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Avengers: Endgame

by CWS

December 10, 2018

At long last, the follow-up to Infinity War has been revealed.



My Mom.

by CWS

December 2, 2018

My mother, Leslee Smith, left us about three and a half hours ago. She left an unfathomably wide and deep void in this world and in the lives of her family, but she has gone ahead of us to Heaven, where we will all see her again one day.

Everything our family was, is, and ever will be, is all thanks to her.

Happy Thanksgiving 2018

by CWS

November 22, 2018

Today, and every other day, I'm thankful for my life, my health, my home, my friends, and my family, and for whatever time we all have left with one another.

If anyone wants to toss up a celebratory banner or something, feel free. :P

Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)

by CWS

November 21, 2018

...Yeah, that's apparently going to be the movie's real, final title. o_o

Really not sure what else to say at this point. Thoughts...?

RIP Stan Lee

by CWS

November 13, 2018

Stan "The Man" Lee, the co-founder and public face of Marvel Comics, has died at the age of 95.

In the early 1960s, along with such legendary artists as Jack "King" Kirby, Steve Ditko, and Joe Simon, Stan Lee founded Marvel Comics. Together, they created groundbreaking characters such as the Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, the Hulk, Iron Man, Thor, the X-Men, Daredevil, Doctor Strange, Black Panther, the Avengers, and countless others. They established the Marvel Universe and changed the American comic book industry forever.

As the popularity of their creations skyrocketed and their company dominated the industry, Lee became known as much for his larger-than-life persona, and his distinctive voice and mannerisms, as he was for his writing and creations. In the 1970s he became the public face and voice of Marvel Comics, and has remained so to this day. As the characters he'd created branched out into television and film, Stan Lee was nearly always involved in the production to one degree or another, narrating several Marvel cartoons during the 1980s and having at least an executive producer credit on practically everything else. He has also famously made cameo appearances in every single Marvel movie that's been made so far this century, and I suspect that, somehow, not even his death will prevent him from continuing that tradition and appearing in future installments in the MCU.

Excelsior! 'Nuff said.


by HottTim

November 9, 2018

Hi, everyone! New guy here. Happy to have found this great online sincronos community. I'm hoping to have fun and learn with the other members here. Whenever I'm taking a break from this particular interest, I'm usually found at home, watching my ferret play in his ferret nation cage and having fun with the wife and kids. Such a simple and noble life. Cheers, everyone! Have a nice day!

Happy Halloween!

by CWS

October 31, 2018

What the title says. Here's something different, yet entirely predictable.


8 ways in which the MCU has improved on the comics

by CWS

October 17, 2018

I thought this was pretty interesting.


RIP Scott Wilson

by CWS

October 8, 2018

Former Walking Dead star Scott Wilson died on Saturday. A tribute to the venerable actor was posted on the AMC show's Facebook page, which I'll quote below.

Skybound, the entertainment company behind Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead, has paid tribute to late Hershel Greene star Scott Wilson, who died Saturday aged 76.

“We are deeply saddened to report that Scott Wilson, the incredible actor who played Hershel on #TheWalkingDead, has passed away at the age of 76,” the statement reads. “Our thoughts are with his family and friends. Rest in paradise, Scott. We love you!”

Wilson’s rep told TMZ the actor passed following a battle with leukemia.

News of his death comes just hours after The Walking Dead showrunner Angela Kang revealed at New York Comic Con Wilson returns to the series this season alongside Sonequa Martin-Green, who plays Sasha. Hershel and Sasha are just two of the late characters who will make cameo appearances in the new season, tied to the upcoming exit of Rick Grimes actor Andrew Lincoln.

Wilson joined the series in Season Two as a by-the-Bible farmer and father to Maggie (Lauren Cohan) and Beth (Emily Kinney). The former veterinarian acted as the moral compass of the group, often steering Rick in the right direction.

Hershel also developed a significant bond with Maggie’s future husband, Glenn (Steven Yeun), gifting him his prized pocket watch. Maggie and Glenn’s child, who has since been born in Season Nine, is named Hershel in his honor.

Wilson last reprised the role in Season Four finale “A,” which came after Hershel’s death in that season’s mid-season finale, “Too Far Gone.” That episode saw Hershel mercilessly decapitated by the Governor (David Morrissey), who used Michonne’s katana to perform the dirty deed.

He also voiced the character in The Walking Dead's Robot Chicken animated special. Other recent roles include Hostiles, The OA, Damien, and Bosch, after a decades-long career spanning such films as In the Heat of the Night and The Ninth Configuration.

The Walking Dead is expected to pay tribute to Wilson this season by way of a memorial credits tag. Fans can further expect a loving tribute to be made on Sunday’s live aftershow Talking Dead, airing immediately after The Walking Dead Season Nine premiere.

Captain Marvel

by CWS

October 5, 2018

I guess I forgot to post this trailer when it was released about a week ago, while I was distracted fighting my still-unresolved driver problem.


Perhaps I'll talk to myself about it later, too, should the mood strike me.

Cannot install video drivers

by CWS

September 24, 2018

Instead of a single catch-all tech support thread, it would probably work better to have a dedicated subforum; I'll set that up shortly.

Anyway, for the past several days I've been fighting to update the video drivers for my GTX 680. The existing driver was uninstalled, of course, but when trying to install the new driver, or even reinstall the previous one, the installation always fails for unspecified reasons, no matter what. I've tried every possible method and approach I can think of, and met with failure after failure. I even tried reverting to a previous state using System Restore, and that failed, again for unspecified reasons. I even tried taking the 680 out altogether and putting my ancient GTX 9800 card back in, but it refuses to install the drivers for that card, either.

This process has been frustrating, to say the least. At this point, the only thing I can think of to try next is to reformat and reinstall Windows. Does anyone have any ideas or suggestions short of that?

The DC film universe is unraveling...

by CWS

September 13, 2018

...or at least that certainly appears to be the case. On top of the overall quality of the movies, which has been...uneven, to put it generously, the biggest stars of the franchise seem to be jumping ship one after another.

It's apparently been known for some time that Ben Affleck would not be making another appearance as Batman, following the disappointing performance of Zack Snyder's Justice League film. Now, according to the Hollywood Reporter, Henry Cavill is officially bowing out as Superman, so as to play Geralt in Netflix's upcoming Witcher series.

So, uh...yeah. Gal Gadot will continue to play Wonder Woman for the foreseeable future, which isn't surprising since her movie was arguably the best of the five DCEU films so far, not to mention the most successful. They're supposedly still planning to do more with Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn in some context or other (so hopefully she'll have time to get the accent right by then), and now they're talking about shifting their main focus to a Supergirl movie, so...the only certainty at the moment is that to the extent that the DCEU continues to lurch unsteadily ahead, it seems like Warner Bros. is banking heavily on its women to carry it forward.

RIP John McCain

by CWS

August 25, 2018

Republican Senator and 2008 Presidential nominee, John McCain has died, one day after his family announced that he had stopped treatment for his brain cancer.

Senator McCain served with honor and distinction in our nation's military, and was a 100% legitimate war hero in Vietnam. I won't pretend to have been an admirer of his political career, as I disagreed with him more often than not, although I did reluctantly vote for him in 2008. I think, however, that he always did what he believed was right.

EDIT: Some final thoughts on the Senator, in his own words:
John McCain wrote:

“I’ve had the good fortune to spend 60 years in service to this wondrous land,” he said. “It has not been perfect service, to be sure, and there were probably times when the country might have benefited from a little less of my help.

“But I’ve tried to deserve the privilege as best I can, and I’ve been repaid a thousand times over with adventures, with good company, and with the satisfaction of serving something more important than myself, of being a bit player in the extraordinary story of America,” he said. “And I am so very grateful.”

Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise

by CWS

August 12, 2018

I have no idea if this game will even be good or not, but I feel morally obligated to make a thread for it.


Godzilla: King of the Monsters

by CWS

July 22, 2018

Thanks to Comic-Con, we're suddenly buried in new trailers. Here's one I definitely can't resist sharing.



Personally, the preachy narrative is a bit much for me, I hope the full movie doesn't land as hard on that as this trailer did...Godzilla has always had that symbolism and subtext, of course, but it works best when "shown, not told" if you know what I mean.

Having said that, I am still excite.

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