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He-Man & The Masters of the Universe Creators Discuss Giving A New Generation "Their He-Man"

Not to be mistaken with Masters of the Universe: Revelation, Netflix is returning to the world of Eternia with a brand new take on the lore of He-Man and his fellow masters with the upcoming series, He-Man And The Masters Of The Universe. We here at Comicbook.com recently had the opportunity to talk with Showrunner Rob David and Co-Executive Producer Jeff Matsuda about this new CG animated series that is much more skewed toward a younger audience and is looking to introduce the newest generation to a warrior of Castle Grayskull of their very own.

Rob David started the discussion by tapping into what makes Masters of the Universe a story that stands the test of time, and why he felt it was time for the franchise to receive a new coat of paint:

"Masters of the Universe is just one of those stories, I'm not going to call it a brand, it's a living breathing story. It's a special story in that it has the potential to speak to multiple generations at once. What we did with this is that we had the opportunity to re-imagine the Masters of the Universe for this next generation of kids and for those like us that are kids at heart."

Extrapolating on this point, David broke down the idea of giving a new generation their own version of the franchise to call their own, while remaining true to the core tenants of Masters of the Universe:

"We wanted to give this next generation their He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. We wanted to distill what makes the original great at its core, and then look for a way to recontextualize it for kids today. At its heart, it's pure MOTU but it's told with new instrumentation."
Jeff Matsuda, the show's co-executive producer who helped design these new characters and has a background with energetic re-imaginings such as The Batman animated series and TMNT, confirmed that it was exciting to rework the original story for a new audience:

"It's exciting for the new generation to have something for themselves."

General Discussion » The Nerd Thread (comics, movies, anime, cartoons, video games, lore, fun stuff, ect.) » Post 33113

tehwatever
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After considering MCU Shang Chi's phyisical capability even with the Ten Rings imma conclude that he most probably, shouldn't run a fade against Yujiro Hanma of the Baki series.



Shang Chi Sboiler
Sure, the Ten Rings gives Shang Chi hadouken + kratos blade-whip + metal gloves + double jump + super jump + forcefield shield among other things.
Sure He beat a man who was basically every nearly undefeated fearsome warlord ever in the last 1000 years,
Sure He beat a alien kaiju with the help of a sea dragon,

But he ain't ready for Yujiro.

Yujiro's feats:
Went to Vietnam War at 17 just for shits and giggles, shirtless and unarmed.
Folds everybody he meets that tries to test their strength, with no exception.
dubbed the strongest organism on earth because even ferocious hippos or a giant elephant becomes his food.
Bush, Obama, Trump and Biden (I'm not joking) all made a treaty with him: Let Yujiro do whatever the fuck he wants, and he won't send the USA to the shadow realm.
Probably stopped an earthquake with a single punch. The characters even noted how ridiculous the idea is, but they entertained the idea anyway because they just truly don't know what is and isn't bullshit when it comes to Yujiro.

Site and Policy » Site Development Notification and Feedback Thread » Post 928

JP
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I miss the show so much
Whatever you do, do not take Trixie Blue from us, or change its colors. And please please please do not destroy the desktop site for mobile users.

Is Markdown support enabled already in new comments/posts? A quick test indicates no, but I'd like a confirmation.

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General Discussion » What Are You Listening To » Post 29555

Site and Policy » Site Development Notification and Feedback Thread » Post 922

Princess Celestia
The End wasn't The End - Found a new home after the great exodus of 2012

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Devops
I think it's a good time as any to revive this thread to share some of my current plans with you (both of which are in various stages of completion). I've been doing on and off development of two major user-facing projects in the past few months, namely The Redesign and switching the site from Textile to Markdown.

The Redesign

This word is sometimes gravely dreaded by users of any site, after all, things are changing from what you are used to and love, and becoming new and alien, possibly even worse for some? Now, many of you will probably have the same question right about now:

But Celestia, the site is already so good, why change anything?
Yes, the current design works and it does its job really well. However, back when it was first made, we haven't really put much thought into things like accessibility, colorblind people, how the site looks on phones beyond the very basics, and so on.

The way our current theme system is designed, in order to create a new theme with a couple of minor color changes, we'd need to copy over the whole CSS of the site into a new .css file, and then serve that. Such an approach leads to very long compile times during deploys and holds us back from implementing more color variations. The way to fix it is to switch to CSS3 variables, which would not only make it easy for us to make more color variations, but would also make it much easier for authors of user styles to make variations of the site theme which we have not thought of.

However, even such a seemingly minor backend change requires us to essentially rewrite the whole CSS and change the architecture of it. Since we'll be doing that, I decided to also take this opportunity to fix other issues with current design.

A major one is accessibility. Some color contrasts on the site are very hard to read to vision-impaired people, as well as some colorblind people. We intend to increase the contrasts of colors a little bit to ensure important things can be distinguished between each other to such people, or those who use particularly bad monitors with poor contrast/gamma settings.

Another major point is the mobile/phone design of the site. Yes, we have one (if you are on desktop, you can even see it by making your browser window as narrow as it can go). No, it's not very good. I myself use mobile extensively, and often run into pages where certain things decide to leave the boundaries of the screen. Other times I fat-finger a button and have to go back a page and try again just because not much thought was put into mobile convenience. And I won't even mention that staff tools have no mobile design whatsoever and are really a complete disaster, meaning to do a staff action on the go in case of emergency puts me at risk of fatfingering something and possibly doing nasty things.

All of these things are intended to be fixed by the redesign. The plan so far is something like:
→ Desktop layout remains very similar to how it is now
→ → Certain things may still change on Desktop layout, but the general usage pattern should remain the same
→ Mobile layout gets a complete overhaul
→ Colors on both layouts will change for accessibility
→ More themes will be introduced, with much more extensive customization options
→ → Such as "dark/light/black" variants of each color scheme
→ → "black" variant would make the background black, hopefully saving battery on OLED devices
→ In general, our CSS will use more modern technologies and modern approach, reducing our reliance on Javascript, and giving us a chance to build a more robust style using 2021 standards, instead of 2015.

Before anything changes, there will be 1-2 months of public beta testing of the new design so we can gather feedback and make all appropriate changes.


Markdown

Now let's talk about the second project in the works right now. Conversion of the site from Textile to Markdown. For those of you who don't know, both of them are text processing engines. Textile is currently being used on the site so you can make text in your posts bold, italic, and such. There's nothing really wrong with it, but it's quite slow and outdated, and by modern standards it's quite clunky and awkward to use.

So we decided to switch to Markdown. Markdown is currently the most popular text processing technology, and it is used in many shapes and forms all over the internet. To name a few examples of websites/services using it, I'd name Discord, GitHub, Telegram, and Slack.

In fact, you probably have already used Markdown in the past, even if you never realized it was Markdown. Ever needed to type **text here** to make text bold? Or perhaps you've noticed that typing *text here* makes it italic instead of bold? Well, that was Markdown.

To go into technicalities, the "flavor" of Markdown which we intend to use is GFM (Github-Flavored Markdown), a subset of Commonmark specification. Some of the features will be omitted for security and usability reasons (you won't be able to use raw HTML in your posts), and we'll add some of our own features (such as spoilering, subscript, >>123, to name a few).

All of the current posts will be converted from Textile to Markdown once the feature is fully implemented. We'll slowly run a conversion in the background, and if you try to edit a comment/post/anything that was made using Textile, it'll be converted on-demand for you, so you can edit the Markdown version of it instead. Nothing should break, but something probably inevitably will, with my luck.


So, that's good and all, but are there any ETAs?

For the redesign, the ETA is "when it's done". It will probably take me a couple of more months of work until I get it all polished up and ready for deployment. If I had to give a percentage of its current completion, I'd say it's about 40% done.

For Markdown conversion, the ETA is 1 month, maximum. It likely won't take me too long to get it implemented, and I'll keep everyone updated here and on Discord.


Is there anywhere where I can view the current code of both changes?

Yes, there is!

You can check out the current state and code for the redesign here
And if you wish to view the code for the Markdown conversion, you can do so here


Wish to know more and possibly get more insight into development, or maybe even talk to me in a more casual way?

You can head over to our Discord server and check the #philomena-dev and #site-and-tag-discussion channels, as this is where I typically share anything related to these changes.


I hope this was informative to some of you. If you have any questions or feedback about the direction of the changes, please don't hesitate to reply to this post.

Generals » The Virus Outbreak Thread » Post 7985

Zincy
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Part-time Pizza Cat
The Ivermectin situation reminds me of that game children play where you start a whisper on one end of the room, and it's completely different by the time it makes it to the other side.


How it started. "The human formulation of ivermectin was tested in the mid 2000s as a possible treatment for a variety of syndromes. One test was done against a type of coronavirus. The test showed some limited efficacy when it came to tampering down on inflammation and reducing the chances of a cytokine storm. But the results were fairly inconclusive and better treatments are available".

And it morphed into. "Apple flavored horse deworming paste will protect me from covid".



@Ciaran

I've seen a few gun toting mormons. Not many, but a few.

Generals » Don't blame me, I voted for the other guy. (Politics General) » Post 118789

Generals » Don't blame me, I voted for the other guy. (Politics General) » Post 118785

Zincy
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Biden has moved to require that companies over 100 employees implement vaccine mandates or implement mandatory weekly testing.

I had a feeling that once one of the vax got full approval that something like this would be on the way.

This rules change will affect roughly 100 million workers in the US. And while a large chunk of those workers are already vaxed, many are not.

Companies that fail to do so will be fined per unvaccinated employee.

It's likely that employers in "at will" and "right to work" states will fire or layoff employees that refuse. Workers in other states are likely to face disciplinary actions leading to dismissal.


Biden has also evoked the defense production act to speed up the production of testing kits and needles.

This is the most aggressive response to the virus to date.


Those who are jobless, get ready, cause there's about to be oodles of open positions when all the MAGA idiots are fired.

Generals » Video Game General 2: Definitive/Remastered Edition » Post 35642

Generals » The Virus Outbreak Thread » Post 7969

Zincy
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@Background Pony #C0AD

The chemical makeup of all current in use vaccines in the US are known and can be looked up. Each of the chemicals and compounds used in all the vaccines are approved for internal medical use and have been used in other vaccines for decades. Both mRNA vaccines have been rigorously tested by both public and private institutions, and are both made by licensed and inspected companies.

None of the compounds in any of the four most common vaccines are known to have any adverse effects in proper dosage, and just because it has a big scary scientific name that your tiny mind cannot pronounce does not make it dangerous. Look up the chemical breakdown of an apple and you'll see an arsenic based compound, table salt contains an exploding metal and an incredibly toxic gas, the list goes on.


But feel free to eat unapproved horse paste. I'm sure that will protect you.

General Discussion » Vent thread » Post 173394

Zincy
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I did my yearly health screening, but with some extra bits now that I'm getting older.

5 whole vials of blood and a piss test, plus a covid screening for good measure. I hate getting blood drawn, and I especially hate getting lots of it done.

Generals » The Virus Outbreak Thread » Post 7950

Zincy
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I've been in public a lot the past few days, in a state with few masks in sight.


Really putting this vaccine to the test.

Generals » The Virus Outbreak Thread » Post 7949

Generals » The Virus Outbreak Thread » Post 7948

Generals » Video Game General 2: Definitive/Remastered Edition » Post 35379

Dustcan
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The super mutant thing was an accident. They were testing FEV and didn't properly…"dispose" of their products. After that they just decided "Hey, new social experiment!"

The provisional government was actually the Institute's idea. They did want a puppet government, sure, but it really only failed because the various factions couldn't play along.

General Discussion » Vent thread » Post 173333

Myoozik
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MMM MMM MMM MMM
My dad is out in Arizona getting some training for a future career of his and he rented out an AirBNB with a friend and his wife. Just yesterday, I found out that both of them tested positive for the virus and now he has to be careful around them, especially since he just received his second dose last week and he isn't 100% fully protected. Once he gets back, we're definitely going to quarantine him and hoping he doesn't start showing symptoms of the virus.

Generals » Don't blame me, I voted for the other guy. (Politics General) » Post 118422

Generals » Don't blame me, I voted for the other guy. (Politics General) » Post 118409

Ereiam
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@tehwatever
From what I gathered, the Pasteur Institute conducted studies over its anti-inflammatory effect on airways. The fact that it was only tested on hamsters without evidence that it would work the same on humans didn't stop quacks and covidiots from jumping the gun and extol it as the new miracle cure, now that hydroxychloroquine has fallen from grace.

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General Discussion » Unpopular opinion time (super alpha no pony edition) » Post 78333

Pony Discussion » Unpopular opinion time » Post 167613

AC97
My Little Pony - 1992 Edition

@Ring Team
Because of that, it's really weird to admire her or even suggest that "she came a loong way since season 1" after finishing the season 9. Not only that, but she keeps being selfish in some episodes, such as All bottled up and A horse shoe-in (the second worst episode I've seen in the show).

The character you think of Trixie as being is basically Pony Head from SVTFOE (who is a shining example of a terribly narcissistic static character you generally, as a watcher of the show end up not giving a shit about, and yet the writers never seemed to realize what was wrong with this), and yet that isn't really the case. Trixie in S1 would probably not have stood up for Gallus, when Gruff was being neglectful, stick her neck out for her friends, nor would she be regularly apologizing and admitting fault. Trixie also, while she put it on for selfish reasons, didn't intend to go that far under the Alicorn Amulet's corrupting influence, which she might not have known about. She's also shown to be more humble offstage than she was in S1, and she outright stopped being jealous/hostile with Twilight after S6, with them chatting pleasantly in S8.

@TheFinite
Magic kinda stopped being her hammer to everything past S7 (and even within S7, it's not her first resort past All Bottled Up), since she then proved that she could be more responsible with it (Discord was being a shithead endangering students, so honestly, who cares about a banishing spell that she went too flashy with? The only thing Starlight "did wrong" there was from not immediately realizing "Discord'll ruin my day if I don't appease him enough that he'll get bored with and leave").

Trixie is a case of being the friend that tests Starlight's development/communication issues. They don't intuitively "get" one another, as Twilight would generally understand Starlight, and vice-versa, and they can grate on one another from not communicating properly/reading one another/one being unintentionally abrasive (anger bottle, Starlight not knowing the wagon's sentimental value and not asking, Trixie trying to get the job of headmare), and that leads to challenges, but the mistakes made as a result were what helped Starlight grow.

General Discussion » Vent thread » Post 173270

SparkleDash

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But the Children’s Television Workshop has had a very good history of always doing good research on topics and communicating them appropriately. They did that episode about Mr. Hooper’s death, then they were going to do an episode about divorce, but because it didn’t test well they cancelled it.

Many years later, they revived the topic of divorce in a video tape format, with the new knowledge they’d learned and studied, such as that seeing a character that’s parents are already divorced helps kids understand that they’ll be able to have happy lives after the divorce. Then they used flashbacks as a means of conveying that it is okay to have a lot of terrible emotions related to it and showing them not to blame themselves and stuff. They also used this video tape series to do an episode where Elmo’s uncle is dead and they learn to talk through his death and remember the good times they had. They also did one about Elmo’s dad being sent to war and Elmo dealing with not being able to see him.

Every single time they tackled a topic like this, they did months and months of research learning all about the topic itself and how best to teach a kid about it in a way that they’ll understand. They did a good job with Julia, the first autistic Muppet, with Big Bird trying to be her friend and learning that she’s just a little different than him and learning that they can still be friends and all of that. They did a good job with it.

For them to fail so miserably when it comes to researching this is inexcusable. And doing this partnership resulted in them losing the support of much better autism awareness groups. They understood what they were doing and I honestly don’t get why they did it. I think something changed when they went to HBO. It stopped being about the kids and started being about the money.

And in Sesame Street’s case, it never was about the money prior to them being on HBO. PBS is publicly funded, they’re not a commercial enterprise. I think as soon as those dollar signs started to mean more to them, they changed their approach and Autism Speaks may even have paid them directly or something. Just sickening.

Anyway, here’s a video that sums up why Autism Speaks is so evil.

General Discussion » Music thread » Post 8447

Dashie41 YT

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Jonathan Davis was on tour on his throne as he struggled after he was tested positive for Covid don't worry he is fine he will win the fight

General Discussion » The Nerd Thread (comics, movies, anime, cartoons, video games, lore, fun stuff, ect.) » Post 32930

Penguin Dragneel
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The first three episodes of the Stardust Crusaders were dubbed about a year before the original series as sort of a test to see the audience reaction.

Unlike the first series' dub, it didn't have accents, so when the rest of the season was dubbed in 2017 for Toonami, they stayed with the "no accents" thing for consistency.

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