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@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (11 November 2019 - 09:26 PM)

I hate to burst your bubble, Maximus Ambus, but 90% of things said in IDW turned out to be amnesiac half-rememberings courtesy of Adaptus or outright lies courtesy of Shockwave.

@  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?


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#1241 ZakuConvoy

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Posted 09 October 2019 - 04:08 PM

 

If Discovery Family were planning a G5 preview on Saturday we would have seen it already.

*snicker* Yeah, they *have* been pretty bad about keeping a lid on their spoilers...And it does seem like something they would tease if they were ready to show anything.

 

Mostly, I guess I'm just wondering what's going on behind the scenes for G5.  We haven't seen ANYTHING official.  And the current IDW comic, as well as the manga, seems to be continuing well into 2020.  It just seems kind of weird to have a possibly year-plus-long gap between shows (not to mention toylines...).  I seem to remember them saying something about doing another movie first, which MIGHT explain the delay.  Still...

 

I guess I feel like if they wait too long, Discovery Family might just go under.  All they really have is Pony and Rescue Bots Academy (and a truckload of reality shows)...with possibly season 3 of Hanazuki on the way (maybe...) and that Equestria Girls Holiday Special at some point.  I guess we don't even know for sure if they were planning on G5 airing on Discovery Family in the first place.  The new Transformers show is airing on Netflix instead, maybe they're planning going that route.  It'd be a shame for Discovery Family go under (or become ENTIRELY reality-shows)...if only because it was a good channel back when it was the Hub.

 

I guess I'm just curious what G5 will be like.  From what I've gleamed from the spoilers we got some time ago it seems like

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Plus, I just want to see what the art style's like.


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Posted 09 October 2019 - 06:23 PM

I guess G5 will be out some point early next year, in the meantime, they let the products for the current generation decline until they are ready to let the ponies out of the door, likely lead by the new Twilight Sparkle or whoever going to be the leader character.


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Posted 11 October 2019 - 12:01 PM

New York Toy Fair is in four months, I wonder if they will have previews of the toys there.



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Posted 11 October 2019 - 04:39 PM

I posted this in another thread, but I'll post it here too.

 

Major heads up about that 'A Decade of Pony' special.  If you haven't watched it yet, they practically spoil the finale with a couple of clips in this.  If you want to remain unspoiled for the finale, then 'A Decade of Pony' will air again after if you want to watch it.



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Posted 11 October 2019 - 07:38 PM

Thanks for the heads up. I'll have it on on my DVR after tomorrow. I'll just make a day of it Monday.
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Posted 14 October 2019 - 02:16 PM

Someone put it in YT actually.


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Posted 15 October 2019 - 10:57 AM

So yeah, I've heard reports that the next Equestria Girls thing got leaked. Don't know where it is or where to find it, but it's out there.


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Posted 16 October 2019 - 12:37 PM

Come on Discovery Family. Are you even trying?


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Posted 17 October 2019 - 04:23 AM

The holiday thing? A friend saw it at, um, a kissing place.

Why is it Christmas? I want Halloween costumes for the minis. If they'll still make minis.

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Posted 17 October 2019 - 08:23 PM

Alas, I fear the Minis are done. Which is a terrible shame, because I love them and we never got ones for Human!Lyra or Sonata Dusk.

 

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Posted 18 October 2019 - 02:31 PM

Now that the show's over maybe my first post of the day doesn't need to be in Allsparkle anymore. Maybe.

 

It's been one of those unnecessary rules I give myself. I've kept it up the whole time.


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Posted 19 October 2019 - 04:47 AM

Has there been new that there are no more new Minis?!?

Horse clods!

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Posted 19 October 2019 - 08:42 AM

Has there been new that there are no more new Minis?!?

Horse clods!

Nothing official I know of, however when was the last line? Two years ago? Basically with pony over and the last Equestria Girls thing airing November 2nd, it's a good guess that if we haven't gotten any new minis in this long. The toyline is over.


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Posted 19 October 2019 - 09:52 AM

Oh, so now I easily wake up early on a Saturday morning.


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Posted 06 November 2019 - 12:09 PM

So, now that FiM is done, has anyone else cleaned up their collection? Like, I still have a G1 display and a G4 display (with a tiny bit of G3 thrown in). But where I used to have a crazy amount of Build A Pony and other random toys on display, I've trimmed it way down to one display stand and absolutely everything else is now the in bins. Like really, I've totally closed the book on G4 put it on the retro shelves with the other generations and I'm just waiting for G5 to start.
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Posted 06 November 2019 - 12:29 PM

Aside from a ton of trading cards sitting in a shelf, I only have a few large Funko figures along with a handful of the Funko minis actually on display.  I have no desire to put them away any time soon.  Besides, what little I have doesn't take up much shelf space anyway.

 

I also still have the first few season posters that Nayuki made several years ago.  I never had the wall space to display them, so they're just safely rolled up in the back room.  Someday I'll get to display them.

 

And as much as I've never cared for the Build-A-Bear stuff, I do have just one that my littlest sister got me for Christmas last year.  It's currently in the back room as well, still sitting in the carry box Build-A-Bears come in.

 

I never had much for spare cash to throw at MLP merch, so my collection is super small compared to the rest of you folks.



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Posted 06 November 2019 - 12:53 PM

I wonder what G5 merchandise will be like. I wonder if it will continue the trajectory we've seen the last few years or reset all the way back to basic brushies and oddball vehicles.

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Posted 07 November 2019 - 11:19 AM

Btw, what do I search for to find the next character concepts for the cast of whatever is after Friendship is Magic? I wanna see if they have a 'Pinkie'.

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