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@  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.

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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.

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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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Hey Everyone I'm Making The TF Roll Out Short "Gotta Go Fast!"

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That's what I was hoping for. But here I am, at work the following day.

@  wonko the sane? : (26 November 2019 - 12:29 PM)

You say "die in bed" and I'm thinking "why is that a problem?".

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If you don't get out of bed ever your muscles will lock in super-uncomfortable ways and you may get blood clots

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You did nothing, and so rocks fall down and you die.

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But that's not you doing something, that's something being done to you.

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Unless a meteor crashes down on your bed while you're in it.

@  wonko the sane? : (25 November 2019 - 07:08 PM)

I've been trying for the last few hours to find an argument to counter this... and I can't do it.

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The most dangerous thing you can do is get out of bed in the morning. Everything else that happens is a consequence of that one terrible, terrible decision.

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Driving, by itself, is dangerous. Anything done to compromise the concentration of the pilot just makes things worse.

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Actually, I think you could make a reasonable argument for saying driving with glasses is dangerous. That is, more dangerous than driving with contacts or perfect vision. You have poor peripheral vision with glasses.


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Posted 17 February 2013 - 10:22 PM

This thread just makes me angry when the topic should make me very happy.

To think a feathered dinosaur isn't scary is a very infuriating opinion.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 10:44 PM

QUOTE(NICKSTART @ Feb 17 2013, 10:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
This thread just makes me angry when the topic should make me very happy.

To think a feathered dinosaur isn't scary is a very infuriating opinion.

LIZURT NOT BURD!


Frankly the bird angle just makes them scarier. They become real creatures in my mind, not just something that was CGI-doable in 1993.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 10:48 PM

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QUOTE(NICKSTART @ Feb 17 2013, 10:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
This thread just makes me angry when the topic should make me very happy.

To think a feathered dinosaur isn't scary is a very infuriating opinion.

LIZURT NOT BURD!


Frankly the bird angle just makes them scarier. They become real creatures in my mind, not just something that was CGI-doable in 1993.


Yeah, becuase large killer lizards are imaginary. Crocodiles, Alligators, Komodo Dragons, etc all things of fiction. They only become real when you tar and feather them.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 10:48 PM

I honestly just prefer lizards to birds. Not just with dinosaurs. I've never been a huge lover of birds. So learning that the big cool lizards I loved as a kid, were actually more like birds......kind of kills some of my love for them.

Like I said earlier. I accept that is what they looked like. I'm sure I'll get used to it. I'll just miss the big lizards.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 10:50 PM

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 10:52 PM

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QUOTE(NICKSTART @ Feb 17 2013, 10:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
This thread just makes me angry when the topic should make me very happy.

To think a feathered dinosaur isn't scary is a very infuriating opinion.

LIZURT NOT BURD!


Frankly the bird angle just makes them scarier. They become real creatures in my mind, not just something that was CGI-doable in 1993.


Yeah, becuase large killer lizards are imaginary. Crocodiles, Alligators, Komodo Dragons, etc all things of fiction. They only become real when you tar and feather them.


Those are far and away removed from the fiction depicted in Jurassic Park movies

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 10:53 PM

Right. And imagining all those brightly colored and exotic feathers dripping with blood; its hugging wonderful.

I haven't looked at birds the same in a long time, and that's awesome. What's not cool about dinosaurs still being alive and living among us? Nothing.
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Posted 17 February 2013 - 10:56 PM

Dinosaurs being birds gives me a reason to care more about birds! Chickens rule now. I literally eat dinosaur eggs for breakfast.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 10:59 PM

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This thread just makes me angry when the topic should make me very happy.

To think a feathered dinosaur isn't scary is a very infuriating opinion.

LIZURT NOT BURD!


Frankly the bird angle just makes them scarier. They become real creatures in my mind, not just something that was CGI-doable in 1993.


Yeah, becuase large killer lizards are imaginary. Crocodiles, Alligators, Komodo Dragons, etc all things of fiction. They only become real when you tar and feather them.


Those are far and away removed from the fiction depicted in Jurassic Park movies


Which isn't the point he's making, or how he worded it. Giant Killer Lizards aren't real to him unless that are giant killer dodos. He says blunts they become real only becuase they are birds, despite use having large killer reptiles already; so how are Giant Killer Dodos any less something doable in CGI then Giant Killer Lizards.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 11:02 PM

Its mostly the bi-pedal Dinosaurs that have feathers, right?

The quadrapeds are still supposed to be scaley yes?

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 11:04 PM

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This thread just makes me angry when the topic should make me very happy.

To think a feathered dinosaur isn't scary is a very infuriating opinion.

LIZURT NOT BURD!


Frankly the bird angle just makes them scarier. They become real creatures in my mind, not just something that was CGI-doable in 1993.


Yeah, becuase large killer lizards are imaginary. Crocodiles, Alligators, Komodo Dragons, etc all things of fiction. They only become real when you tar and feather them.


Okay, let's assume you're not just ignoring my super-obvious actual point on purpose, and let me answer your post genuinely.

Things that are closer to reality are scarier. The further something is from the truth, less frightening it is. Truth is the most potent damn thing. A Jurassic Park velociraptor has always been amazingly fakey. It's a half-realized creature. It's artificially manufactured and always has been. (And it's nothing like a crocodile, even in its JP form. All the things that made it scary were borrowed from birds.) Bringing it closer to nature, versus science fiction, makes it all that much more potent. I can imagine it existing, making it a less artificial threat.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 11:12 PM

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They become real creatures in my mind, not just something that was CGI-doable in 1993.

so how are Giant Killer Dodos any less something doable in CGI then Giant Killer Lizards.


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Posted 17 February 2013 - 11:13 PM

I counteract that statement with the fact that many birds your average Joe will see are dumb and non-threatening.

Nobody looks at a pigeon and says "hey look, it's a modern dinosaur." They say "don't jive on my car, you stupid filthy bird."
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Posted 17 February 2013 - 11:13 PM

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Dinosaurs being birds gives me a reason to care more about birds! Chickens rule now. I literally eat dinosaur eggs for breakfast.

hug yeah.


This right here. When I first heard about the birds = dinos thing when I was a kid it blew my mind. We had a pet cockatiel and I'd just stare at its little dino feet.
Now every time I cook chicken I feel like I'm getting revenge for my rodenty ancestors.

As for the various artist's impressions of what they actually looked like, I'm not fond of the ones that go overboard with the wattles and bright colors where they don't feel appropriate. I don't like the more vulture-ish interpretations either, even if they make sense for the animal, but that's mostly because I think they're ugly icon-waspy.gif

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 11:17 PM

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I counteract that statement with the fact that many birds your average Joe will see are dumb and non-threatening.

Nobody looks at a pigeon and says "hey look, it's a modern dinosaur." They say "don't jive on my car, you stupid filthy bird."


and why do you think all dinosaurs were walking death machines?

There were some that were tiny. There were some that were basically prehistoric cows. There were some that were the dinosaurian equivalent of pigeons.

There were some that, dare I say it, were actually CUTE.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 11:18 PM

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I counteract that statement with the fact that many birds your average Joe will see are dumb and non-threatening.

Nobody looks at a pigeon and says "hey look, it's a modern dinosaur." They say "don't jive on my car, you stupid filthy bird."


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Posted 17 February 2013 - 11:19 PM

I come from the era where dinosaurs were still dragging their tails and Brontosaurus existed, and I like the idea of feathered dinos. New research even suggests that dinosaurs gave "milk" to their young that way modern birds do.


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Posted 17 February 2013 - 11:20 PM

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QUOTE(EvilEyeSigma @ Feb 17 2013, 11:13 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I counteract that statement with the fact that many birds your average Joe will see are dumb and non-threatening.

Nobody looks at a pigeon and says "hey look, it's a modern dinosaur." They say "don't jive on my car, you stupid filthy bird."


Conversely, EvilEyeSigma is deathly afraid of all salamanders.


Those axolotl things kinda creep the heck out of me.


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Posted 17 February 2013 - 11:20 PM



This is your modern day velociraptor, not a chicken.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 11:23 PM

No, chickens aren't velociraptors, they're Tyrannosaurus Rex.

I think.
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