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alexb
06-04-2007, 06:34 PM
I mean, really, aren't they?

poetfox
06-04-2007, 06:38 PM
http://www.scarygoround.com/images/shop-bears.gif

alexb
06-04-2007, 06:39 PM
Yeah! Exactly!

Excitemike
06-04-2007, 06:42 PM
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d25/eye_robot/miscellaneous/bears.gif

alexb
06-04-2007, 06:50 PM
I know! Isn't it crazy?

Sarcasmorator
06-04-2007, 07:00 PM
Not my type. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bear_community)

poetfox
06-04-2007, 07:02 PM
YOU RUINED IT! It was supposed to be alexb talking, picture, alexb talking, and you RUINED IT!
*goes and cries in a corner somewhere...*

alexb
06-04-2007, 07:04 PM
No, no, no. Real bears, man. Real bears wearing fezs and riding unicycles and tearing the flesh off your back with their fetid claws. Bears, man! Walking upright and growling and tracking your ass for miles. Climbing trees, getting up in your food supply. Climbing utility poles and electrocuting themselves! Bears! Bears! Nature's most majestic creature. How can you not love them intrinsically?

sraymonds
06-04-2007, 07:24 PM
What types of bears are we talking about? I always preferred koala bears.

alexb
06-04-2007, 07:29 PM
The kind that are actually bears. Family Ursidae.

BEAT
06-04-2007, 07:30 PM
Bears are at their most awesome when they are onfire.

Same deal as tigers, really.

Savathun
06-04-2007, 07:32 PM
Bears bore me. So do bores, actually.

sraymonds
06-04-2007, 07:36 PM
I doubt that bare boars could bear boring you, but do boring bears bear down on bare boards?

I got nothing.

openedsource
06-04-2007, 07:45 PM
http://www.chax.net/gloomy01.gif

Calorie Mate
06-04-2007, 09:53 PM
I have a picture involving bears that I would like to post here, but I can't until I return to my personal computer on Friday evening.

Excitemike
06-04-2007, 09:58 PM
DA BEARS!

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d25/eye_robot/miscellaneous/fridge.jpg

openedsource
06-05-2007, 05:03 AM
I have a picture involving bears that I would like to post here, but I can't until I return to my personal computer on Friday evening.

It doesn't involve hirsute, burly men, does it?

philliam
06-05-2007, 07:35 AM
what's the best type of bear?

TheSL
06-05-2007, 07:39 AM
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c74/TheSL/bearcountry.png

Balrog
06-05-2007, 07:46 AM
Bears eat beets. Bears. Beets. Battlestar Galactica.

R^2
06-05-2007, 08:07 AM
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c74/TheSL/bearcountry.png

We can't stop here.

djSyndrome
06-05-2007, 09:29 AM
http://www.shipbrook.com/karen/blog/images/smbear.jpg

Excitemike
06-05-2007, 09:36 AM
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d25/eye_robot/miscellaneous/huggy.jpg

marcalan
06-05-2007, 09:40 AM
Bears fucking rock man. Better than sharks or orcas, also known as the assholes of the sea.

Zef
06-05-2007, 09:47 AM
Bear + Orca colors = asshole bear:

http://www.the-weaving.com/images/temp/avatar-genma.jpg

JCDenton
06-05-2007, 11:27 AM
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a277/flufsesshomaru/rtbh99sbeercavalryiw5.jpg

alexb
06-05-2007, 12:32 PM
Brown bears, man. Or maybe black. Yeah, black bears. I was up in the Smokies once and was driving through a park with my family. There was a bear on the far side of the road. I saw it. It saw me. I saw it seeing me. So I rolled down the window and said to the bear, "Fsomeiusnlmfuo!" This amused the bear so greatly that it launched itself at my vehicle to parlay more intimately. But dad drove off in a hurry. I love bears, man.

Dampe
06-05-2007, 02:34 PM
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b378/ShadowkinsKoD/detail-threat.gif

openedsource
06-05-2007, 02:42 PM
Brown bears, man. Or maybe black. Yeah, black bears. I was up in the Smokies once and was driving through a park with my family. There was a bear on the far side of the road. I saw it. It saw me. I saw it seeing me. So I rolled down the window and said to the bear, "Fsomeiusnlmfuo!" This amused the bear so greatly that it launched itself at my vehicle to parlay more intimately. But dad drove off in a hurry. I love bears, man.

Wait...

..

Is this racist?

NoKidding
06-05-2007, 02:58 PM
http://athena.divshare.com/s03/files/2007/06/05/848843/shar.jpg

TheSL
06-05-2007, 03:12 PM
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/ae/Smokey3.jpg

Thinaran
06-05-2007, 03:19 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v216/Thinaran/fc09715a.png

TheSL
06-05-2007, 03:24 PM
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/3/35/BerenstainBears.JPG

Makkara
06-05-2007, 03:27 PM
http://bkmarcus.com/blog/images/cartoons/BamseHappy.gif

R^2
06-05-2007, 03:30 PM
This thread is unbearable. I can barely stand it.

NoKidding
06-05-2007, 03:42 PM
Are polar bears awesome? I don't think they are too awesome.

alexb
06-05-2007, 03:49 PM
Sure polar bears are awesome. Especially when they have hands and wear armor.

djSyndrome
06-05-2007, 03:59 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v216/Thinaran/fc09715a.png

OH CHRIST NO NOT PEDOBEAR.

Excitemike
06-05-2007, 04:02 PM
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d25/eye_robot/miscellaneous/battlebear.jpg

Calorie Mate
06-05-2007, 05:38 PM
I always always terrified of the Berenstein Bears. Look how horrible their claws look! I'm positive they're just waiting for me to lower my guard.

openedsource
06-05-2007, 06:36 PM
Are polar bears awesome? I don't think they are too awesome.

http://image.jeuxvideo.com/images/ga/i/c/icecga00b.jpg

Savathun
06-05-2007, 07:37 PM
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d25/eye_robot/miscellaneous/battlebear.jpg

Ah, those were the best toys, man. Except the stickers kept coming off.

Calorie Mate
06-05-2007, 07:56 PM
I was always partial to Z-bots.

Savathun
06-05-2007, 07:58 PM
Oh, you know I had the Z-Bots. Actually, in some of my more shameful moments, I used to think about how totally awesome a Z-Bots movie would be. This was usually when I was in PE class or something, walking around the track, completely bored.

Torgo
06-05-2007, 08:32 PM
At the mention of Z-bots, this thread's awesome just multiplied one thousand fold. I still have 'em lying in an old tub somewhere in my garage.

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b139/I_am_Torgo/mentor.jpg
Mentor pwns 'j00.

(Image stolen the Micro Machines Museum (http://www.m2museum.com/Zbots/Zbots.htm))

openedsource
06-05-2007, 08:41 PM
I'll see your Z-bot, and raise you a Go-bot:

http://www.counter-x.net/gobots/photos/tux/original/11.jpg

Then, so as to tie the two prevailing thread themes together:

http://images.businessweek.com/ss/06/09/popular_toys/image/teddy_ruxpin.jpg

alexb
06-05-2007, 09:08 PM
Teddy Ruxpin is not a bear. He is an illiop. So he doesn't count. But he is also wonderful because he teaches us all the meaning of kindness and merchandising.

shivam
06-05-2007, 09:15 PM
while we're on the topic of toys that should stay in our childhood, anyone remember that tv series which had the toys that you could like link two halves together? it was a man split down the middle with like a jet or something.

Calorie Mate
06-05-2007, 09:17 PM
Here we go:

1. Dude, I totally had that Z-bot. I still have a bunch of mine somewhere, too. In fact, there was one green guy with a big gun my brother and I fought over all the time. I visited his dorm room a couple weeks ago, and saw it on his desk, so I stole it. Old habits die hard I guess.

2. I'm going to be blunt: Go-bots were just Transformers for poor kids. They pretty much sucked ass.

3. I had that Teddy Ruxpin, but all my childhood memories of it have been replaced by my last memory of it: a couple years ago my best friend and I found it in my garage, and put in a different cassette than the one we were supposed to. The combination of this, the low batteries, and years of neglect caused Teddy to gyrate his limbs spastically and speak in gibberish that I'm pretty sure was the language spoken in Mordor. It was terrifying. I honestly don't know what happened to the doll after that.

Healy
06-05-2007, 09:23 PM
http://img201.imageshack.us/img201/9787/bankingbearscopygr8.jpg

What.

Torgo
06-05-2007, 09:24 PM
3. I had that Teddy Ruxpin, but all my childhood memories of it have been replaced by my last memory of it: a couple years ago my best friend and I found it in my garage, and put in a different cassette than the one we were supposed to. The combination of this, the low batteries, and years of neglect caused Teddy to gyrate his limbs spastically and speak in gibberish that I'm pretty sure was the language spoken in Mordor. It was terrifying. I honestly don't know what happened to the doll after that.
That is, without a doubt, the best thing I've read all day.

PROtip: If the sky went dark and the ground started shaking, it was indeed the black tongue.

blitzchamp
06-05-2007, 09:30 PM
Does this (http://video.xanga.com/cutare/1fedf213386/video.html) really seem interesting? Don't think so.

alexb
06-05-2007, 09:32 PM
I was a great fan of Mr. Ruxpin. Used to have him sit on my bed even when I was asleep. Until that fateful night there was a thunderstorm and I wisely moved him across the room, lest he help conduct fatal amounts of lightning into my young body.

TheSL
06-05-2007, 10:34 PM
My little brother gouged out the eye of my Teddy Ruxpin when I was like 4. It was like the effin Terminator after that, scarred me for life.

Excitemike
06-05-2007, 10:50 PM
I'll see your Z-bot, and raise you a Go-bot:

http://www.counter-x.net/gobots/photos/tux/original/11.jpg

huh huh he's got a top hat.

while we're on the topic of toys that should stay in our childhood, anyone remember that TV series which had the toys that you could like link two halves together? it was a man split down the middle with like a jet or something.
That sounds like the villain from Centurions, "Doc Terror". Somehow I've had to identify this series a couple of times for people on forums. Strange. It must have been extra forgettable.

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d25/eye_robot/miscellaneous/centurionsdrterrorloosec.jpg
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d25/eye_robot/miscellaneous/Centurions_evil_robot_crop.jpg

The heroes in the series wore armored suits with different pieces you could attach and mix and match with other figures. The two villains were cyborgs whose bodies split in half. They could mix and match halves with each other and with their hench-robots.

Torgo
06-05-2007, 10:57 PM
Centurions was freaking awesome.

Back in the day it was, anyway. Now it's probably just corny as all get out.

Excitemike
06-05-2007, 11:03 PM
Cartoon Network was running it for a while. Pure Ruby-Spears cheese BUT they had an orangataun that wore the same armor, so it's kind of a wash.

Torgo
06-05-2007, 11:10 PM
Cartoon Network was running it for a while.
Where do you think I watched it? Having been born in the mid-eighties, by the time I had become it's target age it's time had long since passed. It was actually what introduced me to CN.

It was a blessed time for the channel though. It was still a new beast and hadn't started to subsist entirely on Scooby-doo. ...Not that Dynomutt was any better, but still..

Savathun
06-05-2007, 11:24 PM
I had that Z-Bot, as well. And the one that was EXACTLY the same, only blue and red.

Anyone remember Monster in my Pocket? Mon in my Poke, I guess. Those were fun.

I also had those little micro-machines credit cards that folded out into a little tiny desert with a road down the middle and a tiny catcus you could stand up. I must've driven that stupid mini-car down that stupid mini-road so many times.

I just, you know, I like microcosms.

Excitemike
06-05-2007, 11:33 PM
It was a blessed time for the channel though.

Apologies for derailing the thread, but I am gripped by nostalgia and OH WAIT THIS IS THE PIT OF FLAMES FUCK BEARS! FUCK THEM IN THE EYE!

When I was but a nerd-cub, the USA channel would show a block of cartoons called the Cartoon Express for pretty much the entire afternoon on weekends. It largely consisted of Hanna Barbera rejects from the seventies. Captain Caveman, Hong Kong Phooey, Jabberjaw, Funky Phantom, Speed Buggy, The Laugh-a-Lympics. The god damn Laff-a-Lympics. Super Globetrotters. The Robotic Three Stooges (I shit you not). The Hair Bear Bunch (shiver). I'm editing myself, I could go on all night. And also Voltron. Anyway, most of this stuff was retread when CN first went on the air and it was glorious. And for a short time, when their only original shows were Dexter's Laboratory and Space Ghost: Coast to Coast, it was the best god damn network in the history and the future of television, amen.

P.S.- For what it's worth, those toys were hell of awesome. Big and sturdy and fun to play with. The underwater guy with the mustache was my bath time buddy.

Thinaran
06-06-2007, 12:55 AM
Wait, are we hating bears now? If so, I have to post this one:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v216/Thinaran/692fd44c.jpg

alexb
06-06-2007, 06:29 AM
Man, we are not talking about 50-year-old, drug addled psychic children. We just aren't going there. And let me say that love and hate are on a continuum, a little circle, if you will. You hate bears hard enough and it just comes around to love again. So is it possible that maybe you actually love them and just need to accept that fact? Yes, it's okay.

Excitemike
06-06-2007, 07:22 AM
That's beautiful.
And by beautiful, I mean a complete bullshit.

I love you, man.

Torgo
06-06-2007, 07:39 AM
When I was but a nerd-cub, the USA channel would show a block of cartoons called the Cartoon Express for pretty much the entire afternoon on weekends. It largely consisted of Hanna Barbera rejects from the seventies. Captain Caveman, Hong Kong Phooey, Jabberjaw, Funky Phantom, Speed Buggy, The Laugh-a-Lympics. The god damn Laff-a-Lympics. Super Globetrotters. The Robotic Three Stooges (I shit you not). The Hair Bear Bunch (shiver). I'm editing myself, I could go on all night. And also Voltron. Anyway, most of this stuff was retread when CN first went on the air and it was glorious. And for a short time, when their only original shows were Dexter's Laboratory and Space Ghost: Coast to Coast, it was the best god damn network in the history and the future of television, amen.
Don't forget the Banana Splits, my friend.

Yes, for awhile it was very much the Hanna-Barbera channel. But back then they also showed a lot of Warner Bros. and Tom And Jerry and the like back then, so I can forgive them for Jabberjaw. (And for the record, I also remember the Robotic Three Stooges.)

But yes, those days when their original content could only be counted one hand were some of the best. At least that's what nostalgia tells me. I'm pretty sure Coast to Coast still holds up on some level or another, though.

marcalan
06-06-2007, 08:30 AM
Yeah, I remember when CN showed all those old shows. I only watched it for the WB shorts at the time.

I also remember when Sci Fi channel showed anime. Akira was one of their first movies, along with Vampire Hunter D and Lensman. I never could figure out what was supposed to be on that fucking bear in Akira. Sweat? Drool? What?

Excitemike
06-06-2007, 08:39 AM
Milk. Symbolic of nuturing children.

Sci Fi was my first exposure to Shirow Masamune via Dominion: Tank Police. Just thinking about it makes me hear that one song on the English dub that they just loop over and over and over...

djSyndrome
06-06-2007, 08:47 AM
I always wondered what I was missing out on by playing video games instead of watching cartoons.

Now I know. And knowing is half the battle (or so I've been told).

Excitemike
06-06-2007, 09:03 AM
I always wondered what I was missing out on by playing video games instead of watching cartoons.

Now I know. And knowing is half the battle (or so I've been told).
Oh man, I did both! What were you wasting your time with?
Also: What do breasts feel like? Bags of sand, right?

djSyndrome
06-06-2007, 09:14 AM
Also: What do breasts feel like? Bags of sand, right?

I'll get back to you on that one.

alexb
06-06-2007, 09:17 AM
Human breasts or the kind you find on bears? Either way, I'm sure the answer is balloons filled with warm custard.

Torgo
06-06-2007, 09:21 AM
The old Sci-Fi anime showings is where I saw Green Legend Ran.

I don't remember the film particularly well (lots of scenes and images and a vauge recollection of the plot, but no dialouge). I just remember it being really freaking weird.

Mightyblue
06-06-2007, 10:39 AM
I rented that on VHS about 5-6 years ago, back when I really started to get into anime. It's not bad. anidb (http://anidb.info/perl-bin/animedb.pl?show=anime&aid=322)

Savathun
06-06-2007, 11:04 AM
I used to pretty much only watch Cartoon Network for Sailor Moon (which, Jesus, I think I taped because I was in school when it came on), and then they screwed me over by not showing the big finale. Apparently they were holding off on it, and instead just started the whole series over again from the beginning.

And by the time they DID show it, I no longer had cable.

Never did find out what happened, but I assume the Sailor Scouts win.

blitzchamp
06-06-2007, 11:10 AM
I used to pretty much only watch Cartoon Network for Sailor Moon (which, Jesus, I think I taped because I was in school when it came on), and then they screwed me over by not showing the big finale. Apparently they were holding off on it, and instead just started the whole series over again from the beginning.

And by the time they DID show it, I no longer had cable.

Never did find out what happened, but I assume the Sailor Scouts win.

I had missed so many episodes since I only saw it when I used to get ready for school in the morning on UPN 44. Last year they uploaded a ton of episodes to Youtube and thats how I caught up on the series all the way to the end of the last episode in the Sailor Stars saga.

Mightyblue
06-06-2007, 11:11 AM
I watched all the way up to the SuperS arc I think, then I slapped myself and thought "WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU WATCHING BOY!? Do you have no male pride?" And after that, I have an almost physical aversion to Sailor Moon and most mahou shoujo shows.

blitzchamp
06-06-2007, 11:13 AM
I watched all the way up to the SuperS arc I think, then I slapped myself and thought "WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU WATCHING BOY!? Do you have no male pride?" And after that, I have an almost physical aversion to Sailor Moon and most mahou shoujo shows.

Haha yah, I had to know what happened though. I should have known how the series would end though.

Torgo
06-06-2007, 11:15 AM
Just as CN was starting up Toonami with the likes of Sailor Moon and DBZ, my friends tried to sit me down in front of SM. After about ten minutes I was fed up and told them they were idiots.

It would only be a matter of weeks before they'd agree with me and never admit to liking it in the first place.

Little Sampson
06-06-2007, 11:18 AM
I never watched SM. And I never felt compelled to.

Mightyblue
06-06-2007, 11:18 AM
I dunno, I think the reason I kept watching is that I'd just gone through that magical time when boys discover girls are more interesting than flinging boogers at each other, and by that point the sailor scouts had acquired boobies somewhere. Then I started watching DBZ and the rest of my life's been a trainwreck.

marcalan
06-06-2007, 11:19 AM
Heh, I remember when they showed Gundum Wing. I still have a soft spot in my heart for that show.

My mom even watched it, more than I did actually. Eventually, she started taking notes to keep track of the the hell was going on.

I also watched Dragon Ball Z for a bit, at least regularly through the Frieza saga. My patience ran out about the fifth episode of the last five minutes of Namek. Off and on during the Cell saga, but I stopped entirely during the Buu saga. I liked it when it focused on Gohan, but Goku was just worn out. Then later I learned that Toriyama wanted to focus on Gohan, but the fans wanted Goku back.

And that is when I started hating fans. They're almost as bad as orcas, the assholes of the seas.

blitzchamp
06-06-2007, 11:25 AM
Heh, I remember when they showed Gundum Wing. I still have a soft spot in my heart for that show.

My mom even watched it, more than I did actually. Eventually, she started taking notes to keep track of the the hell was going on.

I also watched Dragon Ball Z for a bit, at least regularly through the Frieza saga. My patience ran out about the fifth episode of the last five minutes of Namek. Off and on during the Cell saga, but I stopped entirely during the Buu saga. I liked it when it focused on Gohan, but Goku was just worn out. Then later I learned that Toriyama wanted to focus on Gohan, but the fans wanted Goku back.

And that is when I started hating fans. They're almost as bad as orcas, the assholes of the seas.

Yah I like Gohan better too. One Christmas, years ago, my parents bought me a whole DVD set of the Frieza Saga and it's still sitting in my home. Hopefully it will sell okay on EBay.

Torgo
06-06-2007, 11:36 AM
My understanding is that GT was never supposed to happen and its existence was entirely fan driven.* I haven't watched it, but I have a vision in my head of a big, long Mega Man X6.

*Actually I've heard that pretty much everything after Frieza was made by fan demand.

Gundam Wing sometimes seems as if they tapped my brain to find out exactly what I don't like. Teenage angsting and pseudo-philosophical rambling? Where do I sign!? Seriously though, my main problem with Wing is that the good guys are way overpowered. I mean, as a viewer I couldn't suspend my disbelief for one second that they could actually lose, much less die.

Now 08th MS Team? There's a show I can get behind. It's awesome and it all wraps up in fifteen or so episodes.

Mightyblue
06-06-2007, 11:39 AM
Actually, 08th MS is a series of OVAs, like Stardust Memory, so the animation quality is much better than TV production Gundam shows. It's no coincidence that those two series are probably my favorite Gundam shows as well.

Squall
06-06-2007, 11:41 AM
Gundam Wing is just another one of Japan's ploys to addict 100% of the Earth's population to Gundam.
Re: It's Gundam for Girls.

blitzchamp
06-06-2007, 11:47 AM
Actually, 08th MS is a series of OVAs, like Stardust Memory, so the animation quality is much better than TV production Gundam shows. It's no coincidence that those two series are probably my favorite Gundam shows as well.

Stardust Memory was awesome. When I saw it on Adult Swim a few years back I was hooked. I think it was actually better than Gundam Wing sometimes.

Torgo
06-06-2007, 11:55 AM
I don't watch the Adult Swims anymore. Do they even show anything besides Inuyasha reruns these days? It would be nice if they ran something that wasn't 1000 episodes long. Same applies to day time CN, which I've noticed still runs daily DBZ/GT and Naruto.

blitzchamp
06-06-2007, 11:58 AM
I don't watch the Adult Swims anymore. Do they even show anything besides Inuyasha reruns these days? It would be nice if they ran something that wasn't 1000 episodes long. Same applies to day time CN, which I've noticed still runs daily DBZ/GT and Naruto.

I'm not sure. I know they really toned down the anime though in favor of shows like Family Guy, Futurama, Robot Chicken, and Aqua Teen Hunger Force. I think Cowboy Bebop still plays every once in awhile and a couple of freaky animes that make no sense to me.

Torgo
06-06-2007, 12:03 PM
I'm not sure. I know they really toned down the anime though in favor of shows like Family Guy, Futurama, Robot Chicken, and Aqua Teen Hunger Force.
Oh goody...

Thinaran
06-06-2007, 12:26 PM
But how about them bears, eh?

Excitemike
06-06-2007, 12:29 PM
I've started to warm up to InuYasha, but it mostly makes me want to check out the manga. Rumiko Takashi FTW.

Don't be so quick to dismiss Sailor Moon. It does go downhill pretty quickly, but the first season is terrific. I re-watched it a few years ago. It stands shoulder to shoulder with any other great anime series.

Savathun
06-06-2007, 12:57 PM
I don't mind Inuyasha when I happen to catch it late at night. It's almost comforting watching a show that I know is long and completely incomprehensible to me because I haven't seen previous episodes.

As far as anime goes, though, R.O.D. The TV and Haibane Renmei have pretty much ruined everything else for me. Nothing's been able to top those for me.

marcalan
06-06-2007, 01:03 PM
CN moved things around a few years ago. They took Toonami off weekdays and put it on Saturday evenings. They've run Paranoia Agent, Bobobo Bo Bobobo, Evangelion, Gundam SEED, Cowboy Bepop, Samurai Champloo, Bleach, Naruto (which I'm warming up to), and a shit ton of others I can't remember.

In Toonami's place they put in Miguzi, which has thankfully died a quiet death. All they ran were shitty French cartoons, like Totally Spies and some cyberspace cartoon that ran on illogic and baby farts.

But bears? Bears still fucking rock. Especially in Shadowrun, where bear shaman rule.

Excitemike
06-06-2007, 01:04 PM
I started Haibane Renmei but it didn't do anyting for me. My girlfriend has been wanting to watch it, so I might give it another shot.

blitzchamp
06-06-2007, 01:04 PM
As far as anime goes, though, R.O.D. The TV and Haibane Renmei have pretty much ruined everything else for me. Nothing's been able to top those for me.

I haven't seen any of those. I'll have to check those out

Savathun
06-06-2007, 01:10 PM
I guess they kinda are girly shows and I've heard a lot of people say they don't like them, so I can understand. And they're definitely not action-oriented. R.O.D. is, to some extent, but... ah.. I admit, I really just like it for the characters.

Excitemike
06-06-2007, 01:32 PM
I think the designs of Yoshitoshi ABe (yeah, not a typo, that's how he spells it) are amazing, and I've been looking for one of his shows that I might like. Serial Experiments Lain was too pretentious and way too slow and I skipped Texhnolyze (oi vey, I had to look that one up) because it sounded like Lain. Niea_7 is the one I like best so far. It's like a really somber Uresei Yatsura, firmly planted in the real world but silly enough to also be entertaining. I've been meaning to give it another go.

Torgo
06-06-2007, 02:14 PM
When I move out and get settled with a job that allows me a little more spending money, I intend to catch up on my anime. The last things I watched were Trigun and the first part of Big O, and that was nearly four years ago now. I've barely watched anything since then. Fortunately, it's all dirt cheap on ebay. (Seriously, why would anyone ever pay full retail at a store for the stuff?)

(And no, I've never seen Cowboy Bebop. I fail at teh animes.)

Excitemike
06-06-2007, 03:30 PM
I don't even talk about Bebop because, seriously, I'm not worthy.

shivam
06-06-2007, 03:46 PM
ABe is my favorite anime artist, bar none, and i will watch anything his team puts out. Renmei became really good at the end, once you figured out what the hell was going on, but i like lain and niea more.

Chu
06-06-2007, 03:55 PM
Wow, Green Legend Ran. I remember seeing it on Sci Fi channel ages ago as well, and thanks to a Google search years later I was able to find it again. After watching it more recently... well, yeah. It's still pretty weird.

What really got me is that there's some new movie or something called Origins: Spirits of the Past that sounds remarkably similar. Basically, the Earth is screwed over and humans and plants aren't getting along well. A young boy teams up with a mysterious girl who has some sort of mystical powers to save the day. Hrm. I'm sure that Origins has a bigger budget and way more publicity than GLR did, though.

I remember starting to watch Haibane Renmei, but I never got a chance to finish. I had maybe one DVD left to go before I had to leave for college or something, and the rental store that had the series was in my hometown. Oh well, I'm not sure if I want to start the series over or try to pick up where I left off.

Squall
06-06-2007, 03:58 PM
Basically, the Earth is screwed over and humans and plants aren't getting along well. A young boy teams up with a mysterious girl who has some sort of mystical powers to save the day. Hrm.

Wasn't that the plot of most anime movies/OAVs from the 80s? And RPGs for the past 20 years? Hell, that's almost the plot of the Matrix.

Chu
06-06-2007, 04:11 PM
Touché.

(Wow, I just found out that posts have to be at least 10 characters in length, otherwise the board won't accept it. That's interesting.)

Oh yeah, speaking of bears, (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,274257,00.html) I heard about this while listening to a radio show the other day.

Savathun
06-06-2007, 04:21 PM
I managed to catch the rest of Haibane Renmei on Youtube, but I'd like to buy it when I get the chance. The dub is also very good, as is the one for R.O.D.

Torgo
06-06-2007, 04:22 PM
That news link conjures up so many different thoughts the only way I can post them is to list them.


Problems with bears? In Alaska? No way!
What a stupid idea.
This is never going to pass. The same whiners that won't let us drill in ANWR (which most every Alaskan wants by the way, unless the political climate there has substantially changed in the last three years) won't let this happen either.
Avoiding problems with said bears is easy if you're half intelligent.
lolol fox news bias amirite?

Savathun
06-06-2007, 04:28 PM
I love the idea of dyeing animals. I'm sure it won't affect the animal in any way or lead to any strange social behavior among its fellows.

And then we can have generous companies funding these things, so they can have ads dyed on 'em. "This Kodiak brought to you by Kodak film!"

Torgo
06-06-2007, 04:38 PM
I love the idea of dyeing animals. I'm sure it won't affect the animal in any way or lead to any strange social behavior among its fellows.
The problem is that it sticks out like a sore thumb now in its habitat, which I would think has to have some sort of effect on it's ability to navigate amongst the other wildlife or some such thing.

Of course, my solution for dealing with a bear that has a proclivity to attack people is much more simple, and that's to plug it with a bullet. Give the meat to a poor shelter and sell the fur as revenue for the state. Everybody wins and no one else gets mauled.

Savathun
06-06-2007, 04:40 PM
Can we still dye it first? I had my heart set on that. And, if nothing else, it would make it easier to shoot. Unless we dyed it camo. That would be the ultimate machine of kill.

blitzchamp
06-06-2007, 04:43 PM
When I move out and get settled with a job that allows me a little more spending money, I intend to catch up on my anime. The last things I watched were Trigun and the first part of Big O, and that was nearly four years ago now. I've barely watched anything since then. Fortunately, it's all dirt cheap on ebay. (Seriously, why would anyone ever pay full retail at a store for the stuff?)

(And no, I've never seen Cowboy Bebop. I fail at teh animes.)

Cowboy Bebop is great stuff. Each episode is its own adventure to a different planet and the characters mixed with the visuals (sometimes the music) just make it into its own world. I was mad with Big O since they never really finished it. They made the second season and Cartoon Network pulled the plug so they made a sloppy ending.

Kishi
06-06-2007, 05:11 PM
I don't know that that's true. Sunrise still produced a full thirteen episodes, after all, and you can't really blame crappy writing on a low budget. The real issue seemed to be that Konaka never actually had any answers in mind for all the mysteries he posed in the first season, so when the fans and the investors finally kicked down his door and squeezed a conclusion out of him, they just ended up with a bunch of crap.

Calorie Mate
06-06-2007, 05:43 PM
Ah, Big O. The first season was absolutely great; the second sadly felt like nothing more than sub-standard post-Evangelion anime cliches. I'm a huge fan of the first season, though. In fact, I think it's the only anime series I own on DVD.

I'll always love the original CN for Space Ghost: Coast to coast. (anyone wondering: yes, that show has completely held up.) I'll always love Toonami for teaching me about anime, and giving me Big O and 08th MS Team. I liked Gundam Wing at the time, and I still think there's some good to be found in that show, but it's true: there's a lot of cliches to wade through to get to the good stuff.


Torgo - why do Alaskans support drilling in ANWR? I've only really heard it presented from a "Well, I GUESS it could be ok, but it's most likely going to be a bad thing" perspective. I'd love to hear about this. Should we continue this here, or start a new topic?

shivam
06-06-2007, 06:09 PM
honestly, i like Big O for the awesome art direction and fantastic soundtrack more than the story. although, season 1 was excellent. ok, so lets just pretend that season 2 never happened.

Vahn16
06-06-2007, 06:22 PM
Yeah, Big O was pretty great. Batman vibes + giant robots = win. I never saw season 2; but based on what Shivam said, I think I'm glad I didn't.

Torgo
06-06-2007, 06:24 PM
I'm not exactly an expert on the issue, but I've never seen much to discuss. In a nutshell...

People for it argue

Increased oil revenues for the state
More jobs
Lower prices and overall decreased dependence on foreign oil, which means less money to countries with suspect agendas of their own.


People against it argue

It is harmful to the habitat
It will take years of work before we see anything profitable out of it
Decreasing dependence on foreign oil is the wrong goal; Dependence on oil period is the problem.


In case no one could read between the lines, I'm of the former persuasion.

What makes it kind of maddening is that I don't exactly disagree with any of the primary problems people have with the idea. Of course building oil wells is going to have a negative effect on the habitat. Strictly speaking, any sort of construction is 'bad' for an environment.

Another aspect is that environmentalists tend to be a bit alarmist about these things as well. When the Trans-Alaska Pipeline whet up in the seventies, some folks were worried about caribou population decreasing. Funny thing is that the construction of the pipeline ended up increasing the population instead. Oops.

While I don't have exact figures, my understand is also most of the proposals for drilling in ANWR only open up a tiny spot of it, relatively speaking. No one wants to turn the whole blasted thing into an oil field, for crying out loud.

These things take time? Everything does. If the end result is one that benefits all however, isn't it worth it? Just because something takes awhile means we shouldn't even bother? What kind of attitude is that?

And focusing on the development of alternative energy doesn't change the fact that, guess what, we still need oil. We can go full steam ahead on 'X' power, and in fact I'm all for it, but it doesn't change the fact that we need the black stuff and that our need for it is not going to go away any time soon. In the meantime maybe we build a few more nuclea- oh wait, that's right. The same alarmists get in a tizzy over that as well, despite the fact that it's quite clean, extraordinarily efficient, and safe when handled by people who actually know what their doing.

alexb
06-06-2007, 07:17 PM
This is all very interesting, but what does it have to do with our ursine friends? On second thought, there are a lot of bears in Alaska.

philliam
06-06-2007, 07:56 PM
one time, my dog punched me in the face

shivam
06-06-2007, 08:02 PM
someone say bears? (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bear_community)

Squall
06-06-2007, 08:26 PM
Big O season 1 was excellent, but I never did see season 2. However, it has the disadvantage of just making me want to watch Giant Robo again.

And who else thinks Alaska being covered with pink bears would be totally awesome? Maybe add in some Elephants and lots of alchohol?

Excitemike
06-06-2007, 08:30 PM
one time, my dog punched me in the face
Liar. It was more like eight times.

Savathun
06-06-2007, 08:31 PM
I thought you fell down some tiny stairs.

Kishi
06-06-2007, 08:41 PM
someone say bears? (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bear_community)

It's been addressed (http://www.gamespite.net/talkingtime/showthread.php?p=955#955).

alexb
06-06-2007, 08:56 PM
Every time I turn around, somebody's talking about hairy gay men. Was I wrong about what lifestyle this forum caters to? Aren't awesome forest-dwelling omnivores enough for you?

Torgo
06-06-2007, 09:49 PM
Only if they're bright orange.

(Fortunately, I can recall no hunting laws in Alaska that require hunters to wear orange. Otherwise, consider the madness!)

alexb
06-07-2007, 11:27 AM
But how about them bears, eh?

At least you get it.

Excitemike
06-07-2007, 11:34 AM
Every time I turn around, somebody's talking about hairy gay men.

It's better than having hairy gay men talk about you every time you turn around.

SDMX
06-07-2007, 02:22 PM
OH CHRIST NO NOT PEDOBEAR.

Hey man, why you gotta be like that. >(

djSyndrome
06-07-2007, 02:32 PM
Hey man, why you gotta be like that. >(

Because I have children, don't you know.

openedsource
06-07-2007, 03:18 PM
Speaking of robo-bears...

http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/43019000/jpg/_43019385_robobear.jpg

The US military is developing a robot with a teddy bear-style head to help carry injured soldiers away from the battlefield.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/6729745.stm

TheSL
06-07-2007, 03:31 PM
1. Teddy bear face designed to be reassuring

I think I'd probably be pretty terrified by a robo-bear, teddy-style or not, snatching me up and dragging my body around.

philliam
06-07-2007, 10:03 PM
so what, does SDMX fuck children?

alexb
06-07-2007, 10:19 PM
I think it was implied. Maybe that's the plot twist?

SDMX
06-08-2007, 04:59 AM
Oh, don't get me wrong; I like kids...


I just don't think I could eat a whole one. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v87/somniamagus/SA-emotes/emot-v.gif

Savathun
06-08-2007, 12:51 PM
If you don't believe in yourself then the battle is already lost.

Tomm Guycot
06-08-2007, 07:10 PM
Because I have children, don't you know.

But Pedobear loves children.

Vahn16
06-09-2007, 01:09 AM
Yes, he loves them...physically. *Cringes*

openedsource
06-09-2007, 05:24 AM
Because someone mentioned it here (http://www.gamespite.net/talkingtime/showthread.php?t=113&page=2).

http://www.openedsource.net/images/bears_weather.jpg

marcalan
06-09-2007, 04:56 PM
I'm surprised no one has mentioned Nipples from Diesel Sweeties. Of course, he's a man in a fursuit, but still.

alexb
06-09-2007, 08:43 PM
I think those are counterfeit bears. Very badger like.

Falselogic
09-06-2011, 06:55 PM
This is the perfect thread to talk about that new comic by the guy who does Axe Cop (http://www.axecop.com/), Bearmageddon!!! (http://bearmageddon.com/) (I added the exclamations to the title, cause I felt it deserved them)

So what is Bearmageddon? It's just started but it appears to be a comic about genetically and mechanistically altered bears who at some point are going to fuck shit up!

I'm especially looking forward to the tentacled bears, seeing as they combine two of the coolest animals ever into one terrifying one.

If you just want to talk about how awesome bears are, you still can.

Sheana
09-06-2011, 07:09 PM
I was very excited when I saw this thread! Then I saw that it was a super-old one brought to life. And that it contains a very different sort of bear from what I expected. :(

Falselogic
09-06-2011, 07:11 PM
I was very excited when I saw this thread! Then I saw that it was a super-old one brought to life. And that it contains a very different sort of bear from what I expected. :(

But its a new beginning Sheana! You have the power to shape the thread to your own will! To make it whatever you want it to be!

TK Flash
09-06-2011, 08:36 PM
This is such a great thread to talk about Bearmageddon!!!

Daneno
09-06-2011, 10:20 PM
I think this thread needs more bear pictures
http://i1100.photobucket.com/albums/g402/Danenos/conanvbear.jpg

ArugulaZ
09-07-2011, 01:28 AM
Hah, Conan vs. Bear! I wonder if that site's still around...

I'm fond of bears, but I don't think that's a secret. I can't pick a favorite, but the American black bear is probably the most well-balanced of the bunch. They're just the right size, and they're sleeker and trimmer than their grizzly counterparts. They're also more timid, so you've got a pretty good chance of surviving an encounter with one if you can shout them into submission. If you find a brown bear, your only option is to curl up in a ball and make peace with your god.

Adrenaline
09-07-2011, 06:50 AM
This is the perfect thread to talk about that new comic by the guy who does Axe Cop (http://www.axecop.com/), Bearmageddon!!! (http://bearmageddon.com/) (I added the exclamations to the title, cause I felt it deserved them)

So what is Bearmageddon? It's just started but it appears to be a comic about genetically and mechanistically altered bears who at some point are going to fuck shit up!

I'm especially looking forward to the tentacled bears, seeing as they combine two of the coolest animals ever into one terrifying one.

If you just want to talk about how awesome bears are, you still can.

You're fucking out of control

Falselogic
09-07-2011, 09:44 AM
Actually I think the perfect thread to talk about it would have been Webcomics?

Why does your pet comic get its own thread but mine doesn't?

TheSL
09-07-2011, 10:06 AM
You're fucking out of control

Someone hates bears.

Adam
09-07-2011, 11:23 AM
Why does your pet comic get its own thread but mine doesn't?

Homestuck got its own thread because discussion about it was dominating all other conversation in the webcomics thread.

I'm not sure what happens if Bearmageddon discussion dominates this thread.

Serephine
09-07-2011, 12:06 PM
I'm not sure what happens if Bearmageddon discussion dominates this thread.

Wouldn't that be Bearmageddon?

Ghost from Spelunker
09-07-2011, 11:24 PM
Somebody posted pics of Boo Boo Runs Wild Sunbears on a previous thread, but I can't remember what it was.
http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh314/naivetotodile/SunBear1.jpg

ArugulaZ
09-08-2011, 09:42 AM
I like bears, but that just looks like a Rottweiler with brain damage.

Falselogic
09-08-2011, 02:59 PM
I like bears, but that just looks like a Rottweiler with brain damage.

you're just jealous of that bears long, luxurious tongue.

mopinks
09-08-2011, 04:36 PM
you're just jealous of that bears long, luxurious tongue.

you're thinking of a different forum member!

Pheeel
09-08-2011, 04:58 PM
I can't believe no-one's mentioned the best bear of all.

http://27.media.tumblr.com/zTm9IdHJKq6ey880npDsOXNGo1_500.gif

Paul le Fou
09-08-2011, 07:25 PM
Bears are probably in my top 5 favorite animals, alongside birds and capybaras. What else can so perfectly balance awesome ferocity with fluffy hugability?

Has anyone linked Shake That Bear yet?

Adrenaline
09-09-2011, 06:12 AM
"Birds" is too broad of a category.

ThricebornPhoenix
09-09-2011, 06:49 AM
I can't believe no-one's mentioned the best bear of all. (http://nedroid.com/2009/07/doorway-to-your-inner-self/)

Paul le Fou
09-09-2011, 07:54 AM
"Birds" is too broad of a category.

No that way I get to include dinosaurs and kiwis and stuff. Parrots! I like parrots. Especially conures.

Falselogic
12-12-2011, 12:12 PM
So, Bearmageddon is finally getting to the part where bears are killing people, which means it is getting to the part where it is getting good!

Go read it! (http://bearmageddon.com/)