MissDaria

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  1. On 11/27/2019 at 4:28 AM, batguy10 said:

    In short, New Frontiersman was in fact printing excerpts of the journal: “ 'Rorschach’s Journal' sold thousands of copies of New Frontiersman, but for most people, it wasn’t apocalyptic revelation. At best, it was outrageous entertainment from an outrageous outlet." The editor could never verify the authenticity, so it never made it further than the die-hard believers.

    I kinda figured. We know what he wrote about Veidt is true, but it'd be hard to imagine most people saw him as anything but his world's version of a Birther or 9/11 Truther. 


  2. I'm certainly enjoying the show, but it doesn't quite scream 'Watchmen' to me.

    Just watched episode seven:

    Spoiler

    I know this was a Big Reveal and a heck of a cliffhanger, but... I did feel like we just went to the same well twice. The week after 'OMG! Abar's grandfather is Hooded Justice!' we have 'OMG! Abar's husband is Dr Manhattan!'

     


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    What a birthday present! My birthday is the 28th.

    I know Mike, James and Damien have sworn off doing Saw reviews. I can go see it and record something for The Show, if you want someone to rip into it for the sake of tradition. 

    I will admit I genuinely liked the first three movies. After that, the series went downhill. By the time 7 came out I referred to the series as "this abomination of a franchise" when I wrote a review of that thing. I literally sat all alone in a theater watching it.

    That the traps in 5, 6 and 7 have nothing at all to do with the main story contributes heavily to the series going downhill.
     

    Agreed! I wrote reviews for each one, and by #7 I'm really into 'When did he set all these up and shouldn't he be better occupied doing something else right now?' (Though admittedly the premise for the traps against Fake Jigsaw is kind of a good idea.)

    Yeah, I too am happy to recap #8 for The Show if it ever happens. (I'm a sucker. I know I'll watch it anyway.)


  4. Yeah, the Arrowsignal was an actual flaming arrow. So unlike the Batsignal, it only worked if Ollie and/or Roy were looking out the right window at that second. Also unlike the Batsignal, it had a significant potential for injury or property damage.

    (What happens if they need Green Arrow during a Total Fire Ban?)


  5. By the way, if I win that, it will be opened! In fact, I have the perfect place for our pal Bob the Goon: right next to my Darkseid figure.

    'DeSaad, report to the Fire Pits! I have a  new plan to conquer Earth and New Genesis!'
    'Sorry, guv, I've actually got a bit of flu today. But I'm sending along my Number One Guy.'


  6. In my head, it's been 'Man of Steel Meanderings'. And I've been looking forward to the future instalments because I so enjoy a good Earth-2.Net: The Show movie recap.

    (Also not going to rush you. If you weren't enjoying it and did it just because the listenership hurried you into it, neither you nor we would get anything good out of it.)


  7. I've only just managed to get back into these forums by connecting via my mobile phone rather than my home Internet. When I try via home, the site tells me I'm banned.

    I would assume a 'true' banning would come with a warning and be via my login rather than IP, so I'm not concerned that I've been booted off. What I am wondering is if there are whole IPs that have been blocked for whatever reason, preventing (previously) me and perhaps others logging in?

    Or maybe it's an exceedingly random glitch.


  8. I've only just managed to get back into these forums by connecting via my mobile phone rather than my home Internet. When I try via home, the site tells me I'm banned.

    I would assume a 'true' banning would come with a warning and be via my login rather than IP, so I'm not concerned that I've been booted off. What I am wondering is if there are whole IPs that have been blocked for whatever reason, preventing (previously) me and perhaps others logging in?

    Or maybe it's an exceedingly random glitch.


  9. Almost at the dreaded Season Three...(one more TEoF episode of Season 2) with the infamous Spock's Brain right there at the start!

    Granted, it does have The Enterprise Incident...and OK, I've just burned off all my knowledge of Season Three.


  10. Ahh, another podcast almost the exact same length as the walk I took. Excellent! :)

    I knew I couldn't be the only one left unmoved by a crawl that described the thrill of taxes and trade embargos. Hey, kids! Economics!

    I will be 'that person', though - we've had elected monarchs in the real world (and the system continues in some places), so elected queens are an actual thing. Don't think they're usually fourteen years old, though.

    (Though I just looked up Natalie Portman's birthdate and she would have been 16-17 during filming. So if she really is supposed to be fourteen, it's not quite the case of Dawson Casting I thought. She must've just looked more grown-up.)

    In the spirit of being competely contrary, when Shmi says 'there was no father', I choose not to interpret it as a miraculous conception. It's just a euphemism for something like 'he was a sailor'. ;)


  11. ...and congratulations on the Big Five-Oh-Oh.

    This is really something. Lots of podcasts don't get to even 100 episodes. Hell, some don't even make it to five!

    I can't quite remember how I found the Earth-2.net network...I know I stumbled across For Your Ears Only and World's Finest Podcast completely separately and didn't know of the 'common origin' for some time. When it all came together for me, though? That's lost in the mists of time. Pooling so many of the recurring segments on this, I thought was great - I'll probably check out a few segments I hadn't before thanks to this.

    I was really glad to hear a whole segment on Superman's radio show - that's something that doesn't get enough love from modern fans.

    (Fun fact: Apparently there was an Australian 'remake' of the radio show around the same time. I've never heard it, though.)

    Mike, and all the crew, thank you for man hours of good listening - now just #500, not just The Show, but the whole network. You are plainly very driven, creative and clever people.


  12. I'm guessing this review will spawn several Man of Steel Discussions.

    I sure hope so. I'm saving that part of episode 500 for later. I loved the Dark Knight Discussions and the Saw series. (I save these for when I go walking - following Mike and some Earth-2lets through a film makes a long walk something to look forward to.)


  13. Honestly, that bit really doesn't bother me. I barely notice it. It's nothing like as obvious or wink-wink as a Graham Williams-era Baker joke. It's not terribly funny, but it's not terribly obnoxious either, IMO.

    I think it just about works because they don't draw too much attention to it afterwards. Ace looks confused for a second, then we just go on with the scene.


  14. (I think) I read that Pip 'n' Jane weren't under the belief they were writing a story for Colin, but that as they had no experience writing for any other version of the Doctor (not to mention that they had no idea who would appear in Time and the Rani), they pretty much did so by default.


  15. Nope, it's the same book. Their timeline is fucked up.

    Damn, I didn't think of this until I heard your review today. And it's so obvious too!

    I do know why Gibson & Co didn't expect Hoffman to know where the safehouse was. They said they were Internal Affairs, so they'd need to have resources that other police don't know about in order to their job. (What doesn't make sense is why they don't send someone up to check on Jill that second, given this film shows that Jigsaws and Pigsaws can appear pretty much anywhere in order to kidnap someone.


  16. I mean, calling him the 3rd smartest man in the world is stupid, when was this stat figured out? Was it a poll in Time Magazine or an empirical study?

    Bingo. If it was some kind of in-story 'joke', maybe I could cope with it... ('Is it true you're world's smartest man?' 'Aw, shucks, no, I'd say I'm third smartest at most.') But people in the comic behave as if it's a concrete ranking. And by some kind of body that apparently gets to arbritate on or rank intelligence.


  17. Before you gave up on Mr Terrific, you also hit on one of the strange-but-true adages of storytelling - that people will accept the impossible (flying people, time-travel, shapeshifters) more readily than the implausible (Olympic decathletes who are also supersmart with megacorporations).

    And, yeah, the race stuff bugged the hell out of me too. At first I thought I was being oversensitive, so I'm glad that someone else saw the tackiness.

    I also had the same thought about Red Lanterns. Not a bad book, but is this really an ongoing? Not a mini, or a story in an already-running series? On the other hand, maybe they're counting on us thinking that and we'll be surprised...


  18. Having just listened to this (I archive-binge now and then, can ya tell?), I've downloaded Swamp Thing #1 on Mike's recommendation. Was never a big fan of the character, but what Mike described makes this sound like an interesting angle.

    Also, while I liked Batgirl overall, I do agree with Mike about its lesser points.