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@  Nutjob R/T : (26 April 2017 - 10:15 PM)

And you're turning us on

@  Nutjob R/T : (26 April 2017 - 10:15 PM)

The terrible secret of the Allspark: We all have this twisted fetish for rational thought processes

@  lastmaximal : (26 April 2017 - 10:13 PM)

Not everyone likes everything, and people aren't blind to shortfalls or annoyances resulting from constraints of how the brand is handled. We make many a joke out of these things. But it's a rare thing when entitlement replaces logic on here, where that seems to be poster raison d'etre everywhere else.

@  lastmaximal : (26 April 2017 - 10:11 PM)

It's utterly weird how these here boards seem so impervious an oasis when it comes to that depth of idiocy. Worshipping 3p and demanding the official companies "step it up" and stop being so lazy? Insisting the movies be done THEIR way, crapping on every single thing revealed about the films or toyline, then whining that they can't find (insert hot movie to here) or the official release of a movie figure doesn't capture the look in the film they hated? Etc

@  lastmaximal : (26 April 2017 - 10:09 PM)

It's not even a "brand pissing contest" or "board loyalty" thing, not least due to the fact that those don't really even happen here all that much. I'm just happy to be with levelheaded people who've outgrown the usual fan dumb tropes. You can have a civilized conversation here and people don't shit on things only to hide behind "but but but to each their own right?" when their myopic BS is challenged.

@  lastmaximal : (26 April 2017 - 10:07 PM)

With each time nonsense like this flares up on tfw or on local discussion venues (and it does quite a bit) I'm just reminded of why I've essentially been allspark bound for the last... Fifteen or so years.

@  Noideaforaname : (26 April 2017 - 10:07 PM)

On the plus side, tho, TFW has "appreciation threads" for practically everything, even stuff like Kre-O and PCC. And their toy database is quite handy.

@  Noideaforaname : (26 April 2017 - 10:03 PM)

I've been happily posting on TFW for years. Then, after being *here* for a few months, I look back and wonder how the hell I even bothered with it. I mean, my ignore list had hundreds of people on it. Literally HUNDREDS of ignored people. I even showed off said gargantuan list once (with a small thumbnail that you couldn't read any of the names on, mind you). That... that really should have been a warning sign, I suppose...

@  WorkbenchManiac : (26 April 2017 - 08:03 PM)

Thanks, I enjoyed reading the nerdrage. I should hang out over there more often.

@  Diecast : (26 April 2017 - 07:07 PM)

I mean, Reveal Your Shield. That gets complained about too.

@  Diecast : (26 April 2017 - 07:04 PM)

One of the reveal the shield news threads at TFW has movie fans and G1 fans arguing over who has it worse

@  WorkbenchManiac : (26 April 2017 - 06:49 PM)

You got me awfully curious. What thread ware we talking about?

@  Diecast : (26 April 2017 - 02:17 PM)

That was a quality read. Both sides of that thread's argument went pretty crazy.

@  Noideaforaname : (26 April 2017 - 02:11 PM)

"When Beast Wars made Optimus a monkey nobody complained" ~ someone desperate for a 'gotcha'

@  Diecast : (26 April 2017 - 02:05 PM)

I want to find the rock they've been under that there isn't constantly complaining about something.

@  Diecast : (26 April 2017 - 02:04 PM)

For the lack if a better word, it baffles me when someone starts a discussion somewhere that's like "Does anyone else not like the movies?"

@  TheMightyMol... : (26 April 2017 - 12:13 PM)

Careful, it might have something to say about that.

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 12:13 PM)

I'm gonna have to check your opinion out real good to make sure.

@  TheMightyMol... : (26 April 2017 - 11:55 AM)

Oppinions are like assholes. Everyone has one, but mine is better so shut up.

@  ▲ndrusi : (26 April 2017 - 11:08 AM)

To clarify on point 1 since I was typing early in the morning again, "you must hate exactly what I hate" and "you msut like exactly what I like" aren't actually the same statement but they're the same thought process which is "my opinions are objective facts." If you see someone espousing one, they're probably thinking the other, too.

@  lastmaximal : (26 April 2017 - 10:57 AM)

... what.

@  Bass X0 : (26 April 2017 - 10:15 AM)

Andrusi, I imagine to some people online, there isn't that much of a world of difference, at least going by the venom they post; although not at RiD specifically.

@  unluckiness : (26 April 2017 - 08:55 AM)

The scale of liking and hating is an interval one so you can not like something but not hate it. Pretty sure there's apathy and dislike in between there at least.

@  wonko the sane? : (26 April 2017 - 08:07 AM)

And humans are perfectly capable of hating things in unison while being divided on liking.

@  ▲ndrusi : (26 April 2017 - 07:34 AM)

On the other hand, there's a world of difference between "I hate RID" and "I hate Nazis."

@  ▲ndrusi : (26 April 2017 - 07:27 AM)

On one hand, "hating what I hate" IS "liking what I like." One of those cultures can't be worse than the other because they're literally the same culture.

@  ▲ndrusi : (26 April 2017 - 07:26 AM)

I think that comparison is both an oversimplification AND a meaningless distinction.

@  wonko the sane? : (26 April 2017 - 07:16 AM)

That's the internet effect. Distance and anonimity make for easy and consequence-less extremism.

@  Bass X0 : (26 April 2017 - 06:58 AM)

I think the aggressive "How dare you not hate exactly what I hate" culture online is worse than the aggressive "How dare you not like exactly what I like" culture.

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 06:19 AM)

And now that song/scene and its many many parodies are running through my head.

@  unluckiness : (26 April 2017 - 06:18 AM)

Patrick Swayze didnt!

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 05:58 AM)

lol. As long as they knock first.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 April 2017 - 05:57 AM)

Or as ghosts. I guess ghosts would be acceptable.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 April 2017 - 05:57 AM)

For now, I'd just find some small comfort in knowing those who have passed actually are in some sort of better place.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 April 2017 - 05:56 AM)

I'd find comfort in knowing that one way or another, that suffering would eventually end and a new, potentially happier beginning awaits.

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 05:54 AM)

@LBD At the same time, I can't imagine wanting to stay in even a happy afterlife when fleshies are still suffering.

@  2017 : (26 April 2017 - 05:49 AM)

Celebrating and welcoming death just gives them more ideological hoops to justify killing others. So yeah, no thanks.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 April 2017 - 05:48 AM)

The idea of death doesn't bother me so much as no longer existing.

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 05:48 AM)

at the very least, my body will feed the grass which feeds the antelope which feeds the lio- ....wait

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 April 2017 - 05:47 AM)

Yeah, that's kind of the thing.

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 05:47 AM)

Some cultures celebrate/welcome death (of course, those also have some form of afterlife)

@  wonko the sane? : (26 April 2017 - 05:45 AM)

You shouldn't be. What with having absolutely no knowledge or control over it.

@  2017 : (26 April 2017 - 05:45 AM)

Death is scary, which is why we either spend our lives avoiding the subject or staying up late overthinking it.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 April 2017 - 05:44 AM)

"Never did want to live forever." I'm more bothered about what -- if anything -- is next.

@  2017 : (26 April 2017 - 05:44 AM)

Though I think the brain is a finite storage space so you'd probably start forgetting so much after some point it'd be like a new person transitioning in every few centuries. That'd be a good reason to keep a diary.

@  2017 : (26 April 2017 - 05:43 AM)

I think immortality is possible biologically in the future, or at least living for vastly longer spans of time. I'd personally be happy to live at least a few thousand years, but I'd aim for forever.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 April 2017 - 05:34 AM)

@MEDdMI Oh man, that bugs me all the time.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 April 2017 - 05:33 AM)

Well, yesterday was a depressing bout of thinking I was going to get TR Hot Rod and then not getting TR Hot Rod after all (among other things).

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 05:31 AM)

Which is also something that bugs me about the "your dead loved ones are always watching you" concept. Do you mind? I'd like a little privacy, please!

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 05:30 AM)

Even if it was possible, I can't help but think people would skip to the "good" parts, like sex.


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Posted 02 July 2015 - 08:47 AM

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Well sort of.

 

In about 12 days the New Horizons probe, launched in 2006, will finally arrive at the last planet minor planet Pluto, and many a childhood dream will be fulfilled. This is one of the first good looks at the planet, and notably there's a line of weirdly uniform black splodges on it. Bizarre.

 

Are you excited? I am!


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Posted 02 July 2015 - 09:25 AM

Ah yes the planet... I totally didn't come in here thinking I'd see a naked green haired chick... 

 

Actually I am excited. I personally believe Pluto shouldn't have been removed as a planet in the first place.


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Posted 02 July 2015 - 09:28 AM

I had no idea this was happening. This is awesome, of course, I'm usually pretty excited by anything that adds to our communal knowledge.

 

I also want to see pluto. Cause... you know, it's in our backyard, might as well map it out.



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Posted 02 July 2015 - 02:57 PM

Those splotches are actually the Charon Relay. Get ready for ADVENTURE!

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Posted 02 July 2015 - 03:11 PM

Cool.  Science and astronomy never fails to amaze.



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Posted 02 July 2015 - 03:23 PM

We'll have to see what we can see.  Cause honestly, I really want this to be a planet.

 

Ironbite-my childhood wouldn't feel so betrayed.


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Posted 02 July 2015 - 03:45 PM

YES!!!!

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Posted 02 July 2015 - 04:02 PM

IT'S STILL A PLANET TO ME, DAMN IT.


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Posted 02 July 2015 - 04:09 PM

Oh. ow. Ow. I think I sprained a muscle I rolled my eyes so hard.

 

Geez, it's surprising Pluto even still exists, nostalgic crybabies made it sound like astronomers blew it up.


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Posted 02 July 2015 - 04:31 PM

I've been following New Horizons intently for the past several months....mostly because the actual first fly by will happen on my Birthday which is the best dang birthday present EVER.

 

If people aren't aware, there's another probe exploring the dwarf planet in the Asteroid Belt, which has also revealed surprises - specifically very bright "dots" that glimmer from a great distance.


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Posted 02 July 2015 - 04:32 PM

maybe if it had a best friend you'd feel our pain

 

 

lol :rolleyes


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Posted 02 July 2015 - 07:28 PM

Didn't get very close did they.



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Posted 02 July 2015 - 07:30 PM

Didn't get very close did they.

 

What?


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Posted 02 July 2015 - 07:48 PM

It's not there yet man!


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Posted 02 July 2015 - 07:51 PM

I just think its amazing that we can fire a projectile from Earth and hit a moving target almost 5 billion miles away. I have a hard enough time trying to parallel park.  



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Posted 02 July 2015 - 08:26 PM

Seriously. I can't parallel park worth a damn.


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Posted 04 July 2015 - 10:30 AM

interestingly enough... the preorders did just drop for the figuarts Sailor Pluto

 

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Posted 04 July 2015 - 12:21 PM

Oh. ow. Ow. I think I sprained a muscle I rolled my eyes so hard.

 

Geez, it's surprising Pluto even still exists, nostalgic crybabies made it sound like astronomers blew it up.

You don't understand.  When they declared that Pluto wasn't a true planet our childhoods were RUINED FOREVER. They can only be un-RUINED FOREVER if Pluto gets to be a real planet again.  It's our only hope.

 

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Posted 04 July 2015 - 05:35 PM

I, personally, view this as an opportunity. Mostly because no one will want to stake a claim to a dwarf planet, which means you could probably scoop up the rights to the entire planet dirt friggen cheap.



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Posted 04 July 2015 - 06:26 PM

All thread silliness aside, I can't wait for the fly by! I've been following New Horizons via email and social media for the better part of a year, and the next few weeks are going to be incredible. I really wish circumstances were different and the probe could enter orbit and study the Plutonian system the way we've been able to study Saturn, but I'll take what we can get at this point.
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