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@  Jenny : (11 November 2019 - 08:54 AM)

The toy's designed to look like Wipe-Out, anyway.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 November 2019 - 08:14 AM)

Didn't they try to retcon that into a figure of speech because that connection went against everybody else's long-term plans?

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 November 2019 - 03:53 AM)

There's still some connection given Trypticon was created by Mortilus.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 November 2019 - 12:12 AM)

Yeah that toy doesn't exactly look like Necrobot.

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 08:24 PM)

But.... it's just "Necro" not "Necrobot".

@  TheMightyMol... : (10 November 2019 - 05:10 PM)

But why does the God of Death need a giant space kaiju? Wait, never mind, answered my own question.

@  Maximus Ambus : (10 November 2019 - 02:15 PM)

Yowza I just realised Titans Trypticon comes with Necro AKA Censere AKA Mortilus.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:15 PM)

I... think the best equivalent would actually be the British "There is room for improvement".

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:15 PM)

There's always a sense of irony to it, but what the ratio between irony (you really failed) and straightworwardness (at least you achieved something) is depends on the situation and the speaker.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:12 PM)

The meaning can be both literal (you succeed on one level but fail on another), or it can be utterly ironic (you fail in every regard but the most technical; or even worse, "you really gave your best"), and anything in between.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:10 PM)

For example: A singer can hit the notes really well, but clearly isn't a native speaker and what little of the lyrics you can make out sounds nothing like what it's supposed to be.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 November 2019 - 01:06 PM)

The premise seems to be the mixing of technical and aesthetic technical qualities towards the overall success.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 November 2019 - 01:05 PM)

But both "hollow victory" and pyrrhic victory" are referring to having lost as much as you've gained. IE; a battle was won but both armies were destroyed. The town being seiged is victorious, but all the soldiers are still dead. Nevermore's concept is more "You did it, but it's so ugly we don't know if you actually succeeded".

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 11:35 AM)

Alternately, one could probably also call it a "hollow victory".

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 11:35 AM)

Example: In the Powerpuff Girls episode "Uh Oh Dynamo", the monster-of-the-day was a really tough, giant-size one that required the use of a really destructive mech to defeat it. While the monster was ultimately beaten, the city of Townsville was utterly trashed by the mech's weapons in the process. So, while the city was saved from the monster, it was harmed even worse by the mech that saved it, making the victory bittersweet.

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 11:32 AM)

@Nevermore, sounds to me like what one might call a "bittersweet victory". The goal was met, but at great cost or by disastrous result that call into question if the achieved goal could even be called a success.

@  Arvegtor : (10 November 2019 - 09:40 AM)

Seems to be close enough to "Pyrrhic victory"

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 November 2019 - 09:37 AM)

What do you get from putting the German term through a translator?

@  wonko the sane? : (10 November 2019 - 08:57 AM)

That is a ridiculously interesting concept. But I don't think english has a singular term for what you're describing.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 08:28 AM)

Is there an English equivalent for what we Germans call "deductions in the B rating"? Context: Someone did something and suceeded on a technical level (as in, achieved the intended goal), but failed to some degree in the details, i.e. there was some collateral damage, or while a technical success, the end result is an aestetic failure. It can be used highly ironically, as in "barely achieved the intended goal, but failed so much in every aspect that's not purely technical that it might as well be considered an utter failure altogether." The German term is derived from the old judging syste in figure skating, which gave separate ratings for "technical merit" and "presentation", with the latter being the origin of the German term.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (10 November 2019 - 02:32 AM)

Huh. I did not know before today that "medieval" had an alternate spelling "mediaeval". Like "paleontology" and "palaeontology".

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 November 2019 - 04:15 PM)

'Beast Wars in underrated' the comment went. I exploded.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (09 November 2019 - 02:19 PM)

Absolutely.

@  wonko the sane? : (09 November 2019 - 02:14 PM)

So... you can look like a cop from the 70's AND a huge nerd at the same time?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (09 November 2019 - 02:09 PM)

I feel like the best way to carry the Switch would be an under-arm torso holster.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (09 November 2019 - 12:31 PM)

It's not. hell. If the 3DS zelda case just stretched a LITTLE more it would fit.

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 November 2019 - 03:38 AM)

I feel like the Switch Lite is a bit big to have hanging on your belt like that, but I don't take my Switch out with me often anyway.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (09 November 2019 - 01:13 AM)

I must be the only one who wants a switch lite case with a belt loop. o.O

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 November 2019 - 03:03 PM)

I'm gonna have "Chainsaw Buffet" and "Candy For the Cannibal" by Lordi playing in my head all night.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 November 2019 - 12:36 PM)

Trick or treaters can only consent to cannibalism in Germania.

@  Sabrblade : (07 November 2019 - 12:12 PM)

Hey, if the trick or treaters can't take some loving insults, that's their problem.

@  Arazyr : (07 November 2019 - 11:39 AM)

Just make sure to put the leftovers in the fridge, so they don't get spoiled.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 November 2019 - 11:10 AM)

I love children... but I can never eat a whole one.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 November 2019 - 09:52 AM)

I can neither confirm nor deny this allegation.

@  Paladin : (07 November 2019 - 09:46 AM)

...you don't roast the trick or treaters, do you....

@  wonko the sane? : (07 November 2019 - 09:38 AM)

A cold beer, a warm fire, some smores and trick or treaters... Man, you got this life thing down.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 November 2019 - 09:37 AM)

That actually sounds pretty awesome.

@  MEDdMI : (07 November 2019 - 08:59 AM)

we'll move to the open garage if it's raining

@  MEDdMI : (07 November 2019 - 08:58 AM)

every Halloween since we got a house, TMM and I chill in the driveway with a fire bowl and roast things while handing out candy. It's pretty great.

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 November 2019 - 03:42 AM)

Peter Cullen voiced King Kong let that sink in.

@  TM2-Megatron : (06 November 2019 - 11:42 PM)

I've noticed that after a year or two, though, people with children will start getting into it for their kids

@  TM2-Megatron : (06 November 2019 - 11:41 PM)

I think a lot of the decline you see in Halloween is due to newcomers to Canada who don't really get it... I mean,there are only a handful of countries in the world that practice this particular oddity

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (06 November 2019 - 12:29 PM)

I recently attended a talk on Samhain and its associated mythology by a professor from Limerick.

@  Otaku : (06 November 2019 - 11:49 AM)

Trunk or Treats have become more popular because it is supposed to be safer, and even if it isn't, it just tends to be easier for the Trick-or-Treaters.

@  wonko the sane? : (06 November 2019 - 11:00 AM)

That's okay: between ever more extreme weather, ever more violent society, and general paranoia of parents: halloweens not doing to well out here either.

@  Anonymous X : (06 November 2019 - 09:30 AM)

We used to have Bonfire Night here in the UK as our thing instead of Halloween... It's withered away for the most part. Halloween used to be the strange American tradition you knew of from ET or various cartoons

@  TheMightyMol... : (06 November 2019 - 06:33 AM)

So that's why I never get invited anywhere.

@  Otaku : (05 November 2019 - 12:36 PM)

@Bass X0 Are we talking about the quality of the costumes or their subject matter?  The former is a natural result of cosplay growing less and less niche over the decades.  The latter isn't new; mass produced stuff is at least as old as you or I and are we sure no one dressed as a cowboy or astronaut or whatever in the 1950's?  Monsters weren't allowed at certain parties, strange as it sounds. XP

@  Benbot : (05 November 2019 - 12:23 PM)

is the quick reply broken for anyone else or is it just me?

@  Pinkcolliebot : (05 November 2019 - 11:30 AM)

Announcement! TF Roll Out Short Gotta Go Fast! Storyboard in the works! Green lit Real Soon.


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Posted 12 February 2019 - 07:01 PM

I can definitely relate. I realized fairly quickly that whatever I want, it's not to be a man dressed as a woman. I got a cheap wig and only wore it a couple of times. It didn't fit super well and I probably could have fixed that by buying a better one, but what it did do was convince me that I wanted my hair to be longer for real. Similar with the gel bra inserts I got. I might wind up using those eventually to help look better (who the hell knows where I'm going to end up cup size and an issue trans women apparently face is that wider rib cages make your breasts look smaller), but again I'm not really interested in creating some kind of costume. I want to actually feel like a girl.

 

How I'm feeling already on the pills has really hammered that point home. If this is probably just the start of what it's going to feel like as I probably up the dosages later, I'm totally on board with this. This feeling is amazing. It's like I had some kind of cloud over my mind and I didn't realize it until this pulled it away. About the only reason I would stop taking them is to try the injection version.

 

Losing power sucks. I lost power at work yesterday and missed a bunch of hours because of it. Hope you get everything sorted out.

 

Oh, and about the choker, make sure to use a tape measure around your neck. Mine's big enough that most of the ones I find won't fit me.


Edited by Ashley, 12 February 2019 - 07:03 PM.


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Posted 12 February 2019 - 08:46 PM

Now I'm having a power outage. So now I'm out in shit weather, spending money I don't have for dinner (since I can't use my microwave), dtessed as a hugging man! This is not how I wanted to spend my night.
Maybe I can go get that choker, which I also can't afford but damn I need something to keep this night from being a total bust.


On a good note, you may have just had your “I’m not just a cross dresser” moment.

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 09:09 PM

Now I'm having a power outage. So now I'm out in shit weather, spending money I don't have for dinner (since I can't use my microwave), dtessed as a hugging man! This is not how I wanted to spend my night.
Maybe I can go get that choker, which I also can't afford but damn I need something to keep this night from being a total bust.


On a good note, you may have just had your “I’m not just a cross dresser” moment.

Heh! No offense to anyone here, but coming from an extremely conservative and protestant background, if true, I'm not sure how much of a good note that is.
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Posted 12 February 2019 - 09:15 PM

that’s valid... was just trying to brighten the night :)

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 09:27 PM

It's a good note no matter what if you're figuring out yourself better. There's value in being self-aware. 



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Posted 14 February 2019 - 09:54 PM

I've been increasingly thinking about what it would be like to be a girl...sometimes what sex would be like...but not always. Like I think about what it would be like to walk into work and face everyone, or face the parents. But mostly just to be able to dress as I want, whether thats jeans and teeshirt, or a dress. To look in a mirror and not have that damn thing hanging between my legs...actual breasts. Public bathrooms still hold that eww factor and a "thank God I can pee standing up" factor. But when compared to being stuck with this...thing...!

At first they were just fleeting thoughts. But now the times where I'm glad to be a guy, and I do still have those moments, but they seem, I don't know. I don't want to do anything for one thing because of the people I'd have to come out to, let alone the cost of just HRT, let alone SRS...but, I have such a knack for letting my emotions get the better of me and what if I did do something I can't take back and then it's, oh shit, what have I done?
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Posted 14 February 2019 - 10:12 PM

I will point out that HRT is not that expensive. It looks like we're talking about $20 each for estradiol and for spironolactone for 30 day supplies without insurance. My insurance covers it so I don't care much, but they're generic drugs: they're not expensive.

 

Also, they are not commitments. I could stop at this point and I doubt anyone could ever physically tell I was on them. I'm not going to because it feels awesome, but I could if it wasn't helping. There's a reason why the friend I'm out to IRL was encouraging me to try. The best test of whether or not HRT is right for you is to take it for a week and see how you feel. The risks are minimal and it might shine a lot of light on how you feel about the idea.


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Posted 15 February 2019 - 08:38 PM

Well, thankfully tonight was less of a "I'm freaking out here" type night. I found a cute little choker at Hot Topic tonight. When I got home from grocery shopping, I decided on the dress instead of jeans and shirt. It helps me feel calmer sometimes. And I really like the choker.

I'm still feeling fake with the breast forms. But it's not as harsh as the other night. Thankfully I have another therapy appointment Monday. I think I could use one right about now.
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Posted 16 February 2019 - 01:33 AM

Glad you liked the choker idea. It's a simple idea, but a cute one.

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Posted 17 February 2019 - 08:01 PM

Thought this belonged here from r/traaaaaaannnnnnnnnns


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Posted 17 February 2019 - 09:13 PM

Well, interesting and all, but what do bathrooms have to do with public p...oh...oh eww...EWW!
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Posted 19 February 2019 - 01:59 AM

So, my family has currently three birds. A cockatiel, a yellow-naped amazon, and a twenty-something year old african grey.

 

We had been told that the grey was male, but it's hard to tell with some birds. Biology is weird. Anyway, a couple of years ago the amazon got sick. The details of that aren't important, but we took the grey in to the vet too since they hadn't been in in years. They said that they were overall good, but asked if we had an ultraviolet lamp for any of our birds and recommended we get them. The ultraviolet helps with vitamin d which helps with calcium absorption which gets important to avoid arthritis as they get older. So we got lamps for all three.

 

Skip forward like three months. I wake up to my mom screaming because there's an egg in the bottom of the cage. It turns out she DID have a calcium problem and that's why she had never laid one before, so we didn't find out earlier. She also gained like 20 grams after getting the lamp, which is a lot for a ~500 gram bird. It's probably increased bone density, which is good.

 

The insane-sounding punchline is: a new lamp made us realize we had been misgendering a parrot.



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Posted 19 February 2019 - 09:21 AM

Interestingly enough, that happens with cats too as people expect male cats to have a visible penis.. and they don't.

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Posted 19 February 2019 - 10:52 AM

I'd be worried if your cat lays an egg.

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Posted 19 February 2019 - 11:17 AM

I'd be worried if your cat lays an egg.

 

yes.. yes I would..



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Posted 19 February 2019 - 01:52 PM

You might want to check for Xenomorphs.

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Posted 19 February 2019 - 09:57 PM

So my screen name's Stephanie now. It already feels much better than Jennifer did. I just wish I were brave enough to tell someone irl about this so I could hear someone actually calling me Stephanie. I don't know how used to it I can get if everyone still calls be by my given name. But not having come out yet...GAH!

I know it must sound so stupid. Such a simple thing to do. Just hugging say it! "Mom, Dad...I want to be a woman. Please call me Stephanie."

You know the odds of that happening? Somewhere between nill and zero. Damn I'm such a coward. I know nothing's going to change if I don't do something.

What am I hoping for? Let's just say somehow I manage to afford HRT. Now let's assume I actually manage to get over being too chicken shit to come out about my feelings so I can actually take that step and it's okay because everyone will already know what's going on when the breasts start growing.

Great! That gets me part of the way there. But I'll still know there's something still attached to me that I don't want but, without more than half an entire years salary, I can't get rid of.

Is it always such an uphill battle?
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Posted 19 February 2019 - 11:02 PM

Sisyphus you are not Stephanie, there is a peak to your hill for sure - but you will crest it.

 

Fear does not make you a coward, not when there are genuine concerns that prompt it.  While I can't say how coming out will affect your family relationships, at some point, we all have to decide when we stop being our parent's Children. You need to do what's right for you- what's wrong for them - doesn't need to be one of your priorities in decision making.

 

after all, if your parents jumped off a bridge...  


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Posted 20 February 2019 - 12:07 AM

I'm not going to pretend this stuff is easy, but there are victories to be had. This is going to get into some embarrassing biology stuff, but I'm saying it anyway.

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Posted 20 February 2019 - 01:41 AM

O_o? has to... 

 

<_< I've never felt like I had to... I've even gone double-digit numbers of minutes between 'sessions' before

 

XD 

 

lol the idea that there's a "normal" that any of us deviate from or should aspire to drift toward instead -is entirely a made up concept. 

 

it's like that Life lesson at the end of Increadables. We're all Special - because nobody's special ... or whatever the positive wording of that is  





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