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  2. Happy Birthday Mike!

    Happy birthday sir!
  3. Yesterday
  4. First time you felt old

    My first time going to the site was on May 1st, 2010. I've been here eight years. That's kinda thrown a lot of things into sharp relief.
  5. Happy Birthday Mike!

    Many happy returns!
  6. Happy Birthday Mike!

    Happy Birthday again!
  7. Happy Birthday Mike!

    Happy Birthday, brother.
  8. Happy Birthday Mike!

    I think I've made my point....
  9. Happy Birthday Mike!

    If my calculations are correct, you would've been 16 when I was born. In all seriousness, happy birthday, Mike.
  10. Happy Birthday Mike!

  11. Every Film You've Watched in 2018

    Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade: 1999 animated adaptation of Mamoru Oshii's Kerberos Saga manga, he of Ghost in the Shell directing fame who also wrote the script. It's animation director was Kenji Kamiyama, who went on to head Ghost in the Shell: Stan Alone Complex and 2nd Gig. A story about an alt. Japan occupied by Germany post WWII, centered around the violent strife between the Public Safety Police and anti-government terrorists. For the majority of this movie, I wasn't feeling it. Aside from the animation, which is the same high quality as Ghost in the Shell, it's an incredibly slow and low-energy film that lets its atmosphere take over for bulk of the second act. By the third act, there is a twist and as it ratchets up to the end the true theme ramps up to a tragic conclusion. That brought the movie up in my eyes, but overall it really was too slow for me to totally love it. I prefer much faster paced, or at least visually engaging animated films like Akira, Perfect Blue or, of course, Ghost in the Shell. This was good, but not totally to my tastes.
  12. Happy Birthday Mike!

    Happy Birthday Podcastmeister!
  13. Marvel Comics Discussion Thread

    It came out of nowhere. They just returned to original numbering less than six months ago, so everyone's like "Eh...??"
  14. Marvel Comics Discussion Thread

    I love how we've become so cynical about Marvel relaunches that none of us bothered to even post about it until now.
  15. Black Panther

    Re: Eric's girlfriend. Apparently she was gonna be Tilda Johnson but then they cast someone as the same character for the next season of Luke Cage.
  16. Episode 1000

    This is it! After nearly 13 years worth of podcasting, The Show has finally hit its 1000th episode! In this 24-hour beast, you'll hear 22 segments covering all sorts of team-up and unexpected crossovers, as that's the theme of the show. Without everyone who's here today, as well as those who've come before, and The Show wouldn't have come close to this milestone. So what's inside this monster? - Intro by Mike (0:00:00-0:12:49) - Birth of DC Comics' Multiverse by Dan and Mike (0:12:50-0:59:34) - The Expendables by Donovan and Harrison (0:59:35-2:33:34) - That's So Suite Life of Hannah Montana by Will and Skyler (2:33:35-3:29:31) - Batman '66 Meets The Green Hornet by Dan and Mike (3:29:32-3:49:49) - The A-Team's Body Slam by Kellen and Tom (3:49:50-5:06:18) - Person, Place, and Thing: A Game by Shana and Mike (5:06:19-5:48:10) - Freddy vs. Jason by Ian and Will (5:48:11-6:50:36) - The Punisher Meets Archie by Mike (6:50:37-7:20:32) - Metallica's S&M by Kellen and James (7:20:33-9:06:34) - The connected Stephen King novels by Cole (9:06:35-10:13:14) - Worlds Collide by Donovan and Christian (10:13:15-11:21:34) - Nine micro segments by Will (11:21:35-11:57:35) - The Incredible Hulk Returns by Dan and Mike (11:57:36-12:50:29) - Kingdom Hearts and More by Hannah and Jim (12:50:30-13:55:57) - Cartoon Crossovers by Dan and Will (13:55:58-15:27:51) - The Adventures of Batman and Sherlock Holmes by Donovan, Chris, and Christian (15:27:52-17:09:21) - Them Crooked Vultures by Pandy and Cole (17:09:22-17:49:42) - Spider-Man and Batman: Disordered Minds by Donovan (17:49:43-19:40:09) - The Universal Monster Extended Universe by Des and Chris (19:40:10-20:18:01) - Star Trek / X-Men by Dan and Mike (20:18:02-21:06:38) - King Kong vs Godzilla by Donovan and Harrison (21:06:39-22:36:15) - Crisis on Infinite Earths by Dan and Mike (22:36:16-24:04:57) - Outro by Mike (24:04:58-24:07:33) [ 24:07:35 || 697.8 MB ]
  17. What You've Read Recently

    15. Animal Money, Michael Cisco: I’ve been chewing on this book since roughly the end of last year, and only just finished this a few minutes ago. I’m sick, slightly feverish, and I think that actually might be helping my understanding of the book. Your mileage may vary on this. This is an almost 800 page brick that doesn’t hesitate to let the narrative spin off for a few hundred pages, constantly change the rules of POV, and go hard into theory, yet still manages to keep a (relatively) coherent narrative that still leaves you wondering what in the actual fuck is going on at any given time. There’s no real summary on the back or online, and honestly, just approach it and see what it does for you. It’s dense as fuck, take it at your own pace, but it’s definitely going to be one of the more interesting things I read this year. Sidenote: this is apparently one of Cisco’s most accessible books. Jim has Celebrant around the apartment, having attempted to start it. I have a feeling he’s going to be working through it for a while, but will be interested to read it when he’s finished. Also: this cover is fucking gorgeous.
  18. Every comic you've read in 2018

    Abbott #1: Saladin Ahmed writes a 70's black reporter. See, the rub is she's poor. And black. In Detroit. And we know she's a good soul because figuratively everyone she meets in the first issue tells her how honest and brave she is. Once I understood it was a nod to cheap detective shows I eased up a little, but ugh, as Rucka said about Chandler: Put the hammer down, [Saladin]. The art team is the star here. Gideon Falls #1: Get the Green Arrow team back together on a horror comic heavily influenced by Twin Peaks, I guess? Twisted Romance 1-3: I skipped the prose pieces and just read the comics. I liked the CSM story, though I'm not sold on Ms. McNeil's style using what looks like charcoal. It's a romance comic series, it's what's on the tin. Scales & Scoundrels #1-3: Look, it's another off brand D&D comic.
  19. The All-Purpose Flickchart thread

    Black Panther
  20. Random movie and tv thoughts

    Putting the response in spoilers in case anyone cares.
  21. Random movie and tv thoughts

    After the trailer hit, everyone (including myself) flipped out when it was revealed that The Heathers / bullies were the gay, gender-nonconforming, and minority teenagers. Is it as bad as the trailer portrayed, or do they make it work without being overly offensive?
  22. Random movie and tv thoughts

    That's both kinda amazing and not at the same time.
  23. Random movie and tv thoughts

    They posted the pilot for Heathers online early. I was expecting a dumpster fire. It had multiple moments that it was teetering on the edge, ready to fall to that point. Then, it somehow doused itself and proved to be competent. Like, Fuck. I actually want to watch Episode 2 to see where they go with this.
  24. Last week
  25. Random movie and tv thoughts

    Good. 5 was even more a dumpster fire than usual.
  26. Every Film You've Watched in 2018

    Black Panther: Already said my thing over in the thread. Films: 11
  27. Every comic you've read in 2018

    At some point, I hope Marvel teams up Wolverine (Laura), Spider-Man (Miles), Hulk (Amadeus), and Ghost Rider (Robbie) as a nod to this story.
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