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@  MEDdMI : (22 May 2019 - 10:42 PM)

Wait. Slivers were bishies???

@  unluckiness : (22 May 2019 - 10:40 PM)

Not necessarily. It's possible they're stuck in "yaoi anatomy"

@  Ashley : (22 May 2019 - 10:35 PM)

I think Slivers in MTG have crossed the bishonen line and looped back around to monstrous

@  wonko the sane? : (22 May 2019 - 09:48 PM)

Maxi, provigo, loblaws.

@  RichardT1977 : (22 May 2019 - 09:42 PM)

Which store brand is it?

@  wonko the sane? : (22 May 2019 - 05:52 PM)

I need to buy more "no name" foods. This pizza is freaking awesome.

@  Bass X0 : (20 May 2019 - 11:16 AM)

SEND THE BOOKS!!

@  Cybersnark : (20 May 2019 - 08:52 AM)

So, now that Game of Thrones is over, when can we get back to The Dragon Prince?

@  unluckiness : (20 May 2019 - 12:19 AM)

Like, half of them nowadays are montages of tweet screencaps from the writer's inbox

@  unluckiness : (20 May 2019 - 12:18 AM)

lol you expected integrity from internet news

@  fourteenwings : (19 May 2019 - 11:33 PM)

I'm mostly confused how news sites went from "Analysing all the amazingness of Game of Thrones" to "Fans sure don't like this season!", like... way to prioritize clicks over a solid editorial opinion

@  fourteenwings : (19 May 2019 - 11:30 PM)

[and there's a recurring setting of a "derelict industrial site"] is this like the Toei Quarry?

@  MEDdMI : (19 May 2019 - 11:17 PM)

@Foffy and then that giant lasagna just tipped over and killed everyone, to be later known as the infamous Bad Monday event.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 May 2019 - 10:59 PM)

Ahahaha!!! Go read the reactions for yourself. To say anything more here risks spoiling the finale for subscribing Allsparkers, the quality of this season notwithstanding.

@  Foffy : (19 May 2019 - 10:59 PM)

pretty wild how heathcliff was in the game of thrones finale, i was not expecting that crossover

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2019 - 10:48 PM)

were they still super pissed?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 May 2019 - 10:48 PM)

Well, as someone who is not into Game of Thrones, it sure was entertaining to open up social media this evening to unexpectedly see headlines about fan reactions to the finale. Lmao.

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:12 PM)

But it's also a SUPER-well known location in my region, so these extensive exterior shots without any post production alterations completely ruin the illusion for me.

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:11 PM)

I mean, I get why they did it: It's an existing location that fits the purpose, it's open for the public, and they had to shoot some scenes in my home state anyway to due a subsidizing deal.

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:09 PM)

Needless to say, it's not in Berlin, and even what's seen onscreen is waaaaay too modern for something that's supposed to exist in 1929 (even moreso as a derelict site in 1929). The structures seen haven't even been built until the 1960s!

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:07 PM)

I'm currently in the process of watching season 2 of Babylon Berlin, and there's a recurring setting of a "derelict industrial site" or whatever it's supposed to be on the show, and I easily recognize it as a place only a few minutes from where I live (it's actually a former ironworks site that's been turned into a public park).

@  Xellos : (19 May 2019 - 05:52 PM)

Ever since I went to Japan last year, I have friend who dread watching anime with me due to that...

@  Xellos : (19 May 2019 - 05:51 PM)

Not hugely, but I am the type to notice places once I have been there and say "Hey, I've been there!"

@  wonko the sane? : (19 May 2019 - 05:50 PM)

Half of new york city (on tape.) is actually montreal.

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2019 - 05:50 PM)

I watched Death Wish 5 last night and clearly recognized Toronto streets; didn't pull me out of Bronson's 1-man war on drugs or fashion or whatever it was that pissed him off that time

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2019 - 05:49 PM)

it's nice to finally be thought of as exotic by somebody! lol

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 05:48 PM)

In an "I cannot possibly make my brain ignore the location I'm familiar with and pretend it's whatever the story claims it is" way?

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 05:42 PM)

Question for those of you living in exotic locations such as the US or the UK: If you watch a movie or a TV show that features a real-life location as a stand-in for someplace else, and you recognize the real-life location due to having been there in person, does that pull you out of the story?

@  Xellos : (19 May 2019 - 05:15 PM)

Maybe you should have installed macOS in your house instead.

@  Noideaforaname : (19 May 2019 - 04:40 PM)

Nothing like coming home after a long day to find a bird in the house. And then once you sit down for a well-earned rest after leading the bird back outside, you find it had a friend. A friend who *really* doesn't understand how windows work...

@  PlutoniumBoss : (19 May 2019 - 01:26 PM)

Bingo. The big polls don't tell people what's actually happening because that doesn't sell.

@  fourteenwings : (19 May 2019 - 10:59 AM)

IIRC there are good polls but data is easily manipulated so they give people what they want to hear

@  wonko the sane? : (19 May 2019 - 10:58 AM)

The only way to get people interested in politics is to make into reality TV. So they lie to do it.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (19 May 2019 - 01:38 AM)

Yeah, polling these days is garbage.

@  Sean Whitmore : (18 May 2019 - 11:53 PM)

Well, he was an honest man. He wasn’t gonna lie to a 5-year-old.

@  Paladin : (18 May 2019 - 08:34 PM)

Grandfather once said to me, "I'm going upstairs and hug your grandma."

@  Sabrblade : (18 May 2019 - 07:08 PM)

Mama always said that you can tell a lot 'bout a person from 'is shoes...

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 May 2019 - 03:54 PM)

Life is like a box of chocolates. Stay out of the sun or melt into a pile of gross slop.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 May 2019 - 10:26 AM)

Greasy, disappointing and still managing to be over priced?

@  Lancer : (18 May 2019 - 10:22 AM)

... Yes, it is!

@  Noideaforaname : (18 May 2019 - 09:48 AM)

Life's a fillet of fish!

@  unluckiness : (18 May 2019 - 08:53 AM)

ow the edge

@  Paladin : (18 May 2019 - 07:03 AM)

a reminder that life is an unrepentant hellscape where everyone & everything you know will eventually betray you.

@  Pennpenn : (18 May 2019 - 06:45 AM)

You know, this election is what has finally broken me of any confidence at any point of pre-polling data. I mean, it's always been sketchy, but this is just... aaaargh!

@  Pennpenn : (18 May 2019 - 06:08 AM)

I was going to make an Auspol election thread in P&R, but the outcome so far has made me feel physically ill.

@  Gamma V : (18 May 2019 - 03:28 AM)

Haven't been here in a long time.

@  Pennpenn : (18 May 2019 - 03:16 AM)

I have heard that, it's rather disappointing. Ah, maybe they'll just leech each others stores of "awful racist vote" and not go anywhere.

@  Trpodeca : (17 May 2019 - 11:09 PM)

I voted. Boy there are a worrying amount of parties which sound like fascists.

@  Pennpenn : (17 May 2019 - 06:55 PM)

For those in Australia, it is a federal election today. Go Vote! It's Mandatory!

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 May 2019 - 04:19 PM)

Humor? I 'ardly know 'or!


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#1 Telly

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 04:58 AM

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 08:46 AM

So which version of Batman will this serve as a prequel to? Because if the answer is 'any and none' I really don't see a reason to care about this show.

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 10:18 AM

I... I can't say I ever cared about Commissioner Gordon's rise to, er, commissioner.
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Posted 26 September 2013 - 10:19 AM

Besides which, Nolan covered that in the trilogy, as I recall.

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 10:46 AM

I think this may be a misfire.

Supervillains sans Batman... uh, well, if the police department could handle them, Batman wouldn't need to show up would he?
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Posted 26 September 2013 - 11:36 AM

QUOTE(Spark @ Sep 26 2013, 09:46 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think this may be a misfire.

Supervillains sans Batman... uh, well, if the police department could handle them, Batman wouldn't need to show up would he?


If handled well, it might play out as an interesting story arc if we see how the GPD goes from being 'able to handle day-to-day crime in the city' to 'completely overwhelmed and out of their element' over the course of the series.

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 02:13 PM

QUOTE(BeltlineYYC @ Sep 26 2013, 12:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Spark @ Sep 26 2013, 09:46 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think this may be a misfire.

Supervillains sans Batman... uh, well, if the police department could handle them, Batman wouldn't need to show up would he?


If handled well, it might play out as an interesting story arc if we see how the GPD goes from being 'able to handle day-to-day crime in the city' to 'completely overwhelmed and out of their element' over the course of the series.

But how do you escalate it just enough that it's still not making viewers go, "shouldn't Batman be dealing with this?"
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Posted 26 September 2013 - 02:15 PM

Therein lies the challenge... and I expect, the failing for this series.

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 02:20 PM

QUOTE(Spark @ Sep 26 2013, 04:18 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I... I can't say I ever cared about Commissioner Gordon's rise to, er, commissioner.


Then you haven't read Year One.

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 02:27 PM

Presumably FOX greenlit this "Batman without Batman" series the second they saw the overnight ratings for ABC's new "Avengers without Avengers" series?

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 02:29 PM

What's that? Avengers made a mountain of cash?? Get moving on that JLA movie!!

What's this?! Marvel is rocking a new show about a supporting character from their movies?! Quick, get us Commissioner Gordon!!

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 02:41 PM

Have you ever heard Stan Lee tell that story about how Marvel was outselling DC in the 60's, and supposedly DC kept making these weird swerves to try to keep up? (like, "They have a lot of red on their covers, lets put more red on ours!")

Don't know how true that story is, Stan being Stan and all, but that seems to be the spirit behind every decision the WB is making nowadays.

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 03:36 PM

QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Sep 26 2013, 03:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Spark @ Sep 26 2013, 04:18 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I... I can't say I ever cared about Commissioner Gordon's rise to, er, commissioner.


Then you haven't read Year One.

I have not, as I expect is true of most possible viewers for this out there.

QUOTE(Mako Crab @ Sep 26 2013, 03:29 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
What's that? Avengers made a mountain of cash?? Get moving on that JLA movie!!

What's this?! Marvel is rocking a new show about a supporting character from their movies?! Quick, get us Commissioner Gordon!!

I'd watch if they got Gary Oldman in it, but that ain't happening.
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Posted 26 September 2013 - 09:40 PM

Would you settle for Bryan Cranston? (Not that that's "settling" in the least.) His schedule's freeing up, and he'd be pretty much perfect.

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 11:33 PM

He even voiced Gordon once, as recall... but Cranston's too old and grizzled to play a young Jim Gordon at this point.

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 09:43 AM

This forum isn't diseased over this yet, so I'll just say it and go...

Gotham Central was not Cops without Batman. It was Cops in the Shadow of Batman. A Gotham Central series would be awesome (if done well). the premise of this pre-batman...not so much.

And Chris Sims weighs in.
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Posted 27 September 2013 - 11:47 AM

QUOTE(Scavgraphics @ Sep 27 2013, 10:43 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>

He makes an oddly compelling argument for an Alfred show.
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Posted 27 September 2013 - 06:46 PM

So, Birds of Prey without the Birds. I smell a guaranteed hit.

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 05:14 AM

Really you guys are all missing the big picture here.

And by big picture, I mean moustache factor.

So you have a police officer with a moustache.

They are making Axe Cop without the Axe.
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Posted 30 September 2013 - 07:29 AM

So basically The Dark Knight Rises: The Series (minus all of Christian Bale's scenes).
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I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.



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