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But seriously, why did Kitty reject him at the last second?

Marvel Zombies / Re: X Men Gold 30 (spoilers in the OP, fair warning)
« on: June 21, 2018, 06:11:54 AM »
Curse you, Gambit! That was Deadpool's girl!!


But yeah, it's kind cheap to promise the fans something and don't deliver.
She was actually getting with the Torch in that Avengers book, too. EVERY new writer of books tries to form their own Random Coupling these days.

Showcase of the Immortals / Re: Whelp, so much for Big Cass
« on: June 21, 2018, 06:01:49 AM »
And, he’s been future endeavored. 

Carmella better watch her back.
Dude, they didn't even future endeavor him! They actually DIDN'T WISH HIM THE BEST IN HIS FUTURE ENDEAVORS. Now THAT is cold!

Better than the Omega/Okada ******* match?

Music, Movies, Tv and Books / Re: Incredible 2
« on: June 21, 2018, 03:49:11 AM »
Post  by Jabroniville » Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:33 am

Yeah, it's good. WAY more action-packed than the first one, and a bit less "Small character stuff", but I liked it. Some of the funniest stuff was in the trailer, but they left in some really good gags- including probably the best one. Despite a huge amount of "The Merch" focusing on Edna Mode, she's only in a pair of scenes, so don't worry about her being pushed too hard. She's great, but repetition of her would ruin what makes her fun.

The cynic in my notices a LOT of "The Merch" going on, here- there's a motorcycle AND a car, plus three costumes for Elastigirl, a ton of Jack-Jack forms, and more. Even the one scene with the raccoon is turned into a toy!

And yes, they show it off, and it is GLORIOUS. Many, near-endless scenes, almost entirely shot from behind Helen Parr's huge, glorious... wait- where was I?

OH YEAH! Great action, with some fun Supers (very minor characters), your trademark Modern-Day Disney Villain, and more. I do like how every character had stuff to do, cool actions scenes to show off, and some character bits. The Villain Reveal got REALLY obvious about ten minutes before it came off, largely because Odenkirk being the bad guy was so obvious that it was clearly a red herring (I mean, it's BOB ODENKIRK!).

Showcase of the Immortals / Re: WMTTT Rd. 3
« on: June 11, 2018, 03:24:54 AM »

1: The Colossal Connection

2: The Minnesota Wrecking Crew

Bracket 2

1: The Steiner Brothers

2: The Briscoes

Bracket 3

1: The Mega Powers

2: The Brain Busters

Bracket 4

1: Kane and Mankind

2: The Outsiders

Bracket 5

1: The Two Man Power Trip

2: The Midnight Express

Bracket 6

1: The Masters of the Power Bomb

2: Edge and Christian

Bracket 7

1: The Acolytes

2: Beer Money Inc.

Bracket 8

1: The Hart Foundation

2: The Hardys

Bracket 9

1: America's Most Wanted

2: The Miracle Violence Connection

Bracket 10

1: The Mega Bucks

2: The Road Warriors

Bracket 11

1: Kane and the Big Show

2: The British Bulldogs

Bracket 12

1: Money Inc.

2: The Rock and Sock Connection

Bracket 13

1: The Funks

2: Pretty Wonderful

Bracket 14

1: The Canadian Chrises

2: DX

Bracket 15

1: The Brothers of Destruction

2: The Undertaker and the Big Show

Bracket 16

1: Kronik

2: Two Dudes With Attitude

General Chat / Re: RIP Anthony Bourdain
« on: June 09, 2018, 07:28:48 PM »
Yeah, this one sucks. Parts Unknown contains some of the best TV of the last decade, even if most of the recent seasons were below par. I think he'd just seen the most interesting places already. But man, if the guy with the coolest job on Earth doesn't wanna live anymore, what chance do the rest of us have?

I feel bad for his young daughter, though.

I heard someone else mention Asia (who sounds like SUCH trash with that smoker's cough voice of hers) cheating on him. Where did that get started?

I found it pretty fun. Good use of older characters, creates some new ones, and gives some backstory to the Grandmaster without seeing like a giant ass-pull (ie. it's in-character).

General Comic Discussion / Re: Most Disastrous Comic Book Runs
« on: May 18, 2018, 07:19:01 AM »
Keith Giffen Legion is one of the greatest comics runs ever. It was only derailed after SW6 nonsense and Mark Waid nonsensical Valor run.

LOSH v3 50, Magic Wars, Mon-El destroying Time Trapper, Princes Projectra killing Nemesis Boy etc are some of the most memorable scenes in comics ever.
Giffen and LEVITZ was good. Giffen by himself managed to leave the book with only a couple years left in its lifespan. Continuity DIED a couple years after he left! That's virtually the DEFINITION of failure.

It's not for nothing that the resurrected, Legion of Three Worlds/"Unboot" Legion completely ignores everything from Five Years Later.

And yes, people are just using "runs I didn't like" and "Worst runs" as "Disastrous". That's improper. The runs I refer to in the original post are ones that actually damaged the characters and franchise. Each left the book in a decidedly worse state than they began.

Music, Movies, Tv and Books / Re: Ducktales (2017 series)
« on: May 13, 2018, 08:50:53 AM »
Some episodes are better than others, while the best ones are really quite good. Webby's WAY too much like Mabel from Gravity Falls, which is becoming way too much of a recurring Character Archetype in kids shows these days.

I wish they'd make it more like the Barks/Rosa stories, though. That was some good shit.

Preacher: Jesse strangling Jody to death, TC getting shot in the face by Tulip while he begs for his life, and Jesse watching his grandmother burn alive in the flames of her ancestral home, then explode out of it like a missile when the fire hits her oxygen tank. You want to jump up and cheer with Jesse when all their evil is removed from the world forever.

This is probably number one for me. I mean I haven't read it in years, but man was it cathartic after their build-up and they way they had their way with everyone until then.

Beta Ray Bill's wins in Stormbreaker.

X-Men Omega was pretty good for that, yeah, even if the issue was generally a bit of a rushed mess.

The Celestials in Earth X.

I feel like a lot of the long-readers like Y: The Last Man, Transmetro (yeah, probably the Smiler would fit), etc have moments like taht I just don't quite remember fully...for Y, maybe when the head Amazon gets...what, an axe in her head?

The Yellow Bastard in Sin City
It's funny how hated and awful that Amazon Leader was. I think it was suggested once before that Vaughn pretty much HAD to kill her, because he'd done too good a job making her hateable. People DESPISED her. Something about a smug woman just absolutely irks the shit out of people.

General Comic Discussion / Most Disastrous Comic Book Runs
« on: May 13, 2018, 08:16:06 AM »
I'm curious as to your thoughts about the most disastrous runs on certain books. Basically, the ones that are not only bad, but actively jeopardize or damage the franchises held within?

My choices (at least what's on my mind now):

The Clone Saga writers & editors: Well duh. I think there's maybe 2 or 3 characters in all of comics that could have survived this. Peter smacking his pregnant wife in the face (with fewer excuses than the mentally-ill Pym did) is only like the seventh-dumbest thing to happen in it.

Legion of Super-Heroes (Giffen & Bierbaums): Giffen, left to his lonesome, created the "Five Years Later" era, drew rubberfaced hideous art, brought in his goofy sense of humor to the forefront, and ended up doing so much damage to the franchise that it was fucking CANCELLED AND REBOOTED only a couple of years after he left. He even admitted he blew up the Earth just because he knew the editors were switching and wouldn't have time to pay attention. It's possible that no single creator has damaged something so much- the "Reboot" era came off of this, and we wouldn't see the "proper", original Legionnaires again until the mid-2000s, when Geoff Johns... ignored everything from Giffen's solo run.

The Teen Titans (Dan Jurgens): Terrible '90s characters, and a Teen Atom thing that was stupid. Pretty much killed the concept of the Titans dead until Devin Grayson rebooted it with the '80s cast.

The Teen Titans (Jay Faerber): Okay, so he blames his editor, who forced the "New Kids" on him. But the "Jesse Quick sleeps with her mom's fiancee" and "DEO Kids" story arcs were completely awful, and pretty much put the bullet in this generation of Teen Titans forever. Every arc after this is more inspired by the "Young Justice" kids being added in.

Having finally watched, yeah. This song is way too good for DP2. How the fuck did they get her to do this!?
Celine's actually kind of a weirdo goof-off, despite the career built around Power Ballads.

Music, Movies, Tv and Books / Re: Kaiju movies that are actually scary
« on: April 22, 2018, 07:30:08 AM »
Do we count The Myst as a Kaiju movie?

About as much as Troll Hunter, so why not.

The thing I found funny about Kaiju movies is that they are probably the least scary genre of horror flicks but in a real world scenario Godzilla would be a lot scarier than Jason.

True.  Most people would be frightened into a coma if they saw a giant monster knocking down buildings and shrugging off military ballistics.  The concept is far more terrifying than a zombie with a machete.  I think a lot of it has to do with special effects.  Most kaiju movies involve guys in rubber suits knocking down paper machete models of skyscrapers.
I think it comes down to a "realism" thing. We KNOW that giant monsters are utterly fantastical to the point of being silly. Man-sized creatures are a lot easier to "believe", even though they're just as fictional. So a Zombie feels like it breaks reality less than a 100-story radioactive dinosaur.

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