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@  Otaku : (19 May 2018 - 02:17 PM)

@TM2-Megatron Yeah, it is like @TheMightyMollusk says. The catch is that usually means they can contain beef, and I confirmed it by pushing my luck. XD So... yeah, if going to the theater was about watching the film, it might be worth potentially resting on the balls of my feet while technically sitting in the chair, but put it all together... and I just wait to watch it at home. Oh, and ticket prices, always ticket prices.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 May 2018 - 10:24 AM)

woot woot! Korean barbeque for dinner!

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 May 2018 - 05:51 AM)

It's meat scraps. Whatever's left over from cutting up the more choice cuts.

@  TM2-Megatron : (18 May 2018 - 11:26 PM)

Well, the hot dogs Cineplex has (pretty much our only big theatre chain) around here are quite good, but I have no idea of the composition, and honestly, it's probably better that way.

@  Otaku : (18 May 2018 - 10:01 PM)

@TM2-Megatron In my case, shouldn't risk the hot dogs, either. Maybe if they are guaranteed to contain NO beef (can't digest it anymore >_<).

@  Waspinator : (18 May 2018 - 08:12 PM)

Semper ubi sub ubi

@  Nevermore : (18 May 2018 - 01:18 PM)

Then classmate, I mean.

@  Nevermore : (18 May 2018 - 01:18 PM)

A classmate of mine once did one: Asked for the English term for [underpants], he replied "underground trousers".

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (18 May 2018 - 10:10 AM)

Urkomisch!

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (18 May 2018 - 10:10 AM)

@Nevermore First time I have ever heard of this, but it sounds awesome!

@  Arazyr : (18 May 2018 - 08:39 AM)

We did that amongst ourselves in German class in college. We just called it "Germish", though.

@  Shrug : (18 May 2018 - 07:01 AM)

Nevermore, you've peaked my interest and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter

@  Nevermore : (18 May 2018 - 04:04 AM)

The term itself is an example: "English for Runaways" is supposed to mean "English for advanced speakers".

@  Nevermore : (18 May 2018 - 04:03 AM)

Think of it as the German variety of Engrish, only done completely on purpose for maximum hilarity. The target audience are bilingual German native speakers who a) understand the intended meaning and b) realize the absurdness of the end result.

@  Nevermore : (18 May 2018 - 04:02 AM)

It's basically the official unofficial term for deliberate mistranslations between German and English, done for the lulz.

@  Nevermore : (18 May 2018 - 04:01 AM)

Has anyone ever heard of the term "English for Runaways"?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 May 2018 - 01:13 AM)

Okay... Seriously.. The Mystic Knights need a DVD release already.. I keep seeing them pop up in the most random of places.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (18 May 2018 - 01:03 AM)

Unfortunately no Squidkids at Sea World so no splat zones. Now that would have been a good brand deal to advertise in the park, and would have made more brand sense than friggin' Mystic Knights of Tir Na Nog.

@  Paladin : (17 May 2018 - 07:52 PM)

i think that's where the orcas jump & land on the trainers in protest to their horrible treatment

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 May 2018 - 06:53 PM)

Splat zones? ;)

@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 May 2018 - 05:05 PM)

It was wet from gallons of salt water. Splash zones, man.

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 May 2018 - 04:46 PM)

Only if you're classy.

@  Paladin : (17 May 2018 - 04:42 PM)

do you serve orca meat with butter?

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 May 2018 - 03:57 PM)

I hope it was wet from butter

@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 May 2018 - 01:06 AM)

I used to work at Sea World in Florida, in the stroller rental warehouse, where we would regularly have to hose wet popcorn out of strollers. Popcorn hasn't really appealed to me since.

@  Steevy Maximus : (16 May 2018 - 07:36 PM)

Mine got the HP Pavilion Gaming 15" Green light laptop...and I can't find anything about it except the press release and HP's own website options.

@  Steevy Maximus : (16 May 2018 - 07:35 PM)

Always bemusing to find a new laptop series at Walmart and then can't find ANYTHING online about it except for the press releases

@  Paladin : (16 May 2018 - 06:52 PM)

still sounds preferable to "The Hobbit."

@  wonko the sane? : (16 May 2018 - 06:15 PM)

I once farted so rank the guy behind me walked out of the lord of rings movie. Told my brother someone needed to sew my ass shut on his way out.

@  TM2-Megatron : (16 May 2018 - 06:15 PM)

If I couldn't eat popcorn, I have to admit that would remove part of the appeal for my going, as well. Although the theatre chain up here still has decent hot dogs, I guess

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (16 May 2018 - 06:12 PM)

Yeah.. Stomach issues is one of the big medical reasons for me as well.

@  Otaku : (16 May 2018 - 05:55 PM)

I rarely go to movie theaters anymore: besides being too fat to sit comfortably in the seats, I have digestive health issues. No popcorn at all. >_<

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (16 May 2018 - 05:26 PM)

Medical reasons.

@  Telly : (16 May 2018 - 12:49 PM)

why?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (15 May 2018 - 04:37 PM)

I can't even go the theater anymore really.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 May 2018 - 03:29 PM)

Personally, I like the short wait. As much as I still enjoy going to the theatre, I also like getting movies at home as soon as possible

@  Bass X0 : (15 May 2018 - 03:12 PM)

Just found out John Mahoney (Martin Crane in Frasier) died earlier this year. That's sad.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 May 2018 - 02:59 PM)

I don't think I'm ever going to get used to the turn around time on new movies making it to home formats.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 May 2018 - 02:37 PM)

Only for Steelbooks and whatnot, anyway

@  Telly : (15 May 2018 - 02:23 PM)

picked up black panther on bluray. walmart had little signs next to the price sticker saying theyre actually limiting copies of it to 2 per customer. ive never seen that on a movie before

@  Steevy Maximus : (14 May 2018 - 03:34 PM)

And I get to keep the vehicle with its 43,130 miles!

@  Steevy Maximus : (14 May 2018 - 03:34 PM)

Cha-CHING! My "total loss" PT Cruiser (with some hail damage from last year with a $4200 repair bill for cosmetic damage) netted me a $6000 payday with a clear title since it is over 10 years old!

@  Locoman : (14 May 2018 - 01:36 PM)

Yes. The authorities have been notified of your predilections. Remain where you are.

@  RichardT1977 : (14 May 2018 - 11:53 AM)

Is it wrong that I want to refer to PotP Inferno's combiner form as Phoenix King?

@  Paladin : (14 May 2018 - 07:33 AM)

more and more i'm starting to wish i'd become an alcoholic years ago.

@  Otaku : (14 May 2018 - 06:31 AM)

The sad thing is that I sometimes think a little social drinking by others puts us on even footing. I'm sure you're all shocked (which emoticon do i use for sarcasm again?) that I'm not good at social situations, and either I clam up or say too much, can't read the room, etc.? XP

@  Nevermore : (14 May 2018 - 12:21 AM)

I don't drink for a variety of reasons. Family alcoholism, can't stand the smell, don't like what it does to people, etc.

@  Waspinator : (13 May 2018 - 11:15 PM)

It's not always other people caring about you not drinking that makes it awkward. You can make yourself feel awkward by not doing something everyone else is doing without anyone even trying to make you do it. Peer pressure doesn't have to be intentional, the desire to fit in can make you do it to yourself.

@  Plokatron : (13 May 2018 - 10:57 PM)

@Pennpenn Same here. I just don't see a need to drink hard stuff even if it's as simple as one sip. Two reasons one I'd probably be as much a lightweight as Doc. Brown and two my uncle was killed in a car wreck due to a drunk driver and I've made a promise to my mother to never drink unless it's very special. I'm even less tolerant of Smoking or chewing Tabaco since my dad had cancer twice due to chewing learned his lesson after he survived round two. And before I get the naysayers on this the doctors specified to him that it was chewing that screwed him up. His genes did have a possible trigger in them that coulc of gone off but according to the docs it only mutated after he started chewing.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (13 May 2018 - 08:06 PM)

I have enough problems with Diabetes messing with me.. Don't need alcohol adding to it. ;)


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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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