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@  TheMightyMol... : (24 May 2019 - 03:40 AM)

Phyrexians are the bishie-est.

@  unluckiness : (24 May 2019 - 12:29 AM)

That's why they always wear long sleeved shirts and long pants

@  fourteenwings : (23 May 2019 - 11:36 PM)

Everybody knows the most bishie thing about any bishie is his exposed sinew.

@  MEDdMI : (23 May 2019 - 10:04 PM)

*looks up the humanoid slivers* ...really? People were calling those bishies?

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 May 2019 - 12:45 PM)

Have they made a sliver planeswalker yet?

@  RichardT1977 : (23 May 2019 - 10:29 AM)

"DECOMPOSE!"

@  Paladin : (23 May 2019 - 06:29 AM)

will they next evolve into Inhumanoids?

@  Ashley : (23 May 2019 - 02:42 AM)

the original slivers were spikey monsters. then the evolved into humanoids. now they're back to spikey bug monsters.

@  MEDdMI : (22 May 2019 - 10:42 PM)

Wait. Slivers were bishies???

@  unluckiness : (22 May 2019 - 10:40 PM)

They haven't necessarily looped yet. It's possible they're stuck in "yaoi anatomy"

@  Ashley : (22 May 2019 - 10:35 PM)

I think Slivers in MTG have crossed the bishonen line and looped back around to monstrous

@  wonko the sane? : (22 May 2019 - 09:48 PM)

Maxi, provigo, loblaws.

@  RichardT1977 : (22 May 2019 - 09:42 PM)

Which store brand is it?

@  wonko the sane? : (22 May 2019 - 05:52 PM)

I need to buy more "no name" foods. This pizza is freaking awesome.

@  Bass X0 : (20 May 2019 - 11:16 AM)

SEND THE BOOKS!!

@  Cybersnark : (20 May 2019 - 08:52 AM)

So, now that Game of Thrones is over, when can we get back to The Dragon Prince?

@  unluckiness : (20 May 2019 - 12:19 AM)

Like, half of them nowadays are montages of tweet screencaps from the writer's inbox

@  unluckiness : (20 May 2019 - 12:18 AM)

lol you expected integrity from internet news

@  fourteenwings : (19 May 2019 - 11:33 PM)

I'm mostly confused how news sites went from "Analysing all the amazingness of Game of Thrones" to "Fans sure don't like this season!", like... way to prioritize clicks over a solid editorial opinion

@  fourteenwings : (19 May 2019 - 11:30 PM)

[and there's a recurring setting of a "derelict industrial site"] is this like the Toei Quarry?

@  MEDdMI : (19 May 2019 - 11:17 PM)

@Foffy and then that giant lasagna just tipped over and killed everyone, to be later known as the infamous Bad Monday event.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 May 2019 - 10:59 PM)

Ahahaha!!! Go read the reactions for yourself. To say anything more here risks spoiling the finale for subscribing Allsparkers, the quality of this season notwithstanding.

@  Foffy : (19 May 2019 - 10:59 PM)

pretty wild how heathcliff was in the game of thrones finale, i was not expecting that crossover

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2019 - 10:48 PM)

were they still super pissed?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 May 2019 - 10:48 PM)

Well, as someone who is not into Game of Thrones, it sure was entertaining to open up social media this evening to unexpectedly see headlines about fan reactions to the finale. Lmao.

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:12 PM)

But it's also a SUPER-well known location in my region, so these extensive exterior shots without any post production alterations completely ruin the illusion for me.

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:11 PM)

I mean, I get why they did it: It's an existing location that fits the purpose, it's open for the public, and they had to shoot some scenes in my home state anyway to due a subsidizing deal.

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:09 PM)

Needless to say, it's not in Berlin, and even what's seen onscreen is waaaaay too modern for something that's supposed to exist in 1929 (even moreso as a derelict site in 1929). The structures seen haven't even been built until the 1960s!

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:07 PM)

I'm currently in the process of watching season 2 of Babylon Berlin, and there's a recurring setting of a "derelict industrial site" or whatever it's supposed to be on the show, and I easily recognize it as a place only a few minutes from where I live (it's actually a former ironworks site that's been turned into a public park).

@  Xellos : (19 May 2019 - 05:52 PM)

Ever since I went to Japan last year, I have friend who dread watching anime with me due to that...

@  Xellos : (19 May 2019 - 05:51 PM)

Not hugely, but I am the type to notice places once I have been there and say "Hey, I've been there!"

@  wonko the sane? : (19 May 2019 - 05:50 PM)

Half of new york city (on tape.) is actually montreal.

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2019 - 05:50 PM)

I watched Death Wish 5 last night and clearly recognized Toronto streets; didn't pull me out of Bronson's 1-man war on drugs or fashion or whatever it was that pissed him off that time

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2019 - 05:49 PM)

it's nice to finally be thought of as exotic by somebody! lol

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 05:48 PM)

In an "I cannot possibly make my brain ignore the location I'm familiar with and pretend it's whatever the story claims it is" way?

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 05:42 PM)

Question for those of you living in exotic locations such as the US or the UK: If you watch a movie or a TV show that features a real-life location as a stand-in for someplace else, and you recognize the real-life location due to having been there in person, does that pull you out of the story?

@  Xellos : (19 May 2019 - 05:15 PM)

Maybe you should have installed macOS in your house instead.

@  Noideaforaname : (19 May 2019 - 04:40 PM)

Nothing like coming home after a long day to find a bird in the house. And then once you sit down for a well-earned rest after leading the bird back outside, you find it had a friend. A friend who *really* doesn't understand how windows work...

@  PlutoniumBoss : (19 May 2019 - 01:26 PM)

Bingo. The big polls don't tell people what's actually happening because that doesn't sell.

@  fourteenwings : (19 May 2019 - 10:59 AM)

IIRC there are good polls but data is easily manipulated so they give people what they want to hear

@  wonko the sane? : (19 May 2019 - 10:58 AM)

The only way to get people interested in politics is to make into reality TV. So they lie to do it.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (19 May 2019 - 01:38 AM)

Yeah, polling these days is garbage.

@  Sean Whitmore : (18 May 2019 - 11:53 PM)

Well, he was an honest man. He wasn’t gonna lie to a 5-year-old.

@  Paladin : (18 May 2019 - 08:34 PM)

Grandfather once said to me, "I'm going upstairs and hug your grandma."

@  Sabrblade : (18 May 2019 - 07:08 PM)

Mama always said that you can tell a lot 'bout a person from 'is shoes...

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 May 2019 - 03:54 PM)

Life is like a box of chocolates. Stay out of the sun or melt into a pile of gross slop.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 May 2019 - 10:26 AM)

Greasy, disappointing and still managing to be over priced?

@  Lancer : (18 May 2019 - 10:22 AM)

... Yes, it is!

@  Noideaforaname : (18 May 2019 - 09:48 AM)

Life's a fillet of fish!

@  unluckiness : (18 May 2019 - 08:53 AM)

ow the edge


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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

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*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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Posted 17 February 2013 - 03:09 AM

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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