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by Jack Cade
Thu Jan 16, 2014 7:21 pm
Forum: Comics, Cartoons and Movies
Topic: This thing...
Replies: 65
Views: 11031

Re: This thing...

I'm not denying that fiction can be read on multiple levels. That's good to know, but I notice you're still ducking a big part of my point by using the word 'can'. We're not just talking about 'can be read on multiple levels' - we are talking about the fact that we all *do* read fiction fundamental...
by Jack Cade
Sun Jan 12, 2014 5:36 pm
Forum: Comics, Cartoons and Movies
Topic: This thing...
Replies: 65
Views: 11031

Re: This thing...

I'm following your outstretched finger, where I can see a rabbit. No. The 'outstretched finger' metaphor pertains to your refusal to address/acknowledge/understand my point about fiction operating on multiple levels. You can't see any 'rabbit' because you're refusing to actually engage with this po...
by Jack Cade
Wed Jan 08, 2014 9:24 pm
Forum: Comics, Cartoons and Movies
Topic: This thing...
Replies: 65
Views: 11031

Re: This thing...

That's not a big difference from where I'm standing. Like Tramp, you keep telling me that I have to read the comics according to your interpretation without the slightest hint of ambiguity ... ******* hell, MV - no, I'm not. Are you actually reading my posts as they appear here or are you reading t...
by Jack Cade
Mon Jan 06, 2014 10:39 pm
Forum: Comics, Cartoons and Movies
Topic: This thing...
Replies: 65
Views: 11031

Re: This thing...

The f**k do they fight in those heels??
by Jack Cade
Mon Jan 06, 2014 9:22 pm
Forum: Comics, Cartoons and Movies
Topic: This thing...
Replies: 65
Views: 11031

Re: This thing...

Okay, remember Tramp? ... But that's kind of what you're trying to do here. No, it isn't. You're an intelligent guy - I don't really understand why you're having so much difficulty grasping the pretty simple concept that we read stories both as literal accounts of fictional universes and representa...
by Jack Cade
Sat Jan 04, 2014 9:05 pm
Forum: Comics, Cartoons and Movies
Topic: This thing...
Replies: 65
Views: 11031

Re: This thing...

Ngh. No, they're a couple. They're not a gay couple because they have no concept of sexuality, hetero or homo. They're a gay couple. And Arcee is a girl. You're ignoring (in these particular instances) the sense in which the whole fiction is about people, a reflection of our own culture. Which is i...
by Jack Cade
Sat Jan 04, 2014 3:58 pm
Forum: Comics, Cartoons and Movies
Topic: This thing...
Replies: 65
Views: 11031

Re: This thing...

They are distanced from humans, they are giant mechanical beings that live for millions of years. That's kind of the point of why I read the comics because I can buy into that. 'Giant mechanical beings that live for millions of years' is what we're told; men in funny costumes with magic powers is w...
by Jack Cade
Fri Jan 03, 2014 10:56 pm
Forum: Comics, Cartoons and Movies
Topic: This thing...
Replies: 65
Views: 11031

Re: This thing...

MV, you responded to me, but everything you've said completely ignores my first point: There's two ways in which we read stories like this - 1) as a literal account of a fictional reality, and 2) as a reflection of/commentary on our own society. I find it hard to believe that anyone genuinely doesn'...
by Jack Cade
Fri Jan 03, 2014 5:07 pm
Forum: Comics, Cartoons and Movies
Topic: This thing...
Replies: 65
Views: 11031

Re: This thing...

I think Scott tries to have her cake and eat it – she says that she doesn’t think Furman is trying to make a statement about human women immediately after saying Furman has made 3 statement’s about human women all of which are deeply negative. She's saying the story, in effect, made those statement...
by Jack Cade
Fri Jan 03, 2014 12:23 pm
Forum: Comics, Cartoons and Movies
Topic: This thing...
Replies: 65
Views: 11031

Re: This thing...

Have you guys seen Furman's response on his blog? Very, very disappointing, to say the least. He doesn't seem to get that intention isn't magic - his line is "I didn't intend to offend anyone, therefore anyone who has problems with the story is misinterpreting it." What. Then there's the ludicrous o...
by Jack Cade
Thu Dec 26, 2013 1:19 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: 21st? Time for a Christmas thread...
Replies: 10
Views: 2895

Re: 21st? Time for a Christmas thread...

My parents decided to recommence the tradition of buying me and my brother Transformers for Christmas, after a gap of something like 16 years. They got me Hardshell from TF:Prime. No idea who the character is because I haven't watched the show, but he's a pretty cool little insecticon toy. Teeth *an...
by Jack Cade
Wed Dec 25, 2013 1:23 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: 21st? Time for a Christmas thread...
Replies: 10
Views: 2895

Re: 21st? Time for a Christmas thread...

Merry Christmas, everyone!

You're a great bunch. Very best wishes for the year ahead - hope it's better for everyone.
by Jack Cade
Thu Dec 19, 2013 3:51 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Dammit
Replies: 12
Views: 3088

Re: Dammit

Hey, thanks, guys. Unfortunately, I'm pretty sure some of my friends/family don't think this is a 'run its course' thing at all, but a case of me being very selfish and foolish. It's going to be an interesting Christmas being around people who are trying to hide the fact that they're hugely disappoi...
by Jack Cade
Wed Dec 18, 2013 8:53 pm
Forum: Comics, Cartoons and Movies
Topic: Dark Cybertron Part 5
Replies: 13
Views: 3200

Re: Dark Cybertron Part 5

The whole portal in Megatron's body business is just ludicrous. Even one of you would struggle to get through a hole in someone's chest/abdomen, but two at the same time? And Nova needed help getting out to the extent that Ironhide was able to punch him back down, like some kind of whack-a-rat game?...
by Jack Cade
Thu Dec 12, 2013 6:42 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Dammit
Replies: 12
Views: 3088

Re: Dammit

Well, I'm in a pretty bad mood, but I can't tell if that's because I've holed myself up to work on some very overdue projects tonight and am missing not one but two Christmas shindigs, or because it's finally hitting me that I'm in the midst of ending a ten-year relationship and can't find it in mys...
by Jack Cade
Thu Dec 12, 2013 6:09 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Dammit
Replies: 12
Views: 3088

Dammit

Relationships are hard, eh? Anyone seen the manual?
by Jack Cade
Wed Dec 04, 2013 2:42 pm
Forum: Comics, Cartoons and Movies
Topic: DC #3 / RID 23
Replies: 9
Views: 3424

Re: DC #3 / RID 23

I'm kind of enjoying it - I mean, it's moving along, and the Lost Light scenes are full of wit. But the idea that this constitutes a jumping-on point for new readers is a joke - this series probably more than any other requires some pretty solid grounding in the whole of IDW's output to date, and ev...
by Jack Cade
Mon Nov 25, 2013 7:12 pm
Forum: Comics, Cartoons and Movies
Topic: MTMTE #23 / DC #2 - Spoilers obv.
Replies: 13
Views: 3486

Re: MTMTE #23 / DC #2 - Spoilers obv.

Basically agree with Yaya. I mean, I love to look for the more nuanced take on anything, but it's as plain as day: Roberts writes good TF stories, Barber struggles falteringly against his own limitations. He just doesn't have the chops for either an intricate political story or a mind-blowing epic, ...
by Jack Cade
Wed Nov 06, 2013 10:08 pm
Forum: Comics, Cartoons and Movies
Topic: Which G1'er would have had the most frustrating design?
Replies: 19
Views: 4162

Re: Which G1'er would have had the most frustrating design?

Ultra Magnus must have a hard time whatever continuity he's in - imagine your shoulders far exceeding the height of your head (as well as blocking your peripheral vision), and having to avoid narrow doorways in case you accidentally jam the warhead of a missile into a wall. That's before you even ta...
by Jack Cade
Wed Sep 04, 2013 9:46 am
Forum: Comics, Cartoons and Movies
Topic: MTMTE 21 predictions
Replies: 42
Views: 8224

Re: MTMTE 21 predictions

I'm also on the 'Whirl will die' bandwagon. It's building up to a pretty big 'when you least expect it' moment. He's started to bond with Cyclonus, opened up to him about how messed up he is, saved Cyc's life, and the two of them are about to pull a mighty save. I'm not sure if Cyc will do it himsel...
by Jack Cade
Wed Sep 04, 2013 9:38 am
Forum: Comics, Cartoons and Movies
Topic: Read all of MTMTE in the span of about 48 hours.
Replies: 11
Views: 3182

Re: Read all of MTMTE in the span of about 48 hours.

The wait is getting worse every issue. For the last two, I have been logged into Comixology all morning and early afternoon on the day of release, hitting refresh in between every other thing I do and feeling this squeeze of sadness when the list doesn't update. I need to find more people to give al...
by Jack Cade
Sun Aug 04, 2013 10:38 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: F***ity Time Travel
Replies: 4
Views: 2207

Re: F***ity Time Travel

Slightly disappointed - I thought this was going to be a thread where you'd travelled from the future, only to arrive in exactly the wrong time and place to make any effectual change. Now you're stuck on the Transfans forum with only us lot to tell about the oncoming disaster that will engulf mankind.
by Jack Cade
Wed Jul 31, 2013 2:04 pm
Forum: Comics, Cartoons and Movies
Topic: MTMTE #19
Replies: 41
Views: 7326

Re: MTMTE #19

Well, some gobsmacking stuff. * I've been kinda waiting for Ambulon to be offed ever since he appeared. There's still a little hope for him, of course, but he's by far the most disposable character - never turned up on the Meet the Cast page, his secrets/background all exposed, no particularly uniqu...
by Jack Cade
Tue Jul 30, 2013 7:45 pm
Forum: Comics, Cartoons and Movies
Topic: MTMTE #19
Replies: 41
Views: 7326

Re: MTMTE #19

Less than 24 hours to go, people! Spotted some reviews coming up that promise a packed issue.
by Jack Cade
Sat Jul 27, 2013 2:48 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Transfans.co.uk server move
Replies: 62
Views: 9488

Re: Transfans.co.uk server move

Hallo chaps. So I struggled with the changeover at first, but I always do, so have given it some time to settle in. Generally, it feels very wide and expansive, which I'm still getting used to. One thing I find very unusual and which keeps fooling me is that the thread title is repeated in every pos...
by Jack Cade
Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:07 pm
Forum: Comics, Cartoons and Movies
Topic: MTMTE #19
Replies: 41
Views: 7326

Re: MTMTE #19

Full preview!

http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/ ... iew/28013/

Thorough explanation of what's happening with Magnus, but I'm a little concerned that it takes up about a third of the issue.
by Jack Cade
Wed Jul 24, 2013 11:45 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Pacific Rim
Replies: 30
Views: 6839

Re: Pacific Rim

I thought the action sequences were great, personally, despite the dark and rain. Shame that, for all del Toro's stated intentions, it descends into being a mighty whitey Big Hero movie, but I loved the Jaegers. I supposed I was disappointed though - firstly in the kaiju, which all seemed very simil...
by Jack Cade
Wed Jul 24, 2013 11:40 pm
Forum: Comics, Cartoons and Movies
Topic: Is Transformers (2007) better than Transformers: The Movie ?
Replies: 17
Views: 4512

Re: Is Transformers (2007) better than Transformers: The Mov

The 1986 is better, I think by almost any standard. It's still only a 3-star movie at best, but it has more visual flair, better voice acting, more memorable characters and a style of its own. The 2007 one is hamstrung by its appalling action sequences - very hard to follow first time, and full of c...
by Jack Cade
Wed Jun 19, 2013 2:37 pm
Forum: Comics, Cartoons and Movies
Topic: MTMTE #18 Preview (Spoilers obv)
Replies: 35
Views: 6793

Re: MTMTE #18 Preview (Spoilers obv)

Wow.

I know we always say this, but it's going to be a hell of a long wait now.

Question about that final page reveal: does that mean he was lying about how long he's been there, or is there something even more dastardly going on?
by Jack Cade
Wed Jun 12, 2013 9:21 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Coin Opera 2: Fulminare's Revenge
Replies: 2
Views: 1800

Re: Coin Opera 2: Fulminare's Revenge

Cheers, Besters!

Too late for this book, but if this goes well, I might start a little blog or something to feature more game poems.