowns not disturbing at the time, surely.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (28 February 2021 - 04:26 AM)

The clown guise is supposed to lure kids in, it's no good if it looks sus in one glance.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (28 February 2021 - 04:15 AM)

The new one tries too hard to be unsettling from the start. Curry's look is just a plain old clown, until he very much is not.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (28 February 2021 - 04:14 AM)

And Curry has a far more disturbing look at times than the newbie.

@  Sabrblade : (28 February 2021 - 02:22 AM)

And the original was a showcase of Tim Curry's delightfulness as an actor. 'Nuff said.

@  unluckiness : (27 February 2021 - 10:19 PM)

first one was a decent horror flick but the second was a mess plotwise and even the scares were worse

@  tigerhawk : (27 February 2021 - 04:57 PM)

Never understood the hype for the IT movies, too many floppy zombie chases, They're not in the least unsettling.

@  Maruten : (25 February 2021 - 06:00 PM)

It's better than the last one!

@  Steevy Maximus : (25 February 2021 - 11:30 AM)

The new Wizards of the Coast logo looks stupid

@  Steevy Maximus : (25 February 2021 - 11:29 AM)

It's really rather shocking watching the Investor Day presentation and seeing how much Hasbro actually owns now.

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 February 2021 - 10:26 AM)

If everyone had COMMON SENSE, then things would maybe go a little better-

@  repowers : (24 February 2021 - 05:33 PM)

If everyone would just have the exact same opinions as me then we wouldn't have this problem

@  Kalidor : (24 February 2021 - 01:49 PM)

It just depends on what it is. It is preferable to take it to P&R though. But sometimes current news as it's happening is less restrictive.

@  fourteenwings : (24 February 2021 - 12:18 AM)

Huh, good point (x3)

@  ▲ndrusi : (23 February 2021 - 11:46 AM)

Yeah. 1. People treat it like Twitter. 2. There's no "take it to P&R" since there's no P&R for the Shoutbox. 3. There's similarly no way to avoid either subjects or people in the Shoutbox since there's no division and it doesn't respect the ignore function, so people end up engaging when they normally wouldn't.

@  fourteenwings : (23 February 2021 - 10:56 AM)

Is there something about the Shoutbox that just means we get politics taking over the thing at least once a week?

@  wonko the sane? : (23 February 2021 - 08:26 AM)

At least your government is willing to talk about the collapsing medicare system. In quebec, their ignoring it in favour of talking about language again! Oh, and unconstitutionally denying access to eduction.

@  Shockwave 75 : (23 February 2021 - 07:52 AM)

At least here in my home province of Ontario we have a conservative gov't who doesn't want to cuz $$$$, but the argument is that they'll end up paying in medical care anyways for those sick people so why not?

@  Shockwave 75 : (23 February 2021 - 07:51 AM)

We have paid sick leave here in Canada too, but it's not very much and not everyone has it. So we're trying to get the gov't to extend it, and give it to everyone.

@  Nevermore : (23 February 2021 - 02:23 AM)

The only reason people still go to work despite being sick is because they feel emotionally obliged to serve their employer.

@  Nevermore : (23 February 2021 - 02:20 AM)

Some people abuse the system by somehow getting sick with a different plague every five weeks.

@  Nevermore : (23 February 2021 - 02:20 AM)

Those six weeks are out of the employer's pocket by legal mandate. If you're still sick after those six weeks, the health insurance company takes over the payment.

@  Nevermore : (23 February 2021 - 02:19 AM)

That's the good thing in Germany - we have legally mandated paid sick days. Six weeks (!) for a single cause (consecutive or recurring, as long as it's the same cause; reinfections long after the fact don't count), Everytime the employee gets sick with a new cause, another six weeks start.

@  tigerhawk : (22 February 2021 - 04:48 PM)

That's how my family got sick, my brothers a teacher, he has a class for expelled students, they gave full attendance these past few lockdowns out of sheer boredom, they can turn in sick and break isolation and he nor the other staff, who also got sick, couldn't do anything about it.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 February 2021 - 03:03 PM)

Yeah, pretty sure the only reason people don't stay home when they're sick is that the vast majority of society lives paycheque to paycheque, and they can't afford even one missed day of work.

@  -LittleAutob... : (22 February 2021 - 11:27 AM)

That's unfortunate... I know masks can be annoying, but I think not being able to breath comfortably for a while is better than actually having the virus and not being able to breath at all. bUt Oh, pEoPLe dOn'T bELiVe ThE dAmN vIrUs Is rEaL

@  wonko the sane? : (22 February 2021 - 08:28 AM)

Hahahaha! Oh, you're serious. Yeah, no one is going to do that. Far too many are in positions where they simply cannot afford the time off, and most of the rest are the kind who won't wear the mask in a global pandemic, never mind when they alone have the sniffles.

@  Shockwave 75 : (22 February 2021 - 08:20 AM)

I just hope a take-away from this will be for people to stay home when they're sick, and if they have to go out, wear a mask so as not to spread their illness.

@  TM2-Megatron : (21 February 2021 - 08:25 PM)

I think it's mostly the masking that's kept the flu season down so much, and that's unlikely to be kept up for that long. I'm sure there'll be some people who keep wearing masks for years after this, but I suspect a larger number are anticipating people able to toss them once vaccinations are complete.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 February 2021 - 05:27 PM)

Same in canada. Doctors report it to be basically non-existant. I kinda hope they keep some stuff up after everyone is vaccinated. Like hand sanitizer at store entrances, and actually cleaning the shopping carts.

@  tigerhawk : (21 February 2021 - 05:17 PM)

On the plus side cold and flu cases are down 80% this winter thanks to lockdowns, or at least that's the case in the UK.

@  Hg Dragon : (21 February 2021 - 04:37 PM)

This is quite possibly the most miserable i have ever felt.

@  Hg Dragon : (21 February 2021 - 04:37 PM)

i'll be nice and not bypass the cupcake monkey, but COVID can *bleep* itself in the *bleeping* *bleeper* with a *bleeping* cactus.

@  tigerhawk : (21 February 2021 - 02:39 AM)

He only appeared the once in the US comics and got one follow up in the UK comic. He never suffered badass decay like Omega Supreme and the combiners.

@  Rycochet : (19 February 2021 - 05:15 PM)

Trypticon's debut issues in the marvel comic were the absolute best 'To sell a toy' comics of the book.

@  tigerhawk : (19 February 2021 - 03:04 AM)

Then the audience goes "This was a stealth Transformers film wannit!"

@  tigerhawk : (19 February 2021 - 03:03 AM)

Godzilla vs Trypticon, co written by Christina Hobson and Max Borenstein.

@  Bass X0 : (19 February 2021 - 01:36 AM)

I now want G1 Grimlock to transform into Mecha Godzilla.

@  Steevy Maximus : (17 February 2021 - 04:23 PM)

I preferred Rush when Midway made it.

@  Bass X0 : (17 February 2021 - 03:13 PM)

The best Rush comes from Canada.

@  ▲ndrusi : (17 February 2021 - 02:54 PM)

In *other* wonderful and fantastic news, guess whose Kingdom Cheetor and Paleotrex FINALLY arrived today?


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#1 mx-01 archon

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 03:01 AM




For those of you out there who enjoy Monty Oum's slick, over-the-top anime-esque wire-fu choreography spectaculars, 2013's looking to be a real treat for the senses.

Seems to be aiming for a more dramatic/artistic feel than Rooster Teeth's Red vs. Blue web series. They're promising some story to go along with this, so it might not be just another Monty Oum self-indulgent fight-fest (as fun as those are).

Great sense of style to this trailer. The "superflat" artstyle, with the characters almost in silhouette, is gorgeous, and helps cover the roughness of the CG models (hey, not everyone can afford a Pixar-level supercomputer). Of course physics just flies out the window as Monty is wont to, but the girl does have a better sense of "weight" behind her movements than in some of his earlier works. The little lullaby-type melody they put together for this teaser is beautiful and haunting. Girl can sure hit some notes.



...and now I really want an action figure of "Red", complete with transforming scythe-rifle.


[edit]D'oh, wrong section

Edited by mx-01 archon, 08 November 2012 - 03:06 AM.


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Posted 08 November 2012 - 05:47 AM

I like it! Stylish and slick, although for a second i thought the girl was vincent valentine.

This will hopefully be good. And guns that transform into melee weapons awesome!

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 06:24 AM

Very cool video. The scythe action reminded me of Ninja Gaiden.

Moving to General.

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 09:20 AM

Nice and the concept behind the scythe-rifle is actually pretty solid. If you break physics for it to work that is. Be interested to see where they go with this now that RvB animated isn't gonna go on.

Ironbite-more's the pity with that.

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 11:15 AM

I've been watching that trailer over and over again since late Monday night. That song is stuck in my head now, and you're right, it is rather haunting. (and I like it!) Ruby's (Monty named her in the Drunk Tank Podcast yesterday) character design is fantastic! Loving the Scythe Rifle so very much and I cant wait to see what the other three ladies look like and who they are!

R - Ruby = Little Red Ridding Hood
W - ??? = Snow White?
B - ??? = Beauty and the Beast or Sleeping Beauty?
Y - ??? = Goldilocks?

Theory going around is that they are all based on the Brothers Grimm Fairy-tales. Cant wait to see just what Monty comes up with.

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 12:50 PM

I'm planning on watching it. Should be fun.

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#7 mx-01 archon

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 07:12 PM

QUOTE(Ironbite @ Nov 8 2012, 06:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Nice and the concept behind the scythe-rifle is actually pretty solid. If you break physics for it to work that is.


Obviously Ruby is Dante's daughter, for her to take those improbable shots, and for the massive recoil on that rifle to not tear her arms off every time she fires it unbraced (love how in the opening barrage she actually plants the pointy end in the ground as a makeshift monopod).

Not that it's likely that a .50cal generates that much recoil in the first place, and bullet jumping is purely within the realm of fantasy.

But that's what suspension of disbelief is for icon-waspy.gif.


The important part is that the concept makes you believe that it works, on which I think this is Monty's best work to date in that regard. In a lot of his previous videos (especially Dead Fantasy), the power levels of the characters would fluctuate wildly so that the characters could show off, but then be presented on fairly even grounds so that they all get their turns. There was little consistency with how strong an attack or power could be at any given moment, as long as it aided in extending the action.

Here, though, as I mentioned earlier, Ruby seems to move with a more grounded sense of "weight", and the mechanics of her weapon seem to work on a fairly consistent basis. As a result, there's a very visceral sense of "rhythm" to her movements, which really clicks, giving you a mechanical setting that while not realistic, is "believable" within its own confines. I certainly hope that feeling continues through to the full series, because it ups the already incredible fight choreography that Monty is known for to a whole other level. And if the series' writing is good enough to sell you on the characters, then all the better.

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 07:44 PM

I've enjoyed Monty's previous works, and seeing how much he's improved in this trailer alone is pretty incredible. The setting, the aesthetics, the fluidity, the music... just amazing.

QUOTE(mx-01 archon @ Nov 8 2012, 12:01 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
...and now I really want an action figure of "Red", complete with transforming scythe-rifle.

Let's hope this becomes popular enough that Max Factory decides to extend an offer, then. icon-fire.gif

#9 mx-01 archon

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 07:49 PM

QUOTE(Demovere Xeno @ Nov 8 2012, 04:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(mx-01 archon @ Nov 8 2012, 12:01 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
...and now I really want an action figure of "Red", complete with transforming scythe-rifle.

Let's hope this becomes popular enough that Max Factory decides to extend an offer, then. icon-fire.gif


One can only hope. They're the company that gave the world Figma Billy Herrington, after all.

Not to mention the massive merchandising campaign that followed Black Rock Shooter's creation. Somebody just needs to post these vids to NicoNico...

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 10:00 PM

they had me at

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 10:06 AM

QUOTE(Destron D-69 @ Nov 9 2012, 12:30 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
they had me at

Pump action shotgun scythe



Ditto.

I await trailers for the other 3 girls.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 10:49 AM

QUOTE(Destron D-69 @ Nov 8 2012, 10:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
they had me at

Pump action shotgun scythe


Shotgun Scythe that fires 50 cal rounds! Can't wait to see the other 3 girls, and to find out who they are and what they're capable of.

#13 mx-01 archon

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 01:32 PM

Isn't it bolt action, rather than pump action?

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 02:01 PM

QUOTE(mx-01 archon @ Nov 9 2012, 01:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Isn't it bolt action, rather than pump action?


I think so, yeah. It has the handle thing on the side that she pulls back and turns upward before turning it back down and in again.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 02:11 PM

It occurs to me that if they're planning on getting all these characters together for a cohesive storyline, rather than just a bunch of solo vignettes, realistically Ruby here'd be a horrible teammate to have in close-quarters friendly-fire scenarios. Or even if she has to fight in populated areas.

Whenever she uses that recoil trick to boost her cutting power, there's a bullet coming out the end of that thing that's gonna ruin someone's day. Having to closely measure the angle of her scythe sweeps seems incredibly burdensome.


Of course, being a Monty Oum production, it's just another excuse for more improbable combat gymnastics, and it'll look glorious.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 03:00 PM

OMG! I was thinking about that last night! Like, you know how in just about EVERY group fight, they have that moment when they're back to back? How would that work with her weapon? I mean, sure she could turn it back into a Rifle/Shotgun and just shoot the enemy, but that's not nearly as flashy as the Scythe. (and we all know Monty LOVES his flashy, over the top fight scenes)

It'll be fun to see how Monty handle that. Plus like you said, a populated area would be problematic and collateral damage would be almost unavoidable.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 04:24 PM

QUOTE(Airachnid @ Nov 9 2012, 02:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(mx-01 archon @ Nov 9 2012, 01:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Isn't it bolt action, rather than pump action?


I think so, yeah. It has the handle thing on the side that she pulls back and turns upward before turning it back down and in again.

The spent cartridges also appear to be some variety of high-powered rifle ammunition, not shotgun shells. (Shotgun shells aren't bottlenecked, for starts.)

I confess to being kinda mystified by the bolt action mechanism. It's a weird detail, and one I find kind of jarring. A pump seems like it would be more sensible (by virtue of being easier to use), and an autoloader would be infinitely more practical on this completely preposterous, totally made-up origami weapon.

Otherwise, it looks interesting, in an empty-headed, eye-candy sort of way. Rather like a lot of anime, honestly.
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, over.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 05:21 PM

QUOTE(Canthros @ Nov 9 2012, 01:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I confess to being kinda mystified by the bolt action mechanism. It's a weird detail, and one I find kind of jarring. A pump seems like it would be more sensible (by virtue of being easier to use), and an autoloader would be infinitely more practical on this completely preposterous, totally made-up origami weapon.


*ahem*

It could also turn out that this is set in some sort-of Steampunk fantasy world where automatic weapons don't exist yet, for all we know.

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Otherwise, it looks interesting, in an empty-headed, eye-candy sort of way. Rather like a lot of anime, honestly.


I'd rather not make that sort of judgement call without seeing any hint of the story they've got planned around this thing.

Also, we've gotta do something about your choices in anime icon-waspy.gif.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 05:32 PM

Watching the trailer again, I got the impression that the second clip contains significantly more powerful rounds compared to the first clip. The blasts she fires after switching become larger and are black instead of white, the force behind said blasts is increased, and the clip itself is marked with a symbol while the first isn't.

Or I may be overanalyzing the Crazy Over-The-Top Fight Scene Trailer. icon-fire.gif

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 07:29 PM

QUOTE(Demovere Xeno @ Nov 9 2012, 02:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Or I may be overanalyzing the Crazy Over-The-Top Fight Scene Trailer. icon-fire.gif


Join the club. Can't stop analyzing cause I can't stop watching it.

It's also kinda refreshing that Monty's toned down his usual fanservice angle, at least for this segment (given that the focal character is explicitly a younger girl. Who's to say what happens with the interpretation of "the fairest of them all", Snow White, or the other two?). Not to say that Ruby doesn't have her own brand of sexiness, but it's in the form of a demure, understated coquettishness laced with a confident professionalism, rather than skimpy outfits and the outright flirtatiousness of his previous videos. It goes a long way in presenting this project as something beyond his casual "exploitation" pieces, something more artistically "legitimate".



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