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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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#41 Rust

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 09:36 PM

I'll reserve judgement until we get more information on them.

Scarlet Witch would be a much better character if her powers were given any kind of definition. Instead of being able to fire blasts of energy and the like, if she is a mutant with power over "probability"...just make her incredibly lucky. She can influence card games, dice rolls, heck even "hex" someone by mentioning the likelihood of something happening to them. "I want you dead!" translates into a Heart Attack anywhere from a minute to 75 years down the line. "Slip and Fall Down" on a recently wet surface being infinitely more likely to happen.

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 09:41 PM

QUOTE(Rust @ May 1 2013, 08:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'll reserve judgement until we get more information on them.

Scarlet Witch would be a much better character if her powers were given any kind of definition. Instead of being able to fire blasts of energy and the like, if she is a mutant with power over "probability"...just make her incredibly lucky. She can influence card games, dice rolls, heck even "hex" someone by mentioning the likelihood of something happening to them. "I want you dead!" translates into a Heart Attack anywhere from a minute to 75 years down the line. "Slip and Fall Down" on a recently wet surface being infinitely more likely to happen.


They're doing a Dr. Strange movie, right? Seems the perfect place to start to define her powers as being Magic, or indistinguishable from it.

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 09:57 PM

Once again I wonder why they don't go with Ms. Marvel. I'm not even a huge fan of the character; I just think she'd be pretty easy to add to the cast.
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Posted 01 May 2013 - 10:18 PM

QUOTE(Cheetimus Primal @ May 1 2013, 05:45 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Well... jive...

http://www.comicbook...e/news/?a=78662

I HATE the Scarlet Witch! I hate her. I hate the way her powers are so ill defined that they are pretty much whatever the current writer defines them as. I hate her for marrying a robot. I hate her for having psychic kids with a robot. I hate her for being the marvel U's Deus Ex Machina to EVERYTHING. I hate her for hugging her brother in the Ultimate Universe. I hate Loeb for spelling that out in his jivey run on the book when it was previously only eluded to and easily ignored.


Tony Stark once died, got replaced by a teenage version of himself, and then was brought back to life and merged with this teenage version.

Tony Stark was also once taken over by Ultron, who shapeshifted Tony's body into a naked, metal version of the Wasp.

They tend to tone down the really ridiculous stuff when they port things over to the movies. I imagine they'll give her a more defined powerset and they'll definitely not bring over the incest stuff from the Ultimate universe.

QUOTE(Suspsy @ May 1 2013, 06:57 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Once again I wonder why they don't go with Ms. Marvel. I'm not even a huge fan of the character; I just think she'd be pretty easy to add to the cast.


In theory, depending on how true they want to make Ms. Marvel's backstory in line with the comics, it requires an explanation of the alien race of the Kree and of Captain Marvel.

Scarlet Witch, especially if she's just a regular Witch now since she can't be a mutant, just IS.

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 10:24 PM

QUOTE(Undead Scottsman @ May 1 2013, 09:18 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Suspsy @ May 1 2013, 06:57 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Once again I wonder why they don't go with Ms. Marvel. I'm not even a huge fan of the character; I just think she'd be pretty easy to add to the cast.


In theory, depending on how true they want to make Ms. Marvel's backstory in line with the comics, it requires an explanation of the alien race of the Kree and of Captain Marvel.

Scarlet Witch, especially if she's just a regular Witch now since she can't be a mutant, just IS.


Yeah, Miss Marvel is an Avengers 3 type character; since round two and three are getting more Space based with GOTG and a apparently Planet Hulk movie planned.

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#46 Cheetimus Primal

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 10:27 PM

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Tony Stark once died, got replaced by a teenage version of himself, and then was brought back to life and merged with this teenage version.

Tony Stark was also once taken over by Ultron, who shapeshifted Tony's body into a naked, metal version of the Wasp.

They tend to tone down the really ridiculous stuff when they port things over to the movies. I imagine they'll give her a more defined powerset and they'll definitely not bring over the incest stuff from the Ultimate universe.

I fully expect her to be a hell of a lot more normal in the film and nothing like the mess in the comics. I'm not stupid enough to think all that crap will be translated to the screen as is. Seriously, that's just dumb. I just effing hate the character for everything she is and I feel no need to see her in a film series I love.

If I end up liking her it'll be because they make her into something entirely different... kinda like why I liked Ryan Reynold's Hal Jordan.
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Posted 02 May 2013 - 02:22 AM

X-Men Evolution Wanda was really good.
Woooo!

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 04:37 AM

I like Wanda fine for who she was when I got into comics in the late 80s. I'm not super thrilled with everything Bendis did to/with her in the modern era.

If I boiled down her essence to its basics at her beginning for the film I get: Odd quiet/sheltered shy girl "overprotected" by both her father and twin brother her whole life but with a strength inside she hasn't had to discover yet. She has the ability to cause highly improbable and unpredictable events to occur; either miraculously good or catastrophically evil. Other than some innate control over whether the hexes are good or bad the power is totally out of her control and shows hints of being terrifyingly powerful.


-ZacWilliam, also it bears repeating that The Vision was NEVER a robot. He was an artificial being, a synthoid whose body systems were designed to exactly duplicate organic systems and who was a fully emotional, sentient human being, basically with the mind and feelings (but not memories) of Simon Williams. It's not like she married a toaster. The predjudice the two got was fairly well handeled in the comics at the time iirc.

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 02:15 PM

I don't get the Vision hate in this thread:
Wasn't everyone giddy that he might be the "return" of Agent Coulson at one point? Plus, coming from the animation side of things, I have to say a GREAT setup for a future film would be to have Tony create Vision and/or Ultron as part of his "retirement" to help fight guys like Thanos (akin to how things developed in the Avengers cartoon.

Which sets up Ultron as a potential villain in Avengers 3.

#50 Cheetimus Primal

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 02:17 PM

I've only seen one person hating on the Vision...
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Posted 02 May 2013 - 02:47 PM

QUOTE(ZacWilliam1 @ May 2 2013, 02:37 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It's not like she married a toaster.


It's a shame John Byrne thought differently. It took ages for the Vision to recover from what Byrne did to him, and it could be argued there's still some damage left over from that awfulness.

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 10:28 PM

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It's not like she married a toaster.


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That's it. I demand Scarlet Witch be played by Grace Park and The Vision played by Tahmoh Penikett. I will accept no substitutes.

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 10:36 PM

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QUOTE(ZacWilliam1 @ May 2 2013, 04:37 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It's not like she married a toaster.


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That's it. I demand Scarlet Witch be played by Grace Park and The Vision played by Tahmoh Penikett. I will accept no substitutes.

Vision is already Clark Gregg and I will brook no argument on that.

But Grace Park as Wanda? I can actually see that.

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 10:38 PM

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Vision is already Clark Gregg and I will brook no argument on that.


Hrm...if he were any other man, I would reject him where he stood. As is? Very well. The point is conceded.

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 11:31 PM

QUOTE(Fangwing @ May 2 2013, 07:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Rust @ May 2 2013, 10:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(ZacWilliam1 @ May 2 2013, 04:37 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It's not like she married a toaster.


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That's it. I demand Scarlet Witch be played by Grace Park and The Vision played by Tahmoh Penikett. I will accept no substitutes.

Vision is already Clark Gregg and I will brook no argument on that.

But Grace Park as Wanda? I can actually see that.


Err.. you have heard the news, right?
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Coulson is the starring character. As in Agent Coulson.

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 11:32 PM

QUOTE(Undead Scottsman @ May 2 2013, 11:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Fangwing @ May 2 2013, 07:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Rust @ May 2 2013, 10:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(ZacWilliam1 @ May 2 2013, 04:37 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It's not like she married a toaster.


...

That's it. I demand Scarlet Witch be played by Grace Park and The Vision played by Tahmoh Penikett. I will accept no substitutes.

Vision is already Clark Gregg and I will brook no argument on that.

But Grace Park as Wanda? I can actually see that.


Err.. you have heard the news, right?
HIGHLIGHT to view:
About the SHIELD tv show?HIGHLIGHT to view:
Coulson is the starring character. As in Agent Coulson.


HIGHLIGHT to view:
I am aware of this. And there's nothing saying Coulson won't be the Vision, especially considering Gregg's tweeted several Vision-themed teases over the past few months.

#57 Cheetimus Primal

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 05:25 PM

Looks like trouble ahead...

http://www.deadline....tiations-fight/
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Posted 07 May 2013 - 05:48 PM

I'm sorry. I'm sure this is a source of major contention for the actors and studios (Being paid in regards to their worth so other studios don't short change them in the future), but I can't help but think that even with the "pittance" payout of $200,000...I could pay off every single one of my debts and still have a huge chunk of that money leftover.

#Richpeoplesproblems


As for Avengers 2...Avengers in general was lightning in a bottle. I still remember remarking to friends after seeing the first one: "There's no way the sequel is going to be half this good."

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 06:15 PM

IIRC, all of those actors aside from Downey are under multi-picture deals. Hemsworth and Evans have 6 picture deals, Ruffalo has a 5 picture deal, Sam Jackson is in the middle of his 9 picture deal.

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 06:23 AM

Wow, they've been really planning ahead with the movieverse.