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@  Paladin : (14 July 2020 - 06:18 AM)

the correct answwer to "who shot first" will always be "Harrison Ford if he ever hears that hugging question again."

@  Maximus Ambus : (14 July 2020 - 12:25 AM)

Han shot first. Plain and simple.

@  -LittleAutob... : (13 July 2020 - 06:21 PM)

\(-_-)

@  Bass X0 : (13 July 2020 - 05:26 PM)

"Here's a little---whatever. A little thing. A disclosure. An insight. Revisionism---I've always been fascinated by it. By the idea of a writer going back and altering things. Make no mistake: an edit is a profoundly aggressive act. As Froid once said, we grieve for the murdered word. If you want to get the measure of an author, don't look at what they've left on the page.... look at what they've taken away." -- Rung (MTMTE #28)

@  Verno : (11 July 2020 - 11:20 PM)

2021: :idea :rolleyes :p :D

@  -LittleAutob... : (11 July 2020 - 06:20 PM)

Perfection. :thumbsup

@  Patch : (11 July 2020 - 06:17 PM)

My plans:  :hmm  2020:  :)

@  -LittleAutob... : (11 July 2020 - 06:02 PM)

Our plans for 2020 were as amazing as Optimus Prime. But then 2020 came like Hot Rod.

@  -LittleAutob... : (11 July 2020 - 05:50 PM)

Indeed....

@  Bass X0 : (11 July 2020 - 05:40 PM)

"He who dies with the most toys wins."

@  Rycochet : (11 July 2020 - 01:11 PM)

Hey you, get moving, it's not too far, you're looking good so come as you are. Hey you, you never know what you'll see, when it's through that door with the 73.

@  Rycochet : (11 July 2020 - 01:10 PM)

Hey you, get ready, get on your feet. Get into gear and hit the street.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 July 2020 - 12:46 PM)

I recall number 73 (old british show) discussing the Transformers movie and had the presenters trying to transform a few figures, one argued his deflated beach ball was a Transformer too.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (11 July 2020 - 08:03 AM)

And he's a big ball, but he's not the biggest ball of them all. (That'll be Pulse Unicron.)

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 July 2020 - 07:37 AM)

Trypticon so scared my Primus figure he turned into a ball.

@  ▲ndrusi : (09 July 2020 - 09:56 PM)

King Nine, however, will not return.

@  Bass X0 : (09 July 2020 - 05:05 PM)

Bass_X0 will return after these messages ^^^

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 July 2020 - 03:37 PM)

WHATAMIFIGHTINGFOOOOOOOOARRGH

@  -LittleAutob... : (09 July 2020 - 02:06 PM)

Okay?

@  Otaku : (09 July 2020 - 07:47 AM)

@TheMightyMollusk Ah, but the series itself has pronounced "Bass" both ways. ;)  Oh, 90s English Capcom video game voice acting...

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 July 2020 - 03:14 AM)

Looking at my Titan Returns collection I can see they realised they didn't have to paint the Titan Masters after wave one, lazy bums.

@  Maruten : (08 July 2020 - 09:13 PM)

No, I'm going with "fish".

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 July 2020 - 04:19 PM)

He stated that it's in reference to the Mega Man character, so it follows the series' tradition of music names.

@  Cybersnark : (08 July 2020 - 03:59 PM)

The real question is if it's "bass" as in music or "bass" as in the fish.

@  Otaku : (08 July 2020 - 01:27 PM)

Well, at least now I know how to pronounce @Bass X0 's screen name. ^^'  Rather, I think I'd just forgotten.  In my defense, it really does look like an emoticon or maybe just "decoration", which is what a lot of folks add to their screen names online.  Usually because someone has the name they really want. XD

@  ▲ndrusi : (08 July 2020 - 01:27 PM)

Extremely unimpressed with your idea that someone making a negative observation you don't like means they "got triggered."

@  NotVeryKnightly : (08 July 2020 - 11:16 AM)

You know somebody asked "And this would be in relation to... what exactly?"

@  Bass X0 : (08 July 2020 - 11:15 AM)

Its because someone got triggered over my random musings instead of just ignoring them. If I read one of your comments that is of no relevance or interest to me, I don't feel the need to say so.

@  -LittleAutob... : (08 July 2020 - 10:56 AM)

All this over someone's username lol

@  ▲ndrusi : (08 July 2020 - 08:34 AM)

Bazro.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (08 July 2020 - 06:34 AM)

It could be Bass 10-0

@  Nevermore : (08 July 2020 - 06:11 AM)

How do you pronounce yourself? "Bass Ex-O" or "Bass Ex-Zero"?

@  Bass X0 : (08 July 2020 - 03:23 AM)

I did almost go with Vile Bass X0, because Vile is cool too.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (07 July 2020 - 08:34 PM)

Bossk Saw

@  ▲ndrusi : (07 July 2020 - 04:16 PM)

Bass XD

@  Bass X0 : (07 July 2020 - 03:43 PM)

And its not Bass XO, its Bass X0, as in Bass, X and Zero from the Mega Man series.

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 July 2020 - 02:33 PM)

@Trpodeca :( :(

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 July 2020 - 02:32 PM)

Thats what a gray rock is? Then I'm not one.

@  Trpodeca : (07 July 2020 - 02:12 PM)

Man I just learnt about what seemed like a really cool show, only to realize it was a dream and it dosen't really exist.

@  Bass X0 : (07 July 2020 - 01:02 PM)

Just something I read that I wanted to share. I heard "gray rock" mentioned in a video, so I looked it up and that was the definition.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 July 2020 - 12:20 PM)

It's a fancy way of saying "Ignore annoying people".

@  NotVeryKnightly : (07 July 2020 - 12:15 PM)

Bass XO has a habit of pasting random drivel here as if doing so were profound.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 July 2020 - 11:30 AM)

And this would be in relation to... what exactly?

@  Bass X0 : (07 July 2020 - 11:25 AM)

"One strategy for dealing with a narcissist or sociopath is to act like a "gray rock," meaning that you become uninteresting and unresponsive. You don't feed their needs for drama or attention. You don't show emotion, say anything interesting, or disclose any personal information"

@  Nevermore : (06 July 2020 - 07:23 PM)

Oh wow. Studio Series Offroad Bumblebee is awesome. His articulation is amazing.

@  -LittleAutob... : (06 July 2020 - 11:18 AM)

Oof-

@  Maximus Ambus : (05 July 2020 - 01:10 AM)

I got Studio Series 39 Cogman yesterday and woke up to find he'd decapitated my titans returns figures.

@  wonko the sane? : (04 July 2020 - 10:19 PM)

If I had a sarcasm powered mouth.. ooohh waaaiiittt...

@  -LittleAutob... : (04 July 2020 - 05:01 PM)

Heh

@  Bass X0 : (04 July 2020 - 02:56 PM)

"If I had sarcasm-powered legs, I'd do a happy dance...!"


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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.

#3 CORVUS

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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.

#5 CORVUS

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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.