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By TPD (Wed Jun 01, 2005 at 03:06:01 AM EST) (all tags)
I was going to provide you with a fascinating essay on dancing and the ageing process. However I can't be arsed so instead you have a mainly content free diary with a bit about the fantastic four.

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Exposed to Blank you suddenly find you have the incredible power of Blank. You decide to use your powers for Blank. Optional blank for you to continue as you wish



AOB

My rant about weddings and dancing has been put on (possibly infinite) hiatus.

Page 2 has been roughed out but wont get the chance to draw properly this lunch time though.

Somewhere I have some new strings and some lemon oil for the neck on my much neglected guitar.... My guitar currently has more skin on it's neck than I do.

Work, Server, bind variables etc

Fantastic Four

watching trailers here...

Not sure about it... The Thing looks pretty wrong (he needs bigger rocky eyebrows CGI people). Jessica whats-her-name looks very attractive as Sue Storm yet still seems somehow wrong. Dr Doom character/origin looks irredeemably screwed with. Even so it's the Fantastic Four!!! Joins Sin City and League of gentlemen as films I probably wont watch but would like to.

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Dude by gazbo (4.00 / 1) #1 Wed Jun 01, 2005 at 03:13:08 AM EST
Any film with Julian McMahon in is detined to be amazing.  If it has Jessica Alba in too then I think it's safe to guess where this year's Oscars are all going.

That is to say "nowhere near this film".  But I'll still watch it for those two.


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Julian McMahon by TPD (2.00 / 0) #9 Wed Jun 01, 2005 at 03:37:34 AM EST
just looked at his filmography, I don't think I've ever seen him in anything beyond trailers for Nip/Tuck and possibly an episode of Home and Away!

Jessica is indeed great though! And though I still think she looks wrong she certainly doesn't do a bad job filling out her skin tight togs.

Incidently wierdly between me first looking at the trailer this morning and posting this diary they seem to have changed to a far inferior trailer!

Bizarre!

why sit, when you can sit and swivel with The Ab-SwivellerTM

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tiebreak by alprazolam (4.00 / 1) #2 Wed Jun 01, 2005 at 03:13:15 AM EST
Exposed to a lifetime of idiots, alprazolam one day found himself with the ability to cause people to fuck off. Nobody ever bothered him again, and those few who did died in mysterious head-explosions.

tiebreak by martingale (4.00 / 1) #3 Wed Jun 01, 2005 at 03:18:47 AM EST
Exposed to Kryptonite you suddenly find you have the incredible power of fainting. You decide to use your powers for passing on this round. Optional monetary donations are accepted for you to continue fighting evil supervillains as you wish you didn't have to.

1) I agree about the Thing's eyebrows. Also, Johnny needs more hair. And Reed looks a bit young.

2) Don't bother watching the League movie. It's crap. If you've seen any of the tombraider movies, then you'll know what I mean.
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Reed definitely looks wrong by TPD (2.00 / 0) #4 Wed Jun 01, 2005 at 03:26:42 AM EST
but I think we might be talking about different League movies?

why sit, when you can sit and swivel with The Ab-SwivellerTM
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league of extraordinary gentlemen? by martingale (2.00 / 0) #6 Wed Jun 01, 2005 at 03:30:49 AM EST
Based on the comic with that scottish actor whose name escapes me?


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No by TPD (4.00 / 1) #13 Wed Jun 01, 2005 at 03:44:33 AM EST
I've caught bits of that movie on Sky... Enough not to overly worry about the fact I missed it.

This is the League of Gentlemen I was talking about.

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IAWTP by extremely tedious HuSer (2.00 / 0) #7 Wed Jun 01, 2005 at 03:31:06 AM EST
both reed and sue look wrong - sue was motherly. and wasn't john blond?
I like the Thing though

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Yeah by TPD (2.00 / 0) #10 Wed Jun 01, 2005 at 03:40:35 AM EST
Johnny Storm is supposed to be blond like his sister! The flame effects look good though!

why sit, when you can sit and swivel with The Ab-SwivellerTM
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El uipo: by extremely tedious HuSer (4.00 / 2) #5 Wed Jun 01, 2005 at 03:29:28 AM EST
Exposed to Big Brother you suddenly find you have the incredible power of turning people into trunips. You decide to use your powers to save enough money to get a boob job.

TB by DesiredUsername (4.00 / 4) #8 Wed Jun 01, 2005 at 03:32:52 AM EST
Exposed to the Internet I suddenly found I had the incredible power of Work Avoidance. I decided to use my powers for The Betterment of Mankind, Via Blogging.

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Tiebreak by R Mutt (4.00 / 3) #11 Wed Jun 01, 2005 at 03:41:39 AM EST
[Busful of schoolgirls] [CENSORED] [CENSORED]

FF by jayhawk88 (4.00 / 1) #12 Wed Jun 01, 2005 at 03:43:06 AM EST
Will probably suffer from "oohh look what we can do" syndrome like so many other big budget movies. I think Reed and Sue should have been made "older" as well, but from what I've seen they may be basing this movie more on the Marvel Ultimate FF rather than the 616 universe, so it's forgiveable I think.

I really think it was a mistake giving Doom "powers" though, and I've always thought that about Ultimate FF as well. Doom is such a great character precisely because he has no powers (let's ignore the whole mystical ability thing), yet can still routinely kick the crap out of arguably the most powerful superhero team in the Marvel universe.

Marvel Ultimate FF by TPD (2.00 / 0) #15 Wed Jun 01, 2005 at 03:50:20 AM EST
Is that the Jim Lee FF relaunch thing that happened quite a few years back?

That's about the time I really stopped following all this stuff. I assumed that was all waved away with an alternate universe explanation or something?

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Actually by jayhawk88 (4.00 / 1) #17 Wed Jun 01, 2005 at 04:17:09 AM EST
You might be thinking of Heroes Reborn, that came about from that whole Onslaught thing. That lasted about a year IIRC, then everyone came back into the 616 universe.

The Ultimate line is a true "alternate universe" thing going on over at Marvel, where each main franchise (Spiderman, XMen, FF, Avengers) basically got a relaunch in the "Ultimate" universe. The Ultimate universe is wholly seperate from 616.

Basically an excuse to rehash all the old classic stories from each franchise, but from what I've seen most of it is pretty well done. In the Ultimate FF, Reed and Sue are much younger and pretty much an item from the get-go. The Four get their powers from some kind of transportation device Reed has invented, which Doom screws up. The Four get the same powers they have in 616, but Doom turns into some sort of mishapen metallic monster, who seems to have a variety of powers such as electicity bolt generation and such. From what I've seen of the trailers, it looks like the idea of "Superpowered Doom" in the movie might have come from the UFF line.

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Yeah Heroes Reborn by TPD (2.00 / 0) #20 Wed Jun 01, 2005 at 04:48:11 AM EST
was what I was thinking about (aka Marvel is going into receivership we need to bang out some #1s quickly).

I agree with you about Doctor Doom: He needs no powers (except of course when he's teporarily stealing the Silver Surfers or something). The fact he has none of his own - makes him seem more not less treatening.

Next you'll be telling me the "Ultimate" King Pin has laser beam eyes or something?

That said I might keep an eye out for UFF, have they done Galactus yet?

why sit, when you can sit and swivel with The Ab-SwivellerTM

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I think by jayhawk88 (4.00 / 1) #22 Wed Jun 01, 2005 at 05:00:43 AM EST
...it might be going on right now. Called Ultimate Nightmare or something like that. Keep in mind my knowledge of the Ultimate universe boils down to a couple FF trades I picked up on a whim, and whatever I read on the GameFAQ's comic board.

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Oh and BTW, WIPO: by jayhawk88 (4.00 / 1) #23 Wed Jun 01, 2005 at 05:06:59 AM EST
Crystal Maximoff (or whatever last name she's using these days).

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Tiebreak: by MohammedNiyalSayeed (4.00 / 2) #14 Wed Jun 01, 2005 at 03:47:29 AM EST

Exposed to drink, you suddenly find you have the incredible power of drinking. You decide to use your powers for more drinking. And then a little more drinking.


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#AHEM#. by greyrat (4.00 / 2) #26 Wed Jun 01, 2005 at 06:59:16 AM EST
Exposed to drink, you suddenly find you have the incredible power of looking sexually attractive. You decide to use your powers for posting porno flicks on Teh Intarweb. And then marry some dope with the same name.

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Tiebreak by Christopher Robin was Murdered (4.00 / 2) #16 Wed Jun 01, 2005 at 04:13:25 AM EST
Exposed to an endless stream of mass produced American culture you suddenly find you have the incredible power of indifference. You decide to use your powers for whatever.

Tiebreak by herbert (4.00 / 4) #18 Wed Jun 01, 2005 at 04:20:44 AM EST
Exposed to TPD's diary you suddenly find you have the incredible power of writing tiebreaks. You decide to use your powers for self-reference.

Tiebreak by yicky yacky (4.00 / 2) #19 Wed Jun 01, 2005 at 04:25:42 AM EST
the catholic priest; arse-guillotine; slicing vegetables, post hoc ...
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Poll: by Alice Pulley (4.00 / 4) #21 Wed Jun 01, 2005 at 04:53:44 AM EST
Exposed to the Pub you suddenly find you have the incredible power of thinking you are attractive. You decide to use your powers for annoying women.

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Tie Breaker by Breaker (4.00 / 1) #24 Wed Jun 01, 2005 at 05:52:35 AM EST
Exposed to the elements you suddenly find you have the incredible power of frightening lone women when you open your mac. You decide to use your powers for terrorising remote locations and municipal parks.


FF by spacejack (4.00 / 1) #25 Wed Jun 01, 2005 at 06:18:46 AM EST
That was my favourite comic for quite a while. I had the entire John Byrne run of issues (uhh 232-290something) and collected a whole bunch more. Not too hopeful for the movie though.

WIPO: Franklin, the 4.5th member.

I never really got that much into the actual comic by TPD (2.00 / 0) #27 Wed Jun 01, 2005 at 07:29:28 AM EST
Even though I always thought the core characters  to be the definitive superhero team. It's just that whenever I bought the odd issue it would always seem to be on a "I married an Alien" Storyline or some such nonsence. That and I was too busy buying Yet Another X book to look into back issues.

It goes without saying everything John Bryne is excellent!

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It was very soapy by spacejack (4.00 / 1) #28 Wed Jun 01, 2005 at 08:04:26 AM EST
with really long storylines. Mr. Fantastic once lost his powers for over a year, followed by another year-long story where all but the Torch were prematurely aging from a Skrull raygun. I liked how they didn't have secret identities, and all the details of the daily life of a superhero family. I hope the Yancy street gang (the ones that hassle the Thing all the time and throw eggs at him) make an appearance in the movie.

They also had the most classic villians: Dr. Doom, Annihilus and the Negative Zone, Blastaar, the Skrulls, Galactus and his heralds, including Terrax the Tamer and of course the Silver Surfer. (Hey, where's the Silver Surfer movie anyway? That would rock!!)

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