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@  Bass X0 : (20 May 2019 - 11:16 AM)

SEND THE BOOKS!!

@  Cybersnark : (20 May 2019 - 08:52 AM)

So, now that Game of Thrones is over, when can we get back to The Dragon Prince?

@  unluckiness : (20 May 2019 - 12:19 AM)

Like, half of them nowadays are montages of tweet screencaps from the writer's inbox

@  unluckiness : (20 May 2019 - 12:18 AM)

lol you expected integrity from internet news

@  fourteenwings : (19 May 2019 - 11:33 PM)

I'm mostly confused how news sites went from "Analysing all the amazingness of Game of Thrones" to "Fans sure don't like this season!", like... way to prioritize clicks over a solid editorial opinion

@  fourteenwings : (19 May 2019 - 11:30 PM)

[and there's a recurring setting of a "derelict industrial site"] is this like the Toei Quarry?

@  MEDdMI : (19 May 2019 - 11:17 PM)

@Foffy and then that giant lasagna just tipped over and killed everyone, to be later known as the infamous Bad Monday event.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 May 2019 - 10:59 PM)

Ahahaha!!! Go read the reactions for yourself. To say anything more here risks spoiling the finale for subscribing Allsparkers, the quality of this season notwithstanding.

@  Foffy : (19 May 2019 - 10:59 PM)

pretty wild how heathcliff was in the game of thrones finale, i was not expecting that crossover

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2019 - 10:48 PM)

were they still super pissed?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 May 2019 - 10:48 PM)

Well, as someone who is not into Game of Thrones, it sure was entertaining to open up social media this evening to unexpectedly see headlines about fan reactions to the finale. Lmao.

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:12 PM)

But it's also a SUPER-well known location in my region, so these extensive exterior shots without any post production alterations completely ruin the illusion for me.

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:11 PM)

I mean, I get why they did it: It's an existing location that fits the purpose, it's open for the public, and they had to shoot some scenes in my home state anyway to due a subsidizing deal.

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:09 PM)

Needless to say, it's not in Berlin, and even what's seen onscreen is waaaaay too modern for something that's supposed to exist in 1929 (even moreso as a derelict site in 1929). The structures seen haven't even been built until the 1960s!

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:07 PM)

I'm currently in the process of watching season 2 of Babylon Berlin, and there's a recurring setting of a "derelict industrial site" or whatever it's supposed to be on the show, and I easily recognize it as a place only a few minutes from where I live (it's actually a former ironworks site that's been turned into a public park).

@  Xellos : (19 May 2019 - 05:52 PM)

Ever since I went to Japan last year, I have friend who dread watching anime with me due to that...

@  Xellos : (19 May 2019 - 05:51 PM)

Not hugely, but I am the type to notice places once I have been there and say "Hey, I've been there!"

@  wonko the sane? : (19 May 2019 - 05:50 PM)

Half of new york city (on tape.) is actually montreal.

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2019 - 05:50 PM)

I watched Death Wish 5 last night and clearly recognized Toronto streets; didn't pull me out of Bronson's 1-man war on drugs or fashion or whatever it was that pissed him off that time

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2019 - 05:49 PM)

it's nice to finally be thought of as exotic by somebody! lol

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 05:48 PM)

In an "I cannot possibly make my brain ignore the location I'm familiar with and pretend it's whatever the story claims it is" way?

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 05:42 PM)

Question for those of you living in exotic locations such as the US or the UK: If you watch a movie or a TV show that features a real-life location as a stand-in for someplace else, and you recognize the real-life location due to having been there in person, does that pull you out of the story?

@  Xellos : (19 May 2019 - 05:15 PM)

Maybe you should have installed macOS in your house instead.

@  Noideaforaname : (19 May 2019 - 04:40 PM)

Nothing like coming home after a long day to find a bird in the house. And then once you sit down for a well-earned rest after leading the bird back outside, you find it had a friend. A friend who *really* doesn't understand how windows work...

@  PlutoniumBoss : (19 May 2019 - 01:26 PM)

Bingo. The big polls don't tell people what's actually happening because that doesn't sell.

@  fourteenwings : (19 May 2019 - 10:59 AM)

IIRC there are good polls but data is easily manipulated so they give people what they want to hear

@  wonko the sane? : (19 May 2019 - 10:58 AM)

The only way to get people interested in politics is to make into reality TV. So they lie to do it.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (19 May 2019 - 01:38 AM)

Yeah, polling these days is garbage.

@  Sean Whitmore : (18 May 2019 - 11:53 PM)

Well, he was an honest man. He wasn’t gonna lie to a 5-year-old.

@  Paladin : (18 May 2019 - 08:34 PM)

Grandfather once said to me, "I'm going upstairs and hug your grandma."

@  Sabrblade : (18 May 2019 - 07:08 PM)

Mama always said that you can tell a lot 'bout a person from 'is shoes...

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 May 2019 - 03:54 PM)

Life is like a box of chocolates. Stay out of the sun or melt into a pile of gross slop.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 May 2019 - 10:26 AM)

Greasy, disappointing and still managing to be over priced?

@  Lancer : (18 May 2019 - 10:22 AM)

... Yes, it is!

@  Noideaforaname : (18 May 2019 - 09:48 AM)

Life's a fillet of fish!

@  unluckiness : (18 May 2019 - 08:53 AM)

ow the edge

@  Paladin : (18 May 2019 - 07:03 AM)

a reminder that life is an unrepentant hellscape where everyone & everything you know will eventually betray you.

@  Pennpenn : (18 May 2019 - 06:45 AM)

You know, this election is what has finally broken me of any confidence at any point of pre-polling data. I mean, it's always been sketchy, but this is just... aaaargh!

@  Pennpenn : (18 May 2019 - 06:08 AM)

I was going to make an Auspol election thread in P&R, but the outcome so far has made me feel physically ill.

@  Gamma V : (18 May 2019 - 03:28 AM)

Haven't been here in a long time.

@  Pennpenn : (18 May 2019 - 03:16 AM)

I have heard that, it's rather disappointing. Ah, maybe they'll just leech each others stores of "awful racist vote" and not go anywhere.

@  Trpodeca : (17 May 2019 - 11:09 PM)

I voted. Boy there are a worrying amount of parties which sound like fascists.

@  Pennpenn : (17 May 2019 - 06:55 PM)

For those in Australia, it is a federal election today. Go Vote! It's Mandatory!

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 May 2019 - 04:19 PM)

Humor? I 'ardly know 'or!

@  wonko the sane? : (17 May 2019 - 03:51 PM)

I was intemately familiar with humour... but she just wanted to be friends...

@  Maximus Ambus : (17 May 2019 - 12:10 PM)

BZT Time out! Time out! Time ooooooouuuuuut!!!

@  unluckiness : (17 May 2019 - 08:23 AM)

Yes. Are you familiar with humor?

@  Sabrblade : (17 May 2019 - 07:50 AM)

You are familiar with The Room, yes?

@  unluckiness : (17 May 2019 - 01:14 AM)

nah, tuxedos are formal wear

@  Sabrblade : (16 May 2019 - 10:38 PM)

*...while dressed in a tuxedo*


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BotCon 2015 Toy Exclusive Reveals - Packrat, Battletrap, SG Stepper, Megatron, Oilmaster


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#1 Powered Convoy

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Posted 31 March 2015 - 12:27 PM

New tweet showing off the placeholder for the upcoming exclusives.

 

http://www.botcon.co...5exclusives.cfm

 

First one, for the thief, is definitely referring to Packrat as BotCon 1997 (where Packrat was released) occurred on July 18, 1997.

 

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Posted 31 March 2015 - 12:31 PM

The bounty hunter also refers to BotCon 1996.

 

Onyx Primal perhaps?!

 

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Posted 31 March 2015 - 12:35 PM

I believe the Loose Cannon refers to BotCon 2012 too, as the date matches up.

 

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Posted 31 March 2015 - 12:53 PM

I guess if those are all year dates, then there are folks from 1997, 1987, 2012, 1984, and 1996.



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Posted 31 March 2015 - 12:57 PM

https://twitter.com/...964877725171712



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Posted 31 March 2015 - 12:58 PM

I guess if those are all year dates, then there are folks from 1997, 1987, 2012, 1984, and 1996.

That's a good mix if true.

 

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Posted 31 March 2015 - 12:58 PM



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Posted 31 March 2015 - 01:05 PM

Spoiler

 

Like how they painted him.  The parts behind his head being white is a great touch!

 

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Posted 31 March 2015 - 01:07 PM

I wonder what the subtitles at the bottom mean?  "AO:STGN" being Packrat, with the middle three all being "AO:STHD", and the last being "AO:GNOP".  Mold origin, maybe?  "GN" for Generations?


Edited by Spark, 31 March 2015 - 01:08 PM.

Fall of Cybertron will blow your mind. That is all.

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Posted 31 March 2015 - 01:07 PM

Geez, I feel like they might be going too obscure with this.

I mean, does anyone really remember the BWII Egg Beasts?

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Posted 31 March 2015 - 01:09 PM

Easter Eggs???  That's Pagan influence!  Put the Christ back in BotCon!



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Posted 31 March 2015 - 01:10 PM

i will flip my shit if we get an onyx primal from the thrilling 30 springer mold



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Posted 31 March 2015 - 01:10 PM

Way to ruin the surprise Randy.  :o



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Posted 31 March 2015 - 01:11 PM

Geez, I feel like they might be going too obscure with this.

I mean, does anyone really remember the BWII Egg Beasts?

Has nothing to do with BW eggs. Surprise egg videos are something different...



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Posted 31 March 2015 - 01:13 PM

Geez, I feel like they might be going too obscure with this.

I mean, does anyone really remember the BWII Egg Beasts?

I do because I accidentally threw mine out in 2002 like a moron.  Cool story.


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Posted 31 March 2015 - 01:14 PM

 

Geez, I feel like they might be going too obscure with this.

I mean, does anyone really remember the BWII Egg Beasts?

Has nothing to do with BW eggs. Surprise egg videos are something different...

 

 

What about Christ?  Does it have to do with Christ?  


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Posted 31 March 2015 - 01:14 PM

I know the original had a solid blue head too, but some metallic paint or something would have helped here, I think.


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Posted 31 March 2015 - 01:17 PM

Geez, I feel like they might be going too obscure with this.

I mean, does anyone really remember the BWII Egg Beasts?

Has nothing to do with BW eggs. Surprise egg videos are something different...


That... that's the joke?

Packrat's BotCon.com page is up too, with stock photos.

http://www.botcon.co...5/bc15thief.cfm

It's not the most awe-inspiring figure ever, but it's a really lovely update of the original.

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Posted 31 March 2015 - 01:19 PM

 

 

Geez, I feel like they might be going too obscure with this.

I mean, does anyone really remember the BWII Egg Beasts?

Has nothing to do with BW eggs. Surprise egg videos are something different...

 


That... that's the joke?

Packrat's BotCon.com page is up too, with stock photos.

http://www.botcon.co...5/bc15thief.cfm

It's not the most awe-inspiring figure ever, but it's a really lovely update of the original.

 

Does his rat mode have a frosted butt?  Because it looks that way and I kind of hope it does.


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Posted 31 March 2015 - 01:20 PM

http://tformers.com/...25709/news.html

 

Pretty easy to suss out some of those characters, with the dates as additional clues.