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Narusegawa
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(7/22/02 2:41:30 pm)
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Comic Books
So, I've heard comic book references from a couple of people in the group. Kinda suprising since after Marvel crashed the business in 94-96 I've seen less and less fans who can afford to collect. So what is your favorite series? Who is your favorite character(s)? Your favorite crossover? Your favorite artist? Your favorite What If? Be it Marvel, Dark Horse, DC, Vertigo, Image, whatever!

Narusegawas comic pics...

Favorite series:A toss up between Ghost Rider and Spawn
Favorite character: Lobo (you fraggin bastiches!!)
Favorite artist: Bisley
Favorite crossover: Midnight suns
Favorite What if: What if the Silver Surfer stole the infinity gauntlet!!

So im a pretty well rounded fan. I like a little of everything. I love Vertigo's Animal Man, Marvels X-men, DC's Batman and Lobo, Image's Spawn and Maxx series, I also like the Verotik label that Glen Danzig produces.

Kiriyama06
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(7/22/02 4:26:43 pm)
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Re: Comic Books
ahh comic books wish I'd kept em! worth a fortune now!
ok my picks....
fave series: Strontium Dogs (2000AD)
fave character: hmmm hard to choose between The Crow and Revere so I'll pick em both :)
fave artist: Simon Bisley for me too :)
fave crossover : well...not really a crossover seeing as they came from the same comic but I did love Johnny Alpha appearing in Judge Dredd Megazine
I couldn't think of a "what if" so heres a "why doesn't": why doesn't Spiderman shoot webs from his ass like a real spider??

mikejonas
citizen of the Loopworld
(7/22/02 5:47:16 pm)
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Re: Comic Books
"Battle Royale" notwithstanding, I haven't bought a comic book since the first couple of issues of "Generation X" way back when, and even before that, I wasn't much of a buyer--I'd be the kind who'd spend an afternoon at the comic book store catching up on what was going on, but rarely bought anything.

As a kid I bought reprints of "Astonishing Tales" and that sort of stuff (NoMan! Iron Maiden! Dynamo!), along with issues of Battle (later "Battle/Action Force") and 2000A.D. (I was very into Judge Dredd and Rogue Trooper). Once I came to America, I started a collection of G.I. Joe comics (starting with #49, when Serpentor was introduced--I was bowled away by the thought of Cobra Commander being deposed); when I outgrew that, I schooled myself on the Marvel Universe through the paperback editions of the "Official Handbook," developed an obsession for Kitty Pryde, bought the early issues of "Excalibur" (I liked how it wasn't too tied-in to the plotlines of the other X-titles) but lost interest after the Cross-Time Caper.

Disco Supafly
the chosen infected
(7/22/02 9:23:39 pm)
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Re: Comic Books
Favorite series:USED to be Spiderman - you know? When he was actually FUNNY? Well I assume we're not talking about Japanese manga here - so I'd have to go with the Xmen comics of the 70's (when Nightcrawler was more "demon" than "swashbuckler"). Most recent comic is Crimson.

Favorite character: Wolverine was kewl. But I quite like Deadpool.
Favorite artist: Was there ever any doubt? Joe Madueira.
Favorite crossover: Hulk vs The Pitt. I like dark storylines ... :)

Favorite What if: Too many to mention. I wish they had What if's again. Some more memorable ones include:
What if Wolverine became lord of the vampires?
What if Spiderman kept his six arms?
What if ... ummm ... the one where Wolvy goes feral, and the Xmen hunt him down. They trap his arm in a beartrap-like thingy, and Cyclops coms to kill him. But when he gets there, he reels back in horror to see that Wolvy gnawed off his own hand rather than be caught/killed. YESSSSSS!!! Just like a wild animal! You rock, Dog Boy!!

Disco Supafly
the chosen infected
(7/22/02 9:33:31 pm)
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Hey Mike. Yeah, I was big on Excalibur too. I've got every issue from one to 100. But it just stopped being interesting. The aliens popping up all the time made it a bit too "cutesy". Me liked Kitty Pryde too. But I just couldn't bring myself to buying any more issues after a while - Alan Davis' drawing style went really weird. Everybody's faces seemed twice as long as normal - it looked stupid.


Oh, my prize comic? I've got a few, but I have Amazing Spiderman #64 (mid 60's) I have a Fantasitc Four one too. I forget which number, but it's when they all first meet the Inhumans. In other words, it's O-L-D!

The Bad One
citizen of the Loopworld
(7/23/02 3:40:34 am)
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my fav comic
I love Comic books, I don't collect any of the Marvel stuff, but I still like it. I'm more of a fan of 'out there' stuff, most of it by Slave Labor. My favourite is a series called Lenore (see below). It is a very spooky comic done in a Tim Burton style and has been commended by the man himself. I used to post on the Lenore message board all the time a few years ago, but stopped because it was bitchy and mean, a really nasty site, not like this one. I haven't seen even a fraction of the nastiness that goes on there, here. Yay, you guys Rock!

Favorite series:Lenore
Favorite character: Ragamuffin the Vampire Scourge
Favorite artist: Roman Dirge
Favorite crossover: There hasn't been one
Favorite What if: Lenore found out she really did love Mr Gosh?

I'll try again to post a picture, if I don't succeed can someone please help me as to where I am going wrong?

The Bad One
citizen of the Loopworld
(7/23/02 3:42:01 am)
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Re: my fav comic
Wahhhhh, I only do what it says in the box...... :(

simon
out from the well
(7/23/02 4:11:15 am)
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Re: my fav comic
I tend to buy the specific stories, and then only when they come out in trade paperback. I thought the Preacher series was just astounding, like most of Alan Moore's stuff (From Hell, League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, his earlier stuff like V for Vendetta). I've never really dug the Marvel/DC stuff, sorry.

Does anyone know if Garth Ennis' Bigger Dicks is any good. I bought Just a Pilgrim and was really disappointed - it was like something he's thrown together during an off day whilst writing Preacher!

S

ring rasen loop
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(7/23/02 6:35:04 am)
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Bad One:
Add the letter "g" to the very end of the filename (make it .jpg) and that'll do it. Also be sure you're using the "image" tags.

Oh yeah, and fave comics were Grendel, Mage (Hero Discovered), Watchmen, V for Vendetta, JLA circa 88-90, Hellraiser.

Fave artists... Ted McKeever, Alex Ross, Itou Junji, John Romita jr's stuff during the 80s X-Men.


j.

Edited by: ring rasen loop at: 7/23/02 6:48:39 am
The Bad One
citizen of the Loopworld
(7/23/02 8:01:28 am)
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Re: Bad One:
Bad One,

Pardon me for butting into your thread. Looks like your ezCodes got mangled and wouldn't let you post. All you need to do is add the final "g" to make '.jpg' and include the whole rest of the link, beginning "image" and ending "/image" in [ ].





j.

Edited by: ring rasen loop at: 7/23/02 12:23:22 pm
Disco Supafly
the chosen infected
(7/23/02 9:17:09 am)
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Re: Bad One:
What about Romita senior? Oh, and for "classic" value, are you forgetting a little somebody called "Jack kirby"??

ring rasen loop
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(7/23/02 12:26:04 pm)
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the seniors
Haven't forgotten about either of 'em. While Kirby was the man when it came to creating characters, I was never fond of his comic style (huge heads with huger, chiseled jaws). Ditto for Romita sr. No disrespect to either, because I do respect them, I'm just not a fan of their artwork.


j.

Disco Supafly
the chosen infected
(7/24/02 9:57:25 am)
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Re: Kirby
I know, J - but that's what made 'em so cool! The whole comic book was like an entire acid trip! I love those chiseled heads! Every character looked like he came from Easter Island!! I remember watching on a tv program once that the reason Kirby's styling went so obscure like that was because he had deadlines to meet on drawing about 5 different comic lines at the one time. Needless to say, he was flat-out 24-7, and the "warped" faces were created actually by his hand cramps from over-drawing all the time. Omoshireeee~! (Tokyou ben)

Whoops! I'd better shut up now. I'm beginning to sound like "The Glass Man". 8o

The Binman
manipulator of the Virus
(7/24/02 3:43:29 pm)
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Re: Comic Books
I'm kind of new to the whole comic thing so I'm a little behind, and cause I'm so poor I just go out and buy all the trade paperbacks instead of getting the individual comics (although my sister does have all of Wolverine and Electra illustrated by Yoshitaka Amano which is really, really beautiful.)

Favourite Series: Er...Preacher (it's the only one I've managed to read all of) although Outthere and Battle Chasers were good.
Favourite Character: Cassidy.
Favourite Artist: Bisley (fictional), Madueira (real)
Favourite Crossover: Fantastic Four Vs. Spiderman (Chris Bailey is the MAN!)
Favourite What If: Um....Capcom teamed up with Marvel to do a comic. That'd be good...

Disco Supafly
the chosen infected
(7/24/02 9:23:39 pm)
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Re: Comic Books
I second that notion. Sounds cute ... Who'd get to see Chun Li's panties first? I vote me.

jasejase
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(7/24/02 11:17:37 pm)
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Re: Comic Books

When I was younger I worshipped and learned a lot of my vocabulary and some writing structure from Chris Claremont's first run on Uncanny X-Men. When he left the books went to absolute @#%$ and I stayed away for years, until very recently. Grant Morrison has made the X-Men fresh and new again and he, along with Peter Milligan/Mike Allred on the amazing new X-Statix and Claremont on X-Treme X-Men (which has been shaky, as Claremont's style has not aged well, but the book is improving and so is he) , have made me do the impossible:start reading the X-Men again.

I am a longtime fan of The Legion of Super-Heroes, particularly Keith Giffen's late '80s 'volume 4' run on it, and the early stuff post-"Zero Hour" with Mark Waid. The new title is okay and has some good ideas, but is too gimmicky and trying way too hard to be the mid-'90s X-Men -- not a good idea.

I love Frank Miller's Daredevil run, which I've been picking up in TPB, and I love his Batman:Year One, and of course The Dark Knight Returns, and yes, even Dark Knight Strikes Back. I also really dig Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale's Batman work, as well as their new work on Daredevil.

I love Alan Moore's Watchmen and From Hell, but then who doesn't?

Pretty standard fare, I guess. I keep promising I'll read Transmetropolitan, and I just picked up a TPB of Morrison's Animal Man. I've sort of fallen into comics again for the first time in years, and I'm trying some new stuff.

Kiriyama06
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(7/25/02 7:12:37 am)
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chun-lis panties!!! :)
ok it wasn't marvel & capcom but I do have an issue#1 of the streetfighter comic at home (made by manga & luckily for me....translated :) ) but if you're that desperate to see chun-lis "bits" I'll recommend the SF anime :) (bet you were one of those guys who paused their SNES every time she did a high kick you dirty little man :) )

Disco Supafly
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(7/25/02 9:09:34 am)
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Re: chun-lis panties!!! :)
"Spinning Bird Kick!!!" (Boi-yoi-yoi-yoiiiing!!)

But seriously, we're ALL guilty. Oh, and Cammy when she turned and showed her uniform going right up her butt.

(Mmmm. Shower scene with Vega in the anime ...)

mikejonas
citizen of the Loopworld
(7/25/02 9:19:59 am)
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Re: chun-lis panties!!! :)
Quote:
ok it wasn't marvel & capcom but I do have an issue#1 of the streetfighter comic at home (made by manga & luckily for me....translated ) but if you're that desperate to see chun-lis "bits" I'll recommend the SF anime (bet you were one of those guys who paused their SNES every time she did a high kick you dirty little man )


Hey, did you know that the voice of Chun-Li in some incarnations of Street Fighter is none other than Yuko Miyamura, the training video girl ("Oneesan") in Battle Royale?

"This one's SUPER lucky!"

Kitano
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(7/25/02 9:28:47 am)
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Re: chun-lis panties!!! :)
Yeah! She's also the voice of Asuka in Evangelion!
Did you know she has been through a state of bulimia during the period of the series in wich Asuka was passing through the same!?

Cruel boss she had...poor girl.
Not to mention that she actually got strangled in tha final scene in the EVA movie, by co-actress Megumi Ogata.

Poor debutants...

Disco Supafly
the chosen infected
(7/25/02 9:35:34 am)
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Re: chun-lis panties!!! :)
Where the HELL do you boys come up with this information??

Ah well. Asuka Langhley Soryuu's always got a place in my pants.

HEART! I meant to say HEART!!!

Narusegawa
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(7/25/02 10:58:34 am)
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Re: Superman vs Batman Movie..
News guys, now the Superman vs Batman movie is definately getting put on the big screen! With Christian Bale sated as Batman! So who would you guys cast as Superman?? (I actually said Christian before I ever knew about him for Batman, he looks more like the classic Superman to me)

Who else would you guys choose for comic-to-movie roles? I really think the guy who plays Nate on 6 feet under would be a great Animal Man!

Another rambling: Im suprised nobody has mentioned Alex Ross yet! Wonderful artist! but it is great to see so many Bisley fans out there. Woot!

Disco Supafly
the chosen infected
(7/25/02 11:09:34 am)
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cash-in o-rama
Sorry. Just had to make one last post as I saw this tonight.

Narusegawa? I was pretty sure that Matt Damon had been cast to play Superman for the part. I read it in New Weekly. (he'll also be Daredevil/Matt Murdock, for those who didn't know)

Narusegawa
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(7/25/02 11:15:11 am)
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Re: cash-in o-rama
Actually isn't Ben Affleck (sp) supposed to be DareDevil? I know that him and Matt are joined at the hip, so maybe Im getting them confused. But if Matt is superman, that would be "groovy"

Disco Supafly
the chosen infected
(7/25/02 11:22:39 am)
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Chau yo.
Nope. It's Matt Damon who'll be the Man with no Fear.

Anyhoo, oyasumi all.

Disco Supafly
the chosen infected
(7/25/02 11:24:38 am)
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Machigatta
Did I say "..with NO fear"? Sorry. I meant "The Man WITHOUT Fear".


Horny little devil ... ;)

Narusegawa
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(7/25/02 12:55:48 pm)
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Yup its Ben. Cinescape has the article:

http://www.cinescape.com/0/Editorial.asp?aff_id=0&this_cat=Movies&action=page&obj_id=34378

and the pics:

http://www.cinescape.com/0/editorial.asp?aff_id=0&this_cat=Television&action=page&type_id=&cat_id=270355&obj_id=35529

Looks cool no?

Edited by: Narusegawa at: 7/25/02 12:59:53 pm
jasejase
citizen of the Loopworld
(7/25/02 2:16:05 pm)
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Re: Machigatta

The Daredevil movie looks so wrong. Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner? Let's not stop there; let's miscast some more. And the Daredevil costume in the film looks like a guy I saw down at this tired goth club Pulse.

Narusegawa
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(7/25/02 2:44:13 pm)
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Re: Machigatta
Yeah, what is up with Electra? and Bullseye? Wheres the costume?

At least Spiderman was well cast. Unfortunate flat ending however.

Kiriyama06
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(7/25/02 4:52:10 pm)
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Re: chun-lis panties!!! :)
I did know she was the girl in BR but didn't kow she was in Evangelion. episode 3 starts in like 15 mins woohoo!!!!

Disco Supafly
the chosen infected
(7/25/02 8:06:38 pm)
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Re: chun-lis panties!!! :)
Waaaah??? But I was told Matt Damon! Noooooo~!!! New Weekly lied to me!

They ... LIED .. to ... ME? Graaaaarrrrgh!! (turns into Hulk.)

Hmm ... that reminds me, I'm REALLY keen to see the new Ang Lee Hulk movie. What a concept. NEVER would have chosen him as the director. It's nice to see (yet another) Aussie in it too. Of course I'm referring to Eric Bana. Actually, I didn't much like Bana at first. He was in this comedy show we had (SORT of like Saturday Night Live) and he always had unfunny sketches. He also hosted his own very-short-lived tv show. It was even unfunnier.

But then he made "Chopper" and everything's been kewl for him ever since. So good on him, I say. (Just hope he doesn't try to make any jokes again...)

Disco Supafly
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(7/29/02 7:20:10 am)
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Some more comic-movie info
Iz a leetle bit old now, but I thought I'd drag this one up for you fanboys out there. Here's some more info I found in some magazine at work. So I ripped out the page and scanned it here. :)

Disco Supafly
the chosen infected
(7/29/02 7:21:42 am)
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Demo ...
Let's just ignore the Wonder Woman part now, shall we?

jasejase
citizen of the Loopworld
(7/29/02 7:24:33 am)
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Re: Demo ...

I like Kelly Osbourne. That would be hysterical.

Disco Supafly
the chosen infected
(7/29/02 7:35:17 am)
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Re: Demo ...
Yes. Hysterical it would indeed be. But for all the wrong reasons ... or should I say "For all the Rong reasons"?

Not that I like to be controversial or anything, but why the hell would some guy want to see some fat ugly tramp in an outift like that??? Dammit, she's only known because her dad's a hopeless druggo with a penchant for bat's heads. Enough already with the 15 minutes!!
Seriously, if that fat turd really becomes Wonder Woman, the only people who would watch it is other fat, ugly girls who feel "empowered" by seeing fat ugly girls be successful in some way.
It's like, "Yeah! See? She's BEAUTIFUL! She's SEXY! She's INDEPENDANT! And she don't care how she looks, see? She's her OWN woman! And she doesn't have to lose weight if she doesn't want to!" Blah blah blah. Heard it all before. She's still fat and ugly though. Nothing changes that.

Narusegawa
manipulator of the Virus
(7/29/02 10:37:26 am)
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Re: Demo ...
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

NOT KEANU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
NOT MY PRECIOUS HELLBLAZER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

i wanted Russel Crowe.....

Disco Supafly
the chosen infected
(7/29/02 10:42:44 am)
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Re: Demo ...
Oh come on! It's not that bad! At least it wasn't Kevin Spacey or ... shudder .. Nic Cage!

Turtle God Kame
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(7/29/02 5:34:49 pm)
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ug
what more can they do to ruin that movie? might as well add back in the "pow, zang, poot" interjections into it

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Disco Supafly
the chosen infected
(7/29/02 8:40:51 pm)
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Re: ug

"Zapp!"

"Bort!"

"Mint!"

:lol

jasejase
citizen of the Loopworld
(7/29/02 9:26:07 pm)
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Re: ug

Well, I'm neither fat, nor ugly nor female, and I still think it would be a trip. The inherent concept of Wonder Woman has always been ridiculous to me -- nothing, not even Grant Morrison, can make me take that outfit seriously. She's ridiculous! And no matter what hot chick they put in that outfit SHE's going to look ridiculous too. Sending it up might be a lot more interesting.

Disco Supafly
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(7/30/02 10:07:06 am)
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There's a minor hitch in that plan. Last time I checked, Kelly Osbourne was English. So ... what? Now she's gonna lassoe some dude and, with her heaving 19th century wench-like bossoms in his face, asks: "Freshen yer drink, guv'na?"

Hmmmm. SOMEhow I don't quite think it will work. If you wanna send it up, may as well put Eddie Murphy in for the part. Now that actually WOULD be funny.

jasejase
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(7/30/02 6:54:49 pm)
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semantics

If we're going to get down to that, Kelly Osbourne and her brother have possibly the faintest of UK accents, and it fades in and out. They're spoiled LA kids. That said, there's a reason there's things like dialect coaches.

Anyway, it doesn't matter to me. A "Wonder Woman" movie would be ridiculous no matter what, but I *might* go see it if it had Kelly Osbourne. Might.

Disco Supafly
the chosen infected
(7/30/02 8:55:53 pm)
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Re: semantics
Well, point taken. But I'll stay the heck away from it at any rate. I guess I'm just more pessimistic than you, jasejase.

Yer a better man than I. ;)

Turtle God Kame
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(7/30/02 9:08:43 pm)
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hahaha
do the english even say lasso? hehehe, cant quite place how they'd go about it... kinda like hearin them say YeeHaw!

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