Jump to content


Toggle shoutbox Squawkbox Open the Shoutbox in a popup

Please don't post Youtube videos in the chat box. The forums software auto embeds them. 

@  Telly : (21 October 2019 - 05:17 PM)

nevermind

@  Shrug : (21 October 2019 - 04:59 PM)

I've barely used them over the years, so I'm sure they won't miss me, but I'm done too. Thankfully Pulse put up the Seacons today.

@  Telly : (21 October 2019 - 04:58 PM)

i didnt complete it, which is why this is confusing and pi$$ing me off. theres no record of it in my order history. i emailed them about it, so we will see what happens. either way, i think im done using them after this

@  Shrug : (21 October 2019 - 04:55 PM)

Either we're both unlucky or they're trying to force payment now for these takaratomy mall exclusives.

@  Shrug : (21 October 2019 - 04:55 PM)

I asked them to kindly undo that and I got a sternly worded email about how I should use their website right.

@  Shrug : (21 October 2019 - 04:55 PM)

Yeah, if you completed the order, they charged you the money now. Mine said stack before I finished checking out. I only noticed I was charged because of Paypal.

@  Telly : (21 October 2019 - 04:53 PM)

i wasnt even wanting to pay now. i was going to add them to my stack but i didnt get the chance after i was done setting up paypal

@  Shrug : (21 October 2019 - 04:53 PM)

If you haven't officially placed the order, I don't think so? Although, I had to request a cancellation with them last week because their system changed details about my order after I placed it, so I don't exactly trust them.

@  Telly : (21 October 2019 - 04:51 PM)

so im not actually being charged then?

@  Shrug : (21 October 2019 - 04:48 PM)

So, if you were one click away from purchasing, then they probably did the pre-authorization already. The next click will charge you the money now.

@  Shrug : (21 October 2019 - 04:47 PM)

TFsource charges upfront for regular pre-orders.

@  Telly : (21 October 2019 - 04:45 PM)

i was considering buying the upcoming seacons from tfsource. i had them in my cart and was on the checkout page. i set up a credit card through paypal, and before i even hit the "place order" button, i got a text saying that a charge or hold was placed on my card! is this normal? is it just checking to see if i have the money? why did it do it before i even placed the order??

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 October 2019 - 01:23 PM)

It's a torture device.

@  Benbot : (21 October 2019 - 09:42 AM)

what's this about Hot Rod?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 October 2019 - 10:36 PM)

Ex-Bundeswehr personnel, eh? Fascinating.

@  Pinkcolliebot : (20 October 2019 - 09:43 PM)

TF Roll Out Hot Rod's Presentation is coming real soon!!

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 01:05 PM)

So whenever he addresses his troops, he keeps cracking jokes. Sometimes these jokes are about the blunders he himself had made in his speech the previous day.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 01:01 PM)

At the moment, I'm blessed with a pretty nice superior. He's got a military background, but he takes an oddly entertaining approach to it. Imagine a stand-up comedian who accidentally enlisted as a drill sergeant.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 12:54 PM)

Another type of everyday absurdity: Imagine you're leaving your workplace for your lunchbreak. Upon your return, you discover that your workplace has been cordened and/or gated off during your break, with "construction site" warning signs everywhere. You go to your superior and tell him: "I can no longer access my workplace! Why is there suddenly a construction site?" Your superior takes a surpised look and says: "I don't know, first time I see this." You figure: "Must be a Tuesday, then."

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 12:51 PM)

It's kind of surreal, really.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 12:50 PM)

They agree that things are less than ideal, but they acknowledge that their scope of making decisions is limited. Oddly, I keep getting that regardless of how high up the chain of command I bother people.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 12:49 PM)

"I hear you, but you know how it is, there's nothing I can do about it." That's it, basically.

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 October 2019 - 06:40 AM)

What's it like to have management that's willing to listen to things they don't want to hear? I've never seen that.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 04:41 AM)

I manage to argue within the company's own internal logic and point out the flaws, shortcomings and discrepancies between "official company policy" and "everyday company reality".

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 04:40 AM)

Many of my coworkers are scared to even talk to managers. I often discuss company matters with them I disagree with, and it isn't a rare occurrence that they say "yeah, you're right..."

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 04:38 AM)

I know how to watch my tone, and I prefer to keep things straightforward and factual, never to attack the person, always the problem itself.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 04:37 AM)

The good thing for me is ever since a minor hiccup many years ago when I was still non-permanent, I've always managed to along just fine with my various superiors (I've been through over a dozen already). And that's despite my outspokenness, my blunt honesty and my oftentimes harsh criticism.

@  Sabrblade : (18 October 2019 - 11:04 PM)

With visuals presented by the Cybernet Space Cube

@  Dekafox : (18 October 2019 - 04:51 PM)

And don't forget to sign up for a cybersecurity seminar while you're there

@  Dekafox : (18 October 2019 - 04:47 PM)

Well you can always strap on some cyberlimbs and go into cyberspace for a cyberpunk experience

@  NotVeryKnightly : (18 October 2019 - 04:28 PM)

You know that "cyber" doesn't mean "cyborg", right?

@  Maximus Ambus : (18 October 2019 - 04:16 PM)

So where's the Cyborgs on CYBERtron?

@  The Doctor Who : (18 October 2019 - 03:47 PM)

Click here and we can send you notifications about your desire to discontinue notifications!

@  Benbot : (18 October 2019 - 10:40 AM)

Why does every damn website want to send me notifications? NO, no one wants your popups! Quit asking!

@  Echowarrior : (18 October 2019 - 09:19 AM)

Amazon in the US has pretty good benefits, though, and even the temp workers had forty hours a week to start with. Even with minimum wage, that's pretty good pay.

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2019 - 01:20 AM)

Oh, the turnover rates are high here as well.

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 October 2019 - 09:45 PM)

Amazon.com and .ca, on the other hand, can be pretty terrible. I know from your squawkbox posts that you guys have your issues with Amazon over there, although you're lucky to have stronger government regulations and a union there. I gather the warehouse workers in the USA and Canada have it pretty crappy, with very high turnover, close to minimum wage pay, and no unions

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 October 2019 - 09:38 PM)

Amazon.de doesn't really have the same issue. I've ordered from them (and UK, FR, IT and JP) several times, and their packaging is much better

@  Nevermore : (17 October 2019 - 05:22 PM)

I'm not sure how it works on the customer's end. As packers, we sometimes have items that are flagged as "overwrap", which means we absolutely have to put them into a box even if they're already in pretty sturdy manufacturer packaging.

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 October 2019 - 03:05 PM)

Yeah, I really do wish amazon had an option to upgrade packaging for an extra buck or something. I hate their bubble mailers

@  Benbot : (17 October 2019 - 07:17 AM)

That's how it works. I just hope my order from Amazon doesn't arrive crushed because they idiotically stuffed it in an envelope.

@  Telly : (16 October 2019 - 10:48 PM)

my walmart is acting true to form. as soon as mirage arrives from amazon, my walmart gets his entire wave in after months of having wave 1 clogging the pegs....

@  Nevermore : (16 October 2019 - 05:18 PM)

I stirred up some trouble at work, complained about the blatant neglect of employee safety. Was asked to take photos and write down the locations so the matter could be properly escalated. Made me feel a little better.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 October 2019 - 02:55 PM)

I got stabbed in the eyelid by a mudwasp, pulled down a tree, and then got ice cream. You know, all told: not a bad day.

@  Maximus Ambus : (15 October 2019 - 09:17 AM)

Burrunjor

@  Paladin : (15 October 2019 - 08:04 AM)

your mom.

@  Benbot : (15 October 2019 - 08:02 AM)

What's your favorite Paleolithic megafauna?

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2019 - 10:06 PM)

Together with the Rhino G1 sets, probably the most expensive DVDs I ever bought

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2019 - 10:01 PM)

I've still got the age-old Rhino sets

@  Telly : (14 October 2019 - 09:09 PM)

i didnt find that at any of the ones around here, so i had to settle for seasons 1 and 2 of duckman for $3


Photo
* * * * * 1 votes

OMGeverythingisfire - Round Zero Has Begun

Ask Thread Anime Movies Toku


12090 replies to this topic

#41 Serizawa

Serizawa
  • Citizen
  • 6366 posts
  • Gender:Female

Posted 07 January 2015 - 01:41 AM

What's your embarrassing fancharacter/selfinsert?



#42 Omgiamonfire

Omgiamonfire

    Maybe on Earth. Maybe in the Future.

  • Citizen
  • 14399 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Six-feet down in the ether

Posted 07 January 2015 - 01:49 AM

What's your embarrassing fancharacter/selfinsert?

It only kinda counts as a self-insert due to the fact it was a RPG character, but it was a pilot I created for some Mecha RPG on another fourm. I could barely keep the character consistent, and the entire RPG was a mess due to poor management and everyone including me trying to one up each other. Also he had dumb "Cool" alliterative name. It was like, Kouji Kawasawa or something like that.

 

I had a dumb fan character back when I was super young and into the Bionicle.  He was the Toa of Steel, which at that point in the franchise wasn't an official element, and he was named "Steeltron" because I was a dumb child and didn't know how to name things. That's all I can remember about that abomination, thankfully enough!


"Whether it's directly or not, you prey on others to live. That reality never changes. And it's the same for everyone here."


#43 Eva Sigma

Eva Sigma

    Back to my old demonic ways

  • Citizen
  • 29961 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:A café in Mayhem.
  • Faction::Lesbian Ninja

Posted 07 January 2015 - 01:53 AM

...And now I feel really awkward because I too made a mecha pilot fancharacter with a "cool" alliterative name.


QUOTE(Contrary Mary @ Jul 10 2010, 09:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
boobs count as accessories.


QUOTE(Dvandom @ Oct 26 2010, 05:58 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Unless you are kaiju-sized, a shinkansen is not a sex toy.

---Dave
3DS Friend Code: 4613 9837 2957 (It's new! Re-add me! Give me your Friend Codes!)

#44 Omgiamonfire

Omgiamonfire

    Maybe on Earth. Maybe in the Future.

  • Citizen
  • 14399 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Six-feet down in the ether

Posted 07 January 2015 - 01:55 AM

...And now I feel really awkward because I too made a mecha pilot fancharacter with a "cool" alliterative name.

I honestly have very little room to speak, given my real life name is literally one of those.


"Whether it's directly or not, you prey on others to live. That reality never changes. And it's the same for everyone here."


#45 Serizawa

Serizawa
  • Citizen
  • 6366 posts
  • Gender:Female

Posted 07 January 2015 - 01:57 AM

Your themesong(s)?



#46 Omgiamonfire

Omgiamonfire

    Maybe on Earth. Maybe in the Future.

  • Citizen
  • 14399 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Six-feet down in the ether

Posted 07 January 2015 - 02:02 AM

Your themesong(s)?


Edited by Omgiamonfire, 07 January 2015 - 02:03 AM.

"Whether it's directly or not, you prey on others to live. That reality never changes. And it's the same for everyone here."


#47 Cabooceratops

Cabooceratops

    Girl Whomst Love Girls

  • Staff
  • 22537 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Deep Space 9
  • Faction::Dinobot

Posted 07 January 2015 - 02:04 AM

Dark, milk, or white chocolate?

Like my art? I do commissions!! -> https://www.allspark...


#48 Eva Sigma

Eva Sigma

    Back to my old demonic ways

  • Citizen
  • 29961 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:A café in Mayhem.
  • Faction::Lesbian Ninja

Posted 07 January 2015 - 02:07 AM

Piggy-backing off Boose's question, caramel, peanut butter, or mint filling?


QUOTE(Contrary Mary @ Jul 10 2010, 09:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
boobs count as accessories.


QUOTE(Dvandom @ Oct 26 2010, 05:58 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Unless you are kaiju-sized, a shinkansen is not a sex toy.

---Dave
3DS Friend Code: 4613 9837 2957 (It's new! Re-add me! Give me your Friend Codes!)

#49 Serizawa

Serizawa
  • Citizen
  • 6366 posts
  • Gender:Female

Posted 07 January 2015 - 02:14 AM

Couldn't entirely understand the lyrics in the second video but not bad.



#50 Omgiamonfire

Omgiamonfire

    Maybe on Earth. Maybe in the Future.

  • Citizen
  • 14399 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Six-feet down in the ether

Posted 07 January 2015 - 02:15 AM

Dark, milk, or white chocolate?

Milk, then dark, than white.

Piggy-backing off Boose's question, caramel, peanut butter, or mint filling?

Mint filling is the only one worth a damn.

 

Couldn't entirely understand the lyrics in the second video but not bad.

It's a big part of the reason why I like Failure's vocals!


Edited by Omgiamonfire, 07 January 2015 - 02:16 AM.

"Whether it's directly or not, you prey on others to live. That reality never changes. And it's the same for everyone here."


#51 Serizawa

Serizawa
  • Citizen
  • 6366 posts
  • Gender:Female

Posted 07 January 2015 - 02:16 AM

Have a spirit/signature animal?



#52 Omgiamonfire

Omgiamonfire

    Maybe on Earth. Maybe in the Future.

  • Citizen
  • 14399 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Six-feet down in the ether

Posted 07 January 2015 - 02:29 AM

Have a spirit/signature animal?

Born in the year of the monkey, so probably some sort of monkey? *shrugs*


"Whether it's directly or not, you prey on others to live. That reality never changes. And it's the same for everyone here."


#53 Serizawa

Serizawa
  • Citizen
  • 6366 posts
  • Gender:Female

Posted 07 January 2015 - 02:42 AM

Melee weapon of choice?



#54 Omgiamonfire

Omgiamonfire

    Maybe on Earth. Maybe in the Future.

  • Citizen
  • 14399 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Six-feet down in the ether

Posted 07 January 2015 - 02:00 PM

Melee weapon of choice?

Combat knife. Aside from it being extremely useful for CQC situations, the fact that many are designed for utility use would make it far more practical than say, a sword or an axe.


"Whether it's directly or not, you prey on others to live. That reality never changes. And it's the same for everyone here."


#55 NotVeryKnightly

NotVeryKnightly
  • Staff
  • 22797 posts
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Location:here and there
  • Faction::Free Agent

Posted 07 January 2015 - 02:02 PM

Should I be surprised that nobody asked what I was doing with a livestream about Symphogear porn>\?

#56 Serizawa

Serizawa
  • Citizen
  • 6366 posts
  • Gender:Female

Posted 07 January 2015 - 02:09 PM

How about longrange weapon?



#57 Omgiamonfire

Omgiamonfire

    Maybe on Earth. Maybe in the Future.

  • Citizen
  • 14399 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Six-feet down in the ether

Posted 07 January 2015 - 03:04 PM

Should I be surprised that nobody asked what I was doing with a livestream about Symphogear porn>\?

*Shrugs*  I don't know, maybe people just assumed you were in the stream for the same reasons  I was? Or it wasn't a big to deal to them. Afterall, porn is just porn, it's just a thing.

How about longrange weapon?

My general preferred weapon for most things is a heavy pistol, like say a magnum or revolver. While they're generally impractical in real-life, they tend to be extremely satisfying to use in most games with their high stopping power. They also feel super great, with me getting the vibe that they're meant for use by pros and that most people can't get the hang of them, so I get a small bit of a superiority complex off of using them.


My other answer would have been a shotgun, buuuuuuuuuuuut most people don't tend to consider that a "Long Range" weapon.


"Whether it's directly or not, you prey on others to live. That reality never changes. And it's the same for everyone here."


#58 Serizawa

Serizawa
  • Citizen
  • 6366 posts
  • Gender:Female

Posted 07 January 2015 - 03:09 PM

Ideal mecha?



#59 Omgiamonfire

Omgiamonfire

    Maybe on Earth. Maybe in the Future.

  • Citizen
  • 14399 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Six-feet down in the ether

Posted 07 January 2015 - 03:39 PM

Ideal mecha?

Something along the lines of Armored Core 4's mecha design. A really angular, elegant looking design while maintaining a "realistic", detailed look to it. Movement options would possibly be around the the earlier, PS2 games, where it's a slower than most modern mecha, and boosting is limited and mostly reserved only for strategic usage where you need to dodge specific shots or try to out maneuver opponents in specific instances. It's a much more interesting, tactical use of boosting to me, instead of cases where in most gundam shows where it seems like one can boost for nearly forever.

 

Also, my mecha needs to be colored in grey and teal. Because anything else would be insufficient.


"Whether it's directly or not, you prey on others to live. That reality never changes. And it's the same for everyone here."


#60 NotVeryKnightly

NotVeryKnightly
  • Staff
  • 22797 posts
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Location:here and there
  • Faction::Free Agent

Posted 07 January 2015 - 03:46 PM

Do you ever find it tiring how often the story in super hero media hinges on "will the hero succeed"?

Is this the most missing the point complaint ever?

Edited by Naas, 07 January 2015 - 03:46 PM.






0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users