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@  Nevermore : (19 April 2019 - 04:12 AM)

Yeah, traffic is a plus as well. Rarely got any trouble getting to work on late shift (even with the neverending construction site on the highway), and when my shift is over, there's hardly any traffic at all anymore.

@  MEDdMI : (18 April 2019 - 06:27 PM)

while I don't have weekends consistently off, working 2nd shift isn't so bad. I'm more likely to do stuff before work than after (when I'm already tired). Plus no rush hour traffic

@  TM2-Megatron : (18 April 2019 - 05:03 PM)

Switching shifts constantly is never good for one's health. There was a time when I worked overnights steady for about 2 years; did wonders for my health, as well

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:36 PM)

Don't miss early shift (and especially switching back and forth every two weeks) a bit.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:36 PM)

Man, permanent late shift really has done wonders for my overal well-being. Never having to get up early for work, staying up late, weekends off... a ot of my coworkers think I'm crazy, but late shift is really my preferred shift.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:33 PM)

(My total lack of sleep on that day might have contributed, though.)

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:33 PM)

At noon, it was warm.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:33 PM)

On Monday, we went on strike early in the morning, I was also wearing to jackets and gloves and my toes and fingers were freezing.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 April 2019 - 04:31 PM)

Nope, right now my days are doing that. Frigid at night (Well, just below zero, but still.) and warm enough to be always be ill prepared during the day.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:28 PM)

Today it's so warm I had to take a shower to wash off the sweat after a lengthy bike trip.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:27 PM)

This past Friday I was wearing two jackets and winter gloves outside and took a hot bath when I returned home.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:27 PM)

Is "April weather" an issue in other countries as well, or is that specifically a German phenomenon?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 April 2019 - 11:04 AM)

Well, when you understand the history of the area it make sense. It's basically a series of countries buying the place, moving in, saying "we rule you people now", and the locals shrugging and responding, "okay, you have fun with that".

@  Sabrblade : (16 April 2019 - 07:58 AM)

When did we all turn into Henry Higgins?

@  unluckiness : (16 April 2019 - 03:16 AM)

To be fair, most Americans can't get the hang of English, so I can understand why.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 April 2019 - 03:15 AM)

(And yeah, Calliope is a Greek muse, not French, but the street was named BY the French when they took over.)

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 April 2019 - 03:10 AM)

In New Orleans there's a bunch of streets with French names that are pronounced by locals with a more English emphasis, for example "Calliope Street" is pronounced "CAL-lee-ope".

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 11:56 PM)

I figured as much for Canadians.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 April 2019 - 11:37 PM)

hm; whenever I've heard people talk about the school they said it the same way as the cathedral...but I guess that's in Canada, so they're probably more familiar with the cathedral than the school

@  Dracula : (15 April 2019 - 11:11 PM)

There's plenty of place names in the US like that. Around here we have an "el doh-RAY-doh," and up north there's a Cairo that's pronounced "kay-roh"

@  RichardT1977 : (15 April 2019 - 09:56 PM)

Yeah, the common pronunciation of the University is probably the reason most Americans don't pronounce the Cathedral name correctly.

@  Arazyr : (15 April 2019 - 08:03 PM)

That's my understanding of how the two are supposed to be pronounced as well.

@  Echowarrior : (15 April 2019 - 07:42 PM)

When I'm talking about the cathedral, I say "noh-treh dahme". When I talk about the university, I say "noh-ter dayme". I don't see a problem with that.

@  Paladin : (15 April 2019 - 06:26 PM)

guessing "Hunchback" just got bumped WAY down the list for Disney's live-action remakes...

@  Patch : (15 April 2019 - 05:56 PM)

We all pronounce it wrong, so no one knows enough to care.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 April 2019 - 05:40 PM)

It'd be odd for most Americans not to know how to pronounce Notre Dame, considering they have a University with the same name that's the subject of a relatively popular film based around a sport most Americans love

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 04:22 PM)

Three or four more hours will be needed to contain the fire.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 04:22 PM)

Update from France 24: the Paris Fire Brigade says two towers and the main structure of the cathedral have been saved from complete destruction.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 03:57 PM)

One does not have to speak French to know that rhyming with "voter name" is off the mark.

@  Locoman : (15 April 2019 - 03:51 PM)

Really? It's an international tragedy and you're zeroing in on the people who maybe don't speak French?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 03:44 PM)

@Tm_Silverclaw I just read on BBC News that the cause is not yet clear, but officials suspect the fire could be linked to renovation work.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 03:42 PM)

Oh boy, here we go with the U.S.-American newscasters who can't pronounce "Notre Dame" correctly.

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 April 2019 - 03:38 PM)

Too soon to say.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (15 April 2019 - 03:20 PM)

Do we know if it was an attack? Arson? Or just bad wiring?

@  Nevermore : (15 April 2019 - 02:10 PM)

Religion is dead?

@  Paladin : (15 April 2019 - 02:01 PM)

major cathedral burning down on Holy Week is some kind of metaphor.

@  Benbot : (15 April 2019 - 12:54 PM)

Hard to believe a wonder of the world could just be wiped out so easily. Hopefully they can still save it

@  Benbot : (15 April 2019 - 12:51 PM)

Well, Notre Dame is burning down

@  Benbot : (15 April 2019 - 10:05 AM)

yikes I thought the site was going to be down for a while

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 09:07 PM)

So, time for another strike. No sleep for me tonight. Oh well.

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 09:04 PM)

Think Game of Thrones "light" meets Cabaret and you get the idea.

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 09:03 PM)

Kinda sorta, just with more intrigue, conspiracy, depravity, crime and violence.

@  RichardT1977 : (14 April 2019 - 06:37 PM)

So it's like a prequel to Cabaret?

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 04:02 PM)

And man, characters are smoking literally EVERYWHERE.

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 03:27 PM)

Also, full frontal male nudity. (There's been quite a bit of female nudity since episode 1.)

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 03:26 PM)

Episode 6, and Hitler is randomly name-checked.

@  Xellos : (14 April 2019 - 12:22 PM)

Runa runa!

@  Sabrblade : (14 April 2019 - 09:10 AM)

Wocka wocka!

@  The Doctor Who : (14 April 2019 - 06:59 AM)

Lewd

@  Paladin : (14 April 2019 - 06:57 AM)

troutstick.


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#5701 Spark

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Posted 13 December 2016 - 11:12 PM

 

 

 

 



Twinferno: GREAT robot mode, dragon mode is a bit wonky, still love it. Surprised that the wings and canopy were translucent. Guns have a variety of places to mount. QC issues: Dragon mode hips don't seem to lock in place.

They have a very specific way to lock into place and they clip in hard when you get it right.  It's not something easily explained without pictures, though, but they very definitely lock.

 

 

Yeah I realized that when I wrote that, I was doing it wrong, but even when I figured that out, I haven't gotten them to lock all the way. I think I'm still not doing it right.

 

If you're doing it correctly, there's a pretty definite "snap" when it gets in place.  Probably haven't pushed hard enough.

 

 

I haven't really given it much thought because his alt mode's so bad that I don't care, but from the couple of times I've transformed him I literally cannot even imagine how it would be possible for those bits to clip into place. 

I'll try to post picture instructions this evening.

 

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Posted 14 December 2016 - 05:33 AM

Huh. Ta. Don't think I'd have achieved that on my own. Certainly does the job.

Now, does anyone have any tips for getting the end of the tail to hold together...? -.-

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#5703 Telly

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Posted 14 December 2016 - 02:18 PM

duct tape?


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Posted 14 December 2016 - 02:53 PM

Magic.


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#5705 Maruten

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Posted 14 December 2016 - 04:48 PM

The correct answer is "never transform him into alt mode". 


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#5706 BlitzwingHaz

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Posted 15 December 2016 - 01:10 PM

Legends Bumblebee is quite a cool little figure but I don't get why the windows and roof are in a different colour of plastic. If they were doing that why not the windows transparent?



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Posted 15 December 2016 - 01:49 PM

The windows aren't a dark smoke transparent?

 

I imagine that part being a translucent plastic was the intent during design, even if it didn't end up that way in production.


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#5708 ChessPieceFace

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Posted 15 December 2016 - 02:11 PM

Wow, yeah, I assumed they were transparent too. Are they really opaque? Not just deeply tinted? That would indeed be disappointing.



#5709 BlitzwingHaz

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Posted 15 December 2016 - 06:59 PM

Nope totally opaque (just shone a torch at them). Its black plastic painted yellow. Pretty odd really.

Here's a pic with a flash and without:

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And the yellow is totally different shade, its pretty jarring in person. Love the face sculpt on this guy though, its better than the masterpiece one imo.

Edit - I think they maybe just used the same black plastic they used for his forearms and legs. He is a cheap figure after all.


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Posted 15 December 2016 - 08:41 PM

BB looks great. Glad I ordered all three from that wave. 


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Posted 15 December 2016 - 11:01 PM

Bumblebee is a nice looking figure and I can't wait to see all the figures that are made from him.



#5712 ChessPieceFace

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Posted 16 December 2016 - 02:17 AM

That's terrible, and weird. Surely it must've been intended to be translucent at some point? Casting in black and painting over yellow seems like it would require so much more paint.



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Posted 16 December 2016 - 06:14 AM

So the TFCC released the cover of their last magazine with Titans Return Kup on the cover.

 

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Posted 16 December 2016 - 06:23 AM

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Posted 16 December 2016 - 06:44 AM

Ha-ha! Walky was right; that IS the Revolutionaries Kup design!


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Posted 16 December 2016 - 07:11 AM

I hope his head is named Noble.

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Posted 16 December 2016 - 07:15 AM

I want his Titan Master to be called Fullgears, as the best part of waking up is Fullgears in your Kup.



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Posted 16 December 2016 - 07:19 AM

It's a really great design for the toy. Very G1 in both modes, yet just a little clunkier/bulkier to fit in with your Autobot bruisers. 

 

The Titanmaster's name isn't Noble, but something a little more G1... Although it's the "wrong" Targetmaster (unless he abandoned Landfill).



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Posted 16 December 2016 - 07:19 AM

I assume "Recoil" is the likely name, unless they can't trademark it. .... Decoil? Uncoil? Xecoil? Rexoil? Recoix?

 

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Ah, so Flintlock or Silencer?


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#5720 Rycochet

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Posted 16 December 2016 - 07:20 AM

Autobot Rexoilblast.





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