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@  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.

@  Benbot : (02 December 2019 - 11:48 AM)

have you tried Soylent? It's pretty good! https://soylent.com/

@  Paladin : (02 December 2019 - 10:01 AM)

i prefer free-range human usually. pain in the ass to hunt though...

@  TheMightyMol... : (02 December 2019 - 09:42 AM)

If your human is all bones, you may have purchased a skeleton by accident. Contact your grocer to inquire about exhange policies.

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 December 2019 - 09:31 AM)

Vegans are categorised as human therefore just fall under Soylant, they are usually all bones.

@  wonko the sane? : (01 December 2019 - 04:47 PM)

Cause... that latter one is technically all burgers anyway.

@  wonko the sane? : (01 December 2019 - 04:46 PM)

So... a burger made without meat, or a burger made with the meat taken from a vegan?

@  Maximus Ambus : (01 December 2019 - 04:22 PM)

I had a vegan burger last week, this week I'll give a vegan steak a shot.

@  wonko the sane? : (30 November 2019 - 12:37 PM)

a proper paradox would have broken the board. Nice try though.

@  Maximus Ambus : (30 November 2019 - 01:47 AM)

This shout is empty.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (30 November 2019 - 12:01 AM)

I've got the admit. tubi tv is great. It's got a lot of stuff.. Including Super Sentai.

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 November 2019 - 10:35 PM)

There is frankly no better place to (legally) find schlock on the internet for free than Tubi TV

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 November 2019 - 10:33 PM)

It's got all the graphic violence and gratuitous nudity a late 80s OVA should have.

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 November 2019 - 10:32 PM)

Available for free with ads on Tubi TV.

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 November 2019 - 10:32 PM)

It's "Goku: Midnight Eye". Originally produced in the late 80s, it apparently wasn't dubbed until the late 90s given Steve Blum was the lead.

@  wonko the sane? : (29 November 2019 - 06:38 PM)

The description makes it sound like some high grade, mid 80's shlock. Which, frankly, is my groove.

@  TheMightyMol... : (29 November 2019 - 12:37 PM)

Was wondering how long it would take someone to ask.

@  wonko the sane? : (29 November 2019 - 09:58 AM)

okay, it's been like two days so far: what anime is this, cause I'm dying to know.

@  Steevy Maximus : (27 November 2019 - 09:23 PM)

You know you're in for a good time when an old anime starts with a crime lord uses roller skates in his cybernetic legs to skate down the side of the building, launches to a dock and into a getaway boat.


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#21 (Deactivated) Smitty

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 12:10 AM

QUOTE(Database @ Jan 28 2013, 11:45 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Smitty @ Jan 28 2013, 10:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It's funny how we can be all for secince and progress until it gets in the way of nostalgia.


I'm all for science until it makes things look bad parody out of Mad Magazine. I haven't ever seen any art of feathered dinos that makes the idea look respectable.

*facepalm*

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 01:14 PM

QUOTE(Pennpenn @ Jan 29 2013, 03:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
*It's come to a point where I can't take the non-feathered dinos seriously any more. They look like stretched lizards rather than effective predators.


Compared to the stretched out Chickens they look like now? Yeah, that looks SO much more effective. icon-primal.gif

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 03:01 PM

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Compared to the stretched out Chickens they look like now? Yeah, that looks SO much more effective.

Does it really matter? There's the actual animal, and then there's something that's effectively a mythical creature. And your Velociraptor spielbergensis isn't just outdated, but literally something that Spielberg made up. No one thought of them as man-sized instead of turkey-sized or gave them wide, lizardy skulls until Jurassic Park. (Also amusingly known before the movie: Velociraptor couldn't twist its wrist, making it biologically incapable of opening doors.)

If you're going to be retro, though, go far enough that folks can tell you're doing it on purpose.


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Edited by Copper Bezel, 29 January 2013 - 03:02 PM.

Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 30 January 2013 - 11:11 PM

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Let's not let the discussion range too far off-topic here. You've all done well thus far redirecting, I'd hate to see it drift into discussion about dino-aesthetics vs. Weremole's great art.

Any chance of getting those posts moved into GD - or possibly P&R? = )

On topic, I agree with TriBlurr - I was seeing Bulkhead in Scorponok. Is that intentional? Waspinator as a possibly ADHD kid seems like fun, also. = )

Edited by Copper Bezel, 30 January 2013 - 11:12 PM.

Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 16 February 2013 - 10:47 PM

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Speaking for myself here, I'm just more.....nostalgic for the more reptilian Dinosaur designs. I recognize and accept that current research and discovery points to many species having feathers. I just prefer the the old reptile look for asthetics reasons.


Exactly. While I appreciate the scientific accuracy here, could you imagine Godzilla with feathers?

-SS (*shudder*)

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 11:02 PM



QUOTE(StarSaber @ Feb 16 2013, 10:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Exactly. While I appreciate the scientific accuracy here, could you imagine Godzilla with feathers?


We don't have to!

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The answer is "it would be pretty bad ass."

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 12:49 AM

I just want to point out on behalf of science that the current leading theory is that tyrannosaurs only sported small filamentous feathers as infants, which were shed off as the animals grew to adulthood, and adult t-rexes were as big and scaly as Jurassic Park made them out to be.

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 17 February 2013 - 01:02 AM

QUOTE(Detour @ Feb 17 2013, 12:49 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I just want to point out on behalf of science that the current leading theory is that tyrannosaurs only sported small filamentous feathers as infants, which were shed off as the animals grew to adulthood, and adult t-rexes were as big and scaly as Jurassic Park made them out to be.


I want to point out that recently the remains of an ancestor of Tyrannosaurus was found with feathers. An adult ancestor. And so it's extremely likely that Tyrannosaurus did, too. The only reason to believe he didn't previously was that no large animal like him had been discovered with feathers in adulthood, but now there has.

http://www.wired.com...huali-feathers/

#29 Tyranno

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 02:48 AM

I don't see how feathers = chickens.

You know what else has feathers? Eagles. Hawks. Cassowaries. Terror birds.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 02:59 AM

And seagulls are friggin' jerks.

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we need a predacon seagull.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 06:11 AM

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we need a predacon seagull.


I found a Sea Gull Transformer, not sure on the affiliation. Admittedly, its third party. icon-hotrod.gif

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 02:52 PM

Have at it.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 03:03 PM

anyway in like two weeks one of my comics talks about this and i just want you all to know i wrote it before this thread happened

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 03:16 PM

As far as I'm concerned, Jurassic Park was the pinnacle of Dinosaur Awesomeness, and it's just gone downhill from there.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 03:33 PM

QUOTE(TM2 Dinobot @ Jan 28 2013, 02:12 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>

Eh, I don't find the leathery skin look there all that terrifying either.

QUOTE(StarSaber @ Feb 16 2013, 11:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(TriBlurr @ Jan 28 2013, 01:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Speaking for myself here, I'm just more.....nostalgic for the more reptilian Dinosaur designs. I recognize and accept that current research and discovery points to many species having feathers. I just prefer the the old reptile look for asthetics reasons.


Exactly. While I appreciate the scientific accuracy here, could you imagine Godzilla with feathers?

-SS (*shudder*)


a) Godzilla is not an actual animal

b) I'm pretty sure the original movie (by that I mean the original original. I'm not really sure about the version starring Raymond Burr) called him an aquatic reptile.

edit: This article here mentions that Prof Yamane in the movie theorized him to be some hybrid of land and sea reptile that lived in ocean trenches. Not really a theropod dinosaur.

edit again: The Heisei films did have a Godzilla that started out as a dinosaur (Godzillasaurus), but that was a fictional species/genus.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 05:56 PM

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This makes me think of chickens for some reason.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 06:10 PM

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QUOTE(Walky @ Feb 16 2013, 11:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>

This makes me think of chickens for some reason.


It makes me think of the Cuckoos from Zelda, seeing them flap in panic when you pick them up and carry them over your head. Surely that is the epitome of terrifying...

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 06:35 PM

Although I'll miss the old scaly dinosaur look, having feathers does mean that they were most likely much more colorful than we previously thought.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 08:24 PM

I rather like the feathers on carnosaurs. The same with quills on a Triceratops.



Bird feet are weird and terrifying.
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