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@  wonko the sane? : (23 February 2020 - 09:38 PM)

I tan nicely! But also have a family history of cancer... so... yeah, pasty for me it is.

@  Otaku : (23 February 2020 - 04:22 PM)

I really do begin to get sunburned after about 5 minutes of direct exposure, nowadays.  Side effect of already being pasty then going on a particular medication.  Yay?

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 February 2020 - 01:36 PM)

It makes me burn. Accursed daystar.

@  Maximus Ambus : (23 February 2020 - 01:33 PM)

Sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy....

@  Vexwing : (22 February 2020 - 03:26 AM)

I watched L.I.L.Y.Cat on there a while back, it was surprisingly good.

@  Steevy Maximus : (21 February 2020 - 08:47 PM)

@Dekafox, no DTP, but they DO have LILY Cat ;)

@  CORVUS : (21 February 2020 - 08:46 PM)

For me, it's "chocolate therapy".

@  wonko the sane? : (21 February 2020 - 08:32 PM)

Tonight dough owns my soul.

@  CORVUS : (21 February 2020 - 07:28 PM)

Stupid, delicious Ben & Jerry's.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (21 February 2020 - 06:42 PM)

Ahh. I remember watching Bubblegum Crisis 2020 or whatever.

@  Dekafox : (21 February 2020 - 06:25 PM)

Next you'll say they have Dominion Tank Police and L.I.L.Y.Cat

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 February 2020 - 06:06 PM)

Bubblegum Crisis, going by several shouts down.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (21 February 2020 - 05:38 PM)

BGC?

@  Bass X0 : (21 February 2020 - 02:33 PM)

Enjoy the fudgy icing of this Hostess Cup Cake!

@  Telly : (21 February 2020 - 02:31 PM)

harlock is on tubi as well. not dubbed though :(

@  Rhinox42 : (21 February 2020 - 01:19 PM)

Blugh, the english dub of BGC is atrocious.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 February 2020 - 07:02 AM)

I might need to update my software, or they face regional limitations, cause I found no evidence of either.

@  Steevy Maximus : (20 February 2020 - 10:31 PM)

DUDE! Starcom and COPS are on Tubi too!

@  Steevy Maximus : (20 February 2020 - 09:29 PM)

Spiffy! The english dub of Bubblegum Crisis on Tubi. It's gotten so hard to find these oldies on modern streaming services.

@  Nevermore : (20 February 2020 - 08:44 PM)

And now I know and now I know and now I know that you can hear me, know that you can hear me, know that you can hear me.

@  Nevermore : (20 February 2020 - 08:31 PM)

Oh, oh, people can you hear me? People can you hear me? People can you hear me?

@  Echowarrior : (20 February 2020 - 06:39 PM)

Let me go-o-o-o!

@  Telly : (20 February 2020 - 05:41 PM)

Galileo Galileo!

@  PlutoniumBoss : (20 February 2020 - 05:36 PM)

Very very fright-ning me!

@  Sabrblade : (20 February 2020 - 04:02 PM)

*thunder and lightning*

@  ▲ndrusi : (20 February 2020 - 03:46 PM)

Ah, ah, ah!

@  PlutoniumBoss : (20 February 2020 - 03:33 PM)

Already did. It didn't take long.

@  Dekafox : (19 February 2020 - 06:14 PM)

Count Zero?

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 February 2020 - 03:53 PM)

Oh boy, here we go.

@  ▲ndrusi : (19 February 2020 - 02:34 PM)

Or do Japan's cultural values vary depending on exactly who you're trying to shut down?

@  ▲ndrusi : (19 February 2020 - 02:33 PM)

Could it be that, perhaps, these different cultural values might lead to a different approach seeming appropriate?

@  ▲ndrusi : (19 February 2020 - 02:32 PM)

Hm. Back when we were arguing about the Legends comic, I seem to recall being repeatedly told that Japan had different cultural values than the US (and therefore anyone who had a problem with anything at all was wrong to voice that opinion ever).

@  fourteenwings : (19 February 2020 - 07:23 AM)

Plus, as much as I hate to admit it, every single anime character is built to suit the audience's tastes so they buy more merch/do other things that allow $$$ to flow in the production committees direction, so the authenticity is certainly not for representation's sake.

@  fourteenwings : (19 February 2020 - 07:18 AM)

Both those anime air at midnight and are aimed at a very specific audience in a whole other media landscape. Major projects have press releases about almost everything, and there are groups just waiting to pat anybody on the back for doing what they want (GLAAD, HRC, etc)

@  B-Fox : (19 February 2020 - 03:16 AM)

It's funny that a friggin' anime about zombie idols and an anime about a school of anthropomorphic animals can have really positive trans characters WITHOUT a press release about their inclusion in the series prior to the episodes airing or having the creators announcing it on social media and patting themselves on the back for doing a thing.

@  TriBlurr : (18 February 2020 - 10:26 PM)

Vegan meat needs bacon

@  Paladin : (18 February 2020 - 08:43 PM)

vegan meat must taste delicious. they're grass-fed and regularly exercised....

@  wonko the sane? : (18 February 2020 - 06:57 PM)

Vegans are better than kids if you don't talk to them. They'll keep the lawn trimmed anyway.

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 February 2020 - 06:02 PM)

Do you want vegans? Because that's how you get vegans.

@  CORVUS : (18 February 2020 - 04:33 PM)

Hook up your sprinkler system to a canister of healthy organic carrot-juice. The kids won't be able to get off your lawn fast enough.

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 February 2020 - 03:59 PM)

Just use the hose.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 February 2020 - 03:52 PM)

Ask bing. It'll be a FAR more effective answer.

@  TrnsfrmGod : (18 February 2020 - 03:26 PM)

Google, how do I get those durned kids off my lawn?

@  TrnsfrmGod : (18 February 2020 - 03:26 PM)

Please ignore.  Old man here apparently doesn't know the difference between the "Search" field and the "Shoutbox" field.

 

Also doesn't know how to delete from the shoutbox

@  wonko the sane? : (18 February 2020 - 07:33 AM)

Huhn. Penny arcade was right, the division 2 is literally 3 dollars...

@  Steevy Maximus : (17 February 2020 - 11:05 PM)

Oh, Wicked Cool Toys got the Halo toy license. This is a big year for Jazwares

@  Steevy Maximus : (17 February 2020 - 07:02 PM)

iTunes/Apple TV has the complete Cowboy Bebop series for just $5!

@  fourteenwings : (17 February 2020 - 12:41 AM)

The Samsung Galaxy B-TOOM!

@  Paladin : (16 February 2020 - 07:20 PM)

business is booming.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 February 2020 - 06:49 PM)

SAmsung has you covered. Exploding phones.


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#1 Cheetimus Primal

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 08:32 AM

http://www.comicbook...s/news/?a=78697

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It sounds as if Josh Trank will be reuniting with Chronicle's Michael B. Jordan for The Fantastic Four as the African American actor who received acclaim for his role in that movie is said to be in talks to play Johnny Storm/The Human Torch. Read on for details!
Josh Wilding - 5/2/2013

According to The Wrap, Michael B. Jordan (Chronicle, House, Red Tails) is in talks to play the Human Torch in Josh Trank's upcoming reboot of the franchise, The Fantastic Four. While 20th Century Fox has declined to comment on this news, "numerous individuals" close to the production have reportedly told the site that the actor has had multiple meetings with the studio and has a good relationship with the director after their work together on Chronicle. His chances now depend on whether or not he has chemistry with the other young actors who are in contention for the movie. Of course, this sheds doubt on the recent reports that Alison Williams has been courted to play The Invisible Woman as it wouldn't make an awful lot of sense if she and Jordan played brother and sister! Regardless, Jordan is a fantastic actor, although it's possible that this decision may cause controversy among the small group of fans who reacted negatively to Idris Elba being cast as Heimdall in Thor or Laurence Fishburne as Perry White in Man of Steel! Interestingly, the site also adds that the film has not yet been given the green light...


So um... no. I'm against this. There are times where changing the race doesn't mean anything. And there are times where it's just effing weird. This is weird and I feel like Fox may be going in a direction that is not needed. Seriously, I expect Ben Grimm to be gay now so they can be more "diverse".

#2 NightViper

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 08:34 AM

And Sue gonna be white? Yeah, weird.

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 08:35 AM

Agreed. I had no issues with Michael Clarke Duncan playing the Kingpin in Daredevil, but this? It seems like pandering.
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#4 Cheetimus Primal

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 08:36 AM

Although if Reed is a super smart Asian, Sue is a sultry Brazilian, Johnny is a smart alec black kid and Ben is the outcast that was already an outcast due to being gay it may be the greatest train wreck ever made.

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 08:43 AM

Agreed! It would make Roger Corman's unaired FF flick look viable by way of comparison

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 08:48 AM

QUOTE(CORVUS @ May 2 2013, 09:43 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Agreed! It would make Roger Corman's unaired FF flick look viable by way of comparison


That movie was already leagues better than the last FF movie. CRAWLING DOOM HAND!

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 08:49 AM

QUOTE(Cheetimus Primal @ May 2 2013, 09:36 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Although if Reed is a super smart Asian, Sue is a sultry Brazilian, Johnny is a smart alec black kid and Ben is the outcast that was already an outcast due to being gay it may be the greatest train wreck ever made.


I would SO watch that for the sheer awfulness. Heck, maybe "Sue" will be a black man too! Then they can get their quota for race and sexual orientation all in one!

"You're such a Mary Sue!" "Just...call me Sue. And man, I feel a storm in my ass." "Then you shall be Sue Storm in the Ass!" "Just call me...Sue Storm."

Best origin ever.


Heck, maybe they'll ALL be gay and this will just be a huge gay porn with Thing not only being a double entendre of a name, but also making lots of ROCK HARD jokes the entire time.

This is getting good.

Edited by Robowang, 02 May 2013 - 08:53 AM.


#8 CORVUS

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 08:53 AM

Okay folks, we all want to hear your ideas for how the new FF film could be monumentally screwed up to the point of hilarity. And go! icon-fire.gif

Edited by CORVUS, 02 May 2013 - 08:53 AM.

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#9 Rust

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 09:18 AM

QUOTE(CORVUS @ May 2 2013, 08:35 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Agreed. I had no issues with Michael Clarke Duncan playing the Kingpin in Daredevil, but this? It seems like pandering.


Heck, even before Daredevil came out, I remember numerous lists and casting calls desiring Michael Clarke Duncan in Fisk's role because...well just look at the man!


As for Johnny being black and Sue being white...I could work. There is such a thing as adoption/half-siblings. But yeah, this smacks of change for change's sake.

QUOTE(CORVUS @ May 2 2013, 08:53 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Okay folks, we all want to hear your ideas for how the new FF film could be monumentally screwed up to the point of hilarity. And go! icon-fire.gif


Victor Von Doom harbors secret love for Reed Richards, but was poisoned because growing up, Reed got Doom interested in science, much to the dismay of Doom's mother - who was an accomplished sorceress. Unable to present her dark masters with a suitable host body (As Doom rejected all things magical), she is killed by same dark masters and Doom blames Richards for her death and vows to use "The Science Richards worships" to bring him to his knees.

Edited by Rust, 02 May 2013 - 09:21 AM.


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Posted 02 May 2013 - 09:33 AM

QUOTE(NightViper @ May 2 2013, 09:34 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
And Sue gonna be white? Yeah, weird.

Yeah, my first thought, too.
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Posted 02 May 2013 - 09:36 AM

QUOTE(NightViper @ May 2 2013, 09:34 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
And Sue gonna be white? Yeah, weird.



Why would that be weird though? Adoption. It's a thing. Step-siblings. Also a thing. Mixed couples where one child resembles the race of one parent and another child looks more like the other. Also also a thing.

Edited by Kil, 02 May 2013 - 09:39 AM.


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Posted 02 May 2013 - 09:36 AM

He's a great actor. I'd let Michael B. Jordan play anything.
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#13 CORVUS

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 09:38 AM

QUOTE(Rust @ May 2 2013, 10:18 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Victor Von Doom harbors secret love for Reed Richards, but was poisoned because growing up, Reed got Doom interested in science, much to the dismay of Doom's mother - who was an accomplished sorceress. Unable to present her dark masters with a suitable host body (As Doom rejected all things magical), she is killed by same dark masters and Doom blames Richards for her death and vows to use "The Science Richards worships" to bring him to his knees.

Okay, nicely train-wrecked!

Anyone else want a crack at it? icon-fire.gif
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Posted 02 May 2013 - 09:53 AM

If this meant they could cast Zoe Saldana as Sue...I'm game. icon-silverbolt.gif

Of course, I'd rather they just not change things like this.

Edited by Onyx Minor, 02 May 2013 - 09:53 AM.


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Posted 02 May 2013 - 01:26 PM

I seriously hate it when they do thing to the main characters like this. I didn't mind Kingpin because Michael Clarke Duncan just made the role like he was meant for it. Sure Cocky hotshot isn't a racial thing but when we are talking a team of characters who have been Caucasian for their 50 year history in the books gets changed due to needing diversity just hug off already. I was cool with having Alicia in the last two films being black and all and I could almost give you Ben only due to him not changing the dynamic look of the team after his transformation.

Sometimes it works. Nick Fury looks much more awesome done by Samuel Jackson and as above MCD as Kingpin just worked. But for me the Human Torch has always screamed pretty white boy hotshot. Can we kickstart a movement to pay Fox to give the rights back to Marvel and the Mouse?

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#16 CORVUS

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 02:02 PM

Totally agreed, Daith.

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 02:26 PM

QUOTE(Daith @ May 2 2013, 02:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I seriously hate it when they do thing to the main characters like this.


How often does this happen for you to hate it? An iconic superhero character changed from being a white guy? In which movie has this previously occurred? Clark Kent, Bruce Wayne, Peter Parker, Wolverine, Cyclops, Professor X, the Punisher, they all stayed white on the big screen. The Green Lantern movie could have just as easily used John Stewart, but went with Hal Jordan. Seriously, I can't think of any example of this happening with a main character in this type of movie. Just supporting characters, which you said you were okay with.

Edit: Tony Stark, Bruce Banner, Thor, Captain America... Hmmm, it's almost as if the most iconic superheroes in American comics just are white for some strange reason....

Edited by Kil, 02 May 2013 - 02:42 PM.


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Posted 02 May 2013 - 02:31 PM

It strikes me as a little weird, but I'm not invested enough in any fandom anymore to have much of an opinion on the whole thing.

I can only hope it doesn't blow up into another screaming match about race in superhero fiction. (Ha. As if it wouldn't.)
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Posted 02 May 2013 - 02:34 PM

There is absolutely nothing wrong with either of the previous two FF movies. I love them both. All they need to do is get Reed, Sue, and Ben to return, tweak the Thing effects to look better, and cast a new Johnny.

Seriously. We don't need a damn reboot.

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 02:34 PM

I don't know the actor..if he fits the part, I'm good with it.