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Social The Social Thread 3.0. On a quest to find the Fire Emblem yet again.

What are you looking forward to in 2023?

  • New Games

    Votes: 30 57.7%
  • New Movies

    Votes: 8 15.4%
  • New TV Shows

    Votes: 2 3.8%
  • New Books/Manga

    Votes: 3 5.8%
  • Other

    Votes: 9 17.3%

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Professor Pumpkaboo

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Finally playing FE: Engage.

Oooh nooooo dragon mama got fridged, who could've possibly seen it coming?

The story isn't like offensively bad so far but boy is it putting me to sleep.
Its going back to basics. Good old FE of "oops fell dragon, gotta kill him now"

If you go in expecting three houses, you are gonna hurt your own feelings
 
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Lanturn - Ever since I've seen Finding Nemo as a kid, I thought the anglerfish is one of the most terrifying animals on the planet. Which is why I find the Chinchou line extremely disappointing - I would like to an evolution that takes full advantage of its origin.

Komala - Komala does not look like a fully evolved Pokémon. When it was originally revealed for Sun and Moon I was sure it was gonna evolve. I don't have anything specific in mind for it, I just want to see it get some love.

Parasect - an awesome concept for a Pokémon that unfortunately gets bogged down by the one of the worst type combos in the game and pretty bad stats. It could use a boost and getting the ghost typing would be pretty neat as well

Ledian - They gave Iron fist to a Pokémon with a 35 base attack that's not even fighting type. Also would like to see the super sentai inspiration further developed

I can't think of two more right now, I'll add more later if I come up with any but that fake DLC leak had evolutions for Chimecho and Galvantula and I'd be down with those
All of these are very solid choices. I remember right before release someone tried to claim komala evolved and drew a picture, even though it went against the full pokedex leak we had at the time. It was a really good, big bear design to.

Parasect becoming bug ghost would be pretty hype to. That one feels pretty long over do to. Especially since we still only have shedninja with that typing. Using the parasite to take over it even more can lead to some of the best designs we’ve seen for Pokémon.

Ledian is honestly a joke. Which sucks, because it’s design is Good but an evolution improved it so much more. I like the idea I’ve seen of making it more sentei warrior inspired or more like a gundam design.Big fighting with also be a nice upgrade. Or give it’s evolution aerialte( or a fighting version) and iron fist.
As for lanturn…
Yeah, it's better to make a whole new Pokemon at that point. Chinchou and Lanturn both have cute and unassuming designs that work well for their theme, it'd be too jarring to add a third evolution meant to be scary.
I kinda agree here, but, there’s two ways around it. The first being, make it a split evolution of chinchou. Lanturn doesn’t have the worst stats, so an evolution that’s a little better with a rarer type combo might get a lot of use.

Second option is, you give it a regional form with a new evolution for lanturn. Sort of like this from blazing emerald:

which I think did one of the best jobs on this take.
 

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Hercules is an odd film because as an adaptation, almost none of the characters have the same personalities or roles in the film that they do in actual Greek mythology, but the film is still incredibly entertaining.

It's version of Hades in particular still seems to be considered one of Disney's best villains.
 

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Speaking on the topic of new Pokémon evolutions, I really hope the DLC gives us some more cross Gen evolutions. Give us like 6 more, so we can get to a nice even number if 10 new ones. They can all be from Pokémon not in the game currently to, or they could just say “this Pokémon can’t evolve in mainland Paldea because the environment or item it needs isn’t there. So they migrate here to evolve” or something like that.

If you had to choose 6 Pokémon to cross Gen evolve, who are you putting in the DLC? Consider any generation except maybe 8 fair game.

My picks:
1)Keckleon, a Pokémon with a great personality in the main and spin-off games. Seeing it evolve a be a boss in a new mystery dungeon( even more then before) would be amazing.

2) Male Combee evolution. How a knight concept has not been used for a bug/fighting or steel fighting evolution here is insane. Such great design concepts sitting there waiting to be used.

3) Noctowl. Unless a regional form this would probably never happen, but it deserves it. Taking inspiration from giant and wise owls from games is a fun idea that I think Gamefreak could execute perfectly,

4)Sigilyph: after Bisharp, any Pokémon could theoretically be fair game for an evolution,as long as it’s not a 2 stage Pokémon. Pulling from Gen 5, this would be a wild pick. As for an idea, one of the oldest creepy pastas I can remember was on the king of Unowns. What if that was the idea here. Sigilyph because ghost psychic, and a diety that leads and watches over the unowns. Probably would never happen, but the similarities they share lead to really unique ideas.

5) Gogoat, one of my all time favorite Pokémon. One that could fit the idea that if the environment being different in the DLC for it to evolve. Perhaps the harsher mountains we will explore have harbored the strongest of Gogoat,giving it a new evolution that’s rock grass. Now with rock polish, rock head, head smash, you don’t want to get caught by its horns. This also buffs Greta’s team up a lot if we get to rematch her.

6) Jynx. I was going to put a Gen 7 Pokémon here, and while I think both monkeys could get evolutions, I don’t see it happening for either one of them. So here’s my pick. Jynx has been long overlooked despite other Pokémon linked with it getting things, mostly new evolutions. So finally giving it one would be nice to see. Perhaps fairy ice or still psychic ice. Both work with its original design.
Just retcon Mega Heracross, Mawile, Absol, Sableye, and Audino to be normal evolutions.

And while we're at it make Sirfetch'd something normal Farfetch'd can evolve into.
 
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Just retcon Mega Heracross, Mawile, Absol, Sableye, and Audino to be normal evolutions.

And while we're at it make Sirfetch'd something normal Farfetch'd can evolve into.
Would be nice but if anything the megas could get retconned into paradox pokemon
 

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Its going back to basics. Good old FE of "oops fell dragon, gotta kill him now"

If you go in expecting three houses, you are gonna hurt your own feelings
Basic stories don't have to be boring.

I guess I just got annoyed that the death scene lasted waaaay to long and just felt like it was wasting my time. If you want to tell a simpler story, then less is often more.
 

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Bro how is Scarlet and Violet's OST this good

Haven't touched the game in over a month but I still listen to the soundtrack all the time
 

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Wait Nope got ZERO nominations? None?

Ockkkars back at it again with the racism

Deserved tbh
Everything Everywhere All At Once got eleven nominations, though, so it's not all bad news on that front. (Michelle Yeoh is apparently the first Asian nominee for Best Actress in the history of the Oscars - it seems weird that it took so long for that to happen)

On the comic book movie side of things, Angela Bassett was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, which seems noteworthy given how rarely comic book movies get nominated for acting categories.
 
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Oh yeah, and for those who somehow care for both the Oscars and animation
View attachment 366995

Now prepare to cry when they say animation is for kids for the 1000000th time (we're in a time loop)
Turning Red is gonna win isn't it
If it's not Turning Red, then I'm guessing it'll probably be Guillermo Del Toro's Pinochhio or The Last Wish. I've heard almost unanimously positive things about both films. Marcel also got praise, though, so there's a chance there as well. I'm just not sure if the film is as well known as the other three.

I haven't heard of The Sea Beast, admittedly.
 
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Deserved tbh
Cheers to that. As annoying as seeing Disney-affiliated companies win over and over again can be (I'll be the first to admit that Brave's win in 2012 was ******** and the excellent ParaNorman should've won that year), the past few wins they've had have been VERY deserved. Toy Story 4, Soul and Encanto are all excellent films. I wouldn't mind yet another excellent Pixar flick taking the W this time, even though Pinocchio and Last Wish probably deserve it as well.

Let's keep an eye on the Annies as well, they have almost the same film nominees except swap out Marcell for Wendell and Wild.
 

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Everything Everywhere All At Once got eleven nominations, though, so it's not all bad news on that front. (Michelle Yeoh is apparently the first Asian nominee for Best Actress in the history of the Oscars - it seems weird that it took so long for that to happen)

On the comic book movie side of things, Angela Bassett was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
Yeah happy for her but 88 years until another Asian lady got nominated is crazy.

But beyond Nope, imo The Woman King and Till not getting anything but then the Elvis movie and James Cameron's CGI fest getting nominated a lot doesn't sit well with me.

Edit: How tf did Blonde get nominated that **** was garbage lmao
 
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Yeah happy for her but 88 years until another Asian lady got nominated is crazy.

But beyond Nope, imo The Woman King and Till not getting anything but then the Elvis movie and James Cameron's CGI fest getting nominated a lot doesn't sit well with me.

Edit: How tf did Blonde get nominated that **** was garbage lmao
Wait Avatar got nominated?

Please tell me it's only for special effects, this movie doesn't deserve to win any awards other than that
 

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Wait Avatar got nominated?

Please tell me it's only for special effects, this movie doesn't deserve to win any awards other than that
It git nominated for 4 awards
Visual Design
Production design
Sound design
Best Picture
 

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What the ** no ***ing way it got nominated for best picture, I knew the academy was a joke but this * ain't funny
And that's what my issue is, the Oscars got hella history of racism and they want to escape those allegations. So what do they do? Ignore much better minority lead/directed films, and nominate James Cameron's white savior ass CGI nuke. And it doesn't end there for this year, I could go further but I'll bite my tounge on this. Tbh I'm convienced that BP2 only got nominated for supporting actress cause Disney connections.
 

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Tomorrow is Xbox's Developer_Direct presentation

I'm very certain Killer Instinct news won't be there but I crave it so much.
 

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I got the 8th gym badge in Pokemon Violet (I wound up doing the Ghost gym last since it seemed to be the hardest to get to). This is the first time that I've played so much of a Pokemon game since gen. 3, and I'm having a lot of fun with it.

Just two more Team Star bases to go, and then I've got the Elite 4 and Area Zero to take on.

I might go back to Pokemon Y and Sun to see what they're like; I have them on the 3DS, though I haven't played much of them.

So far, my team's got more of a lizard focus than I expected - it's Skeledirge (the fully evolved fire starter), Gabite (Garchomp's pre-evolved form), Pupitar (Tyranitar's pre-evolved form - playing online with my brother, who has the Scarlet version, allowed me to catch a Larvitar), Toxtricity (I wanted an electric type on there), Gyarados, and Dachsbun. It's likely not even remotely viable as a team, but I like the line-up. (Though I might need to change things up for the Elite 4)

I'm going to try focusing on the school aspect when I get the chance, since I haven't been doing much of that. (It doesn't seem like you get much for doing the classes)
 
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Hardly surprising, it has to get its inspiration from somewhere if it's not using real mythology.
Especially since the actual myth would be adult-themed for kids.

It's also funny, Hercules was clearly one of Superman's inspirations, so its pretty ironic how a movie based on the myth is now taking from what it inspired. Lol.
 

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Mario touching a plunger for the first time since the DiC Entertainment cartoons over 30 years ago

Because, remember:

 

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I never cared about Rick and Morty but Justin Roiland was always had the worst voice I've ever laid ears on. It's always so whiney and very unpleasant to sit through. And him being a total **** didn't help either.

Thank goodness
 

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Good, Unexpected, but good

You know he had to have some serious evidence against him if they kept Dan but cut ties with
Him.
Very interested in if they go for a copy cat voice, or get something totally new and do a meta episode on it.

Either Way it’s nice to showcase actions have consequences regardless of who you are.
 
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