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@  Nevermore : (20 September 2019 - 06:46 PM)

In case anyone's wondering.

@  Nevermore : (20 September 2019 - 06:46 PM)

Also, she pronounces her own name "Zuh-see".

@  TM2-Megatron : (20 September 2019 - 03:04 PM)

I think I'd read a while back she was born in Berlin

@  TM2-Megatron : (20 September 2019 - 03:04 PM)

I thought Zazie Beetz was really fantastic in Deadpool 2. Really looking forward to seeing her in Joker.

@  Liege : (20 September 2019 - 12:05 PM)

Any sightings of Ratchet at U.S. Walgreens yet? A couple of stores around me have recently restocked their toy aisles but no Ratchets yet at those ones.

@  Nevermore : (20 September 2019 - 03:54 AM)

You don't even hear a hint of an accent, and she only very rarely chooses some odd wording where she probably wasn't familiar with the more appropriate alternative due to its relative obscurity.

@  Nevermore : (20 September 2019 - 03:41 AM)

Just watched what's possibly the most relaxed interview ever of a German Youtuber interviewing Zazie while walking around Berlin. Turns out she was born in Berlin and spent quite some time in Germany.

@  Nevermore : (20 September 2019 - 03:39 AM)

Actors and actresses I had no idea speak fluent German, part 4.231: Zazie Beetz from Deadpool 2.

@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 02:14 PM)

It's too bad it's like this because some of what they're doing with tiny cars is pretty cool, but I'm not willing to sign up for that f-ing hassle.

@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 02:13 PM)

At this point I'm trying to decide how much of a markup I'm willing to pay some scalper scum or if I should just say to hell with it.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (18 September 2019 - 02:11 PM)

That is pretty much the constant story with Hot Wheels. Anything you might actually want has most likely been picked clean and marked up.

@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 02:02 PM)

I've been watching some Youtube Hot Wheels videos out of boredom and discovered there exists a new car that just came out maybe a month ago that looks just like one I had when I was little, and I've been looking around hoping to get it. Slim picking everywhere, but online there are a slew of sellers asking for 3 and 4x the retail price, plus a hefty shipping markup.

@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 01:59 PM)

Oh, that explains the problem I've encountered with finding one little car

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 September 2019 - 01:31 PM)

Oh boy. I work at Target, and literally every single morning, there are two or three guys outside who make a beeline straight to the Hot Wheels.

@  Steevy Maximus : (18 September 2019 - 01:00 PM)

Hot Wheels

@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 12:25 PM)

Which collecting community has the worst scalpers?

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 September 2019 - 09:55 PM)

I've never read the source material and don't know much about it, but I enjoyed the first film quite a bit, and found the second alright

@  Sabrblade : (17 September 2019 - 09:49 PM)

The first movie was definitely not for me. I flat out hated it. Didn't even bother with the sequel.

@  Maruten : (17 September 2019 - 05:02 PM)

I liked the first movie a lot and enjoyed the original volume of the book, and the way they were developed in parallel was really interesting. It all got super extra unpleasant as soon as they went back though. I don't remember really whether the initial sequels are "good" or not, but either way both the second movie and the second run of the book quickly demonstrated that the property sure wasn't for me.

@  Paladin : (17 September 2019 - 04:45 PM)

i have a real hard time offering praise of anything connected to an utter shitstain like Mark Millar.

@  Rycochet : (17 September 2019 - 01:23 PM)

Kick Ass 2 was okay for what it was, a sequel to a film that was okay, just okay. It had a good performance from Nic Cage while the sequel had Jim Carrey who decided he didn't want to promote it after one of america's regularly scheduled massacres.

@  Benbot : (17 September 2019 - 12:20 PM)

Was Kick Ass 2 really that bad? I never got around to seeing it, but after watching the first movie again the other day, I'm thinking about it.

@  wonko the sane? : (13 September 2019 - 01:54 PM)

Why do you feel a need to label yourself for doing something harmless?

@  Telly : (13 September 2019 - 11:10 AM)

thats more than i look at on reddit

@  Benbot : (13 September 2019 - 10:49 AM)

am I a basic bitch for only browsing the front page of Reddit?

@  Shrug : (12 September 2019 - 12:26 PM)

I managed to find about 2/3s of my goal Sega Genesis collection before the last price bump

@  Anonymous X : (12 September 2019 - 11:11 AM)

So relieved that I picked up most of my NTSC GameCube collection in 2010/11 before prices on the secondary market went bezerk...

@  unluckiness : (12 September 2019 - 12:54 AM)

I have fond memories of it since it was the last console Mario Kart that didn't have the ridiculous pre-race cart assembly

@  TM2-Megatron : (11 September 2019 - 10:26 PM)

Like many Gamecube games, underrated

@  unluckiness : (11 September 2019 - 09:24 AM)

Double Dash is great. Just watch out for blue shells

@  Bass X0 : (11 September 2019 - 07:43 AM)

I used a double dash on my mobile. The chat didn’t like it.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 September 2019 - 04:17 AM)

The mobile version of the site chokes on certain characters, I think.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 September 2019 - 04:10 AM)

what's with that punctuation anyway

@  Nevermore : (11 September 2019 - 03:20 AM)

Now where did that come from, Bass X0?

@  Bass X0 : (11 September 2019 - 01:52 AM)

Politics and Religion — tools of foul play!

@  TM2-Megatron : (10 September 2019 - 11:10 PM)

If you owe, you're expected to actually pay it at the time you file, before they even process your return

@  TM2-Megatron : (10 September 2019 - 11:10 PM)

If you file electronically, I find you usually get your refund within a couple weeks

@  Nevermore : (10 September 2019 - 06:22 PM)

Well, lucky it took less than two months for me. For a little over 200 Euros.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 September 2019 - 06:11 PM)

Pretty much, yeah. Canada revenue will be all up your ass if you earn less than 200K and owe tax, but your refund is basically "duke nukem forever".

@  Nevermore : (10 September 2019 - 05:34 PM)

Whereas if you overpaid and they have to refund you, they will take their sweet time to let you know.

@  Nevermore : (10 September 2019 - 05:34 PM)

Like, here in Germany, if the tax authority responds to your tax report quickly, you can rest assured they want more money.

@  Nevermore : (10 September 2019 - 05:33 PM)

Do tax authorities in other countries base their time to respond to filed tax reports on whether they owe or are owed as well?

@  wonko the sane? : (10 September 2019 - 11:13 AM)

Check what the requirements are for your cad program, and try to beat them by about 20%, and understand that software requirements have been stable for a few years: not really keeping up with the advancements in hardware. Unless you're doing something SPECIFIC which requires ludicrous amounts of power, just give your self a cushion on hardware and don't bother going whole hog.

@  Benbot : (10 September 2019 - 10:16 AM)

What I'm currently using is an i5 2018 Surface Laptop. My current desktop is all but dead. I think in the end affordability will win out over specs. I need to use CAD programs, but I'm a student, not a professional.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 September 2019 - 10:06 AM)

Okay. Whats the specs on the I7 and what are you currently using?

@  Benbot : (10 September 2019 - 09:23 AM)

fun and games

@  wonko the sane? : (09 September 2019 - 04:43 PM)

Depends entirely on what you use the computer for.

@  Steevy Maximus : (09 September 2019 - 11:52 AM)

Probably not

@  Benbot : (09 September 2019 - 09:39 AM)

Do I need an i7 on my new computer?

@  Nevermore : (08 September 2019 - 12:08 PM)


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The Guiding Hand and the 13

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#21 Sabrblade

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Posted 19 November 2015 - 06:46 PM

Each universe has its own 13 now,

Not necessarily. Only those who accepted the 13 do.


The universes that didn't accept them might not have their own 13 at all (the G1 cartoon, for instance, could be one such universe). ;)

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Posted 19 November 2015 - 06:54 PM

That assumes that such "acceptance" had to involve ALL of the 13. Any random universe might only contain one, two, or a handful of the Thirteen - the G1 cartoon universe has a Prima, for instance, whose oddness of placement now makes sense. 

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Posted 19 November 2015 - 09:26 PM

Each universe has its own 13 now,

Not necessarily. Only those who accepted the 13 do.
The universes that didn't accept them might not have their own 13 at all (the G1 cartoon, for instance, could one such universe). ;)
I just want Quadwal to get them, so far there's only seven of the thirteen across series and with repurposing.

Of course some of their designs are so crazy I feel like I could just take random figures from different lines and they'd work. (Like Loki for Liege Maximo, that sort of thing)

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Posted 19 November 2015 - 09:36 PM

On the other hand the Fallen has like ten figures himself, so we're pretty close to a universe where all thirteen original Transformers betray Primus.

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Posted 20 November 2015 - 12:52 AM

Back when Armada Unicron came out, the early Universe sub-line was happening with Unicron getting a big role in it. Two Unicrons lead fans to ask , 'Will we get another toy for this other version of Unicron? And G1 Unicron?' and to shut us up, Hasbro said 'No, Unicron is a multiversal singularity.' so all Unicron fans would be happy with the Armada figure.

Then the concept of The 13 got attention from The Fallen showing up in The Dark Ages, and fans liked the multiversal singularity concept, so it was applied to the shiny new and mysterious pantheon, while other members like Liege Maximo were retconned into being part of the gang. And Vector Prime was mythic enough that he was decided to be a member.

And just for the record, "Multiversal Singularity" means 'The Same in Each Universe' not 'exists in every universe'. And I don't think even Primus was said to be one. Who is and isn't really isn't a concept Hasbro bothers to acknowledge because only king nerds care. But the idea that Unicron was a singularity was made clear in Simon Furman's Ultimate Guide.

Eventually movies and better shows caused a huge influx of female fans, the modern fandom asked 'Why aren't there many girls?' and the Thirteen concept was still vague enough at the time to be turned into a better answer than we had beforehand.

Now, with the whole concept being a mis-mash, Aligned's attempts to get things straight just caused more complexity, and eventually The Thirteen went from being vague defined multiversal constants, to arbitrarily changing as much as any other element of the multiverse, so the new gods aren't as Godly. And the ones most consistently defined are the ones who predate the whole concept being lifted from obscurum.

(Prima, Alpha trion, Vector Prime, Megatronus, Liege Maximo.)

There's always a first 13 Transformers, it's part of the process of going from having no Transformers to having a lot of them. But instead of Solus Prime existing across all of Transformers multiverse, she exists in a bunch. But in no point in the Transformers multiverse do they count the first Transformers from one to eleven and then skip right to fifteen. That's not how numbers work and math is the greatest multiversal singularity of them all.

Edited by Zodberg, 09 December 2015 - 05:01 AM.


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Posted 20 November 2015 - 09:22 AM

Well I mean theoretically there could be a universe that only has twelve Transformers in it and will never have any more.

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#27 Charles RB

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Posted 20 November 2015 - 12:27 PM

 fans liked the multiversal singularity concept


How many fans actually liked it? I saw ones that did, ones that didn't (and I didn't), and ones that didn't really care at all. Never got an impression it was loved by all.

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Posted 20 November 2015 - 12:33 PM

I think a lot of fans liked the idea at first, especially back in the days of "ooooo armada unicron is the same guy as from g1 oooooooo", but the execution put people off.

That's just what I've observed in hindsight, thought; I wasn't there at the time.


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Posted 20 November 2015 - 01:09 PM

I have always liked Unicron and Primus being multiversal singularities; they're actual gods, so it makes sense for them. Never liked it for the 13, though. I felt it was limiting to always have the same backstory for the dawn of Cybertron. When they tried to make it work for Alpha Trion is when I really pushed back, as there was no way it was going to really work for his various iterations.

#30 Charles RB

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Posted 20 November 2015 - 04:01 PM

I  felt it was limiting to always have the same backstory for the dawn of Cybertron.


Same here. I wasn't even happy with it for Primus and Unicron, partly because it was being retrofitted into the original cartoon (which seemed pointless) and partly because, well, Primus and Unicron had multiple variations of their god story under the same writer. That sort of variation - and ambiguity, since Furman seems to have done this deliberately at Marvel and it seems telling that the more epic tellings come from Primus & his Keeper rather than Unicron - is good. Less is also more with this sort of thing. The last time I found Unicron a big deal was Titan, where he's this unknowable thing with little explanation that warps planets around him and shouldn't be there, he feels more supernatural and powerful than when he's this villain who hops around doing fully explained villain things. 

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Posted 20 November 2015 - 04:28 PM

On the other hand the Fallen has like ten figures himself, so we're pretty close to a universe where all thirteen original Transformers betray Primus.

That must be a dark universe if all 13 are Fallens....


Or not cause of the ones on fire... :D