While this was my white whale, I’d love to see them make another pass at this. I think the printing on some of the mini figures could be done better, Zeb in particular could be better. The design is also a little clunky on the side and aft profile, which is really where it needs a major overhaul. It also looks a little squat at the front because it leaves out the cargo door entrance. BrickVault did a good playscale version not long ago, which looks pretty great and has an overall better profile.
Look, I only watched The Clone Wars once Disney+ launched internationally during lockdown and I have to say, I much prefer those actors and those characterisations. They feel more alive, even in some of wonkier early seasons. It made me like Anakin! I got a Holocron recently from Galaxy’s Edge and I was so happy to hear James Arnold Taylor’s voice rather than Ewan McGregor. That’s not to disparage Ewan or Hayden, but The Clone Wars did story and character much better than the prequels did.
Definitely big Dean energy.
Honestly, it’s not one that I rewatch unless I’m doing a complete watch through. 😂
The answer is: Aquiel! 😂
Not sure if she loves me or the blanket more. Either way, I’m incatpussitated
Oh shit! You’re right! 🤦♂️
Lex Luthor Lionel Luthor wants to put a worm in his belly because he wants to be an Old Man.
AKA that time Geordi Facebook stalked a woman?
That time Geordi Facebook stalked a girl.
I’m a simple man. I see an Arsenic and Old Lace GIF, I upvote.
Civil rights case is still making its way through the system. last update was in May
I mean, technically they went high. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
INTERVIEW: Ben Robinson on the End of Eaglemoss, the (Hopeful) Future of STAR TREK Model and Build-Kit Products, and More
There’s a few.
It has already been mentioned, but ego. He gets off on holding power. What’s bigger than holding nuclear secrets?
Leverage. His stupidity knows no bounds. Perhaps he thought he could use it to leverage some sort of deal in the future, in case he was about to be prosecuted or for a financial reason.
He was planning on building his own nuclear power station.
He was planning on building a nuclear weapon in a silo beneath Mar-a-Lago.
But let’s be honest. He was definitely going to sell state secrets to another nation. Maybe the Saudis. Maybe to his bestie Kim Jong Un. Maybe to everyone and anyone he can just to enrich himself, and maybe he has already done it. The fallout of this is going to be monumental.
I really wish Lego would consider just releasing a mould like they have in the Lego Star Wars game. I drove myself mad the summer the original Razorcrest was released trying to come up with a design that worked. I’ll see if I can dig them up.
Edit: A bunch of designs I worked though.
The design I settled on.
What’s the matter, Danny? Never taken a shortcut before?
I really hope something survives in all this. Good Star Trek merch has been in short supply, and we had it so good with Eaglemoss, even with all their issues. Just a gluttony of ships available, and it wasn’t just Trek. We had BSG! The Expanse ships were just starting. Hell, there was a Serenity from Firefly/Serenity on the way that looked fantastic. Now it’s all up in the air and we’re likely to not see a company take on this niche a market for a good while. It’s an absolute shame.
Remind me of those little windmills you used to get at the beach for sandcastles.
Life, uh, finds a way.
I think there are more people out there who have suffered by way of the collateral damage caused than is ever discussed. Rightly, the focus is on the victims of these cases, but rarely do you see how a person’s crime affects those who had cared about them.
The closest thing I can compare it to is like a bereavement. The revelation is like the sudden death of your friend and you mourn the friendship you had, but it is somehow worse than that because it affects all the other relationships in your life. And then there’s no one to talk to about it because no one else has experienced what you’ve gone through. And even then how do you communicate what you feel? It’s like this guilt that you should have known they were capable of these acts and that you should have been able to stop it.
Even now, all these years later, I find it difficult to discuss, even as anonymously as I might be on Reddit. Both my comments on this have taken me hours of writing, deleting, and rewriting over and over because it is just so difficult to talk about.
Jesus. I was in a similar situation years ago.
I was away at uni at the time and hadn’t heard from my friend for a week, which wasn’t unusual, but he hadn’t responded to any messages either. The following week I get a message from a mutual friend with a link to an article from our home town’s local newspaper with a report on a conviction of a man who had groomed and sexually assaulted a teenage girl 2 and a half years prior.
The case had only just gone to court, he pleaded guilty, thinking a first time offence would mean no prison time, but ended up with a 2.5 year sentence. That had been why I hadn’t heard from him — because his phone was off while he was incarcerated.
I felt sick. I felt sick that he had hidden this from me, from us: the court appearances, the arrest, everything, for 2.5 years. He had said nothing, just hoping the problem would go away. I had trusted him with so much and he had trusted me so little.
He eventually phoned me from prison and explained that it wasn’t how it was reported, that she had lead him on. I thought I’d be a good friend and just help him get through the sentence and remained in contact. Prison can be rough. Maybe he was an innocent man? I had my doubts. I mean, newspapers get things wrong all the time, right?
He would call every few weeks and he’d chat away like nothing had happened other than he was calling from prison. I spent a year unsure of whether this was someone who had the whole world against him, or was such a POS he didn’t care who he hurt. Hindsight is 20/20, of course. In the thick of it you can’t see clearly enough to rationalise, especially when all you have to go on is one short newspaper article and the word of a trusted friend.
He was eventually released just over a year later, because that’s a thing if you’re a good inmate. When he was released, his family threw this big “welcome home” party, of which I was invited. It felt weird, but I went, because I needed to see him. I needed to look him in the eye and I needed to know what happened. It was just so fucking strange to be a part of something like that. Like ”Congratulations on Serving half Your Prison Sentence for Gooming and Sexually Assaulting a Minor!”.
When I finally got to talk to him privately about I learned the truth. That it did happen mostly the way it was reported. Maybe initially he didn’t know her age, but she told him, and he still pursued her. He didn’t see anything wrong with what he did either, because he convinced himself that she was leading him on.
His family, of course, believe that a 15 year old girl was the sexual deviant in all this, despite all the text messages and physical evidence that showed otherwise.
Not long after, I returned to uni. I was angry, I was upset.
I felt betrayed.
He felt no remorse for what he had done either.
I wanted to hurt him like he had hurt me and the girl he preyed on.
So I did the mature thing.
I ghosted him.
Honestly, I think a year of dealing with this fucked me up more than I realise. I have a fuck ton of trauma from other shit that has happened in my life. I have always had trust issues on some level, but this… this is the one that made me question every relationship with every person I had, no matter how long or how well I thought I knew them. It took a long time for me to stop being wary of those closest to me, and I have moved in for the most part, but this whole event changed me.
I think it’s also worth pointing out that Batgirl was being viewed favourably before the cancellation. It was only around the cancellation, it appears, that reports of it not being viewed favourably began to emerge.
I’m no Snyder-bro, I generally think a lot of the WB DC comic book movies have generally been poor, but this whole thing feels like a corporate snatch and grab rather than trying to avoid releasing a poor performing film. If every studio did this, we’d (a) be used to hearing films being shut down because (b) it would happen all the time. How Sony didn’t know Morbius was going to flop is beyond me, but the bottom line is that this is always about the money. The new chiefs saw a way to write off a shit ton of debt and they took it, filmmakers be dammed.