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@  wonko the sane? : (26 September 2020 - 04:09 PM)

On an unrelated note: I just got the BBTS email about kingdom pre-orders... and even the stuff I don't want I'm perfectly willing to get if it means I can have the rest of it.

@  wonko the sane? : (26 September 2020 - 04:08 PM)

It's digimon. So first one, then the other.

@  TheMightyMol... : (26 September 2020 - 12:53 PM)

50/50 odds, it's either a helicopter with limbs, or a scantily-clad human with heli blades on their back. If female, 90% odds on the second one.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (26 September 2020 - 12:39 PM)

I read that as "Helicoptermon" and wondered what kind of Digimon that was.

@  Bass X0 : (26 September 2020 - 12:35 PM)

Helicopter-mom, transform!

@  Maximus Ambus : (25 September 2020 - 11:58 PM)

Aw I scratched the hood of my 35th anniversary Bluestreak. Fortunately he's in robot mode a lot.

@  Sabrblade : (25 September 2020 - 07:24 PM)

No decoration could improve the wall more than Knockout himself

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 September 2020 - 05:04 PM)

The wall could use some decorating, though. Maybe a nice shelf or a portrait.

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 September 2020 - 04:32 PM)

I'm laughing so hard XDDD

@  ▲ndrusi : (25 September 2020 - 02:31 PM)

He doesn't even mind this time. You know what? It's comfortable here.

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 September 2020 - 02:23 PM)

AND THEN KNOCKOUT WAS IN THE WALL AGAIN XDDD

@  Bass X0 : (25 September 2020 - 01:11 PM)

is an annoying stage in Super Mario World.

@  wonko the sane? : (24 September 2020 - 02:15 PM)

Gnarly.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (24 September 2020 - 01:05 PM)

Beast Era, a blonde rat called Sunsqueaker.

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 September 2020 - 01:00 PM)

And then Knockout was in the wall again.

@  Sabrblade : (24 September 2020 - 12:53 PM)

Knockout: "Ooh, sorry, Lord Megatron. The correct word was... 'Decepticon'."

@  -LittleAutob... : (24 September 2020 - 11:15 AM)

Knockout: *while doing a crossword puzzle* Lord Megatron, whats a ten letter word for disappointment? | Megatron: ...... Starscream.

@  Maximus Ambus : (23 September 2020 - 01:20 PM)

@Bass X0 Shockwave did it.

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 September 2020 - 11:56 AM)

At least it's not Suntwerker.

@  wonko the sane? : (23 September 2020 - 11:19 AM)

I read that name as "suntweaker" the first time, and was terrified for a moment...

@  Bass X0 : (23 September 2020 - 03:41 AM)

Prowl did nothing wrong.

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 September 2020 - 01:50 AM)

Smashy, Stabby, Selfy, and Shieldy.

@  Xero Prime : (22 September 2020 - 08:52 PM)

RunFast, MuckyTrail, TrackBreaker and Sunstreaker

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 September 2020 - 06:16 AM)

Runamuck, Fasttrack, Sunstreaker, and Trailbreaker.

@  Nevermore : (22 September 2020 - 06:13 AM)

Cardboard and plastic.

@  Paladin : (22 September 2020 - 05:52 AM)

what's IN Wave 3, anyway?

@  Telly : (21 September 2020 - 06:35 PM)

i dont think theyre due for release until november. at least thats when target says ill get trailbreaker and sunstreaker. thought the wiki says theyre out in singapore

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 September 2020 - 06:01 PM)

Has wave 3 actually reached anywhere yet?

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 September 2020 - 04:40 PM)

A few more Bearimy's for Earthrise wave 3 to reach the UK

@  Spiritofeigh... : (20 September 2020 - 05:07 PM)

Cheers pal.

@  wonko the sane? : (20 September 2020 - 04:42 PM)

Welcome aboard!

@  Spiritofeigh... : (20 September 2020 - 04:38 PM)

Hey, new to the boards

@  RichardT1977 : (20 September 2020 - 02:29 PM)

I had an idea for a Spiral Zone/Go-Busters crossover fanfic...

@  wonko the sane? : (19 September 2020 - 06:35 PM)

I loved what was there, and think it's pretty ripe for "renegades" style reboot.

@  Rycochet : (19 September 2020 - 03:13 PM)

It's a shame as I loved Spiral Zone, and the design from the Japanese Toyline of the same name are fantastic, I adore the monowheel motorbike.

@  Rycochet : (19 September 2020 - 03:12 PM)

Hasbro doesn't seem to have any interest in doing anything with the TV show, haven't greenlit any attempt to rerelease it, and there have been approaches, so I think it may be aother one of Tonka's legal carcrashes where everyone involved owns a piece and it's not really worth anyone sticking their neck out to claim ownership.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 September 2020 - 01:47 PM)

I feel that homages and references would be a fun way to expand the GI Joe brand, and give a little love to lines that are unlikely to be acknowledged beyond such capacity.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 September 2020 - 01:47 PM)

I was under the impression that Bandai was more the character design aspects, not story or characters.

@  Rycochet : (19 September 2020 - 12:55 PM)

Also isn't it in rights limbo, given how it's loosely based on concepts from a BanDai series much like GoBots?

@  Rycochet : (19 September 2020 - 12:52 PM)

We don't need a Spiral Zone reboot, in a decade or so we'll be living it.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 September 2020 - 12:49 PM)

Yeah, but it would fundamentally change the base premise of both gijoe and spiral zone. It's either not the world spanning threat it was, or the zone riders are backed up by a competent force. Either way, you compromise the context of both.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 September 2020 - 12:19 PM)

Akin to what was done with Matt Tracker in 2008.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 September 2020 - 12:18 PM)

Again, not a PURE transplant, but an integration of ideas and concepts into the world of GI Joe.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 September 2020 - 12:18 PM)

@Wonko The Cobra Overlord, with help from Dr. Mindbender and Cesspool, develops machines capable of generating a mind-controlling fog. GI Joe stalwarts Flint, Airtight, Lifeline, and Psyche-Out are joined by Colonal Courage to infiltrate these zones and disable the machines. Figures would sport hostile environment suits (Eco warriors cross with Spiral Zone) and make new versions of the mono-wheel vehicles.

@  Maximus Ambus : (19 September 2020 - 09:39 AM)

Hasbroverse.2 with bought properties: Bravestarr, Ulysses 31, Galaxy Rangers, Shadow Raiders, Manta Force, Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors, Mighty Orbots, Jem and Bigfoot and the Muscle Machines. Seamless.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 September 2020 - 08:32 AM)

While acknoledging spiral zone would be pretty boss, I doubt they could actively integrate it into anything else: given the scale of the villains deeds.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 September 2020 - 08:03 AM)

COPS, Spiral Zone, Shadow Strikers, Action Man, Centurions, MegaForce. They wouldn’t replicate the old lines, but simply acknowledging their existence would be nifty.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 September 2020 - 08:01 AM)

I would love to see GI Joe become something of a “celebration of action figures”. Hasbro has SO MANY old action figure properties, and many could slot into the GI Joe umbrella with relative ease.

@  Otaku : (19 September 2020 - 12:04 AM)

G.I. Joe, CyberCOPS, and M.A.S.K. all seem like something that would work from Animated or Prime, though CyberCOPS might have been a bit trickier from Prime.

@  Sabrblade : (18 September 2020 - 11:02 PM)

Rik Alvarez originally wanted the last episode of Prime to spinoff into a new MASK reboot.


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#1481 Copper Bezel

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Posted 20 December 2015 - 05:57 PM

Copper!  I had a dream with you in it!

 

Dreamed I bought a house and was standing around admiring it (it seemed like quite a nice house) when I looked over and there you were in the upstairs window of the house next door.  Of course I invited you over to look at the house I had just bought and that's about where it ended.

 

It was pretty explicitly you.  Like, your face from Hangouts and all.

 

There were also trees that were very tall and strangely wobbly.  Like would bend and wobble in the wind like they were made of pasta or something.

 

Dreams are weird XD

That's ... pretty weird, yeah. = ] It is nice to have these strange bits of evidence that I exist.

 

I love it. = ) Thank Faust for best ship. 

 

Today's food for thought: the "Santa enterprise"

Huh. It does feel like a couple of very big stretches, and I think he's right that it needs some heavy revision. = / There are a lot of really interesting ideas here. The summary of Mead's study and the later studies in the same vein were particularly interesting to me - I think I take for granted a lot of assumptions like the one represented from Dawkins that wouldn't really hold up to developmental psychology scrutiny. It makes me curious what I'm missing out on in the research on superstition in general. It's a more complex set of behaviors than I thought, and I really would like to look into that further. 

 

I think the inequality bit was really a stretch, and the argument is much more meaningful and poignant in its natural habitat, when used against Christian apologists - I mean, it's just theodicy in a red fur coat. You got socks for Christmas because you were a bad boy, and also your aunt died of cancer because you didn't pray hard enough. Sorry, Timmy. 

 

The Santa Claus myth is so inextricably tied to Christian religion, Baby's First Jesus, that I can't help finding the whole Christmas business in its every detail utterly detestable, and I do find it astounding that non-Christians are willing to embrace it. It does also reflect a cultural acceptance of the idea that truth is to be judged by its "goodness" as well as its likelihood and that some things are so very good that we're better off believing them in the face of extreme unlikelihood, as Kaplan disgustingly explains in the linked article. We are not rational creatures devising our actions from first principles, and probably shouldn't be, but that doesn't mean we get license to uncritically accept and repeat everything our culture presents to us, which is the sting in the tail of Kaplan's article that I think Cohen missed. 

 

But I'm unconvinced that the Santa myth is a "risk factor" for fundamentalism. They're both just products of the same culture. I think the Santa myth and Christmas as a cultural entity can both illustrate problems that Christianity also embodies, but I think that's as far as I'd go with that. 

 

I did not know about the "elf on a shelf" custom, and that's obviously disgusting. I mean, Christmas junk in general sends me into seething fits of rage, but that one, that's ... wow. Baby's First Surveillance State. I just cannot. Wow. Again, I'm less worried about what this practice teaches children, and more worried about the fact that the people who do this are, right now, parents, trusted with caring for children. Why are we letting them do that. What. 


Edited by Copper Bezel, 20 December 2015 - 05:58 PM.

Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 20 December 2015 - 06:47 PM

I was struck by how similar that infraction form looks to the penalties my character gets in Freedom Wars. Merry Panopticonmas. :D

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Posted 20 December 2015 - 08:04 PM

Indeed. Merry Panopticonmas to all!


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 20 December 2015 - 08:16 PM

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I love it. = ) Thank Faust for best ship.

Please. That ship is so 2014.

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#1485 Copper Bezel

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Posted 20 December 2015 - 09:43 PM

Hng. 

 

I see it. I don't support it. = P


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 20 December 2015 - 09:53 PM

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Posted 21 December 2015 - 07:06 AM

Wah wah wah Christmas is bad

 

I don't care. I'mma still eat dinner and get presents. I won't participate in upholding the Santa masquerade for my nephew though


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Posted 21 December 2015 - 09:02 AM

I just don't care what other people lie to their kids about.

 

not my kid, not my business



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Posted 21 December 2015 - 10:26 AM

I wonder what crazy jive I could get my spawn to believe.

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Posted 21 December 2015 - 10:55 AM

I just don't care what other people lie to their kids about.

 

not my kid, not my business

It's not like I'm going to shout in a 3 year old's face that Santa doesn't exist. I just don't have the energy to bullshit about it if asked. Just pls leave me to get drunk in the corner.


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Posted 21 December 2015 - 01:16 PM

I'm pretty flexible at this point on whether or not I feel like just being a dick and ruining other people's fun so I don't have to hear about it. It's a holiday in honor of religious nutters and shame-based retail advertising. It's gross. 


Edited by Copper Bezel, 21 December 2015 - 01:17 PM.

Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 21 December 2015 - 01:49 PM

So why not come up with better reasons? Why let society dictate why you gather with friends and family?

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Posted 21 December 2015 - 02:21 PM

So why not come up with better reasons? Why let society dictate why you gather with friends and family?


If you're already letting it dictate the when, it's probably a little late to be a rebel about why you're doing what it told you to.

Tired of this forum shitting on me.


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Posted 21 December 2015 - 03:09 PM

*shrugs* the problem seems to be less the idea of getting together at this time as much as the reasons to do so.

As if getting together for "Christmas" would be fine if for different reasons.

 

Edit: On a lighter note, a joke for our resident linguistic person:

 

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Posted 21 December 2015 - 03:58 PM

It's Winter, the season of dying. A holiday is good for morale. That's why people have been celebrating for millennia, before Christmas it was Saturnalia and the Solstice.


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Posted 21 December 2015 - 04:02 PM

"we're caveman scared of the dark and what lives in there, so lets have a holiday." ... I think we can move past that now if we wanted to



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Posted 21 December 2015 - 04:21 PM

"we're caveman scared of the dark and what lives in there, so lets have a holiday." ... I think we can move past that now if we wanted to

Okay then, no more holidays. Everyone has to work 365 days a year.



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Posted 21 December 2015 - 04:21 PM

Let's be honest, who here can really get away with telling their family "No thanks, I've decided not to celebrate Christmas anymore"?

Assuming you're not Jewish or something.

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Posted 21 December 2015 - 04:25 PM

It's just an excuse to get together and have a big meal for us. We usually find at least one a month anyway, Christmas is just a convenient reason for December.

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Posted 21 December 2015 - 04:53 PM

oh I didn't realize we were entitled to have days off... oh right that god given rights stuff... right right, sorry Logi. 

 

you sure do love your hyper bowling

 

and you're right Patchy I've been having random Dec meals every 24/25/26 of december for about 2 decades ...>_> while everyone else in the family keeps talking about jesus claus or whatever







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