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Messages - BillCable

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: February 20, 2016, 09:18 AM »
Zombies don't make sense. They don't have working digestive systems, they keep going without food, water, blood pressure, oxygen. They are rotting away but can bite through denim. They have no reason to be stealthy but sometimes are. They can smell the living...over their own stench? They can and cannot see well.

Here's a great article by Cracked on why zombies would be awful:
http://www.cracked.com/article_18683_7-scientific-reasons-zombie-outbreak-would-fail-quickly.html

I think you just gotta embrace that they make no sense.  They exist to tell a story.  They act however they're supposed to act to scare you.  There are a few rough guidelines, but outside that, the writers have a lot of freedom.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: X-Men/Wolverine Movies
« on: February 17, 2016, 12:20 PM »
I would not be surprised to see Deadpool in the last Wolverine movie.

And I agree that Hollywood will learn the wrong lesson.  The lesson isn't "do R-rated, goofy superhero movies."  The lesson is "these characters are popular for a reason - make a good movie that respects that reason."

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Shamrock Shake Lovers Unite!
« on: February 8, 2016, 07:58 AM »
I always hold the cherry.  That flavor clashes horribly with the mint.  Disgusting.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Shamrock Shake Lovers Unite!
« on: February 5, 2016, 01:15 PM »
Grabbed one dahntahn.  Kinda cold to be walking around drinking a shake, but it was tasty.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Shamrock Shake Lovers Unite!
« on: February 5, 2016, 10:08 AM »
Yeah, they were popular when we were kids in places with lots of people with Irish ancestry - places where Saint Patrick's Day was big.

I still remember the commercial:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOVKdvkVAqQ

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Shamrock Shake Lovers Unite!
« on: February 4, 2016, 03:08 PM »
Hey guys - any sightings yet?

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: TV Funny Man Dave Coulier...ALIVE!
« on: February 4, 2016, 07:11 AM »
Hey Jesse - you can see the zombie man up-close next month!

http://pittsburgh.improv.com/event.cfm?id=425757

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Comic Book Thread
« on: January 29, 2016, 08:13 AM »
So Velma's what, 8 years old now?

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Comic Book Thread
« on: January 25, 2016, 12:05 PM »
I think they did the best they could to clean up a very messy situation.  And it seems like this'll be permanent for a change.  The core Secret Wars book was hit and miss.  Some pretty shocking deaths, but it seems like they're not gonna be permanent.

I'm surprised they opted to go with old-man Hawkeye, old-man Logan, and old-man Hulk, and replace the main characters with their kids (and some random Asian guy).  I'm not sure how long it'll take before they each find their fountains of youth.

I prefer this solution to DC's "everything before is non-canon" new 52.  At least they didn't nuke 75 years of legacy.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Comic Book Thread
« on: January 25, 2016, 09:05 AM »
Marvel completed their reboot a couple months back with the Secret Wars cross-over.  Basically, Molecule Man was a time-bomb created to erase all off history across the multi-verse.  Doom finds out, defeats the beings who created him, and does what he can to salvage the few bits of reality still existing.  So he creates Battleworld, where he rules as God Emperor Doom.  Everyone believes Battleworld is how the universe always was (false memories) save for the few people who helped create it, and a few people who survived the destruction on high-tech life boats (Reed Richards, Thanos, Black Panther, Miles and Parker, among them).  In the end, Battleworld falls apart in a battle between Reed and Doom (which I haven't read yet since the core book is running a few months late), and the new, single Marvel Universe is created.  In it, they've cherry-picked their favorite characters from the Ultimates Universe, '90s New Universe, classic Marvel Universe, and random parallel timelines (Spider-Gwen, Maestro Hulk).

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: January 15, 2016, 03:41 PM »
Judith might be a much more effective tool to paint Negan as a monster than just about anything else.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Avengers (and sequels)
« on: January 4, 2016, 08:19 PM »
"Creed" director Ryan Coogler Confirmed as Marvelís Black Panther Director

Haven't checked out Creed yet, but the accolades I've read point to this being a solid choice.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Captain America (Movie & Sequels)
« on: January 4, 2016, 07:51 AM »
Reactions from Guardians of the Galaxy's James Gunn to his viewing of Civil War:

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I saw Civil War and I think it's incredible. It's one of the best Marvel movies ever, and I can't believe what a wonderful job the Russo brothers did. And the cast. Oh my God, they're so good. So it's an amazing film and people are going to be really excited to see that come summertime.

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I'm trying to think about what is cool to say or not. But I will say this one thing. Tom Holland [Spider-Man] is [Ö] off-the-charts awesome. Off. The. Charts. Awesome. Off the charts. Truly. Hand to my heart, he's amazing.

http://www.darkhorizons.com/news/40624/james-gunn-sees-raves-about-civil-war

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Netflix's Marvel Comics Shows
« on: January 4, 2016, 07:49 AM »
I finished Jessica Jones over the weekend.  There was a lot to like about it, but there was a stretch in there that was just so relentlessly dour and depressing that it's hard to really say I enjoyed it.  Great performances, though.  Really complex characters, especially for a "comic book adaptation."  And constantly surprising - there were a number of very refreshing, unexpected plot turns that I appreciated.

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While totally believable it still totally sucks.  If your job was to write this book, wouldn't you lock yourself in your writing space and do only that. 

That's not his process.  That's never been his process.  And writing at his level isn't something you can force yourself to accomplish.

I feel kinda bad for the guy.  He spends his entire life doddering along, writing his books as he wants to write them.  Totally content.  Then all of a sudden HBO decides to adapt a story and now the job he loved causes him nothing but stress.  I'm sure the fortune and glory take away some of that sting, but it's not hard to wonder if, given the choice, he might not go back to obscurity.

My only worry is that he doesn't finish the books before he meets the same fate as the Starks.  He's no spring chicken.  I'm sure he has enough of the last two books written that an apprentice author could complete them as happened with the Wheel of Time series, but those last books weren't near the quality of the rest of them.

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