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@  Pennpenn : (17 October 2018 - 07:33 AM)

I was at work when it happened I guess.

@  Paladin : (17 October 2018 - 07:18 AM)

disappeared completely up its own asshole.

@  Pennpenn : (17 October 2018 - 02:14 AM)

Youtube was gone?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (16 October 2018 - 11:53 PM)

I actually agree with you MEDdMI, or at least be creative. x.x

@  MEDdMI : (16 October 2018 - 11:29 PM)

Death threats are boring. Get to know the person, then torment them with stuff that really gets under their skin. *evil grin*

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 October 2018 - 10:18 PM)

YouTube is back!

@  Waspinator : (16 October 2018 - 09:55 PM)

Remind yourself that overconfidence is a slow and insidious killer.

@  RichardT1977 : (16 October 2018 - 09:27 PM)

BTW for the three of you who haven't discovered yet, YouTube is down.

@  Telly : (16 October 2018 - 08:05 PM)

maybe this is that persons first death threat, and the creativity will come with more experiance

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (16 October 2018 - 06:14 PM)

Nah. Or at least not near as creative as some of them I've got. This one was a basic "If I ever see you IRL I'll slit you're throat."

@  wonko the sane? : (16 October 2018 - 06:00 PM)

was it at least a creative threat?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (16 October 2018 - 01:07 PM)

Speaking of which.. Got a deaththeat today on an other messageboard. :D

@  Shockwave 75 : (16 October 2018 - 07:14 AM)

Arguing with an idiot is like playing chess with a pidgeon; no matter what you do it's going to shit on the board and strut around like it won.

@  Pennpenn : (16 October 2018 - 05:48 AM)

Well, there is also the fact that the person you're arguing against won't accept the authority as neutral (or valid or credible) unless they agree with everything that person says.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 October 2018 - 05:35 AM)

Never argue with idiots. They'll drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.

@  Nevermore : (16 October 2018 - 05:21 AM)

Anyone who's ever argued with dumbasses on the internet knows how stubborn and persistent they can be. Dozens of people can tell them they're wrong, and they' just stick their fingers in their ears and go "na na can't hear you!"

@  Nevermore : (16 October 2018 - 05:19 AM)

Especially if its a bet about an objective truth. Chances are, you provide overwhelming evidence for your position, the dumbass won't accept your evidence or will just change the rules and then claim the money you allegedly owe him.

@  Nevermore : (16 October 2018 - 05:17 AM)

I've just been reminded of a life lesson: Never take a bet with a dumbass unless there's a neutral authority accepted by both sides that will decide on the winner.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 October 2018 - 03:42 AM)

Peace was never an option.

@  Waspinator : (16 October 2018 - 02:03 AM)

The war between the cerapods and the theropods continues to the modern era

@  Waspinator : (15 October 2018 - 11:51 PM)

The parrot, once I stopped pressing the button on the toy. It might have gone on forever otherwise.

@  Foffy : (15 October 2018 - 11:43 PM)

Depends. Who won?

@  Waspinator : (15 October 2018 - 11:37 PM)

Should I be worried that my 40-year-old parrot got into a roaring contest with a Jurassic World toy?

@  Paladin : (15 October 2018 - 04:38 PM)

was the bride's name Sarah Connor?

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 October 2018 - 04:38 PM)

A sawed off shotgun is fairly easy to conceal. Of course, they're also illegal.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (15 October 2018 - 04:19 PM)

Maybe they wear a really, really baggy coat.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 October 2018 - 04:10 PM)

I don't wanna think about the body type where a SHOTGUN is concealed carry.

@  MEDdMI : (15 October 2018 - 04:08 PM)

"If there any objections-" *Both sides pull out ridiculous amounts of weapons against each other*

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 October 2018 - 03:57 PM)

Someone else quips in the comments, "I have heard of a shotgun wedding, but this is ridiculous!"

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 October 2018 - 03:57 PM)

I saw a random shipost on Facebook. Evidently, there are people in the U.S. who have to ask wedding guests not to bring their concealed-carry weapons.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (15 October 2018 - 07:09 AM)

Hey.. I tried to say that google game streaming actually works pretty good... Now if that's depressing, that's a WHOLE nother ball of wax. ;D

@  wonko the sane? : (15 October 2018 - 06:29 AM)

The box is being used exactly as it was meant to: for random conversation. If it's depressing it's because the group whom use it is neither oblivious or stupid and we happen to be discussing depressing things.

@  fourteenwings : (15 October 2018 - 12:27 AM)

I'm starting to feel like the box is being used in lieu of actual serious threads (not to be terrible but seeing this as soon as you get on the forums is depressing).

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 October 2018 - 10:35 PM)

It's shameful that randos in richer countries pretend like it's not happening.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 October 2018 - 10:35 PM)

Small island countries are already sinking below sea level and being consumed by the ocean.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2018 - 10:28 PM)

Which is why poorer countries are some of the ones most worried at this point, I imagine. Wealthy countries like the US, Canada, etc won't feel the effects nearly as soon

@  wonko the sane? : (14 October 2018 - 10:05 PM)

Realistically: there doesn't have to be truly catastrophic impacts to screw us all over. Frequent enough storms will disrupt our infrastructure, which will hobble our ability to rebuild quickly and cause pretty big backslides in quality of life. I don't mean "oh no, I can't charge my iphone", more like "dysentery is as common as the flu because the resources just aren't there to clean the water anymore".

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2018 - 10:03 PM)

If no, then procrastinate some more

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2018 - 10:03 PM)

Well, the most important question: is it going to stop me getting some drive thru at McDonald's?

@  Noideaforaname : (14 October 2018 - 09:21 PM)

It's kinda nuts seeing insurance ads tell everyone multiple 500-year storms a year is the new normal, but the general attitude over is still at best *shrug*.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (14 October 2018 - 08:18 PM)

Sad thing is... Boomers are still leaving their vile taint on a lot of the younger generation.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2018 - 08:08 PM)

Certainly the boomers won't live to see it, and they're the worst generation for not giving a shit

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2018 - 08:08 PM)

We're seeing some of it, yeah, but very likely all the truly catastrophic impacts will hit once most of us are dead

@  wonko the sane? : (14 October 2018 - 07:46 PM)

Stupid thing is: We ARE seeing results in our lifetime, but it's still slow enough that we, as a culture, are willing to ignore it despite what the scientists are saying.

@  MEDdMI : (14 October 2018 - 07:41 PM)

Captain Planet we need you

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2018 - 07:30 PM)

As long as nothing interrupts their morning latte and consumer-driven lifestyles, they're good

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2018 - 07:26 PM)

Because humans are notoriously bad at caring about things they don't see happening within their lifetimes

@  Shrug : (14 October 2018 - 06:09 PM)

And no one else in my class cared. None of my teachers cared. My parents didn't care.

@  Shrug : (14 October 2018 - 06:08 PM)

One of my more frustrating memories regarding Climate Change is from when I was in 2nd grade in 1996. My poor redneck middle-of-nowhere school had a decade old science textbook written so a 2nd grader could read it and it had enough about the impending Global Warming that I was worried as a 6 year old.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 October 2018 - 04:45 PM)

Plus a MUCH higher chance of lake effect snow: since milder means the great lakes will take that much longer to freeze over.


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#1 Powered Convoy

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Posted 08 May 2015 - 02:29 PM

Done in a similar style to Tornado, the people at BotCon have put up 3 new character based Facebook pages for BotCon 2015.  Check them out below!

 

https://www.facebook.com/AxiomNewsRook

https://www.facebook...419639905016819

https://www.facebook...099425733417863

 

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Posted 08 May 2015 - 03:47 PM

Tornado was well received last year so here is hoping that the Axiom News crew can also appeal to those wanting to know what is happening in Axiom Nexus (Botcon 2015).



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Posted 08 May 2015 - 04:02 PM

Wonder if Rook and Andromeda are at show Exclusives.

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Posted 08 May 2015 - 04:43 PM

IMO, the problem with Rook is that he's a gray Windcharger, not Tailgate, but Tailgate is the one with the faceplate and now there's a Windcharger that looks like Tailgate. Unless the Club uses the Scout Windcharger with a new head, it's just not going to capture him correctly.

 

Andromeda... I can't say I have much interest in her. I can't even figure out what she'd be made from. I don't think we've seen her Transtech body, but the G1 and SG Andromedas are cars. Arcee is both too new and already pink, so I don't feel that works very well. I also think there's a certain cost-vs-demand element involved, as she doesn't really do anything. Rook at least can coast by on sporadic appearances and being a past Botcon toy, but Andromeda doesn't even have that much going for her.

 

But Fun Pub has done wackier stuff and had it turn out well, so hey, I'm intrigued anyway. :D


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Posted 08 May 2015 - 05:07 PM

I want it to come to light that there's some inspiration behind Andromeda from the Roddenberry show of the same name. Probably not the merest scrap of connection, but it'd be cool. Y'know, since the ship in the show was also called "Romy" by some of the crew.

 

This is a cute little thing that they did and I approve of it.


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Posted 08 May 2015 - 07:05 PM

If Rook and/or Andromeda are indeed at-show exclusives then I'm really going to need to find a way to snag them. I dig Rook quite a bit and love the Axiom Nexus setting (which is absolutely no surprise to anyone). :D



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Posted 08 May 2015 - 07:33 PM

IMO, the problem with Rook is that he's a gray Windcharger, not Tailgate, but Tailgate is the one with the faceplate and now there's a Windcharger that looks like Tailgate. Unless the Club uses the Scout Windcharger with a new head, it's just not going to capture him correctly.

 

Any reason the Scout Windcharger with the existing Tailgate head won't work? Perhaps I'm not understanding the problem, but mixing-and-matching with the tooling has been done for BotCon several times.



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Posted 08 May 2015 - 07:46 PM

Yay Cloud World and the Alternity are acknowledged!

 

Always wanted to see how the TransTechs thought of them.


 

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Posted 08 May 2015 - 10:30 PM

 

IMO, the problem with Rook is that he's a gray Windcharger, not Tailgate, but Tailgate is the one with the faceplate and now there's a Windcharger that looks like Tailgate. Unless the Club uses the Scout Windcharger with a new head, it's just not going to capture him correctly.

Any reason the Scout Windcharger with the existing Tailgate head won't work? Perhaps I'm not understanding the problem, but mixing-and-matching with the tooling has been done for BotCon several times.

Yes. I want a Rook that looks like Windcharger, not a Rook that looks like Tailgate and gets a pass because there was a not very good Windcharger repaint that looked nothing like him aside from the head that wouldn't be used anyway.

 

Again, IMO. I'm not trying to influence opinion, I'm just stating my own.



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Posted 08 May 2015 - 10:41 PM

Scout Windcharger doesn't even look like Windcharger. He has a hood chest. Surely that's not a better match for Rook than the Tailgate mold, new head or no.



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Posted 08 May 2015 - 10:50 PM

I can't wait to see what offensive things these accounts like! 


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Posted 08 May 2015 - 10:56 PM

CNN?



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Posted 09 May 2015 - 09:20 AM

 

 

IMO, the problem with Rook is that he's a gray Windcharger, not Tailgate, but Tailgate is the one with the faceplate and now there's a Windcharger that looks like Tailgate. Unless the Club uses the Scout Windcharger with a new head, it's just not going to capture him correctly.

Any reason the Scout Windcharger with the existing Tailgate head won't work? Perhaps I'm not understanding the problem, but mixing-and-matching with the tooling has been done for BotCon several times.

Yes. I want a Rook that looks like Windcharger, not a Rook that looks like Tailgate and gets a pass because there was a not very good Windcharger repaint that looked nothing like him aside from the head that wouldn't be used anyway.

 

Again, IMO. I'm not trying to influence opinion, I'm just stating my own.

 

 

Oh, wait, I see. By "Scout Windcharger" you mean the RtS version. (I thought you were talking about the current mold, which admittedly isn't a Scout, but which is why your statement confused me).

 

Honestly, with that hood-chest, RtS Windcharger shouldn't look like Windcharger as much as it does, although I agree it's a better Windcharger figure. I haven't even bothered picking up this CW version.


Edited by G.B.Blackrock, 09 May 2015 - 09:21 AM.


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Posted 09 May 2015 - 10:03 AM

THREE?!!! Man, they're really ambitious this year!
 
And, woohoo! More Axiom Nexus fiction to read! WEEEEE! :)

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If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

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Posted 09 May 2015 - 11:51 AM

Scout Windcharger doesn't even look like Windcharger. He has a hood chest. Surely that's not a better match for Rook than the Tailgate mold, new head or no.

I have my issues with the hood chest as well, but the overall figure captures Windcharger for me a lot better than the extremely MTMTE Tailgate with Windcharger's head slapped on--and we wouldn't even have that to work with in this hypothetical Rook.



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Posted 09 May 2015 - 03:30 PM

I guess we have pretty different mental images of Windcharger.



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Posted 09 May 2015 - 04:39 PM

I remember Windcharger best as the "guy who ruthlessly murdered Starscream with his magnets in that one book."


 

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Posted 10 May 2015 - 12:40 AM

I remember him as the guy who strangely hung out with Spike (rather than Bumblebee doing that), and who survived a pit of dangerous crystals because he transformed (his rubber tires protected him somehow), in the Optimus clone episode.

 

And the guy who teamed up with Ravage to stop Aunty in an early UK comic.


Edited by Sabrblade, 10 May 2015 - 12:41 AM.

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I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 10 May 2015 - 05:42 AM

MWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
 

ANDROMEDA'S POST SAYS "UNIEND 610.23 ZETA" EXODUS

 

ALIGNED CONFIRMED FOR MULTIVERSE

 

ALSO HERO MASHERS IS IT'S OWN THING TOO (IOCUS)


 

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Posted 10 May 2015 - 06:19 AM

Brilliant. Puts the "Aligned VS the Multiverse" thing Aaron Archer started to rest. I'm a little sad it wasn't designated Primax just to mess with us, but oh well.

 

Also, sneaky 3H reference. Will the Hartman's presence at BotCon '15 lead to Hero Mashers exclusives???


Edited by Gearshift, 10 May 2015 - 06:20 AM.




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