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@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 August 2018 - 08:40 PM)

I saw him on The Trek BBS some months before he hit the Allspark.

@  Nevermore : (19 August 2018 - 05:47 PM)

He was considered an annoying pest even back then.

@  Nevermore : (19 August 2018 - 05:47 PM)

I finally managed to dig up some of Jason Irelan's earliest posts, at the Alvaro Comicboards Transformers forum. Dating back to 2003.

@  Nevermore : (19 August 2018 - 12:43 PM)

The best thing is that repeatedly buying the same cabinet means an increasing routine in assembling the things.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 August 2018 - 10:39 AM)

Welp, beats me. I got four shelves.

@  Nevermore : (19 August 2018 - 08:38 AM)

Finally I can showcase my collection in an appropriate manner.

@  Nevermore : (19 August 2018 - 08:38 AM)

I bought thirteen display cabinets for my new apartment from Ikea.

@  RichardT1977 : (19 August 2018 - 12:42 AM)

*groan*...

@  PlutoniumBoss : (18 August 2018 - 11:43 PM)

Well don't hang up on us, tel us abaud it!

@  Cybersnark : (18 August 2018 - 04:25 PM)

I'm back with a new modem!

@  wonko the sane? : (18 August 2018 - 03:58 PM)

And I just managed to clean out my bed drawers, so I can move on to the next step when I'm ready.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 August 2018 - 03:45 PM)

I doubt I set any records, but now my cat can't jump on my PC and hit the power button or reset button, so... improvement.

@  RichardT1977 : (18 August 2018 - 02:28 PM)

Back in St. Olaf they used to have IKEA building contests...

@  Paladin : (18 August 2018 - 11:44 AM)

enjoy yur affordable Svedish crap.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 August 2018 - 11:33 AM)

Ikea is dangerous. I bought a new desk and a bed frame...

@  ▲ndrusi : (18 August 2018 - 11:19 AM)

Var.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 06:19 AM)

Oh, and there's also a few percent extra wage for every overtime hour on top of that.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 06:19 AM)

Some people just work an hour extra every day and then request a day off when they have collected enough hours.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 06:18 AM)

Come in on your day off? Work an hour extra on a normal working day? Counts. What you do with your overtime doesn't matter just as long as you worked overtime in the first place.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 06:18 AM)

Anything goes - filing a request for financial compensation for your overtime, getting them compensated by spare time either in full "stay at home" days or "go home early" days (always with permission by your superior), it doesn't matter. What matters is that you worked longer than your contract and your official shift plan require you on any given day.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 06:16 AM)

Now the important thing here is that overtime is clocked daily, so if you work an hour extra (all overtime prior to the Christmas peak season is voluntary) and then immediately work an hour less on the following day (assuming you got your superior's permission), you may have a net zero on your overtime account but still scored one hour for the premium regardless.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 06:14 AM)

In other news, I unlocked an achievement at work: There is an agreement between the works council and the employer which states that anyone who works 55 overtime hours this year between January and the end of September gets a premium in October.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 06:12 AM)

Of course, the idiots keep bringing up the fact that DC used it "first", despite us telling them over and over again that who was "first" is completely irrelevant in trademarks.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 06:10 AM)

Actually they just settled.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 August 2018 - 05:03 AM)

Sounds like Hasbro should win it easily.. They'be been using it constantly for years, so even if DC did have it, they haven't been using and defending their trademark.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 04:54 AM)

Well, haven't in a long time, that is.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 04:54 AM)

And there haven't been any toys based on DC's Teen Titans Bumblebee character until recently.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 04:54 AM)

Because Hasbro is selling toys.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 04:54 AM)

The trademark dispute was specifically about toys.

@  Pennpenn : (18 August 2018 - 04:50 AM)

Thought to be fair I didn't even know Hasbro and DC were having a trademark dispute. I thought that was something that would have been settled years ago (and DC wouldn't be doing much with their Bumblebee at the moment given Marvel's using Wasp at the moment)

@  Pennpenn : (18 August 2018 - 04:37 AM)

It sounds like the kind of person isn't going to be deflected by petty concerns like "reason" or "facts".

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 04:18 AM)

I told him repeatedly that the insects are completely irrelevant because THEY ARE NOT IN THE BUSINESS OF SELLING TOYS (or ANY business at all, for that matter).

@  Pennpenn : (18 August 2018 - 04:08 AM)

Even if he meant that the word "bumblebee" has been used to describe a particular type of insect (which is a much more coherent statement) it's still wrong.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 03:40 AM)

Claiming that Hasbro's trademark has always been for "Autobot Bumblebee" (a quick look at any toy packaging in the past 12 years proves this wrong), Apple the computer company has never held a trademark for "Apple", only for "Apple Computers" (the USPTO database proves this wrong), you cannot trademark common words (the USPTO database proves this wrong), the insects have been using the name "Bumblebee" for thousands of years (insects don't speak English), and ARGHHHH.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 03:38 AM)

Jesus, there's this moron at TFW2005 who has a history of exceptionally outrageous bulls*** claims who is making all sorts of provably false statements in the thread about the Hasbro/DC "Bumblebee" trademark dispute.

@  TM2-Megatron : (18 August 2018 - 12:06 AM)

If you stop for gas/directions shortly before getting there and the attendant is unusually creepy and/or inbred, turn back

@  Noideaforaname : (17 August 2018 - 09:49 PM)

Booked a cheap cabin in the stormy mountains filled with alcohol. This is either a great find or the start of a horror film.

@  RichardT1977 : (17 August 2018 - 06:55 PM)

I loved those commercials...

@  Patch : (17 August 2018 - 06:14 PM)

Paladin drank Bud Ice once in the 90s, and the penguins have been after him ever since.

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 August 2018 - 01:44 PM)

You weren't using it anyway.

@  Paladin : (17 August 2018 - 12:11 PM)

one by one the penguins steal my sanity...

@  Donocropolis : (17 August 2018 - 06:30 AM)

New band name: The Sabre Worf Hypothesis

@  wonko the sane? : (16 August 2018 - 06:36 AM)

That never goes away. I still have little panic attacks when I see water where it's not supposed to be. I've lived through enough leaking roofs, broken pipes and floods to know it could be a very bad sign.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 August 2018 - 09:20 PM)

Despite my parents explaining that to me when I was a kid, I still half-panic every time I see condensation dripping.

@  Shrug : (15 August 2018 - 08:23 PM)

Yup. If the water happens to be on the left or right of the vehicle, make sure to remember that. That way it's real easy to tell if it's something else dripping.

@  Nevermore : (15 August 2018 - 05:15 PM)

So I checked online and it appears... it's totally normal, that's apparently condensed water from the air conditioning.

@  Nevermore : (15 August 2018 - 05:14 PM)

Phew!" For a moment I thought I was in real trouble because when I arrived at home and drove my car into the garage, there was a trail of large wet spots.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 August 2018 - 08:01 AM)

The showerhead exploded off the pipe this morning. So yeah... think it's going to be a "great" day.

@  Donocropolis : (13 August 2018 - 09:44 PM)

Luckily, it was "Wheel Horse Lawnmower"

@  Donocropolis : (13 August 2018 - 09:44 PM)

I knew that my father was getting old when he finally posted a facebook status that was clearly a search term.


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#1101 Cradok

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Posted 25 May 2016 - 03:11 PM

How were we even supposed to know that the things we thought were stasis pods weren't actually stasis pods? They may not look exactly the same design-wise as the ones from the show, but that could have been due to artistic license or their design changing over 300 years. That they were supposed to be something entirely different from stasis pods is never even indicated by the comic.

 

It's the Curtis Saxon school of art analysis: if it doesn't reflect the original source precisely, it's obviously something different.



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Posted 25 May 2016 - 03:13 PM

As I was saying to someone on a different website, just take a deep breath and remember that it's not canon if you don't want it to be.


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Posted 25 May 2016 - 03:27 PM

 

How were we even supposed to know that the things we thought were stasis pods weren't actually stasis pods? They may not look exactly the same design-wise as the ones from the show, but that could have been due to artistic license or their design changing over 300 years. That they were supposed to be something entirely different from stasis pods is never even indicated by the comic.

 

It's the Curtis Saxon school of art analysis: if it doesn't reflect the original source precisely, it's obviously something different.

 

WHY DOES THE TRANSFORMERS CARTOON HAVE NO TRANSFORMERS IN IT?


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#1104 Megaplex Prime

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Posted 25 May 2016 - 03:58 PM

John-Paul Jean-Luc's Bovary's the next Bob Skir!


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#1105 Sabrblade

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Posted 25 May 2016 - 11:31 PM

John-Paul Jean-Luc's Bovary's the next Bob Skir!

I... wouldn't go that far. No death threats have been made towards Bove, thank goodness.


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I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

#1106 LBD "Nytetrayn"

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Posted 26 May 2016 - 11:58 PM

It's a shame people don't talk about how good the art is, because it's great to look at, has great style and is easy to follow.

 

The shorts of Transformers comic art!

 

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#1107 Verno

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Posted 07 June 2016 - 03:58 AM

With the big cross-over coming up, as well as three TF on-goings, maybe the powers-that-be at IDW will decide to not give this story a wider release due to market saturation.



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Posted 07 June 2016 - 04:38 AM

That would be an extremely jerky thing to do...



#1109 Verno

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Posted 07 June 2016 - 04:49 AM

That would be an extremely jerky thing to do...

Sure, but is there really any need for a retail release? The toys it features don't exist in toy stores and it doesn't tie into IDW's larger continuity which is set for a large expansion. It may come across as strange to put it out and muddy the waters. Who knows, Hasbro may step in and veto it. It's not in their interests.



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#1110 MrBlud

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Posted 07 June 2016 - 05:13 AM

If Hasbro was *that* concerned, they wouldn't have approved it in the first place.

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#1111 Sabrblade

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Posted 07 June 2016 - 07:22 AM

 

That would be an extremely jerky thing to do...

Sure, but is there really any need for a retail release? The toys it features don't exist in toy stores and it doesn't tie into IDW's larger continuity which is set for a large expansion. It may come across as strange to put it out and muddy the waters. Who knows, Hasbro may step in and veto it. It's not in their interests.

 

That didn't stop every other BotCon comic from 2006 to 2015 from getting Diamond Editions.


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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

#1112 Agent X

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Posted 07 June 2016 - 03:07 PM

When IS the inevetable Diamond Edition coming out?
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#1113 Vexwing

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Posted 07 June 2016 - 03:27 PM

When IS the inevetable Diamond Edition coming out?

 

Since this is published by IDW this time it probably won't be a "Diamond Edition" like in the past, just a standard solicited release.


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#1114 G.B.Blackrock

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Posted 07 June 2016 - 03:32 PM

 

When IS the inevetable Diamond Edition coming out?

 

Since this is published by IDW this time it probably won't be a "Diamond Edition" like in the past, just a standard solicited release.

 

 

It's still the best and easiest way for us to describe that this is different than the convention version. Diamond Edition IS "standard solicited release" and really, always has been.



#1115 Vexwing

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Posted 07 June 2016 - 03:35 PM

Yeah, it just won't be called that this time around.

 

Which I suppose really wasn't a point worth making.


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#1116 Sabrblade

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Posted 07 June 2016 - 08:58 PM

But would it have any bonus material (like profiles) not found in the convention version, is the question.


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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

#1117 Verno

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Posted 07 June 2016 - 09:24 PM

But would it have any bonus material (like profiles) not found in the convention version, is the question.

They could print all of the author's "additional information" blogs to make it a four issue series :p



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