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@  Nevermore : (18 December 2017 - 02:43 PM)

Blaming capitalism will soon be a felony.

@  Cyoti : (18 December 2017 - 02:01 PM)

I just blame Bain Capital.

@  Shrug : (18 December 2017 - 01:28 PM)

The most immediately annoying aspect of TRU's financial situation is that every single time a grown man experiences a minor inconvenience that he would experience at any retailer in the country, he makes a post online about how obvious it would be to completely pay off their debt by stocking a single toyline slightly differently.

@  Bass X0 : (18 December 2017 - 12:58 PM)

Overhearing a conversation... what do you have to do in life to earn the nickname "Pineapple"?

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 December 2017 - 10:11 AM)

"Have you tried lighting the darkest hour, sir?"

@  unluckiness : (18 December 2017 - 08:07 AM)

"The toy's been trying to kill me and the toaster's been laughing at me."

@  wonko the sane? : (18 December 2017 - 06:05 AM)

"The missile failed... I'll have to finish this personally..."

@  MEDdMI : (17 December 2017 - 10:44 PM)

Next thing you know, you'll wake up with Unicron looming over you, holding a knife.

@  Paladin : (17 December 2017 - 07:51 PM)

i remember the missile gears malfuctioned a lot. damn thing once shot me in the middle of the night.

@  Fenix Twilight : (17 December 2017 - 06:54 PM)

Just transformed Unicron probably for the first time since I got him in 03, fun stuff. Still would like a new version but since they just did another release last year I guess we're stuck with that mold.

@  Shrug : (17 December 2017 - 06:16 PM)

Yeah, I think that might work on the red one, if I can find a neon enough yellow

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 December 2017 - 06:10 PM)

How about neon yellow/green? Like on Krok?

@  Shrug : (17 December 2017 - 05:45 PM)

I'm dealing with a black/grey robot and a red/black robot.

@  Shrug : (17 December 2017 - 05:44 PM)

I'm thinking of making some figures "G2" with minor paint additions: a little panel lining, probably. What colors in small amounts make you think G2?

@  Nevermore : (17 December 2017 - 05:41 PM)

Don't worry, it was grammatically correct, it just wasn't "fluent". :)

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 December 2017 - 03:29 PM)

Scheiße.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 December 2017 - 03:22 PM)

Damn. I initially thought of writing "Herzliche Glückwünsche", but I thought that didn't fit because we don't know each other in real life. But I forgot to check for quantity after dropping "Herzliche".

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 December 2017 - 03:14 PM)

It'll be nice when they finally perfect universal translation algorithms

@  Nevermore : (17 December 2017 - 02:43 PM)

In German, you only pluralize "Glückwunsch" when it's several people congratulating someone. As in, "I received everyone's congratulations."

@  Nevermore : (17 December 2017 - 02:42 PM)

That's actually a hypercorrect literal translation that immediately reveals you as a non-native speaker.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 December 2017 - 01:04 PM)

Glückwünsche!

@  ILoveDinobot : (17 December 2017 - 12:34 PM)

Grats Nevermore.

@  Shrug : (17 December 2017 - 12:13 PM)

That's awesome, congrats!

@  WorkbenchManiac : (17 December 2017 - 11:14 AM)

Congratulations!

@  Nevermore : (17 December 2017 - 11:11 AM)

And top top it all off, my employer will offer a one-off bonus for moving to permanent late shift, and another annual bonus if I stay on permanent late shift for an entire year.

@  Nevermore : (17 December 2017 - 11:10 AM)

That's basically my personal dream shift.

@  Nevermore : (17 December 2017 - 11:09 AM)

No more getting up early. Also, every work week will be from Monday to Friday, with the weekends off.

@  Nevermore : (17 December 2017 - 11:09 AM)

Next year I will have the option for permanent late shift.

@  Nevermore : (17 December 2017 - 11:09 AM)

Soon I'll be free!

@  RichardT1977 : (17 December 2017 - 07:59 AM)

Did I miss something, or did the whole movie pass without

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@  TM2-Megatron : (17 December 2017 - 02:18 AM)

TBH, the use of the word "boudoir" seemed a bit more out of place to me than the humour... has a non-English Terran language ever been established as existing in Star Wars before?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 December 2017 - 01:28 AM)

It's not like it's a big deal anyway. I mean, anything with Aurebesh in it is demonstrably non-canon, because there's no X in Aurebesh so X-Wings wouldn't be called X-Wings, right?

@  unitremover : (16 December 2017 - 11:48 PM)

That said, I do think it is really weird that

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@  unitremover : (16 December 2017 - 11:47 PM)

Yeah, TLJ felt a lot more mindful about when it broke out the quips/jokes than I think the Marvel movie comparison implies

@  2017 : (16 December 2017 - 09:35 PM)

I'm fine with the humour because the rest of the universe feels legit, and it's not ten quips a minute like those bloody Marvel movies.

@  Waspinator : (16 December 2017 - 09:22 PM)

It's mostly

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@  Waspinator : (16 December 2017 - 09:21 PM)

Do spoiler tags work here?

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@  TM2-Megatron : (16 December 2017 - 08:13 PM)

Less than 3 hours to go, now

@  TM2-Megatron : (16 December 2017 - 08:11 PM)

Also, it can't be worse than those awful "sarcastic" jokes in the beginning of AotC that were meant to establish a camaraderie between Anakin and Obi-Wan where it was clear that none existed.

@  TM2-Megatron : (16 December 2017 - 08:09 PM)

Doesn't sound like something I'll be bothered by; movies have to change at least a little bit with the times

@  Waspinator : (16 December 2017 - 07:59 PM)

Yeah, there was some sarcastic humor that wasn't really present in the classic movies

@  Steevy Maximus : (16 December 2017 - 02:00 PM)

I didn't have a problem with it. But it DOES skew a bit more "modern" in ways the humor of prior films didn't, short maybe Rogue One

@  TM2-Megatron : (16 December 2017 - 01:20 PM)

I'm staying spoiler-free until I see it tonight, but a number of people seem really angry at the humour in the film

@  TM2-Megatron : (16 December 2017 - 01:19 PM)

I've already noticed some backlash against it over on blu-ray.com, but a lot of it seems to stem from anger about the Disney/Fox deal

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 December 2017 - 11:23 AM)

Because internet.

@  Bass X0 : (16 December 2017 - 11:20 AM)

Why are people getting so upset with other people's opinions of a family space movie?

@  wonko the sane? : (16 December 2017 - 10:43 AM)

I have lost my entire morning to a god damn nose bleed...

@  RichardT1977 : (16 December 2017 - 10:21 AM)

Turn around, bright eyes...

@  Pennpenn : (16 December 2017 - 01:18 AM)

Bismillah!

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 December 2017 - 12:30 AM)

DOOT DOO DEDOODOO


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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.

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#48 Detour

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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....

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

 


#49 Steevy Maximus

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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

QUOTE(Fnu Aw @ May 30 2013, 11:19 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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....

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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

QUOTE(Undead Scottsman @ May 31 2013, 07:34 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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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