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@  Evac : (26 March 2017 - 03:42 PM)

Another great 90's animated film is, of course, The Iron Giant.

@  RichardT1977 : (26 March 2017 - 03:25 PM)

Another thing I liked about The Prince of Egypt was that it explained (without even having to say it outright) why Moses was chosen to deliver the Israelites from Egypt. Someone who had been raised among the slaves would have had too much bitterness and would want to go in throwing the wrath of God on all the Egyptians (or at least the royal family) until they all burned alive. But Moses had been raised as a member of the royal family, so he still thought of them as family. He wanted to reach a peaceful solution if at all possible.

@  Evac : (26 March 2017 - 03:04 PM)

"I know! I'll turn him into a flea. A harmless little flea, and then I'll put that flea in a box, and then put that box inside of another box, and when it arrives - AHAHAHA! I'LL SMASH IT WITH A HAMMAH! It's brilliant, brilliant, BRILLIANT, I tell you! Genius, I say!"

@  Evac : (26 March 2017 - 03:03 PM)

Hell, The Emperor's New Groove is easily the funniest animated film ever. Disney managed to do what Dreamworks tried to do, and they did it right.

@  Evac : (26 March 2017 - 03:02 PM)

None of their "funny" movies are anywhere near as funny as Aladdin or The Emperor's New Groove.

@  Evac : (26 March 2017 - 03:02 PM)

Its a pity Dreamworks devolved into a company that churned out "funny" films filled with pop culture references.

@  RichardT1977 : (26 March 2017 - 03:00 PM)

(also at the end of that scene, the camera pans up from the Egyptian skyline to the night sky and the most prominent constellation is Orion. Which the Egyptians associated with Osiris)

@  RichardT1977 : (26 March 2017 - 02:59 PM)

Yeah I give them full credit for treating the Last Plague with all the solemness it deserves.

@  Evac : (26 March 2017 - 02:59 PM)

It freed the Israelites, but Moses sure hated seeing what it did to his brother and all the normal non-slave owning people who didn't do anything wrong to the Israelites.

@  Evac : (26 March 2017 - 02:58 PM)

And it actually portrays God murdering children as a tragic thing, something most other adaptations disturbingly don't do.

@  RichardT1977 : (26 March 2017 - 02:57 PM)

So that what He told Moses becomes, "I'll lay the smackdown on Egypt, but I should warn you it's only gonna make Rameses dig in his heels more until I have no choice but to break him fully."

@  RichardT1977 : (26 March 2017 - 02:56 PM)

It also describes the "hardening of the Pharoah's heart" as his natural reaction to the plagues rather than an intentional mental override by God.

@  Evac : (26 March 2017 - 02:54 PM)

Hell, it actually portrays the Plagues as something that's bad and treats most of the Egyptian people as not deserving that shit. "All the innocent who suffer from your stubbornness and pride" and all that.

@  Evac : (26 March 2017 - 02:53 PM)

I'm a Christian, but Prince of Egypt is one of the few religious movies I'll willingly watch, because it's actually good instead of being self-rightous preachy nonsense, batshit crazy propaganda or schmaltzy trash. It also has a great soundtrack with music that I actually put up there with some of Disney's best stuff.

@  Evac : (26 March 2017 - 02:45 PM)

Dreamworks's best movies will always be the Dragons movies and The Prince of Egypt.

@  TM2-Megatron : (26 March 2017 - 02:40 PM)

Usually I'm willing to give animated films a go, but I have to agree this looked pretty terrible and I had no desire to see it

@  Patchouli Kn... : (26 March 2017 - 02:40 PM)

So it's the new "Bee Movie?"

@  Evac : (26 March 2017 - 02:16 PM)

Calling it now: it'll be a meme in ten years.

@  Paladin : (26 March 2017 - 02:07 PM)

every single person who said "yes" to BOSS BABY should be smacked. repeatedly. with adamantium.

@  MEDdMI : (26 March 2017 - 06:02 AM)

Yeah, I don't sync my Twitter since it's irrelevant to a TF forum and sometimes NSFW.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 March 2017 - 06:00 AM)

Ah, okay. I... don't know if that's a good idea or not. I post a lot of cats.

@  MEDdMI : (26 March 2017 - 05:50 AM)

I believe it will auto post anything you put on Twitter/Facebook to the Status section on the main forum page?

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 March 2017 - 05:41 AM)

And I totally miss Krispy Kreme. I mean, they're still around here, but nowhere I don't have to go well out of my way for any more. =(

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 March 2017 - 05:40 AM)

"i think you can sync profiles from both to this site." Not clear on what that means.

@  MEDdMI : (26 March 2017 - 05:04 AM)

:D I'm glad I have people and sheep who are willing to eat doughnuts for me.

@  Bass X0 : (26 March 2017 - 04:48 AM)

YOU'RE ALREADY CRAZY, MR. "I AM SHRAPNEL, DECEPTICON HERO"!!

@  Waspinator : (26 March 2017 - 04:45 AM)

DON'T MIND IF I DO

@  WorkbenchManiac : (26 March 2017 - 04:07 AM)

Go crazy?

@  Waspinator : (26 March 2017 - 03:31 AM)

No TV and no beer make Homer something something

@  TheMightyMol... : (26 March 2017 - 02:18 AM)

If you don't eat your meat, you can't have any pudding.

@  Foffy the Sheep : (26 March 2017 - 01:27 AM)

Then again, I'd hate to fill up on Krispy Kremes right before dinner. What if I just bite his face off instead?

@  Foffy the Sheep : (26 March 2017 - 12:49 AM)

Yup.

@  OrionPax44 : (26 March 2017 - 12:48 AM)

MED has a fool proof protection plan. Foffy and I will eat all the Krispy Kreme donuts that stand in here way. Right Foffy?

@  Telly : (26 March 2017 - 12:08 AM)

*throws a krispy kreme* bite that! :p

@  Foffy the Sheep : (25 March 2017 - 11:59 PM)

Anyone who was going to try use MED's weaknessses against her would have to go through me first. And I'm warning you, I bite.

@  Telly : (25 March 2017 - 11:17 PM)

we now know meddmis weakness *rubs hands together sinisterly*

@  MEDdMI : (25 March 2017 - 04:44 PM)

My friends and I sold them in college for fundraising. We often had boxes of them sitting around. I can still smell them. I won't be touching them again unless I'm forced to.

@  OrionPax44 : (25 March 2017 - 02:37 PM)

I love love love the hot Krispy Kreme donuts. They opened one in my area and for the first few weeks there was a line out the door of people waiting for hot donuts.

@  wonko the sane? : (25 March 2017 - 02:33 PM)

OFF WITH HIS HEAD! Whoa... okay, that was a total over reaction. What I meant to say was... OFF WITH HIS HEAD!!!

@  D Immortalis : (25 March 2017 - 12:52 PM)

honestly i'm not much of fan of Krispy Kreme.

@  Hg Dragon : (25 March 2017 - 12:11 PM)

Who DOESN'T want Krispy Kreme?!?!

@  Noideaforaname : (25 March 2017 - 11:12 AM)

Diabetes? Pftt. I'm a survivor!

@  wonko the sane? : (25 March 2017 - 11:04 AM)

But diabetes tastes so goooodddd....

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 March 2017 - 09:06 AM)

Nah, I can do without diabetes.

@  Bass X0 : (25 March 2017 - 08:37 AM)

So... who wants Krispy Kreme donuts?

@  Paladin : (25 March 2017 - 06:50 AM)

i think you can sync profiles from both to this site.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (25 March 2017 - 05:04 AM)

So I'm looking around at my settings at the moment, and I'm noticing "Manage Facebook" and "Manage Twitter," but I have to log in with those to see anything. What do those offer?

@  Robowang : (24 March 2017 - 04:38 PM)

Thanks.

@  Jalaguy : (24 March 2017 - 03:38 PM)

A gun was definitely jumped, we'll make sure it doesn't happen again. Big apology to everyone who wanted to stay spoiler-free.

@  ▲ndrusi : (24 March 2017 - 03:08 PM)

Oh hey the news post in question turned up on my Tumblr dash, too. Thanks for that. Thanks a lot.


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#41 Shadewing

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 01:05 PM

QUOTE(Total Biscuit @ May 29 2013, 11:57 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Well apparently Catwoman got her brains blown out in JLA, so some dude can get Batmans attention.

Since her ongoing doesn't seem to be cancelled, she'll presumable get over it though.


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Posted 29 May 2013 - 02:55 PM

http://hasdcdonesome...tupidtoday.com/

It's worth mentioning that "done something stupid" is as decided by a blog who DC won't allow interviews with due to negative coverage so there's a certain level of bias there. (of course as item 1 of DC doing something stupid was letting people know they were blacklisting the blog due to negative coverage..."

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 03:07 PM

My primary complaint is that there isn't an archive of stupid things done beyond the current choice and the previous one. It would be nice to be able to read through all of the dumbassness at once.

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 03:09 PM

QUOTE(Wheelimus @ May 29 2013, 04:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My primary complaint is that there isn't an archive of stupid things done beyond the current choice and the previous one. It would be nice to be able to read through all of the dumbassness at once.

Agreed.

You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


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Posted 29 May 2013 - 03:11 PM

QUOTE(Wheelimus @ May 29 2013, 01:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My primary complaint is that there isn't an archive of stupid things done beyond the current choice and the previous one. It would be nice to be able to read through all of the dumbassness at once.

Exactly!

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 05:46 PM

So "Let's make Bruce Wayne's Life a Parody of Peter Parker's" is a DC editorial mandate now? Because dang.

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 09:47 AM

Reset twice yetsturday.

http://www.theouthou...-for-jla-4.html

http://www.theouthou...del-myopic.html

edit: looks like the obscenity filter mangles the first url. just replace "jive" with you know.

Edited by Scavgraphics, 30 May 2013 - 09:48 AM.


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Posted 30 May 2013 - 08:52 PM

Wow.


That second one. Wow.

You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 09:03 PM

QUOTE(Detour @ May 30 2013, 08:52 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Wow.
That second one. Wow.

That baffles me the most as it basically goes AGAINST so many "things":
comic sales are generally down, so you go against a segment which offer CONSISTENT sales. Probably in favor of annual relaunches and "big events" which give you a couple months of a sales spike before the insulting mediocre content drives away any new readers you might have gotten (and were largely responsible for driving many away from said comics to begin with).

So, WHY is Dan DiDio still in charge at DC?

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 09:23 PM

This...this is nonsense.

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 10:19 PM

I'm glad I don't really care about DC, because from an outsider's perspective all this is hilarious. 7 days is really the longest they can go? What is going on there?

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 10:22 PM

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I'm glad I don't really care about DC, because from an outsider's perspective all this is hilarious. 7 days is really the longest they can go? What is going on there?

Basically, much-hyped reboot, raise in sales due to media attention, sales decline because, let's face it, it was just a marketing gimmick, desperation to keep sales up and Warner execs happy.
Plus, general incompetence because Dan DiDio and Jim Lee are running the show.

You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


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Posted 31 May 2013 - 08:34 AM

I love how DC went all drastic reboot, dropping years of continuity for a bump in readership that didn't last very long.

Meanwhile, Marvel just did a rebranding while keeping prior continuity and they also got a huge bump, and seem to be maintaining it.

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 08:46 AM

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I love how DC went all drastic reboot, dropping years of continuity for a bump in readership that didn't last very long.

Meanwhile, Marvel just did a rebranding while keeping prior continuity and they also got a huge bump, and seem to be maintaining it.


Well part of that is that Marvel actually planned their marketing bump, while DC had things decided at the last minutes cuasing many sudden changes without planning things out.

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 10:03 AM

DC's constant reboots make it difficult for me to care about its universe any more. Especially when they keep hitting the reset button every couple of years it seems like.

I ask in all seriousness: What makes Modern DC and its slew of revamps and reboots any different from the Silver Age when authors and creators didn't even bother to adhere to any sort of continuity or backstory?

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 10:16 AM

Their costumes have panel lining all over them and they've ditched the visible underwear. They also have 90's levels of EXTREEEEEEME!!!!!

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 10:22 AM

QUOTE(Rust @ May 31 2013, 10:03 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
DC's constant reboots make it difficult for me to care about its universe any more. Especially when they keep hitting the reset button every couple of years it seems like.

I ask in all seriousness: What makes Modern DC and its slew of revamps and reboots any different from the Silver Age when authors and creators didn't even bother to adhere to any sort of continuity or backstory?


As far as I can see, the main difference is that modern DC mostly takes itself painfully seriously, whereas at least the silverage was aware of just how ludicrous it was.

I got tired of it all just after Blackest Night/Brightest Day, and I'm so glad I dropped it then rather than having to go through everything I used to care about ceasing to exist.

Honestly, I've been looking through it the last few days, and only about 1 in 8 of the the characters I gave a toss about even exist anymore, and most of the ones that still do barely resemble the characters I was reading about just a few years ago.

I always prefered DC to Marvel, because its universe was a bit more lighthearted and self aware, and it generally featured, to my mind, a more believable world, filled with a better extend cast of obscure characters that had all the growth and depth the 'big 3' could never hope for.

These days, with DC off its bloody nut, and Marvel shifting slowly to being a bit more like the MCU in its sensibilities, I really just hope DC folds and Marvel can buy out some of its better, less well known characters.
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Posted 31 May 2013 - 10:26 AM

DC will never fold, it's too protected within the Warner hierarchy.

You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 10:38 AM

QUOTE(Total Biscuit @ May 31 2013, 09:22 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Rust @ May 31 2013, 10:03 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
DC's constant reboots make it difficult for me to care about its universe any more. Especially when they keep hitting the reset button every couple of years it seems like.

I ask in all seriousness: What makes Modern DC and its slew of revamps and reboots any different from the Silver Age when authors and creators didn't even bother to adhere to any sort of continuity or backstory?


As far as I can see, the main difference is that modern DC mostly takes itself painfully seriously, whereas at least the silverage was aware of just how ludicrous it was.

I got tired of it all just after Blackest Night/Brightest Day, and I'm so glad I dropped it then rather than having to go through everything I used to care about ceasing to exist.

Honestly, I've been looking through it the last few days, and only about 1 in 8 of the the characters I gave a toss about even exist anymore, and most of the ones that still do barely resemble the characters I was reading about just a few years ago.

I always prefered DC to Marvel, because its universe was a bit more lighthearted and self aware, and it generally featured, to my mind, a more believable world, filled with a better extend cast of obscure characters that had all the growth and depth the 'big 3' could never hope for.

These days, with DC off its bloody nut, and Marvel shifting slowly to being a bit more like the MCU in its sensibilities, I really just hope DC folds and Marvel can buy out some of its better, less well known characters.


Basically in more recent years, DC and Marvel have traded roles. DC used to be generally more lighthearted and happier, while Marvel tended to be darker and more serious. Now DC is pretty much all dark and serious while Marvel has become much more lighthearted and self aware.

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 10:38 AM

QUOTE(Detour @ May 31 2013, 10:26 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
DC will never fold, it's too protected within the Warner hierarchy.


I'd heard kind of the opposite, and that this whole Nu52 bollocks was WB mandated to try and boost sales, with the threat of them canning the comics publishing arm if it didnt get its jive together and start making Marvel numbers.
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