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@  Ashley : (23 October 2019 - 06:13 PM)

Yes, please read the full context

@  Steevy Maximus : (23 October 2019 - 04:53 PM)

If I wasn't reading shout for more than a couple lines, this line of discussion would be very inappropriate

@  wonko the sane? : (23 October 2019 - 09:08 AM)

Don't frustrate yourself OR her for it. Just keep the camera ready and if it happens, it happens.

@  Ashley : (23 October 2019 - 12:15 AM)

I'll probably try waving treats in front of her and whistling it, see if I can encourage it

@  Ashley : (23 October 2019 - 12:14 AM)

I'll try. She's not the most obedient bird, so it's going to take some work to get her to do it on demand.

@  wonko the sane? : (22 October 2019 - 10:03 PM)

In fact; we demand video.

@  MEDdMI : (22 October 2019 - 09:26 PM)

Now you have to get it on video

@  Ashley : (22 October 2019 - 08:11 PM)

I'm so proud

@  Ashley : (22 October 2019 - 08:11 PM)

My parrot just whistled the Transformers theme music

@  Steevy Maximus : (22 October 2019 - 06:10 PM)

Yeah, I think both are too old and too expensive at this stage. Hasbro/Paramount are going to try for younger actors that can do multiple films AND can be locked into a multifilm contract cheaply

@  Paladin : (22 October 2019 - 06:05 PM)

so he'd probably be sixty by the time they get to another GI Joe project.

@  Patch : (22 October 2019 - 06:04 PM)

According to Wikipedia he's 51.

@  Paladin : (22 October 2019 - 05:38 PM)

isn't Crews like sixty now???

@  wonko the sane? : (22 October 2019 - 02:11 PM)

... I could get behind that.

@  RichardT1977 : (22 October 2019 - 12:33 PM)

Who thinks that, in the event of a GI Joe cinematic reboot, John Cena and Terry Crews would be perfect for Duke and Roadblock, respectively?

@  Telly : (21 October 2019 - 05:17 PM)

nevermind

@  Shrug : (21 October 2019 - 04:59 PM)

I've barely used them over the years, so I'm sure they won't miss me, but I'm done too. Thankfully Pulse put up the Seacons today.

@  Telly : (21 October 2019 - 04:58 PM)

i didnt complete it, which is why this is confusing and pi$$ing me off. theres no record of it in my order history. i emailed them about it, so we will see what happens. either way, i think im done using them after this

@  Shrug : (21 October 2019 - 04:55 PM)

Either we're both unlucky or they're trying to force payment now for these takaratomy mall exclusives.

@  Shrug : (21 October 2019 - 04:55 PM)

I asked them to kindly undo that and I got a sternly worded email about how I should use their website right.

@  Shrug : (21 October 2019 - 04:55 PM)

Yeah, if you completed the order, they charged you the money now. Mine said stack before I finished checking out. I only noticed I was charged because of Paypal.

@  Telly : (21 October 2019 - 04:53 PM)

i wasnt even wanting to pay now. i was going to add them to my stack but i didnt get the chance after i was done setting up paypal

@  Shrug : (21 October 2019 - 04:53 PM)

If you haven't officially placed the order, I don't think so? Although, I had to request a cancellation with them last week because their system changed details about my order after I placed it, so I don't exactly trust them.

@  Telly : (21 October 2019 - 04:51 PM)

so im not actually being charged then?

@  Shrug : (21 October 2019 - 04:48 PM)

So, if you were one click away from purchasing, then they probably did the pre-authorization already. The next click will charge you the money now.

@  Shrug : (21 October 2019 - 04:47 PM)

TFsource charges upfront for regular pre-orders.

@  Telly : (21 October 2019 - 04:45 PM)

i was considering buying the upcoming seacons from tfsource. i had them in my cart and was on the checkout page. i set up a credit card through paypal, and before i even hit the "place order" button, i got a text saying that a charge or hold was placed on my card! is this normal? is it just checking to see if i have the money? why did it do it before i even placed the order??

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 October 2019 - 01:23 PM)

It's a torture device.

@  Benbot : (21 October 2019 - 09:42 AM)

what's this about Hot Rod?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 October 2019 - 10:36 PM)

Ex-Bundeswehr personnel, eh? Fascinating.

@  Pinkcolliebot : (20 October 2019 - 09:43 PM)

TF Roll Out Hot Rod's Presentation is coming real soon!!

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 01:05 PM)

So whenever he addresses his troops, he keeps cracking jokes. Sometimes these jokes are about the blunders he himself had made in his speech the previous day.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 01:01 PM)

At the moment, I'm blessed with a pretty nice superior. He's got a military background, but he takes an oddly entertaining approach to it. Imagine a stand-up comedian who accidentally enlisted as a drill sergeant.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 12:54 PM)

Another type of everyday absurdity: Imagine you're leaving your workplace for your lunchbreak. Upon your return, you discover that your workplace has been cordened and/or gated off during your break, with "construction site" warning signs everywhere. You go to your superior and tell him: "I can no longer access my workplace! Why is there suddenly a construction site?" Your superior takes a surpised look and says: "I don't know, first time I see this." You figure: "Must be a Tuesday, then."

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 12:51 PM)

It's kind of surreal, really.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 12:50 PM)

They agree that things are less than ideal, but they acknowledge that their scope of making decisions is limited. Oddly, I keep getting that regardless of how high up the chain of command I bother people.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 12:49 PM)

"I hear you, but you know how it is, there's nothing I can do about it." That's it, basically.

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 October 2019 - 06:40 AM)

What's it like to have management that's willing to listen to things they don't want to hear? I've never seen that.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 04:41 AM)

I manage to argue within the company's own internal logic and point out the flaws, shortcomings and discrepancies between "official company policy" and "everyday company reality".

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 04:40 AM)

Many of my coworkers are scared to even talk to managers. I often discuss company matters with them I disagree with, and it isn't a rare occurrence that they say "yeah, you're right..."

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 04:38 AM)

I know how to watch my tone, and I prefer to keep things straightforward and factual, never to attack the person, always the problem itself.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 04:37 AM)

The good thing for me is ever since a minor hiccup many years ago when I was still non-permanent, I've always managed to along just fine with my various superiors (I've been through over a dozen already). And that's despite my outspokenness, my blunt honesty and my oftentimes harsh criticism.

@  Sabrblade : (18 October 2019 - 11:04 PM)

With visuals presented by the Cybernet Space Cube

@  Dekafox : (18 October 2019 - 04:51 PM)

And don't forget to sign up for a cybersecurity seminar while you're there

@  Dekafox : (18 October 2019 - 04:47 PM)

Well you can always strap on some cyberlimbs and go into cyberspace for a cyberpunk experience

@  NotVeryKnightly : (18 October 2019 - 04:28 PM)

You know that "cyber" doesn't mean "cyborg", right?

@  Maximus Ambus : (18 October 2019 - 04:16 PM)

So where's the Cyborgs on CYBERtron?

@  The Doctor Who : (18 October 2019 - 03:47 PM)

Click here and we can send you notifications about your desire to discontinue notifications!

@  Benbot : (18 October 2019 - 10:40 AM)

Why does every damn website want to send me notifications? NO, no one wants your popups! Quit asking!

@  Echowarrior : (18 October 2019 - 09:19 AM)

Amazon in the US has pretty good benefits, though, and even the temp workers had forty hours a week to start with. Even with minimum wage, that's pretty good pay.


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#1921 Daith

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Posted 21 April 2019 - 11:03 PM

When Seth McFarland makes a better Trek show you know somethings wrong.

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Posted 22 April 2019 - 08:40 AM

*Gets curious, looks at what people are talking about*

 

...WHAT?!



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Posted 22 April 2019 - 09:49 AM

Yup, thats how they ended it.

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Posted 22 April 2019 - 09:50 AM

When Seth MacFarlane makes a better Trek show you know somethings wrong.

 

Good thing that hasn't happened, then.


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Posted 22 April 2019 - 11:20 AM

Yup, thats how they ended it.

 

Outsider thoughts from someone who has yet to watch the show:

 

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Edited by Rust, 22 April 2019 - 11:21 AM.


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Posted 22 April 2019 - 11:49 AM

Well this seems like an entirely unnecessary plot twist.

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#1927 Daith

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Posted 22 April 2019 - 01:49 PM

When Seth MacFarlane makes a better Trek show you know somethings wrong.

 
Good thing that hasn't happened, then.
Spelling aside you keep telling yourself that :D

Edited by Daith, 22 April 2019 - 01:50 PM.


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Posted 22 April 2019 - 03:44 PM

I bet its only a matter of time until they make a show, that's set between the Original Series and the Next Generation.

It will exist solely to have dialogue like this.

 

"Say captain, what was the name of that officer who saved us all today?"

"Now what was as it...ah yes Picard"

"Well be sure to tell him that I think he has a bright future ahead of him, and that he should treasure his magnificence set of hair forever" 


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Posted 22 April 2019 - 08:45 PM

"The Crusher lad has a fine wife with a baby on the way. He'll go far in Starfleet, mark my words."



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Posted 23 April 2019 - 08:00 AM

Leaving aside all of the issues I have with the plot, canon issues and literally quoting 'The Principal and the Pauper', the constant heartfelt conversations when things are ninety seconds from exploding, and Michael Burnham in general...

 

The elaborate, expensive space battle was awful. All the capital ships just hanging in space doing nothing while all these specs flew around and exploded. Boring to watch with no stakes and nothing to care about.



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Posted 23 April 2019 - 08:01 AM


"That Dr. Soong sure has gathered a lot of data for his special project... I'll be curious to see what amazing lore he builds going forward."

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Posted 23 April 2019 - 08:04 AM

"That Dr. Soong sure has gathered a lot of data for his special project... I'll be curious to see what amazing lore he builds going forward."

 

That joke would work better if Enterprise hadn't already used it.  :p



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Posted 23 April 2019 - 02:35 PM

I dont understand how Kurtzman has been feeling caged by continuity. He has been doing whatever he wanted with little regard for it. Maybe he just meant he will be free from criticism about continuity.

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Posted 23 April 2019 - 02:43 PM

Man, if he didn't want to deal with continuity, he really shouldn't have taken Trek on. There's absolutely no secret that, for better or worse, Trek fans obsess over the lore.

And, like, if he thinks jumping to the far future with free him from criticism, then boy is he niave.

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Posted 23 April 2019 - 05:40 PM

Again, their prison of continuity was entirely of their own creation. I have no sympathy.


 
 
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Posted 23 April 2019 - 07:32 PM

And now that they're "free" of that continuity, boy won't things be fun?

 

I'm actually curious how they intend to address the massive tech imbalance on the part of the Discovery now. Anyone else think the next season's going to be Star Trek: Fallout, with the Discovery tranversing through a post-galactic apocalypse hellscape in which they stand a snowball's chance against aggressors simply due to how much has been lost?



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Posted 23 April 2019 - 10:44 PM

I'm actually curious how they intend to address the massive tech imbalance on the part of the Discovery now. Anyone else think the next season's going to be Star Trek: Fallout, with the Discovery tranversing through a post-galactic apocalypse hellscape in which they stand a snowball's chance against aggressors simply due to how much has been lost?

 

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Posted 24 April 2019 - 07:34 AM

Calypso still has to happen, so they have to swap ships at some point.



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Posted 24 April 2019 - 09:17 AM

So the season finale. 

 

I enjoyed the space battle, and seeing the D7s and Enterprise battling a common foe was neat. Not too crazy about what happened with the ship and crew, but I imagine that afte a few episodes next season, they will pop back. I do like how they made sure that the show was in canon though.

 

 

 

 

So, let's discuss this season.

 

Season 2 had some highlights:

 

Spock was awesome. I think that he was perfectly cast, even if he didn't look like TOS Spock, he did a great job with the character.

 

Section 31. While I don't like the idea that everyone seems to know who they are, I do like that they are there and hoarding all the good tech.

 

Klingons. Much improved from the first season, and I loved seeing the D7 in action again.

 

The Emperor. I freaking loved her in this season. Being part of Section 31 really fit her character and she pulled it off amazingly.

 

Captain Pike. Probably the most amazing part of this season. I loved the TOS references, seeing him in his accident carrying out the trainees, his choosing to accept his fate in order to save the universe. It was all pure awesome!

 

The Enterprise and Number 1. Seeing the Enterprise again, in glorious HD, was pretty awesome, and I enjoyed watching it actually go into battle with its shuttles and pods all active.I was expecting them to hint at Number 1's EU origin a bit more.

 

 

 

 

The rest of the show was just decent to meh. I still get a little annoyed with how characters on this show have personal conversations with friends while a raging battle is going on, or some other emergency is happening. I felt that this season's villain was under developed and not really explained that well. It also felt a little derivative of the Borg, but in a Dollar Store Chinese knock off sort of way.


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Posted 25 April 2019 - 04:46 AM

Georgiou felt weird to me, like they were doing a huge backpedal on the 'genocidal, cannibal sociopath' parts of her personality, and leaving her as just 'amusingly evil'. I get why, to make her more palatable as a series lead for the S31 show, but it was done poorly.

 

Huge agree on Pike and the Enterprise. I would happily ditch all the other stuff they're doing to get a spin-off on the Enterprise, preferably episodic.





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