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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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#21 MsVirion

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Posted 10 June 2015 - 06:52 PM

Win in ranked.



#22 TheMightyMollusk

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Posted 11 June 2015 - 01:31 AM

The downside of ranked is that if you don't win, you don't get exp at all. I was having some bad runs, so I just went back to regular battles.

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Posted 11 June 2015 - 01:45 AM

Yeah, that's the big problem. I got out of C- and stopped because I was too nervous I'd be knocked back into the low rank. I'll probably pick it back up at some point.

 

New map is huge, pretty fun but I need to learn all the hidey places. I keep getting caught out in the narrower paths.



#24 Tm_Silverclaw

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Posted 11 June 2015 - 06:24 AM

I would love a new form of ranked battles that could use the friends list. Even if it had a completely different rank.

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Posted 11 June 2015 - 06:25 PM

It'd be nice, I have to hope we may get something like that eventually. Or on the sequel.

 

In Splatoony related news it opened with 2 days on this month's NPD at #5.

 

Really not bad for a new, exclusive IP on a underperforming system!

 

In personal news I finally had someone in my lobby with one of the harder to find Ninja squid shirts - so can't wait for Spyke to find that gear for me tonight. I'm tired of wearing the Squidforce t-shirt. 

 

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New weapon out tonight!

 

http://splatoonus.tu...nters-the#notes

 

Nintendo has been VERY on point with constant updates.


Edited by Ms Virion, 12 June 2015 - 02:39 PM.


#26 Dave Zero1

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Posted 12 June 2015 - 10:13 PM

Woo! Just did a new Personal best: 1172 points, 11 kills, Zero times splatted!



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Posted 12 June 2015 - 10:14 PM

Anyone have any thoughts on the new weapon? Can't test it til sometime tomorrow and curious what the first thoughts are.



#28 Dave Zero1

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Posted 13 June 2015 - 12:22 AM

I rather like it, Inkspray comparable to the Splattershot JR, and the Sepecial is Bombrush suction bombs, I think I'll add it to my Mains.



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Posted 13 June 2015 - 05:11 AM

Finally dinged 20. Now to get up some cash.

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Posted 13 June 2015 - 09:23 AM

Wooo! Made it to 20! Now I feel I can toy around with other weapons a bit more!



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Posted 13 June 2015 - 05:10 PM

WHAT A MATCH!

 

Picture it! I was playing Splat Zone on Arrowana Mall. I was on the top scaffolding overlooking the splat Zone on our side, when suddenly I spy some enemies running towards me from the opposite end, Three of them, I'm all alone, If I keep fiering at the splat Zone they'll overtake me, If I jump to hide within the splat zone they'll overwhelm me with the high ground and gain control.

So I Charge straight at them along the metal grating Ink blazing! And SPLAT! SPLAT SPLAT! THREE IN ONE BLOW!

 

My team wound up losing that match, But those three soon won't forget the day they crossed paths with an inkling named "Mii Dave"!



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Posted 13 June 2015 - 05:38 PM

3 at the same time?!

 

*Must avoid Luthario joke, must avoid Luthario joke, must avoid Luthario joke* 

 

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I've also now experienced both a .1% victory and loss. So much stress. 


Edited by Ms Virion, 13 June 2015 - 05:50 PM.


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Posted 13 June 2015 - 06:23 PM

Splat Zones Blackbelly Skatepark needs to be reworked, as it causes me so much distress, The zones are too close to each other and the spawns. 

 

 

Finally made it to B- tho. Just needed 2 more points and the enemy team on the last match only had 3 players, a gift from the Squid Kid Gods.



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Posted 13 June 2015 - 06:25 PM

I should really try ranked again soon. I've been avoiding it as I usually don't care for the competitive side of games like this.

 

That and I main brush, and don't really want to jump over to one of the .gals to work in Splat Zones. 



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Posted 13 June 2015 - 06:52 PM

Ranked can really turn some stages on their heads. I absolutely hate Port Mackerel in Turf War but I loved playing it on ranked to my great surprise. I won't even play turf war at all when PM is in the rotation

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Posted 13 June 2015 - 07:51 PM

I wear my Zekko Hoodie for it's Ninja stealth ability, I wear the off trail boots for it's Bomb Sniffing functionality, and I wear my Squidvader hat because... well... that one is just a fashion statement.



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Posted 13 June 2015 - 08:03 PM

Love bomb sniffing. Though I had to drop those to get some swim speed back up with the black sea horses since I'm wearing a ninja squid shirt. 



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Posted 16 June 2015 - 02:59 PM

Sigh...my Amiibo shipped out on the 4th and it's still not here. Teach me for using cheap shipping, I guess. I can't even send in a late complaint to Amazon until the 25th :burn

 

 

 

Ooh, I just pulled off the out-of-bounds glitch in the hub. Yay! Time to explore!

 

Edit again: Just got out of a match where the entire other team disconnected. We had everything but their spawn point covered. Oy..


Edited by Boss Borot, 16 June 2015 - 06:03 PM.


#39 Dave Zero1

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Posted 23 June 2015 - 05:21 PM

Yes! Finally broke B- in Ranked!

 

Now the trick is staying there.



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Posted 23 June 2015 - 08:00 PM

Just announced via Nintendo's Japanese twitter, Splatoon has surpassed 1 million sales worldwide! Great to see a successful new IP from Nintendo.

 

*Goes back to playing*





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