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@  Benbot : (11 December 2019 - 09:34 PM)

What's your favorite cheese? I'm not sure, but it's hard to beat muenster.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 December 2019 - 05:10 PM)

Man I wish IDW could do a season 2.5 with a few writers like Michael Charles Hill or Donald F Glut or Paul Davids involved.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 December 2019 - 04:33 PM)

They were looking for Skids, but the animators forgot he existed again.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 December 2019 - 02:58 PM)

He regrouped with Omega Supreme, the Dinobots, Skyfire and the Protectobots.

@  Benbot : (11 December 2019 - 08:20 AM)

Did he get infected with the rest of the Autobots or did he smartly remain off-planet?

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 December 2019 - 05:38 AM)

He really just went to the beach for a couple of days, then called it in. Who's gonna follow up on it?

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 December 2019 - 05:05 AM)

Anyone really believe Cosmos searched far enough for more ingredient for Corrostop?

@  Nevermore : (11 December 2019 - 03:48 AM)

Oh, we are pretty good at "forgetting" about that. Insisting on sending people home on their overtime, THEN suddenly rushing to do the "backlog" stuff when it's really overdue.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 December 2019 - 05:43 PM)

I've yet to find an organization which didn't have a backlog of "stuff" that needs to be done, but isn't important enough to put on the schedule proper.

@  TM2-Megatron : (10 December 2019 - 05:01 PM)

I'm sure most good/bad (depending on your POV) bosses would be able to find something for the worker to do, in most cases, even if it's spending 8 hours pretending to push a broom around

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (10 December 2019 - 04:39 PM)

Still better than American jobs. x.x;

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 December 2019 - 11:10 AM)

I'm pretty sure you've already mentioned this before. Especially that last one.

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2019 - 11:05 AM)

That can be fun if you're strong-willed enough. "Hey, you want to go home? Overtime reduction, there's nothing to do..." - "Nah, not today. I want to work."

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2019 - 11:04 AM)

This applies to the field of work as well. Meaning, your boss orders you to show up for a full shift, you show up on time and are absolutely willing to work, and then your boss realizes he has no work for you, your boss has to pay you for a full shift even if you don't work at all.

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2019 - 11:03 AM)

Fun fact: German law has a concept named "default in acceptance", which postulates that if there is a "service for payment" contract, the party that should provide the service correctly offers their due service, and the party that should pay fails to accept the service within due time, the second party still has to pay the first party even if there was no service delivered.

@  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.


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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".
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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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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.

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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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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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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.