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Post by EphemeristX » 10 Aug 2017, 06:47

I'd really love it if a mod fixed the spelling of Thor: Ragnarok. I know it's just a silly typo and it's not a big deal; I just have copy-editing in my blood.
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Post by LockheedAndLoaded » 10 Aug 2017, 22:48

Blackcyclops wrote:
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I really don't want to wake up tomorrow and be at war with North Korea...
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Re: Random Thoughts

Post by MartijnB » 11 Aug 2017, 16:26

At my local pub quiz, we got asked the 7 founding members of the Justice League, for a whopping 0.5 points per right name (normally questions just earn you 1 point in total), I aced those 3.5 points for my team.

What was more interesting was that we then got to determine the score of another team. They got the 5 of Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman, Green Lantern and Flash alright, but the final 2 finding members were, they thought, Cyclops and The Rock.

Now that would be one great team.

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Post by Cable » 11 Aug 2017, 16:33

MartijnB wrote:
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At my local pub quiz, we got asked the 7 founding members of the Justice League, for a whopping 0.5 points per right name (normally questions just earn you 1 point in total), I aced those 3.5 points for my team.

What was more interesting was that we then got to determine the score of another team. They got the 5 of Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman, Green Lantern and Flash alright, but the final 2 finding members were, they thought, Cyclops and The Rock.

Now that would be one great team.
For saying Cyclops is on the Justice League they should have received a negative amount of points.
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Re: Random Thoughts

Post by Blackcyclops » 11 Aug 2017, 17:59

Founding members in what context? Cause in DCU continuity it's 7 post 52 but only 4-5 pre-52...
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Post by Cable » 11 Aug 2017, 18:26

Blackcyclops wrote:
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Founding members in what context? Cause in DCU continuity it's 7 post 52 but only 4-5 pre-52...
Today on "Things nerds bring up to ruin trivia night for everyone else"

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Re: Random Thoughts

Post by MartijnB » 11 Aug 2017, 18:36

Blackcyclops wrote:
11 Aug 2017, 17:59
Founding members in what context? Cause in DCU continuity it's 7 post 52 but only 4-5 pre-52...
I did consider bringing that up as he was asking the question, but then he specifically mentioned The Brave and the Bold #28 as their debut, so that covered that.

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Post by Blackcyclops » 11 Aug 2017, 18:41

I just realized how nerdy that was lmfao
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Post by tokenBG1009 » 12 Aug 2017, 03:27

I wonder how many people would get the Avengers wrong.
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Post by Cable » 12 Aug 2017, 13:56

I just read an interesting article about how music criticism is dead. It noted that on review aggregator metacritic this year 39 out of 380 movies have received a "red" score aka "generally unfavorable reviews." 1 in 10 movies gets skewered pretty hard. Meanwhile out of 787 music albums released ZERO have received a red score. Modern music critics do not criticize music. I do think music critics are less important because music can be more easily previewed in the age of Youtube compared to a whole film or video game, but it is still striking that there is no negative press.
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Post by Blackcyclops » 12 Aug 2017, 15:34

Word of mouth might be more important than critic opinion for music? Perhaps the particular view of music as more personal than film? Because I know people negatively discuss music alot lol
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Post by MartijnB » 12 Aug 2017, 16:33

I am interested in this, can I find this article online?

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Post by Cable » 12 Aug 2017, 16:42

The article is in the WSJ here.

If it falls behind the paywall you can try this site that reposted it here
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Post by Gomurr the Ancient » 12 Aug 2017, 16:46

Cable wrote:
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I am thinking about getting Amazon Prime Video solely to watch Comrade Detective. It looks amazing.
I'm only halfway into the first episode so far, but amazing is exactly how I'd describe it.
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Post by Anna Raven » 12 Aug 2017, 17:33

I find music hard to criticize because so much of it is reliant on taste. There are very few musicians or acts out there who don't know how to sing or play their instruments well, and even composition is usually done well by most everyone. So it all boils down to "do I like what I hear"? Which is the same as art critique. I know some people on here hate Bachallo, but I like him a lot. Music is similarly taste driven.
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Re: Random Thoughts

Post by Blackcyclops » 12 Aug 2017, 20:53

Shame that the Secret Empire was in Virginia today.
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Post by Anna Raven » 12 Aug 2017, 23:58

Where's Sam Wilson when you need him? 😞
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Post by Milkshake08 » 13 Aug 2017, 06:36

Just wanted to show you all a pic my brother Jon made for me!He's not entirely finished but he sent me a pic to show me how far along it is. He used iridescent sparkly paints for Piotr, Emma, and Bobby! I love my brother.

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Post by RingOtaku » 13 Aug 2017, 13:49

Anna Raven wrote:
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Where's Sam Wilson when you need him? 😞
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Post by EvilMonkeyPope » 13 Aug 2017, 19:35

Milkshake08 wrote:
13 Aug 2017, 06:36
Just wanted to show you all a pic my brother Jon made for me!He's not entirely finished but he sent me a pic to show me how far along it is. He used iridescent sparkly paints for Piotr, Emma, and Bobby! I love my brother.

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Re: Random Thoughts

Post by Milkshake08 » 13 Aug 2017, 19:52

Well damn. It shows up for me but I can't figure out how to do this right? I'm so bad with this forum I swear. Do I have to make it a URL first?

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Re: Random Thoughts

Post by Milkshake08 » 13 Aug 2017, 19:55

Milkshake08 wrote:
13 Aug 2017, 06:36
Just wanted to show you all a pic my brother Jon made for me!He's not entirely finished but he sent me a pic to show me how far along it is. He used iridescent sparkly paints for Piotr, Emma, and Bobby! I love my brother.

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Post by Anna Raven » 13 Aug 2017, 21:40

NICE!
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Post by EphemeristX » 13 Aug 2017, 21:58

That's really cool, Milkshake. I love your brother too.
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Re: Random Thoughts

Post by Blackcyclops » 13 Aug 2017, 22:10

tokenBG1009 wrote:
12 Aug 2017, 03:27
I wonder how many people would get the Avengers wrong.
Imagine how many people get the X-Men wrong?


We should all ask 10 non-comic book reading people what is the starting lineup of the Avengers, JLA and X-Men and see how many people get it right or wrong.

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