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@  TheMightyMol... : (12 November 2019 - 02:14 PM)

I don't. They're a pain in the ass to repair.

@  Benbot : (12 November 2019 - 12:48 PM)

I wish car companies would bring back flip up headlights

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 November 2019 - 09:07 AM)

Wear a hazmat suit. It's Walmart, they're used to weird.

@  wonko the sane? : (12 November 2019 - 07:54 AM)

2 inches of snow on the side of the house, 2 feet of snow on the deck. I hate this winter already.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (11 November 2019 - 11:33 PM)

But that requires actually going IN walmart. ;P

@  Liege : (11 November 2019 - 11:22 PM)

Pro tip for anyone hunting the for the Walmart 35th exclusives: try the seasonal aisles rather than the toy section. I found the display with all the exclusives and a bunch of the reflector wave practically untouched amongst those novelty arcade machines and a bunch of frozen merch.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (11 November 2019 - 09:45 PM)

Although that does spark an idea for me. In a new continuity, Censere the Necrobot could be the herald Cityspeaker for Quintessa the Necrotitan just to play on their monikers utilizing Greek for dead, nekrós.

@  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


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#121 Cabooceratops

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Posted 30 March 2015 - 11:37 PM

It's cool that Liokaiser and Defensor's votes were so close at the end there!

 

Also woooo Computron!


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#122 Magnusblitz

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Posted 31 March 2015 - 12:27 AM

Updated brackets: http://i.imgur.com/xOTpWKm.png

 

I put in the final picks of those who I originally said were wrong in their bracket analysis (BScorpinok, GB Blackrock, Rosicrucian), since it was apparently the other 25 of us who were wrong. It ended up not mattering since two of them already had all their picks eliminated, and Blackrock had only Defensor, who lost. So no points for them anyways.

 

For everyone else, I just gave them a victory if they had Computron or Liokaiser winning, regardless of matchup. The only two people the screwup potentially cost points are NovaSaber, Orionpax44 and SoS, since they were the only ones who had both Liokaiser and Computron in their final 4s. 

 

Leaderboard:

50 - SoS

46 - TheSupernova

45 - Galenraff

44 - NovaSaber

 

Only two people have a champion remaining - Gryllid (Computron) and Fenix Twilight (Liokaiser). With the final round being worth 12 points, Gryllid wins if Computron wins (53 points). Fenix Twilight is too far back even if Liokaiser wins, though (41 points with a victory). So it's down to SoS and Gryllid!

 

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Posted 31 March 2015 - 12:56 AM

Son of a. COME ON DEFENSOR YOU'VE GOTTA WANT IT!

At least as far as my bracket goes, this is a fairly good approximation of the NCAA tournament. I do alright, get tantalizingly close until some bullshit derails it all. :D

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#124 ▲ndrusi

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Posted 31 March 2015 - 09:32 AM

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MY BRACKET IS THE STRONGEST

#125 Kayla Kaon

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Posted 04 April 2015 - 11:09 PM

Congrats SoS on your win!


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#126 Magnusblitz

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Posted 05 April 2015 - 12:23 AM

Final bracket: http://i.imgur.com/anSzY9U.png

 

Fenix Twilight was the only one who had Liokaiser winning the whole thing, but 12 points is only enough to bump him up to a tie for fifth.

 

SoS is your winner.



#127 TheSupernova

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Posted 05 April 2015 - 05:54 AM

Congratulations, SoS! :)

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Posted 08 April 2015 - 01:11 PM

Only two people have a champion remaining - Gryllid (Computron) and Fenix Twilight (Liokaiser). With the final round being worth 12 points, Gryllid wins if Computron wins (53 points). Fenix Twilight is too far back even if Liokaiser wins, though (41 points with a victory). So it's down to SoS and Gryllid!
 

 

The thirty-four people on this board who voted for Liokaiser are dead to me...

 

Kidding! I'm amazed I got as far as I did -- I was sure I'd be mathematically eliminated in the first round.

 

Congrats to SoS, and thanks to Shattered and anybody else with a hand in putting this together!



#129 Fenix Twilight

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Posted 08 April 2015 - 04:45 PM

Liokaiser won! And the shock to the system caused The Allspark to break. :D

 

Congrats to SoS.


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#130 Rosicrucian

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Posted 08 April 2015 - 04:58 PM

So, conflicting information here. Is the prize going to the bracket winner (congrats by the way, SoS) or are we holding a drawing?

#131 Shattered

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Posted 08 April 2015 - 05:07 PM

SoS was the prize winner.

We kept a little wiggle room this year in case a bunch of people tied, but I think SoS is the clear winner, both in terms of the points earned on his bracket and in terms of his interaction with the event. :)

#132 SoS

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Posted 08 April 2015 - 07:48 PM

Woohoo! We're back online. I totally missed all the recent posts. Thanks guys for the kudos, really appreciate it. :)

 

As I've mentioned before the two Liokaiser and Computron are two of my top three combiners. So I was extremely happy that both of them were at the finals. I really hope Hasbro, Takara, or even FunPub gives us an update soon especially after this event's and the recent increase in IDW's exposure for Victory characters. We already know Computron is coming down the pipe so I'm not too worried about him. :)

 

Those CW Battlecharger customs are so to join my Stunticon ranks when they arrive. I've always liked the idea of having extra members for the Combiner sub-groups.

 

 

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#133 Kalidor

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Posted 09 April 2015 - 12:02 PM

SoS -- sent you a PM



#134 Magnusblitz

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Posted 09 April 2015 - 01:45 PM

So, conflicting information here. Is the prize going to the bracket winner (congrats by the way, SoS) or are we holding a drawing?

 

I admit at the start of the event, I got the impression it was just "prize will be awarded to someone randomly drawn from the pool of everyone who made brackets." But I have no problem with it going to the actual winner.



#135 Kalidor

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Posted 09 April 2015 - 03:52 PM

We were kind of playing it by ear so I apologize. We'll have better clarity on our next event. 



#136 Shadewing

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Posted 09 April 2015 - 04:50 PM

 

So, conflicting information here. Is the prize going to the bracket winner (congrats by the way, SoS) or are we holding a drawing?

 

I admit at the start of the event, I got the impression it was just "prize will be awarded to someone randomly drawn from the pool of everyone who made brackets." But I have no problem with it going to the actual winner.

 

 

They might have been expecting more then one person to actually 'win' The whole last half of this was almost pure upsets.


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