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@  Lancer : (18 February 2019 - 09:24 PM)

Make his fur a red and black flannel pattern

@  wonko the sane? : (18 February 2019 - 09:10 PM)

Bonus points if you can work in a red and black flannel pattern on his chest plate.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 February 2019 - 09:09 PM)

Might as well make it cliched. Lumberjack moose male and aristocratic deer female.

@  TriBlurr : (18 February 2019 - 08:16 PM)

Or their aristocratic deer.

@  TriBlurr : (18 February 2019 - 08:10 PM)

Thinking of making a pair of moose Transformer OCs, male and female. Thier a lovey dovy pair of lumberjacks

@  Paladin : (18 February 2019 - 06:56 PM)

they also have NOTORIOUSLY poor protection on their servers. do NOT keep a credit card on file there.

@  Telly : (18 February 2019 - 04:48 PM)

i just checked my past tfsource orders, and theres no sales tax charge

@  Arazyr : (18 February 2019 - 11:16 AM)

They haven't (yet, at least) on the stuff I currently have in my Stack. Haven't had them ship anything for a while, though, so I don't know if they will when I do...

@  Benbot : (18 February 2019 - 11:04 AM)

Does TFSource charge sales tax?

@  wonko the sane? : (18 February 2019 - 09:47 AM)

That's because, once upon a time, the people whom owned the animals weren't the people whom butchered them. So the pig was owned by a saxon who spoke english, but butchered by a french speaker. So a pig got cut up into PORC chops.

@  unluckiness : (18 February 2019 - 03:25 AM)

Hank Pym<<<< Hank Hill

@  PlutoniumBoss : (18 February 2019 - 01:28 AM)

In that case, I don't see anything wrong with English speakers calling it what it is in English. Even though we technically use the French words for what comes out of it. "Beef", "pork"...

@  Bass X0 : (17 February 2019 - 02:04 PM)

I’d like a Siege Thundercracker who has his regular blue colors Cybertronian jet mode which transforms into a robot mode with his Action Master colors. Looks like it could be possible.

@  Paladin : (17 February 2019 - 11:57 AM)

The cow was slaughtered in the abattoir.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 February 2019 - 08:53 AM)

It's not a pretty name: abattoir is literally just the french word for slaughterhouse.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 February 2019 - 08:46 AM)

Giving it a pretty name won't make it a pretty place.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 February 2019 - 02:45 AM)

I do believe there is an aphorism about the U.S.A. and yogurt being different because after 200 years the latter will have a culture.

@  Maruten : (16 February 2019 - 11:30 PM)

There's another word for "abattoir"?! Honestly you people, "slaughterhouse" is a bit on the nose.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 February 2019 - 10:09 PM)

I learned this week that the French-style term abattoir is prevalent in the UK/Commonwealth in place of where U.S.-American Anglophones would say "slaughterhouse". Fascinating.

@  MEDdMI : (16 February 2019 - 08:51 PM)

Nonsense. Everybody loves all my posts.

@  Rodimus Supreme : (16 February 2019 - 08:27 PM)

Or dislike them. ;)

@  wonko the sane? : (16 February 2019 - 05:34 PM)

Wish we could like the shout posts...

@  Patch : (16 February 2019 - 04:26 PM)

Uh oh. Here comes a flock of Wah-Wahs.

@  Rodimus Supreme : (16 February 2019 - 10:54 AM)

Oh, that makes more sense.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 February 2019 - 07:31 AM)

Haven't given it to him yet. Not sure when I will, but soon. Wah Wah is what he calls any vehicle with a siren, and the little bugger just LOVES firetrucks. So I got him a rescue bot heatwave.

@  repowers : (16 February 2019 - 02:41 AM)

I hope he said "You've given me a wah-wah"

@  Dekafox : (16 February 2019 - 12:48 AM)

A red panda?

@  Rodimus Supreme : (15 February 2019 - 11:06 PM)

*WAH

@  Rodimus Supreme : (15 February 2019 - 11:05 PM)

THE HECK IS A WHAH WAH?!?!?!

@  wonko the sane? : (15 February 2019 - 08:54 PM)

Yay! My nephew's Wah Wah showed up today!

@  Steevy Maximus : (14 February 2019 - 08:12 PM)

BotBots are GLORIOUS

@  Pennpenn : (14 February 2019 - 07:07 PM)

A day best ignored if you're not the target demographic. Can be difficult sometimes though.

@  Paladin : (14 February 2019 - 11:55 AM)

Valentine's Day. bummer.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 February 2019 - 08:55 AM)

Or you could come to canada, where bureaucracy is a publically funded art form! So garbage and used condoms trying to make a statement about something or other, not entirely sure what.

@  Nevermore : (14 February 2019 - 06:10 AM)

We've turned it into an art form.

@  Nevermore : (14 February 2019 - 06:10 AM)

You think you know bureaucracy, but you've never been to Germany.

@  RichardT1977 : (13 February 2019 - 11:48 PM)

I think a better counterpart would be "society".

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (13 February 2019 - 11:24 PM)

Sounds like the cobra effect.

@  Echowarrior : (13 February 2019 - 05:58 PM)

I think a better counterpart for it would be bureaucracy.

@  MEDdMI : (13 February 2019 - 08:33 AM)

Is Verbesserschlimmerung a change that was intented to make things worse but made them better instead?

@  wonko the sane? : (13 February 2019 - 07:35 AM)

We have a similar word in english "government".

@  Nevermore : (13 February 2019 - 06:05 AM)

The meaning of this word is: A change that was intended as an improvement but ended up making things worse.

@  Nevermore : (13 February 2019 - 06:04 AM)

It's a portmanteau of "Verbesserung", which means "improvement", and "Verschlimmerung", which means "worsening".

@  Nevermore : (13 February 2019 - 06:04 AM)

Your new German word for today: Verschlimmbesserung.

@  TM2-Megatron : (12 February 2019 - 02:17 PM)

Fortunately it's been long enough now that the possibility exists another label like Shout Factory or Arrow could pick it up and give it an updated release.

@  TM2-Megatron : (12 February 2019 - 02:16 PM)

It's the same with their Dawn of the Dead blu-ray, and several others

@  TM2-Megatron : (12 February 2019 - 02:11 PM)

In Volcano's case it isn't so much a case just of amazon or eBay sellers... it looks like rather than releasing it directly, Fox licensed it out to Starz/Anchor Bay, and it's subsequently gone out of print

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (12 February 2019 - 01:28 PM)

There's Amazon sellers for you.

@  Telly : (12 February 2019 - 12:49 PM)

thought about buying volcano on bluray last night, until i saw the price on amazon: $135. the used ones arent much cheaper at $90. i know the 3p sellers can set any price they want, but come on. $90-$135 for a 20 year old movie that was only so-so?

@  unluckiness : (12 February 2019 - 05:12 AM)

GOt my hopes up there for a bit. Last I heard it was nebulously in 2019.


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#1841 AgentOrange

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Posted 01 February 2019 - 04:30 PM

So can people stop bitching about the Klingons now?
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Posted 01 February 2019 - 10:04 PM

This week's episode moved stories forward but didn't so much have a main story all its own.  The Klingon drama was the A-story but it was largely table-setting.  It was some good, old-fashioned Klingon drama.

 

Spoiler

 

The show is actively addressing continuity concerns from last season.
 

 

Spoiler

 

Good episode.  Not a traditional episode like last week, but it felt less rushed and moved things forward.

 

Somebody has surely done a L'Oreal L'rell Photoshop, right?


Edited by Mouse_Pad, 01 February 2019 - 10:07 PM.


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Posted 02 February 2019 - 03:30 PM

I made the mistake of attempting to watch videos about Discovery on YouTube and I've discovered that Trekkies and Discovery are at least on par with the Disney ruined Star Wars and Michael Bay raped my childhood crowd. Really makes me hope classic Trek never returns.
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Posted 02 February 2019 - 03:38 PM

Yeah, they're damned awful. We got the same type of 'fan' mouthing off from Doctor Who fandom when Jodie Whittaker took over as the Doctor, and they haven't shut up since.
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Posted 02 February 2019 - 05:40 PM

I might actually be warming up to this show.  It still needs to learn how to balance the unrestrained CG fluff with stuff that actually moves the story forward, but episode 1 of Season 2 has left me with a far nicer taste in my mouth.

 

Shame that it's stuck behind a paywall.


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Posted 03 February 2019 - 12:37 PM

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Still waiting for them to find an excuse for Stamets to sing on the show. Mushroom samba or something.
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Posted 04 February 2019 - 09:12 AM

 

Spoiler

 

 

Even at the time, the producers basically said 'we didn't have time or money to do a new older Klingon ship, imagine that it's a D4'.



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Posted 08 February 2019 - 06:27 PM

Midnight's Edge explains how the licensing split happened and why Discovery looks the way it does. It's fascinating the legal hoops they all had to go through.

 

TL;DW, it's Sumner Redstone's fault.

 



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Posted 08 February 2019 - 07:27 PM

Midnight's Edge explains how the licensing split happened and why Discovery looks the way it does. It's fascinating the legal hoops they all had to go through.

 

TL;DW, it's Sumner Redstone's fault.

 

 

Fundamental error at 24:47. Discovery was not created by Paramount, but by CBS, and I have seen no evidence to lead me to believe that it's under Paramount's license. I have little reason to trust anything that comes after this point.


Edited by G.B.Blackrock, 08 February 2019 - 07:30 PM.


#1850 Mouse_Pad

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Posted 08 February 2019 - 10:01 PM

This week, Discovery again juggled three plots.  The A-story was a very classically Star Treky story.

 

Spoiler

 

This week in Fixing Continuity:

 

Spoiler

 

It was another very satisfying episode.  Season 2 seems very much to be course-correcting from season 1.  As much as I enjoyed season 1, I think I'm enjoying season 2 a bit more.  The lighter tone is more approachable, and I don't have so much of a fear that they're going to seriously screw this up.



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Posted 13 February 2019 - 10:19 AM

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Posted 13 February 2019 - 12:04 PM

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Makes sense, in a retcon sort of way.

 

Spoiler


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Posted 13 February 2019 - 01:28 PM

I have now read all available Discovery novels (next one is coming out in July).

Desperate Hours by David Mack: A team-up between the Shenzhou and the Enterprise commanded by a young and untested Christopher Pike, and featuring Burnham, Saru, Number One, and Spock. The first DSC novel, written before the series launched, and this has the early-installment weirdness that inevitably comes from being based on a script rather than the final performances. A respectable start, though sadly utterly removed from canon thanks to season 2 (honestly, I'd rather have kept DH).

Drastic Measures by Dayton Ward: A pre-Shenzhou flashback, involving then-Commander Georgiou and then-Lieutenant Lorca dealing with the Tarsus IV tragedy and trying to hunt down Kodos the Executioner (making a smooth integration with what we know from TOS). This is, so far, our only look at Lorca Prime, who proves to be not too different from the version we got to know, though much more conflicted about his aggressive side. Georgiou meets a very young James Kirk. Aside from an unfortunate fridging (Lorca loses someone in the massacre), this is a good character piece for those wanting more Georgiou.

Fear Itself by James Swallow: An early-Shenzhou adventure, showing the not-yet-friendship between Burnham and Saru, as Saru experiments with defying orders for the first time in his career, and nearly starts a war with the Tholians and/or the Peliar Zel (and a war between the Tholians and Peliar Zel. He just royally hugs up). It plays reasonably well with established canon, though Saru has apparently encountered a Ba'ul face-to-face (unlike what Short Treks suggested), though that could easily be slotted into his backstory somewhere off-camera.

The Way to the Stars by Una McCormack: Is a hugging masterpiece, OMG. Aside from a framing device (apparently set just before S2 begins), this is the story of 16-year-old Sylvia Tilly going through a crisis and finding her people. This isn't so much a Star Trek book as it is a perfect young adult book that happens to be set in the Star Trek universe, and deals heavily with issues of anxiety, identity, family (both biological and found), and privilege (both personal and cultural). This is the book I would give to non-Trek fans to introduce them to the universe. It gives us a long-needed look at how the rest of the galaxy views the Federation, and how people in the Federation feel about Starfleet, and why the people in Starfleet would give their lives for the Uniform and what it means.

Also, Siobhan Tilly has displaced Lwaxana Troi as the Worst Mother in Star Trek. Lwaxana may be overbearing, but she has never been actively toxic to her daughter's emotional and mental well-being. All of Tilly's anxiety issues can be traced directly to that witch.

Edited by Cybersnark, 13 February 2019 - 01:29 PM.


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Posted 13 February 2019 - 01:41 PM

Haven't yet read Fear Itself, but I agree with the rest of these reviews. I especially echo your sentiments about The Way to the Stars. Possibly the most enjoyable Trek book I've ever read.



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Posted 14 February 2019 - 07:31 AM

 by Una McCormack: Is a hugging masterpiece, OMG.

 

Really, you could put any of her Trek works at the start of that and be correct (although I've not read her, or anyone else's post-The Fall work yet). The Never-Ending Sacrifice in particular is incredible.



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Posted 15 February 2019 - 10:06 PM

This week's episode had some bullshit pseudoscience that's kinda hard to swallow.  But beyond that, it was a good episode.  One A story and a smaller B story.  The whole thing slowed down a bit and the plots had room to breathe.

 

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Posted 17 February 2019 - 06:37 PM

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I don't think we saw one in Enterprise.



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Posted Yesterday, 12:13 AM

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I don't think we saw one in Enterprise.

I believe Mouse Pas refers to the K'Tinga model recycling in ENT 1x05, which even the showrunners told us to pretend it was not.
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Posted Yesterday, 05:37 PM

I have now read all available Discovery novels (next one is coming out in July).

Desperate Hours by David Mack: A team-up between the Shenzhou and the Enterprise commanded by a young and untested Christopher Pike, and featuring Burnham, Saru, Number One, and Spock. The first DSC novel, written before the series launched, and this has the early-installment weirdness that inevitably comes from being based on a script rather than the final performances. A respectable start, though sadly utterly removed from canon thanks to season 2 (honestly, I'd rather have kept DH).

Drastic Measures by Dayton Ward: A pre-Shenzhou flashback, involving then-Commander Georgiou and then-Lieutenant Lorca dealing with the Tarsus IV tragedy and trying to hunt down Kodos the Executioner (making a smooth integration with what we know from TOS). This is, so far, our only look at Lorca Prime, who proves to be not too different from the version we got to know, though much more conflicted about his aggressive side. Georgiou meets a very young James Kirk. Aside from an unfortunate fridging (Lorca loses someone in the massacre), this is a good character piece for those wanting more Georgiou.

Fear Itself by James Swallow: An early-Shenzhou adventure, showing the not-yet-friendship between Burnham and Saru, as Saru experiments with defying orders for the first time in his career, and nearly starts a war with the Tholians and/or the Peliar Zel (and a war between the Tholians and Peliar Zel. He just royally hugs up). It plays reasonably well with established canon, though Saru has apparently encountered a Ba'ul face-to-face (unlike what Short Treks suggested), though that could easily be slotted into his backstory somewhere off-camera.

The Way to the Stars by Una McCormack: Is a hugging masterpiece, OMG. Aside from a framing device (apparently set just before S2 begins), this is the story of 16-year-old Sylvia Tilly going through a crisis and finding her people. This isn't so much a Star Trek book as it is a perfect young adult book that happens to be set in the Star Trek universe, and deals heavily with issues of anxiety, identity, family (both biological and found), and privilege (both personal and cultural). This is the book I would give to non-Trek fans to introduce them to the universe. It gives us a long-needed look at how the rest of the galaxy views the Federation, and how people in the Federation feel about Starfleet, and why the people in Starfleet would give their lives for the Uniform and what it means.

Also, Siobhan Tilly has displaced Lwaxana Troi as the Worst Mother in Star Trek. Lwaxana may be overbearing, but she has never been actively toxic to her daughter's emotional and mental well-being. All of Tilly's anxiety issues can be traced directly to that witch.

 

Haven't yet read Fear Itself, but I agree with the rest of these reviews. I especially echo your sentiments about The Way to the Stars. Possibly the most enjoyable Trek book I've ever read.

 

Really, you could put any of her Trek works at the start of that and be correct (although I've not read her, or anyone else's post-The Fall work yet). The Never-Ending Sacrifice in particular is incredible.

 

I have The Way to the Stars, but I have yet to go through it as I have with the first three Discovery novels. I look forward to The Enterprise War at the end of July.

 

It is a pity that season 2 threw out Desperate Hours. Oh well, any longtime readers saw it coming, alas.

 

I somewhat dread the day of the Picard series's debut when post-Nemesis novels get thrown out the window. Those TNG novels, for all their good and bad, have kept me going.


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