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@  unluckiness : (16 July 2019 - 05:17 AM)

I know Shockwave's super mode is pretty lame and Magnus is kinda greebly but it's not that bad.

@  TM2-Megatron : (16 July 2019 - 12:38 AM)

Though with the luck and caliber of leaders we've had of late in the darkest timeline, maybe it's too much to hope for.

@  TM2-Megatron : (16 July 2019 - 12:36 AM)

Just like democracy, it's not perfect but better than the present alternatives. Capitalism as it's practiced today won't be able to weather the coming wave of automation, though. Best to plan for it and hope for a gentle transition rather than the aforementioned collapse

@  unluckiness : (16 July 2019 - 12:27 AM)

Capitalism is the worst amiright? Sent from my iPhone

@  Vexwing : (15 July 2019 - 11:24 PM)

Because the collapse is gonna be just great.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 July 2019 - 10:41 PM)

Let's hope this is late stage and we're on the cusp of something better.

@  abates : (15 July 2019 - 09:45 PM)

Late stage capitalism is the absolute best.

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 July 2019 - 01:33 PM)

So, welcome to all retail, everywhere.

@  Nevermore : (15 July 2019 - 01:24 PM)

Oh, and Greenpeace also conducted a protest at a German Amazon facility, to protest against Amazon's practice of throwing customer returns in the trash.

@  Nevermore : (15 July 2019 - 01:17 PM)

Right, because with Amazon, it's just the employees that have to step in dog shit while having no space to breathe.[/slightexaggeration]

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (15 July 2019 - 01:03 PM)

At least I can use Amazon without losing the ability to breath or step in dog shit.

@  RichardT1977 : (15 July 2019 - 12:58 PM)

Considering that Amazon is the new Walmart...

@  Nevermore : (15 July 2019 - 12:39 PM)

All of my best wishes go out to the brave women and men who have the balls (and ovaries) to go on strike at an Amazon facility in the US.

@  Nevermore : (15 July 2019 - 12:38 PM)

Speaking of. Not only are we in Germany on strike today, but so is the fulfillment center in Shakopee, Minnesota!

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 July 2019 - 12:36 PM)

Overnight delivery is the right of all sentient beings.

@  RichardT1977 : (15 July 2019 - 12:34 PM)

(and is it sexist of me to assume that a character named "Amazon Prime" would be feminine?)

@  RichardT1977 : (15 July 2019 - 12:34 PM)

Whenever she was summoned, she would arrive the next day?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (15 July 2019 - 12:32 PM)

The Scioli and Barber TF vs Joe series mentioned an Amazon Prime.

@  RichardT1977 : (15 July 2019 - 12:22 PM)

Meanwhile I'm wondering why no one's come up with a fan character named "Amazon Prime". I mean, today IS her special day...

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 July 2019 - 11:20 AM)

The Wallet-Eater.

@  unluckiness : (15 July 2019 - 08:44 AM)

Woah. Unicron broke the site.

@  MEDdMI : (14 July 2019 - 10:08 PM)

Is that what kids are calling it these days?

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 July 2019 - 07:33 PM)

Ssshh, you'll get us both "dealt with".

@  RichardT1977 : (14 July 2019 - 07:28 PM)

No, but I did *read* it from you...

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 July 2019 - 03:06 PM)

The first real long-term space outposts belong to the Illuminati, but you didn't hear that from me.

@  RichardT1977 : (14 July 2019 - 02:50 PM)

Er, in SF I mean.

@  RichardT1977 : (14 July 2019 - 02:50 PM)

Yeah, the first long-term manned space outposts have traditionally been mining colonies and the like.

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 July 2019 - 12:19 PM)

Okay, but......do they have to be willing to be sent up?

@  Rycochet : (14 July 2019 - 11:10 AM)

A king isn't a king without subjects.

@  Rycochet : (14 July 2019 - 11:09 AM)

The rich will never flee to space until there's enough an underclass up there so they have someone to do all the jobs they won't. Same reason seasteading never takes off.

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 July 2019 - 10:45 AM)

Do we have to let them come back?

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 July 2019 - 10:35 AM)

Well, it's only going to be the ultra-rich who are able to go for the first couple decades at least, so I doubt anyone's going to care much

@  Nevermore : (14 July 2019 - 10:32 AM)

They could be standing on the surface of the moon, insist they're in the middle of a giant set, and take off their helmet to "prove" it.

@  Nevermore : (14 July 2019 - 10:31 AM)

Assuming these are genuinely convinced conspiracy morons and not just internet trolls, I would assume "not a lot".

@  Nevermore : (14 July 2019 - 10:31 AM)

I wonder how all these recent private and international space travel programs are going to affect those craziacs who insist that the Earth is flat/the moon landing was forged/outer space isn't real etc.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 July 2019 - 09:34 AM)

Well... rory WOULD love a trebuchet...

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 July 2019 - 09:29 AM)

Trebuchets never go out of style.

@  unluckiness : (14 July 2019 - 09:17 AM)

Have you considered a trapdoor spike pit?

@  unluckiness : (14 July 2019 - 09:17 AM)

It's not the worst gift but not evryone may want one given rising fuel prices.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 July 2019 - 08:22 AM)

Is a fire pit too literal for a house warming gift?

@  Noideaforaname : (14 July 2019 - 07:43 AM)

Welp, just realized everyone's been talking about Halle BAILEY this week, not BERRY. (so that's why i haven't been seeing CatFishWoman memes...)

@  MEDdMI : (14 July 2019 - 07:08 AM)

Oh, sounds like fun.I wonder if I have a decent mic lying around.

@  Pinkcolliebot : (13 July 2019 - 07:26 PM)

Casting call for TF Roll Out Shorts! https://www.behindth...y/casting-call/

@  Kalidor : (13 July 2019 - 03:05 PM)

Talking about the show in chat is absolutely fine - posting spoilers on anything that's current season isn't tho

@  Arazyr : (13 July 2019 - 07:05 AM)

Yeah, I'm a season or so behind, so I would definitely appreciate no spoilers. 8^)

@  Sabrblade : (12 July 2019 - 10:21 PM)

Still, though, yeah, we do have a thread for the show. Best to use it.

@  Sabrblade : (12 July 2019 - 10:20 PM)

I think Nevermore once said he was a few episodes behind, so I don't think he's talking about tonight's new episode.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (12 July 2019 - 09:53 PM)

Yeah, you realize we have a designated thread for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., right?

@  MEDdMI : (12 July 2019 - 09:35 PM)

Not that I care about the show, but I'd be pretty annoyed about spoilers there. Please post it in a thread.

@  Nevermore : (12 July 2019 - 06:05 PM)

Okay, this is getting ridiculous. The opening of the episode was a deliberate play with clichés, but unfortunately, the rest of the episode that's played straight is also riddled with them...


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#1 ZacWilliam1

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 05:03 PM

Didn't see a thread on this yet, Harmony Gold has launched a new Kickstarter to make the pilot of a new Robotech series called Robotech Academy.

https://www.kickstar...obotech-academy

I'm a bit of two minds because on the one hand I'd LOVE more Robotech but on the other hand Harmony Gold is generally the corporate equivalent of a big A-hole who has cool toys he doesn't take good care of and usually won't share.

Still, I think the potential of new Robotech is enough to get me to kick in, even if the properties masters are not what would be ideal.


-ZacWilliam, for $500,000.00 it better be a hell of an awesome pilot too...

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 05:13 PM

This had better be a sequel to Shadow Chronicles and actually advance the story of Robotech.

I.e. The search for the SDF-3/Rick Hunter et all. Along with the whole Hadonite plot.

If its based on Earth, id a prequel or some kind of side story, then i'm out.

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 05:14 PM

Oh, are they not making enough money from lawsuits like they planned?

 

On the one hand: The prospect of more Robotech, more toys, HG actually doing something with the franchise.

 

On the other hand: Harmony Gold is a rogue state and Kickstarter aid money will only prop up the regime and its annoying legal sabre rattling. A lot like the DPRK!


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#4 ZacWilliam1

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 05:17 PM


Apparently it's set during the Robotech: Sentinels era, (which I don't know a lot about) involves the Children of Macross Saga and is supposed to deal with and address the Sentinels story and questions.

The said they still want to do a Shadow Chronicles continuation later but this is their focus and interest right now.

-ZacWilliam, the villians being a Robotech Masters offshoot called the Children of Zor.
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#5 Aida Mana-Sue

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 05:24 PM

No thanks. I don't support weird paralegal fanfiction.

 

Apparently paralegal doesn't mean what I think it means, but it should.


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#6 ZacWilliam1

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 05:31 PM


Harmony Gold is sadly completely legal, that's their biggest (really only) power.

Also I don't really think the powers that be are in any way fans.


-ZacWilliam, So yeah I can totally understand not wanting to back HG, but your description doesn't really work even in an exagerative sense...
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#7 Aida Mana-Sue

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 05:36 PM

Harmony Gold is sadly completely legal, that's their biggest (really only) power.

I was under the impression that the way they hold onto the Macross license has been declared unlawful by Japanese courts. For various reasons I can't find any sources at the moment (And I hate making accusations without evidence) so if you can confidently assert otherwise then fair enough, I'll back down from that approach.

 

Legality aside, they're still evil intellectual property thieves.


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Posted 04 July 2014 - 05:44 PM

Nope Harmourownfranchise Goldenopprtnueatydownthedrain will not and should not get any thing till they release there chokehold over other Macross property comeing state side


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Posted 04 July 2014 - 05:45 PM

At the end of the day you can't really tell people what they can and can't do with their money, and if someone really wants to see more Robotech this way there's little I can do to stop them. I, however, will be utilising the power of the free market by NOT giving HG my money when they come begging.


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Posted 04 July 2014 - 05:56 PM

I will entirely fund an opposing Kickstarter to get all of Macross released in HD in the Western world.

 

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 06:08 PM

If it was a kickstarter to rip the Macross license from Harmony Gold and bring all of the Macross franchise to the US, I'd be down with that.

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 06:15 PM

I'd sooner invest in Elbonian penny stocks than a new Robotech series from Harmony Gold. It's less risky.


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Posted 04 July 2014 - 06:16 PM

Harmony Gold is sadly completely legal, that's their biggest (really only) power.

I was under the impression that the way they hold onto the Macross license has been declared unlawful by Japanese courts. For various reasons I can't find any sources at the moment (And I hate making accusations without evidence) so if you can confidently assert otherwise then fair enough, I'll back down from that approach.
 
Legality aside, they're still evil intellectual property thieves.

 
They have full rights to the SDF Macross TV series and the Southern Cross TV series. International distribution rights for those series was ruled to belong to Tatsunoko, and that's who Harmony Gold dealt with. (And HG and Tatsunoko have agreed to renew the deal several times)

What Harmony Gold does not have rights to are the designs from those series, which belong to Studio Nue and Big West. Harmony Gold doesn't use the designs from those shows anymore, because they know Studio Nue and Big West would sue them. (Hasn't stopped HG from suing anyone else who uses those same designs, though).

Mospeada is different, since that's completely Tatsunoko, and Tatsunoko has granted HG use of those designs.
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Posted 04 July 2014 - 06:16 PM

Just watched the annouement trailer thingy on the kickstarter.

So they're trying to go back and carry on with The Sentinels?

Yeah try and milk that corpse HG. The sad thing is i would have liked this before they did Shadow Chronicles and talked about how the story could continue into Shadow Rising and finally conclude the Robotech Saga!

Instead they gave up on that because of the pipedream live action Robotech.

Then they released Love Live Alive to re-retell the New Generation story yet again as a clip show. With maybe a few minutes of new footage.

But most of all. I would have liked this before the started sueing everything in site that dares to even look vaguely like a Valkyrie fighter.

Why not just continue the story and use flashbacks? Stop going backwards!

I'm with HellCat on this. I'd fund official releases of all Macross series over here. Dubbed or Subbed!

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 06:51 PM

In a word: hug'em. They've more than had their chance.
 
 
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Posted 04 July 2014 - 06:53 PM

No thanks.  The Sentinels (in all of its incarnations) was awful.



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Posted 04 July 2014 - 07:05 PM

Guess this is their next cash grab after the Hasbro lawsuit didn't pan out. 


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Yeah, pass. Screw those guys.



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Posted 04 July 2014 - 07:09 PM

This does not interest me and I will not subscribe to Harmony Gold's newsletter.



#20 ZacWilliam1

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 07:22 PM

I'm with HellCat on this. I'd fund official releases of all Macross series over here. Dubbed or Subbed!


My only problem with that is I really don't care about the Macross series in the Japanese sense. Even if they cleared those shows for release here, I'm not really interested.

I care about Robotech. Now I'd give just about anything for a better company than HG to be in charge of Robotech (which would not be hard) but for the foreseeable future that's not likely so it comes down to HG or nothing. Sadly.


-ZacWilliam, I'm curious to see whether fan distaste for Harmony Gold or fan desire for more Robotech wins out in this Kickstarter...
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