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by arkiel
Wed Jul 24, 2013 1:18 pm
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: The new Avengers film
Replies: 96
Views: 15974

Ultron's caused a few superheroes down the years. There's Vision, and a 'grandson' robot. Then Vision and the Scarlet Witch had two spiritual children, Speed and Wiccan. This kinda complicates the rumor that Agent Coulson was going to be partially rebuilt as a Vision analog, but mayb...
by arkiel
Wed Jul 24, 2013 11:06 am
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: Pacific Rim
Replies: 635
Views: 144730

But we also know that the first attack (on San Francisco) was eventually defeated by conventional forces. The point is slowing down the kaiju enough to minimize damage while the conventional forces go to work. A nuke. It was killed with a nuke. More "conventional" than a Yaeger, I...
by arkiel
Tue Jul 23, 2013 6:59 pm
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: [News] 2013 News (NO POLITICS)
Replies: 1332
Views: 96943

A friend of mine just linked me this article about the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement. Does anybody know anything about this? If even half of this is true, it looks pretty horrible. Stuff like corporations being able to sue governments for the loss of "future profits,&...
by arkiel
Tue Jul 23, 2013 6:49 pm
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: Pacific Rim
Replies: 635
Views: 144730

On another note I think the thing that most surprises me is the fact that nobody actually went down to the rift to find out how it works and why the bombs didn't shut it down. They've had years to suss this out, and nobody, public or private, sent a submersible down to do some basic recon? ...
by arkiel
Tue Jul 23, 2013 2:00 pm
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: Pacific Rim
Replies: 635
Views: 144730

I got the feeling Blade-head walking through the Wall (which was supposed to repel Category IV kaiju) was supposed to be about the same as Knife-head (Category III, right?) tearing apart Gipsy Danger; an unexpected apogee of that particular category foreshadowing the arrival of a hig...
by arkiel
Tue Jul 23, 2013 11:58 am
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: Pacific Rim
Replies: 635
Views: 144730

Sailor Star Dust#654062 wrote:There's a funny little scene if you stick around for the credits. I make a point of waiting with movies just in case there's something after the fact.


Hannibal Chau lives, and goes off hunting for his missing shoe. That makes the movie even better.
by arkiel
Tue Jul 23, 2013 10:04 am
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: American Godzilla 2.0
Replies: 642
Views: 71699

Yep, and apparently the "Mothra-Cloverfield hybrid" doesn't even come pass Godzilla's shin, haha. The big guy is going to be 'effin HUGE in 2014. ...if I've got my sense of size right, wouldn't that put the Empire State building at Godzilla's lower chest? That'...
by arkiel
Tue Jul 23, 2013 9:23 am
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: The new Avengers film
Replies: 96
Views: 15974

Posit: Either Jarvis becomes Ultron, or Ultron eats Jarvis to give Tony pathos/character arc.
by arkiel
Tue Jul 23, 2013 9:20 am
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: [News] 2013 News (NO POLITICS)
Replies: 1332
Views: 96943

Maru#654180 wrote:Any word on what the royal youngling will be named?


Astaroth.
The Onion has a lot of great front-page coverage of the event.
by arkiel
Mon Jul 22, 2013 10:17 am
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: The new Avengers film
Replies: 96
Views: 15974

New Avengers movie subtitled "Age of Ultron."
No Hank Pym.
Won't be based on the recent mini-series.
by arkiel
Thu Jul 18, 2013 9:23 pm
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: Pacific Rim
Replies: 635
Views: 144730

Eh, it wouldn't be too hard to fanwank something. Raleigh figured Leatherback's skin would be too tough (leather vs. swords doesn't always work too well). Improvisational weapons are preferred to built-in systems that can be destroyed and not easily replaced. The city was too tig...
by arkiel
Thu Jul 18, 2013 12:55 pm
Forum: Fanfiction
Topic: FanFiction Requests/Recommendations/Discussion etc.
Replies: 1994
Views: 268038

EVA Sessions: Someplace Vast and Dry
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8289527/1/EVA-Sessions-Someplace-Vast-and-Dry
has been updated a bunch of times recently. Coming up, Adam Jensen versus a bunch of mercs.
by arkiel
Tue Jul 16, 2013 8:52 pm
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: [News] 2013 News (NO POLITICS)
Replies: 1332
Views: 96943

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2013/07/broadcasters-lose-final-appeal-to-take-down-aereo/ The only rationale dissenting judges could conjure was that it would endanger the current business model. That dissent is one of the most shameful pieces of jurisprudence sense... well, Scalia's hate sp...
by arkiel
Mon Jul 15, 2013 2:58 pm
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: Pacific Rim
Replies: 635
Views: 144730

Yeah, but all kinds of fucks are super-nostalgic for Transformers. This was new IP, and the daikaiju & giant robot genres never really caught on here in a mainstream way so... yeah.
by arkiel
Mon Jul 15, 2013 10:42 am
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: Pacific Rim
Replies: 635
Views: 144730

While I doubt it detracted much from the film's initial poor viewing figures, there were one or two bits of Mexican (at least, as Bumblebee Man from the Simpsons describes it) elements of humor that fell flat. I'm thinking specifically of the bit where Gypsy Danger punches into a bui...
by arkiel
Mon Jul 15, 2013 7:57 am
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: Pacific Rim
Replies: 635
Views: 144730

So, proving once again that the average American movie-goer is scum that doesn't deserve nice things:
Grown Ups 2 took in 10mil more than Pacific Rim this weekend (and got 5% on Rottentomatos).
by arkiel
Sun Jul 14, 2013 11:31 pm
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: Pacific Rim
Replies: 635
Views: 144730

What character similarities, exactly?
by arkiel
Sun Jul 14, 2013 10:18 pm
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: [News] 2013 News (NO POLITICS)
Replies: 1332
Views: 96943

The takeaway from this is twofold: (1) George Zimmerman is a killer. He killed that kid, and the whole thing happened because he was a weak, sad little man with a gun. He just isn't a murderer. The whole thing was totally his fault, and hopefully no one will ever forget it. (2) t...
by arkiel
Sun Jul 14, 2013 11:09 am
Forum: Video Games and Gaming
Topic: Most Gamers Today Can’t Finish Level 1 in Super Mario Bros.
Replies: 77
Views: 11297

Stupid children just need some time to work out a problem-solving methodology. Its good for them.
by arkiel
Sun Jul 14, 2013 11:04 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin)
Replies: 756
Views: 143098

Eren deals with Steam sales:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=p ... oGxA48HQ1g
(anyone posted this yet?)

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